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OBAMA VISITS, POLLS OPEN Cawley and Stack both serve on the Board of Trustees.

The president urged attendees to vote for Wolf on Tuesday. JOE BRANDT STEVE BOHNEL The Temple News President Barack Obama headlined a list of five speakers at a rally on Sunday night to support Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate in the gubernatorial election. Obama encouraged the crowd of about 5,000 gathered in the Liacouras Center to vote for Wolf today. “Two days from now, you get to choose your future,” Obama said early in his 20-minute speech after an introduction from Wolf. “If you came to this rally unsuspecting, you should already know that there’s an election and you are planning to vote. Otherwise, you thought there was a basketball game here, and that is not the case.” Obama discussed Wolf’s background in business while portraying him as a “nice guy” and “not a professional politician.” He also touched on issues like income equality and climate change. “Tom has proven that when the going gets tough, he’s got your back,” Obama said. When Obama discussed education, the crowd was particularly loud. After a critique of Republican leadership and leading the crowd in a chant of, “vote, vote, vote,” Obama discussed the importance of casting a

BOB STEWART The Temple News

President Barack Obama waves to prospective voters at a rally for Tom Wolf on Sunday night at the Liacouras Center.


“When you step in the voting booth, you’re making a choice not just about party, not just about candidates. You’re making a decision about two different visions of America. You have to ask yourself who’s going to be fighting for you.

President Barack Obama Nov. 2 at the Liacouras Center









Two members of Temple’s Board of Trustees are running for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania this Tuesday. State Sen. Mike Stack, from Northeast Philadelphia, is running with Democratic candidate Tom Wolf. Jim Cawley, of Bucks County, is running with Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett. No independent candidates are running. Stack serves on the Board at the appointment by the Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore, currently Joe Scarnati. He is a voting member and serves on the Athletics, Healthcare Enterprise and Student Affairs Committees. Cawley, who holds Temple degrees in Political Science and Law, is the Governor’s nonvoting representative. Typically, non-voting members do not serve on committees due to their other substantial time commitments, said Michael Gebhardt, university counsel and secretary of the Board of Trustees. One of the important issues for Temple and other state-related schools is the state subsidy. For the 2016 fiscal year, Temple has asked for an increase of $7 million, or about 5 percent more than the current level, which is just below $140 million. Stack said funding cuts and stagnant funding to


Intimate setting, amplified sound


Andrea Clearfield’s Salon is an evening of 10 diverse ensembles – inside of her loft. EMILY ROLEN A&E Editor


Tyler Matakevich celebrates during the Owls’ 20-10 victory against No. 21 East Carolina. Matakevich’s defense forced five fumbles in the win. PAGE 22

The home was quiet from the outside, save for the line forming outside the front door. Inside the apartment, people filed into the small entry way, one by one, and up the wooden staircase. Shoes laid strewn on the welcome mats on the first floor – a reminder that the audience was in someone’s home for the night. Stage lights were attached to the wooden pillars amidst the high ceilings. A piano stood in the middle of the hardwood floor in front of large, open windows that revealed the Center City skyline. A single microphone stand stood in the center of the stage, illuminated by a single light. Andrea Clearfield’s voice was distinct, even from the first floor. She glittered as she walked around the room, captivating the intimate community of artists gathered around her. She stood in the living room of the loft where she has hosted the Salon – an evening of 10 ensembles or soloists to perform for an invitation only, private gathering – for the past 28 years.

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Student travel restricted

Paul Strand photo exhibit

Temple Student Government and other student organizations encourage their peers and community neighbors to vote. PAGE 2

Amid concerns of contact with Ebola, the administration has placed restrictions on travel to select countries. PAGE 7

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is hosting a retrospective for photographer Paul Strand. PAGE 9

Getting the vote out

OPINION - PAGES 4-5 Another side of Cosby


Temple alumna Andrea Clearfield has been programming a European-styled Salon in the living room of her loft since 1986.

The Philadelphia composer, Temple alumna and Bala Cynwyd native schedules diverse performances for the evening that present an array of musical styles. Some of the performers include a performance style dance piece set to original compositions, classical piano, blues, jazz, opera, Brazilian fusion – and the list goes on and on.


Nineteenth-century salons became experimental venues for composers like Leonora Orsini, Anton Liste, Frederic Chopan, Vincenzo Bellini and Niccolo Paganini. These composers and art-



Kirk plays in final game








Candidates on the Issues


EDUCATION Gov. Corbett cut funding to education, but has since secured various grants for educational programs. He also abolished the Keystone Standards for education.

The 181st state legislative district covers areas east of Broad Street, including parts of Fairhill and Kensington as well as North Philadelphia.

Thomas said he supports the elimination of the School Reform Commission. He also favors gun regulation, opposing a recent NRAbacked bill on Oct. 20. PHOTO COURTESY W. CURTIS THOMAS



Democrat, U.S. Rep (PA-2)

Republican candidate, (PA-2)

The incumbent Fattah is running for his 11th term this Tuesday.

The 33-year-old James, a history teacher, said the two main issues in his campaign are jobs and education.

He is under federal investigation after a guilty plea filed by a former staffer alleged that Fattah improperly used campaign contributions and federal money for members of an ‘inner circle.’

He told Newsworks that revitalizing the abandoned factories in the second district could employ people and help grow the tax base. James also proposed granting a fiveyear tax exemption to manufacturing companies who bring back jobs sent overseas.

Fattah is pro-choice, favors higher taxes on the wealthy and the expansion of green energy.

TAXES Corbett signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, where he agreed not to raise taxes. He argues that tax increases hurt businesses and economic growth.




Thomas, who is running unopposed, is slated to win his 14th term in office.

The Temple News has provided a summary of the platforms of candidates relevant to the Temple University community. See Page 6 for a list of polling places in the area.

JOBS Corbett said he favors investing in job training and re-training programs, as well as an online program to help connect workers with employers.


W. CURTIS THOMAS Democrat, State Rep. (181)




Democrat, U.S. Rep. (PA-1)

Republican candidate, (PA-1)

As Chairman of Philadelphia’s Democratic City Committee, which oversees all 70 ward leaders, Brady is one of the most powerful men in the city.

Megan Rath is running against Bob Brady, a candidate who is far ahead in the polls.

EDUCATION Wolf said he wants to increase funding to public schools which serve lowincome students. JOBS Wolf said one way to create jobs is through a plant which converts natural gas drilled from Marcellus Shale to ethylene, which is used in many manufactured products. TAXES Wolf said he would implement a graduated income tax, focusing on the highest earners. He said his goal is to use the extra tax revenue to fund public schools. PHOTO VIA TOM WOLF FOR GOVERNOR

Her campaign promises include increased safety in schools and bringing new businesses to the city. She also suggests collaboration with state government to reduce taxes.

Brady supports the revitalization of manufacturing and increasing funding for higher education. The 1st district stretches down the Delaware River and includes parts of Yorktown which are near Temple.

Rath has been critical of the Affordable Care Act.



TSG members discuss voting’s importance The organization’s initiative focuses on registration, education and getting people to the polls. STEVE BOHNEL Assistant News Editor For Temple Student Government, spreading the word about the importance of voting has always been on the agenda. “It’s always been something that [Temple] Student Government has tried to focus on,” Student Body President Ray Smeriglio said. “It’s always at the forefront of every election season, even if it’s an off-year … we always try to promote it as much as possible just to make sure students have an idea that there’s something going on, and they have an opportunity to voice their concerns.” Several responsibilities of this “get-out-thevote” initiative are handled by Matt Hayden, a senior political science major and TSG’s director of government affairs. Hayden said much of his

work involves collaborating with the city’s government affairs and commissioner’s offices, as well as engagement groups on Main Campus. Hayden said there are three main parts of TSG’s initiative: voter registration, education and ultimately getting people to the polls. One of TSG’s specific goals is to register incoming freshmen. Hayden said the organization brings voter registration forms to freshman dorms and stations around Main Campus in order to help streamline the process. In terms of education, TSG released a guide last week that directs people to nonpartisan sources that show the political races, the candidates’ stance on issues and where the polls are. Hayden said much of the workload falls on him, but added that the experience of making the registration and voting process easier for Temple students and the surrounding community is rewarding. One of Hayden’s biggest concerns is with those who don’t believe their vote will make a change in the political process. He said he combats this opinion by trying to “personalize” each individual’s vote, illustrating the issues on a more

local level of politics. “Your vote is your voice,” Hayden said. “When a ton of those votes come together, different people get elected. Especially on a college campus, it’s very easy to get group mobilization of a vote which will have an impact.” “That is something that people don’t really realize,” Hayden added. “They don’t realize how powerful their vote is.” U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, a Democrat whose second congressional district includes Temple, is up for re-election this Tuesday. Democratic State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas is running unopposed for a seat to represent Pennsylvania’s 181st legislative district. Along with the governor’s race, Hayden said these districts and other smaller elections throughout the city are ones that Temple students and the surrounding community should care about. “Your Congressmen and senators are people you really do go to when you need something,” Hayden said. “Those are the [races] that don’t get a lot of play or press time … every [race] should have a light cast on it.” The number of voters increased in the second

and 181st districts between the 2012 and 2010 general elections. When President Obama ran for re-election in 2012, 129,924 and 8,729 more citizens voted in the second Congressional district and 181st state legislative districts respectively, in comparison to the 2010 general election. Traditionally, presidential elections draw more voters than midterm elections. Looking at Temple’s role, Smeriglio said he uses his new position of TSG president to “lead by example,” and the overall message of this “getout-the-vote” initiative is to influence Temple students to be active in the surrounding community. “You should be involved in your community,” Smeriglio said. “Whether that’s community service … being politically active … or having your voice be heard through Temple administration and Temple Student Government, we just want to provide as many avenues for students to be as active as possible.” * steven.bohnel@temple.edu ( 215.204.7419 T @Steve_Bohnel

Thomas runs unopposed for 181st district His goals for his next term include ending the SRC and increased gun control. CHRISTIAN MATOZZO The Temple News State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas is running unopposed in Tuesday’s election. Since 1989, Thomas has represented in the 181st District, which includes parts of North Philadelphia on the east side of Broad Street, stretching from Spring Garden Street to past Roosevelt Boulevard. A majority of Temple’s Main Campus falls under the 181st District. In an interview with The Temple News, Thomas talked about his upcoming goals for his next term. “At the top of the list is educa-

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tion,” Thomas said. He wants to abolish the School Reform Commission and return power to the School District of Philadelphia. Thomas said he prefers an elected school board, but would also be open to a board appointed jointly by the Mayor and City Council. A proponent of gun control, Thomas also wants to add legislation for an exception for high violent-crime areas to restrict gun access. “The PPD [Philadelphia Police Department] has jurisdiction on the firearms law,” Thomas said. “Whenever there’s an uptick in violence, [a county] should be able to petition the PPD and Attorney General to restrict access to guns.” Thomas, who criticized the lack of coordination in regard to job creation between different airports in the state, also wants to change the way the Pennsylvania Airline system is structured.


W. Curtis Thomas represents the 181st state legislative district.

The 25-year legislator is looking to return control of some functions of the Philadelphia International Airport to the city itself. “The vendor part of [the airport] has been delegated to other states like Maryland,” Thomas said. Thomas is also calling for better neighbor relations in his district, particularly around Temple. “We are sitting on a powder keg right now,” Thomas said. “When a girl hits a student in the face with a brick, there’s a problem,” Thomas said, referring to the March assault of a female Temple student who was hospitalized after she was hit in the jaw with a brick. Thomas is calling for residents in the 181st District to move toward an effort for increased relations. “It’s not something that’s going to happen on its own,” Thomas said. “You just can’t keep looking the other way.” Thomas, who graduated from


Temple in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, also called for an increase of students in the neighborhood to be accepted into Temple. “Too many young people around the neighborhood can’t get into Temple,” Thomas said. “We’re talking about National Honors students who live two blocks from the university. How are they ending up at schools like North Carolina University, and can’t get into Temple?” Thomas also called for Temple to change its acceptance policies, calling for a usage of “totality of experience,” which he said includes looking at the “background, experience, dreams, and capacity” of a student. “Right now acceptance is measured by academics and how much money you got,” Thomas said. * christian.matozzo@temple.edu





President Barack Obama speaks to the crowd of about 5,000 gathered in the Liacouras Center on Sunday.

Obama headlines rally for Tom Wolf OBAMA PAGE 1 ballot. “When you step in the voting booth, you’re making a choice not just about party, not just about candidates,” Obama said. “You’re making a decision about two different visions of America. You have to ask yourself who’s going to be fighting for you.” In his introduction speech for Obama, Wolf discussed what he said were three main issues in the election: education, jobs and inclusion. “We need to be fully funding our schools,” Wolf said. After the speeches, Wolf told The Temple News how he planned to increase funding for public higher education. He said additional funding could come from a 5 percent severance tax on natural gas extrac-

tion, which could raise “hundreds of millions of dollars for education.” Wolf also discussed the need for colleges and universities to implement more business education and techniques in the classroom, which he said could help create jobs. “One of the things I think we need to do a better job of is connecting basic research, in the classroom, on the hard drives, in the universities all across Pennsylvania, with businesses and the private sector,” Wolf said. “[And] bring some ways of maybe tying funding for higher education to how well the university’s doing in connecting those two things.” Wolf mentioned his service as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for York College, tout-

ing the fact that its tuition was lower than Pennsylvania State University. “We did that as a private college,” Wolf said. “I think the state plays not only a role in terms of funding, but also a leadership role, saying, ‘We have to do this.’” State Sen. Michael Stack, running with Wolf as candidate for lieutenant governor, was the first speaker of the night. The representative of Northeast Philadelphia said the city would be key in helping “get out the vote” for Wolf. Stack is also a state-senate-appointed Temple trustee whose seat on the Board would be filled at the discretion of the state senate’s minority leader if Wolf and Stack win the election. Another Philadelphia poli-

tician that spoke on Sunday night was Mayor Michael Nutter. Nutter was the only speaker to receive a negative reaction from the crowd, coming onstage to a chorus of “boos.” He dealt with the crowd reaction by immediately starting a “Tom Wolf” chant, and then spoke about Obama’s arrival and the importance of voting. “There’s only one poll that matters on Tuesday,” Nutter said. “And that’s the polling place that you go to that day.” Nutter also discussed the fact that an election victory for Wolf would be the first time in American history that an incumbent governor could be beaten in an election after one term. Other speakers included Bob Casey, who has represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate

since 2007, and Katie McGinty, who served under former Gov. Ed Rendell as Secretary of Environmental Protection. Other Democrats in attendance included U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, who represents the second district, and State Rep. Brian Sims, who represents the 182nd district. After Obama’s speech, he and Wolf went through the crowd of people directly in front of the podium to shake hands. Pedro Cortés, who served as Secretary of State for Pennsylvania from 2003-10 under Gov. Ed Rendell, and attended the event, said he was excited to see Obama. “For me, it’s about bringing my daughter who is 14 years old to see the president up close and personal and to hear his mes-

sage,” Cortés said. “I’m hoping what she heard today she will carry with her for the rest of her life.” Cortés, who wore a “Latinos for Wolf” button on his suit, said he wants Pennsylvania’s growing Latino population to become a voting force. “For too long we have been ignored, because in the minds of some politicians, we don’t come out and vote,” Cortés said. “So they see that as, ‘If you don’t elect me, you don’t kick me out, I don’t have to donate my time to you.’ The time has come for us to say, ‘That’s not going to happen anymore.’” * news@temple-news.com ( 215.204.7419

College Dems, GOP aim to help students vote In addition to campaigning for candidates, each group holds debates and registration drives. LIAN PARSONS The Temple News In preparation for Election Day, Temple College Democrats and Temple College Republicans campaigned for their respective candidates and encouraged students to vote. “People say they’ll go home to vote, but college students are busy [so we] try to get students registered on campus,” Shannon McLaughlin, president of Temple College Democrats said. “It’s hard to get students involved,” McLaughlin said. “But there’s so many organizations that are focused on making a change.” The Temple College Democrats and the Temple College Republicans both hold weekly meetings where students can discuss political issues. The two organizations, which were featured on PHL17 last week to discuss the upcoming election, have also co-hosted a Free Food and Fun Friday where students could register to vote. Temple College Democrats hold panels where students can attend, ask questions and network with the political professionals. “College is the best time to become politically active,” Temple College Republicans Vice Chairman Travis Unger said. “You hear different

viewpoints in classes [and] it sets you up for the future.” “[Voting] holds people accountable for their actions,” Unger said. “And you gain experience for the future about whether or not you voted for the right person.” Members of Temple College Republicans have traveled in groups to call centers to help in the campaign of Tom Corbett, the Republican candidate in the gubernatorial election. They also have gone door-to-door to speak with residents about the election and distribute literature about the political process. “During election season, we always have candidates come in and speak,” Unger said. “We try to be as active on Facebook and Twitter as possible, reminding people to get out and vote.” Past speakers include Armond James, congressional candidate for Pennsylvania, Ryan Capone, campaign manager for Dee Adcock, representatives from the Tom Corbett Campaign, and John Longacre, a representative from the College Republican National Committee. Temple College Republicans are also anticipating a visit from Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley. Temple College Democrats received visits from State Rep. Jason Dawkins, running unopposed for the 179th district, and Helen Gym, a proponent of education in Philadelphia. With education funding a main issue in the election, both groups campaigned on the topic, specifically focusing on students in Philadelphia. “[This] directly affects us as students,”


Laura Glennon examines a list of people she will call on behalf of Temple College Democrats.

