The Daily Pennsylvanian is a student-run nonprofit.

Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on our site.

Opinion Columns

10/27/19 8:06pm
With content created to empower and uplift, rooted in humility and a desire to see others succeed, we can reach millions of students who see themselves in us. Like the adage says, ‘’It’s not what you say, but how you say it,’’ that makes all the difference. 
10/27/19 8:03pm
Are you making the most of your Penn experience? Can you see yourself in a stereotypical marketing photo? Or are you off to the side, talking to someone who looks just like you? 
10/27/19 6:12pm
Even when we recognize risk, it doesn’t translate toward responsibility. In reality, we often drink as an excuse to be irresponsible for a night. So, of course, we deflect the job of calling out menacing behavior that we witness in this setting unless it becomes obvious.
10/23/19 11:19pm
Benjamin Franklin said that "by failing to plan, you are planning to fail." I’d like to challenge that statement.
10/23/19 11:17pm
When you observe the most innate and simplistic elements of humanity, wanting more for yourself and your family ranks at the top of the list
10/23/19 11:09pm
Men at Penn need to leverage their social privilege so that people of all genders can feel secure on campus and can experience Penn’s social scene without falling victim to assault or harassment. 
10/20/19 10:41pm
Although official statements and claims decrying Wax’s ideals as not representative of Penn Law’s values is a good start, it’s simply not enough.
10/20/19 9:40pm
Let the administration know how you feel, and maybe we can lay the groundwork for a more fair, less stressful Penn.
10/16/19 8:26pm
Indeed, the staff at Penn are just as essential to the success of the community as a whole, yet so often we neglect this, rarely offering more than a cold thank you or a passing nod.
10/16/19 8:02pm
It costs nothing to consider how your presence can positively impact someone else’s passion and profession. 
10/13/19 9:47pm
So freshman: while yes, do file a maintenance request for that mold infestation, don’t forget to stop a moment and appreciate your housing situation just a little bit more.  
10/13/19 9:44pm
Renting a house or apartment for the first time is a milestone in the transition to adulthood, and as exciting as it can be, the decidedly adult responsibilities and obligations that come with it can make even the most assertive people feel intimidated and ill-prepared.
10/13/19 9:39pm
Living by yourself is a choice that can make those factors more at the forefront of your mind, instead of what your roommates made for dinner or who stole your last razor. 
10/13/19 8:10pm
One in fourteen Philadelphia faces an eviction filing yearly.
10/08/19 11:06pm
All that HIV patients and any patient in general want is to feel like a normal person. Conversation with friends and patients is the first step. 
10/08/19 10:58pm
Any subject we study here will give us value, be it in terms of employability or creative satisfaction. We should question whether we can do that subject justice.
10/08/19 10:51pm
Legacy admissions does one thing correctly— eliminate the idea that elite education operates on the principle of meritocracy.
10/08/19 10:48pm
While one might be inclined when presented with e-cigarettes’ severe health consequences to just tell one’s peers to stop, we’re way past that. The vaping industry has successfully infected an entire generation of adolescents.
10/08/19 10:40pm
Penn students should take an active role in what they are learning. This includes challenging what is being taught.
10/08/19 5:19pm
We, as the Penn community, should not be okay with the idea of the potential “prestige” that comes with legacy students being a factor in the application process.