Features

Beefin’ up a digital diet

Blackberry, iPod, Wi-Fi sniffer and G5 with 20-inch cinema display. Five years ago, these words held no meaning. But today, Amy L. Webb relies on these tools to get through a typical day in a world in which times are definitely changing.…

Man’s best friend, bomb’s worst

The newest addition to Temple’s police force is extremely high maintenance. He has someone to brush his teeth, comb his hair and clip his toenails. But, for the things he is able to do, all of those amenities are well worth it.…

Animal House

Using common logic, one may think that a pet, equipped with four legs, would be walking their bicrural owner instead of vice versa. However, many owners would say that’s exactly the case, but it’s not just that – their pets run their lives.…

Pets that pick up for owners

Using pets to pick up dates is a time-honored tradition. Or is it? Many people have heard of this tactic, but few have actually used it. Quinn Kenehan, a junior early education major, recalled a friend who dealt with a pet-picker-upper, but declined to divulge the account, possibly out of embarrassment for the affected party.…

Putting a lid on spam

We’ve all shared the same moment. We click on our e-mail inbox and come face to face with promises of great sex or unclaimed money in Ghana with the touch of a hyperlink.…

Taking on Ben Franklin Bridge

Runners lined up at the Ben Franklin Bridge warming their hands, ready to make rush hour at 8 a.m. last Sunday. Three thousand one hundred runners and walkers came to participate in the AmeriHealth Ben Franklin Bridge Challenge – a 10-kilometer race benefiting the Larc School for students with disabilities in Bellmawr, NJ.…

Running out of time

Bet you haven’t taken this course yet. Combining the local history found in class Philadelphia neighborhoods with the lunacy found in psychopathology, the Philadelphia Marathon course circles the city from Independence Hall to Fairmount Park through Manayunk and – if you’re not prepared – through the backdoors of an ambulance.…

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.…