10 Signs You Go To Temple University

1. You drink Cherry Pepsi more than the average human being

Not only is it delicious, but every time I drink Cherry Pepsi, I am saluting TU. Double win! Not kidding though, I have never seen Cherry Pepsi at soda fountains as often as I have seen it here.

2. Saxby’s Coffee. That is all.

When I first came to Temple, I didn’t even understand the craze behind Saxby’s. Do I understand it now? Probably not. Do I understand that it’s delicious? You know it.

3. If you’re single and can’t expect a goodnight text from your bae, you can still count on TU Alert to send you a little something

Even though that little something is typically about a mugging, assault, etc…

4. Even if you didn’t consider it one before, Cherry is a staple color for you

And the color “cherry” isn’t red. It’s a SOPHISTICATED shade of red.

5. $8.35 is the only real food budget you need to have

“Temple has students learning in and outside the classroom”…because once you go here, you’ll get crazy good at doing quick math to find out how much food you can buy for under $8.35 to stay within the meal plan at the food courts.

6. Part of your body shuts down when you see someone on campus wearing another school’s gear

If you’re wearing Penn State gear on Temple’s campus, you are clearly looking to catch some hands

7. Food trucks are everywhere and everywhere is food trucks

If you’re walking around trying to find a class the first week of the semester and see no food trucks, you’ve gone too far.

8. You go through Diamond Dollars as if it’s not even real money

I don’t know about you, but I spend Diamond Dollars like monopoly money.

9. If you see something with owls on it, you instantly feel a little famous

Here’s my thought process when I see something with an owl on it: “That child’s lunchbox has owls on it…I go to Temple University…Our mascot is the owl…Wow…I’m basically on this lunch box right now! That’s it. I’m buying it. It’s school spirit.”

10. You’ve told people you go to Temple University and they told you to “be careful!”

Temple gets a lot more grief than it deserves for the area it’s in. Honestly, it really is a safe campus. Still, since deciding to go here you’ve probably heard “advice” on how to stay safe in North Philly way more than you’ve cared to.

11. But #10 is worth it for you

Because you get to go to Temple University in Philadelphia, and there’s always something cool going on.

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10 Fun Facts about Temple University (Part 2)

1. Temple Squirrels

They’re huge, they’re nuts, and they are braver than they’ve got any right to be. Known for stealing any kind of food- including, yes, entire pieces of pizza- they’ve inspired a squirrel-watching club and the name of a student-run news site called ‘The Nutshell’.

2. Richie’s

The man, the myth, the legend: Richie. Apart from making the best breakfast sandwiches on campus, if you’ve stopped by more than two or three times, odds are he has your order memorized and will start cooking it up the minute he sees you wave hello.

3. The SERC

The SERC, build just a year ago, is a high-tech facility with beautiful, wide windows in its lower sweeping lobby. A massive LCD display overlooks the ground floor, often showing images of the universe.

4. Morgan Hall

The mighty Morgan Hall holds two dining halls and 24 residential floors, housing nearly 1,300 people. The secret? There’s a 27th floor privately owned by Neil Theobald, the president of the university.

5. The New Library

Though not yet built, Temple’s new, as-yet-unnamed library is scheduled to be completed by 2018. Unlike the current Paley library, it’s design is modern, and full of windows and open space.

6. Club Tech

Often referred to as ‘Club Tech’ by students wishing they were out dancing instead of in doing homework, the Tech Center is a super advanced facility that houses design studios and special labs for film editing.

7. Saxby’s

Scoot over Starbucks. Situated on Liacouras walk, Saxby’s has an array of delicious drinks and baked goods. The chocolate peppermint mocha is to die for.

8. The Courtyard Kitties

Behind the Tuttleman Learning Center, there’s a peaceful courtyard that’s absolutely perfect for doing homework on a nice day. It’s also perfect if you’re a cat lover. People set out food for the kitties regularly, and several of them are incredibly friendly- one even sits on people’s laps!

9. The Bell Tower

Standing right in the middle of campus, the Bell Tower is a meeting place for clubs, fraternities, sororities, and even people independently selling art or collecting for charities.

10. Beury Beach

The closest thing Temple has to a quad, Beury Beach is a beautiful stretch of grass that fills up with people ready to soak up some rays on sunny days.

