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Morgan Jones

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Morgan Jones | Why you should be passionless

Robert Frost erred when he said to take the path less traveled — always travel in herds, and don’t look around.

November 13, 2013

Morgan Jones | The benefit of 'goodbye'

Before, I preferred to go down the route of not acknowledging death.

October 16, 2013

Morgan Jones | Ending excuses

The fact that we can dismiss people, relationships and interactions we’re not proud of after four years doesn’t mean that those actions don’t define our character.

October 3, 2013

Morgan Jones | Let’s get naked

When I came to Penn, I brought that superhero mindset with me. If anyone asked me how I was doing, I’d answer, “Good!” It’s easy to give that automatic response and move on — I mean, is Superman ever not good?

September 18, 2013

Morgan Jones | I support the troops

It is possible to divorce supporting the troops as a whole political entity from respecting the individuals who serve.

September 5, 2013

(Sky)diving into it

In elementary school, I made an unhealthy amount of lists. I was, to say the least, the opposite of an impulsive child. Earlier this week, however, I jumped out of a plane.

August 19, 2013

Morgan Jones | ‘Alessgo’ to Girl Talk

Is Fling more about the music or coming together as a school? As far as I know, this is the first time students are actively and publicly organizing themselves to separate the concert from Fling.

April 10, 2013

Morgan Jones | Problematic policy

Access to the Quadrangle building access will be restricted during Fling. According to Penn, the administration is trying to “curb the threat of underage or irresponsible drinking” and reduce the number of hospitalizations. I don’t think the new policy will be effective. In fact, I think it may have the opposite effect.

April 2, 2013

Morgan Jones | The internet giveth, and it taketh away

On July 1, 2013, Google will be discontinuing Google Reader, a RSS feed that displays all your news sources, blogs and sites of personal interest in one place. This instance does, however, point to one glaring fact that we internet users like to forget: everything we store on the internet is under the control of someone else, and we don’t have much of a say if that controller decides to take it all away.

March 21, 2013

Morgan Jones | The city of brotherly brew

We — Philadelphia — have everything. Well, almost everything. But you know what we don’t have? A weekly pub run. And do you know what would make Philadelphia an even greater city? A weekly pub run.

March 15, 2013

Morgan Jones | @UPenn, where is the #love?

What does the fact that we cannot enjoy such a show but rather must criticize it ruthlessly and endlessly say about our culture? #NothingGood.

February 26, 2013

Morgan Jones | Don't keep walking

To many students, Locust Walk is just a means to get from one class to another. This, unfortunately, reflects an attitude found beyond the cobbled blocks of Locust: to many students, Penn is just a stepping stone between high school and the “real world.”

February 20, 2013

Morgan Jones | Name that identity

Pairing an identity with a name is not a new phenomenon, but now researchers have the data to recognize and support name trends with statistical analysis. So thanks for raising me, Mom and Dad, but you did most of the heavy lifting just by slapping a name on that birth certificate.

February 6, 2013

Morgan Jones | Coming to a bachelor pad near you?

My Hill hall is cool. We defy stereotypes. We bond all over again over “The Bachelor.” Does your hall?

January 31, 2013

Morgan Jones | It's time to care: an advanced seminar

Other countries don’t like us because of our narcissistic attitude. So, in order to better participate in our globalized world and to improve our international reputation, we must become aware of more than the American side.

January 24, 2013

Morgan Jones | Captain Morgan on campus

Most of the time, the worst that comes of those extra shots is an embarrassing moment or an inside joke from another time at Smoke’s. Yet all too often, the results are on a much larger scale.

January 17, 2013

Morgan Jones | Bikram like Beckham

My exercise was limited to taking the stairs to my room in lieu of the elevator — and I live on the second floor. The weather had started to turn chilly and hot yoga didn’t sound so bad after all.

January 10, 2013

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