McLaughlin said of the issue. “This will drive students to vote [because] it’s the most important and most quickly relatable.” Both McLaughlin and Unger emphasized the importance of voting for the younger generations. “It’s important to make the habit of voting early in life,” McLaughlin said. “Once you vote, you pay attention to the people you voted for.”

“Our voices will be more important and more heard,” Unger said of a scenario where more young people vote. “[We can] change issues that are important to us. If everyone voted, we’d be much better off; we’d have a society we want.” * lian.parsons@temple.edu T @Lian_Parsons




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Young votes, big impact Today, a potential eight tion funding. Temple saw an million registered voters will 18 percent drop in its state apdecide Pennsylvania’s goverpropriation and raised tuition nor. for students. The Republican and DemThe biggest impact a stuocratic competitors include indent can make to ensure tucumbent Tom ition doesn’t Corbett and This election issue includes continue to Tom Wolf, stories which can help voters rise is by castwho have ing a ballot. make informed decisions. Polls throughboth been wrapping up out the state their campaigns the last week are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. with stops across the commonA guide to your local polling wealth. place can be found on page 6. On Sunday, Wolf stopped But to cast an educated on Main Campus to deliver ballot, a voter must be inremarks on a get-out-the-vote formed. Within this week’s effort alongside President news section, we have a breakBarack Obama. down of both gubernatorial It’s important to take these candidates’ stances on a few kinds of historic moments on key issues, including comment Main Campus as gentle refrom both candidates for Lieuminders of the influence of the tenant Governor, Mike Stack general public. As students, and Jim Cawley. There is also it is our democratic and civic a profile of State Rep. W. Curduty to vote – not just for this tis Thomas, who’s running unterm’s gubernatorial candiopposed. date, but every election. In addition, The Temple But, as a university, one News has stories on Temple of the most crucial elections is Student Government’s getthe race for governor. Temple, out-the-vote efforts, a breaka state-related school, gets 16 down of what politicians trustpercent of its funding from the ees have donated to and how commonwealth. Making sure Temple College Republicans the issue is a top priority at the and Temple College Demohighest level starts the quality crats prepared for the election. of education we receive. We encourage our readers Both Corbett and Wolf to recognize the importance of have education – both primary the issues facing schools like and secondary – as major talkTemple throughout the state, ing points of their campaigns. and take action by heading to In 2011, Corbett received the polls. backlash from cutting educa-




For Fattah, 20 years enough

Oct. 1998: Temple’s football team defeated Virgina Tech, then ranked 14th in the nation. On Saturday, Temple won 20-10 against East Carolina, ranked No. 21. The game marked Temple’s first victory against a ranked team since this 1998 game.

It’s time for U.S. Rep. friends and colleagues. A congressman with a Chaka Fattah to go. The 10-term congressman Temple connection who is able and former Temple trustee has to garner funding for the sciobtained funding for neurosci- ences could be beneficial to the univerence and green energy through The embattled congressman sity. At the opening of his position should be voted out today. the Science as the ranking Education Democrat on the House of Representatives’ and Research Center, Fattah told The Temple News that he Appropriations committee. Nonetheless, a former staff hoped the new building would member of Fattah’s recently im- help draw more young people plicated him in a guilty plea of from the community around the lying to federal officials about university to become interested his role in attempting to con- in the sciences, a commendable ceal to campaign-finance-relat- cause. However, Fattah – whose ed fraud schemes – and now the 57-year-old congressman faces second congressional district an investigation into allegations covers the area surrounding that he improperly used federal, Temple as well as Germantown charitable and campaign funds and West Philadelphia – ought for costs associated with his to sit out this next term, given son’s college tuition. Addition- the allegations. ally, the nonprofits which he The Temple community supported were found to have needs a congressman who it paid out nearly $6 million to his can trust.


CORRECTIONS An Oct. 28 article titled “Fraternity seeks reinstatement” incorrectly attributed details about Tau Kappa Epsilon’s Student Conduct case to Senior Director of Student Services Chris Carey. These details were actually provided by TKE fraternity members Frankie Bythrow and Andrew Lupo. Carey did not offer specifics about TKE’s hearing with a Student Conduct Board. In an Oct. 28 article titled “Owls falter, lose five straight,” Robert Sagel was attributed as a goalie on the men’s soccer team. Sagel is a defender. 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 Avery Maehrer at editor@temple-news.com or 215.204.6737.

Examining entrepreneurship opportunities How can Temple improve its entrepreneurship programs?


common debate about the function of higher education is if it should be about general knowledge and learning, or career preparation. Typically, universities tend to trend toward career preparation. In a move against this, Temple has begun introducing a number of opportunities for students interested in becoming entrepreneurs, through both academic and extracurricular programs. JASON PEPPER With such a large student body, it’s important that the university continue to provide opportunities for all students to gain necessary career skills as well as a solid educations. The two newest programs on Main Campus are Blackstone Launchpad and The Hatchery at Tyler. In an increasingly difficult job market, ways to make yourself stand out and start on a good career path are becoming scarce, and Temple is taking a proactive step by preparing students to enter the business world. In some cases, particularly for artists, simply getting an education isn’t enough to secure a job, and programs like The Hatchery are important for both giving students an opportunity for reaching out to potential audiences and creating a more solid portfolio. The Hatchery, which is a self-styled “design incubator,” is a semester-long independent study course that focuses on teaching entrepreneurship, industrial design and manufacturing. While it seems like a good idea on paper, it’s fairly limit-

ed in its outreach. The program is for only three students per semester, and those students are hand-picked by Tyler’s Graphic and Interactive Design department. In a school like Tyler, which has more than 1,000 students, these admission rates will mean that very few of the students in the school will get into the program, so its overall impact will probably be fairly minimal. It’s important to provide chances to students in a difficult job market, particularly in such a fiercely competitive one. However, access is the most necessary part in terms of providing the skills and education that the program aspires to. When a program is created that allows only a select few in, based on subjective assessment, then it changes from being an opportunity for anyone to being an opportunity for those who have proven that they already can sell themselves and their work by getting into the program. The Hatchery is a good program, but only for the few who are able to partake in it. Fortunately, the art school does provide a number of opportunities for art students to create and earn money from their projects that are more openly available, including “The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch,” an event that allows glass students to show off their skills and sell their art. More importantly, it’s an opportunity for the students to showcase their work in a professional setting. Other programs, like the printmaking sale, allow students in other areas of the school to have similar opportunities. Art majors aren’t the only students who have chances to learn more about entrepreneurship. The Blackstone Launchpad is available to all students at Temple and Philadelphia University. The program is designed to help students launch inde-

pendent projects by giving them access to resources, consulting and coaching. Unlike The Hatchery, the Launchpad is open to all students of both universities, and gaining access is as simple as filling out a personal profile and venture assessment form, then signing up for individual consultation. It’s still a fairly lengthy process, but the fact that it’s open to all students is a good step in creating chances for students to stand out. However, this also has a problem of access, but in terms of publicity rather than how many students can participate. Located in the basement of the Student Center, the brand new program is designed for students, but very few seem to be familiar with it. The success of programs like this depends largely on their publicity. With luck, the program will continue to develop and provide students with even greater opportunities. Temple should continue to foster programs like this. Even with its limited scope, The Hatchery is taking steps forward to create ways that students can start their careers before leaving school. Other programs that the university provides, like the Launchpad, show better signs of understanding the importance of access, but a good balance needs to be struck. It’s little to no use if only a select few in a university of thousands get an opportunity, but it’s also important to not let these programs be flooded with unrefined or impossible ideas. Part of the university’s job needs to be educating students about these programs, and then making them available. * pepper.jason.a@temple.edu T @pepperjasona




commentary | alumni

Stop revering Bill Cosby

In light of recent discussions about his rape allegations, the university should reconsider how it portrays the famous comedian.


hen comedian Hannibal Buress called out fellow funnyman Bill Cosby at the Trocadero Theatre on Oct. 17 for allegedly being a rapist, many Americans were newly enraged – even though Cosby’s sexual assault allegations first surfaced in 2000, when the New York Post reported that Lachele Covington, a former “Cosby Show” extra, had accused him of molesting her. “I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch ‘Cosby Show’ reruns,” Buress said during his set. “When you leave here, Google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ That sh-- has more results than ‘Hannibal Buress.’” A week after Buress’ set, Barbara Bowman, an alleged victim of Cosby, told the Daily Mail the full story of her experiences with Cosby, saying she was “drugged and raped by that man” when she was a teen. Both local and national media outlets, including Philly Mag and the Washington Post, used Buress’s and Bowman’s statements to rehash Cosby’s previous allegations, GRACE HOLLERAN but the majority of the backlash came from viral publications like Gawker. The original YouTube video of Buress’s performance had nearly 200,000 views at the time of print, although the video exists on a number of other media sharing platforms as well. Buress later told the Howard Stern Show he wasn’t sure why that particular set went viral – it wasn’t his first time performing that material, and it’s not as if Cosby’s allegations were never extensively covered by local and national media. I like to think it’s because the set was at a venue in Philadelphia – a city which has for decades acted as both the parent and the offspring of the coolest dad in America. Temple, Cosby’s alma mater, is a vital part of this image, but I hope the response to Buress’s remarks will encourage the university to stop deifying its arguably most famous alumnus. On Oct. 14, Cosby was unanimously re-elected to the Board of Trustees, the wealthy, elite group that holds the final say in all of Temple’s governance and policies, according to its website. Cosby regularly speaks at commencement. On Aug. 22, he made his most recent Main Campus appearance when he spoke to the freshman class at Convocation. Four days later, Temple’s news center heralded Cosby for recently being inducted into the Writers’ Guild of America. The university honored him with an “intimate” ceremony in the Writing Center a week before he “wowed” audiences at Convocation, according to the publication. Ray Betzner, spokesperson for the university, said that because Cosby’s allegations never transcended rumor and innuendo, the university cannot make a comment on them. “Dr. Cosby is one of the best known alum[ni] of Temple University,” Betzner said. “He’s a longtime member of the Board of Trustees, and he’s been active with Temple students for a number of years, particularly at graduation.” Cosby is both literally and metaphorically powerful in the Temple community. He’s usually the first person mentioned in discussions about Temple’s most renowned alumni. He frequently shows face at the university and he holds a spot on its most powerful committee. In short, Temple seems to be banking on Cosby’s star power, remembering him for his colorful sweaters and Pudding Pops as it fails to acknowledge his muddy backstory. One of Cosby’s alleged sexual assault victims, Andrea Constand, was the former director of operations of Temple’s women’s basketball team. Constand filed a $150,000 suit against Cosby, accusing him of battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress, in 2005. According to her lawsuit, the comedian, whom Constand met through Temple, invited her to his home in the previous year, where he gave her sedative drugs and molested her while she was barely conscious. Thirteen women agreed to act as witnesses for the suit – and many have publicly come forward with their own disturbing stories about Cosby, who settled with unknown terms in 2006. These alleged victims came forward after their statutes of limitations have ended – they can’t press criminal charges against Cosby. Instead, several have cited feelings of empowerment as their incentive to speak up “If I can help one victim, then I’ve done my job,” Bowman told The Daily Mail. Even though it’s too late for monetary gain or formal justice in the form of fines of imprisonment, many alleged victims want to keep other women safe by making them aware of what happened – a detail I think is crucial to keep in mind when evaluating the veracity of these women’s accounts. While it’s important to emphasize that Cosby has never been charged or convicted of any sexual crime, it’s perturbing that such publicly accessible information appears to have been brushed under the rug. Cosby and his image are frequently touted as inspirational by Temple’s administration and students. After he was greeted to thundering applause at Convocation, students tweeted about him until he trended nationwide, according to Temple’s news center. #Temple2018 trended that day as well. In May, Cosby spoke heavily about family values at the Class of 2014’s Commencement. “Your curse is coming,” he told students. “And that curse is one day you will fall in love, and you will marry somebody or you will live with somebody, and you will decide to multiply.” I find it more than a little concerning that Cosby is permitted to frequently make speeches at the university, especially ones with this kind of content. While Temple is doing nothing illegal by unequivocally endorsing Bill Cosby’s existence, I question the ethics of valuing a man’s fame and perceived charisma over the increasingly substantial evi-


dence that he may have committed sexual crimes. After Dylan Farrow published an open letter in the New York Times earlier this year about her alleged abuse from Woody Allen, it seems there’s an increasing urgency to background check the moral fabric of our beloved celebrities. Sometimes, as demonstrated by the popular Tumblr blog, “Your Fave is Problematic,” it’s to an almost excessive extent. But the sentiment remains - in cases like these, allegations can be just as condemning, in fans’ eyes, as convictions. In the case of Cosby, I think Temple would truly stand out as an institution of high regard if it publicly voiced its displeasure with the man’s allegations – and as a school that boasts of its safety for victims of sexual assault, having just recently invoked a committee dedicated solely to sexual misconduct, speaking up about this is the least we can do. Temple is in a particularly powerful position. If Cosby’s alma mater decided to take a stance against his allegations, surely more people and organizations would follow suit. In other words, the university has the ability to make a conversation about Cosby impossible to ignore. As the nation slowly becomes more and more disillusioned with Cosby’s comforting, fatherly facade, Temple should be at the forefront of the discontent. If anything, continuing to act as if these allegations never happened is only encouraging students to ignore them. I’m proud to be attending the university that produced Diplo, Noam Chomsky and Hall & Oates. But I’m ashamed that Bill Cosby is still revered as Temple’s most treasured alumnus. * holleran@temple.edu T @coupsdegrace

