In case our roundup of the latest UCity food news left you wanting more, then we’ve got you covered. Irish-American pub, St. Declan’s Well, recently opened at 31st and Walnut Streets, and with its extensive beer menu and bar food staples, it’s sure to satisfy.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, plus brunch on the weekends, making it the perfect foil when the line at Tap House on a Sunday morning is nearing Hummus. More importantly, Happy Hour is held weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Keep in mind, however, that this establishment is a bit more cla$$y than certain other Irish places near campus (looking at you, Blarn), so be cautious with your fakes before you ruin it for the rest of us.
Alas, if you’re looking to get lucky, head on over to St. Declan’s Well – and get tipsy in a cultured way.
Ah PennApps, a friendly biannual reminder that when many SEASers aren’t up all night coding for a class, they’re
SEASing the day up all night coding for a $10,000 grand prize.
Over a 1,000 engineers, non-engineers and enthusiasts alike from over 100 schools worldwide turned up for the hackathon this past weekend. Even (gasp) a few females showed up—mystic, elusive beings considered a rare sight in the Engineering Quad.
Top college hackathon. These aren’t your hilarious Facebook hacks on an unsuspecting friend’s profile. Nay, these are tools, apps and utilities conceived during a 48-hour pizza fueled burst of sleepless energy that attract sponsors like Venmo, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. A lot of neat and…quirky stuff was created at PennApps Fall 2013, and we separate the Zuckerbergs from the Hindenburgs after the jump.
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In case you needed yet another Penn events webthing slash aggregator, check out EasySocial. But don’t close this tab just yet, because we want to know, seriously, is EasySocial any different from the rest? Well it turns out: somewhat!
ES—can we call it that?—catalogs not only your standard on-campus goings-on, but also those sometimes elusive bar specials and off-campus parties. Plus, it lets you post your very own events. If you’re still reading (god bless), here’s a bonus info nugget for ya: it was made by two Penn senior guys and honestly, who knows parties better, right?
So when it comes down to it, you’ve now got events@penn, TheRedCup, and EasySocial all at your disposal. Happy HapPENNings!
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Last night an elevator full of new Sirens (the lady Glee) stopped in the Sansom West lobby. Then it began to slowly sink. Then it PLUMMETED to the basement—(Pause. Deep breaths. Use inhaler if necessary.)
Luckily nobody was seriously injured, and after being rescued by some yummy firefighters the girls went on with initiation as planned. If you need us, we’ll be taking the stairs…
While he’s no Ashton Kutcher, at least he doesn’t pretend to be one of the greatest entrepreneur minds out there; he is one. Co-founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian is stopping by Penn on December 2nd!
Whether you want to personally thank him for the cat pictures, memes, gifs, city porn, and procrastination-fueled late nights on Reddit, or actually want to learn something about social networking, this Internet wizard is open to your input. Ohanian is asking the Penn community to help shape the event via Penn’s subreddit.
More deets over at the DP.
Looks like Penn is still on the mind of one Bethenny Frankel, who visited campus last year. (And brought now ex-hubby Jason Hoppy.) The Real Housewife/talk show host tweeted her morning Starbucks run getup to her 1.25 million followers, asking Nick Cannon if wife Mariah Carey would wear such a casual outfit – but homegirl was not-so-casually rocking a Penn hoodie!
She did crack a joke that daughter Bryn would be applying to Wharton, so it’s probably all just a strategy to get the attention of admissions, right? Regardless, the slightly altered (cut that neckline open!) Quaker apparel made a nice look for the Skinnygirl entrepreneur‘s Starbs trip. (Nonfat soy, no foam, no froth, no whip.)
Notoriously strict DuBois house dean Ms. Trish saw our post about these body-bumpin’ Quakers lettin’ it all hang out a few nights ago. Just like their mothers would be, Ms. Trish was miffed at the brazen display of human skin to the Walnut Street commercial corridor. She sent out the following house email as a point of caution:
Don’t worry, readers–even though we are a ‘lesser-known publication,’ we would like to assure you that ‘your business’ is our business. Curtains are just symbols of the institutional suppression of natural sexuality, and Tap House is as good a place as any to watch people doin’ it.
He used to be wed to Demi Moore, he looks epic in bellbottoms, he played Steve Jobs in a recent biopic, and he is some kind of sultan of practical jokes…
Ashton Kutcher(!) will be coming to Penn as a part of The Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series!
When: Wednesday, September 18th from 4:30-6:00pm in the Annenberg Center.
Sign up here.
Fun fact: his first name is Christopher.
Van Pelt, the library famous for mysterious odors emanating from all steps in the food consumption process, has decided to fight back. Be warned eaters of sandwiches like the one pictured above, the Rosengarten Computer Lab isn’t the place for you. Go back to Mark’s where you belong, or risk understanding the meaning behind “limited ventilation.”