10 Questions Temple University Needs To Answer

10 Questions Temple University Needs To Answer

Showin' the world I give a hoot.

Oh, Temple University. You interesting staple of our lives. As a student, I have some questions for you.

1. Why have you let the third floor of Mitten Hall fall into such disrepair?

Known as "The Opera Theater," the third floor of Mitten was built as a gym and then became a performance space. It used to be the home of the Theater department until the construction fo Annenberg/Tomlinson. Now, it is the home of the Opera department. It's literally the most beautiful spot on campus, it just needs a lot of love and repair. The floor is a mess, it recently flooded, and the paint is peeling. There are issues on top of these, but trust me when I say that it is my favorite space on campus. It just needs help.

2. Can we get a Wawa?

We don't need three 7/11's within walking distance of campus. One of those should be replaced with something significantly more useful and desirable.

3. Why is it that only music majors can get into Presser past 10pm?

I should be able to practice my flute or visit my boyfriend past 10pm without having to wait for someone to walk out so that I can sneak in.

4. Why do you have to take a mandatory orientation to switch into the Fox School of Business?


5. Why does it cost so much for a student parking pass?

We're already giving you literally thousands of dollars, do we really need to give you more to park our cars?

6. Why can't some of the trucks be covered with meal plans?

Granted only a fraction of the Temple student population has a meal plan, but that would be nice. For the cost of a meal plan lunch, you can get twice the amount of food as you would at a dining hall and it tastes significantly better.

7. What do Temple squirrels really store away for the winter?

The more you think about it, the better that question gets.

8. Why do the dining halls have such limited hours on the weekend?

I'm going to be just as hungry on Saturday at 2pm as I am on Friday, so why can't it be guaranteed that a dining hall will be open?

9. Who the hell designed Anderson and Gladfelter to be so confusing?

Is it just a cruel joke to play on students? If so, that's a new level of low.

10. Where does the Bell Tower Preacher even come from?

Does he really know why I'm going to hell? I don't think so.

Cover Image Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/templeuniv/the-seasons-of-temple/

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14. "I think I'm broke."

15. "What do I respond to this?"

16. "Let's have a movie night."

17. "Why are we so weird?"

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19. "That guy is so stupid."

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21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?

22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"

23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."

24. "I kinda want some taco bell."

25. "Let's go out tonight."

26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."

27. "Let's go to the mall."

28. "Can I use your straightener?"

29. "I need coffee."

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44. "What should I wear tonight?"

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47. "Should we skip class?"

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49. "I love our room."

50. "What would I do without you guys???"

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To The Girl Who Doesn't Have It All Together

You are going to be OK.


Does life ever hit you so hard that the only thing you can do is laugh? Everything in life comes so fast. Days speed by and when you think back at the last three months all you can remember is how many dumb moments you've had and you've had no other choice than to laugh at yourself.

Your mistakes blend together and the only way you can organize your thoughts is going through all the pictures your friends have documented.

It's funny every once in a while but eventually, the laugh turns into a force of habit. You feel so stressed out about everything that you just opt into doing nothing to avoid all the responsibilities life throws at you.

I've come to find that who I used to be has become lost in who I am now and everything I do now is about pleasing other people around me. I find myself agreeing to do too many things at one time out of fear of disappointing other people, that I never have time to sit to myself.

You've turned into the person that does not think about what happens next, you just live life day by day and hope for the best.

You leave in the mornings with no sense of what that day is going to hold. You have turned into the person it is easy to make fun of and you learn to take it and roll with the everyday punches because you'd rather feel loved and associated with laughter than someone who can't take any jokes.

You feel pressured to uphold the clueless nature and please the people that enjoy your airhead presence but you know there is more to you than a stupid comment and a bad joke. You feel like you are getting lost in the stereotype you have formed for yourself and start believing the comments your friends make about you.

I promise, you are more than a bad joke, you have so much more to offer and you are not other people's words.

You are you, even if you don't know who that is yet. There is always time to change, there is always time to be who you want to be. You do not have to impress anyone, you can be whoever you want to be at any time you decide to be that person. You are in control of your own life and no one has any say in the decisions you make. It's never too late. Take a deep breath, be yourself, don't lose yourself, love yourself.

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