Articles by Editorial Board
Nov. 17, 2017
Thankful all year round
Thanksgiving is finally here! For many of us, Thanksgiving is a holiday that evokes happy memories, mental images of a turkey-centric, drool-inducing meal, thoughts of family and friends, maybe even some silly traditions. (Does anybody else break the wishbone?) It may also be a time that you and your loved ones celebrate each year by joining in acts of service. For a lot of Americans, Thanksgiving becomes the rally holiday to give — give thanks, give meals, give money and give time.
Nov. 10, 2017
Your guide to Family Weekend
Nov. 10-12 marks Drexel University’s Family Weekend. Make your bed, hide that bottle graveyard, erase any inappropriate messages your roommates may have left you on that shared whiteboard and most of all — don’t panic. The Editorial Board has so many suggestions of how you can entertain your parents this weekend, that they’ll almost start to believe those absurd Drexel bills are worth it.
Nov. 3, 2017
Enjoy it while you can
As calendar pages are turned to November, in advance of Thanksgiving, people begin to consider all the things they have to be grateful for. Many of these are universal — family, friends, gainful employment and food in the fridge are high on most thankfulness lists. Our editor-in-chief is particularly jazzed about the “X-Files” series renewal. Don’t get us wrong, we love all those things too — but there’s one part of our lives that this year, when we have our hands folded to say grace before we pass the mashed potatoes, we’ll be thanking the high heavens for above all else.
Oct. 27, 2017
Happy grown-up Halloween
Halloween’s right around the corner. When you’re a kid, just thinking about that is enough to make you feel giddy. You count down the hours until you grab your little plastic pumpkin with a handle, zip up your sweet Batman costume and crusade for candy through a cobweb-coated suburbia. Or, you know, whatever variation of that you may have lived.
Oct. 20, 2017
To the victims we report about, but don’t know: an open letter
As reporters and editors, we are not strangers to the sexual-related offenses on and even off campus. We’ve reported on the allegations of rape and sexual assault at TKE and at Pike. We monitor the crime logs regularly. Through impersonal blurbs on a public crime report, we’ve heard the voices of victims attempting to speak out. We don’t know your names — but we appreciate the courage in your decision to report.
Oct. 13, 2017
Oct. 6, 2017
Just over a year ago, a Triangle reporter stood beside dozens of Philadelphians mourning the 49 individuals gunned down at the Pulse nightclub shooting. At the time, that was the deadliest mass shooting in the US since 1949.
Sep. 29, 2017
Reopening old wounds
100 years ago yesterday, an Australian soldier was shot in the face in the midst of World War I. Now, a century later, his skull is stirring up controversy right here in Philadelphia.
Aug. 25, 2017
Three simple words, uttered under the disgraceful guise of being fair and equitable, debased the Donald Trump presidency and the country to a lower point than the already low bar set during the last eight months. Those three words? “On many sides.”
Aug. 11, 2017
Life after we’ve ‘Lived It’
There are some students who enrolled at Drexel with an exact idea of what they wanted to do and who they wanted to be when they received their diplomas. There are many students who entered with only a vague inkling of their calling, one that they hoped to solidify in their four (or five) years of education.