Things Temple students could look forward to in 2017

Cupid’s Undie run, Hootathon, and Center City District Week—we’re ready for the new year

We could all agree that it’s about time this year was over. Not only was it a horrible year for our favorite celebrities, but after a year like 2016—we’re more than ready for midnight.

However, there’s some good news for Temple University students in 2017 since we’re lucky to have several events to look forward to.

Center City District Restaurant Week is back

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Throughout January 22-27 and January 29 – February 3, 2017, Philadelphia will once again have their Center City District Restaurant Week.

With over 120 restaurants participating, students could purchase a meal that would usually be at a higher price for a lower cost during this week. The participating restaurants will offer a three-course dinner for $35, while other restaurants will also serve-up a three-course lunch for $20.

Students could find a list of participating restaurants on here.

MLK Day of Service

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MLK Day of Service is the largest day of national service in the country. On this day, there will be thousands of Americans united to give back to others in honor of the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Temple students could help make a difference from January 13th through Jan 16th by volunteering in the weekend long volunteer opportunities and a chance to engage with other community members.

Students who wish to help could register here.

Chinese New Year at the Penn Museum

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On January 21, Penn Museum will have their annual Chinese New Year celebration from 11am to 4pm.

This daylong event is one of Philadelphia’s oldest celebrations and free with general admission. Students could expect to learn how the Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Asia, hear traditional music, dance, and learn Tai Chi.

There will also be a Shaolin-style Kung Fu demonstrations, storytelling, and more.

Celebrations will end with a drum roll, a roar, and the famous Grand Finale Lion Dance Parade.

We’re ready to sled down the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps

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Soon enough, snow will begin to fall which only means one thing—it’s time to sled down the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps!

As Temple Owls, we have the privilege of taking a simple subway ride to the steps where we could enjoy ourselves by sledding or by having our own epic snowball fight with our friends.

There’s going to be a Cupid’s Undie Run

We're 3 short months away from the biggest party on the planet! #ImWithCupid #CupidsUndieRun #BigParty #BriefRun #UndieRun #EndNF #DoSomethingDifferent #Neurofibromatosis

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Cupid’s Undie Run raises money for a cure of Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, causing deafness, blindness, learning disabilities and severe chronic pain.

According to their website, they run in their undies because people with NF can’t cover up their tumors and can’t put clothes on to feel more comfortable. Therefore, they run in their undies to show their support.

This event is on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 12pm to 4pm and students can register here.

Hootathon

Join the fight for Child Life by registering today at HootaThon.org #ForTheKids

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Temple University’s Hootathon raises money and awareness for the Child Life Department at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Although Hootathon registration is closed, students could still look forward to hearing about this event in February and find out how much money they raised.

Basketball season is upon us

Let's go!

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Tailgate season might be over, but we have our basketball team to support in 2017.

From our energetic home games with our Cherry Crusade fan section to our band who make the basketball games entertaining every time—our basketball games are the best part of the Winter season.

Women’s March on Philadelphia

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On Saturday, January 21st, Women’s March on Philadelphia will unite at 10am to 5pm in Philadelphia for the historic Women’s March on Washington. Over 150 cities will stand together in solidarity to unify for the protection of women’s civil liberties, civil rights, and equality under the law.

Students who wish to participate could learn more on their Facebook event.

Everyone becomes Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is the holiday Temple students love to celebrate. From the parties off-campus to the celebrations at Center City―it’s our time to make some more memories with our friends.

2017 Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon

The 2017 Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 7:30am-12:30pm at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eakins Oval.

Students could help raise money to the Fairmount Parks Conservancy and help them reach their goal of $75,000.

These are only a couple of things we could look forward to in 2017 and we could all agree there’s perks of living in the City of Brotherly Love.

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