What's HapPENNingJanuary 27, 2014 at 9:02 am

What’s HapPENNing?

What's HappenningAh, the sweet sounds of…could it be…normalcy? With the screams of sorority bid night in the past, things have (sort of) calmed down at Penn. But not to worry, as you settle into your post-rush routine, there’s plenty to keep you crazy busy. And if you’re already sick of the Penn bubble, remember Restaurant Week continues until Friday around Philly.

HAIR: Spring Fling Musical Auditions
Who? Quadramics
When & Where? Today, 7-11 p.m., Platt 180
Why? It may be cold, but you can let the sunshine in! It’s literally the age of Aquarius this month. You can also try out for Penn Players’ Hedda Gabler, Front Row’s Rabbit Hole and the other TAC-e productions.

DP Recruitment Session
Who? The Daily Pennsylvanian
When & Where? Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., 4015 Walnut
Why? Obviously. And apply to be a contributor for UTB by 11:59 p.m. Thursday! Read the rest of this entry »

NewsNovember 12, 2013 at 10:00 am

SPEC Gives Us Hope, False

4qsg0Looks like SPEC is trying its best to not be hated by the student body [again] by launching a super simple survey in order to solicit ideas from the wonderful student body that is you. This survey is really very simple. You tell them your name, your email, and your choice for a headliner and opener, then BAM: you look like a fool cuz you really don’t have a choice. Well, you could…but no. Yes. No.

It’s like, a democracy or something. But really, take the survey. You really have nothing to lose, sans any hope ever.

NewsNovember 6, 2013 at 11:10 am

The 10 Most Penn Things To Happen On “Friends”

imsoexcited_zpsa48c4e7aMatthew Perry is coming! Matthew Perry is coming! Matthew Perry is coming!
In honor of what we think should be a national holiday, here’s a list of the ten most Penn things to ever happen on Friends. Could this event be any more excite-BING?!

1. That time Ross dated one of his students. Don’t act like you don’t know it happens.

2. When Joey can’t choose between food or sex; AKA, the eternal struggle that is a Saturday night at Penn.

3. Rachel’s sister Jill memorizing her dad’s credit card number so she can still drop bank after he cuts her off. Penn students are also oblivious to the concept of financial independence!

4. Ross’ infamous “holiday armadillo” costume. It’s like A-Gut herself urged him to celebrate! all! the! religions! DIVERSITY!

5. The season four finale episode that takes place in London, because, like, everyone at Penn goes abroad to London.

6. Whether or not Ross and Rachel really were “on a break.” Defining a relationship is tricky business, especially in college (and should we address the fact that this ubiquitous phrase has its own Wiki page?).

7. Chandler hating his analytic, number-crunching job. We’re sure Wharton grads can relate.

8. Phoebe finding creative ways to make money. We feel you, girl–surviving on a college budget ain’t easy, either.

9. Monica’s perpetual anxiety about everything, but especially cleaning. Because if there’s one thing Penn kids are known for, it’s certainly not being relaxed.

10. And to end on a positive note, doesn’t this eloquently sum up our collective relationship statuses (or lack thereof)?

Alas, our jobs may be jokes, we may be broke, and our love lives may be D.O.A., but at least we get to hang with Chandler tonight.

NewsOctober 25, 2013 at 8:16 am

Chandler Muriel Bing Is Penn-Bound!

chandlerAre you hopeless and awkward and desperate for love? Are you crippled by fear and self-loathing? Do you make jokes when you’re uncomfortable? When you first meet somebody, it is usually panic, anxiety and a great deal of sweating?

Then head to Irvine on November 6 at 8 p.m. for SPEC’s fall Connaissance speaker. We thought it was Bristol Palin for a hot sec…but ACTUALLY, IT’S MISS CHANANDLER BONG!

“Friends” superstar Matthew Perry is coming to campus, where he’ll be discussing his career (which includes some short-lived post-2004 TV shows, alas) and his struggles with drug addiction during the sitcom’s run.

FYI: In “Friends” world, Chandler and Monica are happily married and the twins are almost 10 (!). In real life, Perry ended a six-year relationship with JANIS IAN in 2012, because they were apparently dating.

Speaking of Janices, we’re all reacting the same way to Chandler coming, aren’t we? Tickets ($5) are available online or starting Monday on Locust. We’ll be there (for you).

