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Old 11-06-2006, 08:43 AM
 
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My daughter is thinking of attending Temple University next fall. Can anyone give me any info on safety....on and off campus. Also, any insights on the school would be helpful. Thanks
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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Temple is an outstanding, underrated school, but the surrounding neighborhood is rough. The campus itself is safe; well-lite with security patrols. If your daughter leaves the campus she may want to travel with others.
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:19 PM
 
Location: FL
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I ditto all of that. I too went to Temple. The neighborhood surrounding is horrible. Deplorable. I remember on nice days driving with my windows down...but the second I got to a certain point I rolled them up and that was that. And I tried not to look at anybody hanging out on the corners. It is really bad. This is why, even though downtown Temple was closer, I traveled the distance to go to Temple AMbler for as many classes as I could. Much cleaner, safer environment with a different type of people. ANd I am not saying color (in case anyone thinks I am mentioning that)...but you don't have the loud foul mouth screaming 19 year olds acting like they are still in high school.
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:38 AM
 
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As long as that Crony Street is Mayor I would be concerned. However, I dont think he has much time left. I long for a day when people will stop blindly voting Democrat. Philly is a city of brainwashed liberals!
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:39 AM
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Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Thumbs down Democrat Doesn't Necessarily Equal BRAINWASHED!

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As long as that Crony Street is Mayor I would be concerned. However, I dont think he has much time left. I long for a day when people will stop blindly voting Democrat. Philly is a city of brainwashed liberals!

I don't necessarily think all Liberal Democrats are bad people. I happen to be one myself, but I'm in favor of a complete overhaul of our state's social services programs. Here in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, we have far too many people who live annually in the projects, take advantage of government programs and handouts, etc.; aren't these programs supposed to be TEMPORARY until one gets back onto his or her feet? I suspect a lot of Philadelphia's criminal element is likewise a burden on the taxpayers; I don't appreciate the fact that I spend nine hours per day lifting refrigerators so some people just a mile away in the projects on Coal Street can sit on their rear-ends watching Oprah at my expense! If more of these low-lifes who hang around the street corners near Temple had JOBS, then perhaps the city wouldn't have such a horrific reputation for violent crime?

In fact, I think the only thing that makes me "Liberal" is the fact that I support gay civil rights; I don't even condone abortion!
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