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  • West Poplar: New Community Center Leader Unites Poplar Residents Through Art, Sports - Richard Austin, 54, worked in banking and insurance for almost three decades before making the leap to nonprofit work to connect with communities hands-on. After eleven years in the sector, the Cheltenham resident started a new position in September as the outreach program director at Saint Paul’s Community Center on Wallace and 10th streets. The...
  • Poplar: Residents Express Concerns About Girard Avenue Development - Poplar residents raised concerns about an influx of college students and the lack of adequate parking after hearing a proposal for a new six-story development at a neighborhood meeting last week. More than 30 people gathered at Saint Paul’s Baptist Church for the 14th Ward Democratic Executive Committee’s community meeting to discuss the developer’s plan for the...
  • 11 Perfect Places for Fall Engagement Photos Around Philly - It’s that time of year again! Cue pumpkin picking, spiked apple cider, vibrant autumn foliage…and, of course, jealousy-inducing fall engagement photos. From historical parks and famous museums to waterside hotspots and spooky cemeteries, we spoke with 11 local wedding photographers to bring you the best inspo for places to shoot your fall engagement photos (plus some wedding...
  • 14 Top Local Bridal Tailors to Perfect Your Wedding Dress - Photo by: Rob Spring Photography / Emily Wren Photography Whether you’re on a bit of a budget, looking for the VIP treatment or seeking expert customer service, Philadelphia’s bridal tailors have something for you. Pay these local tailors a visit and you’ll find yourself in the capable hands of the city’s best layer cutters, veil...
  • Immigration: For Those Who Move To Philadelphia, The Mental Health Journey Is Often Far From Over - UPROOTING Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Carolina Coronado never thought she’d leave her native country. But one day in the mid-2000s she received a phone call from a Colombian guerrilla group — part of a rebellious anti-government movement — threatening her family. “We moved immediately from Barranquilla,” Coronado said. “I left everything behind. Dog,...
  • Immigration: Familial Experiences Adjusting to United States Culture Differ Between Generations - In the middle of Northeast Philadelphia’s Mayfair neighborhood, the Rodriguez family retains their Colombian heritage by speaking Spanish in the house, listening to Colombian music and cooking traditional Latin American foods like arepas, sancocho soup and rice and beans. Julieth Rodriguez, 22, immigrated to Philadelphia from Bogotá in 2016 with her now 7-year-old daughter Maria...
  • Money Moves: These Philly impact orgs received a collective $3,921,660 in grants this fall - Money Moves is a new semi-regular column tracking grants made by local funders, including foundations, giving circles, trusts and corporate entities. Send notices to philly@generocity.org. 1. Energy Transfer and Sunoco LP are helping Philabundance deliver food. Just in time for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Energy Transfer and Sunoco LP are driving hunger out of Philadelphia with a $250,000 grant for Philabundance....
  • MilkCrate is now building apps for nonprofits - Social enterprise MilkCrate launched in 2013 as a single app that allowed users to track their sustainability efforts and encouraged them think more about their social and environmental impact. Now, the B Corp has a new mission — building custom apps for nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations. “What originally started as a company that has built one...
  • Meet 3 people of color strengthening Philly’s social impact sector - Women in leadership: Charlotte Jacobs Charlotte Jacobs. (Courtesy photo) Jacobs’ drive for working with girls of color and their educational experiences goes back to growing up in Cleveland, where she often felt she was treated differently in her predominantly white AP and honors classes. Jacobs, who received her Ph.D. in teaching, learning and teacher education...
  • ‘The Big Bang Theory’ star donates to Department of Theater - Douglas Wager, the associate dean of the theater department, sits in Tomlinson Theater on June 28. | HANNAH BURNS / THE TEMPLE NEWS July 25, 2018 The first time Guillermo Alonso acted was during high school in El Paso, Texas. He and his then-girlfriend signed up for drama class to fill a gap in their...
  • This Philly program helps African and Caribbean immigrant youth thrive in their new city - (L-R) Abdrahaman, Rasheed, Yves-Marie Desir, Maruth, Nana Adjeiwaa-manu and Iyonnah pose at the Dornsife Center. August 1, 2018 In 2016, immigrants composed 15 percent of the population in Philadelphia, while more than 25 percent of Philadelphians in recent years were immigrants or United States natives with immigrant parents. This includes almost 76,000 people younger than 18 years...
  • Family, friends celebrate life of passionate, vibrant theater alumnus - Tyler Carmody, a 2017 journalism alumnus and Ben Vargas’ best friend, holds a pile of Ben’s childhood photos at the Celebration of Life on Aug. 12. | HANNAH BURNS / THE TEMPLE NEWSAugust 14, 2018 Ben Vargas didn’t want a funeral. A typical funeral couldn’t commemorate the 23-year-old theater alumnus’s beaming smile and his matching...
  • Philadelphia FIGHT is incentivizing teens to get tested for HIV with a hip hop concert - In 2016, teens and young adults made up 21 percent of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S., and Aids Fund Philly reports that the rate of diagnosis in Philadelphia is five times greater than the national average. A few local organizations are working hard to ensure Philly youth know their HIV status. Coinciding with AIDS Education Month, health...
