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Drexel Snapshot: Giant, Underwater Spear From Revolutionary War to be Recreated in Drexel Lab
Arts & Culture / Science & Technology

Drexel Snapshot: Giant, Underwater Spear From Revolutionary War to be Recreated in Drexel Lab

This massive, iron-tipped spear was affixed to the bottom of the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War to thwart British ships intending to invade Philadelphia. More than two centuries later, the giant spike—which was pulled from the murky depths of the river about eight years ago—is being recreated in a Drexel lab. Using a CNC … Continue reading

Philadelphia Region Ranks 22nd Among Nation’s Fittest Cities
Experts / Health & Medicine

Philadelphia Region Ranks 22nd Among Nation’s Fittest Cities

How is Philadelphia doing compared to other major U.S. cities when it comes to personal fitness? According to new rankings released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the greater Philadelphia region is in the middle of the pack—but its trajectory over the last several years is moving in the right direction overall. The … Continue reading

Quick Take: Drexel Public Health Expert Weighs Impact of Racial Health Inequality on Elections
Community & Society / Experts / Health & Medicine

Quick Take: Drexel Public Health Expert Weighs Impact of Racial Health Inequality on Elections

By Kim Menard New research shows that premature death among racial groups translates into political inequities. To change racial health inequalities, voting is a critical step to influence the political process. Drexel School of Public Health assistant professor Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH, MSc, advises that it’s important to maximize political participation among those able to … Continue reading

A Portal to an Unexpected World
Arts & Culture

A Portal to an Unexpected World

Photographer Stuart Rome has always had a unique perspective on the world. From the early days of his career photographing ancient art treasures in Latin America or contemporary trance rituals in Haiti and Indonesia, he became sensitized “to patterns of imagery within nature,” which provided insight into the artworks and cultures he was capturing on film. “Even in … Continue reading

How to Build a Street Festival
Arts & Culture / Community & Society

How to Build a Street Festival

Joseph Esposito, a senior in the Westphal College’s entertainment and arts management program, has been skateboarding since he was eight and working with Philadelphia’s Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund since coming to the city, but he has a bigger vision for giving back to the sport that’s given him so much. This weekend Esposito’s vision becomes … Continue reading

Asteroid Crash Kicked Off Mega-Volcano in the Process that Killed Dinosaurs, According to New Study
Science & Technology

Asteroid Crash Kicked Off Mega-Volcano in the Process that Killed Dinosaurs, According to New Study

When an enormous asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago, a planet-wide quake shook the magma plumbing of a massive, active volcano—radically changing the style of volcanic eruption in one of the planet’s rarest, largest lava flows. This is the sequence of events supported by a new study published last week in the Geological Society … Continue reading