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Red Bull’s Flugtag Philadelphia allowed makeshift vehicles to dive into the Delaware River.

Year-long bout for Frazier’s gym continues Architecture professor and students push forward with their effort to preserve Joe Frazier’s historic gym, located on North Broad Street.


Wingert-Playdon soon became chair of the architecture department. So when Playdon, while djunct professor driving to Main Campus in AuDennis Playdon gust 2011, saw a “For Sale” sign said he’s been on the façade of Frazier’s old studying the gym on North Broad Street, preservation of arhe decided he chitecture for “all wanted to use of his adult life.” a class he was Growing teaching to up, he studied in preserve the South Africa at a gym. boarding school “My first that he said douthought was bled as a boxing ‘How could school, where this be?’” students listened Playdon said. Dennis Playdon / architecture to Joe Frazier and professor “I was going Muhammad Ali to take a picfights on the radio ture of it and send it to all of the and hosted their own boxing sports magazines in the country, tournaments in their spare time. but I didn’t because I was busy Playdon taught architecture at with the class at the beginning the University of Pennsylvania of the semester. I thought, ‘I’ll from 1988 to 1997 before pregive it to the class. Let’s see serving architecture with an Inwhat we can do about it.’” dian tribe in Santa Fe, N.M., for Through a year-long effort, five years. Playdon and his students had the He returned to Philadelgym registered on local and naphia in 2008 to teach at Temple, tional historical building Joe Frazier’s gym, which was converted to a furniture store, sits on North Broad Street near Glenwood Street. An architecture where his wife M. Katherine FRAZIER PAGE 3 professor and students have been fighting to preserve the late boxing legend’s gym. | TIMOTHY VALSHTEIN TTN

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“I thought, ‘I’ll

give it to the class. Let’s see what we can do about it.’

LGBT resource University trails peers in endowment launches online


Temple announced one of its first responses to the Gender and Sexuality Climate Assessment’s results last week when it launched a website filled with resources for the LGBT community. The website, housed on the Executive Office of the President’s page called “Diversity and Inclusion: Community Perspective,” went live on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and contains numerous resources on and off of Main Campus for the LGBT community. Vice President and Chief of Staff William Bergman said that the main focus of the website is to act as a central repository for information for people looking for resources on and off Main Campus. “What we hope is that this resource list helps people, that’s first and foremost,” said Bergman, who also chaired the Gender and Sexuality Climate Task Force that commissioned the survey. “[The website] helps people find services they need, find people that they think they can talk to and really any resource that would help them adjust to university life, adjust to the city.” The survey was administered in Spring 2011 and its results were made public in

May. The results were generally positive for Temple, as 81 percent of its respondents – which included undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff – answered that they felt “very comfortable” or “comfortable” with the overall climate at Temple. However, 13 percent of the survey’s respondents reported experiencing discriminatory action, harassment or offensive behavior at Temple due to their gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or other factors. Also, the task force’s forward to the survey results “noted the lack of a central source of information on what support was available on campus and throughout Philadelphia to LGBTQ students, staff and faculty.” The website was in response to this apparent need for a central source of information. Assistant Vice President Anne Nadol said one of the main goals of the website was to provide a resource list that encompassed the entire city, not just Temple. “One of the great things about being in Philadelphia is that there are so many resources that are already out there in the city that people can just as easily tap as they would tap a resource on campus,” Nadol, a member of the task force, said. “So, we wanted to put that out there especially for people who are new to Philadelphia and haven’t ventured out and know what’s out there.” Nadol added that the launching of the website was

JOHN MORITZ Assistant News Editor Temple’s $262 million endowment lies well beneath the multi-billion dollar endowments of state-related counterparts Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh. Still, Temple continues to compete in terms of expenditures, financial aid and, now, sports. Temple, which historically

has been, and to a lesser dePrivate schools, such as gree continues to the University be, a commuter of Pennsylvaschool, relies nia, typically primarily on rely off of larger state funds and endowments tuition to pay for because its anits annual budnual funding is get. not supported The endowby the state. ment, which Penn, an Ivy turns over a 4.5 League school, percent annual has the largest interest on its endowment in 12-quarter averPennsylvania at age market value David Unruh / senior vice president $6.58 billion, of institutional advancement according to the into designated programs, canschool’s latest not provide similar support of financial reports. larger schools in the state. However, other state-relat-

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ed schools far surpass Temple in terms of endowment. Pitt leads the state-related schools in Pennsylvania with an endowment of $2.54 billion and Penn State follows with $1.83 billion. Lincoln University is the only state-related university in Pennsylvania with a smaller endowment, which sits at $5.43 million. Nearby New Jersey state school and fellow Big East member Rutgers University boasts an endowment of $698 million. The university’s annual expenditure, however, does reflect as wide a gap when compared to



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Edge contract situation unclear Big East move The opening of Morgan Hall next year muddles Edge’s contract situation. MARY KATE ALLISON The Temple News The Edge has been providing housing for a variety of residents, mostly Temple students, for six years. When the housing complex originated, Temple secured a contract for some of the floors to act as housing for new students, but it is unknown whether the contract will be renewed this upcoming year. “I don’t know whether Temple plans to renew their contract with us,” Andrew Hansen, regional manager of the Edge, said. “Temple renews their contract on a yearly basis, as such, we have an agreement for this year and they generally let us know if they plan on renewing their contract early in the next year.”

Associate Vice President and Director of University Housing and Residential Life Michael Scales said that the addition of Morgan Hall next fall could play a factor in whether Temple renews its contract with the Edge. “We are currently discussing how the inclusion of the 1,275 beds at Morgan Hall will impact our current lease with the Edge,” Scales said. “We have not made a decision yet. Demand for university owned and operated housing remains very high and Morgan Hall represents a tremendous opportunity for us to expand the services and resources Temple Housing offers our students.” Even if the Edge becomes independent, students will still have the option to rent rooms there. If the Edge becomes independent from Temple, students interested in renting there will have to go through the Edge directly in order to obtain a lease. The contract that the Edge has with Temple lowers the

price for students to live at the Edge because it allows them to have nine-month leases, rather than signing a 12-month contract. Utility fees would not be impacted since the Edge does not charge an additional fee. Temple’s contract with the Edge allows students to bypass the $325 that’s required if a student wants to lease directly through the Edge. This includes a $100 non-refundable leaseprocessing fee, the refundable $100 security deposit and the $125 reservation fee. The Edge employs its own security and does not rely on Temple staff to serve as its security staff. There would still be personnel at the front desk of the complex, as well as security staff, Hansen said. Senior Russian and English major Ryan Ellenbaum said that he’s excited for the opening of Morgan Hall. He said he wouldn’t be bothered if Temple discontinued its contract with the Edge. “The new housing Temple

is building already looks better,” Ellenbaum said. “It would be better to have the Edge be separate from Temple’s housing, since then, people wouldn’t be forced to live there and instead, could get better housing actually owned by Temple.” Junior English major Kelly McGettigan, a student living at the Edge who went through Temple to rent there said she agreed and that she thought the only main positives of the Edge are its location and security. “It wouldn’t matter to me whether Temple renews their contract with the Edge. I’m really excited for the new housing Temple’s building and I’d rather live there than at the Edge,” McGettigan said. Mary Kate Allison can be reached at mary.kathleen.allison@temple.edu.

Officials at the Edge, which sits on 15th Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue, have yet to learn if Temple’s contract will continue next year. The opening of Morgan Hall next fall has added uncertainty to its contract situation.| HUA ZONG TTN

Panel finalizing review of Freeh report A task force was formed in response to report on Sandusky scandal at PSU. SEAN CARLIN News Editor Temple’s task force created in July to analyze potential implications of Judge Louis Freeh’s independent report on Pennsylvania State University’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal is set to deliver its report soon. No specific time frame was provided. The task force, which was announced by Acting President Richard Englert on July 17, five days after the Freeh report was released, was tasked with reviewing the report, identifying implications for Temple and reporting its findings and recommendations to the president, Board of Trustees and University Counsel, according to an email sent to the university by Englert. “The recently-released independent report by Judge Louis Freeh addressed a number of important matters,” Englert said in the email. “I believe every university should take Judge Freeh’s report as an opportunity to review its own policies and procedures.” The task force was chaired

by JoAnne Epps, dean of Beasley School of Law, who said that its assignment was not specific – which allowed it to look at various issues and policies throughout the university. “Our assignment was relatively broad-based. The thought was, ‘What ought we, as an institution, be thinking of, and checking into and ensuring to make sure that we’re doing the best we can do in a wide range of issues?’” Epps said. The Freeh report, an independent report published by the law firm Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, came in the wake of the Sandusky sex-abuse scandal at Penn State that prompted the resignation of then-President Graham Spanier and the firing of one of the most storied coaches in the history of college football, Joe Paterno. Sandusky was convicted on June 22, of 45 counts of sex-abuse of the 48 charges against him. The scathing report accused Penn State’s top officials of allowing Sandusky’s acts to go unpunished. “Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State,” Freeh said in a statement during the release of the report. “The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victim-

ized.” Temple’s task force was given the opportunity to make recommendations before the report was delivered. Epps said that one recommendation was made concerning the university’s overnight guest policy with respect to non-matriculated minors. While Epps couldn’t confirm that the change was in effect from the task force’s recommendation, University Housing and Residential Life did alter the overnight guest policy to state that minors who are not Temple students, cannot be in university residence halls between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. Epps is joined by nine other university administrators on the task force as well as three others who staff it. Although no entity from outside Temple was a part of the task force, Epps said the group wasn’t blurred by just including Temple administrators in it. “I think that I could say with confidence that for what our assignment was, we weren’t hindered by all working at Temple University because what we were asked to do and what we did do was say, ‘What does this mean for us?’” Epps said. “We weren’t asked to make conclusions about ultimate changes or approvals. We were asked what the report meant for us.”

Englert’s email announcing the formation of the task force stated that it would be delivered by Sept. 15, but Epps said that it is currently being finalized and will be delivered when those involved are able to match schedules. “We are finalizing the report and it’ll be delivered soon and precise timing is really just a logistical [issue],” Epps said. While the task force was sparked by the scandal at Penn State, Epps said that nonetheless, the evaluation of Temple is a healthy practice for the university as a whole. “I think that periodic selfevaluation is good for every human, every couple and every institution. It’s always sad when it’s precipitated by a series of unfortunate events – such was the case that generated the Freeh report,” Epps said. “But I think to the extent it prompted us or other institutions to pause for a moment and ask whether we are doing as well as we can in a wide range of areas. That’s always a good thing.” Sean Carlin can be reached at sean.carlin@temple.edu or on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.

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similar schools. Temple’s operating budget for the 2012 fiscal year is $1.12 billion, compared to $1.96 billion at Pitt, $4.26 billion at Penn State, and $2.20 billion at Rutgers. The smaller endowment for the operating budget means that the university must be less reliant on its annual return on investments to provide for programs such as financial aid, scholarships and faculty support. Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Anthony Wagner used a phrase he heard from Board of Trustees member Leonard Barrack to describe the importance of the endowment in providing additional resources. “It provides a margin of excellence to provide the stuff you couldn’t do otherwise,” Wagner said, adding that “it’s definitely an issue and it’s why it’s a priority.” The university’s endowment is comprised of many smaller endowments, each of which returns investments to a particular fund or program within the university. David Unruh, senior vice president of institutional advancement, compared the endowment to a warehouse filled with boxes, each box representing a specific fund that is set up by a donor to support a specific program. The approximate $10 million in funds generated annually from the endowment makes up less than 1 percent of the university’s operating budget. Of that, only $150,000 goes toward unrestricted expenditures. One benefit of having to rely on a smaller endowment, Unruh said, is that the university is not as dependent on restrictive funds to provide for support programs, especially during economic downturns. “When the financial crisis hit several years ago, many schools had gotten used to living off very healthy endowment returns, and were over-spending and suddenly had commitments that they couldn’t then meet,” Unruh said. “We were in a much better situation.” The endowment’s asset allocation is determined by the university investment policy and the Board of Trustees, with 30 percent invested in fixed income, 25 percent in domestic equity, 25 percent in international equity, 10 percent in alternative investments and 10 percent in natural resources, Wagner said. Additional returns over the 4.5 percent allocation are placed back into the endowment to create growth. The growth of the endowment is additionally spurred by donations from alumni and friends of the university. At Temple, fundraising has historically been less than other universities due to the commuter culture of the school. “The commuter issue, or the non-residential issue, coupled with the strong relationship we’ve historically had with the commonwealth, over time, has had a deflating effect on giving,” Unruh said. “There was less urgency for us to invest in fundraising as an institution, there was less urgency for alumni to give to the institution and there was less connectivity to the institu-

tion, because the way in which they experienced Temple was as a commuter student, or as someone who was here in the evening, or took several years part-time to finish their degree,” Unruh added. “Students didn’t historically have the same kind of emotional attachment to the place and a cohort of classmates that they shared lots of things in common with.” The university would like to see the budget’s reliance on funds from the endowment grow beyond 1 percent, even though that makes funding more susceptible to market fluctuations, Wagner said. “At the end of the day, that is a good problem to have,” Wagner said. In order to drive contributions toward endowment, the university recently started a marketing campaign to raise $100 million toward scholarships, of which they expect $50 million will go directly into the endowment. “That will have a much more immediate and then longer term impact on our ability to provide scholarships than just waiting for the market to return over time,” Unruh said. In the last decade, Temple has averaged $50 million dollars a year in donations, Unruh said. However, most of that money goes directly into specific projects or into the following year’s operating budget. The beginning of the scholarship fundraiser coincides with the launch of the Temple Made campaign to bolster the prominence of the university. “It will help us in fundraising because it has the ability to raise the profile of the university,” Unruh said. Parts of the university’s endowment are also set up to specifically provide support toward the school’s athletic teams, which are all set to join the Big East Conference in 2013. “The move to the Big East is an opportunity for us to be more visible in really important markets,” Unruh said. “That should have the effect of driving our fundraising success up because people will know who we are and see us as a successful institution.” “[Whether it will] directly result in fundraising success for athletics remains to be seen,” Unruh added. John Moritz can be reached at john.moritz@temple.edu or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU.


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Class aims to virtually restore gym FRAZIER PAGE 1 preservation lists and are continuing their efforts this year to preserve the forgotten North Philadelphia landmark. Frazier’s gym became operational at its location at 2917 N. Broad St. in 1969, five years after Frazier won a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics. Frazier trained at the gym for all three of his historic bouts against Ali during the early 1970s while living in an apartment on the building’s top floor. Following his retirement from boxing in 1976, Frazier ran the gym as a community center within the North Philadelphia neighborhood. Frazier lost the gym to back taxes in 2008 and died in November 2011 due to complications from liver cancer. In the first semester of introduction to architecture preservation in Fall 2011, Playdon and students successfully had Frazier’s gym, now a used furniture store with an owner not interested in preservation, registered on The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia’s Endangered Properties List. The list essentially acts as a public relations vessel, drawing attention to the problems and spreading awareness of the historical significance of the buildings placed on it, Ben Leech, director of advocacy at the Preservation Alliance, said. “We use it as a tool to generate more attention to these sites and promote them with the hope that preservation-minded buyers or the public will become more aware of them,”

Leech said. “It’s a vehicle for increased attention. It has no legal binding or financial implication.” The listing got the attention of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which placed the gym on its annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in a June 2012 announcement made on Main Campus at the new architecture building. The gym is the third building in Philadelphia’s history to be named to such list, and the National Trust has since declared the gym a National Treasure. A three-way partnership dedicated to restoring the gym formed when the Preservation Alliance introduced the efforts at Temple to restore it to the National Trust at the end of Spring 2012 semester. The partnership is what led to the gym being named to the National Trust’s exclusive list, Playdon said. “It got on a national level when the National Trust approached me through the Preservation Alliance to continue to help us with the preservation of the gym,” Playdon said. “They invited us to form a partnership.” “What the national trust felt is that what’s really at risk is [the building’s] loss of association with Joe Frazier,” Leech said. “Its existence indefinitely as a furniture store will lead to the loss of the tangible reminder of who Joe Frazier was to the neighborhood and to the city.” Senior architectural preservation major Matthew Ferris, who, along with two classmates,

penned the nomination that was nomination, but that requires a accepted by the Preservation preservation-minded owner.” Alliance in Fall 2011, said it’s Senior architecture major been rewarding to see how far Ann Dinh and architecture gradthe project has come. uate student Michael Baker, “It was really great to see alumni of Playdon’s introducthat a small effort from Temple tion class, wrote the nomination students and faculty has brought for the Philadelphia Registrar so much attention to this site, during the summer. which is so important to the “With the gym, since the North Philadelphia area,” Fer- preservation isn’t about the arris said. chitecture but rather the person This year, Playdon and his behind the gym, it’s a little bit new introduction to architecture more difficult to find informaclass are working on getting the tion on,” Dinh said. “But overgym registered with local and all, it was a very good learning national historic experience.” site organiza“We just tions. A nominaelaborated on tion to the Philawhat [Ferdelphia Registrar ris] had done,” of Historic PlacBaker said. “In es is being finaltrying to get ized by the Presthe application ervation Alliance squared away, and will be sent we worked next month, a more on the move that Playbiography, the don said is the history of the next step toward building and preserving the hitting all of the building’s physibullet points for Ben Leech / director of advocacy, cal character. why it should preservation alliance “It protects of greater philadelphia be preserved.” the building on Since the the outside legalbuilding is ocly,” Playdon said. “Once it gets cupied and all of the remnants that status, it becomes a protect- of Frazier’s gym are literally in ed property. You can’t demolish a warehouse somewhere, Playit. You can’t change the façade. don said he also wants to restore You can change the inside, but the gym virtually in case it can’t not the outside.” be refurnished to look like it did “The Philadelphia Regis- in Frazier’s heyday. trar is the only designation that “We thought to recreate the actually carries legal protection, gym in a 3-D model, which is so we felt that was the most ap- interactive, and make it a webpropriate first step,” Leech said. site,” Playdon said. “So you can “We are also pursuing a national go into the model and wander

“Its existence

indefinitely as a furniture store will lead to the loss of the tangible reminder of who Joe Frazier was.

around and have a look, as it was. Then you could link onto movies, interviews and press releases on Joe Frazier.” Playdon estimates the cost of such a project to be approximately $10,000, but he and his students have received very little outside funding. Temple was accepted for a grant from the National Trust for an amount that Playdon wouldn’t disclose, but said it wasn’t nearly enough to fund what he wants to accomplish this year. “It’s barely enough to build a website, that kind of low number,” Playdon said. “But we can get something up this year. It won’t be interactive, but it can be a model with information. We will go for more grants to make it into an interactive system.” “We need something just to cover costs, because I personally carried it through the summer,” Playdon added. The Preservation Alliance is currently not invested financially in Temple’s project, Leech said. If the class were to receive additional funding, it would come from outside the three-way partnership, Playdon said. “If we have other sources, it wouldn’t be a grant it would be an outright gift,” Playdon said. “While this was all happening I got contacted by the boxing world a lot. There are boxers, both current and retired, who might be able to contribute to the gym this way.” Broad Enterprise Group purchased the property in May 2011 and put the gym back up

for sale after its status with the National Trust restricted any physical transformation of the building. Ferris said finding a sympathetic buyer is an important next step in the process. The building has a market value of $126,000, according to the city’s Office of Property Assessment records. “There is a darker side to preservation where they say you don’t need consent of the owners of the building, and that can ruffle quite a few feathers,” Ferris said. “You have to pick your fights carefully and respect the privacy of owners while you go about your documentation.” Temple’s efforts are part of a larger movement toward improving Frazier’s image in Philadelphia following his death last fall. Mayor Michael Nutter announced on Sept. 12 that a statue of Frazier’s likeness will be erected at Xfinity Live! by the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia next year, a move that Playdon said is long overdue to honor a man who was a heavyweight inside the ring and out. “I love talking to people about the gym and what it was like there,” Playdon said. “They all talk about Frazier and his presence in the community. He was like a father to everybody. He looked after people. He helped a lot of people. He was always kind and supportive – that was his character.” Joey Cranney can be reached at joseph.cranney@temple.edu or on Twitter @joey_cranney.

