Well, for a while at least. The world’s premier Hindi a capella group, also known as Penn Masala topped the iTunes “World Music” chart. In other words, their new album Kaavish is basically going platinum.
If you haven’t gotten the chance yet, now that it’s summer and the “kaavish” (Urdu translation: struggle) of finals is over you can totally check it out on their website, SoundCloud, or of course iTunes.
And if you’re still looking for a belated Mother’s Day gift, send her this Mother’s Day music video. A YouTube video in Hindi is the perfect present for the mom who’s got everything.
You heard us! According to the Columbia Business School Newsroom, Ron Perelman, namesake of an assortment of schools and buildings and quads on campus, has pledged to donate $100 million to the creation of Columbia’s “Manhattanville.” But, we cry, he didn’t even go there!
Sure, we’re grateful for the recent Valentine’s gift, but seriously, Ron? In the Newsroom article, you say that Columbia Business School “has its finger on the pulse of the changing nature of business education” but what about your dear two-time alma mater?
We guess it shouldn’t have been a huge surprise, but we thought what we had was *special*! You better have something AWESOME planned for our anniversary.
We’re halfway through! Or maybe you’re having your first final tomorrow. Or maybe you’re done and already home? (If this is the case, we’re jealous.)
No matter what level of panic or relaxation you’re in, you could use a study break. Here are some tips to help you stay sane–no, seriously we’re trying to help! Not enough? Check out last semester’s list here. Current list after the jump!
Because we all need another distraction from finals and all things worse, check out this cute collab/cover! It features one of our favorite rap-star Penn alums, Hoodie Allen W’10, and the adorable Kina Grannis. Together, they’re basically a gangsta baby sloth. And the song they’re covering? It’s by Walk The Moon, who’ll be playing at Made In America this year. Too bad Hoodie and Kina didn’t replicate this dance (skip to 1:50, it’s totes, worth it).
Yetanother addition to our collection of adorable professor emails! This one’s actually a repeat offender(and we hear he’s dreamy too). You know what they say–students in motion stay in motion unless invited to dance with their professor. Salsa? Que caliente! Mind if we join?
The photo gets a little cut off in order to still be legible, but you get the gist.
This is the pool room of the old chapter house of Penn’s Phi Kappa Psi. Though Phi Psi has lived on Spruce since 1977 , this building sits at 3641 Locust and was built when all of Locust was still a street! Now the building is the Colonial Penn Center, home of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (that’s not Greek). This photo was taken just after the building was completed in 1905 (obviously they had to snap a classy picture before stuff like this or this could happen).
Apparently fed up with the brothers’ antics, Otto the dog left the Fiji barbecue to get some learnin’. He followed two girls (one drunk?) down Locust and straight into Beginner American Sign Language. Though it took a minute for the beginner students to explain to their deaf teacher whose dog it was, she was generally amused. The class, filled equal parts with undergraduates and adults, enjoyed taking pics and playing with Otto before someone in class got a hold of a brother to come pick him up.
Here we have one of the many Penn traditions that didn’t quite stand the test of time. Presenting the Bowl Fight: an annual orgy game that pitted the sophomore and freshman classes against each other. It took place in the Quad in April, much like Fling! Only it was super violent. A couple of years after the Bowl Fight pictured (1914), someone died and they (appropriately) called the whole thing off. So please, sophomores, as you sneak past the tight Quad security this weekend to visit your old rooms, don’t try to wrestle freshmen into bowls. We wouldn’t want Fling cancelled, nowwould we?
In case you missed it in the DP, the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement of Philadelphia is coming to Fling (and not as a Quad performer). They make an appearance every year, but this time they’re going undercover.
They’ve already started their work by meeting with residents of some off-campus houses that have been marked “problem houses” to remind them of the stakes.
We’re not telling you not to day drink, but maybe just do it in the streets. And if you’re the host of an off-campus rager, remember the LCE can’t necessarily climb in your window to snatch your people up, but they can always walk in an open door.