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Opinion Columns

05/20/22 3:51pm
Physician-scientist and Indian American Raman Mitra, a 1985 M.D.-Ph.D. graduate who completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, moves beyond personal indignation to dissect the Amy Wax controversy.
05/17/22 5:00pm
Columnist Sam Zou argues that Florida’s Don’t Say Gay Bill has a national impact and may endanger LGBTQ youth who already lack access to a supportive community.
05/15/22 1:16pm
Agatha Advinculca, former DP opinion deputy editor, takes an existential look at her past four years at the DP and Penn.  
05/12/22 2:26pm
Kylie Cooper, former photo editor of The Daily Pennsylvanian, reflects on the opportunities she received as a Penn student, a school that isn’t meant for photojournalism. 
05/09/22 5:33pm
Jackson Joffe, former DP associate sports editor discusses why finding spaces at Penn is important — and why the DP was the place he came to call home. 
05/08/22 5:58pm
Alfredo Praticò, former opinion editor, reflects on his time at the DP, and his journey to graduate college in three years.
05/08/22 3:54pm
Joseph M. Squillaro, former opinion columnist, reflects on his time at Penn and the DP, and the notion of uncertainty that came to define his college experience. 
05/08/22 3:01pm
Sage Levine, former Video Editor, reflects on her time at the DP and her love for telling stories though DP Video.    
05/07/22 1:03pm
Conor Murray, former DP news editor, reflects on his four years at the DP and the difficulty of burning out doing something you love.   
05/06/22 3:28pm
Sukhmani Kaur, former photo editor and summer multimedia editor, reflects back on her past four years at Penn and the DP. 
05/06/22 9:47am
Columnist Varun Saraswathula writes about his Penn experience and his wish to have been kinder to himself and others.  
05/05/22 11:48pm
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck reflects upon his experience as a storyteller at Penn and encourages students to find an avenue to share their stories. 
05/05/22 1:21am
Ashley Ahn, former DP Executive Editor, reflects back on her four years at Penn and the DP. 
05/04/22 8:48pm
Hadriana Lowenkron, former DP editor-in-chief, reflects on the progress that the DP made during her leadership, and her hopes for the future.  
05/02/22 12:18am
Columnist Alfredo Praticò questions the methods that Sidechat has used to rise to prominence at Penn's campus.
05/02/22 12:04am
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that Penn should put a greater emphasis on American history scholarship and courses.  
05/01/22 4:10pm
Columnist Daniel Gurevitch urges students to seek discomfort by taking courses outside of their academic comfort zone.
04/28/22 1:04am
Columnist Tony Zhou argues that all classes at Penn should have exams that are appropriately challenging without the need for a curve. 
04/26/22 7:28pm
Columnist Varun Saraswathula writes about psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin and LSD, and how they are powerful therapeutics for a variety of mental illnesses; he argues that Penn should open a center for psychedelic research like many of its peer institutions to be at the forefront of psychiatry. 
04/25/22 10:55am
Columnist Vinay Khosla discusses how the emergence of NFTs poses a threat to art’s historical emphasis on cultural value.