What started with a deleted study guide on a shared Google Doc escalated into full blown drama for the students of CLST 240: Scandalous Arts. Who deleted the information? Was it a spiteful student who wanted their peers to do badly? Can we blame it on technology? We may never know the answer, but we do know this: it was Scandalous indeed. Full emails with commentary after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
A tipster sent us this emotionally scarring photo from the 4th floor girls bathroom of Van Pelt. Looks like someone may have Rosenpartied a little too hard and forgot where the toilet was.
The Washington Post published an article yesterday which explains how college students who go to school in Philly, stay in Philly. We aren’t quite sure why this is relevant to WaPo, which is a DC publication, but Penn got a shoutout so we’ll take it. The author says that according to a recent Philly poll, “ill” residents want recently graduated students to stay for business purposes. He also calls students who stay in their college towns “parasites”. Philly is hoping to become a parasitic city (that would be a sweet band name) and we as Penn students are the parasites. So basically what we gather from this is that if we stay in Philly after we graduate, we become a statistic. Hmm.
For the first day of “Worst Of Week”, we’re bringing you a compilation of the worst study spots on campus (not to be confused with The DP‘s favorite study spots).
1. Van Pelt – Not only is it impossible to find an empty carrell during midterms (which basically constitutes the entire semester) and finals, but those wooden contraptions also make us desperately lonely and sad. Plus, Rosenparty and Weigle are always filled with those students that pull all-nighters and make us feel bad about ourselves for watching five hours of Keeping Up With The Kardashians instead of studying calculus. Oh, and did we mention that sometimes you have to wait in line, in the cold, to enter?
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PUPPIES! - Hurry to Rodin's Rooftop Lounge (or "Wooftop Lounge") at 3 p.m. for a puppy-filled study break. Dogs from the vet school will be running around and doing adorable things. Even better is that we get to play with them and eat free Greek Lady.
We got confused for a hot second, thinking Van Pelt was the new Smoke’s with a huge line and people demanding to get in. But as we all learn at some point in our Penn careers, Rosenparty ain’t a party without books, sleepless nights, and copious amounts of caffeine. Some party.
[Disclaimer: This article was part of our "Joke Day" series... if you couldn't tell by the usage of Comic Sans.] Our favorite Einstein-ette sent us this semi-nondenominational E-card this morning to share with the world. This is why we love Miss Lois so much.
[Disclaimer: This article was part of our "Joke Day" series... if you couldn't tell by the usage of Comic Sans.] It what might be the most shocking news of the day, a student was spotted eating at Taglio just a few moments ago. We were so surprised that we felt the need to alert our readers immediately. Because this person is the first to eat at the semi-intriguing eatery, they automatically became mayor on Foursquare. Now we are kicking ourselves for missing this golden opportunity.
This individual who wishes to remain anonymous to avoid Foursquare rivalry, said, “I actually enjoyed Taglio. They cut my pizza with scissors so it felt like an edible art project. I’ll consider going back.”
We strolled into the WaWa on 38th and Spruce today with caffeine on our minds, only to find out that WaWa has no running water and therefore no coffee. Dismayed and confused, we were forced to get our caffeine fix elsewhere. There’s no telling exactly when the water (and therefore the coffee) will be back on but there are lots of burly men and trucks outside that are working to fix the problem. Hopefully they work fast, considering finals are upon us. Stay tuned for updates during this tragic time. A couple more pictures are after the jump.
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According to the Inquirer, The Inn at Penn may have some competition in the next few years. Campus Apartments is breaking ground tomorrow on a new hotel. Every room in the hotel will be a suite and is meant for longer stays, so we expect to see plenty of terrified parents staying there all through NSO and their baby freshman’s entire first semester. Plus, the hotel will be a Hilton, so maybe Paris will hit us up.
Update: The hotel will be a Hilton Homewood Suites and is scheduled to open in March 2012 at 41st and Walnut.