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Two courts repaired for tennis

Credit cap strict, grad rates low

After change in plans to demolish courts, tennis teams receive facility upgrade.

Students are encouraged to take up to 17 credits, while grad rates lag.

DANIELLE NELSON The Temple News The men’s and women’s tennis teams were prone to injuries when they practiced and played home matches on the outdoor courts last year. “The courts that we had last season had dips,” said Rebecca Breland, a junior on the women’s tennis team. “It was hard. We were sliding all over the place when it rained.” For now, the problem is solved. The teams now have a total of six tennis courts to play on this season. In addition to the previous four courts, two newly renovated back courts, which were unplayable for the past two years, were repaired. The color of the surfaces was also changed from red to blue. “These are so much better,” Breland said. “They are all even. The balls come a lot better than they did last year. It’s a lot better and it looks a lot better. I like these colors better than the red.” The excitement of having access to newly refurbished courts resonates with athletes on both teams, especially considering that last season there was a strong possibility that the courts would be replaced with another



A Henry Haze sells One Step Away, a street newspaper dedicated to helping the homeless. | PATRICIA MADEJ TTN

Paper gives voice to homeless One Step Away is a newspaper produced “by those without homes for those without homes.” PATRICIA MADEJ Arts & Entertainment Editor It’s a job. Henry Haze sells One Step Away, a street newspaper, with a smile on his face and a guitar case by his side near LOVE Park, trying to catch people on their way to work in the morning. “I’m not complaining,” he said, grinning. Though some days are slower than others, Haze said he’s happy he was able to buy a new pair of shoes and take care of a load

of laundry or two with the money he made. The woman in charge is Emily Taylor, who partially runs the publication at a plastic pop-up desk in the basement of Arch Street United Methodist Church at Broad and Arch streets. There, she sits quietly as fluorescent lights hum overtop her while she enters information on her computer in a room big enough to fit a small Sunday mass, with walls as starkly white as a hospital room. Taylor works as the director for One Step Away, which calls itself “Greater Philadelphia’s first newspaper produced by

Greek council holds 9/11 tribute

The Multicultural Greek Council held its first candlelit vigil in honor of 9/11 victims. | KARA MILSTEIN TTN

A candlelit vigil at the Bell Tower commemorates 9/11. MARY SMITH The Temple News Last week on Sept. 11, the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was not overlooked by the Multicultural Greek Council on campus.

The organization hosted a ceremony and candlelit vigil to honor those who lost their lives and fought to save others on 9/11. “9/11 is an event that affected my life, personally,” said Camille Brugnara, event coordinator for the Multicultural Greek Council. “I was eight when it happened, and it took away my innocence. Before the attacks, I thought the world was

a great place.” The Multicultural Greek Council used the event this past Wednesday evening to commemorate and fundraise for firefighters. A ceremony and candlelit vigil were held at the Bell Tower, where anyone from the Temple community could donate to the Jessica Locke Firefighters Fund. For each dollar, a donor could light a candle in honor of the lives lost in the attacks. The Rev. Stanley Williams led the candlelit vigil. The Firefighters Fund is based in Boston and was developed by Jessica Locke, who felt a calling to help mentally and physically heal the firefighters involved in the attacks. She was deeply touched by the pain they had gone through after acting as first responders. Many firefighters suffer from Post-traumatic stress disorder in reaction to their experience, which led some to leave their jobs and suffer its negative impact on their personal lives. In the most severe cases,


those without homes for those with homes.” It takes article submissions from members of the community, students and more importantly, those who consider themselves homeless. “It’s exactly what I want to do,” she said. “I believe in the mission, I believe in the cause and so I think it’s a good fit.” Taylor said the paper’s mission, which is a program of Resources for Human Development, is two-fold: “to provide a meaningful source of income to those experiencing joblessness or homelessness, and to


Temple hosted the second annual Friend Invitational. ANDREW PARENT The Temple News Roswell Friend had the perfect last name.

“That name was very fitting for him,” former Temple distance coach Matt Jelley said. “I think sometimes when you meet someone with a unique last name like [Friend] had, you wonder if that fits their personality. [He] was a friend to everyone. He was the guy on the team that if anyone was upset about

Temple participates in College Week on Good Morning America. Online. Temple students gather in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 10, for College Week. | DUSTIN WINGATE TTN

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Creative Thinking, a colorful course

Philly gets new music venue

CSS and Student Affairs initiatied a campaign to charge student drinkers, leading to 190 arrests. PAGE 2

Kimberly Cassady teaches an advertising class that uses unconventional learning methods, including crayons and Play-Doh. PAGE 7

South Philly’s Boot & Saddle has reopened its doors after 17 years, with help from R5 productions. PAGE 9

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Owls honor late distance runner with annual meet

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Alcohol crackdown

mong Pennsylvania’s three staterelated institutions, Temple has the lowest per-semester credit hour limits and four-year graduation rates. But top university administrators, including President Neil Theobald, say allowing students to increase their workloads could come with adverse effects. Temple’s policy dictates that students taking between 12 and 17 credits per semester are considered full-time. For each additional credit over that limit, students are required to pay hundreds of dollars for additional classes on a per-credit basis. The system allows for a typical schedule to include no more than five three or four-credit classes in a given semester. The limits at Temple are lower than at the state’s two other large state-related institutions, Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh. At Penn State, students taking more than 12 credits are also considered fulltime, however there is no cap on the number of credits full-time students can take. At University of Pittsburgh, the limit for full-


something, he was the first one to come to them and try to bring them up.” Friend, by all accounts, was just that. A former student-athlete on the cross country team, he was found dead in the Delaware River after being reported missing in August 2011. The cause of death is believed to be suicide. As a tribute to Friend, former distance runner Travis Mahoney and others made and sold wristbands that read: “Always a friend” in Friend’s honor as a fundraiser for his family. Temple’s track & field program also decided to name its annual Big 5 cross country meet at Fairmount Park after Friend in Fall 2012, naming it the “Friend Big 5 Invitational.” “You hope you don’t have to do these types of things with athletes passing away,” track & field coach Eric Mobley said. “But, it had to come up and it



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Darlene Brindle Waties, a Temple journalism professor and page designer for the Philadelphia Daily News, passed away at 51. PAGE 3

Three separate facilities issues occured at the new residence hall on Sunday. PAGE 6

SKATE PARK CONSTRUCTION Facilities is spending $250,000 to add new lighting and furniture to Columbus Plaza on Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue.




Campus PD cracks down on drinking

Cops have arrested 190 in three weeks, half of whom don’t go to Temple. CINDY STANSBURY The Temple News


n the four weekends since school began, 270 students have met sobering ends after becoming the latest recipients of alcohol-related citations due to a new push by the university to subdue party-

related chaos. During the first three weeks last year, only six were cited for alcohol. “We never had a lot of activity the first two weekends of school,” Charlie Leone, acting executive director of Campus Safety Services, said. As a result of crime data from the previous year, a partnership for weekend patrols has been forged between Temple Police, Philadelphia Police and the Liquor Control Board, Leone said. “We try to learn from the

previous year,” Leone said. “We found a lot of not-so-nice activities where students were assaulted. If you remember, [students] tried to flip the [Owl Loop] bus over, and the following weekend we had a party that stemmed out into an issue where one of our students got shot on Gratz Street.” Leone said that in combination with the new partnership, forces will be concentrating on specific areas that have proven to be problems in previous years. “What we have found was

again in the north end around [the 2200 to 2300 blocks of] Park Avenue, and West 16th, 17th and 18th streets, there have all been big pockets of parties,” he said. Leone said the new push is two-fold. Part one is a presence for deterring crime, and part two is the enforcement against underage drinking due to the events that stem from such activities. “Parties are OK. It’s what happens after parties when people get too intoxicated,” he said. After-party actions such as

the throwing of trash, urinating on nearby properties and the vandalizing of cars have caused added strain between students and the residents of the area, Leone said. “We can’t just sit back and say ‘Hey, let’s let it all happen,’” Leone said. Leone said he hoped there would be a mutual feeling among local residents living in off-campus communities that the university was being proactive in slowing down destructive student activities. “We want to make sure that

we have a good neighbor thing going on out there, where it’s more of a community where you are helping each other, and most of our students do. It’s that small percentage of folks and the bad brush gets painted,” he said. Adding to the negative perception is the university’s own weekend reputation as a place not only for Temple students, but for surrounding university students to party without fear of recourse, Leone said. He added


Fall break coming in ‘14 Week-long break coming amid other changes to university schedule. JOHN MORITZ News Editor

TCG members (from left) Mattie Hagermann, Sarah Andrews, Katy Ament and Joy Waldinger are the next generation of leaders at the community garden on North Broad Street. The garden allows members to grow their own food. |HUA ZONG TTN

New crop of leaders arrive at gardens

Students offer growing options to faculty, local residents.

KATE KELLY The Temple News While preparations for harvest begin, the executive board at Temple Community Gardens has been preparing throughout the summer for a new semes-

ter and a new group of leaders to take charge at the gardens hidden behind the red walls at Broad and Norris streets. After the executive board was elected at the beginning of the spring semester, leaders from the group are preparing to continue with the organization’s traditional programing while growing some new ideas at the garden. “We do [our elections] in January for the calendar year

since we have the growing season that goes through the summer,” said TCG President Katy Ament, a junior environmental studies major. “It just kind of makes more sense for us to do it that way, and then it’s easier to transition into the new school year with Student Activities things and all that.” Official student organizations have requirements they must fulfill in order to retain their status as a legitimate stu-

many of the deans throughout the university, officials called him an innovator in journalism and said his experience made him the top candidate for the job. “If you look across the U.S. at newspapers that have really evolved and changed in this new media environment, The Seattle Times is a definitely a leader internationally, not just nationally, and he is the guy who has run The Seattle Times through the last decade,” President Neil Theobald said in an interview last month. “He’s really pushed The Seattle Times from being a very gray newspaper to – on the Internet – being one of the major players among newspapers.” Boardman, 56, was at The Seattle Times for 30 years and is involved with a slew of media agencies throughout the country including the Poynter Institute, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the

Center for Investigative Reporting. He is also the president of the American Society of News Editors and will next year become the president of Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. His career has taken him from a small, weekly paper in the San Juan Islands where he was the only reporter, to being the top editor in one of the largest media outlets in the Northwest, but Boardman said he only recently started to think about steering his career in a different direction. “The longer I was in a newspaper, it struck me that I might have the ability to impact the future of these professions far more profoundly within education, rather than within the industry,” Boardman said. Though he has received inquiries from search firms in the past for jobs in education, he

dent group on campus. Groups are required to have at least 10 current members, as well as attend various workshops and trainings hosted by the Student Activities office. “A lot of our really committed members and our oldest members have graduated, which is kind of sad. I miss them,” Ament said. “But it’s exciting because you’re always getting new people who are interested,


The new calendar released for the 2014-15 school year features several changes to the annual schedule, including a week-long fall break covering the Thanksgiving holiday as well as an earlier start and end to the spring semester. Fall break will include the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before the usual closing of the university for Thanksgiving. While no classes will be held during fall break, the university will still be open. Beginning in 2015, the start of the spring semester will be moved ahead to the first Monday following the second Saturday in January. No classes will be held on Martin Luther King Day, though the university will be open. Spring Break will be moved to the middle of the semester, between the seventh and eighth weeks. Both spring and fall semester classes will start and end on a Monday. After the end of classes will be the traditional two study days followed by exams, which will conclude on a Wednesday. University Provost HaiLung Dai said that the overall change in scheduling was done

to streamline the process of creating a calendar while citing more specific reasons for certain changes. “We want to start a format that can be repetitive from year to year,” Dai said. Dai said an earlier end to the spring semester would allow graduating seniors to be more competitive in applying for jobs. The idea for a fall break was proposed by President Neil Theobald, Dai said, and adopted by the univeristy to simplify the process of class scheduling and provide a respite to students and faculty. “[Under] the current model, [the Wednesday before Thanksgiving], lots of classes are off anyways in preparation for Thanksgiving and to enable outof-state students to travel,” Dai said. “[Fall break] would allow students time to study… and for professors to catch a breath.” By taking a full week from classes, Dai said the university also prevents having to create the “crazy scheduling” of Thursday and Friday classes to be made up on different days and times at the end of the semester. While students will have the full week off for Thanksgiving, they will lose a week at the end of winter break. “In the past, winter break has benefited a very small group of students who want to do an internship or study abroad,” Dai said. “But the great majority of


Seattle Times editor arrives to lead Media and Communication David Boardman joins SMC after long career in journalism. SEAN CARLIN The Temple News David Boardman is not an academic or a professor, and doesn’t hold a Ph.D., but last week, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist started his first semester as dean of the School of Media and Communication. Boardman’s selection, which seemed atypical of a university accustomed to naming academics to dean positions, was announced in July after an expansive search to fill the position, which has been held by an interim dean since 2009. Though Boardman, who was the executive editor of The Seattle Times, doesn’t hold the staunch academic credentials of

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David Boardman was an executive editor at The Seattle Times for 30 years before accepting his deanship.|Courtesy DAVID BOARDMAN


said the opening at Temple was unlike other opportunities he had been presented with before. “Pretty much from the first hour I stepped foot on this place, I had a sense that it was different.” Boardman said. The deanship Boardman is taking over is very different from his undergraduate experience where he attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. While SMC is larger and much more diverse than Medill in terms of programs and majors, Boardman emphasized in an interview last week that he is excited to lead a school with the array of programs that SMC offers. “I recognize this as far more than just a journalism school,” Boardman said. “A big part of the strength of this school is the diversity of its programs.” As he works through his first semester at the helm, Boardman said he’s aiming to spend the fall

listening to concerns of students and faculty. “I have great confidence in my ability to lead the faculty, staff and students to the goals we all come up with collectively, but I’m also really humble about what I don’t know and understand about this world,” he said. “I’m just listening and learning during this semester.” While he is spending his first semester learning about the school, he said he hopes to invoke a sense of “courage of curiosity” in the school. “What we want to arm students with is just this passion of curiosity,” Boardman said. “That curiosity, rather than starting with conclusions, that is what I want to see in the education here.” Sean Carlin can be reached at sean.carlin@temple.edu or follow on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.


Gardeners grow for community students, faculty GARDEN and we have a really good group of new students this year who are super excited, so I’m really looking forward to that.” TCG Vice President Gabrielle Taube said that with new leadership and members comes new priorities for the school year. “We’re always changing our mission just with the dynamics of agriculture, student agriculture,” said Taube, a senior geography and urban studies major. “There’s always kind of a change in what we’re trying to do because we have so many things that we can do. We can focus on nutrition issues, we can focus on campus involvement, we can focus on urban greening, so with different leadership there’s definitely different goals.” Ament said that as president, she will focus on raising awareness about the group within the Temple community and attract people interested in gardening. “My overall goal is to get as many people excited about growing plants. It doesn’t even have to be vegetables because so many plants have a million different purposes,” Ament said. “The biggest word that stands out in my head is empowerment. It’s just so rewarding knowing that you can plant a seed and then create life out of it.” Belinda Christensen, a study abroad adviser, is one of the garden’s plot owners and uses the space along with her family. “I heard from one of our student workers that TCG had plots available for staff members, so my partner and I started to garden in one of the plots this past summer,” Christensen said in an email. “He’s a landscaper who specializes in sustainable practices, and I just love to eat, so the garden has a draw for each of us.” In addition to working with individuals, Ament said TCG collaborates with various schools and majors to integrate gardening into the curriculum. “I think that gardening and plants can apply to any department almost across campus,” Ament said. “This summer we had the fibers department from Tyler and the biology department gardening with us. The fibers department was growing stuff for natural dyes, and the biology department was growing veggies but being really scientific about it and measuring stuff and observing them and recording their observations. Everyone gets something a little bit different out of it, which I think is really cool.” In addition to gardening instruction, TCG offers students an outlet for engagement with the community in the area surrounding Main Campus. “For some [students], it’s a way to just have fun and learn



Non-students half of alcohol busts

that almost half of alcohol-related arrests have been on nonTemple students. “We used to be somewhere around 20-25 percent [of nonTemple students cited for alcohol], then we got up to 30 percent, and now this year about 50 PAGE 2 percent,” he said. “So, half of the how to garden,” Christensen people that were cited, that were said. “Beyond that, though, stopped, that were involved in many of the students have used alcohol issues and things of that their involvement with the gar- nature had nothing to do with den as a way to open up lines the university.” This issue of outside stuof communication and mutual support with the surrounding dents on campus holds particucommunity – something that is lar prevalence after the death sorely needed. By reaching out, of a West Chester student at a the TCG members are directly rooftop party during last year’s addressing issues they’re prob- Spring Fling. Dean of Students Stephanie ably talking about in class: food sovereignty, race and gentrifica- Ives said she wishes the univertion, environmental health, you sity’s reputation as a party haven would dissolve. name it.” “It is absolutely a concern TCG works with residents of Kairos House, a shelter that that visitors from around the helps homeless people rees- area, be they college students or tablish themselves with em- not, are coming to Temple and ployment and responsibilities. engaging in high-risk drinking,” Residents have their own plot at she said. Leone said that outsiders TCG, where they grow food for the meals they serve their fellow do not have the same feel for the area as Temple students do, residents. “This year, [Kairos House] was so successful,” Ament said. “They have a garden bed with cherry tomatoes. They just planted some beans that are producing like crazy and a couple other plants. We’ve come so far however there is no cap on the from the beginning [of the pro- number of credits full-time stugram]. There’s one person who dents can take. At University has still been coming since the of Pittsburgh, the limit for fulltime we started this a year and time-based tuition is 18 credits a half ago. When it started he per semester, which allows stusaid, ‘Oh, I don’t want to eat that dents the option of taking six stuff, it came from the ground. three-credit classes. Peter Jones, the vice proThat’s gross.’ But now they get excited and come by and vost of undergraduate studies, say ‘Oh yeah, all of our garden said that the 17 credit maximum plants are growing really well.’ has been in place for as long as It’s really cool to see how their he has been at the university, where he started working in perspectives have changed.” In previous years, TCG has 1985. For in-state students in worked with the Penrose Recreation Center, giving classes 2012, it cost $502 for each adin nutrition, gardening and ditional credit after 17. For outenvironmental stewardship to of-state students, it cost $813. Jones said the 17 credit school-aged students. However, Penrose and several other local maximum is based on the overcommunity and recreation cen- all credit system at Temple, ters are under construction, ef- where four-year programs refectively suspending TCG’s af- quire between 120 and 124 toter school program. Ament said tal credits to graduate. When she has other ideas for reviving broken down along eight sethat program and starting other mesters, that equals 15 to 15.5 programs focused on education. credits per semester, allowing “We’re planning on hav- most students to take enough ing a series of workshops this credits each semester without year, because something I’ve going over. For students who are willnoticed is a lot of people will get excited and then will all get ing to pay for more credits to into the garden and be like, ‘We go over the full-time limit, they don’t know what we’re doing,’” must also gain approval from Ament said. “So over the winter an advisor in their school for months, in late fall and through “course overload.” Students in the winter, [we are] having a se- the College of Liberal Arts or ries of workshops that [include] College of Science and Techthe basics and a little bit beyond nology need approval to take the basics, things you can try 18 or more credits a semester. out, when to start planting and In all other programs, students things like that, so once we start need permision to take 19 or gardening again in the spring, more credits. Jodi Laufgraben, the vice everyone is like, ‘OK, I know provost for acdemic affairs, said what I’m doing’” TCG meets Thursday that advisors must only approve nights at 8pm in Room 367A of students for course overload if they meet academic requirethe Student Center. ments, typically a minimum Kate Kelly can be reached at GPA of 3.0. Laufgraben also katekelly@temple.edu. said that seniors and juniors are more likely to need and recieve permission for course overload. At both Pittsburgh and Penn State, four-year degree programs are similar to Tem-


A discarded Bud Light bottle and party cup lay on the ground as a sign of the partying and drinking that campus police are trying to crack down on. | NICOLE PLASKEN TTN thereby causing them to behave in a reckless manner while here. Ives placed this reputation on the dramatic campus changes that the university has seen in recent years, mainly its switch from a commuter campus to a largely residential one. “As Temple transitions to more of a residential campus, alcohol and high-risk drinking are a concern,” she said. “We are addressing it presently with education, proactively with

intervention and also with enforcement. Any campus going through a transition as we are would likely have to make the same strategic efforts.” Leone continues to stress that, first and foremost, the goal of the recent push of enforcement in relation to alcohol is safety. “There are ways that you can drink but just be responsible about it,” he said. “Our goal is not to lock up every student.

