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SPORTS Despite faltering in the A-10 tournament, the Owls pick up an at-large NCAA tournament bid.

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Robbery speaks to off-campus safety challenges

A Hall of Fame embrace.

An armed robbery two weeks ago represents a growing problem for CSS. SEAN CARLIN News Editor

T Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach John Chaney embraces former President Peter Liacouras during halftime of last week’s men’s basketball game against Virginia Commonwealth. Temple honored the 1987-88 men’s basketball team at halftime, during which many former players made their way over to Liacouras’ seat.| HUA ZONG TTN

hree girls initially shrugged off their fourth roommate who had just entered their second floor apartment crying. The roommate had been having “boy trouble” and it didn’t startle the others who were hanging out in a bedroom on the third floor. But a few words changed all of that. “We actually sat there for a good two minutes then we heard her scream, ‘Just don’t hurt any

of us, don’t hurt me, we’re good people, just take everything,” said Katie, a senior nursing major, who requested her last name not be published at the direction of the District Attorney’s Office. “We all went to go down to the kitchen to see her...and there were two guys just standing there.” Over the next few minutes, Katie and her roommates were bound and robbed as armed men searched their apartment. “We heard duct tape and looked at each other and that’s when we lost it and all started crying thinking we were going to be raped, or beat. We just didn’t know,” she said. “They laid us face down and had our hands and our feet together. They said, ‘Give us 30 minutes.

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Boathouse history TSG heads to Harrisburg complicates process City officials ask Temple to explore rehabilitating the East Park Canoe House. JOEY CRANNEY Sports Editor After the Philadelphia Commission on Parks and Recreation requested that Temple develop plans to renovate the East Park Canoe House as an alternative to building a new boathouse, the university’s next step is to consider the feasibility of such an option, considering the building’s historic stature. In a March 8 letter to Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke, the commission extended the deadline for when it would make its recommendation to City Council on Temple’s proposal to build a new boathouse in Fairmount Park. The East

Park Canoe House, the Owls’ old home, was condemned in 2008, but the commission wants Temple to see if the building can be restored to suit the rowing programs’ needs before the commission makes its final determination. However, the limited size of the East Park Canoe House and the building’s historical significance could make that process more complicated. The East Park Canoe House, which opened in 1914 and was used for years as an Olympic training site, is on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. The designation protects a building’s exterior from being altered without approval from the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Temple has made previous claims that it couldn’t restore the East Park Canoe House to suit its needs without jeopardizing its historic character, but preser-

vation experts said restoration is a plausible, even laudable, plan for the building’s future. “The goal of the Historical Commission is not to prevent change, but manage change so that it is appropriate,” Johnathan Farnham, executive director of the Philadelphia Historical Commission, said in an email. “Managing adaptive reuse is the Historical Commission’s primary job.” Temple considered the alternative of using the East Park Canoe House in its proposal to the city in October 2012. In that document, Temple said the building was too small for the use of the rowing teams. The university claimed it needs at least 17,000 square feet to effectively operate its rowing programs, and wants to build a boathouse that would be 23,000 square feet. The East Park Canoe House is a total of 9,000

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TSG is hosting its third annual Owls on the Hill Day in Harrisburg.

JOHN MORITZ Assistant News Editor Students will turn into lobbyists today, March 19, when Temple Student Government, in conjunction with the Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs, treks to Harrisburg to meet with state representatives about the university’s appropriation. Owls on the Hill Day, part of Cherry and White Week hosted by the university, is an attempt to show lawmakers the importance of the institution and its funding to the common-

TU Rome students witness history Students share their experience from inside St. Peter’s Square. JOHN MORITZ Assistant News Editor

The East Park Canoe House was condemned in 2008; the crew teams have utilized tents since. Hopes for a new boathouse are caught in red tape.| ABI REIMOLD TTN

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Despite being illegal, some student groups turn to house parties to make money. NEWS DESK 215-204-7419

wealth by having students share their own experiences. “Students have the most bearing on this, they are the ones most affected by flat funding,” Andrew McGinley, manager for public affairs and policy for the university said, adding “many representatives do not know that they have our students in their districts.” While this is the third year that TSG will be hosting the event, this year it took a new approach toward sending students to the capitol. Through the Owl Advocate Academy, which was set up this spring, students met with Ken Lawrence, senior vice president for government, community and public affairs, McGinley and other professional lobbyists for the university to be trained in how to approach representatives and their staffs.

As the rain soaked the square, the crowd began to gather in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, watching, waiting. Mike Madeja was one of thousands of people who began to gather inside the Vatican on March 13 in anticipation of witnessing first-hand the election of the next pope. Standing in the rain since 4 p.m. local time, Madeja witnessed the crowd grow into an “ecstatic chaos,” the first vote earlier in the afternoon had already ended in a plume of black smoke: no pope. Then, shortly after 7 p.m., smoke again began to pour out

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Rogue taxidermist and Philadelphian Beth Beverly is featured on AMC’s “Immortalized.” NEWS@TEMPLE-NEWS.COM

of the small copper chimney atop the famed Sistine Chapel. In Madeja’s words, a moment of anticipation filled the crowd, all trying to decipher the signal of the gray smoke. And then they cheered. “‘Bianco Bianco, WHITE SMOKE WHITE SMOKE’ was all that could be heard aside from the shouts. Then the bells rang, we all got goosebumps and started yelling too just because we couldn’t believe it,” Madeja said in a message. Madeja, a junior biological anthropology and Italian major, was just one of several Temple Rome students who dotted the crowd outside last week’s Papal Conclave, and who witnessed first-hand the unveiling of the 266th leader of the Catholic world. In separate correspondenc-

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McGinley, who worked closely with TSG and the student representatives, said his office’s goal was to direct students in how to talk to state representatives using a more personalized approach by telling their own stories rather than giving the traditional list of facts about the university. His office also informed students on what kind of relationship the university already has with the representatives they will be meeting. TSG Student Body President David Lopez said that he hopes 100 to 150 students will show up for the event, and that 268 have already registered online. Lopez said that last year, around 70 students showed up out of a registration of 158. To increase turnout, Lopez and TSG reached out to students

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Ads will focus on classroom Redesigned advertisements will shift focus to academics. MARCUS MCCARTHY The Temple News Gone are the intense game day faces of Temple Made. New slogans and an organic social media buzz are changing the appearance and form of Temple’s advertising campaign. New advertising posters consist of short phrases that describe driven students working hard for their education. This represents a shift in focus from athletics toward academics in

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Joey Cranney argues that credentialing is a tool the university can use to control media.


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NEWS IN BRIEF Logistics for Harrisburg trip announced at TSG meeting Temple Student Government Student Body President David Lopez announced the final schedule for Owls on the Hill Day in Harrisburg planned for today, March 19, at Monday’s General Assembly meeting. The group of students is scheduled to depart Main Campus at 9 a.m. today, hear from Senior Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs Ken Lawrence upon arrival in Harrisburg, meet with legislatures for about two hours and return to Main Campus about 4 p.m. Following the Owls on the Hill logistics, Director of Academic Affairs Patricia Boateng announced the creation of an academic affairs round table that will be held March 28, at 4 p.m. in Student Center Room 220. The round table will focus on academic advising, transfer and non-traditional student experiences, the general education program and requirements for undergraduate majors. The academic affairs round table idea stemmed from a meeting Lopez and his fellow officers had with Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Hai-Lung Dai. At next Monday’s meeting, the candidates for the 2013 TSG elections will not only kick off their campaigns, but will also be introduced to the General Assembly. Check temple-news. com for a full recap of yesterday’s TSG meeting. -Laura Detter

School of Medicine named second best in Philadelphia The School of Medicine was ranked the 51st best research medical school in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. Temple’s rank was second of all medical schools in Philadelphia behind the University of Pennsylvania, which ranked fourth. In 2012, Temple received nearly $94 million in National Institutes of Health grants, according to the university. Check back with The Temple News Tuesday, March 26, for a full recap of the School of Medicine’s U.S. News and World Report Ranking. -Sean Carlin

Four students were robbed on the 1800 block of North 18th Street on March 4. Two of the three suspects have since been arrested by Philadelphia Police. One suspect is still currently at large.| BRENDAN MILLS TTN

Robbery prevalent near campus ROBBERIES PAGE 1 If you don’t give us 30 minutes, we know where you live, we’ll come back and kill you.’” Though none of the four roommates were physically hurt, the armed robbery is the latest in a series of high profile incidents during the past few years near Main Campus that illustrate Temple’s safety conundrum. Crime maps indicate that in the last 30 days, at least eight robberies have occurred in or on the border of Temple’s patrol area and at least another eight have been reported in the area just outside it. From September 2011 to September 2012, more than 50 robberies were reported on the Main Campus crime log, according to a review by The Temple News. Deputy Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said robbery is the most prevalent violent crime in the area near Main Campus. “Our biggest issue is with the phones,” Leone said. “A good majority [of robberies] are strong-armed and involve phones.” Junior criminal justice major Thai Do said his phone was taken when he was the victim of a home invasion in late Septem-

ber 2012 at his apartment near 18th Street and Susquehanna Avenue. “I wake up and open my door and I realize that someone’s in my house that I’ve never met before,” Do said. “I get shoved by this guy, and that’s when I realize, ‘Oh no, I’m being robbed.’” Do said he slammed the door shut and grabbed a knife before going to check on his roommates. He found one of his roommates tied up in his room with a phone cable, arms down on his back and a pillow over his head. As students move farther into the neighborhood, CSS has increasingly been challenged by a growing number of students who live outside of its patrol area. The university has invested in adding Philadelphia Police officers west of campus where a high number of students reside. Temple’s western patrol area ends at 16th Street. “We try to keep our campus safe, we try to go outside our campus and we have Philadelphia to try to help us augment some of those areas [off campus],” Leone said. “We had to make adjustments and it does make it more of a challenge,” Leone added.

“But that’s part of the growth “It looks like we reacted [of Temple] and we understand to [the home invasion], but it that that’s why we work with was something that was prePhiladelphia.” planned,” Leone said. Although most students livAside from the physical ing far off of campus take pub- presence of city police, CSS lic transit, Leone said, Temple has relied more on informing created the TUr Door shuttle to students through social media alleviate the amount of students and emails about safety prewalking to nearby apartments cautions. Katie said she hopes late at night. people are more “We found informed in their that a majority neighborhoods of the students because of the living in a four crime. or five block ra“People dius of campus should be more are probably aware of what’s walking home,” going on,” she Katie / senior nursing major Leone said. “We said. “We’re in came up with a rough area, we TUr Door in rechoose to live sponse to that so that students there. I don’t blame Temple, I who are staying at campus late don’t blame Philadelphia, I do at night can just go jump on the feel like this could have hapshuttle and have it go right to pened anywhere. I just want their door.” people to be more aware of Leone said it was “ironic” what’s going on.” that the robbery occurred on Computers, cash, credit 18th Street because a few weeks cards and cell phones were prior to it, CSS met with Phila- taken from the girls’ apartment. delphia Police Deputy Commis- Katie, who said she had never sioner Kevin Bethel, who said felt threatened living off cam20 new officers were being as- pus, said she and her roommates signed to the district and a num- would continue to stay at the ber of bicycle officers would apartment since all four are sebe redirected into the area near niors and will graduate in May. Temple. “We just never felt like any

“We just never

felt like any of this could happen to us.

of this could happen to us,” she said. Since the March 4 home invasion, two of the three suspects – Tyree Johnson, 19, and Malcolm Murray, 18, both of North Philadelphia – have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, robbery, false imprisonment and related offenses. The third suspect, 24-yearold Elijah Washington, is still at large. Police said last week that he may be in the area near the Wilson Park Housing Development, at 25th and Jackson streets in South Philadelphia, or in Southwest Philadelphia, near 52nd and Pentridge streets. CSS is working with Philadelphia to prevent anything approaching the level of what the roommates experienced. “It was a horrific thing that happened and we try to do everything possible to prevent those things from happening,” Leone said. “We just wanted to come out full throttle to keep it from happening again.” Sean Carlin can be reached at sean.carlin@temple.edu or on Twitter @SeanCarlin84. Angelo Fichera and Ali Watkins contributed to this report.

SEPTA pass for students could change New payment technologies are on the way for SEPTA. MARCUS MCCARTHY The Temple News As SEPTA explores options for its redesigned payment system, Temple’s discounted pass for commuters could soon change. Temple has long had a discounted pass available for students commuting via SEPTA. Since SEPTA announced a new payment system across all its regional rails, subways, busses and trolleys to be implemented by 2014, new deals are expected to be individually made by many citywide institutions with SEPTA. New payment technologies were announced by SEPTA in 2011 focusing on installing contact-free ways to pay for transit fare and phasing out tokens, transfers, passes and regional rail tickets. The exact capabilities of these replacing technologies haven’t been specified yet. Since a new deal for Tem-

ple is in its early stages, there The open possibilities are still a multitude of options leaves room for those who the university and SEPTA can were left out of transportation explore. discounts the last time Temple “We really have to wait and made a deal with SEPTA. Consee,” David Glezerman, assis- tinuing studies students and tant vice president of the Office those not seeking a degree but of the Bursar, said. “We see an taking classes at Temple don’t opportunity to improve the pro- receive many of the privileges gram.” traditional stuGlezerdents do. man spoke “Unfortunateof a desire to ly, they’re often make the Owl the afterthought,” Cards work Myriah Lipke, an as a fare payacademic adviment system sor for continuing on SEPTA, studies, said. potentially usThere has ing Diamond never been a disDollars. He count for these warned that David Glezerman / assistant vice students’ traveling this is very president of office of bursar expenses despite tentative since Lipke’s rough esTemple has timate of a quarter not spoken with SEPTA offi- of students who she sees that cials about it yet. use public transit. At this early There is still time for much point of the process, a lot is still to change as the release date viable to consider including a of these technologies is set for public transit discount in some September in all subway, trol- form for these students. leys and buses, and June 2014 “I could definitely imagfor regional rail lines. ine it being a strong incentive,” “We want to meet with Lipke said. “I hope Temple can SEPTA soon,” Glezerman said. make something like this work.”

“We really

have to wait and see. We see an opportunity to improve the program.

Ultimately, the final call lies with SEPTA. Currently, full-time Temple students can apply for a pass that offers a 10 percent discount to the regular fare. This rate comes from a 5 percent SEPTA discount plus an additional 5 percent Temple payment to SEPTA. Some students expressed concern with additional faults in the university pass besides a narrowed available audience. Taylor Parris, a sophomore computer science major, regularly commutes roughly 30 to 40 minutes to Main Campus. “If you lose the monthly [university pass] then there’s no proof you own one,” Parris said. “Some get them by the week to avoid this and just take the extra cost.” Parris also said the lines waiting for tokens at subway stops on campus are very long in the prime commuting hours. The current system gives a discount and offers a bypass to the lines, but are restricted to a certain audience. “If there’s something quicker and more efficient, I’ll take it,” Parris said. Glezerman believes the

first meeting with SEPTA officials will happen within the next six weeks. From there he hopes to nail down the specifics with various university departments and welcomes student input via Temple Student Government. “We’ll be looking at all options,” Glezerman said. “We want what is most student friendly as possible.” Marcus McCarthy can be reached at marcus.mccarthy@temple.edu.

CORRECTIONS 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 Angelo Fichera at editor@temple-news.com or 215.204.6737.


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Assessment of fixing canoe house due by May

be too great to be accepted by the commission, which aims to square feet, according to 2008 preserve a historic building’s records. structure. The alternatives analysis University Architect Marstates that restoring the canoe garet Carney, who has been house for Temple’s use would working with Lawrence on the require “substantial renova- project, denied an interview retions” that would impact the quest for this story. structure’s historic appearance. The university will now Ken Lawrence, senior vice be consumed during the next president for government, com- month with work that isn’t conmunity and public affairs, said sistent with its initial boathouse Temple is still working out the proposal to the city. specifics of what Temple’s it would take to original promake the canoe posal includhouse suitable. ed a plan to The university has build its own pledged to have boathouse in that process comaddition to a pleted by April 30. pledge to do“It’s still to nate $1.5 milbe determined – lion to renothat’s why we need vate the East time,” Lawrence Park Canoe said. “It’s not House. The something you can donation was Ken Lawrence / senior vice just walk around president for government, Temple’s way and see.” community and public affairs of satisfying a If Temple clause in a city were to put an addition on the ordinance passed in April 2011 East Park Canoe House, the that requires entities seeking alteration would likely have to to transfer ownership of public be minimal and would have to parkland to give back an equal be approved by the Historical plot of land to the city. Commission. It’s unclear if the Since Temple does not have changes Temple needs would land to give back, it offered to

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“It’s still to be

determined – that’s why we need time. It’s not something you can just walk around and see.

help renovate the old boathouse, which was owned by the city before it was condemned. But now, the commission wants the university to explore the option of restoring the boathouse for the use of the rowing programs. Temple is trying to acquire a half-acre plot of land to build on the east bank of the Schuylkill south of the Strawberry Mansion Bridge and north of the East Park Canoe House. The men’s crew team and women’s rowing team have been housed in tents for the past five years since the canoe house was condemned. Though the Parks and Recreation Commission’s request is not compatible with Temple’s boathouse vision, Lawrence said Temple is putting the student-athletes first. “We’re looking to work with the city on this,” Lawrence said. “Our goal is to get our teams out of the tents and into a boathouse. We proposed building a new one, and that’s still on the table. The goal is to get them out of the tents as quickly as possible.” Joey Cranney can be reached at joseph.cranney@temple.edu or on Twitter @joey_cranney.

Temple’s crew teams currently utilize tents. Plans for a new boathouse are on hold as the university explores rehabilitating the East Park Canoe House. | ABI REIMOLD TTN

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the rolling campaign, launched months ago.. “They are both intended to drive pride,” Nicole Naumoff, associate vice president of institutional advancement, said. “These posters are intended to give a little inspiration back.” Temple’s massive advertising campaign, Temple Made, consists of commercials, events, banners and posters in various locations of Philadelphia. It started last fall, but hasn’t lost steam. The alumni participation rate is projected to increase by 1.3 percent this fiscal year and a noticeable increase in online giving has also occurred; the rate is measured by how many alumni there are divided by those who contributed donations. The hope of Temple officials is that alumni donations will remain continuous rather than sporadic due to affinity inspired by the Temple Made campaign, Naumoff said.

Temple Made banner geared toward athletics hangs on Barton Hall. | LUIS RODRIGUEZ TTN Acclaim for the campaign has also come from advertising colleagues. Various elements of the Temple Made campaign re-

cently won numerous awards at the Philadelphia ADDY Awards Competition. At the Educational Advertising Awards, Nei-

man, which produced Temple’s advertisements, received first place for both the category of total ad campaign and use of so-

cial media among all competing educational institutions nationwide with a student body larger than 20,000; it also won nine other awards for the campaign. “It’s a significant nod in the right direction,” Jennifer Trautwein, associate vice president of development operations, said. “It’s instilled a greater sense of school pride.” This pride has propelled the campaign into a life of its own on social media. Currently, there are more than 8,000 photos tagged #templemade on Instagram and more than 12,000 tweets with the same hashtag on Twitter. A particularly successful official promotion video has also attracted a lot of online traffic. The video, posted Jan. 11, on YouTube has more than 380,000 views to date. The alumnus who made the music used in the video included a link and has received more than 130 downloads. “This campaign has been

driven by participation from students and the Temple community,” Naumoff said. Recently, Temple bought a significant number of advertising spaces at Suburban Station in Center City. The new focus of these will be to celebrate achievements within the Temple community. One advertisement highlights a feat of the men’s basketball team while another boasts of an academic program’s national ranking, for example. Naumoff sees this as the course of the campaign. “The future is to continue to explore, customize for specific schools [and] colleges for their admission materials,” she said. “It has the potential to be used for a while but I do think the [creativity], etc., will change over time to keep it fresh.” Marcus McCarthy can be reached at marcus.mccarthy@temple.edu.

