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STUDENT FOUND DEAD OFF CAMPUS Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old student who was shot on the 2300 block of Park Avenue early Monday.



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hen Teary White heard someone died two stories below her apartment, she initially wanted more answers. After she found out who had died, she stood on the sidewalk with tears running down

her cheeks. “I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it,” the 33-year-old Hartranft resident repeated. “She was a student studying Psychology, I think. I’m so upset about it, oh my God.” White was referring to a shooting Monday morning, when Philadelphia Police reported that a 21-year-old woman had been


The student was found in her bedroom on Park Avenue near York Street with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

found dead in her bedroom on Park Avenue near York Street. White declined to give the student’s name. Medics pronounced the student dead at the scene at 12:49

a.m. Monday. Police added that a gun was recovered at the scene, and have not determined a suspect or motive. Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone confirmed the victim was a Temple student, and added that preliminary investigations indicate “everything is linking itself to a self-inflicted gun wound.” He added, however, that police are still investigating the incident. White—who said she is the only resident in the building who isn’t a Temple student—said she initially thought the shot fired was a firework. “This building is so secure and quiet that you don’t always hear everything that’s going on that clearly,” she said. White added that the shooting occurred on the first floor, two stories below the top level of the apartment, where she lives. She said police detectives interviewed her around 2 a.m., and that she hasn’t slept since. Monday, police cars surrounded the northern end of Park Avenue near York Street and taped off the entrance of her build-


Officials not worried about state budget impasse or funding By JACK TOMCZUK Assistant News Editor


Freshman running back T.J. Simmons wipes away sweat while awaiting conditioning during the Owls’ training camp practice this summer.

Anderson, additions bring firepower Robby Anderson headlines a new group of offensive weapons in 2015. By MICHAEL GUISE Sports Editor Robby Anderson’s connection with P.J. Walker began on the scout team in 2013. The then-sophomore wide receiver and freshman quarterback were teammates for a scrimmage before the Owls played Houston Sept. 7, 2013. The first time the duo lined up together, Walker connected with Anderson on a long touchdown pass. “It’s a natural chemistry,” Anderson said. “When I mess up, he tells me what I did wrong.” During the season, the rapport continued. Anderson caught 44 balls for 791 yards and nine touchdowns in 10 games. His nine touchdowns

and 54 scoring points were second on the team behind thenjunior running back Kenny Harper. Anderson was dismissed from the university following the 2013 season for academic reasons. He returned to the team in June and became eligible in August after the completion of his summer classes. “Physically and mentally, I feel like I am 10 steps ahead of where I used to be,” Anderson said. “I had a whole training camp, a good camp. I’m on top of my plays and more mature. I feel more ready than before.” Joining Anderson at the wide receiver position is transfer Adonis Jennings. The Sicklerville, New Jersey native spent one year at the University of Pittsburgh, where he caught six passes for 55 yards in six games. Walker, a junior, said adding Jennings and Anderson will help a passing attack ranked 86th out of 125 Football Bowl


Academic centers to merge

The Russell Conwell Learning Center and Math and Science Resource Center will join together to help students. PAGE 3


New candidates: where do they stand?

Pennsylvania is one of only two states to have not passed a budget for the fiscal year that started July 1. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, vetoed a budget bill passed by the Republican-led General Assembly in June. Republican legislators pushed to override Wolf’s veto without success. Temple, a state-related university, receives about 10 percent of its funding from the state, but Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Ken Kaiser said the administration is not concerned about the budget impasse in Harrisburg. “When they’re delayed in providing us the funding, it’s such a small piece that we can weather that storm from a liquidity perspective,” Kaiser told The Temple News. “It’s not a cash issue,” he added. “We’re not in any trouble, and we’ll be fine.” Joseph P. McLaughlin, a political science professor who is in charge of Temple’s Institute for Public Affairs, explained that the state-related universities, like Penn State, the University of Pittsburgh and Temple, are placed behind state-owned schools like Bloomsburg and West Chester universities, in the pecking order.


University reports uptick in robberies, alerts this summer By JACK TOMCZUK Assistant News Editor

receiving yards and more than three touchdowns in 2014. In last season's 30-13 loss to Penn State, Fitzpatrick was the only Temple receiver to total more than 30 receiving yards. “I feel that we are a year older at the wide receiver position, which will be huge,” ofensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield said. “At times last

Five armed robberies were reported by the TU Alert system on or near Main Campus in August as students returned for the new academic year. Temple Police said the rise in robberies may have occurred near the end of the summer because campus activity increased as students returned. Capt. Edward Woltemate of the Temple Police’s Investigations Unit said another change may have led to the increase in incidents. “This summer is a little bit different because now we’re including our new extended patrol area,” Woltemate told The Temple News. Last September, the boundaries of the police patrol area were extended to Susquehanna Avenue to the north




Redshirt senior Robby Anderson lines up during training camp.

Subdivision teams in yards per game last season. “[Robby] adds a big aspect to the team,” Walker said. “Just to go out there and take the top off a defense and run by guys. And same with Adonis. They can run by people and make plays.” Wide receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick, who graduated last spring, was the only Owls receiver to total more than 400


OuTU welcomes LGBTQIA


HEART Peer Educators from the Wellness Resource Center created a new Welcome Week event for LGBTQIA students. PAGE 7

Tangled Movement Arts is putting on a new aerial production for Fringe Festival, centered on urban living. PAGE 9

Urban living through acrobatics




Organization criticizes university speech policy Before this year, Temple’s free speech code had a broad provision. By STEVE BOHNEL News Editor When it comes to free speech on college campuses, Azhar Majeed believes standing up for students’ First Amendment rights is vital— especially in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the Constitution. Majeed, director of the Individual Rights Education Program at the Foundation for Indiviudal Rights in Education, said as a public university, Temple has a responsibility to allow students to openly express themselves given those rights. “The First Amendment is not optional on a public university campus,” Majeed said. “Temple should be fully aware that it’s bound by the First Amendment, both with respect to students as well as professors.” Majeed was one of the coauthors of an Aug. 19 op-ed in the Inquirer that criticized Temple and Drexel for both institutions’ free speech codes. The piece cites a specific example of Temple’s student conduct code, which said students could face disciplinary action for “Participation in a dissolved or unrecognized student organization.” A university spokesman said that the op-ed contained “incorrect information,” and that a revised student conduct code was posted without the provision online last month. As of Monday night, the pro-


Azhar Majeed speaks before a crowd at his organization’s Student Networking Conference earlier this year in Philadelphia.

vision was still in the code via the university’s student conduct and community affairs website. Another example of free speech restriction that Majeed cited in his op-ed was a sexual-harassment policy case that the university lost in 2008. In that case, former student Christian DeJohn sued Temple for having an unclear policy on sexual harassment. He argued it restricted him from voicing his opinion on women in the military and in combat during classroom discussion. During the lawsuit, Tem-

ple revised its policy and appealed the decision, but three circuit judges from the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia ruled in favor of DeJohn and his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The policy in question during the lawsuit read, “all forms of sexual harassment are prohibited, including . . . expressive, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual or gendermotivated nature, when . . . (c) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work, educational perfor-

mance, or status; or (d) such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.” According to the university’s current policy, which was last updated in July, much of that provision remains unchanged. However, the university has taken steps to make it more accessible, including creating a website last month dedicated to the issue. But Majeed said this ruling seven years ago shows how Temple still has some work to do when it comes to

free speech—specifically, the vagueness of some of its policies, including sexual harassment. “Most of it’s fine, because it defines sexual harassment in accordance with its legal definition,” he said. “But then it has this broad provision about sexually suggestive or intimidating remarks ... and a lot of discussion and academic and non-academic could be considered sexually suggestive, but that doesn’t mean it’s sexual harassment.” Majeed added that one of the most common problems he

faces when discussing these free speech issues at college campuses is students not caring about the issue. But it just takes one instance for anyone to become involved, he said. “All it takes is the wrong case with the wrong person in the wrong place,” he said. “And all of a sudden, you find that speech code enforced against you.” * T @Steve_Bohnel

Temple Dining adds variety for students The changes include new decor, menus and food options throughout campus. By LIAN PARSONS The Temple News When Vince McNeil was a Temple student, living in 1300 Residence Hall, he went to the Louis J. Esposito Dining Center in Johnson and Hardwick Halls “religiously.” The marketing director at Temple Dining Services said he was shocked when he discovered he could use his meal plan at other locations on Main

Campus. Improvements to the dining experience began in April of this year, and will continue into September. Changes in meal plans include no restricted Fourth Meal access—now, all meal plans have access to Fourth Meal. The J&H Unlimited meal plan allows students to go to the Louis J. Esposito Dining Hall, plus another location, in any order they choose. The Frut Bar, formerly located in Pearson and McGonigle halls, has returned to the Valaida S. Walker Food Court in the Student Center. Benny’s Steaks is also featuring a new breakfast menu. The food court also now


Arnessa Smith works at the Saffron Grill, a Halal station that was added to the Valaida S. Walker Food Court this summer.

has Saffron Grill, a new Halal cuisine station offering flatbreads, shwarama, baba ganoush and other Halal food.


Kelly Green works at The Frut Bar, a smoothie station that has been relocated to the Valaida S. Walker Food Court in the Student Center.

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“It’s a really big push we’re making this year,” McNeil said. “We talked with the Muslim Student Association about getting to come out and taste the food and give us some feedback because we want to make sure we’re producing great, authentic quality Halal cuisine for the students.” Composting is available in the Valaida S. Walker Food Court, the Louis J. Esposito Dining Center and Morgan Hall Food Court. The Louis J. Esposito Dining Center has gone trayless in an effort to minimize food waste. “It’s a good sustainability effort that we use to make sure to reduce the amount of postproduction food waste that we have,” McNeil said. “We’re very proud with the results this year that we’ve been getting.” New updated stations in the same location include a rotisserie station, a Mexican station, a Pan-Asian station and


all-day omelets. “I think a lot of the lack of [variety] that students find in their dining experiences is that they’re not fully exploring and our mission as the marketing team is to make sure that we’re communicating to students the options that they do have so they can get the full gamut of the Temple dining experience,” McNeil said. In the Morgan Hall Food Court, Fourth Meal is now available on the second floor at the Dining Center and the Morgan Hall Food Court on the ground level will close at 8 p.m. Digital ordering kiosks will be installed at Tony Luke’s in Morgan Hall and Cosi in McGonigle Hall. Satellite retail locations like Fresh Bytes in Tuttleman Learning Center and Lucky Cup in Annenberg Hall have been replaced by The Corner Deli and Simply to Go, re-

spectively. The Corner Deli features made-to-order sandwiches and soups and Simply to Go will soon have pizza as a menu option. “We’ve done focus groups last year and through those focus groups we got student feedback on flexibility, what they were looking for in meal plans, as well as what they wanted to eat,” Stephanie D’Achillo, marketing manager for Sodexo, said. “As for all the cosmetic changes, it mostly came from us saying that things needed to be refreshed and needed a new look.” Redesigns on dining locations on campus include Pleasant News, Wok Star and Southside Diner at the Morgan Hall Food Court and Artist’s Palate in Tyler School of Art. * T @Lian_Parsons




Two academic centers to merge under one name Officials said this change will benefit more students. By JULIE CHRISTIE The Temple News The Math and Science Resource Center and the Russell Conwell Learning Center will become one program to provide students with tutoring, study groups and study-skill workshops in one location. “Our goal is for two-way interaction in just one place,” said Peter Jones, senior vice provost for undergraduate studies. “We had the MSRC and Russell Conwell doing the same thing in two places with two staffs and two directors, so we put them together to create CLASS.” CLASS, the Center for Learning and Student Success, will partner with the Writing Center to create the Learning Commons— one-stop learning center where students are offered many programs to advance their skills. Students will have access to peer assisted study sessions, coaching for study skills, tutoring, retreat programs for graduate students, workshops to improve writing skills and conversation starters for English as a second language and international students. Mona Zaoudeh, who currently heads the MSRC, will direct CLASS. Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Writing Center Lori Salem said the Learning Commons is pushing for exposure and creativity. “If people have things they want to see as programs, we want them to tell us,” Salem explained. “We’re just at the beginning.” “It used to be all walk-ins with people trying to learn everything for a test the very next day,” Jeff Durelli, a junior electrical engineering major and tutor in CLASS, said. “But now we will work with students over a longer period of

time.” Durelli added the new program will allow tutors to work more closely with students. “It’s a good change,” Anastasia Checchio, a senior pre-med neuroscience major and tutor, said. “Everything we offer is beneficial and now it reaches a wider range of students.” With the inception of CLASS, the Russell Conwell Center for Learning will close at the end of August. Programs there, including Upward Bound and Summer Bridge, will be absorbed by other existing programs. The College of Education will now head Upward Bound, a federal program that helps high school students prepare for college. Summer Bridge is a summer program for conditional-acceptance students to receive intensive tutoring. Federal funding for Summer Bridge ended this month and a renewal has been applied for but not yet awarded, Jones said. “We’re not spending any money with this,” Jones said. “We’re reallocating grants from Russell Conwell and putting it towards hiring students and expanding or improving programs.” The Writing Center will remain in Tuttleman and CLASS will take over space the MSRC occupied in 1810 Liacouras Walk. The Writing Center will be relocated to the new library when it is completed in 2018 and will be joined by an extension of CLASS so students can continue to get one-stop services. “These all used to be independent programs, but we’ve brought them under one umbrella,” Salem said of the Learning Center. “Now we’ve created a forum for talking about what academic support is.” The Learning Commons, which includes CLASS and the Writing Center, opens today. * T @ChristieJules

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and Jefferson Street to the south between 9th and 18th streets. Although none of the five armed robberies reported in August occurred in the newly incorporated territory, members of the Temple Police interviewed for this article did say more alerts may have been sent out this summer, given the expanded patrol zone. President Theobald told The Temple News last week he wants Temple’s campus to continue expanding. By law, Temple Police are only allowed to patrol areas within 500 yards of a Temple-owned property, Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said. ADVERTISEMENT


Ryan Rinaldi and Binh Nguyen celebrate following Future TU’s TSG election victory in April.

