Opinion Columns

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 9:27pm
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.
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.
05/12/17 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.
05/12/17 3:38pm
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Actually, it was probably more worst of times, but who’s counting?
05/12/17 3:36pm
The Daily Pennsylvanian has a challenging road ahead. The entire media industry is changing.
05/12/17 3:35pm
There’s nothing sadder than the final page of a book.
05/12/17 3:34pm
“LEAVE AND NEVER RETURN.” I would read those four words every day as I exited 4015 Walnut. Yet every day, I always returned.
05/12/17 3:33pm
On the night of Nov. 8, 2016, while the world watched the unexpected ascent of Donald Trump to the presidency, I had one mission: to put out a paper.
05/12/17 3:33pm
At The Daily Pennsylvanian, I aspired to share the best stories that the Penn community has to offer, to translate the hearts and souls of my peers into words on a page.
05/12/17 3:32pm
How do you say goodbye to a column that you’ve been writing for two years? How do you wrap it up, sum it up, just like that, when there is still so much more left to say, to reflect on, to think about?
04/27/17 12:56am
When I took my first campus tour of Penn as a high school student, I fell in love with Locust Walk.
04/25/17 7:44pm
Whenever I find myself walking on campus I do my best to have an item that is related to Penn with or on me.
04/25/17 7:41pm
Our compassion is rooted in our ultimate yearning for human flourishing — the ability for each and every person to pursue happiness, to be productive, to thrive in a community and to reach their full potential.
04/24/17 10:40pm
When I first applied to be an opinion columnist, the application asked one question which will forever stick out in my mind, “What do you want your column to be known for?” I answered, “I want my column to provide a voice for Asian Americans, because we don’t often get to hear the perspective of the most silent group in America.”
04/23/17 10:13pm
The Task Force on a Safe and Responsible Campus Community finally released a list of recommendations on Wednesday, but with one important issue seemingly excluded: sexual assault.
04/19/17 10:19pm
I have no idea what I'm doing over the summer. Everywhere I've interviewed for, ranging from animation studios to hedge funds, have either politely rejected me or not yet contacted me again.
04/19/17 9:55pm
Overall, I have had a transformative experience writing as an opinion columnist for the DP. I gained so many insights from a tremendously diverse group of individuals, and I would not trade the experiences and skills I learned at the DP for anything.