I don’t know how else to say this: Many of O’Conor’s “facts” don’t exist.
We’ll see if Penn will lead the pack or lag behind on a pivotal human rights issue that is entirely within its sphere of influence.
The demand for alternate opportunities is growing within Penn and the school must begin to construct better infrastructure to fulfill that demand.
Penn Secular Society is not questioning the beliefs of informed Christians — it is simply misrepresenting them.
In anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, we decided to take the SNAP challenge — a commitment to only spend $31.50 on food for the entire week.
Perhaps it is time to ask ourselves why we react so emotionally when our faith is questioned. Why we immediately become defensive and allow it to “ruin our day.”
Even if I was able to obtain on-campus housing this past year, though, the diversity that was present in the freshman dorms would be non-existent.
To focus on skin color or ethnicity as the lone proxy for diversity is naive, only setting us back in thought to an era when the masses believed blacks had fundamentally distinct physical and mental capacities than whites.
Penn Secular Society takes our role as a secular group very seriously, and the majority of our activities are aimed at providing a community for the irreligious.
In light of the recent conversation on campus surrounding sexual violence, we wish to make Penn students aware of their rights and options.
Part-time professor and full-time trial attorney, professor Shanin Specter lays threadbare the secrets that have led him to become one of America’s finest lawyers — and perhaps the most respected as well.
I fail to understand why freshmen need to be prevented from living in the high rises, as if living in the high rises were the death knell for a freshman’s college experience.
As Penn’s leaders consider ways to improve first-year housing, implementing a one-size-fits-all approach and banning freshmen from Harrison or Harnwell College House (or low-rise buildings like Stouffer College House) seems like an easy solution. But it’s the wrong one.
What I find troubling is that on a campus dominated by clubs and organizations, the opportunities for arbitrary relationships are becoming increasingly rare.
We strongly urge the University to find Knut Äsdam’s work a permanent home so that we, as a diverse and manifold group of individuals, might weave this extraordinary sculpture into our collective fabric.
I think it is important that Penn students continue to advocate for what they care about. I just think that there needs to be a heightened sense of awareness about how the advocating is done.
We would like to tell the many students in an uproar over the injustice of “good study spaces” only being available to Wharton students to kindly calm down.
Those who disagree certainly have a right to protest Penn Secular Society, but we would encourage them to find more productive ways of protest.
We do believe that there are significant shortcomings in the existing housing system.
There is no real reason Penn should be charging students to use campus space for legitimate extracurricular activities.
Students and administrators alike need to re-evaluate how we approach, respond to and inform ourselves about sexual assault at Penn.
We believe that anyone found guilty of sexual assault should be suspended from campus for at least a semester.
We thank Facilities and Real Estate Services for bringing more retail dining options to campus that are not only in tune with student interests and preferences but also healthy, unique and local businesses.
That said, it’s not all on the creators of the game. Altogether, students — both those who detest the game and those who find it fun — have spent hours on the site.
If even a 40-plus-year-old Penn tradition can’t entice students to show some Penn pride, it begs the question of why Penn Athletics is so adamant about charging students to see basketball games.
We can ensure that students who want to work can do so by fixing the existing work-study system, rather than adding to it.
We think both the local government and Penn should take steps to make 38th and Spruce safer.
We’d like to see not only big names at these events, but people whose lives have been defined more by their work on the ground than by what they did before giving back.
We were glad that the administration reached out to us in the first place. But transparency and collaboration on the front end need to carry over throughout the whole process.
Perhaps in a few years, 9/11 will be yet another tragically storied day that future students can only relate to through stories, textbooks and movies. But that time hasn’t come yet.
To help you out, here’s a list of things we wish we had been told — or wish we had listened to — when we were in your shoes.
As the very students about whom Taylor makes overarching generalizations, we are disappointed that she failed to account for the rich diversity of our student body by only acknowledging the responses of a subset of single, straight women — an unrepresentative sample tainted by its homogeneity.
While this bill was not a large step, it was progress, it was momentum, it could have been precedent. With it, we could have moved forward — still together — and talked about what more we could do. The fact that we can do nothing is just ridiculous.
We’re not saying underage drinking is not a crime and that certain persons are above the law. We are saying that the police weren’t enforcing the law — they were enforcing Fling.
Penn should have exercised its authority by addressing the building violations in a more proactive manner.
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Consumer products are beginning to improve our lives while keeping in mind natural necessities.
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One of my idealized markers of maturity is the ability to give meaningful, interesting presents to people I love. Right now, I’m not really there.
In other words, through our viewership — which is a market signal — and the revenue it generates, we drive and make possible these wonderful acts of charity.
As we go through college, we seem to lose these moments of intense learning fueled by our curiosity, with no career strings attached.
When we lie about our numbers, we simply reinforce those tired gender stereotypes and the problematic binary that establishes women as either promiscuous or prudish.
But I’ve been fed too many movies and stories where couples say to each other, “I can’t live without you,” or “I’d die without you.”
The absence of understanding is not just misinformation, but with delicate foreign relations issues, often trepidation or hate.
Many of the flaws we millennials are accused of — from being perpetually rude to being lost on the romantic front — might be helped with a spoonful of etiquette to serve as our guide.
While we may oftentimes be oblivious to how our existence on this land is predicated on the ethnic cleansing of indigenous peoples, we should not be blind to the fact that the same process is happening now.
I joined a Buddhist ashram in India, worshipped with Jews in Jerusalem and devoured agnostic and atheistic literature. Like the prodigal son, however, I always returned home to church.
Penn should require all undergraduate students to take an academically based community service course.
This Thanksgiving, I say we should be deeply thankful for the sheer ineptitude of the state.
As you may or may not have already heard, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is “selfie.”
Certain forms of reality TV actually have the potential to affect my reality — and to make it a better one.
Allowing exam regrades is an important part of a fair grading system, but we as students must reevaluate our attitude towards them and be more selective when requesting them.
I think we overspend a lot of our money on food. Yes, a sandwich from Houston Market is convenient, but do we really need to be spending six or seven dollars on an uninspired meal every day?
So in a recent lecture, where class-directed question after class-directed question went unanswered, floating over the turned-down heads of slouching students, I couldn’t help but wonder: What ever happened to cold-calling?
Some classmates and I were eating breakfast before our next classes at a cafe right across the street and therefore had front-row seats, unable to leave the cafe for the duration of the assault.
With Thanksgiving as our ultimate feast of gratitude, here’s a toast to all my professors who have nurtured my inchoate mind.