Future TU seeks ‘active role’ TSG President Ryan Rinaldi hopes to implement initiatives to combat sexual assault. By LIAN PARSONS The Temple News Temple Student Government is hoping to kick off the academic year with what they call a “hands-on” approach by using social media and sitting in group meetings to take student and community voices seriously. “We want to have an active role,” Student Body President Ryan Rinaldi said. “We don’t want our only time and our only interaction face-to-face with students to be that 4 o’clock TSG meeting.” Rinaldi anticipates using this approach through initiatives involving combating sexual assault, connecting to the student body through social media and improving community relations. Rinaldi said TSG plans on finding ways to continue TUnity, an initiative that debuted last October to encourage acceptance of differences and diversity among the Temple community. The team also complemented last year’s executive team in its response to sexual assault allegations involving

Capt. Jeffrey Chapman, who is in charge of security operations and special events, suggested the patrol area may move south when the university develops the William Penn High School property. Most of the armed robberies that occurred in August did not involve Temple students. Two pizza delivery drivers were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents; a 7-Eleven was held up; and a drug store was robbed. In one incident, four men attacked a student on Norris Street near 15th on Aug. 14. Leone said the 21-year-old victim was struck in the head before surrendering $40. After a brief struggle, one of the suspects threatened the student with a knife in order to get the victim’s cellphone, Leone added. Woltemate said no progress has been made in the search for the

former trustee Bill Cosby. “What Bill Cosby did is wrong and we do not condone that behavior,” Rinaldi said. “Temple and Ray [Smeriglio] last year handled that situation very well in addressing that.” There will also be an emphasis on combating and preventing sexual assault on campus through the “It’s On Us” campaign, a public service announcement from the White House to raise awareness about the issue. Rinaldi said this topic is especially crucial, following the formation of the “White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.” Vice President of External Affairs Binh Nguyen met with Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff Tina Tchen to discuss future ideas for programming and events to continue progress. “[We want to] make sure Temple is on the forefront of that initiative,” Rinaldi said. “It’s a great step and it’s something we’re happy to continue.” A school-wide online assessment will also be launched to educate and raise awareness about sexual assault. “I think a big push we’re going to have is communicating that to the student body,” said Eric Hamilton, TSG’s chief of staff. “Making sure they’re aware of it, making sure everyone gets that done.” “It’s an ongoing process and combating sexual assault is some-

suspects. Chapman urged students to be vigilant when traveling on or near campus, especially in regard to how they display their cellphones. “Who walks around with $300 in their hand? Nobody, right? This is $300,” he said, holding up his smartphone. Leone added that stealing electronics, specifically cellphones, is on the rise throughout the country. The Federal Communications Commission reported about one in three robberies involve the theft of a cellphone. Mobile phones, though often targeted by thieves, are useful to Temple Police because they are easily able to communicate with students through text messages via the TU Alert system. “We made a conscious effort to put out

thing that’s going to take a long-term approach,” Rinaldi said. “It’s going to be very important to make sure that we’re following up on next steps and making sure that plans are being put into action and we see some real results.” Administrative members of TSG will attend organizations’ meetings and events, with the goal of listening and addressing potential problems. “A big task we’re going to be facing is not just guessing what students want, but actually having concrete information from students … to really see how students feel and not just assuming because assuming only gets you so far,” Hamilton said. Improving community relationships will continue, Rinaldi said. Adopt-a-Block, a service initiative for organizations to clean a designated block near campus, will continue. The Good Neighbor Initiative, which aims to improve relations between students and residents, will also be emphasized. “We were elected because the student body appreciated our platform,” Nguyen said. “So we want to be really consistent and concise in making sure that we’re bringing all those points to action.” * T @Lian_Parsons

more alerts and more information,” Leone said. “Probably people today are getting more alerts than they were getting a year ago and than a year before that.” “So we’re getting all this information that’s kind of scary but it also helps you make decisions,” he added. Many of the alerts sent to students in August advised them to avoid the area where the crime occurred. Leone said this was sent out because while criminals usually do not return to the scene, having a crowd of onlookers can cause “confusion” for police. * T @JackTomczuk




commentary | financial aid

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Schools need a budget Last week, tens of thou- slated to receive $155.3 sands of students returned million under Tom Wolf’s to Main proposed Campus to The state legislature must b u d g e t — start classes. roughly 12 cooperate not only for Next week, percent of Temple’s sake, but for city the univermore than schools. 100,000 stusity’s curdents begin rent operthe academic year in dozens ating budget—it’s unfair to of schools across the School ask students to pay for tuition District of Philadelphia. increases in each of the past Philadelphia students, three years, and not see state along with every other public legislators agree on what to university and school across provide for higher educathe state, will be returning to tion, which was a major part class without the legislature of Wolf’s campaign platform passing a state budget. last fall. It’s understandable that The bigger issue lies with Tom Wolf, a Democrat, would Philadelphia’s public schools. have problems coming to an Almost half of its projected agreement with a legislature budget—roughly $3.1 bilthat is majority Republican lion—is funded by the state. on the $78.6 billion proposed The longer the General Asbudget. However, 63 days af- sembly takes to pass a budter the deadline has passed, get, the longer the district has students across the state de- to find other ways to operate, serve better. a demand that is unreasonable Temple’s Chief Financial given that the district has had Officer and Treasurer Ken to cut 31 schools and lay off Kaiser told The Temple News thousands of workers due to a last week that the university lack of money. isn’t worried about the lack of We understand that destate funding. ciding how $78.6 billion “When they’re delayed should be allocated across in providing us the funding, the state is a tough issue to it’s such a small piece that we debate, but refusing to come can weather that storm from a to a conclusion more than two liquidity perspective,” Kaiser months after the deadline is said. unacceptable to PennsylvaWhile Temple was only nia’s students.

Take pride, Philly In the coming months, as to host the World Meeting of many prominent events will Families and should welcome be hosted great ecot h r o u g h - The upcoming attention to the nomic and out the city, tourist atcity should be embraced. we, as the tention to Temple community, should our city, as well as great culremain prideful and positive tural diversity. about our role in the city of In October, the Dalai Philadelphia. Lama will visit to receive While the upcoming pa- his Liberty Medal and come pal visit brings uncertainty to to Main Campus at the Liamany Philadelphians—how couras Center for a forum on accessible public transporta- “Finding Happiness in Troution will be, what to do in bled Times: Educating the cases of medical emergency Heart in the 21st Century.” and dealing with an excess of In July of 2016, Philadelcrowds in the city—there are phia will host the Democratic many upsides. National Convention, proving reported that once again that we have bemore than 700,000 people come a city to celebrate as we from across the world have host major political leaders. registered for the Saturday the It will be easy to feel like 26th Festival of Families and these events will make the the city is expecting at least day-to-day life for residents one million people to attend a little bit harder, but we ask the Sunday the 27th Papal that Philadelphians take pride mass. in the fact that our city has Philadelphia is the first become a real destination for American city to be chosen religion, culture and politics.


In the Aug. 25 issue of The Temple News, in the story titled “Technology as an artificial memory,” the app, ME.mory, was spelled inconsistently throughout. The correct spelling for the app is ME.mory. The Temple News strives to be a newspaper of record by printing factually correct and balanced articles. Accuracy is our business, so when a mistake is made, we’ll correct it as soon as possible. Anyone with inquiries about content in this newspaper can contact Editor-in-Chief Emily Rolen at editor@ or 215.204.6737.

Full-year loans encourage overspending New student financial services protocol presents a problem for students on a budget.


very July I become a connoisseur of grainy, less-than-stellar classical music. It isn’t my preference— it is the involuntary toll many students pay before speaking to a student financial services representative in the heat of summer. My reason for the call this time around was a new policy implemented that eradicated semester-by-semester private loans. The new system requires EJ SMITH any student expected to take a full academic year to apply for a full-year loan. These new rules already existed for government-sponsored loans, which are applied for the full year but evenly dispersed into two semester payments. Having to decide an entire year’s financial situation at once has the potential to hinder students who rely on their refunds for transportation, off-campus housing, books and various other expenses. This new protocol stifles their flexibility and limits their ability to seize unexpected opportunities in the spring semester that might require more financial aid than expected. Many of us do not have the ability to call our parents in the spur of the moment for hefty checks, and opportunities can be lost because of this. Accepted into a part-time internship two states away? Can’t take it. Car breaks down and in need of expensive transportation pass? Start walking. Need an extra few

credits to graduate on time? Say goodbye to your summer. Student Financial Services Director Craig Fennell told me the motivation behind the move is to increase efficiency with the process of loan applications. “I came in and spent some time with my student loan staff,” Fennell said. “I found they were doing a lot of double work. … For a single student who knew they were going to be here for the fall and spring, they were splitting those loans in the fall and spring and having

Each dollar “ overestemated equals a dollar students will owe ... with interest.

us do those two separate loans for them. That was double the work.” Fennell’s logic is sound in the increased efficiency. I was once one of countless students left impatiently waiting for confirmation of payment and the helpful loan refunds often used for rent, books and food. Fixing that system is a positive change. The population relying on refunds for various resources is small, making the case for those students weaker. But the importance of students seizing opportunities should be prioritized regardless of the number of students trying to do so. A representative at the University of Pennsylvania told me that its financial aid office also accepts semester-bysemester private loans, acknowledging the logic behind both options. When speaking with a financial service representative in July, I expressed

my concerns about overestimation. The representative understood my premise of variables but said the new policy encourages overestimation, which he saw as an improvement. Agonizing over a budget is something I have done every semester, desperate not to borrow a single dollar more than I needed. Each dollar overestimated equals a dollar students will owe the government or private bank upon graduation, with interest. Fennell also acknowledged the flaws in the logic I was presented, clearing the air that provoking overestimation was not the objective of the movement toward full-year private loans. The representative’s advice was not in line with Fennell’s, who advocates students err on the side of underestimation. “At schools I’ve been with, we’ve always counseled students to ask for as little as you think you need now and you can always come back and ask for more later in the event that you actually need it,” Fennell said. “It doesn’t seem to be what Temple students prefer, for some reason.” With student debt growing at a rapid pace, overestimation is not a feasible option. In a sit-down interview with The Temple News, President Theobald pinpointed student debt as his biggest concern in regard to student finances. “Debt limits your options once you graduate,” Theobald said. “If you take a look at differences across students and how much debt they take on, how long it takes to get their degree is the primary deterrent.” The financial aid office is chasing efficiency, and it’s a good aspiration, but sacrificing flexibility in the name of efficiency could play a role in harming the development of the university’s students.


FROM THE ARCHIVES October 17, 1941: Temple prepped for its homecoming game against rival Penn State. That year was the last time the Owls defeated the Nittany Lions. This Saturday Sept. 5, Temple will face off against Penn State at Lincoln Financial Field.


Among evergreens, a baseball legacy


A writer couldn’t avoid his family’s plot on a search for a legend’s grave.

’d searched all over the cemetery on the outskirts of the city, looking for a tree I could only somewhat remember. During visits with my family, I would lay a pinecone on poppop’s—and later grandmom’s—grave in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, on the outskirts of the city. But a half hour proved fruitless, and I realized I hadn’t been to Robert Brandt’s grave in years, and wasn’t sure the cone-bearing tree I was looking for was even growing anymore. Mark, a kind administrator who would later try to sell me an eternity among the evergreens along Cheltenham Avenue, drove me to the plot in Section 42 after pulling the information from an Excel spreadsheet. He had no idea my original intent for the trip was to see the gravesite of Cornelius McGillicuddy, better known as Connie Mack, the renowned manager of the Philadelphia Athletics for 50 seasons and the winningest manager in MLB history. I wanted to write a piece about Mack’s humble gravesite in the cemetery—to

By Joe Brandt reminisce about of a greater era of journalism that I never knew, when stalwart crime reporter Meyer Berger got away with turning in a poem as his 1941 World Series coverage to the New York Times,

And I’m sure that wherever Poppop is—I’m still working that out—he’d be happy to know he was laid to rest about three sections down from a local legend. As Mark and I teetered

I thought long and hard “ about baseball and the blackand-white era I’ll never hear about firsthand.

and when the newspapers thought the Tall Tactician might as well have been the King of Philadelphia. Poppop, who took my father to games in Connie Mack Stadium when it still stood at 21st Street and Lehigh Avenue, would surely appreciate a manager who valued recruiting young players over signing aging stars. I know the rest of Philly would. Mack was the city’s original Sam Hinkie.

around the uneven grass, and he started to say something about memories and his son in college, I saw the shadow of the pine branch fall on the humble stone severely in need of many, many pinecones for all the years I hadn’t been there. He left and I thought long and hard about baseball and the blackand-white era I’ll never hear about firsthand. I thought learning about Connie Mack would have

brought me closer to my grandfather, who died when I was a toddler. I missed out on his accounts from a storied boxing career and a long tenure as a truck driver. Really, Robert E.J. Brandt would have been the best primary source I could have asked for, but I didn’t even know what journalism was at the time he left us. I went to the cemetery to admire one legacy and got caught up in my family’s instead—my grandmother died three years ago, but the tombstone doesn’t reflect that, and now we’re working on getting that corrected. Mack’s humble grave proved uninspiring when I happened upon it on my way out: a tomb adorned with only a cross and his surname “McGillicuddy,” lacking a first name and a span of years (1862-1956). All my doubts about gravesite tourism were confirmed. It just felt weird and intrusive. I passed Frank Rizzo without a second thought. * T @JBrandt_TU




commentary | National Politics

Analyzing clarity, transparency in candidates


s a first time-presidential voter, I'm excited to watch the political circus that will unfold over the next year as we draw nearer to the 2016 presidential election. In order to vote with certainty, though, we have to wade through the constant information being thrown at us from various sources and mediums. This is an assessment on the current front runners, according to the most recent CNN polls. How easy is it to find where they stand? How do they present themselves? Where do they stand on some important issues for young voters?

