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Burglary up in res. halls, report says

Student sues after beatdown

String of burglaries in 1300 contributed to on-campus rise.

Student required 200 stitches after June incident at the shore.

ALI WATKINS The Temple News


The annual Crime and Safety Report released by the university on Sept. 30 showed a jump in the number of burglaries on campus, including on-campus student housing, between 2011 and 2012. Acting Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said the rise reflects multiple burglaries by a university employee at the 1300 residence hall during Summer 2012. The incidents occurred while the Residence Hall was being used to host non-university affiliated conference guests that summer, Leone said. Guests were notified and the employee was fired. “After the employee’s termination, the incidents stopped,” Leone said in an email. Outside of the incidents at 1300, the university saw a slight increase in on-campus incidents, up from only four in 2011 to 11 in 2012. Of those eleven, Leone said, three resulted in arrests and one was exceptionally cleared. The remaining incidents were not solved and mostly involved theft of materials from classrooms. Leone said a renewed focus on ID cards at building entrances has helped keep burglary rates low at on-campus facilities. “We did a lot of tightening up with the IDs,” Leone said.


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The men’s crew team opens its season this weekend at the Navy Day Regatta. PAGE 18 | KARA MILSTEIN TTN

With city crisis, a debate about PILOTs Some are arguing for Temple and other nonprofits to make payments to city in lieu of taxes. cently, a school district parent at a School Reform Commission meeting in September said it was time to look at universities and Philadelphia’s public schools are in a hospitals that are tax-exempt, the Inquirer state of crisis. The school district is running reported last month. Temple has never paid a PILOT to the a $300 million deficit and the city had to ascity and university officials maintain that sure the district that it could come up with the services Temple provides the city are $50 million so schools could open on time greater than anything a payment would last month. bring to the city. While the district’s dire “There’s a lot that Temple To pay or not to pay? fiscal outlook is nothing provides itself without receivRevisiting a city tax debate. new, it has generated specing city services,” said Ken ulation that the city could Lawrence, senior vice presiask nonprofits like Temple to make paydent for government, community and public ments in lieu of taxes, or PILOTs, to create affairs. “That’s not even touching the volunanother revenue stream for the city. Randi Weingarten, president of the Amer- teer contributions that we make through our ican Federation of Teachers, has gone after students, through our employees. “Temple makes a vast contribution, the tax exemptions, calling on the city to tell which we can’t even quantify, that would nonprofits to pay their fair share. More re-

SEAN CARLIN The Temple News

be far beyond any PILOT or property tax,” Lawrence said. Though Temple declined to comment in favor of or against the PILOTs, Ken Kaiser, interim chief financial officer and treasurer, said the impacts of the payments would leave the university with two options: raise revenue or cut from the budget. He said cutting the budget would be tough because it has already been slashed in recent years and warned that the other option could come out of students’ pockets. “Raising revenue generally comes down


The PILOT hypocrisy The burden of paying back Philadelphia’s massive debt should fall on the city, not nonprofits. PAGE 5 EDITORIAL A closer look at the PILOT issue.


video of a Temple student being violently beaten by Atlantic City police and mauled by a K-9 dog this past summer has gained national attention after the student filed suit against the officers in federal court. David Castellani, a junior media studies major, suffered gruesome injuries as a result of the incident, including a crushed spinal column, dog bites to his face and neck and numbness to the skull. Castellani needed more than 200 stitches, according to the complaint filed in federal court. Castellani, a 20-year-old Linwood, N.J., native, was arrested the morning of June 15 after being kicked out of the Tropicana Casino & Resort for being underage. According to the complaint, Castellani was drunk at the time of the incident. The complaint states that Castellani asked the officers for help finding his friends when they began taunting and mocking him before ordering him to cross the street. Castellani declined to speak to The Temple News about the incident, citing the ongoing legal proceedings. Castellani’s lawyer in the civil suit, Jennifer Bonjean, called the incident an “egregious abuse” of police power. Bonjean


For aspiring bands, an online source for funding Kickstarter, other websites, help musicians raise money through crowdsourcing. DAVID ZISSER The Temple News What do you expect from a $1,000 dinner? Crowdsourcing, an entity that blew up on the website Kickstarter but has extended to other sites such as Gofundme and Pledgemusic, is a concept that allows bands to ask fans to “pledge” certain amounts of money, generally used to fund a new record, in exchange for prizes. Lower tier prizes, which usually require a pledge of roughly $10, generally include a preorder for the artist’s upcoming release. However, backers often have the opportunity to pay sums of four, sometimes five figures in order to engage in activities with bands, including, but not limited to: dinner dates, trips to Disney World, private basement shows and pizza parties. In addition to musicians, crowdsourcing has gained a great amount of traction with inventors,

video game studios, directors and a plethora of other creative types. Philadelphia’s own Pizza Brain, the world’s first pizza museum, was funded through Kickstarter. Since April 2009, Kickstarter has brought the concept of crowdsourcing to the forefront of the Internet. Its role in music, however, is still up for debate. “They use it more to try and make their dreams reality than accomplish realistic goals, especially in band settings,” 21-year-old Berklee College of Music student Zac Suskevich said. Suskevich is a veteran of several bands, notably a female-fronted hardcore punk quintet known as Cerce and a My Bloody Valentineinfluenced dream-pop act Burglary Years. In addition to touring extensively, Cerce has released a 7-inch that’s well into its second pressing. On the opposite end of the coin, crowdsourcing is allowing smaller PATRICIA MADEJ TTN bands to record records with producers and in studios that would otherwise be out of their price range. As Kickstarter continues to gain steam, this is becoming remark-


Dan Keplinger showed his personal documentary, “King Gimp,” at Tyler. | ERIC DAO TTN

Artist inspires students at Tyler visit Dan Keplinger, who’s living with cerebral palsy, showed his documentary at Tyler. ALEXA BRICKER The Temple News One day, artist Dan Keplinger decided he would take a trip to Trader Joe’s to buy his wife orchids, her favorite flower. “It took him four hours to get himself to the store to get that flower for me and bring it home,” Dena Keplinger said of her husband. “He would go to such depths to do that for me.”

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New parking rules block students Former TV executive teaches

Band tours using university grant

Local residents petition Philadelphia Parking Authority to require a residential pass to park on some off-campus streets. PAGE 2

Jim McKairnes teaches TV A to Z, where he shows students secret and failed show pilots to evaluate. PAGE 7

Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five expanded its musical career with a tour. PAGE 9

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Dan Keplinger, a Baltimore native, is living with cerebral palsy. He contracted CP at birth after having been pronounced stillborn. His wife jokes that with a little bit of the nurses’ TLC, he was able to come back to life. Though he was born with the condition, which makes everyday tasks like brushing teeth and eating difficult, he has the spirit of a fighter. This became the inspiration for his nickname and the name of his documentary, “King Gimp.” Keplinger relied on his wife to help him communicate due to the effects of CP on his speech. “My brother and I lived in a house at the top of the hill, and I would always be home,”



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Bobby Seale, the co-founder of the Black Panther Party and a former professor at the university, gave a speech at Paley Library Thursday, Oct. 3. Seale is one of many historic figures associated with the African-American Studies Department, which is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its doctoral program. ONLINE

An SUV owned by Facilities Management caught fire in the basement of Kardon Atlantic Apartments Wednesday, Oct. 2. No damage to the building was reported.




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Morgan residents cited more for booze Code of Conduct. “If the resident assistants need support, the Temple Police will respond,” Leone said. “This initiative gives the resident assistant and resident director the opportunity to enforce alcohol EDWARD violations in their buildings.” BARRENCHEA When students enter the The Temple News main lobby intoxicated, they Morgan Hall has had a run the risk of being stopped by high share of underage drink- security. Procedure then calls ing since its opening, for security officers to turn over CRIME with a total of nine the incident to Temple Police to incidents since the handle. Leone cited this process beginning of the semester – the as another reason why Morgan most out of any of the residence Hall received so much attention in the crime logs. halls. “Unfortunately, whenever Acting Executive Direcwe stop someone at the desk, tor of Campus Safety Services the location of the residence Charlie Leone said the inhall is used for reporting the ofcreased activity may only seem fense,” he said. high because of the sheer numDespite ber of students livaggressive poing inside. licing by Tem“Morgan, in ple police and particular, added front desk seover 1,200 more curity officers, students,” Leone some students said. “So, there said security will be a natural at Morgan increase in the Hall and other number of reportr e s i d e n tial ed incidents.” housing are Johnson Hall not properly has had four incichecking bags dents, Hardwick for alcohol. Hall had two. “ T h e y White Hall and Alexander Kinter / education kind of just 1300 have each felt my bag had six and 1940 to make sure there weren’t any has had one. Temple Towers rebottles of alcohol,” Miriah Silported none. Leone said Temple police vestri, a freshman biology mahave a strong partnership with jor, said. “I think they can do University Housing and Resi- better, because I know people dential Life. When resident as- have brought alcohol in before.” Alexander Kinter, a freshsistants examine complaints of man film and education major, students seen carrying alcohol, said security measures are only or if students are throwing loud enforced during peak times of parties, they will recommend

CSS opens substation, takes preventative measures at new residence hall.

Sorority recruitment sees rising trend in recent years. BRIAN TOM The Temple News

“If anyone

wanted to bring alcohol inside of a dorm, it would be pretty easy to do it during the begining of the week.

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Football player’s charges dropped Funt said the complaintant made statements denouncing sexual relations with football players and did not want appear to be a “football groupie.” After the prosecution anCINDY STANSBURY nounced the withdrawal of the JOHN MORITZ case, Martin-Oguike’s father The Temple News emotionally huged Funt, saying Former football player “God bless you.” Martin-Oguike was susPraise Martin-Oguike had all pended from the both the footcharges against him dropped ball team and the university yesterday, Oct. 7, following the the first day of his incident in trial for a 2012 inMay, 2012. cident in which he “Praise was accused of raphas been ing a woman in his kicked out of 1940 dorm room. school, his Judge Denis scholarships Cohen was expectstripped from ed to rule on the him, made a defense’s motion to pariah,” Funt admit texts between said. “His life Martin-Oguike Praise Martin-Oguike / former was turned and the complainstudent upside-down tant into evidence. because of it, because of what Instead, Assistant District Atwe always contested were untorney Christina Pastrana anfound allegations based on an nounced that the commonwealth innocent kid.” would withdraw all charges. Ray Betzner, a university Martin-Oguike’s attorney spokesman, declined to comJames Funt argued in a moment on the outcome of the case. tions hearing on Sept. 26 that In a statement released the texts proved the complainthrough his lawyer, Martintant had a motive in accusing Oguike did not say whether or Martin-Oguike of rape, and that not he would attempt to return the two had previous romantic

Praise Martin-Oguike didn’t say if he’d return to Temple.

“I do not know

what the future holds for me and I [will] make those decisions soon.


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Cones mark changes in parking rules near Main Campus. Several blocks have petitioned to require residential permits to park on streets, blocking many students.| SASH SCHAEFFER TTN

Parking regs. block students Residents petition to require permits to park on certain blocks off-campus. CINDY STANSBURY The Temple News A change in parking regulations on certain blocks offcampus has created headaches for student drivers in another sign of the conflicting relations of student renters and local residents.

Two-hour parking limitations without a residential permit have been put in place to many of the streets surrounding the university as a result of petitions signed by the streets’ permanent residents. The Philadelphia Parking Authority would not disclose information on the locations of permit restrictions In order to successfully petition for a residential permit requirement, residents must go to the Philadelphia Parking Authority and gather signatures from 70 percent of the block’s permanent residents, Marty

O’Rourke, a spokesperson for the parking authority, said. After gaining enough signatories, residents must then have their request signed by their City Council representative. City Council President Darrell Clarke’s office, whose Fifth District includes Temple’s Main Campus and the North Central District where a large portion of students live, declined to comment for this story. While the process takes into account the wishes of a block’s


After a record-setting year in Greek recruitment in 2012, this year’s rush week saw numbers drop slightly, GREEK resulting in the recruitment of 234 new sorority members and approximately 130 fraternity members. Temple’s Greek life has been experiencing an overall surge of interest in the registry of recruits for the Fall 2013 term. Student Activities’ data shows a doubling in registry during recruitment week, from 216 in Fall 2008 to 440 in 2013. “In the last few years, interest in joining a Panhellenic sorority has increased tremendously,” Temple’s Associate Director of Student Affairs Veronica Hunter said. “Many of the fraternities and sororities showcase their organizations in a variety of different ways, which might also attract students to these groups.” Bid Day, when fraternities and sororities offer formal invitations, signaled the end of recruitment week. Of the 415 registered, 234 women were offered bids to join one of the four Panhellenic sororities on campus. Data is still being compiled for Interfraternity Council fraternities, however preliminary numbers provided by Student Activities show that IFC fraternities have added 40 new mem-


Prof. explores oil spills in deep sea Erik Cordes studies the effect of Deep Water Horizon spill on deep-sea corals. CAITLIN KACZYNSKI The Temple News Late in August 2012, a week before the beginning of the fall semesSCIENCE & TECH ter, Erik Cordes found himself and his team in the eye of a hurricane. The crew, who was on its boat in the Gulf of Mexico, got caught inside Hurricane Isaac. The high seas and rolling waves were an unusual laboratory for a researcher from Temple’s urban campus, but the crew pulled through, and Cordes once again returned to a more traditional research setting at Main Campus. For the past three years, Cordes, a professor in the biology department who specializes in deep-sea ecology, has spent his summers in the Gulf of Mexico studying the effects of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill. Cordes, along with collaborators from around the country as well as some of his students, studies the effects of the spill on deep-sea coral. Cordes chooses a select number of students to go to the Gulf of Mexico based on

their area of study and seniority. Cordes said he tries to get as many students involved as possible because he believes in hands-on research. “It is fun to take someone who perhaps has never left Pennsylvania and throw them on a ship and take them 100 miles offshore,” Cordes said. “It is really amazing to see the change in them and watch them experience something for the first time.” This past summer, Cordes’ team investigated the response of deep-sea coral to oil and dispersant exposure. Danielle Young, a Ph.D. ecology student who went with Cordes to the Gulf of Mexico last summer, spoke about the elaborate technology used during the trip. “We spent a large time at sea exploring parts of the deep ocean never before seen,” she said. “We use models to predict where deep sea coral reefs may be and then sent down these remotely operated vehicles, which are controlled from the ship, to depths that humans cannot tolerate, and explored, took photographs, videos and samples.” Cordes said the findings he and his team worked on are in the process of being published, and thus declined to disclose them.



Erik Cordes stands on a deep-sea sub used for his research in the Gulf of Mexico| COURTESY ERIK CORDES




Burglary up in res. halls, report says

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oil spill, the team has found that some of the organisms have survived better than others, while some have been overgrown by other organisms. Because the coral is so fragile, Cordes said it is too risky to try to remove the oil from it. Cordes and his collaborators have not received any awards for their efforts. They have, however, gotten some publicity, which they used to their advantage, he said. Cordes said he has taken this opportunity to address the public about the deep sea, the fact that there are deep sea corals and to help promote the research that is happening here at Temple. “Temple is an active research university and it deserves to be recognized,” Cordes said. Caitlin Kaczynski can be reached at caitlin.kaczynski@temple.edu.

Student says car was moved by cops PARKING PAGE 2 permanent residents, students who rent apartments or houses in short-term periods often find their input left out. “There’s issues with the residential parking permits because your car has to be registered at that address and your driver’s license has to be at that address,” O’Rourke said. Junior French major Chelsea Robinson said the change in regulations in areas west of campus represents the everpresent cultural rift between local residents and students. “I see why they do it,” she said. “They feel like their home has been overrun by rowdy college kids.” Senior advertising major Drew Carfara said that while they are in the interests of the community, parking permits put students in a difficult spot between finding off-campus and on-campus lots. “I think the parking permits are necessary. That being said, the university could do a better job providing more parking options for students,” he said Robinson said the university’s parking fees are overpriced and beyond the average student’s budget, often forcing them to find parking elsewhere. “No college student has [hundreds of dollars] lying around, and I know I definitely don’t want to ask my parents for it,” Robinson said of the rates. Robinson, like many other students, found that her only option for parking has become the streets much further from Main Campus and its surrounding areas. She said she has had to park her vehicle as far away as 19th and Diamond streets. “It’s frustrating when I have to park so far away that I feel my safety and the security of my car is being compromised,” she said. At the beginning of the school year, Temple lowered parking rates for students and faculty from $360 per semester to $240. The change came after the university finished construction on the parking garage on

Montgomery Avenue, a fourfloor facility. The university said the decision to lower on-campus parking rates was made to discourage students from parking in the already crowded streets off-campus. “We wanted to do what we could to reduce [costs for student parking] and at the same time be good neighbors,” Rich Rummer, the associate vice president for business services told The Temple News in September. In addition to the regulations, some students have also said police in the 22nd District moved their cars to far away spots after a day of construction notices. Kelsey Dubinsky, a junior photojournalism major said her car was moved by police from Montgomery in between 17th and Willington streets, to a new spot on 22nd and Montgomery streets. “They were really rude” Dubinsky said. “They said it was our fault because the signs were up, but they didn’t give most students enought time.” Dubinsky said she and another student were told that their cars would be parked within a four block radius, but when she searched it wasn’t there. Police then gave her a number to call and told her they didn’t have their own records, she said. Dubinsky said she doesn’t know how her car was moved, but said police told her it was done so because they were placing a plaque for a fallen officer in front of the station along Montgomery Street. A spokeswoman for the 22nd District said PPA moved cars only if they were parked in construction zones, but declined to give further details. Cindy Stansbury can be reached at tud08858@temple.edu. EDITOR’S NOTE: Kelsey Dubinsky has previously contributed to The Temple News as a photographer. She took no part in the editorial process of this article.


Cordes said the team located affected corals in the vicinity of the ruptured well’s base and his team is trying to understand what exactly damaged them and how to prevent it in the future. About six miles southwest of the oil spill, Cordes said the team found deep sea corals covered in a mysterious black substance. It was later discovered that this substance was oil from the oil spill. Cordes was asked by the government to research the habitats in the area of the spill. Even though his excursions and research are governmentally funded, Cordes said the government shutdown has no effect on him because the money is already reserved at Temple for the research. Cordes said he plans on returning to the Gulf in Summer 2014. In the years spent tracking and studying the effects of the

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Sisterhoods slow growth RECRUITMENT PAGE 2 bers. “I think we have been advertising it a lot more,” Ember Schaeffer of Alpha Epsilon Phi, said. “Before, we had little events for just the Greeks, but now we have more events over the campus for non-Greeks.” Schaeffer, a senior public relations major who transferred to Temple in 2010, said getting involved in Greek life at Temple was one of the first things she explored. “Usually, it’s like you have to know about Greek life before you get to Temple, but now you see it all over the campus,” Schaeffer said. According to the National Panhellenic Council, the growing numbers at Main Campus are not a local phenomenon. The NPHC’s statistical report showed a national spike in recruitment numbers in 2009. During that year, there were 90,704 new members at more than 654 campuses across the

country. Since 2009, national recruitment to fraternities of Panhellenic, NPHC, Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council and others have also been experiencing an annual increase in recruitment. This recent trend to pledge, some said, is a result of media exposure. “I feel like more students are interested in Greek life than ever,” Temple’s IFC president Sean Casey said. “It’s been largely popularized through movies and other media. I mean, ‘Monsters University’ was about joining a fraternity, and that’s a kid’s movie, so obviously Greek life is trending.” Overall though, this year’s total recruitment for sororities on campus was 440, which is lower than last year’s 481. Although lower in numbers, sorority recruitment is still significantly higher compared to past years. Temple University Pan-

hellenic Association President Lili Zheng said this might be because of an increasing student body. “I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the student body at Temple is getting larger,” Zheng said. “I work for undergraduate admissions and it’s really great to see our university grow bigger and bigger each year.” Zheng also attributed the rising trend in the students, who she said are looking for ways to get involved in a relatively large campus, making Temple feel more like home. Zheng said joining a sorority was one of the reasons that she remains at Temple today. “[It’s] why I stayed at Temple, because it helped me become involved and meet people who I honestly can’t picture my life without today,” Zheng said. Brian Tom can be reached at brian.tom@temple.edu.

