Penn students are notoriously uncompetitive, so we were surprised to hear about the interesting tactic one contestant in AXO’s Big Man On Campus has taken to get a literal leg up on the competition. Senior Andrew Musser’s BMOC coaches have sent in a calendar of him posing around campus in his undiez. We’re not kidding. We’re also not complaining.
We haven’t liked betting since that time in Vegas that coincidentally occurred right before the SAC Moratorium, but we have to put our money on this kid. Check out why after the jump. DISCLAIMER: not safe for class (NSFC… is that a thing yet?). Read the rest of this entry »
Penn has released its Fall 2013 “Day in the Life of Penn,” a collection of 108 photos meant to capture “all aspects of campus life from sunrise to well after sunset on one bright fall day.” Aw.
While we credit the creators for documenting totally everyday things like model shots of Dean Furda, horses and cows at the Vet school, and a really cool foam pit at the gymnastics center, we noticed that they left out a few of the raw details of what it means to be a Penn student. Catch a list of the top 10 nitty gritty omissions after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Good morning—just in time for Homecoming, Kelly Writers House is making its programming stronger and more amazing by hosting an event dedicated to everyone’s favorite college dropout (See what we did there? We’ll stop now.).
In a shocking turn of events, the notoriously intimidating Kelly Writers House will be hosting KANYE WEST FEST, an exploration of all things Yeezus-related, next Wednesday at 6:00 pm in the KWH Arts Cafe. Speakers include hip-hop artist Ivy Sole, Noisey.com Assistant Editor Drew Millard, and (obviously) the University Chaplain. Sounds kinda’ tight, doe—we’re going.
The most annoying part about the 40th and Walnut CVS is no longer the half bald dude who always asks if you have your Extra Care Card. As of yesterday, everyone’s favorite money sucker is staying open while their floor is commando and rul’ sticky. Unless you’re trying to role play Indiana Jones caught in quicksand, we recommend schlepping to the 34th and Walnut or 43rd and Locust locations until CVS’s facelift is complete.
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Everyone needs a little pick-me-up to take the edge off of finals week. We encourage it! Late night insomnia delivery, venti NON-skinny latte, go crazy. Looks like someone took it a little too far today in a Van Pelt bathroom and got down in between review sessions, leaving their (large) container of lube behind. At least they had the courtesy not to relieve their stress in the stacks? Just know that this is NOT what we meant when we said Rosenparty. And if you’re into that, some suggested material…
Ever heard of Nara Japanese Restaurant? Nah, we haven’t either. A Penn grad was recently unlucky enough to drop into that creepy, semi-hidden staircase tucked by the arcade on Spruce and found this squirmy gem on her white fish. Apparently, the server claimed it was just a normal product of the fish being “fresh.” Really? What a relief. We can only hope our slightly suspicious Rainbow Rolls from Houston are that fresh.
Allegro has been defiled beyond recognition. Either that or their sign was just taken down for some regular maintenance. Luckily, the guy who answered the phone confirmed it’s the latter. We’re just glad it’s back. That sign is a neon beacon of hope and cheesy goodness for hundreds of stumbling, partied out Quakers every weekend. Irreplaceable.
Last night, a dear tipster was a victim of a Bloody Sunday of sorts, but no Czar was overthrown. No, instead Penn was faced with chicken from repeat offender 1920 Nommons that was another sort of tragic. Was it the work of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett? Or is the worst meat in Philly merely raw? Sound off below. Bon appétit!
With Penn all up on its urban gentrification thang, you’ve only got a few more weeks (or months, depending on who you ask) to enjoy views of the beautiful 40th Street M.E. Church, like this one from 1962 courtesy of the Digital Archives. From fire and brimstone to cream and sugar, from priest-a to barista (shut up), this entire situation seems a little ridiculous. We’re no Bible-thumpers, but there are already plenty of places to get froyo and coffee on campus. Can we get an amen?
[Ed. note: SO! This church on 40th and Chestnut is not a picture of the church in question. Looks like a fine place for more gentrification though, wouldn't you agree?]
Look who showed up for class today! Always the punctual green clay humanoid, Gumby showed up at Professor Jamie-Lee Josselyn’s creative writing course a few minz early to chat about Pokey’s girl drama (fictional horses can be SO clingy) and his uneventful hurricane vacay. Have fun, you two!