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Waiting for trial, starting at tackle A starting defensive tackle facing assault charges remains on the team. JOEY CRANNEY Editor-in-Chief

K David Farber, a professor who teaches Recent American History, assigns students his books. | ABI REIMOLD TTN

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Professors assigning their own books can be useful, but is it worth the cost? the learning experience for students,” said Mary E. Myers, professor of the Science of Sustainable Design and associate professor of the College of Liberal Arts. She is a coauthor of the book “Science of Sustainable Design.” She said that when professors like herself assign textbooks that they’ve written, it isn’t in the interest of making a personal profit. Instead, she said that it is often the most beneficial option for students that a professor can identify in terms of class texts. “Requiring the students to buy an environmental science text, architecture text, landscape architecture text and planning text would be much more expensive than consolidating the relevant information into

SHAYNA KLEINBERG The Temple News With the cost of tuition already increased as of this semester, purchasing books for class is just adding insult to injury in the opinion of many students. After satisfying each class material list, many students complain of empty wallets. On occasion, professors will assign their own published textbook to students for the claimed purpose of linking the reading materials with lectures and in-class discussions. “The information is linked closely with lectures with reason that the pairing of lectures and the book should reinforce

a single text,” Myers said. “Students would have to buy several texts to cover the ecology, planning, architecture and landscape architecture, environmental ethics [and everything else] that are covered in this anthology.” An issue that is a cause of complaint amongst students is that some required textbooks are sold at high costs, occasionally exceeding $100. Leah Ference, a senior journalism major, said it’s bothersome to purchase textbooks assigned by professors, especially if the text is ancillary and doesn’t pertain to the main teachings of the class. “I had a professor freshman year for my


Off-campus Developers build for students Blocks west of leases a campus are subject to increase in concern construction. While students pay, not all landlords live up to their deals. This article is by Logan Beck, Gabie Bauman & Brian Tom. Victoria Watson and her roommate had found just what they wanted sitting on the corner of 16th and Norris streets. The first floor apartment, which prompted Watson to ask about the security of the home, was close to campus, in the heart of an area populated by students


KATE KELLY The Temple News The demand for student housing by Temple students has caused a spur of development and new construction that is not limited to on-campus housing. Blocks that previously did not feature student housing are popping with new constructions marketed at those who find oncampus living restricting or expensive. In response to feedback from students and community members, Temple recently increased the on-campus student housing options by building the massive Morgan Hall.

Estimates for the population of students living off-campus has hovered around 7,000 in the past decade, according to university estimates. But growth offers potential prof-

its for developers marketing to students who increasingly seek to break Temple’s commuter school mold by choosing to live


amal Johnson was determined to make a play. Late in the fourth quarter of the football team’s game against Houston on Saturday, Sept. 7, Johnson ripped his arm free from a Cougars offensive lineman, wrapped up Houston sophomore running back Ryan Jackson and threw him to the ground. JOHNSON PAGE 3 It was the only tackle of the game for Johnson, a senior who maintained a relatively low profile throughout training camp despite earning a role as one of the team’s starting defensive linemen. However, Johnson’s place on the team hasn’t always been so secure and could be put into jeopardy in the upcoming month. As a part of an ongoing criminal investigation that began last October, Johnson is awaiting trial on charges of agKamal Johnson. | Courtesy gravated assault, unlawful reTEMPLE ATHLETICS

Philly art contest asks users to Instagram Visit Philly and With Art Philly team up for Instagram. CHELSEA FINN The Temple News Visit Philly is teaming up with the campaign With Art Philadelphia for a contest that calls for some creativity. The organization is utilizing social media by encouraging Instagram and Twitter users to take photos of Philadelphia art

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Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie closed the band’s set with “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.” |ANDREW THAYER TTN

As the rowing team prepares for the upcoming season, coach Rebecca Grzybowski has many reasons to be excited. But one specific reason may help the second-year coach take her team to the next level. Temple added four new

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and apply the hashtag “#PhillyArtContest.” Caroline Bean, the director of social media at Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, helped make the new photo contest come alive. “I know that some of our artistic organizations in Philadelphia have a big social media presence. Museums can stay in touch with members through Facebook. Social media allows art to speak to the media and can get new people to come through.


With house plans on hold, rowers get new equipment University invests in new equipment ahead of fall season.

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straint, false imprisonment and recklessly endangering another person. Legal experts said Johnson could serve jail time if he is convicted on some or all of the charges. His trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 8. While his status as a student is in good standing, Johnson’s case raises questions about whether a student-athlete should be afforded the privilege of playing a sport while awaiting trial on criminal charges. A number of football players have been charged with assault and suspended from the university during the past two years, but Johnson is the only one who is back on the team.

boats to its fleet: an eight-person boat, a four-person boat and a pair of two-person boats. The two bigger boats were made by Hudson Boatworks. The smaller boats were manufactured by Wintec, an official boat supplier of U.S. rowing. Wintec has been endorsed by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who competed in the coxless pair rowing event in the 2008 Olympics. They were also portrayed as prominent characters in the 2010 film “The



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MAN EXPOSES HIMSELF TO COPS A 29-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested in the Montgomery Street Parking Garage for exposing himself to police officers on Tuesday night. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013

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“Cherry On,” introduced by student body president. MARCUS MCCARTHY The Temple News

MARCUS MCCARTHY The Temple News Fans flock to Veterans Stadium to see the Phillies play a night of baseball. In the crowd, a young girl is crying. It’s not that the home team is losing, but that there were people outside the ballpark who were homeless. It didn’t seem right to her. Many years have passed since then, but Mary Archer is still passionate on this issue. Among her peers in Temple Student Government, Archer, the chief of staff, said her hopes are to make a difference by doing what she can to help. “Homelessness has always troubled me,” she said. “I’m always for advocating and positive change.” Serving in TSG is, like most extracurricular activities, a choice for the members. For Archer and the other leaders of TSG, personal backgrounds in politics and public advocacy have led them to their new roles of service among Temple’s student body. Darin Bartholomew, the student body president, said he gets enjoyment from interacting with the people he serves. This is his first year as the student body president, having previously served in Temple University College Republicans, where he was the chairman. “I miss campaign trips and knocking on doors,” Bartholomew said. “It’s always interesting to meet new people.” Bartholomew had been a member of TUCR since his freshman year and helped the promotion of Republican candidates, including his favorite, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey. Past experiences like Bartholomew’s have also helped Archer and Ray Smeriglio, director of communications for TSG. Both Archer and Smeriglio said they were active, high ranking members of their student governments in high school. Archer used her organiza-


The Montgomery Street Parking Garage was built by the univeristy on the corner of 11th and Montgomery streets to encourage studends to park their cars on Main Campus instead of on community streets. |JOHN MORITZ TTN

New parking lowers rates Officials say they want to encourage students to park on campus, not streets. SEAN CARLIN The Temple News


ue to the opening of a four-story parking garage on the east side of Main Campus, administrators have lowered semester-long parking rates in an effort to keep students from parking in the surrounding neighborhoods. Parking rates were reduced at the start of the semester for commuter students from $360

per semester to $240 a semester. The decrease was a result of an effort to both reduce costs for students and keep students from parking in the surrounding community blocks, Rich Rumer, associate vice president for business services, said. “We realize that by the time you pay for tuition, you pay for books, you have a lot of cost to go to school,” Rumer said. “We wanted to do what we could to reduce that and at the same time be good neighbors.” Along with the reduction in parking rates per semester, the university also introduced its part-time parking program – altered from the former debit card parking program – which allows

students to park in the Montgomery or Liacouras garages for $7 per day. It was raised from the $5.40 daily parking fee in the debit card parking program, but the university eliminated the $70 fee for a car hangtag that was required for the debit card parking. For those not in the parttime parking program, a $3 hourly rate is in place for students needing to come to campus for short periods of time. The university has been marketing the “convenience and affordability” of parking in secure locations on Main Campus since the semester started. Because of the opening of the Montgomery Garage at

11th Street and Montgomery Avenue, which will add more than 1,100 parking spaces, the university closed three parking lots on Main Campus. Rumer said those lots may be used for development through the Visualize Temple master plan. “With the opening of a brand new garage, giving us more parking spaces than we had before, we weren’t utilizing all of our surface lots, so we wanted to consolidate,” Rumer said. “Those primary surface lots will probably end up being used by the Visualize Temple project.” The garage was under construction for 15 months and


New freshman class leads in GPA, SATs 4,400 freshmen are the largest class in five years at Temple. JOHN MORITZ News Editor Temple’s largest class of incoming freshman in five years is on pace to outscore previous classes in academic and standardized testing scores, according to preliminary statistics published by the university. The Class of 2017 is expected to include close to 4,400

incoming freshman, who are joined by 2,700 transfer students this fall. Hillel Hoffman, the assistant director for university marketing, news and media, said that the official statistics on the university’s newest class won’t be published until the university processes changes caused by the add/drop period. Estimates released by the university show that the average freshman SAT score for the Class of 2017 is 1129 on a 1600 point scale, an increase of 20 points from the previous year. In addition, the average fresh-

man GPA is estimates 3.44. More than 41,000 people visited Temple last year, a 3 percent increase from the previous year’s high. Since 2006, the university has had campus visits increase by half. Last fall, the university debuted it’s ‘Temple Made’ campaign, the main focus of which is paid advertisements throughout the city and as far away as Chicago. Among new students, 37 percent identified as non-white, including a 7 percent increase in those who identified as AfricanAmerican and an 18 percent increase in those who identified

as Latino. In the freshman class, 79 percent are from Pennsylvania and 13 percent come from other states in the U.S. Three hundred and fifty are international students. Local students are also on the rise, with a 4 percent increase in Philadelphia residents to 890 this fall. In the summer, the Board of Trustees voted to raise instate tuition by $400 and $600 for out-of-state students. John Moritz can be reached at or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU.

“Keep Calm and Cherry On.” Various plays on this theme can be found on shirts, posters, emails, texts, tweets and even in a weekly event. Temple’s new rallying call has reached far beyond campus, yet the idea all started at a small meeting. At the beginning of the summer, TSG members met and got to know Karen Clarke, who had recently arrived as Temple’s vice president for strategic marketing and communications. While there, Clarke suggested making a phrase for the University’s community much like what existed at the University of Houston, where she had previously worked with an event called “Cougar Red Fridays,” named after the Houston mascot. “We turned the campus into a sea of red on Fridays and it was noticed around town,” Clarke said. Members of TSG took that idea to Temple Creative Services where the slogan was created. The idea was a play on the recently resurfaced British World War II poster that reads “Keep Calm and Carry On.” “We played with it,” Ray Smeriglio, TSG Director of Communications, said. “It’s a basic concept that can be applied many ways.” The term can also be used to encourage students to wear their cherry-colored clothing or to stay strong when facing hard challenges. The versatility of “Cherry On” makes it simple for grassroots growth from the community both by word of mouth and social media. “It just works so perfectly,” Darin Bartholomew, the student body president, said. The goal was to make a term which all of the Temple community could identify with. “Anywhere you are in the country it can be used like a secret handshake,” Vaughn Shinkus, Temple’s co-director of strategic marketing and com-


Foreign students new to Philly crime Two students from far corners of the globe offer perspective. EDWARD BARRENECHEA The Temple News

A Philadelphia CeaseFire member photographed by Nidaa Husain, an former international student from South Africa, for her work shooting Philly’s gun epidemic. | COURTESY NIDAA HUSAIN

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When XiuZhuo Wang, a 20-year-old sophomore film student, decided to take the plunge of leaving his native China to travel to America for school last year, he soon found himself facing challenges beyond the classroom. Wang, along with other international students at Temple, has had to adapt not only to the culture of a foreign country, but


with the day-to-day reality of living in one of America’s more dangerous cities. “When I first arrived at Temple, my Chinese friends told me that crime happens a lot in North Philly,” Wang said. “I was so worried and thought it would be better if I walked with someone to the dorm at night.” Students at Temple are familiar with the stigma Philadelphia carries as being one of the most violent cities in the U.S. While murder rates across the country and in Philadelphia have decreased in recent years, in 2012 there were just fewer than 18,000 violent crimes and more than 300 murders, according to the FBI. According to 2011 FBI statistics, the U.S. had a total

of 12,664 murders, with 49 percent involving handguns. Unlike the west, the Chinese government does not allow private citizens to own or carry firearms, with the exception of licensed hunters. “I believe some areas are difficult for police to manage, due to lack of money or other factors,” Wang said. “In China, the security administration have it easier because of the gun laws, so violent crimes don’t happen as often.” While one student experienced the violence that surrounds the city, another student documented the ordeal through photojournalism. Nidaa Husain, 25, a photographer from Johannesburg,




South African photographer Tenants sue landlord captures off-campus gun violence like them When they signed the lease, STUDENTS PAGE 2 the broker said that the property began a project to document the phy, Husain said she wants to of gun violence in Philadelphia. had not had any problems with violence that plagues the city give her audience an enlightBack in Johannesburg, it in the past. It featured double through photography. ened look into what Philadel- where the country-wide murder doors that both locked, so WatAs part of a fellowship pro- phia police may take for granted rate was 30.9 per 100,000 in son and her roommate assumed gram granted by Temple and – a story behind the yellow tape. 2011, the comparison between it would be safe. Then, they began experiMarket Photo Workshop in her “What became clear to me the two cities far exceeds her encing issues with the apartnative South Africa, Husain be- was the overriding theme of the expectations. ment. The day she moved in, gan a campaign to bring aware- images of gun violence,” she “I feel it is easier to find Watson asked again about the ness of gun violence through her said. “This seems to reduce vic- similarities,” Husain said. security and found out that there pictures. tims, or survivors, to a number “Young people are getting guidhad been a reported break-in the “I felt I wanted to tell per- which quickly becomes part of a ance from the streets, and there previous year. sonal stories of at least some of statistic, which I believe enables is fear and grief caused by vioThe first week, Watson’s the many people who have been us to further dissociate from this lence, which I believe forms roommate was sleeping when affected by gun violence,” Hu- reality of our human experi- part of our collective consciousthere was annother break-in. sain said. “Either as a survivor ence.” ness, possibly further fueling With students continuing to of direct attack, or as a family Husain wanted to bring the epidemic.” flock into apartments and rowmember who has and probably awareness of the hidden layers Edward Barrenechea is a crime houses on the streets west of is still experiencing the deep of crime, such as the emotionbeat reporter for The Temple News. campus, developers and realtors pain of losing someone in such al baggage that death deals to He can be reached at are swooping in as well, fixing a violent, abrupt manner.” loved ones, especially dealing or on Twitter up older homes, building new Through what began as an with children when someone at @EddieB_TU. ones and growing a community opportunity to network and im- dies, and the awareness of prothat on the outside seems to be prove her boldness in photogra- moting a stance to stop the cycle increasingly catered to a younger population every year. However, some students have found that the homes that they signed leases for expecting a comfortable lifestyle are marred by shoddy or uncompleted construction, as well as landlords who seem to care little about their problems. In the case of Watson and her roommate, Watson said her landlord repeatedly tried to cover up problems associated with the house. “The door was just open, and you would need a key, so she didn’t really know how this happened,” Watson said. “[The landlord] told my dad it was probably the trash man, and told us that it was probably the locksmith, so it was two lies.” Within a week of the first incident, Watson said there was another incident with an attempted break-in. Watson believed the landlord breached her lease because he failed to provide a safe environment, as stated in the agreement. The corner of 16th Street and Montgomery Avenue. A row of new student housing on this “I’ve signed multiple leases block is one of several around campus. | HUA ZONG TTN for my four years here, and they are very standard,” Watson said. “This lease was almost more, I wouldn’t say more manipulative, but the wording of it was strange, like he was trying to cover [his own assets.] It was not the typical lease, it was ab-

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on or around Main Campus. This year’s freshman cohort of 4,400 was the largest in five years at the university, and was joined by an additional 2,700 transfer students. While many students may opt for life in the sleek, shiny tower with conveniently-located food and shopping options on the ground floor, many others choose to find apartments or houses in the neighborhood, often living with friends. Blaise Sargent-Boone, a senior international business major, said finances were a major reason students opt to live offcampus. “I feel like the big challenge is money because I understand Morgan Hall is a new place but I’m sure it’s really, really expensive,” Sargent-Boone said. “When it comes down to it, they can live [in their off-campus apartment] all year round, instead of having to get kicked out during holidays. That’s just a big issue.” Sargent-Boone previously lived on Willington Street, just one of the areas that has seen many new construction projects this year. The 1600 block of Willington Street is one of several blocks around Temple that saw a spur of development during the past year. Several garages and decrepit buildings were razed and replaced with new buildings, each with multiple apartment units. The developer of these spaces, Temple Villas, could not be reached at press time. In addition to Willington Street, the 1800 block of North 16th Street, a hotspot of off-campus living, saw the construction of several new homes

during this summer. Areas of increasing new construction were also seen along Diamond Street west of campus. Star Bocasan Little, a marketing manager at Templetown Realty, one of the largest real estate developers in North Philadelphia, said the new construction in previously underdeveloped areas is largely the result of student’s creating their own off-campus communities. “It’s so different every year,” Bocasan Little said. “One year Diamond Street is the new hotspot and the next year south end of campus is more popular. It changes depending on the students and where their friends are living and what’s going on. For example, the 1800 block of North 16th Street used to be Frat Row. It made 17th street and 16th Street really popular because so many students were familiar with it because of that.” While properties farther west of Broad Street have less appeal factor for students, Bocasan Little said the outgrowth of student housing will raise the value of the streets beyond 17th Street. “I remember when the Edge wasn’t there and when the Edge was there, it made [the south] side of campus more vibrant and there was more stuff on this side,” Bocasan Little said. “Cecil B. [Moore Avenue] became more of a commercial area. When they build these really big anchors, it attracts things to there.” Students living in the new constructions on Willington Street cite the proximity of other students as a draw factor. “I noticed a lot of new construction, which is obvi-

ously student apartments and I thought it would be good [to live here],” said James Runzer, a sophomore geographic and urban studies major who lives on Willington Street. “There are definitely a good amount of students here. There’s still a few older houses left but it’s a lot of students now.” Jimmy Thompson, who has lived on the 1600 block of Willington Street for 15 years, said approximately five of the houses on the block are still inhabited by long-term, local residents. “All the neighborhoods are changing,” Thompson said. “The rest of the us left, we’re still here. [Students] are all around me. I go this way, they’re on the corner. They’re all over the place.” Thompson, whose home faces the new constructions, says that side of the street used to be garages. During his residency on Willington Street, he has seen major changes to the area. “Nothing stays the same anymore, just like Broad [Street] and Cecil B. [Avenue] that tower they built,” Thompson said. “I thought I was in Chicago when I looked at [Morgan Hall]. I didn’t know Temple had skyscrapers in their mind.” Though significant, Thompson says the changes are not unexpected. “I knew it was coming,” Thompson said. “I knew it had to come. Nothing stays the same. Time moves on. Time waits for no man.” Kate Kelly is the community beat writer at The Temple News. She can be reached at


surd.” J. Brian Seidel, a professor who teaches freshman seminar, is a landlord for off-campus apartments at West Chester University and suggested that students take a thorough look at the lease agreement and question any damages and conditions of the apartment before signing. “Unfortunately, there are landlords everywhere who can be dishonest either about number of bedrooms, bathrooms or the condition of the house,” Seidel said. “That is why seeing the property prior to signing a lease is extremely important.” Additionally, Seidel encourages students to inspect appliances such as refrigerators, washer and dryers and others to ensure they are not charged for damages prior to their move-in. According to the Pennsylvania Statutes’ Trade and Commerce Chapter, the Plain Language Consumer Contract Act requires all contracts and leases to be easily read and understood. Oftentimes landlords write their own leases. Because of this, tenants and landlords run into issues even though the landlord ultimately holds responsibility for the lease agreement. “[Landlords] should be using the Plain Language lease that is written up by the board of realtors,” said Housing and Small Claims Dispute Director Joseph McDermott. “Landlords can write up their own leases as many times as they want...if the contract is not clear’s usually held against the person that wrote the document.” The problems between students and their landlords extend beyond the classic rowhouses and apartments. At the Edge, which Temple ended its contract with this spring, students have expressed concerns with the quality of the apartments in the seven-year-old building. “Our couch is broken and they have yet to fix it, even though it’s been exactly a month since I told them,” said one student living at the Edge who asked not to be named. “The gym amenity is an absolute scam since it has treadmills that randomly turn off, an incomplete dumbbell set, and another


broken machine that’s not even assembled.” “They have not failed to comply with the agreement, they are just incredibly slow at upholding their end of the bargain,” the student said. A representative of the Edge, who also asked to remain anonymous, said there were no problems: “Everyone is pretty much pretty happy.” In June 2011, Watchmen Property Management, which offers housing to students in the Temple area, was sued by former tenant Melinda Mendes. According to the plaintiffs, the landlord had refused to call an exterminator for mice within the apartment, and lied about the method of mold removal used. The roommate of the plaintiff was allegedly suffering from mold related illness at the time the case was filed. “I find your ‘habitation letter’ a complete joke,” Mendes said in a letter to Watchmen Property Management included in the case docket. “You have done nothing but outline the many ways you planned and eventually carried out your ‘corner cutting’ plan to fraudulently cover up the fact that the above stated residence is still not a safe and livable house.” McDermott, a mediator for lease disputes at the Philadelphia Municipal Court, said most of the cases that make it to the Civil Division usually deal with complete or incomplete repairs. “Most of the people who come down here are good people, they aren’t trying to take advantage…but they don’t go and research what is required of them, like if they have a license to rent, or if they know what the laws are, or what responsibilities they have,” McDermott said. “It’s like a chicken or the egg scenario: if you don’t pay the rent, then the landlord can’t keep the property up to minimum standards. If the landlord keeps up the minimum standards, you should be paying the rent,” McDermott said. Logan Beck, Gabie Bauman and Brian Tom can be reached at

