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Commuters struggle with SEPTA delays Many commuters have faced delays and seat shortages since beginning the fall semester. By GILLIAN MCGOLDRICK Assistant News Editor

GENEVA HEFFERNAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Coach Matt Rhule walks the sideline during the Owls’ 28-13 loss to Army on Friday.

DEFENSE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS The Owls allowed 329 yards rushing in a loss to Army. By EVAN EASTERLING Assistant Sports Editor


att Rhule thought his defense had turned a corner late in the second quarter. Senior defensive lineman

Sharif Finch blocked a punt after an Army three-and-out deep in its own territory with the student section screaming behind them. After a field goal by junior kicker Austin Jones put Temple up by three points, the Owls’ defense forced another punt with one minute, 10 seconds left in the first half. Rhule’s defense looked to be finding its form after Army ran 27 plays for 116 yards and a touchdown on its first two drives of the game. Temple’s stinginess wouldn’t last. Army outscored Temple 21-3 in the second half to

earn a 28-13 victory. “I was like, ‘OK, we’ve settled down,’ and then we came out of the half,” Rhule said. “We made all the adjustments at halftime, and we made some good ones and they worked at times. ... I wouldn’t say we got beat by the option. We got beat by their offensive line, and fullback and quarterback.” Army sophomore running back Andy Davidson and junior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw combined to rush for 171 yards.

It’s normal for Dan Lapsley to stand in the center aisle of a crowded SEPTA regional rail car on the way home from his classes on Main Campus. The junior math and physics major has noticed that depending on the day, he might be squished in the aisle, or have a bit more room to breathe all the way home to his stop in Warminster, Pennsylvania. On Tuesdays, he said he’s squished back-to-back. Wednesdays, he can comfortably cross his legs and lean on chairs. But he said he’s not too upset about the railcar shortage that caused the packed conditions on SEPTA regional rail trains. “I’m an adult, you’ve got to suck it up sometimes,” Lapsley said. “That’s how it works.” SEPTA announced in early July that its SilverLiner V railcars, which comprise about one-third of cars on the regional rail, were being taken out of commission to repair a defect. Thirteen thousand passenger seats would be lost across the regional rail lines, the agency said. The first SilverLiner V cars returned to the rails last Thursday, but students who use the regional rail will continue to face delays and crowded conditions on SEPTA trains for the next several months. To prepare for students returning to Main



Donations from alumni help Temple meet its goal The university’s scholarship fund more than doubled from its 2015 total. By JULIE CHRISTIE News Editor The university announced Tuesday it passed its fundraising goal for 2016 and raised the highest amount for scholarships in the past five years. The $79.1 million in donations raised this year is the second highest amount the university has ever raised, falling short of last year’s $84.2 million, which was boosted by the $25 million donation from the late trustee Lewis Katz to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. “If you look at our fundraising over the last five years, the trend is up,” said Jim Dicker, vice president for institutional advancement. “This isn’t a one-year change. It’s been incrementally stepping up.” Alumni donations increased by 13.6 percent from 36,643 overall donors in 2015 to 41,626 in 2016. Scholarship donations more than doubled from $7.6 million in 2015


SHEFA AHSAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Adam Cottman (left), cleans a counter at the Saxbys coffee shop on Liacouras Walk. Kara Schoch works beside a mural in the shop, which reopened on Aug. 29 following extensive renovations.


Students petition to keep engineering library open COE students remain concerned that a library in their school will close in the next few years. By IMAN SULTAN For The Temple News Brandon Segal started using the Science and Engineering Library in the College of Engineering building during his sophomore year. “At that point, we started getting into pure engineering courses,” Segal said. “To study for those subjects, you have a lot of peer learning

and you study with other people to understand the homework problems, work through them, study for tests.” That was two years ago. Today, Segal is a senior, first-year master’s student and the current president of the Temple Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. The SEL, which is described on its website as a “home away from home” for the students who frequent it, will soon close its

doors to the people who used it the most, Segal said. Undergraduate engineering students need a group-oriented learning environment to study and succeed in their major, he added. “I really think it’s a shame,” Segal said. “But to be honest, I really don’t know what they’re doing with it.” Segal said the collaboration of engineering students who special-

ize in different fields of study helped students succeed in their courses, to “better understand homework problems and study for tests together.” “It’s pure learning because the curriculum is so diverse,” he said. “There’s going to be some people in the group of people you hang out with, who are better at certain things. In the group of people I hang


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Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, met with local black leaders on Friday. Read more on page 3.

Our columnist argues that more women should run for seats in local, state and federal government offices. Read more on page 4.

Temple students from several schools are starting their own businesses. Read more on page 7.

The men’s soccer team is off to an undefeated start four games into its season with the help of two new coaches. Read more on page 18.




Students face difficulties with financial aid office Student Financial Services moved to 1700 N. Broad St. for the fall and spring semesters. By JENNA SONG For The Temple News Construction in the basement of Cornell and Conwell halls has forced Student Financial Services to move to 1700 N. Broad St., leaving students unsure about where to go for financial help and some battling slow service. SFS still has its old address at 1801 N. Broad St. listed on the bottom of its website, even though renovations began over the summer. The new address is found once, on the “Contact Us” page. “I just walked in,” said Oyinade Adebayo, a freshman economics major. “I never called, but I went to the wrong place at first a couple weeks ago. Then I went over to the right place.” The renovations, while causing a temporary move, will last until they are completed in May 2017, according to a statement from university spokesman Brandon Lausch. Craig Fennell, director of SFS, said the relocation has had no effect on SFS’ phone service. But even before the transfer, several students complained that they were having a hard time reaching SFS over the phone. “The longest I’ve waited was about three hours,” said Raksha Patel, a freshman kinesiology major, about a time she called SFS in April, before she even came to Temple. “They disconnected me afterwards, so I decided to just walk into the [Student Financial Services] office.” Another student, sophomore computer science major Tyreak Al-

CHRISTOPHER HOOKS FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Student Financial Services moved to the second floor of 1700 N. Broad St. over the summer.

len, said SFS made him wait a long time before getting to speak with a representative. He said while the longest he’s had to wait was only 30 minutes, he still finds it easier to get financial help as a walk-in. Several students have said that walk-ins are easier than calling on the phone. “I called first, but after 30 minutes they hung up on me so I walked into the office,” said Lamere Figueroa, a sophomore psychology major.

“When I walked in, I waited about 40 minutes to talk to the representative.” The busiest times for SFS are during the beginning and end of each academic year, Fennell said. “Students wait until the last minute to call,” Fennell added. “I suggest they start early and finish early. Reach out to the office early rather than wait. Call in July or earlier and they won’t wait as much as they do when the school year starts.” Reaching out early is particu-

larly important for incoming freshmen, Fennell said, because their only option to get service is by calling or sending an email. With nearly 30,000 undergraduate students, the phone lines and email services at SFS become too busy, Fennell said. He added he was not sure if the phone systems the department uses are up-to-date. Fennell advised students to use TUportal to see if they can answer their own questions.

“But I’m not sure if portal is easy enough to use for parents as it is for students,” he added. Sometimes, he said, both students and parents will reach out to SFS at the same time and block up the system, slowing down service even more. “Financial aid is a partnership,” Fennell said. “Parents and students do their part and we do our part.” jera.song@temple.edu @jera_song

‘Creating balance between the community and Temple’ Community residents, students and university officials gathered Monday for a party. By LIAN PARSONS For The Temple News North Philadelphia residents host a Labor Day block party every year at 15th and Page streets, but it wasn’t until 22 years ago that students were first invited in an effort to welcome them to the neighborhood. Gregory Bonaparte, 60, has lived on 15th Street near Fontain for 40 years and worked at Temple as a maintenance worker for 23 years. He was one of the people who initiated this mingling of students and neighbors more than two decades ago. “The community used to host the block party, but students weren’t aware of it when it happened,” he said. “We wanted to welcome them with a relationship so they wouldn’t feel like visitors.” The Labor Day block party is now a collaboration between Campus Safety Services and the neighborhood. Campus Safety Services provides the food and the block captains organize the event by getting block party permissions from the city. On Monday afternoon, about 50 residents, students and university employees met on a lot on the corner of 15th and Page streets for hot dogs, hamburgers, Siddiq’s water ice and other traditional summer treats. Children zipped up and down the street on their bikes and a DJ played music for the partygoers. Students were invited to stay at the block party from noon until 4 p.m., but the party continued for residents until 8 p.m. Some of the students and other non-residents in attendance said they hadn’t had many experiences with the community. Chen Jin, a 2013 master’s marketing research alumnus, came with one of his friends. He said he did not engage with the community during his time at Temple, but said the block party was a way to “create balance between the community and Temple.” Longtime residents said they have seen News Desk 215-204-7419 news@temple-news.com

many changes to the neighborhood over the years. Milton Pollard, 62, who lives on Bouvier Street near Montgomery Avenue, has lived on and off in North Philadelphia since 1956. “I’ve seen a lot of changes, I’m all for changes,” he said. “It’s starting to mellow out somewhat.” Pollard said there are “good students and not-so-good students,” but those who usually behave disruptively are usually the ones who have “never been away from home.” He said he has grown close to university employees like Captain Eileen Bradley, the community liaison for Campus Safety Services, who has become “like family.” Estelle Wilson, a block captain on the 2000 block of North 15th Street, has lived on that street since 1945, where she raised her children

and some of her grandchildren. Some of the changes she has seen have not been positive, she said. “Temple has taken over,” she said. “[Temple is] trying to run all of us out.” Many residents have left the neighborhood while more students have moved in and the block party has less community members in attendance than it used to, Wilson said. Wilson’s responsibilities as a block captain include keeping the block clean, as well as ensuring the community and students “get along and work together.” The block party helps the two groups get to know each other, she added. Student Body President Aron Cowen said the block party is a way to “bridge the divide” between students and residents and “shows

commitment on both sides” to talking about issues. “A lot of it is talking with students and the community and setting expectations,” he said. “I don’t think it’s malice, just misunderstanding.” Bonaparte shares this viewpoint and encouraged the neighborhood and the university to keep up a dialogue about issues and continue to communicate. He said the 22 years of students and residents sharing a barbecue every Labor Day has been positive. “[It shows] they don’t give up on trying to build a relationship,” he said. lian.parsons@temple.edu @Lian_Parsons

LINH THAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Students and community residents enjoy a Labor Day block party on Monday at the corner of 15th and Page streets.

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TRUMP MEETS WITH BLACK LEADERS IN PHILLY Anti-Trump organizers arranged a “Trump Out of Philly” event outside the meeting in Fairmount. By LIAN PARSONS For The Temple News When news of Donald Trump’s visit to Philadelphia to meet with African-American leaders in the community reached activist groups like the Philadelphia Coalition for REAL Justice Thursday night, they immediately began organizing. The group posted a “Trump Out of Philly” event to its Facebook page at about 7 p.m. Thursday — the night before the Republican presidential candidate was scheduled to arrive in the city. Less than 24 hours after the post, more than 50 protesters gathered at the corner of Broad and Brown streets in response to Trump’s visit. Trump met with 14 African-American leaders, including James Jones, Calvin Tucker, Renee Amore and Shalga Hightower on Friday. The 2 p.m. meeting was held in The View, an event hall owned by Greater Exodus Baptist Church on Broad Street near Brown. A chain of police officers on bicycles and more than 10 police vehicles secured the area. A megaphone connected to a speaker was used as an “open mic” and protesters addressed issues like racism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia and ableism. Protesters also used the megaphone to lead chants like “Black lives matter,” “not one more deportation” and “no más Trump.” Jones, who is running as a Republican for the second congressional district, was one of the 14 people in the meeting. He spoke to protesters and reporters after the meeting, addressing criticisms of Trump. “[The meeting] is not a sham,” he said. “It was a time that we got to meet the Republican presidential candidate and he spoke well, he

MARGO REED FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS More than 50 protesters staged a demonstration in the streets as Donald Trump conferred with Black leaders in North Philadelphia Friday afternoon.

spoke well to all of us.” Jones said sound bites can influence perception, especially of some of Trump’s controversial opinions. “He’s not a racist bigot,” Jones said. “He’s a family man, he’s a Christian man. We all got a chance to pray, we had to talk about some of the issues that are important to all of us.” Jones said Trump endorsed a plan which aims to bring 5,000 jobs to Philadelphia, but gave no further details. “He’s planning to bring in jobs back into the community and to help address high levels

MARGO REED FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS A motorcade of Philadelphia police officers kept order as traffic e an to uild on Broad and the surroundin streets.

