As students we’re tired of dealing with the pitfalls of social media. Privacy polices, MySpace stalkers and ‘accidents’ like the Anthony Weiner incident have almost trumped the progress that social media has provided. Nowhere have the perils of oversharing social media been more obvious than in the world of athletics. Auburn Tigers defensive back Jordan [...]
Archive | January, 2012
Members of various event-planning groups at Drexel announced that Snoop Dogg would be headlining this year’s Homecoming Dance Party in a private meeting of student representatives held in the Pearlstein Business Learning Center Jan. 23. During the announcement it was revealed that Snoop’s performance will consist of “a full band with drums, bass, a keyboard, [...]
Drexel University will be participating in the nationwide RecycleMania competition from Jan. 22 to March 31, an effort that encourages more than 500 participating colleges and universities across the country to promote recycling and waste reduction activities for the school’s recycling programs. For every week during the event, the schools must report recycling and trash [...]
The Dragons are breathing fire right now — plain and simple. They boast a 16-5 record (8-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association) and are tied for second in the CAA standings, just below George Mason University and tied with Virginia Commonwealth University and Old Dominion University. The Dragons have won eight games in a row, [...]
Drexel senior guard/forward Kamile Nacickaite dribbles the ball past a University of North Carolina-Wilmington defender at the top of the three-point line during a game at the John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center. Nacickaite leads the Dragons with 17.3 points a game. Drexel pulled off a huge win against Virginia Commonwealth University Jan. 26 after falling [...]
For many of you, when you hear the name Asher Roth, your instant connection is to his hit 2009 single, “I Love College.” While that song was a huge part of his success, it’s just a tiny piece of the puzzle that makes up one of the most impressive young MCs in hip-hop today. Roth’s [...]
The Artist It is both an homage to, and a celebration of, the classically great films. It looks as if it could have been made yesteryear, yet it surpasses the technical ability of all those older films. Without significantly altering the style or using cinematic cheats, “The Artist” modernizes the silent film genre and is [...]
One thing that makes Ingrid Michaelson so relatable to her fans is how real and grounded she is. Adorned with her black-framed glasses and cute, girly smile, Michaelson could win anyone over. She doesn’t need to dress provocatively or be center-stage in the latest scandal to earn recognition. All she needs is a guitar and [...]
One of my favorite beer styles is the Weizenbock, and I keep my eye open for different examples as it’s pretty hard to come by here in the U.S. Victory Brewing Company produces one named Moonglow, but it’s only on tap for about three weeks each year. I know several other breweries have made the [...]
Classic albums are significant all on their own. They have become mainstays of music lore and garnered praise solely for their musical value. Some albums need no history to be great. However, a significant anniversary of a great album allows us to reflect on its legacy and assert its significance in any terms. Starting with [...]
Roger McCain Often we have to make decisions without knowing for certain what the results will be. Deciding for whom to vote, or whom to marry or what occupation to follow are all examples. Game theory has a lot to say about that, and so does decision science. Businessmen face such decisions every day, [...]
What does a vocal band have in common with a train station in Center City? The name Market East, of course! Along with being the name of a train station, Market East is a band originating in Philadelphia made up of Kurt Cain-Walther, Max Perla and Vincent John. The band is preparing for the official [...]
“Today” show experts spoke to Drexel students Jan. 23 at the Bossone Research Center about their memorable experiences at the morning show, in order to celebrate the program’s 60th anniversary. The event consisted of a panel discussion followed by a reception where attendees could purchase signed copies of a book celebrating the show’s success. The [...]
In order to be a great defensive team, or defensive player, you need to have certain traits. You need to be physical, intense and aggressive, yet responsible on the defensive end. Derrick Thomas, the starting two-guard for the Drexel men’s basketball team, embodies all of those qualities and more and has asserted himself as a [...]
Drexel junior co-captian Joe Booth takes on his opponent during the team’s 13-25 loss at home agants Pittsburgh Nov. 13. Booth is currently ranked No. 18 in the nation. Four members of the Drexel wrestling team have been recognized among the first of three NCAA coaches’ panel rankings for the top 33 wrestlers this season [...]
Students in this term’s restaurant design course of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design were given the unique opportunity to take the skill sets they have learned and apply them to design a restaurant and bar for a celebrity chef of their choice. Chris Sheffield of SLDesign in Kensington is teaching his [...]
Drexel’s Ellen Giarelli was named the International Society of Nurses in Genetics Liaison for the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, National Institutes of Health, as announced in a University press release Jan. 12. Giarelli, currently an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, also serves as the president of the [...]
Drexel University has had a tough couple of matches against two Colonial Athletic Association foes this week, losing two matches at the CAA Duals and then falling to Army at home. The CAA Duals were held Jan. 21 in Fairfax, Va., and had the Dragons pitted against Binghamton University and Old Dominion University. “Right now [...]
Meghan Plank’s career with Drexel University’s women’s field hockey team started at a time when head coach Denise Zelenak’s team was coming to the end of a phenomenal four-year cycle. Starting with a third-place finish in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships in 2007, Zelenak’s side boasted a conference record of 26 wins and only six [...]
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