South Philadelphia: Historian Explores Her Sicilian Roots

South Philadelphia: Historian Explores Her Sicilian Roots

Celeste Morello is known throughout Philadelphia as an authority on the history of the mafia in the area and has earned advanced degrees in criminology and history from St. Joseph’s University and Villanova University, respectively. She currently resides in South Philadelphia.   Are you from the Philadelphia area? I’m from Montgomery County, Norristown. That’s where […]

 

Center City: Local Race Cars at Philadelphia Auto Show

Center City: Local Race Cars at Philadelphia Auto Show

Engineering students from Temple University and Villanova University recently displayed their 2014 lineup at the Philadelphia Auto Show. They spent approximately six months building these race cars. Now that the show has come to an end, NovaRacing and Temple Formula Racing teams will return to the starting blocks. The teams will build their 2015 race […]

 

Amateur Sports: Five Best Student Fans In The Big 5

Amateur Sports: Five Best Student Fans In The Big 5

Philadelphia is known for having some of the most passionate, dedicated and brash sports fans. This list highlights the most fervid sports enthusiasts in the Big Five. Joost Charlow: University of Pennsylvania The University of Pennsylvania is known for being one of the finest institutions in all of academia, but it’s Ivy League students are […]

 By Jake Adams and Antonio Boone

Strawberry Mansion: Learning Center a Safe Haven For Youth

Strawberry Mansion: Learning Center a Safe Haven For Youth

[vimeo 63925918] Every day, shortly after 3 p.m., students from the nearby Strawberry Mansion High School, the Leslie P. Hill Elementary School, the Richard R. Wright Elementary School and other education facilities trickle into the Strawberry Mansion Community Learning Center. Kevin Upshur runs the learning center which opened seven years ago. Inside what was once a […]

 By Chelsea Wilbur

Powelton Village: Body Rock Boot Camp

Powelton Village: Body Rock Boot Camp

The old adage of “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is evident at The Body Rock Boot Camp and Executive Training Gym in Powelton Village on Lancaster Avenue near 38th Street. It’s easy to walk by this workout locale without noticing due to its plain exterior, surrounded by empty stores and vacant apartments. But […]