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Opinion-Columns

04/19/11 4:36am

The Gray Area | A faculty-initiated fix

When faculty members decide to get involved the University, they have the potential to make immediate changes for the better.
04/18/11 5:10am

Bank On It | Status update: How employers use Facebook

Obviously, you know that no employer wants to see pictures of you at a frat party. But you might be surprised about some other ways Facebook can be used is to judge a candidate.
04/18/11 4:57am

The Gold Standard | Avoiding Title IX trouble

Respect for women has lately been fleeting and in high-demand at peer institutions — which makes its ubiquity at Penn all the more impressive.
04/15/11 12:53am

Hassall-Free Fridays | A guide to better class selection

I have here some guidelines to ensure that all your future classes are more awesome and funsies than any of the duds you’ve probably been picking by yourself.
04/15/11 12:47am

Last Call | Party on, Quakers

If you need some ideas for what to do with the newspaper during Fling, I have a few suggestions.
04/14/11 4:28am

Scientifically Blonde | Spring Fling — a weekend of ecstasy

At times like Fling, at a place like college, it’s easy to see why students feel faced with a dilemma — to try or not to try ecstasy.
04/14/11 4:19am

Smart Alec | A Fling for the rest of us

I wish we had a culture tolerant of more than one way to enjoy Spring Fling.
04/13/11 4:55am

Say Anything | Ain’t nothin’ but a Fling thang

Dearest fellow Quakers, this concert is two hours long. If your best friend is sitting in another section, you’ll be okay.
04/13/11 4:48am

A Likely Story | ‘Good vibes. Great sandwiches’

My love for Potbelly comes from something bigger than food. Potbelly allows me to leave behind my overstated troubles and gain some perspective.
04/12/11 4:40am

The Gray Area | A PURManent endowment

It’s time to set priorities straight — the University needs to increase funding for the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program.
04/12/11 4:23am

Tattle-Taylor | Getting lost in translation

Penn's 6:1 student-teacher ratio is meaningless without more actual teaching in language classes.
04/11/11 5:22am

Combat Ray-tions | The trials and tribulations of vegetarianism

There are always difficulties making a transition from one form of diet to another. My one-week attempt at being a vegetarian was no exception.
04/11/11 5:05am

The Gold Standard | Drill, baby, drill

Natural gas is an alternative energy resource that deserves to be embraced, not deplored. We should drill in the Marcellus Shale.
04/08/11 4:59am

Duly Noted | Cracking up the glass ceiling of comedy

Today, comediennes wear the figurative pants. Rather than trying to play down their looks or smarts, they aren’t afraid to use them as assets.
04/08/11 4:50am

Last Call | A recommendation for Penn

Penn’s Career Services could do more to help students when it comes to collecting and distributing letters of recommendations for graduate school.
04/07/11 4:29am

Truth Be Told | Paradise misguided

Lawmakers are trying to reduce costs by penalizing people who engage in behaviors that raise health risks. But are such behaviors taxable?
04/06/11 5:29am

The Half of It | Broken by the curve

Curving systems render grading less about individual performance and more about the performance of others.
04/06/11 5:11am

A Likely Story | Choosing my religion

Whether you embrace or dismiss religion, be aware of why you are doing so.
04/05/11 8:06am

Joke issue: The Gray Area | My second drink

For my second-ever drink, I had a can of the sweetest ambrosia known to man — a brand of beer called Pabst Blue Ribbon.
04/04/11 5:23am

Bank on It | How the internet killed creativity

As college students, we are practically attached to our laptops. Unfortunately, we have become victims to our own technology.