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Archive | October, 2011
Drexel held its 10th annual Colonial Athletic Association Blood Challenge Oct. 20 at various locations across campus, despite student protests stationed outside the Drexel Recreation Center. Drexel has won the single-day blood challenge for the last 5 consecutive years, including last year’s record-breaking mark of 1,105 actual donors and 1,045 productive units of blood collected. This […]
Hans Smith, a third-year student in the Earle Mack School of Law, was part of the entrepreneurial team that won first place at the Philadelphia Startup Weekend competition held Oct. 14-16 on Drexel’s campus. Smith beat 54 other business groups to win the event with his idea of the “Eff the PPA” iPhone application, an […]
The men’s and women’s tennis teams ended their fall season with a bang. In Lawrenceville, N.J., the Dragons swept Rider 7-0 Oct. 25 in what can only be described as a massacre. As head coach Tricia Udicious said, “It was a total team performance. All three doubles teams looked great, and all six singles played […]
With two games left in the regular season, Drexel field hockey looks to put consecutive losses behind them and finish out the season strong. The Dragons (10-7, 3-3 Colonial Athletic Association) have lost two in a row against very formidable opponents, and their path to the CAA Tournament does not get any easier. Last Friday, […]
Drexel students participated in the second annual Susan G. Komen Spin for a Cure Oct. 22 by taking spin classes to raise money for breast cancer research. The proceeds from the event, along with individual contributions, totaled $1,014. Students paid an entrance fee of $10 to participate in any of five one-hour spin classes occurring […]
Drexel men’s golf wrapped up its 2011 fall season this past week by competing in the second annual ODU/OBX Invitational Oct. 23-25, taking 18thplace with a score of 962. The event took place at Kilmarlic Golf Course in Powells Point, N.C. The tournament consisted of 18 schools in total. The men competed against local rival […]
The men’s and women’s swim teams had a strong meet last weekend, Oct. 22, when they split with La Salle. The men came in off an opening win against Widener and then beat La Salle for the first time in eight tries. The women, who were also coming off a strong opening win at Widener, […]
The past week has been a roller coaster ride for the Drexel men’s soccer team. It started with a dramatic double-overtime victory by the Dragons thanks to a winner from sophomore defender Tal Bublil. That goal was Bublil’s first career goal for the Dragons. Early in the Oct. 22 game against Virginia Commonwealth University (9-7, […]
It was a challenging weekend in Boston, Mass. for both Drexel crew teams last weekend, Oct. 22-23. The men’s and women’s teams participated in the Head of the Charles Regatta against a number of strong crew teams. Going up against the stiff slew of opponents, in addition to being in a relatively unfamiliar Charles River, […]
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. visited the University of Pennsylvania Oct. 18 to speak with first responders from the Delaware Valley region, including Senior Associate Vice President of Drexel Public Safety Domenic Ceccanecchio, about the effect that the economy and the American Jobs Act would have on public safety. Biden first spoke with the […]
Students in one History of Political Thought class at Drexel University had the chance to voice their opinions about the Occupy Philly protests directly in front of demonstrators at City Hall Oct. 17. The discussion, led by George Ciccariello-Maher, assistant professor in the Department of History and Politics, analyzed the possibilities, difficulties and tensions the […]
Women’s soccer head coach Ray Goon didn’t doubt that Kim Chiarelli would be a good field hockey player when, after playing her four years of collegiate soccer under Goon, she decided to give field hockey a try. “Not only is she gifted athletically, but she has the level of determination that sets her apart from […]
Drexel University has emerged as a powerhouse when it comes to donating blood in the Colonial Athletic Association Blood Drive Challenge. This will be the 10th year of the challenge — Drexel has won five years in a row and is hoping for a sixth. The stars were giving blood early at Behrakis Grand Hall […]
William Lukas A few weeks ago, London independent stock trader Alessio Rastani said, “Ah, that’s a tough one. Ah, personally, it doesn’t matter. That’s — see — see — you see I’m a trader. I don’t really care about that kind of stuff. I go with — if I see an opportunity to make […]
On Oct. 12, J. Cole performed in front of a sold-out crowd at the Electric Factory. Cole said the crowd was one of the hypest he has seen to date on his “Cole World” Tour. J. Cole’s story is very different from that of your other favorite rappers. At 16 years old, J. Cole decided […]
Much about Patrick Stump has changed since the soaring heights of his Fall Out Boy glory days. Since then, he’s left his former bandmates, the muttonchops and roughly 60 pounds behind, embarking on a solo career that effectively began with the Oct. 18 release of his first solo LP, titled “Soul Punk.” To process this […]
In lieu of recent hits like “Glee” and “Modern Family” embracing gays and gay culture, rather than using homosexuals for the punchlines to bad jokes, it seems as if the major TV networks are ready to “get gayer” with some of their recent pilot pickups. Announcements from NBC and HBO indicate that there will be […]
Robert Zaller A lot of people have wondered why President Barack Obama chose to expend political capital in his first year in office by reforming health care instead of addressing the jobs crisis created by the financial collapse of 2008 — a collapse that tipped a close electoral race to Obama and gave him […]
Got a question? Send it to me at Sadie@thetriangle.org! My name’s Sadie Samson, and I’m an undergraduate student here at Drexel University. I love to write, listen and give my opinion, so ask away! Dear Sadie, I feel swamped — completely! We’re only in the middle of the quarter, and I already feel like […]
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