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Voters report not being on poll lists Many students were forced to cast provisional ballots on Election Day. SEAN CARLIN JOEY CRANNEY The Temple News
The Church of the Advocate, near Main Campus, hosted Black Panther conferences in its heyday, but today sits crumbling. |ALI WATKINS TTN
Waiting for Reconciliation A former home to the civil rights movement is now in a state of disrepair. ALI WATKINS The Temple News
n industrial buzz flickers to life as haphazard fluorescent light bulbs splash the massive sanctuary of The Church of the Advocate in speckles of light. The sound of footsteps bounces off of the
cold concrete walls, and shadows of towering stone pillars command the space’s Gothic style. But despite the stark appearance, Kemah Washington is noticeably at home. “I remember my first time in here,” he said. “It was just so big and so huge...you hear echoes. I just told my mom, ‘Mom, I’m scared, I don’t like it here.’” He chuckles at the notion, an irony given that he ultimately wound up spending his life in this very sanctuary. He has grown with it, seen it rise, fade,
Pitt, Penn State question rally Temple hosted a conference with representatives from fellow state-relateds. LAURA DETTER The Temple News Student government leaders from the four state-related schools could not reach agreement on the future actions and mission of the Pennsylvania Association of State-Related Students at its conference on Saturday, Nov. 10. Temple Student Government, along with representatives from Lincoln University, Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh, convened on Main Campus to discuss the annual PASS rally at the state capital in Harrisburg, Pa., and the direction of the association. “We all agree we need to move forward. It is just a matter of how we do that,” TSG Student Body President David Lopez said. “I think what we came down to was taking on a role beyond just college affordability,
tuition and budget cuts.” The four schools elected TSG Director of Government Affairs Darin Bartholomew as the interim executive director of PASS, voted to have an advocacy day in Harrisburg for all the student government leaders and decided to table the decision about the annual rally until after the spring conference. “All and all it did go well,” Lopez said. “Not as well as initially planned and we went in there with an agenda set, but we kind of veered away from it a little bit.” One of the major discussions on Saturday was the continuation of PASS rally at the state capital, which was sheduled for Jan. 31, 2013. Lopez said the rally will no longer be held that day, if it all. “For Lincoln and Temple, we have these rallies and they mean so much and a lot of students show up for them because we do know how to rally our forces,” Lopez said. “We both were very positive and optimistic about what this rally could be
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deteriorate and rise again. The son of the Advocate’s late pastor, the Rev. Paul Washington, Kemah knows the divine mandate that comes with the Advocate’s name, and the sovereign, profound mission it represents to its struggling community. Nestled in between row homes at the intersection of 18th and Diamond streets, today, the looming shadow of the Advocate seems just slightly out of place, as if picked up from 13th century France and placed on a North Philadelphia corner. Its ornate stained glass
and flying buttresses bear scars of its surroundings; many of its windows have shattered panes, and interior supports have been weakened by water damage. Netting hangs across the massive vaulted ceiling, protecting visitors from falling debris, and caution tape creates a barrier between churchgoers and their tragically beautiful sanctuary. Inside, a green rusted gargoyle stands mounted on a pedestal, removed from the roof due to the danger of it falling on the streets below. Despite all of its scars, the
church is still standing. The George W. South Memorial Church of the Advocate, officially named after the wealthy Philadelphia businessman whose estate funded its construction, was built between 1890 and 1897 in the Gothic Revival style under the design of the famous church architect Charles Marquedent Burns. The ornate stained glass windows were constructed by one of the leading English glassmaking firm Clayton & Bell. At the time, the church was
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Shane Cohen had never voted before. The junior marketing major showed up at the Amos Recreation Center on 16th and Berks streets around 1 p.m. on Nov. 6 to cast a ballot for President Barack Obama. When Cohen asked a poll official for assistance, the official directed him into a “college line,” where multiple students voted provisionally despite having registered on time. Cohen had registered to vote at least three weeks before the election and received his voter registration card in the mail ahead of time, he said. Cohen was directed to vote provisionally without giving his name or offering his registration card, he said. “No one even asked my name or if I was registered,” Cohen said. “I said, ‘Do I go to the machine now?’ and he said, ‘No, you’re done.’” Though President Obama carried Pennsylvania as part of his re-election, Cohen and hundreds of other students were forced to vote provisionally.
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Professor Edna Foa, now at Penn, was nominated by a former student. JOHN MORITZ Assistant News Editor
In front of her window overlooking the Center City skyline, Edna Foa has a picture of one of her many honors. Four skyscrapers, each one lit up as if in celebration of sports championship, spell out “WOAR Honors Edna Foa.” The tribute downtown is just one of many notable honors Foa has received in her more than 40 years researching the psychology of anxiety disorders. However, as Foa puts it, she has never received an award celebrating her role as a teacher, in fact, she said she never thought of herself as a teacher in a formal sense. For Richard McNally, another award-winning psychologist at Harvard University, Foa was more than just a teacher, she has been both a mentor and colleague for more than 30 years since their days working
Edna Foa recieved a $25,000 award after a former student nominated her for it. The two have established a 30-year working relationship.|SAM LEVINE TTN together at Temple. McNally recently honored Foa by nominating her for a major cash award for her work. In September 1982, McNally began working as an intern at the Temple Department of Psychology’s Behavioral Therapy Unit in the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Insti-
tute, under the clinical supervision of Foa. Foa, who was born in Israel and received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, was studying personality disorders in adults and their relation to human memory. Foa and McNally conducted experiments while working at Temple, hav-
ing patients memorize groups of words while in a mood state such as depression and later repeat those words while they were in a normal state and in their mood. The psychologists would try to find if there was a link between mood disorders
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centered in a predominately white, working class neighborhood, where it was intended to serve as the Episcopal Cathedral in Philadelphia and center of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. As the demographic in the area changed with the years, and the congregation dwindled, the church’s role in the community changed as well. Today, students and neighborhood residents walk past its blue historical marker on Diamond Street, completely unaware that they are passing by the former anchor of Philadelphia’s civil rights movement, the site of the first female ordination in to the Episcopal Church and the home of beloved and admired Father Washington. “They called this place the hub of the black power movement in Philadelphia,” Kemah Washington said. “Huey P. Newton, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver; you name it, they came through here...this was the place to be. [It was] just an amazing time.” Known for opening its doors to anyone, the oncefailing church was quickly turned into a thriving community of African-American empowerment through Washington’s efforts. Along with constant meetings and events, the church opened its doors for 1968’s National Conference on Black Power and the highly controversial Black Panther Conference in 1970. In 1974, 11 women were ordained at the church, the first in the world to do so a full two years before the practice was authorized by the Episcopal Church. “It was the place that peo-
ple looked to for leadership. That’s what Paul Washington did. He provided a kind of leadership,” said the church’s current Vicar, the Rev. Renee McKenzie-Hayward. “A lot of the great civil rights leaders in our country were from our city; Paul Washington was one of them.” Having lived through the church’s heyday as a child, Kemah Washington easily recalls the racial tensions and fears that were a constant force in the neighborhood. Despite efforts from police, FBI and CIA to crack down on Black Panther activity, Father Washington pushed forward. “My dad thought we had a right to defend ourselves. And he said that we have things inside our body that defend against infection, and disease,” Kemah Washington said. “So our body has a way of defending itself to stay alive, and he thought that we had to have that also. So he opened the doors.” As Father Washington facilitated groups and events, there came a growing discontent throughout the church, a concern that was rooted in its fundamental architecture. The building, congregation members said, was built to appeal to white Europeans. Its congregation base had shifted, and demographics no longer related. “During that period of time, people who came in to the church, as they looked around, they saw no stained glass window, nothing or no one with whom they could identify,” said Father Washington in a 1992 interview with the Rev. Ellen B. McKinley. “Everything was white, white, white.” It was at this crossroads that Father Washington com-
missioned 14 murals for the Advocate’s sanctuary, pieces of artwork that would ultimately become an inherent part of the church’s personality. The pieces, which are arguably the most well-preserved aspects of the sanctuary, depict the African-American experience in America and have been the source of wonderment and controversy for decades. “My dad wanted this to happen...they just wanted [artists Walter Edmonds and Richard Watson] to express how they felt, how black people felt about the moment in our lives,” Kemah Washington said, reiterating that many have been shaken by some of the images’ graphic nature. “[But] it’s the way we felt. It was the way the world treated us.” It is these murals that have helped the current church’s community form a relationship with more recent neighbors: Temple students. Jennifer Zarro, a professor who teaches “Race, Identity and Experience in American Art,” has been taking her classes to the church to forge connections and admire its often forgotten significance. “I’ve been taking students there every time I teach the class,” Zarro said. “Architecturally, it’s significant. Historically, it’s significant...it just fits in so perfectly with the gen-ed goals.” The interest from university students has led the Rev. McKenzie-Hayward to explore new avenues in building restoration and preservation. “Right now I’m in conversation with a professor from Temple, and she’s going to come and take a look at the murals,” the reverend said. “It
might become a project for some of the students to restore and preserve the murals.” For Kemah Washington, this restoration is personal. After his father passed in 2002, it’s been a painful process to watch the Advocate deteriorate. “It hurts to look up and see the netting, flakes are falling down. The water damage that’s here. It just hurts,” he said. “Now that my dad is gone and I’m here, I’m kind of feeling the same way. I just can’t...I can’t let this happen. I can’t see it happen.” In 1980, the church, widely considered one of the best examples of the American Gothic period, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It is also on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places and has been named a National Historic Landmark. The church itself has seen numerous transitions over the past century, Kemah Washington said. His father was brought in during the 1960s to revive the faltering congregation, which he did, as evidenced by the church’s presence in the 1960s. Kemah Washington cited financial complacency, facilitated by an interim pastor, as a source for much of the Advocate’s current struggles. “We kind of lost our way... We had some money, and we just kept drawing off of it. Now we’re at that critical point where we have to get ourselves together. Get our head above water. Get our resources back together, start raising some money,” said Kemah Washington, adding that an estimated $4 million would be required to make the necessary improvements. “Under the guidance of Pastor Renee, we’re getting to
that point.” Despite the rough exterior, both Kemah Washington and Rev. McKenzie-Hayward are confident in the Advocate’s mission: regardless of structure, the building still serves as a safe haven for all who need and want help. “[The church] has always lived up to the name of being the advocate,” the reverend said, stepping out from the church’s busy soup kitchen hour for a brief conversation. The church, she said, hosts youth basketball, summer programs, clothing giveaways and countless other ministries. It’s this mission that, Kemah Washington said, will always keep the Advocate – his advocate – alive. “On any given Sunday, you can find homeless people in the church, you can find somebody from the gay and lesbian community, white people, rich people, poor people,” Kemah Washington said. “I like to say that the same people that you found around Jesus Christ are the same people you find at the Church of the Advocate.” After a lifetime spent in the church, Kemah Washington continues to carry on his father’s legacy, determined to restore the Advocate to its former glory. Watching his father’s lifetime of ministry has profoundly inspired his own life of service, he said. “I know I’ll never be able to fill my dad’s shoes. But I can walk in the same footsteps as he did. And he walked in the same footsteps as Christ,” he said. “So if I’m walking in my dad’s footsteps, then I’m doing OK.” Ali Watkins can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kemah Washington (left) stands at The Church of the Advocate at 18th and Diamond streets. He was the son of its former reverend who commissioned 14 murals to be placed in the sanctuary (right). Washington has seen the church grow and now sees it at its most trying time. | ALI WATKINS TTN
Trustees approve funding for projects Demolition of the old medical school building highlighted funding approvals. SEAN CARLIN News Editor The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees approved three construction projects during the public session of its meeting last Thursday, Nov. 8. The most expensive of the projects was the demolition of the old medical school building at Broad and Ontario streets. Trustees approved $7.45 million that will be used to design and make renovations to relocate the 25 researchers who are still in the building, as well as the demolition of the building.
The 25 researchers who are in the building will be moved to the medical research building just north of the old medical school building on Broad Street after renovations are made to accommodate them. Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Anthony Wagner said renovations in the Medical Research Building should be complete by March 2013. After the current occupants are out, officials said they can start to dismantle the building. “In April of next year, we’ll start the decommissioning of the old medical school,” Wagner said. “We’ve got some equipment we’ve got to take out of there, there’s chemicals and things that have to be carefully disposed of so that’s part
of the decommissioning.” From July to September 2013, Wagner said asbestos will be removed from the building before demolition begins sometime next fall. The demolition would occur from October 2013 through May 2014, Wagner estimates. The trustees also approved $1.7 million in spending for the design and construction of office space for the new Temple Clinical Research Institute and Center for Bioethics, Urban and Health Policy. The project includes renovations of 8,000 square feet of vacant space on the second floor of Kresge Science Hall. The project will take approximately eight months to complete and will start soon, Wagner said. Only one project was ap-
proved that would impact Main Campus – a $400,000 project to renovate the stairs of Alter Hall. “What they want to do is improve the main entrance vestibule and the stairs,” Wagner said. “It’s intended to create a less congested entrance and exit situation for persons that are leaving and arriving at the building.” The project will create a new entry area large enough to allow safe movement in and out of the building, Wagner said. The stairs will be rebuilt, extended from the building an additional 5 feet, an intermediate landing will be added and there will be an improved riseto-tread ratio to make the stairs feel less steep. “The bottom line is it’s just going to provide much
easier access to the building,” Wagner said. During the renovations, Alter Hall will be accessible through Speakman Hall, Wagner said. The project hasn’t been designed yet, officials said. A timetable for the project is unclear. The Executive Committee also approved $4 million for the purchase of 142 dental units and a room refurbishment at Kornberg School of Denistry. Sean Carlin can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.
Advocacy methods uncertain PASS PAGE 1 by changing it, changing the format, and making it more positive and that way it will allow for us to be a little bit more effective in our messaging. But, that was not the same agenda that Pittsburgh or Penn State came in with.” Pittsburgh Student Government Governmental Relations Chair Robert Beecher said that it is difficult to recruit students to make the five-hour bus ride to Harrisburg, and his peers at Pittsburgh have been disappointed after departing rallies each of the past two years. Beecher and Penn State University Park Undergraduate Association Vice President Katelyn Mullen agreed that a rally with a large number of students combined with the negative messages of the past rallies is not the most effective method in contacting legislators. “Is it best that every time a legislator sees PASS, it is a massive group of students with the same message,” Mullen said in the conference. “That’s not how we appeal to them.” Senior Vice President for Governmental, Community and Public Affairs Ken Lawrence offered his advice to the association on Saturday afternoon. “Unless you are going to have a good rally, don’t have one,” Lawrence said. However, Lawrence recognized that, “students coming to Harrisburg is important and does make a difference.” At the end of the conference, the group compromised and decided to hold off on the decision to hold the annual rally until after the spring conference and, if the rally is held, delay the rally until after Gov. Tom Corbett presents the state budget. “It came down to whether or not we were going to have a rally and if it was going to be effective overall and how it was going to work,” Lopez said. “It was not necessarily a decision Temple was favorable of, but it still happened because we did need to reach some sort of compromise.” PASS was formed after the 2010 November midterm elections by the four state-related schools to create open discussion about state funding for higher education. The association has combatted appropriation cuts since then through advocacy including rallies. At the fall conference, the representatives of the four schools agreed that the association needed to expand beyond just the rally and Bartholomew will facilitate this transition as the interim executive director. Bartholomew is in charge of internal and external communications, organizing the conference and agenda items, and leading the creation of the new mission statement, constitution, and bylaws. At the conclusion of the conference, Lopez and his administration felt disappointed in the outcome, but knew Temple would still find a way to advocate for higher education funding. “We will do our best to make sure that if a PASS rally does not happen, we have something to replace it, something to compensate, and something to get our students just as active and just as involved,” Lopez said. The four state-related schools will convene in late January or early February 2013 at Penn State to vote on the rally and the future mission of the association. Laura Detter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Provisional ballots run low at some polls ELECTION PAGE 1 PennPIRG Program Associate Angela Lee said at least 557 Temple students had to vote provisionally, according to statistics gathered by the organization. Stephanie Wein, Temple’s organizer for PennPIRG, said the organization has a rough number of approximately 700 people who had to vote provisionally in the area around Main Campus. Though she said they aren’t all students, the majority of the demographic voting were from Temple. Lee said it’s unclear if all of the students who had to vote provisionally were registered, but was still shocked by the number. “The fact that all of these students thought they were registered and had to vote provisionally is pretty obscene,” Lee said. PennPIRG officials speculated outdated voter rolls at polling places throughout the city could have caused the high number of provisional ballots. Provisional votes are used to reconcile issues with registration, such as spelling of a voter’s name or voters who show up at the wrong poll location, and are typically counted at least a week after Election Day. Since the number of provisional ballots is normally negligible, provisional votes aren’t tallied until days after the election has been called. However, polling places across the city scrambled to facilitate provisional voters at numbers that could have reached thousands, PennPIRG officials estimated. Wein said many polling places had to send out for additional provisional ballots, and some had to make multiple trips. At the Norris Homes polling station at 11th and Berks streets, Mayor Michael Nutter, who had stopped by while campaigning with State Sen. Vincent Hughes for Obama, said he
had to put in a call to provide the polling place with more provisional ballots. At least 100 Temple students who registered to vote on time, filled out the proper documentation and showed up at the correct polling place were forced to vote provisionally, Wein said. Some students said they called registration offices days and weeks ahead of time and their registration in Philadelphia was confirmed, but their names didn’t appear on voting rolls on Election Day. “I saw students with registration cards that I submitted myself turned away from polling places,” Wein said. “It was not a failure of the students. It was not a failure of the [ o ff i c e ] registering them. It was a failure of the polling placAngela Lee / PennPIRG es.” program associate PennPIRG will follow the provisional votes to make sure that the ballots get cast. If the ballots aren’t counted, the group, along with other government watchdog organizations, could follow with complaints and litigation, Wein said. “We’re going to follow those names that were forced to vote provisionally and see if those votes do, in fact, show up as counted,” Wein said. “If we have a lot of provisional ballots not being counted, we’ll look into filing some form of formal complaint.” At polling places on 10th and Oxford streets and 16th and Berks streets, some Temple students were separated into “college lines” and forced to vote provisionally. Temple students who registered properly were told at voting places surrounding Main Campus that their names weren’t on the list and
“The fact that all
of these students thought they were registered and had to vote provisionally is pretty obscene.
that they had to fill out a provisional ballot. Wein said the number of those forced to vote provisionally leads her to believe that there is a greater problem. “You’re going to have students going to the wrong places and that’s what normal provisonals are for,” Wein said. “But the number of students on provisons who we know did everything right is what leads us to be pretty concerned.” At the Norris Homes polling station, freshman business major Alli Hefflinger said she registered to vote in August, was sent a sample ballot and had been provided with a voter registration card, but still had to vote provisionally. Many students who said they voted provisionally also admitted to registering late. PennPIRG Organizing Director Vanessa Wright said the city received more than 100,000 registration forms on Oct. 9, the last day Philadelphia voters could register. “I think what happened was that they didn’t process them fast enough,” Wright said. The city could also not have updated its rolls after redistricting following the 2010 U.S. Census. Temple students who registered an address at 1300 residence hall or Temple Towers could have been directed to the wrong polling place, a PennPIRG press release indicated. Wright oversaw voters at a recreation center on 10th and Oxford streets, where 176 of 796 votes cast were provisional. Sophomore reading studies major Brianna Addison arrived at 10th and Oxford at approximately 7:30 a.m. She said she was forced to vote provisionally, as was her roommate. “I thought it was a normal,” Addison said. “I didn’t realize it went down like it wasn’t supposed to.” Sophomore film major Craig Hacker arrived at the recreation center on 10th and Oxford streets later in the day, when more college students were there and were voting
(Top) Shane Cohen voted with a provisional ballot on Election Day at the Amos Recreation Center. (Bottom) Students and community members voted at The AME Union Church at 16th and Jefferson streets.| ABI REIMOLD TTN / KATE McCANN TTN provisionally. Hacker said he was initially told to vote provisionally, but asked poll workers to check for his name again and it was found in a different folder. Hacker said students were asked to wait in the “college line” separate from other voters. Freshman English major Julia Eckert showed up to vote at Penrose Recreation Center at 12th Street and Susquehanna Avenue, but voted provisionally after her name wasn’t on the
registered voters list. “He said people didn’t get processed in time,” Eckert said. “I was really mad. I didn’t even know what a provisional ballot was when I filled it out. I was really confused.” Eckert said she registered to vote in Philadelphia on Oct. 9. Eckert called home on Election Day and her dad told her she was on the voter roll in her home town of Delaware County, Pa. Eckert called her registration manager, who said she
wasn’t registered anywhere. PennPIRG registered more than 3,500 Temple students to vote. Officials said they are investigating why so many voters’ names weren’t on the rolls in the various polling places. Joey Cranney and Sean Carlin can be reached at email@example.com.
Researcher honored in 2010 by TIME Magazine AWARD PAGE 1 and memorization. After one year, McNally became Foa’s first post-doctoral fellow, and continued working under her direction until August 1984 when he left to become an assistant professor at the University of Chicago. “[McNally] is a genius,” Foa said. “He was very energetic...Everyone was partying and we were on the side writing papers.” While the pair’s time working together at Temple was short-lived – Foa also left to join the Medical College of Pennsylvania and then the psychology department at the University of Pennsylvania – they would spend the next 25 years collaborating on ideas, working on experiments and co-writing papers
and grants to further knowledge on the effects of anxiety disorders in society. “She influenced me theoretically as a researcher and as a clinician. When I established my Anxiety Disorders Clinic in 1986, I featured [Foa’s] innovative intensive exposure and response prevention treatment for OCD. This program is very effective, and my clinic was the only one in the Chicago area – a region comprising about six million people – to offer [Foa’s] program,” McNally said in an email. McNally’s anxiety disorder clinic, which used a sliding fee scale to assist poorer members of the community, became an inspiration for a few of McNally’s own students who set up
similar centers in San Diego and Wisconsin. In 1991, McNally moved to Harvard where he is now a director of clinical training for the Doctoral Psychology Program and head of the McNally Lab, which studies anxiety disorders. In her own work, Foa began focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder, specifically its role on soldiers returning from war and how the military can treat such disorders. For her development prolonged exposure therapy to combat-related PTSD, Foa was honored as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in 2010, an award she first thought was a joke. “I thought it was junk mail, I was going to delete it,” Foa said.
