Mental Illness Isn’t Funny

November 16, 2014 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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The Search For Punishment in Police Brutality Cases

November 11, 2014 9:56 am1,208 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 pm3,078 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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