Articles by Amy Chan

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Is Penn filling up too much of its classes through early decision? Should there be any changes to Penn's admissions policies with regards to early decision?
10/11/17 11:56pm
There is a home waiting inside each and every one of us. We only have to know ourselves first to recognize it.
09/28/17 12:04am
Like most people, I always believed happiness was a fleeting emotion. And, like most people, I believed that though we cannot create happiness, we can still somehow tame the slippery creature. 
09/13/17 10:42pm
If all cultures are truly not created equal, then we must examine the downside of white European culture before pointing the finger elsewhere.
09/08/17 5:37pm
Should Penn admissions change its policies regarding legacy students? If so, what should it do?
08/30/17 9:39pm
In my family, following our dreams isn’t just a cliched motto. It’s a religious truth, a way of life.
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.”
04/12/17 10:12pm
Hospital visits seem, to me, to always reinforce the necessity of human beings in each other’s lives.
03/29/17 11:46pm
When I first arrived in Cambridge, I thought I would immediately integrate. I thought that I would make many British friends and that I would excel at every stereotypically British task I tried.
03/15/17 8:57pm
My friend says that “studying abroad is learning how to shame yourself.” I would like to amend that statement by saying, firstly, that I never needed to learn how to shame myself.
03/01/17 8:43pm
I’ve been happy lately — really happy — and when I’m happy, I don’t want to write. It’s unfortunate, this sensation.
02/26/17 6:09pm
GROUP THINK is the DP’s round table section, where we throw a question at the columnists and see what answers stick.
02/15/17 9:46pm
Last Thursday, a Pembroke College student burned a £20 note in front of a homeless man on Bridge Street.
02/14/17 8:37pm
GROUP THINK is the DP’s round table section, where we throw a question at the columnists and see what answers stick.
02/01/17 10:08pm
Contrary to what most people told me before leaving, my first experience studying abroad in England was not a pleasant one.
01/30/17 3:15pm
GROUP THINK is The DP’s round table section, where we throw a question at the columnists and see what answers stick.
01/18/17 9:41pm
I once wrote an article in which I refused to give up red lipstick despite surrendering eye makeup, and, with all the misogyny to which Trump's election has set us back, I think it's about time I explained why. What got me started thinking about it was a statement my friend made to me.
11/29/16 10:21pm
While everyone was buying sweaters 50% off at their local mall this weekend and eating turkey sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner, my parents and I were having our first honest talk about depression. I wasn’t depressed until I came to Penn, so I never had to tell anyone about it until now.
11/15/16 9:03pm
Up until now, I have always been silent about my political views. As an Asian American woman, I was taught by my parents to work hard and keep my head down to achieve success.
11/01/16 11:31pm
Last week, I caught the most unrelenting illness known to man: the common cold. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, sanitize your beds and cover your mouths, because the respiratory syncytial virus is back in town and he’s not sparing anyone. As I lay in bed cancelling meetings and asking for extensions in classes, I felt a heavy sense of guilt and fear.
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