Two years later, Foa received another letter about an award that caught her by surprise, congratulating her for inspiring McNally to make a significant difference in the community. “I wrote him and I said, ‘I won some kind of award and it is called the Beckman Award, did you nominate me for it?’” Foa said. McNally had nominated her for the $25,000 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust, which was presented to Foa in Atlanta on Saturday, Nov. 10. The award trust was founded in 2008, and is given to college instructors who are nominated by former students for inspiring their contributions to society. “[McNally] is a major fig-
ure in psychology in general, and clinical psychology in particular, and he himself inspired many people in different areas,” Foa said, adding that within his field, McNally is sometimes viewed with controversy. “He likes to raise difficult questions, ethical and moral issues, as well as professional issues, so I don’t think in the area of clinical psychology there is a person who doesn’t know his name.” Beyond their professional ties, McNally and Foa both said they have maintained a close personal relationship throughout the years. Both attended the award ceremony in Atlanta during the weekend, where they also met with their spouses for dinner. Next week, both will be attending and speaking at the
46th Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Convention in National Harbor, Md., a continuation of their decades of work that began together at Temple. While the Beckman Award will be one of many decorating Foa’s office at Penn, for her the award carries a special meaning – her first in the area of teaching and nomination by a friend. “Well it’s always nice to be nominated for an award,” Foa said. “Especially for this one.” John Moritz can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU.
Political expert leads post-election discussion Professor Robin Kolodny talks about the impact of last week’s election. DOMINIQUE JOHNSON The Temple News Three days after Election Day, a teach-in was held in Anderson Hall to discuss the events following the results of the re-election of President Barack Obama. Robin Kolodny, an associate professor of political science at the College of Liberal Arts, led the forum and was amazed
by the turnout. Kolodny has appeared in numerous media reports during the election season for her expertise. “In terms of polarization, maybe we’re the 30/30/40 nation,” Kolodny began, directing attention to a graphic that demonstrated the way voters voted on Nov. 6. “Which means about 30 percent of the electorate chose Obama, about 30 percent either chose Romney or other candidates all together, and about 40 percent didn’t choose anyone.” Though both candidates were extremely close in the popular vote, the president powered to a strong victory, winning key
battleground states including Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia. Gov. Mitt Romney had closed the gap in recent weeks in Pennsylvania, but was unable to pull out a victory in the state. Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate, but Kolodny said it was impressive that they increased their numbers. They had 53 seats going into the election, but their caucusing members now stand at 55. “Let me tell you if you asked me a year ago if the Democrats were going to hold on to the Senate I would have said probably not.” Kolodny said. “This is really an interesting and puzzling outcome because
the House changed not at all, hardly.” Kolodny added that she expects major changes in the president’s cabinet, a standard way that presidential administrations tend to develop. “People don’t want to leave before the election because that looks like they don’t support the president,” she said. “But being a cabinet member is tough stuff, it is very draining, it is not well compensated, but there comes a time when either they have some differences with the president or they are just extremely drained.” With Hillary Clinton’s departure, Obama’s second term
could be filled with people who are not really well-known to voters. A shorter honeymoon period should also be expected, Kolodny said, which are the first two to four months after the president has been inaugurated. “Congress is more likely to give him what he wants or at least give him some leeway.” Kolodny said. Even though Obama had a very decisive Electoral College victory, he did it with fewer states than in 2008. Kolodny added that while the Electoral College is problematic, the reason for not getting rid of it is that it preserves
states as a political unit. Students in attendance said they felt the teach-in was useful in that it turned attentions away from cable news to political science experts. “I believe the teach-in was important to hear the views of an actual political scientist on the elections,” Gabriel StanglRiehle, a political science and history double major, said. Dominique Johnson can be reached at email@example.com.
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Voting for all voices
ore than 5,000 Temple students registered to vote due to the efforts of campus organizations, as Temple College Democrats president Dylan Morpurgo reports. While The Temple News applauds the efforts of students to take the proper steps toward having their voices heard, we’re disappointed to see that some students’ names were missing from voter rolls on Election Day. The Temple News is disheartened to hear so many university students were either turned away or made to feel like they were doing something wrong for participating in the democratic system, many of whom were voting for the first time. Hundreds to thousands of Temple students were forced to vote provisionally at off-campus polling stations on Tuesday, as estimated by PennPIRG officials, a consumer advocacy group that registered more than 3,500 Temple students to vote. The Temple News heard from students who were regis-
PASSing up unity
he Pennsylvania Association of State-Related Students held its conference last weekend, Nov. 10-11, at Temple, but instead of a conclusion of unity, representatives came away with a sense of division, as other schools expressed a need for more regionalized rallies. For the past two years, PASS has held a Rally for Higher Education at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., bringing the four state-related schools – Temple, Lincoln University, Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh – together in one centralized location to stump for funding for public higher education. This year, however, the rally is in jeopardy as Pittsburgh and Penn State argued for more regionalized, smaller rallies on or near the schools’ respective campuses. While it’s understandable that these schools would have difficulty making the trip to Harrisburg because of the grueling commute, it’s inexcusable that these schools would argue against a rally that brings all four state-related universities together in a showing of unity among Pennsylvania schools
Pennsylvania should update its system to prevent future registration issues. tered properly, yet told at offcampus voting places that their names weren’t on the list, as reported by Sean Carlin and Joey Cranney on Page 1. PennPIRG estimates that at least 550 Temple students were separated into “college lines” and asked to vote on a provisional ballot, a voting method used when a voter’s eligibility is in question. These ballots aren’t added into the equation until at least a week after Election Day. The encouragement of civic engagement at a young age was derailed for many Temple students, as they question what the value of their vote truly is when it’s counted a week after winners have been announced. The Temple News hopes the voting confusion of this election will push the city to update its systems and refine its practices to ensure that the no voices in Philadelphia are silenced. We hope that participating in the democratic process will be a practice instilled in both first-time and veteran voters no matter what boundaries arise.
State-related students need to be on the same page and be prepared to rally strong. when fighting for higher education funding. Pittsburgh and Penn State’s representatives also argued that meetings with legislators should be a higher priority. While these meetings are extremely important and vital to the funding of higher education in the state, they serve a different purpose than the loud, public statement made by the rally. Temple’s Senior Vice President for Governmental, Community and Public Affairs Ken Lawrence said: “Unless you are going to have a good rally, don’t have one.” The Temple News concurs that the rally must be well organized and deliver a large crowd, simply not having a rally is unacceptable. Although the governor hasn’t delivered a proposed appropriation for the state-relateds for the next fiscal year, and won’t for a few months, history has a tendency to repeat itself; PASS should be prepared to act if cuts are again proposed. The cost of travel is trivial when compared to the cost on students’ wallets that could ensue if their leaders aren’t prepared to speak up.
JULIANA COPPA TTN
Paul Conti plays, wearing part of his Halloween ninja costume, while his parents sift through the wreckage of their former Long Beach Island home on Nov. 10. Because the storm forced the family to evacuate, Paul missed Halloween festivities. The family was forced to leave their home. | ABI REIMOLD TTN
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GEARING UP FOR BIKING IN PHILLY Philadelphia has seen an explosion in bicycle prominence during the last several years. The 2008 mode share percentage of 1.63 percent may not sound too impressive, but it was the highest percantage of any city in America and tripled the national average of 0.5 percent. In 2009, the mode share percentage rose higher still, and represented a 151 percent increase from the previous decade. 3% 2.16%
“The freshman group, they
really drank the Kool-Aid. They really bought into the program.
Gavin White / crew coach
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Group work great for character
or college students nationwide, two words in the English language have the weight to make or break an entire semester. They can strike either fear or joy in the hearts of youth. I speak, of course, about group JESSICA SMITH projects. Since the dawn of time, professors have found it necesSmith argues that sary to include the infamous group projects aren’t group project in their syllabi. In response, students have soared going away, so to victory or crumpled in destudents should learn feat. There is no middle ground to maximize their where group projects are concerned and that reason alone experiences. contributes much to their notoriety. I recently stumbled upon an Internet meme that compared group projects to “The Hangover.” The character descrip-
tions were simple: one member is totally incompetent, one leaves the work to other people, one does everything and then goes crazy and one disappears until the very end. Judging by your initial reaction to the first paragraph, you have probably affiliated yourself accordingly. Does just the thought of another group project send you into crippling panic? Did you perk up a bit at the memory of an easy grade? Are you patiently reading and waiting for a point to be made because you’re so
indifferent about the idea in general? As a self-pronounced Phil/ Bradley Cooper, I can attest for the admitted apathy. There’s no point in stressing over one group assignment when I’m already cruising my way toward an A on my own, right? But it’s that belief that creates most of the trouble. Due to some utopian experiences with group projects in high school, we’re jaded. We assume that the two index cards about Guatemala we had to memorize for a 10th grade presentation amounts to
“As a self-
pronounced Phil/Bradley Cooper, I can attest for the admitted apathy.
the severity we’ll tackle at Temple. “In high school, all my projects were group projects,” said Niti Shah, a freshman prepharmacy major. “I preferred group projects to working alone – I was usually just the data collector.” However, there is much more at stake at the collegiate level. Professors expect an intense amount of effort from every student involved. This is usually enforced with personal grades built into group project grades – each individual in the group might be responsible for their own essay on top of the collaborative manifestation or a detailed outline depicting their handiwork. While this sounds like it benefits the hard workers,
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Marx important for strong classes
hen President Bill Clinton said “It’s the economy, stupid,” during his 1992 campaign, he uttered what is without question the finest political motto of our generation. But the famous LAURA ORDONEZ motto is really just a clear paraphrase of the “historical materialism” voiced by the bearded Ordonez argues that German thinker, Karl Marx. idea is this: If you having a functioning wantThe to understand how a poknowledge of litical system works, you better “The Communist first understand the economic system behind it. Human deManifesto” is velopment is advanced by ecoessential for students. nomics – duh. This self-evident notion is not that clear for first-time readers of Marx’s “Das Kapital,” the dense and dreary book that undergraduate students are sometimes required to read in their Mosaic II general education course. “Das Kapital” is a difficult read, especially for a gened course. In this work, Marx synthesized all his previous writings into a theoretical composition. Students should be
familiar with his early writings before jumping in. Otherwise, Marx would be impenetrable. Mosaic instructors should instead add to their syllabi Marx’s “The Communist Manifesto,” a pamphlet that predated most of the ideas discussed in “Das Kapital,” in a more engaging prose. In turn, students will be able to judge Marx as a fine critic of capitalism and grasp what he conveyed by socialism and communism. “In the United States, if you say you are a ‘socialist,’ people say you support Fidel [Castro], or a Soviet-style communism,” political science professor Joseph Schwartz said. “Given all the misconceptions about Marx, it is important to study with someone who reads Marx not in their way but in Marx’s way.” There are plenty of faulty beliefs surrounding Marx’s teachings, namely in “The Communist Manifesto,” that Mosaic instructors should clarify to students. For instance, Marx was not against capitalism. While this
might run contrary to popular belief, he thought, that for a certain phase of history, capitalism was essential – being the most innovative and dynamic productive system ever envisioned – to generate the wealth necessary to move into a classless society marked by the abolition of private property. When people think of communism, the Soviet Union or China usually come to mind. Since an industrialized nation was what Marx considered the best scenario for a workers’ revolution and the implementation of communism, he never would have sympathized with the premature Russian revolution – done in a peasant and backward society – or the despotic Chinese communist party. Rather than Mao Zedong, Lenin or Stalin, “workers are supposed to make history, not great man,” Schwartz said. Moreover, Marx was a believer of individual freedom as the basis of communism; in the “Manifesto,” Marx writes that “the free development of each is a condition for the free devel-
opment of all.” In his view, we are alienated from ourselves as productive creatures – we don’t have a claim on what we make – under any system of social organization before communism. What can be gained from the “Manifesto” goes beyond merely clearing up common fallacies. Studying Marx’s signature texts reveals economic policies that have been implemented throughout time, and alternative explanations for our recent economic woes. Think of globalization. Marx foresaw all of its ramifications more than a century ago. Capitalism transforms the world into a single market, with the nations of Europe, Asia and the Americas competing with each other. For Marx, failure to compete can lead to social disintegration. Second, capitalist growth is tension-ridden and irregular. As a consequence, it creates new problems as it overcomes old ones, thus affecting peo-
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To succeed, juggling is necessary
hen I was 8 years old, my mother took me to the circus for the first time. In between the acrobats and the lion tamer scenes, the juggler made an appearance. It ended up being one of my favorite acts. As he threw the pins EDWARD BARRENECHEA in the air, it was miraculous that none of them dropped to the Barrenechea argues ground. A professional juggler, someone who dedicated his that students time to his craft, was performmust learn not ing in front of my eyes. And to overcommit whenever it seemed like the act couldn’t be any more impresthemselves. sive, someone would throw an extra pin into the mix. As students, life throws us additional responsibilities while we are already overwhelmed with schoolwork. Other obligations like love, family and work come flying at us when we’re busy trying to keep everything else moving fluidly in the air. Unlike the trained juggler, most of us are not educated in prioritizing our duties correctly and everything seems mere seconds from crashing to the ground. Sometimes, we learn how
to manage our commitment through hardships. Soky Chhe, an ESL teacher and a graduate from Penn State, knows firsthand how difficult it is to balance full-time enrollment in school and part-time employment, while trying to maintain the basic necessities of survival. “I struggled a lot because I was carrying 15 to 17 credits, above the minimum requirement, because I wanted to graduate on time,” Chhe said. “Because my parents hardly ever gave me money, just $100 every few months, I had to make sure I worked to earn money just to get by.” Unfortunately, there are more than a few people like Chhe, people who don’t have the luxury of a bottomless bank account, on Main Campus.
Some people have to work up to 40 hours a week on top of 17 credit hours in the classroom and about 12 hours of studying at home. Another obligation that can sometimes obstruct scholastic achievement is love. When all the stress feels like it’s crushing you, your significant other can end up on the receiving end of your move to the brink of insanity, or even making it worse. As a couple, the time you spend with your loved one is crucial. However, working and studying like a machine can make it hard to manage that, and can even make you resent each other for getting in the way of other priorities. If you’re not careful, this dilemma can sabotage a relationship indefinitely. Other responsibilities students tend to commit to are extracurricular activities. Clubs
students end up with way too much on their plate and not nearly the appetite they thought they had.
and organizations are the backbone of the social unification of a university and can be a great way to meet new friends or develop skills or connections that can help you professionally down the road. But you need to be careful to avoid overcommitting your time. Some college students inadvertently end up with way too much on their plate and not nearly the appetite they thought they had. Prioritizing responsibilities can seem very daunting at first, but it will save your life in the long run. Take the time to schedule your workload, and if possible, do not commit to new obligations that you cannot handle. Do not be afraid to reject work that may interfere with your goals. Use your judgment. Even the best jugglers needed years of practice to learn to balance everything that well. Edward Barrenechea can be reached at email@example.com.
“The notions that we need to know what’s in our food and that food should not be harmful have not been defeated. It’s a question of finding the right strategy.”
On nytimes.com in “The Food Movement Takes a Beating”
“Yes, both initiatives sound like protectionism, but they make sense in a city with an unemployment rate substantially higher than either the state or national levels.”
Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Board,
On philly.com in “Good to see city take steps to bring more jobs to town”
“A smart energy policy does not offer one fuel a significant advantage over all others based on half-truths and misperceptions that are repeated and perpetuated by politicians and the media. What America needs is a truly comprehensive and fact-based energy policy — one that incorporates coal, natural gas and other affordable fuels that have proved they can compete in the private market without significant government backing.”
On washingtontimes.com in “U.S. energy strategy requires gas and coal”
“So how is it possible to be creative? Fortunately nature gave us a solution, which in the context of human culture we call science. Not science reduced to the Methods section of a paper, but science as a ‘way of being,’ where not only is uncertainty celebrated, but so too are possibility, diversity and openness. In other words ... play.”
On cnn.com in “Why science is like play”
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
“Have you ever had
trouble balancing school and a relationship?
IMAN SALAM TTN
OPINION DESK 215-204-7416
“I like reserving a certain day of the week for my girlfriend to balance things out.”
“Yes, because the significant other would always want to spend time with you during your time out of class.”
“Not really. It’s necessary the other person understands that your school work is an important part of your life too.”
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KATHY DEAN SAYS ON “OWL COLLECTIONS, DÉCOR TAKE FLIGHT ON MAIN CAMPUS” ON NOV. 9 AT 9:43 A.M. Great collection, something we didn’t know about you! Would love to see these in person.
NOLAN SAYS ON “NOT JUST FOR JOCKS: KINESIOLOGY MAJORS WORK HARD FOR DEGREES, TOO” ON NOV. 5 AT 10:43 P.M.
REALLY!!!!!!!!!!?????? This article must be a joke. Come to MSU and we will show you how much of a joke it is compared to other science majors to get into PA, PT, DPM school. Physiology Major at MSU: Advanced Physio 1 and 2, Advanced BioChem 1 & 2 (both of which are actually more challenging than actual med schools Physio and BioChem), Orgo 1 & 2 (both actually kinda easy but not required for KIN majors), Physical Chem, MicroBio, Human Anatomy (one step higher than Anatomy required for KIN majors), Bio 1 and 2. KIN Majors: Chem 1, Physics 1 (don’t even need Chem or Physics 2), INTRO to Physio (what my Physio class goes over in 3 weeks of our Adv. Physio class they cover in 15 weeks), Anatomy (less challenging than my anatomy class), then a bunch of EASY KIN classes. I have a 3.33 GPA in a major that is considered one of the more challenging majors amongst med students, but I know for a fact that if I was a KIN major I would have at least a 3.6 GPA. Half the classes that are KIN classes are easy at least 3.5 classes. KIN major is the easiest major to take to get into PA, PT, or DPM school. In my mind, a 3.5 GPA as a KIN is equivalent to a 3.2 GPA in a high science major. People that barely finish above a 3.0 as a KIN major don’t deserve to go to DPM school
PILUTTI SAYS ON “TRANSFER HAPPY WITH MOVE” ON NOV. 4 AT 12:26 P.M.
Delaware won 3 games this year, and their leading scorer had 3 goals… I think UD has some regrets…Maybe sticking with U.S based players is a better strategy that constantly importing foreigners not only at UD but other D1 programs in this country…
Marx’s ‘Manifesto’ belongs in the classroom MARX PAGE 5
ple’s living standards along the way. In this regard, our country experienced the humanization of capitalism through the betterment of the living standard of working people. Labor laws, welfare benefits, progressive taxation, minimum wage and public education were reforms proposed by Marx, which under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration proved to be necessary for the survival of our capitalist society.
As in Marx’s time, we relate freedom to economic wellbeing and the absence of pressing needs such as shelter and food. Marx assessed freedom considering not just people’s choices but the conditions under which they happen. After all, are you really free when your life revolves around making ends meet? Economic stability leads to another of Marx’s insights with enduring appeal. He thought the gap between the wealth of capitalists and the impoverishment
of the working class would generate class conflict and the triumph of workers’ revolution. This is the so-called “class warfare” some conservative legislators and media personalities refer to when they accuse President Barack Obama of being a “socialist” anytime he tries to narrow such gap by raising taxes on the rich. But how many private companies or banks has Obama nationalized? Zero. Temple students should not be fooled by these type of
claims. Once again, it is imperative to combat misconceptions regarding Marx and socialism, the best way of which is studying his signature text. If taught properly, Marx’s “Manifesto” can help us understand our own role in the power relations that sustain our current economic system, the conditions that influence our decisions, and how we can avoid being marginalized. Laura Ordonez can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lessons abound in group format PROJECTS PAGE 5 it doesn’t. The slackers may be punished for their relaxed attitude, but it doesn’t mean they’ll definitely contribute to the group grade. The whole point of dividing work equally is usually lost on college students. “Before this year, I would have said I loved working in group projects,” said Shiva Augustin, a senior entrepreneurship and mathematics major. “Now, I take three business courses and have a group project for each one. This is the first time I’m experiencing having group members who don’t do their part so everything is 10 times harder for me.” Even those who strive to put their best foot forward can be burned by the group grade. No matter how stellar your own writing or expansive your knowledge, you can’t be responsible for the thought process or capabilities of everyone. Some people may try their hardest, but still falter with their own input. Where does that leave the group leaders? Are they supposed to assume the responsibility of more work and stress to get the grade? Or should they sacrifice quality by letting their weak members fend for themselves? This reveals the group project
double-edged sword. The motivation for professors assigning group projects is not to punish us in cruel and unusual ways – though that’s probably a factor – but instead teach us the value of teamwork and decision making. “Professors make you work in group projects because that’s how the real world is,” Augustin said. “You don’t do it alone. You need someone to help.” In terrible times of group project woe, keep in mind that it’s building character for the future. If you’re a slacker, try seeing what it’s like to be in charge for a change. If you’re stuck with too much work, ask for help and you might be surprised at the freedom it grants you. If all else fails, just hope that member who hasn’t shown up for a meeting yet is locked somewhere on a roof. Jessica Smith can be reached at email@example.com.
