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  Vol. 94 2018 'LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT STUDENT LIFE ACADEMICS SPORTS SENIOR PORTRAITS GREEKS AND ORGS PEOPLE LETTER FROM THE EDITOR OWL I RIDE ADSLetter From the President Congratula ti ons! The Class of 2018 has been extraordinary and I am honored to have an opportunity to acknowledge your achievements. During vour year here, Temple’s student population has grown to more than 40,000 strong. You and your peers have made your mark whether it was in the c lassroom or the laboratory, in the studio or on stage. And when you joined together, the results were literally record making. In fact, you broke Guinness world records two years in a row! Just as important, both events were done to benefit residents in need around the city. fime and again, you have made this university proud. You have proven that Russell Conwelfs vision remains alive and well more than 130 years after Temple’s founding. On behalf of your faculty, the administrative staff, the Temple Board of Trustees, and everyone in the Temple family, I want to congratulate each of you and wish you the very best in the future. No matter what adventures lie ahead, you will always he a Temple Owl and this university will he your home. Please come hack often. Sincerely, Richard M. Knglert PresidentWe’re named the Owls because at the first class Temple students used to study at night with Russel Conwell and community members started to bike notice so they nicknamed them the “Night Owls”. The Bell Tower plays the Westminister Chimes every Id minutes and the Temple’s Alma Mater at noon and midnight. Temple Ranked 1 on Us News and World Report Graduate Rankings for their “Online Graduate MBA” out of 22 schools.____________________________________ Temple’s founder. Russel Conwell, and his wife, Sarah Conwell. are buried in Founder’s Garden. The Science Education and Research Center windows are tintied a certain shade just so birds can see it. HiiniiHhI listen- of the “T” Designed by students in a graphic design class in 1983. Represents strenghlh and positive character. The open ends signify the free exchange of ideas that is the hallmark of a Temple education. “Club Tech” Students joke about “Club Tech” when they are stuck at the Tech studying and would rather go out. Tech Stats Average daily student visits: 2,904 Average daily student visits during peak periods: 6,655 Total visits since openeing in January 2006: 10.465. 034 fkStudent Life1 Homecoming Pep Rally Temple celebrates Homecoming with a fun pep rally! I The Diamond Marching Band is playing their instruments loud and proud. The cheerleaders are showing their support for die football team with their passionate school spirit Temple Owls are seen all over the Bell lower rocking their favorite cherry and white clothing. This is what every pep-rally at Temple I niversity looks like. Before the big Homecoming game took place on Saturday Oct. 1 1. 2017, Temple I niversity hosted one of its classic pep rallies at the Bell l ower. Although every pep rally features appearances from the Diamond Marching Band, Temple cheerleaders, and the football players themselves, this | ep rally had even more events and even some special guests. One unique aspect of the I lomecoming pep rally was a Golf Cart Parade. The Golf Cart Parade featured a variety of golf carls, decorated by fellow Temple Owls, and shown on display near the heart of Temple’s, campus. Travis Sherel, a senior media studies and production major, said that the Golf Cart Parade added a unique and fun dimension to the I lomecoming pep rally. “The golf cart parade was nice, all different kinds of carts handing out I lomecoming shirts!" said Sherel. Not only did the pep rally feature the Golf Cart Parade, but there was also a very special musical guest. Wyclcfjean. Jean sang some of his classic hits such as, “Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bills)”, and Shakira’s huge hit, “I lips Don’t lie," which he features in, at the Bell Tower. The crowd of Temple students at the bell tower grew as Jean performed, and it seemed like the students were thrilled to have such a big name in music join them during the pep rally. Bry an Kelly, a sophomore film major, described the environment of the crowd. I “It was such a cool experience to have WyclefJean perform at the pep rally,” said Kelly, “You could tell that students were having a blast as he sang his popular songs. It was just an overall fun experience.” Sherel said, “When Wyclef Jean came out everyone was so hype, I was so close I could feel the bass from the speakers. I would say he definitely got us all pumped for the game!" Alexis Rogers, a junior journalism major, also mentioned that Jean recorded a video for World Star during his performance. “It was really awesome to have Wyclef there, especially since he recorded a music video,” Rogers said. Rogers believes that Temple pep rallies are the perfect place for students to show their passion for Temple, and the I lomecoming pep rally was no exception. “I think the pep rallies are really special, especially the Homecoming rally,” said Rogers. ‘ Temple students truly bleed cherry and white, and I think this was the perfect time to show school spirit.”Swipes for Philly V ■r Temple student organization helps fight hunger in Philadelphia with leftover meal swipes AaronRcy Ebrco was just a freshman biology major at Temple University when he noticed something was ofT about the way the school was handling its leftover dining hall food. Now a sophomore at the university, Ebrco continues to search for a way to improve the distribution of food. He explained that students would have tons of leftover meal swipes that did not roll over to be used during the next week. Not only was this a waste of money, but it was also a waste of food, because the food the students did not consum would ultimately be thrown in the trash. Ebreo found tins extremely unsettling especially due to the increasing amount of starving homeless people in Philadelphia. When Ebreo came to Temple for college, he saw the problem of homelessness in Philadelphia as, “an opportunity to give back to the community I was planted in.” Ebreo had the premium 25 meal plan, and he never used all of his meal swipes during the week as a freshman at Temple. Each Sunday, with whatever leftover meal swipes he had, he would use them to purchase things like cereal, bottled water and apple cider that he then could hand out to the homeless population of Philadelphia. Ebreo explained how rewarding it is to participate in Swipes for Philly. He said, “Seeing the happiness on people's faces brings out such a good feeling to the people and myself, honestly it leaves me speechless.’’ Before his first trip, Ebreo posted a picture of himself with a trash bag full of cereal cups in the Temple class of 2020 l acebook page. In his post he told his fellow students what he planned to do with the cups and encouraged people to do the same by simply asking, “Does anyone wanna help?” I I lis post generated a lot of positive feedback and what started off with just himself collecting leftover swipes lead to odvstudents looking for ways that they could help out. Ebreo created a Facebook page called Swipes lor Philadelphia to show students how 10 get more involved in the organization. On the page he posts dates that he will be handing out food with places and times where students can drop oil' donations, for those students who want to donate, but can not physically get involved. Junior chemistry major, Biki Benipal, saw Ebreo’s post on Facebook and wanted to get more involved. After meeting with Ebreo, Benipal realized that they, “have the same appreciation for helping people.” Benipal feels that, “homeless people have a bad stigma. Everybody says oh they’re just going to use it [money] for drugs, but I say what if it’s that one person that needs help.” Biki has joined Ebreo on his quest to grow the organization even more. They have been contacted by an organization that started at the University of California, Los Angeles called “Swipe Out Hunger.” “We have been collaborating with the people from Swipe Out Hunger to try to implement a program so the swipes can also be forwarded to the students that really need them,” explained Ebreo. Benipal thinks that implementing the donation swipes to Temple’s program would help a great deal. He said, “there are students that need help and there are homeless people that need the food and the money, but they are just too scared of the backlash if they do reach out.” If Temple does take on donation swipes it would give students with a premium meal plan the chance to donate and place food in the hands of people who actually need it instead of the meals going to waste. Starting at the beginning of the Spring semester of 2018, Swipes for Philadelphia is going to become an official campus organization. They are looking to make different teams that will be in charge of things like social media, distribution, and collection in order to get as much food out to people in need as possible. “We want some heavy student involvement and will accept as many volunteers as possible," explained Ebreo. Benipal said, “Once we grow as an organization and start, our ideas are endless.” WRITTEN BY CLAUDIA MURTHA PHOTOGRAPHED BY NATE HARVEYOwls Helping the Homeless Open-Mic Night Fundraiser to Support Jenna Burleigh’s Charity Nearly three months ago, Temple University mourned the loss of Jenna Burleigh. Burleigh left a kind and genuine impression on the hearts of everyone she encountered. She also left behind her charity, Jenna’s Blessing Bags, designed to help the homeless and supply necessities to those who need it most. Owls Helping the Homeless, a student run charity group, is headed by Kicrstin Anderson, Dan Knott. Gerard Lang, Furkan Cclik, and Quan Nguyen. Each of them are in an entrepreneurial marketing class in the Fox School of Business. Their professor, Jean Wilcox, gave them an assignment called the 10-10-10 project, which entailed picking a cause each of them cared deeply about and raising funds for it. The basis of this 10-10-10 project, is to give each student team ten dollars seed money, which is the first round of capital for any start-up business, and see how they can multiply that original amount through fundraising. There are only four constraints to the project assigned by Professor Wilcox . First, the team’s objective must be to do something for the surrounding community. Second, the team must establish a public relations strategy revolving around social media. Next, students must report all expenses, donations, and potential sponsorships. Lastly, these teams must create an entity that will continue to help their chosen charity or cause. Their charity of choice? Jenna’s Blessing Bags. “One thing I do remember, aside from her captivating personality, was her passion for helping the homeless,” said Lang about Jenna Burleigh. Lang was the individual who suggested Burleigh’s charity. He attended Souderton Area High School with Burleigh and Spoke highly of her. “Jenna had an awesome personality that was manifested weekly on our school morning show, ‘Red Alert'. She was the stare the show. While I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing her on a personal level, her brilliant personality and deep compassion for others inspired me to take action in support of Jenna’s Blessing Bags,” Lang said. Jenna’s Blessing Bags creates and distributes survival backpacks. These bags are stuffed with necessities from wool hats and scarves to first aid kits and flashlights. “We thought choosing this charity would be a great way to help our cause while honoring the life of a fellow owl,” said Kier-stin Anderson about why she decided to get involved with this charity. In order to raise money, these five students organized a series of open-mic nights at Saxby’s Coffee. Anderson said they decided to do an open-mic night instead of a traditional bake sale because, “We didn’t want anything to flashy, because the tragedy of Jenna Burleigh is still so fresh on campus."These open mil nights take place every Monday night from about 7-9 p.m., and will continue until Nov. 27, 2017. Students of all skill levels arc invited to a night of poetry, music, and good company. These opcn-mic nights arc a great opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause and meet other students with common interests. Students who attended the opcn-mic night had only good things to say about the event. Allyson Angelucci, an undeclared science and technology major, spoke highly of the event. ‘ The atmosphere was so comfortable, and everyone there was welcoming and friendly. T his night was a small escape from the hustle and bustle of college life,” said Angelucci. WRITTEN BY RACHEL SHELLEY PHOTOGRAPHED BY NATE HARVEYHumble - Kendrick Lamar Supermodel - SZA Crossfire - Nai Palm IDK- Pizza Shop 51 Found it in Silence - Haim The Race - Tay-K IDCAF - Dua Lipa Delicate - Taylor Swift• k OURTESY op CRBATIVI COMMONS Lens V2 by Frank Ocean featuring . 4 s v v :r -r V. 0 - Ozuna 1 Clocks - SZA Travis Scott ,l r r c a Itj jtf , W VX - PI Ric Flair Drip by Offset Metro Boomin Despacito by Luis Fonsi feat Daddy Yankee Sign of the Times - Harry Styles Redbone - Childish Cambino No Limit by G-Eazy feat Cardi B and A$ap RockyTemple Nursing Volunteer s at Special Olympics Temple nursing students traveled to Villanova to volunteer a the Special Olympics by completing health screenings. On Nov. 11, 2017, Temple University’s nursing students of all grade levels traveled to Villanova University to volunteer at the Special Olympics Fall Festival. This is the largest university student-run Special Olympics event in the world with more than 6,000 volunteers from Villanova and the surrounding area. Over 1,000 athletes and 400 coaches participated in six Olympic type sports including long distance running, power lifting, roller skating, soccer, volleyball and bocce. The theme of this year’s Fall Festival was “Adventure through l ime” showing the Special Olympics victories over the years all throughout the campus. The Temple nursing students grabbed their stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs and healthy lifestyle teaching materials and went to work. The health promotion room quickly filled up with athletes looking to receive the gold star of completion to be entered in a drawing to win a Fitbit and to learn about how to live a healthy life. Olivia Miller, a sophomore nursing student, was a first-time volunteer at this event. “It was really awesome to see how enthusiastic all the participants were. They were so eager to learn and participate in the health related activities and teaching that we were there to help them with, and their energy made the whole day so worthwhile,” said Miller. With smiles and sweat on their faces, the athletes came around to each table to learn about maintaining a healthy blood pressure, hygiene, physical activity, nutrition, bone health, and avoiding unhealthy habits like smoking. The athletes were able to learn about maintaining their health and making lifestyle changes, but also gave the nursing students vital opportunities to teach and utilize skills the have learned in the classroom. The athletes were not the only ones who were learning that day. The students were able to take the blood pressure, pulx and BMIs of hundreds of athletes to perfect their skills. Jenna Venafra, a sophomore nursing student, spoke about how beneficial the experience was to her and her fellow classmates. “It was an awesome opportunity to practice all the health promotion skills that we’ve been learning in the classroom! Spending the day with all the athletes was also extremely exciting and an overall great experience!” said Venafra. The teams were made up of kids from all over the country; mostly coached by their parents or someone involved in tl« special needs community. It was very humbling to see so many people come together1 support a community of kids that arc often overlooked. Th athletes were all gracious and kind, and they all came in vi smiles on their faces and were eager to learn. The day came to an end after seeing hundreds of smiling faces and sharing many laughs. It was a great day to share time and talent with those who needed it. leaving with a 1 great feeling of gratitude, the future nurses headed back to Temple ready to share their newly improved skills with patients. WRITTEN BY ELLEN ANDES PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRYAN KELLTemple Made, Philly Made Temple students get the best of both worlds while studying here It can be easily said that one of the perks of studying at Temple is being able to take the subway and explore Philadelphia. any moment. From (.enter (.’ity to South Philadelphia, there is endless amounts of places to visit and Temple students are mere minutes away from all of that. While other schools in Pennsylvania have their own advantages, there’s nothing greater than living near one of the best citi-in the world. How great is our city? According to the US. News World Report, Philadelphia is ranked as the number two place to visit in the United States in 2017. This is nothing new to Temple students since we have already been taking full adv antage o this city. By having Philadelphia nearby, students have used the city to demonstrate their creativity via photography and a way to escape from their everyday troubles. Mina Kwong, a senior marketing major at Temple, uses her spare time to explore the city while also doing her favorite hobby—photography. “ Phis city is filled with lively, genuine people and vibrant lights that tell Temple students and Philadelphians that anythii i-possible.” Kwong said. “It's a place for me to express my creativity through my camera lens and my eyes.” Another avid student photographer, Shefa Ahsan, a junior film and media arts major uses Philadelphia as the vessel of h r photography. “Philadelphia couldn't be a better place for me to satisfy my quench for adventure,” Ahsan said. “The city is both nosti gi and exhilarating, and 1 love going there to shoot because there’s always something to capture from people dancing, a cot 1 walking, a boy playing his instrument on the street, people in a rush, people taking a pause, and Phillv’s beautiful architecture - there’s just so much to see and explore and 1 love being able to photograph it all.”time. W 100 Elfreths Al Philadelphia is also known to be the City ol Brotherly Love, and for many students, this nickname stays true all the way. In this city, we have gained friendships that will not end once we graduate and memories most of us will tell our grandchildren to do and probably some experiences we'll tell them to avoid. While we have not known each other for a long period of time, this city is where we have experienced every up and down of being a typical college student. Rachel Porter, a senior journalism major at Temple, proudly agrees that living in Philadelphia made her college career memorable and a place where she made friends for a lifc- “When I transferred to Temple my sophomore year, 1 was excited to be living in the city because of the million things I could do once I was there," Porter said “I can just hop on Broad Street line or get a short Uber to go somewhere new with my friends. Every trip we’ve made to Center City our first time we had an authentic Phillv cheese steak, our first tailgate- at the Line and of course our first Philadelphia sports game are all memories we will leave with once we’ve graduated. “If it wasn’t for this city, I would have not met my best friends or people who taught me valuable life lessons." Porter said. “Everything 1 experienced in this city shaped me into the person that I am today.” WRITTEN BY GAIL VIVAR PHOTOGRAPHED BY NATE HARVEY . . -TLC  Check Out Some Rituals Temple Owls Do Before Came Day! ootball game day is an important part of students’ lives at Temple I niversity. Game day typically includes tailgates, j food, cherry and white clothing all over the Lincoln Financial Field, and of course. Temple football! Students love game days because they get to celebrate with their fellow classmates and watch their Temple Owls light for a win. Some students, alumni, and players themselves have certain “game day rituals’’ that they do before every game that they believe brings the team good luck. If you are a part of the recruiting team for Temple football, like sophomore spoils and recreation management major, Jimmy Delgatto, Richie's might be a part of your routine on game day. “My game day ritual is always starting olfgameday with a breakfast sandwich from Richie’s. I get it for free because I work for football." Delgatto said. Other students, such as sophomore accounting and finance major. Katie Riesberg. use social media in order to get in the game day spirit. “Before game day, 1 like to get ready for the tailgate and then send a good morning snapehat that says, ‘It’s game day!’ to all my streaks. This gets me in the game day spirit because it shows people that I bleed cherry and white,” Riesberg said. Even though she is only a freshman, Brittany Grant, a theater major at Temple, already has a game day ritual that she believes will always lead to a victory for the Owls. “Every Temple game day I put on my temple gear, head over to the stadium, and right before I go into the stadium, I kiss my ticket for good luck! It's worked for every home game that I’ve gone to so far and it’s going to keep working!” Grant said. Members of the cherry crusade are passionate fans of the football team, and some take game day very seriously. Carli Showmaker. a junior who double majors in media studies and production and advertising, has her own set of game day rituals. "Since my freshman year. I have liecii taking my CoPro to every Temple Athletics event! It all started at the Bowl Game when Temple Athletics olleied students with Wild Clieny Passes an ama iugdeal to travel to the bowl game downi in Florida! While down there. I met the Cherry ( 1 made. I made a video of our trip with my GoPro footage and it gained so much attention! M friend Jeremy and I even have sigr ture face paints that we do at every football game, and we: have Urn put in many dillcrcnl newspaper articles and haveiappeared on ESPN multiple limes Inrcausc of it!" Showmaker said. F.ven alumni, such as Brett Kratchman, a 1983 F( )X School of Business graduate, still partake in game day ritii asked what these rituals include, kratchman said. “I look at my father's lettennan's jacket from 19.39. Flien put on my lucky jersey or sweater dc| ending on if they won die last time I had it on." Whether you have any rituals or not. game day at Female is always full of fun and high energy! There at e plenty ofoppoi (unities to attend a Temple football game at the Lincoln Financial Field, and it should be on every Temple students’ bucket list to e i cricncc ganie day at least once. If you have a strong passion for s|x rts, the cherry (rus le could be a great place for you to celebrate all the different sports teams here at Temple. A'hcthci you are a part of the team or a part of the crjSd, tills is the perfect lime to show your cherry and white pride! -cl's go ()uls! WRITTEN BY LISA CUNNINGHAM PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRAVIS SHERELHealth Sciences Campus Though it is only three short subway stops from Temple University’s Main Campus, many students forget about the Health Sciences Campus. Just up Broad Street, from Alleghany Avenue up to Tioga street, many professional programs including the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, the Maurice 11. Kornbcrg School of Dentistry, the School of Pharmacy, the College of Health Professions, and Temple University Hospital offer classes and resources for students at the Health Sciences Campus. Many of the programs offered at the campus are for graduate students. Because of this, many of the graduate students do not have to live around Temple University Main Campus. Some of these students choose to live in different locations around the city of Philadelphia such as South Philadelphia, Fairmount and Spring Garden, and commute to their classes at HSG. One of the few undergraduate programs that is required to attend classes at both main campus and Health Sciences is the nursing program. Michelle Devancy, a sophomore nursing student, takes the subway even- Friday morning to the Health Sciences Campus to attend her health assessment lecture and lab. “Traveling to HSC is actually not that inconvenient. 1 love to get a break from main campus and be able to use the ad vanccd resources they provide in order to better my nursing education,” Devancy said. Like main campus, the Health Sciences Campus has many unique places to explore and to grab something to eat. Plat es that accept Diamond Dollars include Einstein Bagels, Greens to Go, and Koffce 1 louse in the Medical School, as well as, Starbucks, City View Pizza, and the Hospital Cafeteria. Conveniently, there is also a Subway, Philly Soft Pretzel Fat tory, Dunkin Donuts, and Rite Aid across from the Dental School on Broad Street. Another inexpensive, quick option for food includes the very popular food trucks that line Broad Street. Whetherstudents arc craving tacos, soup, chccscsteaks, salads, or fruit, there are many food trucks to choose from. “1 see so many doctors, nurses, and Temple students grabbing their lunch for the day,” Devancy says. “It’s a very convenient and delicious option for many health professionals and students, rather than eating the hospital cafeteria every day.” Not only docs Temple University’s Health Sciences Campus have many dining options but it also has many other resources for students to use in their free time. The Lewis Katz School of Medicine has a library, which allows students to get studying done in between or after classes. “My other nursing friends and I love to run to Dunkin’ Donuts after class and then go to the med school library to study,” Devancy said, “It’s a very different environment from die library at Main Campus and a lot less crowded and quieter.” Along with the library, there is also a gym available for students, staff, and faculty in the Student Faculty Center. The recreation center includes, a weight room, cardio room, basketball and racquctball courts, and a dance studio. Students can also get involved by participating in intramural sports and group fitness classes. “I have not gotten a chance to go to the recreation center at I ISC yet, but hopefully I can in the future,” Devancy says, “It seems like such a nice resource to have available to students and faculty. It allows them to relieve stress by working out and staying active, despite their difficult cur-riculums.” Another sophomore nursing student, Ellic Anders, says, “I love the location of Health Science being so close to the hospital. The buildings arc updated and beautiful, especially the library. Also, I love being surrounded by other health professionals up there too because it is very motivating and show's us where we will be going.” WRITTEN BY EMILY PINZKA PHOTOGRAPHED BY NATE HARVEYKALEN ALLEN AND SHERYL SESAY: The votes are in; seniors Kalen Allen and Sheryl Sesay are Temple University’s 2017 Homecoming Court. Allen is a film and theater major and co-host of Temple University’s own television show: Temple Talk. Sesay is a psychology major and president of Temple Gospel Ministries. Allen said they felt honores and immensely supported after finding out they won. “One of the best tilings was the recognition that we got,” said Allen, star of Temple Theater’s ‘Hit the Wall’. WRITTEN BY MADISON SEW J TOGRAPHED BY TRAVIS SI -J “Especially because we put in so much work, and to see so many people support me. was the biggest tiling for ine to receive from people I didn’t even know or hadn’t seen, and that meant something to mg?’ he said. Sheryl Sesay, the crowned queen, had similar feelings. She stated that she was proud to do something to represent herself and African American women, as well as l eing a beacon of light on campus. en, who has a concentration of acting and a kground in marketing, says there is no question that his this gave him an edge in the competition.