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11 Yik Yaks Every Temple University Student Can Relate To

1. If you’re looking for a show, head to the Bell Tower:

2. Not sure if part of their job is to be nice to me, or not:

I can always depend on you, desk person.

3. Who you really need to be wary of in North Philly:

4. Staying healthy:

I mean at this point it’s basically a salad.

5. When the disappointment is too real:

6. It’s so much harder to spend real money verses Diamond Dollars:

Not even kidding, they had to put up a special sign at the Chipotle on Montgomery Avenue telling people that they don’t accept Diamond Dollars ahead of time because so many people were asking this.

7. Not sure if this is someone’s goal for the night, or just a PSA to everyone:

8. Always make sure you have your priorities in check:

Definitely adding this to my list of ways to procrastinate.

9. “Siri, why does God allow suffering?”

Wait, maybe they’ll take my printing dollars at Chipotle

10. You really wanna know to succeed in college?

11. I see what you did there:

Don’t tell me you didn’t sing it in your head, we both know you’d be lying.

17 Posts That Sum up Temple University

If there’s one thing Temple University does right, it’s social media. (Okay, so that’s not the only thing—but you know what I mean.) Whether we’re facing our on-campus fears in funny ways or celebrating the successes of our football team, our tweets, posts and shares are almost always guaranteed to make us stop and stare.

Ready to see for yourself how cherry and white look on social media? Here are 17 of the most accurate Facebook and Twitter shout-outs from such Philly favorites as Temple University Confessions, @TempleMakeouts and @TU_Alert, along with other solid mentions and, yes, even Panic! At The Disco.

1. We take chances


2. We fall in love


3. We do the unthinkable

4. And we shatter expectations

5. Until Stella gets a lil’ too sassy


— TempleMakeouts (@TempleMakeouts)

6. And reality sets in

7. But we’re used to setbacks

8. Because we’re rational thinkers

9. And we fight for what’s ours

10. Though we’re not afraid to return what isn’t

11. We live in a pretty city


12. One that’s prepared for anything

13. We’re hopeless romantics

14. Or, perhaps, just hopeless

15. But our mayor loves us

16. Our alumni love us

17. Even Panic! At The Disco loves us



We don’t win every game or lead perfect lives. However, Temple pride is real. And it’s something we all feel.




10 Celebrities That Attended Temple University

1. Diplo

If you keep up with popular music, then you’ve probably heard of Diplo. He put out an album this past year with Skrillex and Jack U, and a single off the album “Where Are U Now” featuring Justin Bieber has blown up.

2. Daryl Hall…
3…and John Oates– of Hall and Oates

Whether you know them for their music or the awesome couple’s costume for 80’s themed parties, you know Hall and Oates. And if you don’t know Hall and Oates, let me introduce you. Oates is the one on the right with the mustache, and Hall is on the left, sporting the leather jacket with fringe.

4. Kim Rhodes

Who doesn’t know The Suite Life of Zach & Cody? Carey Martin- I MEAN KIM RHODES was also on the CW’s Supernatural from 2010 to 2014 and recently guest starred in Key and Peele.

5. Dan “Soupy” Campbell

If you’re a fan of alternative/rock music, you know The Wonder Years. Soupy (he’s called this because of his last name, like Campbell’s soup) was front-man of the rock band up until last year when he broke off to start Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties. And I’ve got to say, looking up why someone goes by the name “Soupy” is by far the highlight of my week.

6. Bob Saget

You probably know this former Owl as Danny Tanner. He’s an actor and director, best known for his time as host on America’s Funniest Home Videos and of course, Full House. He’s currently reunited with the rest of the original cast, filming Fuller House for a release in 2016 (*squeals*).

7. Jesse Williams

You may have seen this Temple alum in the hilarious horror movie, The Cabin in the Woods, or Lee Daniel’s The Butler, but he’s most known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey’s Anatomy.

8. Kunal Nayyar

Raj! You most definitely know Kunal for his role on The Big Bang Theory as the forever-sassy Raj Koothrappali. He has also visited Temple multiple times since graduating in 2006, doing events and book signings.

9. Adam McKay

The grill Adam’s wearing in the picture above may or may not be real, I can’t say – he’s that successful. He is a screenwriter, director, comedian and actor, and along with Will Ferrell, he is a co-founder of Funny or Die. Adam co-wrote and directed super famous flicks Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys.