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ast month, my sister JJ Pierce’s locked While the negative effects of this misfortune Honda CRV was stolen in the few are seemingly pervasive, another, more hopeful minutes she was inside a local Home side of humanity has emerged, in far greater Depot. While stolen vehicles may – numbers than their depraved counterparts. To sadly – be a common occurrence, what made this day, thousands of people in Philadelphia this a tragedy for my sister was that her beloved and across the country have joined JJ’s effort to dog, Louie, was inside locate Louie. The Facethe car when it was tak- JJ Pierce, a graduate student, had her car book page dedicated en. Nearly three weeks – and her dog – stolen from her last month. to the cause reached later, the car has been She has since recovered the car, but is still 10,000 likes today, and found – Louie has not. each weekend, scores searching for her dog, Louie. As I’ve watched of people have joined this event unfold, my sister to scour the I’ve seen both the best and worst of humanity streets of Philadelphia, looking for her best emerge. The people who did this, and who refriend. She’s raised $3,000 in reward money main silent even as the city comes together to and even more to promote the cause. Billboards, search for Louie, are appalling. They not only signs, and flyers have reached nearly every corrobbed my sister of her car and her dog, but also ner of the city. The messages of love, support, of 19 days of peace – days JJ could have spent and compassion are what have carried JJ through exploring her new city, concentrating on earning this time. Overwhelming messages and acts of her master’s degree and on teaching her beloved love have showed JJ, and me, what we’re capastudents. ble of when we’re at our best. Louie was taken the night before JJ was supThe message here is that our actions, howposed to leave for a rare family reunion in Michiever meaningless they may seem, have impacts gan. She stayed in Philadelphia to deal with her greater than we know. JJ’s situation has showed situation, and had to miss being surrounded by me that we can create incredible good or deplorthe people who love her most. She was robbed of able evil with our every breath. Let’s commit to that support, and our family was robbed of being creating good. complete that weekend. Since then, purveyors Come home Louie. of negativity have continued the awful effects of what happened those weeks ago. JJ has reKimberly Pierce is the Project Manager for ceived a large number of prank phone calls, endthe William T. Welch Company in Fort Collins, less judgments about her decision to bring Louie Colorado. with her to the store and many other disturbing exchanges. She has not been able to attend to her Her sister, JJ, is a current student, obtaining a life for 19 days. The impacts of this act of evil graduate degree in education. are far-reaching and have devastated my sister, my family, her friends, her students, and many others throughout Philadelphia.

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Comedian and Trustee Bill Cosby attended and spoke at the memorial service for Lew Katz at the Performing Arts Center in June.


saw something in September that needs to One of the man’s rescuers was a young be shared with the rest of the Temple comwoman who could not have weighed more than munity. 100 pounds. She was clearly unnerved by the After teaching my final class of the incident and was hyperventilating badly after she day, I climbed the steps to the SEPTA train helped save a life. I managed to calm her a bit, station to catch the 5:56 p.m. train home to but it was clear that she had been deeply traumaDoylestown. When I tized. Nevertheless, she mounted the station had done the right thing Gregory Urwin, a history professor, platform, I encounwhen it counted most, witnessed two Temple students rescue a tered a 60ish, heavy-set and I hope that realizaAfrican-American man man from the tracks of the Regional Rail. tion will comfort her. who was clearly inThe cause of all toxicated. The man was this commotion boardupset because he had dropped a $5 bill on the ed the train to Norristown that pulled into the train tracks, and was thinking of jumping down station a couple of minutes later and sped out of to retrieve it – a rash and potentially fatal thing to our lives. My train arrived shortly thereafter, so I do during rush hour, especially in his seemingly never got the names of the Temple students who drunken condition. had behaved so nobly. I offered the man some money to replace his As a military historian, I know it can only loss, but he was too proud to accept charity. Nevtake a second for the heroes in our midst to disertheless, I talked to him and thought I had continguish themselves from the rest of us ordivinced him to stay on the platform. I turned my nary mortals. I saw heroes in action at Temple’s back on him for a few seconds to see if any trains SEPTA Station, and I am proud to teach at their were approaching from Philadelphia. When I university. turned around, I was horrified to see the man roll Temple is located in an inner-city area whose clumsily off the platform and go sprawling on residents often feel that our students do not treat the tracks below. I immediately scuttled down them with sufficient respect. Well, one family in the platform to a callbox to place a 911 call, hopthat neighborhood owes the life of a loved one to ing that Temple’s police could warn SEPTA to the quick thinking and selfless action of several halt any northbound trains headed for our station Temple students from the Philadelphia suburbs. I until authorities could get that guy off the tracks. think those young people should be remembered While I was describing the situation, several for loving a neighbor – and a stranger at that – as Temple students took it on themselves to reach much as they love themselves. down, grab this fellow by the hands, and pull him to safety shortly before another train pulled Gregory Urwin is a history professor at into the station. If not for their swift action, that Temple. fellow could have been killed. They also risked their own safety because he was overweight and might have pulled them onto the tracks with him.






State Sen. Mike Stack said he and Wolf would raise funding for higher education partially through increased taxes on Marcellus Shale drilling.

Running mates discuss their roles as trustees LT. GOV. PAGE 1 schools “directly results in increased tuition rates.” “It goes exactly against where we’re trying to go in Pennsylvania, [which is] investing in education and investing in young people ... so they can be successful and help create jobs,” Stack said. In March 2011, Gov. Tom Corbett proposed reducing Temple’s funding by around half, from $178.5 million to $82.5 million, due to state budget issues. The final decision was a 19 percent reduction. Tuition for in-state students increased $1,172, from $11,834 to $13,006. Cawley said the cuts were necessary. “In tough economic times ... we didn’t have as much money in this first term as we would have hoped,” Cawley said. “In years [2012 and 2013] in which we were faced with some difficult decisions in Harrisburg, Temple was the only state-related institution to not raise tuition.” Increasing funding for higher education would require more revenue for the state, the two said. Taxes on gas companies fracking in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania are lower than any other “high-production” state, and the Wolf campaign sees potential state revenue from the industry.

“We don’t think that’s a silver bullet,” Stack said. “But we do think that’s a major part.” “We also think we can be more innovative in the way we bring businesses in to the state,” Stack added. “Over the last several years, there’s really been an irresponsible use of tax credits and tax giveaways to companies that aren’t dedicated to staying here.” Cawley said the second-term plan focuses on improving tax structures for companies to attract them to Pennsylvania. “Never in [the] course of human history has any society taxed its way to prosperity,” Cawley said. “We’ve got to create an environment in which the private sector ... are empowered to do what they do best – create family-sustaining jobs. When folks have jobs, they spend more ... then tax revenues in Harrisburg grow. It’s not really rocket science.” If the Wolf-Stack team wins on Tuesday, both trustees involved in the race may leave the Board. Stack is appointed by the Senate leader. “We allow the minority leader of the senate to give a recommendation of one of his members,” said Shelly Brown, major-

ity staff administrator for Senator Scarnati. “So if Senator Stack would then become the [Lieutenant Governor] ... the minority leader of that caucus would provide a name of another senator that is currently seated.” Stack said he is not sure what the approach will be toward the Board if he wins. “It’s important that I continue to play a role in helping Temple build,” Stack said. “I believe that in helping Temple build, we’re helping Pennsylvania build.” Cawley has twice served as a governor’s non-voting representative, and a victory in the election would most likely keep him in that position. If Wolf is elected, he would be allowed to choose his own representative. Cawley was replaced on the Board in 2003, when former Gov. Ed Rendell took office. “I am happy and honored to to serve Temple University in any way that I can,” Cawley said. “If there’s an opportunity [in the long-term] future ... I would jump at the chance at any time.” * robert.stewart@temple.edu T @bstew74


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About half of trustees donate to campaigns Democrats had a slight edge in donations from the Board. JOE BRANDT News Editor Sixteen of Temple’s 36 trustees made some sort of contribution to campaigns for the 2014 midterm elections. Overall, the trustees personally donated a total of $18,500 directly to candidates running in the 2014 elections, according to data corroborated from reports by the Federal Election Commission. The trustees donated an additional $25,710 to various political action committees, most notably the PAC for the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, which

supports net neutrality and affordable internet. Its top two recipients in 2014 were incumbents Sen. Ed Markey (D-AZ), and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who are both up for re-election this Tuesday. H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, who sold his cable company Lenfest Communications to Comcast in 1999 for $6.71 billion, contributed $5,000 to the NCTA in 2014, repeating the same donation he made in 2013. Lenfest now serves as publisher of The Inquirer, Daily News and Philly. com after winning the publications in an auction with former business partner, the late trustee Lewis Katz. Bret Perkins, who serves as vice president for external and government affairs at Comcast, donated $3,500 in 2014 and 2013. Another PAC trustees had in common was the National












Italian American PAC, which did not donate to candidates in 2014. $49,000 of the about $80,000 the PAC spent in 2014 went to the Sheraton Hotel in Society Hill. Other top recipients from that PAC include a company which organizes fundraising events, Camiel Group LLC, and a catering company. Ronald Donatucci, who serves as register of wills for the City of Philadelphia, contributed $1,175 to NIA-PAC. Jane Scaccetti, who serves as a tax consultant at her co-owned firm, contributed $370. Mike Fitzpatrick, the Republican congressman running for re-election in Pennsylvania’s 8th district, which is Bucks County, has received $5,100 from trustees in the past two years. More than half of that comes from Christopher McNichol, who serves as covice-chair of the Board’s Bud-

get and Finance Committee and also chairs the Investments Committee. The Temple News was unable to find contributions registered to the Board’s chairman, Patrick O’Connor. But his lawfirm, Cozen O’Connor, contributed $10,000 or more to 16 candidates for the House and the Senate, including $34,287 to Booker’s re-election campaign. The firm spent $406,369 total on campaign contributions, with 68 percent going to Democrats. $90,000 was spent on lobbying. According to opensecrets. org, Cozen O’Connor is ranked 547th out of more than 16,000 organizations in amount of funds spent on political causes. * jbrandt@temple.edu ( 215.204.7419 T @JBrandt_TU



Dental student Bari Levine has journeyed to Lima, Peru to assist in improving dental health services. PAGE 8

Campus Recreation has been hosting a series of night-time events geared toward students who might not consider themselves partygoers. PAGE 17



owlery.temple-news.com TYLER HOSTS BELGIAN ART EVENT

The Tyler School of Art Department of Art History is sponsoring a discussion on the significance of Belgian art, other news and notes. PAGE 18 PAGE 7

Amid fear of Ebola, travel restricted The administration is not supporting travel to Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone. JANE BABIAN The Temple News


emple University has been keeping a keen eye on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to “protect its students, faculty and staff.” Temple spokesman Brandon Lausch said the university contacted students from affected countries in mid-August about health monitoring and preventative measures. There were no issues of the deadly virus reported as concerning the Temple community. The 21-day incubation period has passed, assuring there is currently no threat on Main Campus. As fall and winter breaks near, school officials express concern about students’ travel plans. “We are reaching out to [a] handful of students to get an assessment on their travel plans,” Lausch said. “There are no specific plans at this time.” International Student and Scholar Services sent an email to international students from EbolaANDREW THAYER TTN affected countries on Oct. 22. The Omobolanle Adisa, an international student from Nigeria, has plans to return home for break despite receiving a personal email from the university. email is personalized for each student and asks if a student is planning to that we can set up a time to discuss cur- The total death count in those countries sent. me.” travel to his or her home country. rent protocols.” is close to 5,000. “I don’t know why I got the Nigeria’s last reported case was in Omobolanle Adisa received one According to the CDC, the outNigeria was declared free of Ebola email, because it was after Nigeria was early September, according to Interna such email, which states, “If you do break is based in West African counby the World Health Organization on cleared,” the freshman political science plan to travel to Nigeria, please let me EBOLA PAGE 17 know at your earliest convenience so tries Guinea, Liberia and Seirra Leone. Oct. 20, two days before the email was major said. “That’s what concerned

Students document heroin in Kensington

to do the project on just the heroin scourge in this area,” Proctor said. The Crossroads package includes interviews and video footage of heroin addicts, substance abuse experts at Temple and medical professionals. VINCE BELLINO The package largely focused on The Temple News Kensington because of the assistance given to Proctor and Liberto by VicBefore this semester, the only tory Outreach, a program that offers award Luke Proctor received was help to addicts through religion. “Most Improved” title in peewee foot“It’s remarkable to me to see the ball when he was eight years old. progression of the state of opiate use Proctor, a senior media stud- and abuse in medicine, so not only ies and production major, ended the heroin, but opiates in general,” said drought on Sept. 20, when he and Tony Dr. Chris Blazes, an emergency room Liberto, a 2014 journalphysician at Abingism graduate, received ton Hospital, in the a College Production video. Award from Mid-Atlantic Blazes said that Chapter of the National he sees between five Academy of Television and 10 opiate adArts and Sciences. dicted patients a day The duo received the in the ER. honor in public affairs/ Many heroin community service. addicts begin by “It was the greatest taking prescription day of my life,” Liberto painkillers, like PerDr. Chris Blazes / physician said. cocet, before turning Inspired by the death to heroin – a cheaper, and sometimes of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, more powerful, alternative. who died of a mixed drug overdose in“By the time I was 19, 20, I was cluding heroin in February, the duo set taking 10 Percocet 10 mg every day,” out to cover the problem of heroin in Justin Talbott, a member of Victory Philadelphia. Outreach, said in the video. According to a 2013 report by “I tried one bag [of heroin] – wow, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, that bag did what three pills did and it heroin was detected in 57.7 percent of was only $10,” Talbott added. alcohol and drug related deaths. Proctor and Liberto said they Done for Crossroads on TUTV, changed views of heroin addiction afProctor first saw the project as an op- ter the project. portunity to produce a longform piece “A lot of people … see people and similar to work produced by VICE just label them as a junkie,” Proctor News, he said. said. “After doing the project, I really Proctor said that Francesca Viola, saw it as people who have different life an assistant professor of journalism at paths than people like you and me.” Temple, helped the idea along. KENSINGTON PAGE 18 “[Viola] kind of pushed the idea

Two SMC students were awarded a College Emmy for their project.

“It’s remarkable

Dr. S. Blair Hedges is working to preserve Haitian plant and animal species on the verge of extinction.


Conserving, avoiding extinction Evolutionary biologist Dr. S. Blair Hedges uses cryogenics to preserve species of animals. ALEXA BRICKER Assistant Lifestyle Editor Four years ago, Dr. S. Blair Hedges and his team of researchers set out for the mountainous Haitian forests by helicopter. They were dropped off at the top of the mountain. The helicopter would not return for 24 hours. Hedges, a biology professor for the Carnell graduate program and director of the university’s Center for Biodiversity, has been studying amphibians in the Caribbean for more

than 30 years, but has forged a new path with his most recent project. “I first went to Haiti in the 1980s as a student,” he said. “Haiti is of interest because it is one of the first places where the most biodiversity could disappear if things continue like deforestation.” As an evolutionary biologist, Hedges said he has never had a focus on preservation of species until now. He said he started gathering different amphibians and sequencing their DNA to see how they are related, but quickly realized another use for their genetic material. He decided to begin freezing the specimens with the potential for whole organism cloning through cryogenics, the process of storing specimens at very low temperatures for preservation.

