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Guest Columns

10/13/19 11:28pm
A successful campus and democracy rely on healthy public debate. As a community, we must ensure that our discourse is grounded in challenging the perspectives of others and our own rather than cheaply personal shots. 
10/08/19 6:39pm
The notion that the only way legacy students can contribute to the “prestige” of a university implies that FGLI students can not. 
09/29/19 8:08pm
Our University will never proactively address the climate crisis of its accord. And so it is time that that we — Penn students — show the University that it must change its habits and its investments whether it wants to or not. 
09/22/19 6:22pm
Penn remains steadfastly committed to your health and wellness. I am personally overseeing the transition at CAPS.
09/18/19 9:35pm
When someone is in crisis, the most important thing you can ask is, "How can I help you?"
09/08/19 5:42pm
We give to The Penn Fund because Penn changed all of our lives.
08/29/19 8:10pm
This isn’t a radical idea, but a necessary demand — for nations and institutions that made their fortunes and secured their futures on the backs of the enslaved — to be held accountable.
08/26/19 12:41pm
As we embark on a new academic year, I encourage you to seize the enormous array of opportunities at Penn to get out there, to connect with others, and to engage every day.  
08/22/19 5:49pm
Reisman’s logic, although echoing commonly circulated complaints, does not fully delve into the reasons the writing seminar exists in its current form.
08/08/19 10:26am
We can do our part by showing up and protesting against construction projects that may threaten to encroach on Chinatown in the future. More than ever, it is urgent that we protect what is left. 
07/26/19 10:14pm
Penn must decide where its value lies: in the safety and well-being of the minorities that it proudly touts, or the pockets of those supporting Wax’s problematic discourse. 
07/21/19 11:58am
Penn students, staff, and faculty can better inform the City’s approach to the future of the PES site. I would like to represent Penn’s multitudes by facilitating the Penn community’s potential contributions to the advisory group’s mission. 
07/04/19 11:52am
While Penn’s recent efforts to expand financial aid and support to first-generation low-income students are commendable, they are insufficient. Improving access to education needs to be a foremost priority for institutions that have the resources to do so. 
05/16/19 12:00pm
In just a few days, the class of 2019 is going to graduate. But many individuals, like me, will walk across the stage without any parents present at the ceremony, thanks to President Trump. 
05/12/19 12:01pm
Before landing in America, I thought I would be able to quickly form friendships at Penn, just like I did back in my university, and have a memorable, if not a little hectic, few months before flying back to normalcy. I just didn’t count on Penn being too busy for me.
05/11/19 12:04pm
An independent bookstore like the Penn Book Center is central to the preservation and continuation of culture. Its book-stocking decisions are local and responsive, not centralized or top-down like those of a corporate chain. 
05/11/19 11:41am
The independent Penn Book Center has always been and still remains stocked with both books and booksellers possessing the potential to surprise a reader.
04/24/19 7:40pm
If they allow the PBC to close down in the next month, this would send a pointed message to undergraduates across countless departments that our academic passions must take a backseat to profit.
04/18/19 2:58pm
We invited Candace Owens because of the hope and strength she represents for individuals who suffer social ostracisation because of different political beliefs. She is willing to “fall on a sword a thousand times” for her communities, her causes, and the truth.
04/17/19 10:50am
 If we truly want to make any strides toward resolving the policy issues we care about — and I think we do — we cannot continue to enable these provocative distractions from genuine discourse.