By Paige Gross



Minimum Wage: Clinton supports a higher minimum wage, but hasn’t supported a particular figure yet. Economy: Clinton prioritizes catering to the working class and her tax plan includes relief for working families. Education: Part of Clinton’s plan for working families is to make college “affordable and attainable.” Reproductive Rights: Pro-choice Conclusion: Finding out where Clinton stands was fairly easy—her site is easy to navigate and answered most of my questions. She is active on social media, but her biggest battle seems to be the “email scandal,” leaving some voters feeling like she can’t be trusted. I think Clinton’s campaign videos show her trying to be the cool aunt that knows what’s “hip.”

Former Secretary of State, Senator from New York and First Lady.

Chairman and president, The Trump Organization.

Minimum Wage: Trump has mentioned the possibility of two minimum wages, one for younger people and another wage for older workers. No specific amounts have been mentioned, but he generally does not support a high wage. Economy: We don’t know much about his plan other than that he “vows to make America great again.” Education: Trump believes education should be less of a federal issue, knocking down the Common Core program and asking that education be left to local control. Reproductive rights: Pro-life “with exceptions.” Conclusion: It’s hard to believe that Trump will win the nomination. The current appeal for some is his anti-establishment mentality and his lack of political experience, which does quite the opposite for me. I worry about his lack of specifics, and his site tells us next to nothing about his stances. I can’t take him seriously and I think his brash attitude shows off his inflated ego and lack of class.



Minimum Wage: Sanders favors a program that will gradually raise the hourly wage to $15. Economy: Sanders’ goal is to reduce income and wealth inequality between the classes, focusing heavier taxes for the wealthy. Education: Sanders wants to increase federal spending to lower the cost of tuition. Reproductive rights: Pro-choice Conclusion: His supporters are big Twitter users, going so far as to make #debatewithbernie a trend in the hours after the Aug. 6 republican debate. Sanders is catering to the hyperliberal crowd, promoting his ideas through various social mediums and his interactive site. I feel like he’d shake my hand and say “call me Bernie” and maybe give me his cell number in case I wanted to chat.

Represented Vermont in the U.S. House from 1991 to 2007, when he joined the Senate.

Former pediatric neurosurgeon.

MARTIN O’MALLEY (D) 2% Minimum Wage: O’Malley favors raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour: Economy: O’Malley wants to cut poverty in half, through greater investments in communities, public education and critical programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit that “help families get and stay on their feet.” He also said he wants to “restore competition to our economy.” Education: He aims to make college debt-free and modernize high schools so all graduates leave with some college credit. Reproductive rights: Pro-choice Conclusion: O’Malley seems to be somewhere between Clinton and Sanders on the democratic scale, and his information was relatively easy to find. He might have a decent shot at the nomination if voters decide they don’t want anything to do with the leading candidates in a few months.

Minimum Wage: Carson supports a slightly higher minimum wage but has not mentioned a specific figure; “[a higher wage] is a way for individuals to be removed from public assistance programs.” Economy: Carson wants to simplify the tax code and restore fiscal responsibility to the federal government’s budget. Education: Carson aims to make education a local issue, calling for the involvement of parents and teachers for success. Reproductive rights: “Unabashedly and entirely” pro-life. Conclusion: Carson’s site lacked clarity and structure and reinforced the idea that he isn’t a politician. He’s gaining a lot of attention in the same way Trump is, by claiming to not be a “career politician,” but I’m left wondering how his ability to perform surgery has anything to do with how he’ll handle foreign policy.

TED CRUZ (R) 7.3%

Former governor of Maryland, Mayor and city councilman of Baltimore.

U.S. Senator from Texas.

Minimum Wage: Cruz believes a raise in wage would lead to job loss across the nation. Economy: In his time in Senate, Cruz promoted his pro-growth agenda, the American Energy Renaissance Act, which focuses on empowering the private sector. Education: He believes that the Common Core should be repealed and says students should be able to receive the best education for them, whether it be in a private, public or charter school system. Reproductive rights: Pro-life. Conclusion: Cruz’s site won’t let me past the home page unless I sign up for emails about his campaign. He has a decent presence on Twitter, but every other tweet is about his goal to defund planned parenthood—a valuable resource to many college students. He’s the only republican front-runner with some experience in government which might be his only saving grace. * T @By_paigegross

commentary | careers

Unpaid internships cater to upper class, exclude others Those who cannot afford to work for free lose more than just an opportunity.


aintain a high GPA. Get experience in your field. Network, network, network. Among these common pieces of advice for college students to land fulltime jobs after graduation is the familiar: get an unpaid internship. According to a study done by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2012, employers consider internships and employment during school more important than any other academic or extracurricular factor, inMICHAELA WINBERG cluding GPA, college major or professional club participation. In fact, 91 percent of employers expect students to have one or two internships before graduating, according to an article published by Fox Business. Temple students face the same national pressure to land an internship before graduation. “Internships are essential,” said Kelly Hart, the director of employment partnerships and career communications at Temple. “Students that have internships throughout their college career, their ability to be gainfully employed is much higher.” She added the College of Engineering recently determined that 77 percent of students

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who were employed after graduation had internships during their college career. Hart estimates about 35-40 percent of internships are unpaid. Despite the advantage they provide in getting students full-time jobs after college, unpaid internships are problematic. When students accept unpaid internships, they trade the time that they could be using to earn money for time spent doing unpaid work. This means the students might have to take a second job to pay for

According to an article published by the Economic Policy Institute, the most prestigious internships are usually offered in cities like New York and Washington, D.C. The cost of living in Washington, D.C. for about 10 weeks, the typical length of a summer internship, averages at about $4,000 to $5,000, immediately excluding most poor or working-class students from an unpaid internship in that area. Worse yet, unpaid internships ask students to work without pay during potentially one of

Unpaid internships reward the rich with work “ experince and deny the poor the same opportunity.” expenses like rent and food, or be subsidized by their parents throughout their time as interns. Though this may be doable for students coming from privilege, not everyone can afford to take a job without income for a summer or a semester. Unpaid internships reward the rich with work experience and deny the poor the same opportunity, thus widening the wage gap and contributing to economic inequality in the long run. “Socioeconomic inequalities are exacerbated by unpaid internships since they either reduce or eliminate opportunities for minority applicants of disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds,” Dr. Nicolas Pologeorgis wrote in an article for Investopedia. “It seems that they tend to close off opportunities for minority applicants or people coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.”

the most expensive times in their lives: college. In 2008, the cost of attending a four-year public university after financial aid was about 28 percent of median family income; attending a four-year private university cost 76 percent of median family income, according to an article published by Newsweek. Furthermore, according to an article published by Market Watch, the average class of 2015 graduate left college with about $35,051 in student loan debt last year. For families already struggling to put their children through college, an unpaid internship would be completely out of the question. Students should not be expected to work for free while they simultaneously rack up student loan debt. Luckily, Hart said the Career Center at Temple holds their unpaid internships to a high


standard. They only post jobs and internships on OwlConnect if they agree with the standards of the National Association of College Employers. “There are unpaid internships for credit, and then there are just unpaid internships,” Hart said. “There are several schools within the university where you can get credit for your internship. Legally, for them to be unpaid is completely fine. … We really try to push for students to get academic credit.” Ultimately, Hart said that some internships just don’t follow the Career Center’s standards, and she will turn them down. “We hold it as our responsibility at the career center to make sure that the positions that we’re posting online, if they’re unpaid, it’s legitimately unpaid, or it’s for academic credit,” Hart said. She encouraged students to visit the Career Center if they need additional support in the internship process. “If any student has questions about an internship, and they maybe need additional help besides just their academic advisor, that’s what we’re here for,” Hart said. Temple’s Career Center is on the right track. Though Temple may not actively endorse unpaid internships without credit, they do exist. While students are already working hard and paying tens of thousands of dollars to earn their degree, they should not be expected to work for free. Hopefully, a national movement against unpaid internships that do not offer college credit will follow suit. *








Police investigating shooting near campus CRIME

by a male student. The man called police while having intercourse with the woman because she was feeling ill from intoxication, Leone said. After recovering, she reported the sexual assault. Leone said no charges have been filed, and the investigation is still ongoing. -Jack Tomczuk

NON-TEMPLE SHOOTING REPORTED A 42-year-old man with no connection to Temple was shot early Sunday morning on Chadwick Street near Susquehanna, police said. The man flagged down a Temple Police officer around 2 a.m. Monday, saying he had been shot in the rear thigh, Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said. He was transported to Temple University Hospital. Leone said police are searching for a suspect described as a man last seen wearing a white T-shirt and dark jeans. -Jack Tomzcuk

POLICE INVESTIGATING TWO SEXUAL ASSAULTS Two sexual assaults involving Temple students were reported on Main Campus in the last three weeks.

ON CAMPUS SIX TEMPLE COPS GRADUATE Six Temple Police officers graduated from the police academy in a ceremony Friday at the Temple Performing Arts Center. Karen Brinkley, Omair Chughtai, Patrick Davis, Jamal McClean, Kevin Myslinski and Darnell Ross became part of the Philadelphia Police Academy’s 372nd class. In addition to the six Temple Police graduates, 67 members of the Philadelphia Police Department graduated, as well as two Philadelphia Housing Authority Recruits. -Jack Tomczuk


Six Temple police officers graduated as part of the Philadelphia Police Academy’s 372nd class.

A female student reported an incident Aug. 21 that occurred in May 2013 involving her partner in Elmira Jeffries, an apartment complex on 15th Street near Jefferson. The male suspect was implicated in January for an incident involving an “abusive relation-

ship,” Capt. Edward Woltemate of the Investigations Unit said. Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said the second incident, which occurred Aug. 23, involved a reported sexual assault of a female student

Advertising campaign enters new phase this fall A new TV ad and signage at the Cecil B. Moore stop highlight this part of the campaign. By STEVE BOHNEL News Editor Last October, Temple kicked off its “Take Charge” advertising campaign to showcase the “grit” of students and faculty across the university, and show alumni how the institution has evolved in North Philadelphia. In recent weeks, the campaign added a new TV commercial and advertisements throughout the Cecil B. Moore subway stop. Murray Peet, associate vice president of integrated marketing, said this phase of “Take Charge” is designed to convey how Temple and the city are becoming more connected. “Temple’s everywhere now,” Peet said. “One of our goals is to really show the breadth and importance of how much Temple and Philadelphia are intertwined.” The TV ad, which has aired several times during the Philadelphia Eagles’ preseason games, features close-up shots of Stella the Owl and views of Morgan Hall and Chodoff Field. The commercial was produced by Gina Benigno, a videographer for the university, and the airing of it was made possible through the university’s partnership with the Eagles, Peet said. Along with the TV spot, new ads have apContinued from page 1


“The non-preferred appropriations [under which Temple’s funding falls] are last in line,” he said. “So we always have a tougher hurdle than state-owned institutions.”

peared below and above ground at the Cecil B. Moore subway stop. Peet said SEPTA approached the university about a possible partnership, which resulted in several advertisements and logos spread across the billboards and glass installed on both sides of the subway stop. “It was an opportunity for us to communicate our brand,” Peet said. “It’s sort of a great announcement that the campus—whether you arrive via regional rail at the Temple University spot, via the subway at Cecil B. Moore, or are driving down Broad Street—it’s another way of saying that you’ve arrived on to this great campus.” Peet added that he cannot disclose the cost of the subway advertisements because of the university’s agreement with SEPTA. The current branding at the subway will become more important with the influx of people coming to see Pope Francis in late September. Cecil B. Moore will be one of the few stops operating on the Broad Street Line during the weekend of the papal visit. “We saw it as an opportunity to build and extend the Temple brand,” Peet said. Peet said the “Take Charge” campaign, which started 11 months ago, has changed due to the evolution of students and the university itself. “Many things evolve ... a campaign can wear out after a while when people want to see new things, as well having an opportunity to start a play on different leathers,” he said. He added that a subset of the campaign, the “Hire an Owl” advertisements, showcases the work ethic of Temple students in the workplace.

Jaison Kurichi, associate vice president for the university’s budget office, developed Temple’s $1.3 billion operating budget without knowing how much the university would receive from the Commonwealth. “It [the state appropriation] makes up a smaller piece


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of the budget every year,” Kurichi said. “They pretty much flat fund us each year.” “There’s been a long history here of the state support being diminished,” McLaughlin, who worked as a senior advisor to Gov. Ed Rendell, said. Wolf’s predecessor, Gov.


Police blocked off the entrance to the woman’s apartment Monday.

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New signs cover the facade and elevator shaft on the Cecil B. Moore subway stop.

One area the campaign will continue to address is alumni engagement, where the university has previously struggled. Peet said his office has been working closely with Vice President for Alumi Relations Ken Lawrence Jr. to combat the issue. The campaign is, however, occurring in the midst of peaks in alumni gifts to the university. Temple broke its fundraising total for the third straight year in July, raising $84.2 million from more than 19,000 donors. But even with more money flowing in, Peet said work on the campaign is still imperative to spreading Temple’s message. “We don’t want to rest on our laurels,” he said. “It’s how do we stay on top of that and continue to invest in this great brand so that those numbers don’t change in the short term.” * T @Steve_Bohnel

Tom Corbett, slashed Temple’s cut of state money by 19 percent for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The funding has remained level since then. Wolf, who took office in January, has promised increased funding for state-related universities like Temple. Wolf’s budget proposal, in its original form, would have increased Temple’s funding by $15.44 million. However, Kaiser and Kurichi said they planned for an increase of $7.5 million in Temple’s budget, given the divided government in Harrisburg. “We’re not expecting to get what he included in his initial budget in March,” Kaiser said. “That would be unrealistic.” Kaiser said the university, under the direction of President Theobald, has focused on decreasing student debt through not implementing large tuition hikes and through


Avenue near York Street and taped off the entrance of her building. Several residents near the shooting’s location said they were unaware anything had happened—including junior marketing student Jack Huntsman. “My roommates and I just saw a lot of commotion,” Huntsman said. “There were a ton of cop cars on the street and sidewalks in front of our apartment.” Leone said the gun recovered at the scene may belong to the victim’s boyfriend, and police have questioned him about the shooting. He does not live in the building, Leone added. Leone also said police have not identified the student, as she may have an “international connection,” which has delayed the process of notifying her family. Tipsters should contact Philadelphia Police’s Homicide Detectives Unit at 215-686-3334 or 215-686-3335. * T @Steve_Bohnel

initiatives like the “Fly in 4” program, which aims to help students graduate on time. “Clearly when you compare Temple’s tuition to the

worried about when the state appropriation is allocated— which will happen when a finalized budget is passed—he admits the university will be




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UNIVERSITY’S PROJECTED STATE BUDGET INCREASE privates in this area, there’s no comparison,” he said. “We ask ourselves all the time, ‘Why in the world would a student pay the price to go to La Salle when they could come to Temple--even Drexel, Villanova, and Saint Joe’s.’ It doesn’t make sense to us, at least.” Though Kaiser is not

glad once the money arrives. “The good news is when they do finally pass the budget, they’ll send us a big fat check,” Kaiser said. * T @JackTomczuk


Lori Reiner, Partner-in-Charge for EisnerAmper, remembers how important real-life experience was during her time at Temple. PAGE 8 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

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GEEKY READERS Two Temple assistant professors of English won a Geek Award for their podcast called “Book Fight!” PAGE 8


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Art as closure ELENA IWATA TTN

A new art installation, reForm, from Professor Pepón Osorio deals with the closing of Fairhill Elementary School.


