Opinion

07/14/17 9:17pm
After the recent atrocities in Westminster, Manchester, and London, the politically correct in the United Kingdom and the world are yet again fully engaged in assiduously ignoring the threat we all face. The facts are as plain as they are uncomfortable — the world is currently living through an unprecedented threat, a modern enemy fighting for an archaic, theocratic vision that president George W.
07/14/17 9:17pm
I’ve been thinking a lot about why education matters. Or more specifically, why certain education seems to matter more than others — what needs justification and what does not. Like all freshmen students, I came into Penn lost, confused, in need of guidance.
07/06/17 12:30am
The trail began at the grounds of the Mesa Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a pink concrete building perched on the slopes of Green Mountain, near Boulder, Colorado.
07/06/17 12:29am
Recently, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what it would take for someone of one political persuasion to ‘switch sides’. There’s a lot of merit to the idea that we, especially at Penn, restrict ourselves to ‘echo chambers’ where our communities and groups are just reflections of our own backgrounds and beliefs.
07/06/17 12:28am
ISABEL KIM is a College senior from Warren, N.J., studying English and Fine Arts.
06/26/17 9:24pm
As a graduate student worker at the University of Pennsylvania, I research the politics of emotion as a member of the political science department.
06/22/17 7:23pm
On May 13, an article in the Daily Pennsylvanian discussed my intention to create a conversation over alumni weekend about President Trump’s association with the University, by wearing and offering pins that said “UPenn: Denounce Trump.” The online commentary mostly deplored my action, calling button bearers “snowflakes” and “adult children”. One said, “Most universities would be PROUD.” They deserve a response. As a 50 year student of administrative science, I felt that Penn needed a “system power move”. (Defn: a high leverage, small action that makes a difference; exemplar: Pussy Riot.) I wanted reiterate the demand made by many others that the University to take a stand on Trump.
06/21/17 9:47pm
When I was younger, I wanted to be an author. I wanted to write short stories and plays and novels.
06/21/17 7:59pm
The rise of multiculturalism has created an environment where all backgrounds, and by extension all opinions, are given equal standing.
06/21/17 7:44pm

Isabel Kim | Real life conversations

ISABEL KIM is a College senior from Warren, N.J., studying English and Fine Arts.
06/16/17 3:26pm
Sometime in 1999 my father took me along on his daily ride to work. He was a landscape architect and had been working on planting a rose garden in the backyard of a large, concrete house.
06/07/17 9:28pm
06/07/17 9:27pm
On June 5th, Amy Gutmann slapped her signature on an official statement reaffirming commitment to progress on climate change in response to Trump’s decision to pull the U.S.
06/07/17 6:42pm
President Trump appears to have an indifferent, if not downright disdainful, attitude to the rule of law.
06/07/17 6:41pm
The economic system of free enterprise and our cherished democratic institutions depend on the certainty, stability, integrity, and legitimacy provided by the rule of law.
05/24/17 11:01pm
I was struck by a conversation that my friend had the other day. Like me, she identifies herself as part of the “green” scene, someone who cares about and advocates for the environment on Penn’s campus.
05/24/17 11:01pm
I am throwing JFK a hundredth birthday party on May 29th. The signature drink will be the Jack & Coke; pun intended.
05/24/17 9:08pm
ISABEL KIM is a College senior from Warren, N.J., studying English and Fine Arts.
05/12/17 3:40pm
The one other time I wrote about my experience as the “DP Guy,” I mentioned that I grew up listening to The Clash.
05/12/17 3:39pm
I’ve spent four years studying philosophy, and all I have to show for it is a lot of uncertainty about life.