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Opinion Columns

02/05/21 11:42am
Penn's campus guidelines for COVID-19 mitigation, while well-intentioned, are not the most practical and likely won't have the impact they're intended to have.
02/04/21 2:00pm
Penn's student body is largely made up of outgoing students, so no one should be surprised that Penn's mitigation efforts seem to have little effect on some members of the community.
02/04/21 10:55am
The Trump family has deep ties to the University. It is time Penn acknowledge this and hold them accountable for their term in the White House.
01/29/21 10:51am
With many first years now back on campus, it's up to us to be mature and follow covid guidelines, or else endanger our surrounding communities and classes.
01/29/21 10:44am
Biden's long history of bipartisanship was touted as a virtue on the campaign trail. Wether or not it will actually serve the United States well is not a cut-and-dry decision.
01/28/21 2:34pm
Trump's ban from Twitter brought elation to many of Penn's left-leaning advocacy group. But with the precedent the ban sets, they may actually be celebrating on unstable ground.
01/27/21 12:03pm
Little has changed since the pandemic began, so why are Penn's deans trying to shift the culture of the pass/fail option which gives students the flexibility to avoid pandemic-induced educational disruptions?
01/21/21 10:01am
Penn's greek life community has the responsibility to set the tone for COVID-19 mitigation on campus.
01/20/21 7:22pm
As college students return to campus, it may appear that young America is "over" the COVID-19 pandemic. While this shouldn't come at a surprise, it does make it more likely that long-term goals of society will be prolonged for short-term gain.
01/20/21 4:12pm
Penn was one of the few universities to keep the pass/fail grading option for the spring 2021 semester, a step in the right direction for grading equity and accessibility during the pandemic.
01/19/21 10:49pm
While the students on-campus may be the subject of the headlines, there is still a substantial number of students who will be learning from home, for health, personal, or other reasons. They, too, must be factored in as the semester progresses.
01/14/21 12:17am
Schuyler’s interpretation of free speech, which skirts culpability through an allegiance to the Constitution, is in fact representative of a broad issue that we currently face with political dialogue: a distorted view of free speech.
12/11/20 11:59pm
Let’s put our money where our mouth is and make capitalism sustainable.
12/10/20 12:58am
2020 has tested each of us, forcing us to build a strong will and resilient spirit. Don't lose that in 2021.
12/07/20 5:45pm
If there’s one thing we should learn from the pandemic, it’s that alone time should be more appreciated.
12/02/20 10:39pm
In many ways, Penn’s administration is treating this term as business as usual. It clearly isn't.
12/01/20 10:21pm
Because many students come to college with little to no understanding of what sexual assault truly entails, it is not surprising that the issue runs rampant in almost every university. 
11/27/20 12:19am
We will be the historians teaching our country’s “truth.” If the weight of that feels monumental, it’s because it should. 
11/25/20 11:03am
It’s difficult enough for Penn students to be productive from home, and the struggle is only worsened by recent election anxiety and ongoing pandemic loneliness and uncertainty. Unfortunately, news providers are not on our side.