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Shooting may not be suicide Philadelphia Police’s Homicide Unit is looking into the death of a student. By STEVE BOHNEL News Editor


The Owls defeated instate rival Penn State for the first time since 1941.


By MICHAEL GUISE Sports Editor

s coach Matt Rhule sat in a State College church, thoughts of the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team swirled through his head. Following last year’s 30-13 loss to Penn State, Rhule visited the church to reflect on the team’s fifth loss of the season.

Thinking of how to correct his team’s mistakes, team USA’s 4-3 gold medal victory against the Soviet Union after losing 10-3 to the same team weeks before in an exhibition game gave Rhule the inspiration he needed. “[The U.S. hockey team] figured out what they did wrong and they came back,” Rhule said. “If we want to win, we have to eliminate things.” Rhule used the game as an example for the Owls home opener against Penn State Saturday, a game the team won 27-10. It was the first time the Owls defeated Penn State since Oct. 18, 1941. “The reason we won is because they focused on themselves, not Penn


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(TOP): Temple fans celebrate during the Owls 27-10 victory. (BOTTOM): Freshman defensive lineman Jacob Martin jumps on a pump fake.


Undoing the knots: a city centerpiece Philly muralist Meg Saligman collaborated with Temple alumni in lieu of the upcoming papal visit this month. By ANGELA GERVASI The Temple News



Earl Sweatshirt performed at the TLA after appearing at the Made in America Festival Sept. 5.


Hospital signs historic contract Temple University Hospital agreed to a deal with General Electric that will save the department $39 million. PAGE 2


Last Monday, a 21-year-old female Temple student was found dead in her apartment on Park Avenue near York Street. Now, police are looking into the case as a possible homicide. A Philadelphia Police spokeswoman, Officer Leeloni Palmiero—who said the incident was originally being investigated as a suicide—told The Temple News Friday that the department’s Homicide Unit viewed the shooting as “suspicious” and the investigation is still ongoing. The investigation has not yet been completed, and may take a few weeks, Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said. “Homicide is reaching out still and doing interviews, and circling back through information,” Leone said. “They’re reviewing all their

One wish, inscribed on a soft strip of gray cloth, came from a first grader who wanted good friends in school. Another swatch of fabric contained a prayer from a mother who had lost two sons to a drug overdose on the same night. “There were so many that shocked and moved,” said artist Meg Saligman, who plans to compile about 30,000 prayers—from heartwarming to heartbreaking—as part of an art installation for Pope Francis’ visit later this month. Saligman draws inspiration not only from the

Both participated in Saturday’s seasonopening victory against Penn State. By JACK TOMCZUK Assistant News Editor

Pope’s favorite painting, but also the city around her. The project was started by Sister Mary Scullion, activist and co-founder of Project HOME, an organization that aims to help the homeless population in Philadelphia. Once finished, the

Temple football players Dion Dawkins and Haason Reddick may avoid the courtroom if the District Attorney’s Office accepts their request for entrance into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. Dawkins, a junior offensive lineman, and Reddick, a redshirtjunior defensive lineman, are facing charges of aggravated assault, conspiracy, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person after an incident on Jan. 18 at Club 1800 in Northern Liberties. Prosecutors claim Dawkins and Reddick attacked Benjamin Wood, a fellow Temple student. Wood suffered a broken orbital bone and a concussion. Wood testified at the preliminary hearing in April that he attempted to break up a fight between Reddick and his friend, Delonte Stancil. Wood said he was thrown to the ground and kicked in the eye.



I love everything [Pope “Francis] stands for, and I feel like his message is so in line with what Project HOME is doing in Philadelphia.

Meg Saligman | Exhibit artist and muralist



Cyber analysts put to the test

Fashion finds its roots in Philadelphia

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Health system agrees to 7-year contract with GE The deal is the first of its kind and will help Temple become more efficient. By MARYVIC PEREZ The Temple News


During an average weekend, Temple University Hospital admits 500 patients.

Hospital prepares for papal visit Officials said they are not concerned about the expected increase in patients. By LILA GORDON The Temple News On an average weekend, Temple University Hospital is busy: the facility typically sees 500 patients pass through its doors. But in a couple of weeks, the hospital is preparing for what should be an even heavier workload. During the Pope’s visit, five downtown hospitals—Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital and Jefferson University Hospital—will have restricted access. TUH is outside of this restricted papal zone, and will likely treat many patients who might otherwise enter those five locations. TUH’s Chief Medical Officer Herb Cushing has experience dealing with sudden patient

Closed roads will be a “ challenge, but ambulances will have special passes in order to pass safely through.

Chuck Herbert | Senior mission support coordinator

volume increases. After working at Indiana University Hospital during the Indy 500, he said these types of weekends sometimes result in “dehydration, and heart attacks and strokes for the elderly.” However, Cushing said he is not concerned about the potentially overwhelming number of patients at the hospital. He believes the number of Philadelphians fleeing the town will balance with the number of people who will be visiting to see the Pope. The labor and delivery room is a concern for many, as this is a division that will be facing overflow from the other hospitals. The Hospital is used to handling new patients: on a daily basis, about 30 percent of its women are first-time

patients, and often have never received prenatal care. Chuck Herbert, senior mission support coordinator at the Temple Transport Team, believes the organ transplant system—another primary concern—will remain effective. The process of organ transplant is complicated but will most likely be unaffected by traffic, he said. If an organ in the region becomes available, it will be flown by helicopter to the hospital and given to the next recipient on the list, Herbert said. Unfortunately, if this recipient is unable to reach the hospital, it will be donated to the next eligible recipient. The first intended recipient will remain at the top of the list in the future, Herbert added. A potential problem also lies with the emergency room, which sees about 230 patients in an average day. Luckily, Philadelphia medical care has spent months planning for the papal visit. They will be setting up booths downtown for minor injuries, and Cushing hopes this will steady the flow of emergency room patients. In addition to this precaution, the hospital has extra physicians in place for the weekend, Cushing said. He added that he is not worried about patient influx but is concerned about traffic in the region. It will be difficult for Philadelphians to get around that weekend, and for hospital staff, this could be a problem. In order to prevent any issues, Cushing said he is overbooking staff so people can take breaks on the chance that they are unable to leave the hospital. Temple University Hospital will not be depending on interns and residents and will have the same number of medical students working as usual. Herbert said ambulances will be able to navigate the area effectively during the papal visit. “Closed roads will be a challenge, but ambulances will have special passes in order to pass safely through,” Hebert said. He added the Temple Transport Team will have “increased staffing and more trucks in the event of a, God forbid, catastrophe.” Ultimately, Cushing said he doesn’t anticipate any unexpected problems once the weekend arrives. “My crystal ball says no surge,” Cushing said of the number of patients the hospital expects.

Temple University Health System signed a seven-year contract with General Electric that will save the health care department a guaranteed $39 million. “It’s the first time

ment used on Temple’s campuses—like MRI machines and CAT scanners—will be replaced by GE’s products. “Both organizations started collaborating on what the real problem was,” said John McCarthy, a general manager at GE Healthcare. “The real problem was, ‘How do we invest in new technology that will provide patients better care but at the same time lower our cost?’” With advanced equipment, Temple Health expects exam results with better resolution, and at a faster pace, Belden said.

“The idea would be to work with a company that would share some of the financial risks and help us develop more cost-effective and efficient processes. … It’s a shared-risk model,” said TUHS’ Chief Operating Officer Verdi DiSesa, who is also a vice dean in Temple’s School of Medicine. The process began last year as Temple reached out to different medical companies. “We recognized the need to upgrade our imaging equipment across the system,” Kaiser said. “We put

When the system becomes more efficient, it “ means you’ll be able to change the question from

‘When is the machine more available?’ to ‘When is it convenient for the patient to come?’ Clifford Belden | Radiology chair, School of Medicine

that a company like GE has partnered with an academic center in this sort of relationship,” said Larry Kaiser, dean of Temple’s School of Medicine and CEO of TUHS. “I think the uniqueness of that was what brought [Jeffrey] Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE, to Temple the other day when we signed this really historic agreement.” Clifford Belden, professor and chair of radiology at Temple’s School of Medicine and radiologist-inchief for Temple University Health System said it was a matter of figuring out how to “service needs” at Temple. Through the collaboration, most medical equip-

“When the system becomes more efficient, it means you’ll be able to change the question from, ‘When is the machine available?’ to ‘When is it convenient for the patient to come?’” he said. The older MRI machines required the patient to lay for what can be an hour inside a constrained “tube,” which can be an exasperating process for some. The new equipment cuts the required time to 30 minutes. GE is also sending trained technicians and engineers to service Temple’s equipment and help with the transition. Data will also be feasible to send and viewed at other hospitals.

out a request for proposals to several vendors who are the major players in the industry … but ultimately settling on GE, and they seemed to be most interested in the type of collaborative relationship that we were looking for.” Through meetings and planning with Temple Health staff and GE’s team of technicians, both teams still meet and plan combinations for the economic success and betterment of their patients. “It’s really the first step in seven years of hard work and over the seven years of several [million] in saving,” Belden said. * maryvic.perez@temple.edu


* lila.gordon@temple.edu

Temple University Health System’s contract with GE is expected to save the department $39 million during the course of the next seven years.


Officials: For now, university to hold classes Sept. 28 There’s a chance campuses will be closed following the papal visit. By STEVE BOHNEL News Editor In an email memo from President Theobald last month, students were informed that Temple’s U.S. campuses would be closed Friday, Sept. 25 because of the papal visit. Now, the university is considering closing Main Campus the following Monday due to transportation restrictions. The Benjamin Franklin Bridge closes to vehicles at 10 p.m. Sept. 25 and

is scheduled to reopen at noon Sept. 28. SEPTA will resume normal operations Sept. 28 after limiting its regional rail and subway services for the weekend. Temple’s regional rail station is scheduled to be closed for the weekend. Bill Bergman, special assistant to the president, said although Temple is looking into how it will operate that weekend, no plans have been set to shut down Monday. “We will take into consideration what the city looks like,” Bergman said. “We know some businesses are closing that morning, but we are still in the process of deciding.” Two university officials confirmed via email that the

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university plans to operate normally Monday. “Operations as normal on Monday at this time,” director of emergency management Sarah Powell said. “We are monitoring the situation.” In an interview last month, Jim Creedon, senior vice president for construction, facilities and operations, discussed how the university is preparing for the papal visit. Main Campus was closed mostly because of transportation issues that would result, he said. Ambler Campus will be closed because of transportation issues between there and Main Campus, and Harrisburg’s campus didn’t have any classes scheduled. Universities around the

city have been collaborating in preparation for the visit, Creedon said. “We’re seeing what they’re doing, and bouncing ideas off each other to see what will work best,” he said. Drexel has cancelled classes Friday, Sept. 25 and Monday, Sept. 28, and will only be “operating with Essential Papal Visit Personnel,” according to the university’s Provost website. The University of Pennsylvania has cancelled classes Friday, along with the Community College of Philadelphia. St. Joseph’s University has cancelled evening classes that Friday, and La Salle University will still have classes as scheduled Friday and Mon-



Creedon said “it’s way too early” to determine specific security measures that will be taken around Temple’s campus, and that those decisions will come closer to the event. He added it’s tough to determine what areas could be issues around campus, but said a likely crowded spot will be the Cecil B. Moore station—one of the few stops on the Broad Street Line that will accept southbound passengers during the weekend. In an interview last month, President Theobald told The Temple News he will come to Main Campus Thursday night and spend the weekend at an “undisclosed location” because transportation between

Center City and Temple will likely be difficult. Creedon said a barbecue with Theobald will be held on campus at 4 p.m. Saturday for students and faculty, and the university is still in the process of scheduling other events for students during the weekend. As of now, students will still have to return to classes Monday, Bergman said. “All options are being considered revolving around the city given that weekend,” he said. “So we are looking into it and will decide in the next couple of weeks.” * steve.bohnel@temple.edu T @Steve_Bohnel




Special Olympics could be new club The organization’s co-founders have deep ties to those with special needs. By JASON CROFT The Temple News Before she started working with the organization, Gabrielle Salomon didn’t know that Special Olympics were offered at the collegiate level. “I actually did not hear about Special Olympics College until my time working with them,” said Salomon, a senior sport and recreation major and co-founder of the club. “It’s just something I didn’t realize until now and knew that Temple’s campus was definitely a scene where this was feasible.” Temple will become the fourth school in the “City Six” to offer sports for physically and mentally handicapped students. Salomon, along with junior early childhood education major Alison Georgescu, are looking to add Special Olympics as a university-sponsored club, helping Temple join the likes of Villanova and Drexel with the brand name “Special Olympics.” St. Joseph’s currently offers a similar service but is unaffiliated with Special Olympics, said Kirstin Cuprzinski, the manager and su-

pervisor of special events and marketing at Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Salomon said she thought of bringing the Special Olympics to Temple University during her summer internship with Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Through social media, Salomon was able to find Georgescu to join in the project. “I found out that [Salomon] was doing this so I messaged her just to help out and be a part of it,” said Gerogescu, the club’s president and cofounder. “I feel really strongly about this. I work with special education so bringing this here would be really important to me and it means a lot to me. It means a lot to me because I want to work in the classroom with people with disabilities.” Salomon said her brother inspired her to help start the club. “My brother has autism himself so the Special Olympics is near and dear to my family’s heart,” she said. “Being able to work with [Special Olympics] this summer in a professional aspect, it has given me a new leeway in the industry [of sports], so it’s given me a lot of opportunities.” The project Salomon and Georgescu are working on started in July, and they said they are working closely with student affairs to see how feasible it is at Temple.

The two women held their first Temple Special Olympics Meeting Thursday, Sept. 3, and are looking to gain more and more people with every meeting. The positions currently available on the new Temple Special Olympics’ executive board are vice president and treasurer. There are still committee spots and “anything you can really think of,” Salomon said. “I want it to be well known on campus and for everyone to know that you can get involved with it, it’s just such a great opportunity,” Georgescu said. The Special Olympics have been around since 1968, when Solider Field hosted the first Special Olympic Games, according to the organization’s website.

