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.
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?
If John Legend is really the right guy for [Commencement], I challenge the selection committee to share why they have picked him.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
By joining a sorority, I’ve found women who support me in my feminism, not who diminish it.
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.
He will be headlining SPEC-TRUM’s fall show.
Privacy concerns and the aging of Facebook create room for a new social media platform.
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.
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.