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Opinion Columns

10/16/19 8:26pm
Indeed, the staff at Penn are just as essential to the success of the community as a whole, yet so often we neglect this, rarely offering more than a cold thank you or a passing nod.
10/16/19 8:02pm
It costs nothing to consider how your presence can positively impact someone else’s passion and profession. 
10/13/19 9:47pm
So freshman: while yes, do file a maintenance request for that mold infestation, don’t forget to stop a moment and appreciate your housing situation just a little bit more.  
10/13/19 9:44pm
Renting a house or apartment for the first time is a milestone in the transition to adulthood, and as exciting as it can be, the decidedly adult responsibilities and obligations that come with it can make even the most assertive people feel intimidated and ill-prepared.
10/13/19 9:39pm
Living by yourself is a choice that can make those factors more at the forefront of your mind, instead of what your roommates made for dinner or who stole your last razor. 
10/13/19 8:10pm
One in fourteen Philadelphia faces an eviction filing yearly.
10/08/19 11:06pm
All that HIV patients and any patient in general want is to feel like a normal person. Conversation with friends and patients is the first step. 
10/08/19 10:58pm
Any subject we study here will give us value, be it in terms of employability or creative satisfaction. We should question whether we can do that subject justice.
10/08/19 10:51pm
Legacy admissions does one thing correctly— eliminate the idea that elite education operates on the principle of meritocracy.
10/08/19 10:48pm
While one might be inclined when presented with e-cigarettes’ severe health consequences to just tell one’s peers to stop, we’re way past that. The vaping industry has successfully infected an entire generation of adolescents.
10/08/19 10:40pm
Penn students should take an active role in what they are learning. This includes challenging what is being taught.
10/08/19 5:19pm
We, as the Penn community, should not be okay with the idea of the potential “prestige” that comes with legacy students being a factor in the application process.
10/06/19 9:57pm
Mr. Whitefield’s activism, support and participation in slavery is something that must be known. 
10/06/19 9:14pm
The options for students with alcohol and drug addiction need to be clear and accessible. 
10/06/19 6:23pm
As Penn students, we must break the old narrative with new story.
10/06/19 6:09pm
This is the crux of the negativity regarding legacy students on campus. But this sentiment extends beyond Penn’s campus.   
10/04/19 5:16pm
You can choose to be respectful to the hard-working people who often listen to our drunken charades.
10/03/19 12:42pm
At its core, Christianity emphasizes love; it is a religion built upon the gracious love of God who saves humans from sin.
10/02/19 5:46pm
These small moments have contributed to a great feeling that my professors are not intimidating authoritative figures, but rather mentors who reassure that there is a bright future ahead.
10/02/19 2:21pm
It is important to remember that this mentality and perspective can be incredibly damaging and harmful.