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Safety First

Reality struck again Thursday evening. And it struck hard. With all of the fancy bells and whistles Temple has added to campus in recent year, it’s almost too easy for students to forget that this is still North Philadelphia.…

Enemy Confused

Islamo-Fascism Awareness came to Temple last week, as part of a week-long event held by Temple College Republicans. Temple’s events were held in complement to a well-documented nationwide effort, seemingly aimed at linking Muslims and terrorists.…

Stale Candy

At this point in our lives, there are those of us that still go trick or treating on Halloween and those of us that don’t. For those of us that have retired our pumpkin buckets, we have taken on a new responsibility: doling out the candy.…

DiMichele Down

It doesn’t seem just that such bad news could come out of Temple’s third straight win Saturday. But, it was a little tougher to smile over Temple’s 24-17 victory over Miami of Ohio remembering that starting quarterback and redshirt junior Adam DiMichele broke his leg in the second quarter.…

Child Whoopee

Everybody has fond memories of middle school. Making new friends. Getting involved in activities. Obtaining your first batch of birth control pills. Last Wednesday, a committee in Portland, Maine, ensured that this sacred tradition would continue by voting to make prescription birth control available to students at King Middle School, granted they have parental permission to be treated at the school’s health center.…

Grade Keepers

We all remember the immense trepidation we felt those years in elementary school when our teachers sent home our report cards. We knew that there would be no way to intercept the foreboding letters from our parents’ punishing eyes.…

Raised Profile

As Temple Owls, we’re in good company. When the university announced it had added a number of new tenure-track professors in the last year, we cheered. It’s wonderful that the university has the clear academic vision – not to mention the endowment – necessary to attract top-notch talent away from the Ivies and other highly-regarded universities in the country.…

Swept Away

That was quick. After waiting 14 years to return to the playoffs, the Phillies won the National League East Division on the final day of the regular season last Sunday. The city, basking in the glory of a long-awaited postseason berth, was overcome with Phillies Phever.…

Coming Home

There was a time when being a Temple student was something to overcome. It was at some point under the Peter Liacouras presidency in the 1980s that the shift began. Still, no time has it been clearer that Temple is distancing itself from its second tier status of the past than now, during the most active Homecoming Week in school history.…

Txt Cnsrd

We love our text messaging. As the technology has evolved, we not only exchange frivolous banter with our friends, but we also get news updates, weather forecasts and movie showtimes from the beaming screen of our thin, mobile beauties.…