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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
VOL. 93 ISS. 3
CAMPUS SAFETY | border extension
After attacks, outreach Administrators and TSG officers said the March attacks sparked the extension of police coverage.
MARCUS MCCARTHY JOE BRANDT The Temple News
emple Police expanded its patrol zone nearly 25 square blocks, mostly extending its boundaries to the west and southeast of Main Campus, the university announced last week. The new patrol zone is bound by 18th Street to the west, Susquehanna Avenue to the north, Ninth Street to the east and Jefferson Street to the south. In an exclusive interview prior to the official
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announcement, Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said officers began patrolling the new zone the weekend beginning Aug. 29. Student government members and Temple administrators said this spring’s brick assault influenced the decision. In March, a group of youths attacked four Temple students in three different incidents, all just beyond the Temple Police patrol zone. Since the victims notified Philadelphia police first and the incidents took place beyond the Temple Police patrol zone, Temple officials were not aware of the attacks and did not make a statement until three days later. No TU Alert or TU Ready was sent. “I think that kind of hit home and said, you know, we really have to take another look at this,”
SQUARE BLOCKS ADDED TO PATROL BORDER
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KARA MILSTEIN TTN
A facelift for City Hall
A young boy plays in a recycled-rainwater fountain at the newly-unveiled Dilworth Park, which officially opened to the public on Sept. 4. The Center City revamp of the plaza also boasts seating and a café for visitors. PAGE 9
For women, a new kick at self-defense
BOB STEWART The Temple News Groups of young men riding on dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles appear on North Broad Street and Main Campus on a frequent basis – and Temple Police said the drivers have not gone unnoticed. Operating an unregistered vehicle on public roads is illegal in Pennsylvania. The issue involves public safety for pedestrians, drivers of street-legal vehicles and the law-breaking drivers themselves due to the often reckless driving of the dirt bikes and ATVs. “Recently we had [some of these drivers] on 16th Street ... an ATV that was on the sidewalk driving,” said Charlie Leone, executive director of Campus Safety Services. Leone said the two people involved in that incident were arrested. Many times the drivers are riding with unregistered vehicles. Some are even too young to have a license. “If they’re real young, if it’s late at night, you have a curfew issue,” Leone said. “[We] call their parents to come down. You get the parents involved and that helps out a great deal because sometimes they’re not aware of what their kids are doing.” Leone said Temple Police caught a student two years ago riding his dirt bike down the steps at the Tuttleman Learning Center. “[His dirt bike] was unregistered, uninsured, he didn’t have a license,” Leone said. “His bike was taken away.” Police can legally run a “live stop” on someone found operating an ATV or dirt bike. Any uninsured or unregistered vehicle, or a vehicle being operated by someone without a license, can be impounded. Since most of the vehicles are ineligible for registration, they end up being taken away. Sometimes the impounded vehicles are stolen, which can add charges and sometimes result in jail time, Leone said. The problem is not just on Main
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Alyssa O’Donnell recently joined the rowing team. DANIELLE NELSON The Temple News
Gracie Academy Philadelphia teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu for self-defense on the first Saturday of every month.
off or put on a show. And so, you’re not looking for that excuse to fight. You want to avoid it.” Gracie Academy Philadelphia, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructional facility, now offers a free, one-hour long self-defense class on the first Saturday of every month for women as young as 12 years old. “We were just trying to think about ways to benefit the community
more, specifically with women’s selfdefense,” instructor and brown belt Samantha Faulhaber said. “There’s a lot of women that are very apprehensive about starting this martial art where you’re wrestling on the ground with people.” The classes focus on technique and movement. Rago displays the defense tactics and opens the floor to
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The Diamond Club was closed that day. There, the women’s rowing coach Rebecca Grzybowski allowed a few members of the team to meet with several assistant coaching candidates for lunch this past summer. Yet, that did not prevent Grzybowski from using lunch as a platform to introduce three members of the team to Alyssa O’Donnell. It was across from Morgan Hall, at the Noshery Gourmet Cafe on Broad Street, where senior captain Moira Meekes said of the six candidates she spoke with, O’Donnell was the one who made the biggest effort to connect with her as they enjoyed their sand-
NEWS - PAGES 2-3, 6
LIFESTYLE - PAGES 7-8, 14-16
TemPALS welcome foreign students
Photographer brings honesty to art
The university reached its minimum threshold for student feedback. Two years ago, the system became digitized. PAGE 2
The Alumni Association launched a program that helps acquaint international students with American culture. PAGE 7
Jillian Bauer tells her own story of recovery, as well as the stories of other addicts, through photographs. PAGE 9
e-SFF participation rates rise
OPINION - PAGES 4-5 Pits of Despair
To prevent dangerous highspeed chases, police don’t pursue riders in the city.
‘She was the one’
ANDREW THAYER TTN
The man behind Gracie Academy Philadelphia, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and three-time Masters World Champion, is never looking for a fight. “There are a lot of tough guys out there,” Brian Rago said. “And, you don’t want to pick on the wrong one. Once you become tougher yourself, you feel less [of a] need to show
Elusive ATV and dirt bike riders disrupt streets
On the river, a new coach
Gracie Academy is offering a monthly Brazilian jiu-jitsu class. EMILY ROLEN A&E Editor
community since 1921.
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wiches. “[She] jumped right into conversation with us,” Meekes said. “She not only wanted to know about me as an athlete but also me as a student. She was really laid back and fun and easy to talk to, so right away we knew that she was the one.” Grzybowski said it was extremely important to have the candidates interact with a few members on the team. “This team is like a family,” Grzybowski said. “They are very close to each other and want to make sure that whoever we are bringing in gets that. It was important to get their feedback because whoever we ended up choosing, which was Alyssa, will spend a lot of time working with our athletes. We want to make sure it is someone who
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SPORTS - PAGES 19-22
Owls fall to Navy in home opener
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Classical music, with a new and interactive twist
OUT & ABOUT AZIZ ANSARI RETURNS TO PHILLY Aziz Ansari will be performing at the Wells Fargo Center on Sept. 26. Best known for his role on the popular TV show, “Parks and Recreation,” Ansari takes the stage for another stand-up performance in Philly. Ansari has many connections to Philadelphia. Last year he recorded his award-winning comedy special “Buried Alive” at the Merriam Theater in Center City and he headlined Welcome Week at Temple. His tour this year is called, “Modern Romance.” –Tara Doherty
Berio’s 14 Sequenzas, as a part of FringeArts, will be performed at an upcoming show in Philadelphia. ANGELA GERVASI The Temple News Elizabeth Morgan-Ellis, the voice behind Berio’s 14 Sequenzas, an upcoming show for this year’s Fringe Festival, came all the way from Seattle. “I grew up on the West Coast, and the West Coast doesn’t have nearly as many artistic opportunities as the East Coast,” Morgan-Ellis said. “I was really excited to come here, so I came all the way from Seattle to go to school.” Morgan-Ellis, a graduate of Boyer College of Music and Dance, is releasing a considerably broader set of performances that is comprised of 14 different pieces from the recently deceased composer Luciano Berio’s 14 Sequenzas. The show will run from Sept. 18-20 at the First Unitarian Church on Chestnut Street. The pieces, which were written from 1958 to 2002, are each notoriously intricate and are rarely performed together. “[They] are generally considered to be the hardest pieces for each instrument, and so using them shows off all of the amazing performances we have to offer in Philadelphia,” Morgan-Ellis said. Morgan-Ellis will add yet another aspect to the display: instead of sitting in a hall and watching one piece at a time, each audience member can freely wander through six rooms, observing each performance as the sequence unfolds. “The problem with most musical performances is that if you’re listening to something that you aren’t feeling in the mood for, that you aren’t necessarily enjoying, you are trapped,” Morgan-Ellis said. Like a radio, the listeners and viewers can switch between different stations, or travel to a different room, to maximize their experience of the show. “It’s all a matter of you being in control of your own experience, rather than the experience being in control of you,” Morgan-Ellis said. Each room will be equipped with visual effects that reflect different aspects of each Sequenza. For example, some pieces are related to the era in which the piece was written. There will be rooms set up to mimic the decorative style and popular culture of the 1960s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, when Berio wrote many of his pieces. Others are adorned to inform the audience of the history or story behind the piece. Sequenza III, which will be performed by female vocalist Alize Rozsnyai, was originally written for Berio’s wife, who became his ex-wife by the time he finished the piece. Under Morgan-Ellis’s direction, Rozsnyai will perform the piece with theatrical choreography. “She’s begging to be allowed to create her own home and her own identity,” Rozsnyai said. “These pieces frame an entire lifetime of someone,” Morgan-Ellis added. With FringeArts, Morgan-Ellis discovered experimental territory in art that she had never explored. “I was just blown away at the capacity of the people in Philadelphia to innovate in the arts,” Morgan-Ellis said. “I was so used to just going to musical performances that were just an instrument on a stage playing.” Morgan-Ellis began pushing some boundaries of her own when she created her own non-profit company, A Change of Harp, to promote local harpists in Philadelphia. She hopes to not only help local modern composers with these harp pieces, but to change the reputation of the instrument itself. “The harp doesn’t always play kind of flippant music,” Morgan-Ellis said. “It sometimes plays very meaningful music.” In Fall 2013, A Change of Harp made its debut on the Philly FringeArts scene by performing a show entirely comprised of talented harpists. “We just wanted to show off the amazing Philadelphia composers that are at work in our city right now that I don’t even think people know exist,” MorganEllis said. * firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Arch Street Meeting House, located on 320 Arch St., gives a weekly service for Quakers living in the city.
On touristic Arch Street, Quakers still congregate members compared Quakerism to Buddhism as meditation acts as a core practice. “You need to train in order to be silent with your own thoughts, and then you get to train to let your own thoughts go and see what else is out there,” said Dorothy Berlind, a 75-year-old member of Arch Street and longTARA DOHERTY time resident of Philadelphia. The Temple News She laughed as she referred to the underlying thoughts as “subconscious gossiping.” Lynne Calamia wore jeans, drank StarThe meetings consist of an hour of silence bucks and completely defied the general per- in which the members meditate and potentially ception of a Quaker. feel what members call “the Light.” The Light As the director of Arch Street Meeting can mean different things to the members. For House, she often hears the common miscon- some, it is God. For others, it can be the uniceptions that are attributed to the image of verse. If a member feels compelled, he or she Quakers, an image that has remained some- can stand and make a statement about somewhat stagnant for the past 200 years. thing that comes up in the contemplation. “No, we are not Pilgrims,” Calamia said “Quakers go under the belief that you jokingly. decide internally, you yourself develop your By definition, a Quaker is an active faith- relationship with God,” Mignon Adams, a based community member member of Arch Street for that continues traditional tes27 years, said. timonies of pacifism, social Though the commuequality, integrity and simnity might differ in beliefs, plicity. it is united on the principles Although the commuof simplicity, equality and nity has changed, its buildunity. Kindness toward othing has preserved its hisers is one of the most valued torical architecture, making and most evident principles. it a tourist attraction in Old However, humble and City. With an intake of about kind does not mean passive. 27,000 tourists per year, “There’s an incredArch Street Meeting House ible amount of history that acts as a hub for Quaker hisQuakers have – the first tory. suffragists, the first aboli“This building is special Lynne Calamia / meeting house director tionists, the first civil rights because it has a giant capacleaders… They’re just inity, because of where it’s located, and now it’s credible movers and shakers throughout histaking on the character of a historic site – it’s tory,” Calamia said. like an outreach tool,” Calamia said. Arch Street Meeting House itself served Built in 1804, the building contains im- as a stop in the Underground Railroad. mense history and tells the story of Quakers in Calamia recalled the day that hundreds Philadelphia that still continues today. of Quakers showed up to the Meeting House “Everyone who comes here learns about with brooms as an act of protest against KeyQuakerism in the Quaker city,” Calamia said. stone XL extension, the controversial proposal Arch Street is one of the seven meeting regarding the pipeline that runs from Canada houses in Philadelphia, a city that holds the to the U.S. greatest concentration of Quakers in America. The Quakers brought brooms to the PhilHowever, while the building attracts thou- adelphia Federal Building to “sweep out insands of visitors, the community still lacks in justice.” a younger population. Quakerism, as a religion, Calamia said, “There’s a joke that the median age of a can apply to many people’s practices and beQuaker is 81,” Calamia said. liefs, but most people aren’t informed. Though the community consists of an “Sometimes you see it click in their older population, Calamia said she thinks it heads,” Calamia said. “They realize they’ve still has benefits to offer younger people. been Quakers all along and they just didn’t After each weekly service, the communi- know what the word was.” ty gathers for a coffee hour, a social gathering after service to discuss topics ranging from * email@example.com personal anecdotes to political issues. When asked about the nature of the meeting, a few
The Arch Street Meeting House attracts not only Quakers living in the city, but thousands of tourists.
you see it click in their heads. They realize they’ve been Quakers all along and they just didn’t know what the word was.
FRINGE FESTIVAL TO PRESENT “99 BREAKUPS” THIS MONTH Pig Iron Theatre Company will show “99 Breakups” throughout the month of September as part of the Fringe Festival. The show consists of a collection of personal moments used to study the exits, the disintegration of relationships and the breakups that people experience and share in common. Discounted tickets are being offered to students. The show will be performed at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts on 118 & 128 N. Broad Street. –Tara Doherty
GREENFEST PHILLY VISITS HISTORIC HEADHOUSE SQUARE Greenfest Philly was held Sept. 7 in Historic Headhouse Square. The festival was sponsored by Mom’s Organic Market and Zipcar, as well as the South Street Headhouse District. The day offered events including shopping for green wares, food, demonstrations and children’s activities that promote healthy, sustainable living as well as performances by the West Philadelphia Orchestra, Ron Gallo, Pine Barons, and No Stranger. Visitors picked up a “Greenfest Guide” that pointed out green restaurants and vendors as well as acting as a timeline for the day. –Paige Gross
CIRQUE DE SOLEIL PRESENTS VAREKAI ON SEPT. 10-14 The Wells Fargo Center will be transformed into the land of mystical forest creatures from Sept. 1014 as Crique du Soleil presents “Varekai.” According to Greek Mythology, Icarus was bestowed with wings made from feathers and wax and advised not to fly too close to the sun. The acrobatic troop will follow the story of Icarus as he disregards such advice, and falls from the sky with melted wings only to land in a strange universe. Tickets are still on sale to explore the magic of Varekai, which translates from the language of Romany’s universal wandering gypsies as “wherever.” –Brianna Spause
TRENDING IN PHILLY What’s happening this week in Philly from news and event coverage, to shows and restaurant openings. Based on Philly area: food, music, stores, etc. For breaking news and daily updates, follow The Temple News on Twitter @TheTempleNews.
LEGO SHIPS DOCK AT SEAPORT MUSEUM
SEPTA RENAMES STATION AFTER HOSPITAL
@NBCPhiladelphia tweeted on Sept. 4th that the world’s largest collection of Lego ships was coming to the Independence Seaport Museum this past weekend. The collection consisted of all different types of boats and ships up to six feet in length.
@CBSPhilly tweeted on Sept. 4th, that SEPTA sold naming rights to Thomas Jefferson Hospital. The Market East train station will now be called “Jefferson Station” for the next five years after sealing the $3.9 million dollar deal with the hospital.
TV SHOW ‘RESCUES’ SOUTH STREET BAR
RESTAURANT WEEK RETURNS TO PHILLY
@phillydotcomENT tweeted on Sept. 5 that Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” is back in Philadelphia. Jon Taffer is working to help restore hope for the owners of Lickety Spilt on South Street.
@Uwishunu tweeted on Sept. 6 that Center City Restaurant Week started on Sept. 7. The 100+ participating restaurants include The Capital Grille, Fogo de Chao and Ocean Prime.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
SEPTEMBER 15TH-19TH, 2014
Join Education Abroad & Overseas Campuses September 15th - 19th, 2014 for the 4th annual Study Abroad Week (SAW), a weeklong event dedicated to the study abroad opportunities at Temple!
