Celebrating the Never-Shrinking Violet Oakley, a Drexel Original
Arts & Culture

Celebrating the Never-Shrinking Violet Oakley, a Drexel Original

Drexel University pays tribute to one of its first, and most successful, illustration students with “Violet Oakley, A Drexel Original: Drawings and Paintings by One of Drexel’s Earliest Art Students.” Oakley, who enrolled in the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry in 1896, made a name for herself in the traditionally male-dominated world of … Continue reading

Celebrating 30 Years of Block-Stacking Bliss With a 29-Story Game of Tetris
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Celebrating 30 Years of Block-Stacking Bliss With a 29-Story Game of Tetris

Somewhere between the planning and coding of the last month, the serendipitous timing of Frank Lee’s towering game of Tetris was brought to our attention: The skyscraper-sized iteration of the classic game is actually taking place 30 years after Tetris was first coded. And what better place could there be to spend a 30th birthday … Continue reading

Students’ Virtual Salvage Project Could Save a Sinking Ship
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Students’ Virtual Salvage Project Could Save a Sinking Ship

Ever wondered what it would have been like to take a tour of the Titanic before its disastrous maiden voyage? While the demise of the legendary ship has long been a tragic allegory, its ocean-liner kin, the SS United States has been sinking in its own slow and painful way for almost two decades. Docked … Continue reading

How Street-Style Photographers Are Transforming the Fashion Industry, For Better or Worse
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How Street-Style Photographers Are Transforming the Fashion Industry, For Better or Worse

With fashion week events taking place throughout the month in New York City, London, Milan and Paris, February has quickly become known as “fashion month” among fashion aficionados. And, this past month, as the throngs of models, editors, buyers, celebrities and fashion insiders made the month-long global trek, so did the street-style photographers. While most … Continue reading

Candy Crush’s Latest Saga: Going Public
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Candy Crush’s Latest Saga: Going Public

King Digital Entertainment, a London-based gaming company, announced this week that it will take the company public in an attempt to capitalize on the wild popularity of its game Candy Crush Saga. The free-to-play mobile game ritually entrances its 93 million daily players by challenging them to match three candies in a row. It was … Continue reading

Here’s—Jimmy! ‘Tonight Show’ Makes a Timely Change
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Here’s—Jimmy! ‘Tonight Show’ Makes a Timely Change

After 21 years of Jay Leno –give or take a Conan cameo- the “Tonight Show” officially began a new era on Feb. 17 when Jimmy Fallon took over as host of NBC’s late-night standard. While the star-studded welcome for the former Saturday Night Live mainstay brought a sizeable ratings spike for the program, will Fallon’s … Continue reading

The Value of a Humanities Degree
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The Value of a Humanities Degree

During a speech last week at a Wisconsin General Electric plant, President Obama reiterated his support for the manufacturing industry, encouraging young people to pursue a technical education – while simultaneously slighting humanities disciplines. “I promise you,” he said, “folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might … Continue reading

Ugly Sweater Party or Team USA’s Olympic Uniforms?
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Ugly Sweater Party or Team USA’s Olympic Uniforms?

Last week, iconic American designer Ralph Lauren unveiled the uniforms that U.S. athletes will wear during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The ensemble features an American-made patchwork cardigan emblazoned with bold stars and stripes, paired with a cream-colored turtleneck sweater, white fleece athletic pants and black boots. On the … Continue reading

Going Camping…On a Movie Set? Cast and Crew of Drexel Prof’s New Movie Found Out What It’s Like
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Going Camping…On a Movie Set? Cast and Crew of Drexel Prof’s New Movie Found Out What It’s Like

A rainstorm, a mudslide, flooding, a stinkbug infestation and a swarm of cicada killer wasps- sounds like things you’d find on the set of the new “Hunger Games” movie, but these natural co-stars actually played important roles in Lise Raven’s “Kinderwald,” which will make its North American debut at the Slamdance Film Festival next week. … Continue reading