Travel to secure funds Pontiff introduced in front of students HARRISBURG PAGE 1 at the Ambler Campus, as well as recent alumni. While in the capitol, students will be split into groups of 10 to 15 and will go around the capitol offices meeting representatives and their staffs. The 45 students who go through the Owl Academy act as group leaders for the trip. Under Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed 2013-14 fiscal year budget, Temple will receive flat funding from last year’s $139.9 million from the commonwealth. Lopez said that flat funding for the university is neither good nor bad, noting that in past years, Corbett proposed steep cuts in Temple’s funding. “We are not content with flat funding,” Lopez said. “We need to make sure we are getting at least that, and letting representatives know that Temple always needs funding.” Cherry and White Week already started with “Research Day” yesterday, March 18, during which representatives from the university spoke about topics directly related to university conducted research. Temple Made Day will be held tomor-

row, March 20, and will focus on the university’s arts, athletics and activities. Owls on the Hill Day has grown in size during the past two years, and has become a significant part of Cherry and White Week, Colin Saltry, former TSG student body president and current graduate student at Beasley School of Law, said. Saltry said the first incarnation of the event consisted of only 20 to 30 participants. “We were really going by the seat of our pants the first time around,” Saltry said. Still, Saltry and Lopez said the event grew in just its second year when it became part of Cherry and White Week. Saltry said he looks forward to attending this year along with fellow Temple students. “It will be fun to put the Cherry and White shirt back on and shake some hands and kiss some babies up in Harrisburg,” Saltry said. John Moritz can be reached at john.moritz@temple.edu or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU.

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es, conducted over social media, several students shared with The Temple News their experiences inside St. Peter’s Square as witnesses to what is sure to be one of the iconic moments of 2013. The conclave, which ended in the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to be named Pope Francis, was announced following another unique event in the Catholic Church: the resignation of the former pope, Benedict XVI. “When I first heard that the Pope retired, I immediately knew that this was a historic moment. I knew that it wasn’t common for popes to retire but didn’t realize that it had been 600 years since it happened last,” said Megan Winton, a junior psychology major studying abroad in Rome who also was in the square to see the presentation of the new pope. The conclave began just as students from Temple Rome were returning from their spring break, which meant some had classes. “When news of the white smoke came out, I was actually in class, and our professor kept going,” Courtney Thomas, a junior strategic and organizational

communications, said. “After I got out at 7:50 [p.m.], I jumped on the subway with one of my friends and ran over. It was absolute insanity...we couldn’t even get close, but we could still kind of see the balcony. There were a group of nuns crying next to us, and people were singing and shouting.” As the students told it, the emotions in the crowd only grew after Francis, the first Jesuit and native of the New-World to be elected to the Papacy, was announced. “After he came out, most of the discussion was about who he was...since he’s from Latin America and a Jesuit, there was a lot to talk about,” Thomas said. Terry Rey, a professor of religion at Temple, said the election of Francis reflected a demographic shift in the Catholic community. “The last time I attended mass in Philly, I heard many more people in attendance speaking Spanish than English. If the pope is the face of the Catholic Church... then his face should thus look like all these people and he should sound a great deal like them, too,” Rey said. While people all over the

world made the pilgrimage to Rome in the days prior to the conclave, Temple Rome students and fellow students from American colleges studying abroad, had a unique opportunity to experience history being made. Madeja, who was raised Catholic, but no longer identifies with the religion, shared his experience with several of his Temple classmates, as well as students he met from the University of Dallas, sparking a conversation after he saw a member of their group holding and American flag. “Thinking about how around or over 1 billion people find this to be a huge occasion, if not one of the more important experiences of their lives, heightened the situation. I kept thinking about how I learned about all of the things that happened this week from the conclave to the current moment, and I was kind of just in shock,” Madeja said. Thomas, whose Catholic upbringing and studying of the papacy in AP European History left her with a deep interest in the elections, said she was happy that she was able to share her experience with her religious grandparents back home,

as well as in person with the people of Rome. “I think what I’ll remember most was how wild everyone was about it, both Temple Rome students and people in Rome in general. It almost made me feel closer to being a part of Italian culture, too, since they were just as excited as we were,” Thomas said. Winton, who was raised Lutheran, said she was struck by the importance the event played on the Catholic people. “During the speech there was a moment of silence, it was the most surreal moment because there were tens of thousands of people who are excited and in the moment and to hear silence – it was a moment I will remember for the rest of my life,” Winton said. For the many Temple students who witnessed the event on television back home, a moment of familiarity may have struck when two Temple students, identified as only Mike and Mark, were interviewed on national television by NBC News. John Moritz can be reached at john.moritz@temple.edu or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU.


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he process of getting the men’s crew team and women’s rowing team out of the tents they’ve occupied for the past five years and into a boathouse is getting increasingly more complicated. While the student-athletes hold onto hope of establishing a home base in the future, the most recent obstacle is the city’s worries about preserving the past. The Philadelphia Commission on Parks & Recreation has asked that Temple focus its boathouse goals on renovating the East Park Canoe House, a building listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places that the Owls occupied until it was condemned in 2008. The commission extended the deadline to April 30 for making a recommendation to City Council on Temple’s preferred proposal of building a new boathouse, until the university assesses if renovating the building to accommodate the rowing programs while preserving the building’s historical stature is feasible. The focus of the commission’s latest concern is putting Temple in an unfair situation. After the building was condemned under the city’s ownership, it now wants Temple to fix it instead

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wo weeks ago, the fears that lie in the back of students’ minds about safety near Main Campus were realized by four seniors when three men forced their way into the students’ 18th Street apartment, bound them with duct tape and robbed them. Though vast improvements have been made to the security of Main Campus, this is yet another example of the issues associated with students moving further off campus. In response to the droves of students flocking to apartments and houses west of campus, the university has implored the help of the Philadelphia Police Department, which in return has added more officers to the area. Campus Safety Services has also relied on social media to provide safety tips to students near Main Campus. But as students continually

City officials must end their indecision, which is harming Temple’s rowers. of building a new facility. While Temple’s 20/20 plan supports working within its existing footprint, it doesn’t make sense to try altering a building that won’t be of suitable size for the program. Why is the city all of a sudden concerned so much about the historical significance of a building that was condemned under its watch? Temple originally proposed the construction of an entirely new boathouse on the east side of the Schuylkill River on Kelly Drive, along with a donation of $1.5 million to renovate the canoe house to make up for a city ordinance that requires entities seeking to obtain ownership of public parkland to give back an equal plot to the city. With no public land to give, the monetary compromise was suggested. The Temple News has previously expressed concern about the pigeonholing nature of the ordinance, but while it would set a weak precedent by allowing Temple to bypass the law, it’s the better option to allow Temple to build its new boathouse while also receiving funding to help restore the canoe house for potential use of the public.

Students must be proactive with safety, rather than relying solely on police. push into the neighborhood and pass the Temple Police patrol boundary, they must start to take on the onus of personal safety. The police can only do so much to help students without standing on every corner, so students must take proper precautions to prevent any crime – even the horrific, seemingly random, armed robbery two weeks ago. Thankfully, none of the four roommates were physically harmed, but this incident should stand as a symbol urging all students on Main Campus to reevaluate what they’re doing to stay safe while either living or commuting to Temple. The university has taken a hard stance on improving security – even outside its boundary – but we all need to take responsibility to keep the area near Main Campus safe, even if it just means putting away a cell phone or taking out headphones.

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Redshirt-senior forward Scootie Randall (left) speaks to coach Fran Dunphy on Senior Night on March 10 at the Liacouras Center | HUA ZONG TTN

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Proposed boathouse increases space for growing teams Since the 2009-10 season, the men’s crew and women’s rowing teams have increased in combined size from 68 athletes to 81 athletes. Fittingly, the university’s proposed new boathouse would be approximately 23,000 square feet in area, roughly two and a half times bigger than the condemned East Park Canoe House’s 9,000 square feet. For the related News story, see P. 1.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE

“When I would have to sign my

name in greeting cards as a kid, I used to write ‘Woody’ instead of ‘Joey.’

Joey Cranney / honorable mention

Source: OwlSports.com, Temple University

ANGELO FICHERA TTN


COMMENTARY

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

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Prioritize improvement higher

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BRI BOSAK For Argument’s Sake

Bosak argues that recent crimes put more emphasis on the importance of a Neighborhood Improvement District.

e careful out here,” warned a voice just the other night. I stopped digging through my purse for my keys and turned around. On the sidewalk below me, a woman passed by carrying shopping bags – whether she was a resident or another student, I couldn’t tell. But her words stuck. “Be careful.” It’s not as if it’s the first time I’ve heard it. Actually, it’s quite a common response when I tell people that I live in North Philadelphia. And had this happened two weeks before it actually did, I probably wouldn’t have thought twice about my interaction with the woman. But this time was different. “Be careful,” didn’t just feel like mere words of advice against some unforeseen danger. The woman was literally instructing me. I’m sure of that, since her warning came just two days after three men followed a girl home to her apartment on the 1800 block of North 18th Street – just one block down

from where I live. The armed men forced their way into the apartment where they bound the girl and her three roommates with duct tape while they stole cash, cell phones, computers and credit cards. I think it’s the first time it felt so close to home. Even after watching surveillance footage on the news a few weeks ago of a Temple student getting mugged by three men – only to realize when they played it the second time that it was my own block of the street – I wasn’t shaking in my boots when I passed that spot at 18th and Berks streets on my way home from work each night. I’ll admit this is going to come off incredibly naïve, but it’s the truth – I never feel afraid walking in the neighborhood around Temple. Maybe I feel this way because I live on a block heavily populated by students, so other people are often out too. Or maybe because I feel like cops are always cruising by. Philly police, Temple cops, Temple bike cops, you name it. Or the fact that a block from

my home sits a high school and beyond that Temple’s very well lit athletic fields. Whatever the case, I felt safe. And I’m not saying I don’t feel safe now, but I’m definitely more conscious of taking precaution than I was before. I always had to laugh at the North Philadelphia comparisons to the “Wild, Wild West.” I think Philadelphia City Paper had one of the best headlines in a June 2012 article on the topic: “Cowboy developers are running roughshod over Temple’s neighbors. Is there a sheriff in town?” And really, it still is funny, but maybe I admit I can kind of see the similarities. Illegally dumped construction debris blowing in the wind like dust balls by day, rowdy booze-fueled behavior by night and – of course – armed outlaws. I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want to live in a place that could be that closely compared with the Wild West, even if in jest. Something needs to be done to make the neighborhood a better place to live for both

students and residents. But so far this year, no action has been taken on the bill proposed last January by Council President Darrell Clarke to establish a neighborhood improvement district in the area surrounding Temple. The district, recognized as the North Central Neighborhood Improvement District, would span from Girard Avenue to York Street and west of Broad to 19th Street. Along with regulating the area, it would provide additional cleaning and surveillance services through a tax placed on the university and landlords, mainly affecting those developing and renting to students. All owner-occupied, single-family residents are exempt. And Clarke does have somewhat of a point in at least suggesting a neighborhood improvement district for North Philadelphia, as it’s worked well for the city at large so far. At present, many improvement districts have helped to revitalize neighborhoods from Mount Airy to Callowhill, as well as all across the city.

With revitalization inevitably comes gentrification, in which some ultimately gain and others sadly lose. The friction produced from the change is unique to that neighborhood, but examples are rampant in the neighborhoods that have experienced the benefits of these neighborhood improvement districts. But whether or not you have a special services district in North Philadelphia, gentrification is occurring. And in the same way that I’m more conscious of taking precaution than I was before when walking around the neighborhood, the city should also take extreme care in creating these types of institutions – so that the parties in power are focusing on urban governance and the people affected are guarateed accountability.

Bri Bosak can be reached at bribosak@temple.edu or on Twitter @BriBosak.

With credentials, university retains media control

T JOEY CRANNEY

Cranney discusses how the university has the power to restrict content.

he first result of a YouTube search for “Chris Coyer huge block” is at once both a video of a standout play from the 2012 football season and a case study into the power that sports institutions hold over media organizations that cover them. Coyer, a quarterback for Temple, blindsided a Villanova defender with a booming hit in the season opener on Aug. 31, 2012. The play was captured on video by Ibrahim Jacobs, The Temple News assistant sports editor, who used the footage for a multimedia package The Temple News produced after the game, but also put video of the play on YouTube. At press time, the video had 2,909 views. But according to the media

credential Jacobs was wearing when he took the video, putting the footage online is expressly prohibited. Credentials issued to the media for access to the football team and men’s and women’s basketball teams allow Temple to restrict the way the outlet covers a game. By accepting the credential, journalists agree to terms that claim university ownership of information, limit how the press can use social media during the game and prevent Temple from liability if a member of the media is injured while working. Temple reserves the right to revoke a credential at any time, even without cause. Outlined in a conditions section on the back of the credential, one particularly convoluted segment states that the

university is the owner of all proprietary information in the game and “all materials (in any and all media) related thereto...” Such broad language is dangerous. It makes it impossible to distinguish what the university could claim property of, raising a concern over whether the work done by journalists would be off limits or not. Temple maintains it cannot affect whatever content a writer or photographer publishes, but in extreme cases, the university could require media organizations to pull video from online, or threaten legal action if they fail to do so, Larry Dougherty, senior associate athletic director for communications, said. Multiple reporters whom I spoke to who cover Temple men’s basketball and football

JERRY IANNELLI Twentysomething Handbook

Iannelli argues that students should get out and see more of the world.

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Where is the collegiate spirit of adventure? Why waste your young years cooped indoors spending entire days listening to Kevin Spacey’s fluctuating accent in “House of Cards”? Traveling at our age is integral to growing up and being a balanced, well-rounded human. It breeds confidence. After spending a week last winter break traversing the entire state of Pennsylvania armed with only a few toothbrushes, one change of clothes and two sleeping bags for three people, I have yet to encounter a situation on Main Campus that has sincerely messed with my psyche. I am an emotional rock. Five essays due next week? Not as bad as the prospect of accidentally getting lost in Erie, Pa., with a dead cell phone in the middle of the night. Have to speak in front of a lecture hall filled with 200 students? Wasn’t worse than getting lost in East London and having to hop three different

saying NASCAR blocked it on copyright grounds. Fan tickets have similar conditions to credentials that say that any videos taken at arenas are owned by the proprietor. The corporation cited paying “respect to those injured” as the reason for blocking the video, but it’s obvious NASCAR jumped the gun. Did any fans die in the crash? Were the necessary safety precautions in place? Was NASCAR at fault? The corporation didn’t know and pulled the video before anyone could find out. In Jacobs’ case, putting the video on YouTube violated the condition of the credential that stipulated that any materials gathered while at a game “may

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Big group identity does more harm

Travel drives student growth fter discussing spring break plans with my fellow classmates before taking the week off last week, I’ve come to the conclusion that Temple students don’t get out enough. Each and every one of my professors was eager to discuss where his or her students would be spending the coming break, expecting impassioned responses about weeks spent in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico that all parties involved will agree to forget about after March 16 rolls around and one of their buddies has been kidnapped by a South American drug cartel. Instead of spending the week in Mexican prison like the real college students, the dangerous, dangerous nutcases that surround us all on Main Campus seem incredibly eager to “hang out with their cats,” “watch NetFlix” and “sleep a lot,” three responses that provoked some incredibly sharp pains in my heart.

said they were unaware of the conditions of their credentials and hadn’t even read the back of their pass. It’s obvious that these conditions included on their credentials are nothing more than a fail-safe; a way for an institution to protect itself when potentially harmful information can be published before the public relations office can prepare a response. In a NASCAR race the day before the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23, a 12-car pile up spilled into the stands, injuring a reported 33 fans in one of the worst crashes in recent memory. Video of the events captured by a fan was put on YouTube but was removed almost immediately. Where the video once was, there was a message

BRANDON BAKER

Baker argues that the LGBT community would be best served by dividing efforts into more narrowly focused groups.

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n 11th grade, I decided my middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania high school was morally bankrupt for denying me a Gay-Straight Alliance. So, ever the resilient rebel, I rallied the troops – the few there are to rally in small-town Pennsylvania, anyway – and battled the Waynesboro Area School District’s school board until I got my way. And I did. But looking back, I realize something that eluded my adolescent self: I wasn’t fighting for LGBT rights. I was fighting for gay rights. It’s in the title, after all: Gay-Straight Alliance. I fought under the guise that I knew best for the LGBT community when, in fact, I knew nothing about the other three letters. I knew plenty about being the sassy gay man mocked in gym class for not being “one of the boys,” but little about being a victim of transphobia, a lesbian pigeonholed as a “dike” for lacking feminine

qualities or a bisexual treated like an easily-dismissed, virtually invisible minority who just needs to “pick a side.” I was not wrong to start a GSA, but I was wrong to lead under the pretense that I was an expert in a community I was hardly acquainted with, let alone knowledgeable of. Philadelphia Magazine’s Spring 2013 issue of G Philly (which, full disclosure, I wrote for in a freelance capacity – and happily so) has gotten flak for stripping its target audience of the “LBT,” summoning charges that the magazine is somehow guilty of bullying and disenfranchising audiences it’s catered to in the past. But what’s little discussed, aside from the fact that their blog remains all-inclusive, is that publications everywhere – niche-oriented or otherwise – tend to be gay-centric anyway. Or at least in name. Just take a gander at Philadelphia Gay

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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

“Have you ever taken

a road trip and do you think they’re an important experience to have?

ALISA MILLER TTN

OPINION DESK 215-204-7416

“I have been on several road trips. I think they’re important because they are usually fun.”

“I don’t think I’ve ever taken a road trip but I do think they’re important.”

“I drove from San Francisco to L.A. and I absolutely think it’s important.”

J.P. MCLAUGHLIN

MALAMINE TOGOLA

JULIA HEWITT

SENIOR | ENGLISH

FRESHMAN | FINANCE

SENIOR | COMMUNICATIONS

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Tweets show snapshot of lustful campus

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DANIEL CRAIG

Craig commends the creators of @TempleMakeouts for documenting another side to college life.

lose your eyes for a second. Well, keep reading this, so don’t close your eyes. Never mind, just clear your mind for a moment. Picture yourself in a filthy basement, your vision fuzzy and personal censor removed. Drenched in sweat, a remixed version of some Top 40 hit blasting so loud you can feel your eardrums trying to pop out of your skull. Your friends are texting you frantically to come get Chinese food with them, but you’re a bit preoccupied. There’s no room in your mouth for General Tso’s chicken, because it’s currently housing the tongue of someone you’ve just met. He or she tastes like a combination of flat beer and cigarettes, but that doesn’t stop you from groping and necking like the world is about to end and this is the last person you’ll ever have any intimate interaction with again. Chances are you’ve been in this situation before. And unless you end up in that person’s bed later that night or come to the sudden realization that it’s actually your roommate’s cousin, that interaction is brief.

