Features  Published 14 hours ago

PennPorn Fall 2014: THE WINNERS

Timehop informs us that three years ago today, it snowed on campus. It was Family Weekend; current seniors were freshmen. In 2014, however, it's very much still autumn, which means 'tis the season for PennPorn. As always, we asked you to email us your seXXXy campus pics or use #PennPorn on Instagram, and you certainly delivered. Presenting the winners...

Shira Papir:

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Features  Published 17 hours ago

ShutterButton: What the Bathrooms Really Should Look Like

Before the PBR puke, used condoms, and tiny, claustrophobic showers, this is what the Quad bathrooms used to look like. Silk curtains, carpeting, ferns. Quite decorative, no? It looks more like A-Gutt’s combo sitting room-slash-sauna than your typical washroom. So, let’s give a collective sigh for 1901, and perhaps pick up some home-décor tips from the past.

Features  Published 10/29/14 10:00am

UTB Costume Contest: Round Two

Double double, toil and trouble. Halloween is here, and UTB is ready to stir the cauldron. Last year, we brought eternal glory to some and inescapable shame to others, and we're thirsty for more.

Send your best, your DFMO's worst, and that rando from Comp Sci's weirdest costumes to tips@underthebutton.com by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. for a chance to take home the gold. And remember, nothing is off limits. Scared yet? You should be.

News  Published 10/28/14 4:54pm

English Department Offers Course "Wasting Time On The Internet"

Professor Kenneth Goldsmith-- he's just like us

Whether you're the next big alt lit poet or a Wharton kid trying to boost her GPA after that disastrous MGMT 100 grade, consider signing up for Kenneth Goldsmith's "Wasting time on the Internet" class, because we know that's what you'll be doing in any lecture you'd take anyway. New York Magazine may make fun, but imagine the looks on your friends's faces as you scroll through your Twitter feed and watch cat videos for a grade--or better yet, imagine the looks on your parents's faces. 

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News  Published 10/28/14 3:34pm

HubBub Coffee Rewards Loyal Customers With Chocolate Chip Cookies -- Because you've been generously supporting their slightly-overpriced coffee for 365 days now, today HubBub is giving away free chocolate chip cookies to the first 200 customers that say "Happy Birthday HubBub!" to a barista. If you're lucky, you'll uncover a "Golden Ticket" in your cookie, which can earn you that HubBub mug, shirt, or canteen you've been dreaming of your whole life.

Features  Published 10/28/14 10:14am

DP Time Machine: History Through Ads, Volume I

Fact: everyone at Penn is a nerd, no matter how cool. So UTB's inner history geek is coming out to play in our first ever installment of DP Time Machine, in which we'll be looking back on our fine university in decades of yesteryear through the lens of ads that were placed in The Daily Pennsylvanian.

The DP office at 4015 Walnut is full of bound volumes with every year's print editions, and for our first trip down memory lane, we'll be exploring gems from 1969, 1985 and 1994. What we found was equal parts fascinating and absurd. Let's take a journey...

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News  Published 10/27/14 5:57pm

Squirrel Makes History

The latest in fearless squirrel antics, this little furry guy was spotted last week in the History Department's office in 206 College Hall. He decided to sample some organic groceries, taking time to look on as two students declared their History majors. Demonstrating that squirrels are in fact listening to the chatter on Locusts, the squirrel voiced some concerns about the career possibilities for liberal arts students.  

Features  Published 10/27/14 11:33am

What's HapPENNing?

Well, well, well--Hallo-Homecoming weekend is upon us already! We don't know what scarier: that it's almost November, that we have a midterm the Monday after Halloween, or that we'll most likely find ourselves dressed up as a "sexy" cat, complete with a generic crop top and high-waisted leggings from American Apparel. In the meantime, follow along as we break down all the spooky 'n kooky festivities going on this week. 

Monday-Saturday: Political Action Week, times and locations vary

UTB may or may not be announcing its presidential campaign for 2016. 

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 Published 10/27/14 10:30am

Sign up for next semester's classes -- Advance registration on PennInTouch is now open, which means the quest for a schedule with no classes before 1:30pm has begun. Seniors, feel free to shed tears of sadness at your last course registration, and the rest of you feel free to shed tears of sadness at being stuck with Friday class (again).

Features  Published 10/27/14 6:15am

Profs: They're Just Like Us! Math and Music Edition

In this edition of Profs: They're Just Like Us, you're getting two for the price of one. Spotted at the Penn Symphony Orchestra concert this weekend, we see SEAS professor Dr. Buchsbaum groovin' along to the bass talent of math professor Dr. Cahn.

When he's not teaching you how to calculate the frequency of a linear, time-independent signal, Dr. Buchsbaum is listening to the frequencies generated by a linear, time-independent symphony orchestra. He's just like us: prefers to sit with his spouse in a 5-foot radius of empty seats. Professors have pleasant afternoons too!

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