The Ultimate Before-Break
To-Do List

The end of the semester is coming up fast, but that doesn’t mean you should spend every last minute stressing over finals! Below are the top four things to do on campus to end the semester right and kick-start a well-deserved break.


1. Take in Some Culture

If your hometown is anything like mine, it is going to seem like a cultural wasteland compared to Philly. Take advantage of all the art galleries, films, and concerts put on just for you at your colleges and get your fill of talent, beauty, and the thought-provoking diversity that comes from living in a city like this.

2. Get Pumped

Basketball season is upon us! Go out and support your favorite teams this December and share in the school spirit that will carry you through the rest of vacation. Don’t have a favorite? The Villanova vs. Temple men’s basketball game should be a sure bet to rile up some emotion this season.

3. De-stress

Exercise is a great way to take a break from studying, clear your mind, and boost your spirits. Thankfully, most of your colleges offer access to well-equipped gyms that offer cool classes like yoga (Bryn Mawr does it Tuesdays at 5:15pm). Temple is even opening an Owl Spa for one day to give students some much-appreciated relaxation before finals week.

4. Give Back

We are entering a season of giving, so why not give yourself that warm feeling by reaching out and seeing what you can do for others? Arcadia will fight for human rights with their AmnesTEA and Ursinus has a Giving Tree set up for students to participate, but you can also check around your colleges to see what they are doing to make the season bright.


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Top 5 Philly Job Postings

Here are this week’s top 5 Philly job postings on


1. Campus Philly: Career Programs Internship Spring 2013Repeat after us: best networking opportunity ever. We’re hiring college kids who want a leg up on Philly jobs and helping others make career decisions. You’ll help out the career arm of Campus Philly with event planning, program development, and reaching out to keep Philly students working in Philly forever.

2. Campus Philly: Editorial Board Local News and Events Beat

Is it really that time of year again? Feels like we just interviewed for this yesterday! Our interns are steadily reaching their end date and CP’s looking for college kids who know what’s going on in and around Philly.


3. Please Touch Museum: Arts Education

What better way to keep your inner Peter Pan alive and kicking than by working in the arts education department at the most kid-friendly museum in town? They’re looking for someone with a bachelor’s degree in some aspect of the arts, and enthusiasm to hang out with kids ages 7 and under.


4. J2: Recruiter

Consulting service J2 is looking to fill recruiter positions to help them manage the crazy flow of job applications for clients. You’ll need 1-3 years of sourcing experience, and a bachelor’s degree, as well as other specific HR terms that quite frankly are a bit over our heads. Pay’s not too shabby, though!


5. Camp Saginaw: General Counselor Specialist
As part of the daily schedule, counselors accompany the campers to all activities, which are lead by specialists. You’ll teach a specific activity at camp (like swimming) and keep kids engaged and intrigued at all times. The job’s yours if you prove you actually know what you’re doing in a specific activity, and least 19-years-old and entering your sophomore year in college.


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The Blockley: $2 Off Admission

The Blockley

$2 off admission with your student id and Campus Philly Discount Tag


The Blockley is a 700 capacity music club and bar in University City, Philadelphia. Located on 38th Street between Chestnut and Market Sts., the venue opened in late 2009, and has established itself as a premiere landing spot for many renowned, nationally touring musical acts. Just blocks from the Universities of Penn and Drexel, eight blocks from 30th Street Station, and 2 blocks from the L subway line, The Blockley is West Philadelphia’s home for live music, and an easy destination for all music lovers in Philly.

Vendor Location: 3801 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19104

Photo © The Blockley

More Than One Way to Crack a Nut: Nutcracker Alternatives in Philly

To celebrate the beginning of December, we’re high lighting some of the coolest ways to embrace the season’s most recognizable ballet “The Nutcracker.” Whether experiencing a playful take on classical ballet with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, or witnessing the live simulcast Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, why not switch up your Nutcracker experience?

1. Nutcracker 1776Where: Merriam Theater, 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. When: Saturday December 1st, 11 am and 2 pm. Price: $10-$40 depending on seating.

Presented by the Rock School for Dance Education, this take on the Nutcracker follows two children guarding a magical key and nutcracker in Philadelphia during the American Revolution. Combining Philadelphian history (yes, Ben Franklin makes an appearance) with breath taking dance, this unique Nutcracker could only be found in this city.

2. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Where: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. When: Thursday December 13th to Saturday December 15th, 8 pm with a matinee at 2 pm on Saturday, and 7:30 pm opening night. Price: $20 and up, depending on seating.

