Two a.m. and she calls me ’cause I’m still awake… Preach, Anna Nalick, because it’s Twitter-official: VP’s main building is open until 2 a.m. all the way through finals, effective immediately. As happy as we are that the exodus to Rosenparty is no longer at the absurdly early hour of midnight, the fact that @upennlib had to tweet something with the words “today” and “finals” is disconcerting.
Where did the time go?! Oh yes, last day of classes in about two weeks, so buckling down to start those final research papers now is not unwise. Who are we kidding? Do your mental health a favor and don’t take advantage of these extended hours until after this weekend. And if we see you in there during Fling, you’re getting MERTed.
Ahem, The Oscars are on tonight --
so don't be the grouch that preps for midterms all evening long. See what's going on in your neck of the woods
and join us for our live tweet coverage
beginning at 8:30!
Tired of the DP not covering the news you want to read about? Unhappy with 34th Street gossip or UTB tips? If so, look no further than The Dirty Pennsylvanian, an independent student news organization founded roughly 12 hours ago by a group of students with too much time on their hands. With a whopping total of 24 followers (!!!), the new DP is here to answer your burning questions about student life and events on campus. Here a few examples:
Wharton Students Hold For-Profit Thanksgiving Soup Kitchen
Student That Eats Chipotle Every Day Confused by Weight Gain
Amy Guttman Sex Tape Leaked. “Yeah, I Seen it.” Reports Bro.
So if you’d rather have your news in 140 characters or less, go ahead and become the new DP’s 25th follower! We here at the real DP won’t be mad. Honest! It’s not personal. Seriously, it’s totally fine. Just, hold on, we’ll be right back…we…MOMMYYYY!
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When they’re not debating the merits of Twitter, some professors are actually, well, using the site. On Wednesday, Penn professor of Religious Studies, Anthea Butler, tweeted her response to the controversial independent film, Innocence of Muslims (yes, we just linked to Wikipedia—get over it). Butler’s tweets suggest a link between the film and the recent attacks on US embassies as well as asserts that filmmaker “Sam Bacile” should be jailed:
Good Morning. How soon is Sam Bacile going to be in jail folks? I need him to go now.When Americans die because you are stupid… And people do to jail for speech. First Amendment doesn’t cover EVERYTHING a PERSON says.
Butler’s tweets received an onslaught of negative attention in the media over the past few days, prompting Butler herself to publish a defense yesterday in USA Today. Still, her interpretation of the First Amendment remains highly contested.
So! The Olympics start this evening across the pond in London, and who woulda thunk that two Penn alumni
would be representing their countries this year? Yup, Koko Archibong (basketball, Nigeria) and Susan Francia (rowing, USA), both of the Class of 2003, will be doing their thing over the next few weeks. Let's cheer them on and hope for the best
A man on Locust Walk handed a tipster this flyer yesterday at around 5 p.m. While this isn’t the type of missing poster we’re used to seeing, it has been rather steamy in Philly recently, and perhaps some clouds could do us good. If you happen to tweet at the oddball specified on the paper, you’ll find a “Philadelphia Doom Fortress”-based “raconteur and thought criminal.” Cute!
If you’re a self-important freshman who’s been done with finals since Wednesday, and won’t shut up about it, this feature is back just for you. On that note, we also feel it’s important to mention that being done with finals doesn’t magically transform you into a sophomore any more than eating a Gusher actually transforms your head into a watermelon. You’re a sophomore when you come back in September, so cool it with the unsolicited nostalgia.
Anyway. Here are a bunch of cherry-picked celeb stories to make you feel relevant.
They get rejection letters: Between school applications and job interviews, we’ve gotten our fair share of rejection letters (well, maybe not all of us), but perhaps never one like this. After he once joked that he’d love to co-star with Hillary Clinton, Jason Segel got this hilarious message from the Secretary of State this week, declining his offer, because she is ”a little occupied at the moment.” Read the rest of this entry »
Just a friendly reminder that PiKapp’s War of the Roses is goin’ down tonight at 10PM at the Roxxy. Hopefully, you’ll show up to
catch all the nip-slips support the Push America philanthropy, but if tonight’s festivities don’t exactly jibe with your 9am recitation tomorrow, we’ll be live-tweeting the whole shenanigan so you don’t miss out.
Also, be sure to check out last year’s performances here.
Lest we forget that celebrities are people too, Alan Cumming, Tony recipient and voice of Rumpledkiltskin, was spotted co-mingling with students after speaking in Meyerson this past Saturday. Cumming tweeted about it later that evening, further cementing the evidence. (Social media, you dirty minx!) The Internet may be forever, but stories don’t age so gracefully, so to all you kids lucky enough to be a part of this photographically felicitous testimony, our suggestion: milk it while you still can.