Opinion Columns

11/13/09 9:33am

Rohini Venkatraman | Building social networks virtually

Before I could complete my story, one friend interrupted, “Oh, I’ve already seen the pictures on Facebook.”
11/13/09 9:32am

Katherine Rea | Accessing medication

After years of work, six universities — including Penn, Harvard and Yale — committed to make desperately needed medicines more accessible to developing countries.
11/12/09 9:48am

Dennie Zastrow | Aid for your financial aid application

Navigating Student Financial Services is a complicated task for any student. But for the Latino community, it can be much harder.
11/12/09 9:46am

Arielle Kane | Not a neatly wrapped box

The irony of a Jewish girl getting excited about the Christmas season will come as no surprise to many Penn students.
11/11/09 8:33am

Emerson Brooking | Once was enough

“The South Will Rise Again” is a phrase that evokes reminders of a dark and bitter chapter in American history — and it has no place at the sporting events of a public university.
11/10/09 9:41am

Sam Bieler | The People-Who-Voted-Nov. 3rd Society

Last year 3,833 people voted on campus. This year only 171 people took the 20 minutes needed to cast a vote.
11/10/09 9:38am

Lindsey Stull | When DNA is TMI

What if your employer knew more about you than you did? Sounds scary, but it could happen in the near future.
11/09/09 9:36am

David Lei | The dangers of tunnel vision

What amuses me most about the SEPTA situation is how liberals oppose strikes when they become an inconvenience.
11/09/09 9:31am

Lauren Burdette | The first 365 days

The hoopla surrounding Obama was clearly just delayed.
11/06/09 7:36am

Sally Engelhart | A shot of reality about the swine flu

For some it’s spiders, for others it’s clowns — but my irrational fear is needles.
11/06/09 7:34am

Katherine Rea | Thinking things through

The proposed direct elections for a student-body president have their merits and disadvantages
11/05/09 8:38am

Dennie Zastrow | A paralyzing strike to the city

hough Philadelphia residents do not rely on public transportation as much as New Yorkers do, the impact of losing access to SEPTA’s subways, trolleys and busses could prove to be catastrophic.
11/05/09 8:37am

Arielle Kane | Remembering to breathe

There’s a dirty little secret they don’t tell prospective freshmen on campus tours: midterm week? It’s a myth.
11/04/09 8:46am

Maya Brandon | It's never too early

A talk at the Women's Center opens eyes about the realities of breast cancer for college women.
11/04/09 8:44am

Emerson Brooking | Setting aside the differences

Agreeing to disagree is something that politicians could use a little reminding of these days.
11/03/09 9:38am

Jonathan Wright | A Homecoming for those who live here

In case you didn’t know Homecoming weekend is on the horizon.
11/03/09 9:35am

Lindsey Stull | Me, Myself and my IUD

Lena Chen, Harvard senior and author of the popular blog “Sex and the Ivy,” knows she will be baby-free til 2014. Is she psychic? Celibate? Nope. She has a brand new baby-fighting friend in her uterus.
11/02/09 8:39am

Heidi Khaled | A trick too many on Halloween

One neighborhood's tradition of holding an earlier Halloween to exclude "other" trick-or-treaters is extremely suspect.
10/30/09 5:09am

Rohini Venkatraman | Getting a Wave going

When professors say the words "group project," a collective moan rises from the seats. Between class, work, rehearsals and GBMs, it is almost impossible to find a time when all group members are free to meet.
10/30/09 5:02am

Katherine Rea | Keeping it close to home

Languages and regional, religious and gender courses give students the chance to see the world from a different perspective.