College festival provides paths and entertainment for students

By Staff Writer
October 3, 2002

Stephanie Moritz

The Philadelphia College Festival kicked off on Saturday, Sept. 21 and continued through Saturday, Sept. 28. Events included free admission to cultural institutions such as The Academy of Natural Sciences, Franklin Institute Science Museum and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Free admission was granted to all college students, and performances by The Mighty Mighty BossTones and Philly’s own The Roots filled the stage to start a full week of events for local college students.

Junior Gary Falco of Temple University said, “I really think the festival is a great chance for students to get out and experience great career opportunities while enjoying the social atmosphere as well.”

Free activities included sumo wrestling, rock climbing, human bowling and other fun filled activities. Besides all the food, music and free gear, the festival also offered an opportunity for students to look into future career paths. Local colleges and businesses came out to provide information to students about potential employment and graduate studies.

After the weekend festivities, nearby clubs and bars such as, John Harvard’s Brew House, Flatspin, Top Dog, Shampoo and Egypt, offered discounts from nightclubs to wings.

If the nightlife isn’t your thing, or you are looking for more, local college students were granted free admission to the Phillies game Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Veterans Stadium. The following day students were invited to a scavenger hunt located in Center City, Philadelphia.

The week’s events were put together by Philadelphia’s new interactive website Campus Philly. With more then 80 colleges and 250,000 students in mind, Campus Philly brings the city to the students by introducing them to the historical aspects found in their own backyard.

Run by college students, Campus Philly offers discounts and extensive up-to-date information of entertainment destinations located on and off campus. For more information on local events happening visit

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