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TENSE STANDOFF ENDS SAFELY SUSPECT DETAINED ALIVE No injuries reported after day-long standoff on Willington Street. JOHN MORITZ News Editor


Philadelphia police SWAT and counterterrorism officers gather on Berks Street Sunday, Oct. 13, during the 17-hour standoff between police and an armed student. The standoff ended at 2 a.m. Monday morning with the student detained alive. | HUA ZONG TTN

Students scramble to find alternate housing

Residents of Willington Street complain about poor response. JOHN MORITZ CINDY STANSBURY The Temple News As the standoff between police and an armed student reached the witching hour Sunday night, the streets around the barricaded 1800 block of North Willington Street lay mostly deserted, though a few displaced stragglers remained looking for a place rest their heads. Kelly Martin, a junior criminal justice major, walked past a line of yellow police tape and stopped to observe the scene before continuing on in her quest to find lodging for the night.

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“I’d take a dorm over nothing,” Martin said, adding that several friends had offered her spare clothes and a spot on their couch. “Obviously they can’t give you much info [about the armed standoff],” Martin said. “But it would be nice if they could give you a place to stay.” The 17-hour standoff left university officials scrambling Sunday night to find alternative housing for students who were not allowed back into their homes until after 2 a.m. Early on, Campus Safety Service officials said they were looking into the possibility of accommodating students in spare residence hall rooms, but when it was discovered that they were fully booked, space was made for a limited amount of students in the Student Center. An official with CSS nighttime watch con-

firmed shortly after midnight that blankets were ready to be provided to displaced student residents of Willington Street in the lobby of the Student Center, where couches could accommodate sleeping space for 20 to 25 students. As of 1 a.m., no students had taken up the offer. Many students took to social media to say that they were having trouble contacting the university to find out where to go. “The only information I got directly from


ONLINE - Student reaction Watch students talk about their reaction to the armed standoff on Willington Street at temple-news.com/multimedia. EDITORIAL Where was the university during the standoff? PAGE 4

17-hour standoff between police and an armed Temple student who officials described as “suicidal” ended early Monday morning with the suspect being detained in safe condition, police at the scene said. The student, a 26-year-old male, was talked out of the basement of his North Willington Street row house around 2 a.m. after a day-long standoff that began at 9:20 a.m. on Sunday morning, Oct. 13. Sgt. Frank McFillin of the Philadelphia Police Department said the student was taken to the Episcopal Campus of Temple University Hospital for evaluation. Episcopal is the behavioral sciences wing of TUH. As of yesterday, Oct. 14, Acting Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said no charges had been brought against the student, though he said Central Detectives and the District Attorney’s office were investigating. The media relations office for the Philadelphia Police Department was closed yesterday due to the Columbus Day holiday. The incident began when officers responded to calls from concerned family members that their son was in need of help. Officers responded to the house, 1852 N. Willington St., and found the student inside with a gun, Philadelphia Police Department Homeland Security Chief Joe Sullivan said. Sullivan said the student was alone in his apartment throughout the incident and told police they had to leave when he was first confronted. Philadelphia police SWAT units were quickly brought in along with Temple Police and Philadelphia firefighters to clear the scene and cordon off the area around the 1800 block of North Willington Street. Due to the armed standoff, police shut down access to the 1800 block of North Willington Street and the 1600 block of Berks Street. While police told students living on those blocks to remain in their homes on the second floor, several


Government shutdown, more work Feistman’s class used the shutdown as a class debate topic. JOHN CORRIGAN The Temple News

The government shutdown has prevented students from applying for loans, research grants Among a series of financial and passports. But in Gregg and development resolutions, Feistman’s Public Relations the Board of Trustees approved Management and Problems four new members at its general class, the shutdown hasn’t preassembly meeting on Tuesday, vented discussion. “We look at the rhetoric, Oct. 8 in Morgan Hall. Anthothe leadership qualities and who ny McIntyre, Joseph Coradino, might be vying for a leaderLoretta Duckworth and Gerry ship position,” Feistman said. Lenfest were each elected by a “We determine the arguments unanimous vote from the board. Lenfest, who was appointed on various sides of the issue in to serve on the board by Gov. terms of persuasion. It’s all built Tom Corbett, already has a buis- around the idea of advocacy, ness partnership with trustee which is what our department is built around.”

JOE GILBRIDE The Temple News


Gregg Feistman used the government shutdown as a topic of debate in his public relations class. | ANDREW THAYER TTN In his 12th year as a professor at Temple, Feistman teaches the capstone course as an “issues management” exercise for PR students. “My class is not about how to write a press release,” Feistman said. “Students act in teams as a virtual PR agency, and they have to put together a strategic

PR plan for a real client. They consider how to react to the issues that organizations face.” Matthew Barnabei, a senior public relations major, worked with his group to represent PECO before the government shutdown dominated class discussion. “We consider all parties

involved such as the GOP, the left, the Tea Party, the president, Americans in general, Boehner, et cetera,” Barnabei said. “The general consensus is that the GOP seems to be acting in a childish manner and refusing to handle things reasonably with everyone’s interests in mind. We often point out how Congress still gets paid and that the 27th Amendment makes it illegal for them to not receive pay during shutdowns. If there is one thing our class is absolutely certain of, it is that none of us want to be president.” By weaving topics in the public discourse throughout the class content, Feistman creates an aura of contemporary learning. “I use the media and the newspaper as a teaching tool,” Feistman said. “I’ll literally open up the paper that day and


Player trial sheds light on hearings Praise Martin-Oguike cleared in court, banned on campus. JOHN MORITZ News Editor

Praise Martin-Oguike described last Monday, Oct. 7, as the “best day of my life,” after rape charges against him were dropped by the district attorney’s office. However, the former football player is still barred from returning to campus under the Student Code of Conduct. Martin-Oguike is one of several Temple football players charged with felonies in the past few years. Still, other players remain at the school and on the


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The local nonprofit sees increase in literacy rates since it started its after-school programs in 2006. PAGE 9


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Campus Safety Services reported two sexual assaults in off-campus residences this weekend. A third reportedly occured PAGE 6 in September.

Cree Moore (right) the Temple Student Government vice president of services, is starting a book share program specific to Mosaic classes. ONLINE




TSG Student Body President Darin Bartholomew asked students in attendence at last night’s TSG meeting to share their experiences and concerns about the Willington Street lockdown. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013

Theobald team preps for inaug.

Planning committee began preparations for 10th presidential inauguration in June. SEAN CARLIN The Temple News


(From left) Michael Vella, William Schneider, Steve Arty, Theresa Heil, Joseph Ferraccio and Chris Spadea sit outside the basketball court on Montgomery Avenue during their lunch break from construction on the Wanamaker building. Groups have protested the lack of women on such sites.| ALISA MILLER TTN

Diversity lacking at campus construction Advocacy groups fight for minorities, women at job sites. CHRISTINA MORGENEIER The Temple News Community members and activists are trying to change the hiring practices of construction companies at Temple after complaints about diversity in the workforce and lack of community input. PHAIR Hiring Coalition began holding protests in late 2011. The group is an offshoot of Occupy Philly and led by local electrician Fermin Morales.

While the coalition no longer does public protests at Temple, they continue to meet on a regular basis. Mary Stricker, a Temple sociology professor, acts as the liaison between the university and the community. “We would like Temple to work for female and minority representation on all of these sites that is equivalent to their representation in the community surrounding Temple,” Stricker said. In 2008, a Mayor’s Advisory Commission set a goal of 32 percent minority and 7 percent women as the minimum numbers for building trades employment. Statistics from the two current building sites show that

the university has only met one increase. of the quotas. “To me, those are healthy Upon completion of Mor- numbers and so what we wanted gan Hall, 39 to make sure was percent of that when we workers were went over to the minorities and science building slightly more that we tracked than 2 percent the same way,” were female, Creedon said. James Creedon/ facilities according to As of July statistics pro28, the workvided by the university. force at the new Science and James Creedon, senior vice Technology Building included president for construction, fa- 34 percent minority and two fecilities, and operations, said the male workers. Construction is low numbers of women are a scheduled to conclude in spring result of women tending not to of next year. pursue construction as a career. John DeBernardi, the site Creedon said he is satis- manager for the private Wafied with the current amounts namaker Plaza building being and is optimistic that they will developed by the Goldenberg

“To me, those

are healthy numbers.”

Group, said 7 percent of the workforce on the building site are women, a fairly large number compared to other building sites run by the univsersity. Turner Construction Co. manages Temple’s two construction projects and the university brought in Baker Group, a consulting firm, to aid in the hiring of community members. Baker Group’s contract expired on Oct. 11, and out of more than 100 people who applied through the company, seven were hired. “We would like Creedon’s office to invest time and energy in finding out why folks who went through [the consulting firm] weren’t hired. We would like to know what “good faith


fter nearly 10 months in office, President Neil Theobald will be inaugurated Friday through an investiture ceremony at the Baptist Temple, which is expected to draw attendADMINISTRATION ees from Gov. Tom Corbett to as many as 13 other university presidents. Along with investiture, the university is hosting a concert and academic symposia, all of which coincide with Homecoming weekend. Preparation for the event is run by a 42-member planning committee that has been working for months to make sure the inauguration of Temple’s 10th president goes flawlessly. The planning committee, chaired by Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications Karen Clarke, has been gearing up for this weekend since planning committee appointments were sent out in early June. The committee also set up subcommittees on various aspects of the inauguration, including communications and


Trustee credits Temple Sheep graze for water research for personal success Ambler research for lower income students in Philadelphia.” It is a moniker that Richards and his fellow trustees would like to retain. He compared Temple with Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh, saying Temple JOE GILBRIDE has been able to keep its tuThe Temple News ition much lower than the other schools. Since joining Temple’s “We think our education Board of Trustees in 2010, Phil- is every bit as good,” Richards lip Richards has opted to spread said. his years of experience at the As a member of the budget university across several areas, and finance committee, Richserving on four commitards said he had Meet the Trustees tees––student affairs, to make difficult Part two of a series. athletics, investment choices, espeand budget and finance. cially when it “I was captain of the wres- came to tuition and financial aid. tling team at Temple,” Richards Despite the increase in tusaid. “I was student body presi- ition this year, the financial aid dent in 1962, and now I run a budget has expanded to more successful investment compa- than $90 million, a number ny.” Richards said was spectacular. Richards said his experi“With that, we are able to ence in those areas has made RICHARDS PAGE 3 him well-equipped to handle the most critical decisions of Temple’s future. “My biggest contribution,” Richards said. “I haven’t made that yet. My position is to serve. I do what I’m asked to do.” At the general assembly meeting Oct. 8, the board reelected Richards to a four-year term. Richards praised his fellow board members, especially trustees Lewis Katz and Robert Rovner, who originally recommended him to join the board three years ago. Speaking at the Oct. 8 meeting, President Neil Theobald Phillip Richards | COURTESY called Temple, “The university PHILLIP RICHARDS

Philip Richards says Temple education led him from poverty to sucessful investor.

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project studied sheep as managers of water basins in Mont Co. LOGAN BECK The Temple News

“There were no unintended consequences, [the sheep] did a great job on the weeds and grass,” Toran said. Assistant Department Chair of the College of Liberal Arts’ Center for Sustainable Communities Susan Sacks said the experiment’s results showed that sheep can be useful in storm water management. “The sheep were definitely effective in regards to vegetative management, as far as the research questions we were looking at,” Sacks said. “We found that as of right now they’ve had no impact of the water quality and Dr. Toran is looking at if they are improving the basins.” Storm water basins are used to store storm water and

to release it at a controlled rate to prevent over-flooding and erosion of downstream areas. The basins are vital because they prevent attached pollutants from affecting the water quality, as well as reducing sediments. There are many basins in the township, which can be expensive and difficult to maintain, which was the driving force behind using the sheep as a cost effective way to manage the basins. The sheep were kept within the basins contained by a travelling fence in order to prevent people from bothering the sheep. Undergraduate students analyzed different samples of the water from the basins and did not notice any significant

differences in water quality caused by the sheep. “You definitely want to know what’s going on in your neighborhood before you accuse the sheep of anything,” Toran said. Although the sheep were a success, they will not be staying into the fall because the conditions became too cold. “The sheep were there until Oct. 6 and then had to go home to the farm for the winter,” Sacks said. Sacks said due to the success of the program, the sheep will be returning to Upper Dublin next year.

Researchers from Temple Amber had an unusual herd of assistants with them this summer at a project run in conjunction with officials from Upper Dublin Township. The Center for Sustainable Communities developed an experiment that used Katahdin sheep to help keep storm water drains around Upper Dublin Logan Beck can be reached at logan.beck@temple.edu. High School free from overgrowth and vegetation. Laura Toran, a professor in the College of Science and Technology said the experiment was simple and inexpensive, and began as a way to test if putting the sheep in storm water basins would improve water control. Funding for the experiment was not necessary, as existing equipment was used, including a piece of equipment capable of measuring ions in particular nutrients. Toran said the basin takes water from nearby neighborhoods and sends it out to the streets. Toran, with the help of undergraduate students, was able to measure the input and output of the basin and measure whether the sheep were negatively affecting the water quality. Toran said the short study Katahdin sheep graze inside pen along a water basin in Upper Dublin Township. Ambler researchers found the sheep effective in maintaining vegetation.| COURTESY CSC yielded good results.





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President Neil Theobald speaks at the fall meeting of the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The board elected four new members and called for higher funding.| HUA ZONG TTN Lewis Katz as the head of Interstate General Media LLC, which owns the Inquirer. Katz praised his friend at the meeting, saying he was “an expert businessman who has given through charity quietly and anonymously.” Lenfest did not graduate from Temple, but he has donated to building and renovating several buildings on campus. Katz said he exemplified what was best about people who become successful and give back to their community. Lenfest has also donated to many charities

and institutions in Philadelphia, including $63 million to the Curtis Institute of Music and $40 million to the planned Museum of the American Revolution. As fellow trustees, Lenfest’s and Katz’s partnership will extend beyond the business world and into decision-making at Temple. Both trustees made news last Thursday when they sued their own company and publisher of the Inquirer in a dispute over the firing of its editor Bill Marimow. Among the other trustees

elected, Loretta Duckworth returned to the board as a representative from the General Alumni Association. Her first term on the board began in 2004. Starting off the general assembly meeting, President Neil Theobald addressed the board, announcing several new hirings and presenting statistics on Temple’s increasing diversity and student quality. “We are the university for lower income students in Philadelphia,” Theobald said. Theobald said Temple was

close to hiring a new dean for the College of Health Professions and Social Work. He hinted that two additional hirings would be announced at the next general assembly meeting. At the next meeting, Theobald said the board will read a report by the task force on research, which was given $50 million over five years to fund commercial research projects at Temple. In September, trustee Lewis Gould, head of the task force, said research funding was important as an alternate source of revenue to combat dwindling state funding. The Board of Trustees made public their request for a 3 percent increase in state funding, which they had submitted to the state at the end of September. Ken Kaiser, Temple’s interim chief financial officer and treasurer, said that while hopes are high for more state money, he expects another year of flat funding. “Given the current financial environment, we would be really pleased to get that much,” Kaiser said. Temple will wait for the state to announce its budget in February before it begins lobbying for the increase, Kaiser said. While Kaiser doubted the state would increase Temple’s funding, he had faith in Temple’s lobbying abilities, drawing upon a history of influencing

Football player trial sheds light on hearings team while in the midst of criminal proceedings. Kamal Johnson, who was teammates with Martin-Oguike during the 2011 season, was charged in Fall 2012 with false imprisonment, unlawful restraint, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault. Johnson pled guilty to three lesser charges – two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of harassment – on Tuesday Oct. 8. Johnson’s case was cleared by Student Code of Conduct, and he remains a student and player, recording a tackle in Temple’s most recent loss to Cincinnati. Wyatt Benson, a former fullback, is off the team but remains a student at the university after facing assault charges from an April incident at the University of Pennsylvania. Olaniyi Adewole is not on the team’s roster this year and is not registered as a student after he was charged with aggravated assault in July. Dean of Students Stephanie Ives declined to comment on disciplinary cases.


Martin-Oguike’s attorney, James Funt, said he has had preliminary talks with the university about the possibility of his client’s return. MartinOguike would likely have to go through another hearing process with Student Code of Conduct in order to be reinstated at the university and be allowed to play football, Funt said. “There should not be a hearing,” Funt said. “These are extraordinary cases with an extraordinary young man.” Funt submitted texts between his client and the accuser before the first day of MartinOguike’s trial, which Funt said proved the woman had ulterior motives in accusing him of rape. The charges were dropped on the first day of the trial. Martin-Oguike said the incident in question was consensual and that he only found out she was saying it wasn’t after he refused to enter into an exclusive relationship with her. Martin-Oguike was suspended in May 2012 by Student Code of Conduct after he was charged with rape. Martin-

Oguike now attends community college in New Jersey where he plans on going into pre-med. Martin-Oguike said he has not decided upon whether or not he will appeal his expulsion through another hearing process in order to regain his student status and football scholarship at Temple. “I guess that they did what they had to do,” said MartinOguike on his dismissal from the team. “I don’t have a problem with it.” Martin-Oguike declined to comment on the status of Johnson and his other former team mates at an interview in Funt’s Center City office Friday, Oct. 11. Coach Matt Rhule confirmed that Kamal Johnson is still an active member of the football team, but declined to comment further. Funt said that his client was poorly represented by the media for posting Martin-Oguike’s image online for the world to see, causing irreparable damage to Martin-Oguike’s reputation.

“People gravitate toward breaking news, they gravitate to a football player charged with rape. It’s an afterthought when they are aquitted.” Johnson was kicked off the football team in October 2012 after he turned himself into police for the alleged incident involving a former girlfriend, however, he was allowed to retain his status as a student and scholarship and later rejoined the team after Student Code of Conduct cleared his incident. Johnson, who has started in four seasons for the Owls, is the only active student-athlete at Temple facing felony charges. As part of his guilty plea, Johnson’s defense sucessfully argued for the player to continue to travel with the team while he serves nine months probation. Benson has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Oct. 18. Adewole has a scheduling connference on Oct. 22.

the state’s decision through the work of students, administration, trustees and the president. The board also unanimously approved a resolution to demolish several abandoned buildings acquired by on the 1500 block of North Broad Street. The demolition will include the strip of four row houses that once contained the Temple Star Chinese restaurant, but not the historic Broad Street Mansion, senior vice president of construction, facilities and operations James Creedon said. The demolition of those buildings will cost up to $800,000, the resolution stated. The board also approved a resolution to rent out universityowned land on Cecil B. Moore Avenue to Pizza Hut. The board re-elected trustees Leonard Barrack, William Mills and Anthony Scirica to four-year terms. Trustee Robert Rovner announced he will leave his position as chairman of the student affairs committee, but will continue to serve the board as Gov. Corbett’s alternate trustee. Concluding the meeting, the board released its committee meeting schedule for the year. The board will hold its next general assembly meeting Dec. 10 in Morgan Hall. Joe Gilbride can be reached at joseph.gilbride@temple.edu.

In meeting, trustee gets 4 more years RICHARDS PAGE 2

reach a broad spectrum of the population,” Richard said. “Our student body resembles the greater community.” Richards first came to Temple in 1958, after growing up in a poor, single-parent household in Manhattan. Thanks to his education, Richards said, he now serves as the CEO of the financial services conglomerate North Star Resource Group. “I’m trying to give back for the all the things Temple has done for me,” Richards said. Richards praised Temple’s recent strategy for targeting alumni donations, which looks at the percentage of students graduating rather than the amount they give back. “It’s about fewer dollars from more students,” Richard said. “I don’t care how much [they donate]. It’s about forming the right habits. That will make the difference in the future.” Richards said he has been involved in many charities, including donations of more than $1.5 million for Alzheimer’s research, but said his top priority will always be at Temple. “I’ve been able to contribute a modest treasure back to Temple,” Richards said. Joe Gilbride can be reached at joe.gilbride@temple.edu.

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efforts” are being used to increase female and minority representation by both Temple and the contractors,” Stricker said. Creedon said Visualize Temple, which will supersede Temple 20/20 as the newest master plan when it is released next year, will include input from community members. However, before the university seeks input, Creedon said preliminary models must first be approved by the Board of Trustees.

For now, Morales said he is happy with the current percentage of minority and women workers, but would like it to increase. He hopes to have a workforce comprised of 60 percent non-white employees in 10 years. “[University officials] don’t have a vision of where we need to go,” he said. Christina Morgeneier can be reached at Christina.morgeneier@gmail.com or on Twitter @Christinamorg.

John Mortiz can be reached at john.mortiz@temple.edu or on Twitter @JCMortizTU.

Alan DeSanto and his son, Alan DeSanto Jr. | ALISA MILLER TTN

President Theobald to discuss community in inauguration speech publicity, the investiture itself and student events. At the final planning committee meeting Thursday on the second floor of Sullivan Hall, reports from the subcommittee chairs showed the depth of the preparation for inauguration by providing updates on everything from the schedule of events, to the design of the disk covers that will be given to attendees after footage from the inauguration is put on CDs. “If we had to do this tomorrow, we’d be ready,” said Theresa Powell, vice president of student affairs, who co-chairs

the student events subcommittee with Temple Student Government Student Body President Darin Bartholomew. The inauguration events begin on Thursday with the opening of the academic symposia, which will feature lectures and discussions on various topics including financing higher education, the future of libraries and health care challenges. Theobald will also attend many of the events during the symposium in short, 15-minute stops. “We’re kind of convening people around areas and conversations that we’re really


good at,” Clarke said. “From computational science to understanding and debating the future of libraries and their role in higher education going forward, those kinds of debates are the kinds of things we want to be known for.” The investiture ceremony begins on Friday morning at the Baptist Temple with performances from university’s Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the slew of university presidents and remarks from Gov. Corbett, City Council President Darrell Clarke, whose 5th District includes Temple, and Pastor

Kevin Johnson of Bright Hope Baptist Church will speak. Though Theobald said in the past that his inaugural address will not deviate much from the goals he has set out for Temple previously – an affordable and high quality education – he said in an interview at the start of the semester that he will also discuss Temple’s role in the city. “There are generic issues: affordability, research, competency,” Theobald said. “What I need to do in the inaugural is figure out what Temple’s role is specifically. We’re not Penn,

we’re not Villanova, we’re not St. Joseph’s. We’re Temple. We’re Philadelphia’s public university.” Though the event centers on inaugurating Temple’s 10th president, Clarke said it’s also a way to showcase the university’s accomplishments. “It’s an academic and historic moment to inaugurate a president like this,” Clarke said. “It’s a wonderful celebration about what makes Temple great and that’s what the president wanted it to be. He didn’t want it to be all about him, he wanted it to be about really holding up

Temple and giving people a reason to celebrate Temple.” As the planning committee enters its final days of planning, Betsy Leebron Tutelman, co-chair of the subcommittee concerning the academic symposia, said they would be working up until the last day to make sure the event goes off without a hitch. “I think we plan on sleeping here to make sure it all goes smoothly,” Tutelman said. Sean Carlin can be reached at sean.carlin@temple.edu or on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.


