Uh, what? It’s March already???
Spring break might be right around the corner but it feels like just yesterday we were fretting over finals and flying home for Thanksgivukkawinterbreak. Yet here we are, halfway to May.
Take a deep breath.
If this semester feels like it’s been going faster than usual, it’s probably because…
- …we’ve had so many snow days that winter break never actually ended.
- …snow days—even snow hours—are still worth hoping for.
- …CVS still has old, half-off Valentine’s day stuff out.
- …we still have to look at our schedule to see what classes we have today.
- …we haven’t been to enough office hours to warrant asking for a rec letter.
- …we’re still wearing our fur-hooded coats, scarves, hats—the works.
- …our parents have verbalized that they’ve seen us too recently.
- …midterms are still a very, very real phenomenon.
- …we’re still doing OCR.
- …the most beach bod prep we’ve done is a walk to the fridge during a House of Cards marathon.
- …we still haven’t made break plans.
- …we’ll be wearing UGGs to the airport.
- …I’m paler than UTB’s page layout.
- …still don’t have my littlest.
- …we’re failing miserably this semester but convincing ourselves it’s okay because it feels like the second week of class.
~Nevertheless, we’re just grateful for a week off to cuddle with our dogs!~
Ah PennApps, small, delightful dishes of food that Quakers enjoy before a main course in order to stimulate the appetite. But also a semesterly reminder that what many SEASers lack in social life and hours of sleep, they make up for in hackathon winnings.
This past weekend, a buncha CS-minded n3rd$ (nerdspeak for ‘nerds’) from all over the world came to compete for a piece of dat $30K in our very own Engineering Quad. Fueled by pizza and confidence, these hackers cooked up apps that attracted sponsors like Venmo, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Other Companies I Wish I Could Intern At Because Their Offices Look Really Cool.
As you might expect, a lot of neat and…ahem, quirky stuff was born during the 48 hours of PennApps Spring 2014, so we didja a solid and sorted out the Facebooks from the Faceplants:
after the jump, ya gorgeous toucans!
Because we love ya, the staff here at UTB put together a li’l Valentine’s Day bingo card for your pLeAsUrE. Click to enlarge, print, cut it out (god bless if you actually do), and see if you can get bingo before calling it a night.
Ahem, introducing UTB’s five shiny new contributors! Here they are, shivering in front the all-seeing Button last night, just after getting a blindfolded tour of our beautiful campus and just before getting initiated into the Upsilon Tau Beta bloggerhood. Don’t worry, things never got as hazy as that uggo pollution plume in front of the Love statue. Here’s to bringing you more hilarity and hijinks on the daily.
♫ I got my ticket for the ICCA
At Drexel U this Saturday
And I sure would like some sweet company
Because it’s at 7pm tomorrow
Whaddya say? ♫
Go see Penn’s very own a cappellamazing Counterparts as they rock our ears and our hearts at this international championship aca-stavaganza. Peep the FB event here.
Bonus news nugget for reading all those words:
Alumna Elizabeth Banks (C’96) is directing Pitch Perfect 2!
Anonymous. Naked Breasts of a Female. 2014. Media: Finger, Snow
Bare with us; news has been slow lately. But some goofball(s) scrawled boobies on a canvas of vehicular snow so…orange you glad you haven’t closed this tab yet? We feel bad for giving you high NSFW hopes, so here’s your pornographic reward.
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6 dolla airport shuttles--
The UA is selling airport shuttle tickets outside the OSA office in Houston from 11 to 3. Cash only.
Spotted on the big periodic table in CHEM 102 yesterday, one of these (–>) Walter White missing posters is slapped up on bromine. Oh Mr. White, he’s probably somewhere out there, more dazed, confused, and lost than the kids taking orgo this semester. P.S. If you haven’t seen Breaking Bad yet, you’re probably also someone who fell for this.
Welcome back pal. We hope you rested up on your measly two days off because there are (sigh) three Mondays to go before semester’s end.
[Al Roker voice] Until then, here’s what’s HapPENNing in your neck of the woods.
Today: Strategies for Vocal Delivery
Learn talk good.
Wednesday: Kumar Barve
The first Indian-American ever elected to a state legislature will talk about how the struggle has been real.
Wednesday: Matisyahu at the Blockley
Because Thanksgivukkah wasn’t enough, join Matisyahu for “a day of total Jewish engagement.” Matisyah—who?
Also on Wednesday: Rock with Jocks
C’mon ya nerds, now’s your chance to get in wit da jocks. Real Penn athletes, yo! swoon
Thursday: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
The comic strip, now a musical.
Saturday: PennRec Bocce Ball Tournament
Get out there ‘n’ knock some balls, ya sonofabocce.