  • Philly community orgs collected 8,000 illegal signs in June. Next stop: Trash Academy - July 18, 2018 Despite the prevalence of posted signs throughout the city, it is illegal in Philadelphia to post or pay someone to post a sign on a streetlight, utility pole, traffic sign, historical marker or street tree. First-time offenders can expect a $300 per sign fine, while repeat offenders may be fined up to...
  • Travel Channel Features Richie’s Deli & Pizza on ‘Food Paradise’ - Richie Jr. of Richie’s Deli & Pizza holds his popular iced coffee at his shop located at The Wall on May 25. | HANNAH BURNS / THE TEMPLE NEWS May 26, 2018 When the Travel Channel first contacted Richie Jr. about featuring Richie’s on “Food Paradise,” he didn’t want to do the show because it...
  • Entrepreneurship student produces music for ‘Insecure’ - Ben Thomas, a senior entrepreneurship and innovation management major, works on freelance audio engineering work in his home studio on Park Avenue near York Street on April 25. | HANNAH BURNS / THE TEMPLE NEWS May 8, 2018 Months after Ben Thomas produced the song “Insecure” with hip-hop artists Jazmine Sullivan and Bryson Tiller, he...
  • Students fundraise for Nigeria - Temple’s chapter of United Muslim Relief and the Organization of African Students auctioned student art in Mitten Hall on Sunday as part of an event about Nigerian maternal healthcare. | MATT ALTEA / THE TEMPLE NEWS April 17, 2018 // Written with Claire Wolters While helping Temple’s United Muslim Relief chapter plan this year’s fundraising...
  • Students and professors help renovate lots in Kensington - April 10, 2018 Students and professors from the architecture and community development departments are crafting redevelopment plans for five vacant lots in North Kensington as part of a project called the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Program. The project is funded by a $200,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and is done in collaboration...
  • Healing - I. A Cultural Norm A woman named Ashley lives in an encampment under the Market-Frankford Line, where she keeps her clothes, makeup and toiletries scattered inside and around her tent. She moved to Kensington from Camden, New Jersey three weeks ago. Surrounding her resting space, people openly use drugs while Ashley prepares for “dates” with...
  • Top 10 Gaycation Travel Destinations to Fill Your Wanderlust - Photo from unsplash.com March 6, 2018 Looking for an LGBT-friendly vacation getaway? A trip to these 10 vibrant cities will give you Pride and LGBT nightlife experiences to leave your Instagram followers jealous AF. Prepare to flaunt your beautiful gay self down the streets of these ultra-welcoming communities. Make new friends at neighborhood LGBT bars or show off your...
  • 10 Things to Know About What Students With Learning Disabilities Need in College - Photo from pixabay.com March 8, 2018 1. PROFESSORS NEED MORE TRAINING giphy.com If you ever argued with a professor over a deadline, you know how difficult they can be. But students with learning disabilities often struggle daily with professors who don’t understand their learning processes. Professors should receive ample training explaining learning disabilities and potential accommodations...
  • The State of Sexual Violence in South Africa - Posters condemning sexual assault hang on the walls at Lifeline counselling center South Africa has one of the highest rates of rape and sexual assault in the world with over 40,000 cases of rape reported each year. The South African Police Service’s most recent data indicates someone is raped in the country once every 13 minutes. Still more...
  • owls with purpose class Students form campaign for childhood cancer treatment - Photo: David Brown (right), a public relations professor, meets with students in his strategic communication capstone class focused on the Bateman Case Study Competition. | Valerie McIntyre / The Temple News April 3, 2018 When senior strategic communication major Mary Strehl started working on the Owls With Purpose public relations campaign, she was worried her...
  • 24 Things to Do in Buenos Aires in 24 Hours - Photo from pixabay.com February 28, 2018 The name Buenos Aires translates to “fair winds.” Thank whatever fair wind blew you to this vibrant and fiery city. Fall in love with the seductive art of tango dancing, feast on beef and red wine to die for and don’t let your envy of the gorgeous Argentine accent...
  • University event celebrates the ‘pride’ of graduation - Photo: Seniors get their GradFest passport stamped at the Senior Glass Gift table at last year’s GradFest in Mitten Hall. | COURTESY / JOSEPH V. LABOLITO February 13, 2018 With graduation approaching, many seniors are experiencing the stress and excitement of life after their undergraduate degree. Mike Salzarulo, a senior electrical engineering major, said his...
  • 10 Best Gay Bars in the Nation - February 6, 2018 These 10 gay bars wave their rainbow flags higher than all others. Mingle with the ultra-friendly crowds and you might just meet your new best friend. The staff and customers at these hotspots are fully committed to helping you feel right at home. They offer inclusive atmospheres, friendly faces, community activism, strong drinks...
