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.

(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. 

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Puzzle over this Temple-themed crossword

While away the summer hours with a brain teaser made for Owls

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!

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Finals prep from your nest

Check out some ways to prepare for finals week from home.

Perseverance under pressure

Five Owls show us how they leaned in to a new normal with grace and grit.

A Temple student prepares for his career.

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.

Fun and Instagram games

Connect with fellow Owls when you play these Temple-themed games.

Dear Stella

Stella returns for another advice column to address burnout during these trying times.

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Zoom etiquette for Owls

Here is Nutshell’s definitive guide to Zoom do’s and don’ts.

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Nine classes for your best fall ever

Plan next semester’s schedule with some of the most intriguing courses offered at Temple.

Five Klein students promote their #10minutesfor10years Census awareness campaign

How to get counted in the U.S. Census

April 1 is officially Census Day nationwide.

Dear Stella: Special virtual campus edition

Stella answers your questions about refunds, continued academic services and more.

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Keep on keeping on

Tuttleman Counseling Center’s Brandon LaBarge offers some tips for adjusting to current changes.

We’ve gone virtual, now what?

Tips for accessing your classes, services and more.

A guide to Women’s History Month events at Temple

Where to celebrate women’s contributions to society on campus.

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Dear Stella

Our live mascot Stella the Owl debuts her first advice column: For February she addresses relationship issues.

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Be mine

At Temple, Owl you need is love.


Ten tips for financial wellness

We're here to help you manage your money ... or lack of it.

Stuff to do in February

There's something for everyone this month. 

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Top 6 reasons to study abroad

Have you considered studying abroad? Now’s the time!

Fav tweets of 2019

These tweets need no introduction


Heads in the creative clouds

Adobe’s 2019 Design Achievement Awards recognize five Owls.

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)

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The eight most Instagrammable spots on campus

You don’t need to go far to get those double taps.

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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.

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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...

Eight scary movies with Philly-area connections

Watch them if you dare.

Daphne Bonner and Erin Schessleur, co-head writers of Temple SMASH

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.

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Ring True

New perspectives on an old favorite

Temple University students complete summer internships at URBN, located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, working on marketing, buying, public relations and design.

An URBN Experience

Four Temple students interned at URBN last summer.

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.

9 campus events to break up the back-to-school insanity

Check ‘em out—but only if you feel like it.

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Your library questions answered

Charles Library is officially open. Here's what you need to know. 

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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

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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!

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From college students to alumni: resources explained

Just when everyone figures out everything about being Temple students, it’s time to graduate.

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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...

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11 roster-worthy classes for your next semester

Owls, we’re going class shopping!

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Won't you be our neighbor: tips and resources for living off-campus

You’re an adult now.

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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.

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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

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The Truck Stops Here: Top Bap

When we say “bibim,” you say “bap.” Bibim! Bap! Bibimbap!

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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...

The Headspace iPhone/iPod app

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...

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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...

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11 things to do this winter (besides watch Netflix under a blanket)

Philly, we love you, but these winters make us question that love.

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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.

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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...

Gritty chasing the Temple student journalist who went viral for running out of the courthouse.

Nutshell's fave tweets from 2018

OK, we can’t actually say "bye" until we share our fave tweets from th

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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.

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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.

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The Truck Stops Here: Taste of India

Don’t exile us for saying this, but sometimes we want more than pizza.

8 Awesome Things Baker Dave Has Made

Heard of Baker Dave aka Temple’s cake boss?

How To Ball On A College Budget

Just being a Temple student gives you the automatic right to brag at the family table...

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Emergency resources every Owl should know about

Fam, we’re clearly all about saving that $$$.

PSA: How To Vote On And Off Campus

Listen up, Owls! Elections are a big deal. They’re huge.

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...

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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?

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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.

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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!...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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Your guide to surviving finals week

You got this, Owls!

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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!!!

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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...

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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.

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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.

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The Truck Stops Here: Richie's Lunch Box

What do we want? Egg and cheese! When do we want it? Now! Forever! Always.

Charles Blockson, Delores Andy and Cecil B. Moore each on their own baseball-inspired card.

What Black History Month means to Owls

History lives in the stories we tell, and we’ve got stories to tell. Charles L.

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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...

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Gimme that za: 8 places to get Temple Made pizza

National Pizza Day is a thing. A real thing.

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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-...

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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?

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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...

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Milk and business: 5 cool ventures that have worked with Blackstone LaunchPad

Nutshell has some serious #goals.

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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.

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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.

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(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.

Hooter from the 1980s.

Get spooked: Freaky Temple connections

Raise your hand if Hooter from the ’80s got you shook. Now, picture old school Hooter dancing. Scared yet?

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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

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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...

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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.

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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.