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Life or Death

December 1, 2014 1:11 am0 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 pm3 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 pm5 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 am0 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 pm7 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 am1 comment

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 am1 comment

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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Get To Know The Wise Girl

November 13, 2014 11:35 am15 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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The Search For Punishment in Police Brutality Cases

November 11, 2014 9:56 am41 comments
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons -- Mike Licht

The events associated with the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri have become outstanding issues in the media recently, though it is evident that only the surface of police brutality has received mass coverage. Whether they incite massive backlash or not, instances of police brutality result in unfair injury […]

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Raven-Symoné: Shaming or Empowering?

November 7, 2014 1:35 pm8 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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