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05/20/14 12:20pm

Senior column by Caroline Brand | 14 Things I Learned at Penn (GIFs not included)

Although you might be convinced that it is acceptable to text your way through any lunch date, class, or meeting, that is a mere myth.
12/10/13 9:02pm
Most of these articles acknowledge that the conflict is “nuanced,” but after glossing over this point, they still try to cram their thoughts on a subject that spans almost 3,000 books in Van Pelt into half a newspaper page.
11/25/13 5:20pm
Penn should require all undergraduate students to take an academically based community service course.
10/27/13 10:51pm
I estimate that we exchange names and handshakes with someone once a day, but would venture to say that few, if any, of these people ever hear from us again.
09/30/13 6:39pm
I’ve heard about the same personal struggles and issues from many people — some of which I’ve experienced too. Given the pervasiveness of these topics, I’ve decided to address a few.
09/16/13 3:46pm
Instead of telling you that “college flies by” or “it’s the shortest four years of your life,” I have a new tidbit of advice: Stop using the word “sometime.”
09/02/13 5:29pm
Over the summer, transitioning from a loud college student to a perfectly postured professional was tough.
04/22/13 11:17pm
As part of its ongoing Real Beauty campaign, Dove posted a YouTube video last week that has over 19 million views. I find the overwhelmingly positive response to this video troubling — especially the praise from within the Penn community.
04/09/13 12:30am
Others have criticized Patton for being anti-feminist, but I find her argument empowering. What’s anti-feminist about telling a woman to find a man “worthy” of her intelligence?
03/26/13 12:27am
Especially at Penn — a world in which six degrees of separation feels more like two — it’s all too easy to “know” someone despite never having met them.
02/05/13 12:04am
While some mourn the end of the era of boyfriends and girlfriends and dates at Pod, others find the hook-up culture to be less stressful than trying to hold a conversation with someone over the duration of a three-course meal and find it much more conducive to our busy schedules.
01/22/13 12:48am
While Penn for Palestine’s proposal may have been well-intentioned, its analysis of the situation was littered with inaccuracies and the biases that perpetuate the exact conflict they denounce.
01/10/13 12:14am
We aren’t addicted to our iPhones per se — rather, we literally love them, as we would a spouse or parent.
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