Columnists Vinay Khosla and Taja Mazaj argue Penn’s conception of civic engagement is intentionally disingenuous, and students must respond in kind with disruptive activism.
Guest columnist Bridget McGeehan opens up about her abortion experience in an effort to foster important dialogue in the post-Roe era.
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi examines the consequences for first years and the overall effectiveness of the Coalition to Save the UC Townhomes protest at the Class of 2026 Convocation.
Columnist Keshav Ramesh argues that race-based affirmative action needs to be replaced with a system that instead takes socioeconomic status into account to truly guarantee racial and ethnic diversity.
Columnist Caroline Magdolen contemplates what is lost when students spend class time on electronic devices.
The Netter Center Student Advisory Board encourages students to step off campus and take advantage of transformative civic engagement opportunities.
Penn President Liz Magill welcomes students and community members to the 2022-2023 school year.
Columnist Sam Zou argues that colleges create sealed-off campuses in an effort to preserve safety, student academic performance, and inequality in educational resources.
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi argues that choosing not to engage in politics on campus because of the echo-chamber misconception will only stifle your experience and make those fears a reality.
Columnist Caroline Magdolen highlights the struggles that aided Penn students endure to fund their education, and what University administration can do in response.
Guest columnist Abdulrahman Bindamnan reflects on how education in Philadelphia and at Penn is made richer by the city’s variety and innovation.
Columnist Ria Ellendula argues that wealth taxation reflects the values of American democracy and discusses why students should urge their politicians to support Biden’s Billionaire Minimum Income Tax proposal.
Columnist Sam Zou argues that higher educational institutions lie or bend the rules on reporting data to college rankings to increase their place, and they must be held accountable legally.
Guest Columnist Alex Keswani discusses the cultural and political implications of Heartstopper’s global popularity.
Columnist Keshav Ramesh argues that increased policing in schools has done little to nothing to stop mass shootings, and that the police are doing more harm than good when it comes to school safety.
Columnist Eve Rosenblum discusses how phones are damaging conversation, preventing vulnerability, and increasing our isolation and anxiety in turn.
Columnist Sarah Ming discusses the necessity of consumer awareness in the marketplace.
Columnist Ace Dahyeon Choi addresses the changes in tuition costs and other fees in college education, which often exceed the average American’s ability to pay for one.
Columnist Sangeet Anand argues for the addition of an environmental course requirement to Penn’s current curriculum to amplify student engagement and awareness in sustainability and environmental issues.
Guest columnist Sean Deresh argues that the decision by the Supreme Court in West Virginia v. EPA will not completely hinder the transition to clean energy generation, transmission, and consumption.