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“I first started playing Pokémon Go when it came out in 2016. But I’ve kind of been picking it up and putting it back down - it was a summer game for me for a while. You can find so many different kinds of Pokémon here at Temple, I’ve been finding a lot of Numels, which are like these Camel-type jawns that look like little donkeys. I walk around campus holding the game out just to get steps in, and it’s fun collecting stuff.”

“I first started playing Pokémon Go when it came out ...

“I’ve been in Johnson for four years. I’m a big fan of the Johnson & Hardwick experience at Temple. I think living in a traditional-style building is unique, it’s probably one of the only times you’ll live so close to so many people and there’s a lot of lessons you’ll find in that, whether it’s sharing a room with someone or sharing a bathroom with almost 50 people. It’s also a nice setting for students to connect with other people and for me, that’s my favorite thing about my job - helping other students find connections with each other, as well as resources on campus.”

“I’ve been in Johnson for four years. I’m a big ...

“I was just looking for skater friends and a girl group. I posted on the Temple facebook group and asked if there were any girl skaters, and I got a few responses, but nothing really came of it. So I thought ‘Why don’t I put up a flyer and form a club?’ I wanted it to be legit and for people to take it seriously, and I also wanted friends to skate with. We have about 6 members so far. Skateboarding started as just a group of guys and spread like that and there really hasn’t been many girls doing it and because of that, I think a stigma has arose that it’s a guy’s sport and that girls can’t really do it as well.”

“I was just looking for skater friends and a girl ...

“I love elephants because they are powerful, but so gentle. Even though they are the largest land animal on the earth and could do major damage, they choose positivity, and to act with kindness doing the least damage. I admire their beauty, intelligence, and aura.”

“I love elephants because they are powerful, but so gentle. ...

“We brought the food to City Hall on the day of the distribution. We met up and split into several groups to distribute around the Convention Center, Chinatown, and City Hall. Those areas I just listed have a high rate of homelessness and food insecurity. I met this guy named Rodney and he was so overjoyed that we came to him. He said he was praying for something or someone to come and help him because he was starving for two days and he felt like he couldn’t go on... This gave him a little bit of hope. He was suffering from prostate cancer as well. This whole entire experience allowed me to learn the stories of the people that I helped and give them some hope and encouragement.”
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Swipes for Philadelphia is currently looking for more members for the club. For anyone who would like to join or get more information, check out their social media page @swipesforphiladelphia and OwlConnect.

“We brought the food to City Hall on the day ...

“My favorite part of being in this group is that every single year has been better. We don’t settle for anything, we push and we push and we push. There’s a hunger in this group that never gets quenched and it makes it really exciting to come back. Last year, I was part of the group that went to the ICCA finals and I thought ‘What’s gonna come after this?’ But we’re still moving more and more into new things and it’s exciting. It keeps pushing forward and that’s something I really admire and appreciate about this group.”

“My favorite part of being in this group is that ...

“I want to become a teacher because the people who’ve had the greatest impact on me are teachers. Mr. Pedone was my AP Gov teacher senior year. He was the teacher that every high school student needs. He didn’t just stick to AP Gov, he also taught us how to file taxes, get state IDs, register to vote. I feel like that’s part of what we need in education. Not so much the educator focusing on test scores, but also building better human beings in general and making you a functional person in society.”

“I want to become a teacher because the people who’ve ...

“We’re all film majors here and we wanted to do a side project that wasn’t for class. We decided that this was going to be our passion project. We’re hoping to get it edited in a month, and after that, we’re going to try to premiere it at local and national film festivals. Things are looking up. This is exciting because a lot of us are only sophomores, so this is very ambitious for us.”

“We’re all film majors here and we wanted to do ...

“Cherry Pantry opened up February 19th of this year. At the beginning, we had a lot of community support and a lot of people donated and had food drives. It was awesome. That first spring semester, we were only seeing about 30 students a week. This semester, the first couple of weeks we saw 40-50 students a week and then 60-80 and now we’re seeing upwards of 150 students a week. We’re glad that the outreach is working, as there’s students who need it. But of course, it’s a terrible thing and we wish the need wasn’t there to begin with. But we’re glad that people know and that it’s a resource that students are using. It shows how much food insecurity is a problem and I don’t even think we’ve even tapped in to its depth. I think there are more students out there who aren’t being reached by the Pantry who need it and it’s a continual work in progress to try and make sure people know about it and spread the word.”
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Food insecurity is a nationwide problem in America. In a study conducted last fall, 35% of Temple’s undergraduate student body reported being food-insecure. Cherry Pantry is open on Tuesdays/Wednesdays 1-5PM and Thursdays 4-8PM in Room 224A of the Howard Gittis Student Center. They are always looking for volunteers and donations during their operating hours. If you want more information, please contact or visit the Dean of Students office on the 3rd floor of Student Center North.

“Cherry Pantry opened up February 19th of this year. At ...

“I didn’t even know music tech was a thing when I first got to Temple. It was around October 2017 when I was going through all the majors and I found out about music tech. It’s really selective and there’s a long application process. I worked on my portfolio endlessly and that’s how I spent most of my freshman first semester. I submitted it in December and got accepted later that month. Second semester, I started music tech. My first EP Rocketeer came out in March 2018. In all that time, I probably made about 70 songs, but only 9 of them made it on it. Once you get addicted to making music, it’s like crack and you’re just stuck on it.”

“I didn’t even know music tech was a thing when ...

“When I was a little kid, I was always into movies. It was something I had always enjoyed. Some of my earliest memories was going to the theater and watching Pixar movies. I got my first camcorder when I was eight and I started doing stop-motion animation with my Legos. I’d just move the figures and take pictures and have them walk or have a lightsaber fight. From there, I started doing more live-action stuff, especially when I was in Boy Scouts and we had a movie-making competition and I did a short film. It was around 2011 or 2012 when I got my first DSLR, a Canon T3i. With every film I see now, I get more influenced and found what genres of film I like and what kind of filmmaker I want to be.”

“When I was a little kid, I was always into ...

“Filipino culture is imbedded in my identity because I’m still in touch with the language, and I feel like that’s how my mom and I got closer as I got older - we would bond through the Philippines like visiting home and watching TFC… I would definitely like to be more engaged in the culture. Coming into @tupac_d5 , I didn’t know anybody and didn’t know how it was going to turn out because I’m a shy person, but TUPAC definitely helped me come out of my shell. I think it’s because the members and I all share that common interest of wanting to learn more about our Filipino culture and dealing with the struggles of living in America with a double-identity.”

“Filipino culture is imbedded in my identity because I’m still ...

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