We’d rather just keep you safe and patrol.” “Sometimes students are innocent, had one or two drinks and get caught up in things, but the people that wind up with an arrest, a lot of times they are just not cooperative – that’s the nicest way to put it,” he added. Cindy Stansbury can be reached at cindy.stansbury@temple.edu.

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ple’s in that they require no less than 120 credits. Undergraduate classes at both universities are also primarily three or four credits. However, Temple’s fouryear graduation rate is just 41 percent, around 20 percentage points lower than at Pittsburgh and Penn State, where four-year rates are 61 and 63 percent, respectively. The six-year rate is 68 percent, compared to 79 percent at Pitt and 83 percent at Penn State. The majority of people included beyond the sixyear rate are those who enroll at the university but never graduate, Jones said. That means that at Temple, where students face stricter persemester credit limits, 39 percent of the those who do graduate take more than four years to do so, compared to 22 percent at Pittsburgh and 24 percent at Penn State. Cassie O’Leary, a senior advertising major, was one student who said she is dissatisfied with the university’s policy. This semester, she said she had planned on taking six classes until she saw the limits and additional fees. “I wish that wasn’t the case,” O’Leary said. “I have time for six classes, but I definitely don’t have the money to take six classes.” Jones said that President Theobald and Provost Hai Lung-Dai are committed toward reducing student debt and increasing the four-year graduation rate. He also said that among university administrators, there is no talk about raising the credit limit on undergraduates. “There is no immediate need to increase the number of credits unless you want to graduate early,” Jones said. In an email, President Theobald said that he does not believe that fees for additional










PERCENT OF STUDENTS WHO GRADUATE IN FOUR YEARS AT PITT AND PENN STATE, RESPECTIVELY. credits hinder students; instead he said they promote four-year graduation rates. “We allow students to take 12-17 credit hours in a semester at the same cost to encourage students to take a reasonable class load,” Theobald said. “A student registering for 18 or more credit hours is more likely to lengthen time to graduation because they will be unable to allocate sufficient time to each course. As a result, the student could fail to obtain the knowledge and build the skills needed to succeed not only in that course, but in subsequent

courses.” Jones said that students at Temple often need to balance multiple workloads from internships and part-time jobs on top of school work, and that balancing multiple workloads on top of a heavy schedule can have adverse effects. “In your attempt to speed up, you can actually slow yourself down,” Jones said. According to statistics provided by the Provost’s Office, 1,473 students recieved course overload in the Spring 2013 semester, earning an average GPA of 3.18 during the semester. Marjeta Topi, a senior biology major, said she disagreed with the university’s logic. “If students are smart and can take more than 17 credits, [the university] should be proud of that,” she said. While burdens stemming from internship work can be an extra load on student’s schedules, they can also be an extra load on their tuition bills. Internships counting toward credit are included within the full-time limits. A student taking a typical five, three-credit class course load with an added internship would find themselves over the 17 credit maximum, having to pay for those additional credits. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 47.8 percent of class of 2013 graduates who reported participating in internships were not paid. Jones said that the university includes internship credit hours with class credit hours because the school hires internship coordinators to help students apply for positions and to inspect programs to ensure that they meet federal standards. John Moritz can be reached at john.moritz@temple.edu or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU.

Darlene Brindle Waties, 51, journalism professor Darlene Brindle Waties passed away Sept. 13. ALI WATKINS Assistant News Editor Temple’s School of Media and Communications lost one of its own this past weekend. Darlene Brindle Waties, 51, a permanent fixture at the Philadelphia Daily News and a frequent adjunct journalism instructor, passed away in her sleep on Friday night, the Daily News reported on Monday. The cause of death is yet to be deter-

mined. Her husband, David W. Waties, told the Daily News his wife suffered from diabetes. Darlene Waties, fondly remembered by colleagues for her “larger than life personality,” had most recently taught Writing for Journalism in the spring semester of 2013. “She was loud, and she was crazy, and she would completely speak off the top of her head, and it was awesome,” said George Miller, a full-time journalism professor at SMC and a former colleague of Waties at the Daily News. “Listening to her in her classroom was like listening to her in the newsroom, where she’s the most real

person you could ever possibly imagine.” A full-time page designer for the Daily News since 2001, Waties was remembered in similar fashion by her Daily News colleagues, who said in a Monday tribute story that she brought energy and enthusiasm to the newsroom. “Darlene filled the room confident, passionate, and, to borrow the title from Maya Angelou’s classic poem, she was a ‘phenomenal woman,’” Daily News editor Michael Days said in an obituary published Monday. Former Daily News copy editor, designer and wife of

former Temple journalism professor Joel Hoffmann, Nina Hoffmann, said the energy of the newsroom was what made Waties tick. “She loved it. She loved the energy of working the night news desk,” Hoffmann said in an e-mail. “If there was an argument, she’d jump in and say her piece. She was assertive and SO sassy, and I always loved that about her.” But it wasn’t just about the attitude. Behind the loud exterior, Hoffmann said Waties was genuine to the core. “I was never just a col-


Darlene Brindle Waties passed away in her sleep Friday night. |COURTESY PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS




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Raise the credit ceiling It’s time that the university raised the ceiling on its per-semester credit limit, or got rid of it altogether. At the moment, students are required to take between 12 and 17 credits each academic term in order to retain full-time status without additional fees, a requirement that in essence forces students to enroll in an average of five three-credit courses per semester. If a student breaks the credit ceiling, her or she is charged for each individual credit over the maximum. At this rate, only 41 percent of students are able to graduate in four years. Of course, graduation rates cannot be tied to the credit limit and the credit limit alone. But the results that Pennsylvania’s other state-related schools have had in regards to the speed at which their students graduate are hard to argue with. At the University of Pittsburgh, full-time students are given a credit maximum of 18 per semester. This single added credit allowance permits students to take six three-credit courses in a single semester without coughing up any added cash. Penn State does not cap the per-semester credits for students at all. These universities both boast four-year graduation rates roughly 25 percentage points higher than Temple’s.

“We allow students to take 12-17 credit hours in a semester at the same cost to encourage students to take a reasonable class load,” President Theobald said in an email correspondence with The Temple News. Put simply, a student’s maximum workload should not up to the university to decide. If students are truly capable of taking eight courses per term and graduating with degrees in only five semesters, the university should congratulate them and celebrate them as examples of success, rather than punishing them with extra fees. Students at Temple are often hung out to dry when it matters most. Required classes are frequently dropped, forcing students to delay their graduation dates and pay for extra courses the following summer or academic term. Likewise, there are very few “mandatory” advising check-ups, and students sometimes walk into their final graduation approval meetings as seniors only to find out that they need to stay on an extra semester, having missed an early required course. President Theobald’s mission statement has been to keep Temple affordable for students of all makes and models. Giving them total control over their own schedules will go a long way in accomplishing that.

A perspective on the alcohol crackdown College students drink. Some do it to get away from the pressures of classes, internships and growing debt. Others do so because they want to feel included with their friends. Too many do so and wind up finding themselves in troublesome positions with their friends, family or the law. Temple’s Campus Safety Services has partnered with the Philadelphia Police and the state’s Liquor Control Board to find and cite students on the blocks surrounding Main Campus who are disturbing the community with their drinking. Since the start of the school year, 190 people have been arrested or cited for drinking, an astronomical rise compared to the six cited during the same time period last year. We understand the need for Temple to make sure its students are staying safe and healthy, while also easing community tensions between longtime residents and a transient student population. However, when cracking down on this prolific activity, police and security officers

need to take due diligence in separating those who are harmless party-goers and those actively creating a nuisance. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, four out of five college students report that they drink, and half said they binge drink. The majority of Temple students, or any college students for that matter, are not out to cause trouble. Policies such as the Medical Amnesty Policy are commendable in that they put the safety of our students above any desire to punish their bad decisions. It’s understandable that university would be fearful of Temple’s growing reputation as a place where other college students can come to drink without fear of repercussions. We support the university’s efforts to keep students safe and increase harmony in our shared community. In doing so however, the resources used should be focused on the heart of the problem: those who drink beyond the point of controlling themselves in public.

CORRECTIONS An editorial that appeared in print last week titled “Closed hearings, open issues,” failed to properly contextualize the issue of student conduct hearings. Temple is bound by federal law to not disclose information on student conduct hearings. To suggest otherwise would be to suggest that Temple violate the law. 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 editor@temple-news. com or 215.204.6737.



Oct. 13, 1961: Bill Cosby cheers up a lousy football squad. The comedian was a halfback on the football team. Perhaps he could drop into the current 0-3 Owls’ locker room to boost team morale.

Professor payment a priority Temple must eschew national trends and avoid overpaying its president.


our public and many private university presidents individually earned more than $1 million in the last year. This news brings an obvious corollary into perspective: the declining salary of professors. A c cording to a 2013 report by left-leaning magazine Mother Jones, presidents Romsin McQuade at public universities are now making triple the average amount of professors, at private universities the rate is quadruple. How could the administrator of an institution whose main objective is to educate the leaders of tomorrow take in hundreds of thousands of dollars while the ones doing the actual teaching, the professors, are making, on average, three to four times less than these presidents? This national trend seems to be taking off with no signs of stopping. In 2011-2012 fiscal year, former Penn State President Graham Spanier was the high-

est paid university president at nearly $3 million. On the other hand, the average salary of a professor there was a miniscule $132,100, nearly 22 times less than the president of the college. “That’s the way the system goes,” a Temple professor who wished to remain anonymous said in response to these numbers. “What’s worrisome is that you have so many hardworking people on the ground, putting hours into papers and seeing students,” the professor said. “They should be compensated and encouraged to stick to a high level of performance. And that doesn’t require a lot of money.” According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Temple paid its professors, on average, a salary of $134,000 per year, the 29th highest salary among American public universities. This results in a salary that is in the Top 6 percent out of all publically funded schools. Similarly, Temple’s soonto-be-inaugurated president, Neil Theobald, is paid a base salary of $450,000 per year, considerably less than former president Ann Weaver Hart, who earned a base salary of $570,000. Yet even this $134,000 professor salary is skewed. Upon further speculation, one must note that the salaries included all faculty salaries, in-

cluding all professors employed by the faculty except from a college’s medical school. This turns a simple question into a search for Noah’s Ark. It’s quite evident that many of the statistics pertaining to professor salaries rely on the entire faculty employed by the university, with tenured professors and professional school professors highly inflating these numbers. And it’s these sorts of statistics that contribute to another debate: Are professors paid enough? With an increasing number of professors now holding doctorate degrees, the amount of debt that some professors possess is staggering. On top of earning an undergraduate degree, there’s the master’s and finally the coveted doctorate, with associated levels of debt often totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. On top of this, many professors don’t begin teaching until they are at least 30 years old. Combine the late job entry, the amount of debt and the pressure to write publications and you have entered into the mindset of a new professor. The current college salary paradigm is one that is undoubtedly flawed. Some adjunct pro-

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college salary paradigm is one that is undoubtedly flawed.

fessors and graduate assistants do not even receive benefits such as basic health insurance. Not only do Temple’s professors often wait for students during office hours until they come and ask for help, but they also have a major influence over students’ thinking. They can be the ones who spark a change, cause kids to take pride in their work or point out the not-soobvious. “If I tell a first-generation college kid, ‘You’re really good at this, you should really think about an Ivy League program,’ and they say, ‘I’m not really Ivy League material,’ I say, ‘Of course you are. I’ve seen people like you,’” the professor said. “That does more for their life than all the edifice of the administration. The administration, by bringing good teachers in to teach, helps that out, but not if those teachers are stressed out about job security.” A slight increase in professor salaries could provide a sense of security in a precarious economy and ultimately, a sense of permanency in the face of their temporary stay at the school, resulting in a focus on the present and on the students. This could go a long way in increasing a school’s integrity and providing the school with more professors that are engaged, involved and see themselves as part of the school community. Romsin McQuade can be reached at romsin.mcquade@temple.edu.




Gauging Street’s smarts ‘Thinking About It’ isn’t enough

What are students learning in Mayor Street’s courses?

Online courses alone aren’t going to stop sexual harrasment.


ome say that those who cannot do, teach. But doesn’t that aphorism then imply that those who do, or have done, shouldn’t teach? The university’s Temple Made campaign describes its students as “Philly made” and “shaped by the city of Philadelphia.” In fact, the E. Payne political sciSchroeder ence department offers a class taught by John Street, Philadelphia’s former mayor. Street, elected by the public in 1999 and again in 2003, instructs an upper level special topics course on urban politics. Street’s breadth of knowledge, gained from years working within the political system of the nation’s fifth largest city, cannot be questioned. Nevertheless, there’s shared sentiment amongst political science majors that Street, experienced though he may be, is an ineffective teacher. “I love John Street as a person but not as a professor,” Alex Fischer, senior honors political science major who took Street’s course in the fall of 2012, said. “The class is, for political science majors, one of those classes you take if you need an easy A. You really have to go out of your way to do poorly.” Street declined to comment about his course, but Fischer did not hesitate to label it as unstructured. He recalled few assigned readings and lectures that were “unfocused,” mostly centering on anecdotes of Street’s stints in public office. One of the main topics of discussion, Fischer said, was the then-current presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, even though the course is supposed to focus on local politics. Fischer also claimed that students were able to frequently get away with not completing readings and online assignments. Fischer said students simply had to certify with their signatures that they finished their assignments and they would receive a grade. Fischer said he believes that Street’s neglect of student accountability, and the ease students had at steering Street off-topic in his lectures, does a disservice to his students. “It was very easy to get [Street] off topic, so we could


JUSTIN SMITH TTN bring up the Eagles and then we would just talk about defense for 20 minutes,” Fischer said. “Without that incentive from the teacher, to be held accountable for any of the information, it’s kind of hard to keep yourself accountable.” When asked if he would ever recommend Street’s class to his friends and other political science majors, Fischer said that it depended on what they would be looking to get from it. “If you want an easy class, I mean if that’s your goal, to get an A, I would recommend it,” Fischer said. “If you want to learn something, I definitely would not recommend it. I feel like you could read a book on urban politics and learn more.” However, not everyone who took the course echoed Fischer’s experience. Vivian Skumpija, another honors political science major and senior who enrolled in Street’s course in Fall 2012, seemed to have mixed emotions after considering his teaching style and format for the class. “I liked [Street],” Skumpija said. “He was funny, and he did have some really interesting things to say. Overall, I’m glad I took the class because it counted as an upper level [honors

course], and it wasn’t the hardest upper level I ever took. It’s not that I wouldn’t recommend it to somebody, but I would just say, especially for an honors student, this isn’t your typical class that you’re used to.” Skumpija fondly reminisced on the class’s final project: a simulation of a city council where the majority of students took on the role of a particular advocacy group and lobbied other students acting as legislatures for budget allocations. “[The simulation] was pretty cool,” Skumpija said. “It raised a lot of questions that I personally had never thought of before on homelessness, so I really liked my topic, and that’s why I had a good experience with it.” But Skumpija said, irrespective of the budget simulation, Street’s course was unorganized, and his lecture style could be deemed “storytelling.” Like Fischer, Skumpija said that it is Street’s informal lecturing that affects students’ abilities to retain any useful information. “I think it might just be me, but after so much storytelling, I didn’t really know when to be tuned in and when to tune out,” Skumpija said. “It’s easy to just

tune out when someone is just telling stories from their past.” Perhaps Street would be more effective as a guest lecturer rather than an adjunct professor. Regardless of a faculty member’s credentials, be they from the realm of academia or the tenure of a position within their field of expertise, he or she should always be held accountable to deliver the high quality of education guaranteed to students by this university. Students must also avoid praising a professor for being an “easy A” on feedback forms and own up if they aren’t learning anything. Many professors, not just Street, ignore their own syllabus and appear to be more interested in recounting their own careers or extolling their successes, values or beliefs instead of teaching. If the structure of a course and the lecture style of the professor hinder the students’ abilities to learn, it not only diminishes the value of their degrees, but the university as a whole. E. Payne Schroeder can be reached at payne.schroeder@temple.edu.

t’s time for some innovation in the way Temple teaches students about drinking and sexual assault, as well as the appropriate ways to talk about each one. Every freshman had to take the online course “Think About It” that addressed responsible drinking, healthy relationships and sexual asJoe Brandt sault, but how many students were actually paying attention? There is no way to know immediately. Only time will tell whom the program really reached, but large-scale attempts to convey an idea to Temple’s student body, no matter how serious the topic is, seem to be met with some resistance. “Think About It” is run by a company called Campus Clarity that “takes a harm-reduction approach that resonates with students and results in a healthy campus culture that fosters learning and growing intellectually,” according to its website. A few schools in the area, including St. Joseph’s University, require it for freshmen. Temple offered $100 in Diamond Dollars to the first five students to complete the program with a high score. The program is an interactive slideshow with animated and real life videos about the topics at hand. A few videos are exactly what students need to see, particularly one featuring a remorseful sexual predator. However, these videos are a small percentage of the threehour presentation. Between video segments, questions about the issues at hand will pop up, and the user gets points for answering the questions correctly, though points can also be acquired just for completing the course. To get the most bonus points – and the shiny badges with creative names like “Drug Lord” – the user has to click on all of the bonus sources, such as a link to Pennsylvania’s rape laws. Flashy hypothetical situations take the front seat; the reality of the law is, for the most part, in the back. The fact that the program’s effectiveness relies on one’s willingness to learn is its most glaring fault, as the students who are willing to hear about

why rape is serious seem to already have some knowledge about the topic. “I knew about that stuff already, but it was good to hear about it again,” freshman geology major Shelby Guercio said. What about the students who don’t already know about this stuff? Educational programs of this nature should connect with those students on a more personal level to ensure that some lesson is being learned. Moreover, the results don’t seem very promising so far. Since the start of the semester, there have been five sexrelated crimes reported around Main Campus, a comparatively large number for a single month at Temple. Furthermore, there have been 190 alcohol-related arrests or citations in the first three weeks of the current semester, compared to six during the same time frame in 2012. Under the tutelage of “Think About It,” these numbers should be going down, rather than up. Offering badges and extra points to those who click on the “bonus parts” of an interactive presentation distracts from the overall message and further trivializes the serious topics at hand. Marketing a class that is already required further divorces the two things that need to come together: powerfully important knowledge and students’ brains. Finally, offering $100 in Diamond Dollars to the first five people to finish “Think About It” with a high score is practically telling them to rush. To get all of the questions right, one would need some prior knowledge anyway, so the likely winners did not have as much to learn from the program as others. The students who could benefit from the lessons in the program, however, are inclined to rush through to be the first to get that prize at the end. One hundred Diamond Dollars can buy a lot of Slurpees. The most powerful statistic in “Think About It” is that one in four women on a college campus is a victim of rape. To make our anti-assault efforts even more effective, we should engage in hands-on activities that show just how prevalent sexual assault is instead of spouting facts at random for pure shock value. It is unfortunate that we should have to try so hard to reach students about serious issues, but they must be reached. Joe Brandt can be reached at joseph.brandt@temple.edu.

