Articles by Sophia DuRose

03/17/19 11:56pm
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.
03/11/19 12:13am
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 7:53pm
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
02/14/19 12:31am
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 6:38pm
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. 
01/28/19 1:16am
Men need to be encouraged to reveal the more vulnerable parts of themselves normally hidden by the steely outer layer of toxic masculinity.
01/16/19 2:07am
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 5:38pm
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 10:59pm
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 6:57pm
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.
11/05/18 1:52am
It’s a sad fact that practicing your religion in a place of worship has become an act people are scared to perform.
10/29/18 1:30am
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 8:58pm
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 2:15pm
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.
09/28/18 12:14am
New on-campus housing built with the intention of fostering a better sophomore community sounds like a great idea — if said sophomores are offered a choice about participation.
09/22/18 1:09am
Am I being dramatic? Possibly. Does this discount the necessary conversation about the construct of seniority not being a valid argument in public spaces? Not at all.
09/12/18 11:55pm
Considering all freshman pay the same amount for their dorm rooms, those left out in the heat are sure to question why their comfort is seemingly less important. 
09/06/18 12:24am
A person should be valued because they are a person, and not because you think they could be your person.
08/29/18 10:27pm
Don’t forget that the Radian isn't the only place you can live in if you move off campus. 
08/11/18 10:36pm
Fumbling through a summer fling, where I am the first to admit that I had no idea what I was doing, proved to me that relying on someone else to explain my actions led me no closer to self-realization than my (unsuccessful) attempts at Penn.
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