of unemployment,” he added. “We didn’t set a blueprint.” “[Trump] thinks his money can buy his way into the African-American community,” said Paula Peebles, Philadelphia chapter founder of the National Action Network, Rev. Al Sharpton’s civil rights group. “Trump is not welcome [in North Philadelphia].” Peebles said she doesn’t believe Trump’s bid for African-American votes in the city will be successful. “He’s a small man,” Peebles told The Temple News after her speech on the megaphone. “He’s a coward. … We will not fall for [pandering.]” The front line of protesters held banners, including one with a brick print reading “Wall Off Trump.” Other protesters milled throughout the crowd, holding signs and posters with slogans like “Slavery made America great,” “White Silence = Consent” and “Never Trump.” Several protesters represented Juntos, a community-led immigrants’ rights organization based in South Philadelphia. According to its website, Juntos primarily represents the Latinx communities of Philadelphia. Erika Almiron, Juntos’ executive director, said she has concerns about “Trump’s racist rhetoric.” “His speech a couple of days ago really showed how he likes to criminalize our whole community,” she said. “We have families here, we have loved ones here. … You can’t ever tell somebody’s immigration [status] just by looking at them, so at the end of the day, it’s really about blanketly putting racism on all black and brown people.” Michael Wilson, a 1985 political science

alumnus and steering committee member for the Philly Coalition for REAL Justice, said the protest was organized less than 24 hours before it started, and Juntos was contacted in the first hour of the organization process. Wilson added Juntos’ participation and solidarity was a vital part of the protest. “It was very important that Donald Trump see the day that the Black Lives Matter community here in Philadelphia is very much in alliance with the immigrant community,” he said. “Our fight is their fight and their fight is our fight. … It takes a lot of unity out here to really change things.” An altercation broke out when a protester tried to grab a Trump supporter’s poster which read, “I love walls.” Gerald Lambert, a lifelong Democrat who was holding the poster, said he “likes Trump’s honesty.” He added that Trump can “make America safer again by weeding out the bad apples” as well as improve the economy because “he knows business.” Lambert, a 1967 alumnus of economics and business, recently registered as a Republican. “I like to stand up for the First Amendment and my rights as a free person,” Lambert added. “I don’t think Americans appreciate the First Amendment. I don’t think they take advantage of it.” U.S. Navy veteran Sean Ciccarone also stood across the street, his arms folded behind a black T-shirt that read, “Veterans Against Trump.” “I am deeply and personally offended by a lot of the remarks that Donald Trump has said about veterans and the military in and of itself,” he said. Ciccarone said he was raised with Democratic beliefs, but his political perspective shifted during his five years in the Navy from 19982003. “The military does a really good job of changing your viewpoints of the world and making you turn a little bit more conservative, makes you believe that the Republican party does more for its service members,” he said. “But once you get out and you get a little more enlightened, you realize that’s not true, because neither party has done anything for veterans or its service members for the last 40 years.” Other protesters expressed concern with the candidates of both political parties. Cornelius Moody, a 2016 neuroscience alumn and organizer with REAL Justice, said Hillary Clinton doesn’t focus on issues like raising the minimum wage, reforming voting rights acts or international policies. “There are some third party candidates that I think are much more representative,” he said. “I think that the major issue, especially at the level of presidency is that it’s very difficult to get media attention and get momentum to actually be elected, but that doesn’t change the fact that they’re better candidates. … I understand that this political system doesn’t allow my views to be represented on a large scale because it doesn’t include [them].” lian.parsons@temple.edu @Lian_Parsons

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Engage with respect We hope the Temple community remains involved during election season. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump visited North Philadelphia Friday and was met by more than 50 protesters and a smattering of supporters. The candidate was visiting to talk with AfricanAmerican community leaders about why he believes Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will worsen issues of poverty, unemployment and crime in the city, philly.com reported. “[The meeting] is not a sham,” James Jones, who is running as a Republican for the second congressional district, told The Temple News. “It was a time that we got to meet the Republican presidential candidate and he spoke well, he spoke well to all of us.” We heard from many Philadelphians, though, that Trump’s presence in North Philadelphia was not wanted. Erika Almiron, the executive director of Juntos, a community-led immigrants’ rights organization, said she has concerns about “Trump’s racist rhetoric.” “His speech a couple of

days ago really showed how he likes to criminalize our whole community,” she said. In the past, presidents Jimmy Carter, John F. Kennedy and most recently, Barack Obama, have all visited Main Campus to drum up support from young people during election seasons. Following Clinton’s rally at McGonigle Hall in July, university spokesmen told The Temple News that the university remains bipartisan in its hosting of political events. Any candidate, provided they pay to book a space, could host a rally on Main Campus, they said. While The Temple News doesn’t endorse presidential candidates or affiliate with a political party, we do encourage the Temple community to take advantage of their rights when it comes to doing so. We encourage students, faculty and community members to continue respectfully expressing their political opinions like we saw Friday when it comes to local, state and national elections in November.

Students have expressed concerns over Student Financial Services changing locations. from an email notification so they could have properly planned how to contact SFS as they receive information about their loans and other aid for the upcoming year. Temple touts its commitment to affordability and must realize that SFS should be extremely accessible to students. The Temple News has heard complaints about issues with phone service, the change in location due to construction and a lack of communication. These issues, at the start of the new semester, act as roadblocks to students. Some of these are not new problems for SFS. While we are sure the location change has caused some challenges for the staff of SFS, we hope the move will urge SFS to more effectively communicate with students and to adapt to the needs they have expressed moving forward.

CORRECTIONS In the story “Administration shake up: What we know” that ran Aug. 30, the graphic on Page 3 incorrectly stated that former President Neil Theobald dismissed Hai-Lung Dai as Provost after the university’s deficit grew to $22. The deficit was actually $22 million. 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 Joe Brandt at editor@ temple-news.com or 215-204-6737.


here needs to e more omen runnin for office at all levels of overnment.


n July 26, at the Democratic National Conven- dent body president was Natalie Ramos-Castillo during the tion in Philadelphia, history was made as the first 2010-2011 school year. woman — Hillary Clinton — was nominated to be While it may seem self-explanatory, if there were more president by a major political party. Clinton’s nomi- women running for president in the next TSG elections, then nation at the DNC was historic for women, but female repre- the chances for another woman student body president would sentation in government will still remain low even if Clinton increase. This is also true for local, state, and national elections. wins the presidency. Having women in office is dependent on women running for Robin Kolodny, chair of the political science department, office. explains this is because of a supply problem. “It’s not that voters won’t vote for women, it’s not that peo“In fact, what we now know, is that it’s women themselves ple don’t think women are competent, it’s just that the typical who are getting in the way,” Kolodny said. “In other words, they American [voter] never has a woman on the ballot,” Kolodny don’t run as often, that is the bottom line.” said. Kolodny said in the Citizen Political Ambition Study from Perhaps the lack of female representation in government the book “It Takes A Candidate: Why Women Don’t Run for elections is due to the number of potential women candidates Office,” a group of men and women who who are mothers. Sadly, it seems society cannot separate womwere all seen as potential candidates based en from outdated gender roles and many in the general public on their professions were asked if they had see motherhood as conflicting with candidacy. Women candiever considered running for office or if dates often receive criticism for being away from their children, they had ever been asked about it. The men but motherhood shouldn’t make women feel like less qualified in the study mostly said they had either candidates. thought about it or had been asked about it, “As soon as a woman starts to show her interest in running but the opposite was true for women. they say, ‘Well, how are you going to take care of your kids,’ “And most importantly, here’s the kick- which they never say to a male candidate,” Kolodny said. ZARI TARAZONA er: they didn’t think they were qualified,” Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House of RepresentaKolodny said. tives and mother of five, waited until her youngest child was a But most of the time, when women do run, they high school senior before running for Congress in 1987. perform just as well as their male counterparts, Clinton did not have to worry about this particular critiKolodny said. cism because her daughter Chelsea is 36 years old. But when Kelly Dawson, vice president of services for TemClinton’s granddaughter was born in September 2014, many ple Student Government, was unsure if she had the people questioned whether Clinton would still make a presiqualifications to run for vice president last spring dential run — as if running for office and being a grandbecause she felt TSG never previously interested mother are mutually exclusive. her. Clearly, that is not the case. Right here in Pennsylvania, “I realized once campaigning started Clinton currently holds an eight-point lead over Repubthat, first of all, you can kind of pick up lican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according on it, and not everyone has to know to Philly.com. everything about TSG ahead of And while the first woman president would time,” Dawson, a senior psycholbe another huge milestone for women’s equality, ogy and economics major, said. the lack of female representation in all levels “You just have to know what of government will not be fixed with one you want to see from Temple woman. and what students want.” “I think that the issues for women are Dawson said she has bestructural and institutional and electing a gun to seriously consider woman president is not going to have a a future in public service material difference,” said Sandra Subecause of how much arez, a political science professor. she enjoyed campaignMy hope is that more women caning. didates come forward after seeing During last spring’s Clinton clinch her party’s nominaTSG elections, there tion and that these women receive was only one womthe necessary public and political an running for stusupport to run for and hold govdent body president ernment offices. on the four competing tickets — Tina Ngo zari.tarazona@temple.edu of Take TU. And the last time TSG had a woman stuCOURTNEY REDMON | THE TEMPLE NEWS ECONOMY

Accessibility needed The Student Financial Services office, an essential resource to most Temple students, has changed locations due to construction. “I went to the wrong place at first a couple weeks ago,” said Oyinade Adebayo, a freshman economics major. “Then I went over to the right place.” The new address is only listed once on the “Contact Us” page of the SFS website, while the old address is still listed at the bottom of every page of its website. SFS should have properly updated its information by the start of the fall semester for students, especially freshmen and transfer students who may not have known the original office location. In addition to removing conflicting location information, SFS should have announced its location change more prominently online. Returning students would have also benefitted

First woman nominee: not enough

Minimum wage not meant for living The Democratic Party’s latform conflates the minimum wage with the living wage.


n late July, the Democratic National Convention took place here in Philadelphia. For the first time ever, the Democratic Party supported a $15 minimum wage in their official party platform. “Democrats believe that the current minimum wage is a starvation wage and must be increased to a living wage,” the platform reads. Although the Democratic Party has good intentions, the truth is that not all minimum wage jobs warrant an increase in MATTHEW KECK wages. “The wage they warrant has to do with what the market determines,” said Gary Bowman, an associate professor of economics. “Arbitrarily forcing it up higher is an unfortunate policy.” Many unskilled jobs simply do not produce a lot for a business, and often it’s not hard to find willing workers to fill these positions. Increasing the minimum wage would force employers to pay their employees high wages, despite their low market value. Many proponents of the $15 minimum wage, like those who contributed to the Democratic party’s platform, argue the minimum wage should be a living wage. The minimum wage, however, is by definition, the wage floor. And the

wage floor is the lowest hourly pay that an employer can pay an employee under normal circumstances — some exceptions include certain tipped jobs and internships. The wage floor should not be connected to the living wage because not all workers need higher wages to survive. According to the Pew Research Center, about half of the people working at or below the minimum wage in the United States are in the 16- to 24-year-old age range, and often younger people do not need to earn a living wage to survive. I pay for some of my bills myself, but fortunately my parents help me with a lot of my living expenses. From my experience with roommates and friends at Temple, this level of financial dependence is common for college students. It is not fair to force employers to pay minimum wage workers a living wage, when a large population of low-wage workers do not actually need a living wage because they’re dependent on their parents. Another problem with claiming workers deserve a living wage is the ambiguity of the term itself. “I don’t know what the definition of a living wage is. ... It has something to do with someone’s standard of living,” Bowman said. “It seems like an arbitrary concept.” The current conversation regarding the minimum wage uses this term often, but it is rarely quantifiable, even as a sort of estimate. Framing the conversation around a living wage only gets more complex — not only is it hard to accurately measure, but the living wage also varies greatly in different regions of the United States.

According to MIT’s living wage calculator, the average hourly living wage in Pennsylvania for one adult is $10.23, while the hourly living wage in Arkansas for one adult is $9.50. This difference between states may not seem substantial, but the issue becomes more evident when you look at the differences in counties within a single state. Philadelphia County has a living wage of $11.43 for one adult, while York County has a living wage of $9.33. I find it hard to support the overarching increase in the federal minimum wage the Democratic party’s platform proposes because the living wage is so variable across the nation and within states. Alexandria Dotson, from Temple’s chapter of 15 Now, a national organization that fights to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, believes an increased minimum wage would be beneficial to the economy. When more money is given to low-level workers, they will spend more. “It’s a lot better for people to have more money in their wages because that’s how you stimulate revenue, and it creates jobs,” said Dotson, a senior economics and political science major. Dotson makes a logical argument. With more money, workers can spend more, which will likely help the economy. The problem is while paying higher wages may do the economy good, this doesn’t mean the government should have the authority to force employers to increase wages — especially to meet a standard that is as unpredictable as the living wage. MatthewKeck@temple.edu

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his August, the drug manufacturer Mylan increased the price of the popular epinephrine auto-injector brand “EpiPen,” which is used to end anaphylactic shock in people having allergic reactions, to about $600 for a standard two-pack. This equates to a roughly 400 percent price markup throughout the last several years. In 2007, when Mylan acquired the patent for the life-saving drug injector, the cost of an EpiPen two-pack was about $57. Mylan has raised the price of the drug every year since it acquired the patent. Mylan CEO Heather Bresch has also seen her yearly salary increase from about $2.4 million to nearly $19 million in roughly the same time. Mylan is not only putting lives at risk with this EpiPen price spike, it is taking advantage of the broken United States drug market. CHRISTIAN MATOZZO “I’m OK with there being higher prices for some time,” said Douglas Webber, an assistant professor of economics. “But that period has long since passed. [Mylan] has more than made up the profits for taking the risk.” Soon after the price spike was announced, Mylan tried to quell outrage from the EpiPen markup by releasing both a $300 voucher for EpiPen users with high copays and their own cheaper generic version of the drug injector, but EpiPen users like myself may still lose out. Some consumers have already reported instances of pharmacies and insurance companies denying the discount from the vouchers. And because the term “EpiPen” is so commonly used, doctors could forget to write prescriptions for the generic epinephrine auto-injector, causing consumers to pay the higher price because pharmacists can’t alter prescriptions. The unfortunate truth is that EpiPen users are at the mercy of whatever decisions Mylan continues to make — and I fully understand this reliance. Last April, I had an allergic reaction and needed to use my EpiPen for the first time. It turned out the salad I was eating contained pesto, which is made from pine nuts. While the reaction wasn’t severe, my mouth swelled up and I knew what was going to happen next if I didn’t act quickly. After injecting myself with my EpiPen and taking Benadryl, I was driven to the hospital and had to stay there for the next few hours under surveillance.

