Opinion Columns

23 hours ago
Did people understand what I was saying? Were they too nice to say if they didn’t? Do they mind how I sound?
04/16/18 10:46pm
These startup grants are beneficial because they help FGLI students offset some costs such as purchasing a new laptop, buying winter clothing, and travel expenses. 
04/16/18 1:39am
“Well, of course I am going to live a significant life,” we all tell ourselves. The only uncertainty is how we are going to do it.
04/15/18 8:40pm
Being involved in various communities is an essential part of college life, but frequent social events can rack up tremendous bills.
04/11/18 10:41pm
The negativity around Fling that has been on parade leading up to this week is palpable. Just because you don’t like the headliner doesn’t mean Fling is ruined.
04/10/18 8:44pm
I understand that Fling tanks are silly and seasonally inappropriate. But on an emotional level, I think they’re wonderful.
04/09/18 5:42pm
It’s difficult to navigate this kind of lifestyle when you aren’t naturally a chatty, extroverted person, always ready to take on the day and deal with the people in your life with excitement and gusto.
04/09/18 5:32pm
Columnist Lucy Hu takes to Locust Walk to get students' opinions on legacy admissions in the second installment of her video series, "Locust Talk." 
04/08/18 9:38pm
Some argue that the main crux of university is to take classes and earn a degree, and therefore, academic excellence is key to success. But, the purpose of university is to provide an education, and the purpose of education extends far beyond classroom learning.
04/05/18 2:47am
It’s easy to stand for a principle like the right to free speech when the speech in question poses no threat to oneself.
04/05/18 12:24am
The sheer number of articles I’ve read against aspects of Greek life is surprising in itself, but even more surprising is how few of those writers actually experienced what they claimed to understand. 
04/03/18 11:31pm
When did we forget to think about what we like to study and stand our ground? When did we forget to think for ourselves?
04/03/18 12:37am
We are running for Undergraduate Assembly President and Vice President because we have the talent, vision, and perspective to represent and lead the student body.
04/02/18 2:13am
I want to tell them not to give themselves so easily to others because they’ll disappoint you in the end. I want to say, prepare yourselves for the storm.
04/01/18 11:59pm
Let’s demand more effective policy change from the administration — Penn can combat sexual assault without treating its students like minors.   
04/01/18 10:54pm
The controversies surrounding Donald Trump as a shady businessman, uncouth politician, groping womanizer, and increasingly failed president should be motivation enough for the University to take a bold stand.
03/29/18 2:02am
Christianity for me was not the end to the search for meaning, but rather, something that pointed me to where I should search.
03/29/18 1:32am
The night at the drag show showed me a new level of confidence I know I can adapt in my daily life.
03/27/18 10:08pm
Penn students should be trusted to make the most of their study abroad experiences, both academically and personally, without being limited by the narrow metric of the GPA.
03/27/18 12:50am
Underneath the perfect facade of the superstar student, there are always doubts, and even regrets, about the choices they have made. There are infinite paths we can all go.