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.
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Keep sending us your entries for our Fling Floor Pass Contest! Remember: they can be ANYTHING creative: a song, a dance, a poem, a video, a piece of art … whatever your personal interpretation of Fling is, bring it on! Just send it in to us by Monday.
When we first heard that the Penn Bookstore was giving away coffee from 12-2 p.m. on Locust we were all, “whatever, people give away shit on Locust all the time.” But then we walked past their table and the bros there were so amusing we not only got our coffee, but recommend that others do as well. Apparently they’re running some social media contest for the bookstore but like, who cares. They’re cute.
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!
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Ben Franklin’s Bar Mitzvah
Who: The Freshmensches
When and where: Thursday, 8-10 p.m.; ARCH auditorium
WTF: Isn’t Ben already, like, kinda old? Like, really old? I mean, we’ll come because we love middle school dances, but do we have to bring a present?
According to one of the million Fox Leadership emails we receive, there will be a screening of ”Food Fight” tonight at 5pm in College Hall 200. After a (FREE) showing of the film, attendees will get to meet and chat with director Chris Taylor, who actually gets by in life with a college degree in Folklore, as well as nom on some (FREE) snacks.
The film takes a Michael Moore-esque look at America’s food industry, pointing out everything that’s wrong and unhealthy about it. Let’s hope it doesn’t cause us to lose our appetites just before the (FREE) refreshments are served.