When designing dorms, community is key Communal life is making a comeback in new college dormitories.


veryone at Temple has seen it: the monolithic Morgan Hall, the topmost peak of the North Philadelphia skyline. However, while Temple constructed its newest building replete with all of the bells and whistles of a modern metropolitan apartment building, other universities suspect that such Paige Klaniecki a m e n i t i e s may prove to be a double-edged sword. Each apartment-style dorm in Morgan Hall includes two full bathrooms, a fully functional kitchen and a lounge area with a 42-inch flat screen television,

not to mention an absolutely stunning view of the Philadelphia skyline. With so many accommodations, a student would hardly ever need to leave his or her room. That might be just the problem, though. Multiple universities across the country have found that when students live in dorms comparable to fullyfledged apartments, they – firstyears especially – often choose to stay in their rooms. It’s true: Morgan Hall was designed with the intention to foster better academic and communal environments than previously experienced at Main Campus. “People who went to college in the ‘60s and ‘70s will not recognize these dorms,” James Creedon, Temple’s vice president of construction, facilities and operations, said while building was underway. With so much comfort inside their own doors, many students now find that getting to know neighbors is difficult. When asked about her living ex-

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perience in Morgan Hall, freshman Maddy Pelesh said that she enjoyed the luxuries provided, especially the fully equipped kitchen, but the amenities also came with added feelings of isolation. “I feel like I don’t know anyone on my floor,” Pelesh said. With the accommodations provided and entertainment as far away as the nearest computer, phone or television, students in Morgan Hall often find themselves lacking a solid community. While seclusion is certainly a downside for all students in apartment-style living, building a strong college community is an especially pressing concern for first-year students. According to a study conducted by Dr. Linda K. Lau, professor of computer information systems management at Longwood University, freshmen who feel that they are part of a community are more likely to return as sophomores, and are also more likely to be successful in their college careers. Temple’s cur-

rent freshman retention rate is 87.5 percent. While this is higher than the national average of 67 percent, it’s still lower than Penn State’s retention rate of 92.2 percent or the University of Pittsburgh’s 92 percent rate. Some universities have foreseen the problems that come with reclusive first-year students brought up in luxury accommodations. The University of Pittsburgh’s newest housing addition, Nordenberg Hall, is designed for freshmen and includes such amenities such as a mini-fridge, microwave and a television. However, these rooms are not apartment or suite-style, as the dorms supply communal lounges and bathrooms rather than private ones. As a result, students are able to foster a stronger community. Out of the entirety of the university’s available freshmen housing this year, Nordenberg Hall was the most requested from students at the University of Pittsburgh, according to an article by the Pittsburgh PostGazette. However, Pittsburgh


is not the only university to recently opt for this style. The University of Oklahoma has also constructed a new apartment complex in place of a 50-year-old building, yet it will retain a communal style of living. It seems that students simply meet more people in that style of hall. “Due to the fact that I actually have to leave my room to go to the bathroom, I just run into more people in the hall, and sharing a bathroom with people doesn’t really bother me,” freshman Monica Fischer said of her living experience in communalstyle Johnson Hall. So where does that leave Temple? Morgan Hall, luxurious though it is, seems to foster a feeling of solitude, which is ultimately detrimental to the freshman experience. Latenight study breaks with the neighbors in one’s hall and hallway-spanning guitar jam sessions are some of the most memorable parts of the college lifestyle, and students often find themselves forming strong

friendships with the people they meet in their freshmen dorms. Communal life is a vital experience that many students find themselves missing out on in apartment-style living. Now, students can’t really control what sort of housing the university decides to build, but they can be aware of the pros and cons that come with each style and pick that which best suits their own needs. One might decide that they’d willingly forgo a sense of community for the ability to cook meals in a complete kitchen or the privacy provided by a personal lounge area. However, they’d be giving up an opportunity to meet new people and a chance to be a part of a new community. Ultimately, that’s what some would define as the true college experience. Paige Klaniecki can be reached at paige.klaniecki@temple.edu.




In The Nation

Crime Mysterious hole at Morgan

Squirrel squabbles

Campus police responded to a call around 2 a.m. Sunday morning at Morgan Hall, where residents found a golf-ball sized hole in an eighth floor window. Charlie Leone, the acting executive director of Campus Safety Services, said that residents of the hall in the south wing of Morgan reported hearing “firecrackers” before they discovered the hole. However, Leone said police had not been able to determine the cause of the hole, though they have ruled out that it is a bullet hole. Leone said police found glass inside the building and on the street below. -John Moritz

Yale University has apparently experienced a massive drop in its campus population- at least of the four-legged variety. Students have reported that, since returning to school this fall squirrels have been strangely absent from the Connecticut campus, and some are suggesting that Mother Nature had nothing to do with it. “It appears that the administration paid to have all the squirrels on campus killed over the summer,” read an anonymous email sent to Gawker. “As students have begun to realize the genocide that has taken place, they are rising up, enraged and disgusted.” The university claims no such squirrel slaying occurred. “Yale has no squirrel extermination program and has not tried to reduce or manage the squirrel population,” a university spokesman told The Huffington Post. “I would not know about any possible fluctuations in the local gray squirrel population.”

Two stuck in elevator

-Ali Watkins

Sex assault chant at St. Mary’s A student body president has stepped down and several other high-ranking student leaders have tendered resignation letters at Canada’s St. Mary’s University, following a chant at a freshmen event that championed sexual assault. The chant, which included phrases like “U is for Underage” and “N is for No Consent”, was a part of a traditional “Frosh week” event on campus, and had apparently been a part of the festivities for years. The university has said all of the student leaders will be required to take a sensitivity training course after the incident.

-Ali Watkins

Trayvon tribute The Alabama State University’s marching band took a unique formation on the field this

Members of the Wild Cherry Student Section cheer for the Cherry and White on the set of “Good Morning America” Thursday morning, Sept. 12 | DUSTIN WINGATE TTN

weekend during its halftime show: the band spelled out “Trayvon” in a tribute to Florida’s Trayvon Martin. “Ladies and gentlemen, we ask that you please rise and join the Mighty Marching Hornets as we salute the life of Trayvon Martin and join us in the honored tradition of Amazing Grace,” the field announcer said during the performance, as reported in Campus Reform. -Ali Watkins

Former FAMU football player dead in tragedy A North Carolina police officer is facing voluntary manslaughter charges and a former Florida

A&M football player is dead following a police call in Charlotte that investigators say went horribly wrong. Jonathan Ferrell was unarmed and reportedly seeking help at a home after crashing his vehicle when the homeowner, who did not know Ferrell, called 911 after opening her door and not recognizing the 24-year-old. Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer Randall Kerrick arrived at the home, at which point Ferrell approached him. Kerrick reportedly shot Ferrell with a taser, at which point Ferrell reportedly continued to advance towards Kerrick. Kerrick fired multiple shots at Ferrell, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Kerrick did not have a lawful right to discharge his weapon in the encounter. -Ali Watkins

After last year’s unsuccessful petition, graduation date moves to later in week those students end up staying at home during that one month period with nothing really to do.” The Provost’s Office is working with the various colleges to find replacements for programs that are affected by the shorter winter break, Dai said. Also starting in 2015, the graduation day will be moved to a Friday instead of the traditional Thursday. Dai said the change of the spring commencement ceremony to a Friday was done to allow out-of-town fami-


lies to travel more easily to see their relatives graduate. The university will conduct commencement Friday morning followed by college graduation ceremonies Friday and Saturday afternoons in an attempt to accommodate religious holidays and observances. Last spring, an unsuccessful petition to change the date of graduation because it interfered with the Jewish holiday Shavuot gained more than 350 signatures. Dai said while the change to Fri-

day graduation was not made to accommodate any one holiday or practice, the university hopes to “avoid any potential conflict because of religious practices.” University calendars are released two years ahead of the graduation date, and a year before the start of the fall semester. John Moritz can be reached at john. moritz@temple.edu or on Twitter @ JCMoritzTU

Two people were stuck for roughly half an hour inside a Morgan Hall elevator before being rescued by Philadelphia firefighters Sunday evening. Acting Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said the two became stuck when three of the elevators at the residence hall failed shortly after 5 p.m. Morgan Hall security officers notified the Otis Elevator Company and the Philadelphia Fire Department, who responded to the scene. The incident appeared unrelated to an earlier incident in the residence hall Sunday afternoon, when contractors accidentally tripped the fire alarms. -John Moritz

Indecent assault reported

An indecent assault was reported to Campus Safety Services to have occured on Sept. 5 on the 1100 block of Diamond Street. Around 11 p.m., a woman was walking down Diamond Street when a man walking toward her reached out and grabbed her dress while allegedly touching her buttocks, before quickly walking away Acting Executive Director of Campus Saftey Services Charlie Leone said. -John Moritz

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colleague or even a friend to her. She treated me like a daughter. I remember her hugging me at my wedding and I could tell she was legitimately proud of me, of watching me grow up.,” Hoffmann said. “She was such a kind person. It’s people like Darlene that make the Daily News a really special place to work. The people there, they wanna get up in your business because they truly care. That was Darlene.” Waties had taught Writing for Journalism six times since taking a regular adjunct position in 2008. Fellow professors remembered hearing her booming voice carry through the hallways of Annenberg Hall, and said she connected

with her students through the same nononsense attitude she brought to the newsroom. “She was a great personality, larger than life, very funny. Engaging person. As a teacher, the students very much enjoyed her, [they] thought that they really learned the craft of journalism well from her,” said Andrew Mendelson, chair of the journalism department. “[She was] always talking about teaching more if the opportunity came up. [She] just really loved it,” he added. Ali Watkins can be reached at ali.watkins@temple.edu or on Twitter @AliMArieWatkins.





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Kimberly Cassady teaches Creative Thinking, an advertising class that uses Play-Doh, crayons and Disney Pandora to help students connect with their childhood selves.| JACOB COLON TTN

Course adds color to learning

An advertising class uses unconventional learning strategies to help students develop their creativity and employ new thought processes.



oloring, karaoke, arm wrestling: This is not kindergarten – this is the curriculum for Creative Thinking, an advertising requisite taught by Kimberly

Cassady. Cassady said the unique curriculum of the course is all in the spirit of achieving the class’ ultimate goals, which are encouraging creativity and inspiring new ways of thinking. “We learn about steps to becoming a more

creative person, sort of like marathon training,” Cassady said. “We do all sorts of activities to correspond with the step of the day. So, if we’re learning to be more like a child, crayons or Play-Doh will definitely be involved in the day’s activities. And Disney radio will be playing on Pandora.” Cassady has been teaching fall, spring and online summer classes since 2008. She said she loves being involved with Temple, her alma mater. “After graduation, I jumped from place to place trying to find my perfect job,” Cassady said. “My role was always graphic designer or marketing coordinator. It wasn’t until I joined the adver-

tising department as an adjunct that I found what I was looking for. I love teaching, and I still get to do freelance graphic design. Outside of work, you’ll find me looking through my camera lens, playing with fondant and other cake decorating goodies or Pinterest crafting away.” According to the class mission statement, this course uses team-oriented sessions to develop the creative skills necessary for solving advertising problems. A cross-discipline approach is utilized, and people whom Cassady called “creatives” from various advertising and nonadvertising disciplines participate as guest facilitators and speakers.

The description excludes the “acting, music and laughing” that Cassady highlights as integral to the curriculum, which students seem to readily accept. Senior advertising major Victoria Sklar named a plethora of unconventional classroom activities that students would be hard-pressed to find in other jurisdictions on campus. “We made monsters, talked about campaigns and played plenty of games,” Sklar said. “We watched a couple Disney movies and looked for branding in [them].” While the unorthodox exercises and relaxed


Recording a relationship Art majors can be practical Recording engineer Jack Klotz advises students to network. FIONA GALZARANO The Temple News Office hours could be much more valuable to students than just being a step closer to achieving a good grade in one class. Jack Klotz, a recording engineer at Temple, said he believes establishing positive relationships with professors can help students break into their desired field. “Journalism, television, web design, gaming, film, music – these are all businesses that are built on relationships,” Klotz said. “People talk about them in terms of networking.” Klotz considers his own experiences to be examples of when a connection with a professor or classmates has paid off. During his undergraduate years, Klotz said, he had a professor that redirected his life: Jim Gallagher, an adjunct instructor for the School of Media and Communication. Gallagher introduced Klotz to the profession of a recording engineer and informed him about a job opening at Sigma Sound. Not only did his relationship with Gallagher benefit his career, but his classmate also came to his aide. She had been hired as an associate producer for a television company, told her boss about Klotz’s talent at audio producing and helped him get a job.

Tyler faculty believes students have opportunities in today’s job market. ALEXA BRICKER The Temple News

a very common misconception. The pressure to have a marketable skill set is indiscriminate among all students. Like most other professions, the expansion of technology is helping to create new opportunities for art students. Without any digital or computer software knowledge or skills, artists may have a far more difficult time, faculty members said. “I would think the most practical majors are ones using technology,” Dolan said. “Like graphic design, photography and perhaps illustration.” Graphic design students have the ability to generate their art in a digital format, which opens doors to a wide variety of careers.

“With a design degree, you can get a job at a design firm, an ad agency and in a lot of other fields,” Abby Bennett, a Tyler professor of graphic design, said. “We’ve been really pushing active design for iPods. That’s really where a lot of work is at.” Bennett said using technology in art is an invaluable tool for current students. The ability to convey art with computer programs opens multiple job possibilities. However, Bennett said she does not believe other careers involving art must become obsolete simply because of a rise in demand for digital skills. She said careers that don’t primarily

ProfesTYLER SCHOOL OF ART sors at Tyler School of Art said they believe that art students are at no disadvantage to break into the job market, provided that they adapt to the trends of the digital world. “The job market is tough today no matter what you are,” Therese Dolan, an art history professor at Tyler, said. “But the use of digital media does help.” With students of all majors concerned about finding Jack Klotz believes that a years-long relationship with his own tangible career paths postprofessor established his career. | HUA ZONG TTN graduation, many misinterpret an art degree to be frivolous or “Networking starts with had never thought about teachdisadvantageous to the process, your classmates,” Klotz said. ing. Long story short, I went which Tyler professors said is CAREER PAGE 8 “You’ll be calling them to give down, started teaching a class them work, and they’ll be call- and really liked it. Your profesing you to give you work early sors, especially if it’s someone on.” you’ve had more than one class It was because of this expe- with, [will] know what your Temple researchers consider obesity to be an epidemic for children. rience in the field of television skill sets are, and [connect you that Klotz said he was hired for with] folks that they know, if obesity, understanding why it’s SHAYNA KLEINBERG the job Gallagher had recom- they think your skill sets will fit bad, understanding how we apThe Temple News mended at Sigma Sound. them.” proach it and how we prevent “They’d never had an apAfter a few years at Temple, it,” Fisher said. Since March 1, plicant, because it was a famous Gallagher left the job for an ad- FACULTY Obesity among individumusic recording studio,” Klotz ministrative position at another 2006, the Center for Obesity als from lower socioeconomic said.“They’d never had anyone school. He entrusted Klotz with Research and Education at statuses and public health are apply for a position there before the class he taught at Temple Temple has been conducting inthe main focuses of CORE’s vestigative research on the obewho had any TV experience.” when he stepped down. research. Fisher is a nutritionist A few years later, Sigma Klotz recalled the exchange sity epidemic, going behind the who mainly studies how obese Sound switched hands, and its between himself and Gallagher psychological, behavioral and children behave around food staff was laid off. Although it at the time as a transformational physical effects of obesity, esand the development of eating could have been an unfortunate moment for his career at Tem- pecially among young children. behaviors in infants and young Associate Professor of the setback, Klotz instead received ple. children. a call from Gallagher, advising “He called and said, ‘Look, Department of Public Health Jennifer Fisher, nutritionist. “Our work at the center is him to take up teaching. I have to give up my class at Jennifer Orlet Fisher, Ph.D, di- |NORAH GUNN TTN very population and communi“He said, ‘Well, I just start- Temple. You should start teach- rects the Family Eating Laboty-based,” Fisher said. “We are ed teaching at this school. You ing that,’” Klotz said. “And ratory, where she studies how an intercollege center that fea- in the business of behavior and would be perfect. You should that’s when I started [in] 1996. different families and children tures multidisciplinary research are interested in work that transbehave with food. that focuses on the causes, come do it,’” Klotz said. “I KLOTZ PAGE 16 CORE PAGE 8 “The center is meant to be consequences and treatment of

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Center examines eating habits to combat obesity in young children lates basic biological behavioral science into interventions that specifically address obesity at populations [that are] at an elevated risk.” “The center offers interventions to help treat or prevent obesity and improve children’s activity while increasing knowledge on eating behavior,” Fisher said. “Knowledge is important but not just enough to change our behavior. The psychology of how we act and lifestyle changes are more than just a diet to lose weight, and really moves them toward healthy behavior for a healthier outcome.” The ultimate goal of Fisher’s research is to comprehend how early eating environments influence child behavioral controls of food intake and the resulting health outcomes, particularly in overweight children. “It’s not what kids eat, but why kids eat what they eat,” Fisher said. “In a laboratory setting, we can study why children behave the way they do, and

why one child may be open to new foods, but the other is so selective in their habits. Also, why some children seem to maintain a healthy weight in an environment that’s prone to obesity and why other kids seem more susceptible.” The efforts of Fisher’s studies focus on the fundamental role of the family environment and how it affects the development of children’s early eating habits. CORE offers research training experiences to graduate and undergraduate students at Temple and is currently working with Ph.D. and Master’s students. “Students are a really important part of the work that we do,” Fisher said. “Providing students with high-quality research training and experiences is part of the reason we are in academics.” CORE has seven faculty members that serve as investigators into the obesity epidemic among minorities of a lower so-


cioeconomic status. The center receives grants from governmental programs such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund research programs. Currently, the center is working on a USDA-funded study focusing on mothers that are participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. The study works with mothers to focus on how they feed their children. “Most of us know we should be eating healthier,” Fisher said. “The goal is not to give our kids candy all of the time. The question is how do you do that and navigate through a normal dayto-day life at the table.” Another USDA-funded study launched from CORE is based out of the school system in Philadelphia. The study collected data from 16 local schools to understand the role of breakfast in schools and children’s lives. “Some work suggests

that kids perform better when they eat breakfast as opposed to skipping breakfast,” Fisher said. “The goal of the study is to understand the utility of the federal breakfast program. Half of the schools involved are doing business as usual however they administer school breakfast, while the other portion are doing a classroom breakfast, using the classroom breakfast to increase student’s participation in one healthy breakfast. Normally, kids eat about three mini meals before they get to lunch. We want to promote a healthy breakfast in the classroom, with the help of social marketing and nutrition education to reinforce those messages.” The goal of CORE is to improve healthy eating behavior, particularly among young obese children. Backed by the federal government, CORE reptesentatives said its intention is to provide useful tools to intervene on obesity in the hopes of providing useful information that

The Center for Obesity Research and Education has seven faculty members who conduct research.| NORAH GUNN TTN helps fight obesity by offering solutions and alternatives. “The tendency is to not really grow out of these behaviors, but to track them to later childhood and then to adulthood,”

Fisher said. “We want to understand how to prevent obesity altogether.” Shayna Kleinberg can be reached at shayna.kleinberg@temple.edu.