While not strictly “The Nutcracker,” this all male company retells the second act of Swan Lake, another ballet typically performed this time of year, with their unique brand of comedy. A tongue-in-cheek performance that is both technically amazing and gut busting hilarious, this performance is a breath of fresh air in the serious world of ballet.

3. Contempra Dance Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up.” Where: The Keswick Theatre, 291 N Keswick Avenue Glenside, PA. When: Saturday December 15th at 7:30 pm and Sunday December 16th at 2 pm with cast meet and greet afterwards. Price: $17.50 to $30.

Full of Philly references, people, and places this unique “Nutcracker “has a rapping Sugar Plum Fairy, and kung-fu fighting mixed with the traditional and even zanier story components. Unique doesn’t even begin to describe this one, being performed at the beautiful and historic Keswick Theatre.

4. The Royal Ballet in HD: The NutcrackerWhere: Bryn Mawr Film Institute 824 W. Lancaster Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. When: Sunday December 23rd, 1:00 pm. Price: $10 with Student ID.

For those looking for a more cost effective and traditional “Nutcracker” experience, the Royal Ballet of London’s iconic and breath taking “Nutcracker” is being shown at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute for one day only right before Christmas!

Also, for those traditionalists, be sure to check out the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Nutcracker for its 25th magical year! Playing December 8th until the 30th at The Academy of Music.

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Behind the Scenes with
Campus Philly

We don’t mean to brag, but as we’re sure you’ve noticed, we’re kind of a big deal. Huge, actually. So huge, in fact, that when we want to present our accomplishments, we go all out. And since the holiday season is finally here, what better way to wrap up 2012 than by hanging out with Campus Philly for some breakfast and networking at our Annual Meeting?

On December 6th from 8:00-10:00 a.m., WHYY will host Campus Philly to talk about growth in Philadelphia, and how awesome highly-educated, young locals like you are the reason. And, okay, we might brag a bit about our accomplishments and how we’ve grown as a company over the past few years. Wouldn’t you?  

Our Students of the Month as well as our great sponsors and reps from our partner schools will be there enjoying lovely breakfast from 12th Street Catering, so what better time to meet some of the biggest Philly professionals?

Want to chat up one of our corporate members but can’t seem to get an e-mail through to them? Interested in going to grad school but don’t know how to get friendly with admissions? This is a great way to get your foot in the door without any pressure. Just be yourself and show your support of Campus Philly!

You’ll leave with a Campus Philly Annual Report, great contacts and a full stomach. So what are you waiting for? Register today and let us know you’ll be there!

Insider tip: You may want to bring a resume or two just in case, but overall this is more of a business card exchange event. Don’t forget to follow-up with an e-mail!

You can reach Magali Roman at

Campus Newswire: Top 5

DelCo Community College Wins for TV Spot

The college‘s Marketing and Public Relations office was recognized with first prize by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) for it’s television campaign “Find yourself here” which was designed to inspire prospective students and current faculty.

Drexel Researches Neural Time Travel

Researchers in Drexel‘s School of Biomedical Engineering are taking a very close look at the specific patterns the brain makes to create memories. In analyzing the way electric stimulation affects the brain, they have found that stimulating the parts of the brain holding older memories can put the brain back into the state it was when the memories were made, helping patients to recall the events more clearly.

Cuban Scholar Visits Arcadia

Dr. Raúl Rodríguez visited Arcadia this month from the University of Havana. While there, he helped lead two Cuba-focused discussions with the public: Myths and Realities: Inspirations from the Republic of Cuba and The Cuban Missile Crisis: Fifty Years Later.

Bryn Mawr Offers Scholarships to Syrian Students

Due to the on-going civil war in Syria, Bryn Mawr and 32 other colleges across the world have opened their doors to displaced professors and senior scholars from that country by offering scholarships and serving as host-campuses. The participating colleges believe that the real tragedy of this war is the educational limits hindering future leaders.

PhilaU Opens DEC Center

Philadelphia University unveiled its new multi-purpose building November 8th as part of the naming of Kanbar College. The center is built to LEED standards and holds flexible learning space to encourage project-based learning and support a collaborative problem-solving curriculum.


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Top 5 Philly Events

Hello again, hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Did you steal all the leftovers, because I know I did! It’s definitely crunch time before finals week, so here are some events to take your mind off of those exams!

