This semester has been tumultuous. Regardless of whether you personally were affected by current events — the election, Black Lives Matter, sexual assault — those around you were.
The world’s most successful notion of free government arose from what was called “the principle of the sovereignty of the people.” This principle viewed government as a regrettable necessity.
My Response to Penn Students for Justice in Palestine
The teddy bears placed around Locust Walk this past Thursday by Penn Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) undoubtedly evoked strong emotions.
BEN CLAAR is a College sophomore from Scarsdale, N.Y.
On November 9, the American flag stood at half-mast at Hampshire College as a “reaction to the toxic tone of the monthslong election.” The following night, though, the flag was burned by an unidentified individual or group of individuals.
2016 will not, I suspect, go down in the history books as one of humanity’s great success stories.
Two weeks ago, I wrote an open letter to the English faculty about addressing current events in classroom spaces.
As a misanthrope, there’s a truth I’m beginning to accept, and that is that my day is made better by the kindness of strangers.