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Penn's Toxic Culture Is Our Responsibility

 The environment on campus is ours to shape.

by JACKSON BURKE

What It's Like to End an Athletic Career

Walking away from something you love is never easy. Here's why.

by MICHELLE PEREIRA

How I Stay Sober at Penn

Religion and personal preference keeps me away from alcohol 

by ALIYA CHAUDHRY

Life After Death on Campus

We learn of losses through email.

by STEPH BARRON

Living with PTSD at Penn

I try to be kind to myself.

by ANONYMOUS

Sleep Deprivation Won't Cure My Depression

The mental fog rolled over often, shrouding the different lobes of my brain.

by ANONYMOUS

On Being a Photographer at Penn

A Life On the Periphery

by ISABELLA CUAN

I'm done hiding my sexuality to fit in.

For years, I have tucked my sexuality behind strands of my thick, blonde hair and the thread of preppy clothing.

by ISABELLA SIMONETTI

Mental Health is Hard Work

My depression isn’t sexy; it’s hard work and constant effort. 

by JAMIE GOBRESKI

Penn's Enforcement of the New Task Force Policies Is an Insult to Assault Survivors

Penn promised to protect us. It’s time we take the University to task. 

by DANI BLUM

Caught In Between Cultures

Too American to be fully Indian and too Indian to be fully American

by MANJARI GANTI

An Ocean Apart: Puerto Rico and Penn

"I will never quite feel at home on campus."

by GABY GOITIA

I Spent My Summer in Culinary School and a Monastery

How I Took the "N" out of Banking and Added Some Zen

by SAVI JOSHI

I Am Gender–Fluid, And Yes, It's Confusing For Me Too.

I don’t want to do this. I stood in front of our middle school locker room door, tugging nervously at my ponytail.

by ANONYMOUS

In the Summer, We Exist in Limbo.

Accepting that this time in my life has an expiration date enables me to live in it a little more.

by DANI BLUM

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