Anticipating boredom on Friday? Done with finals and hangin’ around? Stop by the first ever “Smoke’s Sit In,” which will be happening tomorrow from 11am until 2am. That’s right, fifteen straight hours of drinking, games and mayhem at every 21 plus’ favorite campus watering hole.
Though you won’t get your name on a plaque, there’s a good chance you end up drinking more on this one day than Feb Club goers did in four years at Penn.
This snapshot was taken at Van Pelt’s dedication ceremony on one sunny October day in 1962. It’s like a retro Library Social! Imagine if the ceremony was right now and all of these nice people were simply sitting there watching you study and listening to you learn.
Reading Days, ah. Four whole days of blank schedules and welcome distraction. For Reading Days this semester, why not consider reading! Introducing UTB‘s first ever edition of “What You Should Read Over Reading Days.” Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments.
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins: Take a trip to the Capitol and join the fun that everybody is talking about. Bonus perks: this book will not take more than 48 hours to read. Good for those who have papers and finals late in the week.
Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James: If you can’t be convinced by critics’ description of this book as an “erotic breakout novel” and “mommy porn,” chances are that you have no business reading it. Potentially dangerous for those who brought “just a friend” to formal.
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Monkey see, monkey do. Here is the latest addition to the Penn-centric “whatshould___call___“ family: What should we call APES? The new tumblr was made in light of AEPi’s recent loss of university recognition. We’re all like, “OO-OO-OOO-AAA-AAA-AAA.”
‘What should we call APES?’ is actually nothing more than a collection of monkeys-doing-human-things videos (whoa, remember this movie?) with some snippy annotation. Must we remind everyone that as finals approaches, while it is very tempting to make tumblrs n blogs n shiz, the Penn community would appreciate diversity in distraction content. Have a lovely last day of classes!
The DP recently featured this article about Wharton sophomore and “serial entrepreneur” Bradley Foster. Considering he already owns a hotel, restaurant, computer repair company and several other businesses, we’re not sure why he hasn’t yet pulled a Bill Gates and peaced out, Wharton, especially after stating the following:
I could take insurance whatever class at Wharton, or my hotel could just burn and I could learn a really quick lesson about insurance.
Let’s do the math. We will assume that it takes eight hours for your basic Sheraton to combust, compared to the 14 weeks in a semester with approximately three hours of class a week for your run of the mill “insurance whatever” class. Does this kid have a time machine? Or just a really, really huge
It’s sweet that the Penny Loafers are down to recycle and all, but maybe they should have waited one more year. As you can see above, for their spring show, the Penny Loafers have quite blatantly repeated show title “I’d Hit That…Note,” one that the Pennchants and Quaker Notes shared for their combo show back in 2008. Is this going to stir up a rumble? A-ca-drama? To find out, see the Penny Loafers show this weekend slash the Pennchants show on April 20th and 21st.
Had enough tapping and smokers for one semester? Good, because the results are in! Check out the newest round of campus achievers in Sphinx, Friars and Mortarboard after the jump. But that’s not all! Be sure to also check back soon for the rest of Penn’s senior societies.
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Sanjay Gupta, M.D., both neurosurgeon and Emmy-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, is coming to Penn on April 3rd to speak in Irvine Auditorium at 8 p.m. Reason you should go: Dr. Gupta can do no wrong. In addition to the aforementioned positions he holds, President Obama offered Gupta the position of Surgeon General and he was named on People‘s 2003 list of sexiest men. And the list goes on. Mother of pearl this man is an HSOC major’s wet dream.
Tickets for the presentation go on sale today for $5 apiece. They can be found online here.
Meet the Penn men’s basketball team of 1920. Believe it or not, this motley crew managed to win the Eastern Intercollegiate League title, which was the league Penn played in before the Ivy League was created. Good looks, team. Those knee pads are really intimidating.
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Grammy award winning artist and actor, will pull up [with a million trucks] to Penn on April 3rd as part of the Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series, the same series that brought Andre Agassi last year.
Ludacris will be discussing
fancy cars, women and caviar his “life, career and paying it forward.” The event, open to the Penn community, is free but requires pre-registration (’cause you know it’d be sold out). Roll out or act a fool.