Columnist Alfredo Praticò argues that the success of Penn’s multi-year, multi-million dollar investment into Lea Elementary hinges on Penn’s new president, Liz Magill.
Columnist Artur Vllahiu cites the work of German philosopher Martin Heidegger, arguing that COVID-19 is an inflection point in our understanding of existence and the lack thereof.
Columnist Tony Zhou argues that Penn should put a stronger emphasis on the recognition of the Lunar New Year to recognize the Asian community at Penn that currently celebrates it.
Columnists Isabella Glassman and Vinay Khosla discuss the importance of cross-class interactions from an upperclassmen and underclassmen’s perspective.
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that the costs of hookup culture greatly outweigh the benefits, and failing to recognize its faults could cost us our romantic futures.
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck advocates that we let go of the popular mantra “college is the best four years of your life” because it reinforces a counterproductive mindset
Columnist Vinay Khosla argues that weighty political issues ought to be made more digestible for the public, such as in the Netflix film "Don't Look Up."
Columnist Yomi Abdi explains how Amy Wax's recent racist remarks highlight the broader issue of racism in academia.
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck encourages students to openly talk about hazing in order to change the narrative and put an end to hazing on campus.
Columnist Caroline Magdolen demands that Penn students and administrators recognize that Penn’s current admission practices are not need-blind, and fight for a legal methodology for admissions and financial aid distribution.
Columnist Varun Saraswathula argues for the benefits of mindfulness practices and taking a step back from the stresses of everyday life.
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that college campuses are increasingly suppressing free speech, harming us and our education systems as a consequence.
Columnist Jesse Zhang discusses how the recently viral Wharton tweet reveals some of the shortcomings of Wharton's education system.
Columnist Kayla Cotter argues that Penn's early move-in protocols were poorly planned and led to chaos among the student body.
Opinion editor Asaad Manzar defines the mission of the DP's opinion section, and encourages members of the Penn community to engage with the DP.
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck encourages students to expand their perspectives by engaging in difficult conversations with people of different political beliefs.
Columnist Jesse Zhang discusses the importance of taking small steps to tackle larger issues in 2022.
Columnist Jaden Cloobeck discusses how and why we should archive our COVID-19 stories in the Penn Archives.
Columnist Alex Eapen discusses his positive interactions with departing UPenn President Amy Gutmann.
Columnist Caroline Magdolen discusses how the Omicron variant will affect our future.