By ALBERT HONG Lifestyle Editor

n one of the basement-level classrooms at the Tyler School of Art, a group of elementary students are fascinated to see the sink they used in their art class at Fairhill Elementary School. It’s just one of the leftover mementos that now resides in artist Pepón Osorio’s reForm exhibition, which addresses the closing of two dozen local schools back in 2013 because of

school district budget cuts. The exhibition’s opening reception to the public took place on Aug. 28, and will remain open through May 2016, Thursdays through Sundays. Osorio, a Tyler professor, chose to center the art installation specifically on Fairhill after noticing the “decaying” building on his bike ride to Temple. That’s when he thought to use objects from the closed school building at 601 W. Somerset St. “I started to see this building falling apart … and it caught my attention, and I began with a series of questions of, ‘What if?’” Osorio said. “Everything started with ‘What if?’”

Student petition changes course

A new Welcome Week event was held for incoming LGBTQIA students.


By JENNY ROBERTS The Temple News

When Eagles’ quarterback Sam Bradford took a hit to his knee in a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, most Philadelphia Eagles fans got angry. Senior accounting and finance major Pratik Patel, however, got to work. Three weeks ago, Patel took to to start a petition unlike any other. His goal: to persuade Pope Francis, who is visiting Philadelphia next month, to bless Bradford’s knees. Bradford has sustained two previous ACL injuries. With these complications in mind, Patel, a lifelong Eagles fan, wanted to do whatever possible to ensure his quarterback’s health for the season. “Nothing is ever too easy for Philadelphia sports fans,” Patel said. “We have the most pessimistic attitude in the world. We need to know for a fact what’s going on with our team.” Thanks to social media activity and word-of-mouth marJD MOUSLEY TTN

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OuTU welcomes LGBTQIA students

Pratik Patel, a Temple student, has new plans for his petition to get Pope Francis to bless Sam Bradford’s knees.


With students’ backpacks strung up on ceiling vents, used lockers lining one of the walls and the school’s original chairs and tables filling the room, the Tyler classroom is a place of reminder for what once was for the former students, their parents and Fairhill community members. One of Osorio’s focuses with his approach to art is connecting with the community it revolves around, and it was no different for reForm. In addition to reaching out to parents and neigh-

Pratik Patel, a senior business major is a lifelong Eagles fan.


Morgen Snowadzky was hesitant before approaching the Queer Student Union table at Temple Fest in 2012. She grabbed a promotional button and quickly sped out of sight. “Not everybody feels super comfortable walking up to a table,” said Snowadzky, a senior women’s studies major. She would have preferred to learn about the QSU in a more neutral, supportive environment with other LGBTQIA students, so she created a Welcome Week event that would provide just that. Snowadzky, assistant to

the director of the Wellness Resource Center, spearheaded the creation of OuTU, a Welcome Week event focused specifically on promoting LGBTQIA-friendly resources, organizations and events at Temple to interested incoming students. OuTU was held on Aug. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Student Center Room 217A. Organizers from the WRC believe OuTU is the first Welcome Week event of its kind. At OuTU, students participated in ice breakers facilitated by event volunteers recruited from across Temple’s student organizations and departments. They also listened to university speakers. Snowadzky organized OuTU over the summer with two fellow HEART Peer Educators from the WRC, John





Temple assistant professors win Philly Geek Award Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister created “Book Fight!” in 2012. By GAIL VIVAR The Temple News Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister were flattered to be nominated for the fifth annual Philly Geek Awards—an awards ceremony that recognizes the achievements of the local geek community—when they considered what other Philadelphians were doing. “There was one woman in a different category, where she was building robots to rehabilitate people with spinal cord injuries ... and we just have this podcast,” McAllister said. Ingram and McAllister, both assistant professors of English at Temple, ended up taking home the “Streaming Media Project of the Year” Geek Award for their podcast “Book Fight!” They received a handcrafted trophy created by NextFab on Aug. 15 at Drexel’s Academy of Natural Sciences, which hosts the ceremony alongside Geekadelphia, Philadelphia’s premier geek blog. Before starting “Book Fight!” back in 2012, Ingram searched for an easygoing literature podcast that felt like two people conversing at a bar. “I had been listening to a lot of podcasts, not really literature-specific ones, and I liked the form,” Ingram said. “I tried to look for some that might be book-related and didn’t love the ones that I had found.” The podcasts Ingram found were academic and tedious. So he and McAllister, who met while attending grad school in 2004, decided to start their own. “At first, our idea of success was maybe a few people who are not our friends will listen to the podcast, and once


Mike Ingram (left), and Tom McAllister, both assistant professors of English, attended the Philly Geek Awards on Aug. 15 and won the “Streaming Media Project of the Year” category.

we started to get a few listeners, we kept raising the bar to what we saw success to be like,” McAllister said. The nomination of their podcast surpassed the expectations of what they thought they could have accomplished in three years. “I was really surprised and I didn’t even know the awards existed,” Ingram said. “One of my friends on Facebook who runs a bookstore posted something that said ‘Congrats to the Philly Geek Awards nominees including Book Fight!’” McAllister was also unaware of an award show that honors the community of

Philly’s finest geeks. He jokingly recalled asking his wife if they should attend.

because it was an excuse to go to a black-tie thing.” When it comes to balanc-

in advance,” McAllister explained. “We post once a week on Monday mornings. Some-

Once we started to get a few listeners, we kept “ raising the bar to what we saw success to be like. ” Tom McAllister | assistant professor of English

“Once we did our research about the awards, we found out that [Philadelphia] Magazine had done a write-up about it and all these amazing projects,” McAllister said. “My wife was really excited

ing the podcast and their responsibilities at Temple, both professors found a way to manage all their work in an efficient way. “During breaks we try to get ahead and we can record

times I am trying to finish a book before Mike comes up so we can record.” Since this is their first year teaching at Temple, there’s some stress balancing the podcast’s time commitment with

attending conferences and grading papers. “Every now and then it gets overwhelming,” Ingram said. “With teaching, there are weeks where you cannot believe someone is paying you to do this and then there are days when you have a great amount of student work to read or grade.” *

At alumna’s firm, Temple interns thrive Alumna Lori Reiner was EisnerAmper’s first woman to be appointed partner-in-charge. By ALBERT HONG Lifestyle Editor One of Lori Reiner’s favorite memories at Temple was using an adding machine with tape in place of a traditional calculator for a test in one of her summer accounting classes. “I was the only one in the class who knew how to use an adding machine,” said Reiner, a Fox School of Business alumna who earned her BBA in accounting in 1986. “I moved the desk over to the side of the room, I plugged it in the wall, and they let me take the test. I finished way before everybody else because they had their little solar calculators. … It was a very positive experience.” She was able to master an adding machine after coming back from a recent internship, when internships were “atypical” for Temple students at the time, she said. Now, as partner-in-charge for the Philadelphia practice of EisnerAmper, one of the nation’s largest accounting firms, Reiner still credits that real-life experience to her success, along with her education at Fox. “The classroom and all the educa-

tion you have is the foundation of your career, however, it’s the actual hands-on experience that makes it all come together and makes it make sense,” Reiner said. Reiner made EisnerAmper history in 2013 as the first woman partner-incharge for the firm. She pointed out the three important responsibilities of this role to be recruiting and retaining great people—making sure general operations around the office are running smoothly— and growing, whether it be organically or through merger and acquisition activity. In fact, Reiner’s first project was spent figuring out the combining of the Philadelphia and Jenkintown offices for their move to One Logan Square in Center City, which is set to happen before the year ends. EisnerAmper is known for offering financial services to a number of different companies, but Reiner said many of its clients are “midmarket companies” which include more entrepreneurial businesses. This stresses the need for a more “consultative” and “collaborative” approach with clients, she added. “Our clients really do look at us as their trusted business advisor,” Reiner said. “Our culture here is to really view our services like that. So it’s not just filling out forms and filing them with the government—it’s our relationship with our clients and how we can help them reach their goals.” When finding the appropriate talent for this kind of job, Reiner and EisnerAmper have consistently turned to

Temple as one of their go-to universities for accounting majors. Student interns for EisnerAmper who do well enough even end up getting job offers on the spot. Reiner’s own time at Fox showed her the ability of the school and its professors in preparing students for their careers. “I think that the one thing I remember the most, specifically related to accounting classes, is just how great the professors were and how practical it was,” she said. “I know it’s only evolved since then. I think the way the program is set up is very well poised for any student that wants a path to public accounting in Philadelphia.” As an accounting major, Reiner learned that there were other skills besides math that were necessary for success in the field, like good communication skills, the ability to write and the ability to sell, among others. The advice she gives all students, regardless of major, is to make sure to not pretend when trying to learn something, even if it requires asking questions and learning from mistakes. “It really comes down to listening and making sure you understand, and [those skills] will take you far,” Reiner said. “I still practice that every single day. … If I don’t understand something, I can’t be helpful.” * ( 215.204.7416 COURTESY LORI REINER

Lori Reiner graduated from the Fox School of Business in 1986 with a BBA in accounting.



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Barren Hill Brewery crafted a special pale ale for the Mütter Museum, inspired by its medicinal garden’s herbs. PAGE 11




A GUIDE TO SHARING SPACE A Philadelphia-based aerial dance company explores the elements of communal living in urban environments in a new Fringe Arts production.


Lauren Rile Smith, (front), founder of Tangle Movement Arts, and member Kate Aid practice their routine on the trapeze.



he rules of living are flexible— both on the ground and in the air. Tangle Movement Arts, a Philadelphia-based aerial dance theater, is exhibiting the explicit and inexplicit rules of shared urban living spaces using the art

of contemporary circus. In “The Girl's Guide to Neighborly Conduct," Tangle’s fifth performance in FringeArts, a story unfolds in two Philadelphia row homes as a woman living on her own moves next door to a house with six residents. The aerial production runs Sept. 1012 at Philadelphia Soundstages, a commercial videography studio not typically

Community threads

A city-wide exhibition Global and local artists collaborate in the city’s Mural Arts Program. By ANGELA GERVASI The Temple News Heeseop Yoon doesn’t use an eraser. That might seem unusual for someone who creates black-andwhite images that stretch more than two stories high and 60 feet wide. “I feel like there’s no mistake in terms of the process of drawing,” Yoon said. The South Korean artist said her education at Chung-Ang University

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focused primarily on achieving visual perfection—an objective that required heavy correction. Now, Yoon values the meaning behind her work more than its physical pleasantness. When Yoon moved to America in 2002 to pursue an MFA from the City University of New York, her fascination with cluttered spaces and forgotten objects pushed her to develop a visual voice that is more bold and deliberate than flowery and subtle. “[In America] it was not about making a visually pleasing drawing or painting or installation,” Yoon said. “It was more about talking about your work and idea.” Yoon’s ideas are based in her

open to the public that Tangle is transforming into a theater space. “We were really interested in telling a story about people living in close proximity with different rules about how to manage their lives,” said company founder and aerial performer, Lauren Rile Smith. "Taking different universes from people's

Thread Society, a Northeast Philly-based clothing line, features several programs to give back. By EMILY SCOTT The Temple News


Open Source is a collaborative mural project created by Mural Arts Program.

The white walls of Jason Hricko's office are mostly bare, except for a large whiteboard that showcases the company’s $3,500 goal for retail last week and colorcoordinated plans in marketing and hiring. Hricko, the creative director for Thread Society, worked diligently at his computer with recent internturned-employee, Danielle Chris-



In a small office across the hall, Kirsten Skwara, who works in production, is meticulously folding Vneck shirts to prepare them for packaging. Thread Society, a local fashion company based out of Northeast Philadelphia, creates clothing like Tshirts and tank tops with the idea of using high quality materials and giving back to the community in mind. The company started roughly





Temple DJs find success off campus Student DJs are expanding their reach and fan base through outlets like MTV. By JOSHUA ZIMMERMAN The Temple News When Temple students Matt Burns and Robert Ortega caught the attention of MTV, it meant one thing—it was time to work even harder, Burns said, because “somebody was interested in what we do.” The junior media studies and productions majors and the pair behind DJ duo Cruzko, hope their work and short bio displayed on MTV’s artists page will allow them to gain prominence for their music on and off campus. The two formed the duo Cruzko about a year and a half ago after meeting through Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. “We both saw our lives going in the same direction with music production and getting into that field of the music industry,” Burns said. Both DJs had experience already—Burns had mixed and Ortega was involved in the marching band. The pair found a mentor in Yonah Rosman, another DJ in Sigma Alpha Mu. Shortly after Cruzko was formed, Rosman became Cruzko's manager. In that time, Rosman has noted smoother transitions during their performances and a

higher level of confidence in mixing, he said. Cruzko's proudest moment so far, the pair said, has been playing the Mad Decent Block Party after-party at Soundgarden Hall last year. Mad Decent is a large electronic dance music— EDM—event that draws thousands of music fans to Philadelphia each year. The after-party often features smaller, local acts. Cruzko isn’t the only group making noise at Temple. While DJing an orientation party for incoming freshman probably isn't a career highlight for most people, senior media studies and production major Jahlil Peterson, better known as Jah The DJ, would disagree. “I’ve always had a love for music and singing,” Peterson said, “and I had a turntable in my room while working at orientation and thought ‘I’ll throw a party and see how it goes,’ and it was a hit.” Peterson’s party was so successful that it became a regular activity for incoming freshman as of last year—and now Temple pays Pe-

We both saw our “ lives going in the same

direction with music production and getting into that field.

