Articles by Sophia DuRose

04/29/19 11:08pm
Students should know of every advantage Penn’s financial aid offers in order to allow them the same access as Penn students not on financial aid.  
04/15/19 6:31pm
My peer-advisor story is not a unique one, and many people don’t feel as if their peer advisors have done all they can to help them. But I must ask myself if I did all I could to ask for help.   
04/11/19 12:00pm
So my question is, why are sexual encounters where men benefit more normalized? And how can we combat this idea? By talking.
04/02/19 5:35pm
Equal opportunities to participate are created when professors leading conversations actively engage women, women actively participate, and men in the classroom recognize that they need to leave room for these women.
03/24/19 10:56pm
One thing college campuses tend to lack is comfort; they are chasms full to the brim with diverse people, backgrounds, and stories, but they don’t always radiate the feelings of warmth and support that people need.
03/24/19 7:53pm
We can do more. And we should. 
03/17/19 7:56pm
The insecurity I feel about my body is mine, meaning learning to be comfortable with my appearance is an internal journey. And yes, it is immensely discouraging to be bombarded with images of models who seem so picture-perfect.
03/10/19 8:13pm
The abuse of this drug by students who simply want to cram for their upcoming midterm or pump out a paper at four in the morning is what I take issue with. 
02/22/19 2:53pm
Penn’s competitive culture is a fantastic motivator. It’s also a fantastic reason to feel an awful trepidation when asking for help, whether that help be in reference to a simple homework question or a major search for a post-grad job
02/13/19 7:31pm
We Penn students are entering that dangerous arena of adult love, and sometimes need to be reminded that with adult love there is the possibility of adult heartbreak.
02/02/19 1:38pm
If we fall into cycles of pushing yourself too far, burning out, and then treating yourself to copious amounts of whatever it is that makes you feel temporarily better about yourself, the cycle will never end. Temporary relief is all you’ll ever feel. 
01/27/19 8:16pm
Men need to be encouraged to reveal the more vulnerable parts of themselves normally hidden by the steely outer layer of toxic masculinity.
01/15/19 9:07pm
If Yale can allocate some financial aid funds towards sororities to help bridge this obvious gap between women who can afford sisterhood and those who can’t, Penn should too. 
12/04/18 12:38pm
We’ve all heard the stories — someone gets accepted to the college of their dreams or to the perfect job, and then their position is revoked on the basis of a Facebook photo of them holding a Red Solo cup. 
11/29/18 5:59pm
Thanksgiving is about gratitude, and I think all Penn students, regardless of financial background, would be grateful for a few more days of break. 
11/26/18 1:57pm
Whether an Econ major, a friend of a Penn student, a traveling poet, or a visiting family member, please feel free to stop by and pour yourself a cup of coffee, of which we always have brewed.
11/04/18 8:52pm
It’s a sad fact that practicing your religion in a place of worship has become an act people are scared to perform.
10/28/18 9:30pm
As someone who can’t go to a single frat party without hearing at least one Kanye song, I am concerned about supporting him and his music, for multiple reasons.
10/14/18 4:58pm
Slapping a pink ribbon on the front of your store window and claiming it’s for breast cancer awareness is a shallow, self-servicing appropriation of true struggle.
10/01/18 10:15am
If you’re dealing with something extreme in the sense of anxiety or depression, keeping a diary can help catalogue your feelings and emotions in a more coherent way.
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