This is the scenario for which many with severe allergies have to prepare themselves — at every restaurant and at every meal. Life can suddenly be on pause, and it’s precisely why an EpiPen is necessary for everyone with severe allergies to have at all times. According to IMS Health, more than 3.6 million prescriptions for EpiPens were filled last year, and unfortunately Mylan has only rewarded consumer loyalty with numerous price spikes and lawsuits that have kept EpiPen competitors out of the market. In 2009 and 2010, one of the companies Mylan acquired sued two other EpiPen market competitors looking to get FDA approval to manufacture a generic EpiPen. Webber said that due to the cost and high-risk nature of developing drugs, patents are given in the United States to spur development of life-saving drugs, yet Mylan is working to limit any competition. Webber criticized Mylan’s release of the generic epinephrine injector, calling it “a textbook case of monopolistic behavior” in an email. “This is an anticompetitive play by Mylan,” Webber added in the email. “The strategy they are pursuing is: capture so much of the market share with their generic EpiPen that it deters competitors from entering because they would not be able to be profitable.” “They know that the gravy train is about to stop,” Webber added. “It’s amazing how much even a little bit of competition lowers prices.” For those whose EpiPens are covered by insurance, the high prices are costing insurance companies more money. Even if consumers are not paying for most of the cost of EpiPens, insurance companies are paying full price. They then pass this cost onto consumers through monthly premiums, a phenomenon called “double marginalization.” Webber said with double marginalization consumers must go through multiple companies looking to make money, leaving consumers unable to directly influence the price through purchase. “In this market, conditions for consumers are worse than a monopoly,” Webber said. “It’s closer to an oligopoly.” EpiPen carriers like myself currently have no influence over the price of a drug that we desperately need to control our allergic reactions. Mylan needs to remember the customers they serve are trusting them to provide a lifesaving product. The company’s necessary profits have surely been made by now after years of price hikes. Mylan needs to stop testing its consumer loyalty and start putting people before profits. cmatozzo@temple.edu @AWholeLifeDem

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May 10, 1980: Protesters gathered on Broad Street as President Jimmy Carter held a town hall meeting in McGonigle Hall. Members of Temple’s local cha ter of the merican ederation of State ounty and unici al m loyees union ere amon those athered. he S had een the first ma or union to su ort arter hen he first ran for resident in 1 7 . By 1 0 union mem ers had ro n unha y ith arter s olicies in re ard to the poor and working class. Although Carter was running for re-election at the time, the group called for Carter to resign. This past Friday protesters gathered once again in North Philly as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came to speak with AfricanAmerican community leaders. The meeting was held in an event hall owned by the Greater Exodus Baptist Church, on Broad Street near Brown. More than 0 rotesters athered to condemn rum s visit dra in attention to his controversial vie s. rotestors addressed issues li e race immi ration and sexism.

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The Welcome Week event provides LGBTQIA-identifying freshmen with resources to navigate college life.


y first exposure to Temple’s LGBTQIA community was a missed connection. It was at the student organization fair during Welcome Week of August 2013. I had a new friend attached to my hip, and rainbows beckoned from the Queer Student Union table, but I couldn’t find the courage to walk over. I wasn’t yet sure enough of my identity to feel like a rightful recruit, and more importantly, I didn’t know how my new pal would respond. Putting my name on that mailing list seemed like the equivalent to publicly and prematurely outing myself on Liacouras Walk. I couldn’t do it. LGBTQIA-identifying freshmen shouldn’t have to feel this same vulnerability. And luckily, they don’t have to anymore. OuTU is a Welcome Week event organized by the HEART Peer Educators of the Wellness Resource Center. This past Welcome Week, the event was held for the second year in a row. The event is geared specifically toward LGBTQIA students, offering them resources and a chance to more easily meet other LGBTQIA-identifying students One of the event’s organizers, Lydia Smith, ALLIE WALLACE said the WRC works to make LGBTQIA students feel included. “When I was a freshman, I wasn’t out to anyone,” said Smith, a senior social work major and program assistant for gender and sexuality inclusion at the WRC. “Becoming part of the WRC was really important. It was such a welcoming, supportive environment that I was like, ‘OK, I can be out here.’”

It can be intimidating or dangerous for a LGBTQIAidentifying student to be open about their identity.

The WRC’s event allowed students to meet LGBTQIA-identifying upperclassmen like Smith, hear their stories and learn about LGBTQIA resources and opportunities at Temple and in Philadelphia. Interactive panel discussions introduced students to non-straight and non-cisgender campus life, available support systems and channels for responding to discrimination. Being introduced to those on campus who are available to talk about LGBTQIA issues is important for new students who may have questions as they make their transition from high school to college, which can be hard for students who are not straight or cisgender. For example, in shared living situations that are often considered a staple of college life, LGBTQIA students can be wary of being placed with a homophobic or transphobic roommate. It can be intimidating or dangerous for a LGBTQIA-identifying student to be open about their identity. This position can lead students to stay closeted, putting them under extra mental and emotional strain and causing them to feel socially alienated. Bernadette Karpf, who studied theater at Temple from 2014 to 2016, was affected by Temple’s gendered dorm policies during her freshman year. Karpf, who identifies as transgender, was in the process of changing her legally registered gender marker when she came to Temple, and she was told that she couldn’t live in women’s housing until the change was complete. She was forced to live in a single room until the following year. “Living in a single, frankly, sucked,” Karpf said. “It made me feel like an outcast, like I wasn’t a real girl. I just felt like an outsider.” This is the type of situation that incoming transgender students may face and should be able to hear about firsthand from upperclassmen who’ve already experienced it. Karpf said she would have liked to experienced an event like OuTU during her freshman year. “Having a way to meet a community would have been really awesome and given me an easier time making friends,” Karpf said. It is also possible that professors and staff members will treat LGBTQIA students disrespectfully or discriminatorily when in class. Considering the unequal power dynamics between students and faculty in the university setting, students can feel powerless to respond to a faculty member’s inappropriate comments or behavior if they are unaware of the institutional outlets for reporting discrimination. The potential for these scenarios makes OuTU an even more important event. Being exposed to LGBTQIA-friendly faculty and staff during their first days at Temple allows freshmen to know there are people in power to turn to for guidance. Events like OuTU are important in making LGBTQIA-identifying students feel prepared for the next four years of their lives on Main Campus. Smith said her goal was to provide incoming students with safety and support through OuTU. That goal seemed to have been achieved from my perspective. I overheard one attendee who said, “I feel relaxed for the first time this week.” During OuTU this past Welcome Week, I found myself sitting in a circle alongside nervous and excited faces, introducing ourselves with the names and the pronouns we use. I wished my freshman self could have sat beside me. Maybe she would have felt safe and supported and would have owned her non-straightness sooner. Maybe she would have put her name on the mailing list. alexandra.wallace@temple.edu





Board of Trustees elects legal expert

Cosby to reappear for pre-trial conference Bill Cosby will attend a pre-trial conference in Montgomery County today on charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted and drugged former Temple employee, Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby’s appeal to end the case was turned down in May at a preliminary hearing and is moving onto the next phase of the process later today. The date of the trial is yet to be determined and is likely to be discussed at the pre-trial proceeding. -Gillian McGoldrick


Police investigating armed robbery near Main Campus Three people were robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning, Temple police said. Two of the three victims are Temple students, but no one was hurt. The three were walking when they were approached from behind by a man on a bicycle, who asked to use one of their cellphones, said Charlie Leone, executive director of Campus Safety Services. When one of them refused, the man on the bicycle showed a silver handgun. The man then told them to place the phone on the ground, Leone said. He then picked it up and fled north on 16th Street. Leone added that police surveyed the area with the victims but could not find the man or the stolen phone. The victims described the man to be in his early 20s, thin, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a lazy right eye. -Julie Christie


Temple rises in rankings for Google Scholar citations The latest ranking of Google Scholar citations of faculty work puts Temple at No. 18, above other nationally ranked schools like Princeton at No. 19, New York University (No. 25) and the University of Pennsylvania, which ranked No. 44. The university rose 11 ranks from 2015, when it was No. 29. The rankings were compiled by Cybermetrics Lab, a research firm based in Spain, and accounted for the research done by the top 10 faculty members at each ranked university. Temple’s faculty had around 895,000 citations. The number of citations is used by researchers to determine the impact and influence of the published research by faculty. -Brianna Cicero


Photo of Philly cop with Nazi tattoo goes viral A photo shared on Facebook last week, of an onduty cop with an alleged Nazi tattoo, has gone viral on multiple social media platforms. Philadelphia native Evan Parish Matthews, who posted the photo, said the officer’s name is Ian Hans Lichtermann and that when this photo was taken, Lichtermann was on duty during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Democratic National Convention. From the photos posted on Matthews’ Facebook page, the tattoo appears to read “Fatherland” — a term used to describe Third Reich Germany — and has a picture known to have been associated with the Nazi party. Matthews said he filed an official complaint with the Philadelphia Police Department, in which he states that the tattoo in question casts doubt on Officer Lichtermann’s ability to enforce the law in a non-oppressive, unbiased manner. The Philadelphia Police released a statement with assurances that internal affairs is investigating the tattoo and will take appropriate action when the need arises. -Amanda Lien

Michael Reed was voted onto the Board in July. By JONATHAN GILBERT For The Temple News Michael Reed and Provost JoAnne Epps met early in their careers and bonded over being young African-Americans in the National Bar Association. Years later, they still work together — in July, the Board voted for Reed to join Temple’s Board of Trustees. Reed graduated from the College of Liberal Arts with a degree in political science in 1969. From Temple, he went on to Yale Law School to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer. Reed joined the law firm Pepper Hamilton in 1972, after he graduated from Yale. He was named partner in 1980 and still works for the firm as special counsel in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring. Reed believes his background as a lawyer helps him in leadership positions. “There’s something in the training of lawyers that prepares them to serve in positions of leadership in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations,” he said. Epps and Reed have been friends for more than 30 years and work together

professionally on the Philadelphia Board of Ethics, which holds the city accountable to the ethics code made by City Council in 1962. Reed has chaired the Board of Ethics since December 2012. “He’s a very good leader, organized, disciplined, yet very patient and willing to listen to people,” Epps said. Epps said Reed’s dedication to the intuitions he has been serving his whole life will be no different now that he has been given the position at Temple. “I think his service on the Board of Ethics and other organizations bespeaks to his commitment in lending his services to the betterment of various institutions,” she added. Reed has also worked as special counsel to Temple’s Alumni Association. His other leadership positions have included working on the executive board with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. He served as president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and as the state delegate for Pennsylvania in the American Bar Association. “Mike has been incredibly selfless with his time and generous in making contributions to many bar associations at the state and national level,” Epps said. Reed believes that his experience

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Campus, SEPTA met with officials from Temple to discuss the railcar shortage, said Kristin Geiger, SEPTA’s Public Information Manager. “We wanted to make sure students and staff coming from outside Philadelphia were fully aware of the changes so they could plan ahead,” Geiger said. Geiger said SEPTA will begin providing supplementary bus services starting Tuesday for certain stations across select Regional Rail lines so students can be dropped off at Fern Rock station and take the Broad Street Line to Main Campus. Geiger said she thanks students and staff for their patience during this issue, but some students are getting fed up. “Sometimes trains don’t even come when they’re supposed to or a different backup train comes and it’s a really old train,” Doris Morris, senior psychology major said. Morris said commuting is “more annoying” now because officials check for tickets before students go up the stairs to the platform. The officials stand at the bottom of the stairs and do not allow people without tickets up onto the deck between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., according to SEPTA’s website. Students are unable to buy tickets while on the train leaving Philadelphia — because of this, Morris said she has missed trains. But Morris said she’s glad SEPTA reacted to keep passengers safe. “As long as the transportation is safe, nobody wants to be on an unsafe train,” she said. “As long as they fix it soon, though.” Kevin Clark, Temple’s chief operating officer, encouraged students in an email last week to use other modes of transportation. “Though SEPTA is doing everything it can to bring cars back to service and mitigate the situation, we want to bring your attention to the commuting challenges you may face if using SEPTA Regional Rail and the need to monitor changes in schedules, train arrival times and fare collections,” Clark wrote. Junior biochemistry major Aaron Cushnie tried taking the bus at the beginning of the year, but found the delays he met on the train once or twice times a week were more bearable. “Sometimes the trains will be really late,” Cushnie said. “I’ll just ask around to see if someone wants to hang out or just grab a cup of coffee and wait.” Although delays are frequent, Cushnie said it won’t stop him from commuting a fourth year, because he doesn’t want the financial stress that would come from living on campus. “You just have to wake up earlier to make your train.” gillian.mcgoldrick@temple.edu @gill_mcgoldrick

working with nonprofit organizations will help him on the Board of Trustees. “In my many years of service, I have learned about the challenges and requirements of serving for an important charitable institution,” he said. Reed said he is learning about how complicated it is to be on the board of a large educational institution with a health care component. “I am quickly becoming aware of the complexity of running and governing an institution as large and diverse as Temple,” he said. Reed added he will define his success at the end of his term through Temple’s ability to be a good neighbor, to provide quality health care and to provide an excellent education. “If all those things continue to head in a positive direction, then the Board did a good job while I was a member,” Reed said. “I am grateful that he has chosen Temple’s Board of Trustees for him to spend some of his time, because other organizations have benefited from his presence,” Epps said. jonathan.irwin.gilbert@temple.edu @jonnygilbs96

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to $15.6 million in 2016. Of that money donated in 2016 for scholarships, $5 million of it, in the Beasley School of Law, came from trustee Leonard Barrack and his wife Lynne. Dicker said the increase came from an “extraordinary investment” in alumni outreach. The team that focuses on outreach has grown from six to 16 people in five years under the direction of Ken Lawrence, vice president for Alumni Relations. “There are many, many ways we reach out to alumni,” Dicker said. “There are chapters and societies with events in different geographic regions and among affinity groups. We have tailgates, cultural activities, homecoming and alumni weekend.” Dicker said another jump in alumni involvement came from first-time participants, who made up 62 percent of attendees at events held throughout the year. He said there is a correlation between first-time attendees and firsttime donors. Of the $79.1 million total donations to the university, $22.8 million went to support for students, making it the largest portion of the total fundraising. Endowments that support cultural and student programs, scholarships and restricted annual gifts made up another $20 million in gifts. There are 172 total gifts for endowments, said Jennifer Trautwein, associate vice president of advancement services in the Office of Institutional Advancement. One of the largest parts of re-

stricted annual gifts, which total $13.5 million, includes almost $10 million in donations to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, she said in an email. Another $3.3 million is going to gifts for endowment and $2.2 million is going to grants. The third highest category of fundraising, totaling $14.1 million for this year, is going to the university’s Annual Fund, which is made of annual gifts of less than $50,000 from students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends. “Gifts to the annual fund are designated by the donor to the area of their choice, so their gift can literally support just about anything at Temple,” Trautwein said in an email. “A donor can support a sports team, financial aid, an art project, a musical program, scholarships, study abroad efforts, technology upgrades. It is completely donor driven.” Gifts to construction and renovation projects are sorted into a fund for New and Renovated Facilities, which makes up $5.8 million of 2016’s total donations. This money can go to projects like the new library that is currently under construction and renovations around campus. Donations specified to fund construction of the proposed stadium were not released. Trautwein said the university has had “a number of conversations with individuals about private support for the stadium” and that the conversations are ongoing. She added approval of the project would result in commitments to donate directly to the stadium. julie.christie@temple.edu @ChristieJules

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Focusing on inequities at universities

The ‘grit’ of entrepreneurs on campus

A well-known higher education researcher joined Temple’s College of Education.

