Columnist Franklin Li believes that we should not be overly critical of Benjamin Franklin for not always acting in accordance with present-day moral standards.
Columnist Jack Lakis argues that all undergraduates should do their part to encourage transparency in admissions.
Columnist Mia Vesely urges people to focus less on sensationalized looting and more on political action and its impact.
Columnist Cathy Li examines what it means to study the liberal arts at institutions that prioritize immediate return on investment.
Columnist Julu Nwaezeapu illuminates how white-collar crime violently impacts economically-marginalized communities and warns Penn students to beware of their proximity to corporate greed.
Guest columnist Daniel Gurevitch discusses the importance of finding hope during today’s situation in Israel and Gaza, emphasizing the importance of trusted collaboration and the interdependence of people.
Columnist Lexi Boccuzzi calls upon non-Jewish students to become more vocal critics of instances of antisemitism disguised as activism.
Former columnist David Koff shares a story from his undergraduate experience in the 1990s, when a controversial speaker accused of antisemitism was allowed to speak on Penn’s campus.
Guest Columnists Vincent Kelley and George Borg argue that Penn's COVID-19 vaccine mandates created an environment of fear and coercion on campus.
Columnist Allison Santa-Cruz asserts that social media, while potentially a platform for discussing global issues, often fosters dehumanization, polarization, and misinformation. She advocates instead for more meaningful face-to-face interactions and a balanced approach to activism.
Guest Columnist Sydney Freedman recounts her experience as a Jewish student at the Walkout for Palestine to add perspective on how a demonstration of solidarity and support turned into a breeding ground for hate.
Members of the Penn community share out their thoughts and perspectives on the ongoing violence between Israel and Hamas, Penn's response to the conflict, and its impact on campus life and discourse.
Guest Columnist Steven Weitzman, offering his perspective as a professor of Jewish Studies, calls on the Penn community to address long term institutional weaknesses in light of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Columnist Sose Hovannisian describes the process of petitioning for a new language course with a persuadable and willing Penn.
Guest Columnist Faresi Alfaresi asserts that while Magill’s statement emphasizes much-needed and long-overdue solidarity with the Jewish community, the Arab and Muslim communities continue to suffer in the shadow the University has always cast onto them.
Columnist Jack Lakis explores the implications of how a small number of high schools dominate American educational opportunities.
Guest columnist and Chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees Scott Bok responds to the recent letter from Marc Rowan, calling on the Penn community to work together and move forward in difficult times.
Columnist Zara Tena explores the need for elderly leaders to step down, and allow a new generation of politicians to step in.
Guest Columnist Eyal Yakoby calls on Penn to speak up and reject antisemitism in the wake of recent attacks from Hamas on Israel, redeeming itself following the Palestine Writes Literature Festival.
Columnist Akiva Berkowitz addresses the recent terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israel, explains why we all should rally behind Israel, and considers how students can try to make a difference.