• Resolve

    When North Philly Slowly Left Me

    A Temple student and North Philly native grapples with their duel identity and love-hate relationship with the area that raised them.   You could say North Philly and I have had a love-hate relationship. Growing up in Juniata, my world was encompassed by North Philly. Everything I needed was within our own small borders. I remember spending weekends at Hunting Park. Lines and lines of cars were parked around the road, music blaring through the large speakers installed. I would sit at the gazebo on the hill, ice cream in hand from the truck that rolled by, watching as families ate together and laughed down below me. After the official…