Football player faces trial Court records show that Johnson is the only participating student-athlete at Temple who has a felony charge filed against him in Philadelphia. At a press conference last Tuesday, Sept. 3, coach Matt Rhule told the Temple News he was unaware of Johnson’s upcoming legal proceedings. When asked why Johnson is still on the team, Rhule said: “Anything legal you’d probably have to talk to the legal department here. If anybody’s on the team, they’ve been cleared by people here at school.” Rhule declined to comment further in an interview last Friday, Sept. 6. Johnson was charged in connection to an incident first reported to Philadelphia police on Oct. 4, 2012. A 21-year-old female Temple student told police that her boyfriend forced himself into her apartment, assaulted her and locked her inside a bedroom for more than three hours, refusing to let her leave. The student reported the incident to the police a week later and showed signs of scratches, bruising and a contusion on her head, a spokeswoman with the police department said. The student told police her boyfriend had been abusive to her during the couple’s three-year relationship. Johnson turned himself in on Oct. 5, 2012, according to the police department. He was initially charged with kidnapping to inflict injury/terror, but that charge was later dismissed


due to a lack of evidence. When charges were first filed against Johnson last year, the university released a statement indicating that he was suspended from the football team “until [the] situation is resolved.” He didn’t play for the remainder of the 2012 season. Since then, the situation has changed. Rhule was introduced as the new football coach in December 2012 and Johnson’s kidnapping charge – the most serious against him – was dropped. Johnson was reinstated on the football team in time for spring ball and won the position of starting defensive tackle during the summer. Though his place on the football team had been in flux, Johnson’s status as a student has remained unchanged. He was cleared through a Temple student conduct hearing in a process separate from his criminal proceedings. Stephanie Ives, the dean of students, said suspensions are typically handed out if there is some threat to student safety. She said Temple relies on its own code – separate from legal code – to make a ruling in conduct hearings. However, one of the code violations is a violation of state or local laws. “It doesn’t matter to the university what a criminal charge is,” Ives said, though she refused to comment on specific cases, per Temple policy. “After the information is given, the university would look at its own code and say, ‘What are the possible code violations because of

this action by a student?’” Johnson refused to comment through athletic communications. A phone number for his attorney listed on his docket sheet was out of service. Interview requests with football players through athletic communications were denied and multiple players refused to speak on the issue under the condition of anonymity. Johnson’s case is only one of a series that have come out recently with assault charges against Temple football players – both active and inactive. In May 2012, former linebacker Praise Martin-Oguike was arrested and charged with rape and sexual assault. He was suspended from both the football team and the university due to the charges and has not been reinstated. Like Johnson, Martin-Oguike’s trial is scheduled for next month. Wyatt Benson, the former starting senior fullback, was suspended from the football team at the end of August pending assault charges in connection to an incident that occurred in April. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 27. When asked why Benson was kicked off the team, but Johnson remains a starting tackle, Rhule refused to comment. Joey Cranney can be reached at Follow on Twitter @joey_cranney. Sean Carlin, Evan Cross and Avery Maehrer contributed reporting.




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Closed hearings, open issues Should a student-athlete charge is.” However, Ives, per charged with a felony still be Temple policy, refused to disallowed to attend class and play cuss any specific cases. on a sports team? It’s a question It’s wrong for the univerwe posed to sity to make prin u m e r o u s Student conduct hearings vate such releTemple of- should be open to the public, vant information ficials last like U.S. courts. to the Temple week, incommunity. Stucluding the Dean of Students, dents and faculty have a right the head football coach and an to know why a student charged associate athletic director. with a felony that could be punKamal Johnson, a senior ishable by up to 10 years in jail defensive tackle on the football is still allowed to walk around team, is awaiting trial in Octo- Main Campus. ber on charges of aggravated The student conduct hearassault, unlawful restraint, false ing system should be set up like imprisonment and recklessly the courts, where information endangering another person. He on criminal proceedings is a could serve jail time if convict- matter of open record. ed on some or all of the charges. There should be an online However, his status as a database, similar to the Cherry student is unchanged. & White pages, where memWhen asked why, Temple bers of the community are able officials balked at the question to search the name of a student and referred us to Johnson’s and find out if he/she is charged student conduct hearing, a se- with a crime or in possible viocretive proceeding that deals lation of the Student Conduct with violations of the Student Code. Reporters, students, facConduct Code. ulty and other members of the This process, officials Temple community should be made it clear, is separate from able to attend student conduct any legal battle that a student hearings. may face in court. A student’s We understand the unistanding at the university relies versity’s vested interest in setsolely on the verdict of his/her ting up its own judicial process student conduct hearing. separate from the courts, but Dean of Students Stepha- it’s wrong for Temple to connie Ives took it one step further, duct those proceedings behind telling us: “It doesn’t matter to closed doors. the university what a criminal

Making texts more affordable A student taking a full However, some students course load is likely to be as- say books authored by their signed required professors didn’t reading penned Professors assigning their complement the by a familiar class or follow own texts should consider along with the face – his or her cheaper alternatives. professor. subject matter, Textbooks causing one to written by professors range wonder about the actual motive from inexpensive non-fiction behind the required reading. texts to pricey reference books. Students have a right to For example, “Rise and Fall of know how much profit profesModern American Conserva- sors are seeing from these additism” by David Farber, assigned tional textbook sales, which are for his Recent American History often assigned to lecture coursclass, sells for as little as $9.20 es with hundreds of students in at Temple’s bookstore, while a each section. new copy of the required packIf a professor has access to age “World Affairs,” by John a book, he or she should considMasker which is assigned to his er making it available online to class of the same name, sells for the class or offering a wholesale $47.95. price. Professors would have an Despite potentially burning opportunity to keep the scholholes in students’ pockets, there arly benefits of assigning their are no doubt benefits to match- own work while giving students ing the name on one’s book to a break. the name on one’s roster. These While coordinating a class texts often follow lectures more with self-authored required closely and consolidate infor- reading may have its benefits, mation from multiple textbooks professors should seriously con– potentially saving students sider if the text is the best fit for money and the hassle of buy- his or her class before requiring ing multiple books for a single students to purchase it. course.

CORRECTIONS The Temple News strives to be a newspaper of record by printing factually correct and balanced articles. Accuracy is our business, so when a mistake is made, we’ll correct it as soon as possible. Anyone with inquiries about content in this newspaper can contact Editor-in-Chief Joey Cranney at or 215.204.6737.



Sept. 11, 2001: Terrorism shocks the world. Sept. 11, 2013 marks 12 years since the attacks that changed our nation, and the world, forever. Around Main Campus, students and faculty alike gathered in Mitten Hall to mourn together.

How ‘Temple Made’ is Chicago? Owl football is putting up national billboards this season.


emple does not specialize in cola, running sneakers or wholesale Angus steaks. It sells students the promise of a goodto-great education, which is absolutely not something one should be buying at the recommendation of a billboard hovering over a freeJerry Iannelli way. T h i s football season, the Temple Made campaign has gone national. During Temple’s first away game against Notre Dame, a gigantic owl’s yellow eyes peered over Chicago from a billboard like a feathered T.J. Eckleburg, announcing that Temple’s “Owls have landed.” According to the Inquirer, the university’s PR wing will be plastering their spirit animal’s feathered face on billboards across the country during the course of the next semester, prompting prospective freshmen and curious adults alike to track Temple down online while stuck in traffic on interstate highways. Passersby will be treated to slogans like the aforementioned, “The Owls have landed,” as well as catchy phrases like, “Owls on the prowl,” and “Owls: ready for anything.” President Theobald recently told the Inquirer that “boost-

ing the profile of athletics is key” in drumming up university support, an idea that not only seems incongruous with the university’s founding principles of affordable local education, but begs an interesting question: Can a marketing campaign truly transform the face of a university? A college education is not an impulse buy at a supermarket. Prospective students don’t choose between Temple and Drexel like they choose between Pepsi and Coke before rushing home to catch the start of “Duck Dynasty.” Flooding national TV channels and interstate highways with advertising works for a company like Taco Bell because there isn’t much thought that goes into a $3 purchase of D-grade “ground beef” wrapped in an oversized Dorito. In contrast, a college education is often one of the most expensive things a human being pays for in his or her lifetime. The process involves widespread planning over the course of an entire high school career, parental approval and the commitment of anywhere from a few thousand dollars to about $200,000, sometimes even more. Americans aren’t going to be any more willing to sign up for three decades of student loan debt just because they saw Temple’s name jammed into their city’s skyline next to an ad for Hank’s Used Hyundai Emporium. That’s just not how the process works. “I’d never heard of Temple before my guidance counselor told me to apply here,” Kyle Knouse, a junior chemistry major from the Harrisburg, Pa. area, said. “Even if I’d known

about the school, I don’t think any commercial would have made me more excited to go here.” The product Temple is selling hasn’t changed. It’s still only U.S. News and World Report’s 125th-best university, and it plummeted to No. 418 under Forbes Magazine’s 2013 ranking system. Temple’s class of 2017 may have set some modest new admission records, but according to Time Magazine, application numbers, enrollment and average SAT scores have been on the rise across the nation over the last decade, thanks in part to the online application process and better high school advising. It’s just the packaging that’s different, and when people are doing years of research into a product before they buy it, the packaging surely isn’t going to matter. No program at Temple embodies this concept more than the football team. In the words of advertising pioneer David Ogilvy, “Nothing kills a bad product faster than good advertising.” In 2012, Temple football rejoined the Big East, the major football conference that it had been kicked out of for being unequivocally horrible in 2004, only to watch some of the conference’s biggest powers, namely Rutgers and Louisville, walk right out the door for greener pastures and better television coverage. Temple now sits in a conference only marginally stronger than the one it left, with the added bonus of being shafted by the very schools it thought it was worthy of playing. Temple’s only major bowl game was the inaugural Sugar Bowl, which occurred in 1935 when

doctors were still prescribing cigarettes to their patients. The Owls lost. The Temple Made campaign can’t change the 28-6 trouncing our football players received at the hands of Notre Dame during the first football game of the season, one of only two currently scheduled games against ranked opponents. Nor can it advertise away multiple charges of assault against players in the past two years. Expensive yet vapid marketing campaigns simply don’t put fans in seats. Just ask the Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Pirates, Columbus Blue Jackets or even Philly’s own 76ers, all teams historically plagued by poor in-game performance, poor attendance, television blackouts and team relocation rumors. To this day, Phillies fans still only show up if the team’s on a hot streak. Advertising a terrible team just makes it suck even louder, and in Technicolor. This isn’t to say that Owl football is currently abysmal. All things considered, this is most likely one of the best times in history to be a Temple football fan. But there just doesn’t seem to be a real reason to spend anywhere from $100,000 to $150,000 a year on advertising when the money could be put towards making Temple more affordable for people that really need the money, or at least improving our on-field athletic performance. The Owls may have landed, but they’re certainly still stuck at the gate. Jerry Iannelli can be reached at or on Twitter @ jerryiannelli.




In football opener, Who can afford to save North Philly? Diamond Gems shine Can Temple fight The Diamond Gems deserve the same respect that any other athletes receive.


emple’s football home opener was Sept. 7, but many spectators were watching more than just the game. Despite the hoopla on the field, viewers probably found their eyes drawn to the dancers on the sidelines. The Diamond Gems, the dancebased wing of Temple’s Spirit Squad, are hard to miss with their glittery Grace Holleran getups and eye-catching hair flips. The 20-member team is renowned throughout the region for the talent and the energy they bring to the field and court. Each year, they compete in the Universal Dance Association’s National Competition, having placed in the Top 5 in 2010 and 2011. And bringing those dance routines to audiences takes more hard work than it seems. “A day in the life of a Gem is super busy,” said former Gem and current senior Megan Fry. The sports and recreation management major said that during a typical week, Gems rehearse four times, sometimes in the early mornings, and have three workout sessions, in addition to making several appearances with Temple Athletics each week. “Mix that in with classes and social life, and there’s no time for sleeping,” Fry said. “We don’t get priority registration or anything like that,” said former member Sarah Stoner, a Temple alumna with a degree in insurance and risk management. “So we had to arrange around our schedule.” As if this wasn’t enough, the Gems are also responsible for raising almost all of their funds. “I don’t believe we get enough credit,” Fry said.

It comes down to something much simpler. With outfits that feature crop tops and short skirts, it’s hard for most people to ignore the sexual appeal of the Gems. “I think they are extremely talented,” said former Temple student Cory Gilvary. “However, [because of] their outfits, hair and makeup, I think make people take them less seriously. They should be considered athletes and I don’t think they are right now.” Not every student approaches this subject as respectfully as Gilvary did. “We hear negative things about us almost daily,” Fry said. “People have a preconceived notion that we ‘sleep around’ and are ‘sluts,’ for lack of a better word.” After each game, Twitter explodes with comments about the Gems, some kinder than others. It didn’t take long to find some examples, such as when user @MACK_aroni tweeted that “only 10 percent of the Diamond Gems look good in person” on July 7. It seems counterproductive for Temple to bash the very people who help to keep our spirits up during tough games and winning streaks alike. Some students are fine with the Gems’ clothing, though. In fact, some think it’s necessary to draw attention. “I think it’s important that they look good because it holds the attention of the fickle audience for longer,” Doug Friese, senior marketing major, said. “This is an unfair fact of life and something that you can definitely channel to help represent your university in a more positive light.” For whatever reason, how women present themselves seems to be a pressing concern in today’s society. And multiple arguments can be made. While it understandably frustrates some people that the Gems “need” to show skin in order to capture the audience’s focus, it’s also important to remember that how a woman dresses has nothing to do with her intelligence or sense

“If you enjoy

the way the Gems dress now, let them know. If not, stop lashing out on Twitter.

crime in North Philadelphia alone?


ampus safety is a main concern amongst Temple students. We should thank our lucky stars that Temple Police and local government feel the same way. A c cording to an Aug. 27 Philadelphia Inquirer article, Barack Obama has Thomas Mickens warned 15 Jr. big city mayors, including Philadelphia’s own Michael Nutter, that there isn’t enough federal money to fund more crime fighting. As such, Mayor Nutter is instead calling for “corporate and philanthropic communities” to help end Philadelphia’s crime problem. In terms of private crime fighting entities within Philadelphia, Temple certainly sits atop this list, as the university commands a comparatively massive police force that was the fourth-largest in Pennsylvania back in 1989. According to the Department of Justice, the TUPD controlled the second-largest force of sworn university officers in the country during the 2004-2005 school year, commanding 119 full-fledged cops, second only to Howard University’s 166. The number has since grown to more than 130. As a sophomore, I’ve grown accustomed to the TU Alert emails, but it really hit me when I got one on Aug. 19, just of self-worth. Also, the Gems don’t pick out their own costumes. “The university approves the outfits, not us,” said a former Gem, who wished to remain anonymous. “I don’t always want to wear a tank top after eating a slice of pizza, but that’s not up to me.” Why would the university

a day after I arrived on campus. What a nice, warm North Philadelphia welcome. Seriously, you shouldn’t have. Perhaps it’s these same email alerts that remind me of shootings, robberies, muggings and other acts of crime over the last year or so that have numbed my feelings on the matter, but it still worries me nonetheless. Crime isn’t stopping anytime soon, so safety must still be taken seriously in North Philadelphia. Here’s the good news: Mayor Nutter, the TUPD and campus safety are on it.

TUPD’s assigned primary jurisdiction areas, such as the intersection of 16th and Diamond streets. The TUPD envelopes the second layer, which is used as a barrier to protect the people inside Main Campus. Formerly unbeknownst to me, the TUPD has its own Police Academy at the Ambler Campus. The Temple University Police Academy’s Acting Director Robert Deegan characterizes the training as rigorous and physically demanding. Temple’s finest must be equipped with a

but as long as students are getting TU Alerts in my email, there’s still work to be done. So where does the mayor’s new plan fit into on campus safety’s blueprint? Leone doesn’t know yet. “There’s already some initiative involved, it’s not really formalized with the mayor’s initiative, but it will probably one day go hand in hand,” Leone said. If the two parties are to continue to coordinate efforts, what is in store for the future for safety on Temple’s campus? Is expansion out of the question? More bikes on the ground, more guards in the buildings, more Philly cops patrolling North Philadelphia neighborhoods on those congested Friday nights. Is this what mayoral pressure will do for Temple? More boots on the ground doesn’t sound like such a bad idea, but it could put a damper on the party culture at Temple. Students are already getting cited for underage drink-

LAUREN WEST TTN According to Charlie Leone, deputy director of Campus Safety Services, there has been a drastic improvement in campus safety in the past three years. “Year to date, we’re at a 22 percent decrease in crime compared to last year,” Leone said. Much of the recent success has to do with Temple Campus Safety Services’ Safety Action Plan, a layered system of protection that’s designed to decrease violence around Temple’s campus. Philadelphia police patrol the outside layer in certain areas that may be out of the reach of

high school diploma or a GED equivalent, read at a ninth grade level and possess a clean criminal record. Allied Barton, the men and women dressed in yellow and usually patrolling on bikes, are used to further fortify Temple’s campus. The last layer of the Safety Action Plan is comprised of those who run ID checks and guard the academic buildings, typically also employees of Allied Barton. The plan is sensible and very functional. Campus Safety Services clearly has the blueprint for security in North Philly,

ing. If Nutter wants things to run a bit tighter, will drunk students be told to “just get home,” or will there be tougher consequences? Only time will tell what Mayor Nutter’s plans are for the future. With a ton of work to be done to improve campus safety, it will be interesting to see how these changes will affect the Temple community. Hopefully there are less TU Alert emails in everyone’s future.

want these outfits to begin with? My guess would be popular demand. “I would get frustrated and angry sometimes,” said Stoner. “I try to pay more attention to all the awesome feedback we get from people who actually appreciate what we do.” “If others want to criticize us, I’d like to see them try and

walk a day in our shoes,” Fry added. Temple students, with all due respect, it’s about time you made up your mind. If you enjoy the way the Gems dress now, let them know. If not, stop lashing out on Twitter. These women are being held to an unfair double standard, one that has nothing to do with their tal-

ent as dancers. Take your issues up with the university, and then maybe you’ll be respected as much as the Diamond Gems.

Thomas Mickens Jr. can be reached at

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

Spring Fling is gone, if students like it or not Canceling Spring Fling isn’t actually going to curb binge drinking.


er death was extremely tragic and just a shock. But she is not the reason for

this move.” What happened to Ali Fausnaught was horrible. I can’t imagine losing a friend or daughter like that. But it’s also hard to imagine that Vice President Theresa Powell was being completely honest when she spoke about the cancellation in an inDan Craig terview with The Temple News in the quote above. Spring Fling has been a drinking holiday since I started at Temple in 2010. Deciding to end it after such a tragic accident is hard to portray as a coincidence. This is not to say that there’s anything wrong with using a tragedy as a reason to end Spring Fling. But I’ve been to plenty of parties where people went onto the house’s roof, just as I’ve been to plenty of Temple

events that involved underage, and at times heavy, drinking. This is why the cancellation of Spring Fling is a predictable, possibly inevitable, but ineffective decision. Getting rid of something as ingrained in school culture as Spring Fling does not curb underage drinking or binge drinking, nor does it prevent students from doing potentially hazardous things such as partying on a roof. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s poking the hornet’s nest. If anything, it should incite a campus to party even harder. If you don’t believe me, ask Laura Gabel, a senior advertising major. “I don’t think that canceling Spring Fling is going to stop anyone from partying,” Gabel said. “Students want to let loose and have a reward for all the work they put in during the year.” Remember, this is the student body that put together a massive block party on Fontain Street on Aug. 24 and organizes in an impressive fashion for parties on St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween and other holidays. It’s not hard to imagine the first Facebook event that’ll be created around April entitled “RIP Spring Fling 2014!” “A few of the guys who

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planned the block party on Aug. 24 plan to organize something off-campus, basically the same time [Spring Fling] would have been,” said Matthew Haas, a senior biology and philosophy major. If Temple was serious about dealing with the dangers of binge drinking and the perils of partying, it would come up with something more serious than “Think About It,” a mere online quiz designed to curb binge drinking in incoming freshmen, and the occasional foreboding poster in Student Health Services. The issue is not that Temple got rid of Spring Fling due to alcohol consumption. It’s that they’re likely saying that and doing nothing else. You don’t ban driving because of accidents. You enforce speed limits, mandate driver’s education courses and take other precautionary steps. “It’s kind of been hijacked by a group of people that make this into a bacchanal, a drinking fest,” President Neil Theobald said in a Temple News interview. “We’re not involved in that.” That’s fine. But if that’s your stance, you have a lot more work to do.