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“The idea is to freeze genetic material so that organisms can be brought back to life in the future,” Hedges said. “Much like Jurassic Park.” In the process of collecting these animals, Hedges said he discovered many species thought to be extinct for some time and some that had yet to be discovered. “Honestly, we found more new species than I anticipated; it’s been a huge number,” he said. “A lot of them haven’t been named yet, like a little frog that lays green eggs, like Dr. Seuss’ ‘Green Eggs and Ham.’ I’m thinking about dedicating the frog to Dr. Seuss. No other frog I know of in the world has these green eggs.” Though Hedges has done research in the Caribbean for decades, this par-



to me to see he progression of the state of opiate use and abuse in medicine.




During mission trip to Peru, dental student aims to improve oral hygiene Bari Levine has traveled to Peru to help improve dental hygiene. EMILY SCOTT The Temple News Bari Levine jokes about changing her middle name to “Peru” because she talks about the country so much. The Bucks County native caught the “travel bug” after she studied in London during her years at the University of Maryland, where she graduated as an environmental science and policy major. Levine comes from a family of dentists. Her parents met in dental school at Temple, and her brother is currently completing his residency to become a pediatric dentist. After two office jobs, Levine decided the business world was not for her. She decided to apply for a Master of Science in public health dual degree and began dental school in Fall 2012. Levine was in her first summer of dental school in 2012. The graduate student made a presentation in one of her master’s classes on children’s oral health in the United States. A student asked Levine to speak with her afterwards. The student physician, who is Peruvian, was asked a month before to be the supervising physician for medical students who were going to an orphanage outside of Lima, Peru. She asked Levine if she was able to get toothbrushes and toothpaste for her to bring on the trip. “I said, ‘Sure, but can I come?’ I completely invited myself on the trip,” Levine said. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision, but Levine decided to accompany the student and grew to care deeply about the children at the orphanage. The third-year graduate student brought the children toothbrushes, toothpaste and fluoride rinse. Seeing the minimal oral health care education and supplies available to the children was life changing, she said. The dental student vowed to use her knowledge from her master's program and dental school to organize an official trip to provide dental care the following year. The subsequent year’s trip included oral health education and screening. Being a first year dental student at the time, Levine wouldn’t have been qualified to screen the children

Student Bari Levine has traveled to Peru to assist in improving oral health.

the first time she went. Levine combined her knowledge of dentistry and public health to create a system that would best suit the children of the orphanage. and she had

the children filled out questionnaires before their screenings. “I didn’t want to start pulling teeth out without knowing if they even need our help,” Levine said. After the trip in 2013,

Levine and the other dental students were able to determine that the children’s oral health was neglected and that they needed dental care. The second trip was Levine’s “baby,” she said. She


was able to prove that her oral health model worked. A legal agreement was signed between the orphanage and the Temple University School of Dentistry, which made it an official mission trip

through the university. “You have to really embrace the country that you’re going to and have them approve your presence there,” Levine said. Fundraising was crucial to make future trips to Peru a possibility. To raise money, Levine and other dental students held letter-writing campaigns for local dentists. They were able to surpass their original goal and began fundraising toward a goal of $30,000 for Summer 2015. “[Levine] showcases her passion for this mission to Peru through her tenacity in fundraising and refining the intervention so that it improves every time,” said Freda Patterson, an assistant professor of public health at Temple. The data from the children’s screening played a vital role in creating a better oral health care program in Peru. During Summer 2014, they were able to re-screen and educate over half the children they saw the first time. For research, the dental students re-screened the children after one week and had them fill out the same questionnaire. They discovered that a significant number of children reported brushing after eating. While improving the oral care of these children was priority, Levine said simply taking care of them was a remarkable experience. “Children who have little to nothing, their whole day can be brightened by a broken yoyo,” she said. Levine said there were a few times when children came up to her and said, “I remember you.” Levine said it amazed her that the children recalled her visit. When she went back this past summer, posters her and the students displayed to help children brush their teeth were still hanging up. “It reminded me of why I chose dentistry as a career in the first place and really reaffirmed that decision,” said Alesia Walsh, a third year dental student, who accompanied Levine on the trip. For Levine, the fact that they made an impact on the children in the span of a week was inspiring. “My goal really would be to create a model to use to replicate in orphanages around the world,” Levine said. The 2015 mission trip will take place July 10-17. * emily.scott@temple.edu


“What did you dress up as for Halloween?” “I have worn this pumpkin costume every year since fifth grade.”

“Spiderman is my favorite superhero.”





BRIANNA SPAUSE TTN “I am wearing a belly dancer costume, because that’s what I do in real life, so I thought ‘Why not?’”





The Day of the Dead festival took place on South Street with a parade and traditional dance on Nov. 2. PAGE 12

Lucha Cartel, a restaurant in Old City, offers authentic Mexican cuisine, as well as free salsa dance classes for its customers. PAGE 11




Modern building in Center City to be removed The modern saucer-shaped Fairmount Park Welcome Center may be removed from LOVE Park. SUNIL CHOPADE The Temple News

A man views Paul Strand’s photograph, “Wall Street, New York” while other patrons watch Strand’s first film, “Manhatta.”


Remembering his photos Paul Strand’s work will be featured in a retrospective for the first time in 50 years. GABRIELLA LOPEZ | The Temple News


he hardwood floor of the vast gallery was lined with small pictures delicately placed on white walls. Many of the visitors stood close to others in order to view the painstaking detail captured in the mostly black and white photos. The Paul Strand retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is an intimate visit to different places and personal interactions with a variety of people, including Strand himself. The exhibit runs from Oct. 21 to Jan. 4 and is the first major retrospective in nearly Amanda Bock / curator 50 years to be presenting Strand’s work. The retrospective features the evolution of his photographer over the past six years. Many of the people featured in Strand’s 250 photos are from different time periods and communities ranging from New York to Ghana, the 1910s to 1960s, all captured in portraits through Strand’s lens.

“Looking at his

work is a look back on the 20th century, all ranging from prints to film, from New York to Luzzara

The portraits also contain precise details from places around the world such as dew on a cobweb, a forest in Maine, or a religious figure in a church in Mexico. “Strand was [a] very slow and meditative photographer,” said Amanda Bock, one of the curators of the exhibition. “He would spend two hours to get a picture of someone. It’s very different from today’s digital experience.” “He’s one of the greatest photographers of all time,” she added. “Looking at his work is a look back on the 20th century, all ranging from prints to film, from New York to Luzzara.” The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the only exhibit in America that will showcase the retrospective. It will be shown outside of the United States in Switzerland, Spain and England. “Most prints are some of his most stunning work and won’t be here for a long time,” Bock said. The exhibit was being promoted at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with the #STRANDGRAM takeover on its Instagram account. For one week, seven Philly photographers were featured and posted

The disk-shaped structure of the Fairmount Park Welcome Center hides in plain sight, upstaged by its more flamboyant neighbor, the LOVE sculpture. With its 360-degree, floor-to-ceiling glass face and round cornice, the building embodies a Space Age vision of the future that now seems quaint. But the architectural Welcome Center – often compared to a pillbox hat or a flying saucer – may be replaced with an updated visitor center if some of the City of Philadelphia’s plans for Love Park’s redesign are adopted. Originally marked for preservation in a 2011 proposal, the city’s effort to introduce green space into the park will go ahead with or without the existing Kennedy-era structure. This has piqued the interest of local groups like the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, however. The group argues that the building should remain as a testament to the inventive, if eccentric, spirit of midcentury modern architecture in the city. “There is a large cult following for midcentury architecture … but there are people who really get


Connecting food with video games Advertising students are participating in a competition to find the connection between gaming and ordering food.


ometimes college students are unsure they’re in the right major. There are times when I’ve doubted my own aspiration to report on the video game industry – but it’s the hands-on experience with The Temple News, internships and writing projects that remind me of my original passion. After hearing about a call out on Facebook asking for involvement in a focus group about video games and food ordering, I found out that a team of Temple advertising students are testing their skills in this year’s National Student Advertising Competition held by the ALBERT HONG American Advertising Federation. Geeking Out Each year the competition is sponsored by a company, and teams from universities around the country work to develop an entire ad-




Historical artifacts return to Philly Among the returning documents are the Declaration of Independence. VICTORIA MIER The Temple News At first glance, there does not appear to be anything special about the thin pieces of parchment trapped between glass panes. The pages are yellowing and spidery, and dark loops snake their way across the margins. When the light is just right, the

papers seem almost translucent. The words upon the papers are opaque and immortal – a draft of The Declaration of Independence, written in Thomas Jefferson’s hand. His writing is precise, tight and elegant, a long-lost art of penmanship. Visitors to the American Philosophical Society’s home, located just steps

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away from Independence Hall, mill around The Declaration. Though the exhibit is filled with a lively chatter, everyone seems to fall silent around the draft, speaking in hushed tones out of respect for the monument of history that is within arm’s reach. Gigi Naglak, the curator of museum education at the American Philosophical Society, has spent years looking at 15th century alchemical texts, important instruments and works of

art said she is not immune to the weighty significance of the delicate sheets of paper. When the draft was first installed in the exhibition, Naglak said she experienced “a moment” with it. “You just sit there understanding that this was written by Thomas Jefferson and that it’s in his hand, his pen,” Naglak said. “His DNA is on it.” The APS will hold three exhibits dedicated to



The American Philosophical Society on 104 S. 5th Street was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743.





European-style salon a hidden gem SALON PAGE 1 -ists were writing things specifi- members arranging music and cally for salons, which created being drawn to collaboration. “I was doing it naturally an entirely new genre of music for the time period. For many even as a young kid,” she said. artists, the salon became a time “I was picking pop songs off to try new techniques, experi- the radio and arranging them, or ment with their own work and chamber ensembles and then inviting all of my friends over so collaborate with other artists. The salon was as influen- we could play it.” A couple of years after tial as the opera house during that time, where new music earning her master’s degree in was born in 19th century Paris, piano from the University of the artistic capital of the world, the Arts as a classical pianist and composer, Clearfield began Clearfield said. The same year, American looking for an apartment that writer Gertrude Stein started her would cater to the tradition of famous salon Clearfield’s Salon the European salon. “It was really about carryhouse was transformed into the space it is today. The year was ing on that tradition and also how I could create a vital and 1910. Stein invited illustrious art- joyful community around me,” ists, based mainly in literature, Clearfield said. into her home to blend genres, experiment with their craft and THE PERFORMERS artistically engage with other Every Salon evening hosts writers. 10 ensembles. Since it’s cre“I was inspired by this time ation, Clearfield has kept this period … when there was a lot format consistent, even though of crossover of collaboration the range of styles and diverwith the artists,” Clearfield told sity of the performers change the audience at the start of the dramatically from evening to evening. evening. Since the beginning of the “That diversity of perforSalon, Clearfield said she has mances also draws a diverse auinvited more than 7,000 per- dience,” Clearfield said. “A real formers to share their artistry in cross pollination of people from her living room and more than different walks of life. There’s 17,000 audience members to sit an excitement that happens, on her floors and chairs set up there’s a magical feeling when around the large apartment. people are on that trip together “The numbers are stagger- and in an intimate space around ing,” Clearfield said. “It just the arts.” feels like people are interested Philadelphia composer in this intimate exchange, this Joshua Stamper recently perplace where the audience can re- formed at the Salon for his ally get the performers, they’re fourth time. The first time he so close. For me, it’s very much appeared at the Salon, Stamper about a time when we all can said he was taken aback with find a rest from our busy worlds the eagerness of the audience and see what stirs our souls.” to hear new and At the end of unfamiliar maher introduction, terial. Clearfield braced “The thing both the new and that was so returning attendstriking was ees for the Salon that it was in experience that a context in she describes as which I could intimate. perform new “You’re gowork and the ing to see a lot of audience was things – some fathere to listen,” miliar, some not Stamper said. so familiar – but Andrea Clearfield / Salon host “It was a very sit back and see warm environwhat resonates with you,” she ment, and people were genusaid. “It’s a beautiful thing to inely really interested and really have that kind of receptivity in excited and ready to hear things. our busy lives.” You don’t always experience She concluded her speech that. It’s a rare environment that before a performer took the mic she has created over the years with, “I would like to ask you for people to come in and try out now to turn off your phones or their ideas.” pagers and enjoy the Salon.” Clearfield said that the intiAnd with that, the show be- macy of the evening can be atgan. tributed to the community of the

“It was really

about carrying on that tradition and also how I could create a vital and joyful community around me.


As a child, Clearfield invited her friends over to her home to play music with her. “I think I had been doing this as a kid and didn’t realize it,” she said. “Before computers, this is what we did. We played music in the living room.” Clearfield said she remembers her mother and father playing piano and clarinet with their friends. Even as a child she re-

audience and the culture of the Salon that she has instilled over the years. “I believe that the world is connected through the global language of music and arts,” Clearfield said. “The Salon essentially is a celebration of the human spirit, and how we can create nourishing, personal and vital connection by sharing that artistic spirit in community.” Stamper’s most recent performance featured an upcom-

Andrea Clearfield programs the 10 ensembles for the Salon, and has been hosting it in her living room since 1986.

ing performance piece entitled “RIVERS,” which is the first chapter of a four part series, “Elements.” The series examines the four classic elements and how they have impacted Philadelphia. Stamper said that being able to have a “soft launch” of the piece was beneficial for him and his performers, so they could “sit with the piece before the hard launch.” Cynthia Folio, professor of music studies, said she has performed in the Salon between 10 and 20 times, in addition to being the professor of three of Clearfield’s graduate courses at Temple and a close friend. Folio played at the smaller space Clearfield lived in during the beginnings of the Salon. “It eventually got so filled that people began to fill the

bathroom,” Folio said, laugh- go to Andrea’s salon you never ing. “Almost literally.” know what you’re going to exFolio has seen the Salon perience.” evolve since its start. She said “You’re always going there the audience makes it a special expecting a combination of new place for collaboration. and old,” Folio said. “She inAs far stills an audias the sigence that is nificance of loyal,” Folio Philadelphia said. “These as the host are people city for the who are lookSalon, Folio ing for new said that the stuff, they are residency of looking for the city’s artthings they ists is conduhaven’t expecive to this Joshua Stamper / performer rience before. kind of eveUnlike the auning. dience going “ W e to hear Beethoven, because they have specialists who do all of know it and heard it and want these things, but people that go to hear it again, but when you to those concerts go there be-

“It’s a rare

environment that she has created over the years for people to come in and try out their ideas.


cause they want to hear a specific kind of thing, whereas the people who go to Andrea’s Salons are looking to learn something and find something new and become part of this community,” Folio said. “I just think it’s amazing that she keeps this going,” Folio said. “It’s pretty amazing that she can keep this going. She is a very good friend of mine, also. We’ve been friends since we first met.” * emily.rolen@temple.edu ( 215.204.7416 T @Emily_Rolen



Composer Joshua Stamper’s newest piece, “RIVERS,” was recently performed at the Salon.




