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Four-week fitness contest is in the cards

In a city famous for cheesesteaks and ranked one of the nation’s fattest, about 100 Temple students will take on the challenge to lose weight and aid the university in hopes of being named “Philly’s Fittest College”.…

Alumna captures Darfur with art

Debra Kapnek wants people to act. Inspired by stories and photographs taken by Brian Steidle, a former U.S. Marine stationed in Darfur, Sudan, the Temple alumna created “Out of Africa,” a collection of paintings of the Darfur region in the East African nation, where more than 400,000 people have been killed and 2 million more have been displaced, according to United Nations officials.…

Think in the box

It’s probably a sign that something’s gotten really big when your 57-year-old mother asks you, “Did you see that video on YouTube?” With more than 10 million hits on YouTube, Saturday Night Live’s uncensored version of “My D— in a Box,” a video featuring SNL cast member Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake, is the definition of “big.” It’s even got its own Wikipedia entry.…

Delivering ponies, anything for a buck

College employment opportunities are limited to the droves of undergrad students still working toward their first university degree. Students can be found staffing restaurants, re¬tail shops and clothing stores all around Phila¬delphia.…

Homework assignment leads to poker tourney, Playstation 3

Without camping out in a parking lot or paying upward of $1000 on eBay, chances of scoring a Playstation 3 this year are pretty slim. But there is one exception: The winner of a student-run poker tournament will walk away with one of the season’s most-demanded items at the cost of $35.…

While you were sleeping …

The life of a college student – late nights, late classes and sleeping-in. Or maybe not. Here are a few students who challenge the sleep-a-holic stereotype, proving that some students do more in the wee hours of the night than most people do all day.…

For him, size doesn’t matter

Rory Roberts’ heart is pumping, hands sweating and voice is hoarse. The marooned 125-pound junior screams for help in the face of eight blade-wielding men, each grimacing methodically and looking to end it.…

In the dark about campus dangers

“Fire!” freshman Kristen Radcliffe screamed as loud as she could as she violently kicked and struggled against the five men that surrounded her outside 1812 Liacouras Walk. “Man, she’s crazy!” said one of the men, who scurried at the sound of Radcliffe’s surprising reaction, and left Radcliffe incredibly shaken, but thankfully unharmed and still in possession of her belongings.…

Running out of time

Bet you haven’t taken this course yet. Combining the local history found in class Philadelphia neighborhoods with the lunacy found in psychopathology, the Philadelphia Marathon course circles the city from Independence Hall to Fairmount Park through Manayunk and – if you’re not prepared – through the backdoors of an ambulance.…