Store Review: Lush Cosmetics November 30, 2015

On a trip downtown with some of my friends, they kept raving about how we had to go to get face masks. “You’ll love the face masks at Lush,” they said, and so I figured I’d give it a try. The store itself was very organized and relaxing. When you first walk in you can smell […]



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From WA to WAWA: West Coast native discusses differences in style between coasts November 20, 2015

While some may be disappointed to discover their high school yearbook was named after a convenience store, I find this amusing. Back home in Washington, my high school yearbook was titled WAWA and no one, not even the adviser, knew why. Here on the East, we all know WAWA is the holiest of convenience stores, […]



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Urban Outfitters Paints the Town Red (Sauce) November 18, 2015

Picture this: you just wolfed down three slices of cheesy Neapolitan pizza topped with proscuitto crudo, half a rotolo garnished with pistachio pesto, and a few fried pizza dough bites coated in citrus fennel sugar and drizzled with Nutella.  Next, you haul yourself and your food baby to a dressing room to try on a […]



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City Escapes: Coffee Shop Study Spots November 16, 2015

Recently, a friend and I were sitting inside a coffee shop in Rittenhouse Square, working away at a project for our Management class. We were interrupted by a rapping on the glass that separated us from the beautiful park outside – it was a fairly high profile Penn 2015 grad who recognized us from the […]



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Eat You Way Through NYC’s Hidden Gems November 13, 2015

New York City seems to be a popular destination for Penn students. With NYC being just around 2 hours away, most have seen, or at least heard, about the big tourist hubs like Times Square. Eating a ‘New York bagel’ or ‘New York pizza’ is written on many a bucket list. However, being the vibrant […]



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Coloring Philadelphia: Mural Art November 5, 2015

A painted giraffe’s head pops between jungle leaves, while an elephant stomps towards a lake. You aren’t staring at Gauguin, but at a masterpiece of another genre that has come to define Philadelphia: mural art. The exotic piece is the work of 37 patients of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who are learning to deal […]



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Restaurant Review: Sabrina’s Café October 30, 2015

Are you looking for a new Sunday brunch spot to hit up with your friends, particularly one with Instagram-worthy food to bump up your feed’s aesthetic? Throw on your scarves and coats and go check out Sabrina’s café. With multiple locations, the closest one by campus is located on 34th street. The café is a […]



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Easy Weekend Getaways October 14, 2015

Weekend getaways are severely under-appreciated here at Penn. For those of you without Friday classes, who have an adventurer’s spirit: they are more doable than you think! Last spring, I set a goal to take a trip every month, and I accomplished it! Here are some of my favorite easy weekend destinations: Orlando, FL You’re […]



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Concert Review: Butch Walker at TLA May 1, 2015

While you probably haven’t heard of Butch Walker, you’ve almost certainly heard his work. If your ears have been graced by the aural stylings of the likes of Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, or Taylor Swift – just a few of many chart-topping artists for whom Walker has produced or written songs – then you’re already […]



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Giving Good: Rooster Soup April 29, 2015

By this point, you’ve heard of Federal Donuts. You’ve made the trek to 34th and Sansom, and decided Blueberry Mascarpone is definitely the move. So what’s next for the restaurateurs behind Abe Fisher, Zahav, and Percy Street Barbecue? A collaboration between the folks at CooknSolo and Broad Street Ministry known as Rooster Soup is in […]



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