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.
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...
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.
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: Your Welcome Week Itinerary
A carnival, a massive tug-of-war match, an outdoor roller rink. Dueling pianos!!!
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.
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.
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.
Nick Cannon, golf carts, cake: Homecoming 2016 events for students
Nothing says coming home like some golf carts coming around the corner.
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: 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...
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.
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?
Something for every Owl: 14 ways to spend October
October? Already? Time sure does fly. Much like an owl, soaring across the bright blue sky on a crisp fall day.