FeaturesMay 11, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Senior Contest: You And Your Shit

Screen Shot 2014-05-11 at 2.26.24 PMFriends, knowledge, a return on your investment–all things you theoretically get out of a Penn education. If there’s one thing you undeniably will take away with you, it’s the thousands upon thousands of random Penn-related clothes, backpacks, mugs and more that you’ve gotten for free/bursared/bought from your sorority/sports team/Class Board…you know what shit we’re talking about.

As Senior Week is almost upon us, UTB is holding a little contest. Seniors: take a picture of you surrounded by all your four-years-of-Penn-related shit, and Instagram it. Hashtag it #PennShit AND tag @underthebutton.  Whoever has the most impressive shit nest/pile will be featured on the blog and receive a $15 gift card to Copa, the senior-est place we could think of. After the jump, read the contest rules/FAQs.

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What's HapPENNingAugust 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

What’s HapPENNing, NSO Edition

what's happenningThat’s right. It’s hap(PENN)ing. NSO is officially underway and we’re one blur-of-an-academic-year away from reaching May. Keeping that in mind, ahem seniors, this NSO season should be a time to play with our new kittens before classes bitch slap their entire faces, respectively. That’s why we’ve come up with a few way(s) to have your own re-introduction to campus.

Thursday, August 22

Freshmen: Move-in. Time to make bffs with your roomie and hall-mates. Prepare to never talk to them again after this year.

Upperclassmen: $3 dollar cover and $1 drinks 9pm-12am at Blarney. It’s the first night of NSO, so pace yourselves accordingly (aka die, in the metaphorical, blackout sense).


Friday, August 23

Freshmen: Penn Library Social 9pm-11pm & PennFest 11pm-1am

Upperclassmen: A re-introduction to Smokes. We hear the renovations over the summer are spectacular.

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NewsMarch 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm

March Madness Is Here!


It’s that time of year again, the DP’s Bracket Challenge is back. If you submit your bracket by this Thursday at noonyou could win prizes to Copa ($100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, and $30 for 3rd).

Also, be sure to bring in a printed copy of the bracket from the DP into Copa for $5 nachos. Even if you’re not a huge fan of NCAAB, you’ve got nothing to lose, and even if you don’t win, you’ll definitely be happier than this guy.

NewsSeptember 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Driver Drama

We all have our off days when it comes to cars, especially in a city environment. Maybe this particular offender really needed to rush into Copa or pick up some booze at Allegro’s. Whatever the case, one vigilante decided to take matters into their own hands and set the driver straight (not literally, of course, the car was still halfway in the road). Judge the infraction for yourself and see if the citizen justice was warranted.

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FeaturesMay 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Cinco De Campus

It’s time to start drinking for Cinco De Mayo. Finals are no excuse; Mexicans died fighting the French for this day. The least you can do is drink.

  • Distrito: 3 p.m.-midnight. $5 margaritas, cheap snacks, a VIP 2nd floor and our very own Street ed DJ Lips spinning beats.
  • Blarney: $5 margaritas and $1 tacos 6-9 p.m.
  • Copa: Happy hour 4- 7 p.m. with $5 margaritas, nachos and quesedillas; general Penn debauchery thereafter.
  • Mad 4: $1 off all Mexican beer, live bands, games, and more.
  • Tap House: Tequila.

And if you want to take advantage of the nice weather and trek downtown, here’s a whole slew of things for you, too!

NewsMarch 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Action Outside Of Copa Last Night

It’s Copa Wednesday, guys, not Copa Brawl Your Face Off Monday. Tipsters say a massive fight went on around 2 a.m. outside the cesspool of sketch restaurant, resulting in a ton of Penn police presence. This brings the total number of fights outside of Copa to more than we’d care to count.

Chasing AmyDecember 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Chasing Amy: A-Gut Does Copa Wednesday

[Disclaimer: This article was part of our "Joke Day" series... if you couldn't tell by the usage of Comic Sans.] Madame the President was spotted at Copabanana last night. According to fellow denizens of Copa, she was the life of the party. As one freshmen (who wished to remain anonymous due to underage drinking laws) told us, “She has the best stories and always tells the funniest jokes. Definitely inviting her to my next girls’ night! Love her!” And so do we, especially since it was widely rumored that she broke out some Coyote Ugly-style dance moves on the bar. However, when we contacted the Office of the President for further details, the reply was, “No comment.”

NewsDecember 1, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Shit Got Real At Copa

Freshmen, West Philadelphians, and other denizens of Copa, take note: some major changes are underfoot at the beloved mid-week spot.

The process of getting in has done a 180. An eyewitness attendee of this week’s Copa Wednesday states that he had to photocopy his ID and sign an affadavit (law school kids feel free to explain this one) saying something akin to what our source calls “signing my life away to the Philadlephia law enforcement.”

It appears this will continue every day until January, thanks to a fight a few weeks ago that broke out between some underage St. Joe’s kids. We’re going to try and investigate further during normal business hours, but for now all the more reason to act like you’re too good for Copa!

NewsSeptember 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Edible Updates: Local Restaurants Embrace The All-You-Can-Eat Mentality

Campus area restaurants would really like to give you every excuse to eat out. 34th Street Food & Drink editors Jess Goodman and Josh Goldman bring you the low down on this fall’s savory specials.

  • Every Monday night, 8 to 10 p.m., during Football Season, Distrito is offering endless tacos and enchiladas at $25 per person, as well as $2 Don Equis on tap. Along with the Chilango chopped salad and a side of rice and beans, which automatically accompany every ‘endless menu,’ you’ll choose from an array smaller, tapas-style versions of their most popular Cantina tacos and enchiladas (and some new additions) — our favorites are the chicken and yellowfish tacos. In all, this Monday Night Football special is well worth the money; come hungry! Try to be seated in the second floor lounge, though, where they project the game on a big screen — the awkwardly placed TVs in the cantina make it hard to focus on the football.

Special offers from Pod, Marathon and Copa after the jump.

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NewsSeptember 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

Harri-Sunny Disposition

A lot of times, we’re so caught up in the grand scheme of life that we forget that it is the little things that make us happy. Not having class in DRL. Puppies. Copa Wednesdays. Post-It note smiley-faces on the high-rise windows. So, Harrison 24th floor: We salute you.