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Music Issue: CC Jazz Fest

MATT FLOCCO TTN Jazz cornet player Jafar Barron sits in Rittenhouse. Barron often comes to the park for impromptu performances. Jazz has etched itself into the cultural fabric of Philadelphia. The city has served as the mold for jazz legends such as Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Bessie Smith, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.…

Temple’s Top Model selected last month

On Feb. 28, Residence Hall Association hosted Temple’s Next Top Model in the Student Center to encourage being bold and true to oneself. Society often gets caught up in the vanities of life: being skinny enough, tall enough, having prettier hair, a smaller nose, longer legs, bigger muscles or a better body.…

Women’s History Month: Siobhan Reardon

Siobhan Reardon is a literacy advocate. After moving from New York City – where she worked at the New York Public Library System in the mid-80s and then the Brooklyn Public Library – she came to the Free Library of Philadelphia.…

People you should know: Thomas Meyer

Thomas Meyer, assistant professor in the philosophy department, is a self-described “math person.” It’s from math he said he derived his curiosity for philosophy. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania, Meyer now seeks to challenge the idea that philosophy brought math into the world.…

‘Soul Train’ honors

KAMARYN NORRIS TTN A dancer moves through the Soul Train line. The line attempted to break the current soul train record of 211 dancers. Dancers gathered to form the world’s longest Soul Train to honor the late musician Don Cornelius.…

Movers & Shakers: Diane Isser

ANGELO FICHERA TTN file photo She is the curly-haired rebel with a cause, known for organizing protests and counter-protests around Main Campus. Diane Isser, a junior political science and sociology major, takes political action unapologetically, and was the driving force behind the mountaintop removal coal mining protests, the Troy Davis protest on Main Campus and Temple’s involvement in Occupy Philly.…

Professor’s book recalls history of Philadanco

Courtesy Brenda Dixon-Gottschild Brenda Dixon-Gottschild published her book December 2011, titled “Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina.” It outlines the history of Brown, who founded Philadanco, and the company’s tie to the struggles African-American ballerinas endured in the city.…