With some help from university resources, Temple students are starting their own ventures. By EMILY SCOTT GRACE SHALLOW The Temple News

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inequality came together. “There’s not that many people studying the sociology of education and particularly of college students,” Goldrick-Rab said. “I also could feel the bubbling of, ‘Something is going to happen with inequality.’ I could tell the prices were going to get high.” Dr. Goldrick-Rab didn’t originally want to be a professor. “I was a doer,” Goldrick-Rab said. “I didn’t think being a professor would let me be a doer.”

To be an entrepreneur, Brandon Study said you have to be willing to go without sleep. “I’m even still learning,” he said. “It takes a very special type of person.” Study, a senior entrepreneurship major, started Into the Nations, a non-profit focused on helping artisans in underdeveloped countries form profitable businesses. He also launched a Kickstarter campaign for his clothing line Understand Your Brand in July and raised more than $6,000 by the end of August, exceeding his original goal of $3,675. Other students like Study have created their own businesses, some based in other continents and others in dorm rooms. Some have taken advantage of resources like the Blackstone LaunchPad and Fox School of Business’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute (IEI). Neha Raman, a junior finance major, used Blackstone to transform an idea she thought of during high school into a full-fledged company. Raman is the creator of Rungh, a customizable nail polish kit. She has competed in competitions like College Pitch Philly and the Be Your Own Boss Bowl, in which she came in second on the undergraduate track, winning $10,000. “I think the best part about Temple is students are so open minded and creative and I think by having people from many different backgrounds and very different exposures in life, kind of plays on to the advantage here,” Raman said. “Temple is such a great place where people can act creatively.” Julie Stapleton Carroll, program director of



hen Sara Goldrick-Rab attended graduate school, she was known as the “peanut butter sandwich

lady.” She would make sandwiches and bring them to Prevention Point Philadelphia, an organization that offers clean needles for medicinal use at a low cost. The program sets up weekly on the corner of 3rd Street and Girard Avenue. Goldrick-Rab, who has done extensive research on inequality, most recently within higher education, joined Temple’s College of Education in July and will continue her research here. She hopes to start teaching courses at Temple in Fall 2017. Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, Goldrick-Rab studied sociology at the College of William & Mary and earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. Goldrick-Rab became interested in sociology when reading about divorce, something her family had just experienced, in a class at William & Mary. “I was reading all the research about what happens to children of divorce and I was immediately attracted to sociology because it was about real people’s lives,” said Goldrick-Rab, who transferred to George Washington University to finish her undergraduate degree. She said inequality piqued her inter-

PATRICK CLARK / THE TEMPLE NEWS Sara Goldrick-Rab sits with “Paying the Price,” a book she wrote about the cost of higher education.


“I think I’ve always kind of understood the privileges I have and that were given to me because my grandparents went to college,” she said. “There was a legacy in my family of college-going that I always understood to be a big deal.” She didn’t decide to study education until she needed to earn money for graduate school. Goldrick-Rab’s adviser approached her about a grant he received to study community colleges. Once she stepped foot on a community college campus, all of her studies about

Sandwich shop brings ‘Italian cuisine’ to North Broad Paesano’s, an Italian specialty sandwich shop, opened its fourth location this summer near Main Campus. By GRACE SHALLOW Deputy Features Editor For Pete McAndrews, “Philly style” is a commitment he makes to customers rather than merely his restaurant’s tagline. “To me, Philadelphia is honest and it has heart,” said McAndrews, owner of Paesano’s. “Our sandwiches

have an edge, a bravado and more gusto. … It’s more in your face than any other place and that’s what is ‘Philly style.’” “It makes you sit back and say, ‘Why the hell is this sandwich so good?’” he said, while wearing his Paesano’s shirt with the phrase, “Ja eat yet?” — a play on McAndrews’ South Philadelphia roots. Before Paesano’s, McAndrews

said he felt like he could not order a sandwich without having to “fix” it when he got home, inspiring him to create his own sandwich shop and “make sandwiches that don’t need anything.” “A lot of places make food that’s satisfying your hunger,” he added. “I

make food that satisfies your heart and desires.” McAndrews opened Paesano’s eight years ago. Its fourth and newest location opened shop in the building previously occupied by U Got Munchies on Broad Street near Norris. When the building became available, McAndrews jumped on the “opportunity to expand,” he said. Paesano’s also has locations in Northern Liberties, South Philadelphia and at Lincoln Financial Field, making the restaurant’s fourth location its first on a college campus. McAndrews also owns Modo Mio in Northern Liberties and Mon-

su in South Philadelphia. McAndrews studied in Italy to learn more about the country’s traditional cuisine, and all of his restaurants offer Italian-inspired menus. Tim Gallagher, the manager of Paesano’s, said the sandwich shop’s offerings are “traditional Italian dishes on a sandwich.” “It brings a lot to the table,” he said. “It’s not your standard sandwich place. There’s no standard corned beef hoagie or standard Italian hoagie. It’s going to be a little more high-quality.” From the meats to the cheeses,


BRIANNA SPAUSE / THE TEMPLE NEWS Sera Day, 19, sports some South Philadelphia slang for “Did you eat yet?” on her shirt, during her shift at Paesano’s, the new Italian sandwich shop that replaced U Got Munchies on Broad Street near Norris.





Two Temple alumni formed Vita and the Woolf, an electric soul duo.

Temple students from different parties are preparing for the upcoming presdiential election.

Keila Cordova will perform on Temple’s campus for the third time this Saturday as part of Fringe Festival.

Temple Libraries is searching for a ‘Wikipedian’ to enhance pages about African American history in Philadelphia and the Holocaust.





Vita and the Woolf: Creating an ‘eclectic’ soul sound The electronic soul pop band is scheduled to go on tour in October. By GRACE SHALLOW Deputy Features Editor During their most recent tour, the members of Vita and the Woolf were eating in a Thai restaurant when they heard about a barn show at Codfish Hollow, a venue in Maquoketa, Iowa, about 30 minutes from where the two were staying. Within minutes, the band members called the venue and got themselves in the lineup. That night, they performed for a crowd of about 500 people. “That night encapsulates some of funnest stuff that could occur, that could only happen when you’re in a new place for the first time,” said Adam Shumski, the drummer of Vita and the Woolf and a 2015 jazz production alumnus. “It can be really fun to go with the flow.” Vita and the Woolf has an upcoming album entitled “Tunnels” to follow “Fang Song,” an album that Shumski’s bandmate Jennifer Pague released as a solo artist in 2014. The band will go on a cross-country tour starting in October. Shumski became a member of Vita and the Woolf in 2015, joining Pague, a 2013 media studies and production alumna. Pague started Vita and the Woolf out of Downingtown, Pennsylvania in 2012. At the time, there were seven band members playing an array of instruments including a saxophone and violin. Pague said she originally envisioned the band would have a “weird burlesque” sound. Vita and the Woolf is now known for its electronic soul music, mixing R&B with her own “powerhouse vocals,” she said. The band’s evolution is reflective of Pague’s growth as both a creator and listener of music. She said she never wants to be “pigeon-holed” or stuck in the same genre. “There is so much you can do with electronic music and I like to experiment,” Pague said. “Unique sounds, buzzy sounds, looping. The eclectic sounds just make music interesting.” Inspired by artists like James Blake, Pague wrote all of the songs for both albums and said she already has enough tracks prepared to possibly release a third. “It’s a mixture of emotions,” she said of

writing her own lyrics. “It’s very up and down. ... I’ll just lock myself in my studio to try and write.” Pague’s passion for music started when she learned to play piano at the age of seven, a time she said she aspired to be either a Spice Girl or Britney Spears. “Music has always been a thing for me,” she said. “In fourth grade, I was more worried about what snack I was going to have when I got home from school,” said Shumski, who started playing drums in elementary school. On Oct. 6, Vita and the Woolf will play at the Boot & Saddle in South Philadelphia for its first stop on a cross-country tour supporting New York-based band, Rasputina. The tour is the band’s first foray to the West Coast with stops in cities like Las Vegas, Chicago and Los Angeles. Despite performing on stages at SXSW Festival and XPoNential Music Festival, being on tour has been “the biggest thing” Vita and the Woolf has offered Pague, she said. Pague said touring allows the band members to do “the s--t you should be doing at this age,” like meeting people and seeing new things across the country. But touring also means Pague and Shumski

MARGO REED FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Vita and the Woolf, comprised of two Temple alumni, performed in The Temple News’ newsroom on Aug. 31.

are constantly exposed to different artists’ work. After a while, what they hear on tour becomes repetitive, which motivates them to create a unique sound. “You see a lot of the same music night by night,” Pague said. “Everyone is kind of writing the same s--t.”

“It’s not like we are the second coming of Bob Dylan or something,” Shumski said. “We are just different in a way. It’s awesome.” grace.shallow@temple.edu @grace_shallow

Students gear up for the upcoming presidential election Democrats and Republicans are registering people to vote and are canvassing around campus. By ERIN MORAN For The Temple News Although their Facebook feeds may reveal otherwise, the Temple College Republicans and Temple Democrats have a lot in common. From last semester’s Bernie Sanders rally to the Democratic National Convention held at the Wells Fargo Center from July 25 to 28, to move-in week voter registration drives, students from both Republican and Democratic parties have been preparing for the 2016 presidential election for several months. Austin Severns, a junior supply chain management major and chairman of the Temple Republicans, said the group has been “pretty dormant” this summer. However, he does not want the group’s inactivity to be misconstrued as apathy. “We didn’t have the privilege of the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia,” he said. Severns called Philadelphia a “guaranteed loss” in the presidential race and said the Temple Republicans are using this election season as an opportunity to focus primarily on Sen. Pat Toomey’s Pennsylvania reelection campaign. “We don’t take it as an advantage,” said Thomas Caffrey, a junior strategic communications and political science major and president of the Temple Democrats on Philadelphia’s record as a “blue city.” “It’s more like inspiration.” “It’s a blue city, but it has to help itself be a blue city,” Conor Freeley, sophomore political science major and events coordinator of the Temple Democrats, said. “A lot of people who would lean that way are not registered to vote or don’t know how to register to vote.” features@temple-news.com

ANNA STERBENZ FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Students around campus, like Thomas Caffrey (above), show their political involvement by sporting merchandise.

Although Freeley said one of the Democrats’ biggest goals in Philadelphia is “getting people out to vote” by helping them register, Severns said it is more difficult to get students to register as Republicans. Severns said the Temple Republicans are focusing their attention on getting as many local politicians as possible to speak on campus this semester. He said Jim Pio, a candidate for the state House of Representatives, will visit on Sept. 15. The Temple Democrats have a similar strategy for generating interest this semester. “We’re trying to get as many candidates, elected officials [and] people who work within the political world onto our campus to come and speak to us to get people excited for the election,” Caffrey said. Because it’s a presidential election, “people are paying attention, but there are other elections going on up and down the ballot from state representative to United States

senator to the president.” “We want to make students aware, but also get students involved,” Caffrey added. Neither the Temple Democrats nor the Temple College Republicans have formally endorsed Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, respectively, but Caffrey and Severns both said their groups support their parties’ respective nominees. “We are obligated to support [Trump] per the constitution of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans,” Severns said, “but we’re not making any statement either way. If their campaign asks for help we will help, or give people that opportunity if they want to do it.” The endorsement mostly focuses on offering members the opportunity to volunteer with the campaign. “Our purpose as an organization is to support the Republican Party,” Severns said. “It’s just the assumed position.”

