Architecture alumnae host DesignPhilly exhibit

Cara Stefchak TTN

Temple’s design landscape architecture studio of Spring 2012 presents its designs for Philadelphia’s Reading Viaduct in an exhibit called “above l below l beyond” at Next American City on Girard Avenue. Tonight was the opening night for the exhibition of student work.

The exhibit, held as part of DesignPhilly, is meant to open a dialogue about the possible uses for the three-mile unused railroad corridor. University of Pennsylvania students collaborated on the exhibit, which will remain at Next American City through December. Amy Syverson and Diana Fernandez, both landscape architecture alumnae, helped put together the exhibition.

Check out The Temple News on Tuesday, Oct. 16 for an article on “above l below l beyond” in Arts & Entertainment.

Motorcycle parade honors fallen officer

North Philadelphia residents and students were brought outside their houses Friday night by the sound of hundreds of motorcyclists parading up Cecil B. Moore Avenue at approximately 8 p.m. The cyclists rode to honor 22nd District Police Officer Moses Walker Jr., who was shot and killed off-duty around 20th and Cecil B. Moore Avenue Saturday, Aug. 18.

Video of motorcycle parade

Photo by Kate McCann

Photo by Kate McCann

Photo by Kate McCann

Philly Roller Girls to bout in Liacouras Center

The Philly Roller Girls announced on their website last Thursday, April 19, their plan to host four bouts this summer and fall at the Liacouras Center – July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Nov. 10.

PRG co-general manager Jocelyn Jenik said in the article that the venue move from Class of 1923 Arena will allow the league the potential to host more spectators. “It’s a venue that will allow us to bring derby to more fans, which is important in a sports-minded city like Philadelphia,” she said. “The Liacouras Center is a dream venue for us.”

Students at Temple tried to start a derby organization registered through the university last Spring 2011, but were not granted Temple affiliation after Campus Recreation capped the limit on sports clubs, citing lack of funding and personnel resources.

In an April 2011 article, Director of Campus Recreation Steve Young told The Temple News that even if the cap were to be lifted, associating roller derby with Temple would be “pretty shaky.” He said an analysis of the liability, risk management and safety would be conducted.

“As a prudent administrator in an educated environment, does it make sense to give these students more support to go and do something pretty foolish?” Young told The Temple News. “Now, I’m not saying roller derby is foolish, I’m saying there’s a place for it where they do it downtown. It doesn’t have to be a Temple thing.”

The students involved still stay active in the derby world without a Temple affiliation by volunteering at local matches and holding group workouts.

Temple News invades Spring Fling

Has one of our staff members tried to force a Temple News upon you yet at Spring Fling? If not, stop by The Temple News’ booth to voluntarily pick up an issue so we can stop bothering you. They make great umbrellas for this drizzly day. This green guy knows what’s good for him.

Non-Temple male takes life on Liacouras Walk

At approximately 6:50 p.m., Temple released a TU Alert reporting a shooting on the 1900 block of Liacouras Walk. Since the alert, officials have confirmed the incident was an apparent suicide by a a non-Temple male.

Check back with The Temple News for more information as it becomes available.

[Update: For more details, see The Temple News’ full story, here.]


Exhibit organized for Philly Photo Day submissions

Friday, Oct. 28 was Philadelphia Photo Arts’ Philly Photo Day where everyone in the city was encouraged to take a picture of anything they wanted within city limits and to upload it onto the organization’s website. On Nov. 10 a Philly Photo Day Opening Reception will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at 1400 N. American St. Every submission they received will be printed and hung at the exhibit.

Submissions are still being accepted on Philadelphia Photo Arts’ website through Monday, Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Breast cancer participants fill South Street

South Street was buzzing with participants of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60-mile walk today. A “cheering station” was established at Second Street (between Pine and South streets) where supportive family members and friends held signs, waved banners, high-fived participants and yelled to support walkers.

Some South Street businesses decorated for the occasion with pink balloons and posters in support of the cause.

The Closing Ceremony for the event is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. at The Navy Yard at Intrepid Avenue and Broad Street.

Cheese Busz opens for business

The Cheese Busz, located on 13th and Norris streets right outside Tyler School of Art, offers speciality grilled cheese sandwhiches on white or wheat bread. A combo with fries (sweet potato fries are available) and a drink cost $7. The speciality options look more like paninis than grilled cheeses, but mine was delicious nonetheless.


Multimedia Editor Luis Rodriguez chows down on a burger from the Cheese Busz's brother, the Burger Busz, which is a few steps away if you're not a lover of all things cheesy. (Here's to hoping our friendship doesn't end with the publishing of this photo).

TTN’s target audience = rabbits?

TTN's biggest critic

As Chief Copy Editor at The Temple News, it’s only fitting that my furry son, Pancake, was trained to be a grammar guru and AP Style nerd. He let’s me know if he found an error by chewing the paper to shreds.

Pancake is anxiously awaiting the Lunchies edition of The Temple News, which comes out this Tuesday. He’ll probably feel differently when he finds out Main Campus has yet to establish a gourmet carrot truck.

(Yes, I just made a blog post about my rabbit. Yes, this is real life.)

CSI traveling exhibit comes to Philly

Listen up CSI junkies: The Franklin Institute will host “CSI: The Experience” Oct. 1- Jan. 1– an interactive forensic-science exhibit based off the crime drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

The hands-on exhibit will walk visitors through a simulated crime scene investigation from start to finish. Cast members from the show interact with guests through large video monitors while they travel through mock crime scenes, laboratories and autopsy rooms. Guests will be immersed in hands-on activities while learning the ins-and-outs of modern forensic science.

So if you find yourself dusting the refrigerator handle with a make-up brush to figure out which one of your roommates stole your food, you might want to attend this exhibit and learn how to gather evidence from the pros.

Courtesy of "CSI: The Experience"