Scheduling classes produces nightmares
I SEBASTIAN ADE
Ade recounts his latest experience with scheduling classes and ponders the ramifications of the system in place.
wanted my alarm to stop buzzing. I peered at my iPhone through my crusty morning eyes. It was 6:45 a.m. My first class wasn’t until 9 a.m. But this morning, I was on a mission, so I jolted from my squeaky mattress – in my pajamas and all – and proceeded to fulfill the plan I had mapped out the night before. Registering for classes was a mission that I thought I was prepared for. I vividly remember lounging with my friends in the basement of our residence hall two years ago, anxiously waiting for midnight to arrive. We would eat snacks and discuss professors and the classes we hoped to steal a spot in for the next semester. When midnight came, we scavenged for placement in various courses in order to construct our ideal roster using OWLnet. Although OWLnet seemed like a cryptic and bothersome system, we managed. If you didn’t get the classes you wanted, your friends were right there to comfort you. If you did, they could provide immediate
encouragement. Two years later, I was alone, fed up and half asleep. It was 6:55 a.m. when I realized that the pristine itinerary I created for the first half of 2013 was a nightmare five minutes away. My eyes strained as I scrolled up and down the pages of Self-Service Banner. Furiously, I clicked through tabs noticing that seats in courses I’m required to take were scarce. The courses on my personal back-up plan conflicted with open required courses. I was screwed. I couldn’t take this because it wasn’t “writing intensive.” I can’t take that because the professor has a horrible reputation. I wanted to be excited about expanding my cultural capital, but I was too busy worrying about whether I’d have too many credits or if I wouldn’t qualify for financial aid. It was 7 a.m. – time for the reaping. My parents would be glad to know that the money they have been peeling off the walls of our financial stability has been spent on a system in which
I have to fight for the education I want. It was Temple’s adaptation of “The Hunger Games.” At Temple, many of us are just trying to achieve affluent status in a job market that isn’t as promising as it used to be. However, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that increasing college rates and scheduling systems that make us want to hunt someone down are contributing to the rise of sixyear retention rates that Temple gloats on the budget request. If you love a school, most likely you’ll stay longer. However, is that the case for super seniors that have been here longer than expected? Without getting the classes I needed, when I needed them, I’d be writing checks out to Temple forever. God forbid I had a financial hold this semester. I wouldn’t dare wish that on anyone in these arduous scheduling games. The lack of class sections, engaging professors and a merciful scheduling system makes the order you choose your classes vital. Early 8 a.m. classes are
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Re: Sidewalks, not sidebikes Dear Editor, Biking is an excellent way to get around the city. It’s healthy, sustainable, affordable, fun and often quicker than taking public transportation. Put simply, I would highly recommend biking to anyone. What many people don’t seem to realize, however, is that while you don’t need to take a test, purchase insurance and carry a license to become a cyclist, there still is a correct way and an incorrect way to bike safely and legally. After spending the past three years living in Montreal, a city innumerable avid cyclists call home, I am continually appalled by how many people I encounter daily biking on Philadelphia sidewalks. There is no shortage of cyclists in our city and a short walk around Temple’s bicycle-littered campus serves as a testament to our school’s penchant for twowheeled travel. Why, then, don’t people know to bike on
the street? Under Philadelphia law, it is illegal for any person above the age of 12 to bike on the sidewalk. A sidewalk is called what it is for a reason, and although weaving in and out of pedestrians may have been acceptable when we were younger, it is no longer appropriate. In fact, it’s obnoxious. The law also states that cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers when on the road. If we want the respect of drivers, we must adhere to the same rules they do. When traffic is slow, a driver cannot simply decide to roll up on the sidewalk in order to get through that traffic light faster, so why should we be able to? As someone who bikes to work, class and anywhere else I need to be every day of the week, I understand the temptation. Our vehicles are easier to control and can fit where even the smartest of smart cars can only dream of going. Giving in to such temptations ultimately
hurts us as a population more than the convenience is worth. There will always be drivers who refuse to respect the validity of cyclists as commuters and share the road, but as bikers we can at least do our part to improve relations with motorists. Sharing the road is a two-way street – preferably one with bike lanes – and abiding by the rules fosters a safe environment for motorists and cyclists alike. We don’t want to be despised by drivers or pedestrians, and it’s the kind of cyclists who ride on busy city sidewalks who give the rest of us a bad name. Biking on the sidewalk is not just obnoxious, but dangerous as well. It can be difficult for a driver on the road to see a bicyclist on the sidewalk, and when they do they often don’t know whether to treat such a person as a pedestrian or a vehicle. Predictability is always appreciated by those behind the wheel, and riding in an inappropriate place is nothing like predictability.
Since people in parked cars are often more careful to look before opening their doors street-side than to the sidewalk, you also leave yourself more susceptible to being hit by someone exiting their vehicle, which never ends well. A safe biker is a happy biker, and our efforts to remain safe don’t always pay off. It’s an unfortunate fact that bikers, especially urban bikers, already have to live with a certain level of risk. I know law-abiding, safety-conscious cyclists who have suffered shattered hipbones, legs, ruptured spleens and brain injuries. Why make your ride more dangerous by disregarding the rules of the road? Fellow bicyclists: Keep the welfare of cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians in mind next time you’re tempted to take the sidewalk to work. Stick to the roadways, please, and do us all a favor. Kara Evans Class of 2013
generously more inviting when the professors teaching the courses are positive and engaging. It was unfortunate that sections with the most desirable times seemed to be taught by teachers with bad ratings. I felt like it was another factor conflicting me. I tried to get the most out of my education by picking great teachers and constructing a productive school day, but selecting classes had become a science that most of us won’t ever understand. I have only three semesters before my expected graduation. Now I might have to endure another two if I don’t cram 34 credits in the next academic year. I will be focusing on graduation, when my focus should be directed toward job placement. My prerequisites are completed. I’ve sat through all the general education requirements. Still, I’m baffled that I have to compete – or even gamble – with students that have slightly more credits than I do. I was shocked that classes
I really wanted to take next semester weren’t even being offered. I was upset that those students who had parents that can pay their tuition on time were almost guaranteed seats over passionate students who have been struggling to keep up with payments. I couldn’t help but wonder if the way we pick classes is fair. Now I look at my schedule that lists professors that received frowns on ratemyprofessors.com and undesirable class times. What could I have done to make this better for me? Next fall, I’ll be a senior and I would like to hope that means I’ll have an easier time getting the classes I need. I can’t help but feel bad for underclassmen that have been through what I’ve been through. So for the next time I enter the scheduling ring, “may the odds be ever in my favor.” Sebastian Ade can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Global conference to showcase research across mediums The Global Temple Conference will present research by students and faculty, varying from screenings to paintings.
JULIE ZEGLEN The Temple News
hen Lauren Bateman began her semester in Santiago, Chile during Spring 2011, she had no idea she would soon be living in the thick of a major government protest. A few months into her stay, thousands of Chilean students took to the streets to march for their right to free education. “I wasn’t really allowed to participate because of my student visa. If I’d been caught protesting I could have been sent home,” Bateman said. “But my host sister would participate in marches, and I followed [the protests while I was] there and after I came back to the United States. The movement is still active now, and I thought it was important to investigate it more.” The senior Spanish and communications major traveled again to Chile last summer to report on media representations of the student riots. With funding from the Diamond Research Schol-
ars Program, she spent 10 many ways that Temple and weeks living in Santiago, Philadelphia’s multiethnic conducting interviews with communities reflect its broad local Chileans and compar- global connections. ing newspaper, television and Anthropology professocial media coverage at the sor Jayasinhji Jhala, direcheight of the movement. tor of Temple’s India study The sum of her work will abroad program and often a be presented in the form of a collaborator with students in poster at the Global Temple conference-presented work, Conference toconsiders inmorrow, Nov. We live in a t e r n a t i o n a l 14. exposure to globalized world. be an imporThe daylong event will Having a global tant aspect of showcase stueducation in dent and fac- perspective makes modern sociulty research you more valuable, ety. that focuses “In Philmore equipped adelphia, 104 on worldwide issues and and ultimately languages are will feature spoken,” Jhaalmost 30 pre- makes you a better la said, highsentations, American. lighting the including film conference’s screenings, local theme. Jayasinhji Jhala / “We live in poster sesdirector of India sions, panels a globalized study abroad program and creative world. Havperformances. This will be ing a global perspective – or Temple’s seventh year host- any perspective outside your ing the conference. own – makes you more valuOrganized by the Office able, more equipped and ulof International Affairs, this timately makes you a better year’s title is “Global and American.” Local: Temple’s Dynamic He also emphasizes the Mix,” meant to illustrate the
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Lauren Bateman went to Santiago, Chile, this past summer to report on media coverage of student protests. Her work can be seen at the Global Temple Conference tomorrow. |COURTESY LAUREN BATEMAN
ILLUSTRATION DARCY STACKHOUSE TTN
COSTUME CHANGE, p. 8
Marie Chiment has worn many hats in the theater department since coming to Temple. LIVING DESK 215-204-7416
THE GRADUATE, p. 15
Sticking with the familiar, some students choose to pursue more than one degree at Temple. LIVING@TEMPLE-NEWS.COM
PARTING SHOT, p. 14 See the election from other students in this week’s contest.
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every time we moved we had a lot of empty boxes and so I would always turn the empty boxes into forts and houses and castles. So I was always in a world of imagination, making things out of whatever was around and as I got older I kept doing it. I kept taking music lessons and dance lessons, and I kept acting and singing and it was probably in junior high when I had a teacher who told me there’s actually a job that people do where they design costumes and sets for operas, shows, dances and that opened up a whole world for me – my goodness, these are all the things I love to do anyway, so I might as well study them at school. In high school, I started designing all the costumes and sets for all the shows and when I went to college I continued to do theater, dance and music and began designing everything in college and in grad school, then after school when I graduated from [New York University] in 1981, I began freelance work and eventually made a career out of it.
TTN: What was your first costume-designing job and how did you get it?
music MARIE CHIMENT Former chair has worn many hats in her time in the theater department. NICKEE PLAKSEN The Temple News From creating castles out of cardboard boxes to designing dragons for major productions, Marie Chiment has been practicing art her whole life. Her interests in drawing and theater led her to designing costumes and sets for plays and operas as an adult. Her experience in theater and costume and set designing eventually brought her to Main Campus as the head of design in 2006. Since then, she has assumed several positions within the theater department. “I discovered that designing sets and costumes for opera and theater and dance combined all the things I loved to do – music, dancing, drawing, painting and performing. Now, I love creating entire worlds on stage,” Chiment said.
The Temple News: How did you get involved with costume designing? Marie Chiment: Well, first of all, I am a set and costume designer, I do both. But I would say I have been interested in art my whole life, even as a tiny child. I was always drawing and painting – and my family moved a lot and so
MC: Well, I took a break in between undergraduate school and graduate school, so when I graduated from UC San Diego, I worked for two years at the Berkley Repertory Theater. I ran their costume shop, I built and designed all their costumes, and so my first job right out of undergraduate school was at the Berkley Repertory Theater. I did that for two years, and after two years, I realized I had wanted more experience with a bigger world of theater so I moved out of Berkley and moved to New York City and attended NYU. So I was in the grad school at NYU for three years and I did some designing on the side, but mostly when I finished working at NYU and got my [master’s degree], I started working professionally and seriously. I would say my first biggest show was “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. It was a fun show because it was all fantasy and there were also some famous people in it. Kathleen Turner was quite famous at the time and here I am, a young designer, and I was told to go to Kathleen’s penthouse and sit with her and go over all the costume designs and it was interesting to me, I had never done anything like that before.
TTN: How did you end up at Temple?
MC: After living in New York for about 25 years, the dean of Webster University asked me if I would be willing to teach for them for about three years while one of their teachers went to London. I thought about it and my husband and I decided that we would indeed be willing to move to Missouri for three years. So we were there for three years and it was very interesting because life was so different living in a small town instead of a big city. And we discovered we actually liked having a house instead of a one-bedroom apartment and we liked the lifestyle, so when I was done with my three years at Webster I decided to start looking for teaching positions. And it just so happens that somebody I met at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival was at Temple and he heard that I was looking for a teaching job and he [asked me if I was interested]. This man was Peter Reynolds, who is now [head of musical theater] at Temple. I went and interviewed and got the position and that was in 2006 and I have been here ever since.
TTN: What exactly is your role at Temple?
MC: I have worn many hats here at Temple since I have arrived. Then, I was strictly the head of costume design and my job was to teach different levels of costume design – one, two and three. I also taught drawing, rendering and history of costumes. After about two years, they made me head of design, so not just costumes, but sets, costumes and that whole area. In 2010, they asked me to be the chair of the theater department, so now I’m not just head of designing, but head of acting, signing, the whole field and I did that for two years. And just this year I went back to being just head of design. I was ready to take a break and go back to the world of design, which I knew so well.
Marie Chiment has designed sets and costumes nationwide in addition to teaching.| NICKEE PLAKSEN TTN
MC: Well it allows me to spend more time with the students. I can go to all the shows, I can mentor my students, I can help them with new projects and I just have more time with them and for my own creative work. When I was chair, I had no time to do anything except do that job 24 hours a day. And I felt the need to get back to my roots in art and theater.
TTN: What side projects do you work on?
MC: There is a theater company downtown called Mauckingbird Theatre [Company]. It is run by one of our professors here, Peter Reynolds. I am the resident designer for that company. They have been producing for about four or five years now and they put on shows and I design the sets and the costumes for that company. I also do opera and I work with Curtis Opera downtown and I designed the costumes and the sets [for their most recent show.]
TTN: What is the importance of the arts in academics?
MC: As budgets for the arts tighten, we need to find new ways to keep all of the arts alive and affordable to our audiences and especially to children. One of the first things to go tends to be the arts and I am concerned that both governments and schools are cutting back on arts programs for children. Without that, I do not think we have fully-formed citizens that are the best they can be because the arts are a very important part of education. Nickee Plaksen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org..
TTN: Why did you choose to step down from chair of the theater
Diamond Marching Band to represent university in London The Diamond Marching Band recently received an invitation to perform in the 2014 London New Year’s Day Celebration. ERIN EDINGER-TUROFF The Temple News Temple’s Diamond Marching Band has seen an increase in morale in the past year, from increased membership to moving to the Big East Conference. Now, the band members can add international recognition to the list; the band was invited to take part in 2014 London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival. “We like to make people say, ‘wow,’” said Matthew Brunner, the director of athletic bands for the Diamond Marching Band. This is the goal for band members as they prepare to participate in the London parade, which is televised around the world. The majority of the marching band was surprised by the invitation to perform across the pond. Some band members, however, had to keep quiet about the upcoming opportunity, a feat which drum major Douglas Friese described as difficult. “The drum majors were told about a week in advance, and it was a big secret,” Friese, a senior marketing major, said. “That was tough.” The surprise was introduced to members of the marching band when they met for one of their scheduled practices. Instead of their usual rehearsal, the band received an invitation in person from London representative and former Lord Mayor of Westminster Catherine Longworth. The Diamond Marching Band
has seen substantially increased interest in the past five years, during which member numbers went from 125 to 205 members, Brunner said. Considering only 16 bands from the U.S. were invited to be involved in the massive New Year’s Day parade, the Diamond Marching Band’s amplified membership and dedication has been beneficial. Band members meet for twohour practices every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare their music and choreography. The dancing by the marching band that Temple students see at football games is the result of what Friese describes as a major effort, as there are new musical routines each week, which require plenty of time spent practicing to perfect. In addition, Temple’s marching band members arrive a week earlier for the fall semester than other students. The time put in reflects the focus on providing a good show for its audience. “We do a lot of dancing. We like to get nasty,” Friese said. As a drum major, whose job is to conduct and keep the band organized, Friese will be one of the most visible members of the Diamond Marching Band at the London New Year’s Day Celebration and Festival. This is not a cause of nerves or apprehension for him, Friese said, since he is a seasoned band member and avid performer. Rather, it is a source of excitement. “I’m most excited to stand in front of a band I’m really proud of and show the world what we’re made of,” Freise said. Temple students in the Dia-
mond Marching Band said they are very excited to travel outside the U.S. Helen Gassmann, a junior history major, expressed her great anticipation of the trip to London as a baton twirler in the color guard of the marching band. “For me personally, the London trip is an exciting opportunity to represent Temple University and the sport of baton twirling to a brand-new audience overseas,” Gassmann said. Her pride for her fellow color guard members as well as the musicians who make up the Diamond Marching Band is apparent. “The musicians and color guard members that make up the DMB have been so dedicated and put so much hard work into the group. As a twirler, it is an honor for me to have the opportunity to work and travel with them,” she said. An opportunity to perform in London is not without cost, but one that is considered absolutely worth the money by the band’s members. As a result, the marching band plans to hold a number of fundraisers throughout the next spring and fall semesters, the details of which are still to be announced. “The students will have to cover [the cost],” Brunner said. “But it’s considerably cheaper than if they were to go to London by themselves as a trip. We’ll do fundraisers to help offset the cost.” Band members certainly seem to view the opportunity to perform in a parade that will get international recognition as a worthy investment.
The Diamond Marching Band practices in Presser Hall. The band has seen an increase in membership during the last five years, from 125 members to 205 members. | AJA ESPINOSA TTN “It’s the most watched parade for New Year’s Day around the world,” Friese said. “It may not seem like a big thing in the U.S., but we’ll get [international] coverage.” Students in the marching band said they are enthusiastic about the opportunity to represent Temple and the Diamond Marching Band in London, and will be more than willing to raise and contribute the money necessary to do so. Band members also said they
hope Temple student body will tune in to see them perform in 2014, when their effort and commitment to the Diamond Marching Band is on display for a statewide audience of half a million viewers in addition to millions of viewers worldwide. “We’ll make sure we represent the university well,” Brunner said. Erin Edinger-Turoff can be reached at email@example.com.
ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Alumna finds footing in theater production Alumnus Gian Hunjan and Mike Tornabene are co-creators of YouTube sensation “Dom Mazzetti.” JOHN MORITZ The Temple News
reshmen, the economy, Four Loko and drunk girls – nobody or thing is safe from Dom Mazzetti, the YouTube “guido” personality that has gone viral in college circles for taking on the college lifestyle and producing raunchy quotes repeated at frat parties up and down the Eastern seaboard. Mazzetti, a college dropout of at least a half-dozen universities from Virginia Tech to UConn, struggles with women, his mother, commitment and mixing up his lower case “b” and “d” letters, among other things. Clad in a white T-shirt reading “justice,” Mazzetti spends his weekends on alcohol-fueled rampages with his crew, Smush, Juice and J-Skrillz, all desperately attempting to woo women of questionable age and sobriety. With more than 32 million views on 56 videos, Mazzetti’s fanbase has grown to love the immorality of YouTube’s viral sensation, whose
rise to comedic stardom can trace its roots from the Jersey Shore to North Broad Street. Gian Hunjan, a 2010 graduate of Fox School of Business, and Mike Tornabene are the show’s creators, writers and actors. Tornabene, a tall and muscular “Jersey Shore” character look-a-like, plays the show’s degenerate protagonist, while Hunjan, a good foot shorter in stature, is mostly heard as the inquisitive voice behind the camera, and is in several cameo shots. Hunjan and Tornabene met in second grade in Clinton Township, N.J., where the two grew up. Years later, while working together in a local restaurant, Hunjan said he and Tornabene began to realize their comedic inclinations, spending a lot of their time goofing around. When Tornabene was studying film at New York University, he and Hunjan began to create the basis for their online videos. Beginning in 2009, the group began filming and releasing their first online sketches. Starting with “The Intern,” a scripted show with
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Mike Tornabene, left, alumnus Gian Hunjan, right, are the co-creators of the “Dom Mazzetti” YouTube videos. Tornabene portrays a Jersey Shore-esque guido, fueled by alcohol and hormones. | COURTESY DAN PRAKOPCYK a set storyline and more developed camera work, Hunjan and Tornabene set out to create a comedy show that depicted many of their own experiences working college internships. In the show, starring Tornabene’s father as a lazy and irresponsible boss who runs a business of an un-
known nature out of his shore home, Hunjan plays the lowly intern who must complete mundane tasks such as cleaning dishes under the guise of business practice. While the show’s following never attracted a base like the later “Dom Mazzetti” series, it served as the group’s
first foray into online comedy, and shows the comedian’s natural talent of connecting with a select audience of collegeaged students. In their own college experiences at urban campuses in Philadelphia and New York
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Mystery of tiles on city streets solved in Philadelphia documentary A free screening of the documentary “Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles” gave students an insight of a unique phenomenon in the city. PATRICIA MADEJ The Temple News Severino “Sevy” Verna was so obsessed and afraid of death that as a kid he would take dead pigeons, cover them in cement and put them in a bucket. It is believed he did this in hopes of preserving, or perhaps resurrecting, the birds. This might have stemmed from his parents owning a funeral home, but it was an obsession that carried him throughout his whole life. Verna is the supposed artist behind a series of mysterious, cryptic tiles appearing as early as the ‘80s originally in Philadelphia, then along the East Coast, to as far as South America that read: “TOYNBEE IDEA IN KUBRICK’S 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER.” An investigative team, comprised of 2011 alumnus Colin Smith, Justin Duerr and Steve Weinik, searched for the answer in their 2011 documentary, “Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles,” which took about six years of
thorough research to create. “I figured it was some street art campaign, but it turns out it’s a mystery,” Smith said at a free screening of the documentary at The Reel on Nov. 8. “And over a couple years, you start thinking, ‘What do they mean?’ and ‘Why don’t we know who made them?’ And then at some point, you get extremely obsessed with that question, and it keeps you up at night and you seek out other people thinking that same thing.” Duerr, who has been investigating this since 1994, described the tiles in his film as one of the Top 5 wildest things he’s ever seen in his life. After hitting many dead ends in their search for an an- The mysterious Toynbee Tiles can be found at locations throughout the city, embedded into swer, Smith, Duerr and Weinik the streets. The creator was previously unknown. | CHRIS MONTGOMERY TTN began getting clues from websites, letters and ordinary Arnold Toynbee’s idea of res- “That humanity needs to figure his message to the public and people who shared the same urrection, Stanley Kubrick’s a way to beat death, and [Ver- the tiles were the only way he curiosity. They ended up hav- “2001: A Space Odyssesy” and na] figured out a way to do it.” knew how. Smith said Verna would The proof of his hatred ing three strong leads: A 1983 to one man: Verna. “I think that they began bedesperately try to contact the and resentment toward the mePhiladelphia Inquirer article, cause [Verna] had this idea that media to share his idea, and dia lies in various subtexts of a play titled “Four A.M.” by came to him in the library that they would laugh at him, leavthe tiles that read such cryptic David Mamet and a Philadelseemed like he had found this ing him embarrassed and bitter. messages such as: “MURDER phia home address. All three connected to the philosopher way to beat death,” Smith said. He had to find a way to bring
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Emilie Krause is currently starring in a theater production of “The Liar.”
Alumna Emilie Krause remembers making a goal for herself as she was cast in her first professional production in Philadelphia. “My first [professional show] for Brat [Productions] was in the basement of Lantern Theater,” Krause, a 2010 theater graduate, said. “I knew the bigger theater was upstairs and I was this little actor at the very ground floor working in this sort of smelly basement and so the Lantern was golden in my eyes because it was the height of professional theater.” Four years later, Krause is currently starring as Lucrece in Lantern Theater Company’s production of “The Liar.” Krause takes on the role as one of the leads in the play. Set in 17th century France, “The Liar” follows the story of Dorante, a slick-talking bachelor who has just arrived in Paris in search of some fun. Immediately he meets Lucrece and Clarice. Although he falls for the latter of the two ladies, he mixes their names up and thus the hijinks begin as Dorante’s web of lies grows. Translated from the comedy by Pierre Corneille, playwright David Ives’ adaptation contains contemporary verse in iambic pentameter, but director Kathryn MacMillan said she made sure the play did not sound too much like a Dr. Seuss book. “It’s very smart and very silly, and kind of obscene in a really delightful way,” MacMillan said on the dialogue. “Part of that’s us. It’s an invitation to play with the beautiful and the profane.” MacMillan said she credits Krause’s audition for opening her up to different ways the character of Lucrece could be portrayed. “I had many different ideas of who Lucrece was,” MacMillan said. “[Krause] brought this really luminous contemporary energy. It made me realize, ‘Wow, Lucrece is kind of an emissary from the future, she really is.’ She’s smarter than this world and she’s a little more sympathetic than the people from this time period.” Krause auditioned previously for a Lantern production when she was first making her way into the Philadelphia theater scene, but she recalls the experience being less than ideal. “I don’t want to name the show, but it was a Shakespeare play I had auditioned for many years ago – and I think that role is totally cursed for me,” Krause said. “It’s a role that I think would be really fun to play and it’s a good role for the kind of actress that I am but every time I audition for it it’s like I forgot to put on clothes and walk into the room and people stare at me with astonished very uncomfortable eyes.” When auditioning for the nameless Shakespeare show, the director asked Krause to perform a monologue as a “bag lady.” “I was nervous so the only
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The Hundred Acre Woods is gaining momentum, having opened for Ra Ra Riot this year.
