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How John Frye spends his millions

On March 14, Drexel University President John Frye released a statement addressing recent student concerns regarding his revenue. This message was sent to the Drexel community following a report of President Frye’s salary on Feb. 16.  “I am pained that many students have expressed their views that I am unworthy of $2 million each year,” […]

The best headliners for DragonFly 2024

Usher Ice Spice Hannah Montana Handy Manny and Tools OR The Wiggles Entire Cast of “Glee” Ye John Frye

Caine gets frisky with fidget spinners in new Nolan epic

He shocked the world by telling a story in reverse with “Memento,” he revitalized the superhero genre with “The Dark Knight” trilogy, he created an incredibly complex sci-fi world with “Inception,” he gave us the IMAX experience of a lifetime with “Interstellar” and he made an almost completely bloodless war movie with “Dunkirk.” A few […]

Frye Festival lineup drops, promises five days of fun?

Campus has been buzzing with the recent announcement of the Frye Festival. This luxury music festival taking place smack-dab in the middle of winter term next year is sure to be all students will talk about besides midterms in the coming weeks. Branded as an experiential music festival from the comfort of your own campus, […]

Top 10 unproblematic kings unscathed by the #MeToo era

Yeah, we tried really hard on this one. Like really, really hard but uh … yeah, there’s no one. We’ll try again next year?

Rectangle Rejects 2019

This is a place where we gather up only the finest pieces of pop culture. These are the things so genius and wonderful we simply can’t ever stop thinking about them, new or old, popular or waiting to be discovered. Here is what you should check out this April Fool’s day. Movie: “Birdemic: Shock and […]

Local asshat foils house party with the fire code

Nothing beats the excitement of going to your first basement show in West Philly. The muffled music bleeding up from the floorboards, crowds of people getting drunk in the kitchen and the sweat-filled basements are all factors that make West Philly basement shows so unique and exciting. You know it’s a good one when it’s […]

Tinder Bio of the Week

Jen, 72 My friends would say I’m a slut for bingo. I have four eels that love me more than my grandchildren. I hate to laugh but I love nails on chalkboards. My ideal afternoon is smoking at home in just my sweatpants and Life Alert. Must be at least 7 ft and younger than […]

Off The Radar

Vinyls April 1 Various Artists – “Now That’s What I Call Music 420” Nickelback & Imagine Dragons – “Greatest Shits Collection” Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga – “Audio of Sex in Bradley’s Dressing Room (Shallow Remix)” Ariana Grande – “soɐɥɔ sᴉ ǝɟᴉl ʎɯ” Brockhampton – “This One’s For The White Fans”   4D Films April […]

Scarlett Johansson recast as Marvel minorities

Marvel fans were stunned earlier this week when Marvel Studios dropped the new trailer for its upcoming film “Avengers: Endgame.” The film picks up after the events of last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” following the heroes that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been establishing across its past 21 installments. Over the years, audiences have fallen […]

The Rectangle’s Top 5 Movies of the ’90s

The ’90s were a fantastic period for film. Breakouts at Sundance like “Reservoir Dogs” lead to a wave of indie filmmaking, jumpstarting multiple careers in the process. Old masters like Martin Scorsese made their best work, while Terrence Malick finally came out of retirement with “The Thin Red Line.” Elsewhere, Pixar made its grand debut […]

90th Academy Awards big win for fish freaks

The Oscars: the biggest night in Hollywood. It’s also probably the biggest night in other places, but definitely the biggest one in Hollywood. Unless all those Hollywood stars all get together for an exclusive party on another night during the year, like a Screen Actors Guild version of the Bilderberg Group, that would probably be […]


Valentine’s Day is only 319 days away, but it’s never too early to start looking for that special someone. That’s why the Rectangle staff got together this year to write the ultimate guide to picking up chicks. All of us writers are big husky men with lots of sex appeal and multiple girlfriends, so you […]

Fifth Harmony disbands: Teens, tweens mourn the end of an era

It’s a tough time to be a teenager. Social media is growing into a finely tuned weapon for cyberbullies, the generational gap grows deeper as technology embeds itself into our daily lives, and high school… well high school still just sucks. On March 19, life got harder for many teenage girls. Early Monday morning, fangirls […]

