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Opinion Columns

03/18/21 5:07pm
Columnist Jessica Gooding argues that Penn students must act to address systemic and societal issues brought to the forefront by the pandemic.
03/17/21 4:23pm
Columnist Emily Chang reflects on the root causes of the increase in hate crimes directed towards Asian-Americans in the United States.
03/16/21 11:14pm
Columnist Andy Yoon explores the harms of the "model minority" myth amid rising hate crimes against Asian Americans.
03/16/21 10:41pm
Columnist Alex Eapen discussed the harms Penn students cause when they get vaccinated from clinics designed to serve Philadelphia's Black community.
03/08/21 8:55pm
Columnist Matthew Liu argues that there is a disconnect between public support and government funds with regards to space exploration.
03/04/21 10:07am
Columnist Isabella Glassman argues that professors should keep exams open book when in-person classes return to decrease exam-related stress.
03/02/21 7:46pm
Columnist Alex Eapen critiques Penn's pre-professional culture and offers suggestions on how students can find more enjoyment in their lives.
02/28/21 7:38pm
Columnist Caroline Magdolen investigates the status of sustainability at Penn and discusses how the University and its students can lead green lives at Penn.
02/27/21 12:57pm
Columnist Urooba Abid argues that Penn has an obligation to support the School District's reopening plan by providing testing for staff and students as they return to in-person schooling.
02/26/21 12:27pm
Columnist Surayya Walters makes the case that Wharton has long ways to go before becoming an equitable institution and uplifting the experiences of BIPOC women to feel comfortable in the workplace.
02/25/21 12:08pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that Penn students should not disregard religion on campus and should see these organizations as a vessel for reflection and community.
02/21/21 4:58pm
Isabella Glassman argues that Penn should expand the reach of PennOpen Pass to protect West Philadelphia businesses and residents.
02/21/21 7:43am
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi examines the history of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the use of his ideas in 21st century social movements.
02/19/21 7:58pm
Columnist Andy Yoon makes the case that imposing a dining plan requirement on sophomores is not the way to build community.
02/12/21 12:03pm
Public information about the status of COVID-19 at Penn is hard to come by, with only weekly updates on a dashboard largely devoid of relevant information. With real concerns about an outbreak on campus, Penn has to do better.
02/12/21 11:42am
After months of changed plans and doubts raised, Penn stands on the precipice of a major campus COVID-19 outbreak. But instead of blaming the students, the University must hold itself accountable for changing standards and implementing half-baked policies that were supposed to keep our campus safe.
02/12/21 11:39am
Written decades ago, "Native Son" by Richard Wright stands, unfortunately, as a largely-accurate picture of the systemic racism in America today. This Black History Month, consider it a must-read.
02/12/21 11:35am
The quick rise and fall of GameStop's stock was largely driven by small investors looking to turn a quick profit. But young investors must be wary of such schemes and treat online investments with care.
02/11/21 9:18am
This Friday marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, an important annual celebration in many Asian cultures. However, it denies the diversity of these cultures if all of these celebrations are called the Chinese New Year.
02/11/21 9:11am
Penn canceled COVID-19 testing last Monday and Tuesday, followed just days later with news of spiking case counts. Had the tests not been canceled, it is likely an outbreak could have been avoided.