Sick of hitting up all your usual campus hangouts (GSRs, VP, the basement bathroom of Fisher Fine Arts, etc.)? Trying to avoid all those adorable, hyperventilating freshmen before finals? Well, dudes, today is your lucky day.
This week’s Secret Spot is in–er, surrounded by–Huntsman. Easily hidden by PPT-induced misery and tunnel vision, Koo Plaza is home to numerous benches, tables and grassy knolls (you know, so you can eat your lunch exposed to this precious weather we’ve been having). Also hidden in this secret garden is an ivy-covered trellis, which, hel-LO, is practically begging you to propose (to your MGMT100 TA).
True, the Plaza may not be an ideal place to actually get shit done, but it does function as a nice escape from the sea of life-sucking pantsuits otherwise crawling around Huntsman. Check it out next time you get a chance, and, if you’re feeling extra generous, let us know if you’ve got any Secret sex Spots of your own.
Pictures this: you’re a young, idealistic freshman just trying to find your place at Penn. You hear of all these frats doing “dirty rush,” so when you receive a penis-shaped event invitation, you don’t think twice about showing up to St. A’s in the middle of the night. On the walk there, you pat yourself on the back; you’ve heard A’s is a “cool fraternity,” so you must be cool! All those assholes who called you “nerd” in high school can really suck it now.
You take a deep breath, adjust your bowtie and knock on the door.
“What the fuck are you guys doing?” asks a bewildered resident to the group of boys you’ve come with. You hand them the invite. ”What the fuck is this? We didn’t do this.”
We know Fall Break is for going home and spending quality time with your family getting wasted to the tune of high school memories, but we can’t help but miss Penn just a little. Here’s a reminder of the home sweet home (ahem, Freshmen) you’ll be returning to come Wednesday, give or take a fireplace (seriously?! a fireplace in the Quad???) and a few 111 years.
Aw, freshmen! They’re so cute! The newest NEC members made this video here to remind people to vote in the upcoming elections. We’re not exactly following their logic here– Wait, so if we don’t vote for the best candidates, the Class Board events will be super lame? Aren’t all Class Board events kind of lame? How do we get good Class Board events? OVERTHROW THE SYSTEM!– but in any case it’s a nice lil’ gem for a soggy Friday. It almost makes us want to vote!
Another year, another Freshman Election season. All of the candidates are now up on the DP‘s website, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. While official campaigning doesn’t begin until Friday, you can check out their statements for a sneak peek of what’ssuretocome.
From wordplay-gone-wrong to improbable, if not impossible campaign promises, these freshmen have said it all. We’ve found the best gems and have them for you, after the jump!