July 12, 2016 |
Julian, 16, dreams of having a career in entertainment, as a singer or an actor, or perhaps both. He is proud of having participated in theater productions at his school and would like to take acting classes. He is also interested in learning to be a director or working behind the scenes. Julian's other interests include reading about superheroes, playing video games, and learning about other cultures. He loves going to school and works hard to achieve academically. He also finds time to participate in the school's drama and chorus clubs.
May 18, 2016 |
Are you willing to fight for the city you love, Philadelphians? To take it back from the repressive foreign overlords who've occupied City Hall, seized all media control, and banished the rank and file to decimated districts on the fringes of town? This is the premise of a dystopian-themed, high-budget video game, Homefront: The Revolution , launching Tuesday and already creating a buzz among game aficionados. "All we have to say is 'it's a first-person shooter set in Philly' and people are all aboard, anxious to play" the $59.99 game, reported Tim Brooks, a sales associate at the GameStop emporium on South Street.
April 12, 2016 |
Aidan, 9, loves everything about dinosaurs and often wonders what the world would be like if they roamed the earth again. If he could take a trip anywhere, it would be to Alaska because there are huskies and wolves there. Aidan enjoys building objects with Legos, playing video games, and drawing. Because of his passion for dinosaurs, it is no surprise his favorite movies and video games are the Jurassic World series. In the third grade, Aidan does very well and his report card is filled with A's and B's. Science is his favorite subject, but he also enjoys art class and has a talent for drawing.
March 4, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I am a community college sophomore (age 20) in an international honor society, double-majoring in biotechnology and biological sciences. My dream is to become a cardiologist. I have worked hard and excelled at my studies, as well as in my friendships and sports. However, my brothers have not. My older brother, "Aaron," barely graduated from community college, and my younger brother, "Greg," dropped out after his first semester. I know it's not healthy for me to think this way, but I am afraid I am going to be the one who has to support them.
December 1, 2015 |
Jah'vion dreams of becoming a professional wrestler when he grows up. For now, however, the 13-year-old keeps busy with a wide variety of interests, among them swimming, video games, basketball, football, magic cards, and wrestling action figures. He is passionate about Legos, so he was thrilled to visit the Franklin Institute's "Art of the Brick" exhibit. On view were more than 100 works made from Lego bricks. His favorite was the 20-foot-long T-rex. Although a bit shy when meeting new people, he quickly opens up when the talk turns to his interests.
August 25, 2015 |
Matthew Lee, 29, a Ph.D. student from the University of Pennsylvania's nursing school, received a Fulbright Scholarship. His research focuses on how video games can be applied to therapeutic use. Lee, a Cerritos, Calif., native, previously was awarded an International Game Developers Association scholarship for his work with video games and mental health. He has eight years of experience in developing games and was trained as a game designer. In 2014, he founded game design studio AFK Studios, which was invited to the 2014 G-20 Global Business Challenge in Australia to talk about how video games could address global challenges with water-related issues.
August 11, 2015 |
At 16, Quatrel has a clear vision of his future. When he graduates from high school, he plans to join the Marines. "I want to protect my country and the people I love back home," he says. An athletic teen with a winning smile, Quatrel is a member of his high school's lacrosse and football teams. Music is a big part of his life, and he often can be found wearing headphones, absorbed in hip-hop and electronic dance music. He loves to cook and is quite good at it. He especially enjoys baking cakes and pies, roasting a turkey, and frying chicken.
July 9, 2015 |
On a Thursday evening in June, Molly Clark bounded into the lobby of an unremarkable office building on Walnut Street, past a bored-looking receptionist, and downstairs into the basement - the unlikely setting for a trendy form of entertainment called a room-escape game. Clark, 18, of Wayne, had seen something similar on reality television a few weeks earlier: The current Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe, and her date, a man known to viewers only as "Ben Z.," had to solve puzzles to find the key that would release them from a locked room, under threat of snakes, poisonous gas, and other terrors.
May 12, 2015 |
Her arms draped in Hermes Birkin handbags that retail for $13,000 each, a laughing Linda Lightman had to confess: She doesn't own a single one herself. "But they're coveted by many," she added with considerable appreciation. Such longing will translate into $25 million in sales this year for Linda's Stuff, the online luxury-consignment business Lightman started 15 years ago. At eBay, where a projected $83 billion in gross merchandise value was transacted last year, Linda's Stuff is considered a superstar.
April 14, 2015 |
There are many reasons that Brandon is well-liked by his peers, and that his teachers report he is a joy to have in their classrooms. At 15, he enjoys pleasing others, is polite and cooperative and especially protective of younger children. His interests are wide-ranging, from riding his bike and scooter, swimming, and bowling to watching movies and playing video games. He prefers one-on-one competition, and loves the attention it brings him. He also enjoys spending time with the dogs and ferrets in his foster home.