Articles by Calvary Rogers
Calvary Rogers | Avoiding the bird’s eye view: integrating ourselves in PhiladelphiaI had the most fun I’ve ever had in this city. For the first time in my academic career here at Penn, I felt like a Philadelphian.
Calvary Rogers | The trap of performative activismOften, our activism is empty because the standards we set for ourselves and each other are extremely low.
Calvary Rogers | The need to destigmatize therapyTrust me when I say this; we should all be seeing a therapist.
Group Think | Is Penn taking too many students through Early Decision?Is Penn filling up too much of its classes through early decision? Should there be any changes to Penn's admissions policies with regards to early decision?
Calvary Rogers | Redefining what you loveWithin our college experiences, we often limit ourselves to what we are already a part of and the social circles we are comfortable with.
Calvary Rogers | Clubs aren't firms, stop pretending they areIt is about time that we work against the social current that normalizes toxicity in our club culture rather than conform to it.
Calvary Rogers | The art of existing as a minoritySimply existing as a minority at an Ivy League Institution such as Penn is a revolutionary act in itself.
Calvary Rogers | The stranded victims of hate speechWhenever I find myself walking on campus I do my best to have an item that is related to Penn with or on me.
Calvary Rogers | Masculinity is more than a maskThis past week, I had the opportunity to attend an event titled “Exploring Masculinity” in the Women’s Center here at Penn.
Calvary Rogers | Abolish the curveI have never believed in a curving system when it comes to grading, and, similar to many, it was a rude awakening for me when I came to Penn.
Calvary Rogers | A silent war: substance abuse and its interference with wellnessMental health. Two words every Penn student has heard before they set foot on Locust walk. We all know just how prevalent conversations about mental health have become and its relation to tragedy, campus culture and administration.
Guest Statement by Justin Hopkins and Calvary Rogers | Building bridges: Justin and Calvary for UAEvery year during the season of Penn Student Government elections, the student body is bombarded with signatures, platforms and the opportunity to elect a new President, Vice President and general body of the Undergraduate Assembly.
Calvary Rogers | In defense of student athletesIf you know me you know that one thing keep me laughing every day: Twitter memes. The best part about this is that practically every month or week, a new meme dominates Twitter’s social feed.
Calvary Rogers | Discovering intersections between our mental health and academiaRecently, the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education conducted a survey to shine light on the growing demand for an expanded half-credit course system here at Penn.
Calvary Rogers | Unboxing Black history: Black staff matterJames Baldwin once said, “The paradox of education is precisely this — that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.” From the second I started my education here I’ve constantly seen and interacted with black staff working as servers, security guards, janitors and the like.
Calvary Rogers | Unboxing Black history: Whom we rememberThis semester, I’ve done my best to be as attentive as possible when examining Penn culture, and researching black history at Penn has truly strengthened that attentiveness.
Calvary Rogers | Unboxing Black history: the white moderateAllyship is not found in those who wear a safety pin, but in those who dedicate their efforts towards diminishing the inequities that cause protests in the first place.
Calvary Rogers | Unboxing Black history: Hidden figuresOne of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. states “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” It causes me to think about all the hidden contributions people have made through time that have played a major role in constructing who I am.
Calvary Rogers | Popping the Penn bubbleAs a member of the track team, my first experience with the Penn track team was outside on a brisk sunny day in late August.