10. Tom Sizemore

This Temple alum has been in the acting game for years. He’s a Golden Globe nominated actor, best known for Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and Heat.

11. Honorable Mention: Kevin Hart

Okay, even though he technically is not an alumni, Kevin went to Temple for about 2 years before deciding to focus completely on his career. Kevin is a very well-known comedian and has starred in movies like The Wedding Ringer, Ride Along, and Get Hard. If you’ve never seen it, please look up some of his stand-up IMMEDIATELY. Three of his stand-up specials are on currently streaming on Netflix and they are hilarious.


7 Scholarships at Temple University

You get an email stating that your semester bill is ready to be viewed, so you hold your breath and take a look. It’s big. It’s scary. It’s probably more numbers and dollar signs than you’ve ever had hanging out in your bank account. If given the option to pay it or pass the hardest chemistry test of your life, you’d hit the books in a heartbeat.

Guess what? You don’t have to run for the hills to escape the high price tag! Temple may be responsible for several of your money-related nightmares, but the university actually wants to help you through them. Here’s hoping that at least one of these scholarships makes your college journey a tad less terrifying.

1. Memorial Awards

Temple University Memorial Awards are handed out during the spring semester of each academic year. If you’re an all-star in the classroom, a proven leader and/or the reigning champ of community service, then one of these seven scholarships is definitely for you! Apply http://deanofstudents.temple.edu/memorial-awards by the end of February for your chance to be honored.

2. Air Force ROTC

The perks of Temple’s Air Force ROTC program are plentiful. In addition to partial and full tuition scholarships, accepted students may be eligible for room and board, book and cold-hard cash (read: you decide what you do with them) stipends. Have a high school diploma, good GPA, solid SAT scores and the strength to pass a physical exam? Application deadlines vary, so head here https://www.afrotc.com/ to learn more.

3. Army ROTC

Army more your thing? Don’t worry—Temple has you covered. The Army ROTC also offers scholarships to take care of your tuition and fees, as well as a monthly stipend and an annual book allowance. You must be a full-time Temple student who earns great grades and stays in shape. Perfect your push-ups, sit-ups and two-mile run, then check this http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/schools/temple-university.html out to get started.

4. Camille and Bill Cosby Scholarship in Science

Turn your passion for rocks, rivers or the human body into some serious dough by applying for a Camille and Bill Cosby Scholarship in Science. Starting in late February of each academic year, Temple juniors may join the applicant pool if they are a.) natural sciences majors, and b.) in need of financial aid. If you’re eligible, then snag an application from the Natural Sciences department offices and submit it by the beginning of May. Two students win, so cross your fingers!

5. School of Media and Communication Scholarships

So mad about media that you decided to major in it? Lucky for you, the School of Media and Communication (SMC) has set out to help you study for less. At the start of every fall and spring semester, SMC launches its scholarship application. Awards are given for straight-A’s, unpaid internships, study abroad programs, demonstrated financial and, well, just overall awesomeness. Get the scoop here https://smc.temple.edu/admissions-cost-and-aid/financial-aid-and-scholarships

6. Henrietta S. Treen Scholarship

Here’s what you need to know about the Henrietta S. Treen Scholarship. For starters, this money-saver is for Temple students who love ministry, medicine or law. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required, and your personal character must be on-point. Applications are due by mid-March, so, if you qualify and can’t wait to get in on this, search for the scholarship by setting up a Center for Scholarship Administration https://www.csascholars.org/ account.

7. Supplemental Academic Scholarships (SAS)

The basic recipe for Temple’s Supplemental Academic Scholarships (SAS) takes just two ingredients: a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and financial need. (Additional qualifications vary by award) When the middle of March rolls around, create your opportunity for scholarship success by completing the online SAS application [http://www.temple.edu/vpus/fellowships/undergrad-opportunities/SAS.htm]. It’ll feel like a long road until recipients are rewarded in August, but the potential $$ are totally worth the wait.

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10 of the Hardest Classes at Temple University

 Temple University is all fun and games—until you start taking a class that makes you want to bang your head against your bedroom wall. Regardless of your major, it’ll be nearly impossible to make it through your time as an Owl without registering for at least one stressful lecture, lab, or seminar. Here are 10 of the hardest classes at Temple University.

