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Opinion

07/22/20 2:47pm
Don’t take a gap year out of fear or discomfort with the chaotic state of the world. It’s our new normal and will continue to be in the foreseeable future. 
07/21/20 12:00pm
Since incoming college first years are at a key transition stage of their lives, they should highly consider taking a gap semester given their inability to receive a complete college experience under present circumstances.
07/20/20 3:51pm
Currently, Penn students mostly rely on Penn Course Review and word of mouth to make decisions on which classes to take. 
07/20/20 11:22am
Microaggressions are uncomfortable, harmful, and demeaning for students because they ultimately influence a student’s perception of their ability to excel, feel comfortable and be accepted within the Penn community. 
07/19/20 9:41pm
Dr. Lorna Breen’s passing reignited a conversation surrounding well-being among physicians, but struggles with mental health often begin more than a decade before medicine itself.
07/17/20 10:44pm
Poverty is a problem in Philadelphia. Here, one in four residents live below the poverty line, but this reality is not apparent every day on Locust Walk.
07/17/20 9:43am
The crisis in Yemen, already the poorest country in the North African and Middle East regions, can be traced back to 2011.
07/16/20 5:09pm
We will be printing the DP this semester, with 34th Street Magazine as an insert, once a week on Thursdays. 
07/16/20 9:26am
Online learning comes with side effects, as does every classroom.
07/16/20 9:25am
Healthcare work can be all-encompassing, especially in this environment, and we must hold ourselves accountable to the standards of our profession.
07/15/20 2:33pm
Based on the idea that we are all responsible enough to look out for each other, the Student Campus Compact places the onus on us to make the safest choices.
07/14/20 10:10am
Standard grading is designed for normal times, and these are not normal times.
07/12/20 5:32pm
With over 1,500 international undergraduates enrolled, Penn should make Go Local available. This is feasible, given that Penn Abroad has over 50 exchange partners in 17 countries.
07/10/20 10:09am
It’s important that we discuss the reality of eating disorders during quarantine, along with specific, concrete approaches to best support our loved ones. Here are seven tips.
07/09/20 10:48am
Penn needs to be clear about which criteria it will use to reassess the viability of its hybrid model leading up to and beyond the start of fall semester. 
07/09/20 10:47am
While Ivy League universities boast their students as the nation's most accomplished, public universities are actually accomplishing much more in terms of achieving equity. 
07/08/20 7:16pm
When the University does not pay for the services and environment that make its work possible, other Philadelphians are left to make up the difference — or, city schools and other institutions simply go without.
07/08/20 1:05pm
ALICE ZHAO is a rising junior in the college majoring in PPE and minoring in Art History from Beijing, China.
07/07/20 1:33pm
Harvard graduate Claira Janover's viral Tik Tok featuring imagery attached to inflicting brutal harm is not acceptable.
07/06/20 1:29pm
In recent months, Joe Biden responded to the dual tragedies of coronavirus and police killings with resolve, but we must put pressure on our future president to support his words with concrete actions.