Because we’re thankful for ya, the staff here at UTB put together a li’l Thanksgiving bingo card for your eNjOyMeNt. Click to enlarge, print, and cut it out (god bless if you actually do). See if you can get bingo before the food coma sets in, or blackout before Grandma blacks out. Hurrah, hurrah, happy Thanksgivukkah!
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Yards Brewing Company and Little Baby’s Ice Cream are hosting A Pynk Affair, a charity event featuring a CONCERT BY A WEEZER TRIBUTE BAND CALLED “FREEZER.” There will be food and other stuff, too, but everything pretty much pales in comparison once you realize that somewhere out there exists a Weezer tribute band called Freezer.
If you’re down to get your 90s alt-rock on, head to Yards Brewery this Friday. Eat some of Little Baby’s new “pynk” ice cream and drink some “pynk ” ale. Wear pynk, live pynk, thynk pynk. Take the whole day to revel in all things pynk. It’s for a great cause! Side note: clearly they used all their clever name-picking skills on Freezer.
Good ole’ Philadelphia. The welcoming home of our cozy campus. A place some of us have even been bold enough to call our city on Facebook.
But if recent, and past, BuzzFeed posts are good indicators, and they always are, we may know less about our dear city then we thought. As we read The Most Philadelphia Post To Ever Philly Philadelphia, ready to laugh and connect with our adoptive city, we were surprised to feel less like welcomed children, and more like morons. We get Wawa, and maybe even the Philly Pretzel Factory (whats with that shape? am I right?!), but for most of these references, the average Penn student is sadly out of the loop. Jawn? Crab fries? Glenn Schwartz?! What the phuck Filly!?
As if that wasn’t bad enough, the post then dares to mock Penn students for being too pretentious to belong! Slander we say! Our great-grandfathers who founded numerous important things will surely hear of this!
Despite this Philly, we still love you, and like a preteen girl who stalks her older brother’s super hot friend (not based in personal experience), we are sure some day you’ll love us back. See you in the fall, Glenn.
If there’s one thing Penn students can’t get enough of, it’s
sleep Penn News Today emails coffee. And who better to help us out than one of our own, aka Penn grad and beloved HubBub owner, Drew Crockett.
This Fall, our favorite caffeine car is opening a new café at 3736 Spruce (the old Gia). Yea yea, Starbucks, Metro, Capo, we know, but c’mon ladies (and gents) could you say no to that face? Can you say hubba HubBub?
Looking for that perfect Wednesday after-internship thing to do in Philly this summer? For $5 you can try the Penn Museum.
Why, you ask, would I pay $5 to go to the Penn Museum when I have a PennCard? Because they’re kickin’ out the jams at “P.M. @ Penn Musuem” — a series of diverse concerts featuring artists and genres from all over the world.
The concerts are held on the lawns in front of the Museum. You know, where you hung out and listened to a cover band when you and your NSO besties were ~tOo cOoL~ for the non-air conditioned Toga Party (d’aww, awkward memories).
In Philly for the summer? Us too. While UTB will keep you posted on each week’s particular happenings, this helpful Philly spring-and-early-summer festival guide from Uwishunu is worth a read.
During the next two months, every possible culture and special interest group is capitalizing on the gorge weather with a big celebration. Best of all, festival-hopping will cost you nada! For example, this weekend is the South Street Spring Festival, the Kite Festival at Penn Treaty Park, the Strawberry Festival, and the Broad Street Run. Here’s to your next Facebook album!
First Friday is tonight! Take a study break and go see the art showcased, for free, citywide. Or go for the wine; we won't tell.
Starting this June, a solution to the most pressing problem plaguing our city, the inconveniently dying cell phone, has finally been found. As the Philly Post blog reported, ChargeItSpot, the aptly named start-up headed by Douglas Baldasare (WG’12), is looking to install 76 free cell phone charging stations in businesses throughout Philly.
Using cakes to spread the word to interested business owners (someone aced Marketing), Baldasare is putting those Wharton skill to work. For smart phone users, an app, also debuting in June, will monitor your phone’s battery level and send out alerts about ChargeItSpot locations. Walk fearlessly Snapchat addicts and Google Maps dependents, the world is your outlet.
The Made in America music festival is making its second annual appearance this Labor Day weekend. The lineup was just announced today, and we have one word for you: BEYONCÉ. So there you go, kids. If you’re still bitter about Girl Talk by August, you can bow down to the mother of all Fling headliners we never had.
Also, in case you haven’t noticed the academic calendar, school starts a week earlier this year (booooo). That means once you’re done reuniting with the besties and intimidating the freshmen, you can do NSO all over again the next weekend! Thanks, Jay-Z.
Do youse guys love speaking like real Philadelphians? According to a recently published study by Penn linguistics professor William Labov, the Philly accent has changed significantly over the past century.
The Philadelphia dialect used to be more similar to Southern speech, but Northern influences have been increasing during the last few decades. Some sounds, like the “i” in fight, have become more extreme, while others, like the “o” in soda, have become less distinctive.
This might seem like a lot of change, but don’t worry. This is still the only city in the world where you can order a glass of wooder.