Caffrey added that although the Temple Democrats have not formally endorsed Clinton, the group informally supports her. He said the group was split almost evenly between Bernie Sanders and Clinton supporters during the primary elections, but now the group’s main focus is getting Democrats elected. Caffrey said the Temple Democrats will attend an upcoming kick-off party at the new Hillary Clinton field office located at 1514 Cecil B. Moore Ave. In addition to registering new voters and inviting political players to speak on campus, both political groups use strategies like canvassing, making phone calls, hosting on-campus debates and even hosting debate watch parties during the presidential primary debates last semester. “Colleges are traditionally very politically active places and candidates know that,” Freeley said, “but sometimes they can be politically active more in theory than in practice.” “We’re trying to take people who have their hearts in the right place and want to be politically active, or are politically active on social media, and bring them to the ballot and have them check the box they want to, whether that be Democratic or Republican,” he added. Through meetings, events and volunteer efforts, political groups on campus aim to provide an outlet for students with an interest in politics as well as encourage other students to get involved. Although Severns said his political views may be outnumbered on campus, he enjoys the chance to meet new people. “If you go from sharing a NowThis video to being a voter, the next step is being a campaign volunteer,” Freeley said. “We’re just trying to be the bridge there.” erin.moran@temple.edu

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Temple’s Blackstone LaunchPad, said Temple students are “real go-getters.” Blackstone is a campus-based entrepreneurship program located on 20 colleges across the country and three in Ireland. Through grantfunded support and mentorship for students, Blackstone LaunchPad helps students, faculty and alumni get their venture started. “We get the gamut of ventures, businesses, ranging from an app on how to find a great party on campus to a vegan food truck,” Stapleton Carroll said. The types of ventures that come through Blackstone vary through industries like technology, food and beverage, service and retail. Currently, 40 percent of the startups come from Fox students, but every school in the university is represented, Stapleton Carroll said. She added that several of the companies that come through are minorityowned and women-owned. Blackstone is not affiliated with the Fox school and “very purposefully so,” Stapleton Carroll said, because the organization wants to appeal to all types of students. “What they are producing is their brand so helping them understand or see their career path more innovatively and entrepreneurially is one of our focuses,” she said. This year, they plan to host an event to help international students with their startups. “We have many international students here and they are not clear on what the flexibility is with their visa, what the laws and regulations are with how much money they can make,” Stapleton Carroll said. “They come with a lot of questions and I have a lot of questions too, so we can learn as much as they do in these talks.” Ellen Weber, the executive director of IEI, said “inspiring” is on her daily to-do list. IEI helps aspiring entrepreneurs form, test and launch ideas through opportunities like workshops, networking events and an annual “idea competition” amongst students. Students starting their own businesses on campus don’t surprise Weber — she said their creativity “fits into the culture of Temple.” “The grit that underlies Temple students is the grit entrepreneurs need,” she added. Weber said the “hands-on” aspect of the entrepreneurship courses Temple offers reflects the nature of the students’ future career path. Blackstone takes an alternative approach by implementing the Socratic method and asking questions, not telling the student what

they think of the idea. The organization also hosts events and brings in speakers to discuss legal issues like intellectual property or other topics like social media marketing, research and financial modeling. Some students take initiative without utilizing the on-campus resources, like Jake Hymson, a sophomore management information systems major who started a sandwich delivery service in his dorm room at 1300 during the Spring 2016 semester. Hymson appropriately nicknamed himself as “The 1300 Sand-

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wich Gnome,” an allusion to a gnome’s tendency to disappear and reappear without notice, a trait Hymson believes a delivery person should have. He now goes by “The Temple Towers Sandwich Gnome,” reflective of his move to a new residence hall, and continues to deliver homemade sandwiches to students’ doors. “I see this more as providing service than making money,” Hymson said. “The main point of this is to

keep people well-fed and full-stomached.” Each entrepreneur’s individual talents are reflected in his or her’s business, like Study, who was originally accepted at Tyler School of Art as a photography major. Since switching to entrepreneurship, he said creating visuals for his nonprofit and Kickstarter campaign improved his photography skills. Jesse DiLaura, a senior entrepreneurship major, also used his personal skill set to supplement his business. DiLaura started RepairU, a business offering student-friendly prices for phone repairs, in his dorm room at 1300 his freshman year. In 2015, RepairU totaled $10,000 in revenue, a far stretch from the job he had at a phone repair kiosk in the King of Prussia Mall in 2012. “Eventually, I realized [fixing phones] is not just a hobby. I realized that this has the potential to be a business,” he added. Weber said entrepreneurship is for students who want to “manage their own destiny.” DiLaura said running a new business by himself is intimidating. “It’s so fluid and undefined. That’s exactly what entrepreneurship is,” DiLaura said. “It’s people who have a talent or idea that are willing to be like, ‘I don’t know if this is going to work or not.’ When they admit that, then they’re prepared to move and jive.” features@temple-news.com

PATRICK CLARK / THE TEMPLE NEWS Sophomore management information systems major Jake Hymson cooks a homemade sandwch in his apartment at Temple Towers.

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Saxbys revamps its shop for new school year Saxbys kicked off the semester with interior renovations, new menu and artwork from Tyler students. By BUSOLA TOWOLAWI For The Temple News A mural of abstract collages — dancing blacks, blues and beiges — lay on the back right wall of Saxbys on Liacouras Walk. On one wall of the cafe, gravity-defying sculptures, frozen in pirouettes, are balanced on shelves. Saxbys was renovated over the summer that were “long overdue,” said Saxbys CEO Nick Bayer. The store reopened Aug. 29 after being closed since late June. “The original coffee shop was one that was not really inspired from what the company is today, which is a very design-forward company,” Bayer said. Jonathan DeDecker, a second-year Fine Arts masters student, painted the mural. “I looked at the space for a little bit, and then came back an hour and a half later with some drawings and just sort of scaled them up,” he said. “Everything else was kind of improvised.” One thing DeDecker kept in mind was that Saxbys felt “very warm and cozy,” he said. He wanted to create something that contrasted that, so he used colder colors. DeDecker said it felt “kind of weird” seeing his work displayed in a busy public setting on campus. He added that he hopes to get feedback on his work through the display. “I can learn about myself,” he said. In addition to his mural, DeDecker has

SHEFA AHSAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Following the renovations this summer, Saxbys will offer a new menu at its shop on Liacouras Walk.

three other works hanging up on the right wall, each with a similar sinuous appearance that its audience is left to decipher. His mural will stay up for the rest of the semester and will eventually be made into tiles to place along the bathroom walls, in order to perpetuate his piece. After he heard about the opportunity, DeDecker got his friend, Matthew Speedy, on board. “It [is] interesting,” Speedy said on displaying his work at Saxbys. “We show work at [Tyler] pretty regularly, but it’s in a specific context

where you know it’s set up for critique.” Before he came across the opportunity to create art for Saxbys, Speedy, a graduate student of sculpture, had already started the pieces but finished them for the cafe. “It kind of came from this weird place in the studio where I don’t have a specific direction,” he said. “I have all these things that I’ve made that either haven’t made it into a piece or aren’t going to.” Speedy hopes to give the viewers of his pieces an intimate preview of the kind of work he usually produces, which are larger sculp-

tures. With the renovations, Saxbys also has a revamped menu, including new espresso and more food options. “It’s just a very balanced, smooth espresso, something we’ve worked on for many many many years, something we’re really proud of,” Bayer said. Saxbys also enhanced its grab-and-go items —the cafe added items like fruit and cheese cups, hummus and pita cups and avocado toast. They are also offering kombucha, which is a fermented tea. “[The new menu] just gives students more choice and more variety,” said Phil Eng, a senior musical theater major who works at the shop. “There were a few unpopular items that were removed, but if somebody asks for it, we could still make it.” The store also introduced new cold-brew coffee, which is brewed for 14 hours overnight. “[The cold brewing] allows the natural flavors to stay in the coffee,” Bayer said. “A lot of it is burnt out in the [hot] brewing of coffee.” The cold brew is offered in flavors like pumpkin spice, salted caramel, chai, sweet mint and milk and honey. Bayer added that Saxbys will be looking to work with different Tyler students every semester. Saxbys is trying to become more than just a place to buy coffee at Temple, Bayer said, and become a part of the community. The new changes were put in place to achieve that. “We’ve developed a really deep relationship with Temple,” Bayer said. “We felt we owed it to the university and to the students to give them something unique, something different.” o.towolawi@temple.edu

Fringe Festival show challenges an art form Keila Cordova returns to Temple to perform “Linear Default,” as part of Fringe Festival. By TSIPORA HACKER Deputy Features Editor This month, Keila Cordova gets to continue her “partnership” with Temple that started three years ago. “We’ve been very grateful for the partnership, the trust and the opportunity to present our work in one of the best spaces to show dance in Philadelphia,” Cordova said. Cordova’s company, 954 Dance Movement Collective, will come to Conwell Hall on Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m. to perform its show, “Linear Default,” at Fringe Festival. The festival is a 17-day celebration of contemporary performance, featuring music, dance and theater held at venues across the city. “Linear Default” was chosen to come to Temple by a committee of student representatives “responsible for the general activity fund the dance school gets each year,” said Nanette Joyce, director of Conwell Theater. Joyce said having performers at Temple is also a way to expose students to other artists and incorporate “professional experiences for our students.” The committee looks for acts that will educate and inspire students, like the work produced by Cordova, who Joyce said is “constantly creating.” “It’s part of her aesthetic,” she added. “[Cordova] really does try to create an experience with the audience that makes them think about things they normally wouldn’t think about. … She likes to push boundaries, like using sets and props.” “We like people that challenge the art form and make people think about why these bodies move in space,” she added. For anyone who is not familiar with contemporary choreography, Joyce encourages them to come with an open mind.

“You have to think about the relationship of dancers and movements, and be open to see what it makes them feel and think about,” she added. Sarah Warren, who graduated with a bachelor’s in dance performance & choreography in 2015, met Cordova at a show in February. She is now one of the dancers in Cordova’s company. General audience involvement can be created in many different ways, Warren said, from where the audience is placed in comparison to the dancers, verbal interaction and physical interaction. “[Cordova] creates experiences between audience members and performers unlike in a typical concert dance where you have that fourth wall,” Warren said. “The audience is not looking in on the experience in Keila’s work, rather they are part of the experience which allows a different sort of engagement and interpretation of the work and meaning behind it.” Warren said “Linear Default” is more “contemporary modern” and contains a wide variety of aesthetics that “different people will be able to connect to.” “Maybe it’s because I had a heck of a time trying to pick my major in college,” Cordova said on why she incorporates such different concepts in her dance. “Performance work is another form of portraiture, so those things are simply an expression of who I am as an artist.” The dancers perform closer to the audience so it’s a more “intimate experience,” Cordova said. People aren’t necessarily eager to step out of their comfort zone, Cordova said, so the performers try to create opportunities where audience members feel safe and curious enough to enter the performance space. Cordova said she is always trying to “create an experience.” “We work to engage the mind in our expression of the body,” she added. “Nothing is continuous, but everything is a conversation.” tsipora.hacker@temple.edu @tsiporahacker

PATRICK CLARK / THE TEMPLE NEWS Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, a higher eduation researcher, joined the College of Education in July.

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When she got close to her final year at Penn, multiple colleagues emailed her about a professor position at University of WisconsinMadison. Each time she received the email, she deleted it. “I said, ‘Thank you very much. I am not qualified,’” Goldrick-Rab said. “It kept coming.” She decided to apply for the job, and a few months after finishing her Ph.D., she moved to Madison. Goldrick-Rab stayed with the university for 12 years as a professor and researcher because they gave her an “intellectual home,” she said. “My students knew more than I did,” Goldrick-Rab said. “That is so humbling. I went home after teaching the first couple times and just cried because of how insecure I felt, but what it did was push me to be a much better faculty member.” During her time at UW-Madison, Goldrick-Rab created the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, which is a research center for improving student equity in higher education. Goldrick-Rab began to think about leaving the university when professors experienced pay cuts. The sociology professor expressed her concern through Twitter when the

university weakened its tenure policies. She reached out to students through the social media platform to let them know what was happening at their university last June, and she received backlash from students and faculty alike. “[The university] thought that I was going out to prospective students to keep them from going to Madison because I was mad about tenure, and nothing could be further from the truth,” Goldrick-Rab said. She began looking for new positions and receiving offers. When Temple received R1 research status from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, it coincided perfectly with Goldrick-Rab’s job search. “It’s hard to find researchers who also love teaching,” said Dr. Gregory Anderson, dean of the College of Education. “With the immense quality of her work in research, amount of grants she has received and impact she has made on the state and federal level, Sara checks off all of those boxes.” Goldrick-Rab said Temple is the only university in Philadelphia other than the Community College of Philadelphia that makes sense for her research. As the most affordable schools in the city, they attract the kinds of students with whom she is

used to working. To continue her research on students going hungry in college, Goldrick-Rab started working with Philabundance to begin providing food to undergraduates and eventually start a program. “I will work with them to figure out how to do it best, how to do it effectively, then we’ll study and once we figure out what is working, I will write about it,” she said. Since Goldrick-Rab left UW Madison before the closing of the HOPE Lab, she still has to finish some work with the lab before she can start teaching at Temple. “I didn’t get to tie the neat little bow around the last 12 years and that means I have a lot of unfinished work,” she said. With the release of her first solo book, “Paying the Price,” which looks at how unaffordable higher education fails college students, GoldrickRab will start a book tour Sept. 22 in Milwaukee. She has events booked as late as April 2017. “There are so many people who have their eyes closed so tightly to what is going on in the world,” Goldrick-Rab said. “I need to go open those eyes.” emily.ivy.scott@temple.edu @emilyivyscott






