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WCU Student’s 108-Pound Mushroom a Winner

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September 9, 2018

For the second consecutive year, the beautiful Borough of West Chester tops the 2018 list of Best College Towns according to (HSI).As befits the entity that compiled the list, internet connectivity is a prime factor they considered when they set their tool “The U.S. City You Should be Living In” to search for criteria that should be important to college students. They also evaluated low cost of living, walkability, low crime rate, and a predominantly single and educated population. The algorithm uses data from sites across the web, including,,, C2ER,, Kelly Norton, and Walk Score. “We adapted this tool to find cities with an ideal environment for college students,” notes HSI staffer Rachel Oaks.

West Chester University Art Student Mushroom

WCU Student’s 108-Pound Mushroom a Winner!

Last weekend’s mushroom festival in Kennett Square may have been a wash-out, but that didn’t stop WCU Art + Design major, Eva Hozinez, from winning second place in the Painted Mushroom Silent Auction competition. Her “Ode to Joy” themed mushroom is inspired by Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Made of concrete, it stands almost 3 feet tall and weighs in at 108 pounds. Hozinez is pursuing her B.F.A. in Studio Arts.

Mushroom Festival Painted Mushrooms