Matt Burns | Member of Cruzko


DJs Robert Ortega, left, and Matt Burns of Cruzko are gaining popularity with outlets like MTV.

terson to perform at orientation parties held in Johnson and Hardwick halls. After first trying his hand at playing at orientation during Fall 2014, Peterson has now played at the Food Truck Festival in Center City and at the Electric Factory for Temple's WRTI radio station. Peterson maintains this success comes from staying “outside the box” and catering to each individual crowd’s energy and playing the music they respond well to. For Peterson, achieving success at Temple parties is just one step toward becoming a music personality and gaining a following. The DJ

hopes to one day have his own entertainment show after playing more well known events. Both Jahlil and Cruzko have found playing at Temple to be challenging, but ultimately rewarding. “Temple students know how to have fun,"”Peterson said. “No matter what is going on, it’s always just a great time and it’s just fun playing around this area.” While Cruzko isn’t sure what is in store for the future, MTV has a biography of the group online to track its social media. *


Venue attracts new fans with popular hardcore artists The Voltage Lounge has caught traction within the local music scene. By VINCE BELLINO The Temple News In the Electric Factory's shadow on 7th Street sits the Voltage Lounge—a former dive bar that hosted karaoke nights and urban dance parties. Now, the venue is a favored spot for hardcore shows like sold-out nights featuring Northlane, Nails and Code Orange. Michael Daddario opened the Voltage Lounge as a music venue Aug. 2012, transforming the former nightclub “from the ground up.” “It was started by someone who had no music … nor night club connections,” Daddario said. “So it started from zero.” Daddario said Voltage’s recent progress comes down to hard work paying off, but is still remarkable because of the venue’s reputation and financial situation when he took over. The venue’s performances felt like “amateur hour,” Daddario said, because he had little money and few connections to book more than mediocre local acts. To improve the quality of artists, Daddario would sometimes work with outside ADVERTISEMENT

promoters and booking companies, like Dominic Stone at Little House Booking. Stone enjoys booking at Voltage because the venue is laid back about allowing promoters to run shows their way. However, Stone said, Voltage’s staff is always attentive to the safety and well-being of the crowd. The staff at Voltage is a recurring positive theme among those who attend the venue as promoters, fans or musicians. Paul Marchesani played Voltage many times with his former band Overfield. and said he enjoyed the sound quality and the staff at the venue. Phil Quartucci, a fan who frequently attends shows put on by Little House Booking and hip-hop shows at the venue, said the promoters Voltage chooses to work with are very professional. Additionally, Quartucci said that promoters make sure the bands playing are “happy from the moment they walk into the venue until they leave for the night.” Out of Voltage’s employees, Daddadrio and Stone agree that Sean Salm, the booking manager, is one of the venue's key employees and was crucial to the recent success. Salm joined Voltage about a year ago, making the venue’s booking more organized and professional, Daddario said. “He knows all genres, he knows all the venues, he


The Voltage Lounge consists of a Hookah lounge and bar, and is evolving into a thriving live music venue.

understands the business side of it,” Daddario said. “I can’t say enough about his contributions.” “Sean Salm really turned that place around for the better,” Stone said. Salm said he brought networking and connections to the table when he became Voltage’s booking manager in February. “I have a very large network of promoters that I work with that I trust,” Salm said.

Some of those promoters Salm works with are Live Nation and R5 Productions, as well as R5’s offshoot, Philly Hardcore Shows. But Voltage is still competing with nearby venues like the Electric Factory and Union Transfer, though it's not comparable due to its size, according to Daddario. Voltage caps at 300 patrons at a seated show, adding on an additional 100 when the show is standing room—but still holds less than half Union Transfer's capacity, which holds up to 1,000, and only a small fraction of the Electric Factory’s 3,000 cap. “Right now, midsize venues are popular,” Daddario said. “People are looking to feel that connection with the artist.” Sometimes, the venue’s proximity to two popular venues is a good thing. Voltage worked in tandem with the Electric Factory during This Is Hardcore Festival, hosting multiple smaller, after-show events. Despite its size, Voltage also offers an upper level—a


Michael Daddario, owner of Voltage Lounge, discusses the challenges of opening and owning a bar and music venue.

perk to music fan and senior Mike Shaer. “The upstairs section is nice to hang out and watch from above,” Shaer said. Shaer also said he likes that Voltage allows patrons to stage dive at shows with heavy bands and enjoys the bar's beer selection. To maintain Voltage’s popularity, Daddario said he and the staff must plan to stay ahead of the trends and on the

cutting edge, particularly by staying active on and paying attention to trends on social media. Though there are challenges to face when running a venue, like costs and regulations, Daddario is confident Voltage will continue to entertain people and remain open. *





Museum crafts new brew for pop-up garden Guests had an exclusive taste of custom beer in the Mütter Museum’s medicinal plant garden. By LOGAN BECK The Temple News For once, the usual collection of medical oddities was not the main attraction when patrons visited the Mütter Museum. Last Thursday, the Mütter Museum’s Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden welcomed new visitors, museum-goers and beer-lovers in a collaboration with Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery. The event featured a new brew inspired by the museum called “Ümlaut Fever” in a pop-up beer garden. Gillian Ladley, the media and

marketing manager at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, said the garden’s guests were the first to try the new creation. Barren Hill Brewery brewed a saison, a type of pale ale, with fennel and ginger plants from the museum’s medicinal garden. “The beer, with its unique flavor, incorporates herbs from the plant garden, and also themes from the museum,” Ladley said. “The word ‘umlaut’ was reportedly invented by the Brothers Grimm, which relates to the Grimm’s Fairytale exhibit in the museum. Additionally, the word 'umlaut' does not usually have an umlaut—we added it much like Dr. Mütter did to his own name.” According to James Zeleniak, principal partner at Punch Media and representative for Barren Hills, the museum reached out to the brewery to craft a specific beer for their events.


Guests also enjoyed free entry to the new “Mind Illuminated” exhibit.


The Mütter Museum hosted a pop-up beer garden last Thursday in partnership with Barren Hill Brewery.

“We were excited to do so,” Zeleniak said. “... They have a beautiful courtyard where Ümlaut Fever will take place. It’s just an awesome day for it.” Zeleniak had the opportunity to try Ümlaut Fever firsthand from the brewery's head brewer Dave Wood. “It was really quite delicious,” Zeleniak said. “It has a slightly higher alcohol content than most summer beers usually have.” When not spending time in the garden, guests can purchase the Ümlaut Fever beer and enjoy free entry to the new “Mind Illuminated” exhibit by Greg Dunn in the museum’s Thomson Gallery. The beer sold out among the 1,300 guests, said Jillian Stahl, Mütter’s lectures and events administrator. Stahl added that two more kegs were brought in for the event. Ladley said the garden is the museum’s mission brought to life. “The museum is part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, which has the mission to advance the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine,”

Ladley said. The garden, established in 1937 and named for founding member of the College of Physicians Dr. Ben-

The beer “ incorporates herbs from the plant garden, and also themes from the museum.

Gillian Ladley | media manager

jamin Rush, features more than 60 different herbs with medicinal and historic value, according to the Mütter Museum website. Rush’s mission was to create a medicinal plant garden so physicians could replenish their medicine chests. Ladley said that the garden is

meant to be a “living exhibit” of the museum. The garden allows guests to use their cellphones to participate in an audio tour and learn more about medicinal plants and their uses— sometimes, using beer as a teaching tool. Zeleniak said Ümlaut Fever may be on tap in the future at Barren Hills, Old Eagle Tavern in Manayunk and Devil's Den in South Philadelphia, all under the same ownership. Barren Hills hopes to collaborate with the museum again in the future to host similar events. “Everyone at Barren Hill is very excited about the event and we look forward to collaborating more with the Mütter in the months ahead," Zeleniak said. Stahl is also pleased with the turnout of the event. “We really loved the fact that so many people came out and supported and we are definitely going to do something like this again later in the year,” Stahl said. *


Performance company explores urban living were interested in telling a “storyWeabout people living in close

proximity with different rules about how to manage their lives. Lauren Rile Smith | Tangle founder


Rebecca MoDavis practices her routine on the silks for Tangle Movement Arts’ upcoming show at Fringe Festival.

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private domestic worlds and smashing them together.” On stage, trapezes and lyras coexist with couches and recycling bins to portray the familiar confrontations that surface when a group of individuals reside under one roof.

The story is comprised of assorted residential issues, like clashing personalities, budding romance and arguing over who should take out the trash. “We were interested in how we all bring different expectations to our idea of home,” said company member Sal Nicolazzo. “Whether that’s about whether we expect

our neighbors to talk to us, how we expect our roommates to do the dishes or which intimate relationships we expect will be recognized and taken seriously.” Recycling bins are the focal point of one particular scene where dancing takes place on the ground instead of mid-air. For the first time, Tangle is integrating square

dancing, which provides contrast to the lyrical aerial work. It also encompasses the recurring theme of rules. “Square dancing brings people together in many regimented ways,” Rile Smith said. “From the outside, you may not be able to follow all of the rules, but you see that everyone knows exactly where to go at what time.”

The exploration of societal standards reappears not only as a source of inspiration, but also in the physical technique of the practice. The rules conveyed about neighborly conduct mirror the rules obeyed for performance. “Coming back to our initial inspiration, delving into the questions of the rules we follow explicitly or have internalized,” Rile Smith said. “There are a lot of rules that go into movement in the air, whether borderline agreements on how to stay safe or whether it’s choreographed traditions that you draw to make new work.” While suspended from high oakwood ceilings, ideas for the upcoming production are continually shared, molded and woven together by fellow cast members during rehearsals in a small studio space nestled off Germantown Avenue. “It’s exciting … for me, trapeze training is so individual,” Nicolazzo said. “I focus

so much on my own strength and technique and what skills I'm building over time. So it’s really great to have a creative process that’s totally different from that, and so much more about seeing what happens when you put so many different people’s ideas and backgrounds together.” Like most of Tangle’s pieces, this production illustrates the philosophical foundation the company embraces, which is the testimony and celebration of female empowerment in the most ordinary of places. “The heart of our work is taking stories of ordinary life and taking the often alienating language of circus to tell them in a relatable way,” Rile Smith said. “It’s telling these stories using aerial acrobatics, which is so frequently about spectacle, rather than story.” *





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Artists connect with city residents


Mural artist MOMO paints for Open Source, a projected created by Mural Arts in Philadelphia.

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signature nontraditional medium of black masking tape on top of Mylar—a white plastic covering used in greenhouses—that the artist composes layers and lines to create colossal images. The mural Yoon will create in the Italian Market this fall will reflect her own artistic style, and the style of the surrounding neighborhood. Yoon is one of 14 artists partaking in one of Mural Arts’ biggest projects yet: Open Source, an ongoing citywide exhibition. Marks of the project are already visible throughout the city streets; it’s almost impossible to walk past the Graham Building on 15th and Chestnut streets without gaping at

the 20-story gray scale portrait of Ibrahim, a Pakistani immigrant who works in one of the city’s downtown food trucks. The new installation is a product of JR, a globally renowned street artist from Paris. “His whole concept was to make a work that would bring one person’s story to life on a massive scale,” said Nicole Steinberg, Mural Arts’ director of communications and brand management. Mural Arts teamed up with visiting curator Pedro Alonzo to reach out to the handful of artists. Five of the participants are Philadelphia-based, including the Dufala Brothers and Ernel Martinez, while the remaining nine artists hail from California, New York, Louisiana, France, the United Kingdom and South Korea. Despite the regional diversity of the artists, each mural will have one thing in common: it will focus on an issue relevant to

Philadelphia. Shepard Fairey, creator of the iconic Barack Obama “Hope” poster, will focus his work on mass incarceration and criminal justice, and local artist Michelle Angela Ortiz plans to draw attention to immigrant rights. An immigrant herself, Yoon visited Philadelphia for the first time to begin work with Mural Arts and was struck by the multicultural atmosphere of the Italian Market—which, despite its name, now contains immigrants from an assortment of countries including Mexico and Vietnam. “They took me to a bunch of different neighborhoods and they wanted to choose one neighborhood that I wanted to work with. When they took me to [the] Italian neighborhood ... I got really excited, it was so vibrant and active,” Yoon said. Entranced by the neighborhood, Yoon took photographs of what she thought represented the everyday life of South Philadelphia’s residents. The pictures hold objects ranging from tortillas and vegetables to candles and religious symbols. Yoon said being able to communicate with local storeowners and residents created an affable atmosphere between artist and subject. “Once [the store owners] found out about the project, they were super friendly and they were talking about their store and things they sell and some of them were talking about their life,” Yoon said. Yoon’s mural, along with the majority of the Open Source works, will open Oct. 3. “We expect that it will be a galvanizing, game-changing moment for both Mural Arts and Philadelphia,” Steinberg said.

