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Opinion

05/19/20 3:21pm
Penn is still not perfect, but it’s filled with perfect places. 
05/17/20 10:16am
No one is morally impure for accepting Biden as the clearest way forward.  
05/16/20 8:24pm
Although Betsy DeVos does not require it of Penn to support survivors, Penn must require it of itself. 
05/15/20 8:14pm
Ever since Penn first announced there would be no in-person ceremonies this year, I have been thinking about what graduation means as a first-generation, low-income student, and what it means for my family. 
05/15/20 2:07pm
My graduation from Penn coincides with Eric Jacobs’ retirement from the DP after four decades as general manager. From the start of my time at Penn, I’ve known Eric to be the DP’s guiding light. 
05/14/20 4:04pm
By voting in the upcoming primary election, students at Penn will be able to make a difference in who represents our communities in Congress and the state legislature. One person, one vote is perpetually under threat and this year is no different, if not more than ever before.
05/13/20 2:54pm
Every human life has equal value, and it’s time for our healthcare system to recognize that.
05/13/20 2:49pm
I’m not a sports person, but I hear their advice is to “trust the process.”
05/12/20 6:50pm
Understand that saying “yes” is praxis. The truth is that not every “yes” is a good decision; not every door opened has treasure on the other side. But more often than you think, a good day at Penn starts by opening one unremarkable door and ends with a dozen more doors unlocked.
05/11/20 3:32pm
The problem with writing columns in the shower is that the water gets cold before you can end them. 
05/08/20 8:57pm
I’m writing to wish you luck in your finals but to also put everything in context for you as well.  As a Penn undergraduate student, I remember how stressful the finals period was and I’m imagining that in this virtual environment, this stress is likely amplified. 
05/08/20 6:51pm
Pinning responsibility on China is using them as a scapegoat, and the Trump administration cannot afford to live in the past when there are such pressing concerns in the present and the future.
05/08/20 1:24am
In this time, we graduate student-workers at Penn find ourselves wishing more than ever that we had a union to represent us in ongoing campus-wide conversations that affect all our futures.
05/07/20 3:10pm
For both students and faculty, being on campus means so much more than covering the content of facts and formulas.
05/06/20 3:01pm
By voting for Rick, you are supporting leadership vital in today’s pandemic and necessary for Philadelphia’s future. 
05/05/20 11:55pm
If students want to continue having the Penn administration hear their voices, they need to fill out Penn’s COVID-19 Pulse Survey.  
05/01/20 8:41pm
In light of Penn’s recent announcement that it would not accept 9.9 million dollars in CARE Act funds, it makes sense to wonder how those funds could have been allocated to help secure stability for vulnerable students. 
05/01/20 8:27pm
Yes, Americans ought to put pressure on well-established institutions and businesses to reject these funds. However, people should direct criticism to Congress and the Trump administration during this national crisis.
04/30/20 2:20pm
By using the PPA to proclaim itself a champion of sustainability, Penn is greenwashing the areas of its operations that are, and will continue to be, socially and environmentally harmful.
04/29/20 10:30pm
It’s okay to be scared and still make contingency plans. It’s okay to be frustrated with the ways in which Penn has often left us in the dark and it’s okay to be worried about the future.