Seems like that cold gust of wind that grazed your exposed left nip Saturday night blew us into November. Imagine that! We only have six weeks of class left? Sh, it’s not true! To help deal with the pain, we’re (once again) presenting you with the best events happening around campus this week. Happy (official) Halloween!
Occupy Wharton Who: Penn students When and where: Monday, 1 p.m.; Huntsman Hall Why: Whatever your stance on the Occupy movement, it’s kind of a hugedeal. Got love for the protesters? Then go support the movement in front of Huntsman! It’s so close– you don’t even have to go to Center City. Don’t like the protesters? Don’t be a dick.
SPEC Jazz and Grooves has just announced the lineup for its inaugural NSO concert, scheduled for September 4th (starting at 9 p.m.). For the low, low price of nothing, Penn students will have access to a show featuring Gang Gang Dance, a Manhattan-based experimental rock group, and Madlib, an instrumentalist and rapper from L.A. We can’t even begin to process how rad this is– SPEC Jazz and Grooves for President! But wait, where would that leave Amy Gutmann? SPEC Jazz and Grooves for Assistant President! But what about Leah Popowich? SPEC Jazz and Grooves for Assistant to the President!
Brandon Martz, a College junior, and his twin brother, Jesse, form the newest group on the “I’m in a frat so that means I can rap, right? Don’t answer that” scene, and sources say that their duo, Fairytale, has been picked up by a major record label. They are pretty talented, and it’s clear that a lot of time and effort went into this, but we feel like we’ve seen these frattyrapper-types (Frappers? Make that word happen.) before. Well, whatever, but some musicaldiversity would be nice!
DJ, producer, songwriter and Twitter celebrity Diplo will be joining rapper J Cole in Irvine this Friday as part of SPEC-trum’s spring show. Known for hits with Major Lazer and managing Mad Decent, he’s sure to delight. Or at least shit will get weird.*
*See tweets such as: “Jus finished djin for like 300 million puerto ricans. What do I do now? Sleep in this trailor or go 2 the culebra and barehand catch a gator,” “yo these aliens in jerusalem are fuckin with my brain son #based” or “Ohshit fell asleep on a seaturtle now I’m sunburned like a mutherfracker.”
Finally, a Penn alum doing something with his life! Appearing on hit internet sensation Jake and Amir is rapperHoodie Allen (W ’10). We’re not going to say anything about how weird it is that half this video is about aardvarks, um, ejaculating, because we’re sticking to the larger point here. Penn alums are being famous.
This is so much better than last time we got a Hoodie shoutout on Jake and Amir! Get it? Because Jake was wearing a Penn hoodie? Okay fine it was a crew neck, but whatever, we weren’t going to let that pun go to waste.
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:
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.
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.”