Tyler community believes art majors can find work with knowledge of digital landscape potentially lead to great success for art students. “Some of our students have worked as critics and researchers,” Dolan said. “One of my students is the registrar at the National Constitution Center and another is working at the American Philosophical Society and a lot [of students] work at the Philly Museum of Art. We actually have a lot of success for our students.” Tyler faculty members said the ultimate decision that an art student must eventually make is where to go after graduation. There are many more careers involving art than people may think, so many in the art field believe that making the decision can be difficult. “In terms of its function in society, art has a unique position,” painting and drawing professor Philip Glahn said. “It makes the question of ‘What [does] an artist to do for work?’ hard. But I do believe that when people get out of here, they have artistic careers.” Glahn said producing painters and illustrators is not the most important thing they do at Tyler, although some graduates do find success in that specific


Therese A. Dolan said students have found success in the job market as critics and researchers. | MARYAM HALLAJ TTN art field. “Some students show their work in museums, in galleries and to collectors,” Glahn said. “But another thing is that we do teach skills, like how to read the world in a more tangible way and critical thinking.” He said these skills may not be limited to art-related topics, but they help prepare students

for the rest of their lives. “The most crucial part is that because we are an academic environment, we owe it to our students to find new ways in which art is useful to society,” Glahn said. “You can also go off with these skills in another job.” Faculty at Tyler agreed that sending students off not only well-prepared for a career, but

life as a whole, is the end goal. From a student perspective, being passionate about life and their career is at the forefront of their minds. “I feel really good about my future,” Stephanie Cayer, a junior graphic design major at Tyler, said. The 30-year-old student decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in art. She said that it is important to find a balance between stability and a career that clicks for each person. “I’m definitely more of a fine artist, but I also need to think about job prospects,” Cayer said. “But I’m not really about money. I want to be able to do the most creative thing possible.” Bennett said creativity can take art students down any career path they choose, provided that they have the drive to pursue the avenue of work enthusiastically. “If a student is in a major just for a job, it won’t work,” Bennett said. “They have to be passionate about what they are doing.” Alexa Bricker can be reached at alexa.bricker@temple.edu.

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Dustin Morrow’s musical “Everything Went Down” screens Sept. 19.

“What We Sow” shows Philly the importance of heirloom foods.

MARY SALISBURY The Temple News Dustin Morrow isn’t just a former Temple professor. He’s a writer, director, editor, filmmaker, music lover and self-proclaimed “demon on the karaoke stage.” His love of music, passion for film and desire to create a “realist” musical led to his most recent feature film “Everything Went Down,” which will be shown in Annenberg Hall’s TV Studio 1 at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19. From 2004 to 2011, Morrow taught TV production, editing, script writing and web media within the media studies and production department at Temple. “I miss the Temple students,” Morrow said. “They were awesome, unpretentious, worked hard and had good attitudes about being in those classes. My favorite part about teaching is helping students put together their films, programs or whatever it is they’re trying to produce.” Morrow is in his third year of teaching at Portland State University in Portland, Ore. He said he was mainly attracted to Portland State for the opportunity to teach film history and film studies courses. “I majored in cinema at the University of Iowa, so I’ve always been more of a film guy,” Morrow said. “Therefore, the department at Portland State is a slightly better fit for me.” The location also appeals to Morrow, who said he always wanted to live in the Pacific Northwest. Morrow has written and directed dozens of short films. “Everything Went Down” is his third feature-length film. Morrow drew his inspiration for the style of this film from the Irish musical “Once.” Though he grew up in Illinois, Morrow said Ireland holds a special place in his heart because of his Irish ancestry and love for Dublin, where he has taught several summer study abroad programs. “I wanted to create what I call a ‘realist’ musical to show that musicals don’t have to be


CHELSEA FINN The Temple News The Mural Arts program is to thank for 3,600 public art pieces in the city. The Mural Arts Program strives to change lives and bring together the community through the use of mural arts. The art form is supposed to serve as an inspiration to the public and become a service for community members. The program has evolved Shannon Brown (left) of Green Aisle Grocery discusses bread options with customer Ezekiel Zagar at Fountain Farmers’ from a small community project Market, which also offers other fall favorites such as tomatoes, corn and sweet potatoes. | TAYLOR SPICER TTN to one that is now recognized as the nation’s largest mural arts program. Thanks to partnerships and is growing. 43rd Street and Baltimore Av- ages the weekly market on cooperation with city agencies, Farmers’ markets Most markets in the city enue on Thursdays and Satur- Main Campus at Broad Street community programs, schools, grant residents access are managed by one of two or- days, and Headhouse Farmers’ and Cecil B. Moore Avenue on nonprofits, private companies and philanthropies, the Mural ganizations: The Food Trust Market at 2nd and Lombard Thursdays. to locally and Farm to City. Both have streets on Sundays. “We wanted to open a farm- Arts Program is able to continue grown food. a variety of markets spread “Our farmers’ markets are ers’ market that would serve to expand. This includes “What throughout Philadelphia and its a great source of fresh food Temple students, faculty and We Sow,” which has been runSARAE GDOVIN suburbs, bringing fresh produce and it’s also an opportunity for staff, as well as the Yorktown ning through mid-summer and The Temple News and other goods from farmers customers to talk to the farm- community that borders it,” Uy will continue into the first few weeks of fall. The program will ers who produce their food said. he city is gray, from and small businesses. The Food Trust began 20 about how it was grown,” said Many of the farmers and mark the 30th anniversary of the its concrete skyscrapers to the gum-ridden years ago with the idea of mak- Nicky Uy, senior associate of businesses are transporting Mural Arts Program. “The way this came about, sidewalks, but bits ing sure that everyone has ac- the farmers’ market program at their goods less than 150 miles of green are starting to pop up cess to fresh foods. Today, they The Food Trust. “We also try to from the markets. Weavers Way Lucy and Jorge [Orta] are inoperate 25 markets, some of make the food at our markets Co-op is one of the vendors at ternationally known artists and around Philadelphia. The Food Trust’s Headhouse also use art as a vehicle, as a The farmers’ market trend the most well-known being the more affordable.” way to start conversation about Clark Park Farmers’ Market at The Food Trust also manFARMERS’ PAGE 12 certain topics,” said Amy Johnston, the Mural Arts Program’s information and event specialist. Artists Lucy and Jorge Orta were like, ‘Hey would you ever con- are a large part of the “What We After 17 years, Boot & sider having shows at your own spot Sow” project and will host “The Saddle in South Philly if we helped facilitate?’” Agnew Meal” on Oct. 5. said. “Particularly, they were alThere will be a communal reopens its doors. luding to, ‘Hey, let’s build a venue table consisting of 118 tables DAVID ZISSER together and you could have your with eight seats each, stretching The Temple News shows there.’ This was over a couple from Arch Street, through Marof years, but we eventually found the ket Street and up to Chestnut MUSIC Don’t let the gigantic, space that’s now the Union Transfer, Street. The idea is for the audineon boot perched un-illuminated but was the Spaghetti Warehouse at ence to engage in conversation outside the front of the bar fool you. the time.” over the importance of nutrition Boot & Saddle in South Philly is With the success of the Union and heirloom foods. once again open for business. Transfer, the duo decided to reconPartner organizations will Under the direction of Sean vene and set their sights on finding a be at “The Meal” to insure that Agnew, the wunderkind responsible smaller space. conversation is flowing between for Philadelphia’s R5 Productions, “It was almost the same exact the organizations and public. as well as Avram Hornik of Four story where we looked at a couple of “There will be a limited ediCorners Management, the formerly spaces for a smaller room and found tion plate memento for guests,” dormant Boot & Saddle has found a the Boot & Saddle,” Agnew said. Johnston said. “That plate will new lease on life. “We started working on that almost be intended to keep that conThe Boot & Saddle is the sec- two years ago. This one has been in versation going. Whoever keeps ond joint venture of Hornik and the works for a while.” their plate from their table will Agnew. Although the original Boot & remember this [event] and will The Boot & Saddle offers a new venue for musicians in “[Hornik] and his partner apshare the experience.” South Philadelphia. | ALEX UDOWENKO TTN B&S PAGE 11 proached me a long time ago and ART

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New bar offers Irish, local craft beers and ciders Saint Declan’s Well aims for cultural authenticity. SINEAD CUMMINGS The Temple News If a plane BAR/NIGHTLIFE ticket to Ireland is not in the budget at the moment, try grabbing beers at Philly’s newest bar that aims to make its customers feel transported to the country. Saint Declan’s Well opened in the beginning of the month at 31st and Walnut streets. On the same strip as World Cafe Live and right off Drexel’s campus, the bar turned a former bicycle shop into a burgeoning hotspot.

What makes Saint Declan’s Well different from other Irish places in the city is the bar’s authenticity, as well as the accents. The bar feels like a traditional Irish pub, and Aidan Travers, an Ireland native and one of the co-owners of Declan’s, said he wants to keep that feeling of legitimacy throughout. He and Marty Spellman, the other coowner, said “sometimes, simple works.” That mentality also applies to the décor of the place. “What we’re trying to do is a real Irish bar, not your cookiecutter bar,” Travers said. “Keep it simple, with not a lot of clutter on the wall, a nice fireplace, which keeps the atmosphere and makes it feel authentic and more

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real.” Antiques found from various places decorate the walls behind the full bar, making the space homey. Televisions hang above playing sports, while the rest of the bar has seating for those who want to eat and chat with friends while drinking Guinness. Ciders and beers imported from Ireland are on tap, as well as local craft beers. Another authentic European drink available at Declan’s is the Snakebite, a U.K. drink made with beer, cider and blackcurrant syrup. Far from gimmicky, the bar hopes to stand out by providing quality service. “We hire experienced bar-


Saint Declan’s Well, located at 31st and Walnut streets, opened its doors in the beginning of the month and offers authentic Irish food and drinks. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN





Give Mars a chance Saint Declan’s Well takes at the Super Bowl Philly across the pond Prater discusses Bruno Mars’ recent announcement as the Super Bowl performer.


t was recently announced that the coveted duty of performing the Super Bowl halftime show, airing Feb. 4, 2014, would be given to 27-year-old Bruno Mars. Mars has already made a name for himself within the past three years by releasing two hit albums and plenty of successful singles, but some are still q u e s tioning Nia Prater w h e t h e r Play on the young singer has what it takes to carry the job. Now, turn back the clock to the 2011 Video Music Awards on Aug. 28. Barely a month had passed since the untimely death of Amy Winehouse, meaning that everyone was preparing for a tribute in her memory. And what a tribute it was. It consisted of Mars, dressed in suit and tie and backed by a full band, playing a fast-paced, retro version of Winehouse’s hit “Valerie.” The performance was definitely impressive; it was faithful to the original but managed to add a fresh twist to it. If that’s the type of flair that Mars plans on bringing to the Super Bowl, he’ll have no problem. Super Bowl performances have notoriously been hit or miss. Sure, Beyonce brought the house down last year, but who can forget the train wreck that was the Black Eyed Peas halftime show? Then we have older performers, such as The Who or The Rolling Stones, which might give an amazing show or just seem past its prime. Also, some of those younger viewers might find themselves tweeting, wondering if Mick Jagger really is that guy Maroon 5 was singing about. It’s a tough job, certainly. Promoters have to find one person or group that millions of people across the country can watch and enjoy, then that person has to put on the performance of a lifetime. As far as Mars is concerned, he already has plenty of things going for him. First of all, he’s current. He has the kind of name recognition that’ll bring in the young viewers, but also won’t leave their parents scratching their

head wondering who that guy is. Secondly, he has stage presence. Whether he’s bobbing up and down the stage with his brass section or projecting during a ballad, Mars puts his all into it. If anyone else said they’d catch a grenade for their girl, you’d tell them to stop overreacting. But with Mars, he sounds like he might actually do it. He has great energy, which can often be the saving grace of any performance. And third, he’s a pop star. That might seem too simple of a reason, but it’s actually incredibly important. For all the genres that exist, pop is one that anyone can relate to. It’s pretty much universal. A kid in Boston can listen to “Firework” by Katy Perry and come away with the same feeling as a 20-year-old in Los Angeles, even though their experiences are vastly different. A n d even though Bruno Mars’ sound has leanings in R&B, soul and sometimes doowop, he is a pop artist at his core. Being just a straight-up rock band or only a country artist can be kind of isolating for an audience that’s in the millions and is spread out from coast-to-coast. So, crossover appeal is integral. Sure, Mars is fairly new to the music business. His two albums, “Doo-Wops and Hooligans” and “Unorthodox Jukebox,” were released in 2010 and 2012, respectively. But in that short amount of time, he has proven himself to be a worthy performer from the VMAs to the Grammy Awards. It’s too soon to tell whether he has the staying power that’ll keep him in the public eye in 10 years, but for the present day, he’s probably one of the best choices. He has danceable songs and slow, emotional tracks that will provide a balance to the show, which is key. Adele may be a powerhouse vocalist, but she couldn’t carry this type of show on heartbreak numbers alone. Even if his songs aren’t exactly your cup of tea, Mars will perform his heart out. Maybe his show won’t top Beyonce’s, but it should be fun, upbeat and entertaining. And honestly, isn’t that all that matters?

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BAR PAGE 9 tenders, not just the eye candy, but people who are able to have a conversation with you. We’re not trying to just get money off people. There are [bartenders] that think they always deserve tips, but you don’t deserve a tip, you earn a tip,” Travers said about the staff. Travers said he wants everyone who comes into the bar to feel like they know their bartender and, sticking with authenticity, most of the staff has a true knowledge of Ireland. Visitors at the bar can feel free to explain what county their great-great grandparents came from, because someone there will likely know the place and

drink. Eighty percent of the people who come in here now, I know what they drink.” As for the menu, the bar provides typical Irish pub fare with options like fish and chips or bangers and mash. Open already for lunch and dinner, breakfast will soon start on the weekends. Breakfast will feature traditional Irish food, which includes black and white pudding. The official grand opening, which will feature specials and deals, will take place on Oct. 8. Sinead Cummings can be reached at sinead.cummings@temple.edu.

Shopping Day Out on the Parkway is Saturday, Sept. 21. From noon to 6 p.m., everyone is encouraged to enjoy Philly Fashion Week for free. Local boutiques and retailers will set up stalls, along with food trucks for hungry shoppers at The Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. There will also be music throughout the event, with DJs playing hour-long sets. Peruse and enjoy the outdoor festival and the fashion Philly has to offer.

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One Step Away gives voice STEP PAGE 1 raise awareness and advocacy for the homeless community.” Though anyone can volunteer as a vendor to sell the papers on the streets, the position was created with the homeless in mind to help them with their job search. After a short orientation process, vendors are able to buy the publication in bulk for 25 cents a copy and sell them on the streets for $1, pocketing the donation for their benefit. Taylor said she finds herself getting asked about the position more often than having to recruit. “It spreads from word of mouth,” she said. “I can come in and talk about what One Step Away is and how it can help you, but it means a lot more when the guy you saw panhandling three months ago is now upright selling the newspaper, clean, dressed in nice clothes. It means a lot more when you know the person and you see the difference in their lives.” Taylor gets to know the vendors at a personal level. The Arch Street United Methodist Church allows One Step Away to use the building as a vending site, where vendors stop by Taylor’s makeshift office between 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to pick up their copies to sell. Well wishes of good weekends and inquiries of how the other is flow naturally as Taylor counts vendors’ money and papers. For those whose names she doesn’t know, she still calls them “our guys.” “At the same time, One Step Away is a job,” she said. “Our guys are out there working for themselves and not pan-

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possibly have family there, too. Making sure patrons feel relaxed and welcome coming into the bar is part of Declan’s mission, and that extends to opening the bar at around 7 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays when European soccer games are on TV. Declan’s offers specials and deals when sporting events are on, such as Eagles games. “Right now, people are just getting to know us and we will have our growing pains, but we’re just going to try for a friendly atmosphere,” Travers said. “Come in and I guarantee someone will have a conversation with you, and they’ll get to know you and know what you

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handling, and they’re not asking for money. They’re providing a paper in return for a donation.” However, the job is not as easy as it may sound. Charles Sarazin has been a vendor for about two years, and sees his share of good and bad days. “It’s not like we get paid time off or anything,” he said. “If you want to take a week’s vacation, you got to figure out how to budget on our own.” In the meanwhile, Sarazin is looking for another job. “Being out there in January when it’s the coldest month out of the year and the money’s not that good because everybody’s already spent a lot on the holidays, it’s not the most fun thing in the world,” he said. Though the colder months are rough for vendors, One Step Away does see some major success during the warmer months. In the summer, One Step Away distributes about 17,000 papers in the city, and even sells out copies in April and May. The content speaks for itself. Taylor said the homeless who want to get their stories out there are either paired with volunteers, or use computers at the paper’s centralized office in Germantown or at the public library. From there, articles, poems, short stories and other forms of creative writing about homelessness and causing factors are sent to the marketing and communications department at Resources for Human Development’s office to be edited, laid out and sent to print. Though the concept may be foreign to many Philadelphians, Taylor said street papers such as

Emily Taylor, director, distributes papers to vendor Charles Sarazin for him to sell on the streets. | PATRICIA MADEJ TTN One Step Away are rather common, with 120 international and 40 national papers, including in cities such as Chicago and Washington. Being a part of a larger movement has obvious benefits, including eligibility in international and national awards for the paper and its writers. With many writers already having awards to their name, One Step Away added an International Street Paper Award to its achievements in 2011. Despite its success, Taylor said she is still reaching out to the Temple community for help. “We would love to get more writing submissions, or get people working with our guys to help with their writing, because a lot of our guys have

stories to tell, but they just don’t know how to get it down on paper,” she said. Taylor said some colleges even buy bundles of the paper to have on campus, including Villanova. For now, Temple students will likely find the paper sold in Center City or around Main Campus. “A lot of times, the homeless population is often silenced and pushed out of the way and so we try to give the homeless a voice and an outlet to express themselves,” Taylor said. Patricia Madej can be reached at patricia.madej@temple.edu.

Exploring the importance of food with the Mural Arts Program’s “What We Sow” SOW PAGE 9 Leading up to the “The Meal” is a series of events that also circulate around the importance of heirloom foods. They include an Heirloom Happy Hour and Fruit Tasting on Sept. 20 at Greensgrow Farms at 2501 E. Cumberland St., which will feature seasonal tastings. The event is $10 at the door and will be 6-8 p.m. The following day, there will be a Mural, Market and Garden Tour in Kensington. Tickets are $30 and event-goers will be taking a trolley, which will be boarding at Greensgrow Farms at 9:30 a.m. Editor-in-Chief of Grid Magazine Jon McGoran will moderate a discussion on the politics of seed saving in the age of GMOs at Reading Terminal Market on Sept. 26. There

will be a food panel discussion with seed expert William Woys Weaver, Executive Director of the Food and Environment Reporting Network Tom Laskawy and more. The last event before “The Meal” will be an heirloom apple tasting at Farm to City’s Rittenhouse Farmers Market at 11 a.m. on Sept. 28. Though “The Meal” is free to attend, seating is limited. Attendees to other “What We Sow” events will be entered into a lottery drawing for the communal dinner. “This is all such a huge undertaking,” Johnston said. “I imagine it will be a really fun, important social event. I’m happy it’s staged in Philadelphia. I believe this is Lucy and Jorge’s second time to host an event like

this in the United States. Philadelphia is sort of the cradle of liberty, such a historic place.” Chef Marc Vetri will create the menu based around simple heirloom foods. The Cescaphe Event Group will cater the event, but the program is looking for student volunteers. “This will be a great event for students who are civic-minded and interested in this topic,” Johnston said. “We are looking for fun, energetic people. Two hundred volunteers are needed to staff the event.” For more information about the What We Sow Project and the events go to muralarts.org/ whatwesow. Chelsea Finn can be reached at chelsea.finn@temple.edu.




