Welcome to The Parliament

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On August 29th, classes officially started at Temple University Japan. With the opening of the new school year also came the opening of the new student lounge: The Parliament. Why is it called The Parliament? Hold that thought for a little bit.

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“Welcome back!” is heard throughout the halls as friends greet friends and teachers start their classes.

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A new sight on campus: the new student lounge on the first floor

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The Office of Student Services and the Student Government came together to host a welcome back/grand-opening party for the students

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The owl mural with Japanese patterns in its wings is a student work that adorns one of the walls in The Parliament

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To beat the heat, the caterers provided cold, fresh watermelon as well as other tasty treats

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Shaw partaking in the buffet

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Tak (OSS) and Omar serve drinks to students

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All of the food was prepared by Cezars. Here are the two chefs along with student co-coordinator James Peters from student government

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“Follow us on Snapchat!”: TUJ opens a snapchat account to help keep students up-to-date with activities happening on campus

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There was also a raffle drawing with prizes from the Admissions Counseling Office

So, have you guessed why the new lounge is called The Parliament? A group of owls is called a parliament, and the new lounge is a place where all of Temple’s owls come to gather.

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