Nutshell is a fun, weekly newsletter specifically tailored for Temple University students. Find original stories, lists and other content here designed to help Owls navigate life at Temple.
From college students to alumni: resources explained
Just when everyone figures out everything about being Temple students, it’s time to graduate.
Caps that slay, this way
Can you even graduate if you don’t decorate your grad cap??? Well, yeah. But it’s more fun if you do!
Bye bye plastic: How to use less on campus
Between balancing heavy workloads, trying to stack funds, exploring Philly and catching up on The Act every Wednesday (even though it...
Stuff to do, more stuff to do
Someone told us one time that the best way to slay during final projects and papers is to give. Ourselves. A.
Mumps 101: Your questions answered by an infectious disease specialist
Professor of Medicine Peter Axelrod, an infectious disease physician at Temple University Hospital, answers comm
11 Women/ Femme Student Groups On Campus You Should Know
Yeah, we know that girls run the world (hiiii, Beyoncé), but for many it starts...
Your Alternative Spring Break Move: 4 Ways to Spread Good
Sure, catching rays in Cabo or bingeing Real Housewives may sound like the perf way to spend spring break, but giving back sounds pretty...
4 spots on campus where black history lives
Philadelphia is rich in African American culture and Temple is no exception.
Temple Scholarships to Apply for ASAP
Real talk: Paying for college is hard. Like most people, you're probably looking for some extra moolah to help offset costs.
11 things to do this winter (besides watch Netflix under a blanket)
Philly, we love you, but these winters make us question that love.
New Year, New You: 3 Ways to Get Active on Campus in 2019
In addition to cutting back on your too frequent Starbies trips and eating fewer decadent waffle fries from...
Nutshell's fave tweets from 2018
OK, we can’t actually say "bye" until we share our fave tweets from th
Ask An Owl: How Do You Get Through Finals?
Finals might have you feeling overwhelmed, so we asked a few peeps how they stay on top of it all.
Exactly How To Talk To Your Peeps Back Home
A lot of feels can spring up when you leave campus and go home for winter break. Some happy, some ... jumbled...
Fun Stuff Alert: Things To Do On And Off Campus
Real talk: Y'all are going to be out of here in, like, three and a half weeks. Yes, THAT soon.
The Truck Stops Here: Taste of India
Don’t exile us for saying this, but sometimes we want more than pizza.
How To Ball On A College Budget
Just being a Temple student gives you the automatic right to brag at the family table...
Creep Vibes: Spooky Thrillers Filmed In And Around Philly
DYK that PA is the horror capital of the U.S.
What You Need To Know About LGBTQIA+ Resources On Campus
If a bedazzled tree falls down and no one is around to hear it, did it actually happen?
What Study Spots On Campus Reveal About Your Personality
You’re almost halfway through the semester, and midterms (gasp!) and finals (double gasp!) are def...
6 things you need to know before you apply to study abroad
How does speaking enough Italian to order the most insane cup of gelato or mastering the puzzle that is the...
Why you shouldn’t wait until you’re alumni to check out the Temple University Alumni Association (TUAA)
DYK there are 332,000 Temple alumni worldwide?
Street Smarts 101: How to make sure you always get home safe and other stuff every Owl should know.
You know that feeling when you think you’re going to finish up at the TECH at 7 p.m.
6 Tips for Being a Good Neighbor
Yessssssssssss, you’re living off campus (perhaps for the first time ever) and have a pad all to yourself. Look at you being an adult!...
12 wallet-friendly things to do this month
We wanna join some new clubs at TempleFest, and get a free ride to Old City for First Friday and go see some weird-in-the-best-way...
Temple Insider's Guide: Things you're gonna want to know ASAP
Remember that time you went to new student orientation and then immediately forgot everything besides how pu
Temple Insider's Guide: Stuff you're def nervous about
In a couple days your parents, grandparents, siblings and support systems will be helping you move in. And then … they’re going to leave...
Temple Insider's Guide: Temple lingo
These words and phrases, as weird as they may be, will be a major part of your vocabulary as an Owl.
Temple Insider's Guide: Welcome Week 2018 things to do
There’s a lot to do, peeps, and it doesn’t all involve unloading your Target haul into your dorm room #twinklelights.
How to draw the Temple "T" on your graduation cap
The "T" can be a little tricky, even for someone who's about to graduate college.
The Truck Stops Here: 4 Brothers Loco Flavor
We love Beury Beach, but it doesn’t always offer the island vibe we crave during finals week.
JOB ALERT: We’re hiring our next student vlogger
Breaking news, Owls. One of the coolest on-campus jobs is about to be available. We’re looking for our next student vlogger!!!
6 tips for dealing with your landlord and that rental apartment life
Friends, the thing about renting an apartment is you gotta deal with someone new, and we’re not talking about a new pizza delivery dude...
Top 10 classes to take this summer
Owls never stop their hustle, even in the summer. Gym. Tan. Laundry. Working at the T-shirt shop. Hahaha, kidding.