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to one thing and that’s tuition,” Kaiser said. The city under Mayor Ed Rendell instituted a PILOT program in 1994 that at one point netted more than $9 million, but has dwindled since Rendell left office. “It was far more robust in the Rendell years than it is now,” said Ellen Kaplan, vice president and policy director of the Committee of 70, a government watchdog group based in Philadelphia. The program “certainly doesn’t have a whole lot of people who participate in it.” Kaplan said the idea of PILOTs has gained steam as cities crawl out of the recession. “The idea is something that has been gaining more and more traction around the country as all cities, especially coming out of the recession, look to any possible revenue streams,” she said. Philadelphia’s tax-exempt property represents more than 10 percent of the total property value in the city, according to a 2006 study from the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Though there hasn’t been changes to the way nonprofits are treated, the city is going to audit nonprofits next year to make sure they are living up to a nonprofit status, said Mark McDonald, Mayor Michael Nutter’s spokesman. Councilman Bill Green introduced legislation earlier this year that would require

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MONEY INDIRECTLY BROUGHT INTO PHILADELPHIA BY TEMPLE nonprofit entities to annually certify the tax-exempt status of nonprofit corporations and the tax-exempt status of the real estate they own. The legislation, which was signed by the mayor in June, potentially could affect universities, said Richard Doran, a spokesman for Green. But, Doran said, it depends on the results of their nonprofit certi-

fication with the city. Under the laws, nonprofit entities conducting commercial activity outside of their “charitable, religious or educational mission” on their property would be subject to property taxes on that real estate. “We’re just trying to make sure as much taxable income is brought in as possible,” Doran said. While comparing PILOT programs elsewhere, Lawrence referenced Boston, which received $23.2 million in payments during fiscal year 2013 – more than $6 million from Boston University alone. “You’re always going to find that Boston is kind of the PILOT place,” Lawrence said. “They get a lot of money from PILOTs.” The difference between the cities, however, is that Boston does not have a wage tax, which Lawrence said creates a different situation in Philadelphia. “There are other taxes that we’re paying in Philadelphia that Boston just doesn’t have,” he said. “The important thing is to consider the value that the eds and meds bring to the city of Philadelphia in terms of services beyond a PILOT.” Lawrence said.

Sean Carlin can be reached at sean.carlin@ temple.edu or follow on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.

“We’ve gotten better with our folks at the desks.” A new initiative to identify unlocked doors has also helped spread awareness, Leone said. If CSS finds an open door at an on-campus facility they will close the door and leave a hangtag on the handle, informing the resident that the door was unlocked, and reminding them to lock the door next time. Off-campus incidents saw a smaller increase, with only two added reports – from 2011’s single incident to 2012’s three. Leone said the consistency in low off-campus burglary numbers can be attributed to efforts by CSS to spread awareness to off-campus student residents. Leone said CSS stresses the importance of being a good neighbor as a way to stay secure off-campus. He also said CSS has focused on a new initiative to inform students of how to keep their belongings safe over extended breaks. Despite the high numbers, Leone said CSS is on track to keep burglary numbers low for 2013, which he said highlights the impact of the incident with a 1300 staff member. Comparing 2012 and 2013 through September, Leone said CSS has seen numbers return to normal. “We are showing burglary reductions of 76.19 percent and 92.86 percent for on-campus and residence halls respectively,” he said. “This really came down to an employee abusing his position in gaining access to unattended rooms and taking guests’ property. Once he was identified, swift action was taken.” Ali Watkins can be reached at ali.watkins@temple.edu or on Twitter @AliMarieWatkins.

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to the university or the football team. “I am grateful to all those who supported and believed in me at Temple, my home town and my church. This past 18 months has been the worst of my life but I always expected to be fully exonerated,” Martin-Oguike said. “I do not know what the future holds for me and I [will] make those decisions soon. For now I just want to spend time with my family as we process together everything that has happened to us.” Martin-Oguike recorded three tackles in two games at linebacker in the 2011 season. Kamal Johnson, a starting defensive tackle, is scheduled to begin trial tomorrow on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and false imprisonment. The Student Code of Conduct committee cleared Johnson’s case and he continues to attend school and play for the Owls. Former starting fullback Wyatt Benson has a preliminary hearing on Oct. 18 for assault charges in relation to an incident in April. John Moriitz and Cindy Stansbury can be reached at news@temple-news.com.


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When students sign up for vast increase still leaves some on-campus housing, safety is incidents in question. Students undoubtedly one of their top are attracted to – and pay handpriorities. Being greeted by a somely for – the allure of heightguard upon arened safety in onriving home and After a wave of on-campus campus housing. needing an ID to thefts, students should A student paying access the build- safeguard their belongings. $550 a month for ing contribute to an off-campus a feeling of security. However, apartment still pays thousands how much of that security is of dollars less than they would false in regard to personal prop- to live on-campus for a year. erty? While off-campus housing According to the Crime often gets a bad rap for burand Safety Report released last glary incidents, students living Monday, on-campus burglaries in on-campus housing should went up from four in 2011 to 27 take personal initiative to proin 2012. Sixteen of those 27 in- tect their own property. Laptop cidents were in residence halls. locks, safes and other security Acting Executive Director measures are worthy investof Public Safety Charlie Leone ments whether one lives on or said a majority of the increase in off campus. burglaries were due to a threeCampus Safety Services week spree in the 1300 resi- should be applauded for recogdence hall last summer. A now- nizing and putting a stop to the former employee gained access problem last summer. However to unattended rooms while the unusual the incident may have hall was being used by outside been, students living on-campus conference guests, Leone said. should still take greater ownerAlthough most of the jump ship over protecting personal can be tied to this incident, the property.


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A note about PILOTs Should Philadelphia’s non- trict crisis, other than a pledge profits, specifically tax-exempt to reevaluate tax-exempt propuniversities, be obligated to erties next year. compensate the city to help alWhile we recognize that leviate its massive debt? It’s a the city is not asking Temple question that for any payment in many in the the form of a PIIn this issue, we’re public are conLOT, we feel it is contributing to a city-wide important to considering in light of the financial discussion on nonprofit tax- tribute to the disexemption. crisis that has cussion at a time crippled the when it seems School District of Philadelphia. most relevant. On Sept. 26, the Inquirer In this issue, we are runpublished a front-page article ning a series of articles that raising the issue. It questioned show that the amount of revwhether or not the University enue an expansive PILOT proof Pennsylvania, along with the gram in the city would generate rest of the city’s universities, would be insignificant in the should offer the city a Payment face of the city’s budget shortin Lieu of Taxes – or PILOT – fall, the city’s broken tax code to make up for its tax-exempt poses a much greater issue than status. collecting donations from nonThe issue is complicated at profits and – most significantly Temple, as its status as a state- to Temple students – a PILOT related institution blurs the dis- from Temple would likely cause tinction between being a private the university to raise tuition or or public institution. The city cut programs. can only request – not require The question of whether or – payment and Temple hasn’t not universities should pay a PIcontributed any significant rev- LOT is borne out of a number of enue in the form of a PILOT city issues – mainly its inability since the program’s inception in to properly collect taxes. The 1994. PILOT question can’t be anThe city hasn’t laid out any swered without putting the issue plans to expand the PILOT pro- into proper context. We hope to gram in light of the school dis- provide that context.

CORRECTIONS An article that appeared in print on Oct. 1 titled “After crackdown, CSS steps back” incorrectly reported the number of alcohol violations in the previous two weeks. The number was 27, not 11. The article “Trustees to ask for more state funds,” printed on Oct. 1, misstated comments made by Assistant Vice President of University Communications Ray Betzner. Betzner compared the board’s request for more state funding with a request made by Penn State last week, saying the processes were similar, not the rate. Betzner clarified that Temple’s rate request would be lower than Penn State’s. The cutline of a photograph accompanying the article “With tragic death, a chance at life,” printed on Oct. 1, misspelled the last name of a non-Temple student who died at Kardon Atlantic Apartments. He is Landon Nuss, rather than Landon Duss. The Temple News strives to be a newspaper of record by printing factually correct and balanced articles. Accuracy is our business, so when a mistake is made, we’ll correct it as soon as possible. Anyone with inquiries about content in this newspaper can contact Editor-in-Chief Joey Cranney at editor@temple-news. com or 215.204.6737.

Oct. 9, 1969: Parking around Main Campus has been rough for decades. In 1969, over 150 parking tickets were handed out daily, mainly due to students parking in illegal spaces after permitted spots dried up. Forty-four years later, some students have complained that their cars have been moved by police without their consent.


Are grad students treated fairly? How should the university properly compensate graduate students? By The TUSGA Executive Board


hat do you call someone who stands in front of a class, gives lectures, leads discussions, grades papers and holds office hours? You would probably define that person as a teacher, who is an employee of the school, right? It sounds pretty simple. Unfortunately for graduate students across the country who do all of the above, the legal standing is less than clear. According to the most recent National Labor Relations Board decision in 2004, graduate students at Brown University were considered to be “primarily students,” and thus did not have the right to collectively bargain. Yet, some state laws permit collective bargaining at state universities. The NLRB has announced that it will review the 2004 decision in light of efforts to unionize graduate students at New York University. While this fight has taken on a national scope, Temple has one of the few graduate student unions in the country – and the only in Pennsylvania – the Tem-

ple University Graduate Student Association. As the school year starts for professors and students alike, TUGSA will be busy renegotiating our contract for the next four years. Amid tightening state budgets for education, this year will prove to be difficult, and we want to take this issue to the community and ask for support. As members of the Temple community, we want to stress that we do not view our struggle in isolation. The fact of the matter is that if you are a student at Temple, you have probably taken a class taught by or assisted by a graduate student. A full third of general education classes are taught by graduate students acting as either assistants or as the primary instructor. When you add in adjuncts, who also have very tight workloads, that number jumps to more than half of all classes. Often these graduate teaching “assistants” are thrown into teaching as the sole instructor of record very early on. Their assignment varies by department, but it may not be in a subject they are specialized or familiar with. The issue with second-or -third-year graduate students teaching courses of 40 students on their own is that we are often taking a full load of classes ourselves, not to mention presenting academic research at conferences. Teaching is, of course, something that we should take

seriously as academics, and Temple relies on competent and attentive teachers. Yet, we feel that the administration does not have its best interests in the teaching process. It is unclear how the administration determines what assignments add up to a full teaching assistantship of 20 hours per week. Graduate students, who collectively are entrusted with the education of an increasing number of undergrads, have little to no say in the process of determining our hours. Despite the gains in healthcare and wage compensation TUGSA has made through years of collectively bargaining, this is an issue that still needs to be addressed. The interests of the graduate students are the interests of the undergrads and the Temple community as a whole. If grad students are overworked, this directly impacts the quality of education they can give. To those only concerned with the bottom line, the interests of all students are sacrificed. Overall, this is a fight for a better quality of life for graduate students and the undergrads that depend on them. It will not be won at Temple alone. TUGSA stands in solidarity with the struggles for workplace democracy for these reasons. At the same time, we cannot ignore that our demands are connected to a larger set of issues surrounding increasingly

unsustainable state funding priorities. At the state level, Gov. Tom Corbett slashed Temple’s budget by 30 percent in 20122013, on top of a 20 percent cut in the year before. It is no wonder that in-state tuition has also increased by 2.8 percent to $13,406. Yet Gov. Corbett has opted to build two large new prisons, Phoenix East and West, erected adjacent to the location of the State Correctional Facility at Graterford in Skippack Township, Pa. The $2 billion per year that Pennsylvania spends on incarceration is $500 million more than it spends on universities. For Philadelphia public schools, supported in part by state budgeting, the disparity is shocking. The city spends $150,000 to educate one child from kindergarten through senior year, while taxpayers would pay more than twice that amount about $330,000 - to incarcerate a person for only 10 years. We can do better for our entire education system. TUGSA is part of the mission to fight for better education and priorities for students. We invite the Temple community to join us. The Temple University Graduate Students Association is the only graduate student employee union in the state of Pennsylvania. TUGSA can be reached at union@tugsa.org.



PILOTs should not fly at Temple

Tax-exempt nonprofits are not Philadelphia’s biggest problem.


onprofits in Philadelphia are exempt from property taxes for a reason. With the Philadelphia public school system facing mass layoffs, multiple school closings and a $304 million deficit, there’s been an increasing outcry for the city to request that Philly’s larger nonprofits, namely universities like Jerry Iannelli Temple, to begin chipping in their fair share of the municipal tax bill, in the form of voluntary Payments in Lieu of Taxes – PILOTs, for short – made to the municipal government. At the moment, Pennsylvania’s nonprofits pay no property taxes. The city can only request, rather than require, that nonprofits make a PILOT, and has only done so sporadically since Ed Rendell’s tenure as mayor ended in 2000. The requested amount is typically a much smaller percentage of what the business would pay in for-profit real estate taxes. Harvard University, for example, would have owed the city of Cambrige, Mass. About

$40 million in real estate taxes in 2009. It merely sent along a $2 million PILOT, kept its nonprofit status, and moseyed on along, continuing to educate the world’s best and brightest. Mayor Nutter’s administration has no current plans in place to request money from nonprofits. City Hall will, however, begin auditing nonprofits next year to ensure that each deserves its tax-exempt status. “The level of city services that the universities receive have value, and they are not taxpayers,” Donna Cooper, former Secretary of Policy and Planning during Rendell’s time in office and current executive director of Public Citizens for Children and Youth, told the Inquirer on Sept. 26. “They should have to [make] PILOTs to compensate for costs that taxpayers subsidize for them.” Technically speaking, this is a true statement. However, since the few universities that do pay PILOT fees in the US rarely pay more than $1-2 million per year, it would be nothing short of ludicrous to assume that Philadelphia can rely on collegiate PILOT fees alone to

curb any type of budget shortfall. The city would, in essence, be attempting to siphon water out of the proverbial Titanic armed with nothing but a lunchbox. According to a report compiled by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, tax-exempt real estate made up about a 10th of Philly’s land in 2006. Out of the

– nearly one out of every five properties – went unpaid in 2012. The city is owed anywhere from $248 million to $515.4 million in neglected taxes and fees, depending on whether you ask Mayor Nutter himself or the Pew study, respectively. In 2011, Philadelphia was the fifthmost tax delinquent city out of

22 large U.S. cities referenced in the study, Philly had the highest percentage of nonprofit property within its borders. In a city with a largely poor and feeble tax base, tax exemptions at this level are a problem. But these immunities pale in comparison to what the city is owed from negligent taxpayers. According to a June 2013 study conducted by the Pew Charitable Trust, 18 percent of the city’s taxable land plots

LAUREN WEST TTN the 30 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S., behind Flint, Mich., Cleveland, Detroit, and St. Louis. Rather than leaning heavily on the goodwill of universities, collecting delinquent property taxes should remain the city’s utmost priority. The Pew study claims that the city can realistically track down about $155 million in owed cash over the course of the next few years, which would effectively cut the

Ladies, have you begun to resent the ordeal that is keeping track of your belongings when you’re out on a Saturday night? I watch men throw their wallets carelessly into one of the many practical pockets of their cargo shorts and I glow with envy. Why can’t it be that easy for us? I began to explore my options. Many girls opt for the phone-in-bra technique, an oldie but a goodie. It looks a bit comical when your shirt lights up and vibrates, but anything is better than losing an expensive trinket – or worse, leaving your phone at home and being unable to tweet or take pictures for two hours. Unfortunately, this can yield disastrous results. “Apparently keeping your phone in your bra during [parties] is a bad idea and will cause your phone to break,” junior Hilary Wehry said after a gruesome incident involving excessive sweat during band camp. The German major subsequently had to purchase a new phone. Using lingerie as storage is a lifestyle that college students simply can’t afford – not only pricewise, but at the cost of selfrespect. Gentlemen, would you stick your phone in the same general area of your junk if your pockets did not suffice? What next? I tried the purse route. Not only did I have to feel out of place in a Coach outlet, but I also had to buy enough purses to match the myriad outfits I could possibly wear to a party. Each one had to be the perfect size, have the strap at a perfect length and still manage to be in my price range. I somehow accomplished these feats, but the true challenge arrived with the party. As I tried to dance, my new accessory acted as a straitjacket - the strap cut across my body, rendering any excess motion impossible. What’s the fun in that? Frustrated, I channeled the men I envied and bought a

pair of cargo shorts. It worked out great. I had a pocket for my wallet, my phone, even the belongings of my less resourceful friends. If it weren’t for the incessant and incredibly vocal accusations about my sexuality from strangers, owning cargo shorts would be the perfect solution to my problem. I begrudgingly turned to my last resort. I put on a smile, approached one of my male friends and asked if he could hold my stuff. I left the party with my belongings intact, but my dignity shattered. I simply wasn’t able to do it myself. “Is the outlook for women in social situations really so bleak?” I wondered as I shrugged and tried to stick my hands into my pathetically shallow pockets. Could this perhaps be a conspiracy? Are the men who manufacture our clothes using pockets as a subtle way to keep women in check? It’s probably time for us to revolt, but that would involve not wearing jeans, and let’s face it, they make our butts look great. In my free time, I will daydream of fantasies created by Jonathan Safran Foer. In his novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” the protagonist Oskar invents portable pockets that attach to your clothing via Velcro. “We need enormous pockets, pockets big enough for our families and our friends, and even the people who aren’t on our lists, people we’ve never met but still want to protect. We need pockets for boroughs and for cities, a pocket that could hold the universe.” Hey, a girl can dream, right?


public school deficit in half if applied directly to the shortage. While a city-wide university PILOT payment system, much like the one currently in place in Boston, would help take a small fraction of the burden off of Philadelphia’s underprivileged taxpayers, it won’t matter if the city’s delinquent tax rate keeps increasing year to year. According to the Daily News, at the height of Rendell’s PILOT collection, his administration pulled in about $9.4 million per year. From 2011 to 2012 alone, Philadelphia’s delinquent tax rate actually rose by $17 million, from $231 to $248 million, despite an increase in collection. Mayor Nutter’s administration would need to double Rendell’s best efforts for a PILOT collection program to merely keep up with the rate at which regular Philadelphians aren’t paying their taxes, let alone actually making a dent in any sort of deficit. These figures come from an op-ed that Mayor Nutter himself wrote in the Inquirer in March during the paper’s multi-day series on the tax delinquency problem. Moreover, Temple’s administration claims not to have the cash on hand to support the failings of the city and state governments. “Would [paying a PILOT] lead to cuts?” Temple’s Interim Chief Financial Officer Ken Kaiser asked rhetorically in an interview with The Temple News. “Ultimately, it would

have to, unless there was some new source of revenue to cover it.” It seems painfully counterintuitive to cut education to fund education. If the aim of a PILOT program is to merely offset what it costs for Temple to utilize Philadelphia’s snow plows and dumpster collection services, perhaps a PILOT request holds weight. But who’s actually complaining about unfair service? In reality, Philadelphians are scrambling to brainstorm new ways to fund a failing education system. Requesting money out of universities would merely be a temporary stopgap measure that solves absolutely zero about the city’s true funding problems in the long run. Temple directly brings the city $21 million alone in wage taxes and is estimated to add roughly $3.7 billion in economic benefit the city of Philadelphia, Kaiser said. To somehow insinuate that it, or any of the other nonprofit universities in town, should disenfranchise students and faculty to help cover the estimated half billion in missing property taxes and fees accumulated through multiple administrations is downright rude. Philadelphia’s children deserve better than this. The public schools are on fire. This city needs more than a garden hose to put them out.

more than $1.5 million in funded research, numerous books and book chapters, dozens of articles published in professional journals and nearly 50 policy reports for various state governments,” the page reads. However, Theobald did not take part in the planning of Temple’s new budget. “The planning for Temple’s new budget came before President Theobald had become president of [the university],” Ray Betzner, Assistant Vice President of University Communications, said. Betzner said the school has been planning this budget for the past two years. Temple looked to Indiana University, a leader in decentralized budgeting, during the research and planning process of the new model. “[Indiana University] is viewed as the expert in [Responsibility Centered Management] budgeting, being that they are one of the schools who have been practicing this budget model the longest,” Ken Kaiser, Temple’s Interim Chief Finance Officer and Treasurer, said. “About 75 percent of our budget plan is very similar [to Indiana’s].” In 1996, Indiana University released its first report on the effects the decentralized budget had on the school in the model’s first five years. The report recorded 12 positive and 13 negative perceptions of the budget. Some positive observations include: “Allowing schools a considerable degree of flexibility and independence,” “encouraging decision-making from the bottom up rather than from the top down,” and “increasing the responsiveness to students’ interests and concerns.” On the flipside, some negative issues the report itemized were “failure to provide a ready method for controlling costs,” and “failure to respond to the quality of particular programs in any direct way.” The main issue in the report came after allegations had been made that “quality had become a less important value

in decision-making once the decentralized budget model was implemented.” “Because ‘quality’ is a difficult concept to quantify, dealing with quality in an RCM environment – necessarily highly quantitative – can be difficult,” the report said. “As an important part of an environment conducive to high quality research, teaching and service, it is necessary to generate and maintain a sense of vision for the campus.” It’s understandable for any new system to face problems when first implemented, but when Indiana released its most recent budget review in 2011, there were still more recommendations than successful results. “IU seems to be moving in the direction of greater centralization, which threatens to erode RCM as a budgetary system,” the most recent report said. “The first point of tension is a perception that some university administration actions seek to direct how Bloomington schools operate. This approach is seen as being inconsistent with IU’s decentralized model.” So, after years of practicing a decentralized budget model, some IU administrators are finding themselves stuck in their old ways. “I would argue Indiana University is still tweaking things, but 75 percent [of its budget model] is working for the school,” Kaiser said. “I’m [more than] hopeful,” he said. “I am confident this new budget will turn out well for Temple.” That being said, the university must be wary of possible changes that must be made to the new budget plan, just like Indiana University has. While the administration has taken great strides to improve upon Indiana’s system, the main thing the Temple community can take away from these reports is that there will most likely be growing pains involved with the new budget, however major or minor they may be.

