This week American movie theaters open their doors to release the new Simon Curtis romantic adventure that is “My Week With Marilyn.” The film follows the story of Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) a young playwright striving for the chance to make his name in the movie industry. Along Colin’s journey he comes across some interesting [...]
Archive | November, 2011
As concert ticket prices skyrocket, concertgoers are becoming less inclined to buy tickets, hurting the music industry, the “Ticket Masters” panel informed students in the Mitchell Auditorium at the Bossone Research Enterprise Center Nov. 17. The panel was presented by the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and the Kal and Lucille Rudman [...]
This Thanksgiving holiday, Martin Scorsese has given us one extra thing to count among our blessings: proof that 3-D is not on its last blurry, run-into-the-ground legs. Famous for bloody crimefests such as “Goodfellas,” “The Departed” and “Taxi Driver¸” the director has completely switched gears, transforming Brian Selznick’s novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” into [...]
Updated Wednesday, November 23, 3:45 a.m. A Drexel University student was among three students arrested Nov. 22 at the American University in Cairo and accused of participating in violent protests in the Egyptian capital, the American University said. Gregory Porter, 19, a Drexel international area studies major from Glenside, Pa., was shown around the world [...]
As week 9 finally comes to a close, we find ourselves excited for a Thanksgiving break that seems to come at the perfect time each year — and by “perfect,” we mean right as fall term is at its most stressful level. One of the things that we all need right now is the chance [...]
Students, faculty and alumni celebrated Veterans Day Nov. 11 by officially opening the Veterans Lounge in the Armory, reserved for current students who have served or will serve in the military. The new area includes couches, chairs and tables, as well as a whiteboard that will facilitate PowerPoint presentations during meetings. “We wanted this to [...]
With just over four minutes remaining in the first half Nov. 15 in Lawrenceville, N.J., the Rider Broncs led the Dragons 26-18 and things weren’t looking too good for the Colonial Athletic Association favorites. But that thought was quickly demolished as Drexel proceeded to go on a 10-2 run to head into the locker room [...]
As the weather shifts from cold to colder, the Drexel crew teams wind down their season. They have had a successful fall season, finishing near the top in most of their competitions. They dominated their last few regattas, winning the overall point title at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta and earning six gold and [...]
Dr. Daniel Schidlow was appointed interim dean and senior vice president of health affairs for the Drexel University College of Medicine Nov. 1, according to a press release from the college. Schidlow replaced Richard Homan, who recently resigned from both positions. Homan had held these roles since June 2005 and served under former University President [...]
On Feb. 13, 2009, Drake’s career took off. On that day, he released his critically acclaimed mixtape, “So Far Gone,” which almost won him a Grammy for the most popular song on that album, “Best I Ever Had.” Last June, he dropped his debut album, “Thank Me Later,” which sold 447,000 copies in its first [...]
Maxwell Balbin A CBS News poll conducted Oct. 19-24 revealed that 57 percent of those polled cited the “economy and jobs” as the “most important problem facing the country today.” Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics news release, dated Oct. 7, 2011, reports that the rate of unemployment among high school graduates is 9.7 [...]
Filmmaker Alexander Payne’s penchant for quirky characters on introspective missions culminated in an Oscar win for his adapted screenplay of “Sideways” in 2004, after which he disappeared. And so, in a year of more Transformers than actors running around onscreen, Payne returns to the industry as his newest adaptation, “The Descendants,” earns a wide release after [...]
First Person Arts Festival It’s story time in Philadelphia. In celebration of First Person Arts’ 10th anniversary, the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art is taking over Old City for an unprecedented 11 days. In keeping with the mission of First Person Arts, we’re giving you more of the provocative, playful and personal [...]
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has created over 3,500 murals and works of public art since 1984, earning Philadelphia the title of the “City of Murals.” Since the Mural Arts Program was established, over 100 communities have positively transformed, education outreach programs have been served, and adult offenders in local prisons have broken [...]
A gold-barred cage embedded in the vast bowel of Mount Tartarus contains the Titans, a vanquished group of seething former gods defeated in a battle among the heavens. Standing toe to toe, these deadly creatures are destined to stay here for eternity, unless King Hyperion has anything to say about it. Hyperion aims to wreak [...]
Relatively unknown back in India, Conflicting Resonance is an alternative rock band that came into being back in 2006. When asked how the band came along, they said, “We got together with the simple purpose of playing music, and that passion has driven us to where we are now.” Over the five-year period the band [...]
As part of the Drexel Campus Activities Board’s comedy week, the Urban Playground organization gathered over 100 people to participate in a quite-interesting MP3 Experiment. The MP3 Experiment was an event organized by Improv Everywhere and its founder, Charlie Todd. Of course Urban Playground was prepared to take on the MP3 Experiment head-on with the [...]
Robert Zaller The police crackdowns on the Occupy Wall Street movement have thrown a glaring new spotlight on a law enforcement system that seems increasingly out of control. Some of New York’s police officers were found to be involved in gun and drug trafficking. In Los Angeles, dozens of prisoner beatings are under investigation, [...]
Drexel wrestling returned with mixed results Nov. 12-13 at the DAC. The opening weekend saw them split their homestand of matches against Franklin & Marshall on the 12th and against Pittsburgh on the 13th. They got the season started on the right foot after coming out victorious over the F&M Diplomats, 25-10. The Dragons won [...]
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