•This my life,” Allen said. “This is wlial I do. 1 everyone no matter who they are or where they come created a whole new brand lor 1 lomccoming because from, that is what we as artists have to do. We have to create these brands because that's how we get jobs, that’s For next chapter of their lives after Temple, Kalen said how we gel paid, and so I think that was probably my if he does not go to graduate school at Jnilliard, Vale, advantage was l eing able to attract to the masses.” or New York I niversity, he will go to New York and chase his dream. As for Sheryl, she is just grateful and Kalen also mentions how it is rare For someone to feels blessed to Ik in college, which she says is rare For come From the theater department to do something many where she is From, outside oF the school; he says the department was excited to see the diversity and the changes hapjH-ning. She hojJes to continue her education in the health held as a post-graduate and to pursue her music. Another important thing that he wanted everyone to know is that coming from theater, he is not just a "I feel like I’ve put it [musiej on the backburner personality, and that he can be a jKTSonalitv but also to Ixcause of school," Sesav said, “and it is something I Stave done the work, that you can be both. would like to do. and I think I can do, just gotta go for beryl had the advantage of previous pageant qxriencc, but she was also able to connect with iversc groups of people. She competed in last year's “I always laugh when people try to tip my crown," Sesav said. “Being royalty is... a mindset. It is not jssi Black and Gold Pageant, and won the Miss .eniality award. She holds up to that standard with armlh and friendliness, being able to connect to about the status, alxnit me being royalty, I already knew I had greatness inside of me. So regardless if I won Homecoming or not. I’m a queen.’ The Eagles Claim Their First Championship Title Temple Students react to the Eagles’ amazing football season “E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES” was chanted on the streets of Philadelphia. “Dreams and Nightmares” was the only song heard on Broad Street. Fans chanted, cheered and screamed “Let’s Go Birds!” all night long. On Feb. 4, 20IB, the Philadelphia Eagles made history when they defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI 1 and claimed the the city’s first Super Bowl win in the franchise’s history. following their win against the Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field two weeks prior to the Super Bowl, fans flooded Broad Street, but the celebrations following the Super Bowl victory were even bigger and of course, crazier. The game itself showed intense competition between the two teams, with Philadelphia maintaining a lead throughout most of the game. Temple students were watching the game from a variety of locations, on and ofr campus, anxiously waiting and hoping that the Eagles would finally be able to earn a Super Bowl victor)1-. Jenna Rohr, a junior international business major, has been a fan of 'the Birds’ for as long as she can remember and is so happy to be in the City of Brotherly Love during such a monumental season. “It has made my senior year at Temple much more memorable,” Maurer said. Some people, like Rohr, have been a fan of the Eagles for long as they can remember and fondly reminisce of watclt Eagles games when they were young and hoping that they would get to see ‘the Birds’ in the Super Bowl again, following their loss in 2005. “My entire family is from the Philly area, so it’s kind of impossible not to be," Rohr said. “I’ve always loved how much pride and spirit Philly fans have for their sports teams, and seeing that enthusiasm on a daily basis makes me that much more proud to call Philly my home.” Recce Maurer, a senior exercise science major, said that this impressive Eagle’s season has made his last year at Temple special. “My favorite memory of the Eagles has to be watching the games with dad and grandpa when I was younger,” Rohr said. Other people, like Maurer, experienced their favorite memo ry of the Eagles just last season. “My favorite memory is going to the Eagles-Stcelers game last season with my uncle, who managed to get us on-fieldpregame passes so we could watch the players warm-up on the field,” Maurer said, “The Eagles won 34-3.” Despite the fact that the Eagles were portrayed as underdogs for a majority of the season, fans had faith in quarterback Nick holes, and the rest of the Eagles players, to do well in the final showdown on February 4, 2018. Christina Gigliotti, a sophomore risk management and insurance major, was optimistic about the outcome of the game, and is happy to be in the city of Philadelphia to celebrate this historic win. “It is one of the most exciting things that has happened to this city in a really long time,” Gigliotti said. WRITTEN BY USA CUNNINGHAM PHOTOGRAPHED BY BILIN LINCHARLES L. BLOCKSON AFRO-AMERICAN COLLECTION TT.MIUYs .St life-changing Temple students are eager to share the Studying abroad offersTemple students opportunities. experiences studying across the world. ot gel anywhere else. )®ls have ihe opportunity to study almost anywhere around the world, including Rome,Japan, Ireland, England and ifore. Temple works to create programs that will help students of am major study at their dream destination. I ...................................: arolyn Brcsnahan, a junior public health major with a Spanish minor, spent the Spring 2017 semester studying in hile. Brcsnahan was happy to improve her Spanish speaking skills while she was there and is “proud to now say that ■ he| is fluent in Spanish.” nilee Williams, a junior communication studies major with a business minor, studied in Rome for six weeks this past unnner and said she appreciated all that the city had to offer. lost students would agree that one, of the best parts about studying abroad is the ability to immerse themselves in dif-j-ent cultures. However, beyond just that, studying abroad also allows students to grow individually and learn more out themselves. Hjfiitig immersed in a completely different culture and environment helps you learn about yourself but also teaches you at liter e is so much more out there than what wc sec immediately around us,” Williams said. vs with any new experience, studying abroad can also come with some challenges. Adjusting to an entirely new lifestyle ud culture requires a huge learning curve. 1 lowever, these students would still recommend it, as it can serve as a valu-ble growing opportunity. I’he biggest lesson I learned was to stop putting so much pressure on myself when it comes to new situations.” htsnahan said. “Once I learned to let go and accept that I would learn [the Spanish language] as I went along, my xlcrience became everything 1 hoped it would be and more.” udyirig abroad is a life-changing experience that offers many lessons one may not be able to learn in a classroom. It illows for personal growth and the building of connections, relationships and friendships that may last a lifetime. dikek aba, a junior media analysis and political science major, studied abroad in London this past summer for five vtlks. While studying in London, he also travelled to Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam. Although he was able to u Complish everything he hoped to do in each country, he felt five weeks just wasn't enough to fully experience each •ountiy. Nonetheless, he enjoyed his trips. '!» an extremely humbling experience to see how small our own little worlds arc as you venture out and explore places • u vo never been... it was an extremely enriching experience," Kaba said, offering that he is already looking forward olisiting London again. WRITTEN BY MONICA MELLON TEMPLE STUDENTS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY I Iere at Temple I niversity, students tiy to give bac k to the Philadelphia community in whatever way they can. “Research guiding our program has consistently shown that children from under-resourced communities typically start kindergarten ( () j ercent behind their more alllncnt peers." they said. “Children who participate ii high-quality preschool programs gain up to one year J learning. These programs have the largest impact on i k children we dirccth serve.” In the 2017-2018 school year alone, Jumpstart Philadelphia at Temple works with students at seven different schools in the Philadelphia area. These schools indue e, Acelero learning Center (St. T.lizaheth's). Lighthouse Family School, Saint Martin de Torres. Columbia No tl YMCA, St. Malachy, Norris Sc|uare Community Alliance Children's Center, and Gesu Catholic School. One of the many ways that Temple students help the community is through an organization called Jumpstart Jumpstart is a national early education organization that was created in Connecticut in 1998. Since its formation, ( 7 new sites have been created, includingjumpstart Philadelphia at Temple I niversity in 2001. Jumpstart teaches college students how to work with children in low-income neighborhoods in an effort to enhance their literacy abilities. According to freshman marketing major, Amanda Ll-hassiouny, Jumpstart aims to improve the lives of these young children. Temple students at Jumpstart Philadelphia also panic pated in Jumpstart s largest national campaign, Read f the Record, earlier this year. Read for the Record was first launched over a decade ago with the goal of emphasizing the importance of building early literacy aiu language skills in all children in the I nited States. Th year, Jumpstart at Temple was a huge success. “The purpose of the program is to level the playing field for young children in under resourced and low-income schools by helping enhance their literacy skills,” FJ-bassiounv said. “ The goal is to break the poverty cycle and bridge the kindergarten readiness gap.” The low-income asjK-ct ol Jumpstart is essential to the program and its goal. According to Nicholas Adams, Jumpstart associate site manager at Temple Lniversity and Fmilv Garcia, Jumpstart senior site manager at Temple I niversity, low-income children are the ones who need these resources the most.  dropout of high school," Klbassiouny said, “Without projjer education, children end up stuck in the poverty cycle. Reading is jx)wer." “Jumpstarl Philadelphia celebrated Read lor the Record this year by engaging 110 volunteers to read with over 910 preschool children in the North Philadelphia community," Adams and Garcia said, “We also hosted Mayor Jim Kenney at a local program partner, Gcsu Catholic School, to read with around 10 children and complete a post-reading activity with them." Being a part of this program is also rewarding to the stall who are able to see children grow and develop literacy Hie whole team at Jumpstarl understands the harsh real- “1 am genuinely hooked on the program; my job is ity that literacy skills are necessary for success, but many getting to watch children’s reading and comprehension children don’t begin their education on a level playing transform in front of my eyes," Klbassiouny said, “Keen field. day when I wake up for work, regardless of how tired 1 am. I get excited for the day ahead. I know each day I go "Children who do not develop reading and literacy skills to work. I am working towards a real goal and for a true at the same rate as their peers are much more likely to purjx se." o o 35The Cherry Pantry On January 29th, Temple I University announced its plans to open a food pantiy, the Clieny Pantry, on the second lloor of the I Ioward Gittis Student Center. This allows students and other members of the university community to visit the pantry and select items they need free of charge. Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab led the research that found 35% of Temple I niversity undergraduates are food insecure. Food pantries are located in over 500 college campuses across the country. Many of who are registered with the College and I University Food Bank Alliance that was created by Clare Cady, another member of the Temple Community. I Iere’s what you should know about Temple's first food pantiy. The food pantry was established through the Provost office and is operated through the Division of Student Affairs. It is meant to address the needs of the Temple community for supply as nutritious food as possible. They accept donations both monetary and food wise. When people come in they will swipe their active Temple ID, be given a hag and il need he guided through the available options.Currently the hours of operation will he Tuesday and Wednesday 1 p.m. to .5 p.tn. and Thursdays I p.m. to S p.m. Mondays 10 a.in. to I p.m. will Ik’ designated drop-oil days where they " ill be propping the pantry for the week. 1 he pantry will be run by student volunteers The pantry will stock non-perishable items—such as pasta, rice, crackers, canned fruits, peanut butter, and veggies etc. “To have a food pantry designated to serve a college campus docs not undermine or discount rampant food insecurity around other communities and around the globe. It is important to understand how food insecurity affects everyone including in the case of college students, who already face social pressures and promises that for many higher education is the key to social mobility.” - Sarah I .e vine is the student manager of the Cherry Pantry.TEMPLE’S HIDDEN TREASU Sometimes being demeaned and disparaged can drive someone - — ■ 1■ . I « « 1 to accomplish great things, and C harles Blockson is living According to Diane Turner, curator of the C harles L Blockson Afro-American Collection at Sullivan I lall, hack in 1943, the then nine-year-old Blockson asked his white substitute history teacher wliat contribution African-Americans history. linnet explained: ‘Charles, Negroes have no history, and it s their place to serve whites. 1 ler thinking was with the time." Blockson found her response unacceptable and decided to collect items that had a connection to African American culture and history. WRITTEN BY DAVID BLOCK“Whenever he got any monetary funds or allowance, he’d go to the Salvation Army, church bazaars, and I lea Markets and buy anything that had a colored, Negro, Afro-t’uban, A fro-Brazilian, Jamaican, Ethiopian, Egyptian, Nigerian, Liberian connection,” said Turner. “You name it, he’d purchase it." Blockson did not settle lor just purchasing items in his hometown of Philadelphia. 1 le would go to New York to make purchases; when he was an undergraduate at Penn State, he made purchases between football games and while traveling to and from college. Blockson’s friendship with Clarence Still allowed him to enhance his collection. Still was a descendant of the free Black abolitionist William Still of Philadelphia (1821 - 1902) who hei|ied numerous runaway slaves esca| e through the I nderground Railroad. William Still’s 1872 lxx k, “The I 'nderground Railroad." includes writings of former slaves who escaped to freedom. Clarence Still provided Blockson with William Still’s papers. Turner said that former Temple I diversity history professor, Iawrence Reddick, took a group of scholars to Blockson’s home in 1978 where they asked him to bring his collection to Temple. At that time, Blockson was donating his auxiliary collection to his alma mater Penn State, but by 198 f, he decided to donate the bulk of his collection to Temple. “1 le chose Temple to house his collection In-cause Temple focused on diversity and had a diverse student body." said Turner. “He also chose Temple because he wanted his collection to lx- accessible to the community. At that time, there were 20.000 items in the collection. Now. there are 700,000 items and growing.” Turner said the Blockson Collection is one of the I .S.’s leading depositoties related to African American history and culture and the African l)iasjx ra. “Researchers come here lx-cause we have over 5,000 rare books, first editions by and about people of African American descent such as Phillis Wheatley’s 1778 edition of her poems.” Wheatley was the first published African American female poet, according to https: www.biography.com. “I learn something new every day from working here," said Serkaddis Alemayehu, Blockson’s public history coordinator and digital archives socialist. “I recently learned about Thelma ‘Butterfly’ McQueen." McQueen was an African American actress who portrayed Scarlett O’l Iara’s (Vivien Ix-igh) slave in the 1989 movie ‘Gone with the Wind’.” “She got fed up with portraying Blacks in lowly positions.” said Alemayehu. “She was cast out of future roles for refusing to play maids." Alemayehu is currently digitizing pre-1928 pamphlets, which include antislavcry literature. “It’s fascinating to be in touch with firsthand documents,” said Alemayehu. “Reading the sources is a newer level of understanding because it doesn’t seem so distant or abstract (as secondary history lxx ks). It's actually touching the book the jx-rson wrote or listening to the words that they say. It’s authentic." I lannah Wallace, a 2016 Temple graduate, shares Alemayehu’s sentiments. “ The Blockson Collection is a hidden treasure,” said Wallace. “I tell people about this place all the time lx-cause they don’t know about it. A lot of Temple students don’t know about it either." Wallace is currently doing her Master’s thesis at the I niversity of the Arts. “Tin conducting a needs assessment of loc tl African American museums throughout Philadelphia,” said Wallace. “Blockson is one of them." Wallace chose to pursue that field after being an assistant to Ixslie Willis-Lowry, associate archivist at Blockson, hj]f-enrolled at Temple. REDEFINE •i School of An’s glass w; os arc an artis' pic’s campus, lplctdy silent—stu state of quiet liypcrl buzzing with creative [ichi lle (h comm mark on Tyl ‘ works. Chel.scv Luster, a junior line arts major with a concentration in drawing and painting, creates art that ivllects on political issues such as racial inequality and black autonomy. A Baltimore native. Luster illustrated connections between the 2013 Baltimore riots to the civil vement in her recent work. “Mv anjis influenced by the world arc uli3'Tnc LL4s[£i said, “li siTTiTtiretHuujI niy personal xpenence and political views.” —- | As an a»spirmg pTu rmb M- js compiling a I 1 hii scric ndiciiijistagi'ain fluster jlcmTalitlM --1 uchsitc lht|fo, fhflsfvliislf,r ivrrhtv I'lillt) i ifivonirn'of color injt|j 2 s that explores themes | body iinjgc and sclRfcccpTailca-. 1 Icr work features candid dose-uus reveal lid mode Is’dcjciK-i cmotioiTSTT S B % m —— L "When you’re one fopt ajvav-from somcoiufTind sharing can get that ran ness." said Liistcrj Michelle Goldberg, a painung inaiflj, is s|iciH.fjjIg lit senior year paying tribute to Audit | I lep!)uniSLikej|ier muse, Goldbergs illtistrations l c Wetlec lit JLllarin-ing(|iiality. Her website (Imp:7" w.michtjlehg.com) features digital pieces dial investigate identity and the definition of beanie. Tm drawn to |Audrey I Iepbuml because she grew up in I Iolland at tlie start of WWII,” said Goldberg. “She was saddened by the way Jewish people were scapegoated, and her work is culturally significant to me," As a Jewish artist, Goldberg is moved by Hepburn’s political activism and her empathy for the Jewish community. Alter graduating, Goldberg aspires to Ik a character designer. Goldberg is aiming for an internship next sum-inn with Disney. Pixar. Dreamworks, or Nickelodeon, a favorite of Tvlcr graduates. “I like cartooning because it reworks reality into something more vibrant and fun,” said Goldberg. “It’s dcli-nitcly an underappreciated art.” As an intuitive artist, Sophia Kim, a junior painting major, interprets the inner world of her subjects through bold, blocky brushstrokes. I Icr instagram (@sophiahyery-oung) showcases artwork across a variety of mediums that reflects the depth of the human experience. “1 get inspired by emotions and colors that come to mind as I watch people interact. Kim said. “I relate the air I feel around people to color.” A highlight of Kim's studies at Tyler was exploring artistic outlets outside of her major. In her sophomore foundation courses, she fell in love with crafting jewelry and printmaking. After graduating, she plans to take advantage of the versatility and cost effectiveness of printmaking to market herself as a commercial artist. "I took a scrigraphy (screen printing) class...as a studio elective last semester. I found the process of printmaking incredibly interesting," Kim said. “Visual resolutions that are not recommended in paintings can be...vastly interesting and worth exploring in printmaking, and vice versa.” All three ol these women express a mutual love of Tyler’s unbeatable location and its close knit community. As Pennsylvania's most diverse art school, Tyler gives its students the opportunity to achieve their greatest ambi- “I only wish Tyler’s BFA program was live years long,’ WRITTEN BY ALEX A PELLEGRINIWRITTEN BY DAVID BLOC I PHOTOGRAPHED BY NATE HARVI Y TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HONORS MEDIA PROFESSIONAL Taylor chose Temple over Penn State and Villa-nova University. “I wanted to be in journalism and I needed a job as soon as I got out of school,” said Taylor. “I thought that Temple would help prepare me the best for that.” -|In 1977, she began working at the Associated " Yess in Philadelphia as a writer, editor, and desk gqpervisor; she also covered sports. ' " did not go seeking a career in sports. The ' career chose me,” said Taylor. "At the Associated Press, we did everything. We did news, sports, broadcasting. You had to know sports if you wanted to work at the Associated Press.” Temple University has been the launching pad for several specific graduates who then made an impact on the world of media. For the past 17 years, such graduates have received the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Award. Recipients this year included 1974 Temple graduate Terry Taylor, who became the first woman sports editor at the Associated Press in 1992. Another recipient was 2007 Temple grad Julia Nietsch, who received The Rising Star Award. She is now senior director of communications at Bravo and Oxygen Media.Four years later, she transferred to the AP’s national sports desk in New York. By the late ‘80s, she rose to the position of deputy sports editor. For a nine-month period between 1990 and 1991, she was one of the New York Times' associate sports editors. “The New York Times was wonderful to me," said Taylor. But, she was homesick for the Associated Press. She said, “The AP is a peculiar sort of animal. I didn’t realize how much I loved it and enjoyed being part of it until I left. I felt fortunate that the Associated Press took me back." "If I could wind back the clock, I would,” said Taylor. “This, to me, seems to be the most exciting time to be in journalism. It hardly resembles the way it looked when I was there. Back then, you had radio, TV. and print. Now. I don’t know how to read a story anymore without expecting videos and podcasts. It’s so exciting these days that I'm so jealous of everyone who’s coming through the ranks now. I wish I were starting over in journalism.” As for receiving the Lew Klein Award: “It was probably one of the most special days that I had in a long, long time," Taylor said. “It’s a memory that will stay with me the rest of my life and I am so honored.” When Nietsch visited Temple, she felt great energy from the campus. "I liked everyone I came into contact with,” said Nietsch. “It was very diverse. Being in Philadelphia meant access to companies for potential internships. Knowing I wanted to pursue a career in journalism, Temple felt like the perfect fit.” ■i was the path that led to her current position as Senior Director of unications at Bravo and Oxygen Media. There, her responsibilities overseeing the communications strategy for a variety of network timing including “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and "Imposters.” is good that some of my peers and Temple think so highly of me. It jSf Piry flattering. It was great to get that repogmfion from where my eareer fegan,” said Nietsh. £ She also gaid that to succeed in journalism one needs to beware that the media landscape constantly changes. “Look at it as a challenge.... If you can adapt and stay on the pulse of what’s new and exciting, then I think there’s no limits," she said. Baquet, Executive Editor of the New York Times, never attended Temple University, but he received the Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award. Several hours before receiving the honor, Baquet talked to Temple students about the future of journalism. Baquet said that in order for freelance writers to survive, “There are local digital publications. Broaden your list of possibilities. You’ll find that Huffing-ton Post is all freelance.” He said that this is a great time to work in journalism because it is no longer limited to print media.The Reentry Project Gives Temple Interns Eye-Opening Experience Tasks included publishing stories and talking to former inmates Certain students from the journalism department of Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication have served as interns for The Reentry Project, where they studied solutions journalism and the juxtaposition between prisoners’ reentry into society. Solutions journalism differs from the traditional who, what, where, when, how and why approach to journalism. “Solutions journalism is reporting on evidence-based responses to social problems,” said Jim MacMillan, assistant director of external affairs at Klein. “Prisoner reentry is one of those potential social problems.” According to MacMillan, people who get out of prison who can’t find work or get back on their feet often return to committing crimes, thus landing them back into prison. “ The Reentry Project is a collaborative of Philadelphia journalism organizations focused on the challenges and the solutions to the issue of prisoner reentry in Philadelphia,” he continued. MacMillan said these Temple student interns not only learned about solutions journalism but also gained a firsthand understanding of the struggles that people released from incarceration encounter. Their responsibilities included taking stories written by professional Philadelphia journalists and uploading them: the website, thcrcentryproject.org. In addition, they talker former inmates to learn about their struggles with reintcgi ing back into society. Simone Stancil, a junior broadcast journalism major and fall 2017 Reentry Project intern, learned about some of t) released prisoners’ hardships. “I found out that a lot of people are out of jobs or can't gt adequate housing after being released,” said Stancil. According to thercentryproject.org, one in four people wh leave prison become homeless. In addition, four out of fiv landlords screen applicants for past criminal records. Julie Christie, a junior journalism major who interned wit4 the Reentry Project in the summer 2017, remembered the being 15 media organizations that were working on the R entry Project. “When my internship ended,” said Christie, “I gathered a bunch of information; I did a lot of research with the proj editor Jean Fricdman-Rudovsky, where we created this ig interactive infographic explaining what people leaving nc ceration have to go through once they’re out.”Acc ording to Christie, the problems faced by the released prisoners affect everyone living in Philadelphia. ‘‘A lot of the time, people will hear about this issue and they'll think that really doesn’t affect them, but it does because tax money goes into it," Christie said. Christie said that before working at the Reentry Project, she used to think that way, too. ' used to think that the criminal justice system had been figured out and 1 thought that it was working,” said Christie. ‘But after not just hearing statistics but peoples personal experiences (and their struggles after getting out of prison) and understanding the scope of recidivism, and when people are released and are not given the tools or the access to information and the support that they need to be successful, they lave to go back to their previous ways. It’s a cycle, a revolving door almost." What surprised Christie was no surprise to North Carolinian graduate journalism student Antionette Lee, who also interned at the Reentry Project in the spring 2017. “My attitude toward inmates never changed because 1 come from a Black community, so I know how people can end up in the situations that they do and how the system is kind of against them, so I was already aware of these issues,” said Lee. Lee said that the internship gave her the opportunity to do something to improve the situation for formerly incarcerated people in her community. WRITTEN BY DAVID BLOCK PHOTOGRAPHED BY JIM MACMILLAN“A Tradition of Excellence” The Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma Excels in Dallas Nestled on the sixth Moor of Alter I fall is an office that houses the largest organization in the Fox School of Business The Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma is the international risk management, insurance, and actuarial science p: fcssional fraternity at Temple University. With 650 paid members and 40 officers, the Sigma Chapter shines as not t! largest chapter, and the model chapter that the 60 other active national chapters strive to emulate. Each year, the officers and various faculty members attend the Gamma Iota Sigma International Management Conference. The 46th annual conference was held this year in Dallas from Sept. 28 to Sept. 30. The officers were able t meet with members from other chapters of GIS, as well as industry professionals. The three-day conference was packed with a wide range of activities, from a career reception, to breakout sessions o: topics such as surplus lines and negotiating job offers, to networking events. On the final night, students went to the Dallas Cowboys stadium for dinner, and some students were able to tour the stadium, sit in a box, see the checrleade locker room, and run onto the field! The conference is a major highlight for many members. Executive Vice Preside-Amanda Wolfgang said that she always enjoys attending the conferences. “My favorite part of attending the leadership conference is probably getting to meet students from other chapters of Gamma Iota Sigma and reconnect with friends I’ve made from across the country,” Wolfgang said, "It is always realcool to hear what they arc doing at their universities and to learn and get new ideas to bring back to Temple.” On Friday, Sept. 29, the Sigma Chapter was recognized for a variety of dilferent achievements at the awards ceremony. Thev received international chapter awards for achievements in alumni relations, chapter management, community service, membership development and public relations. In addition, the Sigma Chapter also won a Black and Gold Award, which recognizes new projects and programs considered creative and successful only through extensive planning and organization participation. It was awarded to the chapter for its “Distinguished Guest lecturer Series: Powerful Women in Insurance,” a weekly speaker series that took place during the Fall 2016 semester. Individual awards were also given out; three of the four available awards were awarded to Sigma Chapter members. Lastly, Faculty Advisor Dr. R.B. Drcnnan was the recipient of the first ever Faculty Adv isor of the Year award. Dietitian. who is originally from Dallas, was able to bring members of his family to the audience for this special honor. Drcnnan has been a part of the Sigma chapter from the very beginning, and has watched how much it has grown over the years. “T he first meeting 1 went to was in the Fall of ’88, and we didn’t know how many people would show up, and we only had 20 people show up,” said Drcnnan. To help an organization grow from 20 students to over GOO students, and to be such an active chapter that is widely recognized at the national level is evidence of the strength of the program at Temple. The Sigma Chapter is well known for its dedication and commitment to a culture of professional development. In addition to the management and leadership conferences attended by officers, general members are exposed to a wide range of professional development opportunities. Pi sident Klizabcth Arbcgast said, “Over the past four years, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to network with many ;in' instry professionals and build friendships with students entering the same industry as me. (iamma Iota Sigma member attend interview skills workshops, etiquette workshops, mock interviews, and resume reviews, which enhance mcm-lx professional development.” I professional development skills acquired through these events helps supplement the technical skills learned in classes id lead to a transformation of students into informed insurance professionals who are ready to enter the workforce. WRITTEN BY CAROLINE CIOCCAKaren Turner is celebrating twenty five years at Temple She started teaching at Temple in 1992 TZ JL-aten Turner lias been a professor at Temple University since 1992. She has taught a variety of classes such as, Radio News Reporting, Race and Racism in the News, Experimental Journalism, and she recently created a new course in the journalism department. This new course focuses on skills in interviewing and writing. The objective of the course is to have students produce three shows for the TIJTY show, A Broader View, and complete podcasts. Prior to beginning a career at Temple, Professor Turner worked closely with Temple students in Philadelphia. This is one of the reasons that Turner was drawn to the university. “When I worked for WPEN, and I would go to news conferences, or 1 would go to City Council meetings, the Temple students were there also doing journalism, and I said that if there is a program that 1 would like to affiliate myself with in the city, it would certainly be Temple,” Turner said. Seeing students get hands-on experience was something that Turner found to be important, and the students she has come across are a primary reason she has stayed at Temple for so many years. Eoricllc Pankey, a 2000 Temple alumna and Turner’s former student, said that Turner’s effect on students was present in and outside of the classroom. “You did not have to be inside her class or even one of her students to learn from her,” Pankey said. “She continued supporting her students long after grades had been issued.” During her 25 years at Temple, Turner has noticed several differences in both the student body and the campus as a whole. “In terms of student body, certainly it’s less of a commuter school," Turner said. “You have more and more students living on campus, and that kind of changes, I think, the type of student here. There are many more activities, and it’s more like a traditional college experience because of the residency.” Turner has also been a part of the Study Away Program in South Africa multiple times and speaks highly of this experience. “You see the lightbulb go off when they |the students) are exposed to a different culture, so that’s really fun," Turner said. Maggie Andresen, a May 2017 graduate of the Journalism department, spoke fondly on the study away experience and what Professor Turner taught her during her time at Temple. “You are exposed to a very different reality, and learn from that purely through experiencing it. Thus, you learn about a new area of the worlc Andresen said. “Professor Turner h; been such an amazing mentor; she’s taught me so much about journalist and how including diverse voices isi best way to make it stronger." On a 2015 trip to South Africa, Tui and the students were lucky enough to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu Turner said that this is one of her b gest accomplishments and an exper cnee that she will never forget. “We wrote a little blurb on what it meant for us to meet him because, v he won a Nobel Peace Prize for one thing, and he was one of the voices during the Apartheid Movement in South Africa...! lis aura. I’ve never I around someone who was so calm. I mean, he was on another level of hi inanity,” Turner said. Turner says that in order for young journalists to be successful, they inn practice their skills, and be willing t work hard for their dreams. “Be flexible, be curious, and really concentrate on writing," Turner sail think sometimes students get so caui up in the performance aspect, panic larly broadcast students, of journals and the technology is going to chan but if you have solid writing and reporting skills, that’s not going to cha and that makes you valuable.” WRITTEN BY USA CUNNING PHOTOGRAPHED BY NATE HAWRITTEN BY NADERAH BROOKS T emple Owls, the House or Representative s p.:w 1 11 « senate bill for state-related universitv funding. s . thru will not lie an overwhelming tuition inerea.se. With a vote of IR(M , T emple I niwrsity is ;»j | ;. t lor a Sl.iO million appropriation that will free students and parents from the burden ol a tuition inch .m Temple receives $1.50 million from the suite e.i h veai Governor T om Wolf planned to IxhtovvSI :1 .» billion against profits from the state Liqiioi Board il tin hill wasn’t passed. ! empu would have had to increase the spring tuition by up t. SI .'.tit )0 if state funding was not approved. Hu pox i'V' ! approval did not run smootlilv because I stan Repri m tnative Cris Dush argued that tuiiversitie 1 are if 'i a pan «»l the government. i hi () t. I s. 17, Ten,pic .Student Government or- g;uiiA l a plume banking event in the Student Tenter. I eel, (’em., i and Polett and l.iaeouras Walk to get students involved in contacting slate representatives to - Hen change.  'c connected with state-related schools like Penn State, Jni'crsity of Pittsburgh, and Lincoln I niversitv, lor the Ph one Banking event to get the students engaged. Altogether, here were 100 calls made,” said Paige 11 ill. a senior political vdence major and the vice president of external affairs for rsc. ITic funding will grant $600 million to the state and allow iigh- |ualit education to remain affordable for students and voi king-class families. ‘ flic phone hanking event was effective because having nauy voices sends a powerful message to state representa- B-s In-cause it shows that students lake their college careers iously.” Mill said. The in-slate tuition discount would have ended if the anticipated aid was not approved. In-state and out-of-state tuition would have Inien the same. Ashley Johnson, a sophomore public health major from Norristown, Pa., said it would have been unfortunate if she bad to take out more financial aid. loans, or to transfer to another university. “I would have saved up to continue my education at Temple I niversitv by working overtime to hojjefully afford the tuition, or I would have considered taking a semester off to save money to return to campus." Johnson said. Students with significantly lower average family income would have faced hardship. Representatives were struggling to come to a compromise on how to raise money for state schools, which is why the bill took so long to pass. In-state funding for Temple students is seen as an investment in higher education. “If it came down to it. Pin not sure if Temple I niversitv would be able to come up with a solution to help in-state students because education is seen as more of a privilege that is gifted to students.” Johnson said. cess. oiding to the National Center for Education Statistics, tfter inflation, tuition at all four-year public colleges has lpubled since 2001 due to appropriations cuts as the goveni-nt withdraws funding from higher education. emplc I 'niversitv prides itself on maintaining the identity ‘Philadelphia’s public university and its relationship with • community and stale,” 1 Iill said. mplc is committed to affordable education that widens reach of education. Temple’s founding principles work the advantages of the institution by supporting ♦» . » » ,Sports- FIU 3 Top stats from the game! QB Frank Nutile was named the Bowl Game MVP. The Owls finished their season with an 8 game streak of gaining 390 or more yards of offense. mm rn ClThomas Sevel and Alberto Casas take the Owls to new heights o rapolflhe '2017 fall season, the Temple men's tennis team participated in dir IT A Regionals in Lvnchburg. Viignua. A record of eight Temple players competed in die event. 'The biggest highlight of the tournament was front the doubles work between Senior Thomas Sevel and Junior Alberto Caccrcs Casas. The tuo were able (o make it all the uav to the doubles semifinals. Ix’forc being defeated by lirst ranked n Aswin lj e.n and Matthew Ijord from the 1 niversity of Virginia. "It was great to reach the semifinals, but you know you're never happy to lose at the end. even though you knov, you di( good," said Sevel. The match between the two competing schools was close, eventually losing to Virginia in the third set with the scores lx- lg Virginia W5,7-5, and 6-10. “We didn't start off really good." s;iid Caccres Casas. “But after die first couple of matches, we started to play better, km w our opponents better, and made it to the semifinals which ended up being really close." The ITA regionals Championships feature some of the top men's and women’s tennis players across the country. For S vil and Caccrcs Casas to have made it that far is an accomplishment in its own. “I think we could have won two sets off! VA who have won the last three ITA Regionals," said Sevel. “But regardless, vert did pretty good for going against a top ranked group." Both Sevel and Caeeres Casas were also able to make it to the round of 32 in singles play. “It was really nice.” said Sevel. “It didn't go how 1 expected it to in singles, hut we did pretty well overall.”Ii singles, Sevel defeated Georgia Tech’s Marco Lam and VCl s Inigo Tone Markin. Caceres Casas William defeated Man ’s | chad Chen and Ixmgwood’s Raisei Sakai. I men’s tennis team coach, Steve Mauro. also had positive things to say about their work during the tournament. “I vas really happy the way lx th of them played,” said Mauro. ‘ They played against a strong team from I niversitv of Virginia t]i i has finished No. 1 in the country. I lopefuUy the both of them learned from this tournament that the can go up against any te in in the country." A hough it is Seville’s last Fall season, he is .still eligible to play for the Spring season, and hopes to even become an assistant orach at Temple after graduating. Asides from Scvel and Caceres Casas, a few other players did well in the tournament. Players Juan Amo and Mark Wallner al made it to the Round of 32 in singles play, and seven players made it to the main draw of the singles, another first for I Temple. F i innately. Caceres Casas still has one more year of eligibility for the Fall 2018-2019 season, and hopes to learn from his e n rience at this past ITA Regionals. “Low I know what the tournament is like for next year.” said Caceres Casas. “Both Thomas and I were transfers this year, so we g in idea of how the tournament worked for this past season.” WRITTEN BY NENSEH KONEH PHOTOGRAPHY BY TEMPLE ATHLETICSTemple’s Assistant Coach Helps the U.S. Win the Indoor Pan American Cup Field Hockey Team Lauds Assistant Coach’s International Triumphs Temple assistant field hockey coac h, Katie Gerzabek, did not have to tell her team that she earned a spot on the I '.S.’s indoor field hockey team. The I .S. vied for Indoor Pan American Cup in Georgetown. Guyana and Gerzabek made the j team. “Before practice, I saw it on Twitter,” said Temple senior Hattie Kuhns. “We (the team) were excited for her." Temple redshin junior, Ashley Kucera, was excited for the team. “By her playing at the national level, she can share what she learned with us, and we can implement that, putting it into our play,” said Kucera. Making the I .S. team did not change the Ow ls’ opinion oi lier. “Katie has and always w ill he Katie," said Kuhns. Kuhns elaborated that she and her teammates sometimes joke with Gerzabek about her international success. “Sometimes, we say, ‘oh she’s a big shot now,'" said Kuhns. “‘We have to listen to her.’ II she tells us to do something, wo know we have to do it because she’s Katie Gerzabek." Kuhns said that they joked that way with her even before she qualified because she had played on previous I .S. teams. But now, there is arguably more concrete evidence that there is truth to the Owls’ lighthearted assertions localise this past October (2017), Gerzabek and her I'.S. teammates won the Indoor Pan American Cup. Moreover, when the I .S. Ixjat Argentina in the finals 2-1. Gerzabek scored the first goal of the game. “I wouldn't have been able to score w ithout the help of my teammates w ho passed the ball all the way up to me," said Gerzabek. This was the first time that the I .S. won the Index)! Pan American Cup, according to Gerzabek. 'file I .S. entered the tournament confident about winning, but no one else at the event thought that they had a chance. “Nobody expected us to w in.” said Gerzabek. “Going in, we were ranked 28th.” Opposing teams included Canada, ranked 9th and Argentina, ranked 13th.I . y WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAVID BLOCK I o represent my country and to win the gold medal, ii was an unlxdicvable feeling," said Gerzalwk. “ft’s something that I’m ''till Hying to let sink in because it doesn’t feel real sometimes. It was my first time winning an international title." Winning the gold qualified the I .S. for the World Cup in Germany this upcoming February. Gcr alkk gave a lot of credit to their I .S. couch. Jim Kentwell for winning the gold. According to Gerzabck, kentwell was the Only woman who was a head coach at the Indoor Pan American Cup. Kentwell had played on C hina’s national field hockey teams. Ger abek said that Kentwell coached them to remain disciplined during their ganfes. Examples included never to panic ''hen in tough situations such as losing the ball to the other team or failing to stop their opponents from scoring. (»cr ,ibek says another reason the I r.S. won the gold was due to, “hard work, determination, and grit” to put the ball in koni l the net or get back a lost ball. Gerzabck brings the same grit to Temple field hockev practices. “I’A'ery time that she plays with us. she docs what she has to do to get the ball in the back of the net." said Kuhns. “We k arn Irom her that we have to have the mentality that we have to score when we're inside the 2.)." (In field hockey, the 25 ls lwT t a )ol|t Id yards from the net and is the only spot on the field where a player can try to score.)(} vl track star junior Sylvia Wilson is now back in flic Owl lineup alter rcdsliiiting her sophomore year, last year." said V ilson. “Two bones in my right foot were partially fused. It caused me pain when 1 ran." Wilson was born with this partial fusion, but it never bothered her until last year. She had no idea why she suddenly ha pain. In IVbinary 2017, she bad surgery. “ 1 he doctors had to go in and fuse the hones together with screws and a plate," said Wilson. "I still lecl the pain when I run. but it’s now less intense. 1 want to get back to where I was beidre my injury, but I’m about .30 to 00 percent there." In Wilson’s Ireshman year, she won the (iO-metcr flash at the Yillanova Invitational, posting a 7:: 9 clocking to set a new school record. Another highlight lor her was winning the 100-meter hurdles at the Morgan Stale Legacy Meet with a timq of I 1.08 seconds. Head Temple track coach Elvis' horde said that her successes were, “part of the springboard to build upon (for her) to have success." V 'i Ison’s teammate Ciyslal Jones, junior eo-captain of die Temple Owls' track an, i Optimistic about Wilson's return. Because Sylvia sat out last year, she is more determined than ever to get back to iirii' she was before she got injured," said Jones. "I Ier motivation w ill help the am out a lot. ’ i de is optimistic about Wilson’s return, yet he is also trying to lie realistic. : lei recovery is not a process that is going to go along real fast.” said Fordo, a is th ing to get baek to full strength, and that has not happened vet. •i ! • said that an athlete can he his her own worst enemy. have to pull the reins back a lot and remind Sylvia, 'von can’t do this yel,"’ • rde. "Slu's not yet hack to pm standards or the Sylvia standards she i dled her freslunan year. Right now, her lx dv is not allow ing her to do the she (lid her freshman year." ' oai li is confident dial she will eventually return to full strength. .11 go to rehab," said Wilson. She is wot king on improving hei ankle i ns I let ankle exercises include standing on foam rubber to improve her luv and picking up marbles with her toes. • ui to gel hack lo where 1 was-my irohiu.m year anti then lx at my old said Wilson. I if slu lmd advice for athletes recovering fronj injuries, she said (hat having can be helpful. ,H r! me. -slid Wilson, "Also, think fKisitively." : till s-iwoit. then next season. Wilson might he a key Temple track athlete I lor. tlx) optimistic about next season, Iliix year, onh two trackathletes :ue '' • . and the an rent freslmten da» will have a lot more expeiience lw f A'' % DAVID BLOCK ?APHv BY TEMPLE ATHLETICS _________Temple players from the past and the present compete against one another n September 23, 2017, Uie Temple women’s lac rosse team played an exhibition game that was so mcanim In! vet nobody cared about the statistics. Not even Temple women's lac rosse head coach Bonnie Rosen, her coaching st ill. or the team. Nolxxly recorded how many goals the Temple girls scored or how many saves their goalkeepers made. The game w important to everyone simply because the current Temple women’s lacrosse team look on the Temple alumni. Not all the alumni players were recent graduates, some went as far back as 1998 like graduate Brin Campbell Curtis. Other alumni players were almost as far back as (intis, such as Jen Jefferson Cud jllo (2 X)2), Alayna Tyson Russell (2004), and Brin Malany Gustafson (2005). Oilier Temple alumni who graduated in 2017 also played such as Rachel Bank . Gariy Demato, Brooke Williams, Krissv (iallivait. “W e love having this alumni game because it reconnects die past with the present." said Rosen, current players to get a chance to see the players who’ve come before them." One of the alumni players, the 2013 graduatc goalkeepei, Meghan Clothier, knew a lot about the current Owls' linei p because she was Monmouth’s assistant coach when they played against Temple in their inaugural game on Mowaitli ii earlier in February 2017. Those two teams never before squared off against each other; Temple won, 18 - 1(). “I was playing against Temple players whom I coached and scouted against tendencies from beiug a member of the team for many years." “It’s so different being in the cage defending the goals than being on the sidelines calling the shots (as a coach)," said Clothier.Ii inple senior. Go-captaiiVattacker Kira Gensler found the alumni game to be both fun and competitive -Jt definitely creates an atmosphere where there's a lot less stress and a lot more fun to see if they still have their game and to put my best g;inic forward," said Gensler. But one minor problem Gensler had in the stress free alumni game was that the alumni players knew how she played. they had that extra inside scoop from Ining an opponent after being a teammate." said Gensler. For example, dies knew that while on the attack, she would frequently switch her lacrosse stick from her left hand to her right, so they tried to prevent that. Whenever die)’ stopped me. I'd just do another move," said Gensler. “They know that 1 can Ik- a real {K-st Gensler is looking forward to captaining the team this spring. it's icu.udiug n he able to serve the team and to be that kind df liaison between (lie coaches and tin- team and do what 1 can to he a leader," said Gen.sler. Gist year. Gensler scored M goals, which included her first career hat trick when die Owls Ik-hI Bullet 19-7 on I i il 12. 2017. last year, the Owls’ overall record was 13 wins 5 losses. Lambeth, Barrelta, and Gensler will be three returning Owls to watch for this lacrosse season. WRITTEN BY DAVID BLOCK PHOTOGRAPHY BY XINYI HUANGThis past fall. Temple Owls’ golf team started off strong; however, the team became over confident and complacc it afterwards, which capped off a relatively uneventful fall season. 'I he Owls got off to a great start by winning their opening tournament, the Cornell Invitational with a team score of 55 + 3. (The + 3 means that it took Temple 3 more strokes than what they were expected to take to finish the tournamen .) Temple competed against and defeated 15 other teams. Their closest competitor was Yale who scored 856 + 4. “We won the tournament by a shot,” said Temple golfer junior Sam Soeth. “We should have won it by a little more.” Soeths teammate, junior Trey Wren, said that winning the Cornell Invitational was the Owls’ high point of the seasoi . “The rest of the season was flat,” said Wren. “The team became complacent after Cornell,” said Temples head golf coach, Brian Quinn, who has held that post sine e 2007. Unfortunately, for Quinn, the team’s downward spiral was not a complete surprise. wThe next practice, two kids were late,” said Quinn. Quinn was upset and not only warned his players to never be late again, but also told them not to get casual or complacent. thought that they were better than thc were." sai season.” Quinn elaborated that his team practice! his golfers became over confident. umn. 