Jerry Iannelli can be reached at jerryi@temple.edu or on Twitter @jerryiannelli..

Tiny pockets, big problems Indiana sets example Unusable pockets are keeping women immobilized at parties.


s a woman, it’s hard for me not to feel continually oppressed. Parties are no exception. Even from the get-go, I SATIRE feel prostituted. Being charged $5 for a cup, but two for $5 if you have boobs? Is that not sort of like selling my body? Once I get indoors, Grace Holleran it’s a different story. Like most of our generation, I typically have a set of valuables on my person at all times: Money, my Temple ID and my smartphone. In an environment where not every person can be trustworthy, it’s always in my best interest to stow these items away. Here’s the problem: I rarely have that option. Like any pawn in a capitalist society, I like clothes. I own more than a few pairs of jeans in a variety of brands, cuts and washes. But one thing these articles of clothing all have in common? My iPhone 4 absolutely will not fit in any of the pockets. Besides being an awesome idea for a band name, “Girl Pockets” have depressingly little to offer. Like men’s jeans, girls’ jeans usually have five pockets, two in the back, two in the front, and one “Vatican City” pocket, which is that little one that’s inside the slightly larger pocket enveloping it like the city of Rome. I’m convinced these pockets exist only for aesthetics, because all I’ve been able to fit in mine is assorted change and occasionally, some business cards. As if women needed something else immobilizing them in this society. Girl pockets act as the icing on this giant patriarchal cake.

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throw their wallets carelessly into one of the many practical pockets of their cargo shorts, and I glow with envy.

Grace Holleran can be reached at grace.elizabeth.holleran@temple. edu or on Twitter @coupsdegrace.

What can Owls expect from the decentralized budget?


n July 1, 2014, the beginning of the new fiscal year, a decentralized budget model will be instituted at Temple. The university will be introducing the new budget plan in hopes that controlling financial planning at school level will promote entrepreneurship, efficiency and sound educaKate Reilly tional choices. But what exactly does that mean for Temple’s schools and students? Decentralized budgeting is the distribution of funds directly to individual schools rather than through a university’s central power. When Temple implements this new budget, colleges will be responsible for how funds are spent. In short, schools will run more like businesses, micromanaged by deans acting as CEOs. Students will be purchasing their education from these businesses like customers. Only time can tell which “businesses” will be most popular with consumers, but predictions can be made about how this decentralized budget will affect Temple. President Neil Theobald came to Temple after working as the senior vice president at Indiana University’s flagship school in Bloomington, Ind., a school that has followed a decentralized budget model since 1990. According to Theobald’s biography on Temple’s website, he holds a professorship in education finance. “His research interests in the appropriate role of decentralization in educational financing and in modeling educational labor markets are reflected in


Kate Reilly can be reached at katherine.reilly@temple.edu.




In The Nation



SHOOTING AFTER PEE WEE FOOTBALL GAME A 19-year-old non-student was critically wounded in a shooting after a Pee Wee football game Saturday at Columbia Field on Cecil B. Moore Avenue. The male was transported to Temple University Hospital with two gunshot wounds, one in the stomach and the other in his buttock, Acting Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said. Leone said observers reported witnessing two sustpects, one male and one female, drive away in a car going north on 11th Street. Leone said police did not have a description on the car. No bystanders were injured and Temple police issued a TU Advisory to students about an hour after the shooting warning them to avoid the area. -John Moritz

A beloved professor at Azusa Pacific University, a small Christian university near Los Angeles, is struggling to hold on to his job after coming out as transgender. But a group of students have rallied behind him, claiming their Christian values say the community should accept him. Professor H. Adam Ackley, formerly known as Heather Ann Clements, was asked to resign by the university after coming out as transgender. Not long after, students took up his cause, asking the school to withdrawal the request. Ackley is still teaching, and the school said it respects the students’ protests. Discussions are ongoing. -Ali Watkins


The Department of Education released its annual report on college loans last week, revealing a rise in student loan defaults. One in 10 recent borrowers defaulted on their loan payments within two years of graduating, the report says. According to the Huffington Post, it’s the highest loan-default rate in nearly two decades. “The growing number of students who have defaulted on their federal student loans is troubling,” Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, said in a statement. The department is reportedly expanding “outreach efforts”


A firefighter speaks with onlookers to the fire in Kardon Atlantic Apartments Wednesday. A SUV owned by Facilities Management went up in flames in the basement parking lot. | ERIC DAO TTN

in an effort to further guide college students through the loan process. -Ali Watkins

BARNARD COLLEGE PRESIDENT: WOMEN CAN’T HAVE IT ALL In an unexpected statement from the president of a prestigious all-womens’ college, Barnard College president Debora Spar said women really

can’t have it all – and they shouldn’t try. In her climb up the academic ladder, Spar said she’s realized that success for a woman comes with different hurdles, and that oftentimes, sacrifices are greater for women than men when it comes to family and relationships in the workplace. She also said that young women today are bombarded with images of perfection. “I don’t know how people navigate through that,” she told the Huffington Post. -Ali Watkins



Temple will seek community input from local residents and City At one of the country’s most Council President Darrell Clarke after premiere military institutions, the effects the committee submits preliminary of government shutdown are hitting the ideas to the Board of Trustees. classroom, where West Point students have James Creedon, senior vice seen combined or cancelled classes as the president for construction facilities Department of Defense furloughs more than and operations said the board must 1,400 civilian employees, 132 of which were first review primary and backup West Point faculty members, reports the plans before the committee releases Associated Press. preliminary models later this year. -Ali Watkins -John Moritz

Officers taunted before attacking Morgan leads residence halls in drinking busts with clubs, dog, student says amid alcohol crackdown CASTELLANI PAGE 1

said that prior to start of the video, the police officers had patted down Castellani and were “taunting” him after he crossed the street. “They were fully aware that he was not armed and not a danger to anyone,” Bonjean said. “If you don’t like what someone is saying to you, even if you’re a cop, doesn’t mean you can beat the crap out of him and sick a dog on him.” Representatives from the Atlantic City Police Department did not return multiple phone calls from The Temple News requesting comment. Atlantic City Police Chief Ernest Jubilee has publicly stated that the department is conducting an internal investigation into the matter, though the chief is standing by his officers actions until the investigation is concluded. The video, surveillance footage from the casino obtained via a subpoena, shows Castellani standing by him-


self around 3 a.m. before speaking with a group of officers. Castellani then crossed the street before beginning to shout and gesture at the officers. Castellani continued for around a minute to make aggressive gestures at the officers while walking away. He then turned around hurried back in the direction of the officers, who swarmed over and tackled him to the ground. One officer put Castellani in a headlock while the others hit him with nightsticks and kicked him. About a minute later, a K-9 unit SUV pulled onto the scene, and a dog is released upon Castellani, biting him multiple times in the head and neck. Castellani filed suit against six of the officers and Atlantic City, N.J. Officers Sterling Wheaten and Darin Lorady are named in the suit. According to the complaint, Officer Wheaten, the K-9

officer who responded to the incident, received 21 complaints between 2008 and 2011. He has been named in six excessive force lawsuits, one of which was dismissed and another settled out of court, the Press of Atlantic City reports. Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford has called upon the New Jersey Attorney General’s office and the U.S. Department of Justice to review the incident. Jerry Ratcliffe, chairman of Temple’s criminal justice department, declined on behalf of his department to analyze the actions of the officers in the video. “That will be for the court to decide, not us,” Ratcliffe said in an email.


the week, leaving other days vulnerable for alcohol to breach past the walls of Morgan Hall. “Usually security checks from Thursday to Sunday,” he said. “If anyone wanted to bring alcohol inside of a dorm, it would be pretty easy to do it during the beginning of the week.” Amber Rainear, a freshman psychology major, had similar thoughts on the ability of students to break the rules. “I know people who have snuck in 40-ounce bottles of liquor in Morgan Hall,” she said. ‘So, I guess security does not check as hard as they should be.” John Moritz can be reached at john. However, Rainear also said semoritz@temple.edu or on Twitter @ curity would check thoroughly when JCMoritzTU. they feel suspicious that alcohol is

hidden from view. Leone said securing the dorms will have a lasting effect to every student at Temple. “Stopping someone at the security desk who is intoxicated will not only reduce the possibility of an alcoholic-related incident,” Leone said, “but, more importantly, it keeps student safe from harm.” In the beginning of the semester, CSS cited the need for student safety and better community relations when it announced a new policy cracking down on student drinking that has led to almost 300 arrests or citations so far this semester. Edward Barrenechea can be reached at edward.barrenechea@temple.edu or on Twitter @EddieB_TU.


“Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; They will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, In a salt land where no one lives. “but Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? I the Lord search for the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”






18 cadets are enrolled in police training program at the Ambler campus. PAGE 14

The Tyler Glass Guild will sell hand-blown glasswork in an upcoming fundraiser for the organization. The specialty items sold will be glass pumpkins. PAGE 8



Transitional Leadership, 3 p.m.

‘Oklahoma’ at Tomlinson Theater, 7 p.m.

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TV On Demand prompts CBS executive to teach Former CBS executive takes Temple teaching job. JOHN CORRIGAN The Temple News


verybody Loves Raymond” surrendered its Friday night airtime and moved to Monday nights partially thanks to Jim McKairnes. The 1982 Temple graduate became a CBS executive, two-time author and

Showtime’s Funniest Person in America Contest finalist. Now, the Mayfair native has returned to the university to teach the Business of Media and TV A to Z. “TV A to Z is everything students need to know about TV in 15 weeks,” McKairnes said. “I didn’t think anybody would be interested because a lot of college-age people don’t really connect with the notion of primetime broadcast television, but it’s a pretty full class.” As CBS’ senior vice president of program planning and

scheduling for 15 years, McKairnes decided what shows were scheduled and at what time on the primetime lineup. His students gain insight about that process in his classes. “I show them secret pilots of new shows and we talk about whether it works or not,” McKairnes said. “Then we talk about how that pilot gets to the air, who does what and the time of year things happen. I think you need to have a great deal of interest or knowledge to enjoy the class. I also have failed pilots, and we’ll discuss on and off the

record my involvement in the decision-making.” It takes careful planning, McKairnes said, to organize airings of shows in an effective order to reach viewers. But once On Demand allowed viewers to customize what they watched and when, McKairnes said he realized his job could be in jeopardy. “I was beginning to phone it in,” McKairnes said. “Decisions were sometimes reached on, ‘What the hell, how bad can it do?’ You can pretty much


Professor Jim McKairnes evaluates unaired TV pilots with students in his TV A to Z class. | SASH SCHAEFFER TTN

Vegan Tree offers fare, dairy free

Student forms Slavic Association

Chiso Ji bought a food truck from a friend of his mom’s.

Slavic students united by a new organization.



Approximately 0.5 percent, or 1 million, Americans identify as vegan, according to the Harris Interactive Service Bureau. Vegans, who follow a FOOD TRUCK diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients, have seen an increase of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Philadelphia. HipCityVeg, Blackbird Pizzeria and Vedge are just a few places that cater to Philadelphia’s veggie lovers. On Main Campus, Vegan Tree offers similar fare. Located on 13th Street next Drag kings and queens rehearsed for the show yesterday, Oct. 7, during the weekend prior. One drag queen, Jay Oatis, practiced to Beury Hall, the food truck his routine “Walking on Air” as the character he played for the final show, Sarafina. | SKYLER BURKHART TTN serves exclusively vegan dishes and has become popular with Temple’s vegetarian and vegan community. Owner Chiso Ji originally decided to open the truck when a friend of his mom’s imitation facial hair. Throughout the show, The sold-out show began at 7:15 p.m.

Drag show kicks off NCOW


The second annual drag show kicked off the start of National Coming Out Week. CLAIRE SASKO The Temple News

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dam Levine and Tony Stark danced onstage at the Temple Performing Arts Center on Monday, Oct. 7. Or rather, Temple students dressed as Adam Levine and Tony Stark. In Lew Klein Hall, music blared as men and women dressed in drag, queens in 5-inch heels and fishnet tights and kings in carefully applied

singing and dancing performances took place in succession on a boa-littered floor. The second annual drag show drew students, faculty and staff. The show, organized by the Queer Student Union, was the first event of National Coming Out Week – a week of events supporting the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Temple community. “National Coming Out Week has progressed each year at Temple. It’s becoming more fresh and lively,” the show’s coordinator and assistant director of Residential Life Nu’Rodney Prad said. “We adopted the [drag] show to create a refreshing, engaging environment and a different point of view for the community.”

at TPAC. Excluding experienced drag performers, those who wished to participate in the show had to audition. Performers included a mix of professional dancers and a few Temple students. This was not the first time sophomore Courtney Dunn sported a suit, beard and mustache to play the role of Tony Stark. The linguistics and psychology major frequently participates in costume conventions, and this was her second year performing in the drag show. “Last year I heard about [the show] and I said ‘I need to go,’” Dunn said. “Costumes are so fun and dressing up for Halloween


Mark Wieczorek can identify other Slavic students without even talking to them. The senior English major finds it easy to spot the minority that shares his family’s heritage. “A lot of times, I’ll see someone in class and ask, ‘Hey, are you Slavic?’ and they’ll say, ‘How did you know?’” Wieczorek said. “It’s weird, but I’ve always found Polish people come up to me and say, ‘Are you Polish?’ and then just start speaking to me in Polish because they know.” Wieczorek’s networking skills paid off when he founded the Temple Slavic Association, an organization recognizing the culture of Slavic people – an ethnic group in Eastern Europe not defined by country borders. He serves as the president and said he has a specific objective in mind for the organization. “Our main goal is uniting people,” Wieczorek said. “In Northeast Philly, there [are] tons of Ukrainians, Russians and Polish people, and a ton of them go to Temple because it’s the most affordable school in Philadelphia. There’s got to be at least 1,000 on Main Campus, and I mean, what is life when it’s not looking for connections?” The group is off to a good start, Wieczorek said. TSA currently has representatives from almost all of the 18 Slavic ethnic


Former university president finds calling in teaching As chancellor, David Adamany teaches political science. SHAYNA KLEINBERG The Temple News University chancellor David Adamany didn’t leave his term at Temple when his presidency ended. After six years as the university president, Adamany, 77, became a professor FACULTY of American politics in the undergraduate political science department and graduate law professor at Beasley School of Law. Adamany’s presidency at

Temple began in 2000 and ended in 2006, a period when some of the school’s most formative changes occurred. During his presidency, Adamany worked to make Temple a more accredited university and begin some of the most developmental changes the university would undergo, including new construction and fundraising strategies. “Temple is a very complicated place,” Adamany said. “We didn’t have a major fundraising campaign since the late 1970s, so I hired a very fine vice president for development, Stuart Sullivan, to build a fundraising organization. Our fundraising campaign was set to raise $300 million, and when I left in

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2006 we had raised more than $100 million.” Adamany contributed to the construction of the Tyler School of Art, the addition to the Student Center, the TECH Center and many university housing facilities. “For the Tyler School of Art, Alter Hall and the new Temple medical school building, we raised the money, found the location and did the planning,” Adamany said. “We also built a new instructional center at the Ambler campus.” Former president Peter J. Liacouras had shifted the university from commuter to residential, but due to the high volume of new students, there

wasn’t enough housing for everyone, Adamany said. “We obtained the land and got the developer to open it up, and helped to fund Oxford Village, University Village and [the Kardon-Atlantic Terminal Building],” Adamany said. “We expanded the student residential living.” The general education program, which at the time was a 20-year-old curriculum, posed significant issues to the university. Adamany worked with the Faculty Senate and adopted the program that is utilized now. It was under President Ann Weaver Hart that the program was sent to the Board of Trustees then put into effect the follow-


David Adamany was president from 2000 to 2006. He currently teaches American Politics and believes that teaching is his passion. | SASH SCHAEFFER TTN ing year. Adamany’s career path didn’t begin at Temple. Previously, he served as president

at Wayne State University in Michigan. He also helped raise money from the state of Michi-




Pumpkin crop made of glass to fundraise

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The Tyler Glass Guild plans to sell glass art this week. KRISTI FIDLER The Temple News The Tyler Glass Guild will take a more long-lasting approach to fall decorating with the creation of hand-blown glass pumpkins. As part of an upcoming fundraiser, the group of student artists will sell glass pumpkins in pumpkin patch form at the Tyler Art Market on Oct. 11 from noon to 7 p.m. and Oct. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. The profits from these hand-blown pumpkins will primarily go toward a trip members of the Tyler Glass Guild said will be very beneficial to their organization. “We are trying to raise money to go to a glass society conference in Chicago,” Kristin Deady, a second-year graduate student, said. “We also donate some of the money for local nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia, such as the Village of Arts and Humanities. It’s a great organization because they put a heavy focus on kids.” The creators of the pumpkins said they’ve put in many hours on Saturdays to prepare for the fundraiser. Treasurer of the Guild, and junior fine arts major with a concentration in glass, Corinne Mcfadden described the work as “somewhat of a factory line.” They break down specific steps of the process to create the pumpkins from glass, and then individuals repeat the skill for multiple pumpkins, rather than having each artist construct full pumpkins alone. Mcfadden said she usually took the place of the starter. She would transfer 2,000-degree glass onto a rod and make it into a bubble-like form. Though still without color, it could then be blown up to the shape of a pumpkin and finished with a twisted stem on top. She said she put in a lot of effort because she believes the Guild will benefit from the trip to Chicago.

Sean Redmond, a fourth-year glass major, begins the process of making the body of the pumpkin. The Tyler Glass Guild will have a fundraiser on Oct. 11-12. | AJA ESPINOSA TTN “The Glass Art Society Conference is a great way for us to further our education,” Mcfadden said. “There are a lot of glass artists, as well as new things going on. It really lessens the gap between school and reality.” Pumpkins are not the only items available at the fundraiser. Mcfadden said the students could sell any items they’ve blown from glass. Artists can keep 60 percent of the profit, with the other 40 percent going toward the Guild. Many members, Mcfadden said, have traveled around Philadelphia to various art shows and locations to sell their work, but it’s the more specific fundraising events that become most valuable to the group. The opportunity to be a part of the glass blowing world is open to more than just those who are majoring in glass or are a part of the Glass Guild. Any students in the Tyler School of Art who express interest can become involved and participate in events like the upcoming fundraiser. Undeclared sophomore Allison Ellinger joined the creation process for the pumpkin patch on Saturdays with nothing

but an interest in glass blowing. She said her efforts paid off, as she was able to help with the creation of the pumpkins even though she was not a part of the Guild. Alumnus Joshua Raiffie, who has been working in glass since he graduated from Temple, used his expertise in the field to assist the Guild by acting as production manager of the Saturday crew. Along with the pumpkin patch at the Art Market, the Tyler Glass Guild will also show live demonstrations of how they create their glass pieces. Deady said the Guild has been making pumpkins for years as part of its fundraiser sales. This year, however, it’s turning it up a notch and relying mostly on pumpkins to succeed. They have made roughly 300 pumpkins so far and are continuing on the Saturdays up until the event. “This event is like going to a normal pumpkin patch,” Deady said. “Except our pumpkins are low-maintenance, beautiful, handmade and unique.” Kristi Fidler can be reached at kristi.fidler@temple.edu.





