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Penn State, Owls end series after 11 years

University names new CLA dean Of four candidates vying for the job, Richard Deeg was the only one from Temple.

Temple and Penn State aren’t scheduled to play in the near future.


By OWEN MCCUE Sports Editor STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jahad Thomas stood behind Phillip Walker in the Owls’ backfield, waving his arms to encourage the rival Penn State crowd to get louder. More than 100,000 people rose to their feet at Beaver Stadium as Walker got ready to snap the ball on a crucial fourthand-goal from the one-yard line. The Owls have come to embrace their games against the Nittany Lions, especially playing in Beaver Stadium, which SPORTS has about 30,000 ANALYSIS more seats than any of the other stadiums Temple will play in this season. Saturday’s 34-27 loss to Penn State was Walker and Thomas’ last trip to Beaver Stadium. It might be the last trip any Owl makes to play against Penn State for quite some time. After meeting 10 times in the last 11 years, Temple and Penn State won’t play next year, or the year after that, or the year after that. For now, the series will take a rest as Penn State tries to rekindle a rivalry with the University of Pittsburgh. What will future Owls miss out on? “Just the great atmosphere and how fun it is, just to play against Penn State,” said Walker, who’s faced Penn State three times in his career. “I call it ‘the battle of PA.’ I’m not from here, but playing at Temple, it’s just something I feel is very unique just because of how different, how hard we play them and how hard they play us. It’s just a battle.” Both schools have their nonconference schedules booked for the next three seasons, so the teams won’t be able to meet until at least 2020. The Big 10 Conference’s ninegame schedule has also limited the number of nonconference games Penn State can schedule, making it harder to fit in a meeting with Temple, although a few Owls fans have started a petition on change.org suggesting a unique way the two teams can squeeze in a matchup. “College football has made the decision because of TV and all to not play regional games anymore,” said coach Matt Rhule, who played at Penn State from 1994-97. “So then it’s really hard then to throw the onus back on the schools like, ‘Hey, figure it out.’ We’re all in these different conferences.” The Owls had 10 chances to beat the Nittany Lions during the last 11 years. They came away with only one win during that stretch — the 27-10 victory at Lincoln Financial Field last season — but the almost-annual meetings between the two schools have been a good tracker of Temple’s growth.


MAGGIE ANDRESEN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton visited Mitten Hall on Monday to meet with potential student voters.


The Democratic nominee talked to students about affordable public education and the importance of being involved in the election. By MICHAELA WINBERG Supervising Editor


hen Parthenia Moore met Hillary Clinton after her speech in Mitten Hall on Monday, the Democratic presidential nominee grabbed Moore’s phone out of her hand, turned it around and took a selfie with her. Moore, the principal of the Philadelphia High School for Girls in North Philadelphia, attended the speech — geared toward millennial issues like college debt and youth activism — with a group of her students, who sat in the front row. For a group of female high school students, Moore said, seeing the first woman nominated for president by a major political party was “phenomenal.” “She’s making sure that education is paid for,” Moore said. “Not just having no debt, but also making sure that the debt can be paid.” When Clinton took the podium at about 12:30 p.m., she said she saw how much fun Obama had when he visited Philadelphia last week to campaign on her behalf, so she made the trip herself. “Temple was founded to democratize, diversify and widen the reach of education,” Clinton told the audience of about 200 people. Clinton added that she worked one-on-one with Sen. Bernie Sanders, a former Democratic presiden-

tial candidate, to create a plan to make public universities debt-free and to help refinance old student loans. She argued that unlike her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, she spends time on specific details of public policy, like the “precise rate of your student loans, right down to the decimal.” “Because it’s not a small detail to you,” Clinton said. “It’s a big deal.” But instead of going into the specifics of her edu-


MAGGIE ANDRESEN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Clinton spoke about issues relevant to “millennial voters,” like student loan debt and youth activism.


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The university announced last Tuesday its decision to name Richard Deeg as the permanent dean for the College of Liberal Arts. After Teresa Soufas announced her resignation in January 2015, William Stull was named interim dean while Temple conducted a year-long national search with consulting company Isaacson, Miller. The search culminated in a pool of candidates, four of which visited Main Campus during the Spring 2016 semester. Deeg and the other candidates — Jeff Manza, Eric Arnesen and Susan Roberts — held open Q & A sessions for students and faculty to attend. “Any faculty and students could have participated in the open sessions for the visiting candidates,” said Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Temple’s vice provost for Academic Affairs. “There was a large turnout and we invited them to provide feedback. It was a good opportunity for the community to engage [in the decision].” Laufgraben said while the selection committee had to “work through” the administrative upheaval in July — in which the university lost both President Neil Theobald and Provost Hai-Lung Dai — it was expected that the decision would take most of the summer. “We were still able to accomplish what we wanted to at the beginning of the fall semester,” Laufgraben said. “There was only a short lag because the committee worked through May.” Deeg was the only finalist for the position who came from within the university.


World record: ‘sweet’ victory for those in need MCPB broke the former record with 49,100 PB&J sandwiches. By EMILY SCOTT & ERIN MORAN The Temple News PB&J Day was a small event that took place during Trina Van’s early years at William Davies Middle School in southern New Jersey. “I loved to do things that I could do at school because I was still doing service despite my limited driving options,” Van said. Now, as the secretary and director of community service events for Main Campus Program Board, the

junior neuroscience major brought a much larger PB&J Day to Temple. “I thought the best idea was to bring something that people could do on campus so that they can still help with the community even if it’s between classes,” she said. “You could come in between classes, it’s casual, just grab gloves, make sandwiches.” Yesterday in the Liacouras Center, she helped organize Temple’s PB&J Day which, in addition to helping the community, broke the Guinness World Record for most sandwiches made in one hour. With 49,100 total sandwiches made by more than 1,500 students, faculty, community residents and alumni,

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PATRICK CLARK / THE TEMPLE NEWS The Main Campus Program Board broke the Guinness World Record for the most peanutbutter-and-jelly sandwiches made in an hour on Monday.

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Students living in residence halls are facing delays due to changes in the university’s mailing system. Read more on Page 2.

Our columnist argues the construction in Paley Library is inconvenient and unfair to current students. Read more on Page 5.

André Raphel joined the Boyer School to conduct the new Temple University Concert Orchestra. Read more on Page 7.

Men’s soccer defender Matt Mahoney played with a number of teams before coming to Temple. Read more on Page 20.




Stadium Stompers discuss plans for next months The group is working on an “escalation” plan for the next eight months. By NATHALIE SWANN For The Temple News After taking the microphone, Wende Marshall asked the crowd of about 25 seated before her on Wednesday in the Church of the Advocate what they wanted the Stadium Stompers to look like in eight months. Marshall is an adjunct professor of intellectual heritage at Temple and one of the leaders of the Stadium Stompers, a group of community residents and students who oppose the proposed oncampus football stadium. The organization planned a demonstration for the Homecoming golfcart parade on Friday at the Bell Tower. “We’re just trying to send our message and make sure that people understand what an inconvenience and what an issue the stadium is and would be,” said Anna Barnett, a senior women’s studies major. “Our goal is to improve the area through the people of the area,” said Philip Gregory, a junior English major. “Our goal is to stomp the stadium.” The church, on 18th and Diamond streets, was quiet during the meeting, but still held an atmosphere of confusion about what was happening next. Attendees suggested that the group reach out to Jeffrey Lurie, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Richard Englert, Temple’s acting president. But the ideas were shot down as unnecessary. Chuck Cannon, a 2015 anthropology alumnus, said he felt that the change of presidents over the summer had no effect on the stadium plans, and communication with the Board of Trustees was more important to ac-

complish their goals. “When we try to go to some of the Board of Trustees meetings, there is a cadre of Temple Police officers blocking us,” said Jackie Wiggins, a 32nd Ward leader, 11th division committeeperson and member of the Stadium Stompers. “Whether or not it’s a public or private event, a lot of times police will block us,” said Barnett. “It always seems to be less about what’s legal and more about what Temple wants to permit us to do.” Members of the Stadium Stompers also brainstormed ideas to get Temple students more involved with the anti-stadium movement. Kwesi Daniels, a geography and urban studies Ph.D. candidate, said he wants to get Temple football players involved in the movement. “Temple football players need to recognize the steps that professional players, like Colin Kaepernick, are taking in terms of speaking out against racial discrimination and the historical racism within society,” Daniels said. “I think that Temple tries to send a message that the stadium is for football players and that they really value these athletes,” Barnett said. “We want to reach out to Temple football players because we think that they should be against the stadium.” “They should realize that they have a lot of power and they should be ready to use that power, just like you see on a national scale right now [regarding Colin Kaepernick],” Barnett added. “[Football players] need to take it upon themselves to help end acts of racism in North Philadelphia by supporting the Stadium Stompers,” said Daniels.

MAX SIMONS FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Jackie Williams, a resident of North Philadelphia for 30 years, discusses the importance of protest against building a stadium .

nathalie.swann@temple.edu MAX SIMONS FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS A Stadium Stompers sign hangs in a window at 15th and Diamond streets.

Packages in residence halls see major delays Students say it takes days after a package is delivered for them to receive it. By GILLIAN MCGOLDRICK Assistant News Editor For many students living on Main Campus, to use Amazon Prime two-day shipping really means to wait several extra days. At least, that is what happened to undeclared freshman Taryn Atmore’s roommate in 1300 Residence Hall. In July, the United States Postal Service sent a letter to Temple stating the mail company would no longer deliver packages to each location on campus, but instead deliver them to only one location for Temple to then sort and deliver itself. Because of this, Temple’s Office of Housing and Residential Life had to take over that step in the delivery process, so UHRL staff now sorts and delivers all of the university’s packages. When students receive notification from their delivery service that the package has been delivered, it often takes multiple days before the package is ready for pickup in their residence hall. “The Postmaster General for our region determined that, starting this semester, the United States Postal Service would no longer deliver directly to Temple residence halls,” Director of Residential Life Kevin Williams wrote in an email to students living in residence halls. “The university unsuccessfully argued against this change.” Williams said in the email that Temple implemented a centralized mailing system and is exploring different and more effective ways of getting mail into the residence halls. “My roommates, they’re having some trouble [getting packages],” said Avery Mathews, a freshman advertising major. “My one roommate has gotten a lot of packages but hasn’t had any problems, but the other, he’s had problems [with packages] numerous times already.” “He’s gotten three things, and they’ve gotNews Desk 215-204-7419 news@temple-news.com

ten mixed up all three times,” Mathews added. “It was sent to another guy with the same name on campus. Another time it was just lost in the building.” Matt Day, a freshman music technology major living in Morgan Hall, started a petition last week to pressure the university into changing its delivery system. The petition has more than 150 signatures from students across Main Campus. “[The mailing system] is extremely hindering for students that are waiting for books and important school supplies,” Day wrote in the petition. “It is also unfair for students that paid extra for something to be delivered next-day or in two days.” “We do not want this new mailing process to continue to cause students trouble, and frustration,” Day added in the petition. “I just don’t understand why the postal service treats us differently because we’re an organization,” freshman journalism major Christian Hibbard said. “We’re multiple blocks apart. Why can’t they deliver to Morgan and [Johnson and Hardwick]?” Williams recommended in his email to students that they choose UPS or FedEx mailing systems instead of USPS, to speed up the process. Williams added that if students are ordering from Amazon, they can use the Amazon Locker in 7-Eleven on Liacouras Walk to pick up packages. Director of Facilities Bill Jalbert was unable to be reached for comment. Daniel Berry, a sophomore civil engineering major and resident in Morgan Hall North, said he has been waiting several days to receive a textbook he needs for class. “You’re going to have to wait at least a week once your package gets on campus,” Berry said. “If you have overnight shipping, it’s really overnight plus seven days.” gillian.mcgoldrick@temple.edu @gill_mcgoldrick Editor’s note: Gillian McGoldrick is a resident assistant for University Housing and Residential Life.

