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Frida Garza


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Frida Garza | 2048 — Not so great

In college, we’re all prone to procrastination — a quick game is more attractive than a problem set that will take eight hours to finish — but as we download the new big “thing,” we should be aware of our capacity for obsession. These games don’t offer instant gratification — they deliberately delay it. It’s tempting to submerge ourselves in activities that are less challenging than rewarding. Games like 2048 are one, but not the other.

April 2, 2014

Frida Garza | Follow the (tech) jobs

New York City lore says: If you can  make it here, you can make it anywhere. Penn students have proven that we can make it in New York. Why don’t we want to go anywhere else?

March 19, 2014

Frida Garza | Showing and not telling

If John Legend is really the right guy for [Commencement], I challenge the selection committee to share why they have picked him.

February 19, 2014

Frida Garza | Good grief

Talking to someone inside four walls for an hour once a week should not be our only option. What we need right now is space to be together. And if we can’t do that outside College Hall, we will take to the internet.

February 16, 2014

Frida Garza | Food porn for thought

We should not be judging our diets based on arbitrary guidelines (Is this gluten-free? Is there dairy in this? Would a caveman eat it?) but instead get motivated by our individual body goals.

February 4, 2014

Frida Garza | No more thinkpieces on twerking

Take The New York Times’ latest exposé on millennial culture. Within the first paragraph, there is a reference to a twerking cat. Instinctively, I imagined the author’s glee when he came up with that quip: “A-ha! I’ve got them with this one!”

January 30, 2014

Frida Garza | S is for sisterhood

But as a woman, and as a sorority woman, I am done hearing about what’s wrong with Greek life. It is easy to point out the flaws. It’s not new. It’s not interesting. And I’ve found that many of the things people will say about sororities are just untrue.

January 27, 2014

Frida Garza | Table Talk: Greekin' Out

By joining a sorority, I’ve found women who support me in my feminism, not who diminish it.

January 22, 2014

Frida Garza | How to use Twitter to fight sexism

But like Snapchat and Facebook, Twitter is just a tool — and we decide what it’s used for. We can defame corporate giants and let policymakers know where we stand. Holding influential people accountable is one of the sexiest things you can do with your Twitter profile.

January 14, 2014

Chance The Rapper Is Coming To Penn

He will be headlining SPEC-TRUM’s fall show.

October 18, 2013

Frida Garza | The fall of Facebook

Privacy concerns and the aging of Facebook create room for a new social media platform.

July 7, 2011

Filmmaker screened Syrian culture film on campus Wednesday

Filmmaker Jean Marie Offenbacher visited Penn's campus today to showcase Tea on the Axis of Evil, her 2009 documentary on Syrian culture, as part of an ongoing college tour.

October 28, 2010

Riddle of the Sphinx commemorates abolitionist John Brown

On Oct. 22, the DuBois College House commemorated the 151st anniversary of abolitionist John Brown’s campaign on Harper’s Ferry with a recital marking the opening of an art exhibit — Riddle of the Sphinx.

October 25, 2010

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