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watch anything you want anytime you want now. Yes, it still needs to be put on the air, but when my team and I planned, it was strategic and scientific and based on knowledge of television, research, gut instincts and focus groups.” “The networks are all but capitulating to the obvious, which is ‘Yeah guys, we’re not going to get ratings like we used to in terms of overnight ratings,’” he added. “Delayed viewing and bingeing at the end of the season will be important.” Seeking more out of life, McKairnes transitioned from the office to the classroom to teach the inner-workings of the TV industry at DePaul University for four 10-week quarters. Temple called the former executive soon after to request he assume responsibility as the Verizon chair for the Symposium in Global Broadband and Telecommunications, a conference open to the School of Media and Communication on changes in the media’s landscape scheduled for the spring. After an illustrious career in upper management of network television, McKairnes plans on using his industry connections to entice students to the symposium. “Verizon establishes money to be set aside to hire someone in the ranks of working folk to come in and be part of the university for a year,” McKairnes said. “As for the symposium, I don’t know what it will exactly be yet. I can’t do karaoke, but I want it to be sexy enough to make people attend. I’m up for

suggestions for who you would like to appear so you would stay on campus for a day. Everybody is focused on talking about ‘what’s the future,’ so I’m focused on ‘what’s the now.’” “We live in a generation where there is much more defining of our own fate and our own career, and I wonder what that means,” McKairnes said. “I have friends who work on the ‘Veronica Mars’ film. I think it is amazing that ‘Veronica Mars’ was Kickstarted into life after being so many years off the air. The movie comes out in March so I want to get somebody here to represent your generation.” Laura Oringer, senior media studies and production major, said she registered for TV A to Z as soon as she received the email announcing its existence. “The class is the only one of its kind that discusses Hollywood, TV dramas and sitcoms as opposed to the broadcast news and sports that my major usually focuses on,” Oringer said. “I would highly recommend this course for all those interested in learning more about what it takes to develop and successfully produce a show or for those who just have a passion for television.” McKairnes does not require any textbooks, but he recommends students read his own work, “103 Ways to Get Into TV (By 102 Who Did, Plus Me.)” It’s his “practical post-college survival guide for coming to Los Angeles and succeeding in the television business.” The text isn’t necessary for the class, but he said it’s meant to help.

sold it, and said he’s happy there has been a good response. “I’d never owned a business before, so I decided to buy the truck and try it,” Ji said. “We’ve been doing pretty well and getting a decent amount of customers.” When deciding where to park his new mobile business, a few of Ji’s friends who are currently students told him about the thriving food truck culture at the university. “My friends told me about Temple’s location, so I decided to give it a try and it’s been great,” Ji said. “We wanted to bring a unique style of food to campus and do something different than everyone else.” To have a unique, veggiefriendly business, Ji took the idea of a vegan food truck and ran with it. He said he wanted to provide dishes that students could depend on to be completely vegan, which is something he is familiar with since he and his parents are vegan. “I probably wouldn’t serve anything else besides vegan food,” Ji said. “We never really planned to do any non-vegan foods. Vegan is just what we do

and what we’re used to.” Various substitutes for eggs and other types of dairy include veggie burgers and different types of soy protein. Ji said students can seem intimidated by the vegan diet. Although the truck’s menu is strictly vegan, students of every dietary preference can try the meals. Ji said all meals are cooked fresh each day and recommended that newcomers to the truck try the vegan spicy or non-spicy pot, which consists of rice cake, radish, Chinese cabbage, taro noodles and tofu. Soy meat or fish tofu can be added for an additional $1-$1.50. “Sometimes people like to just get away from meat and enjoy something fresh,” Ji said. “We use a lot of tofu, vegetables and soy proteins in our dishes, which range from American-style to Chinese-style. The spicy pot is our special and it’s popular.” Since Philadelphia is known for the cheesesteak, Ji put his spin on it by creating a vegan Philly cheesesteak. The “steak” is actually seitan, a protein-filled meat substitute made from wheat gluten.

“It’s not mandatory text even though someone told me to make it,” McKairnes said. “It’s not a learning text, it’s a practical guide. Some people defend requiring textbooks they’ve written because they think their book is the ultimate authority on the subject. I can’t argue with that, but it would just feel tacky to me. Plus, I only make a chunk of coins because it was self-published.” Donald Stewart, junior media studies and production major, works as an independent videographer and writer outside of being a student. “I chose this class because I want to produce my own content,” Stewart said. “As [McKairnes] says, ‘content is king.’ He modestly uses his real life experience from a successful career as a TV executive to provide us with a valuable mindset of someone who we may work for at a studio. We are assigned a TV show to watch for the semester and are accountable for knowing everything about it from A to Z.” After the time he’s spent working closely with Hollywood executives, McKairnes said he’s glad to be back home. “I’m loving Philadelphia,” McKairnes said. “I’m loving Regional Rail, which didn’t exist back then. I’m loving the Temple family and community, because back then you were off campus by 5 p.m. It’s very ‘Welcome Back Kotter’ for me.” John Corrigan can be reached at john.corrigan@temple.edu.

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“People like cheesesteaks, so I wanted to have them too,” Ji said. “They think it’s interesting, so they try it and usually like it.” When Puja Shah, a senior accounting major, decided to give the cheesesteak a try, she said she was surprised to find she enjoyed it. “The idea of a vegan cheesesteak sounded kind of weird, but I figured I’d see if I liked it,” Shah said. “I’m not vegan, but it was pretty good.” Ji said he is happy with his decision to buy the truck and open it on campus. He’s also glad he can provide students with a unique type of food that isn’t seen as often as things like hoagies, wraps, breakfast sandwiches and other meat and dairy-based foods. “Being vegan, I know that it’s hard to find places to eat at and things to eat,” Ji said. “I wanted to change that at Temple, and I want people to try my food. Even if you don’t practice veganism, you’ll find something you enjoy.” Ariane Pepsin can be reached at ariane.pepsin@temple.edu.

Political career ends with teaching gan for more than 15 years to build a new undergraduate library, which would later be named after him. After leaving Wayne State, Adamany was approached by Temple. Pleased with the progress Temple had made under Liacouras, Adamany agreed to take the position as long as Howard Gittis was chairman of the board. Together they worked to build the addition to the Student Center, along with many other additions at the university. When Gittis became ill in 2006 and left the board, Adamany resigned from his presidency and began teaching at Temple. “One of the greatest moments at Temple was when I was able to be involved with the students,” Adamany said. “The many, many contacts with students were the best part of the job in many ways.” Adamany studied at Harvard Law School before return-


ing to his home state of Wisconsin, where he worked as a lawyer for the state government. Adamany enrolled in graduate courses at the University of Wisconsin, and with the student enrollment growing rapidly, Adamany was asked to teach an introductory course in American politics there. He said the experience was when he fell in love with teaching. “When you’re president, you’re meeting with students all of the time, working with them on campus issues and problems,” Adamany said. “But when you’re teaching, you’re not so much dealing with issues and problems, you’re dealing with a subject students want to learn and you’re helping them to do something they want to do. The students taking that course get to talk to me about their own careers and future, and I find that to be a very nice relation-

ship.” Along with academic life and being a lawyer, Adamany served in the state government as a cabinet officer under the governor of Wisconsin. He was head of the state revenue department, in charge of collecting taxes. He helped make decisions on tax policy, administering taxes and planning a budget within the state’s revenue. “It was a very good opportunity to work with citizens and make things a little bit better,” Adamany said. Adamany said he has found academia to be rewarding due to the relationships he developed with students. He said they are the most memorable experiences he would take from his career. “I really have loved academic life,” Adamany said. Shayna Kleinberg can be reached at shayna.kleinberg@temple.edu.

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ho is the greatest pro wrestler to have never worked for World Wrestling Entertainment? Nikita Koloff was a powerhouse in the ‘80s, rivaled only by Ivan Drago as the most feared RusJohn Corrigan sian athlete. Cheesesteaks C a r v i n g and Chairshots hieroglyphics into his victims’ foreheads, Abdullah the Butcher terrorized arenas across the globe. If his career extended beyond the tragic Porsche crash, Magnum T.A. could have prevented a few of Ric Flair’s 16 title reigns. Calm down, middle-aged Stingers. By the time you read this, “The Icon” has probably joined the ranks of every other TNA talent opting for the free agent scene. My pick is much younger than all of the aforementioned legends, yet they have a better chance at appearing on RAW next Monday. It is Nigel McGuinness, an internationally recognized technician, former TNA superstar and the second-longest reigning Ring of Honor champion ever. The ruthless Englishman rose up the independent ranks with Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe and Seth Rollins, honing his London Dungeon wrist-lock and decapitating opponents with his Rebound Lariat. While his contemporaries currently headline the major leagues, 37-year-old McGuinness watches hungry up-andcomers from ringside as ROH matchmaker. After contracting hepatitis B during his stint in TNA, McGuinness performed a final tour before retiring from the ring in 2011. Plopped on a bench outside the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory for ROH’s “Death Before Dishonor XI,” I soaked up sunshine as well as wisdom from the artist formerly known as Desmond Wolfe. I couldn’t believe this once vicious athlete, who routinely rocked jaws with European uppercuts, spoke more softly than my grandmother. Sharing the lessons that life had recently taught him, McGuinness became my version of “Tuesdays with Morrie.” “Ultimately, I stopped wrestling because I had done everything I could do aside



Temple alumna Nuala Cabral started her own nonprofit called FAAN Mail, or Fostering Activism Awareness Now, which aims for “social change” with lessons in “media literacy.” PAGE 13

Musician Reed Kendall starts Up the Chain, which has been getting national recognition. After a tour across the U.S., Kendall is scheduled to perform in Philly later this month. PAGE 11



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‘Breaking Bad’ breaks barriers Colatriano discusses the grasp the show has had on the public.


reaking Bad” has officially ended and entered the cultural zeitgeist. Even those who haven’t watched the show probably caught wind of its impending end. T h e “Breaking Bad” season finale drew in 10.3 million viewers. To compare, Chelsea the fourth Colatriano season finaRoll Tape le garnered 1.9 million Comprised of current and former Temple students, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five toured the U.S. this past summer viewers. Keep in mind, that was with help from a grant awared the band by the university. |ABI REIMOLD TTN an accomplishment at the time. The show is the game changer of cable TV. Once “Breaking Bad” found its auer Chelsea Reed said, adding washboard. ‘This is how it went. What can dience, many creators flocked Chelsea Reed and that the house came complete “If we hadn’t gotten the I do to make it better? What can to channels like AMC, where the Fair Weather with a badminton court. grant, we were still going to do the band do to make it better?’ “Breaking Bad” airs, as well as “We jammed with him un- it,” Reed said of the 10-city tour. That’s how you really learn.” Five often play for FX. Show-runners were given til 4 a.m. for three nights in a “It was irresponsible.” While a national tour may much more creative leeway inswing dancers. row,” the senior jazz vocal perWhile many bands choose seem detached from the class- stead of having to follow the formance and American studies to wait until after graduation to room, Reed said the marriage of strict guidelines and tried-andJENELLE JANCI major said. “We ate really tasty tour, Terell Stafford, director of her fields of study – jazz perfor- true formulas from broadcast Managing Editor food. It was a beautiful time.” jazz studies and chair of instru- mance and history – are appli- television. The adventure in Texas mental studies in the Boyer Col- cable to the project she and her Someone probably wouldn’t hows at Texas man- was just one stop on the band’s lege of Music and Dance, said band will present to the board expect to see CBS jump on an sions and “Great national tour this past summer, the band’s choice to travel while sometime this semester to show idea about a middle-aged high Gatsby”-style lodging which was partially funded by its members were still in school what they’ve learned through school chemistry teacher who were parts of just an- a Creative Arts Research and was strategic. Stafford helped the awarded grant. started cooking meth once he other stop on tour for Chelsea Scholarship grant through Tem- guide the band through the The university will not dis- learned he was dying from canReed and the Fair Weather Five. ple. process of getting the CARSG tribute the grant until this part of cer. “Breaking Bad” was one of This past summer, the Tem“We weren’t going to get a grant. the process is complete, Reed the few catalysts to initiate the ple-rooted swing band connect- grant at all,” Reed said. “[Bass“Many students decide to said. power shift from broadcast to ed with cornet player David Jel- ist] Joe [Plowman] said that we do tours and decide to do differ“It became about the de- cable networks. lema after booking a last-minute should consider not just trying ent things after they graduate, velopment of jazz in a national And it worked. Accordgig at The Fed, a mansion in to fund it ourselves.” and in some ways that’s really and regional level,” Reed said, ing to Ad Age, “the $300,000Austin, Texas. The band is comprised of great, but it’s great to experience noting that the band will con- $400,000 price tag would put “[Jellema] rents a house, Reed on vocals, Plowman on it when you’re still in school,” nect jazz history to the places the ‘Breaking Bad’ finale in but in the back of it is a studio bass, Jake Kelberman on guitar, Stafford said. “Because you go they’ve traveled to. “Most of contention with regular episodes – usually a rehearsal space for Austin Wagner on drums, Noah on the tour, you see what it’s our information is coming from of some of broadcast TV’s most dancers – and above it is a loft Hocker on trumpet and Chris like, and you can come back and New Orleans as the birthplace costly shows.” where we got to stay,” lead sing- Oatts on alto sax, clarinet and talk to your teachers and say,

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Preserving history through archival work South Asian American Digital Archive aims to share little known stories. NAVEED AHSAN The Temple News There’s more to history than what’s in the textbooks. South Asians first began arriving to the United States in large numbers during the late 1800s working on farms, lumberyards, and mills in the Pacific Coasts. Bengali traders also traveled towards New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Orleans. These are stories that Samip Mallick hopes to maintain and preserve through the South


Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia that has built an archive that shares little known stories of people of South Asian heritage in the United States. The organization documents those who trace their heritage to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, among others. Its conception began in 2008 in Chicago when Mallick met his colleague and SAADA’s co-founder, Michelle Caswell, who was then completing her Masters in Archival Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Caswell is now an Assistant Professor of Archival Studies at UCLA.


Samip Mallick brings SAADA to Philadelphia, after establishing roots in Chicago. The nonprofit is based around archiving personal history. | MEAGHAN POGUE TTN

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The show has garnered higher ad prices, so marketers are placed more value on “Breaking Bad” audience members. Therefore, more power was put into the hands of cable networks in terms of creating original content. The show had not always been this successful. Critics originally considered it an underdog and an unlikely hit. However, there was a boom in viewership. In the past two years, ratings for the show’s finales grew by 8.4 million. According to Ad Age, “the show’s late bloom has been credited to streaming digital platforms, like Netflix, that have allowed viewers to catch up to the series in time for the final season.” Netflix is the medium of choice for viewers to discover different shows and movies one might not have watched otherwise. With midterms signaling impeding doom, many students probably avoid studying by substituting it with Netflix bingeing. However, students can justify it because they are in the library until 1 a.m. Or if they’re a chemistry major, maybe watching an episode of “Breaking Bad” covers a lot of what is talked about during lectures. Unfortunately, not everyone is a chemistry prodigy like Walter White. Reminder: This is not a public service announcement to turn into a meth cook. Please don’t do that. However, some students just didn’t finish in time to watch the hyped finale. Good job, Temple. Studying is more important. Bonnie Baldini, junior theater major, said she has to avoid social media until she finishes the series. “I’ve been thinking about watching the show since the summer, but when I realized the finale was coming, I was committed to finishing it to experience the huge finale,” Baldini said. “Unfortunately, I missed it but I know spoilers are everywhere, so I won’t be on Facebook or Twitter until I’m finished, which will be awhile since I’m only on season two. Goodbye, world.” She said spoilers surround her, but that is just a testament to how much people care about the show. According to AMC, 601,370 Twitter users in the U.S. sent 1.24 million tweets about the finale. “Breaking Bad” is comparable to the “The Sopranos,” “Lost,” or “Friends” of the decade. Watching the finale felt like I was a part of a cultural event I would tell my children and grandchildren about. I can see it now: I tell them where I was during the finale and they will scoff at me because I watched it on an actual TV while it actually aired over the cable waves.

Samip Mallick starts Philadelphia’s SAADA, a nonprofit that archives lesser-known South Asian American history. | MEAGHAN POGUE TTN

SAADA preserves Asian history “We were talking about South Asian American history and how this community’s history wasn’t being documented by any existing archives or museums and felt that the history of the South Asian American community was in danger of being lost,” Mallick said. SAADA’s website features material on Dalip Singh Saund, the first Indian American elected into the House of Representatives which happened in 1956 and Anandibai Joshi, who came to Philadelphia in 1883, and in 1886 was the first Indian woman to complete her medical degree in the United States. Letters and documents of the Gadar Party can also be found in SAADA’s archive. The Gadar Party was an organization founded in 1913 and based in San Francisco, comprised of early immigrants in the U.S., who sought to gain India’s independence from the shackles of

British tyranny through armed revolution. Most of these materials, Mallick said, have been available through working with people who have donated materials from their parents’ or grandparents’ lives. “They’ve inherited all these materials and now they’re just sitting in their houses and haven’t really been seen publicly,” Mallick said. “Because we don’t take the physical copy people are more willing to work with us.” Rabia Syed, a Temple alumna of Pakistani descent, has been a volunteer with SAADA since August of 2012 and has served on the organization’s Board of Directors since July 2013. Syed believes that there is a growing South Asian American presence in the past decade. Stereotypes are often generated with minority groups, Syed said. An organization like SAADA


will serve as a platform that will create a better understanding of South Asian contributions to the United States of America. “When I was in high school, there wasn’t a concept of South Asian Americans in the media,” Syed said. “People our age are starting to mobilize in a better way. It’s not where it needs to be and it’s definitely becoming a lot better.” Syed believes in SAAD’s mission. “There is no other organization that does this work,” Syed said. Bob Chacko, who has donated copies to SAADA of his father’s magazine “Rajani,” a Malayalam language arts and culture magazine published in Philadelphia from 1986 to 1997, said that an organization like this will allow him to teach his children about these iconic South Asian American figures. “There isn’t anything that

exists like this today for South Asian society,” Chacko said. “If you think of it in the long term, things could be lost overtime and eventually it kind of disappears.” SAAD’s meaning to Chacko extends farther than today’s generation. “The permanency of this knowledge in some meaningful way is significant to our society,” Chacko said. “I want my son or grandson to have this information available.” SAADA recently launched a new online forum entitled the “First Days Project” that showcases stories told by individuals of South Asian heritage about their first day in the United States. SAADA is also in the process of creating a walking tour that focuses on South Asian American history in Philadelphia. Mallick said the South Asian American Digital Ar-

chive will uncover stories that have been largely forgotten in American history. He said he hopes to continue his work with SAADA, ensuring the history that his organization is documenting will be available for future generations. “We’re not just trying to document these materials for research purposes,” Mallick said. “But also to raise awareness about these stories and to make sure people feel inspired by them and realize that to get to where we are as a community as South Asians in this country that there are people who helped to pave the way for us to do that.” Naveed Ahsan can be reached at naveed.ahsan@temple.edu.

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of jazz.” Despite having traveled the country and gaining exposure to multiple jazz scenes, Reed, who often performs for dancers, said the swing dancing community in Philly is very much present. “I think there are several different enclaves of swing dancers in Philly, but the ones that we work with the closest are the LAB dancers,” Reed said, who didn’t initially intend to perform for dancers until it was suggested by fellow Philadelphia musician Carsie Blanton. “She heard my voice and [Plowman] and I playing some standards,” Reed said. “We were just messing around. We Chelsea didn’t really have anything in Colatriano can be reached at mind. She came downstairs and chelsea.colatriano@temple.edu. was like, ‘If you form a band,

you guys could play for swing dancers. I could hook you up. It’d be really high-paying and it’d be a lot of fun.’ And I was like, ‘Hell yeah! Hook me up with that.’” This added element creates a strong connection between the performer and the dancer, Reed said. “It’s a totally different experience because they need you just as much as you need them,” Reed added. Stafford said Reed excels at this form of communication. “She’s a true extrovert,” Stafford said. “Even when you watch her sing, she engages you when she sings and she makes you feel like you’re part of the story, which is very important. “ While swing dancing may initially seem too retro to draw


anything but an older crowd, Reed said her audience varies from middle-aged couples to her friends from Temple. “It’s a really social thing, which is probably why it’s a younger crowd,” Reed said. Now back from tour, Reed said she and the band will be releasing a self-titled debut album sometime in December with Bell Tower Records. Jenelle Janci can be reached at jenelle.janci@temple.edu or on Twitter @jenelley.

