Street: Do girls scare you?
Dan Mingle: Most of them, yeah. Like one's with mustaches.
Street: What are your opinions of the Spectaguards?
DM: I don't even know what a Spectaguard is.
Street: They're the Penn guards that ya know, guard?
Ben Franklin once counseled, "Let honesty and industry be thy constant companions, and spend one penny less than thy clear gains; then shall thy pocket begin to thrive." In the spirit of our founding father, Ego sent three willing (and excessively spirited) writers on the most frugal of journeys into the heart of Philadelphia.
Nerve.com: part of the "smart-sex" movement; an online magazine that publishes "cuntsure (and cocksure) prose and fiction as well striking photographs of naked people that capture more than their flesh."
Bear community: homosexual subculture encompassing men with stocky builds, facial hair and hyper-masculine demeanors.
Philly cubs: a Penn-affiliated social organization for 18-25 year old "bears, cubs, chubs, Ursulas, transbears, admirers & friends." Not for the Berensteins.
The judges have spoken, and only five girls remain to snag the cover of Street. This week's challenge: to blend in with your surroundings by dressing as a natural element (earth, wind, fire, water) and to brave the glare of Bio Pond loiterers.
EGO proudly presents the first installment of our very own modeling competition. These nine fierce ladies braved 25‹¨« weather to strut on our "Boho Industrial" runway for celeb photographer Phil Leff (see below). Stay tuned for more shoots, beauty, hot looks and tears.
Are you FIERCE? Starting next week, tune in for installments of Street's own modeling competition, "Penn's Next Top Model." Follow a group of Penn's very own and help decide who will still be in the running to be Penn's next top model.
Fine Arts senior "Steph G-T" specializes in painting and dabbles in all areas of cultural refinement (she's also an English major). This artsy intellectual rocks Philly-fied boho style and homemade neckwarmers.
Who is your style icon?
Lee Radziwell, Lauren Hutton in American Gigolo, Andre 3000.
What's been your greatest creation?
My knitted neckwarmer.
PMA, ICA or the Fisher Fine Arts library?
The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
On a mission to understand Penn's public works through their histories, influences and rumors, Street writers explore the meaning of art (and life)
The "Split Button," constructed by Claes Oldenburg in June of 1981 located in front of Van Pelt library, has become a favorite (and contentious) part of Penn's folklore.