It was the night before Feb Club, and all through the campus, not a senior was quiet, not even the dampest. Street road along high in the sky, offering glances at its Ego, Jonathan Youshaei, and a hot lump of Meh for all those who didst not click, even if watching a movie while sick.
Friday marks not only the first February of 2013, but the very last February that the Class of 2013 will spend together at Penn. In keeping with tradition, the Class Board has put together a month of events for seniors to celebrate this carefree time before the Real World strikes. And they’re getting totally sappy, y’all. Aside from the promo vid, with its mushy music and awkward hug line, each week will correspond to an undergraduate year so we won’t miss the chance to realize how fast it’s all gone by. Seniors can pick up their official Feb Club cards this Thursday and Friday in Rodin and everyone can peep the full Feb Club schedule here.
At 7:25 a.m. this morning in Punxsutawney, Pa., Groundhog Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. At 7:25 a.m. this morning in Punxsutawney, Pa., Groundhog Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. (See what we did there?) Well, Dr. Phil isn’t the only one who can make predictions. The editors of UTB have joined forces to bring you their own forecasts for the rest of the year.
- New sorority biddies will emerge to see the shadows of their former selves that they’ve left behind.
- White Dog Cafe will be the next foodspot to poof, while Beijing will miraculously stay open forever, despite contributing to 14 of the Freshman 15 with just one helping of Lo Mein.
- Seniors who have locked themselves away for years in Van Pelt will emerge to see the light of day, also known as Feb Club.
After January, there is February. In February, there is Feb Club. Otherwise known as That Month Spent Avoiding All The Randos You Facebook Friended Before Penn, Feb Club comprises the
28 29(!) days when important seniors make less important seniors feel special. Each day presents a new opportunity for 2012-ers to get their “cards” “stamped” (this is actually what happens) at fun places scattered throughout Philly, and most involve some level of boozing.
February begins tomorrow, and so Feb Club does too. If you are a Senior and you want in, go pick up your Feb Club card before 3pm today or between 11am-3pm tomorrow, outside the Office of Student Affairs (200 Houston Hall). You’ll have to prove your Senior status, so don’t forget your Penn Card. Also, look forward to a breakdown of Feb Club and all its events this Thursday in Street!
Everybody and their mom is now on Facebook and the 4th best bar in the country, Smokey Joe‘s, is no exception. They’ve used the social networking site to make public those super awkward photos that show up on the screens. Yup —there’s now a Fall Semester 2010 photo album. Smoke’s regulars might now want to make their profiles private but at least stalking is made easy for the Feb Club plaque hopefuls. Check out some of these —errrr —gems after the jump.
Being a second semester senior is a confusing time. We want to kick back and enjoy our last semester at Penn, but there’s still all this stuff looming above our heads. Stuff like classes, extracurriculars, our inevitable entry into the real world. And to top it off, it doesn’t help that Penn makes it sound like everyone else has it together besides us.
But despite how stress-inducing Penn can be, for one month over the course of your four year stay it likes to say, “Hey. Take a load off. Get drunk.” That month is almost here. Feb Club officially kicks off next Monday at Smokes. (A full calendar of events can be found here). And as per an extensive email from Senior Class prez Arthur Gardner Smith, there’s a bit of preparation needed if you want to participate. Read the deets after the jump.
Just because you have to graduate (sad) and leave all your friends (really sad) as you burst out of the Penn bubble into a world without jobs (wow, this is even sadder than we thought) doesn’t mean that Graduation itself can’t be fun! Right? The DAB is trying to make you feel just a little bit better – cheering you all up as Feb Club comes to an end, perhaps? – by making a photo slide show to show to parents at the College graduation. They want you to remember that the photos will be seen by mom and dad, so keep it clothed and kosher. If psuedo-celebrity in May isn’t motivation enough, think of this: “At the end of each month, we will have a random drawing from submitted photos for gift cards from local restaurants/bars like Smoke’s, Pod, Distrito and Mad4Mex.”
To be a part of this last-ever Class of ’09 facebook album, email your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Google Calendars have helpfully informed us that on March 1st there will be a Feb Club event at Franklin Fountain and the Penn’s Landing ice rink. We’re confused –- wasn’t this the February 15th event that was canceled for the meningitis outbreak? The class board informed disappointed seniors that everyone would be getting the meningitis stamp (Hurrah! Although we suggested that they just start stamping at Student Health instead). But now the event has cropped up again. Is this the mysterious 29th stamp that the board has been promising to “announce shortly” since the end of January?
If so, a greater question must be asked. If Franklin Fountain hadn’t been canceled, what would the 29th stamp have been? Round 2 at Jimmy John’s? Or were they going to spring for something more adventurous, like, say, CVS? We suspect a more sinister plot. Unable to come up with an idea for stamp 29, the board released their secret stash of meningitis so that February 15th would be canceled, and they could re-use their old idea. They are evil GENIUSES.
(NB: j/k, class board! We heart you! Please still give us our Feb Club prizes!)