Articles by Caroline Magdolen

11/23/21 9:52am
Columnist Caroline Magdolen argues that "weed-out" courses do little to inform students about a discipline and instead discourage diverse students from studying the subject.
10/25/21 1:27am
Columnist Caroline Magdolen argues that Penn's replacement for Penn InTouch will do little to improve the fundamental issues with Penn's academic and advising systems.
09/26/21 7:00pm
Caroline Magdolen encourages us to give back to the local ecosystem, even in urban spaces like Philadelphia, as seemingly harmless inaction can lead to exponential damage in the long run.Columnist Caroline Magdolen argues that we need to pay more attention to Philadelphia's ailing ecosystem and squash lanterflies!
09/11/21 9:30am
Columnist and New Yorker Caroline Magdolen reflects on how her Brooklyn neighborhood comes together each year to remember those who died on and as a result of 9/11.
08/21/21 9:19pm
Columnist Caroline Magdolen writes about the anxiety surrounding climate change, and how we have more power than we think to enact positive change.
06/27/21 3:08pm
Columnist Caroline Magdolen writes about ranked choice voting and how it is a better way of electing candidates compared to the standard winner-take-all system. She argues that we should include ranked choice voting wherever we can — starting with the clubs and organizations that we are a part of. 
04/30/21 2:50pm
Columnist Caroline Magdolen urges Penn students to become vaccine ambassadors for their communities at home to help the U.S. reach herd immunity.
04/16/21 4:50pm
Columnist Caroline Magdolen argues that Penn should move to a randomized College House sorting system to break down stereotypes associated with the different on-campus living options.
03/25/21 12:10am
Columnist Caroline Magdolen suggests that Penn can do more to promote community wellbeing while being mindful of the pandemic.
02/28/21 7:38pm
Columnist Caroline Magdolen investigates the status of sustainability at Penn and discusses how the University and its students can lead green lives at Penn.
01/29/21 10:51am
With many first years now back on campus, it's up to us to be mature and follow covid guidelines, or else endanger our surrounding communities and classes.
01/09/21 10:30am
The capitol insurrection highlighted a dangerous desire from some Republicans for political power at all costs. Halting this dangerous slide begins with the GOP taking action.
12/02/20 10:39pm
In many ways, Penn’s administration is treating this term as business as usual. It clearly isn't.
11/25/20 11:03am
It’s difficult enough for Penn students to be productive from home, and the struggle is only worsened by recent election anxiety and ongoing pandemic loneliness and uncertainty. Unfortunately, news providers are not on our side.
11/06/20 9:11pm
Disinformation isn’t going away anytime soon, and there aren’t any clear, unbiased solutions to it. But we can cope with it better if we stop expecting certainty from our news, and strive to identify probable truths, as opposed to an absolute, undeniable one.
10/14/20 8:51pm
Though Penn leans liberal, I’m sure that there are Republican Quakers waiting to have a conversation, feeling marginalized by their peers.
10/05/20 8:24pm
The loneliness of previous years is nothing compared to how students feel now. 
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