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After crackdown, CSS steps back The number of alcohol arrests was cut in half in the past two weekends. EDWARD BARRENECHEA The Temple News

T President Theobald teaches a freshman seminar to President’s Scholars at Sullivan Hall on Mondays. The class discusses issues at the university and seeks to develop potential solutions in response. | HUA ZONG TTN

Presiding over class

President Theobald’s freshman seminar confronts university issues.

ings, the two are joined each Monday by ideas and feedback with the president, quesa graduate assistant and 24 freshmen for a tioning different aspects of the health sysone-hour, one-credit class tem and offering solutions focusing on organizational to the hospital’s financial change by tackling a differsituation. ent problem facing Temple When one student proeach week. posed shutting down the The subject of the emergency room to cut third class of the semester costs, he quickly offered the was the finances of Temple freshman a lesson in busiUniversity Hospital, someness. thing the president said “In management, you Neil Theobald / president never threaten anything keeps him up at night. “This is the issue that you’re not willing to do,” wakes me up at 3 a.m. and I can’t get back Theobald said. to sleep,” Theobald said, seated at the end For Theobald, who is entering his 10th of the conference table across from his wife. month as president, the class is an opportu“That’s kind of the nightmare of my life.” nity to continue something he has been Over the next hour, students exchanged

“In management,

SEAN CARLIN The Temple News It’s their date night. But before President Neil Theobald and his wife, Sheona Mackenzie, could head off to dinner at Butcher and Singer in Center City, the couple of 31 years bonded in a way that only a lifelong professor and a retired school psychologist can: they taught. Nestled in a conference room on the second floor of Sullivan Hall, a room normally reserved for high-level administrative and Board of Trustees committee meet-

you never threaten anything you’re not willing to do.

With tragic death, a chance at life

Non-student suffers fatal fall at Kardon, donates liver to family friend.

Alumna helps ESL workers Program teaches English to city’s immigrants. A.E. THOMPSON The Temple News

JOHN MORITZ News Editor Landon Nuss was always the first person classmates at Warwick High School would expect to give out compliments and a smile when he passed them in the halls. “Everyone knew Landon, everyone loved him,” said former classmate Taylor Calta, now a sophomore at Temple. Nuss was died tragically over the weekend after he fell one story from a stairwell in Kardon Atlantic Apartments on Saturday morning, Sept. 28. However, in what one friend said is a testament to his personality, Nuss’ last gift of organ do-


Landon Duss died after a fall at Kardon Atlantic.| Courtesy TAYLOR CALTA

nation saved the life of another beloved resident of his hometown of Lititz, Pa. Nuss, 19, had graduated from Warwick High School in 2012 and was visiting friends at Temple this weekend when tragedy struck. Acting Executive


he crackdown on student drinking by Temple police that resulted in 270 arrests or citations during the first four weeks of this semester took a different direction these past two weekends, with only 11 reported alcohol-related incidents. Charlie Leone, the acting executive director of Campus Safety Services, said police only pursued a “handful” of citations during the weekend from Sept. 20 to the 22. During the first month of the fall semester, Temple Police joined forces with the Philadelphia Police Department and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to suppress underage and excessive drinking, as well as the crimes they said follow such behavior, by increasing weekend patrols. The increase in patrols resulted in more than 270 alcohol offense ciations in campus residence halls and in the blocks around campus. “Our goal is to go out and send out a message and then sit back and see if students notice and have it take effect,” Leone said. Leone said CSS has kept a visual presence in the blocks around campus in the most re-

Like many college students, Mallory Fix worked her way through school. But the hours she spent as a runner at Garces Trading Co. paid off in another way – it inspired her to begin an English language program designed to help immigrants working at restaurants. After beginning in January as a pilot program, English for the Restaurant and Everyday Living is now supported by The Garces Family Foundation, started by Iron Chef restaurateur Jose Garces and his wife Dr. Beatriz Garces to serve Philadelphia’s immigrants, and has expanded to its own home in South Philadelphia. “It’s been exhausting, but it’s been great,” said Fix, who

earned a master’s degree in education in 2011. The program offers classes in both language and content – everything from verbs to sanitation demonstrations. “Classes are designed to help students better their job prospects but also to connect with their communities giving them the confidence to feel wel-

comed in a variety of settings,” Fix said. It was while studying in the TESOL program and thinking about why communication breakdowns happen that Fix said she realized “what we’re talking about in class, I’m actually seeing.” So far, more than 40 stu-

Scuba class teaches physics of diving and certifies students. PAGE 7 Students in Mike Guckin’s scuba diving course earn three credits for physical education.| ERIC DAO TTN

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Brunner directs for success

Tour benefits a greater cause

A new program run by Campus Safety Services equips campus security officers with tablets to quicken crime reporting. PAGE 2

The Diamond Marching Band director lets students weigh in on song choices and has recieved recognition from Rolling Stone. PAGE 7

Chad Stokes tours the country by way of living room concerts and donates proceeds to charity. PAGE 9

New tablets issued to officers

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cent weeks, though it has been less active in handing down punishment. “I do believe that the students are getting the message,” he said. “I’ve seen and heard through social media, students referencing alcohol and our enforcement effort. We want [our enforcement] to stay in their heads, hoping they will become more responsible with drinking.” For students living on and around Main Campus, the reactions to police crackdowns on student drinking have been mixed. “From what I have been hearing, they have been handling out more citations recently,” Naveed Ahsan, a senior journalism major, said. “I believe they have been using strong measures.” Anton Zee, a senior computer science major, strongly urged students to consider the consequences of being drunk and breaking the law. “Sometimes, by being in the car with someone who is drunk,


Trustees to ask for more state funds BOT to vote on appropriation request at October meeting. JOE GILBRIDE The Temple News The Board of Trustees is expected to approve a budget request for more state funding that it will send to the Pennsylvania State General Assembly after the board meets in October, university officials said. Ray Betzner, assistant vice president for University Communications, said the board will also set their agenda for the coming year at the Oct. 8 meeting. Betzner said the board will likely seek a boost in state funding similar to the one announced by Penn State last week. Penn State requested a 5.1 percent increase. Betzner said Temple’s request could be for a similar rate. The Commonwealth decided it had little room to give in the 2013-14 fiscal year budget passed by Gov. Tom Corbett, which kept Temple’s appropriation money stagnant this year. Betzner said President Neil Theobald will attend the board’s General Assembly meeting to personally make the case for more funding when the board begins to consider the common-



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Two former football players had hearings last week on assault charges. Former linebacker Praise Martin-Oguike faces trial on Oct. 7. PAGE 6

ADVENTISTS BUILD COMMUNITY CENTER An abandoned building on the 1600 block of West Oxford Street will be revitalized into a community center and student housing by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. ONLINE




Professor uses math to solve traffic jams

Seibold’s research deals with “phantom traffic jams,” or traffic jams that occur for no specific situational reasons, such as an accident or a lane closure. When the amount of traffic on a road is sufficiently dense, small changes in vehicles’ acceleraJOE BRANDT tions can have a rippling effect The Temple News and cause a phantom traffic jam. Benjamin Seibold is pas- These jams relate to a certain phenomenon the team called sionate about traffic. That’s not to say the Temple “jamitons,” a term derived from professor enjoys the stop-and- the soliton, a type of wave that go on his way to work. Rather, behaves similarly to a jamiton. “We often call them ‘stophe makes it his work to combine and-go waves’ his other passion, of traffic, where mathematics, you drive, and with research to suddenly you alleviate traffic. have to brake In addition to because the perteaching a graduson in front of ate-level course you brakes, and on mathematical then as a conmodeling, Seisequence you bold, professor force the person of mathematics behind you to at the College brake, and this of Science and then triggers a Technology, has wave that goes worked with acabackwards on demics and rethe road, a wave searchers around of braking vethe world to find hicles,” Seibold ways of comparBenjamin Seibold/ professor said. ing even the most By treating congested traffic the flow of traffic like that of jams with natural phenomena. “In the past three years, liquids and gases, one can relate we’ve gained a lot of new re- it to mathematics and physics, sults. But the general premise of Seibold said. “The equations that dewhat we’re trying to solve and find is still the same,” Seibold scribe gases when they are resaid. TRAFFIC PAGE 3

Using the laws of physics, professor studies traffic jams called “jamitons.”

“The art of

Campus Safety Services is rolling out a new program that arms campus security officers with tablets to quicken the process of crime reporting. It cost the university $450 per tablet, at a total cost of $22,500. | SHASH SCHAEFFER TTN

CSS pays $22K for tablet program

New technology program to begin this fall after several months of delays. CINDY STANSBURY The Temple News


ampus Safety Services is planning to introduce a new program that will equip police officers with Samsung Galaxy tablets after CSS began

experimenting with such a program in February. Acting Executive Director of CSS Charlie Leone said this technological addition is meant to advance the department in a multitude of sectors, including paperwork, identification and monitoring of personnel. CSS purchased 50 of the new tablets at a cost of $450 each, for a total of $22,500. In addition, CSS will pay Verizon Communications, Inc. $50 a month in service fees. “You write about 20,000

reports per year,” Leone said, adding that during the process, reports often have to be sent back to officers for clarification or missing information. Leone said with the use of the tablets officers will have the ability to complete reports in the field and send them to supervisors instantly. If the supervisor finds the report unsatisfactory, it is sent back to alert the officer that the report needs improvement. Leone said the tablets will also reduce paper trails involv-

ing confidential information. “It goes straight into our database, it’s not just sitting there for everybody to see, nothing stays on the tablet” he said. Systems administrator Edda Bejarano-Lewis added that all information would be wiped from the tablet at the end of the shift in order to keep information secure. The tablets are also to be used for fast identification of suspects and stolen items while in the field, Leone said.


traffic modeling is to formulate models that are simple, but still capture and reproduce phenomena that are observed in reality.

Marketing rep fills Theobald’s new administration role New position created by President Theobald directs university marketing. SEAN CARLIN The Temple News In her five months at Temple, Karen Clarke has noticed an attitude she wants to change.


“Temple shares somewhat of a lack of awareness about how good it really is,” said Clarke, the university’s first vice president for strategic marketing and communications. “I come in with fresh eyes and say, ‘You all have no idea how good you really are.’” It’s that self-deprecating attitude that Clarke said she wants to mold into a sense of “pride, enthusiasm and genuine love of

Temple” by students and faculty through the way the university brands and markets itself. Clarke’s position was created by President Neil Theobald when he assumed the presidency in January in an effort to more effectively brand the university, something he said was a weakness of Temple. “We do not do nearly a good enough job of telling our story,” Theobald said in an in-

terview shortly after he took over as president. “If you’re going to recruit new students, recruit new faculty, they have to know what a wonderful place this is. It’s not bragging, it is letting people know the return they will receive by coming to school here, by being a faculty member here, by donating money here. This is a really important place and people need to know that.” Clarke was named to the

cabinet position on April 1 after a nationwide search chaired by Senior Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs Ken Lawrence. She started at Temple on May 1. Prior to taking the job at Temple, Clarke spent seven years at the University of Houston, where she was the associate vice president for marketing and communication. She also worked in a marketing and

communications role at the University of South Florida and as a reporter in Florida before heading to Houston. As vice president, Clarke is responsible for “setting the overall strategic and creative direction of the university’s branding, marketing, and communications efforts,” according to the university. Clarke’s position brings to-


Owl Cards a no-go for SEPTA Former student pres. a trustee NPT technology not compatible with current ID cards. MARCUS MCCARTHY The Temple News STUDENT GOVERNMENT Despite the excitement surrounding the possibility brought up by last year’s student government campaign, Temple’s student IDs will not likely be able to work on SEPTA’s updated fare system until 2018. In 2011, SEPTA announced that the company would be updating how it collects fares in what was named the New Payment Technology system. Temple officials and students were hopeful of joining in on the changes. The current ruling party of Temple Student Government, Temple United, originally included the prospective Owl Card payment technology in their election campaign platform last year. The NPT initiative was part of a larger overhaul of SEPTA’s fare collection system, which

will do away with tokens, transfers, passes and Regional Rail tickets. Instead, the “smart” technologies of the NPT are scheduled to be phased into operation. This offered the prospect of using Owl Cards, Temple’s student IDs, as payment as well. However, SEPTA recently informed Temple officials that the technology used in Owl Cards is not compatible with the readers to be installed for the NPT initiative. This update is likely to keep Owl Cards out of use for SEPTA in the near future. The current practice is to update them every six years for security reasons, allowing for the next update to possibly include compatible technology. Owl Cards were updated last year, therefore it’s not likely that Owl Cards will work with SEPTA’s NPT until 2018. Richard Rumer, associate vice president of business services, said Owl Cards currently use technology such as the “tap and go” feature for scanning. The NPT will not include readers capable of this feature.

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The other possibility is for SEPTA to add readers compatible with Owl Cards, though the university has no concrete plans on convincing SEPTA to take such a route. “Whether or not that’s going to work, we don’t know,” Rumer said. Darin Bartholomew, Temple’s student body president, welcomes the thought of improving the possibilities of the Owl Card in other ways. “There’s still an opportunity to get more value to Owl Cards,” he said. Future negotiations including these possibilities are likely to be affected by other forces as well. Massive budget reduction and a possible collapse of services is looming for SEPTA. What’s come to be known as the “doomsday budget” was made by SEPTA officials in reaction to the proposed state budget which severely cut its funding. This doomsday plan would close nine of the 13 rail lines, eliminate a subway route and convert some trolley lines to


After serving decades in politics, Bob Rovner chairs student affairs committee. JOE GILBRIDE The Temple News The walls of trustee Bob Rovner’s law offices are covered in photographs. Rovner is in every one, shaking hands with prominent political Meet the Trustees figures or The first article in a series. s m i l i n g next to old friends. Each one documents his rise from student body president at Temple in 1965 to an active member of Temple’s Board of Bob Rovner began his political career as student body Trustees today, a story he likes president in 1965. He now chairs the student affairs committee. | JOE GILBRIDE TTN to tell often. “I’m someone who came back to his years as an under- District Attorney for Philadelfrom humble beginnings,” graduate at Temple in the 1960s. phia, and from there, he won a Rovner said. “I was able to get He was president of all his seat on the Pennsylvania State a great education at Temple, and classes up until his senior year, Senate. achieved great success in my when he became the student Since 1996, Rovner has personal life and for Temple.” body president. After graduat- served on Temple’s Board of Rovner said he has always ing from Temple law school in BOT PAGE 3 had political ambitions, going 1968, he became the Assistant BOARD OF TRUSTEES




Physics invention raises cash

Oil viscosity patent generates $150,000 from licensing. JASMINE PAYOUTE The Temple News A new invention that can improve the fuel efficiency in in oil pipelines has had financial success as Temple’s second largest licensing earner, bringing in more than $150,000 in the latest fiscal year. Rongjia Tao’s Applied Oil Technology, licensed exclusively with Save the World’s Air Inc., improves the efficiency of industrial crude oil pipelines by reducing their viscosity. Tao’s invention trails only the licensing of a cancer therapeutic developed at Temple’s Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology. During the 2012-13 fiscal year, Temple saw a 360 percent increase in research and technology royalties from the previous

year, bringing in $11.5 million. the research,” Tao said, laughBy increasing oil’s maxi- ing. “We continue the same roumum flow capacity and reduc- tine. My wife still takes care of ing gas emissions, Applied Oil the family.” Technology can save pipeline With this new emergence owners money by of income decreasing operatTao said ing expenses per that all the barrel move, enmoney they abling lower transreceive will portation costs, Tao be guided said. toward more In addition, its efficient reRongjia Tao / physics chair Applied Oil Techsearch. nology, Save the World’s Air “With this money we will Inc. holds 47 exclusive licens- continue our research in perfecting agreements with technolo- ing our technology,” Tao said. gies developed by Temple re- “Energy wasting made smarter searchers. is our goal. In the long haul we “The company started with wish to fully utilize resources a research project,” Tao said. securing resources for future “At that time they did not have generations.” any related commercialization Upon beginning his recompanies.” search one of the biggest probTao has received $60,000 lems Tao said he faced was the from the start-up company. lack of good researchers and Even with continued growth in mechanics. value he said that his personal After coming from Shanglife has not been greatly affected hai to get his graduate degree by his fortune. from Columbia University, Tao “Nothing has changed but said he chose to stay at Temple

“I want to make

an impact on the future society.

because its commercialization played a key role in making his project successful. Growing up, Tao’s aunt wished for him to be a doctor. Uninterested in that profession, Tao said the most rewarding aspect of his career is being able to call himself an inventor. “I want to make an impact on the future society,” Tao said. Tao said his next steps would be medical. Leaning toward a medicine that will reduce blood wastes resulting in a reduction in heart attacks, the Temple scientist said he will be using the same basic fundamentals but with different regulations. “Temple’s reputation has been rising fast,” Tao said. “Our work is being nationally recognized and we can only hope to continue to train future scientists.” Jasmine Payoute can be reached at payoute.jasmine@temple. edu.

Theobald’s new administrative position centralizes marketing CLARKE PAGE 2 gether communications duties that were once housed in two different areas. Previously, University Communications, which handles internal, media and public relations, would report to Lawrence’s office, while Marketing Communications would be run through Institutional Advancement. Clarke now oversees these communications responsibilities, a job which Lawrence said earlier this year will “bring these two lines together and become the focal point for communications at the university.” Lawrence said Clarke’s past experience set her apart from other candidates because she had worked with both communications and marketing and was able to successfully combine the two. Clarke said a coordinated approach with communications

and marketing will allow the university’s message to stick with its audiences. “The way you get your story out is that you have to repeat the message appropriately so you’re telling the same story the same way over time to different audiences, so it starts to resonate,” Clarke said. “That’s why a coordinated approach is going to make a difference.” Though this will take the communications duties away from Lawrence and Tilghman Moyer, interim senior vice president of Institutional Advancement, Clarke said she will be working “hand in hand” with those offices. Along with facilitating a coordinated approach to communications, the university will be focusing on promoting the role Temple plays in the city, Clarke said.

Karen Clarke was brought in to direct university marketing. | Courtesy UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

versity,” Clarke said. “In many ways our mission and success are intertwined.” By showcasing the university’s position in the city, Clarke said the university will be able to distinguish itself from the peer institutions Temple is often compared to. “If you’re always trying to compare yourself to Penn, then that’s not an appropriate comparison,” Clarke said. “Our role, our mission and what we’re all about is so very different that it’s not a realistic or very helpful comparison.” “We are not Penn State, we are not Drexel. We are not Penn, and that is a very good thing.” Sean Carlin can be reached at sean.carlin@temple.edu or follow on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.

“Temple has a unique role as Philadelphia’s public uni-

Math professor uses wave physics to diagnose traffic flow patterns acting and igniting in combustion processes are different from the ones that describe traffic, but they are mathematically very similar,” Seibold said. The initial research began when Seibold was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with four professors who are now spread across the world. They discovered the connection between traffic waves and detonation waves, which is the type of wave produced by combusting gas, and published their findings. In the past three years, Sei-


bold has been researching ways to use mathematical models to predict travel times, something many global positioning systems fail to do accurately, he said. “The problem with a typical GPS is that when you enter your intended destination, it takes the current traffic situation that is observed, and says how long it will take you to get there,” Seibold said. “If you want to know your travel time, you also need to know the evolution of the traffic for the next hour.” Some mathematical models

have been implemented that can predict future traffic, but these models are much simpler than what is needed. One such model, the Mobile Millennium Project, cannot predict phantom traffic jams or jamitons. Seibold is collaborating with Daniel Work, a former traffic engineer in San Francisco who is now a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to create more sophisticated models that incorporate phantom traffic jams and jamitons. “The art of traffic modeling is to formulate models that are simple but still capture and re-

produce phenomena that are observed in reality,” Seibold said. “If someone could come up with a solution that could reduce this level of congestion by even 1 percent, this would have a tremendous economic impact,” Seibold said. According to a recent study by the Texas Transportation Institute, the annual cost of congestion on the U.S. economy has risen to $120 billion. “But these are just numbers,” Seibold warned. “The message is this: It’s a big deal.” Joe Brandt can be reached at joseph.brandt@temple.edu.

TSG initiative for Owl Card SEPTA payment likely pushed back until 2018 busses. Negotiations for the budget and allocations are ongoing in Harrisburg. Also affecting the negotiations are the delays of NPT. The pilot test of the new system was moved back to next month due to equipment failure. The timeline for the NPT implementation is for subways, busses and trolleys to begin switching over in the spring of


2014 with token sales ending in July of that year. Pilot tests for the technology’s use on Regional Rail lines are set to begin early 2014. Implementation of NPT on Regional Rail will begin in the summer of that year and is planned to be entirely in place by 2015. This update was a part of SEPTA catching up to other na-

tional transportation networks’ fare systems. SEPTA is the last major U.S. transit agency still using tokens. The payment options to be offered via NPT are refillable cards and cash. They will be accepted across the public transit network. This past summer, SEPTA announced fare hikes on most transportation routes. The cost

of a token rose a quarter to $1.80 and the single-ride fare also rose a quarter from $2 to $2.25. SEPTA is planning in implementing another round of fare hikes after it installs the NPT. Marcus McCarthy can be reached at marcus.mccarthy@ temple.edu or follow on Twitter @ Marcus.McCarthy6.


