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Slim-down countdown

There are 16 days until Spring Break, and you are fat. That leaves you five days for bingeing, two days to "work out" and "eat healthy," and nine days to crash diet so that you can trawl the beaches without being accidentally harpooned by a nearsighted sailor.

by 34TH STREET

Slim-down countdown

There are 16 days until Spring Break, and you are fat. That leaves you five days for bingeing, two days to "work out" and "eat healthy," and nine days to crash diet so that you can trawl the beaches without being accidentally harpooned by a nearsighted sailor.

by 34TH STREET

Daily schedule

9:00 a.m.: Wake up. Admire the thread count. 9:30: Enter shower. 9:40: Wet badger-hair shaving brush with warm water, apply lather to face. 10:15: Check [Stanford] Encyclopedia [of Philosophy] Word of the Day.

by A. R. JACOBS

Ego of the week

Coming to Penn from Australia by way of the elite Institut d'‚tudes politiques, junior Damien Bright makes a memorable impression.

by 34TH STREET

In my defense...

Calling me pretentious? Oh, aren't you original! Now let us pretend for a minute that you're not hurling uninformed vitriol at me to compensate for your own inadequacy and failure, and give it to me straight, friend: how can I just be an unassuming regular Joe? I could watch the boob tube, yeah?

by JIM GOLDBLUM

The Engineering Library

engineering library The Engineering Library keeps it real. This library is not spacious, but there is a lot of personal space and the entire facility is well lit.

by TUSHAR VASHISHT

FISHER FINE ARTS LIBRARY

Fisher Fine Arts is like Van Pelt's well-behaved, socially awkward, yet pretty older sister. With beautifully carved red stone and intricate stained glass windows, its architecture puts all other Penn buildings to shame.

by ELIZA ROTHSTEIN

BIOMEDICAL Library

The Biomedical Library is a quiet getaway from the populated floors of Van Pelt. This secluded spot is located on Hamilton Walk, cleverly concealed behind the lower Quadrangle.

by MARIANA KVITKO

Biddle Law Library

Most law schools evaluate a combination of GPA and LSAT scores to admit their students. Penn, however, appears to use sex appeal as their deciding factor, resulting in a law library chock full of Gregory Pecks and Reese Witherspoons.

by HILLARY SMITH

Dental library

Tucked away in the Schattner Center at 40th and Spruce, the Dental Library seems remote from undergraduate life.

by PRIYANKA DEV

Ego of the week

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.

by 34TH STREET

Where Have All the Desktops Gone?

I steal a lot of computers -- it's just what I do. And you know what, I'm really good at it. My stats speak for themselves: single-day high, 42; career total, a fucking shit load... trust me.

by 34TH STREET

Can't Live Wii It, Can't Live Wii-out It

Ironically, video games - the iconic pastime of slackers and couch potatoes - have now incorporated the exact thing from which they first strived to escape: physical activity.

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Ego of the week

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?

by 34TH STREET

Ego of the week

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.

by 34TH STREET

Ego of the Week

Street: So you had a pretty sweet summer internship. How'd you score it? EM: Like, everyone thinks it's 'cause my dad's Street's stockbroker.

by MERYL EINIS

Ego Boost: Pollinate this

Ok, so this is a column about the cool new college drug. Need a byline. Meryl Street, orchid connoisseur/addict snorts with Street?

by MERYL CHARLIE KAUFMAN

Ego of the Week: Queen of Couture

Street: You're the head of The WALK project. How did you get invovled? Lea Artis: I'm co-president of DZine 2 Show, the fashion society on campus.

by 34TH STREET

BONUS Ego of the Week

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.

by 34TH STREET

Ego Boost

The situation: 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. The choices: 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.

by STEPHEN MORSE

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