Articles by Rachel Au-Yong

04/11/11 5:22am

Combat Ray-tions | The trials and tribulations of vegetarianism

There are always difficulties making a transition from one form of diet to another. My one-week attempt at being a vegetarian was no exception.
03/21/11 4:40am

Combat Ray-tions | Donations show support for victims and friends

Donating money won't solve Japan's problems, but the aid will show support.
02/28/11 5:56am

Combat Ray-tions | Let’s be a little more Penn-sive

One reason students don’t engage in stimulating activities more often is because the pre-professional atmosphere at Penn dissuades intellectual curiosity.
02/14/11 6:33am

Combat Ray-tions | Chocolate, candy and a wedding ring

I’m thinking of doing something a little bigger for Valentine's Day this year. I’m thinking of getting married.
01/31/11 6:42am

Combat Ray-tions | Why tiger moms aren’t always superior

If Amy Chua intends for her book to serve as a parenting guide in any way, then what she forgets is that you cannot raise a child in a vacuum.
05/13/10 5:26pm

Police Athletic League honors Penn's Public Safety VP

The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia — an organization with the stated mission of “Cops Helping Kids,” which operates 27 centers across Philadelphia — honored Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush at its annual award dinner Tuesday night for her contributions to the organization.
04/29/10 12:52am

AirPennNet upgrade to be completed June 2011

AirPennNet — the University’s residential wireless network — is expected to have completed a multi-phase upgrade to enhance both the speed and security of wireless service provided on campus.
04/23/10 4:20am
The launch, which took place at Irvine Auditorium Thursday afternoon, was the first time the International Relations Program officially celebrated the publication of the Sigma Iota Rho Journal, which features an essay from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.
04/21/10 4:37am

Spring Fling incidents rose 34 percent

The Division of Public Safety responded to 51 Spring Fling-related incidents this year — 30 hospitalizations and 21 disturbances — a 34-percent increase from last year’s 38 incidents.
04/21/10 3:43am

Penn Police receives fourth reaccreditation

The only university force in Pennsylvania to receive accreditation, Penn was also voted a flagship agency by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
04/15/10 5:37am
Starting bag checks one week later and implementing a room check policy mark the University’s new approach to ensuring student safety during Spring Fling this year.
04/14/10 4:47am
04/14/10 3:11am
Tuesday night, the stars at the Palestra were not Zack Rosen and the Penn men’s basketball team but Jordan Burney and his teammates from the Southwest Police Athletic League Center.
04/01/10 3:09am
Keeping in line with national trends, Penn women who study abroad typically outnumber men by a ratio of two to one. But there was an unprecedented increase in attendance at Wednesday’s “Women Abroad: A Traveler’s Toolkit” workshop.
03/31/10 1:31am
03/26/10 1:12am
To help keep Spring Fling festivities under control, the Social Planning and Events Committee is recruiting 250 student volunteers for this year’s FlingSafe, a student-run program created five years ago encouraging safe decision-making among peers.
03/25/10 4:43am
The Division of Public Safety warned Wednesday that a “large gathering of juveniles” may convene in the afternoon near 40th and Market streets, but no such incident occurred as of 8:30 p.m.
03/18/10 10:38pm

Phila. native to headline SPEC-TRUM comedy show

He may be coming a day after April Fool’s, but comedian Kevin Hart’s presence at Penn is no joke.
03/18/10 3:29am

SPEC to host 'Boondock Saints' director, producer, actor

Writer and director Troy Duffy, producer Chris Brinker and actor David Della Rocco from cult series The Boondock Saints will speak to the Penn community as Social Planning and Events Committee Film Committee’s keynote speakers this Friday.
03/18/10 2:30am

Police up presence for St. Patty's

The Southwest Police Division’s patrol personnel worked overtime to make sure Wednesday’s festivities ran smoothly.
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