'from that point on. they were struggling for the rest ird all summer and after winning the Cornell Invitational, : h emphasized that despite an ordinary lest of thCfall Sson. his team 1 achieved noteworthy goals alter estone Invitational in Akron. Ohio. s« . ?h linn ack up a score of 215 points. uy best tournament ever," said Soeth. "I liked lilt i mg just came together for me that week 1, I shoufd have been a little InMtei. i had a - happy with the way that Soeth and Wren plaj m Barone performed at the City Six tins past mpnt scoring an even-par 70. ire phenomenal golfers".said Quinn." I re] is mr Mr. Consistency.” tii overall in the three-round event scoring 72,68, and purse, tiie wa i- was set up. I was hitting the ball really well. holes coining down the stretch." -Mson I i. w.is so pleased with how Temple redshir! Barone finished second overall in this one round inhi.tr is ho-.v '.sell he strikes the ball day in and day a. other hand, was unhappy wit!, hi- overall j®l pemirm.iiur tins past fall. play well this fall." said Wren ' ! . -v . w why that happened." Wren .dm: »orse from last ye? ir. which is never what you waul. I . rt iiriM»meones scoring average can go up or etter thissprii my lime. hderil that r OAV KAPHY imn.Welcome Back, Blanca Former Owl Cross Country Star Blanca Fernandez __ returns to coach former teammates One of her former teammates and roommates, whom she now coaches, is Temple junior Katie Leisher. “Having her as a coach is really special because of her background ii this sport,” said Leisher. “She understands what it takes to perform at a high level." she competed, the coaches took care of her and the team. school and primary school runners. “But this (coaching at Temple) is different because I see the story from thffl other point of view,” said Fernandez. “Now. I’m coaching my friends, my (former) teammates. I used to be one of them, now I have to coach them ! like it.” (from Spain) ran cross o mtrv and track for Temple two years ag v such as winning tin tlantic Regional Cross Country® 15, the Owls' first repressitatiu ships since 1987.H oss country coach for the Owls’ men's an to take care of every sody.” said lernaiule . "I feel wein uation before.” Now. she in back womens teams.Welcome Back, Blanca Former Owl Cross Country Star Blanca Fernandez returns to coach former teammates nandez. took care of her and the team. ody,” said Fernandez. uation before.” I feel weird school and primary school runners. “But this [coaching at Temple) is different because I see the story from the other point of view” said Fernandez. “Now. I’m coaching my friends, my (former) teammates. I used to be one of them, now I have to coach them 1 like it.” One of her former teammates and roommates, whom she now coaches, is Temple junior Katie Leisher. “Having her as a coach is really special because of her background in this sport,” said Leisher. "She understands what it takes to perform at a high level.” rnandez (from Spain) ran cross country o, she won numerous achievements, tlantic Regional Cross Country 15, she was the Owls’ first representative ships since 1987. oss country coach for the Owls’ men’sWhen I ernandez was on the team, Lcisher regarded her as a mentor; Fernandez taught her to relax before doing tough workouts, and to have fun at the same time. “We became very close," said l.eisher. “It was unexpected.” It was also unexpected for Fernandez. In the fall of 2015, Fernandez was expecting to have a single room at Morgan I fall because of problems with her previous roommate. “I was expecting to nave a kitchen for myself, a bathroom for myself, it was going to be like a little house for myself,” said Fernandez. "Then 1 saw tour girls (all freshmen) walking through my kitchen, my bathroom. I w like ok, what the hell is going on?’ I expected to come here with a single room. Instead, there was five of us. 1 was expecting something better, then I got something that was worse, so I complained.” Thi seh‘ promised to solve her problem, but needed time. After a month. . ernandez realized that she wanted to keep the same living arrangements because by then, the five of them became good friends. The ii nee in age did not matter to Fernandez; she was 23 and they we ;s . iv.i 19 years old. They ran cross country and track for Temple wit ndez, so their lifestyles were quite similar. James Snyder, Temple's head cross country coach of the mens and women's team, said that neither he nor anyone else had problems with Fernandez going from runner to coach. “Everybody already looked up to her because of her athletic performances,” said Snyder, who coached her when she ran for the Owls. “Now, she's in a position where she doesn’t just have to lead by example anymore. Now, she can also lead by her words. I'm going to rely on her to get a gage on what the team looks like and what we need to do to move forward.” Snyder is also confident that Fernandez will make the cross-country team better; “Blanca has a high level of experience at the NCAA level and at the international level from a race tactics perspective,” said Snyder. “It's something that a lot of our girls can learn a lot from.” Institutional Diversity, Kquity. Advocacy, and Leadership embodies Temple University's commitment to sustain and nurture a strong Inclusive campus community. David block has written many stories for Templar Yearbook. He didn't kt his disability stop him from pursuing his aspirations as a writer. lhank you. David, for many years of contributions. WRITTEN BY DAVID BLOCK PHOTOGRAPHED BY BINGUANG LImnnum b Mi When Fernandez was on the team, I.eisher regarded her as a mentor; Fernandez taught her to relax before doing tough workouts, and to have fun at the same time. “We became very close,” said I.eisher. “It was unexpected.” It was also unexpected for Fernandez. In the fall of 2015, Fernandez was expecting to have a single room at Morgan Hall because of problems with her previous roommate. "I was expecting to have a kitchen for myself, a bathroom for myself, it was going to be like a little house for myself" said Fernandez. “Then I saw' four jjirls (all freshmen) walking through my kitchen, my bathroom. I was like, ok. what the hell is going on?' 1 expected to come here with a single room. Instead, there was five ol us. I was expecting something belter, then I got something that was worse, so I complained; lames Snyder, Temples head cross country coach of the men’s and womens team, said that neither he nor anyone else had problems with Fernandez going from runner to coach. “Everybody already looked up to her because of her athletic performances," said Snyder, who coached her when she ran for the Owls. “Now, she’s in a position where she doesn’t just have to lead by example anymore. Now, she can also lead by her words. I’m going to rely on her to get a gage on what the team looks like and what we need to do to move forward." Snyder is also confident that Fernandez will make the cross-country team better: “Blanca has a high level of experience at the NCAA level and at the international level from a race tactics perspective,” said Snyder. “It’s something that a lot of our girls can learn a lot from.” Ihe school promised to solve her problem, but needed time. After a month, Fernandez realized that she wanted to keep the same living arrangements because by then, the five of them became good friends. Ihe difference in age did not matter to Fernandez; she was 23 and they were 18 and 19 years old. They ran cross country and track for Temple with Fernandez, so their lifestyles were quite similar. InMttuUoiul Diversity. Equity. Advocacy. ami leadership embodies Temple University' commitment to sustain and nurture a strong inclusive campus community David Block has written many stone for Templar Yearbook. He didn't let hit disability stop him Irani pursuing his aspirations at a writer. Ihank you. Davtd. for many years of contnbutions. V RIT1EN BY DAVID BLOCK PHOTOGRAPHED BY BINGUANG USenior Nicholas ()limpo, and sophomore Stephen C’liing represented the I .S this past summer in Plovdiv. Bulgaria or the 2017 World Rowing Championships. The two finished 1 lih out of 13tli in the Lightweight Men’s Quadruple Sculls I ’23 division. (Lightweight rowing is wl ere limits are placed on the maximum Ixxly weight of competitors. I’23 means voungcr than 23-years-okl.) The third Temple student was senior Sebastian Devcrcux who represented his home country Great Britain. Devcre x transferred to Teniple this fall. Despite gaining invaluable international experience at the world championships, these three Temple rowers started ti e college season a little rusty, according to Temple head coach of the men's team Brian Perkins. “ That’s to he expected,’ said Perkins. “ The college season has a different rhythm than the world season. 'These guys were peaking for the world championships, racing against the best in the world." Meanwhile, the rest of his team was veil rested and ready for the fall season. “Good athletes need downtime." said Perkins. “You need time to rest and recuperate to get hack into the rhythm of college rowing. It took them about a couple weeks to gel back into die groove." Cliing echoed, “I never peeked like that before. I needed a couple weeks to recover.' -.jK-akiii about liis summer. Chin regarded the world championships to be a humbling experience. tt t icing and convicting on the Schuylkill, we were probably one of the fastest boats on the river,’ said Citing. “In I 4-iria, we were up against these other teams that had tons of international experience." In Bulgaria, they placed near i hack of all of their heats. t )Iint| o, n was seeing rowers from all over the world. ic coolest part was having different countries there," said Olimpo. “It was hearing 10 different languages in the course ■ t n 2d feet." added that the I S. team was one oJ the first countries to arrive in Bulgaria. They were practicing by themselves for first lew days. i more and more countries started showing up." said Citing, “like Great Britain. Australia, and New Zealand. Then m: All these other countries ait here and were representing our nation - to me that was the most w ild cx|)crienre." »' pointed out advantages ol having three c urrent Temple rowers who eomju ted internationally. ’ ales our recruiting presence, said Perkins “ 1 here are hundreds of thousands oi high school rowers and thousands gc rowers, hut there’s only so many guys who make the national team." ■ a h elaborated dial Olimpo and Cliing now cam themselves differentlv. lu m t.thei six guvs got to get in the boat w ith dudes who competed in the world championships." said Perkins. k h explained that now the other Temple rowers cannot cumc tip with excuses for not practicing, such as Inning a v or jimoiiiil problems at Imiiu . now has a different approach u racing. He Said that the college races were about pacing themselves. •'till championships, if vyns go as quick as we canaiid just in to hold that pace." said ()liui|M». mt iinig to Temple. Olimpo saw tlie gap in speed and it motivated him to Uvome a faster rower. hai .lilt r c oti!|H.'Ung in Bulgaria. In learned not to led intimidated when t iiti[x tiug m Iik.i1 race'. He teali ed •»W cumpctt against the Ik't in the world, then Ik could handle llimsell in college rat es. BY DMO BLOCK •‘APHY BY TEMPLE ATHLETICSTemple Owls Conquer Adversity and opponents in Europe Temple’s women’s basketball team went 3-0 against European teams despite some setbacks along the way. The Temple women's basketball team traveled to Rome and Paris this past August to compete against teams fron Europe. They played three games, two against Serbia and one against France, and the Owls won all three. Tempi senior j tnaya Atkinson said that for the most part their opponents over there were older - in their mid-20s. mm Mi The trip was not just about winning games, but also about facing challenges like getting to know the new Temple players and coping with unexpected problems. "The point of the Europe trip was to experience a different culture,” said Tonya. Cardc a,l ad coach of the Iflj Temple womens basketball team. "We h|vc seven new players so allowing them to plft basketball belbrc the son starts, builds that bond." l’hc Owls freed adversity w hile in Europe and Cardoza was happy that her players uccessfully handled it. We were luggage j .a few days ' said Cardoza. “YVc shared clothing; we made due with what i "Euck me, mly luggage was there the lirsl day when we landed," said Atkinson. m had.” Some of the ()w Is were l Whenever a teammate or coach needed soap, Atkinson gladly shared hers, but clothing was a different story. ■Mb ‘i m not the on® for sharing clothing. §akl Atkinson. Just like you were going to need clothing, I was going to need clothing." • Another ehallcng vyas playing in hot tin -air conditioned facilities, fa “The gym that we played in in Rome was extremely hot." said Temple senior Khadijah Berger. "It was kind of like an outdoor type of lefel - like an outdoor court. Cardoza said that the uncomfortable facilities did not discourage her team because some of them were used to playing basketball in various conditions. “They can play no matter where and no matter vimt." said Cardoza. “They can adapt. We told them accommod lions might not be what thes are here, but you play through whatever it is. Everything's not perfect.” %° 70 m .Mid Atkinson said that fewer fouls were called in Europe compared to the US. The European referees would not call players touched each other, but only when one knocked another player down. ‘Ii was definitely a lot more physical," said Atkinson. “1 was line with that.” Berger commented that it was harder to get timeouts called in Europe. She said that in the US. a player can call timeout, but over there, the player had to let someone from the score table know and that person would tell the referee and then a timeout would «• called at the next dead ball. file trip to Europe gave the Owls sets of challenges to work through, but learning to work together to deal with problems helps m ji '!: i develop chemistry and work through adversity during this basketball season, explained Cardoza. Cardoza stressed that the trip to Europe was also about having fun. Tve lx u to Italy so for me it was about making sure that the players appreciated the experience,” said Cardoza, ‘it was rewax to see the smiles on their faces knowing that they appreciated the opportunities that were given to them." WRITTEN BY DAVID BLOCK PHOTOGRAPHED BY HOJUN YUA top Temple volleyball player this year is senior Izzy Rapacz. Based on the number of volleyball awards she earned makes her a key player to watch out for this season. Her past awards include 2016 First Team American Athletic Conference, 2015 Second-team All-American Athletic Conference, and. American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for August 29, 2016. In addition, she was the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the 2016 Temple Invitational and MVP at the 2015 Cherry White Challenge. Her mother, Dorota, played on amateur volleyball teams in Poland, but Izzy Rapacz is unsure if that is why she developed a love for the game. “Once I started playing club volleyball, I knew that I wanted to get serious about it,” said Rapacz. “'That’s when I started participating in nationals to get noticed by college coaches.” Besides playing volleyball for her high school outside the Chicago area, Rapacz played for the Rolling Thunder Vol leyball Club where she helped them win two division titles at nationals. Her instincts were correct. Temple recruited her to play Volleyball for the Owls, and she was given a scholarship. One of her proudest accomplishments playing for the Owls was this season when Temple beat Southern Methodist University twice. “We never beat SMU twice in one season before since I was here,” said Rapacz. Rapacz said that she will miss the team comradery after she graduates this May. “I’ll miss being competitive with 12 other girls, working toward the same goal physically on the same court,” said Rapacz. “I know that I won’t be able to do that at the division 1 level anymore.” Her plan is to play volleyball for club teams in Europe. Rapacz’s volleyball teammate, senior Janine Simmons, worked well with her. “We always pushed each other on and oft'the court all four years,” said Simmons. “We’re lifting partners.” During their lifting workouts, they sometimes got each other to lift more than they thought they could.Wi aiso try to bounce ideas off each other on the court,” said Simmons. Jakecr Ganesharatnam, Temple head volleyball coach of the Owls’ womens team, said that the two work well blocking he ball together so he makes sure that they stand next to teach other part of the time during games. I liki how they both grew into leadership positions on the court and off the court,” said Ganesharatnam. “They’ve ion good job leading by example taking on responsibilities and really leading by doing what we ask them to do. Ihat lelpcd us to have the freshmen follow them.” janr-k.iratnam said that he will miss their determination to be great. 'The both came in with raw talent and worked hard at their craft to be very good volleyball players,” said Ganesharat-iam. Despite losing them to graduation, Coach Ganesharatnam is optimistic about the team’s future. 'Next sear, we have a good recruiting class coming in,” said Ganesharatnam. “Our current freshmen who are playing a lot, will keep growing and improving. We will have a competitive team moving forward.” WRITTEN BY DAVID BLOCK PHOTOGRAPHED BY HOJUN YUWelcome to the clini Temple Women’s Soccer Team Opens Clinic For Communit i On Oct. 29, Temple’s women’s soccer team held a clinic from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Temple Sports Complex. The clinic was open to any female above eighth grade interested in a possible future in playing soccer at the collegiate level. ith the 1 tnplc Sports Complex being barely over a old, the soccer team is mine to make sure the conununi old, the soccer team is' trying to make sure the cominun gets to take advantage of the new facility that helps out Temple Athletics. “ The clinic was for future' prospect c’ !iaid Kclcic Dolan, a junior defender. “For head coaches Seamus and ohn to look and see, around our area, who is interested in coming to Temple. They just want to get an idea if those who attended have the talent level to play here.” ‘ The clinics allow for us to promote the school, especial! with the new held and facilities that wo have,” said 1 Participants were told to complete a form in advance and that they would receive a waiver form Muhin 72 hours to confirm their spot. On the day of the clinic, registration started at 1:40 p.m.. with the cost for each individual participating being S80 per person. "It also gives the community an opportunity to visit and--what they could possibly take advantage of if they attend Temple in the future.” While the fall soccer season comes to a close and as (hev ■ pare for the upcoming spring season, the clinics are a go-way for Temple to find new recruits for later seasons. 1 lannah Alexander, a sophomore midfielder, attended tw past clinics before deciding that she wanted to attend 1 : and be a part of the soccer team. Those who showed up were able to get a feel and preview of what it would be like to play for Temple’s women's soccer “From the two clinics that 1 have participated in, they h;. team in the future. |)een very' eye opening,-’ said Alexander. “I got to mil tl players and all of the coaching staff which you don’t ivaf “The kids get to see the locker rooms and we host a C») and A get to do in the recruiting process. You also get to show session that is Hdsted by the players on the team,” said Elana best version of yourself and as a player and not just as a Falcone, a senior midfielder. “ The clinics used to be only at person on paper.” Ambler and with the transition to them being on main campus too, they are more interactive.” The clinic was just one of the many that the women’s soccer WRITTEN BY NENSEH KG team have held for the community. Flayers on the team also PHOTOGRAPHED BY HOJO expressed that the clinics benefit not just Temple, but the surrounding Philadelphia area. “It is a good way to market the brand and what we as Temple student athletes bring to the school,” said Falcone. “It is a good way for recruits to come in and see how we would hold a regular practice during the season.”A Discussion on Mental Health in Student Athletes ---- J - • « Kate Fagan talks Mental Health to Temple Students I Kate Fagan, a writer for espnW, espn.com, and ESPN the Magazine, spoke to student athletes and fans of htr book. What Made Maddy Run, at Temple on November 14th in McGonigle Hall. Her main message was dear, she wanted to make it known to student athletes that they were not alone in going through college thinking i(w, challenging. “It’s the hardest thing I have ever done in my life - making it through 4 years of college sports,” Fagan said to a gym filled with mostly athletes. She spoke about how going away to college is a huge transition for many students, and how this transition ca 1 lx especially tough on athletes and their perspectives of themselves. Many student athletes are used to being the sta players on their teams and have perfectionist attitudes, and these arc unrealistic expectations to have and car pui lot of pressure on students. On January 17, 2014, nineteen year old Madison Holleran, a freshman track star at the University of Penns lva nia, took her own life. The transition and new pressures that she faced when starting college, along with a co n bined previous family history of mental illness, lead to Maddy’s tragedy. Many college athletes were able to relate to Madcly’s story. The pressures of being a student can be hard eno igh for some, but adding the pressure of a sport can be too much to deal with for many young adults, such as Madch This is an issue that Fagan wanted to address. Not only does l agan spend her professional life covering and writing about sports, but additionally she playe ha ketball for the University of Colorado as an undergraduate student. This unique perspective allowed her to ibafl understand Maddy’s story and how it relates to athletes on a widespread and national level. Maddy‘s story was originally published as a short feature, but then Fagan received thousands of emails from tu-dents across the country who saw so many of Maddy’s traits in themselves. She knew then that it was an idea tb; she needed to explore further. Fagan spoke about how she believes a key factor in changing the rates of anxiety and depression in college isjad-dressing the way we talk about quitting for athletes. “I’ve been thinking about how quitting in sports is the most frowned upon thing you can actually do,” said F;§»ar “...There’s not a lot of room in there for if the sport you are doing isn’t healthy for you anymore. But I think having a different conversation about what it might mean if you reach a place in your life where playing a sp and where you are mentally might not mesh, then you aren’t disappointing people.” hat rt She suggested referring to it as “exiting a sport,” similar to how someone would exit a profession when they retire. This puts a lot less pressure on athletes to feel like they are required to stay in a sport that might not be benefiting them anymore because they don’t want to feel like failures if they leave. “1 thought it was really powerful.” said Natalie Hart, a member of the women’s crew team at Temple. “She talked a lot about the mindset of student athletes and how we need to be taught that it’s okay to take a step ' back and breathe, and she talked about the pressures and expectations of athletes too. 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We support all of Temple’s student athletes on campus. Being in the Cherry Crusade for the last four years, I’ve seen so much incredible success within the athletics programs. Through the Cherry Crusade, I have met my best friends for life and I’ve had the most unforgettable experiences. I’m sad to be leaving Temple, but I’m so excited to continue to watch Temple Athletics and the Cherry Crusade grow!” Olivia Ashley, Cherry Crusade PresidentI Cherry Crusade was founded in 2005. This passionate and enthusiastic student organization comprised of die-hard Temple Uni-versity Athletics fans is a staple at our university. Cherry Crusade members are in the front row at every game, organizing the student section, and leading each and every chant and cheer. This beloved student organization is the reason why our athletic teams have the w. support that they have at each game, and for that reason we must recSgnize them for all their contributions to our sports season. MilOct. 