Construction leadership changes; projects do not Jerry Leva has overseen major construction projects at Temple. By LIAN PARSONS For The Temple News Gennaro “Jerry” Leva’s eyes fill with tears when he talks about his father, who died about two weeks ago. Leva was born in the mountains of Molise, Italy and immigrated with his family to Philadelphia in 1967 when he was 10 years old. At age 11, Leva started working with his father as a bricklayer and a stone mason. He also served as a translator for his father, who did not speak English. More than four decades later, in November 2015, Leva was appointed vice president for planning and capital projects at Temple, where he will oversee the university’s construction projects. The transition to Temple from Drexel, where he previously worked as senior director of construction planning and management, has been “heartwarming,” Leva said. “Everybody here has been helpful and gone out of their way to make me feel comfortable so that I can really look at the place as it should be,” he said. “You really have to absorb where you’re at first.” One of the main challenges of the position so far has been “understanding the amount of work that we’re doing on campus,” Leva said. Leva said there are currently more than 300 projects in the design, pre-construction or construction phases, including Visualize Temple and Verdant Temple. Capital projects are separate from operations and facilities like the library, which is slated for completion in Fall 2018 and has to be “ontime and on-budget.” The university is still working out the logistics of a potential on-campus football stadium and is in talks with the community, about the project, Leva said. He added that

through 2018-19, the agenda for projects is filled. The main goal is fulfilling existing projects, but Leva said he is discussing future plans with Acting President Richard Englert and Kevin Clark, vice president and COO. Leva did not apply for the position but said he received a call asking if he was interested. Jim Creedon, the former senior vice president for construction and facilities, has “moved on from Temple,” university spokesman Brandon Lausch said. Coming in with his own plan, however, was not on the agenda, Leva said. “You grow up in this industry and you always think you have a plan in place of how to approach things,” Leva said. “Going into an area where there’s a lot of people involved, it would be disrespectful to try to say: ... ‘This is what I need to do to solve the problem.’” Instead, Leva said “delving into what you have,” like resources, the people involved and goals are important in making informed, educated decisions. “At the end of the day, what we do is done by people,” he said. “To come in with a plan, it would be pre-judgmental of me to do that.” Leva went to Drexel University for his undergraduate degree and was the first in his family to earn a college diploma. He worked at his alma mater for 18 years where he was “more in the trenches.” In his current position, he is like a “helicopter looking down,” Leva said. He added he often walks out of his office to examine and observe the progress on the projects around Main Campus. “I’ve always been a hands-on guy,” he said. “I’m [now] on a different level but I’m doing the same thing.” “My dad never got to see me here,” he added. “To be sitting here, I think my dad would be proud, because I am.” lian.parsons@temple.edu @Lian_Parsons

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Tapingo food-ordering app released on Main Campus Sodexo helped release the new app to cut down lines in “restaurant-style” dining spots. By KIMBERLY BURTON For The Temple News It’s a “new” app with a name people can’t seem to pronounce. Tapingo was released on Main Campus recently, and some students still aren’t sure what exactly it is, or how to say it correctly. Tapingo, pronounced “tuhPING-go,” allows individuals to look at menus for all Sodexo locations on campus and make orders right from their phones. The app, which is based out of California, was first released in 2012. Richard Green, one of Sodexo’s general managers at Temple, said he had been talking to Tapingo about a partnership for about a year. The app has already been implemented on campuses like High Point University in North Carolina and the University of Central Florida. “It’s a great way to beat lines,” Green said. “If you’re walking out of class and you know that you’re headed this way but you don’t want to wait in line, just put your order in and it’s ready when you get here.” The goal of the app is to reduce lines and make buying food on Main Campus a lot simpler. In addition to the current pick-

MORGAN HINDMAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Tapingo will soon offer food delivery to students from Sodexo restaurants on Main Campus like Cosi, Starbucks, Tony Luke’s and several others straight to students’ doors.

up option, delivery will be available soon. “They will start working on the delivery options which will start probably in the beginning of October,” Green said. Tapingo is currently available at all “restaurant-style” Sodexo-run locations on campus including the Student Center Food Court, Cosi in Pearson-McGonigle Hall and Starbucks at the Tech Center.

“[The only delivery location] we don’t have is Stella’s Scoops, because you can’t really deliver ice cream,” Green said. He added Tapingo will soon be reaching out to restaurant locations that are close to campus to give students more options. Tapingo allows students to connect their OWLcards to the app, meaning they can use Diamond Dollars and meal swipes to purchase

food. “[This feature] is one of those great things that separates Tapingo from some of the other services out there,” Green said. Not only are meal plans accepted at most Sodexo locations, but students can also customize orders with Tapingo. Since the app’s release on Main Campus, 1,609 people have already registered and more than 100 new

people register each day, Green added later in an email. An average 315 orders are made daily, and numbers are increasing. Currently, the most popular locations on-campus using the app are Starbucks, Southside Diner in Morgan, and Cosi. “I really like how quick the whole process is,” said Kayzad Jokhi, a freshman finance major. “I’m able to use my meal swipes without having to wait in a long line. On my way back from class, I like to order and pick up food from the Morgan downstairs food court.” Tapingo will not be available on the Ambler Campus. The app’s services will not be released in Ambler due to a lack of significant interest in that campus’ food services, Green said. Green said he believes the introduction of Tapingo to Temple’s campus will help Sodexo renew its contract next month with the university. “Anytime you can push the customer service satisfaction scores up, which I think Tapingo will do, is something that will help us to maintain our contract here,” Green said. “It’s something we worked on prior to the big ‘coming up.’ That’s not the only reason we did it but it will definitely help.” “I probably won’t use the app since I don’t mind waiting in line or using technology,” said Abby Moore, a freshman early childhood education major. kimberly.burton@temple.edu

Locker policy enforced Lockers in the commuter lounge will be emptied on Tuesdays and Fridays. By JENNY ROBERTS Opinion Editor Water bottles, books and coats were scattered on top of the lockers in the Commuter Lounge last week. Students who weren’t lucky enough to find an open locker for their belongings left them out in the open. While the 60 lockers in the Commuter Lounge are meant for daily use, students have been leaving their locks on overnight and throughout the weekend, making it difficult for some students to access a locker at all. “Everyone claims a locker and just uses it as their own,” said Laura Gorecki, a junior biology major. She removed some items from her locker before putting the lock back on. “When I came this was probably like the only one that was left. I guess I got lucky.” Signs have been put up explaining the daily use policy in the commuter lounge since about Aug. 30, said Jason Levy, senior director of Student Center Operations, but the policy was not enforced until last Friday. “I didn’t want to put them up on a Tuesday and then that week take [the locks] down,” Levy said. “I wanted folks to know what was going on, so they could prepare for the removal.” The three signs posted in the lounge explain that the locks and the contents in each locker will be removed every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and Friday at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with the daily use policy. The contents of the locker will then be taken to Temple Police’s Lost & Found, where students can retrieve them. “My hope is that people will use the lockers more as a daily use option and less as, ‘This is my locker for the semester or the year,’ or whatever they think,” Levy said. “Because everyone else was doing it, I didn’t think it was a big deal,” Gorecki said of continually keeping her lock on her locker. Caroline Jones, a junior marketing major and commuter, said she has wanted to use a locker, but hasn’t been able to find

one because students were keeping locks on them. “With the days that I’m here, like Tuesdays and Thursdays, I would want to use a locker because I’m here all day,” she said. “It’s hard being a commuter, carrying bags all the time and bringing stuff in.” Jones said she wanted the daily use policy to be enforced, but also feels conflicted about it. “At the same time I feel like there’s so many commuters at Temple, where it would just be like a fight for the lockers,” she said. On Friday, the first removal took place at 4:30 p.m. as locks still on lockers were removed by Student Center staff using a bolt cutter. Levy said because the policy wasn’t enforced until a little more than two weeks after the original signs were posted that he would post additional signs last Thursday afternoon to inform students the policy would take effect the next day. These signs were never put up. Because this was the first time the policy was enforced, however, students’ belongings were taken to the Student Center information desk, where they were scheduled to be kept until Tuesday morning. They would either be discarded or taken to Temple Police’s Lost & Found. In the future, belongings will be taken directly to the lost & found. Daniela Florido, a sophomore criminal justice major, said she thinks the daily use policy is fair, but will not address the larger problem with commuter lockers. “There’s an abundance of us and there’s just very few lockers and very few spaces for us to go, so I think it’s a short-term fix to the issue,” Florido said. “I understand the motive behind it. I just don’t think it addresses the full issue.” There are also 44 daily-use lockers available in the Student Center, Levy said. The Student Center, however, is farther away from the SEPTA Regional Rail station. Levy said he would consider working to find a space for more lockers if the continued enforcement of the daily use policy in the commuter lounge is not effective in providing commuters with a space for their belongings. jenny.roberts@temple.edu @jennyroberts511

MAGGIE ANDRESEN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Hillary Clinton spoke about climate change, systemic racism and gender inequality.

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CLINTON cational policy during the speech, Clinton encouraged the audience to visit her website, where she said her full plan is accessible. “I really wanted to hear more about how she plans to make college free for all the public universities,” said Amanda Dinh, a sophomore pharmacy major. “She mentioned that she worked with Bernie Sanders, which is really great because a lot of Temple students supported him, but I would love to hear more about what she plans to do to actually get that working for us.” “Everyone wants to have free college, obviously, but is that really feasible?” said Kaitlyn Nevin, a sophomore in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality management. “Somebody has to pay for it, so where’s the money going to come from?” Nevin said it was her first time seeing any presidential candidate in person — and she even got to shake Clinton’s hand. “She walked past us up to the front,” Nevin said. “I didn’t want to miss the opportunity, so I

screamed: ‘Hillary!’ She turned around and shook my hand.” “The fact that a woman has the potential to be our next president is so inspiring,” Nevin added. “I think about all the little girls that look up to Hillary and think, ‘I could be president if I want.’” In addition to education, Clinton stressed the importance of issues like climate change, systemic racism and gender inequality. Clinton finished her speech by asking that all attendees organize and volunteer to register voters and get out the vote for her campaign. “At Temple, you’re already organizing football tailgates and having a great time doing it,” she added. “Young people have more stake in this election than anyone else,” Clinton said. “If I’m in the White House, young people will always have a seat at any table where decisions are made.” michaela.winberg@temple.edu @mwinberg_

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Take election seriously Recognize the importance of your vote, as Pennsylvania is a swing state this year. While Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was on Main Campus on Monday, she spoke about issues related to “millennial voters,” like struggling with student debt and youth activism in an academic setting. We encourage you to make your own decisions about who to vote for come November, but agree with the sentiment Clinton stressed about young people — they need to get out and vote. “Not voting is not an option,” she said to a crowd of about 200 people. We’re repeating it because we can’t emphasize that idea enough. “We’re making it easy,” Clinton said, referencing the hundreds of people on college campuses and in Philadelphia who have set up tables and pounded the pavement with voter registration forms. We know on Temple’s Main Campus alone, groups like Temple College Republicans and Temple College Democrats, as well as campaign organizers from both parties have been making an effort to get students registered at their current address.

As you encounter these people, be respectful and consider the importance Pennsylvania holds in this presidential election. With 20 electoral votes up for grabs, both Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump have frequented the state and our city in the last few weeks. Clinton reminded attendees Monday that there were only 50 days until Nov. 8 — Election Day for local, state and the presidential election. We want to remind you that there’s only 21 days to register to vote in Pennsylvania, whether it be online, by mail or in person. While we don’t endorse or condemn Clinton’s policies, we agree with what she said about getting involved in campaigns: “There’s no doubt,” she said, “you young people have a large stake in this election.” In the next few days, take the time to learn about all of the candidates and make use of the volunteers who have dedicated their time to make sure Pennsylvania counts in November.

Going above and beyond

Growing out of a childhood home A student reflects on memories made in the house her mother has sold.


y sister, Anna, and I stood in our sage-green living room in York, Pennsylvania last weekend inspecting a deep dent in the wall. “This is from that time I threw my Nintendo DS at you,” she said. “Remember?” I didn’t, but I believed her. We had more than our fair share of fights in this house. Anna turned to the wall and spread her arms out, “hugging” it, like she had with the rungs of the staircase and the lamp post outside. We had returned to York, a place we both couldn’t wait to leave for Temple, to help my mom move out of the house we grew up in. Thirteen years ago, after my parents divorced, my mom, sister and I moved into a townhouse a few miles away from the house we lived in before. It was smaller, yes, but we fit well. We’d be there two years tops, my mom said then. At age 7, I didn’t care, I was just happy to be getting a loft bedroom. Years went by, and my sister and I moved through grade levels and schools. My mom got another degree, and a new job, and we stayed. Occasionally she would apologize or talk about getting a “real” house. That always confused me. It felt really real to me. More years went by. We went to work. We went to school. We painted our room three times. We fought a lot. My mom met Randy and we welcomed his family into ours. We had a lot of birthday parties and sleepovers and family dinners. We had friends in and out all the time. We became a unit. We called ourselves “APA,” for Amy, Paige and Anna. We turned this “temporary” townhouse into our home. I graduated high school and left for Temple in 2013, ready to explore a place with new people and experiences, but scared to not have my mom and sister by my side.

By PAIGE GROSS A month into school and a few days after my 18th birthday, I spontaneously walked into a tattoo parlor in Fishtown. I called my mom in a hurry, explaining what I was doing. She wasn’t happy about it, she said, but couldn’t stop me. It took a few painful minutes to etch the three little letters into my skin, but I felt comfort in knowing “APA” would be with me always. A year ago, when my mom and her longtime boyfriend started planning to buy a house in Lancaster, I was happy. COURTNEY REDMON | THE TEMPLE NEWS

My sister and I would both be out of the house by then. It was the natural next step. For months when I was home for a weekend here or there, I would help my mom pack. We looked through pages of yearbooks and tried on dance costumes for fun and read notes I passed in high school with my friends. We divvied up plates and winter coats and hair products, packing and planning for an unknown date when we’d move all of it to a new place. It was comforting to see all of the physical things that had made our lives in that house so fun and worthwhile. When the house officially sold, it became more real. Anna, who’s now a freshman at Temple, hopped on a train with me. “It’s weird to come home,” she said.

She’d only been away for three weeks. Just wait until it’s been three years, I thought. My mom greeted us with giant hugs. While packing up each room, I remembered all the good things that happened in them. I remembered whispering in the dark of my room to my best friend during a sleepover. I thought about the smell of a pine tree and opening presents on Christmas morning in our living room. I could feel the sun streaming into the kitchen during Sunday morning breakfasts. I laughed thinking about how many mornings we spent fighting for mirror space in the bathroom. I reminisced saying “I love you” for the first time last year in the early hours of the morning in our basement. While my mom had a love-hate relationship with the house, I was happy it was where our lives played out. We lived so fully here, I realized. But we’d grown out of it. And those memories would travel with me, just like the many boxes of our stuff. My mom, sister and I stood together Sunday night in the empty living room, about to depart for a train back to Philly. We shed some tears and had a long group hug before walking out the door for the last time. We were leaving our house behind, I thought as we drove away. But home would travel with me. It’s in the tattoo on the left side of my torso. It’s in the inflection of happiness I hear when I talk to my mom on the phone. It’s in the glimpses of my sister I catch across campus every once and awhile. It will be in the next house we will share with our family that’s growing. Home, I realized, is in the three of us. paige.gross1@temple.edu @By_paigegross


Professors should offer students extra assistance to get help for mental health. Oftentimes the structure of a class syllabus seems formulaic: a brief explanation of the course, a schedule of assignments and Temple’s policy on academic honesty and disability services. That’s why it came as a surprise to one of our reporters when Jillian Bauer, a journalism professor, wrote in the syllabus for her Design for Journalism class: “Students struggling with mental health or substance use issues should immediately seek counseling at Tuttleman Counseling Services. If you need someone to take you there, feel free to stop by my office at any time and I would be happy to go with you.” Her outreach struck us as unusual. How kind of a professor to offer to go out of her way to help students who struggle with their mental health. If only, we thought, this

didn’t come as such a surprise. It’s admirable that a Temple professor is offering hands-on help for students who struggle with their mental health, but it’s a shame it seems so out of the ordinary. Temple has existing policies that help students with chronic mental illness to receive the accommodations they need, but many students with mental health or substance use issues may not have even received a diagnosis, let alone pursued proper accommodations from the university. We admire the professors who go above and beyond to accommodate students who struggle with mental health or substance abuse. We hope other professors follow suit, with the same generosity and understanding for Temple students who might need a little extra support.

