Articles by Lucy Hu
Lucy Hu | Should international students give up career or family? How about neither.I will always have to choose between pursuing my passions in the United States of America and being with my family. If I choose one, I can’t have the other.
Lucy Hu | Cheating is as unfair as admissions briberyPutting yourself ahead — whether through bribing coaches, doctoring resumes, or using unethical means to get extra time on exam — is destructive.
Lucy Hu | Let a naturalized citizen be presidentHistory had a reason to fear foreign tyranny. But history has also shown what makes America great — a nation built by immigrants where all Americans are treated equally.
Lucy Hu | Spending a semester at Cambridge made me love Penn’s pre-professionalismBut when I peeled back the layers of historical extravagance, I realized that while the Ivy League evokes less Harry Potter imagery than Cambridge or Oxford, the actual learning experience may be more worth the prestige than the English schools.
Lucy Hu | U.S. democracy is stronger than you thinkWe live in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the world’s oldest democracy.
Lucy Hu | How to save our democracy in NovemberIt’s time to take off our red hats and blue pins and give each candidate a fair shot.
Lucy Hu | If money matters more than votes, is the United States a democracy?Public opinion evolves with current events, but Washington legislators’ motives do not.
Lucy Hu | What it’s like to be a DP columnistThe opinion pages should help us understand and make sense of the world, and it is my duty to do the investigations so readers don’t have to.
Lucy Hu | No, you aren’t too busy to volunteerAre our consulting clubs so important that we don’t have time to help a middle-schooler learn how to read?
Locust Talk with Lucy Hu (Episode 2) — Legacy AdmissionsColumnist Lucy Hu takes to Locust Walk to get students' opinions on legacy admissions in the second installment of her video series, "Locust Talk."
Lucy Hu | America: Leading the world in holistic admissionsSome argue that the main crux of university is to take classes and earn a degree, and therefore, academic excellence is key to success. But, the purpose of university is to provide an education, and the purpose of education extends far beyond classroom learning.
Lucy Hu | Why the Asian-Pacific Islander label is inaccurateIt’s time for Asian Americans to stop talking about their struggles in the “API community,” without actually knowing anything about the PI community.
Locust Talk with Lucy Hu (Episode 1) — The Liberal BubbleColumnist Lucy Hu takes to Locust Walk to get students' opinions on Penn's "liberal bubble" in a new weekly video series.
Lucy Hu | When the liberal bubble is justifiedThe lives of racial minorities should not be used as horseplay for political banter. This is a realm where viewpoints from the right seek to silence those who have already been traditionally suppressed.
Lucy Hu | Fraternity pledging needs to endDespite many fraternities’ cult-like efforts to keep pledging under wraps to avoid prosecution, most Penn students have heard accounts from pledges about sleepless nights, humiliating activities, and servant-type orders from pledge masters.
Lucy Hu | Home is not a placeLike my accent, my home is blended. Instead of a bundle of discrete experiences in one city, home subconsciously grew into a collection of dynamic nuances in multiple places.
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.
Lucy Hu | It‘s unconstitutional to prefer white over Asian studentsPenn, it might be time to stop saying you love helping minorities, when you actually subdue them once they start to threaten your white domination.
Group Think | How can the University Council get better attendance?Do we need a major overhaul of the UC or does the UC just have a brand problem?