Spring Fling needed to go, and Temple is better off without it.


any changes have been made at Temple as of late. In 2013 alone, there have been renovations, steps forward in environmental sustainability and the opening of a new dorm and parking garages. One of the most talked about changes has been the administration’s decision to cancel Spring Fling. T h e university Hend Salah claims that excessive drinking and the skipping of classes triggered Spring Fling’s cancellation. The rumor that the termination was also related to the death of West Chester student Ali Fausnaught last year was denied. Among students, there have been many theories floating around about the true reason for Spring Fling’s shutdown. Most of them are not in support of Temple’s decision and are actually deliberate attacks on Dan Craig can be reached at the administration’s handling of


Fausnaught’s death. If Temple wants to promote itself as a school that is cracking down on alcohol consumption, the fact that there are two bars on campus makes this idea seem more than a little ridiculous. If the university is trying to look good by showing that it’s determined to keep kids from getting drunk, why is alcohol so easily accessible? With the many theories about the university’s motives behind the cancellation floating around, we may forget to ask ourselves one question: Does an event like Spring Fling really have a place at a university? Not really. Regardless of the true reason it was cancelled, breaking the tradition wasn’t a bad idea. The reasons the university cited are good motives to end the event. There was excessive drinking going on during the festivities. Many people would openly walk around campus drunk, and very few authority figures would say a word against it. It doesn’t matter that Temple

had no hand in the alcohol being distributed and consumed. The fact of the matter is that it’s unethical to continue hosting an event that leads to this kind of behavior. It’s also widely known that students skip class and professors cancel classes just to attend the festival. This is also unacceptable. Giving students the best education possible can’t be achieved if they’re passing up a time meant for learning in favor of relaxing outside. Saying that Temple’s motives are completely pure in this cancellation is farfetched, but I don’t think the move was based on a devilish agenda. Regardless, Spring Fling had to go sometime. It didn’t create the kind of atmosphere that should exist at a university. Sometimes things have to go, even if it’s many students’ favorite event of the year.

“Many people

would openly walk around campus drunk, and very few authority figures would say a word against it.

Hend Salah can be reached at




In The Nation


Congress back from recess

Summer break is over for Congress. The country’s legislators returned from recess on Monday and they’re facing three months of debate on what experts say is their heaviest agenda in years. First up is the hot topic of Syria, an issue that has captivated the nation since the use of chemical weapons in late August, leading the White House to call for greater military involvement in the Middle East’s most volatile civil war. Legislators are widely divided over the use of military force against Bashir Al-Assad’s regime, with heated debate expected throughout this week and possible votes in the Senate and House by Friday. Experts have juggled over the necessity of the president’s appeal to legislators, leaving questions as to whether a “no” vote from Congress would even have the power to stop the use of airstrikes. But Syria is only the start. Legislators are also juggling heavy questions on the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans are lobbying hard to defund, immigration, voting rights and the budget, along with growing public concerns over the administration’s intelligence gathering strategies at the National Security Administration. All are expected to hit the Hill within the next three months. Brendon Urie was the only original Panic! at the Disco member present at the band’s Sept. 8 show -Ali Watkins at the Liacouras Center. The band opened for Fall Out Boy. |ANDREW THAYER TTN

Arizona State arrests 486 for booze during first weekend Party-goers at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. were issued a warning in the form of 857 alcohol-related arrests during the first two weekends of school, according to a report by the Phoenix New Times. Over the first weekend before classes started, a task force set up as part of Tempe Police’s “Safe and Sober” campaign arrested 371 people

OSU medical center named after A&F in three days. If that wasn’t enough, the following weekend after classes started police arrested 486. Of the more than 400 arrests, 208 were of minors in possession of alcohol and 85 were DUI arrests. Tempe Police received 68 calls for loud parties and made a total of 1,812 arrests over the three day weekend, the New Times reported. -John Moritz

The Board of Trustees of Ohio State University voted on Friday to name the emergency room at a university hospital under construction after the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The New Albany based company donated $10 million to the new $1.1 billion Wexner Medical Center, which is scheduled to open in 2014, the Dispatch reported. -John Moritz

Student busted with pills A student was found in Morgan Hall shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday night, Sept. 8, in possession of prescription pills, according to police. The student was cited for narcotics in a case that is being handled through the Student Code of Conduct. -John Moritz

Neighbor threatens ex

Temple police responded to a heated argument on the 1900 block of North Warnock Street on the night of Friday, Sept. 6, to an incident of terroristic threats. Charlie Leone, the acting executive director for Campus Safety Services said that a man was making aggressive threats towards his ex-girlfriend at a neighboring property. Police did not make an arrest. -John Moritz

Cops continue crackdown A total of 13 people were cited for alcohol related offenses around Main Campus this weekend, Charlie Leone, acting director for Campus Safety Services said. Nine were Temple students. -John Moritz

Sex assault reported at Towers A student in Temple Towers reported a sexual assault to Temple Police that allegedly occurred on Aug. 25. Acting Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said that CSS contacted Philadelphia Police Special Victims unit in regards to the issue, but the complainant chose not to press charges. -John Moritz

Student gov. leaders opt for activism

Parking rates drop

Archer used her organizational abilities by taking over as manager of the dance group “By Any Means Necessary” at Temple her freshman year. In her sophomore year, Archer was inspired to join TSG during one of their election debates. Smeriglio figured that in college, he would be less involved in clubs than he was in high school. But after joining on as an Owl Team Leader the summer after his freshman year, he slowly became more involved. “One thing just came after another,” Smeriglio said, “But I wouldn’t have it any other

and opened in May. The project cost $22.5 million, according to the Facilities Management website, and took the place of previously unregulated parking. Before the land where the garage sits was acquired by Temple in 2011, the land was a dirt lot infamous for its free, but unregulated access to parking. University Architect Margaret Carney said before construction started that the garage would hold more vehicles than the dirt lot. “The same square footage of the site is going to be able to accommodate three times as many cars as could park on


way.” Like Smeriglio, where Archer and Bartholomew are now was far from foreseeable for them at the start of their college careers. When Archer applied for TSG going into her junior year, she was aiming to be an office administrator, but was offered her current post as chief of staff instead. “I was [still] surprised until I walked into TSG,” she said. Bartholomew, a management information systems major, said when he first started at Temple, he didn’t envision such a big role in the politics on campus.

“I thought I was going to be a programming nerd,” Bartholomew joked. “I definitely never thought I’d run for anything.” But finding the right mix between politics and computer science after he graduates is still what Bartholomew said he is looking to do. He’s considering a position such as a computer technician within the Republican party. In her second year as chief of staff, Archer is feeling more prepared. In the future, she plans to obtain her master’s degree at Temple, and then start a program or business to take on

homelessness. Smeriglio said that running for student body president next year is “definitely a possibility.” After he graduates, Smeriglio hopes to work as an administrator at Temple. But for now, the members of TSG are focused on the coming year. “There are a lot of really good things going on [here],” Bartholomew said. “We’re here to help Temple rise.” Marcus McCarthy is the TSG beat writer for The Temple News. He can be reached at marcus. or follow on

PARKING PAGE 2 that lot before,” Carney said in an interview with the Temple News in September 2011. Though the parking garage is open, the university is working to fill two retail spaces at the northeast corner of the garage near Berks and Warnock streets, which Rumer said Temple hopes to fill by the spring. Since the semester started, the garage has generally been more than 50 percent filled, said Karen Sherlock, director of parking services. Sean Carlin can be reached at or follow on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.

Student body president institutes rallying cry to demonstrate pride munications, said. Starting at freshman orientations over the summer, TSG gave free T-shirts to the first five students to tweet “#CherryOn” at TSG’s twitter account, beginning the campaign’s presence on social media. Temple Athletics joined on to the campaign and made “Keep Calm and Cherry On” the slogan on the shirts for their priority seating membership,

the Wild Cherry Pass. Once the majority of upperclassmen were back on campus for fall semester, they caught on as well. The phrase “#CherryOn” was trending on Twitter in the Philadelphia area the day before the football team’s game against Notre Dame. That same day was the first Cherry On Friday, a part of the campaign where students are encouraged to wear Temple


merchandise or any red clothing they own the day before the university’s football team plays. Cherry On Fridays are also set to include a pep rally beginning at 3:30pm on Liacouras Walk. As part of promoting the Cherry On Fridays, TSG has also stopped students on campus who are wearing merchandise from other schools that day and gave them a free Temple T-

shirt to wear instead. As part of this, a photo would be tweeted via TSG’s account. “No more wearing other schools’ clothing anymore,” Bartholomew joked. “Don’t be ‘that guy.’” As a testament to the organic growth of the phrase, the Fox School of Business independently sent out an email Thursday urging everyone to wear cherry clothing the next

day. The email continued on to explain that two randomly selected students seen wearing school colors in Alter Hall would be given two tickets to sit in the Fox School Box in the Liacouras Center for the Fall Out Boy concert Sunday. Bartholomew said Cherry On is separate from Temple’s advertising campaign, Temple Made, since Cherry On was a student initiative and is focused

on taking pride. PRowl, Temple’s student run public relations firm, will be working on future events to promote the Cherry On campaign with the focus mostly on homecoming week October 18 to 20. Marcus McCarthy is the TSG beat writer for The Temple News. He can be reached at marcus. or follow on Twitter @Marcus.McCarthy6.




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Student Org Basics: Student Center Operations 7 p.m.




Student Org Basics: Money Money Money Workshop 5 and 7 p.m.


Free Food and Fun Fridays: Think Fast 10 p.m.


Diverse student body, simple tastes Some students say they prefer the Americanized menu options at trucks. ARIANE PEPSIN The Temple News This year, Temple has approximately 350 new international undergraduate students from 46 countries. According to Undergraduate Admissions, this is a 39 percent increase from last year, a record-breaking amount in the university’s history. However,

the international population at Temple is not limited to just students, as many food truck owners come from diverse backgrounds. With such a large mix of international and local students, it would stand to reason that students would try many varieties of food, but that’s not always the case. At Ali’s Middle Eastern at the 12th Street Food Pad, some students admit that they haven’t really tried any of the foreign dishes. Kristyn Giarratano, a junior majoring in legal studies in business, said she enjoys one of

Motives behind meatless

Ali’s traditional Philadelphian options. “When I wasn’t feeling well in one of my classes, someone told me to get a cheesesteak from Ali’s,” Giarratano said. “As soon as I ate it, I felt a lot better, but that’s all I’ve had from there. I would like to try some of the other dishes though.” Ali Ibrahim, owner of Ali’s Middle Eastern, came to America in 1981 as an international student at Temple. Of Palestinian descent, Ali was born in Syria but spent most of his adoles-


American menu options are popular at Ali’s. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN

Hip Hop 101 on society

Janci discusses becoming vegetarian and eating healthy.


went vegetarian to impress a boy when I was 15 years old. OK, so maybe I watched a PETA video or two and read some scary statistics in the process. But when it came down to it, I just wanted someone in skinny jeans to love me. Whether my reasons for swearing off Jenelle Janci s h a w a r m a justiQuality of Life are fied or not, s o m e h o w Blake Larson presents the Urban Riding Basics course to a class on Sept. 6 for Bike Temple. | MEAGHAN POGUE TTN here I am, nearly six years later, still playing on Team Veggie. Having been overweight for most of my life, the lifestyle’s weight loss benefits and added energy are what have deterred Urban Riding Basics is a course taught by Bike Temple each semester on city biking safety. me from going back. Assuming that not every will be taught by Larson and a few others. a bike is the optimal option to explore the BRIAN TOM vegetarian in the world had a “I’ve been commuting in the city for city.” The Temple News misguided agenda and an emo three years now,” Larson said. “I really enHu has two classes this semester loboy to impress, I asked Sodexo joy it. Sometimes the bike commute is the cated in Center City, and chose to be a bike Bike Temple plans to keep the comnutritionist Julie Rhule why she best part of my day, and I am excited to commuter as a way to get exercise and save muter lifestyle that once defined Temple thinks some people ban meat share that with people.” money. alive with the Urban Riding Basics course, from their fridge. According to Bike Temple, the Temple “I think it is a wise investment, and it is taught by student employees like Blake Lar“I feel like there’s a wide community is becoming increasingly bikeenvironmentally friendly,” Hu said. “I defison. The course is geared toward students gamut of reasons why someone oriented. nitely encourage people to bike. The course, who, like Larson, have a passion for biking, adopts a vegetarian lifestyle,” A recent geographical analysis by Bike I think, is definitely beneficial for anyone either for recreation or transportation. Rhule said. “Some people are Temple confirms that there is much potenwho wants to experience riding a bike in the Urban Riding Basics is offered every doing it strictly for health reatial for the use of bicycles as a form of alcity. I hope the course covers the basics of year to the Temple community at various sons, other people are doing it ternative transportation. Bike Temple data riding a bike, safety, maintenance and also residence halls and buildings throughout for religious beliefs and purposshows that there are more than 3,300 facwhat type of bike to buy.” campus. The course was introduced in 2010 es and some do it for a political Hu said he believes that the Urban Ridas a way to get new bicyclists comfortable ulty and staff members, or 31 percent, who stance.” live within four miles of Main Campus and ing course available through Bike Temple with riding safely in the city. Bike Temple Besides those main three more than 5,100, or 48 percent, who live can give inexperienced riders more confihas been hosting these seminars ever since. reasons and of course a conwithin six miles of Main Campus. dence about exploring the city by bike. The course informs participants about cern for animals, Rhule said “I think Philadelphia is a great city for Larson also contests that bicycling rethe basics of safety, common road laws and that sometimes vegetarianism biking,” said freshman bicyclist and actumains a great way to meet new people. Bike basic bike maintenance. Urban Riding Baarial science major Zhi-Yao Hu. “I think T e m p l e , VEGETARIAN PAGE 8 sics is free to all members of Temple and BIKING PAGE 15

For city bikers, safety lessons

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A hip hop culture class seeks to improve race relations. JOHN CORRIGAN The Temple News During the day, Michael Coard defends individuals primarily charged with homicide. During the night, he teaches Hip hop: From a Race, Gender and Class Perspective. “When I first walk in, I say, ‘You didn’t expect a 46-year-old lawyer teaching this course, did you?’” Coard said. “‘You probably thought [I] would be some young guy, with a baseball cap on backwards, an oversized white T-shirt, baggy blue jeans and some Timbs.’ That’s OK, but that’s what I call the hip hop costume. I live the hip hop lifestyle.” Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Coard said he witnessed prejudice that is exposed through music. “Officers [in North Philly] weren’t the friendly suburban police holding kids’ hands across the street,” Coard said. “It was like an occupy army in my neighborhood. I went to college to become a lawyer to do something about the constant brutality and corruption.” Although he fought for justice in the courtroom, Coard said he soon realized that the problem began long before the handcuffs were locked. “Ninety percent of my clients were young, black men,” Coard said. “Today’s racial discrimination is a direct by-product of yesterday’s slavery. ” While voluntarily teaching free criminal justice classes at


Phoebe Bachman has a research-based exhibit in Paley Library on activist female artists. ALEXA BRICKER The Temple News Tyler sculpting major Phoebe Bachman never expected that her research project would take her to places like Los Angeles and New York City. But when it did, she took the opportunity and ran with it. Before the project garnered success, it was sparked from an interest to know more about other artists and their stories.

“As a young female artist myself, I was interested in what my history looks like,” Bachman said. “I started interviews with female artists because of that, and I also wanted to see how those women portray themselves in this larger history.” Last summer, Bachman received the Diamond Research Scholarship Grant to be able to further her research. She decided to entitle the project, “Wom-

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en Making Activist Art in Public Spaces.” From the interviews she conducted, she discovered one female artist in particular – Suzanne Lacy – who Bachman said changed the course of the entire project. “I was introduced to [Lacy] from one of my professors, Billy Yalowitz,” she said. “I became really interested in how her activism and art came together.” She said her meetings with

Lacy opened her eyes to a whole new world of what it means to be a woman using art as a form of activism. Lacy’s method of basing her work around conversations and the process of getting those conversations to happen was appealing to her. “It made me much more fascinated with the feminist movement of the ‘70s, when [Lacy] started making her



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Temple Flugtag Motives behind the meatless team takes flight A team of five that will compete in D.C. includes four Temple engineering majors. TOM BECK The Temple News When Temple engineering majors were assigned their senior design project, they could’ve chosen the typical route of building bridge replicas. Instead, four of them chose to fly. Red Bull Flugtag is an event sponsored by the energy drink company in which teams build flying machines, better known as gliders, that are flown off a 30-foot dock. There are three winners at every event, one for each of the following criteria: distance, creativity and showmanship. A team of Temple students will compete in the Washington, D.C. event, one of five Red Bull Flugtag competitions going on in the country. All on Sept. 21, they will take place in four additional cities - Miami, Chicago, Long Beach, Calif. and Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Texas. The event will be held at Washington’s Southpointe Waterfront. The gates open at noon and the event is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Temple students Omar Onwuke, a senior mechanical engineering major, and Greg Oakley, Kyle Eldridge and Tommy Fallon, all senior civil engineering majors, created the team they’ve named Temple Aeronautics Designs. “Mechanical engineering has a lot more to do with moving parts,” Onwuke said, explaining their differing majors. “Transportation is a big part of it, [involving] cars, trains, airplanes and boats.” Eldridge and Fallon explained that civil engineering is more geared toward bridges and other things less kinetic. Each teammate hopes to land a job in their respective fields after graduating from Temple. Billy Pope, a fifth team member, is not a Temple student. All team members said that they have been working on their glider every other weekend for the last two or three months. The idea originally came about when Oakley recalled the Red Bull Flugtag event where he worked in a concessions tent last year in Camden, N.J.

He said he came up with the idea to design his own glider for this year’s flugtag event for his senior design project, which all engineering majors at Temple must complete before graduation. Eventually, he recruited the other team members. The team said they were first met with some resistance from the senior design coordinators, the board that approves the projects. The board was reluctant to approve a flugtag competition as a legitimate senior project. Luckily for the team, they were able to convince the board to accept their proposal. In order to approve the project, the coordinators mandated their glider to be a replica of the 1902 Wright brothers’ glider. The glider will be 20 feet in length. “Luckily, the biggest UHaul truck is 22 feet long,” Oakley said as to how their glider will be transported to the event. Because Temple Aeronautics Designs is redesigning an early model airplane, they believe their glider has a legitimate chance of flying far from the dock. “Most people don’t take it seriously,” Eldridge said. He believes Temple’s team is unique in the sense that their glider is for a college-level engineering project and not just for fun like most of their competitors. The team feels particularly strong in their ability to dominate the distance competition, as most teams are more concerned with building the most creative looking gliders. Fallon will be piloting the Wright brothers’ replica come competition day. “I’m a little nervous,” Fallon said. “But seeing 110,000 people in the crowd might change that.” Fallon uses the number 110,000 since it’s the amount of people who attended the event last year in Camden, N.J., and it’s a decent approximation for how many people will attend this year in Washington. Fallon said the sight of so many people will make him less nervous because he’ll be more “amped up.” Luckily for Fallon, the event staff stresses safety for the pilots. “They make you wear bike helmets and a life vest,” Fallon said. Tom Beck can be reached at

(LEFT) Omar Onwuke, Thomas Fallon and Kyle Eldridge are part of the flugtag team. | AJA ESPINOSA TTN

is rooted in less of a reason and more in personal tastes. “You might just meet someone who just generally doesn’t like to eat meat – who isn’t doing it for religious, political, health supportive aspects – that’s just the type of food they prefer.” Although Rhule herself is not a vegetarian, she said she tries to make sure the majority of her meals are meatless – a skill she honed while earning a degree from the National Culinary Institute in New York City. NCI is dedicated strictly to vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, Rhule said. Like Rhule, I suppose I’m not a 100 percent bona-fide vegetarian. I should clarify that I often was technically a pescatarian for most of those six years, meaning I occasionally ate seafood. However, recently I’ve been challenging myself to leave Nemo off of my plate. Besides reasons of ideology and personal taste, there are a lot of other factors as to why people make the switch. noted food safety and diseases as a reason, because although it has been found


in produce, E. Coli is most prevalently found in meat. I do have to say, it’s nice to breathe a sigh of relief when mad cow makes its strike, because I really only need to worry when the tofu gets angry. Fitwatch also noted food additives as a reason to avoid meat, which is explainable for anyone who has seen the chicken nugget scene in “Supersize Me.” While there are no doubt a variety of reasons why people go vegetarian, Rhule said it’s a diet that must be constructed with care – a challenge that many of the students she consults face. “I do get a lot of questions regarding vegetarian lifestyles,” Rhule said. “I think because maybe someone has a lot of questions on how to make sure they’re eating in a balanced way.” Although I work out, meeting my protein needs has been pretty simple since I’ve found a rhythm to the diet. However, Rhule said some bodies have a greater need for protein than others. “I also will deal with a lot of athletes who are vegetar-

ian that are really concerned [about] getting enough protein to support the extra demands their body is put under, and for muscle growth and development.” No matter what your reason for dedicating more of your plate to veggies may be, Rhule said it’s a sound choice, even if you still sneak some meat into your diet. “I think it’s extremely important for the environment as well as your own temple – your own personal being.” While Rhule eats primarily vegetarian, she said she still allows herself to enjoy a steak from time to time. She said that for people who are afraid to swear off meat completely, simply adding a few vegetarian meals to your weekly diet will help diversify the nutrients your body receives. And for such a benefit, you don’t particularly need an excuse.

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“Make sure that you are eating enough foods from the different food groups. There’s actually a great vegetarian food guide pyramid. It goes off of the old food guide pyramid that we had years ago.”