CORRECTIONS 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. letters@temple-news.com

October 2, 1981: Tracy Hall transferred to Temple from Penn State to play wide receiver during his senior year. He didn’t get much playing time during his three years at Penn State even after coach Joe Paterno assured him he would. Hall wanted to prove his old coach wrong during the upcoming Temple-Penn State game that year. Temple played Penn State again this weekend. A commemorative video played at the game for Paterno, who died in 2012. Before his death, Paterno asserted that he did not know former assistant Jerry Sandusky sexually abused children until 2001. Recent testimony implied Paterno knew as early as 1976 and did not forward complaints to authorities. Two Temple students protested the commemoration by holding a sign that read: “He turned his back, so we’ll turn ours.” temple-news.com @thetemplenews





Orientation needs Construction displacing students to be less isolating International students do not get to meet American students at their summer orientation.


wo years ago on my first day of classes as a freshman, I felt anxious. As an international student, I wasn’t just new to Temple, I was new to America. I figured out where I was going on Main Campus though, because I had been shown the buildings during international student orientation. But I had no idea I would feel so isolated once classes began. The only familiar faces I recognized were those of other international students, whom I met during our week-long orientation at the end of the summer, and I slowly gravitated toward them, instead of getting to know American students. The setup of orientation for international students isolates them from their American peers before they even get the chance to meet them, as the orientation for ALISA ISLAM American freshmen is held separately. Leah Hetzell, assistant director of International Student Affairs, said international students often find themselves in a situation similar to mine. “Students stay with their friends and people that they feel comfortable with,” she said. “A lot of the times it’s people that come from the same country and speak the same language.” The 2020 freshman class is made up of about 6.5 percent international students. These 337 international students did not meet any of their other 4,825 freshman peers until classes started because of the nature of international student orientation. “Most of my friends I hang out with right now are from international orientation,” said Jiahao Li, a junior chemistry major. “My roommate right now I met during international orientation.” Li, who is an international student from China, has volunteered to help at international student orientation for the past two years. “I remember students told me they were really interested in making friends with American students,” he said. Li said it’s also important for international students to become friends with American students so they have someone to talk to in their classes. “When classes started I was one of the only international

The only familiar faces I recognized were those of other international students, whom I met during our week-long orientation.

The construction of new CLA and CST advising offices in the library has been detrimental to students.


used to spend the majority of my time studying in the large open area on the first floor of Paley Library. This space had private study desks, computer access and a great view of the Bell Tower. Unfortunately, this space is no longer accessible to students. It has been blocked off since the end of the summer in order to move the advising offices for the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Technology to the first floor of the library. The construction required to move these offices has made Paley Library at times uncomfortable due to noise and crowding. As a commuter student, I rely on the library during the day to complete my school work because I can’t just go home in between SIRA SIDIBE classes. But since the construction began, the silence I need to focus on my work — and that I expect of the library — has been replaced with the sounds of hammering and drilling. “The noise has not been as disruptive for the students because it’s more contained, and it’s also during the day,” Dean of Libraries Joe Lucia said. Unfortunately, for students like me who mainly come to the library during the day, construction may still interrupt their studies. Mekayla Noll, a sophomore pre-pharmacy major, comes to the library in between her morning classes. “I just come here, so I don’t have to walk home,” Noll said. “The last time I was here, there was drilling,” she added. “It was distracting. It was really loud.” It should go without saying that a library needs to be quiet. This is essential for students to read and study, and to use the library the way it’s supposed to be used. The changes due to construction have already had a visible effect on the study habits of students, Lucia said. “We recognized its negative impact on the students,” Lucia said. “It’s not a decision that originated in the library.” “When you’re part of the university community and something like this is asked of you, you kind of have to go along with it,” he added. The noise levels are not the only unfortunate consequences of current construction. About 25 to 30 computers from the quiet zone have also been removed. Paige Glenn, a junior media studies and production major, said the loss of these computers is an “inconvenience.” “I’m trying to find seating in the library for a computer, and

it’s all filled up,” she said. “So I’m up [in the mezzanine] trying to do ‘computer work,’ but I have to do it off my phone.” “I actually have to bring my laptop to school,” Glenn added. “I wasn’t planning on it.” The first floor has become crowded as seating and floor space were also lost. Kaisha Vilcinor, a junior psychology major, said she used to spend a lot of time on the first floor in the quiet zone before it was completely blocked off for construction, and she doesn’t like using the library’s upper floors. “The upper floor quiet areas have a lot less tables so there’s just a lot less space in general, a lot less computers, a lot more people in a little, small area,” Vilcinor said. “It’s just a lot more crowded.” “There aren’t really that many quiet spaces on campus to begin with, and [the university is] getting rid of them all,” she added. “By the time that construction for the new library’s done


most of us won’t be here to experience it.” For upperclassmen like Vilcinor and myself, it’s hard to see any benefits from the current construction happening in Paley Library. Temple’s new library won’t open until 2018, and I, like many others, will have graduated by the time it’s open to students. Lucia said he is concerned with making sure students realize the library and its staff members are still working to provide for their needs. “[Students] can look at this decision and say, ‘Well, why did they decide to get rid of the space that we were using?’” Lucia said. This is exactly the question I have for the administration, which chose to begin tearing down sections of Paley Library before the foundation of the new library has even been completed. While future Temple students may still benefit from the new library and advising offices, current students shouldn’t be forced to suffer in the meantime. sira.sidibe@temple.edu


Lacking functional interfaith prayer room There is no functional space for students of all faiths to come together.

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students and I had to make friends all over again,” he said. “It’s a really good idea to have some connections before classes.” Combining the orientations for American and international students would allow international students to meet more members of their class. Currently, American students can choose from different two-day orientation dates throughout the summer. If American students were allowed to choose from even a few dates that fell during the same week as international student orientation, then both groups could be on Main Campus at the same time. Hetzell said she is not sure the logistical setup of orientation could be changed to introduce international students to American students. International Student Affairs is currently working on a program, however, to aid international students through a “peer-to-peer” initiative, pairing them up with Owl Team leaders, who are already upperclassmen. “It might expose them to someone different,” Hetzell said. “We are hoping that programs like that are going to be helpful.” Hetzell said she is also working to get cultural organizations to interact with other clubs to encourage international students to meet American students. While I think these types of initiatives are important, they are not enough to solve the problem of isolation that many international students suffer from. An individual interaction with an older Owl Team leader isn’t likely to develop into the same type of lasting friendship that could develop between two freshmen of any nation. And introducing cultural organizations to other student organizations is an attempt at fixing a problem after the fact, instead of eliminating the problem to begin with. At this point, international students have been on campus long enough to join other clubs. International students need to be incorporated into the Temple student body from the start, and for this to occur there needs to be a serious restructuring in the setup of the university’s orientations. alisa.islam@temple.edu

emple prides itself on diversity. But religious diversity isn’t always at the forefront of conversations about inclusivity on Main Campus. The university needs a centralized, larger space for students of all faiths and spiritual practices to come together. While Temple does technically have an interfaith prayer room, it is too small and not inclusive enough to be considered adequate. Despite being labeled as an “Interfaith CIERRA WILLIAMS Prayer Space,” room A326, which is hidden among student offices in the Village, seems to be focused primarily on Islam. Its announcements are posted outside the door in Arabic and ornate prayer rugs scattered on the floor. Ibrahim Souadda, senior film major and president of the Muslim Student Association, also said that the space is primarily used by Muslim students. Although the current “Interfaith Prayer Space” is open to all faiths, Souadda doesn’t think the room is currently accommodating enough. “If you have two different faith practices in there at the same time that might be difficult,” he said. “There’s just not enough space to do that, depending on what it is you have to do in your prayer.” Some may argue, however, that college students as a whole aren’t very religious and such a space isn’t essential at all. The Religious Landscape Study from 2014 shows that the youngest Millennials, those adults born between 1981 and 1996,

CAITLYN HETER FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Prayer rugs crowd the floor of the existing Interfaith Prayer Room, room A326 of the Student Center.

are less likely to consider religion an important part of their lives in comparison to older generations. This information, though, means an interfaith prayer space is all the more important for religious students. These students would benefit from being able to come together and share their experiences practicing their faith — whatever it may be — in a generation that on the whole doesn’t do the same. “I think it would facilitate great communication to talk about inclusivity, religious pluralism, intersectionality, things of that sort,” said Tykee James, a junior strategic communication major and president of the Student Interfaith and Multicultural Society. SIMS offers an opportunity for students of different faiths to come together, however, group prayer isn’t part of its function. Group prayer could be facilitated by interested students if a larger interfaith prayer space were available on Main Campus. The tiny room the university currently has does not allow for many people to be using it at one time. In creating a new, functional interfaith space, the university could provide the resources to bring students of all faiths together. This space could appeal to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian student

populations, while also focusing resources on groups that do not always receive as much attention on Main Campus. Students who practice Hinduism or other eastern religions, as well as students who are spiritual rather than religious could also use the space to pray or meditate. “What Temple really needs is a religious life center just to be honest,” Souadda added. “It’s not about any one particular faith group.” Soudda said such a religious center would serve as an acknowledgment on the university’s part that religion can play a large factor in people’s lives on a daily basis. I agree with Soudda, but I think providing a larger, more accessible interfaith prayer room could be the more economical first step taken on the university’s part to acknowledge to spiritual needs of students. Right now a functional space is lacking on campus. Creating a larger interfaith prayer space would be a step in providing inclusivity for all religious and spiritual practices on campus and providing students with a sense of belonging in a growing secularized world. cierra.williams@temple.edu






TUH named a ‘healthier hospital’

Two mass shootings occur in Philadelphia in two days

TUH was honored at City Hall last week, alongside other local hospitals.


Four people were wounded in a mass shooting in Port Richmond leaving one man in critical condition. This was Philadelphia’s second mass shooting in two days. Six people were shot 30 hours earlier, including two police officers in West Philadelphia, before police shot and killed the gunman. The shooting resulted in one death, while the other five people who were shot survived their wounds. Both shootings are still under investigation. According to Mass Shooting Tracker, an online database following all mass shootings throughout the country, a mass shooting is considered as “an incident where four or more people are shot in a single shooting spree.” -Megan Milligan


Business school rises in college rankings For the first time in its history, the Fox School of Business has broken into the top 50 business programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report’s annual review. The school jumped 13 spots to No. 48 in the U.S. News rankings. Princeton Review ranked Fox’s entrepreneurship program No. 8 in the nation. Temple as a whole is ranked No. 118 out of 231 ranked national universities, according to U.S. News and World Report. Since 2012 Temple has jumped 14 spots in the rankings. -Brianna Cicero

By PATRICK BILOW For The Temple News Representatives from several hospitals in Philadelphia were honored by a local nonprofit on Wednesday for their efforts toward making the city healthier. Leaders from Temple University Hospital were found long before the ceremony began and gleaming with pride. Common Market, a local nonprofit that connects institutions with healthy, local food, honored TUH along with Jeanes Auxiliary Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. The hospitals were each tasked with eliminating trans fats, lowering sodium and offering more whole, unrefined foods, beverages and ingredients in food served at the hospitals. “There are a lot [of standards],” said Jeffery Klova, the executive chef at TUH. “This was not an easy process.” The ceremony of about 40 people met in in a large room in City Hall last week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Philadelphians are struggling with obesity — approximately 67 percent of adults and 41 percent of youth between the ages 6 and 17 are overweight or obese. “This is a serious problem,” Philadel-

phia’s health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farley said in his speech. Farley was introduced by Tatiana Garcia Granados, the founder and chief operations officer of Common Market. “It is time for action,” said Granados during the ceremony. She was the driving force behind the “Good Food, Healthy Hospitals” movement. Common Market, along with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, introduced the public health initiative “Get Healthy Philly.” “Through your commitment you are giving healthy local foods to community members that may have never had it,” said Granados. She also shared her concern for the high obesity rates in Philadelphia and said her company believes the first step toward fixing this issue is to address the meals served at “anchor institutions.” These are hospitals, schools, universities and government agencies that “anchor” towns and cities, Granados said during her speech. “These institutions make intentional and targeted investments, but often overlook their own community’s food procurement needs.” But how do institutions treat buying food in Philadelphia? For Klova, making sure food is healthy for his customers is already very important. and has only been strengthened by his partnership with Common Market. “Jeff is always checking food labels and is very aware of the ingredients in all

the foods we serve,” said Joseph Moleski, the director of Hospitality and Nutrition Services at TUH. “We have made simple changes in our menu such as replacing soda with water and checking the amount of sodium in our foods,” said Klova. “We are constantly looking for a local source to get our products.” For Common Market, it is much more than providing healthy food for the community. Granados explained that “anchor institutions can increase their social and economic impacts in their regions while also providing constituents with fresh nutritious food.” According to a press release for the ceremony, when anchor institutions commit to providing local and healthy food, farms increase their production to meet that demand. This increases jobs and financing opportunities for more money to be spent locally. “We are very excited,” Elizabeth Craig, TUH’s chief nursing executive. Klova, Moleski and Craig were joined by Associate Director Adam Messer and Clinical Nutrition Manager Michele Ondeck Williams as the team accepted their award for the standard that they achieved. “Your commitment to this program helps everyone in your community and everyone that walks through your door,” Granados said. patrick.timothy.bilow@temple.edu

