NewsFebruary 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

Gurllll You Want Fries With That (Harlem) Shake?

As if your flooded Facebook news feeds weren’t enough indication, the Harlem Shake has been sweeping Penn’s campus. So who threw down the best awkward props and slow-mo gyrations? The guys at Penn Dental (above) can really work a white white coat…Klassy Kappa Sig tried topping Penn Dental…and “Unknown” pledges shook those tail feathers (so appropriate) in Houston yesteday.

We’re all just happy the days of “heyyy, sexy ladayyy” are over.

NewsJanuary 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Save Penn’s Yelling Puppies



Watch out, Van-Peltians.  These girls are over by our button again, yelling at you to save Philadelphia’s puppies. Tabard’s 2013 pledge class, everyone. Do they want us to save the puppies, or do they want us to save them? Our guess? Neither.

What's HapPENNingOctober 29, 2012 at 9:03 am


 Have you guys heard about Sandy? It’s, like, this hurricane? You know? The one that’s going to kill us all? Anyway. So there are things happening this week in Philly that DON’T have to do with Sandy. Here are a few of them:

Shake Shack Gets Spooky
Who: Shake Shack
When and where: Through Wednesday; Shake Shack (20th and Sansom)
Why: Why? WHY!? Because you can get autumnal Halloweenies (with pumpkin mustard and seasonal spices) a Shake O’Lantern (pumpkin spice milkshake) for cheap!

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NewsOctober 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Who Wore It Best: Sukkah Edition

The majority of Penn students who spend 7 days eating, studying, (and sometimes sleeping) outside don’t live in canvas-walled, bamboo-roofed huts–they’re forced to brave the weather without the help of God.

In our latest edition of “Who Wore It Best,” we present you with pictures of those funny-looking wooden structures (as 2/3 of you refer to them) that resemble a public art project turned construction site. Sukkathon 2012, a Sukkah-building competition in honor of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, has managed to get some publicity thanks to its omnipresence on campus, and you can vote for your favorite Exodus-chic design below! Text in the # of your favorite Sukkah to (415)-5-SUKKAH, too! So 2000 years ago.
Click here to see pictures of all the Sukkahs!

FeaturesFebruary 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Some Important Talking Points For The University Council

Tomorrow afternoon is the second monthly University Council meeting of the semester, a forum for discussion and recommendations of issues and policies for the university. If you wanted a chance to speak, submission for questions or proposals were due last last week (womp). Nonetheless, below are some issues we hope attendees have planned to address (or begin maniacally ranting about as they charge the stage, only to be dragged out of the room by the bodyguards we like to pretend Madame President has).

Lower Houston Market prices. Students are actually starting to feel bad about stealing such expensive food, so a reduction to last year’s (only mildly overinflated) prices will put students’ consciences at ease when they shoplift sushi. Read the rest of this entry »

ShutterButtonFebruary 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm

ShutterButton: You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Sings To You

If neither your fling, big sister, true luv, TA, nor Mom was thoughtful enough to send a singing valentine to one of your lectures today, you can head to the ever-popular button and enjoy the serenade you truly deserve.  The Tabard pledges are singing hourly and we hear hope they’re taking requests.

FeaturesSeptember 28, 2011 at 10:00 am

People Who Went To Penn: Vikram Chatwal

Vikram Chatwal was born in Ethiopia to Indian Sikh parents who moved to Montreal and then finally settled in New York. In other words, during his stint at Wharton, Chatwal was just one operation short of a Tabard bid.

The hotelier, most known these days for making headlines with alleged girlfriend Lindsay Lohan, has been formerly linked to models Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen, and has been known to hang around P. Diddy Combs Puff, Naomi Campbell and President Bill Clinton. No big.

In a recent New York Times feature, Chatwal maintains that his partying days are over, but unless he’s dating Lohan’s British-accented identical twin, we’re not buying it. Aside from his line of hotels, Chatwal’s notable achievements have included being the first Sikh model to grace the cover of Vogue, a minor role in Zoolander, a 10-day, 3-city wedding to now-separated wife Priya Sachdev, and two trips to rehab.

CampusJuly 31, 2009 at 2:07 am

The Rivers Family Flaunts Its Legacy Status

Via the Inquirer, we hear that Joan Rivers is already lobbying to get her tween grandson into Penn.

“Melissa went to Penn, you know.”

We know, Joan. We know how proud you are. You tell us every time we meet. “Melissa works hard for Penn. She’s a big member of the Penn family, planning meetings, raising money. Make sure you put that in. We’ve got to get Cooper into Penn, and we’ve only got 10 years. . . . If my grandson doesn’t get in, I’m coming after you.”

Not only did Melissa go to Penn, but she famously founded The Tabard Society.  So her son will obviously join the one of the secret society’s manly counterparts, such as Oz, when he (inevitably) gets here.  We sure hope he’s smart!  If not, we’re looking at a serendipitously-timed Rivers family addition to the gym.  If he’s a dunce though, we could use a new yoga studio…

UncategorizedMay 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm

ShutterButton: Amish Or Tabard?

Green is the new black. An Amish couple and their son examine the Ben Franklin statue outside College Hall yesterday in color-coordinated outfits. Class of 2013, anyone?