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Short SighTed

Great things are happening at Temple. In the last 10 years, the university has transitioned from a commuter college where few developers would dare to invest to an enlivened campus where life continues long after the school day has ended.…

Delayed Justice

A 71-year-old was charged with murder earlier this month. But William Barnes hasn’t fired the gun that Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham is labeling a murder weapon since Nov. 27, 1966.…

Sept. 11 Released

When it happened, we vowed never to forget. So far, we’ve kept that promise. Forgetting the horrific attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, seems to be about the worst way we could dishonor the near 3,000 people that died in the three attacks.…

Golden Steps

Lincoln Financial Field bubbled with activity as Temple football fans showed up hours before game time to tailgate prior to the Owls’ season opener against Navy Friday night. This is how it should always be.…

Sober Learning

The recent Facebook campaign to lower the drinking age to 18 may seem novel, with students uniting behind a common cause, but its supporters may not have fully considered their position.…

Fresh Service

Temple University is a part of Philadelphia. Not the other way around. That’s why Saturday’s inaugural FreshServe, a community service day designed to give students – particularly freshmen – the opportunity to learn the value of community service, was such an important event at Temple.…

Starting Advice

When you’re heading to college, there’s no shortage of advice from parents, teachers or relatives. Waiting through the summer between high school and college is enough to make the most confident of students – not to mention their parents – feel uneasy.…

Hot Spot

As the early 90s Nickelodeon show states, “Welcome Freshmen!” You have arrived at Temple University’s campus at an exciting time of change and opportunity. Now is one of the best times to be entering this institution, as you have facilities and services available to you that have never before been offered.…

Sneaker Culture: New York VS. Philadelphia

Philly has Sneaker Villa. New York has Niketown. Philly has UBiq and a handful of skate shops and shoe boutiques. New York has Soho. In the City of Brotherly Love, sneaker affection comes close, but can’t compare to New York’s kicks.…

Historical Treasure

Most who have visited this treasured collection recognize it by the young man holding a lantern near the entrance. Or they remember feeling the cover of the 1932 edition of “Lincoln the Unkown” by Dale Carnegie, which was made from the skin of a black man who was lynched.Yet that treasure, the Charles L.…