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Contest showcases students’ business savvy

An “American Idol” copycat made its way to Philadelphia, but in this competition the contestants were not asked to sing. Instead, 32 students from eight area colleges tested their business savvy in the first annual Philadelphia’s Entrepreneur Idol.…

A ‘Price’-less experience

I lived on the streets of Los Angeles for nearly 30 hours during my spring break to hear three simple words: Come on down. A group of five Temple students, including myself, went to Los Angeles with the goal of trying to get on one of America’s highest rated daytime game shows: “The Price is Right”.…

On the recycling bandwagon

Before tossing a soda can into the regular garbage bin, consider putting it in a container with Temple’s 23 tons of weekly recyclable material. The addition could help Temple win this year’s RecycleMania, a 10-week program geared toward increasing recyclable materials collected per capita on a college campus.…

Stedman Graham teaches youth to ‘Move Without The Ball’

Recognized for his relationship with daytime talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Stedman Graham, a motivational author and chief executive officer of Stedman Graham & Associates, a Chicago-based management and marketing firm, will come to North Philadelphia in an attempt to inspire local high school students.…

Senior takes an ‘Avenue’ less traveled

Impending graduates may have trouble finding a job. So instead, Toyin Awesu created her own. With her strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit, the senior journalism major is editor in chief and publisher of “Avenue Report,” a quarterly magazine set to launch in April and transform the way black men are portrayed.…

Alum keeps eye on city pols

Stalberg for his storied 34-year newspapering career. Not one syllabus could’ve clued him in to how to react when a friend and columnist at the “Philadelphia Daily News” was robbed of his life, or how to get Mayor Frank Rizzo to agree to a polygraph test he would later flunk, snatching for the paper, a hot story.But for someone who happened to “fall into” journalism, Stalberg has done OK.…

Book deals bind Web patrons

High prices and bookstores go hand in hand, almost like students and classes. It’s a fact of life for most college students. Expensive textbooks and low buy-back values might be common for many students, but not for the thrifty.…

Name Calling

As a child, Farra Kwiatkowski was more than just frustrated having to correct people after they mispronounced her name. “When I was a little kid, I use to get embarrassed because I had to keep saying it,” the junior psychology and pre-nursing double major said.…

Can’t Buy You Love

Walking into your apartment-style dorm, the lights are off and tiny candles are lit. The pleasant, familiar smell of Ramen noodles is in the air. As you drop your book bag at the dining room table, you’re careful not to crush the inspired, yet faux red rose pedals strewn across the floor.…

Will you be my husband?

Everybody gets something on Valentine’s Day. Singles get depressed, secret admirers get brave, lovers get cards, chocolates and sometimes, if the mood is right, hitched. But with equal opportunity being the new social paradigm, the question now is which party gives the ring.…