Calendar of EVENTS 9:30 10:00 10:30
< Foundations of Study Abroad TUTTLEMAN 200
Temple in Spain TUTTLEMAN 200
12:30 1:00 1:30
Temple Japan TUTTLEMAN 200 Study Abroad in Australia & New Zealand TUTTLEMAN 300 Study Abroad in Latin America TUTTLEMAN 200
Where in the World Extravaganza & Scavenger Hunt BELL TOWER
Where in the World Extravaganza & Scavenger Hunt BELL TOWER
Study Abroad for Fox/ STHM Students SPEAKMAN 012
Study Abroad for Education Students SHIMADA RESOURCE CENTER RITTER ANNEX
Study Abroad for CLA Students 1810 LIACOURAS WALK SUITE 301
Study Abroad in Asia TUTTLEMAN 300
Financing Study Abroad TUTTLEMAN 200
Study Abroad for CST Students BARTON 108A
Temple Rome TUTTLEMAN 200
GoinGlobal (Hosted by the Career Center) MITTEN HALL 220
Study Abroad for CFA Students TUTTLEMAN 200
Study Abroad for University Studies Students 1810 LIACOURAS WALK SUITE 101
Financing Study Abroad TUTTLEMAN 200
International Opportunities Fair & Where in the World Scavenger Hunt BELL TOWER
Study Abroad for Honors Students TUTTLEMAN 200
Study Abroad for Architecture
Students ARCH BUILDING
TUTV Temple Experience Panel KAL & LUCILLE RUDMAN MEDIA PRODUCTION CENTER, ANNENBERG HALL RSVP Required
Study Abroad for Student Athletes BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITY, PEARSON 336A
Study Abroad in Europe TUTTLEMAN 300 Study abroad in Africa & the Middle East TUTTLEMAN 200
Study Abroad for SMC Students TUTTLEMAN 200
Scholarships Writing Workshop TUTTLEMAN 201 RSVP Required
Festa di Roma TYLER LOWER ATRIUM
Study Abroad Alumni: What are the Next Steps? 1810 LIACOURAS WALK CONFERENCE SUITE RSVP Required
Where in the World Extravaganza & Scavenger Hunt BELL TOWER SMC Study Away: Temple in London TUTTLEMAN 300
Study Abroad for Engineering Students DEAN’S SEMINAR ROOM, 3RD FLOOR ENGINEERING BUILDING
Study Abroad for DRS Students TUTTLEMAN 300
Where in the World Extravaganza & Scavenger Hunt BELL TOWER
Look for us around campus throughout the week hosting special events, leading information sessions and student panels, and sharing FREE breakfast, coffee, and soft pretzels. Enter our raffle for the chance to win a variety of prizes including a flight voucher; the more events you attend, the more chances to enter. Participate in our #WhereintheWorld Can Temple Take You? social media savenger hunt for even more chances to win. For more information and complete events details visit: temple.edu/studyabroad/SAW Join us: #TempleSAW14 #OwlsAreEverywhere #WhereintheWorld
Study Abroad for CHPSW Students TUTTLEMAN 200
Vira Heinz Scholarship Reception MORGAN HALL ROOM D301 RSVP Required
Fulbright U.S. Student Program TUTTLEMAN 200
5:30 6:00 6:30
Study Abroad for Student Athletes BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITY, PEARSON 336A
RAIN LOCATION FOR ALL OUTDOOR EVENTS: TUTTLEMAN LOBBY
Bring your complete raffle ticket to any Study Abroad Week event, and enter to win a free flight voucher! The more events you attend, the more chances you’ll have to win!
SMC Study Away: Summer Programs TUTTLEMAN 300
WEDNESDAY 9/17 Free Coffee & Breakfast BELL TOWER
PASSPORT DAY - 9AM-4:30PM RSVP REQUIRED
Kicking off a new football season Students braved 90 degree heat on Sept. 5 in support of the football team’s first home game against Navy. ALEXA BRICKER The Temple News Students and faculty members welcomed a lively Liacouras Walk this past Friday despite the afternoon’s soaring temperatures. The annual Cherry On Pep Rally, sponsored by Temple Athletics, began at 3:30 p.m. when the thermometer reached a balmy 92 degrees. The rally, which was held to kick off the start of the football season and wish the Owls luck in their first home game on Saturday against Navy, hosted a wide range of activities like an inflatable basketball net and cornhole. For those looking for something less physical, stands offering free Victoria’s Secret and Temple merchandise were also set up on the walk. In addition to the football team, the event highlighted other fall sports programs like women’s soccer. Despite the many attractions at the pep rally, one group drew the majority of the crowd’s attention: the Diamond Marching Band. “Our roommate is in the band so we are here to support her,” Catherin Holmes, a freshman nursing major said. “I also really love football so I figured I might as well come today.” Holmes, who was accompanied by her friend Lexy Singh, a freshman biology major, said they both planned attend Saturday’s game to support their friend as well. The marching band, which began their performance with 5 Seconds of Summer’s “She Looks So Perfect,” was also the attraction that drew junior Tyler Sewell to the pep rally. “I love hearing the marching band play,” the human resource management major said. “I really wish I could make it to the game [Saturday] to hear them, but I came today for [the marching band].” Sewell was not the only student who was disappointed that he was not able to make it to Saturday’s game but decided to participate in the rally to support his fellow Owls.
“I would definitely be going to the game if I didn’t have to work,” Frankie Gillen, a junior finance major said. Gillen also said that events like the pep rally on Friday are especially great for the free activities and food, which consisted of soft pretzels and fresh lemonade to help students beat the heat. As the band continued to play, the Diamond Gems and Cheerleading Squad both performed, alongside the occasional break-dancer encircled by cheering students. “It was so hot I could barely stand,” Jessica Walsh, a junior biology major said. “But I’m glad I came out to support the team. I think it was still well worth it.” * firstname.lastname@example.org T @Alexa_Bricker17
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ALEXA BRICKER TTN
Liacouras Walk was decked out in cherry and white on Sept. 5 to kick off the first football pep rally of the year.
COURTESY JOE LABOLITO
Hooter the Owl shows off his dance moves while the Diamond Marching Band performs 5 Seconds of Summer’s, “She Looks So Perfect,” at Friday’s Cherry On Pep Rally.
COURTESY JOE LABOLITO
Temple’s football team walks down Liacouras Walk while cheerleaders and the Diamond Gems cheer them on at the Cherry on Pep Rally on Sept. 5.
ALEXA BRICKER TTN
Temple cheerleaders rally the crowd in support of the football team’s first home game on Sept. 6.
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Alumni make international students feel at home TEMPALS PAGE 7 “The reason I was studying abroad was to experience culture, but I wasn’t involved in culture before,” Li said. “The TemPALS program was trying to help students to get rid of the strange feeling about a new country, a new culture and everything.” Brady said TemPALS pairs roughly 55 international students with 55 alumni every year and is open to all alumni and international students. The program hosts orientations for both students and alumni in the fall to address expectations of the program. Brady said matches are made when alumni and students share similar interests or educational backgrounds. A meet and greet is then held on Sept. 18, annually. Brady said students and alumni are highly encouraged to attend the homecoming football game in October, where they participate in what she and the International Student and Scholar Services call “Football 101.” “The Temple football coach and the players put [international students] in pads and helmets and make them run drills,” Brady said. “[Football] is such an American tradition. It’s not big in any other country.” Erika Clemons, associate director for Global Partnerships and Relations, works
in International Student Services and contributes frequently to the program. Clemons said the timing of the program is crucial. “It really helps [international students] through a tough time,” Clemons said. “The first couple weeks are hardest, so I think they really bond in the start because they are there through the transition.” Brady said many TemPALS and international students create bonds that last for years, like DeSio and Yang. DeSio said Yang, who now lives in Tennessee, emailed him as soon as he found out his wife was pregnant. “For me and my wife, it was a very good experience,” DeSio said. “They met our kids. They met our grandkids. We had 25 people over for Thanksgiving. That’s a normal Thanksgiving, but they had never experienced that. They’ve never had turkey.” Brady and DeSio both said the program is just as beneficial for alumni as it is international students. “Over the holidays they took us to Chinatown for food that I would never order,” DeSio said. “We tried a lot of interesting things to say the least. It’s really a good experience to get to know people from another country. How many people
can you say you know from China?” The program, which was previously only open to senior citizen alumni, opened up to all alumni last year. “I think we simply felt that the older alumni would have a repertoire of life experience, and perhaps more time on their hands,” Brady said. “That’s probably true; however, many of us have discovered and learned that international students do have difficulty making friends.” “So we said, ‘Let’s open it up to all alumni,’” Brady said. “I don’t know why we didn’t think of it sooner, but it’s really wonderful. You have somebody that shares the generation with you.” In the future, Brady said she wants to offer all students the opportunity to participate in TemPALS. Li said he wants awareness of the program to spread. “I really do think this is a program that not all the international students utilize well,” he said. “I think more international freshman should be involved with this program. This is just another way to get involved with America and find your American family.” * email@example.com T @ClaireSasko
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Bill DeSio (right), with Yang and his wife, Xueli Huang, on their wedding day.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
“How do you feel about
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the broadening of the Temple Police patrol area?
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though people who surrounded her constantly doubted her ability to succeed given her situation. “When I became a teen parent, people all around me did not believe in me, let alone believe in college or studying away two times,” Durrant said. “People didn’t expect that.” KARLINA JONES Durrant has remained a full-time The Temple News student and is able to work to provide for her daughter at the same time. She Janice Durrant expected to see said that while in South Africa, she an entirely different world when she was asked twice to speak at women’s studied in South Africa last summer. rights lectures at local schools. Instead, she saw problems similar to “When they heard I was a workher own. ing teen mom they Durrant, a senior instantly asked me to communication studspeak," Durrant said. ies major, was among “Talking to these 11 other students from young South Africans, the School of Media they were instantly and Communication motivated and conwho spent a month in nected with me on my South Africa researchwebsite and social meing culture and various dia.” topics including race, Janice Durrant / senior Durrant believes feminism and teen that while some peopregnancy. ple strongly emphaAs a young mothsize the prevention of er herself, Durrant said that the issue teen pregnancy, there is still a lack of of teen pregnancy is of the utmost help for young women who are alimportance to her. During her time in ready exposed to motherhood. South Africa, she said she was able “There are programs that give out to connect with a set of 15-year-old condoms and pills, but we don’t have twins that were both pregnant. enough programs helping ladies that “These girls dropped out in ninth are already exposed to parenting,” grade, and when I spoke to them they Durrant said. “I think we need more were still dropouts,” Durrant said. organizations to help young ladies “We talked about what they need to who cross the line into becoming an do, and that they need to go back to adult by giving birth.” school.” Nichelle Brunner, another stuDurrant said teen pregnancy is dent who studied abroad, was also an issue she believes is not addressed interested in researching issues that enough in both South Africa and women face in South Africa. America. “Violence against women is a “When a young lady has a child, huge issue,” Brunner said. “As a fempeople automatically count [her] inist, I definitely wanted to highlight out,” Durrant said. “As a young pernot only issues in America, but issues son being pregnant, you are instantly abroad, so I feel like it gave me the counted out from achieving different glow of perspective of how women things.” are treated in South Africa.” Durrant said it was challenging Brunner said she also highlighted to be a young mother trying to go issues that connected to teen pregto school or work when she felt as
young lady has a child, people automatically count [her] out.
nancy: women's rights and child marriages. “Parents do arrange marriages so their children can be financially dependent so the girl doesn’t have the opportunity to go to school,” Brunner said. “They can’t do what we do – do fun teenager things.” Both women said the trip affected them immensely and changed their perceptions of the country. Durrant said it was easy to make connections between America and South Africa, despite many stereotypes. “We group Africa together as a continent, not realizing there are so many cultures within the continent of Africa as well as all of the different countries and I feel like people should realize that,” Brunner said. “Everyone was asking me about jungles when I stayed in the city.” “I saw no jungles whatsoever, except my one safari trip,” Brunner said. “People have a perception on how Africa is but once you go over there, you realize a lot of them are just like us [Americans]. They have problems just like us.” Durrant said the way that the American media often portrays Africa does not help the situation. “A lot of people go to South Africa to highlight negativities like, ‘These kids are hungry,’ but nobody says, ‘You might need help in this area and I’m coming in, not to save you but just to help,’” Durrant said. Durrant also said that not only was the trip about helping the South Africans that she met, but learning from their culture and growing as an individual herself. “When you go out and adopt other cultures, I think it makes me a better professional, person and mother,” Durrant said. “I went in as a reporter and came out as a big sister." * firstname.lastname@example.org
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Today, Student Activities is hosting a creativity workshop. Amy Climer from Climer Consulting, a community development, leadership and creativity consulting company, will run the event. The workshop, “Clarify, Ideate, Develop and Implement,” will show how to improve organizations and student life around Temple’s campus. This event runs from 4 -7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served. Space is limited to 40 people and requires registration. Students can register for the workshop on the Student Activities website. The workshop will be located in room 217AB in the Student Center. –Rachel Style
DISTINGUISHED GUEST LECTURER SERIES
Scott Grieco, the president of Middle Market Insurance at The Hanover Insurance Group, will host a guest lecture series at Temple. The series will take place on Sept. 10 between noon to 12:50 p.m. Possible topics for the lecture include career prospects, important skills needed and common occurrences in the workplace. Gamma Iota Sigma is sponsoring the event. It will take place in Alter Hall A031 on Main Campus. –Rachel Style
The Career Center is hosting a resume writing workshop on Sept. 10 to help students improve their resumes for possible internship or job opportunities. The workshop will help students looking to improve their chances for attaining a job or internship or to simply improve one aspect of their writing skills, and will run from 10-10:50 a.m. It will take place in the Kiva Auditorium on Main Campus and is open to everyone. Students attending the workshop should bring a copy of their resumes with them. –Rachel Style
STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR
Student Activities will host the Student Organization Fair Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Student Activities boasts more than 300 registered student organizations and many will be at the Bell Tower answering questions and recruiting new members. In the event of rain, the fair will be moved to Mitten Hall Great Court. Check @TUActivities for the official announcement on location. –Jessica Smith
KEEP OFF THE GRASS
The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies is presenting a series of discussions on aspects of language and culture not typically discussed in class. The first one-hour talk, “’Keep off the Grass!’: Language, Culture and ‘Signs of Warning’ Encountered Around Tokyo,” will be held Wednesday in Room 821 of Anderson Hall from noon to 1 p.m. Admission is free and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch to the discussion. –Jessica Smith
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LEADERSHIP MOVIE NIGHT
The Office of Leadership Development is hosting a free movie night at The Reel Wednesday night from 5-8 p.m. The movie is “Divergent” and Diamond Leaders will be facilitating a discussion after the movie to discuss and explore the ideas of leadership. Free popcorn will be provided for attendees. No registration is required. –Jessica Smith
‘LET’S GET COOKING’
Student Health Services will present a kitchen class on Thursday from 3-4 p.m. in the Student Health Services office on the fourth floor of 1810 Liacouras Walk. This class will teach the basics of cooking and how to make healthy meals part of your everyday routine. Food samples and recipes will be given. This class is open exclusively to students. Participants must email Lori Lorditch with their name and class date to register. –Jessica Smith
DIGITAL FILM FRIDAY
Temple University Libraries will kick off their Digital Film Fridays this Friday at noon in Paley Library Lecture Hall with “Tron.” This semester’s selections will focus on digital gaming. Screenings take place once per month and are co-sponsored by the students of the Gamer’s Guild. This event is open to all but operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. Popcorn will be provided for attendees. –Jessica Smith
Campus Recreation is hosting a “Net Night,” on Fridays, weekly until Nov. 14. Students are welcome to come to the third floor of Pearson Hall, starting at 7 p.m. to play volleyball, badminton and table-tennis. There is no registration required. –Alexa Bricker
URBAN BICYCLE RIDING
Students participate in Bosu, a new fitness class offered by Campus Recreation this fall.
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Student opens the door for fellow comedians COMEDY PAGE 7 The comedy show is not only exclusive to student performers – local professionals also come out for the event, which Grubard said “ensures a quality comedy show.” Nelson said he saw Grubard’s idea for a comedy night as a “unique opportunity to stand out” among all the bars surrounding campus. Nelson said that as word spreads around Main Campus about Masters, he hopes that the comedy show will become a huge success. “There’s a big pool of comedians,” Nelson said. “We’re looking for a large, full-capacity crowd. We want to give students something different than just drinking at the bar.” President of TU Comedy Nathaniel Margolis performed at the most recent show. “I didn’t do as well as I wanted, but it was fun being there,” Margolis said, laughing. “I went first and it seemed like [the audience] was afraid to laugh. Either that or I was just bad.” Margolis said that after a while the audience warmed up and were reacting positively to the comedians as they came up. Though Margolis was not initially scheduled to perform, a guest spot became available while he was helping Grubard promote the show, allowing him to take the stage. “It’s fun getting mic time,” Margolis said. “If I could do this in 20 years and get paid doing it, I’d be happy.”
Urban Riding Basics is a course designed to teach Temple students and faculty how to safely ride a bicycle in the city. The event takes place on Friday between noon to 1 p.m. The course will delve into bicycle safety and rules of bike riding. Bike Temple, Temple Office of Sustainability and Campus Safety sponsor the lessons. It is located in room 405 in Alter Hall. There is no fee for the course. –Rachel Style
‘SWIM INTO SHAPE’
Campus recreation is sponsoring a program called “Swim Into Shape,” at Pearson Pool 30. The event runs every Monday from Sept. 8 to Oct. 27, between 7-11 a.m. There is no minimum or maximum amount of laps that need to be swum in a specific day. Students must have valid ID to enter the pool. Students who swim a total of 20 miles by the end of the semester will receive a Campus Recreation prize. -Rachel Style
Temple’s Education Abroad program is sponsoring a contest called “#WhereInTheWorld Can Temple Take You?” as part of study abroad week. Starting on Sept. 16 from noon to 1 p.m., students can stop by the Bell Tower for free food, a photo booth and a photo scavenger hunt. There will be student groups speaking about various study abroad programs. –Alexa Bricker
FREE COFFEE AND BREAKFAST
Free coffee and breakfast will be given out to students as part of Study Abroad Week, sponsored by Temple’s Education Abroad program. Starting on Sept. 15, students can stop by the Bell Tower from 9-10 a.m. and learn about the different opportunities the program offers. –Alexa Bricker
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Masters Bar & Restaurant is hosting an ongoing comedy show that will feature Temple students.
