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A fresh look at frat life

Coming into college with images of Animal House, Old School, and American Pie running through my mind, I no doubt had pre-conceived notions about fraternities. Looking absolutely clueless, there I was standing in J&H, tray in hand, looking for a seat that was surrounded by empty ones, to avoid the awkwardness of sitting next to a stranger.…

Come on ride the train with commuters

During the 10-minute break between classes, commuter students bombard Berks Street in a rush to catch their anticipated train home or make it to their first class. Much of their time is spent riding and waiting for trains, which adds up during the semester.…

History of, life as a campus commuter

One hundred and twenty years ago, Russell Conwell founded Temple as a school for Philadelphia residents to commute to from their own backyards. One hundred and twenty years later, commuters still hold the majority in population.…

Commuting to campus in $3 or less

Gene Maggioncalda gets mobbed at car shows when he drives his ’78 El Camino into the lot. Not because it’s been restored to perfect showroom condition, but because it barely makes a sound.…

It’s a hard-hat life for construction workers at Alter

There was a time when Temple students could walk comfortably down 13th Street to get to the Student Center. That era has been replaced with the reign of the construction worker, the man pounding steel three stories up and scuffing his boots off the benches of Montgomery Avenue.…