Budget cuts lead to end of McNair Scholars Program at Temple Temple is one of 201 schools that will have the program defunded. LAURA ORDONEZ The Temple News The U.S. Department of Education recently cut $10 million from the nationwide McNair Scholars Program, a $46.2 million federal TRIO program intended to help low-income, first-generation undergraduates and minorities prepare for graduate school and the ultimate pursuit of a Ph.D. At the end of September, one-third of the 201 participating schools will be defunded as a result of the decision. In Pennsylvania, there are only four schools that offered the program. While Penn State’s funds will remain intact, the program will be cut from Temple, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Univer-

sity of Pennsylvania. “In many ways Temple is the perfect location to have a program like this,” Peter Jones, senior vice provost for undergraduate studies, said. “Any program that is targeted in getting first generation minority students into a Ph.D. is consistent to what we as a university try to do and the type of students we have coming to Temple.” Temple has benefited from the program for 20 years, producing 22 Ph.D. recipients so far. The grant was renewed every five years, offering 12 to 14 students entry into the program every year. Students were required to complete a research project during their first year and a teaching fellowship or an additional research project during the second. In addition, students participated in two intensive summer research programs and received benefits such as yearly stipends, academic support, mentorship and assistance with graduate school applications

and selection. said. “I had the wonderful opporThe last cohort started the tunities to peer teach and con- program in January 2012. So duct research. I use these experi- far, these eight students have ences I had to work at Brandeis completed only half of the pro[University] gram. today, and I “This prowill use them gram was more for the rest of than just good fimy life,” said nancial assistance anthropology in paying for these graduate stuevents and coursdent Nicole es,” Mia Reed, a Welk. senior kinesiology D a n a major, said. “It Dawson, the gave us the tools program’s diand guidance we rector at Temneed to get adple, said that mitted into our about 60 pergraduate programs cent of Temof choice and a ple McNair glimpse of graduDana Dawsom / director of temple Scholars go ate school work.” mcnair scholars program into graduate “The good school, many news is that we of them in pursuit of a Ph.D. have other programs at Temple “Many of the students in for which these students can the target population would not apply,” Assistant Vice Provost have gone into graduate school for Undergraduate Studies Emat all without the encourage- ily Moerer said. “The type of ment of the program,” Dawson experiences that these McNair

“Many of the

students in the target population would not have gone into graduate school at all without the encouragement of the program.

Scholars were having are programs that already exist in the university.” However, one of the program’s components that Jones said students will profoundly miss is the cohort. Students entered the program as a unit, worked and attended conferences together, and critiqued each other’s work. Jones said that such a feature is hard to replicate in other university-funded programs. “I am so happy to have so many new like-minded people in my network who want to make an impact in academia,” Reed said. “When [Dawson] formally announced the news, she could have never seen a sadder group.” Because TRIO programs are flat funded, the $10 million cut made to the McNair Scholars Program will be put toward the Math/Science Upward Bound Programs, which focuses on preparing high school students for careers in math and science.

“What is happening in funding at the federal level is that more funds are being targeted toward the [science, technology, education and math] disciplines and away from the social sciences and the humanities in general,” Moerer said. Moerer said there are other select grant-funded programs at Temple that offer a similar experience to that of McNair, but they are focused on the STEM fields, like the Minority Access to Research Centers program. Yet, McNair was the only program that supported students in social sciences and humanities. “The solution we would’ve liked to see was for the Department of Education to put $10 more million dollars into the TRIO programs rather than take it from McNair,” Dawson said. “What it reflects is underfunding at the federal level for these kind of initiatives.” Laura Ordonez can be reached at laura.ordonez@temple.edu.

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done a few weeks into the semester so it wasn’t “lost in the shuffle” of everything going on during the beginning of the semester. “We wanted to give a little bit of distance between the start of school and the publication of the website so that people would have a chance to see more about it and focus on it because it could have just got lost in the shuffle of everything else that was going on,” Nadol said. “Between the new IDs and everything else we were sending information out about, we just didn’t want it to get lost in all of that.” The website will be a work in progress and Nadol said that people can contact the Executive Office of the President in order to propose new links to add to the website, something that Bergman encouraged. “We welcome that,” Bergman said. “This will be a work

in progress.” While Dylan Morpurgo, financial director of Queer Student Union, said although the website “isn’t super fancy or super in depth,” he praised it because it provides resources that some people might not know are out there. He added that it’s a symbol for prospective students. “When they see that, they’re going to know that Temple’s an accepting place where they can feel safe in whatever setting they’re in,” Morpurgo said. Sean Carlin can be reached at sean.carlin@temple.edu or on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.

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survey’s respondents reported experiencing discriminatory action, harassment or offensive behavior at Temple due to their gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or other factors. While this number is significantly smaller than the 81 percent of respondents who answered that they were comfortable or very comfortable at Temple, it still needs to be addressed, and the administration is showing that it is willing to go the extra mile to appease this community on Main Campus. Chairman of the Gender and Sexuality Climate Task Force William Bergman said that the website is still a work in progress and encouraged people to add resources to the list that aren’t presently on the website. This shows that the university recognizes this as something that needs to be grown and pushed forward. The Temple News supports the administration’s attitude toward the findings of the Gender and Sexuality Climate Assessment and encourages the university to continue looking for ways to nurture a more welcoming, open environment at Temple.




ast week, Temple launched its online “clearinghouse” to provide information for the LGBT community. The resource list was made in response to the Gender and Sexuality Climate Assessment, which was administered in Spring 2011. Specifically, the website came in response to the Gender and Sexuality Climate Task Force’s forward to the survey results that “noted the lack of a central source of information on what support was available on campus and throughout Philadelphia to LGBTQ students, staff and faculty.” The Temple News supports the administration’s response to this issue and applauds Temple for addressing one of its weaknesses toward the LGBT community on Main Campus. While this step is a first in addressing LGBT needs and concerns at Temple, The Temple News urges the administration to continue moving forward in this area and creating a campus that’s welcoming to all. The need to continue pushing forward on this topic is especially paramount due to the fact that 13 percent of the

A site of resources for the LGBT community is a step in the right direction.



Internet inclusion

ting so much emphasis on physically building up its presence in North Philadelphia to accommodate students, it should also remember to improve and build upon its most basic foundation – its procedures and policies. A self-evaluation of the university to assess improvements that can be made beyond high-rise residence halls is fundamental in ensuring the university is running in the most productive and healthy way. “It’s always sad when [selfevaluation] is precipitated by a series of unfortunate events such was the case that generated the Freeh report,” Epps told The Temple News. “But I think to the extent it prompted us or other institutions to pause for a moment and ask whether we are doing as well as we can in a wide range of areas.” The Temple News supports transparency from the university in relaying to the student body the task force’s findings, as well as getting started immediately with the implementation of new regulations where recommendations deem necessary.



Temple task force created in July under Acting President Richard Englert is expected to release its findings concerning potential implications at the university of the Freeh report, an independent report by Judge Louis Freeh examining the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State. As Sean Carlin reports on Page 2, Englert announced the creation of the task force five days following the release of the Freeh report. The task force took its own extensive look into the investigation to note what changes and improvements can be made to policies and procedures at Temple. The task force, chaired by Beasley School of Law Dean JoAnne Epps, was supposed to deliver its findings to Englert, the Board of Trustees and University Counsel by Sept. 15. Epps said the report is being finalized for release. With the anticipation of its release, The Temple News encourages reform according to the recommendations of the task force. With the university put-

Temple’s self-analysis on the heels of the Freeh Report is a commendable action.


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While 86 percent of teens (ages 12 to 17) “believe that good writing is important to success in life,” 60 percent say text messaging is not writing. That is despite the fact that text messaging is the most rapidly growing use of phones among young people.

Texting has affected students’ writing assignments, with 64 percent of teens and their parents “[reporting] that the informal styles often found in electronic communication do bleed into their school work.”





Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project




Effects of texting not typed in stone


eens nowadays are communicating more through text messages than ever before. With this comes fear that the texting era is impacting students’ abilities to write formally, but, really, it’s expanding knowledge of the written word. Texting has become the most used mode of communication amongst teens ages 12 to 17. In a MICHAEL CHAU 2011 survey, 63 percent of teens reported texting their friends every Chau argues that day, according to the Pew Internet Life Project. text messaging is & American Teens are much more likely helping students to text rather than use other modes fine-tune their of communication. When polled writing skills. about other types of communication used on a daily basis, 26 percent of teens reported calling others with cell phones, 35 percent socialized face-to-face outside of school and 29 percent messaged on social networking sites. Just three years ago, only 36 percent of teens texted on a day-today basis. As the slang, abbreviations and acronyms that are common with texting creep their way into student essays, some educators and critics are pointing toward texting as eroding students’ abilities to write formally. Others are hesitant to label texting as the problem behind the formal writing of students. Whatever the case may be, more research is needed.

“There has been little definitive research on the topic,” Ronald E. Riggio, professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College, wrote in Psychology Today. “Linguists are divided, with some seeing deterioration in writing skills that they attribute to text and email, and others believing that text messaging constitutes a different form of language,” Riggio stated. “Treating texting as a different sort of language, then there can be academic (and practical) benefits to actually studying it: students can learn more about syntax and grammar (and improve their texting at the same time).” Professor Gabriella Kecskes, assistant professor of teaching and instruction, has seen the influences of texting in her classroom firsthand. “In the beginning, or in certain cases, I’ve seen students totally converting to the texting grammar,” she said. “There was a period when students would come with this and they would just write using this grammar in their papers – not necessarily intentionally, but just because they were so used to it – and in the emails communicating with the teachers they would just revert to this format.” As time went on, Kecskes noticed a shift. “Interestingly, in the last couple of years, I haven’t seen [texting grammar] so much,” Kecskes said.

“So what I’m observing or concluding from that, is that the students, as [they] learn to live with texting, and as [they] learn to work with this new technology, students learn that it’s appropriate for certain things and not appropriate for other things.” If Kecskes’ teaching experience is seen as an example of a larger trend in education, then students and society may be learning to better adapt to texting technology. And if that’s the case, texting might not be harmful, but rather helpful, to formal writing. “Texting is a pretty good medium to bring into the class,” Kecskes said. “Not for the reason of writing, but for the reasons of discussing how you have to learn different types of literacy in order to be literate at this point.” Informalities of texting don’t have to creep into formal writing if students learn about the differences. Ideally, students should know those differences before they go to college. And it’s up to educators to help students figure that out. So instead of condemning texting as the bane of formal writing, students should be taught about texting as soon as they are exposed to a cellphone. We could teach about texts as early as grade school. Texting is one distinctly different tool amongst the many different tools of writing. And if

texting is like a tool, or a different language as linguists claim, then what happens when someone uses that tool or speaks that language every day? They become more proficient at it. But how often do we young people actually have to use the tool or language of formal writing in our daily lives outside of school? Zilch. Texting can also be more than just a differentiator to informal writing. Consider this: How many times have you sent something that you immediately regretted because you wish you had said it better, or in a different way, with a different tone? Though texting may not necessarily build our formal writing skills, they most certainly make us think in the same ways in which successful writers need to think. Who is my audience? Who am I writing for? How would they receive this text? Is the tone too harsh? Should I take away the period? Maybe I soften it with a “LOL”? These are all things good texters think about. They’re also things good writers think about. Well, maybe not the “LOL” part.

ext talk. The name itself sounds stupid. And beware: It’s making you sound stupid too. Just one of the nicknames for the informal language that has emerged from text messaging, text talk is not only impacting how students write, but it’s hurting their ability to write formally. A study conducted by the Pew Internet, American Life Project BRI BOSAK and the National Commission on Writing found that in a national Bosak argues telephone poll of 700 youths ages to 17 and their parents, “64 perthat texting is 12 cent of teens admit that the breezy detrimental to shortcuts and symbols commonly students’ formal used in text messaging have appeared in their school assignwriting. ments.” Other studies have tried to argue that texting may actually enhance writing abilities because people are focusing on how to express themselves through the written word, but I don’t buy that. Part of learning how to express yourself through the written word involves knowing how to do so appropriately. Granted, I don’t believe it’s such a problem that the English language as we know it is on the verge of extinction. Trust me, there are too many of us grammar nazis floating around to let that

happen. But the decline of writing and grammar skills is cause for serious concern, especially as technology continues to reach younger audiences. Think about yourself in fourth grade for a minute. Personally, I can still remember learning the difference between an interrogative and declarative sentence, completing weekly spelling tests and being read a story after recess. Clearly, 10 year olds still have young, malleable minds. Common sense would tell me that if texting is the main form of writing that a child is exposed to on a consistent basis, then it is going to affect the writing skills he or she develops. And if you know anything about text talk, then rest assured that during the early education years, texting poses a huge threat to proper language development. Why, exactly, is it so detrimental? Besides the growing frequency in grammar and punctuation errors witnessed in classrooms, texting also conditions students to simple tenses and a limited vocabulary, according to a study by Ireland’s education commission. Not only that, but features like autocorrect make it easy for students to rely on their cellphones to know when to capitalize or where

to add punctuation, resulting in the informalities continuing to pop up in professional emails and formal school reports. And speaking of school reports, the formal voice means that the paper is written in a third-person narrative. The option to use different types of narrative voice is entirely foreign to text messaging, as it limits the author to shortened statements. Stifling creativity, these same choppy sentences later come through in school assignments and formal reports. Unfortunately, the prevalent one-line reply has trained the brain to process information that way, perhaps its most damaging effect. Text messaging has a blatant disregard for the complete, cohesive thought, inhibiting a student’s ability to think critically and form arguments. Writing is about being able to express an argument clearly as a complete thought with a beginning, middle and end. Yet, teachers are starting to notice a lack of depth in student’s writing. The supporting details and descriptive phrases that are key to well-written responses, essays and formal papers are missing. And what is to be said for the future of common writing practices? Also hurting critical think-

ing skills, texting throws habits like brainstorming and proofreading out of the window, two crucial parts of the writing process. With barely any knowledge of how to think about writing a formal paper and even less practice writing a proper one, it can almost be guaranteed that the work is not being proofread and corrected after completion. Nowadays, the writing process mimics the texting one. A student reads a text or prompt, types his or her response and hits send or submit, respectively. The advent of texting and other similar technologies has done what exactly technology is supposed to do: make lives easier. Channels of communication have never moved more quickly or efficiently than they have now. But the ease by which we can communicate has had a detrimental effect on the lessons we used to learn. As technology continues to advance, it would be a real shame to see some of our most basic skills decline.


Mike Chau can be reached at mike.chau@temple.edu or on Twitter @MichaelChau215.

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


from the gnawing worry that if you think you’re doing well, that means you did poorly before. It is a gauntlet that I, personally, never wish to relive. Besides the obvious criticism of the test’s sadism, the usual complaints against standardized tests – that it is an arbitrary way to evaluate students and that it disadvantages poor test-takers – are levied at the GRE’s just the same. To some degree, all of these complaints have their merits. But the counterpoint is equally as persuasive. Curriculum can vary

widely for undergraduates program to program. Standardized tests provide a way to level the playing field and evaluate everyone under the same set of circumstances. If the topic of discussion was the MCATs or LSATs, I would absolutely agree. Those tests are subject-focused. Sure, the LSATs don’t test on jurisprudence, but they test the overall critical thinking abilities that are a requisite to succeeding in law school and beyond. And the MCATs look for just the sort of scientific minds


“Culturally, we tend to associate leadership with extroversion and attach less importance to judgment, vision and mettle. We prize leaders who are eager talkers over those who have something to say. In 2004, we praised George W. Bush because we wanted to drink a beer with him. Now we criticize President Obama because he won’t drink one with us.”