19 was a date that the sisters ol' Phi Sigma Sigma had hern looking forward to all semester. One of Temple’s oldest sororities, the Xi chapter was Ibunded in 1926. hist spring, the sorority initiated a record-breaking amount of girls with a 70 new members. Phi Sigma Sigma is the only sororityr on campus with a letter house, where seventeen sisters live. This is where the sororit) ugest fundraising event, Grilled Cheese, is held. n the big night, Temple students and local residents lined up outside of the Phi Sigma Sigma letter house on Diamond ret. Heralded in by chanting sisters and the smell of home cooked sandwiches, everyone was waiting to take part in th oritys largest fundraising event. Hied Cheese is my favorite night of the year!'' said Phi Sigma Sigma member Taylor Vigilante. “It’s so crazy while yo ■, but the money we raise makes it so worth it." :mi-annual grilled cheese sale benefits the Kids in Need Foundation, a charity that provides school supplies for chilt ;c below the poverty line. This is the official philanthropy of Phi Sigma Sigma. The event is a favorite of both the f community and of the sisters who organize it.was donated by sisters and gourmet bread was donated by local bakeries, this way all the proceeds go to charity. ie fundraiser manages to turn a sizable profit despite the sandwiches low cost of SI. According to Fundraiser Birranc, this year Grilled Cheese raised SI, 122, all of which went directly to the Kids in Need Foundation. ,x)ts of people talk about keeping kids in school, but it’s hard for students to do well without the proper supplies,” says Vigi-Mow can someone take notes without a notebook? I love supporting an organization that helps kids in a way that is overlooked.” ic fundraiser ran from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., with girls taking different shifts throughout the night. Behind the scenes, the event n like a well oiled machine. Everyone there had a job including setting up and cleaning the house, preparing the grilled dieese sandwiches, cooking them, running the sandwiches to the door, handling the sales, and guiding people into the house. This event was the grand finale of the sorority’s fundraising week, five charity events held in a row by Phi Sigma Sigma. The week began on Sunday with Lip-Sync for Literacy, a karaoke battle held at the Draught Horse, in which drink proceeds also went to tin Kids in Need Foundation. On Monday, there was PJ’s and pastries, a dessert bake sale the sisters held in their pajamas. flic sisters partnered with the fraternity Sigma Alpha Mu on Tuesday for Bra Pong, a cheeky take on beer pong where participants tossed ping poll balls into a hanging brassiere. The proceeds went to breast cancer research. Wednesday was Splash a Sigma, where people paid to throw a water balloon at the members of Sigma Beta Rho and Phi Sigma Sigma, all of which led to the main event on T hursday, Grilled Cheese. A Grilled Cheese fundraiser is scheduled lor the spring as well. T he sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma love this tradition and look forward it growing it each semester. “Our grilled cheese event is more than just making sandwiches.” says Phi Sigma Sigma member Kate Shecsley. “It's about bonding with your sisters all night while raising money for such a wonderful organization. WRITTEN 8Y ■ ATHERINE BOURQUE PhOTOS COURTESY OF PHI SIGMA SIGMA SORORITYTEMPLE HONORS STUDENTS WRITTEN BYCLAUfelA MURTHA PHOTOGRAPHED BY JACQUELYN JULlANC Temple’s I lonors Program provides students with a slightly heavier course load than the classes of a noil-honors student. Erica Hall, a sophomore economics and finance double major, and memln r ol both the Temple honors and Fox honors programs explains the difference in class structure as having “smaller classes and much more personal assignments." “We pretty much never have giant lectures, and professors tend to really give us a lot of feedback on our work," I fall said. Smaller classes create a closer prolessor-lo-student relationship, where the students feel comfortable getting advice and critiques from their instructors.The indents feel that the professors really encourage them to succeed and achieve their goals. The honors classes move at an accelerated rate so they are mainly discussion-based, cutting out any busy work. The curriculum also makt the tests more challenging in an attempt to push the students to their full potential. “Foi xample, with I Ionors Financial Accounting which I am taking right now, the regular classes have so much more work then we do, but we are learning a lot more by being in a smaller classroom, having a lot of discussions and moving at a quicker pace," said Allvson Palutis, a sophomore accounting major and member of the Fox School of Business honors program. Palutis continued: “It helps being so close with all the honors kids and having class with the same people everyday. We all work together and that’s the best thing. Making that connection with everyone because now you have a group to work with and that makes the work not as bad." Being an honors student does not just entail a harder curriculum. In order to complete the program, Temple honors students are required to take at least 10 honors classes by the time they graduate and maintain a 3.2.3 GPA. For lbx honors students in particular, they must take at least 10 honors classes, maintain a 3.2.3 GPA, volunteer 20 hours a semester and go to events that help them network in their specific field such as listening to a guest speaker or having mock interviews. By attending, they earn suitable jjoints, and must have a total of at least 250 points by the end of the semester. “This is just another way that they force you to get involved,” Palutis said. “And I love it. You gel to meet recruiters and other interesting people. Honestly, 1 wouldn’t know what to do without it.” Teijiple honors students have the chance to join a living learning community, which is located in the 1300 Residence I lall. This program rooms honors students together so theC able to connect and study on a higher level. Honors students are able to collaborate and create study groups RRUiers with the same curriculum and dedication level, which can help improve their work. The III.LC is the only l.LC with a technology-equipjxxl classroom created just for honors students and is also the only l.LC to allow four-year housing, which gives honors students the option of staying. Honors students are allowed to register early for classes, they register first with the graduate students, but since there are minimal honors classes and multiple students, it is hard for them to find classes that aren’t already full that also fit with their schedule. To tel all the work done and still manage a social life, honors students plan ahead and try to gel work done ahead of time so thev do not fall hchind. I | encourages students to, “remember that . thing you do is a reflection of your work ethic i a paper for a freshmen ear gen ed , so you should always rememlxT tlT Jsents you. and that you don’t want to lx: SoriieonelVfio ilwavs does the bare minimum." vour Overall, Temple houAs students love the pro! encourage people .JtflVEBSIAccording to President Julia Clements, a senior.journalism major, the organization also has a program called STF bal Awareness. which is a part of the scholar mentorship progr.un that allows the scholars they s|x nsor to Ik globally re and to see how their own education has an impact on the world. Clements says that this year. She’s the First Temple has five scholars, two from F.thiopia and three from Peru, e scholars are assigned to Temple’s chapter from the national chapter. Clements says Temple’s chapter started out i only one student, but the chapter was giv en more after they were able to fund all four years of the original scholar’s j ration. Clemeiits’ main goal is to make sure the organization is sustainable, even after she graduates, want pcople vho don’t really necessarily think about these tilings to hear alxnil us and think alxmt us," she adds. She ' poping that people other than those who know about global education inequality to find out about the organization and end events t6, leant more. Lindsey Gilbert, a sophomore and the organization's co-president, echoes the sentiment of wanting more people be engaged with the organization, being engaged participants in the organization. I hope that our members are able to Ixrcome leaders in the fight list gender inequality, advocates for social change, and. o! course, active global citizens,’’ (»ill ert says. 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SHi hum i’ ICED TEA SEBEWE1 o'Sustainable Living and Giving Back T mmm cmple Community Garden focuses on the benefits of gardening and an eco-friendly future while giving back to die community. During the summer, before die 2016-2017 academic year had stalled. Temple Community Garden (TGG) was planning for events and ideas dial they wanted to see implemented during the upcoming academic year. All of the ideas Ionised on TCG’s mission of advocadng for die benefits of gardening and sustainability while also helping the Philadelphia community. Additionally, they included opportunities to learn gardening, plant propagation, and sustainable agricultural techniques. For TCG member Claire McGlinehey, there was one idea that stood out to her as different from the rest. “I feel like usually you go to something like that, and everyone sits there with a friend or someone familiar.” McGlinehey said. “ (Symphysis] ended up being a nice mix of Temple students and community members, and everyone was talking to each other. I didn’t know that type . of event could happen.” According to TCG N ice President Connor Caruso. Autumn Fest is a favorite event among many organizatioi members. Every fall. TCG holds the event, which feature live music, crafts, and fall-themed food. This year, however, brings something new; the coinpletio i of TCG’s tiny house project. To celebrate the eompletioi of the project, Autumn Fest was held in the main community garden so that attendees could view the finished house. The event, titled “Symphysis”, was pitched as a community dinner hosted by TCG with the goal of creating an environment that was l oth welcoming and inclusive of the surrounding North Philadelphia community. The plan was to have free food supplied by TCG, live music, and an introduction to TCG’s mission and its ideas for working with the community. Mcglinchey appreciates the idea of working on a gardening project that helps the community interact and gel involved. "Community development wise, it’s really cool.” McGlinehey said. "That’s something TCG is trying to work on more this year, which I think is awesome. It’s not like ‘Temple Students’ Community Garden’, it’s ‘Temple Community Garden’- the neighborhood is also involved in this” Flic community dinner was held at the beginning of the fall semester. McGlinehey called it one of the best events that We plan on increasing the availability of locally grown produce through our farm stands and other initiatives. W are working to create a food pantry in the tiny house to la Ip address the food insecurity issues faced by Temple studei t and community members." Caruso says. Me adds that tin s' plan on doing more events like this in die near future. “We would like to see further involvement from the community, which we hope to promulgate through community dinners, events, and farm stand program.” Caruso said. All events and plans are related to the main community garden, which is located on Diamond Street. “For our members, gardening provides a relaxing activity where they can learn first-hand skills necessary for self-reliance,” Caruso said. “Gardening is a .great way to cultiv. tc new relationships and provide a sense of food security. O r community benefits from a safe place for recreation andA new type of Big and Littl Meet the team behind Big Brothers and Big Sisters at Temple “My Little conies clown the stairs every week saying, ‘Oh girl! I’ve been waiting for you to come all week, I have to tell you a secret,' and then she hugs me,” said Isabel Scfton, the Vice-President of Big Brothers Big Sisters at Temple. “That’s my favorite part of my week, it’s when I am with her.” For many members of this organization, being a Big is more than just being a mentor. Once they become mentors, they arc reliable role models that their Little can trust. The mission statement, according to Big Brothers and Sisters of America’s website, is to “provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.” Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest volunteer mentoring network with matches between Bigs (adult volunteers) and Littles (children), from the ages of 6 through 18 to help the children realize their full potential and shape their lives. The Temple chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters is dedicated to help mentor local children from the Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. After each college student is matched with a local elementary student, they are required to meet their Little every week for an hour and bond with them. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence area serves the Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pa., and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in NJ. According to the 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Fact Sheet, the organization lias served 3,781 children from Southeastern PA. and Southern NJ. They have also significantly helped children from the program as mentors or Bigs. Their fact sheet shows that 99% of children avoid using alcohol and tobacco; 97% advance to the next grade, 100% avoid using drugs and 98% have not become a teen parent since being part of this program. “The main purpose is to provide children with mentorsvi might not have access to one otherwise,” Scfton said, “ Y | as an organization, stress that the Bigs are people for thei Littles to rely on and not necessarily be seen as a tutor oi a babysitter.” President of Temple BBBS, Berk Atillasoy, a risk manage-! ment and insurance major, can attest to the importance mentorship today. He joined as a Big during the fall semrl of his freshman year and has since been part of the grov i of the organization on campus. “The reach of your influence as a mentor expands beyonl your Little,” said Atillasoy, “Once you make a positive ini fc. in someone’s life, they become a better version of them- " hlch sl,llls ,nt0 many facets of life. They become tier leaders, employees, family members, and community rmbers.” ionly lo Bigs make a difference in the lives of their Littles becoming a role model they can look up to, but they’re obcneliting as Bigs as well. Atillasoy mentions that he learns the most from his Little and that it’s refreshing to hear from a younger perspective on life. He has been matched with his Little since October of 2015, md thc are still matched to this day. Members like Morgan Kolakowski. who is a journalism major with a minor in business and part of the Temple BBBS recruitment team, also agrees that being part of this organization is important because they’re improving the lives of these children but also theirs. 'My Little has given me the opportunity to have a little sister fertile fitst time in my life, ’ said Kolakowski. Since being part of Temple BBBS, Kolakowski advocates for mentorship to be taken seriously since it is important to take time to give back to others and help shape the future generation. While many might give little importance to organizations such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, it is indeed making a difference by having these relationships established between children and college students like the ones from Temple University. “I just know that each time I’m coming to visit my Little, she looks forward to it,” Sefton said, ‘ 1 appreciate the fact she trusts me and considers me to be someone she counts on, which makes all the hard work pay off.” WRITTEN BY GAIL VIVAR PHOTOGRAPHED BY ISAIAH SPICERThings You Just Can’tRichie’s food■ TEMPLE IEEE: SCIENCE, PROFESSIONAL more than 160 countries. DEVELOPMENT, AND COMMUNITY WRITTEN BY ANIKA PHOTOGRAPHED BY GENEVA A walk through the seventh floor ofTemple’s College of Engineering during final exam week will like involve seeing lines of students, tables full of pancak and Temple IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) mcmlxrrs serving and greeting fell engineering students. IEEE secretary Brad McDonald said dial th wecklong event, usually referred to as "Pancake Sti Days,” is by far the most popular event that IEEE holds. Not only is it a successful fundraising event, I it helps to bring attention to IEEE as a group and th work that they do. Temple’s IEEE chapter is a part of the larger, work wide I EKE organization. With over 120,()()() nieinbt comprised of scientists and engineers with activity in "I lielicve IEEE serves a critical role in the profcs.su al development of electrical engineers,” McDonald said. “We supply networking op| ortunities, skill-ha. workshops, and social events to bring the entire engi ncering community closer together.”McDonald’s jiersonal vision lor I EEE would include “|IEEE as a incansl for students to learn skills that aren’t taught in the default curriculum." To implement this. McDonald feels that workshops for technical skills are particularly important. While some workshops on programming languages have already been done, IEEE is planning to develop more. "Bv standing behind our meml ers, they will feel a strong sense of community as they prepare to enter the workforce." McDonald said. Salman Tahir, IEEE student government representative, said that he likes the idea of everyone coming together to work for a bigger cause. “My favorite part of IT.T.K is sharing a goal with other entities, whether it be professors, companies, or other students," Tahir said. “Seeing other people collaborate to serve a broader purpose is really self-fulfilling as a member of the organization. Without this, our org would |be| really lackluster in my opinion." According to IEEE’s website. “IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanitv." McDonald said that IEEE’s student organizations play an important role in this mission. Other members of IEEE also shared this vision. "As electrical engineers, we are all in the major for different reasons,” said Elijah Zimmerman, IEEE vice president said. “So it is interesting to see that what drives someone to learn the same material you are learning is worlds different from what you’re there for. All the while though, we each connect to the essence of electrical engineering in a similar way.” Zimmerman also feels that it is the major coursework that brings the group together. I Ie added that they enjoy "hat problem solving has to offer and that they are interested in bettering the world along the way. “I’m personally excited to get more involved in the community and excite the next generation about all of the r opportunities that electrical engineering has to offer," Zimmerman said. “IEEE has opened my eyes to the effects of having a solid network. Through my involvement I have met lifelong engineers from varied hack-ids, and seeing the field from their point of view is invaluable."TSG Peer Mentor Program Off to Strong Start The Peer Mentor Program helps students get acclimated to Temple’s atmosphere Temple freshman, Emari Quarles, looks forward to Wednesdays because that is when she and her mentor, Temple sophomore, Alexis 1 iolland meet. The mentors arc members of Temple Student Government’s CI SC’s) peer mentorship program. “Alexis is like a big sister." explains Quarles. “I've had issues around school, so she’s given me motivation. She cares about me as an individual not like a forced mentor." I SO formed this peer mentorship program for the first time this past September; TSG never before had such a program, according to Temple senior Kayla Martin, Vice President of TSG’s services. “YVe wanted a student led program because students understand the needs of other students better than anyone else,” says Martin who added that the program currently consists of 35 mentors and 35 mentees. Martin says that TSG reached out to first (U.S.) generation students. In addition, TSG also invited international students, Temple students who are immigrants, those who transferred here, and those who commute. Incoming freshmen, as well as students who have trouble acclimating to college life also benefit from the program. There arc also mentors who are upperclassmen. “We meet with the mentors and mentees once a month to check the status of their relationships,” says Martin. “Wen over the goals that they want to accomplish.” The mentors’ key responsibilities include, helping their iru tecs accomplish their personal goals. Some mentees have academic goals, others have social. “1 like being able to talk to Emari, and give her the suppol that she needs,” says Holland. “I wish I had someone like that my freshman year to bounce ideas off of and to given guidance.” I Iolland decided to become a mentor after working as an orientation guide this summer for new Temple students. “I liked sharing my college experiences and giving them advice,” says I iolland. Quarles met Holland during one of her campus tours. T: was instant rapport when they learned that they lx th cam from the same area: Prince George’s County, Maryland. “Talking to Alexis reminds me of home,” says Quarles. “V relate.” One example of relating well: Holland understood why Quarles had culture shock when she first came to Temple i had it, too, my freshmen year.” says Holland. “Prince George’s County is a predominandy Black area. Coming! Temple, seeing people who did not look like me was cultur shock.” Martin says that mentors are supposed to meet with their mentees twice a month, but some pairs such as Holland and Quarles meet once a week.nnple was the first time that cither of them met people mm different backgrounds and cultures. Quarles says that in Prince George’s County, everybody seemed to know each )thcr. But no such atmosphere existed for her at Temple. Quarles says that Holland has made it easier for her to adjust Temple. Holland also recently helped Quarles register for her spring semester classes. “We’re doing the program again in the spring semester for students who didn’t have the opportunity to join this fall,” says Martin. )nc time when Quarles was unhappy with how she did on a est; she talked to Holland about it. 'I had her take a deep breath,” explains Holland. ITicn H 'Hand asked her questions about the test, such as low she prepared for it and what mistakes she could have Dade while learning the material. WRITTEN BY DAVID BLOCK PHOTOGRAPH PROVIDED BY TSGArmy ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Coip) lias been at TeiAple I University since 1947. It trains college students and allows them to Ik- commissioned as army second lieutenants once they obtain their college degree. Moreover, the ROTC program offers scholarships along with housing and book stipends for some cadets who are in the program. ROTC cadets have a rigorous schedule and participate in physical training in the morning three days a week.. This prepares cadets for the physical tests that they have to take even' couple of weeks. The test includes a two mile run, pushups, and sit-ups to make sure cadets meet the army’s physical requirements. Besides that, cadets register for a one credit military science class and attend a weekly leadership lab. Every semester cadets participate in a field training exercise that lasts three days and two nights. This usually takes place during the mid-term. They go to a military base and receive very intensive physical training. They also have an option to receive four weeks of intensive training in Kentucky during the summer, where they hone and apply the skills they learned in the classroom. “Anyone can join, but to slick with it for four years takes a lot of dedication," says Emmie Nguyen, a public health senio:. “I can't pull an all-nighter to study because I would have physical training at CAM the next morning.” ICade is have to be physically 111 to complete the program. For those who haven't gotten their contract, they have to get high scores in order to obtain one with the army. For jx'ople who have received a contract, they have to keep up the good work in order to maintain it. “ I ic management is definitely a pail of 1« )TC ” says Christopher Weber, a junior studying electrical engineering. i can’t just rely on Monday, Wednesday, Friday to get a good score. You have to train yourself outside of class as wi I try to work out every, day at Temple's gym." l)i ile the challenges ROTC members face, many feel honored and satisfied to be RO I C cadets. UR )TC enhanced my knowledge in physical training, how to lx- a team player, and how to lie a leader,” Nguyen says. W 1km says that the money is great for being able to serve, but he wants to be in the Army because many people don’t want to. “It my job to make sure that they are developing themselves and each other as future leaders, while also doing so in a s.:!e manner.” says Samuel Spero. a senior global studies major, who is also a company commander in charge of half ol e cadets in the ROTC. “In general, 1 provide them with a mission statement based off my leadership, along with watching out for their well-being,” 1« 1C also provides military training, such as using weapons and compasses, navigating with a military map. army opt ations, infantry tactics, and more. "v do courses to get people to cross wood obstacles, pedple are rappelled from buildings, and it’s fun,” Weber adds. IU 1 (’ students arc l x king forward to military life alter graduating from Temple. "x stly, I feel that I'm just preparing myself to be an officer,” Weber said. “I feel like ROTC is a stepping stone. S lethiug I'm really proud of in the future.”■ Meet Temple’s Campus Cuili Temple’s newest club is here to promote loving your h an and embracing your beautiful selves.Temple Campus Curl is one of the many new organizations to join Temple’s campus for the 2017-2018 academic school yean Original founded at Hampton University in Virginia, Campus Curlz was created to promote and embrace naturally curly hair. After see ng the success of the organization at Hampton and other colleges around the nation, the organization was eventually brought to Temple’s attention by current president, India Green, a sophomore Media Studies and Production student. The organization had been up for discussion about being established at Temple since July, eventually being approved by the school on Sept. (i. 