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Exorcizing the myth behind Freshman 15

Before coming to college, most students probably hear horror stories about gaining weight – 15 pounds worth – during their freshman year. But whether it has been true for students or not, a recent study showed most students will not gain the “Freshman 15” during their first year of college, but rather 5 to 7 pounds followed by an additional 2 to 3 pounds sophomore year.…

Closeted costumes

Halloween is the only time of the year when people can morph into someone – or something – other than themselves. Taking advantage of it can be fun – but with midterms looming, it’s easy to forget about preparing a costume.…

The Roots rock McGonigle

As should be expected from Temple, the doors that claimed to be opened by 7 p.m. were really opened closer to 8. Needless to say, Saturday night was a gorgeous 47 degrees with the ghastly wind making it feel more like 38 degrees.…

Critic blows ‘Blood Feast’ into chunks

It’s a horrendous idea, horrendously executed, and if you have 67 minutes to spare, pop it in your VCR player, because Herschell Gordon Lewis’ 1963 Blood Feast should-be immortalized as a classic, albeit for being horrible.…

This ‘Rocky’ triumphs in a thong

Most high school introverts don’t find themselves acting on stage a few years later in a G-string thong. Then again, junior Raphael Falkoff does not lead the life of most. Falkoff has been a performer with Transylvanian Nipple Productions theater company in its “Rocky Horror Picture Show” shows for about two years.…

Sweet tooth for sex

If you need to spice up your sex life, look no further than adding some sweets to the equation. Most stores specializing in products of an erotic nature stock edible undergarments and other edible products.…

Womens’ costumes wearing thin

On dark streets aglow with only halos of streetlight stumble throngs of veiled figures, possessed by the Halloween spirit to strangle themselves in costumes that end closer to their necks than their knees.…

Helping Hands unite to set campus record

A huddle of about 1,000 students met at the Bell Tower Saturday morning to receive an earful from retired men’s basketball coach John Chaney. He commended everybody for being a part of a new Temple record – and no, it wasn’t a game of 500-on-500 basketball.…

Campus parking not at a premium

You mosey at a snail’s pace on Route 76 and weave through people and cars down Broad Street, arriving with only minutes to spare before class begins, but you can’t find a parking spot.…

Alumna represents Canada in Miss World

The thought of competing in a beauty pageant never crossed her mind. She never liked dressing up, doing her hair or putting on makeup. While at Temple, she spent her time playing volleyball, jogging in Fairmount Park and going out in Old City.…