Americans are fed up with congressional gridlock and partisan pandering. Penn students are, too. Unfortunately, student government is a lot like real government.
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.
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.
Pantyhose represent something that looks and feels dated. Legs with a powdery sheen should not be a job requirement.
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.
Should a building be judged on its aesthetics or on the acclaim of its architect?
Our generation has drifted away from the sanctity of monogamy to, as it’s commonly known on the street, “hooking up.”
Last week’s Obama event on campus focused on the short-term gain without thinking of the long-term pain that will be caused.
Sexually harassed women shouldn’t remain nameless for fear becoming “another Anita Hill.”
Several arguments highlight the fallibility of Rush Limbaugh’s critique of classical studies majors.
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
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.
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.
Felony disenfranchisement should never be seen as the proper execution of justice when it more closely resembles cruel and unusual punishment.
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?
There aren’t enough people involved in the pro-life movement at Penn.
Penn students “work hard and play hard.” But if a just-released survey is any indication, Quakers want to work smarter and play smarter.
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.
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.
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.