Articles by Brian Palmer
Jul. 25, 2014
Sara Bareilles brings ‘Little Black Dress’ tour to Mann
Sara Bareilles brought her “Little Black Dress” tour to the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts July 17. The tour kicked off seven days earlier in Chicago. This was my first time at a Sara Bareilles concert, and after my experience that night, it will not be my last. I like to think that I appreciate a wide array of music. I’m no musical geek, but I like to have my ears stimulated by great vocals and exceptional songwriting. Bareilles possesses those skills, which have earned her millions of fans.
May. 23, 2014
Inconsistency plaguing Union in recent swoon
Stoke City F.C. striker Cameron Jerome (33) moves the ball past Philadelphia Union midfielder Roger Torres (10) during the first half in an international friendly at PPL Park on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Andrew Renneisen – MCT Campus) Coming off an up-and-down week, the Philadelphia Union soccer team heads into the May 25 road match against the Los Angeles Galaxy filled with uncertainty. On May 14, the Union team and manager John Hackworth came away with a crucial 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City at Sporting Park. The Union played the game without starting midfielders Maurice Edu and Brian Carroll.
May. 16, 2014
Eagles make surprising first round selection
Miami quarterback Stephen Morris, left, has his pass deflected by Louisville’s Marcus Smith (91) in the first quarter of the Russell Athletic Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/MCT)In the weeks leading up to the draft, Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman repeatedly said that the Eagles were going to take the best player on the board when their time came. If that were true, the team’s selection would indicate that Smith was the 26th-best player in the draft, something that initially seems reminiscent of selecting Brandon Graham with the No. 13 overall pick in 2010 over Earl Thomas, Dez Bryant, Rob Gronkowski and Demaryius Thomas.
Mar. 14, 2014
CAA WOMEN’S BBALL TOURNEY PREVIEW
The Drexel women’s basketball team will head into the Colonial Athletic Association Championship as the No. 4 seed with a quarterfinal matchup against the No. 5 seed, the Hofstra University Pride. The Dragons ended the regular season 14-15 but finished 9-7 in conference play. Their conference record was tied with the College of Charleston for the third best in the league.
Feb. 14, 2014
Clooney’s ‘Monuments Men’ not too monumental
In previous World War II films, the main theme that has been documented is the human cost of war. George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men,” aims to tell the story of the heroes that helped save some of the world’s greatest artistic treasures. This is Clooney’s fifth turn as the director of a film, and while the film isn’t really monumental, it’s still very entertaining. “The Monuments Men” contains a unique storyline that is very different from most World War II films. Along with a star-studded cast, the film should have been a surefire box office hit, however, judging by the $22 million opening, many Americans don’t seem to share that opinion. Some viewers might have found the lack of drama in the film intolerable, a plausible reason for its failure to appeal to the public. However, I might be in the minority, because I found the film enjoyable and worth seeing.
Dec. 6, 2013
W. basketball drops third consecutive game, 65-60
Senior Fiona Flanagan eyes up a jump shot during Drexel’s 62-52 victory over Providence College Nov. 15 at the DAC.Coming off consecutive defeats, the Drexel women’s basketball team was unable to halt its losing streak Dec. 4 in a 65-60 loss to Colgate University. The Dragons struggled early on both offensively and defensively against a Colgate team that was hot in the first half. Despite Drexel’s strong start to the second half and even taking the lead late in the game, the Raiders regained their composure to give the Dragons their third straight loss.
Nov. 28, 2013
Women’s bball comes up short at No. 8 Maryland
Facing their biggest test of the season, the Drexel women’s basketball team gave the No. 8 University of Maryland its closest competition of the young season. While the Dragons never led in the game, they were able to claw within three before falling short of the victory 69-63. Leading the upset bid for the Dragons were freshmen Alexis Smith and Sarah Curran, who led the team with 16 points each.
Nov. 22, 2013
W. basketball shuts down potent Providence squad
Sophomore Meghan Creighton drives to the hoop during Drexel’s 62-52 win over Providence College Nov. 15 at the DAC. The point guard leads the Dragons with four assists per game so far this season.In their 2013-14 season home opener, the Drexel women’s basketball team completed a 17-point comeback against the Friars of Providence College. The Dragons found themselves down by as much as 17 in the first half, but the team received a second-half surge off the bench from freshman Alexis Smith to emerge victorious over Providence 62-52.
Nov. 15, 2013
Women’s bball splits in Glass City
Senior guard Fiona Flanagan posts up against a James Madison University player during a March 6 game at the DAC. Flanagan leads the Dragons this season with 36 points in their first two games.The Drexel women’s basketball team kicked off its 2013-14 season with a pair of mixed results. The Dragons opened their season against the University of Toledo in the first round of the Glass City Tournament in Toledo, Ohio.
Nov. 8, 2013
Women’s bball season begins at Toledo
Sophomore guard Rachel Pearson looks to pass around a University of North Carolina Wilmington defender during Drexel’s 59-47 victory over the Seahawks last season.For Drexel fans, the upcoming women’s basketball season will be one of transition. Head coach Denise Dillon returns with only two starters from last year’s campaign. The Dragons have lost 74 percent of their scoring due to the graduation of Taylor Wootton, Hollie Mershon, Renee Johnson-Allen and Nicki Jones.