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Retired wrestler Nigel McGuinness reflects on career from WWE,” McGuinness said. “There wasn’t any interest in me wrestling for them. An old arm injury, which was pretty much healed, is why I couldn’t work for WWE. Then I got hepatitis B in TNA and didn’t want to leave a chance for somebody else to get it.” Petitioning for intentional bleeding to cease in wrasslin’, McGuinness’ movement has resonated with at least two companies. “The WWE doesn’t do it, you applaud them for that,” McGuinness said. “ROH has a noblood policy as well. They’re in the process of getting a testing and/or vaccination protocol worked out through the legal system.” Since moving to Los An-

geles, the wounded warrior has explored acting, standup comedy, screenings and a few other projects, such as the Wrestling Cares Association, which runs a year-long tournament of 10-minute Ironman matches. “L.A. is like England but without the bad weather and bad teeth,” McGuinness said with a laugh. “There are so many bloody English people there. You can’t go anywhere without seeing one of those wankers popping around, stealing all my heat from having a cool accent. But it’s a beautiful city. You walk into a coffee shop and everybody has a script. A lot of people find that pretentious, and to a certain extent, it’s how you present that. But I like being around people who are creative.


Once you weed through all the people that are there just to be there, you can find some real diamonds, and that’s what I’m looking for.” McGuinness produced a documentary, with help from fans via Kickstarter, of his retirement tour. “The Last of McGuinness” revealed the heartache of a man finally quitting the chase of his lifelong dream. I wondered if a sour taste still lingered in his pie hole after months of adjusting to his new life. “It’s tough to see my friends [at WWE] making hundreds of thousands of dollars and really living the life that I worked my whole life for,” McGuinness said. “And I feel, justifiably so, that I unfairly lost the op-

portunity. But I’ve learned so many skills from working on the documentary, that I can now edit shows and movies and if I have other projects that I want to do, I know on the backend that I can do it all myself. I said to [Colt] Cabana on the end of the tour, really how I view my career will largely depend on what happens after my career. If I continue to have some success in L.A., I may look back and say, you know what? It was the best thing to happen to me.” College athletes who injure themselves and need a backup plan should take McGuinness’ advice. “Enjoy the journey,” McGuinness said. “College athletes are obviously looking toward the majors and making millions

of dollars, but they should still enjoy the pleasures of playing a sport they love. Look at yourself as a broad human being as opposed to a sports athlete. Look within yourself and say ‘What else am I good at?’ I don’t think you should study chemistry because you know you can make money as a chemist. There are a million people working a million jobs to pay the bills, but how many of them are really happy?” Perhaps a few too many DDTs had weakened McGuinness’ memory, but he still passed along some recent inspiration. “I saw someone giving a speech at an English university graduation online,” McGuinness said. “He was talking about all these people going into the

workforce now to look for a job that would make a certain amount of money. He felt you shouldn’t do that. Instead, you should find what you’re good at and enjoy. For a while you may make no money, but as long as you enjoy it and become the very best at what you love, eventually you could get paid to.” Even though McGuinness has yet to, and may never, make the money that he always yearned for, I hope he realizes that he became the very best at something we both love. Mitch can have Tuesdays. We’re wrestling people, McGuinness. John Corrigan can be reached at john.corrigan@temple.edu.




The youngest and perhaps most hyped member of the Odd Future contingency, Earl Sweatshirt is back on the map with his first headlining tour. After disappearing into the ether just as Odd Future began to gain steam, the 19-year-old has returned with a decidedly more mature and focused LP entitled “Doris.” The borderline misogyny of his previous LP has been replaced with a welcome portion of introspection, specifically on track “Chum,” while his razor sharp wordsmith skills remained.

Bands turn to fans to fund projects online ably more feasible. In 2012 alone, 2,241,475 people pledged a total of $319,786,629 in order to successfully fund 18,109 projects. Instead of having a label front the bill, crowdsourcing lets bands ask fans to donate money. Often bands without record labels are left to scrounge for cash alone or record in closets. This is an unfortunate reality that crowdsourcing allows independent acts to bypass. One such band who was able to successfully fund its latest release via Kickstarter was Field Mouse. “It was quicker and smarter,” Rachel Browne, the group’s guitarist and frontwoman, said.


“If we had recorded it like we did with our singles, we would have spent five days recording drums in a studio and then recorded the rest in my apartment or at practice spaces. It is hard to make the parts feel urgent if they need to. We were able to book five days for guitars and bass, so the whole thing had to be done no matter what. It’s harder to get that same feel when you can play guitar without pants on and while you are making a Hot Pocket at the same time. You can totally hear when a band didn’t get dressed before recording.” Not only was Field Mouse successful in funding its campaign, and thus able to avoid the

perils of recording in a closet, the band nearly doubled its initial goal of $8,500 and ultimately raised $15,702. “We only put out two 7-inches and did one long U.S. tour, so we feel kind of like a baby band in a lot of ways,” Browne said. “We were surprised to go over the amount we asked for. It was really moving.” And although the Kickstarter campaign provided the band with a surplus of cash, it was quickly accounted for. As with most small acts, Field Mouse’s expenses exceed the band’s income. “We were in debt from tour, so there are now no real

–David Zisser


Break out the leather jackets and get ready to pogo like it’s 1977. The 21st century’s answer to the Ramones, the Spits are bringing back single-speed power chord driven punk rock. The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based garage-punk quartet is hitting the road to promote its latest release “Kill the Kool.” –David Zisser


Straight from Canada comes indie rockers Half Moon Run, ready to take on the City of Brotherly Love. The band is traveling across the country to celebrate its release of its LP, “Dark Eyes,” released in late July. Previously touring with bands like Mumford & Sons, Metric and Of Monsters and Men, the band’s vocal harmony and steady instrumentals will follow similar sound. New York City-based band Misterwives will open for the group. –Patricia Madej



Brooklyn-based band Field Mouse creates its newest LP with a little help from Kickstarter.| COURTESY FIELD MOUSE MUSIC

extra funds, but we are also not less than broke,” Browne said. “When you are an opening band, you get paid between $150 and $300 per show and that doesn’t really cover all of the expenses no matter how frugal you are. We had to rent a van for this [tour].” A contentious side of the Kickstarter ` debate often begins and ends when the website is utilized by larger, more established bands. Notable examples include poppunk moguls Saves the Day and death metal archetypes Obituary. “I hate when larger bands with established fan bases use crowdsourcing,” Suskevich said. “It’s the equivalent of holding new material hostage. It’s like ‘Hey, we have some new songs, but we won’t release them unless you give us money.’” This is something Browne strongly refuted. “There is this completely false idea that the bigger a band is, the more money they have, and that is simply not true,” Browne said. “Two decades ago it was more likely to be true, but people don’t pay for music anymore. Whatever amount

of money you assume a band has to their name, subtract 75 percent of that and then divide it by the amount of members. You don’t have to legally purchase music if you don’t want to anymore, but you should definitely not [ridicule] a band for trying to get paid. It’s sad that our society Zac Suskevich/ does not value musician music enough to not steal it and then hate on bands that attempt to find alternate ways of making money.” However, the issue many musicians find with the concept, including Suskevich, is that bands are bypassing the struggle and distributing the financial burden to fans. “They try to make it so they can get with whatever big shot producer they’re trying to get with, or whoever they want to do the graphic design,” Suskevich said. “They take into account a lot of expenditures that don’t need to be taken into account. There’s always a cheaper option. If something’s not in your budget, then it’s not in your budget.”

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equivalent of holding new material hostage.

David Zisser can be reached at zisserd@temple.edu.

Up the Chain favors Philly after national tour Reed Kendall went from making albums at 13 to playing on WXPN’s stage. ANDREW GRIFFIN The Temple News On warmer nights in South Philadelphia, Up the Chain’s folk music will fall to the street from frontman Reed Kendall’s roof. “I play a lot of house shows,” Kendall said. “Recently I’ve been putting together shows on my roof.” On Nov. 1, Kendall will release his second album under the moniker Up the Chain, titled “Seeds and Thorns.” Produced by Bill Moriarty, partially responsible for producing albums by Dr. Dog and Man Man, the album features what Kendall described as “not a change in sound, but more mature songwriting.” While songwriting is one of the ways Kendall distinguishes between Up the Chain’s debut and the upcoming release, his vocal style is another standout. Kendall has a powerful, clear voice which sets him apart from the alcohol-and-cigarettes throats that are popular in the

folk genre. This doesn’t stop him from changing things up, however. “[Moriarty] heard me playing the songs in between takes, singing them quieter, and it stuck with him,” Kendall said. The result caused recording the tracks to sound just like that. A standout on the new album, “For to Give Away,” features this new vocal approach. “It’s the first song I ever wrote on piano,” Kendall said. “I was goofing around on the piano where we made the first album [“Holy, Open, Drying Road, Toy Soldiers”]. I had the piano part for a year before the lyrics.” Kendall got involved in music at a young age. “Writing songs is something I always have done and always will do,” Kendall said. “I picked up a guitar when I was 12 and I started writing and recording right away.” When Kendall was 13 years old, he put out a four-track CD of original songs. He used one of the songs from that CD as a hidden track on Up the Chain’s 2011 debut. “It’s funny because there’s two minutes of silence,” Kendall said. “And then all of a sudden, somebody who sounds like Tracy Chapman came on.”

While Kendall mocks his formerly high-pitched voice, not many other 13-year-olds put out albums of original songs. As far as influences go, Kendall said he draws inspiration from Bright Eyes. “‘Lifted or the Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground’ is one of my favorite albums,” he said. “Conor Oberst is my favorite songwriter.” However, his music is not in the same vein. Up the Chain’s sound favors more soulful and upbeat qualities rather than the melancholy crooning of Bright Eyes. Even though songwriting was always a huge part of Kendall’s life, music did not become a career choice until he was 24 years old. “I worked as a caddy for a while and would write songs on the job,” Kendall said. Up the Chain came into being as his project and has no set band. “Some people play in it for longer than others – it’s really just about whoever’s available,” Kendall said. In support of “Seeds and Thorns,” Up the Chain will play shows up and down the East Coast for the next two months. “I have a college booking agent, so we make billions of

phone calls and put it all together,” Kendall said. This is one of the more extensive tours he’s been on, most of them being two week stints. Kendall grew up in Ardmore, Pa., and has based his life in the Philadelphia area, in part due to his father, Phillip C. Kendall, a psychology professor at Temple. When asked about plans for the future, Kendall doesn’t express any other desire but to write songs and be in Philadelphia.

“I’m starting to build a studio in my basement,” Kendall said. “I’d like to be in Philly when I’m not touring. Philadelphia is where I feel the most grounded.” Kendall’s next show in the area will be on Oct. 16, at WXPN’s The Porch at 30th Street Station. Andrew Griffin can be reached at andrew.baerd.griffin@temple.edu.

Reed Kendall of Up the Chain reflects on the success of his musical career. | COURTESY RANDEX COMMUNICATIONS




Philadelphia celebrated food and culture at their last night market of the year in Chinatown on Oct. 3 from 7-10 p.m. Previously, the night market has been held in University City, Northern Liberties, South Street and more during the warmer months of the year. | EDWARD BARRENECHEA TTN

Prime Stache centers around facial hair, food and drink

Eagles player Brent Celek opens restaurant in Old City. SINEAD CUMMINGS The Temple News

An Eagles player with mustache envy began recruiting his own team at chain restaurants. Now, he owns a bistro of his own. Prime Stache, located at 110 Chestnut St., is the brainchild of Eagles tight-end Brent Celek. BAR/NIGHTLIFE He and co-owner Hee “Chino” Chang became business partners after meeting at Redstone, a favorite spot for hungry football players, where Chino was the head executive chef. The two invited former employee Ron Guri to leave his post at T.G.I. Fridays and become general manager at their bar. “It’s [Celek’s] vision and [Chang] puts it all together,” Guri said. “We’re not trying to give anyone overbearing service. This bar and restaurant is about feeling at home.” Exposed brick, wooden tables and

a full marble counter bar are inside, and a simple, wood-carved mustache as the identifying sign outside play up the aesthetic. “For [Celek], it was nostalgia and a tribute to his grandfather,” Guri said about the mustache influence. Celek’s grandfather sported a handlebar mustache in the ‘40s and ‘50s and made a living as a street vendor selling hot dogs and sausages. As his first venture into restaurant ownership, it’s fitting that Celek should look to another family entrepreneur for inspiration. Prime Stache opened last April. There are no TVs on the first floor because the bistro wants patrons to focus on the food and drinks, but the second floor has been renovated with a TV to accommodate sports fans on game days or larger parties. “We had three mock services at the end of April and then we went live,” Guri said. “We had no idea what we were doing at that time, it was our third day, but we hustled and we made it happen somehow. A lot of that original staff is still here and remember our opening. It was crazy.”

Guri may have questioned at first why a successful football player and a head chef with a steady job would want to enter into the demanding work of restaurant owning, but it didn’t keep him from jumping at the opportunity. “When they gave me the call, I was like, ‘I’m ready,’” Guri said. Guri said it’s not usual to see an appearance from Celek in the restaurant. “We don’t have Eagles’ jerseys on the wall, we don’t have [Celek’s] signature hanging up, but he is in here all the time,” Guri said. “I think opening [Prime Stache] shows his commitment to the city,” Danny Glenn, a senior at Temple, said about Celek. Glenn met Celek last fall while interning at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he hosted a radio game show with the footballer. “Temple had just played Cincinnati [in football], so we were talking about that, kind of making fun of each other because Temple had lost, and this was during the time when he was injured and the Eagles sucked,” Glenn said. “He’s kind of shy, actually, and


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really just a country kid.” That “country kid” attitude may have carried over into Prime Stache, where pulled pork sandwiches, meatloaf and macaroni and cheese are staples and nothing is frozen. Everything is made to be eaten that day, a decision by Chang. The bistro may be owned by a football player, but it is far from a sports bar, where the gameday essential Budweiser is not even offered. Spe-

cialty cocktails are available, however, to wash down the “Ron Burgundy,” a pork sandwich. “[Prime Stache has been] outstanding as far as growth, from there to here it is unbelievable,” Guri said. “I cannot imagine the next six months, but we’re blessed to have a wonderful chef and have [Celek] as a boss.” Sinead Cummings can be reached at sinead.cummings@temple.edu.

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Alumni showcased at DesignPhiladelphia DesignPhiladelphia will stop at Temple Oct. 1112 at the Tyler School of Art. CHELSEA FINN The Temple News

The ninth-annual DesignPhiladelphia festival will make Philadelphia its own stage during the eightday festival. Complete with events like runway shows, ART book signings and open studios, these events will be set up in locations such as museums, warehouses, streets, boutiques and even universities, including Temple. Temple will host an art market at the Tyler School of Art on Oct. 11 from noon until 7 p.m. and on Oct. 12 from noon until 5 p.m. About 27 artists will showcase and sell their work, most of which are Tyler alumni. Temple alumni, Kristen Brennan, Patricia Dougherty and Eva Shelley, as well as visiting artist Patrick Carrow will all be a part of the Art Market in their own unique way. Brennan attended Tyler from 1986 until 1991 and graduated with a BFA in painting and with a teaching certificate. After graduating, Brennan struggled to find her niche but found that being creative was a major part of her life. Approximately seven years ago she realized how much she loved drawing funny pictures of animals in outfits. “As I have two girls and love kids, my work appeals to the little kid in all of us,” Brennan said. “I focus on being whimsical and silly. I love to watch my customers smile

and laugh at my stupid jokes.” making, silver snipping and much Brennan said she finds inspira- more. Dougherty said she would tion for her artwork in everyday life, even go back to nonprofits to confrom her two kids to her French bull- tinue learning and skill building. dog, Olivia. Dougherty explains the belief Dougherty, also a Temple alum- that design goes hand in hand with na, will participate in the market. everyday life, from what we eat on Prior a student at Rowan Univer- to the furniture we sit on. Experiencsity, Dougherty transferred to Tyler ing DesignPhiladelphia last year, in 1982 and was a glass major. Like Dougherty explains an event that Brennan, Dougherty uses live organ- moved her. isms within her inspiration to create. “An artist named Amdur did an “I have chosen installation called symbolic forms that ‘Looking Glass,’ It’s great to do inspired by a paintare both universal and personal to express kit for something for by-numbers an idea of ‘time,’” Vincent Van Gogh’s myself. I never ‘Sunflowers.’ Amdur Dougherty said. “Often I use nests, eggs, turned Spring thought this has marine animals, and Garden station into could happen. something, well, alone-celled organisms. They are symbols for garden-like,” Pushing myself is most natural phenomena Dougherty said. “To that manifest this noexciting. make the installation of time. After tion, Amdur had her seeing a specific creadrawings translated Eva Shelley / artist ture I do a painting into a digital format, or two or three – this then printed on fabforces one to really examine a speci- ric, and finally embedded in indusmen.” trial resin.” Carrow of Patrick Michael DeCarrow receieved an opportusigns will also have his work show- nity to intern with Alexander Mccased. Carrow’s desire to be a part of Queen and said when he realized the designing community came well that he could relate to this successful before his college years. person, he knew he could follow his “When I was 10 or 12, I would dream. be collecting GQ magazine, Elle, Patrick Michael Accessories Vogue, Bazaar and so on,” Carrow now carries things from handbags, said. “I would create collages on my to clutches and much more. He said wall of assorted designs, from wom- he finds inspiration everywhere he en’s to men’s, from shoes to jewelry. goes, even in a dark hallway, I felt a creative vibration. The fash“I’m out in this dirty and dingy ion drive remained with me. In 2001 hallway and the floor is all ripped I enrolled in the Art Institute.” up but there is shape and texture, Dougherty’s field of artwork has highlights of light and dark that my ranged over the years through vari- eye goes to,” Carrow said. “So I can ous jobs and skills such as jewelry find it [inspiration] in this dark halldesigner stain glass mechanic, bead way, in my garden, anywhere. It’s all

about pattern and color.” Shelley, from Medford, N.J., is another Tyler alumna joining the market. Graduating from Tyler in 2005 with a BFA in glass, Shelley still carries what she learned at Tyler School of Art with her today. Shelley explains that her glass flowers have become a big hit for weddings, but now it’s time to expand onto other things that will interest men and for people who have specific interests, such as the beach. Owning her own business is not something that Shelley had anticipated happening. She is hoping that setting up at the art market will help her market herself, meet new people and grow with her business. “It’s great to do something for myself. I never thought this could happen,” Shelley said. “Pushing myself is exciting. It’s exciting to grow.” As a returning artist from last year’s art market, Brennan said she looks forward to seeing new student faces and visiting the facilities, she also urges that DesignPhialdelphia is for anybody, artist or not, who just enjoys visual arts. At her stand, look for original illustrations painted onto plates, mugs and more. “I have one woman who comes back to each art show I do to buy a new cat mug,” Brennan said. “She has a collection of about six or seven of them. That makes me feel awesome. I also really enjoy the look on customer faces when they get my silly jokes. That is the greatest reward of all.” Chelsea Finn can be reached at chelsea.finn@temple.edu.

Nonprofit teaches lessons in media Nuala Cabral, a Temple alum, creates her own nonprofit “media literacy project.”

For years, some people have questioned the images being constantly presented to them on TV and radio, but one 2010 graduate has created a unique way to help others challenge the media. Nuala Cabral is the cofounder of FAAN Mail, or “Fostering Activism and Alternatives Now!” “It is a media literacy and activist project that tries to critique, create and promote media with social change in mind,” Cabral said during an interview she had with Power 99, Philadelphia’s hip hop and R&B music station. Cabral was a graduate student who studied broadcast mass communication with a concentration in media literacy education. She came to Temple to study under a professor whose experience motivated her to launch FAAN Mail. Cabral said the issues of gender and race in the media, as well as activism, have always interested her and were things she researched at Temple. However, it wasn’t until the end of her senior year that FAAN Mail came to life. “I saw a music video that went viral that was problematic, with its messages that was basically promot-

tions as well as the artist because they tend to promote the same type of material. To these participants, the corporations care more about money than the community receiving the media, which is what FAAN Mail aims to change. FAAN Mail has addressed issues such as the rape culture promoted by rap songs like “U.O.E.N.O.” by Rocko featuring Rick Ross, misogyny in lyrics used by rappers such as Lil’ Wayne, and his inappropriate reference to Emmet Till in the “Karate Chop” remix and street harassment of young women of color. Some of these issues were followed with petitions to correct the damage done by the media. For a positive balance, FAAN Mail also discusses topics such ethnic studies, the youth media program for teen girls it launched and

explaining media literacy. According to its website, “Media literacy is a tool we use to help us navigate a media saturated world. It helps us be more informed consumers who advocate for change.” Its next event is on Nov. 13, where there will be a screening of “Orange is the New Black,” a comedy drama series about female prisoners. Afterward, the group will have discussions with viewers who have been affected by prison in some way. As mentioned in one of its talkbacks, FAAN Mail aims to keep people informed about the harmful messages in the media, and not just to hear the beat but to listen to the words as well.

