Articles by Maggie Fedorocsko
Dec. 2, 2016
Holiday cheer in the heart of the city
Philadelphia’s annual Christmas Village opened Nov. 24, and once again Philadelphians can get in the holiday spirit through exploring the German culinary offerings, handcrafted gifts, ice-skating and light displays at City Hall.
Nov. 11, 2016
University Crossings, an American Campus Communities property, is located at 3175 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Most Drexel students could pick out the building from halfway across the city; at 17 stories high, the building’s giant “Drexel” logo at the top is an iconic member of our campus skyline.
Oct. 28, 2016
Drexel radio station named No. 1
WKDU Philadelphia 91.7FM, Drexel’s free-format non-commercial radio station, was ranked No. 1 in Value Colleges’ list of “Top 10 College Campus Radio Stations”, adding to the organization’s growing list of honors.
Aug. 19, 2016
Looks like Chestnut (is) Square
Glued to a swivel chair, I vigorously flipped through stacks of papers hammering out scribbles that faintly resembled my name wherever an “x” lied, barely even glancing at the fine print. A quick glimpse at my friends revealed they were facing a similar stress and I watched as they furiously tackled the endless documents. Clenching my jaw, I anxiously tapped my feet against the legs of the table. The utterance of a half-hearted, “Sorry to rush you girls, but there’s only one room left” interrupted the tension in the air.
Jul. 9, 2016
Holidays: mind over materialism
Leaning against my register, I watched customers scurry throughout the store violently tossing items into their shopping carts. As their carts filled with useless products, I was filled with disgust.
May. 13, 2016
One man’s trash is another man’s dinner
Exiting the dreaded dining hall, you nonchalantly toss a half-eaten slice of pizza and your untouched salad into a trashcan overflowing with uneaten food. On your way to class, you meet a breakfast sandwich with only a single bite out of it lying on the sidewalk. At work, you watch co-workers negligently throw away the unused food at the end of the night, even though it’s still suitable for consumption.
May. 13, 2016
Wilmington World Cafe Live to host Trashcan Sinatras
The Scottish band Trashcan Sinatras will bring melodious indie pop to World Cafe Live Wilmington next Friday, May 20. Their performance will feature their new album, “Wild Pendulum,” which debuts May 13.
May. 6, 2016
Break out of the campus bubble
These past few months, there has been a fixation on voting as the prime mode of civic engagement, but voting isn’t the only activity that generates our civic pathway. Voting is considered the most important form of participation, but getting involved directly through volunteering is far more beneficial and leads to more change than simply pressing a button inside of a curtained booth. With thousands of organizations on and surrounding Drexel’s campus, students should prioritize this mode of engagement.
Apr. 22, 2016
Our materialistic possessions do not define us
Growing up in a small town, I was rarely exposed to people of wealth. The few citizens in my town that I deemed rich weren’t even that wealthy– they just liked to buy expensive items to create the illusion that they were. Occasionally, I would see a spotless BMW rolling down the back roads of my little rural town, and would laugh at the unseemly sight. I laughed even harder seeing those living Barbies walking around the community Walmart in their Gucci stilettos, clutching onto their overpriced Chanel tote. These people didn’t belong in my town and thankfully, they were quite rare. Most people from my town could be found proudly wearing an outfit from Target paired with shoes bought using Kohl’s cash.
Apr. 8, 2016
Edward Sharpe plays sold out show at World Cafe Live
Los Angeles-based Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros brought distinctive indie folk to Philadelphia April 2 at the renowned World Cafe Live. Frontman Alex Ebert filled the club with unbounded passion, generating a profoundly emotional night.