Other universities have reformed their grading systems. It’s time for Penn to do the same.
The city can widen our horizons, teach us lessons and help us develop a healthier view on life, society and our goals.
More books aren’t better, and reading isn’t necessarily better than not reading — so let’s stop acting like that’s the case.
Though our food is an integral part of our college experience, the costs of eating should not tie us down and hinder us more than our tuition, housing, and work already do.
We need to save our middle-aged selves from paying for the mistakes of today.
We should not automatically assume that just because an owner doesn’t have any physical impairments, a service dog has no use.
Whether one is applying early to Penn or any other college, it is important to recognize and try to avoid the false idealization of particular universities.
Our inherent gratitude for our lives and the people in them should extend beyond a day and should carry into our day-to-day, even if we have to consciously remind ourselves to do so.
Being a freshman at Penn is tough. But being a queer freshman at Penn has made my adjustment to college way more difficult than it should be.
After the recent revelations of the Paradise Papers, it is obvious that Penn hasn’t been entirely practicing what it preaches.
We should ensure that when we hold ourselves accountable it doesn’t come at the cost of neglecting to have Penn do the same.
There is great education and adventure in taking classes in a subject that is not only foreign to us, but also challenges our fundamental assumptions and beliefs.
An education not only teaches but molds, and we ought to remember the forces that shape us into ourselves.
Do we need a major overhaul of the UC or does the UC just have a brand problem?
Celebrating Thanksgiving the “right way” shouldn’t be a litmus test for American-ness.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we can all take a step back and reflect on what an amazing school Penn is, even if there’s room for improvement every now and then.
Kindness at Penn shouldn’t just be reserved for one week; it should be just as integral to our identities as our competitive spirits.
Maybe losing our otherwise well-defined sense of kindness is just a part of growing up.
We must come together in times to support one another when no one wants to recognize us and make sure that our various cultural communities are valued on campus.
Asking students to decide what courses they are taking so early perpetuates a rather stressful pressure of outlining the exact trajectory of one’s academic progress — something that not everyone necessarily knows.