Bell Tower Music: Thursdays at Saige Cafe

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Members of Bell Tower Music are working on giving Temple University students a night of tunes.

Temple’s student-run record label has teamed up with the Saige Café to put on monthly concerts called Thursday’s at Saige Café. This is a chance for Bell Tower to showcase some of their own artists, while shining light on other local musicians wanting to break into the music industry.

For a small fee, students can see a showcase of musical artists, some of whom are signed to Bell Tower Music. Students can expect to see new artists like rappers, Eddy and KJ, and Xilomen at the next event in April. Bell Tower live events member, Evan Prince, says these performers are part of a new hip-hop/ R&B focus for the upcoming show. Anyone who is interested in attending the event can hope to receive a date for the upcoming show from Bell tower music in the next couple of weeks.

Paley Hosts Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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Temple University’s Paley Library hosted it’s second Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with the group, Art + Feminism. The group strides to provide a space for people to come together and update or create Wikipedia pages for artists and feminists in the world that do not already have their information on Wikipedia.

The main goal of these events is to show that there is a gender gap for those that post and edit on Wikipedia, with less than 10% of people posting identify as female. Having events like this hopes to raise that percentage and give artists and feminist a voice on Wikipedia.

Each year in the month of March, Art + Feminism hold events such as this all around the globe. This global effort started as an idea between four friends. To attend one of these events no prior knowledge about editing or creating a Wikipedia page is necessary to contribute.

For more information on how to edit a Wikipedia page, visit the Art + Feminism tutorial page here.

To find out more on an upcoming event near you, check out their events page here.

TSG Wants a Cheaper Trailpass for Students

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Temple University is considered to be a commuter school with a sizable population of students and faculty traveling to and from the campus. Their daily commute may become more convenient as the Temple Student Government makes plans to bring a more affordable SEPTA TrailPass to campus.

The Director of Grounds and Sustainability, Aaron Weckstien has been working closely with TSG and SEPTA to bring the cheaper pass to Temple students soon.

“Right now, we’re just exploring the option of providing Temple students with a discount on transit in general. We’ve heard a lot of feedback from students about their experience both as a commuter student and just as a student going to classes, having a job or internship in the city, so we wanted to explore that further” says Weckstein.

TSG and the University are meeting with SEPTA at the end of this month to discuss the TrailPass in further detail.