Articles by Avni Kataria
What Penn's political groups are working on now that midterm election season is overIn the days leading up to the Nov. 6 election, campus political groups focused their attention on increasing voter turnout and supporting local candidates.
Brazilian students at Penn divided over new far-right president, known as ‘Trump of the Tropics’Penn Brazil Club members said it was a mix of economic conditions, corruption, and general discontent with the status quo that propelled Bolsonaro to victory.
Why some students will not be voting in PA this midterm electionWith midterms coming up on Nov. 6, some Penn students share why they decided not to vote in Pennsylvania this election cycle.
Before heading to the polls, here's what to know about election day and the Phila. ballotVoters will also answer "yes" or "no" to a city bond question asking whether Philadelphia should borrow $181 million for an investment in infrastructure projects such as streets, parks, and municipal buildings.
Analysis | The wave of female candidates across the country has energized women voters at PennThe way women decide to vote will be a strong indication of the way demographics have shifted in the past two years, said professor Dawn Teele, recipient of Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research of Women in Politics.
Speaking at Penn, Anita Hill calls Kavanaugh hearing 'disservice to the American people'On Wednesday, Hill likened the recent congressional testimony alleging sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to her own testimony in 1991.
The deadline to register to vote in Pa. is Tuesday. Here's how to do it.Leaders of campus groups say they have emphasized voter registration this semester to empower these new voters in a politically contentious time.
First Biden, now Bush: Students compare Penn's two presidential professorsMany see the appointment of Republican Jeb Bush as complementary to that of Democrat Joe Biden, both of whom are Presidential Professors of Practice at Penn.
Penn students join Philadelphians lining up at Dell Music Center hours before Obama rallyThe rally, which Obama will be headlining, is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and is for the reelection of United States Senator Bob Casey and Governor Tom Wolf, both of whom are Democrats.
As midterms loom, young Republicans at Penn find themselves split over 'Trumpism' againVice President of College Republicans Owen O’Hare said, 'We’re not the type of club that would support a candidate because Trump is supporting them.'
Growing number of Penn students are sent to serve community service sanctions off-campusThe Free Library of Philadelphia on 40th and Walnut is one of nine locations where students in violation of Penn's Code of Student Conduct are sent to fulfill community service sanctions.
More seniors than ever are studying abroad this fall, but total number continues to dropThis fall, only 194 students are abroad — the lowest number in recent history. Of the 194 students, 55 of them are seniors.
New event policies are in effect this NSO. Here's what that means for the new freshman class.Over the past year, Penn students say that the fraternity-dominated party scene at Penn has already begun to change, and this year's NSO will likely feel the effects.
Penn students: Does a ban on faculty-student sexual relations address issues on our campus?On March 28, Penn introduced a new policy banning all sexual relations between undergraduate students and faculty members.
'It makes Democrats cry': Michael Knowles tells Penn students why they should vote for TrumpReferring to Penn as 'Trump University,' the conservative speaker said one reason to vote for Trump was because 'it makes Democrats cry, and their salty, delicious, leftist tears give [him] joy.'
Awarded for 'academic courage,' Amy Wax lambastes supposed lack of civil debate at PennThe controversial Penn Law professor was recognized by the National Association of Scholars for her 'academic courage' in wake of 'continued harassment for speaking uncomfortable truths.'
Trump's threats to restrict visas prompt Chinese students at Penn to adjust post grad. plans"It’s not just about the policy, it’s more about the trend and government's attitude which makes me feel much less welcome,” a student said. “I don’t want to be in a place I’m not welcome.”
Four Penn teams traveled across the world to compete for the $1 million Hult PrizeThe teams that advanced beyond the regional round will travel to London for the final round this summer, but only six teams will have the chance to pitch to the UN for the $1,000,000 prize.
Legal experts say Penn will likely only receive 'a slap on the wrist' for privacy breachDespite the scope of the information leaked and the way that the University informed affected students, many privacy experts say legal repercussions likely will not be severe.