Katz School dean honored as a top “Physician Leader” Larry Kaiser, dean of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, was named in a list of top “Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a magazine for business news and analysis for health system executives. Kaiser was one of 110 leaders of hospitals and health systems who have been recognized for leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers and for creating initiatives to lead and improve their individual organizations and their communities. The 2016 list published by Becker’s Hospital Review features individual profiles of all 110 leaders. -Amanda Lien


Philadelphia Police union endorses Donald Trump The Fraternal Order of Police in Philadelphia endorsed Donald Trump for president on Friday, Billy Penn reported. This follows the National Police Union, who announced their support on Friday. In the last 20 years, the FOP has sided with Republicans, except for when it endorsed Bill Clinton in 1996 and did not side with a nominee in 2012. After the Democratic National Convention, John McNesby wrote in an open letter that the FOP was outraged when Hillary Clinton had guests who spoke of the losses of African-American lives due to police engagement, but didn’t have any spotlight on the tragedies of killed officers. Trump needs the majority of union support if he wants to win Pennsylvania. The population of unionized workers in the state has increased 2 percent, to 13 percent statewide. The Allentown Morning Call reported that Clinton has a nine point lead over Trump in Pennsylvania. -Francesca Furey

State rep from area near Temple runs for reelection Leslie Acosta, the current representative of the 197th state legislative district — which encompasses Main Campus — is currently running unopposed for reelection in November. The Inquirer reported last week that Acosta is also a convicted felon. In a secret court proceeding that took place last March, Acosta pleaded guilty to a felony charge: one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Her conviction remains under seal and was never disclosed by prosecutors. It has been reported that Acosta is working with a legal team to prosecute her former boss, Renee Tartaglione, who was indicted for theft, conspiracy, and fraud in January 2016. In an interview with the Inquirer, Acosta admitted to accepting checks from the Juniata Community Mental Health Clinic. She also stated that she cashed them and sent the money back to Tartaglione. Acosta will be officially sentenced in January. -Amanda Lien News Desk 215-204-7419 news@temple-news.com

ZACH FISCHER FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Longtime professor and scholar Richard Deeg was appointed as dean of the College of Liberal Arts on Sept. 13 after a year-long national search.

‘See the value in liberal arts,’ dean says Continued from Page 1

DEAN Deeg started at Temple in 1991 before becoming a full professor in 2009. In February 2015 he became Senior Associate Dean. “It was never my career goal to become dean,” he said. “But I became a department chair, and I liked the challenges it came with … [As Associate Dean] I became deeply versed in what happens and how the college operates at that level.” He said he learned how to provide a different kind of service to the university other than teaching. The new decentralized budget model which was implemented in Fall 2012 poses challenges for CLA, Deeg said. The model, in which colleges receive tuition

directly from students’ enrollment in their classes, led CLA to cut 5 percent of its budget while he was Senior Associate Dean. The budget was cut because enrollment in CLA was declining, Deeg added. “The challenge for CLA and liberal arts nationally is that people don’t think you can make a career with a liberal arts degree,” Deeg said. “What we do is still valuable.We provide a broad intellectual experience and critical thinking skills.” He said people are unsure how to translate those skills into a specific job or career. “I want to help students and their parents see the value in liberal arts,” Deeg said. “These are skills you can use in every job.” Before Deeg was named dean, CLA had already started putting its efforts to-

ward combating that perception by hiring a career adviser in January 2015. The college has since hired three more. Deeg added that while he has been with CLA for a long time, he does not want to “keep things the same way” but instead build on “what is already there.” He said the college has been working on a plan to build a stronger undergraduate curriculum and diversity within the school. “I’ve just got one perspective,” Deeg said. “People’s experiences become the blueprint for change. It’s an opportunity to talk about what can be done.” julie.christie@temple.edu @ChristieJules

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Analyzing surveillance in society through art Two former students created an exhibit about methods of surveillance in history. By IAN WALKER For The Temple News


our PlayStation controllers are mounted to a pedestal in Esther Klein Gallery in University City, but visitors aren’t allowed to play. Artists Keith Hartwig and Daniel Newman, two former students, created the PlayStation controller arrangement as a part of their exhibit “Surveillance: An Exhibition of Work on the Observation, Recording, and Storage of Human Activity,” which is being shown until Sept. 30. The pair expressed that the controllers were installed to reflect the aesthetic and technological connection between games and surveillance tools. Hartwig, a 2011 architecture alumnus and an adjunct professor in Tyler, said consumer products, like personalized drones and GoPros, are an extension of the technology originally created for purposes of surveillance. “A lot of the technology is being developed by the same researchers, it’s just being deployed into different areas,” Hartwig said. Hartwig and Newman approached the exhibit from a shared interest in urban spaces. “We both have a really strong interest in that intersection between mass media and the built environment,” said Newman, who took prerequisite classes at Temple for his master’s in architecture from the New School’s Parsons School of Design. Multiple pieces in the exhibit specifically focus on the impact of surveillance on urban environments. The artists designed an aerial-view mural of Philadelphia from a drone photograph. They also created a time-lapse video entitled “Fatal Trajectories” to demonstrate how technology used to catch armed criminals can also record conversations across a city. For every gunshot that occurred in Washington, D.C. during 2012, “Fatal Trajectories” displays a red dot on a map based on where ShotSpotter technology determined the gun was fired. ShotSpotter, according to the “Surveillance” overview on Hartwig’s website, “is a proprietary technology and network of microphones affixed to infrastructure such as telephone poles and streetlamps.” SST, Inc., the company that created ShotSpotter, claims on its website that “ShotSpotter sensors are specifically designed to be triggered by loud explosive or ‘impulsive’ sounds only.” Newman has a different view.

CACIE ROSARIO FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Daniel Newman, former Temple student from 2006 -09, co-created “Surveillance” with Keith Hartwig, an exhibition at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery, which will be open until Sept. 30.


Group brings Shakespeare back to Philly

Globally-known conductor joins staff The Boyer School of Music appointed André Raphel as the conductor of its new orchestra.

An alumnus is the founder of a Philly-based Shakespeare theater group.

By BUSOLA TOWOLAWI For The Temple News

By ASATA BAMBA For The Temple News William Shakespeare isn’t usually a hot topic outside of high school English classes, but Griffin Stanton-Ameisen aims to revive the playwright’s work. With three productions under his belt, Stanton-Ameisen, a 2007 theater alumnus, is both the founder and artistic director of Revolution Shakespeare. He is also the producer of the troupe’s latest play, which will premiere at the end of the month. Revolution Shakespeare is a Philadelphia-based theater company founded in August 2013 that produces plays either written or inspired by William Shakespeare in Hawthorne Park every fall. After producing “Macbeth” in 2014

“Specifically with ‘King John’ and the political atmosphere as it is right now with us gearing towards the election. ‘King John’ is about who is the rightful king. ... Their opinions switch at the drop of a dime. The play seems all too relevant to do today.” Revolution Shakespeare’s “King John” features not only Stanton-Ameisen

In his travels, André Raphel has discovered every different place he goes to adds new feeling and meaning to his music. “There’s life in these small communities, and small places where you can discover what makes music breathe, and what makes it live, and why it’s important to people,” he said. “And to me, that’s the beauty of [it].” Raphel has been conducting for more than 30 years and worked in Europe, Asia, South America and all over the United States. He was recently appointed as the conductor of the newly-established Temple University Concert Orchestra. Raphel has been playing the trombone since he was a kid, but said he felt that he could connect better with the musicians and audience by conducting. “I wanted to communicate with people [in a way] that went beyond the trombone,” Raphel said. He earned his bachelor’s of music from the University of Miami and a master’s of music from Yale University. He



VEENA PRAKRIYA FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Carlo Campbell (left) and Cathy Simpson of Revolution Shakespeare’s, “King John,” rehearse in Hawthorne Park on Sept. 9.

and “Love’s Labour’s Lost” in 2015, they will perform “King John” this season. “I think Shakespeare is always relevant,” Stanton-Ameisen said. “The reason the plays have lasted so long is because thematically they still are important and are the same issues that we are dealing with, just probably on different scales and with slightly more flowery language.” “The themes and the language make me keep coming back to them,” he added.





Alumn Kufere Laing fundraised money for his middle school social studies class in Detroit.

Jeff Fonda created the Literate Earth Project, a nonprofit organization that brings literacy to Uganda through libraries.

Temple Rome is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a global campus this year.

An alumnus stars as Yolanda Kipling in the Netflix original series, “The Get Down.”




Striving for African-American identity in Detroit An alumnus fundraised for books to teach his class about culture and self-identity. By INDONESIA YOUNG For The Temple News Kufere Laing, a 2015 African American Studies and economics alumnus, realized books held the power to expand the young minds of one middle school social studies class in Detroit. Laing was upset his class did not have any textbooks. He would photocopy pages from Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” and deliver the material as daily handouts for his students to read. “As a teacher it is my job to not fail my students. I have the opportunity to make it better,” Laing said. So he took action and raised $1,700 for textbooks in 24 hours, using Donors Choose, a fundraising site geared towards financing classroom projects. Laing was placed at Voyageur Academy in Detroit, Michigan soon after graduation

through the low-income educational non-profit, Teach for America. Detroit has experienced its share of economic turmoil, often affecting the city’s educational performance. “Detroit’s no different from North Phila-

working class African-Americans in Pittsburgh. He said he learned the importance of his own culture through his father and now he hopes to bestow those same values upon his students. His plan is to purchase a large array of AfricanAmerican literature in the hopes of teaching his

A neighborhood that doesn’t have resources must make their own. The people aren’t the problem. Kufere Laing 2015 African American studies and economics alumnus

delphia,” Laing said. “A neighborhood that doesn’t have resources must make their own. The people aren’t the problem.” According to Start Class, a website that collects data about education, Voyageur Academy rates a four out of 10 for average academic performance. About 74.6 percent of the student population identify as African-American and about 91.4 percent qualify for free lunch. Laing grew up in a large population of

students to seek pride in their identity. “I want black students to understand that we have a strong culture and we should be proud of this culture,” he said. According to Teach for America, students in extreme poverty are half as likely to graduate from high school and about one-tenth as likely to graduate from college compared to students from more affluent backgrounds. The new curriculum will consist of literary works like “Mon-

ster” by Walter D. Myers and “The Skin I’m In” by Sharon G. Flake. Each book speaks to types of adversity minority students face in American society. The history teacher aspires to spark the students’ interest in reading with books that they can personally relate to. “Kufere Laing’s proactive project to get books for his class in Detroit appears to be a good faith effort at supporting the education of the students. Perhaps this will spur the Detroit School District to pour more money into Afrocentric education,” said Molefi Kete Asante, chair of the African American studies department. “We are proud of the fact that Kufere is keeping the social responsibility he was taught at Temple at the top of his list in his work.” Laing said teaching is hard but he does not question if it’s the right line of work for him, because “worthy work is challenging.” Now, provided with the appropriate material for teaching, he can continue to impact his students with the ideals of a universal education that spans all backgrounds and all colors. “I want my students to critically question American society,” he said. indonesia.young@temple.edu

Creating a ‘literate earth’ through nonprofit work An MBA candidate created an organization to increase literacy in Uganda. By KIMBERLY BURTON For The Temple News During a service trip Jeff Fonda took to Uganda, he worked in a school with no textbooks. Instead, every student was given a hand-written version of a textbook for their classes. “It’s a crazy process, they actually hand copied each book over and over again,” Fonda said. “It was great they had the text, but they had no formalized pictures or graphs.” Fonda, a first-year master’s of business administration student, was inspired by his experiences in Uganda to found the nonprofit called The Literate Earth Project, an organization that helps Ugandan children get access to books and increase literacy. Other than the hand-copied textbooks, students had no books to read for pleasure. Fonda soon discovered the school’s headmaster had approximately 15 books in his office and decided to show them to the students. “With these books and atlas, they were seeing pictures of new people, trees, buildings, things they had never seen before,” Fonda said. Information about sports in particular were of interest to them, Fonda added. “They were asking things like, ‘What is this sport?’ They had never seen tennis before. ‘What is this racket for?’” he said. This is when his revelation occurred, he said. “You could see the wheels were going in their heads,” Fonda said. “That experience of seeing the real need for knowledge and how it spurred these other thoughts and conversations was amazing.” The Literate Earth Project was officially formed in 2011. In 2013, Fonda and his organization opened their first library in Uganda. In that same year, they also received a LEAP grant from BetterWorldBooks. LEAP grants are given to organizations with “game-changing” ideas to “help advance a compelling literacy project,” according to its website. “We watched [the first library] for a year and half to see it’s successes and failures,” he said. After Fonda and other individuals from the organization saw the library was working, they began to


open more libraries throughout the country in 2014. In the past two and a half years, The Literate Earth Project has opened nine libraries in areas like the Rakai, Masaka and Wakiso districts of Uganda. The organization will also open two more this year. “As long as we are able to keep up funding, we’re actually on pace to open four to six libraries per year and we would like to continue at that pace,” said Alex Moore, project’s chief operating officer. The need for books in Uganda is evident through the requests for the organization’s libraries. The Literate Earth Project has a list of about 50 schools that have been okayed to receive libraries, but hundreds have made requests. To ensure success, the organization has a vetting process where staff visit the school to assess its needs. They make sure the teachers and community are going to get involved, and that the books will actually be used by the students. In the past, to raise awareness for the program, Fonda has met with Uganda’s Vice President, H. E. Edward Ssekandi. Ssekandi has implemented policy to aid in increasing literacy in Uganda.