Eventually the song ends and the party dies down. It’s a staple of the common college experience, and most have enjoyed – or regretted, depending on who you ask – the occasional consequence of party life. Yet, no worries, because this embarrassing display is just a moment lost in time, a brief footnote in the history of your college career to laugh about the next morning. Right? Wrong. So, so wrong. Because the incredible new Twitter account, @TempleMakeouts, is documenting these scenes from the underbelly of Temple’s weekend nights, and you’re only an iPhone photo away from being exposed to almost 2,000 followers for your actions. “If someone doesn’t want to be put on @TempleMakeouts they have to realize we have created a campus-wide socialnetworking game on the weekends,” said one of the six admins for @TempleMakeouts, who all remain anonymous. “People go out targeting to submit pictures of people getting freaky on the dance floor.” That’s right partygoers. Watch out, because @TempleMakeouts is the new social

equalizer. It doesn’t matter who you are, because the camera shows no mercy. @TempleMakeouts gives us the gritty portrayal of a side of Temple that you won’t find in the school brochure; a beautiful canvas filled with brief encounters of lust and substance fueled acts of desire. And I can’t get enough of it. That girl from your class who raises her hand a million times and talks to the professor before and after class? You might see her caught straddling a guy on a couch. That shy boy you’ve never heard say more than two words, let alone talking to a girl? You could find him pictured with his butt pressed against a laundry machine and a black dress grappled in his arms. To be fair, this is not originally a Temple idea. The admins got the idea from a craze that had already been spreading around other campuses. “We actually got the idea from most of the big southern schools [that] had them, like Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, etc., and they would have 5,000 to 10,000 followers, and we thought it was funny going

through tons of pictures of people we didn’t even know,” said one of the admins. “So before someone else made the page for Temple, we dove on the opportunity.” And I commend them for doing so. But surely there are a few party poopers, students terrified to see their face on @TempleMakeouts. “We probably get one-totwo emails a day recommending a picture removal, [but] no one has gotten genuinely upset about it yet,” said the admin. “We even had a picture of an admin submitted, and it is up on our page.” No matter what you think of @TempleMakeouts, you can’t deny its ability to snapshot reality here at Temple. With our college campus being bombarded by a “Temple Made” campaign that seems to suggest at times we’re a group of busy worker bees aiding a war effort, it’s nice to see the flip side of the average owl. Plus, it’s wildly entertaining. Daniel Craig can be reached at daniel.craig@temple.edu.

Old credential conditions need close check CRANNEY PAGE 5 not be exploited by the agency for any purpose other than news or editorial use.” No action was taken, however. The video is still online because footage of a standout play by the football team’s starting quarterback only helps promote Temple. Dougherty, the athletics spokesman, is also the sports information director for the men’s basketball team. Dougherty said he’s responsible for enforcing the conditions of the credential, but doesn’t recall an instance in his 10 years at Temple that would warrant a response. “If we had something extreme as Daytona, we may want to look to pull something to protect our image and our brand,”

Dougherty said. Dougherty said the conditions on the credential are there so the university has control over what is produced at events, but the feasibility of that claim has been challenged by some. Thomas Eveslage, a professor emeritus who taught Journalism & the Law, said the work that journalists produce while covering a game is owned by the repoter. “Journalists who have credentials have a fair-use right to ‘transform’ what they see and hear to a personal or news account without permission of the university,” Eveslage said in an email. The conditions also prohibit media members from

publishing any video, audio or photographs while the game is still live without written consent from the university ahead of time. Not only is this section unreasonable, it’s obviously outdated. Live tweeting from sporting events has become a norm for sports reporters, and photos and video have never been off limits, including for Temple’s own public relations Twitter account. Dougherty said the conditions of the credentials were written by Collegiate Images, LLC, a licensing and rights clearance agency that services public relations directors. He said Temple will work with the agency to revisit the language,

which he estimates is eight-tonine years old. “They told us we should have this somewhere so it’s visible, even if it’s hard to read,” Dougherty said. The credential issue is a more blatant example of the power that the athletic department has to limit media coverage as part of a university that gladly hides behind its staterelated exemption from most of Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law requirements. The Temple athletic communications office refuses to disclose budgetary information as strict policy, regularly denies requests regarding sensitive issues and condemns interviews with student-athletes and coach-

es that weren’t facilitated by the team’s media contact. In the world of sports journalism where contact with subjects is restricted, the problem is compounded in college sports where student-athletes don’t have agents or publicists who sometimes facilitate interviews with professional athletes outside of a team’s public relations office. As universities continue to funnel interviews through communications offices and reserve the right to restrict game coverage, the leverage they hold over media will only continue to mount.

night buses in order to get back to my flat at 3 a.m. There’s a reason the media portrays shut-ins as terrified, closed-minded human beings. Challenge yourself next time you get the luxury of a few days away from class or work. I promise it’ll pay dividends. Or at least teach you how to replace a flat tire on the side of I-76 as cars narrowly swerve around the vulnerable meat sack that is your body. Additionally, leaving your comfort zone forces you to try out new walks of life that your

friends and parents in Philadelphia aren’t going to give you. I didn’t know that I loved destroying my arteries by putting french fries on my steak sandwiches before visiting Pittsburgh. I would’ve never realized how overrated driving is and how much I loved taking public transportation before living in London for a summer. Some other things that I adore but never would have sampled had I spent every day on campus for the past three years: lamb shwarma, British pubs, public parks, long highway drives, calico cats, rental bicycles, mayonnaise on french

fries, small apartments, loose tea, photography and travel blogging. Most of these things are integral parts of my life now. The incredibly small portion of the world that I’ve trailblazed on my own has turned me into a smarter, more openminded human being and I wouldn’t trade any of my experiences, good or bad, for 10 more minutes spent sitting outside of Barton Hall using Temple’s campus-wide WiFi while the sun fails to penetrate Philadelphia’s seemingly-perpetual winter cloud cover. It pains me to see students, with an entirely free week at their disposal,

spend so much time cooped up in their rooms, steadfastly refusing to see the world. Pay your friend for gas and force him to take you to Washington, D.C., for the weekend. Take Megabus to Toronto and couch surf for a few days. Scare your mom and take the next flight available to Costa Rica for cheap. Just get out of here. Please. The moment I realized that traveling on my own had really changed me for the better came about a month ago. After much debate, I realized that I’d lose my mind if I remained in Philadelphia this summer, visiting my best friends at the Fresh

Grocer deli counter and trying my hardest to forget that the air conditioning in my apartment only works one day a week. Without much hesitation, I signed myself up for the School of Media and Communication New York Summer program, which guaranteed that I’d take classes in New York, but made no promises otherwise. I was given no housing arrangements, no internship placement and knew zero people going on the trip with me. And I wasn’t scared at all. Jerry Iannelli can be reached at gerald.iannelli@temple.edu or on Twitter @JerryIannelli.

Divided attentions can only lead to divided results BAKER PAGE 5 News, for example. Is my eyesight so poor that I’m not reading it as “Philadelphia LGBT News”? And correct me if I’m wrong, but the antediluvian newspaper has been published by the same gay white male for as long as anyone can remember. But again, that’s not entirely wrong, per se, that’s just recognizing that the gay community faces different challenges than others thrown into the dreadfully outdated and confusing LGBTQ acronym. Rather than add letters – why in the world are we further confounding with an added “I” and “A”? – we need to press the “backspace” key a few times until there’s only one remaining. And that, folks, is not indicative of alienation – it’s just common sense. With each state that legalizes marriage equality, we tally

and tout it as a victory for the LGBT community. But is it really? I’m not seeing much of a win for the “T” in that acronym. Sure, it does make an honest impact in the transgender community, but it’s hardly the issue at the forefront of my transgender friends’ minds. They care about the cost of gender reassignment surgery, the struggles of being treated by society as mentally ill, no matter how good of a job Felicity Huffman does portraying the trans community, and dealing with those who don’t understand their pronoun preference and, more often than not, attack them for it as if they’re merely being “oversensitive.” What we need is not an LGBT magazine, what we need is a specific magazine for the “L”; a magazine for the “B”; a magazine for the “T”; and, as we now have in Philadelphia, a magazine for the “G.” Let’s not pretend we’re all part of the same culture. We’re

not. And you know what? That’s OK. It’s not that the individual letters of “LBT” have less cultural content to discuss in a magazine than gay men, it’s that it’s all too much to shuffle under an umbrella and have reflected holistically. Compounding with that, there are few leaders advocating for strictly “L,” “B” or “T”-targeted news media. At present moment, it is a gay man’s world. And that, I admit, is an unfortunate reality, but not necessarily one that need – or will – endure. All the same, continuing to trek along as if “we’re all in it together” is a moot point, when the harsher truth is that we’re all fighting for our own individual rights and recognition under an acronym we’re forced into. The LGBT community doesn’t have a journalism problem – it has a PR problem. What these individual communities need now more than

ever is re-organization, a backto-the-drawing-board approach that targets each community in a way that is more reflective of what each letter actually wants and embodies. The LGBT community could benefit from a light-bulb moment that inspires movement leaders to rebrand the message and stop pretending gay rights are synonymous with LGBT rights. After all, ask any straight male from my hometown of Waynesboro, Pa., what the difference is between these two fights, and I guarantee you’ll catch them scratching their heads. That’s a problem. And what, dare I ask, happens when same-sex marriage is universally legal? Are we so sure that gay men and lesbians will still stand so devotedly beside the “B” and “T” as they continue to battle for their rights and fair treatment, even after the former two have begun enjoying full rights as citizens? Call me cynical, but I don’t buy it.

OPINION

“It is appalling to that so many of the leaders that we have elected to serve in furtherance of our liberty would work so hard to take it from us. It is astounding that while they condemn laws that might disenfranchise minorities in one area, they support laws that put minorities…at a disadvantage.”

Paul Brown,

on washingtontimes.com in “Liberals only protect the constitutional rights they agree with”

“That’s the great opportunity before Pope Francis, whose biography and style make him an ideal candidate to point the church toward a new conversation and a better focus for its spiritual energies. To have it dwell less in the bedroom, more in the soup kitchen.”

Frank Bruni,

on nytimes.com in “Beyond the Bedroom”

“The central introspection for the GOP today is whether it will be a party that includes libertarians or a party dominated by them.’”

Brad Todd,

on foxnews.com in “Conservatism cannot survive a libertarian takeover”

Joey Cranney can be reached at joseph.cranney@temple.edu or on Twitter @joey_cranney.

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SOMEONE ELSE’S

The LGBT community would be better served by adding spaces between these letters and serving as ardent and more efficient versions of themselves, because, as things currently stand, transgender leaders are overshadowed by gay celebrity personalities and gay movement leaders – not unlike myself as the skinny-gay white boy forming a GSA – perceived as more socially acceptable for speaking to a closed-minded at-large American audience. (Though I will note the exception of the fabulous Allison Palmer from GLAAD and Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality.) The jig is up: We’re successfully out of the closet. Now let’s step out of the bedroom – the house – and into the real world. The LGBT acronym has done its job. Now, it’s time for it to buy a condo in Boca Raton and fade into the sunset. Fess up, LBT folks: You don’t need

“Bloomberg deserves credit for a daring response to a serious health problem, but it’s telling that he was by all accounts surprised at the reversal. Perhaps it reminded him quite suddenly of the existence of a couple other branches of government.”

Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Board,

on philly.com in “Court wouldn’t swallow Bloomberg’s big gulp”

“Maternal employment continues to pose a threat to our strongly held belief about motherhood – it is natural for mothers, not fathers, to have primary responsibility for raising children. By not challenging this recent cultural invention, we continue to lock young mothers into the same social binds that trapped me, even when I knew better.”

Kathleen McCartney, on cnn.com in “It’s working ‘parents,’ not just mothers”

an all-inclusive Gay-Straight Alliance or lifestyle magazine. You need a place to call your own. What’s in a name? As it turns out, more than you’d think. Brandon Baker can be reached at brandon.baker@temple.edu.


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FILLING UP FUNDS

Despite law, some student organizations hold parties in order to raise money for their efforts. ERIN EDINGER-TUROFF The Temple News

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arties can often quench students’ thirst for weekend festivities, but when used to raise funds for organizations they can test the waters of legality. While throwing house parties is a fail-safe way to make some quick cash, student organizations do so at the risk of jeopardizing the legitimacy of their group in the eyes of student activities, which oversees all registered Temple student organizations. This does not dissuade some groups, however, because parties so effectively generate revenue. Parties cannot be advertised like other fundraising efforts on campus, with flyers and notices posted around Main Campus, but this does not mean that they’re difficult to find. A student organization which recently raised $760

with a fundraiser party said that Facebook is the main facilitator for party advertisements, followed closely by word of mouth. “Facebook is the most obvious way of doing it,” an organization member, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said. “It’s become standard to log on to Facebook [on] Friday or Saturday night and see what’s going on. Then friends bring their friends, too.” Apps like “Erodr,” which uses a smartphone’s location to map out parties that people have announced in the general vicinity, supplement the advertising of Facebook. Since partygoers roam the streets on weekend evenings looking for fun options, parties are bound to see some turnout simply by existing. The student organization that spoke with The Temple News recently held a fundraiser party, calling it “a huge success,” since it beat its financial goal of $500 by

almost $300. It offered a DJ, two kegs of beer, jungle juice and $1 shots, the spokesperson said. “You know, when you think about it, that one thing most college students are willing to pay for is going to parties,” the spokesperson said. “We like to make money in other ways, because they’re more legitimate, but if we need to make money in a short time, then we throw a party.” Christopher Carey, associate director of student activities, said that the primary concern involving “fundragers” is the issue of legality. “It’s actually illegal,” Carey said. “That’s the biggest concern for registered student organizations engaging in activities that violate state laws, and therefore the student code of conduct.” It’s also illegal to charge people to enter a residence with the intent to serve them alcohol without a liquor license, along with the

fact that house parties often cater to university to be distributed to stuunderage drinking – a point Carey dent organizations. Once represennoted. tatives of an organization attend Student activities is not un- three main meetings that cover sympathetic to the fact that groups basic organizational expectations often struggle to at Temple, they come up with the We like to make become eligible to necessary funds to receive allocations put on events, Carey money in other ways, in times of finanbecause they’re more cial need. Groups said. Organizations legitimate, but if we can be ranked are encouraged to be with a “star sysneed to make money tem,” with which creative with their in a short time then participation in fundraising efforts but are not expected general meetings we throw a party to “be like a busiearns them stars ness” in the way that indicate how student organization member much money they they bring in money, he added. If an orgawill receive, Lonization is in need of pez said. funding for an upcoming expense “Our hope is that [allocaor event, there are allocations tions] cover the base,” Lopez said. available through Temple Student “Or cover an opportunity that you Government. can’t raise money for in a very David Lopez, TSG student short time. If you have an amazing body president, said that $123,000 speaker coming, hey, we have alwas provided this year from the locations for that.”

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Competition not focus of dance company Former Outta Kontrol members start a dance company, Dare to Dance. REBECCA ZOLL The Temple News

Danzel Thompson-Stout, Bea Martin and Cristian Barreto watch Neha Sharma breakdance outside the TECH Center. | ABI REIMOLD TTN

For most dance teams or companies, competition is a huge part of the experience. Being considered the best is a great reward and sometimes competition can be healthy, but other times it can be ugly. Dare to Dance, or D2D, is trying to change the game and have competition not be such a big part of what they stand for. In Fall 2012, four students who were previously in Outta Kontrol, a Temple dance team that was discontinued last year, created D2D. Bea Martin, a sophomore neuroscience major, Danzel Thompson-Stout, a sophomore dance major and Neha Sharma, a sophomore psychology major, helped come up with the idea to form a dance company.

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Approximately 20 people auditioned for the new company on Feb. 16 and March 2. “We didn’t choose anybody from the [first auditions], because we need people who can move like us,” Sharma said. “From the second round of auditions, we’re hoping to choose three out of the eight people that came in. We auditioned people based on freestyle, movement and expressionism with their art.” Currently, there are about 16 D2D members and not everyone from Outta Kontrol automatically got a spot in D2D. “A lot of Outta Kontrol members stopped attending [practices], so whoever we kept in contact with and whoever was a part of our process in creating D2D was automatically put in,” Thompson-Stout said. Starting a dance company from scratch is no small endeavor, especially when fulltime students are running it. But one thing the members said they have in common is a love for dance. “We wanted to dance for the love of dance more than just

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dancing to be the best at Temple because it felt like that was what we were surrounded by, so now we just wanna dance and express and be able to create. It’s a space for all of us to love and do what we do and share that within each other,” ThompsonStout said. Sharma added: “We have already performed a lot on campus as D2D. We won our very first competition called ‘For the Love of Dance’ put on by the Haitian Student Organization. Now D2D is spreading its wings to Drexel. We’ll be competing with them in May hopefully.” Although D2D just started as an official company last semester, it already has plans for the future. Sharma, Thompson-Stout and Martin all have plans for the future of D2D. “We’re opening D2D more to the community than to just ourselves. We’re planning on having people from all over the dance community come to teach at D2D. The workshops will be open to the Philadelphia community,” Sharma said.