Limbo IPA is great if you’re man enough to handle it

The term is winding up again and and everyone knows what that means: immobilizing anxiety and the near certainty that your grades will make you the family disappointment. But in an effort to quell these Drexel shaft week blues, I’m going to do a beer review! To begin, I want to clear the air about […]

Local student fears friends will ask him opinion on upcoming albums

January means the start of a new year, 2017. For many it is the opportunity to start afresh, an opportunity to embrace everything new that could come your way. For local student, Teddy Cobble, it is his biggest fear. Cobble is a boy, not yet a man, a sophomore who is slowly coming into his […]

Drexel Bachelorette finale to air April 1

The finale of the Drexel Bachelorette will air on DUTV April 1 at 9 p.m. It has been a tumultuous season for Drexel University Television’s second-most popular program, reality or otherwise. Let’s recap some of this season’s highlights so that you are all caught up in time for the big finale. This season’s bachelorette is […]

Quad Aid concert to return quad to former glory

What better way to kick off spring term than to have a music festival? Tons of schools in the area agree! I’m sure you’ve heard of Spring Jam. Well, this year the entire budget was spent on getting iconic rapper Lil Uzi Vert for Winter Jam. In lieu of a Spring Jam, Campus Activities Board […]

Amy Schumer surprises students with vulgar standup

Comedian Amy Schumer delivered a one-hour set to a jam-packed Main Auditorium March 31. Schumer has become a national sensation thanks to her HBO comedy specials and her movie “Trainwreck.” The entirety of the Drexel University student population was shocked to see the Drexel Campus Activity Board land an act more than five people have […]

Ask Gary! 2017 Submissions

Hiya Gary, My friends are peer pressuring me into getting a Bitmoji but I think that they are a waste of time and merely serve as yet another way to make us slaves to our cellular devices. What do you think I should do? Regards, Bittermoji Becca   Hello there Becca, Bitmoji is always a […]

Horoscope: April 1, 2017

Aries (March 21 – April 19) — Today will be the day you finally become woke. Enjoy your new feeling of enlightenment and do not miss an opportunity to inform your friends to this new development. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) — Hightail it over to one of those Escape the Room jawns with […]

Upcoming Shows: Kanye West, The National, Modern Baseball

Kanye West – April 1 at the Creese Student Center Lobby Rapper Kanye West will be performing an intimate show in the Creese Student Center Lobby Friday, April 1 at 10:37 pm. West is expected to play songs from his latest album “The Life of Pablo,” which solely exists on the maligned streaming platform Tidal. […]

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Small-town store impresses local hipster with indie track

Montgomeryville denizen and hardcore hipster JC Oakley reportedly heard the song “Seeing Stars” inside a Forever 21 store. She was in the store scoffing at the clothing selection, which is “just so basic it’s ridiculous”, when she heard the indie rock jam through her headphones. “I was listening to the new Frankie Cosmos song on […]

Anna Wintour Opens Family Farm

2016 has been quite the year for upsets in the fashion industry. With Raf Simons departure at Dior and Alber Elbaz’s exit from Lanvin, we could sense another fashion legend would soon be exiting the spotlight. However, we did not at all anticipate the departure of such a great icon, the one and only Anna […]

Job lined up for North West at American Vogue

The American edition of Vogue magazine announced March 30 that North West will be serving as contributing editor to the magazine, effective immediately. As the first child of America’s most respected couple Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, the 2-year old will be in charge of styling and editing a number of editorial shoots before […]

Horoscope: April 1, 2016

Aries (March 21 – April 19) — Your reckless nature will come back to haunt you as you contract an upset tummy from that floor muffin you ate the other day. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) — Buy some bongos and prepare to busk because Drexel just cancelled your jazz dance scholarship. Gemini (May […]

Missed Connections

Girl on Game of Thrones subreddit in ENGR 121 (m4w) You sit in front of me in my 4pm ENGR 121, perusing the subreddit for Game of Thrones. First of all, a girl on reddit? Be still my heart! Secondly, posting your own theories for the true mother of Jon Snow? Marry me please. Maybe […]