GARDENS AFTER DARK Longwood Gardens is debuting a new lightshow called “Nightscape.” Created by Klip Collective, the show provides a widerange spectacle of colors and lights set to original music. “Nightscape” is intended to bring the garden to life with light and sound, so the beauty of nature can be enjoyed in a whole new way­—even after the sun sets. “Nightscape” runs through Oct. 31 and Tickets are available online at tickets. -Lindsay Hargrave

POP-UP YOGA AT TWILIGHT Tomorrow, a Yin yoga class will be held in Franklin Square from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Yin yoga’s roots are originally from Asia, but spread across Europe and eventually became popular in the U.S. Yin is slower than typical yoga, and certain poses can be held for up to five minutes at a time. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at Attendees will need to bring their own mat. -Abby Herr



Marc Vetri’s restaurant Lo Spiedo at the Navy Yard will host a “Beer-B-Q” this Sunday. Guests can pay for a ticket ($30 in advance, $35 at the door) for an all-you-can-eat buffet or pay as they go. Military personnel can get discounted $25 tickets at the door. There will be fresh BBQ fare from Lo Spiedo’s culinary team, lawn games, live music and beer for attendees of legal drinking age. Tickets can be purchased at vetrifamily. com/lospiedo under the “Events” page. -Madeline Presland

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two years ago as a side project between financial adviser Brandon Levithan and Michael Jared, who is the owner of Philly-based screen-printing company, RushOrderTees. “They wanted to start selling basic apparel as a socially conscious company and get involved with the community through different programs,” Hricko said. In the beginning, the company didn’t have any real branding. The website was rather basic, Hricko said, with simple shirt designs. But the duo did immediately showcase their charitable side with the give back, or “Shirt For Shirt,” program. “It is the most important aspect of our company,” Hricko said. The “Shirt For Shirt” program donates shirts and blankets to a child in need with every purchase. The company connects with More Than Just Me Foundation and Penn State’s THON, among other charities. After becoming the creative director during the first year of Thread Society’s existence, Hricko had to decide what direction the line would go in. “It was about ‘Where do we want to go, versus where we are now?’” Hricko said. He hired a team of photographers and graphic designers to redesign the website, logo and product pictures to give the brand a minimalist, simple look. Soft, well-made fabrics were important, but everything had to align with the brand's goal of integrity. Thread Society imports fabrics from outside the U.S. and only works with sweatshopfree companies, Hricko said. “We make sure to be socially conscious,”

said Marissa D’Elia, a marketing major at Drexel University and wholesale manager of Thread Society. “That goes with our soft shirts,” D’Elia said. “We are so selective about the shirts we use that our fall collection has been in the works since January.” The company has been working on other ways to help them stand out, like Threadfunding. The program, which has been under development for the last six months, allows companies to raise money for an event by selling shirts for a cause. “It’s like a Kickstarter with shirts,” Hricko said. “We want to make it possible for people to raise the money they need without needing the money up front.” Thread Society recently finished its first Threadfunding campaign with Diversity Richmond, an organization benefitting the LGBTQIA community of Central Virginia. According to Thread Society’s website, the company creates a digital proof of the shirt that the charity or group can show to those following the fund. After the group reaches its goal, Thread Society will cover production and shipping costs; the organization keeps all profits. Another project to recently come to fruition is Thread Sessions, which is an acoustic video session showcasing a musician. Because D'Elia and Hricko are heavily involved in Philadelphia’s music scene, it felt right to bring another creative art form into the company’s work. “We wanted to marry that part of our lives with Thread Society,” D’Elia said. For its first acoustic session, the line introduced Philadelphia singer-songwriter Shannen Moser.



Thread Society gives back to the local community with donated shirts.

Along with a video recording of the musician performing her track “Big Guilty,” the clothing line launched T-Shirt campaigns for the artist. Thread Society fronts the production costs and the rest of the proceeds go to the charity of the musicians' choice. Moser’s T-shirt sales will benefit Girls Rock Philly, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring young women through music education. Thread Society will feature a new musician, video and piece of merchandise monthly. Additionally, the clothing line is working on a Kickstarter campaign with RECphilly and sponsoring a stage at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, which will give Philly-based artists a means to get there inexpensively, Hricko said. “It puts a spotlight on musicians and our products,” Hricko said. For Hricko, giving back to the community is simply the right thing to do. “We are all responsible as business leaders and for the future of fashion industry,” Hricko said.

In honor of the Pope Francis’ upcoming visit, Philadelphia Sculptors partnered with the Globe Dye Works to create the “Pope Up” exhibition. The show consists of 2-D and 3-D artwork in a variety of mediums, highlighting the papal visit in unexpected and often humorous ways. Work by artists like sculptor George Lorio and photographer Stephanie Kirk questions the church’s power, while others like Patrick Carby use art to express how Catholicism has shaped them. Held at 4500 Worth St., it is open every Saturday and Sunday during September and is free to the public. -Tiana Timmerberg

“THE CAPTIVE” AT FRINGE Now through Sept. 20, the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective will present “The Captive” as part of the annual Fringe Festival. The festival has been a tradition in Philadelphia since 1996, featuring visual and performing artists from around the world. “The Captive” is centered around homosexuality in the 1920s. Though the play takes place almost 90 years ago it relates to relevant modern issues. The performance will be held at the Physick House. Tickets are $20-25, available at - Madeline Archambault




@uwishunu tweeted a new Montreal-inspired restaurant will open Sept. 15 on 8th Street. The venue features “easy-going, approachable” cuisine by the team behind pubs Strangelove’s and Local 44.

@MIAFestival tweeted that due to popular demand, more tickets will be released for Made In American concert to be held this weekend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.





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@ReanimatorPhila tweeted that its barista, Nate Cochran, was selected to compete in the 2015 Coffee Masters Tournament to prove his finesse with caffeinated beverages.

@PARADIGMGS tweeted that its free community art class with Chad Lassin this past weekend and the artist’s sacred geometry work with his grandfather’s compass set.








Former Fairhill Elementary School students spoke on video through megaphone speakers about their discontent with the School District of Philadelphia.

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bors, he worked with 10 former students, who he referred to as “Bobcats” after the school’s mascot, for an entire year. They helped him get an understanding of what the closing really meant to them. “It’s all based on true stories,” Osorio said. “It’s all based on the relationships that I had with many of them, and it’s all based on their stories that they just wanted to say.” Osorio said he was grateful for the community in giving him a chance to work with them so closely. “For an outsider, someone who is completely out of this school system and not living in Fairhill community, I feel extremely welcome and honored that they opened their arms and welcomed me, and told me their stories,” he said. “That’s important for me.” For Lynoshka Santa, one of the Bobcats who worked with Osorio, it was jarring to see how different her neighborhood seemed after Fairhill’s closing, on top of the worries her family went through in figuring out new schools for their children. “When I was in high school and the bus stop was right there, whenever I got off, I was so used to walking home and seeing kids come out, kids running around,” Santa said. “Then after, from 11th to 12th grade, I would walk and it would just be deserted. It was different than before.” Sheila Brown, a Temple graduate student working on her master’s in social work, attended the opening and was reminded of the concerns she had for her own children if they ever needed to change schools on such short notice, like how far they would need to travel every day. “It can be a whole other area [and] it can be dangerous,” Brown said. “You have to think about all those other elements.” Tonia Laster, the mother of Zayvionne Bristow, a former Fairhill student, said she was touched by the amount of work and dedication Osorio put into the installation. As she stood proudly in front of a wall bearing a drawing of the school her son made, Laster expressed sadness on how Bristow would not be able to


Pepón Osorio, a Tyler School of Art professor, created the reForm exhibition by using objects from the defunct Fairhill Elementary School building.

megaphone speakers along the wall, Osorio stressed that the reForm project doesn’t end with the installation. In the

I feel extremely welcome and honored that “ they opened their arms and welcomed me, and told me their stories.” Pepón Osorio | creator of reForm exhibition

graduate from Fairhill, her alma mater. “I’m so grateful that [Osorio] put his heart into something that we lost because Fairhill was family-oriented,” Laster said. As students on video exclaim their grievances at the school district through

next nine months, the classroom will host free workshops, meetings and programming for the local community to discuss the future of Fairhill and issues related to public education. “I thought it was important for them to raise their voice and to be able to tell

the stories in their own terms,” Osorio said. Laster has been voicing support for the abandoned Fairhill school building and its surroundings to be kept clean. She even hopes that the building will someday be used for something positive, and she encourages Temple students to be a part of the effort. “All is welcome,” Laster said. “Anything that’s done positive is a good thing.” On Sept. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m., as part of the reForm project’s education programming, the True Vine Baptist Church will host a talk about the Fairhill community’s rights, neighborhoods and schools. * ( 215.2014.7416




New course discusses ‘evolution’ of Main Campus University Architect Margaret Carney’s new honors-level architecture course is open to all majors. By MICHAELA WINBERG Assistant Lifestyle Editor When University Architect Margaret Carney remembers her undergraduate college campus, she has tears in her eyes. “I have a bond to the campus that I spent seven years on, and that place belongs to me,” Carney said. “When I go back there, I’m home. I totally feel that, even to this day. Now, Temple is your campus.” This fall, Carney is teaching her second course at Temple. “Evolution of the Temple Campus,”teaches students about Main Campus on a deeper, architectural level through research and exploration. Carney said the course asks students two questions: “‘Where did we come from,’ and ‘where are we going?’” Last semester, Carney taught a similar course, “Urban Campuses and Their Impact on American Cities.” “The students in that course were awesome,” Carney said. “We studied a lot of campuses in that course, but they said, ‘There really ought to be a course that just looks at Temple, because there are a lot of great stories that haven’t been told.’” Carney said she was also inspired to create a new class by some students’ involvement in Visualize Temple last year. “When [Visualize Temple] came out last year, there were public sessions where people could come and give their ideas,” Carney said. “But what I heard from students was that they really wanted to know more. ... For a lot of them, it wasn’t that they were doubting the plan, but they were curious about it.” To help satiate students’ curiosities, Carney brought a proposal to Ruth Ost, director of the Honors Program and Kate Wingert-Playdon, chair of the architecture department. “They were excited about the idea,” Carney said. “Ruth Ost knows what people are looking for, and she

gets really excited about new ideas and new coursework.” Ost helped Carney develop “Evolution of the Temple Campus” into an upperlevel honors course that’s available to any student in the Honors Program regardless of their major. “It’s very interesting, the mix of students,” Carney said. “There’s only one architect in the group. There’s a neuroscience major, a computer science major, a filmmaker.” Carney is excited to have an interdisciplinary group of students taking this course, including both a freshmen and a nontraditional student who has been on campus for 22 years. “I expect to learn a lot from the students, because everybody’s experience on the campus is different,” Carney said. “The more people in [class] the better, because the more points of view we have to look at, and the richer it will be.” To educate her students about the history of Temple’s campus, Carney will take them to the Urban Archives in Paley Library, a collection of primary-source information on Temple’s history. Students will examine current plans through “a lot of just walking on the campus and going to certain places.” “We’ll spend a lot of time really understanding the current plans and the current buildings,” Carney said. “But at the same time, we’ll be looking at the history. The first building, the second building, that sort of growth.” Overall, Carney said that her course will juggle the preservation of the past with the “constant change” of the future. “How do we move forward, but also maintain our roots, and our core values?” Carney said. “It’s not an easy question. It’s very complex.” * michaela.winberg@temple. edu ( 215.204.7416

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keting, more than 6,400 people signed the petition, as of yesterday. It was the subject of more than 1,000 news articles—including The Washington Post and ESPN—and caused the hashtag #BradfordPope to trend nationwide on Twitter. Even Bradford heard the buzz and responded. “If I got to meet the Pope, I think that would be pretty cool,” he told “If he wanted to bless my knees, I’m all for it.”

“It’s definitely a

feel-good story for Philadelphia to ride on before the season starts.

Pratik Patel | senior accounting and finance major


Margaret Carney, university architect, conducts an introductory lecture about urban design and planning.


Erik Rozenski (left), Seth Herman, Rachel Jenkins and Colleen Donnelly, attend the new course “Evolution of the Temple Campus” on urban design, taught by Margaret Carney.

Despite the quarterback’s support, Patel was informed by Eagles officials over the phone Thursday that the team would not endorse the campaign, one of the reasons being religious affiliation. “They also do not want to single out Sam Bradford’s health and make it seem like they don’t have faith in their quarterback,” Patel said. Though he said the news felt like “a big punch in the gut,” Patel is still proud of his efforts and the enthusiasm he has stirred up among fellow fans. “It’s definitely a feel-good story for Philadelphia to ride on before the season starts,” he said. “During the time that I made it, there was not much going on in Philadelphia sports, and I was trying to spice it up a little bit.” Sophomore biology and therapeutic recreation double major Valerie Colantuono, who co-managed the BradfordPope215 Twitter account, is one of many who can agree that Patel succeeded in this goal. “I am a huge Philly sports fan, and have been my whole life,” Colantuono said. “Helping Pratik [Patel] out with this has gotten me even more excited about the upcoming season.” The emergence of Pope Bot, a Vaticanthemed robot making its journey around Philadelphia in order to make amends for the vandalism of the famous hitchBOT, has inspired Patel to possibly seek a substitute for his original

goal. Pope Bot was originally created by Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. “If we could set something up and get the Pope Bot to bless a Sam Bradford jersey or something, that would be pretty cool,” Patel said. “Maybe not as historic, but we could say that we tried a different alternative to get it done.” “I think it gave Philadelphians a more ADVERTISEMENT

positive light,” he added. “We’re always in the news for booing Santa Claus or throwing batteries at players or throwing up on a girl. This is a good way for people to see us and say, ‘Hey, Philadelphians are the most die-hard fans in the world,’ and that we really care about our teams.” *





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Valkovec and Halley Balkovich, both senior public health majors. “When I was an incoming student here at Temple, I was not out, but I wanted to find some sort of community that I could identify with and maybe make that transition,” Valkovec said. “I really had a big investment in OuTU because of that.” The three seniors compiled all of the information they had learned about LGBTQIA resources at Temple and presented it to incoming students during Welcome Week. Some of this information they had only recently learned from university guests at the WRC’s Queer Lunch program. Queer Lunch, organized by Snowadzky last year and continued this year invites students, faculty and staff to discuss LGBTQIA topics on a monthly basis. “I think [Temple] has a decent number of queer resources,” Valkovec said. “I think the problem with it is they’re not organized, and I think this is the first time that they’ve ever been all organized into one place.” The event’s turnout of about 160 was well above the 50 students organizers expected. “I saw a lot of people making friends or exchanging phone numbers or looking each other up on Facebook, so that was real sweet,” Snowadzky said. At the event, the WRC debuted the “Student Guide to LGBTQIA Life at Temple University,” which includes definitions of terms like intersex and genderism, and also includes a guide to change one’s name and where to find gender neutral bathrooms on Main Campus. “There’s a lot of little bits and pieces of resources available in a bunch of different places,” Snowadzky said. The guide was created to centralize the location of information and will soon be available online, Snowadzky said. OuTU also featured a number of speakers from campus resources and student organizations, like Carmen Phelps, who heads the university’s Office of Institutional Diversity,

TRAIN TO MAIN The Ambler Campus Office of Student Life will offer students from Ambler Campus a free train ride to Main Campus at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday and 11:35 a.m. Thursday. Students at Ambler Campus will be provided a tour of Main Campus, including the Commuter Lounge, the Student Center and Paley Library. A shuttle will bring students from the Ambler Learning Center parking lot to the SEPTA train station in Ambler. Students will take the train back to Ambler Campus around 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday and 3:35 p.m. on Thursday. Advance registration is required. Students can register for the event by calling 267-4688425 or emailing -Michaela Winberg MARGO REED TTN

Morgen Snowadzky (left), John Valkovec, and Halley Balkovich were instrumental voices in the creation of the LGBTQIA campus resource guide that was presented at Welcome Week.

