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Sparking Social Change One Cup of Coffee at a Time

How Blew Kind is using coffee and art to galvanize civic discourse within the Philadelphia community

by CHLOE NORMAN

How One Bill Can Put an End to All Medical Deportations in Philadelphia

Councilmember Jim Harrity’s new bill shines light on ‘medical repatriation’ in the Philadelphia community and calls for a broader examination of hospitals’ treatment of medically vulnerable immigrants and refugees.

by CHLOE NORMAN

The Music of Color

The visual art of Moe Brooker, jazz, and Philadelphia

by BOBBY MCCANN

Prost! A Toast to German Culture

A glance into Philly's Oktoberfest celebration

by ELLIE MEYER

Wawa Worship in Philadelphia

While Wawa and summer go hand–in–hand for Philadelphians, their relationship isn't always sunny. 

by ANNA O'NEILL–DIETEL

There's Nothing Iffy About Iffy Books

Meet the Penn alum reading books and challenging the power at Iffy Books.

by YEEUN YOO

Somebody Call 988!

A look at how Philly is adapting to a new mental health emergency hotline.

by SOPHIA ROSSER

Living History: Affordable Housing on Market Street

A look at how the West Philly community is responding to plans for luxury housing units at 4601 Market Street

by SOPHIA ROSSER

The past and future of Black fashion at Blk Ivy and Grant Blvd

From preserving the 1960s Black Ivy style to creating her own fashion line, Kimberly McGlonn uses fashion as a vehicle for activism 

by SOPHIA ROSSER

The Trails That Connect Us

Philadelphia's many walking and biking trails are supported by a network of organizations that make outdoor access possible.

by ANNA O'NEILL–DIETEL

STI Testing at Penn Is Easier (and Harder) Than You Think

The process of getting tested at Penn isn't always as fun—or easy—as hooking up.

by LEO BIEHL

Is Penn Alexander School A Success Story?

What Penn Alexander's history is telling us about Penn's plan for Lea Elementary

by SOPHIA ROSSER

All Eyes on South Street

After a devastating fire, Eyes Gallery is soon to be back and better than ever.

by RAHUL VARIAR

Recalculating the Curriculum

Lou Lozzi is working with Penn to challenge the ways we approach high school STEM education.

by VIKKI XU

The Struggle for Peace in the City of Brotherly Love

How can a new mayor empower community organizations to heal Philadelphia and stop the violence?

by SARA HEIM

Philadelphia School District Is MOVEing to Expand Its Curriculum

MOVE's history will now be a mandatory part of the Philadelphia public school curriculum.

by SOPHIA ROSSER

Food Insecurity: Now A Common Reality

Inflation and cuts to SNAP benefits are driving a rapid uptick in food insecurity across Philadelphia.

by ANNA O'NEILL–DIETEL

Chinatown Activism: Then and Now

This Philly native discusses her work inheriting the mantle of the decades–long struggle to save Chinatown.

by NORAH RAMI

A High School Experience Marked by Watered Down Lessons, Inadequate Resources, and Isolation

COVID-19 and inequality harmed a generation just entering Penn. Professors and administrators are adjusting to this new reality.

by ANNA O'NEILL–DIETEL

A New Era for ARCH

How the ARCH renovation is making space for more students—one room at a time

by ANJALI KISHORE

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