The Special Olympic Mission Statement reads, “The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympictype sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.” In order for Temple to be considered Special Olympics eligible, Cuprzinski said three “buckets” must be fulfilled: youth leadership, sports/ competition and involvement from the campus. Cuprzinski added that depending on how


Gabrielle Salomon, (left), and Alison Georgescu held their first meeting for a Special Olympics College Program Thursday, Sept. 3.

the students want to start their Special Olympic campus organization, it could be fast and easy or slow and tedious. “The more motivated the students are, the faster it goes,” she said. The next Temple Univer-

sity Special Olympic meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 17 on the fourth floor of the Student Center. * j.c.croft@temple.edu T @CroftJasonC

Students cited less for drinking at start of semester Temple Police said alcohol-related arrests have reached a three-year low. By JULIE CHRISTIE The Temple News

Despite increased student activity toward the start of this fall semester, arrests in the number of alcohol-related incidents have decreased in the past two years, according to data from Temple Police. Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said people are taken into custody when they don’t cooperate with police. “[Arrests] usually happen when people make it more difficult,” Leone said. “When they yell or start to resist is when they get cited.” However, this past month has shown a 75 percent decrease in alcohol-related arrests since this time in 2013, while the number of incidents has remained level. “A large part of the citations happen in residence halls,” Leone said. “The students are too intoxicated when they come back, so security will call us.” Alicia Dowling, a seContinued from page 1


plainant was trying to help someone … [the fight] caused permanent damage, he’s got double vision. … Two people were stomping on Mr. Wood, and they’re sitting here in this courtroom today.” Attorney James Funt, who represented Dawkins, said at the hearing that his client was a “peacemaker” that night. Judge Eubanks dismissed most of the charges against the

curity officer in the Johnson and Hardwick residence halls, said she has not yet had to call Temple Police for a student. “I’ve smelled it,” Dowling said. “But nobody has been drunk enough for me to call.” When at the security desk, Dowling and other security officers look for slurred speech, stumbling and an inability to walk or hold composure when deciding to call Temple Police. “We have to call when a student is like, lying on the floor and not with life,” said Tyler DeVice, a sophomore communication studies major and resident assistant at Johnson and Hardwick. “If they’re okay enough to get to their room, I don’t see any need to interfere.” The past couple of weekends have resulted in increased bag checks from residence hall security because of increased incidents in various residence halls. “I do them daily,” said Dowling, who works all five weekdays. “They’re random, and I’ve had people walk away. But I’ve heard it gets crazy over weekends.” Dowling explained intoxicated students are not allowed to go to their rooms and are instead asked to “sit down until Temple Police show up.”

Students can call Temple Police on their own and request medical amnesty to avoid university discipline. Leone said students who receive medical amnesty are usually referred to the Student Code of Conduct to simply follow procedure. “After they get out of the hospital we send them to Student Affairs, and then we track it to keep tabs on them,” Leone said, adding there is a very low rate of students returning for the same infraction.

The past three years have shown a 33 percent increase in alcohol-related medical transports, with a total of 15 for the month of August. Along with residence halls, Temple Police often find people on the street who are intoxicated enough to be considered unsafe. About 40 percent of the people stopped and cited for alcohol-related incidents are not Temple students, Leone said. “They’re friends of students that are here to visit and

two in April, but the charges were refiled by the District Attorney’s office in June. Dawkins and Reddick are still active members of the football team and played in Saturday’s season opener against Penn State. Now, the cases against Dawkins and Reddick are being continued for ARD consideration. The ARD program is for first-time offenders, and it allows them to avoid a trial and expunge their records after a probationary period and some-

times community service. It is a “diversionary program,” Cameron Kline, a spokesman for the Philadelphia County District Attorney’s Office said. Those who are accepted to the ARD program do not have to admit guilt to the charges against them; however, they are not cleared of guilt either. Attorney Max Kramer, who is representing Reddick, said the admission of his client into the ARD program, which typically is reserved for DUI cases, is “kind of a long shot.” Kramer, who added he’s

not sure whether he will continue to represent Reddick, explained the ARD program is “the best path anybody can take,” and for most a safer option than arguing the case in court. “There’s always a risk,” he said. “And once you’re convicted, you have a record for life.”


party,” he said. Leone added Temple Police respond to incidents when students compromise the safety of everyone in the building. “It’s scary when we see people partying on rooftops,” Leone said. “The structures actually start to pull away from the building. That’s when we go in and break up parties— when it starts to be unsafe.” Leone said the goal of Temple Police is not to punish, but to make sure that students remain safe.

“Our primary goal is safety,” said Leone. “Unfortunately we sometimes end up on the enforcement end of a situation.” Editor’s Note: Tyler DeVice was a sportswriter for The Temple News last year. He did not contribute to any part of the editing process for this article. * julie.christie@temple.edu T @ChristieJules

* jack.tomczuk@temple.edu T @JackTomczuk COURTESY PHILADELPHIA POLICE

Dion Dawkins (left) and Haason Reddick were arrested March 16.




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Keeps fans off campus Saturday’s win against 50,000 would greatly diminPenn State is a moment many ish Temple’s ability to lure students will remember for big-name programs anywhere the rest of their lives. Nearly near North Broad Street. 70,000 footSince 2008, ball fans the smallAn on-campus stadium flocked to est stadium L i n c o l n could knock down some of Penn State Financial a Temple’s recently earned played Field and non-conferathletic status. transformed ence game South Philain was Syradelphia into cuse Univera college-football town. sity’s Carrier Dome, which The atmosphere was seats just less than 50,000. electric, the stadium was cov- The next smallest stadium ered in Cherry and White, and was The University of Virthe football team made histo- ginia’s Scott Stadium, which ry by beating its rival for the seats 61,500. first time in 74 years. In an interview with The The game brought so Temple News last month, much pride to the university Theobald said The Linc’s cathat President Theobald sent pacity exceeds what the team an email to the student body requires, especially with the thanking them for “inspiring” Philadelphia Eagles, the ownschool spirit. er of the stadium, steadily inIt was a great day to be creasing the rent for the Owls

It was a great day to be an “ Owl a day that wouldn’t have —

been possible with an on-campus football stadium. an Owl—a day that wouldn’t have been possible with an on-campus football stadium. Lincoln Financial Field has an official capacity of 69,176, making it the biggest stadium in the American Athletic Conference, and outsizing many stadiums designated for schools in Power 5 conferences—the five conferences with the higest total revenue. This capacity allows Temple to host big-time football programs like Penn State and Notre Dame, which is necessary to building a program’s culture. It is unlikely that Temple administration could oversee the construction of a football stadium seating anywhere near the capacity of The Linc. Its capacity would more likely resemble the similar urban stadium in New Orleans recently built by Tulane, which seats 30,000. A stadium seating anything less than roughly

to take up shop. “We don’t really need 80,000 seats,” Theobald said. “Given the cost that they would like us to pay, we need to look at other options. We’re looking possibly on campus, possibly sharing with Penn. We’re going to need to answer that question.” Penn’s Franklin Field seats 52,593, which could suffice for big-name programs, but would still be in the basement for high-caliber programs. Even if Temple’s administration decided on this plan, trading out rental stadiums for a smaller, lower quality stadium at a rival school creates its own set of problems. We acknowledge what the university is trying to do, but don’t want to relinquish the powerful image of a soldout professional football stadium propelling our football program into national relevance.


In the story “A Guide To Sharing Space” that ran on Sept. 1, the photo caption on page 11 misidentifies Maura Kirk as Rebecca MoDavis. In the story “Temple assistant professors win Philly Geek Award,” that ran on Sept. 1, Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister were described to be in their first year of teaching English at Temple. They have actually been teaching at Temple since 2007. 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@temple-news.com or 215.204.6737.

Take responsibility, neighbors Trash is a reflection on the community it clutters.

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rash is getting under my skin. I trip over it walking out of my apartment to the street. Bottles and cans glitter in the morning

School is back in session, alright, evident by the stained mattresses and couches positioned like a maze, daring those trying to navigate the sidewalks. Monday morning solo cups and cigarette butts feel a lot less like a reminder of some party we will reminisce over years from now and more like a blatant act of litter. PAIGE GROSS Last Thursday, the university received an email from Dean of Students Stephanie Ives, on expectations and behavior at the start of another semester. Right up there along with preventing sexual violence and drug and alcohol

with a long-time resident who informed him that he wasn’t disposing of his trash correctly and how that could cause problems for the neighborhood. The Initiative’s site, under the Office of Student Affairs, offers information like history of the surrounding neighborhoods, community events—and, under the “being a good neighbor” tab—advisories on proper trash disposal, noise regulations and how to responsibly handle guests and parties. It could be that many students do consider these dwellings their “temporary

mented any new trash programs at the university, during their time in office. After multiple requests, FutureTU was not made available for comment. Outside of the annual Philadelphia Streets-Department-sponsored Spring Cleanup day, Temple hosts some neighborhood cleanups events with students and residents. The Office of Student Affairs is currently revamping its site to add events like trash-cleanup days to the university calendar and to advertise the events. It shouldn’t just be left to block captains and students looking for volun-

students do consider these dwellings “theirMany ‘temporary homes,’ but the effect on the community could be a permament one.” homes,” but the effect on the community could be a permanent one. Seiss said depending on the time of year, the community can expect more or less littering, and while a neighborhood’s

teer hours. If many important university figures continue to stress trash as an issue of conflict in our neighborhoods, then why is there so, so much of it on the streets and


abuse was a reminder to be a good neighbor, referencing the university’s “Good Neighbor Initiative.” Finally, I thought, someone is prioritizing trash. But, unfortunately, it’s not the right someone—students. “We realized there was a culture change happening,” Andrea Seiss, senior associate dean of students, said. “Students were moving off campus and into their temporary homes and they weren’t prepared for what that entailed.” The “Good Neighbor Initiative” was formed a few years ago to better acquaint students with their surrounding community, its members and the responsibilities that come along with living outside of a dorm. Seiss said the idea to form the Initiative came from a student’s interaction

trash isn’t solely the student population’s fault, there is certainly an uptick during the academic year. During the summer, Seiss added, when students are moving in and out of their homes, the trash left behind from the moves can be overwhelming—certain larger pieces or other items that don’t fit the city’s trash code might be left behind to live on the sidewalk. Trash removal was of high priority for both Future TU and RepresenTU during May’s election for the 2015 leadership teams. RepresenTU’s online platform even included advocating for an extra trash day. Both teams recognized this problem as part of a larger one—community relations between Temple and the neighborhoods surrounding it. So far, FutureTU has not imple-

sidewalks? While the information is out there on the Good Neighbor Initiative site, the university could be doing a better job of stressing the importance of what it means to be a good neighbor, especially when so much of the student population now resides in neighborhoods older than the university itself. Just as important, though, students that choose to live off campus must also make the choice to take on all of the responsibilities that come with doing so. Trash is more than just an annoying, scattered eyesore. It’s a sign that we don’t have respect for the streets we walk on and the community we learn in. * paige.gross1@temple.edu T @By_paigegross

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Gender discrimination followed a student from Kuwait to America. In 1985 Kuwait introduced a political opportunity to its people—both men and women were allowed to vote. The right for women to vote was later removed. In May 2005 that right was reinstated for women and I still remember sitting in the back of the car after my mother picked me up and hearing about it on the Marina FM radio station when I was 10 years old. Ten years later I have not seen or heard of any encouragement for women to run for parliament, in fact many teachers have talked about why it’s a bad thing, in an attempt to discourage me and my classmates from voting and/or considering running for parliament in the future. Is it not enough that women are persecuted for wanting their basic human birthrights. To this day a woman can not have an O-BGYN visit without a male approval, or renew their passport without a male family member, putting their lives and health at risk. Women are afraid to leave the house at night due to the enforced ideology that a woman who goes out with her friends, sisters or mother af-

ter dark is not to be respected. Many women and men shy away from asking for help from the opposite gender at school or work in order not to be looked at negatively by other people. Luckily men and women in Kuwait are some of the few that have the freedom to have a wide set of an emotional range, men can be sensitive and women can be tough; sadly at another university that I attended prior to Temple, a male Kuwaiti colleague of mine told me that I work too hard for a woman, that I should try to work less hard so the men can catch up and everything would be back in its place. Once a guy from Temple told me to dress like a woman when I ran into him as I was walking to class at 8 a.m. I am frustrated that he doesn’t realize that I won’t waste sleep so that he would have something to look at. I am disappointed. Even at Temple, men act as if they have some power over what you do, say, or even who you befriend, all in the name of tradition, without realizing that neither here nor back home do they have any such authority. After all of these years of both women and men fighting for equality in this country these ideologies are still being reinforced by society. I have met many men from Kuwait who will endorse women’s

rights, in fact, they are the majority—but when a small group of people has a louder voice than the big group, it is that voice that will be heard. We must do something, the idea that women must be lesser than men, this discouragement that has been presented time and time again is unacceptable. I write this as a basis for discussion. I invite every Kuwaiti man and woman to express their thoughts on this. If we do not open doors for a conversation on equality then no progress will happen, and we will be left way behind in terms of progress and equality. Ayah Alkhars is a freshman journalism student. She can be reached at tug24595@temple.edu.

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commentary | politics


Immigration: not most pressing issue Candidates favor spotlighting immigration, though most Americans put economy first.

A Thursday, Dec. 3, 1987: A recycling program enforced across the city made the university re-evaluate its plan for waste. Off-campus students and residents adjusted to the changed trash pickup dates and regulations. Al Dezzi, the assistant managing director and recycling coordinator when the plan was implemented, said he hopes the new recycling program could help solve the city’s trash problems. “By doing this, a concept of community will exist,” Dezzi said.

ccording to a recent Gallup poll last month, only 8 percent of voters believe immigration is the most important issue facing the United States today. The most important issue? The economy, standing at a whopping 37 percent among the general public, and 28 percent among millennials alone. So how then, is it possible that immigration takes up so much of the limelight in campaign speeches? Because for candidates running for office, immigration provides an easy scapegoat for other, more complicated problems. Donald Trump’s meteoric rise to the top of the polls has been largely credited to his “outsider” status in a GOP field filled with Washington politicians. Trump likes to make the point that he is not a politician WILLIAM RICKARDS loudly and often. Whether it is calling for an end to birthright citizenship or promising to deport all illegal immigrants and their “anchor babies” (read: legal American citizens). There are currently 500,000 immigrants in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. That is 9 percent of the population that could potentially have its privacy invaded and status as citizens called into question by the federal government for nothing more than coming to the United States for a better life. “When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best,” Trump said. “They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're

Immigration provides an “ easy scapegoat for other, more complicated problems.”

commentary | University relations

New ads divide communities Temple advertisements at the Cecil B. Moore subway stop could lead to tension in the community.


stared at my feet as I hurried down the stairs of the subway entrance to ensure I didn’t miss a step. When I finally did look up, I was caught off guard by the bursts of cherry and white now interrupting the familiar green decor of the Cecil B. Moore subway station. Over the summer, the university expanded Temple’s branding to both the interior and exterior of the station, after JENNY ROBERTS SEPTA approached the university with an advertising opportunity. The Cecil B. Moore subway station is now overwhelmed by Temple advertisements and large, red glass displays, featuring Temple’s signature “T” as part

cil B. Moore Community about the new signage. According to Beverly Coleman, assistant vice president in Temple’s Office of Community Relations, no outreach efforts were made by her office to alert or consult community members about the subway displays. Peet said the university

compassion? Where was the “Where was theempathy? ” Karen Asper Jordan | President, Cecil B. Moore Phildelphia Freedom Fighters

simply served as an advertising partner with SEPTA and does not know if SEPTA consulted community members about Temple’s branding. The university should have facilitated some means of communication among itself, SEPTA and larger voices in the Cecil B. Moore Community, like the Cecil B. Moore Philadelphia Freedom Fighters and Beech Community Services. “I know you have to advertise,” said Karen Asper Jordan, president of the

Dialogue between the university and “ community members ... could have stifled any tensions that have since surfaced.”

