A first-year’s biggest worry should be the upcoming spring semester.
Once you get past recognition, the next step is shifting conversations from topics accessible to few to conversations applicable to all.
It’s impossible to know whether or not Homan was correct because he wasn’t allowed to make his case.
Costumes are meant to be fun, and they certainly can be while still maintaining cultural sensitivity.
While it does seem hard to believe, individual votes do make a difference.
I strongly believe this message to be universal. No matter what your circumstances, finding something about them to laugh at can lighten the load at least a little. And often, that makes all the difference.
Once the act gets dropped, maybe we can make space for an open dialogue about the deep divisions that are clearly present in our community — I think it’ll be better without that pretense.
With content created to empower and uplift, rooted in humility and a desire to see others succeed, we can reach millions of students who see themselves in us. Like the adage says, ‘’It’s not what you say, but how you say it,’’ that makes all the difference.
Are you making the most of your Penn experience? Can you see yourself in a stereotypical marketing photo? Or are you off to the side, talking to someone who looks just like you?
Even when we recognize risk, it doesn’t translate toward responsibility. In reality, we often drink as an excuse to be irresponsible for a night. So, of course, we deflect the job of calling out menacing behavior that we witness in this setting unless it becomes obvious.
Benjamin Franklin said that "by failing to plan, you are planning to fail." I’d like to challenge that statement.
When you observe the most innate and simplistic elements of humanity, wanting more for yourself and your family ranks at the top of the list
Men at Penn need to leverage their social privilege so that people of all genders can feel secure on campus and can experience Penn’s social scene without falling victim to assault or harassment.
Although official statements and claims decrying Wax’s ideals as not representative of Penn Law’s values is a good start, it’s simply not enough.
Let the administration know how you feel, and maybe we can lay the groundwork for a more fair, less stressful Penn.
Indeed, the staff at Penn are just as essential to the success of the community as a whole, yet so often we neglect this, rarely offering more than a cold thank you or a passing nod.
It costs nothing to consider how your presence can positively impact someone else’s passion and profession.
So freshman: while yes, do file a maintenance request for that mold infestation, don’t forget to stop a moment and appreciate your housing situation just a little bit more.
Renting a house or apartment for the first time is a milestone in the transition to adulthood, and as exciting as it can be, the decidedly adult responsibilities and obligations that come with it can make even the most assertive people feel intimidated and ill-prepared.
Living by yourself is a choice that can make those factors more at the forefront of your mind, instead of what your roommates made for dinner or who stole your last razor.