Articles by: Jen Retter
Editor-in-Chief of The Tower, blog curator of Because Arcadia, former USA TODAY Collegiate Correspondent, freelance writer

Campus Fashionista: Pamela Matos

April 10, 2014 12:00 pm536 comments
Photo provided by Pamela Matos

Whether it’s a killer shoe or a pair of printed pants, Pamela Matos, a sophomore English/Secondary Education major at Arcadia, isn’t afraid to rock a bold trend on campus. Check out what this week’s fashionista has to say about her chic style! I absolutely love your outfits! Every time I […]

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Announcement: ‘fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life’ opens Apr. 3

March 31, 2014 9:00 pm17 comments
Photo by: Sarah King

Calling all theater-lovers: Arcadia University Theater’s production of fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life marks the final play of the year, making it a must-see performance. Graphic novelist Jo, the main character of fml, considers herself to be a high school “outsider.” Negativity towards her sexual orientation and the […]

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What’s Hot: A film remake worth seeing?

March 21, 2014 12:00 pm7 comments
Photo by Zennie Abraham

Movie remakes typically serve as a great source of anxiety and resentment. Film buffs fear that their favorite oldies will be butchered, question the originality of contemporary filmmakers and stand by their claims that “nothing beats the original.” There are times, however, when something magical happens. Something that made us […]

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Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Chat with The Tower

March 5, 2014 12:00 pm1,339 comments
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When Amy Poehler is producing your show and Fred Armison makes the first cameo appearance, you can pretty much assume that what you’ve created is worth watching. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the co-creators, co-writers and co-stars of the new Comedy Central series Broad City, deserve to be that confident. […]

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3 Reasons to Be Pumped For This Year’s Woodstock

February 28, 2014 12:00 pm9,241 comments
3 Reasons to Be Pumped For This Year’s Woodstock

This past weekend marked Arcadia’s annual Battle of the Bands, a competition that brings Arcadia students and Philly natives together to appreciate local amateur musicians. On Feb. 22, three bands– Codec, Family Vacation and Friday Night Thieves– and two solo musicians– Craig Carrico and Alisa Thammavong– competed for the “King […]

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Campus Fashionista: Shaina Navarro

February 19, 2014 12:00 pm1,348 comments
Campus Fashionista: Shaina Navarro

Shaina Navarro, a sophomore at Arcadia University, knows that her future as a Business Administration/Marketing major will call for neatly-pressed suit jackets and skirts. But she’s not quite ready to trade in her edgy combat boots for a pair of sensible work heels. Whether it’s a bold, red lip or […]

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6 Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day That Aren’t The Notebook

February 14, 2014 12:00 pm