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Hey Now, Highball! (46 Weeks To Go)

By Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C’93, and Kiera Reilly, C’93

You never know what treasures you will find when cleaning out the attic, basement, or boxes of things in the back of a closet. As we countdown the weeks to our 25th Penn reunion #93tothe25th, we are encouraging classmates to share photos, memories or mementos of our time at Penn.

Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C’93, found some items from Penn in her attic. One was the Spring 1990 issue of Highball Magazine, a humor magazine created by Penn students. This issue is the 35th anniversary issue.

The Spring 1990 issue of Highball Magazine at Penn, courtesy of Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C'93

The Spring 1990 issue of Highball Magazine, photo courtesy of Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C’93

Melanie writes:

I was cleaning out my attic and found a few mementos from Penn you might be interested in…my personal favorite, an edition of Highball Magazine with a very interesting page inside.

No, not the masthead…

Masthead page of Highball Magazine's Spring 1990 issue, photo courtesy of Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C'93

Masthead page of Highball Magazine’s Spring 1990 issue, photo courtesy of Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C’93

Perhaps this page?

Page inside Highball Magazine's Spring 1990 issue with Donald Trump, photo by Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C'93

Page inside Highball Magazine’s Spring 1990 issue, photo courtesy of Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C’93

Melanie says,

I did not write for Highball, and I’m not sure why I kept it, but the Trump thing was too funny not to share.

What do you have in your attic? Share it with us by emailing upenn1993@gmail.com.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of June 23 – 24, 2017, marked 46 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 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 upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

Important hotel update! Overwhelming response from our great class has sold out the Downtown Marriott Class of 1993 room block for Saturday night. Here are alternatives if you are planning the Saturday night stay. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details:

1. Call the Downtown Marriott directly and book by phone under the “UPenn Alumni Weekend 2018” room block for $259/night. Call (800) 320-5744 (for international classmates, call (215) 625-2900)
2. Book the Downtown Marriott on-line but select “Attendee” from the drop-down menu.
3. Book at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel room block which is directly across the street and $279/night.
4. Book at the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown room block which is just 2 blocks away and $244/night.


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Drink a Highball…at Nightfall

By Kiera Reilly, C’93  @KieraReilly

The Penn Class of 1993 hosted a pre-20th reunion party in DC tonight, organized by classmates Minal Damani, Brandon Fitzgerald and Brinda Jadeja.

Red and Blue Highballs were served.

Red-Blue Highballs

Here’s a Toast to Dear Old Penn!

And, here’s another photo to remind us how long ago we were on campus, courtesy of Debbie Frank, C’93.

Alcohol sign

For details about our Saturday parade and picnic, and BIG class Quad party, click here!

Don’t forget to follow our Facebook and Twitter.

Check out who is planning to come here. Go online and register now!

Meet us at the Button in May!


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yPenn Highball Comes to Philly

Author: Drew Feith-Tye Asia, C’09

Calling all Penn Alumni in Classes 1997 to 2011!

You are cordially invited to yPenn’s first ever HighBall in Philadelphia this Saturday, March 31 from 9 PM to 1 AM. We will be partying at Stotesbury Mansion (1923 Walnut Street). The event is 21+ to enter, and will feature a full open bar, light bites, dancing, and the musical stylings of Penn alumnus and DJ, Akpo Omene! This event shouldn’t be missed, so register HERE right now.

Tickets are $40 online and $45 at the door, so get decked out in your favorite cocktail attire and join your fellow young alumni in the City of Brotherly Love!

HighBall hahy-bawl (n.) – A massive, blow-out party for you and your friends. Here's an example from last year's party in New York.

How AWESOME does this place look?

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Drink a Highball

Author: Stephanie Yee, C’08

There was a time before my Penn career when I didn’t know the lyrics to “Drink a Highball.” Now, I actually find myself singing the song one, two, sometimes three times per day – especially if the day includes a Penn Alumni event or a Penn Men’s Basketball game (Thanks, Penn Band!). Here is a cheat sheet for those of you who haven’t committed the lines to memory.

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