For Street’s last issue of the semester, we were all like, joke’s on you! It’s all about the 40th and Walnut McDonald’s! Mickey D’s! The Golden Arches! America’s Meatheart! Old McDonald had a farm, but that’s not where the Big Mac comes from… PINK SLIME TIME! (Nickelodeon, take note).
This week, we did it all before finals or calories could catch up with us. A courageous reporter even attempted the 50 nuggets in 30 minutes challenge. What’s the over-under on how many he ate before vomming? Find out here. And sadly, some poor soul had to clean up that puke. Ego talked to McDonald’s very own manager for the exclusive inside scoop, er, soft-serve swirl?
And forget Burger King or Wendy’s. Taco Bell is the true rival of McDonald’s, and we analyzed the existential differences between the entertainment playing while you devour those Doritos Locos Tacos versus while you chomp on that McRib. But don’t for a hot (or lukewarm) second think that McDonald’s is the easiest of fast food. We hear that McDonald’s has admission rates lower than dear old Pennsylvania herself. You’d think they could at the very least offer a soda fountain with free refills to offset the outrageous cost of tuition.
If you ever find yourself wishing you were just a fly on the art on the wall of McDonald’s, look no further than this week’s Contrapposto. Or maybe that’s not sceney enough for you? Well, while you were busy posting Kelvin-filtered art$y pics of your last meal at Vetri, our photog compiled an insta essay like no other.
P.S. Be my date to formal? I really really don’t want to get set up with the Hamburglar.
P.P.S. No matter what, we’re loving it. It was nice posting for you all. We’ll miss it greatly. <3z forever (::::
Shoutout season is upon us, so inhale the sweet, sweet smell of revenge. Lowbrow airs your grievances and tells you exactly who shit the bed, literally and figuratively. But never fear, the rest of the issue has so much more than ads you can use to wipe your tears.
Whether you’re a nostalgic senior or a lowly freshman, Highbrow gives you the chance to score a highly coveted Round Up Superlative. Hey, at least they don’t use your yearbook picture! If that’s not enough to get you in the mood for a vacation, Ego helps you choose your own summer adventure (spoiler: that’s not code for a Goldman internship), Music goes cross country to scope out the best festivals, and Food and Drink pick out the best chilly snacks around Philly that are sure to keep you cool. If you’d rather beat the heat inside an air–conditioned theatre, well that just sucks. Film explains why. And in honor of Throwback Thursday (if you’re into that, no judgement) Art goes back in time to the best of Penn poets past. Finally, this week’s feature tackles abstinence (or lackthereof) by choice (or lackthereof) at Penn. Oh, and robots are taking over the world in the international Robocup. Let the games begin…
With Ever–loving, Maraschino–sweet, unpopped love,
You’re done. Visions of bro tanks and plastic cup margaritas dancing in your head, you step out of your very last midterm and into the sunlight—But wait: you have ONE more assignment to do during your week of crazy debauchery in Mexi-cabo-iami: submit your craziest Spring Break texts anonymously to 34th Street!
When you wake up toothless on the beach to a bunch of extremely awkward texts you don’t even remember sending to your T.A., don’t worry. You’ll laugh about it when school starts up and you’re back to Van Pelt parties. This may be your chance to go down in SB2k13 glory forever. If not, at least let us all laugh at you.
We know you’re feeling :( because there’s no Street this week, but cheer up, kid. We’ve got something arguably better than Shoutouts after break- yup, Spring Break Texts From Last Night! Now you can let the world know how jealous you are everyone on your hall is going to Puerto Vallarta or that idiot in your writing seminar is going to Europe while you’re stuck at home. The best ones will go in print in our March 15th publication. Snazzy, eh?
Submit your Spring Break texts to us before midnight on March 12th. Sound good? Good. And have a wonderful break or whatever.
Still alive? Congrats! Looks like you’ve survived snowpocalypse 2k12. Pat yourself on the back with this week’s Street.
Street‘s all about the romance this week. Film’s got some helpful suggestions of where to take your slam piece after a movie. Food & Drink plays (and wins) matchmaker. And Arts keeps it classy as always, with an adorable DIY bookmark perfect for your paperback erotica.
But if you’re more the type who wants to punch those heart-shaped balloons every time you walk by CVS, Feature has an escape route to West Philly.
Ego’s got the girls behind the vagina costumes. Music has some advice for all you sucka frat DJs. Lowbrow’s got the 411 on how to get out of hazing (shoutout to the UA! holla!) And, as always, Highbrow brings you the gossip, where the special musical guest this week is Kweder.
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So who is that mysterious silhouetted figure on the cover? We’ll never tell, but we will present you with a thoughtfully-researched piece of long-form journalism that asks some serious questions about last semester’s Occupy rager. Check it out.
In other news, Highbrow lets you in on a few pledging secrets this week. A concise preview: chain-smoking, Jewish junk and a sorority’s new style that’s reminiscent of Mugatu’sDerelicte collection.
For those of you who are looking to get into Center City, Arts has a delightful afternoon in store for you, and Music gently guides you into the world of Philly record stores (and even gives you a primer on vinyl). For those of you who tend to stay inside and watch movies, check out Film’s debate over the future of 3D movies.
And don’t forget Lowbrow’s exposé on the scandalous pasts of Penn’s most well-known faces. We now understand why Eric Furda can get so catty sometimes.
It’s a wonderful time during the year. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Shoutouts just around that other corner. But before we cut both of those corners, we have another Street tradition for you: Cultural Elite.
Aside from bashing and thrashing at our beloved seniors, Street also had time to check in with the boys of BMOC. Food & Drink stumbled across Market Street. to the food trucks dotting Drexel’s campus.
Film hung out with some Penn celebs to find out their secret celebrity crushes. Music drowned their sorrows in a nice cup of Drake. Arts named a Cribz winner! He’s in Theos. Shocker.
This week’s feature is about Lisa Lisa (the girl so nice they named her twice!) and her weekly drag show at South Street bar, Bob and Barbara’s.
And Lowbrow readies you for Thanksgiving with some timely pick up lines.
Don’t forget to submit your Shoutouts in the nifty tip box at the top of this page. Or to email@example.com. Get at us. We love it.
Street’s back this week with a boatload of gossip and goods. There was too much Halloween naughty going on for a normal toast ‘n roast, so Highbrow‘s got a Halloween round up to brighten your mood.
Ever catch yourself looking at your good-looking self in the reflective surfaces on Walnut? Us too. Check out Ego‘s recommendations of where to check yourself out here.
Food & Drink took some time to chat with Chef Nikki Hill. She gave us the lowdown on how to cook some lip-smacking goodness in small spaces.
Don’t miss our feature on Penn grads who work as urban educators. There’s more to it than meets the eye. While you’re at it, see our six degrees of Thom Yorke. He’s radiosexy.
Film caught Like Crazy and is here to dish the dirt on across-the-pond romance. Arts didn’t want you to miss all the boozy fun of the play, Bye Bye Liver.
One mystery we couldn’t solve this week: Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
Sup dudes? We’re back this week with (sorry) no sex, drugs or rock ‘n roll. Instead we bring you many mmmmm’s in the form of the Restaurant School. See what’s up there in this week’s feature.
This week’s Ego, Joe Lawless, can seriously do a split and isn’t afraid to show you. Film brings you the best of the Philadelphia Film Festival, while Arts shows you which Philly–based arts classes will whet your creative apetite.
Food & Drink gives you the low down on Coup de Taco’s replacement truck, Pure Fare. Lowbrow quizzes you on how much Street cred you actually have, and Music shows you what it means to be a collective.
Don’t forget to get your weekly gossip from Highbrow here.