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We are a community of connectors from different campuses who take full advantage of being a college student in the Philadelphia region.
THE FIVE QUALITIES OF THE STUDENT LEADER NETWORK
Because you already create your own Philadelphia experience, and are eager to learn more and keep sharing with others.
A Few Student Leaders
Matrê Grant – University of Pennsylvania
I enjoy Philly because it has the vibrant cultural scene of a locale like New York City at a fraction of the price. One of my favorite things to do while I’m in Center City is check out Opera Philadelphia performances at the Academy of Music. If I want to get artsy, I grab my friends from my poetry workshopping group and head over to the Pigeon Poetry Slam at PhilaMOCA. Both of these make a great solo trip, a good time on the town with friends, or a fun date night location. Beforehand, I like to hit up Han Dynasty for wonderful Chinese cuisine. It has a few locations around Philly including one in University City where I attend college! The best part about Philadelphia is that there’s something here for every interest, so you’ll never feel left out.
Richard Matthews – University of The Arts
Originally I came to Philly for school, but I learned to appreciate the culture and the arts that Center City has to offer too. Now, Philadelphia is a home away from home for me. My favorite things to do are to visit the parks to sit back and relax and maybe read, visit the dog parks, and go to see shows at the Merriam Theatre, Wilma Theatre, or at Suzanne Roberts Philadelphia Theatre Company.
Bridget Wagner – Cabrini College
I enjoy going to Philly for the rich history and life that the city has. During baseball season, I love heading down to Citizens Bank Park for a great day of baseball and to cheer on our Phillies. In the summer, my friends and I love seeing our favorite country singers in concert either at Lincoln Financial Field or at one of the many other venues in the city. As a college student, my friends and I like to explore the city by planning new places to visit such as the magic gardens or going out to lunch on a Saturday afternoon.
Kawtar Latrech – Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia is more than just Rocky or the Mummers parade, it’s literally the best place on the east coast! What I love about Philly is you can always find something to do. I love to walk around and get a feel of the city after a long day at school. Want a bite to eat but don’t really know what you’re craving? Reading Terminal Market gotcha covered! Endless food choices at an amazing price and sometimes with a show! What’s my favorite part about Philly? It’s impossible because I love everything about this jawn!