Philadelphia

Olivia Armacost Nov 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Experience That Fun High— No, Not That Kind

Fact: Not every college student likes to party. Now wait, before you X out, this is not a post to rag alcohol or irresponsible behavior. But for students who aren’t part of the party scene, there are alternatives for a different kind of entertainment that can get you that fun high without the, well...

William Snell Nov 7, 2017 11:24 am

Mid-Semester Stress Busters

Sixth week evaluations are a distant memory and, at this point, most of us just want the semester to be over already. Even though school can be rough, it is important to try to make the most of your free time by enjoying yourself on and around campus as much as you can. A lot of people tend...

Doriane Feinstein Oct 27, 2017 12:24 pm

This Feels Right

Summer was pretty incredible. Not just because of the countless trips to the beach or time to catch up with friends. I mean those were great, but this summer was different. For the first time in my life, I got to experience a slice of professional theatre through PlayPenn’s new play-development...

Nicole Gieselman Feb 22, 2017 7:00 pm

What Democracy Looks Like

A wave of cheers swept through the crowd. Gloved hands raised cardboard signs, some meticulously painted, others sloppily scrawled on with marker. “Show me what democracy looks like!” a faraway voice drifted over the mass. “THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!” I found myself...

Helen Armstrong Feb 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Beat the Brr: Things to Do in Philly

Fact: During the winter, it’s so much easier to stay inside, wrapped up in a furry, warm blanket than it is to go outside bracing frigid air that hurts your face. Another fact: Staying cooped up too long can worsen the winter blues. Lots of people get sad in the winter. Maybe you suffer...

Nicole Gieselman Jan 3, 2016 7:00 pm

Stars in the City

Before moving to Arcadia, I lived in the middle of nowhere. And I mean it: nowhere. We considered everyone within a five-mile radius our neighbor. One of the greatest benefits of our location (besides being over an hour away from the nearest city, having terrible WiFi connection, and getting...

Nicole Gieselman Dec 28, 2015 7:00 pm

Do I Have to Go?

The end of the fall semester marks the beginning of many things terrible, especially for freshmen in college: final papers and exams, a new round of classes and payments to worry about, and going home for our first winter break. Home. It usually brings to mind warm memories of friends, family...

Nov 19, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Gieselman ’19 Finds Magic in Philadelphia

Nicole Gieselman is a first-year student from Kansas who’s chronicling her adventures in the Philadelphia area. In “Where the Mundane Becomes Magical,” the global media major describes the enchanting mosaic artwork of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. She writes, “Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens....

Nicole Gieselman Nov 18, 2015 7:00 pm

Crazy for Classical Music

I am a major band nerd. All through high school, I played flute in marching band, concert band, pep band, the works. I even woke up at 7 every Saturday morning for a year and drove 30 minutes to play in a nearby youth symphony. When I heard that Campus Philly (the best thing that’s ever happened...

Nicole Gieselman Nov 10, 2015 7:00 pm

Where the Mundane Becomes Magical

About 10 minutes away from my house is a golf course called “Rolling Hills.” I can assure you, no hills—rolling or otherwise—are anywhere to be found. It’s flat as a pancake. The name represents an idea rather than reality, an idyllic representation of what the resort could be. This is the case for...

Nicole Gieselman Nov 2, 2015 7:00 pm

Old Clothes, New Styles

A not-so-new trend is sweeping the nation. Hipsters swear by it. Pop music hits have been written about it. It’s cheap, it’s smelly, and it’s fashionable. It’s thrift shopping. Many teens and twenty-somethings are devoted to the hunt for used clothes that are the perfect mix of quirky and...

Nicole Gieselman Oct 29, 2015 3:11 pm

Who Took My Ruby Slippers?

We’ve all seen the Wizard of Oz. No? Well, if you’re one of the pop-culture deprived, here’s a quick summary: lackadaisical Dorothy and her dog, Toto, get sucked up by a tornado. They arrive in a mystical land called Oz, where our brave heroine promptly steals some shoes, talks to strangers,...