Looking for a good book to cram in before your reading list becomes more text books than page turners? Look no further than this Penn grad’s debut novel, The Execution of Noa P Singleton.
Like Elizabeth Silver (C’01), the book’s title character went to Penn! However unlike Silver, and most Penn students, Noa Singleton happened to drop out and wind up on death row. Some might say she got her degree…in murder! (Sorry, couldn’t help ourselves) Most relevant to us, Silver included numerous shoutouts to life on Penn’s campus, even VP gets a mention!
After graduating from Penn, Silver did everything from teaching English in Costa Rica to working for publisher in NYC, before becoming a criminal lawyer. Like a true overachieving Penn student, Silver combined her varied interests to create one of the summer’s hottest novels. Check out her interview with 34th Street to learn more about one of Penn’s newest famous alumni.
Hoorah! The world is flung! But we at Street still have some weekly words we’d like to share with you. Like how to win FLINGO (like BINGO, duhhhh!).
We’ve also got some dos and don’ts of Fling. Remember, punching an R.A. is never the right idea. So we’ve also provided some tips on how to infuse your food with special liquid. Yum.
As usual, Music gives you the lowdown on what’s going on with these dudes performing tomorrow night. Arts takes you deep inside the depths of bathroom stall art. Let’s face it — we’ll all end up face first in a bathroom at some point this weekend.
For those looking for a 90–minute getaway from the Quad, check out Film’s drunk/ high/ sober film selections. Still want more flingin’ flangin’ fun? Check out or SPEC–tacular egos of the week.
Don’t forget to take out the Guide to Fling! (You can also find online on your phone at 34st.com/fling.) It may come in handy when you’re stumbling around trying to find your crush’s band on a random stage at 1:53 p.m. on Saturday.
Looking for something to do in the beautiful weather? Check out our listings for the weekend here
Visual Effects —
Haven't seen the back page
yet? Fear not. Check out visual representations of Best of Penn
from David Comberg's FNAR 337 class here
The time has come to release the winners (and obvious losers) of Street‘s annual Best of Penn! Some were obvious, some were sneaky deaky winners but our gold medalists are certainly deserving.
Our other sections bring their own bests to the table as well (best Ego of the Week photos for sure). Food & Drink shows us how to have the absolute best time in Reading Terminal market while Film takes us through the best views of Philly’s Cinefest.
Highbrow plots the year in best Gutter victims while Music debriefs about the likes of Ke$ha and RJD2 (hint: we hate Rebecca Black). And Arts takes us for a spin with the best of… er… Japan. Just trust us on this one.
Think we’re so cheery and positive all the time? Psh. We’ve got you cynics covered with Lowbrow’s annual Worst of Penn.
— In case you missed last week
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Playlist of the Week —
In this week's playlist of the week
brings you something precious (You and Me by Penny & the Quarters), something magical (Fireworks by Hoof & the Heel) and something disco (check it out yourself, silly).