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Guest Column by Corey Paredes and Chris Schiller | Penn students, reject the false promises of Bernie Sanders

(02/06/20 2:46am)

Bernie Sanders is not a new face in national politics. In his nearly 30 years in Congress, Sen. Sanders has developed a reputation for advancing social justice, countering economic exploitation by the capitalist class, thrusting single-payer health care to the national stage, liberating oppressed peoples by fighting for open borders, and sounding the alarm on climate change by revolutionizing our economy through the forced mechanisms of government. The overwhelming power of his message to inspire and motivate has not been overlooked, as young people across the nation have embraced Bernie Sanders and his championing of nearly all perceived pressing social issues of our time. 

Penn alum uses documentary to raise awareness for lack of Philadelphia school counselors

(02/12/19 8:24am)

In a campaign to reverse the effects of a 2013 budget crisis that rid Philadelphia School District of all of it school counselors, 1989 College graduate Juliane Dressner returned to her alma mater to air her feature-length documentary on this national issue — and caught the attention of the Philadelphia City Council.

Penn alum wins protection for historic West Philadelphia buildings

(01/23/19 6:58am)

Between new apartment buildings, storefronts, and dormitories, several development projects have transformed the image of University City — sometimes at the expense of the region's historic architecture. One Penn alumna however, is taking a stand for the preservation of the city's historical buildings.