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.
8 end-of-semester activities for December
Tis’ the season to fill your time with fun! Explore our list of December activities both on and off campus.
Your guide to self-care on campus: 2023 edition
Find ways to thrive with Temple’s mental health resources.
Your guide to beating mid-and late-semester burnout
Discover new ways to avoid burnout and finish off the semester strong.
First gen-etics: Meet bio major Nala Hamilton
The award-winning senior sat down with Nutshell to share tips and wisdom about her first-generation experience.
Intern adventures: An inside look at one Owl’s experience working in mechanical fabrication
Junior Shaye Harrer assembled metal structures with this mechanical fabrication internship at TAIT Towers, an architectural engineering...
What college life is like for students in Philadelphia
We asked Class of 2023 graduates to share highlights from their Philadelphia college experience. Here’s what they told us.
A guide to classes, programs and clubs that celebrate Hispanic identity and culture
Here at Temple there are so many ways to explore Hispanic culture all year long.
Intern adventures: A look at an Owl’s experience studying invasive plants
Kelly Meinert, Class of 2024, worked on a research project about invasive plants at Temple Forest Observatory over the summer.
Intern adventures: A look at an Owl’s experience working for a tech startup
Zachary Fajge, Class of 2026, spent the summer interning in Jerusalem with the tech startup Supplyve, which offers inventory management...
Intern adventures: A look at one Owl’s experience working in global energy sales
Senior Jackie Neckers spent the summer in Houston, where she interned with Macquarie Group’s energy corporate sales team.
Meet TUSafe, Temple’s new safety app
The app will launch Monday, Aug. 14, and will replace RAVE Temple Guardian as the university’s one-touch personal safety mobile app.
Intern adventures: A look at an Owl’s experience working in minor league baseball
Junior Chris Duong is knocking it out of the park with this sports PR internship.
4 things I wish I knew as a first-year college student
I’m sharing some of the things I wish I knew as a first-year student so you can hit the ground running as soon as you land on campus....
How to thrive in college
College is hard. We asked Class of 2023 graduates to share the advice they would give their first-year selves if they could go back in...
8 Transfer student resources that will help make your transition to Temple a smooth one
This list of resources will be your guide to an easy transition to Temple.
Intern adventures: An inside look at one Owl’s experience working at 6abc
Graduating senior Steven Escobar is getting hands-on experience in his dream industry—broadcast news!
Helpful tips and advice for transfer students
We talked to some current transfer students to get their advice on how to make a smooth transition to Owl country.
5 minutes with … Lexis Trechak, TikTok star
Make your way to the floor and side-step, shimmy or pirouette into the lore to find out what makes this influencer, leader and scholar...
Get to know Temple's campus safety resources
Five essential safety services available from Temple’s Department of Public Safety.
Resources for finding volunteer opportunities on and around campus
Learn about local volunteer offerings to get involved in your community at Temple and around Philadelphia.
What do you meme you can get sued for that social post?
Donald Harris, a Temple professor and expert on intellectual property law, explains everything you need to know about protecting...
Find out which Philly-area artist matches with your Temple school or college choice
Music to get you in a Temple and Philly state of mind.
Going back in time for "Groundhog Day"
In honor of Groundhog Day, and the movie it inspired, we asked Owls to reflect on what day they would choose to relive.
10 fun things to do on a snow day
We’ve got a few fun activities on our to-do list to share with you for when Jack Frost visits campus.
Sustainable classes, organizations and resources on campus
Learn more about ways to get involved with sustainability on campus!
5 sustainable things on campus you might not know about
Discover the ways in which Temple is striving for sustainability. Some of them are hiding in plain sight.
7 activities to do before the semester makes a full stop
Who says you need snow to make a holiday? Take a peek at these various events on and surrounding campus and show some pride!
The ultimate list of resources for first-generation students
Nearly 1 in 3 Temple students are first-generation.
5 Tips for using Temple Libraries
Steven Bell, associate university librarian, discusses important tips for using Temple Libraries that can help every student be more...
The truck stops here: The Crepe Truck
A fresh crepe wrapped around a mouthwatering combination of fruit, Nutella, and whipped cream is a welcome treat all year around.
Meet Temple’s alumni horror directors
Whether it’s Stranger Things, Black Mirror or It, Owls are everywhere in the horror media production industry.
The Halloween scoop: Temple’s freakiest connections
Our founder’s ghost, a collection of teeth, horror franchises and creepy comedies.
The Truck Stops Here: Mexican Grill Stand
Craving a steamy combination of soft tortillas, braised beef, fresh onions and a dollop of sour cream?
