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Our trade deals are ubiquitously outdated, hardly touching big data or any real form of data sharing, failing to adapt to the constantly technologically changing marketplace.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.
Perhaps we don’t need a Penn course to teach us how to spot fake news, but we do need to take individual responsibility in learning this valuable skill.
While it's important to ask the University for help, it's also necessary for us to take action as individuals that help alleviate the anxieties and pressures of college.
In general, how can student activist groups lobby Penn's administration effectively in order to promote change?
As diverse as Penn is, I feel safe in saying that the drive to succeed is one of the few qualities that unite us as a community.
From freshmen to upperclassmen, student club member to club president — we all have our own “spheres of influence," no matter their size.
When we lament our university’s pre-professional culture, it’s not because this culture makes us career-oriented but rather because it orients us towards certain careers.
What I’ve found is that the best way to escape the culture of busyness is to be by myself and enjoy it.
Not only have I made and bonded with friends over memes, but there’s a comfort in knowing you are not the only one going through a certain situation.
At the end of the day Penn students are here for their academics and the opportunities that Penn has to offer, therefore applying ED shouldn’t be reserved only for those who have had the luxury to visit campus.