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Opinion-Columns

10/20/11 12:46am
I expect my personal heroes to be perfect — to be the people whom I have meticulously imagined them to be. But remembering David Sedaris’ humanity made meeting him more rewarding.
10/19/11 12:31am
Most Penn students live in a different reality from those at the heart of the Occupy Wall Street protests. In order to fairly assess the movement, we have to step into this other reality.
10/18/11 12:22am
We can and should build a stronger community — athletics and beyond — at Penn. And it starts with the Line.
10/18/11 12:10am
The problem with Penn professors’ Occupy Wall Street solidarity statement is that it takes what happened in a few months in 2008 and uses it to explain the entire financial crisis.
10/17/11 12:09am
Where is the line between homage and plagiarism drawn? When does a clever tribute by Beyoncé overstep its legality?
10/16/11 11:46pm
Penn professors’ recent solidarity statement concerning the Occupy Wall Street movement misguides the aim of the protests.
10/13/11 9:21pm
Penn parents — prospective and present — should facilitate, not dictate, the career paths of their children.
10/13/11 9:18pm
Even though it was easy to become annoyed by the freshman candidates, there is something we can learn from them.
10/13/11 12:44am
We don’t tell applicants to dual-degree programs that no matter how talented or driven a student may be, doing two things instead of one has a substantial opportunity cost.
10/13/11 12:37am
A ban on obese women receiving fertility treatment seems medically justified and rational.
10/11/11 11:41pm
This is the story of how Steve Jobs saved professional journalism from extinction and me from myself. (Or at least paved these roads.)
10/06/11 12:55am
Those in positions of power and influence should treat their medical decisions just as they treat their words in the public sphere: very, very carefully. People are watching.
10/06/11 12:47am
Talking about cancer in the context of science is easy. Talking about cancer in the context of life is something different altogether.
10/05/11 12:34am
We must find a way to bring the national average SAT scores closer to those of Penn students.
10/05/11 12:26am
What does Arianna Huffington, number 31, being divorced and having two children have to do with her selling The Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million earlier this year?
10/03/11 7:52pm
Thirty years ago, innovation in residential life was possible on Penn’s campus. Next week, it will be possible once again.
10/03/11 7:51pm
A recent sex survey by 34th Street magazine left me unsatisfied. I find this kind of exploitation of sex on a campus as lauded for its intellectualism as Penn rather surprising and, frankly, disgusting.
10/02/11 11:46pm
Pennsylvania needs to reform how it spends gambling-related revenue.
10/02/11 11:37pm
Is the definition of ‘femininity’ becoming just as misunderstood as ‘feminism’?
09/30/11 12:48am
If Penn is to continue on “making history,” more women should be sought after for elected student government positions. There has been no female class board president in at least a decade and counting.