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Boston event highlights fall schedule ROWING
Conor Murphy said while the team was cleaning out the tents they found out about their new role. “It’s a lot of responsibility but it’s great,” Murphy said. “We want to get back to where we were. The program hasn’t been doing as well as it has in the past few years, especially last year.” The new captains look to begin their duties when the season officially begins on Sept. 15. -Danielle Nelson
ROWING RELEASES SCHEDULE
Temple’s first dose of in-season competition will pit the rowing team against a few familiar foes when the program opens up its fall season at the Philadelphia-hosted Navy Day Regatta on Oct 11. The Owls will compete against Drexel and St. Joseph’s, and other tri-state opposition like Lehigh and Bucknell on the Schuylkill. Temple learned last week that they were selected through a lottery system to send three boats to the Head of the Charles Regatta, the largest twoday regatta in the world. Along with its esteemed rowing competitions, coach Rebecca Grzybowski said the regatta is filled with a lot of excitement. “Everybody comes back,” Grzybowski said. “You have alumni racing a lot of the times. Even people who aren’t racing will come back to root for their team. It’s just two days in Boston of constant boat racing and reunions and rowing wonderfulness. It’s just so much fun.” Temple will head up to Boston to compete in the fall rowing festival on Oct. 18-19. Only a select few will compete at the Head of the Charles, where the Owls will face the likes of rowing powerhouses Stanford and Princeton, along with city opponents Drexel, Philadelphia University, the University of Pennsylvania and regional foe Delaware. A week later, the Owls will close out their fall season. Temple will compete in a two-day race at the Head of Schuylkill Regatta against schools from Philadelphia, the Northeast and the Midwest. While there are collegiate races, there will also be juniors and masters races on the Schuylkill those two days. The team will not start mandatory practice until Sept. 20 because of the NCAA training rules, but until then some members of the team have been doing voluntary practices ahead of the season opener in October. -Danielle Nelson
CREW ALUMNUS SET TO JOIN TEAM AS ASSISTANT COACH
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The rowing team will face Drexel, St. Joseph’s, Lehigh and Bucknell this fall on the Schuylkill.
ICE HOCKEY ICE HOCKEY ROSTER UNVEILED
Temple ice hockey coach Ryan Frain released the team’s final roster Tuesday night. Frain is keeping 26 active players on his team and is grooming four redshirts for next season. The squad will return 19 players from last year’s team, while it will feature 15 juniors and seniors. Seven new names are set to join the team this season, but the two that stand out early are freshmen forwards Devon Thomas and Eric Graham. Thomas worked hard during tryouts and scored two goals on the final night of the three-day trial, while Graham also netted a pair of goals in the tryout finale and had another ricochet off the post. The team based its selection off a three-day tryout period, held in late August. -Stephen Godwin Jr.
VOLLEYBALL IACOBINI INJURED
Temple senior middle blocker Jennifer Iacobini injured her ankle near the end of the fifth set in a 3-2 win against Princeton Saturday. Owls coach Bakeer Ganes said the injury does not appear to be serious, and that she is expected to recover shortly. -Andrew Parent
CREW CREW TEAM NAMES CAPTAINS
The crew team recently selected its newest team captains. Seniors Conor Murphy, Patrick Woodruff and Joshua Kuzo were selected by members of last year’s team, including the two lone seniors who have graduated.
With the season just a few weeks away, the crew team has added a new member to its coaching staff. Temple crew alum, Patrick Curran, will join the program as its new graduate assistant. Curran will be working with the novice group, rowers who have just joined the team, as he looks to fine tune their rowing skills. Curran rowed with the program from 2006-10 with the varsity eight boat throughout his four-year collegiate career. While he did not win the Dad Vail Regatta during his athletic tenure, Curran rowed in the boat that won the Knecht Cup and Murray Cup among others. Four years later, Curran said he returned to Temple hoping to get the program “back on top where it usually was.” While working out with the team, Curran will be studying physical therapy. -Danielle Nelson
FOOTBALL KATZ GIVEN ‘TOUGH GUY’ JERSEY
Along with the football team’s wearing “Lew” patches on its helmets this season, Temple honored the late trustee by presenting Katz’s son, Drew Katz, with a framed jersey donning the No. 1 on the back during halftime of the Owls’ loss to Navy Saturday. -Andrew Parent
O’Donnell aims to expand rowing recruiting efforts O’DONNELL PAGE 1 fits well with the people we the women’s under-23 lighthave on our team. So that was weight team, while O’Donnell important to me, but on the flip coached the junior women’s side so that [O’Donnell] knows single sculls. what she is walking into.” “I think it was great beBorn and raised in upstate cause it was like an extended New York, O’Donnell said interview for Alyssa,” Grzyshe found her love for row- bowski said. “I got to see Alysing at an early age. In middle sa hands-on. I got to see Alyssa school, O’Donnell first learned before she applied for the job, the basics of rowing, and she which was great. So to be able said it took time to learn the to see how she interact with her techniques of the stroke. But athletes, how much she cares O’Donnell continued to build about them, how dedicated she on it all throughout high school is, even her coaching style on at Saratoga Rowing Associa- the water at practice, her orgation. nization, her competitive drive. O’Donnell decided to ex- All of it was great.” pand on rowing experience O’Donnell brought her when she decided to become a junior women’s team to a member of Nova Southeastern fifth-place finish at the Royal University’s diCanadian Henvision II rowing ley Regatta this program in Fort summer. Lauderdale, For the past Florida. two seasons, At Nova O’Donnell spent Southeastern, much of her time O’Donnell beon Grand River gan reeling in in Allendale, accolades like Michigan, where making the she served as the Sunshine State assistant coach All-Conference at one of the naTeam in 2010 tion’s premier and 2011, winwomen’s rowing ning Female Alyssa O’Donnell / assistant coach club programs Athlete of the in Grand Valley Year in 2011 State University, and winning the Sunshine State while she earned her masters in Conference title in 2011 and communications. 2012. In 2011, she stroked the While there, O’Donnell Sharks to a fourth-place finish won numerous medals. During at the NCAA national champi- the 2013-14 season, she helped onships. to lead the women to a gold It was during her collegiate medal performance in the collecareer in which O’Donnell de- giate eight event at the Head of cided she wanted try coaching. the Charles, the latest two-day This past summer, the New rowing event in the world, in York State native coached at Boston. O’Donnell coached the the Vesper’s Boat Club pro- first and second variety eight gram, where Grzybowski also boat to bronze at the Dad Vail coached. Grzybowski coached Regatta later that season.
“I have a lot of
responsibility with recruiting. I will definitely be out traveling looking at high school programs.
After spending much of her career in club and Division II rowing, O’Donnell said she walks onto Main Campus with a desire to learn more about the NCAA and Division I coaching. O’Donnell’s title at Temple is the assistant coach but also the recruiting coordinator. “I have a lot of responsibility with recruiting,” O’Donnell said. “I will definitely be out traveling looking at high school programs and taking the first steps in finding the next great talent in Philadelphia and in the Northeast – New York, New Jersey and Boston. Just finding the talent and bringing them to Temple, and bringing the program to national success because that is where we want to go.” She will replace former assistant coach Brian DeDominici on the staff, as he stepped down last May. O’Donnell now accompanies Grzybowski, graduate assistant Taylor Wasserleben and several other volunteers. Having spent about two weeks with the program, O’Donnell said she is looking forward to getting to know the team on an individual basis. “They are a very bonded group,” O’Donnell said. “Every time I see one of them I see two or three of them. They have a friendship that is real evident. They know what our goals are and they know that we need to be hitting them. I know they are eager to get on the water and start some races. * email@example.com T @Dan_Nels
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Sophomore midfielder Taylor Matsinger slide tackles Drexel defender Heidie Gspurning.
Owls hot start breaks record SOCCER PAGE 22 Owls’ success in these contests is their improved “Being 5-0 now this is kind of tough,” Kirk strength and conditioning which continues to said. “Everyone wants to beat us. Everyone wants stand out late in games. to ruin our season, ruin our day.” O’Connor said strength and conditioning While the team knows that there is still work coach Sam Whitney has been a major reason for left to do, they are excited about the effects that this. O’Connor also sees their winning will have in UP NEXT a change in the mindset the future for Temple womof his players playing a Cornell University Tournament en’s soccer. Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. big role in their winning Kerkhoff, who had two ways, which he also creddiving saves in the final minits to Whitney. utes of the Drexel game, has been blown away by “As much as Sam is our strength and condi- the response to the Owls’ strong start. tioning coach, he’s been working on the psychol“We’ve made a name for ourselves. People ogy of the girls as well,” O’Connor said. “Get- underestimated us,” Kerkhoff said. “People wrote ting them to change their attitude from last year us off. We are definitely putting ourselves on the where they felt inferior to this year now they feel map. At our school we’re being recognized and equal if not better than all the teams they play,” we’ve never had that either. We’re getting the reO’Connor said. spect that we deserve. I just want this to carry on Being 5-0 and regionally ranked is unmarked for years to come.” territory for the Owls. O’Connor said he feels the The game against Drexel highlighted some character of his team will make sure that the suc- of the major differences in this year’s team comcess will not cloud their focus. The team will con- pared to past seasons. tinue to have a game by game approach as they “We have so many goal scorers on this team. prepare for their opponents. It is great to see a wide range of peope scoring,” “It’s a cool bunch of girls. They’re very cool, Kerkoff said. relaxed,” O’Connor said. “We don’t let them get to high about it. Right now we’re onto the next * firstname.lastname@example.org game. That’s all they’re thinking about.” Kirk feels the transition from underdog will present its challenges, as their record garners more attention.
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Sophomore quarterback P.J. Walker averaged 8.3 yards per pass on Saturday, which ranked 104th out of 114 Division I quarterbacks. Walker completed 59 percent of his passes.
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Walker, offense miss opportunities early OFFENSE PAGE 22 a steep cost, keeping Temple very It went for naught, though, when much in a game that looked one-sided four consecutive rushes yielded a on paper. turnover on downs. Overall, Temple Yet, by the nummustered 81 yards of bers, Temple’s offense offense in the first quarlacked the scoring ter en route to the slow punch when necessary start. in a game in which it As the game drew needed to keep pace on, Temple’s lack of with Navy’s potent tria vertical game began ple-option scheme. to show. Twenty-two A fumble on of Walker’s 29 comNavy’s 20-yard line pleted passes yielded forced by Temple gains of nine yards or P.J. Walker / quarterback sophomore safety Jiless. One of his longer haad Pretlow set up completions, a 13-yard Temple on the cusp of touchdown pass to Jalen the red zone early in the second quar- Fitzpatrick, came off a wide receiver ter, when the team trailed by 10 points. bubble screen thrown to Fitzpatrick on
is clicking, we’re just clicking late. We have to start clicking.
the line of scrimmage. There were missed opportuni“[The Midshipmen] play deep ties on offense, though, in which the Quarter [coverage] and Cover 2, and quarterback was not at fault. Walker, they drop their linebackers back, and for instance, zipped a pass on 2ndtake all vertical routes away,” Rhule and-goal from Navy’s 10-yard line that said. “They try to slipped right through UP NEXT make you force balls the hands of redOwls vs. Delaware St. shirt junior tight end into coverage, and they Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. make you check the Saledeem Major in the ball down.” end zone toward the Overall, Walker averaged 8.3 end of the third quarter. yards per pass completion on Saturday, “We didn’t catch the ball well and his average of 8.6 ranks No. 104 [Saturday],” Fitzpatrick, a senior, said. out of 114 eligible Division I quarter- “We had a couple drops and we have backs in yards per completion. to start the game better. We left our deWalker’s 59-percent pass comple- fense hanging in the first half a little bit, tion largely dwarfed that of his 68-per- and you can’t do that against Navy.” cent performance in the Owls’ 30-point Walker amassed 123 of his 240 victory at Vanderbilt on Aug. 28. passing yards in the final quarter alone
in two high-yardage drives. Though the Owls picked up some life and 152 yards on two desperation drives in the fourth quarter, it wasn’t enough to overcome a sluggish start and a 17-point thirdquarter deficit. “[The offense] is clicking, but we’re just clicking late,” Walker said. “We have to start clicking. In practice this week, we’re going to get plays downfield early. Hopefully we’ll get things going early.” * email@example.com ( 215.204. 9537 T @daParent93
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said. “With a team like this you know they’re going to get yards and you have to take it one snap at a time.” Regardless of the preparation, the Owls allowed a slew of yards, including a 173-yard showing from Navy junior quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who singlehandedly out-rushed the entire Temple offense. The Owls bit on a Navy hard snapcount, resulting in the Midshipmen adjusting to Temple’s called schemes. Matakevich claims that played a big part in the offensive exploitation of the defensive game plan. “We probably shouldn’t have showed [our schemes] so early,” Matakevich said. “We were trying to anticipate [them]. They were definitely making changes off of us.” “Once they see what type of pressure you might be bringing or what defense you’re in they make the checks, too,” he added. Even with Navy’s overpowering running game, the Owls were in a close game, forcing three turnovers, one for a touchdown off a fumble recovery from sophomore defensive lineman Sharif Finch. The Owls found themselves within a touchdown, deep in Navy territory in the game’s final seconds, but failed to score before time ran out. Walker, instead of throwing the ball down the field for a first down in order to save time, ran the ball twice in the final 15 seconds of the game. The Owls, who used all three of their second half timeouts in the third quarter, sorely missed the ability to stop the clock on their final drive.
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After a Walker scramble for six yards that didn’t stop the clock, the Owls got off one final snap for a Hail Mary pass. After not finding anyone open, Walker decided to take off and run,
needing to make it 24 yards to the end zone, a decision that ended the game. “Those two plays were critical mistakes, “Rhule said. “The quarterback’s got to throw it up. … For us not to throw that ball up into the end zone
was disappointing.” Rhule doesn’t believe the team’s performance was where they expect themselves to be. “That was not the way we want to play,” Rhule said. “It wasn’t crisp,
it wasn’t clean, it wasn’t physical enough.” * firstname.lastname@example.org ( 215.204. 9537 T @ejsmitty17
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wins against Northeastern, the University of Massachusetts and Rutgers, before getting shut out by Duke 3-0 on Sunday. So far, Temple’s defense has risen to the occasion after losing one of its anchors in Molly Doyle at the end of last season. “It’s hard losing her,” Steinman said. “But I think we were able to fill those gaps, and on the defense we definitely stepped up.” “All of our seniors, they’re always such big impacts,” the co-captain added. “They always give it their all in their last year, and Molly was such an amazing player and leader that it was awesome to have her in the middle.” “But moving on now, we have new seniors and they’re all stepping up, so are our underclassmen. We just have so many more people stepping up this year and filling in those gaps.” While Temple lost Doyle, who was on a 2013 squad that held opponents to 1.60 goals per game, as a player, she was still able to remain a part of the team, being brought in as a volunteer coach while preparing to go into law school. “All the help we can get is great,” Steinman said. “Molly knows our system so well, and her graduating and her playing last year, she just knows how the defense should work.” Moving from the field to the sidelines also has Doyle seeing the team from a new perspective. “I’m definitely looking through a more analytical and critical eye,” Doyle said. “Things I would never really focus on because I was trying to improve my own game.” “It’s phenomenal,” Deck said. “As good a player as she is, I think she is even better as a coach. “She really knows the style, the formations. She knows how to be a strong definitive person, telling you where you need to be and why you need to be there.” Deck added that having Doyle as a coach is also helping Shronk become more of a leader at center. “It’s really helping [Taylor] learn how to be like that,” Deck said. “More demanding, expect more out of your teammates, which is going to make us better.” “I mean it’s big shoes to fill with the seniors last year as the starting center to play there,” Shronk said. “It’s definitely a big step up.” While Temple enjoyed a successful run last year, it struggled against teams that roll out fast-paced offenses like Maryland and the University of Connecticut, squads that are no strangers to the Top 10 rankings. “[Steinman, Shronk and Deck are] going to be a really integral part of shutting those teams out, and I think they’ll definitely have a few really good games,” Doyle said. “I think they really know and recognize those good teams, and when they have to step up defensively,” she added. “So I think they’ll have no problem with those teams that we struggled with last year.” They’re going to have to step up, as the Owls won’t be able to avoid those types of teams. “We have a lot of great opponents on our schedule,” coach Amanda Janney said. “They’re going to get tested with those Top 10 teams.” * email@example.com T @itssnick215
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MacWilliams holding on to five keepers David MacWilliams has confidence in all five of his goalies. STEVE BOHNEL The Temple News David MacWilliams carries five goalies on his roster, all of whom he believes are capable of stepping in. Dan Scheck, Bobby Rosato, Patrick Lestingi, Alex Cagle, and Joseph Melong all play under MacWilliams, who insists that all five of them would be fine starters for his squad. “All of them have to be quality shot-stoppers, and I think they all are,” MacWilliams said. “Quality keepers are something you can never have enough of, and I think it’s tough because teams can rarely have one quality keeper, and we’re fortunate that we’ve got five. I think any one of these kids could go anywhere else and start for a lot of teams.” Scheck, a senior and the preseason American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, has the starting job. MacWilliams said Rosato would most likely be the backup, due to his experience as the Owls’ starter during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In theory, having five players all fighting for the starting job could make for a harsh relationship, but that’s not the main focus for any of the players, Rosato said. “It’s pushing the next guy to be better,” Rosato, a redshirt senior, said. “[I’m] looking to push Scheck, looking to push the younger guys too. It’s all
Dan Scheck leads the deep group of goalies as the team’s starters since 2013.
about improving all five of us at stay sharp and could step in any time. the same time.” However, Melong, a freshLestingi, a junior, said he man, said goalies may know thinks the large amount of time each other’s limits better than the group spends together inthe coaches themselves. season and during the offseason “It’s definitely good havleads to bolstered chemistry on ing five goalkeepers, especially and off the field. for drill purposes,” Melong “I feel like we have a pretty said. “Then you can push each strong bond together,” Lestingi other, because if the coach isn’t said. “We’re together every day involved and he for at least half an doesn’t know UP NEXT hour, 45 minhow tired you utes alone, [so] Owls at. Duke may be, you I feel we’re all Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. know the exconnected pretty tent to how much you can push well.” each other.” During that practice time, it Melong added that because can be hard for all five goalies four other guys know each reto see enough repetitions durspective drill, each one of them ing practice. But MacWilliams know the fine line between said goalkeeping coach Evan when an exercise is getting the Prybutok works with every one most out of an individual and of his keepers to ensure they
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when one becomes too much work to be beneficial. Another young keeper on MacWilliams’ squad, redshirt freshman Cagle, will compete with Lestingi and Melong for the starting job next year. Scheck and Rosato are competing in their final year with the program. That’s not to say that Scheck had the position locked up from the start this season, either. The Sayville, New York native said he had to fight for his spot like any of the other four guys. “Going into practices and even preseason, no one was guaranteed anything,” Scheck said. “We’ve all had to work for our spots, and overall I think it’s good for us, and it’s a lot of competitiveness out there.”
