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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?

1:24 am42 comments
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

12:33 am23 comments

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 pm2 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

1:22 pm61 comments
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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Rewarding Greatness: Malala Accepts the 27th Annual Liberty Medal Award

November 1, 2014 1:23 am4 comments
Photo Credit: Southbank Centre

Malala Yousafzai was awarded the National Constitution Center’s prestigious Liberty Medal.

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“F-bombs for Feminism”: Successful or Not

October 30, 2014 1:19 pm17 comments

Recently FCKH8 released a video “F-bombs for Feminism” which shows young, cute girls talking about feminism and why it is necessary; all while constantly swearing. You may be thinking, “That sounds awesome!” I agree with you, but not everyone feels that way. Derrick Clifton wrote an article for Mic saying, […]

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Halloween 2014: Costume Do’s and Dont’s

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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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