You may have met University City’s newest celebrity on your walk to class. Conversation and controversy have surrounded the now infamous preacher who parades both the Drexel and University of Pennsylvania campuses with his megaphone and bright white signs screaming, “Jesus saves!” While sights like this are nothing new to campus and certainly nothing new […]
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Andrew Eisenhart, associate director of international admissions at Drexel, is the proud new owner of a Spruce Hill home as of May 24. His purchase marked the Drexel Employee Home Purchase Assistance Program’s 20th closing. Established in 2011, Drexel University’s Home Purchase Assistance Program, headed by director Althea Wallace, helps Drexel employees purchase homes in […]
One of the absolute worst things one can do to oneself is to go on a diet. Now I fully understand that being healthy is important, but to sacrifice food for that goal is abhorrent. There is a small point of merit in that by starting a diet you may expose yourself to new foods […]
Drexel University will spend at least $1 million on a study into the possibility of expanding the University City campus above the Schuylkill Rail Yards that feed 30th Street Station, The Philadelphia Inquirer and University officials reported Nov. 11. The study, which will focus on the 96-acre rail yard currently owned by Amtrak and SEPTA, […]
As a food critic, I pride myself on my experience. What I mean to say is that when I see an interesting restaurant, I inevitably find myself itching to try out its spread so that I can justify my inflated food critic ego. That’s why I’ve been so disappointed in myself every time I’ve […]
Chinese food has, ironically enough, become a staple for Americans everywhere. However, the food has become an unrecognizable shadow of its true self — everything is fried, sauces are thick and bland, and the food imparts feelings of lethargy and self-hatred when consumed in large quantities. Han Dynasty, which recently opened a location on 38th […]
With spring term coming to an end, it’s hard to believe that we’ve only received one DrexelALERT from Drexel Public Safety in these past nine weeks. That’s right, one — and it was about a faulty bomb threat that ultimately amounted to nothing. Yes, we found ourselves pleasantly surprised, too, but we know that Drexel’s […]
Drexel Police Captain Fred Carbonara arrested Torin Myer, 23, a confirmed University City robber, May 8. Myer confessed to four robberies occurring in University City over the past two weeks and was arraigned May 9. He was charged with four counts of robbery, theft, reckless endangerment of another person, aggravated assault, simple assault, terroristic threats, […]
Up for review this week is hands down my favorite restaurantinUniversityCity,Baby Blues BBQ. Thissoutherngem really makes your taste buds pop. Baby Blues is located at 3402 Sansom St., rightinthe middle of Penn’s and Drexel’s campuses. Thisdown-home barbecue spot was broughtoverfrom the West Coastinlate2010 by barbecue aficionados Danny Fischer and Rick McCarthy. They grew up with […]
Robert Zapata, a 2002 graduate of Drexel University with a degree in hotel and restaurant management, returns to his alma mater to start up a new food truck featuring a multicultural menu. Working as a dynamic husband-wife duo, Robert and Nuruk Zapata own Cucina Zapata. Popularly nicknamed Cucina by Drexel students, the truck will be […]
A joint force of Texas-based campus housing developer American Campus Communities and Drexel University are turning the 3200 block of Chestnut Street into a mixed-use student housing and retail development, as announced Feb. 2 in a University press release. Construction has already begun on the 361,200-square-foot project, which will add approximately 863 beds to the […]
University City Dining Days Over 25 bars and dining establishments on and around Drexel and Penn’s campuses will be taking part in the summer University City Dining Days, where select prix-fix menus are created by each restaurant to offer three courses for either $15, $25 or $30. These restaurants include old favorites like White Dog […]
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