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Summer’s on Deck as the Semester Nears an End April 23, 2010

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. No, it’s not the holiday season, but it is nearing the end of the spring semester and my sophomore year at Temple. Yes, finals are quickly approaching and I’m already grinding the coffee for study days, but come May 12, summer break will be king. Before junior year rolls around this fall, I will have had some hands-on experience in the media world and a summer course to add to the resume.

Over the summer, I’ll be taking an online journalism course, Journalism Research. This course is solely based online and will be over before July starts! Additionally, WFMZ-TV in Berks County has granted me a great opportunity as a journalism student to get hands-on and real world experience this summer as an intern in their news department.

Of course, mixed in with the business side of things, I’ll be soaking up the sun and sitting pool side. You may also find me at the Reading Phillies entertaining the crowd as one of the team’s mascots or operating a Phan Cam throughout the stadium. Some good ol’ rest and relaxation will round out the summer months before its time to return to Temple in August. Be sure to follow the blog all summer long for posts and updates on what’s going on in my world!

Phils’ Baseball is Back at the ‘Bank’ April 15, 2010

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Wednesday evening was a great day to be in attendance at Citizens Bank Park. In the second home game of the 2010 season, the Phillies pounded the Washington Nationals, 14-7. Philles fans continued to celebrate Opening Week as Chase Utley and Shane Victorino sent the Liberty Bell swinging, with a combined total of 3 home runs and 9 RBIs.

The “Bank” is also home to one of the twenty Phillie Phanatic statues displayed throughout the City of Brotherly Love as part of the “Phanatic Around Town” celebration.

The Phillie Phanatic statue on display at Citizens Bank Park.

Mangiare al Ralph’s! April 9, 2010

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Mangia! Ralph’s Italian Restaurant in South Philly is the oldest family-run Italian eatery in America (and boy, do they boast about it!). Ralph’s opened in 1900 and is just a few steps from Philly’s Italian Market. A long-list of star-studded celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Connie Mack, and Sammy Davis, Jr., have dined in the historical row house. The restaurant has garnered countless awards for the delicious Italian fare.

Being a lover of Italian food, Ralph’s was a perfect choice for my roommate’s birthday dinner Friday evening. If you’re looking for some delicious spaghetti and meatballs, this is the place to dine. The portions are just right and the atmosphere is unbeatable.

Spring at Temple April 5, 2010

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Spring has arrived and so have the record-high temperatures for the month of April, causing foliage to bloom early around the city. This cherry blossom tree near Anderson Hall is one of the many around Temple’s main campus that have been tricked by the warm weather.