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Janelle Roedán anchors Update Ahora, the first Spanish-language broadcast on TUTV.| SABA AREGAI TTN

JANELLE ROEDÁN Anchor opens up TUTV broadcast to a non-English-speaking audience. JESSICA SMITH The Temple News Starting in January, TUTV released a Spanish-language segment to accompany its weekday program, Update Now. The 90-second broadcast, Update Ahora, has been receiving positive reviews and has thrust anchorwoman Janelle Roedán into the spotlight. “This has always been my passion,” said Roedán, a junior media studies and production major. “I feel like I’m at home in front of the camera.” Roedán hopes to continue building on the success of Ahora and use the student-run outlet as a launching pad for a future career in broadcast journalism. THE TEMPLE NEWS: What were the deciding factors that brought you to Temple? JANELLE ROEDÁN: As I was finishing my last semester at Bucks County Community College, I began to look for schools that had good broadcasting programs and that were close to a city. My first thought was Miami because there are more opportunities there to excel in Spanish broadcasting. I applied to three universities there and I

got into all of them but at the last minute I decided to apply to Temple. I decided that Temple was my best option because it’s closer to my family whom I am very close to and it was more cost effective for me since I am paying for all of my schooling through student loans. I also heard that Temple is a culturally diverse place which I found attractive. Both my mother and father are from the Dominican Republic and my heritage is Dominican and Lebanese. TTN: How did you get involved with Update Ahora? JR: One day I was sitting in my media theory class and professor [Murali] Balaji mentioned something about TUTV. Right away I thought about doing a segment in Spanish because our school is so diverse and I thought it would be something that many people would appreciate. I immediately went to the studio and professor Peter Jaroff was very enthusiastic about the idea. After a few months of prep work and training we launched Update Ahora in January. I’m always eager to anchor so I wasn’t apprehensive at all. I hope to graduate from Temple and secure an anchoring job. TTN: What’s the most challenging part of working with Update Ahora? JR: My greatest challenge, as with building any new endeavor, has been finding dedicated people who are reliable and comfortable in front of the camera. This does not in any way mean that there is a shortage of talent at Temple. Instead, I attribute it to the youth of the show. As a fellow student, I understand the rigorous demands of a full-time course load, but it is important that we have a passionate team of anchors and production crew who we can depend on. I couldn’t be more pleased with the people we currently have helping with the program. However, we are always looking for more people who are interested in anchoring. TTN: What improvements would you make to the show, if any? JR: I absolutely love working with the producers from Update Now. Both Nick Cotruna and Nicole Bernier have been pivotal to our progress thus far. As of now, I’m very happy with how both of the shows are going. With that said, and given the

large Spanish audience we have on campus, I would like to see Update Ahora become a 30-minute live show on TUTV. I will be attempting to drive this agenda forward in the coming months as the reputation and popularity of Update Ahora continues to improve. If we can make this happen, I have a number of great ideas to get even more students involved in the program. I keep getting emails from students interested in being a part of the program, which has been a priority for me. I would love to see more familiar faces in the studio. The goal of the show has always been to give more students the opportunity to get involved in broadcasting. TTN: How has Update Ahora affected you personally? JR: I honestly did not think that the school would be so excited about it. I was so ambitious and excited to launch the program that I didn’t initially realize how much positive feedback we were getting. To see people appreciate what we have done makes me extremely happy. My life basically consists of classes and studio time, and I love every second of it. People have come up to me asking, “Are you that girl who anchors the Spanish Update Now?” My professors have also congratulated me, which is always a great feeling. It is important to note that while this has been a key step in accomplishing my goals, I still have a long road ahead – both personally and with Update Ahora. My family is very proud of my accomplishments. They have always been supportive of my goals. TTN: In the future, will you pursue bilingual programs or stick to either English or Spanish broadcasts? JR: I would love to incorporate both in my work. It may turn out that there are opportunities with both languages, but since I grew up speaking both Spanish and English I am open to either. I’m putting all of my time into Update Ahora because it is in its infancy and I’m there Monday through Thursdays – either in front of the camera or assisting with the production and editing. But I am open to other creative ideas that can help us reach the Spanish community not only here at Temple, but in the entire city of Philadelphia. We’ll see what I can come up with next. Jessica Smith can be reached at jessicasmith@temple.edu.

Website aims to increase transparency before intimacy Qpid.me hopes to allow people to virtually check the STD status of potential partners and spark conversation. CHEYENNE SHAFFER The Temple News Asking a potential partner if they’re STD-free can be awkward. For Ramin Bastani, it was a literal slap in the face. As a woman he met during a night out swore at him and slammed the door behind her, Bastani thought, “There really has to be a better way.” The idea evolved into Qpid. me, a free website and smartphone app that enables users to share their STD status via text message or email. The idea might seem strange, but the process is basic – once individuals sign up, the site creates a records request for their last STD test that is electronically faxed to their doctors. After the results are returned, the user can send a one-time use link to as many or as few people as they want. The form contains results for gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, hepatitis C antibody, HPV and hepatitis A vaccines, as well as HIV. Once the text or email is sent, a disclaimer is attached, adding that the user may have had sex since being tested and to use protection. “People thought I was crazy at first. Our initial reaction to STD status is that you should keep it private and I think that’s wrong now,” Bastani said. “Before, if you talked to someone about their status and

they said they were clean, you had no way of knowing details. Now, you’ll know when they were tested, what they were tested for and what the results were. This is a modern, flirtatious version of the saying, ‘I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.’” Qpid.me encourages users not only to know their status but to get tested often. “We think of ourselves as a way to help people get laid. A lot of our users want to get tested a lot so their profile is more up to date, which helps them get more action,” Bastani said, adding that he gets tested regularly in order to better understand what users experience. “Regarding STDs, doctors often say ‘no news is good news’ and you wait weeks to hear back. We know getting tested for STDs sucks and we want to make it suck less.” Bastani added that, so far, doctors have been “overwhelmingly compliant” with faxing records, but there have been a few who haven’t responded to requests. In those cases, a warning is sent to the doctor that, according to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, patients have a right to their records. So far, Bastani said no further measures have been necessary after this. “I could see this website as being a double-edged sword,” said Kate Schaeffer, the program

coordinator for alcohol and other once it’s on the Internet, it’s permadrugs, interpersonal violence and nent.” mental health at Temple’s wellness For students who get nervous resource center. “It could open the at the thought of talking to their lines of communication and make partner – or partners – about sex, someone feel more comfortable Schaeffer said the Wellness Retalking about their sexual health.” source Center is a useful avenue. Schaeffer added it could make “We’d like people to get that people think ability to have there is less that conversaof a need to tion, so if somehave a discusone needs help sion about their finding the right health since the words, they can facts are already come in and laid out via text talk to one of or email. our peer health D i e d r e educators and Berry-Guy, the get practice – resource centhe more you do ter’s healthy something, the lifestyles probetter equipped gram coordinayou are at mantor, was also aging it in most critical. Kate Schaeffer / program coordinator at cases,” Schaef“I’m conwellness resource center fer said. cerned about When a perthe individual who uses this and son is prepared to have that discustheir privacy,” Berry-Guy said. sion, Schaeffer emphasized the im“What can be done with the infor- portance of openness. mation once you send it out? Can “You want to be honest, ready the results be altered? I can see to hear all sorts of things and ready someone using this to maybe be for all sorts of reactions, in the same mean to someone, like changing a way you’d build yourself up for person’s results from negative to any kind of difficult conversation,” positive just to be spiteful. We live Schaeffer said. “Talking about sex in an age now with social media, doesn’t always feel good but it where things can end up in places can lead to a greater sense of intiyou’d have never thought of, and macy with your partner, even in a

“Talking about sex

doesn’t always feel good but it can lead to a greater sense of intimacy with your partner even in a one-night partner situation.

one-night partner situation. And we hope that anyone who’s having sex would feel like they need to have their health taken care of and put themselves first.” Qpid.me is also working on ways to ease the anxieties that some may feel when keeping up with their sexual health, by adding testing centers to their database for every city in the country, as well as anonymous reviews for each place. “We’ve already been getting tons of reviews, so we’ll be able to label which places are most LGBT friendly, most teen friendly, most friendly to women and which places ask the least amount of questions,” Bastani said. He estimated that the feature would be available within a few months. Qpid.me is also planning to partner with some online dating websites so users can have a badge on their profile that proves they’ve been tested, as well as have celebrities use Twitter to share their STD status, including three former Miss USA winners. “There is nothing more important and more impactful that I could be doing than Qpid.me,” Bastani said. “We hear stories every week from users, health educators and even parents thanking us for providing this service.” Cheyenne Shaffer can be reached at cheyenne.shaffer@temple.edu.


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Glamour and guts

Rogue taxidermist Beth Beverly’s exhibit is on display through March 30 at Art in the Age. JENELLE JANCI A&E Editor

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hinestones and dead animals are a match made in heaven – at least for rogue taxidermist Beth Beverly. The former Tyler School of Art jewelry student is a choice name in the field, boasting numerous awards, a spot on the AMC show “Immortalized” and an exhibit displayed at Art in the Age at 116 N. Third St. until the end of the month, featuring taxidermies with flamboyant embellishments such as rhinestone eyes. She is known professionally as Diamond Tooth Taxidermy. The Philadelphia resident’s upbringing might not point directly to a career in taxidermy – her mother is strictly anti-fur. Beverly herself was vegetarian for many years growing up, she said. However, the longer she lived on her own, the more she wondered about the sources of her food, she said. “The more I thought about

it, the more appealing it was to just be a part of the ugly truth and see exactly what my food looks like before I eat it,” Beverly said. Beverly began her transition to food enlightenment by buying rabbits whole from the butcher – an activity that benefited her in multiple ways, she said. “I had an art project because I had something to skin, but I also knew exactly where my food was coming from,” Beverly said. Beverly’s affection for animals came out in her work as a jewelry student at Temple. The taxidermist utilized animal elements in her jewelry, including fur, feathers and hair, she said. Just two credits shy of graduating, Beverly decided to leave school and held multiple jobs in the years following. Ten years after leaving Temple, she decided to enroll in the Pocono Institute of Taxidermy. Even after studying the trade, Beverly said people were skeptical of her capabilities to turn out successful taxidermies. Their apprehensions didn’t faze her, though. “When I first got my [taxidermy] license, I went to [a] gun club to promote myself, and the expectations initially of me were so low from these guys

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Taxidermist Beth Beverly works on her projects in a studio space in Philadelphia. Previous to owning the space, she worked out of her house, once skinning a goat in her bathtub. Beverly is now on the AMC show, “Immortalized.” | ABI REIMOLD TTN who had never met anyone that looked like me doing what I do,” Beverly said. “I think that was to my advantage, because they were even more shocked when they saw the quality of my work and saw that I had the physical strength to do it, as well.” If anyone didn’t believe in her before, it’s safe to say they

are biting their tongues now – Beverly is one of four resident taxidermists on the competitive taxidermy show “Immortalized,” airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. on AMC. The show’s producers found her from a 2010 competition in New York called “Carnivorous Nights” for rogue

taxidermists, Beverly said. She won best in show and producers caught on to the publicity following the event. The competitive nature of the show is of a different speed than the commissioned work Beverly does daily. The change in pace is one she embraces, however.

“I want to push myself to make something no one’s ever seen and I didn’t know I could make,” Beverly said. Beverly often adds a fashionista flare to her pieces in the competition. Fashion and taxi-

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Irish heritage celebrated in Philly T-shirt brand aims to Center City at Fadó Pub give credit where deserved ways wanted to do an event during the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, and we’ve done it for the past three years, and it’s gotten bigger every year.” This year, St. Practice Day was held on Saturday, March DAVID ZIEGLER 9, starting at 11 a.m. Inside the The Temple News pub, Six Nations Rugby was broadcasted all day, a feature There’s an Irish belief in that Neff believes makes Fadó “the craic” – meaning fun, enter- stand out as a premier Europetainment and enjoyable conver- an-style pub. sation. During St. Patrick’s Day, “We’re proud that this Irish idea is we’re a legitievident, espemate European cially in Philasports pub,” delphia. Fadó Neff said, “to the Irish Pub goes point where, on even further and a Sunday during provides its pa[Philadelphia] trons with lots Eagles season, of “craic,” as you may come well as conveyin here and socing a traditional cer will be on Casey Neff / general manager instead of footIrish pub experience. ball.” “We defiTo make nitely make sure room for the that we are not a standard Irish coinciding outdoor festival, pub,” said Casey Neff, general Locust Street was closed down manager at Fadó. “We don’t from 15th to 16th streets. Three want to be that American-Irish large tents covered nearly the pub; we want to be as authenti- entire block. There was an outcally Irish as possible.” door bar, as well as a full draft Located at 15th and Lo- trailer with six different beers on cust streets, Fadó celebrates St. tap. One thing that Fadó thinks Patrick’s Day with an outdoor separates itself from other Irish festival the weekend before the bars is its insistence on imported holiday, called St. Practice Day. European beer and local craft It serves as sort of an initiation beers, rather than the traditional event for the week leading up to domestic beers usually found on that time of year when green is tap. And of course, there was everyone’s favorite color. lots of Guinness – literally more “We just thought it made than three tons. sense,” Neff said. “We’ve al“I ordered 45 kegs [of

Fadó Irish Pub hosted two celebrations in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

“We’re proud

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Guinness] for St. Practice and St. Patrick’s Day, and our Guinness comes straight from St. James Gate in Dublin,” which is where Guinness is brewed, Neff said. As the tents started to fill up at St. Practice Day, the Irish band Fair Trade took the stage, performing a variety of covers, and closing out with “American Girl” by Tom Petty. After Fair Trade finished, the tents started overflowing as more people entered what was turning out to be a block party. Even though it was a full week until St. Patrick’s Day, everyone was wearing green. The wildly entertaining group Weird Science closed out St. Practice Day, advertising itself as “The Ultimate ‘80s Experience.” The group’s claim is valid, as it came out dressed in ‘80s garb – tight, fluorescentcolored spandex, glitter and big hair. Sporting the “keytar” – an instrument that’s a mix of a guitar and keyboard – Weird Science covered ‘80s songs, from “Take on Me” to “Livin’ on a Prayer,” all belted out by their lead singer, “Myndi” Lauper. And St. Practice Day was just an introductory festival to the real holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. On Sunday, March 17, Fadó opened with an annual “Pints and Pancakes” breakfast. Patrons paid $10, and received all-you-can-eat pancakes and breakfast, washing it down with a cold beer. Beer was not

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UnderRepped T-shirts are available for purchase on the company’s Kickstarter page. Every Tshirt features a lesser-known historical figure. | ABI REIMOLD TTN

T-shirt project UnderRepped, is helping recognize lesser known greats. PATRICIA MADEJ The Temple News Although Nikola Tesla may not currently be on your radar, Paul Leonard is aiming to make sure Tesla and other unsung heroes of history become staples in your wardrobe.

Leonard, a medical student at Jefferson University, recently funded his project, UnderRepped, through Kickstarter. UnderRepped Clothing, a business aimed at promoting the lesser known greats of the world with men’s and women’s T-shirts, has successfully raised more than $10,000 in 30 days. The idea came to Leonard and his father while walking down the street, looking at all the passerbys wearing shirts with the same familiar faces repeated on each one. He and his father decided it was time for a

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change. “Why is it that in our culture, we don’t celebrate more people that have done good things in our society?” Leonard said. Leonard began raising money by himself to print Tshirts featuring famous scientists, musicians, politicians and more. And though his father supported his project, Leonard took this on for himself with help from his girlfriend, Hannah King.

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Center City pub brings European flair to Philadelphia included in the cover. The proceeds from the breakfast all went to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a nonprrofit organization determined to foster Irish Catholic culture and traditions. After the breakfast, people slowly began making their way into the pub, which doesn’t look very spacious from the outside. After walking in, however, it was clear that Fadó really wants to get that European pub atmosphere across. The walls are all rich mahogany, covering three separate areas that surround the bar, which transition from quieter areas in the back corner for families to the raucous dance floor that’s been set up for the day’s festivities. And while St. Patrick’s Day is notorious for being a sloppy, drink-all-day affair, Fadó does a nice job of keeping it from being chaotic. It was not very hard to get a drink, and there was actually a lot of room to move. It didn’t have that claustrophobic, pinned up against the wall party setting that Temple students are

no doubt accustomed to. Of course, the dance floor was loud and crowded, but elsewhere the music was not so overpowering where you couldn’t have a conversation. Jared Burke, an attendee at the Fadó St. Patrick’s Day celebration, said, “I really enjoy it here. It’s cool to see a mix of drunk Americans in a drunk Irish setting.” Neff seemed satisfied with both St. Practice and St. Patrick’s Day. “We try not to be pretentious, we try not to be too corporate – we’re here to have fun,” Burke said. “At the end of the day, that’s all it’s about.”

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David Ziegler can be reached at david.ziegler@temple.edu.

Fado Pub on 15th and Locust streets hosted two St. Patrick’s Day themed events – one on the actual holiday, and one on March 9, named “St. Practice Day.” Attendees of St. Practice Day enjoyed all you can eat pancakes for $10. The pub ordered 45 kegs of Guinness beer for the celebration, said general manager Casey Heff. | DALEXIS PAGUERO TTN

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Paul Leonard was inspired to make his T-shirt company, Underrepped, after seeing the same faces on clothing while walking with his father through Philadelphia. | ABI REIMOLD TTN With no previous formal business experience, the process was overwhelming in the beginning, Leonard said. “It was moderately expensive, and it was completely out

of pocket. Once you really put your money where your mouth is, it’s a game changer. There’s no guarantee of getting it back,” he said. Initially, he decided on five

people to be put on the shirts: Adolph Rickenbacker, who invented the first electric guitar, Rene Laennec, who invented the stethoscope, Roald Amundsen, who headed the first voyage to

the North Pole and discovered the South Pole, Victoria Woodhull, who was the first woman to run for the presidency of the United States, and Nikola Tesla, who created alternating current. “That was probably the hardest part. In essence, they were going to brand my brand,” he said. When he would come up with an idea, he’d consult a group of friends who would help him decide whether or not to go through with the design. The difficult part was picking people who were under represented but also known to more people than just him, he said. Leonard also said he felt it was important to have a diverse set of people. Picking those in the medical field was easy since that’s what he studies, but he wanted to choose people that others felt needed to be represented as well. So he and his friends did some heavy duty Googling. “It was fun. You’re going through stories and learning history,” he said. After the idea was on paper, it was time for execution. Leonard decided upon a discharge process for printing on the shirts as opposed to plastisol for quality purposes, he said. The discharge absorbs into the shirts and leaves less room for chipping or peeling, whereas plastisol lies on top of the fabric and has more potential to chip or peel. However, finding a company that manufactured shirts this way was almost as difficult as deciding who would go on the shirts themselves to the point where he finally partnered with a screen printing company in Camden, N.J., where each shirt is handmade.

“I wanted a good product. I didn’t want to have a good idea and sell a cheap product,” he said. Printing with discharge allowed for a softer shirt and worked better with darker colors. Though Leonard said he would have loved to design the images on the shirts himself, he instead looked through freelance artists that best represented the idea he was looking for. After the grueling process, Leonard’s idea started to take off on Kickstarter. With intial support from his family and friends, the young entrepreneur started to notice support from not only around the country, but the world, including a donation from an Australian pharmacy student. “It’s very flattering when people from across the world contact you,” he said. “Why not? Why not have people in California wear your stuff?” As an incentive, Leonard promised that after he reached his goal of $10,000 he would add a new face to the line. The most popular shirt continues to be the one of Amundsen, not because of his contributions, but because of his mustache, Leonard said. To promote himself, Leonard began sending out emails left and right, the majority of which, he said, went ignored. There would be days where there would be multiple backers, and days where there would be no backers at all, which Leonard calls a “day-by-day adventure.” “I was confident that if I kept pushing until the end, things would come together. If you give up easily, Kickstarter

isn’t the place for you,” he said. The day before the end of the funding, UnderRepped was at $9,000; still a grand short of its goal. At just an hour before the end, Leonard’s campaign finally reached the goal, hitting $10,010. As promised, a new face, Ada Lovelace, who is often recognized as the first computer programmer, was added to the line. Most of UnderRepped’s supporters have been individuals with one or two stores, but Leonard said he hopes to change this in the future with more sales to shopkeepers. “I think this is more of a brand and could use help from stores and their ability to show the product, but I don’t want to lose the story behind it,” he said. Leonard said he hopes to develop an official website in the future, as well. Nonetheless, he said he is confident the business will continue to grow in the coming months. “It’s encouraging people to expand their horizons for knowing and thinking of what other people have done and expressing their own interests,” he said. To purchase the shirts, visit kickstarter.com/projects/underrepped/underrepped-clothing. Anyone can submit ideas for who UnderRepped should represent next. Patricia Madej can be reached at patricia.madej@temple.edu.

