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Opinion Columns

09/10/10 2:51am

Penn Name | Mind over (digital) matter

It turns out technology is harming our health. Even in this digitally advanced age, we shouldn’t become compromised by our gadgets.
09/08/10 10:47pm

Truth Be Told | A melting pot of medical students

Though it would be nice to be known as the “most diverse medical school class in the nation’s history,” my class shouldn't be a flash in the pan phenomenon.
09/08/10 10:41pm

Smart Alec | Not all about the Benjamin

We must throw off our reliance on Benjamin Franklin and replace it with acknowledgements of the extraordinary people we educate and the exceptional research we foster.
08/05/10 1:04pm

Cynthia Ip | Release your ‘inner geek’

Designing for web is no longer just for professionals. It’s a skill that you should have for your extracurriculars and your resume.
08/05/10 1:00pm

Jim Saksa | A man in a woman’s world

Yes, girls can do math. Yes, women have a role outside the kitchen. No, they’re not smarter than men.
07/29/10 2:40am

Jared McDonald | Donkeys and elephants and Penn — oh my!

It was a zoo out there in 2008, when I first showed up on campus, mattress pad and shower caddy in tow. For Penn’s Class of 2014, however, freshman fall might be a whole new animal. Or no animal at all.
07/29/10 2:39am

Lara Seligman | Femme but not quite fatale

Women may be better educated and more desirable in the workplace, but those traits don't translate to success in the professional world.
07/22/10 3:14am

Prameet Kumar | Broadband for Broad Street

Municipal broadband was a failure the first time. It’s even more disappointing that there won’t be a second try to implement it.
07/22/10 3:06am

Sam Bieler | Lower drinking age will lead to lowered drinks

When 18-year-olds can legally purchase alcohol, buying and consuming alcohol becomes less exciting
07/15/10 3:18am

Alec Webley | Embrace whimsy with eight legs

Paul the Octopus stands for not just taking trivial things trivially, but for approaching them with a sense of whimsy and a delight in the absurd.
07/15/10 3:07am

Sarah Ryu | Does work have to be meaningful?

Optimism makes our generation idealistic when searching for work.
07/08/10 2:55am

Maggie Rusch | Pairing innovation with preservation

Penn’s recent and upcoming campus renovations are at best incongruous, and at worst, an eyesore.
07/08/10 2:50am

Sam Bieler | Trading Spaces: Beijing edition

Confident that I had no desire to study abroad, I planned a double major that would keep me on campus. Then I took a summer job as intern in an American law firm in Beijing, and realized I had made a huge mistake.
06/24/10 4:26am

Prameet Kumar | Punk is so last century

The edupunk movement is misguided. Not all corporate influences on education are damaging.
06/24/10 4:03am

Matt Amalfitano | Tackling Penn takes ‘GUTS'

Penn is like a giant episode of Global GUTS. Instead of physical challenges, we wade across our tidal wave pool of classes, Tarzan-swing through our acappella groups and navigate the elastic jungle of Greek life.
06/17/10 2:06am

Emerson Brooking | All a-Twitter for the wrong reasons

Social media has its uses, but also its place.
06/17/10 1:09am

Alec Webley | Paying for the Free Library

In today's volatile economy, the library needs its private benefactors more than ever.
06/10/10 1:52am

Nick Greif | More than just dropped calls

AT&T;'s recent decision to eliminate its "unlimited data plan" in favor of tiered plans fails to take into consideration the future of technology and mobile communication.
06/10/10 12:09am

Paul Richards | Philadelphia through graduated eyes

Even when not the path planned Philadelphia can have a lot to offer a recent college grad.
06/03/10 12:36am

Russell Trimmer | Give universities a crack at it

If the world made sense, the people responsible for causing a problem would take on the responsibility for fixing it. Unfortunately, we have created a world that is too complex to easily apply the lessons of simple childhood decency.