Reporter / Curator
Cassie Owens is a reporter/curator for BillyPenn.com. She was assistant editor at Next City and has contributed to Philadelphia City Paper, Metro, the Jewish Daily Forward, The Islamic Monthly and Spoke, among other publications. She's regularly covered culture and urban policy, from writing the first profile of YouTube personality Peanut Live to reporting on Newark's Valentine's Day vacant lot sale.
It could be someone in OneWay, the gang that rode BMXes on the Vine Street Expressway.
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And its creator swears he’s not making fun of Kendall Jenner.
Because if today’s generation is going out, it will not waste time: “Every song that comes on, I’ll know the words.”
Flyers and stickers have been pulled from Penn and Temple’s campuses in the last two months.
The annual event will take place in Kensington this Friday and Saturday.
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How discussions, protests and a medicine strike brought on three resignations.
President Amy Gutmann emailed students and staff: ‘Hatred and fear-mongering have no place at Penn”
It’s already affecting the city, but experts say there are solutions worth pursuing.
“We have to remind ourselves every goddamn day how we got here.”
“OK, so when do we get to beat the shit out of him?”
Can your look on that special night get 1,000 likes on Insta?
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The buzzy musician showed us how it’s done.
A union chief says around 2,000. Here’s why he’s right.
Say cheese! It was the real deal.
On Trans Day of Visibility, a list of leaders and pioneers in our city.
At a groundbreaking ceremony this morning, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the project reflected the city’s diversity.