CAPTURING THE MOMENT Photography is on display from Oct. 11 to Dec. 31 at the National Constitution Center. The images are brought together in chronological order within an exhibit named “Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs.” This will show each Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph since 1942, which totals more than 150 photographs. The exhibit, which is touring worldwide, was originally created by the Newseum in Washington, D.C. – Chelsea Finn

OUTFEST 2013 October means LGBTQ History Month. Mayor Nutter began the month-long festivities this past Thursday, Oct. 3, with featured performances by Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus and the Philadelphia Freedom Band. A full guide of events can be found online at phillygaycalendar.com. Upcoming events include the National Coming Out Day Block Party, or Outfest, on Oct. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. in the Gayborhood. Events at the fest include a high heel race, a flea market, live musical entertainment and more. The event is hosted by Philly Pride. Sponsors include Woody’s, Campbell’s Soup Company, AT&T, Wired 96.5, Wells Fargo and more. Philly Pride’s website calls Outfest “the largest National Coming Out event in the world.” – Patricia Madej

POP-UP PARK Last summer, Eakins Oval, located in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was transformed into The Oval, a pop-up park on the Ben Franklin Parkway. It hosted a variety of attractions, such as food trucks, a life-sized chessboard and a “beach.” Originally scheduled to end Aug. 18, the park’s events have been extended into the fall. This weekend, Oct. 10-13, is the last chance to visit the park this year. The theme is “Harvest at the Oval, The New Shape of Fall,” featuring fall-themed food vendors, a PHAIR open air market, a petting zoo and more. – Sarae Gdovin




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The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has declared October Mural Arts Month. Throughout the month, there will be plenty of opportunities to participate in the program. A free trolley tour of Philadelphia’s murals will be available on Oct. 19 on 15th and Locust streets. Since space is limited, reservations are required and can be made by calling 215-9253633 or by emailing tours@muralarts.org. If that event becomes full, self-guided audio tours of “The Mural Mile” leave daily from The Gallery on 9th and Market streets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experience the murals at a self-set pace while learning about some prominent Philly artworks and artists. The price is $20. –Sinead Cummings

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ing nonconsensual sex and promiscuous sex,” Cabral said. “I thought we should respond to this, because little girls really look up to this girl because she was a Cheetah girl.” The video she was referring to was “Spectacular” by Kiely Williams, former 3LW member and Cheetah Girl, a Disney Channel movie and group. An open letter campaign was started and generated many responses against the video, prompting Williams’ manager to respond to some of the letters. Williams added a disclaimer under her video, which said she was only portraying a character and “wrote ‘Spectacular’ and made the video to bring attention to a serious women’s health and safety issue.” After this incident, Cabral took action. “We saw this opportunity where we could do more of this,” she said. “This is how it should be; there should be dialogue about the media that we see.” This dialogue then led to talkbacks, in which some people in the community meet at people’s houses and critique media as well as discuss alternatives they’d like to see. These discussions are recorded and posted on the FAAN Mail website. There are also conversations with media corporations such as Clear Channel, where they discussed misogyny, and Power 99, where they discussed the mission of FAAN Mail. Many participants in FAAN Mail challenge the media corpora-


GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN @visitphilly tweeted on Oct. 5 that all government-run attractions in Philadelphia remain closed including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the Ben Franklin Museum. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Betsy Ross House, National Liberty Museum and more are still open.


@FOX29philly tweeted on Oct. 2 that former Nickelodeon star Nick Cannon awarded Denzel Austin Thompson, a North Philadelphia teen, the $10,000 TeenNick Halo Award for his work on his urban farm. An article by FOX29 explained that the 19-year-old is enrolled as a high schooler at Agora Cyber Charter School and has hopes of attending Temple University.



@phillydotcom tweeted on Oct. 5 that Amazon may be working on creating its own smartphone. Running on the same operating system as the Kindle Fire, a modified Android OS, the device will feature four cameras that will track the user’s head movment and be able to give the appearance of a 3D interface.

@phillydotcomEnt tweeted on Oct. 4 that the exlusive British grafitti artist Banksy has taken up residency in New York City. Having already tagged a few buildings in the city, the Guardian has created a virtual map of Banksy’s work and the Museum of Modern Art has created its own Banksy hashtag.


Student looks to workplace for style

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aul-Winston Cange doesn’t consider himself a fashionable individual. It’s obvious upon meeting him, however, that he knows a thing or two about style. The junior political science major sat down with The Temple News to talk a little about his personal style. The Temple News: How would you describe your style? Paul-Winston Cange: More casual. I never really dress down. I keep it casual, but cool at the same time. TTN: What are your staple clothing items? PWC: I like to wear dress shirts all the time. And khakis all the time.


Officers need ‘a certain mindset’

TTN: What stores do you like to shop at? PWC: I work at Express, so I shop there. I like Gap, H&M, Banana Republic, those types of stores. TTN: Do you like working at Express? PWC: Yeah, I mean, I like all the clothes there. And working there teaches me things about style, so that’s nice. TTN: Do you have a fashion icon or someone whose style you’re inspired by? PWC: Not really. But my little brother is into fashion, so I’m inspired by him. TTN: Do you have any fashion tips for students? PWC: Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. You don’t have to conform to everyone else’s style, just wear whatever you like. TTN: What trends are you looking forward to this fall? PWC: I like layering sweaters and cardigans. I also like shoes, boots and all that stuff. TTN: Where is your outfit from today? PWC: My shirt and pants are from Express, and my Vans are from Journeys. Melonee Rembert can be reached at melonee.rembert@temple.edu.


The university’s police academy has a class of 18 cadets. SERGEI BLAIR The Temple News

Paul-Winston Cange’s style is inspired in part by Express, where he works. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN

During a late-evening board meeting in July 2013, Kathleen Gahagan placed her hand on the Bible held by her father and was sworn in as the 18th law enforcement officer for the Lower Salford Police Department. Family and friends, who packed the room full at the Harleysville, Pa. Municipal Township building, applauded as the police chief handed the petite 23-year-old an official police badge. “This is something I’ve worked for, because it’s been a dream of mine to become a police officer since I was a child,” Gahagan said. Gahagan is one of many graduates of Temple University Municipal Police Academy. Temple is among several institutions in the state that heads its own police academy through its criminal justice training programs, a division of Department of Criminal Justice. The academy prepares ca-

dets for future work in local police departments and other law enforcement positions. The three women and 15 men make up the current cadet class, which began on Sept. 9 and runs until early February. Those attending range in age from 20 to 50 years old. Robert Deegan, the active director of the police academy, assumed the position in 2009 but has been teaching since 1977. He said although the academy is a great institution within the university, it’s not for everyone. “It takes a certain mindset to do this job,” Deegan said. “Many people don’t want to deal with the nastiest of the world, they don’t want to deal with blood and gore. The only mistake they make is watch too much TV then come in here with expectation that you’re going to do CSI work. That’s not a reality.” A day at the academy begins at 7:45 a.m. at a courtyard outside Bright Hall on the Ambler Campus. Fifteen minutes before start of classes at 8 a.m., cadets in full uniform assemble at attention in a three-line formation with feet apart and arms crossed behind their backs. The group salutes as members slow-


New student organization pushes university to recognize Slavic culture groups involved, “except maybe Croatians,” Wieczorek said. It also has nearly 400 likes on its Facebook page and a couple hundred people on Owl Connect. Attendance to events varies between 20 and 50 people, and the attendees’ connections to Slavic culture aren’t all the same. Wieczorek is a secondgeneration immigrant, Vice President Michał Głogowski arrived in the U.S. in 2005 and others are third generation immigrants or further back.


“Our treasurer isn’t really Slavic at all, she just wanted to connect to her Slavic roots for some reason,” Głogowski said. “She doesn’t really know the language either, but she’s always there for us.” TSA events have included general body meetings with handmade pierogies, volunteering at a Polish-American festival, an annual barbecue and hosting a Polish professor from the University of Pennsylvania. The group’s next big event is the Macedonian Film Festival


on Oct. 12 with NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts professor and Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski. “Biggest speaker we’ll probably ever have,” Głogowski said of Manchevski, who will be showing two of his films at the Reel with a Q&A after each one. TSA is also pushing to have more Slavic education available. Recently, it successfully petitioned to have a course called Modern Slavic Literature offered in the spring. It is also

working toward creating classes to teach Polish and Bulgarian to students. “The story is that the Slavic department has been dying slowly, and ever since we gathered the people, there’s hope now,” Wieczorek said. Kevin Wynne, TSA’s historian and senior history major, said he hasn’t found the decline of Slavic education surprising. “I have come to the conclusion that Slavic history can be niche and very specialized, so the lack has not been that hard

for me to accept,” Wynne said. “My one grudge of a class that I had was in my Crusade course, there was no real focus put on the Northern Crusades.” But perhaps one of TSA’s greatest strengths is in what it offers newcomers to America like Todor Raykov, a graduate student and Fulbright scholar who arrived from Bulgaria last August and has connected with TSA. “I believe that one of the best things one can do during his or her stay at a particular

university is to get involved in different organizations and meet likeminded people,” Raykov said. “I think that this is a great opportunity to enhance your organizational and people skills. Moreover, since I am an international student, I consider TSA as a good place to receive information from peers who have a similar background on the best ways to cope with different issues in the U.S.A. Nathan Landis Funk can be reached at nathan.david.landis. funk@temple.edu.

Years of TV scored internship


Katro argues the TV she watched as a child inspired her work at Nick News.

emember when you would always tell me that I watched too much TV?” I asked my parents recently. They never conformed to the mainstream message of parenting magazines that advised cutting down on their c h i l d ’s televis i o n Esther Katro w a t c h Internal Updates i n g . Those hours spent in front of the TV eventually led to an internship in television production. While I have always been a healthy and active person, it turns out my countless hours in front of incandescent screens was with a purpose. In fifth grade, my teacher assigned our class a “million dollar project” in which we had to choose how we would invest a million dollars, if given the opportunity. At 11 years old, I debated between CD players or a surplus of scooters and rollerblades. Nickelodeon’s “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee” sparked the idea for my million dollar investment: to build an all-girls school in Afghanistan. I envisioned an informative break from the hourly cartoon schedule, the longest running kids’ news show in television history.

I proudly stood in front of my class, displaying my manual clippings of pictures cut out of TIME magazine glued next to a picture of me with young girls covered in burkas. I realized my calling to be a journalist. Seven years later, I found myself waking up at 4 a.m. to travel to my internship with Nickelodeon’s “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.” I went to the West Village in Manhattan twice a week. Nick News is owned by Ellerbee and her husband through a production company called Lucky Duck Productions. I felt like the luckiest duck, having the opportunity to work in the media capitol of the world under a great journalist. After arriving in the West Village, I had the pleasure of meeting a former North Philadelphian and recent Temple alumna Michele Aweeky. I had just transferred to Temple from Ithaca College and was learning how to navigate both Philadelphia and New York. Aweeky taught me that and just about everything I know about television production. Aweeky is now in charge of hiring interns, where she does her main recruiting through the interview process. She said she’s looking people who are willing to work hard. “If someone shows up to work and doesn’t assert themselves and realize what kinds of opportunities await just being inside a functioning company, and in my case, a multi-Emmy award-winning company, then I don’t want to give them impor-

tant work to do,” Aweeky said. After showing I was willing to work, I didn’t have to ask for responsibilities anymore. The people in the office became my “New York City family.” I began sitting down with each person to learn how they do their job and the importance of it. The more I got to know the people that worked in the office, the more willing they became to start assigning me projects. I even had the tremendous opportunity to assist with an interview with “Saturday Night Live’s” Seth Meyers for our “Annoying Siblings” show. I also got to act as a production assistant at HBO Studios for our show “Are We There Yet?” with guest Gloria Steinem as we asked how far women have come over the years. My internship with Nick News led to a new internship with a women’s public policy organization in Washington, where I met with one of the guests on our show during production. Like Aweeky told me, internships “look for someone who is a mix of devoted, interested, social and reserved. And most of all, someone who has a no-job-is-too-small attitude. Everyone makes the coffee at some point. At Nick News, [Ellerbee] even makes the coffee. So if you’re starting to think a job is below you – it isn’t. As an intern, you’re the lowest part of the totem pole. Bite your tongue and make the coffee. Maybe it will lead to a job someday.” Esther Katro can be reached at esther.katro@temple.edu.




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Keplinger said, assisted by his wife. “Everybody in the neighborhood would come and ask where [my brother] was, and since I knew it all, they called me King, and then Gimp, because of my disability.” The name stuck, but for Keplinger, the term “gimp” takes on another meaning entirely. “I looked up the word gimp and I found out it also means fighting spirit,” he said. “I am the king of the fighting spirit and not many people think [gimp] also means that.” Keplinger said he does not allow cerebral palsy to stop him from doing what he loves: creating art. The focus of his documentary is to illustrate Keplinger’s life from age 12 to 25 and show how he began taking an interest in art and using it to help release his emotions and creativity. On a visit to the Tyler School of Art on Oct. 2, Keplinger shared his unique creation process with students in Professor Lisa Kay’s art education class. “It was an amazing thing to be a part of and see how [Keplinger] actually makes his art,” Brianna Collins, a photography student with a focus in art education, said. “As someone who is going to be a teacher, [I am] going to have students with disabilities, and it’s amazing to see someone doing great things with their lives and not letting anything get in the way.” From the moment Keplinger moved onto the floor to work on his piece, he seemed fully immersed in the art and broke concentration only to answer questions from students. In order to paint or draw, he typically wears a “headstick,” a


tool that allows him more independence in his work. However, during the presentation in Kay’s class, he worked with pastels and preferred to use his hands as his tools. The immense amount of energy Keplinger uses in each piece of art is something Kay said she finds particularly incredible. “As I watched him move around that paper, all I thought in my head was this choreographed dance between him and the paper and the materials,” Kay said. “He was just so engaged in the process, it was like this dialogue between him and the image. That was amazing.” Keplinger puts all he has into each piece, making his work all the more personal and profound. “Art is about pushing yourself to the next step,” Keplinger said. “Most people may question how art and disability go together, but to me it makes sense. They are both a way of living, because you always have to figure out answers.” While taking turns to guess what the drawing might be of, students were able to witness how Keplinger uses his art to project his feelings to others. “Every piece of art has a part of me, because you can see every mark I make, intentional and unintentional,” Keplinger said. It typically takes him two to three weeks to complete one of his pieces, which have appeared in galleries across the country. While Keplinger has achieved success with his work, he said that without the help of the caring people around him, he would not be where he is. The relationship between him and his wife is of particular im-

portance. “He takes greater care of me than I do of him,” Dena Keplinger said. At the Keplingers’ speaking engagement at Tyler Contemporary on Oct. 3, Dena mentioned that without her husband’s disability, the two may never have come to be. “I was working as a nanny when I caught his documentary on HBO, and my life was so changed I had to contact him,” she said. “We were friends for three years until I accompanied him on a trip to California, and by the end I knew I was smitten.” The strong connection the Keplingers have did not go unnoticed by students, who said the way the couple communicated was a beautiful thing to witness. “I really enjoyed seeing Dan and Dena talk to each other because it really seems like they developed their own language with each other,” Tia Tumminello, a senior art education major, said. “It seems like the rest of the world isn’t an issue for them, and it looks like they can get through anything. They’ve built something really strong with each other.” The couple shares a similar outlook on life, which they said they wish to spread to others. Keplinger said he hopes people pick up on this message through his art. “I just enjoy life and take it as it comes and see it as an adventure,” he said. “Everybody has obstacles that it’s so easy to blow everything out of proportion.” Having the ability to use art as an outlet has changed Keplinger’s life tremendously, he said. Recognizing a need for

Dan Keplinger suffers from cerebral palsy, which he contracted at birth. He uses tools like a headstick to paint, though he used his hands to demonstrate his creative process to Tyler students last week on Oct. 2, before showing his documentary, “King Gimp.”| ERIC DAO TTN more people to find a niche, he said he hopes everyone, disabled or not, will eventually find some thing they love. “I’d like to think that if everyone found a passion in life,

then it would be a better world,” Keplinger said. “I see that everyone has something to contribute to society. I’m not saying you have to solve the biggest problem. Something as simple

as opening a door for someone having a bad day can change someone’s entire attitude.” Alexa Bricker can be reached at alexa.bricker@temple.edu.





AROUND CAMPUS ‘OKLAHOMA!’ AT BOYER To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Roger & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” the Boyer College of Music and Dance will be having their own production beginning this Wednesday, Oct. 9. The classic show is the love story of Laurie, a farm girl, and Curley, a cowboy, taking place at a time of heightened tension in U.S. history, and will feature a cast of 35 student actors and full orchestra. The Oct. 9 show is from 7-9 p.m. in the Tomlinson Theater, and there will be many other showings until the closing show on Oct. 20. Other show dates and times are: Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., Oct. 12, at 8 p.m., Oct. 13 at 2 p.m., Oct. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and the final show on Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. All showings of “Oklahoma!” are free for all students. -Alexa Bricker


Cadets from class of 2013 stand at attention at the end of class day when the United States flag is ceremoniously taken down every day. The eighteen cadets, including 3 women, will graduate on February 13, 2014. | SERGEI BLAIR TTN

22-week program trains police officers at Ambler ly raise the American flag. A similar closing ceremony follows at the conclusion of the day when the flag is taken down at 2:30 p.m. Many training practices are compared to military boot camps, but Deegan said the regiment his academy adopted is designed to instill respect and order in career of law enforcement. “These ceremonies give us an opportunity to see how well they’re dressed and prepared for the day,” Deegan said. “We take the best portion of the military protocol and use it in our structure, like the chain of command, marching and standing in formation. We do things along these lines to meet the protocol that they’re going to run into when they get out


into law enforcement.” According to the program’s description, the 22-week training typically starts twice a year in October and May. Since it’s considered a state certification class and courses are not accredited, cadets attending are expected to pay the full tuition fee of $4,600 up front before classes begin. The 760-hour curriculum covers everything from criminal law and defensive tactics to emergency vehicle driving, firearms handling, ethics and integrity training. Temple first offered police training in 1968 on Main Campus. The program was relocated to its current location at Ambler campus in the mid 1990s. The academy is state certified by the Municipal Police Officers’ Ed-

ucation and Training Commission. Police recruits come from throughout Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia counties. Deegan said all of the academy’s faculty members are either active or retired full-time law enforcement practitioners, including police officers, deputy sheriffs, assistant district attorneys and members of the judiciary. For 50-year-old Yacob Anderson, a cadet in the current class, keeping up with younger classmates during physical training at times gets tough, but he said he doesn’t use his age as an excuse. He attended the academy in 1991 and has returned to retake the test. Erica Melling, 22, hopes one day to work with a K-9 unit and in

detective services, to incorporate her love of dogs into her police work. She said she’s determined to become certified by Feb. 13, the program graduation day. Though she finds the academy challenging, she said it is worthwhile for her. “It’s very hard, because the academy is full-time,” Melling said. “If it’s something you want to do, you’re going to get through it. We’re very passionate about what we want to do, so we’re all working for the same goal of becoming police officers one day, no matter what is at stake.” Sergei Blair can be reached at sergei.blair@temple.edu.

Drag show boosts self-esteem, student says enough.” Dunn makes her costumes by gathering inexpensive garments from local thrift stores. Her favorite role to embody is Stark, the hero played by actor Robert Downey, Jr. in “Iron Man.” “He’s my spirit animal,” Dunn said. “I aspire to be him as a person, except maybe less lonely and critical.” Though she attends costume conventions more regularly than drag shows, Dunn said she enjoys the drag show environment and the rush she gets from roleplaying. “I performed in the drag show,” Dunn said. “It was a performance. During costume conventions people just hang out and there isn’t as much pressure.” Performing in a drag show may seem intimidating and outlandish to some, but Dunn said she believes everyone can benefit from the experience. “It especially helps people with low self-esteem,” she said. “You pick a character you love, and you love the person you’re dressed as. I’m outgoing, so it isn’t a big deal for me.” Junior environmental studies major Lauren Rangel-Friedman said she was more hesitant to perform, but after attending the drag show last


year she became inspired to take a chance. “I was that kid in high school that didn’t want to speak in front of anyone,” Rangel-Friedman said. “After seeing the show last year, I thought if I get the guts to do it, it’d be really cool.” Rangel-Friedman played the role of Adam Levine and sang “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5. She said she was intimidated by the thought of performing alone in front of a large crowd was also something she had never done before. Rangel-Friedman said she felt slightly more confident after the audition. “It felt harder than the performance,” Rangel-Friedman said. “There may have been less people watching, but they were watching more intently.” Like Dunn, Rangel-Friedman considers the show an opportunity for students to let loose and enjoy themselves, but she also finds a deeper meaning in performing. “I wanted to prove to myself that I’m comfortable with my individuality, and this was the way to do it,” she said. Senior Antonio Rodriguez said he views the drag show similarly. “You see people wearing crazy

outfits and their confidence draws you in,” he said. “They push being loud, singing and dancing, and it’s a time to express yourself because no one will judge you.” Students positively reviewed last year’s performance, noting that the energy was intense. “Imagine a great stage presence, a runway, one of the hottest dance groups on campus and a live DJ,” junior Ashley Archer said of the 2012 performance. “Take the best concert you’ve ever been to and multiply it by four – that was the drag show.” Because it was the launch party for National Coming Out Week, the event had more features than just a drag show. “We gave out T-shirts to the first 50 people in the audience,” Rodriguez said in reference to the 2012 drag show. “[And we] offered free HIV testing outside the show.” This year’s performance offered the same perks to attendees. Events for National Coming Out Week will continue this week and end with a small festival at noon on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Bell Tower. For more details and a list of events, follow @NCOWtemple on Twitter. Claire Sasko can be reached at claire.sasko@temple.edu.

