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Phone thefts prompt initiative iPhone thefts near Main Campus cause CSS to increase prevention efforts. CINDY STANSBURY The Temple News During the past few years, the popularity of the iPhone has increased, but so have the rates of thievery attached to them, a trend that’s reached Main Campus. On Sept. 27, an email was sent to all students detailing the cell phone — particularly the iPhone – robbery problem and how people can defend themselves from falling victim to this trend. The email was the first move in a new campaign to warn students of this danger. Deputy Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said this push toward cell phone safety will include magnets with tips, tweets and help from all facets of the Temple community. “We’re trying to figure out the best ways to talk to students,” he said. Leone said these thefts have been more prevalent west of Main Campus due to recent student expansion into that area, as well as on the subway platforms. He also detailed the many incidents that cause students to have their cell phones stolen.
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Student Activities director to depart After being at the helm for eight years, Gina D’Annunzio will leave Oct. 5. JOHN MORITZ Assistant News Editor For eight years, Student Activities Director Gina D’Annunzio’s two goals have been to create a “defining mo-
ment” in every student’s life and to spread her love of Temple. “I want people to love Temple University, this is a great place and I hope they can have as much love for it as I do,” D’Annunzio said. Last Friday, D’Annunzio announced her resignation as director of Student Activities in order to pursue personal opportunities, effective Friday, Oct. 5. “My only start has only ever been at Temple,” D’Annunzio
said, adding that she thought the time was right, but was too busy with the start of the semester to plan for the future right away. Dean of Students Stephanie Ives said that whoever takes the place of D’Annunzio will be capable, but he or she will never replace her. “We will hire a great Student Activities director, but there will never be another Gina,” Ives said. Associate Director of Stu-
dent Activities Christopher Carey will become the interim director of Student Activities until a replacement is found through the culmination of a national search, Ives said. Ives broke the news of D’Annunzio’s departure in an email sent to faculty on Sept. 21, which read: “Gina is beloved by the students she advises and leads. She has made a tremendous impact in the lives of thousands of Temple stu-
Temple Made Live drew thousands of people to the Bell Tower last Thursday.
SARAH FIGORSKI The Temple News The Burk Mansion south of Main Campus once housed the Center for Social Policy and Community Development and Temple’s daycare, but now sits vacant with no plans in sight to utilize the building in the future. Temple still pays for landscaping fees and has fixed a leaking roof, but Director of Maintenance and Engineering Mike Gentile said major renovations to the building would prove too costly for Temple to go forward with.
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Report outlines need for review Task force to review Freeh report calls for further review of Temple’s policies. SEAN CARLIN News Editor
A projection lights up the northern wall of Paley Library during Temple Made Live last week. The event was visited by thousands at the Bell Tower Thursday, Sept. 27. For coverage and multimedia, visit temple-news.com.| KATE McCANN TTN
For now, mansion remains vacant University officials have no plans for the Burk Mansion on North Broad Street.
dents, many of whom credit her with presenting them with true turning points and memorable moments in their lives. She has been a special part of Temple and has truly embodied dedication, commitment, and love for our University.” D’Annunzio first came to Temple as a graduate student studying sports and recreation administration in 2003, after
“On the whole, we don’t like vacant properties,” Gentile said. “We would love somebody to go in there and make something of it.” It’s unclear how much money a total renovation of the property would cost or whether Temple is actively trying to sell the building. Gentile said that landscaping costs on the building vary year to year, but he was unable to give the actual cost of current maintenance on the three-story, 27-room building. The mansion was built in 1909 for leather manufacturer Alfred E. Burk, and was acquired by Temple in 1971. A July 1993 fire caused by an air conditioner malfunction in the building produced smoke damage to one part of the mansion and injured four maintenance The Burk Mansion at 1500 N. Broad St. sits vacant. Officials have no plans to utilize the structure, but still maintain the area surrounding the building.| TIMOTHY VALSHTEIN TTN
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The task force created in July by Acting President Richard Englert to review the report by Judge Louis Freeh on Penn State’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexabuse scandal released its report last week and outlined a number of recommendations for further review of Temple’s policies and procedures. The 13-page report outlined a number of recommendations by the task force – now named the Task Force on Institutional Integrity – which consisted of 11 administrators and four senior administrators who staffed it. Much of the report centers on the idea of protecting minors at the university. The task force recommended that the university consider creating a “university integrity officer.” This person or persons, or an alternative structure other than an officer, would oversee activities and interactions with non-student minors, the report said. The task force also proposed the idea of keeping a list of activities involving minors. The task force also recommended a change in university residence halls’ overnight policies with regard to minors. The change was enacted before the start of the fall semester and said that no non-student minors could be in residence halls between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. While the university placed a moratorium on non-
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Report praises policies, recommends further review FREEH PAGE 1 student minors visiting university residence halls overnight, the task force cautioned that a complete ban on these visits could create unintended negative consequences. The report said such a ban could prevent opportunities for sibling bonding, younger siblings to identify with Temple as a possible destination, student-athlete recruitment and students who are parents of minor children to spend time together. “I think that the task force recognized that there were many laudable reasons why someone under 18 [years old] might be [aided by] spending a night in one of our residences,” said Dean of Beasley School of Law JoAnne Epps, who chaired the task force. “But that can also give rise to issues of concern,
so what I think the task force is saying is that that’s a good example where we need to ask ourselves, ‘How do we make sure that the good parts of this practice are facilitated and worrisome ones are prevented?’” The task force also suggested the university conduct an investigation aimed at improving the transparency of activities involving non-student minors and ensuring that people have clear and accessible information about what to do when inappropriate conduct is suspected. The report said a confidential, online form to report inappropriate activity exists, but may not be easily accessible. The task force also recommended the university’s “whistleblower” policy to encourage people to make reports of misconduct without fearing retaliation named, “Anti-Retaliation
in Employment,” be cross-referenced in the employee manual under the familiar “whistleblower” description in order to make it easily accessible. The report outlined recommendations to improve training for Campus Security Authorities, which are mandated under the Clery Act. The task force noted that Temple has a slew of CSAs, but Epps said periodic reminders of their duties were recommended by the committee. Athletics were mentioned separately in the report, which noted that while it is subject to oversight by the NCAA, the Temple community must resist the tendency to let athletics become isolated and unaccountable. The panel found that those at Temple who were subject to Pennsylvania Act 33 were gen-
erally compliant with the law, which requires those interacting in activities with minors to be subject to background checks before beginning any activity, but recommended that compliance with it be added to the Department of Internal Audits’ reviews. The task force’s many recommendations were all noted in the report, but Epps said that no one recommendation or area of review took priority before the rest outlined in the report. “I can’t really say that one area takes priority over another,” Epps said. “The incident at Penn State makes all of us mindful that we have to be ever vigilant and there are lots of places where we can ensure that what we are doing meets the best possible standards. So, we found a great deal to be pleased about, but places where addi-
tional questions would certainly be appropriate.” The task force met six times and even though it only had two months to put together its report, Epps said the time was “completely adequate for the task we were given.” The report’s conclusion noted that the members of the task force were impressed by the many practices and procedures already put in place by Temple to ensure compliance with the Clery Act and the protection of non-student minors at Temple, a statement echoed by Epps. “The task force was impressed by the breadth of attention already being given to protecting minors on campus and to the range of policies and procedures that encourage that protection,” Epps said. Englert, who commis-
Election spurs participation in TUCR Group was invited to a rally for Mitt Romney in Valley Forge last week. MICHAEL CHAU The Temple News Temple University College Republicans gathered last Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Student Center for its weekly meeting to discuss upcoming political events and volunteer opportunities. The discussion centered on how former governor of Massachusetts and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign committee invited TUCR to his rally on Sept. 28 at Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne, Pa. Following the rally, Erik Jacobs, chairman of TUCR, said he was able to meet with Romney and shake his hand. Jacobs also met state officials Sen. Pat Toomey and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley. At its meeting, TUCR also discussed former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s upcoming speech taking place at Temple on Oct. 19, as part of his College Truth Tour.
The tour is advertised as a “fun [and] educational” discussion that will also feature a local band, according to the tour’s website. The TUCR meeting presented its members with opportunities to work or volunteer for local Republican election campaigns. TUCR is focusing most of its efforts to elect Dave Kralle as state representative of Pennsylvania’s 169th district. Jacobs asked students to go door-todoor during the weekend promoting Kralle in the Northeast Philadelphia district. But TUCR’s weekly meetings are more than just political events and campaign work. Students were asked if they have any memorable encounters with members of the opposing political party to share with the group. Darin Bartholomew, vice chairman of TUCR, said that it’s a “nice little icebreaker” that “opens people up” and fosters discussion about the alleged liberal bias that members said exists on Main Campus. One girl raised her hand and said she was “disgusted” that her professor told students to donate to President Barack Obama’s campaign after show-
ing them a video of Obama’s response to Romney’s much criticized 47 percent comment. Another student said her ex-boyfriend had unfriended her on Facebook because he didn’t want to see anymore of her RSVPs to Republican events. Besides voicing their problems with members of the opposing political party, students also discussed foreign policy. Jacobs asked members about their thoughts on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent “red line” remarks regarding Iran’s nuclear program and the United States support of Israel. When the possibility of Iran attacking Israel with a nuclear weapon came up, one student said: “Obama may not strike back [at Iran], Romney will.” Another student said that if Obama didn’t respond to the killings of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and U.S. TUCR Chairman Erik Jacobs speaks to members at the Embassy workers in Libya, then group’s Sept. 27 meeting. | MICHAEL CHAU TTN he would not respond to Israel “We’ve seen an extreme in- importance of this election and being attacked. crease in membership, especial- students’ engagement in politics Later in the month, TUCR ly with the election coming up. this time around.” will host a National Rifle AsWe’ve been averaging around sociation appreciation event at Michael Chau can be reached 40 people at meetings,” Bara shooting range. Jacobs asked at firstname.lastname@example.org. tholomew said. “I think it says a if anyone would be interested in lot about the momentum of the going and almost all the hands Romney campaign, about the in the room were raised.
Proposed plans for ‘1500’ fail to take shape 1500 PAGE 1 workers. The fire damage and a decrease in state appropriations caused the closing of the building in 1995. At the time, the building cost $300,000 per year to maintain. While the building is in major need of repair and renovation, officials from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia said that Temple has been in contact with the group to discuss plans for the building. “After the Preservation Alliance featured the building on our Endangered Properties List in December of 2010, officials from Temple University contacted us to discuss their longterm plans for the site,” said Ben Leech, director of advocacy for the Preservation Alliance. Those plans include the renovation of the mansion itself, along with demolition of the rear outbuildings and adjacent property. But Leech said these plans were dependent on the university’s acquisition of the adjacent properties, which has proven difficult. Additionally, due to the mansion’s historical significance, any final plans must be approved by the Philadelphia Historical Commission. John Gallery, executive
director of the Preservation Alliance, told The Temple News last year that if the university isn’t going to use the building, it should sell the mansion to a buyer who will. “If Temple really doesn’t have a way to [rehabilitate the building], then sell it and give someone else a chance to do something with it,” Gallery said at the time. The only major project that has been proposed for the property was a $44 million construction project that would have made the property the new home of the “Honors College.” The plan, still listed on the facilities management website, calls for a complete renovation of the mansion and demolition of the adjoining addition and adjacent building. The website states that it would have numerous uses including offices, an art gallery and a scholar library. Officials said in September 2011 that the plans were halted by a souring economy and that it would have had to encompass the mansion’s neighboring properties. Director of the honors program Ruth Ost said she’s glad the mansion is still standing, but would have liked to use the available space in the building. The honors program is
sioned the report, said in a letter preceding the report that he has created a small group to assist in designing an implementation strategy that considers recommendations made by the task force. The report recommends that the president present responses to recommendations from the report to the Board of Trustees in Fall 2013. Neil Theobald is expected to assume the presidency on Jan. 1, 2013. Sean Carlin can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.
iPhones tracked by app. IPHONE PAGE 1 “We see a mix, we see people leaving property unattended, and that accounts for a lot of our thefts and we see because you’re texting with it or talking, that somebody will just come by and grab it out of your hand,” Leone said. “We’ve even had several students lend their phones to juveniles and boom, they run away.” When carrying a cell phone, it is comparable to upward of $400 in someone’s pocket. The expensive price tag attached to these phones and their easily transferable nature makes for very attractive targets for thieves. “Be mindful if you have your cell phone and be mindful of your area, try your best to avoid using it in public because it makes you more vulnerable,” Leone said. To combat such thefts, Leone suggested that iPhone users make use of the locator application, which simplifies the process of finding a phone once it has been taken. In some cases, this has been the deciding factor between the returning of the phone to its original owner and the loss of the item entirely. Leone stressed that it is a matter of students being more aware of how, when and where their phones are used. “We have our phone, we have some time while we’re walking to class and they’re out, they become so a part of us,” Leone said. “So, we are trying to see if we can change a little bit of the culture and say it might be best to talk on your phone in a better area than walking through the street.” While Leone acknowledged that the new campaign to change student behavior is going to be a challenge, he said he still remains hopeful. “We’re up to it.” Leone said. Cindy Stansbury can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
housed in Tuttleman Learning Center. While Ost said the mansion has potential to be utilized, she thinks it would cost a large amount of money to renovate. “What it will be used for one day, I don’t know,” Ost added. “The mansion has spectacular promise, but I’m guessing it would cost a small fortune to make it habitable.” Sarah Figorski can be reached at email@example.com.
Last week, The Temple News incorrectly stated the hours of the Philadelphia History Museum. The correct hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“1500” was once an esteemed mansion that housed Temple’s daycare. It closed in 1995 after a small fire. The Temple News reported on its long vacancy more than a year ago. No plans to use it have been devised.| TIMOTHY VALSHTEIN TTN
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National search for new director to begin this fall “There is no day-to-day basis as director of Student Acgraduating Vanderbilt Univer- tivities,” D’Annunzio said. sity in Nashville, Tenn. “She is not just our advisor, In February 2004, she is more our mentor, espeD’Annunzio became a graduate cially to me,” David Lopez, a extern in the Student Activities senior political science major office, working in the student and student body president, movie theater, which was then said. “It always amazes me how based in Tuttleman Learning down to earth she is because she Center. can always put things in perAfter deciding to stay with spective in any situation no matthe university inter what it is, so stead of leaving her leaving is for a professional going to upsetsports internship, ting but at the D’Annunzio besame time I am came an advisor happy for the to Main Campus chance we have Program Board had to work toin the spring and gether.” summer of 2005, W h e n before being apD’Annunzio pointed to the became assotemporary asso- Stephanie Ives / dean of students ciate director ciate director of of Student AcStudent Activitivities, she reties that August. membered there being just 126 In 2006, D’Annunzio be- student organizations; there are came interim director of Stu- now more than 300. dent Activities before assuming Organizing events such as the role as director in June 2007. last year’s Kid Cudi concert Directly, D’Annunzio and an annual excursion to Jaoversees Temple Student Gov- maica to help build schools, ernment and assists in direct- D’Annunzio’s staff must always ing MCPB. In addition, she has work to find creative ways to involvement with everything engage students with entertainfrom homecoming concerts to ing programs, often on a smaller helping sorority sisters organize budget, she said. the largest recruitment night in “Any idea is a cool idea, recent memory. so if someone brings a 100-
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foot banana split to the table for Welcome Week, let’s go for it,” D’Annunzio said. “It’s no secret that we do a lot with little at Temple,” D’Annunzio added. “We do our best to offer cost savings to students, which I think is a fantastic credo.” In order to build programs around a large commuter population, D’Annunzio said that she prefers not to think of Main Campus as a commuter school, instead she chooses to create events that will make students stick around at night and on the weekends. Free Food and Fun Fridays is one of the larger events D’Annunzio and Student Activities created as a way to engage commuter students. “That way students know there is always something going on at campus, and there is no excuse to go home,” D’Annunzio said. The national search for a new director of Student Activities will begin this fall, and will likely continue to the end of the academic year so that a possible hire from another university may finish the year out at his or her current institution, Ives said. John Moritz can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU.
$1.4 million grant to help boost student performance National grant awarded to Temple to fund year No. 1 of five-year education program. JOHN MORITZ Assistant News Editor A $1,422,305 grant to fund research-based solutions to problems in education was awarded to Temple on Saturday during the Mathematics, Engineering, Science and Achievement Day at the College of Engineering, announced by Congressman Chaka Fattah. Fattah, a Democrat of Pennsylvania’s 2nd District which includes areas of Main Campus west of Broad Street, spoke to students, educators and Navy officials while announcing the grant which was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to Temple’s Institute for Schools and Society, according to a press release
from the congressman’s office. In conjunction with the Academic Development Institute, a non-profit institution based in Lincoln, Ill., the ISS will use the grant money to create one of seven national Content Centers, as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The grant will fund the first year of a five-year program, which will work to provide local education researchers with tools to develop new learning methods and improve student performance. Elizabeth King, the education adviser to Fattah, said the money from the grant was awarded by the education department after ISS successfully competed for a national content center. Marilyn Murphy, the interim director of ISS, said the money from the grant will be used to fund the center in working with regional research institutions to develop “innovation in learning.” “A lot of people think of innovations as technology,”
Murphy said. “But it’s not only technology, it’s different ways of doing things, but in a way that’s methodical and researchbased.” “America’s challenges will only be met by educating the future generation of leaders, earners and thinkers,” Fattah said. “Innovation is the key to student learning and economic growth and this center is going to build a stronger regional and national future.” Founded in 1986, ISS, formerly known as Center for Research in Human Development and Education, is a researchbased organization within the College of Education. The institute focuses on research and development in education, especially amongst disadvantaged families and youth, according to its website. John Moritz can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU.
Hillel receives grant to send students overseas Grant includes $8,000 to go specifically toward community service. ADDY PETERSON The Temple News The Hillel at Temple, located at 15th and Norris streets on the west side of Main Campus, has received an $8,000 grant from The David Project along with a perk that will allow Jewish and non-Jewish students to travel to Israel for free to experience the culture of the country. The David Project, a foundation for Jewish campus life, is an organization with a mission to expand Israel and Jewish discourse throughout college campuses. Evan Herron, a student leader intern for the Hillel, attended The David Project’s seminar this past summer, where he was able to talk about the Hillel’s potential. “[I’ve] talked to The David Project over the past summer and told them of the work we did last year, and how I was very excited for this upcoming year,” Herron, a junior Jewish studies major, said. Herron said that at the end of Spring 2012, Hillel held a student leadership dinner, which brought various club presidents together to encourage Jewish discourse across the whole campus. From this, the Hillel received more than 30 signatures in support of this initiative. Herron said it was from this dinner and campus-wide relationships that The David Project chose to partner with the Hillel at Temple.
