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Bookworm culture

Libraries evoke images of tall shelves stacked with books and scholars spread out over mahogany desks, pouring through pages, discovering secrets and solving the problems of humanity. Paley Library on Main Campus is no different.…

Students’ films on the way to big screen

Temple film students are gaining exposure in Philadelphia and beyond through the Solstice Film Series, a monthly event that showcases independent cinema from local artists. Solstice held its sixth screening on Nov.…

Vying to make the lineup of Phillies ballgirls

Meghan Essman stood before a group of 15 college-aged women, glancing at the batting cage behind her. “Don’t kill the ball,” she said. “Don’t hit me. I’ve been hit twice already by the last group.” This was the tail end of the Phillies ballgirl tryouts at Citizens Bank Park on Nov.…

Draught Horse of a new color

South Philly native Jolly Weldon is a veteran restaurateur. Ten years ago, he opened Prime Rib at the Warwick Hotel at 17th and Locust streets. In 2001, he opened Jolly’s American Bar at 17th and Moravian streets.…

A student’s love for Rome built in a day

Timothy Allen has no degree from Temple. It might seem strange then how much this school has affected his life. “I’d like to consider myself an adopted son of Temple,” Allen wrote in an e-mail from Italy last week.…

Getting the most for bookstore buybacks

The homepage of the Temple bookstore’s Web site currently features an urgent message headed by the words “Attention Faculty” in the upper-left corner of the page: “Place your request for Spring Semester textbook NOW.” The sooner the store gets the orders, bodes the flyer, the more books it can stock next semester.…

Hold the Loan

Sophomore journalism major Danielle Zimmerman has found out that living the college life isn’t as glamorous as it seemed in the brochures. On top of her classes and trying to maintain a 3.0 grade point average, she works 20 to 30 hours a week at the Franklin Institute’s gift shop.…

AUD Wheelchair Basketball Tournament raises funds, awareness

Two 5-on-5 teams rolled up and down the court in Pearson Hall. Fast passes, labored maneuvering and collapsing wheelchairs dominated the game. Coinciding with its purpose, Adaptation and Understanding for People with Disabilities – the organization that sponsored the event – soldiered on, overcoming the difficulties and acclimating to the environment.…

FMLA hosts sex toy party to support Planned Parenthood

Nearly 80 Temple students and their friends poured into the Student Center Friday night for the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance’s sex toy party, in which half the proceeds benefitted Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania.…