The Penn writing seminar can be a wonderfully effective tool, but only if its applications are made more clear.
While it may sound odd to view the cutthroat med-school admissions process positively, competition can be a good thing.
Chasing the perfect jobs and the best grad programs requires us to be flexible about location and even a little transient right now — hardly ideal for settling down behind the white picket fence.
When incoming students equate Wharton with a well-paid job, they risk ignoring the other incredible opportunities that Wharton, Penn and their own undergraduate education can offer them.
Boys think about girls just as obsessively as girls think about boys.
We need to stop thinking of Philadelphia as something there for us to exploit when we feel like it.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to levy a tax on sugary beverages isn't perfect, but it's a start.
Favorable pricing at clubs and bars for women — strictly on the basis of gender — is at the very least wrong, if not illegal.
Most of the lectures I’ve taken at Penn have left me wanting more, while my few seminars have actually challenged me intellectually.
I was excited that a Philadelphia firm won a competition to design the new U.S. embassy in London. Because, despite the decrease in star power, there is real value in investing in local architects.
I’m tired of everyone acting like we should all have our dream jobs completely figured out by now. Because the majority of us don’t. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Having the option of submitting a one-minute YouTube video that “says something about you” could exacerbate the pressure of the college-applications process.
The University should organize a seminar series that helps students decide which labs to join.
Huntsman as a speaker has tremendous potential, and anybody carrying around actual anger about it really needs to take a breath.
I’m by no means knocking Barbie’s new career choice as a Computer Engineer, I just think it’s going to take more than a doll to bring about the gender balance we need.
Grades are overrated. Yeah, I said it. Grades are so arbitrary, it’s hard to take them seriously as an indicator of future success. Just work hard in your classes, and take the ones you want to work hard in.
UA members need to remove Ivy Council’s funding from its 2010-2011 budget immediately. It’s time for student government to stop wasting our money.
Until the University Council actually provides a forum where students can discuss issues with other University constituencies and expect results to come from those discussions, the body is useless.
The schoolhouse gate is being interpreted to stretch well beyond the doors of the school building itself — an expansion of school authority that needs to stop.
Regardless of your opinion of the legitimacy of sex addiction, you can still use the Tiger Woods scandal as a catalyst for a conversation about infidelity and sexual behavior.