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William Penn: Paving the Way for an Equitable Pennsylvania

William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, championed for liberty of conscience – or “religious freedom” – during an era of bitter religious conflicts that led to persecution throughout Europe.

Using his tolerant Quaker ideologies to form the basis of Pennsylvania’s government, Penn’s colony quickly became a melting pot of ethnicities and religious identities where settlers could seek refugee to embrace their beliefs.

Today, Pennsylvania remains a melting pot rich in culture, identity, and history.

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What I’ve Learned From Taking Public Transportation

Standing shoulder to shoulder, smushed together like sardines on a silver bullet that travels 55 mph from either end of the city, a “whoosh” falls upon your ears. The doors open and a school of passengers part the sea of those waiting to board. As you funnel out unto the boarding platform, the strong, unmistakable scent of urine wafts through your nostrils.

Ah, good ol’ public transportation. It may not be the cleanest or most consistent way to get from point A to B, but it has taught me what it means to be free.

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Favorite Memory by Marshall James Kavanaugh

“Favorite Memory” is a poem written on the spot by the ‘dream poet for hire,’ Marshall James Kavanaugh, in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelpha, Pa.

This poem will also be featured in the seventh issue of The Burgundy Zine on July 28th.

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Herbology’s Happy Hour in Philly

Herbology hosted a happy hour event to celebrate the grand opening of their dispensaries in the Philadelphia area at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Pop-Up Garden on the evening of June 6.

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Philly Culture

Despite being at the epicenter of American history and bearing home to some of the most beautiful artwork in the country, the culture of Philadelphia remains the best kept secret in Pennsylvania – if not the entire nation.

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What is the Soda Tax?

You’re carousing the aisles of your favorite convenience store in Philadelphia, parched, your mouth as dry as the Sahara desert. Craving a bubbly, sugary Coke, you quickly navigate to the beverage section only to find the price has jumped to $2.12 – and that’s not including the city’s 0.08 percent sales tax, either.

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