Articles by Isabella Simonetti

05/12/21 10:21pm
In her senior column, former Daily Pennsylvanian president Isabella Simonetti looks back on her time at the DP and how it helped her learn about compassion and the truth through journalism.
04/09/21 12:00am

S1E8. Phyllis Rackin — Shattering the Glass Ceiling in Academia

Listen on Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts  In this episode of Penn, Daily, co-hosts Isabella Simonetti and Alec Druggan interview English Professor and Shakespeare expert Phyllis Rackin, who discusses her experiences with gender discrimination across her nearly-sixty-year career, her love for teaching, and gives some insight into her time here at Penn. Hosted by Alec Druggan and Isabella Simonetti. Edited by Isabella Simonetti. Produced by Alec Druggan. Podcast art by Ava Cruz. 
01/20/21 8:00am
Led by Wharton junior and DP President Dane Greisiger, the 137th board consists of 26 student leaders who are ready to take charge amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Greisiger and his team plan to devote their board terms to driving indispensable news coverage as well as facilitating the success of the organization's student staffers. 
01/20/21 8:00am
Collectively, Greisiger, Pintado-Urbanc, and Ahn will make up the "big three" leaders of the company. Together, they aim to improve representation of diverse communities in news coverage as well as within the organization.
08/31/20 11:45am
While we will not be printing this semester, we remain more committed than ever to our digital product. Expect to see engaging new digital projects, enterprise stories, photos, and videos that will capture what it means to be a Penn student during a global pandemic. 
08/03/20 11:46am
Rising Wharton sophomore Jerry Sun was killed in a car accident in Colorado on July 25, according to a email sent Monday morning to undergraduates by Associate Vice Provost for University Life Sharon Smith on behalf of Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.
07/16/20 5:09pm
We will be printing the DP this semester, with 34th Street Magazine as an insert, once a week on Thursdays. 
06/19/20 5:07pm
For too long, the DP has failed to lift up the voices of Black students, and make sure their unique experiences and perspectives are heard and valued. We have also failed to make sure our staff represents the diversity of the student body at Penn. With such a large platform on campus, we must do better. 
06/02/20 5:55pm
Until the University announces a decision about fall semester operations, incoming first years across the world remain in limbo about their future plans.u00a0
05/20/20 8:00am
Listen on Spotify | Google Podcasts On this episode of Penn, Daily, hosts Isabella Simonetti and Alec Druggan interview Rosie Nguyen, on the process of graduating from Wharton during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Hosted by Alec Druggan and Isabella Simonetti. Edited by Isabella Simonetti. Produced by Alec Druggan. Podcast art by Ava Cruz. 
03/12/20 2:53pm
We have decided to run a final print edition of the DP this Saturday, focused on how the coronavirus has changed life at Penn. After, we will pause print editions of the DP and 34th Street for the first time since World War II. 
03/04/20 12:51pm
Listen on Spotify | Google Podcasts On this Wednesday edition of Penn, Daily, Bea Forman returns from 34th Street Magazine to discuss some of the current content, this week's feature on going undercover as a Drexel student, and a little preview of the 2020 Spring Dining Guide. Read more at 34st.com. Hosted by Alec Druggan and Isabella Simonetti. Guest hosted by Bea Forman. Produced and edited by Alec Druggan. Podcast art by Ava Cruz.
02/26/20 3:00pm
Listen on Spotify | Google Podcasts On this week's 34th Street Magazine episode of Penn, Daily, Podcast Producer Alec Druggan, President Isabella Simonetti, and 34th Street Magazine Campus Editor Sam Mitchell talk about last week's issue, Dining Ex Machina, which explored automation at Penn. They also talked about how Friends, the Office, and other shows and movies are leaving Netflix, and about today's feature on CAFSA. Read today's issue in print, or online at 34st.com. Hosted by Alec Druggan and Isabella Simonetti. Guest hosted by Sam Mitchell. Produced and edited by Alec Druggan. Podcast art by Ava Cruz.
02/19/20 12:00am
Listen on Spotify | Google Podcasts In the first Wednesday episode of the brand new podcast Penn, Daily, Podcast Producer Alec Druggan, President Isabella Simonetti, and 34th Street Magazine Culture Editor Bea Forman talk about the fantastic Love Issue, covering several different essays that were submitted for the issue. Read the Love Issue at 34st.com. Hosted by Alec Druggan and Isabella Simonetti. Guest hosted by Bea Forman. Produced and edited by Alec Druggan. Podcast art by Ava Cruz.
02/17/20 12:00am
Listen on Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts In the first episode of the brand new podcast Penn, Daily, Podcast producer Alec Druggan, Senior Sports Editor Michael Landau, and Sports Associate Joey Piatt go over the last weekend of Penn's basketball teams, and look at the chances of Ivy League titles for the both the teams.  Hosted by Alec Druggan and Isabella Simonetti. Guest hosted by Joey Piatt and Michael Landau. Produced and edited by Alec Druggan. Podcast art by Ava Cruz.
01/14/20 12:05pm
Now, as I take the helm of the organization that gave me a purpose at Penn, I have one request for my team, and for the Penn community at-large: Ask the right questions.
10/30/19 12:00am
Listen on Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | SoundCloud  Penn football has sunk to 0-3, and many fans are in disarray. On this episode of the Pennalty Box, Sam is joined by Sports Editor Will DiGrande and Opinion Editor Isabella Simonetti. They discuss how we got to this dire situation and what, if any, bright spots remain for the season. 
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. 
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