Congrats to all the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed high school seniors who just received admission to the glorious University of Pennsylvania! You are the 12.3%. (But really, you’re the 1%!—if you still find that reference funny.) This acceptance not only validates all your hard work, but it justifies the countless hours you’ve wasted reading a blog from a college you don’t even attend…yet.
In preparation for your upcoming four-year journey, should you choose Penn, keep in mind the following: come September, Amy Gutmann will be your Queen, Ben Franklin your guardian angel, sector requirements your worst enemies, and Mr. and Mrs. Bui your ultimate saviors.
Look what we found on Locust Walk! This is Mike Choi, Engineering freshman and self-taught “video game musicist.” He honed his blowing-into-a-piano skills on the mean streets of LA, specifically Little Tokyo, where he performs outside to raise money for his family’s contribution to his Penn tuition.
Mike was ‘discovered’ at last month’s Up On Stage, a free monthly open mic event, when he jumped on stage to play. Now he’s filling College Green with the sweet, sweet sounds of the Nintendo musical masterpiece. See him (and other student performers) at this month’s Up On Stage tomorrow at 8 p.m. in the Platt Performing Arts House. Oh, and stalk him online here, here and here.
Here’s yet another PSA from the clever kiddies in Hill. Prediction: the culprit will be Bruno Mars for Halloween, since evidently he’ll catch a grenade for you.
Hey, Penn15′ers, move-in is only a week away! That’s just seven days! Have you packed your trunk? Locked your snowy owl in its cage? Gotten your spellbooks? Picked up your magic wand (balsa wood, 15 inches, nougat and caramel core) from Ollivanders? Well, sounds like someone’s ready for school! Ha ha, just kidding, this is Penn, not Hogwarts, so you should probably hide that Dark Mark tattoo unless you want to join the Class Board or something.