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My favorite part of exploring a new city is touring the coffee shops! I truly believe that a local coffee shop can tell you a lot about a city or area. Plus, I love trying new coffees and finding new places to study!

The first coffee shop I explored was ReAnimator Coffee Roasters on 47th and Pine St. Before I even walked in, I knew that it had a good vibe, which was reinforced by the...

I am one of the youngest people in my cohort because I decided to begin my graduate school journey immediately after finishing my undergraduate degree. I got my bachelor’s degree at Boston University, where I fell deeply in love with the city of Boston; therefore, when applying to graduate programs, I knew that I wanted to continue to live in a big city. I had never been to Philadelphia before...

The GSE is all about the cohort model for going through your year (or two or 3,4,5) and it helps to create a community of intellectuals and friends to surround yourself with while you work through your studies. To help facilitate bonding within the group, each department sponsors events for the cohort as well as assigns a general coordinator who finds fun things to do and rallies the troops...

I moved to Philly almost 8 years ago to attend Drexel University. After these long 8 years, there’s still so much for me to learn about this city! That’s one of many great things about going to school here, the city is huge and full of opportunities to try new things. This is my official list of “bests” in Philly. This is just a starter list of my opinions–I encourage you to explore and...

Being a full-time student, it makes it a little more difficult to spend your free time getting to know the city instead of sleeping and binge-watching Netflix. Nevertheless, you have to make time for what matters in graduate school, and sometimes that means prioritizing happy hour and karaoke night.

In the beginning of the semester, one of the ladies in my cohort introduced us to Howl at...

Today, I took a trip to the Smithsonian National African-American Museum of History and Culture. This trip, sponsored by the Penn GSE Student Affairs and the School of Arts and Sciences Student Government, may have been the highlight of my semester. Even considering my evenly spread course schedule, admission to student organizations and fellowships, and overall immersion in the overwhelming...

This post is in no way intended to be written as an expert of all things Philly, but I wanted to list out my favorite finds in this great city as someone almost two months in. Since I have limited experience, I only have two categories: Places & Food.

Places

Penn’s Landing: This is a biased fave because when me and my husband first...

Student Teacher Self-Care: Running in Philly

The UPenn Urban Teacher Residency Program (UTAP) packs a lot of courses and experience into one year, so there is a lot of time spent in class, at school and doing work for classes. Running is one way that I have always practiced “self-care” -taking care of my mind and body so that I can keep my anxiety in check and be a...

Looking for coffee? The choices are endless. Personally, I’m a huge for of the GSE Café coffee options. And, they’re rather cost-friend. Needless to say, convenient. If you’re a Starbucks fan, there’s one on every corner. If you’re willing to venture out a little, Joe’s Coffee on Drexel’s side of town serves a nice cup of coffee and so does Green Line Café on 40th street. Food options are also...