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April 9, 2004 | By Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the late 1970s, when inflation was rampant and memories of Watergate and the Vietnam War were still raw, Pat Toomey spent part of each school day in a high school history classroom quietly seething. It was the teacher who got under his skin. Too many lectures were about capitalism's failings, corruption in Washington, or how America was no better than the Soviet Union. None of it squared with Toomey's patriotic take on U.S. history or his budding conservative ideology. "I felt we were a great, great country, a great civilization," said Toomey, 42, who has represented the Lehigh Valley and parts of Montgomery County in the House of Representatives since 1999.
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August 27, 1999 | by Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
Division III schools don't draw the country's premier athletes. That's pretty hard to do when you can't offer scholarships. Most athletes that go the D-III route do so because they want to be able to play more than one sport, stay closer to home or simply because they aren't good enough to play at a higher level. Don't tell that to the women athletes at the College of New Jersey. This past school year, the 10 women's programs compiled a 121-31-1 record, competed in seven NCAA tournaments, captured two national second-place finishes, one third-place and won 43 of 49 events in the highly competitive New Jersey Athletic Conference.
NEWS
April 15, 1986
I am almost 60 years old, never graduated from high school, but recently I really got an education. A television reporter was interviewing students at Temple University in regard to having wine and beer on campus. One brilliant student made the statement that having beer and wine on campus is what college is all about. Isn't that odd - I always thought the purpose of college was for an education. Margaret J. Roberts Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1986 | By Dodge Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
Now that the long holiday vacation has ended, the Super Bowl is history and all that looms ahead are winter weather and long hours in the library, more than a few college students are wondering how long they and their school can stand one another - and whether they wouldn't be better off somewhere else. By this point in the school year, libraries have become zoos and dorm rooms feel like cages. Idiosyncracies that were charming in a roommate last fall are now motives for murder.
LIVING
August 9, 1987 | By Dodge Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
College interviews are a sport almost any high school senior can learn to play competently, even gracefully. As in tennis or badminton, quality depends on the skill of both sides, and a sparkling volley is exhilarating. But in interviews, players aren't adversaries. Ideally, each helps the other play his or her best - and learn in the process whether a student and a college are right for each other. And both can win, even if one or the other decides that the answer is no. College interviews may sound about as thrilling as root-canal work, but, actually, most are a lot of fun. Championship play during interviewing means knowing the rules, so here are some tips to help your game.
SPORTS
April 27, 2008 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph's Prep offensive lineman Mark Arcidiacono will announce his college destination in a press conference at his school on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Arcidiacono, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound junior who has 11 scholarship offers, said yesterday that he has narrowed his choices to Penn State, Florida and Rutgers. "I want to get the decision behind me so I can concentrate on my senior football season," the 17-year-old from Holland, Bucks County, said. Arcidiacono, the oldest of eight children, attended spring football games at Florida and Penn State.
NEWS
March 26, 2013
These South Jersey players have committed to attend colleges on baseball scholarships. Player   High school   College    Christian Adorno   St. Augustine   Wilmington    Frank Angeloni   Highland   Concordia    Tom Bradway   Mainland   Lafayette    Barry Buchowski   St. Augustine   Tulane    Nick Cieri   Rancocas Valley   Maryland    Trevor Datz   Pitman   Univ. of Sciences    Jarrett DeHart   Shawnee   Louisiana State    Derek DeMaria   Gloucester Catholic   Philadelphia    Troy Dixon   Egg Harbor Twp.   St.
NEWS
August 12, 1999 | by Shantee Woodards, Daily News Staff Writer
When she grows up, 12-year-old Lisa Womack wants to be a landscaper, hospital worker or telephone operator. College might help her expand her dreams. With the help of a new grant program, Lisa and many other city students will get extra help toward their education. "This is not a sprint. This is a long-distance run," said U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., of Philadelphia, at a press conference yesterday introducing his "Gear Up" grant program. The program works with low-income students, beginning no later than seventh grade.
NEWS
December 9, 1989
Everybody wants to be fancy. Especially schools. So there's a move afoot to allow virtually all the colleges in New Jersey to call themselves universities. Nothing else will change. They won't get any bigger or any better. They will just have fancy new names. This could come through that great academician, Assemblyman John Rocco of Cherry Hill, who wants to remove virtually all restrictions on the use of the term "university" - for marketing purposes. Rocco notes that 40 percent of New Jersey kids go out of state to college, failing to note that a kid who's off to Yale will not go to Jersey City State College even if you rename it Oxford University.