COURTESY JEFF FONDA St. Paul KAASO Primary-Rakai District library is one of the nine libraries the Literate Earth Project has opened throughout rural districts of Uganda since 2013, with two more openings slated for this year.

Fonda said he hopes to expand the program to the many schools on their waitlist, but the organization doesn’t have money for the books themselves. By applying for grants, starting college clubs and hosting events like the Let’s Get Literate 5K Run, they have started to raise more money for their efforts.

“We’re constantly looking for new partnerships so that we can kind of work together with other organizations that might provide solar energy or computers to schools,” Moore said. Fonda, who is interested in eventually starting a club on Main Campus connected to his nonprofit, hopes to continue focusing on Uganda due

to the serious demand for libraries. “I’d like to say we can change the whole world, but right now our goal is to change Uganda,” Fonda said. “The demand is sensational [there].” kimberly.burton@temple.edu

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RAPHEL has since conducted at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School of Music. After Juilliard, Raphel was appointed as a conductor at the Norwalk Youth Symphony in Connecticut and also worked with the Affiliate Artists/National Endowment for the Arts, an organization that sponsored young conductors with major orchestras for assistantships before ending in the late 1990’s. Raphel said he considers Philadelphia his home. He spent six years in the city with the Philadelphia Orchestra in the late 1990’s. Terell Stafford, the director of jazz studies at the Boyer College of Dance and Music, believed forming a new orchestra to join the Temple University Symphony Orchestra would benefit the musicians. “For a school that’s aiming for excellence, having a second orchestra will help develop a really high level of musicians,” Stafford said. Raphel worked with Maestro Luis Biava, the previous conductor for the Temple University Symphony Orchestra, before his retirement, so Raphel was already familiar with working at Temple. “It’s not often that you get the opportunity to start a new orchestra, so that was really exciting to me,” Raphel said. Raphel said he enjoys working with students in general because he gets the opportunity to mold amateur musicians. “Sometimes with a professional orchestra, they can play the music. They don’t always need you so much,” Raphel said. “They need you to inspire them, but there’s a different feeling, a different energy about working with students.”

Raphel said he also sees the opportunity as a way to “continue traditions.” Raphel is the student of German-born conductor Otto-Werner Mueller. He first worked with him at Yale and continued the partnership at Curtis and Juilliard. Mueller passed away earlier this year, and Raphel is hoping to continue the legacy of his teachings. As well as conducting the new orchestra, Raphel will be teaching an advanced instrumental conducting class, primarily to seniors and juniors. He said he hopes this new orchestra will not only help students develop technically on their instruments, but also musically, “so they start to get an understanding on how to play different styles of music.” Raphel said he is also excited about the possibilities for the orchestra, and would be interested in potential collaborations with the dance department or the jazz band. The new orchestra had its first rehearsal last Tuesday and will have its first concert on Oct. 27. The performance will feature work from American composers John Corigliano and William Schuman. “It will be interesting,” Raphel said, “because it combines, not only standard work by [Johannes] Brahms and [Antonín] Dvořák, but because it has some important Americans’ works in it.” Raphel said he likes incorporating popular works with works that are not as well known, because he believes it provides a balance — he said he wants to “challenge the orchestra sonically.” “Music should be a combination of exploration and comfort,” he said. o.towolawi@temple.edu

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Temple University Rome celebrates half a century

You also get to take classes that are suited to the environment and really enrich the whole experience. Alex Bruce Junior Graphic Design Major

SHEFA AHSAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Tyler School of Art held the annual Festa di Roma exhibition on Sept. 14 . The event highlighted artwork created by students who studied at Temple’s Rome Campus in celebration of the 50-year study abroad partnership.

Fifty years after opening as an art school, Temple University Rome is still a ‘creative enterprise.’ By ERIN MORAN Deputy Features Editor Creativity remains at the heart of Temple University Rome, which was founded as an art school in 1966. Students, staff and alumni of Temple University Rome will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with a school year-long series of events, including a week in May of special programming in Rome. “It will be a really exciting week,” said Hilary Link, dean of Temple University Rome. “We hope that hundreds of alumni and their families will come.” Link said artistic expression and appreciation remain important parts of Temple University Rome, and the anniversary celebration will be no exception. Link said the anniversary programming in Rome will include art events, local music events, special excursions, alumni and student panels. Alumni will also have the opportunity to take classes with some of their favorite Temple University Rome professors. The official finale of the anniversary celebration will be a gala dinner overlooking Rome on May 17, but optional special excursions to places like Tuscany, Pompeii and Naples will continue over the following three days for students and alumni. “Whether [students are] here studying international business or art history or Italian or sociology or whatever they’re doing, [Temple University Rome] is an artistic and creative enterprise at the heart of what we do,” Link said. “It’s a way for alumni to kind of relive those experiences and their time at Temple Rome,” she added. Link said having “one of the oldest and most respected [study abroad] programs in Italy” is an asset for the university as a whole. Events on Main Campus, including the Festa di Roma last Wednes-

day, exist to showcase the work of Temple University Rome alumni. Alex Bruce, a junior graphic design major, studied abroad at Temple University Rome in Spring 2016, and his work was featured at Festa di Roma, an annual exhibition hosted by Tyler School of Art to highlight student artwork created at Temple University Rome. “Part of what’s cool about being an art student in Rome is that in addition to being able to travel throughout Europe and meet a whole community of new people, you also get to take classes that are suited to the environment and really enrich the whole experience,” he said. Three of Bruce’s pieces and two of his sketchbooks were on display at Festa di Roma. One piece, his “Postcard Project,” was inspired by a visit to the Baths of Caracalla. He said he created a postcard for the baths because it’s a lesser-known attraction far from the busy roads of Rome. Walking through the ancient baths was one of many times Bruce said he was inspired by his experiences. Every project he completed for his printmaking class abroad was inspired by something he saw while exploring Rome or other European cities with friends. “I was able to bring [those experiences] back and create something immediately in response to it,” he added. Festa di Roma also featured pieces from “Tiny Biennale,” a series of miniature artwork created by Temple University Rome students. Link said the best part of her job is watching students grow and take that back to Main Campus. “[Students] learn material in very different ways here and it’s fun to see them take that back to their campus in the states and use that in different ways,” she said. Link said in addition to the 50th anniversary programming, she is working on several plans for the future of Temple University Rome, like new programs for students in the College of Engineering and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, and even student athletes. She said they are also working to expand internship opportunities in Rome and hopefully open classes to Italians and other non-Temple students. “This is a really special place,” Link said. “One of the really amazing things about coming to Temple Rome is that it’s a little bit of Temple in Europe. For people who have never been abroad or are nervous, it’s a comfortable base from which to go out into the city and immerse themselves in Rome.” Bruce said the 50-year history of Temple University Rome is important because of how many people have gone through the program. “It’s got this legacy feeling to it,” he said. “It feels like being a part of another smaller school within Temple where everyone has a shared experience of being there, even if you weren’t there at the same time. ... It’s an exciting way to relate to people.” erin.moran@temple.edu


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Theater alumna stars in Netflix show Stefanée Martin acts in the Netflix original series, “The Get Down.” By KELLEY HEY For The Temple News For Stefanée Martin, a 2012 theater alumna, a normal commute on the train could become an enthusiastic encounter with a stranger. Martin plays Yolanda Kipling on “The Get Down,” which debuted on Netflix on Aug. 12. “The Get Down,” created by Baz Luhrmann, is set in the 1970s as a fictional portrayal of the rise of hip-hop, punk and disco in New York. Martin said people who have approached her in person usually have a connection to the show in some way. She said many people talk to her about growing up in the 70s. Some have even discussed their love of hip-hop culture with her. Martin’s desire to be an actress grew out of an unwillingness to go to her neighborhood high school. Martin, a Maryland native, attended a performing arts high school and began studying acting. “Acting, for me, combines a lot of the things I already like. Things that otherwise would be hobbies of mine like reading, writing and connecting with others,” Martin said. She decided to study theater at Temple after falling in love with Philadelphia and the diversity of Temple’s campus, she said. “I met some really amazing artists and really connected to Temple and the

city of Philadelphia,” Martin said. At Temple, Martin learned different approaches to acting to which she was previously unexposed, like the Lecoq technique, which uses mask work, and the Michael Chekhov technique, which focuses on the actor’s imagination. During her time at Temple, she starred as Marianne in the 17th-century French play “Tartuffe.” She also played Wendla in excerpts of the play “Spring Awakening.” Paury Flowers, the recruitment coordinator for the Theater Film and Media Arts Recruitment Office, said Martin’s breakout role is like a “flag on the moon” for students currently studying theater. “It shows somebody was here, somebody did this. Now you go out and be great,” Flowers added. “If this is the pathway you’re thinking about, not only is it possible, but you have all of the resources at Temple to be able to create these opportunities.” Martin said performing live is “electrifying.” “It’s a mix of doing what you feel like you were born to do and also being completely pushed out of your comfort zone,” Martin said. After graduating from Temple, Martin continued to study acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco where she received a master’s in acting in 2015. It was at her senior showcase for the school that she was noticed by Dawn Steinberg, vice president of casting for Sony. Steinberg reached out to her about auditioning for “The Get Down.” While still in school, she filmed and sent in an audition tape. Luhrmann loved it and cast Martin in the show.

Martin said casting was a “crazy process” at the beginning and at first, she didn’t have many details about the project or her role. “I thought it was a pilot. I thought I was maybe going to be needed for a couple of days and it would be over,” she said. Martin’s character is the best friend of Mylene Cruz, one of the main characters on the show. “Yolanda is a real young woman of her community and of her neighborhood,” Martin said. “She knows everyone in the area she lives in.” Martin also described her character as a “bright energy” and “the life of the party.” To prepare for the role, Martin studied the time period in which the show is set. She watched a lot of documentaries and news clips, read books about “Soul Train,” the musical variety show and studied the music and art of the 70s. “I really wanted to learn not the Wikipedia facts, but what was prevalent to my characters life, lifestyle, community and neighborhood,” she said. Martin said her character pushes her friends to follow their dreams, a trait she feels she shares. “I think I can relate to that kind of drive especially with close friends if I know that they are dreaming about something,” Martin said. “Just go out there and do it. The world is yours.” kelley.hey@temple.edu Grace Shallow contributed reporting.

Two fashion weeks, a shift in perspective A student reflects on the fashion scenes in Philadelphia and Paris.

The Fashion Incubator helps up-and-coming designers network, build business models and perfect their design skills. Philly fashion brands and designers like Milano di Rouge and Conrad Booker, a 1986 architecture alumnus, participated in the Incubator program. Programs like the Incubator exist in Philadelphia, a city with a rich history and several art and design schools, in order to help emerging artists and designers get their start in the fashion world and encourage the close-knit and supportive community. But when I took what I thought was my dream internship in Paris, I learned that not every city’s fashion scene has the same environment. Working at a fashion magazine in Paris wasn’t like “The Devil Wears Prada.” I didn’t have any traumatic moments, no one made comments about what I ate for lunch and it didn’t matter if I wore H&M. But Paris wasn’t Philly. Going from what is regarded as the poorest “big city” in the United States to one of the wealthiest cities in Europe was disorienting, and it was only emphasized by the elite industry in which I was working. I sat front row at couture fashion shows, feet from gowns that took up to 800 hours to produce and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and couldn’t help but think back to an interview I did with Regina McWhite-Brown, a Philadelphia-based small business owner and designer. She brought her teenage son to the interview to film us as camera practice; he wanted to go to film school after he graduated high school. I watched model after model walk by and they all looked the same — haute couture simply doesn’t have the diversity that PFW does. I spent my time at work tweeting about fashion houses started by old — or dead — white men and thought of Ashli Reese, a Fashion Incubator alumnae, owner and designer of Melvetier and a single mom fighting lupus. I didn’t feel good standing among Chanel-clad influencers and street-style photographers and I found myself missing the connections I made with emerging designers in Philly. Finally, it dawned on me that I’m never going to care about what Miss France wore to Tony Ward’s couture show, but I do care about Philadelphia. My summer in Paris helped me realize that fashion isn’t for me, but you’ll still see me at Philly Fashion Week. There’s still a place for me in the front row supporting Philadelphia businesses and artists.

I often felt out of place in Paris. When I arrived for my summer abroad, Duolingo, an app used to learn new languages, told me I was 3 percent fluent in French. I struggled to order “macarons” from the “patisserie” around the corner from my apartment. I didn’t understand why no one ordered coffee to-go and I definitely didn’t know the difference between “camembert” and “brie.” I flew to Paris knowing I was going to feel out of place. I knew I would get dirty looks for saying “bonjour” with a South Jersey accent and I knew my bright yellow raincoat immediately labeled me a tourist. I was ready to be an outsider because the opportunity to work at a fashion magazine in Paris was worth it to me. ERIN MORAN As a journalism major, DEPUTY FEATURES I spent a lot of my time EDITOR writing about fashion. I wrote for various publications about trends and whatever that week’s “big thing” was, but somewhere along the way I realized that I no longer cared about trendy dresses or the “Five Accessories You NEED from Fashion Week.” I realized that what I really loved writing about were local Philadelphia designers who had stories to tell about their designs, their businesses and being involved in the Philly fashion scene. During my semester as a fashion beat writer for The Temple News, I got to talk to several local designers and business owners who all told me the same general thing about fashion in Philly: they were proud that the scene was growing, but they loved the close-knit, supportive feel. Philly Fashion Week, which is this week, culminates with The Runway I and II, each featuring 10 local and national designers. The Runway I and II are the largest fashion shows of PFW. PFW also includes the Macy’s Fall Fashion Show, a runway show that features Designers-in-Residence from the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City, a one-year education program for emerging Philly SASHA LASAKOW | THE TEMPLE NEWS fashion designers.




