Scenes from the World Cup on South Street

The sidewalks of South Street are buzzing. Off-gold cans of Warsteiner beer exchange hands and an adventurous few walk around with their beer in plastic boots. In a little over an hour, Germany and Argentina will face off for soccer supremacy in the World Cup final. Lionel Messi will try… Continued

Professor to direct city public health

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced June 27 that James Buehler, professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health, will be taking over as health commissioner. This announcement came along with the announcement of the departure of three senior staff members: former Health Commissioner… Continued

Found in Translation

Driving back from the University of Delaware on a hot day in mid-May after a nine-goal defeat wasn’t how the Drexel men’s lacrosse team had hoped to end its 2014 season. The Dragons had toppled high-profile teams in Hofstra University and the University of Pennsylvania in successive games, pushing expectations… Continued

University City is named innovation district

The Brookings Institute, one of the nation’s most influential and quoted nonprofit public policy think tanks, named University City an “innovation district” in its May report. Brookings is dedicated to high-quality independent research and is based in Washington, D.C. According to the Brookings Institute, an innovation district must contain three… Continued

Iraq: ‘the garden of forking paths’

On June 29, the first day of Ramadan, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria declared that it had established a caliphate and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, its erstwhile leader, would from now on be known as Caliph Ibrahim and serve as Emir al-Mu’minin, or the commander of the faithful. Al-Baghdadi… Continued

Bay disappoints audiences with latest ‘Transformers’

Half sequel, half reboot, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is one of those movies that never really justifies its existence. The latest entry in the filmography of Michael Bay—the one director whose finger is never too far from the explosives button—“Extinction” revisits Hasbro’s lovable, shape-shifting robots in disguise for the fourth… Continued

Student saves neighbor’s life

Mechanical engineering junior Jared Barag was recently credited with saving his neighbor’s life early June 8. David Wilson, a resident of Marlton, N.J., was suffering from cardiac arrest when Barag found him collapsed on his front lawn. Barag was able to perform CPR until paramedics arrived and  rushed Wilson to… Continued