'Campus Curlz is a natural hair and service program that arc big on community service, while also teaching people to embrace their natural hair,” says Green. The organization’s official mission statement is to enhance, educate, and uplift those on campus and in the community through educational support service. Just like many organizations on campus, Campus Curlz is open to any enrolled student who wants to join. "Most people believe that you have to be natural to join the group and that’s not true,” Green explains. “All you need is an interest in natural hair and you can join, including men”. The organization hosts programs every week, sometimes bringing in guest speakers to talk about the maintenance of natural hair, offering free hair product samples, and hosting raffles to give away additional items. Campus Curlz has made it clear that they want to uplift and bring many opportunities for students who were always told that natural hair would not be appreciated, especially in the business world. Temple alumni Ahava Felicidad spoke at one of the meetings and gave those in attendance the opportunity to gain an internship with its main focus revolving around natural hair. To promote their organization, Campus Curlz has collaborated with other organizations on campus that correspond to other issues faced by people of color, including the National Society of Black Engineers and Beta Epsilon Chapter. One ol their most memorable collaborations was Durag day where Temple students had the opportunity to wear their durags on campus and partake in photo ops. Campus Curlz also stays true to their word doing community service, participating in Philadelphia’s AIDS Walk, hosting a garden clean up event this past October, and having their members wear purple for Domestic Violence Awareness. "It’s been going pretty well for being a new organization on campus this year,” says Green. “We have had over 10 natural hair sponsors since starting.” Campus Curlz wants students who wear or support natural hair to understand that they are not alone, and it is okay to appreciate a hair type that is still condemned in society. "I feel like (Temple’s] Campus Curlz is a great opportunity to lead the original Campus Curlz in a predominantly white institution,” says Reggyc Green, a junior Media and Studies Production student and vice president of Campus Curlz. "Natui I hair is an upcoming trend that people arc starting to embrace and it is good for people to love their inner selves.' WRITTEN BY ALEXIS KONEH PHOTOGRAPHED BY JULIEN CARROLL“ Super naTUral ” Temple University’s Hoot Paranormal Offers a Welcoming Space for Lovers and Explorers of the Mysterious, the Paranormal, and the Ghostly indents of various majors and backgrounds come together to investigate the paranormal, abnormal, as well as the metaphysical, with Hoot Paranormal, Temple I niversity’s lit si and only paranormal society. Equip with spirit boxes, temperature guns, and electromagnetic field readers, I loot Paranormal embarks to uncover proof of the supernatural throughout the academic year. "I was inspired to join 1 loot Paranormal because I'm really interested in ghost hunting shows and I’m a huge horror movie buff, so this was the perfect club for me to join,” says Brianna Lucidonio, general body member of Hoot Paranormal and a junior studying media studies and production. “I also wanted to learn more about different theories within the ghost world.” I loot Paranormal holds weekly meetings consisting of lectures with topics ranging from demonology, to astral projection, and even the history of witches in Philadelphia and the l .S. The executive board members alternate throughout the year, presenting topics they have particular interest in or fields in which they specialize and maintain involvement. On occasion, meetings feature guest speakers such as Steve and Pam Barry, owners of the Gettysburg Ghost Exchange, an acclaimed paranormal store located in Lancaster, PA. According to Gettysburg Ghost Exchange’s website, the Barry’s are real paranormal investigators who sell equipment and supplies they frequently utilize on investigations, as well as on the TV show Paranormal After Party. Additionally, the store is a space to heal, gather, and share evidence. Other chilling events and activities consist of hon or movie nights and group outings to Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, the Bates Motel haunted attraction in (den Mills, PA, and I.invilla Orchards in Media, PA. I loot Paranormal holds a festive I Iallowecn bake sale, as well as fundraisers with favored restaurants Chipotlc and Blaze. Additionally. I loot Paranormal ventures to various haunted locations where they partake in investigations to uncover possible evidence of paranormal activity. “My favorite part alxnit I loot is the fact that we are given the chance to go out and do our own ghost hunting with the group” Lucidonio says. “We are able experience paranormal activity for ourselves.” “I nexpected” is how Girishma Narang, vice president of Hoot Paranormal and senior studying international business, describes Hoot Paranormal. “It is never known what is going to occur when on an investigation and it is never known what kind of wild stories are going to be told about other’s experiences,” Narang adds. As vice president. Narang says she wants Hoot Paranormal to be more legitimate in how they find evidence and for them to create a better methodology for ghost hunting. “I'm so interested in this and when I joined the club and saw there were so many different people from different backgrounds, religions, and cultures from all over I .S. that were interested in the Paranormal, I wanted to get more involved.” Narang says. I loot Paranormal, is not only a student organization, but a family. This welcoming and approachable community is an exceptional environment to foster new relationships founded on the common interests of all things eerie. It is a great place to explore and make friends,” said Narang.How many attended Philly’s march approximately 40,000 activists bit—r M0MS = DE mND SENSIBLE k GUN LAWS NOW! gun VIOLENCE'“The Women’s March is a great opportunity for people of all backgrounds to come together to fight for a common cause. It’s so f empowering to be around so much passion | and energy, and I can’t wait to keep going back every year until we don’t have a reason to march anymore” -Christina Gigliotti sophomore risk management and insurance major w©mw$ hbarom mm none of us areDelta Phi Epsilon’s 2017 Deepher Dude i Temple's Delta Phi Epsilon set the ambitious goal of raising S30,000 on for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at their male pageant show, Deepher Dude on November 12th. Deepher Dude is a friendly, yet competitive, pageant between Temple contestants. Flic competition consists of a swimsuit portion, a talent portion, and a question and answer round. The contestants individually raised money, but ultimately had to please the panel of judges, including Richie Jr. of Richie’s, to win. In the lobby of the Temple Performing Arts Center, audience members could make last-minute donations in favor ol their favorite contestant as well as try to win rallies. DPhiE alumnae as well as sisters from colleges like West Chester and Wcidner flocked to the Performing Arts Center to cheer on their Temple sisters as well as the contestants. Fhe contestants included boys from all different organizations including members of Owl learn and brothers of different fraternities. The contestants included: Jacob Chcescborough, an Owl Ambassador. Tom Gottlieb of Kappa Sigma. Trent Reardon of Temple Student Government. Mitchell Mum of Pi Lamda Phi.- — Irvin Zaljcl of Owl Team. iutceG( uzalesof Alpha Epsilon Pi. )pm An ilfilano of Campus Recreation, v'ate Lib; tiger of Sigma Alpha Mu. ofinStui . of Kappa Delta Rho. rremiah Muntazcr of Alpha Kappa Lambda. Vic McC innis of Alpha Tau Omega. arob Ch eseborough is a junior Marketing major at Temple and he represented the Owl Ambassadors, which he’s been Solved n for the past year. In addition, he served on Temple Student Government’s Parliament and has also been on Ik Owl ! earn. I enjoyed being involved in Dccpher Dude because I had the opportunity to raise awareness for CF and have fun doing i." Chccxeborough said. captivated the audience with his talent performance, which was a fantastic dance through the decades routine. Irent Reardon is a junior studying public health major and he represent Temple Student Government. It was awesome how everyone came together to raise money for a great cause," Reardon said. “We all were really soiled that we not only reached our goal but exceeded it.” pardon's talent portion included a performance of “What A Wonderful World” with a spot on impersonation of Louis tomstrong that had the audience in hysterics. to the end of the night, Kevin Zabel was crowned this year’s Dccpher Dude. There were also two other awards: |m Gottlieb was awarded Mr. Money Bags and Mitchell Hunt was awarded Mr. Congeniality. Xephei Dude is about much more than just a bunch of guys making the audience laugh. This event raises money br the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the hopes of finding a cure. lie event was opened with a video explaining the horrible disease and how people live with it. It featured a woman tamed Gina, whose son has Cystic Fibrosis. iina thanked everyone who participated in Dccpher Dude for helping people like her young son in his fight against CF. Hu- also explained that thanks to foundations like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the life expectancy of people living kith CF goes up every year. Die money raised by Delta Phi Epsilon sororities across the United States help fund research and have made miracles Bppcn for people living with Cystic Fibrosis. )PhiE surpassed its goal by over $3,000, raising a total of $33,549.30. 2017’s Dccpher Dude set DPhiE Temple’s invest, highest fundraising record. Phis year’s Dccpher Dude was hard to top, but DPhiE knows how to outdo themselves and is sure to impress in 2018. WRITTEN BY NATAUE CRANE PHOTOGRAPHED BY ZHI LIN Meet the Brotherhood: Alpha Phi Omega Temple University’s Alpha Phi Omega Chapter Gives Back to the Community and Radiates Positivity On and Off Campus Founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service, Alpha Phi Omega is a national coeducational service fraternity that has been thriving at Temple University since 2011. APO, acclaimed as the largest collegiate service organization, offers a plethora of service projects such as: charity walks, community gardening, donation drives, and block clean-ups. Personal leadership development seminars and networking opportunities within various chapters of the fraternity are additional opportunities offered to the brothers of APO. Books Through Bars, a program accepting book requests from prisons, is an organization APO frequently works with. All donated books collected are sent to inmates at local prisons to occupy their time in a beneficial and recreational manner. Grccnsgrow Farms is another collaboration that APO takes part in, based in Kensington, Pennsylvania. The mission of Grcensgrow Farms is to engage citizens of the greater Philadelphia area, as well as other communities across the country, to support urban agriculture as a tool in creating and sustaining regional food economies. The fraternity frequently participates in meal serving and meal preparation services through Meals on Wheels and Chosen 300. Meals on Wheels’ mission is to provide meals to seniors across the country anti invites various memberships and organizations to donate their time. Chosen 300 brings various groups together, encouraging community and diversity, to distribute meals and services to the homeless throughout the Philadelphia Region and worldwide. APO additionally participates in the ALS Walk, leukemia Walk, the Special Olympics, Rebuild Philly, and Hootathon. Service work is far from limited in APO. If a brother hast suggestion regarding a service or fundraising opportunity they are able to bring their idea to the table and the orgk nization will gladly participate. APO also collaborates wia other organizations on campus. “(It’s great] seeing everyone come together for a comind goal and also being able to have a lot of fun together outs of the organization, and seeing a bunch of different peojiays Chris Cassclla, vice president of fellowship of A PCX )lcdgc master of APO, and junior studying neuroscience and ■ublic he alth. “...We arc a very diverse group and it's awe-omc to see everyone get along,” Additional to sendee, APO values friendship and brother-lood. Members of the fraternity regularly partake in game tights, i c-breakcr activities, movie nights, and the classic Jreek Life tradition of Bigs and Lildcs. Tm in a bunch of other organizations on campus and omeof them are larger than APO,” saysjaci Daulcrio, new member and junior studying neuroscience. "I feci like this •ives me more of an opportunity to meet people in a closer etting.” APO is an active and inclusive environment accepting of all najors, races, cultures, religions, sexualities, and genders. The frat rnity strives to build a close-knit brotherhood while collaborating to reach a common goal of sendee and advocacy. APO is exceptionally authentic in that they provide a healthy balance between social, academic, and service. “1 feel like these are the people I will be friends with until I graduate because everyone lias been so cool and I didn’t experience that beforehand,” says Daulcrio. WRITTEN BY MORGAN PIVOVARNIK PHOTOGRAPHS PROVIDED BY APOFeminist Majority Leadership Alliance Seeking to Create a Respectful and Safe Space for Students at Temple emple’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance is a student organization dial aims to create a sale space to connect with other feminists. FML focuses on intersections! feminism on campus, within the organization, and in the Philadelphia area. PM I stands firmly against systems of oppression, capitalism, and w hite supremacy. The organization combats these obstacles w ith education, action, and community. Other obstacles such as race and gender are also very important to the F.MIA because the issues intersect. Kayla Boone, senior strategic communications major and public relations chair of KMIA. says we are not judgmental and all students are welcome to join. "I joined because I have a passion for Public Relations and the organization, so I knew that the two together woul work well." Boone said. All students are encouraged to participate in events, subscribe to the mailing list, and attend meetings every Tuesday in Gladfclter Hall in room 107 from , :30pm-7pm. “We attends STARS meetings and we are working on surprise collalx rations with other student organizations o campus,” Boone said. The March To End Rape Culture is an event that the F.MIA organization participates in to show solidarity to people of all backgrounds. The March To End Rape w as held on Saturday September 30th from 11 am- 2:30 pm] at JFK Boulevard in Philadelphia. The student body is encouraged to support the march in order to learn about widespread issue alxnit rape culture) and sexual violence. Martha Sherman, a senior public health major and president of FMIA, says that the group isn't involved in planning The March To End Rape Culture but they usually organize a group to make signs and then attend together, file march focuses on principles of interseclionality, anti-oppression, and combating rape culture. The supporters of the movement are lighting for consent culture. Consent culture is a culture that normalizes asking for consent without objectification. The culture creates ojx n dialogue and respect Ixiween partners without shame. "The March To End Rape Culture is a great event for us Ixcause it works on many levels,” Sherman said. "W'e’rcj able to show the world that we stand against rape culture, and this event will happen year after year until rape culture isn’t an issue.”2SS WRITTEN BY NADERAH BROOKS PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM BLEIERAlpha Xi Delta starts a Football Frenxi Football Frenxi raises money for Autism Speaks Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity was founded in 1893 as one of the nation’s oldest women’s fraternities. The fraternity strives to help its young women realize their potential through ac ademic and professional success. Alpha Xi Delta’s motto, “The pen is mightier than the sword” is a testament to the fraternity’s mission of inspiring its members to succeed with courage, graciousness, and peace. The Iota Chi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta was founded in 2014 to bring these commitments to Temple University. On Saturday Oct. 7, Alpha Xi Delta held its lirst annual fundraiser called Football Frenxi lor Autism Speaks, an organization they work with that is designed to promote solutions for the needs of those with autism and their families. The event was held at Gcasev Field, where guests were greeted by the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta where snacks were available and all proceeds went to Autism Speaks. Football Frenxi is an event where people create their own teams and play football in a bracket-style event until there is a winner. Kach player is required to pay a S10 fee, which goes towards Autism Speaks. “Alpha Xi Delta adopted Autism Speaks as their national philanthropy in 2009,” said Sarah Davis, a senior biology major and Alpha Xi Delta’s philanthropy chair. “Since the our fraternity has raised over S3 million for the organizatio: and have been named the official sponsor of the [Autism Speaks] Walk nationwide.” According to Autism Speaks mission statement, “Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of pcop with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research in: causes and better interventions lor autism spectrum disordc and related conditions.” This ycai eight teams participated, most of whom were fellow members of Greek life. The final round was a face off between Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity and Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, with Pi lambda Phi coming out victorious. Football Frenxi is one of many events throughout the year hosted by the sorority, and it was definitely one that the Temple Greek life community will look forward to in the future. “'The event was a great experience and the Pi Lam guys wen-excited to be competitive and help raise money for a great cause,” says president of Pi lambda Phi, Mitchell Hunt. "We would’ve been content if we won or lost, but it was fun to get to play during the whole tournament and come away with a win.” “It was very successful for our first year,” said Megan Knarr, vice president of programs for Alpha Xi Delta. “Everyone that participated was really excited and said they had a great time! The weather was perfect and we had a good turnout.” WRITTEN BY YASMINE HAMOU PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICHELLE SEVERINO Davis said the flag football tournament’s goal was to increase awareness and acceptance of those with autism. The event raised j si short of SHOO this year between the eight teams. Davis says she looks forward to the event growing in the future.Anew student organization focused on helping stray cats on Temple’s campus is making a positive, and adorable, difference in the community. Inspired by Temple Cats, an organization that has been around for some time, Temple’s Community Cats Club is a student organization in its first year on campus. “Temple Cats is a volunteer-based group formed by staff and faculties," says Cathy 1 .in, a professor at the Boyer School of Music and Dance. Their mission is to trap, neuter and vaccinate stray cats before returning them to the communities they call home. They also help cats find shelter during the winter. Anh Nguyen, a senior journalism major, was inspired to stall Community Cats Club after adopting two cats who were abandoned by Temple students. She heard about Temple Cat’s mission and loved the organization’s purpose, but Temple does not allow student organizations to trap, neuter, and return cats. This didn’t stop Nguyen from starting Community Cats to help raise awareness for the work Temple Cats does by doing educational outreach programs such as community events and workshops. The organization runs various fundraisers,like hake sales, to raise money for their efforts. The biggest event for Community Cats is the Cat Toys and Winter Shelters Workshop. This event allows people to make cat toys to be donated to local animal shelters. Volunteers also have an opportunity to make cat shelters out of boxes to he placed in students’ yards to protect the cats from the winter cold. According to Nguyen, the organization wants to educate pet owners about the responsibilities of having cats so that the pets do not get abandoned when the owners move or when the semester is over. 'The organization’s Facebook page has pieces of information such as a list of low-cost spay neuter and vaccine clinics for cats and articles to help owners care for their cats. WRITTEN BY ASHLEY PASKILL PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRI KELLY AND ERIN BLEWETTTemple’s only Asian-Interest sorority is promoting sisterhood and philanthropy Alpha Sigma Rho is one sorority on Temple’s campus that believes in giving back. Of the 30 Greek organizations that are part of Temple University, Alpha Sigma Rho, started in 2007, is the only sorority on Temple’s campus that has an Asian interest that encourages sisterhood, philanthropy and community service. “Our sisters arc very close with one another,” said Kvclyn Zoleta, a sophomore and head of the Fundraising Philanthropy Chain “We strive for close relationships with each other and our organization allows sisters to grow mentally and professionally.” This mental and professional development helps them with both their personal and professional lives, as each member striving to grow. “Alpha Sigma Rho is about academic excellence, interpersonal growth, moral development, and strength in unity," Zoleta said. Although the sorority is only comprised of aboc twenty undergrad girls, the main goal is to build sisterhood among the members.“We help promote community sctvicc and togetherness within the external community and within each other,” .o-Icta said. Their website iilso revealed that Alpha Sigma Rho engages in community service in and around Temple’s campus, whether it be clean-ups, can drives, or bake sales. Zanie Marudo, a junior neuroscience major, joined Alpha Sigma Rho because she wanted to be part of a community that lasi longer than the regular four years at college and embraces female empowerment. "I looked to gain lifelong friendships and 1 definitely gained that and so much more,” Marudo said. “Being part of Alpha Sigma Rho has made my college experience a hundred times better. It’s enhanced my life at Temple and has me looking forward to coming back to campus whenever I leave Philly for break.” Alpha Sigma Rho participate in an annual philanthropy week to help raise awareness about ovarian cancer as part of the Nat nal Ovarian Cancer Coalition NOCC;, a group that aims to improve the quality of life and the survival rate of women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and break the silence stigmatizing ovarian cancer. Alpha Sigma Rho also works with Circles of Sisterhood, an organization that works to remove education barriers among women and girls facing poverty in other countries like the Philippines, Thailand, and Kenya. By working with this organization, Alpha Sigma Rho was able to raise SI000 to help the cause. “I would tell other girls to join ASR because the difference between clubs and sororities is that you can join a club whenever in your life but a sorority is only an opportunity in college,” Marudo said. WRITTEN BY ALLEH NAQVI PHOTOGRAPHED BY GAIL VIVAR ■LTLJ ill Dear Temple University, In 1884, Dr. Russell Conwell founded Temple College as a night school. As class size grew, Temple College officially became Temple University in 1907. Throughout the last 134 years, Temple Owls have continuously demolished barriers, defied odds, and defined greatness under their own terms. Within the student pledge, each of us have vowed a commitment to excellence, diversity, and respect for the community. It is without a doubt that these values will define our paths and change the very atmosphere of the fields we navigate moving forward. Currently, we live in one of the most socially, politically, and ideologically polarizing times in modern history. Now more than ever, it is our duty and responsibility to demolish the echo chambers that continuously impede opposing perspectives, experiences, and lifestyles. In order for us to truly make our world better for all people, we must seek to find the deeper story in every lived experience. We must delve deeper into the nuance, complexity; and vastness contained in the deeply entrenched facets of humanity. It is imperative that we all remember when we come from, so that we can continuously construct futures that reflect a world we would want to be a part of. A world that is kind, compassionate, generous, and accessible,regardless of race, gender, sexuality, immigration, and or socio-economic status. Despite where you come from, I challenge you to think of where it is you intend to go in your life, the impact you want your life’s work to have, and the people you aspire to help during the journey. lastly, reflect on each of the lessons you have learned throughout your time at Temple University and then apply them to the world. Ultimately, your desire to discover and explore, to learn and unlearn, to realize and actualize, will be the foundation that creates a path toward a society that is activated, diverse, and inclusive. With all of this being said, it has been my greatest honor serving, representing and leading you all as your Student Body President. Continue to be your best self and soar beyond limitation, Owls. J Peace and Love, Tyrell Mann-Barnes President, Temple Student Government i Babel’s Very Own, ; Jamal Parker | Spoken Word artist spreads his Black Boy Fly There is a graceful power and confidence behind Jamal Parker's words that is able to shift any room during his spoken word poetry. " That confidence, ii took awhile to get there. I'm not gonna lie." Jamal admitted. "1 can be in from of 5 people or 5, ()( and be aide to perform at the same intensity. It comes w ith years of coaching. Also. I always was kind of hungry to p r-Ibrm. I wanted to grow and make it to the next level as a performer." I Nothing but his words arc necessary to capture an audience's attention. I luring his performances there is no room for anything other than snaps and encouragement from audience members sharing the intimate space with him. as he tikes Jamal is a senior African American studies major. He describes himself as a spoken word poet, performer, teaching ariis and educator in Phillv. W SmH Along with having many titles to his name, he has lived all over the country. He’s digitally from Reading, Pai but hasa lived in Baltimore. Orlando, as well as internationally in Okinawa, Japan. Most people question what their calling is throughout their lives, but Jamal knew at the age of lb. B Jfl “I ve always had an intuitive interest for performing,” said Jamal. jM R . ’ • V i i His mother noted .it a young age that he alway s wanted to be in front of the camera. Spoken wnt;d allowed him to bl hd writing and performing, l he fust spoken word poem that he ever wrote and performed madcJiim realize he was real y I comfortable being in front of people. Being in a writing program in high school, performing in open mics and showet sc and even taking theater into consideration, helped him come to the realization that spoken word was what he was place in the world to do. During a performance in a poetry slam, he verbalized to his mentor, " This is w hat 1 want to do lbi t! I rest of my life.” t)ne ol i lie main reasons why spoken word is such an accessible and useful platform is because whatever you’re hearing from jmeonc is something they genuinely wrote and they genuinely felt in that moment,” Jamal explained. “This is my truth and [i one • ise can dispute this truth.” ne of he main reasons that this senior chose to attend Temple was because of his investment in spoken word poetry, iter fin ling out about Babel, he auditioned during his freshman year. ii)d w is founded in 2007 and is the only poetry collective at Temple. It's a collective of not only poets, but also musicians, enlists and emcees. Jamal was rejected by Babel after his first audition. Although his first attempt at auditioning wasn’t a icecss, i he president of Babel at the time, Miriam Harris, became his mentor mothcr figure, and he also made the Philly uth Poetry Movement team. The team won the international poetry competition, Brave New Voices, in 2015. he topics of his poems mainly revolve around race. liven if his poetry relates to Black people, he has the ability to write in nuance way that provides comprehension for his audience regardless of the crowd’s background. For this year, he’s gotten ion1 personal with poems about his mental health, depression and anxiety. live had a lot of times where people will come up to me and tell me, ‘That poem made me think differently’. I have a :ommate who’s white and he told me ‘Going to your poetry shows made me understand more about historical race-based -ues.' I've been an audience member for a lot of poems and I've been like ‘I don’t know what’s going on, they’re using a. per big SAT words.’” Parker said. Ulhough Jamal is a three-time international slam champ, he’s aware that with performances there will be some mishaps, put, with extraordinary talent always comes preparation and finesse. I’ve had so many performances where I forgot my own poem, but I’ve jumped to the next line and no one noticed. I've reestylcd my own poems. In many Babel shows that you've seen, their performance was dope, but that performer forgot heir lines. But, because they were coached or went through a rigorous training process they know ‘If I forget my lines, I just peed to hop onto the next one.” long w ith being involved with PYPM and Babel,Jamal is the co-founder of his own poetry collective, Black Boy Fly. I lis ret friends and fellow poets, Jovan McKoy and David Pratt, are