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Bridget McGeehan | Opening up about my freshman year abortion

(09/19/22 12:29am)

I found out I was pregnant in a Starbucks bathroom, only a few weeks after starting my first year at Penn. I was 18, and I did everything to keep it a secret. Buying a test on campus risked fellow students seeing me, so I walked about 15 blocks downtown to the Rittenhouse CVS. After that, I headed into the Starbucks across the street, where I remained, hyperventilating, until my tears subsided enough to be able to walk outside again.

Students balance academics with love of art

(02/15/12 3:08am)

Looking at a model from behind his easel, College senior Jesse Rappaport not only paints what he sees but also draws inspiration from knowledge gained while flipping through his human anatomy textbooks. As a fine arts major also taking premed courses, Rappaport hopes that he will stand out as a unique candidate when applying to medical school. Rapport laughed while describing himself as an artist studying premed as “on the side.”

Q&A with new Interfraternity Council President David Shapiro

(12/09/11 1:45am)

On Wednesday night, the Interfraternity Council held elections for its new executive board. College junior and current Zeta Beta Tau brother David Shapiro was elected as the IFC’s new president. He sat down with The Daily Pennsylvanian to discuss the organization’s five-year plan, ongoing alcohol policy reforms and new IFC academic requirements.