Homecoming festivities taking place this week Until Sunday, there will be a series of events on Main Campus in honor of Homecoming Week. To start, Nick Cannon and the cast of MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” will be performing in the Temple Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. tonight. Students must present an OWLcard to gain access to the event. On Friday at 2:30 p.m., there will be a golf cart parade at the Bell Tower featuring different student organizations, departments, schools and colleges. At 3:30 p.m., the Diamond Marching Band and spirit squad will perform as part of the Cherry On Pep Rally. There will also be free food and t-shirts available while supplies last. At the Lincoln Financial Field, Temple Football will face the Charlotte 49ers on Saturday at noon. A free tailgate for the game, including food and prizes, will begin at 9 a.m. in Lot K of the Lincoln Financial Field. The first 5,000 fans to enter the game will receive a free rally towel courtesy of the Temple University Alumni Association. Admission to the game is free for students. -Grace Shallow

Sept. 22 Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance social From 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, the Temple chapter of Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance will hold its first annual member social in Room 217 of the Student Center. The event will allow participants to meet current members and, according to OwlConnect, engage in a “laid back night of fun, feminism and friendship.” Snacks will be available, but interested parties are also encouraged to bring snacks to share. For those interested in joining the club, the FMLA’s general body meetings are held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 307 of the Tuttleman Learning Center. -Grace Shallow

‘Convergence’ dance performance in Conwell Hall on Sept. 23 At Conwell Dance Theater, DanceSpora, a Trentonbased dance company, will perform “Convergence” on Friday at 6 and 9 p.m. David Austin, one of DanceSpora’s directors, is a 1992 alumnus. The performance will be DanceSpora’s Fringe Festival debut. Each performance of “Convergence” will include two compositions. “Near Dark” is choreographed by Pennsylvania Ballet alumna Heidi Cruz-Austin. On its website, DanceSpora describes the piece as an exploration of “the internal dichotomy between Awareness and Ego.” The other piece, “Scrapbox,” is choreographed by Felicia Cruz. Tickets are $10 for students with an OWLcard. -Ian Walker

Annual Mosaic Concert returns to TPAC on Friday On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the annual Mosaic Concert will be taking place in the Temple Performing Arts Center. This event features performances from multiple Boyer student soloists and on-campus ensembles, like the Temple Wind Symphony and Temple Jazz Band. The concert will feature musical works composed by Shoshtakovich, Weill, Hogan, Albéniz, Vaughan Williams, Reich, Gillespie and Hindemith, among many others. The event is open to the public and requires no tickets. -Grace Shallow

Lotus to perform at Mann Center on Sept. 24 On Saturday, Lotus will be performing an all-ages show on the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts which is located in Fairmount Park. Lotus is performing in support of their new album “Eat the Light.” The instrumental electronic jam band will be accompanied by Tycho, an ambient music project, as the opener. Doors for the event will open at 5 p.m., and tickets are being sold through Ticketmaster. -Jenny Stein features@temple-news.com







Moving ‘in the right direction’ for students’ mental health A professor’s decision to address students’ well-being in her syllabus draws attention to resources on campus. By JENNY STEIN For The Temple News “If you need someone to take you there,” read the syllabi for Jillian Bauer’s journalism classes, “I would be happy to go with you.” Bauer, a journalism professor, included this in her syllabi to let students know she is willing to walk them to Tuttleman Counseling Services should they find themselves struggling with their mental health or a substance use disorder. Although she finds it necessary to address students’ well-being in the syllabi, Bauer said she is one of the few professors to speak on the issue in a classroom setting. Bauer’s own experiences with her substance use disorder made her especially sympathetic to college students struggling with the same issue, she said. Bauer’s past alcoholism surfaced when she first came to Temple as an undergraduate journalism student. “While I was here, I managed to fall through many cracks somehow,” Bauer said. “Who knows, if someone had reached out to me and verbalized concern at school, I could have entered recovery at a much earlier age. It could have been much different.” Bauer believes that acknowledging mental health in a classroom setting will generate conversation on the topic and can facilitate students’ paths to recovery. “We are required to put information for students who have disabilities on the syllabus, so why aren’t we making a note of people who are struggling with mental health and substances?” Bauer said. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 25 percent of college students have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for a mental health condition within the past year. Additionally, almost 73 percent of students living with a mental health condition experienced a mental health crisis on

campus. Bauer believes that while faculty members are taught how to react in a situation where a student’s immediate safety is at risk, addressing a student’s long-term well-being should also be prioritized. “Everybody in every class knows somebody who’s struggling with substances or mental health,” Bauer said. “Everybody is affected by these things, but in the classroom we aren’t really talking about it. We aren’t really talking about it with policies at Temple.” Bauer decided to attend a conference in July that addressed university students’ mental health. “Marginalized to Empowered: Improving Retention and Creating Academic Equity for College Students” was a one-day conference that was held at St. Joseph’s University. Speakers at the conference not only advised professors to include a portion on their syllabus addressing student’s well-being, but they also recommended sending an email that reads, “Hey, are you okay?” when a student begins missing multiple classes, Bauer said. “It helps students to know that somebody actually cares about them,” Bauer said. Unlike the School of Media and Communication and the College of Liberal Arts, the Tyler School of Art has a unique system where professors are asked to fill out Advising Alert forms when a student misses class. These alerts are then sent to the advising office so that the student’s educational performance and general well-being can be monitored more closely. “It allows us to see patterns of behavior from students a lot faster and intervene and try to help them if they need it,” said Gerard Brown, the chair of the Foundations Department at Tyler said. The program was created by Brown and David Logan, the director of academic advising for Tyler. Brown believes it has benefited Tyler’s Foundations Department greatly. “I think we are starting to move in the right direction,” Brown said. “Definitely there is a lot more that can be done to recognize how much a student’s mental health, well-being and level of stress is affecting their performance. There’s certainly room for more compassion on that.” Janie van der Toorn, a peer education grad-


uate extern at the Wellness Resource Center and master’s student in public heath, joined the effort to support students at what she said is “a time of great change, great stress and development.” She joined the Peer Educator Program four years ago. This is her second year as a graduate extern. “I think it’s important for us to have a peer education program because information about health and wellness, depending on the topic, can be very sensitive, so if it’s coming from peers, the message can mean a lot more and can be more impactful,” van der Toorn said. Rachael Stark, associate dean of students, said she always encourages professors to walk students to Tuttleman if they are in need of help. Stark helps runs CARE Team, which is Temple’s behavioral intervention organization that sprung up in the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007. Stark said the team intervenes when a faculty member or student expresses concern over

another student that may be disruptive in class, exhibiting mental health issues or any observed violence. “We would get the names of those students and really then work to ensure their safety as well as the safety of the Temple community,” Stark said. She added that she is glad to hear about professors like Bauer adding a section dedicated to student mental health to the syllabi. “I think that’s great that she is putting that out there because really the whole thing is to normalize all of our resources,” Stark said. “I think people still feel there is a stigma about going to Tuttleman Counseling Services, like no there is not. There are so many students seeking those services and it is completely normal.” jenny.stein@temple.edu Emily Scott contributed reporting.

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PB&J Temple broke the record by nearly 10,000 sandwiches. 93-and-a-half boxes, each holding 525 sandwiches, were filled by the volunteers, said Christina Conlon, the official adjudicator for Guinness World Records. Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, a fast food chain restaurant, held the former record for most sandwiches in an hour in June with 39,303 total sandwiches. Sydnee Jacques, a senior psy-

PATRICK CLARK / THE TEMPLE NEWS Student body President Aron Cowen makes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Monday during the Main Campus Program Board’s organized attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made in an hour.

I’ve been practicing. I got the swish of the jelly knife. Aron Cowen Student Body President

PATRICK CLARK / THE TEMPLE NEWS Over 1,000 students gathered in the Liacouras Center and successfully broke the record with a total of 49,100 sandwiches.

chology major, was one student who helped break the record. “It is not often that you get to have students, faculty and everyone come together, especially in this type of social setting for a good cause,” said Jacques, who is on Homecoming court. “Just all around it is positive, people are going to have a good time today and I think that as a Temple student myself and speaking for the community, we just need to enjoy this and also make sure we do more stuff like this in the future.” Student Body President Aron Cowen said the event was a great way to kick off Homecoming Week because it got “a lot of students involved and it is something that is fun and helps the community.”

“There is alumni, I heard we have some young middle schoolers here, so it is really bringing young and old together for this, which is great,” he added. “[Temple Student Government] has a table. They told me if I could do one sandwich every 90 seconds, I’m good. I’ve been practicing. I got the swish of the jelly knife.” This is not Temple’s first time hosting a PB&J party, but is the first of this size. Last year, Steinhardt Jewish Heritage Programs, an organization started in Philadelphia that works to increase Jewish volunteer work on college campuses, hosted a PB&Ja-thon at Temple resulting in 478 sandwiches, which were donated to St. Elizabeth’s Recovery Residence, a men’s shelter near Main Campus. The sandwiches will all be donated to organizations throughout the Philadelphia area like Youth Emergency Services, Bright Hope Baptist Church and Our Brother’s Place. Champlost Homes, a community center and after-school care program, is taking 30,000 of the 49,100 sandwiches to distribute to churches, soup kitchens and to people on the street. Leftover ingredients will also be donated to organizations in the city. “Obviously we don’t want any of these sandwiches to go to waste and Philadelphia has such a large homeless community,” Van said. Conlon said Temple’s sandwichmakers looked “extremely organized” and to beat the record by “such a huge margin is impressive.” “To beat it by almost ten thousand is really blowing it out of the water,” Conlon said. “And for a record that is all about helping the community, I mean that is ten thousand more sandwiches that are going to feed hungry people. features@temple-news.com Sierra Guenst contributed reporting.




“How do you feel about the way Temple handles mental health issues?”

CACIE ROSARIO FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Daniel Newman created a Lego installation to illustrate the relationship between surveillance and Americans.

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Sophomore Therapeutic Recreation

“I’m actually going through this right now. I just tried to get an appointment with Tuttleman and it was like over a month wait to see a psychiatrist and it was like a week and a half I think to see a therapist, which is like sort of ridiculous I think because we go to a school where like, holy s---, you can build a new stadium with all this money that you have but you can’t offer adequate services to students who are struggling.


“These microphones are always on, and they’re always listening. They don’t just pick up the gunshots, they will pick up conversations, and this audio is stored and it’s recorded,” Newman said. Another highlight of the exhibit is a set of four Lego re-creations of photographs marked with the text “WE GAVE OUR CONSENT.” Each image represents a different reason the public submits to surveillance. One panel depicts George W. Bush signing the Patriot Act, a law that expanded the federal government’s powers of surveillance in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. According to the panel’s label, the image represents society’s submission to surveillance out of a desire for security. The culminating piece of the exhibit, “Security Desk,” inverts the premise of the other pieces: visitors become the observers rather than the observed. Through the use of a computer program the artists designed for

the exhibit, 20 seconds of live footage culled from unprotected security cameras around the globe is randomly displayed on several monitors. Newman said that he and Hartwig screen the video feeds before adding new cameras to the program to ensure none of them display any “prurient or tawdry” material. To the artists’ surprise, they found very few objectionable videos. “The majority of what we found, and I know this might sound odd, was actually kind of heartwarming. It’s this overview of what people find important enough to put a camera on,” Newman said. Newman has even noticed a difference in cultural values based on where people from a certain region aim their cameras. “It seems in the United States people value their cars,” Newman said. “If you’re in the Mediterranean, it’s your patio that you have your camera on.” Curator Angela McQuillan, a 2011 painting and drawing alumna, said that some visitors do not recognize the implications of “Security Desk.” “A lot of people were like ‘Huh,

that’s interesting,’” McQuillan said, “But don’t really understand the effects of that.” “I’ve heard comments to the extent of, ‘Oh, do you think we’ll see someone get murdered?’ … and when they don’t, they walk away,” Newman said. Newman attributes this nonchalant attitude toward surveillance to the proliferation of social media in daily life. “People are so used to watching other people’s lives as entertainment that when they actually see it unfold unfiltered and unscripted, it’s like they’re watching TV,” Newman said. Though he does not consider the exhibit an educational tool, he hopes it will serve as a reminder that technologies are constantly recording users’ behavior. “When you use your credit card, when you speak in front of an Amazon Echo, when you use that ATM, at the end of the day, when all of that information gets aggregated together, that’s a complete picture of you and it’s out there somewhere,” he said. ian.walker@temple.edu


Sophomore Undeclared

“Well, I actually go to the counseling center. I know for me, it seems like they’re just kind of understaffed is the main thing. Everyone there is very nice and they’re very helpful and they’re very concerned with your well-being and how you’re doing and stuff like that, so definitely nothing about the staff, but just like they don’t have nearly enough room to support all of the students looking for mental health options. ... I would say definitely the staff there are great and everyone’s very helpful, but they could use more resources.”


