Temple senior James Lafferty will be juggling his course load as an economics and political science major with a real-world lesson in politics—serving on the Sharon Hill Borough Council. Lafferty was elected to the seven-member council in the town where he has lived since he was a baby. "When I knocked on doors, people were saying they're really happy to see someone in this generation get involved," he said. He said his college courses on economics and politics helped him make plans he wanted to enact in office. Next year, he will start law school (he has been accepted at Temple and was waiting to hear from Penn).