Susan Cain

On nytimes.com in “Must great leaders be gregarious?”

“Oh, no. In the precincts of America’s Most High, the worst evil done yesterday was Mitt Romney daring to broach the subject [of the attacks on U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya] and use it to criticize President Obama’s foreign policy.”

John Podhoretz

On foxnews.com in “Liberal media lash out at Romney for daring to criticize Obama”

“Having created a tourist district, with supposedly enhanced public-safety measures, Christie should go beyond encouraging people to lose their money gambling and bring a major family entertainment venue to Atlantic City. That would be satisfying.”

Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Board On philly.com in “Atlantic City needs more than gambling, shopping”

“Elected officials govern with the consent of the governed. If there is a question of whether that consent was truly given, the credibility of our democratic system of government is called into question.”

Norm Coleman

GRE fails to offer accurate assessment or the uninitiated and lucky alike, the Graduate Record Exam is a standardized test a prospective graduate student is usually required to take. Think of it ZACK SCOTT like an advanced version of the SAT. Except, this test occurs enScott argues the tirely in front of a computer And takes almost four GRE isn’t a screen. hours to complete. And it adgood indicator of justs the level of difficulty based graduate school on how you’ve done in previous sections, creating an all-consumpotential. ing feeling of paranoia derived


that one would expect a doctor to have. Now consider who would need to take the GRE. Someone who is pursuing his or her masters in sociology and a Ph.D. hopeful in economics would both have to sign up. Two radically different subjects, yet both take the exact same test. That’s right. Everyone is tested in the same sections – verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing – without being tested on anything from a


On washingtontimes.com in “Voter ID laws preserve democracy”

“The awkward fact is that teaching in America has become a quasi bluecollar profession mostly shunned by top college graduates. Look around the world. The countries with the best education systems recruit from top graduates. Whether they belong to unions makes little difference.”

Richard Whitmire

on usatoday.com in “Teachers strike ending, but the struggle is not over”


“Do you think texting has affected the way students write?


“Absolutely, you lose a lot of the context of the words.”


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“Not for me personally since I don’t text that much, but I can see how it would for people that text constantly.” ASH SADTLER FRESHMAN | ART


“Yes...students get so used to texting a friend that when they go to email a professional person, they tend to act the same.” WILL KILLING SENIOR | CIVIL ENGINEERING



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I thought maybe the link I provided above would start some discussion. If the State distribution system is so inefficient, why is it prices have to go up in order for privatization to be revenue neutral for all the taxpayers? No state has ever realized equal revenue after they privatized, period. The Quinnpiac poll asked if you would privatize the stores in order to balance the state’s budget. Sale of the stores would never have brought in the cash needed to do that. Considering the current budget situation, would it be wise to risk further cuts to education, the arts, human services, etc. just to make a recreational drug more available? Would you as a state Rep. vote for a bill that risks much needed revenue just to make it easier to party? “Tuition’s going up, services are going down. At least I’m not a party pooper. I’m Sen. Capt. Morgan, and I approve this message” I repeat, despite the perceived inefficiencies not one recently privatized state has increased its liquor dollar revenue.


Wow. Sounds like somebody got picked last in Dodge Ball! Sorry to be the one to tell you Joe, but Revenge of the Nerds was actually a work of fiction. Scholarship, Athletics, and an appreciation of the Arts have always been the hallmarks of a well-rounded education. It seems that the greater the effort and the higher the expectations are within an organization the more people celebrate their failings.


All students have access to Lynda.com through Blackboard, which provides free tutorials for any computer program imaginable. We do not need another gen-ed add costs to our already expensive tuition. Seriously, does anyone do any research before writing these articles?


Good article, I agree with everything you said-count me among the 69% who want to remove the state from wine and spirits sales altogether, and who has become very frustrated with a legislature that can’t even get this done with so much public support. Hopefully we get some more new members this year who aren’t owned by defenders of the status quo-the union and certain business interests who benefit from the current system.


Temple needs the green space! Will they also raise the founder’s garden to be at grade with the new green space that the demolition of Barton Hall will bring… I think that might make more use of the founder’s garden and make the green space feel even larger.


Great article. In privatizing liquor the state will release itself of all the cost such as land and capital yet still receive revenue from license fees and taxes.

GRE PAGE 5 chosen field. Let’s look at a simple example. Suppose, from the time you were little, you desperately wanted to grow up to be Indiana Jones. Right after a fedora and a whip, the third most important thing you would need is a doctorate in archaeology. You do exceptionally well in all your classes and build excellent relationships with your professors. You have a great personal statement, academic statement and writing sample. All that’s left is to sit down and bang out the GRE. So you show up, only to find that not a single question on the test concerns dinosaur bones or Arks of the Covenant. Instead, you’re being questioned on what “loquacious” means and the rules of combinations and permutations. Tragically, you don’t do as well as you expected. Meanwhile, there is another student who didn’t do quite as well as you in their archaeology classes, but nailed that one question where the two answers were whimsical and capricious. This person now gets a spot in your program of choice, despite never even seeing “The Last Crusade.” And, make no mistake, they really are that important. When a student gets to the point where he or she is seriously considering graduate school, chances are it is during

late sophomore or junior year. Maybe even senior year. By that point, your GPA is mostly set. You may be able, through hard work, to raise it a few hundredths of a point. But significant fluctuations aren’t likely to happen. In that case, since improvements to your GPA aren’t likely to be massive, the best way to increase your chances at acceptance or feasibility is to perform spectacularly on the GRE’s. Now, it would be misleading to continue without mentioning that there are subject tests available. So, if you’re interested in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, literature in English, mathematics, physics or psychology, congratulations. You get to take a test that will actually attempt to measure the knowledge that is useful to you in your future career. Otherwise, the person sitting next to you could be trying to pursue a degree in a field on the complete opposite spectrum from you. And yet you’ll both be taking the same test. In other words, that makes about as much sense as asking a political scientist what the length of a diagonal of a cube with a surface area of 54 is. Zack Scott can be reached at zack.scott@temple.edu.

Pinterest is unfamiliar territory for men


h, the wonderful world of Pinterest. My girlfriend is on it, my aunt is on it and even my mother is on it. Although she likes to call it “Pininterest.” But what is it? It’s develTJ CREEDON oped a reputation for being very Creedon details “Girls only: No boys allowed.” Naturally, nothing could make his foray into me want to explore the website Pinterest and its more. I really didn’t have incompatibility highNow, hopes going into this, as with men. the only things I’ve seen posted from Pinterest were crafts and recipes. But I decided to go for it anyway. I clicked the signup button and carefully avoided logging in with my Facebook or Twitter account to save me some public embarrassment. To protect my identity, I chose a discreet username: manlyman09. I felt it important to assert myself as maybe the sole testosterone-

producing member of the Pinterest community. I was then directed to a page of pictures and told to click the things that interested me. There were pictures of flowers, food, crafts and cute animals. Essentially, exactly what I expected to see. But I kept scrolling down the page until I started to see things that I liked: Batman, a few memes, pizza and a really interesting infographic of Civil War facts. You know, “manly” stuff. After that, I was thrown into the abyss of pins, as they would say. The website used the pictures that I selected to suggest people already on Pinterest for me to follow. Much like Twitter, whenever someone that you follow posts something – or pins it – it shows up in your feed. You then look through the pins and repin the pins that you like onto your pinboard. Pins. I was also able to look at

all of the most current pins by category. So I wandered into the movies category, then the geek section – filled with “Doctor Who” and Harry Potter pins. I peeked in the sports section, which just turned out to be pictures of Ryan Lochte without his shirt on. The last straw was when I checked out the most popular pins: pictures of diamond rings, a list of country wedding songs and lots of pictures of babies. That solidified it. Pinterest is not for men. Don’t get me wrong – there are a few guys that would really like Pinterest: one that loves to cook or bake, one that is an elementary school teacher, or one that is actively involved planning a wedding come to mind. But the average Joe is not going to find much that he can really enjoy on any given day in the Pinterest universe. The website seems to be

aimed directly at brides-tobe, teachers and stay-at-home moms. Pinterest is great for killing time. And, given the proper level of boredom, I could see myself or any other average college guy browsing through hundreds of pins just to find a few interesting ones. It’s a great way to waste a few hours – just not every single day. Upon casually mentioning my expedition to my female friends, they were very excited that I had succumbed. But when they figured out that I wasn’t really enjoying it, they got weirdly defensive. They said that it is so much fun to get decorating, outfit and party ideas. They mentioned that there is an addon for Internet browsers that lets you pin things from any website. Then they told me to link my account to my Facebook so they can follow my boards. They really didn’t get that I

didn’t want anyone to know that I was using the site. At this point, I had completely given up. After deactivating my account, I can go back to doing all of the “manly” things the Internet has to offer, like tracing my lineage to see if I’m eligible to be in the Sons of the Awwmerican Revolution. If a lot of guys went on Pinterest and started pinning awesome “guy stuff,” then I would be all over it. But as it stands, Pinterest is, and probably will remain, a girls-only zone. TJ Creedon can be reached at tcreedon@temple.edu or on Twitter @teejcreed.

Stopping outdoor shelters no picnic



Stansbury argues that Mayor Nutter’s stance against outdoor feeding shelters is the right one to take.

n Philadelphia’s total population of 1,536,471, more than 400,000 people “experience food insecurity at any given time,” according to an official task force report given to Mayor Michael Nutter. The First Congressional District of Pennsylvania, which includes South and Central Philadelphia, has one of the highest hunger rates in the country, ranking fourth in 2011 according to a yearly report issued by the Food Research and Action Center. This inability to feed residents represents a flaw in the system and, by extension, how feeding programs are handled. In April, Nutter sought to change the system to rectify its flaws for the sake of the progress some crave. Nutter put a ban on the outdoor feeding of the homeless in order to move these services

indoors. He was then slammed with a series of legal battles in which his action was revoked and then reimplemented again. In response to this event, he assembled a task force to comparatively research the outdoor feeding stations. Ultimately, it was concluded from the task force that in the dogfight of outdoor vs. indoor, indoor was the winner. Indoor feeding shelters are more effective in the sense that they have the capacity to serve more people. End of argument, right? Wrong. Nutter is still continually defending his position on this issue that, quite frankly, I believe is completely correct. Just let the homeless be fed indoors. In the report issued by the task force, a majority of participants preferred indoor feeding stations because they favored environments in which they felt safe, protected and valued.

The task force also states that at an indoor feeding station, about 1,859 meals are served per day. Also, with increased resources, they have the potential to serve 50 percent more than they already provide. Outdoor feeding stations only serve in the range of 33 to 129 people per meal. Clearly, it is safe to assume that if the money that was originally funneled into these outdoor stations was moved indoors instead, more of the homeless residents of the city would have been fed and provided for. As well as assembling information on the differences between feeding venues, the report contains information on how to move forward after the ban. Step one is to open more indoor feeding venues. Step two concerns providing additional funding and enlisting the help of extra volunteers. Step three

is to better communicate where the feeding stations are located and step four is to provide better services. If these steps are followed, it is evident that Nutter’s decision will result in great progress for the hungry. However, some are still adamant in sticking with old perspectives, arguing that the outdoor stations provide a community for the homeless and a surrogate home for them to enjoy. But the outdoor feedings simply do not provide enough stable service to remain open. What these non-believers must remember is that in order for the state of things to improve, sacrifices must be made. How about a real-life scenario? “When I was homeless on the streets on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, I conditioned myself to one meal a day because I knew food would be limited,”

one survey participant said. I challenge any of you who argue that the outdoor feedings should remain to reconsider. As a city we all must put our faith in the changes that must be made for the betterment of those less fortunate than ourselves. Do not hold onto the past simply because it’s what is familiar. Progress needs to happen. Philadelphians need to get on board. If you get to enjoy food indoors, why can’t the homeless do the same? Cindy Stansbury can be reached at cindy.stansbury@temple.edu.

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‘Rudy’ shares story on Main Campus Daniel Ruettiger inspires students during a recent stop on Main Campus.

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tudents and faculty alike packed Tomlinson Theater on Sept. 12 to hear one of sport’s greatest underdog stories. Temple was the latest stop on Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger’s book tour promoting his autobiography, “Rudy: My Story.” Ruettiger is the man behind the film “Rudy.” For those who haven’t seen the iconic movie, “Rudy” showed the undersized Ruettiger’s hard work to overcome marginal grades and athletic ability to work his way into University of Notre Dame, and onto its prestigious football team. Ruettiger graduated from Joliet Catholic High School and later served in the United States

Navy. Ruettiger credited his time in the Navy with inspiration. “[The Navy] changed my whole attitude. It gave me the confidence to think about better things,” he said. After getting out of the Navy, Ruettiger spent two years getting his grades up at Holy Cross College. He eventually gained admissions to Notre Dame and a spot on the football team’s practice squad. Ruettiger, the former boxer who claims to have been only 180 pounds at the time, worked hard on the practice field. Finally, he was chosen to dress for the last game of his senior season, culminating with a sack in the last play of his only game with the Irish. Before sitting down for a book signing, Ruettiger spoke about his journey, the perseverance that it took and how the students in that very room could

also succeed. After a short clip showing a trailer of the 1993 film he inspired and an introduction from faculty member Raymond Coughlin, Rudy took the floor to chants of “Rudy, Rudy,” reminiscent of one of the most memorable scenes in the history of sports cinema. He started off with a nod to Philadelphia’s own underdog, talking about the inspiration he drew from Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” series. After paying homage to a local hero, he swiftly transitioned to talking about his early days. Ruettiger was born as one of 14 children into a house in Joliet, Ill., that was encompassed around the New York Yankees, Green Bay Packers and, most of all, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He talked about his days as an adolescent, discussing how he dreamed of being whatever

he wanted. Those dreams ended one day in fifth grade when, instead of studying presidents, a young Rudy watched his beloved Yankees, leaving him unprepared for class. “You’re excited about the

“You’ll get the drive if you have the want.” Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger

ballgame, not about the presidents,” Ruettiger said. After missing a question about his studies, his teacher replied, “Go

sit in the back of the room – that’s where you belong.” “That’s the day I quit dreaming,” Ruettiger said. Ruettiger was never a great student, doing poorly on important exams his freshman year, placing him on a slower learning curve. He said his scores reflected that he was a “dummy.” Years later, it was discovered that Ruettiger suffered from dyslexia. Ruettiger quit dreaming for a long time, right up until he joined the Navy, he said. His talk spanned everywhere from invitations to the White House to back to back home runs from Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, but he always returned to a main theme: Everyone has the ability to do something, they just have to go out and do it.



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Temple alumnus Michael Ferrence, hopes to break into writing with his self-published novel “Realigned.” Ferrence is also a musician and special needs teacher. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN

I’ve lived. My parents split when I was younger, so that’s kind of where that element came from. They actually didn’t get divorced [and] they’re still together, but there was a time when I was young where that happened. I knew I wanted to write a book and that popped into my head, so I started from there and then it went off on its own as I wrote it.

Michael Ferrence Temple alumnus has become a self-published author.

LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ Living Editor Temple alumnus Michael Ferrence, who received his masters in education in 2008, recently self-published his book “Realigned” through Amazon. Ferrence’s book follows the story of Sam, a man whose longtime girlfriend abruptly leaves with their son, which causes him to become completely lost and move back in with his father. A Renaissance man, Ferrence is an avid musician, teacher and writer looking to find a way to combine all of his skills and continue to “create and circulate.”


Michael Ferrence: It’s a combination of a twist of things that


MF: I was working at The Center for Autism, which is with preschool-age kids on the autism spectrum, and I always wanted to teach, even [in] undergraduate school [at Kutztown University] I thought about it. I ended up getting a degree in psychology so the whole time I’ve been kind of interested in teaching. While I was at the center, I explored different opportunities to go to different schools and Temple seemed to be a really good fit.


MF: It’s actually pretty interesting. One of my friends, I went to his wedding and talked to a couple friends of friends there and two of them actually worked at The Center for Autism. I had a degree in psychology so that was pretty fitting and my dad worked with adults that had special needs so it was kind of right up my alley and something I was interested in. I spoke with the friends at the wedding and they said, “Why don’t you apply here? We’ve been working here for a few years and it’s a good place to get your foot in the door.” I applied in September [2005] and ended up working there in January of 2006.


MF: Since then, I went to Temple, got my degree in education with certification in special education. I’ve been teaching learning support in the School District of Philadelphia since March 2008, which is with kids who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities. So I’m still involved with the special needs population very much so, just not with autism anymore.


MF: I wrote the book back in 2005 over a course of a few months. I tried to get the book published at the time via traditional means, which was more trying to reach out to literary agents. I tried sending out unsolicited letters to various publishers and then I didn’t get anywhere with it. Over time I decided I have all these songs written, a book and all these stories written so at the beginning of this year I decided I’m going to create and circulate – that was my New Year’s resolution. I have so much stuff – I want to make more and now get it off of my hard drive or out of my head and get it out to people. As far as [“Realigned,”] I got it self published and it’s in the Amazon Kindle store right now. This summer I couldn’t teach the summer program I usually do so I spent my time editing and updating my book.


