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.
When we saw Junior Alice Lee’s “Dear Instagram” site, our first reaction was something along the lines of “bad economy + desperate times + cool app = resume-esque personal website and that is that.”
But wait, an article by The Atlantic Wire may have changed the playing field. While Lee has not yet confirmed if she is in talks with Instagram about an actual opportunity to work there, could this grandiose act raise the bar for all other job hopefuls?