Karen O and her Cheshire grin will once again be gracing Philly with her presence. In addition to a Brooklyn show on Sept. 19, Yeah Yeah Yeahs have included Philadelphia in a pair of one-off dates. Guttural noises, an array of colorful costumes and a smorgasbord of tunes spanning the band’s entire discography are almost certainly in the cards.

DEERHUNTER, CRYSTAL STILTS SEPT. 20 UNION TRANSFER DOORS AT 10 P.M., SHOW AT 10:30 P.M. ALL AGES Fresh off the release of their lo-fi, garage rock-inspired LP “Monomanic,” is the eclectic and mysterious Deerhunter. Combining a hearty pop background with a range of

proto-indie influences spanning the likes of My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth, Deerhunter is a rather unique entity. Joining the band will be Brooklyn post-punks and reverb aficionados Crystal Stilts.


Post-hardcore quintet and side project of Self Defense Family front man Patrick Kindlon, Drug Church will be hitting the road in support of their debut LP “Paul Walker.” Borrowing in no small part from ‘90s stalwarts such as Handsome and Quicksand, Drug Church are bringing their grungy sensibilities to The Barbary. Tourmates Rain Dance and In Between will be performing as well. Headlining will be hometown heroes and blast beat connoisseurs Congenital Death.

-David Zisser


Boot & Saddle reopens its doors B&S PAGE 9

Saddle’s M.O. was country and perform their new, unreleased western music, the rebranded record in its entirety, as well as Boot & Saddle kicked off with a smattering of their own india sold out concert featuring The vidual songs, including a rendiBoth, a relatively new collabo- tion of “Voices Carry,” the hit ration between Aimee Mann single produced by Mann’s forand Ted Leo from Ted Leo and mer band ‘Til Tuesday. the Pharmacists. Despite However, the honcranking out or of the inaugural a set that performance went clocked in at to English singermore than an songwriter Wesley hour and feaStace, formerly tured almost known as John exclusively Wesley Harding. new songs that “I’m literally were unheard up first,” Stace by the general said. public, the reHeavy on action to The the banter, Stace Both was overcapped off his set whelmingly with a song he positive. For used to perform the first time in under his old 17 years, The moniker “MakBoot & Saddle ing Love to Bob found utility. Dylan,” which he The Boot Sean Agnew/ R5 Productions made abundantly & Saddle was clear was about his inability to always, to some degree, an oddmake love to the music of the ity. As the gaudy, neon cowboy legendary folksinger, rather boot brazenly mounted on the than actually having intercourse outside of the building sugwith Bob Dylan. gested, it formerly operated as The Both followed with a South Philadelphia’s premier performance that saw the two country and western bar.

“It was a cheap

bar where a bunch of naval officers who were working up at the naval yard in South Philly would hang out, as well as punks and general weirdos..

Once described by former Philadelphia Daily News restaurant critic Sam Gugino as, “the kind of place where they drink Budweiser straight from the bottle, wear Genesee beer T-shirts and smoke unfiltered Camels,” the Boot & Saddle of the ‘80s and ‘90s drew much of its clientele from the formerly thriving Philadelphia Naval ship yard. “It was a cheap bar where a bunch of naval officers who were working up at the naval yard in South Philly would hang out, as well as punks and general weirdos,” Agnew said. “So it was a really interesting vibe.” The scene is starkly different 17 years after the doors of the saloon were shuttered. Although the sawdust floors, painted tin ceilings and the iconic boot remain, 21st century amenities such as an expansive beer list, a 60-seat main room that serves as both a bar and a restaurant and a backroom that caps at 150 that hosts live music, have been implemented. The only thing the bar doesn’t seem to have is admission for the underage. “I’m definitely happy to open this space up and have a

baller venue of my own, but I definitely want to have a small space for all ages shows,” Agnew said. “I know that’s what the city needs. Unfortunately, the way that the liquor laws in the state and city work make that almost impossible.” The upcoming concert calendar features everyone from the crass, vulgar oi-punk group Hard Skin to dub producer Mad Professor. It’s a far cry from the Hank Williams covers that used to be a prominent feature of the spot. “If anything, we didn’t want to be pigeonholed into booking one type of music,” Agnew said. “For instance, last night we had all country and blue grass bands. Friday is a punk show. Saturday is an indie rock show. Then there’s going to be an electronic show. We’re doing some more experimental, jazzy-type shows, and some singer-songwriter stuff. The idea is definitely to make the calendar as different and varied as possible, for sure.” David Zisser can be reached at zisserd@temple.edu.

Musical duo finds balance touring, raising family Eros and the Eschaton made a stop in Philly on Sept. 12. JAMIE SCHOSHINSKI The Temple News Bands use unique sounds in their music all the time, but not many songs feature a crying baby. But Eros and the Eschaton, the duo comprised of on-andoff-stage couple Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins, do just this. The power of music brought them together in Omaha, Neb., in 2010 while they were playing in different bands. They casually began playing together and quickly fell in love. A year later they had their son, Lio, and started writing their own music together. The first song they wrote, which is also the first on their newly released album “Home Address for the Civil War,” was “20 Different Days,” and it starts off with a three second audio clip of their son crying. “While we were recording he was wailing about something and we just decided to keep it in,” Perdoni said. The song was recorded in a building owned by Hawkins parents’ which used to be a church. The unique acoustics in the space let the sounds of their playing reverberate which is an important element in many of their later songs. The name of the band, Eros and the Eschaton, comes from a lecture given by the American

psychonaut Terence McKenna. In Perdoni’s words, the talk was about how adults can find and keep hope in a world where so many bad things happen. McKenna, and especially this talk, was a major inspiration for the band, and the reason the sixth song on its album is called “Terence McKenna.” Perdoni and Hawkins are self-described spiritual people and many of their songs focus on the inner-self. During the early months of the band’s existence, the three lived near Greensboro, N.C., where most of Perdoni and Hawkins’ time was spent writing music. Now, for a little over a year, they have been on the road. This time around, the touring has been a little different than it was in the past and that is mainly due to Lio. Psychedelic band Eros and the Eschaton played at “We used to just be able to PhilaMOCA on Sept. 12.| EMILY VISHNEVETSKY TTN sleep in the back of the van, or under the stars, but now we need to make sure we find a place on 12th Street. While they did psychedelic atmosphere as they that’s safe for Lio,” Hawkins a soundcheck, their son ran and played. Despite a few technidanced around the room, clearly cal difficulties the band stayed said. upbeat and positive during the Since becoming parents, enjoying himself. “Usually he doesn’t come show, really showcasing their Lio has become the duo’s main to our shows — we have somelove for the music. priority. Also, despite what it one take him to a house or hotel, Eros and the Eschaton are may seem, touring is not all fun but we’re leaving for New York signed with Bar/None records and games. tonight so we brought him,” and their debut album came out “There’s a daily grind to it,” Perdoni said. on Aug. 13 of this year. As with Hawkins said. “We’ve gotten to A family friend watched Lio most music in the dream-pop the point where we are dirty and during the show, which allowed genre, their songs are mellow tired.” for Perdoni and Hawkins along with a strong psychedelic feel, But at the end of the day, with their bandmates to take but there is also a prominent the two say they love it. Perdoni and Hawkins love hearing new the stage. While they played, a indie rock sound. The band’s music, meeting new people and screen was draped behind them inspirations are eclectic too, inwhere images were projected. cluding My Bloody Valentine, collaborating with them. On Sept. 12, the band The images were constantly Yo La Tengo and Neil Young. As for the future, the band played a show at the PhilaMO- changing and featured bright neon colors, paint splashes and will continue to tour for another CA, or the Philadelphia Mauhypnotic spirals which created a two months before finally stopsoleum of Contemporary Art,

ping in November. They then plan to settle down and begin working on their next album. “We’ve been culminating all these ideas – now we just

need to map them out,” Perdoni said. Jamie Schoshinski can be reached at jamie.schoshinski@temple.edu.

Former Temple professor advocates music education in latest movie MORROW PAGE 9

big, glossy, Hollywood films,” Morrow said. “They can still feel like an independent, gritty, low-budget movie. You won’t find people tap dancing along the street or breaking out into song. When they’re playing music, it’s because that is what’s actually happening in the story.” “Everything Went Down” is about a young college professor who falls into a deep depression after his wife dies. He discovers the music of a young, frustrated singer-songwriter, who is on the verge of giving up her music career because she’s having a tough time making a living off of it. Music brings the two together and they form a relationship. He helps her realize that playing music is its own reward, and becoming rich and

famous isn’t what it’s all about. She helps bring him back to life. Morrow said he’s a big believer in the powerful healing effects that music can have on people. Ultimately, that’s what his film is about. “There has been a lot of defunding by the government of music therapy and education programs,” Morrow said. “It’s a shame, because research has shown that music engages the emotions and the brain in a way that no other art does.” While at Temple, Morrow worked with the Arts and Quality of Life Research Center at the Boyer College of Music and Dance. This program ran and helped fund music therapy programs for kids living in Philadelphia.

Morrow will be in attendance at the TUTV screening. He hopes that after watching his film, people will come to recognize the therapeutic value of music. Paul Gluck, general manager of TUTV, said he hopes this screening will initiate a meaningful discussion with the audience members and Morrow about the healing power of music, and possibly encourage the Temple community to get more involved in music therapy. Noah Drew and Kate Tucker are the two lead actors starring in this film. Drew is a former Temple graduate student whom Morrow met while teaching a TV directing course at Temple. Tucker, who plays the role of the struggling musician,

is a recording artist who’s been featured on a Starbucks playlist. This film, like most of his others, was mostly self-funded, in addition to a boost from Kickstarter. “The most difficult part of making this film was that it was low-budget,” Morrow said. “But through people donating their time and the various companies that donated equipment and locations, it came together successfully.” This film has been playing in film festivals since February and will be until early spring 2014. Afterward, it will be available through Netflix, Video On Demand, iTunes and other online sources. Mary Salisbury can be reached

Kate Tucker sings to Noah Drew in this still from “Everything Went Down.”| COURTESY DUSTIN MORROW




Farmers’ markets add a local taste to Philly FARMERS’ PAGE 9

Andrew Maynard of Fruitwood Farms, sells fruit to Gabi Perry at Fountain Farmers Market. | TAYLOR SPICER TTN

Farmers’ Market. They provide produce locally grown on their Mort Brooks Memorial Farm. “It is great to broaden our reach to Headhouse Square and allow the co-op to get exposure,” said Rebecca Torpie, marketing director at Weavers Way. “This is an easy way for people to support buying local.” Bob Pierson and several friends started the city’s first outdoor market in 1996 at South Street and Passyunk Avenue. He then went to work for The Food Trust and launched its farmers’ market program. In 2000, Pierson left The Food Trust to launch Farm to City. He said he sees the benefits of the markets as two-fold. “We want to support farmers to keep them on the land and to support the regional economy,” Pierson

said. “From the customers’ end, it gives them the freshest produce they can get, sometimes picked the day of or day before.” This year, Farm to City operates 18 markets, each with a wide variety of vendors. Its largest market, with 40 vendors, is the weekly Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Vendors sell everything from produce and meats to cheeses and wines. Other markets include the University Square Farmers’ Market at 36th and Walnut streets on Wednesdays and Suburban Station Farmers’ Market, year-round on Thursdays. It may seem like there is a market on every corner, but Farm to City carefully plans to meet the needs of the neighborhoods. “We look for places that have good foot traffic and dense neigh-

borhoods whose leaders and residents know the importance of local food,” Pierson said. These farms not only provide farmers with an opportunity to sell their goods, but also help the surrounding communities. “We have noticed that farmers’ markets tend to become hubs for communities,” Uy said. “It’s a regularly occurring family-friendly event where you can probably count on running into a few neighbors and community leaders while you do your weekly shopping. We try to be a positive addition to the community, and you can see folks gathering around the market when it’s in operation.” Sarae Gdovin can be reached at sarae.gdovin@temple.edu.

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OUT & ABOUT STREAT FOOD FESTIVAL If you’re looking for a reason to find some of the area’s most popular food trucks, the Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival on Sept. 21 is the place to do it. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., food trucks, art vendors and farmers’ markets will be set up along Main Street between Green Lane and Shurs Lane. More than 20 trucks will be onsite, including the Tot Truck, the Cow and the Curd, Pitruco Pizza and Farm Truck Philly. Some restaurants along Main Street will also be a part of an apple-themed food tour in honor of the fall season. The festival is also a kick-off to Manayunk Restaurant Week, running from Sept. 22 to Oct. 5.

-Sarae Gdovin


Chelsea Wolfe performed at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer on Sept. 14 to promote her newest album, “Pain is Beauty,” which was released on Sept. 3. Wolfe is originally from Northern California. | DARRAGH DANDURAND FRIEDMAN TTN

Wrestling break-ups not the end Corrigan discusses the effect of break-ups in the wrestling world.


fter the three best years of my life, my girlfriend and I have broken up. Although we threatened to end our relationship in the past, as is the norm for omniscient 20-somethings, we alJohn Corrigan ways worked out Cheesesteaks things tearful and Chairshots with screaming, awkward silence, even more awkward chuckling and then heartfelt apologies. This time, however, neither of us is sorry. We overcame a year of distance, familial tensions and a highly publicized article about her menstrual cycle – yes, she kept me for nine months afterward, and no, that’s not why we broke up – but we couldn’t fight evolution. People change, which I keep telling myself is a good thing. Unfortunately, adjusting to losing your best friend takes more time than texting, “We need to talk.” While I attempt to find solace by studying Will McAvoy’s internal struggle over Mac, Aaron Sorkin’s characters just can’t compare with the heroes I’ve been living vicariously through since my first cootie. Professional wrestlers have brawled over women for years because it is a time-tested, moneydrawing angle. Whether competing for a valet’s affection or to defend

her honor, grapplers usually gain a stronger reaction from fans by interacting with a diva. For instance, Eddie Guerrero established himself as a major player in World Wrestling Entertainment by pairing with Chyna. Guerrero’s talent was appreciated internationally, but his “Latino Heat” personality shone through his affection for the jacked “Mamacita.” If break-ups in the age of social media seem chaotic, imagine the mayhem when wrestling relationships finally sour. The most recent split featured Dolph Ziggler dumping AJ Lee after she accidentally got her man disqualified in his contractually-obligated rematch for the World Heavyweight Championship at Money in the Bank. The mentally unstable Divas Champion issued her bodyguard Big E Langston to destroy Ziggler, but the angle concluded within a month at SummerSlam. Five years from now, we’ll group this storyline with Zack Ryder and Eve, Test and Stacy Keibler,and X-Pac and Tori in the array of toxic flings without long-term impact. Let’s face it – nothing is memorable about those pairings aside from “Hoeski” chants and “Testicles” Tshirts. In order to cope with my heartache, I need a break-up etched in the annals of pro wrestling history, perhaps the 2002 demise of the McMahon-Helmsley regime. After Hunter Hearst Helmsley drugged the daughter of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and married her at a Las Vegas drive-thru chapel, Stephanie McMahon turned on her father and sided with Triple H. The power couple orchestrated championship victories for their friends and themselves and operated the com-


pany dictatorship-style. Aside from Kurt Angle slithering between Triple H and McMahon’s daughter for a summer spell, the evil duo remained solid until the “Cerebral Assassin’s” return from a torn quad. Their fighting escalated until McMahon blurted that she was pregnant in an effort to reconcile the trouble and renew their wedding vows. She didn’t count on her mother snitching to Triple H about the pregnancy being a lie, which led to “The Game” terminating their marriage and shoving his former bride on her derriere. Of course, they’re back together today because running a billion dollar empire is all it takes to forgive one’s wife. With my journalism degree and my ex-girlfriend’s childcare aspirations, a promising fortune does not rank on the list of reasons why we’ll drunkenly call each other. Since my ex-girlfriend didn’t cheat on me, I can’t apply the Matt Hardy mentality of swarming the Internet in an emotional tornado. In 2005, the daredevil learned that his girlfriend Lita had been cheating on him with WWE superstar Edge. The company released Hardy and he responded with a viral campaign attacking his former coworkers. Cashing in on the rare circumstance where fiction can blend with reality, the WWE rehired Hardy and slotted him in a feud against Edge and Lita. The “Rated-R Superstar” and his vixen got the upper hand on Hardy throughout the feud before they all drifted into different directions. That leaves me with the most memorable split in sports entertainment: Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth. Married in real life, Savage and Elizabeth appeared on TV as a

What’s going STARBUCKS VS. VEGANS @MetroPhilly tweeted on Sept. 14 that vegans are on in the city, brought now petitioning Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte in hopes for a vegan-friendly version. The latte has to you by condensed milk in the product, so even adding soy Twitter. milk won’t help. Currently the company is working on a From solution. restaurants, to music to store openings, Twitter LAST NIGHT MARKET OF THE SEASON @uwishunu tweeted on Sept. 12 that the last Philadelis the go to for the latest updates. phia Night Market of the season will be on Oct. 3 from For breaking news and daily 7 to 11 p.m. in Chinatown, on 10th and Race streets. updates on campus, follow The The event will feature dozens of food trucks for atTemple News on Twitter tendees to pick and choose from. In the past, the night @TheTempleNews. markets took place in Fairmount, West Oak Lane and South Street last month.

typical wrestler/valet combo, except for Savage being a paranoid jerk to his enchanting, innocent lover. After years of bossing Liz around, the “Macho Man” finally lived up to his moniker by defending her against The Honky Tonk Man. Teaming up with Hulk Hogan, Savage and Elizabeth formed a triangle of success with the “First Lady of the WWE” accompanying the Mega Powers in their battles. In February of 1989, the Mega Powers dissolved as Savage’s insecurities clouded his judgment, compelling him to ambush Hogan, who was checking on the injured Liz in the backstage area. Once the Mega Powers exploded, Elizabeth separated from Savage, which led to Macho aligning with the notorious “Sensational” Sherri Martel until WrestleMania VII. Considered the greatest payoff to any wrestling storyline ever, Savage lost a “career match” to the Ultimate Warrior. Since her meal ticket was now useless, Martel mercilessly stomped her wounded charge. Emerging from the crowd, Elizabeth yanked Martel off of Savage, threw her out of the ring, and reunited with her husband. Savage became a hero again and wrestling fans had a reason to believe in love. Whenever that reason is in doubt, we’re able to re-watch that magical moment and relive those blissful feelings. Maybe I should stop typing and give that match another look. John Corrigan can be reached at john.corrigan@temple.edu.

Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House” is now being performed at the Adrienne Theater. The story centers on a Scandinavian, 19th century housewife who is up against blackmail. The main character, Norma Halter, is performed by 14-year-old old Mackenzie Maula. The other characters consist of dolls that Maula also voices. This play first premiered more than 130 years ago and was refreshed by new play techniques. Directed by Brenna Geffers, “A Doll’s House” will continue until Sept. 22 at Adrienne Theater. The theater is located at 2030 Sansom St. and is $20-$25 to attend. Call 215-413-1318 for more information. -Chelsea Finn

MAGIC GARDENS GALA Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens will be hosting its annual fundraising gala, Magic Beyond on the Gardens, on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The mosaicked creation, crafted by artist Isaiah Zagar and located on South Street, will be alive with music, food and cocktails. Hand painted models and belly dancers will also be traversing the crowd. A silent auction will occur during the gala. Items listed include tickets to the Colbert Report in New York City, a football autographed by Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant, as well as gift certificates to various restaurants and stores around the city. Isaiah Zagar, Executive Director Ellen Owens and Board President Edward Solomon will be among the speakers of the night. Tickets cost $80 per person or $130 per pair. For more information, visit phillymagicgardens.org.