Trustee reflects on time at Temple BOT PAGE 2 Trustees, and today he is the chairman of the board’s student affairs committee. Rovner said he makes an effort to meet with students and make sure the board hears their voices. “We have to make sure the university acts responsibly to the students,” Rovner said. Another key contribution Rovner has made to Temple has been fundraising. Rovner said he tries to gather as many donations as he can, often recruiting the help of wealthy friends, some of whom, he said, have donated over a million dollars to the university. Rovner said his political know-how has helped when trying to raise funds from the state as well. “I’m able to lobby the State House and State Senate, the governor and the lieutenant governor on different issues affecting the university.” After all he has accomplished, Rovner still looks upon his years as a student fondly. His proudest achievement as student body president at Temple came when he successfully petitioned the state to repeal the sales tax on textbooks. Rovner said one of the highlight achievements from his time as a trustee was when he asked Temple’s president to merge the Pennsylvania School

of Podiatry with Temple in 1998. “Now we have more professional schools than most universities, and it was through my leadership that we merged it,” Rovner said. To d a y, Rovner said he shows his pride for Temple not only through his work on the board but also by attending almost every football and Bob Rovner/ trustee b a s k e t b a l l game, and many community events. He has visited many of Temple’s international campuses as well. “I love the fact that we give students the opportunity to go overseas and study, whether it be in Japan or China or Rome,” Rovner said. “When I was a student we didn’t have that opportunity.” More than his own accomplishments, Rovner is proud of Temple’s contributions to students and the community, and he looks forward to what the university can achieve in the future. “We can make sure we will keep Temple as a leader for the next 128 years, just like we’ve been for the last 128 years,” Rovner said.

“Now we have

more professional schools than most universities, and it was through my leadership.

Joe Gilbride can be reached at joseph.gilbride@temlple.edu.

$22K spent by CSS on tablets TABLETS PAGE 2

radio,” Leone said. “Now they can take a snapshot from over the camera and push it out over the tablets.” Lewis said the tablets can also be used for the surveillance of CSS’s own officers. “The supervisors now have the ability to check and see their officers to make sure that all of their tasks have been completed,” she said. “If they have not, the supervisors can actually see it and send them a little alert.” The tablets were expected to make their campus debut earlier this year, however Lewis said testing and the return of students elongated the timeline. “It was a problem with timing. One of the safety features of having the tablets is a private IP and that is a program that telecomm network services is run-

ning with Verizon, and it came too close to the move-in date,” Lewis said. “Once move-in comes in , we make no changes, the whole time is dedicate to the students.” Both Lewis and Leone said they are eager for the release of tablets and are anticipating improvements in the efficiency of the CSS team. “It’s going to be neat seeing all of the tablets out. When people see us out there they are going to be like “What are they doing, are they playing on the Internet?” I guess it’ll take a little while for the culture to change,” Leone said, smiling. “I don’t think too many other departments are doing this.” Cindy Stansbury can be reached at cindy.stansbury@temple. edu.

Arrests cut in half after crackdown ALCOHOL PAGE 1

can affect you permanently,” he said. “As college students, we have to understand that these stupid decision can carry along when we enter the workforce, affecting our chances for a good future.” At the start of the semester, Temple cancelled Spring Fling, the anticipated yearly tradition in which the campus hosts dozens of tents and craft booths advertising student activities, accompanied by food and live music. Administrators cited a different aspect of Spring Fling, the parties and underage drinking in housing west of campus that coincides with the schoolsponsored event, with their decision to cancel the event. Last year, a West Chester University student died after falling three stories from a rooftop house party several blocks west of campus the evening fol-

lowing Spring Fling “People are going to drink anyway,” Yana Kozhukhar, a senior tourism and hospitality management major, said. “There are a lot of parties, and they don’t check IDs or anything. You can just go inside and start drinking.” The change in enforcement practices this year has come under the direction of the Office of Student Affairs. “I think we want to truly balance enforcement with education and intervention,” Leone said. “We work collaboratively with the Dean of Students’ office where awareness and preventive programming is paramount.” Eddie Barrenechea can be reached at edward.barrenechea@ temple.edu or on Twitter @EddieB_ TU.




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Theobald open to students As much as he may love be moonlighting as professors this university, President Theo- this semester. That being said, bald is not Temple born and previous President Ann Weaver bred. Hart taught no such course durHe hails from Peoria, Ill., ing her tenure at Temple and with career pit was often critistops taking President Theobald’s course cized for her him as far as this semester represents a lack of accesthe Washing- step towards transparency. sibility. Hart ton state and neglected to Bloomington, Ind. It’s certainly speak with The Temple News possible that he adores each and for the etnirety of the Spring every one of the roughly 39,000 2013 semester. members of the Owl commuTheobald’s course certainly nity, but it would be ludicrous represents a step towards unito assume that after 10 months versity transparency and better on campus, he truly understands student-faculty relations. what makes each Temple stuIf Theobald truly plans to dent tick. gain a better understanding of He should be applauded for the issues that plague Temple teaching a class in order to bet- students, it may do him well to ter understand just that. open up the course to more than For an hour each Monday the top 175 President’s Scholars during the Fall and Spring se- in the freshman class. mesters, Theobald and his wife, While high-achieving stuSheona Mackenzie, are teaching dents absolutely deserve to be a course on leadership, profiled rewarded for their accomplishthis week on Page 1. In addition ments, Theobald and Mackenzie to imparting their own manage- will surely gain a better underment wisdom on the 24 first- standing of the Owl community year President’s Scholars in the by spending weekly time with course, Theobald and Macken- more than the brightest students zie have been taking the time Temple has to offer. Of course, each week to pick their students’ Theobald has spent much of brains and delve deeper into the his time at Temple speaking to mindset of Temple freshmen. members of this community Theobald is far from the from all walks of life, but few first university president or fig- students have been given the urehead to teach a course. He is weekly accessibility that Theonot reinventing the wheel here. bald’s current pupils command. According to a Sept. 9 report by All in all, it can be incredthe Philadelphia Inquirer, within ibly hard to speak one-on-one the immediate Philadelphia area with the leader of a university alone, the presidents of Rutgers- as an 18-year-old freshman, and Camden, Bryn Mawr College Neil Theobald should be comand La Salle University will all mended for making it easier to

Increase university funding The cost of attending colWhile the board was able to lege at Temple or any state- freeze tuition rates in 2012, the funded school is intrinsically board approved a $400 increase linked to the appropriation in tuition rates for in-state stugiven by its redents and a The Board of Trustees spective state. $600 increase Temple’s his- should stand by its request for out-of-state toric mission to and demand an increase in students earlier provide affordthis summer. state funding. able education To put it to those who need it has been bluntly, the university has setincreasingly tested by shrinking tled in three straight fiscal years or stagnant appropriations from for a budget that hurts students. Harrisburg. The Board of Trust- While the United States’ econees’ decision to buck the trend omy has had slow but steady and request an increase in state growth since the recession, stufunding needs to materialize in dents at Temple and other statethis year’s budget battles. related institutions in PennsylAs reported in “Trustees to vania have seen no increases in ask for more state funds,” Page state appropriations in that time 1, Temple’s board is expected to period. ask for an increase in state fundAccording to the Bureau of ing from the Commonwealth Economic Analysis, the annual similar to the 5.1 percent in- growth rate of the U.S. econocrease requested by Penn State my has fluctuated between 1.3 last week. Temple’s appropria- and 3.3 percent since 2010. It is tion has been flat-funded at time for the state to start giving $139.9 million for three straight back to higher education. While years, since it last dropped by it is commendable for the board 19 percentage points, down to request an increase in fundfrom $172.7 million in 2011. ing, it is important that it stands Last year, the university by its request and not accept requested a 3 percent increase another year of flat-funding at before agreeing to Gov. Tom the detriment of the students it Corbett’s proposal to flat-fund serves. state-related institutions.

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



Oct. 4, 1995: O.J. Simpson acquitted of murder. This week 18 years ago, former football star O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murder in the death of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend Ronald Goldman. Students and faculty gathered for the 1 p.m. verdict on campus.


Re: ‘Thinking About It’ isn’t enough The Wellness Resource Center explains the goals of Think About It. by Diedre Berry-Guy and Kate Schaeffer


his fall, Temple University decided to purchase Think About It, an online, webbased Alcohol, Drug and Other Violence educational program designed to reach all incoming freshmen, as well as transfer students. Think About It was first created by Dr. Peter Novak, vice provost at the University of San Francisco in 2009. The program was first tested using a group of freshmen at the University of San Francisco and was quickly discovered to be a non-judgmental way to address some of the most pressing issues affecting first-year college students, such as sexual assault, underage drinking and unhealthy relationships. According to rape prevention nonprofit One In Four, research shows that one-in-four female students will experience a sexual assault during their college experience. In addition, many students die each year from alcoholrelated injuries. Research suggests that this is directly related to the increase in rates of binge drinking among high school students. According to a report

published by Reuters in 2012, one-in-five high school seniors report excessive binge drinking, characterized as ingesting 10 or more standard alcoholic drinks in one sitting by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This suggests to professionals working in a higher education setting that newly enrolled freshmen are entering college having already been exposed to high rates of excessive binge drinking long before their first year of college. In response, Temple decided to implement Think About It this fall. This program not only educates students, but also prepares them for new experiences using an interactive, scenariobased educational program. The theory behind this program is derived from social and behavioral health research surrounding social norming. The “flashy hypothetical situations” are what we at the Wellness Resource Center, as well as other social and behavioral researchers call, “social norming.” Social norming is based on the idea that students are encouraged to model the behaviors in which they believe the majority of other students engage. Many students enter college with an exaggerated idea of other students’ behaviors. Social norming helps to correct these misperceptions about high-risk behaviors, allowing students to feel “normal” engaging in lower-risk behaviors.

In short, many students may engage in binge drinking based on their perception that all students binge drink, while in reality most students do not. This encourages students who decide to drink alcohol to drink in a responsible way. We agree with the comments published in The Temple News last week that thinking about these issues isn’t enough. Temple University’s goal is to ensure that all of its students are afforded the opportunity to have a safe and successful academic experience. So when we see that within the first three weeks of the current academic year, 190 alcohol-related arrests or citations have occurred, compared to only 12 during the same timeframe last year, we recognize that Temple is successfully enforcing its alcohol policy. Under the tutelage of Think About It, it is our hope and expectation that this online course will continue to raise awareness and create a culture of wellness at Temple University. The Wellness Resource Center would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the freshmen class who completed Think About It. As of Aug. 26, 5,800 students were invited to take the required online course. We are elated to report that 3,844 students, 66.3 percent of the freshmen class, completed the course. Many students gave the course a four-out-of-five user

rating in regards to content and ease of use. We were immediately able to tell who completed the course, as well as how far they were into the course, so that personalized notifications could be sent to students encouraging them to complete the program. As an incentive, Temple students were given the opportunity to earn Diamond Dollars in the amount of $100 to encourage students to complete the course. In order to move through the course, students would need to complete each scenario, read the content and then answer the questions correctly before being awarded the necessary points needed to earn badges like the “Drug Lord Badge.” If a student was unable to answer the questions correctly, he or she was automatically required to repeat the section until he or she was proficient in the content matter. More information about our prevention and education programming and efforts can be found on the Wellness Resource Center’s website, by contacting our office or by stopping in for a visit. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue this dialogue. Diedre Berry-Guy and Kate Schaffer, Program Coordinators, Temple University Wellness Resource Center. This article is in response to Joe Brandt’s article “‘Thinking About It’ isn’t enough,” published Sept. 17.




New dean, SEPTA puts brakes on commuters new rules Temple’s new budget allows for creative faculty hirings, like David Boardman.


avid Boardman has been a print journalist for more than 30 years. He has overseen the takedown of U.S. Senator Brock Adams, managed the muckraking of both the University of Washington’s football squad and the Boeing aircraft c o m p a n y, won an Ethics in Journalism award from the Society of Professional Journalists and had a diJerry Iannelli rect hand in winning four Pulitzer Prizes with the Seattle Times. He also just quit his job. Boardman, 56, stepped down as the executive editor of Seattle’s flagship newspaper in July after agreeing to cross coasts and take the reins as the dean of Temple’s School of Media and Communication on Sept. 1. He’d been at the Times since 1983. The new dean currently splits his time between honing his skills at SMC, heading the American Society of News Editors and sitting on Poynter Institute’s National Advisory Board. In 2014, the man is also set to take over as acting president of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Boardman’s hiring comes hand in hand with the decentralization of Temple’s budget, set to take effect on Jan. 1, and represents an overall shift toward greater autonomy between the colleges and schools within Temple. According to a report by The Temple News, revenue will now flow directly into Temple’s schools and colleges under the restructured system rather than being controlled and distributed by Temple’s central governing body. Schools will pay the university some minor overhead costs and otherwise control the excess cash themselves, leaving the colleges free to purchase whatever infrastructure upgrades they find necessary, be it extra HD video cameras for students or a troop of domesticated foxes to patrol Alter Hall. In essence, once the last minutes of 2013 die out, Temple’s mother owl is figuratively kicking its schools and colleges out of the nest. Schools will be micromanaged more akin to businesses, and programs that aren’t hauling in cash or churning out top-notch graduates will be forced to put up or shut up. In the School of Media and Communication’s case, it’s apparent the school needed stronger leadership to secure its future moving forward. This isn’t to say former Interim Dean Thomas L. Jacobson had been actively burning down Annenberg Hall in any way, but according to Jacobson’s online biography, the man seemingly brought little more to the deanship than a lifetime of work in academia and no relevant experiences in media production, which remains the school’s bread and butter, so to speak. Jacobson received a Ph.D. in Communication Theory from the University of Washington and spent his career conducting media research and publishing scholarly articles rather than living out the first phase of his career as a disc jockey or beat reporter for the Pittsburgh PostGazette.

SMC needed a leader with real-world experience, and it seems to have found him and then some in David Boardman. “I hope my greatest value is that having worked in [journalism], I certainly have a very current and clear sense of what challenges are in media these days and what employers are looking for in the way of graduates,” Boardman said. “But frankly, I think the greatest asset I bring isn’t really whether I come from the industry or [academia]. I’m just somebody who has had a lot of experience as a leader, and I really think that’s probably my greatest asset.” During Boardman’s stint as the Seattle Times’ executive editor, his staff printed four Pulitzer Prize-winning stories, a number that’s especially admirable considering that when Boardman joined the Times’ staff, the paper had only five to its name. Boardman left one award shy of doubling the Seattle Times’ entire Pulitzer total from the award’s inception in 1917 through his arrival in 1983. David Boardman’s character as a leader cannot be questioned. When Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen decided to utilize advertising space within the Times to endorse a Republican gubernatorial candidate in 2012, potentially jeopardizing the journalistic integrity of the paper, it was Boardman who wrote the column setting the record straight, vowing to remain steadfast to the principles of impartial reporting. “Independence is a core value of The Seattle Times, a concept driven home to me since I began here as a cub journalist 29 years ago,” Boardman wrote on Oct. 20 of last year. “Balance is not a value we stress, as it is a largely artificial construct that can amplify foolishness. But impartiality is a fundamental goal, and we make every effort to check and challenge our own beliefs and biases as we seek out facts and truth.” These are morals that any mother would be proud to see in her son or daughter. Boardman’s handling of the affair directly led to his aforementioned Ethics award. “I’m calling [this semester] my ‘listening and learning tour,’ and every single day I’m spending almost the entire day in meetings with people,” Boardman said. “I’m just learning, listening, hearing what their challenges are, hearing about their ideas. We’ll turn the corner early in 2014 in the spring semester to really work on a strategic plan together to come up with a very clear vision for the future.” Very few people are more equipped to instill practical knowledge into SMC than a man like Boardman. There are no hard and fast guarantees here. There is no doctrine that says Boardman’s newsroom skillset will translate overnight into classroom success, or one that assures students that turning Temple’s colleges into a federation of European Union-style powers will be a net positive for everyone involved. But it’s nearly impossible to argue against the hiring of a man with Boardman’s résumé to lead one of Temple’s flagship schools into the future. If his hiring does work out, it’s highly likely that Temple may see an influx of new deans that have yet to write doctoral dissertaions. David Boardman is certainly not a professor, but that’s the best thing about him. Jerry Iannelli can be reached at jerry.iannelli@temple.edu or on Twitter @jerryiannelli.

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SEPTA’s proposed “doomsday budget” will cripple Temple’s commuter students.


ccording to a recent SEPTA press release, Regional Rail ridership during the fiscal year 2013 totaled almost 400 million, the highest rate in its history. Last year, the service received the “Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement” award from the American Public TransRomsin McQuade p o r t a t i o n Association. These are phenomenal statistics for a transportation system that serves one of the largest cities in the country. However, without proper funding, the rails will go, and with them the safety and savings

of Temple students. SEPTA is having a difficult time convincing state legislators of one of the service’s most salient problems: funding. And these legislators have only danced around brainstorming a plausible solution. On Sept. 12, SEPTA’s General Manager Joseph Casey shocked SEPTA users and the state government when he pleaded for the transit service to receive $6.5 billion in financial assistance during a period of 10 years. If not, Casey said SEPTA will enact a “service realignment plan,” suspending nine out of 13 Regional Rail lines – Cynwyd, Media-Elwyn, Chestnut Hill West, Chestnut Hill East, West Trenton, Airport, Warminster, Marcus Hook-Wilmington and Fox Chase. The plan is also known as the “doomsday budget.” The Regional Rail suspensions would begin with Cynwyd next year and continue throughout the next 10 years. According to SEPTA’s

website, the system’s concerns primarily lie with how to maintain an effective service with the “lowest level of capital funding for SEPTA in 15 years” and “all-time high [ridership levels] on Regional Rail last year.” But how can SEPTA provide “safe and reliable operations” when essential rail infrastructure, such as century-old bridges and decrepit cars, needs attention? For working adults and students, a cut to these rail lines would contribute to more stress and longer morning and evening commutes by car. Commuters have long been part of the fabric at Temple, often prompting some to refer to it, still, as a commuter school. Eliminating the lines would leave commuters in an odd predicament – the routes they had grown accustomed to would be gone. Although some students may miss the Regional Rail’s tranquility, safety is a more pressing issue. Some Temple students said taking the subway or buses at night could pose security concerns, especially if they are alone. Furthermore, students who are not commuters o f t e n rely on Regional Rail to get them to work and b r i n g t h e m back to camp u s late at night. One KATIE KALUPSON TTN

student, a sophomore biology major who wished to remain anonymous, said she uses Regional Rail to go to her job at a restaurant in Center City. “The train feels a lot safer,” the student said. “There’s a lot more people on it most of the time and official personnel, like conductors.” The affordability of the Regional Rail system is also another issue. Regional Rail lines provide a reasonably priced alternative to driving, which is usually more time-consuming, inconvenient and expensive, especially for students who commute from the city’s numerous suburbs. For example, a guaranteed access parking pass on Main Campus costs $240 per semester, with full overnight rates costing $400 per semester. Freshman Babar Ahmed, who commutes to Temple by car, said there would be additional stress imposed upon students, as finding alternate bus routes would “just make life harder.” “You’ll still get to classes, but you’ll be late, tired – and it’ll affect your grades [and] your education,” he added. If some Regional Rail users were to opt for buses in place of the suspended rail, it could significantly increase the commute time. For instance, a commuter using the West Trenton line would have to resort to driving or even living on campus, spending thousands on room and board in the process, because there are no SEPTA buses running in that area. Without proper funding, there could be a potential disaster on hand for students hoping to commute in the future. Temple students who would be affected by this change may need to plan for a derailment of their certainty and comfort in the coming years. Romsin McQuade can be reached at romsin.mcquade@temple. edu.

