Did you actually enjoy your family dinner too much to check Twitter yesterday? Here’s our take (and your reactions!) on some generic Penn tweets we know you were itching to compose yourself. Check after the jump for our first use of Storify to aggregate all the “#genericpennthanksgivingtweets.”
So you thought you were being so clever, eh? Ducking out on some/all of your Wednesday classes, and maybe Tuesday’s too, to bounce home for Thanksgiving. Yet you forgot one crucial thing— the Philly airport sucks. Of course, sometimes it doesn’t suck, but when you add rain and a holiday to the mix, you’re only asking for trouble. We want to know how bad it got!
Reggie Love, Obama’s 30-year-old yes man, plans to get a Wharton MBA after a five-year stint with the Pesident that started in the Senate. ABC News says that he’s “affable and outgoing,” so hopefully he’ll be more fun to have around than another celebrity student we know. Also, “he taught Obama how to fist-bump, bought him a silver iPod for his birthday and introduced him to the music of Lil Wayne and Jay-Z. ” Maybe he can do the same for Amy!
No word yet on what he’ll be studying or when he’s actually set to start. Oh, hey! He already takes classes part-time! Why haven’t we seen him? No excuses for no spottings come full enrollment, y’all.
Were the newest Friars, Sphinges and Mortarboarders not enough high society for you? Good, because we have the latest and greatest senior initiates to share too. For those who may be unfamiliar with these fine organizations, Cipactli, Oracle, Onyx and Hexagon are rocking it in their respective communities, only with less chalk all over campus and more cultural involvement. But don’t worry, they’re totally edgy and exclusive too. So, without further ado, the newbies!
Yesterday, I had the privilege of judging the Sugar High Showdown, the Penn Gastronomy Club‘s dessert-making competition. Aside from a massive sugar high followed by a debilitating food coma, I also learned a lot about dessert and the industry from my fellow judges, the Sugar Philly dudes. We declared an Indian Spice Cake in Toffee Pudding the winner, while the crowd favorite was a Chai Tres Leches cake concoction. While we can’t hand out samples through the internet (sorry!), we’ve got some food porn for you that’s almost the same courtesy of PGC’s own Nicole Woon. Feast your eyes (literally).
Abroad blogs: the herpes of study abroad. For a semester, your junior friends’ Twitters are cluttered with links to “awesome pics from this weekend’s trip” as you receive emails you didn’t sign up for lamenting the lack of proper outlets or like, how totally crazy it is that people speak different languages.
The most telltale byproduct of studying in a different country is the infamous abroad blog. “Hey, did you check out my most recent post about Czech food? It was so funny, right?” Must’ve missed that one! Because we
are actually pretty jealous that you’re abroad don’t care, nope, not us. By far the best part is how they all sound the damn same.
Are you bored? Play our fun game, “Guess Where They’re Abroad!” We give you a line from their blog and you choose the multicultural experience. Answers after the jump!
“I took some group pictures that belong in a study abroad brochure.”
Attention seniors! It’s your last football game ever and apparently some fancy stuff will be going down at halftime to salute you. C’mon— it’s your last chance to wear obnoxious Penn scarves and not look as obnoxious (everyone knows it’s too hot in the Palestra for them), last shot to throw toast and last go at closing your eyes and pretending you go to a raging state school. The weather will even be crisp and beautiful (see above) for seniors and underclassmen alike.
If you’re really feeling lazy, follow our friends at the Buzz for important sports info all day. But go! School spirit is cute, and Cornell sucks. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
Perhaps you’ve seen this on your newsfeed recently— a “Masturbation Notice” from, oh, just about any college at this point. While most
state schools are lazy and just Photoshop their logo in, it appears someone at Penn actually took the time to print out their own fake warning and post it for all to see. Don’t be fooled; this apparently infallible meme has been around for ages.