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Where was the university during the armed standoff? During the 17-hour stand- es. Students seeking help should off on Sunday, Oct. 13, where an call 215-204-7276. armed student was barricaded The Temple News did its in his home and a SWAT team best to inform the Temple comdescended upon munity, despite a North Willingfalse reports In times of crisis, Temple that the student ton block, the only information must make sure that the killed himself being widely re- community is properly Sunday mornleased by Teming from The Ininformed. ple Police – per quirer and Metro its Twitter – was how students Philly. Both later retracted their could become involved in that reports. day’s Zombie Run at the Bell In a situation where there Tower. are conflicting reports, it’s more The Temple community important than ever that the uniwaited to hear updated informa- versity keeps the community tion regarding the standoff, but updated with accurate informalittle information was disclosed tion – especially when students by the university. A TU Advi- are ordered by police to stay insory was issued at 10:04 a.m., side on the upper-level floors of noting increased police activity their homes. on the block and asking students Some residents of the afto avoid the area. A TU Advi- fected blocks were not permitsory issued at 7:01 p.m. failed to ted back into their homes before update students with any useful the situation was resolved at 2 information. a.m., leaving many to scramble A TU Advisory issued at for overnight housing arrange6:08 a.m. Monday morning was ments. laughably nondescript and reThe university kept the Stumarkably unhelpful. The situa- dent Center open past regular tion had been resolved for four hours for displaced students, hours. however those in need were not There were no other TU properly notified. There was no Advisories released and Temple TU Advisory or statement from issued no further information on the university to inform students its Twitter account. of such accommodations. In light of the suspect’s hisTU Ready is a useful tool tory of mental illness, the uni- and a helpful asset in emergenversity should have used the TU cies where the student body Advisory to remind students of needs to be reached quickly. the resources available through However, what good is it if it Tuttleman Counseling Servic- isn’t utilized?


Hearing misconduct It seems inconsistent that In court, Martin-Oguike’s Temple’s own conduct hear- case was virtually as openings would punish a student for and-shut as they come. Lawcharges that were dropped in the yer James Funt submitted text Philadelphia messages that Student conduct hearings he said demcourt of law. should not contradict the onstrated that In 2012, outcome of the courts. a 21-year-old Martin-Oguistudent at Temple ke’s accuser had, accused then-football player in fact, fabricated claims of Praise Martin-Oguike of raping forcible sexual assault. The case her in her 1940 dorm room. Af- was thrown out immediately. ter criminal charges were filed, Because student conduct Martin-Oguike was subsequent- hearings are kept entirely prily suspended from the football vate, the Temple community team. The linebacker was later does not know what evidence or expelled from Temple entirely testimony compelled Temple’s after a student conduct hear- own court to expel Martin-Oguiing – legally separate from the ke. Across the nation, student American judiciary system and conduct hearings are not held to conducted behind closed doors the same legal standard as state – found enough evidence to or federal courts. According to warrant kicking Martin-Oguike the Student Press Law Center, out of school. student conduct hearings do not On Oct. 7, all of the charges require the formal gathering of against Praise Martin-Oguike evidence, proper cross-examiwere dropped in the court of nations or subpoenas. law. His trial lasted a single day. No matter the evidenceMartin-Oguike now faces gathering or fact-finding proan uphill battle in order to right- cess, there is little reason that fully rejoin his Temple class- conduct hearings should be mates. He must go through a ruling in contrary to American complicated reentry process, law, especially in cases where one that is not guaranteed to re- students stand accused of felony instate his standing as a student. charges.

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.

Jan. 22, 1982: Peter Liacouras succeeds Marvin Wachman as university president. On Oct. 18, Neil Theobald will be formally inaugurated as the 10th president in Temple’s history.

Dancing marathon is great, but uncreative Starting a unique charity event would be an even better use of Temple’s time.


o standing still. No sleeping. And don’t even think about sitting down. Another year has come and gone, and it‘s time to dance through the night to raise money for children in the hospital. But just in case you read the flyer too quickly: “Hoota” has been spliced in front, and the location has been changed from Penn State to Temple. Since 1977, Penn State students have Mary Claire been dancTuohy ing their way toward conquering pediatric cancer. After creating the largest student-run charity in the world and raising $101 million, it’s clear they are doing just that. Though Penn State is home to the nation’s oldest charity dance marathon, Temple isn’t the first to want to get in on all the fun. There are more than 150 colleges and high schools

across the nation supporting their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Dance Marathon. In fact, Gaelen McCartney, founder of HootaThon, said his inspiration for the dance-off came not from Penn State, but from his sister’s participation in Ohio State’s BuckeyeThon. Since everyone else is doing it, the only logical thing left to do is to join in on the growing dance sensation. On Nov. 8 to 9, HootaThon is hosting its first annual dance marathon in Mitten Hall. Where will this leave Temple? Following Penn State? We can’t get carried away with school rivalry. This isn’t a football game where somebody loses and somebody wins. After all, these dance marathons are dedicated to raising support for children in the hospital. More dancing brings in more money and no one can complain about that. However, on-campus charity events like this thrive off a sense of school spirit, and as a university that prides itself on being “Temple Made,” there seems to be a few things that just don’t add up. “Dance is a great and fun way to bring people together,” McCartney said. Yet there are a million fun ways to bring students together to raise money as a school. The path Temple chooses to take

should be the one that it feels best represents itself and where it’s going in the future. So, if Temple Made really is all about being self-made and creating successes that are all our own, why are we comfortable merely replicating another school’s success? With more than 150 schools running charity dance marathons, students should be excited. Not because we can run a successful dance marathon, but because with 150 schools all doing the same thing, the possibilities to stand out are endless. The floor is wide open to not just raise money, but to raise money the Temple way. “Though the sentiment behind HootaThon is commendable, the creators of HootaThon should have created an original event that they could really call their own,” freshman neuroscience major Brian LaGreca said. LaGreca’s sister is part of a sorority at Penn State that is involved in HootaThon. Penn State students have already made a name for themselves in the philanthropic world through dance. If Temple students represent the upcoming innovators of Philadelphia, shouldn’t we feel a little less than satisfied in following in their footsteps? With registration almost

full, there is no denying that HootaThon has earned a wide range of support. “We are all already throwing jokes around about how HootaThon will be so big next year it will need to be at the Liacouras Center,” McCartney said. While that idea is commendable, the dance marathon will always belong to Penn State. Though we can certainly support Penn State in its efforts, HootaThon will never be fully Temple Made. We could do yoga, we could throw neon paint or we could solve crossword puzzles, all while forming a connection with a unique, Temple-centric charity of our own. Instead, we’re getting behind the nation’s long conga line. We have hoarded our creative energies to fuel 12 hours of dance. Yes, only 12 twirling hours, rather than Penn State’s 48 hours. All in all, this is a great event. So let’s go out there, represent Temple and raise some money for children. Maybe next year we’ll have had enough practice to come up with some of our own moves. Mary Claire Tuohy can be reached at mary.claire.tuohy@temple.edu.




No vacancy, no problem

Who will stay in Philly?



A land bank would help solve North Philadelphia’s vacant lot problem.

hiladelphia and Detroit are frequently compared to each other in terms of the true grit of their sports teams. Yet, when looking at the two overall, another, more unfortunate similarity comes to mind: the urban decay of both cities. There’s one thing that can stop further decay almost immediately: a public system that would serve to consolidate and sell vacant Romsin McQuade properties to those wishing to bring, as the Philly Land Bank’s website says, “publicly-owned properties back into productive reuse.” This, in other words, is a land bank. According to Philly Land Bank’s website, the Philadelphia Land Bank Bill, whose ordinances were sent to City Council last March, would allow the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations to “handle acquisition, maintenance and sale of vacant properties.” Land banks control property to ensure that those who purchase real estate will build upon it and improve it, rather than “speculate” on the land, letting it sit vacant and covered in garbage as the owner waits for property rates to rise before selling the space. With its first City Council hearing scheduled on Monday, Oct. 28, the bill seems to be one of the best hopes of revitalizing the city. Now is the time for City Council to salvage what remains of Philadelphia and halt its possible decay. According to a 2010 article

by Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia is filled with 40,000 vacant buildings. The city’s future is often compared to Detroit’s, which hosts an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 abandoned buildings, according to an article in the New York Times last month. It’s not difficult to realize where the PACDC is coming from, especially for Temple students. Walk through campus or up North Broad Street and you’ll undoubtedly see dilapidated buildings that have been ignored, formerly thriving businesses and houses with tons of character that seem to be pleading for help. Philadelphia Weekly’s database shows more than 1,900 publicly-owned vacant properties in zip code 19121 and more than 700 publicly-owned vacant properties in zip code 19122. Many are owned by organizations like the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. Today, not only must children walk by these unpleasant and depressing buildings on their way to school, but they’re trapped inside institutions that have failed to receive the funding they deserve. According to the Pew Charitable Trust, roughly one-in-five buildings in the city are tax-delinquent. This means the portion of the property tax that should be given to local public schools is nothing more than a mere talking point. However, the proposed land bank would take the steps necessary to transform this blight. First of all, vacant buildings, as they function – or not – today, are often possessed by owners that do little to transform the property into a valuable asset, such as a new business or house. Even if they are not attempting to profit from these buildings, they should at least invest in the wellness of the neighborhood. Pure speculation of this manner actually works to devalue the lot’s sur-

rounding properties. A land bank in Philadelphia would work by only selling to buyers who are willing and able to improve the decrepit state of these abandoned buildings and lots and transform them into properties with new vitality. Vacant properties only manufacture one thing: problems. Executive Director of PACDC Rick Sauer expressed deep concern in regards to the city’s situation. Sauer said the land bank is not a new idea. Instead, his team has created, nurtured and developed the proposal over a period of four to five years. Sauer said Philadelphia’s City Council should not have an issue with the solidity of the bill, since it has been planned out well in advance and has proven successful in cities like St. Louis and Cleveland. The crux of the land bank is its ability, as Sauer said, to “streamline [the process] and get properties into the hands of responsible new owners.” The land bank will also not force the city to remain frugal or even act with generosity; Sauer said the city spends more than $20 million a year to service these vacant properties. The city could even serve as a model for major cities, such as Detroit, that are in dire need of a panacea. Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” While Churchill was no Frank Lloyd Wright or Michelangelo, he obviously knew how critical a building is to people. It defines a community, unites families and serves as a testament of a neighborhood’s character. A Philadelphia land bank would help ensure that these buildings continue to define us. The only alternative is to let our communities decay along with our facades. Romsin McQuade can be reached at romsin.mcquade@temple.edu.

Philadelphia’s public school situation is driving away education graduates. he current public school crisis has altered Temple’s role in educating Philadel-

phia. The founding principle established by Russell Conwell — that Temple is here to serve the North Philadelphia community — is hard to live up to now, particularly for education students. If Temple was able to enforce Conwell’s goals, students in the College Joe Brandt of Education would mostly stay in North Philadelphia, using their new skills in the community in order to better it. It’s hard to do that when there are barely any jobs around here. The Philadelphia School District has cut 3,783 employees in 2013, including 676 teachers and 283 counselors, in order to cover a $304 million budget deficit. Without properly funded schools, Philadelphia is driving away talented young graduates one by one. “Sometimes it’s hard to imagine getting a job [in Philadelphia],” senior early childhood education major Nai Soto said. “Job prospects are slim.” “Teaching in Philadelphia is something I’d be open to, but it’s not necessarily something I will do after graduation,” Jeremy Schobel, a senior secondary education and English major, said. There’s nothing wrong with teaching elsewhere — it would be silly to condemn people for not dedicating their lives to fixing the school crisis. There’s no

clear way for teachers themselves to fix it anyway. But still, for the people who do want to teach in Philadelphia and help out, it’s hard. “I was in an inner city school, I know what it’s like,” Soto said. “I just love kids and I want to help them succeed.” But education students at Temple have an advantage: They get to experience the diversity of schooling situations in Philadelphia — good schools, bad schools and schools that are on the rocks. “Because Temple students can experience a variety of urban classrooms, they can get a good background,” Soto said. “It’s almost an advantage that we have,” Morgan Carreón, an early childhood education major with a Spanish minor, said. She has taught at both public and private schools. But this seems to be backwards logic designed to rationalize a failing system. More and more, public school students are being placed in unproductive classrooms with a lack of supplies and a large studentto-teacher ratio. With multiple schools in Philadelphia, like Abram Jenks Elementary in South Philadelphia, now “leveling” classes and consolidating multiple grades into one room, trends point even further downward. “These budget cuts are becoming a huge burden to both the students and the teachers,” Carreón said. When she was in a public school classroom, Carreón said she would sometimes see the teachers scream at students. Late in the spring, Carreón added, she’s witnessed some teachers “check out” and lose interest in their classroom. That’s when things get worse. “It was just a jungle, and I don’t think it was the teacher’s fault completely,” Carreón said about her time at Southwark Elementary in South Philadelphia. “The situation itself didn’t help.” Carreón also noted the

lack of supplies and resources available to the students. “It’s just not ethical to have 30 students in a class with a lack of books.” Moreover, many of the students were Latino and did not speak English well. Carreón said it was difficult for them to understand directions and assignments. Albeit completely unfair to student teachers, challenges like these help to develop prospective teachers. “Teaching in the public schools is all about making the most out of not having the most,” Soto said. By making do in the classroom with what they can, students can possibly become better at managing and planning. For now, Temple students are just learning how to be teachers. The possibility of taking a job in Philadelphia is low, but it’s still useful to know how to teach in an urban classroom. “You’re allowed to teach in a suburban area if you get permission by speaking with the principal, so a lot of people are doing that, I think to avoid being in Philly,” Carreón said. Being a student teacher can lead to a teaching job, so it’s clear why many want to student teach elsewhere — that’s where the jobs are after graduation. “I think because teachers are being cut, there’s really no way we can feel like we can be hopeful for a job here,” Carreón said. “But it’d be interesting to see the situation in 10 years.” As these prospective teachers relocate, tenured teachers hardened by years in the system are all that remain. “I know that I want to be a great teacher, but it’s hard when the jobs are occupied by bad teachers because of tenure,” Soto said. Once they’re finally gone, who’s going to take their place? Joe Brandt can be reached at joseph.brandt@temple.edu.


Did the DEA drop the ball on Spice? JUSTIN SMITH TTN

Is the drug classification system hurting Americans? By Ryan Gregg In the late 1960s, free love and heavy drug use were rampant trends, increasingly exposed to the American people and American policymakers. One of the results of this national spotlight on the recreational drugs widely used by youths was President Richard Nixon and Attorney General John Mitchell’s brainchild, the Controlled Substances Act. The CSA consolidated preexisting drug laws and added several new rules, all while creating the drug scheduling system used today. A few years later, the Drug Enforcement Agency was also founded. As it currently exists, the CSA has a hierarchy of drug “schedules,” varying from Schedule One drugs with the highest abuse liability and no current medicinal uses, like heroin and MDMA, to the lowest Schedule Five drugs that have a low potential for abuse and current medical uses, such as codeine. A curious detail of the CSA is the scheduling of marijuana, which, despite being extensively researched for medicinal purposes, is a Schedule One drug. A rapidly growing trend in the United States is the abuse of synthetic cannabinoids, a group of chemicals similar in structure to the psychoactive ingredient THC, found in marijuana. These compounds, often labeled by drug dealers as “Spice” or “K2,” were designed by an American scientist for the purpose of increasing our knowledge of how drugs like THC interact with specific cannabinoid receptors in the brain.

Spice has since been used for a far less academic purpose, instead becoming a common substitute for people who enjoy the effects of smoking marijuana but don’t want to test positive on drug screenings. While those with limited understanding of Spice’s effects on the body may see this drug as another foolish activity for teenagers and young adults to enjoy while lying on the couch, eating Doritos and watching “Half Baked,” the reality of Spice useage is much more troubling. Contrasting the effects of marijuana and Spice on the body is like comparing getting the roof of your mouth burned on hot pizza to sticking your

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face in a pool of molten lava. THC only partially activates the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, while compounds that make up Spice fully activate cannabinoid receptors, resulting in several undesirable side effects. Spice has had numerous clinical reports of toxicity in patient populations all over the United States, including more than 15,000 cases of adverse exposures reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers from 2010 to 2012. Reported negative effects after smoking Spice include tachycardia, drug withdrawal symptoms following chronic use, convulsions and even reports of psychosis

and death from overdose. Even more troubling is the ambiguous nature of what makes up Spice, as well as the fact that Spice isn’t tested in common drug screenings. This makes it difficult for physicians and medical researchers to keep up with what abusers are putting in their bodies. Reports of increasing Spice use among young adults are growing, including several high profile cases of use among college football players and members of the Armed Forces. All these facts have led the DEA to place synthetic cannabinoids like Spice on the Schedule One drug list in July 2012, in efforts to “avoid an imminent


hazard to public safety.” I can’t help but focus on the fact that “public safety” was cited in the DEA’s announcement. The CSA exists as a government attempt to ensure public health and safety by deterring the abuse of dangerous and addictive drugs. Isn’t it ironic that the CSA, which holds marijuana to a higher schedule than cocaine or methamphetamine – both are Schedule Two drugs – seems to have precipitated the rising use of a synthetic alternative to marijuana that is far more dangerous? Isn’t it perplexing that the CSA exists with its current structure and wording, despite former U.S Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders having claimed marijuana is “not a toxic substance” and current Attorney General Eric Holder allowing states to pass laws legalizing marijuana? These are the types of questions the federal government needs to answer in the coming years, while the lobby for marijuana legalization and medical research supporting marijuana use for the treatment of disease grows. North Philadelphia is a microcosm of the global health problem that is drug action. I chose a career in research studying drug addiction to help all of the people struggling with this terrible disease, including those I see every day at Temple. I want the government to enact laws to deter drug use and aid in helping addicts get clean. The CSA is a step in the right direction, but it needs a major overhaul. Our elected officials need to take a hard look at our drug policy before our current laws lead to another dangerous drug trend like we’re seeing now with Spice. Ryan Gregg is a third-year graduate student at the Center for Substance Abuse Research, Temple University School of Medicine. He can be reached at ryan.gregg@temple.edu.




In The Nation

SHUTDOWN COULD LEAD TO HIKE IN LOAN INTEREST RATES It’s the 11th hour in the government shutdown drama, with the deadline of when the debt ceiling can be raised hitting on Thursday, Oct. 17. Although Thursday won’t bring an immediate deficit in federal finances, it will mean that backup stores that the country uses to pay bills will start depleting rapidly and legislators could look everywhere for extra cash to keep the nation from defaulting on its loans for the first time in history. One avenue of temporary resolution could be a hike in interest rates on federal loans, including those held by college students. Economists told the Boston Globe that interest rates could see an immediate increase in the hours and days after the debt ceiling hits. Philadelphia police SWAT team officers stand near the corner of Berks and 17th streets Sunday afternoon. -Ali Watkins


Officials found that the scores submitted by Rhode Island’s Providence College to U.S. News and World Report college rankings did not reflect the actual SAT and ACT scores of the college’s students, according to Huffington Post College. Officials at the college told the Post that they discovered the mistake themselves, and reported it to U.S. news immediately. -Ali Watkins

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Temple was the two TU alerts they sent through email,” junior communications major Bridget Fitzgerald said in an email. “I live there and if it weren’t for Twitter I would not know what was really going on or why I wasn’t being allowed into my own home.” Jared Gluskin, a junior finance major and resident of the 1800 block of Willington Street was permitted to return to the scene after a Chinese food run around 9 p.m. “I mean [my home] is literally right there, you don’t even have to turn the corner to get into the house,” he said. “I guess we got a little leeway because we didn’t actually have to enter any visionary streams of anybody.” Willington resident and student Kyle Morris said he de-

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were allowed to leave to get food and return with a police escort. Throughout the warm afternoon, students on the block stood on their stoops and porches watching the incident unfold with SWAT units entering and leaving the house. Multiple sources at the scene said the student is diagnosed with an undisclosed mental ill-


Charlie Leone said the student was charged with rape, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and other charges. Massey is in police custody under $350,000 bail. Another sexual assault was reported to have occured Oct. 6 on the 1400 block of West Diamond Street. Leone said a female student reported being indecently assaulted at a house party by a male student who she met at the party. The third incident was reported to Temple police on Oct. 9. A female student said she was raped by a male acquaitance in Oxford Village on Sept. 28. Philly police SVU is reviewing the case and the student is not pressing charges at this time. -John Moritz


Police negotiated the student’s surrender after 17-hour standoff. | HUA ZONG TTN

CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS ADMIT TO UNDERREPORTING SEX ASSAULTS The University of Southern California and Occidental College admitted last week that they did not publicly report the correct number of sexual assaults that occurred on-campus as per the federal Clery Law mandates. The Department of Education could sue both schools for tens of thousands of dollars in noncompliance fees. -Ali Watkins

parted his home for work just before the incident began and was turned away when he arrived back home at about 6 p.m. Four hours later, he returned to the scene to find better luck. “Around 10:30 p.m. I talked to the cops and convinced them to escort me home, because I live a few houses down from Montgomery,” Morris said in an email. For those who weren’t allowed back on the block, hope came in the form of fellow students who took to social media to provide housing for their fellow peers as the night progressed. The fraternity Zeta Beta Tau, advertised their open doors via a tweet at The Temple News. A few students were also able to find accommodation in the Conwell Inn along Liacouras Walk at the university’s expense. Student Body President Darin Bartholomew, who lives next door to the house where

the standoff occurred, said he left his house around 6 p.m. to get food and was not allowed back in. “I’m slightly concerned about the communication of [emergency housing],” said Bartholomew, who was one of the students given housing in Conwell Inn. “I had a hard time figuring it out myself. There was a plan in place, there just wasn’t the best job done reaching out to those students.” Ray Betzner, a university spokesman, said the university has previously housed displaced students in Conwell Inn befor, for incidents like a burst water pipe. “Every time we have an incident like this we do a review,” Betzner said. “That is how we get better.” After the barricaded student was successfully negotiated out of his armed standoff with police shortly after 2 a.m., the cordoned off area was reopened and by 2:30 students

ness and was behaving with suicidal tendencies. The student fired multiple shots throughout the day, several police sources said, though no injuries to officers or the student were reported. Despite several false reports by various news outlets claiming that the student had committed suicide, police at the scene said they were in constant communication with him throughout the day via cell phone. “When they are talking to

us we know they are in good health,” Sullivan said. By 2:30 p.m., Sgt. McFillin said that while negotiations remained ongoing, officers had lost hope for a quick ending to the standoff. Students locked down in their homes on the 1800 block of North Willington Street said they heard police officers negotiating with the student through megaphones. Police brought the student cigarettes and water late in the evening, students and officers said. Replacement crews of fire-


Crime THREE SEXUAL ASSAULTS REPORTED THIS WEEKEND Campus Safety Services recieved three reports of sexual assaults in three days this weekend. One of the assaults occured in September, a female student said, and another resulted in an arrest. Police arrested Trey Massey, a 22-year-old student, after an incident at Diamond Green Apartments on Oct. 7.

