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Keshav Ramesh | Doug Mastriano is a danger to democracy

(10/29/22 1:08pm)

On Nov. 8, 2022, voters across the state will head to the polls to elect the next governor of Pennsylvania, and it all comes down to two major candidates. One is Josh Shapiro, a lawyer who currently serves as Pennsylvania’s attorney general and is the Democratic Party nominee. The Republican Party nominee is Doug Mastriano, a retired military officer who currently represents Pennsylvania’s 33rd District in the State Senate.

Keshav Ramesh | No, more police in schools is not the answer

(07/27/22 6:17pm)

In the wake of the horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, last month, there has been a nationwide push to re-evaluate the effectiveness of police officers in schools. Even with multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Uvalde Police Department, addressing the situation, it took them 77 minutes to enter the school and stop the gunman. It is absolutely ridiculous that the very people whose job it is to serve and protect the community refused to do so when addressing a situation like a mass shooting.

Keshav Ramesh | How men can step up and help defend abortion rights

(07/04/22 1:44pm)

Society often characterizes abortion as a women’s rights issue, but allyship from pro-abortion rights men that is active, not performative, is needed more than ever in the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. States across the country are enforcing tyrannical abortion bans that treat women like second-class citizens and will disproportionately impact low-income women and women of color. To fight back, men have to stand up for abortion rights without speaking over women or interfering with women’s bodily autonomy.

Keshav Ramesh | It's time to end unpaid internships

(06/24/22 1:43pm)

The Biden-Harris administration recently committed to paying White House interns for the first time in history, beginning in Fall 2022. This is a fantastic new policy that merits a closer look into whether unpaid internships are worth students’ time, especially at schools like Penn, where internship culture is woven into its signature blend of preprofessionalism and a liberal arts education.