News from local college campuses

    Things are heating up at nearby colleges for the spring semester. From drinking games to evictions and robberies, area students have plenty of things to stress them out and plenty of ways to unwind.
    At Temple, students living in nearby Yorktown face eviction once again. This time, it’s likely to happen. A court ruling has upheld the Yorktown overlay in the city’s zoning code, which states the houses between Ninth and 13th streets and Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Jefferson Street are meant only for single families.  Unless the offending landlords appeal the decision, the homes will be returned to satisfied Yorktown residents.

    A University of Delaware robbery victim and several witnesses chased down a criminal last week. When a 19-year-old student was attacked from behind and robbed, she and several witnesses chased the suspect, eventually catching him with the help of a passerby in a car.  The suspect was apprehended.

    The Daily Princetonian reports the university’s 1 perent tuition increase is the lowest in 45 years. Students will pay $49,069 next year, up from $48,580. The financial aid budget will pretty much hold steady at $110 million.

    University of Pennsylvania students will enjoy themselves at tonight’s State of the Union address. But they probably won’t remember it. The Daily Pennsylvanian has created a SOTU drinking game. Some of the rules are as follows:

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    Take a shot when Obama says, “We need change.”
    Take a shot when Obama says, “Let me be perfectly clear.”
    Help a friend finish a drink when Obama mentions bipartisanship.

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