Lizard People Speak Out On ‘Oscars So Human’

This year’s Oscars were especially notable—not just for Leo’s long-awaited win, but for opening fresh controversies on race and discrimination in Hollywood. Big-name celebrities like Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee decided to boycott the ceremony, citing a glaring lack of African American nominees and using the viral hasthag #OscarsSoWhite. However, one demographic, utilizing the […]

Spring beauty trend report

Spring is the perfect season for a fresh start. After you have spring-cleaned your makeup collection, make sure to add these new products to your lineup. They are all affordable and easy to use. If nothing else on your face is looking its best, your brows should always be on fleek. This spring, the best […]

Valentino presents Pasta Collection

A girl looks forward to her wedding day all her life: the day when she will be radiant and broke after caring for 300 drunken guests, but finally able to wear haute couture without getting roasted for it by her jealous cousins. Well, at least until the week after. Designers have generously contributed their efforts […]

Ask Gary

Greetings Gary, I have been trying to find places other than my dorm room to do my homework. Any suggestions for good study spots on campus? Thanks, Studious Sam   Hi there Sam, Homework is always a touchy subject at Drexel. The name suggests you should be doing the work at home but it can […]

Top 5 trends from Fashion week

Fashion week (or shall I say fashion month?) is no doubt the hottest event in the fashion industry as it spans through New York, Milan, London and Paris. Hundreds of designers showcase their seasonal collections on the runway, where top editors, buyers and celebrities view the collections. Although a lot of designers have their own […]

The must-have accessory of 2015

Forget longtime favorite trends such as crocs, fanny packs and Starbucks cups, the newest fad (and definitely an instant classic) is the baby! This must have accessory of 2015 appeared all over Fashion Week on and off the runway. After seeing so many fashionable babies off the runway, Dolce & Gabbana finally took the plunge […]

Designer profile: Duchess of Meowington

There are few artists in this world that will make a solid name for themselves in the fashion industry. In order to be a part of these few, you must have true visionary talent and an undeniable ability to create designs that people will rave about from season to season. We had the once in […]

Star Sightings

Vice President Joe Biden was sighted at Kiwi Yogurt on 36th and Chestnut March 29. Store manager JaVale O’Flannery said, “It’s a thrill to have such a famous national figure in my store. I just wish he would stop holding up the line, he’s been trying to pick out flavors and toppings for about two […]

Keystone Light gives frugal drinkers taste of PA pride

When it comes right down to it, I’m a simple man. I like big trucks, big dogs, big boobs and President George W. Bush. I like things close to home, and my home is the heartland of the Keystone State, Pennsylvania. That’s why I’m reviewing our great state’s greatest export, Keystone Light. After Uncle Sam […]

Campus Hot Spots

Drexel University’s hottest Friday-night spot on campus is French Fry, located underneath of what remains of the James E. Marks Intercultural Center. To ge there you must dig through the rubble until you find an exact replica of the hatch from “Lost,” knock three times and then you’ll be greeted by the bouncer, a surly […]

Daily Horoscopes

Horoscope for April 1, 2015 Aries (March 21 – April 19) — Today, you will encounter your soul mate while in line at a Chinese food cart that may or may not be up to the most current health codes. You will order the General Tso chicken while the love of your life orders chicken […]

Ask Gary!

Hi Gary, I am trying to figure out my housing situation for next year. There are a lot of options but most all of them are out of my price range. What should I do? Sincerely, Homeless Hank   Howdy Hank,   Housing is always a touchy subject at Drexel. To me, there is a […]

Beyoncé to perform at Spring Jam

Ring the Alarm! Campus Activities Board announced Sunday, March 31 that Beyonce will be performing at this year’s 2014 Spring Jam, and everyone on campus is asking, “What took so long?” According to Queen Bey, she and legendary rapper and husband Jay-Z have recently split, due to an affair with former Drexel student and now-rapper, […]

Crimea Officially Votes to Secede From Ukraine

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Scorsese’s latest is uber long porno