Reward older students, too Upperclassmen need money just as much as freshmen. When I applied to colleges, there were only a few institutions on my 18-year-old radar. I loved visiting Temple and was excited to attend, but I was really jazzed about the fact that I felt I was making a smart economic decision for my future self. I accepted my $5,000 scholarship to Temple over other more Nina Lispi expensive options and was grateful to have financial aid at all. And so I dove head first into the largest financial gamble I have ever made. But had I been born a few years later, I would never have needed to make that gamble. Attracting high-achieving students is a priority at any institution. What better way to do this than to offer competitive scholarships? In order to compete for those prospective students with the best test scores and GPAs, Temple introduced a new scholarship program for the incoming class of 2017. Incoming freshmen with superior academic and standardized test performances can qualify for full scholarships, complete with three $4,000 summer stipends to be used to study abroad, finance an unpaid internship or fund research. In order to qualify for a

full scholarship, students had to have a high school GPA of 3.75 or better and at least a 1400 on the 1600-point SAT scale or a 32 on the ACT. Students with a 3.4 and a 1350 qualify for a half scholarship and one of those $4,000 stipends. But if you aren’t in the class of 2017, you don’t qualify for this merit-based aid. The best you can do is $5,000 per year for in-state students, or $10,000 out-of-state. Upperclassmen are not automatically eligible for summer stipends, either. “In addition to merit-based aid, Temple is looking at needbased aid, as well as aid for transfer students and upperclassmen,” Eryn Jelesiewicz, director of University Communications said on Oct. 8, 2012. Since then, no new forms of merit-based aid for upperclassmen or transfer students have been announced at the university level. It’s great that Temple is awarding large scholarship packages to high achievers. A university is supposed to be a place where brainy people thrive and are rewarded. But I do take issue with the fact that my school has done little to increase scholarships for upperclassmen, especially the countless students that have proven their excellence since they arrived years ago. In fact, tuition has only gotten more expensive. Sophomore Don Otto missed out on a larger scholar-

ship by just one year. “As someone who falls in the category of too rich for financial aid and too poor to afford college, I am forced to rely on scholarships to help pay for college,” Otto said. “And there is a big difference between the amount of money I got and the amount of money I would have gotten if I were a year younger.” Otto said he works two part-time jobs to make up the difference. Junior Megan Okonsky said a summer stipend would have sealed the deal for her as a high school senior deciding between schools. Such a stipend, she added, w o u l d have made it possible for her to study abroad in the program of her choice, bringing another dimension to her academics. “Now I’m struggling to get money to study abroad and must apply for scholarships on my own, and I’m so angry that these kids lucked out,” Okonsky said. “[The scholarship system] gives priority to kids who are unknown to the school thus far. I’m thankful for the scholarship Temple did give me, but it seems like nothing compared to what the freshmen got this year.” There aren’t many new breaks for students in Temple’s graduate or professional pro-

“But if you aren’t

in the class of 2017, you don’t qualify for this merit-based aid.


grams, either. A large number of students in these programs are already in debt from their undergraduate studies and are only digging themselves deeper by continuing their studies. Grace Patterson, a freshman at the School of Pharmacy, said she can’t help but compare her experience to that of her sister, a future Owl. “On one hand, I am overjoyed at the prospect of more financial aid, because it means that my sister will attend school here for free, but on the other hand I am outraged,” Patterson said. “If only I had been born four years later, I would also have a full ride. Current Temple students should be eligible for the same scholarships that the incoming class is being offered. We worked just as hard as the incoming classes, so we should be rewarded in the same manner.” Tons of students struggle to finance their degrees. Seventy percent of first-year students receive need-based aid, but Temple’s financial aid often does not cover the entire cost of attendance. Rather than distribute scholarship funds in an equitable manner to assist all students, regardless of their class year, Temple seems to be preoccupied with attracting academically talented freshmen. If Temple is not able to spread these scholarships around to the entire school, the rest of the student body deserves to know why. Nina Lispi can be contacted at nina.lispi@temple.edu.




In The Nation




Temple police arrested a man for narcotics possession Saturday night outside Johnson and Hardwick Halls. Acting Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said police stopped the man after they suspected he was trying to steal a bike outside the building. When they patted him down they found a small bag of marijuana and what they believed to be cocaine. Leone said the bag of suspected cocaine will go through testing. -John Moritz

In a surprise announcement last week, the NCAA announced it was lessening the sanctions imposed on Penn State’s football team in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal and is reinstating scholarships to the program. The NCAA’s original ruling removed program scholarships, vacated 13 years of wins from former head football coach, the late Joe Paterno, and banned the program from post-season play. NCAA officials said the post-season ban will remain in place to continue incentive for further reforms and said the school’s efforts thus far have served as a benchmark for other schools recovering from scandals. -Ali Watkins


PLAYBOY RELEASES TOP PARTY SCHOOLS Releasing their highly-anticipated rankings a week later than originally planned, Playboy Magazine unveiled its list of the Top 10 party schools on Sept. 25. The magazine’s original efforts to publish were derailed by anti-rape activist group The Community Center on the 1600 block of West Oxford Street is being rehabed by the North FORCE, which posted a fake Playboy website that led Philadelphia Church of the Seventh Day Adventists. ONLINE. | DANIELLE HAGERTY TTN viewers to believe the risqué site had posted a guide this week after she penned a story for Cosmopolitan its Rugby team with a 5-year suspension following a to consensual sex. Magazine saying she was glad that her sorority house Sept. 9 party that led to riots and drunken rowdiness The University of West Virginia stole the hazed while she was pledging. that was only quelled with the force of three police top party school spot from the University of Virginia, The small, private college in Schenectady, units. which fell out of the Top 10. All but one of the Top N.Y., responded to the article, saying the school has a Students were reportedly showing off for the 10 are large state-related schools and each has a policy against hazing and was working with national popular YouTube channel “I’m Shmacked,” which was major football team. on campus to shoot party footage. Police reportedly -Ali Watkins sorority chapters to investigate the allegations. -Ali Watkins responded to calls at a house said to belong to members of the rugby team, where they found more than 1,000 COSMO STORY OUTS HAZERS U-DEL RUGBY GETS 5-YEAR BAN students and a DJ crammed in the space. A sorority alumna from New York’s Union Temple’s not-so-far-removed state college -Ali Watkins College is likely getting some dirty looks from sisters neighbor, the University of Delaware, has slammed

Police arrested one juvenile and have identification on one more after four juveniles allegedly stole a purse off a woman walking down Polett Walk near Broad Street late Saturday night, Sept. 28. The woman, who is not affiliated with the university, said four kids tried to steal her purse in the parking lot between the Pavilion and McGonigle Hall at around 11 p.m. After she struggled, the woman told police one of the kids punched her before running off with her purse. Police later apprehended the suspect, a 13-year-old boy. -John Moritz


A student reported to Campus Safety Services an incident of sexual assault that she said occurred last September in 1300 Residence Hall. Acting Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said the female student reported that she had unwanted sex with a known male student in the residence hall. Leone said the woman was not officially pressing charges at time of press. -John Moritz

BOT to add new members Non-student suffers fatal fall at Kardon, donates liver to family friend COMMITTEES PAGE 1

wealth’s appropriation in February. President Theobald made the same request last year before the state ultimately decided not to increase Temple’s funding. As the date of the first General Assembly meeting of the semester drew closer, the Board of Trustees prepared plans and proposals last week, which they will vote for on Oct. 8. The investment committee met on Sept. 25 and held most of the meeting in a private session as they discussed the university’s investing strategies. Prior to the closure of their meeting to a public audience, committee chairman Christopher McNichol led a unanimous vote to end Temple’s relationship with the Hoisington Investment Management company, which managed the university’s retirement funds. According to a report by Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Ken Kaiser, the company was expected to lose money due to a rise in interest rates. The Board of Trustees will decide on the status of some of students’ key financial obligations later on in the year. Student housing rates

are typically set in February, while official tuition rates often have to be decided upon at the board’s summer meeting, after appropriation from the Commonwealth is set. The board’s October General Assembly will also convene to announce and welcome several newly appointed trustees. Janet Carruth, assistant secretary of the Board of Trustees, said the board plans to approve three new trustees, who have not yet been named. They will also re-appoint and re-elect several current trustees who are up for re-election. Betzner said the new trustees have been appointed by the state and will be announced after their election at the public meeting.


The board’s alumni relations and development committee and the government relations committee met in private Monday. John Campolongo, president of the Temple Alumni Association, said the alumni relations committee would prepare plans on growing alumni engagement and fundraising,

which it will introduce to the full board later this month. The academic affairs committee held their meeting in public, and members of Temple Student Government attended. The committee voted to establish three new degree programs at Fox School of Business, Boyer College of Music and Dance and the College of Engineering. The new master of science in engineering management will be a primarily online program. The trustees approved changes to the naming of master’s degree programs in three schools, in order to keep in line with the same programs held at other universities. Among the changes, the master of arts in physics will change to a master of science at the College of Science and Technology. The committee also voted to establish new certificates in several business, science and medical programs, which the committee hoped would attract students to the newly created master’s programs. Joe Gilbride can be reached at joseph.gilbride@temlple.edu.

DUSS PAGE 1 Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said police and Philadelphia fire crews were called to the apartment complex around 1 a.m. Saturday morning where they found Nuss in a brick fire tower where he had fallen from the stairs. Fire crews transported Nuss to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was placed in critical condition. A spokeswoman for Kardon Atlantic Apartments, which is operated by PMC Property Group, could not be reached for comment by the time of press. CSS is still awaiting toxicology reports, though Leone said Nuss was smoking in the

stairwell when the accident occurred. University Communications released a statement Monday in which officials extended sympathy to Nuss’ family and friends. Calta said she and Taylor Calta/ friend other friends of Nuss tried to visit him in the hospital, but the the hospital did not allow friends to see him. Nuss was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after being put into a medically induced coma, Leone said. The next day, the 19-year-old organ donor had his liver given

“We all know

this is what he wanted. He was not selfish.

to a family friend, who family members say is now expected to make a recovery from a longterm illness, Calta said. Calta said Nuss donated his liver to the father of his cousin’s best friend, who had been suffering from chronic liver disease prior to undergoing an eight-hour surgery Monday in order to receive Nuss’ gift. “We all know this is what he wanted,” Calta said. “He was not selfish.” Calta called the surgery “a success,” and that people from their hometown have been responding to the story on social media. “Everyone is calling him a ‘hero’” Calta said. John Moritz can be reached at john.moritz@temple.edu or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU.

Former players face trial Praise MartinOguike, a former linebacker, awaits Oct. 7 trail. JOHN MORITZ News Editor Two former Temple football players are due in court for criminal allegations this month, including one whose rape trial is slated to begin Monday, Oct. 7. Praise Martin-Oguike, a former linebacker who saw playing time as a true freshman in 2011, was arrested in May 2012 and charged with rape in connection to an incident reported by a woman in the 1940 Residence Hall. Martin-Oguike was suspended from the team and eventually expelled from the university, though his defense has maintained his innocence. In a motion filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common

Pleas at his pre-trial hearing on Sept. 26, Martin-Oguike’s lawyer, James Funt, argued to Judge Dennis Cohen for the admission of texts from the phone of woman who said that MartinOguike raped her. Funt argued that the texts, which would normally be impermissible for attempting to lay claim to an accuser’s sexual history, prove that the woman attempted to cover up aspects of her relationship with his client. Since he was arrested on May 30, 2012 and charged with forcible rape and sexual assault, Martin-Oguike has argued that he did in fact have consensual sex with his accuser, and that she only accused him of rape after he refused a relationship with the woman. “[Martin-Oguike’s] only mistake was rejecting this woman’s demands for a permanent relationship,” Funt said in a statement in 2012. “Her allegations against him are baseless, she knows it and we will prove

it in court.” Cohen is expected to decide if the accuser’s texts are permissible on the first day of Martin-Oguike’s trial. Wyatt Benson, a former starting fullback, is facing assault charges stemming from an incident that occurred at a party at the University of Pennsylvania in April. The complainant, a Penn student, claims that Benson, who was dating his exgirlfriend at the time, came up to him at the party and punched him the eye. An affidavit signed by the complainant states that he required five stitches and suffered a lacerated cornea. Benson was suspended from the team in August pending the assault charges, though he is still listed as a student at the university. He has a hearing set for Oct. 18. John Moritz can be reach at john.moritz@temple.edu or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU.





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Students can become certified scuba divers after a class on the physics of diving. JOHN CORRIGAN The Temple News Although Temple stands amid the concrete jungle of North Philadelphia, some students have ventured underwater, thanks to Mike Guckin’s scuba diving course, which certifies them to be divers. As the owner of Underwater World in Horsham, Pa., Guckin has used his scuba shop’s CLASSROOM

resources to train aspiring divers at Temple for eight years. “My shop has taught about 14,000 people to dive,” Guckin said. “I have probably taught about 3,000 people to dive.” Thomas Lawrence, senior film and video major, aspires to one day film underwater adventures for publications and TV. “I’m taking the class because I want to work for [the] Discovery Channel, basically Shark Week,” Lawrence said. “I want to be the underwater videographer, so I’m taking the class to get scuba certified.” Senior environmental studies major Dana Baldini, said she wants to expand her capabilities for opportunities that arise

through her work. “I spent a month in South Caicos doing marine bio and policy,” Baldini said. “Half of us were snorkelers and half were divers. Being down there and seeing the reefs [showed me] that it’s great to see things on the surface, but there is so much more than the limits of a snorkeler.” Not all students in the class are taking it for the certification itself. David Fontanez, a junior kinesiology major, said he isn’t worried about being certified – he already is. “I was supposed to take chemistry, but I switched out at the last minute,” Fontanez said. “Scuba is a break from the norm.

Truck strives for ‘homecooked’ feel

I’m an older student and got my license 20 years ago. Guckin’s class is a good refresher.” Guckin divides the course into two arenas – the classroom and the pool. “In the classroom, students learn how to maintain, select and set up equipment,” Guckin said. “They learn the physics and physiology of diving. We also talk about marine life and currents and tides.” After two decades without the textbook, Fontanez doesn’t care for rereading the material. Mike Guckin’s scuba class is divided between time in the “The classroom part is borclassroom and the pool. | ERIC DAO TTN ing because, you know, it’s acaof the classroom. demia,” Fontanez said. “But this up, swim and then go home.” Conversely, Lawrence said “I think the classroom part is is my only class on Tuesdays he enjoys the intimidation factor and Thursdays so I like to show SCUBA PAGE 16

Exercise not just a solo sport

Owner Herbert Mena expects that familiarity will spur his new business.

Janci tries a group fitness class taught by student instructors.


ARIANE PEPSIN The Temple News Herbert Mena chose to name his new food truck Temple’s Best Authentic Mexican rather than Authentic Spanish because he thought students would find it more familiar. He’s determined to make a name for his truck, which was established this semester. “I didn’t want my name to be similar to anyone else’s,” Mena said. “I originally wanted to call it Authentic Spanish, but people are usually more attracted to the idea of Mexican food because it’s more familiar.” On an average day, Mena can be seen working in the truck to the sounds of Spanish music



Herbert Mena owns Temple’s Best Authentic Mexican. | ANDREW THAYER TTN


Brunner led the Diamond Marching Band on to Rolling Stone’s “mind-blowing” collegiate band list.| JACOB COLON TTN

A high note for the band

Matthew Brunner listens to hit music to find inspiration for marching band covers. SHAYNA KLEINBERG The Temple News FACULTY After recently performing on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Temple’s Diamond Marching Band was mentioned in Rolling Stone’s “10 Mind-Blowing College Marching Band Cover Songs” for its version of “All of the Lights” by Kanye West. The band’s renditions of modern pop music have become popular among audiences at university football games. Since Matthew Brunner became head of the band in 2008, the band has grown from 125 people to 212. Members have experienced significant changes and received national recognition for their performances. “‘Good Morning America’ called us and asked us to come and perform as a part

of college week,” Brunner said. “It was a group of 25 band members. We had a quick rehearsal [before] we met Sheryl Crow and got on the show and played to represent Temple.” Besides being an assistant professor at the Boyer College of Music and Dance, Brunner has seen the band expand by adding more talented students to the group. “The band has grown a bit over the years,” Brunner said. “There’s a lot of good students. When I got here, football was on the up. The band hadn’t had anyone that was here and stayed here for a while. The guys that were here before me did a really good job, but they had the downside of football not being very good.” Brunner’s approach to leading the marching band is a modern one, he said,

which he executes by studying recent pop music charts and making the melodies applicable to the band. Recent songs the Diamond Marching Band covered include “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors.” “Everyone’s looking for the groups to participate in,” Brunner said. “We make it into something that is really enjoyable for everyone, too. I stay in touch with popular music and that’s pretty much what we play.” He also allows band members to contribute to song choices, as he said he believes musicians should feel ownership in the work they do. “I’ll send out an email asking the students their opinions and if they have any ideas on what songs to play,” Brunner said.


go to the gym to be alone. In the hours preceding, I obsess over what music I will listen to. I look forward to turning a blind eye to my phone. In those 45 minutes, I am a fierce diva Jenelle Janci who gets to Quality of Life paid work out for a living, and I’m definitely not a stressed out student newspaper editor. So, one can see why I wouldn’t be the first to jump at the opportunity of group fitness. Lately, I’ve been having a hard time finding motivation to exercise. With classes in full swing, the prospect of having a drink with my friends to wind down usually sounds preferable to what used to be my favorite stress reliever. If fitness is beginning to feel like a part-time job for me, how does it feel for students who actually do have it as their job? Campus Recreation hires undergraduate students, grad students, individual contractors and Temple employees to teach


Hunger in Mumbai inspires ‘Nashta Exchange’ project A graduate student recieved the ‘Design Ignites Change’ grant for a school project. ALEXA BRICKER The Temple News TYLER SCHOOL OF ART D u r ing the summer of 2012 while volunteering in an after-school program in Mumbai, India, graduate student Noopur Agarwal made an unsettling discovery. She noticed that on Fridays, when the school would give kids food packages to take home for the weekend, there was always a sharp rise in attendance. “While I was helping teach a specific handful of kids, rang-

ing from 13 to 15 years old, the teacher would give them a snack every day,” Agarwal said. “It would often be the first thing they would eat all day. But on Fridays, when we would send home bigger packages of fruits and vegetables for the weekend, we noticed attendance would go up.” Agarwal said the group of kids she was working with at the time were of high school age and many had obligations to their families, lending to the low attendance rates during the week. “Unfortunately, a lot of [the kids] would work to earn a wage to put food on the table for their family instead of going to school,” she said. “I thought there was an opportunity there

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– to get donations and beef up the meals that way, and if we’re providing more substantial meal packages then maybe there would be better attendance.” Taking these firsthand experiences she had in India, the graphic and interactive design graduate student was able to put what she learned to use. While in her graduate thesis course last spring, Agarwal was given the theme of “crisis” by graphic and interactive design professor Kelly Holohan. “Our graduate program uses a method of authorship and the only parameter is a theme. The theme I gave [last spring] was ‘crisis,’” Holohan said. “[Agarwal] has a background where she had gone to India and worked with kids in the schools,

so she came up with this idea of an exchange with U.S. high school students.” The project that Agarwal created, entitled “Nashta Exchange,” is based on the idea of sharing food and culture between high school students in America and India. “There is an Indian street food that I eat every time I go over there called pav bhaji, which is an Indian sloppy-joe,” she said. “So, basically I combined this idea of setting up a stand that sells pav bhaji and all of the proceeds go to feeding the underprivileged kids in Mumbai.” Agarwal’s goal with this project is for high schoolers in the U.S. to have the opportunity to help feed less privileged


Noopur Agarwal developed ‘Nashta Exchange’ to help Indian school children raise money. | ALISA MILLER TTN students in India, but more importantly, to connect with each other on a personal level in a cultural exchange.

“In order to take it past the idea of colonialism where it’s the rich American kids coming





‘Natural’ can be questioned Theater grad in ‘Emma’ Forstater urges students to question the cleanliness of the use of natural gas.


Toby Forstater Green Living

e’re often bombarded with messages in media about socalled clean energy. “Natural gas drillers are committed to drilling safely and responsibly, providing decades of cleaner burning energy,” was a claim made in a commercial for America’s Natural Gas Alliance. Natural gas is clean burning. It’s local. It can improve our economy. But when we look at reality, it isn’t such a black and white issue. Josh Fox, the man who produced the documentary “Gasland,” said on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” that more than 30 percent of all wells leak methane. Methane is 26 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. So, since each drilling site averages six wells, statistically every site has a leak and in turn methane induces a larger footprint than both oil and coal. The natural gas industry is flourishing across America, but environmental catastrophes are also rampant. However, gas conglomerates like Halliburton and Chevron Corporation would rarely admit fault when their wallets are threatened. In the past year, the Environmental Protection Agency shut down investigations in Dimock, Pa., Pavillion, Wyo., and Parker County, Texas, according to 350.org’s founder Bill McKibben. Conversely, for the first time there is conclusive evidence linking arsenic, selenium,

strontium and barium to hydraulic fracturing contaminating a multitude of wells in Texas, according to the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. However, loophole legislation like the Energy Policy Act of 2005 doesn’t require energy companies to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act and the right-to-know law. On one hand, places like Bradford County, Pa., experienced a booming economy after installing more than 1,100 wells. According to NPR’s website, the area has almost 700 environmental infractions, but perhaps residents are more concerned with the job market. Construction jobs in piping, trucking, road work and transportation are open to local property owners. Another undeniable perk is the cheap electricity that results from the gas industry across Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale. Then again, maybe the electricity is so inexpensive because it’s subsidized by taxpayer dollars. Regardless, thousands of truckers come in and out of fracking sites seven days a week, transporting billions of gallons of unknown chemicals, sand and water, more than 50 percent of which are not recoverable. I would hate to live on one of those roads. More jobs include producing piping and the need to pave roads, which, again, seems to indicate taxpayer dollars. It should be remembered, however, all of these workers need places to stay, so housing prices stay stable and hotels light up with “no vacancy” signs. Students may not connect the fracking debate to their lifestyles at Temple. Multi-billion dollar corporations like BP and Shell seem untouchable, but it is citizen-based action that makes real impact. Students need to build awareness of their potential to induce positive change. On the political sector, for the first time, more than half of

Pennsylvanians support a moratorium on natural gas extraction, according to NPR and PennEnvironment. The organization Food and Water Watch has a petition against fracking, and anyone can call Michael Stack, the senator who represents the Temple area, at 215-281-2539. Those who oppose fracking can ask him to support Senator Jim Ferlo’s bill proposing a fracking moratorium. Stack should represent the constituents who make their voices heard rather than those letting environmental degradation happen behind peoples’ backs. The university has two generators that can use diesel and natural gas. Even further, natural gas accounts for almost 30 percent of electricity production in America, according to the Energy Information Administration. That means every time a projector is left on, an empty room is lit up or a computer is sleeping, natural gas is burning away. Take an extra second, be a good Samaritan and flick the switch off – our grandkids will thank us. As weather cools, radiators warm our homes, but keeping the heat a few degrees down can make a huge difference. When looking back to summer, thermostat temperatures range from 65 to 75 degrees – indoor winter temperatures reflect that same range. A simple tip is to wear an extra layer while inside. Unplugging all electronics can save up to 7 percent on an electricity bill, also known as phantom waste, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article. Refrigerators are superpowered air conditioning units. Leaving one open for more than 2 minutes can waste more electricity than any other appliance. When you’re outside of the TECH Center and a cloud of smoke spews from the bus with “Clean Gas” written on it, don’t be afraid to question just how clean it really is. Toby Forstater can be reached at toby.mark.forstater@temple.edu.

