If your Wednesday night is bare (looking at you, Skulls), go no further than SPEC Film to hook you up. They’re hosting a free screening of Pitch Perfect tomorrow, and you, lucky UTB reader, can win a reserved seat. For the first five to comment on this post, SPEC will rope off reserved seats for you and a friend.
Our impression after watching the trailer is that this is going to be some cross between Glee, Mean Girls, and possibly hopefully Stomp the Yard. Penn alum Elizabeth Banks co-produced the movie with her husband (They met at Penn! Dreams do come true!) and makes an appearance in the film. And Penn’s own Dischord will be performing a little ditty before the premiere. If you don’t get a reserved seat through our contest, you can print out your own ticket here, but get thee to the Rave early to secure a seat!
Update: We have 5 winners! Better luck next time, chumps.
Seeing your classmate dressed in black doing the awkward speedwalk-shuffle down Walnut means one of two things: Either s/he’s about to deliver a Status Report with a massive wedgie…or it’s OCR season. But for those looking to score jobs in finance or consulting or– nevermind, good looks and little bit of hustle can only get you so far.
Enter Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli, author of the new book, “Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs” about, well, why good people can’t get jobs. (Hint: being interviewed by your big-big-big-big-big doesn’t guarantee you a second-round interview.)
We won’t give away why it’s so hard to get hired, but you can download the book for free (FREE!). That’s probably a good thing, too, considering you have no money–at least until you find a job!
Free Slurpee Day At 7-11-- Founded in 1927 by Dallas-based ice vendor Joe C. Thompson, 7-11 has been serving our nation for the past 85 years, the Slurpee fast becoming part of the American Dream and WHO CARES? GO GET A FREE SLURPEE AT 38th AND CHESTNUT FROM NOW UNTIL 7 P.M.
If you’re spending Independence Day near actual Purple Mountains Majesty or real Amber Waves of Grain, more power to ya! But if you’re spending the fourth here in Philadelphia– WHERE ALL HISTORY BEGAN– then we have some good news: it’s gonna be poppin’! And Wawa may have legal license to your soul by the end of it.
As part of Wawa Welcome America, head to Penn’s Landing this weekend to sample dishes from restaurants and food trucks city-wide! Food isn’t free, but it’s certainly cheap: food samples are all between $1 and $5. Sunday is “Gospel Sunday,” which means HEY! Free music! Click after the jump for more events:
Hoagie Handouts— Sick of the anxiety that comes with stealing hoagies from Wawa? Get your free sandwiches the good ol' fashioned, honest way; win them! Our friends at Uwishunu are running a contest that will hook you up with hoagies for a year. It's easier than making those cheesesteak field goals at the football game.
Fall Fest is going down today! From 2 until 9 p.m., Houston’s Hall of Flags will be transformed into a rave of music, free food and disgruntled and hungover students who begrudgingly signed up to volunteer at a booth for a few hours. If you haven’t heard, the staples of Penn’s music scene (Are they staples? Maybe? What do these musicians say about us as a school?) will be there, including Rossman, Slow Dance Chubby and Star Falcon. And then DJ Sega and HOLY FUCK are going to play on College Green, starting a 7! Let’s not forget that Fall Fest is also a chance to get acquainted with some of Penn’s student groups. But let’s be real– some are clearly better others, so that’s why we’ve created this guide to the best and worst of Fall Fest 2011. To the booths!
Chemistry Society: The Chem Society will be making liquid nitrogen ice cream! See, guys, science is sexy. And yummy! You go, Chem Society!
If you’re in the Class of 2013 or 2014, why are you online? Skimmer’s still going strong until 7PM! So go on and grab yourself major freebies! (Stock up on some of that controversial Vita Coco before it hits the list next to Four Loko.) For the oldies and newbies missin’ out, here are a few pictures you can live through vicariously. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s here! It’s finally here! “What is! What is?!” you ask. The Sophomore Skimmer! “Oh, never mind,” you reply. Wait, but the Skimmer actually might be fun! Free food, free t-shirts, hot air balloon rides, and a “few surprises.” Oh, and a Dave Matthews cover band, because why not? The event is open to the Classes of 2013 and 2014 and will go down next Friday (the 16th) on College Green (and Hill Field for the hot air balloons) from 5-7 p.m. Check out the vid above, featuring music by Penn’s very own Hoodie Allen! You can tell because he says his name a million times.
Hey Day is almost upon us, and with it comes the Final Toast. Instead of triumphantly parading down Locust, seniors will have the advantage of looking on from the Green while luxuriating in a bunch of free swag. After you sign this pledge to not engage in hazing and other bad behaviors (seriously, do it), you’ll have access to a smorgasbord of food and drink. Food trucks are going to be posted up all over the place, so save room for free food from Magic Carpet, Guapos Tacos, and Sugar Philly – also, there will be free beer.
The Final Toast will be held on College Green on Wednesday, April 27th, rain or shine.
The celebration of no jobs this summerliberal arts is here! Tomorrow the College Dean’s Advisory Board will be hosting its annual College Palooza (wait, like a play on Lollapalooza? Nice, DAB) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on College Green complete with “giveaways, fun, lectures, and performances.” We’re not really sure what this “fun” will entail, but rumor has it a certain cupcake truck is planning to show up. Plus, if the event is anywhere near as cool as the logo, it will definitely be worth checking out.