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

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