Right now, you’re probably picking green glitter out of your hair as you flip through a Facebook album filled with green v-necks, Shamrock Shakes and Natty lights. Seems like yesterday’s holiday turned out to be a mini-Fling thanks to the beautiful weather and easy-breezy party atmosphere, but mostly because of DJ Tega.
Penn Basketball Loses The Ivy Title– Yup, the bad news is true. After a streak of seven wins, Penn has lost the Ivy title to Harvard after Princeton's victory tonight, 62-52. Superstar senior Zack Rosen finished his career with a 19-point high, though!
Last semester, the University discussed the possibility of creating a Penn branch of the Confucius Institute– think of it as Epcot’s China Pavilion but in West Philadelphia– through its Center for East Asian Studies, having previously rejected the proposal back in 2009. The Confucius Institute has been growing in power and popularity for the cultural education and cold, hard CA$H it provides, with outposts at Stanford, Columbia, and the London School of Economics, as the Timesreports.
Penn, however, said no to the Confucius Institute. For the second time. As international relations professor Arthur Waldron points out, “Once you have a Confucius Institute on campus, you have a second source of opinions and authority that is ultimately answerable to the Chinese Communist Party and which is not subject to scholarly review.” Hear, hear! Sounds like as good reason as any for the CEAS’s unanimous opposition the Confucius Institute.
Penn’s Quadrotors are the darlings of the Small Flying Device world, and they’ve been clumsily swooping in and out of our hearts since last summer. Today, we’ve been swOoOoning over this robot octet (roboctet?) playing the theme from James Bond. It’s…pretty hot. Just look at that lil’ guy tearing apart that cymbal! Is it reasonable to demand a Quadrotor a cappella group? The Quadrotones? The Chordrotors? Please?
In any case, book the Quadrotors now for your next formal event! We hear they played a sick cover of Glee’s cover of ”Don’t Stop Believin’” at a bar mitzvah this past weekend.
Any of you ladies at Tuesday’s Rilke event at Kelly Writers House wanna rekindle that old flame that probably never existed? Check out your internet matchmaker over at Craigslist and let the sparks fly or whatever.
Remember when you got a personal video congratulating your likely candidacy to Penn and you started, like, crying and screaming and your mom, like, wondered if you were dying, and so she came in and she started crying and then your sister started, like, singing and cheering for you and then your dad was like, “WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS HOUSE?” Yeah, neither do we, but the gal at 2:55 in this likely admission video to Penn’s Class of 2016 does. Yep, the Class of 2016′s best and brightest have already been hand-selected and sent this über-dramatic vid, courtesy of Dean Furda– and it’s even better than last year’s! Class of 2016? We feel old.
Although Ambulimo could certainly pose as a day-after-Valentine’s-Day-singles-emergency-rescue vehicle, this truck, located outside of Commons for reasons unbeknownst to us, is in fact a one-of-a-kind “part ambulance, part limousine” service.
According to the website, Ambulimo offers a comfortable means by which non-emergency patients can travel to and from medical treatments in Philadelphia. Some perks: custom-built gel mattresses, soothing music and a flower are all part of the Ambulimo experience. Not sure how useful this will be for Penn students who typically live within walking distance of the city’s best hospitals, but hi we’re talking about a pink ambulance in case you forgot.