Classes are ending, finals are beginning. Summer is within reach! You’re trying to squeeze in lunch with every person you always say you simply muuuust catch up with before it is too late. Here are some things to do in between:
Brittany Snow At Penn Who? CogWell, Penn’s student health awareness group Where and When? Today at 6pm in Huntsman Hall Room F85 Why? She’ll be sharing her personal battles with eating disorders and bullying as part of the Love Is Louder campaign. And she’ll be doing a Q&A so you can totally get the deets on what really went on behind-the-scenes of Pitch Perfect. Aca-mazing!
Countdown: four days! Or two, if you’re planning on going hard starting Wednesday. Or zero, if you do that every day anyway. Jazz & Grooves released a promo for their Saturday In The Quad concert, featuring Delorean, Gigamesh (not the ancient play you read in 9th grade – that’s GiLgamesh), Autre Ne Veut and more. Come on, look at how much fun your fellow Quakers are having in this video! Makes us want to dance! Sure to be a good time.
Remember, buy your Fling guest passes (here) before they sell out! Secure your cheap sunglasses and fanny packs. It’s even warm! (Today at least.) Get those last minute Fling puns (The Flung and the Restless?!?!) printed on your tanks. Seek out a nice patch of grass where you know you can pass out if you need to.
Lots of shows this weekend! Possibly because everyone wants to squeeze their events in before the fling pandemonium starts. Here’s our weekly guide to what you’re missing when you shove politely ignore the kid thrusting a flyer in your face:
Unfortunately, this useful piece of knowledge found in the Houston bathroom is not the answer to the extra credit question on your BIOL101 midterm. But it is part of Penn Sex Week, which starts this Tuesday. You may have already been invited to the Facebook event or seen their steamy promovids (definitely NSFW). A big hit at other schools, this is the first ever Sex Week here at Penn.
Penn Sex Week is a week of discussions, presentations, performances, and workshops aimed at educating students and celebrating sex in the Penn community. Maybe you’ll learn some new tricks, or at least ways to make it less awkward with the guy/girl you brought home from Smokes/Blarney/VP/Hill Brunch. Attend a seminar to be as well informed as these guys.
In case you missed it, Penn has been buzzing with news about a new college house on Hill Field. The new building, which will include a dining hall, music practice rooms and lounges, will start construction in January and be ready in fall 2016…when only the frosh will still be here. This six-floor paradise will fit 350 Quakers of all ages. Is it just us or does Hill not seem that far away when it has air conditioning?
The money is almost raised, except the casual $50 million that it takes to get the house named after you. But, who the hell has that kind of money laying around?! Oh right… Penn alums. Picture it: “Going to grab din at Sternberg!” or “Meet me in the Wang lobby!”
To all the people applying to the high rises in Inter-House Room Selection this week, hang in there! You’ll pull through. Or, you’ll be stuck living in Gregory next year and wishing that this project would start now.
We’ve all heard the jokes: “Hell is going to freeze over before Penn renovates Gregory.” Well, it’s about to get chilly up in here because after over 30 years, Gregory College House is finally getting renovated!
Resident services is dishing out the big $$$ this May for “clean up renovations” including new furniture, paint, ceilings/floors, plumbing, etc. The reconstruction will take place over the next two summers.
Thanks, Penn, for keepin’ it tight and right! Watch out high rises! Now that Greg is getting all fancy shmancy, it might become the hot new place to live on campus (but probably not).
With spring break comes spring fashion! There’s nothing like the feeling of strutting down Locust, latte in hand, rocking some classic ballet flats on a warm March day. Many a Penn betch can be seen wearing the designs of our most fashionable alum, Tory Burch.
Before she became a fashion icon, Tory graduated in ’88 with a major in Art History. Too bad The Walk wasn’t around when Tory was here, because she probably would have owned it. This theta alum went on to become an accomplished fashion designer, business woman, and philanthropist.
Known for her preppy/boho style, Tory’s fashion line is carried at over 1,000 department stores. She’s dated celebs (Lance Armstrong!), made appearances on ANTM and Gossip Girl, and even been endorsed by Oprah! Needless to say, she oozes fabulosity. And like a true Penn do-gooder, Tory has given back with her charity foundation, which provides economic opportunities to women and their families. Alas, yet another ridiculously successful Penn alum who makes us wonder if we will ever do anything half as cool with our lives.
Penn students are always searching for new, exotic food trucks to try out. UTB is right there with you, and we’ve gotten news of the hottest new food truck in University City. Located in the back of a sketchy van on the corner of 40th and Walnut, this unnamed eatery has everything you want… if all you want is questionable pies. With a diverse tasting menu of bean pies, apple bean pies, or sweet potato pies it’s perfect for a hot date, late night study session, or a place to take your grandparents when they come visit you. Just be careful, don’t let this happen to you.
Hide yo kids, hide yo wife: Countess is back! The sassy Locust Hawkwas seen striking a heroic pose outside of Hill yesterday. Maybe she heard that there would be thousands of pre-frosh touring Penn during President’s Day weekend and wanted to terrorize some kiddies. Remember, guys, stay on the lookout for Big C and don’t let this happen to you.
Remember how long you spent on your college essays? How you slaved for weeks because your guidance counselor told you that your dissertation on why puppies will one day save the planet was what would definitely set you apart from the rest?
Well, there’s a chance that it was all for nothing. The board of directors of everyone’s favorite source of anxiety, The Common App, announced that there would no longer be an open-ended essay option, rather a choice between five more specific prompts.
In response, Dean Furda said it probably wouldn’t matter anyway, admitting that maybe one in seven essays are actually considered in the admissions decision. So basically, 86% of the people reading this worked their butts off on an insightful, introspective composition that was inconsequential to their admission. Read the rest of this entry »