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Check out the College's magazines, newsletters and journals for a look at what's happening on campus and in the community.

Ask Magazine

The College's annual magazine, Ask (art+science=knowledge), provides a look back on the events and achievements of the past year and highlights some of the impressive members of the CoAS community. We invite you to read the current issue on our website at or download pdfs of the issues below. If you would like to receive future print editions of the magazine, please sign up here.


Ask Magazine Cover 2016

Issue Features

AGENTS OF CHANGE: There are people who accept things the way they are, and there are those who demand more. Those people — the action takers, change makers, innovators and leaders — are exactly what the world needs to make those “better tomorrows” a reality. The five CoAS alums, students and faculty featured in this issue not only possess a drive to shape our future, but also a passion to help others. No matter their mission, they are powerful reminders of what is possible when empathy meets action.

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College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter



Academic Year 2017-2018

Academic Year 2016-2017

Academic Year 2015-2016

Academic Year 2014-2015

Academic Year 2013-2014

Drexel Publishing Group

The Department of English and Philosophy offers undergraduates firsthand experience and faculty mentorship in the fields of writing, editing and publishing via the Drexel Publishing Group and its many publications. The department also exposes students to various genres of writing and publishing at the annual Drexel Writing Festival. Numerous contests and awards are held throughout the year to honor undergraduates who demonstrate excellence in critical, creative and academic writing. Additionally, faculty in the department serve as editors of numerous publications.

Learn more in the Department of English

5027 Mac

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The Drexel Publishing Group (DPG) oversees three literary publications at Drexel University, including 5027 Mac, The 33rd and Painted Bride Quarterly. These publications highlight outstanding writing from Drexel students and faculty, as well as international authors. Students can also work with Maya, Drexel’s student-run, undergraduate literary magazine.

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The 33rd

The 33rd: An Anthology

The 33rd is a multi-genre anthology of inter-disciplinary student and faculty writing. It incorporates the winners of the Freshman Writing Contest and the Publishing Group Essay Contest. The published pieces include student personal and research essays, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, humor, and opinion/editorial, along with works by current Drexel University faculty members.

The Painted Bride Quarterly

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Established in 1973, The Painted Bride Quarterly is a community-based, independent, non-profit literary magazine published quarterly online and annually in print, PBQ‘s main agenda is to maintain and grow a venue for the highest quality literature that best represents the individual voice. PBQ publishes emerging and established regional authors in the context of their peers from across the country and around the world.

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Student Publications


Maya Literary Magazine of Drexel University

For over 40 years, Maya has been Drexel University’s student-run, undergraduate literary magazine, publishing student poetry, prose, short fiction and non-fiction pieces, as well as graphics, illustrations, photography and other art. Maya provides the student body the opportunity to get their work published, and additionally, by having a student staff, we offer those interested in writing, publishing, public relations, and design the chance to gain valuable hands-on experience. By being both within and yet not run by the university, Maya creates an atmosphere of artistic freedom that allows individual creativity to thrive.