There are many things I wish I had known upon getting accepted early decision to Penn. Here are a few of the most prominent.
In order to embrace diversity, one should engage more in events organized by cultural groups and try to absorb different values as much as possible.
Simply stating the flaws is not enough; we must target and pinpoint concrete solutions if we seek any form of progress.
In a world that already caters to wealth, putting one more boundary in the way of less privileged students is not the way to ensure equal access to higher education.
By deciding to defund PPI, Penn not only devalued students’ opinions but also deemphasized the importance of public policy research.
Now, as I take the helm of the organization that gave me a purpose at Penn, I have one request for my team, and for the Penn community at-large: Ask the right questions.
While constant partying can make you happy in the moment, it is not the answer to stress.
Rather than constantly feeling the need to be surrounded by people, Penn students ought to spend more time alone.
Selling courses may seem harmless or like a mutually beneficial business decision. However, Penn students should think twice before they sell a popular course.
It is time to recognize the 40% of Americans who think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases not as villains, but as fellow Americans who have a different opinion.
Instead of protesting, groups that disagree with a speaker's message ought to confront their ideas.
Until minority groups see equal representation and value on campus from Penn administration, via equal spacing and resources, then whatever small offers Penn might provide will not be good enough.
This is our future on the line. We do not have the luxury of waiting to be the leaders of tomorrow.
While SHS does list failure rates of other kinds of contraceptive options, they have no information about what those options are or how to use them.
I’m sure I’m not the only one with scraps of unread paper crushed in the bottom of my bag. If you’re with me, I say let these be the last flyers to go to waste.
In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘’we must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools.'' We must be the change we seek.
Our voices made an impact. We saw the specific issues we wanted changed, we came together, we worked hard, and the results we wanted came through.
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.
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.
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.