Drexel’s annual Engineers Week began Feb. 20 with a presentation centered around the innovative robot technologies that students and faculty at the University have recently been working on. The presentation, held in the Main Auditorium, was headed by Youngmoo Kim, assistant dean of engineering for media technologies and began with a display of an adult-size […]
Archive | February, 2012
A touchable meteorite, an 80-foot wall of specimens and the mount of a rare animal are all parts of the bicentennial exhibit set to open March 24 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. ANS, the nation’s oldest natural history museum, has announced the opening of “The Academy at 200: The Nature of […]
If there were a night in which Drexel men’s basketball has seen more positives, one would be hard pressed to find it. The Dragons defeated James Madison University 78-61 at the DAC Feb. 22 for their 16th consecutive victory. The win gives Drexel (24-5, 15-2 Colonial Athletic Association) the second-longest active Division I winning streak […]
This week was filled with heartbreak and thrill for the Drexel women’s basketball team. Three seconds separated the team from winning their hard-fought battle against the University of Delaware, the top team in the Colonial Athletic Association. With just 2.3 seconds left in the second half, Delaware star Elena Delle Donne found the net to […]
Breakthrough albums are a fascinating thing in that they often change the perception of a band forever, no matter how many years it was relatively unknown before or after its sudden popularity. And when I say breakthrough, I really mean breakthrough — as in a first-time Grammy winner with a multi-platinum record. This incredible success […]
William Lukas Last week on MSNBC, Foster Friess, Rick Santorum’s billionaire sponsor and bigoted growth-stockpiler said, “Back in my day they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.” Next weekend, 21 women from the Drexel community will present a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s […]
Less Than Jake … more like Less Than Nothing. The band visited Philadelphia Feb.17 at the Trocadero Theatre and delivered a concert unlike any I have seen. The “eff it, we’re musicians” attitude of the band, the enthusiasm of the music and, most of all, the genuine passion of the crowd were unparalleled. Indeed, this […]
English beer styles provide an interesting example of economics at work. American microbrewers have been continually increasing the alcohol content in their beers over the years, mainly because that was what people wanted, and it didn’t cost them all that much to do so (sure, high-test beer takes more malt and yeast, but it’s a […]
It has always been difficult to assign a genre to Gorillaz, Damon Albarn’s so-called “side project” that recently celebrated its 10-year run of hip-hop smashes, post-modern ditties and infectious dance tracks. The virtual band’s foundation was built on collaboration, and the Feb. 23 release of the promotional track “DoYaThing” may just be its best group […]
For those of us interested in fashion, it is crucial to know where our wardrobe pieces are made, what fabric is used and theoverallquality of the brand. We rarely look into the impact that our purchases make on the rest of the community. For those less fortunate, such as the homeless roaming the streets of […]
Teen rapper Daniel “Diggy” Simmons does it once again! Diggy stopped by the Tower Theatre Feb. 18 for the Life of the JetSetter tour. This is the second time, but definitely not the last time, we’ll see him here in the Philadelphia area, with his career just taking off. Life of the JetSetter, which is […]
Dick Vitale, although a little outlandish at times, is regarded by many as one of the greatest minds in all of college basketball. Earlier in the week, Vitale made some brash statements concerning the Drexel University men’s basketball team. The ESPN analyst noted that Drexel head coach James “Bruiser” Flint should seriously be considered as […]
The Arts Administration Graduate Association at Drexel University hosted the 9th annual Art Auction Feb. 17 in the Papadakis Integrated Science Building. In addition to spotlighting the AAGA, the auction raised funds to send graduate students to Arts Advocacy Day in Washington,D.C., where students will personally appeal to senators to maintain funding for the arts […]
First Annual German Society Bierfest Celebrate Pennsylvania’s German brewing heritage at Bierfest, an afternoon tasting event with a lively beer-garden vibe, delicious German-inspired beers and live traditional bluegrass music. Twelve Pennsylvania brewers will be pouring German-inspired lagers, pilsners, bocks, weizens and more. The Philly Roller Girls will be pouring beers for a good cause, and […]
After winning the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 2012 Edward Powell Award Feb. 6, the CEO of Urban Outfitters Inc. announced that he will donate $200,000 to the Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship. Mayor Michael Nutter presented Richard Hayne, founder, president and CEO of Urban Outfitters, the award for his work as a Philadelphia […]
Drexel alumnus and chef Chip Roman, who graduated in 2002 from Goodwin College’s culinary arts program, was recently honored by GQ magazine, which placed his restaurant, Mica, eighth on their list of “The 10 Best New Restaurants in America” earlier this month. Mica is a progressive American cuisine restaurant located in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood. […]
After a tough-fought battle, Drexel fell to the University of Virginia Cavaliers 9-8 in their season opener Feb. 18 at Vidas Field. The Dragons managed to hold an 8-7 lead until the fourth quarter, when they allowed two goals with less than eight minutes remaining in the game, falling to the No. 1 team in […]
“Some Nights,” the newest album by fun., was released Feb. 21, and to no one’s surprise, it amazes anyone who hears it. Opening the album differently than any other I have ever heard, with the addition of a chamber choir, “Some Nights” brings us back to the unique sound in the beginning of the album, […]
The Drexel women’s lacrosse team won their first two games of the season against George Washington University and Saint Joseph’s University. The Drexel women’s lacrosse team started its season off strong with back-to-back wins at Vidas Field against George Washington University Feb. 19 and Saint Joseph’s University Feb. 22. The Dragons got off to an […]
The Armory on 33rd Street was the place to be Feb. 18 as top disc jockey and Swedish House Mafia’s music prodigy, DJ Alesso, made his debut in Philadelphia. Drexel University’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity was responsible for organizing this large-scale event. The doors opened at 8 p.m., and the show continued until 1 a.m. […]
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