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Opinion Columns

04/26/11 5:12am

Farewell Column by Sabrina Benun | Sandwiches and the city

You may laugh at me for reflecting on my college experience through a lens of sandwiches. But a sandwich is whatever you want it to be — just like Penn.
04/26/11 4:57am

Farewell Column by Colin Kavanaugh | It’s graduation, Charlie Brown

We all take different paths through Penn. Not only are we not going to be on the same chapter of our lives at the same time, we won’t even be writing the same book.
04/25/11 5:14am

Farewell Column by Emerson Brooking | My final paean to Penn

Farewell columns are invariably self-important and unavoidably pretentious. I’ve been looking forward to writing one for a very long time.
04/25/11 4:56am

Farewell Column by Katherine Rea | Mini life lessons

Rather than reminiscing, I thought I’d just share a bunch of mini life lessons from my past four years. Because mini things are better. And they take themselves less seriously.
04/22/11 9:45am

Duly Noted | A fresh perspective on prospectives

Remember that the kid with the Penn backpack, Penn folder and Penn T-shirt was once you.
04/22/11 9:15am

Last Call | Tripping with your class

Penn professors would be performing a great service if they incorporated a field trip or two into the typical course structure.
04/21/11 5:43am
For our response to Christopher Abreu's column to merely be a condemnation of racism confuses the symptom with the disease.
04/21/11 5:18am

Truth Be Told | Happiness — a primary goal

White coats come in different shades, and no one should dissuade future doctors from choosing career paths that make them happy.
04/20/11 5:19am

The Half of It | Senior societies shouldn’t have to tap that

Why the exclusivity in senior honor societies? Is it naive to think applications should be open to every student — not just those who have been tapped?
04/20/11 5:11am

A Likely Story | Value the learning process

All classes should be about something more than just doing well on the exam. Sure, it sounds simplistic put on paper, but it is a fact frequently overlooked.
04/19/11 4:57am

Peace Not Politics | The hidden danger of bracketology

Newt Gingrich’s criticism of President Barack Obama's bracket choices speaks to a more pressing issue — people simply expect too much from the president.
04/19/11 4:36am

The Gray Area | A faculty-initiated fix

When faculty members decide to get involved the University, they have the potential to make immediate changes for the better.
04/18/11 5:10am

Bank On It | Status update: How employers use Facebook

Obviously, you know that no employer wants to see pictures of you at a frat party. But you might be surprised about some other ways Facebook can be used is to judge a candidate.
04/18/11 4:57am

The Gold Standard | Avoiding Title IX trouble

Respect for women has lately been fleeting and in high-demand at peer institutions — which makes its ubiquity at Penn all the more impressive.
04/15/11 12:53am

Hassall-Free Fridays | A guide to better class selection

I have here some guidelines to ensure that all your future classes are more awesome and funsies than any of the duds you’ve probably been picking by yourself.
04/15/11 12:47am

Last Call | Party on, Quakers

If you need some ideas for what to do with the newspaper during Fling, I have a few suggestions.
04/14/11 4:28am

Scientifically Blonde | Spring Fling — a weekend of ecstasy

At times like Fling, at a place like college, it’s easy to see why students feel faced with a dilemma — to try or not to try ecstasy.
04/14/11 4:19am

Smart Alec | A Fling for the rest of us

I wish we had a culture tolerant of more than one way to enjoy Spring Fling.
04/13/11 4:55am

Say Anything | Ain’t nothin’ but a Fling thang

Dearest fellow Quakers, this concert is two hours long. If your best friend is sitting in another section, you’ll be okay.
04/13/11 4:48am

A Likely Story | ‘Good vibes. Great sandwiches’

My love for Potbelly comes from something bigger than food. Potbelly allows me to leave behind my overstated troubles and gain some perspective.