Every reflective surface at Penn offers a quick adjustment or self–esteem boost — you just need to know where to look. Here's what's good and bad about some of the most notorious non–mirrors on campus.

Back of Huntsman on Walnut Good: Glass is flat and Huntsman is the baddest cylinder we know, so every few steps, your image jumps to another window. It’s a game. Bad: Struggling to locate your sexy self will never be subtle.

CVS TV Good: You know you’re photogenic, but this is a good opportunity to confirm that you’re also telegenic. Every time you enter CVS or FroGro you try on a small amount of fame, and it looks great on you. Bad: The problem is, security cameras are for criminals, so everyone looks a little sinister on the screen.

Graduate School of Public Policy Good: It’s very long, so you can get a prolonged look at your butt. Bad: Graduate students get a prolonged look, too. And they’re getting a from–below, double–chin enhancing angle.

Entering a building with a vestibule Good: Double the doors, double the face–time. Bad: They’re opening and closing so there’s some minor glass bending. Think fun house mirror. Also, there’s a chance you might get hit in the face.

Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia Good: The whole place is a reflective surface. It’s like a gigantic full–length mirror. Bad: But it’s also a freakin’ children’s hospital. Your perfect coiffure isn’t curing their cancer.

Levine Hall Good: The side of the building hosts a sequence of large mirrors side–by–side; perfect to check yourself out when you’re on the run. Bad: It’s on the way to DRL, so this surface offers a chance for true reflection. For example, what has your life come to?

All of Walnut Good: There’s a long row of windows, so you can take your time while you’re making sure you’re looking fine. Bad: There’s no way to deny that you’re checking yourself out. No one’s going to believe that you’re that interested in the bookstore’s newest display.


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