“We did work with The David Project before and got individual grants,” Hila Shaulski, the Jewish agency Israel fellow at the Hillel, said. Based off of this one-on-one collaboration with them, Shaulski said it is the first time the Hillel is receiving “serious amounts of money.” Though this is Temple’s first time having a core partnership with The David Project, it is not the only campus that received the grant along with the free trip to Israel. Herron said that when he attended the summer seminar called “Israel On Demand,” 10 schools were considered to receive the grant. Temple was among the chosen schools, along with the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh. “The grant is just to build coalitions on campus,” Herron said. By using the student leadership dinner, Herron said he and the Hillel were successful at building these coalitions. With a goal of getting students both educated in Israeli discourse and politics, they looked for clubs and student organizations that shared the same viewpoint as they did: that Israel is a bipartisan issue. “We narrowed it down to the NAACP group, the college republicans, the college democrats, any minority group that does politics and also the student government,” Herron said. With the perk of the grant from The David Project being a free trip to Israel, Herron, Shaulski and other Hillel interns looked within these clubs for students whose involvement on campus was noticed and who the Hillel would want to develop a relationship with.
Dylan Morpurgo, a junior political science major and president of Temple College Democrats; David Lopez, a senior political science major and Temple Student Government student body president; and Erik Jacobs, a senior political science major and chairman of Temple University College Republicans are among the students that were approached by Hillel for the trip. “Our students will be first to go on this kind of trip,” Shaulski said. “We decided on [these students] because we found their roles on campus significant and we want to empower them. Basically, we want to strengthen relationships with them.” Both Shaulski and Herron said they would want these students to return from the trip and be better educated. They expect to send at least three students to Israel. “Our expectation is that when we do the Student Leadership Dinner [this year], we talk to them about it,” Herron said. Communicating their experiences from the trip to other club presidents will allow for campus-wide relationships, and unite student organizations and clubs in appreciating Israel and Jewish discourse. Shaulski said Hillel will use the $8,000 toward community service, programs for the Hillel and other Israeli engagements. The amount of money that study abroad would cost is unclear. “We are part of an exceptional project,” she said. Addy Peterson can be reached at email@example.com.
TSG groups split the work Committees met at GA meeting to continue work on different initiatives. LAURA DETTER The Temple News The Temple Student Government General Assembly meeting yesterday, Oct. 1, featured an overview of the week’s homecoming events, an appearance by the candidates for homecoming king and queen and the convening of the committees. The main initiative TSG is supporting this week is called GreenSneakers. GreenSneakers is a non-profit organization that helps organizations raise funds by providing affordable footwear in developing coun-
tries through the donation of used shoes. TSG will be collecting used sneakers at various locations throughout the week, including the homecoming football game at Lincoln Financial Field. After the homecoming king and queen candidates made their pitches for why students should vote for them, the General Assembly broke into their committees for the first time this semester. The Local and Community Affairs Committee, headed by junior business management major Anthony Torres, is working on an adopt-a-block program. The program assigns a city block near Temple’s Main Campus to an organization that must clean the block at least once a month. TSG is looking for organizations and students to adopt
20 blocks this semester. Furthermore, junior Patricia Boateng is the director of academic affairs who is currently working on a summary of last-years general education study that will not only be distributed to the students, but also presented to the incoming president, Neil Theobald. Boateng commented that the gen-ed program is meeting its overarching goals, but “there are some major kinks in it that need to be worked out.” “I would like to see an actual, physical change in the program that is beneficial to the students,” Boateng said. Boateng and the Academic Affairs Committee hope to have the report completed by the end of this semester. Laura Detter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discount cards to be distributed this week TSG will give out cards featuring discounts for 23 businesses in the city. LAURA DETTER The Temple News Starting this week, Temple Student Government will distribute 15,000 student discount cards that can be used at 23 businesses throughout the city. The cards, which will be distributed during homecoming week, are fulfilling a campaign promise that Temple Advocating Progress made to help students better acclimate with Philadelphia. “Our goal from the start has been to find businesses that are not necessarily right on our campus or in our backyard because we want students to ex-
plore the city of Philadelphia,” TSG Student Body President David Lopez said. The business locations extend from South Philadelphia to Northern Liberties and offer a range of products. The locations include Landmark Theater on Walnut Street, Applebee’s and Coldstone Creamery on Aramingo Avenue, Meineke Car Care Center on North Broad Street and even Snip on Farimount Avenue. The discount cards will be valid through Oct. 5, 2013. The TSG officers said students should be prepared to show both the card and their student identification to receive the discounts. TSG used a good portion of its semester’s budget to have College Discount Cards construct the cards and facilitate the deals with the businesses. “Our initial plan was to
make sure the students had access to more use of their Temple ID....We just happened to come across a company, which [gave] students the opportunity to get a lot of college discounts for the entire year,” Lopez said. TSG Vice President of Student Affairs Julian Hamer said the idea also stemmed from seeing other college students receive discounts in the city. “I have friends who attend other universities in Philadelphia and I know that by showing their ID they get discounts to certain places. I said, ‘Hey, why don’t we have that same service?’” Hamer said. Hamer, along with TSG Vice President of External Affairs Ofo Ezeugwu, spent most of August creating a list of about 60 businesses that would appeal to students. From there, College Dis-
count Cards negotiated with the businesses and then returned a list of available discounts to TSG, which then selected the deals fitting for students. Several businesses that Lopez, Hamer and Ezeugwu wanted the most either did not agree to participate, such as the IHOP in Center City, or were not economically able to offer a discount. “We tried [the discounts] with smaller business, but feasibly they would not be able to accommodate this because even if a small percentage of students who get the cards actually go there, it could hurt their revenue and we don’t want that to happen either,” Lopez said. However, that did not stop them from scoring with popular restaurants including Jim’s Steaks on South Street. Students are able to receive a free soft drink with the purchase of any
sandwich. Ken Silver, who is the son of co-owner Abner Silver, said his father attended and graduated from Temple and was a significant reason for their participation. “I would imagine he would do anything to help his alma mater,” Ken Silver said. Similarly, Donald Altman, owner of U Got Munchies and former Temple student, understands students like to save money. The restaurant at 2012 Broad St. will offer 10 percent off any food purchased before 4 p.m. “We are hoping to drive more daytime sales, especially from commuters who aren’t necessarily around at night,” Altman said. Altman said he would evaluate the effectiveness of the coupon in terms of sales to determine if he would participate
in a similar initiative in the future. As for now, TSG plans to begin distribution of the cards during the pep rally on Friday, Oct. 5. Lopez said the plan is to strongly encourage students to register with Temple Advocates Legislative Outreach Network, which acts as an advocacy brance at the university, when they receive the discount cards. “Fight for your funding and at the same time here is a small reward,” Lopez said. Laura Detter can be reached at email@example.com.
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Temple continues to disregard a historic property.
hen discussing physical expansion, administrators always point up. Morgan Hall is now one of the tallest buildings in North Philadelphia – 27 floors of proof that the university’s focus is on its upward-growing campus. But when it comes to maintaining a specific historical piece of campus, administrators need to come back down to earth. Temple has owned the Burk Mansion – also known as “1500” – at Broad and Jefferson streets since 1971. It housed the School of Social Administration and its Center for Social Policy and Community Development, and was later used for the university’s daycare. A small fire and tough financial decisions caused the building to close in 1995. But now, as the university invests money – a reported $216 million for Morgan Hall – in constructing new buildings and revamping Main Campus, trustees and university leaders need to
create dialogue for a resolution to “1500.” More than a year ago, The Temple News reported on the state of the Burk Mansion and the university’s lack of a plan to rehabilitate or sell the property. Judging by officials’ recent responses, nothing has changed. Temple prides itself on its positive impact on the community. The boarded-up mansion is a three-story objection to that claim. The mansion was once hailed as one of the last great mansions to be built on North Broad Street, serving as a reminder of an era when the neighborhood equated to wealth and prominence. We should embrace that. Temple’s 20/20 plan includes a campus development principle to “preserve and enhance ‘sacred places’ and those significant organizational features that define the campus.” If this is the case, then the university should direct its perfect vision a few blocks south.
The task force reviewing the Freeh Report offered valuable recommendations.
emple’s Task Force on Institutional Integrity released its final report last week after more than two months of examining the university’s policies and investigating the issues brought up in Judge Louis Freeh’s report on Penn State University’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. The task force, made up of 11 administrators and four more who staffed it, focused on finding out if there was any part of the Freeh report that Temple could learn from. The Temple News supports this openness from the university and its commitment to self-improvement. One area that the university directly played a role in affecting change in a policy was with its overnight guest policy with respect to non-matriculated minors. The task force states that it recommended the university review its overnight guest policy for minors. Temple responded by placing an immediate stop on all overnight visits from minors who aren’t students. Though, the task force warned that placing a complete ban may hinder a number of aspects of student life. Specifically, it questioned if the policy
would impact sibling bonding and student recruitment. This shows that the task force does not support any hasty action that could have unintended consequences on the university. While The Temple News supports action, it also commends the task force for being cautious and warning against a total ban on non-matriculated minors overnight at residence halls. Another aspect of the report focused on reporting mechanisms for inappropriate conduct at the university. It noted that there is an online confidential form, but not everyone may know how to access it. This is important because it shows that the task force was committed to reviewing the checks and balances of the university as well as its reporting mechanisms. Overall, the task force called for further reviews of Temple’s policies and procedures mainly in the area of non-matriculated minors. The Temple News applauds this commitment to making sure Temple is as protective as possible.
JULIANA COPPA TTN
Students dance in a crowd at the Bell Tower as part of Temple Made Live, a gathering by the university to kick off its Temple Made campaign. For more photos, visit temple-news.com/slideshows. | INDIRA JIMINEZ TTN
GOT SOMETHING TO SAY?
POLLING PEOPLE What level of education do you think adequately prepares someone to join the work force?
Some high school.
A high school diploma.
An undergraduate degree.
Some graduate school education.
Visit temple-news.com to take our online poll, or send your comments to letters@ temple-news.com. Letters to the editor may regard any current issue but must include your full name, position and location. Students can give year and major. Submissions should be 350 words or fewer.
*Out of 39 votes.
CITY VIEW A RECENT GALLUP POLL INDICATES THAT A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS ARE IN AGREEMENT THAT COLLEGE GRADUATES ARE PREPARED FOR THE WORK FORCE. THIS STATISTIC IS BACKED UP BY AN ADDITIONAL GALLUP SURVEY OF 30,000 AMERICANS, WHICH REVEALED THAT COLLEGE GRADUATES EXCEED THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IN PAYROLL TO POPULATION. THIS METRIC IS DEFINED AS THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE EMPLOYED FULL TIME FOR AN EMPLOYER.
34% (HIGH SCHOOL OR LESS)
45.3% (NATIONAL AVERAGE)
“She flees to the shelter at
her gay friend’s abode where venting and tequila shots are the rhythm of the evening.
John Corrigan / “That’s Whar He Said”
NEUTRAL 29% DISAGREE 17%
47% SOME COLLEGE
58% COLLEGE GRADUATES
60% POSTGRADUATES PAYROLL TO POPULATION RATE *Source: Gallup Illustration Joey Pasko TTN
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
Satire not a laughing matter
atire plays an important role in today’s media and popular culture. It can be found on your television, computer and pretty much anywhere else you get entertainment from. Satirists express a message through wit and KYLE NOONE humor, but for all the laughs it causes, satire’s no joke. Noone argues Some of you might be conthat there is an fused as to what exactly constiimportant role for tutes as satire. “It’s a way of writing or comsatire to play in municating, and there is always news media. an object of attack,” said English professor Amy Friedman. Satire attacks through many methods, including ridicule, highlighting absurdity, exaggeration, lampoon, caricature and parody, Friedman said. The point of satire is to express an opinion or a critique. Although much of today’s satire comes from comedies like
“South Park,” “The Colbert Report” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” satire has been a method of expression for thousands of years. “Through history, satire has been a really powerful tool of critique and commentary and analysis, and it has been taken seriously,” Friedman said. It seems that audiences today are taking satire as serious as in the past. According to Rasmussen Reports, “Nearly one-third of Americans under the age of 40 say satirical news-oriented television programs like ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart’ are taking the place of traditional news outlets.” Friedman calls this trend “both stunning and positive.” Sometimes, however, satire can be taken too seriously. On Sept. 17, former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and current ESPN television personality Stephen A. Smith took to Twitter to defend himself against what he called “despicable lies.” The only problem was that the article spreading these lies was put out by the Onion, a satirical organization that refers to itself as “America’s finest news
“Plus, at this
point, finding a non-partisan news source is like finding a needle in 12 cable networks worth of haystacks.
source.” Although available in print, the Onion mostly provides content through its website. The organization uses an outrageous brand of sharp wit and humor to satirize all branches of popular culture including entertainment, politics and even sports. The funniest part of the Onion’s article about Smith may be his ignorance to the subject matter. Smith eventually realized he was simply the punch line of an elaborate joke, taking to Twitter once again to proclaim his understanding. Still, his reaction speaks volumes about satire itself, and particularly the Onion’s unique style of using a news format that can be mistaken for a hard news story if the reader isn’t careful. “It highlights an aspect of satire which is about knowledge and insider knowledge and get-
topic of the gym has to come up. But I’m not going to get caught up in the actual “working out” part. No, I’m more concerned with what you look like when you get there. Some people seem to think it’s acceptable to show up in some bargain-bin shorts and a plain T-shirt. How cute. If you want people to notice how elegant your stride is or how many reps you’re doing, then those bargain-bin shorts and T-shirts better have Nike symbols on them. And definitely be careful when purchasing shoes for the gym. Shoe salesmen are notorious for trying to distract you from the important criteria. They’ll often try to tell you about the “features and benefits” when we all know the important things are the logo on
the side and the colors. Once you’re done making sure your muscles are the best representation they can be, it’s time to turn your attention to your most important accessory. Taking care of your skin has to start with making sure it’s just the right color. When it comes to tanning beds, whoever said “everything in moderation” obviously suffered from a ghastly pallor. That’s right. You can never spend enough time in one of those beds. And don’t just go in to get a little color. Whatever the equivalent to 11 is in those things, crank it up to that. I believe it might be burnt sienna. Of course, there are those who bring up the possible health hazards of tanning beds. “It in-
“When it comes
to tanning beds, whoever said ‘everything in moderation’ obviously suffered from a ghastly pallor.
creases the chances you’ll get melanoma,” they all shout in unison at anyone who’s just trying to get a healthy glow. Maybe they have a point. But then again, have you seen some of those people? Pale as anything. Clearly, that makes them a bias source of information. Can you really trust studies perpetuated by Big Pasty? Not to mention that they conveniently forget to mention the potential health benefits. Namely that it makes you look healthy. If a consequence of looking healthy is getting cancer, well that sounds like a fair trade-off to me. Now some of you may be strapped for time. “I don’t have time for that,” you’re probably exclaiming. “I have tons of homework. Am I to suffer just because I care about doing well in school?” I’m glad you asked. Luckily for you, there is a way out. Spray tanning. It’s a far shorter method to get similar results. Plus, you
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List-makers only know a fraction
hese days, people use ranking systems to decide everything. Rankings give people a snapshot of something that they might otherwise have to learn by experiencing first-hand. However, there is a danger that comes with relying upon rankings. Just look at one of the most important decisions young SARAJANE SEIN people make: where to attend Sein argues that college. U.S. News and World Report Temple’s place publishes a list of colleges each in rankings often year, rating them on their quality. These colleges are split into “nadoesn’t account for tional” and “regional” categories, the most important with “national” colleges being schools that offer doctoral things. larger programs and “regional” institutions being smaller schools, mostly liberal arts colleges. This year, Temple was ranked No. 125 in the national category. Readers who simply rely on this information could come to faulty assumptions about Temple. It’s difficult to attribute a number to the opportunities and experience of college.
Before transferring to Temple, I spent three years at Cedar Crest College, a small, private liberal arts college – ranked No. 16 for the northern region in U.S. News’ regional rankings – with a tuition price tag of more than $31,000 a year. Required classes were only offered every three years. Incoming freshmen or transfers could not choose their first semester classes. In such a small school it was hard to avoid any lackluster professors. While students were allowed to take courses at other area schools, my attempts to do so resulted in frustration. In short, my life was hardly as smooth as I would expect for the price tag. While no school is perfect, Temple offers benefits to its students that cannot be enumerated in an arbitrary rank. In the Philadelphia area, Temple is one of the most affordable schools. Courses on any topic I could possibly want are available and have a section or two running every semester. I haven’t run into any issues with
the classes I need to take with my major, and the number of sections often allows me to register with the most highly-regarded faculty. Not to mention the fact that many students graduating from higher-ranked, yet more expensive, schools may find themselves struggling for years to pay back student loans. U.S. News attempts to control this by also publishing a list of “best value” schools. This ranking is done by considering academic quality and comparing it to the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of needbased financial aid, according to its website. However, a student with financial aid that pays for 60 percent of a $30,000 tuition bill is still paying $12,000 a year. They could attend a public university like Temple for even less. Which is the better value? “[Ranking systems are] good for a rough gauge, but they’re not an accurate indication of what anyone is going to experience at a school,” said Nate Leffever, a senior English major.
“So when it comes to the United States government, it’s only natural for young people to want more free crap. We’ve seen this simple ideal spur an entire movement of fickle young people through the recent Occupy protests. Enter President Obama, the king of promising #MoreFreeCrap! So it makes sense that most young people voted for him in 2008 and that many plan to do so again this November.”