Students can learn to satisfy a rumbling stomach on their own this Thursday, Oct. 10 at the “Let’s Get Cooking!” demonstration. Sponsored by Student Health Services, students can learn basic recipes and techniques for easy meals. These tutorials cover all the bases with directions for making a quick breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack that cater to college students on the go. The event will take place in the Student Health Services room, located on the fourth floor of 1810 Liacouras Walk, from 3-4:30 p.m. Students can register by emailing Lori Lorditch at lori.lorditch@temple.edu. -Jessica Smith


Student Leadership will host a showing of “Pitch Perfect” for a free movie and popcorn night at The Reel on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The movie night is part of a program headed by the Diamond Leader Developmental Program Lead Team. There will be a post-movie discussion lead by the present Diamond Leaders exploring leadership in the cinematic arena. Those who attend are invited to take part in the conversation. No registration or tickets are necessary to attend the Student Leadership movie night, and the showing of the movie is free to all students. The event is worth 10 Diamond Leadership points. Lauren Bullock organized the event and can be reached at lauren.bullock@temple.edu. -Erin Edinger-Turoff


Jay Oatis rehearses “Walking on Air.”| SKYLER BURKHART TTN

On Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m., the Women’s Studies Program will sponsor a fashion show at Morgan Hall that is meant to showcase diverse beauty and celebrate different body types. The event will take place in Room D301 in the residence hall, and is open to all students free of charge. It will feature student models on the runway and will be approximately two hours in duration. The theme of the fashion show is “Nobody is Perfect, but Every-body is Beautiful.” Models and attendees will focus on accepting beauty regardless of societal standards for body types. Event coordinators plan to offer a constructive and positive experience for students by promoting the acceptance of all statures. Tom DiAgostino is the coordinator of the event. He can be reached at thomas.diagostino@temple.edu. -Erin Edinger-Turoff


“How do you feel

about B.O.B. coming to perform at Temple for homecoming?


“Honestly, I don’t know who they are. I would go if they were someone more significant in the music industry.”



“He’s a moderately famous musical artist, but I feel like Temple could have done a little better.”

“He’s OK. I don’t really listen to much modern music, so something a little different would have been nice.”








Freshman adjusting to collegiate golf life

Evan Galbreath has played in three fall tournaments. CHASE SENIOR The Temple News

On a roster that boasts returning players like sophomore Brandon Matthews and junior Matt Teesdale, freshman Evan Galbreath has stood out in fall play. “[Galbreath] is super raw,” coach Brian Quinn said. “He will have a lot of ability. He’s got to learn GOLF how to manage his game. He’s changed his swing dramatically since he’s been with us at Temple, which is something he needed to do.” “He’s a little young,” Quinn added. “He wants to try to hit the ball real far, which I love.

But we got to try and get him to hone his game a little bit.” The first three tournaments for Galbreath have been difficult, but he said it’s a learning process. “You step up to this level and it’s different,” Galbreath said. “Every tournament, you’re not just playing to play good, you’re playing to learn. Every tournament that goes by, you should know a little bit more on what to do.” The learning curve from high school to college is a steep one, Galbreath said. “The biggest thing is the talent and the skill level,” Galbreath, a Lower Moreland High School alumnus, said. “I played with one kid from [Central Florida] in the first tournament, and he said he was from Finland and he was on the Finnish national golf team, so obviously you notice you’re not playing with

some random kid from around your area. You’re playing with national and international college players.” Galbreath isn’t raw in the sense that he just started playing the sport, but over the last few years, his handicap has dipped lower and lower. “I’ve been playing my whole life,” Galbreath said. “I just didn’t start getting good until the last few years. It started clicking and every year I’ve improved more and more. This past summer I went from level five to level 10 in one summer.” Matthews said he sees promise in Galbreath’s abilities, but knows firsthand that improving takes work. “If he shows that drive, I think he can be a great golfer,” Matthews said. “I think he’s a really, really good player. I would say he has the most potential to be as good as he wants

to be because he has so much raw ability.” With his standout freshman season, Matthews has set an example for the younger group of golfers to follow – something Galbreath has noticed. “You can’t not want to have a player of that caliber on your team,” Galbreath said. “You know that every tournament, you’re pretty much going to be there and he’s going to help lead your team. When I play in tournaments, I’m out there and I want to be there with him, so that’s a positive.” With Matthews setting the bar so high, though, the expectations for the rest of the team have increased. “It’s also tough because you want to chase and chase, but sometimes your expectations lead to where his level is and you’re just not there yet,” Galbreath said. “But in your head


Freshman Evan Galbreath (second from right) looks onto the golf course at a recent practice. | PAUL KLEIN TTN you’re thinking you should be there because somebody on my team is there.” Something that remains the same in golf, no matter what level of competition, is the mental aspect of the game, which is something Galbreath said he must improve on. “Confidence,” Galbreath said. “This is a big mental game. You’re out there all day and

you’re pretty much by yourself even if you’re on a team. It’s not like basketball or football where you can pass it off to somebody else. It’s pretty much just you all day. To do that and to play well, you have to have a mental edge on you.” Chase Senior can be reached at chase.senior@temple.edu or on Twitter @Chase_Senior.

Addazio’s first-year salary released by university Coaching salaries

According to public information released by Temple, former football coach Steve Addazio was the seventh highest paid employee at Temple, with gross earnings of $612,414 during the 2011-12 fiscal year. Men’s basketball coach Fran Dunphy was the highest paid employee in the athletics department with a salary of $659,600 during the same fiscal year, making him the fifth highest paid employee at Temple. Before Addazio’s arrival, former football coach Al Golden was the highest paid university employee with gross earnings of $898,031 during the 2010-11 fiscal year. Addazio left Temple after the 2012 season for a coaching position at Boston College, while Golden left after the 2010 season for a coaching position at the University of Miami. -Avery Maehrer

Coyer leads voting

Senior H-back Chris Coyer is leading the fan vote for the 2013 Paul Hornung Award. The award is given annually to the most versatile player in the Football Bowl Subdivision by the Louisville Sports Commission. The voting for this award is

and [Pavone] that we wanted them to be in the Top 20 after the first mile. They passed me when they were a mile in and they were 17th and 18th. Anna kind of hung on in her first race back from injury and she finished 20th and Jenna finished 13th. It was perfect. They did exactly what we asked them to do.” -Andrew Parent

done by a panel of 16 journalists and former players. The fan poll will account for an additional vote in the selection process. Other players on the ballot include Texas A&M redshirt-sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel and Oregon junior running back De’Anthony Thomas. Past award winners include Georgia and current Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin and West Virginia and current St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin. -Evan Cross

CROSS COUNTRY Kellar leads Owls

Led by senior Will Kellar, the men’s squad finished 26th overall as a unit at the Paul Short Invitational. Redshirt-sophomore Alex Izewski checked in well behind Kellar as the team’s second finisher at 27:11, while sophomore Will Maltin followed at 27:36. Kellar crossed as the 35th overall finisher for the men’s squad with a mark of 26:08 on the men’s eight-kilometer course. “It was disappointing from the guys side today, but they’re a young group and it’s something to learn from,” Snyder said. “From

GYMNASTICS Schedule announced

Katie Foran is the third Owl to be awarded Offensive Player of the Week this season. | AJA ESPINOSA TTN

their group today, four of the seven guys were running their first 8K. We’ll learn from it but we have to get better, there’s no doubt about it.” -Andrew Parent

Dubrow finishes 13th

The women finished 19th out of the 45 participating schools in the Paul Short Invitational, led by junior Jenna Dubrow and senior Anna Pavone, who both finished in the Top 20 individually. Dubrow and Pavone turned in the highlight of the Owls’ day with times of 22:10

seconds and 22:21 for 13th and 20th place finishes, respectively, on the six-kilometer women’s course. Sophomore Janie Augustyn and freshman Gwen Porter chipped in third and fourth place finishes for the Owls with respective times of 23:53 and 24:22. The 19th overall finish for the women marked the highest in program history in the Paul Short Invitational. “To me, we still have a long way to go on the women’s side, but they did exactly what we asked them to do,” distance coach James Snyder said. “We said to [Dubrow]

The women’s gymnastics team has released its schedule. After two practice intrasquad meets, the regular season will kick off with the George Washington Invite on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Four days later, the team will travel to Bridgeport, Conn. to compete against Yale and Southern Connecticut. The Owls will make their longest trek of the season when they travel to Anchorage, Alaska for the Alaska Anchorage meet. It will take place on Friday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 26. The next meet will be Temple’s only home regular season meet. The Ken Anderson Memorial Invite will take place on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. Connecticut, Cornell, West

Chester and Ursinus will also compete. Other meets for the Owls include trips to the University of Pennsylvania, Eastern Michigan and Rutgers. Temple will also host the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday, March 22. The NCAA Regionals will take place on Saturday, April 5. -Evan Cross

FIELD HOCKEY Freshman honored Freshman forward Katie Foran had a big weekend for the Owls and she is getting recognized for it. Foran has been named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week after scoring three goals over the weekend. She scored both of Temple’s goals in Friday’s 2-1 win over Rutgers and tallied the first goal in the 3-0 shutout of Sacred Heart on Sunday. Foran is the third Owl to earn the award this season, joining senior midfielder/defender and co-captain Molly Doyle and junior forward Amber Youtz. -Nick Tricome


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Crew, rowing teams preparing for fall season Men’s team welcomes eight freshman to 2013-14 roster. GREG FRANK The Temple News While the women’s rowing team is receiving new boats for the upcoming season, the men’s crew squad has not been provided the same luxury. “We can’t buy boats, our budget is kind of small for equipment,” coach Gavin White said. CREW “The women have enough money in their budget because they’re a growing sport. They need more because they have more girls.” Still, preparation for the fall season is already underway, as the team opens its season on Saturday, Oct. 12 in the Navy Day Regatta on the Schuylkill. The team is young, featuring eight freshmen and 19 sophomores. While this may be a sign that this season will be a rebuilding year to develop, expectations remain high. “In the fall we lay down a lot of miles, sometimes 12 miles a day to try and build up a good base for the spring,” White said. “I suspect we’ll be pretty good.” “We’re just looking to get more and more experience,”

White added. “It goes in a cycle, one rep after another. It’s muscle memory.” Crew is led by senior captains Fergal Barry and Zephyr Dippel. Both have shared a good relationship thus far as the team’s veterans, each focusing on different aspects of what they believe it takes to be successful. Barry said he likes to keep the focus on the team’s performance in the water and weight room, while Dippel focuses on the academic requirements and staying caught up in class. “I think we’re a good balance,” Barry said. “We have conflicting views on some things, but it can be a good thing at times,” Dippel said. Barry, who White said is nicknamed “The Beast,” was hospitalized for a month during his sophomore season after being involved in a car accident. White said Barry’s return to the team is an example of the kind of drive Barry has shown. During Barry’s sophomore season, he and the team placed eighth at Princeton Chase Regatta. “At this moment in time, I’m trying to get the team back there and to the point where we’re striving,” Barry said. Barry said his role has cap-

tain has been a source of motivation. “It kind of drives me more to push the sophomores on, to push the freshmen on, to get better and to improve,” Barry said. Dippel said he’s noticing a difference in how the sophomores on the team are transitioning from their rookie seasons. “Now that they have a year under their belt, they’re a little more mature and can see how the training benefits them,” Dippel said. Dippel was quick to point out although these sophomores came in last year and had success as freshmen, it’s a new year. “Our overall team fitness is going to be really improved,” Dippel said. “Those kids that really stood out as freshmen are now sophomores. It’s one thing to be a really good freshman, but now they’re really good sophomores.” Although Dippel said a few of the athletes “need that extra push,” there has been a collective effort between White, Barry and Dippel to provide encouragement. “We’re working on making it enjoyable and showing them the results of their hard work and how it pays off,” Dippel said. Greg Frank can be reached at greg.frank@temple.edu or on Twitter @illbFRANKwithu.

Men’s crew returns 19 sophomores this year. Like the rowing team, the men will make their season debut at the Navy Day Regatta on the Schulkill this weekend. | KARA MILSTEIN TTN

Coaches on national search jumped in head first, teaming up with the scouting duties at area high school cross country meets, making several calls per day and entertaining two groups of official visits thus far. Snyder has brought in 11 total targeted recruits for the men’s and women’s teams in two official visit sessions in the last month. Though the two coaches would not specify on any specific locations or high schools of potential recruits, Snyder and Watson have taken the recruiting search to a national level, scoping out prospective student athletes from the Delaware Valley to the Midwest. “I think we’re in a good spot right now,” Snyder said. “We had two groups of official visits already this year. I was hired on July 15 and the first day of being able to recruit kids was July 1, so I felt as though we had some work to do.” Snyder and Watson have instituted a new visiting plan to the team this year, drawing up a full itinerary for all visiting recruits that involves seeing where the team trains, touring the campus and city and sitting in on classes. “We try to find time where kids can come see [the] campus and check out what we’re about,” Snyder said. “We set up our visits a little differently than some people do it. Forty-eight hours is the NCAA [maximum], so we bring them in Saturday evening for a few reasons. We have meets on Saturdays, so we’re usually back by Saturday night. If [prospective recruits] have a meet Saturday morning, they get here by Saturday night. Then we get 48 hours, and we have them until dinner time on Monday.” “They get to see the school

Women look ahead to the Navy Day Regatta on Saturday. STEVE BOHNEL The Temple News

With four new boats and increased funding, coach Rebecca Gryzbowski said there is plenty of support for the women’s rowing team. “That’s part of the fun of rowing in Philadelphia and rowing for Temple,” Gryzbowski said. “You’re part ROWING of a culture that really understands rowing, supports rowing, has supported rowing for generations, so to be a part of something like that is always really fun.” Temple’s rowing team has grown rapidly in recent years and this fall is no different. The team features more than 40 athletes, including nine freshmen and 14 sophomores. With the Navy Day Regatta approaching on Oct. 12, Gryzbowski said she’s encouraged her team is ready to compete. “We are starting pretty close to where we left off last year across the board, which is great,” Gryzbowski said. “Technically, everyone showed up much further ahead. Everyone is really intense, really aggressive and showing up ready to work and ready to make changes, so it’s just been a really great first few days of practice.” One of the biggest improvements in the program has been the addition of four new boats, including one Hudson Boat Works product. Junior Ellie Oken said she’s excited about what the new boats can offer. “Hudsons are the nicest boats on the market,” Oken said. “I have never been in one before, so it’s a big deal to be in a Hudson, let alone a brand new one.” “The new boat is really nice,” freshman Lindsay Ackerman said. “I rode a single in

Women’s rowing received funding to add to last year’s boats (above) with four brand new ones. | TTN FILE PHOTO high school, so this is my first time in an eight [person boat], so it’s really nice to transition into sweeping with.” With the new faces, questions arise about whether the team will be able to mesh together within a few weeks. “We do have a lot of new faces, and a lot of people who haven’t been at higher levels of competition,” Oken said. “But that’s not such a big deal when we have people rowing hard every day. We’ve been really working together with everybody on the team of all skill levels.” Likewise, the incoming freshmen are excited to be starting their collegiate rowing careers at Temple. “What Coach has been saying is true,” freshman Hope Watson said. “We’re more ahead than last year, and our technique has been really good. Everybody’s been working really hard in the weight room and everyone has really high standards.” Not only has the work been going well on the water and in the weight room, but the team has also been focusing on staying positive heading into the fall season. “The most important thing is to be all together and have the same mindset,” Ackerman said. “If we go out and everyone has the same mindset of wanting to win, and pushing as hard as they can, we can do that.”

The Navy Day Regatta is a historic event that started in 1986 when two Navy League members, captain John Mulhern and Richard Stewart, started the idea to promote awareness of the Navy and Marine Corps during the celebration of the Navy’s founding in the second week of October. What originated as a modest 700-meter race has turned into a full head race, also serving as a warm-up for the Head of the Charles Regatta on Oct. 19, the largest two-day regatta in the world. “We want to be competitive with all the Philadelphia schools,” Gryzbowski said. “Drexel is pretty fast, Penn is pretty fast, St. Joe’s is always a pretty deep team, so we want to set the tone for the rest of the year.” “Rowing is an interesting sport,” Gryzbowski added. “Fall is typically not our main season. It’s more of a season that was invented to keep yourself occupied, training throughout the fall and building fitness. The spring is our championship season, so the fall to us as a coaching staff is seeing people develop, getting a lot of miles in and building that fitness. [The Navy Day Regatta] does set the tone though, and I’d like them to obviously do well.” Steve Bohnel can be reached at sbohnel@gmail.com or on Twitter @SteveSportsGuy1.


during the weekend and the “They’ve brought in a lot of reweek,” Snyder added. “The cruits for visits and that’s awebig part of our strategy with some. I think they’re trying to how we’ve been recruiting is build the team back up. Both we want kids who are not only teams are pretty small right now, comfortable here as runners, and I think in the next couple but comfortable years we can rewith living and ally build the proto be comfortgram back up.” able here in the As Snyder classroom.” and Watson said Shawn Farecruiting is not gan, a principle as easy as picking academic adbased off what’s viser for Temput on paper. ple’s baseball, Scoping out runsoftball and ners based off of Aaron Watson / assistant coach track programs, their personality is also a part of Snyder’s visit- and drive to succeed is just as ing itinerary, meeting with each important as the times they turn recruit and filling them in on in on the course. Temple’s academic support sys“We want someone who tem for student athletes. enjoys running and enjoys the “[Fagan’s] met with each of training,” Watson said. “Ultiour kids when they came in and mately, at this level, we race has gone over with the kids the only four or five times in the fall. resources they have available, So a lot of what you’re doing is what his services are and has a daily grind. It’s training, workspoken with them about the di- ing hard every day, getting beat rection of the program,” Snyder up and coming back the next day said. “[Fagan] has been a huge … it’s not glamorous.” help for us. It’s nice for kids “I like the kids who have to have someone else to go to been beaten a little bit,” Snyabout academic questions, and der said. “I like kids who aren’t parents like speaking to [Fagan] afraid of losing. And I like kids as well. who have a chip on their shoul“My thing is I’m very hands der and want to win … It’s the on that first year [with athletes], mindset behind the kid that’s showing them how things are important. Why do they want to done at Temple with office run in college? That’s always the hours, emails to professors and question I ask the kids. Are you that kind of stuff,” Snyder add- here because you can wear that ed. “And hopefully they’ll learn Temple cross country shirt and from that hands on stuff in their say you’re on a team, or do you first year and they’ll be able to want to win?” do it on their own in their reAndrew Parent can be reached maining few years.” at andrew.parent@temple.edu or on The coaches won’t know Twitter @daParent93. the end result until signing day on Feb. 1. “The team’s looking good,” sophomore Janie Augustyn said.

