Articles by Samantha Sharf

05/11/12 3:06am
At 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.
04/11/12 2:02am
Like 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).
03/27/12 11:47pm
My Seussical reawakening began when I went to see the new film adaptation of the 1971 classic The Lorax.
03/20/12 11:10pm
The 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.
03/13/12 10:25pm
Louis 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.
02/28/12 9:07pm
I 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.
02/21/12 11:30pm
In 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.
02/07/12 11:37pm
With 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.
02/01/12 1:42am
Art can and should be political.
01/18/12 12:32am
The problem doesn’t stop with porn. As early as next year, web addresses can read something.anything. Imagine, or DP.newspaper.
01/10/12 11:58pm
Facetime or not, I still have a strong desire to keep learning. I want to continue the intellectual conversations that have started in the classroom.
12/06/11 11:34pm
Many 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.
11/30/11 1:38am
At any age, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to look back, to consider where you have been and where you are going.
11/16/11 1:16am
Having 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.
11/08/11 11:36pm
Should a building be judged on its aesthetics or on the acclaim of its architect?
11/02/11 1:47am
As 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?
10/25/11 12:07am
The 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.
10/11/11 11:41pm
This is the story of how Steve Jobs saved professional journalism from extinction and me from myself. (Or at least paved these roads.)
10/05/11 12:26am
What does Arianna Huffington, number 31, being divorced and having two children have to do with her selling The Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million earlier this year?
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