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Opinion Columns

03/13/20 6:32pm
Across the University, the sentiment is that Penn was not only late in communicating its message, but also incredibly unreasonable in creating the timeline.
03/12/20 9:00pm
Penn has over a 14 billion dollar endowment. If a killer pandemic isn’t the perfect time to use some of it, I don’t know when is. 
03/12/20 2:53pm
We have decided to run a final print edition of the DP this Saturday, focused on how the coronavirus has changed life at Penn. After, we will pause print editions of the DP and 34th Street for the first time since World War II. 
03/06/20 1:52am
Considering the ways in which industries are evolving and requiring new skills from the workforce, there is an urgent need for Penn students to review the role/application of AI in our studies much more clearly. 
03/04/20 7:28pm
As the ones paying the bill, it seems only right that students receive at least more information and price transparency on how and why these decisions were made.
03/04/20 6:25pm
Under the new tuition rate, Penn’s incoming class can expect to pay their school over $300,000 by the time they graduate. That is absurd. 
03/04/20 5:50pm
For student parents, not having access to adequate child care can erode the opportunity to obtain the education of your dreams.
03/03/20 4:38pm
When you start in July, Penn will ask you to be a trailblazer. We ask you to be a trailblazer for all 20,000 of us.
03/01/20 9:27pm
Presently, the University of Pennsylvania bans the use and possession of firearms on campus, thereby making Concealed Carry Weapon Permits moot.
03/01/20 8:46pm
As a young Black woman who is a Wharton student, times like this make me feel a little prouder and more at peace with myself in this environment.
02/26/20 11:41pm
A failure to understand that eating disorders are mental illnesses, where a rejection of food is merely a symptom, is literally a matter of life or death.
02/26/20 9:01pm
I urge you to put the books down for a minute, step away from your laptop, and introspect. Consider what motivates you. Is it passion or interest? Is it a career prospect? Is it money?
02/26/20 8:44pm
It is easy to look at Sanders’ numbers in the primaries and polls and feel as though he is destined to be the candidate. But Sanders’ political progressivism has never stood the test of the general public.
02/26/20 8:32pm
With The Fresh Grocer’s inevitable demise in the upcoming weeks, Penn students and the University City populace should take advantage of the sales occurring before they run out.
02/24/20 12:16am
Whether it be from fellow Penn students to Uber drivers to random cat-callers, many people find it more socially palatable to use explicitly racial terms towards Asians — as if they were forms of “complimenting” or “flirting.” 
02/23/20 9:00pm
By putting some grades in before the drop deadline, students can assess if they are taking a class that is the right level for them.
02/19/20 8:05pm
Cringey. That word appears in my mind when I think about my experience with Spanish 110
02/19/20 7:12pm
By spending a summer here, we can better integrate ourselves into a community that often views Penn as an affluent island in a city where many are just trying to stay afloat.
02/19/20 5:49pm
If you’re unsatisfied with the career path that your selected major will afford you, find a career path that will make you happy and run with it.
02/16/20 11:37pm
While this issue may seem like a far off worry for Penn students, child care should be of significant concern to us as we enter the workforce.