Love City Roller Derby introduces college-friendly outings The Philadelphia Roller Derby Team has a special offer for college students. BRIA TOPPER The Temple News Are you tough enough to battle it out on the track? Philadelphia’s own Love City Roller Derby is hosting College Recruitment Nights at the new Derby Ink Gardens arena, located on the corner of Ninth and Spring Garden streets, giving college students an opportunity to open their eyes to the world of roller derby. The co-ed league founded in October 2012 and is a proud

Class I member of the Modern Athletic Derby Endeavor. It is made up of four individual teams: women’s teams Bettie Rages, Doomsday Dolls and Lipstick Militia, and the men’s team Shove City Roller Derby. College Nights are held bimonthly on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., continuing on March 27 through the rest of spring. Though Derby Ink Gardens is accessible by SEPTA, and there is an onsite parking lot for those driving to the recruitment night, valet parking is also available. Although these nights aren’t exclusively for local college students, the derby organization aims to attract those who are studying in the area.

“We hope to get college Skaters should dress comteams going [through these re- fortably in shorts, high socks cruitment nights]. Maybe uni- and a T-shirt, Morera said. versity versus Bringing university,” said your own skates Melissa Morera, is recommendthe president of ed, but there LCRB. are some loaner The cost of skates availrecruitment night able in limited is $5, allowing sizes for those students to take who don’t have their mind off their own. But, academics with if your size isn’t a one-hour skate available, you session, highwon’t be able to impact derby lesskate. Nichole Mudrick / roller girl sons and a scrimThe highmage preview. energy sport Those participating are required has multiple benefits for stuto bring their college ID and dents, Morera said. proof of age – participants must “Derby allows students to be at least 18 years old to skate. get great exercise, meet a lot of

“I’ve never

regretted my decision, and I can’t imagine what my life would be like without it.

people and take a break from studying,” Morera said. Current team member Nicole Mudrick, better known as “Anita Bodybag” on the track, suggests roller derby for anyone who is considering it. “If you’re thinking about it, take the chance and give it a try,” Mudrick said. “I’ve never regretted my decision, and I can’t imagine what my life would be like without it.” Mudrick became interested in derby after watching a reality TV show called “Rollergirls.” She ended up trying out for Philly’s other derby league, The Philly Roller Girls, but didn’t make the team. This didn’t stop her from trying again, she said, and she made LCRD’s mother league.

“Most other leagues would’ve cut me from their fresh meat programs for not keeping up, but [they] didn’t give up on me,” Mudrick said. “I’m forever grateful to them for that.” An afterparty will be held at Institute Bar, which is located on 12th and Green streets. LCRB’s games are held twice a month. The next two bouts are on March 22 and April 6. Bria Topper can be reached at bria.topper@temple.edu.


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Modern Suits Philadelphia alternative band Modern Suits frequently plays with big name acts and recorded at the same studio as Brand New and Fuel. RACHEL BARRISH The Temple News Trying to figure out how Modern Suits got to its current state would be like putting together a 3,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Someone who knew someone who used to be in a different band put a post on Craigslist and out of the web came Keith Gibbons, Nick Costa, Adam Jessamine, Stu Olson and Mikal Smith. These five guys, who all come from various parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, have been playing music their entire lives. The musicians formed a group that incorporates extremely honest and honing music somewhere along the edges of pop and indie rock. When it comes to recording, the Philly band chooses a different city – the band records at VuDu studios in Port Jefferson, N.Y., where Dear Hunter, Brand New and Fuel have all recorded. The band is no stranger to opening for big-name acts, either – Modern Suits has opened for Terrible Things, The Dangerous Summer and Shane Henderson of the band Valencia. Modern Suits just released its second EP, “Promises,” which is streaming on iTunes and Spotify. The band played at MilkBoy on March 16 with the band Walls. The Temple News: What type of reaction are you looking for out of your live shows? Adam Jessamine: Friday [March 1] was awesome, because people were there we never saw before, and they were singing along. Nick Costa: You know you’re doing something right, and by the second or third song you see people trickling in from the back near the bar area. Stu Olson: I mentioned

getting lights for that show, and the producer told us that our show is what it is, and we didn’t need smoke and mirrors. So that was something cool to hear. TTN: Are you unsigned currently? NC: Yeah, but we’re always on the lookout. Keith Gibbons: I think a lot of labels these days are doing a lot more development with bands. I’m not totally into that. I feel like we already have a sound and have been around so long and made us one unit with a consistent direction. It’s not like we’re playing one song that sounds like Slipknot and another that sounds like Death Cab for Cutie – we just have a good, solid rock sound. TTN: What sort of responses are you getting from the new EP? AJ: It’s all really awesome. We got on the iTunes Top 200 list when it first came out in October. NC: Yeah, we also sent it to Wendy Rollins at 104.5, she listened to it, and she loved it. She said it started great and just blended really well as a whole. KG: I just want people to hear the music and come to the shows. TTN: Keith, your voice really stands out, but the instruments are incorporated really well. Did that come naturally or was there a lot of practice that came with that? AJ: If I’m playing a lead line, [Olsen] will come up with something that complements what I’m playing. SO: I’m a very different guitar player than [Jessamine], but we both understand that we each have a specific role when it comes to guitars. I don’t use any effects, where [Jessamine] does, and [Gibbons] teeters in between the two. KG: I try to keep our songs very straightforward. In general, the musicianship in this band is great.

Modern Suits – comprised of Nick Costa, Mikal Smith, Keith Gibbons, Adam Jessamine and Stu Olson – just released its second EP, “Promises.” The band has played with Terrible Things and The Dangerous Summer. | COURTESY MODERN SUITS AJ: Yeah, like [Costa] is really, really good at drums, playing with him is like a treat. TTN: How’d you guys get the name “Modern Suits”? KG: It’s a song lyric from a Modest Mouse song called “Education.” TTN: Oh, is that Copyright [infrigement]? KG: Shh... AJ: We’re thinking of changing our name to Contemporary Tuxedos. TTN: Do you all have part-time jobs? AJ: Full-time jobs, I’m working at an antique shop. NC Yeah we practice twice

a week and play shows, we make time for it [and] that’s almost like a second part-time job. Right now I teach drum lessons on the side and do professional development at Haverford College, so it pays the bills. We all do jobs we don’t want to do, but we do what we have to in order to keep the band afloat. KG I’m a notary. I notarize things. TTN: What’s your favorite show you’ve been to? SO: Thrice’s Farewell Tour at the Electric Factory. I actually went with [Gibbons]. The best live show I’ve ever been to hands down.

AJ: Definitely Biffy Clyro – they’re on tour with Muse now, but we got to see them in a small room in New York. NC: I would say mine was Foo Fighters at the Wells Fargo Center. I found someone selling pit tickets for $20 each on Facebook, turned out it was someone who worked in the administration office at [University of the Arts]. TTN: What makes your band more traditional, knowing that you don’t use looping or synths or computerized technology? NC: I think that what we sound like on record is what

we can produce live. We have three guitar players for a reason. Each one of them doesn’t play the same thing, but they all gel really well. AJ: It creates like, a beautiful wall of sound. TTN: Are you going to try and release a full album eventually? NC: Well we have three or four songs written already. AJ: We’re super excited about the new stuff, but I can’t wait for the moment when we can finally record those songs. Rachel Barrish can be reached at rachel.barrish@temple.edu.

Pixar films not exclusively for the kids

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’m a 20-year-old college student who sleeps underneath a “Toy Story” poster every night. As a part of a mildly disturbing – but totally justifiable – years-long obsession my bedroom is topped only by Andy’s himself when it comes to “Toy Story” memorabilia. I have multiple “Toy Story” PEZ dispensers, a “Toy Story” coffee mug, a “Toy Story” guitar strap, an adult-sized cowboy hat and too many Sherriff Woody dolls to count. I’ve been Woody for Halloween three times, including last year.

It gets weirder. When I would have to sign my name in greeting cards as a kid, I used to write “Woody” instead of “Joey.” We still have an “I Spy” book that says, “This book is the property of Woody.” Obviously, my childhood adoration for “Toy Story” has extended into my adult years, but the Woody-and-Buzz infatuation has formulated itself in other ways, too. It’s really not so much a Toy Story fixation as it is an admiration for all things Disney Pixar. Now a multi-billion dollar company, Disney Pixar got its start in 1995 with “Toy Story,” the first feature-length computer generated film in history. The start-up was released in my formative years, so naturally I latched on as Pixar continued churning out one animated classic after another. I can rattle off the address on the back of the goggles in “Finding Nemo” as quickly as Dory does in her excitable fish speak. I could pick Boo’s bedroom door from “Monster’s Inc.” out of a lineup and can explain the powers of each family member of “The Incredibles.” When someone mistakenly identifies the rat in “Ratatouille” as being a title character, I’m quick to offer a correction: His name is Remy. By any measure, Disney Pixar has been the most successful American film studio

since it broke through in 1995. Pixar averages nearly $600 million in worldwide gross per film, and “Toy Story 3” is the 10th-highest grossing film of all time. Pixar films have also received an average score of 81 from Metacritic.com, a review aggregate, indicating “universal acclaim” from movie critics of major news publications. In total, Pixar has won 11 Academy Awards, including a “Special Achievement Award” for “Toy Story” director John Lasseter. The Oscars created the “Animated Feature Film” category in 2001 mostly to accommodate the slew of Pixar films that weren’t being honored in other categories. Trying to enumerate such a highly-acclaimed, well-watched and totally consistent series of films might seem impossibly hard, but there’s no doubt that I, as a Pixar junkie and list aficionado, have years of experience to draw from. More so than perhaps any list I can create, the 10 selections I make are all awesome achievements of their own, inspiring in their creativity and staggering by the scope of their influence. A list of the Top 10 Pixar Films isn’t so much a ranking as it is a celebration of a studio that stays dedicated to the art of storytelling and never falters on its appeal to the kid in all of us.

10. CARS

“Cars” gets some of the least amount of love of any Pixar movie, but I’ll defend its commendable message and stellar voice cast. As far as protagonists go, Lightning McQueen leaves something to be desired, but his surrounding characters more than make up for lost ground.

9. THE INCREDIBLES

Of all Pixar movies, “The Incredibles” feels the least Disney, with its familiar tale of a band of superheroes. But no matter where the story comes from, it’s supremely entertaining and masterfully executed. Edna Mode is one of Pixar’s best characters.

8. RATATOUILLE

I’m a sucker for rats, but Brad Bird’s 2007 masterpiece, the story of a rat with a dream to be a chef in Paris, is relatable to anyone with a passion. The scenes of Remy conducting Alfredo’s movements are reminiscent of Disney’s classic animation days.

7. WALL-E

Pixar’s most ambitious film, “Wall-E” dares to depict a future where humans have destroyed the planet and employ robots to clean up the mess and look for signs of life. The willingness of the studio, largely marketed to children, to put itself behind such a film and its ability to pull it off is as good an indication of Pixar’s genius

as any.

6. MONSTER’S INC.

Pete Docter, John Lasseter’s protégé on the first two “Toy Story” installments, got his directorial debut with 2001’s “Monster’s Inc.” In addition to being one of the company’s best stories, “Monster’s Inc.” also had Pixar’s first standout score, ushering in a decade of some of the film industry’s finest movie music.

5. TOY STORY 2

The folks at Pixar appeared to have made their first misstep when they began production on a straight-to-video sequel of “Toy Story,” but the final product was so good that the studio decided to mass release it in theaters. A risky move paid off, as “Toy Story 2” had all of the heart, humor and entertainment value of the original.

4. UP

An old man befriends a boy scout as they journey to South America: only Pixar could pull off a movie with that kind of tagline. But “Up” is actually about an old man’s quest to fulfill his lost love’s lifelong wish. The beginning montage, which wordlessly tells Carl and Ellie’s story, is Pixar’s finest hour.

3. FINDING NEMO

Disney’s mission statement is to make movies with stories that are so universally appealing that they aren’t geared toward a specific age group. With

“Finding Nemo,” a legitimately hilarious, immensely entertaining, family-oriented ocean adventure, Pixar has done its best job yet in sticking to its foundations.

2. TOY STORY 3

Out of all of the movies on the list, “Toy Story 3” is the most perfect. It deals with issues like abandonment, death and love but never loses its heart or sense of innocence. It also manages to create a morethan-satisfying ending to one of the greatest movie series of all time. It’s a true masterpiece.

1. TOY STORY

This was a foregone conclusion. “Toy Story” is my favorite movie of all time and one of the most important films ever made; a technologically advanced master class in storytelling that astonished audiences and created a new genre in filmmaking. Its influence expands to infinity and beyond. Joey Cranney can be reached at joseph.cranney@temple.edu or on Twitter @joey_cranney.


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Former Tyler student featured on AMC show, at Art in the Age dermy are two worlds that Beverly doesn’t see as so far apart. “I’ve always wanted to be able to wear art,” Beverly said. “That way, the world can interact with it.” And, yes – Beverly wears her own pieces. “It’s not like I wear a chicken on my head to go grocery shopping, but anytime I have an event, that’s kind of my calling card – I’ll always be wearing something on my head.” Even for Beverly, the art isn’t all gemstones and glitter. There is an unavoidable messiness that comes with taxidermy, Beverly said. “If you accidentally puncture an animal’s stomach or intestines, it can get really smelly,” Beverly said. “Fish are very, very smelly to deal with. I mean, everything has an a--hole, and you’ve got to work around that. And there’s sometimes when you might just not be in the mood for it.” Even after encountering the less glamorous sides of the craft, Beverly still holds immense respect for the animals she works on and makes a point to try to use as much of the animal as possible. Beverly will eat whatever meat she can,

including rabbits, squirrel and raccoon. What Beverly won’t eat still finds a purpose – she gives the scraps to her cats. “I think waste is the most offensive thing in the world,” Beverly said. Beverly’s avoidance of waste and strict ethical code are mentioned in the description of her exhibit, “Life on the Farm,” currently displayed at Art in the Age. All the animals in her exhibit come from the same farm in upstate New York, where most of her animals come from. Even with only two weeks to decide which of her pieces she would display, Beverly pulled together a cohesive piece to debut at March’s First Friday. The exhibit included a chicken, a baby lamb, a baby goat and some of Beverly’s taxidermy hats, among other items. “I wanted to give people an idea of what a farm really looks like – and not a factory farm,” Beverly said. While her work is not traditional, Beverly is confident in the quirky touch she brings to the art of taxidermy. “In my mind, I already just figured there’s so many people already doing the traditional mounts that I’m just going to

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A selection of hats featuring taxidermied animals is at Beverly’s exhibit, “Life on the Farm.” Beverly has always had an affection for the marriage between taxidermy and fashion, the former Tyler jewelry student said. | JENELLE JANCI TTN do whatever comes to mind and kind of make it silly and more expressive, because there seems to be more of a niche there for me,” she said. Judging by her blog, Beverly certainly doesn’t stray

away from the silly. Around Christmas time, she immortalized a squirrel by adding little devil horns, a rhinestone jingle bell and an ornament in the squirrel’s paw as commission work for a friend who wanted

to have some fun with a lady friend who had a certain disdain for squirrels. “I’ve always approached [taxidermy] with a little bit of a sense of humor,” Beverly said. “I think you have to have kind

of a twisted sense of humor to be so close to death.” Jenelle Janci can be reached at jenelle.janci@temple.edu or on Twitter @jenelley.

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Batman documentary to conjure emotion

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Kirk previews the upcoming Batman documentary, “Legends of the Knight.”

hen I think about watching a documentary, the last topic I expect to encounter is comic books. It seems the sort of subject that is too childish and nerdy for serious social analysis. So upon finding the trailer for the upcoming film “Legends of the Knight” – a Batman documentary – my face resembled a less grotesque version of the Joker’s permanent grin. A fan of both the character Batman and documentaries in general, my hopes for “Legends of the Knight” immediately soared – and subsequently returned to Earth upon discovering in the documentary’s trailer that producer and director Brett Culp was low on funds to complete the production and would need more donations from the public to complete his not-forprofit documentary. When thinking about the quality of a production, not having enough money is never a good sign. I would have hated to see an originally great idea turned into a choppy film full of full-hearted and full-grown men in Batman costumes. However, after watching

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the film’s trailer and locating the documentary’s Kickstarter campaign, my faith in the project was renewed. The trailer was heartwarming, charming and cute – full of interviews with those involved in the production of Batman comics and films and those who’ve taken Bruce Wayne’s story as a personal inspiration to persevere through hard circumstances. W h a t ’s more, the campaign met its $31,850 goal in less than 48 hours and had received more than $14,000 additional donations as of March 18. Comic book fans, as it would seem, are very generous people. Adding the Kickstarter funds to the original $27,000 in donations raised in an Indiegogo campaign in May 2012 should not only allow Culp to finish the film but also bring in specialists to enhance color grad-

ing and audio mixing. Yet, even though a final product is sure to be released, I still question whether the public will react as if they’ve been kissed by Catwoman or gassed by Joker. Convincing people of the positive effects of comics and that we all should embody Batman to make our world a better place will be difficult for Culp thanks to the present norms of documentary platforms. Currently, people tend to look for a problem or change that must be adjusted to, to give meaning and purpose to the information or experiences documented in the film. “Legends of the Night” will have trouble managing this, because there are not dire consequences for avoiding comics or being indifferent to your fellow man. Hopefully the film presents a strong enough posi-

“I would have

hated to see an originally great idea turned into a choppy film full of full-hearted and full-grown men in Batman costumes.

tive case for being involved in comics and the moral behavior they inspire to avoid viewers not already captivated by the bat from thinking, “So what?” For those who already love the comics and the legend of the Batman, “Legends of the Knight” ought to be a slam-dunk. The film will likely provide insights into the development of Batman throughout his long existence that will fascinate “bat buffs” like me. Two interviews in particular, seen in the trailer, should spark the interest of comic fans, as Denny O’Neil and Michael Uslan are featured as experts on Batman. O’Neil – old and bald enough to warrant Alfred comparisons – is a renowned comic book writer and editor who helped shape Batman as he moved into more modern times. His firsthand knowledge of the development of Batman’s legend will be exciting for fans looking to gain behind the strip access. Ulsan, executive producer of every Batman film since 1989, will likely discuss how he strove to produce a modern, realistic Batman that could reconnect with audiences. I’m interested to see his expla-

nations for the awful production of “Batman & Robin” in 1997, and how that may have affected his efforts to produce a more serious series. I expect “Legends of the Knight” to be, above all, a sweet and touching film based on its trailer. The most powerful interview will probably be Kye Sapp, a 5-year-old boy in a bout with Leukemia, who found strength identifying with Batman. His first part of treatment complete, Sapp continues to fight on. With any luck, the power of his story and other stories of those driven by Batman’s folklore to overcome adversity or assist others in doing so will keep viewers less interested in comics captivated and allow them to take the message of the documentary to heart. Matt Kirk can be reached at matthew.kirk@temple.edu.

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getting any of the cornstarch in the eyes. The race will begin at the Please Touch Museum, located at 4231 Avenue of the Republic, and cover ground on South Concourse street, Landsdowne Drive and Belmont Avenue. If you are wary about running but still want a part in the fun, Color Me Rad accepts volunteers to be a part of the Color Bomb Squad. The run has more benefit than to just get a cool new Facebook profile picture, too – a portion of the proceeds from each city’s Color Me Rad race goes to a local charity. Some of the proceeds from Philadelphia’s Color Me Rad will go to Special Olympics Philadelphia, which provides training and opportunity for both children and adults with disabilities to compete.

