VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Philadelphia offers students an active alternative to boredom

By Staff Writer
October 28, 2004

Footsteps echo off the cement as hundreds of people and students rush off on their daily mundane morning activities. As they make their way along to their companies and schools, they pass Love Park, Pat’s cheesesteaks, the sports stadiums and a plethora of other famous sites that are pinpointed around Philadelphia.
There are so many locations in the city that Cabrini students can adventure to that there’s no reason to talk about boredom anymore. Not only is there shopping and great places to eat, South Street offers an array of entertainment for the college student’s nightlife. There are night clubs, comedy clubs and bars to see different bands perform.
“South Street can tend to get a bit crowded, but if you’re into crowds, there’s no better place to go. My stops are usually the same when I go; Digital Ferret, Zipperhead, Armed & Dangerous, Wooden Shoe bookstore, Quakerhead, Tower Records… South Street has some of the very best shops in Philadelphia — definitely worth the stop by,” Felicia Kelly, freelance artist, at Kaplan College said.
South Street isn’t the only stop for Cabrini students. Love Park is another popular attraction where busy Philadelphia city folk can relax and eat their lunch. Just located east from the Ben Franklin Parkway, it offers a vibrant place of daytime and nighttime life for that wearied eyed bored college student.
There’s more to Philadelphia then the local hot spots. There’s also the brand new Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field and the Wachovia Spectrum and Center where Cabrini students can catch the latest game or concert. Angel Wosczyna, junior, psychology/history, said, “Going to the Linc or to the Phillies new ballpark, is a great way to get a real feeling of Philadelphia. There is just this energy that you get when you walk into either one of them for a game.”
What would a day in Philadelphia be without visiting Geno’s Steaks for a mouthwatering cheesesteak that will surpass any dinner at the cafeteria. Famous celebrities, such as, Andrew Dice Clay, Jeremy Roenick, Spike Lee and Pat Croce have visited Geno’s popular spot on South Ninth street. Hungry Cabrini students can visit Geno’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week for that hunger streak strikes.
Whether it’s time to take a break from homework, hang out with friends on South Street or catch that upcoming Powerhouse concert, there’s anything to settle the indecisive mind. “There’s always seems to be something to do in Philly, be it get great food, catch a ball game, enjoy a museum, or any number of other things,” Jaci Fox, senior, history/political science major.
Adventuring to downtown Philadelphia is a road trip in itself. So hop in the car with some friends, check out a local band and grab some Geno’s Steaks because in the end, it’ll be a trip worth remembering.

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