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Child Whoopee

Everybody has fond memories of middle school. Making new friends. Getting involved in activities. Obtaining your first batch of birth control pills. Last Wednesday, a committee in Portland, Maine, ensured that this sacred tradition would continue by voting to make prescription birth control available to students at King Middle School, granted they have parental permission to be treated at the school’s health center.…

Grade Keepers

We all remember the immense trepidation we felt those years in elementary school when our teachers sent home our report cards. We knew that there would be no way to intercept the foreboding letters from our parents’ punishing eyes.…

Raised Profile

As Temple Owls, we’re in good company. When the university announced it had added a number of new tenure-track professors in the last year, we cheered. It’s wonderful that the university has the clear academic vision – not to mention the endowment – necessary to attract top-notch talent away from the Ivies and other highly-regarded universities in the country.…

Swept Away

That was quick. After waiting 14 years to return to the playoffs, the Phillies won the National League East Division on the final day of the regular season last Sunday. The city, basking in the glory of a long-awaited postseason berth, was overcome with Phillies Phever.…

Coming Home

There was a time when being a Temple student was something to overcome. It was at some point under the Peter Liacouras presidency in the 1980s that the shift began. Still, no time has it been clearer that Temple is distancing itself from its second tier status of the past than now, during the most active Homecoming Week in school history.…

Txt Cnsrd

We love our text messaging. As the technology has evolved, we not only exchange frivolous banter with our friends, but we also get news updates, weather forecasts and movie showtimes from the beaming screen of our thin, mobile beauties.…

Hard Labor

Philadelphia is a pro-labor town. There’s no denyingthroughout the last 150 years,our city has been a friend to unions, and, for the most part, unions have given back. So it shouldn’t really be a surprise that in the last few weeks, the city has seen more than its share of protest on behalf of workers both unionized and not.…

No Class

What were they thinking? That, undoubtedly, was the question that a lot of faculty and administrative members at Central Connecticut State University asked when the school’s student newspaper, The Recorder, published a controversial comic in its Sept.…

Over Educated

Student aid legislation is headline politicking. It is supposed to be leaders helping us learn. In that game of one-upsmanship, Congress came up big when it passed the largest increase in federal student aid since 1944’s landmark G.I.…

Without Bernard

It is a souring experience to approach a checkout counter with a smile, only to have it not be reciprocated. Customer service workers propagate the mentality that customers should treat others as they would like to be treated.…