  • 10 Ways EHS Makes NYC Student Housing Stress Free - February 2, 2018 1. DEPENDABLE LANDLORDS Kimmy’s landlord on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt seems adorably kooky—but you want a landlord who’s got your back. At Educational Housing Services you won’t deal with landlords popping by at weird hours, acting rude or being generally unhelpful. Instead, you get friendly-faced resident assistants. And they throw residents game nights and bring snacks. Sound like...
  • How to Get Girls in College Without Being a Total Jerk - February 9, 2018 From navigating Tinder and Bumble to just trying to figure out if that one girl in class will get coffee with you, dating in college feels more intimidating than the world’s worst finals week. It can be easier to fall into dating traps like playing hard to get, not showing your feelings...
  • Lucky 13 Pub: ‘The craziest mix of people’ - Photo: Lucky 13 Pub, a bar on 13th Street near East Passyunk Avenue, offers eight rotating beers on draft and beer from the Philadelphia Brewing Company. | VALERIE MCINTYRE / THE TEMPLE NEWS February 27, 2018 Beer-themed decorations from Schmidt’s of Philadelphia fill the walls of Lucky 13 Pub. Schmidt’s — a brewing company originally...
  • Administrator honored for international work - Photo: Jessica Sandberg, the director of international admissions, was named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2017 Influence List. Sandberg created videos for the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign. | CHIA YU LIAO / THE TEMPLE NEWS February 13, 2018 When Jessica Sandberg was in 11th grade, her family hosted a foreign exchange student from Aalen, Germany, at...
  • Alumnus is ‘taking a shot at masculinity’ with abstract art - Photo: Artists Andrew Chalfen (left) and Scott Schultheis stand near Chalfen’s piece, “The Early Universe,” in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” an exhibit at the Painted Bride Art Center on Vine Street near 2nd. Schultheis curated the exhibit. | ELIZABETH SIEGEL / THE TEMPLE NEWS February 6, 2018 Mat Tomezsko doesn’t typically put...
  • 24 Things to do in Paris in 24 Hours - February 15, 2018 Bienvenue à Paris—Welcome to Paris! Honestly, who hasn’t dreamed of visiting the iconic City of Love? Get ready to reap the rewards of this world-renowned destination no matter where you’ve traveled from. Paris offers everything you could imagine from international art and culture to cozy neighborhood cafes. Plus, you’ll stick out like...
  • The 10 Best Universities in Canada - February 6, 2018 Glance at the Google Images results for these Canadian college campuses and you’ll pack your bags in a heartbeat. Whether you prefer city life or a more rural experience, you’ll fall in love with one of these beautiful towns and colleges. Soak up the Pacific Northwest nature through world-class skiing and kayaking...
  • 24 Things to do in San Antonio in 24 Hours - January 12, 2018 If you want some good ole Texan charm, you came to the right place. This welcoming, vivacious city features lots of culture, like the Alamo and Hispanic artisan villages, and friendly residents. Plus, the authentic Tex-Mex style food will make your taste buds sing. San Antonio mixes nature with big city life, proving...
  • CM’s Guide to University of British Columbia - Photo from upload.wikimedia.org   University of British Columbia – Vancouver, Canada THE VIBE A Nature Lover’s Dream WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO GO HERE A laid-back West Coast vibe envelopes University of British Columbia. Good luck finding a similarly relaxed and accepting university atmosphere. Thunderbirds can even visit Wreck Beach, a nude beach on campus (no joke). With...
  • 10 Tips to Mastering the Skype Interview for More than Virtual Success - Photo from pixabay.com You filled out your application, submitted your resume, and congrats—Mr. or Ms. Potential Future Employer has reached out to you to set up a Skype interview. Your stomach seizes and your brow furrows. A Skype interview? Video interviews seem scary and intimidating, but here’s the good news: You can still make a good impression...
  • 10 Times You Really Want to Say TBH in College - Photo from flickr.com   Growing up, adults in our lives drilled the mantra “honesty is the best policy” into our heads since kindergarten.  Supposedly, we can strengthen relationships and solve all our problems with the magic formula called honesty. Now that we’re the adults, however, we’ve learned that sometimes being honest actually makes things more...
  • The Time I Hung Out With a Great White Shark - Photo by Laura Smythe   Sharks absolutely terrify me. While I know they’re not the bloodthirsty monsters that will strategically hunt you down like in movies like Jaws and 47 Meters Down, sharks are still humongous, scary-looking creatures that could kill me in a heartbeat. What’s my second greatest fear, you ask? Water I can’t see the bottom of easily....
  • 13 Creative Gifts Your Artsy Friend Actually Wants - Photo from pixabay.com   Your artsy friends always gives your day a silver lining. They cheer you up and make you think about things differently. That weird abandoned building near campus? Your friend shows you it’s actually an awesome photo backdrop. Show them how much you love them with a gift to feed their creative...
  • TUJ celebrates 35th anniversary - Former Temple University Japan Dean Richard Joslyn stands in his office with boxes of files accumulated for his Temple University Japan History Project.   05 December 2017 Less than five years after Temple University Japan opened, it was in financial shambles. In 1983, one year after the university opened, Richard Joslyn, the former TUJ dean,...
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