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I'm Going to Keep Smiling

Roz Warren | Posted 01.31.2016 | Fifty
Roz Warren

There are countless small differences between where I grew up (Michigan) and where I now live (Philadelphia) that I had to learn in order to fit in. I no longer say "downtown." Instead, it's "Center City." I don't go "to the beach." I go "down the shore." And, of course, moving here meant that I had to stop rooting for my beloved Tigers. (Go Phillies!)

Lessons, Reflections and Realizations After My Freshman Year at the University of Pennsylvania

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.13.2016 | College
David Ongchoco

A lot of upperclassmen friends warned me that freshman year would fly by quickly, and indeed it has. It seems just like yesterday when I was going through the New Students Orientation week, partying in a toga at the Penn Museum.

Philadelphia's Recent Flash Mob Gay Bashing

Thom Nickels | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Nickels

Anti-gay prejudice used to be called the last acceptable prejudice, but that has changed. Despite societal advances, many still believe that being gay is a major sin. Although one can believe this and still be respectful of gays as persons, the concept can become twisted.

Alice Hines

The Mall Of Big Dreams, Few Shoppers

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

PATERSON, N.J. -- On a Saturday in mid-December, one of the busiest shopping days of the year in a nation famous for insatiable consumption, the Cente...