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Opinion Columns

11 hours ago
In spite of this campus’ sometimes toxic culture, you will almost certainly make lifelong friends here. Just make sure that you don’t forget the lifelong friends that you already have. 
11 hours ago
The cyclical nature of disordered eating can be depleting, and when you’re adjusting to the new stress of tough college classes, it’s an extra barrier between yourself and your full potential. 
13 hours ago
My advice shouldn’t be taken as gospel, it’s certainly not earth-shattering, and may not even be applicable to you, but it’s what I wish I’d known as a freshman: Put yourself out there. 
08/16/19 1:08pm
Mislabeling depression as mere sadness will only prevent or delay treatment of a serious mental illness that should be addressed and treated as such.
08/15/19 10:54am
Just like you set aside time to eat, study, and see your friends, make exercise part of your routine. You will feel happier and healthier. 
08/14/19 10:03am
Until the writing seminar curriculum changes, students will continue to feel that it is a waste of their time and money.
08/13/19 10:31am
While Google searches and Wikipedia pages do have their benefits, Penn students know their campus and surrounding area best.
08/03/19 10:00am
If you really want to get an accurate assessment of how big the classes are at any school, ask someone who is taking classes you are considering taking, or studying something that you may be interested in.
08/02/19 10:38am
Dress well and notice the difference in both how you feel and how the people around you view you, speak to you, and respect you. 
08/01/19 11:24am
While we fantasize about what the end of the world will look like, the true apocalypse has already hit home and is terrorizing hundreds of communities living on the frontlines. 
07/31/19 10:51am
Just because we attend a world-class university does not mean that we are shielded from the horrors of the opioid crisis.
07/24/19 8:51pm
Amy Wax's views serve as a reflection of the character of Penn, both as an institution and a community. By taking a position at Penn, Wax has joined a community of students and scholars, that, although diverse in thought and culture, have agreed to abide by a set of guiding principles.
07/21/19 7:29pm
The best advice I have received has been from people who don’t just sympathize with me, but empathize with me. Though I had never considered joining a support group before, I am tremendously grateful for the sincere support of my fellow returning students and the empathic discussions that we’ve shared.
07/18/19 10:46am
There are still clubs that have more than two rounds of interviews and require resumes, but they get away with it because students at Penn are often wired to work as hard as they can to reach their goals, even if it is not good for their mental health. 
07/17/19 9:55am
If Biden is to return to campus at any time during these next few months, he should return fully prepared to put his talents to use for the good of the Penn community, or else the University should pay him a salary that more accurately reflects his contributions to this institution. 
07/16/19 11:12am
We need to incorporate the act of reading into our daily routine. Even reading one or two full-length articles from a fairly reputable newspaper or reading a chapter of a book can make a difference.
07/11/19 9:54am
Within the Penn community, this summer effort intends to inspire richer discussion and learning among students and scholars across campus, as well as introduce researchers around campus to each others’ efforts. 
07/03/19 10:10am
By lowering the barriers that divide students across the undergraduate schools, the University could create a more united student body that is better able to both collaborate with itself and foster a sense of unity at this school that is sorely lacking.
07/02/19 9:55am
The extent to which high school, college, and graduate students depend on Khan Academy tells us how lackluster some of their more conventional resources tend to be.
06/29/19 8:14pm
Let’s take the first step toward ending the stigma around mental health by prioritizing ourselves and our health.