Photo courtesy of the Huffington Post
According to the Huffington Post, Denzel Washington was at Penn State’s Jordan Center last night to watch his son Malcom play in Penn’s first basketball game of the year. Says the HuffPo, “Malcolm did not play and his team lost to Penn State, 70-55.”
Denzel was like “Whaaaat?!” (see right).
Apparently no one at Penn State cared too much about him being there, which is hard to believe. Maybe they haven’t seen Remember the Titans? On that note, maybe Glen Miller should let Denzel talk to the team before the next game, see if he can’t get them playing like men out there.
We wish the squirrels looked like this! But they don't. They really don't.
Remember last year when the Penn Art Club sold plaster squirrels to be decorated by organizations and displayed around campus? Well, the second installation of these critters hit Locust Walk today.
All in all, we think they’re pretty ugly! Especially in the eye region. Check out more photos after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Ever since Advanced Registration opened we’ve been trying to pick courses, but there’s one thing that makes it really difficult. Nowhere on Penn Course Review does it indicate how well a professor can dance! And if you’re like us, you aren’t about to place your education in the hands of someone who might not even be able to navigate his way through a fox trot or the Viennese Waltz with relative ease.
Thanks to Penn Latin and Ballroom Dance (PLBD), you won’t have to! Sunday night in Bodek Lounge (Houston Hall) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. they will be hosting an event called Dancing with the Professors. Here’s what the PLBD has to say about it:
We’ve paired up PLBD members with professors to learn ballroom dances all through the semester, such as Cha-Cha, Waltz, Swing, and Tango. On Sunday November 15th, they will showcase their talents in hopes of being crowned the Latin or Ballroom Champion — a choice that is left up to you, the audience! Upon watching the performances and hearing judges’ remarks, you will vote for your favorite couples. Cheer on your favorite teachers, or just come to see some spectacular dancing!!
We’re not sure why any professors have agreed to this, or whether or not we’re alone in feeling weird about students and faculty pairing up, but it should be a thoroughly entertaining evening.
We caught a glimpse of these Spaniard-type folk posing on the Ben Bench and then running down Locust today. The run was pretty short (from the bench to McNeil), but the costumes were phenomenal. Anyone know what the deal was? (More pictures after the jump) Read the rest of this entry »
We just recieved word from Grubstreet that the beloved Buttercream Cupcake Truck will soon enter partial hibernation for the winter. Owner and self-proclaimed “Cupcake Lady,” Kate writes:
I started this business thinking I would grow slowly, one cupcake at a time, and by next spring, I would be up to capacity. Didn’t happen that way! As soon as I started, demand was much higher than I could keep up with and I have been pushing myself to try to keep up. We had to switch kitchens for more room! We hired more staff. I was flying by the seat of my pants without a real plan.
Unfortunately, I have now gotten myself sick and run down. Cupcake Truck is old and probably not able to do all the driving I have been demanding. To give me and the old girl time to plan and recoup, here is our plan going forward:
From now until February 15, 2010, we are going to be on a limited schedule of 3 stops per week, wednesday, thursday and fridays. I am going to take that time to rebuild the engine of cupcake truck, get a great plan going, incorporate and all that good stuff.
Lucky for us, the truck will still be stopping on 34th and Walnut on Wednesdays from 12-2 p.m. (Oops, you just missed it! Sorry for sabatoging you to keep the line under control.) However, expect fewer special visits during the week.
Get well soon Cupcake Lady and Truck. We are sorry if our extensive promotion of your business in some way contributed to its demise. It’s just that your cupcakes are so delicious!
Auf Wiedersehen, Springboard Media. You’ve been pretty great, but it looks like we’re finally getting our very own Apple Store in Center City!
Although no formal announcement has been made regarding the new location, job listings for the site are already posted online, and Apple is scheduled to present the design plan before the city Arts Commission today. Metro reports:
Adding an Apple Store to 1607 Walnut St. will add a dose of visual appeal — and a level of hipness from the tens of thousands of iPhone and Mac users — to a block that’s been hit by a bit of a retail slowdown.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted as we find out more info, but until then, check out Metro’s rendering of what the storefront might look like, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
As you know, the SEPTA Strike is underway. This means fewer near-death experiences in the bus lane, but it also means that getting around is a huge pain in the feet, or in the wallet if you’re relying on cabs. We’ve done some research to find SEPTA alternatives that will keep you on your merry way. Check out the list after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s Shoutout season again. A time when friends and enemies across campus send us hilariously terrible things about each other, and Lowbrow picks the best ones to print. With your new-found mastery of the 140 character diss, it should be easy as pie to get your words heard this year. Here are some of our favorites from the past:
To the girls at the frat party who made me do two keg stands and then carried my nonresponsive body to the lobby of Hillel, assumedly because I was wearing a yarmulke: מזמן לא התראנו!
To my Chinese teacher: You’re the most precious person alive and we all secretly want to hug you.
To Alternate Spring Break: I’m going to Cancun. To get shitfaced. But I’ll be wearing a white “Save Darfur” t-shirt in the wet t-shirt contest.
If you still aren’t sure what Shoutouts are all about, check out a step-by-step guide to writing them after the jump. Send in your own by Nov. 15 to email@example.com. Read the rest of this entry »
Our very own Inn at Penn is doing its part to welcome both Phillies and Yankees fans staying for the World Series. uwishunu.com reports on the gifts, known as “We Heart Grief Kits:”
The kits will include such items as a mini pack of Tissues (for obvious reasons…), a Phillies towel (you know, for the really BIG tears…), a box of band-aids (jokingly meant for treatment of their hurt feelings when their team loses…), and either a Phillies bobblehead or a special edition baseball card plaque (to serve as a keepsake from their wonderful time in Philly).
On the one hand, it seems a little bit like they forgot they would be expected to provide complimentary gifts for every guest, so they went into the back to see what they could scrounge up. Nonetheless, we appreciate the cleverness, and can never get enough free stuff.
Hopefully this isn’t another instance of someone calling the series too early. We’re looking at you, Macys.
Advanced Registration for Spring courses will begin in just a week (Nov. 9), which has us thinking about how much the schedule planning process sucks. Sure, the new Penn InTouch helped a little, but arranging classes still requires juggling between 45,230 browser windows (not to mention the tabs!) at once. Penn Course Review is among the more terrible parts of the process, but thanks to the nerds student web programmers behind a new site called Cobol on Rails, you’ll never have to use it again! Check out details after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »