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Time’s up tobacco: enter Redbull

Big Tobacco, your time is up. You had your crack at America’s youth for the past 50 years. Whether it was through Joe Camel or those trendy magazine ads, you covertly appealed to the youth of this nation though an advertising blitz the likes of which capitalism had never seen.…

No baby here – career goals will be enough responsibility

The vast living room was decorated with pink and white balloons. Sparkling streamers snaked around the walls. The shredded remnants of cutesy gift-wrapping paper lay strewn across the floor. Everywhere, women were exclaiming over freshly unwrapped diaper dispensers and fussing over a very pregnant young hostess.…

Who has your info? Your government does

Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that has already went down in history, but not only as the day thousands of Americans died or everyone’s favorite excuse for two wars. For many Americans, it will also be the day that the United States government launched war on its own citizens.…

Forget fear, dare to travel

Amid the arrest of 21 alleged British terrorists, heightened security alerts, and stricter security regulations at airports, I am organizing my flat in the hometown of the terrorists: London. Do the arrests of these men, suspected of involvement in the plot to plant bombs on transatlantic flights bound for the U.S., faze me?…

Pop music a happy outlet

My friends are really excited about fall this year. Not because they’re academically minded individuals and they’re eager to return to learning, or because they have a penchant for pumpkin carving and leaf raking.…

Deadlines not just for students

Some Temple students remember receiving a letter in the summer of 2004 informing them that the apartments in the Strawbridge’s building on 11th and Filbert streets would not be ready in time.…

Celebrity support wanes

Although many Temple graduates have moved on to be successful in their field of study, only a handful of the university’s more famous alumni have a direct association with the university.…

Appreciating our university’s losses

Despite persistent partings at any institution, some years are worse than others. Mark this semester as one of the more painful for Temple. In January, The Temple News reported that the chairman of Temple’s Board of Trustees, Howard Gittis, was retiring.…