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Behind the Counter: How Hummus Grill's Authenticity and Acclaim Endure

Co–owner Yaron Netz talks about the Hummus team's passion and perseverance, despite the challenges of the pandemic. 

by MADDIE MULDOON

The Weather Station Combats 'Ignorance' On New Album

Tamara Lindeman illuminates the existential threat of climate change on her latest effort.

by ALLISON STILLMAN

We Need to Condemn Anti–Asian Violence, But Not Through More Policing

Relying on racist and oppressive systems won't keep our communities safe. 

by JEAN PAIK

Bridging the Discipline Divide

I’m a pre–med studying English. That’s not a contradiction. 

by EVA INGBER

Philadelphia’s Murals Send Powerful Messages About Black History Month

Must–see sights during Black History Month 

by ARIA VYAS

Diving Into the Paradox of Matt James and The Bachelor's Problematic Casting

Matt James won’t solve the show’s deep–rooted issues in racial representation.

by PHUONG NGO

Dancing with the Devil: Dance in Horror Films

Dance horror is the genre where the graceful meets the grotesque. 

by ARIELLE STANGER

69th Street: How Sex Un–Education Fails to Prepare Us for Intimacy

In this edition, Focus writer Gabs Raffetto discusses how a lack of sex education in high school left her overly reliant on television for advice.

by GABRIELLA RAFFETTO

Why is Taylor Swift Re–Recording her Old Albums?

“Love Story” is the first of many. But why is Swift re–recording her music in the first place?

by EMILY MOON

A Pandemic Within the Pandemic: The Rise of Digital Abuse During COVID–19

How the virtual era has created new forms of harm, and what Penn should be doing to address it

by EMILY WHITE

Letter from the Editor 02.18.2021

On Taylor Swift, my first kiss, and becoming a curmudgeon

by BEATRICE FORMAN

When Stories Grow Claws

I was the victim in my story, the villain in his. Part of growing up is acknowledging the harm I’ve caused. 

by ANONYMOUS

Amazon Prime’s ‘The Wilds’ is the Best Show You’re Not Watching

It’s so much more than a gender–swapped Lord of the Flies.

by MEG GLADIEUX

A Kardashian Post–Mortem: Looking Back on 12 Years of Influential Fame

A reflection on the family that revolutionized fame

by AIDAH QURESHI

Van Pelt–Dietrich Library is Making Its Return

Studying inside of a library is no longer a dream from a past life. Van Pelt is back—with some changes. 

by MADDIE MULDOON

Houseplants: More Than an Aesthetic

Four hobbyists discuss how houseplants became a source of therapy and comfort during difficult times.

by MATTHEW SHEELER

Creativity Cures: An Insight into Art Therapy

What is art therapy and how is it making a difference? 

by JESSA GLASSMAN

Meet Naomi Rosenblum, the Wharton Junior Breaking Out of Her Business Bubble

Artist Inspiration | How this student artist uses her art to spread positivity   

by JESSA GLASSMAN

Weezer's Quirks Shine Through On 'OK Human'

Though Weezer may never return to the heights of 'Pinkerton,' their latest record is authentic in its simplicity.

by ALLISON STILLMAN

Sang Kee Noodle House Had a Hard Year—But They're Ready to Celebrate a New One

Sang Kee Noodle House founder Hugh Kong shares the importance of family, food, and community during COVID-19.

by LILY SUH

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