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NewsMarch 31, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Your 2013 Fling Headliner, Finally: GIRL TALK

Girl+Talk+GTAfter a lengthy delay (which we all know was caused by Justice’s cancellation), SPEC has finally revealed the 2013 Spring Fling headliner, with less than two weeks until the concert. UTB and the DP can now officially confirm that Girl Talk will take the stage this year after Tyga and Janelle Monáe.

For those who don’t know, Girl Talk is a dude, not a female or a band, and specializes in mashups (last album: 2010). Let the disappointed comments commence below!

NewsMarch 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm

25 Years Of The Fresh Prince Theme Song

While other musical aspects of your day may be potentially tumultuous, here’s something we can all agree on: It’s officially been 25 years to the day (after) Philadelphians Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff released the seminal “He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper,” including none other than The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme Song. You know, the one that makes all the Brits freak out, and which is so relevant to our daily live in wwwwWWEST Philadelphia?

That song is 25 years old, and we all feel ancient. Soo take a minute out of your Saturday to hear this story all about how/ his life got flipped/turned upside down…

NewsMarch 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm

FLING ARTIST REVEALED

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Thanks to a subtle SPEC tweet, we’re pretty sure one of the Fling artists will be Tyga!! The clue (above, in today’s DP classifieds) included references to the songs “Faded” “Dope” and “Far Away.” Stay tuned for details!!

Update: The DP has confirmed that Tyga is, in fact, coming. Get excited!

NewsFebruary 15, 2013 at 10:27 am

Update: Many Chalkings Get Us Talking

Update: Spotted all over campus this morning, various music stars and some cheeky messages to the “public.” We know SPEC said to keep an eye out today, but something seems a little fishy about this being so… obvious. Are they trying to clue us in, or play games with our heartz? Let UTB know  your thoughts in the comments!

FeaturesSeptember 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Stars: They’re Just Like Penn Students

Oh yes, that’s right. Your eyes do not deceive you. This on-again-off-again feature’s back. (Just like Chris Brown and Rihanna.) And if you’re the type of person who’s taking full advantage of autumn’s “sweater weather” to show off your extensive scarf collection, then it’s back just for you, ya big diva.

Here’s this week’s round of uncanny celeb similarities.

They hook up with freshmen: At one of her concerts this week, singer Carrie Underwood bestowed a first kiss on Chase, a 12-year-old fan. It was really, super cute. But unlike you, Carrie didn’t have to walk-o’-shame from Hill the morning after. So maybe next time you’ll think before you…hook up with a freshman. Read the rest of this entry »

What's HapPENNingApril 16, 2012 at 9:01 am

What’s HapPENNing?

Oh, man! How great was that Kelly Clarkson concert on Friday? So good, right? We almost died at the part when she was all, “Some people wait a LAYIFTIME…for a M-O-H-ment like THIS!” We define “lifetime” as the night our pledges slept out on College Green in the Fling concert floor pass line, so that song was extra meaningful for us. Anyway, back to business.

College Palooza
Who: Dean’s Advisory Board
When and where:
Today, 11-3 p.m.; College Green
Why:
The College is awesome so we get free things? Fine by us. From 11 to 3 on College Green, check out performing arts groups, participate in mini-lectures by Penn’s finest and eat some ice cream from Little Baby’s Ice Cream (~swoon~) and cupcakes from the cupcake truck. So college.

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NewsMarch 22, 2012 at 12:03 am

Some People Really Wanna Be In The Passion Pit

Tryna get floor passes for the Fling concert? Good luck! Looks like these kids are already lined up for tomorrow’s big ticket sale.

Update: Check out the new tailgaters in the bunch after the jump. 

Update: Want floor passes? Get in line now. We’re hearing reports of a line hundreds of people long.

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NewsDecember 30, 2011 at 1:56 pm

In Summertime, No One Can Hear You Scream

Freshman Louis Lombardi frat-raps, repeats: “Summertime and I’m chilling real fly/Brew in my hand, blue fuckin’ skies/Staying up late, midnight munchies/Don’t forget about the morning, don’t fuckin’ judge me.”

We have reached a new low point in Western civilization. In this Burrito ergo sum world, 2012 is starting to look pretty nice.

FeaturesDecember 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Best Of 2011: Now That’s Music

From frat-rappers to video game musicians, Penn’s had some pretty epic musical moments over the past year.  We’ve picked 11 of our favorite memories to share with you.  In no particular order, we proudly present our best Penn music flashbacks from 2011:

Fire Burning (Harnwell Remix) by 2403 Productions
When you mix club music with the wonderful lullaby of college house fire alarms, you come out with a tune that offers a ton of functionality.  Scaring away an annoying hallmate is definitely maybe an option.

Rock It Out by Rossman
This is the hit that started it all!  Produced and performed by Penn students, this music video features Philly landmarks and clips from a party in the Quad, and by a party in the Quad we actually mean Fling.

Adrenaline by Nick Mishkin
We are awarding 2011 UTB bucks for a music video filmed at Smoke’s but subtracting 2012 because it’s not the only video filmed at Smoke’s that made it to our list.

Check out the rest of the list after the jump!

FeaturesDecember 17, 2011 at 3:45 pm

What Not To Eat: Fisher Fine Arts Edition

With no in-house vending machine or Mark’s Café, it’s really easy to starve in Fisher. It’s also really easy to drive your fellow study slaves into a serious state of unrest by making the wrong meal choice. Suspect you’re guilty of food misconduct? Read on.

Offender: Bag of potato chips
Reasons people will glare at you: No sooner have you gotten through the 15 second bag opening process (“Ah I’m so embarrassed!”) when your counterparts remember that they have to listen to you crunch all 300 calories with your mouth open.
Alternative: A nice, quiet chocolate bar

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