FeaturesApril 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Things That Are Worse Than Finals: Fifth Edition

optimismEvery semester, there are three sure signs that finals season has rolled around. First—the most obvious—Van Pelt’s got extended hours; second, the nursing students have deserted campus; and third, a strict Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy on showering has been tacitly ratified by everyone you know and love.

But fear not, for there is a bar of soap at the end of this long, musky tunnel. In the meantime, enjoy these few sprinkles of fresh perspective. Read the rest of this entry »

NewsApril 28, 2013 at 10:25 am

Penn Seniors Spotted By NFL

copelandLast night, former Quaker captain Brandon Copeland W’13 (left) signed as a free agent with Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens.

Not to be outdone, teammate Joe Bonadies C’13 (right) was invited to the Minnesota Vikings rookie mini-camp where his history major will no doubt prove incredibly useful.

But no matter what the future may hold, with three Ivy League championships under their belts, these guys have already scored big in our Red & Blue hearts. (Aww…)

Update: Scott Lopano W’13 (not pictured, but totally worth the extra click) has also been invited to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ mini-camp. Good luck, boys!

Celebrate Metro's 9th year with $1 coffee & tea! Also, any espresso drink, hot chocolate or chai is $2. Plus, the Little Baby's Ice Cream tricycle will be out front starting at 11:30AM selling scoops for half price. Happy birthday, Metro!
Wanna Be on Top? As reported by the fashionistas over at The Walk, Teen Vogue’s street style photographer, Erin Kelly, will be on campus today at 10AM in the Perelman Quad snapping pictures of lady Quakers who possess "confidence and originality." That's in a little over 20 minutes, so grab your fairy godmother and run!
NewsApril 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Our Achy Quaky Heart

Listen up, SWUGs punks. Next time you complain about your finals or your summer unemployment or even the subsequent plumbing disaster that was yesterday’s Queso Night at Commons, remember this: every morning, every evening, every day of every year, the Penn Quaker deals with life.

Click the link above for a real, raw and unfiltered glimpse into the dark reality that is the Penn Quaker’s hollow journey through existence. WARNING: Not for the faint of heart.

What's HapPENNingApril 8, 2013 at 10:37 am

What’s HapPENNing?

What's HappeningFling.

But also, this stuff.

When & Where? Wynn Commons, Monday 6-7:30PM
Why? Um, hello! The theme is Throwback to the 90s! Don’t miss Dance Dance Revolution, inflatable Twister, 90s trivia, a photo booth, and the chance to win 2 floor passes for the Fling concert.

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NewsApril 5, 2013 at 8:33 am

Senior Societies Spring 2013

secret-societies-aliensAnother year, another batch of crushed junior dreams. Aww… But chin up, kiddies! Your friends will tap you next fall, we promise!

In the meantime, here’s the complete list of everyone you might wanna blow get to know before September. Read the rest of this entry »

NewsApril 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Plug Into Penn [Dis]Connects

Penn DisconnectsHeya, whatcha doin’ on 4/20? Right right, besides that.
Okay, well how ’bout you check out Penn [Dis]Connects? It’s a student-run, totally grassroots (read: uber-hippie) event to be held on Saturday, April 20th devoted to getting groups of students “to pledge to turn off their phones and computers for the day and instead just do fun activities together, fully present, technology-free.”
The goal of Penn [Dis]Connects is to experientially realize the value that comes from being conscientious about the way we use technology and how it impacts our engagement with the people and world around us.
Bla bla bla. Wanna save the last bit of data on your phone plan? Wanna hang out with your friends instead of chatting up that St. Joe’s kid on Tinder? Wanna join a giant sunset potluck on College Green (unconfirmed) where no one will be instagramming their food or texting their moms? Then hit up Penn [Dis]Connects, which you can (somewhat ironically) find on Facebook, Twitter and GMail. Pledge online today!
Our condolences to the family and friends of Oliver Pacchiana. Read about the Engineering junior's passionate impact on the Penn community here.
NewsApril 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Fling 101: How To Score A Floor Pass

Floor PassIf you wanna lock eyes with the first female Fling performer in forever, personally wash Tyga’s mouth out with soap, or relive Prom ’09 like it should’ve gone down (no offense, David Hoffberg), then you better listen up.

Whereas general admission tickets ($35) will be sold, starting tomorrow, both online and on Locust Walk just as they’ve always been in the past, locking down floor passes ($45) for Fling is gonna work a little differently this year, as previously reported.

Floor passes will be sold in the form of online flash sales tomorrow. At four random times throughout the day, SPEC will post a link to an online form on their Twitter and Facebook pages. If you’re tryna get up close and personal with the onstage action, you’ll be required to enter your PennCard digits and Penn email address (to ensure that only students are purchasing tickets and to prevent duplicate entries). Limit 2 passes per student. More important information after the jump. >>>