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Opinion-Columns

01/29/10 4:57am

Scientifically Blonde | Valuing performance over personality

Personality tests don’t have a place in medical school admissions, and they definitely won’t override a bad MCAT score.
01/29/10 4:51am

Rea-lity check | A need for open discussion

Hopefully we can make sexual violence awareness more discussion based and bring more of the campus into the dialogue.
01/28/10 5:07am

A Dennie For Your Thoughts | A new view on academic life

The Student Committee on Undergraduate Education’s 2010 White Paper on Undergraduate Education is one of the most important documents to come out of student government.
01/28/10 5:01am

Penn vs Sword | Signing off on a change

The Undergraduate Assembly unanimously passed a resolution urging Wharton to count American Sign Language courses toward the foreign-language requirement. Wharton should listen.
01/27/10 5:20am

Political Penndit | The Declaration of Wikindependence

Making young adults pay for content we are used to receiving for free will only further alienate us from newspapers. And the New York Times will not be able to survive if our generation does not replace its older readers.
01/27/10 5:16am

Say Anything | Is the president too cool?

At Penn, it feels like much of the student body is still infatuated with our audaciously hopeful president. Have we stopped questioning him because we like him too much?
01/26/10 5:38am

Bieler's Day Off | From collaboration, celebration

Groups should work together to make better use of Penn’s many lesser-known funding sources.
01/26/10 5:34am

In Case You Missed Me | Streamlining information

It doesn’t make sense to ask students to manage an additional e-mail account when they take a class outside of their home school.
01/25/10 6:19am

That's What Schwenk Said | Minor changes, major problems

While the international development minor will be a welcome addition at Penn, similar majors shouldn’t be replacing traditional programs at Cash-Strapped State U.
01/25/10 6:13am

Wright-ing on the Wall | An end to ‘what if’

As we seniors enter our final inning of late-night exam cramming and paper writing as undergraduates, now is also the time to take an account of all the other things that we’ve left undone.
01/22/10 6:39am

Russell-ing the Leaves | Redefining activism for today

Activism ought to turn you on.
01/22/10 6:36am

Rea-lity Check | Not worth the salt

New York is already way ahead of Philadelphia and the rest of the country on this public-health concern. Considering Philly's rep, it's time to step up on innovation in public health.
01/21/10 5:28am

A Dennie For Your Thoughts | Adjustment without the anxiety

A pass/fail semester would allow students to acclimate themselves to Penn without the carnage such acclimations leave on your transcript.
01/21/10 5:25am

Penn vs Sword | Drunk on bureaucracy

Our state’s alcohol laws need to catch up with the rest of society — and finally enter the 21st century.
01/20/10 6:40am

Political Penndit | Rock the (noncitizen) vote

Governments shouldn’t prohibit legal, resident noncitizens from voting in the communities in which they, too, have a stake
01/20/10 6:32am

Ash Wednesday | Going up in smoke unfairly

The smokestack behind 30th Street Station was an architectural treasure that should not have been demolished.
01/19/10 4:45am

Roberts Rules | Making the grade, without the stress

We need some sort of notification system — via e-mail or text-message — that alerts students when a final grade has been posted on Penn InTouch.
01/19/10 4:39am

In Case You Missed Me | Let’s fly away (for less)

Airlines need to encourage college students to fly more often and more easily by offering discounts.
01/15/10 5:18am

Scientifically Blonde | Trimming the fat from study breaks

Long before that junk food has any effect on your BMI, it can take a serious toll on your GPA.
01/15/10 5:15am

Rea-lity Check | Sit back and relax

Using stress to get more done is effective, but more often than not it just makes life unpleasantly overwhelming.