Is CBS’s Streaming Service The Beginning of The End For Cable?
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Is CBS’s Streaming Service The Beginning of The End For Cable?

CBS recently announced that it will begin streaming its programming live online via a subscription service in selected markets. The move is certainly a victory for cable-cutters –those who eschew cable service in favor of viewing content online- but according to Drexel television industry experts, it might also be the first thread that starts the … Continue reading

The Mystery of Drexel’s Rare David Bowie Recordings
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The Mystery of Drexel’s Rare David Bowie Recordings

Rare finds from David Bowie’s personal archives of handwritten lyrics and stage costumes are currently shown at the “David Bowie Is” retrospective exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. But which ones are stored away in the legendary musician’s personal collection, thanks to a Drexel University professor? It took over 30 years, but Bowie finally was … Continue reading

The Soundtrack of Giving: WKDU’s Electronic Music Marathon
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The Soundtrack of Giving: WKDU’s Electronic Music Marathon

For the first time in seven years, Drexel’s student-run radio station WKDU 91.7 FM is bringing back its Electronic Music Marathon (EMM) fundraising event for this upcoming Columbus Day weekend. Drexel DJs will host local DJs while raising donations for two local arts education nonprofit organizations. “We decided to bring back the EMM this year … Continue reading

Next-Gen Virtual Reality is Latest Medium For Drexel’s Digital Storytellers
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Next-Gen Virtual Reality is Latest Medium For Drexel’s Digital Storytellers

Could you imagine abandoning a movie plot line in the theater when it gets boring? Or deciding to follow a different character when the protagonist is annoying you? Choose-your-own-adventure-style movies might be the next box office innovation according to an adjunct professor in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, who is using the … Continue reading

Saving Cats in Outer Space – How Drexel Students Designed a Mobile Game That Supports Animal Welfare on Earth, Too
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Saving Cats in Outer Space – How Drexel Students Designed a Mobile Game That Supports Animal Welfare on Earth, Too

Kittens are floating off into the cosmos and you’re their only hope. Sheer terror collides with utter cuteness in a mobile game designed by students in Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio. But Galactickitties, the first offering by student startup Sweet Roll Studio, LLC, is more than just a furry take on Gravity. It’s an experiment in … Continue reading

Maya Angelou Remembered by African American Literature Expert
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Maya Angelou Remembered by African American Literature Expert

Celebrated poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who passed away today at the age of 86, was remembered by President Obama in a statement as “one of the brightest lights of our time — a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman.” A major figure in the civil rights movement … Continue reading

Celebrating the Never-Shrinking Violet Oakley, a Drexel Original
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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