On foxnews.com in “A selfish Millennial’s guide to the 2012 election”
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Looking good has never been easier ll across Main Campus, students trot around, blissfully unaware of how offensive their appearance is to the right eyes. Unfortunately for me, I happen to have some of those ZACK SCOTT right eyes. But fret not. For I have chosen to take to my soapbox and In a satirical column, illustrate the errors of your ways. What, exactly, are my qualiScott gives tips on fications for doing so? Take a how to make the quick look to the left of this text. most out of your See that headshot? All the qualifications I need, right? appearance. That picture has been described to me as “very Abercrombie.” Do you think that happened by accident? Do you? Because I was kind of looking for an incidental look and I want to know if I nailed it. Clearly, I know what it takes to maximize physical potential. And, for a limited time, I am going to be passing this knowledge on to you free of charge. Of course, when you’re talking about maintaining a striking physical presence at all times, the
The people who can best decide how Temple “ranks” are those who are there every day. “Your relationships determine the outcome,” said Roland Williams, a professor in the English department. “First and foremost, your relationships with teachers, and then the student network. The rankings are inconsequential, though at Temple if you based the rankings on teacher commitment to students, we would fall in the Top 10.” So what’s in a number? The quality of education a student receives at Temple rivals, if not surpasses, that which a student can receive at some of the much higher-ranked schools. And it costs the student far less to get it. In the end, only a student can decide whether a college is right for him or her. Students will decide based on their educational experience, not on a ranking. Sarajane Sein can be reached at email@example.com.
“Mobile health development in the United States means innovating with the newest technologies, from diabetes management apps to miniature diagnostic devices, all aiming to capitalize on the potential of the latest tablets and smartphones. The possibilities are truly mind-blowing.”
On cnn.com in “How the cell phone can improve health care”
“Education reformers, flush with corporate and foundation dollars, have changed the terms of the debate, pitting ‘bad teachers’ against ‘bad parents.’ And Mayor Nutter has helped trivialize it, calling questions about the blueprint ‘esoteric debates that ultimately don’t mean anything.’ These are the standard talking points. And they’re misleading. There is a serious difference of opinion, and major political forces are colliding. It does Philadelphians a disservice to pretend otherwise.”
On citypaper.net in Hostile witness: “What schools debate needs is plain English”
“When even Scott Walker and Paul Ryan kind of side with labor against management, who knows what else is possible? Maybe they’ll endorse tax increases and say nice things about teachers unions.”
On philly.com in “The lesson from the real refs”
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
“Do you think Temple offers a good value for education?
STEVEN REITZ TTN
OPINION DESK 215-204-7416
“It depends class to class for me. Sometimes I feel very engaged in my class and I enjoy it, others I feel like it is being taught straight from the book. ”
“Sometimes I feel like I am getting my money’s worth, and other times I feel like as an out-of-state student I should be paying less.”
“Yes, I definitely think I am getting a good value for my education. I am challenged in almost all of my courses.”
SOPHOMORE | NEUROSCIENCE
SENIOR | HISTORY
JUNIOR | ENGLISH
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
Unedited for content.
ROBERT SAYS ON “LGBT COMMUNITY ARGUES FOR DEEPER CHANGE IN MINDSET” ON SEPT. 26 AT 3 P.M.
First of all let’s dismiss the concept of homosexuality/LBGT as being normal. Currently 1.4% of the population considers themselves LGBT. The “Normal” distribution for a population represents the concentration around an “average”. 1.4% is a statistical outlier, and far from normal or average. Because the LBGT agenda is in our face all the time we tend to overestimate the population, but actually you are more than twice as likely to be a sociopath (at 4% of the population) than you are to be LGBT. Every person is unique, and it is our uniqueness that can be a source of strength and inspiration in life. No one should be persecuted for being different, and everyone who is paying for a service (education) deserves to get what they pay for. Temple University’s job is to deliver an education to students who are paying to learn. I understand that learning is affected by each individual’s perspective and each student’s perspective is uniquely their own, but Temple is not a one-on-one instructional institution. When it comes to the acquisition of knowledge, sexual orientation has about as much to do with the learning process as the brand of shoes you wear. What is happening here is the exercise of the politics of division and victimization. This is about Temple University embracing yet another special interest out of fear of being less than 100% politically correct. This is about Temple University acting as a surrogate parent and students (with the assistance of well-funded special interest money) looking to an institution to make societal change. Oh, and if you check, the Gender and Sexuality Assessment you will find that the vast majority of the LGBT population at Temple is “comfortable” or “very comfortable” with the climate and within 10% of the heterosexual student population. In college, and with the onset of adulthood, everyone searches for their own identity. Here you have an unfortunate group of students who are being trained to think of themselves as victims. Who knows, maybe Mommy or Daddy didn’t love them enough, or maybe it was their only way to make themselves feel special, but creating emotionally distraught victims out of a bunch of adolescents isn’t exactly a challenge. Now we have the “Special Interest Machine” kicking in, with money & special treatment – all based on their sexuality. The Lesson: The louder and more annoying you are, the more benefits you can extort from the university and the more special interest money you can attract. So the goal isn’t about pursuing academic excellence. The goal is about how to create separate but equal segregation because you have to separate yourselves from the rest of the population in order to qualify for your “special” treatment. Shut up, go to class, and learn something. Pursue academic excellence. Make a contribution to your area of talent and expertise. Concentrate your efforts on what you can give to society rather than what you feel you deserve to take. Your sexuality is only an issue if you make it one. It is just a shame that so many administrators have made careers for themselves that rely on the perpetuation of our differences.
SHANKRILEY SAYS ON “TATTOOS TAKE OVER AS NEW NORM” ON SEPT. 26 AT 5:37 P.M.
I love my tattoos but my boss is not cool with visible ink. I cover my arms at work with two Ink Armor sleeves. They work great but looking back I wish I had gotten inked further up my arms so I could conceal my body art easily.
Satire delivers more than just fun and games SATIRE PAGE 5 ting the joke,” Friedman said. Some complain about the liberal slant that comes with most of today’s satirical programs, but to get the jokes on these shows you have to be aware of what’s going on in the world. That element of knowledgeable entertainment undoubtedly leads to a more informed public overall. Plus, at this point, finding a non-partisan news source is like finding a needle in 12 cable networks worth of haystacks. Sometimes things like politics can be so ridiculous that they can only be understood through absurdity, and our era looks more like one of those times everyday. When satire is done right, the message lands and sticks with an audience. Not everyone wants to sit down for an hour-long newscast or listen to a pundit fill another segment in the 24-hour news cycle, and I don’t blame them. I certainly don’t believe that those individuals deserve to be
uninformed. It’s sad, but for the most part, news organizations fill their time with content that is less valuable than satire, and a lot less entertaining. The ironic part is the talking heads of the world, arguing and carelessly spitting half truths to the public, being the very thing that keeps satirists going these days. The public is smart enough to make its own decisions and appears to have put an increased deal of weight into the messages and critiques put forth through satire. Even if satire is never taken as serious as traditional news, it will always have its place in our culture as an alternative to traditional, politically correct programming. That’s something that we need. Kyle Noone can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saving Frazier’s gym a must How to perfect
Ordonez argues that Philadelphia has a moral and protecting the legacy of Joe Frazier.
hat did Muhammad Ali think during his last visit to Philadelphia? Hard to tell. However, he probably noticed that his formidable and deceased rival had seemingly faded into oblivion. It’s to be expected if Joe Frazier doesn’t pop into your mind as the heavyweight champion that once knocked down Ali. There is nothing in the city to remind you of Frazier’s legacy as a boxer or youth advocate. However, you should know that Frazier’s gym is crucial for the economic expansion of North Philadelphia and the integration of the community. Until 2008, the gym was the centerpiece of the neighborhood, open for teenagers who could not afford a gym membership. Now, it is a furniture store and the latest addition to America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. According to a report issued by Preservation Alliance, historic preservation has been an important contributor to the city’s economic growth. It accounts for revenue, expenditures and employment. Between 1998 and 2008, historic preservation in Philadelphia resulted in “annual im-
pacts of over $660 million in total expenditures supporting over 2,800 jobs and over $100 million in earnings each year.” Additional benefits include heritage tourism and increases in property values. Despite all these economic incentives to preserve landmark buildings, the city has failed to protect the historic value of the gym. Temple’s architecture department, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Alliance are the only entities that have prevented the building from being demolished. Mayor Michael Nutter’s office seems to think that erecting a statue of Frazier at South Philadelphia’s Xfinity Live!, which as of Monday has received only $200 in funding, is enough to honor him. Yet, the would-be statue barely accounts for Frazier’s boxing career. The gym, where a generation of fighters trained, represented not just his athletic achievements but also a sense of community that boxing created in the neighborhood. So, if the Mayor’s office is serious about honoring Frazier, it must consider the impact his life and accomplishments had on North
Philadelphia and do something to benefit that community. Aside from neglecting the gym, this policy contradicts the plan to foster development on North Broad Street. In 2005, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission issued the report “Extending the Vision for North Broad Street.” In its outline, it calls for the conservation of “architectural assets” to boost the “importance of the street in history” and “its significance in Philadelphia.” For North Philadelphia, this discrepancy means no tourism, no employment, no revenue and no increase in the property value of its buildings. Frazier gave Philadelphia a chance to do something for the community by linking his name and legacy to the neighborhood. When the city fails to honor Frazier, it also fails North Philadelphia residents and the people close to him. Next time you pass by the decaying gym, think about Frazier. Public awareness will teach Nutter how to properly honor a legend. Laura Ordonez can be reached at email@example.com.
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can bring your homework with you. Once it’s covered in disgusting orange paste, use that as an excuse why you didn’t do your homework. So now you’re looking ripped and toned and your skin is being described as “vibrantly orange.” It’s time to talk about making sure you’re dressed to kill. Which brings me to a question: What’s with the sloppy classroom attire? Some people seem to think it’s perfectly all right to go to class in pajamas. Worse yet, they think it’s OK to go to class in pajamas that they got from Wal-Mart. How are you supposed to impress your professor and peers if you didn’t even have the decency to put on your designer sweatpants? Finally, we come to the biggest concern of all for the image-minded college students: the social media profile picture. You can have hundreds of photos on your profile, but only one of them will come to represent the entirety of your online
being. It needs to be something that says a million things about you, like that you’re just naturally cool, quirky and stylish. It’s something that takes incredible amounts of meticulous planning and thought. There are no shortcuts to a good profile picture. My best advice is just to appreciate the mammoth implications of your choice and select, crop and post accordingly. If you’re looking for more tips, I’d advise you to go back to my headshot and start taking notes vigorously. Zack Scott can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @ZackScott11.
Restaurant Week prices not palatable
P CINDY STANSBURY
Stansbury argues Restaurant Week should be more welcoming to a college crowd.
hiladelphia Restaurant Week is here again, the time when milliondollar establishments finally open their doors to those on tight budgets. Some of the participating restaurants charge upward of $60 a head on a normal day. But from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5, and again from Oct. 7 to Oct. 12, more than 130 restaurants in Philadelphia will be offering three-course dinners for $35 and lunches for $20. The savings in dining for restaurant week, in comparison, are undoubtedly large, but still too pricey for the average college student. This “discount” may be cheap when viewed next to the original prices. But when evaluated alone, $35 is just too much for us to spend on dinner. That’s not to say that college students should be forced to choose between their lust for high-end food and their savings. I believe there is a way to compromise, as long as restaurant owners are willing to consider the situations and restrictions
that the average student faces. College students have numerous expenses like tuition, rent and utilities to worry about. Keeping that in mind, I believe it is safe to assume that a typical student has more money going out than coming in. So at what point, with all of this debt and doom abounding, is $35 supposed to be scraped up to “treat” ourselves to dinner? Freshman early childhood education major Briana Johnson agrees. “I think that’s way too expensive because you can get two for $20 at Applebee’s,” Johnson said. “If it’s more than $20 to $23, to me it’s not really a deal. We’re in college, we’re broke.” Freshman architecture major Sara Eskandary had a similar rationale. “If [college students] have a special occasion, but for a casual
lunch I don’t think so,” she said. In its original conception, Restaurant Week was aimed at a more adult-professional crowd. It wasn’t even necessarily trying to attract the average college student, but the pull of a delicious meal has inadvertently caught our attention. After all, food for college students might as well be equated with the word “hobby.” E v e n though college students may not have been the original targets, they have entranced us with all the delicious aromas. So wouldn’t it be nice if they offered some discounts that were actually tolerable to our crowd? In order to truly engage our age group, the basis of restaurant week could still remain, but merely restructured. What if the prices either dropped some more from those currently offered
food for college students might as well be equated with the word ‘hobby.’
or, better yet, the menus were changed to include a separate one- or two-course option, compared to the typical three? Either way, it would be significantly cheaper than what is available now. The latter idea is especially enticing because it is a compromise between the original targeted patrons of Restaurant Week and us, the college students on budgets, who also would like to benefit. In this one- or two-course option, at least the way I see it, students could drop the soup and salad and still get the main dish plus dessert – which is the most important course anyway. Personally, I could do without an obscenely expensive salad if it means the chance to taste a quality dinner followed by a truly life-changing pastry. For now, my suggestion remains a non-option and Restaurant Week is still too expensive for a student on a budget to afford. Of course, those lucky few
with overweight piggy banks will disagree. But, at least to me, the money spent on that one dinner is easily worth a week of groceries. This food may be gourmet, but a recipe found online and $10 at the Fresh Grocer is more than enough to pleasure my taste buds and satisfy my hunger. Tears because of an empty wallet not included. Cindy Stansbury can be reached at email@example.com.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
Junior can truly call house his own Rick Getts took it upon himself to build a house in Fishtown. One year later, he’s nearly done. ABI REIMOLD The Temple News
ost students find temporary homes when they go to college, living in dorms or signing a lease for an apartment. For commuter student Rick Getts, a junior civil engineering major, renting a living space was never an option. “For some reason, living in dorms was out of the question for me. My dad said I could either live at home, or we could find a house and fix it up. He would rather see me live in a house that we had worked on,” Getts, 20, said while sitting on the stoop of his soon-to-be home. In September 2011, Getts, along with his father and uncle, bought a house in Fishtown. The three men work on the weekends to make it habitable for Getts and his future housemates, taking only two weekends off since last September. The trio even worked on Christmas. They expect the house to be completed in the next few months. The Fishtown four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom row home currently looks, smells and sounds like a construction site. Wet caulk clings to the walls, dust lines nearly every surface, and the bangs and blasts of different tools being put to work echo through rooms barren of carpet and furnishings. Even though it might not look like much of a home, Getts’ future abode has come a long way. “When we first got it, it was destroyed,” Getts said. “The whole back of the house had decayed.” Getts said the previous owner had let the roof deteriorate, and rain-
water was melting away the bricks. Getts and his crew put on a new roof and reconstructed the whole back of the house. Two of the three stories also needed to be knocked out and replaced. The budget for renovation exceeds $120,000, Getts said. The only parts of the house still standing from the original are the first floor and some of the bricks. What would prompt a 20-yearold to want to drain his bank account and pour all of his free time into a project like this? “Right now I’m just focusing on getting it done, but when I’m done I’ll be very proud,” said Getts, who has been doing construction since he was 5 years old. His dad, who also grew up with a father in construction, studied pharmacy in college but decided he didn’t want to get stuck behind a desk, reverting back to building after graduation. He now owns and operates R P Getts Builders Inc., based in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Getts has the option of continuing the family business after graduation. For now, he’s studying civil engineering. He chose his major because it was in his comfort zone. His background in construction has given him a leg up in a few of his classes. “I’m taking a surveying class right now,” Getts said. “I’ve already used a lot of the instruments we’re learning, and I’ve been doing a lot of that stuff since the summer.” Once his house is finished, Getts plans on relishing being on his own for the first time in his life. Working for his dad most weekends since an early age means early mornings and minimal relaxation. “I’d like to spend a day doing
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Junior Rick Getts is building a house in Fishtown instead of living on Main Campus. | ABI REIMOLD TTN
Temple Made goes ‘live’
Students crowd around the Bell Tower and Paley Libray for Temple Made Live, a higly publicized celebration complete with music, dance and a light show. | INDIRA JIMENEZ TTN
DIRTY DANCING, p. 8
Lambda Theta Phi hosted a night of Latin dance lessons to promote the Latino community. LIVING DESK 215-204-7416
FINELY TUNED, p. 14
Music therapy attempts to make itself visible on Main Campus through a student group. LIVING@TEMPLE-NEWS.COM
STRIKE A POSE, p. 14
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
Temple alumna Lorie Maher hopes her first self-published novel, “Rittenhouse Square Rebels,” will intrigue younger readers. | COURTESY LORIE MAHER
TTN: WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO SET YOUR BOOK IN PHILADELPHIA? LM: I’m from outside of Philadelphia and I’ve lived in the
Lorie Maher Temple alumna has become a self-published author. LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ Living Editor Vampires and post-apocalyptic games of human sacrifice won’t be found in alumna Lorie Maher’s self-published young adult novel, “Rittenhouse Square Rebels.” The novel is the first for Maher, an English as a second language teacher in Philadelphia. Writing about what she knows and setting her novel in Philadelphia is something Maher takes pride in, she said. She always pays close attention to everything going on around her. “It’s good for a writer to be in the city and know their surroundings,” Maher said. While Maher hasn’t gone the traditional route of publishing her first novel, she hopes her first attempt at self-publishing goes well.
THE TEMPLE NEWS: WHAT IS THE PREMISE OF “RITTENHOUSE SQUARE REBELS?” LORIE MAHER: It’s more of a coming of age story. I guess it’s geared toward young adults but it’s something adults could enjoy as well. It’s more [in the style] of a classic novel.
city for 10 years. I think it’s a great city, a lot of people usually use New York City as the setting for everything in a lot of TV shows and books. New York City is awesome but Philadelphia is often overlooked and it’s also a great dynamic city.
TTN: WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR INFLUENCES IN WRITING? LM: As a high school student I used to like to read Mary
a look at it, too. [I’ve tried to make it available to] people who have experience in writing and publishing so they can give me feedback, so then they can teach me and I can learn from them as a writer.
TTN: WHAT ARE S YOUR FUTURE PLANS FOR YOUR WRITING? LM: I’d like to write another book and continue to
learn more. I’d also like to continue to educate students and just help out the community as a teacher.
Higgins Clark, but I also appreciated classic books. I just finished “The Color Purple,” which is very [inspiring] unlike a thriller or cozy mystery.
