On an Island

It’s a gray day in early October and Lauren Stollar is signing backpacks. Vidas Field sits a dozen blocks from Drexel University’s campus. The field is named for Vince Vidas, an alumnus who played on the Drexel football team that hasn’t existed in over four decades; today, the field played… Continued

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

Retired US official named new fellow

Drexel University’s Center for Public Policy has named a former U.S. representative to the United Nations as distinguished visiting fellow in public policy at Drexel. Retired Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella began his work at Drexel Oct. 1 and will remain in residence at the University until the end of the… Continued

Home loss ends men’s soccer postseason hopes

Everything has to come to an end eventually. For the Drexel University men’s soccer team, the ending was as one-sided as it was crushing. The game against the University of Delaware Oct. 29 was a must-win for the Dragons, a team that’s limped through conference play en route to a… Continued

Keanu Reeves wows as lead in action movie ‘John Wick’

People keep asking if Keanu Reeves is back. With his track record, it would almost be strange to think he ever left. While he is best known for his high-octane hits like “Speed,” “Point Break” and, of course, “The Matrix” trilogy, Reeves’ illustrious career stands on his reputation as a… Continued

Millennials pushing for Republicans

Each Election Day, citizens make their way to the polls to cast their votes in the general elections. Or so we are supposed to. A quick Google News search of “voting” turned up the usual suspects: voter ID frustration, early voting leaders and winner predictions. What I did not expect… Continued

Underground Arts hosts electropop group Capital Cities

If their Oct. 26 concert at Underground Arts is any indication, Capital Cities has the most eclectic fan base of any band I’ve seen perform in Philadelphia. Several couples that appeared to be in their mid-70s were huddled near the back of the packed venue, and the concertgoers gradually got… Continued

Working in West Africa as the Ebola virus closes in

This past year, the Ebola death toll rose to over 4,600, mainly in West Africa, according to the Center for Disease Control. Despite this, Jonathan Gomez, a third year business and engineering major, spent two months of his co-op cycle in Sierra Leone, one of the countries struck hardest by… Continued

Research questions length of Ebola quarantine period

A new comprehensive study by Charles N. Haas, the department head of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, has suggested that the 21-day quarantine period currently used to ensure that an individual hasn’t contracted Ebola might not be sufficient to definitely conclude the person isn’t infected. The study, titled “On the… Continued

Men’s soccer continues inconsistent play in CAA

Early in the season, Drexel University men’s soccer head coach Doug Hess summarized the game he loves and knows all too well in one sentence. “Soccer, in general, rides on a knife’s edge.” He’s correct, and soccer, more so than most sports, often comes down to a few breaks here… Continued