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Spring Fling 2012

04/23/12 9:10pm
Oppenheimer, who formerly served as the executive secretary of SPEC, sat down with The Daily Pennsylvanian to discuss some of his goals for the year ahead.
04/18/12 12:57am
The whole weekend is built around the idea of the momentary. After all, that’s why they call it a “fling.”
04/16/12 11:36pm
From the guys at Allegro’s who served us pizza at 3 o’clock in the morning, to the accepted students who toured Penn for the very first time — we were curious about how Fling fared for those on the periphery.
04/15/12 11:32pm

Spring Fling sees 168-percent increase in incidents from last year

This year’s Spring Fling weather brought more than just increased sunshine to campus. Total crime saw a 168-percent increase from last year — from 37 incidents last year to 99 this year.
04/15/12 11:15pm
Good weather and continued traditions around campus helped students celebrate Spring Fling 2012. VIDEO: Spring Fling in the QuadGALLERY: Spring Fling 2012MORE SPRING FLING 2012
04/15/12 10:59pm
Spring Fling accomplishes something that is awfully hard to find elsewhere during most of the academic year. It offers full, unbounded relief from stress and we embrace it like no other.
04/12/12 10:09pm
Fling is fun, though when it comes to logistics, it can be annoyingly complicated. You’ve got to figure out where to go, when and with whom.
04/12/12 10:02pm

Alternate flinging

While College freshman Stamati Liapis’ friends will be partying in the Quad this weekend, Liapis himself does not plan on taking part in traditional Fling activities. FLING SERIES: Part 1 FLING SERIES: Part 2 FLING SERIES: Part 3
04/12/12 9:40pm

Your Voice | Do more about Molly

As a Penn parent, I am frequently disappointed by the passive response of the University to drug and alcohol abuse on campus.
04/11/12 11:18pm

Your Voice | A Passover-friendly Fling

For the first time in recent memory, Spring Fling and Passover have coincided this year. Passover is arguably the most celebrated holiday in the Jewish faith. Fling is arguably the most celebrated tradition on the Penn calendar.
04/11/12 10:38pm
With the upcoming appearance of Tiësto and electro-pop group Passion Pit at Friday’s Fling concert, AOD, the Drug and Alcohol Resource Team, FlingSafe and the Medical Emergency Response Team are preparing for a potential increase in the use of Molly. FLING SERIES: Part 1 FLING SERIES: Part 2
04/11/12 12:34am
As in years past, high-school students admitted to Penn will be visiting campus during Spring Fling weekend. FLING SERIES: Part 1
04/10/12 12:22am

Flinging through the years

For 39 years, Penn students have put down their books, set aside their homework and flocked to the Quad for the Quakers’ most holy weekend — Spring Fling. Complete Spring Fling CoverageINTERACTIVE: Spring Fling Performers
04/09/12 11:44pm

Hillel brings Passover to Fling festivities

For the first time in the past few years, the last few days of Passover coincide with Spring Fling, which may present a conflict for some Jewish students who have to observe restrictions on their diet, electricity and consumption of grain-based alcohol. Complete Spring Fling Coverage
04/02/12 12:20am
MERT members have been preparing themselves with training specific to ecstasy overdoses and sexual assault prior to Spring Fling. This year’s concert featuring electronic dance music is suspected to cause a rise in use of ecstasy.
03/23/12 12:26am

Many camp out, miss out on Fling floor passes

Though hundreds of students pulled all-nighters Wednesday night to score Passion Pit and Tiësto floor passes, many others were disappointed with the limited number of tickets available. VIDEO: Students Camp Out for Fling Tickets
03/22/12 5:56am
Hundreds of students pulled all-nighters Wednesday night not for an exam, but for an opportunity to score floor passes to see Passion Pit and Tiësto. VIDEO: Students Camp Out for Fling Tickets
03/15/12 12:15am
The Social Planning and Events Committee announced on March 15 that DJ Tiësto will headline this year’s Spring Fling concert.
03/14/12 7:06pm

Penn reacts to Passion Pit choice

Check out reactions to the choice of Passion Pit as this year’s opener for the Spring Fling concert.
03/14/12 9:06am
Passion Pit will open the 2012 Spring Fling concert. The Social Planning and Events Committee announced their choice today via the website