Features

Alum keeps eye on city pols

Stalberg for his storied 34-year newspapering career. Not one syllabus could’ve clued him in to how to react when a friend and columnist at the “Philadelphia Daily News” was robbed of his life, or how to get Mayor Frank Rizzo to agree to a polygraph test he would later flunk, snatching for the paper, a hot story.But for someone who happened to “fall into” journalism, Stalberg has done OK.…

Book deals bind Web patrons

High prices and bookstores go hand in hand, almost like students and classes. It’s a fact of life for most college students. Expensive textbooks and low buy-back values might be common for many students, but not for the thrifty.…

Name Calling

As a child, Farra Kwiatkowski was more than just frustrated having to correct people after they mispronounced her name. “When I was a little kid, I use to get embarrassed because I had to keep saying it,” the junior psychology and pre-nursing double major said.…

Can’t Buy You Love

Walking into your apartment-style dorm, the lights are off and tiny candles are lit. The pleasant, familiar smell of Ramen noodles is in the air. As you drop your book bag at the dining room table, you’re careful not to crush the inspired, yet faux red rose pedals strewn across the floor.…

Will you be my husband?

Everybody gets something on Valentine’s Day. Singles get depressed, secret admirers get brave, lovers get cards, chocolates and sometimes, if the mood is right, hitched. But with equal opportunity being the new social paradigm, the question now is which party gives the ring.…

Hearts and crafts: Last-minute gifting

Unlike birthdays and Christmas, Valentine’s Day is not about buying your significant other what he or she wants. It’s about celebrating a relationship and expressing how much that person means to you.…

Gloomy at Grammys

For many recording artists, a Grammy nomination is considered the pinnacle of their career. Temple student Edwin Cornell McKnight thinks of it as just the beginning. McKnight, a senior accounting major, sings bass for The Dixie Hummingbirds, a pioneering gospel group that has been around since the 1920s.…

‘Til Class Do Us Part

While many students find themselves juggling part-time jobs with full-time course loads, some students plan for the big day – and that doesn’t mean graduation. Love is definitely in the air for students who are engaged and planning their wedding days right alongside their 15-credit semester.…

Play your tonsil hockey indoors

Holding hands, a kiss on the cheek: expressing affection toward your partner is an integral part of a healthy relationship. But when couples insist on sharing their love in public, harmless TLC can quickly morph into annoying PDA.…

Bitter hearts unite

Many will feel happy, some sad and others indifferent; but, Valentine’s Day will come and all will have to accept it. People without someone special can sometimes feel out of place and out of touch in this “love fest.” Some even go on to hate the holiday all together.…