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Arts & Entertainment: High School Students Follow The Path To The Future

Arts & Entertainment: High School Students Follow The Path To The Future

Haverford College’s Zubrow Commons filled up as some of Philadelphia’s high school seniors filed in to the large room to prepare for the final ceremonies of their one week introduction to life as a college student. The event is Philadelphia Futures’ annual College Admissions Marathon. “It’s an intensive program for rising seniors that offers them […]

 

Fashion: A Glimpse Into The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Fashion: A Glimpse Into The Art Institute of Philadelphia

The Art Institute of Philadelphia offers degree programs in design, media arts and culinary arts, but it’s the fashion program that makes the school a powerhouse in the fashion industry. Current student Imani Ligon has had internships with designers like Oscar de la Renta and Anna Sui thanks to the help of one of her teachers. […]

 

Education: Building a Future For Students Despite Budget Crisis

One of the Philadelphia Education Fund’s main goals is for all young people to have access to opportunity, not just the lucky ones. According to President and CEO Darren Spielman, the vision of the organization, which has been around for more than 30 years, is for all students to graduate high school with the opportunity to access college and […]

 

Mantua: Five Places to Help Beat that Hangover

Mantua: Five Places to Help Beat that Hangover

Mantua is seeing more and more Drexel and Penn students move into the neighborhood than ever. With college students starting to pack the West Philadelphia neighborhood, that usually means an increased number of college parties. College parties usually mean binge drinking, which means more hangovers. Everyone knows the best way to beat a rough hangover is with some good […]

 

Taller Puertorriqueño: The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia

Taller Puertorriqueño: The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia

Although Taller Puertorriqueño is divided into two buildings one block apart, the organization is united in its mission to develop and promote Latino art and culture in the community. Since 1974, Taller has been at the heart of the art scene in El Bloque de Oro providing the community with art and art-based educational programs for […]

 By Dana Ritter and Donald DeCray III

North Philadelphia: Summit Discusses Education Problems in Hispanic Community

North Philadelphia: Summit Discusses Education Problems in Hispanic Community

White House officials attended a summit held at Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center, joining area residents and professionals to discuss issues facing the Hispanic community in education, especially higher education. The summit, hosted last weekend by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, is one of many similar meetings staged around the […]

 By Damon Fillman and Julie Achilles

Manayunk: Generational Conflict

Manayunk: Generational Conflict

[vimeo 21277305] Every Friday night the streets of Manayunk are littered with empty beer bottles and drunken college students stumbling back to their homes.  The locals are tired of it and are demanding a change. The Manayunk Neighborhood Council, a non-profit civic association that advocates for a clean, safe and quiet Manayunk, is determined to […]