34th Street MagazineApril 3, 2014 at 9:48 am

STREET Presents: Not Enough

Street 04 03 2014This week, we have money on our minds and it’s taken over every section of our (free) magazine. Our feature gets at the real cost of attending Penn, far higher than tuition. Speaking of tuition, lowbrow broke down one dollar of your tuition and it’s not pretty. Before you blow your work study this weekend, Ego has money saving ways to hit the town and Food and Drink has a pretty sweet Philly food day for only $34.

Ever wonder just how much musicians exaggerate their incomes? We found out. How do movies portray money? Ever wonder how much other ivies cost? Check it out on the backpage. Should museums cost money to enter?

This issue is meant to be a conversation starter and we urge you to start talking about the elephant on this campus: how much we spend, save and ignore the enormous role money plays in our lives.

We’d love to hear your thoughts tonight at our Writers’ Meeting, 6.30 p.m. at 4015 Walnut Street.

P.S. Want advice on how to look like a million bucks? Peek at yesterday’s fashion issue for some inspiration.

34th Street MagazineMarch 20, 2014 at 7:30 am

STREET PRESENTS: Me & Them & Ze & Us

03 20 15Welcome back to school and welcome to the last day of winter! We can’t believe it either but miracles never cease.

This week, we met some of the brave members of Penn’s trans community. Ego got an spoken word performance from Ego of the Week Seth Simons and Arts has an exclusive with the anonymous creator of Humans of UPenn.

Now that we’re back from Spring Break, it’s time for some gossip. We cannot believe what you were all up to (and we read your text messages). Clean up your acts with a post vacation detox and hear all about your favorite person’s Eurotrip (ugh). Upgrade your playlist with some seriously underhyped songs and take advantage of throwback thursday to remember the Oscars. Finally, we know what’s at stake here: there are 55 days left in the semester. We’ll get you through it.

Celebrate the advent of spring and the chance to join Street at our writer’s meeting, tonight at 6:30 PM @ 4015 Walnut.

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34th Street MagazineFebruary 20, 2014 at 10:06 am

STREET PRESENTS: Agree to Disagree?

cover0220It’s above 40 degrees and Street is back, finally wearing only one layer.

Read our feature about professors and their biases, and while you’re at it, play College Hall Tinder. Lowbrow took on Arts this week and Music took on the Top 40, as usual. Make a playlist and take a walk west to explore some new grocery stores or just binge watch the Real Housewives.

Back on campus, we know everyone is talking about our legendary commencement speaker, but how does he stack up against VPs and FLOTUSes past? Meet your Senior Class President before you head off to FebClub. Lastly, read this week’s Word on the Street about a very important experience someone had at Penn.

34th Street MagazineFebruary 14, 2014 at 9:38 am

STREET Presents: Behind the Counter, Beneath the Tray

02-14TGIF and thank god there’s Street. A snow day couldn’t keep us from helping you have the best Valentine’s day ever from the food to places to have sex on campus (it’s time for some body heat).

Single ladies and gents, take solace from TV’s best single ladies and some formerly famous musicians who have fallen out of the spotlight. We have the lowdown on the new ARCH and the best places to study with a beau, and an ~artsy~ guide to typography on campus. The Vagina Monologues are tonight but the Penis Monologues are inside our magazine.

For some weekend realtalk, hear from the creator of the profile picture changing movement and get the perspective of Penn students that serve others. Don’t forget to tip and enjoy your weekend!

34th Street MagazineJanuary 30, 2014 at 8:53 am

STREET Presents: Left to Grieve Alone, Together

Street 01.30.2014On this chilly Thursday, Street is dedicated to the lives and legacies of the Penn students who have died in the last four  years and to the friends and loved ones they left behind. Our feature investigates Penn’s policy for dealing with student deaths.

Our other sections celebrate life at Penn, in all its messy glory, and we hope you will pick up a copy.

34th Street MagazineDecember 5, 2013 at 9:00 am

STREET Presents: McStreet

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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 (::::

34th Street MagazineNovember 14, 2013 at 9:00 am

STREET Presents: From the Middle Kingdom to the Mid–Atlantic

Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 11.14.37 PM Caught in the act of a duckface selfie, and your life can’t sink any lower. Talk to your doctor about how Street could be right for you. This week Highbrow checks out Penn goodies for sale on eBay, and you can bet that we’re just waiting for someone to auction off Amy G’s used kleenexes. We have a hunch they’d go for more than our degrees are worth. We also investigated how Penn degrees can help you in the arts.

Here’s 23 Reasons Why Reading Street Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
Let’s talk about the line for Magic Carpet. It’s longer than the biggest penis on campus. Also, is the name a reference to Aladdin? And is that Coldplay and Rihanna song “Princess of China” about Mulan? So many questions. Anyway, in the Disney spirit, we’ll sign off: May the force be with you… or should we say live long and prosper? And speaking of nerds that are out of this world, Ego talked to the senior guys of BMOC. We just hope none of them are participating in No Shave November.
And submit those shoutouts!!!!!! Soy vey.
NewsNovember 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Senior Superlatives 2013 Nominations

Senior Superlatives are among us, and it’s time to single out Penn’s hottest, most scandalous, and most legendary (namely, the biggest sword award). So here’s another chance to shine bright like a diamond, and to avenge that senior society you were cut from (sweetie it’s not you, it’s them!).

With honors like Most Likely to Spend Post-Grad Nights Writing on CollegiateACB and Most Likely to Make A Million Dollars with their First Start-Up, there is truly an award for every Wharton student at Penn.

Click this link to cast your vote, and hope that, for your sake, this doesn’t end like your high school version did

34th Street MagazineSeptember 26, 2013 at 7:00 am

STREET Presents: Checking In/Checking Out

Screen Shot 2013-09-25 at 11.06.07 PMYo, yo, yo, Street is in da house, coming to you live from 4015 ‘nut. And this week we’ve got everything: red velvet pot cupcakes, hippity-hoppin’ #tbt party jamz and even some hybrid snuggie-slapchop-magicbullet-shamwows.

But if that whole scene’s not for you, Street now has super-exclusive sports coverage. (We like sportz, and we don’t care who knows). Women’s basketball is our fav: DP Sports better watch out! Or, if you’re someone who NEEDS to stop at every historical marker, aka a history nerd buff, you can stalk the former Philadelphia homes of famous artists. Some people just have it all together. You know, that person who aces every OCR interview, or Venmos their favorite homeless woman (her name is Tanya).
But sometime’s it’s okay not to have it all together. Seriously, read about it. But if you find yourself at University Pinball Family Fun Center, chances are you’re doing something wrong.