Opinion Columns

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.
04/18/17 11:00pm
I have a confession. Throughout college my most frequent response to the question, “How did you two meet?” has been “on Tinder” — or some lie which concealed this fact.
04/18/17 11:00pm
This past week, I had the opportunity to attend an event titled “Exploring Masculinity” in the Women’s Center here at Penn.
04/17/17 11:29pm
Every Penn student complains of being overworked and stressed. There are rigorous classes and all the hours they entail, clubs and teams that require significant time commitments, friends to hang out with and parties to go to, places to explore and restaurants to try.
04/16/17 9:47pm
The College Republicans staunchly support this administration’s decisive action against tyranny and oppression.
04/16/17 9:45pm
The footage that came out of Syria last week is beyond description. Bashar Al Assad’s chemical attack against his own people is nearly impossible to watch.
04/12/17 10:12pm
Hospital visits seem, to me, to always reinforce the necessity of human beings in each other’s lives.
04/12/17 9:18pm
When you hear Silicon Valley types discuss the colleges that produce the best and brightest of the startup world, Penn’s name is certainly mentioned.
04/12/17 8:50pm
BEN CLAAR is a College sophomore from Scarsdale, N.Y.