With just two days to go before Class of 2018 hopefuls submit their ED apps, things in the Twittersphere have gotten outta control. As per the latest trend piece in the NYT, UTB has stalked some aspiring prefrosh and their extreme techniques of getting in the admissions officers’ heads.
There are 1200ish Freshmen class spots are at stake, so we get it. Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? How appropriate of these tech-savvy millennials (or are they too young to be millennials?) to take to social media! The suck up:
“I’ll take free printing for $500.” On this recent episode of our favorite game show to pretend we’d totally win, our very own Wharton made a cameo. Personally, we think that Wharton is worth much more then a measly $800 , but on the plus side at least we can say that Wharton is climbing back up the social ladder. From rock bottom to Jeopardy. Not too shabby.
You know the deal: it’s the Friday before Halloweekend, and the line you’re forced to wait in at American Apparel for that neon orange fanny pack is nearing Pottruck. You would go to Urban, but they don’t carry nearly enough spandex to satisfy the needs of you and your sorority betches. Frustrated, you come to the upsetting realization that, although Penn’s campus may be well-stocked in the food department, it’s really lacking in the clothing department.
Enter Abby Kessler and Katie Lubieski. The besties and business partners recently turned onto 40th Street between Spruce and Walnut and (literally) set up shop. The Smak Parlour Fashion Truck is believed to be the first of its kind in Philly, offering clothing, accessories, and even air conditioning – all on wheels. With its graphic exterior and edgy interior, the Fashion Truck is certainly making an impression.
Nothing gets us wastedbuzzed psyched more than a great happy hour deal! After plenty of research, we have struck gold. Let’s face it, we’re all desperate to save our dolla dolla billz and, as per usual, UTB has answered your prayers. Here are the 6 winners!
1. Harvest Seasonal Grill
Despite public misconception, Harvest reigns supreme in this contest. For all of you who think this eatery and bar is out of your price range…false. What IS true is that your $ will get you food that actually tastes good (gasp!). Besides having 41 affordable, low-cal meal options (swimsuit season!) their drink deals will put your money where you want it…in your pocket, duh.
Happy hour 4-6 every glorious day: $3 Draft Beers, $4 House Wines By the Glass, $5 Select Specialty Cocktails
Meet Henry, an orange and white tabby. Henry went missing late Wednesday night and is still (as far as we know) wandering somewhere around West Philadelphia. This is so sad that we want to punch the world in the face. We found this flyer on the 40th block of Spruce, so it’s possible that he may be lurking around campus. Henry, we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for you, lil’ guy!
Update: Henry was found! Woohoo! Party at Henry’s house!
Give it up for Abby, Liddy, and Mary Anne, everybody. Today they rolled out one of the most brilliant political campaign strategies ever: a parody of Justin Timberlake’s sexiest, spiciest single promoting daddy’s platform and calling out his whack competitors. Sasha and Malia, you two better step up your GAME if you want your dad reelected, little girls. This presidential race ain’t child’s play anymore. Huntsman daughters are BRINGING IT. Hard. All y’all other Republican candidates got BURNED. It’s Huntsman, bitch.
Hear ye, hear ye, O creative ones! University City District is calling for submissions to redesign the streetlamp banners on Baltimore Avenue between 45th and 50th streets—another opportunity to literally get your name art in lights. Whether you’re artistically inclined or still can’t color inside the lines, UCD wants your ideas. Individuals can submit multiple designs, the best of which will reflect Baltimore Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood. In addition the having his or her work displayed on 70 banners beginning spring 2012, the winner gets $300 cash and $200 in gift certificates to University City restaurants. Not too shabby!
Graffiti and smokers and pledging, oh my! It’s time for our favorite biannual journey through the movers and shakers of our fair university. Who made it into the fall classes of Penn’s senior societies? Find out after the jump, duh. And this year, for the first time ever, stay tuned soon for the Oracle, Onyx, Cipactli and Hexagon inductees later on. Hooray networking!