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Ego

Your civic booty: take it to the poles

It's all about over-exaggerating," Nicole advises her students as they practice floor work. She narrates as she demonstrates, lying face down on the wooden floor of the one-room studio.

by JACLYN EINIS

Ego Boost

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.

by STEPHEN MORSE

Ego of the Week: She's a maneater

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.

by 34TH STREET

Ego Boost: Ego 911

The Situation: 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.

by JACLYN EINIS

Halloween

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by CHRIS POLIQUIN

WTHN WTF?

You know it's good when they don't even need a sign out front. WTHN, an unmarked sneaker and streetwear shop on North Third Street, is the place that's got what no one else can find.

by LIZ HOLM

Ego of the Week

Street goes urban with CEO of Ova Da Wall Apparel and founder of Koherent Records, Wharton senior Sean Koh. Street: Can you tell us about your fashion label? Sean Koh: It's a fashion company that specializes in high-end urban couture.

by 34TH STREET

Wishing on art star

In life, you're encouraged to avoid clich‚s. There are always more descriptive, less hackneyed ways to explicate one's thoughts and ideas.

by LIZ HOLM

Ego Boost

Let's face it -- you're not distinguished. It's mid-October, you've already resorted to Bursar funds, Paul Ryan still doesn't know your name, your room is furnished by IKEA, 1920 Commons and, perhaps the most embarrassing, posters from the people outside the Bookstore.

by 34TH STREET

Hip-o-meter

Oh so Hip skydiving Sky Mall Superman endotherms Dale Ambien The R1 airport shuttle Bloody Marys on international flights kind of hip Penguins mile high club Chip Jet Blue kite surfing liquids carrying on not hip liquids & gels Batman Sitting bitch Legless Reptiles on an Aviation Device checking luggage in sporks tweezers sooooooo not hip The aviator paying $26.50 to take a taxi to the airport peanut allergies crying babies plastic silverware Spiderman

by 34TH STREET

Ego of the week

Street: When did you first become interested in flight? Ali Dhanaliwala: I wanted to be a pilot since I was six, but my parents convinced me that it would be an awful job because I would always be away from my family and that I should be a doctor instead.

by 34TH STREET

Ground Control to Major Tom

If you're afraid of flying, well this section isn't for you. And if you think flight is no longer what it once was in the days when folks would take their families for a day at the airport - well, you're so out of touch.

by JACLYN EINIS

Hot air up there

My great uncle, in the Union Army, happened to be stationed in Washington D.C., and the army was presenting these new hot air balloons to President Lincoln at the White House.

by STEPHEN MORSE

Ego boost

You wouldn't know a classy broad if she took a dump on your head - but we'll give you the 411 on first-class flying etiquette, so the next time you're seated next to Nicolas Cage because of your last-minute upgrade, you'll know how to hold your own. Hang in the Admirals Club beforehand with your fellow high rollers.

by 34TH STREET

He's not related to the veep

The right to form a cooperative isn't exclusive to hippies selling organic squash gourds and locally harvested apples.

by JACLYN EINIS

Floorplans

A veritable co-op, Black Floor Gallery is an experimental collaboration of six Ohio-bred craftsmen/artists/entrepreneurs who left the Midwest to lead the bohemian life in the big city.

by ELIZA ROTHSTEIN

Ego of the Week

Famed hand-kisser, nude model and Viagra tester gives Street a peek inside his portfolio Street: So David, you're a pretty popular guy around campus.

by 34TH STREET

HIP-O-METER: Date Version

SO HIP THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY SPLITTING THE BILL POLYURETHANE RUBBERS A KISS AT THE DOOR QUOTING SEX AND THE CITY LAUGHING WHEN THE FOOD IS LATE/SUCKS BRINGING TWO BOTTLES OF WINE TO THE BYOB KIND OF HIP HOOKING UP IN THE POOL MIXED-RACE RELATIONSHIPS SWAPPING DATES A NIGHT OF THEATRE WALKING HER TO THE DOOR MAKING OUT ON A ROOF NOT HIP PARKS AFTER DARK LIFESTYLES FREE CONDOMS FROM YOUR G.A. CHEATERS & JOEY GRECO CHIVALRY (IT'S DEAD) STIFFING THE CABBIE TEMPER TANTRUM AT THE WAITER REALLY, REALLY NOT HIP OLLIE STONE'S WORLD TRADE CENTER ON THE FIRST DATE DEEPTHROATING IN PUBLIC QUOTING BORAT BRINGING UP THE EX RECOUNTING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EAGLES GAME A MARILYN MANSON CONCERT

by 34TH STREET

EGO BOOST

When boys and girls get together, you should expect the unexpected. Pray for the best, but prepare for the worst.

by LIZ HOLM

DATING BY DISTRICT: A GUY'S GUIDE

Gone are the days of carriage rides and courtship rituals. Today's acts of chivalry include a pump of a keg or the toss of a quarter at Sink or Swim.

by JACLYN EINIS

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