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Opinion Columns

11/15/11 12:22am
Americans are fed up with congressional gridlock and partisan pandering. Penn students are, too. Unfortunately, student government is a lot like real government.
11/15/11 12:14am
The seeds of the European debt crisis lie with the creation of the euro over 10 years ago by technocrats and politicians who felt they could outsmart the financial system.
11/14/11 12:17am
There is a dichotomy between sports and real life, and the two must be separated. While JoePa the coach was infallible, Joe Paterno the man failed a basic tenet of human responsibility.
11/14/11 12:09am
Pantyhose represent something that looks and feels dated. Legs with a powdery sheen should not be a job requirement.
11/10/11 11:46pm
Call me a verbal masochist if you will, but I request that you please keep criticizing me. Embracing criticism can be more motivating than avoiding it.
11/08/11 11:36pm
Should a building be judged on its aesthetics or on the acclaim of its architect?
11/08/11 12:44am
Our generation has drifted away from the sanctity of monogamy to, as it’s commonly known on the street, “hooking up.”
11/08/11 12:35am
Last week’s Obama event on campus focused on the short-term gain without thinking of the long-term pain that will be caused.
11/07/11 12:48am
Sexually harassed women shouldn’t remain nameless for fear becoming “another Anita Hill.”
11/07/11 12:37am
Several arguments highlight the fallibility of Rush Limbaugh’s critique of classical studies majors.
11/03/11 11:20pm
Being forced to go on scavenger hunts in the middle of the night and to dress up in humiliating apparel should not be telling of one’s dedication to a student group. MO SHAHIN: Seeing through the haze
11/03/11 10:57pm
The possibility of hating my new life never crossed my mind once before I came to Penn. Two months later, I have realized that there have been moments during which I hated school.
11/03/11 12:24am
Not getting a perfect job or flunking an assignment can very well make us feel worthless. But it’s time to start untying our self-worth from our performance.
11/02/11 1:53am
Felony disenfranchisement should never be seen as the proper execution of justice when it more closely resembles cruel and unusual punishment.
11/02/11 1:47am
As of Monday, you are one of 7 billion people on Earth. How can 7 billion voices be heard? How can 7 billion individual sets of desires be met?
11/01/11 12:56am
There aren’t enough people involved in the pro-life movement at Penn.
11/01/11 12:45am
Penn students “work hard and play hard.” But if a just-released survey is any indication, Quakers want to work smarter and play smarter.
10/30/11 11:10pm
Today, I’ve decided to come out of the closet. I’m not coming out as a gay man, no. I’m referring to the other kind of closet — the conservative closet.
10/30/11 10:51pm
The glamour and grace embodied by Hollywood icons seems to be lost in the translation of generations. In an effort to capture the charm of eras past, something is watered down.
10/27/11 11:50pm
I have an unlimited number of meal swipes. I pay $4,200 each year. And I have fed 3,000 other people since I bought Eat Any Time, the most expensive meal plan, this semester.