CampusApril 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm

The Hey Day Guide: Junior Edition

Yesterday, seniors got the low down on their role in Hey Day 2010. But, Hey Day is really all about the junior class, after all. Here’s a quick breakdown of what’s going for the Class of 2011 on this Penn-tastic day.

BEFORE FRIDAY All juniors who want to participate in the Hey Day Picnic and Procession must sign the Hey Day Pledge. We’re all for the class board’s efforts to make HeySAFE happen, but enforcing this one seems pretty tough.

THURSDAY, 1-7 pm Hey Day packages are on sale on the second floor of Houston. $15 buys you this shirt.  $30 and you get a styrofoam hat, cane and sunglasses. Those extra $15 are totally worth the 50+  Facebook photos of you in Hey Day attire.

FRIDAY, 11 am-2pm Hey Day Picnic @ High Rise Field. You can also redeem your hat, cane and sunglasses during this time. Drunkenness, excessive photos, and freshman hall mate reunions are sure to ensue.

FRIDAY, 2:15-2:45 pm Hey Day Procession. This year’s path starts at the High Rise fields and ends at College Hall, where Amy G will speak. Like Convocation, but without the bomb desserts.

FRIDAY, post 3 pm Nap. Rally.

CampusApril 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

Scavenger Hunt Meets The Internet

Like An Easter Egg Hunt. But With Text Messages.

What happens when geeky tech-savvy students organize an (inherently geeky) scavenger hunt? You’d probably get this week’s Venmo Geo Hunt, hosted by the Interactive Media Group. The week-long scavenger hunt starts today and contestants can win up to 200 bucks by participating. You’ll have to sign up for two cell phone services, SCVNGR and Venmo, to participate. Fortunately, it doesn’t cost anything and Venmo (started by Penn alums) is actually pretty legit and useful; you can pay back friends and even food trucks (Don Memo’s, Coup de Taco) via text message. Awesome! Cash sucks. Sign up for the hunt here. So go ahead, cast that social network into the world of new media.

UncategorizedApril 14, 2010 at 11:43 am

Queso In The Morning

We could sense Qdoba was getting a little desperate after last year’s opening of burrito rival, Chipotle. Now, with BBP in the mix, desperate times are calling for desperate measures. Still, our drunken taste buds welcome you, subpar Qdoba burrito. Now, if only these guys were open until 2:30 AM.

CampusApril 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Nuts About The Census

Mayor Nutter is making the Census an excuse for a little personal homecoming. The city’s head honcho is going to be at his old College House, Riepe, at 4:30 to get students pumped about the Census.

It’s kind of like the old days of college rallies, except instead of burning things in anti-war protests we’re eating free pretzels and cooperating with the government. Viva la census!

Check the DP article here for more info.

CampusApril 7, 2010 at 11:14 am

Campus, You Stanky

Spread that out real good...

In anticipation of May flowers, campus soil has been sprinkled with a fresh heap of fertilizers this week. And with temperatures expected to flirt with 90 degrees today, we’re anticipating a full-blown aromatic disaster. This morning, we spotted University staff piling on the stanky stuff along Benjamin Franklin’s Way. We appreciate these pooper scoopers’ work to keep campus looking real pretty. But, couldn’t you have waited until the (much more temperate) weekend?! This seems backwards.

Campusand  CityApril 5, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Bobby’s In The House

Bobby’s Burger Palace is scheduled to open in the Radian tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Burger Palace’s namesake, Bobby Flay, was spotted on site today–training his restaurant staff. Flay, the long-time host of Food Network shows, has also been spotted grilling with Barack, disrespecting Iron Chefs, and throwing it down. Stay tuned for a UTB taste test of Bobby’s burgers later this week; in the meantime, swing by the Palace today and sneak a peak at the middle-aged, freckled celeb-chef.

CampusMarch 31, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Carcinogen Curtain

We found this sign backstage at Irvine Auditorium. Although we hear asbestos curtains were a pretty common way to protect audience members in the case of a fire on stage, that was before they found this out. So, Irvine, we hope you get your safety standards up to date; they’re doing your 22nd largest organ in the world status an injustice.

UncategorizedMarch 29, 2010 at 10:56 am

PSA: Don’t Text And Walk

This bottomless pit outside of Rodin worries us. Talk about a caution fail.

UncategorizedMarch 26, 2010 at 10:45 am

Wharton Doin’ (Social) Work

Evil No More?

It’s no secret that we can be a little hard on Wharton. All that talk about soul-selling and back-stabbing very well might be unfounded. Now, Whartonites are out to prove us wrong. Today’s Undergraduate Social Impact Conference is the first step. The conference, titled “Addressing the Skeptics,” is part of a string of we-got-souls projects coming out of Wharton these days. This morning’s keynote speaker is Chris Anderson, the curator of TED.com. If you haven’t watched some of Anderson’s “TED Talks,” we suggest you drop everything and do some learnin’. Here’s to putting the “soul” back in “Wharton.” Wait, what?

CampusMarch 23, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Oh Hey There, Designs

This morning, the 2011 class board announced that voting on Hey Day t-shirt designs is underway. With 15 designs to choose from, this year’s crop has got a lot to offer.

But, what’s with this facade of democracy the board is presenting? In an e-mail to the class listserve, President Adam Behrens wrote, “final vote tallies will not be the final deciding factor in the selection of the design winner, and thus the website will not limit voting to one vote per person.” No one person-one vote! That’s a little Boss Tweed, if you ask us. Whatever, the designs are still untainted, and you can vote for your favorite one (or four) here. Voting ends this Friday, March 26, and design submissions will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until this Thursday at midnight.

Some commentary on a few of the designs after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »