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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.…

Get ‘Real’ Philly

Seven strangers, picked to live in a house – for the 20th time. Casting directors from Bunim/Murray Productions, producers of MTV’s “The Real World,” are coming to Philadelphia on Saturday to scope out who the city has to offer for season 20, scheduled to begin taping this fall.…

Writing his way to fresh, new kicks

For Anthony Gilbert, sneakers are his life. The West Philadelphia native has always been into them, a love that grew out of his days spent on the basketball court as a youth.…

Got Sole?

Be sure to watch the video from TUV online. Run DMC made them a staple of hip-hop culture. Nelly wrote a song about them and Michael Jordan’s name is synonymous with them.…

Ironing out scheduling, space rifts

Nine days before Jason Levy assumed his role as the director of the Student Center last October, the Office of University Housing reserved room 217 in the Student Center to hold a housing lottery for sophomore students.…

Filmmaker reels in festival

“Deranged,” – that’s how the Philadelphia Film Society described “Methmouth,” a short film directed by Temple sophomore Troy L. Coffee. The film was showcased in the 16th annual Philadelphia Film Festival on April 6, and was among 250 films to be selected for the festival, which the Philadelphia Film Society boasts is the largest in America for international cinema.…

Swimmers plunge fears in deep end

With the pool’s high dive lurking ominously overhead, Louis Schoener’s Swimming: Timid Non-Swimmer class was just working on the basics in preparation for the class’s first venture into the pool’s deep end.…

40 Foot Flop

Wind through the dewy hallways and staircases to the basement of Pearson Hall and find a diving platform as boarded up as the Crypt Keeper. Once thought to be completed in 1970, the estimated 40-foot platform had yet to see its finishing touches – sheets of wood nailed across the ladder, preventing anybody from going deep.…

Nothing wrong with warming the bench

Serving time has never been so enjoyable.Of course, I’m talking about jury duty. For some people, those are their two most feared words. The selection process and the serving time take them out of work.…

Handshaking, elbow-rubbing crucial in world of schmoozing

Networking: the word sends shivers down the average student’s spine. Meeting and greeting can be scarier than getting your wisdom teeth pulled, and at least then you have some novocaine. Schmoozing comes naturally for some, while others still struggle to gracefully promote themselves without sounding like a doofus.…