At the end of the day Penn students are here for their academics and the opportunities that Penn has to offer, therefore applying ED shouldn’t be reserved only for those who have had the luxury to visit campus.
Those with the power to do so should improve the way that Penn students to recover from illnesses by extending SHS hours and giving students time to get better.
With Homecoming next week, what do you think Penn can do to have better student attendance at Penn sports events?
Trust me when I say this; we should all be seeing a therapist.
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?
Mental health may be a general term, but in reality, it looks so different to so many different people, especially to various communities and cultural groups on campus.
We are eager to do what is expected of us when the trend calls for it, but we don’t let that influence anything we do in real life.
We so often predicate our existence on someone else’s — their successes are your successes, and you avoid any information whatsoever that might point to their failings.
What’s going to matter in the very end is how you appreciated the details of what you did have — how you lived every day.
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.
The politics of presentation and representation are complex and therefore it is crucial that as many voices as possible are heard.
Although the trend of admitting over 50 percent of each freshman class in Early Decision has its drawbacks, it is ultimately the best system for ensuring the most committed Penn class.
Clearly, the commercialization of American universities means that monetary concerns are starting to outweigh intellectual ones.
Inclusion in discussion and class participation is obviously a noble goal, but the notion that race and gender are appropriate criteria to decide who gets a voice is at best a misguided one.
Is Penn filling up too much of its classes through early decision? Should there be any changes to Penn's admissions policies with regards to early decision?
How am I supposed to discern the world’s inner workings and capitalize on its needs when the education I am getting doesn’t require any understanding of computer science?
If we only have conversations that make out Penn to be perfect, once these students come, they will feel deceived. Having these real conversations about Penn to prospective students gives them an in-depth background of what they are getting themselves into if they come here.
What the University fails to recognize is that, like so many of the issues students face, binge drinking demands immediate attention.
As someone whose reflections are based on just under two months of circumstantial observations, I think that there is something perverse about the tendency to dress to impress on a college campus.
Figuring out the true value of our time and the things we do is essential in discovering what is truly important to us.