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Guest Columns

04/07/14 5:35pm

Guest column by Sam Janney | Syringe exchange saves lives

An IDU will inject drugs an average of 1,000 times per year. That is 1,000 opportunities to contract HIV or HCV.  
04/06/14 6:35pm

Guest column by Chelsea Keeler | Affirmative action today

Here’s the catch. Intelligence isn’t the biggest predictor of test scores — it’s socioeconomic status. Critics of affirmative action base their arguments on a completely faulty standard.
04/02/14 6:22pm

Guest column by Devan Spear | Making justice fashionable

I, like many Penn students, own clothing produced by VF Corporation. Every backpack I’ve owned since middle school has been a JanSport, and I love a warm North Face jacket as much as anyone else. As consumers of VF apparel and as Penn students, we are in a unique position to stop VF from getting away with this injustice.
03/27/14 8:49pm

Guest column by Jeremiah Keenan | Majoring in Wikipedia at the University of Google

As far as incentives are concerned, your teacher is a research scientist who works as a part-time proctor.
03/25/14 7:38pm

Guest column by Xavier Flory | Could the real Gabe Delaney please stand up?

Delaney enjoys the process of politics and admires the rhetoric of the greatest presidents of the past, but even a short conversation with him shows that he is informed and cares about the issues facing the Penn community.
03/24/14 5:36pm

Guest column by Ariel Koren and Jesus Perez

Penn needs a student body president who is equipped to work tirelessly to solve the aforementioned problems, and UA presidential candidate Joyce Kim has the track record, the vision, the relationships and the commitment that it takes.
03/16/14 5:58pm

Guest column by Donald Joseph | More than just wins

Jerome Allen's primary goal - like the goal of the legendary coach he played for, Fran Dunphy - is to produce, as much as he can, fine young men. 
03/05/14 7:48pm

Guest column by Allyson Zucker

We think that by taking our problems lightly-by turning our insecurities into just another competitive game, we can minimize whatever is really going on.
03/03/14 6:31pm

Guest Column by Braden Amundsen, Imran Cronk, William Dossett, Robert Lundquist, and Jordan Rodnizki | A call to the Class of 2016

As a student body and administration, we are letting other things hold our attention, topics of lesser importance. We’re silencing this issue, letting the very real threat of sexual violence on this campus slip back under the radar.
02/11/14 7:00pm

Guest Column by Rob Gurnee and the Christian Association Student Board | A third way

The Penn community needs different expressions of Christianity and the DP needs to do its part in understanding the richness of the faith landscape at Penn when writing on the subject.
02/09/14 4:35pm

Guest Column by Micah Sandusky, Jeremiah Keenan, Hannah Victor and Faith Concepcion | An Anchored Hope

Like Ravi, we need rationally grounded answers to maintain hope through the ups and downs of life.