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February 20, 1992 | By Edward Colimore, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bianca Beatty took a 20-minute bus ride from West Philadelphia High School yesterday - and stepped out to a whole new world. A world of handsome school buildings and landscaped grounds. Large classrooms. Cozy dorm rooms. And green, manicured playing fields. This was St. Joseph's University and Beatty found it "kind of overwhelming," to put it mildly. She and 10 other juniors and seniors from West Philadelphia High toured the university as part of the College Access Program, an effort to increase the college-going rate of Philadelphia public high school graduates.
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June 23, 1988 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jennifer Conahan, David Harris and John Doe all changed their majors. Deniz Bucak stayed with his original choice - physics - and Candi Polsky decided she loved studying political science and still plans to attend law school when she graduates. After their freshman year away from home, five 1987 Haverford High School graduates have settled into college life - a little wiser, a little happier and a little smarter than they were. They have all returned home from schools as far away as Illinois and North Carolina, enthusiastic about the last year's studies and new friendships and freedoms that college provided.
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May 10, 2001 | By Gloria A. Hoffner INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Proclamation Presbyterian Church, 278 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, will hold "Preparing to Artfully Navigate Today's Academy: A Christian Map for Life at College," from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 19. The conference is for all high school juniors, seniors and parents. It is sponsored by the GreenTree Campus Ministries at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. Admission is $25 per student and $15 per parent. For information, call 610-642-2935. Evangelization Mass St. Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church, 2430 N. Providence Rd., Upper Providence, will celebrate an Evangelization Mass and social at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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March 22, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I would like to tell "Possibly Paddled Pledge" that joining a sorority was one of the best parts of college for me. My sorority had paddles. We NEVER I used them to hit anyone. Our national organization, as well as our university, would have been furious. Hazing is illegal and should not be tolerated. I say, give the Greek life a try, but if someone ever lifts a finger toward you, report her to your panhellenic organization and the dean of students immediately.
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July 12, 1987 | By Tanya Barrientos, Inquirer Staff Writer
They looked like refugees waiting to be admitted to a new world, and in a way they were. About 300 young men and women were in line Tuesday morning clutching pillows, holding suitcases and looking around nervously. Welcome to college, or at least the sneak preview. During the month of July, about 1,500 college freshmen will come to West Chester University for freshman orientation, a three-day crash course in college life. They'll live in a dorm room with a roommate.
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October 2, 2009 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
SELINSGROVE, Pa. - About 5 in the afternoon, they started to gather on this central Pennsylvania college campus: The shih tzu brothers Boomer and Otis; Maggie, a lumbering chocolate lab; Cole and Chase, the David and Goliath of the bunch, of course named after Phillies; and the talented Bunsen, the boxer mix who has his own blog and can eat treats he flips off his nose. Then it was time to send in the homesick freshmen. "You're cute! You look like my dog," said Kayla Springer, 18, a biology major from Kennett Square, who was fussing over Chase, a border collie/German shepherd.
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May 31, 2008 | By Sean Coit
We've renamed our college-writer series "Off Campus. " Writers in or just out of college explore the issues of the day from their unique viewpoint. You might have noticed us on the morning train, at the watercooler, or hurrying down Market Street with lunch for the whole office. Maybe you bumped into us in the elevator, and wondered what a college kid was doing in a shirt and tie at 9 a.m. Perhaps you'll notice it this summer, when instead of a lifeguard tank-top or a fast-food uniform, the 20-year-old from next door pulls out of the driveway in business casual.
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July 25, 2005 | By Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"Three Dimensional" came together quickly. But teenagers Jade Spence, Eona Harrison and Erreon Chambers put themselves out, forming the group and writing song lyrics in just a few days. Now comes the hard part: performing for their classmates, who will judge whether the trio is worth "signing. " Welcome to "Hip Hop Camp," a new summer program for Philadelphia teenagers at Arcadia University in Glenside. Funded by a federal program that encourages college preparation, the one-week camp, which ends tomorrow, teaches its enrollees the history of hip-hop, its different styles, and the business side of the music industry.
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March 23, 2012 | Amity Shlaes
By Amity Shlaes As they send in the deposits for their darlings' college dorm rooms and tuition, parents may be thinking of the recent hate-crime conviction of a former student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Dharun Ravi secretly taped his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having sex with another man in their room and then shared the video. Clementi subsequently committed suicide. Most parents quickly tell themselves to move on. After all, there is little chance that their child's roommate will be so heinous as to record someone else's private life; there's little chance their child would tape someone else; and there's little chance their child would commit suicide.