Lee Minora co-founded Found Theater Company and is appearing in an adaption of the Jane Austen novel by Michael Bloom. JAMIE SCHOSHINSKI The Temple News Lee Minora has been doing theater since before she can remember. Her passion for it started in Scranton, Pa. With the support of her parents, Minora has been involved with theater since she was young. Throughout high school, she said she was mostly involved in musicals and came to Temple with musical theater in mind for her major. But after only one semester, she changed her mind. “I felt a little overwhelmed or unsure,” Minora said. “I wanted to explore a little more.” It didn’t take her long to get back to theater. A hometown friend of hers, now a Temple student, decided to put on a show featuring child actors to raise money for the St. Joseph’s Center. Minora decided to help

out and ended up co-directing the production. It was during that experience that Minora realized theater was what she wanted to do. During her time at Temple from 2006 to 2010, Minora was in two productions: “Damn Yankees” and “Divine Words.” She said she’s also dabbled in film a bit, mostly student-produced things, but said the stage is “more gratifying” and plans to focus on that. Since graduating, Minora has been working with Found Theater Company, which she co-founded. The company, formed in 2009, was started by Temple alumni. Although it now employs a few current Temple students, alumni still make up the majority. The productions are original and unconventional. Minora described them as “highly physical,” “non-linear” and “not

text-based.” There’s also a large amount of original music in them. Minora said she plans to remain in Philadelphia for its desirable scene for arts, music and theater. “Philadelphia has a beautiful theater community, so generous and warm and close-knit,” Minora said. Minora said she’s close with everyone in her theater company. She wasn’t initially sure if a company as small as hers could have much success in a big city. Right now, Minora is busy with more than just Found; she is playing the role of Jane Fairfax in Lantern Theater Company’s production of “Emma.” “Emma” is the stage adaption, written by Michael Bloom, of the famous Jane Austen novel.


Minora (left) appears as Jane Fairfax in “Emma.” | COURTESY LANTERN THEATER CO.

In fitness classes, hitting the gym is a social experience EXERCISE PAGE 7

group fitness classes at IBC Student Recreation Center. Abby Hartnett, a senior advertising major who has been a group fitness instructor since 2011, said she likes the variety of the instructors but finds benefit to being a student, too. “I think it’s good to have a mix as well because us being students, we know what other students are looking for,” Hartnett said. Lilli Geltman, a senior therapeutic recreation major, has been a group fitness instructor for nearly three years at IBC. “At first I was nervous,” Geltman said. “It was hard. My friends would come in, my peers, my professors would even come in to some of my sessions and I would be the one that’s telling them what to do.”

Hartnett and Geltman received certifications through IBC for the classes they teach, varying from spinning and Zumba to lower body workouts. Both Hartnett and Geltman said they highly value the experience they’ve g a i n e d through IBC and plan to instruct fitness classes professionally in the future. The instructors also said time management is crucial for their busy schedules – the same conflict I’ve found in my daily life. Geltman said while she still worked out often before getting

hired with Campus Rec, she now is held accountable for her workouts. “Now I have to be there at a certain time, with the microphone on ready to go,” Geltman said. “I have to really concentrate on time. I do a lot of other things also, so I schedule myself out.” Hartnett, who teaches as many as three classes a day between Campus Rec and her jobs at the corporate fitness facilities of Aero Mark and Campbell’s Soup, said she still tries to fit in a personal workout in the morning – a schedule that makes my complaining about getting to the

gym a few times a week pretty pathetic. “The main thing is that you’re working out for a full hour,” Hartnett said. “I think a lot of people get on the machine and then limit themselves.” I might be the biggest offender of this. I usually do 3045 minutes of cardio before some work on the free weights despite being capable to complete an hour’s exercise. I decided to challenge myself by taking a Spin Core class with Geltman. The class consisted of 40 minutes of spinning followed by 20 minutes of abdominal exercises. Around the 25-minute mark I began to watch the clock with pleading eyes, but Geltman’s demeanor as an instructor was far different than the abrasive

older instructors I’ve endured – and since avoided – at my gym back home. “I wouldn’t want to get yelled at if I was working out,” Geltman said. “I don’t yell. I encourage. I talk to you like you’re my friend, and that’s why I have the same people who come back every week.” In addition to getting a friendly push, Hartnett added that group fitness classes are a great way for beginners to develop technique. “You get to see the instructor with their proper form [and] proper etiquette, and you’re getting safety tips throughout the class as well,” Hartnett said. During Geltman’s session, I didn’t feel like I was being graded or judged when she circled the room to make sure everyone

had proper form. Plagued with a laundry list of back problems and terrible posture, I was happy to have a watchful eye keep me on track. The class still certainly kicked my ass, which may have been heightened by the fact that I celebrated my 21st birthday the night before. While I doubt I’ll be a total convert by ditching my solo gym missions altogether, which Hartnett said do have their own benefit, I’m now curious to see what skills and techniques I can gain from taking other fitness classes. I only ask that you take it easy on me if you see me in one.

Students think the new social media account accurately portrays campus life.

and present a “slice of life” at Temple, the strategic marketing and communications department and other members of Temple’s marketing team have created the Instagram account. “We began to experiment with Instagram back in 2012 with the Temple Made campaign,” Assistant Director of University Communications Hillel Hoffmann said. “We loved the images so much that we knew, at that point, that Temple had to be in the Instagram game. It was a fun way to capture authentic pictures of Temple.” In 2012, Temple solicited photo submissions from the Temple community to find im-

ages that best represented the Temple spirit. After a major turnout of response photos, the efforts culminated into the creation of Temple’s Instagram account, which started two months ago. Since its debut in late July, the account posted more than 80 pictures and gained 2,400 followers, translating to almost 40 followers a day. “We used Instagram as a way to put a real lens on the university from the perspective of current students,” Associate Vice President for University Marketing Nicole E. Naumoff said in an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education. “They really embraced the con-

cept of showing what our school was like.” Many students, like freshman biology major Yulee Tea, think this “lens” shows what life is like on campus. “From what I’ve seen, I think Temple has accurately portrayed itself for what it wants to be,” Tea said. “I think they are trying to market themselves as a multimedia, multicultural college campus, where people can go to get a quality education, and that’s totally fine.” According to Klout, a social media analytic ranking system, Temple’s influence in the world of social media is wide reaching. Temple is the 26th most influential college on so-

cial media in the nation, ahead of Penn State, Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania. Temple’s marketing staff and strategic communications department have been working on increasing that score with the help of new forms of social media. “Social media is an essential part of what we do in the way that we communicate what’s going on at Temple and how we share information, nuggets, pride and love for [it],” Hoffman said. “Instagram is only one part of that.” In addition to photo sharing on Instagram, Temple recently created the Photo of the Week gallery, in which Temple

photographers Betsy Manning, Joseph Labolito and Ryan Brandenberg pick one photo from a collection to present on Temple’s Twitter feed. These outlets for Temple photography aren’t unnoticed by students like Meredith Getzfread, who follows Temple on Instagram and Twitter. “I think [Instagram] shows how different everyone is, and that’s kind of the idea of Temple, that it’s so diverse on campus,” Getzfread said. “I love our campus, and I think that the pictures make it even better.”

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25-minute mark I began to watch the clock with pleading eyes...

Jenelle Janci can be reached by jenelle.janci@temple.edu or by Twitter @jenelley.

University Instagram captures college life through filters BRIAN TOM The Temple News

As a few students rushed to classes at noon, photographer Betsy Manning took a few quick shots of the shadow cast by the Bell Tower. Manning is one of three professional photographers who walk around taking photos of life on campus, which can be found on Temple’s new Instagram. As an initiative to promote

Brian Tom can be reached at brian.tom@temple.edu.



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Art exhibit compares and contrasts American and Chinese family life side-by-side. PAGE 12



Ring of Honor or Ring of Havoc? Corrigan sits in on the Ring of Honor Championship Tournament.


trolling into the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, I realized I wasn’t in McMahonland anymore. I was inside a keg of dynamite, rubbing shoulders with about 350 rowdy fans on a Friday night. T h i s John Corrigan was Death Cheesesteaks Before Disand Chairshots honor XI, an Internet payper-view presented by Ring of Honor. If you have never attended an independent wrestling show, you’ll be culture shocked at the disparities between the sanitized production you see on TV and the organic, no-holds-barred atmosphere of an underground organization. College kids, as well as older men and women, stomped against the bleachers, rallying the Tommaso “Sicilian Psychopath” Ciampa to smash fan favorite Adam Cole into the steel guard rail for a third time. When “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen entered the squared circle, the fans hurled streamers into the ring as an act of respect toward their hero. There were maybe three children in the crowd, which might have something to do with the creatively foul chants. A rotund referee missed a pin attempt in the main event and re-

ceived echoes of “You fat f---!” Honestly, I enjoyed the spectators’ vocal participation. Although repetitively shouting “Yes!” can be fun, these ROH followers incorporated some current events and pop culture references into the banter. As the Russian sympathizing Forever Hooligans defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles against the American Wolves, a melody of “Pussy Riot” and “Rocky 4” chants accompanied the chaotic match. And I didn’t see a single sip of alcohol. The main attraction of the event was the culmination of a 16-man tournament to crown a new ROH World Champion. After Jay Briscoe was stripped of the belt in July due to an injury at the hands of Matt Hardy, ROH matchmaker Nigel McGuinness wanted to award the No. 1 contender Michael Elgin with the gold. However, Elgin and his mullet refused to accept the title unless he earned it. Therefore, McGuinness scheduled a single-elimination tourney featuring current stars such as Ciampa and Cole, as well as pioneers such as Paul London and Brian Kendrick. With only Ciampa, Cole, Steen and Elgin remaining, Briscoe opened the show to challenge whichever man won his championship. The first semifinal match pitted Ciampa against Cole in a high-octane war. Ciampa, a blend of Ryback and Stan Hansen with entrance music similar to Taz, relentlessly punished Cole with hard knee strikes. Once Cole gained a breather, he targeted Ciampa’s left kneebrace and locked in a figure four that The Miz should take notes



Big city venues pack big punch Spause compares hotspots, from the Electric Factory to Wells Fargo Center.

P Chadwick Stokes tours the country playing living room concerts.| Courtesy RYAN MASTRO

Fans and family musical career with his band State Radio, with whom he has toured the world and released four full-length albums. Between all this, he has released solo material. BRENDAN MENAPACE On Sept. 26, Stokes played The Temple News in a living room in Kensington for a handful of people. had Stokes warns During Stokes’ Living his fans that his set Room Tour, he plays in the livmight be interrupted ing room of a fan from a city. with a baby crying as The only requirements: enough he looks up at the candle-lined space to hold about 50 people stairs on which his wife and and a stool. young child are sitting. Stokes has always been He doesn’t have a micro- up front with his connection phone, just a of social activstool and a guitar. We’ve had so ism and music, “The older from the Zimmany people get babwe benefits one is awake still, so you might just involved, and of Dispatch to hear a little chatthe powerful it really renews political content ter,” he said. It’s an unmy faith in the of State Radio. usual thing to This tour is in generations ties with the orhear at the beginning of a concert, that are coming ganization Callbut it sets a mood ing All Crows, behind me. which of togetherness was and family for spearheaded the evening. It Chad Stokes /musician by Stokes and was a night of his wife, Sybil music, stories, laughter and Gallagher, in 2008. Before each even a marriage proposal. tour date, the group meets with Chad Stokes has had a suc- fans to do volunteer work for a cessful musical career. His band local organization. Dispatch has played in front of “We just wanted to be as more than 100,000 people and effective as possible in terms came back from a hiatus to an of the different cities we were extremely well-attended re- going into,” Stokes said. “We union tour. He’s continued his can meet up with fans ahead of

Dispatch musician Chad Stokes caters to fans during tour.


time to engage in service, and we tried it out a couple times and it worked. You get a good sense of each city when you’re messing around in the city and you’re there doing something real instead of just coming into the venues.” The connection of good deeds and music has shown positive results. “People in their 20s believe in doing good,” Stokes said. “Music carries with it a responsibility, so it’s amazing when you can tap into someone beyond just being at the show. We’ve had so many people get involved, and it really renews my faith in the generations that are coming behind me.” Before the Philadelphia date, Stokes and the Calling All Crows volunteers met up in Conshohocken, Pa., with Cradles to Crayons, an organization that collects supplies for children like books, clothes, toys, cradles and crayons. These care packages are then sent to children in need. The show started quietly, as Stokes descended the stairway barefoot through the crowd, sitting on pillows on the hardwood floor. He had just put his baby to sleep upstairs. He opened with a new song called “Dead Badger,” a soulful swing about a young girl who ran away from home and was making her way


hiladelphia is huge. That might even be an understatement. Philadelphia is a gigantic city where touring artists, large and small, buzz in and out of the city, playing anywhere willing to accommodate their music – and the crowd of devoted followers they drag Brianna Spause along with them. It’s about time the venues that accommodate them get a little recognition. Temple itself is home to a large indoor venue, The Liacouras Center. During Welcome Week, students were given the opportunity to see comedian Aziz Ansari for free within walking distance of campus. From the third row on the floor, the only jokes I missed were due to my own obnoxious laughter. Sophomore advertising major Ruben Ruiz has had a different experience at other shows at the Liacouras Center from the standing room floor level, however. “There were times during the shows where I could hear the people singing next to me better than I could hear the rest of [the performance], but I think that’s expected at most shows,” Ruiz said. The ability to hear must depend directly upon proximity to the stage. From the 200 section at the Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco and Twenty One Pilots showcase on Sept. 8, it was hard to catch a decipherable word – especially from Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco. If I hadn’t been living out an 8th grade fantasy and singing along with every word, I wouldn’t have understood a thing. Feeling so far away from the sound on stage must have been considered in the venue’s original name – The Apollo at Temple. When the name was changed in 2000, the price of a new sound system must have been astronomical. That being said, $45 will


Aussie band adapts to U.S. music scene The Rubens find themselves starting from square one in the states. DAVID ZISSER The Temple News

Adam Cole (top) holds his newest championship title. Adam Cole locks Tommaso Ciampo in the figure four as the referee looks on. | JOHN CORRIGAN TTN

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MUSIC It’s Saturday, Sept. 28. A line has formed around the block of Union Transfer. At the front of the line is Jadian, a young adolescent Grouplove fan with her mom. They’ve been waiting since 3:45 p.m. Grouplove will eventually take the stage at 10:15 p.m. sharp. This is the type of adoration that The Rubens, one of Australia’s freshest musical exports

and Grouplove’s opening act, are accustomed to feeling. In Australia, The Rubens debut self-titled LP went certified gold. However, since the Sept. 10 release of the album stateside, the band has yet to taste a similar level of success. “I’d say pretty much nonexistent in the states so far,” Sam Margin, the group’s guitarist and frontman said in relation to the record’s reception in the states. Off the strength of its lead single “My Gun,” the bluesy, soul-influenced quartet quickly became a household name in Grouplove played at Union Tranfer on Sept. 28. Australianthe Australian pop scene. While based band The Rubens opened the show. |ANDREW most early 20-somethings were THAYER TTN





The Rubens open for Grouplove on Sept. 28

still figuring out the intricacies of writing a rent check, The Rubens were opening for Bruce Springsteen. Unfortunately for the band, the song title has proven contentious with U.S. radio stations. “We’ve had big issues with radio stations and any company at all in general getting on board with a song titled ‘My Gun,’” Margin said. “Because—if it was five years ago, people wouldn’t care because it wasn’t such a political topic. People were still shooting each other in America, but right now it’s become a very political hot potato thing.” The Rubens, a group comprised of Margin brothers Sam, Elliot and Zaac, along with childhood friend Scott Baldwin, would hit the stage around 9 p.m.. To the tune of The Rolling Stones “Gimme Shelter,” The Rubens sauntered onto the stage to a polite but subdued round of applause. After ripping through the new record in almost its entirety, The Rubens exited, this time to a noticeably louder reaction. “In Australia, it’s all done,” Margin said. “We know we’re going to walk out on stage and we’ll get a big cheer and we’ll get to work the audience with our songs. Coming back to people who don’t know the songs you can’t work the audience in the same way, you gotta win them over song by song. It’s a completely different deal.” The Rubens are glad to be

paying their dues in the U.S. This can largely be attributed to the amount of success the group experienced early on in Australia. “It’s fun playing the smaller shows again and playing the club kind of thing, which will always be fun for a band ,” Margin said. “And the challenge is there, which is cool. I’ll probably get bored of it eventually if it doesn’t start to kick off for us at some point.” After forming in 2011, The Rubens were quickly discovered by the Australian radio station Triple J. The doe-eyed fourpiece quickly became a band that occupied Australian airwaves. The chance to record its first full-length with acclaimed producer David Kahne in the United States soon followed. “It was really scary [working with Kahne],” Margin said. “And it made it hard for us to start off with. When you’re working with a producer you really have to—there has to be a huge balance I think. Not between power but direction and the way the record is going. If you don’t have any balls, which we don’t—we didn’t have any balls at the start, the producer— just because they’re a producer and they have to, their whole role is to get the record going, they will suggest things, and because he worked with Paul McCartney and stuff, we would just say yes to everything.” Not long after the Kahne partnership began, The Rubens

Wrestlers do battle at highly anticipated Ring of Honor event HONOR PAGE 9 on. Unable to force Ciampa into submission, Cole booted his foe in the head over and over until Ciampa was knocked out for the pin. In the second semifinal match, Steen and Elgin pounded each other in a violent big man battle. Although Steen’s attire of basketball shorts and a T-shirt to cover his gut left a lot to be desired in a professional athlete, his ability to connect with the people briefly evaporated my WWE “tall, tan, and muscular” brainwashing. Steen could definitely move around and Elgin matched his agility with mesmerizing strength. Elgin deadlifted Steen into a German suplex with a bridge and then shifted into a crossface. Even with the love of the people behind him, “Mr. Wrestling” tapped out of the championship chase. Despite the torture Steen suffered, Elgin was the man in need of medical attention following the contest. After a hearty handshake between the two grapplers, Steen threw one of Elgin’s ice packs into the stands. A man grabbed it as a unique souvenir, but the production crew demanded he return it to the referee. With the abuse these athletes endure, I guess they need all of the frozen peas possible. Other matches on the card included Randy Savage’s brother from another mother “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal outwrestling Silas Young, Adam Page defeating R.D. Evans, Roderick Strong beating Ricky Marvin and the Forever Hooligans retaining their titles against the American Wolves. There was also an eightman-tag team match, but former Playboy cover girl Maria Kanellis frolicked around ringside so I surrendered my journalistic integrity for just a few glorious moments. After reinstating Jimmy Jacobs due to the retiring BJ Whitmer’s plea, McGuinness

brought out three judges to decide the winner of the tournament final just in case the match went to a 60-minute time limit draw. As ROH Ambassador Cary Silkin, COO Joe Koff, and talent scout Prince Nana scribbled in their scorecards, I wondered how Cole and Elgin could physically last at this break-neck pace for an hour. These warriors hit each other with every move in their arsenals. Elgin clotheslined Cole inside out. Cole crushed Elgin with a vintage Petey Williams Canadian Destroyer. Both men crashed into the judges’ table. In the end, Elgin should have just accepted McGuinness’ generous offer in July because Cole finished the match under the time limit with his signature Florida Key. True to his word, Briscoe lumbered toward the ring to hand Cole the world championship, the same strap once worn by CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. As soon as he turned his back though, Cole super-kicked the former champion and then smacked Elgin across the face with the belt. I learned of these characters only three hours earlier, yet I was appalled that the fan favorite turned evil. That’s the addictive, rapid pacing of ROH. However, I longed for the slower, in-ring story-telling of WWE Superstars. For example, Steen delivered an F-5 to Elgin, but only got a two count. A move as devastating as Brock Lesnar’s finisher should not be a set-up to 12 elbow strikes and four powerbombs into a turnbuckle. With most tickets selling for only $20, these young men are risking their lives for very little reward aside from the passion of the fans. Yes, this is wrestling. But at this rate, how much longer can it survive? John Corrigan can be reached at john.corrigan@temple.edu.



struck a deal with Warner Bros. records in the U.S. The Rubens are currently wrapping up their first full U.S. tour. Its first trip stateside as a band was over the summer, as the group played a number of U.S. festivals, including a performance at Bonnaroo. Similarly to its tour with Grouplove, much of it was spent winning over American fans. “The tent was full by the time we finished which was really cool,” Margin said. “We probably had five rows deep at the start waiting for us to play of people who knew who we were and the rest were just people who came along and liked what they heard and stayed.” The Rubens are a group that’s hard to quantify. Although The Black Keys are commonly used as a reference point to describe their sound, a moniker that Margin is quick to frown at, the band is mostly without contemporary influences. This can largely be attributed to the fact that the Margin brothers grew up in Menangle, Australia, a rural town with a population of roughly 500. “I think being more isolated from the Sydney vibe—because Sydney has this kind of hipster kind of thing going on,” Margin said. “And I’m sure if we’d grown up in the city we’d be influenced by that. But we never grew up around that, we didn’t go to gigs from an early age like a lot of people do when they’re in that kind of trendy city scene.


