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Opinion Columns

06/19/20 5:07pm
For too long, the DP has failed to lift up the voices of Black students, and make sure their unique experiences and perspectives are heard and valued. We have also failed to make sure our staff represents the diversity of the student body at Penn. With such a large platform on campus, we must do better. 
06/19/20 4:09pm
As Philadelphia reckons with its own racist statues of Christopher Columbus and Frank Rizzo, now is the time for Penn to do the same on its own campus.
06/19/20 3:12pm
Why should we care? As students lucky enough to attend a prestigious university as Penn, we have the power and resources to make the city government listen to us.
06/18/20 9:42pm
As a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature, I naturally think that reading is the answer to everything. 
06/18/20 2:03pm
It is up to us, as consumers, to support small, local businesses. We can do this in our hometowns and when we are able to return safely to campus.
06/17/20 1:33pm
Our nation is slipping back into the grasp of a pandemic, and we’re blindly letting it happen.
06/15/20 10:59am
Our time at Penn should be remembered as a “great” four years, rather than the “best.”
06/14/20 9:11pm
Our campus is an intersection of productive labor and studying, the reproductive work of eating, taking care of needs like healthcare or even laundry, and relaxation. 
06/12/20 11:04pm
If we are to combat mental health stigma, completely eliminating negative usage of the word “crazy” is a necessary step.
06/11/20 9:03pm
As states begin to open, we must acknowledge that COVID-19 has not disappeared and its rampage will continue to rattle families like mine.
06/10/20 12:18pm
It’s ironic. Our generation, comfortable with, and dependent on, virtual interactions, finds our friendships at risk with the coronavirus’ mandate for physical distancing.
06/09/20 7:17pm
This abstracted version of Penn’s community, though inspiring, still fails to provide students with one of Penn’s core values: engagement. 
06/08/20 11:43am
Asian Americans and Christians are part of a unique niche in American society that seems to tell us it’s best we stay out of the fight.
06/07/20 12:30pm
Here are seven explanations of the deeper truths, purposes, and misinformation behind rioting —and why blanket condemnations can blur truth and the pursuit of justice.
06/06/20 2:16pm
Small business owner Leon Scott founded the Silver Legends jewelry boutique over fifteen years ago. This past week, looters inflicted severe property damage on the store and stole some merchandise.
06/06/20 2:03pm
As someone who is tired of the cycle — wrongful death, post about it, protest, repeat — we must remain committed to the fight against injustice, even when it is not convenient.
06/04/20 4:01pm
Despite having the perfect answer in my head, I sometimes don’t share it, and if I do, it doesn’t always sound like I meant it to.
06/03/20 4:08pm
By giving standardized testing the weight it currently has, we end up heightening the barriers to higher education that many Black students already face.
06/03/20 2:21pm
 Black Americans do not have the privilege to look at the American flag as a representation of freedom.
05/31/20 4:28pm
If I were to write an opinion article without providing links to articles written by Black authors about the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent protests, I would be failing at my attempt to recognize my white privilege.