A Love Letter To West Chester University

A Love Letter To West Chester University


To my dearly beloved,

Since the first day we came in contact I knew we were meant to be. You are beautiful, fun, comforting, and reliable. Whenever I need something to do to clear my head, I can always turn to you. Whether it’s a night out in the town, a run to de-stress from a heavy homework week, or a walk through south campus to appreciate nature, you’re constantly there with the right answer. Sometimes I get frustrated with you, but, as the saying goes, you love someone despite their imperfections. I will love you through your drastically uneven sidewalks, even though it keeps me from wearing my favorite heels, and I will love you through snow days, even though the cold is unbearable and the icy roads are disastrous.

My favorite thing about you, West Chester University, is that you are always so positive. You hold the kindest of people…students, professors, and staff, although sometimes the Sykes workers can give a bit of attitude. The food you make for me is absolutely delicious. There isn’t one pizza place that you should not take pride in. Not to mention, the delivery hours being super convenient for those late night study breaks. Honestly, it’s a little bothersome you don’t have a Wawa closer to the campus, but 7-11 will do.

It’s a shame that none of your houses have built-in air conditioning, but bonding during heat waves brings me closer to my roommates than ever before, and I didn’t think that was possible. You will forever hold a key to my mind and a place in my heart. On my worst days, I know you will be there ready to cheer me up, especially on the weekends. Being able to walk from friends house to friends house is another one of my favorite things about you. Because of you I can keep all of my friends close in distance and close in my heart.

On rainy days, you provide me with the best baked-ziti and garlic knots in the state, and on sunny days you give me motivation to run, a positive attitude, and sensational “dages.” The people within you are the best in the world. They have become my second family, and they too appreciate you to your entirety. We always talk about how wonderful you are and that we wouldn’t be anywhere without you as a main part of our lives. It has come to my attention, with the effects of times, that I wont be able to be with you forever, which makes me beyond depressed. However, I will make sure I take full advantage of having you in my life for the time we do have together.

Every side of you is physically gorgeous. You are my happy place. You are my home away from home, and you have provided me with the people I love most in my life. Thank you for a wonderful 2 years, and for many more to come.

With all of my heart,

Jessica Dyrek

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.


Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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"It's safer than cigarettes"


Vaping is the rage these days among adolescents and college students. Here are some great reasons to start!

1. It's what all the cool kids do


I wish that I could be like the cool kids

2. It damages your lungs


It's not like you need these to breathe or anything

3. It pollutes the air


Let's pollute the air even more!

4. Nicotine addiction

Just the thing I want to be addicted to

5. "Delicious" flavors


Would you prefer mango flavor or the cancer flavor?

6. The Juul looks like a USB


Your parents won't suspect a thing

7. Inhale metals like nickel and lead


Yummmmmm. Lead poisoning isn't a thing.

8. More likely to get infections


9. You'll eventually want cigarettes


And you'll make your lungs worse

10. Lung and mouth cancer


Who doesn't want cancer

In case you couldn't tell, this was very sarcastic. If you want all of these things, then go ahead, start vaping. But you should know what you're getting yourself into and be prepared for the consequences.

If you already vape, I mean no disrespect and I'm not trying to hate on you, but you should seriously stop. Whatever you think is a good reason for vaping really is not a good enough reason to damage your body.

Stop vaping. And if you don't vape, don't start. Just don't.

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