Wavves are leaving the confines of California to play for us sun-deprived, In-N-Out Burgerdeficient East Coasters. The lo-fi surf-rock group has a relatively new LP entitled “Afraid of Heights” that’s drawing comparisons to everyone from Nirvana to The Arctic Monkeys to Black Flag.


Three LPs, a covers record and a demo later, New Jersey’s prodigal sons of ska-punk are Grouplove plays at Union Tranfer on Sept. 28. Australian ready to call it a day, but not beband The Rubens set the bar high with a vibrant set, despite its fore hitting the road for a faresmaller following in the U.S. | ANDREW THAYER TTN well tour. The trek will appropriately conclude at New Jersey’s So I think we weren’t influenced more old school stuff like Otis Starland Ballroom, but not beby anything, it was kind of more Redding.” fore paying the TLA a visit. the music we listened to, the David Zisser can be reached music that our parents listened zisserd@temple.edu. THE INTERNET to: blues, rock and Zeppelin and

Venues differ in more than size buy concert-goers an average night filled with muffled music, made bearable by relatively roomy seating. “I was mostly indifferent to the experience,” Ruiz said. “Next time, I’ll hold out for basketball season.” The Wells Fargo Center, which is a short walk from the AT&T subway station stop, beats The Liacouras Center. Same size, same price – better venue. The host to Cage the Elephant and Muse on Sept. 9 and a copious amount of Flyers home games, the Wells Fargo Center never fails to deliver. The venue did a fantastic job of accommodating Muse’s extravagant light show, quite literally outshining the Liacouras Center’s bleak stage production. There was enough room on stage for a table skirt of television screens and a large pyramid structure depicting a transfixing display of visual art – and a strong enough sound system to accommodate it all. The 1996 construction job has stood the test of time, giving off a well-groomed, up-todate vibe. Representing the cheaper end of live entertainment, the Electric Factory partnered with Amazon Student and Pandora to provide a free back-toschool concert for Philadelphia area students on Sept. 12. Trey Songz headlined as students poured into the standing-roomonly venue. “A concert is a fun way to celebrate the back to school season,” Brittany Turner, a public relations manager with Amazon said. “The Electric Factory is an iconic concert venue in Philadelphia. It was the perfect venue size for an intimate concert with Trey Songz.” Intimate is right – a dark, often steamy atmosphere is created when bands hit the stage of this antique venue. Originally a tire warehouse, the face of the building is misleading. Beyond the doors that were first opened in 1968 shows a stretch of flat ground to stand for the show. Viewing the stage can be tough for someone of smaller stature, but sound fills the venue from floor to ceiling,

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and sneaks out the front door to be heard clearly from the parking lot. There’s nothing wrong with tiptoeing for a few hours when dancing in a building that oozes of rich music history. There really are concert opportunities for everyone, and Radio 104.5 makes sure of that. Even the strapped for cash college student can journey to Northern Liberties’ Piazza at Schmidt’s for the free Summer Block Party Series or Winter Jam the radio station hosts annually. Concert-goers are invited to visit the Miller Lite Beer Garden in honor of the historic site. Before being transformed in 2009, the land was occupied by the large Schmidt’s Brewery, which opened in 1860. Fans squeeze into the concrete, open-air courtyard for the always jam-packed Saturday lineups. American Authors, The Unlikely Candidates and Airborne Toxic Event closed out the last show of the summer on Sept. 14. These shows attract fans of all ages and crowd surfers galore. Free access allows concert-goers to grab a bite to eat or squeeze in some shopping to pass some of the long wait times between sets. The venue caters to its vertically challenged guests with live footage broadcasted on televisions that are easily seen over a sea of bobbing heads. There are plenty of other venues worth mentioning in the great city of Philadelphia. The Trocadero and the Theatre of Living Arts are both smaller venues that host a lot

of cheap not-yet-world-tourstatus bands. Union Transfer and Boot & Saddle are the city’s two newest indoor venues sponsored by R5 Productions, both equipped with great sound systems. First Unitarian Church ironically hosts a slew of rowdy punk bands in its basement. My favorite venue, new to the city as of 2012, is the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center. The stage is set up atop a grassy, rolling hill. For a reasonable price, concert-goers are given a picturesque view of the Philadelphia skyline with trees blocking out the bustling city. In the changing weather of September, The Arctic Monkeys on Sept. 18 and Vampire Weekend on Sept. 19 both played at the venue. “I love playing outside – it’s my favorite thing to do,” lead singer of Vampire Weekend Ezra Koenig said during his performance. Energy ricocheted through the crowd as crisp air filled my lungs, clearly audible music passed through my ears and wonder through my eyes. Colored lights illuminated the trees, and the smell of surprisingly quality food filled the tent-covered seating area. Both nights projected a satisfying experience and that view truly cannot be beat. It isn’t just me – touring artists also love the scene in this city we call home. “This is a big tour, Philadelphia. And there’s no place we’d rather start it than here,” Koenig said at the concert. Brianna Spause can be reached at brianna.christine.spause@temple. edu.

The Arctic Monkeys play at the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center earlier this summer. | BRIANNA SPAUSE TTN


An offshoot of the Odd Future collective that’s decidedly less prone to don ski masks, The Internet is a collaboration between Odd Future members DJ Syd the Kid and roducer Matt Martians. The result of their combined efforts is soulful, R&B-infused pop music with swoon-worthy vocals that invoke comparisons to Aaliyah.


Tailor made for the festival circuit, Surfer Blood is a purveyor of drone-y, college indie pop that wouldn’t sound out of place in the latest iPhone commercial. With the backing of Warner Bros. Records, Surfer Blood recently released “Pythons,” a 10- song romp through all things hooks-laden and catchy. - David Zisser

The 30th Street Craft Market returns to University City on Oct. 5. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., vendors sell all kinds of wares, including ceramics, original art, jewelry and clothing. Admission is free. There will be food trucks and live music. Afterward, Laurel Hill Cemetery in North Philadelphia will be hosting “Cinema in the Cemetery: A Halloween Tour” on Oct. 5. The $10 admission grants access to fire pits, hot apple cider, kettle corn and a yet to be determined horror flick. Guests should arrive at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start time. There is also free parking across the street. The event is located at 3822 Ridge Ave.

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Conservation, coffee and clothes Philadelphia celebrates Unique combination of items for sale in United by Blue, open on Sept. 25. KERRI ANN RAIMO The Temple News About three blocks from a Starbucks undergoing renovation on 3rd and Arch streets, United by Blue, a coffeehouse and clothing store, houses its grand opening celebration. By 6:30 p.m., the event is so crowded that its guests are about to knock over trays of grilled cheese, mini soft pretzels and other low-key hors d’oeuvres. As a band called Spirit and Dust gets ready to perform near the store’s dressing room, whose curtains are made from the same canvas as the bags the store sells, and coffee is served

on a bar built from reclaimed wood found in other areas of Old City, United by Blue resembles an urban utopia. United by Blue revolves around three things: conservation, clothes and coffee. “[United by Blue] came about out of another brand, another company that I was running prior to this when I was at Temple, actually,” said Brian Linton, the founder of UBB and a Temple alumn from the class of 2008. Linton majored in Asian studies at the College of Liberal Arts. Even though he wasn’t in the Fox School of Business, he got involved in its business plan competition and went on to win the grand prize in 2008. Although proceeds from his original company were given to ocean conservation projects, he felt this wasn’t enough. Linton wanted to go further. “I sort of re-shifted my pri-

United by Blue celebrates its grand opening on Sept. 25 selling both coffee and clothes.| EMILY VISHNEVETSKY TTN

orities and focused on creating a brand that had tangible impact for every single business transaction,” Linton said. For each item sold, United by Blue promises to remove one pound of trash from oceans or waterways. The whole concept can provoke skepticism: how do customers know for sure their money is going to the right place? How exactly is this any different from his original company? All the information is posted on its website, down to the exact amount of pounds collected from each location. United by Blue runs on volunteerism, Linton said. So far, the company has removed 160,260 pounds of trash from a total of 98 cleanups that have spanned 22 states. UBB will have its 100th cleanup in October in Dallas. Although the store just opened in Old City in August, United by Blue clothing has been sold since 2010 at other retailers such as Nordstrom, REI and Urban Outfitters. “Our brand, the premise of it all along, was to sell to other stores,” Linton said. “Doing retail is actually brand new.” With the first companyowned store in tow, Linton said he’s happy that it’s in Philadelphia. “Philadelphia, for this type of company, is definitely a unique space,” Linton said. “Everything is in New York when it comes to this type of thing.”

Regardless, Linton is proud of what Old City has to offer. “In terms of lifestyle, there’s nothing better,” he said of the location. The crowded grand opening event had its fair share of 20-somethings sipping on the store’s coffee, gathered from ReAnimator, a locally owned and operated coffee roaster in Fishtown. United by Blue is not willing to fish out infinite amounts of disposable cups. A somewhat passive-aggressive sign is posted, with the message: “Please return Klean Kanteens or you may purchase your cup for $8.” The coffee component is another way United by Blue hopes to prove that its goal is not just about selling clothing. Linton said he wants people to see the location as a coffeehouse as well. “It’s about having a highend, really high-quality, organic coffee bar that people that don’t even care about our apparel can come in and enjoy,” Linton said. United by Blue’s main focuses is on nature, despite its urban environment. “We’re all united by water,” Linton said. “At the end of the day, the bird, the fish and the mosquito, and the moose, and you and me, we all need water to live.”

an Oktoberfest of its own German festivities a part of various locations in Philly. SINEAD CUMMINGS The Temple News


Oktoberfest in Munich is the most famous beer festival. The rich history of the event traces back to the 1800s and has gotten bigger every year since. The festival attracts millions. Despite the name, Oktoberfest traditionally takes place the third weekend in September and ends the first Sunday of October. For those that want to celebrate Oktober in October, Philadelphia offers its own festival revolving around the German tradition. Oktoberfest is back in Philly. “Lots of lederhosen, pints of beer and tents the size of mansions - it’s like a huge carnival,” Stephanie Fanelli, a senior at Temple, said of her experience with the authentic Oktoberfest in Germany she attended while studying abroad last fall. “The beer girls can carry 12 beers at a time to tables and the first person to chug their beer has to then stand up and hold the glass over their head to show Kerri Ann Raimo it is completely empty,” Fanelli can be reached at said about the Oktoberfest tradikerriann.raimo@temple.edu. tions she encountered abroad,” Finelli said.

Philadelphia’s Oktoberfest may not be on as large of a scale, but it does incorporate the carnival feeling through Midtown Village’s Fall Festival, taking place Oct. 6 from noon to 7 p.m. Midtown Village Merchants Association, which manages the festival, is a group of businesses in the 13th Street area that formed an alliance in 2006. This year will mark the eighth annual festival hosted on 13th Street from Chestnut to Locust streets. The addition of Chestnut Street in the festival is new this year. Vendors will be set up along the streets selling crafts, food and drinks. Restaurants, shops and bars through the blocks will also partake in the celebrations and host Oktoberfest-themed events and specials. The spirit of Oktoberfest has inspired Philadelphia’s oldest Irish bar, McGillin’s Olde Ale House located on Drury Street, to change heritage for a day. “We expect somewhere between 40,000 to 50,000 people to attend,” Chris Mullins, general manager at McGillin’s Olde Ale House, said. We embrace that whole culture of beer drinking, whether you are Irish or German.” McGillin’s has been a part of the festival since its inception.


Musician raises money for own nonprofit, Calling All Crows across the country when she was picked up by State Radio’s tour bus. Stokes would give the fans a very in-depth look into how lyrics and songs were formed. He told stories about the early days of being on the road or events from his life that influenced lyrics. Sometimes he would stop mid-song to explain where the next part came from. Occasionally, he would go off

on a tangent until he remembered he was still in the middle of a song. He played a mix of old and new, featuring old favorite Dispatch songs like “Open Up,” State Radio standbys like “Omar Bay,” and “Calling All Crows.” Three songs into the set came the most special point of the evening, during the State Radio song “Indian Moon.”


Stokes had slipped the name “Kayla” in to the chorus and an audience member stood up in the middle of the song and the music stopped. When he pulled the girl next to him up, and said “Kayla, I love you so much,” the whole crowd knew what was happening. He proposed, and received the largest applause of the evening. The show was open to requests, but no one had to shout

over each other like in a crowded venue. It was similar to asking a friend on the couch to play a song you like. “I just need to make sure I know my songs well,” Stokes said. “And that I am somewhat learned all across the board of my catalog, so that when people yell requests I can get away with it. I had some help.” Stokes would agree to a song but would sometimes

have to remember what chord went where, or the next line of the verse, which the crowd was more than happy to help with. After the show, it became a group of people casually talking like it was a small party with friends. Stokes signed a few autographs and took pictures but mostly just chatted with fans. The next stop on the tour was Washington. When asked if Stokes would be staying the

night or just driving to the next destination, Stokes said they’d drive. “Touring with the children, it’s a lot,” Stokes said. “For them to be just sleeping in random houses like now, and then we try to transfer them to the van without them waking up, just trying to get them to sleep.” Brendan Menapace can be reached at BSmenapace@temple.edu.

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Hundreds of Hare Krishnas gather for the Parade of Chariots, or Ratha-Yarta Festival, on Sept. 28. Beginning at 16th Street and Ben Franklin Parkway, the ceremony brought participants to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the Festival of India.| MEAGHAN POGUE TTN

Cultures compare in new exhibit ‘The Way of Chopsticks’ Artists Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen create a installation art piece in Philly. CHELSEA FINN The Temple News ART The Philadelphia Art Alliance has announced a new art project by two of China’s most famous contemporary artists, Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen. The piece is a transformative installation called “The Way of Chopsticks.” Sarah Archer, a senior curator of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, said she’s excited to be a part of this project. The project shows the idea of the separation, differences and similarities between Asian and American families. The installation takes place at Rittenhouse’s Wetherhill Mansion and will take up three floors in order to showcase many types of multimedia.

“It was presented as a site for them to consider because our heritage as a domestic space seemed like a novel but fitting idea, and they were eager to take it on,” Archer said in an email. The many layers of multimedia are to give attendees a clear view at family life in China. The two artists showcase Chinese life from the ‘60s and ‘70s, where it was not unusual to have large families, until the current day where large families are no longer seen. “The artists have done previous iterations of the ‘Chopsticks’ series but never one so complex and involving so many different kinds of works – found objects, video, site-specific elements,” Archer said. The two also worked alongside their 11-year-old daughter Dong ErRui. Wanting to help visualize what large-family life was like in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Dong and Xiuzhen tapped into their own memories and reclamation of their younger years and used their daughter to help

showcase the notion of the onechild family that many people know today. Not only is the size of families different in today’s society, but so is the connection to Western culture. Song and Xiuzhen grew up away from the idea of Western culture and were sheltered away from it, which is much different than their daughter’s life. With Philadelphia being a city well-known as a melting pot, Archer hopes this project will be something that people look forward to seeing. “My hope is that people will be intrigued by how the building is transformed and be open to learning something about another culture,” Archer said. There will be many activities along with “The Way of Chopsticks” within the next few months that are made to appease those who are familiar with art as newcomers as well. “These artists have a wellestablished reputation in the art

world but are less well-known beyond that,” Archer said. “I think this exhibition is designed to reach an audience of more varied interests who may not be familiar with these artists, but who can learn something by discovering their work in this context.” In order to learn more about Chinese culture, part of the exhibit will include tastings and workshops on selected days. On Oct. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be “The Five Tastes of Chinese Cuisine with Chef Joseph Poon” for $20. Every Third Thursday of the month there will be a discounted gallery tour with Archer for $10. The dates are Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. Also, every Saturday there will be a family workshop series for children between the ages of five and eight for $10 a child. Kids will be able to make their own uses of art using tools and ideas inspired by “The Way of Chopsticks.” With the support of the Pew

Center for Arts and Heritage as well as the Mindspring Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council, the exhibition will be on view from now until Dec. 29 as the Philadelphia Art Alliance’s centerpiece exhibition.

For a full list of events circulating “The Way of Chopsticks” go to philartalliance.org. Chelsea Finn can be reached at chelsea.finn@temple.edu.

“The Way of Chopsticks” explores Chinese life in new exhibit running until Dec. 29. | MINH MAI TTN

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FEST PAGE 11 “It has become the busiest day of our year. Bigger than St. Patrick’s Day and bigger than New Years Day,” Mullins said. “For the Fall Festival this year we will close off Drury Street, tent it, decorate it in Oktoberfest style, and serve some mainly local German style beers, have karaoke outside and have a big party.” Some of the local beers that will be available are Yuengling’s Oktoberfest, Lancaster’s Oktoberfest, Flying Fish’s OktoberFish and Sly Fox’s Oktoberfest Lager. International Oktoberfest beers will also be available. Drury Street will transform into one of two beer gardens popping up for the festival. The other will be on St. James Street at Smokin’ Betty’s where specially priced BBQ will be offered. McGillin’s, however, will stick to serving authentic German food at the festival. “We will have our German sausage platter and we do jagerschnitzel - [that is where we] take a nice piece of pork loin and pound it down until it is nice and tender and it’s breaded and lightly fried, and then we serve it with awesome mushroom gravy,” Mullins said. “It’s served with a German potato salad and some cabbage.” Sinead Cummings can be reached at sinead.cummings@temple.edu.


dents from more than 20 different restaurants have enrolled in the classes, which are offered twice weekly in eight-week sessions for a nominal fee. There are also special events, such as restaurant demonstrations. Classes are small and a host of volunteers help with teaching and planning. Although the program isn’t limited to Spanish speakers, current students are all Spanish speakers. On a recent morning, Fix reviewed a lesson with six students in the South Philadelphia office, a bright and airy storefront on Passyunk Avenue. On the walls were charts of prepositions, pronouns, colors, measurements and kitchen-related verbs. (From left) John Ihlenfeldt, Tom Leslie and Aeri Lee teach English as As she elicited answers from the a second language through the Garces Family Foundation at a location students, Fix, who is also an adjunct in South Philadelphia. The ESL program is directed by Temple alumna, professor in the College of EducaMallory Fix.| JACOB COLON TTN tion at Temple and a lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s English is a new student in the class, listened Fix said goals for the program language proattentively. include expanding to increase the gram, switched “The class helps me number of students and developing easily between talk to other people and into a model program of language English and meet new people,” said and community building. Spanish. Perez, who emigrated from One aspect of this has already “You can Guatemala to the United begun in the addition of Temple TEtake the quesStates three years ago. “I SOL students who work as volunteer tion and turn like the class because I un- teachers. it around and derstand more and I have “We’d like to make this like a use it in your great teachers.” training ground,” Fix said. answer,” Fix Another student, Maria said as she exA.E. Thompson can be reached at Lopez, works as a prep chef plained a quesamanda.thompson@temple.edu and began taking classes in tion. February. The class, Lopez Freddy said, helps her communicate Perez, who Freddy Perez / student better at work. works as a “[I like it] when we talk busser in a Center City restaurant and and write,” she said.

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me talk to other people and meet new people. I like the class because I understand more and I have great teachers.

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he Primetime Emmy Awards aired Sept. 22, and let me begin by saying that my Emmy ballot was completely off. Like, so horribly wrong that I should be embarrassed to be writing this article right now. That wrong. H o w ever, when I make my Emmy predictions I always choose who I want to Chelsea Colatriano win and who Roll Tape I think is going to win. The “who I want to win” list was more on par than the “who I think is going to win” one, so I guess that says a lot about my taste, right? Let’s start from the top. If you haven’t watched and haven’t looked up the winners, let’s start with the basics. “Breaking Bad” won the outstanding drama award and “Modern Family” took home an award for outstanding comedy. End of discussion. No surprises there. That’s where my Emmy predictions went right. Online content was very visible

at the awards. This is the first year online content was honored in categories originally reserved for broadcast TV. Netflix shows such as “Arrested Development” and “House of Cards” were given numerous awards at the Creative Arts Emmys. “The Academy created four new interactive media award categories this year to reflect the big changes in online content, but the fact that “House of Cards” broke through into the Primetime Emmys is a huge game changer,” Kristine Weatherston, assistant professor in the media studies and production department said. The Primetime Emmys telecast airs 26 categories during the show. However, there are 77 more categories in which awards are awarded during the Creative Arts awards that aren’t even broadcast. The interactive media award categories are not touched on in the Primetime Emmys broadcast, but the fact that Netflix-produced shows are being honored in categories that include shows like “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” is incredible. It illustrates just how influential online content has become. “For online content to qualify for a major award, it has to embody the same level of quality, or better, in script, acting and production values as any of this year’s nominees,” Paul Gluck, an associated professor in the media studies and production department and general manager of TUTV, said.

