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This Thanksgiving, first-generation low-income students had more meal options on campus

(11/29/17 7:05pm)

While many Penn students visit their families or travel to new places for Thanksgiving every year, some stay on campus for reasons ranging from financial burdens to high workloads. This year, however, students who stayed on campus had a better opportunity to celebrate the holiday than they have in previous years.

Only one Penn dining hall serves halal food — and students say it has made multiple mistakes

(11/16/17 1:06am)

All incoming freshmen are required to choose between one of three dining plans that Penn offers — even if their dietary requirements make it inconvenient. For Muslim students, the inability to opt-out of the meal plan means they can only visit one dining hall on campus for meals. This situation is made even more complicated by the fact that several students have noticed lapses in the dining hall's adherence to the rules of halal.

Some speaker events at Penn cost up to $17,000 — and students get to determine that funding

(10/11/17 12:38am)

Student groups at Penn regularly invite high-profile speakers to speak on campus. Depending on the honorary guest, the cost of a visit can sometimes reach up to $17,000 and other times be completely free. This multi-step process of obtaining funding can often be lengthy, unpredictable and filled with obstacles.

Latinx Heritage Month provides a source of support and joy for students during an uncertain time

(10/04/17 11:41pm)

Against the backdrop of the impending repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the natural disasters that struck Mexico and Puerto Rico, members of Penn's Latinx community are determined to make the events surrounding Latinx Heritage Month this year an opportunity both for celebration and for support.