Midterms aside, it’s your lucky week because there’s a double dose of Street.
We are all so over winter but are you the most over it? Play a game of Ego’s Winter Bullshit Bingo. We’re hoping it warms up soon for a walk downtown to sample Chinatown’s best bites and check out Philadelphia’s coolest street art.
On the silly side, Highbrow got a Tinder, would you swipe right? PennAlert: Backpage spoofs the DPS. Music has no shame about loving some nonsensical songs and we’ve got Oscar picks straight from Ben Franklin and Amy Gutmann (*we wish*). Watch the Oscars with us this Sunday, we’ll be live blogging.
It’s mealtime in Philadelphia and Street is here with macarons and nachos and so much more. Our Spring Dining Guide has suggestions for incredible eats near and far. Try hot fried chicken at a restaurant with a porcine name (and read our interview with owner and Top Chef Kevin Sbraga) and see what Drexel has to offer you in the realm of mac n cheese and quesadillas. Our own campus now boasts excellent pizza, and on certain weekend days, bagels. Explore South Philly for a high quality Italian byo and a creative vegan one. Walk around Rittenhouse, croissant in hand or grab an elegant picnic in Washington Square or a pickle and a drink at Gaslight. Northern Liberties is changing the Tater tots game and Jose Garces gave Philly a Cuban Diner. For fine dining, consider Avance and read our exclusive interview with Chef Justin Bogle. Or try High Street on Market, a more casual restaurant from the Chef of Fork. Any way you slice it, Spring 2014 is a wonderful time to dive into Philadelphia’s thriving food scene. Where are you going to start?
It’s above 40 degrees and Street is back, finally wearing only one layer.
Read our feature about professors and their biases, and while you’re at it, play College Hall Tinder. Lowbrow took on Arts this week and Music took on the Top 40, as usual. Make a playlist and take a walk west to explore some new grocery stores or just binge watch the Real Housewives.
Back on campus, we know everyone is talking about our legendary commencement speaker, but how does he stack up against VPs and FLOTUSes past? Meet your Senior Class President before you head off to FebClub. Lastly, read this week’s Word on the Street about a very important experience someone had at Penn.
Single ladies and gents, take solace from TV’s best single ladies and some formerly famous musicians who have fallen out of the spotlight. We have the lowdown on the new ARCH and the best places to study with a beau, and an ~artsy~ guide to typography on campus. The Vagina Monologues are tonight but the Penis Monologues are inside our magazine.
This week Street has some questions. Will it ever stop snowing? Should I have done laundry by now? And you live where? Street goes inside Gregory College House to meet the close group of students who call it home. Speaking of homes, explore more of campus with an Architectural Bucket List and switch up your playlist with tracks from Penn Musicians USSMars. Ego of the Week Jeremy Pincus even converted to Judaism while at Penn (didn’t we all?). In honor of those free t-shirts we get during NSO, we converted the College House motto’s into some serious real talk.
Food and Drink got inspired by sports, sort of, with herbacious Super Bowl recipes and some upgraded vodka recipes in honor of Olympic host Russia. Highbrow is here to tell you what’s in and what’s out while Lowbrow is seriously into #throwbackthursdays.
Not to be the bearer of bad news but next week is Valentine’s Day. Never fear because you can find love in a mere eight days. Go forth and tinder, Penn students.
Want to get involved in Street? Come to our writer’s meeting tonight, 6:30 PM at 4015 Walnut. We’ll be your valentines, xoxoxo.
On this chilly Thursday, Street is dedicated to the lives and legacies of the Penn students who have died in the last four years and to the friends and loved ones they left behind. Our feature investigates Penn’s policy for dealing with student deaths.
Our other sections celebrate life at Penn, in all its messy glory, and we hope you will pick up a copy.
If you’ve already broken your resolution to go to the gym, Highbrow has some much better ideas, submitted by YOU. We can’t reschedule bid day but Ego can give you retrospectives on rush. And we’d never let you watch the Grammys without a drinking game. Film has a sick chart to tell you what you missed when you fell asleep during American Hustle (no shame).
Finally, we have some real alternatives to Greek life and Greek Lady: crazy good Greek food from Kanella. We got some secrets from the Chef. If you never want to wear your open house rush shirt again, give it new life with a DIY that would make Martha Stewart kvell.
You’ve read our words, but now it’s time to write your own. Come be a part of 34th Street at our first writers’ meeting of the semester. We extend a special invite to our Class of 2014 Freshmen Superlatives. Tonight, 6:30 PM 4015 Walnut. We love you like XO.
For Street’s last issue of the semester, we were all like, joke’s on you! It’s all about the 40th and Walnut McDonald’s! Mickey D’s! The Golden Arches! America’s Meatheart! Old McDonald had a farm, but that’s not where the Big Mac comes from… PINK SLIME TIME! (Nickelodeon, take note).
This week, we did it all before finals or calories could catch up with us. A courageous reporter even attempted the 50 nuggets in 30 minutes challenge. What’s the over-under on how many he ate before vomming? Find out here. And sadly, some poor soul had to clean up that puke. Ego talked to McDonald’s very own manager for the exclusive inside scoop, er, soft-serve swirl?
And forget Burger King or Wendy’s. Taco Bell is the true rival of McDonald’s, and we analyzed the existential differences between the entertainment playing while you devour those Doritos Locos Tacos versus while you chomp on that McRib. But don’t for a hot (or lukewarm) second think that McDonald’s is the easiest of fast food. We hear that McDonald’s has admission rates lower than dear old Pennsylvania herself. You’d think they could at the very least offer a soda fountain with free refills to offset the outrageous cost of tuition.
If you ever find yourself wishing you were just a fly on the art on the wall of McDonald’s, look no further than this week’s Contrapposto. Or maybe that’s not sceney enough for you? Well, while you were busy posting Kelvin-filtered art$y pics of your last meal at Vetri, our photog compiled an insta essay like no other.
P.S. Be my date to formal? I really really don’t want to get set up with the Hamburglar.
P.P.S. No matter what, we’re loving it. It was nice posting for you all. We’ll miss it greatly. <3z forever (::::
Gossip Squirrel here. Your one and only source into the lives of Penn’s scandalous elite. Except not cultural elite—it’s only senior superlatives. Spotted: some thankful Penn students SABSing on the Van Pelt couches just longing for Thanksgiving break. Although the winter blues might be causing a serious lack of drama, I can tell you who’s going down next: Daughtry.
And here’s a scandal for you: my sources tell me that two Penn frosh went on a blind date with some mood lighting. Dating? “Dinner and a movie?” So passé. Unless it’s Pod or White Dog, you’re not good enough for Gossip Squirrel.
And who am I? That’s one secret I’ll never tell. You know you love me.
XOXO, Gossip Squirrel