As you read this, there are around 3,500 living, breathing students who are chomping at the bit to get to Drexel — all members of next year’s prospective freshman class.
How many pieces?
On Dec. 12, 2015, 196 countries committed to adopting the Paris Agreement, an agreement between nations to dedicate efforts towards reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
More questions than answers
May. 12, 2017
Still a safe place
On May 1, Drexel Socialists held a demonstration protesting Drexel University administration’s refusal to declare the school a sanctuary campus.
May. 5, 2017
Opening old wounds and graves
Philadelphia native H. H. Holmes, subject of Erik Larson’s popular 2003 book “Devil in the White City,” was convicted and sentenced to death in the 1890s for the murder of his business partner. He is more famous for having allegedly murdered several dozen if not hundreds of people during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, where he lured guests to his “hotel,” which was home to trap doors, gas chambers and a crematorium, though he was never officially charged for these crimes. H. H. Holmes was hanged at a Philadelphia prison May 7, 1896.
Apr. 28, 2017
March for Science, talk for policy
More than 500 cities took part in the Earth Day “March for Science” on Saturday, April 22.
Apr. 21, 2017
Players get contracts, teachers still don’t
According to philly.com, Central High School teacher George Bezanis is raising money for a plane to fly a banner over the NFL draft, and it won’t be about the Eagles — it’ll be about how it’s been more than three years since Philadelphia teachers have received a new contract.
Apr. 7, 2017
“Some guy gave up his first-class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul.”
Mar. 17, 2017
At least we’ll have guns
Donald Trump’s proposed budget plan for the forthcoming fiscal year will likely see cuts in various areas. One of these areas is the Environmental Protection Agency. Under the new budget plan, $2.6 billion of the EPA’s current $8.2 billion in funding will be cut.
Mar. 10, 2017
Food for thought
Picture this: it’s a hot summer day and you’re walking home from the grocery store, trying to juggle a watermelon and a gallon of milk.
Mar. 3, 2017
Look for the helpers
More than 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia were vandalized or knocked over Feb. 26. This follows a similar incident in a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Unfortunately, the specificity of these incidents suggests a pattern of anti-semitism.
Feb. 24, 2017
Sometimes the things we love disappear without any warning. In the blink of an eye.
Feb. 17, 2017
A legacy of giving
Drexel University lost one of its most well-known alumni this week.
Feb. 10, 2017
“Nevertheless, she persisted”
On Feb. 7, Elizabeth Warren read began to read a letter by Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow.
Feb. 3, 2017
From President to President
On Jan 27, President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim majority countries. Travel into the United States for people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Sudan and Yemen became prohibited, and the order initially also included legal green card holders. While the Trump administration has backed off on the stance against green card holders, the poorly conceived and chaotically enforced bill shook the country.
Jan. 13, 2017
Jul. 1, 2016
Sweet, sweet money
As of June 16, Philadelphia became the first major U.S. city to pass a soda tax. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017 everyone who purchases soda within the municipality of Philadelphia is subject to a 1.5 cent per ounce surcharge. The annual $91 million in funds this tax is expected to raise will go to pre-kindergarten programs, the city’s community schools, parks, recreations and libraries, which all sounds pretty reasonable, right? We mean, other than the fact that the city’s stripping away your freedom to slowly rot your own insides to do it.
Feb. 5, 2016
The right to be offended
A recent study from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind found that 68 percent of Americans agreed with the idea that “a big problem this country has is being politically correct,” an assertion that comes directly from the mouth of none other than Donald Trump. One of the most common arguments against politically correct (PC) behavior is that it hampers freedom of speech. From one perspective, this may be the case, but looking at the concept from a more objective standpoint reveals that the opposite may in fact be true.