Meet the 1934 Freshman class of Penn’s College of Liberal Arts. Founded in 1931, the school was the first at Penn to accept women for a four-year undergraduate degree. Only four years later, the School of Nursing opened as well. We’re pretty sure that Valentine’s Days at Penn in the 1930s were much steamier than in the previous centuries!
Tune to 4:06 to see the 1986 UPenn Band spell out “Carole, will you marry me?” at the halftime show of a Penn vs. Lafayette football game. We don’t know who won the game, but we do know she said yes! Ten points for creativity! Don’t you wish you had an actual Valentine today instead of being all by yourself?
Love is a lot of things. It’s fondness, it’s sadness, it’s mind blowing epiphanies and elation. This Valentine’s Day (or Single’s Awareness Day, whichever you prefer), Street would just like to tell you… we love you.
This week, Street presents to you, LOVE in all shapes and sizes. Highbrow brings bitterness and heartbreak, made up for by our lovely Ego, Isabel Friedman. Want to listen to some depressing tunes today? You can’t. Music has been so kind as to decode the cheesiest of lyrics for you, to make you both feel better and sick to your stomach with “awwww”dorability. Sick of that? Take a look at Film’s use of social psych (you know fear and love produce the same physiological response?) as they guide you through the top horror movies for V–Dizzle.
Still down? Check out F&D’s brand new blind date, it’s guaranteed to make your heart skip a beat in the right, sympathetic way. At least you can be happy for others, right? Taxidermy is also pretty… adorable? We think? Arts shows us its pretty side nonetheless. On the other hand, maybe you need some advice. A little somethin’ somethin’ to get that someone someone. Lowbrow’s got you there—check out this amazing guide to great chocolate creations you should definitely buy for your loved ones!
Finally, check out something you all made. Something that brought a whole chunk of Penn together, both in sickness and in health, in sadness and in hardship, till death do we part. It also brought a whole bunch of Street together to produce it, and we think we can definitely say…
Valentine’s is tomorrow, kids. You still dateless? All alone and not gettin’ the bone? (Sorry.) Fifty Shades of Grey just not doin’ it for ya? Well maybe this’ll cheer you up. Yesterday, the Penn Museum featured Fifty Shades of Pompeii (their title, not ours) and let’s just say Vesuvius wasn’t the only thing erupting in
69 79 C.E. Young Friends of the Penn Museum presented a collection of erotic artwork that was excavated from Pompeii’s ruins in the 1700s. Apparently Pompeiians were super into that stuff—Wiki says there was even phallic worship going on. Happy Valentine’s Day Eve!
Roses are red, violets are blue, confess undying feelings and get ‘em published, too! That’s right people, with Valentines Day right around the corner, the DP staff knows that love is in the air…and they’re willing to help you score. You can submit your love note fo’ free here until February 11th and have it magically appear in the print version of the DP on Valentine’s Day <3. Be sure to spread the love on Facebook and tell your friends, roommates, professors and mom about this awesome event. Remember, only Penn students and staff can actually submit the notes.
So, go forth! Tell that freshman in your writing seminar how they’re just write for you. Or just proclaim your slightly obsessive love for your MGMT 100 TA for all of us to see. Even if they turn you down, UTB will always love you.
Desperate to impress that special someone this V-Day? Girlfriend/boyfriend/hall-cest-mate disappointed with your lackluster performance in bed? Check out Moregasm, presented by SPEC, Wharton Alliance, PCUW and the Penn Women’s Center to benefit the Vagina Monologues, tonight at 7 p.m. in the Harrison Sky Lounge.
Professional Sexuality Educators Avital and Laura of NYC’s illustrious female-friendly sex toy shop, Babeland, are hosting a workshop on the anatomy of pleasure. All genders, sexual orientations, and slightly disturbing fetishes are welcome. Go. Take a friend. Have a good time.
Welcome to the Hot Button, our latest (uncomfortably-named) feature in which we break down the best of the past week’s news. Consider it a best-of compilation of the last seven days– a double shot of espresso instead of your regular cup of coffee. Ready to recap what’s going on at Penn? Check it out:
5. Greekdex Is The New CollegeACB
The social media void in your life that you didn’t know existed is now filled by Greekdex, which allows for school-wide discussion between Greek houses. It’s like the Greekier, tamer, less hateful CollegeACB, which was the new JuicyCampus, which was stupid and horrendously offensive.
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.
No matter the strength of your current relationship, Valentine’s Day is the ultimate laundry machine test for any couple. At the end of this delicate cycle, will you still be the inseparable pair of socks that you started as, or will you lose your love match and be doomed to spend eternity alone?
Now just take a moment to imagine the horror of being alone on Valentine’s Day! At this point, so what if Franco’s been sleeping around with his Econ TA? He’s just trying to get a good grade; it’s nothing personal. And who cares if Alice has one foot out of the closet? What did you honestly expect after taking her to see VagMons? Besides, isn’t like 80% of the female population bi-curious anyway? Yeah, that’s totally a thing… Right? Oh gosh. What if s/he dumps you?
To ensure that your relationship stays intact and that you don’t in fact die alone this Valentine’s, be sure follow these 10 easy steps.
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special guy or gal in your life than by bringing a little bit of the Penn community to your February 14th hookup? Depending on what you’re going for in the love department, we’re here to provide you with some of Penn’s top tracks so that you can get right down to business. Please, thank us later.
Fratastic Chill Beats, Cuz You Have a Chill Date: “Frat Life” by Jerome Vivinno. This track has seduction written all over it. Chill seduction, that is. The combo of slow tempo and Vivinno’s smooth-like-honey vocals is sure to set the mood early.
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