You got it! 12 things to do before the semester ends
Guys, if we watch one more episode of The Office, Netflix is going to start feeling bad for us.
The Truck Stops Here: Richie's Lunch Box
What do we want? Egg and cheese! When do we want it? Now! Forever! Always.
What Black History Month means to Owls
History lives in the stories we tell, and we’ve got stories to tell. Charles L.
Cherry Pantry opens to help fight hunger at Temple
Listen up, Owls: A recent survey found that nearly 35 percent of Temple students are considered food insecure (we’ll explain exactly...
The new, the essential, the out of the box: 6 student clubs and organizations you won’t want to miss
We started counting all of the student clubs and organizations on campus—Nutshell doesn’t have much going on—and when we got to 300-...
Mental health 101: Signs of anxiety and depression and what to do
It’s OK to not be OK. But we want you to be as OK as possible, OK?
9 things to do on and off campus this winter
Perseverance conquers. Perseverance conquers. Perseverance conquers.
From rapping grads to Bob Saget prayers: Nutshell’s favorite tweets of 2017
Um, is it 2018 already??? Guess time flies when you’re an Owl (lol). Looking back, Nutshell did A LOT this year—we sent you an email...
Milk and business: 5 cool ventures that have worked with Blackstone LaunchPad
Nutshell has some serious #goals.
Coffee, dogs and snacks: Achieve zen status at the Library's Crunch Time Café
Breathe in. We can’t believe classes are almost over. Breathe out. Breathe in.
What a football player eats in a day
Dear diary, Today I will eat at least 5,000 calories and burn, like, half of them lifting and playing football.
The Truck Stops Here: Chop! Chop! Lunch Truck
We are grateful for pork. And for pickled carrots. And for bread (REALLY thankful for bread).
(Mostly) free stuff to do before the end of the semester
Someone once said “we ain’t ever getting older,” but it *kind of* seems like we’re getting older every minute.
Get spooked: Freaky Temple connections
Raise your hand if Hooter from the ’80s got you shook. Now, picture old school Hooter dancing. Scared yet?
Ask an Owl: What are you being for Halloween?
Watch this vid to find out what costumes some Owls came up with.
12 of the coolest classes at Temple
We’re not talking about the Chemistry of Wine—it is cool, but we’re pretty sure people who don’t even go here know about that
Drinking 101: What to do when your friend’s had too much
Listen up, peeps. It was just Homecoming, midterms are wrapping up and Halloween is right around the corner—basically, it’s peak party...
We’re with the band: 5 times the Diamond Marching Band blew us away
We don’t know about you, Owls, but when we grow up, we want to be in the band. Or at least with the band.
Homecoming 2017: Top events for students
Mismatched socks, check. Neon fanny pack, check. A tub of glitter we plan to glue to a golf cart, check.
7 resources you didn’t know the library has
DYK that some textbooks are available as e-books, aka digital books that are cheaper and not heavy?
Join a club, wear white and be an adult: Things to do during the beginning of the semester
We’ve got a challenge for you: The next time Netflix asks if you are still watching, say no. JUST SAY NO.
Temple Survival Guide: How to Pay for Public Transportation
For a subway system that’s so easy to navigate, the fares are surprisingly cray.
Temple Survival Guide: 3 Ways to Make the Most Out of College
Your time at Temple is going to fly by so be sure to make the most of it. But, um, what exactly does that mean?
Temple Survival Guide: Temple Lingo 101
FroGro? Huh? Watch this video to truly understand Temple Lingo!
Temple Survival Guide: 5 Things You Should Know About Life at Temple
So, you’re going to be on campus in like five minutes and we’ve done a pretty good job to prep you.
Temple Survival Guide: Where to Spend Your Diamond $$$
You’ve probably figured out that your OWLcard is important to keep handy.
Temple Survival Guide: Your Welcome Week Itinerary
A carnival, a massive tug-of-war match, an outdoor roller rink. Dueling pianos!!!
Making a list: What to know for graduation day
Congratulations, grads! You’re officially, certifiably old.
Seven ways to keep calm during finals
Keep calm and kick it on Beury Beach. Keep calm and yoga on. Keep calm and cry at the return of those adorable pups!!!
The Truck Stops Here: The Fruit Salad & Smoothie Truck
It’s so easy to get lost in the Montgomery Avenue sea of egg-and-cheese on long rolls and pizza and meat over rice platters.
Burgers, biz, boots with the fur: 10 things to do before semester's end
Never mind that filthy snow residue, guys: Spring is here! The flowers are rising and the school year is waning!
The Truck Stops Here: Chicken Heaven
Someone once said that heaven is a place on earth. To which we said back: Heaven is a food truck on Temple’s campus!
Love Don’t Cost a Thing: Seven ways to celebrate Valentine's Day affordably
Love don't cost a thing...we all know that’s what JLo said, but let’s get real: Our boos so want to be taken out for Valentine’s Day and...
The Truck Stops Here: Temple Teppanyaki
Listen, Owls, we won’t dance—or shiver—around the issue: February is super-cold and the idea of standing in line for a meal you’ve never...
