Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Weekender

Hello again fellow Owls. I hope everyone who celebrates Easter had a good one and got some sleep/food. For those who didn't, I hope the same.

Not too much news to report from the weekend, just a few interesting things.

Broad&Cecil brought an interesting article to our attention. Those damn Tyler school kids are making the rest of us old-timers look bad again, by, you know, being really cool and taking the initiative and shit. They recently led the way in organizing over 20 North philly art groups and societies, some well known and some obscure, under the banner of "the North Philadelphia Arts and Cultural Alliance." They'll be doing some cool stuff in the future I'm starting with an art tour day thing on April 25. The C&W will keep ya updated.

From "In the city The invaluable Secret Cinema looks into Temple University Libraries' Television Audiovisual Collections for the program Films From the Urban Archives: Secrets From Philadelphia's Past. The collection comprises thousands of cans of 16mm footage from WPVI (formerly WFIL) and KYW dating from 1947 through the early 1980s. Highlights include Assignment: 1747 Randolph Street, a 1966 WFIL documentary on a blighted North Philadelphia neighborhood; silent late-1960s news footage of the old Electric Factory at 22d and Arch Streets; and 1952 news footage of the closing of the Broad Street train station. The program screens at 6 p.m. at Temple University's Paley Library, 1210 W. Berks St. Admission is free. Call 215-204-2828."

Cooooooooool. Freeeeeeeee.

Sports: Saturday: Baseball vs. St. Hoes was cancelled, women's lacrosse lost 16-4 @ Umass, men's golf took 10th of 13 at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, and men's and women's crew were at the Knecht Cup Regatta. Sunday: Softball dub header with Umass was rained out.

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