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Creating genocide awareness in dance

Many Philadelphians do not go to the Arden Theatre expecting to learn about genocide. For Rebecca Davis, founder of the Rebecca Davis Dance Company, that’s exactly her mission. Through the power of her company’s newest original piece called Darfur, she hopes to leave an unexpected and meaningful impact on the city.…

TECH savvy in 15 minutes or less

Technology is ever-evolving, and it isn’t always simple. Since not everyone is a tech wizard, the staff at the TECH Center are trying to help students who are looking to better their knowledge of technologies that they use in their daily lives through the new TECHminutes program.…

Bestselling author gives career advice

Jennifer Egan, bestselling author of The Keep, is no overnight success. The author, mother and journalist has spent upwards of 25 years writing, revising and developing her craft. On March 6, as part of the Temple Poets and Writers Series, Egan spoke to the Temple literary community about the difficulty of supporting oneself as a writer, the process of developing unique characters, and the importance of writing badly.…

‘Darker Face’ takes on roots of race, gender

Temple’s next theater production – The Darker Face of the Earth – explores gender roles, race relations and tolerance in the context of a 19th-century American cotton plantation. Although the play is set more than 150 years ago, its message is still pertinent to Temple students and the Philadelphia community today.…

Vying to make the lineup of Phillies ballgirls

Meghan Essman stood before a group of 15 college-aged women, glancing at the batting cage behind her. “Don’t kill the ball,” she said. “Don’t hit me. I’ve been hit twice already by the last group.” This was the tail end of the Phillies ballgirl tryouts at Citizens Bank Park on Nov.…

AUD Wheelchair Basketball Tournament raises funds, awareness

Two 5-on-5 teams rolled up and down the court in Pearson Hall. Fast passes, labored maneuvering and collapsing wheelchairs dominated the game. Coinciding with its purpose, Adaptation and Understanding for People with Disabilities – the organization that sponsored the event – soldiered on, overcoming the difficulties and acclimating to the environment.…