OFFICE CHAIR RELAY RACE The 5th Annual Office Chair Relay Race will be held in Temple Contemporary Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Various departments within the Tyler School of Art, like printmaking and photography, will compete against each other to win the “coveted gold office chair,” according to Tyler’s website. The event will be catered by Jimmy John’s and Little Baby’s Ice Cream. -Michaela Winberg

Equity, Advocacy and Leadership. “Temple doesn’t have centers dedicated to various affinity groups,” Phelps said. “And so that was really important to me that they understand that I was invested in them, that I am invested in them.” Phelps believes OuTU could have drawn in a more racially diverse crowd. “I can see the opportunities that exist ... to get students more involved with one another across racial, ethnic lines,” Phelps said. Phelps did not suggest a more inclusive outreach strategy to student organizers prior to the event. Snowadzky hopes something like “OuTU” can happen on an annual basis for freshmen, though nothing is planned for Welcome Week 2016 as of now. “We have all the things in place,” Snowadzky said. “And I think we made a lot of really important connections that will make things like this easier.”

RITE OF SWING JAZZ CAFE Beginning this Wednesday, the Boyer College of Music and Dance will kick off the Rite of Swing Jazz Café series at the Temple Performing Arts Center. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in September, with the exception of Sept. 25, Boyer jazz students and professors will perform from 4 to 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public and will feature a cash bar. -Michaela Winberg

FRIDAY PEP RALLY AT BELL TOWER On Friday at 3:30 p.m., students can attend the #CherryOn Pep Rally to cheer on the football team in its game against Penn State the following day. Located at the Bell Tower, the event will feature performances by the band and spirit squads as well as free food and T-shirts. -Michaela Winberg

* T @jennyroberts511

Editors note: Morgan Snowadzky was a freelance writer at The Temple News in Fall 2012. She played no role in the editing process of this article. MARGO REED TTN

OuTU is a new Welcome Week event that promotes LGBTQIA resources, organizations and events.

FREE BUS TO FIRST FRIDAY This Friday, a bus will be available to take students to First Friday free of charge. Sponsored by Tyler Student Life, the bus will pick students up on a first-come, first-serve basis at 6 p.m. on 13th and Diamond streets behind the Tyler School of Art, and drop students off on Arch Street between 2nd and 3rd streets. The bus will return students to Main Campus at 8:45 p.m. According to, on the first Friday of every month, the event features more than 40 art galleries in Old City from 5 to 9 p.m. According to Temple’s events page, “The first First Friday of the year always proves to be the most popular, so get there early because the bus will leave once it’s full.” -Michaela Winberg

TEMPLE VS. PENN STATE TAILGATE This Saturday, the Temple Owls will have their first home game at Lincoln Financial Field against Penn State. Beginning at noon at Lot K, the tailgate will feature an Alumni Tent with a buffet, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and two drink tickets for beer or wine for guests 21 and older. Registration for the Alumni tent is $15 in advance, $20 at the door and free for children 12 and under. -Michaela Winberg MARGO REED TTN

LGBTQIA students partnered with the Wellness Resource Center to create a campus resource guide of all things related to LGBTQIA.

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Athletics announces deal with Under Armour game of the tournament. The Temple captain, who also received all-tournament honors in 2013 and 2014, totaled 112 assists throughout the tournament, averaging 12.4 assists per set this past weekend. Asci, a transfer from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, had a team-high 43 kills throughout the tournament. In her first invitational as an Owl, Asci finished was successful on 29.5 percent of her hits. She was also third on the team in digs with 16. -Connor Northrup



Senior Sandra Sydlik and Dara Peric celebrate together during the Owls 3-0 win against Navy last Saturday.


Temple will extend its partnership with Under Armor for the next 10 years, the university announced Monday. The Baltimore-based company will continue to be the official outfitter for the Owls’ 19 varsity sports. The partnership gives Under Armour the rights to provide uniforms, apparel and footwear. “We are very excited to announce this new, enhanced partnership with Under Armour,” Director of Athletics Pat Kraft said in a university-issued statement. “This new partnership will continue to provide our student-athletes with stateof-the-art product, and will help to increase the visibility of our brand on a national level.” The partnership will allow the company to build an Under Armour Concept store on campus that sells Temple apparel later this fall. “We are honored to extend our partnership with Temple University for the next decade and continue to provide their student-athletes with innovative gear to train and compete in,” Under Armour Vice President, Sports Marketing Ryan Kuehl said in a university-issued statement. “Temple has been a

great partner to the Under Armour brand since 2010 and we look forward to enhancing our on-campus presence, supporting the University and the Owls’ successful athletic programs.” -Michael Guise


Senior setter Sandra Sydlik and sophomore outside hitter Irem Asci earned all-tournament honors Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West Temple Invitational hosted at McGonigle Hall. Sydlik started in all three games for the Owls connecting on 61.5 percent of her attacks. The Berlin, Germany native tallied 28 assists in the team’s first match of the tournament against the University of Oregon. Sydlik followed that performance with 39 assists against the Naval Academy, and she finished with 45 of Temple’s 53 assists in its 3-0 defeat of St. John’s University in the team’s final

Redshirt sophomore Alex Cagle was named the American Athletic Conference’s Goalkeeper of the Week. In his first two college starts against Manhattan College and Northeastern University this season, Cagle allowed on goal in 216 minutes of action. The redshirt-sophomore keeper logged 107 minutes in last Friday’s double-overtime shutout win against Manhattan—the first win of his college career— and all 110 minutes in Sunday’s double-overtime draw with Northeastern. In the draw against the Jaspers, Cagle and the defense were able to hold 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year Frantzdy Pierrot in check, surrendering one goal to the sophomore.

-Michael Guise


Ayan Nunez de Carvalho signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Owls this winter. The guard, who was a member of the 2014 Argentina U17 National Team, averaged 10 points in seven games at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships. We are excited to have Ayan join the Temple Basketball family,” coach Fran Dunphy said in a university-issued statement. “He comes from a wonderful family and continues a line of guards from Argentina that Pepe Sanchez and Juan Fernandez.” -Michael Guise

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this could improve the squad’s collective defense in terms of rotating, switching and communicating. “It is refreshing because I see menting that. … But not only with the light bulbs going off, and we see our backs, but also our forwards. Our them trying to implement the things forwards have the first line of de- that we’re doing,” Freeman said. fense, so the way they play really sets “We talk a lot about overlapping, the tempo for everyone interchanging and UP NEXT else behind.” understanding posiOwls at Penn State The Owls said tional balance in our Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. it’s a facet of the formations. They’re game that wasn’t getting it and we’re refined as much under former seeing it, and then they see it and are coach Amanda Janney. actually able to do it, then that creates “I definitely noticed that a lot of space for their teammates to run into, girls came back in with a lot more get the ball and move up the field efgame sense in terms of body posi- ficiently.” tioning and individual defense, even Senior forward/midfielder Erin with our attackers,” senior forward VanHorn, who has been practicing Alyssa Delp said. “A lot of the time with the midfielders, forwards and we would come out guns blazing and backers, said a refined defensive apdidn’t really have much control, but proach will aid the offensive attack. I see girls actively thinking: ‘What “An improved defense will help does my body have to look like? by getting the ball up to the offense Where do I want to force the ball, and stopping counter-transitions,” how am I going to attack?’ I think VanHorn said. “Our defense has been girls are using their knowledge a lot joining our forwards, which has been more instead of just physical power.” helping us a lot. I think continuing Freeman wants players to know that and having the support of our deevery position on the field. She said fense will help us score more goals.”



The Owls converge on the ball during the team’s 4-2 loss to the University of Maryland Friday.

Regardless of Freeman’s efforts, Saturday’s loss to the University of Maryland, the No. 3 ranked team in the Division I National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll, showed the squad still has a long way to go if it wants to compete for a national

championship. Senior forward Tricia Light said the collective team defense needs to improve. “We had some issues with our transition game,” Light said. “Just not getting rid of the ball quick enough, or trying to go one-on-one

against them, instead of working as a unit. ... We can’t worry about ourselves individually, we need to worry about ourselves as a unit.” * T @mattcockayne55


Different seasons present unique challenges for golfers The golf team adjusts to the weather during their year-long season. By GREG FRANK The Temple News Mark Farley was surprised when he didn't have to pump gas. Farley and Evan Thornton were the two freshmen who traveled nearly 8,000 miles up and down the East Coast. Thornton was often the victim of more jokes, but Farley was still surprised he avoided having the freshman duty of filling the team's van's

tank at a pit stop. “I don't know how I got out of that one,” Farley said. The college golf season starts in late September, breaks in early November and resumes in late March with Temple’s two marquee events coming in April and May. Each fall and spring pose unique difficulties to the Owls. In the fall, the key is time management. Once the season starts Sept. 21, the Owls will be on the road almost every weekend into November. “It's all about staying organized before you leave and realizing what you're going to miss and how you get caught up,” senior Liam Fahey said. “You have to think ahead.”

The spring season poses a new challenge. The semester begins in the middle of January. With low temperatures, the team cannot get out and practice the way they can in the summer. Coach Brian Quinn provides the Owls with an indoor hitting facility, his BQ Golf Academy in Conshohocken. “That's a really beneficial thing thing for us to have access to,” Farley said. “We can go there whenever.” Last years, Temple's week-long spring break was the first week of March. The team used this week to shake off the rust that comes with the begin-

ning of the spring season by taking a week in Coral Gables, Florida to play 36 holes a day all week. “That was such a memorable trip,” Farley said. “To not be able to play for two to three months and then having that available to you was pretty awesome. I thought it was a great trip. I can't wait to go back next year.” Senior Brandon Matthews has grown accustomed to the schedule. While most upperclassmen budget their time throughout the year, the fall is still a learning experience for younger players. “It’s a very important lesson I think to a lot of the incoming freshmen very quickly that you manage your time and you learn quickly,”

Matthews said. “We’re student athletes and student comes first.” Farley learned quickly and acknowledged while the beginning of the spring is always a difficult time of year, that shouldn’t change what’s anticipated from the team. “Obviously it’s expected that most guys are going to be a little sluggish out of the gates [in the spring],” Farley said. “If we all lower our expectations, it might be tough to really get things going.” * T @g_frank6



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Redshirt-senior wide receiver Robby Anderson clutches a football during a recent practice. Anderson re-enrolled at the university in July after being dismissed in 2013.

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playing.” The Owls had 27 turnovers in 2014, which tied for 109th worst of the 120 FootRather than focusing on how ball Bowl Subdivision teams. good its opponents might or The team also averaged 54.42 might not be for the upcom- penalty yards per game last ing season, the team tried to season, which ranked 72nd in put itself in the best position the FBS. to win the American Athletic Avoiding costly mistakes Conference and play in a bowl is more important than the game—Temple's two main team's opponent to offensive goals this year. coordinator Marcus SatterThe Owls are preparing field. for their game against the Nit“Even if we’re playing tany Lions the same way. the [Dallas] Cowboys, we “It’s just can’t worry about UP NEXT another the Cowboys,” Owls vs. Penn State game,” seSatterfield said. Sept. 5 at 3:30 p.m. nior defen“All we can do sive lineman is take care of Matt Ioannidis said. "Every ourselves. Our No. 1 goal as game is just another game. ... a team is don’t beat yourself. We always say, ‘What’s next?’ And that’s turnovers, that’s It doesn’t matter who we’re penalties, that’s pre-snap penplaying because it’s not about alties, that’s not taking care of them. It’s about us. your body." “I don’t care who we’re In last season’s contest playing every week,” he add- against Penn State, a 30-13 ed. “I care that I’m doing my loss, the Owls were plagued job. I’m doing my one-elev- by mistakes. A P.J. Walker enth. I care the guy next to me interception returned for a is doing his one-eleventh and touchdown early in the fourth so on for the whole defense. quarter helped seal the Owls' I don’t really care who we’re fate in the game.



Third-year coach Matt Rhule talks to senior linebacker Tyler Matakevich during training camp.

In total, Temple turned the ball over five times in the game and accumulated 10 penalties for 69 yards. Friend said he and his teammates let the stage of the game get the better of them. “We were playing in Beaver Stadium,” Friend said. “We were kind of looking around, all that stuff. … We were just a little bit giddy out

there.” While he maintains focus on the contest, senior wide receiver Brandon Shippen said a win for the Owls against Penn State, who Temple hasn't beaten since 1941, would have a sizable impact for the program. "It definitely would be a good thing for the program, the university, Temple fans

and just everybody surrounding the event," Shippen said. "More fans would want to come watch us play. Everybody can see how the program has risen through the years." * ( 215.204.9537 T @Owen_McCue

season, P.J. looked like he was struggling more than he was just because we didn’t have the full component of our wide receiver position. … We struggled to get open.” In addition to the two wide receivers, the Owls added three freshmen running backs this summer. T.J. Simmons, Jager Gardner and Ryquell Armstead are all in the mix for playing time at the position this season. “Ryquell and Jager, those guys have stood out the most to me,” Walker said. “Even T.J. who’s been banged up all camp, he’s a guy that will go out there and show a lot of great things. But Ryquell and Jager are competitive and they are good football players.” Last season, the Owls’ rushing offense ranked 115th in the FBS and Walker led the team in rushing. This season, Temple will put a priority on improving the run game. “We are going to have to run the football,” Satterfield said. “That is a goal of ours, to me more physical … We’ll put some formations out there that will give us an advantage that we didn’t have last year.” In 2013, the Owls had two runners surpass 500 rushing yards. Last season, the Owls had zero. In 2014 matchup with Penn State, the Nittany Lions stifled the Owls run game, holding the team to 69 rushing yards on 20 attempts. Junior running back Jahad Thomas said the new additions at wide receiver will help the run game this season. “Now, you can’t put seven or eight in the box,” Thomas said. “You have to truly defend those guys on the outside. They have been a great addition to our offense.” * ( 215.204.9537 T @Michael_Guise

Bud Knapp contributed reporting.


