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Emily Orrson


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Emily Orrson | Filiflustered

The root of the problem in Senate is not the existence of the filibuster. It’s a refusal to listen to the sense of the meeting.

November 29, 2012

Emily Orrson | Keeping up with David Petraeus

Where have all our male role models gone?

November 15, 2012

Emily Orrson | What a relief

Politics have flooded news portals for the last 16 months. How refreshing, to have a non-partisan two days.

November 1, 2012

Emily Orrson | Helping LPS students work it

Wouldn’t it be nice, whilst contemplating the ethical dilemmas in Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” to have a former lawyer in your class? And wouldn’t it be helpful, in the throes of Marketing 101, to have a data analyst on your team?

October 18, 2012

Emily Orrson | Pitchfork, take a 5.9

Pitchfork isn’t offensive. It’s hilarious.

September 19, 2012

Emily Orrson | Convention celebrates celebrity

I don’t want to know how much Romney’s horse cost. I don’t care to read Obama’s Occidental transcripts. I don’t have a particular interest in Michelle Obama’s shoe size.

September 6, 2012

The Half of It | Senior societies shouldn’t have to tap that

Why the exclusivity in senior honor societies? Is it naive to think applications should be open to every student — not just those who have been tapped?

April 20, 2011

The Half of It | Broken by the curve

Curving systems render grading less about individual performance and more about the performance of others.

April 6, 2011

The Half of It | Capogiro’s curdled coffee culture

As admirable as Capogiro’s intentions may be, some students feel that unnecessary condescension and pretension reign behind the coffee bar.

March 23, 2011

The Half of It | Geek life: sisterhood scholars and fratastic GPAs

As an unaffiliated student, I can’t help but begrudge the academic support that Greek members get.

March 2, 2011

The Half of It | Post-midnight McDollar manipulation

Penn students have fallen victim to a savvy staff with a scheming knowledge of their irresistible inventory. Surely McDonald’s must be taking advantage here.

February 16, 2011

The Half of It | Account me in: finding warmth in Wharton

Wharton does not only cater to manic number crunchers and Wall Street wannabes. Let business take its place alongside arts and humanities.

February 2, 2011

The Half of It | An SMS alert: forget me not!

At Penn, I find myself tiring of dispensable introductions and the casual conversations that follow. The prevalence and acceptability of disposable relationships is simply unnecessary.

January 19, 2011

Cognoscenti offers new College-specific info session

The Cognoscenti program — created in response to similar sessions offered by the Wharton School and the School of Engineering — hosts a question-and-answer panel every weekday for prospective students and their families.

December 12, 2010

Film screening addresses homophobia within black community

Students gathered Wednesday night to discuss homophobia and spread awareness of “men on the down-low.”

December 9, 2010

Mindful meditation helps students de-stress

Mindfulness@Penn is a new club on campus that provides bi-weekly guided meditations for the Penn community.

December 8, 2010

Alums take fro-yo abroad

When two Penn alumni met in Buenos Aires last December, its streets were frozen yogurt-free. Less than 10 months later, they opened the city’s first frozen yogurt store, Top It.

December 7, 2010

New UMC chairman discusses on-campus multi-culturalism

College sophomore Christopher Cruz-Guzman was elected the new United Minorities Council chairman yesterday. Cruz-Guzman discussed his plans to promote unity, diversity and awareness on campus with the Daily Pennsylvanian.

December 3, 2010

'Undressing Race' through art

The Race Dialogue Project set up a display in the Claudia Cohen Hall Fox Gallery this Sunday. The group aims to foster a dialogue on campus by providing “a magnified look at the layers of race.”

November 16, 2010

Q&A; with APSC chairman Nicky Singh

The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with College junior Nicky Singh, the new Asian Pacific Student Coalition chairman as of Wednesday.

November 12, 2010

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