September at Penn. The best time to crash GBMs of clubs you’ll never join just for the free pizza. Seriously, we know who you are. If you do eventually run out of events to steal food from, we’ve got you covered! Take a break from your cruelty-free, hand picked Sweetgreen lettuce to check out something new.
Cinco de Distrito
When: Thursday, September 12th, 4p.m.- tequilaaaaaa in the a.m.
Where: Distrito Philadelphia, 3945 Chestnut St
Why: To celebrate 5 years in University City, Distrito wants everyone to get their fiesta on! Drink specials, a happy hour menu, and you can even enter a raffle to win a Corona Bicycle. (Can we just have the beer?)
Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
When: September 12, 2013, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Come on folks, you know this one. (43rd – 51st)
You’re too poor for Distrito Over 30 different vendors (including Subway, lulz) and the Baltimore Avenue Pet Shoppe (meow?) will be dishin’ up deliciousness for just a buck!
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Don’t have enough XXL Penn Shirts and drawstring bags you’ll never use? Head to the Comcast stand outside Allegro’s to spin the wheel – and maybe get lucky! You could win: one month of free HBO when you sign up for 12 months at only $999 a month! (We’re kidding, it’s only $998.99)
Happy Hey Day! (Cue Juniors freaking out and Seniors weeping silently). But this 1932 photo of the then-dubbed Cane March looks more like a funeral procession than a celebration. Maybe it’s because they knew Penn didn’t come up with the idea for Hey Day to begin with! That’s right, our precious celebration was originally modeled after a similar idea at Syracuse University. But it also has evolved from a formal ceremony honoring the advancement of each class to a parade of raucous debauchery. Hats off for another reason to get drunk and procrastinate!
Check out this artist making a chalk sketch of Penn that puts all other chalk art to shame! Eh, actually, someone probably hired him to make Time to Shine ever more colorful or to impress pre frosh on Penn Previews. We see what you’re doing there. Fine, it’s still cool.
Congrats to Michael Scognamiglio for his winning creation, the “Chinchilla”: vanilla and cinnamon flavored coffee topped with cocoa. The grand prize: free coffee at Williams Cafe for the rest of the semester. Although thinking of chinchillas while drinking coffee isn’t the most appetizing proposition, we congratulate Michael’s creativity. Enjoy your free month-long coffee binge!
This week’s most creative flyer design goes to Penn’s Latino Coalition and La Casa Latina for this colorful ad for Pennsando, a festival celebrating Penn’s Latino culture and community. Props to the fiesta-inspired letters and bright mosaic background. They will be hosting a variety of events, featuring a keynote speaker, dance, and even karaoke night! Pero liiiike it’s not too late to catch the last few events this weekend. Congrats!
More changes are coming to Fling this year! As detailed in an email sent to Quad residents and this DP article, from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM on the Friday and Saturday of Fling, all Quad doors will be locked, and security will only be allowing Quad residents and guest pass holders into the buildings. This will be done in an effort to
let drunk freshmen puke in peace “respect the living space of Quad residents and ensure usable bathrooms.”
But don’t worry, staff has ensured ample Porta Potties will be placed around the Quad. Joy. Good luck everybody else!
Psst! We know you can't wait to sign up for those 4 labs, 8.5 credits, and 2 graduate level classes next semester. So hurry over to Penn InTouch, because Advance Registration opens today! (Even though it makes no difference whether you do it now, or 5 minutes before it closes.)
Need a hawt outfit to rock during Spring Fling? For a mere $45.00, this lovely, timelessly trendy argyle pinnie, available at the Penn Bookstore, can be yours!
They even have some styling suggestions. To dress it down, “rock your pinnie with your favorite tee and skinny jeans,” or, to kill that interview, “wear like a sweater vest to give your suit some spirit.” Guaranteed to impress at game day AND your next interview! Of course, if you’re not a fan of the classic argyle look, it also comes in plaid. Hurry before they sell out!!
Spotted outside Van Pelt: A Pokémon battle of epic(ish) proportions. Not gonna lie, we were slightly disappointed at the lack of people in Pokémon costumes doing this to each other (read: we wanted to see a Charmeleon). But we enjoyed it anyway. In case you’ve forgotten the good ol’ days, or you don’t want everyone to know you had a sad, sad childhood, there’s still hope.