High demand for these courses — from CIS majors, CIS minors, and students taking CIS courses as electives — has left Penn students struggling to satisfy major and minor requirements because they are stuck on long waitlists for mandatory courses.
VERONICA FENTON is a College sophomore from Penn Valley, Pa. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
While Penn is undoubtedly patting itself on the back for not getting wrapped up in the current college admissions scandal, it still has a long way to go to ensure that its affirmative action policy benefits its students.
The idea of running an election can seem daunting — having to gather names on a petition, setting up a social media campaign, not to mention going out and getting votes — but I would encourage you to take the leap if you are even remotely thinking about doing so.
We all know life isn’t fair, and nobody has ever claimed the college admission process is just.
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KRISTEN YEH is a College sophomore from West Covina, Calif.
When Penn honors a man who has broken federal law, it lowers the bar for the University, and sets a bad precedent for current students.
The insecurity I feel about my body is mine, meaning learning to be comfortable with my appearance is an internal journey. And yes, it is immensely discouraging to be bombarded with images of models who seem so picture-perfect.
The college admissions process might always have broken aspects, but one doable reform is to make time for fact-checking.
When I came to Penn, I saw explicitly inclusive congregations and met accepting faith leaders for the first time, and it made me genuinely optimistic for the future of the Christian church. But there is a massive amount of progress that needs to be made — and recently, some of that progress has been reversed.
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Women candidates are already fighting this uphill battle in ways that male candidates are not.
It is crucial that we pay close attention to how the University responds to this scandal, particularly at a time when the admissions process is under nationwide scrutiny.
Traveling can have a lot of benefits and encourage people to immerse themselves in exciting settings and engage with vibrant cultures. But there is a difference between being appreciative of cultures and being ignorant of the harmful effects of your presence.
Especially for the introverted, Penn’s emphasis on late-night shenanigans can serve as a major stressor.
Penn needs more students of color to join not only the Tutoring Project, but any type of community service that focuses on helping Philadelphia’s children and other indigent residents.
Admitting that we feel alone can be scary, but we absolutely have to.
The abuse of this drug by students who simply want to cram for their upcoming midterm or pump out a paper at four in the morning is what I take issue with.
Reclassifying economics as a STEM major would affirm Penn’s commitment to such a prominent portion of its student body, and their futures after completing their undergraduate degrees.