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Opinion Columns

23 hours ago
Columnist Jessey Shin explores the problem of disparate advising quality in the College and argues for a more standardized experience.
02/19/24 6:00am
Columnist Francesco Salamone urges students to prioritize reflection and harmonious passions beyond traditional prestige for a meaningful college experience.
02/18/24 6:00am
Columnist Mariana Martinez argues that Penn dining services pose a severe challenge particularly for international students and their college experience. 
02/15/24 6:00am
Columnist Franklin Li argues that the College’s current Physical World and Living World sector requirements lead to the phenomenon of crowding in certain courses.
02/14/24 6:00am
Columnist Chloe Chen proves it’s possible to find a lifelong valentine at Penn by sharing three alumni stories. 
02/13/24 6:54pm
Columnist Emily Chang exposes racist questioning in a recent Senate hearing which speaks to the broader culture of American xenophobia. 
02/09/24 6:00am
Columnist Kiyah Akins shares her experience navigating her identity as an African American woman. 
02/08/24 1:47am
Columnist Hanadi Abdulkadir expands on her experience with an Africana class at Penn and why all students should take one too.
02/07/24 11:17pm
Columnist Jack Lakis investigates why it’s so popular to complain about the Penn experience.
02/06/24 1:03pm
Columnist Mritika Senthil argues removing legacy admissions is crucial in the aftermath of Penn’s change in administration and resulting controversies.
02/01/24 2:00pm
Guest Columnist Johaer Jilani argues Liz Magill's resignation reflects poor decision-making and a shift in public opinion.
01/30/24 8:19pm
Columnist Riane Lumer advocates for students to indulge in non-preprofessional clubs to receive benefits distinct to those activities. 
01/27/24 2:07pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi concludes that while Greek life has its flaws, it provides a unique benefit to Penn culture as the last independent organizations on campus.
01/25/24 6:00am
Columnist Izzy Feinfeld argues that the Penn community should focus its efforts on building bridges between students, faculty, and staff rather than its donor base.  
01/24/24 8:22pm
Columnist Akiva Berkowitz argues for a better system to point students to the many fun experiences on campus.
01/22/24 11:09pm
Columnist Mia Vesely discusses her experience in the rush process at Penn and why it wasn’t for her.
12/10/23 11:23pm
The Daily Pennsylvanian's Opinion department and Editorial Board weigh in with their thoughts on the resignations of Liz Magill and Scott Bok. 
12/10/23 11:21pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi surmises that Penn’s problems can be aided by a commitment to transparency and widespread open expression with our new president.
12/10/23 11:19pm
Columnist Mritika Senthil urges the Penn community to reexamine institutional priorities after Liz Magill and Scott Bok’s resignations, describing how challenges in transforming campus culture at large have little to do with the former administration. 
12/10/23 9:56pm
Columnist Jack Lakis explains how students can restore their peace of mind in light of the recent leadership crisis at Penn.