Unless your head is firmly stuck up your ass, you've probably noticed that there's an Ivy League snap story on Snapchat that has been around since last semester. As you can surmise from the name, it covers all eight Ivy League schools and offers a glimpse into the lives of the nerdiest kids in the country. Not every snapchat makes it on though. You tend to never see snaps from parties or ~riskier~ events, unless it's a special concert or something along those lines. Overall, it's pretty PG. I've personally never been blessed enough to make it onto the Ivy League snap story, but luckily, some of Penn's more famous individuals decided to share their stories.
Cassidy Golden (C '17) and other members of the women's swimming and diving team made it onto the snap story last semester during a meet at Columbia. It seems as though one of the trends on the Ivy League snap is to sing or dance, and then wait (hopefully) for other schools to imitate it. True to their competitive spirit, after seeing Columbia’s swimming and diving team post an imitation of Justin Bieber's "Sorry" music video, the Penn team responded with their own. Fortunately for them, they too succeeded in getting onto the story.
Things other than athletics and inter–school interactions get on the snap story too, though. Brendan Taliaferro (C '19) sent in a snap of a simple walk home. "It was a cold November night. I had been studying in Fisher with my friends, but the clock struck 11:50 p.m., so they kicked us out. We were walking towards Van Pelt, and I took a video of my friends and captioned it, 'the great library migration.' The next thing you know, it me."
Some people have even found love on the Ivy League snap story. Abby Lee (C '19) got on the snap story by posting a response video to another video from a boy from Columbia. "It was on Valentine's Day and some boy from Columbia said, 'To the cute Penn girl that I took the SAT with, will you be my Valentine?'" She responded with a video and said, "To the boy at Columbia who I may have taken the SAT with, I just want to let you know that you got a 2400 in my heart." The rest is history; they've been "low–key texting" ever since.
We here at Street hope these stories have been helpful in case you've been dying to get on the Ivy League snap story, whether it's to show off some sick dance moves, make a joke or find a new boo (it is cuffing season, after all). Good luck, and Godspeed.