Portraits

William Shakespeare once wrote, “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” That certainly rings true April 30 as students at Philadelphia University gear up for their annual fashion design show, “Fashion Fantasy,” at the Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. It’s an amazing showcase that is completely run by the students and introduces the best and the brightest of the future world of fashion. PGN took time to speak to Andrew Van Sant, co-producer of the event.

With only 23 years on this earth, Shayna SheNess Israel has already racked up quite a list of accomplishments: poet, teacher, rap artist, social worker, tutor, activist and feminist.


At 6-foot-3 with steely blue eyes, he looks like he could be a bouncer or WWF wrestler, but mere minutes into our interview, I realized that Sandy Beach is an old softy.

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