Chasing AmyApril 15, 2014 at 9:47 am

Chasing Amy: Philly’s CoverGirl

Yaaaaas A-Gut yaaaaas. Take a moment out of your Tuesday to adoringly gaze at Philadelphia magazine’s April 2014 cover girl, Madame President herself. The publication’s “POWER.” issue features its 75 Most Influential, and look who’s front and center! Not that we even noticed the men flanking her with her blonde locks gloriously gleaming. Justice has been served, PhillyMag – but don’t think we’ve forgotten all your past faux pas.

Chasing AmyApril 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Chasing Amy: Locust Runway

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It’s warm out! It’s iced coffee season! You’re not the only one taking advantage of the warm weather. Madame President was spotted strutting down Locust today looking fierce as ever. While simultaneously juggling Quaker Days and parents’ meetings–and just generally running the world–A-Gut looks cool, calm, and collected chatting with a pal as if it’s totally casual for her to walk among us peasants. University Presidents…they’re just like us! Except that she was probably off to somewhere really important, while you were sitting, pretending to work but really trying to beat 2048. It’s okay, because so were we.

FeaturesMarch 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Flyerer of the Week: Bloomers


With the frankly overwhelming amount of student shows this weekend, the struggle between FOMO and I-can’t-believe-I-paid-$10-for-this-ticket is real. For this week’s Flyerer of the Week, we bet on Bloomers to dazzle us with their hilarity. Were they successful? Well…

Who are you and why are you out here?
We’re Bloomers, Penn’s all-female musical and sketch comedy group. We’re flying for our show, Snowpocalypse Now. We chose the title a few months ago, though, before all this crazy weather happened.

So are you saying that you guys saw this snow coming?
I mean, we wrote the show in late fall. I don’t want to say that we predicted it, but…

Alright, curious. When is the show?
We have a show tonight at 8 p.m. and a show Saturday at 10 p.m. Tickets are $8 on the walk and $10 at the door, and you can pay in cash or Venmo. Group tickets can go for $6 or $7 depending on the size of the group, so there’s plenty of ways to see the show cheap.

What’s the best thing that’s ever happened to you while working on the walk?
I was out here flyering once and going crazy, screaming things like “Come see pretty girls be funny!” when Amy Gutmann walked by. You know how people always say she’s never on Locust?

She’s never on Locust! If she was, we’d know about it.
Well she was then! She grabbed my hand, said, “You’re great,” and left. It was probably one of the best things that’s ever happened to me.

NewsMarch 3, 2014 at 11:11 am

The New DRL?


Ever wish you could add 20 to 25 minutes to your daily commute? Congrats, your wish may become a reality in the next few years. Queen Amy and the University have been slowly buying up Philadelphia with plans to eventually take over the world…  Just kidding. In reality, Penn has made plans to construct a brand new “Pennovation”(ha) Center near Grey’s Ferry in South Philly to serve as a business and research center extraordinaire. And while it may not be completed for yet another decade, we hope our old pal DRL doesn’t feel left out when his new, cooler, even farther away younger brother comes to town.

Chasing AmyFebruary 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Chasing Amy: Strut Like You Mean It

Madame President is out in full force this weekend, mingling with the masses on campus as the sun eminating from her perfect blonde locks melts the snow. A source informs us A-Gut made her annual sports appearance last night and was spotted at the Penn-Harvard basketball game (we lost), even playing the xylophone with the Penn Band! Today, she’s rocking a to-die-for jacket while sauntering arm-in-arm with her elusive hubby on Locust, where she was last spotted one year ago. Thank you for gracing us, Amy G – get up when you feel it, it’s your time chance to shine.

NewsFebruary 17, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Your 2014 Commencement Speaker Is Legen…Wait For It…

DARY. The Class of 2014 will be serenaded off into the real world with the sweet vocal stylings of the legend himself, one Mr. John Legend! No word on if the Penn alum will deliver a musical address, but we’re sure a spoken speech would be almost as engaging.

Most importantly, this news means the Grammy-winning artist is not holding a vendetta against Amy G after the unfortunate Making History celebration faux pas. You know, the one in which JL was cut off pre-”Ordinary People” due to rain…but the worst catchy song of all time was still performed as the grand finale. Let’s just call Commencement 2k14 Time to Shine Take II.

NewsDecember 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words.


Happy snowy day, and stay tuned for the best damn finals features we can cook up. Godspeed.

NewsDecember 5, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Gutmann To Teach Course Next Semester, Spots Limited


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[Disclaimer: This post was part of our Joke Day series. Our logo was Button the Under for a whole day and you didn't even notice.] For those of you who are still fiddling with your schedules for next semester, a new graduate course just opened up on Penn InTouch  with limited spots for undergrads. Permits are required for this course through the Political Science Department, Department of Religious Studies, and History Department. Yes, undergrads need all three departments to sign off on their permits before enrolling in this course on Jewish and Presidential Thought. According to our sources, no permits have yet been completed. Let the mayhem begin.

FeaturesNovember 19, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Six Degrees of Amy Gutmann

LeAmy "The Rock" SquarePantsWe know that you’re probably tired of all of the comparisons between our beloved President and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: their charisma, their elegance, and their warmth. However, despite popular belief, there’s been no documented meeting between these two in the Chasing Amy archives, so it couldn’t have possibly happened. Dr. Will Smith’s six degrees of separation is a theory that says everyone in the world is connected by six or fewer introductions, or something like that.  Join us after the jump as we explore how these two socialites are connected (in a very spiritual sense of the word).

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Chasing AmyNovember 19, 2013 at 11:25 am

19 Things We Wish Amy Gutmann Would Say

6927877792_ee1e5d8ea2_mOn November 19th, we take the time reflect on the precious moments we have in the presence of the goddess in the fiery red pantsuit. Sadly, these snippets of conversation are all too fleeting; we just never get to have the conversation we really need want. Here’s what she would say if our wildest dreams came true. We would begin the list with “I Love You,” but we don’t want to be creepy. (All starred items are accompanied by a wink.)

1)   It’s your time to shine.
2)   Jennifer Lawrence is my daughter.
3)   The Spirit of Compromise is all about give and take.*
4)   I was the first person Raven came out to.
5)   Got a professor that needs firing?
6)   Could I get a picture with you? I’ve been wanting one since you arrived.
7)   Go on, feel my hair.*
8)   Let’s Make History tonight.*
9)   All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If U Seek Amy.
10) You have an interview? Feel free to go through my closet.
11) I looked just like you at your age.
12) What do you want your GPA to be?
13) Your tuition is related to my annual Sephora budget. Luckily I don’t wrinkle.*
14) Just endorsed you on LinkedIn.
15) You’re telling me OMG doesn’t stand for Oh My Gutmann?
16) Add me on Snapchat. It’s @queenG.
17) I’m the Fling headliner this year.
18) Be my +1 for my birthday party?
19)  I’m a Samantha.*