“I’m always wanting to be conscious that people are getting enough protein, where they are getting their protein sources from. There are a lot of fantastic alternative proteins out there that are absolutely yummy.” Rhule lists beans, nuts, tofu and tempeh as ways to get adequate protein.


“If a student has a question and they’re having difficulty finding things on campus, I certainly would encourage them to reach out to me,” Rhule said. “I can help them navigate the different eateries, kind of figure out where are they living, where are their classes at, and kind of help them.”Rhule said that, in addition to the existing vegetarian options on campus, students shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions and special order. “There is a variety, it’s just a matter of tapping into those resources. And just simply asking questions, going up to the station and saying, ‘What are the vegetarian options?’or ‘Can I have this sandwich with x, y and z and no meat?’” Rhule will be planning a special on-campus event for World Vegan Day on Nov. 1. -Jenelle Janci

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science gen ed and he made us buy his book,” Ference said. “[It] didn’t have anything to do with the main context of the class, and even though it was a small paperback, we were expected to read about a chapter of it a week, on top of the real physics textbook. He wouldn’t talk about his text in class but he would put it on the test.” Although Jake Friedman, junior psychology and philosophy double major at Temple, agrees with Ference that purchasing a professor’s text can be bothersome, he said he also realizes that sometimes reading a professor’s text in a specialized class makes sense, especially when the textbooks are affordable. Despite Friedman’s understanding that reading texts from the professors is helpful in specialized courses, he also believes professors should utilize the texts as secondary sources of topics aside from the professor’s teachings that are discussed in class. “A professor should have enough time in the hours per week he or she has during teaching to convey his or her side of an argument,” Friedman said. “The readings should pertain or elaborate further on the topics and opinions discussed in class.” Molly Peach, a 2010 graduate and criminal justice major, said she doesn’t complain about being assigned books written by her professors, unlike some of her peers. “Despite the price, reading books by my professor helps me to follow the lessons,” Peach said. “Books also can further elaborate on the topics being

discussed. It can be used as a reference for outside class.” She said that she doesn’t mind the price, as long as the textbook is the most helpful to her in the course she is taking, explaining that “it made our lessons more understand[able]”. Along with Peach, junior speech pathology major Chloe Bernardin is in support of buying textbooks penned by her instructors. She said that she feels having textbooks written by her professors make the lessons more accessible to follow outside of the classroom, especially if information was confusing or hard to clarify during class. “If I’m having questions during a lecture but don’t have time after class to speak with the professor, it’s helpful,” Bernardin said. “[I like] to have the textbook as a reference to try and better understand the information.”

Even when those assigned textbooks are undesirably expensive, according to Myers, it’s not the authors who determine the price of the book, but rather the publishers. “I hope the cost doesn’t negatively affect students,” Myers said. “The book is intended to be kept and used as a future resource or reference by students.” With reading being an imperative factor in education, professors maintain that textbooks are not something to be viewed just as an expense, but also as a tool for gaining knowledge and furthering the learning experience. History professor and scholar, David Farber, whose books on recent American history topics have been used in many college classrooms, believes that students benefit from the research work the professors

do to comprise the publications. “Temple is a research university,” Farber said. “Many of the faculty are major scholars in their fields. Students benefit from reading the work we do.” One of Farber’s required reading assigning in his history class is his book entitled “Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America’s First Encounter with Radical Islam.” It can be found in Kindle, paperback and hardcover forms online. “Our teaching is quite often based on our scholarship,” Farber said. “I believe that students taking our courses should see how that published scholarship relates to the work we do in the classroom.” Shayna Kleinberg can be reached at

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Bachman creates ‘visual bibliography’ of research work,” Bachman said. “It was a big time for women and feminism in general.” One meeting with Lacy soon turned into two and then three, but Bachman said these were more of a learning experience than a Q&A session. “It was important to me to consider the interviews I did with women more than just research,” she said. “They were mentoring sessions.” After talking with Lacy and other female artist activists, she was able to present her findings to the rest of the Temple community. “On Feb. 4, I gave a presen-

tation of my work in the Temple Contemporary Gallery,” Bachman said. “After that, I began talking to Jill Luedke, the art librarian in Paley, when she told me her idea of having a Curated Stacks series.” Bachman’s exhibit had a two-week installation in the gallery, but while speaking with Luedke, the two made the decision to present her work in yet another way. “I told [Luedke] that I was using this library cart in my presentation. Every time I talked about a work of art, I would pull out the book I found it from,” she said. “We started throwing


out a bunch of ideas about having this visual bibliography.” She started to create this “visual bibliography” in hopes of getting her ideas and research out to a wider audience. “I wanted to disseminate it and get people thinking, because people tend to pick up where others leave off,” Bachman said. “I was really interested in how other people would take it.” Bachman said both Temple students and staff have responded well to the presentation. Her mother, a librarian at Swarthmore College, has even heard from people who have taken a

look at the exhibit. “My mom has gotten emails from librarians at Temple, and a lot of people seem to be really excited about it,” she said. “I had people in the library coming up to me asking about it, but I think the true test of its success is that people are now checking out those books that have otherwise been sitting on the shelves for years.” As the first presenter in the Curated Stacks series, Bachman and other members of the Tyler community are hoping that other students will follow in her footsteps. “I think the Curated Stacks

are a brilliant idea,” said Jude Tallichet, a sculpting professor at Tyler. “Right now there is a whole movement of art [education] research.” Tallichet also said that this new advent of research has changed the way she, and other teachers, are dealing with assigning these types of projects to students. “Art isn’t just self-expression anymore,” she said. “It is how you work with the world and a lot of that involves research. I think a lot of us are giving research projects to our students, whereas years ago we would not have.”

Bachman said it’s rewarding that the project has truly come full circle. “After working with Lacy over the summer, the public arts nonprofit Creative Time was able to offer me the chance to work with them in New York City,” she said. “When I first started this project, I was doing research on Creative Time, and they are very influential in the public arts scene. Hopefully one day I will be one of the artists they are working with.” Alexa Bricker can be reached at



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Artist finds inspiration in macabre


Philly introduces theater app The Off Broad Street Mobile App makes theatre-going easier.

Chelsea Wolfe discusses the making of “Pain Is Beauty.” DAVID ZISSER The Temple News

Ingmar Bergman’s 1950s Swedish horror classic “The Seventh Seal,” black metal and the intensity of nature have little in common. However, all converge as influences on the latest Chelsea Wolfe release. Wolfe, a purveyor of eclectic indie music that exists firmly in the realm of the macabre, is embarking on a two month U.S. and European tour in support of her brand new full length, “Pain Is Beauty.” The new record maintains the doomy, folky sensibilities of her previous works, while for the first time incorporating elements of electronic music. Wolfe’s latest musical endeavor is particularly noteworthy when examined in the timeline of her discography. Wolfe’s previous record “Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs” was an exercise in minimalism. In lieu of electric guitars and synthesizers, Wolfe utilized violins, violas, acoustic guitars and samples of her own voice to create a haunting ethereal landscape. But while the same gloominess is present on the new record, so are some noticeable changes. While “They’ll Clap When You’re Gone” and “We Hit a Wall” are songs that follow in Wolfe’s tradition of sullen folk music, sprinkled throughout “Pain Is Beauty” are tracks such as “Feral Love” and “The Warden,” which stand in stark contrast to the brooding downtempo of her previous works by incorporating drum machines and synthesizers. “It’s definitely happened naturally,” Wolfe said. “To be honest, music doesn’t really have a specific order, and music doesn’t exist on an accurate timeline. It happens out of time and out of order. And I wrote a lot of songs on ‘Pain Is Beauty’ even before I wrote the acoustic album. For me, it’s more about



Opa, Serafina, The Farmers’ Cabinet,, Bleu Martini and Continental are a few of the restauransts participating in Philly’s Restaurant Week.| ILLUSTRATION ADDY PETERSON TTN|PHOTOS LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN

A DRINK IN THE CITY Restuarant Week will offer food and drink specials from Sept. 15-20, 22-27. SINEAD CUMMINGS The Temple News


estaurant Week is Sept. 15 to Sept. 27, with participants at various restaurants in Center City. New this year, select restaurants will offer promotions on Saturday, Sept. 21. Three-course dinners are available for $35 per person at a many of the most popular Philly restaurants, with fixed menu options for the week posted online. Alcohol is not included in the fixed price, even though it’s often included in the dining experience, but there are restaurants offering deals and specials. And because money is saved on dinner, getting the specialty Old Fashioned may not seem so lavish. “It’s great for people to experience res-

taurants that they may not even think about or know exist. On top of it being cheaper, it’s a nice way to have a tasting, try a wide array of things, and it’s a great thing for the city all around,” said Nerissa Esposito, events coordinator at The Farmers’ Cabinet, about Restaurant Week. The Farmers’ Cabinet, located on 11th and Walnut streets, will feature four special cocktails that week using Pinnacle Vodka. Pinnacle Vodka is a sponsor of Philadelphia Restaurant Week, so many of the restaurants participating will feature the liquor. “Our mixologist Paul MacDonald is working on them currently. Other than that, our fall menu is going to be out soon, right around when Restaurant Week starts, and will have new cocktails available,” Esposito said. A restaurant dedicated to European craft beer and fun cocktails, the rustic, new

hideaway promises to offer meals centering around savory meats. The Blood Diamond vodka-based cocktail, a big seller for the restaurant, is a possible companion for patrons to try as they get a vibe for the place. Bleu Martini, located at 2nd and Market streets, offers special discounts for Temple students at its bar, manager Indra Bumtsetseg said. “Temple football players who have graduated or on the team come down here,” Bumtsetseg said. “If you leave a tab open at the bar and go to Temple, you can get 20 percent off.” “This is more restaurant turned into a lounge, turned into a club scene at 10 p.m. you can do all three at one place. We serve food until 1 a.m. too. But it is better to come in on a Thursday. Friday will be busy, with maybe a long wait time for food,” Bumtset-


Although audiences are usually required to turn off their cellphones when entering the theater, Off Broad Street Theater Consortium is embracing the technology by releasing the Off Broad Street Mobile App. “It started as a seed idea almost a year ago and we were reaching out to people in the local community we thought might be interested in apps,” said Melissa Rodis, the managing director for BRAT Productions. “We were surprised by how few mobile apps [for theater] were out there so we were like, ‘Let’s do it.’” Off Broad Street Theater Consortium is a collaboration between seven theater companies in Philadelphia. The consortium includes 11th Hour, Azuka, BRAT Productions, EgoPo, Flashpoint, Inis Nua and Mauckingbird theater companies. The app debuted at an official release party, titled “Appy Hour,” at The Corner Foodery on Sept. 6, where visitors could meet professionals from all seven theater companies in Off Broad Street and download the app. “All of these [theater] companies are so alternative,” said Max Vasopoli, the marketing director for Off Broad Street. “It’s been kind of a test to look at each company individually and market them in the way they’ve kind of built up their marketing. All of these companies are about the same size, have a lot of the same type of audience but at the same time [produce different kinds of work].” Vasopoli was brought on to the project last year to oversee the development of the app and take recommendations from other theater organizations on potential developers. “I’ve been working on the app, from the design of the app


Café offers sandwich Senior’s artwork on T-shirt, commissioned in SoHo inspired by coffee Plenty Café will open its second location in Rittenhouse later this month. SARAE GDOVIN The Temple News When diners head to the new location of Plenty Café in Rittenhouse, they can expect more than just a regular cup of coffee. Along with a full-service coffee bar, this café will offer a sandwich inspired by coffee – a collaboration with Rival Bros. coffee that is exclusive to the grand opening at the end of September at 1602 Spruce St. The first and current location opened in 2012 at 1701 E. Passyunk Ave. in South Philadelphia. The new space, in a building included in Philadelphia’s Register of Historic Places, will follow this theme and include rustic but modern

decor. The café will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. Its hours will be Monday through Thursday from 6 9 p.m., Fridays from 6 a.m.to10 p.m., Saturdays 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Owner Anthony Mascieri chose Rittenhouse as the area for his second location because it allows him to provide to a wider crowd of diners. “I wanted to be in the center of the city and accessible from many different places,” Mascieri said. The menu is inspired by flavors from around the world. Even the menu itself, drawn on a chalkboard behind the counter, features a flag next to each sandwich to show the country that inspired it, an idea that Mascieri brought from his own travels. “All of the sandwiches are inspired by places I’ve been


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Senior Dessie Jackson’s artwork gains fame from Philly to SoHo, NY. DIANA DAVID The Temple News

Some seniors would not have the type of motivation and dedication to continue working as hard as they did when they began as a freshman. But that stands true for Dessie Jackson, a painting senior at the Tyler School of Art, who has designed a T-shirt for clothing company The Hundreds and is commissioned to have her pieces hung up in a restaurant in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood in the spring, though there is no clear date set. “I might not be able to go out and do something on a Friday night and that’s OK, because I’d rather be measured by my bigger successes rather than my smaller ones,” Jackson said. A native of Lancaster, Pa.,

Jackson came to Temple always knowing that she wanted her career path to be in art, but not necessarily in fine art. “I was between theater and fine art, and I kind of went with my gut with what I really wanted to do,” Jackson said. “I didn’t know what my major was going to be because I was always attracted to illustrative work, and I didn’t know what that fell under, whether it was graphic design, or print making or what. Majoring in painting and drawing has given me those tools to really help me figure out what I want to do.” Every artist has their muse, or something they ruminate upon as they warp into their thinking zone to create their masterpiece. For Jackson, it stems from a feminine place. “A lot of my work deals with female portraits and female figures,” Jackson said. “I pull a lot of influence from fashion, music and aspects of the contemporary culture. I’ve been looking at more editorial work

Dessie Jackson is based in Philly, but has plans post graduation to move to New York, where her art will be commissioned in a restaurant in SoHo. | ANDREW THAYER TTN and fashion magazines, but I also try to bring in other interests and aspects. For instance, I love the darker sense of things. I look at the historical context, such as the Salem witch trials or fairy tales of the grim. I like the mixture of these contemporary figures, aspects and faces of what is defined as this specific beauty.” While glancing through


Tumblr, users may notice how most of Jackson’s artwork consists of images of women. The message Jackson is trying to convey is not quite clear as of yet. “I’ve been reading about a lot of theorists, male gaze versus female gaze and identifying with what is the specific aes-



Injury leads to acts of kindness

Columnist Victoria Marchiony reflects on breaking her foot.


never could have predicted that getting a beer with my ex-boyfriend would be the most fun I would have during the first week of my senior year. Nor could I have foreseen that such an activity would land me in a cast for nine weeks. With the sweet promise of senior year and the terrifying threat of graduation Victoria Marchiony weighing That Was Fun heavily on my mind, I got a little nostalgic and felt that after two years and some change, the time was right to reconnect with my freshman year boyfriend. The scenario in my head involved spending no more than 40 minutes catching one another up on our respective college experiences before parting amicably and feeling deeply satisfied by our own maturity. By the fifth round and second bar, we came to the shocking conclusion that we may actually want to pursue a legitimate friendship. After copping to this and letting our “I’ll-catch-up-with-you-afterthis-quick-thing” plans know, we decided to check out the Welcome Week activities for the freshmen. I particularly enjoyed playing the senior card, whining that, “Our class never got a Moon Bounce,” which I guess is the modern equivalent of walking six miles in the snow to school. Cutting a long line of freshmen for the 22-foot zipline set up outside of Tuttleman didn’t suck either. We ended the evening by checking out our old favorite spots on Main Campus, many of which I was weirdly comforted to see had been blocked off. Something felt subtly significant about visiting the sites of my early college memories with a person who was featured prominently in them, while noticing that the two of us, as well as the spaces themselves, were familiar and yet noticeably changed. For our last stop of the night, we visited the grassy patch on top of Anderson Hall to stare at the light-polluted sky. As I hopped up on the stone step separating the grass from the rest of the roof, my right

ankle gave out, and my left foot smacked directly into the rock as it came up. I collapsed into the grass and my body had that all-over tingly feeling that accompanies any drunken collision. I said something along the lines of, “That’s going to bruise,” and thought nothing else of it. Though I was hobbling, I managed to walk back to my friend’s place to sober up, then to my car, and then into my house that night. The next morning, my foot had swollen to the size of a cantaloupe and my mommy insisted on schlepping me to the emergency room. Having never broken anything before, I was absolutely incredulous that this would be the moment the universe decided to incapacitate me. Three days later, my podiatrist confirmed that I had not only fractured my fifth metatarsal, but possibly another part of my foot as well, and that I would need to be in a non-weight bearing cast for a minimum of three weeks. As if commuting from the suburbs didn’t already have me worried about my social life. Living at home has been difficult enough for my independent spirit to adjust to and nothing cuts self-determination off at the knees quite like a disability. As a result of the injury, I’ve developed an anxious fear of rain, falling and having to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Mundane activities like getting ready for school and cooking dinner now require precise and creative strategizing. Even so, this is clearly not the worst-case scenario, and the situation has actually come with some unexpected perks, including handicapped parking and a notable increase in kindness from strangers. Philadelphia can be a pretty cranky city, and I have never felt more accommodated than I do now. In addition to smiles and the consistent holding of doors and elevators, people also frequently volunteer their own embarrassing broken bone stories. My favorite anecdote came from the emergency room X-ray technician who, after noting my recent 21st birthday, shared the story of the time she got wasted and shattered her tailbone. I find great comfort in knowing that this condition is temporary, and that while I’m not power walking like I usually do, I’m still not the slowest one on campus. Seriously, texting girls, keep it moving. Or don’t, because passing you is possibly the most fun I have on crutches. Victoria Marchiony can be reached at


Drexel professor to release book on race Funded partially by Kickstarter, Blay’s newest book will debut this fall.

JAMEEDA RUCKER The Temple News Dr. Yaba Blay, professor and scholar of black identities and skin color politics at Drexel, addresses the global unfamiliarity of race via her soon to be released book, “(1)ne Drop: Conversations on Skin Color, Race and Identity.” After having been interested in the topic of race throughout her life, receiving a Ph.D in African American studies from Temple and conducting a host of other projects relating to the field, Blay began to write her own publication about skin color politics in 2011. “Race is not something that people are familiar with,” said Blay, professor of Africana studies at Drexel and publisher and Editor-in-Chief at BLACKprint Press. “(1)ne Drop” is a study of the “multiple experiences of blackness” of people from all over the world, Blay said. It seems that racial identity is more complex than the few options given on personal information forms. “‘(1)ne Drop’ is this interesting combination of personal narrative and photography,” Blay said. The research is comprised of 75 people of the black diaspora and the work includes the narratives of 58 of them. “I interviewed all of them to ask them about their ideas of

blackness and their experience of blackness,” she said. Blay’s desire to know more about experiences of race began early in her life. “My work is very much connected to the realities that I live,” Blay said. “For a long time, I’ve been acutely aware of skin color politics. I grew up in New Orleans where we have a very large population of people – not black, but Creole people. In that environment, if people have an option to not be black, they won’t.” Blay said she learned that many identities consist within the identity of being black, and that more often than not, people identified more with their other option than Yaba Blay their black option. Her many encounters of the complexities of race drove her to travel around the world and study people who did not readily assume the identity of being black. “I wanted to know what it was like to claim whatever identity,” she said. Consequently, Blay traveled to South Africa, Brazil and more than 20 other countries, dialoguing with various people to understand their own identities, in spite of their position under the umbrella of blackness and to explore how past ideas of race have translated into current racial identities. Blay’s main aim of the book is to get people to think critically about the issue of race. She said she hopes that the book will aid readers in shifting their perspectives and question

“I’m proud

that this book has practical application.


their perceptions on what it truly means to be black. She also shared her desire for the book to actually have an effect on the lives of her audience. “I know how much and how often we end up reading so much theory and people’s research that doesn’t apply,” Blay said. “I’m proud that this book has practical application.” By looking at the support and anticipation the book already has before even being released, it seems that Blay’s goal of having her research impact people’s lives has been reached. Via the funding platform Kickstarter, Blay set out to fund her novel this summer, and reached her goal of $9,000 in late August after one week, though Kickstarter allowed for 30 days of funding. “We nearly doubled the goal,” Blay said. “I was ecstatic that so many people were interested in getting the book and getting the book early.” She explained that the success in funding her book in such a short span of time was due to her own vigorous marketing of the book, the publicity already surrounding her research due to previous public appearances, and the community of people interested in skin politics that was consequently formed. “(1)ne Drop: Conversations on Skin Color, Race and Identity” will be available for purchase on Black Friday this year, Nov. 29, at the book’s launch party at The Painted Bride in Old City. Following the launch party, the book will be available at BLACKprint Press’ website and Jameeda Rucker can be reached at

Yaba Blay, a professor at Drexel University, funded her book “(1)ne Drop: Conversations on Skin Color, Race and Identity” through Kickstarter.| LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN

