Welcome to (or back to!) Philly for your fall 2020 semester. We know things both on- & off-campus are going to look & feel different this year, so as always,…
Garrett Miades, Marketing & Communications Intern at Roxborough Development Corporation (RDC), contributed this guest blog to the Campus Philly website to share all that the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia has to offer.
Garrett is a Pre-Junior at Drexel University studying marketing, psychology and creative writing, and through his time at RDC, he fell in love with Roxborough the same way he had as a kid.
I’m Miles Taylor, a sophomore at UPenn studying urban studies, and I love public transportation. I’ve made it my goal over my four years here to ride every SEPTA service and document it all on my blog, Miles in Transit. I also volunteer for the SEPTA Youth Advisory Council and play tuba in the Penn Band.
The start of school is almost upon us, and with it comes the balancing act of classes, extracurriculars, and social activities. With all that stuff to keep track of, it’s really easy to forget that there’s a whole city out there! Philadelphia is one of the most interesting and diverse places in the country, and since we’re all living here for four years, we really should go and check it out. I regularly go out to experience what Philly has to offer, and part of the reason I’m able to do that is with the power of SEPTA.
FINALLY. We’ve survived winter in Philly and it’s finally time to break out the shorts and flip flops, and get ready to enjoy the warm weather outside. In Philly, there’s rarely a reason to own a car when we have an awesome public transportation system, great bike lanes and bike share programs, and the most walkable streets. But for the days when you’re itching to get to the beach, or want to escape the city humidity (we get it!) having the ease of hopping in a Zipcar and hitting the road is the best.
On October 20, I spent the day at the Witches and Wizards Festival (formerly Harry Potter Festival) in Chestnut Hill. The Witches and Wizards Festival is an annual festival that…