TTN: ARE THERE GOING TO BE ANY SEQUELS TO “RITTENHOUSE SQUARE REBELS?” LM: No...I have ideas going through my mind but I’m pretty
have a dynamic program that’s very hands-on.
child, that my was primary source of entertainment and I always
think it’s rewarding to help other students who might be having difficulty with the language.
life is always bustling so you always see a lot of different kinds of people. They give ideas of characters to use in your mind, especially since the city is [so easy to walk through]. You see all kinds of different characters at night. It’s a motley of different kinds of people, including social classes. There’s so much going on and as writer you want to be able to write stuff that’s interesting and alive. Philly isn’t dull.
TTN: HOW WAS YOUR TIME AT TEMPLE? sure this will be a stand-alone book. LM: I went to Temple and got my master’s in education [in TTN: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE IDEAS YOU HAVE IN MIND? 2003]. I think the Temple education program is very good. They LM: I was thinking of maybe more young adult fiction. As a TTN: HOW HAS IT BEEN GOING AS AN ENGLISH AS A tended to lean toward those kind of stories growing up. SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHER? TTN: HOW DO YOU FEEL PHILADELPHIA HAS INFLUENCED LM: I like to teach students who are struggling to learn Eng- YOUR WRITING? lish because I have always liked reading, writing and grammar. I LM: I think [the city] has helped it because I think the city TTN: WHAT HAS THE PROCESS OF DISTRIBUTING AND PROMOTING YOUR BOOK BEEN LIKE? LM: I’ve been talking to people about my book and so far they’ve been friendly. It has been a good experience and it’s been enjoyable talking to people about my book and meeting new people attending writers conferences. I’ve asked a number of people who I admire to take a look at [my book]. I got a letter from Mayor [Michael] Nutter saying if he had the time he would look into it – he was very nice about it – and I had an editor from the Philadelphia Daily News take
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Latin culture explored through traditional dance lessons A fraternity hosted a night of dance last week in an effort to promote and unify the Latino community on Main Campus. LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ
Living Editor The Underground was transformed into a Latin dance club on Friday, Sept. 28 when Lambda Theta Phi hosted its sixth annual Baila Conmigo. The event, held during Hispanic Heritage Month, is a celebration of Latino culture through dance lessons and food. “We want to promote the Latino culture to the Temple community. That’s our main goal,” said Thomas Perez, a senior risk management major and president of Lambda Theta Phi. “We provide everything for free so everyone can enjoy the food, the performances, the social dancing and the lessons. That’s really our goal, just to promote the Latino culture especially during Hispanic Heritage Month.” The night started off at 7 p.m. with a meal consisting of yellow rice, pink beans, pork and plantains. After an hour of dining and socializing, the dancing began. Mike Andino, owner of Estilo Dance Studio and a brother in Lambda Theta Phi, led participants through the basics of salsa dancing. The mood was set with the sounds of classic Latino musicians like Eddie Santiago and Hector Lavoe. There were free lessons being raffled off to multiple attendees throughout the night. The lessons could be reedemed at Estilo Dance Studio at a later date. Attendance was not limited to only
students of Latino descent. seen this program from the beginning to “I’m Filipino so we have a little the end.” bit of this in our culture in the form of Baila Conmigo also sought out to line dancing and such,” said Kathrina be an event to promote unity among the Salonga, a freshman speech pathology Latino community at Temple. major. “I think the most important thing Salonga said she first heard about is it brings us together,” said Jonathe event through a friend, and although than Vega, a senior architecture major she had some exposure to Latin dance in of Puerto Rican descent. “It lets other high school, she was a bit apprehensive. Temple students [who have a Latino “I was a bit background] know that we’re skeptical about it here and there are people at first, I was like, who share the same culture. ‘Oh my gosh a lot It doesn’t seem like there’s of these people [many] of us so it does help are going to know create a stronger bond, and how to dance and we get to meet people who I don’t really know share the same experience.” [how to dance This year, Baila Conmigo salsa].’ But once ended on a high note, having they broke it down the largest attendance in its with everybody in six-year run, members said. a group and [split Alumna Erlina Ortiz, a us up into pairs] it sister of Lambda Theta Alpha, was really good,” came back to take part in the Salonga said. “We Jonathan Vega / senior annual tradition and said she got to meet difarchitecture major was impressed by the turnout. ferent people and “It’s here and thriving, break out of our comfort zones.” even though people might not know it,” Organizers also made sure to invite Ortiz said about the Latino community people outside the Temple community, on Main Campus. “I think it needs a litincluding family. Perez’s mother attend- tle push, a lot more can be done to bring ed the event and even made some of the us all together.” food provided. Luis Fernando Rodriguez can be reached “We try to invite not only the Temat email@example.com. ple community but everyone in general so everyone [feels] welcome,” Perez Members of the Mas Estilo dance crew perform at Baila said. “My parents are here, a lot [of othConmigo on Sept. 28. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN er people’s] parents are here. Our fraternity brothers and sorority sisters have
help create a stronger bond, and we get to meet people who share the same experience.
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the PROS & CONS
WAVE OF CHANGE
A proposed 3,000-person music venue and western bar are expected to bring waterfront development to Fishtown.
The project promotes waterfront development, which will bring the divided Fishtown together. It will be a boost to the local economy, planning to create 600-700 jobs. The community trusts the developer, because past projects have resulted in a cleaner Fishtown and a reduction in vandalism. The proposal plans to renovate the historic building rather than knocking it down.
The Ajax Metal Factory at 1000-1052 Frankford Ave. was recently acquired by Core Realty, which plans to renovate the existing building and turn it into a 3,000-person Live Nation music venue. A country-western bar is planned to be built across the street. | URSZULA PRUCHNIEWSKA TTN
JENELLE JANCI A&E Editor
ishtown’s waterfront can expect some major changes due to a proposal presented at a Fishtown Neighbors Association meeting last month. A 3,000-person Live Nation music venue complete with a distillery, tasting room and bowling alley will be included in the renovation of what is currently the Ajax Metal Factory building on 1000-1052 Frankford Ave. Across the street, the current dry ice building will undergo an addition and become a 1,000-person capac-
‘Seasons of Change’ a work of nature Urban Outfitters Philadelphia headquarters hosts “Seasons of Change” art exhibit.
ERIN EDINGER-TUROFF The Temple News At the Urban Outfitters headquarters in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, the work environment goes beyond a coffee machine and comfortable chairs in the employee break room. Upon entrance into the public building of the headquarters at 5100 S. Broad St., visitors are struck by an amazing aesthetic display. High ceilings, live plants, koi ponds and a charm-
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ity country-western bar with outdoor ple expected to visit Fishtown nightly seating. once both projects Both projects are complete, the were proposed by Core proposed parking lot Realty, which is based to accommodate the in Old City. projects only includes “They said on the 337 spaces. weekend at night, if “While the projthere’s a show at the ect was approved by music venue, there’s a the community, there possibility of the enwere some serious tire site having 4,000 concerns – parking to 5,000 people,” said was one,” Karp said. Matt Karp, chair of the “People in the comFishtown Neighbors munity didn’t feel Matt Karp / fna zoning committee Association Zoning chair comfortable with 337 Committee. spots for that many Despite the large amount of peo- people, even though we are so close
project was approved by the community, there were some serious concerns.
to the Girard stop [on the Broad Street Line].” William Reed, co-owner of music venue Johnny Brenda’s, located about a block away from the proposed constructions, said that alternate methods of transportation may make the parking problem not as drastic as it may seem. “We get a lot of bicycles, we get a lot of public transit, we get a little bit of cars – it’s not really that much,” Reed said. Karp, however, isn’t convinced. “Even if there’s a lot of carpooling and a lot of public transit, that still seems low,” Karp said.
Although both projects combined could bring 4,000-5,000 people a night, the planned parking lot only has 337 spaces. The nearby SugarHouse Casino also brings in a nightly crowd, potentially overcrowding the area. The proposed LED billboards are perceived as “visual clutter” by residents. -Matt Karp / fna zoning committee chair
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Boutiques no longer just for the ladies Men’s clothing options for college students exist throughout Philadelphia in smaller shops and boutiques. TAYLOR FARNSWORTH The Temple News When the word “boutique” is spoken, the first thought is not usually menswear. Although they are not as prevalent, men’s boutiques exist throughout Philadelphia and serve stylish men on a daily basis. Many male college students need less than a suit, but more than their school-spirited garb, and a variety of shops throughout Philadelphia are in existence to serve college students. Duke & Winston, located in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, serves a varied clientele. The brand, which is named after the owner Seun Olubodun’s bulldog Duke,
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as well as the influence of Winston Churchill because of Olubodun’s upbringing in England, portrays a proper, yet casual line of predominantly graphic T-shirts. “I think that it is kind of a great brand for kids in college before they graduate because they want to step it up a little bit,” Olubodun said. “This stuff is still graphic, but it means something.” Clothing brands such as Duke & Winston can represent a college student well, despite the fact that they may still be wearing a graphic T-shirt. It is more than just that – Duke & Winston’s shirts offer a more pulled-together, potentially preppy look. Kembrel, with locations
on both Chestnut and Locust streets, is a boutique aimed at both men and women. Kembrel hosts weekly pop-up shops featuring local designers, including local brands like Duke & Winston. Kembrel carries a stock of men’s clothing suitable for a college student looking to sharpen his look. Brands that the store carries include Ben Sherman, JD Fisk shoes, Fred Perry and WeWOOD, among others. “Boutique” is not a representation of something feminine, but is instead a selection of well-curated and chosen pieces that are more unique than most big-named stores.
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Duke & Winston’s signature item is its graphic T-shirt, a stylish and comfortable staple. | SABA AREGAI TTN
SHEDDING LIGHT, p. 10
Columnist Victoria Marchiony previews Temple Invisible Children’s event at the Arts Garage. ARTSandENTERTAINMENT@TEMPLE-NEWS.COM
HOMETOWN FOLK, p. 13
Philadelphia area native Jim Hanft teamed up with Samantha Yonack to form a folk music duo.
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Production company expands Mario Ciao’s company, Pure Productions, promotes more than local artists. JENELLE JANCI A&E Editor With a sticker promoting his company Pure Productions slapped on his iPhone, junior entrepreneurship major Mario Ciao is always on duty. Since it’s inception earlier this year and its debut event at the Arts Garage in May, Pure Productions has been diligently promoted by Ciao in hopes of establishing the company not only on Main Campus, but to the entire city of Philadelphia. “The idea of it is to bring an intimate musical experience for everyone,” Ciao said. “At the same time, we want to expose a lot of local talent.” In addition to giving local talent a stage, Pure Productions has successfully brought headlining artists to Philadelphia – including Nadastrom, affiliated with the Mad Decent label, and German-supermodel-turned-DJ Miss Nine. Ciao didn’t have a clear-cut plan for how he’d apply his major to the business world from the start. “To be honest, I was never a good student,” Ciao said. “I really just tried to do the most of what I enjoyed, and that ended up being related to music.” Although partying as a means of business opportunity may seem like a stretch to some, Ciao’s nights out with friends were the start of Pure Productions. “Me and my friends have always started parties,” Ciao said. “You know, providing music for parties, that kind of thing – providing a good time for people. I actually entered the electronic dance music world, and once I entered that, it was like a whole other world. I just fell in love with it. The atmosphere, the people, the music – it’s just like addicting, almost.” “We started throwing those kind of parties and it started escalating that way as well,” Ciao added. “That’s when we started realizing, ‘Wow, we can actually do something with this.’” Today, Pure Productions has more than 30 students that help Ciao’s business promote events. Ciao has enlisted students from multiple Philadelphia area colleges, including Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University. Ciao is working on gaining team members at St. Joesph’s
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Temple Invisible Children to host Art Garage event
Temple’s chapter of Invisible Children will be hosting a fundraiser at the Arts Garage Oct. 5-13.
Junior entrepreneurship major Mario Ciao is gaining a city-wide following with his event production and promotion company, Pure Productions. | ALEX UDOWENKO TTN University and La Salle University. While students handing out flyers, promoting via social media and helping Ciao throw parties may seem menial, Ciao insists it’s anything but. “That’s the primary reason this is actually working – a lot of people want to be involved,” Ciao said. Currently, Pure Productions has affiliations with multiple bars and nightclubs in the city. During the summer, Pure Productions was connected with Recess Lounge in Old City, a 21 and older establishment. While always grateful for a new opportunity, Ciao said that wasn’t the direction he wanted to take his business. “We realized the whole 21 and over thing wasn’t the idea of what we are,” Ciao said. Pure Productions has acquired a residency as the Let Out, located at 16th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Thursday, Sept. 27 marked the first “Pure Music Thursday” at the 18 to party, 21 to drink establishment. “Every other Thursday we are going to have Pure Music Thursdays to really get Temple involved and to expose it to the Temple community,” Ciao said. Ciao hopes the residency will not only gain Pure Productions a following at Temple, but also introduce the Temple community to the electronic dance music scene, he said. Pure Productions was also chosen as one of four promo-
tional companies to aid Soundgarden Hall at Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street, located near Festival Pier. In addition to promoting all of Soundgarden’s events, Pure Productions will also be throwing its own small local parties. The first event was Sept. 22. “It went really well,” Ciao said. “It’s basically the elite venue in Philly. It’s aimed specifically for electronic dance music. Basically, they take the best aspects of each venue and make it like a super venue.” Ciao’s face lit up with excitement as he began to list details of the event – confetti blasters, carbon dioxide cannons and a “robot transformer with smoke guns named Kryoman.” As for the future, Ciao has a goal in mind for Pure Productions. “I know this is kind of a stretch of imagination, but if we could have a Pure Music Festival, that’s where I want to take it,” Ciao said. Regardless of what he’ll be doing with Pure Productions in the future, Ciao said he knows he’ll be happy doing it. “Even if it’s not the best day, I’ll be doing something I enjoy my whole life,” Ciao said. Jenelle Janci can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
’ve spent the past few weeks urging you to extend your social sphere beyond Temple and into the vibrant surrounding community, namely the Arts Garage. If I haven’t convinced you that it’s worth the trip so far, this next event should definitely rouse your interest. From Oct. 5-13, Temple’s chapter of Invisible Children is hosting a standing activismrelated art exhibition accompanied by live arts events at the Arts Garage. You may recognize Invisible Children’s name from the Kony 2012 campaign where a surge of media hype widely circulated awareness about the civil war that has been going on in Uganda for 26 years. The official Invisible Children website describes the struggle in the following way: “Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army have been abducting children and committing atrocities in East and Central Africa since 1987. Kony was the first person indicted by the International Criminal Court and he has repeatedly abused peace talks to strengthen his forces. With decisions informed by regional partners and policy experts, we mobilize large groups of people to support and advance international efforts to end LRA atrocities.” One of the most powerful tools the organization uses is art – documentaries specifically – to educate the public and ignite activism. That’s how coartistic director of the “Activism through Art” event, senior Nicole Counts, got involved with Temple Invisible Children in the first place. After watching an Invisible Children documentary screening during the fall semester of her freshman year, Counts immediately got involved. “They literally go around and take kids from their homes,” Counts said. “It’s like Hitler without a cause. If that was happening in America it would have been stopped and it’s devastating that nobody knows.”
