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Opinion Columns

11/01/20 8:54pm
If we as Penn students want to act as a force of change in this country, the youth vote cannot afford to be one of idealism.
10/30/20 4:08pm
Former Vice President Biden openly stated how proud he was for his son for overcoming a drug addiction. The elder Biden is right to be proud of his son Hunter’s triumph — we all should take note of his transparency and decency.
10/28/20 3:30pm
Forrest Church, a prominent theologian and Unitarian Universalist wrote, “We are not human because we think. We are human because we care.” So let’s start acting like it.
10/27/20 10:21am
You may find that discussing the Affordable Care Act in objective, clinical terms without references to politics or party will spark a refreshing and fruitful debate. 
10/26/20 10:39pm
Women have made great strides in the last century, but what is done on paper does not always correlate to an equal change in American attitudes.
10/26/20 10:33pm
Unlike Trump, Biden supports funding for both basic and translational science research, and historically, he has backed it up.
10/26/20 10:15pm
By no means am I one to tell you not to follow your moral values, but just understand the repercussions of your actions: if not for yourself, then for your friends, family, and the future of our country. 
10/26/20 9:01pm
It might be a hard pill to swallow, but selling actions as “doing well by doing good” is a lie.
10/22/20 5:02pm
There is ample evidence showing that culture of origin is no indicator of assimilation and performance.
10/20/20 9:07pm
It is crucial for us as students to draw a line in politics and separate political judgments from our daily interactions. 
10/19/20 10:01pm
I’m with Kenny Chesney when I ask myself the question: “Can’t we all get along?”
10/19/20 9:41pm
To prevent self-deprecation from becoming even more problematic, Penn students need to be more conscious of the language they engage in, as well as the language that their peers use.
10/18/20 7:40pm
On Wednesday, Oct. 21, we invite you to join us — remotely — for “Penn Remembers: A Virtual Vigil.”
10/14/20 8:51pm
Though Penn leans liberal, I’m sure that there are Republican Quakers waiting to have a conversation, feeling marginalized by their peers.
10/14/20 5:41pm
Stress doesn't have to paralyze you. When it feels like everything is out of control, pause and think about the ways in which you are already in control. 
10/13/20 9:27pm
Feeling overwhelmed is all too common, but it should no longer be an inherent part of the college experience.
10/11/20 5:08pm
Though all institutions seek to avoid the negative association with racism and slavery, it is an unchangeable aspect of Penn’s history and therefore must be discussed. 
10/08/20 6:47pm
Re-opening campus, even in a hybrid format,, will undoubtedly be challenging, but for the sake of the emotional and educational quality of the students, it is a challenge Penn should be willing to face.
10/05/20 8:24pm
The loneliness of previous years is nothing compared to how students feel now. 
10/04/20 10:15pm
Police Free Penn rightly points out the necessity to “reimagine police-free strategies for community safety and well-being.” But the gulf between imagination and reality runs deep.