You heard it here first: rapper J Cole, known for being on a Jay-Z track and songs like “Lights, Please” and “Simba,” will be performing as SPEC-TRUM’s spring show. Tickets are on sale online today and will be sold on Locust leading up to the show.
To be honest, we don’t know much about the guy, but we’re down with anyone that thinks he’s a Disney character!
Valentine’s Day—the day you look around and realize what it must have felt like for the animals that didn’t find their names on Noah’s exclusive guest list. Seems like everyone’s paired up but you.
Sure, you can tell yourself that you’re happily single, that things with Evan are totally gonna work out while he’s abroad in Paris, that you don’t care in the least bit that Sophia hasn’t texted you back in two weeks and five days…but do you hear yourself?! You’ve become a pathetic cliché!
Lucky for you, Valentine’s Day is all about the pathetic clichés. This is why we bring you The Single’s Guide to Valentine’s Day: A 10-Step Moper’s Manual. Read the rest of this entry »
Okay, y’all, Joke Day is over: this is actually happening right now, at least for Philadelphia. We did it! “UPenn” is finally trending! But why?
According to, um, all the tweets, @diggy_simmons, son of “Rev Run” and rap artist, is performing here January 2nd. So we didn’t actually bring ourselves all this fame. A 15-year-old rapper did. And no one will actually be here for his show. Cool, social media!
We value interaction with our readers above all else, and to commemorate this invaluable bond, we’re bringing you another installment of Commentary Presented With Commentary. This week, we take a look at what our public thinks about high-profile arrests and cheap technology – we even get to hear a German perspective on things.
Big news, guys: we got a celebrity comment this week! The Comment From On High award goes to “Steve Jobs” himself, who was so thrilled to hear news of $100 netbooks at CVS that he exposed himself as a non-fan of Apple’s sleek designs. Seriously, you guys – Steve Jobs said this:
“great, now i can chuck my fugtastic macbook pro”
You don’t mean that, Steve – especially when the computer you’re thinking of probably looks like this. See the rest after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Bear with us here while we try to figure out what is going on in the life of rapper Wiz Khalifa. He’s supposed to perform at the Rotunda Friday, which we think is still happening (anyone at SPEC has yet to holler back at us), but nothing makes a lot of sense.
He tweeted about an hour ago:
This, according to MTV, was because he was arrested in Greenville, North Carolina, on drug charges. But he was let out this morning. We’re not sure what tipped the police off, but it could’ve had something to do with his tweet before the concert:
Wiz, please just come to Penn and perform… don’t bring no drama.
Update: A SPEC insider confirms Wiz is still on: “Yea everything is good to go… just some felony charges of marijuana trafficking and possession.”
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Earlier this weekend, the Sweeten Alumni House got a shiny new copper grill à la Kelis on the side nearest Van Pelt. One question: Why? Not only is this building hardly ever used by students and staff, but the addition seems garish on this otherwise tastefully-designed building. The money spent on these windows could have been used for – Oh, I don’t know, maybe beginning to move DRL into the 21st century? Just a thought.
But at least we know how our tuition money is being spent. Yeah, so we realized tuition money doesn’t actually cover this, but alumni donations do…so, still.
Street may not be as minty, but it's just as fresh!
For the first time this summer, we’re bringing you two pages of Street!
Take a look at our reviews of the latest albums from everyone’s favorite white rapper and a club composed of neither Japanese people nor law enforcement officers. Then, peruse our film criticism, which examines the summer’s biggest CGI tear-jearker and the latest sleeper hit foreign flick.
We’re pleased to bring you the summer’s first restaurant review, and a guide to new gallery exhibitions.
And, as you’ve come to expect, we’ve got your weekend schedule on lock.
This is off his forthcoming mini-mixtape, The Diamond Cuts.
Your friendly neighborhood Penn-rapper-turned-Penn-alum-rapper Hoodie Allen is at it again this summer. He’s sent over his newest track to UTB, presumably because he knows we’re funky-fresh.
You can listen to it right here, and then to download just right-click it and choose “Save Link As.” Pump this one on the way to the beach, your swanky internship, the liquor store, or wherever you’re at, and then demand Hoodie make more songs about Penn. Graduation is not an excuse to stop rapping about college!
You Are Not A Robot (feat. Marina & The Diamonds)
The real Sam Adams wouldn't bail.
If you showed up at Hall of Flags still thinking Skimmer was at 5, there’s a reason it’s empty till 6:30. Major tool rapper Sam Adams bailed last minute on the Sophomore class board, apparently because he thought sketchy Club 27 was more suitable for his Philly debut. Cool, not. We’re sure Skimmer will still be raging anyways.
Like a groundhog seeing his shadow, the start of spring elections campaigning can only mean one thing- candidate videos are here! Watch as our favorite StudGov hopefuls attempt to wow you with puns, graphics, and a whole new variety of discomfort.
We’re trying to get as much use out of our arbitrary point system as possible, so bear with us if things get a little competitive. Meet Matt, Jake, and Jon after the jump!
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