Alpha Chi Rho, a general interest fraternity in the Interfraternity Council, has lost its recognition in Temple’s Greek system, Student Activities director Chris Carrey said. Carrey would not give details as to why the fraternity lost its recognition, and messages left with the fraternity president were not returned by time of press. -Lora Strum

Students wait outside the Willington Street standoff Sunday night. |ABI REIMOLD TTN were allowed to return home. The house where negotiators had spent hours speaking with the student lay dark near the corner of Willington and fighters and SWAT officers began arriving around 4 p.m. to relieve colleagues who had been working since morning. The replacements themselves began to dwindle around midnight, when police said it seemed likely that the standoff would last through the night. Two hours later, police successfully negotiated an end to the standoff with no harm to the student or officers, McFillin said. McFillin said the student was briefly able to speak with

Berks streets. Several inquisitive students took the time to finally open there doors and peer out onto the street that had been occupied by teams of SWAT ofhis parents, who had waited inside the police barricade for hours, before being taken away to TUH. A few minutes later, the streets were cleared for students and residents to return, and all signs of the day’s commotion were gone. Several inquisitive students peered out of doors and windows to watch the last of the cop cars drive away. The university sent out two email alerts to students throughout the day, the first at 10 a.m. and the latter at 7 p.m. Students

ficers only minutes before. John Moritz and Cindy Stansbury can be reached at news@temple-news.com.

displaced from their homes had to scramble to find alternatives, and many reported through social media that they were forced to stay at friend’s houses. A third alert was sent out at 6:01 a.m. Monday morning, four hours after the incident ended. John Moritz can be reached at john.moritz@temple.edu or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU.

CLASSIFIED “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.”




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Dave Dawes opened a new truck in front of the engineering building, his fourth truck in Philadelphia. PAGE 8


One Tyler alumna changed her last name from Depew to Coated to reflect her enthusiasm for artistic decorating. PAGE 8



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An Evening with Bill Cosby, 7 p.m. TPAC

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Jarvis, a canine officer, was originally trained to be a seeing-eye dog, but his history of ear infections disqualified him. He now works with Temple police officers. | TYRA LOCKHART TTN

Canine officer one man’s best friend

Jarvis works to detect explosives with officer Larry Besa.


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fter nearly three years with Temple Police, canine officer Jarvis has a better résumé than most students. “We got Jarvis in early 2011, after he graduated from training,” said Patrol Operations Captain Denise Wilhelm. “He’s been patrolling ever since.” The yellow Labrador retriever is an explosive detection dog, coached to sniff out bombs on campus and city-wide. “It’s pretty intense,” K-9 Unit police officer Larry Besa said. “We finished explosive detection training in about 13 weeks. The dogs have to identify 25 different scents of explosives. They’re

not allowed to miss anything for their final test.” Officers said Jarvis’ skillset is well-suited for police work, but he was originally intended to serve the blind. A medical issue helped Jarvis find his true calling. “Jarvis went through an entire seeing eye dog program [in Morristown, N.J.] and graduated from there,” Besa said. “But they reviewed his medical records and said he had too many ear infections. They wash a lot of dogs out over there and put them over to the police side.” Wilhelm said Temple Police received help in choosing Jarvis from the other dogs in the pack. “We rely heavily on the Philadelphia Police Department,” Wilhelm said. “They know dogs better than we do, so they guided us in the right direction [with Jarvis.]” Besa said the process to find his dog counterpart was easy. “We basically found the [most hyper] dog out there and went with him,” he said. “You want a

dog that has a lot of play drive, is able to fetch and is comfortable during his daily routine. All canine shows a lot of interest in a tug toy or tennis ball. cars are outfitted with a “hot and pop” system. That’s all that canine work is. The dog isn’t trying If the patrol car ever reaches above 85 degrees, to find an explosive, he’s tryBesa receives a page that the car is ing to find his toy.” overheated while the back windows automatically drop and an exhaust fan This means Besa and Jarturns on. The car’s horn also beeps unvis can complete their bomb til someone resets the system. tests anywhere from an abanJarvis’ canine car is a home on doned building or an active wheels, fitted with a bed in the back school, or on campus in the and food and water. Liacouras Center. Besa makes sure he is let out of Despite a strenuous the car every half hour or 40 minutes schedule, Jarvis’ job does come with some high-profile Larry Besa / officer to exercise and go to the bathroom. perks. “You got to take care of the dog,” “You get to do a lot of neat events,” Besa Besa said. “It’s kind of like having a kid with you said. “The president came here and we did all the in the back of the police car.” bomb sweeps for that. When dignitaries come, we While Jarvis is currently the top dog in the do those sweeps. It’s definitely a lot different than canine division, he wasn’t the first and officers your everyday patrol work.” CANINE PAGE 8 Special measures are taken to ensure Jarvis

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trying to find an explosive, he’s trying to find his toy.

Students dance for fundraiser

Students mixed on performer

‘HootaThon’ will debut as Temple’s version of ‘Thon.’

Students react to this year’s homecoming performer, B.o.B. JAMIE SCHOSHINSKI The Temple News

LORA STRUM The Temple News This Nov. 8 and 9, students will dance straight through an entire night without sitting down, all in the name of fighting childhood cancer. Temple will host its first HootaThon, an all-night dance marathon that will raise funds for the Child’s Life affiliate of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. HootaThon is a part of a larger association of “Thon” organizations, which is comprised of colleges all over the nation that host events to raise funds to combat pediatric cancer. Dubbed HootaThon as a play on Temple’s mascot, the 12-hour dance marathon in Mitten Hall is the conclusion of the studentrun HootaThon committee’s efforts made by the organization’s president, Gaelen McCartney. “Ten days into freshman


Lisa Bien created “Bouncing Back,” a TUTV show that confronts self esteem issues among students. | ERIC DAO TTN

Self esteem concerns drive show

An SMC professor hosts a show about image issues for students. KERRI ANN RAIMO The Temple News Nuclear fission with red hair. That’s how Paul Gluck, the general manager of TUTV and associate professor of media studies and production at Temple, described Lisa Bien. Bien, an adjunct professor within the School of Media and Communication at Temple and president of Bien Marketing Group, has recently taken on the role as host

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for the new TUTV show “Bouncing Back.” “[Bien] is the most energetic, charismatic and compassionate mentor one could hope to have,” Anna Tate, a 2013 graduate who majored in strategic communication, said. She was a former student of Bien’s public speaking class. But Bien wasn’t so confident when she was a student at the university herself. The class of ’91 graduate said she never found the courage while in college to be in front of the camera, even though she was captivated by the idea of broadcast journalism. “They had a news anchor desk where they would mock news reports,” Bien said of her undergraduate education at Temple.


“I remember walking past the room. I felt like I wasn’t pretty enough to be in that profession.” Now, at age 47, Bien remembers how a former Temple professor, Jean Brodey, served as her mentor during her senior year, even helping her earn recognition for her achievements. Bien earned the Public Relations Society of America award prior to graduation with Brodey’s support. “I know exactly where we were,” Bien said. “Right in front of the Tuttleman [Learning Center] building, she said to me, ‘I nominated you for this award and you won.’ By nominating me for the award, she was saying, ‘I believe in you.’”


The general student response to this year’s Homecoming concert performer was, “Who’s playing?” This year’s Homecoming concert on Saturday, Oct 19 will feature B.o.B and Far East Movement. Tickets can be purchased for $20. Some students have expressed a lack of enthusiasm in regard to the upcoming concert. B.o.B, whose real name is Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., achieved mainstream fame in 2010 with the songs “Nothin’ on You,” “Airplanes” and “Magic.” All three were in the Top 10 on The Billboard Hot 100, and “Nothin’ on You,” which featured Bruno Mars, reached No. 1. Since then, he hasn’t had the same success. Freshman university studies major Rachel Paul described him as






Owner expands Jamaican food business with truck Jamaican D’s opened a truck in front of the engineering building. ARIANE PEPSIN The Temple News One new truck on campus isn’t the first business venture for the owner, Jamaican-born Dave Dawes, who operates out of three other trucks and one restaurant in Philadelphia. Jamaican D’s, located at 12th and Norris streets near the College of Engineering, specializes in traditional Jamaican cooking and has attracted students during its first semester on campus. Dawes moved to the U.S. in 2002, and shortly afterward decided to open a restaurant on Chelten Avenue in Germantown. After the success of his first business venture, Dawes decided to open a food truck at the Community College of Philadelphia, and two others at 3rd and Spring Garden streets and Temple soon after. Jamaican D’s employee Mark Gordon discussed the business and its accomplishments. “There was a lot of demand for the food in the area and there weren’t that many Jamaican places” Gordon said. “[Dawes] learned to cook when he was at home in Jamaica, and people really like it.” Gordon said that he and his boss have been happy with the response from the Temple community so far. “We wanted to see what Temple was like,” Gordon said. “People were always asking

why there wasn’t a truck here. A lot of the kids at CCP end up coming to Temple and we have a lot of customers there, so we came up here.” Jamaican dishes are influenced by the Spanish, British, Portuguese, Chinese and French, using chicken, shellfish, peppers, allspice, bananas and beans. Gordon said the most popular dishes are the curry chicken, curry shrimp and jerk chicken. There are also plenty of sides to choose from, including mashed potatoes, collard greens, plantains and macaroni and cheese. Gordon, who cooks at the Temple truck, said he enjoys coming to work and assuring that the customers are satisfied. “What sets us apart from other trucks is our food,” Gordon said. “No one else makes Jamaican foods, and I think the chef here is quite good. I like cooking and meeting all of the people who come.” For those new to Jamaican cooking, Gordon recommends the jerk chicken and any of the available sides. He said that their business is steady on a day to day basis, something he considers a good sign for the truck. The truck also has an option called Text2Order, which gives customers the option to order their food while on the go, in class, or if they just don’t feel like waiting in line. Students can send the text to the truck’s number 215-645-4060 and include the name of your preferred dish and “TempleJamaicanDs.” “We’re the only Jamaican truck that’s around so we get a decent amount of people, but it works,” Gordon said. “Hav-

ing various businesses helps to spread business around.” Jamaican D’s is not only a frequently-visited truck at Temple – the other trucks and restaurant all get similar reviews raving about the service and food. For Jamaican food in the Philadelphia area, Jamaican D’s is ranked first on Yelp, a search website that allows consumers to rate and comment on businesses. One user, Verna S. from Philadelphia, talks about the easiness of parking and getting her favorite dish now that there are more locations to visit. “Since they added the second truck, and then a third at Temple, there are considerably less headache parking issues than the one on 17th and Spring Garden [streets],” she said. “I come just about every two weeks.” Pat Pendergast, a senior geology major, frequently visits food trucks around campus and said he enjoys Jamaican D’s. “I eat at food trucks a few times a week, and [Jamaican D’s gives] large portions,” Pendergast said. “I come to eat here about once a month.” Gordon said he takes pride in providing quality food at his place of work, and enjoys seeing students return to the truck. “All of our food is homemade, and we just want people to try it and see what they think of it,” Gordon said. “Jamaican food is the greatest. Everyone should experience it.” Ariane Pepsin can be reached at ariane.pepsin@temple.edu.

Jamaican D’s opened a truck on campus this fall semester. Owner Dave Dawes already operates out of three other trucks and one restaurant in Philadelphia. | SASH SCHAEFFER TTN

Larry Besa works with his canine companion officer, Jarvis, every day. His police car is equipped with technology to keep him comfortable during the day. | TYRA LOCKHART TTN

Labrador retriever joins the university police force said he won’t be the last. “Our first dog, Jake, came in the end of 2005,” Wilhelm said. “He retired in 2009 when his officer resigned to go to another department.” “We just got Baron, a Belgian Malinois, from Czechoslovakia,” Besa said. “He was a bought dog that came fullytrained in patrol work.” Both Baron and Jarvis are specifically trained in bomb detection and criminal apprehension for patrolling to reflect the interests of Temple Police. “After 9/11, there was a greater emphasis on bomb detection,” Wilhelm said. “Our K-9 unit became implemented with that focus. Baron now gives us two bomb dogs and for now that’s all we need.”


Baron and Jarvis can be used with their partner officers for either criminal apprehension or bomb detection, but both dogs could not be used for outside purposes like drug searches. “Drug dogs, bomb dogs and cadaver dogs are your three major police department types of dogs,” Besa said. “You can’t cross-train that. Bomb dogs sit, drug dogs scratch and cadaver dogs dig. For obvious reasons, bomb dogs can’t scratch or dig in the event of finding something.” Luckily, Jarvis has yet to encounter a sitting situation outside of simulated training. “We’ve used him on different calls, maybe something like an unattended bag,” Besa said.

“But there of course haven’t been any found explosives on campus.” But Jarvis is more than ready for action. “Jarvis is great,” Wilhelm said. “He does a great job in training. He’s acclimated well to the university setting. He works hard.” Nobody knows that more than his partner, who said the title of man’s best friend is absolutely true. “I could never go back to not having a dog with me,” Besa said. “It’s great to have a partner like Jarvis. This is why I got into police work.” Jessica Smith can be reached at jessicasmith@temple.edu.


Grad creates ‘candyland’ A Tyler grad changed her name to Candy Coated in celebration of her artwork. ALEXA BRICKER The Temple News Candy Depew changed her last name to ‘Coated’ because of her love for decorating, a passion that has driven her work as an artist. The Tyler alumna graduated with her MFA in 1997 and has since been building her empire of all things “candy coated.” “I was a ballerina for 15 years,” Coated said. “When I was younger I always loved decorative arts, and I like how historic art continues through contemporary art. That’s how my interest in art formed.” Taking her lifelong passion for art and her unique style, Coated has developed a wide range of work in everything from silk-screen printing to

creating her own flavor of ice cream. Most recently she has an exhibition of her work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, running until Nov. 17. The exhibit, “Candy Coated Wonderland,” is a revamp of a collection of fairytale dresses in Coated’s own style. It will also feature a collection of her silkscreen prints, patterned wallpaper and various other forms of her work. She also shared her work with students on Oct. 11 and 12. “I [participated] in the Art Market at Tyler,” Coated said. “We [sold] a chair that I designed, to raise money for the DesignPhiladelphia program. We [also hosted] a pop-up shop and will be working on silkscreen prints.” Coated’s involvement in the art world goes beyond creation. She said one of her largest projects, also in partnership with Design Philly, was to host Wanderlusting, though the website lists the event as cancelled. “Wanderlusting is a kind of

tour of Old City, but it’s also a fashion show and lecture mixed together,” she said of the previously scheduled event. Wanderlusting would have represented this interactive combination of her work. She is also making an effort to incorporate philanthropic efforts into her work, she said. “Right now, I am working a lot with the concept of the power of 10,” Coated said. “I created an ice cream flavor in partnership with Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Jazzmarnier. Ten percent of the profits will go to feeding people with little food.” While she admits that she creates her art first and foremost, another crucial part of Candy Coated is helping others realize their full potential. “I have established my own school, the School of Decorative Arts and Design,” Coated said. “People come [to my studio] for apprenticeships and so were creating jobs as well.” The school will be expanding as Candy Coated moves to its new location, MakeShift

Candy Coated, formerly Candy Depew, creates art from silk-screen printing and patterned wallpaper to ice cream flavors. She also opened her own school. | KRISTEN VANLEER TTN Studios, over the course of this month. Coated said she has taught more than 2,500 people from all over the world. She said her efforts were focused on helping many people of all different backgrounds, who were never given a chance to realize their capabilities.

“People learn better with one-on-one attention,” she said. This desire to promote positivity in a learning environment has been influenced by personal experiences that Coated has had with negative social situations. Many of those experiences began with her name, she said. “People would always tease

me about my name,” she said. “But I love decorating things so I decided to change my name to from Candy Depew to Candy Coated. I thought I should use it for something productive.” Alexa Bricker can be reached at alexa.bricker@temple.edu.




The presented Reunion by:

Getting Reacquainted Temple News alumni are invited back to campus this weekend in celebration of the paper’s 92-year history.


hen I graduated from Temple with a journalism degree back in 1998, I never thought I would return some day to work at the university. Fifteen years later, I’m here as the student media program director, an adjunct journalism instructor and the adviser to The Temple News, and I’m proud to be part of the committee that is planning this weekend’s reunion, which will include Friday’s alumni reunion discussion panel and Saturday’s reception. I got my start at The Temple News and fittingly enough, cut my teeth on a story about a group of students who, back in 1999, were trying to mobilize efforts to launch a student radio station. Today, part of my full-time job responsibilities includes advising WHIP, Temple’s student-run Internet radio station. Go figure. At The Temple News, I experienced all the things our current students do now – minus the social media and multimedia aspects of the job, of course. I learned how to become a reporter. I learned how to write on deadline. I learned how to manage a staff of writers. I learned how to be accountable and embraced the great responsibility I had to be fair, accurate and reliable. I made a lot of friends that are still an important part of my life today. And I acquired the very foundation that prepared me for four years in the newspaper business and 15 in the sports media industry. ESPN SportsCenter anchor Kevin Negandhi, who will return to campus Friday as one of our alumni reunion panelists, assigned me my first sports story and I never looked back from there. I covered field hockey, tennis, lacrosse and willingly took on every other assignment they threw at me. I had unforgettable interviews with Hall of Fame basketball coach John Chaney, flew to Kansas City to cover the Owls’ two NCAA Tournament games in 1997 and acquired the clips that helped me land my first job after college at The Daily Journal, a Gannett newspaper in Vineland, N.J. I’ll get to relive so many of those experiences when several of my former colleagues come back to campus this week, and I’m excited to share that time with our current staff – one that happens to be producing one of the best student newspapers and websites in the country. In the pages that follow as part of our special reunion insert in this week’s issue, you’ll read the words of several former Temple News staff members who had a similar experience. They helped carry on the tradition of a newspaper that prides itself on being a watchdog for the Temple University community, and we’re thrilled to run their bylines once again and welcome them back to campus this weekend.


Reunion Schedule: Friday, Oct. 18

Saturday, Oct. 19

1-2 p.m. The Temple News reunion panelists – Kevin Negandhi (ESPN), Kristen Graham (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Andrew Goldstein (VH-1), Ray Didinger (Comcast SportsNet) and Michael Christopher (Vanyaland, Delaware County Daily Times) will be arriving at the office, Room 243 of the Student Center. Refreshments will be served.

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Temple News office will be open to visitors and past staff members. Refreshments will be served.

5-7 p.m. Campus tours for those attending the reunion will include a stop at our newsroom, so those who did not visit previously may stop by at this time.

2-3:30 p.m. The Temple News Alumni Reunion panel will be held in Room 217 AB of the Student Center.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a Temple News tent along tailgate row in Lot K at Lincoln Financial Field prior to the Temple-Army football game.

7-9 p.m. MAIN EVENT – The Temple News Alumni Reunion Reception will take place in Mitten Hall’s Great Court.




The Reunion A Switch to Digital

‘The Online F---ing Pacemaker’ Under Stover, templenews.com became more user-friendly. CHRIS STOVER Editor-in-Chief ‘08-’09 A lot of the stories from the 2008-2009 class of The Temple News involve words that are best left out of print. Most of that is thanks to Chase Utley. This is the year that the Phillies won the World Series, and we ran an award-winning photo essay called “World @&#%ing Champions!” – inspired, of course, by Utley’s infamous words broadcast throughout the city. It’s the year that Barack Obama won a historic presidential election just one week after the World Series. Revelers once again filled Broad Street. And, I believe, it’s the year The Temple News as we know it today became a pioneer in collegiate multimedia journalism. And the evidence is in the product. I still get crazy looks when I tell people that I, a broadcast journalist, was the editor of my college paper. They’re the same looks I got at Temple when I recruited people to join. What role does a broadcast journalist have in a print product? Every role. We redesigned templenews.com into a more userfriendly website. We increased our multimedia presence tenfold by including photo slideshows and video packages – once rarities for Temple’s student media. The work paid off. We won what many consider among the most prestigious of collegiate journalism awards, the ACP Online Pacemaker, or as we dubbed it, the OFP – “Online @&#%ing Pacemaker.” Thanks, Chase.