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Dessie Jackson, a senior at Temple has already had her art on T-shirts, an album cover and a in a N.Y. restaurant this spring. |ANDREW THAYER TTN

thetic of now,” Jackson said. Some of her work dives past the surface beauty to get to a deeper meaning from the overall piece. As of now, Jackson’s artwork has been circulating because of the T-shirt line for The Hundreds and the cover art she designed for Gilbere Forte’s album “Nolita.” “I feel like a lot of seniors base their decision on where there are jobs available, but for me, my dream is to be my own boss. If that doesn’t work, I’m always willing to pick up some other side jobs,” she said. “I want to keep working and if that means I have to stay here in Philadelphia, that’s fine, but I don’t want to stay here forever. I don’t want to stay anywhere forever.” Jackson said she enjoys listening to music while she works. “I go through really harsh phases between different genres of music,” she said. “Right now, I’ve been listening to a lot of Tigers Jaw. I like to listen to more quiet music when I’m try-

ing to get into my think space while really digging in to create my work. I try not to let that be the loudest voice in the room, I want my artwork to be.” And while listening to that music, Jackson fantasizes a common artistic dream. “My ideal world would be to use real live models, but it’s hard to get someone to sit still for you,” Jackson said. Her roommate gets to be the lucky model every now and then, or Jackson even looks at her own reflection in the mirror to complete the last minute touch-ups. “Sometimes, my pieces do have reflections of me in them,” she said. An artist tends to inspire another artist. Jackson’s admiration comes from her childhood babysitter. “She wouldn’t consider herself an artist by any means,” Jackson said, speaking of her former babysitter. “[She] would show us little crafty things like how to make a turkey with your hand. I think that she saw my

interest in what we were doing, and I was really into it. We took it one step further because she would show me watercolors and I would copy pictures and show her. I think she’s creative more in spirit than in fine art.” Bigger things lie ahead for Jackson and the circulation of her artwork. “Currently, I was just commissioned to work for a restaurant opening up in SoHo. I’m making 20 pieces for the place, but only 10 will be hung up. I’m making a daytime version and a nighttime version. It kind of gives the customer two different vibes – the lunch vibe and the nightlife vibe. It opens more visual aid and more interest, I think,” Jackson said. “That’s huge on my list of things to do. I may or may not be making another piece for The Hundreds. I’m excited because there’s a lot to do right now.” Diana David can be reached at



On Thursday, Sept. 12, Yard’s Brewery will be taking over the beers on tap at Earth – Bread and Brewery in Germantown. The Philadelphia brewery will be showcasing its newest concoction, PYNK, as well as old favorites, including Taste of Good Hope, Philadelphia Pale Ale and Brawler. PYNK, which is new this year, is being marketed by Yards as a tart berry ale. There will also be complementary pint glasses. Later that day, the brewery will have happy hour from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. It will be $2 off its current house beers on tap. At 9:30 p.m. there will be live music by Brandon Morsberger, commonly known as Brandad. For more information about Yards Brewery, visit their website atyardsbrewing. com. To find out more about Earth – Bread and Brewery visit - Samantha Tighe

SODA MAKING AND TOMATO JAM WORKSHOPS Greensgrow Farm is hosting two workshops this month, each hosted by local food bloggers. The first program, a natural soda-making workshop, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14. Amanda Feifer, of local food fermentation blog Phickle, will teach guests soda brewing methods that include using seasonal produce, such as ginger. The second session is Saturday, Sept. 21 from noon to 2 p.m. Blogger Marisa McClellan of Food In Jars will host the Tomato Jam Workshop. This session will show guests how to preserve and make tomato jams. Each participant will leave with his or her own jar of jam. The event is $35 and registration is online at -Sarae Gdovin

MAKING ART FROM UNUSUAL MEDIUMS The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia is a unique museum that focuses on creating new art out of unconventional materials and fabrics. Since June 22, the museum has been showing a series of documents from the Permanent Collection. This exhibit will only last through the fall and will showcase FWM’s artistic history that was made with creative contemporary artists. Many movements within the field of The Fabric Workshop since 1977 will be shown throughout the exhibit. There are more than 5,600 objects for display in the exhibit. Work by prior resident artists such as Sidney Goodman, Tom Marioni and Jean Shin will be showcased. Admission is $3 for each adult. The exhibit is located at 1222 Arch St. -Chelsea Finn




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to the functionality, social media aspects of it and the nitty gritty of information being put out,” Vasopoli said. To ensure each theater company had a say in the development of the app, each had a representative consult Vasopoli with what they would like to see in the app. “A lot of these [theater] companies are medium to small-sized, so a lot of them don’t have a specific marketing person or publicist,” Vasopoli said. Vasopoli added that before the app’s official release, 15 different people from the seven theater companies had looked at it to make sure it met their needs. “For me, it was really important to have a calendar and map so that someone coming into Philly that didn’t have access to insider information about the smaller [theater] companies in Philly could download this up, pull it up and see what dates they were looking to see a show, and all of our [theater] companies to be represented,” said Allison Heishman, the artistic associate at Azuka Theatre. “We don’t have a lot of overlap between the seven [theater] companies, which is fantastic, so one week you might be able to see a show at Azuka

and the next month at Inis Nua. There’s that nice distribution, so that calendar was really important to me. Then the map was interesting because you can take whatever neighborhood you’re in – we’re pretty spread out around the city – so you can pull up the location [of nearby shows].” In addition to maps and calendars, the app also includes reviews, media galleries to view photos and videos, links to each theater company’s website and social media, the ability to purchase tickets and post about shows via Facebook and Twitter. In addition, the app will also send notifications and give exclusive offers. “What’s great about an app is that you can change it within minutes, so that if there’s something that happens like a show gets a nomination or a great review, then we [can update the app] within minutes to reflect that,” Vasopoli said. “Being right in their hand [on a screen] is much more effective than a postcard or poster.” The Off Broad Street app is available for free on iPhones and Android devices. Luis Fernando Rodriguez can be reached at luis.fernando@temple. edu or on Twitter @theluisfernando.

Chelsea Wolfe debuts her newest album, “Pain is Beauty,” which was released on Sept. 3 with a show at the Union Tranfer on Sept. 14. | COURTESY SARGENT HOUSE “We made a beat out of an industrial elevator so it’s not always drum samples,” Wolfe said. “They’re actual sounds from the world and that was important to me.” The tour that Wolfe has just embarked upon is a lengthy undertaking. Unlike many of her contemporaries, Wolfe is not an artist that relishes in the spotlight. Indicative of this is the fact that she used to perform under a veil. But it appears that this is a fear that she has at least somewhat put on the backburner, as her latest tour consists of 47 dates spanning across 17 countries. “[Touring is] kind of some-

thing that I’ve accepted as part of my job,” Wolfe said. “But I’ve also learned to love the live experience a bit more in the fact that it can be really special if the energy is right and if the mood is right. Sometimes it is a big challenge for me to be able to get on stage and I wish I could be invisible, but it’s something I’m constantly struggling to overcome.” Aesthetically, Wolfe has little in common with her folk and indie contemporaries. Spotting Wolfe in a color other than black is a rarity, with the exception of a vintage red dress that she sports on the cover of “Pain Is Beauty.” She used to perform

live with a black Gibson SG, the guitar famously used by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi. It has only recently made way for a Fender Jaguar, decked out in all black, of course. And Wolfe is just as prone to soothe listeners with a melody as she is to battering them with dissonance. But somehow, Wolfe manages to make it work. “Honestly, my musical influences and background are a bit all over the place,” Wolfe said. “I really love old country and black metal. I love ‘70s rock ‘n roll, so I think all those styles of music come together in my head somehow and kind of created the music that I make.”

Her strange and eclectic musical background began during her early youth. Her father, a country musician, had a home studio that Wolfe was able to tinker with. “I think that was the most influential on me because I learned how to record at a young age, and I started writing songs at a young age,” Wolfe said. “I started making music when I was nine-years-old and I never really stopped.” In addition to spooky films from yesteryear, the music of Wolfe is prompted from several other places that are less than traditional. “I’m inspired by the intensity of nature,” Wolfe said. “And I’m interested in instincts, feral love, fighting for the ones that you love and fighting to survive. There’s definitely an aspect of that in there. And nature in general is very inspiring. It could be peaceful, it can be scary, it can be intense and it could be light.” Chelsea Wolfe, along with True Widow, will perform Sept. 14 at Union Transfer. David Zisser can be reached at

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seg said. Customers grabbing dinner there for Restaurant Week can stay for drinks such as “Voodoo Juice” and “Purple Haze.” “Voodoo Juice” is Malibu pineapple, Malibu coconut, Malibu mango, with cranberry, pineapple and orange juice. “Purple Haze” is comprised of raspberry vodka, raspberry li-

queur, blueberry liqueur, Blue Curacao and cranberry sour mix. True to its name, Bleu Martini offers multiple martinis, including blueberry and Jolly Ranger varieties. A different martini bar, located on 2nd Street as well, is The Continental Martini Bar. Part of the Starr restaurant en-

terprise, it’s hard to miss with its spinning olive outside. Promoting global tapas cuisine, the restaurant is another spot to go with a group for Restaurant Week. The Continental is also offering special cocktails for the week at discounted prices. With six in total, the drinks are split into two categories: sweet and

savory. On the sweet side is a margarita with citrus peel agave, a root beer float with bourbon and house made cream and a take on the Long Island Iced Tea called Old City Tea with chai tea cola. The savory cocktails available are a margarita with cilantro and jalapeno, a gin and celery combo and an Old Fash-

ioned with a choice of vodka, gin or bourbon. Many of the restaurants participating during the week will have drink specials and deals. Another way to choose what to order is to ask what drink is the most popular. While Restaurant Week is mainly about eating out at a cheaper price, it is also about

experiencing new things, which could include trying a new drink. Sinead Cummings can be reached at




LGBTQ gaining more recognition in film culture Colatriano explores LGBTQ coverage in the media.


t occurred to me on Aug. 27 at approximately 12:22 p.m. that I feel as if I know nothing about LGBTQ media. I made it a point to embark on a journey to learn more about this, which I felt I had minimal working knowledge about -– certainly not enough Chelsea Colatriano to flesh out Roll Tape a character. So I decided to explore. That night, I thought of the beginnings of a script idea. Although I identify with a straight female character, the main character I created was a homosexual male. Consequently, I felt the need to do some research. Whenever I write a script, story, poem or sentence, my first priority is to represent the subject as accurately as I can. Especially when the character I want to write is far removed from me. No matter if the piece is about fictional characters or

real people, my mantra remains the same: the subject should always be accurately represented. So I started where all thoughtful character research starts: Wikipedia. And don’t pull that, “Wikipedia is so high school. I only use JSTOR and Academic Search Premier now,” on me. I see right through that. You’re not fooling me. The Wikipedia page for “Media portrayal of LGBT people,” is where I started. According to Wikipedia, “Because lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people look just like anyone else, the media often adds images to make the gay community as visible as a difference in skin color. In many forms of popular entertainment, gay men are portrayed as overly promiscuous, flashy and incredibly bold.” It was just a good jumping off point. Yes, the media often attributes certain iconography to cultures and subcultures to make them more easily identifiable and easier to slap a label on. However, I’m more interested in writing what is true to the character. Being gay is only one facet of the character, and there are other parts that make up the whole. My adventure through the vast knowledge that is Wikipedia eventually led me to Logo’s

website. Logo is a network dedicated to providing programming targeted at an LGBTQ audience. I have never seen anything on this channel, nor did I previously know it existed. In its FAQ section, one of the questions it answered is, “Is Logo TV a ‘gay channel?” It tastefully replied: “Yes! No! It depends on what you mean. If you mean TV that appeals to a gay audience, and their friends, and their families, and people who are beyond labels, and people who just happen to like a smart, welldesigned, often outrageous sensibility, then yes, absolutely. If you mean, like, in a more polarizing sense of a channel only for gay viewers, and that only shows programs that only have gay characters, then no, not so much. We’ve found that the majority of our viewers are happier with inclusive TV that reflects their lives and that which they can share with friends.” I spoke with Nick Lucier, a senior media studies and production major who interned at Logo in its original programming department. I asked him how he felt about Logo’s mission. “In the media, Logo contributes to the image of the LGBTQ identity as being the only network solely aimed at the queer audience. The network

Nick Lucier interned at Logo TV, a LGBT channel. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN has made positive impact in terms of the queer community by releasing programs that contain heavy LGBTQ content, and produced shows that enhanced the image of gay and lesbian life in a time that it was still very controversial,” he said. So, is the media’s portrayal of LGBTQ characters becoming more truthful? Lucier thinks that they are. “Nowadays, most shows have some sort of queer character in them, or has characters experimenting with their sexuality, and I believe that to be crucial in a time where so many

are learning many different social norms from the media,” Lucier said. “Having a confused child able to relate to a character who is struggling with their sexuality can be that one time when they connect to another person, regardless of the medium.” Whether it’s fair or not, unconsciously or consciously, we relate to the characters we see on the screen. This is exactly why I sent myself on this wild journey to learn more about the topic. I want to be able to write truthful characters because I know that truth translates to pieces that people care about.

At least, I feel like I can notice when an artist is truthful. Truth can’t be measured. I fell down a rabbit hole. I began this journey wanting to do research for a character and ended up learning more than I anticipated about LGBTQ culture in the media. Chelsea Colatriano can be reached at

A taste of international flavors comes to Rittenhouse

and the fun and exciting flavors there,” Mascieri said. “Everyone likes to travel, so for a few minutes you can learn about and experience the flavors of another place.” Some of the international items include sandwiches Oslo, Seoul and Istanbul. Oslo, inspired by the city in Norway, includes smoked salmon, homemade horseradish, caper dill cream, roasted potatoes, tomato and spring mix on toasted multigrain bread, giving it the feel of a real Scandinavian sandwich. Seoul is a South Koreaninspired sandwich with bugolgi-

styled beef short ribs, pickled daikon and cabbage, scallion and sriracha mayonnaise on a pressed French roll. Istanbul is one of the vegetarian sandwiches on the menu. It includes eggplant marinated in olive oil and spices, homemade Turkish cacik, which is a sauce similar to tzatziki, portabella mushrooms and onions on toasted ciabatta bread, making it a sandwich full of Middle Eastern flavors. Although it may seem as if Philadelphia is overgrown with cafes throughout the city, students see establishments such as Plenty as a welcome addition.


Lara LaSpina, a senior kinesiology major, is glad to see a new café that can cater to her vegetarian needs. “I don’t think that there are too many cafes, because it is a big city and everyone has different tastes,” LaSpina said. “And personally, as a vegetarian, I’m excited for there to be another café opening with vegetarian options. There have been times I had to walk out of a restaurant or café because I saw nothing on the menu I could eat.” Senior political science major Brian Berry is open to more healthy neighborhood businesses.


“I think more places like that are better than tons of fast food options on every corner,” he said. Nearly everything in the café is made from scratch, including smoked and roasted meats. “It is something I’ve always done, and wanted to have a gourmet cafe but be able to get it quick,” said Mascieri. “The quality doesn’t need to suffer. You don’t need to be full service to do it.” Thanks to Mascieri’s philosophy, Plenty focuses on local and organic ingredients. They feature products from local

purveyors such as Countrytime Farm, Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, Free Bird, as well as other nearby farms and bakeries. “Buying local allows me to see the farmers and have a connection with them,” Mascieri said. Along with food, Plenty also focuses on using local ingredients for its full service coffee bar. The beans come from local roasters La Colombe Torrefaction, Rival Bros. and ReAnimator Coffee. One menu item that will be unique to the new Rittenhouse location will be a sandwich

made in collaboration with Rival Bros. roaster and chef Jonathan Adams. It will use his own coffee in a new sandwich creation, however more of the specific details are being kept as a surprise until the grand opening, which has yet to be announced. For more information about Plenty Café and to view the menu, visit plentyphiladelphia. com. Sarae Gdovin can be reached at

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Even the tourism office can reach new people and point them in the right direction.” Visit Philly and With Art Philadelphia have collaborated to find the best original art photo through the lens of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook users. Pictures of paintings can be taken at local museums or galleries to enter the contest. Not only does painted art count, but so do gardens, murals and sculptures. In order to enter the contest, the picture must be of art in the Philadelphia area, and it can be submitted through Visit Philly’s Facebook. Users can also send their picturea by posting them on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #PhillyArtContest. “We know from our experience in social media that certain things are popular to take pictures of [on Instagram]. We see how people want to take pictures on their own of certain subjects. One of those subjects is art. We wanted to bring out their enthusiasm to capture public art,” Bean said. The contest gives the opportunity for 10 people to win what Visit Philly describes

as a “free art-filled weekend getaway,” or free art museum memberships. While browsing Temple’s campus, or even the streets of Philadelphia, it isn’t uncommon to see an iPhone or another smartphone in the hands of the people who are out and about. This contest can involve more than half of the Philadelphia community. When questioned if contests held on social media websites attract a certain age group, senior Ryann McHale believes it does. “Twitter, Instagram, it’s aged middle school to college graduate, easily,” McHale said. “I don’t know anybody over the college graduate age who uses Instagram like we do.” Junior health profession and social work major Danielle Thor also believes that contests held on social media sites attract a younger audience, but said the older generation has an equal opportunity. “I think, no matter what age, if you’re determined to put yourself out there and are interested in keeping up with art,

you can easily explore your options,” Thor said. This isn’t the first time that Visit Philly has done a contest involving art and social media. During the end of April, Visit Philly held a contest via Pinterest called, “Pin Your Way with Art.” Those who entered the contest had to pin a minimum of 10 images from specific locations that Visit Philly showed through their Pinterest boards. Not only were there art boards, but there were also hotel and dining boards where users could pin images. “I think social media gives all kinds of information and it makes interests more accessible,” Bean said. “People are able to be exposed to things they may not have been exposed to before social media. Currently, we have more than 800 entries, so people are clearly responding.” Looking through the hashtag #PhillyArtContest on Instagram, it’s easy to see that people are using this project creatively. Among Instagram, users can find photos of murals, the giant paintbrush near the


Instagram users can scroll through the hashtag #phillyartproject to see all contestants. | ANDREW THAYER TTN Race-Vine subway stop on the Broad Street Line, the architecture of City Hall, the sculptures at Love Park, shots of run-down buildings and more. “I love to see people creating their own photographs on their own social websites. Instead of us pushing the news out, these fans are doing it

themselves,” Bean said The last day to use the hashtag to win the contest is Sept. 12. Chelsea Finn can be reached at

Local longtime fan produces ‘Total Divas’ Mike Wehr reflects on the success of his show on E! Network.


he hottest show in professional wrestling doesn’t air on Monday nights. Actually, it barely features matches. But it does contain all of the action, drama, comedy and sex appeal that lure us to sports entertainment. It’s “Total Divas” on John Corrigan E!. Even Cheesesteaks though I and Chairshots usually avoid reality shows, I’m a sucker for anything related to World Wrestling Entertainment. That’s why I bought a Playboy magazine with Torrie Wilson and Sable on the cover from a flea market last year. Yeah, that’s why. “Total Divas” offers an all-access pass into the lives of seven women traveling across the country to perform high-risk maneuvers while maintaining that supermodel appearance and hopefully, some semblance of a personal life. When “Total Divas” pre-

miered in July, many wrestling fans criticized the show for its inconsistencies with WWE storylines. For example, the series debut emphasized Natalya’s shock and sorrow over not being booked for WrestleMania. While I’m sure Natalya’s sentiments were genuine, anyone who watched wrasslin’ for at least two weeks realized that the Great Kahli’s dancing partner shouldn’t have expected to appear at WWE’s version of the Super Bowl. Despite suspending my belief to a further degree than pro wrestling already requires, I enjoy the program and encourage critics to “goosefraba.” I realize that wrestling fans are stubborn and overprotective of their passion being tampered with by unknowledgeable Hollywood honchos. But don’t worry, I met one. His name is Michael Wehr. He is a story producer. And he is definitely one of us. “I became a fan when I was very young watching ‘Prime Time Wrestling’ on a Monday night,” Wehr said. “I’m not sure if it was Big Boss Man and Akeem, but two big guys were destroying these jobbers. I didn’t know if I liked it, but for the next few weeks I was hooked. Twenty-seven years later, I’m still watching.” Wehr, a Bangor, Pa., native, said his favorites include Big Boss Man, Mr. Perfect, Razor

Ramon, and his all time favorite, Kurt Angle. Graduating with a degree in television/film from DeSales University in 2003, Wehr moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in post-production. So how did this local, lifelong fanatic end up working on a project for his dream company? “I lucked out,” Wehr said. “In Hollywood, they always say it’s who you know; it’s not a cliché. I was working on a show for TLC called “Gypsy Sisters” and I was going to sign on for season two, but I started interviewing for other shows. One of my ex-coworkers recommended me to a friend of his, and all I heard was that it was a wrestling show about girl wrestlers. So I made the call to the powers that be and within 30 seconds, she told me it was for the WWE and I said I’ll sign on. I had to break some ties, but everybody knows you have to go where the work is, and I don’t think I could live with myself if I passed up on a WWE show.” As a story producer, Wehr pieces the scenes to develop a narrative. “I watch endless amounts of footage,” Wehr said. “I take different aspects and form a story without manipulating it too much. Going in, the executive producers kind of have an idea of what direction they want to go in, but other times a scene

The second show at the newly reopened Boot and Saddle will see the former country and western bar play host to the ever cheeky, ever-vulgar oi!punk band Hard Skin. Surely to the chagrin of many a Hank Williams fan. Joining them will be The Droogettes.

will be shot and the story is not getting across, so we have to figure how to do that as quickly as possible. Two people could be having a heart-to-heart, and then all of a sudden a dog could run in barking with some kids and ruin the scene.” The fourth episode, “The Fat Twin,” was the first in the series where the storyline was Wehr’s sole creation. Nikki Bella worried about her weight, Ariane Andrew considered breast implants and Natalya tells her fiancé T.J. “Tyson Kidd” Wilson that their relationship lacks romance. “I have a feeling that [episode] four is the funniest in the series,” Wehr said. “I’m all about making people laugh and getting a clip on ‘The Soup,’ which I did. Plus, you never really see wrestlers’ true relationships on TV so that was neat.” Wehr expected the show to be successful but never imagined it would become such a staple of E!. “You can usually get a sense of how good a show is going to be from your first day of work,” Wehr said. “If I’m watching something and I don’t laugh or sense drama, then I get worried. On ‘Total Divas,’ there was always some sort of nugget that could be translated into good television. The fact that the WWE fan base is so huge and E! was so gracious to promote it as much as it has

definitely helps. But I didn’t think the numbers would go up every week. We went from a 1.3 to 1.7 [million] in just two weeks. That’s not unheard of, but I think the surprise of it all is that people didn’t expect a show about female wrestlers to rival shows like ‘The Kardashians.’” Since Wehr has seen more of these divas than their families probably do, I put him on the spot to name his favorite cast member. “I liked Nattie before the show, but now I see how great of a character she is,” Wehr said. “She’s hilarious and her relationship with Tyson Kidd is something out of a sitcom. I wish the WWE would let her branch out a little more on their shows, and it finally looks like they are, especially after all she has been through. But the Funkadactyls are the runaway stars of the show. They’re finally getting a chance to be something other than cheerleaders. ” Despite the emphasis on eye candy, Wehr believes “Total Divas” is a credit to the business. “I think it is doing a lot of justice for wrestling,” Wehr said. “It’s bringing in people who might have never watched, and now they can appreciate and possibly tune in to wrestling. Honestly, I think this whole thing is going to help every girl’s career.”