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‘RAW’ talent showcased Going gluten-free isn’t for the fad dieter in awards ceremony
’m not quite sure why I follow Miley Cyrus or Brad Goreski on Twitter. Or why they insist on posting daily BRIANNA McGRODY tweets about their food followed Food for Thought by hash tags that emphasize their eating habits. Columnist Brianna healthy Cyrus took to Twitter to insist McGrody debunks it was a gluten-free diet that made the trend of gluten- her super fit. She even suggested that everyone should try going free fad diets. gluten-free. And Goreski is no different, posting pictures of glutenfree treats and commenting on the lifestyle. Is a gluten-free diet an actual healthy diet that will get you Cyrus’ killer abs? Or, is it just another Hollywood trend that will quickly fade away? It is important to understand exactly what gluten is in order to determine whether the diet is worth trying. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and grain products. It is what allows carbs to have soft, chewy doughy texture. If you take out gluten, you take away its elasticity, making the product stiff. Consuming gluten offers a fair amount of protein and is also low in saturated fat and sodium. If gluten isn’t so bad for you then why is gluten-free such a sudden trend? Lori Clements, Temple’s registered dietitian, thinks that the trend has developed due to misconceptions. “I think people think of carbs,” Clements said. Since gluten is found in wheat products, many celebrities that pick up the trend tend to cut out carbs completely. They do not necessarily go gluten-free. But even cutting out carbs completely won’t necessarily affect your weight in a positive way. “No carbs can lead to binge eating and wouldn’t affect weight loss,” Clements said. Taylor Sherlock, a freshman kinesiology major, is uncertain about the gluten-free trend. “I’m not sure why gluten-free is such a trend, but it could maybe be because it could be healthier,”
Sherlock said. A gluten-free diet can be hard to manage in a healthy way. Clements said a gluten-free diet is low in B vitamins and requires supplements in order to get what your body needs. For instance, if you are going to cut out gluten in bread products, make sure to get your vitamin supplements in other carbs, like rice or potatoes. Another reason why the trend is big right now is the increase of people with celiac disease and gluten intolerants. Celiac disease is a disease in the small intestine that does not allow certain foods to be absorbed. The disease is caused by eating gluten. Gluten intolerance and gluten allergies can cause different reactions, depending on the person, when gluten is consumed. It’s undetermined why so many people suddenly have the disease but these are the people who should be focused on a gluten-free diet, not those who are attempting to lose weight. “I would never advise it unless you were diagnosed,” Clements said. If you are gluten-intolerant or want to test out the trend for yourself, it is easy to find gluten-free food just about anywhere. Grocery stores like The Fresh Grocer will either have specific aisles set up for gluten-free foods or have them dispersed and labeled throughout. Many restaurants now offer gluten-free menus and are taking up gluten-free initiatives. If you eat on campus, you can check out the sections in the Johnson & Hardwick cafeteria set up for glutenfree students. There are definitely a ton of options when it comes to eating gluten-free. If you think you may have a gluten-intolerance, see a doctor. If you want to test the trend yourself, make sure to speak to a dietitian to get the proper education first so you do it in a healthy manner. Brianna McGrody can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RAW Awards will showcase design talent in Philadelphia, with winners advancing to compete on a national level. public vote and that of the RAW directors and city representatives equally. Seeing that only three to Philadelphia artists will get five artists are selected to comthe chance to represent the city pete as semi-finalists in each in the semifinals of the fourth category, the opportunity to annual RAW Awards on Nov. qualify is seen as being very 15. meaningful to the artists. RAW: natural born artists, “It feels amazing to be in an independent arts organizathe semi-finals,” Leah Delfiner, tion in 54 cities across the U.S., designer of the clothing line helps foster and connect up-andPretty Pretty Rebel and semicoming artists with people who finalist for fashion design in the can help them succeed. RAW awards, said. “Even if I The organization brings todon’t win, it’s going to be fun. I gether artists of different trades am just happy to be a part and to including visual be recognized arts, fashion deand for the city sign, accessory to see me and design, filmmakmy collection.” ing, hair styling, Now that makeup artistry, RAW has chomusic, performsen semi-finaling arts and phoists, the orgatography. nization will “[RAW] is host events in an indie artist cities across program and it is Samantha Klein / semifinalist the country a great way for all on Nov. 15 creative individuto then decide who will be als to get involved,” Samana finalist in the competition. tha Klein, semifinalist in the RAW awards in Philadelphia The RAW semi-finalist event for makeup artistry, said. “It’s in Philadelphia is taking place a great place to market yourself at the G Lounge on South 17th and network with people within Street and will incorporate a the industry and just to break similar process to the qualifyout there and get people to see ing to be a RAW semi-finalist; it will consider both the popular your work.” Although the organiza- vote of the public and the vote tion represents independent de- of three judges to decide who sign talent across the country, will be afforded the opportunity as well as a branch of RAW in to potentially win in their catAustralia, the talent featured on- egory of artistry. “Sometimes you wonder... line and in the RAW awards is you like your own work and hand-selected by the directors want people to see it, but someof RAW. However, the public’s times you want to know how voice is still heard within the the rest of the world [views] it,” process. Gregory DeLucia, semi-finalist The selection process to in the RAW awards for photognarrow down who the top three raphy, said. “I don’t want to say to five contestants will be in that it validates your work, but each category considers both the
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“It’s a great
place to market yourself and network with people within the industry.
it makes you feel that what I’m doing is good – people see what I see. Win or lose, it’s a great experience.” Although the competition and RAW awards create opportunities for artists, the organization itself allows them to make connections in their industry year-round. Through the events and community that RAW has created, many artists have found themselves collaborating with those involved in other mediums of art and making connections that benefit their careers. “[RAW] gives you the opportunity to meet so many different creative minds,” DeLucia said. “[Klein] and I have worked on projects together... that is living proof of the benefits of RAW.” Only one artist will be chosen as the winner for each category of design. The prizes for winning the RAW awards include meetings with industry experts, which would help to solidify their careers in the arts. But even without winning the prize packages offered, the artists involved with RAW have plenty of opportunities to network with others in the industry and have their work seen. “With my experience with RAW and the RAW awards, I really pushed to get my name out there, to market myself and to be nominated and now able to compete in the RAW semi-finalist awards,” Klein said. “I wanted to turn heads in Philly and show that Philly has a fashion department that we can bring to the table and not be overlooked and taken professionally.” Taylor Farnsworth can be reached at email@example.com.
The Hush Sound won’t be quieted The Chicago-based band began touring after a four-year hiatus in hopes of gaining feedback on material for its upcoming album. JENELLE JANCI A&E Editor “Taking a break” is usually a sign of impending doom in relationships. However, for The Hush Sound, a four-year hiatus seems to be just what the band needed. The indie pop band, comprised of Greta Salpeter, Bob Morris, Darren Wilson and Chris Faller, recently reconvened after spending time away from the band. Salpeter worked in Gold Motel, Morris spent time with his band Stamps and Faller in Company of Thieves. Wilson took the time to go back to school. “Everybody just really just needed a break,” Salpeter said. “We needed some other creative outlets. It’s the same thing with any friendship – sometimes when you spend too much time with someone you need to know other people. It’s like any relationship. It ebbs and flows like the ocean.” Post-hiatus, the band displayed little hesitation getting back on the road. With no new album to promote and only a handful of fresh songs, The Hush Sound is using the experience as a test-run for its new music before hitting the studio. “It’s cool to get out there and play songs and get to tweak and experiment with stuff that way,” Morris said. “We’ll definitely get a nice, organic approach into recording, which will happen soon.” So far, the new tunes have been well-received by audienc-
es, and the experience has been cruiting Wilson and Faller, the useful to the band, Morris said. band played locally and quickly “So far the reception has gained a following. been really good,” Morris said. “We had gone from playing “We practice the song, and we basements...to all of a sudden change the song after a show. being asked to open these reWe say, ‘Oh that part could be ally big sold-out shows and biga little better’ so we work on ger venues in Chicago like the that.” Metro,” Salpeter said. The upcoming record will The Chicago music scene be the first full-length to be in- has influenced the band’s music, dependently released by the Salpeter said. band, which got its start at the “[The area is known for] popular alternative label Fueled really rich pop music – intelliBy Ramen. The group’s depar- gent, thoughtful but super meture with the label was brought lodic pop – and that’s what we on by what Morris described seem to be influenced by,” Salas an unusual occurrence in to- peter said. day’s music world – the band After spending time apart, fulfilled its contract. the members of The Hush Sound While most bands begin are finding themselves drawing as independently influence from produced and their experimove on to a laences with other bel, The Hush bands. Sound is enjoy“I do a lot ing the benefits of co-writing, of doing things and every time in reverse. I write with dif“Now we’re ferent people, I in a very fortulearn something nate position to totally differGreta Salpeter / musician build up a fan ent,” Salpeter base and have said. “I would no ties to record just say when labels,” Morris said. “We’re the four of us get in a room as excited about that. Not that we The Hush Sound, there’s a cerdidn’t appreciate Fueled by Ra- tain type of music we create just men – it was a great place to get being the combination of our our start.” four personalities. I just think The band’s origins date there’s a unique flavor that hapback to the early teenage years pens when each person enters of the members, who met in the room.” high school in the western subThat particular combinaurbs of Chicago. Salpeter was tion is something Morris looks only 14 when she befriended upon fondly. Morris, who was 16 at the “We all spent so much time, Salpeter said. After re- time together and we’ve grown
up with our fans in a really cool way.
The Hush Sound recently ended a four-year hiatus. The band decided to tour before releasing a new album, and will come to Philly on Nov. 16. | COURTESY MATT WIGNALL up in different ways, and then we’ve came back and there’s still familiar, common ground to share,” Morris said. “It’s cool – it’s a lot of fun to be back with these dudes.” Salpeter is already seeing improvement in The Hush Sound since the hiatus. “I definitely think we’ve all learned a lot from working in other projects,” Salpeter said. “We can approach our songs better. One thing before, Bob and I always wanted to do more harmonies together, and it was just kind of hard for us to write the right parts. Now that we both have played in other projects and have better ears, it’s easier for us to come in and
approach our songs as smarter arrangers.” As for other changes since the band went on hiatus? “Well, Bob had a sex change,” Salpeter joked. “I’m a lady!” Morris said. With the band’s evolution comes changes in the audience as well – one that Salpeter embraces. “We’ve grown up with our fans in a really cool way,” Salpeter said. “Some people who started coming to shows seven years ago are now married and have kids, or have joined the Army and have gone to war and come back. It’s pretty amazing.” Morris, however, sees the change in a slightly different
way. “Well we used to start every show with the ABC song, and now we’re on to advanced fractions,” Morris said. Regardless of academic level, Salpeter said there’s one thing that The Hush Sound wants their fans to experience at their shows – a good time. “We want to have fun, and we want our fans to have fun.” The Hush Sound will perform at The Theatre of Living Arts on Nov. 16. Jenelle Janci can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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recently had the rare opportunity to complain about my college and high school simultaneously while having breakfast with an old friend who shared both experiences with me. One of my points of dissatisfaction was the chasm that exists between how hard I was told college would be versus how hard it actually has been. Despite overwhelming hype about the need to “get ready for college academics” from my very demanding high school, my friend and I agreed that we had in fact been over-prepared in some arenas. One of these realms was critical analysis. My friend, an AP English veteran, and I, an IB diploma recipient, can write killer essays, but since neither of our majors require it, we find that we seldom get to work those brain muscles in the “real college world.” After realizing that I hadn’t nitpicked the meaning out of nuance in a while, I decided that I kind of miss it. My solution for my yearning is to amuse myself – and hopefully you, dear reader – with the task of breaking down the underlying meaning of the name “Arts Garage.” Names are interesting.
Parents take painstaking care when selecting one for their child, companies hire teams of people and – when they can afford to – spend exorbitant amounts of money on branding campaigns, all with the assumption that whatever syllables they select will set the tone for that crucial first impression. However, despite the significant effort that goes into choosing names, we rarely stop to notice them. Rather, we react to them without contemplating what the name is triggering for us subconsciously. I began by asking myself, “What is unique about a garage?” A garage is naturally communal. Whether you rent space or own it you almost always have to share it – whether it be with other tenants or family members or roommates. It’s also naturally amorphous. When someone gives you a tour of their house, you know, more or less, what to expect in a bathroom, a kitchen, bedroom, etc. A garage, however, conjures images of mismatched tools, bikes, old toys and sometimes a stuffed shark or moose head – in my family, anyway. The garage is where you
put the overflow of miscellaneous stuff. Nothing looks out of place because nothing can be “in place.” It’s not “designed,” so you don’t have to worry about every item color coordinating, and it’s not purely functional, so the juxtaposition of a blender and a bed sheet is acceptable. Since nothing belongs in a garage, it’s more of a resting place, rather than a permanent home. Things end up there before getting fixed, right after being purchased, and between projects. So to recap, garages invite randomness, create space for things to land without commitment to permanence and they are usually used communally. Suddenly, it makes a lot of sense why a community arts venue with a mission to foster a home for Philadelphia’s artists would call itself a garage. You may think the “art” portion of the name is pretty self-explanatory, but I think it can get a little more ephemeral than simply “what’s on the walls.” To me, art is in moments. “Art” happens whenever life pauses and feels surreal and perfect and just the experience you’re having is enough to totally engage and sustain you. Your phone doesn’t mat-
Victoria Marchiony can be reached at vmarchiony@temple. edu.
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his interactions and conversations. Is Jesus, Liar, Lunatic or Lord? For a free copy of John or a free Bible, to discuss, contact Glen at the Student LIFE Center, 2123 N. Broad St. 215.765.3626 www.studentlifecenter.org Acting Lessons in Swarthmore, PA: Michael Kay is accepting students for a beginning “Method” Actor’s Workshop. Mr. Kay, Assistant to the late Sidney Kay, International Acting Teacher, trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre NC, the Actor’s Studio NYC, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) 9425; email: email@example.com
It becomes evident why art school is so tough. Though there are technical skills to learn, the success of a piece – whether it manages to connect with its audience comes down to an intangible “it” factor. At the end of the day, “art” is kind of like love; a complex feeling that is impossible to define but simultaneously invites endless exploration. You’ve probably heard someone describe a situation when there was “a lot of love in the room,” and you probably understood what they meant, even though if you tried to articulate the mechanics of it you would sound ramble-y and insane. At its best, “art” is the temperature in a room. At its best, a garage is a space where everything has a place, because there’s no pressure to make things fit into a preconceived idea. In my professional opinion, between the inviting space and warm vibes, The Arts Garage lives up to its name.
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ter, you’re not hungry, you’re not tired, you’re not thinking of anything else because for that time, however fleeting or drawn out, you’re completely focused. For artists, when something is inspiring, it gets catalogued – always figuratively, sometimes literally – for later use. Creating art is the work of combining all the input and inspiration – all those quiet, beautiful moments – into something that can be shared. For many artists, the act of creating can feel like work, for others, it feels as sustaining as the stillness that catalyzed it. Whatever way it comes about, a finished piece can be displayed in an intentional way, with the goal of communicating the sum of those striking moments and how they made you feel to other people. When you visit an art gallery or a concert, you are seeking art. Hopefully, you find something that you connect with. Sometimes you don’t. That’s because what conjures that stillness – that reverent “art” moment may be different on any given day. When you think about art this way, artists become vessels rather than creators of product.
Krause, right, stars as Lucrece in the comedic play “The Liar,” set in 17th century France. | COURTESY MARK GARVIN
thing I could think of to do was yell the entire monologue and in theater that’s the number one rule you never [break]. So I yelled out this very beautiful Shakespearean monologue as if I was a homeless lady,” Krause said. Four years later, the ill-fated audition can stay in Krause’s past as MacMillan said she was very impressed by Krause’s audition for “The Liar.” “There’s real smarts to [Krause’s] acting, which makes it feel fresh and [new] – and I completely fell in love with her when I saw her do that. It took the production in a more contemporary direction. She made me realize how modern the play is.” Although Krause got cast in “The Liar,” she does not consider comedy her forte. “Comedy is an intimidating genre for me and so are period pieces, so a comedy that was this well-written with heightened language and modern English was really appealing,” Krause said. As an undergraduate in the theater department, Krause only made her way onto the cast list for main stage productions on Main Campus three times – every time as a minor character. This never stopped Krause, who can say she’s been cast in what she estimates to be 13 shows in Philadelphia since just after her sophomore year of college. “What I remember from Temple is that nothing really gets handed to you and you really have to work hard for what you want to get,” Krause said. MacMillan said she has had good experiences with those who have graduated from any of Temple’s theater concentrations. “They’re all great problem solvers,” MacMillan said. “There are some programs – excellent programs – that are more theoretical, their focus is all of the artistry and none of the execution. Every Temple grad I’ve worked with has had
a real practical understanding of how to get it done, whether it be executing a design or landing a joke. There’s a high degree of practical know-how.” For future endeavors Krause said she plans to stay in Philadelphia to pursue more roles. Although in her senior year of college she took a course to prepare her for graduate school auditions, she said pursuing a master’s degree is not in the immediate future. “The longer I spend in the real world the more I realize I don’t really know anything and I think that grad school is going to be what I do in three or four years if I’m still as passionate about theater as I am now,” Krause said. “Grad school is a great thing, especially for women, as a mid-career option when you’re too old to play the ingénue and you’re too young to play the mother.” Don’t expect to see Krause running to Broadway anytime soon, either. This Philadelphian still has roots to sow in the local theater community. “I definitely have no desire whatsoever to go to New York. Not even a remote possibility in where I see my life going,” Krause said. “It would be nice to perform in other places, I love to travel and it would be nice to see traveling and theater go together, but Philadelphia is definitely my home for a good time.” Luis Fernando Rodriguez can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TheLuisFernando.
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Folk-rock collective The Hundred Acre Woods went from playing basement shows to opening for big acts like Ra Ra Riot. JACOB HARRINGTON The Temple News High energy, a half-dozen instruments and a handful of hip 20-something-year-olds comprise Philly folk rockers The Hundred Acre Woods. The Hundred Acre Woods hails from Philadelphia and Chester County, with members who also attend Temple and Drexel University. Guitarist and vocalist Zack Reinhardt describes his band’s music as “rowdy folk,” but also admitted
that it is difficult to categorize. Its sound is somewhere between bands like Andrew Jackson Jihad, Mumford & Sons, Cassino and Okkervil River. Two months ago, The Hundred Acre Woods opened for Ra Ra Riot at a free show at Bryn Mawr College. Joining Reinhardt in The Hundred Acre Woods is Will Davis, Brandon Harrison, Pat Loundas and Winthrop Stevens. The members all play various instruments including guitar,
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Cryptic tiles placed in city CRYPTIC PAGE 9 EVERY JOURNALIST! I BEG tary, but none of them have ever YOU.” gotten any sort of response. “There were moments Smith claims they’ve all where you get into the tiler’s seen Verna in the city, but no head,” Smith said. one has ever said anything. His resentment from others They now understand they can’t caused him to become a recluse make him explain if he doesn’t of sorts, refusing to answer the want to. But Smith has a feeling door, phone calls and neighbors he knows exactly who they are. who had claimed he would do These messages can be his grocery shopping at 2 a.m. spotted all over Philadelphia, or 3 a.m. This made the team’s from Chestnut Street to South journey increasStreet. There ingly difficult. was even one Even though on Main Camthe three had no pus near Anproof from Verna derson and himself that he’s Gladfelter halls behind this, they that was paved remain confident over, but rembecause of their nants of it can work. still be seen. “I was the It’s a most skeptical strange pheColin Smith / filmmaker nomenon that’s person working on the movappeared in the ie,” Smith said. city, and the “There would be periods of six irony is that even though Verna months where we would run out wanted his message known, he of leads. Then suddenly, kind made it very difficult for anyone of magically, these new leads to get any further information. would come in. Just when we The theater was crowded with would get frustrated, almost Mosaics I and II classes, and unbearably, a new lead would when asked who had ever seen come along.” the tiles, few had raised their The biggest clue that gave hands. Verna away was his car. The Though many students left tiles seemed to appear in the as soon as their allotted class middle of busy streets, and that’s time was over, a few stayed for because Verna’s car didn’t have the Q&A to ask questions not floorboards, claimed neighbors, covered in the documentary, which allowed him to go essen- which was also shown in the tially unnoticed. 2011 Sundance Film Festival. “It was a case of putting “[The documentary] was together what we had,” Smith very interesting,” said Ani Sogsaid. homonian, a sophomore speech The team has sent letters to pathology major. “I’ve never Verna after the making of the noticed the tiles before, but now documentary expressing their I’ll be on the lookout.” sincerity, interest and respect Patricia Madej can be reached for him. They’ve also sent him at email@example.com. a finished copy of the documen-
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Philly folk band Alumnus gains following holds punk spirit in ‘Dom Mazzetti’ project WOODS PAGE 12 banjo, mandolin, field organ, bass and drums. The members trade off vocal duties as well. On Nov. 20 they will be playing a show with Paul Baribeau, John Crodian and Adult Braces at Pi Lam, 3914 Spruce St. The band’s full-length debut will be released in 2013. The Temple News: How long have you been a band? Zack Reinhardt: Since late 2009. We recorded our first EP in 2010. TTN: How would you describe your sound? ZR: It’s hard to describe. I say rowdy folk. The energy of Pat Loundas (front) and Winthrop Stevens, perform with The punk and the wisdom of folk. Pat Loundas: Well this re- Hundred Acre Woods. | ABI REIMOLD TTN cord is going to be louder and it’s just definitely shaped our call us, like, a punk band. We ing and recording process move along? sound into more of a punk di- just try to get that energy. TTN: What kind of music PL: We recorded a few rection than a folk direction. influences your sound? songs at a cabin in the Poconos, ZR: Taking the step to beZR: When we first started near Lake Wallenpaupack in the ing in Philadelphia, having the this band we just tried to be the last of the summer. We might go chance to be a part of the comAvett Brothers. back there. munity as far as basement shows WS: A lot of the music I WS: It was incredible. It go has really helped us, and like listen to is hardcore and black was really an interesting expe[Loundas] said it’s rubbing off metal but the kind of stuff we rience just in terms of getting on our sound when we’re playplay is a lot different. away from technology and having in the hottest PL: I’ve ing very limited technology and room ever. been listening no Internet. It was cool to just PL: It’s defito a lot of Into go to a secluded area and focus nitely a unique It. Over It. on the music. thing. I always ZR: Of ZR: Once we recorded in meet people from my favorite a closet made of cedar wood really far away, bands, nothing big enough for two people and other cities. All makes sense an amp. It made it feel really these homes with with our muunique. big unfinished sic. PL: [Reinhardt] has a lot basement that no T T N : of cool rooms in his house to one cares if you How is the rerecord. We’re trying to expand break bottles or cord? How’s and experiment and see what vomit in and it’s it shaping comes out. Our favorite part is Zack Reinhardt / musician cool. Places like up? really that live aspect and we Maggot House PL: We’re focusing on finwant to get that down. were crucial for us when we ZR: We’ve been getting were starting out. My favorite ishing it. We’re trying to finish it and not play so many shows a lot of momentum. We’re expart of our music is playing in a right now and it kind of sucks. I cited. sweaty, drunk basement. TTN: What do you like wish we could play more shows Jacob Harrington about the Philadelphia music but we’re a little spread out can be reached at right now. scene? firstname.lastname@example.org. ZR: We’re going to record PL: Everyone is so nice. more than we need and hopefulWinthrop Stevens: The ly pick 10 songs. At this point new record, we’re trying to it’s going to be a full length. bring some of the intensity of TTN: How does the writour live show to it. I wouldn’t
recorded in a closet made of cedar wood big enough for two people and an amp.
