Features

In engineering, females tackle gender diversity

Junior electrical engineering major Brittany Fleming is among the 113 female undergraduates and graduates enrolled in the College of Engineering. As of the 2006-2007 school year, 85.9 percent of the undergraduates and graduates enrolled in the College of Engineering are male.…

Packing may not lead to shacking

wear clean shirts and pressed pants. Girls get facials from a spa, wax the legs and put on a wonder bra. Both use mouthwash and toothpaste, but should they bring a condom just incase?…

Sweating out a Philly challenge

Let me be frank, I’m not glowing. It’s sweat – beads of it – seeping though almost every glandular pore and onto the King and Queen. For the last couple weeks I’ve been flipping out, trying to do my part to make Temple’s student body the leanest in the city.…

Ad challenge lands seniors on CBS show

A pair of Temple students had a chance to win the most coveted airtime spot in America. Senior communications major, Alison Burnette collaborated with Kamilah Dubard, a senior advertising major, last September to create an original ad that they would enter into the Chevy Super Bowl Ad Challenge.…

Alumna captures Darfur with art

Debra Kapnek wants people to act. Inspired by stories and photographs taken by Brian Steidle, a former U.S. Marine stationed in Darfur, Sudan, the Temple alumna created “Out of Africa,” a collection of paintings of the Darfur region in the East African nation, where more than 400,000 people have been killed and 2 million more have been displaced, according to United Nations officials.…

Four-week fitness contest is in the cards

In a city famous for cheesesteaks and ranked one of the nation’s fattest, about 100 Temple students will take on the challenge to lose weight and aid the university in hopes of being named “Philly’s Fittest College”.…

How to flush a hangover

Well on the way into spring semester, relaxing days like those of winter break are far and few. Just three weeks ago, students ate, drank and had the liberty of sleeping it off – not anymore.…

Dictionary, seniors caving in

It’s not just a made-up word anymore. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, now includes the term “senioritis” and defines it as “an ebbing of effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences and lower grades.” Take for example freshman Dena Blumenthal, who was struck so hard by senioritis her last year of high school that she said she felt she had to take a year off after graduation.…

Hunger for the News Feed

“Big Brother” has moved from reality TV to the Web, as watching eyes now keep tabs on every keystroke you make. While some question how far the Patriot Act goes, Facebook.com may have seemed just as intrusive when it introduced its News Feed feature last year.…