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Guest Columns

11/18/18 8:43pm
You do not need the "right words." You just need to listen with open arms, and an open heart. Love will do the rest.
11/18/18 8:01pm
Penn’s billion-dollar endowment continues to reap returns from investments in the fossil fuel industry, and is thus funding a primary driver of climate change — no questions asked. 
11/06/18 7:26pm
If we abolish the Second, that puts every other Amendment on the chopping block.
10/30/18 11:15pm
If Penn’s competitive atmosphere and mental health issues were perpetuated solely by academics, your advice — to stop comparing ourselves to others — would be sound, if simple.
10/27/18 6:05pm
When deans, department chairs, and peers of the accused are given the power to investigate sexual misconduct, allegations are often swept under the rug.
10/25/18 9:30pm
Why do Asian communities with diverse political opinions and genuine concerns vote at such low rates?
10/21/18 11:21pm
The unforgiving definition of hazing (wherein almost any pledging activity could fall under the umbrella policy) has left students uninterested in amending their group practices in order to meet a seemingly impossible university standard.
10/10/18 12:52am
The survivor’s fears of not being believed or, worse, being blamed for the trauma they endured are overwhelmingly common and overwhelmingly devastating feelings experienced after sexual assault. 
09/26/18 8:37pm
By taking away the things that are good about Greek life, the school will create a truly broken and toxic system.
09/23/18 9:02pm
Not only is it our right, but it is our duty to be civically engaged.
09/19/18 12:50am
The time is long overdue for Penn to divest from coal and tar sands companies.
09/12/18 10:29pm
There are many organizations on campus that could have completely open membership if they changed their mindsets.
09/12/18 10:28pm
With numerous exclusive clubs on campus, the majority of applicants are rejected from their desired organization.
09/12/18 12:06am
If some of us graduate with a commitment to humanistic values and a respect for other cultures, it is despite Penn’s ethos, not because of it.
08/28/18 8:00am
It’s good to have you back and to welcome you to another exciting year at Penn!
08/23/18 9:56pm
It is our responsibility to help mitigate the cycle of poverty in West Philadelphia by being invested community members.
08/23/18 2:08pm
Please remember that reaching out to CAPS — for yourself or a friend — is a sign of strength!
08/20/18 4:42pm
Like many Penn students, Musk is hyper-competitive and accustomed to winning. When faced with a loss, we tend to impulsively take matters into our own hands in an attempt to recover, just as Musk did with his most recent Twitter escapade. 
07/20/18 10:04am
They remember the way in which the epidemic coincided with the emergence of gayborhoods in cities like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, leading the media to perpetuate the misconception that HIV/AIDS was a “gay disease.” They remember friends who spent months and years hospitalized, without a single visit from relatives who abandoned them. They remember checking the obituary section of local and national newspapers quite regularly.
04/24/18 10:57pm
I’m angry that I don’t get to feel safe walking down my own campus, that, in that moment, I had to worry if I would get home safely.