NewsAugust 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Choose Your Cheesesteak Wisely

If you’ve been in Philadelphia for longer than 20 seconds, there’s a good chance you’ve come in contact with at least one restaurant serving cheesesteaks. As the city’s unofficial mascot, cheesesteaks represent the ultimate unifying experience: entering your chosen place of fine whiz dining as a farewell to your juice cleanse, waiting in a line full of people checking their email for the 30th time this hour and the climactic moment when the cashier, your new best friend, hands over that hot, foil-wrapped ticket to heaven. Think it can’t get any better? Think again.

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FeaturesMay 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm

The Weirdest Foursquare Locations

It seems some people have gotten tired of pining after coveted foursquare mayorships and have taken instead to coming up with whack names for their favorite haunts. Here are some of the best:
  • “OSOL gett itttt”
  • “The Red Light District,” referring to all of 39th street
  • “sprucejawns” and sister house “pinejawn”
  • “Deep Spruce Nine”
  • “WalNuTz ReSoRt”
  • “Jew Canoe”
  • “SDT room at da gym”

Know of any more? Do tell.

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NewsMarch 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Greek Week Joins The 21st Century

Everyone on campus is totally into Foursquare now, and those behind Greek Week are no exception. In the past, it was enough to just go to the events, but here in the new millennium much more is at stake– foursquare mayorships! Seven signs at events give participants seven chances to become mayor of Greek Week activities; even better, that’s seven chances to earn a $25 gift card to Sweetgreen.

Do you think this will work? Will geeds independents find a way to sneak into the competition? Personally, we think the winners should be called “Emperors,” being Greek and all.

FeaturesFebruary 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Meet The Mayors: High Rise Wind Tunnel

Welcome back to a new semester of Meet The Mayors. This week: a place that arguably actually exists, the High Rise Wind Tunnel. The mayor, Marcus W., is a junior from Houston, TX.

UTB: How do you check-in? Don’t your fingers get cold?

Marcus W.: Here’s the technique: I quickly take off my right hand glove with my left hand, and within 5 seconds, I grab my iPhone open Foursquare to my name and my mayorships, not places (this is the key). That way I can see the ‘High Rise Wind Tunnel’ (thanks to whoever updated the name), check in and I’m done. Do my fingers get cold? The pain is subdued by the adrenaline of each check-in. Read the rest of this entry »

NewsDecember 14, 2010 at 11:51 am

Bro-cial Media

While you may have spent this weekend bragging about how many formals you got invited to, one fraternity was determined to highlight their social season in a different way. In an email that is both hilarious and precious, this frat attempts to show the ultimate proof of brotherhood: a Foursquare badge.

The author implores all attendees to check in to the formal venue in order to create a “Swarm” of 50+ check ins, which is apparently better than getting laid. We don’t even think this is some kind of rush tactic, it’s just plain… silly.

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NewsDecember 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Student Eats At Taglio

[Disclaimer: This article was part of our "Joke Day" series... if you couldn't tell by the usage of Comic Sans.] It what might be the most shocking news of the day, a student was spotted eating at Taglio just a few moments ago. We were so surprised that we felt the need to alert our readers immediately. Because this person is the first to eat at the semi-intriguing eatery, they automatically became mayor on Foursquare. Now we are kicking ourselves for missing this golden opportunity.

This individual who wishes to remain anonymous to avoid Foursquare rivalry, said, “I actually enjoyed Taglio. They cut my pizza with scissors so it felt like an edible art project. I’ll consider going back.”

FeaturesDecember 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Meet The Mayors: Pottruck Showers

Just when you thought you shared everything with Foursquare, along came the location “Pottruck Showers.” Dana T. is a fresh and so clean sophomore from Menlo Park, California who, when not showering, is avoiding old Asians.

UTB: What’s your favorite thing about the Pottruck Showers?
Dana T.: Going to work naked everyday is kind of fun.

UTB: Do you feel that foursquare has inspired you to be hygienic?
D.T.: Um, every once and a while, it has inspired me to wear pants. Lots of butts. But, I manage. Read the rest of this entry »

FeaturesDecember 1, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Meet The Mayors: Huntsman

One of the best things about Foursquare, the location-based social-media craze, is the ability to become “mayor” of your favorite places. Simply go somewhere the most, prove it by “checking in” on your phone, then volia! Power is yours. We’d like to introduce you to the social governance of campus with our new section, Meet The Mayors. This week: a man we’re not sure we envy, the mayor of Huntsman.

Charley M. (Foursquare lets you share everywhere you go but respects the privacy of your last name?) is, ironically, a College kid from California.

UTB: What’s your favorite thing about Huntsman?
Charley M.: Little known fact: Huntsman printers actually print money too.

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