With just two days to go before Class of 2018 hopefuls submit their ED apps, things in the Twittersphere have gotten outta control. As per the latest trend piece in the NYT, UTB has stalked some aspiring prefrosh and their extreme techniques of getting in the admissions officers’ heads.
There are 1200ish Freshmen class spots are at stake, so we get it. Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? How appropriate of these tech-savvy millennials (or are they too young to be millennials?) to take to social media! The suck up:
Some extra Penn Porn from @xgabbyrodriguez, #nofilter #sobeautiful #fall #leaves. But actually: use a filter next time.
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We all have that one friend or classmate—great guy, such a nice person—whose social media presence is just offensive. They don’t necessarily do anything wrong, but just never ask themselves “Should this exist on the Internet? Does the world need to see it? Does my outfit really merit a place in someone’s newsfeed today?”.
Sometimes, it’s an egregious amount of hashtags (#please #stop). Other times, it’s poorly lit food porn or a shameless selfie (SNAPCHAT! Have you heard of it?).Whatever’s grinding your gears, UTB’s rounding up the best of the worst (or something like that) so we can all have a good laugh about this together. Read on…
Ironic hipster or unironic moron? Judging by your Instagram handle… well…
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How often do we fall asleep at night plagued by one incessant thought: There’s not an Instagram purely for chronicling dead animals at Penn! There are so many hawk-mauled squirrels and fence-impaled possums, and no place where they can all rest in photographic peace!
We will sleep tight tonight though, especially after looking through all of these. Ghost squirrels probably rustle in ghost trash cans up in squirrel heaven and scare the crap out of God. And “Amaro” really lights up the lifeless eyes of an ex-pigeon.
Okay, so the weather hasn’t been consistently sundressy, with major yo-yoing between what feels like brisk March and summer…but as we near May (and finals), Penn is looking sexy, no matter the temperature. (Yesterday, we only needed a light jacket. So there’s that.) Your submissions were erotic and exotic, so be prepared to get turned on looking at your snapshots of our stunning campus.
Thanks to photographic visionaries Olivia Rabe, Sophia Ciocca, Matthew Triano, Corey Bassett, Shira Papir, Nicole Woon and Allie Volinsky. Hover over the pictures for enlarged images and photo credz. College Hall and the cherry blossoms were extra on-trend this spring season, and Instagram did not dominate submissions by any means!
Never quite got a handle on the whole flash sale thing? Miss the thrill of camping out all night and stumbling into class the next day clutching a ticket that declares to the world “I did it!”? Not to fear! Always eager to please, SPEC is giving students another way to fight for the right to party.
On Friday, April 5th, SPEC is holding an Instagram Scavenger Hunt, where teams of 2 to 4 people will compete to score some of that fling floor gold. Teams will be led to different fling-related locations around campus and upload pics to Instagram to receive more clues. Click here to register and get more information about the hunt. Filter your way to victory!
While everyone else is complaining about this year’s Fling Artist and the totally “warm weather” (not), senior Alice Lee is getting her glam on. Lee is being recognized as one of Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women of 2013 and the article will be featured in Glamour’s May issue.
If you don’t remember, Lee outshined us all in 2012 with her “Dear Instagram” site that accumulated over 80,000 views and a call from Instagram’s CEO.
Basically, Penn kids run the world.
Maybe you’re a serious photographer with a fancy camera snapping luscious, gritty candids on West Philly streets. Maybe your phone is filled with Instagrams of your breakfast, run through the Sutro filter and captioned #eggs.
Regardless of your choice medium, Oh Snap!, the newest branch of Penn Student Design, wants your photos–and wants to make you a winner. With prizes ranging from cash to gift cards to publication, there’s a lot of swag at stake. There’s also a lot of artfully-processed #steak at stake. Click here to get involved.
Mother Nature is doing her annual “I’m taking off my clothes, wanna peek?”-thing right now, and for the past few weeks, we’ve been smitten with the crunchy leaves, the brisk [insert pluralized time of day here], the pumpkin-spiced [insert JAPpy drinks here] and the crisp [insert bangs that Kathy Najimy sports in Disney's "Hocus Pocus" here]. It’s a party, y’all, and we’re all invited! To celebrate the season, send us your best autumnal pictures by this Thursday and we’ll post our favorites by the start of the Fall Break. And remember the golden rule of photography: you don’t NEED to Instagram it.
Yes, this is an actual (INSTAGRAMMED!) photo of a freshman girl’s Quad dorm room that’s making the rounds on campus. Here’s a fact sheet:
Ever feel like your life could totally be a reality TV show? Were there three Shoutouts just about you? If so, you’re likely an egotistical, attention-hoarding drama king and your friends hate you. On the upside, UTB is coming out with a new feature just for you. By comparing our readers to the celebs they idolize, we remind you that stardom really is just around the corner, waiting to jump out at you from a bush. So is every campus squirrel, so be careful walking around with open burritos.
But enough dilly-dallying—follow us down this week’s red (and blue) carpet!
They get excited about opportunities in DC: Last night marked the 98th annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, which meant many of our celebrity friends flocked to the nation’s capital like a bunch of PoliSci majors tryna land an internship with Obama. Except if the PoliSci majors were self-important, unregistered Comm majors instead.
More relatable tales of sex, drugs and scandal after the jump.