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October 23, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
MANY TIMES, usually at the end of practices, Jahlil Okafor will playfully palm the head of someone in the 76ers organization as the players gather for some words from coach Brett Brown before they head to the foul line to get in their final work of the day. Because his hands are so enormous, his grip usually encompasses pretty much the whole head, no matter who it is. Okafor is every bit of a man-child. The man part is obvious, from his hulking 6-11, 270-pound physique and booming voice, which sounds as though it is being electronically enhanced, like someone who wants to remain anonymous in an interview.
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February 27, 2015
IT'S AN INTERESTING proposal. Last week, The Diamondback - the University of Maryland student newspaper of which I am proud alum - broke a story that the Big Ten Conference was going to discuss making football and men's basketball players spend a year in college before they would be eligible to compete. Certainly, a lot of ground must be covered between discussing a "Year of Readiness" proposal to something concrete actually happening, but I would ask, "Why not?" I understand the concerns, and if I were a men's basketball or football coach in the Big Ten, I'd be just like Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo in saying, "I'm not sure I'd do that.
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February 5, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chapelle Cook doesn't want to waste any time. After the senior linebacker from New Jersey's Lakewood High signs a letter of intent to attend Temple on Wednesday, he's ready to get down to business. More than anything, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Cook can't wait to get his hands on a Temple playbook. Even though Cook is relatively new to the sport, he doesn't expect an extended period to adjust to college football. "When I get to college, this is a business to me," Cook said. "I know what is at stake.
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February 5, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cherry Hill West senior Sarah McGlinn likes being in the middle of the action on the soccer field. She wanted the same for her college life. "It's the city, there's always something going on," McGlinn said of her decision to sign Wednesday with Temple University on a soccer scholarship. McGlinn committed to the school in 2014 but made her official visit to the North Broad Street campus last weekend. The trip only cemented her belief that she wanted to continue her athletic and academic career at Temple.
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February 21, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - One month after Hobey Baker Award favorite Johnny Gaudreau netted three points against his team, the coach of the 10th-ranked team in college hockey sent the sport buzzing with his words. For Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute coach Seth Appert, his press conference wasn't a shot at Gaudreau, the Boston College star from Gloucester Catholic High. It was just his opinion. Appert couldn't help but gush about a Flyers draft pick after being torched by his Union College team twice in one weekend.
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May 13, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lower Merion High School graduate Jeffrie "Yofray" Ray and friend Arya Toufanian posted their first YouTube video under the I'm Shmacked label in September 2011. With a stated goal of offering a window into modern college life, the 31/2-minute clip followed Temple University students as they walked around campus, guzzled beer and liquor, and went to a hip-hop show. It has since racked up more than 225,000 views, and I'm Shmacked has morphed into a full-time business for Ray and Toufanian.
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March 26, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SYRACUSE POINT guard Michael Carter-Williams had more than basketball on his mind on Sunday. A day earlier, his mother's home in Hamilton, Mass., caught fire while the Orange played California in the third-round of the NCAA Tournament. According to WCVB in Boston, Carter-Williams' stepfather and younger brothers were in the home when the fire broke out. His mother, however, was watching the game at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. No injuries were reported. The TV station reported that flames began shooting through the roof at approximately 10:15 p.m., not long after the game began.
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October 30, 2012 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
For a man whose mission has been to make a college campus more open and accepting of difference, Jose Rodriguez's office is exactly as it should be. In cramped Room 208 of the Lares Building at Penn State Abington, he is pleasantly besieged. On the couch, a Latina from Philadelphia studies with a freshman who immigrated three years ago from Saudi Arabia. A Muslim student drops by to borrow a prayer rug. The parade in and out is ceaseless. Unruffled by the commotion around him, Rodriguez types e-mail correspondence for yet another event that he - both the director of intercultural affairs and the men's and women's cross-country track coach - is putting together.
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October 11, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Josh Hart, a 6-foot-4 swingman from Sidwell Friends School in Washington, said Wednesday he has chosen to play college basketball at Villanova starting next fall. Hart, who averaged 20 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists last season for Sidwell, chose Villanova over Penn State and Rutgers. He has been rated among ESPN's top 100 high school seniors and was ranked 18th among the nation's shooting guards by Scout.com. "It was tough just because of the relationship I had with all the coaches over the last week or two," Hart said in a telephone interview.
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April 25, 2012 | By James Osborne, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Faculty from across New Jersey's state college campuses protested Wednesday as tensions with Gov. Christie continue to grow over proposals to freeze professors' pay and cut benefits. Christie has called for four-year salary freezes and an end to perks such as guaranteed sabbaticals, a staple of academic life, at the state's nine nonresearch universities, which do not include Rutgers or the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, according to faculty union officials who have been involved in contract talks.
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