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Student Life

02/01/15 11:52pm
Financial Aid Director Joel Carstens said that students borrow because "it's available to them."
02/01/15 11:06pm
This semester, Penn Benjamins will focus on training counselors through the CAPS curriculum. The group will begin counseling students next fall.
02/01/15 11:03pm
Campus Maps, originally founded at the University of Maryland, uses an average of eight seconds to find directions for a campus location.
02/01/15 11:01pm
The newly published document includes information on completed projects from 2014, as well as projects that are still in the works and ideas currently under discussion.
01/30/15 12:00pm
Feb Club has arrived, allowing Penn seniors to celebrate their final semester with 22 nights of class bonding. To earn a spot on the plaque in Smoky Joe's Bar, seniors can't miss a single one.
01/29/15 1:03am
Brown's new alcohol policies restrict registered on-campus parties to public spaces like Penn's Houston Hall.
01/29/15 1:02am
In an article recently published on, Vogue’s online content, writer Hayley Phelan declared wellness becoming the new luxury status symbol.
01/26/15 11:42pm
With plans to expand to University City, TargetExpress may become a competitor of Wawa, Fresh Grocer and other stores near campus.
01/21/15 9:52pm
As I bounce back and forth between different rush events, I’m frustrated that I can’t summarize myself. I can’t articulate some spiffy conclusion from the various odds-and-ends that make up who I am.
01/19/15 10:31pm
Anneka DeCaro is a College freshman from Austin, TX. Her email address is
01/14/15 2:03am
When Chris Hedges was uninvited to the IAA's peace conference, he wrote a subsequent denunciation of the student group. But the conflict could potentially be explained by deficient communication.
01/14/15 2:01am
While one freshman spent his winter break on the posh Aspen slopes, another worked the window at her local Chic-fil-A.
01/14/15 12:34am
Though the punishments imposed are hardly earth-shattering, to punish members who are not earnestly believed to be wrongdoers for the sake of public relations would be a reprehensible act of scapegoating.
12/10/14 3:27am
The Daily Pennsylvanian reached out to students and Teaching Assistants to get their take on the most effective study tricks for the overworked, overstressed and sleep-deprived student.
12/10/14 12:33am
Our unforgivingly competitive and pre-professional environment teaches us to place getting ahead before genuine human connection. But too many people get caught up in the flow of “every man for himself,” and too many students bristle at sharing notes for fear that someone else might get a chance to excel.
12/09/14 4:36pm
Recently, my fellow columnist Yessenia Gutierrez wrote about challenging the misguided notions about low-income students being “privileged” and “lucky” for not having to pay tuition.
12/03/14 10:25pm

Your Voice by Megan Ault | A response to Hillel's 'Kosher Porn' banner

I recognize that intermarriage within the Jewish community is a loaded, and controversial topic. But instead of opening the door to a thoughtful discussion, this banner casually sends an alienating and racist message.
12/02/14 10:42pm
Anneka DeCaro is a College freshman. Her email address is
12/02/14 10:38pm

Guest column by Vera Kirillow | Care to talk about your eating disorder?

I never used to think my four-times-a-week gym schedule and refusal to eat fatty meals more than a couple times a week was unusual or unhealthy. Freshman year at Penn, I gained 15 pounds, and my new habits were just part of a healthy lifestyle helping me shed that weight.
12/02/14 1:39am
Penn Masala recently announced the establishment of the Penn Masala Alumni Scholarship, an alumni-endowed scholarship fund for both international and American Penn students interested in the performing arts.