Two cents: What to know about advising at Temple
You’re gonna have so many questions while you’re at Temple. But the good news is that Nutshell will always be here to offer you our two...
’Tis the season: Eight ways to hop into 2017
Ah, the start of a new year. ’Tis the season to do more. Tis the season to tweet about resolutions you’ll never keep!
The Truck Stops Here: Kobawoo Express
Move over, avocados—there’s a new hot food on the scene and it’s called kimchi.
The Truck Stops Here: Ray's
Speaking of making important decisions, aren’t you sick of choosing between bacon and sausage? Us too.
Six cherry-and-white costume ideas for Temple students
We have so many good ideas for Halloween! We’re going to make the most epic costumes campus has ever seen!
Stranger Temple: Four campus myths worth knowing
So, you’re walking through campus and there are, like, no squirrels anywhere. Suddenly you feel a chill down your back.
Get outta town: 5 weekend trip ideas for Temple students
We know there are, like, 1,549,237 things to do in Philly on the weekends, but sometimes you just gotta go. Fly the nest!
Ask an Owl: What's behind this fence?
There's something new popping up on 15th Street and Montgomery Avenue in Fall 2017. Can you guess what it is?
BYO ROYGBIV: Celebrate National Coming Out Week all year long
Alright, Owls, here’s the 411: Today’s the start of NCOW (not to be confused with NCOD).
The Truck Stops Here: Mexican Grill Stand
They say the best things come in small packages. We’re not sure who they are, but we’re sure that they’re wrong.
Nick Cannon, golf carts, cake: Homecoming 2016 events for students
Nothing says coming home like some golf carts coming around the corner.
Escape the noise: Quiet places to study on campus
Yup, Owls. It’s that time of the year, when the studying ramps up and the noise seems to follow.
Five projects transforming Temple you’ll totally dig
No, guys, that ginormous hole in the ground near Liacouras Walk is not an archaeological dig for fossils. It’s also not making way for a...
Ryan Gosling, Ryan Howard, cake: Nine ways to ring in the new semester
As much as we loved last school year, we are def ready for another that’s bigger and better.
A Guide to Temple Lingo
Fourth meal, the beach and those crazy Temple squirrels. Brush up on some campus lingo to make the most of your student experience.
Temple Survival Guide: How to get around Philly
You’re an Owl now, and everyone keeps telling you that you can fly, fly, fly, and then, just when you’re ready to take off, you realize...
Temple Survival Guide: Where to use your acres of Diamond Dollars
Good news, guys: That OWLcard of yours has more purpose than just getting you into buildings and flaunting an embarrassing mugshot.
Temple Survival Guide: What you need to kick off the football season
K, Owls. So, next Friday. It’s a date? We’ll pick you up. Just remember to wear cherry and paint your face and carry a clear bag.
Temple Survival Guide: 11 ways to save money that don’t include ramen
If we a had a dime for every time we heard a ramen noodle joke about college, we’d be swimming in gold coins and tossing Benjamins from...
Temple Survival Guide: The do's and don’ts of being a good roommate
If you’ve just moved into your new room, please do us a major favor and look up from your phone and say hi to your roomie. Roomie, you...
Temple Survival Guide: Your College Bucket List
We don’t wanna get sentimental, but your time as a Temple student is going to fly—owl pun def intended.
Temple Survival Guide: Getting a taste of the food truck scene
Remember when you were growing up and the ice cream truck would roll through your neighborhood and you’d hear the jingle and scramble to...
Just like Disney World: Nine things to do during finals
Ah, enchanting kingdoms, exotic animals, towering roller coasters—where else can you feel the magic and splendor of Walt Temple World?...
Five ways to prepare for the interview
Seriously, guys, that upcoming job interview is really just a walk in the park.
The truck stops here: Caribbean Feast
We know you have lots to do before you finish the semester and drive off into the sunset to spend your summer tanning at the Jersey...
Bounce into spring: 13 things to do in April
April showers bring...no. Seriously, Mother Nature, do us a solid and let this month be sunny and springy and warm.
Time marches on: 16 ways to spend time in March
And just like that, break is over. Soon the semester will be, too.
10 for 10: Facts about Club TECH
It’s been 10 years since the TECH Center opened, and since then Owls have visited more than 10 million times (we’d guess Temple students...
The truck stops here: Burger Tank
They’re not your mama’s burgers. Or your mama’s grilled cheeses, for that matter.
Ask an Owl: Who founded Temple University?
Hey Owls, it's time to test your university knowledge: Do you know who founded Temple? Watch and learn!
All 29 of them: 15 ways to pass the days in February
Is it just us, or does the shortest month of the year seem to last forever?
Current students: 8 tips for filling out your FAFSA
Stupid FAFSA, I hate you, FAFSA, don’t make me, FAFSA...may I please have some money, FAFSA?
Homecoming isn’t just for alumni anymore
Now it’s also for Fetty Wap. And you, Owls—there will be a metaphorical fall harvest of fun stuff for students during Homecoming weekend...