of the university’s “Take Charge” advertising campaign. The station’s exterior is especially disconcerting. Large, white print is plastered across a red backdrop. The outside covering of the station’s Northbound entrance reads: “Temple University.” Murray Peet, associate vice president of integrated marketing, said the university’s name, visible from Broad Street, allows people “to see and acknowledge that they’ve arrived on campus.” While I don’t think Main Campus is very hard to miss in the first place, I do understand Temple’s need to advertise. I don’t understand why the subway stop’s actual name isn’t more visible in some way. While SEPTA should be held accountable for this misleading outside display, Temple should take responsibility for going along with this move and for its lack of communication with the Ce-

plays planned for the station to honor Cecil B. Moore, the civil rights activist influential in the desegregation of Girard College in 1965. “Because Cecil B. Moore is an alum, we will honor his legacy for sure with regard to the station,” Peet said. Moore graduated from Temple Uni-

Cecil B. Moore Philadelphia Freedom Fighters. “But where was the compassion? Where was the empathy?” She felt slighted by the university’s lack of communication with its neighbors and believes Temple’s actions sting of “paternalism.” Dialogue between the university and community members during the planning stages of this branding decision could have stifled any tensions that have since surfaced. “If you get everybody at the table it could be a win-win situation,” Jordan said. Coleman had no comment when asked if she personally believes the university should have consulted or warned community leaders about the subway advertising. Peet offered a glimmer of consolation for community members in saying that Temple has commemorative dis-

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versity Law School in 1953 and became a civil rights activist during his time as a lawyer, president of a chapter of Philadelphia's NAACP and city councilman. While commemorative displays could serve as a promising olive branch, the real problem with Temple’s takeover of the Cecil B. Moore station is the lack of outreach to community members in the first place. While Temple has no requirement to consult Cecil B. Moore community members about advertising, some consultation would have served as a simple sign of courtesy and would have been in line with Temple’s “Good Neighbor Initiative.” Under the “Community Responsibility” section of the policy, the university calls students to “foster and maintain good community relations.” Why isn’t the university doing the same? Temple should be making an effort to improve its relationship with neighbors, which has been strained for years as a result of an expanding university. Just this past August, Temple appeared in the No. 17 slot for the ranking category of “Town-Gown Relations are Strained” in the The Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” It doesn’t seem to me that these tensions will be clearing up anytime soon, especially now that the Cecil B. Moore subway station has been visually claimed by the university. Going forward, Temple should take a hint from Cecil B. Moore himself and try to be more inclusive, while remembering that communication is key when being a “good neighbor.” * jennifer.roberts@temple.edu T @jennyroberts511


bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists.” Trump ignores numerous studies that repeat again and again that immigrants, even undocumented immigrants, do not commit crime at a higher rate than native-born citizens. A recent study by the American Immigration Counsel revealed that in 2010, when accounting for level of education, nativeborn men ages 18-39 had an incarceration rate triple that of foreign-born Mexican men. “They're illegal,” Trump said on “Meet the Press” about families that might face deportation. “You either have a country or not.” Trump has also taken a hard line position against immigration on economic grounds, stating on his campaign website that: “The influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it difficult for poor and working class Americans—including immigrants themselves and their children—to earn a middle class wage.” The trope that immigrants are out to take American jobs is not simply a fantasy to Republican candidates, however. “It would make everybody in America poorer—you're doing away with the concept of a nation state, and I don't think there's any country in the world that believes in that,” Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders told Vox last month. “What right-wing people in this country would love is an open-border policy. Bring in all kinds of people, work for $2 or $3 an hour, that would be great for them. I don't believe in that. I think we have to raise wages in this country, I think we have to do everything we can to create millions of jobs.” Sanders, to his credit, does not support building a wall between the United States and Mexico, and has supported a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Sanders was talking about an open border policy, which most presidential candidates haven't supported. Sanders has, however, in 2007, opposed a bipartisan bill that would bring more workers into the United States. “What concerns me are provisions in the bill that would bring low-wage workers into this country in order to depress the already declining wages of American workers,” Sanders said of the bill in May 2007. “With poverty increasing and the middle-class shrinking, we must not force American workers into even more economic distress.” Sanders’ rhetoric falls into the same myths about immigration that Trump does. Economists regularly attest that new immigrants aren’t even in competition with American workers and create jobs. Most recently, a working paper from researchers at Indiana University and the University of Virginia found each new immigrant actually created jobs, never coming into competition at all with more middle class American workers. Sanders’ position, borne out of an antiquated alliance with unions and economic illiteracy, as well as Trump’s position, borne out of xenophobia, makes out immigrants to be boogeymen waiting to take the jobs out from under the American worker. Far from seeing free trade as beneficial, Sanders takes a protectionist view by blaming immigration. Far from seeing immigrants as human beings, Trump insists on denying reality and demonizing an entire group of people. Unfortunately, numbers and statistics—the true winners of battles like these—aren’t running for president. * william.rickards@temple.edu





Law professors criticize Board of Trustees UNIVERSITY NEWS PROFESSORS AGAINST BOARD’S INVOLVEMENT WITH COSBY University officials have criticized the Board of Trustees’ handling of the negative Bill Cosby news and Chairman Patrick O’Connor’s participation in a lawsuit involving the former student. The Inquirer reported that when it asked Temple about Cosby’s lawsuit involving former university employee Andrea Constand in 2005, the university issued a statement that said once the lawsuit was settled, it deemed the issue was resolved for the time being. When the Inquirer asked if the university had a “formal process for evaluating misconduct complaints against trustees or senior administrators in 2005,” the university answered through a statement that it has one “comprehensive policy for the handling of such matters when they arise in the university community.” David Adamany, former president of the university and current law professor, told the Inquirer that the Board should have never dealt with the issue, and no one on campus has been talking about the case. “I have not heard among my colleagues on the faculty one word mentioned about it in a department meeting or in a casual conversation,” Adamany said. “I teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and if it were on people’s minds, some student would have mentioned it to me. I have not heard a peep.” Fellow Temple law school professor Marina Angel told the Inquirer she knew Constand and thought she was credible. She also wrote the university’s sexual harassment policy in the early 1990s. “They did what they always do; they ignored it and blamed Andrea,” Angel said of the board’s actions. -Steve Bohnel

STUDENTS REMINDED ABOUT UNIVERSITY POLICIES Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Stephanie Ives issued an email memo to students advising them about the Good Neighbor Initiative and ways to prevent sexual violence, along with drug and alcohol abuse. Ives said community members and neighbors of students “are being impacted by late-night parties, alcohol, loud music, trash and disorderly conduct by Temple students and their guests.” She added these actions


In 2013, Cosby spoke at a graduation and served on the Board of Trustees for 32 years. University professors disagreed with how Temple’s Board of Trustees handled a 2005 case involving former university employee Andrea Constand and Bill Cosby.

might violate the university’s Student Conduct Code, and asked students to review the Good Neighbor Initiative. She also said students should review Temple’s two policies concerning alcohol abuse and sexual violence: “Preventing and Addressing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking” and the “Student Drug and Alcohol Policy.” Ives said students should contact Temple Police at 215-204-1234 if they feel someone “dangerously under the influence of drugs or alcohol” so they can receive medical assistance. He added students should review the Student Conduct Code to see what instances fall under the medical amnesty policy. The Wellness Resource Center and Tuttleman Counseling Services can also provide information and support to students who need it, Ives said. -Steve Bohnel

ADMINISTRATION URGES FANS TO USE ‘SOUND JUDGEMENT’ Athletic Director Pat Kraft, Student Body President Ryan Rinaldi and Cherry Crusade President Samuel Forman advised the Temple University Community to make “sound judgements in all actions, including messages on clothing and behavior at the stadium and on campus.” Last week, several students wore “F--k Penn State” shirts in preparation for Temple’s season opener against the Nittany Lions, which the Owls won 27-10. “F--k Penn State” banners were also hanging on the outside of several students’ apartments near Main Campus. “Our actions speak volumes,” the email read. “As fans, we need to be respectful as we allow our football team to show the tenacity and grit on the field that, as Temple Owls, we take pride in every day.” The message also asked students for feedback about how Temple’s gameday experience can be improved upon. “Take mental notes about what you see

being done well, and where we can improve, so we can make any needed adjustments,” the email read. “We want to carry this excitement throughout the season and your feedback will be crucial to that effort.” -Steve Bohnel


Supporters of 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met near the Bell Tower to rally and decorate Temple’s sidewalks and campus with chalk. The event, titled “Chalk the Campus!” was led by Temple University for Bernie Sanders, a Facebook group dedicated to the Democrat’s run for president next year. Students, faculty and community members signed the sidewalks around campus with #FeeltheBern and “Bernie 2016.” Afterward, the group discussed future events concerning the organization. -Steve Bohnel

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records related to the investigation.” Philadelphia Police responded to the 2300 block of N. Park Avenue early Aug. 31, and was alerted en route to the location that a shooting had occurred. When police arrived, they found the woman with a black semi-automatic handgun under her hand, Palmiero said Friday. Paramedics pronounced her dead in her bedroom around 12:35 a.m. Monday, Palmiero added.

Leone said a TU Alert wasn’t issued to the university community because it was outside of Temple Police’s jurisdiction, and those involved in the shooting were being questioned immediately afterward. “We issue a TU Alert only if it’s a danger to the community,” he said. “The boyfriend was brought to Central Detectives … and they recovered the gun, so at the time there was no immediate threat.” In terms of filing charges and arresting a suspect in relation to the shooting, Leone said Homicide detectives still


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have to gather evidence and present it to the city’s District Attorney’s office if they have a case. Palmiero said police found a bullet hole in the ceiling of the woman’s apartment, and a shell casing was recovered along with the gun at the scene. Leone said the angle of the bullet was one of the reasons the Homicide Unit started to look closer at the case. “One issue was the trajectory of the bullet,” he said. “That’s why they have a great forensics team to look into it, and why this might take some

time.” Senior ceramics major Patrick Hargraves said he was in his apartment inside the building when the shooting occurred. Hargraves was interviewed by two homicide detectives about the incident last week, who told him the case had been deemed “suspicious” because of the angle of the fired bullet. Students who live in the building said Friday they didn’t know the woman that well, but added there was some confusion surrounding the incident. “I’ve just been shocked, at first I didn’t know what happened,” Hargraves told The Temple News. “It was crazy … she’s always been quiet, and kept to herself most of the time.” “I didn’t know her that well,” said Nichole Feuillet, a senior biology major. “But I was also wondering at the time, ‘Why wouldn’t police tell us what was going on?” Leone said he didn’t know exactly how many people were in the apartment at the time of the incident, but



Police said they found a 21-year-old female student dead inside this building Aug. 31.

added it was around “only two to three” people. Leone added although Philadelphia Police took the lead in the case, Temple Police helped contribute to the investigation. “If it involves a student, we do help gather information,” he said. “We pass it on to Homicide, along with helping to coordinate interviews with those involved or close to the incident.” Someone who answered the the Homicide Unit phone

declined to comment on the investigation, citing the unit’s policy to not discuss active investigations with the media. Philadelphia Police’s Public Affairs officers could not be reached for comment Monday. Tipsters should contact Philadelphia Police’s Homicide Unit at 215-686‑3334 or -3335. * steve.bohnel@temple.edu T @Steve_Bohnel


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The Student Advisory Coalition for Multi/Intercultural and Social Justice Programming will hold its first event. PAGE 18

Beth Allen, a Temple alumna, created DIY HIP Chicks to show women how to do home improvement projects. PAGE 8


Rogerio Souza and Edinho Gerber, Brazilian guitarists, will hold a performance and conduct a lecture at Rock Hall Auditorium on Friday at 5 p.m. PAGE 18




people you should know

Slamming her fears Jasmine Combs is raising money to attend the Individual World Poetry Slam, held in Washington, D.C.


By ALEX CASPER The Temple News

here are some people’s stories that need to be told. Senior Jasmine Combs brought one titled “Shameer” to the National Poetry Slam, named after her sister’s old

friend. “They were just hanging out that day catching up.” Combs told The Temple News. “He walked her home that night. Seconds after she got through the door, we heard gunshots. My sister ran outside, and Shameer had been shot and killed. It was the first time death directly related to me. It happened right in front of my house. It took forever for news coverage to even say anything about it.” Combs, an English major with a focus on creative writing who is also working toward her master’s in secondary education, started performing spoken word in the 2014 season. Since then, she has competed in the 2014 and 2015 National Poetry Slams. The latter took place in Oakland, California, from Aug. 10-15.



Professors publish ridesharing study Brad Greenwood and Sunil Wattal determined ride-sharing services lower the chances of DUI-related fatalities. By MICHAELA WINBERG Assistant Lifestyle Editor Brad Greenwood had a bit too much to drink at a wedding, and he needed a ride home. “Uber X took me home,” said Greenwood, an assistant professor of management and information systems at Temple. “I emailed myself that night, and I was like, ‘Uber was helpful.’ That’s the actual genesis of the paper. Now, it’s situated in a much larger body of work.” Greenwood’s experience with Uber, a ridesharing service, sparked his already existing interest in studying the effects of the app on fatalities related to drunk driving. Greenwood teamed up with his colleague Sunil Wattal, another assistant professor of management information systems, and in January the two published their study, “Show Me the Way to Go Home: An Empirical Investigation of Ride Sharing and Alcohol Related Motor Vehicle Homicide.” Greenwood and Wattal found that from 2009 to 2014, the introduction of Uber X, Uber’s lowcost option, in California reduced alcohol-related vehicular fatalities by 3.6 to 5.6 percent. “We’re pretty excited by these findings,” Wattal said. “At some level, we think the findings are also what you would expect. One of the reasons that people drive drunk is that there are not many low-cost options to get home.” Greenwood and Wattal think that’s why Uber X is connected to fewer alcohol-related fatalities,


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Sean Markey, a senior jazz performance major, performs at The Rite of Swing: Jazz Café at Temple Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Sept. 2.


