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Ego of the week

What year are you and what's your major? I'm a senior, and I'm an urban studies major. Where are you from? I'm from Brooklyn. Trick or Treat? Treat! What was your best Halloween costume? When I was seven, I dressed up as a candy cane.

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Thrift or treat

The culturally observant and 'oh so wise' film Mean Girls told us all that "Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." But this fall, rather than dressing up like those dime a dozen dime-store whores again you can do something creative and be a thrift-store hoarder.

by ELIZA ROTHSTEIN

Find your Chi

Worried about balancing your yin and yang during the sugar-loaded and provocative Halloween season? By taking a few simple precautions, one can ensure a harmonious night of terror and mischief. 1 Choose your undergarments wisely.

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Top 3 Pieces of Japanese Sanitary Technology

The Japanese are renowned for their technological prowess, and it is little surprise that they have applied their acumen to personal hygiene.

by ADLEY ZAYAN

Ethan Lipsitz: "People have said that it's like a lion's mane."

What's your major? I study the city. I'm an urban studies major. Where are you from? I'm from Brookline, Massachusetts.

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Ahead of the Patch

I had a Blackberry long before they became socially acceptable. Back in '03, I was forced into adopting the burgeoning technology.

by SAMANTHA LIPTON

A very special "Ask Louise"

Technology is supposed to solve problems, but its definition needs to be instigator of problems. The self-checkout line in the grocery store saves time, but not when the barcode fails to scan.

by LOUISE MCCREADY

Editors' Picks

If the Ego section editors had to pick a person to play them in a made-for-TV movie called, A Day in the Life Of ...who would it be? Janice Hahn I'd pick Margaret Cho to play me.

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Ego of the week

What is your major? My major is Political Science and English, and I'm doing a minor in History.

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Topplegang

As a clumsy person, I appreciate the art of falling. But as an exceptionally clumsy person, I am running out of locations to bruise or embarrass myself.

by GENA KATZ

Fancy a doppelgang?

A doppelganger, your eerie likeness, body double or evil twin, can show up anywhere: in New Jersey, on Locust Walk, in another social scene, in another realm, during time travel.... They can bring news of impending catastrophe, or even foreshadow your death!

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What's your favorite book?

Catcher in the Rye You've moved to the head of your English class by drawing uncanny parallels between every literary character and Holden Caulfield.

by CARLY ZAKIN

Metafiction

Call me Ishmael. Never mind. This is my book. Call me Isabel. And call this article my first novel. In my Intro to Comparative Literature class (a requirement I'd neglected until this penultimate semester) three enthusiastic students -- all freshmen -- ardently flailed spread palms in the air in response to the professor's inquiry as to who among us had written a book.

by ISABEL COWLES

Vera's wang

This summer I had the good fortune of landing an internship that I actually enjoyed. Working in public relations and licensing for Vera Wang not only exposed me to several facets of fashion design and marketing, but the perks have also followed up -- most recently, allowing me to attend the show in New York this past week.

by KATE BERG

DIY: How to make Fashion week last all year

What do you do when the sweatshop goes out to lunch? Osh! Kosh! By! Gosh! Do it yourself. Even if you can't magnadoodle your class notes in perfect calligraphy, you still should shake it up, and do a little something creative once in a while.

by GENA KATZ

Spring forward, Fall dress code

Whether fashion is a personal statement, a cultural expression or a worthless indulgence, we may never know.

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Ego of the week

Who is your fashion inspiration? I'd say probably my sisters and Kirsten Dunst. Where are you from? Orlando, Florida.

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Ask freud

The advice columns of the past were written by old women who wore reading glasses and were read by pubescent teens who were too shy to ask a real person about nocturnal emissions.

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Ego of the Week

Cristina Alberto: "I'm contributing to the Olsen empire." How would you describe your look? No, I don't know.

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Me, Myself and Ego

People want to read about people, people. So here you have it. Ego wants to celebrate Penn's (and by extension, Philadelphia's) scrappy individuals -- the styles, characters, cultures, subcultures, quirks and anomalies that make some people a little cooler, a little more attractive and just generally more interesting.

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