Opinion

Deadlines not just for students

Some Temple students remember receiving a letter in the summer of 2004 informing them that the apartments in the Strawbridge’s building on 11th and Filbert streets would not be ready in time.…

Pop music a happy outlet

My friends are really excited about fall this year. Not because they’re academically minded individuals and they’re eager to return to learning, or because they have a penchant for pumpkin carving and leaf raking.…

Forget fear, dare to travel

Amid the arrest of 21 alleged British terrorists, heightened security alerts, and stricter security regulations at airports, I am organizing my flat in the hometown of the terrorists: London. Do the arrests of these men, suspected of involvement in the plot to plant bombs on transatlantic flights bound for the U.S., faze me?…

Appreciating our university’s losses

Despite persistent partings at any institution, some years are worse than others. Mark this semester as one of the more painful for Temple. In January, The Temple News reported that the chairman of Temple’s Board of Trustees, Howard Gittis, was retiring.…

Celebrity support wanes

Although many Temple graduates have moved on to be successful in their field of study, only a handful of the university’s more famous alumni have a direct association with the university.…

Benefits and nuisances: Everyday you’ll have both

On Monday, Feb. 13, I began the day by stubbing my toe on my bed, before falling over while putting one leg into a fresh pair of boxer briefs. That was the first of 14 such annoyances that happened to me that day.…

Support the troops, not pure nationalism

It’s no surprise that Americans have been questioning U.S. presence in Iraq for a long time now. No one can maintain the interest – forget the support – of Americans for more than a few months.…

Life not a ‘quick fix’ for youths

Every month, I receive two or three letters from him. Sometimes the tone of the letters exhibit strength, and others, regrets. He lives his life behind bars at the Graterford Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania.My cousin, Antoine Saunders, was convicted of robbery and murder of a student who attended the University of Pennsylvania.…