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Opinion Columns

10/11/22 7:58pm
Columnist Benjamin McAvoy-Bickford considers whether Penn has become overly dependent on unintuitive language to communicate meaning.
10/09/22 3:39pm
Columnist Alex Baxter reflects on how the U.K. and Penn have opportunities to confront the crimes which define their establishments.
10/04/22 11:37am
Columnist Riane Lumer explores factors to look forward to given advancements in the pandemic, but also cautions a semi-return to normalcy.
10/03/22 8:04am
Columnist Cathy Li argues that taking a Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies class could transform student thinking.
09/28/22 8:17pm
Columnist Sam Zou argues that college rankings rarely hold cheating institutions accountable and consider factors irrelevant to educational quality.
09/28/22 8:36am
Columnist Mia Vesely examines why the class of 2026 is considered the most 'diverse' and what that claim really means.
09/26/22 10:10am
Columnist Emily Chang emphasizes the importance of learning from the past and reviving COVID-19 policies to improve current life.   
09/22/22 9:34am
Columnist Annie Bingle explores the unique benefits to making your bed each morning, and encourages you to do the same. 
09/19/22 10:54am
Columnists Vinay Khosla and Taja Mazaj argue Penn’s conception of civic engagement is intentionally disingenuous, and students must respond in kind with disruptive activism.   
09/15/22 7:39pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi examines the consequences for first years and the overall effectiveness of the Coalition to Save the UC Townhomes protest at the Class of 2026 Convocation.  
09/14/22 6:09pm
Columnist Keshav Ramesh argues that race-based affirmative action needs to be replaced with a system that instead takes socioeconomic status into account to truly guarantee racial and ethnic diversity. 
09/12/22 6:33am
Columnist Caroline Magdolen contemplates what is lost when students spend class time on electronic devices. 
08/29/22 9:12pm
Columnist Sam Zou argues that colleges create sealed-off campuses in an effort to preserve safety, student academic performance, and inequality in educational resources.
08/22/22 10:20pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that choosing not to engage in politics on campus because of the echo-chamber misconception will only stifle your experience and make those fears a reality. 
08/21/22 7:10am
Columnist Caroline Magdolen highlights the struggles that aided Penn students endure to fund their education, and what University administration can do in response.
07/28/22 11:06pm
Columnist Sam Zou argues that higher educational institutions lie or bend the rules on reporting data to college rankings to increase their place, and they must be held accountable legally. 
07/28/22 11:22am
Guest Columnist Alex Keswani discusses the cultural and political implications of Heartstopper’s global popularity. 
07/27/22 2:17pm
Columnist Keshav Ramesh argues that increased policing in schools has done little to nothing to stop mass shootings, and that the police are doing more harm than good when it comes to school safety. 
07/27/22 2:14pm
Columnist Eve Rosenblum discusses how phones are damaging conversation, preventing vulnerability, and increasing our isolation and anxiety in turn. 
07/22/22 4:18pm
Columnist Sarah Ming discusses the necessity of consumer awareness in the marketplace.