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Opinion Columns

04/12/10 3:49am

That's What Schwenk Said | A thesis on mandatory theses

The senior project is something that no other academic experience can truly replicate.
04/09/10 3:20am

Rea-lity Check | Help peers proactively

Now more than ever before, a peer counseling program would be appropriate for our campus. It would be an excellent way to enhance unity as well as provide a valuable service for students.
04/09/10 3:14am

Rusell-ing The Leaves | Problems with PNC’s business ventures

PNC should not be in the business of profiting from the destruction of Appalachia.
04/08/10 4:20am

A Dennie For Your Thoughts | Get involved or don’t complain

If organizers behind the petition care so much about the Fling performers, they should get more involved in the selection process.
04/08/10 4:17am

Penn vs Sword | Need for three-year programs

As the price of higher education continues to climb, more colleges in the U.S. should also consider offering three-year undergraduate programs.
04/07/10 4:47am

Political Penndit | Bringing Phila. out of the Stone Age

The city’s new plan for a digital-infrastructure overhaul may be exactly what it takes to bring Philadelphia into the 21st century.
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.