Opinion

Back those hopefuls who’ll run for office

When her talk show debuted in 1986, no one suspected Oprah Winfrey would become the richest, the most powerful and arguably the most beloved woman in the country – maybe even the world.…

Colleges should can early-admissions programs

Good riddance. Harvard University, Princeton University, and The University of Virginia have gotten rid of early admissions and it’s time for other schools to follow suit. For those of us who don’t remember the college admission process like it was yesterday, early admission students apply months in advance to universities.…

Construction dust could cloud our neighborhood

With all of the development popping up around campus, it’s easy to forget about the structures – physical and societal – that have existed in this area long before anyone considered morphing Temple into a residential campus.…

Have faith (and some religious tolerance)

There’s more than one way to eat a Reese’s. These words are familiar in our minds. We know the commercial. We picture ourselves taking a bite into our own peanut-butter cup with personal style.…

Diversity sells but its value is missing in the marketing

We’re the most colorful campus, Temple proclaims on the pages of an owl-covered brochure. Percentages and statistics dominate the appeal, as Temple remains the eighth most diverse university in the country, according to a Princeton Review survey.…

There’s no age limit on will to learn

When I was in middle school, one of the many things I could count on from my mother was that, despite her blaring alarm clock and my knocking on her door, she just would not wake up in the morning to make my lunch.…

Think books are a bore? Think again

The clock’s digital display glowed 2:13 a.m. I was pulling yet another one of my infamous all-nighters at the TECH Center. I sat in Starbucks, nursing a non-fat pumpkin spice latte and reclining in a cozy armchair with my feet propped up on a nearby ottoman.…

Water you waiting for? Conserve!

Finally, my hard work and dedication have paid off, and I’ve landed my dream internship. Every time I walk to work in Center City, I cannot help but feel like a real professional, fitting in with the rest of the working world making its way to work on an early weekday morning.…

Luxury won’t guarantee anydorm memories

One of my favorite things about heading back to school is moving into my new place and meeting my new neighbors. While starting new classes can be stressful and buying books is downright painful, there is nothing like a new dorm or apartment to make it all seem a little less daunting.…