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Ah, the so–called “hoe phase.” It’s a rite of passage, of sorts, of the college experience. Put simply, it consists of a period of your life, usually relatively short (hence: phase) when you engage in some form of sexual relations with a string of different people. Though such relations are often characterised as immature, knee–jerk reactions to heartbreak, they need not be defined by their background or the person in them: any time of relative promiscuity essentially fits the bill.
If you’ve ever found yourself involved in any sort of fanbase, you’ve probably stumbled upon fanfiction. Maybe you were unhappy with the last season of Game of Thrones, so you searched for an alternate ending. Perhaps you’ve scoured the Internet for a blossoming romance between Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy and devoutly followed their (non–canon) journey from enemies to lovers. While many may grow out of their Harry Potter or Game of Thrones obsessions, fanfiction remains a fundamental part of fan communities, or “fandoms,” of all kinds.
What do ECON 0100 and your sex life have in common? It's more than just their complicated statuses.
Venturing through the Philadelphia Museum of Art (or any art museum really), you're guaranteed to see a hypersexualized, “ideal” version of the female anatomy: ample bosoms, round bottoms, and long flowing hair. Male physiques at the museum are seldom presented with the same objectification for voyeuristic purposes.
“Sorry, you seem nice and all, but I’m just not into Black girls.”
Bones and All is impossible to turn away from. Grimy, gory, gross—absolutely. Swooningly romantic, gentle, and beautiful—also yes. Many viewers may be turned off by the premise of cannibals eating their way across America’s great plains and sprawling highways, but those who find their interest piqued will surely be rewarded. This is a film with a lot of meat on its bones.
On November 6, 2022, @anakrutch first captured TikTok’s attention with the story of Gilbert, an old man missing his deceased wife. People filled the comments with stories of their own grandparents, or simply their fears of growing old. @Anakrutch’s fictional short stories, at first self–contained, are subtly connected and known for their simple art style and emotionally moving words. Despite publishing videos with no previous following and no hashtags, her account has ballooned to over 200,000 followers and 4 million likes within a month.
Through his avid engagement with the Penn performing arts community, notably as chair of Penn Players and member of the Performing Arts Council board, Tommy Christaldi (C ‘23) carved out his own path here at Penn. Dedicating most of his time to helping others do the same as a peer leader in the College and tour guide for the Kite & Key Society, the self–described talker also found his place on– and offstage. Hopefully, we’ll see him on a bigger stage in the not–too–distant future, fulfilling his dream of being a late–night talk show host.
There’s something about the Netter Center that makes people want to stay, keeping its former volunteers tied to Penn. Year after year, graduated students mark their work with Netter as the start of their careers, trailing years of undergraduate involvement. There’s no better example to look to than Netter’s founder, Ira Harkavy (C ‘70), who attended Penn as an undergraduate and founded the center in 1992.
The story of Penn's upcoming student–run and produced Bifocal Film Festival doesn’t start where you would expect it to—in Philadelphia. Rather, it begins in Kenya.
Graffiti–covered piers. Half–finished high rises. Abandoned high schools. If you're an adult on the Internet, you likely see photos of these desolate urban spaces constantly. Maybe you've been to one yourself. After all, there's an undeniable allure to investigating these empty sites. In these spaces, stories of past inhabitants are almost palpable, and the space's future is a looming mystery. This magnetism, as well as the thrill of occupying spaces when one most definitely should not, encourages the growing practice of urban exploration, in which people visit abandoned spaces or buildings under construction.
The frenzied buzz over Bong Joon–ho’s phenomenal Parasite (2019) seems to have just been yesterday, with both a sweeping victory at the Oscars and the box office (the fourth highest grossing foreign film in the United States). Decision to Leave (2022), a crime thriller from the celebrated Korean auteur Park Chan–wook, was recently released in the United States, and the film has been often described by the press in tandem with Parasite. Decision To Leave had its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival with a tremendous success, and it also aims to be a leading contender in the 2023 Oscar race. While it is still extremely hard to replicate Parasite’s success, Decision to Leave is in no way less glamorous. In fact, the audience may be left much more emotionally struck after watching Decision to Leave.
Growing up, I mainly saw José Altuve through beloved grocery store H–E–B’s commercials. My exposure to baseball was limited to what I saw in passing while my mom or grandpa were watching the game. In the fall, I knew that every time I’d turn on the TV, I’d find a commercial featuring Altuve and Alex Bregman grilling burgers, eating snacks, and having a good time while representing every Texan’s favorite grocery store.
You may know it as the best place to SABS on a sunny day or ground zero for every student group and their requisite free* Insomnia Cookies, but the Arts, Research, and Culture House is more than just a pretty face. The building has long been a pillar of Penn’s rich multicultural community, housing minority affinity groups such as La Casa Latina, the Pan–Asian American Cultural House, and MAKUU, Penn’s Black cultural center. Since it opened in 2014, ARCH has become a hub not only for each respective community, offering programming and events relating to particular cultural identities, but also for groups of students to foster a sense of belonging within and without the physical space.
At the age of five, Taryn Flaherty (C ‘25) was already an activist. Of course, she put her own childhood spin on it, adding a tasteful fairytale touch.
Oneness: Nature & Connectivity in Chinese Art is bringing the Chinese artistic tradition and landscape to Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Containing works by four prominent contemporary Chinese artists, the show tackles the intersections between humanism and environmentalism. It creates a continuous dialogue through the timeline of Chinese art, placing works like a 16th–century hanging scroll and Emperor’s Dragon Robe (Mang Pao) (c. 1840) alongside modern sculpture and ink paintings. For those looking to journey across the globe and through history, look no further than this immersive exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
“I love limes.” Who would've guessed that such a simple phrase from the 2020 Architectural Digest tour of actress Dakota Johnson’s mansion would have caused a new obsession with a naturalistic lifestyle? In particular, the famous minimalist kitchen where her infamous fruits were displayed is what led to thousands of TikTok videos praising her design choices.
The American epidemic of gun violence has infiltrated the increasingly popular genre of hip–hop. In the past few years, it seems as if the hip–hop community has been hit with endless tragedy. In the late 1990s, the deaths of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur were a devastating anomaly. Now, since 2018, at least one big hip–hop name has died a gun–related death each year, leading fans and celebrities to call for gun reform across the country. But unsurprisingly, the media continues to blame the hip–hop genre itself for the senseless murders, rather than the true culprit: guns.
The University of Pennsylvania is one of hundreds of colleges educating students who attended high school during the COVID–19 pandemic. These students were taking courses foundational to college instruction when their high schools pivoted to remote instruction for a period of time to protect students and staff. But online learning was inaccessible for many high school students and was not always as thorough as in–person instruction. Students could not always receive key services from schools. Even when schools returned to in–person teaching, the transition was disjointed, with higher rates of teacher and student absenteeism. This led to what many are calling “learning loss,” an issue especially felt by those who had less funding, resources, and support from their schools during remote learning. Learning loss is evident in recent declining ACT scores and anecdotal remarks from educators and students sharing the barriers and difficulties of online instruction.
The screen opens up with beautiful shots of a wedding on the Queen Elizabeth II ship. Nat King Cole’s crooning voice on “L-O-V-E” sounds through the screen. Fireworks begin to sizzle to the edges of the frame. The credits roll: “Dennis Quaid … Natasha Richardson …”