A successful campus and democracy rely on healthy public debate. As a community, we must ensure that our discourse is grounded in challenging the perspectives of others and our own rather than cheaply personal shots.
So freshman: while yes, do file a maintenance request for that mold infestation, don’t forget to stop a moment and appreciate your housing situation just a little bit more.
Renting a house or apartment for the first time is a milestone in the transition to adulthood, and as exciting as it can be, the decidedly adult responsibilities and obligations that come with it can make even the most assertive people feel intimidated and ill-prepared.
Living by yourself is a choice that can make those factors more at the forefront of your mind, instead of what your roommates made for dinner or who stole your last razor.
Penn believes living on campus can be an enriching part of student life. The administration would find, if they lowered room rates, that demanding students live on campus is not necessary, as many more students would do so voluntarily.
Allowing students to fulfill Sector Requirements with courses taken pass/fail would not only encourage an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity, it would make Penn a university that places value on learning and exploration.
One in fourteen Philadelphia faces an eviction filing yearly.
All that HIV patients and any patient in general want is to feel like a normal person. Conversation with friends and patients is the first step.
Any subject we study here will give us value, be it in terms of employability or creative satisfaction. We should question whether we can do that subject justice.
Legacy admissions does one thing correctly— eliminate the idea that elite education operates on the principle of meritocracy.
While one might be inclined when presented with e-cigarettes’ severe health consequences to just tell one’s peers to stop, we’re way past that. The vaping industry has successfully infected an entire generation of adolescents.
Penn students should take an active role in what they are learning. This includes challenging what is being taught.
The notion that the only way legacy students can contribute to the “prestige” of a university implies that FGLI students can not.
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We, as the Penn community, should not be okay with the idea of the potential “prestige” that comes with legacy students being a factor in the application process.
Mr. Whitefield’s activism, support and participation in slavery is something that must be known.
Enforcing fees at the Ringe Squash Courts is classist and does not represent the purported values of Penn as an institution striving towards egalitarianism.
The options for students with alcohol and drug addiction need to be clear and accessible.
As Penn students, we must break the old narrative with new story.
This is the crux of the negativity regarding legacy students on campus. But this sentiment extends beyond Penn’s campus.