Who We Are My Name is Vladislav Solomakhin. Before having ever visited Philadelphia I talked with a girl who summed up her trip to Philly as getting catcalled on the streets and waiting in a long line to see a bell. I became a Journalism major at Temple University in 2015. After having lived in... Continue Reading →
Philly bars are learning how to fight sexual harassment
When Leah Dirkse, found out about Woman Organized Against Rape, she had just begun counseling to process her own experience of sexual assault. Dirkse, who was an undergraduate student at that moment, found out about the organization when she went to see The Penn Vagina Monologues, which raises money for WOAR every year. "I felt... Continue Reading →
Bartending: Is it art or science?
Bartending has become a key factor on several venues, such as, lounges, nightclubs, parties and others. Louis Diorio, who is a bartender at Ruby Tuesdays, will give us some insight on how bartending is more than mixing vodka with cranberry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSog4Y1o_-w&feature=youtu.be
The challenges of selling produce as a small business
In North Philadelphia, many corner stores don't sell fresh produce, and Joe Yun, the owner of Hue, a "fusion food market," explains why it can be tough. Hue, based on the corner of Cecil B. Moore Avenue and 16th Street, is one the few sources of fresh fruits and vegetables near Temple University. The... Continue Reading →
Tuesdays are for salsa at Lucha Cartel
From a barbecue place to Mexican restaurant, and now one of the main venues in the Philly dance scene, Lucha Cartel is one of the dedicated lounges that clear out tables after dinner rush to allow its visitors to make a dance party. There isn’t a lack of dance clubs or musical variety in Philadelphia,... Continue Reading →
What happens after the sun goes down in Philly ?
WHO ARE WE Freixys is a senior journalism major specializing in broadcast. She is currently a senior reporter for Templar and the head of marketing for her organization, Esencia Latina (the first and only Latin Dance team at Temple University). Freixys would like to learn a little bit of everything involving journalism, and when she... Continue Reading →
Coming from Holland PA Will Rockenbach is trying to find out what South Street is all about
Not originally from Philadelphia, Will Rockenbach admitted he might not be an expert on the South Street area, but the sounds, smells and culture; he knew he wanted to be. To this end Will decided why not tackle the area and learn all that he can about it. Making it his beat for the semester... Continue Reading →
What is USDA Organic and most importantly, why do I care?
Food: we eat it, in most cases we eat it every single day, but where does it come from? and how is the quality determined? Don’t all potatoes grow in the dirt? Aren’t all pigs adorable but kind of filthy? There are certain organizations such as Pennsylvania Certified Organic, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and... Continue Reading →
No need to look for an open taqueria to find some amazing late night tacos in Philadelphia
Nothing is better after a night out than a delicious taco right around the corner from whatever dive you find yourself at. Frankford and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia is a hotbed during the weekend for amazing late night, food truck tacos. Your options on this corner reach from authentic chorizo tacos with lemon, onion and... Continue Reading →
Sometimes you don’t have to go all the way to a farm to get the freshest eggs
Eggs are considered "the perfect protein," and come in all sorts of varieties from farm raised organic to GMO-super eggs. We all want to make sure we are getting the healthiest and freshest possible eggs for out carbonara's and Croque-Madames, and the best way to assure your eggs are fresh and delicious might just be... Continue Reading →