Registration is open until June 13, but the deadline for regular registration is April 5. After that, prices will increase, if there are still tickets available. Tickets for the Color Me Rad in Bethlehem, Pa., are already sold out. For a peek into what you can expect, those interested can check out the race’s blog at colormerad.com/blog. Photos from former races and profiles of participants are available.

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Queer identity embraced by LGBT community

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Patterson discusses the emergence of the queer identity in Generation Y.

ueer” is a term that has always intrigued me. It has taken on

so many different meanings throughout the years. The word itself means weird or suspicious, and the term started as an insult, a kind of slur, although it’s hard to imagine anyone other than a teenage boy from the 1960s using it in a derogatory way. The word has been re-appropriated by the LGBT community. “We’re here! We’re queer! Get used to it!” is a chant frequently heard at pride and protest events. It’s an umbrella term; a way to say “LGBT” without having to say an awkward mouthful of letters, and it’s a term that includes all of the non-gender binary identities that the LGBT label tends to ignore. In recent years, however, queer has taken on a whole new meaning. It has become an identity in itself. There’s gay, there’s lesbian, there’s bisexual, there’s trans and then there’s queer. It means both everything and something completely different. Sophomore sociology ma-

jor Kenny Wittwer originally came out as gay and identified as such before learning about the queer community. Since then, however, he has identified as queer. “The term gay is pretty restricting and limits it to your sexual identity,” he said. “It also has all of these connotations. People who identify as gay generally only date cis-gendered males, and I’m open to dating anyone who just identifies as male.” Wittwer said he also prefers queer because of the fluidity it allows in terms of gender expression. While Wittwer does not consider himself trans, he said he doesn’t adhere to strict masculine gender stereotypes and feels that queer, as an identity, reflects that. While the term gay can be restricting, queer is anything but. There is no real definition of the word, no lines for where it begins and ends. If you feel queer – that is, if you don’t feel like you fit into any specific box in terms of how you express yourself or whom you’re attracted to, you are more than welcome to identify as queer. There are people who en-

gage in only heterosexual relationships, yet still consider themselves queer because of their dating practices or the way they express themselves. I think this is where the term queer intrigues me. I like fitting into a specific box. I’m a girl and I’m attracted to girls, so I’m a lesbian. It’s a label that is easy to wear and easy to explain. I don’t really feel the need to question myself. It takes an incredible amount of self-awareness to look at all these boxes that society has made for us and say, I’m none of these – I’m something else entirely, and embrace that. Queer is a fairly new phenomenon. The word has evolved from slur to a rally cry for activists to the identity that it is today. “It’s gaining a lot of traction in Generation Y,” Wittwer said. “Since we’re kind of diving into postmodernism in terms of sexual and gender identities, we don’t feel as confined to those labels. I think queer is a nice way to circumvent them in a way and be a lot more fluid.” Without a doubt, our generation has embraced the idea that sexuality is a spectrum.

As people become more tolerant and accepting of gender and sexual identities, it allows more freedom for us to explore and bend the rules and challenge those stereotypes. “We don’t feel the need to label or identify,” Wittwer said. “We just are.” That lack of labels can have a downside as well. Not being able to say, “I am this and it means this,” can lead to invisibility. The LGBT community is still working toward accurate and fair representation in politics and media. If you identify as something that isn’t as tangible as gay or lesbian and isn’t as widely understood by the general public, it is really easy to feel ignored. While queer is frequently used as an all-encompassing term, I can’t help but wonder if it divides us. The LGBT community as a whole is a large and diverse group of people. While we’re all categorized together because we break the heteronormative mold, there are so many subcategories that we put ourselves into as well. Is queer another way that we split ourselves up? Honestly, that doesn’t seem

to be the case. The LGBT community has fully embraced queer as both an identity on its own and as an umbrella term. It is used by many LGBT organizations: popular LGBT news website Queerty, Temple’s Queer Student Union, the Q in the name of this very column. It’s a word that has brought us together. If someone identifies as queer, no matter which of the many subcategories of LGBT they may fall into, you know you have a kindred spirit. J.B. Parkes, a senior math and computer science major, agrees. “It’s a unifying term,” Parkes said, who identifies as both bisexual and queer. “People want to say, ‘I might be gay and you might be trans, but we both support the whole issue together. Even though my issues aren’t your issues.’ We’re a community, and it’s the queer community.” Sara Patterson can be reached at sara.patterson@temple.edu.

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OMARI COLEMAN The Temple News Though professor Niambi Carter didn’t realize it at the time, the program she graduated from in 1999 changed the shape of minority studies in academia: Temple’s African-American studies department. Beginning in Fall 1988, Temple was the first university in the world to offer a doctorate in the subject. This fall, the university will celebrate 25 years since the first doctoral class began. For years, students have enrolled in a department formally made, according to the department website, “to provide an intellectual arena in which students learn to critically examine, analyze, interpret and affect the experiences, traditions, and dynamics of people of African descent and by extension, develop a fuller understanding of humankind.” With class topics that vary from black people in cinema, race and poverty, race and society, and others, the department has grown itself to include a wide array of topics that affect the black community. Dean Teresa Soufas of the College of Liberal Arts, which the African-American studies is part of, has worked throughout the years to continue this growth using yearly faculty searches to expand the department. “Diversity is the backbone of a department such as this,” Soufas said. In a department where, to use Carter’s example, a psychologist, a historian and a political scientist are all neighbors and interact every day, diversity and different perspectives are a valuable commodity. With more than 1,800 students enrolled every year in the department, the diversity of the department is a growing factor in its importance. The department also sponsors annual events, such as African-American History Month, Africana Women’s History Month, the Graduate Student’s Conference and the Undergraduate Research Forum. The department is historically important, but what makes it unique is the students who come to this school from all around the country and world to enroll. Timothy Johnson, a member of the original class of doctoral students, called the program a “totally revolutionary experience.” “I came to it because it was about me,” Johnson said. Every college student thinks about majors and it usually comes down to interest and employment. Carter talked about the idea of African-American studies as a nonpractical discipline. “I think some people consider it a castoff,” Carter said. “It’s not economics or psychology.” But if you ask the students, they see this department as an entryway into a history some feel wasn’t presented to them in

Niambi Carter, a professor in the African-American studies department, graduated from the department in 1999 with her bachelor’s degree. | ABI REIMOLD TTN their youth. “I didn’t get much knowledge in African-American studies in elementary and high school,” Javonna Hines, a freshman African-American studies and film major, said. Kufere Laing, a sophomore AfricanAmerican studies and economics major, said he feels black history – his history – wasn’t reflected in his high school education. Coming to college gave him a chance to learn what he hadn’t before. The majority of these students said they wanted to learn about the history that wasn’t recorded in the history books they used as children. They feel that black history should be taught. “I felt it’s necessary that to function as a black person in America, you have to have some sort of knowledge about your history,” Hines said. “I’m trying to start a revolution. We can’t do that if we don’t educate ourselves on our own history.” “I think this type of education is critical,” Laing said. “You can’t offer true education with different perspectives.” Soufas said she hopes that those students who long for a critical part of history

will be sated when they come to Temple. She added that she sees the purpose of the curriculum is to provide a “deep knowledge of the subject,” along with “sensitivity to social, political, cultural and global issues.” All, she said, so that this sensitivity and knowledge can come together. Soufas said there are no plans on how to celebrate the doctural program’s silver anniversary yet. She encourages faculty to come to her with ideas on celebrations. However, she has offered plans for hopeful collaborations with other departments to raise funds and celebrate properly. “We can make this a college [celebration], not just a departmental one,” Soufas said. “I would love to see Temple embrace this celebration.” Teachers like Carter understand the desire and importance of this subject. “Students do want this information,” Carter said. “It does serve a purpose. It’s a real need.” Omari Coleman can be reached at omari.coleman@temple.edu.


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D2D increases opportunities for dancers D2D PAGE 7 Thompson-Stout agrees. son-Stout said. “And soon enough, hopeSharma added, “We all get fully in the near future, we’ll to collaborate, and sometimes start to have classes weekly after rehearsals we dance and during the semester so peo- laugh together and talk about ple that aren’t part of the ideas. We all share ideas and company can come take a that’s what keeps it as a family, class,” Thompson-Stout said. because we all get to put it toMartin said she is also excit- gether. We’re a close-knit group, ed about potentially having a which accepts anybody, litershowcase at the ally. Anybody end of the semesis welcome in ter. our house, and, “We are when we hold planning an workshops and end-of-the-year auditions, we showcase to tell a strive to provide story, and maybe a family envicollaborate with ronment.” other Temple orThe comganizations like pany makes Babel to have sure that its poetry and dance members help together,” Martin Neha Sharma / D2D founder out anyone who said. seems to be Members said one of the struggling when they teach a most important aspects in D2D workshop or have an audition. is creating a family feel, even “The whole goal is to stay for members who are brand together as one,” Sharma said. new. “Not just in the case of dance, “The family aspect [of but in the case of friendship. dance] is something I person- Being in college together means ally enjoy being a part of. We a lot. We just hope that we can have the chance to share doing stay together without having to what we love together and not bring anyone down, so bringhave one kind of dictatorship as ing someone new into our group in someone teaches all the time would mean accepting them as and everybody does their chore- who they are and fully acceptography and that’s it,” Thomp- ing them.”

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goal is to stay together. Not just in the case of dance, but in the case of friendship.

D2D hopes to accomplish a number of things as a newly formed company, including expanding to Greater Philadelphia and becoming more well-known on Main Campus. “Overall, we hope that we can open dance [to broader horizons]. Temple’s dance department is very limited, and the resources here [at Temple] are very limiting given that a lot of crews on campus feel like they’re in competition with the other dance groups, and we don’t want that competition here,” Sharma said. “That happened with Outta Kontrol last year, and we don’t want that. Nobody is in competition unless we are competing. You’re only a competitor on that stage so, outside of that place, we’re all dancers, and we don’t want to move away from that.” D2D isn’t strictly a hip-hop company, and it incorporates other types of dance as well. “Most of our dancers are dance majors who are able to do technique and hip hop,” Sharma said. “There’s so much we have to offer to the community that it’s more than just dancing. It’s about how dance brought us closer as one, as a community.” Rebecca Zoll can be reached at rebecca.zoll@temple.edu.

Neha Sharma started D2D to create a “family feel” among dancers within the company and on Main Campus. | ABI REIMOLD TTN

Organizations take risks with fundraising efforts FUNDRAISING PAGE 7 Lopez and Carey both said they hope that student organizations think “outside of the box” when generating fundraising strategies. Creative, fun event fundraisers add to a positive campus atmosphere and are “a matter of respect and safety for all the people involved,” Carey said. Campus Safety officers shouldn’t have to deal with the additional pressure of house parties, he added. “There are so many options [for fundraising],” Lopez said. “The problem is we don’t try them all.”

Some student organizations and individuals have found successful alternatives to the typical house party, keeping their fundraisers entertaining and appealing to attending students, while still legal. These fundraisers raked in around the same amount or even more money than the aforementioned houseparty fundraiser. Meredith LaBoon, a junior theater major, took a different approach to “fundragers” with events she held this and last semester to fund her plans to produce the play “Asylum,” by Keith Aisner, as part of the Philly Fringe Festival last fall.

Instead of centering her party on alcohol, LaBoon hosted a number of bands at her friend’s apartment. The charge at the door of her party covered the music performed for her guests. “[Partying] is a college staple,” LaBoon said. “So I thought, ‘How can I take that idea and make it relevant and legal, and something that would work?’” Bands at her fundraiser party included Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five, a jazz group of Boyer students; Salsa Shark from Saint Joe’s University; The Hungry Ghosts, a hip-

hop/rap group; and The Apple Days, a folk band. “We really had something for everyone,” LaBoon said. “We had a huge turnout, and it was great.” Her event made a net profit of $650. Much like LaBoon catered to the music interests of her college peers, other student organizations such as Temple’s chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma offer fundraisers that appeal to other desires than alcohol-based partying. On March 7, the sorority held its Grilled Cheese Fundraiser, which benefits a charity

every semester. This semester’s Grilled Cheese Fundraiser benefitted FAIR Girls, an organization that “promotes the empowerment of girls,” said Des Cavalancia, a sophomore jewelry/metals major and Phi Sigma Sigma’s fundraising chair. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., the sorority sold grilled cheese for a dollar to students out and about. Last semester, the same fundraiser made $900 to benefit Ruby’s Kids. Most of the food products needed for the fundraiser are donated from local businesses such as Richie’s on Main Campus or parents of the sisters who work in the food

industry. With alternatives to the standard house party being used by some students and their organizations, non-traditional events can offer something more meaningful than a cheap drink. Creative inspiration comes in handy when planning successful fundraisers without using alcohol as the motivator. “It’s a shift in the mentality,” Carey said. Erin Edinger-Turoff can be reached at erin.edinger-turoff@temple.edu.

GIMME SOME OF YOUR TOTS, TOT TRUCK

Despite unfavorable weather The Tot Truck opened on March 16. The truck plans to open again for a larger opening in coming weeks. | COURTESY ELIZA YOUNG

On Sept. 10, 2011, a Twitter account named “The Tot Cart” tweeted, “A food cart. With tater tots. Just tots. Is coming. Soon. To a street corner near you. Philadelphia here we come.” Less than two years later, the vision has come to fruition, as The Tot Cart had its grand opening in front of Speakman Hall on Saturday, March 16. The truck was scheduled to be open from 3 p.m. to midnight, but closed early at 8 p.m. due to weather conditions. Still, Julie Crist, the woman behind The Tot Truck, said she sold approximately 150 orders of tots. “It went really well, despite the weather and students being on spring break,” Crist said. “It was a really good soft opening.” The Tot Truck, as you might expect, serves only tots. In addition to the standard high-school cafeteria side dish, Crist’s menu offers specialty flavors, including buffalo, garlic parmesan and Indian-spiced tots. Her “drunk cheese tots,”

are covered in cheese whiz, what she calls her “special cheese recipe.” Original tots cost $3 and those with toppings are $4. Crist is a 2002 alumna of the School of Media and Communication and is employed full time by Fox School of Business as the Associate Director for the MBA program. She said she got the idea for The Tot Truck from her own experience in graduate school. “I went to Drexel for grad school and there was a taco truck that was open from 11 p.m. to 7 in the morning and it would have students lined up in front of it,” Crist said. “I started getting the idea of doing something similar but didn’t know what to do, so I started messing with tater tot recipes.” The truck will be open only on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crist said she might take the next couple of weekends off as she waits for the weather to clear up before doing another “full blown” opening on the first weekend of

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April. Crist said the process she had to go through to get her own food truck on campus took about two years. She had to buy a truck, get approved by the Department of Health, take a food safety class and acquire a permit from the Department of Licenses for a “non-permanent vending location,” in addition to a vending license. “It’s a lot of paperwork,” Crist said. Why do all of that work for tater tots? Crist said she wanted to appeal to the schoolboy and schoolgirl in everyone. “Why not tater tots?” she said. “Any type of person likes tater tots, anyone from a 4-year-old kid, to a college student, to adults. People have a nostalgic thing about tater tots. They were served them in the cafeteria in elementary school. I think they’re one of those things. People of all types like them.” -Joey Cranney

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Pop culture acts as gateway to feminism

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Julie Zeglen lists a cheat-sheet for those looking to brush up on their femaleempowered media.

s a media studies major and a feminist, the representation of women in media is one of my favorite subjects. My first brush with the aforementioned came at age 15 when I took a three-week summer course called “The Critical Essay: Popular Culture” at Franklin & Marshall College. Much of the class was focused on feminist theory and criticizing the overt use of phallic symbols in advertising. Upon my return from the program, I canceled my subscription to Seventeen magazine and signed up for Newsweek, disgusted by the shallow topics discussed in the former and determined to become a positive, educated force in the world of media. I’ve also been lucky enough to attend both an allgirls high school, where those in power couldn’t be anyone but women, and Temple, where diversity is a given and I’m able to major in media studies. These experiences have enabled me to seek out some pretty awesome examples of powerful women in the media; here are some of my favorites.

GIRLS

Hate it, love it – you know

you’ve been talking about it. Lena Dunham has gotten a lot of flak for her portrayal of female adulthood, mainly because most of her characters are white and upper-middle-class, which I can’t deny is a narrow demographic. But I’ve also heard people express distaste because of how irritating they find their characters’ personalities. This, for me, is the best part of the show. There’s Hannah, the protagonist, whose rampant self-deprecation and anxiety result in consistently awkward encounters and destructive relationships. There’s Marnie, Hannah’s best friend, who can’t help but stalk her ex-boyfriend due to a double whammy of narcissism and insecurity. Shoshanna, the baby of the group, tries to get back at a guy who won’t take her seriously by sending him emojis of a panda bear and gun. And Jessa is – well, she’s Jessa. Even the boys of “Girls” have been getting their share of character development lately: Shoshanna’s boyfriend Ray is 33 and a self-proclaimed directionless loser, and Hannah’s twisted ex-boyfriend Adam is strangely charming in his inability to bathe regularly. Regardless of their likeability, the personas are realistic.

Women – people – are flawed. My favorite part of modern day feminism is its allowance of an honest portrayal of womanhood, and “Girls” captures that like no other show does.

AMANDA PALMER

Also known as Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra, who is also known as the frontwoman of punk/cabaret band The Dresden Dolls, and also known as Amanda F---ing Palmer – this woman is a boss. Her tattooed eyebrows and unshaved armpits may scare away the tamer of the feminist breed, but her DIY ethos and badass mentality are something that any millennial can support. Palmer has been circling the Web lately with her TED Talk entitled “The Art of Asking.” In the talk she outlines her method of funding creative projects: ask for help, and offer something in return. In this case, she asked for donations and offered a free album. With the help of Kickstarter and about 25,000 fans, she successfully raised enough money to fund a record independently of a label, thus giving the recording industry a giant, $1.2 million middle finger. Talk about power.

ROOKIE MAG

I want to be Tavi Gevinson.

If there’s any 16-year-old that can make me feel badly about my accomplishments, it’s this one. By age 13 she was an internationally recognized fashion blogger; at 15 she created her own online magazine; at 16 she gave a TED Talk about said magazine that has more than 350,000 views on YouTube. Um, and she’s been on The Colbert Report. Rookie Mag serves as a forum for teen girls to read and share stories of fashion, body image, pop culture, relationships and everything else that they have to deal with. Ideas are communicated via articles, personal accounts, photographs, videos and playlists. Celebrities like Zooey Deschanel and “Community” actress Gillian Jacobs often stop by to do guest pieces. The main reason I like Rookie Mag, despite no longer being a teenage girl, is that there is nothing on the site that tells you what a teen girl “should” be. Writers speak from the perspective not of experts, but as people who have experienced some things yet are ultimately, as Gevinson says in her TED Talk, still trying to figure out how to navigate the world. And that’s something I can get be-

hind.

