Yes, that Will Shortz, the famous crossword puzzle editor for the New York Times. Shortz will be visiting Penn on Tuesday, the 24th, from 5:30 to 7 in Irvine as part of Penn’s Year of Games. If you’re a crossword puzzle fanatic, fill out the above puzzle featured in today’s DP (click to enlarge or check out the print version) and send us the answers before midnight. If you’re one of the first five with all the correct responses, you’ll get to meet Shortz at a reception and then get front row tickets for the talk. To the puzzles!
Ferguson will be speaking in the Zellerbach Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at $5 for Penncard holders and $8 for the public.
Hello, every fraternity. Trying to out compete one another for the best Christmas light display, à la this movie? We’re going to turn this into a little contest. Send us pictures of your houses (preferably when it’s nighttime and we can see those dazzling lights), and we’ll poll our readers to see which house reigns supreme. Show us your
competitive holiday spirit by e-mailing pictures as attachments to tips[at]underthebutton.com by Wednesday at midnight.
Earlier this summer, we posted about an opportunity to feast your eyes on some melon. It seems summer has come full circle: on August 3rd, City Tap House plans to celebrate the all-important “National Watermelon Day” from 4-8 p.m.
The event will include plenty of watermelon goodies (namely a variety of watermelon drank for just $4-5) and a watermelon eating contest at 7 p.m. And randomly, winners get tickets to see Kings of Leon (!!!). So like, even if the U.S. defaults on its loans August 2, at least you’ll have something to eat come the morrow.
Keep sending us your entries for our Fling Floor Pass Contest! Remember: they can be ANYTHING creative: a song, a dance, a poem, a video, a piece of art … whatever your personal interpretation of Fling is, bring it on! Just send it in to us by Monday.
Missed the mad rush for floor passes to the Fling concert this morning? Never fear! We’ve got your back. Yep, we’ve got two of these golden tickets and we’re giving them away! Now, this is not just any old raffle. It is a serious contest based on talent and awesomeness. Check out instructions for how to enter after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Remember last year, when SPEC released a letter of Kid Cudi’s name in different place around campus? They’re doing a similar thing again, except this time we have to try a little harder (woo, Penn brains at work).
Tuesday (aka tomorrow), they’re releasing six facts about the artist around campus, then we get to guess who it is. So be on the lookout tomorrow for facts, and as soon as you find them, take a picture and send ‘em to firstname.lastname@example.org! We’ll post the pictures (not just the facts, they have to be actual pictures) as they come in.
The best part is, there’s prizes again! The first person to send in the picture of each fact found gets free FLOOR PASS TICKETS to the show. Smartphone-less people (do you still exist?), better walk around with a camera tomorrow because you’re totally still eligible if you can get to a computer and send it in. Let the games begin!