The dismissive argument photography, sculpture, paintthat service should start do- ings and drawings, Temple stumestically is one that Counts, dent organizations are schedwho is engaged in Philadelphia- uled to participate in the live arts based volunteerism as well as event series. Hyphen, Treehouse Invisible Children, has become Books and Babel will be present deeply familiar with. A desire on Monday, Oct. 8 for “Poetry to share her passion for activ- Day” and the Irish Dance Club, ism with the community led Owl Cappella, Insomnia TheCounts to the idea for “Activism ater, TU Comedy, In Motion through Art,” in Spring 2010. Dance Ensemble and Ladies of “I think it’s a human re- Elegance will all perform on sponsibility to take care of one Thursday, Oct. 11 for the “Live another,” Counts said. “I don’t Art” night. understand how people don’t The support of the Temple care about the rest of the world. community has been invaluable We are such passionate people, to making the exhibition come but it’s so frustrating when other together, and the hope is that the people don’t believe in it.” extended network of supporters Inspired by some of Invis- from the participating organizaible Children’s art-based events tions both within and outside including “Cover the Night,” of the university will result in where volunteers attempt to a strong turnout for the events. wallpaper their city with fli- Counts contended that Temple ers to raise awareness for the students have a particularly cause, a group of about five acute vantage point on the need students began the huge under- for activism. taking of creating an art show. “Especially living in North Instead of taking advantage of Philly there’s so much that spaces available on Main Cam- needs to be done,” Counts said. pus, however, the The goal group was deterof “Art Meets mined to host the Activism” is event in an offto advocate for campus space, change, influin order reach as ence and inmuch of the Philvolve the comadelphia commumunity in order nity as possible. to create a more After spendunderstanding ing two years and socially Nicole Counts / temple invisible conscious sociapproaching 150 children co-artistic director art galleries and ety. Count’s pervenues and comsonal mission is ing up with zero to use her own support, TIC fiburning passion nally found the Arts Garage. to light the fire of social awareOla Solanke, Arts Garage ness within her peers and fellow owner and proud champion of community members. community arts and activism, “We want people involved,” provided the resources neces- Counts said. “I want people to sary to bring the dream to frui- feel inspired to change or to tion. In addition to heavily dis- make change and I want them counting the use of the gallery to understand that change needs space, Solanke placed a full- to be made – not just within the page advertisement in the Phila- world, but within our own comdelphia Open Studio Tour mag- munity. It starts at home.” azine to help spread the word. If I’m feeling inspired after “He’s done so much more a 30-minute interview with one than you could ever expect any- member of the TIC team, I can’t one to do,” Counts said. imagine how pumped I’m going A call for art from students to be after attending even one of who shared the desire to “cel- the amazing events on the rosebrate the fusion of art and ac- ter. For a full listing of events, tivism” expanded throughout contact tuinvisiblechildren@ Philadelphia last spring, and the gmail.com. most overwhelming response Victoria Marchiony can be was from Temple undergrads. reached at email@example.com. In addition to the gallery exhibition that features a variety of
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Another major concern of the community is the proposed LED billboards to face Interstate 95, Karp said. While there is already one billboard that faces Delaware Avenue, the two proposed to face I-95 are perceived as unwelcome visual clutter to many Fishtown community members, Karp said. Karp alluded to the antibillboard group Society Created to Reduce Urban Blight, which did a study in 2011 that found how a billboard within 500 feet of one’s home can decrease property value by up to $30,000 – an unwelcome change to Fishtown’s many rooted residents. Fishtown, a primarily residential community, and its businesses are known for its grassroots feel – not necessarily a commercial mecca. As seen in the SugarHouse Casino at 1001 N. Delaware Ave., this may be a changing characteristic. Karp said a Live Nation representative present at the FNA meeting on Sept. 11 stated that the music venue will be a Fillmore
Theater. Although the proposed music venue is potential competition for the notably smaller Johnny Brenda’s, Reed isn’t worried. “If they build it as they are describing it – even just with Live Nation, I’ve heard of a lot of proposed places that never end up happening, so I always have to [try not to] get too worked up – in general, we’d get a little boost with Johnny Brenda’s,” Reed said. “I certainly don’t think it would take any business away from Johnny Brenda’s, biggest reason being that what we do – a 100-300 capacity room – is a little different than a 3,000 person room.” Reed sees more benefits in the project than just a boost for his own business, however. “I’m actually excited that they are reusing the [Ajax Metal Factory] building – it’s a pretty cool building that should be saved,” Reed said. Fishtown’s residents are also fond of this aspect, Karp
said. “A lot less new construction, a lot less disruption, and it also means that these existing buildings that have been around for ages that everyone in the neighborhood has grown up with is going to be repurposed from the vacant building that it is and turned into something that everyone can use,” Karp said. Additional positives of the project include the community’s trust in the developer due to previous projects that resulted in a reduction of vandalism and a cleaner aesthetic for Fishtown, as well as a safer atmosphere for residents walking in the area at night. The new venues are expected to employ 600 to 700 combined, Karp said – a notable boost for residents seeking jobs. The most discussed benefit of the project, however, seems to be the increase in the development of the Delaware River Waterfront in Fishtown. “A lot of people at the
meeting commented that this is something that can spur waterfront development, and this is something that they are interested in,” Karp said. “They want development on the waterfront that will allow the public to have more access to the waterfront, but also to connect the neighborhood to the waterfront, because we are so divided by [I95]. [I-95] cuts right through us, and really is a barrier from the waterfront.” While preserving Fishtown’s history by keeping the remaining buildings, the project’s potential waterfront development promotes change in the community, despite the multiple concerns of the residents. Jenelle Janci can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some Fishtown residents see the proposed Ajax Metal Factory restoration as a positive improvement to the community. | URSZULA PRUCHNIEWSKA TTN
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Boutiques cater to masculine trends FASHION PAGE 9 Although any guy can walk down addition to clothing selections for town, but I do see that changing a womenswear, there are many suitable Walnut Street and simply buy from women. little bit where people, even younger options throughout the city for the the selection of stores, it can seem a Although those shops are not people, are wearing a nicer shirt out,” young male college student looking bit overwhelming to sift through such solely for men, the clothing is well- Longo said. “In college, you always to present himself as being pulled toa large selection at so many shops. chosen with brands like Scotch & have those comfortable clothes, but I gether and stylish. “[There are] great brands on Soda, Penguin, Ben Sherman, Obey, feel like nowadays there is that introTaylor Farnsworth can be reached at Walnut Street, but guys in general are Williamsburg Garment Company, duction of real life in with everything, email@example.com. not willing to do that kind of search A.P.C., Levi’s Vintage Clothing, you’re expected to show up like it’s unless it is a particular item that they Pendleton and Herschel, among other a job.” have to have,” said Tom Longo, own- brands. Although there is not as much of er of Metro Mens Clothing. “We’re “Philly is definitely a T-shirt a selection in menswear as there is in just not shoppers by nature…sometimes it can be overwhelming.” Metro Mens Clothing, located on East Passyunk Avenue, is a boutique with a selection of clothing suitable for businessmen and college students. When entering the shop, the selection of vintage-style sports T-shirts is made prevalent, along with some laidback and dressier options for a college student. “I think if we were in a town that had a lot more stores like mine it would be a lot more of a comfortable word, ‘boutique,’ but it mostly has been used with women’s clothing,” Longo said. “A lot of times I’ll say, ‘I’m a smaller men’s clothing store.’ It truly is a boutique, but it is not the best word for it.” Although the word “boutique” may continue to scare off men, there are other stores, or boutiques, that present a nice selection of clothing for a guy who wants to dress well. Sugarcube and Lost + Found on North Third Street and South Moon Under at 17th and Chestnut streets, Duke & Winston is named after the owner Seul Olubodun’s dog, Duke, and Winston Churchill. The clothes, all offer clothing options for men in preppy yet laid-back, reflect Olubodun’s English upbringing. | SABA AREGAI TTN
SHOPS DUKE & WINSTON:
633 N. Second St.,
1219 Locust St. 1822 Chestnut St.
METRO MENS CLOTHING: 1615 E. Passyunk Ave.
LOST + FOUND:
133 N. Third St.
124 N. Third St.
SOUTH MOON UNDER: 1731 Chestnut St.
Carnivore explores vegetarian cuisine BRIANNA McGRODY Food for Thought
Columnist Brianna McGrody explores vegetarianism in honor of World Vegetarian Day.
hen I was in the fifth grade I watched a video produced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that scarred me for life. After watching the video, I promised myself and everyone around me that I would never eat a single piece of meat again. But, that didn’t last very long. After a few weeks I realized that my mom would not continue making special vegetarian dinners every night and I was too young and too lazy to do it myself. So, I caved by eating a meatball and have been a carnivore ever since. Since then, I have felt as if I have disappointed all animals and people like Paul McCartney who have professed their vegetarianism. But with the recent passing of Hug a Vegetarian Day promoted by PETA on Sept. 28 and World Vegetarian Day yesterday, Oct. 1, I became interested in discovering what makes being a vegetarian a healthy option and finding vegetarian choices on or close to Main Campus. Being a vegetarian means gaining a ton of health benefits.
Vegetarians are less likely to develop heart disease, cancer and diabetes than those who are not. They also have an increase of energy and are less susceptible to certain illnesses. Practicing vegetarianism can build stronger bodies and aid in losing weight, too. Vegetarians also consume fewer chemicals and hormones that are injected into animals. Magdalena Kornacka, a junior psychology major and president of Temple’s Promoters of Animal Welfare, encourages a healthy vegetarian diet. “Vegetarians and vegans tend to be a lot healthier as a whole,” Kornacka said. “Not only because of not eating meats that contain cholesterol, antibiotics, et. cetera, but as you switch to a plant-based diet, you tend to pay more attention to how you eat and what goes into your food.” Luckily, Main Campus has many different places that offer vegetarian choices. If you have a meal plan or prefer eating at one of the school’s dining halls, try the Johnson & Hardwick cafeteria, which has a section dedi-
cated to vegan and vegetarian food. They even have “Meatless Monday” selections. While vegetarians are most likely aware of this, meat eaters should give this section a try. They typically serve tasty salads and dinner options like veggie burgers. If you prefer eating food from a food truck or a food stand near campus, there are plenty that offer vegetarian options. Tai’s Vietnamese, for example, offers vegetarian plates full of fresh veggies. A lot of food trucks will even prepare certain foods without meat if you ask. Also, don’t forget that we live in such a great city that has so many healthy food options for vegetarians. One specific example that I decided to check out was HipCityVeg located at 127 18th St. When I went to try the place out I was actually really nervous. Something about vegetarian food and a restaurant with the word “hip” in it seemed a little sketchy. I imagined hipsters and a bunch of weird hippies chowing down on tofu. I could see them judging me, somehow knowing I eat
chicken for dinner almost every single night. Instead, I walked into the restaurant to be welcomed by an extremely friendly staff. Instead, there was a mom feeding her son some sort of ice cream. The menu offered different selections from tofu wraps and salads to sandwiches with portobello mushrooms. The restaurant even offered sweets like cookies, cupcakes and a type of milkshake. Not feeling too adventurous that day, I decided to go for the classic veggie burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup and mustard. The girl at the counter took my order, and as I waited, I noticed how nice the restaurant is. The interior is decorated with plants and there are reminders everywhere that the takeout materials are 100 percent recyclable. When I got my food, I was weary. A veggie burger never seems as appetizing as an actual burger. However, I was wrong yet again. The veggie burger was delicious and I was happy to know I was eating a much healthier option. At one point I
couldn’t even tell the difference and it tasted as if I was eating an actual hamburger. I left feeling content and I enjoyed the vegetarian food. My only complaint was the price. While the food was really good, the prices were a bit high, but still worth it. Next time I stop by, I want to try something more exciting. HipCityVeg isn’t the only vegetarian place to eat downtown or off campus. There are so many options that you can find by searching for vegetarian food or even by just walking around campus or downtown. While I won’t become a vegetarian anytime soon, I will consider the health benefits and all the great vegetarian food. If you’re not a vegetarian, try some of the food and, if you already are one, here is my virtual hug to you. I really don’t know how you live without chicken. Brianna McGrody can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Finding art in nature
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
SEASONS PAGE 9 ing cafe make up the first floor, He has built artwork in differwhich primarily caters to the ent places around the world, employees of Urban, who are including Italy, New York City on the floor in a design area cre- and Germany, and uses spatial ating the clothing that will be elements and historical value mass produced and purchased of sites to create meaningat stores like the Walnut Street ful art concepts. His pieces in location. “Seasons of Change” are three Not only is the building it- prints made with real plant matself beautiful to look at, there is ter that he picked himself while art on display constantly. “Sea- working in Washington, titled sons of Change,” an InLiquid “Northwest Impressions (1, 2, Art & Design project, is the cur- and 3).” The pieces utilize the rent art exhibit at Urban Outfit- natural color coming from the ter’s headquarters. It will be on plants themselves. display until tomorrow, Oct. 3, “I’m a huge gardener,” Krifree of charge. pal said. “To grow your own art The exmaterial is very hibit includes exciting for work from Tyler me.” School of Art These new professors Nichpieces are a olas Kripal and style that he C. Pazia Mannelsaid he is excitla. The show ened to continue capsulates a huworking with, man exploration as a member of of nature, with Second State eccentric depicPress, where tion of conneche can use the Nicholas Kripal / professor tions of humanprinting techity, passion and nique such as exploration. The that of “Northexhibit takes up a prominent west Impressions.” In accorwall in the center of the main dance with the exhibit’s theme floor, and includes art varying of a human connection to nafrom framed prints to mixed ture, Kripal said his goal is “to media sculpture. be able to print the cycle of the Employees on their lunch seasons.” breaks sat at nearby tables, takThe work of Mannella varing in the creative compilation ies from Kripal’s. A sculptural of artwork as they ate. Floor art form of the category fiber manager Ryan Joseph called the arts, it was the only piece of current exhibit “very provok- costume-like work in the exing,” and noted that the exhibits hibit, displayed on a manneare switched on a monthly basis. quin. The intricate, high fashion Kripal described his pieces based design of the piece, which in “Seasons of Change” as dif- was made with raw silk and ferent from his usual work, stained paper, is used for inspiwhich is sculptural installation. ration amongst clothing design-
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ers. The colorful, eye-catching piece is titled “The Flowers I Make Do Not Have Scent.” Other work in the exhibit includes digital collages, paint, glasswork, mixed media collages and sculptures. A display using world globes in sculpture, by artist Randall Cleaver, catches many passing glances and stops for closer inspection as employees bustled about their busy days. Joseph, when prompted for his opinion on “Seasons of Change,” gestured in the direction of the globes on the display wall. “I dig this section,” Joseph said. Though perhaps not particularly familiar to the public as part of a company headquarters, the Urban Outfitters 5100 building is open to visitors during the day, and is likely to garner attention from those who are willing to trek out to the Navy Yard for the exhibit. Erin Edinger-Turoff can be reached at email@example.com.
(Above) Randall Cleaver’s collection of globe pieces and Patrick Hayes’ cigar box pieces (below) are displayed in the InLiquid exhibit “Seasons of Change” at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters at the Navy Yard.| INDIRA JIMENEZ TTN
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
Jim Hanft & Samantha Yonack The songwriting duo continues to expand its audience on Swedish music label, Veranda Records.
The Temple News The moment Jim Hanft and Samantha Yonack began collaborating together musically, they realized their true connection and their potential to grow as a songwriting duo. Hanft, who describes their music as being singersongwriter with a country vibe, self-released his first album, “Backyard Waltz,” in 2008 before being picked up by the Swedish-based record label, Veranda Records for his and Yonack’s collaborative effort on the album “Weddings or Funerals,” which was released in 2012. Hanft grew up just outside of Philadelphia, but moved away to California where he met Yonack through a mutual friend. Although Hanft no longer calls Philadelphia home, Pennsylvania has an influence on his songwriting. With the
slight country tone to their music, the influence of nature and the atmosphere of Pennsylvania can be heard. Hanft and Yonack will be performing at World Cafe Live tomorrow, Oct. 3.
Jim Hanft, a Philadelphia area native, and Samantha Yonack are touring as a singersongwriter duo. They will perform at World Cafe Live Oct. 3. | COURTESY PETRA MARTEN
there’s a song called “Superhero” that isn’t on the album. It was on an older thing that was released and there’s a video for it. I think that it was that song for me, when we sang on that and a friend of ours came and shot T H E a video of us T E M P L E playing in my NEWS: When garage in L.A. did you realize For me, for your chemisthat moment, try and that it was like, you should “Oh, this is collaborate the thing I’ve musically? been trying SAMANto do.” That’s THA YOkind of where NACK: I think Jim Hanft / musician it started. We it came from still try to play really just the it from time to first time that time because we played together. We were that was the first time that it like, “Oh, that really sounds kind of captured that. good” and it just started growTTN: Jim, how has ing and growing and little by growing up near Philadellittle we grew and grew. phia had an impact on your JIM HANFT: For me, music? there’s a specific moment, JH: I think the biggest
“Home is being
with [Yonack] and being on stage and singing together.
impact that it’s had is that I left it. I think that the No. 1 thing is that Philadelphia and the East Coast have such a huge place in my heart and my thoughts, and when I’m writing, it leads its way into it. I think if I lived here, I probably would have written about someplace else. I would have imagined someplace else, but because I don’t live here anymore, I have these memories. Today, [Yonack] and I were driving and we saw this farmland and [Yonack] was overwhelmed by how scenic it was and how different it is from where we live in Santa Monica. A lot of our music has sort of a country touch to it. Lyrically, there’s stuff about nature, about a lot of the scenery that you would see in Pennsylvania. TTN: How has your experience been working with Veranda Records, seeing that it’s based in Sweden? JH: It has been amazing and crazy. You know, just the
idea that if you told either one of us 10 years ago, that “Oh, you’re going to work with a bunch of Swedish people who are going to make your music.” Prior to going to Sweden, when that first came up, you instantly think of Ikea, meatballs and blonde people. Now it has become such a huge home for our music. The sound from the “Weddings or Funerals” album is such a product, sonically, of Sweden and of these musicians. I think for both of us, it has made us way more open and to kind of get out of your bubble and go “Wow, there’s a home for us a nine-hour flying distance away.” I think that for everyone who plays music that is the dream, to find a home for it, big or small. Just to find a home of people who become your musical parents and treat you like their kids. It is really cool. TTN: Do you feel that you have a set definition of
home? You have Sweden, you have Philly and you have Santa Monica. Do you feel that you have a home in each location? JH: For lack of sounding cheesy, I think for [Yonack] and me, home is being in all of those places. Home is being with Sam and being on stage and singing together. That is the thread. Even if we’re in a car singing about Wawa or something, I think that’s it. All of the other places are sort of backdrops to a play in a sense. Santa Monica is our home. That’s where our address is, so that is our physical home. Taylor Farnsworth can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL SATURDAY, OCT. 6 / 8 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. / FREE / SCHUYLKILL RIVER / KELLY DRIVE Experience a magnificent spectacle of Asian history at the annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival. Today, Dragon boat racing has become more popular than ever before. It originated from an ancient Chinese legend, and since 1995, World Championship events have been awarded to Canada, China, New Zealand, England, Australia and even the United States. Philadelphia’s competition consists of 120 different teams that have worked consistently hard to prepare for this event. The colorfully painted boats will race down a thrilling 500-meter course in Fairmount Park. Lucky teams may even win championship medals, but you will have to see for yourself. Spectators can witness this exciting showdown on Kelly Drive near St. Joe’s Boathouse. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a clear, serene view of the Schuylkill River while watching this race? Come down and commemorate this tribute to Chinese culture.
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Who ever said that pirates didn’t exist anymore? At the Old City Seaport Festival, pirate battles come to life. At Pennslanding from Oct. 5-7, there will be a number of events hosted by the Independence Seaport Museum. Come enjoy live music, crafts, vendors, food from Philadelphia food trucks, and the tall ships that will be taking part in a majestic parade. Throughout the festival, there will be activities that people of all ages can enjoy. There will be face painting and the Philadelphia “Zoo on Wheels” for younger kids, while adults can take part in either the beer garden or the Cabin Dogs concert. If you love vibrant atmospheres and life down by the shore, then this festival is definitely for you.
Animal Collective, a popular alternative rock group, will be bringing its indie sound to Philadelphia at the Mann Center of the Performing Arts on Oct. 3. Formed of members hailing from Brooklyn and Baltimore, the musicians in Animal Collective are unique characters. They have all adopted stage personas, calling themselves Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist and Panda Bear. The band has been described as “experimental psychedelic,” perhaps allowing those of the younger generation to experiment the groovy vibes of the 1960s. Micachu & The Shapes will perform as the opening act.
ACTIVIST RESEARCH WORKSHOP TUESDAY, OCT. 7 / 7 P.M. – 9 P.M. / FREE / WOODEN SHOE BOOKS / 704 SOUTH ST. Activist researcher and Torontobased writer AK Thompson will be giving a workshop on how activists can adequately research topics important to them, including how institutions are organized and how radicals can use this knowledge to enact change in society. Thompson will draw from his own research as well as the ideas of radical sociologist George Smith. He’ll also be addressed activism regarding politics – a timely topic considering the upcoming election. Even one who isn’t an avid activist will enjoy the interesting conversation that is bound to spur from this workshop.