POLYGON COMEDY VARIETY SHOW NOV. 13 7:30 P.M. $5 L’ETAGE 624 S. SIXTH ST.
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Celebrate Comedy Month by enjoying this event hosted by L’etage, a laidback lounge just off of South Street. Independent storytellers from in and around Philadelphia will display their talents through the method of improvisation. Polygon Comedy’s mission is to promote “liveness” in theatrical environments and claims that the basic foundation of the company changes depending on the purpose. True to its word, the company has organized a night of offbeat comedy in a relaxed environment. It is sure to be a fun night as members of the crowd are encouraged to offer their suggestions to the performers on stage. This month will feature several improv teams that are well-known in the local community, including Malone, Deleted Scenes, Cubed and Hot Dog. All the performers are sure to keep the audience on the edge of their seats and laughing.
Ancient Mayan way of life is explored as author and museum curator Simon Martin leads a discussion on the culture’s social structure, thanks to research done by historians and anthropologists. Martin, who helped decipher the Mayan script, shares his research on the ancient people. The Mayans, who lived in the area that is now Guatemala, created a dominant culture and possessed an advanced calendar system and a clearly defined social structure. They were the first group in their time period to derive distinctive religious and cultural traits. They leave researchers in wonderment at how they managed to survive in such an unusual climate. Although their civilization mysteriously began crumbling during the eighth century, relics remained and can be learned about by attendees to the lecture. The discussion is part of the Maya 2012 exhibit that runs until January 2013.
City, the duo said they drew comedic material from friends who went to traditional party schools through posts on Facebook and other forms of social media. “When you go to a school like Penn State or Indiana, you pretty much do the same thing all the time,” Hunjan said. “We didn’t have access to that, our college experience, being at school in the city, we were not always going to frat parties and stuff like that, so we had a pretty well-rounded outlet of comedy to gather, just on our day-to-day experience, because we had [a] little of everything.” After graduating and moving to New York, Hunjan and Tornabene began developing the Dom Mazzetti character by attacking current events and trends such as the phrase “YOLO” or term “guido,” as well as broader topics like pornography. A few weeks after their start, they released their second video “Dom Mazzetti vs. Four Loko.” After the episode, in which Mazzetti and his squad manic on the effects of the drink on the streets of New York, killing a panda at the Bronx Zoo and eating Chipotle, the creators saw their skit go viral. In the past six months, both comedians have been working full-time on their online shows. The typical day, Hunjan said, consists of waking up early, occasionally to the effects of a hangover, followed by a gym session and a trip to Tornabene’s apartment to develop scripts, which they film and edit on the weekends and post online on Tuesdays. “Having a YouTube channel, having a partner, it is your outlet, and it can become your job. So you don’t need to necessarily just get three gigs and a restaurant part-time to support yourself,” Hunjan said. While the content and phrasing of “Dom Mazzetti” paints the picture of unintelligent meathead, Tornabene, who graduated from NYU with a film degree, said his personality
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can get confused with that of his was gone, the show was done, character when meeting fans of that people still saw the characthe show. ter for something else other than “It’s a complete alter-ego. that,” Tornabene said. I am not that forward or crude, However, returning to New crazy really, I’m a more re- Jersey was the subject of their served, soft-spoken person,” most recent video “Dom MazTornabene said. “It’s a shock for zetti vs. Hurricane Sandy.” In some people to see.” the video, Hujan and Tornabone The “Dom Mazzetti” show use their popularity to promote opened in the midst of a shore- charitable donations to the state mania created by the widely through sandynjrelieffund.org, popular MTV reality program the American Red Cross, Re“Jersey Shore,” a sometimes store the Shore, volunteering controversial and donating to show following help victims of the lives of eight the storm. (nine throughout W h i l e all six seasons) they have more New York-area than 130,000 self-described subscribers to guidos, as they their YouTube drink, hook up Channel, neiand get arrestther Hunjan ed in Seaside nor Tornabene Heights, N.J., said they see Miami and Flor- Mike Tornabene / ‘Dom Mazzetti’ themselves as ence, Italy. Internet celebriWhile Torties, nor do they nabene said the follow other onhype surrounding the show line comedians. helped build the audience, both As for their comedic influhe and Hunjan said the satirical ences, Hujan listed Louis C.K., nature is what makes it so popu- Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell lar. and Woody Allen. Tornabene “There are a big amount added that both were followers that just want to hear us say fun- of Comedy Central stars Key ny things and talk about drunk and Peele and Dave Chappelle. stories,” Tornabene said. “But I Looking toward the future, think more people realize that it Hujan said he would like to see is satire as the series goes on.” the show develop for another However, with the MTV three to five years. He and Torshow in its sixth and final sea- nabene said they see their future son, Hunjan and Tornabene writing comedy for television or said they have prepared by movies. making the character less one“Comedy is a lot about dimensional. In episodes such taking what’s funny and takas “Dom Mazzetti vs. Getting ing things that occur in life and Hired” and “Dom Mazzetti vs. recreating and using it again to Résumés,” Mazzetti challenges tell a story, and finding ways of through parody the corporate making use of observations and system, including making a ré- things that actually happened sumé listing qualifications such and using them to make a joke,” as being a “Rollercoaster Ty- Tornabene said. coon,” two-term mayor of “Sim John Moritz can be reached City” and being capable of runat email@example.com ning an estimated 12 mph top or on Twitter @JCMoritzTU. speed. “Our character is New Jersey, Tri-State area type Italian, but we tried to make that it wasn’t the only thing we related to, so when the ‘Jersey Shore’
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Impress a date by taking him or her to a yoga session at Hidden River, located in Manayunk. Held weekly, the event aims to increase health and happiness through therapeutic techniques. Doing yoga with a special someone is intended to bring both individuals closer together, relieve stress and teach each other honor and support. Sharing the mutual experience enhances a relationship long after the workout ends. It requires proper balance through observation and awareness of your partner’s actions. The intention is to bring partners together in a lighthearted way. The class is open to people of all skill levels and first timers are especially encouraged to attend. Attendees should bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes. Participants are advised to not eat a heavy meal prior to attending the class. This isn’t only for couples, however. Solo individuals are welcome to attend too, since they can be paired off at the start of class.
Expand your taste palate by learning the basics of wine during this two-hour class. Located in Rittenhouse Square, The Wine School offers students the opportunity to be taught by restaurant professionals from the area. In the past, people from establishments such as Le Bec Fin have offered their expertise in subjects related to wine and beer. In the class session, participants will go beyond tasting the differences of various fermented grapes to obtain information about the industry and myths that exist about it. This knowledge can increase a person’s employability in the hospitality industry or simply enhance their personal wine-influenced lives. The Wine School also offers classes on related topics such as food and alcoholic pairings, craft brewing and spirits. It is also the only wine school in the country that offers certificates and diplomas of recognition for independently designed academic instruction. Tickets are going fast so reserve your spot today. -Christina Morgeneier
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PICKing UP THE PIECES THREE RECRUITS, TWO TRANSFERS FILL THE GAPS LEFT BY SENIORS. IBRAHIM JACOBS Assistant Sports Editor fter a season in which Temple won the Atlantic 10 Conference regular season title before dropping consecutive tournament games, the Owls have been selected to finish fourth in the A-10 by a panel of league coaches and media members. To Temple’s returning players, that’s all background noise. “We might have been picked first last year, I don’t remember,” senior guard T.J. DiLeo said. “All I know is that during the year we finished first and then we were out after the first round. Those are the things you remember.” When the Owls take the court for the first time this season against Kent State today, Nov. 13, at noon, what they will remember is last season’s 5844 loss to South Florida in the NCAA Tournament. What they will be trying to do is to get people to forget. Forgetting about the loss of seniors Ramone Moore, Juan Fernandez and Micheal Eric will not be an easy task. The trio consists of last season’s leader in points, assists, three-point field goals, blocks and minutes. For the returning players the
loss has been met by equal, and possibly greater, gain. “We lost three good seniors, but we gained experience,” redshirt-sophomore forward Anthony Lee said. “We did lose good talent last year but we didn’t lose much, and we are more experienced now, even with [Moore, Fernandez and Eric] being gone.” Senior forward Scootie Randall and junior guard Dalton Pepper are two players with experience that, unlike last year, will get chances to contribute. Randall redshirted his season due to a nagging knee injury while Pepper was forced to sit out a year after transferring from West Virginia. Having two players with more than a year separating them from their last meaningful collegiate game will add excitement and experience to Temple’s team, players said. “[Randall and Dalton] are eager to get back out on the court,” senior guard Khalif Wyatt said. “They haven’t played a meaningful game in a long time. When [Kent State] comes around they will probably be the two most excited guys on the court.” “They practiced with us all last year so there won’t be any rust in their game,” Wyatt added. “They are probably at the best they have ever been as far as skill-wise and being in shape.
Now it’s just time to put it on the court.” While players that were on the team but did not participate last year will be expected to make contributions, Wyatt is the player that will be expected to shoulder a majority of the workload. After a season in which he finished second on the team in points and first in steals and free throws, he is primed to command attention from opposing defenses. “We are going to count on [Wyatt] to score a lot of points for us,” DiLeo said. “He has a lot of pressure on his shoulders but he knows that we are right there with him.” “I want to be a leader on the court,” Wyatt said. “When things aren’t going our way, I want to be the guy that my teammates can count on to make a play. I wouldn’t say it is my team, but my teammates are counting on me just as much as I am counting on them.” Who Wyatt will be counting on as his backcourt teammate is yet to be determined. Coach Fran Dunphy has yet to name a starter at the point guard position. Dunphy said either DiLeo or sophomore Will Cummings will start, and Wyatt could see time at the position as well. “They bring three very different approaches to the game,” Dunphy said. “[Wyatt] has more
knack for the game than anybody I have ever coached, but he is not the speed and quickness kind of guy. [Cummings] has speed and quickness and he can push the floor…but I might have to put up with some turnovers. Then you have a guy like [DiLeo] who is just a solid kid. He may not have the speed and quickness of [Cummings] or the craftiness of [Wyatt], but he takes very good care of the ball.” After playing an average of 6.3 minutes per game behind Fernandez last season, Cummings said he is ready to establish himself with a bigger role on the team. “As a competitor you want to play,” Cummings said. “But it was a great learning experience to have as a freshman. To get minutes and see how the college game is different from high school was a plus. The thing that [the seniors] taught me was to be a leader, that is the most important thing for me to do.” Cummings’ experience may not be too different from what freshman guard Daniel Dingle receives this season. Temple’s highest-rated recruit by ESPN, Dingle might not find as many openings to see the court in his first year with a roster full of five seniors. What he does possess is a high basketball IQ, Dunphy said, something that makes the
coach unafraid to give the true freshman minutes. “His knowledge of the game is the strongest part of his game,” Dunphy said. “His basketball IQ is very good.” “This year is going to be a learning experience, and I knew that out of high school,” Dingle said. On how he would adapt to the changing athleticism from the high school game to the collegiate stage, Dingle said he doesn’t need to be the best athlete to succeed. “Beating your opponents with your IQ, being smarter thinking one step faster than them,” Dingle said while explaining what steps he’d take. It is uncertain whether Temple will receive more significant contributions from freshmen or extended minutes from upperclassmen. But one certainty remains: the players who were at the school last year don’t want their season to end in a similar fashion. “This season is a fresh start,” Wyatt said. “We get a chance to go out and write a different ending to our story than the seniors from the past did.” Ibrahim Jacobs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @ibrahimjacobs.
(From left) Khalif Wyatt, Jake O’Brien and Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson bring senior leadership to the team this season. | KATE McCANN TTN
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Scootie Randall renews his role as a senior leader after redshirting last season.
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Senior forward Scootie Randall boasts the distinction of the team’s best shooter and perimeter defender. | KATE McCANN TTN
Randall returns as stable force
Scootie Randall sparks team defense, leadership. JOEY CRANNEY Sports Editor In his dual role as coach of the men’s basketball team and an adjunct professor of a class on leadership in Fox School of Business, Fran Dunphy has a saying: “Leadership wears many costumes.” Not to be taken literally, Dunphy’s remark is a source of proverbial inspiration for his players and students. His message: Everyone has the ability to contribute as a leader and only need to find their niché. For redshirt-senior forward Scootie Randall, Temple’s best shooter, perimeter defender and communicator, his leadership role is a bit more pronounced. “The toughness that he brings, the ability to make shots, the key rebounds he gets for us, he’s not afraid,” Dunphy said. “There’s not an ounce of fear in his game.” “I know other guys have a lot of ups and downs on and off the court,” Randall said. “So I just try to be the best person and leader to those guys and let them know that I have their back no matter what.” Randall redshirted last season after surgery on a meniscus tear in his left knee in the summer of 2011 that kept him in
constant pain. Now, he said he’s 100 percent healthy and ready to play a major role in Temple’s last season in the Atlantic 10 Conference. “I know coach Dunphy. I’ve been around him five years,” Randall said. “I know what he expects of me and what he expects me to do and how he expects me to lead those guys.” Randall decided to redshirt in December 2011 after discussions with his family and Dunphy. Dunphy told Randall at the time he would like him to play, but the coach left the decision up to the player, and Randall spent the whole season on the bench, often acting as an extra coach. “It was difficult knowing that I could have been out there with those guys, guiding them through,” Randall said. “But with me being the leader, every time they came to the bench or every chance I got, I had to talk to them and tell them what I saw being on the bench and looking at the game. I had to help those guys out.” In Randall’s absence, Temple often ran four-guard sets, when guards Aaron Brown and T.J. DiLeo were sometimes forced to defend bigger, taller forwards. Temple’s defense suffered at times as a result. In a loss to Texas on Dec. 17, 2011, Temple was out-rebounded 48 to 23. Randall said it was difficult to watch his teammates struggle
to guard opposition he’d normally be responsible for. “It was tough, but I had to stay focused for those guys,” Randall said. “I knew they looked up to me a lot so I had to be a leader for those guys. I knew I had to give them what coach gives them. I had to see them from a coaching standpoint. I think it helped me with my knowledge of the game today.” Brown transferred to Southern Mississippi in April, but DiLeo is expected to play significant minutes this year. DiLeo said his experience last year has increased his confidence. “I was in the game during critical times for a lot of games,” DiLeo said. “I got experience guarding the other teams’ best player. This year that might be [my] role for some games, for some games it might be [Randall’s]. I think it’s good that I got that role last year, because I have nothing to fear this year. I’m up for the challenge of guarding everybody.” Randall has guarded the opposition’s best player in the past, earning the distinction of the team’s best perimeter defender from Dunphy and teammates. DiLeo said Randall is also the best team defender, constantly communicating, calling out screens and helping with weak-side defense. “We definitely missed Scootie, because he’s one of
those guys that can get in the game and guard anybody and contribute on the offensive end too,” DiLeo said. “He’s a calming factor for us.” Dunphy and players said Randall is also the team’s best shooter. In his last full season with the team in 2010-11, Randall had .495 shooting percentage and a .369 three-point percentage, while averaging 10.7 points and 30.3 minutes per game. Dunphy said opposing defenses will have to respect Randall’s ability to shoot, allowing him opportunities to drive to the basket or create other offensive opportunities. “He’s got a pretty good sense of not only making shots, but getting shots,” Dunphy said. “For you to make them, you have to get them. He’s good at understanding the game that way.” With the addition of Butler and Virginia Commonwealth University to the A-10, Dunphy said he feels more comfortable having his best defender and most reliable player available to play this year. “You can go down the list,” Dunphy said. “There’s probably a guy on each team in the A-10 that’s very hard to guard, and if Scootie gets stuck on any one of them, I’d be happy.” Joey Cranney can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @joey_cranney.
Transfers provide length, depth
Senior transfers can make an immediate impact. AVERY MAEHRER The Temple News
The men’s basketball team will introduce junior Dalton Pepper and redshirt-graduate Jake O’Brien, both transfers, who make their Temple debut today, Nov. 13, at noon, returning to college basketball for the first time since their respective 2010-11 seasons. Pepper, who transferred from West Virginia to Temple in 2011 to be closer to his hometown of Levittown, Pa., played two seasons for the Mountaineers. Pepper played in 62 games and averaged 3.5 points and 10.1 minutes per game. He earned a trip to the Final Four during the team’s NCAA tournament run in 2010. “[Pepper’s] role will be significant,” coach Fran Dunphy said. “He’s a good jump shooter, a good athlete, he’s getting better defensively, and he’s making good decisions so he’s going to play significant minutes for us early on especially.” The 6-foot-5-inch forward was forced to sit out for the entire 2011-12 season with Temple due to a NCAA mandate on transfer students. Pepper has
two years of eligibility remaining. “It was kind of painful at times, just watching your teammates compete in games and not being able to play and help them out, but at times it just made me realize a lot,” Pepper said. “Basketball, one day, will be over and you’ll be on the sideline just like that. It made me appreciate basketball a lot more and just focus on what I needed to do to get better for this year coming up.” Pepper was a standout star at Pennsbury High School, where he tallied a school-record 2,207 points and grabbed 962 rebounds. The Falcons had four straight undefeated seasons during Pepper’s tenure with the team, during which he was a three-time All-State selection and was named 2009 Pennsylvania Big School Player of the Year by the Associated Press. “Here, you get to see a lot of the same faces that you were playing in high school and people come to the games and they still support you so that’s a good feeling,” Pepper said. While Pepper’s decision to transfer was self-motivated, O’Brien’s was due more to external circumstances. O’Brien, who played three seasons with Boston University, made the decision to transfer earlier this year after Boston announced a move to the Patriot League next year
and was thus ruled ineligible to compete in the America East Conference postseason in 201213. This left the team’s chances of making the NCAA tournament slim. O’Brien had never considered leaving the university prior to the announcement, he said. “I decided on Temple because I thought it offered what I was looking for,” O’Brien said. “I was looking for a place where I could come in and play a lot of minutes and a place where we have a chance to win and go to the tournament and really have a successful season.” The 6-foot-9-inch forward scored 1,020 points and grabbed 444 rebounds in three seasons with the Terriers. He earned America East Rookie of the Year honors during his freshman season and averaged double figures in scoring every year he played. As a junior in 2010-11, a foot injury sidelined O’Brien through the remainder of the season. The same foot required a second surgery in September 2011, which caused him to redshirt last season. O’Brien said the foot is “fully healed” and he has been full throttle since April. “It’s a real positive impact for us because he’s a very good person, and he’s a good player,” Dunphy said. “I think he’s going to be a guy that’s going to be able to stretch the defense for
us, and make some shots, and just really do a good job overall and adds depth and reliability to our front court.” Not having the opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and sitting out all of last season wasn’t easy, O’Brien said. “Just watching from the sidelines and kind of not feeling fully a part of the team and wanting to be out there, it was tough,” O’Brien said. “It makes it that much more meaningful to be healthy and playing for something again.” Dunphy said he hopes rustiness doesn’t play too much of a factor headed into the season for O’Brien and Pepper, but added the fact that both transfers have made it this far says a lot about them as student-athletes. “I think sitting out a year is one of the more difficult things that a student-athlete has to do,” Dunphy said. “You don’t feel part of the group, you don’t travel much, it’s not an easy thing and I think those guys have weathered the storm and done a good job with it. Hopefully when the lights go on Tuesday that they both will be ready to go because we need them in order to be successful.” Avery Maehrer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @AveryMaehrer.
Will Khalif Wyatt respond?
Can Will Cummings emerge?
How will minutes be managed?
Wyatt is the centerpiece of the offense this year after Ramone Moore and Juan Fernandez were lost to graduation. Wyatt is surrounded by role players, but if he isn’t able to overcome the opposition’s best defender or double teams he is likely to face, it could be a long and frustrating season. If he proves capable, it will provide opportunities for his teammates.
The talented sophomore saw 6.3 minutes per game behind Juan Fernandez last season. His speed and quickness will work well to spread the floor and score in transition, but if he suffers from turnovers, it will be a hard sell to get playing time from coach Fran Dunphy, who values taking care of the ball.
With Wyatt, redshirt-sophomore forward Anthony Lee, redshirt-senior forward Scootie Randall and senior forward Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson likely starting, there are numerous players who have claims to significant playing time. T.J. DiLeo has been as consistent as it gets and is in his last season. Transfers Dalton Pepper and Jake O’Brien already sat out a year after transferring and don’t want to sit out some more.
Will egos alter team chemistry?
Will March woes continue?
With the depth that the team has, the ability to score points should not be a problem this year. The question is who is going to be scoring them. With a likely seven to nine man rotation, most players won’t be reaching double digit point totals. If sharing the rock is not a problem and players look for the extra pass every time, Temple could threaten to score from every position on the floor.
Dunphy’s squad has one victory in the last five NCAA postseason appearances despite being favored in three of five first-round games. Temple also dropped its first A-10 tournament game last season despite being the top seed. All the wins from November through February look good on paper, but can the Owls get it done when it matters? -Ibrahim Jacobs
MEN’S GAMES TO WATCH At Duke (Dec. 8, East Rutherford, N.J.)
