With the 2012 movie season to date proving mediocre at best, it’s high time for the most anticipated film of the year to crash into the charts. You know what I’m talking about: the silver-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bloodthirsty trilogy, “The Hunger Games.” In a future where the totalitarian Capital reigns supreme over the […]
Archive | March, 2012
Engineers in the Laboratory for Biological Systems Analysis at Drexel University will be able to continue their research on robotic fish thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Office of Naval Research, as announced March 8 in a Drexel press release. The funding, which will be dispersed over the next three years, could help […]
The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Drexel University will be hosting a banquet March 31 in honor of its transition from colony into a full chapter after refounding two years ago. Lambda Chi Alpha was re-established on campus after a four-year hiatus,which began when the fraternity’s International Board of Directors declared the chapter inactive by […]
Sophomore forward Goran Pantovic attempts a shot against the University of Central Florida. Pantovic played eight minutes agaunst UCF and scored a career high 10 points The selection committee didn’t call Drexel’s name to be invited to the big dance on Selection Sunday. After posting a 25-2 record since Dec. 10, the Dragons were left […]
After a heartbreaking overtime loss to James Madison University at home Feb. 9, the Drexel women’s basketball team held an 11-11 overall record, and all hopes of postseason play seemed bleak. Over the next three weeks, the Dragons went 5-1, the only loss being a 40-39 defeat at the hands of the 10th-ranked University of […]
When you sit down to watch a Will Ferrell movie, there are a number of things you can expect: plenty of humorous vulgarity, irony, chaos and an altogether good time. Ferrell’s latest movie, “Casa de Mi Padre,” releases in select theaters in the U.S. March 16 with Pantelion Films, meeting all of the expectations of […]
London’s Fanfarlo played March 8 at Union Transfer in support of their thoroughly enjoyable second album, “Rooms Filled With Light.” It was a fairly large step up in terms of the size of venues that they had played previously (the band described Union Transfer as “the nicest place we have ever played”), but they were […]
Dear Editor, Over the past year that I have been at Drexel, it has become evident to me and other freshmen that Drexel does not provide good quality food options for its students and faculty. Looking into the food options, I realized that there are not a lot of options to choose from. As […]
Up for review this week is hands down my favorite restaurantinUniversityCity,Baby Blues BBQ. Thissoutherngem really makes your taste buds pop. Baby Blues is located at 3402 Sansom St., rightinthe middle of Penn’s and Drexel’s campuses. Thisdown-home barbecue spot was broughtoverfrom the West Coastinlate2010 by barbecue aficionados Danny Fischer and Rick McCarthy. They grew up with […]
Dear Drexel, “Look to your left and look to your right,” I was told during my freshman orientation at Drexel’s engineering school. “Only one of you will graduate,” Dominic Di Bucci, an alumnus here at Drexel University, said. Drexel has always had a low graduation rate, but is it fair to students? In more […]
Over the years, spring break has become synonymous with going to the beach, partying and drinking. Yet some Drexel students have chosen to forgo the stereotypical college spring break experience this year, instead deciding to volunteer their time for an Alternative Spring Break trip. Although the deadline to sign up for ASB has passed, there […]
Dear Editor, The University has grown exponentially in recent years with the “Drexel Renaissance.” There are many concerns surrounding the rapid increase in student enrollment and physical infrastructure keeping up with demand. The influx of new students has put constraints on many aspects of student housing. Dorms are frequently beyond capacity, yet there have […]
Drexel’s Witnesses to Hunger project is making waves nationally; it was a major theme in the Sundance-screened film “Finding North” in January, and an exhibit on the project was featured March 12-15 in Doric Hall at the Massachusetts Statehouse. A School of Public Health initiative, Witnesses to Hunger captures photos of people suffering from food […]
A new version of the DrexelOne mobile application for Android, along with push notification updates to the Apple iOS and Windows Phone applications, will be released sometime next week, according to Ken Blackney, associate vice president for core technology infrastructure and co-producer of the app. “[The new version] will bring the Android app up to […]
Drexel head coach James “Bruiser” Flint roams the sidelines during the Dragons 56-59 loss to Virginia Commonwealth University in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship game. The tournament took place in Richmond, Va. at the Richmond Coliseum. Drexel vs. the world — not necessarily. The above statement has caught on as “the thing” to say after […]
Junior attackman Brendan Glynn passes the ball. In the Dragons’ most recent game against Bucknell Glynn had one assist, four shots and four ground balls. Drexel’s men’s lacrosse team is quickly digging itself into a big hole. While on the way down, the team is finding out there are multiple ways to lose a lacrosse […]
New City Stage Co. presents “Terrorism” There’s a bomb scare at the airport and a suicide at the office. A man ties up his lover, and an old woman plots murder. At the scene of a gas explosion, the rescue workers are busy photographing limbs for fun. What do these situations have in common? Everyone […]
The classic status of an album can be based as much on its influence to future generations as its own musical merit. That statement may sound unfair to you, but it’s true. The Beatles sure wrote fantastic songs their entire career, but their importance is greatly diminished if future bands were not inspired by them. […]
Drexel Green’s RecycleMania collection events, held this month on Drexel’s three Philadelphia campuses, have collected 14 64-gallon totes of paper and over 13 skids of electronics as part of the nationwide university recycling tournament. RecycleMania is an annual competition that promotes recycling programs and waste reduction activities on the campuses of over 600 colleges and […]
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design signed a $1 million agreement with knitting machine producer Shima Seiki USA in February in order to build a lab emphasizing the research and development of smart textiles, as announced Feb. 27 in a Drexel press release.Genevieve Dion, CoMAD’s fashion design program director, headed the agreement […]
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