In an attempt to distinguish Drexel from Penn, the Drexel Administration once thought it would be a good idea if the buildings on campus were constructed with orange bricks, as opposed to the dark red bricks seen at Penn. As a result, most buildings constructed on campus feature an ugly orange color. Known on campus as a synonym for a bad idea. Basis of the Orange Brick Awards, which are mostly awarded to members of the Drexel Administration.

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