Gloomy to the point of devastation yet hauntingly beautiful, the enigmatic Chelsea Wolfe is paying Union Transfer a visit in support of her new LP “Pain is Beauty.” Expect to hear several songs off the new joint, including at least one of her electronic numbers to dilute the morose. Also performing will be her tour mates in True Widow.


Bringing to life dance music for anyone that ever truly liked AFI, Youth Code is fresh off the release of its infectious yet equally terrifying debut selftitled LP. Taking the aggression and industrial club sensibilities of Nine Inch Nails and turning up the former by a thousand, Youth Code is coming to forcibly make the audience groove. Joining the band will be Philadelphia goth rockers Night Sins.

-David Zisser

INEXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVES FOR THE UNDERAGED PEP Bowl, located at 1200 S. Broad St., offers inexpensive fun on Thursday nights. From 9:30 p.m. to midnight, bowling games cost $4 and shoe rentals are $3. During the week from 2 to 6 p.m., the cost is $14 for two hours of all-you-can-bowl gaming, which includes shoe rental. PEP Bowl is located at Broad and Federal streets and is an original 1950s bowling alley. Making Philly Hot List for best bowling consistently, including this year, the alley must be doing something right. Head over with a group of friends for some competitive fun or make it an inexpensive date destination. -Sinead Cummings


What’s KANYE WEST SCHEDULES STOP IN PHILLY PHILLY TO GET MORE THAN 25 NEW RESTAURANTS going on @uwishunu tweeted on Sept. 7 that more than 25 new restaurants @Phillyinquirer tweeted on Sept. 6 that Kanye West has scheduled the U.S. tour for his new album “Yeezus,” with a stop in Philly at in the city, are coming to Philly, including the Tria Taproom, a new HipCityVeg in University City, the Ashton Cigar Bar and Rx Farmacy, which is a farmthe Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 16. An article disclosing more details brought to-table restaurant. For a full list of currently opened restaurants and on the event speculated that Kendrick Lamar, who has been the opento you by ones opening in the near future, visit its website. er for West’s tour thus far, will not be making an appearance. Twitter. GIOVANNI’S ROOM TO CLOSE BLOKTOBERFEST RETURNS From restaurants, to music to store YUMTOWN GETS NEW LOCATION @YumtownUSA tweeted on Sept. 6 that @PhillyMag tweeted on Sept. 5 that @Foobooz tweeted on Sept. 6 that Blokopenings, Twitter is the go to for they’re now open at Clark Park. The food truck Giovanni’s Room, an iconic LGBT bookstore toberfest will return this year on Oct. 19. The is bringing back famous sandwiches such as on 12th and Pine streets, will close its doors the latest updates. For breaking massive block party takes over four blocks of the Edgar Allen Potato and a new creation it after 40 years. Opened in 1973, it is the oldnews and daily updates on campus, calls the “Pacific Rim,” which has “marinated South Street between Broad and 18th Street, est LGBT bookstore in the country and has and combines beer, music and food. It is free follow The Temple News on Twitter tofu, teriyaki eggplant, dandelion greens, enbeen a center in LGBT civil rights. Owner Ed to attend. dive and sliced apple on a baguette.” Hermance hopes to keep the building running @TheTempleNews. under a new owner, but will sell if unable.




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Temple, Coard said he had an epiphany. “I was at the Electric Factory for a Public Enemy concert, my favorite group of all time,” Coard said. “I stopped to look around and thought, ‘Wow, the only black people are me, Chuck D, Flavor Flav and the rest of the group.’ All the black people were at a dumbass Puffy or Three 6 Mafia concert. Why is it that the white audience has greater appreciation for more intellectual rap than black people? The answer is obvious - the racism in the American educational system.” Coard then changed his approach from instructing about law to educating about rhythm and poetry. “I want to make sure what happened to blues with my grandparents doesn’t happen to hip hop,” Coard said. “If you go to a hardcore blues club today, it is predominantly white. I support the notion of diversity, but I want black people to be there to understand that they were the genesis of all this.” After four years of teaching a free hip hop program, the university contacted him about declaring the class a two-credit undergraduate course. “They said [they liked] the idea that it is relevant to the youth,” Coard said. “But what they really liked is that we got into poetry and literature. If you come to my class just to hear Lil Wayne, you came to the wrong class. We get to that at a later point, but we have to lay a foundation first.” Jonathan Edelman, senior management information systems and economics major, claims that the class structure was unlike anything he had ever experienced at Temple. “It was an academic look at a non-academic topic,” Edelman said. “The class was a free form, as in we took it where our discussion lead us. In one session, we just went over curse words and where they came from.” Edelman respected Coard’s reputation in the legal world, but admired his passion for hip hop even more. “[Coard] was nothing that you would expect from read-

ing about him as this prominent lawyer in Philadelphia,” Edelman said. “He had some pretty long dreads, actually. He was a great source of knowledge and was always open to listening to new stuff we would bring him.” Coard said he refuses to be distanced by the age gap with his students. “I remember this quote that a professor told me in college,” Coard said. “’The more you know, the more you [understand], the less you know.’ These students come in and tell me about artists and music that I never heard of. ” While the weekly discussions include current events within the urban community, the semester-long goal of the class focuses on composing a list of the Top 25 rappers. “I wanted to be more interactive with the students, and there’s nothing that gets people’s blood boiling more than a list of who is the best,” Coard said. “In the first class, students tell me every rhymer they know and we get a list of about 150. Each week, we chop it down and students debate and defend who they believe should stay. ” Armando Sullivan, senior geography and urban studies major, believes hip hop is a legitimate subject for collegiate studies. “I had never seen it as an academic opportunity before,” Sullivan said. “I love the music, but now I have a much more devoloped way of evaluating artists. It’s easy to write off artists for different reasons, but if you actually listen to the lyrical content, the level of production, the ability to rhyme, and the ability to keep a crowd engaged, those are the real parameters for judging.” Coard said he is compelled to defend the class: It’s close to his heart. “Many of the parents who are paying for tuition and looking at the classes are wondering what is this hip hop s----,” Coard said. “I want people to know this class not a joke. It’s as difficult as a physics course. Just ask the students.” John Corrigan can be reached at


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John Nichols and Robert McChesney will enlighten the Temple community about America’s political system this month. The authors of the book “Dollarocracy” examine the current state of democracy and offer their insight on “how the money and media election complex is destroying America.” They will lecture on their book at the Kiva Auditorium in Mitten Hall Sept. 17 at 4:30 p.m. Students of the School of Media and Communication are encouraged to attend, but all members of the Temple community are also invited. Nichols and McChesney were chosen as speakers in a lecture circuit hosted by the university as a way to expose students, especially graduate students, to new ideas and important questions. Since many Temple students have a media-related major, Nichols and McChesney, both well-known academic scholars in the field of media and communications, were deemed an effective lecture opportunity for the student body. “I hope it stimulates intellectual inquiry and conversation,” Associate Dean of the School of Media and Communication Patrick Murphy said. “I think that it will get people thinking about the relationship that they have with their media outlets, and how that shapes the particular opinions that we have.” As Nichols and McChesney examine how billionaires fund political parties in their own interest in “Dollarocracy,” which they will highlight in their free lecture appearance.

Bike Temple offers instruction on how to properly care for bikes, including tire maintenance and chain cleaning. | MEAGHAN POGUE TTN

Bike Temple offers riders safety lessons

- Brian Tom



in addition to hosting Urban Riding Basics courses, also plans events to get more of the community involved in Temple’s bike culture. “The idea is to get people out on bicycles and have fun together,” Larson said. “Philadelphia is a compact city and it’s easy to get around quickly. I don’t think that a lot of Temple students necessarily get to experience that, especially in their first couple of years.” Stationed in the Office of Sustainability, Bike Temple encourages the community to take up biking for a number of reasons, one of which is for its low environmental impact. “By promoting bicycling [through Urban Riding Basics] as

a viable commuter choice, we are working on decreasing our transportation related greenhouse gas emissions,” Director of Sustainability Kathleen Grady said. “But, the Urban Riding Basics class does a really great job of making sure that we’re not only encouraging people to bike, but to also bike safely. Bike Temple offers Urban Riding Basics courses as a formal instruction by pairing new riders who need more experience riding in a city environment with more advanced bicyclists. In addition to being geared towards budding cyclists, the course stresses that drivers should also be knowledgeable in common bike laws and procedures.

“Part of our challenge is to make sure that drivers are also educated on the rules of the road as well,” Grady said. “Even if people aren’t planning to cycle, the course is great for those who want to be aware of those rules, too.” Prior to taking the class, freshman entrepreneurial anthropology major Allie Wallace’s biking experience was limited to riding in rural settings, unlike the challenging dynamic of an urban setting. “There’s a lot of useful Philly information and general urban riding information,” Wallace said. “I was kind of intimidated to start, but now I feel like I can ride around this weekend.”

Temple students and staff are invited to travel back in time to change the future. On Sept. 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the courtyard of Tomlinson Theater at 1301 Norris St., Temple alumna and Holocaust survivor, Fredia Tabak (CLA ’53,) and Professor Emeritus of Jewish studies and Holocaust scholar Hanoch Guy will present “The Hope of Never Again.” The free program will remember the Holocaust and address how similar instances of genocide continue to affect modern society. The program’s central theme of “triumph over tragedy” will examine society’s judgment of the human condition, from the Holocaust to present day. Calling upon personal insight of the Holocaust, Guy and Tabak will speak on the idea of “never again” to aid in the prevention of future genocide through the study of past atrocities. Also located in the Tomlinson Theater, a small reception will be held in the theatre lobby 30 minutes prior to the event. In case of rain, a backup location is the Joe First Media Center at 2020 N. 13th St., between Annenberg Hall and the Tomlinson Theater. The event is sponsored by The Temple University Alumni Association in conjunction with the Myer and Rosalind Center for American Jewish Studies and Hillel at Temple University: The Edward H. Rosen Center for Jewish Life. Guests can register for the event online through the Temple University Alumni Association events page.

Bike Temple’s Urban Riding Basics course is offered periodically throughout the month of September as a promotion of National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Information on the courses and when they are presented can be found on the Office of Sustainability’s events calendar. Bike Temple will be teaching another course at Morgan Hall on Sept. 17. “This class ensures that [new bicyclists] are comfortable,” Grady said. “This can be a lifestyle that they can continue beyond their time here at Temple.” Brian Tom can be reached at brian.


Ali’s offers students Middle Eastern flavors cence in Kuwait before immigrating to the United States when he was 21 years old. He received an education from three different Philadelphia colleges, and said he’s grateful for the opportunities he’s gotten. “I took English at Temple in 1981, then attended St. Joseph’s University for business management and the Community College of Philadelphia for hotel and restaurant management,” Ibrahim said. “It never occurred to me that I’d stay in America, but when I got the opportunity to become a citizen, I was very excited. I’m very glad to be an American.” After catering at an event, Ibrahim was asked to open a truck. He opened one on Temple’s campus in 1987, offering Middle Eastern favorites like falafel and baba ghanoush, along with American staples like cheesesteaks and hoagies. “I make Middle Eastern dishes well. There are a lot of Middle Eastern and Jewish students who enjoy the kosher food and visit all the time,” Ibrahim said. “I know all of my customers by name and their order, and there are certain professors who have been coming here for 27 years and ordering the same dish.” Ibrahim said he isn’t offended if students prefer traditional American dishes. As a business owner, he said he knows he must cater to the major-


Ali Ibrahim said he doesn’t mind when students prefer American options.| LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN ity, but still believes in making the dishes he grew up with. “I like making dishes that are representative of my culture, but you also need the American foods in there to appeal to everyone,” Ibrahim said. “It’s up to the people to choose what they like.” Mohammed Alakeel, a senior finance major, said he prefers the traditional Middle Eastern options because they remind him of home. “I’m a Middle Eastern student, and my dad always told me that I had to go to Ali’s,” Alakeel said. “I think I miss the food the most, and Ali of-


“How do you feel about the no-alcohol policy in residence halls?


fers the best.” Now a resident of Northeast Philadelphia, Ibrahim said he has no desire or plans to go back to the Middle Eastern countries that he once called home. He said he likes the typical Philadelphia attitudes that he encounters. “If I were to go back to Syria, I would have to serve in the military for two to three years,” Ibrahim said. “I don’t believe in violence or weapons. As for Kuwait, my visa to go back there expired. When I first came to America, I went to Connecticut and Ohio, and the people were

“It will be very beneficial in the future because there should never be alcohol on campus no matter what age you are.”



too friendly. I was like, ‘I need to get back to Philly.’” Out of all of the things he’s done during his time in America, Ibrahim said his favorite experience was purchasing his business and the challenges that came along with it, since it eventually enabled him to put his two brothers and sisters through college at Temple after his father passed away. “My favorite memory is when I opened the truck and it was for real, you know?” Ibrahim said. “It became a big challenge and a big experience, but I like challenges and I was very successful.” Ibrahim said he originally had a rough time learning American customs, making friends and being separated from his family. To fill the void of the Middle Eastern customs he missed at the time, he played the drums and sang in a band that played primarily Middle Eastern music. Ibrahim also played soccer. “I still like to play soccer,” Ibrahim said. “I manage a team that plays tournaments in the fall and spring through the Temple Adult Student Association. But I had to cut down on playing music after I bought the business because there is a lot of work.” Ariane Pepsin can be reached at

“It’s understandable for anyone who’s under 21, but if you’re over 21 you should have the right to have alcohol in your dorm.”



- Lora Strom

PAYING TO WORK The most influential and underrated aspect of higher education is the internship. Although the concept of working for zero compensation can be nerve-wracking, the numerous benefits last much longer than a minimum wage paycheck. If the internship warrants three course credits, that is one less classroom to walk into. The amount of money saved on books, hours saved in the TECH Center and the ability to focus on personal interests sounds promising. However, the credits need to be closely inspected because an internship and five classes could end up costing extra money in the long run. Students are only allowed to take a maximum of 18 credits per semester. Tuition only covers 17 credits, so maxing out at 18 will cost an additional $600. For example, a student can take four classes for three credits each and an internship, which would total 15 credits. If the student wants to take five classes for three credits each and an internship for only two credits, they could keep their credit count at 17, provided that their internship is flexible. Many students struggle to effectively stay on track for graduation while attempting to avoid overbudgeting their credits. Advisers suggest that students check in at least once a semester to stay on track and avoid surprise extensions of their college career.

-John Corrigan

“I think the new policy is going to influence students to go elsewhere to feed their habits, but overall I think it’s a good policy.”






Student offers fashion advice: ‘Be yourself ’ Rembert spoke with fashionista Antonia Curry about her go-to styles on campus this past week.


noticed Antonia Curry sitting at the Bell Tower studying on Wednesday afternoon. Her look – a long, flowy, patterned dress paired with flat, hippie-style sandals – was effortless. She wore her hair down and added a few small pieces of jewelry to set off the Melonee Rembert outfit. She Fashion Faceoff l o o k e d ethereal and pretty. Though this sophomore is undeclared in her major, she’s not confused when it comes to style. The Temple News: How would you describe your personal style? Antonia Curry: I like to wear bohemian and indie things. I like bigger sweaters, long dresses, maxi skirts, all that stuff. TTN: Where do you get inspiration from? AC: Free People. I just look at their stuff and I’m like, ‘oh my god.’ It’s all so nice and

Lieberman investigates how to achieve Curry’s style in store and online.


axi dresses are a wardrobe staple since they can go from casual to formal with just a simple change of shoes or jewelry. It can be difficult, however, to find at them at affordable prices. But don’t be discouraged – great deals are still within reach while out searching for the perfect maxi dress. Students should target the countl e s s deals availa b l e when it comes to updating t h e i r Maura Lieberman fashion Fashion Faceoff for the season changes, including little known, inexpensive stores that are within blocks of each other in Center City. Thrifty stores, like Buffalo Exchange located on 17th and Chestnut streets, offer upscale clothing items that are gently used. Although it may take some exploration, shoppers can find some upscale brands and clothes in good condition. The fashionista of the week, Antonia Curry, got her entire

I just love it. I just try to either buy it there or, if it’s too much, I try to match it with other stores. TTN: Do you have any fashion icons you look up to style-wise? AC: I love Cher Lloyd and Sky Ferreira’s style. TTN: What stores do you shop at? AC: Free People, Urban Outfitters, Macy’s and PacSun. TTN: What trends are you looking forward to this fall? AC: Harem pants. I can’t wait to wear those. Boots, I always love boots. Sweaters, leggings and cute beanie hats. I’m going to look for some of those this weekend probably. TTN: Do you have any fashion tips for the students of Temple? AC: Just wear what you want. I wouldn’t wear what I liked last year because I thought people on campus wouldn’t like it or think that I was weird. But, honestly, if you dress like yourself, people love it. It’s cool and you feel pretty, too. Melonee Rembert can be reached at melonee.rembert@temple. edu

Antonia Curry said her favorite store is Free People and has 10 tattoos. |LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN

Antionia Curry loves the styles of Cher Lloyd and Sky Ferreira. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIQUEZ TTN

wardrobe at Free People, which is located next to Urban Outfitters on 16th and Walnut streets. Curry mentioned that she loves to wear maxi skirts, big sweaters and all things bohemian, which are available in abundance at Free People. However, it can be costly for students on a budget. Many thrift shops, retail stores and online clothing sites offer similar styles to Free People at half the price. Fashion gurus can find maxi dresses for lower prices at Charlotte Russe. A basic black maxi dress, available online, is $22 and can be paired with virtually anything because of its simplicity. It can be the building block of an outfit, paired with sandals in the sun or adorned with a sweater for the cooler weather. You can also find deals on the fashion website Tobi. Shoppers get 50 percent off of their first order. I found this simple maxi dress, which can be dressed up or down with heels or flats. Even when fall starts, students can recycle much of their summer apparel. Maxi dresses can look great with a sweater, cardigan or denim jacket. Style is about self-expression, so a look should be personal. Maura Lieberman can be reached at Maura.Lieberman@

Antionia Curry said that she loves boots, but embraces sandals in warm weather . | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIQUEZ TTN

For aspiring student interns, online reputations matter Katro advises students to find online balance between personal and professional.


f you liked someone in elementary school, you would just pass them a note. You didn’t need to set up an online profile or sign up with a phone carrier to get your message across. And if y o u r crush didn’t like you b a c k , t h e r e was really no way to Esther Katro trace the INTERNal Updates l e t t e r back to you. After all, didn’t we all have the same scribbled handwriting in the second grade? In today’s brave new world, you can access the person you fancy after school hours, but everything can be traced back to you. “Accidentally” is no longer a valid term. Whatever goes on the Internet can never truly be deleted. The same is accurate with employers. If they like you, they have the option to reach out to you online and it doesn’t only have to be after an interview. I once tweeted “thank you” to a reporter from the Philadelphia Inquirer, who came to speak to my journalism class. She tweeted back, we now follow each other on Twitter and occasionally favorite or retweet each other’s posts. So can I still post a photo of my lunch now that a profession-

al, in my own field nonetheless, is following me? Twitter is a lot like email, but with a personal touch and a limited word count. When I began interning at NBC News, I signed a contract agreeing never to go up to any celebrities in “30 Rock” and request their autograph or invite them to my house for dinner and that I would never post anything about the internship on social media sites or blogs. While I could talk with future employers about my work there and display my portfolio of what I accomplished, I could only blog or take pictures of the internship at my own risk of being dismissed from the network. It’s important to note that once you have the internship, your social media sites are monitored. With that in mind, clever jabs at your place of work might just stab your future in return. Regardless of whether or not your employer does catch a complaint about work or an inappropriate photo, a potential employer could and would not take the time to get to know you in person simply because they don’t want to risk you damaging the reputation of their company. On the other hand, I’ve been asked to do a lot of social networking for my past and current internships. When I was covering food at Philadelphia Magazine, I always had Twitter open to monitor who tweeted at the publication, and of course tweet out every couple of hours to keep our hungry followers informed. At 5 a.m., I’m out on the “Good Day” set at Fox 29 with specific instructions on what pictures to Instagram, and to get the Twitter handles of our guests in the green room so we can tweet at them during the show

and they can tweet back at us, to network and share our fan base. With so many online sites to post personal content, it’s not only important to keep your online profiles clean, but to use social media as self-promotion. Post a picture of the new robot you built in your engineering class on your Facebook, or tweet about an artist’s work that you’ve always admired. If they see that you share a similar passion, then they’ll be more likely to talk with you. Esther Katro can be reached at




