Articles by Jessica Li
Jessica Li | Penn professors, get my name rightLearn our names correctly. It’s not that hard.
Jessica Li | Don’t let OCR be your only optionThe pressures of OCR and landing these internships and jobs have created an incredibly toxic environment for upperclassmen who are right in the thick of it.
Jessica Li | Limiting courseloads won’t solve Penn’s wellness problems — but it’s a startI realized that classes are about quality over quantity, and if I wanted to take advantage of my education, I needed to truly focus on prioritized classes and plan out my next few years.
Jessica Li | I don’t support the Harvard affirmative action lawsuitRejection from a school you think you deserve to be accepted to stings, but that does not mean affirmative action is the reason you were not accepted.
Jessica Li | Diversity in media representation pays off"Crazy Rich Asians" hitting No. 1 at the box office means one thing, loud and clear: There is a space for our stories, and people want to hear them.
Jessica Li | How to deal with college as an introvertIt’s difficult to navigate this kind of lifestyle when you aren’t naturally a chatty, extroverted person, always ready to take on the day and deal with the people in your life with excitement and gusto.
Jessica Li | We are the ones who shape our college experienceUnderneath the perfect facade of the superstar student, there are always doubts, and even regrets, about the choices they have made. There are infinite paths we can all go.
Jessica Li | Combating 'toxic' masculinityWhile women have often taken the initiative to discuss matters of sexual assault and violence, the absence of men in these spaces speaks louder than words.
Jessica Li | Stories can bring us together when we need each other mostIn our everyday lives, we underestimate how good it feels to recount our day to a friend, or even call our parents and laugh about something that happened at home.
Jessica Li | Why the 'C' you received over winter break isn't the end of the worldGPAs in college do not reflect how smart we are. They’re designed to reflect how much we are willing to work for each class.
Group Think | What is the biggest issue facing Penn?The fall semester is just about to end and a lot has happened that has left lasting impressions and changes on this campus.
Jessica Li | Four years of college will never be enoughEspecially at Penn, we’re trying our hardest to cram as much as we possibly can in the four years we’re here, or at least we’re trying to make something of ourselves.
Jessica Li | Be thankful post-Thanksgiving breakOur inherent gratitude for our lives and the people in them should extend beyond a day and should carry into our day-to-day, even if we have to consciously remind ourselves to do so.
Jessica Li | The unnecessary stress of advance registrationAsking students to decide what courses they are taking so early perpetuates a rather stressful pressure of outlining the exact trajectory of one’s academic progress — something that not everyone necessarily knows.
Group Think | Getting Penn students excited about athleticsWith Homecoming next week, what do you think Penn can do to have better student attendance at Penn sports events?
Jessica Li | Acknowledging culture in our mental health discussionsMental health may be a general term, but in reality, it looks so different to so many different people, especially to various communities and cultural groups on campus.
Jessica Li | Why are we doing the things we’re doing?Figuring out the true value of our time and the things we do is essential in discovering what is truly important to us.
Group Think | Why do so many students want to transfer to Wharton?Why do you think Wharton specifically receives the bulk of transfer requests and dual degree requests compared to the other schools?
Jessica Li | Why are we ignoring Asian-American studies?Where are the rallying cries for the dying Asian-American Studies Department? More importantly, what is the Penn administration doing to save it?