Still, there will be a battle to replace Scheck next season. Cagle, who is the tallest keeper for Temple at 6-foot-3-inches, said there are advantages and disadvantages to having that extra height. “I’m kind of at that upper limit being 6-[foot]-3-[inches],” Cagle said. “It’s kind of hard to get anything that’s down low … but it definitely helps in the air on crosses, and going up against taller forwards. Overall I think it’s an advantage.” Lestingi said that the competition next season will be tough due to Cagle and Melong being “great goalies,” but he hopes to win the starting job come August 2015. Melong has the added benefit of having played with sophomore defender Robert Sagel for two years in high school. “The chemistry [Sagel] and I have together, I feel, is closer than anyone else on the team,” Melong said. “It’s definitely a different style of play … but it’s obviously good to have someone you grew up playing with.” MacWilliams ultimately linked the chemistry between his guys to an important unit from another sport. “It’s almost like an offensive line [in football], where they go out together and do things together,” MacWilliams said. “[My goalies] are pretty tight, they like one another. There’s no animosity, they push one another, they all work hard and are all good guys. * firstname.lastname@example.org T @SteveSportsGuy1
player spotlight | caroline grattan
For Grattan, offseason training regimen pays off Caroline Grattan has helped the Owls get off to a hot start. GREG FRANK The Temple News Caroline Grattan acted like she’s been here before. Grattan has been happy with her play early on this season, along with the team’s six straight wins to open the season. The sophomore right side hitter was named to the AllTournament team Aug. 31 at the Syracuse Invitational, and has led the team in kills in five of Temple’s six matches. “Being here for summer really was able to mentally prepare us,” Grattan said. With Elyse Burkert and Gabby Matautia, the team’s two most productive players a year ago having graduated after last season, Temple has an inexperienced roster looking for leadership. Including transfers Kayla Yingling and Halle McCullough, 11 of the Owls’ 16 players on the roster have been with the program one year or less. But, while only being a sophomore, Grattan said she feels she can be a leader on the team. “I think on the court it’s really easy for me to demonstrate leadership,” Grattan said. “The amount of playing time that I’m getting and the amount of points add to the amount of responsibility I have.” Coach Bakeer Ganes said Grattan is an experienced sophomore and has confidence she can be a leader for the team. “I think the good thing for [Grattan] was that she was exposed to some playing minutes last year as a freshman and that really helped her to mature,” Ganes said. “She certainly made her share of mistakes but that was OK. The main thing
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Caroline Grattan was named to the Syracuse Invitational All-Tournament team in late August.
for her was she got the opportunity to play and grow as a player.” Grattan’s calm demeanor on the court has shown as evi-
dence that she’s willing to step up and play above her age. Ganes said he wanted to convey this message to her for her to realize it’s important to play
loosely and in control. “The main message was just to relax and be herself and let the game come to her,” Ganes said.
Another player on the roster that has helped Grattan succeed early on this year has been sophomore middle blocker Kirsten Overton. Overton was named the tournament MVP at the Syracuse Invitational and feels her play, along with Grattan’s, has exceeded that of her sophomore status. “We’re mature for our age,” Overton said. “We worked really hard this summer, the whole team, but me and Caroline tried really hard to keep our starting positions.” Overton also noticed that it helps having someone her age playing a similar role in the team’s early success. “I love playing with [Grattan],” Overton said. “I feel like we both hold each other responsible for scoring points and keeping in rallies and I kind of depend on her a lot and it’s good that we hold each other responsible.” While Grattan is enjoying her early success, the team’s success is at the forefront of her concerns. “Like we were talking about last year you can’t play with one person on the court,” Grattan said. “[Matautia] was a great example of that we did really successfully whenever we had one go to player but I think even if I’m playing well the entire team needs to step up as well.” Winning both of the team’s tournaments to open the year has Grattan confident that the players around her will continue to show up ready to play. “Both weekends were really good indicators that we’ll do well in the future,” Grattan said. Temple will next be on the court this weekend in New York for the two-day Long Island University-Brooklyn Invitational. * email@example.com T @G_Frank6
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ROWING SCHEDULE RELEASED
Men’s soccer coach David MacWilliams features five goalies on his current roster. MacWilliams believes all of them are capable of stepping in. PAGE 21
The rowing and hockey teams released their schedules, crew named team captains, other news and notes. PAGE 19
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navy 31 | temple 24
Walker, offense sluggish at start After stumbling out of the gate, the offense fell behind. ANDREW PARENT Assistant Sports Editor
Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds rushed for 173 yards, 22 yards more than the entire Owls offense on Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Navy offense outmatches Owls The Owls’ defense allowed 487 rushing yards in a 3124 loss to the Midshipmen. EJ SMITH Sports Editor
att Rhule is getting tired of losing. “We’re beyond the point of where it’s OK to lose,” the second-year coach said after a 31-24 loss to Navy on Saturday afternoon, “That was last year. It’s time to win.” Since 2000, the Owls have allowed more than 400 rushing yards to two teams – Army in 2012 and Navy on Sat-
urday. Rushing for Temple’s highest total rushing yards allowed dating back 14 years, Navy’s 487 yards on the ground played a critical role in the loss. The 487 rushing yards on Saturday were nearly 200 yards more than the Owls’ total rushing yards during their first two games. The Midshipmen heavily relied on the running game, accounting for 94.2 percent of their total offensive yards. The run proved successful for Navy, as the Owls did not force their counterparts to punt until early in the fourth quarter. Rhule said Navy’s discipline is a model for where his team needs to be. “There’s no finer team to teach you [discipline] than that team,” Rhule said.
“Everyone on that team does their job and executes. We’re just kind of in that process.” Players said the defense knew Navy’s triple-option game plan from the beginning. Weeks of preparation ensured that each player understood his responsibilities against Navy’s offensive scheme. Despite the preparation, once facing the Midshipmen offense, the Owls failed to contain Navy’s multiple threats on the ground. “[Defending Navy’s offense] is kind of tough, but we’ve prepared for it all camp and all last week,” redshirt junior Nate D. Smith said. “[We] just didn’t get to the ball fast enough. We didn’t get off our blocks fast enough.”
In order to combat the various possibilities that each option play could result in, each member of Temple’s defense was required to maintain discipline and focus on their responsibilities. “We just had to play assignment football,” junior linebacker Tyler Matakevich said. “If you’ve got the dive, you tackle the dive, if you’ve got the quarterback, you play quarterback and if you have pitch you’ve got pitch.” However, the Owls struggled to consistently execute their individual assignments when presented the task of anticipating the different plays Navy threw at them. “[Today] was 100 percent on us just not doing our assignments,” Matakevich
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While Navy torched Temple’s defense for 487 rushing yards, Temple countered with its screen-heavy spread offense. Saturday’s final box score, following Navy’s 31-24 victory, told a telling result. The Owls compiled 156 rushing yards and 396 total yards of offense compared to Navy’s 487 and 517, respectively. The Midshipmen had 63 carries, which nearly doubled that of Temple’s 34 rushing attempts. Navy’s ground game more than tripled Temple’s total of 156 total yards rushing. The Midshipmen had 30 yards passing, but featured seven players post rushing totals of 40 yards or more. Behind Reynolds’ blistering rushing total, Navy’s Noah Copeland and Chris Swain totaled 84 and 70 yards on the ground, respectively. Temple’s leading rusher, sophomore quarterback P.J. Walker, had 71. Moreover, Walker completed 59 percent of his passes (29-of-49), posted a passer efficiency rating of 55.1 and threw an interception along with his two touchdown passes. While the Midshipmen consistently pounded Temple’s defense in the rushing column, their three fumbles lost proved
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O’Connor, Owls break team record with streak New starters offer different mindset
The team made history with its undefeated start. OWEN MCCUE The Temple News Coach Seamus O’Connor’s team had high expectations this season to put his program on the map. However, its fastest start in school history was something not even the players had expected of themselves. “It wasn’t something we even dreamed about, going 5-0,” O’Connor said. After a 4-0 start last season, which was the best start in the program’s history at the time, the Owls struggled down the stretch ending with a 6-12-1 record. Going into their second season in the American Athletic Conference, O’Connor and his team felt they had improved and were confident in their ability to compete. “You get the feeling that you’re going to be successful like the first practice,” junior goalkeeper Shauni Kerkhoff said. “We just had quality forwards and quality defenders, it just connected. I thought we
can afford to take that risk because you have a line behind you. You don’t have that option anymore. You are the last line of the defense.” NICK TRICOME Even though things are done more quietly on the defenThe Temple News sive end, the recognition not as After finishing No. 17 in high and the individual stats not Division I last year, field hock- nearly as reflective of perforey’s backfield has a different mance as they would be on the offensive side, the importance mentality this fall. “It’s a lot more pressure,” on the field can’t be mistaken. T h e junior Sarah backfield of Deck said. Steinman, “This circle, Shronk and this goal, is Deck played my house. I the majorwill protect ity, if not all, it.” of Temple’s Listed as first four a midfielder contests, on Temple’s combining roster, Deck with redshirt was moved to Sarah Deck / defender senior goaldefense in the keeper Lizzy spring, playing on the right side with ju- Millen and junior goalkeeper niors Rachel Steinman on the Haley Mitchell to hold opleft and Taylor Shronk at center. ponents to an average of 1.50 “You can’t take the same goals per game. The Owls allowed three risks you can in the midfield,” Deck said. “There is no drib- goals in their three opening bling the ball up the field. You
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“This circle, this
Junior defender Taylor Trusky inbounds the ball against Drexel Sunday afternoon.
could be successful but I didn’t know we’d be this successful. “I didn’t know we could top last year and we did.” The Owls went into last week ranked No. 8 in the Northeast Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, but the team faced two big challenges with away games at Rider and Drexel. After a 3-0 win against the Broncs on Wednesday, the Owls
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scratched out a 3-2 win against the Dragons on Sunday to end the week unbeaten. Senior Alyssa Kirk recalls a trip to Drexel in her freshman year where the Owls lost 4-1 to the Dragons. Kirk, who scored a goal in Sunday’s game, feels proud of where the program stands today compared to three years ago. “Seeing the difference between how we played then to
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how we play now, it really is amazing,” Kirk said. Last season the team often found itself on the losing side of a number of one goal games. This year, the Owls have already won two tightly contested matches – a 1-0 win against St. Joe’s and the 3-2 defeat of Drexel. One major reason for the
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goal, is my house. I will protect it. You can’t take the same risks you can in the midfield.
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staff reports | research
COURTESY ALEXANDRA DAVATZES
Professor Alexandra Davatzes found a rock showing the oldest evidence of how tectonic plates were 3.5 million years ago possibly showing evidence for how the Earth will further progress.
Professor publishes geological finds The professor’s research of plate tectonics received national attention. PAIGE GROSS The Temple News Professor Alexandra Davatzes recently published her findings discussing a rock she discovered on a 2003 trip to South Africa that showed evidence of plate tectonics predating previous similar discoveries by millions of years. An assistant professor in the earth and environmental sciences department, Davatzes came to Temple in 2008 and studies astrobiology, the study of the origin of life in the universe. Davatzes’ published research, titled “Paleoarchean ocean crust and mantle excavated by meteor impact: Insight into early crustal processes and tectonics,” was featured in the July 2014 edition of Geology, a science
journal. “Everything we know about [the subject] is from such a limited data set,” Davatzes said. “We are piecing together what life was like 3.5 million years ago.” Davatzes splits her time between teaching during the academic year and traveling to South Africa and Australia – two places known to have the oldest preserved rocks available on Earth. “Earlier work says the oxygen level in the atmosphere was incredibly low,” Davatzes said. “We would not be able to survive.” Davatzes knew what she was looking for nine years ago in South Africa when she found the rock that spurred interest in her research on ocean crust and plate tectonics. It wasn’t until 2012, however, that Davatzes applied a geochemical analysis used on one of her more recent finds to the rock she brought back in 2003. Davatzes said that she was surprised to find that the rock models
were very simple and the rock was very much like our modern oceanic rock. With this information, Davatzes and her team were able to conclude that plate tectonics must have been active at the time of the rock’s origin. Information about this rock clues researchers, like Davatzes, to the role plate tectonics played in the formation of the earth’s surface as it is today, and for the future, as these elements are critical for human life to remain. Davatzes explained that studying the Earth’s rocks and other parts of the universe – especially Mars – is like examining how a human is the sum of their life experiences. Davatzes said she believes that knowledge of how other planets and their surfaces have evolved over time might help scientists predict Earth’s evolution. “I’m interested in how we think and know how the Earth has grown and what that will tell us about the future,” Davatzes said.
Scientists started collecting research about plate tectonics in the mid-1900s, leaving a vast amount of information literally at the bottom of the ocean. “Trying to piece together informa-
tion about 3.5 million years ago is challenging, but that’s what makes it fun,” Davatzes said. * firstname.lastname@example.org T @By_paigegross
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Davatzes has traveled to Australia and South Africa to pursue her studies.
e-SFF participation rate reaches minimum threshold After two years to reach 50 percent participation benchmark, SFFs will remain online. ANDREW PARENT The Temple News In a two-year span, Temple’s Student Feedback Forms Committee has turned the near-mandatory, hard-copy instructor evaluation process into an incentive-laden online experiment. The initial challenge faced when online student feedback forms were introduced during Summer 2012 is no different two years later: to push student response to an optional online survey. “We’re trying to get our response rate up,” said Gina Calzaferri, a manager of assessment and evaluation and a member of the SFF committee. “We’re working with Temple’s strategic marketing and communications group in order to review our communications to students. We had a meeting with them [Friday] and talked about ways to improve our emailing, ways to
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use different technologies with emails. “If we use two different kinds of messages, is there one message students are responding to more?” Calzaferri said. “We can tailor our email communications to that kind of messaging and reach more students.” Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies Peter Jones said Temple saw a response rate of higher than 70 percent for the hard-copy SFFs before the committee decided to make the jump to an online operation. The response rate of an optional online teacher evaluation was a pressing concern in 2012, when administrators were considering switching the surveys to an online form. Jones said then-Acting President Richard Englert wanted a response rate of at least 50 percent in the program’s second year. “We presented a proposal to [Englert] and he came back to us and said he would be happy for us to make the change if we could achieve at least a 50 percent response rate,” Jones said. “[Englert] said he would be OK if we took about two years to do that. He understood during the transition that we might not achieve that range immediately.” The then-inaugural e-SFF forms
drew a 51 percent response rate after the Fall 2012 semester before dropping slightly to 50 percent after the Spring 2013 semester, equaling Englert’s benchmark.
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51% FALL 2012 50% SPRING 2013 55% FALL 2013 55% SPRING 2014 UNIVERSITY’S DESIRED PARTICIPATION RATE AFTER TWO YEARS
Since the initiative’s opening year, the committee implemented the incentive of releasing teacher evaluation data for students who fill out the online evaluations for each class toward the end of the respective semester. The 2013-14 academic year turned in slightly improved numbers after that, yielding responses of 55 percent for both semesters. Evaluation scores are termed as upper, middle and lower levels. Answers for the “strongly agree” option on the multiple choice section fall into the upper portion of the scale, while “disagree” and “strongly disagree” answers are classified as a lower level answer, with “neutral” answers making up the middle level. Though the program’s senior advisor, Jim Degnan, said the average overall feedback score tends to hover around 4.0 on a 1.0-5.0 scale, he stressed the need for increased feedback from students, as the evaluations weigh heavily into an instructor’s standing with the university. “It’s a useful tool for dialogue,” Degnan said. “It’s a formative type of evaluation. In most cases, we want this to be a self-corrective form. If a faculty member falls into the lower level once,
that’s something where a conversation probably needs to happen.” “It is part of the tenure review process, too,” Degnan added. “When people come up for promotion and tenure, they need to demonstrate teaching effectiveness in some way. So, the reports are sometimes bundled with the promotion and tenure package.” Based on the numbers provided by Calzaferri and Degnan, the four multiple choice questions given on the eSFF yielded a 54.6 percent average of an upper-level answer, while an average of 39.1 percent of answers fell in the middle category, with a 6.3 percent average of answers yielding a low-level result. “The numbers have gone up,” Degnan said. “That doesn’t necessarily mean the teaching has improved, but it is a symptom of that. So, that makes us feel good.” * email@example.com T @daParent93
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STAFF REPORTS | community
Vacancies remain at Avenue North With one vacancy filled, two venues remain empty along the shopping strip. MARIAM DEMBELE The Temple News After two stores shut down at the Avenue North shopping strip located on the 1600 block of North Broad Street, the shopping area now has three vacant properties. Real McCoy’s Athletic Footwear & Apparel moved from Avenue North to the corner of Broad Street and Olney Avenue. Staff at its new location declined to comment on its location change. Shop owners at other Avenue North businesses said the high rent in the area was a possible cause. Citing legal reasons, no other owners gave details about their own expenses operating from Avenue North. Justin Lee, a senior business major and employee at Hair Fashion & Beyond, said the large amount of competition in the area was an issue for shops along the shopping strip. Real McCoy Sports sold similar items at the nearby Foot Locker. Brock’s Wings & Things, the second store to leave the shopping strip, competed with restaurants along Cecil B.