A guide to LGBTQ+ organizations on campus
These LGBTQ+ organizations provide a place for Owls of all identities to support one another and explore their passions.
The Temple students’ guide to registering to vote in 2022
Answers to your questions about where, how and why to register to vote.
9 Interesting Student Organizations
9 organizations/clubs to check out for the beginning of the school year
8 ways student health services can help you stay healthy this semester
Find out more about all the free and low-cost health services Temple’s Student Health Services offers to students.
Six things to know about Temple’s new Flight service
Flight has been redesigned as a fixed-route nighttime service for night Owls on the go.
Your guide to Weeks of Welcome and Convocation 2022
Jump headfirst into the school year with these fun and exciting events spread out over the course of the next few weeks!
Calling all Owls. We’re hiring our next student vlogger
Breaking news! One of the coolest on-campus jobs is about to be available.
10 classes for making your summer interesting AND educational
Check out this list of classes for getting the most out of your summer break
The perfect spot for your specific study needs
We’ve made it over halfway through the semester, and with projects in full swing and finals on the horizon, finding the perfect study...
On-Campus Women/Femme Student Groups On Campus To Get Involved In
Build community and network with women Owls on campus and beyond when you join these 10 groups
10 things to do on a snow day
From sledding to snow angels, drinking hot chocolate and binge-watching your fave shows, here’s how you can spend your next snow day....
The truck stops here: Squared2 Pizza
Dont be a square: grab yourself a slice of pizza from Temple’s newest food truck!
What’s your “Groundhog Day?”
In honor of Groundhog Day—and the movie it inspired—we asked Owls about what day they’d relive if they could.
Unexpected uses for TUportal
TUportal has been there for you from the day you committed to Temple—and with so many resources, it’s important to know all of the ways...
Creating moments of comfort over winter break
The Wellness Resource Center’s Liz Zadnik and Janie Egan share some...
Finals prep: Fall 2021 edition
With final exams right around the corner, here are some ways to prepare for weeks ahead.
5 minutes with … Yesh Khanna, director of accessibility for Temple Student Government
New Director of Accessibility Yesh Khanna talks about his position with TSG and his experience at Temple
7 things to do before the semester ends
Looking for outings, holiday activities or an entertainment fix before the semester ends? We’ve got you covered.
Studying abroad: What Owls are saying
Hear firsthand from the Temple students who have studied abroad about the life-changing experience.
Klein on the GO excursions: learning about Philadelphia’s Gayborhood
Klein GO hosted a series of COVID-19-safe excursions in Philadelphia, including one in the Gayborhood.
5 things to know about the Student Center
There’s more to the Student Center than the bookstore and your favorite lunch spots.
12 social media accounts you should be following
A list of the best accounts for keeping up-to-date on all things Temple.
The band plays on
The Diamond Marching Band dazzles us every fall, and this football season promises more of that with “Butter” on top.
Off-campus living: 10 tips to be a good neighbor
The North Philadelphia neighborhood surrounding Temple University boasts a rich tradition of pride and history.
Nine historic sites to see near Temple’s Main Campus
A number of locations across North Philadelphia showcase the neighborhood’s rich history and cultural significance.
12 student organizations you’ll want to know about
With more than 300 student organizations at Temple, there is definitely something for everyone. Here are some that you won’t want to...
How to ball on a college budget: 2021 Temple edition
Being a student at Temple University opens the door to many opportunities throughout the city and on campus that don’t cost a lot of...
Things you need to know: Temple lingo edition
This guide will prepare you for Temple terms and lingo you’re going to need to know as the semester kicks off.
8 #TempleTraditions that all Owls know about
As you get settled in this semester, get to know some of our iconic campus landmarks and traditions.
Your guide to Weeks of Welcome and Convocation 2021
Jump headfirst into the school year with these fun and exciting events spread out over the course of two weeks!
Alumni resources: The nest is a forever home
We’ve curated a list of alumni resources for recent graduates as they transition into their next chapter.
A walk down memory lane
As the semester comes to an end, pay tribute to some of your favorite places and traditions on campus.
Finals break with Temple pets
We interrupt your regularly scheduled program of studying, studying and more studying to bring you some Temple pets!
Your guide to a successful course registration experience
Registering for classes can be stressful—we’re here to help.
5 Minutes with… Andrea Swan, director of Temple’s Office of Community Relations
Temple University's Office of Community Relations offers a variety of resources for students and the North Philadelphia community.
Your guide to OWLtech
Here’s everything you need to know to get your technology needs met on campus or off.
5 minutes with ... a part-time princess
She’s also a Temple student with A Moment of Magic, an organization that brings joy to children in hospitals.
