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Opinion Columns

10/20/10 4:45am

Amanda Please | Far from the real veritas

Apparently, the creators of The Social Network thought their viewers could not deal with the facts. The old Harvard has undergone a much-needed makeover.
10/19/10 4:13am

Ryu's Clues | More than just 'Survivor' winners

The Asian-American community needs more encouragement from leaders like Yul Kwon, particularly when pursuing careers in humanities- or social-science-related fields.
10/19/10 3:56am

Berry Nice | Think before you tweet

It’s time a certain social taboo is faced — we as college students need to re-evaluate what is and is not tolerable to publish on the internet.
10/18/10 3:44am

Cosmopoli-Tanvi | White, black, brown and yellow

We say people are tall or short. We say that they are fat or thin. We say that they are pretty or ugly. Why can’t we also say whether they are white, black, brown or yellow?
10/18/10 3:32am

The Sooner, The Better | Keep the fear alive?

Sarcasm aside, Penn seems to be doing a good job on the no-yelling front. Students could engage in legitimate discussion and debate policy issues — if only people didn’t write their opponents off as nut jobs.
10/15/10 4:01am

Lu-stick To The Point | Phantastic and safely monitored

The Philadelphia Police have a plan to handle riots if the Phillies win the World Series this year, and it seems like they will do a good job.
10/15/10 3:55am

Penn Name | The (out)source of job issues

I feel that not passing a bill like President Barack Obama’s anti-outsourcing bill will have dire consequences for our economy.
10/14/10 3:25am

Scientifically Blonde | The sickening truth about dishonesty

It seems that patients lie across the board. We lie about our bad habits, we lie about sticking to our treatment plans and we lie to get the medicines we want. This has me a little concerned.
10/14/10 3:19am

Smart Alec | Lessons from Voldemort

One of the ways to learn about leadership is to study the good and bad examples of others, so in that spirit I present the lessons we can learn from the example of Lord Voldemort.
10/08/10 2:26am

Hassall-Free Fridays | The admissions process culture gap

The organization of U.S. high schools means anyone can rack up leadership roles and be taught to write a good application essay. Those abilities shouldn’t have anything to do with Penn.
10/07/10 2:27am

Truth Be Told | More than just statistics and symptoms

It’s important for the medical community to remember that the whole of the patient is greater than the sum of his or her symptoms.
10/07/10 2:20am

Smart Alec | Elections gone overBoard

Class Board elections have little intrinsic value as exercises in democracy and deter each Class Board from fulfilling its mission to bring the class together.
10/06/10 4:15am

Ad-Libs | A website you can bet is problematic

The idea of ultrinsic.com is noble, but there may be serious problems with prompting students to perform better academically with money.
10/06/10 4:11am

Say Anything | Don't go for broke

Unpaid internships are inherently elitist. They prevent individuals from having equal access to the opportunities that will make them desirable hires in the future.
10/05/10 3:45am

Southern Comfort | Give me that old time religion

As a proselytizing faith, it can be difficult for evangelical Christianity to find its place in the framework of tolerance. And in doing so, it can compromise those very elements which set it apart in the first place.
10/05/10 3:37am

Berry Nice | From SAS to SNL

Along with Wall Street, the entertainment industry is chalk full of former Quakers. If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in the entertainment industry, my advice: go for it.
10/04/10 2:10am

Wiki-Pedia | Benefits to academic bonding

While professors may complain about increasing student neediness, outreach makes a huge impact on student engagement.
10/04/10 2:06am

The Sooner, The Better | The great escape outdoors

Camping with friends engenders a sense of camaraderie and adventure that our generation has forgotten — particularly in a competitive environment like Penn.
10/01/10 4:34am

Sir Lance-a-Lot | Punishment can be reefer madness

Penn's marijuana policy seems to attempt to help rather than punish students. Still, Penn’s policy isn’t as lenient as it could be.
10/01/10 4:19am

Penn Name | Think before drinking water

Philadelphia’s drinking water may not be as clean as people think, and stricter regulations should be put into effect.