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  • Joanne Tong

Penn’s Most Wanted

Updated: Aug 2, 2020

Penn’s Most Wanted. Pen and ink. Originally published in the Daily Pennsylvanian on January 18, 2007.

This piece was in reaction to a bizarre school year when Penn’s faculty made the news — for all the wrong reasons (from murder to sexual assault to child pornography). The cases are Google-able for anyone interested in the details.

On a lighter note, the kid in the Princeton sweatshirt was a nod to the sports rivalry between the schools (but I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a Princeton kid that calls Penn a rival school… This Princeton girl throws us a bone, though).

The kid on the right is wearing a shirt with an Easter egg for anyone who reads Chinese. It was one of the vocab words that I retained from my Intermediate Chinese 211 class the previous semester. (My classmates from 211 who took the follow-up 212 course with the same teacher said that he put this cartoon up on a slide during a lecture. Thanks, Prof. Jiao!)

This is a scan of the original drawing prior to publication. More about my stint at the DP here.

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