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
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Kelsey Alvarez, a music therapy major, is the president of the Music Therapy Club. | ABI REIMOLD TTN
Music therapy gradually making a name for itself A major offered at Temple finds a following by combining musical and clinical applications in the field, and a student organization follows suit. REBECCA ZOLL The Temple News
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Music therapy is offered as a major in about 60 colleges and universities nationwide. Despite the small number of schools it’s offered in, compared to the more than 4,000 colleges in the U.S., this rare specialization has a lot of interesting factors to it. The American Music Therapy Association defines it as, “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” Music therapy can be as simple as someone coming home after a long, rough day and turning on some music. All of a sudden, a feeling of relaxation comes and all worries seem to fade away. That is music therapy – using therapeutic techniques through music. “I’ve always really wanted to work with people with special needs, and I’ve also always really loved music,” Kelsey Alvarez, a senior music therapy major, said “And when I found out I could do both of those things, I decided to come to Temple for music therapy.” Alvarez is the president of the Music Therapy Club on Main Campus, which has 37 active members. All but one are music therapy majors. The club is trying to gain more visibility this year. “This semester we’re trying to focus on advocacy because we really want to get music therapy out to the community,” Alvarez said. “The club is really focused on doing things within
the major. We do regional conferences and fundraising, and so it tends to be mostly for music therapy majors.” Junior Gabriela Sotomayor, also a music therapy major, agrees. “I really love the music therapy program here,” Sotomayor said. “I got to sit in on a couple of classes before I made my decision and that was a really defining factor...I witnessed things that the students were doing and that really made a huge impact on my decision.” Majoring in music therapy leads to a lot of job opportunities, including working at centers for autism and Alzheimer’s disease and at senior citizens’ homes and medical hospitals. Originally going to follow in her mother’s footsteps, Sotomayor wanted to study nursing in college, but she began doing some research and found out that she could combine the two things she was interested in doing with music therapy. Sotomayor is currently doing her second fieldwork placement at a facility in Center City. “I’m really getting into the field already and seeing what [music therapy] can do for people,” Sotomayor said. “I’m very much a hands-on learner, so going to field work once or twice a week really does help my learning ability and helps me see what it’s going to do for me and other people.” Darlene Brooks has been the head of the music therapy department for six years. She got her degree in music therapy at Loyola University in New Orleans. “The power of music is one of the most amazing experiences that I have witnessed among people,” Brooks said.
“Music and therapists working together has the ability to bring about change in an individual, and in some cases, it’s lasting change. In other cases, it’s change that allows people to cope with some pretty tough situations.” Brooks knew that she wanted to go into the music therapy field while she was a sophomore at Loyola. A professor had come to Loyola to speak about the music therapy major and she figured that it was the perfect combination of what she wanted to do, since she was interested in both psychiatry and music. Therapy through music is a type of remedy that is very precious. The music therapy major helps to establish that remedy, by encouraging students to venture into the world and help others. The music therapy department at Temple is somewhat small with only four professors, but those professors are experienced and have passion for what they do. “Something that drew me right to Temple when I was looking for music therapy schools was that the professors here really helped advance this field and defined a lot of it,” Alvarez said. “For me, there’s no other place to be for music therapy.” “We all believe in the power of music to affect change and we certainly instill that in our students,” Brooks said. Rebecca Zoll can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
LGBT student groups provide social safe haven SARA PATTERSON QCHAT
Columnist Sara Patterson reflects on her first experience with an LGBT student organization.
ast week, in a packed, standing-only room in the Student Center, I went to my first Queer Student Union meeting. It was my first experience with any LGBT student organization. My high school had a Gay-Straight Alliance, but I wasn’t out in high school – to myself or anyone else – so I never felt the need to go. I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The only LGBT organizations I’ve been involved with are political ones, groups that assemble at pride events to raise awareness of LGBT issues and ask for donations. There aren’t any major problems regarding the LGBT community at Temple, at least not to my knowledge, so what would this meeting be about? Not long into the meeting, I re-
alized that this wasn’t a political group, advocating for change on campus, but a social group, creating a safe and accepting place for LGBT students. At one point in the meeting, some people shared why they had decided to come. One student just wanted to meet more LGBT people, as her old school had only a handful of openly gay students. I think this is the best thing about LGBT organizations like QSU. Just seeing that you’re not the only one, that there are literally enough people to fill a room who either identify as queer or an ally, is a big deal. Sometimes I don’t realize how lucky I am. I take for granted that a majority of my friends, most of whom I’ve known since I was 12 or 13 years old, are gay and came out right around the same time I did. I’ve never been the “gay friend.” I never had to worry about how my friends would react when I came out because three other people had come out before me. Most people don’t have that. Most people are the only gay person among their friends – sometimes in their whole school or town. When you go to college, especially one as huge as Temple, you want to find people that you relate to, that you have some-
thing in common with. Another QSU member put it bluntly and said, “I’m hoping to get some numbers.” Now – apparently – people use college as an opportunity to meet people and go out on dates. I spend my Saturday nights at home watching “Doctor Who,” so I wouldn’t know anything about that. But for those that do want to spend their weekends out with a significant other – although I highly recommend “Doctor Who” – it’s hard. It’s hard enough for straight people and they have the luxury of knowing that the majority of people around them are also heterosexual. We have the added difficulty of not being able to assume that the cute boy or girl that we’ve been chatting up at the sock hop – that’s where college students go on the weekend, right? – is gay as well. Student groups like QSU create a dialogue among students. Whether it is about their own personal issues or those on a more campus; city or statewide scale, getting like-minded students together is the best way to talk about these things. The fact is, we get very little formal education about gender and sexuality. For the most part, we’re left on our own to figure this stuff out, which, for young adults who are probably confused and nervous and even a little scared, is a lot of responsibility. Having a group of fellow students the same age who have gone through, or are currently going through, the same things as you, creates a sense of comfort and safety that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. When asked why they had decided to spend their Monday night at a QSU meeting, everyone who answered said they did so for social reasons. They wanted to meet new people. They wanted to talk to other LGBT students. They wanted to find a potential new love interest. That’s not to say that political issues aren’t important – LGBT issues are playing a major role in the upcoming presidential election. But for college students who are still coming into their own and figuring out who they are, it is much more crucial for them to have a safe and accepting place on campus, which is exactly what Temple’s QSU provides. Sara Patterson can be reached at email@example.com.
New food truck Wingo Taco opened for business Sept. 25. | ABI REIMOLD TTN
Taco truck hopes to find success on Main Campus Wingo Taco opened on campus after weeks of speculation. LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ Living Editor On Sept. 25 Main Campus welcomed Wingo Taco, the latest lunch truck to open its window to the Temple community. Students lined up at the highly anticipated truck, to sample the food truck which boasts a menu of tacos, burritos and burrito bowls with a Korean flair, either in the type of garnish or protein the customer chooses. “I would walk by and was really curious as to when it was going to open,” said Rattanak Yin, a junior architecture major. “I walked by it [Tuesday, Sept. 25] and thought I had to [try] it.” Owner Nam Kim worked the kitchen for the truck’s opening week with his longtime friend Jeff Kennedy, while Kim’s wife, Claire Kim, worked the cash register. Nam Kim, 37, was born in Korea and has lived in Philadelphia for more than 20 years. He has seen the trend of Korean-fusion food grow. “[A long time ago] I heard about a bulgogi taco truck that opened up in Los Angeles,” Nam said. “They were becoming very popular at that time and I thought, ‘Hey, that would be great in Philadelphia.’” In the first week since opening Nam Kim has already deemed burritos his most popular item. With a surge in popularity, however, comes growing pains as Nam Kimhad to work under pressure when he didn’t prepare enough food for the day. “We’re just now getting used to what the peak of the day is and how many portions to prepare,” Nam Kim said. Before opening Wingo Taco Nam, Kim, a self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades, worked as a video game salesman and comic book artist. Nam Kim used his art background to design the elaborate illustrations on the side of the truck, along with help from a friend and Claire Kim. “I wanted something catchy, flashy, and something just fun. We’re a food truck,” Nam Kim said. “We’re not a restaurant, we don’t have to be proper about what we’re putting up. Even the name, Wingo Taco, my wife’s sister came up with it and it’s one of those things I fought in the beginning. [I thought it was] a silly name, but it’s so catchy. If you say
it three times to someone it sticks.” Clair Kim is along for the ride until she continues her education in Fall 2013. She can be seen greeting her customers with a smile as she rings up their order. “I like that I can smile [at customers] and make there tiime het here better,” Claire Kim said. In preparation for the opening Nam Kim made constant changes to the menu, and plans to continue making changes depending on student reactions. “Initially I was just going to have people order either a burrito or taco and then we would just make it for them,” Nam Kim said. “Nowadays people’s taste buds are so diverse, everybody wants choices. I thought I’d give people the option of having it their way or our way.” Wingo Taco is parked on the corner of 13 and Norris streets, on a very competitive block of food trucks including The Creperie, Yumtown and the Burger and Grilled Cheese Busz. Despite the competition, Nam Kim embraces it. “Temple’s a big place, and one great thing about having these food trucks is Temple accepts them. There are a lot of colleges that shun [food trucks] away,” Nam Kim said. Nam Kim married his wife in June, after a year and a half of being together. The pair met at Antioch, a Korean Presbyterian church they both attended in Conshohocken. Nam Kim and Claire Kim credit their faith with the success the truck had in the first week. “We’re Christian so we pray a lot,” Nam Kim said. “We’ve been praying about the truck, about the food and how we’ll be received. And it’s all turned out good.” Upon completing the first week of business, Nam Kim said he was most looking forward to getting sleep after being awake for 36 hours straight, working on his truck. “We’re not looking to make [a huge profit] we just want to share our food and make a living off of this,” Nam Kim said. Luis Fernando Rodriguez can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
New tradition for this year’s homecoming events The university prepares for days of homecoming activities taking place Oct. 3-7. LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ Living Editor Each year Temple welcomes its alumni and current students back for another week of celebration. The typical traditions like the homecoming game and the crowning of the king and queen usually come and go with the seasons, but this year may be different. The Temple Made campaign, the return to the Big East Conference and changes to the landscape and leadership of the university have students on Main Campus more aware of Temple’s attempts to enter the national spotlight. This year, through minor revamping and increased interest thanks to the changes in the university, homecoming offers a well rounded itinerary for Oct. 3 – 7.
This year there is a slew of gatherings offered to alumni depending on the different interests people had while attending Temple. New to the roster this year is the free Student and Young Alumni Networking Night on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The goal of this night is to give participants useful tips on scoring a job in an increasingly competitive job market. The LGBTQ and Friends Alumni Gathering on Oct. 5 from 6 - 8 p.m. will be just a few days shy of Temple’s celebration of National Coming Out Week, but will, in the same vein, offer a chance for members of the LGBT community to show their unity. This $20 per person gathering will take place at the Center City Ritz-Carlton. For the early birds who used to participate in the Diamond Marching Band, the alumni gathering will be on the morning of Oct. 6 starting with a $5 continental breakfast buffet at 7 a.m. at the Artist’s Palate in Tyler School of Art. Attendees will then have the opportunity to dust off their instruments and head to band rehearsal at 8:30 a.m. at Edberg-Olsen Hall in preparation for the homecoming halftime performance. After the homecoming game on Saturday, Temple University Black Alumni Alliance Party will assemble at the Draught Horse, and for $25, have their
food and two drink tickets covered for the evening.
Tomorrow, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. Tee’s for Temple U will once again take place this year to encourage students exchange non-Temple T-shirts for Temple-spirited apparel. All T-shirts collected will be donated to local charities. The Seventh Annual Homecoming Pageant will take place on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in Room 200 BC of the Student Center. All eight contestants vying for the title of king or queen will be put through the ringer as they perform a choreographed dance routine, show off a personal talent and answer Temple trivia. Students can vote for their favorite contestants at temple.edu/homecoming until Oct. 5 at midnight. At the 15th Annual Gallery of Success Awards Luncheon, there will be recognition of alumni from each of Temple’s schools and colleges. These awards will be given out in the great court of Mitten Hall at noon Oct. 5.
Before heading to the big game on Saturday check out the Alumni “Tailgate Row” Party in Lot K of the Lincoln Financial Field at 10 a.m. there will be free food, music and giveaways for students and alumni alike. Preregistered fans will receive a free Temple scarf. Noon means kickoff as the Owls face the University of South Florida in the annual homecoming game. During this game, the homecoming king and queen will be announced.
This year Main Campus Program Board presents Big Sean for the 2012 homecoming concert at the Liacouras Center. Pusha T will be joining Big Sean for a night of hip-hop after the homecoming game. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Floor seat tickets are sold out. For those with more classical tastes, Temple’s Concert Choir will be holding a performance of Mozart’s Requiem featuring Boyer College of Music and Dance alumni at 7 p.m. in the Temple University Performing Arts Center. Luis Fernando Rodriguez can be reached at email@example.com.
Men should embrace the gay friend
John Corrigan That’s What He Said
Corrigan tells men to embrace their significant other’s gay friends instead of pushing them away.
n honor of National Coming Out Week rapidly approaching, I’m determined to tackle a contemporary issue in relationships. While the LGBT community advances in the perennial struggle for acceptance by mainstream American society, gay men are increasingly gaining confidence in their lifestyle and, subsequently, emerging in the public eye. Well, the straight guy is starting to beware the queer eye due to how com-
fortable his girlfriend is becoming with gay guy friends. Instead of conjecturing as to why women are attracted to gay guys, I polled ladies of various Pennsylvania colleges to discover the rationale behind this fact of life. Typing this seems offensive, but the majority of girls said that gay guys are fun to befriend because they’re just like “one of the girls.” Jenna Klakowicz, a sophomore accounting major at Saint Joseph’s University reveals that gay guys are typically more fun to converse with. “You can talk about anything and everything with them – there are no limits,” Klakowicz said. Amy O’Neill, a sophomore business major at Temple, reveals why girls feel more comfortable divulging with their gay friends. “Gay guys not only are more open toward sensitive situations, but also provide a male’s point of view on things,” O’Neill said. Bloomsburg University’s Caroline Bush, a sophomore secondary education major, explains how her gay friend differs from the straight guys that roam campus. “Sometimes guys come off as cocky when they boast about how many girls they made out with at parties, but [my friend] never comes off that way,” Bush said. “He treats girls
like people, not objects. You feel comfortable around him. Maybe it’s because you know that with [him], he is not looking for anything more than your friendship.” It’s natural to despise the gay friend. He is close with your girlfriend, she cares for him and he definitely serves as the soundboard for all of her complaints about you. However, you must befriend him, as he is not a threat to your relationship. First make sure that he bats for the other team before you agree that it would be a barrel of laughs if they went to the spa together. You can’t get jealous, and even worse, you can’t let your girl know that you’re jealous. Envying the attention that your significant other gives to her gay friend only demonstrates your insecurity. Showing weakness is a stark contrast from exhibiting vulnerability. Look no further than timeless, coming of age TGIF staple, “Boy Meets World.” When Cory Matthews injures his ankle at the ski lodge, cute mountain girl Lauren senses his vulnerability and wants his melancholy soul to glide down her slope. If Cory was whining about Topanga’s ever-expanding fanny, then Lauren would avoid him due to his
chauvinistic nit-picking. Women endure enough drama with their friends and they aren’t interested in emotionally weak dudes. Once she realizes that you resent the bond between her and her friend, you instantly become the third wheel. Girls don’t want you to judge their friend, especially because of his sexual orientation. Complaining about her friendship will translate, in her mind, as you smothering her. By overcoming the green-eyed monster, you maintain your masculinity. In addition to jealousy, another sensation that you need to combat is paranoia. Perhaps you and your girl argue about whether the beggar in the subway really needs the all-too specific 85 cents. This escalates into a verbal tirade about your lack of compassion and subsequent money obsession, which finally ceases after you deliver a lowblow regarding her Salvation Armyquality present for your birthday. So now you’re in the eye of the storm, and she flees to shelter at her gay friend’s abode where venting and tequila shots are the rhythm of the evening. Sure, you’re getting roasted, but don’t blame her friend for being a reliable one. Don’t allow your anxieties to
get the best of you. You don’t need to bend over backward for the guy, but any friend of your girlfriend’s deserves your respect. If you’re too stubborn, remember to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Holding a grudge against your girl’s gay friend is not worth sacrificing the relationship. Here’s a new cliché that may hit a little close to home: Chick-fil-A can thrive even after discriminating, but your meat isn’t that tasty. John Corrigan can be reached at john. firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
Buses keep commuters TEMPLE moving all day and night LISTINGS Check out these events happening on and near Main Campus.
Homecoming 2012: Pep Rally and BBQ / Liacouras Walk / Oct. 5 / 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. / Free The Temple Made campaign has taken Main Campus and Philadelphia by storm. It is bringing pride to Temple and the university is pushing for more. The Office of Alumni Relations is throwing a pep rally on Liacouras Walk on Oct. 5 for students, faculty and alumni to celebrate the Owls’ first homecoming after joining the Big East. Free food will be provided along with games and music as well as a chance to meet Temple’s acting president, Richard Englert.
Homecoming 2012: Alumni “Tailgate Row” Party / Lot K, Lincoln Financial Field / Oct. 6 / 10 a.m. Temple pride will flourish at Temple’s homecoming game against the University of South Florida. The Temple University Alumni Association will be starting the party with a tailgate at Lincoln Financial Field. There will be free food, face painting and more music to get students, faculty, and alumni prepared for the big game.
Noir-An American Genre: A Conversation with Lou Boxer, Chris Cagle and Robert Polito / Paley Library, 1210 Polett Walk / Oct. 8 / Noon - 1:30 p.m. / Free Noir is more than a color, it is apart of American history and culture. Noir is the darkness we all seek, the danger we crave and on Oct. 8 in Paley Library famous noir author David Goodis along with Lou Boxer, founder of Philadelphia’s NoirCon, and Chris Cagle, assistant professor of film and media arts at Temple will discuss the importance noir is to literature and its influence on Hollywood cinema.
AMELIA BRUST Temple on the Thames
Amelia Brust details how London’s bus system works through a system that is all its own.
