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Thanksgiving homes away from home

In 1621, a group of merry pilgrims in buckled shoes and kindly Native Americans in colorful headdresses sat down together to share a sumptuous turkey feast in Plymouth, Mass. Or so goes the long-perpetuated stereotype of the first Thanksgiving Day, which according to senior Sarah Mumma, “is a whole bunch of lies anyway.” Lies or not, the tradition of Thanksgiving continues today.…

Uncommon Service

Dodging into a Humvee in an attempt to avoid stray shrapnel and bullets is a rare experience for many college students, but Andrew Flint, a junior economics major, had to do it everyday while he served in the National Guard in Iraq.…

Art exhibition comes to Temple

Every year coyotes from northern New York State find their way to Manhattan by riding on trucks. Once they find solace in the greens of Central Park, they are captured and caged, or sent back to a more natural setting.…

Trustees OK Student Center’s name

The Student Center will no longer have the distinction of being one of the only buildings on campus without an official name. The Board of Trustees recently announced that the Student Center has been renamed for Howard Gittis, a Temple benefactor and former chairman of the Board.…

Chair: Religious diversity is critical

In a religiously tense world, the last thing students need is a religiously tense classroom – at least according to Temple’s religion department. “We all care very much about talking across religious differences,” said Rebecca Alpert, religion department chair.…

Program aims to teach better saving habits

Financial problems arise in almost every demographic in the country, but some groups are more susceptible than others. In order to combat this, the U.S. Department of Labor has created a two-day program to be held Nov.…

Assembly sheds traditional ‘get down to business’ approach

Temple Student Government Speaker Ieshia Nelson wanted to do something special to acknowledge the success of Homecoming 2006 last month. Two days after the Temple football team defeated Bowling Green and the hip-hop band The Roots performed at McGonigle Hall, Nelson asked every TSG member to rise to their feet during the Oct.…

Letter signals change at Edge

Since the opening of The Edge at Avenue North, College Park Communities, the former management company of the building, has heard more complaints about the structure than compliments. Now, The Edge, located at 1600 N.…

Voters focus on Iraq war, immigration

The line between local and national party politics was blurred during last Tuesday’s midterm election as Democrats seized control of both congressional houses, delivering a blow to the 12-year Republican majority.…