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Sara Schonfeld

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Sara Schonfeld | Embracing awkward

Embracing awkward is my way to being unapologetic about the person I am. I don’t allow other people to make me feel bad about myself on principle, so why would I give myself that power?

April 30, 2014

Sara Schonfeld | In defense of the friend break-up

You wouldn’t go on a second date with someone that makes you crazy — why spend your Friday night getting drinks with a “friend” who is toxic?

April 20, 2014

Sara Schonfeld | Post-fling reflections

This Fling, I bought fried Oreos and wore ridiculous amounts of neon. I wore sunglasses at night and forgot my sweater at home and stopped for fried chicken. I even got yelled at by the cops.

April 14, 2014

Sara Schonfeld | Peace, love, fling

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that I’ve been planning for this Fling for over a year.

For the first time, I went out and bought myself a fling tank.

April 9, 2014

Sara Schonfeld | Out of place at Penn

What do we have at Penn as a last hurrah? I guess it was supposed to be Feb Club, but these events have left me feeling like the estranged cousin at a family holiday.

March 2, 2014

Sara Schonfeld | Failing the Bechdel Test

For every female character, there are generally two male characters. Is it too much to ask that movies try a little bit harder to reflect reality? There are so many different types of diversity that Hollywood fails at.

February 25, 2014

Sara Schonfeld | Be mine?

Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be about validation. As nice as it was to have a guy confirming that my butt is not strangely misshapen, whether or not someone says it, it’s still true. There’s no reason to spend a holiday trying to parade around relationship labels.

February 13, 2014

Sara Schonfeld | Feminist fashion?

Can a sorority woman dress a certain way and still respect herself? What about a businesswoman — what does she have to wear to look professional?

February 6, 2014

Sara Schonfeld | Say no to FOMO

Sometimes I go and I’m extremely happy. This is great. Thank you, crippling fear of missing another sing-along to Ke$ha’s “Timber.”

January 29, 2014

Sara Schonfeld | Misanthropy 101

For some reason, though, it feels taboo to strike up a friendly conversation before a lecture starts. At best, the conversation fizzles out after questions about other classes and dorms, and you end up nodding to yourself, muttering, “Cool, that’s cool. Very nice. Cool.”

January 26, 2014

Sara Schonfeld | Table Talk: Greekin' Out

I’ve learned what kind of friendships I need and how it feels to find a group of girls that will share even your lowest moments — and sometimes even laugh at your worst jokes.

January 22, 2014

Sara Schonfeld | Don't ask, don't tell

I’m fairly certain if I met my celebrity idol Robert Downey Jr., he would shake my hand, sign the lunchbox I have with his face on it and then ask me, “So, Sara, what are your post-graduation plans?”

January 15, 2014

2012 College grad wins Mitchell Scholarship for the first time in Penn's history

Meghan Hussey, 2012 College graduate and scholarship recipient of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, has been involved in working with the disabled for a major part of her life.

December 10, 2013

Emerging startup ChargeItSpot looks back on Penn roots

A Wharton MBA student created ChargeItSpot, a free mobile phone charging station that provides charging cables inside a locker. The service is now live at more than 30 locations in Philadelphia — more than 10 of them are on Penn’s campus — and is expanding along the East Coast.

December 2, 2013

GSE study finds promise in minority-serving institutions

Minority-serving institutions are schools that work to provide education for students of color, specifically low-income students or students of underrepresented minorities.

November 25, 2013

New contract gives wage increases for dining workers

After unionizing with the Teamsters Local 929, dining hall workers have finished negotiating a contract with Bon Apetit. The new contract will increase wages and provide a healthcare package.

November 20, 2013

Education professors' study shows hope for Phila. schools

A study by two Graduate School of Education assistant professors shows that Philadelphia schools are spending less money per pupil yet performing as well as comparable districts.

November 20, 2013

Princeton considers emergency meningitis vaccine

Symptoms include fever, severe headache and sensitivity to bright light.

November 17, 2013

Union labor fees behind rise in facilities costs

Even spaces that are rent free require that students pay for services such as housekeeping and security.

November 13, 2013

Penn grad, 'Good Wife' producer talks law, Hollywood

Keith Eisner talks about his different jobs from the USA Network to Law & Order as he used his writing skills from law school to break into the television industry.

November 12, 2013

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