How to have a fun Zoom game night
Getting together on Zoom without a plan can be kind of boring. But we’re to help keep things interesting.
Resources for leading diversity
Learn how to facilitate meaningful change by advocating for yourself and others.
Black History Month events
How to celebrate the contributions of Black Americans to society on campus and virtually.
Secrets to enriching your virtual internship
How do you navigate job opportunities in an online space?
Chill Lo-fi (Temple Made!) Beats to study and relax to
Get into the groove for finals with this playlist made by and for Owls.
Sexual assault in college: Defining and understanding
Incidents of sexual assault and interpersonal violence are widespread across the country and on college campuses.
Sexual assault in college: Part 2— Accountability and resources
Incidents of sexual assault and interpersonal violence are widespread across the country and on college campuses.
Six classes for making the most of your winter break
Register for these winter Early Term Start classes before they’re full.
5 Minutes With… Cheryl Zhang, President of Temple First
Tourism and hospitality major Cheryl Zhang sat down with Nutshell to discuss her role as president of Temple First and how the...
Your guide to entrepreneurship resources at Temple
A slew of workshops, competitions, clubs and mentorship opportunities are available to our future inventors and company founders right...
Your guide to academic support: The Student Success Center
Discover tutoring services, study sessions, workshops and more—all designed to help you succeed at Temple. And, it’s all available...
Your guide to what’s open for in-person use on campus
This fall, many Temple facilities and services are open and available for in-person use.
Your guide to being a good digital citizen
How you can establish a positive online presence according to experts from Temple.
Your guide to a virtual Career Center
Nearly all of the center’s career services are still available this semester and, because of the flexibility a remote environment allows...
Six tips for living off campus in 2021
For those in off-campus residences, we bring you some neighborly advice for how to be a good neighbor.
The Temple students’ guide to registering to vote in 2020
Answers to your questions about where, how and why to register to vote
Your guide to diversity resources on campus: IDEAL
Learn what the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL) can offer Temple students.
Your guide to self-care on campus: the Wellness Resource Center and Tuttleman Counseling Services
Find ways to thrive this semester even amid a global pandemic with Temple’s mental health resources.
Your Welcome Week and Convocation 2020 cheat sheet
There’s tons of stuff to do this week, folks, and that’s in addition to...
(Almost) everything you need to bring on move-in day
With move-in day right around the corner, we’ve got you covered with the essentials you need for life in University Housing.
How to register to vote
We teamed up with Temple Student Government to take the guesswork out of the process.
Top ten classes for making the most of your summer
Register for these summer courses before they’re full!
Perseverance under pressure
Five Owls show us how they leaned in to a new normal with grace and grit.
Tips for job and internship hunting while sheltering in place
Career advisers Corinne Snell and Kristen Gallo on eight things students can do to boost their chances.
Fun stuff to do: Online edition
We may be stuck at home, Jasmine, but hey, at least there’s the internet.
Nine classes for your best fall ever
Plan next semester’s schedule with some of the most intriguing courses offered at Temple.
Keep on keeping on
Tuttleman Counseling Center’s Brandon LaBarge offers some tips for adjusting to current changes.
Dear Stella: Special virtual campus edition
Stella answers your questions about refunds, continued academic services and more.
A guide to Women’s History Month events at Temple
Where to celebrate women’s contributions to society on campus.
Our live mascot Stella the Owl debuts her first advice column: For February she addresses relationship issues.
Cool stuff to do in Philly in December
Five things to do in the city before you head home for break (and one on-campus fav)
Five minutes on ... the transit of Mercury, with an astrophysicist
We sat down with star faculty member and astrophysicist Matthew Newby to learn more about this rare astronomical event.
Owls celebrate Halloween
Sporting their best Halloween costumes, students from across campus stopped by the lobby of Tyler School of Art and Architecture so we...
Five minutes with … Daphne and Erin, co-head writers for Temple SMASH
Go inside the writers' room to hear from the pair who pen Temple's sketch comedy show.
9 things to do for one unforgettable October
Want to kick back, relax and have a little fun? We've got you covered.
12 social media accounts you should be following
A list of the latest and greatest accounts for keeping up-to-date on all things Temple.
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
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!
From college students to alumni: resources explained
Just when everyone figures out everything about being Temple students, it’s time to graduate.
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...
Help yourself: Group therapy, mindful meditation app benefit students by the hundreds
Tuttleman Counseling Services offers far more than just one-on-one therapy: Students have found comfort and useful tools in group...
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...
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...
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: 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.
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...
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?
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...
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.
Milk and business: 5 cool ventures that have worked with Blackstone LaunchPad
Nutshell has some serious #goals.
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.
(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?
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.