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women’s soccer


The catalyst for a change

Oregon did,” Ganesharatnam said. “But one of our goals was to improve our hitting percentage, to be a little more effective and finish placements at the net.” The Owls corrected their offensive woes early Saturday, accumulating a hitting average of 41.2 percent in their first win of the season against the Midshipmen. Later in the day, Temple continued its rebound from Friday night, converting 55.7 percent of its attacks against the Red Storm. “We really kept composure against Navy and St. John’s,” Overton said. “We were patient and didn’t play down to anyone. It comes with focus and mental stability, something that we are really improving on.” Ganesharatnam was

Senior goalkeeper Shauni Kerkhoff came into Temple with the expectation of transforming the Owls’ culture. Kerkhoff backed up her conference Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year honors by contributing major minutes in With one play, Shauni the Owls’ three shutout victoKerkhoff changed the wom- ries in an undefeated start to en’s soccer program. the season. In the waning moments Kerkhoff, now a senior, of a conference road matchup has been Temple’s mainstay against Cincinnati—a two- in net since taking over the hour drive from the goal- starting job midway through keeper’s home in Westerville, her freshman season, in which Ohio—the Owls were in dan- she played 11 games and made ger of relinnine starts. quishing a 2-1 S h e UP NEXT lead. was one of Owls vs. Rider Kerkhoff 15 freshSept. 1 at 4 p.m. made arguman recruits ably the most brought in important save of her career, by then-coach Matt Gwilliam denying Cincinnati's Danielle to alter the culture of Temple’s Rotheram on a breakaway op- program, which posted a comportunity with 20 seconds re- bined record of 11-24-2 from maining. 2010 to 2011. “It was like one of those “They told us when we things you see in the movies,” came in that they recruited our coach Seamus O'Connor said. class to change the program, “This is not real life. It was so, as freshmen, we had to be just an absolutely phenomenal seniors,” Kerkhoff said. “I had save, and I think that result to be a leader even though I kind of made everybody step was the newbie.” back and go, ‘Okay, these girls O’Connor, a three-year are legit,’ and it really changed starter at goalkeeper for Athour fortune with recruiting and lone Institute of Technology it changed a lot about the pro- in Ireland, has been closely gram.” engaged with Kerkhoff’s deThe 5-foot-7-inch goal- velopment since taking over keeper’s late-game heroics as Temple’s coach following led Temple to its second con- the 2012 season. ference win since joining the “The position of goalAmerican Athletic Conference keeper is not a position that in 2013. you’re going to get an ‘A’ in.,”


We were “ patient and


Senior goalkeeper Shauni Kerkhoff clears the ball during the Owls’ 4-0 win against Loyola Aug. 28.

O’Connor said. “So, it was just getting her to accept that we don’t want perfection. We want her to try to be perfect, but if she makes a mistake, it’s okay.” O’Connor said Kerkhoff blossomed to her full potential last season, as the Owls tied a program-high with 11 wins and the goalkeeper grabbed second-team all-conference honors.

Kerkhoff said she’s not a typical goalkeeper, and that such a designation might not even exist. “You have to have some little screw loose in your brain that makes you want to jump in front of balls and get hit,” Kerkhoff said. “Every goalkeeper is weird in their own way.” One thing about Kerkhoff that hasn’t changed over the

course of her career is her vocal leadership during games. If she’s in the net, she’s talking. “For me, I like that,” senior defender Kaylee Harner said. “But, if anything, she’s learned who she should and who she shouldn’t give too much.” * T @tom_reifsnyder

Men’s soccer

International recruits adjust to lifestyle away from home Carlos Moros Gracia joins a 14-member recruiting class hailing from four different countries. By DANIEL NEWHART The Temple News Carlos Moros Gracia could not help but laugh. After a light afternoon training session at Ambler Sports Complex, freshman midfielder Hermann Doerner was having trouble remembering his new American cell phone number. It was a humorous moment between teammates, which shed light on the adjustment process for some of Temple’s newcomers heading into this season. “At the beginning it was very hard to adjust because I did not know the language very well, but now I like it here,” Doerner said. “I’ve been here for three weeks and it gets better everyday. Also, with all the other international students [at Temple] I know I am not alone.” The Owls introduced 14 new recruits this season, including five transfers, whose hometowns span across the U.S., Spain, Germany and Canada. For Temple’s international recruits, joining a new team was only half the battle. Continued from page 22

ORLANDO “The therapies are definitely helping,” Orlando said. “I’m doing different highs and balance ones. Different oxygen ones trying to ease the load on my head. It helps. It’s just some people heal in two days and some heal in two years.” The delayed healing means Orlando is unlikely to play this season, so he was medically redshirted by coach Roman Bussetti. “I’m handling him as a concussion victim,” Bussetti said. “It’s up to him and his doctor to be cleared, but he wants to be part of the team, so I offered him a redshirt position till he’s medically cleared. I don’t want him to push it.

“The first two weeks I didn't know the language Hoping to boost the Owls offensively this seavery well, and I still don't know it so well now, but I son is another international transfer, junior midfielder am improving,” Gracia said. “In Europe, I was used Justin Stoddart. to having my family and my friends close, but here Stoddart, an Ontario native spent the last two it is different.” seasons at Lewis and Clark Community College in Gracia, a Spanish junior defender who trans- Godfrey, Illinois to improve his academics before ferred from Valencia University, contemplated re- making the jump to Division I. He started all 20 turning home to Sagunto, Spain after a few days in games as a freshman in 2013, scoring nine goals and the United States. The rest of the team persuaded him tallying four assists. He recorded seven goals and two to stay. assists last season. “Here, my teammates are my Stoddart has game experience, UP NEXT family,” Gracia said. “I’m always but like Gracia and Doerner knows Owls vs. Penn State with them ... We are very close. We there will be a slight learning curve Sept. 4 at 4:30 p.m. always do things together and go out jumping to Division I. to the city. People I didn’t know the “The big difference is the speed first few days are starting to become friends.” of play,” Stoddart said. “Everything here is quick and “In the end, it was an easy decision to come serious. It’s not a big, huge jump or big adjustment here because the whole thing was good—soccer and but it’s something that I’m doing.” academics,” Doerner added. “My teammates are supWith his success at Lewis and Clark, Stoddart porting me everyday, and the coaches look after me feels confident he can help the Owls' offense improve a lot.” on its 13 goals scored last season. Doerner, from Bad Nauheim, Germany, said one “I’d say I’m a playmaker,” Stoddart said. “I can difference between European and U.S. soccer is the be a goal scorer. If I put it upon myself I can be a goal use of defensive strategy and tactics. scorer. If I had to put a number on it I’d say [I'll score] “[American soccer] is more athletic,” Doerner around eight to 10 goals this year.” said. “The teams run a lot. In Europe, the tactical aspect is a little better and higher. In Europe, we have more tactical defending and that is because we watch * a lot of videos to learn how to be smart on the field.” T @danny_newhart

I’m handling him as a concussion victim. ... I don’t “want him to push it. He’s got his whole life ahead of him.” Roman Bussetti | coach

He’s got his whole life ahead of him, not just this season of Temple hockey.” Orlando raced around the ice last week at the Flyers Skate Zone during the Owls’ tryouts, wearing a yellow pinny to signal to teammates he's not to be checked. “He has great skill and that shows out

there, and he is a great kid on and off the ice,” defenseman Jason Lombardi said. “He’s always a great teammate. I just wish he could get healthy and help the team out because we could definitely use him.” Fellow transfer and sophomore forward Matt Maratea from Burlington County College

didn’t play down to anyone. It comes with focus.

Kirstin Overton| middle blocker


Owls at Seton Hall Invitational Sept. 4-5

unhappy with Rapacz's performance Friday. He said he was pleased with her improved play during Saturday's contest. “I thought Izzy took some pressure off [sophomore outside hitter] Irem [Asci] on offense for us, so I think overall they were very solid,” Ganesharatnam said. “For a young player like Izzy, it is very typical to make a lot of mistakes. They have ups and downs.” Rapacz collected 23 kills in Saturday's two wins, compared to four kills in the loss to the Ducks. “I feel like I just helped all around rather than just hitting, so with the blocking, the digs and a couple of assists,” Rapacz said. “I just wanted put the plays to an end, so that is what worked today.” The Owls finished second behind the Ducks at the invitational. “On paper it is a defeat, but we are not focused on just wins or defeats,” Ganesharatnam said. “What we are really focusing on are being the best team we can possibly be.” * connor.northrup@temple. edu T @connor4nj

also suffered a concussion at Penn State’s Harrisburg branch campus’ ice rink in 2011 and understands his teammate’s struggle. “There’s really no timetable for your recovery,” said Maratea, who didn't start feeling better until the summer of 2013. “You just have to wait until everything goes away and then you have to test it and move around a little bit, and if the headaches start coming back then you have to wait a little longer.” * T @StevenGodwinJr


Senior goalkeeper Shauni Kerkhoff’s performance last year altered the culture of the women’s soccer team. PAGE 21



The men’s basketball team pens a recruit, the athletic department signs a new deal with Under Armour, other news and notes. PAGE 19

The men’s soccer team welcomes several international players to its roster for the new season. PAGE 21





Playing against themselves

After a season full of mistakes, the Owls have decided not to worry about their opponent and focus on themselves this year. By OWEN MCCUE Assistant Sports Editor


yle Friend remembers his first college football game quite well. “I was out there, kind of looked like a deer in the headlights,” the senior offensive lineman said of the 4110 victory against Villanova in the 2012 Mayor’s Cup. “That kind of just happens.” Friend expects a similar fate for his freshmen teammates when the Owls open their season against Penn State Saturday. “Every freshman, all those young guys, they’re going to have that moment when they kind of zone out,” Friend said. “It’s just going to happen, but they've got to be mature enough to snap back in and focus on doing their job.” During training camp this summer, the Owls zoned in on themselves . The coaching staff put an emphasis on personal improvement and execution.



The football team runs off Chodoff Field after a recent practice. The team opens up its season against Penn State Sept. 5 at Lincoln Financial Field.


ice hockey

A long road to recovery Kenny Orlando is still recovering from a concussion sustained nearly a year ago. By STEPHEN GODWIN The Temple News


Coach Bakeer Ganesharatnam instructs the volleyball team during the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West Temple Invitational over the weekend.

Kenny Orlando skated to the bench to clear his head during a morning practice last Thanksgiving. The 22-year-old forward for the State University of New York at Canton had just collided heads with a teammate as they were going to the net and something didn't feel right. Orlando practiced through discomfort for another week, but sat out the final 17 games of season with a concussion.

“I was just like, 'there’s something wrong with me, I can’t do it,’” said Orlando, who played with the Kangaroos at the NCAA's Division III level. “I couldn’t push myself anymore. I was just brain fogged.” The symptoms didn't lessen for Orlando, which motivated him to depart from SUNY Canton, where his life revolved around the hockey program. “We skated every day and besides the time in the classroom, everything else was dedicated to hockey,” he said. “We had work outs every day, practice every day. It was legit. You were there for hockey.” A search for a new school led Orlando to Philadelphia—closer to his family and specialists for his prolonged concussion. Drexel and


Overton, Owls recover from early field hockey Owls alter defensive approach loss in tournament opener After loss to No. 13 Oregon on Friday, Temple rebounded with wins over Navy and St. John’s.


Junior middle blocker Kirsten Overton was frustrated with her team's attitude as she exited the court after the Owls' 3-0 loss at the hands of the nationally ranked University of Oregon Friday night. With two games waiting for the team on Saturday to conclude the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West Temple Invitational, Overton knew the Owls would need to put the loss behind them. “Before we played Navy the team feeling was kind of somber,” Overton said. “The captains and I really had to get everyone together and say ‘Oregon is over, we have two more games.’”

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In Saturday's tournament games with the Naval Academy and St. John's University, the Owls responded to Overton's message. Temple did not drop a set, winning both contests by a score of 3-0. Bouncing back from adversity is part of the team's philosophy early this season. “I think whenever we have a team meeting with or without coach [Bakeer Ganesharatnam], we talk about being in the moment, not dwelling on the past or thinking about the future,” sophomore outside hitter/right side hitter Izzy Rapacz said. “I think that is what we kind of did, just kind of shaking it off, not feeling pressure and using what we did well and putting it into the Navy and St. John’s game.” Despite the strong rebound, the loss to the Ducks was not how Temple wanted to start its season. The offense struggled in its first action of the season connecting on 35 of its 113 attacks. “Obviously our lower hitting percentage went hand-in-hand with great blocking work


New coach Marybeth Freeman revamped the field hockey team’s defensive scheme to fit her gameplan. By MATT COCKAYNE The Temple News Coach Marybeth Freeman continues to raise the bar for her players. Despite the team’s Top 25 rank among Division I teams in several defensive stats last season—including 4 shutouts—the first-year coach has promoted a fresh approach to the defensive side of the ball since being hired in March. She has honed in on each player’s on-ball defense, especially the offensive players, teaching fundamental defense in practice and making it a priority of improve-



Senior Taylor Shronk (right) and senior Rachel Steinman (left) defend for the Owls against the University of Maryland Friday.

ment. “We have been pretty adamant about making [individual defense] a fundamental skill that we need to

improve on,” Freeman said. “[The players] have done a good job of listening to the staff’s feedback in imple-


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Volume 94 Issue 2  

Issue for Tuesday Sept. 1 2015

Volume 94 Issue 2  

Issue for Tuesday Sept. 1 2015


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