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Thomas Jefferson, founding father and the third president of the organization. The current exhibition is the first of the series, titled “Jefferson, Philadelphia, and the Founding of the Nation,” and features four drafts of The Declaration of Independence. It will be on display through Dec. 28. “There’s treasures, and then there’s a handwritten draft of The Declaration,” Naglak said. Other pieces of APS’ collection that are currently on display include a great deal of other treasures: Jefferson’s writing chair, his certificate of membership to the APS and letters between Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. The letters were written by Jefferson, Naglak said, looking for advice from Franklin in regard to The Declaration. There are prints of Philadelphia maps, too – ones that display the idealized version of the city Jefferson lived and worked in. “The maps are my favorite,” said Emma Max, the director of education and public programs at the APS. “You can walk around the neighborhood and see what’s changed and what has remained historical. It really lets you see how the past has influenced the present and the culture of the city.” APS strives to connect the past with the future. “It’s important for people to know where they come from,” Max said. She is focused on creating hands-on experiences for

it and people who really don’t,” said Ben Leech, the advocacy director for the organization. While not a personal favorite of his, he said the building’s distinctive looks complement its once-novel purpose. “No one knew what the idea of a ‘visitor center’ was in 1960,” Leech said, leafing through yellowing press clippings for the building, which was originally called the Philadelphia Hospitality Center. But he thinks this fact might escape the average passerby. “Some people look at it and say, ‘You’re concerned with that?’” Commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in 1959, the structure was designed by architect Roy Larsen and unveiled the following year. Love Park followed five years later. The Fairmount Park Welcome Center is now jointly operated with the Independence Visitors Center, located on Independence Mall. Lauren Drapala, a co-chair and founding member of the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance, said that the building’s round design is no mere affectation. “Its iconic design and visual transparency function primarily to attract attention and emit a sense of approachability, which is why it works so well as an information resource for the public,” Drapala said in an email. Of circular buildings in general, Leech called it an “architectural meme” of the times and said that buildings of its era exist in a lurch in the public’s opinion. “They’re too new to be historic, but too old to be useful,” Leech said. “It’s like a gray hair. People just want to pluck it.” Others are less adamant about the building’s survival. Mark Focht, first deputy commissioner of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and spearhead of Love Park’s redesign, said that there are practical concerns with the building that trump aesthetics. “The building has continued to deteriorate over the years,” said Focht, who went on to enumerate the building’s issues with age and building code like its lack of air-conditioning, its energy-inefficient single pane windows and a roof that “leaks like a sieve.” At the forefront of his concerns, however, is the fact that the building is only nominally handicap-accessible. Its construction predates the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, which mandated that accommodations be made for wheelchair-bound and other disabled patrons. “The whole building would have to be gutted down to its concrete shell and completely restored,” Focht said. “Even then, where do you put an elevator? There really isn’t any room.” Leech said he disagrees with the idea of a whole new structure being built. “If you’re talking about sustainability … the greenest building is the one that’s already there,” he said. Leech said that the total landfill contribution of a renovation would be minimal compared to that of an entirely new building project. Following the popularity of the city’s South Street and Independence Mall pop-up beer gardens, the idea of the saucer-shaped building becoming a kind of “Jetsons”-style cocktail bar is popular. Both Leech and Drapala are fans of the idea. “While the design is unusual, the materials are fairly standard: concrete, tile, steel and glass,” Drapala said. “The difficulties of repurposing are primarily space related. It’s figuring out how to make the building [Americans with Disabilities Act] compliant, how and where to put in ‘public’ bathrooms, where to put in an elevator … and how to introduce new systems into the building.” Designs have not been finalized yet, as a civic engagement program overseen by PennPraxis, a design group at Penn, and partial funding by the William Penn Foundation has yet to fully gauge the public’s opinion. A social-media campaign under the hashtag “#savethesaucer” has been launched to engage Philadelphians with the unique structure and lobby for its remaining a part of Love Park.




The American Philosophical Society aims to connect the past with the future. The APS currently has The Declaration on display.

those who visit APS – those kinds of moments allow people to “engage with the past,” much like Naglak’s emotional moment with The Declaration of Independence. Attempting to forge that connection spawned the closing piece of the exhibit: an area where visitors can make tracings of Jefferson’s handwriting. Naglak said that people seemed to take to doing the tracings, feeling the loops and lines of Jefferson’s hand. Merrill Mason, the director of APS, said that the interactive tracing table was her favorite part of the exhibit. “It’s been so popular with all ages,” Mason said. “Par-

ticularly kids, but everybody loves it. I’m really proud we were able to think up something so inexpensive, but so popular, that lets people connect with Jefferson.” When the current exhibit closes in December, APS will begin working on the next, to open in April. The upcoming exhibit will be based in Jefferson’s exploration of science. “Jefferson was an amateur scientist, if you can call him that,” Naglak said. “He collected specimens himself. There’s a fascinating story about the role of this newly formed United States in the broader community of science around the world, especially

with Europe at that point in time.” The exhibit will explore the early collections and contributions to science by early America, particularly those made by Jefferson. However, APS will also include advances made by Lewis and Clark, as Meriwether Lewis himself was brought to the APS to be trained – by Jefferson – before his exploration, Naglak said. Naglak said she sees a great “intermeshing” of stories, something that could be built upon and continued. The ultimate goal of the APS is to tell those stories, keep them alive, and show people today how that past relates to the fu-

Lucha Cartel, an authentic Mexican restaurant in Old City, gives free salsa classses on Tuesday nights for its customers.

ture. Naglak said most people, particularly Americans, are moved by seeing The Declaration of Independence written in Jefferson’s hand, or letters by Benjamin Franklin. “Most of the time, when you’re looking at objects that come from our history, they’re virtual images, blown up on a poster or on TV,” Mason said. “But when you come see the real document, you get that intimate feeling. Even if it’s in a glass case, it’s the real story.” * victoria.mier@temple.edu


Mexican restaurant offers dance An Old City dining establishment offers salsa dance classes. JULIA CHIANGO The Temple News On Tuesday nights Lucha Cartel is more than a Mexican restaurant. Mike Andino of Estilo Dance Company, teaches salsa classes one night a week at the Old City eatery. After Mexican Post, a former restaurant in the neighborhood closed, the owners of Lucha Cartel saw an opportunity and a need to bring freshly prepared Mexican food back

to the neighborhood. “[Andino] comes in and teaches a lesson, some basic steps, maybe a turn or two depending on how many people are here and how well they’re picking things up,” Lara Strayer, bartender said. “It’s something you can do with your friends. It doesn’t have to be a date; you're learning something new and it’s something you can take with you.” “We try to keep it causal, we don’t want anyone to come in and be intimidated that they don’t know – that’s the point. You’re coming in to learn,” Strayer said. Andino teaches the lesson after 9 p.m., starting with introductory steps and the basics for salsa dancing.

“There are a lot of places transform the luchador-maskto get salsa lessons in the city, lined restaurant into a space but it might be $20 per class,” for salsa dance instruction. Strayer said. “If you want to “If people wanted to go every week, come in and that’s $20 per learn, it’s an week. Here it’s awesome opnothing.” p o r t u n i t y, ” The food waiter Naseeb at Lucha CarCulpepper tel is freshly said. “After prepared with about an hour direction from experienced the head chef salsa dancers who previously come and start lived in Mexico doing their Lara Strayer / bartender City. The menu own thing, it’s includes items like enchiladas, pretty awesome to watch.” cohinita ribeye, cortel tacos Culpepper said that when and other Mexican dishes. he gets a free moment between After the dinner rush tables, he occasionally particiends around 8:30 p.m., the pates in the dancing. “Let’s say you do bring staff moves all of the tables to

“We try to

keep it casual, we don’t want anyone to come in and be intimidated...

a date and there are other couples,” Strayer said. “You rotate partners which is really helpful because it gets you out of your comfort zone.” Strayer mentioned that if more students from colleges in the surrounding areas came out and participated in the lesson, it would foster an environment to make friends from different schools. “Students could definitely learn something new,” Strayer said. “Not many students go into college knowing how to salsa dance.” * julia.chiango@temple.edu

* sunil.chopade@temple.edu




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The Mariachi Rey Azteca, a five-piece ensemble based out of Reading, led the parade at the Day of the Dead festival on South Street, on Nov. 2. Attendees also painted their faces to look like sugar skulls in celebration of the Day of the Dead.

Students find link with gaming and take out ADVERTISING PAGE 9 vertising campaign for the company based off a have,” Freeman said. case study provided in advance. This will all go into the creative brief that Temple’s team will meet with other schools gives the spring class the information they need in New York in April to present and be judged by to create a campaign, which will be taught by professionals in the industry. The winning team advertising professor and faculty advisor for from each district then moves on to the nationals NSAC, Sheryl Kantrowitz. during the AAF’s National Conference in June. Kantrowitz detailed how students need Temple has been involved every year since to take part in the entire process of campaign 2004 and during the early 1990s when past cli- creation including the research, media strategy, ents included Mary Kay, Nissan USA and State conceptualization of creative pieces and reFarm. source management which is all This year, Pizza Hut is “very close to a real world situtasking students to reach out ation.” to the younger audience and “When we’re forming a get more consumers orderteam, we’re looking for students ing pizza through digital who are real go-getters, that we means rather than through the feel can handle the tight timephone. Among young mothline,” Kantrowitz said. ers and football fans, gamers Alyssa Grant, a junior adare part of the target audience vertising major, knew that she considering how they can orwanted to be a part of the NSAC der from Pizza Hut through team since she was a freshman, an application on the Xbox but wanted to gain experience 360 gaming system. first. Her time with the research Daniel Yesilonis, a juhas made her even more enthusiDaniel Yesilonis / student nior advertising major, does astic to be able to work with the not consider himself a gamer, team this upcoming spring, she so he reached out to some of Temple’s gaming said. audience for some in-depth interviews. He got “NSAC has shown me what I’m capable to learn about their attitudes toward technology, of,” Grant said. “The fact that [research] is our thoughts on gamer culture and the negative ste- responsibility is really awesome to look back on reotypes they often get associated with. and say, ‘I did that.’” “Everyone has different interests and it’s Temple has yet to reach the national finals really important to see what people think about of the competition and as much as they want to things because if you want to advertise to win, Freeman and Kantrowitz said that NSAC is people, you need to know what’s important to a valuable tool for students’ futures. them,” Yesilonis said. “It’s about the process of finding out how Following in last year’s steps, the NSAC every day professionals do this kind of thing and team is divided up into fall and spring classes, what kind of work goes into the campaigns we with this semester’s focus on the market re- see on TV,” Freeman said. search and brand strategy taught by advertising “We hope to leave at the end of this semesprofessor Jennifer Freeman. ter with a working strategy and then we’ll come This approach allows the team to spend back and turn it quickly into a creative, amazing more time coming up with solid research on big idea,” Kantrowitz said. things like target audience subsets, Pizza Hut’s competitors and the amount of advertising dol- * albert.hong@temple.edu lars put into competitors’ campaigns. “We do think that the more you know in the beginning, the better ideas you’re going to

“Everyone has

different interests and it’s really important to see what people think about things.









OUT & ABOUT FIRST PERSON ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS TO THE CITY The 13th annual First Person Arts Festival will return to six different venues around the city Nov. 4-15. The festival was created to document real life through storytelling and performers range from renowned artists to everyday Philadelphians. The festival is part of a year-round organization, First Person Arts, that aims to empower people through storytelling and encourage people to find a voice. Through the course of the festival, many events will cater to different audiences, like live performances, workshops and food-centered events. -Paige Gross



Photo-enthusiasts observe the work of photographer Paul Strand at the Paul Strand, Master of Modern Photography exhibit, on Oct. 26 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The photograph titled, “Place to Meet” (above) is part of a photo story Paul Strand did in Luzzara, Italy. The Philadelphia Museum of Art displays Strand’s work by collection, dedicating entire rooms to certain locations in which he shot photo stories.

The “It Gets Better Project” will come to Philadelphia Nov. 4-8 at The Kimmel Center. The online phenomenon, created by Dan Savage and Terry Miller in 2010, started with a single YouTube video for support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or questioning youth who had experienced or were experiencing bullying and hazing. Now, with more than 50 million videos, the experience of support will be at the Kimmel Center for five days and various activities like performances and a free residency. The project will close with a Philadelphia-specific edition of the Speak Theater Arts and a performance from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. -Paige Gross

DREXEL GETS CHOCOLATE EXHIBIT The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will host, “Chocolate: The Exhibition” until January 2015. The exhibit explores the history of chocolate, its uses, and how it was used in Mayan and Aztec cultures. The exhibit will feature different events through its four-month run, like Sustainable Chocolate Day this past Sunday, where visitors learned about CocoaAction, a strategy to reinforce cocoa sustainability efforts in the largest cocoa companies. -Paige Gross


Exhibit at Philly museum showcases retrospective of prolific photographer STRAND PAGE 9 Strand-inspired photos. The public was encouraged to participate and share photos on social media for the chance to win a SIGMA camera and have their photo featured in the museum. “Anybody interested in art, photography, history, or storytelling must see the exhibition,” said Eric Mencher, one of the local photographers featured on the PMA Instagram for the #STRANDGRAM takeover. David Maialetti, a Temple alumnus and Daily News photographer that was also featured on the Instagram, posted photos from his

“Anybody interested in art,

photography, history or storytelling must see the exhibition.

Eric Mencher / local photographer

recent trip to Luzzara, a town that Strand photographed about 60 years ago. “I visited Luzzara in 2014 to take photographs of the place today,” Maialetti said. “My motivation to visit was definitely a combination

of appreciation and curiosity about Strand’s work. It was the modern connection. I wanted to see what he saw in the people.” Conrad Benner, another Philadelphia photographer featured on the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s

Instagram account, describes his experience hosting the Instagram as a challenge. “I paid attention more to my photos and tried to make a few of them black in white to pay homage to Strand’s work,” Benner said. “It was a challenge, but also very exciting and a great opportunity.” “I think it’s great to get photographers to think about works from the past,” Bock said. “I don’t know what Strand would have made of Instagram, he never would have worked so quickly.” * gabriella.gungon.lopez@temple.edu

The 38th annual Contemporary Craft Show will be at the Convention Center Nov. 6-9. The show is put on each year by the Museum’s Women’s Committee and the Craft Show Committee to benefit the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This year’s show will feature 195 artists selling their custom art, and each day will feature artist demos, a chance to learn a craft from different artists. Admission to the show for one day costs $15, and the show will have different events like meet and greets with artists and receptions like the Handcrafted Beer: A Tasting Event gathering on Nov. 7. -Paige Gross

ZINE FEST HELD ON NOV. 9 The Philly Zine Fest will be held on Nov. 9 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Rotunda, on 4014 Walnut St. The Fest will showcase local artists and “zinesters,” bringing DIY and small press publications to the public.The event is now in its 12th year. The event website recommends bringing small bills, but the event itself is free to get in. -Emily Rolen

TRENDING IN PHILLY What’s happening this week in Philly from news and event coverage, to shows and restaurant openings. Based on Philly area: food, music, stores, etc. For breaking news and daily updates, follow The Temple News on Twitter @TheTempleNews.



@CCDParks tweeted a link to an article on Oct. 30 that said artist Janet Echelman will be designing a sculpture using miles of fiber for Dilworth Park. Dilworth Park plans to commission many artists to build pieces that accent the architecture.

@phillymag tweeted on Nov. 2 some of the best social media posts from Obama’s appearance on Main Campus for a 30-minute speech. Posts included the Inquirer, FOX 29 Philly and the PA GOP.



@ThingsToDoPHL tweeted on Nov. 1 a list of beer events happening throughout the month. Local brewery companies will gather for a tasting event and discussion about their brews at the Convention Center on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.

