7 Things I Learned Being A Freshman At Temple University

7 Things I Learned From Being A Freshman At Temple University

Just some of Temple's quirks, language, and way of life.

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I'm sure we all found out coming to college that our high schools were all different from one another. Some had their own type of lingo, some had some school secrets of which bathrooms were better than another, and some simply just had their own quirks. When coming to Temple, I was excited to see what I would be discovering about my new school, and here are some things I found.


1. It's cherry, not red.

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Yes, I made the mistake of saying Temple's colors were red and white. Someone close by me didn't fail to correct me by screaming "it's cherry!" Our fight song really should have given me a heads up.

2. The Morgan Hall wind tunnel.

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The first time I heard about the dreaded wind tunnel was during freshman orientation. I remember the face my owl leader made when a few students in my group said they were living at Morgan, and I should have taken that as a warning. Of course, I didn't experience the winds full force until I made my way up it on a day that dropped below 20 degrees. A little piece of advice for if you haven't experienced this yet, purchase a scarf before taking on the ramp, or get your extra steps in and walk around the building to the stairs.

3. The need for an umbrella.

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The weather in Philly can really be crazy, and you have to walk to class in all of it. Umbrellas come in handy for the following versions of precipitation: rain, sleet, and snow, or a mixture of the three. Take it from me, it's not fun sitting through an hour and 20 minute lecture while soaking wet.

Pro Tip: keep a small umbrella in your book bag for when the rain catches you transitioning between classes!

4. The J&H dining hall is way better than Morgan's.

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Do I even need to explain? Johnson and Hardwick has so many more food options than Morgan. I mean, they even make smoothies.

5. Wait, there's a Ritter Hall and a Ritter Annex?

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I'm sure I'm not the only one who has done this. Picture this; It's the first day of a new semester, I have English 802 in Ritter Hall, and I walk into Ritter Annex. Did I look like a freshman having no idea where I was going? Yes, yes I did.

6. Even if you aren't an Eagles fan, you're an Eagles fan.

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This isn't just because of the fact that our own Temple football games are played in the 2018 Super Bowl Champions stadium. I feel as though saying "Go Birds!" is our school's version of the "head nod".

7. Anderson Elevators.

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I typically give myself around 10 minutes to get to class. I think we all know that if we have a class in Anderson and have to take the elevators, we're not making it in 10 minutes.

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"Abortion is WRONG because God (the highest authority) says so! Not because I say so, or "religious" people say so or the government says so...because the CREATOR OF ALL HUMAN LIFE SAYS SO."

This argument is bullshit and I'm sick of hearing it, because it just isn't true. All these Christians claim that the Bible and God says that abortion is wrong, and it's clear they've never read the Bible. Have you ever seen them use a biblical verse to validate their claims? Yeah, me neither. And you know why? BECAUSE THE BIBLE IS NOT PRO-LIFE. They pick and choose vague verses to attempt to back up these ridiculous claims, completely ignoring the damning evidence that the Bible, and therefore God, actually supports child murder, infanticide, and abortion.

Unlike pro-lifers, I'll actually provide some evidence:

1. Numbers 31:17 "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him"

2. Deuteronomy 2:34 "And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain"

3. Deuteronomy 28:53 "And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the seige, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee"

4. 1 Samuel 15:3 "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass"

5. Isaiah 13:16 "Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished"

6. Isaiah 13:18 "Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children"

7. Ezekiel 9:6 "Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house"

8. Hosea 9:14 "Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts"

9. Hosea 13:16 "Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up"

10. 2 Kings 2:24 "And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them"

11. Psalm 137:9 "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones"

12. Numbers 5:21 "-here the priest is to put the woman under his curse- "may the Lord cause you to become a curse among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell"

13. Hosea 9:16 "Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb"

14. Psalm 135:8 "He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast;"

15. Psalm 136:10 "-to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever"

16. 2 Kings 6:28-29 "And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.So we boiled by son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son"

17. Leviticus 26:29 "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat"

18. Jeremiah 11:22 "Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:"


Stop using your religion to try and push propoganda that "God says abortion is wrong because it kills innocent children." Clearly your God doesn't care about killing children. There is more than enough proof that the Bible and God are NOT pro-life. Stop acting like you're good Christians upholding the values of God when you clearly haven't picked up the Bible and actually read it. God doesn't agree with your backwards thinking. Maybe try do your research before spewing your religious bullshit to try and take away women's rights.

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7. You aren't running on your own clock anymore.

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