Big Questions Ep. 18: University of Pennsylvania

Big Questions Ep. 18: University of Pennsylvania

September 21, 2019 20 By Stanley Isaacs


(upbeat music) – I’m Sam Clark with Crimson Education and we’re here at the
University of Pennsylvania to ask some big questions. (fast electronic music) – My favorite thing about Penn
is how it’s in a big city, but when you’re on campus it
really doesn’t feel like it ’cause it’s such a unique area and space and Locust walk it really
doesn’t feel like you’re in the middle of a huge city,
but you can go outside of it and you’re in Philadelphia. – I think the best thing
about Penn is just my friends. I met some really, really cool people, including Brooke here. And I know I’m gonna be friends with them for like a really long time. – I have to agree. We’re both on the volleyball team and those are some of our closest friends. It’s something I really value. – And also it would be an
amazing number and variety of student groups on campus. I’ve really been able to find my niche in Penn’s extracurricular area. It’s really amazing. – All right, well, there
are a lot of best things about Penn, but one of
them for sure is the fact that we have a really
great balance of academics and social lives here. And there are a lot of
communities to get involved in. Everyone can feel included
if they find their own niche. And above all else, we also have a great one university policy which really brings the
student body together in a very holistic way. – Great, that’s our whole video. It’s just that, that was great. (fast electronic music) – Lots of work, very competitive. – Oh, the weather right now? It’s pretty chilly. My roommate told me it’s 70 degrees. It’s not. – That’s a lie, that’s just not true. – I say sometimes people
are also double edge sword, depends on that, depends which crowd. – Okay, these people,
are these good people? – Depends on which day,
pretty early in the morning. – Today are they good? – I’ll take them today, take them today. – The worst thing about Penn
is that it’s not Harvard. (rap music) – Yeah, yeah, Greta, you’re first. – I feel like it’s a little
bit of a pressure cooker to be able to go out all the time, like always be doing something socially and then also be on top of your academics, so it’s really hard to
try and find that balance, but double-edge sword. (fast electronic music) (smooth jazz music) – Go out to dinner or go
out, see some friends, chill, hang out, see friends mainly,
try to get a break from work. – Right now, it’s playing volleyball. We have a game seven in
the Palestra this Friday. – Yeah.
– Check it out. – Check it out! – Cheer for Penn. – I start my Fridays usually
always at dinner with friends. There’s so much happening
so I live in the quad, I’m a freshman, and
there’s so much happening just like in your hall. We’d always have a Friday night in movie, but yeah, usually go out, go to dinner, and go around campus. There’s always parties, always events. We went to a Mask and
Wig show last Friday. – Yeah, there’s just so much happening. – There’s always so much
happening like Julia said. And she kind of touched
on how there’s definitely a party scene, but then there’s also the, there are plenty of
activities to do inside. You don’t have to go out every weekend. That’s definitely not
something that feels pervasive. (smooth jazz music) – I wrote my application essay on tennis. – Tennis, okay, do you play tennis here? – No, well yeah, on the club. Not on varsity. – I wrote about, I think it
was about asking questions that you know you’ll
never get a response to within a religious framework. – I wrote about how I peed myself on national television twice, on Martha Stewart as a 12 year old kid, which is–
– On Martha Stewart? – Yeah, of all things,
– How did she react? – of all things, she
pretended not to notice, but my friends watching certainly did, so. – I don’t know. – Okay. (rap music) – That was a good question. I don’t know the answer to that. ♪ Hurrah for the red ♪ ♪ and the blue ♪
– (laughs) We don’t know. We’re still freshman. – Definitely still learning.
– Like go like this. But I don’t know what it is,
but it’s like hurrah Penn. – Yeah.
– Hurrah Penn. – Hurrah Penn (cheers) – Just go Penn? – Go Penn, woo!
– Yeah! – Go Penn, yeah! Hurrah! – Put your head in blue. – Thanks so much guys. – Thank you. (smooth jazz music) – If you love this video
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