Articles by Rebecca Alifimoff

01/28/19 1:20am
The habits we form here at Penn — the things we chose to expect of our friends, the organizations we decided to be a part of, the behavior we tolerate on our campus — will shape the moral compasses that guide us through our infinitely more complicated post-graduate lives.
01/14/19 10:29pm
Don’t let the machinery of the process make you feel like you should be selling yourself to the sorority. In reality, the sorority should be selling itself to you. 
12/06/18 1:17am
This weekend I slunk around the city avoiding protests that I could only half understand
10/30/18 3:47am
The strangest thing about speaking another language is all the tiny ways you are estranged from yourself.
10/03/18 12:17am
Weighed on crooked scales of justice, one alleged attempted rape balances quite nicely with two Yale degrees. 
09/17/18 11:20pm
The urge to document and perform our lives has existed before social media, and will probably exist in whatever wasteland remains after social media.
07/11/18 4:16pm
Because the professor/student relationship can be so easily taken advantage of, universities have a responsibility to their students to take allegations of misconduct seriously, and when appropriate, respond to such allegations in a way that places the needs of the student body first.
06/17/18 11:30pm
Instead of freeing me from anxiety or awkwardness like I thought, Chill became a straightjacket that only served to make me more aware of how much I wanted and how much I cared.
05/27/18 4:45pm
For a long time, I passed my Bachelor obsession off as escapism. I would watch episodes of it on my phone at the gym. It was the digital version of Skinny Pop, a sort of entertainment nothing with just the right coating of ballgowns and beaches to make it go down easy.
04/26/18 1:11pm
The unequal rules surrounding alcohol possession and consumption in Greek life, which tilt the social power balance in favor of fraternities, are at the heart of some of Greek life’s biggest problems.
04/11/18 12:44am
I understand that Fling tanks are silly and seasonally inappropriate. But on an emotional level, I think they’re wonderful.
04/09/18 9:42pm
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03/28/18 2:08am
Penn students should be trusted to make the most of their study abroad experiences, both academically and personally, without being limited by the narrow metric of the GPA.
03/14/18 4:16am
We can no longer completely separate our private lives from our technological footprint. 
02/21/18 1:35am
In high school, I wanted more than anything to move away from Indiana and never return. Now that I’ve gotten my wish, I miss it with a longing ache.   
02/10/18 1:00pm
I went through an administrative process only to end with links to readily available databases. My CAPS experience wasn’t a referral as much as it was a brush-off.
01/24/18 1:30pm
Throughout my high school and college years, I’ve listened helplessly as friends and acquaintances have described encounters with their own Azizs, and I’ve cried to them when I had my own.
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