This week, we are proud to present this year’s Best of Penn, from the best wax (useful) to the best place to get down, the best use for bursar (it may surprise you) and many more. Share the best part of your day with us on instagram using #bestofpenn and help us make the last few weeks the best they can be.
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Duh, you’re the best of the best. Food and Drink has the best things to eat in Philadelphia, Arts has the best artsy dates for you and your boo. Backpage has alumni superlatives. Film has the best Penn shoutouts from the small screen. As you craft your finals playlist, check out best and worst lyrics. Ego has an Ego with a lot to say. You’ll want to read this. They also have the worst of Penn, because it’s not all roses. Find your new favorite holiday as Lowbrow combines Passover, Easter and 4/20. The best Round Up always comes after fling.
Come to our final writer’s meeting of the year. It may be the best yet. 6:30 pm @ 4015 Walnut.
This week we’re all about fling, from gossip and logos of fling’s past to some serious thoughts on its present. Of course, we wanted to get your thoughts and have them all in our survey feature. You guys do some crazy shit and we absolutely love it. Thank you for the haikus.
Are you disappointed about Guetta? Lowbrow has some other ideas. Are you freaking out about your high school friend visiting and how you’re going to party for three days straight? Enter Ego, with friendly reminders to eat and stay hydrated. There are drunchies to be had and cocktails to mix. Come Sunday, you’ll find us curled up in the fetal position watching tv. We have options.
Have an amazing fling and get it started at 6:30 p.m. Our writers meeting is at 4015 Walnut and we’re pumped as ever, LCE be damned.
We’re back with the winners of our fiction contest. Read about an unconventional couple’s journey around Ikea and show some love to our poetry winner and a runner up. We even have an online exclusive: our most experimental submission.
Get ready for the final months of the semester with some perspective on your freshmen hall. Get your weekly dose of judgement as Highbrow raises a brow. Get off campus with yoga at the PMA (we bet Rocky can’t downward dog). Catch a concert at one of Philly’s coolest venues.
We know How I Met Your Mother’s ending is an emotional time for everyone, so seek solace in new foods. Durian’s a challenge for the tastebuds, but you may love it. If laughter is the best medicine, you’ll be chuckling at Lowbrow’s AMA with Dean Furda. He’s really excited about the class of 2018.
Weigh in on the Best of Penn in our annual survey. Opinions encouraged.
As always, we’ll be looking for writers, friends and photographers tonight at our writers’ meeting. Join the party 6:30 p.m at 4015 Walnut.
This week, we met some of the brave members of Penn’s trans community. Ego got an spoken word performance from Ego of the Week Seth Simons and Arts has an exclusive with the anonymous creator of Humans of UPenn.
Now that we’re back from Spring Break, it’s time for some gossip. We cannot believe what you were all up to (and we read your text messages). Clean up your acts with a post vacation detox and hear all about your favorite person’s Eurotrip (ugh). Upgrade your playlist with some seriously underhyped songs and take advantage of throwback thursday to remember the Oscars. Finally, we know what’s at stake here: there are 55 days left in the semester. We’ll get you through it.
Celebrate the advent of spring and the chance to join Street at our writer’s meeting, tonight at 6:30 PM @ 4015 Walnut.
It’s mealtime in Philadelphia and Street is here with macarons and nachos and so much more. Our Spring Dining Guide has suggestions for incredible eats near and far. Try hot fried chicken at a restaurant with a porcine name (and read our interview with owner and Top Chef Kevin Sbraga) and see what Drexel has to offer you in the realm of mac n cheese and quesadillas. Our own campus now boasts excellent pizza, and on certain weekend days, bagels. Explore South Philly for a high quality Italian byo and a creative vegan one. Walk around Rittenhouse, croissant in hand or grab an elegant picnic in Washington Square or a pickle and a drink at Gaslight. Northern Liberties is changing the Tater tots game and Jose Garces gave Philly a Cuban Diner. For fine dining, consider Avance and read our exclusive interview with Chef Justin Bogle. Or try High Street on Market, a more casual restaurant from the Chef of Fork. Any way you slice it, Spring 2014 is a wonderful time to dive into Philadelphia’s thriving food scene. Where are you going to start?
