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How did you spend your fall break?

SATURDAY ¯$206: Plane ride to Sarasota, FL Where grandparents live out their twilight years ¯$85: Fake ID Because being under 65 is apparently not kosher SUNDAY ¯$4.99: Neon yellow fanny pack Before American Apparel decided it was cool, seniors everywhere gave it the collective thumbs up ¯$24.99: Aloha-print shirt Short sleeves of course; I didn't want to be the only one without. ¯$29.95: A ukulele To strum along to the sunset MONDAY ¯$6.00: Admission to the Ringling Museum of the American Circus I have a newfound respect for the Bearded Lady ¯$14.99: Barry Manilow's greatest hits album Gossip fodder for the elevator TUESDAY ¯$17.99: The early bird special at Yoder's, the local Amish haunt What can I say, I missed dear old Pennsylvania ¯$3.99: "I

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Ego of the Week

The youngest designer ever to have made a Bergdorf Goodman personal appearance, Jessie Della Femina was featured in the New York Times and on Larry King Live before she even graduated high school.

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Direct line to my heart

Differentiating between friends has always been stressful. Remember first grade with the heart-halves necklaces?

by KERRY GOLDS

Ego of the week

We asked Yasmin "everybody knows her" Radjy how to make friends and influence people. Street: Why do they call you "Big Pun?" Yasmin Radjy: Because I pun-ish my friends and family regularly with my pun-gently awful sense of humor. Street: Can you pun in different languages? YR: Yes, bilingual puns are my favorite.

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In The House

We give ourselves names in order to belong, in order to give ourselves a history. Although few Penn students are likely to be involved in any official street gang or mob activity, the need to create a family endures.

by CHLOÉ HURLEY

A ca-hella

My housemate just got blindfolded and kidnapped. Should I frantically flag down a Spectaguard or break in the new PennAlert system?

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Egos of the week

Street: How long have you been friends? David Rimoch: We met in middle school when we were 11, but became friends sophomore year of high school. Street: What were your first impressions of each other? Pedro Gerson: One of the first stories I have is that in 8th grade I was in the principal's office and I saw a list of the class rankings for everyone in our year.

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My semester abroad (while staying at penn)

At the end of the summer when many of my classmates, and most of my friends, jetted off to their new and exciting locales for this semester, I hopped on a plane headed straight back to junior year in Philadelphia.

by SARAH INGRAM

EGO OF THE WEEK

Street: What was your first reaction when you found out what your freshman superlative ["If Rivers Cuomo and Kermit the Frog had a child.

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Power Cored

Early one Saturday morning, we woke up ready and willing to get our asses kicked by Punk Rock Boot Camp.

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HOW did you spend your nso?

TUESDAY $140: Fake ID Bring it on, Smoke's. WEDNESDAY $425: Brother's Fine Furniture Look up classy in the dictionary and you'll see a picture of my red leather couch. THURSDAY $250: Wine & Spirits I didn't mind that this all disappeared in one night, but did they have to drink all my Martinelli's?! $2.12: McDonald's Every good story begins with, "So it was 3 a.m., and I went to McDonald's." $10.89: Lowe's Told parents I bought spare light bulbs; really bought the parts for a beer bong. $16.11: Fresh Grocer You can't have a party without Solo cups. $13.00: Liberty Taxi A sound investment if your idea of a good night is a half hour wait outside Red Sky. FRIDAY $586.51: Campus Bookstore I hate this place so much, but behold the power of bursar. $76.06: Tangerine Restaurant If your date isn't all over you by the end of dinner here, you have no game. SATURDAY $100: Apple Computer credit Not looking so cool for buying the iPhone early now, am I? $21.47: PhillyCarShare I wonder if transporting a 300-pound ice luge in the backseat is a breach of contract. SUNDAY $5.09: CVS I admit it, I was the guy who was stealing the rest of the house's body wash this week.

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How I spent my summer vacation

Forget what you eat - you are what you do. Penn generously gives you four months of summer to use as you wish.

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Long distance love

there is no better way to learn tolerance and become more culturally aware than by living and interacting with a variety of people.

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Ego of the week

Street: Has anyone ever told you that you looked like a celebrity? If so, who? Jim Newell: Not really, only in spurts.

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Fling: from those

With temperatures far from spring-like forecasted for the weekend, it can be hard to rally enthusiasm for this favorite Penn tradition.

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How to fling with a paper due on monday

We may call ourselves "social," but the fact is that, for better or for worse, we are an Ivy. And though it is Penn's Ivy-ness that drew us here, it is also this same quality that tortures us most on Spring Fling weekend.

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Ego of the week

Consider Flinging with College senior and FlingSafe emeritus Josh Matz. He's infectious. Street: Looking forward to Fling? Joshua Matz: I don't think I've done Fling since freshman year. Street: Where did you live freshman year? JM: I was in the Quad in the residential program for the study of emerging infectious diseases.

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Ego of the week

Street: Is psychology a hard major or an easy major? Brooke Tancer: You can make it an easy or a hard major.

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Navigating locust walk

Freud once said, "Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average." Nowhere is that more clear than on Penn's great libidinal playground, Locust Walk.

by ALEX JACOBS

Ego of the Week: Reg TIgerman

Street: What is the breakfast of champions? Reg Tigerman: Breakfast is for losers. I eat brunch.

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