“Students of Philadelphia” showcases just a few of the many talented and creative students that inhabit our amazing city. In this mini series, we will introduce you to some of Philly’s young, talented and ambitious students.
Meet Maura Weaver from Arcadia University:
MW: Hi! My name is Maura Weaver, I’m 21 years old, and I’m an international studies major (pre-law) at Arcadia University.
ZD: How do you like living in Philadelphia?
MW: I really like Philadelphia because I’ve been discovering really cool parts, like Spruce Street Harbor Park. Plus, it’s the most historically important city in America and I’m all about history.
ZD: What’s your favorite neighborhood in Philly? Do you have a special place in Philly that’s your special, (perhaps) getaway spot?
MW: My favorite spot in Philly is Rittenhouse Square because you can just sit, have a cup of coffee, and people watch.
ZD: Since you moved to Philadelphia, have you discovered something new about yourself?
MW: Since I’ve come to Philly and started at Arcadia, I’ve realized I have a talent and a knack for ceramics!
ZD: How has Philadelphia influenced your art form? Has the city inspired you in any way?
MW: I never really saw Philly as an “art city,” but that changed very quickly after I moved here and went to all the awesome museums and cultural venues (a lot of them have great student discounts, by the way). Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens on South Street really influenced my ceramics because I took a lot of what I saw in there and tried to add it into my own work.
ZD: So we know about the Cheesesteak scene here in Philadelphia, but where’s your favorite place in Philly to grab a bite to eat?
MW: I really love shawarma and there are some really good food trucks in Philly that serve it!
ZD: What’s your one piece of advice for those considering coming to Philly for school?
MW: My best advice for students in Philadelphia would just be to explore. Try things you’ve never tried! Random foods, different places you’ve never even thought of going to– that’s how I discovered Spruce Street Harbor Park! I just happened to stumble upon it one day because I was exploring.
You heard Maura– get out and explore your extended campus, the City of Philadelphia! If you know someone who should be featured, let us know.