Newsletter for Thursday, April 28
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A reminder that spring is also happening out at Longwood Gardens; photo via @theangryginger on Instagram.
PRESSURE OF PERFECTION: THE STIGMA OF SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH AT PENN
Penn’s student suicide is approximately double the national average. After its most recent suicide, the 10th in three years, we talked to Penn students about the campus’ “cutthroat” environment. Reports show that depression and anxiety are reaching unseen levels at colleges. This longform read dives into what’s making students so stressed, and what reforms Penn students would like to see to improve the university’s counseling resources.
ELECTION RESULTS BREAKDOWN: WHERE AND HOW PHILLY VOTED
Now that the results are (pretty much all) in and counted, we did a little bit of sleuthing around the numbers. So if you were curious about how your neighborhood voted, well, we’ve got that information. How did this primary compare to the record-breaker in 2008 that swept Barack Obama into office? We’ve got that too. Oh, and you may have noticed the “Rocky” on the Presidential ballot — Philly didn’t much vote for him. But Pennsylvania really did.
Local business owners and activists (Rakia Reynolds, Brigitte Daniel, Melinda Marshall, others) will talk about the benefits of having a diverse work environment, and how to make it so. Part of Philly Tech Week.
Where: Franklin Square Capital Partners at 201 Rouse Blvd. 19112
When: April 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $20 or $10 for AIGA members
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WHAT QUESTLOVE AND TERRY GROSS TALKED ABOUT: PRINCE AND FOOD
On Sun., April 27, Amir “Questlove” Thompson joined fellow Philadelphian Terry Gross at the Penn Museum for a live taping of her nationally-broadcast radio show Fresh Air. In the episode, which aired last night, the duo discussed everything from eating West Philly squirrel stew to Prince’s golden ping-pong paddles. Here’s a rundown of the highlights.
THE EAGLES WOULD REST A QB PROSPECT? YEAH RIGHT
Since 2007, 23 quarterbacks have been taken in the first round of the NFL Draft and just five started fewer than half the games in their rookie seasons: JaMarcus Russell. Brady Quinn. Tim Tebow. Jake Locker. Johnny Manziel. Every other first-round quarterback taken in the last 10 years has started at least nine games as a rookie. Those five waited. Those five learned from the bench. Those five had time to develop. Those five are all out of the league. Still think the Eagles will rest theirs? Maybe think again.