For Teach for America alumni who leave the education field, what they learn during the two years can still make a difference.
Despite the supposed inconvenience of having to cook my own meals, sort my own mail and call my own plumber when need be, moving off campus was one of the best decisions I ever made.
Penn students are missing out on the “gap year” in its truest form: soul-searching during exciting travels, meeting best friends and crazies alike and having free-wheeling and carefree adventures.
Twitter’s rules of engagement oversimplify our political discourse. When it comes to dialogue on challenging and complicated issues, Twitter falls flat.
Show me that not expressing my preferences can cost me, and that voting can bring me benefits, and I’ll carve out some time to do so.
It turns out technology is harming our health. Even in this digitally advanced age, we shouldn’t become compromised by our gadgets.
Though it would be nice to be known as the “most diverse medical school class in the nation’s history,” my class shouldn't be a flash in the pan phenomenon.
We must throw off our reliance on Benjamin Franklin and replace it with acknowledgements of the extraordinary people we educate and the exceptional research we foster.
Designing for web is no longer just for professionals. It’s a skill that you should have for your extracurriculars and your resume.
Yes, girls can do math. Yes, women have a role outside the kitchen. No, they’re not smarter than men.
It was a zoo out there in 2008, when I first showed up on campus, mattress pad and shower caddy in tow. For Penn’s Class of 2014, however, freshman fall might be a whole new animal. Or no animal at all.
Women may be better educated and more desirable in the workplace, but those traits don't translate to success in the professional world.
Municipal broadband was a failure the first time. It’s even more disappointing that there won’t be a second try to implement it.
When 18-year-olds can legally purchase alcohol, buying and consuming alcohol becomes less exciting
Paul the Octopus stands for not just taking trivial things trivially, but for approaching them with a sense of whimsy and a delight in the absurd.
Optimism makes our generation idealistic when searching for work.
Penn’s recent and upcoming campus renovations are at best incongruous, and at worst, an eyesore.
Confident that I had no desire to study abroad, I planned a double major that would keep me on campus. Then I took a summer job as intern in an American law firm in Beijing, and realized I had made a huge mistake.
The edupunk movement is misguided. Not all corporate influences on education are damaging.
Penn is like a giant episode of Global GUTS. Instead of physical challenges, we wade across our tidal wave pool of classes, Tarzan-swing through our acappella groups and navigate the elastic jungle of Greek life.