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Opinion Columns

07/21/22 4:51pm
Columnist Ace Dahyeon Choi addresses the changes in tuition costs and other fees in college education, which often exceed the average American’s ability to pay for one. 
07/15/22 10:36am
Columnist Sangeet Anand argues for the addition of an environmental course requirement to Penn’s current curriculum to amplify student engagement and awareness in sustainability and environmental issues. 
07/08/22 2:25pm
Columnist Daniel Gurevitch shares his personal experience with the Fourth of July shooting in Philadelphia and argues for approaching gun control with a different focus. 
07/06/22 12:50pm
Columnist Sam Zou argues that working remotely chips away at the core value of internships for college students and recent graduates. 
07/05/22 11:22pm
Columnist Vinay Khosla argues that the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling has damaged the Supreme Court’s legitimacy and credibility with the American people.
07/04/22 9:44am
Columnist Keshav Ramesh argues that even though abortion has always been framed as a women’s rights issue, allyship among pro-choice men is necessary to strengthen the movement, because women should not have to fight for their reproductive rights alone.
07/04/22 9:39am
Columnist Kayla Cotter highlights the problems with originalism, and discusses how we should not look backward to decide the future. 
06/30/22 8:27pm
Columnist Isabel Engel shares the importance of political activism in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that stripped federal abortion rights protections.
06/25/22 12:29pm
Columnist Sam Zou shares his story of learning to enjoy solitude and letting go of less meaningful connections in life.
06/24/22 11:04pm
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz highlights the impact the overturning of Roe v. Wade will have on vulnerable populations and calls on students to vote in their interest.
06/24/22 9:43am
Columnist Keshav Ramesh argues that many unpaid internships can be exploitative in nature, so it’s time to understand why the practice needs to end. 
06/21/22 9:26am
Columnist Isabel Engel shares the importance of finding balance during summer break, especially amidst Penn's pre-professional culture.
06/19/22 9:34pm
Katie Francis examines how gun violence impacts mental health and what we can do about it.
06/15/22 10:19am
Columnist Eve Rosenblum questions the use of online profiles and preferences in choosing roommates and encourages Penn students to go random in their selection.
06/14/22 12:10am
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz analyzes the role of plagiarism within our academic community and in the context of college admissions.
06/13/22 7:37pm
Columnist Sangeet Anand argues that Penn should stand as a leader for positive environmental change by investing more towards sustainable initiatives. 
06/04/22 5:03pm
Columnist Sam Zou shares his personal experiences as a transfer student in high school and college, encouraging prospective transfer students to explore and embrace Penn.
05/20/22 3:51pm
Physician-scientist and Indian American Raman Mitra, a 1985 M.D.-Ph.D. graduate who completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, moves beyond personal indignation to dissect the Amy Wax controversy.
05/17/22 5:00pm
Columnist Sam Zou argues that Florida’s Don’t Say Gay Bill has a national impact and may endanger LGBTQ youth who already lack access to a supportive community.
05/15/22 1:16pm
Agatha Advinculca, former DP opinion deputy editor, takes an existential look at her past four years at the DP and Penn.