FeaturesApril 26, 2014 at 1:08 pm

People Who Went To Penn: Charles Addams

Charles AddamsThe rumors are true: College Hall did serve as an inspiration for the Addams Family house. So it’s no surprise that Charles Addams, the famous dark cartoonist and creator of the Addams Family, went to Penn.

Born in the great state of New Jersey, Addams wasn’t your typical suburban youngster. He was obsessed with coffins and skeletons and would often spend time at the closest cemetery. But hey, we all have our thing. After he graduated from Penn in the early 1930’s, he accepted a job at the The New Yorker, receiving only $35 per cartoon, equivalent to about three scoops of Capo gelato.

His cartoons soon gained traction and fans. Though most of his fan mail came from legitimate criminals, he was approached to adapt his famous Addams Family cartoon into a TV show. The famous series aired on ABC from 1964-66, and spawned many films and spin-offs.

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NewsDecember 9, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Penn Study Slashes Suicide Myth

While the media consistently reports that suicide rates increase during the holiday season, a recent Penn study has busted this myth. The study shows that from 1999 to 2010, the Thanksgiving-to-New Years bubble showed the lowest suicide rates, while rates increased during spring and summer months.

Meanwhile, the media has been falsely reporting that suicide rates are at their peak when holiday cheer is trying to do its thang! It never made sense, so now we know. Thank you, Penn Study, for giving us further evidence that the media ISN’T ALWAYS RIGHT, and that Lindsay Lohan may in fact (fingers crossed) be sober (probs not).

NewsSeptember 12, 2012 at 9:18 am

Battle of the High Rises: Rodin vs. Harrison

Can’t all our College Houses just get along? Apparently, enough is enough for the residents of the 13th (ish) floor of Rodin, who had some choice words for their Harrison counterparts. The sassy memo reads, “Ew, Harrison, we can see you.” Whether the animosity is rooted in indecent exposure and lack of blind usage or a brutal breakup with a boy named Harrison, no one likes a bully. Let’s just bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and every high rise would be happy.

NewsFebruary 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Go To Workshop, Have Great Sex

Are you the bee’s knees in bed? Buzz off (JKJK we luv u bb, stay). Regardless of your sexual prowess, VagMons is co-sponsoring an educational workshop regarding S-E-X from which even the sexiest of sexy sexters can learn.

The workshop, led by renowned Human Sexuality educator and consultant(!!!) Al Vernacchio, is titled “Have Great Sex: Optimizing Your Sex Life” and will be nothing like the Sex Ed you experienced in middle school (looking at you, “educational” “pamphlets”). Check out the dirrty deetz below:

Who: Al Vernacchio
What: Have Great Sex: Optimizing Your Sex Life
When: TOMORROW, 2/21, at 7 p.m.
Where: Claudia Cohen G17
Why: Suggested donation is $5, and all proceeds go to Women Organized Against Rape, which is, like, a pretty sweet deal considering you’ll be learning how to have all the sexy times, yeah? We think so too.

FeaturesSeptember 28, 2011 at 10:00 am

People Who Went To Penn: Vikram Chatwal

Vikram Chatwal was born in Ethiopia to Indian Sikh parents who moved to Montreal and then finally settled in New York. In other words, during his stint at Wharton, Chatwal was just one operation short of a Tabard bid.

The hotelier, most known these days for making headlines with alleged girlfriend Lindsay Lohan, has been formerly linked to models Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen, and has been known to hang around P. Diddy Combs Puff, Naomi Campbell and President Bill Clinton. No big.

In a recent New York Times feature, Chatwal maintains that his partying days are over, but unless he’s dating Lohan’s British-accented identical twin, we’re not buying it. Aside from his line of hotels, Chatwal’s notable achievements have included being the first Sikh model to grace the cover of Vogue, a minor role in Zoolander, a 10-day, 3-city wedding to now-separated wife Priya Sachdev, and two trips to rehab.