So this is it. This is how it ends, eh? Not with a bang, but with a whimper. A video call, a mailed diploma, see you at homecoming, maybe?
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Last week, Penn announced it would raise tuition. Last year, Penn announced the same. And the year before that...and the year before that. In fact, Penn has raised tuition by 3.9% every year for the past ten years, with the exception of 2018 — when it raised tuition by 3.8%. Under the new tuition rate, Penn’s incoming class can expect to pay their school over $300,000 by the time they graduate. That is absurd. It is time for Penn to freeze tuition.
Rush season has just wrapped up. Men and women on this campus have sorted themselves into different Greek organizations, having prepared for very different experiences. Ultimately, however, both fraternities and sororities at Penn enforce an outdated, regressive concept of gender roles. Both institutions cement traditional attributes for men and women that repress and marginalize those who do not fit in.
Penn seems to constantly tell us to take ourselves seriously. Everything we do has to be designed to better market ourselves to employers, clubs, professors — whomever we are trying to impress at any given moment. Being a “real adult” seems to mean pushing gravely onward through life, holding yourself to the highest standard possible, and relishing in your own steadfast pride.
It happens every fall at Penn. Corporate representatives flock like vultures to our campus, eager to take their pick of the brightest students here. From engineers to financial analysts to consultants, they search relentlessly for the students who will create the most value for their companies.
It’s no secret that we all need to do our part to protect our environment. And yet, we are not doing enough here at Penn.
When I arrived at Penn, I had fully bought in to that uniquely American, ubiquitous cliché about college: it will be the best four years of your life, so make the most of it!
We’ve all been there before. It’s three days before the end of add period. PennInTouch keeps crashing on you. All the courses you want to add are full. That political science course turned out to require 200 pages of reading a week, and you need out. You find one course that seems promising, but it’s already had two homeworks due, and the professor will not budge for any kind of extension.
Finals season is here and let’s face it — you could use a break. Here are some easily accessible places on campus that are offering study breaks.
This Engineering senior's company was just accepted into a startup accelerator for health care innovation
While many Penn students go on to become CEOs, few take on this role as students.
Columbia University has filed an objection to a National Labor Relations Board ruling that upheld a vote by Columbia graduate students to unionize.
Some crimes are less visible than others, and the Students Against Human Trafficking club at Penn is determined to end one of the most insidious.
Around 25 Penn students will leave behind their cellphones, laptops and other electronics and head to Nicaragua this May to fully escape the “Penn bubble” and study strategies for social impact.
The School of Veterinary Medice is at risk for losing approximately $30 million in state funding for the next fiscal year.
Penn isn’t the only Ivy League school where Benjamin Franklin’s legacy lives on.
On the heels of a last-minute agreement between Harvard University and its union workers, the Ivy League is experiencing more union unrest.
With election day in under a week, the next president of the United States is on everyone's mind. However, Thursday evening students flocked to College Hall to trade opposing facts and witty remarks in a debate about the legacy of our current commander-in-chief.