Pedestrians in London cross in front of buses in a busy intersection. | AMELIA BRUST TTN
f you’ve ever seen the film “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” you’ll more than likely remember a scene in the beginning of the film where Harry has run away from his surrogate home of the Dursleys. He is waiting on a park bench for a bus – any bus – to come along. What he gets is the night bus. And in Camden Town, London, at 2 a.m., we also get a night bus. Unlike its daytime counterparts, London’s night buses do not follow the rules of conventional city traffic. They swerve on corners, diving between cars and other buses, all to come to a screeching halt at the end of the road. After a Camden pub crawl, it can be a little disorientating to say the least, especially when you’ve gotten on the wrong bus, which is now heading north when you want to go south. Little tip, from me to you: Never take directions from the drunk American who thinks the “N” in the bus number stands for “North.” The double-decker buses are every bit the fantasy, minus the legendary hop-on, hop-off option that now only exists in old movies. Today, riders must enter at the front of the bus,
swipe their Oyster card or show the driver a ticket, and wobble through to the back or head upstairs. When exiting, riders proceed to the middle of the bus, and exit once the doors have opened. Although a fair number of the old-fashioned Routemaster vehicles, with the open platform at the back, are still on the streets, they also carry the ubiquitous 21st-century H&M ads with Lana Del Rey plastered all around them. The low suspension of the buses allows them to seemingly glide down the street, while their towering height above the shorter shops and buildings gives them an almost ghostly quality. They can also be flagged like taxis, if you are on the sidewalk between stops. Double-deckers are fiercely rectangular, and so bus drivers will sandwich them among one another, all on streets that look too narrow even for a Toyota Prius. Perhaps one of my more iconic sightings here was during the River Thames Festival, which ended with an evening fireworks display near Waterloo Bridge. Standing on the riverbank, I watched the buses creep to a slow crawl as they crossed the bridge, under the flashes of
fireworks, with St. Paul’s Cathedral glowing in the distance. It looked as if the buses were posing for a postcard. At the end of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Olympic Flame was passed to London via a double-decker bus. In preparation for the London Olympics, buses were fitted with Michelin X InCity tires, enabled with radio-frequency identification chips to track tire pressure while carrying games-goers. During the closing ceremonies, Russell Brand even rode into the stadium on a bus, singing a combination of “Pure Imagination” and “I Am the Walrus.” Of all London transport, buses are arguably the most visibly striking. The design is somewhat ingenious. If you want to increase space in such an alreadycumbersome vehicle, why not add a second level rather than an extension connection by a kind of accordion panel? You do the same thing when you raise your bed to fit more stuff underneath it, or when skyscrapers are made. Cities – successful ones, anyway – build up, not out. That is definitely the sense I get when riding the 11 to Fulham-Broadway or the 10 to Hammersmith. The buses were made with practicality in mind.
London is a very old, very big and very densely populated place with little to no room to spare. Therefore, everyone must figure out what to do with the architectural and transportation features that already exist. Should we try to build a space for that new vegan pizza place, or shall we just stick it inside that empty townhouse that was a milliner’s before it was a butcher’s and then a brothel? Just stick it in! In the daytime, buses are relatively quiet, but passengers have permission to talk on the phone or hold conversations. Occasionally, you will get the confused passenger who argues with the driver that the bus “does indeed stop in the middle of this street, and will you pull the whole thing over so I can get off?” But on the night bus, the crowd shifts. People are testier, ruminating on their grand night out and what they will eat first when they get home. And you have to do everything you can to not fall asleep as you fly through the night – not to the Leaky Cauldron, but to Stansted Airport. Amelia Brust can be reached at email@example.com.
Temple’s National Coming Out Week Launch Party / Temple Performing Arts Center / Oct. 8 / 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. National Coming Out Week is internationally observed and a way for individuals to celebrate their sexual orientation and promote social acceptance and tolerance. Philadelphia’s LGBT community is large and prideful, providing events including a parade for everyone to enjoy. Temple’s National Coming Out Week committee is tipping off the festivities that will take over the city this month with its own celebration on Oct. 8. The fun is not restricted so this is a great way to have a good time and support many in the process.
Race in the Race 2012 / Annenberg Hall, TV Studio 1 / Oct. 9/ 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. / Free There is no doubt the power and influence the 2012 Presidential Election has on the country. With politics comes speculation and new theories about how the political system in a democratic society functions. The Academic Center of Research in Diversity is hosting a student leadership panel to discuss race and diversity in the 2012 presidential race. The event will be held in a Town Hall forum and will allow participants to discuss the issue of race in today’s political world. -Saba Aregai
Rick Getts is nearly done constructing his home in Fishtown. The junior began approximately a year ago. | ABI REIMOLD TTN
In lieu of college housing, student constructs home HOUSE PAGE 7 nothing, maybe watch some TV – sleep in past 7:30 [a.m.] or so,” Getts said. While most students prefer to live a few blocks from Main Campus, Getts’ future residence is three miles from Temple. The opportunity to buy the property arose when a man who lives on the same block – who
has worked on houses before with Getts and his father – mentioned that the neglected house was for sale. Located on the north end of Fishtown, the block is still mostly unaffected by the gentrification that has taken hold of much of the neighborhood. If Getts decides to sell his house a couple years after college, he thinks he could make a lot of money
from his initial investment. As a co-owner taking up residence in his own house, Getts won’t be a typical college housemate. “I will never have a party or a house show unless I know everybody there,” Getts said. “If something gets broken, I’m not going to respond very nicely. I would crumble…do you realize how much time I put into this?
That might make me mad, seeing that kind of stuff.” Abi Reimold can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
On Hawaiian Night, native puts culture on display VOLLEYBALL PAGE 20
Junior outside hitter Gabriella Matautia hails from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, a volleyball mecca. | HUA ZONG TTN
as part of the All-Army volleyball team, where both served in the armed forces. Her mother couldn’t attend Hawaiian Night because of a West Point Academy reunion in New York. “Hawaii was good because it’s such a big volleyball community,” Gabriella Matautia said, “I just fell in love with the game that brought my parents together.” After high school, Gabriella Matautia chose Temple because she wanted to see a new part of the world. She didn’t even know Temple existed until former coach Bob Bertucci offered her a scholarship. “It’s so big here,” Gabriella Matautia said. “I came on my visit and it was just so cool. There’s so much to do around here and it’s so different from home. So I just wanted to get out and check out the world I guess.” Coach Bakeer Ganes first watched Gabriella Matautia while recruiting as an assistant for West Virginia and knew Temple was interested in her, so he called up Bertucci and offered his thoughts.
“I’m not saying [Bertucci] Owls. did that because I said that, but “I can learn from someone I really thought she was a good so aggressive and so strong,” player back then, and I’m glad Burkert said. “It’s good because [Bertucci] did offer her a schol- we’re there for each other. I’m arship because I’m really happy so lucky that we came in togethto have her on the er. It’s so good team,” Ganes said. because every However, the year I’ll get to move was tough play with her.” for her family, Gabriella Martin Matautia Matautia hits said. primarily from “I was so nerthe weak, or vous about having opposite, side to see your own on offense, daughter leave whereas Burkwhen you’re with ert hits from her so long in Gabriella Matautia / junior outside the power hitter side. The pairyour life,” Martin Matautia said. “I ing allows Gawas so sad. It was very tough.” nes to split his top two weapons “She was like another to create favorable matchups mom,” her brother Austin against opposing blocks. Matautia, 14, said. “She took “You really have a lot of care of me when my parents pull if you create the right anwere at work and stuff.” gle,” Ganes said. “[Gabriella But Gabriella “Hawaiian Matautia] really has a good apPunch” Matautia quickly found proach now, a good angle.” a home with Samoan senior Burkert said Gabriella libero Chelsea Tupuola, and Matautia’s power on the weak teamed up with junior outside side helps even more as she’s hitter Elyse Burkert to create typically facing the weakest a dangerous attack trio for the side of a defense’s block. Ga-
“I just fell
in love with the game that brought my parents together.
briella Matautia is second on the team with 3.75 kills per set, most of which have come from the weak side. “She is put in a really good position hitting over there because she’s so powerful and she can hit against outside hitters [who aren’t the best blockers],” Burkert said. Gabriella Matautia’s presence is an added boost as Burkert and her have one more year together, when they’ll get to share that senior night every college athlete craves. Hawaiian Night may have been just a sampling of what’s to come. “She is evolving as a player and she’s getting better and better,” Ganes said. “She’s not done yet.” Jake Adams can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @jakeadams520.
Twin bond aids defense Freshman hits stride SOCCER PAGE 20 up. They both earned Georgia All-Region First Team honors as seniors. Sawyer Hemmer was tabbed Most Valuable Defenseman by his high school teammates. Nolan Hemmer, who also played as a midfielder in high school but is now strictly a defenseman, recorded 27 goals and 18 assists as a senior. Three years removed from their high school playing days, the twins now find themselves anchoring the Owls’ defense. “I play in between them and I’m confident in both of them to cover me if I get beat,” senior defenseman Billy Kappock said. With Kappock in the midst of his final season at Temple, the twins will be relied upon even more next season. Kappock, a workhorse who plays just about every minute of every game, will leave a substantial hole in the Owls’ defensive rotation come 2013. “They are a big part of our defense this year and I assume they’re going to be taking a little bigger of a role next year,” coach David MacWilliams said. “I expect that they continue be-
ing big pieces, both this year and next.” “They will play bigger roles without me but it really just comes down to your senior year,” Kappock said. “It’s one last year to get a conference title.” Whether it be on the field or off the field, the chemistry built from 17 years of soccer is evident. “Our chemistry on the field is pretty sweet. Without even looking, we kind of know where the other will be or where to play them the ball,” Nolan Hemmer said. “We are super close off the field. We pretty much do everything together and it has been like that ever since we were little.” “Communication is huge in soccer and we don’t really need it because we know what each one is going to do without having to look or talk to one another,” Sawyer Hemmer said. “I wouldn’t change how close we are [off the field] for anything.” MacWilliams said the onfield chemistry between the twin defensemen gives Temple an unusual advantage. Off the
field, he said he sees the glaring similarities between the two. “It helps our program,” MacWilliams said. “They do things very similar. They always support one another and are always around each other.” Where the road takes each brother following their Temple days remains to be seen. Maintaining their friendship, on the other hand, is a no-brainer, the twins said. “We will continue to be close and hopefully both of us have a successful future,” Sawyer Hemmer said. “It’s going to be weird going our separate ways but it has to be done at some time,” he added. Tyler Sablich can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TySablich.
FRESHMAN PAGE 20 30 in a 6-0 loss to No. 4 Mary- coordination and is able to get land. the ball in.” The freshman forward Temple’s frontline, with scored her first goal of her col- Delp and sophomore Amber legiate career in style, with Youtz, has led a recently strong a game winning shot against scoring attack. Monmouth with two minutes “The future is bright for and 31 seconds left us,” Janney in regulation in the said. “Havfourth game of the ing a young season on Sept. 5. player like Delp had back [Youtz] beto back two-goal ing a sophogames against Delmore and aware and Drexel [Delp] being on Sept. 14 and a freshman, Sept. 16, respecwe’ve been tively, and notched able to do a two more in the lot more with Owls’ 5-3 win our attackagainst Longwood ing schemes Katie Briglia / senior forward based on their on Sept. 28. Briglia said successes.” that Delp brings a mix of talents With conference play apto a frontline that lost two se- proaching, the Owls will be niors from last season in Bridget looking to take on Virginia Settles and Caryn Lambright. Commonwealth University next “[Delp] brings a lot of weekend to begin their last seaspeed and good decision mak- son in the Atlantic 10 Confering. She can take the ball down ence. the sideline and knows when to Briglia said that Delp’s dish it,” Briglia said. “[Delp] early experience will help her in has also had a few of our top future conference play. goals. She has good hand-eye “The teams we’ve been
“[Delp] brings a
lot of speed and good decision making. She can take the ball down the sideline.
playing are kind of similar to Atlantic 10 teams,” Briglia said. “[Delp] has shown she can score against other teams with her tip goals, and conference games are all about who’s scrappiest and [Delp] has kind of proved she is.” As her rookie season approaches the halfway mark, Delp said that she hopes to continue to simply do her job for the rest of the year. “I really just want to do my job as a forward and make sure I’m always at the right spot when other people need me to be there,” Delp said. “And I want to finish every shot that I take so I can do my job as a forward.” Colin Tansits can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @colin_tansits.
Coach shuffles roster before each tournament The golf roster has nine members, but only five participate in tournaments. ANTHONY BELLINO The Temple News With lineups constantly shifting and five players contributing to every tournament, collegiate golf isn’t the individual sport of its professional counterpart. In collegiate golf, the coach puts together a starting lineup of five players. Of those five, four overall scores count toward the team’s total. So far this season, Temple has been getting solid scores from its Top 3 players, but it’s those last two spots the Owls are lacking that is keeping them from winning tournaments. Coach Brian Quinn has tried a few different lineups so far this season, but continually finds himself searching for someone to shoot low from the bottom of his lineup, he said. “The hard thing for us right now is we haven’t had a five man’s score count yet this GOLF
season,” Quinn said. “We need someone to step up from the bottom of the lineup and start playing more consistently.” Each week, Quinn holds a qualifying tournament to decide which players will play in the upcoming tournament and who will sit out. The top players from the previous week’s tournament are exempt from qualifying as they have proved themselves capable of starting in Quinn’s eyes. Senior Devin Bibeau, freshman Brandon Matthews and junior Matt Crescenzo are exempt from the upcomming qualifying tournament because of their low scores at the MacDonald Cup from Sept. 29-30. Matthews led the Owls to a ninth overall finish with a two-over par 142 (7072) and a 15th place individual finish. Crescenzo tied for 32nd with a 146 (74-72) and Bibeau tied for 39th with a 148 (71-77). The rest of the nine-man roster qualifies with 36 holes and the two lowest scores will start in the team’s next tournament, Quinn said. Crescenzo has stepped up and solidified his spot as the No. 3 starter for the Owls, Quinn said. Crescenzo said he
knows the potential is there for we’re all real good buddies,” his team to win tournaments and Hartung said. “You want everyknows it starts with qualifying. one to play well but you have “Qualifying is the best thing to have the desire to play betfor us, you have to compete. You ter than everyone else because know the person you’re playing we’re all Division I athletes.” against is the thing stopping “It’s about getting more you from getting that spot and consistent, hitting more fairyou want to work harder to beat ways, greens and making putts. him,” Crescenzo said. “We re- The more consistent you are, ally need everyone to play good the better you will be, because at the same you’re guaranteed time, everya better chance of one needs to playing well,” Harpull it togethtung added. “My er at the same game’s not bad time and we right now, I defineed to benitely have work lieve in ourto do moving forselves a little ward.” bit more.” Sophomore While Paul Carbone has Crescenzo shown Quinn flashhas solidified es of greatness, but his spot in Russell Hartung / junior has struggled to the starting consistently perlineup for anform. His even-par other week, junior Russell Har- showing at the 2011 Barnabas tung is a player who is trying to Health Intercollegiate where he qualify each week just to get a tied for first was the initial flash. chance at playing. Hartung said He’s been up and down since, he feels his game is on the brink and Quinn said he sees Carbone of where he wants it to be and as the key to taking the team to looks at each qualifying tourna- the next level. ment as an opportunity. “[Carbone] hopefully will “It’s a lot of fun because step up, he’s starting to swing
everyone to play well but you have to have the desire to play better than everyone else.
a little better right now,” Quinn said. “Right now he’s the key to the program, when he’s playing well we have a chance to win tournaments.” Carbone said he takes his coach’s statement as a compliment, but also a challenge. “It means a lot that he said that, he pushes me to play as well as I can and to keep working hard,” Carbone said. “Right now I’m playing three-quarters of what I’m capable of, and even when I’m at my highest level I have room to improve. I’m working so much harder and putting my passion to the test and only think I’ll get better from here.” While Quinn searches for a player to compete in the five slot each week of the fall season, he’s already looking forward to the spring when transfer sophomore Matt Teesdale will join the team. Teesdale will be expected to make an impact early and find his way into the starting lineup, solidifying the Top 5. “It depends on how hard [Teesdale] works. If he works hard, his impact will be huge,” Quinn said. “[Teesdale] has an amazing amount of ability. He
hits it very long and is a gunslinger.” The Owls will now have significant time off for the first time since the beginning of September, which gives Quinn time to sort out his starting lineup. Temple will resume competition at the Big 5 Invitational held at the Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., from Oct. 13-14. Anthony Bellino can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @Bellino_Anthony.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
Through struggle, Big East season has benefits
T IBRAHIM JACOBS Tuesday Morning Quarterback
The Owls will have their hands full this Big East season, but their efforts will be for a worthy cause.
he newly renovated Edberg-Olson Hall standing at 10th and Diamond streets has the inner workings comparable to other Big East Conference facilities. It joins last year’s bowl win as the current trademarks of coach Steve Addazio’s tenure at Temple. Inside, in a hallway facing the practice field, frames hang for offensive and defensive players of the week to have their pictures displayed. Addazio only honors these players on weeks that coincide with a Temple victory. They currently hang devoid of pictures, and they could potentially remain that way for upwards of a month. The Owls had the pleasure of being able to rest two out of the past three weeks as they had a bye week before and after the showdown with Penn State. By the time they take on South Florida on Oct. 6, they will have played only one game in 27 days. While the team benefits from being able to enter Big East play well rested, it will likely come back to haunt players as
the season progresses. They now have the challenge of playing eight straight games with no bye week, seven of which are against conference opponents. Temple fields one of the youngest teams in the Big East, with only nine combined starters returning. South Florida will be returning that number of starters on offense alone. After facing a South Florida team that lost 30-17 to Florida State, the No. 3 team in the country, the Owls’ schedule doesn’t get any easier. They then face a Connecticut team that beat Maryland before squaringoff with two nationally ranked teams in three weeks in Rutgers and Louisville. In this six-week stretch, Temple will also play Pittsburgh, which beat No. 13 Virginia Tech, and Cincinnati, which beat the same Pittsburgh team. The Owls’ best chance for a win will be on Nov. 17 against Army, which is ranked No. 124 in college football with 48 passing yards per game. Not to say that the Owls cannot win until they face Army,
or that nothing will change in the next two months, but they certainly will not be favored in any of the games. Temple’s defense is anchored by a redshirt-freshman linebacker, Nate D. Smith, who leads the team in tackles. The offensive line features one redshirt-freshman starter and one true freshman. They don’t have the same talent at the receiver position that they did last year to convert big plays and stretch the field. The team is poised to have success for years to come, especially once Addazio is able to recruit to the Big East, it just isn’t at that level yet. While the move back to the Big East was a short-term goal when the Addazio era began, the rapid nature of the events leaves Temple in a predicament in which it doesn’t have the size and talent to compete against high-powered Big East opponents on a weekly basis. The Owls certainly aren’t mad that the Big East move took place so quickly, but it has left them thrown into a position with a
summer of preparation to convert from playing teams like the Akron and Bowling Green State to Louisville and Rutgers. The effect of this will be two-fold. Primarily, Temple is playing with house money. Nobody expected Temple to have instant success in a new environment. With no pressure and limited expectations, the team will get exponential recruiting benefits and experience simply from playing more notable opponents. The negative effects of a season in which the Owls struggle to win games could grow large, however. The players and fans need to remember what Temple has accomplished in making this conference jump and take this season with a grain of salt. Simply losing confidence and failing to show up for games will reverse the mindset that the university has tried to instill throughout the student body. The culture of the football program is changing, and while it might not be reflected on the scoreboard this season, good things are coming.