The Owls haven’t forgotten January when they shocked the Blue Devils with a 78-73 win at the Wells Fargo Center. The Blue Devils enter the season ranked No. 8 in the country. Duke will return four of its five starters from last year’s game this season.
At Syracuse (Dec. 22, New York City)
A Syracuse-Temple seasonal match-up would have been in place with the Owls joining the Big East Conference next season, however, the Orange matched Temple’s offseason move with one of their own, and will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference starting July 2013. What looked to be the start of an annual match-up will be short lived.
At Kansas (Jan. 6, Lawrence, Kan.)
Although Kansas lost its two top scorers from last year to the NBA in Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor, it still remains one of the nation’s elite teams. Senior center Jeff Withey stands at 7
feet tall and 235 pounds and is projected to go as high as 23rd in next year’s NBA draft. If Temple can hit shots from the outside, this could be a shootout in Kansas. If not, the game could end quickly against the talented Jayhawks.
vs. UMass (Feb. 16, Amherst, Mass.)
The Minuteman gave Temple fits in the team’s last meeting in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament. Temple needs to find an answer for 5-foot-9-inch senior guard Chaz Williams. Williams gashed the team for 20 points and 10 assists and moved the ball at will on the Temple defense in the A-10 tournament loss.
vs. VCU (March 10, Liacouras Center)
Led by charismatic head coach Shaka Smart, Virginia Commonwealth University is projected by some to finish as high as second in the conference. With this being Temple’s last regular season game, it could have a large impact on its postseason seeding. -Ibrahim Jacobs
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Are the freshmen ready?
Coach Tonya Cardoza expects to start two, possibly three freshmen. Guard May Dayan and forward Sally Kabengano have been getting consistent first-team reps. Cardoza said freshman guard Erica Covile and freshman forward Jacquilyn Jackson have the potential to see significant minutes.
How long until Natasha Thames is 100 percent?
Victoria Macaulay set a career high 16 rebounds and scored 21 points in a win on Nov. 9. | LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN
Macaulay poised to break out
Thames will see plenty of playing time in the first few games, but Cardoza hasn’t committed fully to her as the starter at the power forward position. The Owls need her at 100 percent as quickly as possible to add some size to their front court. Without her this team lacks height and experience.
Victoria Macaulay leads the Owls in her senior year.
Senior center Victoria Macaulay doesn’t want one play to haunt her career. With seconds remaining in the Atlantic 10 Conference semi-finals against Dayton in March, down by one, Macaualay grabbed an offensive board under the basket, dodged defenders and put up a layup that fell just short. She was inches from sending Temple to the finals. “That shot really affected me,” Macaulay said. “Never again will I [take] a reverse layup, same side.” In what turned out to be her breakout season, Macaulay became a weapon for the Owls behind standout guards Shey Peddy, Kristen McCarthy and BJ Williams, all of whom have graduated. Macaulay is the focal point now. Redshirt-junior forward Natasha Thames is the lone returning starter, but missed all but eight games last season with a knee injury. There’s almost no depth, after forwards Nikki Works and Brittany Lewis transferred and have been replaced by three freshmen forwards.
Can Cardoza win the A-10?
Cardoza is searching for her first A-10 title, something that’s eluded her the past four years. She believes the youth on the roster won’t hinder the Owls’ chances at making one last run. Cardoza said she’s working on minimizing mistakes from her young guards, allowing them to manage the game early in the season until they’re comfortable enough to take more responsibility.
How will the team tackle depth?
The loss of forwards Brittany Lewis and Nikki Works will hurt the Owls. Lewis was a likely starter at the threeguard position and Works would have likely been the sixth woman. Merritt’s injury hurts Temple almost as much because she was the only one with any game experience at point guard.
Can Victoria Macaulay live up to the preseason hype?
Cardoza expects a double-double from her star center every night. Macaulay wants to prove to everyone that she’s deserving of being named to the A-10 Preseason First Team and A-10 Preseason All-Defensive Team. Her performance down the stretch last season showed what she can do when she’s focused on her game. -Jake Adams
WOMEN’S GAMES TO WATCH vs. Rutgers (Nov. 21, McGonigle Hall)
With the losses of Khadijah Rushdan and April Sykes, Rutgers’ two leading scorers last season, senior center Monique Oliver is expected to step up and be the centerpiece for the Scarlet Knights. Oliver led the team in rebounds and blocks last season, averaging 11.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game with a total of 58 blocks.
At Michigan State (Dec. 29, East Lansing, Mich.)
Heading into the season, the Spartans have received AP National Rankings votes. The scariest part about this match-up: Michigan State was 11-3 at home last season. Some key returning players are sophomore guard Kiana Johnson and sophomore forward Becca Mills. Johnson led the team in assists last season, while Mills averaged 7.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 17 minutes per game.
At Georgetown (Jan. 2, Washington, D.C.)
Senior guard Sugar Rob-
erts has averaged at least 17 points per game in all three years at Georgetown. Last season, she led the Hoyas in points per game (18.5), steals (71), free throw percentage (.819), and was third on the team in rebounds per game (5.4).
At St. Bonaventure (Jan. 13, Olean, N.Y.)
The Bonnies are receiving preseason AP National Rankings votes for the first time in program history. St. Bonaventure dominated the A-10 last season, with a 31-4 overall record and a perfect 14-0 in-conference record. The Bonnies beat the Owls by nine points in January.
At Dayton (Feb. 24, Dayton, Ohio)
Good news for the Owls is that forward Justine Raterman, who was one of the most feared players in the A-10, graduated last spring. However, sophomore guard Andrea Hoover and junior center Cassie Sant are returning players that could present problems regardless of who is defending them. -Tyler Sablich
JAKE ADAMS The Temple News
“[Macaulay’s] not going to be able to have [players] like [McCarthy and Peddy] to bail her out or carry the burden, it’s going to be on her,” coach Tonya Cardoza said. “This is our year,” Thames said. “We’ve been together for four years and now this is the year for us to play together, so I think we’re really looking for each other on the court.” For most of last season, none of this could be said about Macaulay, a 6-foot-4-inch Staten Island, N.Y., native. For two years she had underperformed and lost significant playing time to recently graduated center Joelle Connelly. She had all the tools to be the best center in the conference, but none of the drive, Cardoza said. “Her first two years we were screaming at her about getting in the weight room and getting stronger,” Cardoza said. “Me and [Macaulay] could always score, we just didn’t have the mentality that we have to score because we had so many other scorers on the team so we just kind of sat back and let them do everything,” Thames said. Macaulay averaged 6.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game during the team’s nonconference schedule last season despite being the most talented big on the court most of the
time. Then, with the start of the A-10 season, Macaulay exploded onto the scene. She averaged six points and 11 rebounds in the first four A-10 games, but kick-started a campaign that earned her the Big 5 Most Improved Player with 20 points and eight boards against Penn on Jan. 21. For the team’s final 16 games, including five postseason match-ups, she averaged 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and recorded her first two double-doubles. “Somewhere around January, her whole approach to basketball changed,” Cardoza said. “I think she knows there’s a future for her beyond college and I think she understands that now.” “I think she saw what [Peddy and McCarthy] were experiencing during their senior year where people were talking about them going and playing overseas, and I think that that’s something she wants,” Cardoza added. Cardoza said Macaulay’s late-season surge meant there was no room for disappointment. Her star center has proven what she’s capable of and now the coach believes averaging a double-double this season isn’t out of the question. Macaulay’s goals are to win an A-10 Championship, be named to the A-10 All-Defensive Team and improve her leadership skills, she said.
“Every single night, most of the time, I’m trying to be in the gym shooting, working on my post game, working on a variety of things like my [ball]handling just so I can have that wide spread of skills to execute when it comes to game time,” Macaulay said. It’s not going to be easy. Teams are going to focus on shutting down Macaulay while attacking the guards to force them into mistakes, freshman guard Tyonna Williams said. “Eventually teams are going to start double-teaming her, triple-teaming her, keeping the ball out of her hands and then that’s for us, as guards, to step up and make shots and make plays,” Williams said. Cardoza is most worried about keeping Macaulay’s head calm during trying times. So far, Cardoza hasn’t had to refocus Macaulay in practice, she said. “We haven’t had to remind her about [the missed layup against Dayton], but I know that I always have that in my back pocket if I need to,” Cardoza said. If Macaulay has her way, that subject won’t be brought up the rest of the season. She’ll be rewriting that script. Jake Adams can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @jakeadams520.
Cardoza keeps faith in young team Tonya Cardoza hopes team gets past inexperience. EVAN CROSS The Temple News Before this season even started, Tonya Cardoza had reached a major milestone for a collegiate coach’s career. This is Cardoza’s fifth year as coach at Temple, which means that for the first time, all of the players on the roster are players that she has recruited herself. “When you’ve recruited the kids, you know them a little more so than being placed in a situation where you didn’t recruit a kid,” Cardoza said. “When you’re talking to them, you understand what their goals are.” Cardoza will need those personal relationships this year more than ever. Six of the 11 players on the team are freshmen, and of the other five, only senior center Victoria Macaulay averaged more than 14 minutes a game last season. Cardoza said the team’s youth won’t affect her coaching style much. “I’m still going to be demanding and expect the same things I’ve expected in the past,” Cardoza said. “I think the biggest thing is I’m probably
showing a little more patience in practice, understanding that there are a lot of young [players].” Cardoza said she would likely start two freshmen: forward Sally Kabengano and guard May Dayan. While there may be some growing pains this year, Cardoza said she thinks the playing experience will help the players in the future. “I think the more playing experience you get, especially being a freshman getting thrown into the fire, helps you down the road,” Cardoza said. “Definitely by their junior year, they’ll have so much experience and will have been through so many different things that it will have made them better players.” The current freshman class was recruited before the move to the Big East Conference was announced. She said their first year in the A-10 will provide valuable experience for the move-up next season. “That’s why they’re going to play a lot, to get that experience,” Cardoza said. “They’re working every day in practice to get better.” When Cardoza found out about the upcoming move, she was happy, but not only for her own team, she said. “Yes, it’s a great opportunity for Temple Athletics to be under the same umbrella,” Car-
doza said. “That’s something that’s never happened. It’s exciting for the school. We can all say we’re under the same Big East name, and go out there and compete and play in the very best leagues.” Before coming to Temple, Cardoza was an assistant coach under Geno Auriemma at the Connecticut for 14 years. Cardoza has an opportunity to face off against her old mentor next year in the Big East. “Hopefully we get to a point where we really can compete against them,” Cardoza said. “They’re on a different level than most teams in women’s basketball. Being able just to compete against him, after working with him for so many years, is going to be exciting and fun.” However, Cardoza doesn’t expect to immediately have success against her old boss. “I’m not going to look forward to them beating us,” Cardoza said. “I’m looking forward to the day where we can beat them.” Cardoza said she isn’t worrying about Auriemma’s team yet. This year, Temple was ranked fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference in a preseason poll by the league’s 16 head coaches. Cardoza said the ranking is accurate, but she expects to do better.
“The fact that we were picked fifth with just one [starter] returning that has played says a lot about what they expect from us,” Cardoza said. “I think we’ll surprise some people. I’m sure we’ll have some good days, some bad days, but I think overall if we continue to improve and get better we should have a really good season.” Cardoza said she doesn’t have any explicit goals for the season, apart from improving as a team every day. “We’re relying on six freshmen to play a lot, so to say we’re going to jump out the gate and knock people off the block is ridiculous,” Cardoza said. “Our goal is to be better every single day, put ourselves in position to win basketball games, and get into the position to win the tournament.” Even though she is eager to move conferences, Cardoza will miss playing in the A-10, she said. “It’s been fun,” Cardoza said. “I’m going to miss all the different coaches that I’ve been able to coach against. This is, right now, the only thing that I know. Now, we have to leave that and start something else.” Evan Cross can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @EvanCross.
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courting the youth UNDERCLASSMEN WILL PLAY CRUCIAL ROLE IN REBUILDING YEAR. JAKE ADAMS TYLER SABLICH The Temple News fter losing senior guards Shey Peddy and Kristen McCarthy following last season, a number of young guards will now be asked to perform the duties formerly occupied by two Temple greats. The Owls enter the 201213 season with six freshmen and sophomore guards. As if this wasn’t a tall enough task for coach Tonya Cardoza to overcome, projected starting point guard, sophomore Monaye Merritt, suffered a torn ACL in the offseason that ended her 2012-13 campaign before it even started. “[Merritt’s injury] changed things drastically because you have Monaye, who didn’t play a lot but was able to get some experience,” Cardoza said. “We were hoping that she would come in and fight for that starting position. She’s someone who has played the point position all her life and has a lot to offer.” With Merritt sidelined for the entire season, sophomore Tyonna Williams will likely take over as the squad’s starting point guard. Williams, who has played mainly as a two-guard under Cardoza, said
she’s up for the challenge. “It’s definitely different playing on the college level as a point guard,” Williams said. “I still have a lot of learning to do, a lot of growing to do. I learned a lot from the starting guards last year, especially [Peddy].” Peddy averaged 17 points, five rebounds and three assists per game last year as a senior. Cardoza said she has seen Williams develop into a potential leader in Peddy’s absence. “[Williams’] whole demeanor has changed,” Cardoza said. “I think she’s done a complete turnaround where she knows what’s expected of her and she doesn’t want to let anybody down. She wants to be the captain of this team. To see her do that in one year, it makes me smile.” With Williams taking over at the point position for Merritt, freshman May Dayan is expected to become C a r doza’s
starting shooting guard. Dayan, who Temple recruited from Israel, said she is aware of the magnitude of being forced into a starting role in her first season. “They want us to lead the team,” Dayan said. “Most of the time the ball is in the guards’ hands. We make the decisions, so they expect a lot this season.” “I think [Dayan] is the next [guard] that could be a really good scorer f o r us,” Car-
doza said. “She can get to the basket, and she can shoot the three. It’s just making her do it because she’s so unselfish. She needs to understand that she can score and we need that from her.” Sophomore Rateska Brown is also expected to interchange between the oneguard and two-guard positions in wake of Merritt’s injury. Brown played sparingly last season, averaging 3.9 points per game. “I expect to produce a lot,” Brown said. “I want to be a huge contribution to the team this year. I would like to score a lot if I can, play defense if I can, but I would like to be a huge contribution as far as scoring, as far as helping the team with assists and things like that.” Cardoza has yet to announce her starting forward. There is some speculation that she may choose to go small and start a guard, but freshman forward Sally K a -
bengano may have the upper hand. Kabengano has experimented with various positions during the course of the preseason. “As you get into [playing multiple positions], you get used to it,” Kabengano said. “At the start it’s hard trying to remember all the plays and all the different positions and trying to play in a new position.” While the focal point of opposing defenses will likely be senior center Victoria Macaulay, it will be up to Temple’s young, inexperienced guards to take care of the ball and hit open shots once the defense collapses on Macaulay, Cardoza said. “We need to make sure they’re taking care of the ball,” Cardoza said. “We need to make sure every time down we get a good shot at the basket. I think we’re going to play more of a perimeter game.” With a glaring lack of depth up front for the Owls, Cardoza has no choice but to put trust into her young backcourt, something she said she feels comfortable with. “Yeah, we’re inexperienced, but we’re not going to use that as an excuse,” Cardoza said. “That doesn’t mean we don’t expect a lot from them.” Jake Adams and Tyler Sablich can be reached at email@example.com.
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Senior Rosemary Carlson’s paintings for the event were inspired by her time in Rome.| LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN opportunities given to students who participate in the event. “How many people [in their early 20s] have the opportunity to present at a conference? My students may use this to get their foot in the door and present their original work for the first time,” Jhala said. “It allows them to be surveyors of information, rather than passive learners. Many use it as a stepping stone to graduate or other professional schools.” Though international travel is not required for conference eligibility, some student-presenters did complete their research overseas. During the summer, fellow
panelists and senior political science majors Nadia Elboubkri and Kat Zuk visited Morocco and France, respectively, and will each present their individual research on the panel entitled “Political Resistance and Democratization in North African and Arab States.” On her travels, Elboubkri said, “It was an amazing experience, and definitely boosted my project in a direction that library research couldn’t have achieved on its own.” All student posters and papers have the opportunity to win prizes for their work. Many, however, applied to participate
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in the conference for other reasons. “I’m hoping to receive some constructive feedback on my research so far – but moreover, I hope that this conference will make the Temple community think about the realities of our world and inspire them to have a greater global presence,” Zuk said. Senior metals major Rosemary Carlson, who will present a series of paintings that deal with identity, memory and place, cited her experience studying abroad in Rome and moving often as a child as inspiration for her interest in this global topic. “I think the experiences of adaptation and its subsequent growth are universal,” Carlson said. “I really enjoyed talking to immigrants, other study abroad students, expats, etc. about this phenomenon and finding camaraderie in unexpected places.
In the end, the place is not the focus. Rather the relationships you build and how you remember, grow and learn based on such experiences are what matter the most.” The Global Temple Conference will begin at 9 a.m. with a speech by former Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission Peter Watson, titled “The Next President’s Greatest Global Challenge: Preventing Conflict in Asia/the Pacific as Consensus for U.S. Regional Leadership Erodes.” Presentations will take place on the second floor of the Student Center. All students, staff and faculty are invited to attend. A full schedule can be found on Temple’s Study Abroad website. Julie Zeglen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Relationships require honesty, Re-election promising for openness from start to finish LGBT students’ futures
CARY CARR Let’s Be Blunt
Advice columnist Cary Carr answers relationship themed questions.
s the reality of graduation approaches, I am starting to realize that I am, inevitably, going to be a reallife adult. And with that comes thoughts of 9-to-5 careers, a new apartment in Brooklyn and a serious relationship. Sure, I had boyfriends and hook-ups during my experience here at Temple, but they were simply temporary distractions. Now, about a year and a half into my current relationship, I think about our plans to move together, how we can make it happen and what my life would be like without him by my side, supporting me and making me laugh. I’m not sure when the transition happened from my kindergarten crush on the boy with the coolest lunchbox to a man whom I adore and consider regarding all of my big decisions, but it can be kind of terrifying. Prior to this romance, marriage seemed distant and irrelevant to my life or goals, but now I have to consider the scary life step when evaluating my future career choice. Would I really be able to move to New York without him? Would I be giving up the one person I’m meant to be with if he couldn’t come? And if he did make the move, would that be a sort of nonverbal acknowledgement that we’re in this for the long-haul? I wish someone could see my future and tell me everything will work itself out, but unfortunately, I’m stuck with my own worrying mind. And as much as I love giving advice to others – come on, who doesn’t?
– I have trouble accepting others’ opinions when it comes to my own relationship. So, it looks like this is my first big step into adulthood – being mature enough to make my own big-girl decisions and smart enough to know they may not always be the right ones. But until that moment comes in a few short months, I think I’ll enjoy being young, dumb and in love. Now back to you, my lovebugs. Spill – what are your biggest relationship qualms right now? Q: There’s this guy in two of my classes who I’m kind of involved with. I fear that since we see one another every day, we’re going to run out of things or get tired of one another. Do you think I should talk to him about my fear? A: Slow down! You should totally not be worrying about getting bored of each other, at least not yet. The first few months of dating are by far the most fun. Not only do you get to learn every last, interesting detail about one another, but you’re also genuinely interested in finding out more of your beau’s stories, mistakes and goals. Take advantage of it! And it’s not like you have to hang out together every day after class, you’ll still get some “you” time in. Just avoid talking to him about your newfound fear. The truth is, it’s probably all in your head, plus guys tend to overanalyze these types of situations way less than us ladies. But if you really are already running out of things to talk about, then it might be time to reconsider your flame. When you’re really into someone, the conversations should flow, not be preplanned and nerve-inducing. Now stop stressing, and start talking. I’m sure he’ll want to hear all about your dreams to become a backup dancer for Lady Gaga – or is that just me? Q: I’ve been trying to give a former hook-up the hint that I have no interest in talking to him, but he doesn’t seem to get it. How do I let him down without hurting his feelings? A: Ah, men. They simply don’t understand your subtle hints. They need to be told harshly that you’re just not into it. Not sure how to be so straightforward? Well, it’s a
skill you’re going to need the rest of your life, so you better start practicing now. Avoid the whole text-message letdown – find that courage and call the dude. It’s the least he deserves if he’s about to be rejected. But don’t come up with some crazy excuse, like that you’re considering moving to California to become a professional roller-skater, because chances are, you’ll run into him in the future and be in an even messier situation. I’m not saying you need to be mean about it, but something along the lines of “I didn’t feel a connection” or “I lost those feelings I had in the beginning” will make your point clear without crushing his heart. He’ll probably wish you had been so blunt sooner, so that he could have moved on and avoided the whole feeling-like-a-loser thing. So go ahead, pick up the phone. The sooner you make the call, the sooner you’ll be able to move on to the next one, you little heartbreaker. Q: My girlfriend’s always snooping through my stuff. How can I get her to stop? A: Hate to break this to you, but we all snoop to some degree. Don’t act as if you don’t kind of sort of peak when your girl’s phone lights up with a text from an unfamiliar name. We all know you’re guilty. But if you think she’s going too far – like scanning through your emails, checking your Internet history, stalking your Facebook too far – then maybe you should question why. Was she already semi-insecure when you started dating? Has she been cheated on in the past? Or are you sort of a flirt? There’s got to be some back-story, and as her boyfriend, it’s your job to reassure her and let her know that your eyes are only on her, as they should be. Maybe she won’t drop all of her snooping habits immediately, but she’ll sure as hell appreciate your compassion, and hopefully, that will lead to more trust. But then again, she could just be a psycho girlfriend with too much time on her hands. In that case, run, and run fast. Cary Carr can be reached at email@example.com.
riage. Taking 20 minutes out of Early reports estimate that my day to vote was the least I at least 49 percent of registered could do to thank him. voters under the age of 30 voted. Sophomore English major That’s nearly 23 million young Maddie Luebbert spent elec- Americans. tion night, like myself and like “It’s not just us in the street most voters, I yelling anypresume, anxIt’s not just us in more. It’s us iously awaitin the voting the street yelling booths and us ing the results, refreshing anymore. It’s us in in politics acCNN and the tually having a the voting booths say,” Luebbert, Huffington Post’s electorand us in politics one of those 23 al maps. million young actually having a A m e r i c a n s , “Once I couldn’t stand said. “I think say. sitting in my that’s amazMaddie Luebbert / ing.” room by mysophomore English major self agonizing It’s no coover it, I then incidence that went and sat LGBT issues with my friends and agonized made so many advancements over it,” said Luebbert, who the same year that so many listed LGBT issues as the most young voters turned out to vote. important factor for her going Attitudes on marriage into the election, along with equality are changing rapidly women’s rights and education. and our generation is leading “And eventually I went to my the charge. girlfriend’s house and agonized A CNN poll conducted in over it.” May reported that 73 percent of At the end of the day, all 18 to 34-year-olds asked believe that agonizing seemed to be that same-sex marriage should for naught. Nov. 6 proved to be be legal and 55 percent said they a historic night for the LGBT “feel strongly” about it. community. “I think this is the best time Along with Obama’s re- to be a young gay person in election, three states voted to America,” Luebbert said. “For legalize same-sex marriage, the us to graduate in the next four first time ever such legislation years and get jobs and get marwas approved by voters. ried, there’s a bright future for Additionally, Wisconsin’s us. Maybe I’ll be able to teach Tammy Baldwin became the and not have to hide my personfirst openly gay U.S. Senator al life for fear of getting fired.” and right here in Pennsylvania, “Or maybe I’ll be able to we elected our first openly gay marry my girlfriend in a reastate legislator, Brian Sims. sonable amount of time, when This is important. This is re- we’re ready, not when it’s 20 ally important. This symbolizes years later and we can,” Lueba huge change in American poli- bert added. “It’ll be something tics. For the longest time, anti- that’s an actual option and it’s gay politicians have defended a realistic option. It’s not just a their stances by claiming that pipe dream anymore.” Americans simply don’t want Sara Patterson can be reached gay rights. And for the longest at firstname.lastname@example.org. time, Americans have proved them right. Marriage equality votes have shown up on state ballots more than 30 times and they have been shot down every single time – until last week. Last week, Maine, Marlyand and Washington voted on marriage equality and every state voted in favor of it. In Minnesota, voters shot down an amendment to ban the state’s recognition of same-sex marriages. What was the difference this time? Well, us.
