The DP Joke Issue (58 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

Remember picking up your issue of The Daily Pennsylvanian as you left the High Rises, or walked through Steiny-D? And once a year the stories seemed not quite right? The annual DP Joke issue always caused a stir, with some stories seeming plausible enough to be real, so that the other stories that were truly off-the-wall were believed.

I searched The DP’s archives to find the Joke Issues for our time at Penn. But since the issues weren’t called “joke issue” in the paper, I only found one so far, the one from our senior year, which was published on March 30, 1993.

The joke stories on the front page:

  • Hackeny Nixed for NEH Post
  • Seinfeld to Speak to Grads
  • U. May Sell Off High Rises
  • Dorms to be Wired for Burglar Alarms
  • First Daughter Sues “Street”
The March 30, 1993 front page of The Daily Pennsylvanian

The March 30, 1993 front page of The Daily Pennsylvanian

You can see the entire issue in The Daily Pennsylvanian’s archives.

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

March 31 – April 1, 2017, marked 58 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 2018)! 

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us!
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  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.



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