Boyer kicks off weekly Jazz Café

Students and faculty at the Boyer College of Music and Dance will perform jazz music every week throughout September for students and community members. By ASH CALDWELL The Temple News At the Temple Performing Arts Center, a student on one side of a black leather sofa bobs his head up and down to the upbeat sounds of a jazz band. Later, another student sways from side to side as the band plays a softer, more mellow tune. This is the first of a weekly Jazz Café

series that will run through September on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Students, faculty and the community can relax while listening to the band, made up of Boyer students. The ensemble consisted of saxophonist Joshua Lee, drummer Ben Singer, bass player Drew Gaunce and guitarist Sean Markey—all


upperclassmen. Brad Fort, the director of bands at William Penn Charter School and a 2002 Boyer alumnus, said he was walking by TPAC, heard the music and decided to stop in. “When I was in school, we didn’t have this facility,” Fort said. “We performed in






Taking a hammer to gender stereotypes A Temple alumna created a brand to empower women with DIY projects. By GILLIAN McGOLDRICK The Temple News Beth Allen wants women to stop doubting themselves when it comes to doing stereotypical “men’s work” around the house. “We too often say, ‘We can’t, we shouldn’t,’” Allen said. “And I say, ‘Screw it.’” Allen created DIY HIP Chicks, a brand aimed at teaching women how to complete do-it-yourself projects like fixing leaky faucets, creating a makeshift air conditioner and removing old carpet. Allen, who received a certificate in interior design from Temple in 2007, runs a YouTube channel in which she films tutorials for women. By doing so, she teaches women to be self-reliant and independent. She worked on DIY HIP Chicks, which stands for DIY Home Improvement Project Chicks, for four years and has been featured on local television like NBC10 and 6ABC. “My goal is for HIP Chicks to be a national brand that is a symbol to other women that they can be smart, capable and confident as homeowners and beyond,” Allen said. Allen’s brand is growing, and she will soon release a four-part video series promoting Frost King, a company based out of northern New Jersey that creates weather strip-


Beth Allen, an interior design graduate, runs a brand and YouTube channel centered around teaching women to do stereotypical “men’s work”.

ping for windows and doors. She said these videos could be helpful to Temple students living off-campus for the first time. “Sometimes I find it embarrassing that I don’t know how to do ‘handyman’ things,” said freshman biomedical engineering major Sarah Dawson. “I feel like her videos are a great idea for other girls who might be too scared to ask how to do things or who want to prove that they can do those

kinds of things on their own,” Dawson added. Allen has more than 650,000 views on YouTube and receives 700 to 800 hits a day for her tutorials. Her most viewed video—and her favorite to date—is a video titled “Mirror, Mirror,” in which she explains how to properly hang a mirror. Allen said she has received push-back and sexist remarks in the comments of her YouTube videos. “One guy said, ‘Oh hon-

ey, you gotta go back to the kitchen.’ And I responded with, ‘Sure, I rebuilt my whole kitchen,’” she said. When she pitched a television show to HGTV this past year, she was told “If she were 25 and a bikini model,” she would have the show. “This gave me more ammunition for me to keep plugging away to be a real mom and a real woman who’s relatable,” she said. As a head nurse for seven years before starting DIY HIP

Chicks, Allen finds herself applying the same methodology to a household that she did to a patient. “[As a nurse], I was constantly doing assessment problem solving, coming up with solutions, prioritizing,” Allen said. “Everything that I did as a nurse for a person, I do again for a house.” Allen will be part of a women’s empowerment series on Jan. 28 at Temple’s Center City Campus, where she “will give a talk about DIY skills

and how to overcome the fear of being productive and proactive with power tools,” said Cassandra Doyle, TUCC manager of off-campus programs. “To me, there is no gender role,” Allen said. “We’re human beings—we live in a shelter, we drive cars. We need to understand these things to be good homeowners and good human beings.” * gillian.mcgoldrick@temple. edu

Faculty builds video gaming education MinecraftEdu is a school-ready server for the popular video game which can be used in the classroom. By SYLVIA DAO The Temple News The educational potential of video games is currently being discovered and built into Temple’s curriculum—much like the way players build and add to structures in the crafting video game Minecraft. Matt Palladinetti, and Rick Moffat, director of academic computing and technical support manager at Computer Services, respectively, are working on implementing a school-ready server for Minecraft at Temple, called MinecraftEdu. It’s goal is to help build curriculum for various subjects and increase the students’ enthusiasm and study efficiency. Minecraft enables gamers to creatively build with LEGO-like blocks, and also explore the world while engaging monsters in combat. It has been used by schools all over the world to teach students history by having them recreate historical landmarks, basic computer science through Minecraft coding camps and more. “Minecraft is interesting because not only can you design what you want, but people can also modify the game,” Moffat said. “So in addition to people developing all sorts of fantasyrelated mods for Minecraft, educators started developing programming mods, chemistry mods, physics mods … all the things that fit into ways to teach.” Temple’s Minecraft server is where educators can share their interests in the game and the method they have used to teach students via Minecraft.


Rick Moffat, technical support manager of Computer Services, discusses the benefits of the MinecraftEdu server.

The server was recently used by Linda Greenwood, a doctoral candidate in the mass media and communication program, to recreate the U.S. Capitol for a doctoral research project. Prior to the server’s creation, a faculty committee from the School of Media and Communication met for a couple of years to examine how games might be used for education. In 2010, Moffat discussed the possibility with Catherine Schifter, an associate professor from the Social Support Center in the College of Education, who is also interested in gaming and education. The idea of using Minecraft as a platform for teaching started to grow from there. “As soon as we had that server uploaded, educators could gather and build a community of people who are interested about what they are doing and see how it affects education,” Moffat

said. “Temple has been very supportive—they provided us two virtual servers where we could host events and do the testing and researches. They really gave us time to try something new.” Last January, the College of Education offered a web-based course called “Learning about Learning through Video Games,” and the MinecraftEdu server was used throughout the week as part of the coursework. Jay Imbrenda, who taught the course, found there was great potential with the server to explore further. “Temple’s Minecraft server played an instrumental role as both a space where we could gain first-hand experience with some of the design principles we examined, as well as an arena in which the social dimension of our course could play out,” Imbrenda said. “It was a really fun and exciting experience to get the class to-

gether in a virtual playground and just sit back and see how the dynamic among us evolved on its own.” For Moffat, one of the obstacles in integrating Minecraft into the university is it’s harder to build a curriculum around subject knowledge that requires more focused tools than the game provides. Temple’s Minecraft server is currently only open for faculty, but Moffat would love to support students in joining the server. In the future, Moffat hopes Temple hosts more events related to educational games and gains more opportunities to partner with game developers and companies. * van.thuy.dao@temple.edu



At Arch Enemy Arts Gallery and Boutique, artists crafted creatures from different mediums for the group show “Imaginary Menagerie.” PAGE 10

Through weekly events like Freestyle Fridays, student rappers find a place for their music in Temple’s punk and rock-dominated scenes. PAGE 11







Inside Philly Fashion Week Creators Kevin Parker and Kerry Scott work to make a name for the five-day event. By EMILY SCOTT The Temple News

Now, the business is expanding: a Meltkraft storefront at 46 S. 17th St. near Rittenhouse Square anticipates opening this week. The menu will feature rotating seasonal specials like the Tunado, a tuna melt with romesco sauce and arugula, and the Fahrenheit Four-Fifty-Yum, a sandwich with hot pepper jack cheese and pickled green beans, as well as the everyday menu. The regular menu centers around innovative pairings that showcase the flavors of each featured cheese, including one with brisket and macaroni and cheese. Specials are a collaborative effort by the staff, which includes two Temple alumni. “Part of the theme of the menu is nostalgia and being a little bit whimsical,” said Meltkraft's executive chef Rebecca Foxman. “I tried to keep representing something that would make people smile and remind them of Americana. That’s why we have Bubbe’s brisket and macaroni and cheese on a sandwich.” Both Greene and Foxman said customers are sometimes surprised to

The bright lights of Geno’s Steaks illuminated the basketball court in South Philly’s Capitolo Playground, which was turned into a runway for Philadelphia Fashion Week this year. The event partnered with Geno’s—the purchase of a cheesesteak was a ticket for the show. Through sponsorship by wellknown names like Geno's, bringing in bigger designers and following similar processes of New York Fashion Week, creators Kevin Parker and Kerry Scott raised the bar for 10th anniversary of Philadelphia Fashion Week, or PFW. Zahnay Blakney, a senior media studies and production major and one of the models in the show, said walking on a basketball court in high fashion was an unusual experience. The Philadelphia native has been involved with both Philadelphia and New York Fashion Week since she was 16 years old. “[NYFW] is high up. PFW is too though, but it is still working its way up in a fast-paced way,” Blakney said. Parker and Scott’s work running PFW is a great accomplishment for the city as well, Blakney said. “They are getting amazing designers, hairstylists, makeup artists in the city and bringing them all together in this one arena,” Blakney said. On Wednesday night, in the L-shaped exchange room of the Center City Ritz-Carlton Hotel, attendees of the menswear night last Wednesday wore white to honor the last week before Labor Day. Guru Talwar, a fashion blogger and stylist attending the menswear event, joked that she moved to the United States from India for the fashion. Talwar moved with her husband for his job, but she did not want to give up her fashion interests. “I’ve been covering India’s two major fashion weeks for the last two years,” Talwar said. Talwar has attended the two major fashion weeks in Mumbai and New Delhi, and said there are major differences between the events taking place across the globe. “I feel [PFW] has a more international feel; In India, you get the feel that you are seeing Indian fabrics made with Indian sensibilities,” Talwar said. Andrea Cano, a fashion designer originally from Mexico, said she feels that the urbanity of Philadelphia is reflected in its fashion, which




(TOP): Meltkraft employee, James Lessman slices one of Meltkraft’s most popular cheeses, Crema De Blue, for customers to inspect and sample before purchase. All of the cheeses come from the Valley Shepherd Creamery’s farm in New Jersey, where over 30 kinds of goat, cow and sheep cheeses are produced.

With a new storefront opening on 17th Street, Valley Shepherd Creamery brings its adventurous Meltkraft menu from Reading Terminal Market to Rittenhouse Square.



f the art of making grilled cheese is governed by rules, Valley Shepherd Creamery believes rules are meant to be broken. “‘Can I get an American grilled cheese on white?’” said Alexander Greene, 24, a cheesemonger at the Creamery’s Reading Terminal Market location. “Well, sort of. Technically, yes.” The Creamery created Meltkraft, a menu dedicated to grilled cheese, at its Reading Terminal Market stand in 2012. Though a “classic” sandwich is available—incorporating three cheeses sourced directly from the Creamery's farm in New Jersey—the stand doesn't specialize in making a grilled cheese reminiscent of a high school cafeteria. “Some of our craziest sandwiches come about during the various conventions,” Greene said. “Some of those have been pretty out there. The Walking Bread was our first special. Pickles, spam and cheese: three things that will survive the zombie apocalypse.”

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Breaking gender norms on stage

A Temple alumna’s theater company aims to challenge the role of women. By GRACE MAIORANO The Temple News While assistant stage-managing a grad director’s show during her freshman year at Temple, Carly Bodnar bonded backstage with fellow female actresses working the production. The women unofficially dubbed themselves the “Theater Girl Mafia.” Those experiences were only one of the sparks that ignited the creation of ReVamp Collective—a woman-centric theater troupe. Founded in 2014 by Bodnar, a 2007 alumna, and Erin Carr, a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, the Philadelphia-based company works toward gender equality in theater. From debunking stereotypical female characters to providing opportunities to write plays, the company cultivates opportunities for women in all realms of theater. “What drives me constantly is seeing so many intelligent, artistically-able women who have such a great understanding of theater and who want to put their art out there,” Bodnar said. “And there’s just not the opportunities to give them work.” Though creating a space for women is an integral part of ReVamp, ultimately, the company’s mission is fueled by inclusiveness. “We are a feminist theater in the pure sense of feminism. … We want equality for men and women,” said Bodnar. “We are not going to make really big changes in the theater world, or in the world in large, if we don’t work together.”


ReVamp member, Lisa Fischel, performs in “Shit Men Have Said to Me” at the 2015 Mz. Fest.

ReVamp Collective came to be when Bodnar met Carr at Theatre Horizon in Norristown while teaching drama to elementary and middle school students. “We had primarily young girls in the classes we were working with,” said Carr, the company’s co-founder. “I think that inspired us to begin a conversation about women in society and how theater views women.” Although the company is still in its infancy, it has already made significant moves in the Philly theater scene, like its showcase at the Mz. Fest last April. At this women-dominant art festival, ReVamp featured one of its first original plays called “Shit Men Have Said to Me.”

The piece explored women’s perceptions of male communication toward them, like catcalling. Carr said the production was a reminder to keep the company inclusive of both genders. By having men in the piece, this examination could be contemplated from both sides of the confrontation. For its upcoming season, ReVamp is being “revamped,” Bodnar said. “We want to get that women-centric mission and take it out of the theater and into the community,” Bodnar said. “If it’s the same people going to see theater, then how do we put our message out there to more people?” Bodnar’s currently choosing which new plays, written by local artists, to feature as readings in female-owned establishments, like restaurants and hair salons. One reading will be performed in the fall and another in the winter, before putting on a new fully-produced play in the spring. “We are bringing [plays] to the world where we exist … where these conversations need to be happening,” said Carr. “A lot of the discussions that these amazing plays bring up are limited to those four walls in theater.” This greater movement will exceed the theater’s four walls, creating conversations in local businesses and education programs, which Bodnar and Carr hope to create in the near future. The company plans to teach theater classes in schools throughout the Philadelphia area not only about acting, but the troupe’s feminist principles that call for constant evolution. “Re-examining your place in the world, and re-examining your place as a woman is an ongoing process that never ends.” Carr said. “We weren’t satisfied with waiting for opportunities for these women to arrive. We wanted to create them.” * grace.maiorano@temple.edu


Mythical creations return to Old City gallery Arch Enemy Arts opened “Imaginary Menagerie:Volume II” last Friday. ALEXA ZIZZI The Temple News Monochrome paintings, three-dimensional human figures and cryptic mythical creatures aligned the display rooms at the opening of Arch Enemy Arts three-in-one showcase last Friday. “Imaginary Menagerie: Volume II, The Arch Enemy Arts Guide to Cryptozoology,” is a returning show where new artists are assigned various mythical creatures to create in their own style and medium. The free exhibition will run now through Sept. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Arch Enemy Arts Gallery and Boutique, located at 109 Arch St. Patrick Shillenn, the gallery’s co-founder and director, said Arch Enemy Arts works very closely with all of the artists they represent by providing services and creating shows, as well as merchandising within the boutique side of the gallery. Shillenn said “Imaginary Menagerie” is intended to be the finale in a series of several volumes featuring different artists and mythical creatures. The exhibit features all non-existent creatures like mythical beasts, harpies, merADVERTISEMENT

maids, dragons, the Loch Ness monster and Sasquatch, created in various mediums. Each showcase also includes an “artist’s spotlight”— separate showcases that run alongside of the main show featuring small collections of an artist’s own personal genre of work. The spotlighted work at this show features Rebecca Adams’ collection of black and white paintings and Troy Coulterman’s “Full Disclosure,” colorful three-dimensional sculptures with exaggerated features. The spotlighted artists at this event both presented works of surrealism in two completely different art forms. Adams, a Virginia native who now resides in Rhode Island, has five pieces of monochrome paintings inspired by black-and-white photography and intense lighting techniques. Adams shoots all of her own models and paints from her own images. As a photography major in school, Adams’ work is influenced by the aesthetic of darkroom black-and white printing, which she translates into stylized paintings with deep contrast and strong lighting sources. “My work is based heavily on my love of film, like film noir—with a very specific contrasting light quality and a dark, unsettled, surreal, almost unreal quality,” Adams said. “I always want to give the viewer a sense of feeling, like you know you’re look-


Scott Stitzer views Troy Coulterman’s work at Arch Enemy Gallery in the “Imaginary Menagerie exhibit” last Friday.

ing at a real image but it’s not quite right, and it kind of gives you that dreamy quality,” she added. Coulterman, from Guelph, Ontario, also incorporates surrealism in his work, but with bright and colorful sculptures inspired by graphic novels and cartoons. His showcase features eight pieces of human-like sculptures. The figures are made from clay and sculpted into silicone molds that he cast into individual pieces. “I pick really bright colors and odd color combinations, that in way, seduce the viewer and make the sculptures excit-

ing,” Coulterman said. The bright colors play into Coulterman’s “pop-surrealism” style, influenced by traditional sculpting. Coulterman has a background making puppets, props and special effects in movies and commercials that influence his current style. He worked as a sculptor on the MTV show, “Celebrity Death Match” and Logo TV’s “Rick and Steve, the Happiest Gay Couple in the World,” making molds and puppets for the animators. Some of Coulterman’s sculptures feature seemingly normal men and women in mundane poses, but with geometric headpieces or protruding eye sockets. In “Imaginary Menagerie,” Shillenn said he is looking forward to seeing work from new artists like Dave Correia as well as returning artists, like Kristen Egan. “Kristen did a piece called ‘Puca,’ which is kind of like a goat up on two legs playing a bagpipe,” Shillenn said. “It’s a super awesome sculpture, she really knocked it out of the park.” * alexa.zizzi@temple.edu


Kristen Eagan’s “Puca” is displayed at Arch Enemy Gallery.




