Columnist Yomi Abdi discusses The Daily Pennsylvanian's exclusionary history and ongoing diversity efforts, through her own experiences and those of former Black opinion columnists.
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck describes the personal benefits of journaling, especially during uncertain periods in his life
Columnists Valerie Wang & Varun Saraswathula argue that Penn's treatment of Mackenzie Fierceton should remind students that our relationship with the university is more transactional than we might think.
Columnists Allison Santa-Cruz and Liala Sofi press for Penn administrators to properly address their involvement in the case of former Penn student Mackenzie Fierceton.
Columnist Isabella Glassman urges Penn to financially assist fraternities and sororities as they transition to upperclassmen-only Greek life housing.
Columnist Kayla Cotter argues that viewing the four-year degree as compulsory threatens to undermine other viable post-secondary pathways.
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that the University’s choice to extend the mask mandate in classrooms failed to consider scientific evidence and opinions of a large portion of students and faculty.
Columnist Agatha Advincula advises incoming college students on what they should know about Penn.
Columnist Otto Piasecki urges students to take advantage of the international diversity present at Penn.
Columnist Vinay Khosla argues that social media culture has been pivotal in desensitizing people to issues across the world.
Columnist Jesse Zhang shares his experiences and the lessons he learned from the college matriculation process.
Columnist Alex Eapen writes that appointing a person of color as provost will allow Penn to better prioritize diversity and inclusion on campus.
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck argues that senior societies need to improve in social inclusivity and financial transparency by reflecting on his personal rush experience and by interviewing current senior society members.
Columnist Sam Zou argues for the positive role affirmative action has on achieving diversity, increasing intergenerational mobility, and equalizing wealth between Black and white students.
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that higher education should not be viewed as a necessity, and in doing so we can improve the quality of our lives in college as well as our collective financial futures.
Columnist Isabella Glassman urges Penn students to more deeply consider whether an economics course is necessary for their academic career.
Columnist Allison-Santa-Cruz argues that it is time to return to pre-pandemic normalcy given current COVID-19 data.
Columnist Jesse Zhang encourages the Penn community to participate in a non-academic and non-preprofessional extracurricular activity.
Columnist Joseph M. Squillaro encourages you to join “The Great Penn Resignation,” discussing the paradoxical benefits of declaring “I quit.”
Columnist Alfredo Praticò argues that the Penn community should vote on the fate of the campus mask mandate.