Opinion

Time’s up tobacco: enter Redbull

Big Tobacco, your time is up. You had your crack at America’s youth for the past 50 years. Whether it was through Joe Camel or those trendy magazine ads, you covertly appealed to the youth of this nation though an advertising blitz the likes of which capitalism had never seen.…

Celeb-watching might be inescapable

When I was younger, the concept of hobbies was so simple: Sports activities, social functions and TV shows made the top of most people’s hobby lists. However, in this new age of TV channels devoted to fame and celebrity lifestyles, a new hobby has emerged – celebrity watching.…

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.…