FeaturesApril 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Your Fling Photos Are In: Reliving Spring Fling 2K14

flingstanleyAs we collectively wallow in this rainy post-Fling Tuesday, we can only hope ya didn’t have to untag too many pictures or explain to your parents why they received a Dominos pizza delivery at 2am on Saturday (It’s a long not even a long story).

Either way, this moody weather gives us the perfect excuse to reflect on what transpired this past weekend, and there’s no better medium to do this than through the contemporary photograph. Without further ado about nothing, here’s our roundup of the Fling photos you sent us, or hashtagged with #flingstagram:





Nothing unites strangers like the 3am drive for calories. Here we observe an eclectic medley of organisms gathering around the oasis that is ol’ McDonald’s.



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ContestsApril 10, 2014 at 6:45 pm

UTB Photo Contest: Hashtag Your #Flingstagrams!

flingstanleyAyyyyyy Fling is upon us, people! Whether you’re already intoxicated WITH KNOWLEDGE from your Thursday classes or not, listen up. UTB has thrown together a little scavenger hunt so if you like scavenging and you like hunting, participate in our photo contest. Below is a list of items for you to seek—some things open to interpretation.

❑ Abandoned, toppled solo cup (make it arsty~***)
❑ Scene that embodies “oh no, is that kid okay?”
❑ Wawa line that exceeds 10 people long
❑ Frat president in handcuffs
❑ UTB fling tank (+100 if you come say hi)
❑ Obvious undercover LCA agent
❑ Penn Band fanfare, in Mayfair
❑ Freshman drinking on the down-low, in Lo-Fi
❑ Getting toasted, in Toaster
❑ Person actively and consciously enjoying Qdoba
❑ Vom trail that ends at a toilet
❑ Vom trail that doesn’t end at a toilet
 Somebody flinging a literal, coiled spring
❑ David Guetta doing whatever it is that he does on stage
❑ Scene that best describes “Peace Love and Fling”

Hashtag with


and you’re good to go.

Whoever knocks out the most of these bad boys out by midnight on Monday, April 14th gets a cute li’l write-up in a future post and even better, mad love from everyone here at UTB. So go out, take some shots, and take some shots!

If you’re more of a thousand words rather than a picture guy, send us your texts!

NewsMarch 31, 2014 at 7:10 pm

BREAKING: Satan Realizes There’s More To Life


That’s right, folks, looks like the devil’s turning over a new fig leaf. Some local photographic evidence suggests that our fiery frenemy just got fed up drizzy drunk one night and said, y’know what? To hell with hell. It’s about time I ditch this whole pitchforkin’ gig and try something new. So where’s Lucifer now? Probably interning at Pitchfork or Comcast customer service.

What's HapPENNingMarch 31, 2014 at 6:17 am

What’s HapPENNing?

whats happeningHello, friend. We hope you had a restful weekend because as you might be able to tell from the size of the list below, EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK. Seriously, so much:

Ongoing: Festival Latino 2014
Muchos eventos. Speakers and workshops and banquets galoré.

Ongoing: Mental Wellness Week
Check out some of these events—including Take Back the Night on Thursday—to help raise mental health awareness.

Tuesday: Discovering the Fragrance Industry with Macy’s
Check out this olfactory opportunity to learn about the design, marketing, and launch of fragrances. Part of Penn Fashion Week!

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What's HapPENNingMarch 24, 2014 at 9:34 am

What’s HapPENNing?

whats happeningCongrats! You made it through the first week after spring break! Only five more to go ’til you’re hOmE fReE. But until then, here’s what going on in your neck of the woods.

Ongoing: QPenn 2014 – Qtopia
Tons of events going on throughout the week, notably an address by Larverne Cox and the annual Pride Games. Qit qwill qbe qtons qof qfun.

Ongoing: Israel Week
Israel week is real this week so keep it real and do what ya feel, ya feel me?

Ongoing: International Week
Because just Israel isn’t enough. The whole world wants to be included. Read the rest of this entry »

FeaturesMarch 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm

15 Reasons It Doesn’t Feel Like Spring Break Yet

cantbelieveUh, 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…

  1. …we’ve had so many snow days that winter break never actually ended.
  2. …snow days—even snow hoursare still worth hoping for.
  3. …CVS still has old, half-off Valentine’s day stuff out.
  4. …we still have to look at our schedule to see what classes we have today.
  5. …we haven’t been to enough office hours to warrant asking for a rec letter.
  6. …we’re still wearing our fur-hooded coats, scarves, hats—the works.
  7. …our parents have verbalized that they’ve seen us too recently.
  8. …midterms are still a very, very real phenomenon.
  9. …we’re still doing OCR.
  10. …the most beach bod prep we’ve done is a walk to the fridge during a House of Cards marathon.
  11. …we still haven’t made break plans.
  12. …we’ll be wearing UGGs to the airport.
  13. …I’m paler than UTB’s page layout.
  14. …still don’t have my littlest.
  15. …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!~

NewsFebruary 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm

PennApps Spring 2K14: Absurd Nerds And Their Flappy Birds

eatsleephackAh 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!

Love WeekFebruary 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

The Penn Valentine’s Day Bingo Card

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.

vday bingo final

ShutterButtonFebruary 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm

ShutterButton: Meet Our New Li’l Baby Contribz

new contribz

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.

NewsJanuary 31, 2014 at 11:45 am

Aca-scuse Me, You Tryna Get Pitch Slapped?

acabelieve it 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!