Award-winning. Captivating. Reliable.
Sorry, chances are those qualities don’t describe your new roommate.
But The Temple News is all of the above and certainly worth a read – in your first days on campus and beyond.
The weekly publication, which hits news stands every Tuesday, is your means of keeping up with what’s going on in your new city, your new neighborhood, your new home.
Written, edited and produced by and for students just like you, The Temple News brought home 11 collegiate press awards handed out last spring by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. Seven of those awards were first-place honors.
We must be doing something right.
So give us a chance. We guarantee there’s something in The Temple News for you. In this issue alone, you’ll find a music and museum guide to the city, fall sports teams’ schedules and the top 10 things you should know about Temple.
In its 85th year, The Temple News covers just about everything.
Last year, we provided breaking news coverage of SEPTA’s strike and subsequently offered alternative ways for students to get to and from campus.
We followed the retirement of now-departed university President David Adamany, the election of Temple Student Government’s representatives and the hiring and introduction of new president Ann Weaver Hart.
We were there for the final season of men’s basketball coach John Chaney’s storied career and candidly followed the search for his replacement.
But if news and sports aren’t for you, just take a peek inside. Our features sections are more than just celebrity gossip and CD reviews (but we have those, too, in case you’re interested).
We have reported on finding your religion at college, the arrival of paintball at Temple and which Hollywood hot shots have their roots firmly planted in Philadelphia.
And finally, if you’re reading this editorial, you’ve found your way to our opinion pages. While here, you’ll be challenged continually on a number of issues stemming from ethical dilemmas like stem cell research to fluffier topics like the struggle to find affordable textbooks.
The Temple News is a watchdog. It’s here to serve you. So pick it up and give it a read.
Unless, of course, you want the source of your on-campus news to be your roommate. (Good luck with that forced, awkward relationship, by the way.)