Posted January 13, 2017

’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! ’Tis the season to join a club! ’Tis the—okay enough of that. Point is, there’s so much to do now that you’re back. Watch some hoops on a stage. Watch some hoops on a court. Frolic on some frozen water. And try some herbal remedies when you catch a cold from being out on said frozen water. Here are eight ways to hop into the new year. ’Tis the season.

1. Join the club. (Any club!)
Getting involved is as easy as showing up. Stop by the Student Organization Fair and discover the countless possibilities presented by some of Temple’s 300+ registered student orgs.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 12 p.m.–3 p.m., Student Center Atrium

2. Get a job.
Find out how to get a student job at the aptly named “How to Find a Student Job” workshop. You’ll learn about employment options both on and off campus. Need help with that resume? Check out Nutshell’s seven tips.
Monday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m.–3 p.m., Student Center 220 (register on Owl Connect)

3. Eat some delicious food (at a delicious rate).
You’re back just in time, Owls. Center City District Restaurant Week (which actually runs *two* weeks) allows you to taste some awesome food in the city at bargain prices.
Jan. 22-27 & Jan. 29-Feb. 3, Center City (see complete restaurant list)

4. See a basketball play.
Temple Theaters is kicking off the new year with a new play. Reggie Hoops presents the story of a former NBA assistant general manager and tough decisions that affect both sport and family.
Jan 31–Feb 12, Randall Theater (student tickets $10 with TUid)

5. See some basketball play(s).
The men’s and women’s basketball teams have a number of highly anticipated games approaching, and it’s on y’all to support them. Yes, we just said “y’all.” The best part? Admission is free for Temple students and there are often an ample supply of giveaways to go around.
Various dates, Liacouras Center (see full schedule for men’s basketball and women’s basketball)

6. Get on the ice. (Or cling to the railing.)
The ice rink at Dilworth Park, right in the shadow of City Hall, will be open through the end of February. Take the subway down for a night of gliding on frozen water and conquering your childhood fears.
Various dates and hours through Feb. 26, Dilworth Park ($5 adult admission and $10 skate rental)

7. But don’t get a cold.
If you do, though, the Cold Care Herbalism discussion and tasting at Paley Library will teach you how to support your immune system. Learn about herbal long infusions, cold syrups and herbal lozenges.
Friday, Jan. 27, 12 p.m., Paley Library Lecture Hall

8. Catch up on some movies.
Awards season is upon us. What better time to immerse yourself in movies like Arrival, Moana and Moonlight. Those are just three of the films playing at The Reel in the first few weeks of the semester.
Various movies & dates, The Reel, Student Center South Lower Level (most movies $2 tickets with TUid)