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NewsOctober 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Good Morning, Hill Dweller

This is the best refrigerator costume we’ve ever seen.

It's Gross Out— Want something to warm your heart? Read this precious DP article about ZBT's Halloween party for Comegys Elementary School students. Seriously. It's precious. We're not even kidding.
FeaturesOctober 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Stay Sexy In Saturday’s (Supposed) Snow

You may have heard it might snow on Saturday. Or you may have stepped outside in the last 48 hours and realized it got really effing cold—but don’t let the forecast scare you out of dressing like you’re summer sunbathing in Miami this weekend. Here are some costume suggestions to conquer the cold without sacrificing showing skin.

Birthday Cake Stripper

Introduce the element of warmth and surprise with this sweet solution. Construct a sizable cake from your favorite building material (paper-mache not recommended, as it’s too effing cold to dry quickly). Don’t forget wheels, trap doors on bottom and top, and mesh eyeholes for navigation. Stay sheltered from the biting wind outside, then head indoors and BAM—pop out to the gasps and applause of impressed party-goers as you strut your stuff.

Pros: Drama. Originality. Dancing cake at a frat party.

Cons: Labor-intensive. Possibility of recklessly rolling down the 4000 block of Spruce and injuring hoards of people. Read the rest of this entry »

FeaturesOctober 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Let Us Help You Navigate Your Halloweekend

Trying to map out a party agenda? Let us (and by us, we really mean Facebook) steer you in the right direction. Here’s the best and worst of Halloween events (read: puns) sprinkled with enough cultural experiences to make us not feel like total degenerates.


Street Writer’s meeting
6:30 p.m. at 4015 Walnut, duh! Off the chain. But seriously.

Halloween at Rumor
10:00 p.m. 1500 Sansom St. 21+.

Halloween at the Roxxy
10:30 p.m. 939 N. Delaware Ave. 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.

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NewsOctober 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Hump Day Horoscope: Halloween Hunches

For those of you who live under a rock, it’s Hallo-freakin’-ween. Per usual, we have used our resources to cast our most sacred predictions. Keep your horoscope in mind when getting weird this week, it’s for your own good.

Aries: There are decisions to be made and putting them off only makes them harder and less effective: action, not debate, is what is needed. If you wait until 10pm to pick your Halloween costume, you will look ugly.

Taurus: This is another good day to start a diet, or perhaps a new and positive habit. Did someone say candy?!?!?!

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ShutterButtonOctober 26, 2011 at 9:22 am

Shutterbutton: Arts And (Witch)Crafts


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a witchy woman hanging from a tree branch? This life-size Sabrina was spotted around 42nd and Osage and–get this–is only PART of this house’s Halloween display. Check out more pics of the death-inspired decor after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »

NewsOctober 25, 2011 at 5:46 pm

A Raccoon Racket

Apparently, Philadelphia is dealing with a raccoon problem. Proposed “raccoon management” legislation, intended to protect people bothered by the masked creatures, is opposed by those who argue that the new policy is a form of animal cruelty.

Take a stand if you please, but we mainly wanted to alert the Penn student body: if you plan on dressing as a raccoon for Halloween, potential risks include trapping and relocation.

NewsOctober 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist

The countdown to the sluttiest (best) holiday of the year continues with a delicious Halloween treat from a ghost (spooky!) of UTB past. Check out former ed Carlin Adelson (C ’09) and her comedy troupe The Charlies battle the undead in this short featured on Funny or Die. They’re so good they managed to be funny…and die.

FeaturesOctober 25, 2011 at 9:03 am

Poll: Which Halloween Candy Is The Sweetest?

Halloween is almost here!

We like candy more than beer!

Reese’s, Take 5, Butterfinger;

That second sentence was a lie.

The war in Iraq may be over, but CandyBattle2k11© has just begun. Which Halloween candy makes you go ‘gimme gimme more‘? Tell us! We can’t read your minds or anything.

Gimme all the...

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