SARA PATTERSON QCHAT
Columnist Sara Patterson discusses the importance of the 2012 election for young LGBT Americans.
follow presidential elections the same way some people follow sports. I scout my favorites early on and make ridiculous predictions in the beginning of the season. I get all decked out in merchandise: T-shirts, signs in the windows and stickers on my laptop. I spend game days, or more accurately debate nights, in front of the television with a bowl of popcorn. I fight with Republicans the way Red Sox fans fight with Yankees fans. CNN and MSNBC are my ESPN. And last week, at 20 years old and voting in my first presidential election, I felt like a minor league player getting called up to the majors. Honestly, the only way I can describe how I felt voting for President Barack Obama is honored. I am honored that, in my first presidential election, I voted for someone that I felt so strongly about. I was honored that in my first presidential election, I voted for someone who cares about me as a woman. I voted for someone who made sure that I am granted equal pay and that I have affordable and accessible healthcare. I was honored that I voted for someone who cares about me as a student, who made it easier for me to pay for my own education. Most importantly, I was honored that in my first presidential election, I voted for someone who cares about me as a gay American. President Obama took a big risk in May when he announced that he supports same-sex mar-
Theater and politics struggle to mix and mingle
MARCIE ANKER Starving Actor
A look at the diverse politics in the theater community, with the proposed Republican Theater Festival.
ou may or may not have heard, but this past week there was this little thing called an election. People vote. People get mad. People get happy. Facebook arguments ensue. It’s really something. Now, some people wouldn’t suspect that politics has any place in the theater. After all, we aren’t meant to be movers and shakers, we’re supposed to sing and dance and prance around stage and make people happy, right?
Wrong. Theater artists are some of the most active, opinionated group of people you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting. At Temple, we are always told by faculty that in order to be in this field, we have to know ourselves inside and out, we have to have opinions and we have to take a stand for what we believe in. Obviously, this can create some unsightly issues on the big, bad Facebook. There have been instances where I have seen up to 50 comments on a person’s status because people are doing what they think is respectful debating. Again, false. In general, it’s a fair assumption to think that theater is a more liberal-oriented forum. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any Republicans in the department. Though they are few and far between, Republicans in the theater world often face far more criticism and demonization than perhaps other groups, especially during campaign season. Now, this column isn’t meant to be a verbal spanking or political statement in any way, because I’m guilty of demonizing and not giving artistic recognition to the “other” side, too. But now, I’m realizing my
faults. My mother would be so proud to hear me admit a wrongdoing. You win, mom. You win. During the summer, on something called the Theater Alliance listserv, a similar political argument broke out, but this time it was between working professionals – not disgruntled students. An email was sent out asking for participants in something called, “The Republican Theater Festival.” Well, you can imagine the kinds of responses that followed. At first it was entertaining, because, really, who doesn’t like to watch people duke it out every once in awhile? But after awhile, it became more troubling. Members of the listserv took issue with everything from the name of the festival to the fact that it was being proposed for production at all. How dare they ask a liberal community to offer up their actors to a Republican Theater Festival? The nerve! But it made me think, why shouldn’t they be allowed to? In the theater we hope to open the minds of our audiences, but we can’t open our minds ourselves? So, I looked up what exactly this Republican Theater Festival was that was causing so much uproar in the theater community.
The tagline that appears at the top of the page is, “Would you say that to my face?” I thought, “Wow, no, I probably wouldn’t.” I continued my detective work. What really caught my attention was this statement: “Online, it’s pretty easy to call someone a fascist. Or to make a joke of their faith. On TV, you can refer to a whole state as a bunch of idiots. In a theater, however, you have to look that person in the eye.” When I read that, I was struck by the truth of it. We are all guilty of it. These 10 playwrights with their plays addressing conservative issues are involved in a very risky undertaking, especially in Philadelphia. Something that I had forgotten was that this is still art; this is still what I live to do. Cara Blouin, the woman spearheading the “Republican Theater Festival” has received an unending amount of criticism from both sides - liberals and conservatives. Blouin has stretched her neck so far out in the Philadelphia theater community that, at first, I was frightened for her. But I shouldn’t have been. Blouin is very grounded in her beliefs about theater as well as politics, and mixing the two, for her, only makes sense. “Theater is a good medium
for looking at difficult issues because it requires you to see the characters as people instead of ideas, which makes you more empathetic. It also requires people to hash out ideas together in the same room,” Blouin said. It’s easy to write off this festival as Republican propaganda. To this assumption, Blouin clears the air about her hopes for the festival, “I hope the festival will be a chance for people who disagree to come together and question some of their ideas. I don’t intend for people to change their minds, but I do want people to open them. I think more politics should be story-oriented and human-oriented. That’s what the plays in the festival do.” And as for the resistance and backlash? Blouin said, “I get steady criticism from both liberals and conservatives. In general, I would encourage people who are critical of the festival to first look at it for what it really is. It’s not a joke or a satire, and it’s also not propaganda for the Republican Party. It’s a thoughtful look at conservative ideas by conservatives and liberals together.” I have to give Blouin props for taking a stand, for doing what we theater artists are told to do on a regular basis. Even
though I may not agree with conservative beliefs, I still am open to attending the festival and hearing what they have to say. And I would encourage my fellow theater comrades and other students alike to do the same. We all have our beliefs and our opinions, but damning a person or a festival of theater that we don’t deem fit because it falls beyond the concrete lines of our own political beliefs is wrong. Art doesn’t have a political party, religious affiliation, sexual preference or race. No, I’m not a Republican, but I can appreciate the artistic value of a different perspective than my own. Amurrika! Interpret this as my one and only political rant. Scene. Marcie Anker can be contacted at email@example.com.
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For some students, undergraduate years at Temple just the start Graduate students Bryan DeSilva and Colin Saltry continue studies on Main Campus because of costs and convenience. to start from nothing,” Saltry said. Being in the same school doesn’t go without change, As many undergraduates however. He said he quickly start their last year at Temple, noticed the difference from bethey have an important decision ing an undergraduate to being to make: Whether to continue a graduate student, which he their education at the graduclaims is both physically and ate level. If so, an even more mentally demanding. He went important decision arises, defrom being able to avoid readtermining where they want to ing and picking up discussion study for the next few years. during class to now having to And though it might make read 60 to 70 pages a night, sense for a Temple student to with the chance of being “coldcontinue at Temple, that option called” on and expected to isn’t so black and white, considknow exactly what he’s talking ering the programs and opporabout. tunities offered, past experiencDespite the extensiveness es, finances and more. But for of the law program, he’s very many students, Temple is the satisfied with best decision for his decision. those very same “I couldn’t reasons. The anbe happier. swer, from the I’m living the perspective of dream,” Saltry students, is desaid. pendent upon the B r y a n more intricate, DeSilva chose personal factors Temple after a that vary from year of underperson to person. Bryan DeSilva / doctoral candidate graduate studColin Saltry ies at Universtudied economsity of the Arts. ics as an underHe continued grad, and is now his education at Temple for his in his first year studying law on master’s degree in voice perforMain Campus. For his undermance and is currently enrolled graduate studies, he didn’t think in a doctoral program for vocal he would end up at Temple at teaching. all. Applying to 10 schools, his “The main draw of Temple parents begged him to apply bewas that I could get a high-craftcause of the affordable cost. ed education at an affordable “It was the best decision I cost,” DeSilva said. “I think was ever forced into making,” that Temple is a great place for Saltry said. people that live in this area or Four years later, Temple just can’t relocate. So yes, cost was his top choice out of six is a factor, but I wouldn’t have other graduate schools, and he stayed here if I didn’t think I attributes his decision to the excould learn and that I had experiences he’s had here as well hausted all my connections. I as to the opportunities he’s been continue to learn new things provided. and find new ways of furthering “I’ve been fortunate my career.” enough to build strong relationJames Short, the director ships with other people and I of admissions and recruitment continue to nurture those relaat Boyer College of Music and tionships. I’ve already hit the Dance, finds that the majority ground running, so I don’t have
PATRICIA MADEJ The Temple News
“Cost is a factor,
but I wouldn’t have stayed here if I didn’t think I could learn.
of graduate applicants are not already Temple students, and they do not give an advantage to a fellow Temple undergraduates. This doesn’t surprise DeSilva, who said, “Especially within music, with every subsequent degree, they’re always trying to go up a notch.” DeSilva believes many people move around because doing so may look better to future employers, but that’s not for him. Short said he believes it could be attributed to the fact that many want to gain a new perspective from another university, feeling as though they’ve exhausted their options here. But he said the incentive for students to continue at Temple exists, especially within the music program considering it has great connections, including with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Short also brought up the fact that Temple is the first university to extend a doctoral program to music therapy majors. “I think it’s the strength of the program. They’re in a school they’re happy with,” Short said. “It might be the opportunity to study with someone else, instead of joining another program where they might be less happy. Or maybe it’s staying in the area if they have roots or family here.”
Bryan DeSilva is currently pursuing a doctorate in vocal teaching. DeSilva decided to stay at Temple for multiple degrees because of its affordable cost. | COURTESY BILL ECKLUND
Patricia Madej can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colin Saltry continues his education at Beasley School of Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Temple.|LUIS FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ TTN
Caution should be excercised on social websites
JOHN A. DAILEY Eternal Intern
Dailey weighs whether portraying oneself differently on social networking platforms is a good idea.
ooking through someone’s mail is unethical, so isn’t gaining access to someone’s private Facebook page the same deal? Barring a nuclear holocaust or some type of Armageddon scenario, the Internet and all of its nuances probably aren’t going away. Personal and professional spheres are colliding like never before. It’s easier than ever for your boss to see what off-hours recreational activities you engage in because our entire lives are moving online. Maybe I’m an idealist, but can’t we bring both our private and professional lives with us? Furthermore, is it even possible to portray separate online versions of yourself? Temple faculty and alumni who work in social media have generally different opinions, but unanimously agree that online content is ultimately public. Caleb Mezzy, a 2009 School of Tourism and Hospitality Management alumnus, currently works as a social media consultant for Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, which hosts summer camps for
children. He is also the founder of tweetstargame.com, which helps sports fans follow their favorite player’s Twitter activity. Mezzy doesn’t believe that having separate online personas is viable. “Absolutely not, you have one brand,” Mezzy said. “Not only is this not possible, but it’s not smart to do it, either.” Mezzy added that an individual should seek to have a consistent personal online brand. He said it’s better to have “multiple platforms lifting one, than just one platform lifting different perceptions.” He also contests that it is no great feat for an employer to gain access to a private Facebook page – a little cash could open doors. “I [could hypothetically] message a ‘mutual friend’ offering him $100 for his email and password just to access his information and see his friend’s profile or picture,” he said. “Please tell me a college student who wouldn’t do that!” Professor Steven L. Johnson, who teaches a course, “Social Media Innovation,” in Fox School of Business, takes a more neutral view. When asked if it is pos-
sible to portray yourself differently across online social mediums, he summarized by saying that it is, but “only in a very limited way.” Johnson, like Mezzy, said everything online is ultimately public and that if something is posted online, it could be seen by anyone. “I think it is possible to have different aspects of your life to be more visible in different online settings, but ultimately it is impossible to keep multiple perspectives from being connected,” Johnson said. Personally, I think that, as time passes, society will generally become more accepting and understanding of different mediums and how prospective and current employees choose to portray themselves. If a person has a “public setting” on a particular social medium, then they should be held responsible for every letter and image they post. However, if someone has taken steps to make their presence private, then that should be respected. Some students would appreciate an employer who understands this. Senior accounting and management and information systems major Ethan Do is one of those stu-
dents. “Some social networks like Facebook are more private than others,” Do said. “I would say that I’d prefer working for a company that didn’t try to get past private settings over one that did.” Do, whose use of social media is limited to personal activity on Facebook, further states that the responsibility is still on the individual, rather than the company. He understands that discretion is required. “If you have a picture of yourself doing something really dumb, you can’t really fault the company for denying you,” Do said. “They shouldn’t look at private pages, but I can’t fault them for it. Everything you put on the Internet can and will be seen by someone else.” In past columns, I’ve told readers to use their heads and watch what they post on social media sites regardless of privacy settings. This is still my stance, but I feel as though there needs to be a degree of understanding that, as human beings, privacy is an indelible right. We – students, professionals, people – should not have to incessantly worry about what
we post online in social spheres that we have taken steps to make private, within reason. However, as can be seen by different opinions, this is still very much an active and evolving topic. My open message is this: Please understand and respect the difference between public and private online presences. For now though, exercise extra caution when participating in any online network because, to adapt a quote from W.P. Kinsella’s “Shoeless Joe”: “If you post it, they will come.” John A. Dailey can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @johnnyalbertd.
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Work ethic pays off MAHONEY PAGE 20 distance away, about 600 me- honey added. “I hadn’t had a ters. But after I made that move, great season in [cross country], no one responded and I kind and that’s the reason I wanted to of kept that tempo up and just come back for one last year of rolled into the finish.” cross country.” The victory qualifies MaMahoney has spent his cahoney for the NCAA Cham- reer slashing records in both pionships, an event that no cross country and track & field, Owl has ever participated in where he is a two-time Allprogram history. For first-year American. He said, however, coach Adam Bray, who earlier that the records are not his fothis season called Mahoney the cus. team’s “one key ingredient,” “I’m just out there runwatching one of his student- ning,” Mahoney said. “I’m not athletes succeed in worried about the way Mahoney whose record has the past few this is. Reweeks has been cords are out nothing short of there, they’re incredible, he said. meant to be “Looking at broken and I what he did, it tried to stay shows how talaway from ented a guy he looking at preis,” Bray said. dictions for “He puts in a lot the races. In of hard work. It’s general, I just Travis Mahoney / redshirt senior tremendous, a tretry to keep my mendous accomplishment.” mind clear.” Mahoney last raced in reThe national event will be gionals as a junior during the held in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 2010 season and placed 66th. 19, with the men’s team’s Inter“You’re developing, and collegiate Association of Amait’s been two years of hard teur Athletes of America Chamwork,” Mahoney said. “There’s pionship race held two days no secrets about it, it’s just two before that. Regionals marked years of dedication and a lot of the final time Mahoney would hard races and experiences. I re- race with his teammates. ally wasn’t that much two years “I’m doing charges with ago in [cross country], when I the guys and I’m realizing it’s took [66th place].” my last race with the team for “But I developed the end my college career, it’s my last of my junior year and was run- race with my teammates. I just ning big races, and it’s kind of wanted to go out there and run been rolling ever since,” Ma- my ass off and just represent the
a whole new chapter in the books for the cross country team.
guys well that I train with day in and day out for the past years.” Junior Will Kellar placed 27th at regionals and sophomore Matt Kacyon placed 37th. Although Mahoney’s time is coming to an end with the team, he is confident the group he’s leaving behind has a bright future ahead. “Now this opens a whole new chapter in the books for the cross country team,” Mahoney said. “The guys are talented that are coming up. I’ve always been in the spotlight the past two years but it’s hard to not acknowledge the guys behind me. [Kellar and Kacyon] are well ahead of where I was at two years ago. These guys have been tearing it up as well and they’re talented. They’ll make something of it, if they want to.” Bray said he’s not sure how to predict what placement Mahoney will get at nationals, but becoming an All-American, something Mahoney himself voiced a desire for achieving, is a definite possibility. “I don’t think Top 15 is out of the question if he races like he [did] today,” Bray said. “I think he’s one of the top guys in the country and, to be honest with you, he’s kind of flown under the radar this season because in the past he hasn’t been a true cross country guy. He’s turning into that, before our eyes.” Avery Maehrer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @AveryMaehrer.
The Owls face off against Duquesne on Friday, Nov. 16. The Dukes defeated the Owls in straight sets in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Oct. 12. | HUA ZONG TTN
Playoff match-up set VOLLEYBALL PAGE 20 see what we can do.” squad to make an appearance The Owls were swept by the in the A-10 Tournament. SeDukes in the teams’ first meet- nior outside hitter Jingyu Zhang ing this season. Junior outside transferred to Temple and was hitters Elyse Burkert and Ga- not a member of that team. briella Matautia combined for “Our freshman year when 22 kills while Tupuola recorded we went to A-10’s, our first 18 digs, but Temple struggled match and our only match was due to a height disadvantage. Dayton, and we all left it out on Dukes’ junior outside hitter Al- the floor. It did not matter what lison Foschia point it was,” and sophomore Tupuola said. middle hitter ArFor Tupuoielle Love, both la, it’s exciting at least six feet just to be back tall, combined in her senior for 30 kills for year. Duquesne. “It’s an “We’re goawesome expeing to do the rience,” Tupuosame thing we’re la said. “Knowsupposed to do ing that we’re to get ready for going there this Duquesne, and Chelsea Tupuola / senior libero year, finishing we’re going to our senior seago out there and see what hap- son off like that, it’s going to be pens,” Ganes said. “Everybody awesome. And I know it’s goneeds to understand we’re the ing to be a great experience for underdog. We truly are the un- all these girls that haven’t been derdog.” there yet.” It’s a role the team has had The Owls said they know in almost every match it has they have an uphill battle. If played this season, and it could they’re able to get past the first be that much more noticeable match, it doesn’t get any easier. on Friday, Nov. 16, with two “We’ve got to make sure Owls on the roster have any that we go in focused and out postseason experience. to win, not going to not lose,” Tupuola and fellow senior, Matautia said. “As long as we outside hitter Caitlin McMil- play as a team, and at our best len, were part of the last Temple potential, we can beat all those
we’re going there this year, finishing our senior season off, it’s going to be awesome.
teams. I fully believe that, even though everyone else is like, ‘No way.’” Temple’s victory guaranteed them the fifth seed ahead of Butler, George Washington, Fordham and Rhode Island, all of which were fighting for one of the last two available spots in the tournament. Despite being ahead one game heading into the final weekend, the Colonials fell 3-1 to Duquesne, which allowed Butler to step into the final spot due to a head-to-head tiebreaker with George Washington. The Bulldogs (17-11, 7-7 A-10) will take on fellow A-10 newcomer Virginia Commonwealth University (24-5, 10-4 A-10), the third seed. Dayton (23-4, 14-0 A-10) and Xavier (19-10, 11-3 A-10) clinched the top two seeds and have a firstround bye. For the seniors, now is the time to play their best volleyball of the season if they don’t want to be a one-and-down team. “It’s probably very cliché, but play every game like it’s your last one,” Tupuola said. Jake Adams can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @jakeadams520.
Freshman guard May Dayan attempts a hook shot over Montana sophomore forward Carly Selvig on Nov. 9. Dayan scored eight points in the Owls’ 55-41 win. | HUA ZONG TTN
Season begins with split The Owls show signs of strength and weakness. TYLER SABLICH The Temple News L a s t weekend’s women’s basketball action was a microcosm of what many expect the 2012-13 season to look like. The Owls are a young and energetic squad with a ton of undeveloped talent. In Temple’s 55-41 win against Montana on Nov. 9, the Owls ran the floor well and began hitting their open looks in the second half – highlighted by a 21 point, 16 rebound performance by senior center Victoria Macaulay. However, at Nebraska on Sunday, Nov. 11, the Owls turned the ball over 22 times in route to a 64-39 loss to the Cornhuskers. Macaulay was held to six points and five rebounds and went 3-for-8 shooting. Coach Tonya Cardoza knew heading into the season that her squad may be a work in progress. But for the first time in her Temple tenure, she has a team that is entirely composed of her own recruits. Cardoza said the Nebraska game may have been a rude awakening for the Owls. “I’m hoping that it’s a wake-up call because it’s things that we talk about in practice every single day – valuing the basketball and boxing out,” Cardoza said. “[Nebraska] was a sure sign that if you don’t do those things, you could get embarrassed. We talked about maybe not being the most talented team out on the floor, but we can do the little things and
make sure we out-work peo- team’s opening weekend. Sophple.” omore guard Rateska Brown When opposing defenses provided a spark off the bench collapse on Macaulay in the Friday with 13 points. Freshpaint, sophomore point guard man starting shooting guard Tyonna Williams is one of the May Dayan collected eight handful of guards being heav- points, including two threeily relied upon to knock down balls, though she turned the ball open outside shots. Through over four times. In Sunday’s the Owls’ first two games, how- loss to the Cornhuskers, freshever, Williams has struggled. man guard Erica Covile led the She is shooting 1-for-14 from Owls with 10 points on 5-for-6 the floor on the young season, shooting, after shooting 1-for-5 with eight points and five as- in her Temple debut on Friday. sists. Williams has also turned These are the up-and-down the ball over 10 times. performances that are expected Wi l l i a m s , from a team typically a two compiled of guard under Carnine freshmen doza’s regime, and sophohas transitioned mores, a squad to the point posithat was picked tion in wake of to finish fifth sophomore point in the Atlanguard Monaye tic 10 ConferMerritt’s seasonence preseason ending ACL inrankings. jury. Before the However, Carseason started, doza believes Cardoza took nothere is an upTonya Cardoza / coach side to being tice of Williams’ hard work and perceived as a dedication to step up and fill non-contender. the void left by Merritt and last “No one knows what we year’s senior guards Shey Ped- have,” Cardoza said. “Some dy and Kristen McCarthy. of the kids we have, no one Cardoza said she believes has ever heard of them. [Beher young guards were flustered ing overlooked] is fine with us. and outmatched by the Corn- Maybe [opposing teams] don’t huskers Sunday. prepare and we sneak in and “This is the first time that beat them.” they’ve ever been in this situWith maturation and deation where they’re the main velopment, the consistency and guys and they have to handle stability will gradually become the pressure and initiate the apparent. Until then, the 2012defense,” Cardoza said. “[Wil- 13 women’s team may test the liams] got to play some last patience of its coaching staff, year, but if there was ever a players and fan base. situation like this, someone else Tyler Sablich can be reached could get in there and handle at firstname.lastname@example.org it.” or on Twitter @TySablich. Others fared better in the
overlooked is fine with us. Maybe opposing teams don’t prepare and we sneak in and beat them.
