Articles by Caroline Brand
Senior column by Caroline Brand | 14 Things I Learned at Penn (GIFs not included)Although you might be convinced that it is acceptable to text your way through any lunch date, class, or meeting, that is a mere myth.
Caroline Brand | A race against the word countMost of these articles acknowledge that the conflict is “nuanced,” but after glossing over this point, they still try to cram their thoughts on a subject that spans almost 3,000 books in Van Pelt into half a newspaper page.
Caroline Brand | Why we should go back to schoolPenn should require all undergraduate students to take an academically based community service course.
Caroline Brand The antisocial Ivy?I estimate that we exchange names and handshakes with someone once a day, but would venture to say that few, if any, of these people ever hear from us again.
Caroline Brand | Ask CarolineI’ve heard about the same personal struggles and issues from many people — some of which I’ve experienced too. Given the pervasiveness of these topics, I’ve decided to address a few.
Caroline Brand | I’ll find a title, sometimeInstead of telling you that “college flies by” or “it’s the shortest four years of your life,” I have a new tidbit of advice: Stop using the word “sometime.”
Caroline Brand | Girl meets worldOver the summer, transitioning from a loud college student to a perfectly postured professional was tough.
Caroline Brand | Real Beauty, real problemsAs part of its ongoing Real Beauty campaign, Dove posted a YouTube video last week that has over 19 million views. I find the overwhelmingly positive response to this video troubling — especially the praise from within the Penn community.
Caroline Brand | In praise of PattonOthers have criticized Patton for being anti-feminist, but I find her argument empowering. What’s anti-feminist about telling a woman to find a man “worthy” of her intelligence?
Caroline Brand | I think, therefore you areEspecially at Penn — a world in which six degrees of separation feels more like two — it’s all too easy to “know” someone despite never having met them.
Caroline Brand | From sonnets to sextingWhile some mourn the end of the era of boyfriends and girlfriends and dates at Pod, others find the hook-up culture to be less stressful than trying to hold a conversation with someone over the duration of a three-course meal and find it much more conducive to our busy schedules.
Caroline Brand | Let’s get our facts straightWhile Penn for Palestine’s proposal may have been well-intentioned, its analysis of the situation was littered with inaccuracies and the biases that perpetuate the exact conflict they denounce.