An avid "Grey’s Anatomy" fan, I’m reminded of something Dr. Meredith Grey told a young patient: “You don’t know this yet, but life isn’t supposed to be like this. It’s not supposed to be this hard.”
Seek out the help that is there for you.
By joking about dying or depression on a regular basis, it can make it much more difficult for a friend to know if you’re just kidding around and being dramatic or are genuinely giving them a cry for help.
We should understand how much of ourselves we can give to each other at different times.
While it may be intuitive, it is also easy to forget that helpers need help, too.
Ultimately, growing up in America makes it impossible to ignore the inequities in the health care system for long.
Seeing our friends shake hands with employers that sign hefty checks can be discouraging in the small and competitive bubble that is Penn. But there is an entire world out there that celebrates creativity and divergence.
The list of responsibilities that RAs are expected to take on is long and demanding, especially given the fact that they — like the residents they serve — are students.
With the astronomical price tag, it’s worth wondering what students and their parents expect to gain from these programs – and whether they actually get it.
The importance of Penn having its students take a Physical World course pales in comparison to preparing its students to successfully navigate the make-or-break financial decisions that await them after college.
As more and more students are prevented from attending this school due to it being unaffordable, Penn must ask itself: who is this construction really benefiting?
I think Pottruck can be great when you want to fit a quick workout in between classes, but there’s a reason some people dread going. Luckily, it isn’t the only place in the city you can visit to get an effective workout in.
During our time at Penn, just about all of us will experience assault personally or have it happen to someone that we care about. In light of that, far too few of us will be equipped to respond to it.
A lot of people on Penn’s campus don’t need to think twice about an extra 60 cent charge, but that’s a privilege, not a given.
College is an investment in yourself — one that should be managed carefully in order to see prosperous returns.
I am grateful to the city of Philadelphia for providing such a bustling and rich social environment from which I've learned more about my own politics as well as the politics of those I’ve always opposed.
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.
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.
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.
Mislabeling depression as mere sadness will only prevent or delay treatment of a serious mental illness that should be addressed and treated as such.