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Redshirt junior quarterback Connor Reilly was pulled by coach Matt Rhule after his first two drives. Reilly was 3 for 7, and threw for 25 yards. | TIMOTHY VALSHTEIN TTN

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thing great in the future,” sophomore wide receiver Robby Anderson said. “Every day I look at him, and I really see that he’s going to be something special. Connor is too, they’re both great quarterbacks, but P.J. did good for his first real game playing.” “It was decent, but it wasn’t good enough,” Walker said of his performance. “I could have played a lot better. Made a few mistakes. I should have been playing a lot better than I did.” Walker rushed for 33 yards on 12 carries, but lost 32 yards on four sacks. When the sacks are discounted, he rushed for 65 yards on eight carries. He had three carries of 15 or more yards. Rhule said Walker’s mobility was a factor in choosing who would play. Reilly has not fully recovered from an injured knee suffered against Houston. “If you go back to the Notre Dame game, I would say Connor did a great job moving the chains

with his feet,” Rhule said. “He has not been able to do that as well … I felt like P.J. was ready to go. We’ve known along what P.J. was going to be. Just had to wait until he was ready and felt like he was ready. Connor’s been banged up. When you’re banged up, it’s hard to make the same amount of plays you made before.” “[I’m] still going to be wearing the brace as a precaution,” Reilly said. “Hopefully this week I should be 100 percent, where I can run, but right now, P.J.’s the guy. He can move the ball with his feet. That is an added dimension. They have to cover him. They have to take him as a runner instead of just a passer.” Walker’s most impressive play was a 58-yard strike to Anderson in the second quarter, the longest play the Owls have made this season. “That feels real good,” An-

derson said. “I wish I could have done more, I wish I could have scored. It felt good to make the big play, just contribute.” “I knew Robby, with a lot of speed, could go out there and just run by [the safety],” Walker said. “I just put a pass somewhere where he could catch it and make a play.” After the Fordham game, there was some debate about whether burning Walker’s redshirt was a good idea. Now the question is whether Walker will play for the rest of the season. “I’ve been preparing all year as I was the starter,” Walker said. “That’s the way the coaches want me to prepare, so I just do what they tell me and my mindset is to prepare every week like a starter.” Evan Cross can be reached at evan.cross@temple.edu or on Twitter @EvanCross.



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Senior Elyse Burkert and the Owls have led the program to its best start in more than a decade. Temple is currently tied for second in the American Athletic Conference. | HUA ZONG TTN

Owls enter crucial home stand Temple will face Houston, SMU, Rutgers and UConn. RICH FOGEL The Temple News Bakeer Ganes knows the importance of upcoming games. “This is definitely the most critical part of the season,” the VOLLEYBALL coach said following Temple’s most recent win against Memphis on Oct. 4. It was the Owls’ first American Athletic Conference win and it was also the first game in a five-game home stand. The 11-4 Owls are off to their best start since 2001 and tied for second in the conference. They were predicted to finish seventh before the season. The home stretch is against teams in the conference – Houston, Southern Methodist, Connecticut and Rutgers. All have winning records excluding Rutgers. Temple will be on the road in six of its next eight games following this stay at home. “This conference is so competitive,” Ganes said. “We have to protect our court at home and be successful as possible when we play here at McGonigle because we know how tough it is to get road wins in this conference.” The four remaining games of the home stand will show if the Owls are ready to compete

in this conference. They have developed a core group of players that are producing on a consistent basis. Since senior Elyse Burkert came back last week from an abdominal injury, Ganes has had his full arsenal of attack. Senior Gabriella Matautia has led the group, but other players are becoming part of the core unit Ganes has used. “It’s a really important stretch for us because it can determine how the rest of the conference plays out for us, it is kind of like a make or break home stand,” senior Emily Carlin said. “We have to come out prepared for each match, every game is a battle. There are no easy games, especially in this conference.” During the last several years, Temple has played considerably better at home than on the road. Since 2008, the Owls are 36-61 away from North Broad Street, compared to their 35-23 record at home. In 2010 and 2011, the Owls won one away game each season, not counting neutral-site matches. Carlin said she knows just how important these home matches are. “We are really excited for these upcoming matches because they are in our own gym that we love playing at,” Carlin said. “I feel like the team has a certain comfort level of being at home, and I think it translates into better play for our team.” Ganes said he knows just how important it is for a strong

fan base to come to these next four games. “We had a really good turnout on Friday against Memphis,” Ganes said. “The crowd was enthusiastic, they were cheering throughout, getting on the other team. It truly was a home environment. This stuff really helps because it gives us an advantage over the other team and gives us that extra boost of energy. We are really hoping that this fan support continues during this home stretch.” “We really want a lot of fans to come out and support the team, we play really hard and want to display this to the student body,” freshman Tyler Davis said. “It’s nice that we have so many home games in a row because we were on the road a lot in the beginning of the season.” The team said they want to prove themselves during this home stand and pick up three more wins, if not four. “It’s important that we win these next four games,” Davis said. “It’s never fun losing at home. We were projected to finish the season seventh, but we all think we can do a lot better than that, and we have to prove that to the rest of the conference with these upcoming games.” Rich Fogel can be reached at rich.fogel@temple.edu or on Twitter @RBFogel26.

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get a look at one of the most talked about draft-eligible players in college football. “He is a great quarterback,” safety Abdul Smith said. “We all know that he is. We killed ourselves once again in the first half. We played a lot better in the second half, but I give Louisville credit, they are a great team.” “Teddy Bridgewater has confidence in all of his guys - he has time when passing,” Smith added. “He starts off with a running game and when that is going well, he uses that play action to build off of. When he is passing, he has protection. He can pass to any of his guys and uses all of his weapons out there.” One of those weapons was junior wide receiver Eli Rogers, who had five catches for 74 yards and one touchdown. Louisville had seven receivers who collected more than 20 yards. Temple had just three – senior Ryan Alderman, sophomore Robby Anderson and freshman Zaire Williams. Walker led the Owls in rushing with 33 yards. Junior running back Kenny Harper was second with 28 yards. Williams lost a yard in five carries. Louisville running back Dominique Brown led the Cardinals with 74 yards—more than double of any of the totals the Owls garnered. “We didn’t do our assignments like the coaches have

showed us,” Williams said. “We worked on them all week. This week we have a short week with a game coming up on Friday. We are going to fix it and get the running game going.” As much progress as Walker made from his appearance against Fordham, Rhule said the offensive line “did not play great.” Not helping the matter is the injury to freshman offensive lineman Dion Dawkins, who broke his foot and is now expected to miss the rest of the season. Rhule attributes an early game blocked field goal to Dawkins’ absence. Still, Temple was able to end the game on a high note. With less than two minutes left in the game, a blocked punt gave Temple the ball in Louisville territory. The Owls took advantage and scored on a 9-yard pass to junior wide receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick with less than one minute left on the clock. The play ended any hope of a Louisville shutout. “The touchdown drive was just us, as a team, being ready to score,” Walker said. “We had our opportunities. They failed, but we never gave up. We just kept playing and kept fighting hard.” “I don’t feel like we got a garbage touchdown at the end,” Rhule said. “I felt like we moved the football. We had three or four legitimate drives

and just couldn’t finish the drive. If anything else, I’m just happy that we finished a drive with a big-time throw and a big-time catch against their starting cornerback.” Playing against one of the best teams in the nation, the Owls drew 21,709 spectators, only slightly more than their most recent home game against the Fordham Rams. Much of the crowd was gone by halftime most were gone by the game’s conclusion. As the Cherry Crusade began its traditional “T for Temple U” cheer after the fourth quarter, Rhule told his players to go back out and thank the fans that stayed until the very end. “We love all the students, but the ones that stayed until the end of the game, I wanted our players to recognize them and the fact that they didn’t leave,” Rhule said. “They sat there and supported and cheered for them all the way to the end of the game.” “I wanted to thank those fans because that’s the team we’re going to be someday,” Rhule added. “That’s what I told our team. Louisville is a team that we are going to be someday.” Avery Maehrer can be reached at avery.maehrer@temple.edu or on Twitter @AveryMaehrer.

This season, the Owls have also boasted one of the best defensive units in the nation. “We work our butts off and we’re always going in for the tackles, trying to win it,” sophomore defender Erin Lafferty said. The Owls’ defense is predicated on denial of shots and their most effective method of defense is physical contact with opposing scorers. The Owls physicality has led some opponents to deem the squad as dirty. Temple revels in its physical reputation, but the Owls said they don’t believe they are a dirty team that purposely injures opponents. “I don’t think it’s dirty, because no one goes in with the intention to hurt someone,” Harner said. “It’s more that you want to give 100 percent and that comes with being physical and going hard into tackles.” This season, the Owls’ 13 opponents have earned one yellow card and 104 total fouls. In the same span, Temple has recorded five yellow cards and 118 fouls. The team attributes fouls and hard tackles to their aggressiveness, not foul play. “I think there are teams that are just plain dirty, but I don’t think our team is playing dirty,” sophomore defender Taylor Trusky said. “We are perceived as dirty because of how hard we do work and our effort. We may not have the most skilled soccer players, like some of the teams we play, but we deal with them and we’re definitely not going to let them walk all over us.” Due to their physicality, the Owls have become victims of verbal backlash from players and opposing home crowds. “We were called thugs at our one game,” Trusky said. “That came out of some parents’ mouths.” “I think people would be shocked if they heard what was going on out there,” O’Connor said. “I think sometimes when teams play against us, the only way they can come back at us is

with their mouth. Our girls are well-drilled in the fact that we don’t retaliate.” Negative reaction to its playing style has not discouraged Temple from continuing to play aggressively. When asked if they would consider easing up because of the “dirty” label, they answered “no” almost immediately. “There’s definitely angry parents, [but] when they react, it doesn’t make you want to stop,” Harner said. Entering the American Athletic Conference schedule, O’Connor said Temple’s physical playing style will be necessary to compete with its conference foes. “At the highest level in this conference, we’re perceived as being a very physical team because all the teams are this physical,” O’Connor said. “Out of conference, teams will perceive you as [dirty] just because you’re competitive.” For the players, they want to continue playing physically, sending a message to their conference opponents who may underestimate Temple. Trusky recalled the conference matchup against Houston that began with an early Temple foul, setting the tone for the Owls. “We fouled in the first five seconds of the game,” Trusky said. “We’re not an intentionally dirty team at all. We go all out. I think that’s with teams underestimating us and take us too delicately.” In a conference where Temple is not the most athletically talented team, physicality will have to act as the equalizer if the Owls are to earn victories. “It’s hard because in this conference, there’s a lot of athleticism, a lot of physicality and it’s a huge part of the game,” O’Toole said. “If we can dominate them physically, we can use it to our advantage.” Brien Edwards can be reached at brien.erick.edwards@temple.edu or on Twitter @BErick1123.




FRIDAY FH vs. Providence 3 p.m. MSOC vs. Connecticut 3 p.m. WSOC at Connecticut 7 p.m. WVB vs. Houston 7 p.m. FB at Cincinnati 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY MSOC vs. USF 3 p.m. ICE at Liberty 9:30 p.m. MGOLF at Temple Invit. TBA WROW at Navy Day Regatta TBA MCREW at Navy Day Regatta TBA

SUNDAY SB vs. Delaware (DH) Noon WVB vs. SMU 1 p.m. FH vs. Old Dominion 1 p.m. MGOLF at Temple Invit. 3 p.m.

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everyone has to take shots and is still a very important part of hard in practice every day and take chances and put goals on the squad. She is also extremely [Youtz], she’s handling it with a the board.” competitive, which makes it lot of poise.” So far, Foran and Hunt tough to stand by, but she’s hanYoutz was on the sidelines have been doing just that. Foran dling the injury in stride. for Sunday’s game against scored both of Temple’s goals “It says great things about Bucknell and while she is anxin the 2-1 win over Rutgers and our team, that we’re 24 deep and ious to get back on the field, she added one more in the shutout of our team is very strong from the is getting the chance to look at Sacred Heart, while Hunt tallied oldest to the youngest player,” the game from a different perthe latter two goals in the 3-0 Sa- Janney said. “We’re very proud spective. cred Heart win. of our team. Losing one player “It’s definitely a challenge Foran totaled three goals wasn’t a step back in terms of sitting out, to be honest, but and an assist two weekends ago, wins and losses. [Youtz] is a it’s teaching me to support my with her solid play up front mak- huge encourager for our team, teammates and get more on the ing her the third Owl this season she wants us to do well and she coaching end of it,” Youtz said. to win Big East Offensive Player would love to be out there, but “I’m just so proud that of the Week honors. right now she is doing a great they did step up,” Youtz add“It is a testament to our job to help motivate and be a ed. “Honestly, that is what we depth that we can still be win- leader to the younger players, needed. We needed that spark ning without [Youtz],” Light and our team is doing a great job from somebody else. I was a said “[Foran] has really stepped to find other people to step up.” part of most of the attack and to up into that role of putting goals “She’s a competitive ath- know that I have people when I on the board for us and that’s the lete,” Janney added. “Every come back that are going to be most important thing, especially good athlete wants to be on the able to support me just as much, with the freshmen, that she can field and it’s something that that just grew our team 10 times do that for the team. That’s all non-starters have to deal with more.” we need right now, people put- just like the other 13 people on Nick Tricome can be reached ting goals on the board.” the bench. They don’t want to at tue55707@temple.edu or on “And I mean, [Foran] came be there, but they’re working Twitter @itssnick215. off the bench this weekend and scored three goals for us,” Hunt added. “The fact that … we have depth, everyone can make an impact this year.” To find this success, though, Temple couldn’t just run with the same game plan they usually use with Youtz. Some adjustments were made. “We switched up things a little bit,” coach Amanda Janney said. “We switched some positionings and we were working around, trying to find people different positions, but we feel good after the Sacred Heart game. We thought the team was playing really well in the positions they were in.” While the team has been Amber Youtz supports her teammates from the sidelines getting by without Youtz, she during the Owls’ 3-1 victory over Bucknell. | LAUREN KIDD


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Connor Reilly was on thin ice this week and he knew it. “This week, I had kind of a short leash,” Reilly said. “I needed to produce points. [Coach FOOTBALL Matt Rhule] said, ‘If you can’t produce, I’m going to put [freshman] P.J. [Walker] in.’ That was before the game, and we went three-and-out on the second drive. P.J. went in and P.J. moved the ball … He scored points at the end, so P.J.did his job.” “Both of us kind of had a short leash,” the redshirt-junior added about himself and Walker. “Whoever could produce would be in the game, and whoever couldn’t was going to come out.” While neither player could carry Temple to a win against No. 7 Louisville, Walker was the quarterback who produced. In the 30-7 loss, Walker went 10 for 19 with 182 yards, one touchdown and one interception, adding 33 rushing yards. Reilly went 3 for 7 with 25 yards in the two possessions he played. Rhule said after the game that Walker will “probably be [the starter] moving forward.” “I made the decision last Sunday, told [Walker] I was probably going to play him for a series,” Rhule said. “I don’t lie to players, so I told him, ‘I can’t promise you anything. I might put you in the second or third series.’ And as we got out there, Connor did a nice job. He did some of the right things. I could tell with their pass rush, they have some guys who can rush the passer, so I wanted someone in there who could move.” “So I just put P.J. in there for a series and I just liked the way it looked,” Rhule added. “In the second series he took us all the way down the field with his legs and with his arm, his decision making, and we missed the field goal. In that moment, I said, ‘Let’s just stay with the young guy and let him go.’” Walker’s first in-game action at Temple came against Fordham on Sept. 14. He completed one pass for 13 yards and had three total pass attempts. “P.J., he’s going to be some-

Wednesday is James Snyder’s Chicken Heaven day. Every Wednesday at lunch time, Temple’s distance coach walks down CROSS COUNTRY from his second floor Pearson Hall office to the campus food truck nestled on Montgomery Avenue between 13th and Broad streets. He gets his usual, now common knowledge at his go-to food truck, one buffalo chicken cheesesteak, topped off with a spice lover’s cascade of extra peppers and hot sauce. Wednesday is the Owls’ NCAA-mandated off-day from practice. In light of the few extra hours at his disposal, Snyder takes full advantage of it by venturing down to his favorite food truck, and also by jumping on the phones. While Snyder and coaching assistant Aaron Watson are both relatively new faces at Temple, they aren’t new to the coaching world. And, perhaps most importantly, they aren’t new to the recruiting game either. “Recruiting is sales,” Snyder said. “If you can sell something, you can be good at anything. Basically we’re advertising our program and our university, and we’re trying to find kids who fit in well with what we do [here].” Watson and Snyder have


Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went 25 for 35 and threw for 348 yards, leading the Cardinals to their fifth victory of the season. Bridgewater and the Cardinals made six red zone appearences, scoring in each. | TIMOTHY VALSHTEIN TTN

Cardinals dominate Owls Undefeated and nationally ranked Louisville beat winless Temple 30-7 last weekend.



ast Saturday’s game against No. 7 Louisville was a tale of two halves. The first involved junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and the Cardinals’ offense putting up 24 points on the scoreboard, while their defense held the Owls scoreless and forced coach Matt Rhule to change quarterbacks. The second half was far less damaging, as Temple outscored Louisville 7-6. Freshman quarterback P.J. Walker, replacing redshirt-junior Connor Reilly, found his groove. The defense stepped up and didn’t allow the Cardinals into the end zone at all during the final 30 minutes of play.

This sort of inconsistency remains one of the Owls’ biggest problems so far. Despite some encouraging signs against a national powerhouse, Louisville still won the game 30-7. Temple fell to 0-5 on the season. “The first half was not what we wanted both offensively and defensively as we did have some chances,” Rhule said. “The second half showed our team what they’re going to be someday. I wanted it to be now, but it’s not. It’s where we’re headed.” Freshman defensive lineman Averee Robinson, who had one of two total sacks against Bridgewater, said pressure played a role during the early moments of Saturday’s game. Even though the Cardinals were expected to win, Robinson said the Owls entered the match-up with the mentality of wanting to take down the seventh best team

in the nation. “In the second half, we had a little bit more juice,” Robinson said. “We were really tight in the first half. The second half we came out saying, ‘What do we have to lose?’” Louisville scored six times in the red zone in as many opportunities. Temple entered the red zone twice, scoring once. Bridgewater went 25 for 35 and threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns. Statistically the best quarterback in the American Athletic Conference, Temple was unable to stop Bridgewater and the Louisville offense. Scouts from multiple NFL teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, were in attendance at Lincoln Financial Field, presumably to



Owls known as ‘borderline dirty’ Houston. So the team decided to swap “bullies” for another B-word. “I don’t know what they’re talking about,” coach Seamus O’Connor said with a laugh. BRIEN EDWARDS The Owls have gained a The Temple News reputation among their opponents as a physical and chippy Influenced by the Philadelgroup of players. phia Flyers, the Owls have de“Everyone’s entitled to their cided to adopt the local team’s own opinion,” O’Connor said. nickname, “Broad Street Bul“I put it more down on competilies,” with one alteration. tiveness. At this level, these girls “Apparently, the scouting are so competitive. I know for report on us a fact my girls aren’t going to is that we’re WOMEN’S SOCCER stand down. They’re not going borderline to take a step back and they’re dirty,” senior not going to be intimidated by defender Karly O’Toole said anybody.” after a Sept. 26 victory against

The Owls have gained a reputation as a physical team.

As a Philadelphia-based program, the Owls feel an obligation to have a physically intimidating and scrappy playing style. Since the 2013 spring season, O’Connor’s first time at the helm of the program, that mindset has brought success. “We’re not all from Philly [but] the predisposition is that we’re going to be physical,” sophomore defender Kaylee Harner said. “It’s a good intimidation factor.” In 2013, Temple has recorded its best record through 13 games, at 6-5-1, in 11 years. The Owls began 7-6 in 2002.


Sophomore defender Kaylee Harner and her teammates are off to the program’s best start in 11 years. | PAUL KLEIN TTN

Team adjusts without Youtz team without the 2012 Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year and the athlete who is leading the nation in points per game with 3.13. With Youtz out for at least NICK TRICOME another week, the rest of TemThe Temple News ple’s forwards had to rise to the With 10 goals, five assists occasion. They barely missed a beat. and 25 points in eight games, it The Owls have gone 3-1 in the would be easy to think the Owls four games they have played would be hurting without junior without Youtz. They beat Big forward Amber Youtz. East Conference rival Rutgers Youtz has been sidelined 2-1 on Sept. 27 and shutout Sawith an injured FIELD HOCKEY cred Heart 3-0 on Sept. 29 at right forearm, Geasey Field, before losing a leaving the close one to another conference

Since losing its best player, Temple won three of four games.

Coach Amanda Janney and the field hockey team are currently without their best player, Amber Youtz, but have still gone 3-1 since her departure two weeks ago. | LAUREN KIDD TTN

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opponent in Louisville 2-1 on Oct. 4. Two days later, the Owls beat Bucknell 3-1. As of right now, most of the team’s shooting has been spread out among freshman Katie Foran, sophomores Tricia Light and Alyssa Delp and senior Lauren Hunt. “We’ve just been focusing a lot more on having a sustained attack and really trying to use everyone that is on the field,” Light said. “[Youtz] takes a lot of our shots for us, so we have had to spread the wealth and


Profile for The Temple News

Volume 92, Issue 07  

Issue for 17 September 2013.

Volume 92, Issue 07  

Issue for 17 September 2013.


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