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Jul 17, 2012 4 years ago

Great Food At An Affordable Price! Our Student Blogger Hits Up Dining Days!

Dining days might just be my favorite time of year in University City. It’s the time when I get to try out all the restaurants that my student budget does not allow for, and the time when I no longer have an excuse to not try something new.

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Jul 13, 2012 4 years ago

German Beer, Brats, And Music All At The Pop Up Beer Garden At The Porch! Can You Think Of A Better Way To Spend Your Weekend?

With only two days of the festivities left, you still have much to look forward to. Make your way over to The Porch at 30th Street Station TODAY from Noon-8pm and Saturday, Noon- 5pm and don’t miss out on this spectacular first-ever outdoor Beer Garden brought to you by University City District and Bridgewater’s Pub.

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Jul 09, 2012 4 years ago

Our Student Blogger Proves That Mini Golf At The Porch Is For All Ages!

The 9-hole course is open 7 days a week from 10:00am to 8:00pm and is completely free. I can’t think of an easier way to squeeze a little fun into a busy summer.

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Jun 19, 2012 4 years ago

TOMORROW at The Porch: Body Jam with Drexel Fitness 5:30pm-6:30pm

I was dying after the first half hour. However, if you’re looking for a hardcore, rhythmic workout, then head to The Porch at 30th Street Station.

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Jun 13, 2012 4 years ago

Freshly Picked Vegetables, Blazin' Hot Hummus, and Delicious Desserts at Today's Farmers' Market at The Porch!

If you’re looking for a great place to grab lunch on Wednesdays, I encourage you to try the Farmers’ Market at The Porch at the 30th Street Station.

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Jun 07, 2012 4 years ago

Enjoy "Heart & Soul: The University City Public Piano Project" until June 17

Last night was the kick-off for the Heart & Soul: University City Piano Project. Tons of people came out for the opening and plenty of commuters were pleasantly surprised by the art, wine, and snacks. I ran into old friends and made a new one while walking around and taking in the show.

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May 29, 2012 4 years ago

Clark Park: Your Local Summer Hideaway

As a student living in Center City, I must admit that I often experience the desire for an occasional getaway. A place where I can experience the beauty of nature, smell the fresh air, feel the open space, hear the birds chirp, somewhere that I could even see the starts out at night. As I searched for my fantasy getaway, I stumbled upon Clark Park.

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May 09, 2012 4 years ago

Fear for the future leads us to the past

The Maya 2012: Lords of Time exhibit opened this weekend at the Penn Museum. Despite having been many times before, I’d never actually made it to an opening. Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa spoke about the importance of Maya culture and its influence on the rest of the world. He seemed to have a personal interest in how it is that the Maya theory that the world would end in 2012 became such an international phenomenon. He joked that we were all crazy for believing it, but that it was in fact a huge help to the country because the myth has drawn so many talented archaeologists.

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Apr 05, 2012 5 years ago

Take Another Little Pita my Heart

One of my favorite things about this University City is the lunch trucks. While New York seems to only be able to handle hot dogs and roasted nuts, University City has a lunch truck for everything. Yesterday I moseyed over to Marrakesh Express on 40th & Locust. I couldn’t tell if the crowd around the truck was there because it was actually that delicious, or if it was simply because the surrounding trucks were already closed. But let me say…

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Mar 28, 2012 5 years ago

Days, Knights, and Weekends—these walking escorts have you covered

I’d heard rumor of the UCD walking escort service, but this is the first time I’ve actually given it a try. When I called they asked for my location, destination, first name, and phone number, and in just a few minutes my knight with shining bicycle had arrived.

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