1. Junot Diaz- On the Caribbean Periphery of American LettersWhen: Tuesday November 27th, 5:00 pm. Where: University of Pennsylvania Museum- Harrison Auditorium 33rd and Spruce Streets Philadelphia, PA 19104. Price: FREE!

Junot Diaz, the critically acclaimed author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, will be at the University of Pennsylvania to discuss his unique upbringing as the son of Dominican immigrants in North New Jersey. He offers his sharp and worldly take for this one night only lecture.

2. The Marriage of Bette and Boo. When: Wednesday November 28th, 7:00 pm. Where: Randell Theater – 1301 W. Norris Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Price: $15 for students, $5 for Temple students.

This play is a satiric look at American life, and follows a crumbling marriage’s affect on the couple’s children. If you thought your family was crazy when you were home for Thanksgiving, you should check out this play.

3. On the VergeWhen: Thursday November 29th, 8:00 pm. Where: Mainstage Theater, Arcadia University – 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038. Price: $12 for students, free for Arcadia students!

This time bending adventure follows Victorian women who end up being transported 100 years into the future! Not only is the play an interesting character study, but the Main Stage Theater at Arcadia is one of the campuses historic, and possibly haunted buildings!

4. The Macy’s Christmas Light ShowWhen: Friday November 30th, 10:00 am with other times throughout the day. Where: 1300 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107. Price: FREE!

Since 1956 the downtown Macy’s in Philly, home to one of the largest fully functioning organs, is revitalizing a beloved tradition of having a light show in the main part of the building! If you want to feel like Little Orphan Annie after being adopted in posh society, definitely check out this breath taking display.

5. Nutcracker 1776When: Saturday December 1st, 11:00 am. Where: Merriam Theater 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. Price: $10-$40 depending on seating.

A different take on a holiday tradition, imagine the nutcracker but with Ben Franklin! A truly Philly experience!

Be sure to head on out to these events to keep warm this December!

You can contact Rebecca Hannaford at

Academy of Vocal Arts: $10 Tickets for Select Performances

Academy of Vocal Arts

$10 tickets for select performances

Free AVA swag with every Campus Philly ticket order purchased with Campus Philly Discount Tag and College Student ID.

Expires 07/01/2013

The Academy of Vocal Arts provides tution-free vocal and opera training of the highest quality. Resident artists appear in four to five fully-staged opera productions each year.

The following qualify for $10 tickets; limited quantities available so head in now!


Jubilate! A Concert of Sacred Music

Saturday, December 1, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Wayne


Sunday, December 2, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse


Eugene Onegin

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

AVA’s Helen Corning Warden Theater, Center City


Don Quixote

Saturday, March 2, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

AVA’s Helen Corning Warden Theater, Center City


Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Centennial Hall, Haverford


A Masked Ball

Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 30 @ 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 2, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

AVA’s Helen Corning Warden Theater


Saturday, May 4, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Walter K. Gordon Theater at Rutgers/Camden


Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

Centennial Hall, Haverford

Vendor Location: 1920 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st to commemorate the millions of lives lost to the epidemic and to honor those still living with the disease. This winter, many universities around Philadelphia are also hosting events to increase the health empowerment of their students by raising awareness of the very real risk of contracting HIV while in college.

Arcadia students will pass out red ribbons accompanied by a fact about the epidemic in the world on campus on November 29th.  They will also have a table set up in the dining area with information for interested students that day, and on December 4th the school will hold its monthly, free HIV testing.

La Salle is hosting a full week of events from November 26-30th. A former Calcutta House resident will come to speak to students about his struggle with HIV/AIDS on the 27th, and on the 30th, students are encouraged to dress for a Red Out to show their support and raise awareness on campus.

Temple‘s H.E.A.R.T. office is holding an event called Red Lounge, also on December 4th, with the themes of “Getting to Zero,” “Know Your Status,” and “Get Tested.”

“Getting tested is the only way we will know our status,” says Red Lounge organizer Diedre Berry-Guy says. “It is this knowledge that allows us to reach the goal of zero new infections per year. Less than 10% of Temple get tested, but we know there are new infections happening every year on campus.”

Berry-Guy hopes Red Lounge, with its variety show format full of talented Temple performers like TU Belly Dancers, InMotion Dance Ensemble, Owlcappella, and student improv actors, will raise the awareness of the community to take advantage of campus resources and take the necessary steps to stay negative.

Keep an eye out for events on your campuses as well, or if there are none, hold your own! AIDS, unfortunately, is still an epidemic that the world is dealing with, and it will not go away until everyone does their part to Get to Zero.

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