What's HapPENNingAugust 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

What’s HapPENNing, NSO Edition

what's happenningThat’s right. It’s hap(PENN)ing. NSO is officially underway and we’re one blur-of-an-academic-year away from reaching May. Keeping that in mind, ahem seniors, this NSO season should be a time to play with our new kittens before classes bitch slap their entire faces, respectively. That’s why we’ve come up with a few way(s) to have your own re-introduction to campus.

Thursday, August 22

Freshmen: Move-in. Time to make bffs with your roomie and hall-mates. Prepare to never talk to them again after this year.

Upperclassmen: $3 dollar cover and $1 drinks 9pm-12am at Blarney. It’s the first night of NSO, so pace yourselves accordingly (aka die, in the metaphorical, blackout sense).


Friday, August 23

Freshmen: Penn Library Social 9pm-11pm & PennFest 11pm-1am

Upperclassmen: A re-introduction to Smokes. We hear the renovations over the summer are spectacular.

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What's HapPENNingSeptember 24, 2012 at 9:07 am

What’s HapPENNing?

While you were out this weekend framing your taps for the Friars, Sphinx and Mortarboard smokers and then heading to the Owls brunch, we were sipping wine coolers over reruns of “Reba” and redeeming our scratch-off lottery ticket winnings because that’s what pays the bills these days. We’re a 2.5-ton aluminum button just like everyone else and we have problems too! Jeez! So, what’s happening this week?

Who: Varies, check link
When and where: Varies, check link
Why: It’s Oktoberfest, COME ON! Do you need a reason to venture out for the best drink specials this side of the Mason-Dixon line? Check out the roundup above of Philly’s best from our friends over at uwishunu.

Wine drankin’, art and the Night of 1,000 Yolos after the jump:

34th Street MagazineJune 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Summer Street Presents: 9 Ways To Tri It

Jeez, it’s hot out! We think you should stay indoors– those pit stains don’t match your pants.

Yesterday, we tried getting out of bed. We couldn’t. We wrote Summer Street instead.

Monday brought Playlist of the Week (workout style). Today, Street shows you how to swim, bike and run in Philadelphia like you’re the iron man himself. Pick it up on stands.

You couldn’t think that’s all! We’ve also got a review of the PMA’s Visions of Arcadia exhibit (it’s, like, so rapturous — which is a word from the thesaurus), a Street Burger Shakedown between Bobby’s and Shake Shack, and oh so much more.

Oh yeah. Write for us. We’ve got the A/C, because Street loves you.

NewsMay 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Keystone State of Mind: Jay-Z To Curate Philly Festival During NSO

At a press conference on the Art Museum steps this morning, Jay-Z, appearing with Mayor Nutter, confirmed his participation with Budweiser’s Made In America music festival, which will take place during NSO on the first and second of September. As Philly.com notes, there’s no lineup yet, but Jay-Z should have no problem booking Kelly Clarkson. (Jay-Z, book Kelly Clarkson. Or Beyoncé. Please.)

Watch him above as he celebrates the great “silly of Philadelphia,” and charity United Way, a beneficiary of the upcoming fest. Although the Times specifies that it will take place in Fairmount Park, Nutter mentions the Parkway in his speech. Great choices, both! Tickets will on sale starting on the 23rd of this month, with two-day passes available for $99.

What's HapPENNingMarch 12, 2012 at 9:01 am

What’s HapPENNing?

Let’s not dwell too much on the obvious: Spring Break is over and classes are back in swing. Both of those do suck, don’t they? But you’ll tough it out, chap! Think about all the fun you’ll have going through the new Facebook albums of that kid whose notes you borrowed in intro psych who went to Puerto san Playa Rico! And 32 days until Fling? Not too bad. Anyway, let’s talk about what’s happening:

Comedy Showcase: Aziz Ansari
When and where: Tuesday, 8-11 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium
Why: Treat yo’self!

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What's HapPENNingFebruary 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

What’s HapPENNing?

This weather makes us :/, but don’t let the cold and the snow keep you from all the great events this week! We got film screenings, art with some musical accompaniment and free wine (!) all within the next few days. Check it out!

Philo Presents: Income Inequality in American Education
Who: Philomathean Society
When and where: Monday, 6 p.m.; Philo Halls (4th floor of College Hall)
Why: Holger Sieg, J.M. Cohen Term Chair of Economics, will be giving a talk tomorrow on the income inequality present in American primary and secondary education and the policy reforms needed to address it. After his talk, a question-and-answer sesh will follow. Neat! We’re in.

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What's HapPENNingFebruary 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

What’s HapPENNing?

Guy, how crazy was the Super Bowl last night? No really, how was it? We heard it was a tough game between the Giants and the Tebows or something, but probably not half as competitive as the classic match between the TuneSquad and the Monstars.

Anyway, this is a big week! We got speed reading, we got Penn professors being awesome, we got van Gogh– we got everything!

Penn Research Week
When and where: Februrary 6-10 p.m.; ARCH and Houston Hall (check link for details)
Why: Research is, like, puhretty cool. Science! Beakers! Beep beep! Alright, research is actually so much more than mixing chemicals and making liquids change color. Penn has one metric butt-ton (1 MBT) of money sitting around for grants for students to pursue their interests and discover much more about the academic field that most appeals to them- science, history…even communications! Go for it!

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What's HapPENNingJanuary 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

What’s HapPENNing?

A brief ballad for the first day of classes in the style of Rebecca Black:

Eleven a.m., waking up in the morning
Gotta smell fresh, oops- I just fell downstairs
Gotta smoke a bowl, gotta have cereal
[Insert lyrics of choice here]
Drinking on and on, everybody’s stumbling
Gotta get down to Locust Walk
Gotta doze in class, then I see my FRANDS

Happy first day of the semester, everyone! Don’t screw it up.

Jennifer Bolande: Landmarks
Who: Institute of Contemporary Art
When and where: Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. until March 11; ICA (36th and Sansom)
It’s no secret that we like the ICA (a lot), and for good reason– they bring the raddest ish to Philly. Like Jennifer Bolande! Choreographer, conceptual artist and innovative photographer, Bolande has an oeuvre that spans more than three decades. Her work will go on view starting tomorrow evening at a members-only reception. Not an ICA member? Check out the exhibition any other night before it closes in March.

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ShutterButtonAugust 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

ShutterButton: Your Penn Apparel Will Be Valuable Eventually

Well, maybe! We discovered this sartorial gem in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building exhibit The Peacock Male (which closes this month, so go now). What a great vintage find! From 1996! Jokes, it’s from 1896. Some Olde Timey Quaker probably bought this from Ye Olde Penn Book Shoppe or something, right next to the women’s couture breeches.