Stover (top left) led The Temple News from ‘08-’09, when the paper redesigned its website. | COURTESY CHRIS STOVER Our staff included journalists from all majors – print, magazine, broadcast and photo – who put in a collective 400

hours of manpower to produce just one issue of The Temple News. We proved in just 30 issues

that we weren’t student journalists. We weren’t newspaper journalists or broadcast journalists or photojournalists. We

were journalists. We covered the presidential election next to reporters from CNN and Fox News. We

analyzed crime statistics around Temple’s campus. And we earned respect from both the student body and the higherups. But, we weren’t perfect. We made our in-house deadline once. Having all pages done by 9 p.m. Monday isn’t easy, and the one time we actually achieved it was for the final issue of the year. Our layout software didn’t have the most reliable spell check. I learned to think again when you question how your chief copy editor could have misspelled a word in her frontpage, above-the-fold story. There’s only one T in the middle of ‘commitment.’ Not two, like I erroneously added at the last second. I paraphrased Chase for the rest of that week. But I haven’t spelled that word wrong since. In my final Letter from the Editor in 2009, I wrote: “I think I can speak for many of the staff members of The Temple News with my analysis of the past year. Working at the paper has been the most exhausting, most stressful, most time-consuming job we could’ve found.” And yet I can assure you that four years later, not one of the staff members I had the privilege to work with would take it back. Today, I’m a television anchor and reporter in Charlottesville, Va., and I still brag about my time at The Temple News to my coworkers, my interview subjects and my poor, poor interns. And it’s something I will continue bragging about for the rest of my life. The words may not always be fit to print, but the memories are indelible. Chris Stover was editor-inchief in 2008-9. He now works as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for the Charlottesville Newsplex.

“When I was at The Temple News, the big story was...” Law school students strike Boos and banter “I believe my chat with John Chaney for the 1973-1974 Big Five preview was the first time he was interviewed for the Temple News sports pages. I went to Temple because I wanted to be a Philadelphia sportswriter. The sports staff when I was there included Joe Juliano, Craig Evans, Mike Gibson, Barry Sankey, Jeff Share and the late Bill Koenig and Mike Ferretti. I got into a fight with Wayne Hardin because I’d written that there were boos when Mary Ellen Driscoll he replaced Marty Ginestra – who led the team into the red zone – with Steve Assistant City Editor, 1974 Joachim, so Steve could get the touchdown. ‘Why did you write that they were booing Steve?’ ‘I didn’t say they were booing Steve, coach. I said they were booing you.’”

The end of an era “It was March 2006 and, as the sports editor, I had heard clamoring for at least a month that this could be the last season in the career of Chaney, Temple’s legendary men’s basketball coach. So my assistant sports editor, John Kopp, and I went to work on what would be an eight-page pullout section. We banked quotes from fellow top NCAA coaches as the season went on in order to build a ‘What they’re saying’ column. We assembled a timeline of Chaney’s career. We Christopher Vito prepared a mainbar, reached out to former players for complimentary sidebars Sports Editor and pulled file and present-day photos for a picture page. The finished product, 2006-7 like most seasons the Owls played with Chaney on the bench, was a success.”

“The biggest story at the Temple News in my tenure? When the law school students went on strike.  THE LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS!  I covered the story every day during the strike. That was the Temple University I attended.  The Law School dean resigned.  His name was Ralph Norvelle. He was replaced as dean by a likeable law school administrator named Peter Liacouras.”  

Clark DeLeon Staff Writer, 1970-2

‘Barely Breathing’ blunder “The first one was in either late 1996 or early 1997. Duncan Sheik came to the university to play a show. He was near the top of the charts with the hit single ‘Barely Breathing,’ which was not only Grammy nominated, but also the most played song on radio in 1997. The Temple Events Committee put on the show but did next to zero publicity for it. Some 35 people showed up. It was a disgrace, and a black eye on the university. Even more galling was the committee telling us not to run a negative story and dispensing not-so-veiled threats that they wouldn’t Michael Christopher cooperate with the newspaper if we did. In the end, we ran a huge story Editor in Chief, 2000 on it, along with an interview with Sheik where he voiced his displeasure with the whole situation.”

Hate crime controversy Students facing eviction

Brittany Diggs Chief Copy Editor, 2008-9

“The big story at Temple when I was at The Temple News was student tenants facing evictions for living in Yorktown and violating the neighborhood’s occupancy ordinance. Stephen Zook and I covered this story. The ordinance prohibited students from being able to rent multi-unit housing from absentee landlords who owned properties in Yorktown. We attended town hall meetings and interviewed longtime Yorktown residents and Temple students who faced being evicted because of their illegal tenancies.”

“One of the big stories when I was at The Temple News was an alleged hate crime involving a Jewish Penn State student being assaulted by a group of Temple students after he left a fraternity party. This was a controversial story that grabbed the attention of larger media outlets and The Temple News covered it just as a larger media outlet would – by covering the police aspect, attending court hearings for the suspects and getting input from the Jewish community at the university, who came together over the issue.”

Morgan Zalot News Editor, 2009




The Reunion Covering the President

‘Will You Get This Out of My Throat?’ Kennedy campaign visit a highlight for staffer turned NYT editor. MICHAEL SISAK Editor-in-Chief ‘61 In nine days he would be elected the 35th President of the United States. But on this Halloween afternoon he seemed like just plain Jack, a handsome 42-year-old Irishman with a Boston accent and a Coppertoned face, talking to a crowd of students about Richard Nixon, President Eisenhower and a nation in decline. “We want Jack! We want Jack!” the crowd of 4,500 chanted as the open limousine carried John F. Kennedy south to the 1800 block of Park Avenue and stopped outside Williams Hall, then a women’s dormitory. Coeds ogled – there was no Google then – from their open room windows. A huge “WELCOME” banner hung. A handprinted sign declared “America Wants Kennedy.” Standing on a platform inside the limousine and wearing a dark raincoat in a light drizzle, JFK first charmed the students with his sense of humor and history, and then gave them a blunt appraisal of Nixon. “Bismarck,” he began, “once said that one-third of the students of German universities broke down from overwork, another third broke down from dissipation and the other third ruled Germany. I do not know which third of the student body is here today, but I am confident I am talking to the future rulers of America...” Kennedy said he could not believe any educated person could accept Nixon’s campaign of “unequaled prosperity.” He cited the 1954 and 1958 recessions, a 30 percent housing decline, and “more unsold cars in three weeks than we ever had in our history.” Noting there was no economic growth in the previous nine months, he declared,

nervously awoke “I don’t want that kind of prosperity.”
 on Nov. 9 to the He also faulted Nixon for surprise that Kenboasting that the United States’ nedy had narrowly prestige had never been higher. won, by 118,000 He cited State Department polls of 69 million votes, showing a shift in the balance thanks to the Philaof power to the Soviet Union, delphia and Chiwhose launch of Sputnik in cago landslides. 1957 had startled these same We teared with joy students when they were in high while watching his school. But his thought was ininauguration on a terrupted by a long microphone black-and-white held by the late KYW News reTV with rabbit ears, porter Jay Strassberg. and we shared his “He is either misinformed, inaugural address uniformed or misleads … when by house telephone his own information service in (there were no the State Department – will you iPhones then). get this out of my throat? Thank “Ask not what you.” The crowd laughed. your country can do But that simple request unfor you; ask what derscored the age of innocence you can do for your that the Classes of 1960, 1961, country.” 1962 and 1963 shared – until We worried Nov. 22, 1963. Americans were about Cuban misable to get up close and personal siles being aimed with their presidential candiat Conwell Hall. dates, even poke at them. There Renee Kassab, a was trust and no need for barTemple News rericades of security, or wands, or porter, assessed the body searches. Only motorcycle role of the campus patrols escorted JFK to Temple. Civil Defense bomb In New York City he once reshelters for Cold quested no police protection but War challenges and assured us that we was turned down. were all safe. The Temple University Then came that News, as it was known then, black Friday, Nov. had four staffers cover JFK’s 22, 1963. After a campaign visit. Hubie Doyle, nightshift at the the editor-in-chief, wrote the President John F. Kennedy gives a speech to students outside a women’s main story; Elizabeth Zakroff dormitory in 1960. He memorably reprimanded a KYW reporter for sticking Philadelphia Bulletin, I was awakened and I wrote vignettes. Zohrab a microphone too close to his face.| TTN ARCHIVES in early afternoon Kazanjian, fondly known as to a radio chattering Zorro, a foreign student from offer to Mr. Nixon,” Kennedy a candidate. Mr. Nixon is … no Baghdad who never returned began. “I have been trying to matter what the President of the about an assassination attempt to Iraq, took a classic photo of get him to debate me for two United States may choose to do in Dallas. It did not make sense. Kennedy against the backdrop weeks. … I read in today’s pa- this week in New York or any I thought I was hearing another of hopeful students eager for per that Mr. Nixon is unwilling place else. It is Nixon versus “War of the Worlds” spoof. But change. to take a ride through the City Kennedy, the Republicans ver- soon confirmation came that Instead of threading myself of New York to meet the voters. sus the Democrats and I look Kennedy had been shot and through the compacted crowd But he is going to take President to the future with some degree later that he died. At Broad and for a view in front of Kennedy, I Eisenhower with him.” of hope.” The next day, Nov. 1, Norris streets, someone pasted walked through the ruins of two Kennedy buried the lead. 1960, The News boldly head- on the huge journalism departrowhouses being demolished “I now offer him to let Presi- lined in inch-high type: “Ken- ment windows bulletins from that sat back to back from 13th dent Eisenhower come with nedy Challenges Nixon to Bring the wire-service Teletype machines. The campus went into a Street to Park Avenue and was him on the fifth debate.” That Ike to 5th Debate.” able to stand right behind him. brought a thunderous roar and We all looked to the future deep pall for a long time. I drove in a daze to The He saved the news of the applause, and fueled an inter- with hope. We worked on elecday for the last part of his short national news story. “What Mr. tion night compiling votes for Bulletin and found a newsroom speech. Nixon does not understand is NBC, a role that journalism dean working in funereal shock. It “I am going to make an that President Eisenhower is not J. Douglas Perry arranged. We was so quiet that one could hear

the TV set across the room. I was assigned a story about a group of suburban high school students who ironically were on a field trip to Arlington National Cemetery. At Love Field a fateful decision had been made, according to PBS’s Jim Lehrer, then a reporter for the Dallas Times Herald. He was on a phone, dictating an update to his story about Kennedy’s arrival on Air Force One, when the rewriteman asked him if the Secret Service was putting the bubble on the limousine for the motorcade. Lehrer asked an agent, who confirmed that the rain had stopped in Dallas, and then that agent had the bubble disassembled. It was not bulletproof, Lehrer said, but it might have changed history. Lehrer, whose new novel about JFK’s death is “Top Down,” was part of a distinguished reporting triumvirate that covered the assassination. Bob Schieffer was with the Dallas Morning News and Dan Rather was with the local CBS affiliate. A Bulletin colleague, John G. McCullough, stood with reporters near Jack Ruby when he assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald on live TV the following Sunday. I continued a 50-year career, the last 30 as an editor at The New York Times. Hubie Doyle counted Fred Astaire as a friend and a public-relations client, and has written a memoir. Elizabeth Zakroff was a pioneer Vietnam War reporter for United Press International at age 23 and is now an attorney. And Zorro? He has taken more photographs of Temple people and events than anyone ever. His portrait of JFK will hang forever. Michael Sisak, SMC ‘63, was editor-in-chief in the Fall of 1961. His seven-decade career took him from The Ambler Gazette to The Philadelphia Bulletin, The St. Petersburg Times, The Wilmington News Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Philadelphia Journal and The New York Times.

First Lady visits campus, talks ‘tremendous changes’ For longtime Associated Press reporter, The Temple News’ coverage of an on-campus visit from Eleanor Roosevelt in 1962 remains a career highlight. LARRY MARGASAK The Temple News ‘65 After more than 50 years as a journalist, one of my fondest memories remains a news conference that former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt held at the university on April 2, 1962. My story began with her advice that the most important function of colleges and universities is to train students to have self-discipline when they graduate. She later spoke to a capacity audience of 1,900 in Mitten Hall auditorium about the U.S. role in world leadership, but I couldn’t get her comment about self-discipline out of my mind. I began my Temple News story with that advice because I considered it the most important thing she said. But I didn’t fully understand what she meant until I was working for a 24/7 news service, The Associated Press, where journalists sometimes need to control themselves under tremendous deadline pressure and keep their personal views hidden to maintain their neutrality. Pictures in the News on April 3, 1962 bring back wonderful memories of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s widow smiling, moving her hand to her cheek as she spoke and her blue hat. Her appearance at Temple was important enough in the university’s history at the time, but became even more so when she died on Nov 7, 1962. I don’t

know how many appearances she made after that April, but I doubt there were that many. During the news conference, Mrs. Roosevelt spoke of college demonstrations as the “only way young people can register their feelings.” She tempered her support, however, saying, “It may be impossible for someone who is constitutionally charged to meet the desires of the demonstrators, but that does not mean the demonstrations should not take place.” At the time, demonstrations for civil rights had already started and were soon to capture the

attention of the nation. While I had no doubt that Mrs. Roosevelt would have supported the demonstrators, I wondered much later how the widow of a wartime president would have viewed the massive demonstrations against the Vietnam War. Mrs. Roosevelt said a great deal had been accomplished in civil rights by April 1962, but noted that President John F. Kennedy “has the problem of getting legislation through Congress on the one hand and fulfilling his promises on the other.” In fact, the real progress

in civil rights didn’t occur until after Kennedy’s assassination, with passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. At her Mitten Hall address, Mrs. Roosevelt – whose husband was president during World War II – said world leadership was thrust upon the United States after that conflict regardless of whether the country was ready for it. “To some,” she said, this leadership came as an “unwelcome responsibility. These people would have been more comfortable without this task.”

Mrs. Roosevelt spoke at the height of the Cold War, when the nation was locked in a battle for world leadership with the Communist bloc. I wonder how she would view the nation’s role in countries like Syria. In her speech, the former first lady spoke of the excitement of living in a fast-paced age. “Many are not aware of the tremendous changes that have taken place in such a short period of time,” she said. “Failure to realize this makes it that much harder to face up to the challenges and problems we are

confronted with.” Mrs. Roosevelt spoke at a time when there were no personal computers, no cell phones, no tweets or Facebook. If still alive, she still might be telling us about the importance of fast-paced changes. But I doubt that she would say many are not aware of them. Larry Margasak held several editorial positions with The Temple News and graduated in 1965. He retired in February, 2013 after more than 47 years as an Associated Press reporter, mostly in Washington covering Congress

Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt speaks to reporters in 1962, expressed the importance of college demonstrations. |COURTESY LARRY MARGASAK




TTNTimeline “A watchdog for the Temple University community since 1921”

A Nation at War

A Visit from MLK

The Death of a President



1970s Politics


1980s Race Relations


The Faculty Strike 1990


Peter Liacouras’ Retirement 2000

John Chaney’s Retirement

The 2012 Election 2010



Dave Fine, owner of the food truck Schmear It, starts the business with philathropy in mind, not the food. He uses his business to promote charities. PAGE 10

Chestnut Hill will host its own Harry Potter festival on Oct. 18-19, which will include a Quidditch tournament, Harry Potter-themed costumes and food. PAGE 15




Tree House Books sees rise in literacy rates Local nonprofit continues to grow as part of the community. EMILY ROLEN The Temple News


he had braces and kept enormous white headphones on her head, like they were

part of her outfit, meant to accent her hot pink sweatshirt and sneakers. “Right here is different,” she said. The 17-year-old sat in on the last couple of minutes of the Cultural Literacy Workshop at Tree House Books, a nonprofit organization on West Susquehanna Avenue, to pick up her 10-year-old sister. “I tell my sister, I say, ‘You have to come here every

day. You have to learn,’” she said with a smile. Every day after school, the 17-year-old, who wished to remain anonymous, hears about the book her sister newly discovered at Tree House Books, as part of its mission to increase literacy in local elementary schools. “Things around here could change,” the 17-year-old said. “This place helps kids want to go somewhere and go to col-

lege. You’ve got to change this somehow. You have to let them learn.” As the after-school program coordinator at Tree House Books, Lauren Macaluso Popp said some students are graduating high school and are still not literate. “Kids need to learn how to read. It’s fundamental,” Popp said. “It was so hard for me to see someone not know how to read when I first got here. That

just doesn’t make sense to me. Students shouldn’t move on to the next grade if they can’t read.” Last year, Tree House gave out 12,000 free books and 93 percent of its students’ reading levels went up, Popp said. “We haven’t calculated this year’s books yet, but we are predicting it is over 16,000,” she said. Popp said it didn’t take

her long to realize the impact Tree House Books would have on her since her arrival in 2009. The evolution of the programs, workshops and store itself, forced a change in her personally. “When I was a student at Temple, I moved into an apartment on 15th Street with a few friends,” Popp said. “I had been living there for eight months before I ever went into Tree House. It just shows how


YouTube Dave Hause serves slice of Americana Locally shot hosts own Dave Hause films instills the award show addresses Philly pride American dream First-ever YouTube award show scheduled to air online Nov. 3.


ook out, MTV. There’s a new awards show in town. YouTube, the Internet’s biggest video-uploading site, will host its first YouTube Music Awards. T h e event debuts Nov. 3 from Pier 36 in New York City, with actor Jason Schwartzman as Nia Prater host. Spike Play On Jonze, who has directed a plethora of music videos and films such as “Being John Malkovich” and “Where the Wild Things Are,” has signed on as the creative director for the program. Though it’s only in its inaugural year, the YouTube Music Awards have already landed a few high-profile performers. Lady Gaga, Eminem and Arcade Fire are slated to play the show. But the ceremony’s creation


with “Devour.” DAVID ZISSER The Temple News Dave Hause doesn’t consider himself a “reasonable adult.” But, the 35-year-old Philadelphian and singer/songwriter is still living the punk rock dream. Armed with a MUSIC guitar, for years Hause has been fighting adulthood with gusto. Clad in tattoos and a flannel shirt, he doesn’t quite fit the mold of a typical singer/songwriter. However, with influences ranging from punk and heavy metal to Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, he’s not exactly a typical musician. “I’m kind of trying to melt all of that into whatever it is I’m doing,” Hause said. “It’s all there, and I’m just trying to write an honest song.” Hause got his feet wet with perennial Philly hardcore bands The Curse and Paint It Black before moving on to a more rockcentric group, The Loved Ones. Following the release of his first solo full-length, “Resolutions,” Hause’s second offering, en-

titled “Devour,” started to come to fruition. “Devour,” released via Rise Records, is not an album that developed on a straight tangent. The first four or five tracks, Hause said, were originally slated to be the Loved Ones songs. However, stagnancy and a lack of drive on his band mates’ parts to tour caused him to reevaluate the purpose of the new material. “When it felt like it was almost time to get back on the horse with The Loved Ones, they were all a bit ambivalent about touring,” Hause said. “They wanted to record a record, but they weren’t sure how much touring they wanted to do to support it, which was kind of the green light for me to be like, ‘You know, I’m not going to make a record and not tour on it.’ It’s just not the way I’m wired. That was a big sign.” In addition to writing the record solo, Hause was able to incorporate lyrical themes from his personal life. Although Hause said he didn’t approach the writing process any differently, the end result was a record that was distinctly him. Described by Hause as being segmented into thirds, the record first addresses the issue of how his generation got where they were. It then touches up on


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ocation, location, location. In a film or on the TV, the setting and location must be believable. When viewers watch films, they expect to be transported to another time and place. T h e y want to be swept away from reality. It’s a viewer’s expectation to feel Chelsea Colatriano Roll Tape like they are immersed in the world of the story. That’s the point of sitting in the dark box of a theater while watching moving pictures flicker across a screen. Those moving pictures transcend the space the viewer physically sits in. Nothing else matters but this fictional or nonfictional world. But what about when that film the viewer expects to be fictional ends up being shot in their backyard?





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the impact it had on how they are now, before invoking a sense of hope and asking, “Where do we go from here?” Hause presents a brand of folky rock music in a manner akin to songwriters such as Bruce Springsteen. Also present is a palpable amount of Americana-inspired lyrics about the trials and tribulations of being a member of the American working class. So it’s no surprise that this was the type of music that was present in the Hause household. “Those were the luminaries when I was a kid,” Hause said. Born to a religious, working-class Philadelphia family, Hause took no small influence from his surroundings. “It’s a working-class, underdog, rough, gritty town that definitely suffered through the Reagan era,” Hause said. “And I was raised in a religious upbringing and all those things swirled into the person that I am. So all of those things are definitely in there. All those distinctly working-class Philadelphian outlooks are in there.” As a teen, Hause dabbled in

heavy metal and punk music before integrating himself into the city’s underground punk scene. His former band, Paint It Black, is often considered one of the more important hardcore bands to come out of Philadelphia. Today, however, Hause is not so much interested in playing extremely fast or loud. He’s more prone to grab an acoustic guitar or lay down an anthemic rock chorus. “It’s been an organic transition,” Hause said. “If you trace from The Curse to Paint It Black through to The Loved Ones, there’s been a softening of the sound, for sure. But I’m the same person, I go through different things. I don’t find it strange.” However, Hause eventually found something that suited his style. “I felt like the punk rock thing was — the thing I got from it was a lot more based on your approach,” Hause said. “And what I learned as I went on was that there’s more rules involved with that than anything. And it was limiting in terms of being creative, and they were limiting


Dave Hause performs at WXPN’s “Free-at-Noon” concert on Oct. 4.| JACOB COLON TTN in terms of outlook and worldview, too.” “I got frustrated with a little bit of the dogma that was associated with punk rock,” Hause added. “I think it’s more important to be creative and think for yourself than to have someone hand you what you’re supposed to believe in the world. It just doesn’t interest me that much. The punk rock community that I know and love, the local scene here and people who were sup-

portive and creative is terrific. But it’s important to me to be a musician and not a specific kind of musician.” More than anything, Hause said he’s a fan of music. “I like to go to all kinds of shows,” he said. “I love to go to the Academy of Music to watch music. I’m just a fan of music. I don’t really know much about the scene or care much about how it’s delivered as long as it’s done with integrity and dignity.

