You should not and do not need to believe that Penn is perfect. You should not love it unconditionally. You only need to love it enough to believe that it is worth saving.
You cannot always repress and ignore grievances you have with certain people. Nor can you avoid becoming close to those same people in the first place.
Penn, it might be time to stop saying you love helping minorities, when you actually subdue them once they start to threaten your white domination.
Our objective should be to reach a space where we can acknowledge the pertinent issues on campus while also leading healthy, full lives.
If passed, these changes would undermine higher education and would have a negative multi-generational impact on the United States.
Other universities have reformed their grading systems. It’s time for Penn to do the same.
The city can widen our horizons, teach us lessons and help us develop a healthier view on life, society and our goals.
More books aren’t better, and reading isn’t necessarily better than not reading — so let’s stop acting like that’s the case.
Though our food is an integral part of our college experience, the costs of eating should not tie us down and hinder us more than our tuition, housing, and work already do.
We need to save our middle-aged selves from paying for the mistakes of today.
We should not automatically assume that just because an owner doesn’t have any physical impairments, a service dog has no use.
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.
Our inherent gratitude for our lives and the people in them should extend beyond a day and should carry into our day-to-day, even if we have to consciously remind ourselves to do so.
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.
After the recent revelations of the Paradise Papers, it is obvious that Penn hasn’t been entirely practicing what it preaches.
We should ensure that when we hold ourselves accountable it doesn’t come at the cost of neglecting to have Penn do the same.
There is great education and adventure in taking classes in a subject that is not only foreign to us, but also challenges our fundamental assumptions and beliefs.
An education not only teaches but molds, and we ought to remember the forces that shape us into ourselves.
Do we need a major overhaul of the UC or does the UC just have a brand problem?
Celebrating Thanksgiving the “right way” shouldn’t be a litmus test for American-ness.