It’s above 40 degrees and Street is back, finally wearing only one layer.
Read our feature about professors and their biases, and while you’re at it, play College Hall Tinder. Lowbrow took on Arts this week and Music took on the Top 40, as usual. Make a playlist and take a walk west to explore some new grocery stores or just binge watch the Real Housewives.
Back on campus, we know everyone is talking about our legendary commencement speaker, but how does he stack up against VPs and FLOTUSes past? Meet your Senior Class President before you head off to FebClub. Lastly, read this week’s Word on the Street about a very important experience someone had at Penn.
If you’ve already broken your resolution to go to the gym, Highbrow has some much better ideas, submitted by YOU. We can’t reschedule bid day but Ego can give you retrospectives on rush. And we’d never let you watch the Grammys without a drinking game. Film has a sick chart to tell you what you missed when you fell asleep during American Hustle (no shame).
Finally, we have some real alternatives to Greek life and Greek Lady: crazy good Greek food from Kanella. We got some secrets from the Chef. If you never want to wear your open house rush shirt again, give it new life with a DIY that would make Martha Stewart kvell.
You’ve read our words, but now it’s time to write your own. Come be a part of 34th Street at our first writers’ meeting of the semester. We extend a special invite to our Class of 2014 Freshmen Superlatives. Tonight, 6:30 PM 4015 Walnut. We love you like XO.
For Street’s last issue of the semester, we were all like, joke’s on you! It’s all about the 40th and Walnut McDonald’s! Mickey D’s! The Golden Arches! America’s Meatheart! Old McDonald had a farm, but that’s not where the Big Mac comes from… PINK SLIME TIME! (Nickelodeon, take note).
This week, we did it all before finals or calories could catch up with us. A courageous reporter even attempted the 50 nuggets in 30 minutes challenge. What’s the over-under on how many he ate before vomming? Find out here. And sadly, some poor soul had to clean up that puke. Ego talked to McDonald’s very own manager for the exclusive inside scoop, er, soft-serve swirl?
And forget Burger King or Wendy’s. Taco Bell is the true rival of McDonald’s, and we analyzed the existential differences between the entertainment playing while you devour those Doritos Locos Tacos versus while you chomp on that McRib. But don’t for a hot (or lukewarm) second think that McDonald’s is the easiest of fast food. We hear that McDonald’s has admission rates lower than dear old Pennsylvania herself. You’d think they could at the very least offer a soda fountain with free refills to offset the outrageous cost of tuition.
If you ever find yourself wishing you were just a fly on the art on the wall of McDonald’s, look no further than this week’s Contrapposto. Or maybe that’s not sceney enough for you? Well, while you were busy posting Kelvin-filtered art$y pics of your last meal at Vetri, our photog compiled an insta essay like no other.
P.S. Be my date to formal? I really really don’t want to get set up with the Hamburglar.
P.P.S. No matter what, we’re loving it. It was nice posting for you all. We’ll miss it greatly. <3z forever (::::
Gossip Squirrel here. Your one and only source into the lives of Penn’s scandalous elite. Except not cultural elite—it’s only senior superlatives. Spotted: some thankful Penn students SABSing on the Van Pelt couches just longing for Thanksgiving break. Although the winter blues might be causing a serious lack of drama, I can tell you who’s going down next: Daughtry.
And here’s a scandal for you: my sources tell me that two Penn frosh went on a blind date with some mood lighting. Dating? “Dinner and a movie?” So passé. Unless it’s Pod or White Dog, you’re not good enough for Gossip Squirrel.
And who am I? That’s one secret I’ll never tell. You know you love me.
XOXO, Gossip Squirrel