Articles by Samantha Sharf
Samantha Sharf | Stories a nutgraf can't tellAt 15 years old, I already harbored fantasies of bylines containing my name. If that were the whole story it would, of course, be a very boring one. My path up till now must look nauseatingly straightforward from the outside. But like most students, my years at Penn have been anything but simple and very different from what I expected.
Samantha Sharf | A tourist for one hourLike most students, I cannot devote too much time or money to this endeavor. My solution? The Museum Without Walls, an audio tour accessible to anyone with a cellphone (a map printed from the Without Walls website is helpful, but not necessary).
Samantha Sharf | Oh, the places you’ll go with Dr. SeussMy Seussical reawakening began when I went to see the new film adaptation of the 1971 classic The Lorax.
Samantha Sharf | The gritty reality behind creativityThe study of creativity is relatively new. As students, we have the advantage of entering the workforce with more information about our creative tools than any generation before.
Samantha Sharf | Battling brand management bulliesLouis Vuitton has a right to protect their brand from those who manufacture and sell knockoff goods, but it should not treat every organization that uses their image as their enemy.
Samantha Sharf | How to not believe in GodI decided to leave my scarf on as I walked into a meeting of “Rekindle Reason: Atheists, Agnostics and Freethinkers at UPenn” this Sunday. This was so those around me could not see the tiny gold hamsa, or hand of God, I wear around my neck.
Samantha Sharf | A font for PhiladelphiaIn our text-heavy world, fonts are everywhere — from the page you are reading to the sign on the building you are reading it in to the cellphone that you will likely fish out of your pocket at least once during these 668 words.
Samantha Sharf | 'LOVE' beyond the statueWith Valentine’s Day less than a week away, campus is littered with references to the L-word. Just as confused about the expression as I was a decade ago, I decided to take a closer look at the way the word love figures into typical Penn life.
Samantha Sharf | Reality within a frameArt can and should be political.
Samantha Sharf | Finding creativity in crosswords
Samantha Sharf | The problem doesn't stop with pornThe problem doesn’t stop with porn. As early as next year, web addresses can read something.anything. Imagine, penn.university or DP.newspaper.
Samantha Sharf | From campus to computer screenFacetime or not, I still have a strong desire to keep learning. I want to continue the intellectual conversations that have started in the classroom.
Samantha Sharf | Not all photo editing is created equalMany magazines manipulate images without telling their readers. A group of researchers at Dartmouth College may have solved this problem by discovering a way to determine how extensively a digital photo has been edited.
Samantha Sharf | Why senior year is like Thanksgiving dinnerAt any age, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to look back, to consider where you have been and where you are going.
Samantha Sharf | We go to Penn, but we are Penn StateHaving adopted Pennsylvania as our home, we need to think of ourselves as residents of the state rather than just as members of the Penn community.
Samantha Sharf | Looking beyond Hill’s ‘ugly’ facadeShould a building be judged on its aesthetics or on the acclaim of its architect?
Samantha Sharf | Making 7 billion voices countAs of Monday, you are one of 7 billion people on Earth. How can 7 billion voices be heard? How can 7 billion individual sets of desires be met?
Samantha Sharf | A portrait from a movementThe Occupy movement has been criticized for lacking a cohesive voice, but one artist has a message and plenty of stories to tell — including her own.
Samantha Sharf | How Jobs saved journalismThis is the story of how Steve Jobs saved professional journalism from extinction and me from myself. (Or at least paved these roads.)