MF: I think I’ve been developing over the years a more entrepreneurial mindset. That’s one thing I love about teaching because it offers you the autonomy to do a lot of things at least within the boundaries of what you’re good in. I would eventually like to move in the direction of combining education, music, a strong literacy and writing program. I’ve thought of things as far out as starting my own school, which may or may not evenr happen, but they’re all ideas I’ve had. If not, at least having [my skills] engrained and embedded in a more systematic way because I feel it’s more beneficial to everyone that way. Luis Fernando Rodriguez can be reached at luis.fernando@temple.edu.

A cappella on main campus enjoys increased popularity With the biggest number of students auditioning for the four Temple a cappella groups, there seems to be little stopping the music. LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ Living Editor Like a well-oiled, finely tuned machine, a cappella groups require similar finesse when harmonizing on their carefully arranged numbers. Italian for “in the manner of the church,” a cappella is the name for music sung by a group without the aid of instruments. All of the music behind the main vocals is provided by members ooh-ing, ah-ing, manipulating their vocal chords and even beatboxing. Temple is home to four a cappella groups: Broad Street Line, the only all-male group; Singchronize, the only all-female group; OwlCappella, a coed group on Main Campus and Low Key, a coed show choir. For the students in these groups, a cappella is more than just about the music – it’s about the community that comes along with sharing the same passion. “We’re all very close knit and I think we all just really love to sing,“ said Virginia Laskowski, a junior public relations major and the president of Singchronize. “A lot of times it’s nice to have groups [that offer variety]. Our a cappella group isn’t all music students – I’m not a music student. So it’s nice for all of us to come together and have an outlet for something we’re all very passionate about.” The camaraderie between the groups extended to auditions,

which all of the groups planned to have the same week in order to give potential members the option of auditioning for as many groups as they wanted. “We were pitching other people’s auditions and we were all working together,” said Kevin Chemidlin, a junior computer science major and president of OwlCappella.


At the heart of Temple’s a cappella community is Singchronize, the oldest group on campus, founded in 2002. The repertoire of this group has recently included “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child and “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen. Singchronize was able to perform at a Phillies game during the summer and in the past has also had the opportunity to sing at other professional Philadelphia sports teams’ games and secured gigs to sing at weddings. To commemorate its 10-year anniversary, Laskowski hopes to contact past members of Singchronize to have a reunion concert. “We’re trying to get a group of alumni together to do a combined song and then a song of their own because really, we wouldn’t be here without the alumni,” Lasksowski said. “Broad Street Line and Singchronize have always been close, just because until [two years ago] we were the only a cappella groups. OwlCapella and Low Key have created themselves in the last couple of years, but as a new a cappella group

comes, we welcome them into the TU a cappella circle,” she said.


Founded one year after Singchronize in 2003, Broad Street Line has been one of the most active groups on social media, posting constant videos of performances and producing a YouTube video promoting their auditions. The most viewed video on the Broad Street Line’s YouTube account, with almost 26,000 views, is their rendition of “Otherside” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Ryan Carlin, a sophomore music education major and vice president of Broad Street Line, said what sets the group apart from other groups is the energy of its performances and the variety of the members’ repertoire. “We do stuff that people wouldn’t necessarily think of an a cappella group doing,” Carlin said. “We rocked out to Sum 41’s ‘Fat Lip’ but then did a Josh Groban lullaby [in the same set].” Other songs, which also have popular Broad Street Line renditions, are “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake, “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Disney’s “Mulan” and “The Cave” by Mumford and Sons. Broad Street Line’s plans for the upcoming year include raising enough funds to tour various colleges, releasing a CD that could eventually lead to a chance of making it into BOCA, the Best of Col-


Virginia Laskowski, president of Singchronize, warms up with fellow group members before auditions begin. Singchronize is the oldest a cappella group at Temple and the only all-female group. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN

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Flugtag brings flights to Philly Crowds gathered on the Delaware River for Red Bull’s Flugtag Philadelphia. JENELLE JANCI A&E Editor


Former student hired by Ramsay after ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ win Former Temple student Christina Wilson was named the winner of “Hell’s Kitchen” on Sept. 11, earning herself a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Las Vegas. JENELLE JANCI A&E Editor


hey say that less is more – and for Christina Wilson, her value of simplicity may have been her biggest help in becoming the winner of “Hell’s Kitchen.” “You don’t always have to make it complex,” Wilson said about her cooking strategy. “And I’m not that way. All the people that know me know I’m fairly simple.” Wilson graduated from high school in Phillipsburg, N.J. She first attended West Chester University before transferring to Temple. After completing

some coursework at Temple, she worked at Lolita on South 13th Street before “Hell’s Kitchen” came calling. Besides the title of champion, Wilson earned a head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Las Vegas. Now she is working to complete an intense six-week training program before she becomes head chef – a detail that speaks volumes to Ramsay’s standards. “[Ramsay] is so thorough,” Wilson said. “The restaurant is so consistent. It’s been the most successful opening he’s had.” Wilson’s first training shift was Sept. 13. “Before my first shift, I had only been in Vegas for not even

48 hours,” Wilson said. Despite the speedy beginning of her new job, Wilson still exudes the same confidence that steered her to victory throughout the competition. “I think [my new coworkers] were kind of expecting me not to really know what I was doing,” Wilson said. “I worked under one of the sous chefs last night and I think I kind of surprised him [by] asking appropriate questions. I think I’m starting to prove myself already.” Never one to complicate things, Wilson’s simplistic nature is proving to be the best strategy in coworker chemistry. “I think they’re professionals, and I let my professional-

ism lead my way. It worked out nice,” Wilson said. Since her on-air victory, rest has been elusive to Wilson. “I haven’t really gotten more than four hours of sleep since the two days before the [Sept. 11] finale,” Wilson said. Seventeen-hour days are fairly common to Wilson postfinale. Regardless of her sleep deprivation, Wilson is ecstatic to be relieved of the secret of her victory. Because the show was previously filmed, Wilson was only allowed to tell a few individuals of her success until Sept. 11.


Fashion moves forward

The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator teaches more than just design to its designers-in-residence.

Throughout the program, the designers are taught how to create and grow their brands. Through mentoring with local shop The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, owners, fashion industry insiders and finana program setup to mentor up-and-coming cial analysts, among others, they are learndesigners, has been making an impact on ing to not only grow as designers, but also the industry, allowing the four designers-in- as entrepreneurs. In the six months since the Philadelresidence to receive the guidance they need phia Fashion Incubator program began, in order to be successful. the designers – Autumn Kietponglert, KaiWith the Macy’s fashion show in contlyn Doherty, Melissa D’ Agostino and the junction with the Philadelphia Collection self-taught duo of Latifat Obajinmi and fast approaching, the deMoriamo Johnson – have signers participating in the met industry insiders who program – designers-in-reshave inspired andw assisted idence – at Macy’s Center them to continue with their City are showing what they creative visions, as well as have learned in the first half learn the business side of of the Philadelphia Fashion the industry in order to sucIncubator program, which cessfully foster their own made its launch in March. brands. “We are committed to “We went up to New supporting emerging fashYork to speak to Fern Malion designers in Philadelphia lis, who is the founder of by giving [the designersElissa Bloom /executive director New York Fashion Week in-residence] resources and and she was the head of the support, mentoring, business Council of Fashion Designworkshops, anything that can help them to ers of America for over 10 years,” Kietponfurther launch their businesses in Philadelphia,” Elissa Bloom, executive director of glert, designer of Heartless Revival, said. “That was sort of a landmark. Just to have the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, said. Not only does the program help foster someone who is such a powerful and influthe creative talents of the designers accepted ential woman in her industry made a huge into the program, but it teaches the design- impact.”


“We are

committed to supporting emerging fashion designers in Philadelphia.

ers more than just the creative aspects.



Columnist Victoria Marchiony becomes familiar with the weeknight crowd at the Arts Garage. A&E DESK 215-204-7416

Autumn Kietponglert of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Program continues construction on a piece. | ABI REIMOLD TTN


The United Nations’ International Day of Peace spreads its message with Peace Day Philly. ARTSandENTERTAINMENT@TEMPLE-NEWS.COM

Usually throwing large objects into the Delaware River is frowned upon. However, Red Bull’s Flugtag Philadelphia celebrated it. Flugtag, pronounced “floog-tog” and German for “flying day,” was created in Australia, Red Bull’s country of origin, in 1992. Teams of no more than five people build human-powered aircrafts to be pushed off of a ramp into a body of water. Before take off, they must perform a skit to music that incorporates the theme of their aircraft. Teams are judged based upon three criteria ­– flight distance, creativity and showmanship. “It’s interesting what causes people to gather together in these times. It seems to be these crazy, entertaining events,” said Max Finkel of Philadelphia, a first-time Flugtag attendee. After an opening performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” three Red Bull Air Force members parachuted from a helicopter floating over the Delaware. Two landed perfectly on the ramp and the other, with a kayak attached, landed skillfully in the Delaware. Naturally, the participants were as fun-loving as the nature of the event. Andrew Komito of Sicklerville, N.J., team member of “Boats N Bros,” pondered with his teammates what his aircraft would be named and themed for more than four nights. The group decided to take a break from brainstorming to watch “Step Brothers,” where they found inspiration in the movie’s song “Boats N Hoes.” “That’s it right there,” Komito said, dressed in all white duds and large gold chains. “Boats N Bros. I mean, we don’t have any girls.” Mike Studzienko of Allentown, Pa., contributed to his team’s aircraft, Drink Philly’s “Hindenfirkin,” by applying his career as an engineer. “I didn’t bother designing a landing craft because I don’t think we’re going to land,” Studzienko said before take off. “We’re just going to float over. We haven’t decided whether we are going to go over the bridge or under it.” The aircraft’s name is a combination of “Hinden,” an homage to the Hindenburg blimp, and “firkin,” meaning keg – explaining the keg attached to a blimp. Regardless of what the team would have liked to include in their aircraft, the keg was not real. “Trust me, we asked,” Studzienko said. Although the Hindenfirkin didn’t fly far enough to earn a trophy, other aircrafts had better luck. Finkel’s friends in “New Kids on the Dock” took home the first-place trophy. After a performance of the iconic “Han-


FRESH PICKS, p. 11 Brianna McGrody explores Philly’s farmers markets.




‘Hells Kitchen’ winner begins Las Vegas job

Arts Garage entertains with weekday events


t seems as though the theme of my life for the past two VICTORIA MARCHIONY years has been, “go Parked with the flow, you have Columnist Victoria no control anyway.” This message has been Marchiony chats reinforced repeatedly by with Arts Garage reminders from the uniin life-altering and weeknight regulars. verse insignificant situations alike. Another humbling smack in the face came this week when I showed up at the Arts Garage for what I thought would be an open-mic event that turned out to be a Wednesday night happy hour. With my article deadline 24 hours away, I decided to take advantage of the mellow atmosphere and talk to the Arts Garage regulars to learn the scene. As hindsight bias would have it, the universe knows what it’s doing and I’m very grateful that I got the opportunity to interview certain people – like the bartender – who would have either been inaudible or simply too busy to chat with me on a different night. Here’s how it went down. Because my bike currently has a broken gear, I didn’t feel comfortable making a nighttime trip to 16th Street and Ridge Avenue, even though it’s a quick ride from Main Campus. Instead, I convinced my roommate to take the subway to Fairmount Avenue with me and walk the two blocks to the venue. The weather was absolutely perfect: a cool, clear, end-ofsummer kind of warm that’s somehow more comfortable than any temperature-controlled indoor space. When we turned the corner to the Arts Garage, I immediately smelled fire – presumably from the kitchen – which is always a good omen for me. The patio had high-top tables set up as I had seen in daylight, but now

it was illuminated with white Christmas lights and hip-hop was pulsing out through the open door to the bar. The owner, Ola Solanke, was sitting outside working on his computer and overseeing the festivities, checking up on the crowd and staff almost like an elementary school teacher overseeing sustained silent reading. Only if SSR was a dance party and your elementary school teacher owned a nightclub. We walked inside and saw about 30 people scattered between the bar, the DJ booth and the dance floor. All were well-dressed young adults, many looked like “artist types,” and most were African-American. One guy caught my attention almost immediately as he danced between groups, greeting newcomers and having what seemed to be a great time. His name was Brandon Fountain, and I came to find out that he walks around like he owns the place because his brother has been the Arts Garage bartender for seven months, and he frequents the venue several times a week. He told me that for the most part, the happy hour scene consists of regulars – hence his familiarity with everyone – who are “really friendly,” but that the real magic happens on the weekends. “Saturday nights get packed,” he said. “They had a party here that was one of the best nights of my life.” Francisco B-T, a tattooed artist with crystal gauges and a septum piercing whom I caught up with as he exited the Arts Garage bartending class, reiterated tales of the wild atmosphere. “It gets crazy fun and sweaty,” he said. “The dance floor upstairs has really great wood.” Apparently, epic parties are an Arts Garage trademark. Francisco told me about an event where artists had 12 hours to complete paintings for a

prize while onlookers drank and socialized, which ended in a dance party. Fountain had similar stories peppered with anecdotes of live music and electrifyingly high energy. “We were passing the hookah around, drinks were flowing – it’s always a great time,” Fountain said. Images of dancing crowds coming together for the sole purpose of having a fabulous time flooded my vision as I looked around the thinly populated dance floor and I realized that I was lucky to have this moment of calm before the storm. I contemplated what makes a party great. What’s different about a good party and a bad party? I realized that it’s all about atmosphere. A friend of mine has said, “Drugs don’t work if the setting isn’t right.” What she means is, alcohol alone isn’t going to make a room full of hostile people magically fun. What makes partying great is when you’re in good company with friends – or strangers – who give you the permission to let loose and have a great time. That’s a huge part of what the Arts Garage offers. Not only is it a space for individuals to exhibit their artwork, which is vulnerable enough, but it’s a place where others come to support that expression. Mike articulated it perfectly when I asked him what his favorite thing about the venue is. “Everybody’s welcome, everybody’s family,” he said. The warmth at the Arts Garage had nothing to do with the perfect weather – it was the openness and clear intention to unwind and have a nice time that was pervasive in the air that night. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to next weekend. Victoria Marchiony can be reached at vmarchiony@temple.edu.

WILSON PAGE 9 “It’s honestly such a relief,” “My roots are very deep in Wilson said. “It was really dif- New Jersey and Philadelphia,” ficult for me because, you know, Wilson said. “I know how we I can only tell people that are my eat, and I think we’ve all taken ‘people people.’ You know, the a look around at the people in people that I would trust with Philly. We’re all a little bit husmy life. And essentially, I did. ky. I tended to cook that way Because if any one of those five – slow and low and a little bit or six people leaked, I would heavier.” lose my pride and everything Although her background I worked for and it would by is anything but Pacific, Wilson default go to [runner-up] Justin drew inspiration from Philadel[Antiorio].” phia summers to cater to a West Although Wilson was re- Coast palette. lieved after the finale, her cu“I just pictured myself on riosity about what people were a 100-degree Philly day,” Wilsaying online grew – and she son said. “What would I want to didn’t like everything she saw. have? What would be refreshing “It was a little bittersweet, for me? I just wanted to stay true that first night to my heart.” after the finale Staying true aired,” Wilson to herself seems said. “I tried to to be a vital asstay offline. If pect in Wilson’s I get five posilife. Wilson’s in tive comments, and out of kitchthere’s always en personas are one negative meshed with the comment.” same intention – H o w e v e r, to provide comRamsay offered fort. some words of “Most peoChristina Wilson / Hell’s Kitchen wisdom regardple that know me winner ing dealing with know that I give those in opposireally great hugs tion. and you can call me at three in “I was lucky enough to the morning and I’ll listen to meet [Ramsay] on set that day,” you cry your heart out. And I Wilson said. “He gave me such a feel the same way with cooking. big hug and he said, ‘Darling, if I’m always going to do my best that’s what they’re saying about to give you a little bit of comfort you, what do you think they say in my food. “ about me?’” Wilson’s clean logic and Ramsay also assured Wil- self-confidence are undisguisson by saying he’s confident able. he made the right decision by “I never meet people trying choosing her, she said. Wilson’s to impress them,” Wilson said. passion and sense of self were “I’m trying to be myself. And prominent throughout the entire I feel the same way with cookcompetition, down to the last ing. I’m not trying to impress meal. Her strategy for the final you. I’m trying to give you a rechallenge? To “put her heart out ally great meal so you can walk on the plate,” as she said on the away and say, ‘I’m really glad finale. that I sat down at the table toFor Wilson, that meant to night.’” stay true to her East Coast roots Jenelle Janci can be reached at while keeping a West Coast jenelle.janci@temple.edu. menu in mind.

“I’m always

going to do my best to give you a little bit of comfort in my food.

Patrick Wolf

London musician Patrick Wolf makes a change from his usual electronica to an acoustic tour. music? Patrick Wolf: It comes from making the album, “Sundark and Riverlight.” [The album] is basically The phrase “singer-songwriter” stripped down and acoustic reworking might bring forth images of a semiof songs. I also have always wanted talented young man singing love songs to do a world tour, where [there are] to a crowd of girls, but Patrick Wolf is grand pianos and other musicians. It is more than just the typical singer-songreally a lovely way to see the world and writer on a guitar. write. It’s also an easy way for people In fact, the 29-year-old’s shows to ask me questions and for me to see are often like experiencing an orchespress, so it’s a lot more laid back and tra. The London native features multiintimate than a big band show. ple instruments – from a ukulele, harp, TTN: With “Sundark and Rivand electronic samplings to a viola – in erlight” written about darker matehis creative and sometimes theatrical rial and optimism, respectively, do performances, with a backing band to you feel a stronger tie to either one? support his musical needs. PW: No, because I think it’s the In the 10 years since becoming way the tracks worked out. prominent as a It is a yin and yang – a light singer, Wolf’s and dark. I think it’s well-balsound has anced the way it is. spanned genres TTN: Your electronic all across the shows are normally high enboard, from pop ergy, with an assortment of to classical. musicians and sounds. How In his newest do you keep the acoustic venture, the singshows energetic as well? er has stripped PW: It’s a different Patrick Wolf / musician down his works technique. Some people say into a more inacoustic is a far more intense show timate set in smaller venues for his than the ones that have 12 costume performance anniversary. Wolf will be changes and the full band. [Acoustic] is playing at World Cafe Live today, Sept. also very rhythmic as well, with play18. ing the harp and stuff, so it’s not a slow, The Temple News: What made long, boring rhythmic show. I’ve been you choose to do a set of acoustic to a few of those in my time. My show shows for your 10th anniversary of


“The way I get

by mentally, emotionally and spiritually is to write songs.