The wins will come, maybe not this year, but soon. The Owls are a young team primed for future success, but adjusting to their new conference will take time. Wins may be hard to come by this season, but with a limited amount of seniors and a team that will get more experienced as it plays more games, the outlook for future years remains optimistic. The picture frames may be empty more times than not this year, but don’t expect them to stay blank for too long. Ibrahim Jacobs can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @ibrahimjacobs.
Owls use time off to prepare for Big East opener FOOTBALL PAGE 20
Coach Steve Addazio readies his team for its first game in the Big East since 2004.| TIMOTHY VALSHTEIN TTN
In the Owls’ two losses this season, the team has had issues on both sides of the ball. The Owls were outgained by a combined total of 825 yards to 467 yards against the Terrapins and Nittany Lions. Against Maryland, Temple turned the ball over three times and committed seven penalties. Against Penn State, the Temple defense gave up 318 passing yards to senior quarterback Matt McGloin, a career high. In bye weeks after both the Maryland and Penn State games, Addazio said he used the time off to focus specifically on correcting the problems from the previous game. After Maryland, the team worked on fundamentals in less physical practices as the offensive line got healthy. During the past week, with most of the team intact, Addazio said the team had four full-padded practices with a scrimmage-like
atmosphere. The offense competed against the defense in trying to convert on third-and-long situations in practice. Coaches kept a running tally of who won each play, and there was running drills for the team that lost. Addazio said he’s trying to emphasize third downs after the team gave up 27 first downs to Penn State “We’ve had a lot of time here and we’re trying to use it constructively,” Addazio said. “From that, we’re seeing growth. We’re addressing our situation.” Addazio has also implemented personnel changes at wide receiver due to too many dropped passes and lack of production. Temple wide receivers have caught 13 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns through three games this season. Addazio said he’s been using young receivers full time in
practice and the group is going to “play a bunch” against South Florida. True freshmen receivers Khalif Herbin and Romond Deloatch could see significant playing time on Saturday. “They’re explosive guys, so you want to take advantage of that and furthermore, you might as well get them ready to play,” Addazio said. The Temple pass defense, ranked No. 51 in the nation, will be given the task of containing Bulls’ senior quarterback B.J. Daniels. Daniels has passed for 1285 yards and nine touchdowns in five games and is South Florida’s leading rusher with 271 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. He ranks third in the Big East individually in total offense, with 311.2 yards per game. “[Daniels] has got an unbelievable amount of athleticism,” Bulls’ coach Skip Holtz said yesterday. “He’s elusive. He’s
making good decisions with the ball and is starting to mature as a quarterback.” “We know about the quality of the opponent we’re facing and we respect that, but we’re just focused on playing as well as we can,” Addazio said. Addazio said that the team can’t afford to make the same mistakes it made against Maryland and Penn State this upcoming Saturday, or for the rest of the Big East season. “We have to learn week in and week out to play at our very best,” Addazio said. “We don’t have that margin for error where we can’t play our very best because it will hurt us immediately.” Joey Cranney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @joey_cranney.
Mahoney returns to place sixth Hero inspires college essay
Travis Mahoney leads the Owls to a program-best finish. AVERY MAEHRER The Temple News
It had been nearly two years since redshirt senior Travis Mahoney ran a cross country race for Temple. He was last with the team at the 2010 Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America Championships, when his sixth-place finish contributed to the team winning the event for the second time in as many years. One season, eight meets and a coaching change later, Mahoney returned to action Sept. 28 to make his final season debut with the team. He didn’t disappoint. Mahoney placed sixth out of the 332 athletes who participated in this year’s 37-team Paul Short Invitational, leading the men’s team to a program-best 19th place finish at the annual event. “It was a fast, very competitive race,” Mahoney said. “It was nice to get back at it. I was able to hold on and have the most impact and finish up pretty strong.” Mahoney’s finishing time of 24 minutes and 19 seconds in one of the largest race fields in the nation was the best individual time and placement of any Temple athlete to particiCROSS COUNTRY
pate in the 8k at the Paul Short Invitational in the seven years the team has participated in the race. First-year coach Adam Bray said he expects similar performances throughout the entire season from Mahoney, who he has referenced as the program’s “one key ingredient.” “I definitely expect performances like [Friday’s race],” Bray said. “[Mahoney] has some pretty big goals, which we’ve sat down and talked about. They’re achievable. He’s a very talented individual, and he works really hard. That’s exactly what I expect of him, and more importantly that’s what [Mahoney] expects of himself.” Mahoney sat out last cross country season to better prepare himself for spring track, while also looking ahead to the 2012 Olympic Trials held in June. Two weeks after earning his second All-American title for his fifth place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Mahoney ran in the 3,000-meter steeplechase semifinals for a chance to advance and have a shot at earning a trip to London for the Summer Olympics. He did not advance past the heat, however, as he
finished last in 12th place. “It was amazing,” Mahoney said. “It didn’t go so well for me, since I was kind of banged up from NCAAs. But just to go out there and be around the United States running, and all of those great guys and the fans. It was a great experience. It was very rewarding for me, and it shows my passion for the sport and why I do it.” Earlier this month, Bray talked about the effect Mahoney and the experience he has built will have on the team. “[Mahoney] Adam Bray / coach is a guy who is a national caliber runner,” Bray said. “So we can use him as an example for the younger guys and younger women on the team as to say, ‘Hey, you can be successful at a place like Temple.’ It takes hard work and dedication, but it’s very possible.” “He’s been to the mountaintop and he’s seen a lot of success,” Bray added. “And he can hopefully spread that experience to them along with me injecting some new energy into
hopefully spread that experience to them along with me injecting some new energy into the program and good things will start happening.
the program and good things will start happening.” The experience seems to already be spreading. “[Mahoney] is an allaround leader,” sophomore Matt Kacyon said. “This is his fifth year, and he’s just given us a lot of tips and tricks for each race. So it’s been a really great help, this being my second year, to kind of have my freshman year to feed off of, plus have [Mahoney] to help me out.” Mahoney has been a part of Temple’s track & field and cross country programs since his freshman year in 2008. His first ever collegiate race was a first place victory at the Monmouth Invitational. Four seasons later, and Mahoney finds his final days of running as an Owl quickly approaching. “It’s crazy,” Mahoney said. “I can’t believe all these years have gone by so fast. I really want to put in a real solid last year, and go out the best I possibly can, to cap off my season as well as my last couple have gone.”
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“There is not a single day that [Kerkhoff] is not wearing that headband,” said freshman midfielder Katie Burgess, also Kerkhoff’s roommate. “I will be walking around campus with friends and everybody knows her as, ‘The girl with the headband.’” Kerkhoff now wears a black Under Armour headband in all of her games. “I think her headband signifies individuality,” junior defender Karly O’Toole said. “It represents something bigger than herself. It represents something tragic, but also something heroic.” “I have never really seen anybody wear a headband at the collegiate level consistently,” coach Matt Gwilliam said. “It’s not a thing a lot of college players do, but it is what makes [Kerkhoff] unique. A lot of players have their own superstitions and the headband is one of the ways to help her prepare mentally.” Avery Maehrer can be reached Gwilliam said Kerkhoff had at email@example.com or on Twitter @AveryMaehrer. her headband on during the entire recruiting process. “I think they just believe that it is a part of me so they let it go,” Kerkhoff said. “I think it gives [Kerkhoff] kind of an edgy look,” O’Toole said. “You don’t really see many girls wearing headbands at the collegiate level and it gives her
an individual and different dynamic. I think her look really brings a lot to our team.” After reading the story of Crowther, Kerkhoff said she knew she wanted to help people. Kerkhoff is majoring in kinesiology and plans to go to graduate school to become a physician’s assistant. “When I read his story I wanted to do something with my life,” Kerkhoff said. “I wanted to help somebody in some way, and I think that is my way of doing that.” Crowther was a volunteer firefighter while growing up in Nyack, N.Y., before moving to Boston. After returning to New York to work at the World Trade Center, he soon realized that he couldn’t work in the profession forever, as he had dreams of becoming a New York City firefighter. In 2006, the New York City Fire Department named Crowther a posthumous honorary firefighter, the first such honor given in the department’s history. By wearing the headband commemorating Crowther, Kerkhoff honors him every day. The last line of her college essay read: “Because of Welles Crowther, I live to be the girl in the bandana.” John Murrow can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @johnmurrow12.
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THE GIRL WITH THE
RED BANDANA Shauni Kerkhoff wears a headband to commemorate a 9/11 hero.
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t 9:12 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, Welles Crowther called his mother from the South Tower of The World Trade Center and said, “Mom, this is Welles. I want you to know that I am OK.” That was the last his family would ever hear from him. Crowther was an equity trader who saved the lives of as many as 18 people on 9/11 before the South Tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m. In Fall 2011, freshman goalkeeper Shauni Kerkhoff read the story of Crowther, since immortalized as “the man in the red bandana,” and said his exploits on the tragic day dedicated Kerkhoff to a life of helping others and created a new meaning for the garment that she has been wearing every day since she first heard his story. “Before, I would wear my bandana but it
didn’t have a meaning to me,” Kerkhoff said. “Crowther gave a meaning to my headband and has truly inspired me in many ways.” Crowther had a red bandana with him from the time he was 6 years old through his lacrosse-playing days at Boston College. He would wear the bandana during games to signify courage. Crowther moved to New York City at the age of 24 and started working as an equity trader for Sandler O’Neill & Partners on the 104th floor of the South Tower. On Sept. 11, Crowther helped a group of people escape safely from the 78th floor to a working elevator on the 61st floor. Instead of riding the elevator down, Crowther went back up to save more people on the 78th floor. At 9:59 a.m., the South Tower collapsed, and Crowther went down as a hero to those he helped survive. Survivors told The New York Times about how they were saved by a mysterious man who carried a red bandana with him. Crowther was quickly identified in the article by his parents and was honored with the nickname, “The man in the red bandana.” Kerkhoff had to write
an essay for her Temple application on someone who inspires her. After hearing of Crowther’s story a few weeks prior, she said the decision for her prompt was easy. “The biggest part of the story for me is that [Crowther] realized that the bandana stood for courage,” Kerkhoff said. “His story inspired me right away.” In the 649-word essay, Kerkhoff explained how she had worn bandanas before she had even heard of the story of Crowther, but he gave purpose to an otherwise trivial practice. “Crowther inspires me to give my bandanas a meaning. He inspires me to do something meaningful with my life,” Kerkhoff said in her application. She titled her college essay “The Girl in the Red Bandana.” Upon arriving at Temple, Kerkhoff had to switch from her normal bandana to a headband during NCAA competition. Rule 4, Article 5: Section 4 of the NCAA Soccer Rulebook states, “Headgear, headbands, and hats (goalkeepers only) are legal providing they are not considered dangerous to any player.”
Big East season begins The Owls host South Florida on Oct. 6 in the team’s homecoming game. JOEY CRANNEY Sports Editor Temple is the underdog in the upcoming Big East Conference opener against South Florida on Oct. 6, but coach Steve Addazio said that won’t change throughout the year and the way the Owls approach each game has to stay the same. “We know we’re going to be in dogfights each week,” Addazio said during the Big East weekly teleconference yesterday, Oct. 1. “We don’t go into games and outmatch anybody, that’s not the case at all. But we feel like we have an opportunity to win in every contest. From what I’ve seen, if Temple plays a little bit better, Temple will be in every game.” Temple (1-2) opens its Big East season against South Florida (2-3, 0-1) on Oct. 6 at noon at Lincoln Financial Field for the team’s homecoming game. The Owls are coming off backto-back losses to Maryland and Penn State while the Bulls are losers of three in a row, despite a strong showing in a 30-17 loss to No. 3 Florida State on Sept. 29. FOOTBALL
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Twins anchor soccer defense Clutch recruit impacts offense Brothers Nolan and Sawyer Hemmer line up together on the soccer pitch. TYLER SABLICH The Temple News
For 17 years, MEN’S SOCCER soccer has helped bind the inseparable kinship of junior defensemen and twin brothers Nolan and Sawyer Hemmer. “We have been playing together since we were 4 years old,” Sawyer Hemmer said. “We have always been on the same team. Our older brother played soccer and we wanted to be like him in every aspect.”
Roughly 14 years after first stepping onto a soccer field together, they faced the difficult decision of where to play soccer beyond their high school days. They drew offers from several Southern schools and almost committed to Xavier before the Musketeers abruptly fired their coach. Regardless of which program they chose to play for, one thing was for certain: They were going together. “Temple presented itself as the best option for both of us together,” Nolan Hemmer said. “We wanted to try something different and go to college somewhere other than where we are from.” Born and raised in the small
city of Demorest, Ga., the pair said attending school in North Philadelphia seemed unthinkable at first. “Temple didn’t become an interest until later in the process,” Sawyer Hemmer said. “[Temple] seemed like a new thing to try. The guys on the team and the group of friends we have made were able to make the transition simple. Being far away from home, they kind of act like our family and I know they would do anything for us.” While playing for Habersham Central High School, the accolades for both Nolan and Sawyer Hemmer began to pile
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Junior offers heritage gift Gabriella Matautia celebrates Hawaiian Night with family. JAKE ADAMS The Temple News Senior night is VOLLEYBALL typically the lone night of a student-athlete’s career when the team pays homage to its elders for their four years of effort, when the night is just as much about saying thank you as it is the final score. At McGonigle Hall on Sept. 28, junior outside hitter Gabriella Matautia, still a year
away from donning the Cherry and White for the last time, got her own unique night, Hawaiian Night. Matautia was able to celebrate her heritage with her father and brother, who added to the theme by bringing Hawaiian leis for the crowd. “I was looking forward to seeing her play because I haven’t had a chance to make it here the past three years,” Martin Matautia, her father, said. “It came out to be what I was envisioning, just to see how she grew up as a volleyball player.” Gabriella Matautia, who hails from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, put on a show on Hawaiian
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Night as Temple hosted heavily favored Atlantic 10 Conference foe Xavier, knocking down 18 kills while recording 12 digs and two aces in the team’s fiveset upset victory. “I’ve been talking to my teammates about how nervous I was,” Gabriella Matautia said. “I didn’t want to let [my family] down.” Gabriella Matautia spent most of her life on the Hawaiian beaches playing volleyball year round. She grew up with the sport partly because Hawaii is a volleyball mecca, but mostly because her parents met
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Freshman Alyssa Delp is second on the team in scoring. COLIN TANSITS The Temple News When Alyssa FIELD HOCKEY Delp committed to Temple last year, she said she never would have expected to be second on the team in goals more than halfway through her freshman season. “I definitely didn’t think I’d be starting coming into this season,” Delp said. “I thought that I’d be a good bench player, to come off the bench and do my job.” The Fleetwood, Pa., native has proven herself wrong. Delp has scored eight goals, including three game winners, while starting in all 12 games. Although Delp said she was just at the right place at the right time for many of these goals, coach Amanda Janney said Delp’s talent outweighs her luck. “[Delp] is flat out fast, and I love her aggressive play,” Janney said. “[Delp] kind of has that scrappy play that she never gives up and she plays hard.” Coming out of Fleetwood High School, the freshman forward was a standout two-sport athlete in soccer and field hockey. Delp said that soccer was her favorite sport, until a bet from a friend led her to change her path. “I started playing field hockey in seventh grade when a
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All-American runner Travis Mahoney placed sixth in his first cross-country race since 2010. SPORTS@TEMPLE-NEWS.COM
friend dared me to play, because I had always been a soccer player,” Delp said. “So she just kind of dared me to play because she wanted a friend to do it with.” Delp continued to play both field hockey and soccer, but in high school, her field hockey career took the front seat. Although she earned AllDivision Honors in Berks County, Pa., at soccer, Delp shined on the field hockey pitch. She earned First Team All-State honors in her junior and senior year, Berks County Player of the Year in her senior year, along with being a three-time AllCounty selection. When mulling over her plans after high school, Delp said she was torn whether to pursue playing soccer or field hockey in college. “I really didn’t know what I wanted to do, because I loved both soccer and field hockey equally,” Delp said. “But I was on both soccer and field hockey clubs and I started getting more emails from college coaches about field hockey.” Delp’s club team, High Styx, were the 2010 NIT Champions, and both the Festival Champions and the Keystone Summer Games Champions for the Blue Mountain Region in 2011. Delp said when she saw the opportunities rising in field hockey, she completely committed herself to it. In recruiting Delp, Janney said the prestige of her club teams attracted the coach to try and bring Delp to North Philadelphia. “The club team that [Delp]
played for, High Styx, is a club that has produced great players in the past,” Janney said. “I love to recruit soccer players, because they just understand the spacing, the passing and the field awareness and you can tell that [Delp] has that.” Delp said choosing Temple wasn’t a difficult choice. “I’ve always been a fan of Temple, so it was really neat to get an email from Temple and [Janney],” Delp said. “I love city life and the hustle and bustle of the city. There’s always so much excitement and things to do.” Another element that Delp said made her decision to come to Temple concrete was the team’s family mentality. She said on her official visit to Temple, the whole team brought her in like she was part of the “TUFH family.” “Knowing that I have a full team of girls that can help me out at all times is really comforting,” Delp said. “[Delp] has been outstanding,” Janney said. “She has a great attitude and she’s really here to work hard, and she’s a very unselfish player who can put her head down and take someone head on when we need her to.” But as Delp joined this young team, with its lone senior, midfielder Katie Briglia, there has been some growing pains. The Owls dropped five of their first seven games this season, before having a four-game winning streak snapped on Sept.
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