The Temple Owls football team had an amazing season. Starting their 2011-2012 year off strong, this team of determined young men finished with at 9-4 and won the Gildan New Mexico Bowl Game in December-Temple’s first in 32 years.
This teams’ hard work and dedication paid off when players got their chance to play for the NFL.
All of these players have shown that they have the skills to work hard in the NFL, and now are getting their chance to play for a variety of elite teams.
Her Campus Temple got the chance to talk to three of these players: Derek Dennis, Stephen Johnson, and Wayne Tribue, to get their reactions about this life changing experience.
Her Campus: Did you ever imagine that you would enter the NFL?
Derek Dennis: “No, I honestly did not picture myself being a professional athlete, but I’m extremely excited and fortunate enough to have this opportunity.”
Stephen Johnson: “It was always a dream for me…I didn’t talk about it much, just stayed focused and kept faith.”
Wayne Tribue: “I started off playing just for fun. As time went on, it became a realization that it could happen.”
Move over Cake Boss, there’s a new boss in the baking business, and her name is Britney Felton. This junior Entrepreneurship major reveals her discovery of her talents in baking, as well as her plan on creating her own bakery business.
She also began to assist the cook at her grandmother’s nursery. There, she would help the cooks prepare the food for the students and afterwards, bake the staff cakes and brownies.
Although Felton received positive feedback from her baking, it was not until she created her sister’s 21st birthday cake that she realized her potential to turn baking into a career.
Felton’s decision to create a cake for her sister stemmed from love, as well as thriftiness. “She wanted a Juicy Couture cake, which costs $500, and I’m not going to pay that much on a cake, so I decided to make it myself”, said Felton.
Felton had her share of doubters when completing this cake. “Nobody believed in me when I told them I was going to make this cake”, Felton said. “That gave me so much motivation.”
From an early age, music has been an important part of Saleem Sabree’s life. Sabree, also known as “Dj Taaj”, is a junior Broadcast Journalism major from Boston, Massachusetts and credits his family for introducing him to the world of music.
Sabree said “my family definitely influenced me”. His grandfather was a musician from Barbados and Sabree grew up listening to music such as reggae and dancehall music. His parents also started him off by playing the bass guitar when he was in middle school, and this established his sense of rhythm. Sabree’s early life of music has led him to appreciate everything associated with it. He said “I have always had an ear for music”, and this appreciation for music has guided him to where he is now.
Sabree bought his first set of DJ equipment during winter break of his freshman year, and he has gotten his money’s worth out of his investment. When Sabree first started DJing, he called it a “team effort”. He would collaborate with up to 7 guys and DJ over the weekends. But the DJing soon came down to just Sabree when the other guys had other obligations to tend to. Even though Sabree dj's by himself, he still collaborates with other dj’s and maintains positive connections with them.
Bullock, a junior Health Information Management major, went through many changes to develop his style. In an interview with Her Campus Temple, he reveals how it all started.
When Bullock was 14, he went through a time trying to define his style. “I was in the middle of trying to figure out not who I wanted to be, but how I wanted to look,” he said.
At the time, Bullock had braids in his hair and wore glasses. But this look changed when Bullock “wanted to change everything up.”
So Bullock cut off all his braids, started wearing contacts, and began shopping at different stores like Urban Outfitters, Diesel, and The Gap.
It was through this transformation that Bullock started to find his own style.
When asked what makes him want to purchase an article of clothing, Bullock said, “as soon as I look at a piece of clothing, I can tell if I’m going to want it or not.” When Bullock sees something that he likes, he pictures in his mind what he could wear it with and adjusts it to his liking.
Bullock was voted “most trendy” in high school and he has carried this title with him throughout his college years as well.
At times he follows fashion trends, while other times he does not. His sense of style is not the same as his friends. He feels that at times he follows his own fashion trends.
Bullock enjoys shopping at fashionable stores such as Urban Outfitters, Diesel, H&M, Zara, Lucky Brand, and Kenneth Brand.
There’s a new student organization on Temple’s campus, and its name is Media Meltdown’s Productions!
Its creators, juniors Rhonda Elnaggar and Zaina Sesay, discussed what their organization encompasses, and what its purpose is.
Elnaggar, a Broadcast Journalism major, and Sesay, a Film and Media Arts major, both wanted to create an organization that combined all majors in the School of Communications and Theater (SCT).
They both wanted a group in which all students could feel welcome.
This vision of Elnaggar and Sesay was developed into Media Meltdown Productions. Its purpose is two-fold. ‘One purpose of the organization is to ‘provide consultation for any Temple campus organization or student’.