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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NewsOctober 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Urban Outfitters Gems

Apropos absolutely nothing, here are a couple bizarre things you can find in Urban Outfitters–the number one place to buy things you regret buying almost immediately after buying them– this week.


Come and get it! These “crystals” are only $6 (unless otherwise labeled,) making them a steal, probably. Great for use as magical healing stones, they also double as things to throw at people not as good at interior decorating as you are.

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Calling All "Prostitution Whores"– "Real Housewives of New Jersey" and "Celebrity Apprentice" humanlike Vessel of Evil Teresa Giudice will be visiting the Penn Bookstore on June 13th to sign copies of her new cookbook Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit, because why not? Mark your calendars now, friends!
NewsFebruary 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Bon Jovi Toured Penn Today

We’re getting reports of Jon Bon Jovi sightings all over campus, from Huntsman to the Button (see: above) to someone’s dorm in the Quad. Perhaps he’s doing a tour with son Jesse? After all, he is at just the right age to start scouting out colleges.

Got any other pics of the man himself? Send them our way.

NewsFebruary 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Cherry Hill Residents Protest Super Wawa Construction, Are Ludicrous

Wawa: the drunk, broke, starving, lazy, gluttonous college student’s real-life fantasy. There is perhaps no entity on campus, not even Madame President herself, revered as much as the munchie-drunchie-hoagie-milkshake-chicken strips on a bed of macaroni-all nighter snack stop havens on 36th and Chestnut and 38th and Spruce.

So it might seem crazy that a group of Cherry Hill, NJ residents are complaining about the potential construction of a Super Wawa in their neighborhood, as NBC Philadelphia reports. Traffic, noise, safety and light pollution are among their grievances, but c’mon, guys. Are you really gonna let the low-rumbling of motors keeping your kids up at night get in the way of 24/7 access to Watermelon Sour Patch Kids right from your backyard? We call shenanigans.