Aug. 11, 2017
The four stages of change: adjusting to a new culture
Growing up in Bangladesh, a relatively small country compared to the United States, made me wonder about the cultural differences present between us.
May. 19, 2017
Indian Dance deserves practice space, too
If Drexel University truly supports diversity, then why is it that they only offer specific dance troupes their own practice space?
Apr. 7, 2017
An out-of-class experience
With Drexel’s fast-paced terms, spring break is a way to slow down and de-stress (besides, of course, final grades also being released). While some people plan vacations or choose to stay home and hibernate, there is also the option of Alternative Spring Break.
Feb. 3, 2017
Migos hit their stride with newest album, ‘Culture’
Every once in a while, a song reaches a height of viral popularity and becomes a meme.
Sep. 30, 2016
Ignorance breeds as a result of Trump’s hatred
The store was crammed with customers; everyone looking for the shortest possible line and the quickest way out of the chaos. I was only purchasing one item, amidst a crowd of people struggling to keep all their items in order. As I patiently waited, I heard yelling come from a cashier near my line. He barked, “If you can’t speak English, get out of this country,” directing his words towards a middle-aged Indian woman who mistakenly went to the wrong line because she couldn’t read the signs. Instead of calmly guiding her, he took an approach filled with the utmost ignorance. As she stood there in fear, still unaware of what was happening, the man continued his speech, “Once Trump is president, you will all be gone anyway. He will make things right and cleanse this country.”
Jul. 22, 2016
Integration over gentrification
As Drexel once again makes a concerted effort to expand pieces of the campus, pushing ever northward (and westward), it is useful to not only look at the direct causes of such undertakings like Summit, but also analyse the indirect impact on the surrounding area. The keyword to this new form of urban sprawl is, of course, gentrification, a word that inspires many different feelings in many different people. For some it is a beacon of light that they will soon be able to live safely and peacefully in a neighborhood where they are but a few blocks from all of the trendy stores. For others though, the long-time residents of this historic area, the new buildings and interest herald a more foreboding future.
Jun. 24, 2016
SCIC celebrates diversity and inclusion at group event
The Student Center of Inclusion and Culture (SCIC), Office of International Programs (OIP), and the Drexel Students Global Advisory Board hosted the Diversity and Inclusion End of the Year Celebration to celebrate the end of the year with its members June 1. The celebration consisted of a buffet style dinner and a collaborative activity between members.
May. 13, 2016
Featured this week: A taste of Taiwan
With its sandy beaches, expansive night markets and delectable food, the small country of Taiwan contains treasures that many American students may be unfamiliar with. Senior communications major Jackie Hsu hoped to fill in the knowledge gaps Drexel students may have about this Southeast Asian country May 5. Hsu presented her senior project the “Taste of Taiwan” on campus to share and promote knowledge about her home country.
May. 13, 2016
Triangle Talks with Andrew Petersen
Andrew Petersen is an adjunct professor of linguistics at Drexel and an English lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Duke University with a BA in Economics in 1984. He has since traveled to over 20 different countries and is experienced with many different cultures.
Jan. 22, 2016
Petersen explores linguistic differences in workshop
Drexel University Campus Activities Board presented “One Voice: A Linguistics Workshop” on the second floor of Gerri C. Lebow Hall Jan. 19. The event was led by professor Andrew Petersen, a linguistics 101 teacher and a member of Drexel’s English Language Center. Petersen has been with the University for four years and has taught subjects in English all over the world. Fluent in Spanish, French, Turkish and English, Petersen coordinated this workshop hoping participants would realize that language learning is fun, interesting and doable.