More than its ego, senior English major Kelly Landers is the library's id. We attempted to learn the truth about this fashionista's symbiotic relationship with Van Pelt.
Street: So you spend a lot of time at Van Pelt.
Kelly Landers: It's been noticed by quite a few.
We asked Engineering junior Tal Raviv, creator of the celebrated College House videos for prospective students and holder of the Guinness Book of World Record's title for the largest ball of packing tape, ¨Qu‚ tal?
Did you take last semester off?
Jeffers, president of the BIG-C.
Aside from Panhel and the Interfraternity Council, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs oversees the Bicultural Inter-Greek Council (BIG-C), which is the umbrella organization for Penn's historically African-American, Latino/Latina, and Asian Greek letter organizations.
Explain your sweatshirt.
I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. which is one of 13 groups under BIG-C.
Street: Are you excited about turning 21?
Michelle: Yes and no. I mean, its not like I haven't had alcohol before.
Street: No?! Stop it.
Michelle: Well, I got my first taste at age 3.
Street: Where were your parents?
Michelle: That summer my parents were painting a house.
You're at a party of ballers, but you can't stand anyone. You're gritting your teeth so hard you're convinced that you just swallowed a chunk of enamel.
Excuse yourself to the bathroom and never return, mingle for 30 minutes before making a good excuse to exit, or suck it up and stay the course - because you never know what offers will come when drunken conversations ensue.
The obvious answer:
Remain at the party for just enough time to have a few cocktails and get a few business cards.
Lovin' and Learnin' with Philomathean Society supreme ruler Gerard Leone who is convinced Philomathean means "love of learning."
Street: So how'd you get involved with Philo?
Gerard Leone: I tried out my fall semester freshman year, but I didn't get in.
Oh So Hip
Kanye's workout plan
Jane Fonda's workout
Some people go to Pottruck to shed a few pounds, while others aim to bulk up. And then there's everyone else: the folks who claim to visit 37th and Walnut for a workout, but are really only working out their hormones.
Street: How long have you been participating in the bodybuilding competition?
Jess Carlin: My freshman year I was with the Fly Girls, which is what the track team calls itself for the opening dance performance.
You're getting down and dirty at Smokes, sporting beer goggles thicker than Minkus' spectacles, and you decide it's acceptable to make out with Perpetually Sweaty Boy/Girl from your Econ recitation.