That’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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It’s that time of year again, the DP’s Bracket Challenge is back. If you submit your bracket by this Thursday at noon, you 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.
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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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!
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.
[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.”
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!
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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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.
Unlike the other Green buzzing around Penn, the new stickers you may see around campus are actually doing something pretty cool for the world. The Penn Environmental Group initiative Green Acorn is now certifying local businesses (including restaurants and food carts) for their sustainability practices by putting a cute little acorn up. It’s like Zagat decals, only for tree-huggers!
Stop by Copa or Coup de Taco, the first Penn establishments to get certified, if you want to feel less guilty about what you eat. Unfortunately, the guilt about calories still remains, but we’re sure some enterprising students will soon come up with a decal for that too.
For more info on Green Acorn, check the DP article here.