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Raven-Symoné: Shaming or Empowering?

November 7, 2014 1:35 pm0 comments
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons -- Thaís Santos / @thaistitina

In a recent interview with Oprah, Raven-Symoné caused a major controversy with her strong opinions against labeling. Now, a majority of people on Tumblr seem to feel as if it’s necessary for her to label herself as a gay/bisexual/pansexual/African American woman. What I want to know is: Why the hell does […]

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‘-Verts': Intro, Extro, and Ambi, What Exactly Are They?

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Photo: Flickr Creative Commons -- Reedz Malik

Do you prefer a one-on-one conversation or a group discussion? A fan of solitude, or more interested in being around people? Would you be described as “quiet” or “loud”?  Depending on how you answer these questions, you can categorize yourself as one of three things: introvert, extrovert, or ambivert. These […]

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Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Work in Human Rights

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Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Work in Human Rights

In 2007, residents of the Swat Valley of Pakistan began to see some drastic changes to their everyday way of life—radio broadcasts issued threats of punishment to those who strayed from the Muslim tradition, and those threats became only more ominous with time. By the end of 2008, the Taliban […]

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ISIS brings renewed conflict to war-torn Iraq and Syria

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Over the past year, a group known as ISIS has grabbed media attention around the world as it advanced across Syria and Iraq. This group has been characterized for the terror it has brought in its wake, leaving many thousands dead in two countries already rocked by years of war. […]

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Three Quick and Dirty Tips for Senior Commuters to be Social

November 4, 2014 1:40 pm0 comments
Stressed College Student by CollegeDegrees360, Flickr

For the class of 2015, it’s senior year! And if you are a commuter, you just might be freaking out. Being a commuter has its challenges, especially when most of your responsibilities outside of attending classes are all located off-campus. Some non-resident students have mastered the art of balancing school, […]

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3 Most instagram-worthy fall foliage sites near campus

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Photo by Mike Serfas

Even though the weather is getting colder, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the fall season. As William Cullen Bryant stated, “Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile,” it is your perfect chance to get outside and visit the Philadelphia area’s most scenic places. […]

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Halloween 2014: Costume Do’s and Dont’s

October 30, 2014 12:46 am0 comments
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons -- Stefan Schubert

As we all know, Halloween is just around the corner and the questions on everyone’s mind are: What is everyone going to dress as? What should I NOT dress as? Worry not, my fellow Scarlet Knights, because I have the hottest do’s and don’ts for all of your Halloween-related festivities! […]

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The Fight for Philadelphia’s Schools

October 25, 2014 11:56 am0 comments
The Fight for Philadelphia’s Schools

In early October, Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission voted to cancel a labor contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers union in order to save money. In fact, the SRC says the decision will save $54 million this year. Starting in December, individual teachers would be required to pay between $27 […]

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Big drought causes big problems; California fights record water shortage

October 23, 2014 6:00 pm0 comments
Big drought causes big problems; California fights record water shortage

While California is known for its heat, a more serious weather phenomenon has taken over life in the golden state. California is currently the epicenter of one of the worst droughts since records began. Stretching across the west coast of the United States, and reaching into the Rocky Mountain States, […]

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Current Ebola outbreak is the worst in history

October 22, 2014 6:00 pm0 comments
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Numerous outbreaks of Ebola—an often fatal virus that causes weakness, fever, stomach pain, aches, diarrhea, vomiting, bleeding, and difficulty breathing—have occurred throughout history since the first reported case in Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) in 1976. Of the several outbreaks of the disease, however, the recent outbreak is the worst […]

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