Patrick Wolf will be bringing his unique music across the pond from London when he plays World Cafe Live today, Sept. 18. Wolf has also opened for Amy Winehouse in Philadelphia. | COURTESY SAGA SIG is a lot more intimate and upbeat. TTN: Could you see yourself creating music for another 10 years? PW: Oh, totally. [The music] is like chapters of my life. It’s a lot open now and I’m more comfortable writing. I [write] pretty much every day. TTN: What keeps you inspired and causes you to keep making albums? PW: It’s not for money and it’s not for fame. It’s basically because I write so much. The way I get by mentally, emotionally and spiritually is to write songs and put them into an album format. It’s just something that’s so intuitive to me now that I’m quite unable to stop. TTN: Your songs definitely have a story-telling element to them. Do you consider yourself foremost a musician or a storyteller? PW: I would say both. I think sometimes I write stories to music and sometimes I write music to a narrative. So I think when it comes together on

a Patrick Wolf record, it’s a mixture of music and narrative. Sometimes I’m writing stories and sometimes I’m telling people what’s going on in my life. TTN: Out of all the places you’ve toured at, which has been your favorite? PW: Hands down I would say Russia and Poland. In a way, Poland has come out of communism just recently so they are still really excited about music. In that way, some songs I sing in London, the [fans] are really blasé about, but that message might really speak to people in Poland. But you get that from many places around the world. TTN: You play to some pretty big audiences in Europe and in London in particular, but you are lesser known in the U.S. What do you like about playing shows in America? How do the crowds differ? PW: I think it varies from state to state. It’s not all the audience, it varies how I am. As well, in America they

have my music on jukeboxes and they don’t have that in Europe, so maybe I am better known in some places here than where I am from. TTN: You are playing at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia today. What do you like about playing in the Philadelphia area? PW: Well, I’ve been there three times for shows. I opened for [Amy] Winehouse in Philadelphia as well, so I do have an emotional tie to the city. [So far] I’ve really only come in for the afternoon sound check and left, and unfortunately, that’s how a lot of tours work. So really all I get to experience is the audience a lot of times. Hopefully this time I will have more than a couple hours. Danielle Miess can be reached at danielle.miess@temple.edu.




Peace Day Philly echoes global goal of harmony The United Nations’ International Day of Peace comes to Philadelphia with Peace Day Philly at Love Park on Sept. 21. SIENNA VANCE The Temple News Although the United Nations’ International Day of Peace has a worldwide goal in mind, Peace Day Philly is bringing the efforts to a local level on Sept. 21. In hopes of moving toward a “culture of peace,” the U.N. adopted a day of ceasefire and non-violence in November 1981. Then, because of its growing popularity, a second resolution was made by the Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilder, to establish Sept. 21 as a specific day to celebrate peace annually. This International Day of Peace – or Peace Day – is observed worldwide in a myriad of countries, states and now Philadelphia. Peace Day Philly is remarkable in itself not only because of its volunteer initiative in Philadelphia neighborhoods, but also because of its involvement with college students, organizations, musicians and even Mayor Michael Nutter. “An individual can really

make a difference,” Peace Day Philly coordinator Lisa Parker said. “People need to be active in all levels – personal, local and global.” This idea of activism relates to the U.N.’s theme of a “sustainable people, and a sustainable future” for Peace Day this year. At Love Park on Sept. 21, people of diverse backgrounds will gather to uplift this motto. More than four dozen Philadelphia sponsors will help usher in Peace Day Philly for its second year at Love Park. Being sustainable conveys that people should always keep accordance with one another no matter what, nonetheless, sustaining harmony. According to the U.N., world peace is a goal that can eventually be attainable. “People talk themselves out of the process of world peace because they feel like it is something too big to accomplish,” Parker said. “We need to focus on the small ‘P’ first in order to work toward the big ‘P.’” The big “P” that Parker

refers to is the U.N.’s dream local publicity for this event, of global peace. Moreover, she especially among the collegiate said that everyone needs to co- communities.” operate at the personal and loLike Pagano, Parker becal level before they progress lieves that the youth are an estoward it on a worldwide scale. sential part for Peace Day Philly. Peace Day Philly supports “We’re hoping that next this idea because of its involve- year we’ll have a youth comment with the mittee,” Parker local commusaid. “The nity. According youth can moto Parker, about bilize quickly, 50 or more orway more than ganizations are adults.” sponsoring Philly Although Peace Day for Peace Day free. A notable Philly dreams one is Drexel of this commitUniversity’s Oftee, it is still Lisa Park / Peace Day Philly fice of Internamaking efforts coordinator tional Programs, to connect with which did a young people cupcake war for and college stupeace to show dents through the impact of violence in soci- social media. Ultimately, this is ety last year. somewhat responsible for how “This is the second year that Peace Day Philly, and its staple Drexel has been doing Peace image of a large white dove Day Philly,” Kate Pagano, an hovering in front of the city, has employee in Drexel’s Office of developed locally. International Programs, said. “Social media is wonder“We are trying to get as much ful,” Parker said. “Our Face-

“People need to

be active in all levels – personal, local and global.

book page has over 200 members so far and we just set up a Twitter account. We want everybody to tweet. If we could get four or five really connected people to spread the word to everybody, we could really double our members.” Parker emphasized the importance of having connections with people that can bring a diverse mixture of events to Peace Day Philly, and ultimately cater to a “mixed audience.” “We’re really encouraging people to come to the public health event and conversational panel discussions,” Pagano said about an activity that Drexel is running. “We’re really excited about that.” In addition to the Peace and Public Health Program, there are activities relating to the topics of music, non-violence and sports that will be taking place throughout the day. Like the conversational panels that Pagano discussed, many of the events try to bond people together by sharing their ideas peacefully.

Farmers markets provide local options

BRIANNA McGRODY Food for Thought

Columnist Brianna McGrody discusses farmers markets close to Main Campus.


ne of the most frustrating parts of trying to eat healthy on a college campus is finding fresh produce. I’d rather give up and indulge in Insomnia Cookies’ deliciousness than search the entire campus for a piece of fruit that actually appears appetizing. While produce on Main Campus can be found, the pickings are slim. You can try and find a ripe piece of fruit at Johnson & Hardwick cafeteria, but don’t push your luck. Or, perhaps, you prefer shopping for produce at 7-Eleven. I’m not judging. Fortunately, there are other options on or close to Main Campus. Farmers markets are one of my favorite places to go to when I need produce. Markets offer a variety of fruits and vegetables that are fresh and in season. They also help farmers and contribute to the local

economy. You won’t need to take the subway or walk very far to stop by the farmers market located on Cecil B. Moore Avenue between North Broad and 13th streets. The market, hosted by The Food Trust and the Office of Community Relations, is open every Thursday now through mid-November from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. I first visited the market on Sept. 6. I had my doubts before visiting. A farmers market on campus and so close to Broad Street didn’t seem appealing. But I was mistaken. As I approached the market, I immediately became pleased. The market had an assortment of produce as well as baked goods, flowers and jams all lined up in a row of tables under a tent. It reminded me of something you’d see in suburb of Philadelphia, not Philly itself. I decided to purchase a few tomatoes, which ended up being delicious. The sellers were friendly and helpful, offering advice on how to keep my tomatoes fresh and the best way to prepare them. They even had brochures on how to prepare produce and how to eat healthy in the city. The market has a lot to offer and is a great alternative for finding healthy produce on campus. Another great market not too far from Temple is the urban farm at Eighth Street and Poplar Avenue. The urban farm consists of a garden, open Tuesdays, March through December, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and farm stand where produce is sold every Wednesday, May through November, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The urban farm is hosted by a

program called Teens4Good, a program that turns vacant lots into green spaces with the help of young adults. Not only does Teens4Good bring fresh produce to the local community, it also allows young adults to learn farming, gardening and entrepreneurship skills. The garden, which opened in 2005, is lined with mosaic stepping stones and is filled with pretty flowers. While the urban garden is not as accessible as the market on campus, it is only a few minutes away by car. Thanks to my roommate, we drove to the urban farm on Sept. 6, after realizing I was insane for thinking we could walk. When we first pulled up, we were both impressed by the garden. Signs outside offered welcoming messages and specifics of what was being sold that day. I purchased fresh basil for only $1 and the worker informed us that they sell different things on different days. She also gave advice on how to prepare our basil and answered our questions to what some of the herbs were. The farm stand also had a large variety of peppers, tomatoes and herbs. If you can make a trip, you’ll be able to purchase affordable produce and help out a great program. Other notable farmers markets are a bit farther from campus, but the subway can get you there in a short period of time. For instance, if you take the subway to Center City you can visit Rittenhouse Farmers Market located on 18th and Walnut streets. The market is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays year-round

The Food Trust and Office of Community Relations hosts a farmers market on campus every Thursday now through mid-November from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. | TIMOTHY VALSHTIEN TTN

“Because of the amount of people, we are trying to incorporate different forms of peace…for different people,” Parker said. “Music [for example] is such a connector. People who would never get connected with each other in other situations can be jamming a concert together, just listening. Sports, too – you have to be respectful.” Whether it’s an African immigrant soccer game or the Intercultural Journey’s Peace Day Philly concert, this event has something to offer to anyone who wants to commit to a life of peace and non-violence. Peace Day should not just be one day of peace, “but people should practice it in their everyday lives [too],” Pagano said. Sienna Vance can be reached at sienna.vance@temple.edu.

Avicii brings his beats to Broad Street Sweedish musician Avicii performed at Liacouras Center for two hours. JOSEPH B. SCHAEFER The Temple News

The farmers market on Cecil B. Moore Avenue offers produce, baked goods, flowers and jams. | TIMOTHY VALSHTIEN TTN

from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. I took the subway to the market on Sept. 8. This farmers market offered than the others like fruits, vegetables, baked goods, eggs and meats. Both the market and the city were lively, only enhancing my experience. I plan on revisiting when the fall weather hits and picking up a few different things. If you are downtown, I recommend visiting Reading Terminal Market. Reading Terminal has a few farm stands that offer fresh produce, as well as organic and locally grown food seven days a week. You can get many healthy options at Reading Terminal. It has become a tradition that my roommates and I head to Reading Terminal for fresh food on Sundays. When I visited on Sept. 9, I made a point to check out the stands offering produce. There are so many options at Reading Terminal. My roommates and I purchased broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes and carrots from a few stands. There are so many options at the market, which makes it a fun experience. Even if you leave empty-handed, Reading Terminal is a place everyone should experience at least once. Remember, these are just a few of the farmers markets and farm stands close to cam-

pus. Depending on where you live or where you are willing to visit, you can find more markets online. Many websites offer a list of markets, where they are located and when they run. Just try searching farmers markets in Philadelphia to get a long list of options. While the weather is still warm, try stopping by one of the many farmers markets. If you have never been to a farmers market before or miss the one you frequented back home. Find your new favorite market in Philly. Not only will you be eating healthy and purchasing great produce, you will be making an impact on the larger community as well. Brianna McGrody can be reached at brianna.mcgrody@temple.edu.

Electronic dance music artist Avicii performed at the Liacouras Center last Wednesday, Sept. 12. When Avicii arrived to the venue 23 minutes before his set in a black SUV, Liacouras was as empty as a Friday 8 a.m. class. But, as the clock neared 9 p.m., chants of “Ah-Vee-Chee, Ah-Vee-Chee” grew louder as the crowd grew larger. After a year of selling out stadiums and headlining festivals like Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival, Avicii is used to perching over a sea of bodies on his raised DJ booth. The Swedish music sensation stood over the neon-clothed crowd like a shaman, controlling everyone’s mood with build-ups and drops. Amidst the rave experience, concert-goers were able to escape the monotonous weekday night. “I loved being able to express myself without any judgment from other people,” junior theater major Troy Taroff said. “I felt free dancing to one of my favorite DJs with all my best friends.” As a harmonic navigator, Avicii moved the crowd from his turntables. During his two-hour set he dropped popular tracks “Fade into Darkness,” “Le7els” and “My Feelings for You.” As the clock struck 10:56 p.m., the lights dimmed. “I want to skate to one song and one song only,” blared over the PA system and the crowd erupted. Avicii dropped his label-mate Cazzette’s remix to Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N----in Paris” to close the night. The once-small crowd had grown and incessantly raised their hands as Avicii faded out his set to Kanye’s lyrics, “The stars is in the building, they hands is to the ceiling.” Joseph B. Schaefer can be reached at joseph.schaefer@temple.edu.




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Flugtag Red Bull’s Flugtag Philadelphia brought flights, flops and fun to the Camden Waterfront on Sept. 15. | ANDREW THAYER TTN

gin’ Tough” dance, the team’s pilot straddled a giant lobster that soared nearly 40 feet. Second place went to the aircraft “Beast of Amis,” a giant flying sausage sponsored by the restaurant Amis Trattoria, located on 412 S. 13th St. Third place and the People’s Choice Award went to “Hawkward,” a team of Saint Joseph’s University students who shook their tailfeathers to “The Bird is the Word” before sailing their aircraft into the Delaware. Their presence attracted a huge fan base of Saint Joseph’s University students, which was elated by their fellow Hawks’ success. “I think it’s awesome. They worked so hard for it and I’m so

proud,” said Kelly Sagastume, a Saint Joseph’s University sophomore. Despite the sunny 74-degree weather, Saturday’s wind played a major factor in Flugtag. The wind blew against the aircrafts, causing some to fly backward, and earning the biggest negative distances in Flugtag history. The wind caused more serious problems than just shorter flight distances, however. The pilot from “Brick House Bullies” fell backward off of her aircraft before it left the runway. The pilot was reported to be without serious injury, but was removed from the platform on a stretcher. As a safety precaution, the remain-

ing aircrafts took off without a pilot due to the intense winds. Even with windy conditions, many attendees stayed until the final flight, seemingly mesmerized by the oddity of it all. For Finkel, who correctly predicted his friends’ victory, Flugtag offered a break from the usual weekend activity for Philadelphians. “We [as people] seem to have a deep attraction to something new, to something different, and this is a time like that,” Finkel said. Jenelle Janci can be reached at jenelle.janci@temple.edu.

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Workshop fosters new designers, develops brands Aside from Mallis, the de- a different boost of confidence signers have been introduced to about what you’re doing,” other industry experts includ- Obajinmi said. “I feel like the ing Jamie Ross of The Doneger caliber of people brought in Group, a trend forecasting com- here is amazing and it’s just pany in New York City. mind blowing that these people The designwould take time ers also have out of their busy been working schedules to sit with Wharton down and talk MBA students to us, evaluate and partnering us, give us ideas with NextFab and push us forstudio in Philaward.” delphia. Each deIn addition signer is partto the industry nered with an experts whose industry insider workshops these in Philadelphia. designers attend, The mentors to the designers the designershave access to in-residence mentors within include Sarah the Philadelphia Moriamo Johnson / designer Van Aken of Sa area who have Va, Joan Shepp, been specially Mary Doughassigned to them. erty of Nicole Miller, as well as “Just to have someone so designer and Philadelphia Unisuccessful and so involved in versity professor Danny Noble. fashion in Philadelphia, even Much of the program is someone who’s known not just based upon the sponsorship and in Philadelphia, but worldwide, partnership with local colleges, behind us, definitely gives you including Drexel University,

“The program

itself has really, really helped us business-wise and it’s given us a clear picture of where we are and where we’re aspiring to go.


Philadelphia University and Moore College of Art and Design. Three of the designers for the present class of Philadelphia Fashion Incubator are from the three universities. The last participants, a duo of designers, Obajinmi and Johnson, were chosen through the open call process and had no formal design training before starting this program. Not only did they never have formal design training, but both went to college for unrelated majors. Johnson majored in chemistry and Obajinmi majored in human relations. “For us, definitely having the other designers here [and] being able to learn from them is very positive,” Johnson said. “The program itself has really, really helped us business-wise and it’s given us a clear picture of where we are and where we’re aspiring to go.”

The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator has given these young designers more direction and opportunities than they had ever imagined, they said, and with only half a year of the program passed, they have many more opportunities to come. “I definitely feel that I’ve grown a lot, I’ve learned so much in such a short amount of time,” Doherty, designer of Kaitlyn Elizabeth, said. “Even in the six months since I’ve been here I can see that.” Taylor Farnsworth can be reached at taylor.farnsworth@temple.edu.

(Top) Philadelphia Fashion Incubator designer Kaitlyn Doherty, a graduate of Philadelphia University, shows off some of her fall collection. (Bottom) Moriamo Obajimini, left, and her sister Latifita started a global fashion company called Aso Damisa. | ABI REIMOLD TTN



If you enjoy the sounds of smooth jazz mixed with high-energy performances, there is no question that Chris’ Jazz Café is the place for you tonight, Sept.18. City Rhythm Orchestra is known for its dazzling sounds with a rock feel, while enchanting audiences with rich sounds and good vibes. City Rhythm has produced five CDs and is taking to its native city after a tour around popular U.S. cities. City Rhythm’s latest endeavor is a repertory jazz orchestra selection presented by the American Music Foundation.