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“Knotty Exhibit” will stand tall outside of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway when the Pope—and potentially millions of people—visit Philadelphia this September. The project pays homage

ner originally had, Saligman opted to include about 30,000 real, physical knots in her piece. Inscribed on the grey strips of cloth are prayers and wishes submitted by the city’s resident as well as people from around the world. Saligman called in Dan Ostrov, a Temple alumnus with a degree in glass, to help create a skeletal, grotto-like, mahogany-and-ash dome to

is doing in Philadelphia,” Cole said. Ostrov said the art piece took one month of ten-hour work days to physically fabricate. The team members included Thaddeus Waschek, one of Ostrov’s students, and Elliot Lamborn, a 2015 Tyler alumnus who played on the same ultimate Frisbee team as Ostrov. The prayers, collected

Everybody has a struggle and they touch you in a “ different way. But they somehow end up strengthening you and lifting you up.” Meg Saligman | Exhibit artist

to “Mary Undoer of Knots,” an 18th-century Baroque painting that depicts the religious figure untying tangled fragments of cloth that symbolize struggle. “I thought, ‘Well, what is meaningful, do we just want to repaint it? Does that mean anything?’ Maybe not. It’s been painted a thousand different ways,” said Saligman, who has been creating public art around Philadelphia for the past quarter of a century. Her colossal creation “Common Threads,” filled with whimsical portrayals of figurines her grandmother owned reenacted by Philadelphia students, stands a mile away from campus at the corner of Broad and Spring Garden streets. Instead of crafting a smattering of knots like the artist Johann Georg Schmidt-

house and display the knots. “I’ve been telling everybody, tonight’s Dan’s night. He made this thing,” Saligman said at a sneak peek reception for the exhibit last Thursday at the Steam Chamber studios in East Falls. Patrons at the crowded reception were encouraged to write their prayers or wishes on free pieces of fabric that would later become part of the project. Half-joking, one of the visitors asked if she could submit a prayer for the Eagles. Ostrov’s wife Stephanie Cole, a graphic designer working on the project, focused on the meticulous detail of the infrastructure during its construction. “I love everything [Pope Francis] stands for, and I feel like his message is just so in line with what Project HOME

from online submissions as well as non-profit companies in Philadelphia and Camden, provided glimpses of hardships and hopes. Saligman included many prayers herself—some for the success of the pioneering papal project. The exhibit will officially be on display Sept. 8th at “The Grotto” outside the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul. Prayer submissions will remain open through Sept. 27, the Pope’s second and last day in Philadelphia. “Everybody has a struggle and they touch you in different way,” Saligman said. “But they somehow end up strengthening you and lifting you up.” * angela.gervasi@temple.edu


Meltkraft offers freshly made cheeses at its storefront in Reading Terminal Market.

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see more of an eclectic twist on their comfort sandwich. “The funniest thing is that we get asked ‘Do you have American cheese?’ all the time,” Foxman said. “I always say back, ‘Well, it is all American!’” “’Do you have normal cheese?’” Green recalled. “That one stuck with me for a couple of years.” All of the cheeses come from the Creamery's farm in Morris County, New Jersey, which produces more than 30 kinds of goat, cow or sheep milk cheeses. In addition to being sold at Reading Terminal, Valley Shepherd sells cheese to more than 30 restaurants in Philadelphia. Developing a signature grilled cheese was inevitable. Foxman and owner Eran Wajswol collaborated to create a sandwich menu that showcases their cheeses and set them apart from other sandwich shops in the area. The demand for Meltkraft’s sandwiches are high. On an average day, the creamery serves 200-300 grilled cheese sandwiches. If they have a large catering order, that number can jump to 1,000. “We have a lot of customers at Reading Terminal who walk all the way from Rittenhouse to here because they like our food,” Foxman said. “We know there’s a lot of people there who enjoy our food and want us to be

closer.” The menu at the Rittenhouse location will also include features restricted by the Center City market. “There are certain requirements when you have a business here in Reading Terminal where you can’t have certain products that other businesses carry,” Foxman said. “This is

We know there’s a lot “ of people there who enjoy our food and want us to be closer.

Rebecca Foxman | executive chef

a great opportunity for us to showcase some of the businesses here and also have a more varied menu. So we’re hoping to carry some pastries from Flying Monkey Bakery, cookies from Famous 4th Street and milkshakes using Bassett’s ice cream, which are all businesses here at the market.” The new location on 17th Street between Ludlow and Ranstead hopes to officially open its doors this week. * madeline.presland@temple.edu


Hip-hop artists establish presence on campus Student rappers host events on campus to showcase their talents. By VINCE BELLINO The Temple News On Irving Jean-Baptiste’s first day at Temple, he saw a group of rappers freestyling at the Bell Tower. The transfer student from La Salle University had been rapping and making hip-hop music since he was 9-yearsold, so he approached the

group. “I just hopped in the cypher,” Jean-Baptiste said. From that day on, JeanBaptiste had friends to make music with at Temple. He met and is still friends with The Hungry Ghosts, the group who started Freestyle Fridays—a weekly gathering of students who make hip-hop and rap music—and they encouraged him to rap nearly every day. “Freestyle Friday is the only time you can show off your freestyles in this area,” said Bobby Clancy, a senior media studies and production major who performs under the name Task the Samsara.

For rappers looking to take their music to the live stage, performances at Temple can be the first step toward gigs throughout Philadelphia. Clancy’s first shows as Task the Samsara were at his own home, when he was still establishing himself as an artist. By using his house for shows, Clancy was building his own exposure, and giving his hip-hop friends a space to play—something previously missing. These shows opened the door at other venues for Clancy, who has now performed and booked shows at The Fire on Leithgow Street near Gi-


Bobby Clancy (left) and Irv Jean-Baptiste freestyle by the Bell Tower, as part of Freestyle Friday, a weekly event. The event was started by rapping duo and alumni The Hungry Ghosts.

rard Avenue. Alex Rose, who performs as Baby Face Jones, has a similar story—he’s become more serious about his music since arriving at Temple because of Freestyle Fridays and the fellow rappers he’s met on campus. Rose’s house, The Petting Zoo, also puts on hip-hop shows, including one on Sept. 12 featuring himself, Marcus & Rome, Cool Hand Duke and Clancy as Task the Samsara. Jean-Baptiste, who also performs with a full band called PHLGood, has performed at Free Food Fun Fridays and venues like Underground Arts, The Fire, 3rd and Girard and The Legendary Dobbs. Temple is still a special place for Jean-Baptiste, due to the energy of the crowd when he performs here. “So much energy,” he said. “They’re in your face, they can see you, they can feel you.” Jack Rome, a Drexel student, has performed at house shows and Temple Music and Arts Group events as part of the duo Marcus & Rome. Performing at Temple has influenced both Rome’s live music and recordings. “I want my music to connect with people in their headphones and on stage,” Rome said. “Connecting with people at live shows is so important, and playing shows at places

like Temple has helped me to realize that more.” For Clancy, the hip-hop scene at Temple is “not ideal” just yet. “But it’s definitely slowly ADVERTISEMENT

growing,” Clancy said, “and there’s way more people that are excited about the rappers now.” * vince.bellino@temple.edu




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Former Odd Future MC Earl SweatshIrt performed Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Theater of Living Arts after taking the stage at the Made In America Festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway earlier that day. Doors opened at the TLA at 10:30 p.m., but crowd enthusiasm was high despite the late start. After artists NxWorries and Remy Banks opened the show for Earl, he performed crowd favorites “Grief,”“DNA” and “Quest.” Fans have been anticipating Earl’s performance in Philadelphia since he cancelled a show at the TLA last spring.







National Campus Safety Awareness Month


Road Safety, Not Rocket Science, training 11:30-1:00pm

Welcome Wagon Carlisle & Norris St | 4:30-7:00pm


September 2015 Calendar of Events THURSDAY 3

Welcome Wagon 12th & Susquehanna | 4:30-7:00pm



Welcome Wagon 16th & Berks | 4:30-7:00pm



LABOR DAY Neighborhood Cookout 15th & Page St. | 12:00-4:00pm



Welcome Wagon 18th & Berks | 4:30-7:00pm

Bike to Breakfast 13th & Montgomery, SE Corner | 8:00-9:30am

Clothesline Project Opportunity Knocks Johnson, Hardwick & Peabody | 5:00-8:00pm Gladfelter & Anderson | 10:00am- 12:00pm


FSL Opportunity Knocks 3:00-5:00pm







Dean of Students Open House 304 HGSC | 3:00-5:00pm

Welcome Wagon 17th & Montgomery | 4:30-7:00pm

Urban Riding Basics Alter Hall - Rm 402 | 12:00-1:00pm Campus Police Open House 1801 N. 11th St. | 2:00-4:30pm FSL Opportunity Knocks 3:00-5:00pm





Road Safety, Not Rocket Science 13th & Polett | 8:00am-9:30am

Student Activities: Commuter Tuesdays Commuter Lounge | 10:00-2:00 pm

Road Safety, Not Rocket Science 12 & Polett- 10th & Berks | 8:00am-9:30am

FSL Opportunity Knocks 3:00-5:00pm

TuReady Fair 11:00-2:00pm

Clothesline Project Peabody Garden | 10:00am- 12:00pm

Urban Riding Basics 1940 Hall | 4:30-5:30pm

Opportunity Knocks White Hall & 1940 Hall | 5:00-8:00pm

Urban Riding Basics Gladfelter Hall - Main Lobby | 4:30-5:30pm


Opportunity Knocks University Housing & Residential Life Adopt-A-Block Morgan North, South & The Edge | 3:30- 6:00pm 1910 Liacouras Walk 3rd Floor | 12:00pm- 2:00pm Belltower | 10:00am

Welcome Wagon Rain Date



HAZING PREVENTION WEEK Alliedbarton Open House 16th & Cecil B Moore | 3:00-5:00pm Opportunity Knocks 1300 North & South Halls | 3:30-6:00pm


HAZING PREVENTION WEEK Urban Riding Basics Morgan Hall


HAZING PREVENTION WEEK Clothesline Project Ritter Annex | 10:00am- 12:00pm




Urban Riding Basics Engineering Building | 12:00-1:00pm

Road Safety, Not Rocket Science 15th & Berks | 4:00pm-5:30pm

Opportunity Knocks Temple Towers & Beech | 5:00-8:00pm

Hazing Prevention - Bystander Intervention 200C | 8:00pm

Hazing Prevention Speaker Pearson & McGonigle | 8:00pm Road Safety, Not Rocket Science Rain Date




Urban Riding Basics Johnson & Hardwick | 6:00-7:00pm


Clothesline Project Student Center | 10:00am- 12:00pm Urban Riding Basics Annenberg Hall - Rm 301 | 12:00-1:00pm

ADOPT-A-BLOCK: Great opportunity for students & alumni to contribute in creating a safe, clean, and welcoming environment around our community.

BIKE TO BREAKFAST: Show up with your bike and receive a complimentary bagel, coffee or orange juice (first come, first served). Bike Temple will be distributing information on sharing the road with cars and pedestrians.

NATIONAL HAZING PREVENTION WEEK: is an opportunity for campuses to raise awareness about the problem of hazing, educate others about hazing, and promote the prevention of hazing.

OPEN HOUSES: Great opportunities to stop by and visit some of Temple’s most important and connected offices. Come by, grab a small snack and meet the staff.

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Administrators and student leaders walk door to door talking with residents about safety on and off-campus, civility and being a responsible student as well as provide education on the support and resources that are within the Temple community.

ROAD SAFETY, NOT ROCKET SCIENCE: Campus Safety and The Office of Sustainability are hitting the streets to remind pedestrians, cyclist and drivers how to travel more safely on and near campus.

SHARE THE ROAD PLEDGE: Campus Safety, Parking Services and the Office of Sustainability are partnering to have drivers on campus take a pledge of public commitment to follow the rules of the road and ensure that campus streets are accommodating to all users.

URBAN RIDING BASICS (URB) COURSES: 30-45 minute course designed to get bikers comfortable with riding in an urban setting by instructing the basics of safety, laws of the road, and how to conduct equipment check. Course is free for all Temple students, faculty, and staff and each attendee will receive a free bike light.





Fashion rooted in Philadelphia

TOUR THE HAUNTED USS OLYMPIA Looking to start Halloween festivities early? Ghost Tours of Philadelphia is offering tours of the haunted USS Olympia every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 31. The ship, now docked on the Delaware River at Penn’s Landing, served as both a training ship and a battleship during World War I. The 75-90 minute tour will takes visitors through the interior of the maze-like ship, passing through locations like the captain’s cabins and the spot where the ship’s most prominent ghost, “Gunner” Johnson, is often seen. Reservations are required. -Tiana Timmerberg



A model struts down the Crane Arts buildling runway wearing Ayasa Afi, a Philadelpha-bred couture line.

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helps create a close-knit relationship with the city, particularly compared with NYFW. “There are roots in the clothes,” Cano said. “[In Philly,] there is more access to urban people that want to buy the clothes. In New York, most of the shows there is only press.” PFW's final evenings took place at Crane Arts in Northern Liberties. One of the exhibition halls has become a full-fledged runway. With the entire room decorated in white, the bright colors of Burning Guitars eye-catching jackets popped as the models strutted down the runway. Philadelphia native Brenda Stanford, coowner of Plain Elain hair accessories, has noticed a lot of changes at PFW over the last six years. “[Parker and Scott] started fashion week at private, smaller venues and then the turn out got just got bigger every year,” Stanford said. Stanford also said the diversity of the shows, from the ready-to-wear night to the final evening of couture, added to the success of PFW. “When you come and see how nice the

venue is, the variety of designers from all over the country that come through, I think it really brings attention to Philly,” Stanford said. Stanford added that she is already thinking about how PFW will be in 2016.

