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Maintaining the title of most diverse

This campus thrives on diversity. It’s what attracts students from upwards of 25 nations and every region of the U.S. It’s what captured the title of the nation’s most diverse college campus in the 2008 edition of the Princeton Review’s Best 366 Colleges.…

Faces behind the fliers

Scattered across tabletops in the Student Center and tossed along Liacouras Walk like confetti, nothing ushers in a new school year better than glossy party fliers. They promise the first 50 ladies free admission, reduced admission for all before 11 p.m., drink specials and a good time.…

Students bid riddance to summer jobs

When school lets out for the summer, hearts are set on hitting the pool, hanging at the shore, road-tripping, eating ice cream and of course, working. For students, working during the sunny months can be a great opportunity to earn some cash and gain experience, but summer jobs may not always be as good as they first seem.…

On the road, she works to open minds

Abigail Reikow, the daughter of a Philadelphia Police officer, has been arrested three times. The junior English and education double major is an active member of Soulforce, a national organization that is working to end sexual discrimination.…

Writing his way to fresh, new kicks

For Anthony Gilbert, sneakers are his life. The West Philadelphia native has always been into them, a love that grew out of his days spent on the basketball court as a youth.…

Swimmers plunge fears in deep end

With the pool’s high dive lurking ominously overhead, Louis Schoener’s Swimming: Timid Non-Swimmer class was just working on the basics in preparation for the class’s first venture into the pool’s deep end.…

Filmmaker reels in festival

“Deranged,” – that’s how the Philadelphia Film Society described “Methmouth,” a short film directed by Temple sophomore Troy L. Coffee. The film was showcased in the 16th annual Philadelphia Film Festival on April 6, and was among 250 films to be selected for the festival, which the Philadelphia Film Society boasts is the largest in America for international cinema.…

School of Rock

It begins as any other science lab would, with attendance. Luckily, everyone is here, and dressed for the weather. As you look around the musty science lab, no one seems very excited.…

Q & A: Steven A. Grasse

Steven A. Grasse has insisted for weeks that he’s completely serious about getting the British government to pay back $58 trillion in colonialism reparations. After talking to “The Temple News,” it’s clear that he’s not.…