About Under The Button

Under the Button is Penn’s humor site! We post satire, commentary on news and Penn goings-on, lists, photos, and anything else that will make you say "that's pretty funny and/or good." UTB delivers fresh, humorous perspectives on things relevant to the Penn student body daily, and highlights the often-ridiculous nature of the Penn experience. From all breaking news about made-up startups (aren't they all?) to an Oz Christmas playlist, and any and all Joe Biden content, we aim to comment on the world as we know it through humor.


Editor-in-Chief: David Akst (akst@underthebutton.com)

Design Director

Samantha Sedor

Creative Director

Alessandro Consuelos


Amanda Nart

Gena Basha

Meredith Mitchell

Sophie Trotto (social chair)

Spring 2017 Staff Writers

Rebecca Tan

Lila Gutstein

Becky Molinoff

Seth Fein

MJ Kang

Mackenzie Lukas

Needhi Mehta

Seyoung Kim

Josh Ogunleye

Lea Eisenstein

Lauren Sorantino

Kasra Khadem

Our Policies

Comments: Under The Button encourages comments, but the editors are not responsible for the content of reader-posted comments.

Removing posts: Posts will not be removed unless they are factually inaccurate or put people in immediate harm. We try to respect students' privacy whenever possible, but please be aware that things you post on social media or scream into your cell phone on Locust Walk are fair game. If you feel like a post involving your organization or story was unfair, reach out.

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