Features

Selling tokens, serving the public with SEPTA

Ronald Wise, a 17-year SEPTA veteran, holds the morning shift in the token booth at the northbound Cecil B. Moore station. He has put two children through college with this position and he’s sticking to it.…

Cut costs, save environment: PhillyCarShare

The green men were spotted again. The matching pair, sporting green spandex bodysuits complete with green face paint and reflector shades, slivered through an afternoon crowd near the Bell Tower last Tuesday during Fall Fest.…

Commuting to campus in $3 or less

Gene Maggioncalda gets mobbed at car shows when he drives his ’78 El Camino into the lot. Not because it’s been restored to perfect showroom condition, but because it barely makes a sound.…

The guiding life of a tour guide

“Right now you’re at the Bell Tower,” said sophomore Owl Ambassador Courtney Clarahan. “It is our tallest monument here on campus. Anyone wanna take a stab at how tall it is?…

It’s a hard-hat life for construction workers at Alter

There was a time when Temple students could walk comfortably down 13th Street to get to the Student Center. That era has been replaced with the reign of the construction worker, the man pounding steel three stories up and scuffing his boots off the benches of Montgomery Avenue.…

The history of campus’ oldest buildings

When parent alumni visit Temple with their prospective student children, they must notice how much the campus has changed over the years. While Temple has changed physically with contemporary buildings such as the IBC Student Recreation Center, Tuttleman Learning Center and the shops on Liacouras Walk, the character of Temple has changed little since its foundation.…

The psyche behind intramural sports

The sun sets behind Geasey Field as the first games of flag football commence. Playing on field A is team 501 Corp. against That Justice System Burns. The fields are a flurry of energy with two games going on, a field hockey practice and random footballs flying in every direction as players warm up.…

You say hero, I say hoagie: a clashing of dialects

Anyone who’s ordered a hero in Philadelphia knows that culture shock can start with a slip of the tongue. Each year, throngs of out-of-towners come to Main Campus to realize diversity is not always marked by ethnic backgrounds or unfamiliar upbringings.…

Battle of the bulge: campus eateries face off

They are ready to duke it out in a showdown for the ages. Six campus eateries enter, yet only one can come out a Temple student favorite. We’ll let you decide.…

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.…