“When I leave tonight, I’m already planning for next year,” Stanford said. * emily.ivy.scott@temple.edu

Boutiques in Northern Liberties will host a two-day end-of-summer sale on Sept. 12 and 13. SWAG Boutique will have $1, $5, $10 and $15 clearance bins that include jewelry, stationery and home goods. Ritual Ritual will have $25 sidewalk merchandise and 25 percent off retail price in-store. The event is hosted by Art Star, a gallery and boutique located on 2nd Street near Fairmount Ave. -Emily Scott

TWENTY ONE PILOTS TO PERFORM AT PENN’S LANDING FRIDAY Indie-pop/alternative hip-hop duo Twenty One Pilots will perform at Penn’s Landing’s Festival Pier Friday. Riding the success of its latest album, “Blurryface”, the group was nominated this year for “Best Live Band” at the Alternative Press Music Awards. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $48.60. -Eamon Dreisbach



Zahnay Blakney, a senior media studies and production major, models for Burning Guitars.

In “Tale of the Phantom Ship,” an out-oftowner encounters folks gathered at a 19thcentury tavern in Charlottetown, Canada, where the locals tell a tale of the legendary Ghost Ship of Northumberland Strait. Accompanied by the sounds of a fourpiece Celtic band, this new musical features 11 students from Temple Theater’s Sidestage Season. This entirely student-produced show is being showcased at the Asian Arts Initiative from Sept. 10 to the 14. The show is $15 at the door, and current Temple students can find a free comp here: phantomshipmusical.com. -Grace Maiorano

SCIENTIFIC HISTORY OPERA PREMIERES AT FRINGE FESTIVAL September marks the season of autumn, the start of classes, and for most Philadelphia residents, it is the month to celebrate the 17day FringeArts Festival. This year, “Jump the Moon,” a production by Philadelphia Opera Collective, will focus on the silenced women in scientific history through its three protagonists Williamina Fleming, Annie Jump Cannon and Antonia Maury. “Jump the Moon” will run at the Adrienne Theater located at 2030 Sansom St., 3rd Floor. The opera will be held on four nights on Sept. 16-19. Each ticket is $20. -Tatyana Turner


A model poses at the end of the runway wearing a jacket designed by European coutoure clothing company, Burning Guitars.



@phillymag tweeted the Philadelphians showcasing their work at this year’s Fringe Festival, including director Jennifer Childs, performer Jenn Kidwell and composer Michael Kiley.

@PhillyEntertain, philly.com’s arts & entertainment account, tweeted G-Eazy ended his set at Made in America this weekend by throwing money into the crowd.



@uwishunu tweeted the Franklin Institute is in the process of buildling a LEGO version of the Vatican for Pope Francis’ visit later this month.

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Drew Gaunce (left) and Joshua Lee, both jazz performance majors, perform at The Rite of Swing: Jazz Café where Boyer College of Music and Dance faculty will also perform throughout September.


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Tomlinson Theater—that’s where we had everything. It’s a phenomenal program.” Fort added that he enjoys the Café is open to the public because he believes it will give high school and middle school students an opportunity to hear the level they could reach. Henry Turf, a student at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and a Philadelphia resident, agreed. “I think it’s great that the community can be more

we’re doing.” The band played more than 10 songs, and the members each got the chance to show off their individual talents by giving solos at different points during the performance. The band members said they got involved because Professor Terell Stafford, the director of jazz studies, asked them to kick-off the series, and they jumped at the opportunity. The audience can expect to see a different set

“I think it’s great that the

community can be more involved because it will give people outside of the school a chance to see what happens in the school.

Henry Turf | Art Institute of Philadelphia student

involved because it will give people outside of the school a chance to see what happens in the school,” Turf said. “Especially with how [Philadelphia] is trying to cut arts out of public schools.” The Café is the brainchild of Boyer’s Assistant Dean of Administrative Affairs David Brown said Linda Fiore, Boyer’s director of marketing and communications. “The turnout is great,” Brown said. “It looks like we have about 50 to 60 people here. We wanted to just bring people in here and we have our posters up so everyone can know what

of groups every week, from students to professors, Lee said, and they can look out for future events hosted by Boyer students. “We have the Jazz Café, we’re going to have a Mosaic concert in October, holiday concerts in December, film screenings and more,” Brown said. “It’s going to be a really busy place. We just want to get as many people come in as we can and enjoy the music.” * ashley.caldwell@temple. edu




Challenge prompts importance of cyber-security The National Cyber Analyst Challenge has students prepare for and defend against a simulated cyber attack. By ALBERT HONG Lifestyle Editor Ed Ferrara believes the depicted world of cybercrime and hacking is a bit exaggerated in the 2015 film “Blackhat,” which hit theaters Jan. 16 and stars Chris Hemsworth, among others. “Very few hackers look like Thor,” said Ferrara, an adjunct professor of data analytics for the master of science in information technology auditing and cyber-security program. “He was basically running around punching people and shooting them. I don’t know of any hackers who live that way.” He’s quick to note that there are very real and tense situations for cyber-security professionals when it comes to defending confidential data, like with last year’s hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment related to the

film “The Interview.” This is what a team of five master’s students at Temple, coached by Ferrara, are preparing for in the first National Cyber Analyst Challenge hosted by Lockheed Martin and Temple’s Institute for Business and Information Technology. The three-phase competition among 12 schools is already underway, and if Temple is able to make it to the finals, the team will have to fend off a cyberattack in a real-time practical challenge, held at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Virginia sometime in October. The winning team will be awarded $25,000. “It’s a simulated real breach,” Ferrara said. “If you’re in a real breach, time is not your friend because you’re losing data, you’re losing control of systems, you’re potentially losing control of your company.” Laurel Miller, director of the IBIT and associate professor in the management information systems department, explained that the challenge and the partnership with Lockheed Martin stemmed from a realization that there was not enough student talent in cyber-related fields. “That’s one of their main objectives for this challenge, is that they

are desperately in need of cybersecurity individuals that have that type of background,” Miller said. Munir Mandviwalla, chair of the MIS department and executive director of the IBIT, said this specific challenge is different from most because of its focus on cyber-analytical skills,

The first phase of the challenge, which involved investigative research into the potential threats to a set of data, concluded this past Thursday when the teams submitted their findings in a presentation. Results on the phase are expected this Thursday. As for the second and third phases,

need a variety of skills—communication skills, writing skills, analytic skills, technology skills—to do these kinds of investigations,” he said. Hy, who’s only had experience with actuarial science at the Fox School of Business, said he’s glad that this challenge is giving him

“If you’re in a real breach, time is not your friend because you’re losing data, you’re losing control of systems, you’re potentially losing control of your company.” Ed Ferrara | adjunct professor of data analytics

which are especially valued by cybersecurity companies today. “What is lacking is this analyst orientation, people who can look at data in real-time, in terms of log files or incidents and then make good judgment calls—is this actually a threat or not?” Mandviwalla said. “So this particular challenge is really designed to promote, recognize and identify individuals as well as encourage universities to produce individuals who have that analyst orientation.”

Ferrara only knows that they will get progressively more difficult and unpredictable. The team is made up of five students who are all part of the ITACS program: Kerwing Hy, Jose Gomez, Nick Nguyen, Jeta Gjana and Ibtissam Bazzine. With each member’s specific skills, Ferrara said it was gratifying for him to see each of them fill their respective roles for what he calls a “team sport.” “Most of these investigations of these types are done in teams and you

hands-on experience in cyber security, which was unknown to him until now. “I think this National Cyber Analyst Challenge is a great way for me to, not even be fully immersed, but to get my feet wet up to this point,” Hy said. “I feel a lot better being in this field with this competition under my belt.” * albert.hong@temple.edu ( 215.204.7416


Jasmine Combs, a junior English major, started writing and performing poetry with Babel, a poetry collective at Temple.

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At this year’s National Poetry Slam, Combs performed individually with her piece “Girlfight” along with a few group pieces where her group made it to the semifinals. Now, Combs aims to perform in the Individual World Poetry Slam from Oct. 7-10 in Washington, D.C. She was also crowned this year’s Grand Slam Champion of The Philly Pigeon, a local poetry competition. The IWPS competition is similar to the National Poetry Slam, but is limited to 72 poets from around the world who qualify to compete at the event.world who qualify to compete at the event.

However, the Philly Pigeon isn’t capable of raising the funds for her to compete. She is currently raising money through a GoFundMe page, in addition to selling her chapbooks— which are small collections of her poetry—and doing features on different works and performances. If she is able to go, Combs plans on bringing multiple pieces to the competition, like “Girlfight” and another piece she’s currently working about depression. “I haven’t been diagnosed with depression

so I don’t want to say depression, but it’s about dealing with unstable emotional trials,” Combs said. She also plans on bringing a couple of pieces about race, like one about hope and dealing with racially charged violence in her community. Combs began her poetry career with Babel, a poetry collective at Temple, where she started slamming to get over stage fright. “I just told myself one day, ‘Jasmine, you have to work on your performance,’” Combs said. “‘Everyone tells you that you write very well. You should be able to put this on a stage and perform to people.’” She didn’t win her first slam, but she captured an interested audience. “A lot of people came up to me afterwards,” Combs said. “They told me they really vibed with and really respected it.” One of the first pieces Combs wrote was “Monster,” a poem influenced by a bad relationship with her father, who passed away. “He stifled a lot of my forms of expression, and poetry and writing was [some] of the only ways I felt I could express myself,” Combs said. “Almost all of my poetry is somewhere centered around my dad, but ‘Monster’ was the first poem I actually wrote that was about my dad. What ‘Monster’ is really about is me

struggling to define myself now that my dad is gone.” After college, Combs plans to open her own publishing company and focus on the works of women of color. For now, she is currently working on a second chapbook, which she said will continue along her trend of writing about personal experiences. ADVERTISEMENT

“When I get my second chapbook out, I want it to be completely about my sister and the influence she has had on my life,” Combs said. * alexander.casper@temple.edu





Student coalition promotes community Tonight’s event in “The Burrow” will address multiculturalism, equity and inclusion on campus. By JENNY ROBERTS The Temple News Two separate incidents at the university last year started a dialogue among students about multiculturalism. Last fall, a Jewish student was assaulted at Temple Fest, and in the spring a Delta Zeta sorority member used a racial slur during the Greek Olympics. To promote a more tolerant and united campus, Dr. Carmen Phelps, head of the university’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership, created the Student Advisory Coalition for Multi/Intercultural and Social Justice Programming last spring. Student coalition members worked with Phelps during the summer to set objectives and brainstorm programming ideas, which are set to be unveiled to the Temple community at the coalition’s meet and greet kick-off event tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in “The Burrow,” located at 2026 N. Broad St. “The kick-off is really intended to inspire our campus community to invest in these ideals of multiculturalism and equity and inclu-

sion,” Phelps said. In addition to sharing future programming at the kick-off, the coalition will also be discussing their theme for the year, “Expanding Our Cultural Lens at Temple University,” and collecting responses from attendees to polling questions centered around campus diversity. Marissa Rase, a junior biochemistry major and coalition member, is concerned only those with an already existing interest in social justice issues or multiculturalism will attend the kick-off. Rase became interested in the coalition, which they describe as a “think-tank,” because of their own multifaceted identity. Rase identifies as agender, which means they do not identify with a gender. Rase also has dual citizenship in both the United States and the United Kingdom. “You’ll notice that the campus is a huge diverse population, but everyone kind of just sticks to their groups, which is kind of uncomfortable in my personal opinion,” Rase said. Devisha Walia, a sophomore marketing major and coalition member, said Temple’s Greek organizations serve as an example of such racial division on campus. “We don’t really talk about how sororities and fraternities [are] so separated by race,” she said. “It’s very hard if you’re not black [or] white to even be interested.” “Community building is a really important component to advancing social justice on a campus,” Phelps said. “It’s very important

for student affinity groups to build community among one another, but also between student groups.” Programming is being implemented by the student coalition to address the concerns of members, like Rase and Walia, but the coalition also wants to hear the concerns of students from all across campus. Feedback from the Temple community at the coalition’s kick-off event will be influential for the coalition to tailor programming toward larger campus needs. “We have your best interest at heart,” Rase said. “You just have to tell us what you need.” One new upcoming coalition program through which students will be invited to share their opinions and experiences is “Owl Talk Tuesdays,” a monthly discussion series for students only, held from 5 to 6 p.m. on every third Tuesday of the month. During meetings, Phelps said students will talk about one or two headlining current events that connect to issues like “race, gender, religion, citizenship.” The first Owl Talk Tuesday will be held Sept. 15. More dialogues, panels and workshops hosted by the coalition are still to come. “We want students to feel heard,” Phelps said. “We want students to come together no matter how informed you are about some of these issues.” * jennifer.roberts@temple.edu

AROUND CAMPUS PING PONG AT THE BELL TOWER Student Center Operations will host games of ping pong at the Bell Tower today from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. According to events.temple.edu, students can stop by the Bell Tower in between classes to play some ping pong, learn about the activities at the Student Center’s Game Room and Cinema and “score some free swag!” -Michaela Winberg

“LAND THE JOB” WORKSHOP Randi Levitt, career coach at Temple’s Career Center, will hold a workshop tomorrow to help students develop their leadership skills. Students with leadership experience who are unsure of how to translate it into internships and employment are encouraged to join Levitt, who will focus on turning experiences into clear, result-focused bullet points. The workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 223 in the Student Center. It is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. -Olivia Zarzycki

CHIPOTLE CAREER DAY Chipotle Mexican Grill will host its first ever National Career Day tomorrow. From 8 to 11 a.m., every Chipotle in the United States will host about 60 group and individual interviews for potential employees. The restaurant plans to hire at least 4,000 new employees. To register for an interview at the Temple location, applicants can visit nationalcareerday.com. -Michaela Winberg

“TED 2” SCREENING As a continuation of The Film Series at The Reel, “Ted 2” will be shown Thursday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The Reel is a student-run movie theater located in the Lower Level of the Student Center’s south section, and it shows movies two weekends per month during the semester. The Box Office will sell tickets for $2 with a OWLcard and $4 for others. Students can stop by the Box Office to purchase tickets Wednesday through Friday from noon until 6 p.m. -Michaela Winberg

FLAG T-SHIRT RAFFLE To honor the United States Military, Police, Fire and Emergency Services as part of a Sept. 11 memorial, Campus Recreation will host a flag Tshirt raffle all day on Friday. The event will occur in Suite 303 of Pearson Hall, and all students and faculty with Rec Center access are welcome to attend. -Michaela Winberg MARGO REED TTN FILE PHOTO

Dr. Carmen Phelps, head of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership, discusses the goals of the IDEAL Center at the space’s opening ceremony Feb. 20.

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while Black Car, Uber’s premium service, has not had the same effect. Wattal said he and Greenwood tried to gather government data for their study from states including California, Texas and Florida, but California was the only state that had adequate data. “Uber was introduced into many different places, but it has the most installations in California cities,” Wattal said. “California had 34 or more cities with Uber.” All the data in the study was gathered from the California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Then, Greenwood said he and Wattal used the

difference-in-differences estimation method to “try and establish causal relationships in [their] secondary data.” “The reason that you would use something like that is because it mimics an experimental setup when you don’t actually have an experiment, and you can’t actually manipulate things,” Greenwood said. “So, we can see how the change in the trend of drunk-driving and alcohol-related fatalities is different in locations that get [Uber] from locations that don’t get [Uber].” Greenwood added this method also helps account for the unobserved characteristics of the California cities, like their sizes and their differing rates of DUI arrests. Wattal said that although this study was conducted using data from California, to an extent, it is still applicable to Philadelphia. “The theoretical motivation for the study,

like why people drive drunk, those factors are likely to be very similar across the country,” Wattal said. “So we expect the results would hold across the country.” Greenwood said there are still many questions left unanswered, and he hopes other researchers continue to study the effects of Uber on society. “Who are these lives that Uber is saving?” Greenwood said. “Are they affluent lives, lives that would’ve taken a taxi anyway? Are they lives of the socioeconomic lower class? … There’s so much left to do. I hope that people work toward unlocking these mysteries.”