Recruiting class ranked No. 20 in nation

MacWilliams credited assistant Clarhaunt and new conference. HOON JIN The Temple News

College Soccer News has ranked the men’s soccer recruiting class No. 20 in the nation. The Owls beat out conference rivals Houston, UCF, Cincinnati, Memphis, Rutgers and SMU in the rank. Temple also beat out No. 7 Louisville on the list. One person coach David MacWilliams credits is his second-year assistant, Brian Clarhaut. “Well, I think that’s great,” MacWilliams said of the ranking. “We’ve done a really good job. It shows the quality of players we’ve brought in. [Clarhaut]


has come in and done a tremen- tition,” senior midfielder Ryan dous job in that.” Bradbury said. “The new conMacWilliams believes that ference lets us do that.” for the players, it’s not always “It definitely played a huge about playing for a school that part during the decision,” Macis ranked, but feeling comfort- Williams said. “You have to sell able in the environment they are the kids that they want to come playing in. to the school “They liked for education. the coaching staff For the second and liked what part, they want we’re trying to to play at the do,” MacWilhighest level liams said. “They and I think it want to be part had a huge imof something that pact.” we’re trying to Te m p l e ’s build here and felt recruiting class comfortable in consists of school.” eight freshmen Another el- Ryan Bradbury/ senior midfielder and three transement that has fer players. helped in recruitThree of the ing is Temple’s move to the freshmen were ranked among American Athletic Conference. the Top 100 high school players “I think all the guys want by Comcast SportsNet. to play against the best compe“I think it’s our style of

“We really try

to keep the ball on the ground and play a better brand of soccer than a lot of other schools.

play,” Bradbury said of what makes Temple an attractive destination. “We really try to keep the ball on the ground and play a better brand of soccer than a lot of other schools. Some teams like to just kick and run, and we like to keep the ball on the ground and be creative.” With such a large amount of new players, it may take some time for Temple to become an elite ranked team. “We’re obviously a young team, and it’s going to take a while,” MacWilliams said. “We’re in a very good conference, and if we can hold our own in this conference, then I think that’ll be pretty good. We’re obviously trying to shoot for making an impact this year and working hard to improve every game.” Hoon Jin can be reached at

Freshman defenseman Matt Mahoney is one of 11 new athletes on this year’s roster. | AJA ESPINOSA TTN


Season begins Men’s basketball lands first recruit next week 2014 player commits

Obi Enechionyia, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Saint James School in St. James, Md., has committed to Temple, per his Twitter. Enechionyia, ranked as a three-star recruit by both ESPN and Rivals, is the first class of 2014 player to commit to play for the Owls. Temple has had multiple targets commit to other schools over the course of the summer. The Owls have plenty of room for more 2014 players, as they only have nine active players under scholarship for the 2013-14 season. -Evan Cross


Coach honored

After the first quarter of Temple’s game Saturday against Houston, the university honored former coach Wayne Hardin. Hardin led the football team from 1970-82 and has been selected to the 2013 Football Bowl Subdivision College Football Hall of Fame. “What a special honor for a special man,” coach Matt Rhule said in a press release. “I love when he comes around and imparts his wisdom on me and my fellow coaches. Coach Hardin is a winner. He changed the way people looked at Temple football. That 1979 season remains historical. What we need to do is add to his legacy.” Hardin is the winningest football coach in Owls history, as he compiled an 80-52-3 record

in his 13 years with the team. In 1979, he brought his team to the Garden State Bowl where Temple defeated California for its first ever bowl win. The team won a program best 10 games that season. -Avery Maehrer

Bag policy changed Temple announced it will follow the same bag policy as NFL teams in order to promote safety and make fan entry to Lincoln Financial Field smoother. Bags brought into the stadium must be clear, such as a clear plastic drawstring bag or a Ziploc bag. Exceptions are made for clutch purses “approximately the size of a hand” and medically necessary items. Temple’s press release states the policy “will enhance public safety and make it easier for fans to gain access in all NFL stadiums and many large college stadiums as well.” -Evan Cross


Matches released The golf schedule for the 2013 fall season has been released. The schedule features five tournaments spanning from Sept. 14 through Oct. 13. The season will get underway at The McLaughlin Tournament on Sept. 14 in Farmingdale, N.Y. and conclude at the Temple Invitational at Huntingdon Valley, Pa., on Oct. 13. Five tournaments are listed on the schedule, with each one

lasting two days. Aside from Farmingdale, N.Y., the Owls will play tournaments in Newport, R.I., South Kent, Conn., Raleigh, N.C. and Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Temple is led by the efforts of 2013 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, sophomore Brandon Matthews, junior Matt Teesdale, who posted three top-ten finishes in six events in the spring, and senior Matt Crescenzo. -Chase Senior


Fall events revealed

Second-year coach Rebecca Grzybowski announced last week the 2013-14 meets scheduled for the rowing team. The Owls will kick off their season Oct. 12 in the Navy Day Regatta where they will go against Villanova, St. Joseph’s, University of Pennsylvania and other teams in the Philadelphia area. Other fall events include the Head of the Charles Regatta and the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, both to be held in late October. The spring schedule includes eight meets, including the Murphy Cup Regatta and the Knecht Cup. The Owls will wrap up their season at the American Athletic Conference Championships on May 18 which will be in West Windsor, N.J. -Avery Maehrer


Games announced The fall 2013 schedule has

been released for coach Joe DiPietro’s softball squad, and the Owls are set to participate in two tournaments, in addition to hosting two doubleheaders in Ambler, Pa. Temple will open its fall with one of the doubleheaders on Sept. 15 at noon. On Sept. 22, the Owls will play in the UPenn Fall Classic where the team will face Philadelphia University and Wagner. The softball team will head east to Newark, N.J. for the NJ Pride College Tournament on Oct. 6 where the Owls will play Hofstra and Lafayette. Temple will wrap up its fall season with its second doubleheader, hosting Delaware on Oct. 13. The Owls will look to build off their spring success, having set a new school record for wins in 2013. Temple also finished third in the A-10 Tournament last season, the highest the softball program ever finished in the conference. -Avery Maehrer

SOCCER Goalie awarded Sophomore starting goalie Shauni Kerkhoff was selected last week to the American Athletic Conference weekly women’s soccer honor roll coming off her performance in the Owls’ first two victories of the season. Kerkhoff posted four straight shutouts, tying her freshman season total and is nearing the school record of 12 career shutouts.w -Brien Edwards


“They’re the guys that speak up during practice and everyone else kind of follows their efforts on the ice. And [Pisko and Malinowski] give 110 percent effort when they’re on the ice because they want to win, and they want to put the team in the best position to win.” Malinowski, a native of Southampton, Pa., admits to being a shy person away from hockey. When he’s on the ice, it’s a different story. “I’m a pretty quiet person off of the ice, like when I’m walking around campus and such,” Malinowski said. “But once I get on the ice, it’s a totally different game. How I’ve been raised throughout my whole career was to work hard and be very disciplined, and I know that there is a time to goof off, but there’s also a time to get down and be serious.” As for defense, the Owls lost several key defensive players to graduation. Athletes like Matt Benedetto, Andrew Trainor and Jordan Lawrence will be hard to replace, but Frain is confident in his defensemen and said that he has five or six new players with the potential to step forward and solidify the blue line for Temple. Still, whatever the team lacks in experience on the blue line is expected to be made up for in goal, as senior goaltender Chris Mullen will be charged with the task of leading the Owls’ defense. “Chris Mullen will have the starting nod in goal,” Frain said. “He just has to play good night in and night out, and he’ll have that spot solidified.” Mullen was the Owls’ starter for the majority of last

season, and is looking forward to heading into this year as the team’s No. 1 in net. “I’m pumped,” Mullen said. “I mean, to know going into my senior year that I’m the guy is exciting. I’m ready to go and start playing some games. I’ve been with the team for awhile, and the core guys this year are all focused and ready to go.” Good work ethic continues to be the team’s main focus in the early parts of this season. In the last couple of years, slacking at times in games has cost the Owls and is a big reason why the team has missed out on the playoffs in the last two years. “We kind of wavered with that the last year or two, where guys would kind of show up, maybe take the night off, or the first 20 minutes off of the game,” Frain said, who was an assistant coach with the team at the time. This year, Frain has made it clear that will no longer be the case. The team has trained in high intensity, non-stop action and Frain is happy with how hard this year’s team has been working. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the way these guys are coming out in practice,” Frain said. “These guys have been pretty much been balls to the wall, and they’re just giving it everything they got and leaving it all out on the ice.” The Owls will start their season Sept. 21 at the University of Maryland, the team that knocked Temple out of playoff contention last year. Samuel Matthews can be reached at



WSOC vs. Binghamton

4 p.m. XC Friend Invitational 5:30 p.m. FH at Delaware 7 p.m.

SATURDAY Golf at The McLaughlin All Day FB vs. Fordham 1 p.m.

FH vs. Monmouth 2 p.m.

WVB vs. Weber 6 p.m.

SUNDAY Golf at The McLaughlin All Day WVB vs. LaSalle (at Penn) 10 a.m. WSOC at Lafayette 1 p.m. WVB at Penn 2 p.m.

MONDAY Golf at Adams Cup All Day



Kicking problems continue a better ball. Less air, more of a strike.” “The second interception, that’s me panicking, forcing the ball where it shouldn’t,” Reilly added. “That’s at the end of the game, we’re trying to get the ball downfield, trying to press, trying to score. But there’s no excuse. Can’t have turnovers like that. That’s a play where a veteran quarterback would just throw it away.” The kicking problems have left points on the board in both of Temple’s games this season. The Owls have attempted three field goal kicks this season, missing all of them. They have also missed two extra points.


Freshman kicker Jim Cooper, named the starter after training camp, has not made a kick in his collegiate career. After Cooper missed an extra point attempt on Saturday, senior punter Paul Layton was brought in to placekick for the rest of the game. “[Layton] hasn’t really felt comfortable kicking, but he’s stepped it up this week and did some kicking,” Rhule said. “I wanted to give Coop a chance. He’s been kicking well all week … It wasn’t even a bad kick, he just felt in his head he just didn’t have it.” “In preseason, I did placekick for about a week,” Layton said. “It kind of messed up my

punting motion a little bit, so I talked to the coaches and we decided to stick with punting for myself. We didn’t have a huge discussion about it this week. I kicked a few [field goals], probably three or four. It really wasn’t discussed, but before that extra point they told me I was going in to kick.” Besides Cooper and Layton, the Owls have two kicker/ punters on the roster: freshman Nick Visco and sophomore Tyler Mayes. Visco was in a battle with Cooper for the kicking job until late in training camp, so it’s possible he’ll get a shot soon. “We should put it in the end zone anyway,” senior wide

receiver Ryan Alderman said. “Obviously, that’s our first goal. The kickers will get it right. We have a lot of faith in them.” While Division I-AA Fordham will likely be the underdog on Saturday, Temple will have plenty of issues that need to be figured out. “I just felt overall as an offense they weren’t in-sync enough during the day,” Rhule said. “I feel like [offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield] gave them a chance to be in rhythm, even with the ball coming out of the end zone at the end at the The women’s soccer team has struggled to score goals since one yard line. We just knocked changing its offensive strategy. | AJA ESPINOSA TTN it right out of there. Get the ball moving, but we just couldn’t put

Owls claim tournament title

Transfer senior Emily Carlin faced her former school. RICH FOGEL The Temple News

The Owls secured the Patriot Invitational with 3-1 victories over host school George Mason University and Coppin State on Sept. 7, combined with a win over Radford University the day before. With the tournament win, Temple now sits at 4-1 for the season, winners of four straight matches. “I am very proud of the girls,” coach Bakeer Ganes said. “We had to earn this tournament win, which I thought was a great thing. Coppin State was much underrated, they came and played one of the best games I have ever seen them play against us, and it was really tough to play George Mason with it being our second game of the day, and George Mason



was at home.” “We were pretty consistent with our serving throughout the tournament,” Ganes added. “I thought the match we played ] Friday] against Radford was our best serving match all tournament, but that part of our game was definitely the best all weekend.” Senior Gabriella Matautia was named both tournament MVP and Best Attacker, while sophomore Sandra Sydlik earned Best Setter honors. In the three matches, Matautia racked up 54 kills, which led the tournament, along with 33 total digs and 13 blocks. Sydlik totaled just fewer than 100 assists in eight sets. She sat out during the match against Coppin State. “We worked really well together,” said Matautia, “And we fought for every point and stuck to our game plan and the scouting reports. As a team, we tried to keep up the intensity level. I think this weekend showed that our team has improved and we’re happy with the progress,

but we still have a lot more to work on.” The tournament had added pressure for senior Emily Carlin, who played her former team Radford on Friday night. Carlin transferred to Temple in January of this year after playing three seasons for Radford. Carlin put on a show for her old team with an impressive 17 kills, which was second on the team. She also had two blocks and 11 digs, combining for 18 total points. “I was a little bit nervous in the beginning,” Carlin said, “But it went well. I played like I would play any other team. It was nice to see old faces, but I really treated it like any other match. What I felt was that I’m really happy to be at Temple and there is no second-guessing.” “[Carlin] has been great for us ever since she came onto our team,” Ganes said. “She has adapted well with the system and has been a big contributor offensively for us. I thought she came on and played really well against her former team. She is providing us with another senior

presence as well.” Carlin shined on Saturday as well as she recorded a double-double in both matches. She knocked down a match-high 19 kills in the win over George Mason, while adding a team-high 16 digs. Carlin added another 19 kills and 15 digs in the win against Coppin State, which also led the Owls. “We were a little up and down throughout the weekend,” Ganes said. “But overall, we finished sets and closed out games and that was really good. I think this will give the girls a lot of confidence going forward and will make them come together more as a team. They know they can win if they play as team and have good communication.” Temple will be back on the court closer to home this weekend at the Penn Invitational. The Owls will face off against Weber State, La Salle and Penn.

within the past year, Matthews continued his success into the summer. Matthews was first named an alternate for the United States Open at nearby Merion Golf Club, then took first place in the 109th Golf Association of Philadelphia Open Championship in July. Matthews would finish atop the leaderboard in the United States Golf Association Qualifier less than a week later.

To wrap up his play in July, Matthews tied for second place at the Pennsylvania State Amateur Championship, and then carried that momentum into August and took home the hardware for the second straight year at the 111th Patterson Cup after shooting a 7-under par on the final day of competition. With the victory, Matthews became the first player in the Golf Association of Philadelphia history to seize both the Philadelphia Open and Patterson Cup in the same season. Competing against players from across the world in the United States Amateur Championship, Matthews advanced to the quarterfinals, just one round away from receiving an automatic spot at the historic Masters in Augusta, Ga., in April of 2014. Matthews has proven himself as one of the best college golf players in the country, but what does he do when he’s not swinging the golf club? “There’s not much down time for me,” Matthews said. “That’s the tough part. I like hanging out with all my friends

and my girlfriend, just spending some relaxing time. I’m in the middle of the third season of “Breaking Bad,” which is occupying a decent amount of my time.” “Once in a while I like to play basketball, but besides that I don’t get too much time to do anything else,” he added. “It’s golf seven days a week, almost.” Matthews’ drive appears effortless, but when asked about the most interesting thing that people don’t know about him, Matthews admitted that his swing didn’t just come off the tee. “Before I quit baseball, I had 40 homeruns in four years,” Matthews said. “I quit baseball when I was 13 years old.” Matthews’ most prized sports memory on the course came this summer when he holed a 15-yard flop-shot for par, forcing a playoff at the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier in Purchase, N.Y. Matthews favorite sports memory aside from his own, however, involves Philadelphia’s most recent world champion.

Rich Fogel can be reached at or on Twitter @RBFogel26.

Offensive change hurts team SOCCER PAGE 20

90 minutes of play compared to Marshall’s 19 shots. In Temple’s four game winning streak, the Owls’ offense averaged 14 shots per game. “Nobody wants to lose,” senior defender Karly O’Toole said. “Nobody wants to lose their home opener, [but sometimes] you’re going to lose. We’re not going to go undefeated all season. We just couldn’t piece it together [against Marshall].” O’Connor plans to revert back to the team’s original method of gameplay, remorseful that his coaching decision may have been responsible for ending a historic run for the Owls. “I completely set the team up wrong,” O’Connor said. “We were better the other way we played. The change isn’t hard. We just go back to what we were doing before. We were getting more players forward. We were getting more shots.” Although Temple’s origi-

nal style of play helped it to 4-0 start, O’Connor voiced his concern regarding gauging the team’s success through nonconference victories as opposed to conference victories. “It’s so hard to balance setting the team up for short-term goals versus long-term goals,” O’Connor said. “It would be very hard for me to have a style of soccer for out of conference and a style of soccer for in conference.” Since Friday’s game against the Thundering Herd, Temple has returned to its previous strategy and recorded 26 shots in a loss to the Rider Broncs on Sunday. “We’re trying to play a style of soccer that will help us in conference, but out of conference, it’s [about us] trying to teach them how to get the goals,” O’Connor added. “It’s a process.” Brien Edwards can be reached at or on Twitter @BErick1123.

Matthews talks life on, off golf course Standout sophomore didn’t start taking golf lessons until 12-years-old. CHASE SENIOR The Temple News Sophomore Brandon Matthews sometimes makes the game look easy. Carrying the confidence on his shoulders that he had built up GOLF

Sophomore Brandon Matthews’ golf swing originated from his playing days in little league baseball. Matthews quit baseball a year after he began playing golf.| FILE PHOTO TTN

“I watched the Phillies win the 2008 World Series,” Matthews said. “I was there for [game five]. The Phillies, without a doubt, are my favorite team. I love the Phillies.” “I was a bigger sports fan than what I am now,” Matthews added. “I still try and keep up on the Phillies as much as I can. I’m not really that much into football. I always try to keep up on baseball because that was my big sport.” Matthews said his favorite movie is “Space Jam” and his favorite book is “Holes.” When it comes to food, Matthews insisted that “you can’t beat a good filet mignon steak.” When questioned about the hardest shot on the course, Matthews’ answer may come as a surprise to many. “The most difficult shot is a three-foot putt,” Matthews said. “Believe me, when you have pressure on and you’re standing over a three footer, it’s a lot tougher than you think. You’re expected to make it.” Matthews admits that he is a close follower of Tiger Woods, but doesn’t look to other golfers

to assist him with his mechanics. “I don’t really try to model my swing or game off anybody, really,” Matthews said. “Someone that I probably would do that with is Davis Love III, but he’s almost 50 years old now.” “I did not take a golf lesson until I was 12. I’m constantly trying to improve,” Matthews said. “Now I take lessons from [Temple coach Brian Quinn]. I love his personality and the way he teaches, and you got to have trust in someone to have them change and critique your golf swing, and I obviously have a ton of trust in my coach.” When competing, Matthews swings TaylorMade brand clubs and hits TaylorMade golf balls. Matthews also didn’t hesitate when saying the driver is his No. 1 club of choice. Matthews and the Temple golf team will start their season on Sept. 14 at The McLaughlin in Farmingdale, N.Y. Chase Senior can be reached at or on Twitter@Chase_Senior.

Field hockey team beats Penn State for first time in 30 years high school and elementary school together.” “We started playing every single sport together,” Shearer added. “We played softball together, we played basketball together, we ran track together, we even threw shot put together, and obviously we played field hockey together.” The two were inseparable by high school, which made college a tough decision when the two of them chose to play for different schools. However, Shearer was never completely separated from Fuhrman, thanks to a schedule that included Penn State in each


of her four years here, which is something that Shearer is grateful for. The only thing missing was a win against her friend’s team. That finally happened on Friday night, thanks to a solid allaround effort from the Owls. “Like I said the other day, I went into this game truly believing that we were going to win, no doubt in my mind,” Shearer said. “That is exactly what happened and I could not be happier right now.” “I told [Janney] that I don’t think I’m going to stop smiling the rest of the night,” Shearer added. “It is an unreal feeling

and just to know that it was complete team effort. Every person on our team stepped up and played amazing today, [redshirt-junior goalkeeper Lizzy Millen] especially. It was just awesome and I could not be more proud of our team right now.” Shearer isn’t the only one who got caught up in the excitement. “I’m on cloud nine right now, it is such a good feeling,” senior midfielder/defender and co-captain Molly Doyle said after the win. “Going into the game, we were really confident that we could beat this team. I

think this is just the best Temple team we have ever had. We just went in and knew that we could kill it and we did.” Prior to the game, Shearer and Fuhrman had the chance to talk about their last time playing each other. “We were both saying how, no matter what the outcome of the game, we are so excited to play on the field one last time together,” Shearer said. “We were both rooting for each other personally, hoping that we each did well.” Nick Tricome can be reached at or on Twitter @itssnick215.