MISS REPRESENTATION

Looking for a new role model? This documentary’s creator is Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a former actress who saw the current media landscape as a damaging backdrop for her newborn daughter to grow up in. That, and the lack of strong female film roles available to her, inspired her to investigate the social and political implications of gender in the media. “Miss Representation” can be criticized for its occasional overreaching condemnations. But unlike “Girls,” it also does a good job of getting opinions from women of a variety of ethnicities, creeds and professions. Comedian Margaret Cho, anchor Katie Couric and secondwave activist Gloria Steinem are just a few of the influential women interviewed, and they all have something insightful to say about the state of women in the media. This eye-opening film is a must-see for all media consumers, aka the entire American population. Julie Zeglen can be reached at julie.zeglen@temple.edu.

Competition among women deeply rooted

I BRIANNA WARNE

Warne reflects on experiences where she’s felt the need to compete with women in her community.

t’s happening again. You showed up to crash my party. I was actually having fun. When I walked in, all eyes were on me until you decided to try and steal my thunder. You probably thought you were going to stroll in here, ask for a cup, and dance with that cute guy I had my eye on. Well too late, sweetheart, I beat you to it. These are my friends and no one knows who you are and what you’re about. Maybe if we were friends, we could totally band together and rock this party. But we’re not, so take a step back and earn your spot, miss. Wait, you’re walking near me now. Somehow, in this crowded room, you shuffled your way toward my direction and — oops, now you caught me staring at you. Crap, it’s the inevitable, everyone now sees us together. Do they think we know each other? Do they think we’re friends? Your outfit is OK, I guess. Now you’ll probably try to out dance me, too? Oh, did you really think you were the only exotic one here? Ugh, this is why you can’t come to my parties. This is my life. Yet, situations like this always happen.

We’re the only black women in this place. Back in suburbia, I could get away with being “token” in many social situations. In many classes, I stood out by either being the only black person or girl in the room. At birthday parties, it was the same thing. I never felt bad about myself, because my friends were cool and they liked me. Only recently has my inner circle become diversified, but usually it’s just me and a few other black girls. I only really feel the presence of another black woman because of her gender. If it were a black man who walked into the room, I may act more welcoming, because he’s a guy – bonus points if I find him attractive. A man won’t feel like a threat to me, but a woman will because we are women. I’ve heard this argument from my other girlfriends who feel the same. So why do I inherently criticize this other person? Why can’t we be friends? Like I said, I’m skeptical, because she’s a woman. I can easily notice her because of her skin. I don’t know what she thinks of me, or if she’s thinking of me, but I know that she has me feeling defensive. I don’t know if she’s actually better

than me, but even if she’s found the cure for cancer, I internally loathe her just because she’s around. We face so many similar battles in life: racial discrimination, pressures to be beautiful, the fear of sexual assault and more. Deep down, a black woman I see for the first time might be a goofball like me, and I could use a friend like that. Yet, in many moments like these at the gym or in class, I feel like I’m against her. Instead of being a kind face in an intimidating situation, I’m comparing myself to her. It’s similar to that scene in “Not Another Teen Movie” when Malik tells a nameless black guy at a party that there is only supposed to be one black guy there, so the other should leave. It was a hilarious fivesecond scene, but those five seconds accurately showcased the racial quota issue in contemporary popular media. When a horror film has one black character, we expect him, or her, to

die first. If there is a commercial for yogurt featuring a group of women, the one black woman is there with natural hair and a hint of attitude. Model Chanel Iman was once told to leave a casting call because the director already found one black girl to be in the pictures, and that was enough. The one ethnic character is special to the scene they are in. They show enough diversity without being overbearing. With any quota, you can’t go beyond the allotted number. Brianna Warne Too much diversity, after all, is blasphemous in media. Therefore, there can be too much diversity at a house party. I’m supposed to wonder if we’ve reached the maximum amount of black women at one time. Women are constantly in competition with one another. If you open a magazine, there is either a “who wore it best” campaign or an entire spread dedicated to “the most beauti-

“Back in

surburbia I could get away with being ‘token’ in many social situations.

ful woman alive.” I am surrounded by women who either look better than me or are more successful than I am. Instead of feeling a sense of pride for my gender and the great things we accomplish, I am conditioned to be envious. I am programmed to be skeptical. Is her beauty real? How did she get her CEO position? Why does she need to be around me? I feel bad enough. Many times, I have been in the situation where I become one of two black women at a party. I have felt the emotions that come with not feeling as special, because someone who looks like me is in the room. I wonder if the attention is now on her, because she is also different from the majority. In this situation, I never confront her. I let her do her thing, and I continue with my night. I separate myself from her and get lost in the crowd again. I think we are encouraged to assimilate into the masses instead of come together and be supportive of one another. It goes beyond a party and into our daily lives and what we see and interpret. Brianna Warne can be reached at brianna.warne@temple.edu.

#TUBIGCHAIRS While this year’s Groudhog’s Day promised an early spring, the real sign on Main Campus that warmer weather is on its way soon is the return of the Adirondack chairs. Students making their way back to Main Campus from spring break yesterday were greeted with two oversized chairs that replicated the ones found throughout areas on campus – one cherry colored, one white colored with #TUbigchairs printed on the chairs. “Sometimes you have to see things through the eyes of people that are students,” said James Creedon, the senior vice president for construction, facilities and operations. Creedon got the idea after his son texted him a photo of a pool and hot tub retailer that had a giant Adirondack chair in a display. Since Creedon’s son, who isn’t a Temple student, knew Adirondack chairs were laid out throughout Main Campus he suggested that Creedon

should commission the chairs and include a hashtag to make them more interactive. “I sent the picture down to our facilities management [team, which] runs our carpentry shop, and the guys down there loved it,” Creedon said. “Next thing I know we’re up and rolling.” The large chairs were installed on Saturday, March 16, before classes resumed and that same day people began using the hashtag. Employees of the admissions office took the first picture that appeared under #TUbigchairs. “We were at [the men’s basketball game] on Friday night, and [my son] told me, ‘Oh, it started!’ and he showed me stuff that was coming in over Twitter,” Creedon said. The hashtag has also yielded results on Instagram, and there is even one video posted to Vine including the hashtag. “Temple’s student body

[and faculty] has shown time and time again that it’s very engaged in social media and very vibrant,” said Hillel Hoffmann, director of university communications. Hoffmann said the first tweet with the hashtag was from the Temple Twitter account, @TempleUniv, on March 13, which teased to the return of the chairs. One criticism the chairs have incited on Twitter is that the university could have spent money on more productive things. One tweet from @ Its_DevinBurke said, “#TUbigchairs screams poor money management.” Creedon said the total cost of both chairs was $400. The chairs were designed to seat four people, but more than that can be supported by the structures. The chairs are seven feet high and weigh between 250 to 300 pounds, Creedon said. -Luis Fernando Rodriguez

Students returned to Main Campus and found two seven-foot tall Adirondack chairs greeting them by the Bell Tower. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN


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For Macaulay, uphill climb ends JAKE ADAMS Double Dribble

Despite doubts, Macaulay finishes career in the program record books.

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ometimes you don’t know the full story. To me, senior center Victoria Macaulay was a 6 foot, 4 inch naturally gifted athlete with the body, shooting touch, finesse and athleticism not many centers have. I even pegged her as an Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year candidate early this season. But for all of her natural qualities, I always thought she

should take over a game far more often than she did the past three seasons. I was critical more often than not. But then coach Tonya Cardoza told this story. “I just remember watching her in AAU and other coaches, not laughing at her, but like, ‘How is she going to help?’” Cardoza said. “I was just like, ‘Just give it till her junior year and I promise you she’s going to be different.’” Macaulay played pickup ball with the team on her recruiting trip to Temple. Let’s just say former forward Jasmine Stone wasn’t impressed. “Jasmine came back in the office after that game and said, ‘Coach, what the heck are you doing, she’s horrible,’” Cardoza said. “And I was like, ‘Jasmine, she’s probably nervous.’ And she was like, ‘No coach, she stinks, she’s horrible.’” Cardoza said Macaulay had trouble simply catching a pass when she got to Temple despite averaging 20 points per game as

a senior at Curtis High School in Staten Island, N.Y. But Macaulay’s story has defied the odds. In her freshman year at Temple she played 26 games, starting three and averaged three points and 2.7 rebounds. A year later she made 24 starts in 33 games, scoring 4.6 points while snagging 4.5 boards. Last season she started 22 of 30 games played, averaging 9.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. But something clicked during the A-10 season, with Macaulay becoming a mainstay in the paint with 11.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game over the final 20 games. Then this year she put it all together. Mostly. Macaulay averaged 14.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, and shot 68.2 percent on free throws, proving clutch from the line in late-game situations. She also recorded 12 doubledoubles in 32 games despite being the target of every defense.

“To see someone start where they barely played their freshman year, could barely catch the basketball, to the point where you’re getting doubleand-triple teamed,” Cardoza said. “That’s a sign of respect for the job that you’ve done.” But Macaulay’s welldocumented benching midway through the season proved she still had a lot of growing to do. “I feel like I could have done a lot better in a couple of games when my team needed me,” Macaulay said. Cardoza said the biggest obstacle left for Macaulay to work on is between the ears, as it was all season. “Some of it is because she doesn’t want to really accept the things that she’s not doing well and try to correct those little things that could change her from maybe getting invited to a camp to being drafted [in the WNBA],” Cardoza said. Yes, Cardoza believes Macaulay could play in the pros, but that’s a topic to follow in the

coming months. Macaulay also didn’t win a conference title, but neither did greats like Marilyn Stephens, Shey Peddy and Kristen McCarthy. This season alone proved how committing to the sport can make all the difference. Macaulay walked off the court in Hagan Arena on March 10 in the Top 25 in program history in points (972) and points in a season (452). Her 300 rebounds this season ranks seventh all-time while her 740 career boards is ninth in team history. Blocking became her forte, swatting away 91 shots this season, fourth in Temple history. She was seven short of the record. Macaulay is fourth in career blocks, with 211. “Where in the past she would always be in foul trouble for trying to block shots, now she picks and chooses which ones to go after,” Cardoza said. Not bad for someone scouts thought wouldn’t be able

to contribute at the Division I level. Macaulay cemented her legacy as one of the best to don the Cherry and White, and one of the best success stories in recent memory. “Just being mentally tough,” Macaulay said of what she thinks her legacy is. “Just loving the sport and being committed to the sport. Learning what family really means and learning how to be a leader and a great teammate. I learned a lot from this program and I’ll continue to let it advance my game in the future.” “Just her growth has probably been her biggest thing that I will remember, watching her start from the bottom and working herself up to the top,” Cardoza said. Sometimes you don’t know the full story. Jake Adams can be reached at jacob.adams@temple.edu or on Twitter @jakeadams520.

Indoor season prompts change to be more patient to win the point. A player who can adapt, it’s going to be easier for him. A player that can make better shots will adapt better.” Factors that cannot be conEVAN CROSS trolled outside, such as wind The Temple News and humidity, affect the speed For the first time in of shots. Indoor facilities, such TENNIS the spring season, the Student as Legacy, don’t have to worry Pavilion will be used to host a about those conditions. “It’s a lot more difficult to tennis match, as the men’s team hit winning shots [outside],” takes on Delaware on Friday, Mauro said. “The ball travels March 22, at 2 p.m. slower through the wind and Until now, home matches the elements. The big hard shots have been played indoors at that you hit are going to come Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center in Manayunk. back to you that would normally Matches in the early part of the be a winner.” Senior guard Khalif Wyatt celebrates after being notified of Temple’s No. 9 seed in the NCAA tournament. | HUA ZONG TTN Both Okajima and Paulus season need to be played indoors due to the weather, and there are said they will have to hit more shots with spin than they would no on-campus indoor courts. “I really hate the cold indoors. “I will be weather and I TOURNEY PAGE 20 hitting much love the warm more with spin, A Boston University transfer, he know that a loss means an end have had trouble dealing with O’Brien said. “[Massachusetts] weather,” freshbecause the made it clear from the begin- to college basketball. opposing teams’ big men in the was a setback that we are goman Minami Okwind is crazy,” “I don’t want to think about past. ning of the season that he came ing to try and avoid, but there’s ajima said. “I’m Okajima said. “I it right now, but all these games “Leslie is a spectacular to Temple to reach the NCAA nothing we can do now except really excited.” will focus more could be my last games,” Wyatt player and we will have our tournament for the first, and last, build on it.” The womon consistensaid. “There could be no tomorhands full,” Dunphy said. time in his collegiate career. With five players on the en’s team (5-8, cy, rather than row, so we are trying to make it Despite the loss to Massa“That’s why I came here, to team playing for the last time 2-3 Atlantic 10 risking all the as memorable as possible.” chusetts, Temple seems to have make the NCAA Tournament,” in their collegiate basketball caConference) has shots.” Temple trails the Wolfpack come together since its loss at O’Brien said. “It was a great reers, Temple will look to make five straight away “You have 6-1 in the all-time matchup behome to Duquesne on Feb. 14. feeling to get our name called a run on basketball’s biggest matches, and Steve Mauro / coach to play more but that’s not the ultimate goal. tween the two schools, yet the The Owls won seven straight af- stage. then closes out spin,” Paulus We still have our work cut out teams haven’t met in more than ter the once seemingly season“If we come to play and the season with said. “The balls come faster 10 years. The biggest task that ending home loss to the Dukes. for us and I think everyone is rewe execute everything will just four outdoor Pavilion matches down on the court.” NC State presents is containing The stretch included a win ally anticipating this game.” take care of itself,” Randall said. before the women’s A-10 chamThe difference will be more junior C.J. Leslie. against No. 21 Virginia ComAside from O’Brien, Wy“We have a great team here and pionships in Charlottesville, Va., pronounced in singles than it The 6-foot-9-inch forward monwealth University as well att and senior forwards Rahlir I think that will carry us a long from April 18 to 21. The men’s will be in doubles, Mauro and Hollis-Jefferson and Scootie weighs in at 200 pounds and as NCAA tournament bound La way.” team (2-9, 1-3 A-10) has eight Randall, along with graduate leads the Wolfpack with 14.9 Salle. The Owls average margin matches left before the men’s players said. “It affects singles more than Ibrahim Jacobs can be reached guard T.J. DiLeo will all be points per game. While O’Brien of victory over the stretch was A-10 Championships in Mason, at ibrahim.jacobs@temple.edu it affects doubles,” Mauro said. 9.6 points. making their final appearance and Lee, both 6 foot, 9 inch, Ohio, from April 25 to 28. Sevor on Twitter @ibrahimjacobs. “Doubles points are still pretty “Right now we are rein the NCAA tournament. With outweigh Leslie by 20 and 30 en of those are home matches at quick. I see a difference more in each game the Owls play, they pounds, respectively, the Owls ally playing good basketball,” the Pavilion. “Our team is actually suited the singles play.” “In doubles the difference pretty well to play outside, beis not that huge,” Paulus said. cause we’re actually in very “The ball doesn’t bounce that good shape, and we can keep often.” balls in play,” coach Steve MauMauro specifically cited DUNPHY PAGE 20 ro said. “I think it’s going to four of the eight players on the help us, so I’m looking forward team as players that would ben- is to understand how fortunate a better job. There’s no ques- practice and you say, ‘That’s Wyatt said. “We’re going to be to playing outside.” tion about it. But there’s not that enough. We’re as good as we ready to go. We’re going to be we are, how grateful we are.” Legacy is a 15 to 20 min- efit from the switch. many teams who have been able can be today. Let’s cut it off prepared. Coach Dunphy is goThe elephant in the room “It’s going to help [freshute drive from Main Campus. to get there as long as we’ve and not do too much more.’ Or ing to prepare us. We’re going wasn’t the fans’ dissatisfaction There are multiple bus routes man] Santiago [Canete],” Mau- with the team’s performance been doing it.” there’s some other days where to lay it all out and try to make a that get to Legacy, but none go ro said. “In Spain, they don’t last week, but rather the bleakFacing questions about we go two and a half hours and run at this thing.” there directly from campus. The play indoors at all. It’s gonna ness of Dunphy’s NCAA tour- what he and his team can do dif- we really need that preparation. Wyatt, in particular, wants most direct way to get there is help [sophomore] Hernan [Vas- nament résumé overall. ferently this year to change the It’s just going by feel at this to redeem himself in the tournavia the Norristown regional rail conez]. In Ecuador he played all outcome, Dunphy didn’t have point.” Dunphy has compiled a ment after putting up one of his line, with an $8 round trip fare outdoor tennis. [Senior] Kacper 2-13 record in the NCAA tour- an answer other than “play the Players said this year will worst shooting performances of and a half-mile walk from the [Rams] is actually very fit and nament in his 24-year career, best basketball that we can.” He be different because the team is the year in the loss to UMass. can keep a lot of balls in play.” Wissahickon train station. Ultimately, the team ex- which is second worst in the said that preparation is fluid, hungry after its loss to UMass Wyatt was honored with the “I am excited to play on country among coaches who and there are varying schools of and has unified in a sense of re- A-10 Player of the Year Award campus, because there will be pressed excitement to play at the have had at least 10 tournament thought on how to best get your siliency. before the game, but shot 4-formany people who are coming,” Pavilion, including the coach. team ready. “We have a different group games. At Temple, Dunphy has 19, including 2-for-11 from “I can’t wait to play on freshman Nicolas Paulus said. “Do you get enough rest? of guys,” redshirt-senior forlost in the Owls’ first game of three. “Now it is a little bit difficult campus,” Mauro said. “Hope- the tournament four out of five Do you work hard enough? ward Scootie Randall said. “Right after that game, you because it’s so far away from fully we’ll get some more fan times. There’s so many variables, but “Each year, the relationships want to get that taste out of your campus. Twenty minutes is hard support. It’s really beneficial to hopefully we’ll be ready to go,” have gotten better. This year, Temple is one of eight mouth as soon as possible,” Wyfor students to come here when us. Even though we practice [at teams in the country to be going Dunphy said. we have young guys who actuatt said. “You just want to get Legacy], I don’t feel like it’s our they have no cars.” “We’re flying by the seat ally know their role. They look to its sixth-straight NCAA tourback out there.” The change in courts re- home. To be playing on campus, nament, but the Owls have little of our pants,” Dunphy added. up to us a lot and they want to “Friday can’t get here fast quires the players to change I think it’s great and it’s more to show for it. “We’ll feel the game out. We’ll learn from us. We have chemisenough.” like a college atmosphere.” strategies. “We’ve been pretty fortu- feel the preparation out. One of try now that can take us a long “The game is different,” Joey Cranney can be reached nate over the last six years to be the things that happens at this way.” Evan Cross can be reached Paulus said. “Outdoor courts are at joseph.cranney@temple.edu “We have some confident at evan.cross@temple.edu able to go to this tournament,” time this year is you may get or on Twitter @joey_cranney. usually much slower. You need or on Twitter @EvanCross. Dunphy said. “We have to do an hour and 20 minutes into guys,” senior guard Khalif

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Second track coach leaves, search begins after season TRACK PAGE 20 future was looking really good for us,” junior middle-distance runner Will Kellar said. “Having him leave was a setback because we had to change training schedules and [techniques].” Junior women’s distance runner Anna Pavone said the change was hardly a surprise. “I kind of knew he was going to leave because he kept giving us little signs,” Pavone said. “We knew he was part-time here and he wanted a full-time position. We knew he was going to leave but we didn’t think he was going to leave this year.” “When you think about it, it was a logical thing to do to go from part-time to full-time,” Mobley said. “I wasn’t surprised nor should I have been surprised. If you have an opportunity to do something parttime, you might jump on it. But if you have a full-time opportunity, you have to jump on it.” Bray said he informed Mobley on Dec. 22 of his intention to accept the coaching position at Pittsburgh. Bray informed distance runners days later via phone calls and emails. Mobley said he will take over the training and coaching duties of his distance team for the remainder of the season and will begin the coaching search at season’s end. “Toward the end of spring we’ll re-open the search,” Mobley said. “I have a lot of qualified applicants who have sent applications. We’re going to get a really good coach for the pro-

gram. Just trying to do it during the season with everything going on, it’s better to do it toward the end of the season.” Through an indoor season marked by change, some of the Owls’ distance performances on the track provided solace for a team facing constant transition. Pavone, sophomore Michelle Davis-Timothy, senior Tonney Smith and sophomore Jenna Dubrow closed out the indoor season by eclipsing the distance medley relay record twice in consecutive weeks, the last being an 11 minute, 43.63 second finish at the Eastern College Athletic Conference championship that shattered the 11:55.61 mark set a week prior. Sophomore distance runner Alex Izewski nearly broke recently graduated Travis Mahoney’s 3,000-meter school record of eight minutes and 20.8 seconds at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America championship meet, crossing with a mark of 8:21.34 to close out his indoor season. “Based on [recent] performances, we’ve done well,” Mobley said. “You’re constantly asking student athletes how they’re doing and they’re not always going to be so forthcoming all the time, but I think they’re making adjustments well.” Part of those adjustments has included a change in the team’s daily workouts. “Bray was in favor of high mileage,” Kellar said. “He would try to bump us up to 70-90

miles per week and less workouts. Mobley is a lot different in that aspect. He wants less mileage, but more intense workouts and lifting [sessions]. We went from a training program with straight running, base training and very few intense workouts to a lot of intense workouts and not as much mileage.” In the interim of finding a new distance coach, Mobley has extended his duties to running the distance workouts on a daily basis. “Mobley is doing the best he can right now,” Pavone said. “He’s paid more attention to us now more than he ever has, and he’s trying to focus on everyone. He’s done a really good job with that.” Extending his coaching duties and making adjustments to the current situation is something Mobley said comes with the territory of being a track & field head coach. “Being the coach, you should be prepared for this type of stuff to happen,” Mobley said. “You have to be prepared to handle these things. I look at myself as the track & field coach. I’m a track & field enthusiast. I sit and watch every event and enjoy a track meet. My focus area might be more on a particular aspect of the sport, but I am a track & field coach. Any coach should be prepared for this type of thing to happen.” Andrew Parent can be reached at andrew.parent@temple.edu or on Twitter @daParent93.

