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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor 8.29.18

Street is back and better than ever.


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Photo: Brad Hong

Good morning University City! I hope that it's morning when you're reading this, but if not that's okay. I don't get around to picking up a copy of Street until I roll out of my post–sending–Street–to–the–publisher slumber at noon on Wednesday and stumble over to the newspaper rack in front of Allegro. But regardless of your sleep schedule, I'm glad you picked up Street! 

Yesterday was my last first day of college, and I'm feeling better than I thought I would. My old–man bitterness was balanced out by my excitement for the first issue of Street and the rest of the fall. Most of all, I can't wait to see Street continue to grow as a publication. It's my little foster baby, and I only have custody of her for four more months. In the remainder of my tenure, I'm gonna make sure this semester is a great one, full of special issues, fun events, and damn–good magazine journalism. 

For the freshmen out there who saw this hectic little tabloid and decided to pick it up, welcome welcome! 34th Street Magazine is Penn's oldest (we're coming up on our 50th year anniversary in October) and most eminent arts and culture magazine, which publishes online daily and in print every Wednesday. We started as a Philadelphia alternative newsweekly a la Village Voice, and quickly evolved into a University City staple. We've grown to focus specifically on Penn and its students We've got personal narratives and in-depth investigative features, along with stories on movies, TV, food, sex, health, beauty, and every other topic that's on your mind.

And there's your elevator pitch. Hopefully you're enticed to keep reading on, and maybe even interested in joining us some day! We're always looking for new voices to add to the mix, and Street is a place for any and everyone. That's all for now, folks! And remember, if you have any compliments or wanna join us, email joyner@34st.com. For complaints, please direct them to   contact@upennstatesman.org.


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