Seniors and longtime friends Abby Fuhrman (left) and Mandi Shearer have faced each other in competition every season of their collegiate careers. | COURTESY MANDI SHEARER




Despite multiple red zone appearances, Houston struggled to score ich added. “That was a big part of today.” Against a squad that had the 15th best offense in the nation last season, the Owls limited Houston to only field goals for most of the game. One of the biggest moments of Saturday’s match came early in the third quarter. After junior quarterback Connor Reilly fumbled the ball on an Efrem Oliphant sack, the Cougars’ offense would end up starting their drive on the Owls’ 8-yard-line. Three straight rushes would bring Houston to the Temple 1-yard-line on a 4th and goal opportunity. Justin Hicks rushed up the middle and was stuffed short of the end zone by senior Abdul Smith and Matakevich. The crowd of 27,328 went wild. “I think what’s happening is some guys on our team are just starting to ascend, and [Smith] is one of them,” Rhule said. “He has been one of the ones that has been paying at-

tention to the details that I was talking about earlier. I think he will just get better and better as the year goes on.” Smith’s day wasn’t done there. In the red zone again in the fourth quarter, Houston was threatening to pull away on a 3rd and goal at the six-yard-line. Smith barged into quarterback John O’Korn, knocking the ball loose as Temple’s Anthony Robey recovered. “My responsibility on that was the quarterback, and I kind of lost that in the beginning,” Smith said. “I tried to help the receiver on that. He was isolated, and that’s where the quarterback was looking. I just came back and had a good hit and forced a fumble.” Smith, a fifth-year athlete, didn’t know if he would return this season to college football. The decision, he said, was based on Rhule’s hiring as head coach. “I’ve known him for six years from recruiting,” Smith said. “When I first transferred


over from Rutgers, I wasn’t initially on scholarship and when coach Al Golden left, I didn’t know what was going to happen. But he’s the same guy that made sure I was put on scholarship. I believe in that guy like a father.” Houston coach Tony Levine recognized his team’s inability to score in the red zone, and credited the play of Temple’s defense as one of the reasons behind it. “Phil Snow, Temple’s defensive coordinator, he’s been doing this a long time,” Levine said. “He’s an outstanding football coach. I give him and his staff credit. When we get down there, we have to put the ball in the end zone. We gave them some different looks, they adjusted.” Compared with the Notre Dame matchup the week prior, sophomore defensive back Tavon Young saw a difference in the team’s second game in limiting the damage done by the op-

posing offense. “Last week we gave up too many big plays,” Young said. “And when we came to practice this week, we were focusing on the details and making sure you play your technique to not give up big plays, because that’s what makes you lose games.” The defense wasn’t perfect, giving up 32 first downs, 219 yards rushing and 305 yards passing. That said, when Houston threatened to score, the defensive unit came through. Going forward to next week’s match against Fordham, that gives this Owls team something to build on. “I thought when push came to shove they stood up,” Rhule said. “That’s when you know you have some heart in your team.” Avery Maehrer can be reached at or on Twitter @AveryMaehrer.

Senior defensive end Sean Daniels collected six total tackles, including one sack in the Owls’ 22-13 loss. | HUA ZONG TTN

Boats bought for Owls Strategy adjusted for fall races ROWING PAGE 1

Social Network.” back and get the boats. It defiHudson is also a popular nitely eats up about 30 minutes rowing brand, helping athletes of practice time that we could be earn a collective 73 medals at spending on the water.” the Olympics and World Row“When it’s that long of a ing Championships since 1984. walk, it kind of puts some anGrzybowski said she was gry thoughts in your head until able to seal the deal for the new you get the boat on the water,” boats after getting approval senior co-captain Sarah Barber through interim athletic director said. Kevin Clark over “We’re the summer. pretty excited “We placed because the the order, and they boats we have should be here over now are all the next week or sweep,” Meso,” Grzybowski gan Boyer, said. another senior Earlier this co-captain, year, Temple withsaid. “The drew its proposal ones we’re to build a new boatgetting are a house to the Philacombination delphia Parks & Sam Sederstrand/ freshman of sweep and Recreation Comsculling, or mission. One of the reasons just straight sculling, which is the university withdrew was its pretty cool.” new development plan, VisualWhile Boyer is excited ize Temple, the process all new about sculling, incoming freshdevelopment proposals will man rower Sam Sederstrand is now go through. The original excited to simply start her jourproposal had been made before ney with Temple rowing. Visualize Temple existed. “A brand new era is takEven with new boats, ing over for Temple rowing,” Grzybowski wants to move Sederstrand said. “For the new the storage location closer to boats, I think it just shows that the Schuylkill River, where the our program is growing, and it’s team practices. great to see.” “They’re really heavy,” Sederstrand is one of nine Grzybowski said. “Every morn- incoming freshmen joining a ing we have to carry our oars team that graduated only six sedown, and then have to come niors last year. Gryzbowski is

“A brand new

era is taking over for Temple rowing...I think it just shows that our program is growing.

excited about what the largest recruiting class in the history of the program has to offer. “Five of [the graduates] were in our top boat,” Gryzbowski said. “It’s definitely going to be a challenge, but we have a lot of young people which opens up a lot of opportunity. It will definitely fuel competition, and we have a great recruiting class of freshmen that are hungry and ready to work.” Along with the rest of Temple athletics, women’s rowing will join the American Athletic Conference this season. Barber is excited for what that change holds for the upcoming season. “I know some of the teams we’re gonna be competing against are bigger crews that have a lot of fancy equipment, which we’re getting now too,” Barber said. “Also, some of my friends are from the other schools, so I’m gonna be rowing against them in the conference championships, which is exciting.” The rowing season begins Oct. 12 on the Schuylkill where the Owls will compete in the Navy Day Regatta, a rowing event that encompasses over 50 races and dozens of teams, including all the Big 5 schools.

James Snyder brings a new mindset to the distance program. ANDREW PARENT The Temple News

Rachel Flynn CROSS COUNTRY reflected on her first summer preparing for a Temple cross country season with few complaints. “I followed a schedule that [coach Eric Mobley] sent us over the summer, which was increasing mileage each week, adding some tempo runs in there and lifting,” Flynn said. “It was fine, it wasn’t too hard or difficult because I’m used to that kind of stuff.” There was one problem. “It was just really boring to run by myself,” Flynn said. After months of training in primarily hot, muggy and gnat-infested conditions that traditionally define a Delaware Valley summer, Flynn and the rest of the men’s and women’s squads are back training as a unit, and are again under new tutelage in first-year distance coach James Snyder. “It’s going well,” Flynn, one of five freshmen women, said. “[Snyder] is really into things and it’s exciting. I definitely feel stronger since I’ve been here in the last two weeks.” Steve Bohnel can be reached The team has adjusted to a at or on Twitter @SteveSportsGuy1. long-term approach to training that involves higher mileage and more focus on building aerobic

strength, Snyder said. “The big thing we do with our training is that we’re very aerobically focused,” Snyder said. “I wouldn’t say we’re a high mileage program, but we do a lot of tempo running which not only establishes an aerobic foundation, but it also puts us in a position to run fast at the end of the season when it matters most.” “You have about a two or three week window [in cross country] where you can really hit it hard with racing, and our goal is to prepare ourselves for those two to three weeks,” Snyder added. The majority of the team showed up in training shoes as opposed to racing flats or spikes in Temple’s opening meet at the Lehigh Invitational on Aug. 31, and ran the race as if it were a fast workout with surrounding competition, essentially establishing its intent on running a long-term training plan in 2013. “This is not a new way of training,” Snyder said. “This is what good programs do. It’s just a matter of saying, ‘We have a goal to accomplish today. What is that goal? Our goal is to train hard and move forward so we’re ready to race fast when it matters most.’ When it came to convincing our kids of that, there wasn’t any convincing to be done.” “I love it,” senior Will Kellar said. “I’m surprised other coaches aren’t doing this, because it makes no sense to go all out in a meet like [the Le-

high Invitational]. We only had 10 weeks of training, including summer training. Going out there and going all out wouldn’t have been productive.” Snyder said mileages per week vary on the runner. On the men’s side, redshirt-sophomore Alex Izewski runs 85 to 95 miles per week on average, while Kellar runs about 45 to 55. “It’s definitely harder than what I’m used to because it’s college level,” Flynn said. “I didn’t really have expectations going into it because I didn’t know what to expect. I was hurting the first week, but it’s getting better now.” Oddly enough for a team based out of North Philadelphia, all of Snyder’s runs have taken place on a more runnerfriendly soft surface. The team has taken advantage of nearby parks and trails such as Valley Forge, the John Heinz Preserve and the Kelly Drive portion of the Schuylkill River Trail, Snyder said. “This year’s a lot better mainly because I’m becoming a lot stronger,” Kellar said. “Snyder’s telling us his plan more so than our past coaches did. He tells us why we do certain things, and so far these past two or three weeks have been really tough, but it’s a good tough. We’re working toward an ultimate goal here and we’re working hard along with it.” Andrew Parent can be reached at or on Twitter @daParent93.

Student athletes form friendships with professional players Marquart, Canete, Belkssir seek advice in home countries. DANIELLE NELSON The Temple News Among the TENNIS hundreds of fans streaming into Louis Armstrong Stadium to watch Russian Mikhail Youzhny and Germany’s Tommy Haas

play in the third round of the U.S. Open on Sept. 1, were two Temple tennis players, freshman Anais Nussanme and junior Kristian Marquart. Marquart was there to watch his long-time role model Youzhny, who is currently ranked No. 21 in the world, by the Association of Tennis Professionals. “I sat in his box,” Marquart said. “It was crazy. That was his box, where his coach, his wife

Junior Kristian Marquart has received guidance from No. 21 ranked Mikhail Youzhnzy, who recently played against Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open. | ABI REIMOLD TTN

and I sat.” Youzhny won in a decisive fifth set, which advanced him to the fourth round and later to the quarterfinals, where he played against tennis superstar Novak Djokovic. “His wife told me right after the match that I brought him a little bit of luck,” Marquart said. At 8-years-old, Marquart began playing tennis in Russia, where he was born, at the renowned Spartak Tennis Club, where Youzhny also practiced. “He is one of my favorite players,” Marquart said. “I really liked how motivated he was when he came to practices.” Marquart later moved to Germany, where his parents remained in contact with Youzhnzy and his coach. Unlike his parents, Marquart has had limited interactions with Youzhny until recently. “Every year he comes to Munich, my home city, to renew his inlace [otherwise known as insoles],” Marquart said. “A good company does them for professional soccer and tennis players [in Munich]. Last year, when he came, I picked him up from the airport and took him to the shoe place where they examine his feet to see how he

walks, and then makes the inlace to fit his feet. [Afterwards], we went to drink coffee and then I brought him back.” Although Marquart has not played or practiced with Youzhny, he has followed some of his matches and has learned from his game. “The type of game he has is nothing special, but it is effective,” Marquart said. “He doesn’t have a special stroke or a huge serve like John Isner, or so much spin on the ball like [Rafael] Nadal but he just plays everything good. He doesn’t create errors, he keeps the ball in play and he plays smart.” “My German coach Thomas Perchtold always tells me to play what [I] can and not what [I] dream about,” Marquart said. That is the same principle Marquart tries to evoke upon a very young Temple men’s team as the fall season begins. A couple other members on the tennis team have had similar relationships on smaller scales. Sophomore Moroccan native Hicham Belkssir and sophomore Santiago Canete from Spain, are no strangers to professional tennis players. In Spain, the Federacion de Tennis de Madrid, where Canete has practiced, is a hub for pro-

fessional tennis players whom Canete has played with. “Fernando Verdasco,” who had a career high ranking of seven but is currently No. 30 in the world, “plays there sometimes. He beat Nadal a couple of times. Daniel Munoz de la Nava, who is No. 120 in the world, I practiced with him for a couple of days,” Canete said. Canete has built close relationships with a couple of Spanish pro players, such as Adam Sanjurjo and Roberto Ortega, who have had career-high rankings of 748 and 403, respectively. “[Sanjurjo] and [Ortega] are my good friends,” Canete said. “I practiced with [them] almost for a year before coming to Temple. [After practices], we did what normal friends do.” Over the course of the summer, Canete played in a few International Tennis Federation pro circuit Futures tournaments in Madrid. “It was good,” Canete said. “I think I won one or two matches of the qualifying but I lost in qualifying.” Belkssir has also had his fair share of interactions with pro tennis athletes through the club he practices at in Morocco and International Tennis Federa-

tion tournaments. Moroccan tennis pro Yassine Idmbarek has developed a close relationship with Belkssir. “He watches my games when he can,” said Belkssir. “We play soccer and go out for dinner.” Belkssir is also familiar with a few other Moroccan players. “Mehdi Ziadi and Hicham Khaddar, I met them in my club when I was younger,” Belkssir said. “Since I was there, they were the best in the club. I don’t really practice with them because they are really good.” With the experiences the players have garnered during their interactions with these pro athletes, they are motivated more than ever to play in the new conference. “We are going to face some of the best teams in the U.S. by being in this conference,” Marquart said. “One day, every one of us on the team can say that we played in one of the toughest conferences, and that will always be an accomplishment.” Danielle Nelson can be reached at or on Twitter @Dan_Nels.


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While the offense struggled to find its groove and the field goal and extra point attempts continued to cause problems, the Owls’ defense held its ground Saturday in the team’s 22-13 loss against Houston. Through three quarters, Temple allowed no touchdowns and just 15 points. The Owls gave up one touchdown in the fourth, but only after a late interception by redshirt-junior quarterback Connor Reilly gave the Cougars the ball in the red zone with little more than a minute left on the clock. “The defense gave us a chance to win the football game,” coach Matt Rhule said. That statement alone is perhaps more than could have been said about Temple last week at Notre Dame, where the defense put the team in an early 14-0 hole, one that the Owls were never able to dig themselves out of. “I think we played excellent today,” sophomore linebacker Tyler Matakevich said. “The last drive, they got the better of us, but the whole game we played the best defense we played all year, and I definitely felt our defense came together.” “Every time something happened or something changed, I felt they stepped up,” Matakev-


The final roster for the ice hockey team has been picked, and first-year coach Ryan Frain is pleased with the team that he has selected. “I think we look pretty solid top to bottom, to be honest with you,” Frain said. Frain selected 26 players for his roster and will be able to dress 21 of them for all games this season. In addition to the 26 selected roster players, Frain has decided to keep six redshirt players that are expected to be practice players throughout the season. However, Frain said that just because they’re listed as redshirt players doesn’t mean they have officially been ruled out of the 2013-14 season. “The way we look at it, our practice players are our redshirts,” Frain said. “You’re guaranteed every night that at practice you’re on the ice. We don’t guarantee you games but, hey, if worst comes to worst and we experience a ton of injuries and maybe some ineligible players due to academics, there is always a possibility for them to get in the game.” As anchors to help guide the offense for this season, Frain highlighted senior forward Joe Pisko and sophomore forward Greg Malinowski. “Those guys have kind of taken the reins,” Frain said. ICE HOCKEY


Redshirt-junior quarterback Connor Reilly (left) often found himself with little time to throw the ball, taking numerous hits as he was forced out of the game in the fourth quarter due to injury. | HUA ZONG TTN

Under Pressure

Reilly threw two interceptions in the Sept. 7 conference debut and home loss to Houston. EVAN CROSS Assistant Sports Editor


edshirt-junior quarterback Connor Reilly was impressed with the determination of Houston’s defense. “The Houston defense, I think, played a great job,” Reilly said. “From last week to this week, they played a little more hungry than the Notre Dame defense did.” Houston (2-0, 1-0 American Athletic Conference) is known for its high-powered offense, but the Cougars’ defense was the unit that made the difference in Temple’s 22-13 loss on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Lin-

coln Financial Field. Temple (0-2, 0-1 The American) gained 300 yards on offense, which is the least Houston has given up in a single game since a 2011 match with Southern Methodist. “I’m proud of our defense,” Houston coach Tony Levine said. “For our guys defensively to go out there and hold them to zero points in the last 30 minutes was big for our confidence.” Temple’s offensive line did not play as well against Houston as they did against Notre Dame. The Irish were held to one sack and two tackles for losses, while the Cougars had three sacks and four tackles for loss. Reilly took a few hard hits, including one where he injured his knee and had to come out for a short time. “I’m fine,” Reilly said. “Just a little tape and aspirin, and I’ll be alright.” “They didn’t compete, at times, enough to protect him,” coach Matt Rhule said.

“That’s what happens when you get down late and you have to throw it. He took some shots at the end. Some of them, he has to be smart about, get the ball out of his hand … Today, we took a fumble because we were trying to make a play. You try to make a play, you usually end up making a play for the other team. You just play, and it ends up working out alright.” Reilly threw two interceptions, one being on the first play from scrimmage that was caught by senior cornerback Zach McMillian. The second was on the Owls’ second to last drive and was returned 40 yards by sophomore safety Adrian McDonald. “It was a good read on my part that I think the [defensive back] made a great play,” Reilly said of his first interception. “It essentially became a punt because of how far it went down the field. I have to throw



Friends face off Coach blames himself for loss in Happy Valley Temple senior played against Penn State senior one last time. NICK TRICOME The Temple News Temple had FIELD HOCKEY no shortage of motivation when it came to beating Penn State in the first road trip of the year. The Owls were playing a team that was ranked No. 6 in the country – one they hadn’t beaten in 30 years. Plus, the team was looking to bounce back from a loss to No. 2 Maryland a few days prior. Senior Mandi Shearer, however, had a personal reason for wanting to beat Penn State. The midfielder/defender and co-captain’s best friend, Abby Fuhrman, plays for the Nittany Lions. With both players in the final year of their collegiate careers, it was the last chance for Shearer to get the upper-hand. Penn State has beaten Temple the past three years, winning each game by a four-goal margin. For Shearer, this year was going to be different. “Of my four years, this is the year that I truly believe we are going to beat Penn State,” Shearer said prior to Friday night’s game in University Park. “It’s a little different for me be-

cause [Fuhrman] plays for Penn State, and this is the last time we will ever play each other again. So, I have a personal reason why I want to beat them so badly. But our team is just on a high right now and I really feel like we can do some damage.” Shearer was right. Temple was firing on all cylinders Friday, shutting out the Nittany Lions 3-0 for its first win against the program since 1983. “[Shearer] was really excited,” coach Amanda Janney said. “I think she has a lot of respect for Penn State and her best friend [Fuhrman] is a really good player that she knows from the central Pennsylvania area.” “I think a lot of players on our team just had that feeling,” Janney added. “We just knew that we were prepared and we were excited to play, because we knew we had the chance to beat a great team like this.” Shearer and Fuhrman are both from Bainbridge, Pa. and went to Elizabethtown High School. Although they lived in the same neighborhood, Shearer said the two athletes didn’t become close until middle school. “We became friends in the seventh grade when we started playing together,” Shearer said. “We went to middle school,


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The Owls lost two straight home games after starting 4-0. BRIEN EDWARDS The Temple News

Even with WOMEN’S SOCCER his team undefeated, coach Seamus O’Connor couldn’t help but look ahead. “We’re in one of the toughest conferences in the country,” O’Connor said. “Long term, how we play in conference is what we’re looking at.” After beginning the season undefeated through four games, a sudden shift in offensive strategy led to a nonexistent scoring attack in the Owls’ first defeat of the year to Marshall on Friday, Sept. 6. “I’m going to put the blame fully with me,” O’Connor said, “I tweaked the formation a little bit and it didn’t work. It’s a coaching decision. I’m going to have the restless night of sleep over it.” Temple entered Friday’s home opening game riding a four game winning streak, the best start in school history. Since being appointed head coach this summer, O’Connor has spoken about the Owls adopting an aggressive style of soccer, pushing the ball and taking risks. Temple played well under this philosophy in the first two games of the season, outscoring New Jersey Institute of

Technology and Delaware State by a combined score of 6-0. But in the next two games against Mount St. Mary’s and Loyola Maryland, Temple goals did not come as frequently. The Owls defeated both teams 1-0, with the goal against Loyola Maryland coming from a difficult double-overtime free kick from sophomore defender Erin Lafferty to win the game. Despite winning all four games, O’Connor saw the recent struggles on offense and was confronted with a difficult decision. “As coaches, you always have that dilemma,” O’Connor said. “We weren’t scoring enough, so do you keep doing what you’re doing until it doesn’t work or change it?” With games against strong American Athletic Conference opponents looming, O’Connor said he believed a change in strategy was necessary to compete. O’Connor said he thought the team’s current strategy of pushing players down the field was effective against weaker Senior midfielder Amanda Ward (right) and her team lost in opponents, but may not be as the home opener to Marshall 1-0. The Owls began the season effective on strong competition. with four straight shutouts, a program record. | AJA ESPINOSA O’Connor’s hope, through the change in strategy, was to possessing the ball, as opposed getting into the attack. When have his players control posses- to going forward,” O’Connor you don’t have that, you won’t sions for longer periods of time said. “I have to show the girls get the chances that you want.” In the 1-0 loss to Marshall, and still incorporate the running how to move from being just a style of offense. The result was possession team to a team that chances came few and far bethe Temple players running less, creates chances on the attacking tween for the Owls. Temple which allowed Marshall to beat end of the field. We ended up managed to take four shots in with too many players behind them downfield and lose balls. SOCCER PAGE 18 “Our focus was more on the ball and not enough players


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