a part of BBT and the trio have been able to bring their rtvious experiences to the forefront and have freedom and fun with their work since it’s only the three of them. lie summer of 2017 was the launch of BBT; they publicized their collective on social media, gathered media and had a hotoshoot. In the fall, they started hosting open mics at Parker’s home, and they have hosted two slams and collabed with ic company Only I'.lite Matters for events. cmple has competed in the College Union’s Poetry Slam Invitational three times, and Jamal has been a part of the team nd has won twice: in 2016 as a performer and 2017 as a coach. He will be competing again for CUPSI 2018. Prior to being nthe team for 2018, he had been going back and forth with the idea of continuing slam. He decided to stick to his truths nd reveal them in a poem about the process of being a youth in slam and how it has been exhausting and had deteriorating Reason his mental health. Ironically enough, I won that entire slam. I’m on the team with four other dope individuals and three coaches. I’m really ype because I love all of my team members and a lot of them come from the same organization, PYPM. The competition r the first time is at Temple University and 70 other colleges from across the country will be here and there will be poetry ams all over in the rooms of the Student Center. I want to make sure my work is accessible. I always write to be intentional. I always want to write something that is there ►rare son,” Parker said. WRITTEN BY NGOZINWANJI PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAVID J. BARA1 From Temple University to TLC Frustrated from the lack of colors available when searching for nail polish, Ncha Raman, a finance majorat Temple University, started Rungh Cosmetics. Raman, longing to create custom mixes and colors, designed a nail polish set that includes 6 polish bases, 18 color pigment capsules, and a mixer to help blend the colors. Nail polish lovers could create their own color polishes by mixing two or more color capsules from the kit. Raman never imagined that her small idea would be transformed into owning her own company at the age of twenty-one. She thought she found her chance to catapult the business into success at the end of her Sophomore year here at Temple when she was forwarded an email about a new TV show that was looking for young entrepreneurs like herself. After applying, she heard back the next day and after various rounds of casting and interviews she found herself as a cast member on the first season of Girl Starter, a new TLC.show. .gBp Girl Starter is a reality competition show where contestants are paired u and competcj through various phases of early (business building In ordciy win seed funding. Raman didn't know what she was facing when sh to film the show in New York City, and originally was hopittf to (osmetic coinpnm while on the show. Howler, she was immediately' ;'Y partnered with one of the other girls and they were tasked with coming ith an entirely tow company together. tjf jj|' s EaUv. anxious to conic up w ith a new idea w ith a stranger in ours," said Raman, w ho waRhofkrd to hear it. '‘But I'm the kind so person wh C?Wded i of person who is like ‘this is the circumstance and it nas to be done,' d up doing it anyways.” eet the student who I J made it to the small screen Neha Raman, a girl boss you should meet. Rar .ui and her partner, Claire Coder, ended up being extremely successful on the show and being the runners up for the grand prize, receiving $30,000. Throughout her time on the show, she learned not only about how to grow a business, but Iso about herself. She pent seven weeks in New York City, filming six days a week, while also trying to start a new company and keep up will her old company. Frying to balance all of these things was the biggest challenge Raman said site faced, but ultima! ly she was successful and was able to be one of the finalists in the competition. While not divulging her plans for the money, she did say that the possibility of another start-up company could be in her future someday. She learned a lot from the show and from her cast mates, especially her partner. Coders press tips have helped land Run h Cosmetics in Buzzfeed, Insider Beauty and Bustle. Being back in the Fox School of Business may not compare to the hustle and bustle of filming a reality TV show in New York City, but Raman says she plans to remain here for now although her mindset is focused on her new experiences and how she can apply them to her future endeavors. “I si ned up knowing this would be a life changing experience regardless if everyone watched the show, or no one waU lied the show," said Raman. “I think that 1 definitely learned a ton and don’t regret anything.” Temple Owl by Day, Entrepreneur and Producer by night. Student from North Carolina starts entertainment based website. Dymond Mumford is a twenty-two year old worth talking about. At only 19, the Media Studies and Production major bcg» running a website called BlackAphillyated that has attracted the likes of artists like Timbaland and Nicki Minaj. Mumford also works as a producer for Radio One in Philadelphia, and as a Sony College Music Representative for Urban music. Sht credits Temple for teaching her how important being multifaceted is. “Temple has shown me that you have to know how to do everything. Not just one thing, but everything, and connections a the key to your success.” Mumford said. “Ever since I’ve been here I’ve tried to make everything not just happen for a reason, but to make everything count.” Mumford is a native of Kinston, North Carolina and has always been a music lover. She first had the idea to start Bla , Aphillyatcd back in high school, but didn’t officially start the business until December of her sophomore year. The website has a growing following on social media, and is becoming a popularity among Philadelphians, Temple Studen and of course, the celebrities that they cover. Mumford oversees fifteen individuals; some from the Temple community, ant! others elsewhere. “I started BlackAphillyated because 1 felt like there weren’t many opportunities as far as being in college and as a black student, and people weren't very receptive trying to help you. BlackAphillyated [was a way] I could help other people get into the industry and still have their own voice.” Mumford said. Mumford has also brought artists for the Temple student body to learn from and enjoy such as VVyclef Jean, Lecrae, and Nick Grant. Mumford says coming from Kinston to North Philadelphia made her even hungrier for success than she already was. She was taught from her mother and grandmother to be determined and unstoppable. Mumford has always strived to accomplish her goals and make sure the people she knows docs the same. Even people from her high school are a part of her team. “I know how hard it is, but I know that it’s possible. I [ask] people all of the time like ‘What do you want to do?’ They’ll tome what they want to do, and [I'll ask] ‘Well why aren’t you doing it?’ There’s no excuse!” Mumford said. Mumford knows that her determination will rub off on her son that she’s had in March of 2018. Mumford found out she' pregnant in June of 2017 when she arrived from I os Angeles to cover the BET Experience Awards show. “The fact that I have done all of this while pregnant is just a motivation for him.” Mumford said.like most seniors, Mumford is not sure what’s next for her. She plans to not remain at a stoppage, hut to embark on more entrepreneurial ventures like a social consulting business, and take BlackAphillyated to the next level; but also, become a radio personality. Mumford says some of her professors have helped mold her into who she is and who she wants to become. Professor Timothy Welbeck, Paul Gluck, and Alice Castcllini as Temple faculty that has helped mold her. Mumford says that not only Temple has been a valuable resource for her, but Philadelphia as well in her helping her achieve her dreams. (Temple] has taught me how to be stronger. I feel like my worth ethic is stronger, and I'm now mentally stronger. Now I know w hat I want and I know what I want to get it.” Mumford said. WRITTEN BY HADIYAH WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHED BY NATE HARVEYDIAMOND GEMS Temple students are making a difference in the community lie Diamond Gems Dance Team is a group of 26 women who strive to energize Ians at all football games as well as men’s and women's basketball games. The girls practice 3 to I times |kt week, maintain academic standards, participate in gym workouts and attend all games. “I’ve gotten to travel and meet so many people throughout my four years,’’ said Smith. “I’ve gotten to have a front row seat to all the games and participate in numerous events due to it as well. In terms of being an athletic training major it has also allowed me to l e able to relate to my patients because I’ve been through what they are going through in terms of the amount of’hard work, dedication and practice they have put themselves through.” '■ ,1 . . . She says that leaving » behind such an integral jRl part of her life when '; ,, ! she graduates will he bittersweet. She will mi: her teammates and the I j close bond they have IA together the most. Being a Diamond Gem c always do it with a smile and put their best foot forward. The (Jems have three members graduating this spring and the couldn’t ! e happier with the experiences they have gained u with the team. Danielle Guibas has been a meml er of the team for three years and could not imagine her college experience without it. Captain.|ulia Smith, a Diamond Gem for 1 • ; y four ears, credited her organization skills to her time on the team. She said that being busy with practices, games, and other obligations requires her to plan out her schedule as far in advance as possible. After her coach sends out “this week” emails, as well as an event schedule for the entire semester, Julia has to communicate any potential conflicts with her job and to anyone else who may need notifying. She Iielicves the busy schedule helps her become more productive because she is forced to use her time efficiently. “Making the team in 201.) is bands down one of the bes tilings that has ever happened to me,” said Guibas. 1 have found a love for sports, being a part of a team, and representing my university even single day. Guibas participated in countless school events, volunteered at life changing places and traveled for howl games and tournaments. The Diamond Gems didn’t just change her college experience, it changed her life as well "I can walk away in May knowing I took advantage of Site looks forward to game days and the pregame the things Temple had to oiler me; knowing that 1 am rituals that help hype the team and fans up. es| eeially ready to enter the workplace with skills that will put me where the team gathers in the tunnel and cheers the ahead of others.” said Guibas. "Being a Diamond Gem football players on before they enter Lincoln Financial has taught me how to carry myself in a 'respectable and Field. Her time on the team has not only been fun and humble manner, it has taught me time management. rewarding, but has also taught her skills that she will confidence and presence, and most importantly the cany on with her for the rest of her life, amazing feeling of being a part of something bigger than “Being so busy has taught me a lot about how to manage yourself.” my time,” Fadgen said. “I have my major, a minor, and a certificate so it's definitely doable." She says the highlight ol her final season was going to Fadgen said she prioritizes homework and school and The I diversity of Delaware for 1 DA Camp in August. that the crazy schedule is worth being able to dance with Dining the four days the team spent at camp she was her team because of how rewarding it is. able to form Ixmds with youngci teammates and watch “Once I graduate, I will definitely miss my team most,” them grow’ and gain confidence. Fadgen said. “Diamond (Jems has given me so many opportunities including getting to dance alongside so Francesca Fadgen has been a member ol the Diamond many talented women I’m lucky to call some of my In st Gems, for two wars and loved being able to gel involved friends. My teammates make the rest of the Diamond at Temple and create memories with her teammates that Gem experience an incredible one.” s' ill last a lifetime.Taking Politics to New Heights Meet the Fierce Ladies Behind this Year’s Temple Student Government Student Leadership The 2017 to 2018 academic school year saw drastic changes throughout the nation and the university in terms of politics. President Donald Trump has celebrated his first-year anniversary in office, and Temple seniors Kayla Martin and Paige Hill entered their second semesters as vice president of services and vice president of external affairs respectively. On April 11,2017, the Activate TU ticket won the election against the Connecting 'IT' ticket by 56 votes on the highest voter turnout race in Temple University history since 2004, and that’s not the only thing unique about the current student administration. Not only arc two females in high leadership positions, but all three students in the leadership positions arc minorities. “It’s the first time in our memory, and based on the records, that it’s been all three minorities, and we took that very seriously. We didn't necessarily want to campaign on that, that wasn’t our focus, but we did acknowledge that when we entered spaces people noticed that,” said Paige Hill, who is studying political science. She recalls attending their first board of trustees meeting where she heard someone say, “Wow we haven’t seen peopi like this before.” “It’s a lot of dealing with microaggressions. It’s a lot of dealing with our presentation, but the biggest thing that has come out of that is because we have these common experiences with race and understanding what that means, wcca be aware of how we enter space, aware of how we communicate with people, and aware of how hard we have to woii to get what we want to see done,” said Hill. Acting in a vice president role wasn’t always the plan lor Martin who is currently studying strategic communication with a minor in political science and additionally serves as the president of The Black Law Students Association, Pre-Law Division.Something I’m taking from this experience, and what others hould take from this experience, is that there is no typical 'tudem that fits into TSG. There is no prototype,” Martin said. “Sure, if you want to get someone in power to say that they art. that’s totally up to you, but 1 was not interested in TSG until I saw a team that empowered me at one point in time, and I joined the administration and then oilier people empowered me to run, but I was a regular student doing what I felt I was passionate about.” The team has two slogans that they used throughout their time in office: “activating all voices” and “be your best self”. “We really want students to know that they can use their voice, and people are listening, and as students at a university, we ire the ones who have the power to say something," said Hill. “Whenever you enter a space, you don’t have to lie the best dressed or the most well spoken or have the best ideas, I it if you present your best self, people will take you serious! v.” Despite any other changes that may be occurring on a university level,, Martin wants students to know that the students who campaigned and won the race back in April of last year are going to be the same students in April of this year. “This office hasn’t changed the way that we think or what we believe. What we set out to do, we did and we arc continuously striving to do it. VVe arc not stopping after this administration is over. We want to continuously try to activate people to follow through on things that need to be changed and be those aiders of change, and we want to do it for ourselves as well.” WRITTEN BY COURTNEY IDASETIMA PHOTOGRAPHED BY TRAVIS SHERELDYYMON Artist, 2016 Homecomi. Queen, and Temple Sti Dyymond Vmppcr-Young is a nationally recognized artist, and not to me mpic student She is a senior Advertising 'major-at Temple I Diversity with an Art Direction in the Tyler School of An and a minor in Kntrcprcneurship. Art pursues me, I don't pui sne art. ' Dyymond S hipper-Young said. She says art has shaped herbojh as a icrson and as an artist. Instead of reprimandin'.; I) ymond. her teachers would help with her drawings. “Everyone was alwa s verv encouraging,'’’'she said. lagnet schools, or public schools with spccial .cd courses, were available throughout Baltimore. Sin- w as icepted into Sifdbrook Magnet Middle School and Carver Center for Arts and Technology, where she ■died until h ir senior year of high sc hool. Aside front her teachers. Dyymond received nothing but support from her mother. LaDonna. “My mother told me to follow my passions. ' she said. She also expressed the importance of surrounding herself w ith a “positive team.” “I need that constructive criticism sometimes,’’ she said.Hie Tyler School of Art paid a visit to Dyymond’s Mag-nfl Sch« '! to review the students’ portfolio. After review-•pg i)y nond's portfolio, slu- was accepted into the Tyler School « Art on the spot. •Igotin.o the Tvlcr School of Art before 1 even got accept-to the University,’’ she said. jjyymond’s passion for art and the city contributed to her decision to Study at Temple University. “1 wanted that typi-C 11 university experience with a strong Art Program,” She said. Dyymond turned down exceptional offers from other well-known Ait colleges and universities such as Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Moore College of Design and Maryland Institute College of Art. Dyymond does most of her work specilicallv for clients, known as commissions. ”1 enjoy evoking emotion,” Dyy-mond said. Though most of her work is done as directed, how it affects people and their thoughts is what she is most proud of. WRITTEN BY ASHLEY MIR PHOTOGRAPHED BY ISAIAH SPICER, OEMATTERS. JAMAY CAROLClose friends, often referred to as Dave and Juice walked into the doors of Tuttlcman Learning Center at Temple University and sat down almost perfectly in-sync to begin their Templar interview. Juice who’s real name Samcr El-Amine is a political science major, and Dave is David Mclntosh-Pctcrs, a sports and recreation major. The two have raised the bar when it comes to event curating on Temple’s campus. “We’re doing stuff that nobody has ever done before.” El-Amine said. Both are Washington D.C. natives, and have known each other since they were freshmen, but didn't become close friends until spring break of their junior year. The duo have curated some of Temple student body’s more notable events including Red October and Temple homecoming parties. Peters said he got his start planning parties during his freshman year with a group of other friends. “[We] were like ‘Why not?”' Peters said. “It was kind of just a way to have fun.” Dave Juice: Changing the; party landscape at Temple Close friends found their way to make a business from simply creating great parties.El-Amiiv didn't start throwing his own panics until sophomore year when his group of super-senior friends suggested that he throw a house party with another friend. V - thn w one and I just remember putting all my effort into it,” El-Amine said. “Just trying to get the theme right, trying to ;jrt a go d flyer, trying to get the right 1)J and get people to come out. Then we did a couple more my sophomore year and I tvali c. i 1 had a knack for it.” El-Amine then was asked to lie apart of the Springfcst Committee, which is a week of festivities and events during the spring, and even provided a scholarship to a North Philadelphia student in the Spring of 2016. ITiat helped me step up from throwing house parties to actually event curating," El-Amine said. “Springfcst was more than just a party, but a community event.” The duo pushes for community outreach as Peters served as the special activities co-chair for Temple’s H.A.N.D.S organization, and El-Amine works with the Black and Brown Coalition. After he ping with Activate IT '. Temple's 2017 Student Government Executive Election campaign, El-Amine says it was an Sjt-ope i for seeing how he could use his platform and Peter agreed 'We re doing what we can t change the narrative, Peters said. “And try t push what we think is right.” As far a events go, it has yet to be determined if the two plan to continue event curating once they graduate as El-Amine rents t work for a non-profit in his native city, and Peters, in the future, wants to start liis own non-profit tailored towards youth sport development. Hie yot lg businessmen can credit the amount of attendees; that include people like Philadelphia 7fier star, Ben Simmons, rapper, PnB Rock, and more; to not just their social media promotion, but the type of people they are. “It sounds cliche,” Peters said. “But we actually care about the events and how stuff goes on. People may not notice it but they nonce it subconsciously and I think that’s what brings them out.” Rom (i ating, planning and promoting the events, what these two have done is remarkable. El-Amine is thankful for the people w ho helped along the way. but he agrees he accomplished most of what he has done on his own. ■T here was nobody that did things for me,” El-Amine said. "I would print out flyers and go inside dorms to promote our ptents. ! went to every floor of Morgan North, and put a flyer under every dorm. I even taught myself how to use Evcnt-[britc,followed thousands of people on social media. You gotta want it.” One tiling is for sure, they both are aware of the impact they have made on Temple’s campus and know what an unforgettable experience it was. "We’re the best at what we do, and we’re the best event curators Temple has ever seen and ever will see,” El-Amine said. WRITTEN BY HADIYAH WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHED BY NATE HARVEY Fasten- Fc vw XcL Temple’s campus is filled with fashion savvy students who knowhow to express themselves with their unique styles. “My fashion sense is always based on my me 11 always depends on the weather, I can wak feeling all different ways. If a lot of work II in sweats, when the sun is shining I'll dies n vibrant” Urns. 2020 “I have a lot of styles, but I mainly focus on clothes that make me feel good about myself and confident” ffuAget 0 Hcu u 2019 “My fashion sense is basically Ron Swanson hand-mc downs” Smji GilUghtt. 2019Kyshon Johnson: The Multifaceted Scholar Temple student uses her expertise to explore potential in herself and others Kyshon Johnson arrived at her internship at the Comcast Center in Center City of Philadelphia with a smile on her lace and a gracious walk. The young lady is a Temple senior with two self-initiated endeavors under her belt that distinguish her from the rest of the crowd. Johnson founded Boardroom Exclusive, and 100 Other Halves. Boardroom Exclusive is an annual program for non-business majors to be exposed to the business side of the field they are pursuing. While 100 Other Halves is a mission for Kyshon to meet 100 women and discuss the impact of the love from their fathers or lack thereof. er had that exposure, and so I wanted to create a boar drool event for non-business majors and bring in guest speakers.' "1 want to create platforms and spaces to reach their full potential," said Johnson, the international business major with a concentration in international marketing. “Board-room Exclusive is like your professional full potential and 100 Other Halves is like your emotional and mental potential.” Johnson said. Johnson founded Boardroom Exclusive after noticing a difference in what most Business majors were exposed to and what non-business majors were exposed to. “If someone asked me ‘What do you want to be?’” said Johnson. “I’ll automatically say I want to be the ice president of marketing somewhere or I want to be the CEO somewhere, but that’s because I actually saw it. When 1 would talk to my friends who weren’t business majors, maybe they'll say ‘Oh, I want to be a doctor’, and not I want to be the chief of a hospital, and I thought that was maybe because they’ve never been in the room with the chief of a hospital or they've nev- So far, Boardroom Exclusive has had two annual events, an only fifteen students have been able to sit in on the meetings. The first one was in 2016 for communications major and Kyshon brought in an Emmy award-winning associate producer from NFL Films, Courtland Bragg. In 2017, the event was specifically for students pursuing ta and political science majors, so Johnson hadjamira Budey a Temple grad, White House Champion of Change and Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree come and speak. “[I'm] just offering an opportunity for my peers to neiwoit and really get exposure to different people and different op portunities,’’Johnson said. 100 Other Halves was inspired by Johnson noticing that sh and her friends were ambitious young ladies without a satli in the home. That realization became even more inten stir: when Johnson studied in Andalucia, Spain, at 17 and had live with a host family.fhat was my first time seeing a father-daughter relation-ip: m first time seeing a marriage," said Johnson. “It was v first ime living in a two-parent home and so it was very upactf I, and when I came back I was like YVoah, people in hr "oi I really do have dads!’” nedet ded to explore the impact of the absence of fathers, fecial y in African-American homes, so 100 Other Halves as born in August of 2017. ihnson admits that her endeavors have caused her to be 'ipcr busy, as she not only works on them, but has also in-mecl v ith the Comcast Technology Center for three semes--rs. However, she says that she has been busy and motivated ;dcc she was younger, so she has gotten better at managing trtime. ihnsoi will be studying at Temple Rome for the Spring 018 semester, before graduating and is then going on to •ork at Linkedln in San Francisco in July of 2018. She plans to return to Philadelphia every fall for Boardroom Exclusive, and wants to expand on 100 Other Halves while in Rome. Johnson describes herself as “a multidimensional scholar that creates platforms for others to grow and flourish,” and she has proven that she is just that through her organizations. WRITTEN BY HADIYAH WEAVER PHOTOGRAPHS PROVIDED BY KYSHON JOHNSONHot or cold, rain or shine, one tiling that Temple students can always count on is seeing the line at Richie’s snaking towards N 12th St at almost all hours of the day. The lines are constantly moving thanks to the dedication of the third generation owner and one of the most popular people on campus, Richie. Richie has grown up his entire life at Temple, from being born at Temple hospital to working his entire life at Richie’s and then becoming the owner of the most popular stand on campus. “I’ve never missed a day of work or called out. K Manning had a 210 day winning streak, I'm really on a roll," Richie reveals. Richie is famous for his humor, his tweets, and his ability to remember every single patron’s order without breaking a sweat. He has owned the business for 17 years and has watched the university grow and expand. “Going from being a college to a university, from a few people here to a few' thousand, it has grown on such a positive level every semester,” he says is the best part. A true family business and a staple on campus since 1952, Richie’s is known for its breakfast sandwiches, wraps chccs-cstcaks, burgers, and more. Their most popular item, however, is by far their iced .coffee. “The first item we ever sold at Temple was a cup of coffee,” Richie says. “It was plain black coffee because that's how everyone used to drink it." The love for coffee has continued since that first cup and is the number one selling item daily although now most students prefer it iced and with cream and sweetner. Meet Temple’s favorite guy: Richie He makes our food on campus and oh yeah, he’s basically a celebrity. The love for Richie’s iced coffee is so strong that even the cold weather doesn't deter students from standing outside tograb a up. “The colder it is, the more iced coffee I sell,” he laughs. The secret behind the coffee is that it is made fresh every morning by Richie and his (i dedicated staff members. They start their mornings at 4 am, making coffee and propping the copious amounts of bacon needed to feed Temple students for the day. Although it is a small stand, the volume of food sold is extreme. I have 15 delivery vendors come in every day,” he says, because they buy in bulk and run out every day. “We like to keep it fresh and restock every day.” Richie attributes his success to the freshness and quality of the food, as well as to his involvement and love for the University growing up on the campus as part of a family business. Being a family business has given him a competitive edge, because word of mouth is the best advertisement. He participates in events such as summer orientation and Deepher Dude to help spread his name across campus, and this helps him connect to students and the University. It's a give and take at Temple if you're missing Temple you aren’t doing enough,” he says. He enjoys the time he spends with students because he is just as dedicated to the University as they are. Whether making break!. t for the football team during summer practices or feeding two yearbook reporters dinner when they want to interview him in the freezing cold, Richie wants to give back. “I’m just grateful for everyone that comes,” he asserts. Oh. and the secret to remembering all of those orders? 