Not content to restrict their donations to quads and building, the Perelman family has finally expanded into adorning our campus with alliterative animals. Meet Perry, the Perelman Quad Possum (or opossum for those who like to be technical about it), who lurks in corners outside of Houston and scurries out to eat only the finest trash. Seen Perry around campus? Send us a tip and be sure to treat him with the respect he deserves.
Summer session number one is under way and all those looking to pad their GPAs, or just pass STAT, are settling in. Unfortunately for two of those students, one Penn Anthropology teacher was a little too eager to welcome them back.
According to a Fox News affiliate, the lecturer showed off a certain body part no one was interested in seeing inside Houston Hall, and gave us another reason to avoid teachers outside of class. Didn’t anyone tell the guy Huntsman’s the place for nudity? As one student interviewed for the story said: “You don’t want to go to class and have some guy exposing himself.” Not to disagree, but at least that would keep us off Facebook.
Between the new Commons and all the food trucks on campus, we’re pretty sure you’ll never be in search of a meal again. But if you are a little adventuresome (think: as crazy as picking a random roommate your Sophomore year), you might just find yourself a short line and great food. Here are 5 things you need to know about the food source named for Joseph Wharton himself:
1) BBQ Wednesdays: If you missed all the smoke yesterday, the grills were fired up behind Steiny-D, serving burgers, hotdogs, and macaroni salad. Get on line by the outdoor patio or pay inside if you choose to use credit–nothing like putting the $4 or $5 plates on your plastic. Read the rest of this entry »
These new TVs now located on the floor of Houston Market just might distract you from the slowly rising prices. (Zing!) These screens, coupled with the ones already in the seating area, could make Houston the new Crave.
Update: Apparently these nifty things were installed in all of the dining halls on campus. Which is great news, because we didn’t know what tomatoes looked like before.
In the continued effort to totally revamp its reputation, Houston has begun offering Saturday brunch and Sunday dinners. Already in place for this weekend, the brunch menu runs Saturdays from 11am to 4pm and Sunday dinner caters to the pre-early bird crowd by starting at 4pm. Stop stressing about booking Restaurant Week reservations and take a “Wok on the Wild Side” instead tomorrow!
Remember that last remaining vestige of the early 2000s, the dusty old CampusLink corner in Houston Market? The one with Gateway computer ads and echoes of Napster? It’s gone. Yup, covered in caution tape and filled with stacked chairs and tables. It’s like a crime scene from “CSI,” but filled with the memories of the dot-com bubble instead of bodies. What do you think should go in the space? Tell us in the comments.
Vice President, graduation speaker and proud Penn parent/grandparent Joe Biden (along with Mayor Nutter) will be in Bodek Lounge (that’s in Houston Hall) tomorrow at 3:30 for an event about the American Jobs Act.
According to the Office of the Vice President,
Vice President Biden and Director of National Drug Control Policy Kerlikowske will participate in a roundtable discussion with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Charles Ramsey, police chiefs from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware as well as public safety officials from local universities and transportation departments on the impact budget cuts have had on their ability to effectively police their communities, as well as deliver remarks on how the American Jobs Act would help keep first responders on the job and communities safe.
Really thrilling stuff if you’re into depressing economic news spun in the most positive way possible. Houston will probably be super-difficult to navigate tomorrow so avoid if possible unless you’re trying to sneak a peak (or unless you got one of the student VIP invites to the event, in which case you’re the man… or in PennDems).
Jumping on the recent bandwagon of dressing up in furry animal costumes for unclear reasons: THIS GUY! He was spotted in Houston, hanging with some bros and doing whatever giant pretend rodents do. We think he’s a squirrel, but who even knows anymore.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and romance is in the air. We won’t bring you chocolates, flowers or sensual massage oils, but we’ll celebrate with you by
hooking up later exploring the best (and worst) of Penn’s romantic side. So let’s go– and don’t be shy: Love Week is here!
Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love, so it’s no surprise that there are a lot of places that you can go with your significant other(s?) to get your romance on. A leisurely stroll down Locust Walk, a makeout sesh in Clark Park, dinner at a small restaurant– they’re all wonderful options. Unfortunately, there are some less-than-savory choices that you should steer clear of. Introducing: the worst places for your Valentine’s Day date!
Let’s get one thing straight: Pod is not that great. Yeah, it’s really close, and being seen there will totally get you in with the cool crowd, but the food is overpriced and it can get noisy. Also, the rooms with the color-changing lights: discuss amongst yourselves. This place would only be romantic for a retro-futuristic anime fan. But hey, there are probably a few of those at Penn.