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Meet Helen Gym—Penn alum, community organizer, and trailblazing Philadelphia City Councilmember

The councilmember looks back on her journey in activism and encourages the Penn community to help shape the future of the city. 

by MADDIE MULDOON

Ego of the Week: Lizzie Youshaei

The 2021 Class Board and Shabbatones president talks about community and leadership during the pandemic. 

by CHELSEY ZHU

Arlo Parks Offers Healing on 'Collapsed in Sunbeams'

Parks' debut album exceeds expectations with beautifully brutal honesty.

by EMILY MOON

The Stock Market Has Always Been a Game. Now Gen Z Is Learning To Play.

WTF is going on with the stock market right now?

by MEG GLADIEUX

Are Health Tracking Apps Actually Good for Your Health?

Poor app design may put your medical data and mental well–being at risk.

by EMILY WHITE

‘Promising Young Woman’ Dangerously Sugarcoats its Protagonist's Behavior

A movie that appears to be promising, but in actuality is rather problematic 

by ARIELLE STANGER

What Noah Silver's IMDb Page Doesn't Tell You

The 26–year–old PPE major reflects on his unconventional journey from small–town French boy to Penn student and American actor. 

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

Lil Miquela and the Dawn of the CGI Influencer, Explained

These influencers have never had cellulite, acne, or racist tweets. But they're not human—they're CGI. 

by AIDAH QURESHI

PMA Titles that Hit Different at the Start of the New Semester

Oscar Wilde was right—life really does imitate art.

by JESSA GLASSMAN

Examining Quarantine Food Trends

My (failed) attempt at the one–color–meal challenge, and why quarantine is making us eat such bizarre foods

by NAOMI KIM

It's Time to Move Past Choice Feminism

Mainstream feminism is preventing our liberation from the patriarchy. 

by REMA BHAT

Finding Individuality After One Direction: Zayn's 'Nobody is Listening'

The former members of the beloved boy band are still struggling to develop their own voices.

by EMILY MOON

Letter from the Editor 01.28.2021

On Joja Siwa, Twitter feeds, and feeling news fatigue all the damn time

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Andre Brown Wants to Tell Philly’s Undiscovered Stories

The founder of 'Black Philadelphia Magazine' talks about pursuing journalism, celebrating Black success, and leaving a legacy for the city.

by AMY XIANG

Joe Biden's Not the Only Recently Elected Democratic President

Meet Cassy Ingersoll—the new (and Biden-endorsed) President of Penn Dems

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

Stitch it to the Patriarchy Marks a New Epoch in Activist Fashion

The women–owned small business is changing the community from the ground up, one embroidered sweater at a time.

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

I Can't Feel My Face: The Evolution of The Weeknd's Look in the 'After Hours' Era

The Weeknd stands out among his fellow male pop stars in his self–presentation.

by PEYTON TOUPS

Right And/Or Wrong

Finding sense in the senseless age of COVID–19

by LILY STEIN

Chanel Nichols and MyMARC are Revolutionizing the Beauty Industry

How this 29–year–old Penn senior was inspired by the challenges she faced as a hairstylist to help beauty gurus everywhere 

by MADDIE MULDOON

Hey First Years, Here's How to Not Let Your Phone Ruin Your First Semester at Penn

Follow these simple steps and your phone won't become your foe!

by JILLIAN LOMBARDI

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