* michaela.winberg@temple.edu ( 215.204.7416

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WORLD MUSIC PERFORMANCE On Friday at 5 p.m., Rogerio Souza and Edinho Gerber, Brazilian guitarists, will hold a performance and conduct a lecture at Temple’s Rock Hall Auditorium. This event is open to all students, and will also satisfy the World Music requirement for undergraduate students from the Boyer College of Music and Dance. -Olivia Zarzycki

D.C. INTERNSHIP INFO SESSION On Monday, a guest from Temple’s partner in D.C., the Washington Center, will be speaking at an information session for anyone interested in the semester-long internships in Washington, D.C and Harrisburg at Temple’s Institute for Public Affairs. The session will take place from to 2 to 4 p.m. in room 821 in Anderson Hall. These internships are open to Temple students of all majors and colleges in a wide range of positions in the public and private sector. -Olivia Zarzycki

“What do you think about Temple’s first victory against Penn State since 1941?” NICOLAS VILOV




“It’s very impactful, definitely for the students too. It brings camaraderie to our campus and our school.”

“It was just really nice to see the energy of Temple fans and just to see the underdog really win. That’s the story of Temple.”

“I can’t believe [it’s] my first year, and they win it right away against them after so many years. So I was pretty hyped.”





Cummings agrees to deal with Rockets Rockets Summer League team. The Jacksonville, Florida native appeared in four games with Houston in the Las Vegas Summer League. Basketball Insiders reports the deal is non-guaranteed and is worth $525,000. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 14.8 points per game and 4.2 assists last season while leading the Owls to a 26-11 record. After missing the 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament, Cummings and the Owls were selected as the No. 1 overall seed for the National Invitation Tournament, where they were eliminated by the University of Miami 60-57 in the semifinals. Cummings, who was a first-team all-American Athletic Conference selection last season, became the 50th member of Temple’s 1,000-point club — the eighth player to reach the milestone under coach Fran Dunphy — in a February win over South Florida. - Michael Guise


Former guard Will Cummings drives past a Bucknell defender in a National Invitation Tournament game last season.


Tyler Matakevich was named American AthConference Defensive Player of the Week. The senior linebacker had a team-high three sacks and seven tackles in Temple’s 27-10 victory against Penn State last Saturday. It was the first time the Owls defeated their in-state rival since Oct. 18, 1941. Temple’s defense sacked Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg 10 times, an conference record. The Owls also held Penn State to 180 yards of offense. Junior running back Jahad Thomas was named The American Weekly Honor roll following a careerhigh 135 yards rushing on 29 carries last Saturday. Thomas, who had five runs of 10 yards or more, also added two touchdowns, including a 24-yard run with more than 10 minutes to go. giving the Owls a 14-point lead. The touchdowns were the first two of Thomas’ career. -Michael Guise letic


Sophomore outside hitter Irem Asci and junior outside hitter Tyler Davis earned all-tournament honors last Saturday

at the Seton Hall Invitational in South Orange, New Jersey. Asci started all three games for the Owls with a total of 48 kills. For the season, Asci has a team-high 91 kills. The Ankara, Turkey native tallied 17 kills in Temple’s 3-0 defeat of Hofstra University Friday. Asci earned her first double-double as an Owl the next day against the University of Notre Dame, scoring a 19 kills, 15 digs and two blocks. In the final match of the invitational, Asci earned 12 kills in a 3-0 loss to Seton Hall University. Davis, who led the Owls in kills last season, finished the weekend with 38 kills after starting all three games. Against Notre Dame, Davis earned her weekend high of 16 kills, connecting on 40 percent of her attacks. Davis is second on the team in kills with 63 in 17 sets. -Connor Northrup


Will Cummings announced his signing with the Houston Rockets on social media last Thursday. Cummings averaged 10 points per game on 40 percent shooting as a member of the


For the second week in a row, Alex Cagle was named the American Athletic Conference, one of four members of the men’s soccer team honored by The American. The redshirt sophomore shut out Penn State Friday, which was ranked No. 25 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America coaches’ poll coming into the year. For the season, Cagle has a .29 goals against average in 306 minutes of action. Junior defender Carlos Moros Gracia was named The American’s Defensive Player of the Week. In 306 minutes of action, Gracia has totaled one point. Fresmen Hermann Doerner and Justin Stoddart were named to The American Weekly Honor Roll. Stoddart scored his first career goal Friday and has totaled 180 minutes of action this season. Doerner, who has started in all three of the team’s games this season, has four shots on goal in 306 minutes of play. -Michael Guise

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“They just kept saying, ‘What is the next play?’” Rhule said. “So even at the end, I told them it was not the fact that we beat Penn State. It was the fact that we won. It is about Temple, not Penn State. … For our guys to do that in a game of this magnitude, to be able to focus on themselves when so many people are talking about the game, shows an unbelievable maturity.” With 16 losses in Rhule’s first two seasons as coach, the Owls ninth win under his tenure was special for Rhule. He even received an email of support from former coach Wayne Hardin before the game. “For our fans, I know how important this is,” Rhule said. “I am so thrilled for coach Hardin, I am so thrilled for our former players. … I don’t want to downplay this for Temple. It’s awesome for the university. It’s awesome for the program.” After the emotional roller coaster the past two years, including eight loses in onepossession games and missing a bowl game after six wins a season ago, the football team is putting everything behind itself. Last season’s disappointments prepared the Owls for situations like Saturday, where they trailed 10-0 after Penn State’s first two drives. “This team, we are veterans,” senior linebacker Tyler Matakevich said. “We all


Nearly 70,000 fans attended Temple’s season-opening victory 27-10 Saturday against Penn State. It was the Owls’ first sellout at Lincoln Financial Field since 2007.

went through [the losses]. time and good things will hapWe’ve been there when we pen.” Rhule beat Penn State in went 2-10. We’ve been there recruiting for when we went UP NEXT freshman de6-6. We’ve Owls at Cincinnati fensive back been through Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. Kareem Ali anything you and sophocan possibly throw at us. So we know to more defensive back Anthony focus and take it one play at a Davis in recent seasons.

The third-year coach said he will use Saturday’s victory as a recruiting tool. “I’m going to be recruiting [Saturday] and calling people and say ‘Hey, look what is happening here, and look at what our players are doing, and come do what they are doing,’” Rhule said. “This

will help us in recruiting. This will help us with everything.” With the Owls traveling to Cincinnati, the American Athletic Conference’s reigning champion, Saturday, some players have stressed that it is time to move on. “We got [11] more games,” junior defensive line-

man Sharif Finch said. “We aren’t even in conference play yet. It’s just another win for us. … [Sunday] is a whole new week. It’s game week all over again for Cincinnati.” * michael.guise@temple.edu ( 215.204.9537 T @Michael_Guise




Field hockey

Brown hopes for breakout sophomore season Maiyah Brown played in all 21 games last season, scoring two goals. By MATT COCKAYNE The Temple News As Maiyah Brown raced down the left sideline of Geasey Field, battling multiple Drexel defenders and the blazing sun, she glanced toward the middle of the field and received the ball. The sophomore rushed into the striking circle and swung, rifling the white ball into the top right corner of the cage. In Temple’s only scrimmage of the year—a 1-0 defeat of the Dragons—Brown’s goal was the deciding factor. “She had a perfect opportunity [in the Drexel game], and she capitalized on it,” senior midfielder Sarah Deck said. “It was a pass from the middle of the field outside to her in the circle. She stepped up, big sweep, goal, you know. Maybe in the past she might have gotten a little nervous and tense, and botched the hit, but she stayed with it. That to

me was a great indicator of what she is going to produce for the team.” Brown graduated from William Allen High School in 2014, finishing her high school career with 36 goals and 22 assists as a four-year letter winner. She was named a Lehigh Valley All-Star twice and was an all-area selection as a senior. The sophomore midfielder/forward was also selected to the USA Field Hockey Women’s National Indoor Team last April, along with former Owl Amber Youtz. “I think she is very explosive,” coach Marybeth Freeman said. “She loves to have the ball, which is good. She’s learning that she can be equally as threatening and dynamic when she gives a possession pass as well. I think that’s how you develop the overall player.” Last season, Brown started all 21 of the Owls’ games, totaling one assist and two goals, including the gamewinning score in the Owls’ come-from-behind overtime victory against Providence College Oct. 3, 2014. “I think I have a better field sense [than I did last year],” Brown said. “I obviously knew how to play the

Coach David MacWilliams said early on he has been impressed with Doerner’s soccer IQ and personality. Despite being in the U.S. for “I think [Doerner’s] only one month, Doerner knowledge of the game and earned a spot in the Owls’ his engine are what really starting lineup. He has to- help us,” MacWilliams said. taled four shots on goal in the “He reads the game very well team’s 2-0-1 and works exUP NEXT start. tremely hard. Owls vs Rider T h e Hermann is a Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. freshman great kid.” played all 90 minutes in the Doerner’s motivation on Owls’ 2-0 win against Penn the field stems from his ultiState, which was ranked No. mate goal—playing profes25 in the National Soccer sional soccer. He hopes his Coaches Association of Amer- time at Temple, both in the ica coaches’ poll coming into classroom and on the field, the game. will aid his progress. “Sometimes there’s spite “I want to become a proon the team when someone is fessional soccer player,” Doplaying over you, but there’s erner said. “That was my goal none toward [Doerner] at all,” in Germany and it’s still my junior defender Matt Mahoney goal here. I played at all the said. “He’s been able to come fields in Germany, and it’s in and get the job done the pretty cool to see all the fans. I right way. He’s only a fresh- was with the team in Frankfurt man, but he acts like an up- for a few weeks, and I enjoyed perclassman already. He jokes it, so it’s a big goal of mine to around easily and gets along become a pro player.” with everyone on the team, and those are not traits that a * daniel.newhart@temple.edu T @danny_newhart lot of people possess.”

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Sophomore midfielder Maiyah Brown passes the goalkeeper in a game earlier this season. Brown scored 36 goals and tallied 22 assists in her high school career.

game with the skills and things like that, but I think there is more to it, like the mental aspect. I definitely learned a lot from the upperclassmen this year and last year.” As a freshman last season, Brown attempted 12 shots, putting eight of her attempts on goal. Deck said Brown, who

has put two of her four shots on goal in 94 minutes this season, has become more of a leader during her sophomore campaign. “It’s very difficult coming in as a freshman with a good skillset because you don’t want to step on the seniors’ shoes at all,” Deck said. “At the same time, you want her to

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ing the jersey, you feel really good.” Asci started playing volleyball in the sixth grade. Her mother, Nejla, has represented Turkey nationally in judo and is now a physical education teacher in Ankara. Huseyin, her father, was on the Turkish national handball team and is the general director of sports in Turkey. Both wanted Asci to find a sport she could excel in. “There is less running [in volleyball], and I hate running,” Asci said. “I love team sports more than anything and I didn’t like basketball that much, so I just played volleyball.” After her junior year of high school, Asci transferred to Başkent University’s Ayse Abla College, where she led her team to a second place finish in the Turkish Championships. After graduating, Asci, who has played in all six of the Owls’ games this season—totaling 91 kills—came to the United States to play for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While trying to adapt to a new environment, Asci’s love for volleyball began to fade again. The Turkish native’s time at UNC

make a statement for herself, and she did that. But now she feels more comfortable with the girls and I think she knows that we expect a lot out of her.” In the summer, Brown was one of the players on the team who stayed on campus to work out and practice. Freeman said the standard set by Brown this offseason was ben-

Charlotte became troublesome. Asci said a rift with teammates formed after disrespectful comments about her hygiene became a daily occurrence.

I was not “ feeling the team

in Charlotte. I like playing more happy and smiling.

Irem Asci | sophomore outside hitter

“I was not feeling the team in Charlotte,” Asci said. “I like playing more happy and smiling, not being so stressed.” When former UNC Charlotte coach Gokhan Yilmaz left the program in early 2015, he contacted coach Bakeer Ganesharatnam about Asci transferring. The two coaches’ relationship led her to become an Owl.

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Senior linebacker Tyler Matakevich tallied thee sacks to lead the Owls, and senior defensive lineman Nate D. Smith followed with two sacks. In total, seven Temple players got to Hackenberg in the game. “Everybody’s got their job to do,” Smith said. “On certain plays you gotta go this way. You gotta make a right, make a left. Everybody just did their jobs and after you do the job, make the play.” Temple’s defense, which recorded 26 sacks in 2014, set the standard at 40 sacks for itself this year. The unit is one-fourth of the way to its goal after one game. “It comes from inside of the team like everybody has that drive, that competition,” Finch said of the team’s desire to sack the quarterback. “If some guy gets two sacks, some guy gets one, I’m trying to get two. I didn’t even get a sack. I was kind of disappointed.” On its first three drives of Saturday’s game, Penn State’s offense totaled 10 points and 131 yards of offense and converted four first downs. Temple’s defense shut the Nittany Lions out for the rest of the contest, limiting Penn State to five first downs and 49 yards of offense


get a sack. I was kind of “I didn’t even disappointed.”

Redshirt freshman Kip Patton walks into Penn State sophomore safety Marcus Allen.