French speakers and those interested in films of foreign languages will enjoy a night of “Dinner and French Movies al Fresco.” The movie is in French presented with English subtitles. This French hit comedy from 2003 will be sure to keep you laughing all the way through your meal. Not only will this event be satisfying to the mind and stomach, it takes place in the restaurant’s garden courtyard. Space in the courtyard is limited however, so be sure to make a reservation.

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVE THE MOON DAY/NIGHT SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 11 A.M.-4 P.M. AND 7:30 P.M. FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION FAIRMOUNT WATERWORKS INTERPRETIVE CENTER 271 N. 21ST ST. WWW2.FI.EDU The Franklin Institute boasts a moonthemed day on Saturday, Sept. 22. Multiple events will give way to a spectacular moon viewing at 7:30 p.m. on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Throughout the day there will be two screenings and five different activities ranging from crater making to paper plate model making of the sun, earth and moon. The activities are for all ages and are located in the Key Hallway of the museum. The event is a fitting way to celebrate International Observe the Moon Day/ Night than at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute.

THE GREEN AT THE BLOCKLEY FRIDAY, OCT. 5 7 P.M. $13 THE BLOCKLEY 3801 CHESTNUT ST. EVENTBRITE.COM Is the end of summer getting you down? Send your mind to the warm, sunny weather of Hawaii with the sounds of The Green. The Hawaiian native band mixes traditional Hawaiian sounds with a reggae feel. All attendees must be 18 or older to enter. The band just released their second album and have set about to take the stage for Philadelphia audiences. Shirts are available for purchase prior to the event on the website listed above and tickets can be pre-ordered on there as well. Not only will The Green be performing, but special guest Stick Figure will also be appearing following an opening act by Kings and Comrades. -Courtney Regan




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Partner program bridges cultural gaps MORGEN SNOWADZKY The Temple News As many freshmen are transitioning into college culture, they are learning new things outside the classroom. They are learning how to behave when riding the elevator in Anderson Hall or what to wear when going out to a party. One could liken it to moving into a new country, dictated by new social norms and its own unique language. Students arriving from foreign countries, freshmen or not, go through a similar culture shock. To assist these international students, Conversation Partners is run from within the English Language Learner’s intensive language program. The program gives students an opportunity to interact with U.S. college students of the same age. Though students may know how to speak English, the international students learn more about the conversational and colloquial aspects of speech that are difficult to teach in a classroom through partnerships with U.S. students. “It helps them build relationships with Philadelphia and with Temple. I hope they also feel welcomed and a part of campus,” said Joanne Bateup,

student services coordinator for the intensive English language program. In addition to possibly developing a relationship with their native-speaking partner, the program also provides additional comfort with speaking to people outside of a classroom setting, thus helping to make it easier to build relationships outside of the program. Bateup matches domestic students with international student partners. Students are paired based on responses to a short survey that is administered upon expressed interest. The survey asks students about majors, language experiences, gender preferences and nonacademic interests. Bateup uses these to gauge possible compatibility of students. The international students’ language skills vary from student to student. Most in the Conversation Partners program are intermediate and above-level speakers, meaning they are capable of holding a conversation, but might have broken sentence structure and some blanks in vocabulary. The main goal of the program may be to help international students develop their English speaking skills, but the American students also benefit, Bateup said. These students get


Conversation Partners helps international and U.S. students connect with new people, new cultures and new friends on campus.

the experience of meeting people from another nation and being exposed to other cultures without leaving the United States. These students are usually in foreign language classes and students who have or are planning on studying abroad as well as some who plan on going into teaching English as a second language, but the program is open to anyone. “They have an understanding of how it feels, and know

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the experience of wanting to meet people and not necessarily knowing how,” Bateup said. “They like to be that avenue for someone else.” Erin Kim, a junior early education major who has participated in the program multiple times, originally entered the program because her ESL education friends were doing it. Kim had a diverse experience with an array of languages, including Japanese, French and Spanish. Her most developed language, besides English, is Korean. With her mother from Korea and her father from the U.S., Kim grew up in a bilingual houehold. In America, Korean immigrants and their families develop a tightly-knit community around their shared culture and language that allowed Kim’s mother to continue to mainly speak Korean and even, to Kim’s annoyance at times, not develop complete English skills, she said. “[The program] totally gives a new view on everything, new way to solve the problem – not really a problem, but a chal-

Joanne Bateup matches domestic students with international ones. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN lenge,” Kim said. She added that the experience teaches patience and to be more accommodating of others. Kim has been matched with multiple Korean international students, but also had partners from Spain and Saudi Arabia. As a self-proclaimed social person, Kim enjoys the laidback and unstructured nature of the program that allows for much flexibility. She appreciates how often she gets to meet new people.

Kim said she makes it a point to encourage her partners, especially those who she shares Korean heritage with, to fully immerse themselves in the U.S. culture by speaking mostly English. Morgen Snowadzky can be reached at morgen.snowadzky@temple.edu.



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The one with American Sign Language on their resume will open up opportunities in their chosen field.


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be the ONE It’s never too late to learn another language. Be in high demand by adding American Sign Language (ASL) to your resume. Two ASL on-campus classes are currently being offered through Drexel’s Leading-Edge Language Network. In ASL I, you’ll interact with your teacher and gain information on language, grammar, comprehension and the Deaf Culture. Build upon those concepts and increase your vocabulary in ASL II, where you’ll learn commands, locations, basic directions, and lengths of time.

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A cappella provides community for students lege A Capella – a compilation CD that features groups from around the country.


“The unity of the Temple a cappella community contributes gigantically toward the growth and just the interest and overall participation in a cappella,” Chemidlin said. “The four groups have really gotten together and helped each other out.” Founded in Fall 2010, OwlCappella is the first coed group on campus. OwlCappella prides itself on moving toward exploring different genres of music, as opposed to a repertoire mainly featuring music from the 1990s – which comprised most of the group’s sets. The group’s YouTube page now displays a variety of songs, including Nicki Minaj’s “Su-

perbass” and Michelle Branch’s “Everywhere.” “An ideal OwlCappella member is just good with music,” Chemidlin said. “A lot of people think you have to be a good soloist to be a good a cappella member, but then you have to keep in mind that you only get one solo out of the songs that the group does, so that’s maybe one song out of the 14 that the group does.”


Low Key, a coed unaccompanied show choir, is the youngest a cappella group founded one semester after OwlCappella in Spring 2011. “Since there’s so many of us, all of the [a cappella] presidents have been trying to make it a community and an actual scene on campus,” said Michelle Paznokas, a junior visual anthropology major and presi-


dent of Low Key. Paznokas said Low Key is set apart because while it is an a cappella group and a part of their community, they have a larger focus on being upbeat in their song choices and movements. “Show Choir doesn’t necessarily mean dancing,” Paznokas said. “It’s mainly just making it as entertaining as we can.” The groups have to fully fund themselves since they are not student organizations registered through Student Activities or Boyer College of Music and Dance. Chemidlin said the groups are looking into becoming registered through Student Acvtivities to receive allocations, whether it be as an umbrella organization for all of the a cappella groups or individually. With performances every first Thursday of the month and

Confidence is key when securing a second date

JOHN CORRIGAN That’s What He Said

John Corrigan gives men tips on how to land the elusive second date.


ctors have auditions, athletes have tryouts and the Kardashians have genetics. In order to earn that precious spot in the field of your choice, you need to pass the test. When it comes to relationships, that test is the first date – and the SATs are easy as Kim’s pie compared to that nervewracking, awkward encounter with the opposite sex. While there are other fish in the sea, you only have one chance to make a good first impression. Depending on the situation, you may be dating one-on-one or tag-teaming for a double date. Although more is usually the merrier, eventually you will be alone with this woman, so you better scratch the surface or else your thoroughbred will be scratched from the romance race. Here is the best news you’re ever going to read in this column: Asking a girl out is easy. Seriously, you just walk up to somebody attractive, ask if they want dinner on fill-in-theblank night and then smile. Don’t forget that smile… it’s a facial tick of victory. Girls love the idea of the date: dressing up, eating for free, receiving a showering of attention – this is what they dream about. The Phillies have a better chance at making the playoffs than you have of enduring rejection. Girls love the idea of the date, however, all bets are off when it is time for the execution. Women loathe making decisions. Therefore, you are responsible for determining the location of the date. You have to take initiative and pay for everything.

My girlfriend never fails to remind me that I didn’t pay for her on our second date. In my defense, she demanded that we eat at the artery-clogging grease bucket of cuisine known as Sonic. How can I, in good conscience, support the decline of American fast food? Plus, I had already reached first base, so the second date was a test to see when she would pick me off. Take advantage of The Reel, Temple’s cozy movie theater in the basement of the Student Center. Bring your TU ID and pay only $2 for a ticket, $6 at the most with popcorn and your date’s ticket. If you’re feeling adventurous, scurry to Pearl Theatre at Avenue North. Speaking of the movies, sophomore university studies major Walt Wyatt shares his two cents. “Never get in a screaming match with the ticket booth lady about a gift certificate you have for one free ticket. You may freak out your date,” Wyatt said. Although the summer concert season has passed, you can still rock your girl’s world by bringing her to see some local bands. The Electric Factory, Trocadero and World Café Live provide the perfect atmosphere for a hormone-raging adrenaline rush. Escape the confines of North Philly and stroll through Center City for an evening under the stars. If your date isn’t from Philadelphia, perhaps you could play tour guide and introduce her to some “brotherly love.” Of course, pub crawling South Street is always an option. Once you figure out the details, you must physically prepare for the date. Snap a couple of crunches, hit a few Hindu squats, or run a lap or two around the track. You want those endorphins flowing with “Eye of the Tiger” as your mental soundtrack. Trim that beard until the breadcrumbs spill off of your chin. Wear a polo shirt, iron those khaki shorts and squirt some cologne around that machine. Don’t drown yourself in Axe, but a good stink can go a long way. Confidence is the key to success. If you look classy, you’ll feel great. If you’re feeling extra lucky, bring some protection other than your emergency poncho. Although your car may not be on campus, do anything and everything in your power to get

those keys and chauffeur your date for the evening. Open the door for her, adjust her seat and pull her chair out at dinner – all that chivalry malarkey. If you can’t drive, entertain her during the subway ride. Despite the almost-proven scientific fact that women only talk about themselves, your girl will most likely be shy on the first date. So keep the conversation light by asking questions about her major, favorite food, teams and singers. You not only learn her interests but also blossom small talk into riveting dialogue. When discussing the mundane trials of your daily life, don’t reveal too much. Remember, the goal of the first date is to earn a second one. Never mention your past relationships or lack thereof. If you reference an old flame, you are giving the impression that the fire is still burning. I realize for most dudes that this is much easier to read than to perform. In the car ride to my girlfriend’s house before our first date, I was sweating more than an Archdiocesan school president. So I relied upon the Johnny Bravo-style, age-old maneuver…I tickled her. Ribs, armpits, you name it. Anything to make her squirm, laugh and smile. Don’t have high expectations or you will probably be disappointed. After all of this effort, you should always go for that kiss at the end of the date. Win or lose, you’ll never forgive yourself for not making the move.

Tatiana Cook auditions for the unaccompanied show choir Low Key in front of president Michelle Paznokas and member Vince McNeil | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN 20 new members joining the Temple a cappella community this semester, there seems to be

little stopping this rapidly growing movement on campus.

Luis Fernando Rodriguez can be reached at luis.fernando@temple.edu.

TEMPLE LISTINGS Check out these events happening on and near Main Campus.

TU TOUCHDOWN / STUDENT CENTER ATRIUM / SEPT. 18 / 7:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. / FREE It is officially NFL season and Philadelphia is the host of some of the biggest football fans in the country. There are many traditions involved in football – tailgating, drinking and one of the more non-traditional, yet biggest one of course, is the Madden NFL video game. Madden, for many, is the closest connection to their favorite teams and players one can get. Having control over the plays and showing off the knowledge and strength of their favorite NFL team becomes a sport in itself. Madden 2013 was released in August and created a large buzz to game lovers nationwide. The game is being praised for its top-ofthe-line graphics and realistic feel of being on the gridiron. To celebrate the football and gamer culture of football MCPB is hosting TU Touchdown, a Madden 2013 tournament, to celebrate the season and bring out the competitive nature in football lovers. The sign up period is 30 minutes before the tournament, so gear up, study your plays and get ready for the battle of the gridiron.

PEOPLE WILL TALK / BOYER SIDE FOYER, TYLER SCHOOL OF ART, 12TH AND NORRIS STREET / SEPT. 19 / 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. / FREE We’re becoming a society whose first instinct is to “log on.” For many this is a great way of communication, but for others, a way to overanalyze life situations and eventually begin to live vicariously through text. With online communications and presence only getting bigger, it’s smart to stay one step ahead and understand the psychological effects. People Will Talk is exploring the idea of how overusing online communication and texting can disconnect one from reality and ultimately create a separate universe that can negatively impact a person. The performance features six students in a dance exploring this very topic of indirect communication and how it is affecting young women today. If you see yourself coming to this point or are already at this point, this is a wonderful way to see the effects in an artistic and meaningful way.

JUMP-A-THON: BACK IN THE DAY / STUDENT CENTER / 13TH AND MONTGOMERY STREETS / SEPT. 19 / 6:30 P.M. / FREE For many young girls and boys, jumping rope is a simple pastime that requires minimal equipment and large amounts of energy – everything a kid has. It looks fairly easy but like many other playground activities it can be turned into competition by simply turning the intensity up. Even if your jumping days are finished, the sight of a rope brings back impeccable memories of a simpler time. On Wednesday, not only will you be reminded of those simple days, but there will be information and awareness for a serious cause: sickle cell disease. So if you need to step back from the grown up world for just a couple hours and feel like the worry-free, jumping-rope kid you once were, this is the place to be.

John Corrigan can be reached at john.corrigan@temple.edu.

BEAT / CONWELL DANCE THEATER, 1801 N. BROAD ST. / SEPT. 2122 / 7:30 P.M. / GENERAL ADMISSION $15; $5 WITH TEMPLE STUDENT ID Many of the dances and songs we love today originated from places we have never been, but we embrace them and create our own clever, signature sounds. Documenting, and most importantly, teaching history is the greatest way to preserve it. Though history might sound like a dreadful lecture to sit through, “BEAT,” a dance collective, offers a real life display of past customs and contemporary adaptations. Its goal is to bring all people together and display a piece of history that should be celebrated year round. Get your history lesson from Magi Ross and her dancers on Sept. 21 and 22. -Saba Aregai




London travels a walk in the park AMELIA BRUST Temple on the Thames

The London Underground proves to be the superior subway train system for Philadelphia. AMELIA BRUST The Temple News


erhaps to a SEPTA rider, it would seem strange to have well-maintained, fabric seats in the subway trains, given the amount of liquids and organic particles that find their way in. But riders of the London Underground,

or “Tube” as it’s colloquially known, appear to have great self-control. As a regular user of the Broad Street and MarketFrankford subway lines, the Piccadilly and Central lines are a welcomed vacation. Trains, or stock, are either tube stock or rolling stock, depending on the line. Either way, I can take one of the aforementioned seats that line the sides of the “carriage,” or take a pole. Being 5 feet 4 inches, I fit nicely inside Tube carriages. But it’s the width that strikes you first. Stock carriages, which are replacing the older models, measure about 9 feet 6 inches across, and about 9 feet 5 inches tall. It sounds reasonable, until you consider that SEPTA cars are 13 feet tall. And whichever way I face, no one will make eye contact with me. It was made painfully clear to us upon arrival in London that the English do not talk, eat or indeed look at each other on the tube. Oh, no! The subway is a place for reading and staring pensively out the window. The only voices heard in the carriages are those of foreigners –

unwitting American tourists, for example. It’s not as if there’s much time to talk on the tube, anyway. The 20.5 mph at which Central London trains move from station to station, regardless of the time of day, is impressive. Meanwhile, the Victoria line reaches 50 mph and the Metropolitan line reaches more than 60 mph. Aside from Philadelphia, I have ridden subways in Washington, DC, Paris, Montreal, Chicago, Madrid, Barcelona, Boston and, of course, New York City. Each one pales in comparison to the Tube, either in convenience, user-friendliness or sheer cleanliness. The Tube employs men and women called “fluffers,” who, contrary to their dubious title, are charged with cleaning the rails of dust, trash, human hair and even skin cells every night to prevent accident or fire. Those incidents must only happen on the infamous Northern line, because the Circle and District lines, which Temple students have thus far been mostly using, have been clear and problem free. I’ve lost count

Fringe allows students to support LGBT media


Sara Patterson discusses the importance of supporting LGBT media.


magine being a quick subway ride – mere minutes – from some of the most innovative, cutting-edge live theater experiences in the country. Imagine having international dance companies, up-and-coming artists and experimental theater all in your own city, available to you. You probably think you would have to live in New York or Los Angeles or London, right? Wrong. Not when we have the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, which opened on Sept. 7 and runs through Sept. 22, right in Temple’s backyard. Throughout the course of those two weeks, thousands of artists will come together to produce more than 100 shows, many for the only time. Because the festival showcases independent artists who are on the fringe of popular culture, these shows tend to touch on topics not seen too often, including gender and sexuality. Philly Fringe includes an impressive amount of LGBTrelated productions this year. One of the more talked about shows this year is “The Gate Reopened,” from openly-gay choreographer Brian Sanders. A reworking of his 2003 show, “The Gate,” one of Fringe’s most popular productions, “The Gate Reopened” fills Pier 9 on Columbus Boulevard with a 20-foot-high cylindrical octagon susending eight dancers around it.

