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Opinion Columns

03/15/22 7:33pm
Columnist Isabella Glassman urges Penn students to more deeply consider whether an economics course is necessary for their academic career.
03/14/22 6:57pm
Columnist Allison-Santa-Cruz argues that it is time to return to pre-pandemic normalcy given current COVID-19 data.  
03/14/22 2:51pm
Columnist Jesse Zhang encourages the Penn community to participate in a non-academic and non-preprofessional extracurricular activity.
03/14/22 11:24am
Columnist Joseph M. Squillaro encourages you to join “The Great Penn Resignation,” discussing the paradoxical benefits of declaring “I quit.” 
03/13/22 8:32pm
Columnist Alfredo Praticò argues that the Penn community should vote on the fate of the campus mask mandate. 
03/02/22 6:02am
Columnist Vinay Khosla argues that Penn students ought to be more cognizant of wealth disparities in order to build a more inclusive campus environment. 
03/01/22 10:06pm
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz discusses how reframing our initial perceptions of Philadelphia enables us to view it for the great city that it is.  
02/23/22 8:43am
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck encourages students to reach out to Penn alumni using the MyPenn database because doing so may lead to informative lessons and connections.
02/22/22 7:26pm
Columnist Alfredo Praticò argues that the success of Penn’s multi-year, multi-million dollar investment into Lea Elementary hinges on Penn’s new president, Liz Magill.
02/16/22 6:47pm
Columnist Artur Vllahiu cites the work of German philosopher Martin Heidegger, arguing that COVID-19 is an inflection point in our understanding of existence and the lack thereof. 
02/16/22 9:07am
Columnist Tony Zhou argues that Penn should put a stronger emphasis on the recognition of the Lunar New Year to recognize the Asian community at Penn that currently celebrates it.  
02/16/22 8:27am
Columnists Isabella Glassman and Vinay Khosla discuss the importance of cross-class interactions from an upperclassmen and underclassmen’s perspective.
02/15/22 5:29pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that the costs of hookup culture greatly outweigh the benefits, and failing to recognize its faults could cost us our romantic futures.
02/10/22 5:06pm
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck advocates that we let go of the popular mantra “college is the best four years of your life” because it reinforces a counterproductive mindset 
02/08/22 6:37pm
Columnist Vinay Khosla argues that weighty political issues ought to be made more digestible for the public, such as in the Netflix film "Don't Look Up." 
02/03/22 6:24pm
Columnist Yomi Abdi explains how Amy Wax's recent racist remarks highlight the broader issue of racism in academia. 
02/02/22 7:16pm
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck encourages students to openly talk about hazing in order to change the narrative and put an end to hazing on campus. 
01/28/22 6:13pm
Columnist Caroline Magdolen demands that Penn students and administrators recognize that Penn’s current admission practices are not need-blind, and fight for a legal methodology for admissions and financial aid distribution. 
01/26/22 10:11pm
Columnist Varun Saraswathula argues for the benefits of mindfulness practices and taking a step back from the stresses of everyday life. 
01/26/22 9:57pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that college campuses are increasingly suppressing free speech, harming us and our education systems as a consequence.