@avenueofthearts tweeted on Oct. 27 the choices for seeing performances on the Avenue of the Arts this year, including the Broadway Philadelphia’s “Newsies,” which opened on Oct. 28.







Professor researches species affected by deforestation HEDGES PAGE 7 Though Hedges has done research in the Caribbean for decades, this particular project began at a time of distress in Haiti, as the country was just starting to recover from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake it experienced in 2010. Sarah Hanson, a research assistant for the project, said that on her first trip in 2012 debris remained scattered in the hard hit capital of Port-au-Prince. “It was a bit overwhelming,” the 2013 Penn State graduate said. “On the first day, everyone went into the field, and I went to the hotel because the first day was my break [day]. Seeing the living conditions of these people and then being whisked away to this hotel by helicopter...” Hedges was in Haiti a few weeks before the quake and returned to Portau-Prince just months after. “It’s one of those things – like a lottery,” he said. “It was obviously very traumatic for people living there, and

my friends who I’ve worked with, they all experienced losing their close relatives, family members and everybody has a story of where they were in the earthquake and carrying bodies out of buildings and all this stuff. But it’s been five years and life goes on.” While people and buildings were drastically affected, Hedges said the quake did not have as much of an effect on the environment and therefore did not change the course of his research. However, the problem of deforestation persists and, in turn, the need for preservation of these animals is extremely important to Hedges and his team, he said. “My thinking with the cryogenics is just like a safe-deposit box,” Hedges said. “[To put] these tissues away just in case species disappear in Haiti. We hope they don’t, and that’s our hope – is that in coming years resources will come to these places and protect their

species.” Hedges is currently working with Haitian organizations to set aside areas of land in the Haitian forest for conservation purposes. Though there are some national parks in the country dedicated to protection of wildlife, he said it hasn’t necessarily worked well enough. Hanson said the people of Haiti seem to be interested. “The human component in Haiti, which was a big challenge, is the language barrier,” she said. “My three years of Spanish were no use. When we were interacting with local people there was no way to communicate, so the only thing I could do was show my pictures to [them].” As an amateur wildlife photographer, Hanson said the trip also allowed her to build upon these skills while still conducting important research. “Both trips I was able to take hun-

dreds of images,” she said. “One of my photographs from the 2013 trip was published in a French magazine and

Dr. S. Blair Hedges.


in 2012 a National Geographic photographer was along [on the trip]. Every wildlife photographer that’s young wants to work for National Geographic, and there he was.” Hedges said their research is starting to gain more traction and attention from sources within Haiti and beyond. “[The project] is catalyzed by people inside of Haiti. They’re colleagues of mine, business people that I’ve worked with who want to protect the forests in their own country,” he said. “There are also a lot of people who are stepping up outside of Haiti to do this.” As someone who has never considered himself a conservationist, Hedges said the support is something incredibly rewarding. “I’ve ended up doing more conservation than I think a lot of conservation biologists, and I just feel fortunate that I can do that,” he said. * abricke1@temple.edu


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Students participated in rock climbing during a costume party held in Pearson-McGonigle halls.

Campus Recreation hosts series of nightlife activities A costume party was held at the rock wall in PearsonMcGonigle halls. SIENNA VANCE The Temple News Temple University’s Campus Recreation has been offering a variety of nightlife activities for students who might not be partygoers. Quan King, an operations manager at Campus Recreation, said recent programs held at Campus Rec facilities are geared toward students who would usually go home on weekends to stay on Main Campus. King said various nightlife activities have been occurring for at least 10 years. Net Night, for example, has been held for at least 10 years to give students opportunities to play less popular sports, King said. Continued from page 7


tional SOS. Adisa said she was upset because she feels the university is “generalizing and lumping Africa into one big country, when it’s different countries under one big continent.” The outbreak in Nigeria started in July, when someone from Liberia traveled into the country. “I didn’t have any issues traveling here [for the beginning of the school year],” Adisa said. “The school didn’t contact me at all.” Adisa does not plan on contacting International Student and Scholar Services to let them know of her plans “because Nigeria is not an issue.” While Adisa fears any detection of the virus on Main Campus, she said she wishes the school was more “sensitive about how [they] contact us and handle it.” “Don’t make it feel like we’ll automatically get the disease once we enter our respective country,” she added. The situation for Adisa may have been controlled, but that is not the case for Temple student and Liberia-native Adrienne Tingba. “All of my family lives

Students have opportunities on Friday nights to both socialize and test their skills at volleyball, table tennis and badminton. “This gives students something to do on the weekend where no fee is involved,” King said. “This type of programming helps students become more active in their university.” For more competitive students, who may want something more intense than Net Night, Campus Recreation also hosts the International Blue Cross Center Racquetball Tournament once every semester. Gabrielle Labolito, an operations manager at Campus Recreation, said there has been a recent push to hold the tournament more often because of its growing popularity. “I loved seeing everybody having a lot of fun and really getting into it at all different levels,” Labolito said. “I’ve never played racquetball before, so it was definitely interesting to there, and although they have the means and education to take preventative measures, I am worried about them, because it’s easier to contract it there than over here,” said Tingba, a junior criminal justice major. According to Tingba, who is in constant communication with her family, the virus is located in the cities more than in the countrysides. She also said most people get around by public transportation in the city, so “it’s easier for it to spread there.” Tingba, who lives off campus, said her family won’t allow her to go back home for winter break. She said one of her biggest concerns about being at Temple, though, is that students don’t have a very good understanding of the virus. “I was out with my friends on campus and a group of Temple students were calling us ‘Ebola,’” Tingba said. “He was recording it. They were shouting, ‘Get out of here Ebola! Leave Ebola, leave Ebola!’” Tingba said she believes this could have been prevented with proper education of the virus. “I never felt anything like that on campus before, so I didn’t know how to react,” she said. Provost Hai-Lung Dai sent

see.” When Labolito was a student working at Campus Recreation, she heard about the IBC racquetball tournament but never participated. This is the first year Labolito is an organizer of the event, and she is considering taking on the role again next year. “We had a lot of people come out who had Rec access, which included both students and faculty,” Labolito said. “We had one girl participant, which was really great. She was definitely hardcore.” Labolito said everyone had good sportsmanship. “We had some people who you could tell were in the racquetball club because of their intensity and some who were just playing for the fun of it,” Labolito said. “Overall, people really looked forward to it. What else are you going to do on a Thursday night.” On Oct. 30, Campus Recreation also held a costume party

located at the rock-climbing wall at the Pearson-McGonigle gym. “We did this event the first year that the climbing wall opened in October 2012,” said Rory Coughlin, climbing wall coordinator. “It’s something that gives students something other to do than partying or getting drunk for Halloween.” Coughin said the costume party is one of the busiest nights at the rock wall during the semester. Both regulars and nonregulars come out in costume and climb. “As long as they are able to safely get into the harness, they should be good to go,” Coughlin said. “We haven’t had any injuries during the party, or any normal day except for a few small ankle sprains.” After safety is ensured, attendees are free to enjoy themselves at the wall. Coughlin said the rock climbing program hosts a variety of events similar to the costume party, like ‘80’s and

‘90’s nights three or four times a year. Not only are Temple students invited to these events, but also other students from surrounding universities are sometimes as well. Coughlin said the rock-climbing program invited Drexel University’s rock climbing club to expand its outreach to other climbing communities. “The costume party provides a different environment than a normal environment,” Coughlin said. “We’re trying to grow and invite more clubs to our special events in the future.” Though Campus Recreation’s special events may seem to cater to sporty students, a laser tag event was held recently to appeal to a larger audience. “This was an opportunity to showcase our space in the basketball courts and give students a way to enjoy themselves on the weekend,” King said. “This was our first year doing the laser tag, and we had a lot of success.”

King said the laser tag event was put together with the help of an outside company. The company helped to install inflatable structures and laser tag guns with sensors. Participants were split up into teams of ten people and played against each other in the structures. King said he hopes students will continue to make the the most out of events at Campus Recreation. “There was a lot of excitement and a lot of buzz at laser tag,” King said. “I think when you have activities in an urban environment that are constructive and keep people safe in the evening, students will really learn to like college life even more.” * sienna.vance@temple.edu


Adrienne Tingba, a criminal justice major from Liberia, said her family will not allow her to return to Liberia for winter break.

out a mass email to the Temple community on Oct. 29. It stated that “Temple University does not typically support travel to countries or regions where a U.S. Department of State travel warning is in effect.”

Countries that students, faculty and staff are not permitted to travel to include Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, since the CDC has posted Warning Level 3 travel notices. Nigeria was not listed.

“I just want to emphasize it is a relatively low risk situation, but we recognize the importance of creating standardized protocols and being prepared,” Lausch said. “We, as a university, are closely coordinating with

the Temple Health System for training and equipment.” As for Adisa, she hopes to be able to travel home for the summer. * jane.babian@temple.edu






There will be a free screening today of “When I Walk,” the autobiographical documentary that was chosen as the Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film follows the life of independent filmmaker Jason DaSilva, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 25 years old. DaSilva chronicles his personal and professional life and the struggles to maintain both while his body grows weaker. DaSilva will be present after the screening to answer questions pertaining to his life. The movie and discussion will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon today in The Reel. This event is free and open to all, but registration is required. -Jessica Smith


Somerset Station, a stop on the Market-Frankford line, is located at the intersection of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street.


Heroin documentary wins College Emmy KENSINGTON PAGE 7 saw it as people who have different life paths than people like you and me.” “Now I see them as more patients than criminals, as people who are sick, [rather than] people who are hostile, criminal people that I should be afraid of,” he added.


Luke Proctor recieved a College Emmy for his work documenting drug addiction in Kensington.

The package shows Proctor and Liberto going under the B Street bridge in Kensington where many addicts are “getting out of the gate,” or using for the first time that day, they said. “You really don’t know what this does to people until you’re in an arm’s length of them,” Liberto said. “You think you have a clue and then you see these people and the struggle they go through.” Heroin is a pervasive drug – it is not contained to one neighborhood or even the city of Philadelphia. District attorneys and other officials say that heroin is fast becoming an epidemic in the suburbs as well. The video package calls heroin the “scourge.” “It’s very true to its name,” Liberto said. “You’re a slave. It’s the same routine every day,” Darryl Woods, a member of Victory Outreach said about heroin addicition. Proctor said that he saw dealers on every corner of every block in the neighborhood. Drug deals are made in the open and addicts get high in the alleys, they said. Kensington has garnered a reputation as an open-air drug market where the police have little influence or control. Even before the TUTV package won the Mid-Atlantic Emmy award, Liberto knew that he and Proctor were working on something that had huge potential. “From day one, we said, ‘We’re going to put together something special and we’re going to make a run at this,’” Liberto said. The duo learned about its nomination in Au-

gust. Proctor was surprised, but felt like he and Liberto had a shot. “There were like eight different Temple nominations and the first seven Temple nominations got announced and no one won and we were the last group to get presented. … it seemed like it was all on our shoulders,” Proctor said. “It totally changed the outlook on my career now,” he added of winning, mentioning an interview that he had with VICE News. Liberto compared the duo’s victory to a hockey team winning the Stanley Cup. “It was jubilation,” he said. “It was the highest point you could possibly experience.” The pair has an altered view of drug addiction and how to help addicts after the project. “You don’t have to be addicted to heroin, or be once addicted to these drug, to want to go down there and try to help them,” Proctor said. “Stuff like this is what makes you want to keep doing hardcore stuff like this,” Liberto said. The pair said they plan to work together again in the future. “I wouldn’t want to do another project like this with anyone else,” said Liberto of Proctor. “To work with Luke again would be incredible.” * vince.bellino@temple.edu

Temple K9 Unit assisted in Frein search The university’s police dogs and handlers relieved other officers for one week. PATRICIA MADEJ Managing Editor Fugitive Eric Frein, who was wanted after he shot and killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson and injured Trooper Alex Douglas, was caught by police in an airplane hangar in Pocono Township after a 48-day search. Frein’s charges – which were announced during a filmed press conference with Governor Tom Corbett, Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan and confirmed by Pennsylvania State Police – included homicide of a law enforcement officer, attempted murder of the first degree, possession of weapons of mass destruction, discharging firearms to an occupied structure and reckless endangerment. The search, which police said cost several million dollars and involved up to 1,000 police officers, had the help of Temple’s K9 Unit,


The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History is hosting an evening of music, film and spoken word tomorrow night from 7-9 p.m. “Free to Be at 40!” will reflect on the album Free to Be You and Me and what it had to do with being Jewish in the 1970s and the meaning it still holds today. Lori Rotskoff, the editor of When We Were Free to Be, singer-songwriter Chana Rothman and original album producer Carole Hart will all be present. The event is co-sponsored with Temple Beth ZionBeth Israel. Tickets are between $8-10 and can be purchased on EventBrite.com. The celebration will take place in the Christ Church Neighborhood House on 20 N. American St. -Jessica Smith


The Tyler School of Art Department of Art History is sponsoring a discussion with Alison Hokanson on Thursday night at 5 p.m. on the significance of Belgian art. “The Soul of Things: Realism and Symbolism in Late Nineteenth-Century Belgian Art” will focus on the work of Xavier Mellery and his drawing series “The Soul of Things.” In 1880, Belgium became a surprising lead in Europe’s creative front. “The Soul of Things” series expressed a new vision of modern art by revealing mysterious facets of the everyday world. This discussion is free and open to all in Anderson Hall Room 7. -Jessica Smith


said Charlie Leone, executive director of campus safety services. Officer Doug Hotchkiss and Baron, a Belgian Shepherd Retriever, and Officer Larry Besa and Jarvis, a Labrador Retriever, were sent to relieve other officers for about a week and returned the afternoon before Frein, 31, was captured. “This is one of those extreme instances where his killer is on the loose – the dogs get tired,” Leone said. Both the officers and dogs were trained at the Philadelphia Police Academy K9 unit and are trained in bomb detection, tracking and patrol, Leone said. Jarvis is trained in just bomb detection and tracking. Philadelphia and SEPTA’s K9 Units were also called up, Leone said. Leone also said that this kind of situation is not unusual and that the unit has been called down for other emergencies. The last time the dogs were needed was when the Delaware County Courthouse in Media faced a bomb threat in May 2012. * patricia.madej@temple.edu T @PatriciaMadej

The Fox School of Business is continuing their Entrepreneurship Fireside Chat series Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. with Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg. The chats are informal sessions where students can engage in dialogue with successful entrepreneurs for advice and feedback on their own entrepreneurial aspirations. Students also have the opportunity to “learn about industry dynamics, funding sources, managing investors, creating advisory boards, negotiating skills and more.” The guest speaker is founder and C.E.O. of Zivtech, a web design publication. UrevickAckelsberg will discuss his website and why he chose to live and operate in Philadelphia. The chat is free and open to all in Alter Hall Room 503D. -Jessica Smith

Boyer College of Music and Dance student Nick Wood will be performing Thursday night from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. As part of his senior recital, Wood will be playing a jazz guitar arrangement in the Klein Recital Hall in Presser Hall. This event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni. All Boyer events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. -Jessica Smith



Police officer Doug Hotchkiss and Belgian Shepherd Retriever Baron who relieved officers searching for Eric Frein.

