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The Ladies of Elegance step into new year

Every Sunday at about 6 p.m. in Pearson Hall you’ll hear them stepping, clapping and snapping. They are the Ladies of Elegance Step Organization, and stepping is what they do. A few weeks ago they posted signs across campus announcing the time and place for those interested in trying out for the team.…

Students ahead in the business

After swimming in polluted waters off the coast of Singapore for 10 years and then seeing the pristine shore of Cape Cod, Mass., Brian Linton vowed to keep the beauty alive.…

Make it to class in 10 or else

Two classes back-to-back. One on the fifth floor of Ritter Annex, and the other on the ninth floor of Gladfelter Hall. Only 10 minutes in between to get there. “I’m always in a rush,” junior digital media art major Michael Tran said.…

Trends for the new season: looks and pieces for autumn fashion

For men and women alike, the overall vibe for the upcoming fall season is “a casual yet dressed up look,” said Marsha Dibona, store manager of South Moon Under. The chain boutique, located at 1731 Chestnut St., sells casual chic clothing for both sexes at moderate to expensive prices.…

Part-time job searches end in customer service

Just six weeks into his job at the campus bookstore, junior math major Michael Murrieta has already heard every four-letter word muttered under the breaths of disgruntled customers. “Everyone is paying hundreds of dollars for books,” Murrieta said.…

Undeclared and scared: pick a major

Each year, thousands of hopeful applicants apply to Temple. Along with the standard college application questions, prospective students must list an intended major. Temple offers more than 120 undergraduate majors, yet approximately 750 to 800 freshmen come in undeclared.…

J&H icon tired of broke pattern

“It’s still ‘broke Tuesday,’ ya’ll,” the greeter said as he swiped the students’ cards in Johnson & Hardwick cafeteria. “Put your hand in the air if you broke. Remember, Diamond Dollars don’t count.…

Bonding by branding

In an operating room, two scrubbed surgeons examine a backlit X-ray of a lung. One of them, older and bespectacled, notes that if they are to proceed as planned, the patient will suffer significant bleeding.…

Roomie relations: perfect strangers

Move-in time is 1 p.m. It’s the first day of college. You’re worried about everything: whether you brought the right fridge, the right kind of shower shoes and enough winter clothes.…