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.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we can all take a step back and reflect on what an amazing school Penn is, even if there’s room for improvement every now and then.
Kindness at Penn shouldn’t just be reserved for one week; it should be just as integral to our identities as our competitive spirits.
Maybe losing our otherwise well-defined sense of kindness is just a part of growing up.
We must come together in times to support one another when no one wants to recognize us and make sure that our various cultural communities are valued on campus.
Asking students to decide what courses they are taking so early perpetuates a rather stressful pressure of outlining the exact trajectory of one’s academic progress — something that not everyone necessarily knows.
Despite the increase in popular support for tariffs and protectionism, encouraging trade remains the best framework for US foreign economic policy.
Our trade deals are ubiquitously outdated, hardly touching big data or any real form of data sharing, failing to adapt to the constantly technologically changing marketplace.
We encourage everyone around us to practice self-care, and then turn around and talk loudly about how we barely get any sleep because we were scrolling through Reddit for hours.
College is only a small part of our lives, and the lifelong friends we do make don’t have to come from these fleeting four years.
Often, our activism is empty because the standards we set for ourselves and each other are extremely low.
In a time when there have been a large amount of pressing issues among students, the announcement of New College House West's construction comes as a distraction from the calls to action within the Penn community.