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Kyle Henson

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Kyle Henson | A thesis to top it off

Penn isn’t the only one of its peers that doesn’t require senior theses. But schools that have made it a requirement view it as a cornerstone of the undergraduate educational experience.

November 20, 2012

Kyle Henson | Allowing technology to reinvent college

Are lectures really the best way to employ Penn’s eminent faculty? Are undergraduates getting their $39,088 worth of tuition by listening passively?

October 9, 2012

Kyle Henson | Gap year(s) as a cure

Three years ago, I arrived at Penn, already in far over my head. I enrolled in Math 104 and Biol 121 because that’s what pre-med kids do.

September 10, 2012

Kyle Henson | Change even Matisse could believe in

This failure seems to hint at a pervasive resistance to change that plagues our society. This problem proves most dangerous when our stubbornness to adapt allows obvious, and sometimes even easily solved, inefficiencies to persist.

June 6, 2012

Kyle Henson | Embracing our addiction to stress

It would be naive to think that the obnoxious type-A personalities that helped many of us get here in the first place disappeared after our matriculation.

April 16, 2012

Kyle Henson | Platforms don't define people

Candidates should be judged for how well we think they’ll handle the unpredictable

March 27, 2012

Kyle Henson | How to beat the curve

For those who are unfamiliar, the curve means two things: stress and a lower GPA. Most classes with curves have exam averages that float somewhere between the high 50s and the low 60s.

March 13, 2012

Kyle Henson | Detangling Diversity

Penn’s efforts amount to little more than a band-aid on a gushing wound.

February 20, 2012

Kyle Henson | Letting the college houses grow up

While Penn claims on its housing website that college houses “stand at the center of the Penn undergraduate experience … to form shared communities,” the system fundamentally fails to achieve this mission due to a lack of political and financial commitment from the administration.

February 7, 2012

Kyle Henson | Education, not indoctrination

We don’t spend $50,000 a year over four years just to read textbooks and have our beliefs reinforced. We want to hear brilliant opinions and arguments from our professors.

January 24, 2012

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