It can be upsetting to realize that I’m now in charge of looking out for myself, but it’s also refreshing to avoid the constant fights we’d get in when I lived at home.
It is our responsibility to help mitigate the cycle of poverty in West Philadelphia by being invested community members.
Sleep deprivation is highly unhealthy, mentally and physically, and should not be the norm. But closing Huntsman early fails to address the reasons students so often need to work later than 2 a.m. in the first place.
VERONICA FENTON is a College sophomore from Penn Valley, Pa.
Please remember that reaching out to CAPS — for yourself or a friend — is a sign of strength!
Although college, particularly at the beginning, can be lonely and overwhelming, it also lends you the opportunity to embrace your identity.
Through some combination of hard work and sheer luck — and it always is a combination, one way or another — you are in a position that only a tiny fraction of the people in the world will ever enjoy.
"Crazy Rich Asians" hitting No. 1 at the box office means one thing, loud and clear: There is a space for our stories, and people want to hear them.
KRISTEN YEH is a College sophomore from West Covina, Calif.
SARAH KHAN is a College sophomore from Lynn Haven, Fla.
Like many Penn students, Musk is hyper-competitive and accustomed to winning. When faced with a loss, we tend to impulsively take matters into our own hands in an attempt to recover, just as Musk did with his most recent Twitter escapade.
Finding our place at Penn doesn’t have to involve forcing ourselves to prioritize external accomplishments over internal fulfillment.
Fumbling through a summer fling, where I am the first to admit that I had no idea what I was doing, proved to me that relying on someone else to explain my actions led me no closer to self-realization than my (unsuccessful) attempts at Penn.
In some of the places I visited, I felt marginalized as a tourist. People unapologetically walked into my photos, some locals stared when I dined in restaurants, and I was the victim of angry glares when I accidentally bumped into people. And while I considered myself an American tourist, I felt I was lumped into the unspoken “international Asian tourist” group — at one point, I was handed an unsolicited Chinese flyer when neither my family nor I know a word of Mandarin.
We can make the choice to remain politically unaware. At the end of the day, that only serves to emphasize our privilege. People think they can afford to be incognizant of worldly matters if those matters don’t pertain to them directly, but to do that is the ultimate act of selfishness.
KRISTEN YEH is a College freshman from West Covina, Calif. Her email address is email@example.com.
They remember the way in which the epidemic coincided with the emergence of gayborhoods in cities like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, leading the media to perpetuate the misconception that HIV/AIDS was a “gay disease.” They remember friends who spent months and years hospitalized, without a single visit from relatives who abandoned them. They remember checking the obituary section of local and national newspapers quite regularly.
I shouldn’t have to come up with creative ways to word “camp counselor” in order to sound more accomplished on my resume — a resume that proudly boasts working with kids at a job that is demanding and satisfying should be enough. This philosophy applies to many situations, and I think we as students need to stop focusing so narrowly on creating resumes hopped up on steroids.
Even though my bout with burnout only lasted around two and a half weeks, it was definitely one of the more unpleasant aspects of my college experience thus far.
Because the professor/student relationship can be so easily taken advantage of, universities have a responsibility to their students to take allegations of misconduct seriously, and when appropriate, respond to such allegations in a way that places the needs of the student body first.