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Eating and Scooping Ice Cream for a Great Cause – Again!

Author: Stephanie Yee, C’08

Two years ago, I blogged about an amazing volunteer event involving ice cream. This year, the Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia volunteered at the event again, but this time, it was the 15th annual “all-you-can-eat” ice cream Super Scooper event. Tons of people came out for ice cream, even though it was a very rainy day. Here are some photos from the event.

A rainy, cloudy, and gloomy day at Penn’s Landing.

A rainy, cloudy, and gloomy day at Penn’s Landing.


Scooping Ben & Jerry's Blueberry Cheesecake Frozen Greek yogurt.

Scooping Ben & Jerry’s Blueberry Cheesecake Frozen Greek Yogurt.

Penn alumni volunteers!

Penn alumni volunteers!


The sun finally came out in time to help make the ice cream more "scoopable."

The sun finally came out in time to help make the ice cream more “scoopable.”

Cute cups of delicious ice cream. You know you want some now.

Cute cups of delicious ice cream.

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July 23, 2013 · 9:55 am

Author: Dan Ber…

Author: Dan Bernick, C’14

Winter break is supposed to be relaxing.  Time off from school and away from campus; time spent with family and friends at your home; time for vacation or movies or shopping.  Winter break is supposed to be relaxing, but then again, I’m a Penn student.

Winter break is for cleaning out your email.  My inbox gets especially full during finals because I “never have time” to actually read and sort email.  Worse yet, it takes a long time to respond to them (sorry if I have not gotten back to you yet).  Once the inbox is clean, it’s worth taking a look at all the folders and label systems I have, deleting useless ones and creating new ones for next semester.

Winter break is for filling out applications.  Programs and clubs and positions all have applications due the first few weeks in January.  The good student has been working diligently all semester on these.  But I tell myself all semester that I will have tons of time over winter break to work on them.  It means writing essays (uh-oh writer’s block), getting letters of recommendation (sorry I forgot to mention its due in a week – thanks!), and trying to make yourself look good on paper (as long as I don’t attach a photo I should be ok).

Winter break is for preparing for next semester.  Classes need to be dropped and changed and dropped again, and I need to quadruple check that all of my courses fulfill at least six different requirements each.  This meticulous search of PenninTouch is not for the faint of heart.  Then I need to work on housing, textbooks, and, of course, finding a summer internship.  Done well, preparation makes the next few months smooth sailing.

But like I said, I’m a Penn student.  I make my to-do list and hide it in a drawer until the last few days of break.  Then (hopefully, fingers crossed, I promise I’ll be better next break), I will take out the list and start getting things done.

Winter break is for relaxing, and for better or worse, that is what I have been doing.

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January 6, 2012 · 3:59 pm