What's HapPENNingOctober 21, 2013 at 10:37 pm

What’s HapPENNing

utbWe know you don’t really give a shit about that Intro to Cooking Philosophy Social Impact Initiative Resume Workshop you keep getting invited to on Facebook. Here are some events that seem less painfully boring! (Or at least include the possibility of food).

Wednesday: Engineering Student Activity Council EDAY
You may not be an engineer but you might as well eat their cookies?

Thursday: Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility
Civic House is hosting something about business??!?!! Also there’ll be Hummus.

Thursday through Saturday: Bloomers fall show- The Bad, The Bad, & The Bad
They act! They dance! They sing! They’re girls!

Friday: Jazz & Grooves presents Mount Kimbie/A Sol Mechanic/Dream Safari
Get tickets, head to the Rotunda, trip. Attire is Urban Outfitters chic.

Friday and Saturday: PennYo/Pan Asian Dance Troupe present A LOVE BEFORE TIME
The people on the Facebook event are staring wistfully into the distance and the show title is IN CAPS so it must be good.

Saturday: Fallapalooza at Morris Arboretum
See some trees fo’ free!

NewsOctober 20, 2013 at 10:17 am

Bristol Palin To Make Her Penn Debut?

A proud teen mama, (and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Ambassador…huh,) Bristol Palin has travelled the U.S. advocating for abstinence, earning her the name “The Worst Person In The World”.  Now, thanks to some questionably-legit fliers, she’s coming to Penn! No offense B, but Penn kids are active, and the university dishes out more free condoms than acceptance letters. But hey, make yourself at home, just don’t be shocked when we choose bad sex over no sex.

Fling2K13April 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Just Flingin’ In The Rain

images-1With a 90 percent chance of rain looming, students have found many ways of coping. Honestly, if we can rage in shorts in the hail, why not rage in tanks in the rain?

According to a SPEC source, that’s exactly the plan. As long as sound and stage equipment can withstand the weather, performances in the Quad and Franklin Field will go on as scheduled. Inflatable use will be a moon-bounce by moon-bounce decision; hopefully it will always be “yes.” However, if the rain’s too hard (Why Fling gods? Why?!), both Quad activities and the Franklin concert will be cancelled.  Check in with SPEC on Twitter, Facebook, or their website for up to date info.

So, if you’re not the disappointed Girl Talk fan who goes into a depression, here are a few alternative activities…

What's HapPENNingApril 8, 2013 at 10:37 am

What’s HapPENNing?

What's HappeningFling.

But also, this stuff.

Springfest
Who? SPEC
When & Where? Wynn Commons, Monday 6-7:30PM
Why? Um, hello! The theme is Throwback to the 90s! Don’t miss Dance Dance Revolution, inflatable Twister, 90s trivia, a photo booth, and the chance to win 2 floor passes for the Fling concert.

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NewsApril 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Hunting For Floor Passes

scavenger huntNever quite got a handle on the whole flash sale thing? Miss the thrill of camping out all night and stumbling into class the next day clutching a ticket that declares to the world “I did it!”? Not to fear! Always eager to please, SPEC is giving students another way to fight for the right to party.

On Friday, April 5th, SPEC is holding an Instagram Scavenger Hunt, where teams of 2 to 4 people will compete to score some of that fling floor gold. Teams will be led to different fling-related locations around campus and upload pics to Instagram to receive more clues. Click here to register and get more information about the hunt. Filter your way to victory!

NewsApril 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

It’s Okay Because Harvard Is Pissed About Its Fling Performer, Too

Some Penn students are super stoked that Tyga found time out of his busy schedule of slappin’ hoes and gettin’ faded to make our sweaty frat basement dreams a reality. From the ensuing Facebook group, flyer campaign, and multiple editorials, it’s no secret that others aren’t so stoked.

If you were planning on hitting up the Quad moonbounce and then actually bouncing for another school’s spring concert, don’t hit up your friends at Harvard. Tyga is set to headline their annual Yardfest AKA fake fling AKA nice try but still lame. In light of his violent and objectifying lyrics, the Crimsons are crimson (too easy) with rage and have started their own protests.

The reactions at Harvard are just as mixed. “As if these kids aren’t the same ones drinking to ‘Faded’ every weekend,” one comment notes. No comment?