Opinion

02/04/19 2:37am
While the Super Bowl may be the only time some pay attention to these issues, police brutality and structural racism are not distant phenomena for many on and near Penn’s campus.
02/04/19 1:03am
I don’t claim to be an expert on LGBTQ healthcare, but the fact still stands that important aspects of our education as caretakers are being allowed to fall by the wayside.
02/03/19 11:09pm
But when I peeled back the layers of historical extravagance, I realized that while the Ivy League evokes less Harry Potter imagery than Cambridge or Oxford, the actual learning experience may be more worth the prestige than the English schools.
02/02/19 6:57pm
VERONICA FENTON is a College sophomore from Penn Valley, Pa. Her email address is fentonv@sas.upenn.edu.
02/02/19 6:38pm
If we fall into cycles of pushing yourself too far, burning out, and then treating yourself to copious amounts of whatever it is that makes you feel temporarily better about yourself, the cycle will never end. Temporary relief is all you’ll ever feel. 
01/31/19 3:00pm
While students don’t often see Gutmann on Locust Walk, aside from major capstone events in their Penn careers, she is clearly hard at work.
01/30/19 2:04am
At Penn, blocking out Jewish life altogether is nearly impossible, especially since about 17% of undergrads identify as Jewish, but I still managed to do it first semester. 
01/28/19 8:26pm
Penn has some flexibility in how it can implement the new regulations into University policy. In navigating the new guidelines, the administration must prioritize the rights of victims. 
01/28/19 1:20am
The habits we form here at Penn — the things we chose to expect of our friends, the organizations we decided to be a part of, the behavior we tolerate on our campus — will shape the moral compasses that guide us through our infinitely more complicated post-graduate lives.
01/28/19 1:16am
Men need to be encouraged to reveal the more vulnerable parts of themselves normally hidden by the steely outer layer of toxic masculinity.
01/28/19 1:06am
Many times, I’ve seen couples holding hands on Locust and thought about how perfect they must be together — that there was no danger there.
01/25/19 12:12am
I am surrounded every day by high-achieving students at what is often coined “the social Ivy,” which means that vulnerability isn’t high on anyone’s list of priorities, though almost everyone has to have struggled juggling social, personal, and academic expectations. 
01/23/19 5:26am
VERONICA FENTON is a College sophomore from Penn Valley, Pa. Her email address is fentonv@sas.upenn.edu.
01/23/19 5:19am
KRISTEN YEH is a College sophomore from West Covina, Calif.
01/23/19 4:57am
What we need to fight for is transparency. While Penn doesn’t even have a rubric for interpreting admissions files, other schools have clear guidelines along with original comments attached to their files. 
01/23/19 4:51am
We are all entitled to our own preferences, but we should do our best not to degrade the preferences of others, especially when it comes to food.
01/22/19 11:33pm
We ask that you engage, that you speak up, and that you let us know what is on your mind and how Penn can be improved. 
01/21/19 10:57pm
Menstrual products are a necessity. While it is encouraging that the UA recognizes that, Penn's administration has a responsibility to do so as well. 
01/20/19 7:00pm
Being comfortable at Penn often takes more time than just one semester, or just a few days of rush. 
01/17/19 2:16am
Gendered groups abound at Penn, and while it’s rare for anyone to take issue with that fact, maybe more of us should.