Over five decades, Martin Scorsese has built a successful career in film with a simple brew of drugs, sex, violence and derivatives of his all-time favorite word in the English language: “fuck” After the three-hour magnum opus that was December’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” audiences didn’t think that he could get any raunchier with […]

What’s Happening in Philadelphia

Erin Express sponsored by SEPTA The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is hosting their first annual Erin Express festivities on the first Saturday of April. Like the name suggests, the event will take place on any express subway or regional rail train. It is strictly BYOB and any Erin Express participant found sober on an express […]


Nicole Baysick | Sophomore | Communication Wearing: BCBG velour sweat suit, UGG boots, D&G sunglasses, Vera Bradley tote, sorority event t-shirt cut into a crop top, Starbucks caramel Frappuccino Q: What inspires your sense of style? A: I mean, I like, really love fashion, and it speaks to me so much. So I just let […]

Drexel’s premiere dining hall receives high praise

Chez Hans makes for an unforgettable dining experience. With its napkins made of Egyptian cotton and its sharply dressed staff, it gives off the impression of a traditional, regal establishment. However, the restaurant prides itself on its postmodern atmosphere. For example, no reservations are necessary. Every Wednesday, a local band plays. There is also a […]

DIY: Uber Hip Flower Crown

So, Urban Outfitters was selling these flower crowns and I thought, “Hey, these can’t be that hard to make!” From what I can tell, it’s just some fake flowers on a headband. Once I bought all of the materials, though, I realized that it cost more than the one I saw in the store. Whatever, […]

Studio splits ‘Mockingjay’ into 27 film installments

Lionsgate announced March 29 that shook the dystopian fan base throughout the world. The third installment of the “Hunger Games” series, originally scheduled to release Nov. 21, will no longer encompass the entire first half of the last novel but only be the first chapter. For no reason other than to make millions of dollars […]

Fake It ’til You Make It

The fashion industry is a dark and mysterious world. Truth be told, there are too many blogs, designers and trends for a single person to comprehend. It is notorious for being the only industry where one day something is in and the next day it is out, making it impossible for the average brain to […]

Man wins ‘Penis Game’ at ‘Vagina Monologues’

During the Feb. 28 performance of “The Vagina Monologues” at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater, local man Rick Walters began a rousing edition of The Penis Game, which he ultimately won by beating out several other members of the audience. As the lights brightened and the curtains went down for intermission, Walters took a trip to […]


After Creative Director Jeremy Scott’s debut collection featuring McDonald’s inspired purses, apparel, and yes, iPhone French Fry cases, America’s favorite fast food employees have been lashing out at Moschino. Claiming that the collection was a mockery of minimum wage workers, McEmployees demanded that Moschino formally apologize to each of them. After shots were fired, the […]

Rob Ford talks USA, career goals, TV and cunnilingus

With his political career in Toronto on the rocks, Mayor Rob Ford is embarking on a new career path: acting. Ford was recently in town to black out at a Maple Leafs versus Flyers game and took the time to sit down with The Rectangle and discuss his latest endeavors. When asked about this sudden, […]

DiCaprio to play Mother Theresa in all-out Oscar bid

Leonardo DiCaprio to end Oscars losing streak by playing Mother Teresa. On Oscar night earlier this March, Mathew McConaughey was named best actor for his portrayal of real-life AIDS patient Ron Woodroof. It was also the night that paved the way for Leonardo DiCaprio to continue his Oscars losing streak, now standing at an impressive […]

Olde English 800 is good friend to Drexel alum out on the streets

I’ll admit that things took a downhill turn for me once I graduated from Drexel with my creative writing degree in hand. Things just went from bad to worse, and now here I am in the streets. I used to write the weekly beer column for The Rectangle, but now all I have left to […]

Kardashian Takeover

The unthinkable has happened! Kim Kardashian has been lusting after a spot on the cover of Vogue for a while now, but she got much more than that. Kardashian has officially been named editor-in-chief of every fashion lover’s bible. The news has taken many by surprise and the consensus among readers is confusion. The question […]