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Getaway For The Holiday With A Longwood Christmas

December 5, 2014 11:17 am6 comments
Lit Trees at Longwood Gardens. Photo taken by Ciara Stone.

Looking for a place where your holiday enthusiasm can boast free without the anti-spirited downers? Longwood Gardens presents A Longwood Christmas, held from late November to early January every year. It is about a one hour drive from Arcadia University’s campus and offers free parking for guests. Student tickets range […]

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Life or Death

December 1, 2014 1:11 am7 comments

The negative connotations associated with the death penalty are often built on the practicality, the financial investment, and the moral standpoint behind it. However, few of us dare to consider the people who are affected by these laws. How sure can one wholly be in declaring that the accused person is, […]

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Single and Stylishly Obsessed: Greetings to all the Fashion Lovers

November 29, 2014 12:57 pm15 comments
Single and Stylishly Obsessed: Greetings to all the Fashion Lovers

Stop. Before you read this, look at yourself. What are your thoughts – aside from, “This girl is crazy”? Seriously though, what do you think of what you are wearing or look like at this very moment? As I write this, I am in a t-shirt as old as the […]

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Excessive Force: Not Just An American Problem

12:49 pm30 comments

With the recent uprising in China’s island city of Hong Kong, tensions have risen on both the island as well as the main land. When Great Britain gave the territory of Hong Kong back to China in the 1980’s an agreement was made to let Hong Kong govern itself, with […]

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Rhino poaching continues in South Africa

November 25, 2014 2:38 am5 comments

Most of the world’s rhinos are found in South Africa, but that might not be the case forever.  Rhino horns are in high demand in parts of Asia for their supposed healing powers, making the poaching of rhinos for their horns an increasingly prevalent issue in South Africa. According to […]

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Bring Holiday Cheer to the Less Fortunate through Volunteering

November 24, 2014 3:49 pm81 comments
Philabundance by buildOn, Flickr

The holidays are just around the corner, which means loads of stuffing, fat turkeys, decorative wrapped gifts, and cheer. The excitement erupts in unison when family and friends reunite to spread love and warmth. However, not everyone can enjoy unforgettable moments like the ones to come due to the lack […]

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Putting a Lid on Soda Taxes

November 16, 2014 1:40 am11 comments

by Rachel Bellwoar For many, drinking multiple cups of coffee a day is not unusual. Substitute Coca-Cola for coffee and you have my daily grind. I am a heavy soda consumer, the kind of girl who goes to Wawa every day, buys an extra-large ICEE and finishes it. I don’t like […]

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Mental Illness Isn’t Funny

1:28 am15 comments

No matter how resilient the mind is, it can break. The way we think, feel, and live is special. What can disrupt it is mental illness. While mental illness is something we take seriously when it comes to us and those close, it often seems like a source of entertainment […]

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Do They Know They’re Perpetuating Stereotypes of Africa?

1:07 am3 comments

On the weekend of Nov. 15, some of the most popular names in music got together to cover the 1984 Band Aid song “Do they Know it’s Christmas?”  The stars that participated in the cover range from U2’s Bono to the various members of One Direction. This time around, the […]

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Get To Know The Wise Girl

November 13, 2014 11:35 am28 comments

This is it. The very beginning of The Tower’s first advice column. Isn’t it exciting? I realized a while ago that The Tower needed something a little different; something that involves you! My initial idea for this column was to have people in Arcadia’s community ask questions about fashion, how to […]

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