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Opinion Columns

04/01/22 7:07pm
Columnist Kayla Cotter argues that viewing the four-year degree as compulsory threatens to undermine other viable post-secondary pathways.  
03/31/22 10:46pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that the University’s choice to extend the mask mandate in classrooms failed to consider scientific evidence and opinions of a large portion of students and faculty.
03/31/22 3:14pm
Columnist Agatha Advincula advises incoming college students on what they should know about Penn.
03/30/22 8:18pm
Columnist Otto Piasecki urges students to take advantage of the international diversity present at Penn.
03/29/22 6:13pm
Columnist Vinay Khosla argues that social media culture has been pivotal in desensitizing people to issues across the world.
03/24/22 6:55pm
Columnist Jesse Zhang shares his experiences and the lessons he learned from the college matriculation process. 
03/23/22 9:44pm
Columnist Alex Eapen writes that appointing a person of color as provost will allow Penn to better prioritize diversity and inclusion on campus. 
03/22/22 7:38pm
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck argues that senior societies need to improve in social inclusivity and financial transparency by reflecting on his personal rush experience and by interviewing current senior society members.
03/22/22 12:25am
Columnist Sam Zou argues for the positive role affirmative action has on achieving diversity, increasing intergenerational mobility, and equalizing wealth between Black and white students.  
03/19/22 1:38am
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that higher education should not be viewed as a necessity, and in doing so we can improve the quality of our lives in college as well as our collective financial futures.
03/15/22 7:33pm
Columnist Isabella Glassman urges Penn students to more deeply consider whether an economics course is necessary for their academic career.
03/14/22 6:57pm
Columnist Allison-Santa-Cruz argues that it is time to return to pre-pandemic normalcy given current COVID-19 data.  
03/14/22 2:51pm
Columnist Jesse Zhang encourages the Penn community to participate in a non-academic and non-preprofessional extracurricular activity.
03/14/22 11:24am
Columnist Joseph M. Squillaro encourages you to join “The Great Penn Resignation,” discussing the paradoxical benefits of declaring “I quit.” 
03/13/22 8:32pm
Columnist Alfredo Praticò argues that the Penn community should vote on the fate of the campus mask mandate. 
03/02/22 6:02am
Columnist Vinay Khosla argues that Penn students ought to be more cognizant of wealth disparities in order to build a more inclusive campus environment. 
03/01/22 10:06pm
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz discusses how reframing our initial perceptions of Philadelphia enables us to view it for the great city that it is.  
02/23/22 8:43am
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck encourages students to reach out to Penn alumni using the MyPenn database because doing so may lead to informative lessons and connections.
02/22/22 7:26pm
Columnist Alfredo Praticò argues that the success of Penn’s multi-year, multi-million dollar investment into Lea Elementary hinges on Penn’s new president, Liz Magill.
02/16/22 6:47pm
Columnist Artur Vllahiu cites the work of German philosopher Martin Heidegger, arguing that COVID-19 is an inflection point in our understanding of existence and the lack thereof.