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With investment money from two local firms, the Pearl Theatre was built at Avenue North in 2006 to boost local commerce.
Moore Avenue. Morgan Hall’s dining complex, which opened in the Fall 2013 semester, only heightened the competition. Opened and owned by Raheem Brock, a Temple alumnus and former NFL player, the chicken wing restaurant recently left the shopping strip. Brock could not be reached for comment.
Originally part of the national chain, Wingstop, Brock broke away from the franchise and reopened the restaurant in 2012 with its current name. The change was caused by Brock’s frustration with the restrictions of franchise companies, according to Black Enterprise magazine. Isaiah Gaffney, a junior
public relations major, said he wasn’t surprised to see Brock’s close. “I feel like with all the food shops at Morgan, they probably wouldn’t get enough business,” he said. Additionally, poor customer ratings could have contributed to the restaurant closing. Brock’s Wings & Things
received a two out of five star rating on Yelp, a popular online website for restaurant reviews. However, on the business' Facebook page, the average customer rating was 4.2 stars out of five. The third vacant space along the strip has a new smoothie store coming in, called the Tropical Smoothie Café.
The 66,000 square foot shopping strip finished construction in 2006, with investment for the project coming from Citizens Bank and the Reinvestment Fund, a community financial development institution that also invested in Progress Plaza a block south of Avenue North. The Pearl Theatre, one of the main attractions to the shopping strip, was the first cinema to be developed in the area in nearly 60 years. City Council President Darrell Clarke announced further development of the North Broad Street corridor in May, called the Avenue North Renaissance. The $15 million plan will focus on the repurposing of the former Inquirer building at the corner of Callowhill and North Broad streets into a casino. Jane Roh, a spokesperson from Clarke’s office, said they're confident the vacant properties on Avenue North will not sit empty for long. Besides the Tropical Smoothie Café, no new tenants for the two vacant spots have been announced. * firstname.lastname@example.org
STAFF REPORTS | Crime
Bicycle thefts drop by half CSS attributes the new statistics to recent busts and expanded programs focused on prevention. CINDY STANSBURY The Temple News Following Temple’s implementation of a bike registration program and a crackdown on thefts in the area, Campus Safety Services has reported a major drop in bike thefts in the last eight months. Between January and August 2014, there have been 50 percent fewer bike thefts reported than in the same eight-month period last year, Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said. “We had a couple of folks that were really tough with us and were coming out here and thinking that they could walk around and just take whatever,” Leone said. Leone explained that in partnership with the Philadelphia police, officers went undercover in order to catch potential thieves. Through the utilization of decoy bikes, officers watched to see if a person would steal the bike. “When these folks came by and tried cutting the locks we were able to arrest them,” Leone said. Leone highlighted an arrest that occurred in Spring 2014 when CSS officers encountered William Rawls. According to CSS, Rawls was commonly seen on video footage entering the subway without a bike before returning with one. “Or he would ride an old beat up bike and then park it and steal a better bike and then ride that back,” Leone said. “He was a thorn in our side.” Philadelphia police took Rawls into custody on an outstanding warrant for a sexual assault charge. Rawls is currently awaiting trial set to be held in April 2015. According to commonwealth court dockets, Rawls is being charged with nine more charges and has plead guilty to numerous theft
charges. “Some of these folks didn’t just pick Temple,” Leone said. “They were down in Center City stealing the bikes. They were at other universities stealing bikes. They knew that that’s where the supply was and they are opportunists.” CSS continues to urge students to be proactive and register their bikes with Temple Police, a process now mostly available online. Bikes registered with CSS that are stolen and then recovered could be returned to the owner. “Last spring a lot of students were frustrated because they thought it was a little cumbersome, you come in with your bike, you got to fill out all this paperwork,” Leone said. Additionally, the first 500 students who registered their bikes received a free bike lock. Leone said 575 bikes have been registered this year. In previous years, Leone said CSS was lucky to register 200 bikes. Rachel Schweon, a junior speech language hearing sciences major, said she had her bike stolen recently. She said she was surprised to hear the drop in bike thefts. “My other friend had his bike stolen the same day I did,” she said. Schweon’s bike was not registered with CSS. She described her experience with CSS after her bike was taken as unhelpful. “I wish I had known about the bike registration program sooner,” she said. Jenna Lutchko, a junior therapeutic recreation major, said she also had her bike stolen and was equally surprised by the drop of reported bike thefts. “I can’t imagine how many bikes were stolen before they implemented the program,” Lutchko said. “It’s horrible.”
While performing a wheelie, an ATV driver rides down Grays Ferry Avenue in 2012.
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ATV Campus. Philadelphia police deal with the issue in many of the city’s neighborhoods as well. “We have confiscated 57 ATVs this year alone,” said Tanya Little, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia police. “The majority of the time, [the drivers] are not the purchasers [of the vehicle].” The problem is difficult to curtail because officers are instructed to not chase them. “That’s a safety issue. We don’t want people getting hurt,” Little said. Some Temple students said they think more could be done. “A young kid on a stolen ATV blew a stop sign and smashed into my ... two-month-old brand-new car,” said
Don Stewart, a senior media business and entrepreneurship major. Stewart agreed a police chase would result in more accidents, but said he believes “the police need to have a tougher stance on the issue, however – perhaps making sure they are registered, not stolen when they can reach the person.” Zach Rendin, a senior journalism major, said he sees them all around and even hears them at night from his home. “It’s mainly just young kids,” Rendin said. “As long as it doesn’t infringe on people’s safety it’s not a major problem. I haven’t heard any serious injuries [to others].” Rendin said he thinks a visible police presence would deter riders from crowded areas. “There are bigger things to worry about,” Rendin said. “What’s better: those kids getting a [criminal] record
ONLINE The Temple News has a multimedia video of one of these bikers in action. Go to temple-news.com/multimedia/ to watch.
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or just turning around?” Hundreds of people die each year in ATV accidents nationwide, according to the most recent data compiled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. More than 100,000 emergency room treatments are reported. Approximately 13 percent of those result in the patient being admitted or transferred to another facility. Among states, Pennsylvania ranks third after California and Texas. About one in four victims is under the age of 16, according to the data. Safety bulletins put out by CPSC say ATVs are unsafe on paved roads, which is due to their solid rear axles which make turning “difficult and dangerous.” Pennsylvania strictly limits ATV use on paved roads to emergency situations only. * email@example.com
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A safer Main Campus During a meeting between While local media were Campus Safety Services and first to report immediate facts, The Temple News last week, a The Temple News spent the reporter asked Executive Direc- weekend interviewing all four tor of Campus Safety Services of the victims – the only media Charlie Leone outlet to do so – if the March and dug deeper brick assault The police border extension into the issue. had anything exemplifies the importance We asked to do with the questions. of student journalism. nearly 25-block W h y patrol border wasn’t an alert expansion. issued? Why Leone readjusted in his doesn’t Temple patrol an area seat, looked down and said, “I where more than 4,000 students think it certainly had us ask the live? Is it the school’s obligaquestion, ‘Are we doing every- tion to protect its off-campus thing we can to provide a safe student body? environment for the students?’” The questions resulted in The university faced criti- several editorials, opinion pieccism from its student body and es and news articles addressing local media last spring. the issue and students’ overall On March 21, a 19-year- feelings of safety. old student was walking home We continued to report with her boyfriend when a when the news vans left Main group of teens approached the Campus. two around 6 p.m. and hit the As journalists, we are perfemale student in the face with forming an important civic duty a brick. She said her jaw was by keeping readers informed. shoved into the roof of her But, the end goal is not just to mouth. The assault resulted in write and report about events. a trip to the hospital, a fractured The goal is to make a differjawbone and oral surgery. ence – to be a “watchdog” for Within a half-hour, the our community. same group approached two This situation is an imother students within a five- portant example to learn from. block radius and punched one Through persistency, the media in the face and beat the other to changed an issue that called for the ground. reform. Instead of hearing of the Temple didn’t have to exevents from the university, stu- tend its borders. As called for dents watched the story unfold in the Clery Act – the 1990 law on news websites and TV. A that details how higher educastatement was issued from Tem- tion institutions must report ple three days later that said no crime – the university is only TU Alert or TU Ready was sent required to patrol the on-cambecause of miscommunication pus area. Anything beyond that between Philadelphia police is their choosing. and the event occurring outside And, the university choose of Temple’s jurisdiction. to listen to its students. The brick assault happened Now Temple, along with one block west of Main Cam- Philadelphia police, patrol up to pus. 18th Street to the west, Susque“I feel like I was in pure hanna Avenue to the north, daylight,” the brick assault Ninth Street to the east and Jefvictim, whose identity is being ferson Street to the south. withheld for safety, told The Additionally, Temple did Temple News after the incident. away with its once jagged bor“If [security] bikes were out, ders. The expansion resulted in they should have saw me. Tem- a rectangular box around the ple says they have great securi- university, which limits confuty, but I don’t know where they sion. were when I was attacked.” The remedy may have takThe victims weren’t the en five months, but it’s one that only ones to express frustration. we firmly believe was made More than 2,000 students through the help of our reportsigned an online petition called ing. “Expand Temple University’s Journalism, especially stuPatrol Area/Jurisdiction.” dents journalism, is oftentimes Meetings between Cam- a thankless job. But, the results pus Safety Services and Tem- that can be achieved from prople Student Government also viding a voice for the people is called for change. more than thanks enough. After the fact, Leone said that he would have sent an alert if circumstances were different. It was just an error in communication.
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March 25: The Temple News conducted an in-depth investigation in the wake of assaults on students involving a brick as a weapon. While news outlets across the city broke the news, this front-page story provided the details that matter to concerned students.
COMMENTARY | DINING
Co-op promotes sustainability Temple’s new food cooperative provides an ethical food option for students.
’ve only been on Main Campus for about a week and I’m already jaded by the basic offerings of the Johnson and Hardwick Dining Hall. With that being said, I have a genuine concern for the food I put into my body. I stumbled upon the Rad Dish Food Co-op booth during Temple Fest and was immediately intrigued by the concept. With the first student-run food cooperative in the city of Philadelphia coming this October, I believe it will bring to life a realization EMILY SCOTT of how simple it can be to live sustainably while on a college budget. The Rad Dish Food Co-op is a student run food cooperative café and grocer. From gastronomically sound menu items to a sourcing policy of locally grown produce, the members of this cooperative hope to establish a learning tool on the subject of sustainable food systems, business and entrepreneurship. Last semester, the students involved with Rad Dish launched their “Real Food” campaign, where they walked through Main Campus and asked other students what the term “real food” means to them. According to their market research, 86 percent of students felt dissatisfied with their food options at Temple. They also asked the dining hall frequenters if they had an idea where their J&H burgers were coming from. Most students were at a loss. “It’s all the same wherever you go. It’s pizza, burgers, salad, and maybe one or two esoteric types of food,” freshman
Andrew Grochowski said. The mechanical engineering major is also on the men’s crew team and tries to maintain a healthy diet. Students are interested in healthier and in the most accurate terms, organic food. The problem is that access to that on Main Campus is limited. As a freshman living on Main Campus, I am forced by my residence hall contract to spend at least a thousand dollars on a meal plan that restricts us to one of three places that serve the same items almost every day. There’s often criticism over what exactly “organic” means. The problem is that there can be several different definitions of the word organic and most people follow the one defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “It doesn’t necessarily need to be USDA-approved organic because that label is biased and there is some weird packaging that they do,” Jonathan Kardos, sourcing director for Rad Dish said. The Rad Dish definition is anything considered fair trade or ethical. There aren’t any chemicals being used and it is made sure that no soil erosion occurs, the senior strategic communications major said. An unconventional aspect of food cooperatives is their democratic quality and how co-op members decide the menu items, sources and prices. The cooperative implements a governance structure that makes all of the decisions in regards to the food co-op. There is a board of directors, advisors, managers and general committee members. One of the policy decisions to be made includes, Rad Dish utilizing a sourcing policy through Common Market, a Philadelphia local food distributor. “Our definition of local is within 150 miles,” Kardos said. “That’s pretty key for us, because there is something to be said about supporting your local economy.”
Along with the organic and vegetarian food options, the entire business plan is friendly toward the environment. The café and grocer will not be selling water bottles or soda cans. Rad Dish is also purchasing renewable energy certificates, so the space will be running on green energy. “Everything is trying to be whole food or real food and not contribute to waste,” Kathleen Grady, director of the Office of Sustainability, said. Rad Dish hopes to not only serve as a café and grocer, but also as a new hangout on campus for students to enjoy healthier alternatives and be environmentally conscious at the same time. The cooperative team hopes to showcase art from Tyler and hold other school-related events in the future. “How do we foster conversation?” Grady asked. With sustainability, the reason it always appears on the backburner is because people do not realize how easy it is to live sustainably. Of the sustainability topics, food justice is one of the most interesting ones and easy to create discussion on. I was pretty skeptical at first about the concept of promoting sustainability through an organic café and grocer that doesn’t accept Diamond Dollars. The more I spoke to the individuals involved and learned about the fundamentals behind a food cooperative, however, the more my view changed. Food is a main priority of students on a college campus; it’s the first thing I think about after getting out of my midday class, so why not use that as a model for sustainability? The Rad Dish co-op will serve as a place not only to try some organic tabbouleh salad, but also to allow students to further question what else they can do to live a healthier, better life. * firstname.lastname@example.org T @emilyscott315
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COMMENTARY | SPORTS
Schools must own up to athletic scandals The university should be more transparent about the problems with its track & field program.
emple is a publicly funded university with a struggling track & field program. Last year, five athletic teams got the axe, including men’s indoor and outdoor track & field. During the first week of school this fall, The Temple News broke an exclusive investigation about the degeneracy of the university’s track & field program and how the administration for years overlooked an abusive coach and anguished victims. As a former athlete who saw the track team as instruJASON PEPPER mental to my high school experience, these events are disheartening at least and appalling at most. It’s even worse to see schools treat these events as something to be kept from the public eye. The Temple News reported that more than a dozen athletes accused former track & field head coach Eric Mobley of verbal abuse, intimidation and dereliction of his coaching duties, among a myriad of other questionable and unethical practices. The investigative report also included details of how the teams held practices without proper safety equipment, which led to a star runner being accidentally struck in the back by a discus during a Spring 2012 practice. The injury ended the runner’s career. Senior Associate Athletic Director Kristen Foley met with students to discuss their grievances with the program. Athletes say that dozens of students met with Foley in May 2013 to voice concerns about Mobley and the program. But the athletes said that Foley informed the team that Mobley would not be fired. The university says it took action to address student concerns with the program. Mobley has since resigned and Foley is no longer responsible for overseeing the track & field program. Temple won’t disclose the reasoning behind Mobley’s departure and Foley’s role change. But the moves come after years in which the administration overlooked the team’s mismanagement. Of course, this isn’t a problem that’s exclusive to Temple. Instances of abuse, discrimina-
tion, violence and harassment run rampant at schools throughout the nation. In April 2013, Rutgers’ men’s basketball program gained national attention when video surfaced of its head coach, Mike Rice, verbally and physically abusing members of his team. Rice was fired shortly after. This year alone, several collegiate coaches have left their teams due to serious allegations of wrongdoing. In April, Boston University women’s basketball coach Kelly Greenberg resigned following an internal investigation revealed questionable behavior. The same month, Butler women’s basketball coach Beth Couture was fired after students made allegations of abuse. This past summer, the University of Iowa’s field hockey coach, Tracey Griesbaum, was relieved of her duties after the university launched an investigation into accusations of mental and verbal abuse. A track & field team, or any sports team, has a job to provide opportunities to students for fitness, camaraderie and extracurricular activities. It’s a place for students to work and achieve with each other, under the guidance of coaches and instructors that act as positive role models. When these role models fail to meet expectations, and indeed go against the role they are supposed to serve, something has gone terribly wrong. Were it not for vigilant student reporting, the situation might have also neglected to have been addressed. If an administration fails to keep students informed and aware when neglect and scandal occur, whose job is it to stop the truth from being buried entirely? Temple’s administration offered a meager three lines on Mobley’s resignation, and has lacked transparency both before and after The Temple News published its report. For many student-athletes, their sport is as important as their studies. And being a studentathlete can be an extremely challenging position. The Temple News talked to athletes who became depressed, and even suicidal as a result of the derelict track & field program. To see an institution like Temple fail in such a harmful way is tragic. When it comes to handling serious internal athletic matters and providing a safe and appropriate environment for its student-athletes, Temple really needs to step up its game. * email@example.com T @pepperjasona
COMMENTARY | CAMPUS
Within Brutalism, beauty With a new mindset, the architecture of Main Campus can be viewed as art.
asily mistaken for a medieval fortress, the Samuel Paley Library on Main Campus seems capable of withstanding a nuclear attack. At first glance, its interior resembles an outdated mental hospital while its exterior seems to be designed by an architect who used the shape of his cigarette pack for inspiration. The library, as well as numerous other buildings on campus, was designed using an architectural style known as “Brutalism.” Generally considered among the ugliest examples of architecture in existence, many Brutalist structures have been demolished in favor of newer facilities. However, in recent years, Brutalism has attracted a small share of MICHAEL CARNEY architecture enthusiasts like myself who see the artistic beauty of what one Internet blogger calls “architecture of doom.” A deeper look into the history and intricacy of Brutalism and its connection to Temple can fascinate even the most stubborn critic. Brutalist architecture is extremely easy to identify and those who learn how will begin to notice dozens of buildings that they never had before. Buildings of this style are characterized by colossal concrete facades, a complex interior floor plan, an excessively faceted exterior, and the lack of or minimalist use of windows. Chances are, if you’ve ever looked at a large, concrete building and your first thought is how ugly it is, then it is most likely an example of Brutalism. Originating in the 1950s and lasting until the mid-1970s, Brutalist architecture is a popular choice among universities because of its practicality, affordability, and resistance to vandalism. Conspiracy theorists even suggest that the mazelike floor plans consistent with Brutalism were favored by universities for their ability to prevent students from quickly mobilizing during acts of protest. During the 1960s and ‘70s, Temple, as well as most U.S. universities, experienced a period of massive expansion. Anderson, Gladfelter, Weiss,
“The style is so advanced
that even the modern minds of humans in 2014 still find this architecture to be ugly.
