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.
Apr. 21, 2017
Taking an incomplete
Drexel can be particularly stressful. With its fast-paced 10-week quarter system on top of co-op and extracurriculars, it can be difficult to find the time for all the homework and midterms that professors pile on.
Mar. 17, 2017
On brain scans
Is it possible for a brain scan to tell whether a criminal committed a crime knowingly or unknowingly?
Mar. 10, 2017
Unless you’ve spent your whole life living on the International Space Station, you probably know that cars emit toxic gases.