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To cap off Thursday’s lecture in HIST-145: European Fascism and WWII, Professor Rosenblum announced to the class that the first mid-term essay would officially be due at 9 pm on October 15, as if Sam Jafri (W ‘22) was taking the course for a letter grade.
After a disappointing spring term and a monotonous summer, Lily Garcia (C '23) was excited to get back to all of her classes this semester. The sophomore and PoliSci major was ready to get back onto her Zoom account that she first opened last March, and, through the platform, begin making direct and sustained eye contact with herself for 15-25 hours a week.
In an unprecedented first, leading scholars and personalities in every academic and professional field — political science, economics, fashion, public health, math, among others — have announced that Kelsey Costello (C '23) has never been wrong about anything on her twitter.
In this era of time, often described as “unprecedented,” it can be hard to know how to act and what to do. Is the novel coronavirus real? Will it affect you? Is it the genre of novel you even care about? And most importantly… should it keep you from going to that party?
University administrators released a statement to the Penn community this past Friday with an updated social compact for this fall’s on-campus programing. Despite unprecedented surges in COVID-19 cases this summer, the University is moving forward with their plans for an on-campus fall. Despite recommendations from epidemiologists for frequent and randomized testing, the school is moving forward with guidelines that, primarily, rest on a request for all students to, “sit very, very still.”
Penn President Amy Gutmann, Provost Wendell Pritchett, and Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli sent an email to the Penn community on Thursday announcing plans for a hybrid in-person and online model for academic programming in the upcoming semester. As part of the plan, Penn is committing to providing all incoming freshmen with clinical depression come fall 2020.
Amy Guttman has revealed this year’s President’s Engagement Prize recipients, announcing a sum of $250,000 to Wharton students looking to try out some things in West Philadelphia.
As the conference call began for URBS 250: City Planning for Climate Change, students began to realize that Professor Stanley Markowitz was going to be that close to the camera the entire call.
Did you hear that?? Professor Gershwin just said the F word. No, not “fiscal conservatism,” dumbass. He said “fuck,” with his own mouth, in class!
Doctoral candidate in Political Science and regional expert on equitable urban housing, Jamie Fernandez, is putting her knowledge to good use, serving as a glorified "Apple Genius" for Professor James Thompson, the 75-year-old man teaching PSCI 246: Introduction to Urban Policy.
Yesterday I was on Twitter and I saw a jarring image. Michael Bloomberg shared a picture of his campaign office in Flint, Michigan. “Eat the Rich” had been spray painted over the door. I couldn’t believe it. When did destruction of property become okay? When did that become proper political discourse?
College junior and incel Jared More recently announced he’d be giving up sex for lent this year. More, both a devout Catholic and a member of the involuntary celibate community, will not be having sex during this year’s Lenten season.
Multiple reports have come in that Carla Jameson (C ‘22) is now smoking a full pack of cigarettes a week. While it is true that she is majoring in Health and Societies, and therefore studying the intersection of health and medicine in a social context, she has applied exactly none of that knowledge to her own life.
A joint study done by the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School and the Perelman School of Medicine concludes that many horses are being tranquilized on the Philadelphia college campus.
Reports are in that all of Jessica’s friends hate her and it’s so sad and obvious. Jessica self-reported the news to Under the Button last night noting that she “couldn’t explain why,” but that our reporters “wouldn’t get it anyway.”
Hannah R. Figueroa (C ’19) doesn’t smoke weed. And she doesn’t have to. While other party-goers become intoxicated by the social atmosphere and its paraphernalia, Figueroa needs only to step outdoors and travel west towards her home in order to derive the same high.
In a campaign to get more volunteers for medical research on intrauterine devices (IUDs), Penn Medicine is going in a new marketing direction, specifically asking sluts if they want a free IUD.
In case that last bunch didn't do it for ya (didn't I do it for you?).