College ’11 graduate, Michael Ratner, just released a Funny or Die video starring tennis star John McEnroe. The Penn alum wrote, produced and co-starred in the short. We think the video’s actually pretty good and a nice change of pace from some of the other alums trying to make it big. In the clip, McEnroe teaches a friend’s awkward and arrogant son, played by Ratner, some lessons.
This weekend, student teams will take part in the University’s bi-annual hackathon, PennApps. Teams will have from kick-off on Friday night until judging starts at noon on Sunday to come up with the craziest and coolest Pennvention they can think of!
Since this year’s theme is simplicity, we’d love to see a team come up with something simple to do to our favorite Penn landmark. We want to hear what you think would be an awesome App for someone to build. Tell us in the comments!
Kanye was blowing up the Twitter world on Wednesday night when he announced his new company, DONDA. During his 86 tweet-rant, he told his followers to reach out to him if they were interested in being a part of the company. Kanye was seeking everything from “app guys” to “nutritionists” to “video game designers.”
2013 Class Prez Jonathon Youshaei was featured on Mashable for reaching out to Kanye. Check out what he told them after the jump!
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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 Out by 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.
Adrenaline by 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.
What’s that smell? It isn’t from fresh cookies out of the oven, but rather fresh grades posted to Penn InTouch! Well when one Penngineer checked his grade, he was very disappointed by what he saw. To find out where everything went wrong, he emailed not just his professor, but the entire class. Whoops!
This kid probably wishes it ended there. Instead, the exchange between him and the professor continued as everyone else watched. Read the rest of this entry »
Penn’s Dean of Admissions Eric Furda released a new video series as this year’s apparent follow-up to PennLikely. Furda’s new YouTube channel, Page217 (haha– we get it), features three video clips: Dean Furda Intro to Penn, Finding Your Way to UPenn, and Making a College Visit where we see Eric Furda apparently giving our some personal student tours. Who knew there was so much interaction?
During today’s Econ 010 review session, the professor decided to utilize the overhead projector to go over some practice problems only to find out that the projector was marked with some econ-graffiti honoring everyone’s favorite economics professor.
Instead of figuring out a different way to go through the review, the session continued like there was no graffiti there. Who cares if you can’t study about profits, supply and demand, anyway? The lesson here kids is that the answer to everything econ-related is: Rebecca Stein.
Penn Flying Colors Scarf and Shelter Ribbed Hat
On your bursar-funded shopping spree, you can’t pass this combo up. At the listed price, we can only assume that these gifts are made of unicorn hair and hand-sewn by Amy herself. So give the Gutmanniac in your life something special– and when mom asks what you bought at the bookstore, tell her it was a textbook!
An apparent bomb threat near the design building forced evacuations of Meyerson and caused police to take precautions in nearby Fisher Fine Arts. We’re told that policemen came inside the library and made everyone move to one side of the reading room. A few minutes later, the police returned to say that nobody could leave Fisher because they were investigating a suspicious package near College Green. Stay tuned to UTB and The DP for the latest updates as they come in.
Update: According to The DP, police are currently letting people back into Meyerson.
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