CampusOctober 23, 2013 at 4:53 pm

For The Foodie In You

jwicksbookYou compost. You buy organic. You don’t Instagram your food at the table (It’s bad for you and rude). Now take your cuisine-conscious self to the next level with the founder of White Dog Café, Judy Wicks, on all things Philly and foodie.

As part of the Urban Nutrition Initiative’s Food Week, she’ll be talking about her new book, how she started WDC, and her role in the sustainable food movement at a Van Pelt book signing this Friday. Never feel bad about brunch again! Turns out activism can be yummy.

 

CampusOctober 15, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Bubble, Bubble On College Green

Sprall break may be over, but the party don’t have to stop. If you’re in for a little impromptu wet n’ wild action, head over to College Green, where water appears to be bubbling out of the ground. We don’t know from whence this mysterious spring has sprung, but we’re almost positive it’s not sewer water. Gotta live hardcore to be hardcore, right? Roll up the sleeves of your sweaters and prepare for the Green to get a little… dirty.

CampusSeptember 14, 2011 at 10:07 am

Celebrate The Recreational Use Of Grass With Amy G

After 22 months, the transformation of the industrial wasteland at the eastern edge of campus into a lush, grassy, verdant, green, etc. etc. etc. oasis is complete! And Madame President herself wants you to help her celebrate (what an honor!)

This Thursday, head down to Penn Park’s Grand Opening Picnic from 5-7:30pm for food, drinks, live music, FUN with Amy, and a fireworks display to top off the evening. What a perfect way to dedicate one of the centerpieces of Penn’s sustainability efforts — shoot dirty explosives into the sky! There’s more fun and games on Saturday, but we’re mostly just excited to have an excuse to don our favorite picnic getup.

CampusSeptember 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm

All’s Fair In Love And Safety

What are you doing this hump day from 12-2 p.m.? If your response was, ‘what is class, Alex?‘ you can go away (but props on that delivery). If, on the other hand, your response was something along the lines of, ‘um…’ then keep reading! You are the millionth visitor and have won $999,999!!!

Okay, not really. But if your Wednesday load isn’t too offensive, Penn’s Division of Public Safety, together with the House deans and staff, are hosting a Safety Fair, in which you will be provided with:

“…general information and tips, detailed information about on-campus safety services, snacks, safety literature and give-a-ways.”

The Fair will be held in three locations: Upper Quad, Hill Field and the field at 40th and Locust. Snacks, guys! Give-a-ways (rape whistles?)! We just hope they won’t be showing this on widescreen.

CampusSeptember 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

Ditch The Gym For Gin And Tonics

Have you ever been torn between Pilates and piña coladas? Stuck in a mental war with weights and whiskey? Don’t know whether you want down dog or Dogfish Head? Annoying alliteration aside (ha ha), ignoring the Ivy League guilt of productivity–both academically and physically–for the sake of happy hour can be difficult. However, a recent study could make that choice much easier.

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CampusJuly 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Tour De West Philly

There haven’t been many noteworthy offenses near campus since summer began.  Save from the normal Van Pelt theft, campus has been pretty tame.  Until this week.  A quick look at the DP crime log exposes an alarmingly long list of bicycle theft incidents this week.  Day, night, secured or not, it seems that no bicycle is protected.  And with thefts occurring from 31st to 39th, there’s no safe territory.  Protect your bike with extra caution this week and take your computer to the bathroom with you in VP.  It’s better to be safe than bicycle-less.

CampusMarch 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

Penn’s Pretty People Promote PFW

Forget the age-old, proven methods of pop culture spoofs and campy humor—Penn’s Fashion Week doesn’t settle for those juvenile gimmicks. Get this: their promo video is not funny. Intentionally!

With a casual song that “just came to say hello” and a simple black-and-white motif, this video (nonchalantly) screams, “Yeah, we’re sophisticated like that.” It also adds, “We’re so beautiful that this awkward solo dancing doesn’t even make you feel uncomfortable in the slightest bit. Look, it’s been two minutes and you’re still watching us prance.”

The promo not only debriefs us on the PFW’s schedule of events but also reminds us that no matter how hard we try, we will never be able to pull off a basic V-neck like these kids.

CampusMarch 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Robots! Pandas! Mantles?

Lay down your Hamiltons—for just 10 bucks a pop, SPEC’s Jazz & Groove division, in conjunction with the Interactive Media Group, presents RJD2 (not to be confused with the Star Wars robot), Gold Panda (what’s up with the DJ panda obsession?) and Dam Mantle (no snarky joke here, sorry).

The groovy trifecta comes to town on March 31st (that’s a week from today!) at 8PM and hopes to sell out the ARCH Auditorium…which it probably will. So if you’re interested in checking these bad boys out or if you’re just curious to see what kind of show venue the ARCH building can support, you should probs get your ticket on Locust Walk ASAP.

(If you’re unfamiliar with the artists, but are too embarrassed to ask your friends about them, feel free to snoop out more information here.)

CampusMarch 16, 2011 at 10:09 am

MASALA!

Where all the Masala fans at?!

Penn’s premier Hindi a cappella group just leaked a new track off their upcoming album entitled Panoramic, and you can be the first to sample their latest creation of South-Asian and American pop fusion just by clicking on the link below.

Heartless/Kabhi Kabhi

We know what you’re thinking… “What? An a cappella group with no Penn puns in its name? Are they even legit?” But if you like what you hear, you should definitely get your butt over to their annual spring concert going on this Saturday night at 7PM in Irvine Auditorium.

CampusJanuary 28, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Smoke’s on Facebook

Everybody and their mom is now on Facebook and the 4th best bar in the country, Smokey Joe‘s, is no exception. They’ve used the social networking site to make public those super awkward photos that show up on the screens. Yup —there’s now a Fall Semester 2010 photo album. Smoke’s regulars might now want to make their profiles private but at least stalking is made easy for the Feb Club plaque hopefuls. Check out some of these —errrr —gems after the jump.

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