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Opinion Columns

08/31/21 1:27pm
Columnist Varun Saraswathula discusses how letting go of expectations can help us better take the pandemic in stride.
08/31/21 1:24pm
Columnist Andy Yoon discusses how we can reduce perfectionism as in-person classes return.
08/26/21 12:11am
Columnist Isabella Glassman discusses how to approach NSO with an open mind, even if you already have a group of friends.
08/24/21 9:58pm
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck speaks to how we can improve mental wellness on campus, such as by keeping a gratitude journal.
08/21/21 9:19pm
Columnist Caroline Magdolen writes about the anxiety surrounding climate change, and how we have more power than we think to enact positive change.
08/18/21 8:53pm
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck writes about failure and how we should embrace it, not fear it.
08/04/21 11:46pm
Columnist Matthew Liu writes about the increase in prices for ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft, and argues that anticompetitive behavior is partly to blame.
08/01/21 10:46pm
Columnist Daniel Gurevitch argues that MLK Drive should remain closed to cars even after pandemic restrictions lift, citing benefits to Philadelphians' mental and physical health.
07/28/21 11:35pm
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck writes about how he learned to be more mindful and slow down, making his college experience better and more intentional.
07/21/21 5:28pm
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck argues that it is unacceptable for NROTC students at Penn to have their naval science coursework go uncredited. 
07/16/21 6:10am
Columnist Asaad Manzar writes a letter to Penn's new transfer class, offering advice to new students adapting to Penn for the first time. 
07/11/21 11:14pm
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck writes about how Amy Gutmann transformed Penn during her tenure at Penn, and how her successor should prioritize listening and open communication with Penn's student body.
07/11/21 11:08pm
Columnist Matthew Liu argues that members of the Penn community should not expect significant changes with the University president that succeeds Amy Gutmann. He writes about how criticisms directed towards her often reference issues that are inherent to all large institutions. 
07/06/21 1:33pm
Columnist Andy Yoon writes about the folly of American exceptionalism and how the United States isn't always going to be on top — unless we do something about it.
07/04/21 5:07pm
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi writes about the 4th of July, and how celebrating it is not incommensurate with valid criticism of our nation.
07/04/21 3:59pm
Columnist Matthew Liu writes about how one of our Founding Fathers — Thomas Paine — was the surprise progressive at the heart of America's inception.
07/03/21 10:20pm
Columnist Surayya Walters writes about the Tulsa Massacre and how important it is for Americans to learn about it in all aspects of academics, including business. 
07/03/21 9:49pm
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck writes about constructive patriotism and how criticism isn't a sign of disrespect — it's a sign of love for one's nation. 
06/27/21 3:08pm
Columnist Caroline Magdolen writes about ranked choice voting and how it is a better way of electing candidates compared to the standard winner-take-all system. She argues that we should include ranked choice voting wherever we can — starting with the clubs and organizations that we are a part of. 
06/26/21 10:47pm
Columnist Lark Yan writes about cooking, a habit she developed in the wake of COVID-19. She describes the excitement, friendships, and joy that resulted from her pandemic-inspired time in the kitchen.