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Guest Columns

11/30/15 12:39am

Guest Column by Andrew Amarosa | Everybody's space

I don’t get why, as Americans, we have become so terrified of people speaking their minds simply because it may offend someone.
11/20/15 3:00pm
“Death is not a conclusion.” These are words I heard and wrote down a few weeks ago, when I watched Jean-Luc Godard’s film  “Contempt.” Today, they resonate more than ever.
11/16/15 1:01am
It was supposed to be an ordinary Friday of going out with friends and enjoying city I have come to call home these past months.
11/10/15 11:04pm

Guest column by Isabella Auchus | A letter to President Gutmann

While we understand that you find the survey results deeply troubling, many students have shared that the manner in which the results were addressed made them feel more like statistics than people.
10/27/15 11:20pm
Penn employees cook your meals, these employees haul your trash. These employees teach your students, they collect your scientific data, they clear leaves on Locust Walk.
10/27/15 11:15pm
Recently, negative talk surrounding fraternities and sororities raises questions about why we are relevant.
10/17/15 11:13pm
No, one is not an oppressor of an entire race if they disagree with one aspect of it. We need to really push back on how we assess guilt and blame in writing because it will fall on deaf ears when they become hyperboles rather than sincere grievances.
10/17/15 12:13pm
The University of Michigan announced a new initiative last week that it intends to test next year that states that parents of any freshman in the Class of 2019 caught drinking underage on two occasions or hospitalized on one occasion will be notified of their child’s actions.
10/14/15 12:31am
Like many Penn students, I was not surprised to read in the October 12 edition of The Daily Pennsylvanian that President Gutmann’s salary has risen yet again, this time to an astounding $3,426,106.
09/28/15 10:27pm
How do you tell someone that you are a rape survivor? Why is the burden of telling placed on the victim of the crime?
09/24/15 1:19am
There is no denying Pope Francis has proven to be a significant global voice, and not just for Catholics.
09/24/15 1:18am
The pope is coming to Philadelphia this weekend. Some may opt to hide from the crowds inside the corner of their dorm room.
09/21/15 12:15am
I suppose I should be grateful that the conversation on campus has changed. I suppose I should be grateful that, unlike 19 year-old me sitting in a hospital full of shame, Penn students have a better chance to be heard and get the care they need when it comes to mental health.
09/21/15 12:14am
In the book "Distinction," Pierre Bourdieu defines social and cultural capital as social resources which confer power and status in society.
08/20/15 10:22am
As a sophomore studying computer science, I am not the first person to acknowledge that the coursework of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is difficult.
06/17/15 11:12pm
Throughout the last month of the spring semester, anti-Muslim advertisements were carried throughout Philadelphia’s neighborhoods on dozens of SEPTA buses. The message they offered, “Islamic Jew Hatred: It’s in the Quran” is a false one, tailored to incite prejudice and division among viewers and the community.
06/03/15 10:22pm
A few weeks ago, 34th Street published an article detailing some aspects of cocaine use at our University. The story failed to make the connection between consumption in our own sheltered environment, and the violent drug cartels in developing countries that supply the drug.
05/28/15 7:04am
The seniors of the Vietnamese Student Association have taken great time to collect all accounts of what happened during the VSA Barbecue on April 17 in order to create a clear timeline of events.
04/29/15 11:35pm
When my friend, Sayid Abdullaev, approached me to apply for the University of Pennsylvania’s inaugural President’s Engagement Prizes — a $100,000 grant awarded annually to Penn seniors to design and implement local, national, or global engagement projects during the first year after graduation — I hesitated.
04/28/15 10:57pm

Guest Column by Dillon Weber and Aidan McConnell | Seeking engagement not divisiveness

We hoped that SOUL’s aim would be to contribute to an expansion of intellectual diversity and meaningful exchange regarding issues of race and power structures on campus and in the world around us. With the benefit of hindsight, however, we can unfortunately observe that this hope has been dashed.