As much as “online content” seems to be a buzzword, Emmy voters still seem to be skeptical about honoring these innovations with awards. Netflix content was honored with 14 nominations but only received one award – Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: David Fincher for “House of Cards” – during the Primetime broadcast, and two awards for the Creative Arts portion – outstanding casting and outstanding cinematography for a single camera series for “House of Cards.” The content providers that Emmy voters seem to welcome are cable and premium channels. In total, HBO led the pack with 108 nominations and took home 27 awards. The reason, I speculate, is innovation. HBO is creating interesting content and taking risks networks don’t want to take. Content creators are flocking to networks like HBO and AMC because they embrace innovation. Viewers are embracing it as well. Weatherstone said network television is just plain boring, except for a few gems like “Scandal.” Most of the shows on network television follow a tried and true formula, like cop procedurals, sitcoms about friends sitting at a coffeehouse or the good old reality show. Yes, these are wellestablished formulas that are easier to bank on succeeding than a show that follows a middle-aged teacher who is diagnosed with cancer and then sets up shop as a crystal meth cook. But that one took home an outstanding drama award.

The one observation that hit home for me was that a lot of the honorees for directing and writing were women who are a part of shows that have a special place in my heart. It means a lot to me to see my idols receiving recognition for the work they have been doing. Women have been underrepresented in the industry, but that seemed to change last Sunday night. “There were far more women nominated for Emmys this year than ever in the 65 years of the Academy,” Weatherstone said. “It is not only a great time to be part of television, but it is awesome to see more women’s voices, points of view and technical expertise in writing, directing and other male-dominated areas of production. It sets a great tone and example for the female graduates of the [media studies and production] program at Temple and future students interested in studying, writing and producing television.” One of my personal role models is Tina Fey. To see her win for outstanding writing and female director Gail Mancuso win for outstanding directing for a comedy series, inspires me. It’s amazing to see women rising to the top in this maledominated field.

TRENDING IN PHILLY What’s going on in the city, brought to you by Twitter. From restaurants, to music to store openings, Twitter is the go to for the latest updates. For breaking news and daily updates on campus, follow The Temple News on Twitter @TheTempleNews.

CHESTER’S FIRST NONPROFIT GROCERY STORE @phillydotcom tweeted on Sept. 28 that Philabundance has opened its first nonprofit grocery store, the Fare & Square, in Chester. The store charges “8 percent to 10 percent lower” than other grocery stores. There is no word on whether Philadelphia will be next in line for an opening.

EAGLES GET THEIR OWN WINE @foobooz tweeted on Sept. 26 that the Philadelphia Eagles are celebrating their 80th anniversary with the launch of their own wine, “Rollout.” The cabernet sauvignon will be served throughout the Philadelphia area as well as parts of N.J. It will also be available for purchase at club and suite levels at Lincoln Financial Field.

Chelsea Colatriano can be reached chelsea.colatriano@temple.edu.


OUT & ABOUT COMICS GALORE The Rotunda on Walnut Street will be hosting the Locust Moon Fest on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event, in its second year, brings fans together to celebrate all things comic, illustration and graphic arts. The event’s namesake, Locust Moon, is a comic book store located in West Philadelphia on 40th Street. Special guests include local talents and artists Chrissie Zullo, Todd Klein and Jim Steranko. There will be a collection of publishers, creators and vendors as well as a variety of workshops. Attendees pay a donation at the door and children under 13 are free. Suggested donation amounts are $5 -$15. In partnership with the Jack Kirby Museum, a portion of the profits will be donated to the museum. For more information and to see a complete list of talents, visit locustmoonfest.com.

- Samantha Tighe

‘THE CONVERT’ OPENS IN PHILLY While the Arden and Walnut Street Theaters have already begun their seasons, the 2013-14 theater season in Philadelphia will be going into full swing this month. The Wilma Theater will begin its season Oct. 9 with “The Convert” by Obie Award-winning playwright Danai Gurira and directed by Michael John Garcés. “The Convert” tells the story of Jekesai, a young girl in 1865 southern Africa who converts to Christianity after escaping an arranged marriage. The play deals with Jekesai’s internal struggle as she chooses between her new faith and respecting the traditions of her ancestors. Before opening in Philadelphia, “The Convert” opened in Washington D.C. through Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company, and that production will be transferred to the Wilma. “The Convert” will run through Nov. 10. Just a couple blocks away on Broad Street, the Philadelphia Theatre Company will be starting off its season on Oct. 11 with Amy Herzog’s, Obie Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize for drama finalist, “4,000 Miles.” In the play, audiences meet Leo, a 21-year-old bicyclist, who unexpectedly shows up at his 91-year-old grandmother’s apartment in New York City after biking across the country. Throughout the play, Leo must face issues he has with his family while his grandmother provides moments of comic relief. “4,000 Miles” will run through Nov. 11. Toward the end of the month, the Arden Theater will open its second show of the season with “Stick Fly,” opening on Oct. 24. “Stick Fly” follows an African-American family spending a weekend at Martha’s Vineyard, while their family secrets of betrayal and prejudice are exposed. The show will run through Dec. 22. Shows continuing their runs in October include the Tony Award winning “In the Heights” at the Walnut Street Theater, which will continue it’s run through Oct. 20 and “Parade” at the Arden Theater, which will conclude Nov. 3. Check back with The Temple News for more coverage on the 2013-14 Philadelphia theater season.

-Luis Fernando Rodriguez


Pop-up beer gardens, DJs, sumo wrestlers and sidewalk sales are just some of the activities to be expected at the Midtown Village Fall Festival, returning to Center City on Sunday, Oct. 6. The festival will be held on 13th Street, from Chestnut to Locust streets. From noon to 7 p.m. the street will be filled with a variety of vendors. It will include samples from area restaurants, including Barbuzzo, Jamonera and El Vez. The event also includes a variety of other food, drink and craft vendors. -Sarae Gdovin

LORENZO’S GETS NEW LOCATION @NBCPhiladelphia tweeted on Sept. 28 that the popular South Street pizza shop Lorenzo’s is scheduled to open at the Wells Fargo Center likely within the month. An article by NBC said the product will remain the same, with prices set by Aramark.

FREE YOGA CLASSES @bewellphilly tweeted on Sept. 30 that Lithe Method is offering free beginner yoga classes in October. In order to sign up, visit Lithe Method’s website at lithemethod.com, and register by creating an account and choose “Complimentary October Lithe 101.” Lithe Method is located at 219 Cuthbert St.




Student makeup artist a fan of vintage stores

Melonee Rembert Fashion Faceoff

Rembert spoke with one student about her vintage-inspired look.


audi Arabian freelance makeup artist and junior business management and public relations major Zaineb Ahmed doesn’t shy away from her love of old-fashioned style. Her unusual style is enabled by a passion for fashion and beauty. THE TEMPLE NEWS: How would you describe your style? ZAINEB AHMED: I would say that it’s vintage and eclectic. TTN: What stores do you shop at? ZA: I love thrift stores and vintage stores. I get most of my stuff from Goodwill. One of my favorite stores is called Udelco. That’s actually where I got the outfit I’m wearing now.

TTN: Do you have any style icons or inspirations? ZA: I really like Janelle Monae. I don’t really look up to anyone in particular. My style isn’t really like one type of thing. I really just wear what I like. TTN: What styles are you looking forward to this fall? ZA: I really like the bodysuits and jumpsuits like the one I’m wearing. I like the vintage ones. I know the high-knee socks are really last year, but I still like those. I love Dr. Martens. I love fall because you can wear blazers and stuff like that. TTN: Do you have any fashion advice for students? ZA: It doesn’t matter what other people think. Wear what you like. If you think it’s beautiful and you think it flatters your body, that’s all that matters. TTN: Do you have any favorite items of clothing or beauty products? ZA: I’m actually a freelance makeup artist. I was really into art in high school and when I graduated I just did it in my free time. Makeup is like my art. I love making women feel beautiful – that’s my passion. I want to start my own makeup business eventually.

Maura Lieberman Fashion Faceoff

Lieberman reflects on recycling fashion trends and where to find them.


hopping for vintage clothing is like treasure hunting – it’s hard to know what you’ll get. From bomber jackets to graphic T-shirts, vintage shopping is great for college students looking to add a little flare to their wardrobe. Fashion tends to take pieces from different eras and recycle them. After seeing the recent resurgence of overalls, it’s hard to say what will recycle back into stores next. If you’re like me, your style is constantly changing. Luckily for us, vintage store shopping offers great items for typically affordable prices. Zaineb Ahmed attributed her trendy style to shopping at vintage clothing stores. One of her favorites is Udelco, Inc., located in Hawthorne, N.J. You don’t have to travel to Jersey to achieve her look –

Melonee Rembert can be reached at melonee.rembert@temple.edu.

As a makeup artist, Ahmed embraces her unique, old-fashioned style. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN

Zaineb Ahmed said it doesn’t matter what people think about personal style. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN

there are some excellent vintage stores located in Philadelphia. A great vintage clothing store is Retrospect on 5th and South streets. The store is spacious and offers innumerable racks of clothing, ranging from dresses and sweaters to stylish winter coats. Spending more than a few minutes there can unveil some fantastic hidden gems. Retrospect offers not only clothing, but shoes for $12, sunglasses, records, CDs and housewares. I actually found nearly half my kitchen supplies there as well. Wilbur: Vintage & Designer Clothing, located on 716 S. 4th St, is another worthwhile place. Jewelry and clothing prices allow customers to justify a shopping spree after a hardearned paycheck. An assortment of vintage finds are lined up in an organized manner, which can satisfy an easily overwhelmed shopper. Shopping is stressful enough, so I love when I can think straight while perusing a store. You can find items from the ‘70s to present day that are one-of-a-kind and uniquely chic. Vintage items are great artifacts to purchase if you want to accentuate your style. To make style more eclectic and unique, they are an invaluable asset. Maura Lieberman can be reached at maura.lieberman@temple.edu.

Although she thinks knee high socks are ‘really last year,” Ahmed likes them. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN


to our excellent Student Organizations! These organizations and many others are listed in the Organization Director y on Owl Connect. Organizations Eligible for Four Star Rewards

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Director seeks student input Sharing culture, raising funds BRUNNER PAGE 7

“I’ll send out an email asking the students their opinions and if they have any ideas on what songs to play,” Brunner said. “This year, a lot of kids came up with a great number of songs and everything that we’ve played so far has been something that students have suggested.” Brunner said he listens to top radio stations to determine Brunner directs pop adapwhich tunes are highly played tions. | JACOB COLON TTN and stays in touch with the said. popular music scene to find out “I can write the music to a what students may enjoy. whole show in about a week – However, not every song five hours to sit down to write can be translated for the march- a whole piece,” Brunner said. ing band. “But I still have a wife and kids “Sometimes just because at home, too. It takes me some it’s a popular song doesn’t nec- time to do a piece, because I essarily mean that it translates have to figure out what form I to the marching band,” Brunner want to use, what instruments said. “We have a lot of energy should play, this melody, that and play stuff that people know. melody, who’s going to play They can sing and dance along the guitar part, is everything in to the music and so far it’s been unison, how loud do we need pretty good.” it to be. There’s a lot of stuff I Brunner arranges music for take into consideration. Somethe marching band and also con- times I’ll write something, not ducts the concert, symphonic like it and go back and start over and collegiate bands, all while again.” teaching classes on conducting Brunner’s conducting skills and brass instruments. are enhanced by his knowledge His time and effort applied of how to play every instruto writing the pieces for the ment in the band. He played in marching band is manifested jazz bands and one funk band in the band’s performances, he

throughout high school and college. Brunner said knew he loved music when he was a small child. “My parents have pictures of me when I was two years old, standing in the living room of my house conducting to records of the Ohio State marching band,” Brunner said. “My uncle was in the band at the time, and I’d go to every game and watch their pregame concert and conduct all of the time.” Brunner graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in music education and went on to teach music classes in elementary, middle and high school. He later received his master’s degree in instrumental conducting from Ohio State and obtained his doctorate degree in wind conducting from Indiana University. “I’m doing what I want to do,” Brunner said. “This is what people like. A lot of people [say] we kind of have a knack of really capturing the style of something and it’s been a really good thing so far.” Shayna Kleinberg can be reached at shayna.kleinberg@temple.edu.

in and helping, I want it to facilitate a true exchange,” Agarwal said. “That’s why I have this website where the two groups can actually talk to each other and blog and track their progress.” The website and the overall project flourished once she was awarded the 2013 “Design Ignites Change” student fellowship for $5,000 this past summer. “The grant that I was given gives me funding and support to get the initial pilot project off the ground,” Agarwal said. “Right now, I have narrowed down the school that I’m working with in India and the teacher, and about four or five students that will correspond with American high school students.” On Sept. 20, Agarwal chose Plymouth Meeting High School. Four or five students at this school will be participating. Agarwal is working on a business plan that will outline how to set up their own pav bhaji stand. “The project I had for the class was more of a mock-up, so now I am actually bringing it into fruition,” Agarwal said. “The school that I am working


with will potentially get this box, and the box will have a manual that has the recipe and all the dos and don’ts of creating this stand.” Aside from how to create the food, Agarwal said this project is customizable for each school, with the potential to make it their own. “The box also has stickers and stamps so you can brand your stand,” she said. “You can have the identity on the tablecloth or on the napkins or on the plates, but I have also made it so that if you don’t have access to those things, you can really just have the stand, to try and cut down all of the overhead costs. It’s kind of like a DIY restaurant.” Agarwal said while there are still preparations to be made, such as finding the right location for the stands, she is hoping that by next semester they will be ready to open. “Right now, we are still very much in the logistics stage,” she said. “But next semester we will actually go into implementation. World Studio, where I actually got the grant from, is providing me with some mentors and a celebrity

chef who has yet to be named, to come in and help me and the kids with food prep.” Having the ability to take design experience and turn it into activism is something Agarwal and Holohan said is relevant in the industry. “I think in our field there is kind of a buzzword right now, that design is entrepreneur and it is great to see that that can actually happen,” Agarwal said. “That you can take authorship in something and actually bring something to life is cool to see.” She said there is a question of whether or not design can help make change, and working on this project has helped her bring that idea into perspective. “I like to have a social aspect to whatever I do, and sometimes it can be disheartening to think that you can actually make change,” she said. “But there is a debate in the design community right now of whether or not what we do can actually help and save lives, and a part of me now thinks, yes, we actually can.” Alexa Bricker can be reached at alexa.bricker@temple.edu.

Authentic Mexican offers students familiarity in food and quesadilla ingredients sizzling on the grill. Located on Norris Street near Tomlinson Theater, the truck has been in business for about three weeks. Several students have already noted the food truck as a desirable new dining option. “The food was great, I was really impressed with it,” Emily Jakimowicz, a junior marketing major, said. “I almost didn’t expect it just because the truck is so new.” This comes as no surprise to Mena since he said he’s worked in the food industry for most of his life. He said he understands that it will take time for people to notice his truck and gather the courage to try something new,

and that word will eventually get out about his dishes. “I’ve been working in the food business for 25 years, and I had the idea to be on my own and make my own food,” Mena said. “I’ve worked in restaurants and catering, but this is my first food truck.” Being a newcomer to the Temple food truck scene may not be easy, but Mena said even though he hasn’t advertised much, the business is doing well – it usually gets 80 to 100 customers per day. Mena said he believes the food he serves is what makes customers return for more. “I was on campus a few times and I didn’t really see any Spanish food, so I thought that


with my experience and heritage that I’d have a good chance to offer students something different,” Mena said. “Mexicanstyle food is my specialty, and I just want people to try it and get to know what we have to offer.” Although Temple’s Best is in close proximity to Wingo Taco, a truck that also serves Mexican-inspired fare, Mena said there’s no competition between the two of them because the neighboring truck specializes in Korean food. “I don’t see my food competing with anyone else, it’s just authentic Mexican,” Mena said. “We use fresh-cut meats and everything is made to order – nothing’s frozen. My food is just different.”

Alumna takes to the stage in adaption of ‘Emma’ MINORA PAGE 8

Austen’s work has seen some recent media attention as this year is the 200th anniversary of the “Pride and Prejudice” publishing. Minora said she wasn’t a huge Austen fan before landing this role, but since then “things have changed a little.” “Now that I have more of the dramaturgy and historical background of Jane Austen, I’ve realized a lot of the things she wrote about were very nuanced and smart,” Minora said. “She was really ahead of her time.” “Emma” is a coming-ofage story that follows a young, well-off girl in the early 1800s, who is described as being too clever for her own good. Minora’s character, Jane, is an

acquaintance of Emma who is strangely secretive. “The lead character, Emma, can’t really get a read on her,” Minora said. Minora said the role is “very fun to play,” and that it could be one of her favorite shows as an actress. After the show, Minora said she felt the show went extremely well and is overjoyed to be a part of it. Minora said her time at Temple and experiences with her favorite professors played a role in getting her where she is today. “So many professors have helped me before auditions, still, since having graduated,”

Minora said. “[Temple professors] are really alive and active in Philadelphia theater and it’s easier to make the transition into the professional world because of them.” Minora also plans to someday attend graduate school and praised the Temple graduate program for the well-seasoned actors and actresses taking part in it. “Emma” runs from Sept. 19 to Oct. 27. It’s included in the five-day Jane Austen festival the Lantern Theater Company is having from Oct. 11 to 15. Jamie Schoshinski can be reached at jamie.schoshinski@temple.edu.

Minora, of Found Theater Co., acts in ‘Emma’. | COURTESY LANTERN THEATER CO.

The truck’s exterior design shows off Mena’s heritage as well, from the vibrant red colors to the dancing chili peppers above the menu. In the time he’s been serving Temple, he has been selling just about everything on the menu. “People have been coming to try things and then coming back with their friends,” Mena said. “A lot of people are enjoying the chimichangas, but everything on the menu is a good choice. I also have American foods to keep everyone satisfied.” Mena said he realizes college students often have a harder time coming up with the money to constantly eat from trucks, and that students often miss the

feeling of a home-cooked meal. He makes every effort, he said, to keep his prices reasonable for the quality of the food he’s producing. “I think students will get the best value for their money and quality of food at my truck,” Mena said. “It’s like you’re getting a home-cooked meal for $6 or $7.” Jesse Worek, a junior finance major, said Mena’s cooking is up to par with a sit-down restaurant but is served at a much more reasonable price. “I had a burrito the last time I was there, but I think I’m going to try the chimichanga next time – it looks great,” Worek said. “I also like that they sell Jarritos. The flavors are really

good.” Mena said he is the first member of his family to own a business in the food industry, and he said he is proud that he was able to achieve his goals. “I’m just trying to make food that’s different and healthy enough that it won’t hurt you in the long run. I created my menu from my knowledge so I could make what I know best,” Mena said. “I just want people to enjoy it and understand what we’re all about.” Ariane Pepsin can be reached at ariane.pepsin@temple.edu.







Though she is known by many names, the cat living outside Johnson & Hardwick residence halls is a familiar face to many students. The residence hall community provides food and shelter outside of the building. ONLINE. | ERIC DAO TTN


Scuba certification is a perk in one class interesting because he scares you at first,” Lawrence said. “However, our professor said we’ll be diving for at least a straight month now, and by the end of October, we can go on a scuba certification trip with him.” Students have the option to take the course as a three-credit physical education class, but they won’t receive certification. Guckin only offers that process through his shop for those willing to advance their abilities. “We’ll do a bunch of stuff that trains you to solve problems underwater,” Guckin said. “Students interested in the course should be reasonable swimmers because they’ll end up swimming 300 yards.” Baldini said she trusts Guckin’s judgment in and out of the classroom to the point that she has based postcollege decisions on his counsel. “I’m doing a grad trip after this semester and I want it to be about diving,” Baldini said. “I’m going to Bonaire [part of the Dutch Antilles just above Venezuela], which is partially my own research and my professor’s recommendation. I was nervous planning a whole trip around



diving when I wasn’t even certified yet, but after my first day in class, I realized I would be very confident in the water because I’m in good hands with Guckin.” Fontanez said he made the right decision in taking the class, even with prior experience. “If you have a free elective, come out and splash around in the pool,” Fontanez said. “I haven’t taken a test yet so I can’t say it’s an easy A, but it will definitely be a fun grade.” Potential diving students shouldn’t dismiss the grading process, Guckin said, because the final takes place in the classroom. “There is a written test for the final because, in any kinesiology course, 30 percent of the grade is based on cognitive skills,” Guckin said. “In order to get certified, you have to do two days of open water dives in a place we use up above Bethlehem.” Lawrence said the true challenge is simply registering for the class. “It fills up quickly,” Lawrence said. “It filled up within the first five


To participate in Guckin’s class, students are required to swim at least 10 laps. | ERIC DAO TTN minutes of registration and that was just for seniors. The good thing is that people drop it after he sends out the emails about ‘must being able to do 10 laps.’” Despite Fontanez’s sentiments, Baldini said the course is not all fun and games. “Only take this class if you’re

willing to take it seriously,” Baldini said. “If you’re not a good swimmer or not willing to work at it, or you don’t have any intention of becoming a diver, I would not recommend this class.” John Corrigan can be reached at john.corrigan@temple.edu.

