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Grey Towers Castle Gets Transformed to Spooks Galore

October 27, 2014 10:17 am14 comments
Grey Towers Castle Gets Transformed to Spooks Galore

On Oct. 25, the Society for Castle Restoration put on the Haunted Castle, a favorite of Arcadia University’s many traditions, in light of the upcoming, long-awaited Halloween. This year the theme of the event was “Mr. Harrison’s Toy Shop,” featuring rooms dedicated to broken dolls, marionettes, a twisted tea party, and […]

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The Fight for Philadelphia’s Schools

October 25, 2014 11:56 am1 comment
The Fight for Philadelphia’s Schools

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 […]

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Big drought causes big problems; California fights record water shortage

October 23, 2014 6:00 pm92 comments
Big drought causes big problems; California fights record water shortage

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, […]

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Current Ebola outbreak is the worst in history

October 22, 2014 6:00 pm14 comments
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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 […]

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Plus-Size Models Rock the Runway

October 21, 2014 7:00 pm40 comments
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons -- mafleen

Imagine you’re a little girl, and you have dreams of becoming a model in London Fashion Week. Your doctor says you’re a little “big for your age,” but you’re not quite sure what that means. Now, imagine you see images of beautiful women at Fashion Week: all lean legs and […]

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Why Scots Are Better Off Without Independence (For Now)

October 20, 2014 7:00 pm2,661 comments
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About 55% of the Scottish people who voted in the Sept. 18 referendum for Scottish independence voted against it. However, in the United States, images of “Vote Yes” signs and pro-independence rallies dominated the news media leading up to the vote. My American classmates all seemed to really buy into […]

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Rice Debacle Shows Why Goodell must go

October 17, 2014 1:00 pm2,148 comments
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By: Kevin McCann On Sept. 8, TMZ released a graphic video of NFL running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancée in a New Jersey casino elevator.  The clip caused Rice to be quickly released by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely from the NFL by commissioner Roger Goodell. This was […]

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Figuring Out Ferguson

October 16, 2014 9:00 pm32 comments
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Photographer: Amy Jordan '17.

On Aug. 9, 18-year old Mike Brown was fatally shot in Ferguson, MO by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department. Brown’s death sparked protests and police retaliation lasting for weeks on end. Yet, despite the chaos and confusion, Arcadia University has made creating a voice for those affected […]

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White House implements ‘It’s On Us’ campaign

October 13, 2014 7:00 am3,260 comments
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In response to startling statistics concerning the prevalence of sexual assaults against college-aged women, the White House has launched the “It’s On Us” campaign to reduce the number of attacks that occur on college campuses. According to President Obama’s speech at the launch of the “It’s On Us” campaign, about […]

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Racial Controversy Affects Best-Selling Author Nicholas Sparks

October 10, 2014 3:46 pm249 comments
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Nicholas Sparks—author of The Notebook, Safe Haven, and many other sappy novels-turned-movies that we all hate to love or love to hate—has been accused of racism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia. Yikes. In 2006, Sparks founded The Epiphany School of Global Studies,a Judeo-Christian based prep school committed to “Love God and Your […]

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