Going above and beyond for dear old Ben, Doug Martenson, a fine-arts lecturer, gives our statues the star treatment. This blow-torch themed process (giving us these gems) gives our famous figures the statue equivalent of a facial, and finishes off with a good wax.
UTB gives our thanks to Doug for protecting our “Ben”s from the dangers associated with being a UPenn statue, which give the phrase “normal wear-and-tear” a slightly different meaning. Those of us bored enough to read Penn News emails, saw the full story here.
Summer session number one is under way and all those looking to pad their GPAs, or just pass STAT, are settling in. Unfortunately for two of those students, one Penn Anthropology teacher was a little too eager to welcome them back.
According to a Fox News affiliate, the lecturer showed off a certain body part no one was interested in seeing inside Houston Hall, and gave us another reason to avoid teachers outside of class. Didn’t anyone tell the guy Huntsman’s the place for nudity? As one student interviewed for the story said: “You don’t want to go to class and have some guy exposing himself.” Not to disagree, but at least that would keep us off Facebook.
As final season draws to a close, we decided to sit down with one randomly chosen senior, who may or may not have won a raffle with a profile post as a prize, and allow him to reflect on his last final as a college student. Grab some tissues; this one’s a tearjerker.
UTB: Before we start, how do you feel about me distorting your words to make you sound funnier?
WM: If it’s possible. I’m pretty funny.
UTB: Already doing it….So, what was your final final as a Penn student?
WM: Advanced negotiations.
UTB: Nice. How did you feel when you finished?
WM: How I always feel after I finish. Tired, happy, and ready to get out of there. *wink*
UTB: Did you just wink at me? Anyway, what were you thinking when you handed it in?
Channeling Improv Everywhere, theatrical geniuses Sam Pasternack and Lee Marcus use the power of music to bring to life an integral part of the Penn experience–stuff watching. Who actually steals things? What if no one is willing to commit? Who can you trust? Does anything exciting happen in Harnwell!? Watch the video to find out!
You may think that with classes ending and the school year coming to a close, Penn’s student groups would also be packing it in for the summer. However, if this week’s flyers are any indication, the weekend has big things in store for the performers’ closest friends the entire student body. So, put away your textbooks and shut down your laptops because this line up looks pretty “fly.”
Multicultural Greek Council: Penn Relay’s Step Show
Some unsung Greek Groups
Pull off a super sweet show
Hands clap and feet stomp
Starting this June, a solution to the most pressing problem plaguing our city, the inconveniently dying cell phone, has finally been found. As the Philly Post blogreported, ChargeItSpot, the aptly named start-up headed by Douglas Baldasare (WG’12), is looking to install 76 free cell phone charging stations in businesses throughout Philly.
Using cakes to spread the word to interested business owners (someone aced Marketing), Baldasare is putting those Wharton skill to work. For smart phone users, an app, also debuting in June, will monitor your phone’s battery level and send out alerts about ChargeItSpot locations. Walk fearlessly Snapchat addicts and Google Maps dependents, the world is your outlet.
With a 90 percent chance of rain looming, students have found many ways of coping. Honestly, if we can rage in shorts in the hail, why not rage in tanks in the rain?
According to a SPEC source, that’s exactly the plan. As long as sound and stage equipment can withstand the weather, performances in the Quad and Franklin Field will go on as scheduled. Inflatable use will be a moon-bounce by moon-bounce decision; hopefully it will always be “yes.” However, if the rain’s too hard (Why Fling gods? Why?!), both Quad activities and the Franklin concert will be cancelled. Check in with SPEC on Twitter, Facebook, or their website for up to date info.
By the looks of this line, all you have to do is combine frozen dessert and zero charge to have Penn kids going nuts. A small charitable donation can zoom you right to the front (rumors of a 45 min wait time abound), but beware the angry glaresof the line-waiters. If you choose to wait it out, do not feel ashamed. We still think it’s worth it.
Ah Spring, a time for spiked fruit smoothies, lawn centric activities, and, most importantly, clothing donations! In a continued partnership with Goodwill Industries, PennMOVES is giving us more chances to donate. The group installed drop boxes outside of Rodin (pictured) and Sansom West, on Chestnut.
So stop by and toss in those old fling tanks from clubs you’ve since ditched with slogans that are no longer relevant. Sling in those sweaters you’ll never need again (the cold will never return!), or that pair of pants your roommate will just not pick up off the floor. With each item dropped, you’ll feel the inner joy that comes with clearing out your clutter and claiming to cure the world. Click here for more info about Goodwill’s good works.