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DROPPING THE BALL

1. Out: Energy drinks – We lost you at Pimpjuice. In: Coffee – It’s time to subscribe to “Jacked and the Coffee Beanstalk.” 2. Out: “Jawn” – Will Smith used this Philly word on a ’96 episode of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Three episodes later, the show was canceled.…

Making up for those tiny flaws

A few issues ago, we discussed tips for clothes and hygiene on the go. But for some people, it’s all about the glamour. So if you really want to look fresh and awake, or you just don’t like to leave the house looking undone, makeup is key.…

Guys find safety and style in feminine jeans

Guys have always been trying to get into girls’ pants – just not like this. Searching through the clothes racks at H&M – or just through their sisters’ closets, some men have crossed over to the world of cross-dressing … sort of.…

Homework assignment leads to poker tourney, Playstation 3

Without camping out in a parking lot or paying upward of $1000 on eBay, chances of scoring a Playstation 3 this year are pretty slim. But there is one exception: The winner of a student-run poker tournament will walk away with one of the season’s most-demanded items at the cost of $35.…

Phone-y Grades: Do professors have cheaters’ number?

Just like music and cable TV, cheating has gone digital. Advances in technology have caused many students to replace old-fashioned cheat sheets with a smaller, savvier piece of equipment: their cell phones.…

Professors finding it hard to sniff out brown nosers

It’s as common in the classroom as reading, writing and arithmetic: a teacher’s pet. An eager student appeasing a teacher with an answer is a discourse often viewed as “sucking up.” For many students at Temple, showing off with a raised hand is not a genuine academic inquiry, but rather an equation that doesn’t add up.…

Delivering ponies, anything for a buck

College employment opportunities are limited to the droves of undergrad students still working toward their first university degree. Students can be found staffing restaurants, re¬tail shops and clothing stores all around Phila¬delphia.…

You can consider rumor about laxatives flushed

Here’s something else to be thankful for: Temple’s eateries aren’t dishing out enemas. The rumor that dining halls add laxatives to foods served in cafeterias has been circulating throughout college bathrooms for years.…

At Dining Services, filling mouths, winning hearts

Imagine inviting a few friends over for dinner. Soon, that “few” turns into hundreds. Welcome to the world of Temple Dining Services employees, who serve an ever-expanding group of students and staff.…

A feeling that you can shake

We all know the feeling. It creeps in at a moment’s notice and leaves its victim with a temporary case of paralysis. You attempt to shake it off but it’s too late.…