Pits of Despair
A student’s decision to stop shaving resulted in personal and follicle growth. By Grace Holleran Crossing Ninth Street at the corner of Christian, I locked eyes with one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen. She had dirty blonde hair, long legs and olive skin. She was waiting at a stop sign. The road was clear for her to cross, but she did not do that. She looked at me and raised her eyebrows apprehensively, sizing me up in a way that women have perfected – not quite checking me out, but smugly daring me to make the next move. She smirked. The breeze picked up. Instinctively, I reached up to keep my hat from flying off. She was still staring. Her eyes widened when she saw my underarms, and just like that, her façade vanished. It was all I could do not to stop and help her pick her jaw up from off the ground. This summer, I made the decision to stop shaving my armpits. It had become clear to me through careful self-evaluation that I did not actually want to be spending money on expensive shave products, that I did not actually enjoy the angry red bumps that would appear and burn when I put on deodorant. Other people thought my underarms looked nicer, more pleasant without any hair. But I did not. I was fed up. So I let my razor blades rust. The girl in the Italian Market is not alone – turns out, I’m really, really into my armpit hair. I wear tank tops in T-shirt weather. I stand on the subway just for an excuse to hold onto the overhead railing. I raise my hand enthusiastically in class. When strangers inevitably crinkle their noses at my pits, I grin. Their obvious discomfort at my outré appearance only serves to make me feel more empowered. I like that my body hair scandalizes people because it scandalizes exactly the right people. It’s a bulls--- detector. When men catcall me, my armpit hair shuts them up before my middle finger even gets the chance.
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Klein, Paley, Wachman and Ritter halls, as well as the Engineering Building, were erected during this era. All are prime examples of Brutalism, the latter two of which are rare examples of “brick brutalism.” I first learned of Brutalism this summer through a Facebook group dedicated to quirky and scarcely known Wikipedia articles. This discovery gave me an entirely new perspective on a style of architecture that I had once considered ugly. The concrete façade of Brutalism that I had previously considered to be cold and uninviting now evokes a chilling aura of strength and dominance. The complex floor plan and eccentric exterior that I had seen as design flaws now remind me of an ultra-modern, science fiction, work of art that is far too advanced for even 21st century minds to comprehend. Brutalist architects were among some of the most post-modern and unconventional designers of their time. Their extremely advanced artistic styles are much of the reason why Brutalist buildings were considered ugly when they were built and are still considered so today. My fascination with Brutalism is that the style is so advanced that even the modern minds of humans in 2014 still find this architecture to be ugly. In other words, Brutalism was produced so far ahead of its time that it will likely not be in style for another hundred years. The path toward appreciation of this style has, however, grown recently. Two of Temple’s newest buildings, Morgan Hall and the Science Education and Research Center have a strong connection to Brutalism. Both contain many elements of “Neo-Brutalism,” a 21st century twist that puts greater emphasis into the use of windows but is almost identical to Brutalism in every other respect. History has clearly shown that modern art of all forms often remains unappreciated until years after the fact. The case with Brutalism however is that the style, even to this day, still has not had enough time to reach widespread popularity. The constantly evolving style of Brutalism despite widespread criticism indicates that at least a small group of post-modern connoisseurs recognize the beauty that this style has to offer. All that is required to appreciate this art is a change of mindset. And yes, even Temple’s Brutalist Bell Tower can be beautiful with the right perspective.
I was not able to adopt this aggressively blase attitude without some pitfalls. I began to feel ostracized from the female community. I stayed quiet during lengthy sirventes on the difficulties of shaving and waxing. The sight of my unkempt underarms has more than once resulted in a chorus of “eww” – always from women, always from my friends. This summer, as a few of us lounged on somebody’s rooftop, I put my hands behind my head. “Did you just stop shaving, or what?” one of my friends asked. “Yeah,” I said. Her immediate response was indignant. “Why would you do that?” Because it feels good, I wanted to say. Because I want to. I could not understand why that wasn’t reason enough. In the past, people have raised eyebrows when they’ve learned that I openly consider myself to be a feminist. Young, foolish and unwittingly in complete contradiction to the movement, I was always quick to appease them. “But not the bra-burning kind,” I’d say. “Not the kind who lets her armpit hair grow long. I don’t hate men.” I’m unsure as to why these things were grouped together in my head. Why did I see lax body hair policies as direct male opposition? It took me years to realize that body hair is not a war tactic, nor is it offensive. It exists just like every other part of my body, and what I choose to do with it doesn’t say much about me, save for my personal aesthetics. In other words, people don’t see my short hair or unpainted fingernails as violent political statements. I don’t catch flak when I don’t wear makeup – although all of these choices are considered to be masculine, they’re not seen as flagrant rejections of sex appeal. As my hair grew out, the man I was dating did not break up with me. He did not throw micro-aggressions at me to convince me to ditch my hairy pits. Instead, he gifted me a book – portraits of Georgia O’Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz, a modernist photographer who happened to be her lover. I became obsessed with the photographs. Stieglitz’s shots of O’Keeffe are intimate. They are charged. And – despite her unmade-up face and liberated armpits – they are alluring. Together, O’Keeffe and Stieglitz created a kind of honesty that’s rare to come by in art and nearly impossible to encounter in person. That’s what it comes down to: the genuineness I see embodied in Stieglitz’s photos and in my armpit hair is sexy. The theatrics of womanhood are sexy, too – stilettos, bare skin and winged eyeliner. Where a woman chooses to fall on this spectrum of reality and dream is exactly that – her choice. I have no plans to start shaving again. I don’t think my choice is the correct one for all women – I don’t think there is any one choice for a group of people so diverse. But it is the correct one for me. MARIYA PILIPENKO TTN * firstname.lastname@example.org T @coupsdegrace
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IN THE NATION SCHOOL BOOKSTORES BLOCK COMPETITION
Some universities have tried to ban Chegg from soliciting students through multiple cease-and-desist orders, according to a recent article by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Most universities, including Temple, have an exclusive contract with bookstores and some are losing money from competition with websites like Amazon and Chegg. Dan Rosensweig, Chegg’s CEO, said his company will not stop being competitive. “There’s no legal basis for it, and we’ve never been sued,” he told The Chronicle about the cease-and-desist letters. According to the Chronicle article, university bookstores have also complained about Chegg trucks and promotional tables soliciting students on campuses as well as handing them flyers for Chegg. com. Chegg’s general counsel, Robert Chesnut, claimed that students were not advertising Chegg textbooks but for Chegg Deals, a book of coupons for local restaurants and shops. –Leah Murray
LOCAL CONGRESSMAN DENIES ALLEGATIONS
Chaka Fattah, a Democratic congressman who has represented parts of Philadelphia – including most of Main Campus – since 1995, was recently implicated in an illegal campaign finance scheme after his longtime former aide, Gregory Naylor, pleaded guilty to related charges on Aug. 27. Naylor, 66, pleaded guilty to concealment of a felony, knowingly falsifying records and making false statements to the FBI, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal. Records from Naylor’s trial show that he participated in schemes spurred by someone identified only as “Elected Official A.” Naylor said he helped conceal theft of funds from federal grants and private charities to cover campaign debt, which included paying an illegal $1 million loan that circumvented the city’s $5,000 limit for individual campaign contributions to mayoral candidates. The funds were funneled through a network of consulting firms and nonprofit organizations. In another scheme, Naylor said his firm, Sydney Lei & Associates, funneled more than $22,000 in federal campaign donations to help pay student loans for Fattah’s son, Chaka Fattah Jr. Fattah Jr. turned himself in to federal authorities Aug. 6 after an indictment alleged he used bank loans for his personal benefit and falsified income tax returns and other reports for debt settlement with the IRS. The elder Fattah’s second congressional district encompasses most parts of Philadelphia west of Broad Street and some blocks east of it.
FAFSA APPLICATIONS TO BE REPROCESSED The U.S. Department of Education announced on Sept. 4 that it will reprocess forms for its Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the second time this year, Inside Higher Ed reported. Around 160,000 applications will be reprocessed due to a perceived decimal place error, where some students may have incorrectly stated their wealth and gained a different amount of aid than the FAFSA would normally warrant. Misreports of the statistic in question, adjusted gross income, may have contributed to some students who deserved Pell Grants being denied to them. In July, the DOE reprocessed about 182,000 applications to correct a similar error in the “income earned from work” category. After the first reprocessing, the DOE removed decimal points from the FAFSA system, allowing for only whole-number dollar amounts. –Joe Brandt
IN THE CITY PERSON STRUCK BY TRAIN IN CENTER CITY
Philadelphia police said a person was struck and killed around 7:45 p.m. Sunday, closing Broad Street Line stations between the Walnut/Locust and Girard stations. Shuttle buses operated between the stations. On Monday night, police had not released the identity of the victim and were still investigating the situation. –Joe Brandt
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Temple Police will supplement the city’s 22nd police district to the west of Main Campus.
CSS extend reach off campus
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Leone said. Darin Bartholomew, last year’s student body president, said Temple Student Government reached out to Temple’s administration two days after the incident. “Campus safety was at the forefront of everything that we did,” Bartholomew said. By the time he graduated in May, the expanded police coverage “was going to happen, [Temple] just had to cross the ‘T’s and dot the ‘I’s,” he said. The current Student Body President, Ray Smeriglio, said the new patrol zone should be much easier for students to understand than the previous zone. “If you looked at the grid before, it was a little funky with what it encompassed and what it didn’t,” Smeriglio said. “Now we’ve got this easy box grid that fully encompasses our campus and the outliers to our campus as well.” Residents living between 16th and 18th streets can expect to see both Temple and Philadelphia police patrolling the area, Leone said. “It is still part of [the Philadelphia police’s] patrol,” Leone said. “We’re just a supplemental patrol.” Bartholomew said Philadelphia police’s 22nd district, into which Temple will now be expanding, was very busy. “Hopefully the TU Police can take some of the pressure off them,” Bartholomew added. A small sample of students was mostly positive. “You never see police out there,” said Paul Carbone, a senior management and information systems major. “Last night I felt safe, I think I saw a cop on every corner.” Stacey Newman, a sophomore accounting major who lives near the corner of 18th street and Montgomery avenue, said she will feel safer returning
home from night shifts at McDonald’s. “A few men are usually outside walking around,” Newman said of her walks home, often as late as 4 a.m. “I have been approached or spoken to by more than one. I usually get asked to be taken out but I turn down a lot of them and they seem to get mad.” “This new patrol zone makes me feel safer knowing the police are going to be closer,” Newman added. Johnny Gossett, a 72-yearold community member, favored the decision to expand the border. “I’m all for it,” he said. “Some of this stuff can get out of hand around here.” Crimes reported in the expanded zone will be added to CSS’ crime log but will not be counted in Clery Act statistics, Leone said. The federal law, passed in 1990, requires schools to submit an annual report of all the reported crimes that occurred during the previous three years.
Additionally under the Clery Act, higher education institutions must issue “timely warnings” about crimes that present a threat to students and employees on campus. Temple’s “timely warning” is known as a TU Alert. The new patrol area is not required by the Clery Act. Smeriglio and Bartholomew also discussed extending Temple’s Code Blue emergency phones farther out into the community. Accomplishing that “may require some legislation,” Smeriglio said. Bartholomew attributed the difficulty to new emergency phones not being located on Temple property. “We’re definitely exploring that,” Leone said. “It’s just a matter of reaching out one by one.” Safety services like the walking escort program and TU Door, a shuttle bus which takes students to their off-campus housing, would not change with the new crime zone, Leone said. Leone added that he be-
lieves the new patrol zone can be accomplished without upcoming hirings. “We’re at our optimal number,” Leone said. “We were able to really, over the year, build our force up to where it needs to be.” Smeriglio stressed that the extended patrol zone was intended to focus on quality of life issues. Since Temple Police began patrols in the extended zone 12 days ago, six crimes were reported in the blocks added: an incident of public drunkenness, three of underage consumption, one of disorderly conduct and one case of criminal mischief. “In the last few years, it’s been exponential growth,” Leone said about the student population off Main Campus. “With that, we saw the need to change.” * email@example.com ( 215.204.1020 Avery Maehrer and Patricia Madej contributed reporting.
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Campus Safety Services extended its patrol zone by nearly 25 square blocks. The old patrol zone (not highlighted) was criticized for its irregular shape, which caused confusion for some students.
With new year, new rooms assigned
Administrators use a matrix system to find rooms for hundreds of courses. JARED WHALEN The Temple News
The process behind assigning classrooms to courses is not as simple as some might think. Space, time and keeping students on track for graduation are the primary factors. “Each school and college is allocated a certain number of classrooms depending on the size of their specific school
or college,” Senior Associate Director of Scheduling Stacey Caiazzo said. “Basically, they use that space to the best of their ability.” The majority of classes – about 80 percent – are held in those colleges’ designated spaces, Caiazzo said. Those that do not, nicknamed “homeless classes,” Caiazzo assigns to either university spaces or unfilled rooms. In addition to space, time plays a large factor in how a class is scheduled. Most classes follow either a MondayWednesday-Friday matrix, a Tuesday-Thursday matrix, an
evening matrix or a summer matrix. While about 70 percent follow the time matrix, not all can. Any class that is to to be held off-matrix must be submitted and approved by Peter Jones, the senior vice provost for undergraduate studies. “By and large, I try to minimize the number of courses that are off-matrix because it has an impact on the student’s ability to put together a course schedule that meets the requirements of about 15 or 16 credits per semester in order to graduate in eight semesters,” Jones said. With 82 percent of the Class of 2018 in a four-year
graduation agreement with the university, known as “Fly in 4,” administrators have added pressure to ensure all necessary courses are offered. This impact comes from long classes that do not fit the general time schedule. A high number of these come out of the Tyler School of Art and the Boyer College of Music and Dance, where classes may require more preparation or instruction time. Beyond space and time, however, is the need of the students’ and their abilities to make the most of their semester. Maximizing the number of classes on the traditional
time schedule is the main goal, Jones said. For classes that need to be longer or at different times based on the nature of the course, student adaptability is essential in its scheduling. “Every department sits down and tries to work with the scheduler to set the best times for those courses,” Jones said. “For example, every time there is a need to have a class that is not on matrix and is going to be a two or two and a half hour class, it’s not going to be put in the prime time of [between] 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.” Another example of how the university maximizes the
efficiency of the class schedule is offering a waitlist to students when classes fill up. This allows the university administration and the schools and colleges to know as early as possible where the demand is and determine a need for added sections. Jones and the scheduling office’s main priority is proving an academic environment where students can efficiently enroll for classes. “The university is tracking very carefully a student’s ability to get into the courses they need in order to graduate on time,” Jones said. * firstname.lastname@example.org
THROUGH THE LENS
Photographer Iris Dawn Parker uses her photos to shatter stereotypes and shed light on South African culture. PAGE 8
Temple Athletics hosted the annual Cherry On Pep Rally this past Friday in support of the football team’s first home game of the season. PAGE 16
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While studying in South Africa two female SMC students found young women whose experiences resonate with their own. PAGE 17
Creating a family away from home
other Temple students and fully enjoying their time in America. Often, international students want to see the inner workings of American culture, not just tourist destinations, Brady said. In giving international students a glimpse at their personal lives, Brady said she believes alumni can CLAIRE SASKO ease the transition international students face. Lifestyle Editor “[International students] are often away from their families for a year to two years,” hen Bill DeSio, a 1973 alumnus, Brady said. “We encourage the alumni to spend met a Chinese exchange student time with them. It doesn’t have to be anything four years ago, the last thing he special.” expected was to be a witness at “Sometimes the alumni will take them to the student’s wedding. cultural events or out to dinner or to a really “It was kind of like a Las Vegas-type thing, wonderful show, but it’s not a requirement,” but it was on Arch Street,” DeSio said. she added. “In many cases, the foreign students After spending several holidays together, simply want to chat in English and they want to including Thanksgiving, the two formed a close sit in someone’s living room and see how they bond – close enough that the exchange student, exist as a culture and as a family.” Yingyuan Yang, asked DeSio to stand in when Richard Li, a senior media studies and he said “I do.” production major from Dalian, China, particiDeSio met Yang through TemPALS, a pated in TemPALS in 2012 and 2013. Li said program the Alumni Association launched in his TemPAL, 2003 alumnus Sean Mckoy, aided an attempt to better acclihim professionally. mate international students to “He had a video production The TemPALS company, which is what I’m maTemple, Philadelphia and the country. program was joring in,” Li said. “He let me par“Many international stuin a lot of company stuff.” trying to help ticipate dents who are brand new to Li said the relationship the students to get two formed eventually extended the U.S. and to Temple have challenges in learning a new rid of the strange beyond professional boundaries. culture, a new city and a new “We really got along a lot feeling about a regarding not only my major, but university,” said Christine Brady, director of volunteers new country, a also my life issues,” Li said. at the Office of Alumni RelaLi said he was considering new culture and moving tions, who helps run the proback to China when he gram. met Mckoy, who he said conevverything. The program, which vinced him to stay and experience started in 2008, offers Temple more of Temple and Philadelphia. Richard Li / student alumni the opportunity to con“I wasn’t involved in a lot of nect with current international activities before I met him, and he students. encouraged me to be in a lot of student organi“A TemPAL simply means an alumnus or zations and activities, and I gradually became an alumnae who serves as a pal to a foreign to love Philly and Temple,” Li said. “It was a student while they’re here in the U.S. and at great impact.” Temple,” Brady said. This was a process, Li said, that wouldn’t Brady said the program was implemented have been nearly as easy without TemPALS. to overcome cultural barriers that could prevent TEMPALS PAGE 17 international students from socializing with
The TemPALS program pairs alumni with international students in an effort to enrich experiences in Philadelphia.
