Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi explains why voting with partisan strategy rather than personal and community experience in mind can be harmful to representation.
Columnist Julu Nwaezeapu highlights why funding of partnership schools does not replace the financial support missing from public schools in the Philadelphia School District.
Columnist Keshav Ramesh argues that voting in this election is crucial for preventing an insurrectionist whose extremist right-wing beliefs would threaten the core of democracy in Pennsylvania.
Columnist Benjamin McAvoy-Bickford argues that the U.S. is hiding its multilingual nature through intentional actions that support English dominance.
Columnist Keyvan Farmanfarmaian argues that protecting free markets and the American Dream must entail a more passionate defense of large companies.
Columnist Alex Baxter argues that student groups deserve a legitimate voice on campus — not the sidelining the University presents them with.
Columnist Sangitha Aiyer argues that the field of Classics is Western-centric and must be re-examined.
Columnist Caroline Magdolen contemplates what it means to be happy and fulfilled as a college student
Columnist Vinay Khosla argues that parasocial relationships insulate public figures, such as celebrities and politicians from necessary criticism and that we must deconstruct this phenomenon.
Columnist Annie Bingle reflects on her first month at Penn, and her lessons learned along the way.
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz argues that the recent merger between CAPS and Student Health services not only exemplifies the barriers of accessing Penn’s mental health services but also demonstrates that Penn's financial investments are prioritized elsewhere.
Columnist C.H. Henry challenges the logistical future of Penn’s annual Spring Fling festival and explains how a return to the Quad is in its best interest.
Columnist Isabella Glassman contemplates how Penn’s decision to lease The Radian constructively displaces the current tenants while failing to build community.
Columnist Riane Lumer urges Penn to follow other universities’ footsteps and adopt a compostable program to mitigate climate change.
Columnist Fiona Miller discusses what the recent Undergraduate Assembly vote reveals about Penn Student Government.
Columnist Benjamin McAvoy-Bickford considers whether Penn has become overly dependent on unintuitive language to communicate meaning.
Columnist Alex Baxter reflects on how the U.K. and Penn have opportunities to confront the crimes which define their establishments.
Columnist Riane Lumer explores factors to look forward to given advancements in the pandemic, but also cautions a semi-return to normalcy.
Columnist Cathy Li argues that taking a Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies class could transform student thinking.
Columnist Sam Zou argues that college rankings rarely hold cheating institutions accountable and consider factors irrelevant to educational quality.