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Opinion Columns

02/17/10 4:47am

Ash Wednesday | It's hard out here for a painter

An art store could add a lot to the University City community by becoming a hub that this area is severely lacking.
02/16/10 4:38am

Roberts Rules | The buzz about internet privacy

Social-networking services need to be more vigilant about who can view their users’ personal information.
02/15/10 5:58am

Slip of the Chung | Feminism without extremity

If our culture is mired in the negative perception of feminists as radicals, then more extremity may not be what feminism needs.
02/12/10 1:24am

Scientifically Blonde | Much ado about medical marijuana

I’m not saying don’t support medicinal marijuana, I’m just saying do so based on fact.
02/12/10 1:19am

Say Anything | (Always) on the edge of 17

The Catcher in the Rye has a hold on us — adults included — even though it seems on the surface to be a book for and about teenagers.
02/11/10 4:22am

Penn vs Sword | Savor the snow day

Hold onto these snow days, and use them to reconnect with the kid inside you.
02/10/10 3:30am

Political Penndit | Vote with wallets, not with treasuries

The Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has repercussions on our electoral system.
02/09/10 5:42am

Bieler's Day Off | An honest chance to question politicians

Everyone deserves an honest chance to question their politicians, even if those questions are about when we can light up.
02/09/10 5:34am

In Case You Missed Me | Writer, friend, feminist

The Penn Consortium of Undergraduate Women is asking, “What does a feminist look like?” I have learned there’s no single answer.
02/08/10 4:00am

That's What Schwenk Said | A plan not to be taken for Grant-ed

I’m thrilled about Obama’s desire to expand the Pell Grant program for college students. It’s about damn time.
02/08/10 3:57am

Wright-ing On The Wall | Advice for improving advice

I’m not calling for a radical “No Freshman Left Behind” reform to first-year advising, but the system could use some improvements.
02/05/10 5:47am

Rea-lity Check | The trick to fixing schools

Universities can play a role in improving K-12 instruction, whether by supporting schools in the community, as Penn does, or producing graduates who will affect the education system.
02/05/10 5:26am

Russell-ing the leaves | Food Week discussion for thought

As long as there are conditions of oppression in Immokalee, Fla., we should question our economy's status quo.
02/04/10 6:00am

Penn vs Sword | Sensitivity is for ‘sissies’

Student minority groups have become far too sensitive about the language that others use. Not only does this cause an absurd level of political correctness that stifles campus discussion, but it also trivializes the real injustices these groups fight.
02/03/10 5:38am

Ash Wednesday | Flush away green design

When the University introduces green technologies that don’t function as well as their non-green counterparts, they are not only hurting students; they are also doing a disservice to the sustainability movement.
02/03/10 5:32am

Political Penndit | The problem with bending it like Beck

Glenn Beck’s insult toward Penn was abrasive and is a symbol of larger problems with cable news shows.
02/02/10 5:43am

In Case You Missed Me | Dear SEPTA: don’t take a hike

If SEPTA is going to ask me (and everyone else) to start paying more for a system that is, quite frankly, subpar, I expect to see some serious improvements in return.
02/02/10 5:37am

Roberts Rules | iPad will have lasting iMpact

This past Wednesday, Apple sent shockwaves throughout the education world after unveiling the highly anticipated iPad. In doing so, Steve Jobs sent a message to publishers and universities: media and technology may soon entirely shape our educational experience.
02/01/10 5:53am

That's What Schwenk Said | Vegetarianism: more than just a trend

People are thinking about why they eat what they eat. And if you haven’t started thinking about it too, you need to start now.
02/01/10 5:49am

Slip of the Chung | Strengthening Penn’s core

At Penn, it is easy to take only those classes that fit our schedules or promise lighter fare. Given the temptation of this academic comfort zone, I have come to believe that when it comes to education, Columbia University does it best.