Playing just two subway stops south of Main Campus at The Arts Garage on Ridge Avenue is Diana Son’s play, “Stop Kiss,” which traces the relationship between two women leading up to their first kiss, which has devastating repercussions. And Jacqueline Goldfinger’s, “Raw Stitch” is playing. It is inspired by, as she explained to the Philadelphia Gay News, “young women, in [their] late teens and early 20s trying to figure out our sexual identities and sometimes making great decisions and sometimes making destructive decisions.” OK, now I’ve told you about all these exciting LGBT productions, but there’s no way you can go because you’re a poor college student and theater tickets are expensive, right? Wrong again. A lot of performances are free and many offer student discounts. So now you have no excuse. Go out and support Philadelphia actors, writers, directors and producers, many of whom are Temple alumni. More importantly, support LGBT productions – even beyond those included in the Philly Fringe festival. Support LGBT movies and television shows with LGBT characters. There are so few mainstream movies featuring gay characters and virtually zero featuring a romantic story between two gay characters. Netflix has an entire “Gay & Lesbian” section on their website, and I’ve heard of maybe five of the movies listed. We can have two movies come out in one year featuring straight couples in the same exact plot, but we can’t have one about a gay or lesbian couple? While television is a much more inclusive place, with the success of shows like “Glee” and “Modern Family,” a report issued by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation last year found that 2.9 percent of regular characters on television were lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Out of 647 characters, only 19 were lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Out of all the TV shows on all the channels, there were only 19 characters that we could see ourselves in – that we could connect to. Growing up, I had quite a

few characters around me that I could see myself in: Hermione from “Harry Potter,” Topanga from “Boy Meets World.” As I got older, however, I found myself no longer being able to relate to the female characters I was seeing. The girls who pined after the popular boys, or who couldn’t choose between two great guys were nothing like me. It wasn’t until I saw how excited I was to see stories like Emily on “Pretty Little Liars” or Santana on “Glee” that I realized why. Finally, I could turn on the TV every week and see someone who is like me, who is going through the same things I am going through. No matter how many friends or allies you have surrounding you, there’s something isolating about watching a show about the “universal high school experience” or a movie that supposedly “captures our generation” – and not being able to see yourself. The only way we’re going to get more LGBT stories on television, in the movies or on stage is if we support the ones we have now and show producers that there is a desire for more. Take advantage of the shows playing at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe to support local LGBT artists, so next year there are even more LGBT-related productions. Support movies and television shows that feature LGBT characters because for some, those 19 characters are the only other gay people they see on a regular basis. Show people that there is an audience for LGBT media because somewhere there is a kid in Ohio, the only gay student in his school, who feels a little less alone when he watches “Glee.” Sara Patterson can be reached at sara.patterson@temple.edu.

of how many times I’ve heard Londoners refer to the Northern line as the “Misery” line or the “Suicide” line. Maybe it has something to do with the line’s route through the most southern Underground station at Morden and the deepest point at Hampstead? Even having the longest escalator in Western Europe doesn’t seem to help Northern line passengers to get from the suburbs to Central London any faster. And after 149 years, you’d expect the system to be perfected by now. The first subterranean railway, the Metropolitan Railway as it was then called, stretched about four miles. Today it lies about 250 miles, serving 1.1 billion riders a year. One of my favorite quirks about the Tube is its iconic red and blue logo and ubiquitous Gill Sans typeface. Created in 1933 by Harry Beck, the Tube’s map is meant to resemble a circuit board, color-coded and clearly organized in an asymmetrical labyrinth, which sounds like a contradiction but is actually right on. London was sans serif before sans serif, if you like. Gill Sans was everywhere between the World Wars, and still is to this day. Crisp, sharp and to-thepoint – just like the English. My second favorite feature is the Oyster card. I worship at the altar of the Oyster, I assume aptly named because with it, the “world is your…” Students were given an Oyster card, good for zones one and two of the Tube, as part of our study abroad program fee. Buy one, add money to it online, and you never have to wait in line to buy subway tickets again. An Oyster card is to the Tube what cigarettes are to an inmate or a hair straightener to a sorority sister: currency. Word to the wise, if you have heavy belongings or some kind of mobile disability, the Tube is not recommended. If

(Top) Commuters ride the Tube, which is the nickname of the London Underground train system. (Bottom) The South Kensington station in West London. | MATT SALA TTN you don’t care about that sort of thing, bully for you, because escalators are few and far between in stations, and elevators even more so. Why this hasn’t been changed I don’t know, but I knew from my previous trip to London not to use the Tube from Heathrow Airport to our lodgings. Walkways and tunnels on the Underground retain narrow pre-war dimensions in many places, so the less bulk you’re carrying the better. Plus, I haven’t seen one rodent underground all week. Very few buskers and evangelicals seem to ride on the trains as

well. Though now that I’ve said it, you can be sure I’ll be taking the bus all next week. A point of pride the Tube is for London, one of many in the world of transport. If anything were to happen to it, as may happen since a workers strike is due any day now, I think the city would enter a second Dark Age. Although, you may not know it because no one in the carriage would tell you. Amelia Brust can be reached at abrust@temple.edu.

Football icon visits and offers advice RUDY PAGE 7

Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger speaks to an audience in Tomlinson Theater aboiut his experiences playing college football and overcoming adversity. | LAURA ORINGER TTN On numerous occasions, Ruettiger mentioned, “goofy thoughts.” He considered these thoughts a catalyst to failure or poor decision-making, even referencing his own shortcomings. These thoughts come in contrast to one’s own instincts. “You know the right thing to do, you’re just not listening,” Ruettiger said. “You’re listening to goofy thoughts.” He gave many examples of these goofy thoughts, but most seemed like modes of procrastination, gossiping or watching television while you should be working. These thoughts delay and prevent people from taking necessary action or seizing opportunity. “You let one goofy thought stop you from being great,” Ruettiger said.

Coughlin has been in correspondence with Ruettiger for a number of years, having both been coached under the legendary Gordie Gillespie. The relationship started one day when Coughlin discovered Gillespie had coached Ruettiger, and approached his former coach for Ruettiger’s phone number. After learning of Ruettiger’s current book tour, Coughlin made a request for a Temple visit, drawing a parallel from the students here at Temple to Ruettiger himself. “They don’t come with a privileged past, they don’t come with a golden spoon in their mouth, but they come here ready to learn. They come to work hard,” Coughlin said. “That’s what I love about these students.”

He preached hard work, determination and most of all belief in oneself. When asked what he most wanted students to take from his talk, he answered simply, “hope,” and added that someone must want to succeed and put in the necessary work. “You’ll get the drive if you have the want,” Ruettiger said. “Inspiration is the key to everything you do...find your purpose and you will get things done.” Kyle Noone can be reached at kyle.noone@temple.edu.




Freshman shoots lowest California talent overwhelms Temple score since 1973 SOCCER PAGE 20

Brandon Matthews’ round of 64 leads Owls to 10th-place finish. ANTHONY BELLINO The Temple News GOLF

It took freshman Brandon Matthews two matches to do what no Temple golfer has done in 39 years. Matthews’ six-under-par round of 64 at The McLaughlin in Bethpage, N.Y., was the lowest single-round score since Walter Brown’s school record 63 at the Yale Invitational in 1973. Matthews led the Owls to a 10th-place finish. “I think that [Matthews] is the best freshman golfer in the nation,” coach Brian Quinn said. “He’s an amazing young man and an incredibly hard worker. He has a thirst for knowledge and a drive to be the best he can be.” Matthews labored through the first two rounds at Bethpage Red, ending up six-over par heading into Sunday. But Matthews said on Sunday, something changed. “I was hitting the ball really well all weekend, I missed a few putts the first few days and something clicked Sunday,” Matthews said. “Everything I was hitting ended up either one or two feet away from the hole for birdie. One kid joked with me saying my birdie putts in the middle of my round were a combined 10 feet away.” When Matthews heard that his coach thinks he’s the best at his age in the country, he said he was flattered, but realizes that he will have to work even hard-

er now to improve his scores golfer who finished inside of every round. the Top 40 individually, with “My coach is very optimis- a four-over-par total of 214. tic, hearing that though is flat- Quinn said Bibeau played solid tering and definitely gives me golf and kept his teammates up confidence,” Matthews said. through the first 36 holes. “For him to make that statement “[Bibeau] played really puts a lot of pressure on me, solid this weekend,” Quinn said. but it’s a huge compliment and “He really kept us up as a team makes me want to work harder through the first two rounds every day.” and it helped Quinn said that [Matthews] that he doesn’t dropped the expect Matthews hammer and to shoot rounds played unreal on like this every Sunday.” time, but would Matthews like to see him said he realized develop more what he did on consistency. Sunday will go “The difdown right beference was the hind Brown’s timing for [Matscore in 1973. thews] and evBrian Quinn / coach He also said that erything fell into he’s young and place. He felt has a lot of time real good, he just missed a lot to improve on that score, makof putts the first two rounds,” ing the school record one of his Quinn said. “Sunday he played goals for his career. beautifully. He has the ability to “It means a lot what I did consistently shoot like this. He today, I missed a putt from twoneeds to constantly develop his and-a-half feet and that really mind to make the best decision stung a little,” Matthews said. on every shot. He’s an incred- “Hopefully in the next four ibly skilled young man.” years I can set the record.” While Quinn said he was happy with Matthews’ perforAnthony Bellino can be reached mance on Sunday, he still thinks there is more potential to realize at anthony.bellino@temple.edu or on Twitter @Bellino_Anthony. not only from his freshman but from his team as a whole. “If you look at the scores they were tight outside of the winners, I feel like we let a good finish get away from us,” Quinn said. “This will help us in the long run, we’ll learn what we need to work on to improve our scores each week.” Apart from Matthews, senior Devin Bibeau was the only

“I think that

[Matthews] is the best freshman golfer in the nation. He’s an amazing young man.

said. “It does affect us, but I think we prepared well enough to the point where I don’t think the flight had anything to do with our performance on the field.” The trip was not only a special experience for the veterans of the squad, but for the underclassmen as well. “I mean, it’s California,” freshman Dalton Andrusko said. “What’s there not to be excited about?” Andrusko, who made his Temple debut against James Madison University on Sept. 2 and scored the game-winner against Manhattan in the home opener, was able to see the positive side in all the traveling. “It was cool because we got

to see the ocean on our drive to Northridge,” Andrusko said. Although the Owls didn’t return to Temple until early Monday morning, Rosato said making it to class and completing homework wouldn’t be an issue. “Our team is really good with academics,” Rosato said. “We’re good at staying on top of our things.” The Owls have had some tough match-ups in the early going of the 2012 season. They played well on opening weekend, in which they had two road games against Virginia Tech and James Madison. They followed that up with a victory against winless Manhattan, a performance that MacWilliams called

“lax.” This weekend, they took on two Big West squads. “We have to be more in sync as a team, with communication and winning the 50/50 balls,” Andrusko said. “We need to have more possessions.” The Owls host Saint Peter’s on Friday and Howard on Sunday at Ambler Sports Complex. Tyler Sablich can be reached at tyler.sablich@temple.edu or on Twitter @TySablich.

Runners place first in debut RUNNERS PAGE 20 success continued into the track & field season, when he put on several strong performances and eventually was among five Owls to participate at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships. “Last year it was hard getting used to the constant competition, because every time you go out and race at this level, it’s going to be tough,” Davis said. “I feel like last year I grew and became a tougher runner, so now I’m more prepared to push myself.” Now, in his second season with the team, Davis still experiences some pre-race jitters, but for a different reason. “I’m putting more pressure on myself this year,” Davis said. “I want to go out there and compete instead of just ride along as a freshman. I feel like I need to

take a little bit more of a leadership role, and compete.” In the few weeks he has been with the team, newly hired coach Adam Bray already took notice of Davis before Friday’s race. “[Davis] has been doing a tremendous job in practice and the way he’s approaching everything,” Bray said. “It shows out there on the course. He’s ready to go. Once we get going in the season, and once he gets a little more fitness, I think some really big things are going to come his way.” Bray said talent and hard work are two of the most important criteria needed to be successful. Davis, he said, has both of those characteristics on the race course, qualities that could lead to even more success later in his collegiate career.

“I think by the time he’s a senior, and he stays injury-free, he could be an All American in cross country or a national qualifier in track,” Bray said. “The sky is the limit with him. He realizes that, and he’s willing to put in the work.” Bray stopped short of saying Davis will have an opportunity of earning such national recognition this season. That sort of success would come later, he said. For now though, Davis is continuing his dream of running for a Division I program. “I’ve reached that goal,” Davis said. “Now I’m just enjoying the ride.” Avery Maehrer can be reached at avery.maehrer@temple.edu or on Twitter @AveryMaehrer.

Match-up is battle for state supremacy


IBRAHIM JACOBS Tuesday Morning Quarterback

The Owls have a chance to prove themselves worthy of the title as Pennsylvania’s best college football team.

very house, no matter how big, starts with a foundation. The house that Joe Paterno built into the record books at Penn State seemed to have the security of Fort Knox. The events that have unfolded in the past year have showed just how vulnerable every big college sports program is, and that Penn State’s dominance was really as fragile as a house of cards. It had a solid base, but it didn’t take much to topple down. Forget last week, forget next week, forget this year. When Temple takes on Penn State in Happy Valley, the mood will be anything but joyful. Regardless of the outcome of the game, the teams will enter and leave the contest heading in completely opposite directions. Nobody can tell Penn State players that the last seven victories it recorded against Temple didn’t count, and that its last

official win occurred in 1997. And the Owls, coached by a tough-as-nails Steve Addazio definitely don’t want to take the victories away from the Nittany Lions either. Temple averaged six points per game throughout that span and the only contest that was decided by one score was last season’s 14-10 loss. The games counted. No NCAA sanctions, technicalities or locked up assistant coaches can take that away from them. Temple hasn’t beat Penn State since 1941, and as anticipated as this match-up will be, in the grand scheme of things, is really insignificant. Temple wants to prove that it is better than the team it fielded against Maryland, and Penn State wants to prove that it can rebound and have a successful team in a season that has begun with so much disappointment. But none of that will matter after this Saturday. The Owls and Nittany

Lions will enter the game on complete opposite ends of the college football spectrum, and 60 minutes of football won’t change that. Temple is in the Big East Conference, something it worked tirelessly for, and proved it by earning a bowl victory in the first year of the Addazio era. Temple has a school and a city that is excited about college football for the first time in a while, and the school is looking at taking in a mammoth amount of extra revenue with the conference realignment. Penn State is recovering from a tainted university image, a hurting community, hefty fines and strict regulations. Temple has never looked more promising, and Penn State has never looked more vulnerable. Pennsylvania football fans can attest that this wasn’t always the case. In 2005, the Owls had just been removed from the Big

East, people weren’t coming to football games and the team was almost disbanded entirely. The Nittany Lions on the other hand, had one of their strongest seasons to date, won the Orange Bowl and came within two points of an undefeated season. In Penn State’s situation, football became a lifestyle larger than the rest of the university. Penn State was a football team that had a school, not a school that had a football team. With the rise to power that Penn State went through, football became the main source of revenue and identity for the university. Temple is not at that level yet, but it could be. Boosters and attention will come as attendance rises. Once the mindset is developed that a program is too big to fail, it will. In State College, Pa., it was proved that not even a statue of an idol is set in stone. In its rise to power Temple must remem-

ber that scrutiny will only increase with expectations, meaning that now more than ever, the school needs to embrace the fact that it could soon be the state’s football team. The biggest crime for any party involved would be to become too passive or comfortable with anything happening in an organization, especially one growing as fast as Temple’s. The giant house of cards built by an entire campus is as fragile and vulnerable as everything else in the world. It only takes one person to come bump the table before the only game you can play on Saturdays is 52 pickup. Ibrahim Jacobs can be reached at ibrahim.jacobs@temple.edu or on Twitter @ibrahimjacobs.

Running game squares off against stingy PSU defense for 52 yards against the Terrapins. The Owls were forced to rely on the efforts of its passing game in the second half, which ultimately fell short. “We didn’t come out with a power run mindset, establish the run and work off of that,” Addazio said after the Maryland contest. “We came out with a mindset that we would utilize more weapons and don’t put the ball on the ground and that didn’t come out great.” With a clear picture from the first two weeks of what happens when Temple runs the ball effectively and what happens when it doesn’t, the Owls said they know that running the ball is the key to their success against Penn State. “They’ve got a tough front,” Coyer said. “They’ve got

a good defense. They’re very stout against the run. We know that’s going to be tough. We’ll see what we can do against them.” While the mistakes Temple made on offense against Maryland hindered the Owls’ ability to get anything going, the defense’s missed opportunities kept letting the Terrapins off the hook. The Owls staged a comeback in the second half against Maryland, but almost every time Temple needed its defense to make a stop, the Owls let up a big play. The most excruciating of which came with less than five minutes left in the fourth quarter with the Owls down two and the Terrapins facing 3rd and 11, when true freshman quarterback Perry Hills completed


a 38-yard pass to true freshman wide receiver Stefon Diggs to ice the game. Addazio said that the defense needs to work on letting up big plays after both the Villanova and Maryland games. Temple let up an average of 13.9 yards per completion against the Wildcats. When scouting Penn State and its offense led by senior quarterback Matthew McGloin who threw four touchdowns last week, Smith said the defense will be better prepared for McGloin as opposed to the freshmen it faced the first two weeks. “It’s going to be fun, though,” Smith said. “I’m going to enjoy myself and just go out there and play my game.” Coyer said a road win against the team’s biggest rival

on Saturday would be the kick in the pants the team needs to get back on track after its inconsistent start. “It would absolutely be huge,” Coyer said. “We’re coming off a loss where we feel like we didn’t play our best game. We thought we had a chance to win. We need to get the momentum going into Big East play.” Joey Cranney can be reached at joseph.cranney@temple.edu or on Twitter @joey_cranney.

