Articles by Isabella Simonetti

03/27/19 11:22pm
As the admissions process wraps up for high school seniors, and Penn's regular decision results set to be sent out March 28, prospective and admitted students of the Class of 2023 are coming to terms with their own experiences with wealth and privilege in the admissions process.
12/09/18 9:22pm
My column, my editor, and the friendships I made along the way, were my lifelines. They kept me here. 
11/25/18 9:14pm
Prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds deserve tour guides who they can relate to. 
10/31/18 11:18am
Bisexual people have trouble finding their place in straight circles without being fetishized or objectified, and in LGBTQ spaces they are thought of as only partially queer. As a result, I usually feel uncomfortable in my own skin no matter where I am.
10/17/18 8:53pm
You don’t have to be a raging Republican to go to a shooting range.
10/09/18 10:05pm
Don’t let social pressure bring you to pay ridiculous prices for moderately nicer housing. 
09/30/18 10:48pm
It’s hard to get into an Ivy League school. And statistically speaking, it’s harder to get into Stanford. Students who are applying to these schools know that. So why hide the truth from them? 
09/18/18 11:16pm
Police need to crack down on the real issue: violent sex traffickers destroying the lives of women and children throughout the country, and rapists who abuse sex workers.
09/09/18 8:23pm
In a world that constantly blames the victim, why is DeVos lending more rights to the accused?
09/05/18 12:51am
Highly addictive painkillers are making their way into drugs that Penn students frequently use. Drugs at Penn are far more unsafe than they were before.
08/24/18 8:00am
It can be upsetting to realize that I’m now in charge of looking out for myself, but it’s also refreshing to avoid the constant fights we’d get in when I lived at home.
08/22/18 11:41am
Although college, particularly at the beginning, can be lonely and overwhelming, it also lends you the opportunity to embrace your identity.
04/25/18 5:26pm
A lot of people at Penn don’t like me. That’s the nature of the work I do here. But the gift that is being a student-journalist is 100 percent worth it. 
04/21/18 4:00pm
Don’t get me wrong, drinking on college campuses is a difficult issue to navigate. No alcohol policy is perfect, but Penn’s doesn’t even try to be.
04/01/18 11:59pm
Let’s demand more effective policy change from the administration — Penn can combat sexual assault without treating its students like minors.   
03/22/18 12:13am
Penn might not be “the best” school in the Ivy League, but let me pose an important question: why does it matter? And why does it hurt our egos so much? Four years go by too quickly to walk around with chips on our shoulders. 
02/28/18 9:01pm
What happens when the cost of joining a Panhellenic sorority is as opaque as it is exclusionary?
02/14/18 12:11am
Making out, sex, and everything in between — all with no strings attached. Sounds perfect, right?     
02/09/18 8:00am
No matter how much it’s stigmatized, how unusual it might be to be open to talking about it, my anxiety and depression have taught me to care for myself.
01/29/18 3:59pm
It’s becoming a rarity for me to meet a woman who hasn’t been sexually assaulted at Penn. I’ve only been a student here for six months; this is just the tip of the iceberg.
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