Articles by Emily Hoeven

05/12/17 7:32pm
How do you say goodbye to a column that you’ve been writing for two years? How do you wrap it up, sum it up, just like that, when there is still so much more left to say, to reflect on, to think about?
04/27/17 4:56am
When I took my first campus tour of Penn as a high school student, I fell in love with Locust Walk.
04/11/17 2:38am
I was struck by something Alec Baldwin said near the end of his talk at Penn on Friday. When asked what advice he would give to college students, Baldwin immediately replied that we ought to travel, to explore the world when we are single, young and free.
04/06/17 1:51am
In my Africana Studies class, we talk a lot about perspective: how things that seem acceptable or normal to a society at a given point in history can often seem incomprehensible to that same society several generations later.
03/14/17 2:13am
I was watching one of my brother’s baseball games over spring break when a parent asked me why I wasn’t living it up in Florida or Puerto Vallarta or some other tropical location with my friends.
02/28/17 3:02am
If you type the word “expectations” into your search bar, the first suggestion that comes up is “expectations versus reality.” The search yields endless memes that attest to the vast discrepancy between what we expect the result of something to be and its actual result.
02/26/17 11:09pm
GROUP THINK is the DP’s round table section, where we throw a question at the columnists and see what answers stick.
02/15/17 1:37am
GROUP THINK is the DP’s round table section, where we throw a question at the columnists and see what answers stick.
02/14/17 3:26am
Sometimes I feel like the most tangible thing I’ve gotten from my college education is a broader and more refined understanding of just how many things are wrong with the world, how many terrible atrocities have been committed in the past and continue to be committed, how many people are suffering in many different ways.
01/31/17 3:30am
Maybe it’s because I’m graduating from Penn soon, but I’ve been reflecting a lot recently on how I came to be here in the first place.
01/30/17 8:15pm
GROUP THINK is The DP’s round table section, where we throw a question at the columnists and see what answers stick.
01/17/17 3:29am
This semester will be my last one at Penn. I recently discovered that I have accumulated enough credits to graduate a year in advance.
12/13/16 3:43am
When I finish my last day of classes each semester, feelings of happiness and relief sweep through me when I think about how I no longer have to wake up early, no longer have to speed-walk to class and come close to twisting my ankle on the Locust cobblestones.
11/29/16 2:45am
“So how’s school going?” After the hello’s and how-are-you’s, those are probably the first words you hear from everybody you see when you go home for break.
11/15/16 4:21am
This past week has objectively been full of intense emotional and mental turmoil. I don’t think I’ve ever seen my newsfeed so consistently full of such long statuses written by so many people.
11/01/16 3:08am
I got a C- on my last Shakespeare test. For the past week or so, I tried to think of ways to write this article without mentioning my grade.
10/18/16 2:35am
This past week, I went to go see the Mask and Wig show “Magic Mike and Ike.” The last skit was about why they hadn’t performed any skits about Trump.
10/04/16 3:53am
When I learned that I had received a scholarship to study at Cambridge this past summer, and consequently would be going to Europe for the first time in my life, I was so excited I couldn’t sit still.
10/01/16 5:22am

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GROUP THINK is the DP’s round table section, where we throw a question at the columnists and see what answers stick.
09/20/16 4:00am
I dread waiting for the elevator in Penn’s high rise buildings almost as much as I dread the actual elevator ride itself. I dread standing in the awkwardly clustered group of people waiting for the elevators, all of whom make sure to maintain a certain distance from everyone around them and constantly look downward, faces buried in their phones.
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