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Campus Culture

Soak Up Summer With These Philly–Based Water Activities

Philadelphia may not be a tropical island, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve some sunshine and saltwater. 

by DIYA SETHI

So, You're Abroad on Independence Day

Keep those Fourth of July traditions alive while you're away from the US of A. 

by DIYA SETHI

Challenging the Societal Stigma: The Menstrual Cup

I challenged the stigma that surrounds feminine products. I think you should too.

by DIYA SETHI

A Treat for Any Mood: DIY Popsicles

Cool off this sweaty summer with these homemade sweet, refreshing popsicles.

by DIYA SETHI

DIY Shaving Cream

Check out these DIY shaving creams for when you're just too lazy to run to the store. 

by DIYA SETHI

"A Visit from the Goon Squad": What Jennifer Egan's Book Taught Me About The Twists and Turns Of Time

Pulitzer prize winner and Upenn graduate Jennifer Egan's book tracks development, histories, and interconnectedness through time.

by KATIE FARRELL

Getting In Shape, or Being Forced Into One? Pottruck Makes Us Uncomfortable.

How antiquated notions about gender and fitness seem ingrained in Pottruck's physical layout.

by ZOE YOUNG

Introducing Anne Ishii: Translator and Editor of Gay Erotic Manga

On breaking boundaries in the literary industry, being the executive director of Philly's Asian Arts Initiative, and bringing niche art to the mainstream

by JOSEPHINE CHENG

'Stitched! Weaving Together Philly's Fiber Arts Community' Explores the Ties That Bind Us

The Kelly Writers House hosted Professor Funderburg's creative nonfiction class that explored community in their own lives and in Philadelphia as a whole.

by KATIE FARRELL

Triple Frontier: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, and Lots of Money

Netflix's new heist film is an unexpected thrill.

by EMMA HARRIS

"Stand–Ups Sit Down": A Conversation with Female Comedians About Industry Challenges

Judy Gold and Laurie Kilmartin joined the Kelly Writers House to deliver bittersweet insight on sexism in the comedy industry. 

by KATIE FARRELL

Emily Yao: Revealing Yourself at a Distance Through Poetry and Photography

Poet and photographer Emily Yao shares the motive behind her art, and what inspires her to keep writing.

by KATIE FARRELL

Building Bridges: 'Graffiti & Ornament' Connects Philly's Past and Present Through Art

The Woodlands in West Philadelphia presents 'Graffiti & Ornament', an exhibition of site–specific works by artists Roberto Lugo and Leo Tecosky. 

by JESS ARATEN

Penn Dance's 'CURATED': From Freshman Inspiration to Senior On–Stage Performance

Penn Dance Company's graduating class bridges two forms of art—visual and performing—for its spring independent show, CURATED.

by KATIE FARRELL

Just Miles From Campus: Finding Calm in the City at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

This Tea House and Garden reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. 

by JESS ARATEN

Sitting Down with the Co–Ceos of Penn Fashion Week: Fashion Reimagined

Olivia Klein and Chrissy Walker share their experiences with exploring creative careers in the fashion industry.

by JESS ARATEN

'Mythic Creatures' Exhibition at Drexel: Myth and Nature Are Not So Different, After All

Academy of Natural Sciences takes on the history of myth, exploring the relationship between nature and legend.

by JESS ARATEN

Glee Club Demonstrates Their Love For Community In 'The Good, The Bad, And The Uglee'

The group delivers a hilarious performance dedicated to community and friendship.   

by KATIE FARRELL

From Parents to Punk–Rockers: The 21st Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

A look at Philadelphia's thriving tattoo scene and its role within the greater arts community.

by JESS ARATEN

'The Complicit Eye': Kukuli Velarde's Deconstruction Of Beauty In Western Culture

Velarde's artwork explores the dichotomy in modern beauty between fitting in and standing out. 

by KATIE FARRELL

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