The Venus Dance Company and Underground Danceworks will perform a series of three shows this weekend sponsored by the Boyer College of Music and Dance in the Conwell Dance Theater on the fifth floor of Conwell Hall. Special guests will include artist Melissa Rex and appearances by Venus 2 and renowned visual artists Anthe. The first performance is Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the next two performances are Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at danceboxoffice.com or at the door 30 minutes before each show. They are $15 for students, $10 with a Dance USA Philadelphia Dance Pass and $5 with an OWLcard. This event is open to all. -Jessica Smith





Basketball teams ranked in middle of pack WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PICKED FOURTH IN COACHES’ POLL

Temple is expected to finish fourth in the American Athletic Conference, based on a preseason coaches poll compiled at The American’s media day Thursday at the New York Athletic Club. The Owls are tied for the fourth spot with Tulane, as both teams received 67 points in the poll. Sophomore guard Feyonda Fitzgerald was also named as a preseason all-conference selection by American coaches, after averaging 12.9 points and 3.9 assists per game in her freshman season. UConn, which will be starting the 2014-15 season at No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, is the favorite to win the conference, receiving 10 of 11 first-place votes in the poll. East Carolina came in third with 72 points, and South Florida in second with 91 points. Temple finished the 2013-14 campaign at 1416, and lost to USF, 72-44, in the quarterfinals of the conference championship. The Owls will open up their season with a Big 5 matchup Nov. 14 at home against La Salle. -Nick Tricome


The men’s basketball team was picked to finish sixth out of 11 American Athletic Conference teams this season. The poll results were announced at the conference media day at the New York Athletic Club Wednesday. Defending national champion Connecticut edged the top spot in the poll, while Southern Methodist were picked by The American’s coaches to finish second in the conference. Memphis, led by All-Conference first-team selections Shaq Goodwin and Austin Nichols, was


Tonya Cardoza will enter her seventh season as the coach of the women’s basketball team.

picked to finish third in the conference, while Cincinnati, Tulsa, Temple, Houston, South Florida, Central Florida, East Carolina and Tulane rounded out the remainder of the poll. The Owls’ backcourt duo of senior Will Cummings and junior Quenton DeCosey were selected as second team all-conference in a coaches vote. Cummings ranked sixth in the conference with 16.8 points per game in 29 contests last season, while DeCosey posted an eighth-best 15.4 ppg. in 31 games. UConn senior guard Ryan Boatright was tabbed as The American’s preseason Player of the Year, while Huskies freshman Daniel Hamilton was voted preseason Rookie of the Year. The Owls will kick off their season against American University at the Liacouras Center on Nov. 14. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. -Andrew Parent


Two freshmen have joined the men’s cross country team as walk-ons, coach James Snyder confirmed last Tuesday. Freshman Cody Cameron joined the team during the summer, while Chris Miller was added to the roster in mid-September. Both runners have redshirted for the season. Also planning to redshirt is freshman Katie Hayes, Snyder said. Hayes suffered an ankle injury in high school that has yet to fully heal. Hayes ran in the beginning of the season, but spent most of her season recovering from the injury. The team also looks to take advantage of the new signing period for cross country runners from Nov. 12-19.

This is the first year that the NCAA is opening up an early signing period. In the past, the signing period has started in February. “They pushed the later period back into April and opened up a one-week window in November where we are able to sign prospective student athletes,” Snyder said. For the Owls, Snyder feels that this can be beneficial as he thinks the coaching staff “does their homework.” “In a program like we are, where we are kind of in a building process, trying to find out our identity, I think of it as a real distinct advantage,” Snyder said. “I like to think that between me, coach [Steve] Fuelling, coach [Elvis] Forde and coach [Shameka] Marshall, we do our homework on the front end of recruiting and identifying young men and women who we think are going to be really successful.” “We kind of have the ability to swoop in and sign those kids early,” Snyder added, “before they end up being what we project them to be, where big school ‘X’ says ‘Why don’t you come run for our school?’” -Ed LeFurge III


Student-athletes from several teams participated in the eighth annual Avenue of Treats on Halloween evening Friday. The athletes, which hailed from participating teams like crew, women’s track & field, lacrosse, field hockey and women’s tennis, were situated on Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue giving candy to children in costumes. -Andrew Parent


Senior outside back Alyssa Kirk throws the ball in during a game against Drexel earlier this season.

Kirk’s final year ends KIRK PAGE 22


Senior forward Amber Youtz fields the ball against Penn State en route to a 2-0 loss. Youtz leads the team in goals and points.

Youtz, seniors await Big East tourney following senior-day loss to Huskies SENIORS PAGE 22 “It does add a little bit more pressure, seed, against No. 17 Old Dominion. seeing some of the stuff that says you need After a 2013 run that saw her finish one more goal and you need this,” Youtz with a 14-6 record, and a 76.6 save percentsaid. “But I think it’s about taking down that age, Millen followed up with a 2014 season pressure and knowing what you’re there for, that, to this point, has her posting a 78.7 what you’re playing for and that it is a team save percentage that is sixth in Division I, sport.” and a 1.54 goals against average that ranks Youtz isn’t alone, however, going 21st. along with goalkeeper Lizzy Millen and Kroener led the Owls with 10 assists midfielder Nicole Kroener, last season, and UP NEXT who combine as one of the is second on the Owls vs. Old Dominion best senior classes in the team this year Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. with nine. The team’s history. They all finMorgantown, ished up the regular season Pennsylvania naschedule with a tough home loss to UConn. The Owls led the Huskies tive has started in every game since she arfor most of the game, before giving up two rived at Temple in 2011, logging a majority of minutes per game while becoming a goals in the final minutes. Youtz, Millen and Kroener aren’t done staple of Temple’s midfield and corner unit. yet though. They will compete this week- Her 29 career assists to this point are tied end in the Big East tournament, as the third for fifth all-time in program history.

The senior class has seen the program switch from the Atlantic 10 Conference to the Big East Conference, and turn into a nationally-ranked program in its first two seasons as a Big East member. “I haven’t really thought about it or dwelled on it, but it’s an amazing feeling,” Kroener said. “The program has changed tremendously since Amber and I came in as freshmen, and [associate coach Kelly Driscoll] joined the coaching staff.” “To say I was a part of that makes me super proud to be a part of this program,” Kroener added, “and hopefully inspire my teammates now to keep that going, don’t settle for mediocrity and keep proving people wrong.” * nick.tricome@temple.edu @itssnick215


was profound. knew everything,” O’Connor “The clock was there and added. “It’s crazy, in the four she knew it,” O’Connor said. years we’ve grown to know “It has to be a weird feeling, each other and it’s amazing. … knowing the clock is ticking If you told me the first time I down on your own career.” met her she would be a huge “ W e player in [the all felt kind program], I of guilty,” would have O’Connor shaken my added. head and F o l said, ‘No lowing the way.’” game, an Kirk, emotional who finished group lined the year with up and gave the secondits leader a highest point Seamus O’Connor / coach total of any chance to say goodbye player deto each of spite playing them before leaving the field. an outside back position that During the postgame cel- doesn’t serve itself to tallying ebration of Kirk’s accomplish- points, played a big role in the ments, O’Connor reflected on team’s historically successful his only senior’s impact on the year. change of culture among the However, it was her efforts program. off the field that left the biggest “She’s played a big role [in impression on her coaches and making a change],” O’Connor teammates. said. “It’s one thing for me to “Everybody has an Alyssa say it, but it means a heck of a story,” O’Connor said. “Everylot more from a fellow player. one has their favorite moment It’s just me and her that’s sur- with her. She’s just developed vived these past four years, that personality of ‘the one that we’ve grown with each other cares.’” and our roles have changed and our roles have grown and now * esmith@temple.edu we’ve both got major roles with ( 215.204. 9537 T @ejsmitty17 the program.” “She was a feisty one when she came in and she thought she

“The clock was

there and she knew it. It has to be a weird feeling, knowing the clock is ticking down on your own career.




Sophomore quarterback P.J. Walker attempts to evade a tackle in the Owls’ 20-10 victory over No. 21 East Carolina on Saturday. Walker threw for 70 yards in the win.


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win against the No. 21-ranked East Carolina that his team’s two-game losing skid. ended the drought on the rainy day at Lincoln Fi“P.J. was awesome. ... He understood what nancial Field, Matakevich and his defense capi- we were doing as a team,” Rhule said. “He got talized on the conditions. us in the right play a lot, we took some things “We knew it was going to be wet, [the ball] off his shoulders. When we were up 14-0 I said, would be slippery,” the defensive captain said. ‘Listen, if you don’t turn the ball over we’ll win “We knew we could create turnovers like this … this game.’” We were just swarming to the ball, and we just Walker, who has thrown nine interceptions started punching at the ball.” on the year, five of which came in the last two The defense forced five fumbles, and helped games, has spent time in practice focusing on keep East Carolina to 10 points – 24.6 points less avoiding turnovers. than its average headed into the game. “I’m just trying to be smart with the footI thought they went out ball,” Walker said. “Some of UP NEXT there and did exactly what they those [interceptions] were just Owls vs. Memphis needed to do,” coach Matt Rhule bad decisions, and some of them Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. said. “We kept preaching to the were just overthrew a receiver or kids, ‘When you try to force fumbles, you make underthrew a receiver. … Protecting the football fumbles.’ I thought they played with confidence.” is something I need to get better with and I’m goAs for the weather conditions, Rhule made ing to keep working at it.” the necessary adjustments during the days prior in At 5-3 (3-2 American Athletic Conference), practice in order to be prepared for a rainy game. the Owls are one win away from evading a losing “We like to spread it out, but we saw the season, which would result in an automatic bowl weather report and said, ‘You know what, we bet- bid, the first of Rhule’s head coaching career. ter make a decision here,’” Rhule said. “I think Now that his squad is only one win away all of us knew the weather and what it was, and it from the feat, Rhule has allowed himself to think was cold, but that’s sometimes part of playing in about the possibility of a sixth win. this conference. “I’m OK talking about six because it’s the Offensively, Temple struggled to hold onto next one,” Rhule said. “I’d really like to win Frithe football, fumbling the ball four times and re- day against a team I have a lot of respect for. … I covering each one. watched [Memphis] take [the University of MisThe Owls also failed to generate scoring sissippi] down to the wire. … So I’m going to talk drives, but effectively kept the Pirates’ high-pow- about six because I want to have our team ready ered offense on the sideline during the second to play a really good Memphis team on Friday half, taking up 16 minutes, 25 seconds of posses- night.” sion during the half, while protecting a 10-point * esmith@temple.edu lead. For Rhule, seeing his quarterback protect the ( 215.204. 9537 football played an operative factor in reversing T @ejsmitty17

pair of Temple touchdowns in the first quarter of which was returned for 63 yards to the endzone the Owls’ eventual 20-10 win. by junior defensive back Tavon Young. Despite outgaining Temple by 297 yards, the Martin-Oguike finished a memorable contest Pirates, whom entered the contest at No. 21 in with two forced fumbles, 1 1/2 sacks and 3 1/2 the Associated Press Top 25 poll, failed to break total tackles for combined losses of 18 yards. through against Temple’s defense until the clock “The guy who’s really improved in our deread 2 minutes, 15 seconds left to play in the final fense is [Martin-Oguike],” Snow said. “Praise quarter. may be playing better than anybody on our deThe Owls’ defense, run by coordinator Phil fense.” Snow, managed to sack Carden four times. De“We tried to get faster at defensive end, so spite allowing more than 400 yards, Snow’s de- we moved [sophomore Sharif] Finch there,” fensive unit managed to limit an East Carolina of- Snow added. “Praise started at linebacker, and I fense averaging 39.6 points through its first seven watched him and said, ‘Hey Praise, let’s try degames to 10 points, its lowest total of fensive end.’ He said ‘You the season. think I can play that?’ The five turnovers on fumbles And I said, ‘Yeah.’ … He increased Temple’s turnover total to bought into it and he’s 24, nearly doubling its cumulative gotten better every week. number of 13 from last season in eight He’s hard to block.” games this fall. Martin-Oguike was “We dropped eight [guys] a lot sidelined for the past and we rushed three,” Snow said. two seasons in light of a “And then we had some other little rape and sexual assault wrinkles for them that they had not charge that was dropped seen. They thought we were going to last October after eviplay a lot of man on 3rd-and-6 or less, dence surfaced that he was which we had all year, and we didn’t falsely accused. After his Phil Snow / defensive coordinator reinstatement with both play any. We changed some tendencies and things just fell right. Somewith the university and its times that happens. They’re a heck of a football football team prior to the fall semester, the 6-footteam and today we won the battle.” 2-inch, 250-pound defensive lineman said he’s After the squad allowed 30-plus point totals just happy to be back on a football field. in each of the past two weeks in road losses to “It feels great,” Martin-Oguike said. “I just Houston and Central Florida, Snow said he had thank God every day. I’m happy to be here.” worried of his unit’s confidence heading into the contest. His defense responded by forcing two * andrew.parent@temple.edu Pirates fumbles in the first quarter, with redshirt- ( 215.204. 9537 junior Praise Martin-Oguike obliging on the first, T @Andrew_Parent23

“We dropped eight

[guys] a lot and we rushed three. ... We changed some tendencies and things just fell right.

After sports cuts, Kacyon remains loyal to school The former track athlete decided to pursue his degree. ED LEFURGE III The Temple News Matt Kacyon put down his razor. It was Dec. 14, 2013, and the junior cross country runner had come off his redshirt season and started growing his beard. He has only trimmed it once since. “I decided just to let it ride,” Kacyon said. “You could look at it symbolically, as a way of keeping my career going, staying strong and staying active.” Kacyon said he wasn’t comfortable sharing why he redshirted, but he feels he did take some positives from it. “I think in the long run it

was a way to extend my training which I think helped a lot,” Kacyon said. “Eventually going into regionals for outdoor, I was able to knock my time down a heck of a lot more than I would have if I started my season earlier.” When indoor and outdoor track & field joined the original crop of seven varsity sports announced to be cut from Temple’s athletic program on Dec. 6, 2013, Kacyon was faced with a tough decision. He enjoyed track, and thought about transferring. In the end, Kacyon felt like the right decision was to stay at Temple. The steeplechase was Kacyon’s primary event through his track career at the university. The steeplechase is a track event that includes numerous obstacles, including the water jump.

During his sophomore and like [with] coach [James] Snyjunior year as a track athlete, der.” Kacyon qualified for the NCAA With his passion and hope East Region Preliminary in the to compete in the steeplechase, steeplechase. He logged a per- transferring was something that sonal best time of 8 minutes, he considered after the cuts, but 51.83 seconds in the Intercol- his heart was set on Temple. legiate Association of Amateur “[Transferring] was in the Athletes of America. back of my mind. I knew there “It is something that I really were possibilities,” Kacyon wanted to stick said. “There UP NEXT with throughwere a lot of out my entire Owls at NCAA Regional factors that Nov. 14 career here at played into it, Temple,” Kabut Temple is cyon said. where my heart is sitting right He is hoping to have the now, but I know for sure I am opportunity to compete this going to run it again.” spring as an independent runSince his return, Kacyon ner at the regional and national has been one of the top runchampionship meets. ners on the team. In both of the “I know in the back of my 8-kilometer races that the Owls head, there will be a day that I have competed in this season, will run it again,” Kacyon said. Kacyon won the Ted Owen In“I would have loved to do it with vitational with a time of 25 mina team and a solid coaching staff utes, 50.52 and placed second in

the Penn State National Invitational with a time of 26:29. “He’s a big part of the team,” junior Ryan DeBarberie said. “He’s our fastest guy and the leader of the team. We need him to do well because if we see him do well, it makes all of us want to do well.” Snyder, like DeBarberie, said Kacyon is a competitor and leader on the team. “Matt is a guy that hasn’t had many bad races, it’s either good or it’s great,” Snyder said. “[Kacyon] had opportunities to transfer to a million and one different places. He’s a guy who was a borderline NCAA [championship] qualifier last year.” “To me the most interesting thing about Matt is that he is a very quiet, thoughtful kid.” Snyder added. “He leads by example and he’s quietly confident. He would bleed for any of

[his teammates], no doubt about it.” Kacyon plans on graduating in December 2015 in order to take advantage of his last year of eligibility for cross country. Looking ahead to Kacyon’s athletic future, Snyder is optimistic in what lies ahead for the junior. “Matt’s not afraid of the days, weeks, months and years of uninterrupted training that are need to be a successful runner,” Snyder said. “I don’t know where Matt’s goals are when things finish up here, but I think [running professionally] is something that is going to be afforded to him if he chooses to pursue it.” * edward.lefurge@temple.edu T @Ed_LeFurge_III




For golf team, a ‘disappointing’ fall season


Senior captain Brandon Matthews said he hopes the winter break will revamp the team’s energy. MICHAEL GUISE The Temple News set.


