Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid on the sideline during the second half of their game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field There is more to life than sports and much more to sports than winning. In today’s society, it seems as though some individuals ignore this concept. Friends from opposing teams break out [...]
Archive | August, 2012
The late Whitney Houston and American Idol alumna Jordin Sparks star in the musical film “Sparkle,” set to release Aug. 17. The film, also starring Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter, is a remake of the 1976 version. Director Salim Akil decided to move the original 1950s setting to the Motown scene of the 1960s. Ejogo [...]
Douglas Hammond For those who are logic-minded, the current state of the world can, unfortunately, be seen as a function of Europe. The age of decoupling has ended, and the era of globalization has begun. The effect of the EU on the U.S. is quite obvious, and I will give two simple examples from [...]
Over the past month, gun control has been a heated topic of debate in the United States with shootings at a movie theater in Colorado and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. The recent shooting at Texas A&M University, coupled with the Aug. 3 incident in which a Drexel Police officer shot a confrontational man, has [...]
Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and overpriced Cracker Jacks. I don’t care if I have college debt, overdue apartment rent and life necessities like water to pay back. Wait, those aren’t the words. Yes, the dog days of summer are winding down, and with [...]
Drexel’s Convenient Care Center in Center City has been named the “Best of Philly 2012 Medi-Clinic” in Philadelphia Magazine’s August 2012 issue. The clinic, located in the lower level of The Shops at Liberty Place on 16th Street between Market and Chestnut streets, provides nonemergency medical attention for working professionals, residents, or tourists 18 years [...]
A team of mechanical engineering faculty at Drexel University received a $649,999 grant from the National Science Foundation to research the logistics of applying robotic arms to unmanned aerial vehicles, according to an Aug. 1 University press release. Paul Oh, head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, leads the project with the help [...]
Another exciting season awaits the Drexel women’s soccer team. The Dragons will start their campaign Aug. 17 with a match in Farmville, Va., against Longwood University. The next two fixtures will also be away against Liberty University and Villanova University, respectively. On Aug. 27 the team will have its home opener at Vidas Field against [...]
When it comes to Italian food, you have to be adventurous. All too often I find myself attending group events where the organizers invariably make the decision to order the same dreary thing every single time: a tall stack of plain pizzas and another of, hold on to your seats ladies and gentlemen, pepperoni. Fine, [...]
To all you alternative rock and punk rock fans out there: I want you to think back to your middle school and high school days. Music was a big deal. The type of music you listened to helped determine your social standing in school. Well, I’m sure all of you listened to Yellowcard, thus making [...]
What does a 51-year-old woman have in common with her 21-year-old daughter? More than you’d think. At least when it comes to wine. Prior to sharing my passion for wine with my mother, I used to believe that my lust for tannin-rich wines like Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon stemmed from my initial romance with Tempranillo, [...]
After several years of mediocrity and stagnancy, the Philadelphia 76ers have entered a new era. As part of a four-team blockbuster trade Aug. 10, the Sixers acquired star center Andrew Bynum from the Los Angeles Lakers. Bynum, a two-time NBA champion and one-time all-star, had a career season in 2012, averaging 18.7 points and 11.8 [...]
It may only be the preseason, but the NFL can still make history and reach milestones. That was the case Aug. 9 when Shannon Eastin became the first female to officiate a game at the NFL level. Eastin, 42, served as the line judge in the Packers-Chargers preseason opener. She did so while receiving a [...]
Well, it’s finally coming down to the 11th hour. The National Hockey League season may be in jeopardy for the second time since the 2004-05 season. The probability of the season starting on time is unlikely. While this is just the first round of offers and counteroffers between the NHL Players’ Association and the owners, [...]
Rapper 2 Chainz exploded onto the scene when he released his first solo project, “T.R.U. REALigon” last November. The rapper formerly named Tity Boi underwent a name change in 2011 to make himself more radio and family friendly. The change has resurrected the career of the man who represented half of Playaz Circle, famous for [...]
City Tap House: Crabfest 2012 Ticket price includes all-you-can-eat Maryland blue crabs and live music by TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb!$3 Brooklyn and Narragansett cans and $5 White Peach Sangria all day! For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Jessica at email@example.com. 3925 Walnut St. Saturday, Aug. 18, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $35 www.citytaphouse.com From [...]
The beer for this week is the third in a series I’m doing this summer on Troegs Anthology No. 1 variety pack. This case features a six-pack each of Dream Weaver unfiltered wheat, Pale Ale, Sunshine Pils pilsner and HopBack Amber Ale. I love all these beers and almost always have one of these variety [...]
In a city fast becoming recognizable for its array of restaurants with any number of options and substitutions for even the most celiac-prone lactose intolerant vegan, Fare does a spectacular job making adult-aged children like myself sit down and eat their vegetables with a smile and giving patrons a satisfying sense of actually being full [...]
Two Drexel University students danced their way to a free screening of “Step Up: Revolution” July 25 after participating in the winning video in the Hometown Flash Mob contest sponsored by the film. Members of the winning dance ensemble, including Drexel pre-junior David Tran and 2012 graduate Tu Pham, auditioned for the chance to be [...]
Kapil Dandekar, a Drexel University College of Engineering professor, has been awarded a Meritorious Service Citation from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Educational Activities Board for his work setting up electrical engineering students all over the world with humanitarian engineering projects in their respective countries. The IEEE EAB Meritorious Service Citation, which honors [...]
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