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Opinion Columns

04/28/22 1:04am
Columnist Tony Zhou argues that all classes at Penn should have exams that are appropriately challenging without the need for a curve. 
04/26/22 7:28pm
Columnist Varun Saraswathula writes about psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin and LSD, and how they are powerful therapeutics for a variety of mental illnesses; he argues that Penn should open a center for psychedelic research like many of its peer institutions to be at the forefront of psychiatry. 
04/25/22 10:55am
Columnist Vinay Khosla discusses how the emergence of NFTs poses a threat to art’s historical emphasis on cultural value. 
04/22/22 9:39am
Columnist Sam Zou argues that the usage of filler words is unprofessional and projects a lack of confidence during a speech or presentation.  
04/21/22 1:23pm
Columnist Caroline Magdolen reflects on her experience with on-campus housing over the past two years, and how her perception of College House community has changed. 
04/18/22 11:43am
Columnist Sam Zou argues that Penn should expand the Exchange at Penn program and create more helpful resources and contacts before exchange students arrive on campus.  
04/15/22 9:54am
Columnist Artur Vllahiu argues that we have a lot to learn about the intersection of love and power relations from philosophy. 
04/12/22 7:48pm
Columnist Vinay Khosla argues that even high-achieving students should be encouraged to work customer service jobs to learn vital skills for becoming empathetic, productive members of society. 
04/10/22 10:00pm
Columnist Yomi Abdi discusses The Daily Pennsylvanian's exclusionary history and ongoing diversity efforts, through her own experiences and those of former Black opinion columnists. 
04/08/22 2:01am
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck describes the personal benefits of journaling, especially during uncertain periods in his life
04/06/22 10:04pm
Columnists Valerie Wang & Varun Saraswathula argue that Penn's treatment of Mackenzie Fierceton should remind students that our relationship with the university is more transactional than we might think.
04/06/22 9:36pm
Columnists Allison Santa-Cruz and Liala Sofi press for Penn administrators to properly address their involvement in the case of former Penn student Mackenzie Fierceton.
04/04/22 10:07am
Columnist Isabella Glassman urges Penn to financially assist fraternities and sororities as they transition to upperclassmen-only Greek life housing. 
04/01/22 7:07pm
Columnist Kayla Cotter argues that viewing the four-year degree as compulsory threatens to undermine other viable post-secondary pathways.  
03/31/22 10:46pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that the University’s choice to extend the mask mandate in classrooms failed to consider scientific evidence and opinions of a large portion of students and faculty.
03/31/22 3:14pm
Columnist Agatha Advincula advises incoming college students on what they should know about Penn.
03/30/22 8:18pm
Columnist Otto Piasecki urges students to take advantage of the international diversity present at Penn.
03/29/22 6:13pm
Columnist Vinay Khosla argues that social media culture has been pivotal in desensitizing people to issues across the world.
03/24/22 6:55pm
Columnist Jesse Zhang shares his experiences and the lessons he learned from the college matriculation process. 
03/23/22 9:44pm
Columnist Alex Eapen writes that appointing a person of color as provost will allow Penn to better prioritize diversity and inclusion on campus.