Students will pay more for Temple University meal plans in the coming school year to cover the school's soda tax costs. The Inquirer reported late Tuesday afternoon that 2017-18 board rates will go up 4.8 percent solely because of the 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax, which is costing the university $400,000 per semester. Board rates will also go up another 1.6 percent for other stuff, bringing the grand total to $1,444 per semester for the minimum meal plan.
Western Pa. Congressman Mike Kelly has been national news the last few days and not in the good way. He said Barack Obama was staying in Washington, D.C., post-presidency for "one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to run a shadow government." Kelly later backtracked on his comments, but we fact-checked them anyway. And the result wasn't good for the congressman.
Maybe you know Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins as one of the NFL players who protested the national anthem last season. Now you can see him in a short documentary from Vice Sports on a police ride along in North Philly's 25th District. The video features Jenkins' candid conversations with officers about brutality, equality and community policing. "We're looking for solutions," says Jenkins, who also met with PPD Commissioner Richard Ross. Check out the 12-minute video.
|What||Catch the biggest fight of the year: Mayweather vs. McGregor LIVE on Punch Line Philly's big screen Saturday, August 26! Enjoy unbeatable food and drink specials in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Ticket prices: GA seated $35, VIP $55, GA standing room only at Callback Bar $25.|
|Where||Punch Line Philly at 33 E Laurel St|
|When||August 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm to August 27, 2017 at 12:00 am|
|How much||$25 - $55|
|What||National Geographic fellow and Pew Conservation Scholar Sandra Postel is a world-renowned authority on issues regarding fresh water — that thing essential to all human life and society. She'll talk about the effects of climate change on water supply, groundwater depletion, water wars and conservation, followed by a Q&A. Registration required.|
|Where||Academy of Natural Sciences at 1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 19103|
|When||March 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm|
|How much||Free with registration|
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High school girls have 1.3 million fewer opportunities to play sports in America. By age 14, girls drop out of sports at two times the rate of boys. In cities like Philadelphia, opportunities are even more scarce for girls who want to play sports. CSN Philly teamed up with affiliates around the country to produce TOMBOY, a documentary on women and girls in sports that kicked off with a symposium at Drexel last week. We spoke with CSN Philly's VP of Content Michelle Murray about the doc, and about the impact today's professionals are having on youth sports.
Villanova is the Wildcats. So is Arizona. And Kentucky. And K-State. And Northwestern. This year's NCAA Tournament has five Wildcats, three of which could get to the Final Four (Arizona and Kentucky are 2 seeds) so that got us thinking: Which mascots would win in a fight, and what school would win the NCAA Tournament if every game was decided by mascot fights. We squared off the 21 humans, 41 animals, two weather events, a Devil and a Demon to find the tourney winner in the best way possible: To the death.