Sharif Finch| junior defensive lineman

eficial to the team. “The team loves being around her,” Freeman said. “When there’s a positive character like Maiyah on the team, it can only be beneficial for the team as a whole.” * matt.cockayne@temple.edu T @mattcockayne55

“She is very coachable, a hard worker, and I think she has a very competitive nature,” Ganesharatnam said. “She is also a very pleasant individual and people like to be around her.” Besides Ganesharatnam’s respect for Asci’s talent, he understands Asci’s relationship with volleyball. “Me as a player, I actually quit volleyball once,” Ganesharatnam said. “I was just burnt out mentally, physically and I had some injuries, but after a year I realized how much I loved it, I got back into it. If you love volleyball, the sport will always bring you back.” When Asci arrived at Temple, sophomore outside hitter Dara Peric made Asci feel at home. Booking the same flight home from Temple in May, the Belgrade, Serbia native and Asci shared a bond off the court. “Since I am not from here, I know how she is feeling right now and how difficult it can be to adjust,” Peric said. “She is actually one of my best friends on the team, and she understands everything that I am going through as well, so it adds to our relationship.” * connor.northrup@temple.edu T @ConnorNJ4life

after its first two possessions. Defensive coordinator Phil Snow predicted the Owls’ defensive fate prior to kickoff. “Coach Snow before the game told us, ‘[Penn State] is going to come out and score on their first drive and probably score on the second,’” Matakevich said. “‘Then you guys are going to relax.’ And that is what happened. He is a mind-teller.” The Temple defense held Hackenberg to 11 completions on 25 attempts for 103 yards Saturday. The Owls’ pass rushers put pressure on the quarterback even when they were unable to bring him down—specifically on third down, as Temple held Penn State to 2 of 13 on thirddown attempts. Coach Matt Rhule credited Snow and the rest of the defensive coaching staff along with his players’ execution for the defensive success. “They went from three down to four down, max blitz, three-man rush,” Rhule said of the defensive play calls. “They gave them a lot of defensive looks and I thought our defensive line made a lot of plays.” * owen.mccue@temple.edu T @Owen_McCue





Rowing and crew bring in recruits The rowing team added 11 recruits this summer with a variety of experience. By DANIELLE NELSON The Temple News When junior Lea Millio first saw the Owls’ roster, she was taken aback by its size. Coming from Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill, Millio was accustomed to a smaller team. Although Temple’s roster was larger, Millio said she was impressed with the relationship

11 new recruits last year during visits and is eager to make them feel a part of the squad. “Myself and other members of the team are really excited to bring them right in,” Millio said. “So they can jump in with the rest of the team and start the season.” The Owls have eight rowers, two coxswains and one athlete without any rowing experience in their freshman class. While experience played a significant role in the recruiting process, there were other things that stood out to the coaching staff. “They are all very fast,” assistant coach Alyssa O’Donnell said. “They are all very strong. They are all very driven. They are tall, which we love. They want to work

“They want to come into a program that makes a difference, and we are all about that.” Alyssa O’Donnell | assistant coach

the squad had with the coaches and how close the athletes were. “I loved that when I was a freshman, the seniors and juniors all came up to me and talked to me too,” Millio said. “They really brought me right in.” Now the role is reversed. Millio met some of the Owls’

hard. They want to come into a program that makes a difference, and we are all about that.” Although the athletic cuts happened more than one year ago, O’Donnell said that it is one of the questions she is often asked about during the recruitment process. “A lot of the times when you

Google ‘Temple’s women’s rowing’ or ‘Temple rowing,’ what comes up is that we were cut, unfortunately,” O’Donnell said. “But that is very much significantly in the past, you know, on the back burner.” The once condemned East Park Canoe House, which is under renovation and is set to be opened by the summer of 2016, has helped boost recruiting. “One of the things that you realize with recruits is how much facilities and gears play a huge role in their interest,” O’Donnell said. “They want to know who is your gear sponsor and how much gear do you get and what your facilities are like. But we have brand-new facilities and we are opening a brand-new boathouse in the spring. So you really couldn’t ask for a better answer for their questions when it comes to the facilities.” After Temple won three medals—gold, silver and bronze— and placed fourth at the American Athletic Conference Championship in May, coach Rebecca Smith Grzybowski said the 11 recruits will aid in the program’s goal of making it to the NCAA Rowing Championships in the future. “We anticipate all of them making a significant impact over their four years with the team,” Grzybowski said. “That’s why we recruited them and we are excited to help them all develop into [Division I] varsity rowers.” * danielle.nelson@temple.edu T @Dan_Nels

Ice hockey

As a player, you don’t realize “ how much work goes into it away from the bench.” Jerry Roberts | former general manager

By STEPHEN GODWIN The Temple News When Jerry Roberts played for the Owls he doubted coaching was very hard. After he took over as the Owls’ coach in 2009, that perspective changed. Roberts coached the Owls to a 15-12-1 record during the 2009-10 season. The next year he coached the team to the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II National Tournament with a 20-12 record. The following season, Roberts’ team stumbled to a 9-18 record. Determined to bounce back and armed with a team of experienced veterans, Roberts guided the team to a 17-12 record in 2012-13, but the Owls missed the ACHA D-II Southeast Regional tournament by one point. The disappointment led to Roberts quitting after the season to spend more time with his family. “I would say it was way harder than I thought it was going to be,” Roberts said. “I think as a player you think the job is just showing up to practice and games and calling out wild drills. As a player, you don’t realize how much work goes into it away from the bench.” With the arrival of Roman Bussetti this season, Temple’s ice hockey team has had eight different coaches

By DANIELLE NELSON The Temple News Even after the crew program was reinstated last year, local high school rowers from the St. Joe’s Gillin Boat Club and others on boathouse row were still hesitant about rowing for Temple. So when St. Joseph’s Preparatory School rower Steve Gennaro surprised his teammates with his decision to row for the Owls, his friends were a little skeptical. “All of my friends were like ‘Why would you want to go there?’” Gennaro said. They just cut the program, they can do it again, blah, blah, blah.’” After much thought, Gennaro came to Temple. “Coming here and seeing that the program was literally cut like one year ago, like it didn’t exist, and then they brought it back is looking like it’s coming back stronger than ever,” Gennaro said. “That kind of interested me to be a part of something that is not completely new. It’s just restarting.” While there are some Philadelphia natives, like Gennaro, added to the roster this season, many of the new recruits are from various parts of the world including Chicago, Massachusetts and England. There are 12 freshman recruits, one transfer and another pending transfer who should be on the team in the Spring, assistant coach Brian Perkins said. All 13 recruits are rowers, which means no coxswains were added to the roster. The team currently has five veteran

coxswains, who are not qualified to be novice coxswains because they have rowing experience. A novice coxswain can be any student on campus without experience and the coaching staff is looking to add two novice coxswains this fall. “So in the fall, what we are going to do is find someone on campus,” Perkins said. “There are 38,000 people on campus, 5,000 freshmen came in, there has to be a coxswain on campus.” Next year, the crew team will be graduating 18 rowers. With that in mind, the coaching staff will invest much of their time this season in creating future leaders out of the new addition to the program. “We need to replace these 18 guys who are graduating with these 13, 14 guys,” Perkins said. “So they need to step up and be leaders immediately. Some of them will get a shot at the varsity 8, but a lot of them are going to row freshmen 8 and they need to develop and be ready to step into a leadership role, boom, their sophomore year. This senior class has a lot of potential and they are going to be hard to replace.” Although all nine of the rowers from the varsity 8 boat returned this season, the team realizes that some freshmen have the potential to row in the varsity 8 boat. “Yes, 99.9 percent sure two of them will be in the varsity 8” sophomore Collin Mckinney said. “There are two recruits who I think are gonna be what we need this year to help finally get that last push to put Temple back to where it used to be.”

* danielle.nelsson@temple.edu T @Dan_Nels

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For ice hockey club, a coaching carousel The ice hockey team has had eight different coaches since 2000.

The crew team added 12 freshman recruits and one transfer to its roster.

since 2000. Den Sweeney coached the team during the 2001-02 season, but left after the 200203 season. Mike Hufford and Alex Luboff served as cocoaches during the 2003-04 season. Luboff returned as an assistant coach to head coach Jamie Sabatino in the 200405 season, but only lasted through the 2005-06 season. Aaron Voegtli instructed the team from 2006 to 2009, but left for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in June 2009. “It was one of those situations where he left during the summer and the team was left stranded to find someone,” Roberts said. “I don’t want to paint Aaron in a bad picture. Aaron did a lot for the club. Aaron is one of the biggest reasons the club made that next step to be more competitive at each level. It was just the opportune time for him. He wasn’t looking to screw the club over, but the opportunity just came for him.” Ryan Frain relieved Roberts in the 2013-14 season, but the team struggled to a 12-9-3 record. Temple bounced back in the 2014-15 season with a 16-10-2 record, but fell short of the regional tournament again. Frain responded by resigning this past April to focus more on his job as a marketing specialist for Farmers Insurance.

“As a head coach, you take a sense of pride in the work you put in, and I guess competitiveness too, and you want to put your team in the best position to win and be successful,” Frain said. “When other things get in the way of that, especially my situation here with work, it’s just one of those things where you have to do what’s best for the team.” Bussetti took over this season after spending time with seven different organizations at various levels during his 20 years of coaching. Bussetti is in position to stay for a longer stint than past coaches since he already has his family established in the area and conveniently works at Temple’s home ice rink, the Flyers Skate Zone. “When I got the interview they were basically looking for somebody that was going to be able to stick around,” Bussetti said. “I told them I would be around for at least three years. It’s three years, and then it comes down to if the program is successful and we’re building, and we’re doing well then I have to believe that they would want to keep me aboard.” * steven.godwin@temple.edu T @StephenGodwinJr


ple’s roster signed their name and scribed at least one note of encouragement on the large, white boards. Less than five minutes after the Owls’ display of support for their injured teammate, Kerkhoff made a surprise appearance with the help of teammate Madison Hileman and graduate athletic trainer Erika Johnson. One-by-one, the Owls walked over to hug Kerkhoff as she laid under the shade of a tree with her right leg propped up and crutches by her side. The outpouring of support for Kerkhoff has not been limited to her teammates, said coach Seamus O’Connor. “It’s just amazing to see how Temple Athletics and Temple University responded, from President [Neil] Theobald on down,” O’Connor said. “He reached out to us, [Athletic Director] Dr. [Pat] Kraft reached out to us, [Senior Associate Athletic Director] Larry [Dougherty] was in constant contact with us, and even though everybody’s mind was on the Penn State


Shauni Kerkhoff clears the ball against Loyola in a 4-0 win.

sustained a dislocated kneecap and McKeown is still under evaluation. McKeown’s injury

going to get the opportunity to come back for us next year and hopefully provide some

is a silver lining in this. She’s going to get the “There opportunity to come back for us next year.” Seamus O’Connor | coach

football game, it just meant seems to exclusive to her upa lot to us to see everybody per body as she could be seen thinking about Shauni.” wearing a wrap that spanned Injuries became an un- from her right shoulder down fortunately common theme to her forearm. throughout the weekend for There is no timetable yet the Owls, as redshirt junior for the return of DiTaranto Gina DiTaranto and sopho- or McKeown, but O’Connor more Gabriella said Kerkhoff, UP NEXT McKeown who underboth went Owls at New Hampshire went surgery down in Friday night, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Temple’s 3-2 is surely done overtime loss to Lehigh on for the year. Sunday. “There’s a silver lining in O’Connor said DiTaranto this,” O’Connor said. “She’s

leadership because we’re going to apply for that redshirt waiver and hopefully the NCAA gives it to us. Freshman Jordan Nash will be the Owls’ starting goalkeeper in Kerkhoff’s absence. “She’s helped me so much,” Nash said of Kerkhoff. “I couldn’t have asked for anyone better than her.” * tom.reifsnyder@temple.edu T @tom_reifsnyder



Roman Bussetti is the eighth coach for the Owls ice hockey club in the last 15 years. PAGE 21



Tyler Matakevich and Jahad Thomas honored by The American, Will Cummings signed with the Houston Rockets, other news and notes. PAGE 19

Maiyah Brown is taking on a larger role under new coach Marybeth Freeman. PAGE 20



women’s soccer



Temple 27 | Penn State 10


Three Owls were injured in the team’s two games this weekend. By TOM REIFSNYDER The Temple News


he timing was nearly perfect. Moments after sophomore midfielder Elana Falcone scored to give Temple a one-goal lead against Lehigh University Sunday, the team performed a unique celebration to honor injured senior goalkeeper Shauni Kerkhoff. Kerkhoff, the American Athletic Conference’s Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year, is out for the season with a broken right fibula, which she suffered in the first half of the Owls’ 2-1 loss to the University of Pennsylvania on Friday. As the players grouped together and began running towards Temple’s home crowd, Falcone’s older sister, Tianna, picked up three handdecorated signs and hurried them over to the sideline. Each player took hold of at least one of the signs as they faced the crowd and shouted, “We love you, Shauni!” The signs read, “Praying for #0,” “This one is for you” and “We love Shauni!” In addition to those messages, each player on Tem-



Tyler Matakevich (center) and Tavon Young celebrate during the Owls 17-point victory against Penn State Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. It was the first time Temple defeated the Nittany Lions since 1941.

The Owls totaled 10 sacks in their historic victory. By OWEN McCUE Assistant Sports Editor


FTER the Owls’ eighth sack of the game, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg walked

slowly toward his team’s sideline shaking his head—almost in disbelief of what was happening. The Owls sacked Hackenberg 10 times—an American Athletic Conference record—in Temple’s 27-10 victory Saturday against the Nittany Lions. Junior defensive lineman Sharif Finch said the hits took more than a physical toll on the quarterback. “When you hit him a lot, he’s going to get rattled,” said


Finch, who had an interception return to the Penn State two-yard line in the win. “We looked into his eyes and he was dazed out there. He was not locked in like he was in the beginning of the game. ... We saw the look on his face and that’s when we turned it up.” Wearing down Penn State’s quarterback took a group effort from Temple’s defense.



Jahad Thomas (left) celebrates in the end zone with teammates.


Doerner pursues dreams of professional career

Discovering a new love for the game

Hermann Doerner came to the United States from Germany to chase a future in professional soccer.

After nearly ending her volleyball career five year ago, Irem Asci found her passion for the game with the help of a new coach.

By DAN NEWHART The Temple News Hermann Doerner walked down the hallway to his first floor meeting at Morgan Hall, a little hesitant and unsure of what to expect. After arriving at Temple in mid-August, the freshman midfielder was getting used to a new environment and culture. When he walked into the meeting room, reality set in. “There are 20 athletes on my floor, including the whole football team,” said Doerner, who hails from Bad Nauheim, Germany. “When I went to the meeting, everyone was taller and it was like I looked up to everyone. In Germany this kind of thing does not happen to me a lot.” While in Europe, he

played for the under-18 German national team and captained the Eintracht Frankfurt U19 squad. With athletic scholarships non-guaranteed at German universities, Doerner came to the United States with his future in mind. “I think to play soccer and study here at the same time, I wanted to do that,” Doerner said. “Also, when I can speak English fluently, it will be very good for the future. That’s the main reason.” The Owls’ coaching staff, as well as Doerner’s teammates has tried to make him comfortable at Temple and ease the adjustment process by doing team activities. Last weekend, the team took a trip to the football team’s home opener against Penn State on Sept. 5.

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Everything is very good—the university, the city, and the people I’ve met are very nice.”

During her freshman year of high school in 2010, Irem Asci sat down to talk with her parents inside her home in Ankara, Turkey. With volleyball season approaching, she told them she was considering quitting the sport. “It was a really hard time, going to school, while playing on the club team and high school team,” the Owls’ sophomore outside hitter said. “I was getting bored and I was not getting anything out of it. My mom and dad said ‘If you are not happy, you can quit, it’s your life’.” After an invite to play for the Turkish junior national team, Asci could not walk away. She wanted the opportunity to represent her county in the Junior Women Balkan Volleyball Championship and the Belgium Tournament. Asci and Turkey won both tournaments. “The national team was more rallies, more competition and I was like, ‘I am not going to quit now,’” Asci said. “Going out of the country and being with the national team, wear-




Hermann Doerner dribbles the ball against Penn State last Friday.

“My coaches looked after me a lot, and my team is cool,” Doerner said. “They called me all the time, and that made it an easy decision to come here.



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Volume 94 Issue 3  

Issue for Tuesday September 8 2015

Volume 94 Issue 3  

Issue for Tuesday September 8 2015


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