Plight of the Two-Party System

November 2, 2016 0

 

When Green Party of Philadelphia leaders were asked at a meeting if they thought Dr. Jill Stein actually had a chance at the presidency, the question was met with laughter. There was no glimmer of hope that she could win, because Green Party members know the truth: our country is tyrannized by a two-party system and the little man is lost in the process.

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Procrastinator’s Guide to Halloween Costumes

October 28, 2016 0

We’ve all been there: Halloween night, every piece of clothing on the floor and all hope lost, drawing whiskers on your face to be a cat for the fourth year in a row. You’re internally preparing yourself to be called basic throughout the night. Have no fear, fellow procrastinators! Fourteenth Street is here to turn your Halloween blues to orange with a multitude of costume ideas. All can be thrown together in under half an hour, created in the comfort of your own home and stick to the budget of a college student.

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Philadelphia Outfest 2016

October 24, 2016 0

Outfest 2016, Philadelphia’s biggest LGBT event of the year, coincided with National Coming Out Day Oct. 9. 14th Street reporter Cady Elliot attended and documented the event:

Quest for Best Pumpkin Spice Latte

October 23, 2016 0

As the warm summer breeze begins to slowly fade away and the leaves start changing their hues, coffee lovers have only one thing on their mind: the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. While arguments can be made for or against this seasonal classic, one thing is irrefutable: it has a significant impact on food culture in America.  Almost all major coffee chains have their own rendition of this fall favorite.

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Open Space Venue Welcomes Philly Rappers

October 11, 2016 0

Philadelphia refuses to stop having new wonders and hidden gems. Almost anywhere you look you can find something different, something exciting. Most recently I found it in the back of a graffiti-clothed alley off Girard Street called Open Space. Walk in the back door at 1014 N Marshall St. and the venue opens to a stark contrast of the city that surrounds it: aptly named, the venue is white space. Simple. Modern. Clean. It serves as a blank canvas for whichever event it’s hosting; one standout was a concert celebrating Philly’s budding rap scene Sept. 29.

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Night with Pete Dennis Quintet

October 11, 2016 0

A smooth cruise from Temple Town via 15th Street brought us past City Hall with William Penn looking over in a shaft of light as we rolled past. The night was preluded with the playing of instruments and listening to the Grateful Dead. We then arrived at the beautifully abandoned section of Samson street with only the royal blue lights of “Chris’s Jazz Café” shining through.

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