“Never have I ever had a penis in my mouth.” Silence. I lift my cup to my lips and drink. A mixture of “ohhhs” and “ewwws” and “I would never do that” erupt from the six girls I am drinking with. I blush a bit but shrug it off. Yet, […]
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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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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. […]Read more ›
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, […]Read more ›
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. […]Read more ›
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! […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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, […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›