What’s Happening In Philly

Night Skies in the Observatory Hosted by Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at The Franklin Institute, the Joel N. Bloom Observatory is open late to the public and offers five different telescopes for you to view celestial objects in the sky, including stars, planets, nebulae, and if conditions are right, a… Continued

“Greater Than One” sets the mood

“Greather Than One” Dwele’s fifth album was released August 28th through E1 Music. Dwele previously appeared on Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights.” Over the years, Dwele has become one of the leaders of the neo soul genre. Despite the occasional collaboration with big names in hip-hop and features on hit songs… Continued

Circles pleases with Thai fusion

The popular South Philly spot Circles contemporary Asian restaurant opened its second location in Northern Liberties in June. The fusion restaurant’s menu is filled with generous portions of high quality Asian cuisine at inexpensive prices. Eager foodies north of Market Street have been salivating for months over Circles’ new location… Continued

W. basketball acquires five players

The Drexel women’s basketball team was tasked this offseason with replacing four key members, three of whom were starters. Tyler Hale, Marisa Crane, Ayana Lee and Kamile Nacickaite made up a quartet that helped lead the Dragons to four straight winning seasons. With such big shoes to fill, the coaching… Continued

Portuguese wines combine elegance and affordability

Portuguese wines use a blend of indigenous grapes which lends each wine a distinctive aroma and flavor. Winemakers in Portugal have recently began creating sophisticated wines without the expensive price tag. Usually I’m not savvy, trend-seeking, or on the hunt for the next big thing. But when it comes to… Continued

Incident with DUPD ends in gunshot

A man shot twice by a Drexel Police officer Aug. 3 is in custody and has been charged with reckless endangerment, harassment, aggravated assault, attempted robbery, assault on a police officer, and other related offenses. The arrest happened after the man allegedly punched a Drexel Police officer in the face… Continued

McGraw-Hill awards prof. for teaching excellence

Drexel professor Mira Olson recently learned she won an Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science award from McGraw-Hill and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors for her efforts in teaching environmental engineering. She will accept the award Oct. 1 at a ceremony in New Orleans. Olson, an… Continued

London Olympics come to a close

Spanning 19 days, the 2012 Summer Olympics brought the best athletes from 204 nations to London to compete in front of a global audience. 85 of those 204 — from Afghanistan to Venezuela — earned a total of 962 medals. Over 10,000 athletes participated in 302 events in 26 different… Continued