I loved, and still love, Penn, and I woke up on my plastic twin mattress feeling grateful to be here. But I also saw a campus steeped in classism, bigotry, and sexism.
I understand now the importance of balance and the value of just being present with those you love.
It’s a melancholy, a nostalgia, a longing for something that has happened; yet it is also an assurance, a "knowing" that it will never happen again.
The unequal rules surrounding alcohol possession and consumption in Greek life, which tilt the social power balance in favor of fraternities, are at the heart of some of Greek life’s biggest problems.
A lot of people at Penn don’t like me. That’s the nature of the work I do here. But the gift that is being a student-journalist is 100 percent worth it.
Are our consulting clubs so important that we don’t have time to help a middle-schooler learn how to read?
I personally lost $9.99 and was reported and blocked indefinitely from Tinder. So if you ask me whether it was worth swiping for Cardi, I would certainly say it was not.
Don’t get me wrong, drinking on college campuses is a difficult issue to navigate. No alcohol policy is perfect, but Penn’s doesn’t even try to be.
Did people understand what I was saying? Were they too nice to say if they didn’t? Do they mind how I sound?
These startup grants are beneficial because they help FGLI students offset some costs such as purchasing a new laptop, buying winter clothing, and travel expenses.
“Well, of course I am going to live a significant life,” we all tell ourselves. The only uncertainty is how we are going to do it.
Being involved in various communities is an essential part of college life, but frequent social events can rack up tremendous bills.
The negativity around Fling that has been on parade leading up to this week is palpable. Just because you don’t like the headliner doesn’t mean Fling is ruined.
I understand that Fling tanks are silly and seasonally inappropriate. But on an emotional level, I think they’re wonderful.
It’s difficult to navigate this kind of lifestyle when you aren’t naturally a chatty, extroverted person, always ready to take on the day and deal with the people in your life with excitement and gusto.
Columnist Lucy Hu takes to Locust Walk to get students' opinions on legacy admissions in the second installment of her video series, "Locust Talk."
Some argue that the main crux of university is to take classes and earn a degree, and therefore, academic excellence is key to success. But, the purpose of university is to provide an education, and the purpose of education extends far beyond classroom learning.
It’s easy to stand for a principle like the right to free speech when the speech in question poses no threat to oneself.
The sheer number of articles I’ve read against aspects of Greek life is surprising in itself, but even more surprising is how few of those writers actually experienced what they claimed to understand.
When did we forget to think about what we like to study and stand our ground? When did we forget to think for ourselves?