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Opinion Columns

04/22/10 5:09am

Penn vs Sword | More openness in discipline

Sexual assault will always be a sensitive issue. But when it comes improving the efficacy of any justice system, a good dose of transparency goes a long way.
04/21/10 3:57am

Ash Wednesday | How I love Locust — let me count the ways

Maybe it’s all the fresh flowers, latent affects of fling or my own senior nostalgia, but I am in love with Locust Walk.
04/20/10 2:36am

In Case You Missed Me | A need for a sex ed program at Penn

The University does not attempt to provide a standardized sexual-health education. It needs to do so before freshmen come to Penn.
04/19/10 4:06am

That's What Schwenk Said | Don’t wait it out on the waitlist

So waitlisted students stalking theDP.com, take it from someone who sweated it out on the waitlist only ultimately to be rejected: Choose a college before May 1.
04/16/10 1:23am

Scientifically Blonde | The truth about hangover remedies

The hangover remedies that are likely to be useful are probably the ones you already know and find unsatisfactory.
04/16/10 1:18am

Rea-lity Check | Not all about the booze

If you focus all your attention on getting wasted, you’ll miss how great Fling can be even without alcohol.
04/15/10 2:15am

Penn vs Sword | A problematic identity crisis

Jumbled residency regulations don’t just confuse college students. They also significantly hamper civic engagement.
04/14/10 3:57am

Political Penndit | Stevens’ legacy supports students’ values

Students can find in retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens a champion of many of the causes they believe in.
04/14/10 3:35am

Say Anything | Happiness is … a pretty face?

Beauty does translate into happiness, and the science that claims it doesn’t isn’t connecting enough of the dots.
04/13/10 3:59am

Bieler's Day Off | Better Rhodes to helping students

CURF needs to step up its efforts to let students know about fellowships and assist them in applying.
04/13/10 3:51am

In Case You Missed Me | Budget in the 'real world'

Student groups should teach students how to run a business and be fiscally responsible.
04/12/10 3:49am

That's What Schwenk Said | A thesis on mandatory theses

The senior project is something that no other academic experience can truly replicate.
04/09/10 3:20am

Rea-lity Check | Help peers proactively

Now more than ever before, a peer counseling program would be appropriate for our campus. It would be an excellent way to enhance unity as well as provide a valuable service for students.
04/09/10 3:14am

Rusell-ing The Leaves | Problems with PNC’s business ventures

PNC should not be in the business of profiting from the destruction of Appalachia.
04/08/10 4:20am

A Dennie For Your Thoughts | Get involved or don’t complain

If organizers behind the petition care so much about the Fling performers, they should get more involved in the selection process.
04/08/10 4:17am

Penn vs Sword | Need for three-year programs

As the price of higher education continues to climb, more colleges in the U.S. should also consider offering three-year undergraduate programs.
04/07/10 4:47am

Political Penndit | Bringing Phila. out of the Stone Age

The city’s new plan for a digital-infrastructure overhaul may be exactly what it takes to bring Philadelphia into the 21st century.
04/05/10 3:02am

Slip of the Chung | Seders aren't just for Jews

Attending the seder was an invaluable experience that I hope other non-Jews have. Participation in another religion’s rituals will teach you more about that religion than a book can.
04/02/10 3:53am

Russell-ing The Leaves | Separation between communities is a drag

People of all gender and sexual identities need to intentionally be a part of the same community more often.
04/02/10 3:49am

Rea-lity Check | Technology is just a tool

There’s a difference between having more options for self-expression and information and using digital skill as an identity.