FLING2K14April 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Worst and Best of Fling Tanks 2k14

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For those of you too drunk to remember, there were a plethora of Fling tanks this year, as always. Some were actually amusing. Some were unpleasantly boring. Some were desperately unclever. We get it, you wanted to stand out, and for better or worse, we noticed you. So accept our awards and comments with honor and pride, or remorse and defeat, we don’t know your life. Firstly…

UTB and 34th Street present: The Best Tanks You Will Ever Wear

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NewsApril 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Senior Societies 2014, Part II

In case you were wondering who the crème de la crème of Wharton and Nursing are, behold the Lantern and Nightingales societies.

Maybe they’re born with it, or maybe their best friends tapped them. Either way, you’re amongst the elite now, cherubs. Make it work.

Another round of applause for the newbies, you’re on the edge of glory.

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FLING2K14April 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Send Us Texts From Fling, Volume IV

3825f7d7590a2e204f4a2be61eb93044With Fling in full swing,
How could you not,
Send us the embarrassing
drunk texts that you got?

For the fourth year in a row,
we’re here to round up,
The texts crafted, in part,
by the drink in your cup.

Include the area code,
We won’t say your name,
No need for explanation,
No need to feel shame.

Send the best ones to tips@underthebutton.com ,
To or from your TA, your ex, or your mom.

Your texts will be famous! On our website they’ll hang,
As proof that your Fling went out with a bang.

Calling all Quakers to join this contest,
Just send us your texts, and we’ll do the rest ;)

NewsApril 7, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Senior Societies Spring 2014


“All Penn’s a stage, and all the men and women merely pledges.” – Ben Franklin

One of these nights you’ve probably stumbled upon the new babies of Penn’s senior societies (or more likely, they stumbled into you). These newbs are a rare breed, and can be seen frolicking across campus throwing up ambiguous finger signs; things us plebs would only dream of doing!

With that said, congratulations to the new pledge classes! To the fallen taps, we still love all of you, and hey, maybe you’ll be tapped again in the fall.

But for now, here is the new generation of Penn’s standouts!

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Penn MadnessMarch 27, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Penn Madness: The Final Four!


Welcome back to Penn Madness, the only election/bracket/multiple choice that isn’t driving you, well, mad. The votes are in, and here are the final four (RIP DFMO). The competition is getting fierce, Quakers. Like, Penn admission fierce. Who will face off in the final round? You decide. Hurrah for Round Three, let madness ring!

The Indie Band You Totally Discovered or The Best Class You Never Had

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Frat Guys or Chicken Thighs

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NewsMarch 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Submit Your Sublet Horror Stories

corner-sublet-scaled500Unless you’re a freshman, you’ve realized that sublet season is the Regina George of your summer plans (the bitch that stole Aaron Samuels ruins EVERYTHING). Finding a room or a subletter can be tough…like speaking up when the Houston salad gal skimps you on candied walnuts tough. And you want your room to be clean? Forgetaboutit.

We want to hear your WORST sublet stories. Whether you were the victim or the perpetrator, we won’t judge, just send them to tips@underthebutton.com and check back to see the worst ones after break. Who knows, the story could be, and probably is, about you!

In the meantime, use the DP’s new and improved PennLets to unsketchify your summer 2014 subletting.

What's HapPENNingFebruary 24, 2014 at 9:17 am

What’s HapPENNing?

812710193efe351900d6e1c9af5a159dMidterms, big/little, Apes uptowns, oh my! As we enter another week of cold weather and work, all we can think about is how much we are over it…all of it. But with a whopping 12 moons standing between us and complete inebriation liberation, we might as well make the most of our time before break (read: avoid work at all costs). Here is this week’s lineup of events.

Today: Discussion with Gov. Ed Rendell

Speak yo’ mind about policies to reform immigration laws with Penn Dems and Penn for Immigrants’ Rights!

Tuesday: Penn Government & Politics Association GBM

Calling reds and blues alike! If bringing political leaders to campus or writing for a non-partisan political publication is your thing, join PennGPA!

Wednesday: “Defining the Scope of Sustainability” Panel

Participate in an open forum with leading experts on sustainability! Sure to be some sustainable conversation! (Let that pun slide, it’s Monday)

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Featuresand  Love WeekFebruary 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

This Is What (Valentine’s) Dreams Are Made Of

Screen Shot 2014-02-14 at 12.39.15 PMFor those of you not feeling the love tonight, don’t fret, we aren’t either. But instead of playing the Grinch that stole V-Day (again), here’s a list of dream Penn pairings that will probably make you feel cold and hungry, but we hope it makes you see that there’s someone something out there for everyone!

- Wawa and 2am

- Insomnia and your diet starting tomorrow, you swear

- Greek life mentioned on UTB and comment wars

- Magic Carpet open hours and no one’s schedules

- Kiwi for dinner…and lunch

- Midterms and absolutely nothing

- Working out and celebratory froyo

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ShutterButtonJanuary 29, 2014 at 1:14 pm

ShutterButton: Where Is The Button?!


As Philly temperatures approach single digits, we’re reminded that the worst is far from over, and more snow (and work) is probably coming soon…as in Monday. This photo shows that apart from the weather, not much has changed at Penn since 1975. Except…WAIT, could it be?! WHERE IS THE BUTTON?!