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Opinion Columns

03/17/19 7:48pm
The college admissions process might always have broken aspects, but one doable reform is to make time for fact-checking. 
03/17/19 7:34pm
When I came to Penn, I saw explicitly inclusive congregations and met accepting faith leaders for the first time, and it made me genuinely optimistic for the future of the Christian church. But there is a massive amount of progress that needs to be made — and recently, some of that progress has been reversed.
03/17/19 5:52pm
We are looking for guest columns that make compelling arguments from the Penn community to gauge a variety of different perspectives.
03/17/19 2:43pm
Women candidates are already fighting this uphill battle in ways that male candidates are not.
03/13/19 8:28pm
Traveling can have a lot of benefits and encourage people to immerse themselves in exciting settings and engage with vibrant cultures. But there is a difference between being appreciative of cultures and being ignorant of the harmful effects of your presence. 
03/13/19 12:02am
Especially for the introverted, Penn’s emphasis on late-night shenanigans can serve as a major stressor.
03/12/19 11:56pm
Penn needs more students of color to join not only the Tutoring Project, but any type of community service that focuses on helping Philadelphia’s children and other indigent residents. 
03/12/19 11:48pm
Admitting that we feel alone can be scary, but we absolutely have to.
03/10/19 8:13pm
The abuse of this drug by students who simply want to cram for their upcoming midterm or pump out a paper at four in the morning is what I take issue with. 
03/10/19 3:57pm
Wharton is consistently ranked one of the best business schools in the world. Attending a school like Penn gives us an unparalleled opportunity to learn from elite business professionals, in the shape of both peers and faculty. 
02/27/19 10:29pm
I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Pennsylvania as I work on my project.
02/27/19 2:08pm
This year’s housing process was extremely flawed. In typical Penn fashion, the lottery-based time slots fostered unnecessary competition among students, and when coupled with unexpected differences in housing prices, resulted in extreme inequities. 
02/26/19 6:58pm
The stereotype is problematic for a variety of obvious reasons, predominantly, the inevitable pressure and stress placed upon this minority group.
02/24/19 1:25pm
Students often complain, and rightly so, because Penn, indeed, has a long way to go in improving their housing situation. But, we must be aware that in comparison to many other colleges, Penn’s housing services are well above average. 
02/24/19 12:24pm
History had a reason to fear foreign tyranny. But history has also shown what makes America great — a nation built by immigrants where all Americans are treated equally.
02/22/19 2:53pm
Penn’s competitive culture is a fantastic motivator. It’s also a fantastic reason to feel an awful trepidation when asking for help, whether that help be in reference to a simple homework question or a major search for a post-grad job
02/20/19 1:49am
My countless run-ins with verbal harassment in the Philadelphia area has varied between mildly annoying and frightening to the point where I have had police officers file into my apartment after a 911 call made on my way home from Center City.
02/19/19 10:54pm
One depressing fact about this is that history is repeating itself — and we have clearly not learned our lesson from it.
02/19/19 9:53pm
At the root of this anguish is Penn’s system for course registration. 
02/18/19 7:35pm
What I realized was that given the choice to decide to follow God or not, choosing it myself makes it so much more powerful.