Articles by Isabella Simonetti

04/25/18 5:26pm
A lot of people at Penn don’t like me. That’s the nature of the work I do here. But the gift that is being a student-journalist is 100 percent worth it. 
04/21/18 4:00pm
Don’t get me wrong, drinking on college campuses is a difficult issue to navigate. No alcohol policy is perfect, but Penn’s doesn’t even try to be.
04/01/18 11:59pm
Let’s demand more effective policy change from the administration — Penn can combat sexual assault without treating its students like minors.   
03/22/18 12:13am
Penn might not be “the best” school in the Ivy League, but let me pose an important question: why does it matter? And why does it hurt our egos so much? Four years go by too quickly to walk around with chips on our shoulders. 
02/28/18 9:01pm
What happens when the cost of joining a Panhellenic sorority is as opaque as it is exclusionary?
02/14/18 12:11am
Making out, sex, and everything in between — all with no strings attached. Sounds perfect, right?     
02/09/18 8:00am
No matter how much it’s stigmatized, how unusual it might be to be open to talking about it, my anxiety and depression have taught me to care for myself.
01/29/18 3:59pm
It’s becoming a rarity for me to meet a woman who hasn’t been sexually assaulted at Penn. I’ve only been a student here for six months; this is just the tip of the iceberg.
01/22/18 8:56pm
From 34th Street | Every winter, hundreds of Penn freshmen zip up their coats to attend Panhellenic recruitment. College freshman Isabella Simonetti wrote about the process as it happened through her eyes. 
01/08/18 12:35pm
An online world of people seeking sex with no strings attached, waiting to pass judgement on our appearances, can be toxic.
12/11/17 8:05pm
The fall semester is just about to end and a lot has happened that has left lasting impressions and changes on this campus.
12/11/17 8:05pm
Our neglect to take responsibility for our contribution to the toxic parts of Penn is what allows it to persist.
12/05/17 5:23pm
Our objective should be to reach a space where we can acknowledge the pertinent issues on campus while also leading healthy, full lives. 
11/27/17 7:55pm
Whether one is applying early to Penn or any other college, it is important to recognize and try to avoid the false idealization of particular universities.
11/21/17 9:46pm
Being a freshman at Penn is tough. But being a queer freshman at Penn has made my adjustment to college way more difficult than it should be. 
11/13/17 8:10pm
Kindness at Penn shouldn’t just be reserved for one week; it should be just as integral to our identities as our competitive spirits.
11/06/17 7:55pm
While it's important to ask the University for help, it's also necessary for us to take action as individuals that help alleviate the anxieties and pressures of college. 
10/29/17 11:43pm
How is a freshman supposed to make sense of all the tragedy that has struck Penn? And how can they ensure that they will be immune to the mental health issues that plague its campus?
10/23/17 7:11pm
The administration can no longer blindly point to Counseling and Psychological Services and shut down parties in hopes that mental health issues and the consequences of binge drinking will vanish. 
10/16/17 10:58pm
What the University fails to recognize is that, like so many of the issues students face, binge drinking demands immediate attention.
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