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“I discussed leaving the coaching job with my wife over winter break and she spent two months telling me it was a bad decision to leave,” Roberts added. “In early February, I had it in my head that this would be it. I thought in my mind I would do it forever but having a child really changes your perspective on things in a good way.” Though Roberts had it in his head for some time that his run with the team in 2012-13 would be his last as coach, his abrupt announcement to the team came as a shock to most. “I had heard beforehand that he was talking about leaving, but I never thought he would actually go through with it,” junior forward Joe Pisko said. “We had conversations about next season and he never hinted at it. He’s definitely Temple ice hockey, he loves it. Obviously, only a life-changing event would cause him to step down and I understand why he’s leaving but it definitely caught me by surprise.” “Toward the end of the meeting he told us he had an announcement to make and told us he was leaving,” senior forward Kurt Noce said. “It was pretty quick and abrupt.” Roberts originally played for the Owls from 2002 until his graduation in 2007, and was hired to coach the team in 2009 after spending nearly two years working with the team as an employee of Temple’s Campus Recreation department. “If you asked anyone who is involved with the club, they’ll tell you there is no one who loves this team more than Jerry,” Noce said. “We were all

pretty surprised when he told us he was leaving, but we understand he’s starting a family, and that’s more important than hockey.” Despite leaving the head coaching post, Roberts will stay on with the team in an administrative capacity, a familiar role that should come all too easy for the former club president and coach. “Previously I did a lot helping organize the club,” Roberts said. “I managed the scheduling, ordering of equipment and a lot of the administrative tasks. I’m still going to hold on to that responsibility and work with the players to take over some of that. A true hockey guy at heart, Roberts will miss the life behind the bench he had grown so accustomed to during his time as Temple skipper, he said. “I love being on the bench,” Roberts said. “I’m going to miss coaching, yelling at the refs and things like that. Outside of family and playing of course, it’s the most fun thing I’ve ever done. It’s a ton of fun, and I’m certainly going to miss it. I’m going to enjoy my new role as the No. 1 fan, but I’m going to miss coaching a lot.” With Roberts’ departure on the bench, the team is now charged with the task of finding a new leader. A players committee comprised of Pisko, Noce, senior forward Nick McMahon and senior goalie Chris Mullen will spend the next month interviewing candidates and slowly narrowing down the field in finding the team’s next coach. Among other things, Noce

and Pisko both agreed the team could use a coach who is an enforcer first, and friend second. “I think what we’re looking for is a coach who is very high on discipline,” Noce said. “If you go back and look at our last two seasons, we lacked discipline and we weren’t able to play a full 60 minutes right away. We’re looking for a coach who’s not going to be our friend right away. We want a coach who can instill discipline and be hard on us when he needs to, punish us when he needs to and a guy who is a very smart hockey coach.” “Two of the main things [the committee] agreed upon was that we’ve lacked is a coach who can enforce discipline with penalties on the team no matter who it is,” Pisko said. “From an X’s and O’s standpoint, we’re looking for someone who’s able to adapt and bring in new systems that will work better for us.” For a team that has missed out on the regional playoffs two consecutive seasons, a little shakeup behind the bench could ultimately work out as a positive change for the club, Noce said. “We’re interviewing a good amount of smart hockey guys and I think whoever we bring in will make it a smooth transition and bring in a lot of excitement to our team as well,” Noce said. “I think with the last two years there was a little staleness about the team here and there and I think change is going to be good for us.” Andrew Parent can be reached at andrew.parent@temple.edu or on Twitter @daParent93.

Lacrosse tragedies prompt reflection Season ends

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Owls discuss player safety after lacrosse bus crash kills two.

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BRIEN EDWARDS The Temple News LACROSSE After a week-long road trip in California, the game of lacrosse will be one of the last things on the minds of the Owls’ team and coaching staff. Following two separate, fatal bus crashes involving the St. Michael’s College and Seton Hill lacrosse teams, the outcome of the incidents has forced the Owls into feelings of sympathy. A bus carrying the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse team, en route to Millersville for a game, veered off the road and crashed into a tree Saturday morning. Bus driver Anthony Guaetta and second-year head coach Kristina Quigley and her unborn child died in the crash, and several other members of the team have been treated for injuries. “It’s a horrible tragedy for the sports world,” coach Bonnie Rosen said. “It’s a sad and scary thing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole program.” “It’s devastating,” junior attacker Jaymie Tabor said. “I can’t stop thinking about it. We’ve been talking about it nonstop.” At the time of the crash, 30year old Quigley, an Atlantic 10 Conference alumna with playing and coaching experience for Duquesne, was six months pregnant with a baby boy. “The accident was a tragedy,” senior midfielder Stephany Parcell said. “It’s horrible. I can’t imagine going through that with my team. My thoughts and prayers are with that team. My heart goes out to them. I can’t imagine dealing with that.” In addition to the tragic loss for the Seton Hill and A-10 family, another accident involving a different lacrosse team led to another casualty. On March 12, approximate-

waning seconds of the season- fender, her offensive game did ending loss to Fordham, Macau- nothing but improve as the sealay, overwhelmed with emotion, son went on. shared a brief moment with CarSharp-shooting sophomore doza before taking a seat on the guard Rateska Brown, who Temple bench one last time. finished second on the team in “We enjoy being around scoring at 10.8 points per game each other. I just didn’t want that as Temple’s sixth-man, is also to end,” Macaulay said. “Learn- figured to return next season ing what a family really means with another year under her belt. and learning how to be a leader Anchoring it all will be and great teamredshirt-junior mate, I learned forward Natasha a lot from this Thames, who, program and I’ll like Macaulay continue to let this season, will it advance my be Temple’s game in the fulone senior. She ture.” averaged seven But, as they points and eight say, as one door boards this seacloses, another son, and had a opens. team-leading 44 With the Big steals. East on the hoCardoza rizon, the Owls finishes her fivewill unleash a year A-10 stint plethora of young with a 107-56 players that had record, includplenty of opporing three NCAA tunities to grow Victoria Macaulay / senior center t o u r n a m e n t this season, as berths and one well as one key component that WNIT appearance. was absent all year. On March 16, she tweeted, Sophomore point guard “Great 3 mile run this morning Monaye Merritt, who played 23 with the team... #NewBegingames as a freshman and showed nings.” potential, will get a chance to “The way we ended [this play next season after sitting season], that’s the way we need out the entire 2012-13 campaign to start [next season],” Cardoza with a torn ACL. Merritt’s wel- said. comed return most likely means While Cardoza has nothing sophomore guard Tyonna Wil- to show for her time spent in the liams will slide back into her A-10, that door has officially natural position as the starting been closed. Time to open anshooting guard. Williams aver- other. aged 9.4 points and five assists Tyler Sablich can be reached per game while adapting to an at tyler.sablich@temple.edu unexpected role. or on Twitter @TySablich. Freshman forward Sally Kabengano appears to be mainstay in Temple’s starting lineup for the next three seasons. While her length and athleticism make her arguably Cardoza’s best de-

“Learning how

The lacrosse team expressed shock and fear upon hearing the news of the bus accident in Pennsylvania that killed two, including the Seton Hill head coach.| daniel pelligrine TTN ly 150 miles north of New York City in Saratoga County, a bus carrying the St. Michaels College men’s lacrosse team was involved in a crash with another car. Slippery conditions caused the car to spin out of control and crash into the team bus. After the team bus was flipped on its side, members of the lacrosse team were virtually unscathed, but a passenger in the other vehicle was pronounced dead. “It’s just really tragic when accidents happen. As a coach, it’s your worst nightmare for your team to be put in that situation,” Rosen said. The Owls could not avoid concerns for their own well being following the news of multiple crashes involving multiple collegiate lacrosse teams not too far from Philadelphia. With the team on its way back from California, some

players want to make sure everyone traveling is aware of the dangers involved with long trips and hopes to promote more attentiveness to things that may sometimes be overlooked. “You don’t always think that something like that could happen, but it had happened twice. We were talking about having a talk about that because something like that can happen and we have to be prepared,” Tabor said. Player safety, whether on or off the field, is always a chief concern for coaches, families and the players themselves, Rosen said. “We’ve been very fortunate in everything we do. Bus companies and bus drivers take our safety as a first priority,” Rosen said. Though Temple has not faced any serious issues involv-

ing athletics and travel, two accidents in a span of five days will undoubtedly strike more conversations about the precautions made to keep teams, coaches and other drivers out of harm’s way. “It’s definitely going to bring a lot more awareness to that,” Parcell said. “Maybe there will be more safety, coming off of tragedies. Hopefully there are more safety regulations. Every team travels on these types of buses. So, if they can find ways to make everybody safer, then that’s definitely something that should be done.” Brien Edwards can be reached at brien.edwards@temple.edu or on Twitter @BErick1123.

to be a leader and great teammate, I learned a lot from this program and I’ll continue to let it advance my game in the future.


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Tough draw, Owls dance Even if Owls advance past Wolfpack, No. 1 seed likely awaits. IBRAHIM JACOBS Assistant Sports Editor

Coach Fran Dunphy sports an NCAA tournament record of 2-13, second worst in the country among coaches with at least 10 tournament games. He said this year was the most uneasy he has felt about Temple’s at-large bid chances. | Hua zong TTN

Owls win bidding war

The Owls’ at-large bid was Dunphy’s most nerve-wracking. JOEY CRANNEY Sports Editor

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ran Dunphy had never addressed the crowd at the Selection Show party before, but this time was different. This time, he was grateful. “I feel like we’ve disappointed a lot of people,” Dunphy told the packed Fox/Gittis room at the Liacouras Center Sunday evening. “We didn’t do our job.”

Dunphy has coached 14 round contest to Massachusetts NCAA tournament teams in in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 15. his career, but But this season only two of them was surely the – both in the past closest Temple two years – have has come to reached the field not making the as an at-large bid. tournament Temple’s draw since the Owls this year as a No. went 12-18 9 seed in the East in the 2006-7 region, is the lowseason, Dunest seed the Owls phy’s first as have received as coach. Fran Dunphy / coach an at large with Dunphy Dunphy as their himself said it coach. was the most uneasy he’s felt on For the third season in a Selection Sunday in his career. row, Temple was bounced from That’s why he found himself the Atlantic 10 Conference tour- watching the Selection Show nament, losing a 79-74 second- in his office, hearing Temple’s

“I feel like we’ve

disappointed a lot of people. We didn’t do our job.

named get called alone, instead of out mingling with the crowd at the selection party, like he’s done every other year. Once he and his team filed into the Fox/Gittis room to celebrate with the fans and talk to the media, Dunphy said he felt the need to address those who weren’t satisfied with the team’s performance in the A-10 tournament. “We weren’t going to come over here until we knew we were in,” Dunphy told the crowd. “And we didn’t know we were in. There was no real indication. But really the most important thing for us as a team

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Despite MEN’S BASKETBALL losing in its first game of the conference tournament, Temple was awarded a No. 9 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Owls will face the No. 8 North Carolina State Wolfpack in the opening round game to be played Friday at the University of Dayton Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. Temple (23-9, 11-5 Atlantic 10 Conference) will be squaring off against the Wolfpack (24-10, 11-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) in the East region. The top-seeded team in the region, Indiana, would be matched up with the winner of the Temple game barring an historic upset. “We need to go out there and value the opportunity that we have,” senior guard Khalif Wyatt said. “We have a great opportunity to do what we have dreamt about doing, which is making the NCAA tournament and winning some games and making a run.” The at-large selection, while anticipated, was not a given. The Owls won their final seven games of the regular season before falling to Massachusetts in their opening conference tournament game for the second year in a row. “[Losing to Massachusetts] was disappointing, we feel like we let down a lot of people,” sophomore guard Will Cum-

mings said. “It happened in back-to-back years where we didn’t do what we needed to do in the A-10 tournament. We are going to put that behind us and focus on Friday.” When speaking to gathered students and fans at the university-hosted event on Sunday, March 17, coach Fran Dunphy echoed Cummings sentiments that the Owls knew they had let people down by losing to Massachusetts. The 79-74 loss on March 15 following seven consecutive wins was similar to last season, in which Temple won 13 of its final 14 games leading up to the A-10 tournament. Like this year, the Owls were unable to conquer the Minutemen in 2012, falling in the team’s opening round game despite being the higher seed. The loss in the A-10 game last year was followed with a 58-44 loss in the first game of the NCAA tournament. The players know that this year’s outcome against Massachusetts screams déjà vu, but claim their attention is focused solely on what needs to happen on Friday. “We have to come out with the first punches in the game,” redshirt-sophomore forward Anthony Lee said. “We have to give [NC State] our best shot right away. We can’t play to them, we have to play to our level. If we do that we will have the opportunity to win that game and play some more.” The admittance into the NCAA tournament may have come as the biggest relief to graduate forward Jake O’Brien.

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Coaches resign, Owls leave A-10 empty handed players adjust Women’s basketball ends season after run in A-10 tournament.

Distance runners deal with second departure this year.

Long-time Owl leaves ice hockey club to be with family.

ANDREW PARENT The Temple News

ANDREW PARENT The Temple News

Two different personnel changes in the crosscountry head coaching job and track & field distance coach position in seven months has made for an unorthodox 2012-13 for coach Eric Mobley’s squad. Adam Bray filled the vacated dual-position in early September after former coach Matt Jelley left to take a job at Maryland. Three months later, Bray left the team in December after receiving an offer for a full-time assistant coaching position at the University of Pittsburgh. Mobley said Bray’s stay at Temple was always going to be part time, and players indicated that Bray relayed that message to them throughout the winter season. Though his time with the team was brief, Bray was popular among players, and his exit leaves the team scrambling again without a distance coach for the spring season. “[Bray] knew what he was doing, we all improved and the

Jerry Roberts ICE HOCKEY went about his team’s annual end-of-the-season meeting according to the book, at least for the first half of it. But at the end, Roberts dropped a bombshell, announcing to his team that he was resigning as ice hockey head coach. After a four-year coaching tenure that yielded two American Collegiate Hockey Association Regional tournament appearances and an ACHA National tournament appearance. Roberts cited his budding family as his primary reason for stepping down as coach. “Over the course of the season, I found myself being much more interested in spending time with my wife and our baby rather than coaching,” Roberts said. “Having a child changes your perspective drastically and I found myself wanting to be home more than road trips and practices and stuff like that.”

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Owls offer an emotional response to the news of two bus crashes that left three dead. Sports Desk 215-204-9537

TYLER SABLICH The Temple News With WOMEN’S BASKETBALL the women’s basketball team’s final season in the Atlantic 10 Conference in the books, Tonya Cardoza has failed to achieve what she set out to do upon taking the Temple head coaching gig five years ago: win a conference championship. The Owls finished 14-18 overall and 5-9 in conference play in Temple’s last season before transitioning to the Big East Conference come next fall. A season marred by inconsistencies, careless turnovers and late-game collapses, it proved to be the program’s worst since 1999-00. “Obviously, we play this game to win and to win championships,” Cardoza said as her voice cracked. “And the fact that this is our last [A-10 season], it’s very disappointing.” However, Temple didn’t go down without a valiant effort. Entering last weekend’s A-10 tournament as the No. 10 seed, the Owls gutted their way through a first round 52-45 win against No. 7 seed Xavier, followed by an upset over No. 2 seed Charlotte that not many saw coming. The Owls shot

Freshman forward Sally Kabengano moves the ball upcourt against Xavier on March 8. She scored seven points and played 38 minutes in the 52-45 Temple win. | MAGGIE TRAPANI TTN 25 percent in their 48-47 win against the 49ers, but impressed on the defensive end. Perhaps more importantly, Cardoza’s squad did the “little things” that she had pleaded for all season. While third-seeded Fordham ultimately ended Temple’s run with a 66-55 win in the semifinals, it was not for lack of effort by the Owls. Again, they did as Cardoza asked, but were spurned by the Rams

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The men’s and women’s tennis teams begin their final season on the Student Pavilion courts. Sports@temple-news.com

once they began exploiting the Owls’ weak-side help, as Fordham kept finding the open man en route to a relentless 7-for-13 shooting from the three-point range in the second half. “I don’t question our effort at all,” Cardoza said. “The weak-side help was there, and [Fordham] knew that.” The conclusion of the 2012-13 campaign also signals the end of senior center Victoria

Macaulay’s collegiate career. Serving as the team’s only senior, she averaged 14.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game in her final season. Ever a defensive presence and a force on the glass, Macaulay finishes her career ranked fourth alltime in Temple history with 203 blocks, and 10th all-time in rebounding with 706 boards. As she was pulled in the

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FINDING VICTORY, p. 18

Despite some doubters, Victoria Macaulay became the team’s go-to option as a senior.

Volume 91, Issue 22  

Week of Tuesday, 19 March 2013.

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