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Members of the TemPALS program explore Philadelphia culture with Temple alumnus Sean Mckoy.
A study in the Student by day, comedian by night name of food Students developed a plan to make more fresh food available in Norristown. LORA STRUM The Temple News For Deborah Howe’s senior capstone course, food is the answer. Howe’s Community and Regional Planning Studio course required students to contribute to a food security study in Norristown. Howe, who teaches a course at Temple’s Ambler Campus on the merits of using community resources to access fresh and nutritious food choices, had been “looking for a good place for our students to do a real world, client-based project.” She picked Norristown, a municipality just six miles outside the Philadelphia city limits. According to the 2010 Census, Norristown is home to more than 34,000 residents, 19.3 percent of which live below the poverty line and whose median income does not exceed $45,000 a year. Howe decided to meet with local of-
ficials to propose an examination of the community’s food resources. “The level of interest was incredibly strong,” Howe said. “Everybody saw the possibilities, and it was really kind of exciting.” Students who worked on the project created plans that they thought would benefit the community. The plans were hypothetical, but taken into consideration by a small group of residents, local politicians, the Norristown School District Food Director, the principal of Whitehall Elementary School and the Catholic Social Service. Working together, the entire group is called Norristown Food System Task Force. This group oversaw the students’ efforts during the six months they worked in the municipality. The students identified three main problems: access, mobility and finance. Access to grocery stores was limited, as many residents do not own cars and the town’s walkability is lacking. Though public transportation is adequate, it is underutilized. Additional problems with
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Junior Alex Grubard runs a comedy show Wednesday nights at Masters Bar & Restaurant. JANE BABIAN The Temple News
Ten years after Alex Grubard dropped out of Temple, he came back to pursue his career on Wednesday nights at Masters Bar & Restaurant. Now a 28-year-old English major with a focus in creative writing, Grubard runs a comedy showcase held by Masters, located on the corner of 15th and Carlisle streets. The former president of the Temple University Comedy Club said he had the opportunity to perform in the same lineup as comedians like Pete Holmes, Tommy Davidson and MADtv’s Bobby Lee. Grubard said that when he noticed Masters was being built, he contacted the owner, Waylon Nelson, about the possibility of hosting a comedy show. He continued to follow up with Nelson and eventually when the bar opened, he said his wish came true. Two weeks ago, Masters held its first comedy show and Grubard said it has been picking up speed. While the first show had about 25 audience members, the second was closer to 30. “It was the perfect scenario,” Grubard said. Grubard said he previously performed comedy shows at the Draught Horse, Pub Webb and Maxi’s Pizza, but didn’t feel the venues were the right fit. “The way the comedy show works is that it’s a showcase and not an open mic,” Grubard said. “There are no amateurs that perform in the showcase.” The comedy show is also not only exclusive to student performers – local professionals also come
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Students engage community members in food study NORRISTOWN PAGE 7 the transport of goods to emergency assistance programs leaves many food pantries deficient. “I think that the main issue was communication,” Jill Tiernan, a student in Howe’s class and member of the Norristown project, said. She believed many people were unaware of the programs in place. The students identified four solutions: transportation, education, urban development and emergency food services. The Norristown Food System Task Force would oversee the students’ efforts during the six months they worked in the municipality. The students first identified weaknesses in transportation. Many grocery stores were out of reach for families without cars. The students’ proposed solution was a series of mixed-use shopping centers where residential neighborhoods commingled with supermarkets. Another solution was to bring the residents to the produce by using the available public transportation and by improving Norristown’s walkability. “A large portion of the community was lower income and there were few food choices,” Tiernan said. As a low-income area, seven out of 10 public schools in Norristown have more than 70 percent of students eligible for free or reduced lunch. The Norristown Public School District receives funding for nutrient-dense foods through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program and works with Michelle Obama’s “Get Fit” campaign to provide healthy meals to school-aged children. The “Backpack Program,” invented by the students, would use donated goods to provide children with ingredients for a wholesome dinner. Extended YMCA and community center resources would also provide meals to students during the summer recesses. “Feeding children who are experiencing hunger is the responsibility not just of the child’s family, but of the community,” the Norristown Food System Assessment report stated. In attempt to use the community to achieve complete sustainability, the task force identified 131.7 acres of land eligible for urban gardens. These gardens would allow citizens to grow food at low costs. The gardens would also bolster supplies at local food kitchens. Food trucks, too, were identified as a way to bring freshly cooked food to citizens. For the impoverished, the students proposed improvements in the emergency food services, including food pantries and Meals on Wheels. Different appropriation of state funding were also suggested to maintain food kitchen hours. Though no adjustment to funding has been suggested yet, Howe believes something could come out of the program.
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Community Planning and Development students developed a plan to improve food distribution in Norristown.
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‘Couch to 5k’ program gets students up and running the availability of the participants. Participants are required to provide Alongi and Doran with their running experience, which will determine whether they follow a beginner or intermediate profile. “We group the runners together based on SIENNA VANCE their responses to our activity history form, which The Temple News indicates how often they may walk or run,” Doran said. “We start them out walking and jogging at This fall, 25 students will meet and train to- first and progress our workouts and intensity gether to compete in a 5k race. For many, this will throughout the program so that they will be able be their first time ever lacing up for a run. to run three miles by the end.” Campus Recreation kicked off its new Doran said that the goal is to have all partici“Couch to 5k” program on Sept. 8, which aims to pants successfully finish the City 6 5k after the prepare beginner, intermediate and non-runners end of program. to participate in the “Philadelphia City 6” 5k race Steve Young, a director of Campus Recreon Nov. 2. ation and a member of the City 6 committee since Campus Recreation Fitness 1986, already believes that the proCoordinator Anthony Alongi gram will have a good turnout. decided to bring the program to “Anthony came up with a terTemple in an effort to help sturific idea,” Young said. “The nordents live a healthier lifestyle. mal number of participants for the “There’s definitely a need 5k has always stayed a consistent for more students to get active 150 throughout the years, and on campus,” Alongi said. “Most we’ve never had such a terrific of the participants in the program turnout of Temple students.” are newbies who may have never The race began in 2002 as a participated in a 5k before and Anthony Alongi / coordinator special event to tie together the others just walk or run two times participants of City 6 intramural a week, so the program will be tournaments with a charity fundvery beneficial for them.” raiser. Nicholas Doran, an International Blue Cross “Anthony believes that the students can reRecreational Center employee, was inspired to ally do this through fitness preparation,” Young assist Alongi with his project because of his love said. “If he gets at least a dozen students, I’m of running. guessing that the Couch to 5k will be helpful, “I’ve been running ever since I was 15 or 16 knowing that Temple doesn’t produce a boatload years old,” Doran said. “Anthony and I did the of runners for our 5k. Plus, they will also get Broad Street Run together, so he knew that this healthier too.” program would be something that would interest Alongi said that most other universities host me.” their own 5k, but Temple is an exception. Alongi and Doran created handout and lec“The need for Temple participants in the ture materials that will be distributed to partici- City 6 5k was definitely a good starting point, but pants during the first meeting. The materials will the main reason that we are doing this is to help prepare the students for the rigorous training they students live healthier lifestyles,” Alongi said. will undergo for the next seven weeks and will “Hopefully after this we can plan to run it again cover topics like injury prevention, proper fuel- in the future.” ing and how to safely use equipment. “Nick and I did a lot of the planning starting * firstname.lastname@example.org from nothing, which ended up turning into a nineto 10-week process,” Alongi said. “We want to have a lecture series first to help the participants get more acquainted with our group running sessions.” The group meetings for Couch to 5k will occur every week and will be scheduled based on
A new Campus Recreation program prepares students for the City 6 5k in November.
definitely a need for more students to get active on campus.
Iris Dawn Parker uses her photos to highlight South African culture.
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A change of perspective Photographer Iris Dawn Parker is displaying her work on Main Campus. STEPHANIE ROCHA The Temple News Iris Dawn Parker is bringing a piece of South Africa to Temple. The South African photographer will be showcasing some of her photographs during the week of Sept. 15 in Annenberg Hall and the Tyler School of Art. Parker will also be talking about her exhibits, “My Visit with Madiba” and “Mouride Muslims in South Africa” on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. Parker, who was born in North Carolina, now lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She said she wants to give viewers insight on the lives of people of African descent. “This passion is fueled and influenced by a personal need to see and put forth more positive images of daily life of black people,” Parker said. She said her black and
white photos are a visual observation of the Mouride Muslim Brotherhood in Bez Valley, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Over a year ago, Parker said she was invited by the leader of a South African mosque to document religious practices and daily life of the community. Parker said she loved photography from that moment on. “These photos would be seen publicly to show an insight into their religion and culture and to demystify some of the negative views around followers of Islam,” she said. Parker said she no longer was photographing only for personal interest – she wanted to give people a new view on the lives of others and she attempts to put meanings and messages behind every photo she takes. “Resilience and determination to pursue one’s human rights, religious freedom, dignity and a peaceful way of living is one story that I wanted to visually capture in photographs,” she said. Parker said her photos are part of who she is and give her a
new viewpoint on her life. “Seeing through my lens is as integral to my life as seeing with my naked eye,” Parker said. Parker said she wants to showcase photos at Temple to illustrate how others live, something she said society is fearful to confront. She said she hopes to have her photos displayed across the country someday. To Parker, Temple is a great place to start. This past January, her project “Mouride Muslims in South Africa” was on display in a Michigan museum. “Those images generated several weeks of dialogue around differences, tolerance and the fear of the other,” she said. Parker said she hopes her photos help foster positive dialogue among society and build an understanding in Philadelphia. * email@example.com
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Gracie Academy Philadelphia, a facility that teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu, holds free self-defense classes for women. PAGE 11
Collect Yourself. is Lucas Fendlay’s pop-punk solo project. Fendlay is a member of the indie band These Polar Opposites. PAGE 10
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Stories concealed by addiction
Adjunct professor Jillian Bauer (left) created “The Rooms Project” – a multimedia and photo-based project – to tell the stories of recovering alcoholics.
VICTORIA MIER The Temple News
illian Bauer is exhausted. Her hand tremors slightly when she wraps it around the almost empty coffee cup. Everything about her demeanor – slumped shoulders, dark circles – indicates a string of too many late nights, but there is also a spark in Bauer’s eyes, one that would be hard-pressed to go unnoticed. There is something keeping Bauer going, and it’s not caffeine. That motivation fuels her desire to tell stories. There is a specific kind of narrative Bauer is interested in telling, at least for her new undertaking, “The Rooms Project,” a multimedia venture rooted in photography that tells the often-hidden account behind recovering alcoholics and addicts. Though the project is not associated with any institution, recovery method or program, Bauer feels it is an important healing tool. Bauer is passionate about “The Rooms Project,” and there’s a reason for that. “I am a recovering alcoholic,” Bauer said. “But, I’m also a lot of other things.”
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One of those other things, she said, is a storyteller. “Visual storytelling is kind of my thing,” Bauer, 30, said with a smile – and she has the repertoire to prove it. After completing her undergraduate journalism degree at Temple in 2006, Bauer went on to start her own photography business, teach as an adjunct in journalism and design classes at her alma mater and pursue a Master’s degree in interactive design and media at Philadelphia University. To this day, Bauer said she can still recall the exact moment when she realized photography was not only a hobby, but also a passion that would come to shape her entire life. She said her love for photography was kindled when she began to notice severe socioeconomic issues during her time as an undergraduate. Bauer tried to write articles surrounding these issues, but to no avail – her words were never as vivid and visceral as she desired. “I took a candid photo of a guy waiting for a bus at City Hall and that photo, to me, said more about those issues than you could describe to somebody in a five
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Dilworth revamp brings new crowds With photos, journalists get geeky The new addition to City Hall had its opening ceremony on Sept. 4. BRIANNA SPAUSE The Temple News
The walls were torn down outside of City Hall early on the morning of Sept. 4. The foreboding construction barriers that wrapped the entire north side of the building for more than two years were finally been packed away. A crowd gathered at 11 a.m. as Mayor Nutter prepared the scissors for the official cutting of the ribbon ceremony, with Temple’s Diamond Marching Band alongside him. In a fraction of a second the ribbon was cut, and Philadelphia gained a re-amplified Center Square by the name of Dilworth Park. Visitors were welcomed to the common space with ample seating, a recycled-rainwater public fountain that’s open for play and Rosa Blanca, a daily café catered by Chef Jose Garces. The Center City District has programmed free events through the end of October in order to transform Dilworth Park into a hub for community gatherings and the local art scene. “You can sit there quietly and read a book, or check Wi-Fi, or go
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A recycled-rainwater public fountain opened to the public on Sept. 4 at Dilworth Park.
listen to music,” said Paul Levy, president and CEO of the Center City Planning District. “We’re not going to program this with Parkwaystyle events. There will be nights where we close [the fountain] and people will put chairs there, and have events. There are lots of different ways to gather in small groups or large groups.”
Pictures in the Park will kick off the relaxed programming on Sept. 9 with a screening of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” followed by a weekly series on Tuesdays at dusk. Wednesdays will be taken over by Live @ Lunch. From noon to 2 p.m. local musicians gain exposure by performing for the Philadelphians on their lunch break, whether they
choose to stop and listen or just pass by. “The entire Live @ Lunch series is an amazing showcase and a great step for Philly towards bringing better quality and more music and arts in general to the forefront,” artist Brian LaPann, who is billed for Sept. 10, said. “Open air, free musical enter-
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hen one hears the words “GeekFest,” they probably immediately assume that it's some celebration of comics, games, sci-fi and etcetera. I'll admit I did. GeekFest is an annual event where the APhotoADay community – created by GeekFest organizer, Melissa Lyttle of the Tampa Bay Times – gather to listen, talk and just hang out. This year’s event, held Sept. 12-14, will ALBERT HONG include presentations Geeking Out from prominent photographers and photojournalists. APhotoADay is a website that posts new photos every day. Lyttle created it in 2001 after she and her friend started emailing each other photos after realizing there weren’t many ways of seeing other work. Soon, friends and fellow colleagues started reaching out to be included and
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Berio’s 14 Sequenzas strives to make classical music interactive.
Collect Yourself. Lucas Fendlay is releasing his new album in January. Fendlay moved to the city in 2011 to attend the Art Institute of Philadelphia, where he studied audio production.
Pop-punk band Collect Yourself. will release a split next month. JARED WHALEN The Temple News Maryland native Lucas Fendlay learned his way around Philly and threw himself into the local music scene’s grind. While still actively playing with indie rock band These Polar Opposites, Fendlay recently brought a new pop-punk project, Collect Yourself., to the table. Collect Yourself., currently a solo project, released its first EP, “--if ever you should,” on Sept. 9. It has since been released on cassette by Sorry Girls Records. Fendlay describes his sound as bedroom pop/post-skramz hardcore. Collect Yourself. will be on a Northeast tour in early October. The Temple News: So Lucas, tell me a little bit about yourself.
