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Opinion-Columns

12/04/12 2:02am
As you meander through checkout lines everyday, just consider what you’re buying and whom you’re supporting.
12/03/12 1:41am
I cannot say that my role as an elected representative on campus has been best used to advocate for students. Many campus issues that I encountered as a Quaker have not been addressed by the UA.
12/03/12 12:46am
A focus on socioeconomic status without looking at race wouldn’t address the problems affirmative action seeks to remedy.
12/03/12 12:33am
I have a couple of proposals about how the Republican Party stance needs to change before 2016.
11/30/12 1:40am
Here’s what I have to say to the 18-year-old future Dr. Robert Hsu.
11/30/12 1:37am
Time after time, I’ve noticed that the individuals who end up advocating for students are ordinary members of the Penn community with an extraordinary story to tell.
11/29/12 1:21am
The root of the problem in Senate is not the existence of the filibuster. It’s a refusal to listen to the sense of the meeting.
11/28/12 1:16am
Send one letter every month — to your grandmother or your best friend from high school who used to wish you Merry Christmas with a handmade card. Collect your letters, your responses, the envelopes and stamps. This project will bolster the postal system while brightening someone’s day.
11/28/12 1:16am
Everyone wants to be associated with success. When they invest in something that blossoms, they take a share of it.
11/27/12 12:51am
There will always be some who spin stories to ask for money, but there are 4,000 Philadelphians who are homeless tonight. Many of these people are veterans or victims of the recession; some suffer from addiction or mental illness.
11/26/12 1:29am
So here’s a toast to all the people, places, institutions and cultures that have contributed to my metamorphosis over the last four years.
11/26/12 1:29am
It’s time the United States reviews its position on the war against drugs in Latin America.
11/20/12 1:38am
Penn isn’t the only one of its peers that doesn’t require senior theses. But schools that have made it a requirement view it as a cornerstone of the undergraduate educational experience.
11/20/12 1:36am
Here’s a simple rule that would allow professors to keep lecturing and syllabi to continue without disrupting anyone: no exams, quizzes or papers should be due the first class back after a break.
11/19/12 1:42am
Penn could do more to help its neediest students. As inequality continues to rise, Penn should lead the way to help equalize opportunities for students across all socioeconomic backgrounds.
11/19/12 1:40am
Penn could do more to help its neediest students. As inequality continues to rise, Penn should lead the way to help equalize opportunities for students across all socioeconomic backgrounds.
11/19/12 1:33am
Rhythmic Damage, the annual breaking — or break dancing — event has gained a following beyond Penn.
11/16/12 12:59am
It can be difficult to come down from the “high” of freshman year into the reality of sophomore year.
11/16/12 12:55am
Yes, college is stressful. The constant demands and expectations can take a toll on how we treat one another, but that doesn’t excuse us from being respectful.
11/15/12 12:04am
We’re programmed to respond to problematic or unusual situations. But once the Band-Aid has been applied, it’s back to business.