Opinion Columns

02/12/18 8:00am
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.
02/11/18 7:28pm
The moment our phones are held up in our hands and our headphones in, walls are put up and barriers are created.
02/10/18 8:00am
I went through an administrative process only to end with links to readily available databases. My CAPS experience wasn’t a referral as much as it was a brush-off.
02/09/18 8:00am
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.
02/07/18 11:49pm
I’m glad my decision to attend the parade won’t be hampered by a class absence, but if the parade were as important to me as it seems to be to some people, I’d happily chug a couple green beers, rub some dirt on that shiny attendance record, and go make memories. 
02/06/18 9:24pm
I had the most fun I’ve ever had in this city. For the first time in my academic career here at Penn, I felt like a Philadelphian.
02/06/18 11:58am
Pulling trig has become the holy cure for a wild night of debauchery, but no one seems to know exactly what it does.
02/06/18 11:42am
The awkwardness of meandering through a question you don’t quite know how to ask shouldn’t stop us.
02/03/18 8:00am
What do we do when something we love becomes something we hate?
02/02/18 7:30am
My respect for a professor goes up exponentially if they can open up about their struggles because it shows perseverance and resilience.
02/01/18 7:30am
The price that you pay on a Canada Goose jacket is not just money, but also the life of an animal. 
02/01/18 7:30am
One day not too far away, Locust Walk, which I trek up and down every day in mundane familiarity, will become a path of memories I can only trace in my mind.
01/30/18 1:50pm
Some may argue that Muybridge’s female photographs fall under the umbrella of “human motion,” but do photos of women on the toilet really constitute representative human movement? 
01/29/18 3:59pm
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.
01/29/18 8:00am
Like my accent, my home is blended. Instead of a bundle of discrete experiences in one city, home subconsciously grew into a collection of dynamic nuances in multiple places.
01/28/18 7:55pm
In our everyday lives, we underestimate how good it feels to recount our day to a friend, or even call our parents and laugh about something that happened at home.
01/28/18 8:00am
In the United States alone the natural disasters associated with climate change, including hurricanes and wildfires, cost a record $306 billion in damages – making 2017 the costliest year ever.
01/25/18 8:30am
There is a performative component to stress culture which only compounds the problem. 
01/24/18 8:30am
Throughout my high school and college years, I’ve listened helplessly as friends and acquaintances have described encounters with their own Azizs, and I’ve cried to them when I had my own.
01/23/18 9:00am
Too many of us made high achievement an identifying factor of who we are as people. After that part of us dissipated, we also lost some of our goals and were lured in by money and prestige.