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Guest Columns

11/28/23 12:02am
Leftist Jewish student group Penn Chavurah argues that Penn has censored the screening of the film Israelism this fall, demonstrating Penn’s disregard for free speech, Jewish safety, and Palestinian human rights. 
11/15/23 11:17pm
Guest Columnist Evan Golinsky identifies dangerous indifference present in the Palestinian liberation narrative on campus and suggests how effective discourse can be achieved in spite of this. 
11/13/23 10:50pm
Guest Columnist Selma Farsakh describes walking down Locust as a person who has lived in Israel-Palestine.  
11/02/23 11:08pm
Guest Columnist David J. Shapiro argues that the University’s response to the Palestine Writes Literature Festival and the pro-Palestine rallies calling for “resistance” and “revolution” demonstrate that Professor Wax is the victim of selective prosecution and an insidious double standard. 
11/02/23 4:53pm
Penn Democrats urge the Penn community to vote on Nov. 7 in light of recent United States Supreme Court decisions and efforts to dismantle our fundamental rights.   
10/30/23 9:06pm
Former Columnist Alex Baxter reflects on the past month’s impacts on Penn’s sense of unity, and urges the community to stand up for justice. 
10/27/23 10:24am
Guest Columnist Lala Mustafa explains the history of the Azerbaijani people in Nagorno-Karabakh in light of recent conflict in the region.
10/25/23 9:30pm
Guest Columnist Benjamin Nathans explains why Liz Magill should not resign and calls on Penn not to fall victim to a hostile takeover that limits free speech and debate. 
10/20/23 7:43am
Guest columnist Daniel Gurevitch discusses the importance of finding hope during today’s situation in Israel and Gaza, emphasizing the importance of trusted collaboration and the interdependence of people.  
10/19/23 11:07pm
Former columnist David Koff shares a story from his undergraduate experience in the 1990s, when a controversial speaker accused of antisemitism was allowed to speak on Penn’s campus. 
10/18/23 11:51pm
Guest Columnists Vincent Kelley and George Borg argue that Penn's COVID-19 vaccine mandates created an environment of fear and coercion on campus. 
10/18/23 10:18pm
Guest Columnist Sydney Freedman recounts her experience as a Jewish student at the Walkout for Palestine to add perspective on how a demonstration of solidarity and support turned into a breeding ground for hate.
10/17/23 11:05pm
Guest Columnist Steven Weitzman, offering his perspective as a professor of Jewish Studies, calls on the Penn community to address long term institutional weaknesses in light of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
10/16/23 11:28pm
Guest Columnist Faresi Alfaresi asserts that while Magill’s statement emphasizes much-needed and long-overdue solidarity with the Jewish community, the Arab and Muslim communities continue to suffer in the shadow the University has always cast onto them.  
10/16/23 8:33pm
Guest columnist and Chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees Scott Bok responds to the recent letter from Marc Rowan, calling on the Penn community to work together and move forward in difficult times.
10/11/23 7:49pm
Guest Columnist Eyal Yakoby calls on Penn to speak up and reject antisemitism in the wake of recent attacks from Hamas on Israel, redeeming itself following the Palestine Writes Literature Festival. 
09/27/23 9:30pm
United RAs at Penn explain the need for a union and urge RAs to vote yes.
09/22/23 10:27am
Members of Penn's Jewish community sign a letter in support of the Palestine Writes Literature Festival. 
09/21/23 12:04pm
Noah Rubin urges fellow students at Penn to utilize their positions within campus organizations to support the Jewish community and Israel. 
09/19/23 7:35pm
Guest columnist Max Brody reflects on why the humanities prove to be an essential tool for pre-meds on their journey to medical school and beyond.