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FeaturesMarch 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Sublet Horror Stories

455962a0e8e4a71cdbd8839209e50523As the second snowiest winter on record finally releases us from her icy grip, it’s finally spring SUBLETTING SEASON. We can smell the blooming flowers ‘n sketchy Craigslist strangers already! But really, we get it. You have to find some dude to overcharge for your crappy twin XL stat so you can afford five square feet of space in Manhattan for the summer. If you aren’t properly skeeved out by the thought of someone else showering in your shower, here are some subletting horror stories to get you good and freaked! Directly submitted from readers like you.

(Remember, PennLets is the only legit place to peep for all things University City.) Read the rest of this entry »

FeaturesFebruary 5, 2014 at 11:59 am

UTB’s 100 Greatest Things About Wawa

ecb0a72d9360b91fdd42d96274e4dd6bThis goes out to all the homies who said we should be more like BuzzFeed. Yeah, ONE HUNDRED.

  1. The Gobbler, their Thanksgiving shuffle button of a sandwich.
  2. The music played over the speakers, from Stevie Wonder to Hall & Oates, is always perfect.
  3. Open 24/7.
  4. Their two convenient locations (one near Huntsman, one near VP.)
  5. Hazelnut Coffee.
  6. French Vanilla Coffee.
  7. Packages of single condoms.
  8. Those cash registers where the coins pop out the side.
  9. Onomatopoeic name emphasises the primal need for Wawa experienced by infants.
  10. Mac N’ Cheese.
  11. Touch screen machines where you can order without talking to a human.
  12. No-surcharge ATMs.
  13. Straws wrapped in paper for cleanliness.
  14. All you can eat ketchup/mustard/salt/pepper.
  15. The month of $1 coffee (January, but currently extended until 2/8!)
  16. The Wawa Facebook page, where the comments are all gold.
  17. The oatmeal. Read the rest of this entry »
What's HapPENNingFebruary 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm

What’s HapPENNing?

812710193efe351900d6e1c9af5a159dSnow and rain had a love child and are sideways raining disgusting sleet-snow afterbirth all over us. That’s what’s hapPENNing. But also there are some other things happening this week… or mostly Tuesday.

Tuesday at 7:30– The Culture of Sound featuring Homeboy Sandman
Come hear a Penn alum turned rapper discuss language, the future of hip hop, and hopefully the origin of his rap name.

Tuesday at 7– UPenn V-Day Campaign presents MOREGASM
The anatomy of pleasure hosted by a sex toy shop called Babeland? Donesies.

Tuesday at 7– Penn Fashion Collective presents Costume Design: Inspiration and Impact
Speaker event with costume designers from SNL, Girls, The Good Wife and Orange is the New Black!

Thursday 4-8pm– APO presents Chipotle Comes to You
We’re not really sure who APO is, but they’re delivering Chipotle on campus this Thursday so they’re good in our book.

FeaturesNovember 8, 2013 at 11:27 pm

THE WORST Of Your 2013 Halloween Costumes

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.

Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 9.29.08 PMWorst 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.
Locust FlaikusOctober 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Locust Flaikus

Locust FlaikusWhat’s a kid got to do to get a flyer around here? This week, we were practically begging you to hand us flyers, while you stood and chatted in your little “clubs.”

Anyways, here are the flyers we DID manage to get, translated into Flaiku.

SAS Presents: Nightmare on SAS Street

Halloween spirit
Dancing to foreign music
What’s there not to like?

APO Presents: The Running Dead Zombie 5K 

Practice running for
The zombie apocalypse
Zombies provided?

SPEC Presents: Chance the Rappers Social Experiment Tour 

Chance comes to Penn to
Spit mad rhymes and drop dope beats
Year of Sound goes on

Bloomers Presents: The Bad, The Bad, and the Bad 

Don’t mess with these chicks
Gonna tell you tons of jokes
And make you like it

Onda Latina and Yalla Present: The Grand Illusion 

Fulfill your need for
Salsa and mysticism
And swiveling hips

NewsOctober 18, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Chance The Rapper Is Coming To Penn

chance_rapperOMFG, heads up — Chance the Rapper is headlining SPEC-TRUM’s fall show. This 20-year-old Best 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.

NewsSeptember 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm

PennApps: The Good, The Rad And The Pretty Nerdy

eatsleephackAh 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…quirky stuff was created at PennApps Fall 2013, and we separate the Zuckerbergs from the Hindenburgs after the jump.

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NewsMay 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

Just Checking In On Hoodie

Because we all need another distraction from finals and all things worse, check out this cute collab/cover! It features one of our favorite rap-star Penn alums, Hoodie Allen W’10, and the adorable Kina Grannis. Together, they’re basically a gangsta baby sloth. And the song they’re covering? It’s by Walk The Moon, who’ll be playing at Made In America this year. Too bad Hoodie and Kina didn’t replicate this dance (skip to 1:50, it’s totes, worth it).

NewsApril 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Fling 101: How To Score A Floor Pass

Floor PassIf you wanna lock eyes with the first female Fling performer in forever, personally wash Tyga’s mouth out with soap, or relive Prom ’09 like it should’ve gone down (no offense, David Hoffberg), then you better listen up.

Whereas general admission tickets ($35) will be sold, starting tomorrow, both online and on Locust Walk just as they’ve always been in the past, locking down floor passes ($45) for Fling is gonna work a little differently this year, as previously reported.

Floor passes will be sold in the form of online flash sales tomorrow. At four random times throughout the day, SPEC will post a link to an online form on their Twitter and Facebook pages. If you’re tryna get up close and personal with the onstage action, you’ll be required to enter your PennCard digits and Penn email address (to ensure that only students are purchasing tickets and to prevent duplicate entries). Limit 2 passes per student. More important information after the jump. >>>