This past Saturday morning, a bunch of bleary-eyed, overstressed high schoolers came to Meyerson Hall to take the SAT. Then they saw the building was in complete disarray, thanks to the final critiques that took place the day before, and maybe those two kids who had six perfectly sharpened pencils, two erasers and two spare calculator batteries neatly laid on their desks were like, “OmGGGgGG this is NOT conducive to my TEST-TAKING EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!” but most of them probably didn’t care. PennDesign felt pretty awful about it, though, so they posted this ridiculous note letting all those students know they’re really, really sorry for potentially causing them inordinate levels of distress during this critical moment in their lives. Read a full transcript of the note after the jump.
You think you fancy because you landed a sweet internship this summer? That’s cool, but it ain’t being begged to drop out and start working for someone. Business Insider published an article today about College sophomore Dan Shipper, who, according to his personal website, has developed five tech startups since 2007. Given Dan’s impressive resume, he’s been recruited by several tech companies. 42Floors went balls out and published an open letter to Dan asking him to quit Penn and work for them. Read the letter after the jump:
Ready for history lesson? Maybe not, after spending the last week decaying in Van Pelt and swearing you’d never commit another fact to memory ever again. But this lesson is, cool. Promise. Because it’s about FRATS. A lot of chapter houses didn’t used to be where they are now, and you might be surprised to find out what houses and buildings former generations of Penn bros called their official man caves. Without further ado, let’s begin a photographic tour of some awesome old Penn frat houses! Read the rest of this entry »
Seeking possible interpretations for this new monument erected at 37th and Walnut to honor the class of 1962 for funding the reconstruction of 37th Street into Benjamin Franklin’s Way (you know, with the bricks and stones engraved with quotes and all). Will the real FNAR majors please stand up (and ‘splain to us)?
Pour one (medium passionfruit bubble tea) out for our homies the Boba Bros— today is their last day of business. The Penn students had a good run, starting back in October 2010 by making their own homemade bubble tea and getting their product picked up and sold through TBowl. Bubble tea fans, it’s not the end of the world. We’ll always have
Some phriendly advice to all the ladies getting ready phor phormals: the proper way to steam a dress is to use a steamer, not to run a shower as hot as possible, accidentally set off the phire alarm, and have a phire truck pull up to your phront door.
That is all.
Penn: always at the forefront of innovative new academic programs. You might say they blaze the trail?
Coq [kok] noun - some sort of interactive theorem prover in the comp sci world and, more importantly, an obvious source of endless jokes that someone finally took advantage of…by advertising Coq lessons to the entire CIS listserv. Who was bold enough to offer them? Read the rest of this entry »
Drunken douchebaggery can come out in full force during Fling, but some good samaritan really displayed a heart of gold this weekend. After a kind soul unwittingly snatched up the wrong pair of sandals, they were returned outside of FIJI with this accompanying note. There’s no telling what pile of mud, sticky frat floor, or anonymous person’s mouth this person’s feet might have been in this weekend, but still, it’s the principal of the matter! Rightful owner, have they been returned to you?
(Note to selves: have our moms stitch our names and phone numbers into all of our Fling gear next year.)
Quad Guest Pass Sales End At 4P.M. Today —
If you plan to bring friends into the Quad during Fling, register online here
, print and sign the confirmation forms, and bring them to the second floor of Houston Hall along with $20 per pass.