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Opinion Columns

12/12/18 4:34pm
Juuling is not cool. It’s not something to brag about on social media. It’s certainly not something to encourage other fellow students, friends, or family members to try.
12/11/18 8:25pm
I have been in conversations where acquaintances proudly talk about the anti-racist demonstrations and initiatives they have been active in only to turn the conversation to how Jews control the world through a wide-reaching conspiracy.
12/09/18 9:22pm
My column, my editor, and the friendships I made along the way, were my lifelines. They kept me here. 
12/09/18 6:34pm
It sometimes seems as though the more reserved Bush is overshadowed by the larger-than-life personalities of the men who preceded and followed him: Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
12/06/18 5:14pm
You would think that it would be easy to just listen to each other. Yet, we’ve built up so many impulses to pivot away and check out when the subject gets intense or hits a nerve. Especially when it’s as easy as glancing down at our phones.
12/05/18 9:21pm
Don't let the soaring number of STEM majors dissuade you from pursuing art history or philosophy.
12/05/18 8:17pm
This weekend I slunk around the city avoiding protests that I could only half understand
12/04/18 12:38pm
We’ve all heard the stories — someone gets accepted to the college of their dreams or to the perfect job, and then their position is revoked on the basis of a Facebook photo of them holding a Red Solo cup. 
12/02/18 11:50pm
Boiled down, the elementary characteristic of a friend is a person who cares about you. I had ignored this basic trait with my convenience friend.
12/02/18 11:48pm
I’ve experienced the stress, even in my first semester, of thinking about majors in terms of potential income first and passion second.
12/02/18 8:34pm
I was immediately disappointed when placed into Gregory, a college dorm no one knew the location of — a place that received no frat party fliers under the doors. 
11/29/18 5:59pm
Thanksgiving is about gratitude, and I think all Penn students, regardless of financial background, would be grateful for a few more days of break. 
11/28/18 9:03pm
I used to dread my piano lessons. Now, music helps alleviate my anxiety when school gets stressful and exercise my creativity.
11/28/18 7:55pm
We live in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the world’s oldest democracy.
11/28/18 4:50pm
After some internet research, I discovered Pelosi’s unforgivable crime: She has served her country honorably through government service for too many years.
11/26/18 1:57pm
Whether an Econ major, a friend of a Penn student, a traveling poet, or a visiting family member, please feel free to stop by and pour yourself a cup of coffee, of which we always have brewed.
11/25/18 9:14pm
Prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds deserve tour guides who they can relate to. 
11/25/18 7:20pm
I started to fully appreciate the other part of my identity beyond boxes on the demographic section on an application.
11/19/18 12:11am
We cannot let political leanings stifle our innate sense of decency.
11/14/18 11:43pm
It’s like a competition: whoever sleeps the least wins. Functioning with little to no sleep is like a badge of honor, a display of invincibility.