After voting for Penn Madness and the Penn madness of voting have got you all riled up, we have a new fantastic opportunity for you voice your extremely strong opinions about the things you really care about: food, alcohol, outlets and waxing.
Working together to bring you the lists to beat all lists, the DP and 34th Street have compiled your favorite things about Penn’s campus. Almost more fun than picking your favorites might be picking who is going to publish what. (Can the DP write about masturbation?) These polls are not your typical SurveyMonkey marketing listerserv spam, and we guarantee the competition will be almost as fierce, and perhaps slightly more realistic, than Frat Privacy Settings vs Abnormal School Closures. Voting is open hereuntil April 6th and be sure to check out UTB for some flash polls to spice up you day.
“DON’T VOTE. It only encourages the bastards!” they say. Either this person really doesn’t like Obomney, or they’re clearly misinformed about the legitimacy of both of their respective children. Either way, the new (same) president has been elected. Check out The DPfor election results!
BREAKING: Any Issues Voting Today?– Both the DP and Penn Democrats have reported that "students are showing up to the polls with their voter registration card, not showing up on the voter rolls, and being turned away." Sources say that voters in Houston and Vance Halls seem to be experiencing the worst of it. Penn Dems recommends staying in line to vote (even if past 8) and filling out the provisional ballot if necessary. Call the voter hotline at (855) 834-VOTE for more information.
If you're still in line, at 6:00 PM free pizza will be on-site at the Houston Hall and 3609 Chestnut polling locations for those waiting -- and there will be DJs there to boot.
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You might spot a few familiar faces contending for the title of Philly Mag’s Best of Philly 2012. You might not, though, which is why we’re gonna go ahead and point ‘em out for you.
First, we’ve got our very own (we use this phrase loosely as only about 5% of Penn students have ever been there, and only about 2% on purpose) Rotunda in the running to be named Philadelphia’s best Indie Music Venue this year.
Second, the Morris Arboretum’s “Out on a Limb” exhibit is up for the most Fun Place to Take the Kids. But you’ll be the judge of that, won’t you?
Cast your votes for these and/or other Philly hotspots right here. And then wait 24 hours to do it again!
In Other Voting News– The Race for the UA 2k12 is underway and student government elections have opened. (If you're into that) It's no Penn Madness, but democracy is pretty sexy no matter how you do it, no?
Okay PennDems, we see you. We’re trying to walk past your stupid— oh, hey, yeah, what’s up, do we like cookies or brownies? Do the brownies have pot in them? …Do the cookies have pot in them? No? Well okay, fine, we like brownies. But we’ll take cookies too. Just give us—what? No, we don’t have a Pennsylvania ID… or a passport, what, why do you want that? Hold up.
We can’t have the brownies unless we show you an ID or passport? This is the worst thing to ever happen to us!
Ohhh. This is a metaphor for what will happen under HB934 if it passes the Pennsylvania State Senate. Deep. Rock on with your politically-active bad selves. Now give us our brownies. Seriously. And you should throw in some cookies for the trauma you just put us through.
We have some weird feeling in the pit of our stomach that we just realized was civic pride, so we’re letting you know tomorrow is one of those annual “election days” where you vote for stuff. You know, like the primaries no one voted in back in May, except a bigger deal.
If you’re a Philly voter, you can choose whether or not to re-elect Penn alum Mayor Michael Nutter, as well as other municipal positions. There’s even voting booths on campus, located in Houston Hall, Harrison, Harnwell, DRL, Steiny-D and the Free Library; find yours here.
If you’re still registered elsewhere, hopefully you sent your absentee ballot in! If you didn’t, you can still remind your friends at home to do the right thing and hit up the polls. At the very least, voting now is great practice for next year.
The NEC released this video to scare everyone into remembering just how important it is to get out and vote this week. In case you were unaware, we dropped to number 5 and GoodCrush shut down. Both events have rocked the entire Penn community to its core. So vote! This banned-in-Germany video (sorry, Oktoberfest-ers) will be a total waste if you don’t.