Sorority Spotlight: Alpha Xi Delta

In the spring of 2014, Temple welcomed Alpha Xi Delta to its campus. Alpha Xi Delta is a sorority founded on the principles of sisterhood, leadership, knowledge and service to the community in 1893 at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois. 122 years later, Temple’s chapter of the organization began. Alpha Xi Delta president Meera Ruparelia was one of the founding sisters of the sorority’s chapter … Continue reading Sorority Spotlight: Alpha Xi Delta

A Day in the Life: Sodexo Employees

They swipe us into the Johnson & Hardwick cafeteria, roll sushi at the Student Center and help people decide what to eat in the Morgan Hall cafeteria. These people are Sodexo employees, who sometimes serve as nutritional lifelines at Temple, whether during fourth meal at J&H, or when we want to get a quick smoothie. Take Walter Gordon, for instance, otherwise known as Walt. He … Continue reading A Day in the Life: Sodexo Employees

Stepping Up to The Plate

Between earning good grades and scholarships, senior Spanish and art history double major Eilish Haley has worked hard to continue her love of Irish dancing since she arrived at Temple. Haley has been dancing since she was in second grade, participating in both Irish dance and dancing for a ballet company while in high school. Following her high school graduation, Haley was well prepared to … Continue reading Stepping Up to The Plate

Leading Latinas Through Language

Katey Steinberg believes that language has the ability to empower us. The senior biology and Spanish double major has used her education from Temple to create a positive force in Philadelphia’s Latino community. Through her work with Temple’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and Temple University Hospital, Steinberg has been able to utilize the Spanish language to better understand the health issues being faced by local … Continue reading Leading Latinas Through Language

The Jazz Ensemble

Leading Through Rhythm When thinking of musical groups at Temple, a talented array comes to mind, including Temple’s Jazz Ensemble. The Boyer College of Music and Dance produces talented musicians in genres ranging from classical to hip-hop to jazz. The Jazz Ensemble consists of The Jazz Band, Lab Band and Jazz Band Number Three, each of which provide the community with musical stylings and its … Continue reading The Jazz Ensemble

Fallen Buildings

CONSTRUCTION TO IMPROVE CAMPUS CONTINUES – “Barton Hall, you’ve been good to Temple and CST. Now it’s time to say goodbye.” Sounds morbid, doesn’t it? That’s what Temple’s College of Science and Technology posted on Facebook on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, with an accompanying photo of the nearly demolished Barton Hall. If you’ve ever seen the movie Divergent, The Scorch Trials, or The Hunger Games, … Continue reading Fallen Buildings

The Most Obscure Classes

YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF- With a campus as active, diverse and dynamic as Temple’s, one could only expect an equally interesting range of classes –– and Temple sure does deliver. A student can expect to be both surprised and challenged by an untraditional education. Many engaging and obscure classes exist on campus. Whether studying food choices in Honors Eating Cultures or making real changes in … Continue reading The Most Obscure Classes

HootaThon 2015

HootaThon is a student organization at Temple that raises funds for CHOP, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Each year, hundreds of Temple students, faculty, alumni and CHOP patients come together for multiple fundraising events, ending with an incredible 12-hour dance marathon. Members of HootaThon anxiously awaited this year’s dance marathon, which took place on November 7, 2015. “We hope to surpass our total from 2014 … Continue reading HootaThon 2015