Welcome to The Parliament


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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