And the Mazel of the week (might become a thing) is going to Hillel’s cook, Troy Harris. Harris and his co-worker, Kareem Wallace, have already fought for better working conditions in the dining halls and have now turned their attentions to opening their own kosher vegetarian food truck called “Grassroots.” We can hear the squeals from sorority girls everywhere…
The truck’s profits will help fund a youth mentoring program called “A Few Good Men,” which aims to teach youth in Philadelphia the value of hard work. They also intend to employ at-risk young adults from their community. Troy and Kareem need all of our help to make this dream a reality. Click here to receive your daily dose of inspiration and help them reach their goal of $70,000.
Who are we kidding? Of course it won’t! According to this colorful window ad, a new noodle place is opening up next to Kiwi and Wawa. Their liquor license is pending (prayers) and rumor has it they’ll have hibachi. We hope this place opens soon so we never have to leave this strip of Chestnut Street. Kung Fu for dinner, Kiwi for dessert, drunk eat at Wawa, and call in sick tomorrow.
Polar Vortex. The last thing you want to do is leave the warmth and coziness of your beloved GSR. Additionally, every second you’re stuck standing in line at the Bridge Café is a waste of your Netflix-in-GSR-time, while your inbox slowly collects emails from your Mom asking, “How is OCR going sweetie?”
One MGMT 230 group has the solution. Penn Food 4 Thought is a service that allows students to place an order from a select number of local food trucks, and then pick up the order in a Huntsman GSR. Sooo it’s basically GrubHub. The food trucks currently being offered are Hemos, Bento Box, Koja, and Lyn’s.
Let the laziness commence! Place all of your orders here, and let’s hope that all sorority girl favorite Magic Carpet gets added to the list. Can we get an ammmmennnn?
Valentines Dooms Day around the corner, one kindhearted dental student has been nice enough to help you keep that million-dollar smile. Also, nothing says I love you like scheduling a free dental check-up for your honey! With four years under his belt this man is surely qualified, even if that flyer does looks like ya mouth once he’s done stealing ya teeth.
Yesterday the Penn men’s squash team made history by “squashing” the Tigers. The Quakers ended a 45-match losing streak against Princeton which dates back to 1974. To put that into perspective, thats 40 years of getting a consistent a$$ kicking by the Tigers.
The Quakers are making their way up on the Ivy food chain and are looking to “squash” Yale this Saturday.
Congrats on the win, Quakers. Any day we Puck Frinceton is a day worth celebrating. Even if it means being able to say some form of the word squash three times in one post. Be sure to check out the entire coverage of the win here.
Welcome back and happy syllabus day! While you were home on break attempting to prove to your relatives that you do have a postgraduate future, one Penn biomolecular archaeologist was busy getting his drank on.
Patrick McGovern was recently featured on NBC News for not only studying an ancient Nordic alcohol called a “grog”, but for teaming up with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to reconstruct the “grog” named Kvasir which can now be purchased in liquor stores across the United States.
McGovern was able to find the ingredients for the anicent Nordic alcohol by analyzing samples from gravesites in Sweden and Denmark and by looking at ancient Nordic pottery for traces of alcohol. Cheers to McGovern, and good luck to all of you who just changed your major to biomolecular archaeology. We hear they have great happy hours.
Tonight from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. W.E.B. Du Bois College House will be hosting a discussion on President Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy. Those who attend will be able to join in on the conversation with Penn professors, graduate students, and the Faculty Master, Rev. William Gipson. No funny business will be taking place.
While finals may slowly kicking us in the a$$ and sadly, reading days were not extended (too soon?), let us all take time out of our day to remember the legacy that President Mandela left behind– a man remembered for his leadership, optimism, and bravery.
Buzz Bissinger, author of the non-fiction book Friday Night Lights is coming to Penn February 17th and 18th. We can only hope he will be bringing Taylor Kitsch along with him. Bissinger will be part of the Kelly Writers House Fellows Program along with two other distinguished writers, Rae Armantrout and T.C. Boyle. The program will include a public reading by each of the three.
Some of us were lucky enough to beat the odds and actually get enrolled in classes for next semester, specifically the Fellows seminar class, which IS STILL OPEN btw. In the course, students study the works of each writer and then get to have an in-class discussion with them when they attend campus. If you’re still stuck on PennInTouch clicking refresh though, keep at it, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,” right?
The Penn Singers embody Jay Gatsby this year with their fall musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” They won this week by default; how could we say no to flapper fashion, jazz, and Prohibition? Jk, we can do without the Prohibition.
Unfortunately, due to high demand Leonardo Dicaprio won’t be in attendance, but this *minor* setback shouldn’t stop you from attending. Be sure to catch the show tonight and tomorrow so you can be simultaneously reminded of how talented Penn kids are and that you weren’t blessed with an ounce of musical talent.
Still recovering from this weekend? Yeah, us too, but what better way to continue all the sudden school spirit then to attend the State of the School taking place tomorrow at 8 p.m in the Penn Museum.
Now’s your chance to speak with Penn Student Government about what has or hasn’t been accomplished so far and plans that PSG has for the future. Did we mention that there will be *free* food?
Don’t worry– this fancy schmancy event is for us mere peasants to attend. All you have to do is RSVP here. Free food in fancy rooms, ample heckling opportunities. The only thing better would be a surprise visit by Madame President!