To me, I’ll watch a show in a church basement, or I’ll watch a show in a record store or I’ll watch a show in a subway. I don’t really care about any of that stuff. It’s the spirit in which you do it.” David Zisser can be reached at zisserd@temple.edu.

Blog documents Philadelphia’s fashion sense Brittiny Stewart runs Fashion of Philly. CHELSEA FINN The Temple News Keeping track of Philly’s fashion by blog and two online

magazines in only one part of Brittiny Stewart’s busy life. Stewart, from Willingboro, N.J., launched her own fashion blog after deciding she wanted to pursue a career in the fashion industry while having creative control – hence, Fashion of Philly’s creation in November

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2010. Stewart said she envisioned Fashion of Philly to be an online space where she could share beauty and style tips, fashion trends and fashion-related events happening in and around Philadelphia. “I always wanted to be involved in fashion,” Stewart said. “When I was younger, I remember my mom having subscriptions to W and Vogue. I would gaze at them and get so excited over what I saw. Back then, the Style Network was really about style. They used to show runway shows, designer collections and interviews with the designers. I would watch it whenever I could.” Stewart graduated from the Art Institute with a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising. Stewart said she started Fashion of Philly while looking for a full-time job. “I started researching fashion-related topics in Philadelphia and I noticed that there was a lot going on, but there weren’t many websites to inform you about events beforehand,” she said. “Most media outlets were sharing the events with the public after they happened. I wanted to make people aware of fashion-related events be-

fore they happened to let people know that you don’t have to be in New York City or Los Angeles just to go to a fashion event.” Stewart’s love for fashion extends into her working life. She creates online magazine layouts and runs three online shops, along with being a freelance stylist and event coordinator. Stewart runs websites Jewel of Philly and Chic Appeal, and is a part of Chloe and Isabel, an online jewelry shop that Stewart said “is similar to Avon, but more [advanced] technologically.” Stewart also got the opportunity to be on “Celebrity Corner” with Dorthy Cascerceri, modeling Kate Hudson’s line for Ann Taylor. Stewart has also modeled for the Preakness at the Piazza on “Eye Opener Philly” on PHL 17, as well. She has been featured on “Simon Fashion Now” with fellow bloggers Jessie Holeva and Ian Crumm, modeling Guess for the King of Prussia Mall. She’s modeled for an Old Navy back-to-school segment on CBS 3, too. Outside the Philadelphia scene, Stewart has been invited to New York’s Fashion Week twice.

Another recent achievement included hosting shopping events at big-name places such as Saks Fifth Avenue. On Nov. 7, Stewart will be hosting a shopping event at Dynamite in the King of Prussia Mall. Stewart said Fashion of Philly has even brought her new friendships. By bonding with other fashion bloggers, she has grown close to local blogger and Temple graduate Alice Chan of Dalabooh. Stewart brings fashion bloggers together by being a community director of Philly Blog Love, a community blogging base. When talking to other girls about finding their own sense of personal style, Stewart said it can’t be taken too seriously. “Have fun. Be yourself. Find out what works for you and your body type,” she said. “The great thing about fashion is it’s a way to express how you feel. It’s fun to look at fashion magazines, blogs or television shows for inspiration, but you shouldn’t feel like you have to be an exact replica of what you see.”

Cinematic post-rock masterminds God Speed! You Black Emperor is once again hitting the road. Not for those with a limited attention span, GY!BE delivers its sound clip-heavy, atmospheric brand of music in 20-minute doses. Touring alongside the band will be tattoo artist, former Lungfish frontman and all around occult journeyman Daniel Higgs.


Following in the tradition of other lead-heavy, sing-along-inducing pop-punk groups, such as Latterman and the now defunct Spraynard, is RVIVR. Featuring dueling boy-girl vocals and a heaping portion of guitar solos, RVIVR has an affinity for cranking out hooks worthy of screaming yourself hoarse to. The fourpiece is touring in support of its latest release, entitled “The Beauty Between.”


The Satan-hailing, Americana-infused, devilishly catchy King Dude is releasing a series of 7-inches on his new label, Not Just Religious Music. The first of which is entitled “Born in Blood” and features rerecorded versions of King Dude deep cuts “Born in Blood” and “Spiders in Her Hair.” The Luciferian blues singer/songwriter has a series of East Coast and European shows booked in support of the project. Joining him at his Philly Chelsea Finn can be reached at gig at Boot & Saddle is Harm chelsea.finn@temple.edu. Wülf, the acoustic side project of Blacklisted frontman George Hirsch. – David Zisser

Schmear It offers customizable cream cheese Dave Fine creates a food truck that also helps nonprofit organizations. SARAE GDOVIN The Temple News Schmear It mixes cream cheese and philanthropy into one flavor. Dave Fine, owner of the food truck, didn’t intend to center a new business FOOD around food. Without a culinary background, he also didn’t plan to cook, yet he eventually chose to open a truck centered on bagels and customizable cream cheese. “I wanted to do something to combine social impact and food,” Fine said. “A food truck was the easiest way to create an experiment like this.” The idea of a starting a company with social impact stemmed from Fine’s entrepreneurial fellowship from Tribe 12. This past year, during Fine’s time as a fellow, he started to put together the idea of Schmear It. To incorporate social impact

into the business, the truck partners with a variety of nonprofit organizations to promote their causes. The featured cause receives a portion of the profits from the truck. “The partnership with Tribe 12 after graduating from the Fellowship includes continued networking, grant opportunities, further educational classes and mentoring,” Fine said. “Given Schmear It’s business model, I am also partnering with Tribe 12 to feature it as a featured cause on the truck. Tribe 12 offers an extensive and endlessly supportive community of which I’m fortunate to be a part [of].” Schmear It is currently promoting Monster Milers, an organization that pairs runners with homeless dogs to serve as exercise companions. Although part of the business is focused on social good, there is still the large task of running the truck itself. Fine said his day can start as early as 5 a.m. and keeps him busy well into the evening. A typical day includes everything from preparing the truck, serving customers, restocking, cleaning, shopping

and preparing it all again for the next day. However, since Fine did not come from a culinary background, he didn’t originally plan to participate in the cooking for his truck. Although the bagels come from South Street Bagels, he creates original recipes with cream cheese. Instead of mixing premade flavors, the cream cheese is made to order, with toppings mixed together. “This was my creative take on something simple,” Fine said. Fine has created a few recipes for the cream cheese combinations but also allows customers to mix and match for their own creations. There is a variety of bagels and spreads to choose from, including vegetarian and vegan options. Some of his signature combinations include the “Loxsmith,” with cream cheese, chopped lox, scallions, tomatoes and cucumbers, and the “Stuffed French Toast,” with cream cheese, strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, cinnamon and maple syrup on a French toast bagel. For a different spin on cream cheese flavors, customers

can opt for the “Flaming Islander,” a sweet and spicy combination of cream cheese, mango and sriracha sauce. “I wanted to make it fun, put a spin on it,” Fine said. “Plenty of places have premade cream cheese, but this is fresher and more customizable.” Even his truck wasn’t found in a typical fashion. After searching for what he needed in a truck, he found what he was looking for – on eBay. He said it was his first and only purchase from the auction site. He then worked with Executive Auto Salon to turn the truck into what it is now. “It was definitely a scary move, but one that seems to have paid off,” Fine said. “It was one of my first learning experiences that sometimes you have to just take the dive.” Sarae Gdovin can be reached at sarae.gdovin@temple.edu.

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Nonprofit provides education, sense of community oblivious I was, even living on tance of that. the other side of Susquehanna, Roberson, who is engaged to my environment. I was in my to Reid, said they were both tryown little bubble.” ing to get a grant for their proFrom then on, Popp, along grams in Philadelphia when she with Program Director Michael met him. Reid, enhanced the programs “We wanted our programs and how workshops would help to collaborate, but that didn’t students. work. We ended up dating inTree House stead,” she Books opened in said, laugh2004 and started its ing. after-school homeP o p p work assistance in said Reid of2006. Since then, ten tells the besides focusing students that on fundamentals it doesn’t of literacy, it has matter what branched out into Naomi Roberson / Tree House you do, as VIP long as you career exploration and overall develdo it wholeopment for students. heartedly. “Reading and literacy is “It does not matter what freedom,” Naomi Roberson, a you do – if you’re a garbage VIP who has helped with the man, a fire fighter, a doctor, a Cultural Literacy Workshop, lawyer, whatever. You just need said. to be the best at it,” Popp said. Every Tuesday, Tree House “That is such a [Reid] thing to features a VIP, or a successful say, but we’ve all come to say African American profession- it now.” al, who talks to the kids about Popp said that without her the importance of reading and job at Tree House, she does not where their skills can take them think her life would have purprofessionally. pose. “For kids in the neighbor“Now I know that when I hood, reading is an escape,” save up enough money, I want Roberson said. “It sets them to go to graduate school to be a free.” reading specialist,” Popp said. As an employee at the “I love sharing with the kids Smith Memorial Playground, that I didn’t know what I wanted Roberson said she recognizes to do with my life until I worked the need for children to play. for free.” She works with adults in an At 2:45 p.m. each weekday, effort to emphasize the impor- Popp and the volunteers begin

“For kids in the neighborhood, reading is an escape. It sets them free.


setting up for the program. After the floors are swept, Reid and Popp debate whether a semicircle is the best for snack time while orange bins containing federally-funded snacks and milk are taken out of the fridge. Many of the students come from Duckrey School, a public school near Tree House Books. “I really respect and love being around teachers there,” Popp said. “We work together.” The recent Philadelphia school closings forced many students into switching schools, affecting which students would be able to attend Tree House programs. “Many families got the tradition of attending the same school for generations taken away from them,” Popp said. “Tree House is becoming that tradition for many families now.” A parent of a student forced to switch schools said she sends her son to Tree House Books after school because of its proximity to Duckrey. “It’s much closer to school now, and it looks like it is going to be really beneficial for us,” she said. By 3:15 p.m., Hannah Montana backpacks, fluffy pink vests, baby blue barrettes and requests for “pink milk” all arrive. By 3:30 p.m., the students delve into 20 minutes of silent reading. “For the kids, they are reading 20 minutes a day that they

Tree House Books prides itself in increasing literacy rates with its after-school programs that focus on reading. | ABI REIMOLD TTN wouldn’t ordinarily have,” Popp said. “I think Tree House is a great source for books for adults in this area too, and sometimes the only source,” Popp said. “Twenty-third and Cecil B. Moore is the closest library for people in these neighborhoods, and they have weird hours. We are just accessible.” Zac Yelson, a senior education major, is going on his third year of volunteering at Tree House.

“I’ve learned how to interact with people from different backgrounds,” Yelson said. “I like when the kids don’t look to us as authority figures, because we tell them what to do. We’re not though – we are here to help them. We just get to help them realize that they’re smart.” As a veteran to the program, Yelson said in the past it has been most rewarding to know that he is helping kids in environments that sometimes aren’t the most conducive to

learning. “I was trying to connect with this one kid the first day I was here, and he just didn’t trust me,” Yelson said. “I don’t know how it happened, but at the end of the day he asked me to walk him home, which was his way of saying, ‘We’re cool.’ It felt so good. After that, I knew I wanted to keep coming back.” Emily Rolen can be reached at emily.rolen@temple.edu.

YouTube plans award show to air online Nov. 3 brings up a question: Do we really need another awards show? It seems that YouTube is trying to differentiate itself from previously existing programs like the Grammys and the MTV Video Music Awards. For instance, the show will stream live on its website when it premieres, rather than airing on TV. Also, the show is reportedly only supposed to be 90 minutes long with less than 10 award categories, tackling two of the biggest complaints regarding


award shows. The small number of categories will be voted on by YouTube users starting Oct. 17, which could be a positive or negative thing. On one hand, winners will be chosen by the people rather than by members of some faceless organization. However, there’s always the chance that it could turn into a popularity contest like the People’s Choice Awards. In an attempt to keep the results honest, YouTube said users are limited


to one vote per day for each category. Of course, all these differences and creative attempts would mean nothing if no one tuned in. “My roommate and I definitely would because we love watching ridiculous YouTube videos,” Hillari Shimp, a junior criminal justice major, said. YouTube was already ahead of the curve before this awards show, having demonstrated its streaming prowess

for the past few years by hosting streams of music festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella and Made in America. Its ideal audience is most likely young, or at the very least, Internet-savvy. Being one of the highest-visited websites on the Internet is certainly one way to draw in this particular demographic. Another thing YouTube has going for it is that it’s an international website. Even though the ceremony takes place in the United States, it can draw in

viewers from markets across the world. This will prevent people from having to use unlicensed online streams like some do for the Oscars or the Emmys simply because they’re not in a country that airs it. All a person needs is access to a working computer and Internet access. Despite the big names that will be headliners, YouTube will use its show as an attempt to showcase some of its own talent. Violinist Lindsey Stirling, whose YouTube channel has

more than 3 million subscribers, will be performing as well. In addition, music collective CDZA will be on hand. It is far too early to predict how YouTube’s new venture will do, but it should expect some viewers. People will at least want to know what the YouTube Music Award statue looks like. Nia Prater can be reached at nia.prater@temple.edu.

Making film history in Philly Locations in Philadelphia are featured in lots of films. When one is confronted with his or her own city in a fictional movie, it can be a bit jarring. The viewer has to reconcile their own experiences in that space with the film’s story. This becomes especially different when watching “12 Monkeys,” directed by Terry Gilliam, the same man who directed “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” This sci-fi movie from 1995 was primarily filmed in Philadelphia and has a lot of landmarks that most natives and Temple students would recognize. The film, starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, features a post-apocalyptic world in which a virus kills five billion people. Willis’ character travels back in time to 1990 in order to find out more about the virus and potentially change the course of the future. The film was highly regarded and nominated for two Oscars. One of the film’s opening shots features Willis walking through a desolate, postapocalyptic Philadelphia. It is haunting to watch Willis walk through City Hall in some sort of crazy space suit-type contraption. It’s the same City Hall that many Temple students walk through, except this City Hall is covered in snow, debris and is completely abandoned. To see such a prominent spot in Philadelphia onscreen can be jarring to a viewer who lives in the city and regularly passes by the places shown in the film. The film takes on a more personal significance to the viewer. Instead of trans-


porting the viewer to a foreign place, they are taken to a place they know and experience in a different context. Another local landmark featured is Eastern State Penitentiary. Makes sense to feature one of the most haunted places in the country in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, right? Gilliam used Eastern State Penitentiary as an asylum for the film. The dilapidated and chilling atmosphere contributes to Pitt’s wild character, who is confined in the asylum. Eastern State Penitentiary already reeks of despair, so the location takes on the role of a character in the asylum scenes. Another mainstream film that gathered attention for filming in Philadelphia is “Silver Linings Playbook,” for which Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar for best actress. Philadelphia becomes a character in the film. Many scenes focus on the city, from Robert De Niro’s character’s obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles to when Bradley Cooper’s character goes to an Eagles game. The key scene when Lawrence and Cooper’s characters finally confess their love for one another takes place on Jeweler’s Row, where they embrace in the midst of hectic city life. Upper Darby residents may

recognize the Llanerch Diner, where Cooper’s character orders Raisin Bran to prove he is not on a date with Lawrence’s character – because who orders Raisin Bran on a date? The setting reflects the character’s emotions and development. Imagine if “12 Monkeys” didn’t show real Philadelphia landmarks. It may not strike as much of an emotional chord if it didn’t feature real places that were destroyed by a fictional apocalypse. What if “Silver Linings Playbook” wasn’t set in Philadelphia? So much of the characters’ inner life would be lost. That’s why these films in particular are special to many Philadelphia natives. The films represent their home. When a Philadelphian sees a desolate City Hall or a romantic scene on Jeweler’s Row in a film, the response is from a more personal level. The possibilities are endless for filmmakers in Philadelphia. Los Angeles doesn’t have anything on us.

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transporting the viewer to a foreign place, they are taken to a place they know and experience in a different context.

Chelsea Colantriano can be reached at chelsea.colatriano@ temple.edu.











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The Philadelphia Film Society is having its 22nd annual film festival from Oct. 17-27. This event is hosted by the Philadelphia Film Society, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to bring together the community through film. The Philadelphia Film Festival is its biggest event of the year. It is the stepping-stone that allows the society to interact with the Philadelphia community. “[The Philadelphia Film Society] has been expanded to a year-round membership-based organization, which holds various film events throughout the year,” Parinda Patel, the event’s managing director, said. The PFF is one of the longest-running film fests in the city. It showcases more than 50 filmmakers and 100 films throughout the event’s 10 days. According to its website, “the festival aims to promote domestic and international films that might not otherwise be seen in Philadelphia.” Along with film viewings, the fest will give out awards for each of its featured genres. These awards include the Amtrak Audience Award, the Archie Award for best narrative feature by a first-time director and the Sharon Pinkenson Award for best local feature, among others. Special guests will be making an appearance at a selection of these ceremonies, including actress Kerry Biché, who will be at the Rising Star Award Ceremony on Oct. 19, and actor Bruce Dern, who will be at the Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony the same day. “The festival prides itself on its diverse program,” Patel said. “Throughout the 11 days, you can find anything from Hollywood blockbusters to midnight screenings of genrethrillers to foreign and American independents.” .

PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA’S FREE COLLEGE CONCERT OCT. 15 / THE KIMMEL CENTER / FREE The Philadelphia Orchestra is performing at the Kimmel Center on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. Admission is free for all college students. Following the performance will be an after-party in the lobby with more live music and free food. Students should reserve tickets online.

PENNSYLVANIA BALLET FREE PERFORMANCE OCT. 20 / ACADEMY OF MUSIC / FREE The Pennsylvania Ballet is putting on a free show. It will be showcasing the best dances taken from past works and putting them together in a matinée at 3 p.m. The performance will be a part of a film featured on PBS.

SURVIVAL LESSONS WITH ALICE HOFFMAN OCT. 21 / THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA, CENTRAL LIBRARY / FREE Alice Hoffman will be speaking about her latest and first nonfiction book. She is an author, feminist and breast cancer survivor. Her books have been featured in the Oprah Book Club and adapted as films, such as “Practical Magic,” “Aquamarine,” and “The River King.” Show up at 7:30 p.m. and join her as she discusses seeking positivity in times of tragedy.

–Danielle Hagerty




Beginning on Oct.18, Philly will have a drive-in movie theater at Eakins Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for five weeks. The two movies playing on the first day will be “King Kong vs. Godzilla” and “Pacific Rim.” The event will start at 7:30 p.m. Drivers must pay for parking, but those who arrive by bike or foot can enjoy the movie for free. There will be food trucks onsite and the Philly Roller Girls will serve food while on their rollerblades. Movie tickets can be purchased at theawesomefest.com. Oct. 25 will feature “Grease” and “The Blob.” Nov.1, Nov. 8 and Nov. 22 will also have some old-school features. —Sinead Cummings


Chestnut Hill will turn into Hogsmeade, inspired by Hogswart, for its Harry Potter Festival on Oct. 18-19. There will be authentic Harry Potter themed foods, including butterbeer, a Harry Potter-themed pub crawl and a Quidditch tournament. | ALEX UDOWENKO TTN

Harry Potter in Chestnut Hill Chestnut Hill will turn into Hogsmeade this upcoming weekend. SINEAD CUMMINGS The Temple News It has been six years since the last Harry Potter book, “ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” was released. For those who grew up with the wizard, BAR/NIGHTLIFE Potter nostalgia is still alive. “The stories we love best do live in us forever,” series author JK Rowling said at the “Harry Poter and Deathly Hallows: Part 2” London movie premiere in 2011. “So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” Chestnut Hill, a neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia, will create a Hogsmeade of its own. On Oct. 18 and 19, the Harry Potter Festival will transform 10 blocks along Germantown Avenue into the magical village. This will be the third annual festival, which will include a themed pub crawl, appearances by Dumbledore, Voldemort and Harry Potter,as well as a Quidditch tournament. “People are coming from all

over, even driving in from Boston for this event,” Peggy Miller, a member of the Chestnut Hill Business Association, said. “[Chestnut Hill Business Association] started [the festival] when Chestnut Hill College’s Quidditch tournament became so popular. We thought, ‘We’ll become Hogsmeade.’” Chestnut Hill College is up the street from the main shopping area of Chestnut Hill, situated much like Hogwarts is to Hogsmeade. “We thought it would just be a fun little thing, but the first year we were overwhelmed with people dressing up in costumes, and we realized this is something people really like,” Miller said. The reach of Harry Potter fans has led to an Orlando, Fla. theme park, a Warner Bros. London studio tour of movie props and sets, a study of the books in some college curriculums and the “Harry Potter Weekend” on ABC Family. “I went to the midnight releases of the movies, I’ve reread all the books maybe four times,” Lauren Frabizzio, a Temple senior, said about the appeal of Harry Potter. “When the movies come on TV, me and my roommates always watch them. It’s something we grew up with and will always love.” The festival will start at 5:30 p.m. with a pep rally for the Quid-

ditch tournament that will take place the next day. A “Thestral,” which is a winged horse that makes an appearance in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” will be onsite, along with members from the Mask and Foil Drama Club of Chestnut Hill College dressed as the characters. Costumes featuring lightning bolt scars, wands, robes, gray beads, pointy witch hats, round glasses or Hogwarts house colors are all encouraged. At 7 p.m., there will be a Harry Potter Pub Crawl with seven local pub participants. In order to transform the area into Hogsmeade, each of the participating businesses will have name changes that reflect the Harry Potter theme. The bars in the pub crawl will be changed to: Hog’s Head Tavern, the Leaky Cauldron, the Great Hall, the Three Broomsticks, Hogsmeade Grill, the Burrow and the Port Key. “Iron Hill Brewery, which will be called the Great Hall, is releasing a new beer on Friday called ‘Dumbledore’s Double,’” Miller said. “Most of the bars will be doing specials like that with the theme, coming up with their own potions and brews.” Butterbeer, which is nonalcoholic, will be available throughout the weekend at various locations along the 10 blocks.

Other participating businesses in Chestnut Hill will take on a Potter persona as well and switch to names like Madame Puddifoot’s and Honey Dukes Sweetshop. Free transportation will be provided on the newly named Night Bus along Germantown Avenue. A free shuttle service from the main shopping area will also be provided to Chestnut Hill College on Oct. 19 when the Quidditch tournament will take place. The competition, which is the fourth annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament, will begin at 10 a.m. and finish at 6 p.m. Eight teams will be participating. Temple does not have a team, but other schools such as Kutztown and Penn State will be competing. There will also be a free Harry Potter conference on Oct. 18 at Chestnut Hill College from 3-5 p.m. for a scholarly discussion on JK Rowling’s series. “I’m glad people are still discussing and enjoying Harry Potter,” Frabizzio said. “I was so sad when it all ended because I wasn’t ready to let go of the books or movies. People still crave the magic JK Rowling created.” Sinead Cummings can be reached at sinead.cummings@temple.edu.

Artists’ House under new management Tony Morinelli, the new owner of the gallery, carries on in the same direction. ALBERT HONG The Temple News Having had his art on display before at Artists’ House Gallery, Tony Morinelli knew he couldn’t forget about the space. That is why he chose to become the new owner and director of the art gallery. With former owner Lorraine Riesenbach’s retirement from directing the gallery, Morinelli showed interest in taking over and Riesenbach agreed. The Artists’ House is located at 57 N. 2nd St. and had its grand opening under new ownership on Oct. 4. Since Morinelli had never directed a gallery before, Riesenbach was there to help on the first day. Riesenbach said there is anoth-

er reason as to why she started the gallery in 1991 than just to make a profit. “The Artists’ House was created 22 years ago for the purpose of helping young artists get started,” Riesenbach said. “It’s really hard for artists to get into the art world because there are so many good art schools in Philadelphia, and there are good artists coming out every day.” For new artists, Riesenbach said she would advise them to keep their prices low so that potential buyers would be more encouraged to buy their pieces. “It would help the collectors and it would help the artists,” Riesenbach said. “It would create a particular niche in the art market.” With someone new taking over, there may have been some worry as to what Artists’ House may become. To Riesenbach’s pleasure, Morinelli said he has no intention of changing anything. “If I can continue this gallery as


it has been, I would be very happy,” Morinelli said. “Not in the bad sense of being conservative, but of maintaining quality.” For Morinelli, art has always been a part of his life. He studied painting in Paris and Florence, Italy and is teaching an art class at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He now teaches only part-time because of his new responsibility at Artists’ House. Morinelli’s doctorate is in medieval French literature from Bryn Mawr College, which contributes to his other main interest, writing. He has written a number of plays that have been translated and performed in places like Egypt, Germany and Ireland. Kathy Hayden, one of the artists who had work displayed in the opening exhibition, said she appreciated Morinelli’s dedication to Artists’ House. “He seems to be very enthusiastic and wanting to keep it like it was,

which is nice,” Hayden said. Morinelli said he understands the impact the gallery has for the art community. To have artwork shown at Artists’ House, artists simply have to submit a piece to Morinelli for evaluation. “If I like it, I invite them to come and bring the actual work and we can look at it together, and then we decide,” Morinelli said. For collectors, Morinelli said the gallery aims for affordable prices, especially considering that all of the artworks are original. It’s clear that Morinelli wishes to continue much of what the Artists’ House’s mission was back in 1991. “That’s what Artists’ House was all about – having something that could be reasonably priced and affordable but of good quality,” Morinelli said.

What people PHILLY BAKERY GETS NATIONAL RECOGNITION are talking @KYWNewsradio tweeted on Oct. 11 that Beiler’s Bakery, a shop in Reading Terminal Market, has been named “One of Ameriabout in ca’s 20 Best Dessert Spots” by Fodor’s Travel Guide. A staple within Philly – the market for the last 27 years, the stall bakes each food item daily. from news and store openings, to music events and restaurant openings. FISHTOWN, OLD CITY FEATURED IN NEW YORK TIMES @uwishunu tweeted on Oct. 11 that the New York Times gave For breaking news and daily upnod to both Philadelphia neighborhoods Old City and Fishtown in dates, follow The Temple News on recent features stories, recognizing Fishtown as a “creative renaisTwitter @TheTempleNews. sance” with its old and new sense of culture with new store openings and art galleries.

Albert Hong can be reached at albert.hong@temple.edu.

Metropolitan Café has been a popular spot for baked goods in Center City for 20 years. Along with pastries and breads, the business sells various cheeses from small farms across the U.S. To help customers learn more about cheese and what to pair it with, the café will have workshops led by author and food blogger Tenaya Darlington, who recently wrote a guide to cheese pairings in Di Bruno Brothers’ new book, “House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes and Pairings.” Darlington’s Traveling Cheese School will host its final class on Oct. 21 from 7-9 p.m. and will feature cheese from Birchrun Hills and a chat with cheesemaker Sue Miller. – Sarae Gdovin


The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is taking a step in a new direction this fall by introducing artwork from pop-art artist KAWS. Based in Brooklyn, N.Y., KAWS had an installation of his art put into 30th Street Station last spring. Now, his work can be seen at PAFA. As visitors enter the building, there will stand a 9-foot original sculpture by the artist. The sculpture is titled “Born to Blend.” There will be more than 60 paintings and sculptures on display. The exhibition, which was made specifically for PAFA, will be at the Historic Landmark Building until Jan. 5, 2014. –Chelsea Finn


POST, or Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, returns with a free tour of Philly’s art scene on Oct 19-20. The self-guided tours run from noon to 6 p.m. and include insight into Center City, Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Germantown, East Falls, Francisville, West Philly, Manyunk, Fairmount and more. Over 300 art galleries are participating in the tours. Guided tours are also available on Oct. 20 from 1-5:30 p.m. which will cost $40. The guided tour will start at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists are 237 S. 18th St. Reservations are required for the guided tours and can be made at 215-546-7775. POST’s website calls itself “the largest tour of artist studios and creative workspaces in the region and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country.” – Patricia Madej

ANOTHER BREWERY COMES TO PA Pennsylvania is quickly becoming a central part of the beer brewing industry. With over 100 breweries in state, including the iconic Yuengling, it’s no surprise that 30 of them located in Southeastern Pa. This fall, another is slated to open in Pipersville, Pa. Bucks County Brewery, the brainchild of home brewer Andrew Knechel, how has launched Kickstarter campaign to help finance some equipment for their new operation. The incentives they’re offering are pretty common for the most part – private tours, T-shirts, special shout-outs, etc. But for a $1,500 or more pledge, donaters have the ability to create and name their own beer. Bucks County Brewery plans on having a mixture of year-round and seasonal beers ranging from pale ales to porters, in addition to an apple and cantaloupe beer. It also will create its drafts in a ‘green’ fashion, being mindful of its carbon footprint and the ingredients of its brews. – Samantha Tighe

FRINGEARTS OPEN @NewsworksWHYY tweeted on Oct 9 that the FringeArts building, located on Race Street and Columbus Boulevard, had its soft opening on Friday. The non-traditional theater and art space was scheduled to open during the Fringe Festival, but experienced construction delays. The final opening will take place in January once the construction of the restaurant and outdoor area has been completed.

PENN’S LANDING EXPANDS @penns_landing tweeted on Oct. 12 that there will be a public meeting on Oct. 15 at Festival Pier at 7 p.m. to discuss the “new Penn’s Landing” which includes construction of a new park connecting Chestnut, Walnut and Front streets. Online registration is required to attend the event.





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romotional codes, eye and that I also think is cute. which give discounts TTN: Where did you get to online shoppers, can your outfit from? be very advantageous. CP: My leggings are from They can H&M, my jacket is from my be used cousin and my shirt is also from to get free H&M. I bought my shoes online shipping or at GoJane.com. gain a cerTTN: Are you excited for tain deduc- any trends this upcoming fall? tion off of CP: I’m excited to start a total pur- wearing scarves and jackets and chase. to start layering. Maura Lieberman FreshTTN: Where do you Street Style man unde- get your fashion inspiration clared major Christina Phan said from? she isn’t afraid of overspending CP: I mostly just shop onwhen she line and buy things shops online that I personally for cool and see and like, such comfortable as these shoes I’m clothing for currently wearing. I the fall. She don’t get a lot of my talked with inspiration from any The Temple blogs or magazines. I Christina Phan /Freshman News to just buy what I like. discuss her TTN: Do you success durhave any advice for ing online shopping sessions college students on a budget? in which she used promotional CP: Students should go oncodes. line and use promo codes. When Armed with the ability to you go online, you can type in get good deals in and out of the the store you are interested in physical store, she is able to buying items from and add on maintain her eye-catching fash- the word “promo code” to find ion palate. I spotted her great some great deals. I search on shoes from the other side of the Google and see which deals I Bell Tower, even without my can get. contacts in. Maura Lieberman can be THE TEMPLE NEWS: reached at How would you describe your maura.lieberman@temple.edu. overall style? CHRISTINA PHAN: I wear anything that catches my

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A juried selection of the best student choreography of the season Showtimes: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM In Conwell Dance Theater 5th floor of Conwell Hall 1801 N. Broad Street Tickets: Temple Students get in for only $5.00 - Non-Temple students and senior citizens: $15.00 - Temple Employees and DancePass Patrons: $10.00

For on-campus ticket sales go to the Liacouras Center Box Office, Open Monday-Friday 10-4 Or at the door 30 minutes before each show Photo Credit: Bill Hebert

Christina Phan said her style is her own and not inspired by any fashion blogs. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN




Hidden chemicals a danger Forstater recommends students always read the ingredient label.


MCPB chose B.o.B for this year’s homecoming performer. Harsh Patel (left), Jake Himes and John Hardie, among other students, shared their thoughts. | SASH SCHAEFFER TTN

Mixed reviews for B.o.B B.O.B PAGE 7 “out of date.” Fellow freshman and biology major Elizabeth Mammen agreed. “It would have been nice to have someone more wellknown,” Mammen said. The Homecoming concert is organized and run by Temple’s Main Campus Program Board. When choosing B.o.B and Far East Movement to play, executive board member Dion Lawson said the board considered factors like artist availability and cost. Members said their biggest concern was picking someone everyone would like. “We wanted to reach out to a diverse group of students, and we wanted an artist who branched out across genres,” Lawson said. “Of course we wanted major people, like Beyoncé, but realistically that just couldn’t happen.” “He’s irrelevant,” junior finance major Sarika Manavalan said when asked about B.o.B. “I’m going to the Drake concert on the same night.” She was not alone when it came to people being unhappy with the musical act. Despite the MCPB’s efforts, some students said they find the hip hop genre unappealing. “I prefer DJ music,” fresh-

man university studies major Derek Jaffe said. Freshman psychology major John Hardie said he liked older music and therefore wasn’t surprised and can’t complain that he wasn’t a fan of who was chosen to play. There were even a few students, like freshman film major Matt Keim, who said they have no clue who B.o.B is. Sophomore theater major Kimie Muroya was unsure whether B.o.B was a group or an artist. “I honestly don’t know who they are,” Muroya said. “And $20 seems like a lot for broke college students.” Ticket price is a major concern for some students who are contemplating going to the concert. Freshman music therapy major Alyssa Milman said she’d heard of B.o.B but didn’t listen to him enough to pay. Freshman biology major Harsh Patel hesitated when asked if he was going to attend the concert, but decided not to attend after discovering the price. His roommate, freshman chemistry major Jake Himes, said, “$20? I thought it was free.” One student, sophomore advertising major Thalia Simpson, considered the entire stu-

dent population in her response. Even though she said she doesn’t love B.o.B, Simpson said she thinks “a lot of other people will like him.” Some students said they enjoy B.o.B’s music but don’t consider themselves big fans. Those who planned to go to the concert said they were more interested in the social aspect of the event than the music. “I like B.o.B, but [he’s] not my favorite,” junior advertising major Kyra Hierl said. Freshman biochemistry major Tim Schisselbauer also said he liked B.o.B but was expecting someone more famous. Julius Shepard-Morgan, a sophomore media studies and production major, was similarly apathetic. He said he was going to the concert, but when asked if he was a fan of B.o.B, he merely shrugged and said “somewhat.” Out of the 20 students who were asked, only four said they planned on going. Even with his reservations about the price, Himes had a more positive outlook than most. “Regardless of who it is, a concert with all your friends is going to be fun,” Himes said. Jamie Schoshinski can be reached at jamie.shoshinski@temple.edu.

he Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released an ad that claimed the industry has tested only 11 percent of the 10,500 ingredients in personal care products. That’s not a comforting statistic for anyone who conforms to society’s Toby Forstater h y g i e n e Green Living standards. A c cording to “Story of Cosmetics” by Annie Leonard, “The average woman uses 12 personal care products and the average man uses six, each with about a dozen or more chemicals and less than 20 percent have been assessed for safety by the industry safety panel.” Many products commonly used by consumers have chemicals, like phthalates, which enhance fluidity or “spreadability,” yet induce both reproductive and developmental problems. Some also act as endocrine disruptors, which impacts proper secretion of hormones into the blood. Petroleum-based 1,4-dioxane, one chemical found in personal care products, is carcinogenic. Carcinogens are chemicals that are particularly cancerous and occur as a byproduct of chemical ingredients in the manufacturing processes. For example, when sodium lauryl sulfate is converted to sodium laureth sulfate, which is linked to infertility, 1,4-dioxane is found, too. It’s found in shampoos, bubble baths and body washes – everyday items that I, for one, generally don’t think twice about using. Considering the list of potential health threats for so many seemingly harmless products, it’s hard to know if the general populous is really better off than the aristocratic women who painted their faces with lead paint in the 18th century. Eye shadow contains polyethylene, which can result in neurological damage; shampoo contains sodium lauryl, which can cause infertility; polymenthyl is linked to cancer; and deodorant has aluminum zirconium, a hormone disruptor. The majority of the chemicals in products like these have not been tested. The Food and

Drug Administration, which does not regulate cosmetics, has only banned eight of those chemicals. Skin is strong enough to overcome diamond-sharpened razors, but it easily bruises and cuts. But is skin thick enough to fend off this extra chemical exposure? Several months ago USA Today reported that 99 percent of apples had chemicals that seeped through pores into flesh, the remaining 1 percent being organic apples. However, we can’t necessarily compare apples to humans. Chemically, absorption can happen in three ways: by weaving around cell exteriors called intercellular lipid pathways, through cells directly with transcellular permeation and lastly around appendages like hair, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So no matter where you apply a product, it can be absorbed into your body. One example of chemicals finding appendage paths next to hair follicles are our shampoos, conditioners and hair relaxers. Several chemicals, most notably the phthalates mentioned earlier, have been studied for links to reproductive defects. There’s also the question of what we inhale, which can be equally toxic. According to the American Lung Association, some cleaning products like air fresheners can react with high levels of ozone to form formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Chronic respiratory problems, allergic reactions and headaches are associated with inhaling harmful chemicals, and past studies show links between chemicals in cleaning products and asthma, as detailed by the California Air Resources Board in 2005’s “Report to the California Legislature: Indoor Air Pollution in California.” Most of us have heard the warning to never mix bleach and ammonia – which create a potentially lethal gas when combined– but sometimes even products labeled “green” are not as safe as we expect them to be. Reading the ingredient label, where we can keep an eye out for volatile organic compounds, known as VOCs, along with “fragrances” and ingredients listed as flammable, could make all the difference. In 2003, Ralph Nader released a report called the “Dirty Dozen.” In the report, it was found that talcum powder, also known as baby powder, is carcinogenic and a risk factor for

ovarian cancer. Sometimes I feel like everyday items might be poisoning me. It seems we should also avoid Crest’s tartar control toothpaste, Alberto VO5 conditioner, Clairol Nice ‘n Easy permanent hair coloring, Lysol disinfectant spray, Ortho Weed-B-Gon lawn weed killer and more. All of these products can lead to cancer. As WebMD reported, the rate of cancer diagnoses is expected to rise by more than 75 percent by 2030. We are able to take matters into our own hands with cleaning by using alternative supplies. Baking soda can make an effective scrubbing product for grimy cleaning, and a mixture of vinegar and water acts as a glass cleaner. It might not smell as clean as Windex, but it seems worth it for the sake of longterm health. I shouldn’t be too pessimistic, either. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a list for major stores, not the manufacturers, to ban more than 100 ingredients in personal care products. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has taken the first, albeit small, step forward. Set for January, it will ban 10 chemicals found in household cleaners and cosmetics. It is also asking the brands to disclose hidden ingredients, such as those listed as “fragrances.” Companies like Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Aveeno and Neutrogena, are reducing carcinogens like 1,4- dioxane, parabens, formaldehyde and others in baby and adult products globally. For those that want more change, activists can sign a letter to retailers by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which is available online. “Voluntary action on the part of manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson indicates that some in the cosmetics industry are getting the message that consumers want safer products,” Cindy Luppi, a cofounder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and director at Clean Water Action, said on the campaign’s website. “Only stricter regulation of this $50 billion industry will ensure that all consumers are protected.” Toby Forstater can be reached at toby.forstater@temple.edu.

Want more on harmful ingredients? Read more about the dangerous chemicals in makeup in next week’s Quality of Life column.

Personal insecurity during undergrad sparks a TUTV show Winning the award was a turning point for Bien, she said, but she admitted low self-esteem was an ongoing struggle, even after college. “Bouncing Back” now serves as an outlet for Bien to help other students with similar feelings of low self-esteem. For the pilot episode, Bien interviewed Tate about the most recent graduate’s battle with an eating disorder. Tate said she was nervous during filming, but said she also felt that the episode was celebratory. “I could feel that we were on the cusp of something really great,” Tate said. “I was ecstatic,” Bien said of filming the pilot. “Here I was, full-circle, coming back to


the campus where I didn’t think I was pretty enough, and I was doing a pilot for a TV show that was going to speak to an audience that I feel so passionate about.” Like the pilot episode, Bien hopes the TUTV series will work as an opportunity for open discussion about the underlying problems college students struggle with. The idea sprung from a conversation between Bien and Betsy Leebron Tutelman, Temple’s senior vice provost for strategic initiatives and communications and MSP professor. “I went to [Tutelman] and said, ‘We’re not doing enough for students,’” Bien said. Both women collaborated on ideas for the show and even-


tually sought permission to start “Bouncing Back” from the general manager of TUTV. Gluck has known Bien for years, and said it was her “boundless enthusiasm” and commitment towards “Bouncing Back” that helped him decide to give the green light for the show. “It appealed to me that someone who is working not only as a professional in media, but as an adjunct at Temple, would be leveraging everything she’s experienced in support of the students,” Gluck said. Gluck said he believes “Bouncing Back” is even more crucial when taking into account the demographics of Temple. “I saw the idea as timely to this generation of young

people who’ve faced so many challenges— in particular, to Temple, because we’re a big community,” Gluck said. With nearly 28,000 undergraduate students, those involved in “Bouncing Back” see an opportunity for insecure students to be lost in the crowd or feel that they have no exceptional qualities. “Bouncing Back” is an attempt to provide a safe haven toward those who may feel overwhelmed. “Sometimes it’s very easy for someone to develop feelings of isolation or inadequacy just because of the sheer scope and size of the place,” Gluck said. The show is still a work in progress, but Bien hopes that it’s a starting point in helping students to feel camaraderie on

Bien worked with a former student, Anna Tate, to create the pilot episode of “Bouncing Back” for TUTV. | ERIC DAO TTN campus. “I want the message to get through, specifically to the college campus here at Temple, that we all go through adver-

sity,” Bien said. “Nobody’s excluded.” Kerri Ann Raimo can be reached at







Registration for the 2014 spring semester will begin on Oct. 23 for graduate students. Undergraduate registration starts Oct. 24 for students with 102 or more earned credit hours. Students with 91 to 101.9 credits register Oct. 25. Students with 77 to 90.9 credits register Oct. 28. Students with 65 to 76.9 credits register Oct. 29. Students with 57 to 64.9 credits register Oct. 30. Students with 39 to 56.9 credits register Nov. 1. Students with 29 to 38.9 credits register Nov. 4. Students with 1 to 28.9 credits register Nov. 5.

