34th Street Magazine is part of a student-run nonprofit.

Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on our site.

Campus Life

Ego of the week

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

by 34TH STREET

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!

by 34TH STREET

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.

by 34TH STREET

Ego of the week

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

by 34TH STREET

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.

by 34TH STREET

Ego of the Week

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

by 34TH STREET

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.

by 34TH STREET

Lego my Ego

God, if you are a feminist please do not strike me down with your giant field hockey stick. Because, I tend to believe that for girls, hooking up is a lot more about ego, and for boys about unhooking bras.

by GENA KATZ

Reviving the lost art of the dinner party

With summer ending and the back-to-school high wearing off, the season can start to lend itself more to social anxiety than an endless flow of good vibes.

by CLAIRE STAPLETON

This is my confession

There are no excuses. I know I'm very bad but I can't seem to help it. And as much as I hate to use the term, I just may be obsessed.

by DAN BLANCHARD

Just keep sucking

I was eating an entire box of Popsicles in one sitting when I realized: I am obsessed with Popsicles.

by ILENA PARKER

I'm not well

Earlier this week I was sitting with some friends when I realized something: I was talking about myself.

by GRANT GINDER

Comme Des Garcon

In 1981, when everyone else was wearing technicolored spandex and plastic baubles, Rei Kawakubo, the founder of uber-rad clothing line, Comme des Gar?on, was clothing her models in slashed up sculptures that were black from head-to-toe.

by NICKIE HUANG

Play Ball

Turning Japanese is difficult. Even if you think that you are, you probably are not. Even if you really think so, you most likely won't.

by GENA KATZ

Mo' Tokyo, yo

Remember when you used to venture fearlessly around continental Europe without running into every caustic Tom, Dick and Harry from Penn that a) you already slept with, b) you loathe and avoid like e.

by 34TH STREET

PennConnects

Most Read