In general, how can student activist groups lobby Penn's administration effectively in order to promote change?
As diverse as Penn is, I feel safe in saying that the drive to succeed is one of the few qualities that unite us as a community.
From freshmen to upperclassmen, student club member to club president — we all have our own “spheres of influence," no matter their size.
When we lament our university’s pre-professional culture, it’s not because this culture makes us career-oriented but rather because it orients us towards certain careers.
What I’ve found is that the best way to escape the culture of busyness is to be by myself and enjoy it.
Not only have I made and bonded with friends over memes, but there’s a comfort in knowing you are not the only one going through a certain situation.
At the end of the day Penn students are here for their academics and the opportunities that Penn has to offer, therefore applying ED shouldn’t be reserved only for those who have had the luxury to visit campus.
Those with the power to do so should improve the way that Penn students to recover from illnesses by extending SHS hours and giving students time to get better.
With Homecoming next week, what do you think Penn can do to have better student attendance at Penn sports events?
Trust me when I say this; we should all be seeing a therapist.
How is a freshman supposed to make sense of all the tragedy that has struck Penn? And how can they ensure that they will be immune to the mental health issues that plague its campus?
Mental health may be a general term, but in reality, it looks so different to so many different people, especially to various communities and cultural groups on campus.
We are eager to do what is expected of us when the trend calls for it, but we don’t let that influence anything we do in real life.
We so often predicate our existence on someone else’s — their successes are your successes, and you avoid any information whatsoever that might point to their failings.
What’s going to matter in the very end is how you appreciated the details of what you did have — how you lived every day.
The administration can no longer blindly point to Counseling and Psychological Services and shut down parties in hopes that mental health issues and the consequences of binge drinking will vanish.
The politics of presentation and representation are complex and therefore it is crucial that as many voices as possible are heard.
Although the trend of admitting over 50 percent of each freshman class in Early Decision has its drawbacks, it is ultimately the best system for ensuring the most committed Penn class.
Clearly, the commercialization of American universities means that monetary concerns are starting to outweigh intellectual ones.
Inclusion in discussion and class participation is obviously a noble goal, but the notion that race and gender are appropriate criteria to decide who gets a voice is at best a misguided one.