It’s the best week of the year for former student council presidents and historians alike: UA election week! Whether the UA and/or Class Board actually accomplishes anything is suspect, but we at least know they and those vying for their spots are crafty with their scissors, glitter, and iMovies. We interrupt our normal programming for our semi-annual look at the best of the worst campaign efforts, with one glaring absence: Anthony Janocko, where you at??!
Your parents have been away from you for just over a month, and already they’re worried that something dire has happened: you’ve used up all six bottles of shampoo, the labels on your underwear came off in the wash, you haven’t found a nice Jewish boy yet…
So they’ve decided to come to campus this weekend, staying in the room at the Inn at Penn that they’ve had reserved since December 15th, to “see your life on campus” and “get to know your friends a little better.” [Subtitle: "We can't wait to meet Smoke! Ya know, that kid whose dorm you go to every Thursday and Saturday night?"]. Midterms or OCR can’t stop them now. They’re here for 3 days, and they want to see it all. Here’s your guide to skip-able events as well as those to not miss! Click here for a day-by-day guide…
Check out this cool time-lapse video of the freshmen making “2015″ on Franklin Field a few days ago. Then watch it backwards!
All right Huntsman, we’re a little annoyed because you’ve kind of stolen our whole “releasing slightly odd multimedia leading up to the announcement” idea. Seriously, we talked about your kids just two days ago. It was adorable. Is it a coincidence you’re now talking about them too? And what about your motorcross shots? We broke those practically last millennium. All we’re saying is, give credit where credit is due.
Because we all know this person. Because it’s you.
More exam-themed procrastination after the jump.
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Alpha Phi, first place War of the Roses winners
In case you didn’t schelp out to the TLA this Wednesday, we’ve got all the videos from War of the Roses here. Please excuse the varying quality: we’re just grateful to Sarah Schlein for sending us the videos at all! If you have better versions, feel free to send them our way.
Turns out that NBC is finally validating our impression that Penn kids are the coolest. Yesterday’s programming featured Rachel Cohen (CAS ’12) and her organization Hand2Paw, linking homeless teenagers with shelter animals. Above is her interview video, complete with adoptable furry friends. Time to feel bad about ourselves for not being full time students and founders/directors of a successful organization, again.
As if local news wasn’t enough, she was also interviewed by a Spanish-speaking puppet on a Venezuelan Children’s program; if that’s not making it big, we don’t know what is! Footage hasn’t been released yet, or obviously we’d be all over that. Props to this and all the other over-achievers (looking at you, Mental Wellness Week and Relay For Life).
Missed the mad rush for floor passes to the Fling concert this morning? Never fear! We’ve got your back. Yep, we’ve got two of these golden tickets and we’re giving them away! Now, this is not just any old raffle. It is a serious contest based on talent and awesomeness. Check out instructions for how to enter after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Sure, the Oscars last night were a showcase of talent, creativity, and the top artistic genius across the film industry. But all of that pales in comparison to the main event of award season: our Penn edition. Join us as we highlight the films around campus we’ve had to suffer through all year. They made us laugh. They made us cry. They made us question reality. Without further ado, we present the winners in the following categories:
Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music Video, Worst Video, Oldie But A Goodie and Best Overall Video.
To the results!
It’s no secret the internet loves to jump on a good “rich kids make asses of themselves” story. And, as an Ivy League institution, we often find ourselves the brunt of judgements on wealth, status, or our attitudes about both. We might be able to sympathize with the Harvard kids who put out “Pussy Breath,” because, when it comes down to it, aren’t we all just privileged kids looking for an outlet to vent our creativity?
This ode to cunnilingus features, according to Daily Intel, “Dan Aykroyd’s daughter Danielle (Harvard, ’12), World Trade Center architect Daniel Libeskind’s daughter Rachel (Harvard, ’11), and Ellen Barkin’s niece Lana (Bard)” (fun fact: that last one is an editor’s cousin, who has clearly changed since we last saw her at her bat mitzvah).
Would this be funny if it wasn’t rich kids? Would we care if it wasn’t snooty Ivy Leaguers locked up in their ivory towers, making fun of the poor folks making an honest living rapping? Would this just be a nasty-ass (terrifyingly kind of catchy) rap about eating girls out? We don’t know.
Update: Apparently some Penn students were involved in the production of the video! We made it to the cool kids club, guys!