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Opinion

02/02/19 1:57pm
VERONICA FENTON is a College sophomore from Penn Valley, Pa. Her email address is fentonv@sas.upenn.edu.
02/02/19 1:38pm
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 10:00am
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.
01/29/19 9:04pm
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 3:26pm
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. 
01/27/19 8:20pm
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.
01/27/19 8:16pm
Men need to be encouraged to reveal the more vulnerable parts of themselves normally hidden by the steely outer layer of toxic masculinity.
01/27/19 8:06pm
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.
01/24/19 7:12pm
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 12:26am
VERONICA FENTON is a College sophomore from Penn Valley, Pa. Her email address is fentonv@sas.upenn.edu.
01/23/19 12:19am
KRISTEN YEH is a College sophomore from West Covina, Calif.
01/22/19 11:57pm
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. 
01/22/19 11:51pm
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 6:33pm
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 5:57pm
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 2:00pm
Being comfortable at Penn often takes more time than just one semester, or just a few days of rush. 
01/16/19 9:16pm
Gendered groups abound at Penn, and while it’s rare for anyone to take issue with that fact, maybe more of us should. 
01/15/19 9:57pm
The DP office became my home, a place where I met some of my closest friends, learned new skills, and felt that the work I was doing mattered.
01/15/19 9:34pm
It is important that you aren’t discouraged from making use of confidential, free, and often incredibly helpful resources the University has made available to you, regardless of their shortcomings.
01/15/19 9:07pm
If Yale can allocate some financial aid funds towards sororities to help bridge this obvious gap between women who can afford sisterhood and those who can’t, Penn should too.