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Opinion Columns

02/25/10 4:51am

A Dennie For Your Thoughts | Real chairs at the table for students

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.
02/24/10 5:15am

Political Penndit | Rights beyond the schoolhouse gate

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.
02/24/10 5:12am

Say Anything | Your love is a drug?

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.
02/23/10 6:04am

Bieler's Day Off | How technology hurts interactions

The digital revolution is all around us but if we are not careful, the issues of technology and space will isolate us right out of what makes Penn special as a University.
02/23/10 5:56am

In Case You Missed Me | No credit where it’s not due

The Credit CARD Act limits free choice without effectively preventing the companies from taking advantage of students.
02/22/10 5:17am

That's What Schwenk Said | My graduation speaker wish list

Here are my picks for inspiring, albeit maybe alternative, choices for the Commencement speaker.
02/22/10 5:13am

Wright-ing On The Wall | Skip this education program

Allowing 10th graders to test out of their final two years of high school and instead attend community college may do more harm than good.
02/19/10 6:05am

Rea-lity Check | A new vision for libraries

The key for university libraries is balance between digital and print information. But perhaps in the future, this balance should be reconsidered.
02/19/10 5:57am

Russell-ing the Leaves | Penn’s place and space: by the numbers

When we make decisions, we should think about the costs and benefits of how our actions impact our greater environment.
02/18/10 5:01am

A Dennie For Your Thoughts | ‘Ask’ questions. ‘Tell’ your thoughts

When a student feels he or she cannot discuss an issue dominating the national political dialogue, something has gone wrong.
02/18/10 4:49am

Penn vs Sword | Smarter sex education

The debate over moral values shouldn’t dominate how we develop effective sex-ed programs.
02/17/10 4:51am

Political Penndit | Make the American DREAM a reality

The DREAM Act has been defeated before and has taken a back seat in President Barack Obama's agenda. But it shouldn't wait.
02/17/10 4:47am

Ash Wednesday | It's hard out here for a painter

An art store could add a lot to the University City community by becoming a hub that this area is severely lacking.
02/16/10 4:38am

Roberts Rules | The buzz about internet privacy

Social-networking services need to be more vigilant about who can view their users’ personal information.
02/15/10 5:58am

Slip of the Chung | Feminism without extremity

If our culture is mired in the negative perception of feminists as radicals, then more extremity may not be what feminism needs.
02/12/10 1:24am

Scientifically Blonde | Much ado about medical marijuana

I’m not saying don’t support medicinal marijuana, I’m just saying do so based on fact.
02/12/10 1:19am

Say Anything | (Always) on the edge of 17

The Catcher in the Rye has a hold on us — adults included — even though it seems on the surface to be a book for and about teenagers.
02/11/10 4:22am

Penn vs Sword | Savor the snow day

Hold onto these snow days, and use them to reconnect with the kid inside you.
02/10/10 3:30am

Political Penndit | Vote with wallets, not with treasuries

The Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has repercussions on our electoral system.
02/09/10 5:42am

Bieler's Day Off | An honest chance to question politicians

Everyone deserves an honest chance to question their politicians, even if those questions are about when we can light up.