Ah, 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
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 »
Six Instragram users had their work published in print in Thursday’s DP, and now the next tier of snow day pic visionaries are getting cyber-famous. The runners-up used the hashtag #UTBSnowDay and were selected for truly capturing the beauty of campus (and beyond) during the 1.5 snow days this week. Now that our streets are slushy and GBMs/OCR/rush are back, we thank these photographers for snapping the fleeting wintry serenity that enveloped Penn during this semi-commitment-free blizzard. Mazel tov to the Instageniuses, now forever immortalized on the interwebs.
@siricookie might not be a fan of “Her,” but her Quad insta does everything right:
@dani_castillo also had a gorgeous model in FFA, but her shot is particularly stunning:
Now that you have a day to frolic in the winter wonderland enveloping campus, there’s only one thing on your mind: what filter to use on your impending Instagram of inaugural blizzard 2K14, a.k.a your latest social media triumph. No class means no internship applications or lingering work, too, right?
So whether or not your hot drink is spiked right now, your photo skillz can have a double use. Tag @dailypenn or #UTBSnowDay on Insta to submit to the DP’s snow day picture contest. Your artwork has the chance to be “liked” beyond the heart button, and may be published in tomorrow’s paper! Runners-up will be immortalized right here on UTB. Have at it, snow birds – the cold never bothered you anyway.
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 »