Articles by Ernest Owens

04/30/14 6:14pm

Senior column by Ernest Owens | The road that was made

And there is not just the road not taken and the one everyone takes, but also the one you should make for yourself.
02/02/14 6:10pm

Guest Column by Ernest Owens | CAPS is not the only asylum

It was not until the chaplain of this university, Charles Howard, reached out to me and things began to make sense.
09/30/13 6:49pm

Letter to the Editor | Nothing to shoot about

The argument that our campus isn’t safe to the point where we should carry guns on campus is a non-issue.
12/07/12 1:46am
This is my last column for The Daily Pennsylvanian. My goal for ‘The Ernest Opinion’ was to make you think and speak.
12/03/12 1:41am
I cannot say that my role as an elected representative on campus has been best used to advocate for students. Many campus issues that I encountered as a Quaker have not been addressed by the UA.
11/30/12 1:37am
Time after time, I’ve noticed that the individuals who end up advocating for students are ordinary members of the Penn community with an extraordinary story to tell.
11/16/12 12:55am
Yes, college is stressful. The constant demands and expectations can take a toll on how we treat one another, but that doesn’t excuse us from being respectful.
11/08/12 6:39pm
Stories about students who receive full financial aid are usually accompanied by an amazing tale of how they overcame obstacles.
11/02/12 12:45am
For his incomparable dedication to serving the less fortunate, while catering to the middle class, I whole-heartedly endorse President Barack Obama for a second term.
10/26/12 12:52am
To all Ivy League student government leaders out there: stop plotting for tomorrow and start caring for your campus.
10/15/12 1:14am

Du Bois House Council | Appreciating Du Bois as a loving home

Du Bois is not just a space for black students. It is a college house for students of all cultures.
10/12/12 1:40am
For most of my life, I aimed to prove others wrong. I strived to defy the socioeconomic gravity that tried to pull me down.
10/05/12 1:31am
This arbitrary rule distracts from the substance of elections and leads to petty violations.
09/27/12 11:16pm
Civic mentors may not be campus celebrities but they are the true unsung leaders on campus.
09/20/12 11:04pm
In many ways, Penn is the best it’s ever been. How many colleges can boast a no-loan financial aid policy for undergraduates, some of the most impressive (and newly renovated) dining halls or a president that can stand on her head? Not many.
09/13/12 11:34pm
While the media and politicians attempt to convince us that we live in a post-racial society, the truth is, self-segregation persists and is a natural instinct.
09/06/12 10:19pm
Don’t just be a passerby on Locust Walk, that will only increase your chances of suffering a mid-college-life crisis.
07/18/12 9:36pm
In many ways, acceptance to Penn is a blessing and a responsibility. It is a fortunate chance to launch a better life and an even greater task to maintain it. If you don’t feel a level of high spirits for such a worthy burden, then you’re just lying to yourself.
06/13/12 9:47pm
Our societal mindset has shifted to thinking that racial slurs do not have the same impact as they did in the past. Many scholars and critics, arguing for the idea of a “post-racial society,” claim people see beyond race and more into individuality.
04/19/12 10:44pm
Penn’s current policy encourages students to become repeated offenders and develop poor health habits.
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