Opinion

Crichton’s questions lead to environmental caution

In the minds of many Americans, science is less than reliable. Recently, advocates for intelligent design have made huge strides in grappling with evolution, and now, it seems that the environmental movements of the past few decades are being questioned as well.…

Local flavor fizzles while suburbanites flock Philly

I grew up in Philadelphia – home of the Liberty Bell, Elfreth’s Alley, and most importantly, soft pretzels and cheesesteaks. Philadelphia is one of America’s most historical cities. However, the residents are not exactly standing in lines to see those historical sights.…

Success reflects fulfillment, not accomplishments

To all outward appearances, Lewis Gordon is a success. The Temple philosophy professor’s resume boasts universities like Purdue, Brown, and Yale. He finds time to be a part of Temple’s religion department and direct institutes of social concepts.…

State legislators undervalued, not underpaid

There aren’t many who wouldn’t give themselves a raise if offered the opportunity. But there has been an uproar of disapproval since Pennsylvania’s state legislature did just that nearly three months ago.…

Vulnerable U.S. cities still beg for action

“Hurricane Katrina was terrible.” The words of Gene C. Ulmer, a professor of geology at Temple, are nothing new since late August. As the death toll in the Gulf Coast region reaches 1,000, it is important to become aware of other communities in the U.S.…

Won’t you be my neighbor?

To some, John DiMino, who holds a doctorate in psychology, may seem out of place pulling weeds and spreading mulch in the windless heat of a North Philadelphia morning. Working up a sweat, the director of Tuttleman Counseling Services feels right at home.…

Love, hate for U.S. overseas

When Temple sends their students abroad for study programs, it is inevitable that they will be exposed to different cultures and faced with increasingly muddled opinions of the United States. Much of the world holds two distinct opinions; one for American political life and another for American culture.…

Cosby enhances race talks

Talking about race in mixed company is uncomfortable. Talking about the problems that exist within one race in front of mixed company is just unacceptable – or so I’ve seen. Last May, Bill Cosby made headlines for criticizing the low-income blacks.…

Drastic UDC changes might ensure fairness

It might have happened to you. From time to time, students get caught doing something that isn’t considered becoming of a member of the Temple community. Even I, a distinguished Temple News writer, have made some mistakes in my short tenure here.…

Free speech online comes with necessary evils

The Internet has grown up quite a bit since terms like the World Wide Web became common phrases. The dream child of countless technology wizards is responsible for speeding knowledge and information, breaking cultural barriers and connecting people together in more ways than ever before.…