As 2014 draws to a close, we review chronologically the top 10 Lifestyle stories that impacted students, alumni and the university as a whole.
Edinger-Turoff’s article provides an in-depth look at student strippers at Temple, including reasons why some students are enticed to strip.
Holleran contacted students who have sought health services at Temple and took a look at what it’s like to attend university while battling a mental illness. The article reveals that students’ satisfaction with Temple’s health services varies.
Graduate civil engineering student Huner Anwer walked roughly 120 miles in what is known as the Kurdish Exodus when he was just five years old. Now in his mid-twenties, Anwer pledges to spread awareness of unjust happenings in the Middle East.
Meneko Spigner McBeth, a nurse at Temple University Hospital, tapped in to her Japanese roots to create her wasabi ginger chip flavor, the million dollar winner of Frito-Lays 2014 Do Us A Flavor Contest. McBeth went on to win the contest in October.
NBC Anchor Brian Williams accepted the 2014 Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award this fall. The distinguished broadcast journalist spoke to The Temple News before holding a Q&A session in Tomlinson Theater.
Anne Ha, a 2009 Temple graduate from the School of Media and Communication, reflects on her life since she was diagnosed with stomach cancer in June. Though doctors discovered the rare illness early its in development, it has forever altered her diet, body and lifestyle.
Scott’s article shares the journey of Temple alumni Sandy Ferlanie and Christine Donato, who assisted in the overturning of Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban and, after 18 years, were able to marry in October 2012.
Babian uncovered the stories of Omobolanle Adisa and Adrienne Tingba, two international Temple students from Nigeria and Liberia, respectively. The students and their families were greatly impacted by the outbreak of the Ebola virus and by the university’s enacted policy to limit student travel to certain African countries.
After three unsuccessful attempts at pledging a fraternity, theater and french major Joshua Decker saw a need to create a fraternity that would be more accepting of gay, bi-sexual and transgender men.
Edinger-Turoff’s piece closely examines the lives of Temple students who identify as genderqueer and the difficulties they and other students face on a day-to-day basis to feel safe, comfortable and accepted.