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Opinion Columns

03/24/19 10:40pm
The point is practical: Everyone knows someone who is in need of help. Rather than waiting for someone else to step up to it, act upon it yourself. 
03/24/19 7:53pm
We can do more. And we should. 
03/24/19 6:55pm
Putting yourself ahead — whether through bribing coaches, doctoring resumes, or using unethical means to get extra time on exam — is destructive.
03/19/19 8:01pm
While Penn is undoubtedly patting itself on the back for not getting wrapped up in the current college admissions scandal, it still has a long way to go to ensure that its affirmative action policy benefits its students.
03/17/19 7:56pm
The insecurity I feel about my body is mine, meaning learning to be comfortable with my appearance is an internal journey. And yes, it is immensely discouraging to be bombarded with images of models who seem so picture-perfect.
03/17/19 7:48pm
The college admissions process might always have broken aspects, but one doable reform is to make time for fact-checking. 
03/17/19 7:34pm
When I came to Penn, I saw explicitly inclusive congregations and met accepting faith leaders for the first time, and it made me genuinely optimistic for the future of the Christian church. But there is a massive amount of progress that needs to be made — and recently, some of that progress has been reversed.
03/17/19 5:52pm
We are looking for guest columns that make compelling arguments from the Penn community to gauge a variety of different perspectives.
03/17/19 2:43pm
Women candidates are already fighting this uphill battle in ways that male candidates are not.
03/13/19 8:28pm
Traveling can have a lot of benefits and encourage people to immerse themselves in exciting settings and engage with vibrant cultures. But there is a difference between being appreciative of cultures and being ignorant of the harmful effects of your presence. 
03/13/19 12:02am
Especially for the introverted, Penn’s emphasis on late-night shenanigans can serve as a major stressor.
03/12/19 11:56pm
Penn needs more students of color to join not only the Tutoring Project, but any type of community service that focuses on helping Philadelphia’s children and other indigent residents. 
03/12/19 11:48pm
Admitting that we feel alone can be scary, but we absolutely have to.
03/10/19 8:13pm
The abuse of this drug by students who simply want to cram for their upcoming midterm or pump out a paper at four in the morning is what I take issue with. 
03/10/19 3:57pm
Wharton is consistently ranked one of the best business schools in the world. Attending a school like Penn gives us an unparalleled opportunity to learn from elite business professionals, in the shape of both peers and faculty. 
02/27/19 10:29pm
I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Pennsylvania as I work on my project.
02/27/19 2:08pm
This year’s housing process was extremely flawed. In typical Penn fashion, the lottery-based time slots fostered unnecessary competition among students, and when coupled with unexpected differences in housing prices, resulted in extreme inequities. 
02/26/19 6:58pm
The stereotype is problematic for a variety of obvious reasons, predominantly, the inevitable pressure and stress placed upon this minority group.
02/24/19 1:25pm
Students often complain, and rightly so, because Penn, indeed, has a long way to go in improving their housing situation. But, we must be aware that in comparison to many other colleges, Penn’s housing services are well above average. 
02/24/19 12:24pm
History had a reason to fear foreign tyranny. But history has also shown what makes America great — a nation built by immigrants where all Americans are treated equally.