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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
[Disclaimer: This article was part of our "Joke Day" series... if you couldn't tell by the usage of Comic Sans.] In a last ditch effort to finish his thesis, senior Sociology major Dirk Evans checked American Sociology: Perspectives, Problems, Method out of the Van Pelt library. Evans said it was his first time borrowing a book from the library, “though obviously I’ve done work with my boys in Rosengarten and sometimes if I need to cram and I can score an Adderall I’ll crank out a couple pages in the fourth floor stacks.” Though Evans said he was hesitant to check out a physical book, he said he was surprised by the efficiency of the process. “I guess it was a good system, that you can just find any book you want and borrow it to write your paper,” Evans commented. “The only thing that sucks,” he lamented. “Is that you can’t copy and paste the quotes you want to use which is what I usually do.” Evans said it is unlikely that he will check out a book again, as he plans to complete his thesis this weekend.