This past weekend saw the annual return of the highly anticipated Vagina Monologues shows in Irvine. The two performances on Friday and Saturday raised over $43,000 for the city’s only rape crisis center, Women Organized Against Rape. That’s pretty rad! So what’s the problem, you ask? College junior Simcha Katsnelson criticized the show for being occasionally counterproductive before centering on our society’s larger problem:
“I feel like people in our society have a really twisted conception of sex. Instead of talking about women being liberal with their bodies, we should have the opposite and talk about how sex is such a beautiful thing.”
Valid points, all.
“It’s not a commodity,” Katsnelson said. “It’s not something that you can just give to everyone like you give out a puss pop to everyone.”
Man Killed At 39th and Market Identified– In an update to yesterday's post about the man killed from bullet wounds Sunday afternoon, the DP reports that the 21-year-old has been identified as Frank Trower. At this time, it is unknown if Trower is identified with Penn in any way. Keep checking back for updates as they come in.
Man Killed At 39th And Market– Around 4 p.m. today, an unidentified man was found dead in his home at 39th and Market, as the DP reports. The 21-year-old suffered from two bullet wounds to the head. DPS has confirmed the incident and the Philadelphia Police Department will be leading an investigation on the matter.
Over 130 students recently participated in a video petition (in conjunction with an online petition) demanding the creation of an American Sign Language minor at Penn. The video has SAD and DRAMATIC music playing throughout but the people in it are smiling, so we’re not sure how to feel.
As the DP pressed in an editorial last Friday, the creation of the ASL minor would be crucial in opening up the deaf community to Penn students. Dean DeTurck notes a “lack of standing faculty,” which is a valid roadblock as any, but the proposed minor seems to be a step in the right direction and a practical option for those interested in learning a new language. Sign us up! </end ASL jokes>
The UA Has Been Found Guilty Of Last Semester's Charges– And now they're going to jail for forcing blindfolds and mimosas on freshmen. Just kidding– they have to go to alcohol and hazing educational sessions. Are they learning how to properly haze people or that hazing is Bad with a capital B? Take it away, DP!
New DP columnists Hayley Brooks and Ali Kokot penned a reaction to the presence of grinding on campus this afternoon, and while nothing seemed out of the ordinary at first, our jaws dropped when we arrived at the halfway point of the article:
With grinding, any body standing on the dance floor is fair game.
College sophomore Naomi Shavin quipped, “I don’t think that we should live in a society where somebody can rub their boner on your tushy without asking your permission.” Amen.
Um, okay? Thank you for that nugget, Miss Shavin.
You Can Puck Frinceton For Just $10– Yeah, who do they think they are, rejecting us from their ivory towers? Show your outrage by donning a "Puck Frinceton" shirt to the Penn-Princeton game next week. You know, that game with the ball and the players who pass the ball and stuff? And there are goals or hoops probably? Maybe.
Heads up, DP recruitment is almost here– Don't wanna be a columnist or artist for the Daily Pennsylvanian but still want to be involved with the paper? You're in luck! Stop by recruitment sessions on Monday and Tuesday for details. You could be a star!
Are you literate? Can you write? Do you have a lot of things to say that you think other people on campus should hear? Yes? No? Well, can you draw? Do you want to draw witty doodles of relevant campus issues (like the one above) that tens of thousands of people will read every day? No? Okay. Sorry. But if you are interested, fill out a Daily Pennsylvanian columnist or artist application for the upcoming semester by January 5 at noon. If you have any questions, contact The DP‘s opinion editor. GOFERIT.