It Was All Right

Last night was the first Friday of the month, which means that all the art galleries in Philadelphia stayed open late and served wine or beer with a come-and-mingle atmosphere. So Nate and I went to visit our friend, Abby, at the small gallery where she works on 11th St., only about a block away…

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Kensington

Friday, I took a field trip with my Urban and Political Systems Class into Kensington, a neighborhood in North Philadelphia. Kensington is one of the poorest areas in Philadelphia, and one of the poorest areas in the country. Our purpose for visiting was to see Cheri Honkala, a human right activist who lives and works…

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Exploring

I’m off work today for President’s Day, so I’m out getting some coffee and doing some class-work. I have two classes with the Philadelphia Center: Urban and Political Systems, which is on Fridays, and Relationships in Fiction in Film, which is Tuesday evenings. Today I’m finishing up the reading for class tomorrow night. Also, I’m…

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The week in review

I’m sitting in The Bean Café on South Street as I write today, drinking some coffee, even though it’s nearly sweltering hot (for February, at least). I just finished having class in my apartment. It’s something that some of the Center’s faculty like to do once the semester gets underway — have class in different…

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City life is moving quickly

I’ve been working at my internship for three days, and I’m already starting to settle in. My internship supervisor is certainly keeping me busy. I wrote a story my very first day for publication next week, and today I filed two stories that will go to print tomorrow. It’s really exciting! I’m racking up clips…

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Settling in, looking for work

Starting Tuesday, I will begin work for the Legal Intelligencer, the oldest law journal in the United States. After completing the Philadelphia Center’s interview and placement process, I can finally begin my internship. I interviewed with Aroundphilly.com, a Philadelphia news/A&E web journal; with City Paper, a weekly news/A&E print source; and with the Legal Intelligencer….

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Goodbye Hanover, hello Philadelphia

When I decided to attend Hanover, I did so knowing that I would be in a rural setting, I would most likely live in campus housing and I would mostly interact with other Hanover students and faculty. I didn’t expect to have a chance to live in a city, work in a professional setting or…

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The Shoebox: the Wettest Place On Campus

I just finished playing an acoustic set at the Shoebox, Hanover’s campus restaurant and bar. I’ve been playing shows there once a week for about a month now, and it’s been great so far. The Shoebox’s student manager has been trying to find students to play music in order to attract more business, and I’ve…

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