To see Penn’s creative, dedicated and brave Halloweeners, see this post. To experience some snark, read on; it’s UTB After Dark, after all. As previously discussed, sexy cats just weren’t going to cut it.
Worst Dog: Is it the consistency of the facepaint, which borders on mime? Is it the sad, lifeless eyes and sadder, more lifeless paws? Is it the overpowering voguing of the dominatrix next to him? We don’t know, we don’t want to know, we’re just going to sit on top of our doghouses tonight wondering what went wrong. Read the rest of this entry »
Hear the New Childish Gambino Album at Drexel Right Now Beloved commentator, playboy, and mastermind Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) just announced via his twitter feed that he'll be bumping his new album, "Because the Internet," starting now on Drexel's Lancaster Walk. Go check it out before you head over to see your friendly neighborhood acid rapper.
OMFG, heads up — Chance the Rapper is headlining SPEC-TRUM’s fall show. This 20-year-oldBest New Music babe is pitch(fork)-perfect and his angst-rap rhymes will hit you deeper and better than anything Drake’s dropped lately. He’s your new favorite emotive but danceable rap artist and you’re welcome for the tip. Get your tickets on the walk starting next Monday or snag them online — and get ready to groove your heart out at the Penn Museum on Friday, November 1st.
Ah PennApps, a friendly biannual reminder that when many SEASers aren’t up all night coding for a class, they’re SEASing the day up all night coding for a $10,000 grand prize.
Over a 1,000 engineers, non-engineers and enthusiasts alike from over 100 schools worldwide turned up for the hackathon this past weekend. Even (gasp) a few females showed up—mystic, elusive beings considered a rare sight in the Engineering Quad.
Top college hackathon. These aren’t your hilarious Facebook hacks on an unsuspecting friend’s profile. Nay, these are tools, apps and utilities conceived during a 48-hour pizza fueled burst of sleepless energy that attract sponsors like Venmo, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. A lot of neat and…quirkystuff was created at PennApps Fall 2013, and we separate the Zuckerbergs from the Hindenburgs after the jump.
While other musical aspects of your day may be potentially tumultuous, here’s something we can all agree on: It’s officially been 25 years to the day (after) Philadelphians Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff released the seminal “He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper,” including none other than The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme Song. You know, the one that makes all the Brits freak out, and which is so relevant to our daily live in wwwwWWEST Philadelphia?
That song is 25 years old, and we all feel ancient. Soo take a minute out of your Saturday to hear this story all about how/ his life got flipped/turned upside down…
Oh yes, that’s right. Your eyes do not deceive you. This on-again-off-again feature’s back. (Just like Chris Brown and Rihanna.) And if you’re the type of person who’s taking full advantage of autumn’s “sweater weather” to show off your extensive scarf collection, then it’s back just for you, ya big diva.
Here’s this week’s round of uncanny celeb similarities.
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Grammy award winning artist and actor, will pull up [with a million trucks] to Penn on April 3rd as part of the Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series, the same series that brought Andre Agassi last year.
Ludacris will be discussing fancy cars, women and caviar his “life, career and paying it forward.” The event, open to the Penn community, is free but requires pre-registration (’cause you know it’d be sold out). Roll out or act a fool.
From frat-rappers to video game musicians, Penn’s had some pretty epic musical moments over the past year. We’ve picked 11 of our favorite memories to share with you. In no particular order, we proudly present our best Penn music flashbacks from 2011:
Fire Burning (Harnwell Remix)by 2403 Productions When you mix club music with the wonderful lullaby of college house fire alarms, you come out with a tune that offers a ton of functionality. Scaring away an annoying hallmate is definitely maybe an option.
Rock It Outby Rossman This is the hit that started it all! Produced and performed by Penn students, this music video features Philly landmarks and clips from a party in the Quad, and by a party in the Quad we actually mean Fling.
Adrenalineby Nick Mishkin We are awarding 2011 UTB bucks for a music video filmed at Smoke’s but subtracting 2012 because it’s not the only video filmed at Smoke’s that made it to our list.
With no in-house vending machine or Mark’s Café, it’s really easy to starve in Fisher. It’s also really easy to drive your fellow study slaves into a serious state of unrest by making the wrong meal choice. Suspect you’re guilty of food misconduct? Read on.
Offender: Bag of potato chips Reasons people will glare at you: No sooner have you gotten through the 15 second bag opening process (“Ah I’m so embarrassed!”) when your counterparts remember that they have to listen to you crunch all 300 calories with your mouth open. Alternative: A nice, quiet chocolate bar