NewsOctober 11, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Hair Charity Hilarity

Omigod you guys!  Penn Singers is putting on Legally Blonde and the whole operation is contingent upon the leading lady getting the perfect hair dye.  Rena Rowan Run, what?  Penn Singers wants you to spend your shekels on a visit to the salon (a wig just won’t do).  You can even get your name in the program!  Check out the email after the jump, and consider doing your part to save a strand.  It’s for charity.

“We want this to be a community effort…”

Spring Courses on Penn InTouch - Time to start planning!  Spring 2013 courses are on Penn InTouch for your perusal.  Let's all print out our mock schedules and pass them around like trading cards to our crushes because life is short, okay.  P.S. Friday's the last day to make a course pass/fail for this semester!
NewsOctober 4, 2012 at 11:28 am

Urban Outfitters Hosts After-School Special

You know that thing when you’re trying to shop at Urban Outfitters, but it’s just overrun with middle-aged women trying to find an outfit for their next business meeting?  Or when you want to focus on the clothes and trendy books, but the music just isn’t loud enough?  Rest easy, kids.  Tonight is College Night at Urban Outfitters, and unlike the other 364 days of the year, tonight UO was made for YOU.

From 4 to 10pm, the store is offering discounts to those with a school ID and there’s going to be a “live DJ” (is there any other kind?) spinning tunes.  But seriously, Little Baby’s ice cream will be there to nosh and you might even win a college survival kit.  So zip up your backpacks and we’ll meet you in the sale section.


Vote ID-Free - The contested Voter ID law will not go into effect for this election in Pennsylvania, as decided by a judge this morning.  In other words, government-issued IDs will not be necessary as voter identification this November.  When will Smokes adopt the same policy?
GrubHub Club Perks - This weekend only, get $5 off an order of $10 or more on GrubHub.  You heard us right!  Just use the code FIVEOFFFALL (three F's) at checkout and act fast because there's only 400 deals to be had.
NewsSeptember 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm

“Gangnam Style” Mobs Campus

The Gangnam Style flash mob craze officially hit campus this afternoon on Highrise Field.  After a technical difficulty with the music, the PSY impersonator eventually emerged with his female cronies to perform the undeniable Gangham gallop to the 300 in attendance.  K-beats, the K-pop dance crew, organized the mob, with additional dancers coming from every other dance troupe on campus, the sect of kids in your recitation that have never spoken, and selected staff from Einstein’s*.  It was an impressive showing and an equally impressive feat of dancing genius, and it’s surely poised to compete with Cornell’s mob attempt last week.  Follow the DP’s coverage for continuing news on the video’s ascent.


You Know Romney's 47% Comment? - The one where he said that the 47% of Americans that do not pay income taxes will definitely vote for Obama?  It was 100% said at a fundraiser held at a Wharton grad's home.  Read the full coverage here.
ContestsSeptember 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm

A Pitch Perfect Wednesday

If your Wednesday night is bare (looking at you, Skulls), go no further than SPEC Film to hook you up.  They’re hosting a free screening of Pitch Perfect tomorrow, and you, lucky UTB reader, can win a reserved seat.  For the first five to comment on this post, SPEC will rope off reserved seats for you and a friend.

Our impression after watching the trailer is that this is going to be some cross between Glee, Mean Girls, and possibly hopefully Stomp the Yard.  Penn alum Elizabeth Banks co-produced the movie with her husband (They met at Penn!  Dreams do come true!) and makes an appearance in the film.  And Penn’s own Dischord will be performing a little ditty before the premiere.  If you don’t get a reserved seat through our contest, you can print out your own ticket here, but get thee to the Rave early to secure a seat!

Update:  We have 5 winners!  Better luck next time, chumps.

NewsSeptember 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm

All Hail HarBar

Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar, colloquially known to all from now on as HarBar, is slated to open at the end of this month.  HarBar offers a farm-to-table experience that is both upscale and affordable.  Problems with construction, union contracts, and weather have pushed the opening from June to the week of September 26th.

For all still lamenting the loss of Marathon, Harvest will offer an open kitchen, fireplaces, and an outdoor gardened dining area called “The Lawn.”  We’re all looking forward to September 26th, when HarBar will finally open and when what owner Dave Magrogan promises will be “like an oasis for students” will be open for all.

NewsSeptember 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

Penn Class Puts Convention In Unconventional

The most exciting part of 2012 has passed, but it’s a busy year, and we all still have the election ahead of us (freshmen elections and otherwise).  While most of us are busy sharpening our pencils and only watching the election coverage from our TVs and Twitter feeds, one lucky class at Penn has been granted an inside look at the Republican and Democratic conventions.

The Philly Inquirer recently detailed Professor David Eisenhower’s “Conventions, Debates, Campaigns” class.  Each student attends one of the conventions, meets with important political types, and spends the semester discussing his or her findings with the class and the Daily News.  And the 2008 kiddos even appeared on Chris Matthews’ “Hardball.”  That class with the already-cancelled Thanksgiving Week lecture doesn’t seem so special now, huh?  While it’s clearly too late to vie for a spot this semester, any freshmen planning to become super seniors can go ahead and add it to their Fall 2016 mock schedules.