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Opinion Columns

11/19/19 2:13pm
As Penn makes deliberate efforts to increase student wellness at Penn, our academic calendar has to be leveraged as a tool to decrease the negative effects our campus culture has on ourselves and our peers.
11/17/19 8:54pm
We live in a society where we praise women for holding positions of power in their fields, which we should. We should celebrate women for holding powerful positions, but these women are celebrated because the positions they hold are stereotypically held by men.
11/17/19 8:45pm
At Penn, I've realized that very few people talk about working, let alone having work-study jobs. Even when students do discuss it, it's in lowered voices. 
11/16/19 2:44pm
We must see the efforts of student activists — at Penn and elsewhere — as success stories that disprove Obama’s disingenuous and moderate approach to cultivating change.
11/12/19 5:32pm
With Penn’s large LGBTQ presence on campus, an upcoming Supreme Court decision has the ability to affect Penn graduates in many years to come, myself included. 
11/12/19 5:23pm
Considering how prevelant sexual abuse has proven to be on college campuses, this clause strikes me as particularly alarming and severe.  
11/10/19 10:17pm
To let go, we must admit that we can’t do everything.
11/10/19 9:25pm
Space on campus will not exclusively offer support for Muslim students.
11/06/19 9:44pm
Penn InTouch has many problems that need to be addressed, especially with the academic planning worksheet. Hopefully, PATH will be able to fix these for future students.
11/06/19 8:34pm
A first-year’s biggest worry should be the upcoming spring semester.
11/03/19 8:35pm
Once you get past recognition, the next step is shifting conversations from topics accessible to few to conversations applicable to all. 
10/30/19 8:51pm
It’s impossible to know whether or not Homan was correct because he wasn’t allowed to make his case. 
10/30/19 6:10pm
Costumes are meant to be fun, and they certainly can be while still maintaining cultural sensitivity.
10/30/19 6:06pm
While it does seem hard to believe, individual votes do make a difference.
10/29/19 7:03pm
I strongly believe this message to be universal. No matter what your circumstances, finding something about them to laugh at can lighten the load at least a little. And often, that makes all the difference.
10/29/19 6:58pm
Once the act gets dropped, maybe we can make space for an open dialogue about the deep divisions that are clearly present in our community — I think it’ll be better without that pretense. 
10/27/19 8:06pm
With content created to empower and uplift, rooted in humility and a desire to see others succeed, we can reach millions of students who see themselves in us. Like the adage says, ‘’It’s not what you say, but how you say it,’’ that makes all the difference. 
10/27/19 8:03pm
Are you making the most of your Penn experience? Can you see yourself in a stereotypical marketing photo? Or are you off to the side, talking to someone who looks just like you? 
10/27/19 6:12pm
Even when we recognize risk, it doesn’t translate toward responsibility. In reality, we often drink as an excuse to be irresponsible for a night. So, of course, we deflect the job of calling out menacing behavior that we witness in this setting unless it becomes obvious.
10/23/19 11:19pm
Benjamin Franklin said that "by failing to plan, you are planning to fail." I’d like to challenge that statement.