- Samantha Tighe

SETTING UP SHOP It was announced that more than 30 of Philadelphia’s most popular shops will gather together under one roof on Oct. 6 to make a shopping lover’s dream come true. The event will be hosted by Philly Mag Shops at Crane Arts, 1400 N. American St. from noon to 4 p.m. Participating retailers include J Brand, Rag & Bone, Third Street Habit and more. Stores will set up pop-up shops selling clothing, jewelry and other accessories with discounts as incentives. Tickets to the event are $25, and can be purchased online through eventbrite.com. -Patricia Madej


@uwishunu tweeted on Sept. 10 that the 2013 Philadelphia United Jazz Festival will feature more than 20 performers, including jazz musicians to poets, from now until Sept. 22. Events take place at various locations at various fees. Some events are free. For more information, visit philaunitedjazzfestival.com.

OYSTERFEST BEGINS @Foobooz tweeted on Sept. 13 that Reading Terminal Market, in conjuction with vendors Molly Malloy’s Bar & Grill and Pearl’s Oyster Bar, will be hosting an Oysterfest on Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Paired with 12 beers, 12 varieties of oysters will be sampled. Tickets are $50 a head and only 150 tickets are available. For tickets visit readingterminalmarket.ticketleap.com/oysterfest/.










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Nighttime hours for delivery bikers Student delivery workers take safety precautions for biking during nighttime shifts. ARIANE PEPSIN The Temple News FOOD TRUCK Delivery driver is the eighth most dangerous profession in the country, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The complete list includes many other occupations commonly assumed to be dangerous, such as construction workers, policemen and athletes. Many places on and around campus have employee delivery drivers, who usually deliver by bike. Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches employs students to deliver food orders at the company’s pledged fast pace. However, it’s not just chain restaurants that employ students for delivery – some food trucks that offer delivery services also have student delivery workers. Insomnia Cookies, located on Montgomery Avenue near the Student Center, is one of the few trucks at Temple that employs students and also delivers

to the surrounding areas of campus. Open until 3 a.m. and making deliveries until about 2:45 a.m., the truck is a popular spot for sleep-deprived students with a sweet tooth. Cookies can be ordered over the phone or online, and are usually delivered in 45 minutes or less. While those students who placed the order wait for their treats in the comfort of their apartments or dorms, their peers bike throughout Main Campus and the surrounding area, sometimes late at night. Lee McGirr, a senior metals/jewelry/CAD-CAM major in the Tyler School of Art, has been working at Insomnia for a little less than a month. He said he is enjoying his new job and the flexible schedule that comes along with it. Since starting the job, he said he has not had any dangerous experiences while making deliveries. “I have time to work in the studio in the morning, go to


Professor owes career to his former teacher KLOTZ PAGE 7

I was asked to join the faculty full-time in 1999. I said yes, and here I am.” Klotz said he believes, in the media world, interpersonal relationships are the true building blocks of a career. In order to be self-made, he believes students still need to have connections with others in order to make a name for themselves. “The [media] business has always been entrepreneurial,” Klotz said. “You either start your own business, do your own thing or create a position with somebody.” Klotz said he was inspired by Gallagher’s career in the music industry. It introduced him to the idea that there are more professions in the music industry than just being a performer, he said. “He was a recording engineer,” Klotz said. “That was his job. I said, ‘Wow! That’s a job? I didn’t know that was a job.’ I didn’t think anything else would be satisfying and making recordings was. I loved doing it.” Klotz started his own music production company with a former coworker. Klotz said he had long since wanted to be a music producer, but his strengths were in technical aspects of the indus-


His business partner lacked the technical skills needed for the endeavor, but was interested in creative aspects. The two decided to put their skills together spontaneously over a coffee date. The professional relationship between Gallagher and Klotz recently came full circle when Klotz rehired his colleague at Temple. “He started teaching here again last year,” Klotz said. “He is simultaneously our newest and oldest adjunct faculty member.” The relationship between Gallagher and himself is something Klotz doesn’t believe is unusual. Students should work to create those connections while in school, he said. “If you hit it off with your professors, that’s a great place to start,” Klotz said. “Most of your professors in a field like this have professional connections. [My career] probably would have never worked if it wasn’t for [Gallagher].” Fiona Galzarano can be reached at fiona.galzarano@temple.edu.

Creative Thinking offers unconventional learning CREATIVE PAGE 7 atmosphere create a classroom environment appreciated by many students, Sklar said she has not forgotten the core values and lessons instilled by her enthusiastic educator. “The class inspired my brainstorming process,” Sklar said. “I actually taught an advertising class and used one of the techniques. It was how to sell ice to an Eskimo and it really worked.” Brynn Kelly, a senior advertising major, said she believes Cassady’s influence lasts much longer than a semester. “I thought she was very energetic and really cared about everyone doing well,” Kelly said. “You were never bored in her class. She is a really great resource to have for letters of recommendation and she’ll always remember you.” Kelly said no advertising course has challenged her to think outside the box quite like

Cassady’s Creative Thinking. “I would have taken the class even if I wasn’t in advertising,” Kelly said. “I still remember when we learned origami. I couldn’t really do it, but I made a little bunny and thought it was cute.” Although Cassady describes her schedule as “pretty busy,” she said het interests and experiences outside the classroom translate into teaching tactics. “Creativity rocks,” Cassady said. “It has so many facets and is never dull. I love taking students on a journey outside of advertising to explore other creative endeavors like cooking, music, interior design, party planning and all sorts of other things. Learning to be a more creative person is such a fun process, and I love watching my students blossom.” John Corrigan can be reached at john.corrigan@temple.edu.




Student finds ‘great pieces’ thrifting

Rembert advises students to remain patient when thrift shopping to avoid becoming discouraged.

On-campus fashionista Stephanie Onuaguluchi offers suggestions on how to thrift shop.


n order to be fashionable, one doesn’t need to squander an entire paycheck. Many students shop at local thrift stores in order to find great pieces to contribute to their wardrobe. Thrifting is a great way to keep up with the trends without having to worry a b o u t spending Maura Liebermann too much Fashion Faceoff money on a piece of clothing that could be out of style next season. This week’s fashionista is a fan of thrifting and saving money. Stephanie Onuaguluchi, a junior legal studies major, credits her fashion-forward look to thrift and retail stores. In fact, she said she found some treasures by delving through her mom’s closet. THE TEMPLE NEWS: Where do you primarily shop and get your fashion inspiration from? Stephanie Onuaguluchi: I shop at a lot of places, primarily I thrift and “shop” in my mom’s closet. I also shop at Charlotte Russe, H&M, Forever 21. I’m up for trying new places for finding great pieces of clothing. TTN: Where did you get your current outfit? SO: I got my pants from a thrift store, and the shirt and


vest are from Charlotte Russe. TTN: What are you excited about in terms of fall fashion? SO: I can’t wait for sweaters. I also can’t wait for boyfriend hoodies. I love wearing those so much. I still wear most of what I wore in the summer because I usually don’t get cold in the fall. I try to incorporate my summer pieces into my fall wardrobe. TTN: Do you follow any blogs? SO: I have a Tumblr, and I wish I could shop on that. I basically just use Tumblr a lot for fashion inspiration. TTN: Do you have a style icon? SO: Not really, because everything I wear is a mix of different things. I usually see something on a person and like it. TTN: Do you see your style as more trendy or classic? SO: I don’t dress up a lot, but I like to throw on whatever I think is cute. I definitely follow the latest trends. TTN: Finally, do you have any advice for college students on a budget? SO: Go thrifting. You can find a lot of great pieces and save a lot of money. You can find some great clothes and then accessorize to make your outfit personal.

veryone saw Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” skyrocket to the top of the charts in 2013 and we all know the catchy and funny chorus. The song is so good because it’s completely relatable to the average college student. A few years ago, thrifting wasn’t something Melonee Rembert that young Fashion Faceoff people considered fashionable. But as time goes on, Forever 21 and H&M become a little expensive for students like me. Thrift stores not only provide shoppers with goodies at a cheaper price than retail stores, but one-of-a-kind items can be found there, too. There’s something amazing about knowing that no one else owns the clothes that you have and that there’s a story behind them. Shopping in thrift stores seems like a formidable task, one only the savviest and most fashionable people can do, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Anyone can do it, and there’s so much stuff out there waiting for you to get your hands on. However, as awesome as thrift shops are, they can be a bit bleak at first look. You shouldn’t go in expecting to find an archive Halston Heritage jacket

Maura Lieberman can be reached at maura.lieberman@temple.edu

Stephanie Onuaguluchi said that she ‘shops’ in her mom’s closet.| LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN

Stephanie Onuaguluchi tries to incorporate her summer wardrobe during fall. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN

within 10 minutes. Remember that people donate their belongings every day, so you may have to sift through a box full of junk before you find that one treasure. There also may be something there that you really like, but it doesn’t fit right or is too worn. If it’s worth saving, some thrift shops offer alteration services, or you could take it home and make it a personal DIY project. Those trousers you found that looked too big could potentially make the perfect harem pants with a little taking-in here and cutting there. Thrifting takes effort as well as patience, but it is well worth it. Brooklyn Flea Market, one of the biggest and most popular flea markets in the country, came to Philly this past summer, its first marketplace outside of New York City, and offered more than 250 vendors with vintage clothes, antiques, furniture, records and more. It’s open every Sunday afternoon in Northern Liberties and has become a hit. Lots of other thrift shops can be found in Philly near South Street and in Old City. If you were looking for something a little closer to home, there’s thrift shop near campus at 15th and Oxford streets called Urban Thrift. I jump at any chance I get to get some goodies for less and so should other smart shoppers. Melonee Rembert can be reached at melonee.rembert@temple.edu

Stephanie Onuaguluchi uses Tumblr to follow the latest fashion trends. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN

Trip to Northern England brings cheap pizza, onesies


Wilson describes her recent weekend trip to Liverpool and Manchester.

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ast weekend, a few of my friends and I decided to venture out of London. Our destination of choice was Paris, but unfortunately Eurostar and Megabus do not cater to broke students at the last minute. Instead, we chose to explore Liverpool and Manchester. F o r Christasia Wilson the last Across the two weeks, Pond London has been experiencing hot weather. The moment we arrived in Liverpool, it was eerie and gloomy, which made me feel like I was really in the U.K. In America, people aren’t always kind when someone asks for directions. In the U.K, you can stop almost anyone and they will try to help you find your way. Thanks to helpful locals, and Google Maps, we were able to find our way to a hostel. When we realized that we couldn’t check in for another three hours, we decided to explore Liverpool. Everyone was starving, so we went to a local pub to get food. The food service system is different in the U.K. A server will not come to you and ask for your order if you simply sit and wait. You must place the order yourself and pay

before someone will bring it to you. We realized this after sitting aimlessly for 15 minutes. After dinner, a few of us went on a trek for ice cream and I experienced my first trip to the store Primark, a mixture of Forever 21, H&M, Wal-Mart and Target. Almost anything you want can be found there, so it’s really not the best place to go if you’re trying to be mindful of spending abroad. Everything you see will suck you in and say, “Buy me. You need me.” Primark delivered when it came to lighthearted fun, as the available wardrobe palate was delightfully strange. I didn’t imagine I’d be trying on onesies with three of my friends during the trip, but it’s hard to predict a scene in an unfamiliar place. Now there are Instagram pictures of my friends and me in animal onesies to forever cherish. After food, ice cream and shopping, it was time to check out Liverpool’s nightlife. It was going well until some local men expressed a desire to burn my friend’s Manchester United sweatshirt. I thought people in America were serious about their sports teams, but the U.K. has us beat.

Not sure if the budding pyromaniac would have really set her sweatshirt on fire, but he pulled out the lighter in a clear demonstration of his disgust for the football team. Once that fiasco was over, we found a few fun venues, including The Cavern, where the Beatles used to play, and a ‘90s bar. What would a night be without xtina and Britney Spears? We also visited the Titanic museum and went sightseeing at some of the Beatles’ stompinggrounds. Since I’m not a huge Beatles fan, I didn’t go on the tour, but I did get a postcard to prove I was in the area. The third day we got on a bus to Manchester, where my friend was in the clear to wear her aforementioned sweatshirt. We found a 10-inch pizza for $2.50. With the unforgettable trip now behind us, I feel just slightly worldlier. I never did buy that animal onesie, but it will always hold a special place in my heart – or at least be remembered in the glow of a flattering Instagram filter.

“I didn’t imagine

I’d be trying on onesies with three of my friends during the trip, but it’s hard to predict a scene in an unfamiliar place.

Chistasia Wilson can be reached at christasia.wilson@temple.edu.







Salame Studios made its debut this past weekend at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, located at 2125 Chestnut St. The studio, born out of Temple’s Insomnia Theater and located in the church’s Griffin Hall, is run by Temple alumni Max Webber and brothers Anthony and Rob Taylor. The trio is currently directing a dramatic-comedy entitled “Get Out of the Kitchen,” which showed at the First Unitarian Church Sept. 13th and 15. The dramedy tells the story of Char, a college senior reuniting with her high school crush, Samson. Unfortunately for Char, her meeting with Samson goes awry when she discovers he has a new girlfriend, Elaine. Both Elaine and Char are left to cook dinner for Samson, but tension between the women is obvious, as the night takes one dramatic turn after another. Tickets for the show cost $10. - Alexa Bricker

COSTS OF COMMUTING In 2012, 83 percent of the student body listed their address as outside of university-owned, operated or affiliated housing. Although that figure does not incorporate off-campus housing from independent landlords, many students travel to campus via public transportation. According to SEPTA, the bus, subway and track‘Asylum’ showed at the Fringe Festival last weekend as acting major Meredith Laboon’s directorial debut. Online.| TAYLOR SPICER TTN less trolley each cost $2.25 one way, a quarter more than last semester. Purchasing two tokens at once costs $3.60, an increase of 50 cents since last spring. As of July 1, a weekly TransPass costs $24 and a monthly TransPass costs $91. One-way weekday fares for trains arriving VIGIL PAGE 1 or departing between 4 a.m. and 7 p.m. range their jobs and suffer its negative im- awareness of how tremendous fires are the unsung heroes of such trag- the Jessica Locke Firefighters Fund. anywhere from $4.75 to $10. After 7 p.m. during the pact on their personal lives. In the in extreme situations can become. edies. We hope to do this again in Members of Temple’s spoken week and all day on the weekend, prices range from most severe cases, some with PTSD “The look on their faces was the future. It is important that we not poetry group Babel also attended $3.75 to $10. commit suicide. Locke created the like they had been defeated,” Colon forget about such a tragedy like 9/11 the event and recited two poems in Finding free parking spots on surrounding charity to benefit the firefighters. said. and those who have been affected honor of the anniversary. streets is limited to a few locations. Spaces are availThe Jessica Locke Firefighters Despite his traumatic experi- directly.” Mary Smith can be reached at mary. able on 2 hour limit streets, but tight class schedules Fund helps provide financial and ence on that day 12 years ago, Colon The members of the organizasmith@temple.edu. may prevent those precious minutes for moving medical rehabilitative support and is still an active firefighter in Phila- tions in the Multicultural Greek access to alternative healthcare for delphia. Council have also been doing can spaces before receiving a ticket. all injuries. All of the funding benThe members of the various shakes to raise additional money for In order to avoid the worry, campus parking efits firefighters who struggle with organizations in the Multicultural garages are available and the price has decreased PTSD and other trauma-related ill- Greek Council said they feel that more than $100 this year. Guaranteed access into the nesses. Additional money from the it’s important to honor the firefightfund also goes toward new equip- ers who heroically responded to the garage costs $240 per semester and can be found in ment for the firehouses. distress calls on 9/11, along with the the following locations: Bell Garage, Area 10, Temple The ceremony featured Phila- victims who lost their lives. This is Towers, Liacouras Garage and Montgomery Garage.


Candlelit vigil honors 9/11 firefighters

delphia’s own Battalion Chief Joaquin E. Colon, who traveled to New York City at the time of the attacks to help out his fellow firefighters. “We had busloads going over there,” Colon said. “You could smell the stench from the fire. It was really bad.” Colon said the magnitude of the flames was shocking not only to the public, but to firefighters as well. It created a painfully memorable

the first year the MGC has organized such an event in commemoration of the anniversary of the attacks. Members said they hope to continue it every year from now on. “We are doing it this year in order to raise awareness of the firefighters that were disabled as a result of 9/11, as well as paying tribute to those who lost their lives,” Deija Brantley, president of Lambda Tau Jamie Rodriguez, MGC President, helped to organize the candlelit vigil. Omega Sorority Inc., said. “They |KARA MILSTEIN TTN


Biker safety part of work standard DELIVERY PAGE 16

class and then go to work for the late shift, so it’s actually ideal for me,” McGirr said about Insomnia’s late closing time. “So far, I haven’t had any particularly bad or dangerous run-ins while delivering.” McGirr acknowledged that as is the case with many inner-city jobs, personal safety is something that must be kept in mind on the job. Horror stories that have circulated around the news caused panic for delivery workers and their respective employers. This past July, a pizza delivery driver in Grand Rapids, Mich., was stabbed five times in the back and robbed, though he was able to drive himself back to his workplace to seek help. McGirr believes that these instances can be kept only as horror stories for student workers in North Philadelphia and said he takes pre-

cautions when making deliveries. some establishments won’t deliver “Generally speaking, since I’m past a certain time. McGirr said he on a bike, I’m not too easy of a tar- agrees that it’s a good way to make get, especially on the weekends with sure the drivers don’t run into trouall the partygoers being on-foot off ble. campus,” McGirr “I think that would said. “But there’s be good,” McGirr said. I never go out “I bike everywhere, and reflective tape on my bike, and I with more than there are definitely parts never go out with Philly that I don’t like just enough cash of more than just riding through at night. enough cash to to make change on But the delivery ramake change on dius for Insomnia isn’t me. me.” particularly large, and Many people there’s not really a part believe that it Lee McGirr / senior that I wouldn’t want to should be the duty ride through.” of the employer to ensure that the According to the Insomnia delivery drivers are safe at all times Cookies website, persons applying during their working hours. Some to be delivery drivers must have restaurants have placed restrictions knowledge of the area that they are on delivery areas where there have applying for, own a proper form of been previous reports of crime and transportation and should be aware

that typical delivery hours are from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. The marketing representative and truck managers for Insomnia declined to comment on the precautions taken by the company to ensure delivery driver protection. McGirr said that common sense is the key to staying safe. “As long as you stay aware of your surroundings and don’t do anything particularly stupid, I think you can avoid getting into most dangerous situations,” McGirr said. “Plus, being on a bike means that if you do think someone is acting suspicious, you can avoid them. There’s always the chance of random incidents, but no more than when you’re walking around.” Ariane Pepsin can be reached at ariane.pepsin@temple.edu.

-John Corrigan


While some teachers dislike the use of technology in the classroom, other professors find digital devices useful in the learning process. Professor of the Intellectual Heritage course and associate professor of the College of Liberal Arts, Norman Roessler, utilizes technology as a way to enhance the learning experience and make the students more connected to the material. “I’ve run a paperless class for several years,” Roessler said. “I technologized through Blackboard and I see that as a major use of technology for organizational things.” Although Roessler refuses to use programs like Microsoft PowerPoint to guide his lectures, he is an advocate for interactive software that allows students to express the ideas of the reading materials without monotonous essay writing. “For writing assignments I’ll have students write in a different way using a moviemaker software like a cartoon film or have students work with Photoshop and Final Cut Pro and some free gaming software online,” Roessler said. “Instead of doing an essay, I’ll have students do it as a short film or a game. I use technology to express ideas in a multimedia way.” Technology in the classroom doesn’t necessarily just mean PowerPoints and Blackboard posts. Roessler shows students that technology can utilize digital devices as a way to engage students in the learning process and provide an interactive educational experience. -Shayna Kleinberg


“Do you feel safe using public transportation in Philadelphia?


