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From the West Bank to West Philadelphia

“So, what do you do on campus?” That question should be easy to answer, but for students involved in politically controversial groups, it’s not so simple.

by EMMA SOREN

Best of Penn 2014

?We’re not going to lie, Penn can seem pretty average at times. You know, when you wake up late on a Tuesday morning and the lines at HubBub are too long so you get some shitty coffee at Wawa only to make it in late to your 10 a.m. class. Or that moment before your last pregame shot when you realize you would rather just get back into bed than suffer through another downtown. Yeah, Penn can feel pretty average. Enter 34th Street. We’re here to bring our favorite parts of Penn to Penn’s best and brightest. Below you’ll find life hacks, condiments, tips, tricks, drinks and outlets that will turn your time at Penn from meh to as fabulous as Miss Lisa Lisa herself. Welcome to Best of Penn.

by 34TH STREET

The Fling Survey

We Fling because we can. Because Fling has grown into a force of nature, a tradition that cannot be stopped, even if we wanted it to.

by MICHELLE MA

Not Enough

It adds up. It’s hard to reduce each person’s unique college experience to three words, but from a strictly factual standpoint, these are perfect.

by SAM BRODEY

Fiction Issue Most Experimental: "The Cow"

We’re studying Gertrude Stein in English class. We as in Johnny and me. I want to be a writer. Johnny probably wants to work at the car dealership but that’s a guess.

by BRENNAN CUSACK

Fiction Issue Poetry Winner: tune in, turn on

1) hush my darling. don’t fear my darling. the lion kissed a griffin.

by AUSTIN LEVITT

Fiction Issue Winner: Homemaking

[media-credit name="Julia Masters" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Furniture shopping was mostly the same in death as it had been in life, though admittedly a little less full of possibility.

by NADIA LAHER

Me & Them & Ze & Us

The world isn't in black and white. Despite being confronted with uniquely challenging issues from healthcare to housing and everything in between, Penn's non-cisgender students are showing us the full spectrum of possibilities. Let's embrace it.

by ARIELLE PARDES

Eat. Pray. Love

Being an Orthodox Jew in a modern world

by CASSANDRA KYRIAZIS

Agree to Disagree?

Professors say they only care about how students defend their views and not the views themselves. But do students agree? Sometimes, bias can sneak into lectures.

by JULIE XIE

Behind the Counter, Beneath the Tray

It’s Friday morning. You bursar a latte at the Starbucks under Commons before dragging your way to that 11 a.m.

by ISABEL OLIVERES

A House of Their Own

Friday, midnight. The sounds of drunken classmates at parties along Spruce seep into the lounge, but these Penn students wouldn’t consider it.

by BEN LERNER

Left to Grieve Alone, Together

This issue of 34th Street is dedicated to the peers we have lost during our time here, and to those they have left behind. Jeffrey Lee, Class of 2012 Thomas Hartford, Class of 2013 Oliver Pacchiana, Class of 2014 Arya Singh, Class of 2014 Pulkit “Josh” Singh, Class of 2015 Joseph Yuhasz, Class of 2015 Kevin Zhao, Class of 2015 Annie Zhu, Class of 2015 Alex Moll, Class of 2016 Madison Holleran, Class of 2017 As the credits rolled onto the screen, sophomore Nathan Stauffer couldn’t wait to leave the darkness of the dingy matinee theatre and capitalize on the late summer day.

by ALEXANDRA STERNLICHT

When One's Company, Two's A Crowd

Venture off into the city of Philadelphia to discover its hidden treasures

by 34TH STREET

McDonald's Admissions Brochure

This article was originally published as part of the joke issue on 12.5.2013

by 34TH STREET

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