Eyeless catfish species named
After its discovery almost 40 years ago, a very small and eyeless species of catfish now has an official name courtesy of two scientists from Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Jan. 27, 2017
Jan. 27, 2017
James McAvoy shines in new Shyamalan flick, ‘Split’
Director M. Night Shyamalan has hit his stride since returning to the suspenseful horror he’s been known for since his debut.
Nov. 4, 2016
Oct. 21, 2016
Humane League brings Meatless Monday to campus
The Drexel Humane League has only been on campus for a month, but it’s already participating in a global campaign that betters the health of people and the planet — Meatless Mondays.
Oct. 7, 2016
Thousands walk for suicide prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) kicked off mental illness awareness week Oct. 2 with a charity walk on Martin Luther King Drive to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention.
Sep. 23, 2016
Relocated SCIC to bring on new hires
The James E. Marks Intercultural Center, which among others hosts the Student Center for Inclusion and Culture (SCIC), was abruptly relocated a year and a half ago due to construction of the Study hotel at University City. Despite the uproar surrounding this decision, new director Alexandra Daniels-Iannucci ([email protected]) wants the Drexel University community to know the SCIC is focused on thriving as a student-centered organization.
Sep. 16, 2016
Beauty Guide: summer skincare
When Philly heat and humidity strikes, maintaining a solid skincare and beauty routine can be hard. Sure, some say it’s weather like this where we can just leave our moisturizer and foundation behind, but those are the people you should never listen to. Having a routine during this time of year is just as important as any other. For those makeup fanatics that aren’t willing to put down their full-face makeup look, there are ways to combat the heat and slay all day.
Aug. 19, 2016
Alex Rodriguez says goodbye to baseball
Longtime Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez announced his retirement from baseball Aug. 7.
May. 27, 2016
Feb. 19, 2016
Drexel goes to middle school
The Philadelphia tri-state area — Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware — contains 101 colleges. Philadelphia itself has thousands of students who spend their 20s in the city. While the city is an excellent place to grow and learn in, after graduation, students tend to move away. The city is notoriously underfunded and overcrowded public schools scare off graduates when they’re ready to start families. As many graduates know, the chances of being able to send your kid to a great public high school here … well, they’re pretty slim.
Feb. 19, 2016
More CAA losses add to frustration for men’s basketball
Photo courtesy Drexeldragons.com Another week shows much of the same storyline for the Drexel University men’s basketball program. In watching this team play, one may be tempted to recall Albert Einstein’s oft-quoted definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results”— in this case, unfortunately, victory. A Feb. 11 matchup against the University of Delaware showed promise for another notch in the win column for the Dragons. At 6-18, the Blue Hens had been experiencing many of the same emotions as a young, guard oriented team that had flashed potential, but had found victories rather elusive. With guard Kory Holden held out of the starting lineup due to a violation of team rules, Delaware seemed liable to extend their school-record 15 game losing streak. At the outset, this vulnerability really showed. The Dragons weren’t slowed at all by the absence of Tavon Allen in the starting lineup, thanks to the spectacular play of Sammy Mojica, who continued his recent hot shooting. As the Hens sat back in a passive 2-3 zone, Mojica feasted, draining three early triples in just four possessions. He wasn’t the only one joining in the frenzy; the Dragons’ lead hovered around 10 points for much of the first half, and with 10 minutes remaining they were shooting a blistering 71 percent from the field. But then Delaware seemed to snap awake, switching to a full court defense that completely took Drexel out of their rhythm and allowed them to tie the game on a deciding 11-0 run to end the half. With their shooting back to mortal levels, it was the Dragons’ turn to look vulnerable. They simply had no answer for the inside play of Marvin King-Davis, who asserted himself in Holden’s absence for a game-high 23 points. In a back-and-forth second half, Drexel just couldn’t come through with the critical scores or stops to put them over the hump, culminating in an open missed three by Tavon Allen that would have brought the game to within one point with 30 seconds remaining. The final score was deceivingly lopsided, a 69-60 victory for Delaware. Sunday’s matchup with Northeastern University was not so nail-bitingly close. The Huskies pounced on Drexel’s porous defense, raining down 11 threes within just that game. Five of those came from a 21-point performance by David Walker, who tied the school record for three-point baskets during the contest. Overshadowed by Walker’s shooting prowess was Drexel’s Rodney Williams, who was profoundly efficient in gathering his season-high 23 points. One of his nine field goals, a rim-rattling jam during a late second half push, came off of a gorgeous feed from a rejuvenated Terrell Allen. However, his energy was not enough to overcome the Northeastern attack and the Dragons were slain yet again — this time, 70-60. It is easy to apply Einstein’s quote to Drexel’s men’s basketball season. Two more games with much promise, but the same excruciating, sanity-bending results. However, another definition may be more apt to describe the viewer experience for a Drexel basketball game. From Merriam Webster: “The feeling of anger or annoyance caused by being unable to do something.” Frustration. This frustration is certainly not due to a lack of effort — despite their other shortcomings, they have played hard all season, regardless of score or situation. This frustration is that it seems as though the Dragons deserve better. Manny Mojica has found his shooting stroke, Terrell Allen is back to his playmaking self, Rashann London is becoming more comfortable on the floor, and no coach in the Colonial Athletic Association visibly lives and dies on every possession as much as Bruiser Flint. It seems as though for all their efforts the basketball gods should one day look fondly down upon them. Hopefully that day will come soon.
Feb. 12, 2016
W. basketball five game win streak ends against Charleston
Following a road victory over the University of North Carolina Wilmington Feb. 5, Drexel University women’s basketball team’s win streak was broken by the College of Charleston Feb. 7 in a close 46-49 loss.
Jan. 29, 2016
Finding hope even through all of the pessimism
Similarly, it is simple to watch the news or scroll through social media sites, and become convinced that social injustices and inequalities are higher now than they have ever been before. Between the long fight for gays’ rights and other forms of equality, the movement of Black Lives Matter, the ever-present push for female equality in the workplace and countless other social bandwagons, there is a constant push to show the mass public the general horrors which the minorities of our society face every day. This is real, and I am not denying the importance of these social movements. However, has there not always been repression? Have there not always been class distinctions? Can we not look at slavery, and the abolishment thereof, at least in the United States, and say that we have at least risen above the worst of times? Feminism used to mean the right for women to have a voice in something as basic as a vote; now, the focus is on further complexities of the movement that, while still being large issues in our world, are not as bad of conditions compared to what they once were.
Nov. 20, 2015
The mess and distress of scheduling classes
When I was told I was able to create my own schedule for the next quarter, I was ecstatic. I was overjoyed to escape from the monotonous high school scene and finally be treated like an adult. I immediately sat down at my computer, eager to begin the selection process. Yet, as I thoroughly read through the course descriptions and the allotted times, I was overcome with disappointment. Frustration and disillusionment replaced my former enthusiasm and I slumped down in my desk chair as I slammed my computer shut. It was all an exaggeration: you don’t actually get to choose your classes. Well technically, you get to choose between the five leftover classes that do not spark your interest at all, but it is a clear overstatement to claim Drexel students get to construct their schedules.
Nov. 12, 2015
Drexel Startup Day 2015
The Drexel University Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship hosted its second annual Drexel Startup Day Nov. 11. The event was held in Behrakis Grand Hall from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and was centralized around this year’s theme: “Doing Difficult Things.”