Coach Steve Addazio prides his team on rushing. The Owls average 176.5 rushing yards per game.| KATE McCANN TTN




Sophomore goalkeeper eyes national stage Lizzy Millen attracts the attention of the U-21 National Team. COLIN TANSITS The Temple News Since Lizzy Millen started playing in middle school, field hockey has always been “just a sport to play in the fall,” she said. But this past summer, when the redshirt-sophomore goalkeeper was given the opportunity to play on the U.S. National Under-21 team, her mindset changed. “It was never really an aspiration of mine to go that far,” Millen said about playing on the national level. “When I started field hockey it was just a sport to play in the fall, and it just kind of took off for me.” Though a scheduling conflict prevented her from joining the U-21 team, Millen is looking to build upon her success from last year this season. Last year in her first year as a starter, Millen went 9-11 with a .701 save percentage. She broke out in the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships in November 2011 after shutting out the University of Massachusetts and recording a career high of 11 saves in a 1-0 loss to FIELD HOCKEY

Richmond in the tournament fi- where to go. nal. For her efforts, Millen was “I think being vocal comes named Most Outstanding Player from my mom,” Millen said. of the tournament. “She’s a very outspoken woman “[Millen] had a heck of and I take after her.” a tournament at the A-10’s,” Coming out of high school, coach Amanda Millen redshirted Janney said. “I her first season think getting while she played the recognition behind Sarah of the most outDalrymple. standing player Shearer of the tournahas been playment without ing with Millen our team winfor the past two ning was great years and she for her confisaid that playing dence and great behind Dalrymfor her recogniple helped Millen tion.” with the college Lizzy Millen / sophomore Howevgame. goalkeeper er, in middle “[Millen’s] school, field freshman year, hockey was merely an extracur- she redshirted underneath [Dalricular activity for Millen, and rymple], who went and trained her first year playing field hock- with the national team,” Shearer ey was almost her last. said. “[Millen] learned a lot “My middle school coach from her.” made me a goalie and I hated Although Millen was talit,” Millen said. “I almost quit ented, she still struggled with that very year, but I kept at it fitness testing in the spring of because my mom used to play her freshman year. Shearer said field hockey and I wanted to do that Millen was ready to play by it for her.” the fall of her second year. Both Janney and team“[Millen] knew she had to mate junior defender Mandi bring it in the fall, and she did,” Shearer said that Millen is the Shearer said. “It was a complete team’s most vocal player on the turnaround.” field, whether it’s cheering on Like many collegiate athher team or telling the defense letes, Millen came to school ear-

“When I started

playing field hockey it was just a sport to play in the fall, and it just kind of took off for me.

ly this summer to work out and take summer classes to make up for missed credits while in season. She was forced to skip the national team tryout and stay in school. “I would’ve missed two weeks of summer classes,” Millen said. “And with how fast the summer sections are, I would have missed too much stuff to pass my classes.” The path to making the U.S. National Team isn’t comparable to other sports, where performance in collegiate events is counted on. Being on U.S. Field Hockey Association High Performance teams in the summer showcases athletes and makes them eligible to be selected to go to Junior National Camp, Janney said. Playing for these teams helps girls get selected for the national team. Millen was selected to play on New Jersey’s High Performance squad and played on a team with Janney as an assistant coach. “[Millen] did great in the summer league, and our team won it and went to Nationals,” Janney said. “From that she got invited to go to Junior National Camp and unfortunately wasn’t able to go.” For Janney, having Temple players making the national

Redshirt-sophomore goalkeeper Lizzy Millen averages 3.68 goals allowed per game. | HUA ZONG TTN team is a lost tradition that she hopes to rebuild. “[Millen] making the team would be big, because we haven’t had a player in a few years make the national team,” Janney said. “Temple used to produce national team players all the time and it was tradition that Temple had a lot of girls there, so it would be great to get back to that tradition of sending players to the national team.” Although Millen may have her sights set on joining the U.S. National Team next summer, she said that right now her goals for this season are all about her

collegiate team. “A big goal I have is for the team to have a winning record, even though we always make it to the A-10’s we haven’t had a winning record in awhile,” Millen said. “I want to have a winning record, make it to the A-10’s and hopefully win this year.” Colin Tansits can be reached at colin.tansits@temple.edu or on Twitter @colin_tansits.

Tennis unites with goal to win conference The Owls will compete on Sept. 28 at the UPenn Invitational. EVAN CROSS The Temple News MEN’S TENNIS Ask sophomore Kristian Marquart about his goals for the upcoming season, and he will only tell you one thing: win the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship. “[My] personal goal is to win the A-10,” Marquart said. “As a team, that’s the most important thing.” Although it is hard to match Marquart’s resolve, the rest of the team shares the sentiment. The whole team is optimistic about the 2012-13 men’s tennis season. “We are improving day

by day, and overall the team is pretty strong, so I think we should do pretty well,” senior Kacper Rams said. Coach Steve Mauro believes that the team performed well at the Navy Blue Invitational from Sept. 7 to Sept. 9, even though the team won seven of the 21 matches they played. “I think overall it went well,” Mauro said. “We started out slow but as the matches progressed, the guys picked it up. Especially the last match against Navy, we actually performed very well. So I’m very optimistic about the upcoming season.” Both Marquart and Rams attributed the results, in part, to a lack of practice time. “We didn’t have official practice before the tournament, but in that case, we still got some pretty good results,” Mar-

quart said. “We’re still getting into shape, and overall it was a great experience for the team,” Rams said. Mauro said that conditioning is a prime focus in practice right now. “I think we’re a little bit out of shape, because it’s early in the season, but we’re working on that,” Mauro said. “I don’t think we’re going to be at 100 percent, but I think we’ll be a lot better for our next tournament.” The team’s next tournament is The University of Pennsylvania Invitational, held at the Hamlin Tennis center from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30. Mauro said some of the schools that will be attending are Penn, Villanova University, Drexel University, St. Joseph’s University, Georgetown University and Princeton University.

“Overall the team is pretty strong, so I think we should do pretty well,” Rams said. “We are improving day by day.” “We should have a good showing at Penn,” Mauro said. Rams is the only upperclassman on the team and the only player with more than a semester of experience, so he has naturally assumed the leadership role on the team, he said. “We have three new players, and two kind of still freshman guys who came last spring,” Rams said. “I’m the one with the most experience on the team, so I have to be the one that will lead and guide the guys on the team.” Rams played doubles with his brother Filip for the last three years. Though he played with freshman Nicholas Paulus at Navy, he is not sure who he will be playing with this year.

“We got a bunch of new players, we’re still trying to figure it out, which match-up is the best for the whole team, so we will see,” Rams said. Unlike Marquart’s goal of winning the conference championship, Rams has multiple personal goals for the season. “This is my last season, so my personal goal is to make it special,” Rams said. “In the fall, there is the ITA Regionals in Virginia, which [is] the most important [tournament] of the fall season, so I will try to do my best there.” “For spring season, the A-10 championship is the goal. Personal, and as a team goal too,” Rams added. Marquart said the team spirit will help in both types of matches. “The team is getting along very well,” Marquart said. “The

harmony of the team was pretty well [at Navy].” “Not only doubles, when we play singles and everyone is cheering for one another, then it’s good as well,” Marquat added. Mauro said despite the inexperience of the team, they can do very well this year. “I think having a young team is a challenge, because it takes them a little bit of time to learn what it is to play college tennis,” Mauro said. “Overall, I feel that by the end of the year we’ll gel, and I think we should probably be one of the top teams in the Atlantic 10.” Evan Cross can be reached at evan.cross@temple.edu or on Twitter @EvanCross.

Volleyball hits stride in time for conference play VOLLEYBALL PAGE 20 when you take a step back at the kills in the final match. progress we made, I think we’re But the standout has been definitely ahead of time,” Ganes Tupuola, with her 4.86 digs per said. “If I would be honest, I’m set placing near the top of the a little bit surprised that we are conference. Ganes has said all already here.” season that she is the team’s unWith one year of training sung hero. a young team and teaching his Recently, Tupuola has been second recruiting class, Ganes finding it tough to fly under said he has most, if not all, of the radar. She was named Big the pieces he de5 Tournament sires for the kind MVP and made of team he wants. the Miami (OH) “I think a Invitational Allcoach once told To u r n a m e n t me you can’t Second Team expect to build a in consecutive Mercedes if you weeks. If that have the parts for wasn’t enough a Kia, and that’s she followed how you look that up with at it building a “Best Libero” Bakeer Ganes / coach award and Tourteam,” Ganes said. “Plus the nament MVP at kids we’ve had home. for over a year now, they’ve re“I’m blessed to have these ally gotten better at what they’re awards, honestly,” Tupuola said. doing.” “I honestly didn’t think I was goHis parts include sopho- ing to get MVP [this weekend]. more setter Tiffany Connatser I know my job is being done if and junior outside hitters Elyse we win, and it’s very, very humBurkert and Gabriella Matautia. bling getting these awards.” Burkert tallied 36 kills during With the Temple Invitationthe weekend and Matautia took al complete, their second tourover against Cornell, placing 20 nament victory in three weeks,

“A coach once

told me you can’t expect to build a Mercedes if you have the parts for a Kia.

the Owls have proven that their chemistry is much stronger. But Ganes said the team has to prove again what they’re capable of in a tough conference, beginning with Rhode Island and Fordham this weekend. “Not to put any pressure on myself or the program, but I think what matters is the conference,” Ganes said. “So we really have to go out and prove ourselves over again.” If the Owls of late show up in the A-10 season, Tupuola said she’s confident with her team moving forward. “We’re all very trusting right now, and going into the A-10 season it’s going to be a huge deal knowing that I have everybody’s back, everybody has my back,” Tupuola said. Jake Adams can be reached at jacob.adams@temple.edu or on Twitter @JakeAdams520.

Coach Bakeer Ganes stresses to his team that conference play is what matters most. Atlantic 10 Conference play begins this weekend with two home games. | TIMOTHY VALSHSTEIN TTN

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Following loss, Owls prepare for top rival The Owls will travel to play Penn State on Saturday. JOEY CRANNEY Sports Editor


y digging itself into a hole with a 36-27 loss to Maryland, the football team has made its annual matchup against top rival Penn State

more difficult. Temple (1-1) will travel to State College, Pa., this weekend to battle with Penn State (1-2) for the 42nd time in a rivalry that dates back prior to World War II. Temple hasn’t defeated Penn State since 1941, but after week two’s loss to the Terrapins that featured five fumbles and seven penalties, the Owls said they’re more concerned about beating themselves. “We definitely didn’t execute our plan against Maryland,

but this week we can definitely do it,” redshirt-freshman linebacker Nate D. Smith said. Temple used its bye week to work on fundamentals, right the wrongs from the Maryland loss and get itself back to where it needs to be mentally. Redshirtjunior quarterback Chris Coyer said the young Owls’ roster responded well to the bye week. “We’ve gotten back to us,” Coyer said. “We got a chance to go full speed and play against each other. It’s good to get that

going.” For the second game in a row, the Owls’ run-heavy offense will compete against a stingy run defense. Maryland has allowed an average of 103 rushing yards per game after holding the Owls to 52 yards rushing on Sept. 8. Penn State is giving up 154 rushing yards per game. The Nittany Lions’ defense is anchored by senior linebacker Michael Mauti, who leads the team with 21 tackles. Mauti,

a preseason All-Big Ten First Team selection, looks like he’s in midseason form so far this year despite missing nearly all of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Owls ran the ball 47 times for 301 yards against Villanova in the team’s 41-10 season-opening win. Coach Steve Addazio said after the first game that it established the team’s identity of rushing the football. “It’s game one. I wanted

to get the tempo set for what kind of team we were going to be,” Addazio said. “On offense we faced nine man boxes and we ran the ball effectively. We rushed for over 300 yards.” But Temple didn’t have as easy of a time against Maryland’s superior run defense. The Owls didn’t get the run game going early, throwing off the offensive flow for the rest of the game. Temple rushed 39 times


Owls win home tournament Soccer returns from Calif. The volleyball team is off to its best start since 2002. JAKE ADAMS The Temple News Heading into last weekend’s Temple Invitational, second-year coach Bakeer Ganes felt like he was going to find out just what kind of team he had by the time the tournament was finished. As the weekend concluded, he found out he had tournament champions. The Owls completed a 3-1 victory against Central ConVOLLEYBALL

necticut State University, a 3-0 defeat of Navy and a 3-0 win against Cornell on their way to winning the tournament and improving to 10-4 on the year. “I’m really proud of this team because they really, really went out and tried to execute what we ask them to do,” Ganes said. During his tenure at Temple, Ganes has preached that rebuilding the program to an elite level would take several years. But if the Owls proved anything Saturday night as they closed out their home tournament, it’s that maybe they’re too impatient to wait that long. “Just seeing how we’ve

progressed each game, each single tournament, and [Ganes] said we’ve gotten better every single game, it’s just a huge accomplishment for all of us,” senior libero Chelsea Tupuola said. Fellow senior outside hitter Jingyu Zhang said that the seniors are happy things are moving along faster than expected. “[Tupuola] and I feel like we have to do our best to go to [the Atlantic 10 Conference playoffs], leave something for [the team],” Zhang said. Ganes said that he feels the team is ahead of schedule. “I think just to look at it,


Sophomore leads runners Cullen Davis helps cross country get first place at opening meet. AVERY MAEHRER The Temple News Throughout his years as a high school student-athlete at North Brunswick High School, sophomore Cullen Davis always dreamed of running for a Division I university. He said he didn’t know where or if he would earn the scholarship money he hoped to


obtain. All he knew was that he wanted to keep on running, “as long as I can, for the rest of my life,” he said. Davis led the men’s cross country team to a first-place finish last Friday afternoon at the Friend Invitational at Belmont Plateau, where Temple bested inner-city rivals and fellow Atlantic 10 Conferencecompetitors Saint Joseph’s and La Salle. It had been a while since Davis crossed the finish line first, he said. “I was very happy,” Davis said. “I hadn’t really won a race like that since high school. I kind of forgot what it felt like to lead a race and actually win.”


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“We expected one of us to get first,” Davis added. “Any one of us could have finished first – between [junior Will Kellar], me, [sophomore Matt Kacyon], or [freshman Steve Flynn]. It’s just that I took over that role yesterday, and I was pretty pleased.” As a freshman, Davis stayed under the radar for most of his rookie season. But at last year’s A-10 Championships, he had a breakout performance when he was relied upon to step up and pick up the slack for Kacyon, who was ill. That day, Davis bested his average race time by a full three minutes. His


The Owls go 0-2 during weekend trip to California. TYLER SABLICH The Temple News By traveling MEN’S SOCCER out west, coach David MacWilliams said his goal was to give back to his team. “We try to do it for the juniors and seniors,” MacWilliams said. “It’s just another experience through Temple University.” The Owls departed on Thursday morning for a weekend trip to California, taking on two members of the Big West Conference in California Poly-Tech and California State Northridge. For junior goaltender Bobby Rosato and senior striker Cody Calafiore, the West Coast swing has been the highlight of their 2012 soccer season. “I was looking forward to this ever since we got the schedule,” Rosato said. “I’ve never been out to the West Coast before,” Calafiore said. “I’ve tried to make the whole trip an experience from the start.” Traveling to the Golden State does not come without its troubles. Battling the transition between time zones was a common problem among the Owls. “It’s different because you’re on a plane for five or six hours and then it’s nothing but


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driving,” MacWilliams said. nior George Malki set the tempo “With the time change and by notching a goal just seven the jet lag, the traveling is hard,” minutes into the match. Temple Rosato said. “It’s going to be a redshirt-sophomore forward challenge switching back.” Chas Wilson responded with a Despite the sandy beaches goal of his own in the 25th minand clear blue skies, the Owls ute, before the Mustangs ripped didn’t have much time to take in off three straight goals to knock the scenery. With the day off on off the Owls 4-1. Saturday, Temple spent the ma“We had our legs under us jority of it traveling and practic- but we played a really strong ing. team,” MacWilliams said. “The “It’s a three-and-a-half- teams are very good out here. hour drive from Cal Poly to I wouldn’t be surprised if [Cal Northridge,” MacWilliams said. Poly] ended up in the Top 20.” “By the time we got down there, “Cal Poly played a brand we checked of game that you into the hotel don’t see too and were able much,” Calafiore to train for an said. “They’re hour and a movement of the half.” ball, they’re pass“As soon ing and the way as we got to they attacked us [Northridge], was amazing. It’s we threw our a different type of stuff down soccer. On the East and started Coast you see the our train- Cody Calafiore / senior midfielder big, athletic, speedy ing session,” kind of guys.” Rosato said. The Owls said “We tried to that the extensive get everything going and to get traveling had an effect on the everything out of our system.” way the team played this weekMacWilliams said that he end. was expecting “quality compe“We’re still tired from all tition” on the West Coast trip. the traveling,” Rosato said. The level of competition was “When we finished our game evident from the beginning of Friday night, to everyone else it the Owls’ Friday night match- was [9 p.m.] but for us it felt like up against Cal Poly. midnight.” Temple arrived to a packed “I think we did everything Alex G. Spanos Stadium and we needed to do in order to stay was greeted by a very potent fueled for the game,” Calafiore Mustangs squad. Cal Poly ju-

“I’ve never been

out to the West Coast before. I’ve tried to make the whole trip an experience.



Redshirt-junior forward Jackie Krostek returns to women’s soccer after tearing her ACL.

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