21 Reasons to Vote Today

The outcome of today’s primary election will decide who leads Philly for the next four years. Here’s why that matters

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Video: “I Want You To Change the World”

Criminal Justice reformer Bryan Stevenson offered a prescription—and a plea—for Penn grads in his commencement speech today. We could all take heart

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

New Blood: Council Candidate Drew Murray

The newly-minted Republican wants to bring a more conservative nuance to Council. The next in a series asks, Is Philly ready for his brand of politics?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Talking Trash

The Mayor’s new street sweeping pilot may cause more pollution in our already polluted city. Is this really a solution worth celebrating?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Tech for Turnout

Two years after the presidential election galvanized mostly progressive technologists, their innovations brought more voters to the polls in 2018. Expect more of that in Philly, too

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Shame of the Sheriff’s Race

Two women, both African American, are running to unseat accused sexual harasser Sheriff Jewell Williams this year. Did you even know?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: More Young Voters

Districts around the country—including University City in Philly—saw a huge uptick in young voters during the midterms. Harnessing that citywide could sway elections

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

‘Nova Nation Redux

We include graduation rates in our March Madness bracket. And guess who wins again?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy