When I first heard of President Obama’s announcement to push for a complete freeze of Israeli settlements in 2009, I was working in East Jerusalem. Ziad, one of my editors, was ecstatic with the news, forcing every employee within the office to view the video clips of Obama’s declaration. Perhaps it was silly or naive [...]
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The 21st century has brought an exponentially rising technological development field. Consumerism has hit new highs when it comes to buying the latest phone, laptop and tablet models on the market. MP3 player sales have completely eclipsed those of CDs. Also, practically every profession nowadays requires the most updated computers and communication devices for the [...]
To clarify my previous article: Drexel is in the pocket of big polluters. In this case, we’re in the pocket of the American Natural Gas Alliance. It was recently announced that 11 undergraduate business students competed and won first place in the American Natural Gas Alliance Collegiate Energy Challenge, in which they were presented with [...]
I, like many other freshmen, have been bombarded with housing-related emails for the past few weeks. Each email expressed that my housing deposit and options were due soon and that I should deal with this quickly. Had I not avoided this task for so long, I suppose I would not have received so many emails. [...]
The Hydra is described as a terrible beast from Greek mythology, capable of ending the life of any man or woman with the power of its breath. If one of its many heads became detached from the rest of the creature’s body, more would grow in its place. It took the bravery and wit of [...]
Yesterday I finally made the commitment to give away my heart to that special someone. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I initiated the act in a dimly lit room with a grand gesture: I checked the “Yes” box for organ donation while renewing my license at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Though most [...]
I like pictures. They are like moments captured in time, memories that I can relate to, things that I can laugh about with friends. In fact I love pictures so much that you might see me posing for a couple “selfies” around campus. America seems infatuated with pictures as well. Popular applications such as Snapchat [...]
In a city where vegetarianism is everywhere, how do Drexel’s on-campus meatless options stack up? Drexel University is located in Philadelphia, the fifth-most populated city in the United States. With over a million and a half people inhabiting the city, it has become a mecca for everything new, hip, innovative and trendy. The city caters [...]
The words “climate change” have never been on the lips of our elected officials more than they have been today. Energy conservation was discussed during the presidential debates, but not because of climate change. During these debates, Betsy Taylor, climate communications consultant for the Clinton administration, said, “By the spring of 2009, with the fiscal [...]
Dear Editor, President Obama has said that addressing climate change is an “obligation” we cannot ignore. Let’s hope that as he prepares to begin a second term in office, he is ready to fulfill that obligation by taking real action to reduce climate change. Changing our communities to be more impregnable when it comes to [...]
I was deeply saddened but not entirely surprised by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012. A few days after the shooting, I received an email from a coworker asking me to sign a petition on gun control. The email made me reflect on the shooting; I thought more [...]
Campus safety has constantly been an issue that Drexel has been able to master successfully despite the University’s location in one of the United States’ most dangerous cities. Security magazine ranked Drexel third nationally in public safety in November 2012. The emergency booths found on every block and the readily available Public Safety force contribute [...]
In less than a month, it will be time to propose New Year’s resolutions. Unsurprisingly, the New Year’s resolution that finds itself at the top of Americans’ lists, year after year, is to lose weight. However, for many, weight loss is an insurmountable task. The mindset many seem to possess is a roadblock that inhibits [...]
The alleged “standards” of journalism have failed me. They have failed the Israelis, and they have failed the Palestinian people. By now, most students have heard about the recent battle between Israel and Hamas. However, most students are extremely ignorant to the situation in its entirety, and I cannot blame them — I blame the [...]
As a lifetime resident of the Greater Philadelphia area, I have a connection to the City of Brotherly Love that students from other areas may not have. I love this city, from the depth of the great Northeast, to my people’s Italian haven in South Philly, to the beauty of Old City, to the quirky [...]
“There has been a series of extreme weather incidents. That is not a political statement but a factual statement. Anyone who says there’s not a dramatic change in weather patterns, I think, is denying reality, and I would like to say this is probably the last occurrence of this type of event we will have. [...]
With several days until Election Day, incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney are no doubt fervently clamoring for last-minute attempts to win the support of undecided voters. I recently had the opportunity to speak to prospective voters in a Philadelphia suburb about the 2012 presidential election and discovered that many are still [...]
The 2012 presidential election pits the celebrated first black president in American history against the energetic rhetorical former governor of Massachusetts as the nominees of the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively. Both have made their attempts to attain storied reputations to support their own campaigns while America faces tough economic times jumbled with foreign policy [...]
In a New Yorker article, author Malcolm Gladwell argues that “social media can’t provide what social change has always required.” Is Gladwell right? Can a tweet really start a revolution? In March 2012, a 30-minute documentary swept through cyberspace and created a wave of sensationalism so astounding it was dubbed the best viral video campaign [...]
Roughly 67.2 million people viewed the first 2012 presidential debate Oct. 3, undoubtedly seeking to receive clarified answers to their numerous questions in order to decide which candidate they will vote for on Election Day. With 67 percent in his favor, Mitt Romney was the clear victor of the first presidential debate, according to a [...]
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