1. ACCT 3533: Advanced Accounting

For starters, the course description includes phrases like “intercompany transactions,” “inter-corporate stock ownership,” and “consolidated financial statements.” If you’re an accounting major, and the simple act of reading these is enough to make you sweat, you may want to reconsider your career goals. Sure, you’ll learn the ins and outs of money exchanges. But can you handle all those dollar signs?

2. AMST 2021: Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Calling all photojournalism majors: this one’s for you. If you just so happen to be a member of the photo-j crowd, then get ready to know more about a specific area of Philly than you’ve ever thought possible. Because Philadelphia Neighborhoods is the major’s capstone course, you’ll be required to spend tons of time in your assigned neighborhood. While there, you and a partner will capture content and create multimedia deliverables. Hope you’re comfortable working with images, videos, and text!

3. ANTH 0825: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

You’ve probably watched someone try to make a claim without having the numbers to back it up, and you likely listened in as that person struggled to gain support for said claim. The proof is always in the statistical pudding. However, getting the numbers is easier said than done. If you’re a stats whiz, then this class could be a piece of cake. (Apologies for all the dessert references!) Otherwise, you may want to look for a social science class that’s a little less math-heavy.

4. ARTU1101: Introduction to Visual Language, Painting

Let me guess, you’re wondering how an art course landed on this list. A. Tyler classes are no walk in the park (unless your specific class does, indeed, require you to do art in a park), and B. ARTU1101 meets twice each week, for just under 3 ½ hours per session. Those are huge chunks of time, especially when you take the rest of you schedule—others courses, work shifts, club meetings, etc.—into consideration. So yes, painting is hard—and it’s further intensified by the extra course fee you’ll have to pay to take it.

5. BIOL1001: Human Biology

Think all the way back to your high school bio class. Did you pass with flying colors? If not, then Human Biology will throw you for one heck of a scientific loop. You’ll fight to stay afloat as your prof presents PowerPoint after PowerPoint and speed teaches her way through human development, biomolecules, heredity, and other big concepts. In addition to this, you’ll have to prep your stomach for dissection labs. Start strengthening your gut ASAP.

6. CHEM 2201: Organic Chemistry I

Hydrogen, halogens, and hydrocarbons—oh my! In this demanding course, you’ll dive head-first into all three of these. Plus, if you haven’t already done so, you and your class/labmates will discover the delightful world of derivatives. (And yes, I say delightful sarcastically.) Have fun wrapping your head around reaction mechanisms.

7. CJ 3304: Capital Punishment

What makes Capital Punishment challenging? Well, the star subject of the course is one of society’s most debated topics! You’ll learn about the death penalty’s history and applications in the U.S., the prisoners currently on death row, and the opinions that make this type of punishment so controversial. No matter what your position going into the course may be, you’ll come out of it mentally exhausted from the nonstop morality discussions.

8. MATH 1041: Calculus I

Mean Girls taught us that, in some cases, the limit doesn’t exist. Unfortunately, for Calculus I, this isn’t the case. When you sign up for a college calc course, there’s only so much information you’ll be able to gather from your prof. The rest of the material (practice problem sets, lesson reviews, etc.) is yours to master. Your high school math teachers were probably hands-on and available for daily homework help. If you can’t handle this course without a similar level of assistance, then I definitely suggest taking advantage of office hours and study groups.

9. PHYS 2021: General Physics I

My best friend has taken a lot of science classes at Temple. Even with her vast experience, though, she still swears that physics was the most stressful. Your lecture/recitation/lab will put you through the ringer, forcing your brain to become fluent in fluids, mechanics, and energy conservation. You’ll constantly have your face in a book or lab report, and, like my friend, you might find yourself counting the hours until finals.

10. POLS 2496: Introduction to Political Philosophy

For some, the combination of politics and Plato is fun. For others, it’s anything but. If you’re easily frustrated by today’s political issues, then adding in the heavy texts of Hobbes, Marx, and other philosophers will only make your heart pound even faster. What’s more? Intro to Political Philosophy is a capstone writing course. That means lengthy class discussions and never-ending term papers.

Choose your classes wisely, Owls!