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.

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

You’re an adult now.

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11 roster-worthy classes for your next semester

Owls, we’re going class shopping!

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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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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 Truck Stops Here: Top Bap

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

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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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4 spots on campus where black history lives

Philadelphia is rich in African American culture and Temple is no exception.

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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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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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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

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.

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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 $$$.

Creep Vibes: Spooky Thrillers Filmed In And Around Philly

DYK that PA is the horror capital of the U.S.

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!...

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 theater performances during the Fringe Festival. Basically, we wanna do it all and we wanna do it while we’re still riding that I-will-get-dressed-for-class, beginning-of-the-semester energy. Check out all the ways to fill your time.

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: 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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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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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.

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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.

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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...

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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9 things to do on and off campus this winter

Perseverance conquers. Perseverance conquers. Perseverance conquers.

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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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The Truck Stops Here: Chop! Chop! Lunch Truck

We are grateful for pork. And for pickled carrots. And for bread (REALLY thankful for bread).

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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.

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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.

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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...

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.

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The Truck Stops Here: Royal Tea Truck

Can tea be royal if it is served out of a truck?

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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?

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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.

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Temple Survival Guide: How to Pay for Public Transportation

For a subway system that’s so easy to navigate, the fares are surprisingly cray.

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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?

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Temple Survival Guide: Temple Lingo 101

FroGro? Huh? Watch this video to truly understand Temple Lingo! 

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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.

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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!!!

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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.

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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!

Ask an Owl: What's TUYA?

What does TUYA stand for? Watch these Owls take some wild guesses.

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!

Ask an Owl: Who's in this picture?

Hey Owls, do you know who's in this photo? Watch and learn!

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.

Five signs you should study in Rome

Sei vecchio! Wait, you don’t speak Italian? Right.

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 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...

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.