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Campus Life

Notes From The Anxious Girl Underground

Navigating the anxiety of death and isolation amidst a pandemic

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Diary of a Former Pandemic Barista

Working at a coffee shop during COVID–19 helped me find connections to others.

by MEG GLADIEUX

I Tried to Solve Quarantine Loneliness With Hobbies. It Didn't Work.

Gardening, cooking, photography, and writing couldn’t replace the human connection I craved.

by SHEIL DESAI

How Quarantine Saved My Penn Career

When the pandemic started, I was applying to transfer out of Penn. Now, I’m glad I didn’t.

by JULIA ESPOSITO

Stretch Marks

A meditation on self–love, or a lack thereof

by ANONYMOUS

Meet Matthew Shadbolt, Penn First Year and Head of Product at CNBC

This Class of '25 student and working professional couldn't stay away from learning.

by SHEIL DESAI

The Quaker Girls Keep the Spirit Alive at Penn Sports Games

This dance team tears up the turf at Franklin Field and heats up the hardwood at the Palestra.

by ANJALI KISHORE

Ego of the Week: Sam Kaufmann

Meet the senior who spends his free time tackling environmental issues and playing Friday night Mafia games.

by ALANA BESS

Meet Erin Brennan, Co–Founder of the Penn Screenwriters' Guild

This College junior writes scripts based on Hemingway poems and family dramas.

by SAYA DESAI

Searching for School Spirit

My journey to connect with Penn's community

by JOHN NYCZ

Letter from the Editor 11.14.2021

On Red (Taylor's Version),  falling in love, and finding my redemption arc

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Andrew Mendoza Gives Fresh Fades and Friendship

Have no fear. Your next haircut is in good hands.

by ALANA BESS

Ego of the Week: Madison Woods

This Penn senior can be found on both the field and the stage, juggling her favorite activities. 

by SAYA DESAI

Letter from the Editor 11.07.2021

On TikTok trends, Tweeting about Pete Davidson, and another bout of anxiety

by BEATRICE FORMAN

I've Never Had a Serious Relationship—And That's Okay

Before I could have cinematic moments with others, I had to experience them alone. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Going Gray

I spent too much time on my phone. So I took drastic measures.

by RACHEL SWYM

Ego of the Week: JJ Kampf

Between engineering, music, and a sports analytics internship, Shabbatones co–president JJ Kampf keeps busy.

by ANJALI KISHORE

Who Oversees Protests on Campus? Meet the Open Expression Division of Student Affairs

This branch of administration works to protect free speech rights at Penn.

by ALANA BESS

Letter from the Editor 11.02.2021

On growing up, overscheduling, and intrusive silence

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Hurrah for the Red and Blue ... and Green? Penn Sustainability Keeps These Student Leaders Busy

Meet the students pushing to make Penn a more climate–friendly university. 

by ANJALI KISHORE

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