You don’t have to fill every week. You don’t have to always be doing “something.” Summer isn’t a competition.
Even though I was excited to receive my results, I knew that the outcome wouldn’t dramatically change who I was. Whatever 23andMe had in store, my upbringing is already set in stone.
We can no longer completely separate our private lives from our technological footprint.
Many Penn students’ fixation on fashion is due to the simple fact that we know people will be watching.
How should we deal with great works by ethically dubious people or communities, even in the past?
I never realized how worthless being mediocre can make us feel. I’m sure that everyone at Penn has experienced at some point the sensation of being “less than,” of trying one’s best and still falling short.
What happens when the cost of joining a Panhellenic sorority is as opaque as it is exclusionary?
In the case of actually violent and disruptive acts, the police force wasn’t prepared to keep fans accountable. Yet, in the case of peaceful protest, advocating for protection against unjust law enforcement, police reinforcement seem prepared with a militaristic response.
The lives of racial minorities should not be used as horseplay for political banter. This is a realm where viewpoints from the right seek to silence those who have already been traditionally suppressed.
One of the deepest benefits of my education has been teaching myself to unlearn. Unlearning that our natural outlook is the objectively best one.
Imagine another four years with the same people you’ve come to know and love.
In high school, I wanted more than anything to move away from Indiana and never return. Now that I’ve gotten my wish, I miss it with a longing ache.
To live the way someone would have wanted us to live is a grand, beautiful task, because it requires intimate knowledge of the person we lost and it acknowledges that they were more than some casualty in the circle of life.
We should not view the process of changing campus culture as an interview where one individual asks questions and the other has answers.
While women have often taken the initiative to discuss matters of sexual assault and violence, the absence of men in these spaces speaks louder than words.
We soaked in Philadelphia in all its brilliant, flashy, beeping, honking, waving, screaming, shouting splendor
We must guard diligently against rewriting the past just to please the popular opinion of the day and to make people comfortable in contemporary society.
Making out, sex, and everything in between — all with no strings attached. Sounds perfect, right?
Throughout the entire journey, from hopping onto a packed trolley car to emerging aboveground through the beautiful glass head house of Dilworth Park, I feel completely immersed in the Philadelphia community.
Despite many fraternities’ cult-like efforts to keep pledging under wraps to avoid prosecution, most Penn students have heard accounts from pledges about sleepless nights, humiliating activities, and servant-type orders from pledge masters.