Two a.m. and she calls me ’cause I’m still awake… Preach, Anna Nalick, because it’s Twitter-official: VP’s main building is open until 2 a.m. all the way through finals, effective immediately. As happy as we are that the exodus to Rosenparty is no longer at the absurdly early hour of midnight, the fact that @upennlib had to tweet something with the words “today” and “finals” is disconcerting.
Where did the time go?! Oh yes, last day of classes in about two weeks, so buckling down to start those final research papers now is not unwise. Who are we kidding? Do your mental health a favor and don’t take advantage of these extended hours until after this weekend. And if we see you in there during Fling, you’re getting MERTed.
In case none of your Facebook friends go to Penn, or if you’re just colorblind and thought that campus has been unusually dusty lately, then we suggest you get into the Holi-day spirit! After Saturday’s cross between a paint party and color war, we have one casualty: our beloved Button.
The glowstick explosion over campus was cause yesterday for a scrubdown of our namesake, restoring it to its *virginal* alabaster.
UTB originally thought this cloud, which floated ominously by campus yesterday afternoon, was colored powder from the Holi event on College Green.
But it just looked so SMOKE-y, and was definitely coming from the wrong direction, so while the PPD has confirmed they don’t have any records of a fire in the area, we’re waiting on other confirmation. Stay tuned as we keep you posted on this cloud’s real deal.
Remember that movie Pleasantville, where Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire got sucked into that television and their lives became black and white? Well that’s the opposite of what’s happening tomorrow, when Penn will be so loaded with color that you’ll have to desaturate your Instagrams. Chi Omega will be holding their annual Color Wars on Rodin Field, a field day extravaganza whose profits go to the Make A Wish Foundation. SIMULTANEOUSLY, Class Boards from all 4 classes will be holding Holi: A Festival of Color on College Green.
In the nature of good-old-fashioned competition, we are pitting these two events against each other, COLOR STYLE. The categories and winners: after the jump.
Another year, another batch of crushed junior dreams. Aww… But chin up, kiddies! Your friends will tap you next fall, we promise!
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Want a free coffee every day (EVERY DAY) until the end of the semester?
That’s the prize for winning Williams Cafe’s coffee concoction contest, running through Sunday. Submit your original idea for a coffee–all syrups, hazelnut shavings, and spices are fair game–on Facebook, Twitter, or in person, and the best cup will win a place on the menu (and a helluva lotta caffeine!).
We’re not Joe-king about this one!
Never quite got a handle on the whole flash sale thing? Miss the thrill of camping out all night and stumbling into class the next day clutching a ticket that declares to the world “I did it!”? Not to fear! Always eager to please, SPEC is giving students another way to fight for the right to party.
On Friday, April 5th, SPEC is holding an Instagram Scavenger Hunt, where teams of 2 to 4 people will compete to score some of that fling floor gold. Teams will be led to different fling-related locations around campus and upload pics to Instagram to receive more clues. Click here to register and get more information about the hunt. Filter your way to victory!
Take part in Penn’s protest against sexual assault and domestic abuse tomorrow at 6 pm on College Green. Join ASAP at Penn, One in Four, and other Quakers as they march across campus to raise sexual and relationship violence awareness. After the rally, the peaceful night concludes with a candlelight vigil and a survivor speak out led by Amy Richards, creator of the Third Wave Foundation and author of Manifesta.
The stage is set for a powerful, meaningful night, so why haven’t you joined the Facebook event? Embrace your inner Gaga, Beyonce, Pat Benatar–whatever your fancy–and join the movement!
While everyone else is complaining about this year’s Fling Artist and the totally “warm weather” (not), senior Alice Lee is getting her glam on. Lee is being recognized as one of Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women of 2013 and the article will be featured in Glamour’s May issue.
If you don’t remember, Lee outshined us all in 2012 with her “Dear Instagram” site that accumulated over 80,000 views and a call from Instagram’s CEO.
Basically, Penn kids run the world.