In case you missed it in the DP, the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement of Philadelphia is coming to Fling (and not as a Quad performer). They make an appearance every year, but this time they’re going undercover.
They’ve already started their work by meeting with residents of some off-campus houses that have been marked “problem houses” to remind them of the stakes.
We’re not telling you not to day drink, but maybe just do it in the streets. And if you’re the host of an off-campus rager, remember the LCE can’t necessarily climb in your window to snatch your people up, but they can always walk in an open door.
In the aftermath of the recent failed ID compliance check at Blarney, the bar is under investigation. Underage bar-hoppers might want to hit the frats up for a little while. Get the full story from the DP here
People drink in college, and sometimes they do it irresponsibly. For this reason, Penn will be convening a commission to examine its policies on student alcohol use. The Penn Commission on Student Safety, Alcohol and Campus Life will be the first significant re-evaluation of these policies since 1999, and aims to update that policy to the “Penn students of today.”
Sure, our nineties forebears may have been wearing crazier prints, but how much has collegiate drinking really changed since 1999? Heck, our parents even raged pretty hard back in the 1920s! Snapchat, dubstep and designer drugs seem to pose a more modern threat than good ‘ol beer. But we look forward to commission’s findings, due at the end of the calendar year. If they come up with anything ground-breaking, the first drink is on us!
Few of us are praying that finals continue forever. The impending end of the semester cannot come soon enough for most of the student body, which unanimously agreed it is “totes miserable” and is only surviving on junk food and hourly kvetch sessions.
But if you take advantage of the silver linings to still being here, you may want to miss your flight home on the 20th (you must be, like, the only person at this school with an exam on the last day). Okay, you may still want to fast-forward to spending the days couch potato-ing with your dog(s), but you are #blessed! Philly is your oyster! If you were home now, you wouldn’t be able to:
- Turn your sadness into happy hour. Treat yoself to dranks at any of University City’s daily happy hours to turn that frown upside down! Then stumble into Van Pelt and write a paper tipsy, you tortured artist, you.
- Ignore parental nags. When you’re under the same roof as momma, tensions are going to rise if you don’t X, Y and Z right now. At dear old Penn, you just get occasional texts reminding you to go outside and eat greens. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you a drummer? Do you like alcohol? Are you walking your dog right now? Did you vote today?* If so, look no further than these flyers posted all over Baltimore — that is, if you’re under 40 (or at least look like it). Preston Hull has channeled its inner J-14 Magazine and published this complex flowchart for anyone interested in joining their band. It may not help you find out if that hottie from Econ is into you (looking at you, kid in front row with striking blue eyes and kippah), but at least you’ll see if you have what it takes to ROCK.
*not actually listed as a requirement in the flowchart but like, duh
Good news, everyone! The goddesses have finally decided to respond to our demands for a campus liquor store after the closing of the 41st and Market booze vendor. As West Philly Local reports, applications for the heavily contested space (currently an adult video store) were rejected by the Zoning Board in April, but a recent vote of 3-1 has overturned that decision. Politics!
Like a lonely, frustrated caterpillar morphing into a wino butterfly, the space may start the turnover process as early as August, although there’s no official renovation timeline yet. The liquor store is also slated to be part of the “Premium Collection” of the Wine and Spirits chain, which means that there’ll be mini-bottles of Patrón at the cashier and more than two varieties (flavors? colors? sunset blushes?) of Franzia for sale. Cheers to that!
Hey, remember when that bloggy mommy whose daughter is a Penn grad student did that shocking exposé on how Penn is awful at tailgating? Ring any bells? Well Sandy Hingston is back and well on her way to establishing herself as the most out of touch Penn parent in all the interwebs. In the May issue of Philly Magazine, Hingston goes on an extended romp of crazy in her wannabe tell-all “The University of Pennsylvania Has a Drinking Problem.”
Yes, it’s just as ridiculous as it sounds. Sandy, you’re embarrassing yourself again.
Let’s give a big Ni hao to West Philly’s newest BYO: Sang Kee! The BYO status will run every Friday and Saturday starting in April, which places the debutante ball at this 36th and Chestnut noodle house on April 6th. 恭喜, Sang Kee!
Right now, you’re probably picking green glitter out of your hair as you flip through a Facebook album filled with green v-necks, Shamrock Shakes and Natty lights. Seems like yesterday’s holiday turned out to be a mini-Fling thanks to the beautiful weather and easy-breezy party atmosphere, but mostly because of DJ Tega.
Did you have fun? Let us know!
Well, looks like Penn’s most legally-questionable alcohol delivery startup (what isn’t a startup these days?) finally collapsed, probably because the whole business scheme “broke tons of laws” and “didn’t have a liquor license” and stuff. Looks like you’ll have to get your booze from one of Pennsylvania’s Prohibition-era state-run liquor stores. Sorry, y’all. Pronto, where you at?
In any case, the site indicates that PennDelivers will still be delivering groceries and other items. Snore. Welp, better stock up now for tomorrow.