CHAIRMAN ON CANCER RESEARCH – Kamel Khalili is the neuroscience chair and contributes to cancer research since Temple purchased the Fox Chase Research Center, where five professors also research. Funding has been increased 20 percent. | JACOB COLON TTN


Public relations class utilizes shutdown say, ‘Oh, here is an interesting issue to bring up in class.’ So we aren’t just talking about the shutdown. We have also discussed the Barilla Pasta chairman’s anti-gay stance in his advertising.” Darwin Paz, a senior strategic communications major, said he enjoys dissecting what he considers to be a universally controversial issue. “Since the shutdown began, we have not stopped talking about it,” Paz said. “We discuss the various ways it has affected different audiences and how the media angles transfigure as the political implications of the shutdown continue to change.” Paz said Feistman’s deviation from the syllabus has long-term benefits for comprehension of the class material. “I have had his classes in the past and he has always incorporated


current events with the class material,” Paz said. “It’s very helpful in putting things into a real world perspective.” As the Sequence Head for Public Relations at Temple, Feistman schedules classes, finds and coaches adjunct professors, maintains an upto-date curriculum and handles student petitions. Feistman also serves as the faculty adviser to Temple’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, as well as the student-run firm PRowl Public Relations. “My role is to counsel the leadership on issues they may bring up,” Feistman said. “I love seeing the professional development of the students. It’s also an opportunity for them and me to get to know each other outside of the classroom where they’re doing real stuff. And you don’t have to be a strategic commu-

nication major to join either organization.” Outside of academia, Feistman works for the motorsports photo service LAT Photographic and writes political thriller novels such as “War Merchants.” “I’ve always been a writer,” Feistman said. “I was a freelance journalist and, a long time ago, a New York-produced playwright. My second novel is currently under consideration with a New York agent. It will feature the same main characters, but will examine an issue dealing with the Catholic Church.” Despite shaping his class around the shutdown, Feistman said he has yet to be inspired to write a novel about it.

Feistman teaches public relations

John Corrigan can be reached and writes political thriller novels at john.corrigan@temple.edu. in his personal time. | ANDREW THAYER TTN

HootaThon dances for CHOP THON PAGE 7

year, I was ready to start creating HootaThon and start spreading the word and starting our mission,” sophomore fine arts major McCartney said. McCartney was inspired to start HootaThon after hearing about it from his sister, who is involved in BuckeyeThon at Ohio State University. McCartney attended dance marathon conferences and collaborated with other organizations that host “Thons” to come up with ideas and strategies to make HootaThon a reality. He then organized with the nine other executive committee members to begin fundraising and planning an event that would be a year in the making. “Whenever [my sister] spoke about college, all she talked about was BuckeyeThon,” McCartney said. “I knew that when I came to Temple that was what I wanted to do. None of [this] would be happening if the nine other [committee members] weren’t as amazing as they are.” The committee began planning the event by gathering support from the student community. Students can get involved either as dancers

or ‘virtual dancers,’ who don’t have to attend the event but contribute to promotion. Temple alumni can also register to participate as alumni dancers. Dancers each donate $15 to participate and then have a goal of raising an additional $100 dollars to donate to Child’s Life. “I am so excited to fundraise and keep setting my goal higher,” HootaThon participant and junior marketing major Alex Santos said. “Right now, it’s set at $1,500 dollars. I would love to raise it. I have already raised $404 through social media and summer fundraising.” Virtual dancers make the same commitment, though they are not required to dance at the event itself. Temple alumni perform the same tasks as dancers. Advertising on Facebook, the HootaThon website, the Student Center and around campus has bolstered student support for the event and HootaThon has nearly reached max capacity for dancers in Mitten Hall. Though priority registration is closed, students can still register through the HootaThon website. “It’s amazing to know that the

students are just as interested as I am,” McCartney said. “It’s really inspiring.” Participating students will stand for 12 hours straight, which McCartney said “seems like a long time, and is a long time.” However, there will be food, games, activities and inspirational stories from the families of children being treated at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as from Temple students who are childhood cancer survivors. “During high school I suffered a serious head injury and I eventually ended up at [The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia],” freshman biology major and HootaThon committee member Alex Swade said. “The Child’s Life department made my stay a lot more comfortable than it could have been. This is just one way that I can help out the kids that are in the same position that I was in.” HootaThon is the culminating event of the organization’s efforts, but smaller events such as HootaThon’s Free Food and Fun Friday held Sept. 27 in the Student Center help fund the event and raise awareness. Sponsors such as Mars Chocolate, Temple Student Alumni

Association Hoot Squad, Wawa, Philadelphia Water Ice, Richmond’s Ice Cream and Body Armor have donated product and money to help make the event possible. “The whole purpose of the event is to stand for all the kids that can’t,” McCartney said. “The kids go through traumatic experiences that could be six weeks, six months or their whole lifetime. With everything they go through, we can sacrifice [by] standing for 12 hours.” Aside from dancing without rest for 12 hours, the organization’s goal is to raise one dollar per every Temple student, which would total $27,000. All proceeds will be donated to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the nation’s largest pediatric oncology facilities. Of the 17 million children affected by childhood cancer, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia treats 1.2 million patients. “Our mission is to allow every child at [The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia] to have the childhood they deserve,” McCartney said. Lora Strum can be reached at lora.strum@temple.edu.

Students can check their amount of credits by signing in to TUPortal, clicking the Self-Service Banner, and selecting the student tab. Clicking on “registration” will allow students to determine their credits, search for potential classes, and add or drop them. Beginning at 7 a.m. on registration days, students can type in their Course Registration Numbers (CRN) into the “add class worksheet” to be accepted into the classes. Students with an outstanding financial balance for fall 2013 will not be permitted to register for spring 2014 until the debt is cleared. Late registration fees of $100 begin Jan. 21. -John Corrigan


On Oct. 17, Bill Cosby will be at the Temple Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. to present his speech, “A New Paradigm of Giving: Inscribing the Future of African American Theatre.” The Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts is the main sponsor of the event. The Bushfire Theatre was established in 1977 in West Philadelphia to encourage and promote African American involvement in the performing arts. As said on its website, “[The theater is] dedicated to providing a performing arts experience featuring the works of African American playwrights and a resident ensemble of actors.” One director at TPAC, Sean Roche, has witnessed Cosby speak on campus previously and said he is excited to hear what Cosby has to say this time. “He is a comedian,” Roche said. “He is a historical, national icon that is serious and funny – a mixture of everything that people can relate to.” Based on past performances by Cosby, TPAC staff said they expect a full house. The venue seats 1,200 people. “For Cosby, at least it should be 900 to 1,000 people,” Roche said. “He is an excitement – an American icon. He can captivate an audience and keep it clean. He is one of the most influential people ever, [who] many would like to see.” Some students expressed interest in attending the event, even when previously unaware of Cosby’s upcoming performance. Freshman film major Kayla Barnes was not aware of Cosby’s upcoming performance, but said she has great appreciation for his work. “He was a part of my childhood,” she said. “I grew up with his comedy. He had shows for children and comedy tracks that my father and I listened to. He is super intelligent and encouraging to people’s dreams.” -Karlina Jones

RAILROAD DESIGN EXHIBIT The Philadelphia railroad along the Schuylkill River hasn’t been used since the end of the 19th century. Temple and University of Pennsylvania alums Diana Fernandez, Susan Kolber and Amy Syverson have transformed the once barren three-mile Philly railroad system into an architectural piece of art. Fernandez, Kolber and Syverson’s project “above | below | beyond” takes advantage of the natural structures and wildlife of the railroad to create and dramatics an iconic historical masterpiece. The landscape exhibit can be found at the Next American City, 2816 W. Girard Ave. and is open through Dec. 5. More information on how to support above | below | beyond can be found at abovebelowbeyond.org. -Brian Tom


“Do you feel that you’ve

been advised well by university staff when picking classes?


“I wish they would have told me how to declare my major and what classes I need.”

“I just took the classes they told me to take without putting my own input or thought into it.”





“They were nice and helped me out, especially at orientation, but there were issues with getting classes like a lab. ”





Owls lag behind conference rivals RECRUITS PAGE 22

Coach Fran Dunphy and his staff have only gotten one committment for the 2014 class. | TTN FILE PHOTO produced Quenton DeCosey, Daniel Dingle and Devontae Watson, the team’s recruiting results have tailed off — not a good sign as the team enters the American Athletic Conference. Temple’s 2013 recruiting class consists of two three-star recruits, Josh Brown and Mark Williams. There was originally a third member of this class, Camden Catholic graduate Kyle Green, but Green withdrew from the university as both a student and an athlete in August. Enechionyia is the only

2014 player to have committed to Temple so far. Players like Uhl, Massachusetts commit Rashaan Holloway and the Villanova-bound duo of Phil Booth and Mikal Bridges have all reportedly been heavily pursued by the Owls, only to choose another school. The same thing happened with multiple 2013 players, most notably with North Philadelphia native Rysheed Jordan, a five-star recruit who chose to attend St. John’s. “Rysheed is the most skilled player I have ever coached and

that includes Baron Davis at UCLA,” Red Storm coach Steve Lavin said at the team’s media day. “This is a special player.” Brown, Williams and Enechionyia are all talented players who starred for their high school teams last season. Both Williams and Enechionyia averaged double-digit points and rebounds last year at Montrose Christian (Md.) and St. James (Md.) respectively, and Brown earned The Star Ledger first team all-state honors for his play at St. Anthony’s in New Jersey. However, the group does not match up to recruiting results of other American teams in the past two years. Memphis’ 2013 class sports six players, all of whom have at least four-star rankings on Rivals. Cincinnati got a commitment from Jermaine Lawrence, who is No. 26 on Rivals’ Top 100 2013 recruits. UConn has signed multiple top-ranked recruits in the past few years despite a postseason ban last season. Even Southern Methodist, a team that hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 1993 and has a 71-89 record in the past five seasons, has recruited well recently. Emmanuel Mudiay, who Rivals has ranked the second-best player in the class of 2014, committed to play for Larry Brown’s Mustangs.

Even if Uhl had chosen to come to North Philadelphia, Temple’s recruiting results would be more in line with other teams in the conference, such as Central Florida, South Florida and Houston — schools without strong basketball traditions. Temple should be recruiting more successfully than those schools. There are many possible reasons why Temple struggles to recruit top talent. Maybe Dunphy’s old-school style and hesitance to play freshmen scare recruits away. Maybe players view Temple as a mid-major school and want to play on a bigger stage. Maybe top recruits are already looking past college to the pros and would rather play for a program that gets more players in the NBA. Whatever the reason is, Dunphy and his staff need to adjust their strategy and get recruits of the same caliber that the team’s new rivals are. The Owls have a rich history and an opportunity to be one of the premier programs of The American. One of the first steps that need to be taken is an improvement in recruiting. Evan Cross can be reached at evan.cross@temple.edu or on Twitter @EvanCross.


Crew seeks improvements CREW PAGE 22

a bit more,” Barry said. “And I didn’t ask for enough.” White said he’s confident he just our cardio, just starting to get back to do more cardio. For can push his team much further the next two weeks we’ve got a in two weeks. Junior Joshua Kuzo also lot of work to do. Just get a bit more cohesion in the boats, and said that the team will be better I’m confident we’ll do better. in the next two races, and can use their experiTwo weeks is ence in the Navy a long time, so Day Regatta as a [we’ll] just work springboard. from there.” “It’s a good Both Barry race, because and White said we’ve got some the team was things to work dissatisfied with on now — we their perforhave some mance. goals,” Kuzo “I think said. “We’ve got they still haven’t Fergal Barry / senior to think about got over today the back end yet,” Barry said. “We’ll get back to the drawing of the stroke coming out of the board Monday and start work- water. We’ve got to think about getting together. And we’ve got ing on it from there.” Despite the team’s disap- to get off the rowing machine a pointment, White remained op- little more, get a little stronger.” “We’ve got some work to timistic. “They’re down right now a do,” Kuzo added, “But after little bit,” White said. “They’re these next two weeks we should used to doing better than they be a lot more confident. We did. But like I said, they’re good should be a little more together, boys. They listened to what I and it should be good for us.” told them, and they did exactly Don McDermott can be reached what I told them. Perhaps I at donald.mcdermott@temple.edu. didn’t tell them enough. Perhaps

“We’ll get back

to the drawing board Monday and start working on it from there.


Men’s soccer receives national ranking

Owls are No. 22

gin,” coach Tonya Cardoza said in a statement. “This national television exposure is unprecedented, and we are excited to be making history.” Conference games against Memphis, UCF, USF and Rutgers are among the ones being televised.

Temple is now ranked No. 22 after improving to a 7-3-3 record, and a 5-0-2 record at the Ambler Sports Complex. The ranking comes after the Owls were able to come up with quality results against the then-No. 22 Connecticut and Southern Methodist. The notable drops in the American Athletic Conference are Connecticut and Louisville. Neither team is ranked in the Top 25 now. Temple is now the only Top 25 ranked team in the conference but has yet to win in conference play.

-Avery Maehrer


Brothers recognized

-Hoon Jin Senior Sawyer Hemmer and the Owls are now the only Top 25 team in the American Athletic Conference. Still, Temple has yet to win a conference game. | TTN FILE PHOTO

Sagel recognized

Robert Sagel has been named by Top Drawer Soccer as one of five freshmen with the chance to make the 2015 Under 20 U.S.A. Men’s National Team. Sagel is tied for second on the team with two goals and is tied for third on the team in total points. Sagel was recently named Rookie of the Week in the American Athletic Conference after scoring in the

Owls’ 2-0 win at Drexel. vidually, the program’s best finish -Avery Maehrer in the history of the meet. Dubrow’s time of 22 minutes, 10 seconds CROSS COUNTRY breaks the school record she had previously broken in each of the Dubrow honored past two seasons. Junior Jenna Dubrow was Dubrow and the women’s named the American Athletic Concross country team will next race at ference Athlete of the Week after the Lafayette-hosted Leopard Inviher performance in the Paul Short tational. Invitational on Oct. 5. -Avery Maehrer Dubrow finished 13th indi-


Games to be televised

Last week, the American Athletic Conference announced that the women’s basketball team will be featured in 13 televised broadcasts for the upcoming season. “We can’t wait for American Athletic Conference play to be-

Eric and Patrick Peterson were the subjects of an article in Baseball America last week. The pitchers, who are identical twins from Bear, Del., were recognized for their pro potential. Eric, a right-handed pitcher, went 6-3 in 2013 with a 3.03 ERA and 69 strikeouts. Patrick, a lefty, had a 2-7 record with a 4.43 ERA and 51 strikeouts. Another set of twins, David and Ryan Ledbetter, were drafted out of Cedarville University to the Texas Rangers in the third and 19th round respectively in 2012. There have only been nine sets of twins to each play in Major League Baseball. -Evan Cross


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Freshman receiving heavy playing time Stefan Mueller is being relied upon by the No. 22 Owls. HOON JIN The Temple News

Freshman Caroline Grattan collected 14 kills in Temple’s win over Houston last Friday. | HUA ZONG TTN

Rookies step up in debut season

their rookie seasons. “[Burkert] and [Matautia] have been instrumental to their development process,” Ganes said. “Even though both of these RICH FOGEL freshmen are doing great, they The Temple News are still freshmen and they will make their mistakes. It’s imporWith only three seniors on tant for us to be patient, and they this year’s roster, coach Bakeer know that they have a lot to learn Ganes has utilized several of still. They know that every time his younger players during re- they practice and play with these cent weeks. Freshmen Caroline upperclassmen, they are getting Grattan and Tyler Davis, in par- better. They are very coachable, ticular, have received significant and they work really hard on playing time. their game trying to reach their “They definitely have in- full potential.” creased the quality of our team,” Grattan said she believes Ganes said. “We knew that when the work she does in practice we recruited them, translates to how quickly she has VOLLEYBALL and I am glad to adapted to the college level. see that they ad“Playing with the team durjusted so soon and ing scrimmages and practice is a so fast to the different speed and good indicator of how hard we intensity required to compete at are going to have to play durthe college level. We knew they ing the games,” Grattan said. “I were going to be really good, think learning from the seniors but we didn’t expect them to on the team and how well they’re make this progress so fast, and playing, what they’re doing and that’s a great thing for us.” to actually score points against Grattan, a native of Pitts- them makes us act like them and burgh, Pa., and Davis, who is handle situations that may be too from Palm big for us.” Desert, Calif., Davis creditare not only ed the seniors for playing, but her and Grattan’s contributing as success. well. Both are “ T h e y among the top have been reof the team in ally encouraging kills (2.53 per throughout the set for Grattan whole thing,” Daand 2.15 per vis said. “They Caroline Grattan / freshman set for Davis) want us to sucand they have ceed because a combined 10 we’re going to games where they’ve had dou- help the team succeed. It’s nice ble-digit kills. knowing that they have our “It’s been really nice to step backs and not look at us like, in and contribute in my first ‘Oh my gosh, where do you year,” Grattan said. “It’s defi- guys play?’ They’re really hapnitely been a change to what I py to see us playing, and I think thought was going to happen. that is a huge help in our develI didn’t expect to get much opment process.” playing time, especially during Ganes said he knew he preseason when a lot of people landed two top recruits when were healthy. Being able to play Grattan and Davis signed their has given me a lot of opportu- letters of commitment. He said nity to prepare myself for the they are physically gifted and future.” received college-like training at “It’s really cool to be able the club level. to play and get the experience “Both of them physically because it’s such a step up from have good abilities,” Ganes club,” Davis said. “It’s been said. “They have great size for amazing to get the exposure outside hitters, they both have early on. I am trying to soak it long arms, they are pretty athall in because I know a lot of letic. Both of them have been freshmen don’t get the oppor- coached by really established tunity that [Grattan] and I have club coaches, some of the trainbeen fortunate enough to get this ing they have received really season.” put them ahead of regular freshGrattan has played in 15 men. Combination of all that of the 17 games for the Owls, helps them play at a high level while Davis has played in 12. when we put them into these big The situation the two fresh- matches.” men find themselves in is similar to the one seniors Gabriella Rich Fogel can be reached at rich.fogel@temple.edu or on Twitter Matautia and Elyse Burkert ex@RBFogel26. perienced three years ago during

Freshmen are among the top athletes on the team in kills.

“It’s definitely

been a change to what I thought was going to happen.

Freshman Stefan Mueller has played in every minute of every game during his rookie season. Growing up in East Northport, N.Y., soccer meant everything to MuelMEN’S SOCCER ler. He started playing at four years old and has continued ever since. “Soccer was all I did when I younger,” Mueller said. “I was playing on multiple teams at once, playing every day. And that’s all I wanted to do all day. I liked going to school, but soccer was my main focus. Hopefully I can make a career out of it someday.” After visiting eight to 10 other colleges, Temple was the last school Mueller visited before making his final decision. Mueller said he liked the atmosphere at Temple and the coaching staff, led by David MacWil-

ing just fine.” liams. “Pretty much every team Now in his first season with the Owls, Mueller is starting I’ve been involved with, I’ve for the team as a right fullback. been a starter, whether in the However, Mueller said it wasn’t midfield or defense,” Mueller easy transitioning from high said. “I was consistent in getting playing time and now same with school to collegiate level. “It was a little bit over- college.” Although he’s now settled whelming at first,” Mueller said. “Being in practices every day, in as a starter, Mueller credits seit was a lot to handle. It took a nior midfield captain Ryan Bradbury for helping little bit of adhim transition justing. The into the team college level is smoothly. Mueldefinitely much ler said Bradbury more physical told every freshand faster. It man how to positook a little bit tion themselves of getting used to and now it’s on the pitch natural.” when the ball is Senior deat a certain place. Stefan Mueller / right fullback fenseman NoWhenever freshlan Hemmer said it isn’t easy men had a question, Bradbury for a freshman to break into the was there to answer it, Mueller team. He said, every position is said. an earned spot and Mueller defi“I think [Mueller’s] obvinitely earned his spot as a starter. ously doing it well,” MacWil“I think he adjusted well liams said. “He’s still going to and [it] wasn’t too hard for get better and grow as a player him,” Hemmer said. “He came and mature more. He’s done a in as a left back so there wasn’t good job for us back there.” much adjustment in terms of po“I had a lot of good freshsition. As for the physicality and men and good players,” Macplay of college soccer, he is do- Williams added. “Right now I

“Pretty much

every team I’ve been involved with, I’ve been a starter.

think he fits the mold we have at the moment. As an outside back, I think he’s athletic and quick and that’s the thing we like the most about [him].” “His strengths are that he is left-footed, which every team needs on the left side,” Hemmer said. “He also has some speed in the attack and makes good overlapping runs. As for weaknesses, I don’t want to say he has a weakness, but he could improve on his vocalizing on the field, which will come with experience.” With half the season already played, Mueller said he still has some personal goals he wants to accomplish before the season ends. “I got my first assist a couple games ago,” Mueller said. “But I’m still waiting on my first goal. But as a team goal, it is to qualify for the NCAA tournament. And I think our freshman class could be a big program changer.” Hoon Jin can be reached at hoon.jin@temple.edu.

Field hockey holds highest Big East attendance ATTENDANCE PAGE 22 come.” “Even the [fans] just joining in now,” Driscoll added. “It’s great because we do have something special going on right now and for years to come. We are really having a great breakout year which is only going to make us better.” The Owls’ success this season has even gotten them attention from the higher-ups at Temple, with President Neil Theobald attending his first field hockey game on Sept. 27 when the Owls topped conference rival Rutgers 2-1. “I had a great time, it’s very exciting,” Theobald said after the Temple victory. “It’s a really 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.” “They’re really good students,” Theobald added. “I talked to them before the game, really great kids.” The attention to the team has also gone beyond campus. Coach Amanda Janney and senior defender and co-captain Molly Doyle recently appeared

on KYW 1060, and the team appeared on the front page of the Oct. 12 edition of the Philadelphia Daily News with Theobald. “It’s phenomenal,” sophomore midfielder Sarah Deck said of all the support toward the

team. “We are hearing random ‘good lucks’ and ‘go get ‘ems’ from workers at Cosi, which is great.” “Other coaches are coming in, congratulating our coach, we had the president come one

game,” Deck added. “It makes it all the more better to play for Temple and want to do well now that people are supporting us.” Nick Tricome can be reached at nick.tricome@temple.edu or on Twitter @itssnick215.

