Articles by Jill Patel
Jun. 2, 2017
Terror has scarred Manchester
We teach younger children the same thing we have been taught by our parents and elders: be fearless and brave when faced with injustice and cruelty because courage and kindness conquer all.
May. 19, 2017
Indian Dance deserves practice space, too
If Drexel University truly supports diversity, then why is it that they only offer specific dance troupes their own practice space?
Mar. 17, 2017
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Toruk’ takes flight at Wells Fargo
A story told through vibrant colors, incredible acrobatics and puppetry and breathtaking cinematics — this is how I would summarize my first experience with Cirque du Soleil, and even that seems to be an understatement.
Mar. 10, 2017
Meat-ing the needs of Drexel students
Although Aramark has attempted to accommodate students with various dietary needs, including vegetarian and vegan, we do not believe they have enough options for those who do not eat meat to get a substantial amount of nutrition through their meal plans.
Mar. 10, 2017
Strengthening the bond
The concept of freedom envelops what we classify as the “college experience.”
Mar. 10, 2017
Cirque du Soleil to present ‘Toruk: The First Flight’ at Wells Fargo
From March 8 to12, Philadelphia will be welcoming “Toruk: The First Flight” to Wells Fargo Center for Cirque du Soleil’s first touring production since 2015.
Feb. 3, 2017
Stop stigmatizing gap years
Taking a gap year to focus on getting to a better place mentally is choosing to invest in ourselves, rather than slowly disintegrating.
Nov. 18, 2016
Fitz and the Tantrums go bananas at the Fillmore
The Fillmore provided a stage for Fitz and the Tantrums for their “Come Get Your Love” fall tour on Nov. 12.
Nov. 11, 2016
Becoming desensitized to violence
You hear about it in the news, read about it online, or in the case of Drexel University students, you get an alert text notifying you, but do you actually pay attention? There have been thousands of assaults and and robberies reported within the past year — just in Philadelphia. Statistics of crime rates throughout America are even more disturbing. I would like to think that the idea of an unprecedented amount of crime would be shocking, at the least. However, it has come to a point where it is not to many people. That is the first sign of desensitivity.
Oct. 21, 2016
Respecting communications majors
After I was accepted to college, many people began to ask the conventional question, “So, what’s your major?” In the midst of answering this same question over and over again, I realized how stigmatized and criticized being a communication major is.