The Drexel crew team completed its 2012-13 season by sending the men’s team to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships May 31 through June 2. The Dragons finished 19thoverall in the team standings with 21 total points. In the varsity eight race, Drexel finished second in the fourth final with a time of 6:00, just [...]
It was the fall season, and the weather was chilly and windy. I was waiting for the bus with many people, including a middle-aged African-American woman. When I sneezed, she said, “Bless you, dear.” I thanked her. She asked me, “Where are you from?” I said, “I am from the Middle East.” “Which language do [...]
Drexel students had the last chance of the season June 1 and 2 to experience the unique flavor of the two companies of the Drexel Dance Program when both FreshDance and the Drexel Dance Ensemble performed at the Mandell Theater. The company dazzled the audience with its spring concert, which included two student-choreographed pieces and [...]
Think back to the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012. Remember that song that you heard at every party, on every radio station and out of every car that drove by? It was one song and one song only: “N—-s in Paris.” The man responsible for bringing you that hit, along with A$AP [...]
You would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of genetically modified organisms in our food at this point. It’s a topic often touched upon in the mainstream media, and people have various opinions and theories about the issue of GMOs. There are articles that argue that GMO food is essential for a [...]
I will put this issue in the simplest mathematical terms: The Japanese Rising Sun Flag equals the Nazi swastika flag. Simply put, both flags represent cold-blooded military regimes that were responsible for numerous war crimes. Under the Nazi flag, 6 million innocent Jews were killed in brutal concentration camps. Under the Rising Sun flag, many [...]
We’ve all heard it a million times in a million different ways: Construction on campus is annoying. It reroutes students making their way to classes, disrupts lectures and exams, makes the campus aesthetically unappealing, and the list goes on. On the other hand, we should acknowledge that Drexel isn’t just demolishing buildings to mess with [...]
Nearly 21,000 athletes, including a handful of Drexel University students, participated June 1 and 2 in Tough Mudder, an intense 10-12 mile military-style obstacle course built to test participants’ strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie, in Lehigh Valley, Pa. Spread throughout hundreds of acres of land on Jaindl Farms were 22 obstacles designed after British [...]
Rina Patel, a Drexel sophomore, started her nonprofit Aahana to inspire impoverished young women in India and provide opportunities to ensure a brighter future. Aahana’s mission statement is to provide educational initiatives to young women and children in rural villages in Gujarat, India. Opportunities, hope and love are Aahana’s overall goals across the country. Aahana [...]
The Drexel Dragons squash teams have not been around long, but they are knocking on the front door of being a top program in the nation. Drexel invited squash to become an official varsity sport in 2011. After two years, the women’s team finished with a ranking of 20th in the nation, and the men’s [...]
Not many names have more clout in the sport of cycling than Lance Armstrong. Regardless of his performance-enhancing drug usage, he was one of the world’s most dominant athletes for nearly two decades. This past Sunday, June 2, three Drexel University alumni raced in the Philly Cycling Classic, the same event that Armstrong won back [...]
The greatest thing about magicians is their ability to amaze us by performing seemingly impossible parlor tricks. The greatest thing about “Now You See Me” is that it ends. The new film (released May 31) was directed by Louis Leterrier, a man known for cranking out disappointing blockbuster adaptations of beloved stories and characters that [...]
Zombies took over the Pennsylvania Convention Center from May 30 to June 2. Men and women in uniform marched furiously toward the intersection of11th and Arch streets in response. The scene was a blur of body paint, wings and shiny spandex. Alter-ego superheroes, celebrities, and Marvel and DC comics artists mingled to create the Philadelphia Comic [...]
Professor Paula Marantz Cohen and her honors class, Celebrating “Pride and Prejudice,” celebrated the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s classic tale of English gentry in the Sky View room on the sixth floor of MacAlister Hall June 5. The event, titled “‘Pride and Prejudice’: Not Just a Love Story,” featured alternating film clips and scenes [...]
Music has been known for its soothing and calming effects as a medical property. The intersection between music and health care has once again been applied in healing therapy for premature babies. This recent multisided research was conducted in 11 hospitals across the country and involved the role of Paul Nolan, the director of music [...]
There was one thing that my family and friends told me to do before I entered my first year at Drexel. “Get involved,” they constantly told me. I resisted at first; I was never one to load up on extracurricular activities, but I realized that college was as good a time as any to feel [...]
You know something has really taken off when its name becomes a verb in everyday conversation. In the case of Internet search engines, “Just Google it” has become the universal answer to any and every question, replacing phrases like “Look in an encyclopedia” or “Go to the library.” However, a few things never really cross [...]
“So, I’ve got the feeling that this night might be the best night of some of your young lives,” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz said to the audience May 30 at the band’s sold-out Electric Factory show. Returning from a nearly four-year hiatus with their newest album, “Save Rock and Roll,” the pop-punk veterans [...]
Unless I have a specific recipe or category of food in mind to cook, I’ll just buy a bunch of random things that appeal to me when I go grocery shopping. The produce might just look, smell or feel perfect to eat. The sauces might just sound interesting to taste. Sometimes I’m guilty of judging [...]
Vermont is perhaps best known for its charming small towns, exquisite maple syrup and roving throngs of bearded hippies. But Vermont is also home to several outstanding microbreweries, one of which is Otter Creek Brewing Co. in Middlebury. Otter Creek started as a small microbrewery in 1991, long before the craft beer craze really took [...]
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