Features

Bucking the trend this Spring Fling

Kegs and eggs, Polish happy hours, case races and keg kills are a few of the ways that Temple students start the glorious day of Spring Fling off “right.” In recent years, it has become common knowledge around campus that the key to a successful Spring Fling is pounding back the alcohol fast and early.…

System fails amid clash for classes

Whenever the time of year for priority registration on OWLnet arrives, students utter a collective sigh. The availability of classes, server-down notices and the hassle of staying up past midnight just to register are among the concerns of almost every student.…

Hard to say goodbye

In the age of the Internet, everyone is used to the world being just a click away. Ask someone to write a letter and watch the look on his or her face fall into a state of confusion.…

Pep pills focus students’ energy in wrong places

It’s early morning and Johnny is finally done studying for a test he’ll take in four hours. He’s ready for whatever the teacher throws at him. If only he could keep his hands from shaking so much.…

Flirting with fame to get a glimpse of show business

The “Game Behind the Game” career forum, hosted by Boost Mobile, gave both college and high school students a glimpse into the world of music and entertainment through the eyes of leading industry professionals.…

On the road, she works to open minds

Abigail Reikow, the daughter of a Philadelphia Police officer, has been arrested three times. The junior English and education double major is an active member of Soulforce, a national organization that is working to end sexual discrimination.…

Popping pills to manage stress, classes

It’s 4 a.m. Monday morning. After a long night working at Denim Lounge, a posh bar and club located on Walnut Street in Center City, Kim, a freshman geography and urban studies major whose last name is not being used for anonymity, has a paper due at noon.And she is exhausted.…

Serving up a disc

When senior geology major Ryan Bright’s Frisbee disc cracked a little more than a week ago, things took a dramatic change in the freestyle session he was intensely engaged in with a few of his friends.…

These smelly trees force you to leave

When you smell something bad on campus and the air is amiss, you usually just assume that some people aren’t down with hygiene or that it’s sewage smog spewing out of a manhole.…