It started with a WSJ article, and then their director of MBA admissions said “see yah never.” We can all admit that Wharton has had a tough week. And sadly, it isn’t stopping there. The Onion recently posted this article poking more fun at our dear old Wharton–or, more specifically, that one fictional guy.
So instead of pointing and laughing, which we admit we did quite a lot of earlier this week, it’s time to take a stand. Enough is enough. We lylas Wharton, and if you’re in need of a shoulder to cry on, or just a friend to drink some overpriced scotch with, we’re here.
And it’s not just for frat parties! Whether it’s an a capella show, dance performance, lecture, party or workshop, the site will show you a full dossier of the day’s offerings and let you plan your free time accordingly. But to work correctly, the portal requires your input: if you’re promoting an event, this website should be your first thought. It remains to be seen if Events@Penn will turn Locust Walk from a mad flyering highway into the silent, Zen ghost town you’ve always dreamed of. The internet is the future, so it’s anyone’s guess.
Also check out EasySocial, yet another just-released app aggregating happenings on campus.
Did you hear about that woman who spent an absurdly long time on campus to write an absurdly long New York Times article that was absurdly non-groundbreaking? Yeah, you did, and your great-aunt called to discuss how “sad” and “empty” your existence must be.
Regardless, the Times is surely sittin’ peachy this week as Kate Taylor’s trend piece is the paper’s most emailed and is getting tons of buzz nationwide. Of course, commentary about the article has dominated Quakers’ news feeds and Twitters, criticizing everything from the article’s limited pool of profiled subjects to its casual insertion of a sexual assault.
The DP talked to students, administrators and experts. Now, check out an incomprehensive collection of Penn’s angry, sassy social media rants – and feel free to add your two cents in the comments. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
It’s that time of year again, the DP’s Bracket Challenge is back. If you submit your bracket by this Thursday at noon, you could win prizes to Copa ($100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, and $30 for 3rd).
Also, be sure to bring in a printed copy of the bracket from the DP into Copa for $5 nachos. Even if you’re not a huge fan of NCAAB, you’ve got nothing to lose, and even if you don’t win, you’ll definitely be happier than this guy.
We want spring and we want it now. Penn’s Facebook page offered a mysterious sneak peek yesterday into Van Peezy’s new rooftop lounge located on the sixth floor. The DP reports that the lounge will have a grand opening April 18, with a select few being allowed entrance as early as March 4. We have high expectations for this new space: a place to absorb both some vitamin D and all of the reading material we know we will forget to do over spring break. Plus, we’re hoping that third VP elevator will finally shed its fear-inducing construction look and resume normal elevator appearance.
If you haven’t heard already, 1979 Penn alum Matthew White was tragically stabbed to death by his wife on Monday. The 6’11” White played on the Quakers’ Final Four men’s basketball team, because that was a thing that occurred.
Our friends at the DP have reported new details on the shocking act of violence, including that White was asleep when he was fatally stabbed in the neck by Maria Rey Garcia-Pellon, and that the homicide was not quick and painless. The horrific story has already been picked up by outlets like The Daily Mail and The Huffington Post.
The kicker: his murderous spouse’s explanation is that White was looking at child pornography (unverified) and claimed she “had to do it” because she loves kids. We don’t think that one’s going to hold up in court.
In other news, one of the featured obituaries in this past Sunday’s New York Times was that of Penn alum James DePriest, a legendary orchestral conductor. DePriest, who died on Friday at 76 (of natural causes) Read the rest of this entry »