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Hard Labor

Philadelphia is a pro-labor town. There’s no denyingthroughout the last 150 years,our city has been a friend to unions, and, for the most part, unions have given back. So it shouldn’t really be a surprise that in the last few weeks, the city has seen more than its share of protest on behalf of workers both unionized and not.…

No Class

What were they thinking? That, undoubtedly, was the question that a lot of faculty and administrative members at Central Connecticut State University asked when the school’s student newspaper, The Recorder, published a controversial comic in its Sept.…

Over Educated

Student aid legislation is headline politicking. It is supposed to be leaders helping us learn. In that game of one-upsmanship, Congress came up big when it passed the largest increase in federal student aid since 1944’s landmark G.I.…

Without Bernard

It is a souring experience to approach a checkout counter with a smile, only to have it not be reciprocated. Customer service workers propagate the mentality that customers should treat others as they would like to be treated.…

Short SighTed

Great things are happening at Temple. In the last 10 years, the university has transitioned from a commuter college where few developers would dare to invest to an enlivened campus where life continues long after the school day has ended.…

Delayed Justice

A 71-year-old was charged with murder earlier this month. But William Barnes hasn’t fired the gun that Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham is labeling a murder weapon since Nov. 27, 1966.…

Sept. 11 Released

When it happened, we vowed never to forget. So far, we’ve kept that promise. Forgetting the horrific attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, seems to be about the worst way we could dishonor the near 3,000 people that died in the three attacks.…

Golden Steps

Lincoln Financial Field bubbled with activity as Temple football fans showed up hours before game time to tailgate prior to the Owls’ season opener against Navy Friday night. This is how it should always be.…

Sober Learning

The recent Facebook campaign to lower the drinking age to 18 may seem novel, with students uniting behind a common cause, but its supporters may not have fully considered their position.…

Fresh Service

Temple University is a part of Philadelphia. Not the other way around. That’s why Saturday’s inaugural FreshServe, a community service day designed to give students – particularly freshmen – the opportunity to learn the value of community service, was such an important event at Temple.…