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Artists celebrate women in benefit show GRRRL Fest showcased the work of femme musicians at a house show. By EMILY THOMAS For The Temple News Lina Xinos was tired of seeing lookalike boy bands play every show. “It’s not that girls aren’t musicians, we’re just in this patriarchal system that’s trickled down to the music scene,” Xinos said. In response, the Philly musician organized GRRRL Fest, a femme-focused benefit show held at the Overlook Hotel, a house-show venue in North Philadelphia, on Aug. 26. Ten women musicians performed, alongside 10 local artists who showcased and sold their work. GRRRL Fest donated all $1,000 of its proceeds and items like deodorant, shampoo and linens to Women of Change. The shelter at the corner of Arch and 21st streets offers services like education and employment opportunities for women. Xinos, who has been booking shows at Philly venues for a year and a half, said there is an under-representation of women artists in the city, pointing out how most of the shows she books and attends have all-white, male lineups. Olivia Williams, a sophomore sculp-

ture major, displayed her project, “I Crack My Knuckles (Part 2),” at the benefit show. Using linoleum print with mixed media, Williams reflected on her experiences with street harassment at DIY spaces over the past year and how she’s handled the ensuing anger. “I wanted to have a piece to give ode to all the girls who deal with men whispering at them, calling them baby, everything we deal with just for leaving our homes,” Williams said. “The act of cracking your knuckles became such a violent part of this ritual I have with myself in processing my fears, and I really hope other girls can connect to that idea and take some power back for themselves.” Although she’s lived in Philadelphia for a year, Williams said she has only attended one show featuring women musicians. “I think it’s awesome to be able to have a safe space for girls,” Williams said. “As far as GRRRL Fest goes, I wish it had been taken more seriously.” Despite the event’s focus on empowering women and pushing for more inclusiveness in the DIY scene, Williams feels most attendees didn’t take to heart the point of the fest, which was “an opportunity for girls to fight back and get the recognition we deserve in our community,” she said. Alongside helping female artists gain attention in the DIY scene, GRRRL Fest also addressed the lack of diversity in the scene by hosting artists who are women

of color, including MAASK, Ganou, and Woven In. The event also featured transgender and queer musicians, stressing that such diverse acts need more recognition in the music community. Rachel Levin opened GRRRL Fest with her fuzz-pop duo Fred Beans and recalls the difficulty of starting out in a male-dominated community as a queer musician, saying people perceived her band as “just two little queer kids.” “I think less socially accepted groups of people have a hard time bringing themselves out in front of groups of people in general, let alone putting their art and self expression out there for lots of people to see,” Levin said. Levin said the way GRRRL Fest “exploded” on social media was a sign of attitudes toward women acts shifting in the music scene. “It’s really cool that everyone here is not just accepting but encouraging,” she added. Xinos hopes that by putting on women-only shows like GRRRL Fest, the community will be encouraged to diversify and support more women artists and help transition them from a rarity at shows to a regular occurrence. “When you have all boy bands in a line up you don’t call it boy fest, it’s just a show,” Xinos said. emily.ralsten.thomas@temple.edu

Library searches for ‘Wikipedian’ Paley Library hopes to hire someone to update Wikipedia with information from the library’s archives. By MADISON HALL For The Temple News For many students, research begins with Wikipedia. Temple University Libraries is looking to give an “experienced Wikipedian” access to library resources to create or improve articles on the history of Philadelphia, history of African-Americans in Philadelphia and the Holocaust. Steven Bell, an associate university librarian at Temple, wants to embrace Wikipedia by creating more diverse content for students and helping them understand the research process as critical thinkers. Bell welcomed the idea after learning about Wikipedia’s Visiting Scholar program, which has been implemented at other schools like University of Pittsburgh. Wikipedia Visiting Scholars “tap into your university’s digital resources to write high-quality Wikipedia articles,” according to the website. “The Wikipedian can then use those re-

sources to research the article to hopefully help improve the quality of the writing whereas Wikipedians who are a member of the public would not have access to these resources or a research database that’s within our network,” Bell said. The program was developed through the Wiki Education Foundation, which works to bring Wikipedia projects into communities and education. Bell thought Paley Library should try the program to give their digital collections exposure to a larger population while also enhancing current Wikipedia pages with more content for student research. Bell said the “real value” is having the library’s digital resources, like the photos from the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection in Sullivan Hall, exposed to a larger number of people. “You could have someone from any part of the world using your collections remotely,” Bell added. Paley Library began the process by posting an advertisement on Wikipedia that gives an overview of the library’s resources along with their focus for the program in early August. The advertisement includes details about the Special Collections Research Center at Temple, which focuses on the history of Philadelphia in the 20th century with content that is relevant to the history of the university. A scholar

would work six months to a year improving Wikipedia pages based on their perspective of the shared information, Bell said. Bell said that’s where the library had its “best digital content,” but also where some areas had a lack of information. One article would focus on a former Temple religion professor, Franklin Littell, who established the nation’s first doctoral program in Holocaust studies here in 1976. He witnessed the Holocaust firsthand and documented his experience in a journal, which Paley has in its archives. Currently, Littell’s Wikipedia page is short and lacking information. Bell hopes the visiting scholar can add to that. “It would have references to Temple University digital collections, and people who were studying the Holocaust or Franklin Littell would have access to more information,” Bell said. “That way we would expose our holdings to a much larger population. [It’s] this idea of discoverability.” Ed Galloway, the head of the archives service center at University of Pittsburgh, worked with two visiting scholars last year. Barbara Page, a Pittsburgh resident, worked on writing completely new pages about women’s health, while Casey Monaghan, who studies at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, edited pages about Stephen Foster, a 19th-century songwriter from the city. “Because we have done this, they are providing access to brand new knowledge that is now universally available to anyone in the world that was never there before,” Galloway said. Ryan McGrady, who works as community engagement manager for the Wiki Education Foundation, said university instructors should be more “realistic” about student’s use of Wikipedia. “It is an unreliable source for a paper or a final stop in research, but it is a great first stop because everything has to be sourced to already existing sources in the world,” McGrady said. Besides diversifying Wikipedia, Bell hopes that this program will help students have a better experience using Wikipedia. “Most students are unaware of their resources, including talking to a librarian,” he said. “If we can help them discover valuable content then I think we have accomplished something good.” madison.hall@temple.edu


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Dinner and a Movie Night in Student Center On Thursday night, the Student Center and Sodexo will co-host their second annual Dinner and a Movie Night. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the Underground, followed by the showing of the movie “The Nice Guys” at 7 p.m. in the Reel. The menu for dinner includes chicken tenders, a falafel pocket with hummus and cucumber salad, pretzel bites with cheese sauce and nachos. Tickets for both the dinner and the movie are $5 and must be purchased at the Reel Box Office by Wednesday. Students who are interested in just seeing the movie can purchase tickets 30 minutes prior to showtime for $2 with an OWLcard or $4 without. - Grace Shallow

Blood drive in Student Center Sept. 9 The Temple chapter of the Student National Medical Association-MAPS will host a blood drive in Room 200A of the Student Center on Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are highly encouraged. Students can sign up to donate or volunteer by emailing Kian A. Azadi, a member of the club’s community service committee, at tuf48228@temple.edu. Students interested in joining the SNMA-MAPS can attend the club’s first general body meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Room 217A of the Student Center. - Grace Shallow

‘Yes We Vote’ event at Tattooed Mom Philadelphia street art blogger Conrad Benner (Streets Dept.) will host a one-night celebration of street art and voting at Tattooed Mom on South Street. Art from Philly street artists including Amberella, Nero and Eric Hinkley will be available for purchase. There will also be paperwork available for registering to vote or updating registration. This will kick off a month long voter registration drive at the bar. From Friday through Oct. 11, Tattooed Mom will be open for anyone to come in and register to vote. Oct. 11 is the last day to register in Pennsylvania and vote in the presidential election. Friday’s event will start at 7 p.m. - Emily Scott

Sept. 10 Bus trip to New York Botanical Garden The General Activities Fund is offering a free bus trip to New York City that will be dropping students off at the New York Botanical Garden on Saturday, so they can attend “Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas,” a recreation of impressionist paintings with horticulture. Students also have the option to be dropped off at the Bronx Museum of Art where admission is free. The bus will be leaving from Tyler School of Art at 9 a.m and leaving NYC at 5 p.m. to return to campus by 8 p.m. Admission for the the showing at the garden is not included in the price and can be purchased for $22 with a student ID. Interested students can register online via events.temple.edu. - Grace Shallow

‘Rhapsody in Bloom’ at Ambler Arboretum Rhapsody in Bloom, an event celebrating the recent formation of the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design in the Tyler School of Art, will be held at the Ambler Arboretum on Saturday, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be offered, including cocktails, followed by a live auction offering entertainment packages, trips and plant specimens. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Ambler Arboretum. Interested parties can register for the event online at giving.temple.edu/rhapsody or call 267-468-801 for more information. - Grace Shallow features@temple-news.com




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“I think it’s kind of like indicative of how he is as a candidate sometimes. He was doing minority outreach stuff but talking primarily to white audiences. And then a lot of people called him out on it, and he came back at them, but now he was doing something that actually looks like minority outreach. I think it’s kind of funny. At this point in the election the ridiculousness has gotten to a point where it’s hard to not to want to laugh at it. This is just like the thousandth thing in that line.”

out with, there are certain people better at coding and other people who are better at design work.” The Science and Engineering Library closed its doors to the public on July 11, but is still open to Temple students. “It’s still open right now, it’s just the hours that changed,” said Stephanie Bui, a senior computer science major and a student worker at the library. The library used to open at 8 a.m. and close at 10 p.m., but now it closes at 5 p.m., she said. Keya Sadeghipour, dean of the College of Engineering, said the SEL won’t close just yet. It will remain open for “at least” this academic year, she said, aligning with the opening of the new library on campus. “The conversion of the SEL will be to create more teaching space, more makerspaces for senior design projects, and more teaching labs,” Sadeghipour said. But students continue to speculate about what exactly will replace the library. “I heard that it’s going to be turned into lab space, another person said it’s venture space, kind of like a maker’s space,” Segal said. “I heard rumors that it might be a graduate student lounge.” The confusion about why the SEL will close is widespread among engineering students, but so is anger about the closing. An online, “independently run” student petition took off in April and accumulated more than 900 signatures. “While we recognize the need for up-to-date laboratory facilities, sacrificing the library would severely under-

mine the quality of the undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering,” the petition said. “If it has 900 signatures, that’s an entire graduating class of the engineering building,” Segal said. The petition isn’t the only instance of engineering students advocating for the library. Last semester, Luke Bizal, a senior mechanical engineering major and former president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at Temple, met with Sadeghipour. Bizal said he was told that Temple

Lakin Daynorowicz, who signed the online petition, said she’s worried that her sibling, who is a freshman in the engineering school, “will not have the same support system” offered by the library. But what made the engineering library unique was how it provided a space for engineering students to learn, engage and grow. “It’s 100 percent a community,” Segal said. Sadeghipour maintains the closing of the library is happening because of

If it has 900 signatures, that’s an entire graduating class of the engineering building.

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Libraries discontinued support for the engineering library. Sadeghipour also told Bizal that an alternate space would be given in compensation for the library closing, Bizal said. But many engineering students are doubtful the library can even be replaced. “The library provided a team environment,” Bizal said. Bizal added the proposed space making up for the library, the downstairs portion of the building, is only a fraction of the size. For engineering students, the engineering library was more than a building, but also a community-based learning environment for students.

the growth in the engineering student population, a “trend that will continue,” he said. “The fact of the matter is that we are just running out of space to accommodate the number of students and the faculty required to teach them,” he said. In the meantime, engineering students continue to have questions on how other study spaces, like the TECH Center or Paley Library, can give them the environment they need. “Breakout rooms in the TECH and [Paley] library are already overbooked,” Bizal said. “I don’t know what [students] are going to do.” iman.sultan@temple.edu


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“I feel like it’s probably not a smart idea for him. I feel like that would be a waste of time. We are pretty much a blue city for the most part and very super-liberal. There is a reason the DNC was held here. There’s a reason we have one of the biggest gay pride parades in the nation. We are very liberal, so coming here and talking to people that totally hate him is not really a good use of his time at this point. It’s the same thing Hillary does. He’s just pandering toward a new audience to get them to be like ‘Hey, I’ll vote for him.’”

LINH THAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS The College of Engineering Library, an important resource to many STEM students, closed its doors in July. A petition to keep it open received more than 900 signatures.

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“People were very outraged. Some of the members of Great Exodus Church in Fairmount didn’t know that he was visiting. The pastor, Rev. Herb Lusk II, is a supporter of Trump and a lot of people didn’t know that. They were very outraged. He posted on Facebook and it got a lot of people’s attention. … He should’ve let the members know as a community liaison. If I was one of his members, I would feel some kind of way.” features@temple-news.com


Gallagher said all of the shop’s ingredients are fresh and none of them are frozen. Gallagher has been an employee of McAndrews for four years and has worked at least once in every one of his restaurants. He said “nothing’s ever boring” and McAndrews creates fresh, exciting options for customers and employees alike. “We are in the business to give good food,” he said. “That’s what we can do.” The Temple location is the first Paesano’s to offer a cheesesteak and fries on the menu, in addition to their regular menu which includes about 20

different sandwiches, soups and salads. McAndrews created the sandwich shop’s signature sandwich, appropriately named the “Paesano,” about 20 years ago. The sandwich contains beef brisket, horseradish mayo, roasted tomatoes, peperoncino, sharp provolone and a fried egg. The name of the shop and sandwich is a play on the word “paesan,” which means countryman or friend in Italian. There are also vegetarian options, like the “Giardina” sandwich, which has roasted eggplant, fennel, peppers, mozzarella and basil pesto. McAndrews said the diversity of the menu reflects the diversity of Temple’s campus and the city of Philadelphia — he said his sandwiches “hit all palates” and there is “something for everyone.”

