Penn, let sophomores live in Greek houses under the new housing policy.
When someone is in crisis, the most important thing you can ask is, "How can I help you?"
Basically, if you’re going to truly be woke, you can’t pick and choose which issues to care about based on which issues affect you, and you can’t just do it because everyone else is.
There needs to be greater consistency in TA grading across different recitation sections for the same course.
Penn needs to bring PVP back to campus
Penn’s decision to prioritize the reduction of labor costs over fostering positive student-staff relations not only contradicts its commitment to being a good neighbor by mistreating its workers from surrounding communities, but affirms societal concerns that higher education is a business in which academic institutions care more about their own financial well-being than about educating students or serving their respective communities.
VERONICA FENTON is a College sophomore from Penn Valley, Pa. Her email address is email@example.com.
Thriving @ Penn makes no significant impact towards any of its targets.
An avid "Grey’s Anatomy" fan, I’m reminded of something Dr. Meredith Grey told a young patient: “You don’t know this yet, but life isn’t supposed to be like this. It’s not supposed to be this hard.”
Seek out the help that is there for you.
By joking about dying or depression on a regular basis, it can make it much more difficult for a friend to know if you’re just kidding around and being dramatic or are genuinely giving them a cry for help.
We should understand how much of ourselves we can give to each other at different times.
While it may be intuitive, it is also easy to forget that helpers need help, too.
SARAH KHAN is a College sophomore from Lynn Haven, Fla.
Penn must reform the system that claims to prioritize equality, but in its current state fosters a culture that rewards donors.
Ultimately, growing up in America makes it impossible to ignore the inequities in the health care system for long.
Seeing our friends shake hands with employers that sign hefty checks can be discouraging in the small and competitive bubble that is Penn. But there is an entire world out there that celebrates creativity and divergence.
We give to The Penn Fund because Penn changed all of our lives.
The list of responsibilities that RAs are expected to take on is long and demanding, especially given the fact that they — like the residents they serve — are students.
The issue is that the systems at play at Penn do more to shuffle students around and ensure that their suffering does not create a public relations problem for the University than actually mitigate the suffering itself.