Attitude check 101: Thinking positive about the University
Originally published: 4/21/06 at 11:31 AM EST
Last update: 4/21/06 at 11:31 AM EST
There are non-stop activities going on just outside of Drexel's campus. There are amazing restaurants, art galleries and stores just minutes away. Not sure of what's going on around the city? Flip a few pages over and check out The Triangle's Datebook. And if you're interested, here are a few basic fun things to do around Philly:
Spend a Saturday morning shopping at the Italian Market in South Philly. The cheap, fresh food will be great for cooking a tasty dinner for your friends.
Go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on a Sunday afternoon. It's pay as you wish day, so you can get in for as little as a penny.
Take a bike ride or a run on Kelly Drive. It's beautiful this time of year.
Check out the art galleries in Old City the first Friday of every month. They are free, so you can go see what all the artists around town are doing these days. Plus there's usually some free wine and cheese and bands playing in the streets.
Take a picnic to Rittenhouse Square or Fairmount Park. Then you can walk around to the shops in Rittenhouse or hike one of the trails in Fairmount. It's a great way to forget about the concrete and to see a few pretty trees.
Go to an independent film at one of the three Ritz theaters. Students with ID can get in for $6.75 any time except Saturdays & holidays.
Go out to a nice restaurant. Just because it's nice, doesn't mean it's expensive. There are some great BYOB places around town that actually aren't too pricey; my favorite is Fellini Cafe Trattoria located on 22nd & Walnut Streets. If you're in the mood to drop some cash, there are some great Steven Starr restaurants around like El Vez on 13th Street or The Continental at 2nd & Market Streets. And seriously, if you want to go out to a bar, New Deck isn't the only place in town, not that there's anything wrong with going there.
So, there are a few ideas to start you on your way. Get out and enjoy it. Stop complaining that there's nothing to do and check out everything that's going on around you.
I hope this has inspired you to share your thoughts with me. While I could go on to name many other great things about Drexel from my experience, I'd rather hear from you. Let others know what you think is great about Drexel. That's all for now. I hope you can find something about Drexel that makes you smile.
Tiffany Richardson is a senior majoring in psychology. She can be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org.