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11/10/14 9:44pm
Luckily enough, after three years of immersion in “Penn culture,” I have good news to share with any worried underclassmen or compassionate, concerned outsiders who’d like to hear it. I am, in fact, capable of occupying myself with activities that will never make it onto my resume, I have never justified the time I’ve spent eating a meal with a friend by calling it networking and Fear Of Missing Sleep consistently trumps Fear Of Missing Out on my list of concerns.
11/06/14 1:07pm

Guest column by Nikita Agarwal, Sophia Tareen, Vivek Nimgaonkar and Vishal Patel| Finding a cure to Penn's pre-med culture

It’s easy to understand how pre-medical students can constantly feel overwhelmed by a sense of competition here at Penn.
11/04/14 9:43pm
There is probably no single course on-campus that is as profoundly hated as the writing seminar. Organic chemistry plagues the pre-med, math is feared by many, BEPP is the bane of the Wharton freshman, but the writing seminar is the common enemy of all.
11/03/14 10:48pm
Although I subscribe to the belief that, in our advanced society, it’s wrong to kill animals for food, I understand that we live in a world where there are enough starving people that moral outrage on behalf of the exploited honey bee seems a little misplaced, and where the objectification of women causes enough damage that PETA’s “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” campaign makes me worry more about the state of women in our society than the state of cattle.
11/02/14 10:39pm
However, there is one thing that tends to separate athletics from other extracurriculars: risk of serious injury. I can think of few other extracurriculars where there is a real possibility of suffering injuries such as concussions, torn ligaments and broken bones, including the spine.
01/01/70 9:00pm
Establishing a relationship with a long term care provider can be difficult, even with the help of the referral coordinator.
01/01/70 7:00pm
When disaster struck in Paris last week, Penn Abroad went into emergency mode. 
01/01/70 1:00am
Of the 450 students currently enrolled in study abroad programs, only 41 of those students are engineers, and just four are nurses.