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Community rallies against murder rate

Several weeks ago, Shoshana Brown was listening to the radio when she heard the announcer report the city’s murder rate at 94 people dead. “A couple hours later, the guy randomly stated, ‘Oh, another guy was just shot.…

N. Philadelphia native to speak at graduation

A few months ago, Jameel Rush took his John Wanamaker Middle School yearbook and logged on to his Facebook account. He searched for each of the 60 names of his former classmates to see how many were enrolled in college.…

Sharing Spaces

Freedom Theater. Church of the Advocate. The United Negro Improvement Association. These are institutions with valued histories and traditions. They are historical markers that sit right in our backyard here in North Philadelphia, personifying this neighborhood that hosts Temple’s Main Campus cultural integrity.…

Springin’ back to past

It happens once every April. The temperature warms up, the sun breaks through the clouds, vendors pave the streets, commotion fills the air and several Temple professors are left staring at half-empty classrooms.…

Evolved Owls ready to pass on the torch

The end of the semester not only means finals for the Temple Student Government executives, but it also signifies the parting of ways of Student Body President Raysean Hogan, Vice President of Academic Affairs Priya Patel and Juan Galeano, the vice president of Student Affairs and student body president-elect.…

‘Plague of our generation’

It was just a fleeting thought on Shiv Sethi’s mind at 12 a.m. last Tuesday.But approximately 21 hours later, Sethi and his Alpha Kappa Lamba fraternity brothers organized an hour-long vigil for the 32 Virginia Tech students and faculty who were killed last Monday.…

May debut for upgraded Blackboard

Use of the Blackboard Learning System has significantly increased during the eight years it has been offered as a tool for Temple instructors and students, according to officials. The online course management system and classroom supplement, which was initially used by only 11 instructors, is now accessed by 3,557 instructors, according to data from a device that measures its use.…

A day to forget, 4/20 has police on the lookout

It’s not an extreme bicycle trick, but 420 may leave you face flat on the ground.The blurriest day of the year, April 20 – also known as 4/20 and 4:20 – is the not-so-well-kept code for April 20, National Pot Smokers Day.…

Diamond Dollars talks in progress

Diamond Dollars makes most students’ lives a bit easier. Instead of reaching into their pockets to buy food, textbooks or supplies on campus, they can easily pay with a swipe of their Owl Card.…

‘07 voter turnouts take a dip

Temple Student Government Elections Commissioner Seth Embry announced the results of the TSG election Monday, naming Juan Galeano TSG student body president. The candidates of the “Owl Potential” slate were sworn in by Parliamentarian Dorsey Spencer at the TSG general assembly meeting in Walk Auditorium in Ritter Hall Monday.…