Articles by Christy Qiu
Christy Qiu | Professors, show that you careThese small moments have contributed to a great feeling that my professors are not intimidating authoritative figures, but rather mentors who reassure that there is a bright future ahead.
Christy Qiu | Quakers, don't skip classCollege is an investment in yourself — one that should be managed carefully in order to see prosperous returns.
Christy Qiu | Every Penn student should build their own time capsuleThe process of reflecting was valuable in that it was a cognizant deliberation and analysis of my mentality and actions. It helped me break out of habit and identity my faults, my ways of responding to situations, and the methods I can take to improve my lifestyle. It also helped raise self-acceptance as I pinpointed victories that I’ve achieved through hard work and compassion.
Christy Qiu | Baby Quakers, don’t let pessimism of Penn students be the deciding factorI’ll be the first to admit it: even with all its nuances, I love Penn, and I am so glad I chose to come here.
Christy Qiu | College admissions will never be perfect, but we need reformThe college admissions process might always have broken aspects, but one doable reform is to make time for fact-checking.
Christy Qiu | Stop complaining about room selectionStudents often complain, and rightly so, because Penn, indeed, has a long way to go in improving their housing situation. But, we must be aware that in comparison to many other colleges, Penn’s housing services are well above average.
Christy Qiu | I haven't had my first kiss, and I'm not ashamedAt Penn, a version of love, far from my own, seems to be the center of attention.
Christy Qiu | Coming to Penn made me appreciate Lunar New YearWhether you are Asian, Hispanic, African American, or any other race, make Penn a new site for sharing stories about your culture and celebrating your family’s heritage.
Christy Qiu | I looked at my Penn admissions file, and you should tooWhat we need to fight for is transparency. While Penn doesn’t even have a rubric for interpreting admissions files, other schools have clear guidelines along with original comments attached to their files.
Christy Qiu | Penn, don’t normalize JuulingJuuling is not cool. It’s not something to brag about on social media. It’s certainly not something to encourage other fellow students, friends, or family members to try.
Christy Qiu | to all my 'convenience friends': thank u, nextBoiled down, the elementary characteristic of a friend is a person who cares about you. I had ignored this basic trait with my convenience friend.
Christy Qiu | Sleep should be a priority from your first night at PennIt’s like a competition: whoever sleeps the least wins. Functioning with little to no sleep is like a badge of honor, a display of invincibility.
Christy Qiu | Partying can be fun for some, but an overwhelming mess of booze and sweat for othersNot partying doesn’t mean that I don’t know how to have a good time or that I waste my nights cooped up in my room.
Christy Qiu | When picking the next batch of Quakers, focus on merit, not legacyStudents who aren’t members of a “Penn dynasty” can be just as invested in the University’s history and mission.