Another round of voting has come and gone in the epic saga known as Penn Madness. While others complain about their “sports teams” losing in the NCAA March Madness, we here at UTB are mourning the dismissal of Amy Gutmann’s Red Suit from the competition. Vote now as our illustrious (and illustrated!) Final Four battle it out for a spot in the finale:
Round 1 voting was dramatic, to say the least. We bid adieu to such fan favorites as Amy G’s black suit and John Legend & A TRAIN. That’s the way the cookie crumbles in Penn MADNESS. Cast your vote in Round 2 NOW to ensure your fave’s path to victory.
Voting continues after the jump! Don’t leave the other contestants hanging!
It’s that time of year again! While we salute those of you who partake in March Madness in the traditional sense, sometimes bringing the bracket a little closer to home is nice. (The Quakers aren’t in the tourney this year, are they?) Regardless of whether or not you made your predictions in the DP’s Bracket Challenge, UTB has an eclectic assortment of eateries, emails and A-Guts to battle it out to the bitter end. This is strictly biz, we don’t play around – a winner will be crowned within mere days. (Will it beat the Fling announcement?) Click the jump to meet our glamorous contestants and cast your votes for Round 1! Read the rest of this entry »
Right now, you’re probably picking green glitter out of your hair as you flip through a Facebook album filled with green v-necks, Shamrock Shakes and Natty lights. Seems like yesterday’s holiday turned out to be a mini-Fling thanks to the beautiful weather and easy-breezy party atmosphere, but mostly because of DJ Tega.
Did you have fun? Let us know!
Some miscreant spilled beer all over Williams today, causing hordes of students to flock to one side of the hallway and eye the brew longingly. The entire second floor (actually the ground floor, because whoever designed Williams was clearly good at counting) smelled. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and may your cup runneth over! (Just not onto the floor.)
After a rowdy week in Punta Cana, Puerto Vallerta and New Orleans, Street is back to brighten your St. Patrick’s Day. This week the feature delves into the depths of one of Penn’s favorite bars, the Blarney Stone. The owner, Kevin Kearney dishes the dirt on the Irish pub. Our Ego of the Week, Siobhan Carey (it’s pronounced SHA–VON), gives a lesson in Irish step dancing. And to top it off, there’s even a recipe on how to make some intoxicating Guinness chocolate cupcakes.
As if you thought we’d forget all about Fling. Psh. Music is here to give you the low down on what to expect and who to come out for at the Spring Fling Concert where Ratatat, Flo Rida and Lupe Fiasco will take the stage.
For those who hate fun and all things Irish, check out Film’s take on Jane Eyre through the ages. Hint, Alice in Wonderland kills it. Lowbrow takes us on a documentarian effort and follows the extraordinary species, Pennius Studentis. Arts checks out what’s poppin’ at the PMA as well.
If you’re reading this, you’re a star. But if you’re not you’re probably drunk on Jameson. Either way, you should probably pick up Street.
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we all know it would be stupid to throw yourselves into the festivities without a plan. We’ve compiled a guide to happenings on and around campus today so you can plan your perfect pub crawl. For those of you who are looking to switch it up a bit, we’ve got a list of off-campus spots that might be more to your liking, although they may not be offering any special deals. Take a look, or resign yourself to a lot of aimless wandering (which will probably also be fun).
For the campus-bound traditionalist:
The Blarney Stone: Kegs and eggs starting at 10 (free breakfast!), $2.50 pounders all day, $6.50 Irish car bombs until 3, and cheap grill-eats all afternoon. Drinking game paraphernalia will also be provided.
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Dear readers, friends and acquaintances: Welcome back from Spring Break! We hope you had a restful week of sunburn and hangovers. Now that classes are in full swing, it’s time to get back into the rhythm of school. Yeah, we know this sucks, but your professors don’t want to see your face any more than you want to see theirs. Here’s to a week of light work, eh? Now put away your Mardi Gras beads and sack up, this semester is (more than) halfway over and you’ve already made it this far!
When and where: Monday–Friday; all over campus (check link)
Why: It’s a week full of free stuff, noshing and other meshuggeneh activities for the Chosen People and the gentiles that culminates in the Purim Crawl. We can’t promise that you’ll be farshikkert off your tuchus for that, but a few sips from the ole’ jug of Manischewitz never hurt anyone, amirite?
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With all this sunshine, it’s just too easy to play on the word “spring.” Last weekend, father time told us to “spring forward.” And we’re all looking forward to that (sexual or intoxicated or both) “spring fling” in the coming month. So, it’s no surprise Pottruck joined in. Tomorrow night’s Late Night event at Pottruck, “Spring into Fitness,” features new releases of the unnecessarily capitalized (but necessarily intensified) “BODYPUMP” and “BODYCOMBAT” workouts.
Gym rats, rejoice. If free BODYCOMBAT doesn’t get you going, we’re not sure what does. For the rest of us, the timing of this free workout session is prime–especially considering how many calories will likely be consumed today.
Not so much.
The melee of jungle juice and Ray Bans that was College Green this afternoon has officially been broken up by the Penn Police. “Party’s over,” the Leprechaun-hatin’ cops proclaimed, much to the dismay of everyone in denial that Spring Break was in fact, over.