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.
A ‘Welcome Back’ gift to hundreds of tank top clad gals, Penn has decided to give Pottruck a full body makeover! (Cue chorus of high pitched shrieks) Floors one, two, and three will sport a new layout with machines equipped with all the implants you could want.
Now you can watch some cable TV, plug in your own IAnything, and even simulate outdoor exercise (kind of sad isn’t it?), all from the way hotter version of our old favorite. The first floor is already showing off its new swag, with floors two and three getting ready for their big reveal. To get the full dish on the new look, check out the DP’s article here.
Penn Relays is upon us once again! And if you didn’t think Franklin Field was happening during the Fling concert, come to any of the events by Saturday (a full schedule can be found here).
We know finals are right around the corner, but fuel your procrastination by watching athletes from all over the country and world compete in America’s oldest track and field meet. NBC is even showing Penn some love this time and will be airing the Relays live on Saturday from 1-3 PM. But since you’re here, you might as well run down to Franklin to witness all the action…and then maybe run back up to Pottruck if you’re feeling especially inspired.
Looks like Will & Kate aren’t the only ones deserving of a “Congratulations!”
Ashley Hebert, Penn Dental grad (we think?) and 2010 Bachelorette, finally wed J.P. Rosenbaum this past Sunday in Pasadena, California. Penn students will remember Ash from her talks last year in Commons and Houston Hall, as well as her hip-hop dance class at Pottruck. Girl’s got MOVES.
UTB’s favorite Ashlorette is only the second Bachelorette to marry the man who received her final rose. ABC will air the wedding ceremony on Dec. 16. While we’re happy for our fellow Quaker, Penn girls everywhere roll their eyes over the poor misfortune of this nice Jewish boy marrying a shiksa. As our grandmothers would say, “THIS IS CHUTZPAH.”
Hey, sports fans! Remember the good ol’ days when you were able to watch 9 straight hours of back-to-back-to-back football games over the weekend and cram all your homework into the commercial breaks? (We still do that, too).
If you didn’t quite catch all of Sunday’s NFL post-game analysis, or someone in Pottruck switched the channel from SportsCenter to Dr. Phil during your morning jog, here’s what you missed: ex-Philly Eagles QB Donovan McNabb gave the Quakers a shoutout.
“I’m gonna go with the Pennsylvania University,” he said. We just checked the alumni directory, and McNabb isn’t a UPenn grad. As for the alumni directory from the Pennsylvania University…well, that’s about as elusive as the former tenants of 36th and Locust.
Oh no! Mere days after the Penn Museum covered Locust in clever signage assuring us that Tis Not The End, a cryptic chalk message on the sidewalk outside Pottruck has a different opinion on the matter. Philadelphia666.com is beautifully designed website featuring sermons addressing the upcoming apocalypse (less than four weeks away!). It’s even based on a prophecy that correctly predicted Dubya and Obama as presidents! Snaps for the College Green preacher for expanding his influence to Walnut Street.
Gobble gobble and such, it’s Sangskeebing, y’all! We’re thankful that it’s finally time to put on a nice chunky sweater for granny and shove a Wawa Gobbler down our gullets before waking up at 3 a.m. to grab a “Are you 18+? Then you can Tickle-Me-Elmo” at the local WalMart. Yum-o! But enough about us; what about the rest of campus? We asked some of our favorite people and groups around campus what they were thankful for, and here’s what we found:
Your neighborhood friends are thankful that you’re home and they can’t wait to hang out but OMG, please don’t invite Jamie, we don’t know how to tell you this, but we absolutely hate Jamie and no one’s kept in touch with her since high school except you. Okay?
Mikey is thankful for his Dove chocolates and open-minded family.