“Philadelphia is kinda like this melting pot of different cuisine that [McAndrews] has brought all together into sandwiches,” Gallagher said. To accommodate the “college lifestyle,” McAndrews said Paesano’s will be open until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. “Hopefully, we help out with the hangover cure,” McAndrews said. McAndrews, who has been cooking since he was eight years old, said his job is “something to look forward to, not something you just do.” “I love feeding people,” he added. “If a sandwich doesn’t make your day better, it’s not a good sandwich.” grace.shallow@temple.edu @grace_shallow

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Ex-Owl wide receiver Streater traded to 49ers Former Temple wide receiver Rod Streater, who is one of seven Owls on an NFL team, was traded to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. Streater, who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in March, spent most of his career with the Oakland Raiders. He made 109 catches for 1,564 yards and eight touchdowns for the Raiders from 2012-15. During his two seasons at Temple, Streater caught 49 passes for 882 yards and seven touchdowns. After Robby Anderson, Tyler Matakevich and Tavon Young made teams this weekend, Streater is now one of seven former Temple football players in the NFL. -Owen McCue

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“I think somewhere along the line we’ve gotten convinced that we’re this team that we’re not,” he added. For Rhule, the game was similar to last year’s 32-17 loss against Toledo University in the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl when the defense gave up 435 yards. Rhule cited a close win against twowin Southern Methodist when the Owls allowed almost 400 yards, and a 44-23 loss to South Florida as two other examples he felt his team underperformed last season. In both games the Owls were favored on the road. “When we’re supposed to win sometimes we don’t have a great football team,” Rhule said. “We just got punched in the gut,” he added. “We’ll find out our character now. All the hype will be gone. All the expectations will be changed. Now it comes down to, ‘Let’s go play football. Let’s find a way to get a win.’” “Embarrassed,” “disheveled” and “pathetic” were a few words Rhule used to

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describe his team in Friday’s loss to Army. “Gritty,” “tough” and “hard-nosed,” characteristics often used to capture the spirit of last year’s 10-win team, were not. Last season, the Owls relied on familiar voices like linebacker Tyler Matakevich, defensive back Tavon Young, defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis and offensive lineman Kyle Friend to provide the necessary leadership when times got tough. That group of seniors often pointed to its past defeats like a 4-7 freshman season and a 2-10 sophomore year as motivators for its success. The makeup of this year’s team is a little different. A large chunk of the players do not carry the scars from 2013’s 2-10 campaign. The sophomore and junior classes have winning records during their time at Temple. Until Friday, Rhule did not see the same rallying call from his current seniors. After the game seniors Avery Williams, Phillip Walker, Dion Dawkins, Jahad Thomas and others made sure that was no longer the case. “I mean all the seniors, we all hold ourselves accountable for how the team performs,” senior defensive lineman Shar-

if Finch said. “Obviously whatever we demand in practice shows on gameday. As seniors, we all hold ourselves accountable for what happens on the field. It’s just our mentality.” “It’s going to come from the team what we do next, and they’re going to lead us,” redshirt-junior defensive lineman Jullian Taylor said. Army’s offense and defense were the aggressors in Friday’s contest, specifically on the offensive and defensive fronts, where Rhule said his team was physically dominated. The Black Knights rushed 67 times for 329 yards and four scores. Army’s defense tallied four sacks and held Temple to three yards per rushing attempt. “We came in like we were entitled and expected to win more than we should have,” redshirt-senior defensive lineman Averee Robinson said. “We didn’t come ready to go to the body like what we teach and I think that was our pitfall.” owen.mccue@temple.edu @Owen_McCue

PAUL KLEIN / FILE PHOTO Former Temple wide receiver Rod Streater was traded on Saturday.

Conference teams go 10-2 in the first week of football Temple was one of two teams in the American Athletic Conference to drop its opening game this weekend. The Owls’ 28-13 loss to the United States Military Academy and Tulane’s 7-3 loss to Wake Forest were the only two blemishes, as the rest of the conference went 10-0. Houston had The American’s biggest win of the weekend. The Cougars, who were ranked No. 15 in the AP Top 25 poll, defeated No. 3 Oklahoma University. Central Florida, East Carolina and Memphis all snagged victories in their first games under new head coaches. -Owen McCue


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Sophomore running backs Jordan Asberry and Darnell Woolfolk also contributed out of the backfield, collectively rushing for 103 yards. Four different players had 50 or more yards rushing, as Army’s triple-option offense heavily featured the run. The Black Knights only ran five pass plays in the entire game. “It’s a little different, Army, the way they play football, it’s not like any other team,” Finch said. “You’re playing the triple option. You don’t play that every week, so you gotta take a different approach to this kind of game.” “It’s frustrating because we know it’s coming,” redshirt-junior defensive lineman Jullian Taylor said. “And we were just not being detailed enough to stop the option.” The Owls ranked No. 21 in Division I in rushing yards allowed per game in 2015, but defensive coordinator Phil

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Snow’s unit struggled against mobile quarterbacks. In games against Temple, Houston’s Greg Ward Jr., Southern Methodist’s Matt Davis, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer and South Florida’s Quinton Flowers each ran for 90 or more yards. The triple-option has also given Temple trouble in the past. In the Owls’ 2014 home-opener, a 31-24 loss, Navy rushed for 487 yards and converted 6-of-10 tries on third down. Temple’s defense had trouble getting off the field again on Friday night. Army converted 50 percent of its third down opportunities, was 2-for-2 on fourth down and had the ball for more than 35 minutes. “We didn’t come ready for a fight enough,” senior defensive lineman Averee Robinson said. “Army came in ready to fight and we came in like we were entitled and expected to win. … In the third and fourth [quarters] we were steely-eyed. We didn’t look like we wanted to play football anymore.” The Owls’ defense has its next test Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field against Football Championship Sub-

division opponent Stony Brook University, which earned a 13-9 victory against FCSranked North Dakota University in its first game. The Seawolves averaged 300.8 total yards per game last season. The Seawolves, which have been playing in Division I since 1999, earned their first win against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent in 2012 when they beat Army. Stony Brook has held leads in 6-of7 FBS games. “We’re 0-3 right now,” said redshirtsenior linebacker Avery Williams, who had a career-high 12 tackles Friday. “We’ve lost a conference championship, a bowl game and then this game. We’re 0-3. It’s never good losing. It hurts … I want it to hurt the rest of the season. I don’t care if we go undefeated the rest of the season. I want people to remember this game, remember how hard they’ve got to work and how hard they’ve got to detail themselves.” evan.easterling@temple.edu @Evan_Easterling

University of Hartford graduate transfer Cleveland “Pancake” Thomas, who visited Temple Wednesday, will attend Western Kentucky University, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported. He will be immediately eligible to play during the 2016-17 season. Thomas averaged 18.9 points per game for Hartford last season, shooting 42.6 percent from three-point range and 82.7 percent from the free-throw line. The Owls have lost 35.4 points per game from last year’s team due to Quenton DeCosey, Jaylen Bond and Devin Coleman graduating. -Evan Easterling


Gomez Sanchez among nation’s top scorers again Through four games this season, Temple senior midfielder Jorge Gomez Sanchez has already scored four goals. His four scores currently rank tied for third in Division I. Georgia State University’s Hannes Burmeister leads Division I with six goals scored. The senior has scored in each of the Owls’ four wins to start the season. Last week he scored goals in Temple’s 2-1 win against University of Pittsburgh and 3-0 win against Northeastern University. The American Athletic Conference named Gomez Sanchez its offensive player of the week. He ended 2015 with 13 goals in 18 games. He was one of 29 finalists for the 2015 College Boot Award, awarded to the top college player of the year. As a team, the Owls’ 10 goals in four games are tied for No. 4 in Division I. -Owen McCue sports@temple-news.com



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EVAN EASTERLING/THE TEMPLE NEWS Sophomore libero Mia Heirakuji made the switch from defensive specialist this season, replacing Alyssa Drachslin, who started for three years.

Sophomore Mia Heirakuji is the key to the Owls’ new fast-paced philosophy. By KEVIN SCHAEFFER For The Temple News Coming into the new season, sophomore Mia Heirakuji knew she had big shoes to fill, replacing now graduated Alyssa Drachslin as the team’s starting libero. “I think the way [Drachslin] took control of the back row last year,” Heirakuji said. “That really showed me the kind of libero I need to be, keeping constant communication is key.” But added onto that, Heirakuji found out she would be learning a new system, where she would be the only libero on the roster. “It’s actually kind of tough sometimes, especially when we do hitting drills in practice I have to be the only passer sometimes,” Heirakuji said. “It’s a lot to just to be in this position, but I feel


honored that [the coaches] have enough confidence in me, and it makes me hold myself accountable, being the only libero.” In this new system, Temple has the opportunity to have five potential attackers on the court at once by playing outside hitters in the back row. Coach Bakeer Ganesharatnam made the change because he had enough confidence in his outside hitters being able to play the same level of defense as a libero in the back row. “When you have hitters like [junior outside hitter Izzy Rapacz] who play well in the back row, we don’t lose anything defensively while adding more threats,” Ganesharatnam said. This transition has impacted Heirakuji and Rapacz the most. Heirakuji only rotates out for one play before coming back in, and Rapacz plays the entire match. Since the change, Rapacz has led the Owls through four games with 58 kills and 22 blocks, and is second on the team with 38 digs. The Owls have spent all summer on the transition. They started practice in June to grasp the new concepts before the

beginning of the season. “It’s been very different this year for us,” said senior outside hitter Caroline Grattan. “Summer helped out a lot, we got to practice and see how we all play together.” Because of the new system’s focus on attacking, the team is confident in its ability to play with a quick pace. “We have a faster offense, and overall the way we play is just quicker this season,” Heirakuji said. “I think this season we’re going to play at a higher level, and compete with some really good teams.” One of the byproducts of the new system is an increase in errors. Through four games this season, the team has made 93 errors, compared to 59 last season. “Errors are going to happen, they are a big part of the game of volleyball, and everyone makes mistakes so errors are going to happen,” Ganesharatnam said. “It’s about how we react to those mistakes and I think the way we are going to play, by being aggressive in the front and back row, is going to help us.”


Technology and competed there. Gledhill played at Fairfield University and the University of Mobile. Both natives of England, Barber and Gledhill began playing soccer around the age of five. Throughout their years of experience, they have developed expertise in different areas. Gledhill focuses more on the forwards, the position he played in college. His goal is to give them options when they are in the heat of the game and must make quick decisions. “On the field, it’s tough to score goals because to be an attacker, you’ve got to be creative, and not everybody can do it,” Gledhill said. “What I like to think that I do is give the players as many options as possible in realistic situations that could come in a game.” Last season, the Owls scored 31 goals, and this year they aim to reach 40. Temple will look towards senior midfielder Jorge Gomez Sanchez and junior midfielder and forward Joonas Jokinen, who have accounted for six of the 10 goals scored by Temple thus far. Meanwhile, Barber works closely with the defenders and goalkeepers, helping them with saving shots, handling crosses, distributing throw-ins and goal kicks and footwork. “They came with new ideas and new training sessions,” senior defender Matt Mahoney said. “It is great because it keeps the guys fresh and doing new drills so they don’t get bored.” The new instructors aspire to bring more to the Temple program than their innovation when it comes to drills. Immersing themselves in the team and contributing to the atmosphere is also an important aspect to them. “I would say that I bring the sunshine to the seven o’clock practices,” Gledhill said. “I’m the fun guy of the group. I’ve got the bleached, bright blonde hair, I talk a bit funny.” Mahoney believes that despite being recent hires, the coaches have made an impact already. “They’re awesome,” Mahoney said. “The whole dynamic is different. They’re two funny, English guys who know what they’re talking about when it comes to soccer.” Barber is excited about the possibility of recruiting more athletes for the soccer program. He attends the Premier League Tour where he learns from coaches and tries to recruit players who might not make it professionally in England and, therefore, are looking to play for a college team. Having graduated from Florida Tech in 2014, Barber also said he can connect to the athletes in a personal way. “I knew as a player what worked, and understand the physical and mental demands of college,” Barber said. “I’m in touch with what modern student athletes want and don’t want. I’ve been there, done that.” All three coaches, including head coach David MacWilliams, see this year as a special opportunity for the Owls to make program history. Their ultimate goal is to win the American Athletic Conference and move on to the NCAA tournament. maura.razanauskas@temple.edu



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GENEVA HEFFERNAN / FILE PHOTO Former Owls player Paula Jurewicz heads the ball in a 2015 game. Jurewicz is an assistant coach this season.


would be interested in a coaching position with the Owls. Initially, she was hesitant about the possible transition to the sideline, but as she continued to watch game film in her dorm every weekend, Jurewicz began to realize she could stay close to the soccer field after her college career. After she served as a student coach in Spring 2016, Jurewicz officially joined O’Connor’s coaching staff in July. “After that injury, it really got her thinking,” O’Connor said. “When she got hurt, we had a long conversation.” “Immediately she was like, ‘No, I can’t see myself not having soccer in my life, so if this is how I can stay involved right now, I’ll do it.’ And so she just dove right into it,” O’Connor added. O'Connor said as Jurewicz recovered from her ACL injury, she started to think more like a coach than a player. He started to give her coaching assignments like writing pregame speeches and more film studies of future opponents. During Jurewicz’s senior year, O’Connor began to lean on her like a player-coach. The two would exchange gameplans regularly, O’Connor said. It was all part of the process of transitioning her from player to coach. Junior midfielder Delia Trimble said playing with Jurewicz on the field, made for a smooth transition. “She’s just somebody who stands out the second you walked into this team,” Trimble said. “Right away people pinpoint her as a leader. Somebody that knows what they’re doing, somebody that’s going to hold people accountable, somebody that you can go to. All around a very charismatic leader.”