'Years of practicing. I'm so 1 happy you all stand there and wait for 20 minutes for a bagel. I just am grateful that you 11 arc icrc, so the better I focus the faster I can go.” WRITTEN BY CAROLINE CIOCCA PHOTOGRAPHED BY BILIN LIN. FOOD PHOTOS COURTESY OF RICHIE'Seet the creator of Lo Ultimo, mple’s first fifteen minute show in complete Spanish Updat sign ificant for all students on campus Oil a normal day, you wouldn’t sec Sierra Guenst awake before 10 a.m. but on April 21, she was gearing up for a new adventure. Although she had produc ed I jxlate Aliora, a 90-second news brief in Spanish, and reported for Temple I pdatc, a 30-minute live newscast, this was the moment she was waiting for. “Once 1 transferred to Temple, I decided to pursue Spanish because I loved the language so much, and I was actually majoring in Linguistics. I joined Tpdatc Aliora because I thought it would l c a good way for me to practice my Spanish,” said Guenst. Guenst eventually switched her major to communications with a minor in Spanish. Her vision of creating I I ltimo, a fifteen minute news show came together when she realized Temple could benefit from having a live Spanish newscast. “There was nowhere for the Spanish s| cakers in I ’jxlale Aliora to improve their skills in a Spanish speaking media environment,” Guenst said. “Once I voiced my idea, a lot ol other people came forward saying they had been thinking of doing something like this too!” 1 Iowever. creating your own show completely in Spanish comes with its own obstacles. “In the beginning, it was difficult to find bilingual students who also had an interest in news production. So we started with 1 believe six people, but since then we have grown to almost 30!"Monica Logrono, a media studies and production major, and Karly Matthews, a.journalism and political science major with a minor in Spanish, arc two students who joined Ix I ltimo because they hoped to expand their horizons with a show like this. I jogroiio is now taking over Guenst’s responsibilities as director and producer of Lo I ltimo. As a sophomore, cing part of lx Ultimo has opened doors for her. Having shows like I I ltimo is important l ecause they celebrate and highlight the diversity at Temple and the community,” Ix groiio said. “My experience has been so rewarding, I’m learning how to organize, create, produce, and direct a fifteen minute show in Spanish which is rare for my age.” Vs for Matthews, she thinks a show like Lz Ultimo can help reach to a whole different audience. ‘ We’re all expanding our horizons, which is what college is about,” Matthews said. “I made so many great friends, learned so much about television production and did it all in a different language.” Guenst, who graduated in the winter, hopes Lo I ltimo will prosper without her and hopes more students will learn how to produce their own show like she did. ‘‘Starting college, I really had no clue what I wanted to do, but now as I graduate I could not l e happier with my time at Temple, and Ix I ltimo was a huge part of that.” Guenst said. Guenst suggests finding a faculty member who will help you like Professor Jamil . "Without |Professor Jarolll, I.o I ltimo never would have happened... 1 le and 1 met regularly to see how we could improve the show, and he is just as excited about its success as 1 am." said Guenst. “1 wanted Spanish speakers to have a voice in the news on campus. A lot of our stories have extended into the Philadelphia Uitino community, and I could not be more thrilled about that. I believe it will only continue to grow, and I ho|x that it will one day be a very respected news source in Philadelphia like Temple UjMlate." 0 Meet the Temple Sophomo re Comics with the World With over 40k followers on her comic page egg and bee comics, Abby Steinour is a force to be reckoned with.Sharing Digital r A switch from business school to ai t school wasn't enough for graphic design student, Abby Stcinour. She needed validation to know that she had made the right decision and could make it in a creative industry, which birthed the Instagram comic page, egg bee comics. (@eggandbcc}. With a little over forty thousand followers supporting her journey, it is safe to say that the validation has been met, although it was never about the number of followers, likes, or comments. “1 definitely didn’t think that I would have the amount of followers that 1 do today so quickly. 1 thought that maybe I’d get a few hundred followers, maybe a thousand would be great, but then it really took off during the summer,” Stcinour said. For some time, Stcinour was getting up to one hundred likes on her posts, until one day that number increased drastically. She credits a page with over a hundred thousand followers for helping her gain ollowers. The page reposted one of her comics, which gave her page some exposure. The inspiration behind the name of egg and bee comics comes from Stcinour and her best friend Megan. The bee comes from her first name Abby and the egg comes from Megan’s nickname, Meg, which rhymes with egg. Her best friend Megan also helped fuel the ideas for some of the comics. “We have very different personalities, and 1 think that makes for a cool relationship where we are completely different from each other, but we’re still best friends,” Stein hour said. “I wanted to make a comic that showcases that kind of relationship.” Her inspiration comes from real life situations, stuff her friends say, and things from movies. For example, her favorite comic she has posted is an animated illustration of a Harry Potter character dancing to the Britney Spears’ song, Toxic. When she hears something that she wants to use for her comics, she makes sure to write it down on her phone for future use. She also uses the Sketch application on her phone to create all the comics. “1 definitely want to get a book published. 1 know it’s kind of lengthy and expensive to get a book published, so I want to bring up my following on Instagram first because most of the people who are going to buy that book arc the people that follow me already,” she said. WRITTEN BY COURTNEY IDASETIMA PHOTOGRAPHED BY ABIGAIL MUTHTaking Journalism Across the World Alexa Ross has taken her love for sports and reporting from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to London, England and now Pyeongchang, South Korea. To get an understanding of the field in any line of work, one must emerge themselves in more than class courscwork, and that has been true for Temple University student, Alexa Ross. The senior journalism major has been involved on and off of campus throughout her undergraduate career, which has led her to an opportunity of a lifetime: interning with NBC Sport-Olympic division to cover the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February. On campus, Ross was previously a football reporter on TUTV's Inside tin- Nest. She is currently an anchor and formally a reporter of Owl Sports Update, an anchor of Owls Access Pass, a Temple correspondent for the American Athletic Conference, and has worked with KSPNU. Ross is also a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, is currently a Peer Advisor for Kid' Global Opportunities, covered the Democratic National Convention through a Temple University fellowship, and is astudent ambassador lor Klein College. Outside of the university, she has interned at NBC Sports Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Inquirer on the Sports Desk, and she is currently a junior reporter for FOX 29. Her ti ip to South Korea won’t be the first time Ross travels abroad for an opportunity to broaden her journalism skills. In the spring of 2017, she participated in the Klein College of Media and Communication Study Abroad London Program, where she served as Temple Update’s London correspondent. “When I studied abroad, I didn’t know that 1 wanted to or needed to do that, but now I know that it was something that has made me a better reporter and journalist, but also a better person by getting involved,” Ross said. But it has never been a one-man show. Ross credits Temple University and especially professors, Malt Fine and Paul Gluck, for helping her as mentors to her success thus far. “I’ve had great experiences with everyone in journalism and television production. I am so lucky to have had these opportunities because you can’t get as hands-on at other schools. I love having professors who push us to do the best that we can,” Ross said. Although at the time of publication, Ross had not yet traveled to the Olympics, she expressed that she was looking forward to being a part of something that is so much bigger than sports, noting, “[the Olympic Games are] not only the pinnacle of sports in the world, they are the pinnacle of sports media, so you see all these incredible athletes competing for their countries but also all of these people from over the world sharing the news and scores and helping unite the world.” As for where she’ll be in the future, Ross would love to enter the field of sports journalism professionally. Ideally, she would love to work in a mid-sized market, which would allow the opportunity to cover Division I sports somewhere like Bator Rouge, Louisiana which is DMA media market number 92, but is also home to Louisiana State University. If not that, she would also enjoy working for an athletic department or for a conference doing their digital media or reporting. "I jus want to stay in college athletics because I love college sports,” Ross said. WRITTEN BY COURTNEY IDASETIMA PHOTOGRAPHED BY NATHAN HARVEY-Just a few years ago, each of us chose Temple University as the college of our choice. Whether you’re ready to leave Temple with your diploma or not, this campus holds some of our best memories. VVe do not live in a perfect world, and Temple University is not perfect, but despite whatever struggles we may have experienced, we all still wear our Cherry and White proudly. This imperfect place is where we met our best friends, joined our favorite student organizations, and most importantly- it’s where we enjoyed all the good Philadelphia has to ofTcr. Our team worked hard to create a book that will help you remember the people and the memories that hold a dear place in our hearts, and as our college years have passed us by, we leave this campus with the memories we made with our classmates and dear friends. Whether it’s the late night stops to Philly Style or the warm days spent at Beury Beach, we made memories that are unique to our college careers that we will forever hold dear in our hearts. This yearbook would have not been possible without the support from our representative from our printing company, Murdocc Saunders, who addressed all our questions and concerns throughout the past few months. 1 also want to thank the whole yearbook stalT for all their hard work. We have overcome many obstacles while putting this book together, but our hard work has made this yearbook possible. Thank you for making me a proud editor. I also cannot forget to thank our advisor, John DiCarlo, for allowing me to be this year’s editor in chief because it was an experience like no other. On behalf of the team, we hope this yearbook encompasses what Temple University meant to you. Our main goal for this yearbook was to make something that you could look back on and remember forever. We hope this book can serve its purpose and help you remember why you’re proud of being a Temple Owl. - Gail VivarA It F Gail Vivar Editor-in-Chief Alexis Rogers Managing Editor Carli Showmaker Marketing Director Yanuara Ramirez Chief Copy Editor Chris Linvill Assistant Copy Editor Matt Robinson Art Director Michelle Severino Web Director Emily Pent- Senior Designer Ritapa Neogi Senior Designer Abby Muth Senior Designer Natalie Crane Greek Orgs Section Editor Hadiyah Weaker People Section EditorLong Nuygen Sports Section Editor Travis Sherel Senior Photographer Morgan O’Donnell Social Media Director Templar Annual Anika Kalra Senior Reporter Erin Blewett Senior Photographer Jensen Toussaint Academics Section Editor Lisa Cunningham Student Life Section Editor Nate Harvey Photo Editor Heera Ramaswamy Owl Pride Ad Accountant BilinLin Assistant Photo Editor David Block Senior Reporter Alleh Naqvi Senior Reporter“Congratulations Erin!” VVc arc very proud of your achievements and know your next adventures will be amazing Love, Mom, Dad, Matt, Patrick and Bailey Congratulations on finishing this chapter of your life and many wishes for success in the years to follow. Your hard work and dedication has paid ofT. We are very proud of you and your accomplishments. We Love You: Mom, Dad and Nick Brittany Kristen Donovan, You arc a beautiful young lady and Now it’s time to light up the world. 1 am so very proud of everything you have accomplished. Stay true to yourself and you will succeed in everything you do. I love you. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” I I x ve Always, MontKeeland A. Bowers With continuous amazement we have watched you grow throughout your life. As we enter a new chapter, we pause to let you know how proud we are of the young man you have become and we look forward to the astonishment of what lies ahead... kf .t. . With Love and Admiration, Mom Dad David. Congratulations! Wc are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Best of luck in the future! Lose, Mom, Dad, Jared, and Andrew Rebecca, Congratulations to my beautiful, bright, loving, and compassionate daughter. May you continue to achieve all that your heart desires. Remember, you can change the world with God’s love, one life at a time. May God be with you every step of the way as you continue your life’s journey. We love you, Mom, Dad, Ben Caleb“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein Your perseverance is what makes you special. Jaclyn, remember you always have a team! You are loved and we all believe in your future success. Love you more, Mom, Dad, Angcla(utz) Joseph Reilly, We are so proud of all your accomplishments. Can’t wait to see what your future holds. Congratulations! Love you, Mom Dad Congratulations John! I’m so proud of you. I hope your dreams come true. Love, Nanny Sean, Congratulations on all you’ve accomplished the past few years! We are so proud of you, Love, Dad, Mom and Traci Our Darling Sabrina, Congratulations to you and the class of 2018. It has been such an amazing journey watching you grow into a beautiful and extremely talented young woman. Your hard work and dedication is an inspiration to all of us who are fortunate to be a part of your life. Never stop reaching for the stars sweetheart. We love you and arc-proud beyond words. Mom, Dad. Jimmy, Kristi and CassieSell: Horvath Wow! From a little guy to a college graduate in the blink of an eye! Congratulations Seth! We arc so proud of you! We wish you the best as you move forward to the next challenging segment of your education, but as you have demonstrated in the past, we know you can accomplish anything you set youi mind to. Remember, success does not happen without the sacrifice of much hard work and effort. We are here to help you along the way! God bless you always. Go Owls! Wc love you! Morn Dad Congrats Graduates 2018! Jessika Gregory Wc are so proud of your accomplishments. Your compassion for knowledge is your reward. Onward and upward. The next adventure is right around the corner. Love Mom DadJonathon, Congratulations! VVc are so proud of all you have accomplished and wish you much success in the future. We knew early on that you were our “Techie”. Love, Mom, Dad and Rachel Alesha: Congratulations my “favorite middle daughter” on your graduating from Temple University. You arc such a beautiful and intelligent young lady You have accomplished so much thus far and I am looking forward to you making your mark in whatever endeavors you plan to pursue. From the day you were born you became my world. You were ahva a bright and active child. You decided you wanted to go to college in spite of the challenges, and naysayers. 1 never doubted your ability t succeed. You proved you could do it, and you did. We arc so proud f you!!! WITH SO MUCH LOVE, MOM, DAD. BRO I love you!! MommyAnd so die adventure begins... The future belongs to you and the beauty of your dreams! Wc love you Brigitte! Congratulations! Congratulations Mike! It has been a long journey for you but we know how hard you have worked to reach your goal! We are so proud of all your achievements! Ixive Mum and Dad xx Congratulations graduate! We believe in you. We hope this is just the beginning of many titles you will acquire throughout your life. Best of luck in your bright future. Love: Mom, Dad AkshayKimberlcc, From Pre-School, to a College graduate, we are not sure where all that time has went. You have grown up being a smart, funny and caring young woman. Your hopes and dreams are what we want for you, so keep reaching for the stars and you will always achieve them. Congratulations, and Good Luck. You couldn’t have made us more proud being your parents. Love Mom and Dad XO We are so proud of our Owl, Ari Abramson. Spread your wings and fly! Love, Mom and Dad, Heidi David Abramson Selina, CONGRATULATIONS. You have accomplished your goal, with hard work! Your Future is BRIGHT! Aim lor the SUN. ii you land on the MOON and the Stars you are still on HIGH GROUND! LOVE, (Angel) Daddy, Mom Cecily Tip of the cap to you, Noah. Well done! We’re so proud of you. Love, Mom, Dad, and Ben Dear Gordon Jr., J? You have been made ready - poised for action, conditioned to progress, quickened to understand, with the confidence to respond. Son, you are prepared - now dance!! We love you, Gee, Mom Daddy Brayden: Congratulations on completing another chapter in the book of life! We arc so proud of what you have accomplished during your time at Temple. Continue to work hard, stay passionate, follow God’s plan and there is no doubt you will achieve all of your dreams. As you begin the next chapter, remember good times come and go, but memories last forever. May you always remember the friendships you made, the lessons you learned and the goals you achieved over the past 4 years. We are excited for your future and all that you will l ccome! We love you, Mom and Dad Ges, Congratulations on completing this chapter of your life! We could not be more proud of the young woman that you have become! We arc blessed to have taken this journey with you and will hold very special memories in our hearts of your time spent at TU! Looking forward to what’s next! Continue to shine bright like a Diamond! Love, Mom,Dad, Claudia,SophiaDear Austin, Austin, I am so proud of you and the man that you’ve become. This is the beginning of your greatest adventure and I can’t wait to see the results. Congratulations bro, I love you! -Acrrol Now that you have that diploma, be proud to tell the world that “I did it". For the meantime, have fun exploring the other side of life, the one that will lead you to reach your lifelong dream, especially the dream of landing a job in the “mass communication” world. May you find more success in life. If you have time, relax and take a deep breath and start looking in your surroundings, look what’s best for you. And in this endeavor, remember that wc will be behind you always, no matter what. Congratulations and Good Luck! We’re so proud of you and the person you've become. I.ove, Dad and Mom RITA: Congratulations on finishing this chapter of your academic life! You are brilliant and hard-working young girl, and we have no doubt that you will make great headways in your future life. Keep up the good work and stay true to yourself, and remember that we will always be your support. We are so proud of you. WELOVEYOU — Mom Dad Noah, So proud of you and wc love you so very much. You will always be “Our Little Man”. Congratulations! Mom, Bob, Sabrina, andjordynJames Bubenik, You will always be remembered as an innovator! IX)vc you, Mom and Dad Paige, We are so proud of your many accomplishments throughout the years. You have the tenacity to extend yourself to others and the courage to try to make the world a better place. Wc look forward to all the amazing things that you can dream of. Live long. Laugh often and Love hard. Love You Always, Mom Dad Congratulations, Karla. you’ve reached great heights. Never stop climbing! Love, Louise, Mom DadJENNIFER KATE LYNCH CONGRATULATIONS JENNY! We are all so proud of you your many accomplishments. You have achieved so much academically made so many friends had so many adventures. Stay happy. We see success, happiness, health and prosperity in your future. WE LOVE YOU JEN-JEN— MOM, DAD, DANNY, JACK REGGIE Morgan, She believed she could so she did! Congratulations! We arc all so proud of your accomplishments and can't wait to see what the future holds for you. You will do great things! Love, Bob, Momma, Crandrnom Suzy, and Brody We are so proud of your many accomplishments throughout the years. You have the tenacity to extend yourself to others and the courage to try to make tilt-world a better place. We look forward to all the amazing things that you can dream of. Live long. Laugh often and Love hard. Love You Always, Mom DadMarissa Danie lle— We can't believe your graduation day is here! We arc so excited and proud of you, and know that you'll be successful in whatever you do. Love, Mom, Dad and Chelski Christine, Congratulations darlin’ on a job well done! We arc so proud of you and can't wait to see what you do next! Just know we will always be here for you! Love, Mom, Dad, and Zach John, I am so proud of you! This is a huge accomplishment and you did great. Good luck in all your future endeavors. I wish you nothing but success and happiness. Love, Mom Congratulations on finishing this journey of your life. You are a bright and compassionate young man. Follow your dreams and remember that I am always here for you. Love, GramsKatie: You arc such a remarkable young woman and 1 am so very proud you. Your beauty radiates both inside and out. This is just the beginning of many great things for you. Congratulation on Flying in Four from Temple. You never seize to amaze me. You are my hero. Your dreams await you to make them a reality! “Good Morning America”. Always trust in yourself (or you have what it takes to accomplish whatever you set your mind to. 1 love you to the Moon and Back! Love always Mom To my amazing daughter Danell, Congratulations on achieving another milestone. Continue to reach for the stars. I am very proud of the loving and compassionate person that you are. Love Mom. Congratulations Devon! VVe are so proud of you and all your accomplishments. We know you have had an amazing time at Temple that you will remember for i lifetime. Now, show the world what you have to offer and enjoy your new beginning. Joseph Edinger, We love you and are so proud. Congratulations. With all our love, Mom, Dad and Ryan Mom DadJustin Goldman We knew you had it in you! We love you and are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments! Congratulations! Love, Mom, Dad and Bryan Charles Attisano Congratulations Charlie! We are so proud of you! Mom, Dad, Will Carmen, Congratulations! You deserve the best. Continue to work hard like you always do and you will continue to achieve your goals. Love, Mom and Gregory Jr.Congratulations on finishing this chapter of your life!! From CCP “The Path to Possibilities” to Temple University and becoming “Tcmplemade”; we knew you could do it. YVe can’t wait to see what the next chapter brings to you. Continue to be the warm and compassionate woman that you have become. You are always our shining star. WE LOVE YOU!! Mom, Dad, Ahwah Joanie. You have accomplished great things in your young life, and we arc so very proud of you. If we had one prayer for you in life, it would be to always be happy. If you love what do. you never work a day in your life. God has great things in store for you. Love Always, Mom and DadIn Memoriam To the students and friends lost in 2017-2018.Jenna Burleigh Richard Dalcourt Cariann Hithon James Orlando Michael Paytaso8ft 5 5 £ t- £ 4 i 22 :: — — Hi;aeSj = sa|SM iffls J- 5? S' ,3 IliliililllllilllJI w1 r-« - S - 2 . = =i = = = = = 2 = £“:is. iiSitffiiiHii mBmfflmmrm ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Ky.xxxxxxJ!2iezxxi(K .2£zzi(x£Kkzzx%2Kxx7.2Z2z2 2zzz2 22z2 25 § - s i 2-| S= =, a -jli SSS JiSag-Sg s|52sS2 iiiiiiillllliiiiiiiiliiiilliijlijlilliiilliil lll et CM1 ro 4 CJl isJohnson Controls KEEPING TEMPLE UNIVERSITY SAFE ONE BUILDING AT ATIME SimplexGrinnell, now Johnson Controls, provides a comprehensive array of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, integrated security, sound and healthcare communication systems, and tests and inspection services. We can offer customers the benefits of our SAFETY Act certification from the US Department of Homeland Security. 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