Opinion Columns

04/11/17 7:58pm
How can college students achieve their policy goals in the era of Trump? An overlooked answer lies in pursuing policy preferences in states legislatures and governor’s mansions.
04/10/17 10:38pm
I was struck by something Alec Baldwin said near the end of his talk at Penn on Friday. When asked what advice he would give to college students, Baldwin immediately replied that we ought to travel, to explore the world when we are single, young and free.
04/09/17 10:21pm
Every one of us, no matter our political views, has a campus issue that we’re passionate about.
04/09/17 10:10pm
Like thousands of other students, I was added to the ‘Official Unofficial Penn Squirrel Catching Club” group on Facebook recently, and my news feed has since been flooded with memes about all things Penn.
04/09/17 8:55pm
GROUP THINK is the DP’s round table section, where we throw a question at the columnists and see what answers stick.
04/05/17 9:52pm
I remember the spring of my senior year of high school visiting Makuu Black Cultural Center during Quaker days.
04/05/17 9:51pm
In my Africana Studies class, we talk a lot about perspective: how things that seem acceptable or normal to a society at a given point in history can often seem incomprehensible to that same society several generations later.
04/04/17 8:42pm
Mental health. Two words every Penn student has heard before they set foot on Locust walk. We all know just how prevalent conversations about mental health have become and its relation to tragedy, campus culture and administration.
04/03/17 11:52pm
Last week the winners of the President's Engagement Prize were announced. I scrolled past the subject line in my inbox and clicked delete.
04/03/17 11:45pm
I spent a long time wondering what topic I should write on today. I found it very difficult to pick a stance on anything.
03/31/17 3:11pm
This past weekend, around 40 Penn students joined nearly 4000 campus activists from across the country at the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.
03/29/17 11:46pm
When I first arrived in Cambridge, I thought I would immediately integrate. I thought that I would make many British friends and that I would excel at every stereotypically British task I tried.
03/27/17 10:15pm
Last week, my friend sent me a New York Times article about the value high school students place on leadership. Because of the perceived focus on traditional leadership in college admissions, students prioritize leadership in the vein of “political or business power” — defining leaders based on their authority and dominance.
03/26/17 8:47pm
In the fall of 1993, Jahmae Harris, a then-senior here at Penn, received a frightening phone call to her dorm, the DuBois College House.
03/26/17 8:46pm
Who is Michael Zinman? The name might sound somewhat familiar to about half of the Penn population.
03/22/17 10:02pm
This past Sunday, I released my first ever episode of The Kiki Podcast Series on black excellence and self-love.
03/21/17 10:08pm
Just before spring break, I went to the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks basketball game on a trip sponsored by my dorm.
03/21/17 10:06pm
If you know me you know that one thing keep me laughing every day: Twitter memes. The best part about this is that practically every month or week, a new meme dominates Twitter’s social feed.
03/20/17 10:37pm
Today the word “radical” — sometimes spelled with a capital R — may inspire fear in the hearts of many.
03/19/17 10:08pm
The primary aim of any large-scale government program is not to save money. Social Security does not aim to reduce the deficit.