Lucas Fendlay: I grew up in Maryland in a town called Hereford, like, half an hour North of Baltimore. I moved to Philly for school [Art Institute of Philadelphia] in 2011 and went to school for audio production. My focus was theater sound design and composition. TTN: When did you first start playing music? LF: I got my first instrument that I cared about when I was nine or 10 from my dad. It was my black Les Paul knockoff, made by Bradley. It was his when he was a kid and I was way excited about it. I learned an Eric Clapton song first and played blues scales for a while until I got into writing songs a couple of years later. I always wanted to play drums since I was little and I actually had this miniature Pearl drum kit that I had gotten for Christmas when I was really little but I was pretty distracted about it and didn't care enough at that point to start playing seriously, I don't actually even know what happened to that kit. So the guitar is what I would say made
me get excited about playing music. TTN: Besides Collect Yourself., what have your done musically? LF: I started recording on a fourtrack Tascam tape recorder when I was in middle school. One of my best friends stopped using it and gave it to me to play with. I recorded a lot of really rough lo-fi sad 13-year-old jams for a couple of years and then played "lead" guitar [laughs] in a couple of pop-punk bands and then I started my first band in 10th grade. It was a pretty interesting emo/indie band I guess, called Bottom of the River. We played shows for about a year. Then we had weird lineup switches and I started writing songs for a project with two of my other friends that actually sort of became what These Polar Opposites is. TTN: How would you describe the Philadelphia music scene and your connection to it? LF: The Philly music scene is a really cool thing. Baltimore had somewhat of a show scene but it wasn't nearly as energetic or prolific.
Kids didn't really go out to regular shows and houses got shut down a lot. Kids in Philly go to some shows, at least the ones that are interested in the scene and some houses still get shut down I guess – neighbors and things – but there's a handful of people who take booking and running shows really seriously and it's approached a lot more legitimately than I remember DIY shows in Baltimore. More than that though, it's a super friendly scene. I've met a lot of people in the last few years that have been so welcoming and inclusive, regarding meeting for the first time at a show during a cigarette between bands or whatever, and I've made more friends than I ever had playing in bands before I moved here. I guess my connection to the scene is sort of just that – I started going to shows at some of the more consistent show spaces, and made some friends at those shows and it sort of just rippled. It's really pop-punk, but the amount of friends I know I'm going to see at certain shows or certain houses makes this
Manayunk welcomes new special education school The Y.A.L.E. school for children with special needs is opening another facility. JULIA CHIANGO The Temple News After earning a well-known name in New Jersey, the Y.A.L.E School for children with special needs will expand to the Manayunk area to meet the overwhelming demand of children and their families from Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Originating in 1976, the Y.A.L.E School has spent many years providing an extensive curriculum for children with disorders ranging from autism to anxiety. The school provides a hands-on learning environment, and a place where the children feel safe and at home. “There are a lot of kids coming from Philadelphia and the surrounding areas such as King of Prussia that wanted to enroll in our New Jersey campus [so] we needed to build a location that was more accessible for families in the Philadelphia area,” said Lauren Bell, the school’s program director. “We are currently renting out a rectory
in Manayunk where we have a transition tion that involves a reimbursement from the school set up for our older students.” school district. A transition school is used to expand “We have gotten a great welcome from skills such as cooking, cleaning and learn- people and business owners in the Manaing different means of yunk area and we love the transportation. This type location,” said Bell. of program is targeted Bell said the curricufor the schools’ oldest lum ensures a lot of projectstudents, who range from based learning. The school high school-aged to 21 also uses a program called years old. STEAM, which aids stuBell taught in the dents in the ability to dive Philadelphia school dismore deeply into science, trict for six years before technology, engineering, moving to New Jersey. arts and mathematics proShe began working for the grams, all taught in the Y.A.L.E School 10 years school’s hands-on learning ago, and has earned her experience. certification for teaching The Manayunk campus special-ed students. is set to open this coming Lauren Bell / program director fall for grades six to eight. “Working at the Y.A.L.E School is such The school is still accepting a rewarding experience,” Bell said. “The new students for this year. teachers also go through very extensive “We really want to promote a place training regarding bullying. The kids are for high academics, where the students’ intaught to speak up and learn to advocate for terests are embraced and cultivated,” Bell themselves, they are encouraged to write said. “They will be able to see a bright fuanonymous complaints to the counselors if ture for themselves, and use hands on learnthey have a specific issue.” ing to find the right fit into our society.” As far as funding goes, parents can pay for the tuition themselves, or there is an op- * firstname.lastname@example.org
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scene really fun. TTN: You’ve mentioned plans to make Collect Yourself. a full band. What's the plan and reason for that? LF: I have more of a plan for it than a reason I think. Mostly, I like yelling and moving around a lot and I want to not play guitar, at least some of the time. I just feel restricted holding a guitar the whole time and I've never been in a project where that isn't the case. Also, I'd like to utilize more livetriggered samples, I wrote some cool ukulele and glockenspiel parts, and some of the songs I'm working on are a lot heavier. I also own a megaphone now so I need two hands for that. It won't happen until I put out my fulllength in January, but it should be cool. TTN: What are some future plans for Collect Yourself.? LF: Split with Turing Cops next month, tour in October, full-length in January and scattered Philly shows and weekend runs. * jared. email@example.com
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Local self-defense class created for women teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu ACADEMY PAGE 1 the class for hands-on practice. The goal is to give them as much experience with realistic situations as possible, he said. “This focuses on the people who aren’t great athletes, who aren’t bigger and can’t compete on an equal level physically with somebody,” Rago said. “But you have to use body mechanics and physics to compensate.” Rago started the school four years ago with friend and martial artist Zak Maxwell, who now lives in California. He began training jiu-jitsu in 2003 at 33 years old and practiced aikido and Japanese jiu-jitsu – two other grappling arts – as well. “I always thought this appeared to be the most effective [martial art],” Rago said. “I trained obliquely in it and other martial arts that I thought did more or less the same thing. Then I started training at a real Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy and learned that it wasn’t the same. And I wanted to do it as much as possible.”
Brazilian jiu-jitsu immigrated to and beginner white belts, with the addiBrazil from Japan around the turn of tion of a self-defense class for women the century, where the Gracie Academy who want to learn how to defend themwas established around 1925. selves if they would ever need to. From there, the sport evolved, “We try to introduce the sport in but retained its street fighting qualities a more friendly, bubbly environment, that are applied in selfwhich is a little bit difdefense. ferent than the normal Victor Dilella, seclass structure,” Faulnior computer science haber said. major, started practicing Kathy Gomez jiu-jitsu six years ago. used to be a full-time After encouragement gym member at the from a friend to train at facility where Gracie Gracie Academy, DilelAcademy members la is now a student and train and one day deinstructor at the acadcided to try out the emy. sport. Now, she attends “I trained in Bryn regular classes as well Mawr for a couple as the self-defense years, and my friend Samantha Faulhaber / instructor class. told me about the place “I’m almost 40 and I liked training here,” Dilella said. and I don’t have an exercise back“When I finally came, I loved it.” ground,” Gomez said. “I’m totally not Now, the academy offers classes the same person. I mostly work in an every day for experienced black belts office, so I never get to see what my
“God forbid I
should ever have to use it. But if I do, I’ll feel more comfortable and I have a much better shot at it.
body can do and never what it can do with other people. I feel good.” Rago said he hopes that women in the class will take home the moves and exercises to practice. These strategies, he said, will help avoid confrontation on the street, if nothing else. “From a physical perspective, it really works your core and pushes you to use muscles you haven’t worked before,” Gomez said. “From a psychological perspective, it feels really empowering to learn techniques to defend yourself and know your body and what it can do,” Students like Gomez and Faulhaber say they have never had to use jiujitsu techniques in a real-world setting. “God forbid I should ever have to use it,” Faulhaber said. “But if I do, I’ll feel more comfortable and I have a much better shot at it.” * firstname.lastname@example.org ( 215.204.7416 T @Emily_Rolen
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Gracie Academy Philadelphia teaches a free self-defense class for women 12 and older. The classes are held on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Photographer gives addiction a voice BAUER PAGE 9 hundred or six hundred word article,” Bauer said. From there, it just suddenly clicked for her. “A frame is a way for us to tell a story,” Bauer said. Now, she wants to tell the stories of alcoholics and addicts in a new light. Bauer said she believes a photo is worth a thousand words, but she hopes she can bring a fresh meaning to the old cliché. Part of that new meaning comes from Bauer’s own experience in the recovery process. Bauer said she struggled with alcohol from the time she picked up her first or second drink. She also recalled her preconceived notion of what an alcoholic or addict was – a notion that hindered her ability to seek help. “Alcoholics, in my mind, had lost it all, or never had ‘it’ to begin with. Whatever that ‘it’ is,” Bauer said. “But then I went to my first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and none of those people there fit the stereotype I had built up in my mind of what a recovering alcoholic was.” The more Bauer heard of peoples’ stories, the more she realized there was a parallel between her own and theirs.
“When I was able to identify with each of these people, because we have this disease in common, I saw the variety in the rooms of recovery,” Bauer said. “That variety reflects what you would see in any public setting.” Bauer did not realize the people she would meet in recovery would not fit the dark stereotype of an alcoholic or addict she had created in her head. “If I had known that, I would’ve gotten sober sooner,” Bauer said. Now, Bauer wants to make sure no one else struggling with an addiction feels that way. One of the most important points of The Rooms Project, Bauer said, is that all kinds of people are affected by alcoholism. She hopes to undeniably show that idea to the world. “I started setting up portrait dates,” Bauer said. “I would tell whoever I was photographing to choose a place that says something about who they are as a person outside of recovery, or shows them in an environment they would not be in without recovery.” * email@example.com
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Jillian Bauer released “The Rooms Project” to tell the unspoken stories of recovering alcoholics through photos and multimedia.
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then those friends invited their friends. The site now has about 2100 members from all over the country and world. In addition to the daily front photo, the site also hosts a listserv on which beginning photographers and photojournalists can look to for tips, critiques and inspiration. “We’ve seen themselves find their voice here and see themselves grow photographically,” Lyttle said. However, the primary benefit of there being a community seems to be just that: being part of an active, close-knit group. Luanne Dietz, Emmy Award winning freelance photojournalist and Director of All Things Good at Hipstamatic’s Cause Beautiful, turned to APhotoADay when she was just getting started. “I learned that it wasn’t really about the images but more about the conversations surrounding them,” Dietz said in an email. “They care about the photojournalism industry, they care about the work that is being done, and most importantly they care about the photographers who are doing that work.” Vince Musi, former photographer for the Pittsburgh Press and now a photographer for National Geographic, talked about how valuable the APhotoADay and GeekFest collective are, especially with the many hardships of the visual industry. “Photography itself is a very solitary art form – you do it by yourself,” Musi said. “This allows everybody to get together in a non-competitive environment where they can share stories, get inspired and be motivated to go back out there.” Some of the people who will speak this weekend have admitted that photojournalism was not the career that they had planned to get into. Dave Maialetti, staff photographer for Daily News, Philly.com and the Inquirer, attended Temple as a business major. He then switched to film before a professor critiqued his films, saying that the only good thing about his work was the photography. It wasn’t until after he took a photojournalism class at Temple and began working as a photojournalist that he realized what he wanted to pursue. “For me, it was when I realized what you could do with still image and the ability to connect and tell stories,” Maialetti said. “That element of photojournalism definitely made me reconsider what I wanted to do.” Understandably, photojournalism is not the most attractive industry because of its fiscal issues. “I think the biggest problem right now is funding,” Lyttle said. “They can’t tell the stories worth telling because money is tight.” That’s why APhotoADay, with its non-profit status, is also holding an online photo auction through Paddle 8 until Sept. 16 to help support photographers. While the problems of the journalism industry as a whole can’t be ignored, the benefits are enough to keep visual journalists working. Sol Neelman, Pulitzer Prizewinning photojournalist for 10 years, found a new avenue where he could express his love of sports and weird things into a book project called “Weird Sports.” The text is filled with photos of weird sports around the globe. Its sequel “Weird Sports 2” is launching Saturday. “I just wanted to find fun things to photograph where people were having a great time,” Neelman said. “I wanted it to celebrate the photos and moments.” The inspiration for the book project actually came from Neelman’s first ever GeekFest back in 2005, where he collaborated with veterans and amateurs alike. * firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
KARA MILSTEIN AND EMILY ROLEN TTN
Spruce Street Harbor Park will remain open another month due to popular demand.
Mac ‘n’ cheese truck drives into Philly Mac Mart, started by Marti Lieberman, made Zagat’s “30-under-30” list. SIOBHAN REDDING The Temple News The city streets are lined with food trucks. But 2012 Drexel graduate Marti Lieberman still found something missing. In fall 2012, she opened up Philadelphia’s first mac ‘n’ cheese food truck, Mac Mart, on her alma mater’s campus. Word spread quickly and the city’s only mac ‘n’ cheese food truck was soon traveling around visiting popular spots like Love Park and catering private events. Lieberman even caught the
eye of Zagat, a traveling review web- mac ‘n’ cheese combinations to choose site, and made its “30-under-30” list from. for young PhiladelThe small busiphians in the culinary ness owner and cook scene. had very different “It was pretty plans for her future cool to be put on this when she graduated prestigious list,” Lifrom Drexel Univereberman said. “I don’t sity in 2012. With a consider myself a degree in corporate chef but all of the recand public relations, ipes are mine and my she hoped to get a job sister, Pamela Lieberin either in fashion or Marti Lieberman / truck owner man’s.” public relations. LiLieberman and eberman found one her sister have one in the fashion induscheese sauce recipe, but created up to try but knew it wasn’t for her. 53 different mac ‘n’ cheese recipes. Following the advice of her mothThey serve about five types of mac er and grandfather, Lieberman had to ‘n’ cheese out of their food truck each find a backup plan before she could day but can provide much more when quit her job. catering events. When considering top“I was at dinner one night and I pings, Mac Mart has a couple thousand just spit out that I was going to open
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are professional cooks, but I consider myself an entrepreneur.
a mac ‘n’ cheese food truck,” Lieberman said. “I had joked about it with my family and friends before because they really like the mac ‘n’ cheese that I made but I really didn’t think it was going to happen.” With the support of her mother and grandfather, she began researching exactly how to get her mac ‘n’ cheese food truck business off the ground. Lieberman also networked online, her favorite part of the job. “My sister and I are professional cooks, but I consider myself an entrepreneur,” Lieberman said. “My passion is in the business and customer service side.” Lieberman also credits the marketing aspect of social media for helping her business grow. “I really pay attention to reaching out to my customers on social media because I think that is how I stayed in
business,” Lieberman said. “I respond to everyone and we like to put up pictures too.” All of her marketing efforts are clearly paying off. Aside from the Zagat mention, Mac Mart is also expanding and opening two concession stands in the Wells Fargo Center this fall. Lieberman has also gotten calls from prospective clients in Los Angeles and Chicago. Lieberman said Mac Mart’s success was unexpected, but that hasn’t stopped her from taking full advantage of it. “I’d really like to keep expanding,” Lieberman said. “I want to become a mini chain around the country for college students and special events.” * email@example.com
Crowds gather for Dilworth’s grand opening tainment for the public should be revered as a privilege of living in a great city. Having a platform to connect with the people on such a stage is an amazing opportunity that I don’t take it for granted.” StylePOP will host a designer pop-up market on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., DJs will take charge of the park on Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and Grooves in the Groves will wrap up lunch-time hours on Fridays and Saturdays by hosting local violinists, harpists and cellists. Exclusively in October, interactive art, live music and a beer garden will add a fall spice to the park for OctoberFest on Oct. 18 and 25 from 12-6 p.m. and Oct. 23 from 6-8 p.m. The newly renovated Dilworth Park is home to a dynamic, open floor plan that began underground. The main motivation for the massive renovation was to simplify City Hall’s subway network, and allow public transportation users direct access to the Broad Street line, Market-Frankford line, trolley lines and the Suburban Station concourse. “The park sits above a network of rail transit that was really not recognized by the last plaza design,” Richard Maimon, principal of the architecture firm in charge, Kieran Timberlake, said. “It was completely circuitous and difficult to orient in any way, whether you lived here for your life [or] were a visitor.” After receiving a $15 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the Obama administration in 2010, and other public and private funds, the Dilworth Park Design and Construction team began to prepare. The team, consisting of Kieran-
Timberlake and OLIN architecture firms and Urban Engineers, had two goals in mind. “Number one was recognizing the transit below, and giving it an appropriate entrance that had the magnitude for the center of a major city,” Maimon said. “Number two was making it completely legible, simple and easy to follow with natural flow. What that meant was converting the previous maze of spaces below grade that were difficult to orient – I think probably even for SEPTA’s own staff – and converting that to a single access [point].” Two glass head house fixtures now frame the focal point of City Hall, sloped in such a way that the facing entrances to the new subway concourse form a geometric circle with the center of the building. The design serves as an implied monument that pays respect to the historical center of Philadelphia, and hopes to revitalize it’s purpose, Levy said. “City Hall showed up as a gap in the fabric, a building that people loved but [it] didn’t connect,” Levy said. “One of the pride design aspects of this project, besides what happened with the architecture, was to draw the city together to its original center square.” Although the project was not completely finished before being opened to the public, Levy projects that both the walkway to the Ritz hotel, and the Southwest tree grove will be finished by Oct. 15. When the fall comes to an end, the livelihood of the park will not. Dilworth Park will be home to an ice skating rink for the winter season, beginning in November. * firstname.lastname@example.org T @BriannaSpause
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ANDREW THAYER (TOP) AND BRIANNA SPAUSE (LEFT) TTN
Dilworth Park opened on Sept. 4 with seating, a recycled-rainwater public fountain and Rosa Blanca, a daily café.
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