When it comes to Drexel dances, nobody can serve as the life of the party quite like a towering T-rex skeleton. The 2013 Crystal Ball masquerade, hosted Jan. 25 by the Drexel Campus Activities Board at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, brought together 350 students to party like it’s 65 million B.C. [...]
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Diwali Lights, a collaboration between Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania to celebrate the Indian festival of lights, was held Nov. 18 in Drexel’s main building, drawing a crowd of more than 700 people. The festival brought together students and families from both universities to commemorate the Hindi New Year. “For me, Diwali is [...]
With a frame under five feet and a petite Southern-tinted speaking voice to match, no one can prepare themselves for what happens when Kristin Chenoweth opens her mouth to sing. The Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar, best known for her portrayal of Glinda in the smash hit musical “Wicked,” earned herself a massive fandom with the [...]
I’ll admit it: halfway through my latest concert experience in my hometown of Reading, Pa., I realized how truly bizarre it was that I was surrounded by a crowd of people rocking out to “Flight of the Bumblebee,” the finger-melting classical orchestra piece from the 1800s. However, if there’s anything that the world-famous Trans-Siberian Orchestra [...]
Have something you want to share with the world? Say it with a shirt! Orgazum, a student-run business created by Drexel sophomores Saurabh Bihani, Aryan Jain and Vinayak Kalani, is providing the Drexel population with cheap custom-printed T-shirts. Bihani serves as marketing director, Jain heads product development, and Kalani is the general manager of design [...]
With the 2012 movie season to date proving mediocre at best, it’s high time for the most anticipated film of the year to crash into the charts. You know what I’m talking about: the silver-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bloodthirsty trilogy, “The Hunger Games.” In a future where the totalitarian Capital reigns supreme over the [...]
A lone spotlight illuminates the stage, revealing a black-clothed figure slumped in despair over an organ. As he tips back his head, we see that half of his time-worn face is concealed by an object that has stirred the dark fantasies of musical lovers for decades: a bone-white porcelain mask. Music slowly swells, and we [...]
Are your evening activities feeling pretty bland? Try adding a little salsa! Every Thursday in the basement of the Intercultural Center, Drexel’s Salsa con Cache dance group teaches students how to getintothe Latin groove with some sizzling salsa moves. They’re a bargain at $5 a session, with beginner instructions from 6 to7p.m. and intermediate level [...]
With a whirl of feathers, pearls, poker chips and hot jazz tunes, the Arts Ballroom in Center City was swept back to the Roaring Twenties for a night of fun — Drexel’s 2012 Crystal Ball. Students dressed to the nines and gathered to eat, dance and be merry Jan.27 thanks to the hard work of [...]
This Thanksgiving holiday, Martin Scorsese has given us one extra thing to count among our blessings: proof that 3-D is not on its last blurry, run-into-the-ground legs. Famous for bloody crimefests such as “Goodfellas,” “The Departed” and “Taxi Driver¸” the director has completely switched gears, transforming Brian Selznick’s novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” into [...]
Admit it: Few things are more adorable than seeing a flock of children toddle around in princess and Buzz Lightyear costumes, with puffy jackets and tights bundled over frilly dresses. This chilly pre-Halloween weekend saw youngsters and their families flocking to Franklin Square Park for Historic Philadelphia’s first-ever PumpkinFest. A fundraiser for the Square, it was [...]
The lobby of Drexel’s Main Building was transformed into an illuminated oasis to celebrate the Hindu “Festival of Lights,” Diwali, Oct. 27. Students from Drexel and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as organizations from around Philadelphia, came together for an evening of culture and festivities. “Diwali Lights” was primarily sponsored by the Good Idea [...]
The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery of Drexel University opened the “Half the Sky” art exhibit Sept. 23, which is composed of over 60 art pieces from 22 contemporary Chinese female artists. The full title, “Half the Sky: Women in the New Art of China,” refers to Mao Zedong’s communist manifesto in which he declared that in [...]
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