You may have met University City’s newest celebrity on your walk to class. Conversation and controversy have surrounded the now infamous preacher who parades both the Drexel and University of Pennsylvania campuses with his megaphone and bright white signs screaming, “Jesus saves!” While sights like this are nothing new to campus and certainly nothing new […]
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The government is shut down. Eight hundred thousand people are out of work. National parks are closed. NASA is closed. The courts are working unpaid and will soon be vastly understaffed. Investigations into health violations at food processing plants are on hold. Several organizations that keep us safe and ensure our well-being such as the […]
On Sept. 24, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, finished an enormous speech on the Senate floor, weighing in at a whopping 21 hours and 19 minutes. This was one of the longest speeches in Senate history, surpassed only by Strom Thurmond’s 1957 filibuster against the Civil Rights Act, Al D’Amato’s 1986 filibuster against a military bill, […]
Many years of documented mental instability and multiple arrests for “minor shooting offenses” weren’t enough to keep Aaron Alexis, the shooter at the Washington Navy Yard, from legally purchasing a firearm. Take a moment for that fact to sink in. Can anyone tell me with a straight face that we don’t have a problem with […]
If there’s one thing that sets Drexel University apart from other schools, it’s our parking lots. Drexel is home to a vast expanse of parking lots, which take up almost the entire 3100 block of Chestnut Street, all of the north side of JFK Boulevard, and various other sites all around campus. In a school […]
Let’s say you’re a Drexel University engineering student. Over the course of your college career, you will be required to take three classes in basic rhetoric (English 101, 102 and 103) and then can feel free to devote yourself entirely to “more practical” classes. Sure, you will have to take some electives, but will they […]
What makes an institution great? Red bricks. Red bricks are a sure sign that an academic institution is committed to its students’ needs and can prepare them for the real world. Red bricks can singlehandedly turn an ugly campus into a beautiful one. Red bricks are what make a university great — look at the […]
In the previous issue of The Triangle, a student wrote an op-ed about achieving world peace. It was an anecdote about meeting a woman on a bus, having a heartwarming moment, and then somehow this meant that world peace is achievable in our time and we can all learn to get along if we just […]
Let’s face it: If you’re an American, there’s some small part of you that longs for that very special period in American history, the 1950s. The economy was strong, major infrastructure projects were still feasible, gas was cheap, the suburbs hadn’t become all-pervasive and lifeless yet, you could still take the train to different places, […]
In developed nations, we expect certain things from our transportation infrastructure. We expect sufficient capacity for our transportation needs. We expect it to function efficiently and to get us where we need to go. We expect it to be built and rebuilt according to our needs. We also expect our infrastructure not to violently collapse […]
It houses the Philadelphia Parking Authority, the Philadelphia City Archives and the offices of some contractor, but we know it best as the entrance to Drexel’s “Garden Level” classrooms: 3101 Market St. It’s a monstrosity and should be demolished as soon as possible to make way for new and better developments. Sure, we all hate […]
Earlier this week, Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, died. She was one of the most influential PMs the U.K. ever had, and when the news broke, the wave of emotion that passed over the world was palpable. “Ding Dong! the Witch is Dead” reached No. 4 in the U.K. singles charts. […]
Popin’ ain’t easy, and the aging Pope Benedict XVI has realized this. Citing his “weakness,” he declared himself unfit for office, and effective 8 p.m. Central European Time Feb. 28, he will resign. He is the first pope to resign since 1415, when Gregory XII left to end the Western Schism. This leaves important questions […]
The U.S. Postal Service raised the price of a first-class stamp Jan. 27 by a penny to a full 46 cents to increase revenues and offset an increasingly large deficit in the USPS budget. Postal volume has dropped from its high delivery rate of 213 billion parcels per year to 140 billion parcels. Needless to […]
The northern East Coast of the United States experienced an anomaly a month ago when it was hit by a natural disaster that was uncharacteristic of the region. The hurricane turned out to be a Category 1 disaster, a rating at which many southern folks might have guffawed. However, the difference between southern hurricanes and […]
On Nov. 6, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize marijuana across the board for both medical and recreational use without a prescription. It’s not decriminalization; it’s complete legalization. Take a moment to let that sink in. Marijuana in Colorado is to be regulated much like alcohol. People won’t be able to smoke […]
Drexel has been making noises about bringing down the Frederic O. Hess Engineering Research Laboratory. You know, the building across from the 7-Eleven that no one ever goes in or out of? It’s more important than you might think. The Hess labs are home to numerous engineering and science laboratories like the bloodborne pathogens lab, […]
Justin Roczniak North Carolina recently secured its place as the most reprehensible state in the union by passing, in this enlightened year of 2012, an amendment to its state constitution that bans gay marriages and domestic partnerships indefinitely. Gay marriage was already illegal in the state, of course, but they had to stop those […]
Justin Roczniak I was really excited for Occupy Wall Street, I really was. Arab Spring seemed so easy. All those people did was stand around in a public square for a few days, and their oppressive and entrenched rulers pulled a Snagglepuss and exited stage left. Surely a few weeks of Occupy would lead […]
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