Senior English

“I’m not entirely familiar with all of the mental health services offered on campus. I know that counselors are available if you need to talk to someone but I don’t know too much more beyond that. ... I think that for the most part when there are major issues on campus that they’re usually addressed in a timely manner. It seems that way to me.”


VEENA PRAKRIYA FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS “King John” is Revolution Shakespeare’s adaptation of “King Lear,” which will run in Hawthorne Park from Wednesday to Oct. 1.

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THEATER but a number of other Temple students and instructors. Dan Kern is a retired theater professor who worked as the head of directing and later the head of acting. Kern taught an advanced acting class — which Stanton-Ameisen took — that was dedicated to Shakespeare. Kern is now the director of Revolution Shakespeare’s production of “King John.” “Griffin was certainly one of the most promising of my students,” Kern said. “Griffin is a charming, positive, and enthusiastic producer,” he added. “He’s been great to work with and I’m tremendously proud of him and his

company.” “Dan changed the trajectory for me,” Stanton-Ameisen said. “That was the first time I was exposed to performing Shakespeare. That launched me into going to graduate school and being more interested in doing classical work, and then coming back to Philly and focusing on Shakespeare performance.” Adrienne Hertler, another Temple alumna in the cast, is StantonAmeisen’s cousin. “This is my first time working with him but I will say that it has been a great experience,” Hertler said. “He really looks out for all of us and cares so deeply for all of Revolution Shakespeare’s productions.” “King John” will stay true to its Shakespearean roots by keeping all of Shakespeare’s text with the addition of

original music and Shakespeare’s words as lyrics. The play will have two preview nights on Wednesday and Thursday in Hawthorne Park at 6:30 p.m., and then have its grand opening on Friday. After opening night, Revolution Shakespeare will present “King John” every evening at 6:30 p.m. until Oct. 1, with the exception of Sept. 25, when the show will begin at 1 p.m. Moving forward, Stanton-Ameisen and Revolution Shakespeare plan to continue to bring Shakespeare to Philadelphia. “It’s either making theater or teaching theater,” he said. “That’s all I want to do.” asata.bamba@temple.edu

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Mahoney leads by example for Owls



Dunphy’s squad adds junior college transfer Redshirt-junior guard Isaiah Lewis will join Fran Dunphy’s squad as a transfer from Casper College in Wyoming, according to the Casper Star-Tribune. Lewis, a 6-foot-5inch guard, averaged 5.5 points per game and 2.2 assists last season. Guards Quenton DeCosey and Devin Coleman have graduated, and it is unclear when senior Josh Brown and sophomore Trey Lowe will return from their injuries. Lowe missed the remainder of the 2015-16 season after a single-car accident on Feb. 28 and Brown had Achilles tendon surgery in May. -Evan Easterling

DANIEL RAINVILLE FILE PHOTO Coach Fran Dunphy has a lot of uncertainty surrounding his team in this upcoming season. GENEVA HEFFERNAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Senior defender Matt Mahoney clears the ball in the Owls’ 3-2 overtime loss against Drexel at Vidas Athletic Complex on Sept. 13.

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MAHONEY my before he moved onto B.W. Gottschee. His experience and knowledge of the sport gave him an advantage at Temple. Since his junior year, Mahoney has been a captain for the Owls, who are 5-2 heading into conference play. “I think he’s an honest, hardworking guy,” MacWilliams said. “He exemplifies what I look for in a captain. I mean, he does all the right things, whether it’s on the field or off the field, and I think he’s a leader.” Under Mahoney’s leadership, the Owls turned their 2014 record of 2-14-2 into a record-breaking 10-7-2 last season. “He had a big role, especially after our sophomore season,” Mueller said. “That was our worst season so far and the

leaders of the team really stood out after that. We had some players leave and some players step up, and I think after that, Mahoney was a good choice.” This year, Mahoney hopes to have his team bring home the American Athletic Conference title, as well as a berth to the NCAA tournament. The defender has some business he would like to take care of going into the conference tournament. Temple has been knocked out of the tournament by Connecticut in the first round for two straight years. Recalling these losses as two of his worst memories, Mahoney hopes to change the storyline this year and win it all. For now, No. 18 for the Owls believes the team will be able to bounce back after back-to-back losses to Rider University and Drexel. They defeated Fairfield University 4-0 on Saturday. Mahoney helps keep morale high on the team even after

tough games. “Most importantly, I try to lead by example,” Mahoney said. “If you can’t preach the right things, then the rest of the team isn’t going to follow you, so I just try to do the right things in the classroom, on the field, and that kind of takes care of itself.” Mahoney shows his leadership for the Owls as a defender, a position he has played for the majority of his soccer career, as he was influenced by his father who also was a defender. The position doesn’t always receive the recognition that major goal-scorers on the team do. For Mahoney, this makes scoring a goal or recording an assist even better since it is less common for defenders. In his career at Temple, Mahoney has logged two goals and three assists. However, the stat sheets don’t account for all the work in the backfield that he does. “He’s a very good player,” MacWilliams said. “He’s very technical, he’s very savvy, he’s very tactical. He knows the game, and he puts a lot of effort into the game, so he’s great. He gives us an added dimension coming out the back, making overlapping runs and runs into the box, it really helps and generates some offense for us.” After his time at Temple ends, Mahoney hopes to use everything he has learned to continue playing Major League Soccer. “I think he has the ability that he can play at the next level,” MacWilliams said. “Whether it’s MLS, whether it’s MPSL, whatever, I think Matt definitely has the drive.” maura.razanauskas@temple.edu

GENEVA HEFFERNAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Senior defender Matt Mahoney dribbles the ball in the Owls’ 3-2 road loss to Drexel on Sept. 13.


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INJURIES Katie McCoy, who tore her ACL for the second time in her college career, all suffered the same injury. In addition, junior midfielder Delia Trimble broke her foot in the preseason and may not be able to play this season. Freshmen midfielders Fran Davis and Morgan Morocco are also out, but hope to be back for conference play. And finally, freshman defender Emily Keitel required five stitches after a head injury against Princeton. This mountain of misfortunes has the team stuck with a 3-6 record to start the season. Losing this many key players is not something most rosters are built to overcome. However, O’Connor is keeping a positive outlook. “I’ve been looking at this as a chance to get some of the younger and more inexperienced players minutes,” O’Connor said. “This is what happened with the group who just graduated and broke all

the records here, they started out as freshmen getting a lot of playing time and by the time they were seniors we found ourselves on the edge of the NCAA tournament.” With the number of new players now outnumbering the returning players 14 to 13, the team has had troubles. The changing personnel has made it hard for players to develop chemistry. “Not being able to get a consistent lineup on the field has just been hard,” said O’Connor. “You start playing and next week somebody else is in that position and next week somebody else is in front of you. You can’t get a good rhythm.” “Everyone is learning how everyone plays still,” freshman forward Jules Blank added. “You see different people in different places, but you’re going to get the best lineup at the end of the day.” The team has nine days before it starts conference play. With Keitel, Morocco and Davis potentially re-joining the team, the Owls will reset their season. “We’re just going to wrap this one up and flush it down the toilet,” O’Connor said. “On Wednesday, we are going to start

a new preseason. ...The non-conference is done, it’s over with. That season as far as we’re concerned is done.” The players have embraced this attitude as well. While they understand that early freshman exposure will benefit the team in the long run, they have not given up on doing well this season. Upperclassmen leaders like junior forward Gabriella McKeown know that there is a lot of fight left in the team and they will embrace their dark horse role. “I think we’re determined to do better,” McKeown said. “I mean obviously we’ve had a slow start so I think we’re just looking to defy the odds because we’ve put the odds against us. But I think we’ve always been that kind of team who’s been the underdogs, and we are the underdogs going into conference [play]. So I think it’s a good time to step up and prove that we deserve to be at the top and go to the playoffs.” sports@temple-news.com


Aresco: The American could survive Big 12 expansion In the event that Big 12 expansion takes teams from the 12-member American Athletic Conference, the league would not necessarily add schools to replace them, conference Commissioner Mike Aresco said before Connecticut’s football game on Saturday. The Big 12’s original list of at least 20 candidates has been narrowed down. Though Temple is no longer being considered, American Athletic Conference members Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, Southern Methodist, South Florida and Tulane make up seven of the 11 finalists. The conference is considering adding as many as four schools, according to the Associated Press. The conference’s presidents will meet on Oct. 16 and 17 when a decision could be made, according to CBS Sports. -Evan Easterling


Temple wins Big 5 tourney Temple swept this weekend’s Big 5 tournament, winning 3-0 against Villanova and the University of Pennsylvania and winning 3-1 against La Salle. This is the second Big 5 tournament win for the Owls in the last three seasons, previously winning in 2014. At the conclusion of the tournament, sophomore libero Mia Heirakuji was honored as the tournament’s MVP, finishing with 43 digs and 10 assists. Senior outside hitter Tyler Davis was also honored as a member of the All-Tournament team, she finished with 21 kills. The tournament-clincher against Penn marked coach Bakeer Ganesharatnam’s 100th career win. -Kevin Schaeffer


Lilliock earns freshman honors for conference Freshman goalkeeper Maddie Lilliock took home the Big East Conference Freshman of the Week honor for her performance during the past seven days. Lilliock tallied 19 saves this past week, including 11 in Friday’s 3-2 overtime loss to Providence College. The freshman’s 8.88 saves per game ranks No. 5 in Division I. Her 71 total saves this season ranks second among Big East goaltenders. -Owen McCue


Top scorer Gomez Sanchez honored by The American Senior midfielder Jorge Gomez Sanchez had a busy week for the Owls, tallying five goals and one assist in the team’s two contests. The American Athletic Conference named Gomez Sanchez its offensive player of the week after he scored 11 points. His week started last Tuesday with two goals in Temple’s 3-2 overtime loss to Drexel. He followed that performance with a hat trick and an assist in the Owls’ 4-0 victory Sunday against Fairfield University. The senior has scored nine goals in seven games. His 1.29 goals per game average ranks No. 1 in Division I. Gomez Sanchez’s nine goals rank No. 2 in Division I. -Owen McCue sports@temple-news.com




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PENN STATE When the series started in Happy Valley in 2006, Temple lost 47-0. Penn State trounced the Owls in the next three meetings as well. But Temple hung with a nationally ranked Nittany Lions squad in 2010, and the Owls were minutes away from taking down Penn State in 2011. Last year’s victory and Saturday’s sevenpoint loss proved Temple belongs on the same field with the Big 10 school, which wasn’t the case in 2006. Temple’s regional adversary then was Football Championship Series opponent Villanova in the Mayor’s Cup. It’s hard to call Temple-Penn State a rivalry because Penn State has dominated the all-time series 40-4-1, but there’s definitely intrigue from both sides. Some not-so-friendly chants directed at Penn State filled several cars on the Broad Street Line earlier this season as fans headed to Temple’s games against the United States Military Academy and Stony Brook University. The Owls fans paid no mind to who their actual opponent was. The Penn State fans reciprocated the jeers with some adult language of their own at Saturday’s game. The past two contests between Temple and Penn State have shown there might be some potential down the line. There were 69,176 fans at last season’s game at the Linc, and 100,420 people filled in to see the two teams plays Saturday. Maybe meeting up with an in-state school from a non-Power 5 conference isn’t as appealing to Penn State faithful as annual matchups with Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and other traditional football powerhouses. Still, Temple is like the little brother the Nittany Lions hate losing to, a little brother that hit a growth spurt last season and stole a win from the older sibling. With a series against the University of Maryland in 2018 and 2019 and four matchups with Rutgers Univer-

BRIANNA SPAUSE / THE TEMPLE NEWS Senior quarterback Phillip Walker faces pressure from the Penn State defense on the 20 yard line in the Owls’ 34-27 loss at Beaver Stadium on Saturday.

sity beginning in 2020, maybe the next batch of Owls will find a new rivalry to hold onto. Temple wrestled a few recruits from Rutgers recently including freshman wide receiver Isaiah Wright and freshman quarterback Anthony Russo. “Obviously it’s fun, like I said this week, to play regional games,” Rhule said. “I look forward to playing Rutgers because we have a lot of guys who are from New Jersey. … As much as we love Pennsylvania, we have a lot of Jersey kids too, Maryland and all that.” owen.mccue@temple.edu @Owen_McCue PATRICK CLARK / THE TEMPLE NEWS Senior quarterback Phillip Walker embraces Penn State freshman defensive end Shareef Miller after Saturday’s game.

