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Ashley Hebert, a.k.a. The Ashlorette, Has Given Birth!

For the youngsters who don't know, Penn counts a reality television superstar amongst its esteemed alumni: former Bachelorette Ashley Hebert, a grad (we think) of Penn Dental! This one-time Quaker was a contestant on The Bachelor, became the star of the next season and is still going strong with her match made in reality TV heaven, J.P. Rosenbaum!

The Ashlorette visited Penn in 2011 gushing about her then-fiancée, mere months after their on-air engagement. Unlike with all other Bachelor couples, true love stuck and they tied the knot...and as of yesterday, they're new parents! A hearty mazel tov to the Rosenbaums on the birth of their 7 lb., 2 oz. bundle of joy, son Fordham Rhys! We're not sure if that's the name of a nice Jewish boy, but let us know what you think. They could nickname him Ford, but we'd prefer Ham. Either way, we're sure he'll have a killer smile. Congrats, Ash!

Features  Published 18 minutes ago

ShutterButton: Laughing Straight To The Bank

FBG$. That's certainly the mantra a young Warren Buffett, seen here cheering at a football game circa 1948, seems to be promoting. Like damn, what a badass. That fur stole, those sleek frames, his smug expression, and the fact that he couldn't care less that there's a foxy lady next to all screams unapologetic baller. Alas, as we enter a new month that brings with it midterm hell and unwelcome fall weather, we urge you all to channel your inner Warren. Because Warren, whatever you've got ($64 billion), we want it (okay, we'd be willing to go halfsies).

 Published 15 hours ago

Eco-Friendly Coffee and Retail Shop To Make Its Walnut Street Debut

Last year we said goodbye to one of Penn's most under-appreciated gems, Artisserie Chocolate Café (aka the café next to that weird eyewear store that uses Barbie doll bodies in their window displays ). Hmm...

Fortunately, we're totally down for its replacement: a sustainable coffee shop and retail store called United By Blue (UBB). Admittedly we didn’t need a Parisian themed coffee shop, but we’ll still miss Art’s hot cocoa and pastries that made us feel abroad when we closed our eyes.

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 Published 15 hours ago

For anyone proud of their V -- No, not that one. We mean vegetarianism, duh! In honor of World Vegetarian Day, select vegetarian appetizers will be on the house at participating Dave Magrogran restaurants, like Doc Magrogan's (in case the name connection wasn't obvious), Harvest (LOL), and Stella Rossa Ristorante (fancy!) tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Can't wait for the free hummus at Harvest!"...we say as we chow down on our Bobby's burger.  

News  Published 09/29/14 7:37pm

Bike Share Finally Comes To Philly

In a move to catch us up to almost every other major East Coast city, bike share is coming to Philadelphia! But before they plop down some bikes, they need our help to choose its 60 locations from an array of options, four of which are comfortably within the Penn bubble. 

Comment on the bike share location survey to ensure we won't have face the prospect of having to actually walk to Market, or even Baltimore, for a bike. (We recommend answering the "being comfortable at night" question less like your mother and more like a West Philadelphian). 

Will this new influx of blindingly bright bikes influence Penn's bicycling ban on campus? We predict no, but maybe our ticketing signs will get a little more colorful. Watch out PennCycle, competition is coming and its name is Nutter

News  Published 09/29/14 3:44pm

Free Coffee Beat: Brought To You Today By Wawa And Dunkin'—In celebration of National Coffee Day, not only is Dunkin' Donuts giving away free coffee (again), so is our beloved Wawa! No word on if Wawa's enforcing that this form (now "expired") is complete to get a free 16-ounce cup, but you can walk right on into Dunkin' for 20 ounces of caffeinated goodness. For lesser, but still significant deals, visit the bookstore all week for $1 for a tall hot or iced coffee, and visit Williams Café today for two punches on your Café Junkie Card. You get a coffee! You get a coffee!

News  Published 09/29/14 1:47pm

College Junior Has Passed Away -- We are heartbroken over the loss of junior Amanda Hu, who died last night in her Sansom Street home in an apparent suicide. If you need help of any kind, please call CAPS at 215-898-7021, or at 215-349-5490 on nights and weekends. Our thoughts go out to Amanda's family and friends. Please check back with the DP for updates.

 Published 09/29/14 12:21pm

17 New Penn Traditions To Consider Starting

Congratulations, you managed to sleep with someone under the button without getting caught on tape (yes, there are cameras, buhbye grandkids’ legacy). Or maybe you didn’t succeed. Maybe the PennPo cramped your style, or  maybe you just couldn’t get it up.

Whatever your misfortune, we feel some new Penn traditions are in order! We’re tired of peeing on Ben, failing midterms because of the compass, yada yada yada. So instead, summon your peers and have a go at one of these new traditions:

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Features  Published 09/29/14 9:32am

What's HapPENNing?

It's the end of September. In many ways, things are autumnal af and October seems appropriate, but then again, it was 80+ degrees and sunny at Skimmerfest. Fall break is in ten days, which seems logical, and yet our iPhone app promises temps in the high 70s all week. Little is certain in these trying times, but the following events are definitely happening this week, so read on.

Tuesday & Wednesday: Junior Welcome Back Picnic/Sophomore Welcome Back Picnic, 6 p.m., Amy G's House

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Features  Published 09/28/14 9:19pm

(Penn Police Officers: DO NOT READ THIS) The Best Places To Smoke Weed On Campus

Yo, if you haven't heard, Mayor Nutter is slated to sign a bill that'll decriminalize marijuana. The bad news? Penn could give a dusty fuck. Because as this PhillyMag article (ugh) points out, campus administration will be maintaining its disciplinary policies regardless. 

The article also GENEROUSLY reveals all the hip smoking spots that we've been trying to keep secret for years, like the Biopond, which most definitely very few people knew about and it honestly sucks that everyone knows about it now. The article even weirdly hyperlinks to the precise Google Maps coordinates of these places. Anyway, now that our extremely secret smoking spots are public knowledge, it's time to find some new ones. So without further ado about nothing, here's our list of NEW best places to smoak da green on campus. 

1. Directly in front of College Hall, i.e. green on the Green

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