SPORTS
April 26, 2007 | By Mel Greenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
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September 20, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
TEMPLE STILL has never won at Penn State, although there was a 7-7 tie in 1950. And since there are no future meetings scheduled, who knows when or even if the Owls will get more chances? In last season's opener, they beat the Nittany Lions for the first time in 74 years by scoring the last 27 points. This time, on an afternoon when Penn State chose to honor the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno taking over the program, they never led. It was 7-7 midway through the first quarter, 21-10 at the half and 27-24 with eight minutes to go. The Owls (1-2)
SPORTS
September 18, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Hard to believe it's only Sept. 17 and we're just into the third week of a 15-week college football season but we're already talking about potential playoff elimination games. The top three teams in this week's Associated Press poll all face games on the road against ranked opponents: No. 1 Alabama at No. 19 Mississippi, second-ranked Florida State at No. 10 Louisville, and No. 3 Ohio State at 14th-ranked Oklahoma. What's even more heavenly is that no two contests are being televised at the same time.
SPORTS
September 18, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Florida State at Louisville, noon, 6ABC: This heavyweight matchup pits the Seminoles, who have outscored opponents, 84-12, in the last six quarters, against the Cardinals, whose quarterback, Lamar Jackson, has amassed 1,015 yards of total offense in two games while accounting for 13 touchdowns. Alabama at Mississippi, 3:30 p.m., CBS3: The top-ranked Crimson Tide have never lost games in three straight seasons to the same opponent since Nick Saban has been head coach, but the Rebels get their chance at home with quarterback Chad Kelly trying to dent a rock-solid Alabama defense.
NEWS
September 15, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Joan Mazzotti always has a story about a student who has faced tough circumstances but has persevered to get to and through college - with her organization's help. In Mazzotti's more than 16 years at the helm of Philadelphia Futures, the nonprofit organization has shepherded more than 500 students through cash-strapped public high schools in the city and on to college. Among them were two Haitian-born orphans whom she and her husband mentored. Now, Mazzotti herself is preparing to take a culminating step.
NEWS
September 14, 2016
The Philadelphia Education Fund has received a $3 million federal grant to help prepare students at five city high schools for college. The money awarded to the fund's College Access Program will be used over the five years to create college-going cultures at the schools and to help 1,200 students apply for college, obtain financial aid and attend college after they complete high school. The five high schools that will share in the grant are Kensington CAPA, Olney Charter, John Bartram, Robeson and Roxborough.
NEWS
September 13, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
No one knows how long Rowan University's water has been contaminated with lead. When the university announced this month that it had found elevated lead levels in the water of several buildings on its main campus in Glassboro, it could not say how many generations of students may have been drinking contaminated water. It simply doesn't know. When lead is present in water, humans can't taste, smell, or see it — it can only be detected by testing the water. And Rowan, as far as administrators can tell, has never conducted any real testing of its water, other than at its child-care facilities.
SPORTS
September 12, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
IF CARSON Wentz's first NFL start, Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, goes anything like his first college start, Eagles fans will be ready to dye their hair red and throw him a parade. On Aug. 30, 2014, Wentz took the helm of the FCS North Dakota State Bison against Iowa State, an FBS school, at Ames, Iowa. The Bison fell behind, 14-0, early, in front of a hostile crowd of 54,800 at Jack Trice Stadium. "Carson just got the guys together in the huddle, and I remember he was like, 'Hey, we're going to put a drive together here.' I think it was literally the next play, our running back (John Crockett, now on IR with Green Bay)
BUSINESS
September 12, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
The setting: the Weymouth building of Lancaster Court Apartments. The event: move-in day at St. Joseph's University. The mood: tired and sweaty from carrying so much stuff up so many steps as temperatures climbed, too, into the 90s. The exception to this overall miserable scene late last month: Isabela Garcia. A 19-year-old sophomore from Panama, Garcia was the picture of Zen, chilling in her air-conditioned room while two guys lugged in seven boxes, two duffel bags, and two large trash bags full of her belongings, as well as a plastic cabinet, a hamper, a comforter, and a mini-fridge.
NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Several local colleges, including Harcum, Peirce, and Community College of Philadelphia, are reaching out to students who have been displaced by the sudden closing of ITT Technical Institute's campuses. "ITT Tech had been offering several comparable programs to Harcum's, in business and criminal justice, for instance," Jon Jay DeTemple, president of the Bryn Mawr-based Harcum College, said. "Harcum would like to help these students continue their education here, since several ITT campuses are within the Philly region and a comfortable commuting distance to either our Bryn Mawr campus or our partnership sites.
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