University living costliest in the state

It’s difficult to avoid the cost of housing at college but Drexel’s prices are more expensive than most. On Oct. 20, Business Insider shared eCollegeFinder’s compiled list of the country’s most expensive room and board at universities, and Drexel came out at number four. According to data from the National… Continued

University instates Common Application fee

The University has elected to begin charging a $50 application fee to prospective freshmen, transfer, and international students. The change was discussed earlier this year and a final decision was reached by the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success over the summer with the support of the Office of… Continued

Perelman Plaza opens

On Sept. 30, President John A. Fry hosted the dedication ceremony of the Raymond G. Perelman Plaza. Fry thanked Perelman for his $5 million donation towards the plaza’s construction and envisioned a future in which the plaza serves as the hub of Drexel’s campus life. Perelman Plaza is the latest… Continued

XFINITY Live hosts Xtoberfest

I took the Broad Street Line to its southern end Sept. 28 to check out Xfinity Live’s Xtoberfest. Around 5,000 people showed up to the sold-out, second annual Oktoberfest celebration and beer festival. The event featured nearly 200 beers from over 100 breweries, including big names like Dogfish Head, Brooklyn… Continued

Computing college to open fall 2014

President John A. Fry announced Sept. 9 a new college to be opened in fall 2014. The College of Computing and Informatics will be a combination of several different departments at Drexel University in order to provide a focus on computing. CCI will combine the computer science and cybersecurity and… Continued

Tony-winning show comes to Philly

College students may not be the largest demographic filling up seats at the Walnut Street Theatre, but for the venue’s run of “In The Heights,” they certainly should be. The musical premiered on Broadway in 2008, racking up four Tony Awards from 13 nominations. It was also nominated for the… Continued

South Street hosts Night Market

The ever-popular Philadelphia Night Market returned for the third time this year Aug. 15, bringing together over 80 food and drink vendors for a summer extravaganza on South Street. Their largest event yet, Night Market, hosted by The Food Trust, spanned nine blocks from Front Street to 9th Street from… Continued

Kanye West initiates aggressive marketing campaign

Marketing in the music industry has changed drastically over the last few years with the advancement of technology, with more power shifting into the hands of the artists. Some artists have used social media to break major news or release new music; others have released music videos or video blogs… Continued

A$AP Rocky falls flat with his debut album

At the end of 2011, before ever releasing a mixtape, A$AP Rocky signed a $3 million record deal with RCA and Polo Grounds Music. Just weeks later, on Halloween, Rocky unleashed his impressive mixtape, “Live.Love.A$AP,” and instantly became one of the next rising stars in hip-hop. After touring off of… Continued