It’s April Fool’s, so we’re all hoping that Girl Talk is SPEC’s way of tricking the entire student body. They’re not. Anyway, today’s the nicest day we’ve seen all year and it’s time to prep for the mess that will be Fling 2k13. In the meantime, find space to squeeze some of these events into your calendar for this week!
Relay For Life Who? Relay For Life When and where? Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at Franklin Field Why? Help raise Money to save lives!
CHAC Annual Spring Service Day Who? Civic House Association’s Coalition and PRISM When and where? Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Civic House Why? Help formerly incarcerated men rebuild their lives. Volunteers will be cleaning up a West Philly neighborhood.
As reported by the paper towel dispenser in the 4th floor bathroom in Van Pelt, a sample of Tyga’s lyrics appear to be not only creatively concocted, but also extremely moving. Bitch Betta Have My Money will be sure to bring us to tears on the upcoming April 12th Fling concert. Tears of what? We’re not quite sure.
Go vote -- for your picks for Class Board and The Undergraduate Assembly. Voting closes Friday, March 22nd at 5 p.m. Click here to vote!
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. has something to say about gay marriage, and it’s not what one might expect from such a prominent conservative. In an article he wrote on TheAmericanConservative.com, Huntsman takes a critical look at what today’s conservatism stands for. More importantly, he takes a stand on marriage equality:
Today we have an opportunity to do more: conservatives should start to lead again and push their states to join the nine others that allow all their citizens to marry. I’ve been married for 29 years. My marriage has been the greatest joy of my life. There is nothing conservative about denying other Americans the ability to forge that same relationship with the person they love.
Huntsman also discusses marriage equality in the realm of religion. He makes the point that religious institutions will not be forced by the state to recognize gay marriage, reinforcing the prominence and importance of the separation of church and state.
Great work, Jon Jr. Does this mean we can put Safe Space stickers on the front doors of Huntsman Hall?
Just in time for midterm season, The Punch Bowl has put together a video that proves that your schedule alone is unequivocally more stressful than anyone else’s on the planet. The interesting thing about this clip is that the sarcasm is shockingly accurate. But who knows? Maybe there’s someone out there that can never be one-upped.
Another Monday. Funday Monday, right? Wrong. Mondays suck and we all hate them, so let’s just be clear: most of us probably have [multiple] midterms this week and it’s likely that we’ll all gain weight and get [b]acne. Been there, done that, yawn, sigh. In the meantime, check what’s going on at a Penn near you!
Free Skate Rental Who? The Penn ice rink
When and where? Monday, February 18th, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Why? President’s Day special!
Sangam Speed Marriage Who? Penn Sangam
When and where? Monday, February 18th, Rodin Underground
Why? To learn about the cultural and psychological implications of commitment and marriage.
Senior Class Board president Jonathan Youshaei is seen here chatting it up with Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Conan O’Brien about the debut of their new movie trailer, The Internship. Meanwhile, the rest of us were probably doing little people things in our little people world of mediocrity. Jon, you’re the Marley to our me. You’re the wedding to our crasher. And thanks for the Penn shoutouts, you little Focker.