Newsletter for Monday, Dec. 14
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Looks like the annual Running of the Santas made it to Geno’s; photo via @PhillyChitChat on Instagram.
EAGLES PLAYOFF HOPES STILL ALIVE AFTER SUNDAY’S WIN
The Eagles have played inconsistently the entire season, and that’s putting it lightly, but something with quarterback Sam Bradford has clicked in the last two games. After upsetting the Patriots last weekend, the Birds went on to beat the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, 23-20, landing them tied for first with a 6-7 record in the downright abysmal NFC East and keeping their playoff hopes alive. Oh, and they managed to shut up Shady McCoy along the way.
ED RENDELL AT PA SOCIETY: DON’T VOTE ‘NO’ ON EDUCATION
Ed Rendell delivered his Gold Medal honor speech at the Pennsylvania Society in New York City Saturday, specifically addressing Pennsylvania’s ongoing budget impasse. Rendell was the final attraction of a dinner attended by about 1,400 that featured a Mummers performance and the surprise honoring of his wife. Among the topics he covered, Rendell said Pennsylvania’s leaders must fix the state’s education crisis to reduce poverty: “Don’t vote no on education,” he said, “and ask us to (support) you.” More here on Rendell’s PA Society address.
Pro wrestling at the Wells Fargo Center, that's what -- and 'Monday Night Raw' is one of the OG matches, something you'll probably remember.
Where: The Wells Fargo Center at 3601 South Broad Street
When: December 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Tickets start at $20
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IT’S WARM OUTSIDE, BUT HERE ARE 10 EXCUSES TO DRINK HOT CHOCOLATE ANYWAY
The weather might be the opposite of frightful, but hot chocolate is still pretty damn delightful. Nothing says you can’t sip a cup of sweet, rich liquid while enjoying warm air and sunshine. Plus, we drink hot coffee year-round, so unseasonable temps are really no reason to skip one of the best treats of the holiday season — especially when it gets dressed up all fancy. Here are 10 spots around Philadelphia where you can get your hot cocoa on in style.
‘PENN FACE’ AND THE ‘SOCIAL’ IVY: FIGHTING SUICIDE AT PENN
Many Penn students have challenged Philadelphia’s Ivy League university to re-examine its culture of perfection and embrace the importance of mental health, as the campus continues to move on from the suicides of seven students in the last two-plus years. Experts and activists have questioned whether Penn’s administration has gone far enough. But students describe a culture becoming more open to vulnerability. New student mental health clubs have been formed and others revived. And everyone’s hoping it works.