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Ian Ong


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Horrifying! Ambitious Student Intentionally Creates, Unleashes Minions in Chem Lab

 “Why did it have to be minions? Let’s be real, we would be drowning in grant money had that kid made Flubber instead.” 


Rick is Back, Baby! Penn Book Center to Be Replaced by Frontera

"Kicking Rick out last semester really left a bad taste in our mouths — we knew we had to make it up to the poor guy."


Beep Boop: Comp Sci Major to Enter Sleep Mode Over Summer Break

 “At long last, it is time to execute function sleepExcessiveAmounts().” 


Resourceful: Guy Puts Meme in Presentation to Mask Own Unpreparedness

Last Tuesday, certified class clown Brian Cobb (C ‘22) inserted a hilarious meme into his English presentation. His fellow students, who came in expecting a serious analysis of the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer, were nonetheless impressed with Cobb’s resourcefulness.


RESULTS: Penn Individual Student Survey

Over 400 students completed the Penn Individual Student Survey (PISS) over the past few days, a number which has surpassed every other UTB survey ever conducted.


"Math Is Beautiful," Says Not-So-Beautiful Nerd

Although he himself isn’t exactly the spitting image of beauty, Lombard does have an appreciation for something else that is beautiful.


Survey: Help Us Improve the Penn Experience

Your response to the Penn Individual Student Survey (PISS) will help us to further enhance the general vibes on campus. Please complete your PISS by clicking on this link.


Depressing: "What If?" Grades to Remain Wishful Thinking

Students everywhere are shocked to discover that they were really only fooling themselves with their own rose-tinted grades.


Healthy! Freshman Plans to De-stress Over Break and Take 7 Summer Courses

This summer, Kirkpatrick will be taking CHEM 241, CHEM 242, MATH 241, BIOL 203, BIOL 404, BIOL 407, and CIS 160 (just for fun, of course). Come fall of sophomore year, she will have completed seven full credits worth of pain.


Meet the Man Loudly Revving His Motorcycle Outside Your Window at 11 PM

What kind of twisted soul enjoys blowing out the eardrums of everyone in a 5-mile radius?


Inventive! Engineer Tries to 3D Print a Personality

This wasn't the first time Crews has attempted to feign likability. Last semester, he tried picking up skateboarding and the guitar, but unfortunately that only further destroyed his social standing, and let’s not get into the time he taught himself to do over 50 fidget spinner tricks.


Fatality: Five Dollar Spotify Premium Fee Delivers Final Blow to Student's Bank Account

“Spotify taught me the meaning of pain, both physically and financially,” Lucero sighed, his wallet lighter than the AirPods in his ears. “I’m gonna be eating Locust Walk shrubs for days.”


"It Is What It Is" Says Student Who Just Aced the Midterm

Shut up, Rafael. Everyone knows you did perfectly fine on the exam.


What in Tarnation? This Student from the South Doesn't Even Have a Country Accent

As it turns out, Ennis leads a pretty normal college life. She doesn’t practice shooting tin cans with a .22, but she does enjoy yoga and biking. You won't see her riding a horse around campus; she prefers Uber.


Constructive! Professor's Response to Your Cry for Help Not Only Insulting, but Felt like a Swift Kick to the Gut

Sources say you reportedly had some trouble with the weekly problem set last night. Desperately seeking assistance, you turned to the class’s Piazza board and left what you thought would be a benign plea for help. How wrong you were.


Guy Who Listened to Classical Music While Studying Fails Exam with Smile and Peace of Mind

Sitting down in a seat was an ordeal in itself; Brewer was practically top-heavy thanks to his enormous brain.


Student Tour Guide Ditches Facts, Talks About the Time He Was Body-Slammed into a Concrete Frat House Patio

The Penn Admissions Office recently announced that student tours will no longer focus on facts and figures and instead place personal anecdotes at the forefront.


Self-Care Win! Guy Takes Break from Math Homework and Does Physics Homework Instead

I’m glad I took the rest of my day off to do some fun and lighthearted theoretical physics.


"This Should Be Easy," Says Professor Who Has Studied This Exact Topic for Decades

Esteemed chemistry professor Kenneth Bullion glossed over an entire section of notes, leaving already confused students utterly in the dark.


Curve Breaker: Wharton Student Hires Crisis Actors to Fail Econ

When an Econ 001 midterm threatened to lower her 4.00 GPA, Sacks was forced to take desperate measures.


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