Theobald’s class allows for student feedback echoing since he was named president last year: gauge the issues facing Temple from those experiencing it. But it also presents an occasion where he can pass along management skills in the process. “I’m in a position right now where I can almost share learning with them,” Theobald said. “There’s a set of skills in managing and changing an organization and that’s what we’re going to be talking about.” Prior to the start of his first semester in January, Theobald said in an interview with The Temple News that the class would allow him to get a feel for the campus and what students think about ongoing issues at the university. Earlier this year, Theobald expressed the appeal of teaching this particular class when he said he sees enormous benefit in “staying in touch with a group of students



and not only them, but then through them, the things that they’re involved with, just so I know what’s going on on campus beyond what comes into this office.” The class will take on a different mold in the spring when the students – who are all President’s Scholars – will break up into teams to create solutions to issues facing Temple. For students like Connor Magura, a freshman biology and pre-med major, the class allows an approach to real-life problems in the classroom, which gives a “one-on-one feel” with the president. “It’s an amazing opportunity,” Magura said. For others, like neuroscience and psychology double major Samantha Rogers and design major Robin Zheng, the interaction between students and the university’s chief administrator is the most im-

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Some students on Main Campus said they travel to Center City or even Ambler for some of their classes. Alex Shute, junior early childhood education major, juggles the hike to Ambler with her commitment to sports. “I’m taking Classroom Management because this is the only semester I can fit it in,” Shute said. “It’s also offered as a Wednesday night class on Main Campus, but I have scheduling conflicts with rugby.” Shute doesn’t mind the class as much as the grueling commute. “The shuttle is usually crowded and I take it at 4 p.m. to get to the class by 5 p.m.,” Shute said. “The shuttle doesn’t take students back to Main Campus by the time my class is over. Instead, it drops us off at the Ambler train station and I need to pay $7 for the ride back to Temple. My class ends at 7:30 p.m., but I don’t get home until 9 p.m.” Grace Cochrane, junior kinesiology major, chose Ambler rather than Broad Street at the suggestion of friends. “I took Biology I and II there because it was only once a week and I heard the class there was easier than at Main Campus,” Cochrane said. Echoing Shute’s sentiments regarding the commute, Cochrane managed to avoid the hassle. “The travel was annoying,” Cochrane said. “Temple stopped the night bus between Main Campus and Ambler because of costs. Thankfully, a classmate drove us there and back each week.” With an enjoyable class and a change of scenery, Cochrane encourages others to try the experience. “If students don’t mind the travel time, I would recommend it,” Cochrane said. -John Corrigan

portant part of the class. “It really gives you an inside view of how complex a university is to run,” Zheng said. “You’re placed in the seat of a university president and see what he deals with.” “The behind-the-scenes look into the university is what I like about the class,” Rogers said. She added that the second class of the semester was held in the president’s apartment in Rittenhouse Square, where they shared tea and scones. The class’ graduate assistant, Pat Barbro, said having class at the president’s residence was “nice for them to see where they live and to get to know the students on a more personal level.” For Barbro, the class introduces students to some issues facing the university that he didn’t even know about. “They get to find out things and

issues that they never would have found out about without this course,” Barbro, a Ph.D. student in marketing, said. For Theobald, though, one of the class’ most important aspects is the interaction between him and his wife. “This is reality, this is how we actually make decisions,” Theobald said. “[Sheona] and I talk about things a lot and she’ll see things that I don’t see. It gives students an idea that there isn’t just one way to look at things, there will be another perspective to consider and you have to figure out how to meld those together.” Sean Carlin can be reached at sean. carlin@temple.edu or follow on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.

“My favorite place is around City Hall and [Center City]. There’s a lot of places to eat and shop, it’s pretty cool.”

“Probably Old City. I like that it’s almost a small town atmosphere within the city, and I like the views and the nightlife.”





On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Tyler School of Art will host artist Dan Keplinger, in a presentation of his Academy Award-winning documentary, “King Gimp.” The presentation he will be giving, entitled “Articulation: Conversations on Art, Disability, and Visual Culture,” will be from 5 - 6 p.m. in Temple Contemporary, located within the Tyler School of Art. It will start with a showing of his film, followed by a Q&A session with him and his wife. The documentary details his life from age 13 to his graduation from high school. Having contracted cerebral palsy at birth, the movie illustrates his use of art as a means of expression and communication with the people around him. Keplinger’s passion for art has allowed his work to be brought to a large audience. He has had exhibits in San Francisco, Washington D.C., Chicago and many other places across the United States. In addition to the presentation, he will also be showing some of his work in the Stella Elkins Gallery at Tyler until Oct. 25. There is no charge to attend the presentation, however organizers ask those who plan on attending to register at dankeplinger.eventbrite. com. -Alexa Bricker

HOMECOMING PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED Main Campus Program Board announced via Twitter that the homecoming performers this year will be B.o.B with opener Far East Movement. The concert will be on Oct. 19, following homecoming week events which extend from Oct. 17-20. Students with an ID can purchase tickets for $20 starting this Friday, Sept. 28, at the Liacouras Center. The show will be at the Liacouras Center at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Georgia-based B.o.B is best known for his song “Nothin’ on You,” which features Bruno Mars. -Patricia Madej

“I really like being by the water, so I like Schuylkill Banks a lot. There’s a lot of people there and it’s a nice place to hang out.”






Softball using fall season as preparation The Owls welcome nine new players to 2013-14 roster. DON MCDERMOTT The Temple News The softball team will not start competing in the American Athletic Conference until next spring, but work is already underway to build the team into a contender. Returning players are improving their form from last year and incoming players are adjusting to the superior level of play and getting comfortable with new teammates. Senior catcher/first baseman Stephanie Pasquale said the team has always worked well together and this year is no difSOFTBALL

ferent. “We’re like a big family,” Pasquale said. “We’re all a bunch of little sisters together.” “We get along so well,” sophomore Annie Marcopolus said. “We did last year as well, and all our freshmen and transfers this year are awesome. We all love each other.” As a sophomore, Marcopolus plays a key role in the present and future of the club. She’s a veteran player who understands coach Joe DiPietro’s style of play. But she still has three years to go with the team – and she intends to make the most of it. “I just want to be the best team player I can,” Marcopolus said. However, much of the team’s success will ride on the performance of the nine new-

est Owls, including freshmen Amanda Gatt, Angelique Santos and Jessica Haug. Gatt, a pitcher, said she’s confident in her abilities and enthusiastic about joining the team for their move to The American. “It’s really exciting, because it’s a new step for all of us,” Gatt said. “And we’re all going through it together, and playing all the new competition, and we have a lot of talent, so I’m excited.” Gatt sees the team chemistry from a different perspective than Marcopolus and Pasquale, but her verdict is the same. “They’re all very welcoming and they’ve made it a lot easier for us to come in here, even though we’re the new kids,” Gatt said. Santos, a speedy outfield-

er, has a unique story on how she came to Temple. Santos was originally committed to a university in her home state of California. But after a coaching change, she decided to withdraw, because she felt a lack of support from the new regime. “Then [DiPietro] showed up at my games probably two months later,” Santos said. “At that time my confidence was low and I was like ‘Okay, it’s my senior year and I don’t have anything straightened out.’ And [DiPietro] came to 15 of my games, and one game I asked my coach, ‘Who is that? He’s at every one of our games.’ And she’s like, ‘Oh, he’s been here, watching you.’ So I got all excited, and I talked with him after a tournament, and I [verbally committed] a month later.”

Haug, who walked onto the team earlier in the summer, was a two-sport athlete in high school, excelling at softball and soccer. She said it was hard to decide which sport to play at Temple. “Throughout high school I loved playing [both],” Haug said, “And I couldn’t decide. And then throughout the summer I had to make a decision, and I ended up picking softball.” Haug said the move from high school to college was difficult. “It’s a lot different,” Haug said. “You have to put in a lot more work. But it’s still the same idea, like going to practice, being with people you want to be around, having good coaches, just always wanting to get better.”

The Owls hope their new players can step up with the veterans and get them past their tough opponents. The team is feeling confident. “I think our hardest competition is going to be [South Florida], Houston and Louisville,” Pasquale said. “And even when we played Louisville last year, they weren’t really that great.” DiPietro expects his new players to fit in well with his regulars. “We have nine new faces,” DiPietro said. “But the good thing is, they can all play. So with the kids we have coming back, and the addition of the new players, I think we’re going to be really strong in the spring.” Don McDermott can be reached at donald.mcdermott@temple.edu.


Newcomers aim Youtz injured, out two to three weeks to find groove

Leading scorer hurt

Junior forward Amber Youtz is out for two to three weeks with a right forearm injury. Youtz currently leads the team in scoring with eight goals and four assists for 20 points. She tied for third in the nation in goals per game with 1.25 and second in points per game with 3.13. The 2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Offensive Player of the Year suffered the injury during the Owls 4-1 win at Villanova on Sept. 20. The ball hit Youtz in the arm when senior midfielder/defender Molly Doyle tried to clear the ball out of the defensive zone. Youtz left the game to get her arm checked out, but came back in shortly after and played the rest of the way, scoring two goals in the second half. She also played in the team’s next game against Longwood on Sept. 22, but sat out the second half. Youtz was not on the sidelines for Friday afternoon’s 2-1 win over Rutgers. -Nick Tricome

The Owls and the Scarlet Knights first faced off in 1948, and this year will be the 36th game in their rivalry. “We are excited to announce a four-year agreement to play Rutgers in football starting in 2020,” Kevin Clark, interim athletic director, said in a statement. “This is a great series for fans of both teams and it will continue a geographic rivalry, which is [a] big part of our scheduling philosophy.” -Avery Maehrer

SOCCER Fraser honored Junior forward Amber Youtz is currently inactive as she recovers from a right forearm injury. | TTN FILE PHOTO

ally fast game and about late in the first half I started to begin to understand the rules and boy, the speed with which they play…they are incredibly quick.” Theobald also had the chance to meet the 17th best team in the country and thinks highly of them. “They’re really good students,” Theobald said. “I talked to them before the game, really great kids.” Theobald visits “There is nothing that wasn’t Temple has been getting more enjoyable here today,” Theobald and more attention as the field added. -Nick Tricome hockey team progresses further into its first Big East season. Now it has President Neil Theobald’s attention. Theobald was in attendance Owls adopt teenager for Temple’s 2-1 win against RutIn association with the Friends gers on Friday afternoon. It was his of Jaclyn Foundation, the Owls have first field hockey game and he liked adopted Chris Richer, a 15-year-old what he saw. from Mullica N.J. who suffers from “I had a great time, it’s very Neurofibromatosis. exciting,” Theobald said. “It’s a reIn a press conference held last


week, Richer signed a ceremonial letter of intent and was given his own locker as he now is invited to attend all Temple practice and games. Diagnosed at three-years-old, Richer played offensive and defensive tackle until the age of nine. “I wish we could all have the courage that Chris has,” coach Matt Rhule said in a statement. “I really hope that we can support him and make him proud to be a part of our team. He has already inspired us. We can only hope to do the same for him. Win, lose, or draw, I hope we can make him proud of the way we play.” -Avery Maehrer

Last Monday, redshirt-freshman Donovan Fraser was named the Philadelphia Soccer Six Rookie of the Week. Fraser, who transferred from nationally ranked Maryland, scored the lone goal in Temple’s 1-0 win against Villanova on Sept. 21. The goal was the first of Fraser’s collegiate career, and gave the Owls a 1-1 record in the Philadelphia Soccer Six. -Avery Maehrer

TENNIS Courts in use

Due to a shortage of space at the University of Pennsylvania this weekend, Temple was able to play on its home court at the Student Pavilion this weekend in early play at the Penn Invitational. Rivalry continues The matches mark the only Temple and Rutgers have antime this fall that the Owls will be nounced a four-year agreement for playing at home. the schools to play each other be-Danielle Nelson ginning with the 2020 season.


which so far has featured juniors Mike Amole and Alec Kissell and freshman Evan Galbreath, has shown that they own the necessary skills, but it has yet to translate onto the golf course. “We just need to keep working on getting better and never be satisfied,” Matthews said. “That’s something I see as a huge issue.” “I think that kids are satisfied with where they’re at,” Matthews added. “In golf you can never be satisfied. I am nowhere near satisfied with where my game is at right now.” With Temple’s early struggles, Matthews said he’s found himself stepping up as a leader to try and get the most out of his teammates because he realizes how special this group can be. “I’m just trying to do as much as possible because I know how good some of these kids are,” Matthews said. “I work really hard to try and instill confidence in them and be as good as they can be and I really, really hope I can get through on them with that.” With some experience on the roster, the Owls also have new faces that are trying to find their groove on the golf course. “When you’re a senior in high school and then you make an adjustment to come to a major Division I program and you see some of the kids you’re competing with on your team, it’s a little bit of an adjustment period,” Quinn said. Two players Quinn thinks can contribute this year are Galbreath and freshman Evan Notaro. “[Galbreath] has got a lot of ability,” Quinn said. “He’s very raw. We got to harness that ability and he’s got to work on a few things with his technique

Brian Quinn said the team’s top three players have not played up to their abilities.| DAN PELLEGRINE TTN

and form...deep down, he has a ton of ability and that’s my job to pull that out of him and see him max it out.” “I’m hoping that we can get Notaro going,” Quinn added. “He’s swinging a lot better and hitting the ball real solid. If his confidence can come back and get up, he’d be a nice addition to our starting five.” Matthews also sees potential in the freshman, but thinks he can also put forth more effort. “[Notaro] needs to go out there and show effort and show that he wants to play for Temple golf in a really bad way,” Matthews said. “The scores I’ve seen him shoot, he shouldn’t be shooting. I think a little more effort and a little more confidence need to be there for him.” The Owls will have a chance to get back on track Oct. 7 at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate Tournament in Raleigh, N.C. Chase Senior can be reached at chase.senior@temple.edu or on Twitter @Chase_Senior.

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; They will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, In a salt land where no one lives. “but Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? I the Lord search for the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”




Merali fights back from injury Sophomore has not yet been cleared to play for Temple. DANIELLE NELSON The Temple News Jasmine Merali, a sophomore and member of the women’s tennis team, is no stranger to aches and pains since undergoing two knee surgeries and suffering a series of other tennis-related injuries throughout her career. “I joke around all the time and say I am 18 years old and have a body of a 60 year old,” Merali said. “This past summer my family and I were painting the deck and after three or four hours we finally stopped. I said ‘Dad, my knees are hurting, my ankles are hurting, my back is hurting. I feel like an old person.’ My dad started laughing and said, ‘Your mom and I are feeling the exact same pain.’” Merali said she received her first knee surgery, a meniscus repair, in her sophomore year of high school. A year and a half later, Merali went into the operating room again and had microfracture surgery. “We took [Merali to the surgeon] and instead of [taking] a half an hour to come back out, two hours we are still waiting outside,” Salim Merali, the player’s father and professor at Temple’s School of Medicine, said. “That became very worrisome. So when he finally came out, he said he found something not very good. There was this big hole in the cartilage where the bone was touching the bone. So what he decided to do was use technology and have microfracture surgery.” Still recovering from her injuries, Merali said she had one TENNIS

Greg Malinowski wears this helmet in rememberence of his late nephew and best friend. | Courtesy Greg Malinowski

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But it was the memories of the departed that kept him motivated to return to Temple and continue to play college hockey for the Owls. “Essentially what he said was, ‘I know this is what Colden and [Sellen] would’ve wanted me to do,’” Marilyn Malinowski said. “So I think he kind of rededicated himself to going back to school and doing well, and just to do well by Colden and [Sellen].” Once Malinowski got back on the ice, he was convinced he made the right decision and that he needed to give everything he had on the ice for the memories of Colden and Sellen. “Once I stepped onto the ice, I was like, ‘I need to do this to the best of my ability,’” Malinowski said. “I can’t just do this half-assed, it has to be done with heart and that’s what my nephew and best friend would’ve wanted me to do, and to do it as hard as I can.” To bring them with him every time Malinowski steps onto the ice for the Owls, on the back of his helmet are the initials of Colden and Sellen. The helmet reads “CM .. Play For Them .. AS.” Malinowski also has their initials on the top of his hockey sticks. The memories of Colden and Sellen and the drive to play for them have Malinowski playing very well in the early parts of the season. At the time of press, Malinowski scored three goals in the first four games this year. “It’s inspirational for the whole team to watch how he plays,” senior goaltender Chris Mullen said. “It’s a devastating event and it’s a shame it happened, let alone happened to such a great kid. [He’s] the kind of guy who would do anything for anyone even if he just met you. Truly a great person. Can’t say enough good things about him. He’s my captain, my roommate and one of my best friends.

goal in mind when she came to Temple. “Just to make it through practice without any pain,” Merali said. “After that, I just wanted to play and get involved in matches and get a couple wins. That was my goal, to be able to last.” That goal, however, has not yet materialized. Merali has not yet been cleared to play this season. “It was literally the second week we were back for spring semester,” Merali said. “The match I was supposed to play was a doubles match and the other team didn’t show up. That is when I re-injured my right knee playing a practice match. The doctor said I took the perfect step and clanked my bones together in my knee. I bruised my femur and re-irritated my meniscus.” Having played competitive tennis since she was 8 years old, Merali said it has not been easy for her to watch on the sidelines while her teammates play the game she loves. “It is hard to just watch because I have been watching for a year.” Merali said. “I do love watching tennis, but when you are watching for so long I get kind of jealous that everybody is able to play for the most part without any pain or anything. I have to wear a brace and it is often really painful. I get sore and I have to take these precautions, but even though I can’t play I try to live [vicariously] through everybody else. There are some days that are a lot harder than others.” Her teammates try to be as supportive to her as possible whenever she is feeling down. “I try to keep her happy and I think it works because she keeps smiling,” sophomore

Sophomore Jasmine Merali is yet to play in a match for Temple. | EDWARD BARRENECHEA TTN Minami Okajima said. “I would just make jokes to make her laugh.” Despite everything, Merali has found other ways to be beneficial to the team while maintaining a positive attitude. “Last semester, especially last season, I did a lot of feeding for both teams, feeding balls for drills,” Merali said. “Helping the team train is better than just sitting and watching, so at least I am holding a racquet. I also help to pick up balls, time whenever they have to time stuff on the official timer and little workout stuff like abs to the max, pushups and whatever little things I can do on the court.” “She makes sure we have everything we need, ask if everything is OK with us and cheers for us,” junior Rebecca Breland said. “Just be that motivator. She gets us water, if we need ice she would get it for us. If we need the trainer on the court she would go and get the trainer.”

She has even found a way to help the team off the tennis court. “[Merali] is a good leader,” coach Steve Mauro said. “She has been helping out with a lot of the community service projects and also she is one of our [Student-Athlete Advisory Committee] reps ... She goes to meetings once a month and they talk about issues for student athletes, so she is a great supporter of the team.” Most of all, injuries have not curbed her love for tennis. “After all of this, she cannot stay off the tennis courts,” Salim Merali said. “In the summer, she was taking some summer classes and I would pick her up and take her home. Where I would find her? She would just be sitting alone on the tennis court watching the empty court.” Danielle Nelson can be reached at danielle.nelson@temple.edu or on Twitter @Dan_Nels.

Owls split first two conference games Greg Malinowski has scored three goals in the team’s first four games this season. | PATRICK MCPEAK TTN

He plays for everyone before himself and that’s the kind of leader a team needs.” “I said to him, ‘I’m here if you need me,’” coach Ryan Frain said. “‘Don’t think you’re in this alone. Not only do you have your friends and family, but you have your second family which is us, the hockey team.’” “Unfortunately, a lot of people can relate to this story, and that’s the world we live in,” Malinowski said. “I hope that other people can read this and relate to it. Because it’s a crazy world we live in.” Malinowski’s mother also said her son refers to Colden and Sellen as his “guardian angels in heaven.” “I feel like they’re everywhere,” Malinowski said. “It’s wild.” Samuel Matthews can be reached at samuel.matthews@temple. edu or on Twitter @SJMatthews13.