Last season on a three-game road trip, the Owls lost three consecutive matches by one goal to conference opponents Central Florida, South Florida and Connecticut. In the following practice after the Connecticut game, Jurewicz and other team captains held a meeting at The Pavilion. Trimble said the team left the three-game span feeling frustrated, and Jurewicz knew exactly how to lift her team’s confidence. “Paula along with her co-captains gathered us after practice and were like, ‘Alright look, this isn't who we are. We know we can compete with these teams, and we have the opportunity to be one of the better teams in the conference and we know that but the results aren’t showing it, so we need to convince everyone else by winning games,’” Trimble said. After the meeting, the Owls went on to win four of their next six matches to finish the year with a 12-7-1 record. Jurewicz made 69 starts on defense and scored five goals, all game winners, in four years with the Owls. As a player, Jurewicz served as a channel between the coach and the players, but it became an even greater tool for O’Connor once she became part of his coaching staff. “She speaks female, she does a great job of that but she also doesn’t baby them,” O’Connor said. “It’s easier when it’s coming from another female to be like, ‘Hey, you gotta suck it up right now. You gotta do a better job, you’re tougher than that and this is not acceptable right now.’ That’s been very, very helpful for me because sometimes I don’t know. … If I’m pushing them too far.” “We joke,” O’Connor added. “But she will be a major head coach by the time she’s 26, 27. I think she’ll be a head coach at a big university.” thomas.ignudo@temple.edu @Ignudo5

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Former football standouts make NFL rosters Last year’s seniors Robby Anderson, Tyler Matakevich and Tavon Young made the 53man rosters for NFL teams. By OWEN MCCUE Sports Editor When Robby Anderson took in Temple’s season-opening loss to the United States Military Academy on Friday, he was still waiting to find out if he had made an NFL roster. On Saturday, he officially became a member of the New York Jets. Anderson was one of three players from last year’s historic 10-4 Owls’ squad to make an NFL 53-man roster on Saturday. Defensive back Tavon Young made the Baltimore Ravens and linebacker Tyler Matakevich kept a spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers. In four preseason games, Anderson caught 13 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns. On Thursday, Anderson snagged a 44-yard touchdown grab playing against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The former Owls wide receiver missed the 2014 season after he was dismissed for academic reasons, but he came back in 2015 to catch 70 passes for 939 yards and seven touchdowns. Matakevich, who was selected in the seventh round of April’s NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, made 15 tackles and had an interception during the Steelers’ four preseason games. Matakevich, a Chuck Bednarik Award winner, is Temple’s all-time leader with 493 tackles. He became a fan favorite in Steelers camp, where he earned the nickname “Dirty Red.” Matakevich is listed as the backup left inside linebacker. Young, a fourth-round selection by the Ravens, made eight tackles this preseason. He made seven interceptions in 32 starts during his Temple career. Young is currently slotted as the

GENEVA HEFFERNAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Former Temple wide receiver Robby Anderson takes in Friday’s game against Army on the Owls’ sideline. Anderson made the New York Jets NFL roster on Saturday.

second-string right cornerback behind Jimmy Smith and is also listed as one of the team’s backup kick returners. Young and Anderson made stops at Temple’s practices this summer, while Matakevich and the rest of last year’ senior class also kept in touch with coach Matt Rhule and the team. “When guys like Tavon come back…and he tells the guys, ‘I’m starting as a rookie at the Ravens. I started and the things that we do helped me get there.’ When Robby starts a game … then the kids really buy into it,” coach Matt Rhule said in August. With Young, Matakevich and Anderson making rosters, the number of Temple players on NFL teams almost doubled.

The three former Owls join four other Temple alumni: Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Rod Streater, Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead and Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson. Before this year’s draft, Rhule asked his team who had played with an NFL draftee. Aside from a handful of players who had transferred or redshirted, most players in the room had not. “There were just tons of kids in that room that never played with a guy that got drafted, so when you see Matt [Ioannidis], Tavon, Tyler get drafted, it changes your expectations,” Rhule said in August. “It no longer seems like this for-

eign thing.” Offensive lineman Shahbaz Ahmed was one of the Steelers’ final cuts on Saturday. Ioannidis, a defensive lineman who was a fifth round pick by the Washington Redskins, was waived and then added to the team’s practice squad Sunday. Offensive lineman Kyle Friend and wide receiver Brandon Shippen were both waived by the Jets and the Miami Dolphins, respectively, earlier in the summer. owen.mccue@temple.edu @Owen_McCue



Cross country teams ready for start of seasons

The women’s cross country team will use a team-oriented strategy to try to replace top runner Blanca Fernandez. By DRUI CALDWELL For The Temple News In every race last season, there was no question who would be the top Owl. If she was competing, it was going to be Blanca Fernandez. The Spanish runner became the first Temple athlete to run in the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Championships in 2015, placing 29th overall. After losing its top runner to graduation, the team is trying to find a new identity in 2016. “Any one of the runners on the women’s team have the potential to become the top runner this season,” coach James Snyder said. “I’m eager to see which one will step up to the plate.” “Even though Blanca Fernandez has finished her career here at Temple, our runners can learn from her and continue to push forward and achieve great things this season,” Snyder added. Snyder, who is starting his fourth year at Temple, said his expectations for the women’s team this season include being ready to work collectively and complete their tasks with diligence. “Our team races as a pack, and they need to be focused and push each other daily,” Snyder said. “To be a great team, it needs to be made out of teamwork.” Junior Katie Pinson is ready to be one of the Owls’ top runners this year. Pinson ended the cross country season with a 25th place finish at the American Athletic Conference Women’s Cross Country Championships. In the spring, she set a new school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at The American Outdoor Championships, with a time of 10:50.73. She also finished 13th in the mile at The American Indoor Championships, with a time of 5:03.55. “Each year we’ve a taken a big step forward in our program and I’m excited for what that next step is going be this year,”

Pinson said. “As a team, our primary goal is to move up in the conference rankings and to become closer with each other so that collectively, we are more confident on the course.” The team welcomes three freshmen this season: Millie Howard, Caitlin O’Brien and Grace Moore. In Saturday’s Duquesne Duals race, Moore placed second out of 81 runners with a time of 18:11.6. O’Brien finished in the top half of the field in 33rd place. Howard, who is from the United Kingdom, has personal best times of 2:07.55 in the 800 meter and 4:28.89 in the 1500. O’Brien, who lives in New Jersey, has personal best times of 5:12 in the mile and 11:00 in the two-mile. Graduate transfer Emily Nist also joins the team after running at Syracuse University from 2012-14. “I’m excited for the unknown,” Snyder said. “With our runners, I am counting on them to find that mindset to be high-level athletes, to step up and get the work done.” Sophomore Katie Leisher made her debut last season, setting her own personal records. She ran a time of 4:42.92 in the 1,500 at The American Outdoor Track & Field championships and she set another record in the 3,000 with 10:07.21 at the Princeton Outdoor. Leisher finished fourth at the Duquesne Duals this weekend, completing the 5K race with a time of 18:32.3 to help the team finish in third place in a field of seven schools. “I’m really excited to learn from my freshman year, and with the help from coach Snyder and the staff, I am able to overcome challenges I may face along the way,” Leisher said. “We as a team want to learn from our previous runner, Blanca Fernandez, and continue to represent Temple the best we can.” drui.caldwell@temple.edu

German graduate runner Marc Steinsberger is taking advantage of the American education system by running for the Owls. By BEN BLAUSTEIN For The Temple News Before flying halfway across the world to pursue his athletic goals, Marc Steinsberger was a young boy searching for a sport to call his own. “My father was a handball player, which is quite a popular sport in Germany,” Steinsberger said. “He thought, ‘My son will become a handball player as well.’ I was trying out for [handball], but I was always a rather small guy, and in handball … you have to be rather big, just like a football player for example. But he would sometimes just go for an easy run, and he took me with him.” Weaving along the lush forest trails surrounding his hometown of Stuttgart, Germany, Steinsberger finally stumbled upon a sport at which he could excel. “We would just be running easily, and then I made some little competitions just for fun,” Steinsberger said. “It was pretty obvious that I had a certain talent for running and as handball wasn’t the right sport for me, we just thought of something that would maybe [better] fit my body conditions.” Those “little competitions” would eventually lead to an impressive number of accolades as a cross country runner: a third place finish at the German national University’s Cross Country Championships, back-to-back appearances at the European Cross Country Championships for the German national team in 2014 and 2015 and an appearance last March at the World University Cross Country Championships. Now, 11 years after discovering his passion for running, and with his European collegiate career having recently ended, Steinsberger is eager to train in the U.S. as one of the newest members of the Temple men’s cross country team. “When I arrived here it was my first time out of Europe, my first time in the U.S.,” he said. “I thought, ‘OK, there will be some issues, for sure.’ But everyone is just so, so helpful here.” After earning his bachelor’s degree in communication science at the University of Hohenheim, Steinsberger received a full scholarship offer from coach James Snyder. He accepted the

offer to come to Philadelphia to compete while pursuing a master’s degree in adult and organizational development. The graduate runner, who is fluent in German, English, French and Italian, is leaving Europe to follow in the footsteps of other German collegiate athletes at Temple. Volleyball’s Carla Guennewig, rower Angelina Wex, soccer player Hermann Doerner and tennis player Florian Mayer all hail from Germany. “It’s quite a thing that happens very often, that there are [athletes] who come to the U.S. … because the surroundings here are much more professional,” Steinsberger said. In Germany, athletics and academics exist separately from one another. Because of the country’s club sport system, Steinsberger was constantly juggling the commitments of classes and sports, and received little sympathy from teachers and coaches when one inevitably interfered with the other. “The problem was I couldn’t train on campus, so I just went there for classes and then I had to drive back to where I lived,” he said. “If you’re on a competition the weekend before you have exams, it’s your problem. If you have to miss classes because of workouts, no one cares about it.” “Here everything is integrated, sports is integrated into your university life,” he added. “It saves so much time and energy.” Besides the advantages offered by the American collegiate system, Steinsberger is excited to explore this foreign city and immerse himself in Philadelphia. Replacing the forests of Stuttgart with the skyscrapers of Philadelphia will surely take some adjustment for him. But in coming to Temple, he believes he has found a better situation to accommodate both his academic goals and his cross country dreams. “I really want to embark on this adventure here, I really want to try out something different,” he said. “To try something out new, to make again a step forward, is maybe not the worst thing.” benjamin.blaustein@temple.edu







ARMY DELIVERS OWLS PUNCH TO GUT Coach Matt Rhule is interested in how his team will respond after Friday’s 28-13 loss to Army.


By OWEN MCCUE Sports Editor

emple’s head coach Matt Rhule wanted to make sure his team felt the 28-13 loss to the United States Military Academy. As Army celebrated while its band played the school’s alma mater, Rhule had his team stand and watch right behind them, just as they do every time they play one of the military academies. But there was more to it this time after the “whooping” Army had put on Rhule’s team. “To be quite honest, I wanted our team to see it,” Rhule said. “I wanted our team to see them celebrate. I’m hurting right now. I want to hurt. … The older kids I want that loss to really sink in and then come back and find a way to win next week.”


GENEVA HEFFERNAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Senior quarterback Phillip Walker is tackled by an Army defender in the Owls’ 28-13 loss Friday. Walker is one of the seniors coach Matt Rhule hopes can help the team bounce back. He was sacked four times in the game.

Soccer teams welcome fresh faces to coaching staffs WOMEN’S SOCCER


PAUL KLEIN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS e ior midfielder or e ome a che left cele rates after senior defenseman Carlos Moros Gracia scored to tie the game in Friday’s 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.

With new assistants James Gledhill and Joe Barber, the Owls have started 4-0. By MAURA RAZANAUSKAS For The Temple News James Gledhill boarded a plane from England to the United States at age 18 to pursue his dreams of playing soccer. Had he known when he left the Manchester Airport that he would be moving to the United States for good, Gledhill may not have made the decision to come.

Now as a new assistant coach, hired in February, Gledhill is happy with his choice. “It’s fantastic,” Gledhill said. “I absolutely love it. The last couple games we’ve played, we’ve had 750 to 1,000 people, so there’s a lot of interest, a lot of excitement about Temple soccer this year. To be part of it on the coaching staff, I’m loving it.” Also new to the coaching department is assistant coach Joe Barber, who joined the team in May. Barber played as a midfielder at Limestone College, then transferred to the Florida Institute of



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WENDY VAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS re ic poses during practice at the Temple Sports Complex.

Paula Jurewicz is making the switch from Owls’ player to assistant coach. By TOM IGNUDO For The Temple News Back in 2013, coach Seamus O’Connor noticed something special about then-sophomore Paula Jurewicz. The following year, Jurewicz tore her ACL in a game against Memphis on Oct. 5, 2014, forcing her to miss the rest of the season.

But even with a 9-12 month recovery in her future, Jurewicz watched film of every game and stayed involved with the team in any way she could. “I couldn't do much on the field, so I was willing to do whatever I could to help out the team,” Jurewicz said. “I always was wanting to watch film, and see what went wrong, and what we could’ve done better and what we did well, and maybe bring it up to Seamus and give suggestions.” Not long after Jurewicz’s injury that same October, O’Connor believed it was an appropriate time to ask her if she






As the only libero on the team, Mia Heirakuji is crucial in determining the success of Bakeer Ganesharatnam’s new system.

German graduate runner Mark Steinsberger is racing for the Owls this season after running in some of Europe’s top collegiate races.

Coach James Snyder hopes to replace All-American Blanca Fernandez with a pack-like race mentality in the upcoming season.

Ex-Owls Tyler Matakevich, Robby Anderson and Tavon Young are now three of seven former Temple players on NFL teams.

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