Madeleine Wattenbarger


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ReForming Philadelphia's Public Schools

When we speak, you listen.

Contrapposto: Taking a Stance on the McDonald's Wall

This article was originally published as part of the joke issue on 12.5.2013 Like any reputable community eatery, the 40th Street McDonald’s has its share of kindly decorative flourishes: the quaint community gathering place, a terrace; the entertainment, a television; and the art, a series of digital prints lining the brightly tiled walls. The seven pieces­—digital photographs printed on plastic, roughly 16” by 16”­—heavily feature the photographic technique of bokeh. You probably remember bokeh from your Windows 2001 default desktop wallpapers: points of light are blurred or intentionally unfocused.

Review: St. Declan's Well

New Campus Bar Lacks Depth

Checking In / Checking Out

Stress affects everybody at Penn, but we’re told to grin and bear it. Mental illness, however, forces some to take a leave of absence. These students aren’t running away, they’re fighting their ways back.

Pitruco: Back Seat, Pizza

That's the way we like our truck

Philly's Offbeat Bookstores

It's book week in Philly, so check out some of the city's indie book stores, they’re only a short trip away!

DIY: Candles

November has arrived and it’s as cold as a witch’s tit. If your room’s lacking in the warm and cozy department, these easy–to–make candles should do the trick.

How to Make an Impression this Halloween

Drop the cat ears! Step away from the cultural appropriation! We’re all secretly pining for something a little more elaborate than a leotard with a tail, but no one wants a Mean Girls–esque fashion faux pas to ruin their holiday.
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