A Broader Perspective: London Calling April 19, 2016

One of the most taxing parts of studying abroad was constantly using a different language. I didn’t realize how mentally exhausting it could be until my first few months in France. So by the time October rolled around, I was incredibly ready to take a little break and visit my English-speaking comrades across the pond. […]



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A Broader Perspective: Barcelona March 28, 2016

The proximity of places in Europe is truly astounding. I woke up one morning in chilly Lyon, and by lunchtime I was strolling down the sunny streets of Barcelona. My time in this beautiful Spanish city elicited my first stay at a hostel (or “Hipstel” as it was appropriately named). It was quite an experience […]



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A Broader Perspective: Oktoberfest and Munich March 14, 2016

“A Broader Perspective” is a series detailing my experiences living with a host family in Lyon, France. While I was abroad, I was also able to take several trips to other cities throughout Europe. I hope these personal accounts will portray the many cultural highlights of being in a foreign country as well as provide useful […]



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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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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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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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Eat Yourself Healthy: Guide to Super Food Seeds April 27, 2015

While “super foods” like kale and blueberries have been making headlines for their nutrient dense qualities, the richest super foods may be the smallest. Many types of seeds (some familiar and some not) are packed with vitamins, healthy fats, protein and fiber. These properties make them easy and rich sources of energy. The following are […]



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Giving Good: Rosa’s Fresh Pizza March 5, 2015

“Eating pizza has never felt so good!” So proclaims one Yelp reviewer of Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, a socially-minded food establishment taking Philly by storm. Here’s how it works. On the walls of a small pizza shop near 11th and Market, post-its called “Little Rosa’s” make a mosaic wallpaper more colorful than Magic Gardens. Customers have […]



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