For too long, the DP has failed to lift up the voices of Black students, and make sure their unique experiences and perspectives are heard and valued. We have also failed to make sure our staff represents the diversity of the student body at Penn. With such a large platform on campus, we must do better.
As Philadelphia reckons with its own racist statues of Christopher Columbus and Frank Rizzo, now is the time for Penn to do the same on its own campus.
Why should we care? As students lucky enough to attend a prestigious university as Penn, we have the power and resources to make the city government listen to us.
As a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature, I naturally think that reading is the answer to everything.
It is up to us, as consumers, to support small, local businesses. We can do this in our hometowns and when we are able to return safely to campus.
Our nation is slipping back into the grasp of a pandemic, and we’re blindly letting it happen.
Our time at Penn should be remembered as a “great” four years, rather than the “best.”
Our campus is an intersection of productive labor and studying, the reproductive work of eating, taking care of needs like healthcare or even laundry, and relaxation.
If we are to combat mental health stigma, completely eliminating negative usage of the word “crazy” is a necessary step.
As states begin to open, we must acknowledge that COVID-19 has not disappeared and its rampage will continue to rattle families like mine.
It’s ironic. Our generation, comfortable with, and dependent on, virtual interactions, finds our friendships at risk with the coronavirus’ mandate for physical distancing.
This abstracted version of Penn’s community, though inspiring, still fails to provide students with one of Penn’s core values: engagement.
Asian Americans and Christians are part of a unique niche in American society that seems to tell us it’s best we stay out of the fight.
Here are seven explanations of the deeper truths, purposes, and misinformation behind rioting —and why blanket condemnations can blur truth and the pursuit of justice.
Small business owner Leon Scott founded the Silver Legends jewelry boutique over fifteen years ago. This past week, looters inflicted severe property damage on the store and stole some merchandise.
As someone who is tired of the cycle — wrongful death, post about it, protest, repeat — we must remain committed to the fight against injustice, even when it is not convenient.
Despite having the perfect answer in my head, I sometimes don’t share it, and if I do, it doesn’t always sound like I meant it to.
By giving standardized testing the weight it currently has, we end up heightening the barriers to higher education that many Black students already face.
Black Americans do not have the privilege to look at the American flag as a representation of freedom.
If I were to write an opinion article without providing links to articles written by Black authors about the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent protests, I would be failing at my attempt to recognize my white privilege.