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Opinion Columns

04/05/10 3:02am

Slip of the Chung | Seders aren't just for Jews

Attending the seder was an invaluable experience that I hope other non-Jews have. Participation in another religion’s rituals will teach you more about that religion than a book can.
04/02/10 3:53am

Russell-ing The Leaves | Separation between communities is a drag

People of all gender and sexual identities need to intentionally be a part of the same community more often.
04/02/10 3:49am

Rea-lity Check | Technology is just a tool

There’s a difference between having more options for self-expression and information and using digital skill as an identity.
04/01/10 5:11am

A Dennie For Your Thoughts | Work your way through college

if you are provided with the opportunity to work part-time during your Penn years, I highly recommend taking advantage.
03/31/10 5:00am

Political Penndit | Giving the University more credit

For Penn to earn a higher credit rating, UPHS must continue to excel and the University must bring in more money through other means.
03/30/10 4:11am

In Case You Missed Me | Stay ahead of the curve

Penn does a disservice to many of its brightest students by dramatically limiting their ability to excel in their pre-med courses.
03/30/10 4:05am

Roberts Rules | The benefits to being put ‘on-the-spot’

Tactics like the on-the-spot interview or an unexpected brain teaser not only provide the employer with a sample of how a candidate performs under stress, but they also allow the candidate to present himself in an atmosphere more conducive to creativity.
03/29/10 3:10am

Wright-ing On The Wall | Embrace Senioritis

We should embrace Senioritis a bit. It may not be the most constructive condition, but it’s really a sign of how far we’ve come and how we’ve risen to this challenge that we first took on four years ago.
03/26/10 5:12am

Rea-lity Check | Questioning the election

I wish real differences in priorities played a larger role in this year’s UA presidential and vice-presidential elections, rather than "unity" of everyone's priorities.
03/26/10 5:07am

Scientifically Blonde | Pass on the ‘relaxation shot’

The jist behind this new line of "anti-energy" products, is that they supposedly produce calming effects, helping tense consumers unwind and relax. But from what I’ve read so far, I’m unimpressed.
03/25/10 5:10am

Penn vs Sword | Pushing diversity too far

By failing to recognize how many minority students are actually satisfied with Penn’s campus environment, minority groups risk pushing their diversity initiatives too far and significantly damaging race relations on campus.
03/25/10 5:05am

A Dennie For Your Thoughts | More than mocking campaign videos

It might be beneficial to remind Under the Button readers that, although humor is important, it should not be the sole factor in choosing how to cast your vote.
03/24/10 5:18am

Ash Wednesday | Lose the cheesy marketing

Developers need to lose their delusions of grandeur and see that Philly is pretty great just the way it is.
03/24/10 5:13am

Political Penndit | Don’t stop believing (in principles)

While the Libertarian party is growing, it needs to make sure it doesn’t sacrifice its principles in favor of increased membership.
03/23/10 4:06am

Bieler's Day Off | Writing seminars are misunderstood

The Penn writing seminar can be a wonderfully effective tool, but only if its applications are made more clear.
03/22/10 4:22am

Slip of the Chung | Competition is a good thing

While it may sound odd to view the cutthroat med-school admissions process positively, competition can be a good thing.
03/22/10 4:15am

That's What Schwenk Said | Bells not ringing for Quakers

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.
03/18/10 4:22am

Penn vs Sword | More to Wharton than Wall Street

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.
03/17/10 3:53am

Say Anything | Boys and girls: more alike than you think

Boys think about girls just as obsessively as girls think about boys.
03/16/10 4:29am

In Case You Missed Me | Care about the city, not just Penn

We need to stop thinking of Philadelphia as something there for us to exploit when we feel like it.