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Opinion Columns

11/01/23 6:00pm
Columnist Andrew Stratton explains why midterms should be set around scheduled times for the betterment of students and work-life balance. 
11/01/23 1:34pm
Columnist Mritika Senthil examines the cost of social status on campus after reflecting on her own rejection from a frat party and distance from Penn’s South Asian community. 
10/31/23 6:53pm
Columnist Clever Earth proposes that implementing a retaliatory policy may be rational if it maximizes the probability of deterrence success. 
10/29/23 9:09pm
Columnist Chloe Chen suggests that the Penn Museum’s admission fees belie a greater issue of educational gatekeeping to produce intellectual elites.
10/25/23 7:19pm
Columnist Andrew Stratton explains the problem with fatphobia and why it’s still an issue today.
10/25/23 11:53am
Columnist Franklin Li believes that we should not be overly critical of Benjamin Franklin for not always acting in accordance with present-day moral standards. 
10/24/23 11:13pm
Columnist Jack Lakis argues that all undergraduates should do their part to encourage transparency in admissions. 
10/24/23 12:54pm
Columnist Mia Vesely urges people to focus less on sensationalized looting and more on political action and its impact.
10/23/23 8:07pm
Columnist Cathy Li examines what it means to study the liberal arts at institutions that prioritize immediate return on investment. 
10/22/23 8:24pm
Columnist Julu Nwaezeapu illuminates how white-collar crime violently impacts economically-marginalized communities and warns Penn students to beware of their proximity to corporate greed.  
10/19/23 11:35pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi calls upon non-Jewish students to become more vocal critics of instances of antisemitism disguised as activism. 
10/18/23 10:52pm
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz asserts that social media, while potentially a platform for discussing global issues, often fosters dehumanization, polarization, and misinformation. She advocates instead for more meaningful face-to-face interactions and a balanced approach to activism.
10/18/23 10:03pm
Members of the Penn community share out their thoughts and perspectives on the ongoing violence between Israel and Hamas, Penn's response to the conflict, and its impact on campus life and discourse.
10/17/23 9:00pm
Columnist Sose Hovannisian describes the process of petitioning for a new language course with a persuadable and willing Penn. 
10/16/23 9:39pm
Columnist Jack Lakis explores the implications of how a small number of high schools dominate American educational opportunities. 
10/16/23 7:30pm
Columnist Zara Tena explores the need for elderly leaders to step down, and allow a new generation of politicians to step in.
10/11/23 5:30pm
Columnist Akiva Berkowitz addresses the recent terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israel, explains why we all should rally behind Israel, and considers how students can try to make a difference. 
10/09/23 9:48pm
Columnist Izzy Feinfeld calls on clubs at Penn to have a more open application process and prioritize building community.
10/08/23 4:42pm
Columnist Sangitha Aiyer calls for Penn to assist in combating the chronic underfunding of Philadelphia’s public school libraries.
10/08/23 4:40pm
Columnist Gladys Smith discusses whether Penn is truly giving back to the greater Philadelphia area through its current distribution of attention amongst local high schools.