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OP-ED: Twin-XL Beds Perpetuate Unhealthy Barbie-Like Beauty Standards

(09/13/22 4:18pm)

On the surface, Penn seems like a beacon of body positivity. The admissions committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, nationality, creed, religion, or BMI. In fact, they are proud to accept fat people! Sorority bids are entirely based on controllable traits, such as wealth, clothes, and acne. They are so egalitarian that sorority parties and rush events are all conducted blind folded and clothes-pin-nosed. No Dior perfume can sway the trustees of on-campus or off-campus sororities.

I Fucking Hate This School! News of Distrito Closing Sophomore Girl’s Last Straw

(09/13/22 4:16pm)

Many students have been mourning the news of popular on campus Mexican restaurant, Distrito, abruptly closing down over the summer with little warning. “No, like you literally don’t understand, this is the fucking end of me. This school hates me.  Everybody hates me. It’s just so incredibly, unarguably unfair. It was my spot. No one has it worse than me right now,” says Olivia Farrington, C’ 24. 

UTB Investigates: How Does Dry Cleaning Work?

(09/26/22 12:53pm)

As I walked past Saia’s Dry Cleaners on my daily morning excursion to the Copabanana (if you have the means, I highly recommend), a horrible thought entered my feeble girl mind, how do dry cleaners clean clothes sans water?????????? I know I’m terribly naive, but doesn’t cleaning need water? What exactly goes on behind those paper thin walls?

OP-ED: Why Don’t We Throw Parties During the Day? Dayparty? Drarty?

(09/09/22 3:26pm)

My perfectly regulated sleep cycle makes one thing hard: staying up late. I usually get sleepy around 9 each night and tuck myself in at 9:30, before watching tasteful ASMR videos until I fall asleep at 10 PM SHARP every night. Lately, though, I've been getting invited to a lot of parties - some of you may be familiar with this, but others may not, so I will explain. Usually, a text gets sent out or I receive a Facebook invite saying something like "BACKLOT 11PM BE THERE!" or "ROLL ZBT LATE NIGHT."

I'm Healing My Inner Child by Posting on Sidechat

(09/05/22 3:28pm)

Some nights, before going to bed, a strange figure appears to me in the mirror of the Harnwell College House high-rise dorm I brush my teeth in front of. He’s like me, only shorter (in height and hair length). His face is round, the kind of round that your aunt’s ballet friends would probably comment on in a fatphobic way in the summer of 2012. It’s me, my inner child!

Penn SHS Recommends Receiving 100 Backshots Before Bed to Avoid Freshman Flu

(09/04/22 2:41am)

Look over at your roommate right now. Are they sleeping? Do they look magically beautiful, like a freshly picked carnation? Maybe they are doing a dance next to you. I love to dance, personally. I could be a dancer if I wanted to, or maybe a life coach. I could also be a model. Truthfully, I could do every job in the world perfectly, except being a spy. My beautiful ass would not be able to go anywhere unnoticed!

President Magill Pledges To Host Second Ice Cream Social in Response to Townhome Protest

(09/09/22 3:35pm)

On Monday night, freshman convocation for the class of 2026 came to an abrupt end when protestors arrived on College Green demanding that the administration take action to save the University City Townhomes. The UC Townhomes are some of the last affordable housing in University City, but with their recent sale by the owner, residents are scheduled to be forcibly evicted. Frustrated after years of being ignored by Penn administrators, protestors felt as though disrupting the event was their only chance to be heard as the eviction date rapidly approaches.

Seven Noise-Canceling Headphones To Wear Around Your Friend Who Just Returned From Abroad

(06/14/22 6:04pm)

“I’m baaaaaaack!” says your friend who just returned from Europe after a semester of doing the bare minimum and exceeding all expectations for the amount one person can post on Instagram. If you happen to find yourself trapped in a room with your friend and they look like they’re about to show you every photo from their camera roll since the moment they stepped off the plane in January, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a list of noise-canceling headphones to help you get through the 17-hour conversation that’s to come.