“Yes I do, because I usually travel in large groups of friends I’m comfortable with and I try not to go out too late at night.”



“Depends on the hour and whether or not I’m alone. Riding the subway after dark isn’t a good feeling, same with the bus. The train is okay.”

“I generally feel comfortable. I’ve been taking SEPTA since I was a freshman. It can be improved, but in general it’s a pretty safe system.”







Ice hockey to open season against rival Frain and his team will play Maryland on Sept. 21.

SAMUEL MATTHEWS The Temple News When the ICE HOCKEY Owls face off against rival University of Maryland on Sept. 21, it will mark the beginning of the Ryan Frain era as the head coach of Temple ice hockey. Frain has focused on speed, stamina and an up-tempo, hardhitting style of play. “I’m actually really im-

pressed with how everyone is gelling together,” senior goaltender Chris Mullen said. “We’ve got a lot of new kids and they’re fitting in the lineup real well. We have a couple of returners playing with some new guys, and I was pretty impressed with how well they got along together. They just seemed to know where each other were on the ice at all times.” However, when transitioning to a new style of play, it’s expected to have some lag. Linemates who have never played together often need time to get used to each other and develop

team chemistry. Senior forward Joe Pisko is aware of that. “It’s been a pretty good transition so far,” Pisko said. “Everybody is looking pretty good, all things considered, but it’s definitely a work in progress.” Sophomore forward Greg Malinowski said he’s been pleasantly surprised at the progress the team has already made in developing chemistry in the early parts of the season. “We do have a few line combinations together,” Malinowski said. “And surprisingly, probably three out of the

four lines look like they’ve been playing together for a while. Everyone has been gelling pretty well and we can only get better, so I think we’re actually doing pretty well so far.” Temple will need to have that chemistry because next week’s game is more than just a typical season opener. A new rivalry has developed between the Owls and Terrapins, and it would not be a surprise if it turns out to be an intense contest. Last year, Temple’s loss to Maryland knocked the Owls out of playoff contention. “We were meant to lose

that game from the get go,” Malinowski said. “We got there really late, we started warm-ups really late. It just wasn’t really destined to win against them.” Maryland ended up placing in front of the Owls for the final playoff spot in Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey regional playoffs, and went on to make a run to nationals, something that the Owls would like to achieve this year. “We want to get back at them for taking our spot in regionals,” Mullen said. “And they ultimately got to nationals, which is our goal. They’re defi-


nitely a good team but there’s no reason why we can’t skate with them.” Malinowski was not quite as subtle. “I hate them,” Malinowski said. “They’re not really a skilled team, they’re just a real chippy team.” When asked if revenge for last year was on his mind, Malinowski said, “Oh, yeah.” Samuel Matthews can be reached at samuel.matthews@ temple.edu.


Former guards sign with NBA teams

Wyatt joins 76ers According to multiple reports, former Owl guard Khalif Wyatt has signed a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. An undrafted free agent, Wyatt played for the Sixers’ summer league team in Orlando, averaging a team-best 13.8 points per game. Wyatt had a stellar senior year at Temple, winning Big 5 and Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year honors. With a somewhat depleted roster after the trade of Jrue Holiday, Wyatt could have a chance to receive some playing time as the Sixers kick off their season Oct. 30 against the world champions Miami Heat. -Avery Maehrer Suns aquire Christmas

The Phoenix Suns announced they signed former Temple guard Dionte Christmas to a contract on Friday. Christmas played for the Suns’ NBA Summer League team, averaging 10.1 points in seven games. He shot 46.3 percent from the field and had 15 or more points in three games. After playing sparingly his freshman year at Temple, Christmas averaged 19.7 points and 5.4 rebounds a game in his remaining three years. He is fourth on Temple’s all-time scoring list with 2,043. -Evan Cross


Snyder gets assistant Following an unprecedented summer of coaching hires, Temple’s track & field and cross country program has hired one more fresh face to its revamped staff in Grand Valley State University graduate Aaron Watson. In what was an impending move for weeks, Watson has joined the staff as an assistant to distance coach James Snyder, it was announced via athletic communications Sept. 10. Watson worked as a volunteer distance coach at Grand Valley State for the past three seasons, and oversaw a women’s team that took two cross country NCAA Division II championships in 2010 and 2012 as well as back-to-back NCAA indoor titles in 2011 and 2012. Watson was a member of Grand Valley State’s track and cross country programs briefly in 2008-09 and did not run, redshirting in all three seasons. -Andrew Parent

FIELD HOCKEY Team ranked No. 11 After a successful weekend that saw Temple beat both Penn State and Richmond, the Owls were announced as the No. 11 ranked team in the

Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll. It’s the team’s first national ranking since Sept. 2001, when they were ranked No. 17. “It’s amazing for our program,” coach Amanda Janney said following the win against Richmond. “I think we’ve always had the team that can play with top 20 teams, but we haven’t gotten enough wins to be in the top 20 rankings consistently, but it’s always been a goal of mine and for the program.” “I’m so glad that these athletes are working so hard,” Janney added. “It’s kind of a reward for our team and also the alumni who have worked so hard to get us in this position.” Senior midfielder/defender and co-captain Molly Doyle was also named Big East Player of the Week, after scoring three goals and two assists during the games against Penn State and Richmond. Updated rankings are released every Tuesday. –Nick Tricome

Bernato, an All-American, participated in gymnastics for the Owls from 1948-50. During the 1949 season, Bernato was part of a Temple squad that won the program’s first The women’s soccer team recovered from its two consecutive losses by defeating Binghamton 2-0.| PAUL KLEIN TTN NCAA team championship. During his three seasons with the Owls, Bernato won three medals at the NCAA Championships. Bernarto was diagnosed with infantile paralysis when he was just percentage and averaged six Team is looking to 13-months-old. shutouts per year. In the two Bernato is a member have its first winning year span, Temple allowed nearly 18 shots per game. of the Temple Sports Hall of season in 13 years. This season, sophomore goalkeeper Shauni Kerkhoff has Fame both as an individual BRIEN EDWARDS recorded a .920 save percentage and as a member of the 1949 The Temple News and six shutouts largely due to team. a defense that has allowed less Fans of the WOMEN’S SOCCER than nine shots per game. -Avery Maehrer

Owls adjust after losses

FENCING Tournament announced

The 34th Annual Temple Fencing Open will be Oct. 2627 in McGonigle Hall. The two-day tournament, being dubbed as the largest of its kind in the nation, features individual competition for collegiate fencers that in past years has had around 600 athletes from over 30 schools. Junior Tiki Kastor, senior GYMNASTICS Epiphany Georges and senior Kimberly Howell return to the Hall of Famer dies team this season after all won Former Temple All-Amermedals at the event last fall. ican gymnast Joe Berenato -Avery Maehrer died on Sept. 8 at the age of 85-years-old.

Temple Owls couldn’t help but have flashbacks of the 2012 season following consecutive shutout losses last week. The 2013 Owls don’t appreciate the comparison. “The girls are really pissed,” coach Seamus O’Connor said on Sept. 12. “[The loss to Rider] changed everybody’s opinion of them. [The spectators] look at it as ‘You lost two in a row? I guess the lucky streak is over.’” The streak may be over, but nearly halfway through the 2013 season, Temple has proven it is one of the strongest groups in years after earning the program’s best start in more than a decade. “I think we wanted to prove everyone wrong,” sophomore defender Taylor Trusky said “We started out so strong and everyone was surprised, which was a good thing and a bad thing”. After eight games played, Temple has earned a 5-2-1 record, better than any Owls start since 2000, when they went 6-2. Temple’s overall record has been a result of recent strides made on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. In the last two seasons coached under Matt Gwilliam, the Owls averaged five victories, with a combined record of 5-10-1 in the first eight games of each season. Temple’s season average between the last two seasons was 11.5 goals, seven assists and 30 combined points. Through eight games in 2013, the Temple offense has recorded 10 goals, nine assists and 29 total points. “[The players] know the difference between how we played last year and this year,” O’Connor said. “The number of chances we’re creating, the fact that the ball isn’t in the other team’s half most of the game is a huge change from last year. We can see the girls are smart, intelligent, have good soccer brains and they can see that we’re totally dominating and it’s a completely different style of play this year.” Defensively, in the 39 games played between 2011 and 2012, the Owls registered a combined average .775 save

“I think the key to our defense has been communication and chemistry,” sophomore defender Paula Jurewicz said. “I think the team as a whole is really close. Our team, across the entire field, the communication is great. We’re talkative off the field, and on the field, it’s even better. We’re not afraid to yell at each other.” For the Owls, the true indicator of the strides they have made as a team is their 2013 opponents’ approach to games. O’Connor noted that their opponents have treated his players as more of a threat than they have been used to in recent years. “Because of the 4-0 start, Temple women’s soccer became a big game for everybody,” O’Connor said. “Instead of going all out, [our opponents] were defensive. [The coaching staff] talked about it with the girls that this is indirectly a huge compliment. It is unique that teams are now fearful of us and when they play us, they sit back and force us to go win the game. It’s a compliment to you, but also a challenge to you. The better programs are always the favorites in each game, and we want to be one of the better programs.” Though the Owls want to make it clear to outsiders looking in that this year’s team is a legitimate conference contender, O’Connor said the team must not lean on their early achievements as a forecast for the rest of the season. Temple’s last winning season was in 2000, when the Owls finished 11-9 (4-6 Atlantic-10). With a similarly strong start, the 2013 Owls are in good company, but time will tell if the current Owls will replicate their predecessors’ success. “Enjoy it,” O’Connor said “Keep it going and put those memories away until after the season, and then we can clap ourselves on the back. [The players are] having a great season, but we’ll wait until the season is over to congratulate ourselves.” Brien Edwards can be reached at brien.erick.edwards@temple.edu or on Twitter @BErick1123.




Rhule exhausts every option at QB

letting it on. We had a couple of sprint hitches wide open that were hitting the ground. I just felt like we’re probably going to need [Walker] this year at some point, so we went with [him]. He did some good things, although we weren’t moving the football.” Despite his injury, Reilly came in with 6:14 to go in the third quarter and immediately made an impact. The first three drives that Reilly played in all resulted in touchdowns, and the fourth was the final possession of the game, which only lasted one play. Reilly had seven completions on eight throws for 69 yards, which included a touchdown pass to senior halfback Chris Coyer. “The offense responded to myself going in in the third quarter,” Reilly said. “We moved the ball, three straight

times we scored a touchdown. That was positive. Other than that, I have nothing [positive].” “It’s tough to say, but there was definitely an energy boost when [Reilly] got back in there,” Coyer said. “We started executing a lot better. We knew that we were starting to get to a point in the game where it was kind of make-or-break time of the game. [Reilly] helped give us a little bit of a boost.” Temple gained a total of 385 offensive yards, and 202 of them came during the four drives Reilly played in. Reilly’s passing only accounts for 34 percent of the yardage gained when he was playing quarterback. That means the running game, which accounted for 245 yards in the game, got the majority of its yardage – 133 yards when Reilly was under center.


In that timeframe, freshman Zaire Williams ran for 48 of his 82 yards and junior Kenny Harper rushed for 40 of his 105 yards. “Our running backs played tremendously,” Reilly said. “Harper and Williams did a great job. Us spreading the field, putting four wideouts out there, having five kids in the box, it’s catch-and-go. Hand it off, watch them run.” “[Williams] is one of these young playmakers I’m talking about,” Rhule said. “I think you can all see the impact that he’s going to play in the program moving forward. You can build around [him], because he’s competitive. Even though he’s a freshman, he has the ability to make plays.” “Harper’s a winner,” Rhule added. “He plays on two special teams. He’s our starting tail-

back, picks up all the protections. He does a really nice job for us... Him and [Willians] are going to be a good tandem.” The Owls are heading into their first bye week before traveling to take on the University of Idaho on Saturday, Sept. 28. “I think this bye week is something that we need in order to work on all these little things that we’re just not doing quite right and not executing in the game,” Coyer said. “After today, I’m going to be full go next week,” Reilly said. “I’m not going to sit out, I’m going to stay at No. 1 and push the offense to the brink.” Evan Cross can be reached at evan.cross@temple.edu or on Twitter @EvanCross.

Senior Clinton “Juice” Granger went 6-15 with 58 yards and one interception. | TIMOTHY VALSHTEIN TTN

Villanova match Golf kicks off fall season draws near HOCKEY PAGE 22

But since its last defeat on Sept. 4 to Rider, Villanova has won two straight games with wins against Siena and Saint Louis. It has given them the chance to get to the .500 mark with a road game against Kent State on Sept. 22. For the Owls, this past weekend was one for adjustment. Temple was shutout by Delaware 2-0 on Friday night, in a game where the team didn’t start to make a push until late. The Owls were outshot 1910, making it the fourth straight game, since they beat Ohio State 4-1 on opening day, in which they have been outshot by their opponents. But that all seemed to get fixed in a quick turnaround when the team had to travel back to Geasey Field to play Monmouth on Sept. 14. The Owls came out firing, beating Monmouth in shots 219, winning by a final of 6-0, thanks to four goals by junior forward Amber Youtz and a goal each from Alyssa Delp and sophomore midfielder Amanda Fuertsch. Play in the backfield has been a strong suit for Temple all season, with a defense that has kept opponents to an average of 1.67 goals per game and a goalkeeper in redshirt-junior and co-captain Lizzy Millen that has protected the cage with an .828 save percentage. Defense and goalkeeping remained consistent throughout Saturday’s shutout of Monmouth. There was better balance on offense, due to changes that coach Amanda Janney made in

the lineup, one of which was quicker rotation forwards. The changes gave the Owls the win, but it was also a test of what Janney wants to try this week against Villanova. “We used this game a little bit as a prep, because we were trying a strategy that we think is going to work against Villanova,” Janney said. “We changed a couple things up just knowing that we have a big game and knowing what kind of style of play Villanova plays - really aggressive, just like Monmouth does.” Temple will not only have to prepare for Villanova’s approach on Friday, but also the playing surface. Unlike the flat surface the Owls are accustomed to at Geasey Field, Villanova plays on the grassier turf of a football field. “They definitely use their turf to their advantage,” senior midfielder/defender and co-captain Molly Doyle said. “They’ve given some really good teams a run for their money on their surface. We have practice time set up this week and we’re going to go over there and practice. We just need to take advantage of that time and get used to the turf and be ready to go when the time comes.” “We have to go in there knowing it is going to be a good game and that it is going to be a battle,” Doyle added. “Whoever wants it more is going to win.” Nick Tricome can be reached at tue55707@temple.edu or on Twitter @itssnick215.

The field hockey team recovered from its Friday loss against Delaware with a decisive 6-0 victory Saturday against Monmouth. | MINH MAI TTN

petitors, shooting a 5-under par 205. Matthews shot a 66 in the first round, carded a 69 in the second round and followed that with a 70 on Sunday. “I had a chance, but I didn’t putt well today and I ended up finishing in third [place] individually,” Matthews said. “Not too disappointing, but I wish it could have been a little bit better.” After shooting a 1-over 70 on Sunday, Crescenzo placed in a tie for 14th, shooting an evenpar 210. “I was hitting the ball pret-


ty well,” Crescenzo said. “The first round, not too good on the front nine, the second round I probably hit around 16 [greens in regulation] and then the third round I hit around 14 [GIR]. I just couldn’t get the putter going all the way.” “I just have to stay in it,” Crescenzo added. “Even though you have two bad holes you have a lot ahead of you, so you really can’t give up. You just have to stay with it.” At 7-under for the tournament heading into Sunday, junior Mike Amole rebounded

nicely and put the rest of the field on notice. Amole carded a career best 5-under 65. It was the lowest score amidst Sunday’s action and the second-best round of the tournament. Also competing were senior Matthew Teesdale and junior Alec Kissell. Coach Brian Quinn has stated previously that a sturdy backend to the lineup could vault Temple to new heights, and Matthews is confident that the Owls have some talent at the four and five positions. “Evan Galbreath and Mike

Amole,” Matthews said. “They are two very solid four and five guys. [Amole] is playing great, [Galbreath] is a very good player… he wasn’t eligible for this tournament because of NCAA clearing house reasons, but I’m excited for this next tournament to see what we can post and we’ll go from there.” Chase Senior can be reached at chase.senior@temple.edu or on Twitter @Chase_Senior.

Meet honors former distance runner was something that we can definitely always remember him by and use to honor [him] … The meet will continue to be named after him.” Friend was a product of Dulaney High School in Timonium, Md. and ran as a member of Dulaney’s track & field team in his last two years at the school. He then found his niche on Temple’s distance team for four years. “He was a great guy,” Mahoney, Friend’s teammate for three years and eventual roommate, said. “He helped me get through college. He was one of those ‘life of the party’ kids and he got along with everybody. He was a fun guy and it was always a good time with him. He was friends with everybody.” “He always laughed, smiled and he was one of those kids you want to have on your team,” Mahoney added. “He kept your mind off of things and he was just a great kid. He would ask how I did after meets and he would wish me good luck. He was an all-around good guy and a lot of fun to live with.” In his 22 years, Friend was thought of by many as a special person; the type who would go out of his way to put others before himself. “He was always the upbeat guy on the team,” Jelley said. “Whenever he was around, he brought everyone up. He made everyone smile and he was always a pleasure to be around. He was always asking how he could help out and what could he do … The only thing he cared about was making other people feel better.” “He was a good friend,” Regina Friend, Roswell’s mother, said. “His people that were a part of his crowd, he would do anything for them … He was a great kid. Of course, every mother says that, but he grew up to be a really good person and a really good man.” When remembering her son’s transition into track, Regina Friend couldn’t help but let out a laugh. “He was mad at me,” Re-


The second annual Friend Invitational was held last weekend. The event was created to honor the late Roswell Friend, a former Temple runner. | EDWARD BARRENECHEA TTN gina Friend said. “He went out for varsity and by the third cut, he was not chosen. I went to pick him up from school that night and he said, ‘I got cut, I don’t want to talk about it.’ So I sat there for a minute and I said, ‘Well OK, you’ll run track.’ He looked at me with a mean face, and we went home and I didn’t really press him about it. But the next morning I said ‘Don’t forget to talk to the track coach.’ He started making excuses and I said to him, ‘You are not going the rest of the semester doing nothing extra. Either you can go to talk to the track coach today, or I’ll talk to the track coach today during your lunch. Which would you prefer?’” “So, he huffed and puffed and dragged his book bag, but I asked him later that day how it went with the track coach and he said he could practice,” Regina Friend added. “Next thing I knew, he was into it. He was into his times and saying he ran this, he ran that. He was obsessed with it ever after.” Roswell Friend enjoyed a productive four-year track career in North Philadelphia, all the while as a broadcasting, telecommunications and mass media major. In Summer 2011, Roswell Friend had lined up a job inter-

view with Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia and things seemed to be looking up for the 22-yearold. Roswell Friend was reported missing after he was last seen Aug. 18 of that summer. A few days later, his body was found in the Delaware River. Roswell Friend had written a message on a whiteboard in his apartment reading: “I’m sorry guys.” “I never wanted anybody to act like it didn’t happen or to be afraid to say it,” Regina Friend said. “It is what it is and it’s OK to discuss. Roswell struggled with depression. Some of it was situational and some of it was organic, something that was built in to him. He struggled. He started struggling a bit when he was in high school, enough to where he went to counseling, but not enough for medication or anything. Kids who were close to him saw him in his ups and downs and his moods and that sort of thing. What we don’t know is, ultimately, was it one thing that sent him over the edge or was it a culmination of a lot of things? And we may never know the answer to that. He fought a good fight but he lost it.” Mahoney was coming back to Philadelphia from his aunt’s house in Connecticut when Ro-

swell Friend was first considered missing. “I came back and we started searching for him,” Mahoney said. “The next day we were heading out to search more and we got the word that they found him. It was a very emotional day and we didn’t believe it. It took a while to set in. My roommates and I, we were all really close. We were able to support each other and keep it off our minds. But, the next year walking past his room to an empty room every day was strange. It was strange for a while, but you have to move on from there.” For Regina Friend, the meet offers a fitting tribute that she said her son would be happy to see. “It touches me that my son touched the world enough that there are people in it who want to do things like this to memorialize him,” Regina Friend said. “He loved track. He loved it. He didn’t want to run track at first and he was mad at me for making him run track, but after he got in it he killed it. It’s the thing that he loved. He’s happy. He would be happy.” Andrew Parent can be reached at andrew.parent@temple.edu or on Twitter @daParent93.




