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This ‘Rocky’ triumphs in a thong

Most high school introverts don’t find themselves acting on stage a few years later in a G-string thong. Then again, junior Raphael Falkoff does not lead the life of most. Falkoff has been a performer with Transylvanian Nipple Productions theater company in its “Rocky Horror Picture Show” shows for about two years.…

Slumber party for none

The hallucination usually begins around the eighth cup of coffee, sometime between the hours of 2 and 3 a.m. First, the words and figures on the computer screen begin to dance, swirl and pulsate – finally dripping off the monitor, running over your hand and settling into a liquid-like pool on your crinkled sheet of notes.…

All-nighter tips

The exam and long paper creep closer with faint steps. At first they’re not even in a student’s periphery, but then they’re right behind you, breathing on your neck and whispering the stuff from nightmares like, “You don’t even know what chapter I’m on.” For all those who pride themselves on being a procrastinator, the all-nighter is the stage to show the world that, “My best work is done at night and takes no longer than eight hours.” Although many of these procrastinators swear their habitual laziness is inborn, here are some tips to help ward off Mr.…

Students need more meal options

It’s Friday night and a sophomore promised to meet his friend for dinner. He rushes to the Louis J. Esposito Dining Hall, better known as “the caf,” and has his Owl Card swiped.…

Minding your business: All-nighter: more than books

It always happens when you least expect it, especially when you’re forgetful like I am. You already have a 10-page paper on Bobcat Goldthwait’s relationship with Nikki Cox due tomorrow. On the same day you have a 12-minute presentation on your Uncle Lester, who served in Desert Storm as an outhouse cleaner.…

Campus parking not at a premium

You mosey at a snail’s pace on Route 76 and weave through people and cars down Broad Street, arriving with only minutes to spare before class begins, but you can’t find a parking spot.…

Is Television Stealing Film Audiences?

I haven’t seen a really decent movie in a long time. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Man’s Chest”? Sure, a decent sequel. “When a Stranger Calls”? Not so bad for a remake.…

Alumna represents Canada in Miss World

The thought of competing in a beauty pageant never crossed her mind. She never liked dressing up, doing her hair or putting on makeup. While at Temple, she spent her time playing volleyball, jogging in Fairmount Park and going out in Old City.…

Helping Hands unite to set campus record

A huddle of about 1,000 students met at the Bell Tower Saturday morning to receive an earful from retired men’s basketball coach John Chaney. He commended everybody for being a part of a new Temple record – and no, it wasn’t a game of 500-on-500 basketball.…

‘iPod killer,’ desktop toys and cordless jump ropes

The new Zune is Microsoft’s attempt at releasing an “iPod killer.” Apparently it took Bill Gates and company five years to realize there was something to this iPod thing. The Zune features a 30GB hard drive and allows Zune users to wirelessly share content from one player to another.…