Nov. 17, 2017
Lots of stuff(ing) to be thankful for in America
I walked into my first Thanksgiving dinner at the age of eighteen with the vaguest concepts of turkey, cranberry sauce and going round the table one by one to say what we’re thankful for. Most of my Thanksgiving knowledge came from binge watching Friends during high school, so I’d only ever seen the holiday as a caricature; I didn’t grow up drawing turkeys or hearing lectures about pilgrims, and I had definitely never heard of a green bean casserole.
Nov. 3, 2017
Not a prime location
On Oct. 19, Philadelphia officially announced its bid to be the home of the planned second branch of Amazon headquarters (dubbed “HQ2”), due to begin business in early 2019.
Oct. 20, 2017
#MeToo shows sexual assault doesn’t discriminate
On social media, anyone can throw a thought out into the world and often find dozens, even hundreds of people who can relate. We can use platforms like Facebook and Twitter to share our experiences and to connect with others who have had similar experiences. This happens to almost all of us every day, but it rarely happens on the same scale as the #MeToo hashtag which has been all over the internet this week.
Oct. 6, 2017
To bias or not to bias
I’m sure all of you have just been through the termly ritual that is textbook buying season. You’ve gone to your first class, hoped the textbook wouldn’t be mandatory, found out you need it for homework assignments, paid $300 for it and read the first two chapters in a foolish belief that if you start well, you’ll stay up on the reading all term. Even though most of us don’t like them, textbooks are a required part of how we all learn in school.
Sep. 15, 2017
A fun-filled day is just a train or bus ride away
From Drexel’s campus, you can easily get to anywhere in the world. With subways, shuttles, trains and buses, you can go short distances, and with the airport just an easy train ride away you can go long distances as well.
Aug. 25, 2017
An act of kindness a day keeps the madness of the world away
A few weeks ago, I participated in the last ever GISHWHES — the “Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen” — run by the charity Random Acts and its founder Misha Collins. It’s a week-long extravaganza where teams of 15 people hurry to complete as many tasks as possible from a list of over 200. These tasks can be anything from donating feminine hygiene products to a women’s shelter, playing a video game with a child in the hospital while dressed as a character from that game, to creating a stop motion video using only socks.
Jul. 14, 2017
Vue32: a huge waste of prime campus space
With all the signs posted around campus right now, it’s pretty difficult to miss that there’s a new apartment complex at 32nd and Race streets — just a block away from most of the freshman dorms.
Jun. 2, 2017
Be smart about off campus housing
I like to compare dorm life to ice cream sandwiches — great in theory, but in practice, just messy.
May. 12, 2017
Finding a perfect co-op
Co-op is one of the reasons a lot of students come to Drexel, so it only makes sense that we students put a lot of effort into trying to find the right job.
Apr. 28, 2017
Navigate away from your newsfeed, smell the roses
This morning I read two online news articles about people spreading Nazi propaganda. I’ve seen multiple comments on Facebook that drive home the reminder that this country’s government wants to take away my rights for being a woman, for being gay, for being an immigrant. I’m scared to check some of my favorite websites, because I know they’ll probably just bring me more bad news.