Despite heavy rainfall during the field hockey team’s game last Friday against Providence, Geasey Field still drew hundreds of spectators. | ANDREW THAYER TTN

Walk-on becoming a leader ed Lower Merion High School as a two-sport athlete in cross country and basketball during her first two years. The physical strain of partaking in two sports in consecutive seasons grew to ANDREW PARENT be too much, so Porter dropped The Temple News basketball and stuck with cross James Snyder surveyed his country and track year-round bewomen’s squad after a particu- fore her junior year. “I had injury issues,” Porter larly strenuous practice one afsaid. “I would go from running ternoon and dubbed sophomore to putting pressure on my knee Gwen Porter as the team’s big in basketball. I had hip and knee sister. problems and I needed to choose From there, the name stuck. one sport to focus on and ulti“It was a really hard workmately I chose track and cross out, and you could tell a lot of country.” the girls were Porter flourished as a leader CROSS COUNTRY s t r u g g l i n g both by example and voice in physically her final two years running at and mentally, and it was a tough Lower Merion but decided to week,” Porter said. “I just kept enroll at Temple initially as just going over to everyone and they a student. just happened to open up to me She attended class, experiabout things and I was walking enced dorm life and survived off away with them. It was just norof a meal plan and a plethora of mal for me because I was capmicrowavable goodies like any tain of my cross country team college freshman. While she enin high school and I guess it just joyed college life and the social seems natural to me to check experiences that come with it, up on people. So, I guess that’s Porter said she missed the rush where it came from.” of competing and the camaradeWhile Porter is the honorary big sister of this year’s women’s rie of a team. “I found myself feeling cross country team, she wasn’t bored a lot,” Porter said. “I felt even a part of last year’s group. like there was something huge The Narberth, Pa. native attendmissing from my college experi-

Sophomore returns to cross country after taking a year off.

ence. I enjoyed it and I had great friends, but at the end of the year it was so obvious that I needed to get back into [running and competing].” “I would run on my own on the dreaded treadmill,” Porter added. “Every cross country runner hates the treadmill. And after running on my own last year, I thought I’d give it a shot this year, running with the team.” Aching for a chance to run with Temple’s cross country and track & field programs, Porter reached out to the program’s head coach Eric Mobley and two of the team’s leaders, senior Anna Pavone and junior Jenna Dubrow. “I talked to my high school coach about joining the team,” Porter said. “He had met Anna Pavone where she works, and he got me into contact with her. I talked to [Dubrow] also through Facebook, and I immediately knew that they were the type of people I could feel comfortable with. They gave me a lot of helpful info and made me feel welcome to join the team.” “Last year she was a normal student and this year when I got here, coach Mobley had asked if she could be added to our roster,” Snyder, the program’s head

distance coach, said. “They corresponded over the summer and I said ‘Sure, let’s give it a shot.’ And she’s met and exceeded all of our expectations so far.” After walking on to the team this season, Porter has established herself as a Top 5 runner for the Owls and crossed as Temple’s No. 4 finisher at the Paul Short Invitational with a 24 minutes, 22 seconds mark Oct. 5. “She’s got a unique mindset in that she has such a competitive drive and a fire that came from the basketball court, and it’s something that’s really enticing about her,” Snyder said. “It’s certainly allowed her to transition so quickly and so easily into our team.” Results aside, Porter said she’s just happy to compete and play a role on a team once again. “I’ve always loved being on a team,” Porter said. “They were already an established team [this year] and I was worried that I would be the oddball out. But they welcomed me with open arms and I immediately became close with everybody. I love hanging out with them and I’m so happy I joined the team.” Andrew Parent can be reached at andrew.parent@temple.edu or on




Player returns to competition after break Stephen Kennedy is in his first season with the Owls. SAMUEL MATTHEWS The Temple News

Stephen Kennedy has scored 10 goals in his first eight games this season. | COURTESY STEPHEN KENNEDY

He has 10 goals and five assists in eight games. When considering statistics, Stephen Kennedy doesn’t seem like an athICE HOCKEY lete who hasn’t played competitive hockey in more than three years, but that’s the case for the junior forward from Ambler, Pa. “I love hockey,” Kennedy said. “It’s been my first love since I could walk. I literally started playing when I was five.” However, ice hockey is an expensive sport to participate in. According to an article published last year in The Temple News, each player had to pay a total of $2,600 out of pocket to play Temple ice hockey, and that’s just for the school team.

Players who compete at the junior level have to pay anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000. The cost of the sport was too much for Kennedy – who played juniors – and his family. He was forced to stop playing hockey after his junior year in high school. “My parents were unable to pay for it,” Kennedy said. “It’s kind of expensive to play juniors and it wasn’t a burden I was willing to face them with. So, my hockey career kind of just came to a halt.” After high school, Kennedy attended Montgomery County Community College. Kennedy later decided to transfer to Temple since the Ambler campus is within walking distance of where he lives. Once enrolled at Temple, Kennedy knew he would have the chance to return to hockey. “It was never a fact of if I was coming back,” Kennedy said. “It was how and when. And I figured I might as well get a good education while I was

doing it, and Temple seemed like the good way to go.” Even though Kennedy hasn’t played in three years, his 15 points in eight games leads the team and he has been a pleasant surprise for the Owls. “I think he has caught most people by surprise,” senior forward Joe Pisko said. “We all knew he was talented, but after being out of the game for three years, no one expected the numbers he has put up so far.” “He’s impacted the team in every aspect and all for the better,” sophomore forward and captain Greg Malinowski said. “He’s a true leader and he’s hungry to win and will do anything to win.” Kennedy downplayed the significance of his hot streak. “I’m just trying to find the net,” Kennedy said. “Trying to be in the right spot at the right time.” Kennedy gives a lot of the credit to his linemates – junior forward Brady O’Donnell and sophomore forward Cody Vas-


“We’re all clicking and we’re helping each other out, so it’s not really a specific individual effort by me,” Kennedy said. “I like playing with them a lot. We’re still working on chemistry, but we keep getting better and better.” “The kid just knows how to find the back of the net,” coach Ryan Frain said. “Guys like that come through maybe once every couple of years, but when they do, you put them out there whenever you need them. He’s a special player.” Even though Kennedy has already put up impressive numbers to start the season, Pisko said he believes the best is still yet to come. “We are all in for a show when he hits mid-season form,” Pisko said. “I think he is just getting started.” Samuel Matthews can be reached at samuel.matthews@ temple.edu or on Twitter @SJMatthews13.

Rundle, Canete collect winning records in leadup to ITAs tennis court, so it was good for them to be there to see me play,” Rundle said. “It was the first time they have seen me play in America.” Rundle and fellow sophoDANIELLE NELSON more Santiago Canete have been The Temple News playing their most consistent tennis so far in their careers. Tennis is more than just a During the fall season, both game for sophomore Sam Run- men have combined for a 16-5 dle – it’s a family tradition. record. “My parents played tennis,” With just a semester of colRundle said. “They use to play legiate tennis experience, Runat a quite competi- dle has worked his way to an 8-1 MEN’S tive level. My brother, record. TENNIS who is a couple years “I started the season pretolder than me, also played. They ty well,” Rundle said. “Every were the ones who raised me to time I step on the court I feel as play tennis.” though it’s a winnable match, So Rundle, a native of Aus- and I guess it helps because I tralia, was glad when his parents have had four or five wins in a were on hand to witness some of row now.” his fall season success during the Rundle’s only loss came Penn Invitational. at the hands of Binghamton’s “They have always helped Thomas Caputo in the Princwith my [development] on the eton Invitational. Binghamton

Sophomores have played well during fall competition.

has been a consistent threat on the tennis court, winning six straight America East Conference Championships. Rundle, however, was not unraveled by the loss. He has not looked back, winning every match since. Canete has played 12 matches, earning an 8-4 record so far. With the absence of one of the team’s top players, junior Kristian Marquart, the Penn Invitational proved to be one of the most defining moments for Canete this fall. He rose to the occasion when coach Steve Mauro moved him up in the lineup. “Coach said, ‘You have to play at the first flight because Kristian is not going to play,’” Canete said. “That was Friday just before the match.” Still, Canete said he was not mentally or physically affected by the abrupt change. “I played with no pressure

because I was playing No. 1 and it is normal to lose since, at No. 1, the players are usually seniors and a lot better,” Canete said. After his loss in his first singles match against Buffalo, Canete, who is from Madrid, began defeating his opponents from Lehigh, Duquesne and a longtime foe who attends the University of Delaware. “When I played against Lehigh I played really great and I had a lot of confidence,” Canete said. “I was really fast on the court, everything went well during that tournament. I beat No. 1s that are quite good, one is from Madrid. [Adam Lawton] plays for Delaware and he was always on top of me in Madrid. He was better than me and I beat him.” “I was really impressed with Santiago,” Mauro said after that match. “Santiago played Delaware’s No. 1 player, who

we have always had troubles with, but Santiago beat him pretty convincingly.” A week later at the Lehigh Invitational, Canete quickly realized playing at a high level is a challenging feat to accomplish every match. He seemed to hit a wall and was unable to get past Delaware at the second flight. “My last match wasn’t that good because I was tired,” Canete said. “We had a lot of practices and a lot of matches and not enough rest. The proof of that was the Lehigh tournament. I wasn’t even half the level I was the week before.” Nevertheless, Canete said he is playing some of the best tennis of his career and hopes to continue to get better throughout the year. “I need to keep working on my [conditioning] so I can be more fit and not get tired as easily,” Canete said. “Also continue

to get more confident and win matches. You get confidence when you win.” Canete and Rundle, along with the rest of the men’s tennis team, were selected to go head to head with some of the best tennis players in the region at the United States Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Atlantic Regional Championships at Virginia Tech from Oct. 17 to 22. “Some of the best players in the country are going to be there, players who might be ranked 200 or 300 in the world,” Canete said. “It will be a good experience to play in that tournament. We will see the level we have to reach to be able to compete against those guys.” Danielle Nelson can be reached at danielle.nelson@temple.edu or on Twitter @Dan_Nels.

O’Connor brings change SOCCER PAGE 22

the field, but it is the positive changes off the field that will pay dividends going forward. “We’re a little more professional,” senior defender Karly O’Toole said. “It’s a little more regimented. All the changes are for the positive. It’s so much better than it used to be. We get so much more respect from other people and I think people are beginning to identify us on campus and the other soccer schools.” Among the changes made in 2013, the Owls have dedicated more time to studying film to improve their own play as well as analyzing opponents’ tendencies. “The preparation before a game is undeniably the best that we’ve had,” O’Toole said. “I can’t speak for many years ago, but ever since [O’Connor has] been on board, the film that [the coaching staff watches], the hours they put in, it all comes together in preparation for us. They’re doing every possibility they can off the field to translate to us being able to do it on the field. Winning and losing games come down to us. As much as he takes the blame a lot, it is us on the field. He prepares us 110 percent. It’s us that need to deliver.” As the Owls’ recruiting coordinator before his promotion to head coach, O’Connor had his hand in the recent transition of the Owls’ roster and wants to continue expanding their depth. “I want to be the top option for recruits coming out of Philly,” O’Connor said. In the last two seasons, Temple has brought in large freshman classes. Of their 28 active players, 25 are freshmen or sophomores, making up the

brunt of the rotation. Among its recruiting successes, Temple has also enticed valuable transfers. Sophomore defender Taylor Trusky and sophomore midfielder Kelly Farrell each transferred to Temple in 2013 and have started for the Owls the entire season. Farrell said Temple is growing into an attractive destination with the help of O’Connor. “The team, the coaches, the whole atmosphere of the school,” Farrell said. “I’m so much happier here. It met my bar and exceeded it. He’s just a cooler coach to be able to talk to. He’ll talk to you straight up instead of sugarcoating it.” The Owls said the transition will continue to be a challenging experience, but with their recent recruiting and continued off-field improvements, they’re excited for the future. “The respect we gave [our conference opponents], we want in return,” O’Toole said. “I

know in a couple years when I come back here, I’m going to be like, ‘Holy cow.’ We’re building a foundation and are continuing to rise.” Though Temple has lost four consecutive conference games, O’Connor noted opposing teams’ treatment of Temple as equals shows the program is headed in the right direction. “We try not to look at a loss as straight as a loss,” O’Connor said. “I try to tell the girls to look at the respect they’re getting from these coaches. They’re keeping their starting players out there. Switching their best attacker back to defense to make sure we don’t score on them. You’ve got to look at stuff like that. It’s been great for us to see that we can do it. It’s like anything, you just want to be appreciated for your hard work.”

Freshman P.J. Walker will look for his first collegiate victory this weekend during Temple’s Homecoming game against Army. | TIMOTHY VALSHTEIN TTN

Bearcat blitz hurts Owls

game and jumping in from the sidelines the week prior against Louisville. “I prepare every week like I am the starter because that is how it should be,” Walker said. Brien Edwards can be reached “I just came out and I believed. I at brien.erick.edwards@temple.edu was relaxed, I was poised and I or on Twitter @BErick1123. just played the game and let the game come to me.” Although Walker started strong, Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said the Bearcats’ defense was facing the added challenge of going against an unknown quarterback. “Defensively, we didn’t have a clue what they were going to run on offense,” Tuberville said. “They started a new quarterback – all new formations, all new running and passing game. It looked like we didn’t know what they were going to run in the first half and we didn’t slow them down much.” By the second half, Cincinnati adjusted. While Walker and the offense were able to Elaine Byerley (left) and the women’s soccer team face challenges against conference competition. | TTN FILE PHOTO keep up with Brendon Kay and


the Bearcats early in the game, Temple failed to score after halftime. The third quarter, in particular, was a turning point as Walker threw for nine yards. Cincinnati quarterback Brendon Kay went a perfect 13 for 13 and threw for 114 yards during that same 15 minute span. “We should have come out a lot faster in the second half like we did in the first half,” Walker said. “We slowed it down in the second half and I should have been out there picking it up a lot faster.” The Bearcats had a gameplan on defense coming out of halftime. “We tried to blitz the quarterback more and play more man defense to get up on these guys instead of playing zone,” senior safety Arryn Chenault said. “When we played zone, the quarterback had too much time. We played more man and blitzed the quarterback and frustrated him.” Temple’s longest drive oc-

curred with just minutes left and lasted 3:11 but didn’t even result in the Owls crossing midfield. Cincinnati’s longest drive lasted 5:35 and ended with a touchdown. Walker finished the game 12 for 22 with 200 passing yards. He also threw two touchdowns, one interception and was sacked three times, “They didn’t let P.J. get to the perimeter quite as much which is a little bit more his game,” Rhule said. “Even on that long drive, I think the future of P.J. looks really bright. He was as fast as anybody on the field. He is going to be a heck of a player in this conference.” Walker and the Owls return to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday at 1 p.m. for the Homecoming game against Army. Last year’s matchup in West Point, N.Y. resulted in the Owls blowing out the Black Knights 63-32. Avery Maehrer can be reached at avery.maehrer@temple.edu or on Twitter @AveryMaehrer.


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Recruiting does not stack up

Walker starts at Cincy

In new conference, the Owls need to get better talent on roster.

Freshman had mixed results in the team’s loss to the Bearcats.


ominique Uhl smiled as he reached behind his chair for a hat. The hat sported the logo of the college the three-star class of 2014 recruit chose to attend. It was a big moment for the Point Pleasant Beach High School player, who BASKETBALL had narrowed his list down to three schools, one of those being Temple. It was also a big moment for the Owls, whose recruiting efforts had not produced ideal results. However, if Uhl decided to join Obi Enechionyia in Te m p l e ’s recruiting class, Evan Cross the results would be pretty good so far. Unfortunately for Temple, the hat sported the wrong bird logo. Uhl committed to play for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes during an interview with Adam Zagoria on the set of “SportsNet New York,” becoming the latest high-profile recruit to seriously consider, but ultimately not choose, Temple. These problems have plagued coach Fran Dunphy and his staff for the recruiting classes of 2013 and 2014. After a very good 2012 class that



The women’s soccer team is off to the program’s best start since 2002 under first-year coach Seamus O’Connor. Still, the Owls are in the midst of a four-game losing streak after shutting out Houston in the conference opener. | PAUL KLEIN TTN

Start of the climb

Despite a weak conference record, the Owls have improved during the 2013 season.



here are an awful lot of gray clouds surrounding the women’s soccer team recently, which makes it easy for the team to look toward better days. “We definitely would’ve liked to have a couple more wins by coach Seamus WOMEN’S SOCCER now,” O’Connor said. “But we’re getting there. We’re moving toward where we think the program needs to be.” Despite recent struggles within the American Athletic Conference, Temple has seen an upheaval in its program’s culture and the Owls see a bright future for their

young roster. Since shutting out Houston in its first conference game of the season, Temple has been outscored by a total of seven goals en route to a four-game losing streak. During the streak, Temple has been outplayed on offense – scoring two goals – and defense, allowing multiple goals in consecutive games against Central Florida and Connecticut. “I knew it was going to be a harder level of play,” freshman midfielder Jillian DiBlasi said. “I’ve never played this level of play before. It’s completely different from any club team or high school. It’s very hard.” For Temple, its losses within the conference have been the result of facing greater overall rosters. O’Connor said teams in The American have been recruiting hotspots

for several years. “It’s not going to be a short-term fix,” O’Connor said “These teams have been good for 10 to 15 years. It’s going to take time to get to that level.” Even with the recent losses, the Owls look to model themselves after their conference opponents and grow into a premier program in the near future. “We can’t do it without the support of the administration, and I think that’s kind of been the biggest change,” O’Connor said. “The energy, a lot of energy, from the new administration. Moving into this conference, it stepped up everyone’s expectations.” Under the tutelage of first-year coach O’Connor, the Owls have made strides on


The Owls started their third different quarterback of the season last Friday night at Cincinnati, as freshman P.J. Walker took the field at Nippert Stadium. Third time turned out not to be the charm against the Bearcats, however, FOOTBALL as Temple lost its sixth game of the year 38-20 and remains winless during the 2013 season. Still, Walker was able to provide a spark for the offense, particularly during the first two quarters. The Owls had a season high seven plays for 20 or more yards, including a 35-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick. During the first half, Walker went 6 for 11 and passed for 133 yards. At the end of the first quarter, Temple held a 13-7 lead – the only one they would hold all game. “We knew it was going to be a good football game,” coach Matt Rhule said. “We knew we had a chance to be in the game. I wanted to see how P.J. would react to his first start and we were really pleased with him. We felt like the moment wasn’t too big for him and just wanted to try to extend it to the fourth quarter.” Walker was only recently promoted to the starting quarterback role, but he says there wasn’t a huge difference leading up to last Friday night’s


Fans flock to Geasey Field The Owls have the highest attendance in the Big East. NICK TRICOME The Temple News The Owls have been enjoying one of their best seasons in years. They’re 10-4, tied for third in the Big East Conference and as of Monday stand as the No. 17 team in the nation. Their success isn’t going unnoticed around The Owls opened their fall season last weekend at the Navy Day Regatta. The team sees plenty campus either. FIELD HOCKEY of room for improvement going forward. | COURTESY ALEXANDRA MCDERMOTT Thirteen games into the season, with nine home games already played and two remaining on the schedule, the field hockey “I want to re-rig the boat, Coach Gavin White said Men’s crew began program has already surpassed he felt positive the team would get it set up,” White said. “I its total attendance from last its season with two do better at the Head of the think we changed a few things season with 3,676 people, up Schuylkill Regatta and the we shouldn’t have. I’m going middling finishes. from a total attendance of 3,470 Princeton Chase, both of which to put them back. I’m going to in 2012. change a couple guys from one will take place in two weeks. DON MCDERMOTT “The fans have been great “I’m looking forward to boat to the other. Sometimes on The Temple News this year,” midfielder/defender it,” White said of the upcoming race day, some guys are great and co-captain Molly Doyle The Owls went home after races. “The varsity four could at keeping their performance said. “Every time we get a break, Saturday’s Navy Day Regatta finish Top 10 [in the Schuylkill [consistent], and some guys dip, we can hear them cheering rewith a desire to improve and race] and the freshmen could some guys go high. I want guys ally loud and on our corners and plenty of ideas on how to do it. also place Top 10. And that’s that are more consistent [in the everything. It’s good to play at Temple competed in the what we’re shooting for, some- first boat], and I think I saw a home, it’s nice to know that we Men’s Open/Collegiate 8+ thing like that. I can’t tell you couple guys like that in the sec- have a good fan base. You can Final, with senior better than that. It’s so early in ond boat today.” always count on that.” Barry, one of two captains, Fergal Barry’s boat the season.” Attendance has been an isCREW White said plenty of chang- also saw where improvements coming in 14th in 12 sue for the school’s other prominutes, 46 seconds es were going to be made over could be made. grams, particularly the ones “[We need to work on] the and junior Connor Murphy’s the next two weeks, and he that play at the Ambler Sports boat clocking 12:57 for an 18th thinks the team will enjoy mak- back end and letting the boat run Complex. But the field hockey ing the necessary adjustments. CREW PAGE 19 place finish out of 32 boats.

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team, which plays on campus, has been thriving in that department. Geasey Field is averaging 410 people per game, a relatively high number considering the only available seating is two small sets of bleachers. The average attendance is also up more than 100 people from the average for 2012. The Owls are leading the Big East in attendance in their first year as an affiliate, with Louisville behind them in second with an average of 348 per game. Louisville’s stadium, however, holds 2,500 people. The Owls attracted 613 people in their opening game against Ohio State on Aug. 31 and then 553 in their second game against Maryland on Sept. 1. There were

572 people at Geasey Field for the Sept. 8 game against Richmond, but Temple hasn’t had more than 500 people at one of its home games since. Still, the team has had no problem surpassing the 300 mark, attracting less than that for only three games. One of those games was this past weekend’s win over Providence, which, even in the pouring rain, managed to gather 234 people. “I think our fans really see that we have something special here at Temple with our field hockey team,” assistant coach Kelly Driscoll said. “I think they have recognized and noticed how hard our girls have worked and how much this program has


The Owls beat Providence last weekend 3-1 at Geasey Field. The field hockey team is ranked No. 17 in the nation and is tied for third in the Big East. | ANDREW THAYER TTN

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Volume 92, Issue 08  

Issue for 15 October 2013.

Volume 92, Issue 08  

Issue for 15 October 2013.


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