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Penn Chalk Marketing Society Holds Inaugural GBM


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"Do you ever see sidewalk chalk advertisements for events and auditions and think, 'damn, I wish my club members cared that much'?" So began the first general body meeting of the University of Pennsylvania Chalk Marketing Society. At the meeting, which was held on Tuesday evening in Huntsman F95, chair and founder Jonah Meier (W'19) spoke about his vision for the new club to a rapt audience of seven.

"I'm sure you've noticed a bunch of chalk drawings all around campus at this time of year," said Meier, referring to the countless student government and event advertisements scribbled on Locust. "I was like, what if you don't have the time or talent to make these sick, eye-catching block letters? That's where our club comes in."

Aiming to fill an unattended niche in campus life ("We're not just another a cappella group," Meier interjected proudly), the Penn Chalk Marketing Society (or PCMS) will provide chalk-based advertising to other Penn clubs. In this way, Meier hopes to level the playing field of campus groups. "I feel like there's this hierarchy of clubs here at Penn, and that's absolutely reflected in the quantity and quality of each club's sidewalk art," he explained. "We hope to change that."

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Satire  Published 2 hours ago

Sad! Junior Rejected From Internships She Didn't Even Apply To


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When junior Penelope Marsh (C'18) checked her email inbox on Wednesday morning, she found a slew of internship rejection emails - nine, to be precise. The incident, already depressing, was exacerbated by a baffling fact: Marsh did not remember applying to any of these internships.

"I mean, I talked to some of these companies at the career fairs last week," Marsh recalled, fighting back tears. "But I didn't realize that meant I was actually applying to them. I just wanted the free stuff they were giving out."

We spoke with a representative from RedEatsX, a Philadelphia-based food startup. "We had a very strong pool of applicants this fall," said Amy Brooks, who collected Marsh's contact information at the career fair in exchange for a free pen. "At these events, we get a very large number of interested applicants. Penny March - what's that? Oh, right, Penelope Marsh had a very strong application, and a cool email address, but unfortunately she just didn't stand out to us."

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Satire  Published 19 hours ago

Club Members Excited to See Each Other for First Time Since Last September


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It’s going to be an exciting week for the members of one of Penn’s most prominent clubs.

Sources confirmed that the members of this club - whose name has remained hidden for anonymity purposes - are expected to have their highly-anticipated annual GBM some time this week.

“The last GBM was a blast,” said Edward Lin, President of this renowned club. “We talked about our recruitment plans, we added 12 new subcommittees to our 18 existing committees, and some of us even got to actually talk to one another and meet. Oh and Obama was still president, so that was cool.”

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Satire  Published 09/20/17 1:09pm

Missed Connections: September 13–20


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Big Brown Eyes

It was on Locust, between 39th and 40th. I was walking with my headphones in and not paying attention, but for a moment, I looked up. Our eyes locked. Yours, a deep, soulful brown; mine, also brown. I knew from that moment I wanted you. I'll never forget what you said to me: "Arf, arf."

If you want to go for a walk sometime, just wag your tail.

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Satire  Published 09/20/17 11:48am

Former High School Valedictorian Confused That She Sucks at Studying Now


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Karen Cooper (C '19) was a truly excellent student in high school, even if she only got into the College. She was the kid that made a set of flashcards on Quizlet before every quiz and test, and shared them with the whole class. What a baller. It was no surprise that Cooper graduated at the top of her class– suck it, Tommy Finnegan (just kidding, how's Cornell going?).

But now that Cooper is in college, she's lost her touch. Instead of focusing on her work, she halfheartedly glances at her readings, taking breaks to scroll through Facebook, murmuring "that squirrel page isn't what it used to be." So, we asked Cooper what's up.

"Honestly, I don't know how I was so much better at studying before! I used to like school. Midterms were no thing to me when they were once a year," she confessed. 

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Satire  Published 09/20/17 6:51am

5 Ways to Show Your Professor How Much You Love "Weird Al" Yankovic


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Everybody loves "Weird Al" Yankovic, but no one loves him as much as you do. The only issue is how to demonstrate the depth of your adoration for Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic, America's most handsome accordionist, to your professor. Here are some tips.

1. Just be honest

Sometimes, simple solutions are best. Approach your professor after class and tell them: "I love Weird Al Yankovic, one of the funniest men in music. I love him more than anyone, and I'd do anything for him. I see him in my dreams. Anyway, thanks for the great lecture!"

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Satire  Published 09/19/17 6:42pm

Crime Log: September 13-20


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Public Nudity

Sep 13: Sophomore caught stripping outside Frontera. While in court, he explained that he was unaware that he would be SABsing that day and his outfit wasn’t up to par. 

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Satire  Published 09/19/17 3:52pm

Junior “Iced” in the Middle of Video Interview


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Ben Weiss (W ’19) was pumped to have already received an interview during his hunt for a summer internship. Granted, he didn’t actually submit an application and got it from his dad putting in a good word to a few of his buddies, but still counts!

Here’s what A.D. Norman’s virtual interview process is like: the candidate sees the question and has 30 seconds to prepare; then, the camera automatically begins recording for two minutes.

Weiss was sitting in a GSR in proper video interview attire—business on the top, party on the bottom—and explaining his answer to “Give a time you offered support within a team among a hostile environment, linking that back to your extracurricular activities, Spotify queue and astrological sign,” when he spotted a Smirnoff Ice tucked behind the television. He had been iced.

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Satire  Published 09/19/17 2:16pm

Student Planning On Studying Outside Frontera Carefully Chooses Outfit To Impress Passersby



Martin Foster (W '20) is a top student, having made the Dean's List the past two semesters. We know that from his LinkedIn. Martin told us recently that he wanted to switch up his study habits, and find new places to do homework aside from the Huntsman Forum.

He said he wanted to try out studying in outside of Frontera, but that he has to prepare extensively before he does so, because lots of important people will be seeing him. "This isn't a GSR or Van Pelt. This is serious. Sweatpants and a t-shirt won't fly, unless the sweats have Greek letters. A lot of people will be seeing me, so I need to make sure I'm sporting the hottest outfit I can. I need to look rich, but nonchalant."

Martin took several hours to prepare for his study session, looking through dozens of outfit choices before he decided on one. He finally settled on a choice where he couldn't go wrong: a black leather jacket and skinny jeans. Perfect for an 80-degree day!

Satire  Published 09/19/17 3:17am

Hero Cop Saves Lactose Intolerant Students in Audacious Mac N Phis Bust


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When Penn Police Officer Bob Johnson received a cheese-related noise complaint at 39th and Spruce on his police scanner on Saturday night, he knew that there was no time for backup. Even though he’d heard stories of Penn’s rampant drug culture, He hadn't expected to run in to such an extreme example of substance abuse occurring right under his nose. With a level of courage that’s usually only reserved for prime time television, Bob raided the Beta house at 12:30 am to put an end to the milk-fueled madness.

Bobert was rattled by the blatant disregard for human life unfolding before his eyes. He’d never seen so much product being moved in one place. Bricks of cheddar and gruyere were stacked to the ceiling between piles of unmarked hundred dollar bills and foaming beakers overflowing with melted butter. Dairy might not be a schedule 1 controlled substance in the eyes of the DEA just yet, but Bob had seen too many good people taken out by milk and cheese overdoses to sit idly by.

He acted swiftly, neutralizing the situation and shutting down the "philanthropic event" in minutes. Bob expertly identified the scam as a blatant attempt to launder money. Thinking quickly, he confiscated the proceeds for the “charity” that the sisters of Alpha Phi claimed to be supporting. Women's heart health can wait.

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