Despite having the perfect answer in my head, I sometimes don’t share it, and if I do, it doesn’t always sound like I meant it to.
By giving standardized testing the weight it currently has, we end up heightening the barriers to higher education that many Black students already face.
Black Americans do not have the privilege to look at the American flag as a representation of freedom.
Help them understand the underlying issues and get involved. Respond to their posts to engage in meaningful conversations.
As a primarily white institution where Black students, faculty, and staff have faced racism from other students and the institution itself, Penn owes its Black community members more.
As non-black people of color, Asian Americans do not share the trauma of the black community and cannot dismiss their pain.
While social media feeds have been bombarded with tweets and Instagram stories in solidarity with the Black community, these efforts are not enough.
If I were to write an opinion article without providing links to articles written by Black authors about the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent protests, I would be failing at my attempt to recognize my white privilege.
As privileged people, we must stop expecting oppressed groups to educate us, to accommodate us, or to be civil toward us.
While progress has been made to give protection to workers, the Office is now in need of its own protection.
Remember the lives of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd when you vote in the upcoming election.
I wish others would understand the challenges student reporters experience — both emotional and practical. We shoulder the heaviness of listening to, thinking about, and accurately depicting sensitive issues.
No matter what Penn announces, it will be a surprise and a far cry from the normal semesters of the past.
Technology and surveillance methods are ingrained in the problem of social disparities.
Sectioning off a regular portion of time to center yourself is imperative to balancing a healthy outlook in your world.
What I have found myself missing above all is community. Penn gave me many communities, and I deeply treasured the connection and support I found in them.
Regardless of which approach the University chooses for the fall semester, it must guarantee on-campus housing for low-income and other vulnerable students.
It’s key to keep an open mind and listen carefully, even if it's virtually, to what everyone around you is experiencing.
Registering for a mail-in ballot protects you from unnecessary risk of contracting COVID-19.
From undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoc’s to professors- everyone that juggled taking care of their family and fulfilling their strong commitment to Penn became a superhero in their own right.