Coup de Taco will happily not serve you as you study for finals. After a whirlwind semester of latenights outside Smoke’s, traveling around town and that weird Entourage thing, Coup de Taco is taking a vacation. A long one. The above tweet, posted yesterday, speaks for itself. See ya in twenty-eleven?
Gone are the days of refreshing your transcript on Penn InTouch until you get carpal tunnel! You can look forward to a more fancy-free break this year, since you will now be notified about your grade postings by email. Please note, though: the emails won’t tell you what your grades are, just when they’ve been posted. The DP reports that the UA voted unanimously in favor of this phenomenal new measure, which we think is just great. In a telling statement, UA Academic Affairs Director Faye Cheng said that “some representatives in the meeting even expressed surprise that this was not already in place.” No duh. Way to get with the times Penn, and thanks to the UA for saving us a lot of frantic clicking.
She’s the next Miss United States? In case finals have prevented you from following national pageant news (get your shit together, people), you may have missed this big thing: the new Miss Pennsylvania is a Penn alum!
Amber-Joi Watkins is from the class of ’07, and she was crowned Miss Pennsylvania on November 28. According to her Pageant Mania page, she will also answer to the names Joi, Princess and AJ, and her interests include lemon sorbet and The Wiz. Our investigative Wikipedia research tells us that Pennsylvania has not won the title of Miss USA since 1971, but we think this could be the year! Go AJ!
Philadelphia is famous for its B.YO.s, and now there’s one more – and it’s on campus! Yup, Mizu (4oth between Sansom and Chestnut) is a B.Y.O.! No need to sneak sips of Franzia from your bra anymore. Check out a full list of “bring-your-own” establishments in the city here.
One of the loveliest things about walking up Locust on a late Fall afternoon is that the sunsets are often quite beautiful. Since the western end of the city past campus is devoid of high rise buildings, it’s just an incredibly pleasant moment when you spot a breathtaking glimpse of the red sky, particularly as the leaves have fallen off the trees – and you just have a lot of sky to look at.
Is UTB going all mushy on you? Maybe. It’s that time of year. If you’re as lame as we are, and you stop to snap a photo sometime in the coming weeks, send it on over. If we’re feeling sentimental, or if we have nothing else to post, we’ll put it up.
Because college students get a bad reputation when it comes to chewing with our mouths closed, drinking like classy people and shaking hands instead of bumping fists, Fox Leadership is offering an etiquette class on December 2nd at 5 p.m. Topics include: building charisma (in a social setting, not on a frat dance floor), remembering names (which doesn’t happen on frat dance floors) and building lasting relationships (once again, unfamiliar to frat party attendees). The best part seems to be the dinner that is included, where participants will learn to eat like upstanding and Ivy League educated individuals. Should you wish to attend, the invite and details are after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s the first day of Lunch Week, and what better way to commemorate your Thanksgiving memories than with a *limited edition* theme sandwich from Wawa? Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Gobbler. This elusive treat only shows up for about a month surrounding Thanksgiving, and every single part of it makes me wish that it was a year-round menu fixture. Turkey that’s been simmering in a pit of gravy tops off a layer of Wawa’s trademark stuffing; the final garnish is a dash of gelid, jellied cranberry sauce. Sure, the turkey does have notes of wet cat food, and the roll deteriorates almost immediately under the weight of the fast-food-Thanksgiving orgy happening up top, but hey – it’s only around once a year! You have until around December 5th to try this delicious mess, so walk past Gia Pronto this week and relive Thanksgiving until you can’t.
“Like a Little” is Craigslist Missed Connections + (Shoutouts/CollegeACB) – negativity x GoodCrush. You anonymously write to someone that’s caught your eye, using as much or as little detail as you deem “anonymously flirty.” LAL is still pretty new, so could everyone please start using it? We’d love to see more gems like this:
At South 36th: Female, Black hair. You seem to be of some sort of exotic south asian descent. I am yearning for those big brown eyes to connect with mine, and for those flawless lips to someday caress mine. Although it looks like you have gone days without showering, you still remain the most stunning girl in all of this land called penn.