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Don’t get me wrong, drinking on college campuses is a difficult issue to navigate. No alcohol policy is perfect, but Penn’s doesn’t even try to be.
Let’s demand more effective policy change from the administration — Penn can combat sexual assault without treating its students like minors.
Penn might not be “the best” school in the Ivy League, but let me pose an important question: why does it matter? And why does it hurt our egos so much? Four years go by too quickly to walk around with chips on our shoulders.
What happens when the cost of joining a Panhellenic sorority is as opaque as it is exclusionary?
Making out, sex, and everything in between — all with no strings attached. Sounds perfect, right?
No matter how much it’s stigmatized, how unusual it might be to be open to talking about it, my anxiety and depression have taught me to care for myself.
It’s becoming a rarity for me to meet a woman who hasn’t been sexually assaulted at Penn. I’ve only been a student here for six months; this is just the tip of the iceberg.
From 34th Street | Every winter, hundreds of Penn freshmen zip up their coats to attend Panhellenic recruitment. College freshman Isabella Simonetti wrote about the process as it happened through her eyes.
An online world of people seeking sex with no strings attached, waiting to pass judgement on our appearances, can be toxic.
The fall semester is just about to end and a lot has happened that has left lasting impressions and changes on this campus.
Our neglect to take responsibility for our contribution to the toxic parts of Penn is what allows it to persist.
Our objective should be to reach a space where we can acknowledge the pertinent issues on campus while also leading healthy, full lives.
Whether one is applying early to Penn or any other college, it is important to recognize and try to avoid the false idealization of particular universities.
Being a freshman at Penn is tough. But being a queer freshman at Penn has made my adjustment to college way more difficult than it should be.
Kindness at Penn shouldn’t just be reserved for one week; it should be just as integral to our identities as our competitive spirits.
While it's important to ask the University for help, it's also necessary for us to take action as individuals that help alleviate the anxieties and pressures of college.
How is a freshman supposed to make sense of all the tragedy that has struck Penn? And how can they ensure that they will be immune to the mental health issues that plague its campus?
The administration can no longer blindly point to Counseling and Psychological Services and shut down parties in hopes that mental health issues and the consequences of binge drinking will vanish.
What the University fails to recognize is that, like so many of the issues students face, binge drinking demands immediate attention.