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Opinion Columns

07/20/20 11:22am
Microaggressions are uncomfortable, harmful, and demeaning for students because they ultimately influence a student’s perception of their ability to excel, feel comfortable and be accepted within the Penn community. 
07/19/20 9:41pm
Dr. Lorna Breen’s passing reignited a conversation surrounding well-being among physicians, but struggles with mental health often begin more than a decade before medicine itself.
07/17/20 10:44pm
Poverty is a problem in Philadelphia. Here, one in four residents live below the poverty line, but this reality is not apparent every day on Locust Walk.
07/17/20 9:43am
The crisis in Yemen, already the poorest country in the North African and Middle East regions, can be traced back to 2011.
07/16/20 5:09pm
We will be printing the DP this semester, with 34th Street Magazine as an insert, once a week on Thursdays. 
07/16/20 9:26am
Online learning comes with side effects, as does every classroom.
07/15/20 2:33pm
Based on the idea that we are all responsible enough to look out for each other, the Student Campus Compact places the onus on us to make the safest choices.
07/14/20 10:10am
Standard grading is designed for normal times, and these are not normal times.
07/10/20 10:09am
It’s important that we discuss the reality of eating disorders during quarantine, along with specific, concrete approaches to best support our loved ones. Here are seven tips.
07/09/20 10:47am
While Ivy League universities boast their students as the nation's most accomplished, public universities are actually accomplishing much more in terms of achieving equity. 
07/07/20 1:33pm
Harvard graduate Claira Janover's viral Tik Tok featuring imagery attached to inflicting brutal harm is not acceptable.
07/04/20 1:29pm
Personal liberty is the argument used to hide the crux of the issue, which is that individuals unwilling to wear masks simply don’t value the lives of others around them as much as they value their own.
07/03/20 9:58pm
The online orientation should list how the virus spreads, preventative measures, and the consequences when breaking the Student Campus Compact.
06/29/20 3:50pm
With no vaccine or treatment in sight, we are lagging in resources to keep up with our accustomed pace. Members of the Penn community will inevitably get sick.
06/28/20 12:48pm
As graduate students, we experience the ongoing COVID-19 crisis both as students and as teachers.
06/27/20 12:32pm
We are all complicit in allowing systemic racism to remain alive if we do not do the necessary, dirty work of calling out microaggressions, dismantling harmful generalizations, and ridding our personal conversations of stereotypes. 
06/26/20 4:18pm
Penn is prioritizing the health of its community by announcing stringent tracking and tracing measures, following the example of other nations who have effectively curbed the rampant spread of the virus by implementing such digital systems.
06/25/20 9:47pm
You would be wrong if you expect 10,000 18-22 year olds living in one place to exercise safe COVID-19 practices.
06/25/20 12:10am
Our policing system has never been fair, it has never represented justice for all, and it will continue to be riddled with injustices until radical change occurs.
06/23/20 11:39am
Cell phones make it so that America, and the world, cannot look away from the vivid brutality Black communities have already known for generations.