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The Movie: "Neighbors"
When a young family (Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne) settles into their new home, Psi Beta moves in next door, and the couple tries to befriend the guys to look “cool.” They'll try to party with them, until they call the cops "anonymously" and a all-out war breaks out between the neighbors.
Will remind you of: Beige Block
All you have to do is go next door, across the block, or even into your own backyard and you’re set for the evening. It’s convenience at it’s finest, except when you’re trying to fall asleep, and whether it’s a mixer or an open party, your one hope is that it doesn’t get shut down by the cops.
The Movie "Social Network"
Harvard University undergrad Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) is placed on academic probation after hacking various databases while creating “FaceMash.com.” He then, along with his friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) come up with the idea of creating a social networking website “thefacebook.com” that would become known as the website we all use today…Facebook.com
Will remind you of: Penn Apps
PennApps is known as “The College Hackathon.” One weekend of nonstop hacking, and it will probably breed the next Mark Zuckerberg too.
The Movie "Project X"
When the opportunity strikes, three high school seniors try to make their mark by throwing an unforgettable party. It begins with a small birthday, but when word gets out, news spreads like wildfire. Chaos ensues and the night marks for an unforgettable evening.
Will remind you of: Fling
Spring Fling. Penn’s biggest party of the year, and it’s not just one night…it’s a long weekend. Many say fling really starts Wednesday and festivities range from Thursday’s downtown, darties, carnival, pool party, and school sanctioned activities and performances in the quad, so by Friday night many don’t even end up making it out to the concert SPEC spends much of the year planning and organizing. People spend the night recovering, so when Saturday rolls around, we’re reenergized to fling and get flung.
The movie "Accepted"
Bartleby (Justin Long) didn’t get into any of the colleges he applied to, so instead, he and his friends created one, South Harmon Institute of Technology (aka SHIT), where “Acceptance is just a click away.”
Will remind you of... Getting into Penn
It’s senior year of high school and all we want is to get that big fat envelope or email giving us security that we are going to college. Whether you went ED or Regular Decision to Penn, the Social Ivy would become our home for the next four years. Luckily, we didn’t have to make up our own school for “the best four years of our lives.” We still work hard, sometimes harder than we did in high school, but like those at SHIT, we play hard too.
The movie "21 and Over"
It’s Jeff Chang’s (Justin Chon) 21st birthday. While he’s always been a type A and straight A student, when his friends surprise him on his 21st, he finally agrees to loosen up despite tomorrow’s med school interview.
Will remind you of... Smokes'
While there are times you may know the bouncer who will let you in with a crappy fake, the minute the clock strikes midnight on your 21st, you’re in. At Penn, it’s become a rite of passage to go to Smokes’ on your 21st . You can get your first legal drink there and are thrilled to whip at your real ID while you wait at the door. The line is worth the wait, and now you can dance (and drink) the night away, but hopefully remember it the next morning too.
The movie "The Internship"
When two typical middle-aged men (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) find that they havee potential to be something greater than salesmen, then figure out a way to get the highly coveted Google internship in Silicon Valley.
Will remind you of... OCR
From info sessions, to coffee chats, to interviews, OCR is a tough time as students compete for internships or full time jobs at top companies ranging from finance, consulting, start-ups, and many others, it becomes ones extracurricular activity the first six weeks of both fall and spring semester.
The movie "Hunger Games"
When all twelve districts gather together for Capitol of Panem’s annual Hunger Games competition, one citizen from each district is chosen, and they fight to the death until only one citizen remains.
Will remind you of... Wharton
In SABRE, a game simulation all Marketing101 students partake in, is a competition within your recitation. Rounds can range from making money, losing money, or even going into the negatives with your loss. Your team becomes a district, and as the rounds continue, you are driven to win and get the best grade too.
After Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) graduates college, he’s back at home trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life.
Will remind you of... Graduation
While many either sign over the summer or get their jobs during the year, students still may not be sure if this is exactly what they want to do with their lives. It becomes starting with the first job and seeing where it takes them, and who knows, by the time we’re in our late twenties, we may be back getting our graduate degrees here too.