While many of us were hard at work studying for finals, one unnamed genius was busy creating the most important Instagram account known to mankind. @Yungbenfranklin, or "UPenn Memes", tackles everything from Theos pledge haircuts to Hubbub employee aesthetics. The account pretty much speaks for itself, so stop looking over your study guide and go get a quick laugh out of this thing.
Ed Note: To the gifted mind behind @yungbenfranklin: The editors at Under the Button would like to formally recruit you to become a member of our staff. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.
Looking for a trendy new BYO spot because you've embarrassed yourself too many times at Banana Leaf? Desperately need to spend your last 300 dining dollars before the end of the semester?
The answer might be closer than you think. Yes, we’re talking about Houston Hall.Read the Full Article
What up, Penn? I know you're used to reading UTB's third-person point of view – we are of the people! – but it's Charlotte Coran here, and rules don't apply to me. Follow along as I break down the things I will and won't miss about Penn in the last post I'll ever write for UTB.
10 Things I Won't Miss About Penn:
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It’s already Wednesday and your outlook for the next couple of days is starting to mimic the eerily dim weather outside. But you know what Wednesday also means? That finals ARE ALMOST OVER! Soon, it’ll officially be summer and you can head home, relax, and enjoy time with family and friends. And from May 27th-30th you’ll be lucky enough to experience a marathon of 100 Disney Channel Original Movies. Remember when Troy Bolton tried to balance his love of basketball and his love of musical theater and his social life all at once??? Relatable, huh.
But we digress. Finals are tough. We read our notes over and over again and nothing sticks. We skip to the answers of our problem sets and say, “Oh, I definitely would have gotten that.” And writing papers requires more dedication than a Hungarian student at Penn rushing Owls. But in a couple of days, you’ll forget the difference between igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. You’ll forget how to calculate the present value of a perpetuity. You’ll forget stressing about your grades and hopefully realize that finals are a tiny little microscopic thread in the XXL Snuggie that is your life.
Here’s the hard truth: You’ll do well on your exams, you’ll get that paper done, and you’ll think to yourself “why did I stress so much about that?”Read the Full Article
If finals weren't bad enough, filthy water is raining down on Harnwell residents. Six inches of water has flooded the 7th floor and has made its way down to the lobby. Apparently, Harnwell residents are being sent to hotels to avoid the disgusting water. You should pack an umbrella and bean boots if you plan to go there later. Happy finals!
The White House recently announced that Malia Obama will be attending Harvard in 2017, after a gap year. This is great news for nobody, because Harvard is objectively the worst Ivy and hogs all the children of presidents. But it seems like her college plans are definite, so we can't do anything. What don't seem definite, however, are Malia's plans for the gap year – so check out the suggestions we've provided below.
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This year's graduation is going to be a little more exciting than in previous years – and no, not just because of the Commencement speaker.
It has been confirmed that both Joe Biden and Donald Trump will be attending the College's graduation ceremony (Ed. Note: Did you know Tiffany Trump goes to Penn?) – and to top it off, "Penn will not infringe on protestors' freedom of speech." So if your parents aren't already stressing you out enough, now you'll have to navigate protesters on graduation day. Score!