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Opinion Columns

08/31/20 11:45am
While we will not be printing this semester, we remain more committed than ever to our digital product. Expect to see engaging new digital projects, enterprise stories, photos, and videos that will capture what it means to be a Penn student during a global pandemic. 
08/14/20 10:21pm
With over 1,000 families losing loved ones a day and with no end to the rampage in sight, Penn’s fall revision plans are well-warranted.
08/09/20 4:09pm
There is no doubt that campus initiatives create a space for sustainability education, but they are optional. We need everyone to be knowledgeable about the challenges we face with climate change. 
08/07/20 12:51pm
Contrary to popular belief, violence isn’t always physical. It encompasses the emotional, mental, sexual, and physical realms. 
08/07/20 9:44am
Since Penn is a school that focuses heavily on a variety of global experiences, it wouldn’t be surprising if the idle monotony of homebound quarantine reignited some students’ desire to resume traveling.
08/06/20 7:04pm
Harvested and stored eggs help women outsmart the impending loss of fertility that begins when we reach our mid-thirties.
08/06/20 10:58am
Even in states that are “solidly” red or blue, increased turnout can send a message of what public opinion really is, while abstentions embolden those in power to continue to ignore other voices.
08/05/20 10:32pm
Cohen stands firmly by the position that Penn’s economic impact in Philadelphia and direct investments to certain public schools outweigh paying PILOTs.
08/03/20 2:57pm
Having OCD does not equate to perfectionism, cleanliness, tidiness, or prudence — despite widespread media portrayal and cultural notions.
08/01/20 8:20pm
It shouldn’t be uncommon to know your neighbors, and it shouldn’t be uncommon to extend kindness to everyone in your community. 
07/31/20 9:11am
Asbestos is a silicone mineral widely used as an insulator until it was banned in 1970 for emitting toxic fibers. Half a century later, predominantly Black and Brown public schools are still plagued by the harmful carcinogen. 
07/30/20 4:15pm
Currently, the majority of our seven on-campus sororities have few to no Black members. 
07/27/20 10:54am
The dynamic and unpredictable nature of the virus creates an ever changing set of problems for the University to try and solve.
07/26/20 1:11pm
Seeing my father suffer, cry, and fight the COVID-19 through a window is undoubtedly one of the most shocking memories I will have to carry with me forever.
07/22/20 2:47pm
Don’t take a gap year out of fear or discomfort with the chaotic state of the world. It’s our new normal and will continue to be in the foreseeable future. 
07/21/20 12:00pm
Since incoming college first years are at a key transition stage of their lives, they should highly consider taking a gap semester given their inability to receive a complete college experience under present circumstances.
07/20/20 11:22am
Microaggressions are uncomfortable, harmful, and demeaning for students because they ultimately influence a student’s perception of their ability to excel, feel comfortable and be accepted within the Penn community. 
07/19/20 9:41pm
Dr. Lorna Breen’s passing reignited a conversation surrounding well-being among physicians, but struggles with mental health often begin more than a decade before medicine itself.
07/17/20 10:44pm
Poverty is a problem in Philadelphia. Here, one in four residents live below the poverty line, but this reality is not apparent every day on Locust Walk.
07/17/20 9:43am
The crisis in Yemen, already the poorest country in the North African and Middle East regions, can be traced back to 2011.