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Student directs Modest Mouse video

Joe Stakun is in demand. The 21-year-old film student’s resume includes interning for Ridley Scott, interviewing BMX superstar Mat Hoffman and working as a production assistant for Maroon 5. Now he can add directing a Modest Mouse video to his lengthy credentials.…

Maintaining the title of most diverse

This campus thrives on diversity. It’s what attracts students from upwards of 25 nations and every region of the U.S. It’s what captured the title of the nation’s most diverse college campus in the 2008 edition of the Princeton Review’s Best 366 Colleges.…

No place to call home

New school. New town. No home. Such seemed to be the case for many of the estimated 2,700 students who transferred to Temple this fall. With freshman enrollment at the all-time high of 4,300 students, according to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, few incoming transfer students received on-campus housing for the semester.…

Faces behind the fliers

Scattered across tabletops in the Student Center and tossed along Liacouras Walk like confetti, nothing ushers in a new school year better than glossy party fliers. They promise the first 50 ladies free admission, reduced admission for all before 11 p.m., drink specials and a good time.…

Students bid riddance to summer jobs

When school lets out for the summer, hearts are set on hitting the pool, hanging at the shore, road-tripping, eating ice cream and of course, working. For students, working during the sunny months can be a great opportunity to earn some cash and gain experience, but summer jobs may not always be as good as they first seem.…

Switching gears to new year

Students undergo inevitable transitions at the start of each semester – and for some, it’s harder to adjust than others. For those who kept busy all summer with full-time jobs and internships, the switch to classes can be a welcoming change.…

The breakdown of the dating scene on Main Campus.

As a college freshman, you have a lot on your mind. While finding your classes and decorating your dorm room are important, you can’t forget about the dating scene. Have no fear, Temple is home to thousands of good-looking, interesting people who are just as psyched about dating as you are.…

Storage and color erase clutter, enlarge dorm

Every year thousands of students and parents pack their motor vehicles to maximum capacity en route to campus. Minivans and SUVs filled to the brim with duffle bags of clothes, bedding, mini-fridges, electronics and offices supplies, with barely enough room for you, mom and dad.…

Newcomers culprit to first year crimes

So you got into college. Congratulations. Now try not to screw it up. Remember how cool you were in high school? Nobody cares, buddy. The slate is clean. That means you can make yourself into whoever you want to be, and honestly, isn’t that what college is all about?…

Wishing we knew this four years ago

Throughout the next four years at Temple, you’ll often find yourself cursing your lack of street smarts and real world knowledge — things you wish they told you at orientation in place of “don’t look at your watch when a stranger asks for the time” to avoid a mugging – the real deal, a brochure equivalent to a best-selling novel.…