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Opinion Columns

21 hours ago
Columnist Emily Chang emphasizes the importance of learning from the past and reviving COVID-19 policies to improve current life.   
09/22/22 9:34am
Columnist Annie Bingle explores the unique benefits to making your bed each morning, and encourages you to do the same. 
09/19/22 10:54am
Columnists Vinay Khosla and Taja Mazaj argue Penn’s conception of civic engagement is intentionally disingenuous, and students must respond in kind with disruptive activism.   
09/15/22 7:39pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi examines the consequences for first years and the overall effectiveness of the Coalition to Save the UC Townhomes protest at the Class of 2026 Convocation.  
09/14/22 6:09pm
Columnist Keshav Ramesh argues that race-based affirmative action needs to be replaced with a system that instead takes socioeconomic status into account to truly guarantee racial and ethnic diversity. 
09/12/22 6:33am
Columnist Caroline Magdolen contemplates what is lost when students spend class time on electronic devices. 
08/29/22 9:12pm
Columnist Sam Zou argues that colleges create sealed-off campuses in an effort to preserve safety, student academic performance, and inequality in educational resources.
08/22/22 10:20pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that choosing not to engage in politics on campus because of the echo-chamber misconception will only stifle your experience and make those fears a reality. 
08/21/22 7:10am
Columnist Caroline Magdolen highlights the struggles that aided Penn students endure to fund their education, and what University administration can do in response.
07/28/22 11:06pm
Columnist Sam Zou argues that higher educational institutions lie or bend the rules on reporting data to college rankings to increase their place, and they must be held accountable legally. 
07/28/22 11:22am
Guest Columnist Alex Keswani discusses the cultural and political implications of Heartstopper’s global popularity. 
07/27/22 2:17pm
Columnist Keshav Ramesh argues that increased policing in schools has done little to nothing to stop mass shootings, and that the police are doing more harm than good when it comes to school safety. 
07/27/22 2:14pm
Columnist Eve Rosenblum discusses how phones are damaging conversation, preventing vulnerability, and increasing our isolation and anxiety in turn. 
07/22/22 4:18pm
Columnist Sarah Ming discusses the necessity of consumer awareness in the marketplace. 
07/21/22 4:51pm
Columnist Ace Dahyeon Choi addresses the changes in tuition costs and other fees in college education, which often exceed the average American’s ability to pay for one. 
07/15/22 10:36am
Columnist Sangeet Anand argues for the addition of an environmental course requirement to Penn’s current curriculum to amplify student engagement and awareness in sustainability and environmental issues. 
07/08/22 2:25pm
Columnist Daniel Gurevitch shares his personal experience with the Fourth of July shooting in Philadelphia and argues for approaching gun control with a different focus. 
07/06/22 12:50pm
Columnist Sam Zou argues that working remotely chips away at the core value of internships for college students and recent graduates. 
07/05/22 11:22pm
Columnist Vinay Khosla argues that the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling has damaged the Supreme Court’s legitimacy and credibility with the American people.
07/04/22 9:44am
Columnist Keshav Ramesh argues that even though abortion has always been framed as a women’s rights issue, allyship among pro-choice men is necessary to strengthen the movement, because women should not have to fight for their reproductive rights alone.