The Daily Pennsylvanian is a student-run nonprofit.

Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on our site.

Opinion-Columns

10/30/13 5:06pm

Arielle Pardes | Happy whore-o-ween

The outfit you wear does not prescribe your actions for Halloween night — and maybe we should stop calling them “slutty” costumes altogether.
10/28/13 8:43pm
Most of us were probably standouts in our high school, and now the tables have turned. Or at least, aren’t oriented so much in our favor. But when you’re at or near the top all the time, how much more can you grow?
10/28/13 8:42pm
Why have we been so slow to reboot our computing and give hard drives the boot?
10/27/13 10:51pm
I estimate that we exchange names and handshakes with someone once a day, but would venture to say that few, if any, of these people ever hear from us again.
10/27/13 6:49pm
Slipping into the mainstream usually means leaving our more cherished ambitions behind.
10/27/13 6:33pm
Many would consider it a travesty of justice to pay someone $5.00 per hour, but it’s fine for Penn students to work 12-hour days at an internship for $0.00 an hour.
10/27/13 4:39pm
There’s more of a symbiotic relationship between the highs and lows of temperament than most people recognize. It’s not so much a dichotomy as a continuum.
10/23/13 8:18pm
Penn Course Review is an ingenious idea with value, but we should still be wary of using it as our primary decision-making tool.
10/23/13 6:53pm

Arielle Pardes | Have your cake and eat it, too

While non-monogamy isn’t a cure-all for relationships that don’t feel salubrious to begin with, it can relieve the smothering sense of FOMO from college relationships.
10/22/13 11:22pm
Shouldn’t the point of classes be to learn the material, not learn to skim?
10/21/13 10:03pm
Your professor is not fooled by your seeming interest in your nether regions.
10/21/13 8:23pm
When my power was finally reconnected, I found a few similarities between the government shutdown and my earlier predicament.
10/20/13 7:33pm
I’m smart, but I still like to read mindless things every once in a while.
10/20/13 3:46pm
For some reason, we are conditioned to praise those who argue that an issue is too complex to take a position.
10/17/13 9:32pm
Wharton alums have set several world records during my time here. In addition to the Forbes’ net-worth list, our alums also top the list of largest frauds.
10/16/13 10:27pm
Before, I preferred to go down the route of not acknowledging death.
10/15/13 6:58pm
I never identified myself as a southerner — just someone who lived in the South.
10/15/13 5:57pm
Gangsta rap has evolved into a social culture that glamorizes violence and is now a dominant form of hip-hop.
10/14/13 7:28pm
Lately, I’ve come to think that one of the most valuable things you can give someone is your undivided attention.
10/13/13 9:33pm
There is only correlation between the study of music and the traits that lead to success.