Soccer moves to offseason SOCCER PAGE 20 machine in 2012. He finished the season tied for fifth in the nation with 10 helpers. Spurrier’s and Martinelli’s combined 20 assists is the most ever by a Temple duo in a single season. The defense still appears strong on paper despite losing its leader in Kappock. Juniors and twin brothers Nolan and Sawyer Hemmer will now anchor the defense, with sophomore Willie Chalfant taking Kappock’s place in the middle. While junior goalie Bobby Rosato will likely get a chance to win back the starting job this offseason, it is presumably sophomore Dan Scheck’s to lose. Scheck recorded five shutouts in eight starts. He finished the season with a .932
save percentage compared to Rosato’s .750. “Obviously I look at all the juniors to step up because it’s their last year,” MacWilliams said. “I think they need to be able to step up and replace the leadership that the seniors are going to leave. [Martinelli] will also have another year under his belt. He now knows what college soccer is all about.” One area MacWilliams would like to improve in is depth. With the team’s upcoming transition to the Big East Conference, MacWilliams said it’s imperative that Temple is able to keep up in a power conference, and to be able to sustain injuries when they need. “Well first, we have to re-
place the four seniors,” MacWilliams said. “We’re going to a bigger, faster, stronger conference. Athletically, we need to get better.” If MacWilliams is able to make a couple key moves and Martinelli continues to thrive under this program, the Owls should be right back in the thick of things come 2013, but this time in the Big East. Tyler Sablich can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @TySablich.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Acting President stays dedicated to athletics ENGLERT PAGE 20 “For a team that previously hadn’t been getting that much recognition,” Englert said. “I just wanted to support them and I’ve supported them ever since.” Ganes said Englert normally lets the team know before he’s coming and takes a seat behind the bench. “He brings added motivation for them to perform,” Ganes said. Junior Gabriella Matautia said Englert’s been active around the team even as his role of acting president has added more on to his schedule. Matautia recalled a game earlier this year at which Englert had the choice of going to a football game at Penn State or a volleyball game at home. He picked the latter, a popular choice with Matautia and her teammates. “He was talking about how he was stuck between going to our game and their game,” Matautia said. “He said no one would notice if he went to the football game, but if he came to
the volleyball game we would all realize he was there. We thought that was really nice of him.” Assistant coach Akiko Hatakeyama, who played for Temple in 1997, said Englert showed support for the team even before 2002 and said he remembered her when she came back as assistant coach this year. Hatakeyama played in the United States Professional Volleyball League and Englert had her player card, she said. “I saw the president in the beginning of the season and the first words he said to me were ‘Welcome back to Temple, I still have your player card from when you were on the professional team,’” Hatakeyama said. “So, that was really surprising to me and I appreciate that he really likes volleyball. It means a lot that he remembered me from back then.” Hatakeyama added that even with Englert’s hectic schedule, he still seems to show
up at the team’s home games. “I know he’s a busy person, but somehow every time we have a home game he makes the time for us to come to our games,” Hatakeyama said. Englert showed up Friday night at the team’s senior night to present awards even after initially saying he wouldn’t be able to attend. “He told us that for senior night, he couldn’t make it,” Hatakeyama said. “He actually came to our senior night game and it was good that he could give the awards to our seniors.” Englert said his reasoning for attending as many athletic events as he does is because of how much he cares for the effort put in by the students. “The kids are special,” Englert said. “All of them.” Sean Carlin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @SeanCarlin84.
Acting President Richard Englert credits the volleyball team for one of the best sporting events he’s ever attended, a NCAA tournament win against Penn State in 2002. | ABI REIMOLD TTN
QB switch breeds inconsistency
IBRAHIM JACOBS Tuesday Morning Quarterback
Addazio’s quarterback carousel doesn’t help young team grow.
hen Romond Deloatch lined up in the second quarter against Cincinnati on Saturday, Nov. 10, he had already recorded his first collegiate reception a quarter ago. On the play, Deloatch beat his defender and Coyer put the ball right on his numbers. The Owls were primed for a big gain if Deloatch would have caught the ball. The next play, Coyer threw an interception. Drive over. It was Coyer’s last pass of the game, and a microcosm of the Owls’ season. The Owls started six freshmen compared to the Bearcats’ one. The Owls have played 20 freshmen this year, including four offensive linemen. Coach Steve Addazio recognizes the team’s inexperience, but he needs to stop playing games at the quarterback position. “We are putting that puzzle together right now,” Addazio said. “We are just going to keep
fighting. We are not together yet, that hasn’t happened. The pieces of the puzzle aren’t together yet. We have a lot of young guys in there and at times we make mistakes and critical errors.” After redshirt-junior quarterback Chris Coyer went 5-for-16 passing for 56 yards and one interception in the first half against Cincinnati, junior quarterback Clinton “Juice” Granger got the nod to start the second half. Coyer received the first, but not the final, snap for the fourth consecutive game. Addazio is no stranger to having a quick trigger with his quarterbacks. Last season, Mike Gerardi started the first three games and Chester Stewart started the following six before ceding the title to Coyer who started the remaining four contests. Multiple quarterbacks attempted a pass in four games, tying this year’s mark. While Coyer has been the only starter this season, that could end this week. After leading the Owls to a bowl win last season, Coyer started this season strong. But his past four weeks have been plagued by missed opportunities, overthrows, dropped passes and early exits. After he followed up a career-worst quarterback rating of 46.0 against Louisville with a 48.1 showing against Cincinnati, his starting status is in jeopardy. While Addazio would not name a starter for this week’s game against Army, he didn’t shy away from hinting at a change. “Juice went in and I thought he did a nice job,” Addazio said. “I’m all about putting the guy in there that can move the football
team and I thought Juice did a nice job.” When Granger started the second half, the Owls came out on their first possession and scored their only touchdown of the game. Coyer has averaged almost 50 yards rushing per game for a total of 444 on the season, giving a speed aspect to the offense that might cater to his style of play more than Granger’s. While Granger has only recorded 57 rushing yards this season, he has moved the ball more efficiently on offense in his past two appearances, eclipsing Coyer’s total passing yards in each game. If the team wants to succeed, it needs to develop consistency. With freshman receivers and offensive linemen being asked to carry a larger load for the team, the quarterback’s job is far from easy. The quarterback position is unlike any other in sports. The quarterback is responsible for every play and must rely on the other 10 players on offense to block, run the correct route, find the correct holes and catch the ball. “The quarterback gets too much credit, and the quarterback gets too much blame,” Addazio said. When redshirt-senior offensive lineman Sean Boyle went down with an injury, it forced freshman Kyle Friend to take command at center, giving the Owls two freshmen starters on the line. Friend had three bad snaps against Lousiville, two resulting in big losses and one in a fumble. Aside from sophomore wide receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick,
the team has lacked stability at the wide receiver position. Fitzpatrick has 24 catches for 322 yards, no other receiver has eclipsed 150 yards, as the team often relies on a core of young receivers. If playing time was determined solely by total receiving yards, even Temple’s most reliable target doesn’t put up the numbers of any No. 2 option of a Big East team. Regardless of whom Addazio starts at quarterback each game, his choice doesn’t have all the pieces in place that cater to great success at the position. What doesn’t help the situation is the quarterback carousel that Addazio has created. He needs to select a starting quarterback and stick with his choice. Temple has had competition during practices at the quarterback position for the past four weeks, looking for someone to prove they are capable to lead the offense. Temple has two games left, one of which is in-conference. While bowl eligibility seems unlikely, the Owls still have an opportunity to develop offensive consistency for the future. Odds are, between Coyer and Granger, one of the two will be the starting quarterback at the beginning of next year. Addazio needs to pick a starter and stick with him. Until then, he isn’t doing his young team any favors. Ibrahim Jacobs can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @ibrahimjacobs.
Owls won’t bowl BOWL PAGE 20 The Big East will have to field six bowl eligible teams to fill its various bowl agreements this bowl season. Three Big East teams – Louisville, Rutgers and Cincinnati – are already bowl eligible and it’s possible for three other Big East teams to become bowl eligible, not including Temple. If the Big East has a shortage of bowl eligible teams come Dec. 2, and Temple has five wins and is scheduled to play Hawaii, it’s possible a bowl could hold a spot for Temple. “The bottom line is to keep the faith,” Addazio said. “You never know what’s going to happen. You never know what’s going to pop up that might be positive. You never know what’s going to happen.” But the bowl would still have to select Temple instead of other five-or-six-win teams. Bowls base selections largely on attendance, an area where Temple ranks last in the Big East. Redshirt-junior quarterback Chris Coyer said his team hasn’t lost its spirit despite the unlikelihood of a postseason. “It’s absolutely not hard to stay motivated,” Coyer said. “There’s a lot of fight left in this team. It’s disappointing to lose any game. We don’t really know what’s going on, but we’re just trying to win our next two games.” Regardless of if the Owls schedule a 12th game or if bowls would be receptive of Temple, the Owls have to win out to have any chance of going to a bowl this year. But the way Temple has been playing lately
could raise doubt as to why bowl hypotheticals are even being considered. Temple is losing by an average of 26 points during its losing streak. The Owls are giving up more passing yards (284) than they are gaining totally on offense (273). Coyer has been pulled in each of the consecutive losses and junior quarterback Clinton “Juice” Granger could take over next game. Addazio said the team continues to play with conviction despite the recent poor play. “The key to keeping the team motivated is, ‘Do they love football?’ And they do,” Addazio said. “I’ve been around those teams where, right about now it’s like, ‘I don’t want to do this.’ This team – they want to do this. They like this.” “That’s the team that we have here in Philadelphia,” Addazio added. “If you can’t appreciate that, then you don’t appreciate the true passion of the game of football.” Addazio said he’s more concerned with developing his football team than getting to a bowl game, and he’s excited for the challenge. “It’s exciting where we can go, and how fast we can get it done,” Addazio said. “We’re in a foot race right now. We need a taste of victory. That’s important. When you work as hard as we do, you need to feel that. So we’re going to battle to see if we can find that Saturday.” Joey Cranney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @joey_cranney.
Freshmen row in lone crew event of fall season Freshmen lead Owls to three first-place finishes in novice. LIAM MCKENNA The Temple News Heading into fall CREW season, the crew team had to recuperate from graduating 15 seniors after last season. In turn, the Owls gained 22 new members. With having the roster cut down to 32 heading into last weekend’s Frostbite and Braxton regattas, not all 22 made the cut. However, freshman Evan Hammond’s name appears on the roster. Hammond is considered a novice in the rowing world because this fall was the first time
he had ever stepped in a boat. But three weeks ago, Hammond made everyone forget about his inexperience. Hammond rowed a 2000-meter race in six minutes, 36 seconds – quite a feat for a true freshman. “When you find a guy like Hammond, you really hit the jackpot,” assistant coach Brian Perkins said. “With his 6:36, he jumped ahead of some of our seniors.” Hammond’s size contributes to his strong potential. At 6 foot, 6 inches and 220 pounds, he was a center when he played basketball at Methacton High School. Hammond competed in freshman and novice races at the Frostbite and Braxton regattas last weekend, where novice boats had three first place fin-
ishes on Saturday and Sunday combined. “I had my first races ever this weekend,” Hammond said. “I just wanted to make sure I got the oar in the water right and make sure I got these guys a medal. They deserve it. We have a lot of talent on the freshmen side. I know that.” “We’re really young, and the freshmen came in there and did a nice job and stayed composed, didn’t panic,” coach Gavin White said. “The freshman group, they really drank the Kool-Aid. They really bought into the program.” Among other newcomers was junior Zephyr Dippel, who transferred from Philadelphia University. Dippel was sidelined for the entirety of the 2011-12 season with a herniated disc in his back.
At the Frostbite and Braxton regattas, Dippel raced as an Owl for the first time. “I really like that ritual of getting ready for a race,” Dippel said. “It’s not the championship season, so I’m looking forward to the spring, especially after winter training.” Winter training can be a peculiar time for novice, freshmen and transfers. With no races, and occasional practices run by teammates, rowers must work out individually. “I think they’re afraid, and that’s a really good motivator,” senior Mike Mirabella said. “A lot of guys are worried about getting cut, and a lot of guys are about not making the boat.” “A lot of the freshmen, they don’t know any better,” Mirabella added. “We tell them, ‘Hey, this is what we do,’ and
they’re like, ‘OK, we’ll do it – we don’t want to make you mad.’” As Mirabella spoke of freshmen training during the winter, he related back to his own experience. “It’s kind of an ignorance thing, and it’s kind of a stupid freshman thing,” Mirabella said. “I remember in my freshman year I did the same workout every day and just breaking down the muscle and rebuilding it.” The Owls’ winter training epitomizes the struggles a freshman or transfer can face as a season begins. For Perkins, though, the issues can be faced well before winter training. “It’s like you’re learning to speak the Temple language, getting into the rhythm of getting up in morning and we row
a little different than some of the high schools do,” Perkins said. “For example, some of the high schoolers run in four-man boats, now they’re at Temple rowing in an eight.” After losing 15 seniors, these new, young Owls had a positive showing in their first and only weekend of fall competition. “We have a lot of freshmen in the boats,” Mirabella said. “It’s good to know that even if they’re not incredibly, technically sound or technically fit – they know how to race.” “That’s kind of what our style is,” Mirabella added. “We just kind of go out and beat people up.” Liam McKenna can be reached at email@example.com.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Englert presides over volleyball court Acting President Englert is one of the team’s biggest fans. SEAN CARLIN News Editor Acting President Richard Englert’s love of student athletics is evident through one look at his office, which is riddled with memorabilia varying from a field hockey calendar signed by the players to an autographed
picture of Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach John Chaney. “Our student-athletes are terrific,” Englert said. “They have two full-time jobs: one as a student and one as a studentathlete.” But as he picks up a volleyball signed by the players of the 2002 squad that advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament, his eyes light up, showing his love for the team that played in “one of the best athletics events” he’s ever seen.
Englert has served in numerous positions during his time at the university, and has been a mainstay at athletic events at Temple. Englert has a particular interest in volleyball matches, something which the team’s coach said doesn’t go unnoticed by the players. “He really makes an effort to make all events,” coach Bakeer Ganes said. “It makes a good impression on the students.” Englert was vice president
of administration in 2002 and wanted to build support for teams other than football and basketball, he said. “Football and the two basketball [teams] usually get a lot of attention,” Englert said. “So, I wanted to go the next level [and asked], ‘What team should really get a lot of attention?’ I was told, at the time, volleyball.” Englert said he started to hold receptions for the team to generate support and increased
attendance. The timing of this support couldn’t have been better as the team won the Atlantic 10 Conference, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Penn State hosted the first two rounds of the tournament, and Englert took a bus load of students to State College, Pa. After a win in the first round of the tournament against Manhattan, Temple faced Penn State on the Nittany Lions’ home court. “[There were] 5,000 peo-
Owls earn fifth seed in playoffs
Travis Mahoney wins regionals, will run at nationals. AVERY MAEHRER The Temple News
JAKE ADAMS The Temple News
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The volleyball team plays Duquesne Friday in the A-10 playoffs.
VOLLEYBALL Maybe it was better it ended this way. It took the Owls until the final game to clinch, but following a straight-set sweep of La Salle (4-26, 0-14 Atlantic 10 Conference) on Senior Night, Temple (18-10, 8-6 A-10) is heading back to the A-10 tournament for the first time since 2009. Senior libero Chelsea Tupuola said she relished the opportunity to clinch at home in the final game. “Going out we all knew this was a do-or-die kind of game,” Tupuola said. “It was definitely a huge goal for us that we had to come out and come out with fire.” Temple needed a win to lock up the fifth seed in the tournament. The volleyball team is guaranteed at least one more game this season when the Owls travel to Pittsburgh, Pa., to take on fourth-seeded Duquesne (2210, 9-5 A-10) on Friday, Nov. 16. “I don’t think we’re going to do anything drastically different,” coach Bakeer Ganes said about preparing for his first postseason match as coach. “We lost at their place earlier in the season, so this is a great opportunity for us to go out there and
ple. Every time Penn State scores a point it’s ‘Point’ and then the crowd yells ‘Penn State.’ So, clearly a very supportive crowd for Penn State and we’re there with our 40 or 50 people,” Englert said. Temple ended up upsetting Penn State and advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. Englert said that since that “magical” season, he’s kept attending games and drumming up support for the team.
Redshirt senior Travis Mahoney returned for a final year of cross country this season with two goals in mind: win the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship and win the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship. No Temple Owl had ever accomplished either of those feats, but Mahoney has now completed both. Mahoney dominated the field at the regional event held at Penn State on Nov. 9, placing first by 10 seconds and besting second-place finisher junior Sam McEntee of Villanova and third-place finisher junior Chris Bendtsen of Princeton. Mahoney’s final race time in the 10K event was 30 minutes, 24 seconds, leading his team to a 12th-place finish out of the 25 that ran. “I tried to stay as calm as I could,” Mahoney said. “I got to about mile four-and-a-half and that’s when I started opening it up, the pack got thinner. I kind of just responded to every move that was made up until the last move.” “It was me and two other kids, and as I was turning at the top of the hill I decided I’d make a push there and see what happens,” Mahoney added. “If that were to fail I had another move because it was still a deep CROSS COUNTRY
Redshirt-junior quarterback Chris Coyer was pulled for the fourth straight game on Nov. 10. | TIMOTHY VALSHTEIN TTN
Losses cripple bowl hopes Bowl chances are slim after fourth straight loss. JOEY CRANNEY Sports Editor
rying to explain the football team’s miscues during the Owls’ active four game losing streak can prove to be difficult. After Temple’s most recent loss to Cincinnati, the problem caused an exasperated coach Steve Addazio to call himself a jackass. “If I were a donkey, we’d all go for a ride,” Addazio said. “I would take this play away.
I would take that play away. That’s not football. You can’t do that.” Temple (3-6, 2-4 Big East Conference) lost to Cincinnati (7-2, 3-1 Big East) 34-10 for the Owls’ fourth loss in a row on Nov. 10. The team’s losing streak has crippled Temple’s hopes of becoming bowl eligible, a goal Addazio set for the team at the beginning of the season. The best chance for Temple to become bowl eligible is by winning six games, something that’s impossible under the Owls’ current schedule consisting of only two more games. However, the university is working on scheduling a
12th game at Hawaii on Dec. 7. Though the BCS Bowl Selection Show will take place on Dec. 2, a Big East bowl is able to reserve a place for Temple if the 12th game is scheduled and the Owls have five wins. “The most important thing for us right now is getting better and finding a win,” Addazio said. “We’re thinking big picture here because it’s a big picture. I hope we play more games because I want to practice more. I want to play more. I want to keep growing.” “We’re still hoping for that last game, so if that comes along we’ll still have the opportunity to become bowl eligible,” senior defensive end
John Youboty said. “But other than that, our coaches wouldn’t accept anything less than us being driven and motivated for every snap.” By rule, FBS teams with a record of at least six wins and no more than six losses get first consideration for bowls, which select their own participants. In the unlikely case that there aren’t enough six-win teams to fill the 70 spots in BCS bowls, Temple could potentially get into a bowl with a five-win record. NCAA rules were revised before this season to allow five-win teams to take bowl spots vacated by ineligible teams.
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Playoff match, season ends abruptly VCU ends men’s soccer season with last-minute goal. TYLER SABLICH The Temple News
Defenseman Jake Lister will return as one of eight seniors next season.| PAUL KLEIN TTN
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MEN’S SOCCER For 89 minutes and 16 seconds, the men’s soccer team held its own against No. 19 Virginia Commonwealth University in the Owls’ first-round match of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament on Nov. 8. It was a defensive battle all night until VCU sophomore midfielder Mario Herrera Meraz stunned the Owls by netting a goal with 44 seconds left in regulation, ending the game and Temple’s season. “We’re disappointed because when you lose in the last 40 sec-
onds it’s a little disheartening,” coach Dave MacWilliams said. “But I was really proud in the way the guys battled throughout the game. I think they left it all on the field, and as a coach that’s all I can ask for. They played with passion and emotion, and they gave it their all.” The loss signaled the end of the collegiate soccer careers of midfielders Cody Calafiore, Homero Rodriquez and Andrew Dodds, as well as senior defender Billy Kappock. “[Losing to VCU] was very upsetting,” Kappock said. “We’ve had some great teams here that have made a couple of runs, but we came up short.” Although the Owls gave nationally ranked VCU all they could handle in the first round match-up, Temple’s trend of coming up short
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against above .500 teams proved too much to overturn. The only team with a record above .500 the Owls beat in 2012 was City 6 rival La Salle. The Owls have now been ousted in the first round of the A-10 tournament three years in a row. However, the 2012 campaign certainly had its highlights. MacWilliams led Temple to a 10-win season, the fourth double-digit winning season during his 13-year tenure, and the most wins since 2008. MacWilliams remains one win shy of 100 on his career heading into next season. Perhaps the most promising aspect came in the form of freshman midfielder Jared Martinelli. Martinelli’s 28 points in his rookie campaign ranks eighth all time for most points in a season at Temple. With nine goals and 10 assists,
Martinelli finished one goal shy of becoming the first Temple player to register 10 goals and 10 assists in a season. “The team has a good core group of guys returning,” Kappock said. “With Martinelli, they’ll be fine.” Along with Martinelli, junior midfielders Vaughn Spurrier and Jake Lister, as well as redshirtsophomore striker Chas Wilson will likely be relied upon to produce even more so next season. Wilson, after transferring from Delaware, ranked second on the team in goals with six and third in points with 13. Lister doubled his point total from 2011, registering 10 points – four goals and two assists. Spurrier, although failing to score a goal, evolved into an assist
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The Temple News: Volume 91, Issue 12