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Ego Boost

The mere act of puffing on the Cuban your cousin smuggled back from Spring Break is by no means a rite of passage to cigar-savvy.

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Ego of the week

Street: When did you first take up the hobby of pipe smoking? Nick Roosevelt: Actually, the first time I smoked was in the Quad.

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Got a Woody?

Our biggest misconception is that it's gonna be stuffy and I'm not talking about the air quality, I'm talking about the people." Thanks to both the highest quality air filtration system on the market and a down-to-earth proprietor, the atmosphere at Mahogany on Walnut is anything but stuffy. North Jersey native Tom Piazza was the first of his family to explore the cigar industry.

by STEPHEN MORSE

Penn's hidden gems

1. Koch's Deli (43rd and Locust) The best sandwiches in Philly - hands down. Though Bob Koch is dead (RIP, man), the new ownership has maintained ALL of Koch's tradtions, from making you wait in line for hours to handing out enough free samples of meat to make you full by the time you get your food. 2.

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Ego of the week

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?

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Ego Boost

Those first few weeks of classes can be intimidating. But remember, in a world of pseudo-intellectuals and self-appointed financial gurus, acting like you know your shit is half the battle.

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Tina the tailor

Tina Kang at Natural Cleaners 225 S 17th St. (215) 732-3880 According to Tina Kang, everyone else is an impersonator -- and a lousy one at that.

by YVONNE DELBANCO

Ego of the week

Jamila Willis: "It's pronounced De-sign!" This over-involved senior Communications & Econ major is a designer, a Friar and a West Philly tutor.

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Daniel Vosovic

Project Runway's 2006 runner-up and fan-favorite, Daniel Vosovic, took some time out of his schedule to talk to Ego about the show, his future aspirations and Tim Gunn.

by CLAIRE STAPLETON

Thank you, Craig Newmark

Founded in 1995 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Craigslist -- the brainchild of Craig Newmark -- now spans 150 cities globally and hosts three billion page views per month.

by YVONNE DELBANCO

Free at last! FREE AT LAST!

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.

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Ego of the week

This girl is FIERCE. As the members of the Excelano Project, the readers of CO-ED Magazine, and the Penn-community-at-large will tell you, home girl's got it goin' on.

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Your guide to ...

With warmer weather, a winding-down semester and spring-cleaning comes rebirth of cultural opportunity!

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Simply Chaos

Saturday night, on a relatively bare stage at the Harold Prince Theater, sat the two classic staples of stand-up comedy: a mic stand and a wooden stool.

by ALEX JACOBS

Ego of the Week

Jimmy Fanelly: 'I whistle when I walk.' Senior Mask and Wigger Jimmy Fanelly has the voice of an angel, the posture of a small bird and the physique of a Greek god.

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Yiffy!

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.

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Sex in the philly

Spring is in the air. At Ego, that can only mean two things: the triumphant last installment of Penn's Next Top Model, and sex.

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Ego of the week

Quake is Penn's first and only literary erotica magazine, and Jessica is its esteemed co-editor-in-chief.

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Penn's Next top Model (Week Two)

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.

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Penn's next top model

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.

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