Penn got made fun of by PhillyMag’s Nick Vadala earlier this week. To answer his question, YESSSS we are like so, totally eXcItEd for the new liquor store that opened on Tuesday!!!!!!!!!!! O.M.G.
But really, PhillyMag? Penn students don’t all, um, totally talk like that! If this was the first offense we may have let you off easy. Or even the second. But Philly Magazine likes to poke fun at us on the regular and frankly we’re getting tired of all the ignorant shade.
We may be young and an easy target, but it doesn’t mean we’re not aware of it.
ATTENTION EVERYONE!!! Last night one particularly bold Quaker bb (who hasn’t yet heard of Penn Admirers) announced his undying love and belief in the fate Ben Franklin/the Penn housing gods have chosen for him. Though very possibly a Facebook hack, we’re really rooting for this guy. It’s his birthday, after all!
$1 Iced Tea or Coffee
-- In case you missed it yesterday, today is the last day! Flaunt your Penn Gear at the Bookstore
to enjoy a slightly cheaper dose of caffeine on ice (tall size only). Though it's not your daily venti two-pump-soy-macchiato-whatever, it might keep you awake for the first half of lecture.
With our Convocation desserts carefully packed away and our classes beginning we wanted to take a step back and admire the good ol’ times. You know, to really celebrate the spirit of being #nSOEXCITED the first time. They never warn you, but you really only NSO once. So after the jump, the list of things that aren’t quite the same #nsOverAgain:
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Careful at the off-campus frats --
Earlier this week the Liquor Control Board visited several off-campus houses to warn them (again
) of the consequences of hosting parties. As this was hardly enough to put a damper on Fling, we expect that NSO will go on as planned. Just be sure not to let this guy
in with you.
It’s a day-dream-come-true. As of Saturday, Insomnia Cookies are expanding their delivery hours on the weekend.
Icing on the cookie cake: to celebrate, everyone can get three FREE chocolate chunk cookies via the online “Deal of the Week” (now until September 8th).
Delivery hours on Saturday and Sunday now begin at 1pm, which is great news if you are
To paraphrase CEO Seth Berkowitz, Insomnia is “eager to satisfy munchies whether at 3pm or 3am.”
Still mourning the loss of Lee’s? Dry those tears and prepare your stomach for two new additions to the University City food scene (Subway is exciting, but these places look even more promising):
Wishbone: Come October a fancy-but-not-too-fancy fried chicken restaurant by Drexel grads will be moving in to Lee’s beloved former home at 4034 Walnut. The goal: take everyone’s favorite comfort food and turn it into a fine dining experience without being too “pretentious.”
HipCityVeg: In September HipCityVeg is expanding and coming to town. Just around the Rave corner and seven paces down from Smoke’s, vegan foodies will have a new trendy eatery that’s just a teensy bit classier than Kings Court Dining Hall.
Looking for that perfect Wednesday after-internship thing to do in Philly this summer? For $5 you can try the Penn Museum.
Why, you ask, would I pay $5 to go to the Penn Museum when I have a PennCard? Because they’re kickin’ out the jams at “P.M. @ Penn Musuem” — a series of diverse concerts featuring artists and genres from all over the world.
The concerts are held on the lawns in front of the Museum. You know, where you hung out and listened to a cover band when you and your NSO besties were ~tOo cOoL~ for the non-air conditioned Toga Party (d’aww, awkward memories).
Just this evening, Don Memo posted upsetting news on their Facebook Page:
No, Don Memo, thank you for all the
drunken nights memories. We’ll stop by for lunch sometime, but something tells us BYO-ing tequila to a food truck at noon won’t fill the void. Those green walls will be forever burned into our retinas, and you’ll be missed!
While Columbia may have stolen Ron Perelman from us, Penn is now being wooed by a new favorite Wharton grad/donor. Frank Quattrone, a famous investment banker from the 90s tech boom, has given Penn $15M for the creation of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice.
The center is to be housed within Penn Law, and Quattrone hopes that it will be used to research and solve problems with the American Justice System. And Ron will totes be jealous when he sees this guy’s full head of hair.