FeaturesJanuary 27, 2011 at 11:41 am

Why Wharton’s Shoutout on Monday’s Gossip Girl Was A BFD

From Amy G in a tweet from Arianna Huffington and the Engineering school’s scary acrobatic builder bots on Stephen Colbert’s ThreatDown, Penn has enjoyed quite a spell basking in the attention of the national media. But while Penn seems to be appropriately prominent in the realms of news and reality-based television, our alma mater remains relatively irrelevant to mainstream pop culture. Or, at least, until this past Monday.

Raina Thorpe, a brand new character revealed on this week’s “Gossip Girl,” went to Wharton. An inevitable love interest for Chuck Bass and the daughter of a billionaire being positioned to do financial battle with the Bass/Van Der Woodsen family — Raina is the kind of character that it isn’t hard to imagine prancing down Locust, having to make the impossible decision between Theta and Tabard and eventually being a shoe-in for Wharton’s notoriously Scene-y Lantern Senior Society. But what’s so great about that? Read the rest of this entry »

Former Penn Softball Players Cameo In New Movie-- Christina Khosravi (C '08) and Kaelin Ainley (C '07) are set to appear in the upcoming romantic comedy "How Do You Know," starring Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson. Our friends over at The Buzz have the full scoop here!