Coach Nikki Franke is entering her 43rd season as the head coach of the fencing team.

As fencing opens its season, Franke’s expectations high The Owls look to build on a promising season last spring. DALTON BALTHASER The Temple News Nikki Franke is entering her 43rd season as Temple’s fencing coach, but her expectations haven’t changed throughout those four-plus decades. “We expect a lot of success,” Franke said. Junior foil Demi Antipas is entering her third season under Franke and said she understands that her coach’s expectations come from her in-depth knowledge of the sport. “We always hold a high standard for all of us here,” Antipas said. “Every single year even if we have multiple [NCAA] qualifiers. We push each other harder and harder to keep getting better and improving as a team to attain those goals.” Senior captain Lauren Rangel-Friedman has competed under coach Franke for four years, and understands what being an upperclassman means toward the success of the team. “Definitely learning from past experiences,” RangelFriedman said. “For example, the upperclassmen have a lot

to offer to the newer fencers person and she is committed to on the team and if we can pass the team.” down our knowledge to them, The Temple Open is the we have a good chance at do- largest individual fencing ing exceptionally well this championship in the nation year.” and for Franke, it serves as A soft-spoken teammate an opportunity for her fencers for her freshman, sophomore to get back into the swing of and junior campaigns, Rangel- things. Friedman felt that this year “The [Temple Open] is was the time to step up and important for us, so we can get take the leadership role as cap- experience under our belts,” tain on the team. Franke said. “It is important for “ W h e n us to get into UP NEXT coach asked a competime if I was in- Owls at November NAC tive mindset Nov. 7 terested in this and so that is type of leaderwhy it is imship role as a captain, I thought portant to us. ... It is nice for of it as a growing opportunity the girls to be able to see where because I have never been one they are in comparison with to step out in the limelight,” girls from other teams.” Rangel-Friedman said. InRangel-Friedman tied After the for third team voted her place in sacaptain, Franke bre, while seconded the junior Demi notion. She said Antipas and she knew after freshman coaching RanBecca Stangel-Friedman ford both tied for three years, for third in the time was the foil. Temright. ple placed “ T h e six fencers in Nikki Franke / coach the Top 8. team felt like she [RangelRanked Friedman] was the right one nationally inside the Top 10 because they voted her to be and annually one of the best captain,” Franke said. “She’s a teams in the nation, success hard worker, she is a focused is something that is expected,

“We expect a

lot of success. We expect to see everyone improving as the year goes on.

Franke said. “That is why we work so hard,” Franke said. “To have the consistency that we have had over the years is a tribute to the hard work that these young ladies have put in.” Throughout the early stages of competition Franke noticed a flaw in all fencers, one that could be vital to its success this season. “I think that we need to work on our mobility,” Franke said. “Our ability to move in and out while changing direction is important.” These changes are not going to come immediately, but Franke said she knows this. “I think that it is all building blocks,” Franke said. “We want to see the continued improvement so that we get stronger and stronger at every competition, so when the postseason comes we are at our peak.” Temple’s next meet is the Penn State Open on Nov. 22. Beforehand, a few Temple fencers will compete in the November North American Cup held this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky. * dalton.balthaser@temple.edu T @DaltonBalthaser

Brandon Matthews is up-

As the leader of the golf team, he said he has noticed a lack of effort on his squad, and is bothered by the lack of consistency among his team members. “The only thing I am disappointed with is a little bit of lack of effort on certain team member’s parts,” Matthews said. “Kids need to give more of an effort. You need to care a little more.” “A couple of kids on the team didn’t [care] and we need to change that around,” he added. From the season’s outset, the team set a goal to win multiple tournaments. With one tournament left, which finishes up on Nov. 4, the team has taken one tournament title – the Temple Invitational on Oct. 11-12. In the other four tournaments, the team was plagued by sporadic play. In Matthews’ eyes, the inconsistency can be fixed. In last year’s fall season, the team had an average finish of fourth place. For this fall semester, the average finish has been in the sixth spot. “We definitely didn’t play great,” senior Pat Ross said. “We expected to win three times this year … I don’t think that we planned it to go like this.” For many golfers, the end of the season is a welcomed sight, viewing it as an opportunity to get away from the game. “That [is] a big thing for me. … I felt a little burned out,” Ross said. “I’m excited for the offseason. I’ll take some time to recharge my batteries.” Following the fall season’s conclusion, the team will have played in six tournaments spanning from Connecticut to South Carolina. The travel days, combined with the constant practice and 15 rounds of golf during the fall semester, caused an eventual buildup, Matthews said. “You do need to step away from the game a little bit and that is the nice thing about playing golf in the Northeast,” Matthews said. “You have to step away from it and sometimes it is a good thing.”

As a school in the Northeast, Temple is forced to take a break from competitive golf. The weather does not permit them to play year-round, which Matthews said can be a blessing in disguise. “Golf wears on the mind,” Matthews said. “To give that time off is pretty big.” For senior Matt Teesdale, the break will be a time in which he’ll be able to correct shortcomings that have hampered his play this fall. Teesdale, who has been plagued with inconsistent play, said he knows he needs to do better in his final year at Temple. “Golf is a humbling sport and if you don’t put 110 percent in it, it is definitely going to show,” Teesdale said. “I don’t think I was practicing the right way to maximize my potential.” Teesdale said he wasn’t focusing on the finer aspects of his game. Instead of going to practice and working on fundamentals, Teesdale said he would play 18 holes, instead. Last fall season, Teesdale had four Top 16 finishes. This season, he has one. “I want to start practicing with a purpose,” Teesdale said. “I want to practice the correct way. … I want to max out.” Despite all the struggles, the team believes it will be ready to right their wrongs for the spring season. “We are all competitors and we got this far and if we didn’t feel that way there would be a big problem,” Ross said. “There is no reason for us not to be confident. We know what we can do.” Matthews is ready to enjoy the upcoming time off so he can “be a kid for a little bit.” But when the spring comes, he said he will be prepared to continue his strong play from the fall semester. “Stepping away from golf for a month or two, you get that itch back and you want to practice harder,” Matthews said. “Every spring I fall in love with that game again.” * michael.guise@temple.edu T @MikeG2511

Ganes’ squad among top in conference to really show everyone and say, ‘Hey, we can hang with people and we can even beat people.’” As a middle blocker, Overton has played a role in Temple’s second-place conGREG FRANK ference ranking for team hitting percentage in the conference, as she ranks second indiThe Temple News vidually with her mark of 41.5 percent. The Owls have won six matches in a Through the first half of its conference row, and eight of their last nine, including schedule, Temple has proven its worth. While the Owls opened the season a win over preseason conference favorite winning three of four weekend tournaments Southern Methodist. “I think we really went after them,” and posting a 9-3 record in the non-conferOverton said. “I think we were just really in ence portion of the schedule, their face.” UP NEXT other coaches in the AmeriThis high-intensican Athletic Conference ap- Owls vs. South Florida ty level from the Owls peared skeptical as to how Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. helped lead to a 3-2 victhe Owls would fare against tory over SMU. Temple managed to hold fellow American foes. Temple was picked to finish ninth in SMU to a 13.6 hitting percentage, which the American Athletic Conference Pre- pleased coach Bakeer Ganes. “Whenever you keep that low on the season Coaches’ Poll. Through 11 conference matches, the Owls sit at 9-3 and hitting percentage, it’s a complete team efsecond in the conference behind Central fort,” Ganes said. But, the Owls will have to remain foFlorida. Sophomore middle blocker Kirsten Overton said the team has been motivated cused heading into the home stretch of conby the low expectations other coaches in the ference play. A year ago, Temple started 6-1 in conference play only to finish 9-9. conference had for Temple. “We know what we need to take care “I think we’re always considered the underdog,” Overton said. “It’s finally nice of and we definitely learned from last year,”

The volleyball team is ranked second in The American with a 9-3 conference record.

junior libero Alyssa Drachslin said. A year ago, Temple opened with five of its first seven conference matches at home. This season, the Owls played six of their first eight conference matches away from McGonigle Hall. Drachslin said the heavy home schedule down the stretch will make for an easier task at hand for her team. “I think it’s good that we’re where we are now having the schedule that we have,” Drachslin said. Ganes said his expectations for his team remain the same as they were a year ago. “We’re always optimistic,” Ganes said. “I think it is an advantage to play at home but it’s not a guarantee.” As Temple enters the final month of the regular season, it begins to see a lot of conference opponents for the second time. “We know that we can beat anybody,” Ganes added. “At the same time we also know the teams we beat, we could lose to them.” * greg.frank@temple.edu @G_Frank6



Junior Alyssa Draschlin (left) competes in a recent match.


Despite losing his track & field event, redshirt junior Matt Kacyon has stayed at Temple, continuing to compete in cross country for the school. PAGE 18

Our sports blog




The fencing team kicked off its season with the Temple Open last Saturday. Coach Nikki Franke said she is optimistic about her team’s chances. PAGE 19

The basketball teams’ preseason rankings were released, two freshmen joined the cross country team, other news and notes. PAGE 17






The Owls dropped No. 21 East Carolina, the team’s first win against a Top 25 team since 1998 against No. 14 Virginia Tech. EJ SMITH Sports Editor

ANDREW PARENT Assistant Sports Editor

ixteen years ago, Devin Scott took the field against the Hokies. The former Temple quarterback joined a makeshift bunch, a team that had lost six straight games while featuring 10 first-time starters. The squad, which had lost 26 straight conference road games, entered No. 14 Virginia Tech’s homecoming at Lane Stadium as a 35 1/2 point underdog. The Owls squeaked out a victory against the Hokies that day, and had failed to beat a team ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 until this past Saturday. Tyler Matakevich, then a 6-year-old all-star catcher in Connecticut, hadn’t heard of Temple and had no way of knowing it would be the team’s lone win of that magnitude during the next 16 seasons. However, as the leading tackler in the 20-10 upset

While the lingering seconds ticked off the clock before Temple sealed its first defeat of a ranked opponent in 16 years, Matt Rhule tried to ignore his beckoning father. “My dad’s on the sidelines for every game, and with 25 seconds left he gave me the thumbs up and I told him to be quiet,” Rhule said. “I wasn’t excited until the very end. Sometimes you’re able to steal a win and I felt like we defeated some obstacles in our way.” A glance at the box score brings to light East Carolina’s 432 total yards of offense compared to Temple’s 135. Pirates senior quarterback Shane Carden amassed 217 yards through the air, while Temple sophomore P.J. Walker totaled 70. East Carolina junior Chris Hairston led the Pirates with 153 rushing yards. The Owls’ rushing leader, senior Kenny Harper, compiled 29 yards. East Carolina’s seven fumbles – five of them turnovers – impacted the scoreboard, though, equating to a



Redshirt-junior Praise Martin-Oguike forces a fumble against senior running back Breon Allen in the Owls’ 20-10 victory.

women’s soccer

‘The one that cares’



field hockey

Alyssa Kirk’s career ended last Saturday in a 2-1 loss against Southern Methodist. EJ SMITH Sports Editor The minutes wound down in Alyssa Kirk’s final soccer game in a Temple uniform, and she couldn’t fight back the tears. The lone senior on the team had grown up in her uniform, entering the program a stubborn walk-on fighting for playing time on a 12-loss team. During her four years, she scored game-winning goals, earned a scholarship and became the leader of a team that finished as one of the most successful in school history. In her 74th and final game in that uniform, she walked up to the team’s locker room white board, where each player had written their goal for the game. Her’s was simple. “Give everything I have left,” she wrote. In a 2-1 loss to Southern Methodist in the first round of the American Athletic Conference postseason tournament, Kirk’s team fell behind to a lategame goal by Mustangs forward Lauren Guerra and desperately tried to salvage its season. Kirk, with tears in her eyes, fought to get one last chance at the net. “I looked at the clock right away and saw we still had seven minutes,” Kirk said. “I had to give it everything I had, but going down that late in the game is tough. When there was five minutes left ticking down in the

Senior forward Amber Youtz chases after the ball against Connecticut last Saturday


Youtz, seniors near the finish The team fell to No. 4 UConn in its Geasey Field finale, but the conference tournament awaits. NICK TRICOME The Temple News PAUL KLEIN TTN

Alyssa Kirk finished her last year second on the team in points.

game, I definitely couldn’t keep the tears in my eyes.” Kirk’s final minutes were noticed by her teammates as she put in the effort to try and save the game. “You could see a spark of energy from her,” junior forward Kelly Farrell said. “You could just see she was really playing out her last seven minutes, you could see it was really touching for her.” “I think the last seven minutes she knew, ‘This is the last

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time I will be able to play out here with my best friends,’” Farrell added. The efforts proved fruitless, however, as the team fell one game shy of recording the most wins of any women’s soccer team in school history, suffering the same fate as they had the year before. For coach Seamus O’Connor, watching the final seven minutes of Kirk’s career


Amber Youtz will never forget the moment she was told that she could play Division I field hockey. She realized she had a shot at making a D-I roster when her club coach pulled her aside one day several years ago. Youtz remembers the conversation well. “You have the chance to do something great here – make an impact on Division I team,” Youtz recalled the coach telling her. “From that moment on, it was all about pushing myself to become the best I could,” Youtz said. Now, the forward is in her senior year at Temple. Last weekend, she donned her Owls jersey for her last game at Geasey Field on Main Campus. Since joining the team as a freshman


from Dauphin, Pennsylvania, Youtz has grown into one of the program’s – and the nation’s – top offensive players. The four goals she scored in her rookie campaign shot up to 22 during her sophomore year, and has improved to 26 in her final season. She scored a team-leading 16 goals in her junior year, but missed four games with a broken arm. Her career totals stand at 68 goals, 27 assists and 163 points. She tied Monica Mills (1981-84) for third all-time in the program’s goal-scoring record books, and needs one more point to tie Mills for third all-time in points. And as far as the season itself goes, Youtz’ career-high 26 goals leads the nation, and her 1.37 goals per game average is the NCAA’s third best, while her 3.16 points per game average is second. Youtz has received national recognition for her accomplishments, receiving a handful of individual accolades throughout the season – the most recent being a selection to the NFHCA D-I Senior Game. But Youtz’ individual performance hasn’t kept her from losing focus.


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Volume 93 Issue 11  

Issue for Tuesday November 4, 2014.

Volume 93 Issue 11  

Issue for Tuesday November 4, 2014.


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