Even though it was easy to become annoyed by the freshman candidates, there is something we can learn from them.
We don’t tell applicants to dual-degree programs that no matter how talented or driven a student may be, doing two things instead of one has a substantial opportunity cost.
A ban on obese women receiving fertility treatment seems medically justified and rational.
This is the story of how Steve Jobs saved professional journalism from extinction and me from myself. (Or at least paved these roads.)
Those in positions of power and influence should treat their medical decisions just as they treat their words in the public sphere: very, very carefully. People are watching.
Talking about cancer in the context of science is easy. Talking about cancer in the context of life is something different altogether.
We must find a way to bring the national average SAT scores closer to those of Penn students.
What does Arianna Huffington, number 31, being divorced and having two children have to do with her selling The Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million earlier this year?
Thirty years ago, innovation in residential life was possible on Penn’s campus. Next week, it will be possible once again.
A recent sex survey by 34th Street magazine left me unsatisfied. I find this kind of exploitation of sex on a campus as lauded for its intellectualism as Penn rather surprising and, frankly, disgusting.
Pennsylvania needs to reform how it spends gambling-related revenue.
Is the definition of ‘femininity’ becoming just as misunderstood as ‘feminism’?
If Penn is to continue on “making history,” more women should be sought after for elected student government positions. There has been no female class board president in at least a decade and counting.
The correct response to cyber-bullying tragedies doesn’t lie in punishment.
Here are 12 applications that I can’t imagine being without as a Penn student.
Michele Bachmann’s comment that the human papillomavirus vaccine causes mental retardation has done a lot of damage to America’s public health.
“Hi! My name is Bobby Frosh! Will you sign my petition for student government?”
“Sure, Bobby, what exactly does student government do again?”
“Uhh… we do whatever it takes to make your collegiate experience better!”
As Penn students, we like to believe we are immune to silly mistakes. You would, however, be hard pressed to find a Quaker who hasn’t accidentally replied-all to an email or booked a ticket on the wrong BoltBus.
Penn is not the best university in the world. But we can be.
Penn needs to reconfigure two of its alcohol-related policies.