Editorials represent the majority view of members of The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc. Editorial Board, which meets regularly to discuss issues relevant to Penn's campus. Participants in these meetings are not involved in the reporting and writing of articles on related topics.
Enforcing fees at the Ringe Squash Courts is classist and does not represent the purported values of Penn as an institution striving towards egalitarianism.
Penn must do what nearly every other person and institution in Philadelphia does: pay taxes.
Instead of laughing at Furda, Penn students should take a page from his book.
Properly implemented, the policy on secular and religious holidays will affirm Penn’s goals of inclusion and community.
Philadelphia administrators should have encouraged students to participate in the climate strike and helped to educate them to be active and caring citizens.
Penn, let sophomores live in Greek houses under the new housing policy.
Penn needs to bring PVP back to campus
While it may be intuitive, it is also easy to forget that helpers need help, too.
Penn must reform the system that claims to prioritize equality, but in its current state fosters a culture that rewards donors.
The issue is that the systems at play at Penn do more to shuffle students around and ensure that their suffering does not create a public relations problem for the University than actually mitigate the suffering itself.
Debate and resist not what causes minor malaise, but the despondent concerns that negatively influence the lives of everyone around us. Strive to be a better member of both the Penn community and our larger home in Philadelphia.
The point is, Penn doesn’t need your money.
While it’s reasonable to expect students and professors to try and make the most of the time they have for classes, if Penn wants to give students a serious chance to be prepared to hit the ground running, syllabi must be accessible prior to the start of classes.
But freshman year is just as hard as it is exciting, and there are plenty of upperclassmen and professors that will give you unsolicited advice about how to make the most of your time here.
The only remaining contribution to this store of knowledge Wax is capable of making, it seems, is as an example of the kind of bigotry that should be cast out of society.
As much as The Daily Pennsylvanian Editorial Board believes our Quaker peers are the brightest in the Ivy League, we don’t think we’re that much smarter, and we’d appreciate some more time off.
We understand our diversity initiatives require dedication from student leadership as well as openness to criticism and suggestions from the wider Penn community. We want to hear from you about how we can continue to make the DP a more inclusive and diverse place.
Independent student journalism is crucial both for the campus communities student journalists cover and for the media industry at large.
Restorative justice requires administrative action too, and alone isn't enough to solve a problem of this gravity.
The high turnout in last week’s student government elections at Georgetown reflects the extent to which the student body there has taken an active role in determining how their school will address its historical ties to slavery. It’s time for Penn’s student body to do the same.