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PENALTIES you end up being a play short in a game, and that’s frustrating.” False starts slowed drives throughout the game, as the 100,420 people at Beaver Stadium made enough noise to cause communication issues. Walker took the blame, saying he should have used the silent count instead. The penalties hampered the Owls’ offen-

It’s harder to win on the road if you beat yourself with penalties. Matt Rhule Head Coach

PATRICK CLARK / THE TEMPLE NEWS TOP: Senior quarterback Phillip Walker throws to senior running back Jahad Thomas against Penn State on Saturday. BOTTOM: Thomas scores one of his two touchdowns for Temple in its 34-27 loss at Beaver Stadium.


sive attack, which improved with Thomas’ return after missing the season’s first two games with a dislocated thumb. He made an immediate impact on Saturday, scoring an eight-yard rushing touchdown on his first carry. Thomas finished with 52 yards rushing, but a series of sacks and tackles for losses resulted in Temple rushing for only 38 yards as a team. Both of Thomas’ rushing touchdowns came on jet sweeps. He also added 48 receiving yards on six catches. The Owls got 324 total yards, their highest total in a game this year. After struggling to get in a rhythm in the first half, the Owls outscored Penn State 17-13 in the final 30 minutes. Temple went 0-for-5 on third and

fourth downs in the first half. The Owls made five third and fourth down conversions in the second half, including a one-yard touchdown run by Walker on fourth-and-goal when he leaped across the goal line while colliding with a Penn State defender Walker, who completed less than 50 percent of his passes in the team’s first two games, finished 25-for-34 with 286 yards and one interception on his last throw of the game. He threw four interceptions at Happy Valley in 2014, when he was a “young guy” who didn’t know how to “handle the atmosphere.” The senior quarterback hit nine different receivers Saturday including redshirt-junior Keith Kirkwood five times for 57 yards and redshirt-senior Romond Deloatch for a 67yard pass in the first quarter. Three other players had three or more catches. “[I] just was able to spread the ball,” Walker said. “I think my O-line did a great job and they protected well in the beginning of the game and in the second half. We struggled with a couple of twists at times, but just me getting the opportunity to scramble around make plays on the run, I think that helped us offensively a lot.” With Thomas back in the lineup, Temple hopes to build on its offensive progress and correct its mistakes in Saturday’s homecoming game. “We don’t have moral victories in our locker room,” Walker said. “That’s not who we are. We’re going to go out there, we’re going to dwell on this loss. We felt like we played good, but we didn’t play good enough because we lost. So we’re just going to go out there and keep preparing and just keep playing better.” evan.easterling@temple.edu @Evan_Easterling

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Golf ready for 2016-17 season Coach Brian Quinn hopes his team can avoid high scores across the board as the Owls try to replace Brandon Matthews. By GREG FRANK For The Temple News No double bogeys. It’s of paramount importance for coach Brian Quinn’s golfers as the 2016-17 season gets underway. With the departure of Brandon Matthews, whom Quinn has referred to as the “best player in Temple golf history,” the Owls are moving forward with an infusion of young players. Last year’s roster featured a combined nine freshmen and sophomores out of 12 total golfers. This season, many of those players must take the next step in their Temple careers for the Owls to be successful. One of the underclassmen who saw lots of playing time last year is sophomore Trey Wren. Wren came to Temple last fall from Suffolk, Virginia and enters this season as someone Quinn is relying heavily upon. Wren hinted at cleaning up his game around the pin to be more efficient this season. “I could shoot 75 but have two double bogeys and instead shoot 73 if I turn those into bogeys, which isn’t hard to do,” Wren said. Last season, some of these mistakes near the green were to be expected for a young Temple team, but also resulted in the Owls finishing toward the bottom of the team leaderboard in several of their events throughout the season. The team finished last in the Hartford Hawk Invitational to open the season and placed second-to-last at the Autotrader.com Golf Classic and the American Athletic Conference Championships. Matthews was in and out of the lineup in the fall with a back injury and PGA Tour Qualifying School obligations, which forced Quinn into playing an even younger lineup during certain events. Another golfer in the infancy of his collegiate career last season was sophomore Sam Soeth. Soeth said his teammates helped him transition easily to Division I golf and enters this season brimming with confidence. “I jumped right into it in my first tournament last year and they made me feel comfortable,” Soeth said. “So you can just imagine where I’m at a year later.” While Soeth only experienced playing with Matthews for a year, he learned quickly about cleaning things up in tight. “The best part of his game was how he manages himself around the greens and short little shots,” Soeth said. “If you simplify your golf game, that’s three strokes you can eliminate quickly.” Quinn knows his team isn’t talented enough right now to litter the scoresheet with birdies. So it comes down to improving their golf IQ collectively. “If the kids play intelligent golf, I think we’re going to be able to start pretty solid,” Quinn said. “They’re not good enough yet where they know they’re going to make four, five or six birdies in a round of golf.” The 10-year coach said he wants one piece of advice to stick more than anything else with his players: “If you’re doing everything I’m asking you to do to be successful in this game, you’re not doing enough. You need to be doing more.” greg.frank@temple.edu

EVAN EASTERLING / THE TEMPLE NEWS Junior outside hitter Irem Asci serves the ball in the Owls’ straight sets win against Villanova on Friday at the Palestra.

Owls fare well against top teams The team was picked to finish second behind Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference. By KEVIN SCHAEFFER Volleyball Beat Reporter Temple has finished its tough preseason slate. The schedule included four matches against teams that made it to the 2015 NCAA tournament and three matches against teams from Power 5 conferences. Temple has gone 3-1 against teams who made the tournament last season. The tough preseason has coach Bakeer Ganesharatnam feeling confident for conference play, where Temple looks to improve from a season ago when it finished second in the American Athletic Conference. “This is by far the best non-conference schedule we’ve had since I’ve been here,” Ganesharatnam said. “Every weekend has been extremely competitive, and even in our losses like to Cleveland State, we have been competing and it has given us a lot of confidence.”

But the coaches of the American Athletic Conference picked the Owls to finish the same as last season in the preseason poll—second place. The team slated to finish on top of The American is Cincinnati. The Bearcats, who are off to a slow start with the worst non-conference record in The American and have lost five of their last six matches, finished third in the 2015 season including a split with Temple. “We know we we’re picked to finish second in the preseason poll,” junior outside hitter Izzy Rapacz said. “We played a tough preseason, and all that has done is made us ready for the season and we’re ready to play with the tough teams in our conference.” Temple also has added confidence from their new faces, sophomore middle blocker Iva Deak and junior setter Kyra Coundourides as well as a new fastpaced system to help compete with the top teams in the country. “Some of the best teams we play have had high-powered offenses,” sophomore libero Mia Heirakuji said. “We think the new way we’re playing this season can really help us match up better with teams.” Temple right now sits at 7-3 in preseason play, putting them right in the middle of the pack compared to other

teams in The American. East Carolina (10-0), Tulsa (10-1) and Connecticut (9-2) are leading The American so far in non-conference play. “We’re ready for this season,” senior middle blocker Kirsten Overton said. “Our goal is to win the conference, and we’re going to try. We have so many new faces, but we have high expectations for them. We don’t think of them as just new faces, they are part of the team and we need them to perform if we are going to meet our goal.” Looking to lead Temple are preseason all-conference picks, including Overton and outside hitters Irem Asci and Rapacz. Asci leads the team in kills and digs, and is tied for first in aces with Rapacz. Overton leads the team in blocks and has the highest hitting percentage among players with significant playing time. Temple opens conference play Friday against Tulane. Temple will be in McGonigle Hall all weekend, playing Houston on Sunday. kevinschaeffer@temple.edu @_kevinschaeffer


Freeman’s team ready for Big East after poor start The Owls went 1-7 through their first eight games against a number of top teams. By BRETT LANE For The Temple News Following its fourth penalty corner in the first half, Drexel finally cashed in on a goal from senior midfielder Jessica McCarthy. Temple junior forward Hattie Kuhns quickly responded with a goal of her own after retrieving her own shot off the rebound from the goalkeeper. This would be the Owls’ lone goal in the game, and only their ninth goal in eight games, as they dropped the game 3-1 on Sept. 11. The team hasn’t gotten off to the start it may have imagined. The Owls are 1-7 through eight games. “Our record doesn’t reflect how we’ve played this year at all,” senior backer and midfielder Ali Meszaros said. “ I think we’ve worked really hard and we have so much talent, so I’m very positive.” Three of the team’s losses have come at the hands of teams ranked within the Top 15 of the Sept. 13 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Poll: No. 1 Syracuse University, No. 4 Penn State and No. 12 University of Delaware.

The team has tried to turn these early losses into lessons and remain positive. “We didn’t get the outcome we wanted in those games, but we stuck with them,” Kuhns said. “There was a lot of things that we learned from those games, which are going to really help us win the conference games.” Last year, the Owls won five games in a row at the end of the season. Four of the wins came against Big East Conference opponents. Their season eventually came to an end after making an appearance in the Big East championship game against Connecticut, giving them hope for a similar run this year. “I’m very confident that we will do well in our conference play, and make it into the tournament,” Meszaros said. Temple’s overall record ranks last in the Big East, tied with Quinnipiac University and Villanova. The Owls started off conference play with a 3-2 overtime loss Friday against Providence. Friars’ senior forward and midfielder Adrienne Houle scored the game winner. It was the third time this season Temple scored more than one goal. The Owls outshot the Friars and took more penalty corners and still lost. Temple suffered a similar defeat Sunday against Monmouth University, falling 3-2 after Monmouth scored on a penalty stroke in the 60th minute. Meszaros, along with freshman backer

GENEVA HEFFERNAN FOR THE TEMPLE NEWS Junior midfielder Maiyah Brown controls the ball during the Owls’ 5-2 loss to the University of Delaware on Sept. 9.

Becky Gerhart, have each made three defensive saves through the team's six games this year, tying them at sixth overall in Division I. Meszaros can’t help but give credit to her teammates on how she accumulated the saves. “Ashley Kucera, Nellie Doyle and Becky Gerhart have all done a nice job stepping

into those backfield positions, and I probably couldn’t have made those defensive saves if it wasn’t for them, as well as our goalie, Maddie [Lilliock],” Meszaros said. brett.lane@temple.edu







Injury woes leave open spots on field The Owls had four players tear their ACLs before the season and several others have suffered injuries this fall. By DAN WILSON & GRAHAM FOLEY For The Temple News Seamus O’Connor was frustrated before his team took on Princeton University on Sept. 9. “I almost left and went home and said, ‘Alright I’m not doing this anymore,’” the Owls’ fourth-year coach said. “I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me?’” O’Connor watched as his starting left back KJ Waghorne rolled her ankle in the last minute of warm ups, right in front of him. “Right before kickoff we had to change our starting plan,” O’Connor said. “We had to change our starters, we had to change our gameplay, we had to change everything.” Injuries are common in soccer, but O’Connor said they have happened to his team far too often. Waghorne’s injury is one of many the team has faced this season. This spring, four different players tore their ACLs and are now are out for the year. Cait Jackson, a junior would-be captain, was forced to retire after multiple ACL tears. Redshirt-senior midfielder Gina DiTaranto, who is now the team’s student director of operations, redshirtsenior forward Paige Rachel, who missed the 2014 season with the same injury, and sophomore defender


Senior hopes to guide Owls to tournament Matt Mahoney is one of the seniors trying to get the Owls to the NCAA tournament in his final season. By MAURA RAZANAUSKAS Men’s Soccer Beat Reporter

redshirt-sophomore receiver Marshall Ellick down the left sideline for a touchdown. Several players ran down the field celebrating the score, only to be tempered by the sight of a flag on the field. Dawkins, who committed three penalties in the second half, was whistled for a block in the back, negating the play. Temple couldn’t move the ball after the penalty and had to punt. “The one penalty on the one touchdown, it’s a seven point game we scored a touchdown, it gets called back. … It’s like anything else,” coach Matt Rhule said. “It’s harder to win on the road if you beat yourself with penalties and we overcame a lot of them. But not all of them, and that’s when

For senior defender Matt Mahoney, the best things about soccer are the relationships built through the sport. Mahoney began playing soccer when he was five. Over the years, he has played with his brothers, was coached by his dad and is now in his fourth and final season as an Owl, along with senior midfielder Dan White and senior defender Stefan Mueller. “We’ve become really close friends,” Mahoney said. “We live with each other now, you know, that helps to just to have a great season. It’s amazing the friendships we’re going to have for the rest of our lives.” Mahoney, Mueller and White are the three of the seven seniors that have been on the team all four years and currently room together. Mahoney and Mueller have an even closer connection, as they played on the same team before they came to Temple. Both defensemen were on the U.S. Soccer Development team B.W. Gottschee in New York City. “Him and Mueller are pretty close,” coach David MacWilliams said. “They’ve played together for a long time, so they’re kind of college buddies. Those two guys are pretty tight.” Hailing from Poughkeepsie, New York, Mahoney has played for several teams in the New York and New Jersey areas, including the New York Red Bulls Acade-



BRIANNA SPAUSE / THE TEMPLE NEWS Senior quarterback Phillip Walker leaps over a Penn State defender to score a touchdown in the third quarter of the Owls’ 34-27 loss Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

Temple’s penalites stymied the Owls’ offense, taking away touchdowns and slowing down drives in Saturday’s 34-27 loss to Penn State on the road at Beaver Stadium. By EVAN EASTERLING Assistant Sports Editor STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Trailing by 10 points with seven minutes, 20 seconds remaining, the Owls had a chance to make one final push Saturday at Beaver Stadium in State College. Senior quarterback Phillip Walker completed a comeback route to junior receiver Adonis Jennings on the sideline on 4th-and-8, then followed with two more completions to put Temple just outside Penn State’s red zone. Then the Owls started moving backwards. A false start on senior offensive lineman Dion Dawkins and a sack two plays later eventually led to a field goal by junior

kicker Austin Jones with 2:10 left in the game. Six of the Owls’ 13 penalties came on the offensive side of the ball in Temple’s 34-27 loss to Penn State. “It kills the momentum, it changes the play calling,” senior running back Jahad Thomas said of the penalties. “So if we had something dialed up for second and three, now we’ve got to resort back to another play call. So it just kills drives, and self-inflicted wounds are crucial especially against at top notch team like this. We can’t shoot ourselves in the foot.” Penalties disrupted the offense’s flow on Saturday and even cost the team a touchdown. With 5:14 left in the third quarter, Temple tried a trick play from Penn State’s 34-yard line. The Owls ran a double-pass play that ended with a pass from Walker to





Coach Bakeer Ganesharatnam hopes his team’s tough nonconference schedule will help in conference play.

After Brandon Matthews’ graduation, the Owls will have to rely on a young roster in its tournaments this season.

Coach Marybeth Freeman’s squad has started 1-7, but looks to turn things around in Big East Conference play.

Volleyball won the Big 5 tournament for the second time in three years this weekend. Other news and notes.

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