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Opinion Columns

08/01/20 8:20pm
It shouldn’t be uncommon to know your neighbors, and it shouldn’t be uncommon to extend kindness to everyone in your community. 
07/31/20 9:11am
Asbestos is a silicone mineral widely used as an insulator until it was banned in 1970 for emitting toxic fibers. Half a century later, predominantly Black and Brown public schools are still plagued by the harmful carcinogen. 
07/30/20 4:15pm
Currently, the majority of our seven on-campus sororities have few to no Black members. 
07/27/20 10:54am
The dynamic and unpredictable nature of the virus creates an ever changing set of problems for the University to try and solve.
07/26/20 1:11pm
Seeing my father suffer, cry, and fight the COVID-19 through a window is undoubtedly one of the most shocking memories I will have to carry with me forever.
07/22/20 2:47pm
Don’t take a gap year out of fear or discomfort with the chaotic state of the world. It’s our new normal and will continue to be in the foreseeable future. 
07/21/20 12:00pm
Since incoming college first years are at a key transition stage of their lives, they should highly consider taking a gap semester given their inability to receive a complete college experience under present circumstances.
07/20/20 11:22am
Microaggressions are uncomfortable, harmful, and demeaning for students because they ultimately influence a student’s perception of their ability to excel, feel comfortable and be accepted within the Penn community. 
07/19/20 9:41pm
Dr. Lorna Breen’s passing reignited a conversation surrounding well-being among physicians, but struggles with mental health often begin more than a decade before medicine itself.
07/17/20 10:44pm
Poverty is a problem in Philadelphia. Here, one in four residents live below the poverty line, but this reality is not apparent every day on Locust Walk.
07/17/20 9:43am
The crisis in Yemen, already the poorest country in the North African and Middle East regions, can be traced back to 2011.
07/16/20 5:09pm
We will be printing the DP this semester, with 34th Street Magazine as an insert, once a week on Thursdays. 
07/16/20 9:26am
Online learning comes with side effects, as does every classroom.
07/15/20 2:33pm
Based on the idea that we are all responsible enough to look out for each other, the Student Campus Compact places the onus on us to make the safest choices.
07/14/20 10:10am
Standard grading is designed for normal times, and these are not normal times.
07/10/20 10:09am
It’s important that we discuss the reality of eating disorders during quarantine, along with specific, concrete approaches to best support our loved ones. Here are seven tips.
07/09/20 10:47am
While Ivy League universities boast their students as the nation's most accomplished, public universities are actually accomplishing much more in terms of achieving equity. 
07/07/20 1:33pm
Harvard graduate Claira Janover's viral Tik Tok featuring imagery attached to inflicting brutal harm is not acceptable.
07/04/20 1:29pm
Personal liberty is the argument used to hide the crux of the issue, which is that individuals unwilling to wear masks simply don’t value the lives of others around them as much as they value their own.
07/03/20 9:58pm
The online orientation should list how the virus spreads, preventative measures, and the consequences when breaking the Student Campus Compact.