American teams’ postseason appearances. After migrating from the A-10, where the La Salle Explorers were the conference’s sole postseason representative in recent years, the Owls will now face several conference counterparts who have been ranked nationally and taken part in the NCAA tournament. Among that group of conference members are Central Florida and Connecticut, which have combined for 45 NCAA tournament berths. The conference RPI is also a sign of greater competition to come. Through its 2013 nonconference schedule, Temple earned a 5-3-1 record. As of Sept. 23, two of Temple’s nine non-conference opponents ranked in the Top 100 RPI – Marshall and Delaware. Both resulted in losses. Entering its conference schedule, Temple will face seven Top 100 RPI teams. Senior defender Karly O’Toole, who transferred from Syracuse as a freshman, and sophomore defender Taylor Trusky, who recently trans-

ferred from University of Pittsburgh, both have some experience with the former Big East teams that are now members of The American. The two defenders are aware that competitiveness of games will reach a new level within conference play. “[Trusky and I] came from the Big East so we know what to expect in terms of speed of play, the physicality,” O’Toole said. “Some of these teams are even better than the ones from the Big East. So, going into it, it’s just the mentality that we will not go down without a fight.” “Although it does give us that experience, it changes year by year,” Trusky said. “Every game is a new game and a new team. I think we just have to come in, no matter who the team is, and just play our hardest.” Largely due to the A-10 being held in less esteem than the Big East and C-USA, a preseason conference poll had Temple picked to finish last in the conference. Being picked last in the conference has not discouraged the Owls, as they

cherish their underdog role and hope to prove themselves against greater competition. “I think everyone that plays us comes in thinking it’s an easy game and we’re the exact opposite,” Trusky said. “We come in thinking we can’t lose anything and we play our hardest. We want to upset every team we can.” Though their non-conference victories have been seen as irrelevant when projecting conference success, the Owls said their defense, which has recorded the second most shutouts in conference history, and physicality will give conference opponents difficulty. “[The non-conference record has] proven that you’ve got to beat us,” O’Connor said. “You’re going to have to earn it. We may not have the most talent in terms of resumes on paper, but like I said, games aren’t decided on paper. You have to go out on the field to decide the game. Teams don’t enjoy playing us because our girls are very committed. They’ll fight for every ball and make you earn your

win. I think that has been very evident in the non-conference games.” As they are fueled by the lack of expectations, the Owls plan on playing every game strategically and in a physically aggressive manner. “[There’s] no expectations,” O’Toole said. “Like Seamus says, ‘They picked you last. You have nothing to lose.’ Going into it, every other team is picked to be better than us. We’re always going in as the underdog. I kind of like the situation that we’re in because we can’t let anyone down. I think it’s all motivation to prove everyone wrong.” “After the first two games, I know we’re not the worst in the conference,” O’Connor said. “We’re somewhere in there. We’re right there. We’re going to surprise people. I know we’re able to play here. How many games we’re going to win, I don’t know. But I know we’re going to give teams problems.” Brien Edwards can be reached at brien.erick.edwards@temple.edu or on Twitter @BErick1123.

Schedule only gets tougher with American opponents are that good. We can’t give up chances against these teams. We’ve got to keep the ball a little bit more so they don’t possess as much. If we finish a couple of our chances then it won’t be a 3-0 game. Again, defensively, we’ve got to do a better job.” Temple faces the challenge of facing back-to-back ranked teams in its first two conference games of the season, one being the loss against No. 18 Louisville and the other being against UConn – both a big step up from last year’s competition in the Atlantic 10 Conference. “I’m excited to get the chance to play against some of the best teams in the coun-

try,” senior midfielder Ryan Bradbury said. “The A-10 had a bunch of great teams, but in The American you play ranked teams almost every weekend.” “Playing in The American is just a step in the right direction for the program,” Bradbury added. “Even though it is a new and more difficult league, we still are taking it one game at a time and focusing on doing what we need to do to give ourselves a chance to win.” This conference transition will be a good test for the Owls to see if they can play at the same level as some of the top schools in the country. Although the defense struggled against


Louisville, it had only given up three goals in the eight matches that preceded the game during the non-conference schedule. “Playing in the conference means we have a chance to validate our hard work and talent,” senior defensemen Nolan Hemmer said. “It gives us the opportunity to play extremely good teams and show that we are just as good.” Although the team had only rarely faced ranked opposition in past seasons, Nolan said his team isn’t afraid to face ranked opposition and he does not think highly of the rankings. Whether facing conference opponents or non-conference

opponents, ranked teams or non-ranked teams, the most important goal remains the same: winning. “That’s all we’re doing,” MacWilliams said. “When you’re playing them, [ranked teams] will always put an edge on us because we’re not ranked. I think it’s a new challenge. Obviously the level is higher than what we’ve been in. And it’s definitely going to be different and a challenge for us. But, again we want to win and win against them.” Temple played eight games before the conference schedule began. Bradbury, a team captain, said the extra time to pre-

pare helped build team chemistry with the new players. “I think we had a fairly tough schedule,” MacWilliams said. “We’ve played some quality teams. We won our first game and one the road to open the season. But, some of the games we lost were against quality teams. Delaware is 7-1 and I think they’ll be ranked. We had an unfortunate loss against St. Joe’s. So hopefully, it will give us some momentum going into the conference.” By joining The American, the Owls hope to gain increased recognition by playing against ranked teams more than when they played in the A-10. By do-

ing so, Bradbury said the program is headed in the right direction. “I definitely think it’s a big step for the program,” Bradbury said. “In the past it was tough to schedule games against big name schools because our RPI wasn’t the best. Now, we play all of our conference games against top schools, so the program can really start to compete against top teams from around the country.” Hoon Jin can be reached at hoon.jin@temple.edu.



Golf team struggles to find stroke The Owls have yet to step up in early season tournaments. CHASE SENIOR The Temple News GOLF Through three tournaments thus far, Temple has finished fifth, eighth and fifth in fields of 14, 16 and 17 teams, respectively. The experience is there. The talent on the roster is evident – coach Brian Quinn has said it has the ability to be one of the best in the country. But the mentality among the team is not where it should be, players said. “Basically, the whole team needs to kind of get together and work as a team and get each other better a little more,” sophomore Brandon Matthews said. “I think we lack that a little bit. Once that happens, I think our golf team can compete against some of the best teams in the country. Some of the kids on our team really need to put their trust in Temple golf, which I haven’t seen.” A viable trio of Matthews, junior Matt Teesdale and senior Matt Crescenzo leads Temple, but each player has struggled in one aspect or another on the golf course. Matthews, the team’s star, has struggled at times with his putting. Teesdale has talent but has had a tough time stringing together consistent rounds. “Just not hitting my lines at all,” Matthews said when asked about his putting woes. “I’m not confident, and confidence is the key in putting. If you don’t have that, it’s very, very difficult to succeed.” Teesdale has talent but has had a tough time stringing together consistent rounds. Crescenzo, the most experienced of the three, is known to be a hard worker, but is not finishing to the best of his abilities. “Our top three on paper are super strong,” Quinn said. “[Teesdale] and [Crescenzo] just haven’t stepped up. They have not played up to their abilities, quite honestly.” The rest of the lineup,


Senior duo finds success Gabrielle Matautia and Elyse Burkert are in their final season. RICH FOGEL The Temple News

Seniors Gabriella Matautia and Elyse Burkert have a combined total of 2,026 kills during the past three-and-a-half seasons, a number that will be tough for another duo to surpass. Mautatia, a native of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and Burkert, from Richardson, Texas, come from different backgrounds – but, the two players have a great relationship on and off the court that started during their freshman year in 2010. “Even from freshman year we always talked about the future of the program,” Matautia said. “We always were able to understand each other really well.” “Freshman year was a whole different vibe and atmosphere,” Burkert said. “I definitely enjoyed having [Matautia] with me because she understood the challenges of being on the court as a freshman.” In addition to the aforementioned number of kills, Burkert and Matautia have compiled 1,542 digs. Last season, Matautia was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference first team and Burkert won conference player of the week twice. They each averaged around four kills per set last season and Matautia led the conference in aces with 41. Matautia and Burkert have also excelled off the court. Both have earned Temple Directors Honor Roll in each of their first three seasons. “We enjoy our time on the court, but we both get along well because we are very academically driven,” Matautia said. “They are where they are in their life and their volleyball career because of their exceptional work ethic,” coach Bakeer Ganes said. “They have obtained leadership skills throughout their time at Temple. Both of them are hardworking and it doesn’t just reflect on the volleyball court but also in their academics. They are outstanding students.” Through the years, Matautia and Burkert have many VOLLEYBALL

Gabriella Matautia is one of three seniors on this year’s roster. Her and Elyse Burkert have a combined career 2,026 kills and 1,542 digs. | TTN FILE PHOTO memories together, but there are a few that stick out to them. “This one time at Rhode Island, we were listening to some kind of dubstep music and everyone else was just sitting there quietly, and me and [Burkert] were just going crazy,” Matautia said. “We just want to enjoy our time.” “A memory that sticks out to me is a bad one, actually,” Burkert said. “It’s when I gave [Matautia] a concussion freshman year in our first game that was on TV. We just collided. I felt terrible.” The team has gone through

many changes while Matautia and Burkert have been playing at Temple. From a new coach, to a new conference, to a constant stream of new players, things are always changing for them. “The team has become more of a unit,” Matautia said. “From freshman year, we have really progressed to one big group and not little groups. I think that has really helped with our team chemistry. We have no drama issues, which is key.” “I think we have a better attitude and we are more mature through the years,” Burkert said. “Just simply how we think

about volleyball allows us to perform at a higher level. We are so determined it pushes us to want to do good.” “While they have been here, we have gone through a drastic change in the setup of the team, the progression we have made in the last three years is exceptional,” Ganes said. “For me as the coach, it has been a big change and to have [Matautia] and [Burkert] on the roster makes those progressions so much easier.” Matautia and Burkert are two of only three seniors on this year’s roster, so their role has changed this year to being leaders. “I think all upperclassmen have to take a leadership role,” Matautia said. “We have the new girls coming in and you want them to continue to have this as such a great program. You want them to get the hang of it and know how things work.” Matautia and Burkert have left a mark at Temple both on and off the court. Ganes said when the time comes, it will be tough to say goodbye but he is appreciative of the individuals they have become. “It’s been really fun to see how they have evolved as players, but even more as a person on and off the court,” Ganes said. “It’s the most important thing to see them come in more or less as a teenager and then leave the program as a young adult with a better skill set to survive in life.” “I am going to miss them more as people then as volleyball players,” Ganes added. “Players, just like coaches, are replaceable, but what sticks with you are the people, the person and the character that they represent. It will be tough to see them go.” Separated by an ocean, Matautia and Burkert will still aim to remain close. “I’m trying to visit [Matautia] in Hawaii sometime this summer,” Burkert said. “I see us being lifelong friends. Volleyball is just one part of it, we are really close. It’s been so much fun because there’s a lot more than just volleyball for us.” “We were talking about the things we wanted to do career-wise,” Mautatia said. “She wants to be a dentist and I want to be a physical therapist. I was


OWLS IN PLAY WEDNESDAY MSOC vs. Connecticut 3 p.m.


WSOC at USF 3 p.m. FH at Louisville 6 p.m. WVB vs. Memphis 7 p.m. WTEN at Lehigh Invit. All Day

SATURDAY FB vs. Louisville Noon (6ABC) MSOC at Drexel 4 p.m. MXC at Paul Short Invit. TBA WXC at Paul Short Invit. TBA WTEN at Lehigh Invit. All Day

SUNDAY SB vs. Hofstra Noon WSOC at UCF 1 p.m. FH vs. Bucknell 1 p.m. WLAX vs. Lafayette 3:30 p.m. SB vs. Lafayette 4 p.m. WTEN at Lehigh Invit. All Day

MONDAY MGOLF at Wolfpack Tourn. TBA like, ‘Hey, you can clean my teeth if I can help you rehab.’ Even though we aren’t from the same area, we will always have this experience and we will always remain friends.” Rich Fogel can be reached at rich.fogel@temple.edu or on Twitter@RBFogel26.

Veteran runner prepares for final races Anna Pavone is the lone senior on the women’s roster. ANDREW PARENT The Temple News Three years ago, then-freshman Anna Pavone was afraid her first cross country season with Temple would also be her last. “I was terrified they would cut me,” Pavone said. “I hadn’t even run yet and I was coming in injured and I was scared that way. The team kind of got together on their own that season and I was left out of it. Coming in after the injury, it took a while to warm up to them, but once we did we always did team stuff together. We did everything together.” Pavone suffered from a stress fracture in her foot that kept her away from running and other team affairs in her freshman cross country season. To make matters worse, Pavone then suffered a stress fracture to the femoral neck that greatly limited her outdoor season that year. She said she’s suffered four documented stress fractures during the course of her running career. Of all of them, none came at a worse time than the foot injury, which happened right as she was embarking on the sizCROSS COUNTRY

able transition of taking the leap from high school to college as a student athlete. Pavone struggled from another stress fracture, this time in her back pelvis, during her sophomore year that lasted through the early stages of her third year last season. Since then, aside from a muscle strain last month, the senior has remained healthy and established herself as a top finisher on distance coach James Snyder’s women’s squad. “[Pavone] wanted to run injury-free,” Snyder said. “That was the big thing she mentioned when I met with her one-on-one at the beginning of the season. She said she wanted to have one year of college where she wasn’t injured. We’re really monitoring what we do with her. The big thing she was looking for in her senior year is she didn’t want to get hurt again, and she’s doing really well. If we can get her to days, weeks, months and hopefully a year of constant training with no injuries, she’s going to be a special athlete.” “I think the big thing with [Pavone] was determining what we needed to do to keep her healthy so that she could run fast,” Snyder added. “She’s very talented, but she’s had injuries in the past. With her, this is her last hurrah and we wanted to get her through a whole year injury-free. Her perseverance

is certainly admirable. A lot of athletes would’ve given it up a long time ago, but [she] keeps chipping away because she just wants to run fast.” Pavone maintained her injury-free status through most of last year, consistently crossing as one of Temple’s top finishers throughout cross country, as well as contributing greatly to track & field a year ago. Most notably, she was a part of Temple’s 4x800-meter relay team during the indoor season that broke the school record twice in consecutive weeks. Now as the lone senior on the team, Pavone is widely looked upon as one of the key leaders on a relatively young team. “There are other people on the team who you could say is a leader too,” Pavone said. “I don’t like singling myself out as the only leader on the team. I like being the older one and leading the team and being one of the top girls on the team, but everyone chimes in and especially this year, everyone is a team player and I definitely don’t want to single myself out as a team leader.” Owls sophomore Janie Augustyn started running with Pavone as a freshman at Henderson High School in West Chester, Pa. “[Pavone’s] the leader,” Augustyn said. “She’s just

Senior and team leader Anna Pavone has been with Temple through three different distance coaches. | TIMOTHY VALSHTEIN TTN someone you can talk to. She’s a great runner and is just hilarious and always someone with great energy.” With a year left of running competitively donning the Temple uniform, Pavone said she’s going to cherish the experience while it lasts for the remainder of her senior season. “This is definitely one of my top experiences,” Pavone said. “I love this team, I love this campus and I love this city. I wouldn’t change my decision coming here, I just love it here.

I’m definitely going to miss the team and running competitively in general. I’m also going to miss the whole college life. It’s weird that I’m graduating this year, so I’m just trying to soak it in right now.” “I don’t know what it’s going be like here without her,” Augustyn said. “When she left for college when I was still in high school, it was weird. It was weird losing the person who basically taught you everything. Next year, not only is she leaving the team, but we’re getting

older. She’s 22. She’s going to get a job and be an adult and have her adult things to do, and I’m going to miss her so much. I’m hoping she sticks around for a little, but we’re all going miss her, bottom line.” Andrew Parent can be reached at andrew.parent@temple.edu or on Twitter @daParent93.


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Owls drop to 0-4 in Idaho Temple can’t recover after a slow first half. EVAN CROSS Assistant Sports Editor The Owls (0-4, 0-1 American Athletic Conference) fell 26-24 to the Vandals (1-4) in Moscow, Idaho. Much like the loss to Fordham, Temple underperformed after being the favorites. Idaho had more yards, a higher possession time, a better third down conversion ratio and more trips to the red zone. Idaho was led by redshirtfreshman Chad Chalich, who threw 43 times for 26 completions, 310 yards and a touchdown. Chalich also ran for 114 yards, accounting for 68 percent of the Vandals’ 168 rushing yards. Redshirt-junior quarterback Connor Reilly threw for 23 completions, 249 yards – a season high – and one touchdown on 47 attempts. He was successful throwing the ball for short distances but struggled throwing deep balls, often overthrowing his receivers down the field. “We ran by them a couple times and had a chance to maybe make a couple of those plays,” coach Matt Rhule said. “What [Reilly]’s not saying is guys are hitting him as he’s throwing it … [Reilly’s] our starting quarterback. He’s only played three and a half games, really. Everything’s a learning experience.” Temple struggled in the first half. Idaho outscored the Owls 17-3 and gained 281 yards to FOOTBALL

Sophomore Greg Malinowski fights for the puck in a game against Villanova. Malinowski chose to continue playing hockey after losing his nephew, Colden Malinowski, and his friend Alex Sellen. | PATRICK MCPEAK TTN

Skating in memory Greg Malinowski almost didn’t return to Temple after losing two people close to him. SAMUEL MATTHEWS The Temple News


ophomore forward Greg Malinowski is more than your average college hockey player just in it for the love of the sport. The Owls’ captain is playing for the memories of his nephew Colden Malinowski and best friend Alex Sellen, who passed away three months and four days apart from each other. Colden died at the end of April of bacterial meningitis. He was just 10 years old. “It was during finals week of last semester,” Malinowski said. “I was in the TECH Center at 2 a.m. and my mom called me and the first thing that came to my mind was that she was going to be like, ‘What are you doing up so late pulling an all-nighter?’ But she said ‘You need to come home right now, Colden is in the hospital.’” Malinowski drove home in so much

haste that the Southampton, Pa., native said he made the 17-mile trip in 15 minutes. Upon getting home, Malinowski’s mother informed him Colden had bacterial meningitis and was just airlifted to Lehigh Valley hospital. “Right when she said bacterial meningitis, I knew that he wasn’t going to last much longer,” Malinowski said, teary-eyed, looking away to avoid showing his emotion. “He was gone before I even got there, so I just said my goodbyes and was there holding his hand the whole time.” Just more than three months later, Sellen, Malinowski’s best friend since first grade, passed away unexpectedly at 21 years old. At the time, Malinowski was at the beach with his friend Ed Dewald when he got another tragic call. “I got woken up by my one friend calling me,” Malinowski said. “He kept calling me and calling me, he called me three times in a row and I just kept ignoring it, but he

kept calling, so I finally answered. He said, ‘Oh, um… [Sellen] died.’ And that’s what he kept saying on the phone, ‘[Sellen] died.’ He kept saying it.” “And I threw the phone,” Malinowski added. “And I ran to the bathroom and I started throwing up and I couldn’t say anything. I was just in tears and screaming.” Malinowski and Dewald immediately drove to Sellen’s house, but an ambulance had already taken his body. The following day, Malinowski and Dewald were able to see Sellen’s body and pay their last respects. After suffering such dramatic losses in a short span of time, Malinowski was considering not returning to Temple. “He was very quiet,” Marilyn Malinowski, his mother, said. “He really didn’t say a whole lot or speak a lot to me, but it was very obvious that it affected him very deeply. It was just a sad time all around for all of us.”


Rhule is still winless as head coach. | HUA ZONG TTN

Temple’s 146. Reilly went 11 for 26 for 83 yards in the first half. He improved to 12 for 21 for 166 yards and a touchdown in the second half. When Reilly’s rushing stats are discounted, the Owls averaged 4.4 yards per carry in the first half. In the second half, Temple averaged 7.2 yards per carry, also not counting Reilly. “We cannot come out and start slow at all,” Reilly said. “We have to start fast. This game I blame myself. I didn’t make the throws I need to make.” A bright spot for Temple was sophomore linebacker Tyler Matakevich, who set a school record with 24 tackles, 13 of them solo and two for a loss. Matakevich now leads the nation in solo tackles with 47 solo tackles, 14 more than second-place Keith Smith, a San Jose State senior. “[Matakevich] has tremendous vision and a feel for the game,” Rhule said. “He can see where the ball’s going to end up before it’s there … He’s earning the place he’s making right now.” Another positive for the Owls was the stabilization of the kicking game. Freshman Nick Visco hit his first collegiate field goal attempt, which also marked the Owls’ first made field goal of the season. Visco also made three extra points, establishing himself as the Owls’ most reliable kicker. Despite the extra week to prepare, the Owls came out flat and did not get going until the second half. That slow start ended up costing them. “The bye week and this week of practice helped us tremendously,” Reilly said. “You saw a lot of young kids play with a lot of heart and determination. We didn’t quit at all … But at the QB position, you have to make throws and I didn’t get that done today. That’s why we lost.” Evan Cross can be reached at evan.cross@temple.edu or on Twitter @EvanCross.

Conference match-ups begin in The American Men’s team lost against Louisville in conference opener. HOON JIN The Temple News The Owls have their work cut out for them for their next conference game. The team dropped their opening conference fixture at Louisville on Sept. 28 by a score of 3-0. The amount of quality players on the Cardinals’ roster was the difference in the outcome of the match, coach Dave MacWilliams said. He said the Louisville midfielders are the best the Owls have faced this season. The next conference match in the American Athletic Conference will be against No. 22 Connecticut on Oct. 2. MacWilliams said it’s hard to say how the team will prepare for the match. “You’re playing quality teams,” MacWilliams said. “You’re playing teams that are ranked Top 25 because they


Freshman Matt Mahoney and the Owls are facing increased competition as the team begins its conference schedule in The American. | TTN FILE PHOTO

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Women’s team attempts to make a name for themselves. BRIEN EDWARDS The Temple News The American Athletic Conference consists of teams formerly of two notable soccer conferences: the Big East Conference and Conference USA. There’s also that other team from the Atlantic 10 Conference. “If you put our programs side by side, we have the worst program history,” coach Seamus O’Connor said. “[But] no games are decided on paper.” Despite a winning non-conference record, the Owls appear to be an afterthought within their conference and are expected to struggle against increased talent. Temple has begun the conference season with a 2-0 victory against Houston and a 1-0 loss to Southern Methodist. The conference schedule difficulty can be seen in The WOMEN’S SOCCER



Sophomore Erin Lafferty and her teammates are the lone team transitioning into The American from the Atlantic 10 Conference. | PAUL KLEIN TTN

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