Winning streak snapped at four Rams outplay Owls fell to St. Joe’s in the team’s first loss of the 2013 season. HOON JIN The Temple News

The Owls MEN’S SOCCER were close to making history. Entering a game against the St. Joseph’s Hawks on Saturday with a 4-0 record, Temple was looking to secure its best start to a season since 1986 when the program won five straight games to open the year. St. Joe’s hasn’t beaten Temple since 2007 and was winless this season headed into the matchup. The Owls fell short, however, falling to the Hawks in a tightly contested 1-0 game. Senior midfielder Ryan Bradbury, however, said he believes the team’s solid start to 2013 is still crucial heading into conference play Sept. 28 at Louisville. “It’s great for us,” Bradbury

said. “It’s really important for us to get off on a great start so that we can build some momentum going into conference play.” “I think it builds confidence,” coach David MacWilliams said. “We need to get knocked down to get back up. Sometimes a loss like this can hurt you and help you.” Although tying the record would have meant something special as a team, Bradbury said that each game is more important than the record, but it is still nice to be in the record books. “I think that would be pretty cool [if we had tied the record], but we are taking it one game at a time,” Bradbury said. “We want to make it to the NCAA tournament, so it is very important for us to keep our focus on what’s in front of us.” MacWilliams said he realizes that it means a lot to the players, but is clearly disappointed that the result did not reflect their record. “I think it would’ve meant a lot for the guys,” MacWil-

liams said. “It hasn’t happened since 1986. That was the goal. We are disappointed as a team. We didn’t play with enough emotion. For some reason, St. Joe’s wanted the game more than us. We need to come out with the hunger and fire like the first four games and I didn’t think that happened in [Saturday’s] game.” Still, every matchup is important – the wins the Owls have garnered before playing St. Joe’s and the wins they strive to gain afterwards. “All the games matter,” MacWilliams said. “It’s a loss, a tough loss for us. But, obviously we want to win the games. We didn’t do that. We didn’t win. We wanted to keep the streak going so that these non-conference games add up. Because it’s [the American Athletic Conference], a high RPI conference. We could’ve gotten a higher bid if we win these non-conference games.” “Every win is important, regardless of whether or not it’s

against a conference opponent,” Bradbury said. “We want to win every time we take the field.” There have been many positives during this win streak. Bradbury said that one of them is the hustle from his teammates. He said everyone is working hard and giving their all for the team in the 90 minutes they play, which is one reason they had so much success during the win streak. The other reason, Bradbury said, is the defenders the Owls have. They have only given up one goal in five games, and that is something MacWilliams said he’ll take even if one of those games was a loss. Still, there is work to be done for the Owls. “We need to create more chances,” MacWilliams said. “We need more guys scoring goals and create more chances.” Hoon Jin can be reached at hoon.jin@temple.edu.

Ganes happy with team’s progress VOLLEYBALL PAGE 22 Grattan narrowly missed recording a double-double as she had nine kills and 13 digs against La Salle and 16 kills and nine digs against Penn. “My freshman year has been great thus far,” Caroline Grattan said. “It’s been really nice that I have gotten as much playing time as I have. To be honest, I did not think I would be getting so much play right out of the gates like I have, but I am definitely trying to embrace it as much as I can.” Grattan said she realizes that this is a learning experience. “We seem to be getting into a groove and realizing some of weaknesses and strong points of the team,” Grattan said. “Some of the comebacks have shown how resilient we are, especially that fifth game against UPenn... Even though we ended up losing that match, I think it was a really good learning experience for us.” Matautia said she believes that the team chemistry has been great thus far this season but the communication on the court could be better. “Our communication on the court is one of our up-anddown points,” Matautia said.

“When we do get talking to each other, we seem to be more successful, but it is been hard for us to remain consistent with clear communication on the court. Our team chemistry has been great, though. We do good working together, we fight hard and you would think we have been together for multiple years because of how loose and freeflowing our team is.” The team is adapting well with each other early. Ganes said he expected this and is not surprised the team is doing so well. “I think we are doing as good as we thought we would be doing at this point in the season,” Ganes said. “I think it’s a great thing that we are off to a good start. Of course it is very important for the confidence. It shows all the hard work that the players have gone through in the summer and the pre-season. But it is not how we look like in the third week of the season, it’s how you finish. We are aware of that. I am not too worried about this stage of the program, but the main thing is that we need to progress as a team in a positive direction.” The team’s solid start will help its confidence, with confer-

Owls in loss FORDHAM PAGE 22

and a new conference, the loss nize that they’re freshmen. We to Fordham makes this the pro- have to build them for the long gram’s worst start since 2007. haul and stay with these kids “Honestly, I’m completely and not let them crack.” embarrassed,” Rhule said. “I One area the Owls imtake 100 percent responsibility proved on against Fordham was for that. I told the players I’d the running game. Both Harper take responsibility for that, and and Williams had strong outwe’ll get that fixed. I want to ings, collecting 105 and 85 give a lot of credit to Fordham. yards, respectively. Both figures They played a great game.” are season highs for each. The Rams had 520 yards With the team entering a of total offense, compared to bye week this weekend, Harper 385 for Temple. After giving the said he’d rather get back on the team a chance to win last week, field right away to try and secure the Owls’ defense regressed Sat- the team’s first victory. Coyer urday. said it’s “very frustrating” not “The offense put up points being able to play again until a this week, so I feel like this loss Sept. 28 match at Idaho. With is on the defense, myself in- that said, he does see an upside. cluded,” senior defensive back “I think that this bye week Abdul Smith said. “I played OK is something that we need in orlast week, but this week I feel der to work on all of these little like I played bad. I didn’t do the things that we’re not doing quite best I can do.” right and not executing in the On a day where the de- game,” Coyer said. fense struggled, sophomore Temple was expected to lose linebacker Tyler to Notre Dame, a Matakevich led national powerTemple with 14 house. Houston, tackles, includwhile beatable, is ing two for a a solid team that loss. matched up well “ I t ’ s with the Owls. t o u g h , ” But as far as Matakevich Fordham is consaid. “It’s deficerned, Temple nitely tough. I was the clear famean, nobody vorite. By all acis going to give counts, the Rams Matt Rhule / coach you a win. We shouldn’t have definitely have walked out of to play better. Lincoln Financial We have to stop some big plays. Field with a victory. A few times we gave up a few “People should take shots big plays. We just have to stop at me now,” Rhule said. “We them.” shouldn’t have lost that game. Temple had two sacks the Let’s be honest. I’m going to entire game, amassing a total of be straight up with you guys. six yards. In comparison, Ford- We’re better than that team. ham had four sacks that totaled They played really well, and 28 yards. I respect the heck out of them. “First of all, we’re not get- I walked over and shook their ting a pass rush,” Rhule said. hands, shook the quarterback’s “That quarterback played real hand and said, ‘Hey, great job.’” well, and they threw a lot of Saturday marked Temple’s double moves, such as slant first loss to an FCS Program and go and go. At the end, they since a 2009 loss against Villathrew a ball up and the kid made nova. The Owls went on to win a play.” nine of their next 10 games after After making an extra point that, giving the program its first attempt, Jim Cooper Jr. was fi- bowl appearance in 30 years. nally on the board. His kicking “We went out and played woes were not over, however, as a certain way against Notre his second attempt later in the Dame,” Rhule said. “We didn’t half bounced off the left upright look the same way today. I take and was no good. Rhule later responsibility for it. What hapbrought in freshman Nick Visco pened to this team against Villafor the remainder of the game nova a few years ago, they took (except on kickoffs, where Coo- responsibility for the way they per continued). Visco was per- played. That’s what I have to fect, drilling two extra points as do as head coach of this team. I many attempts. have to make them take respon“We’ll probably have to sibility for the way they played.” move forward with [Visco] as Avery Maehrer can be reached the kicker and try to keep [Cooat avery.maehrer@temple.edu or on per] up,” Rhule said. “He did a Twitter @AveryMaehrer. good job kicking off the rest of the game. That situation is not the way I wanted, but I recog-

“People should

take shots at me now. We shouldn’t have lost that game. Let’s be honest.

Junior Alex Schmitt and the Owls have started 7-2 coming off of the Penn Invitational. | ANDREW THAYER TTN ence play starting on Sept. 27. The Owls will host the annual Temple Invitational at McGonigle Hall next weekend. They will play Hofstra, Brown and Delaware State. “I felt like we have some players that played very well this weekend,” Ganes said. “There are certainly some things that we need to work on, not just

because we lost the tournament. Regardless of wins and losses, we need to get better as a team so we can be ready for conference play in a week and a half.” Rich Fogel can be reached at rich.fogel@temple.edu or on Twitter @RBFogel26.

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having only four courts was not comfortable because we have 10 girls and eight guys, so it would be really hard for us,” Mavrina said. “Before, it was harder to play with only four courts when you [are supposed to have six courts for] six singles matches,” Breland said. “So it was always harder when you have four courts because two people would always have to sit out, which would take the matches a lot longer to get going, because they had to wait for whoever finished first. We had to squeeze somebody in on the side or in the corner somewhere on the court. We didn’t really have Senior Jordan Batey, of the women’s tennis team, retrieves a enough space to practice for our ball during practice on the recently renovated courts at 15th and singles matches.” Norris streets.| JACOB COLON TTN Once the final decision was building. because we don’t have to waste made to keep the courts, school Under the university’s time driving 30 minutes to play officials began repairing the 20/20 development plan, the on another court,” senior Yana courts when school resumed for Student Pavilion and tennis Mavrina said. “Every minute is the fall semester. courts were set to be replaced valuable, especially [because] “I think Temple realized by a new library, but when Pres- we have four seniors on the that we needed them in order to ident Neil Theobald took office, team this year.” compete with the other teams he instituted his own plan, ViAs recently as last season, in the conference,” Mauro said. sualize Temple, that plans for the men’s and women’s tennis “We needed to have six playa new library to be built on the teams struggled to accommo- able courts. The back two courts east side of Broad Street. date all of the athletes on the needed to be resurfaced because “Once I found out that four courts while training. they had a lot of cracks throughthey were going to keep the “We practice at the same out the courts. They repaired all courts, I was like, that is great time from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the cracks and resurfaced it.”

Since the quality of the courts have improved, players who played at the fifth and sixth flights will no longer have to wait for a court to play on during matches. “I am really excited because I get to play with everyone now and hear the cheers from the crowd,” sophomore Sam Rundle said. Breland said she believes the new courts symbolize a new start and will open an array of opportunities for the teams that were not available in the past. “I feel like now that we have the two new courts, all the new courts, we can probably start hosting a lot more matches,” Breland said. In addition to the six renovated tennis courts, Mauro said the tennis teams will also use another court this season, which was used for roller hockey last year. The women’s team will make their fall season debut this weekend in the Cissie Leary Invitational at the University of Pennsylvania. Danielle Nelson can be reached at danielle.nelson@temple.edu or on Twitter @Dan_Nels.

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Owls win two of three in early season tournament at Penn. RICH FOGEL The Temple News

EVAN CROSS Assistant Sports Editor After hurting his knee against Houston on Sept. 7, redshirt-junior quarterback Connor Reilly decided that he was too hurt to start against Fordham. “I practiced Wednesday, came back Thursday morning and it hurt,” Reilly said. “So I told Coach [Matt Rhule] I couldn’t go.” “This week, I was the emergency quarterback, so I was going to come in if need be, but wanted to stay out and rest a little bit,” Reilly added. “It happened that I had to come in and we moved the ball, which was good for our offense to move it. We brought a little life and energy to the sidelines. Give credit to Fordham, they played to the very end until the clock hit zero, and they beat us outright.” The Owls (0-3, 0-1 American Athletic Conference) fell to the Rams (3-0, 0-0 Patriot League) 30-29 in a game where Temple played three quarterbacks: Reilly, senior Clinton “Juice” Granger and freshman P.J. Walker. Granger started the game and was ineffective, throwing 15 times for six completions and 58 yards to go with two turnovers. “At the end of the day, not to take anything away from them, but we couldn’t get anything going offensively with the quarterback position early, so we put [Walker] in there,” Rhule said. “And then [Reilly] just said, ‘Coach, I’ll go in. I’m good.’ At that point, I could tell with the way the game was going, if we didn’t do something, we weren’t going to move the football. Once we put [Reilly] in there, it changed ... I expect us to win a lot of games with him moving forward.” After Temple went into the half down 13-7, Walker opened the second half. He played for two drives, got sacked twice and completed one pass. Because Walker took a snap, he is now ineligible to be redshirted for this season. “I made the decision I was going to put [Granger] in, and if it didn’t go the way we wanted it to go I’d play [Walker],” Rhule said. “I have a lot of confidence in [Walker]. [Granger] kind of banged his shoulder up, [wasn’t]

facing a third-and-two opportunity at the 29-yard-line. Nebrich dropped back and looked for an open receiver. Avoiding pressure from senior defensive lineman Sean Daniels, Nebrich had no clear options. He decided to take a chance and throw it into the crowded corner of the end zone, where there were twice as many Owls as Rams. That didn’t stop junior wide receiver Sam Ajala, who leapt and caught the pass, holding onto the ball as he fell to the ground for the touchdown. An extra point later, and the Rams were back on top with four seconds left, sealing the upset victory and worsening Temple’s record to 0-3. In a year with new leadership

It’s been 12 years since the Owls have gotten off to a better start than this season. Third-year coach Bakeer Ganes has guided his young team to wins in seven of its first nine games. Its third tournament of the year wrapped up this past weekend at the Palestra, where the Owls went 2-1 with wins against Weber State (4-7) and La Salle (1-10). They fell to host Pennsylvania in a tight five-set match in their last game of the Penn Invitational. “Overall for the weekend I think we did a good job,” Ganes said. “The good thing is that we were able to play some freshmen and I think they played really well.” Senior Gabriella Matautia led the Owls with two doubledoubles over the weekend, recording 42 total kills in the three matches which led the entire tournament. She also had 29 digs and 9 total aces during play this weekend. “I think the tournament went well for us,” Matautia said. “It showed us what we really need to work on. We definitely exposed our weaknesses this weekend, and it is crucial that we get better for conference play and of course this upcoming weekend when we host our own tournament.” In both games on Sunday,






Senior Fordham running back Carlton Koonce collected 168 yards, including one touchdown in Temple’s loss. The Owls’ defense allowed a total of 520 yards of total offense against the Rams at Lincoln Financial Field. | TIMOTHY VALSHTEIN TTN

‘EMBARRASSED’ Owls off to worst start in six years after losing to Fordham 30-29.



he Owls didn’t hide their embarrassment after the team’s 30-29 loss to the Fordham Rams on Sept. 14. Freshman running back Zaire Williams said he felt “dead inside.” Senior H-back Chris Coyer said the game ranks among the toughest defeats of his collegiate career. Junior running back Kenny Harper said the feeling he experienced was “disgusting.” “I’m sorry you had to watch that,” coach Matt Rhule said. After a back-and-forth matchup in which Temple used all three of its quarterbacks and both of its place kickers, Fordham would start its final drive of the game with

4:29 left on the clock at its own 29-yardline. The Rams would eventually find themselves in a fourth-and-two situation near midfield. Junior quarterback Michael Nebrich rushed for a two-yard gain, and the officials brought out the chains. First down – by inches. A few seconds later, Fordham faced another do-or-die scenario with a fourth-andsix at the Temple 43-yard line. Once more, Nebrich ran the ball himself, this time for six yards. Again, it was too close to call, and the chains glided back onto the field. First down – but the clock was nearing zero. After Nebrich threw one short pass and then an incomplete pass, Temple called a timeout with 13 seconds left and the Rams

Big East competitors loom No. 11 squad will face Villanova on Friday.

NICK TRICOME The Temple News Temple hasn’t been in the Big East for very long, but they have already managed to turn heads. The Owls jumped out to a 3-1 start that included an impressive shutout of a No. 6 ranked Penn State squad. The good start led to Temple getting placed in the national rankings for the first time in 12 years. But all of this happened before the Owls have gotten the FIELD HOCKEY

chance to play a conference opponent. On Friday, Sept. 20, the time will finally arrive. Temple’s first Big East opponent will be a team that isn’t too far away and one they are always in competition with for best team in the city: the Villanova Wildcats. “I think it’s going to be a tough game,” sophomore forward/midfielder Alyssa Delp said. “It’s always a tough game against another Philly school, because we always have a race for what team is the best in Philly.” “I truly think that we are, but it’s going to be a good competition because it’s always in

the back of both of our teams’ minds,” Delp added. As it stands right now, it’s easy to argue that the Owls are the best team in the city, given the No. 11 ranking from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Coaches Poll. However, that ranking could change later today, Sept. 17, as Temple went 1-1 last weekend. Villanova may not be too far behind. The Wildcats lost their first three games of the season, with the worst being a 10-0 defeat to No. 1 ranked North Carolina on Sept. 1. After beating Penn State last weekend, the Owls received a ranking from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association HOCKEY PAGE 20 Poll for the first time in 12 seasons. | MINH MAI TTN

Matthews ties for third Team tied for fifth at The Doc Gimmler in Farmingdale, N.Y. CHASE SENIOR The Temple News Behind the efforts of sophomore Brandon Matthews and senior Matt Crescenzo, Temple started its season by finishing in a tie for fifth place at The Doc Gimmler tournament at Bethpage Country Club Red Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. GOLF

The golf team began its season at The Doc Gimmler. Temple finished three strokes behind second-place Harvard, as Brandon Matthews led the team.| DAN PELLEGRINE TTN

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The two-day, fifteen-team tournament hosted by St. John’s University, began on Saturday with 36 holes of action and concluded on Sunday with 18 holes of play. “We played OK,” Matthews said. “We shot 4-under today as a team and we ended up in fifth place.” “We just got to keep working on everything,” Matthews added. “It’s not one single thing, we just have to keep getting better.” Yale claimed the tournament victory with a 20-under

par 820. Temple finished 839 (1-under) and was three strokes behind the second-place school, Harvard. Yale sophomore Joe Willis finished with an 11-under 199, the lowest singles score of the competition. Last season, in what was formerly called The McLaughlin tournament, Temple finished in 10th place. This year, Matthews finished first on the team and tied for third overall of the 76 com-


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Volume 92, Issue 04  

Issue for 17 September 2013.

Volume 92, Issue 04  

Issue for 17 September 2013.


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