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Campus Life

Letter from the Editor, October 2023

When senior year rolls around and the young talent grows up, it becomes time to assume the role of teacher and begin preparing the next generation to care as much as you've cared.

by WALDEN GREEN

Ego of the Week: Sarah Girgis

Sarah Girgis is hungry to address food insecurity in West Philly.

by ELLA SOHN

Ego of the Week: Emily Huynh

Biking from Bloomers to Pottruck, Emily Huynh is always on the go. 

by GEMMA LEVY

Best Thing to Do in Philly? Stand in a Really Long Line

Finding the joy in flocking to a Thing.

by MAIA SAKS

Taking Nature Out of Its Casket with Emily Maroni

This advocate for climate–informed burial practices is taking traditional funerals to their graves.

by PARIN KEERTHI

Tina Zhang’s Shining Armor

Meet this trinket–obsessed junior who’s transforming her passion project into a one–of–a–kind jewelry business.  

by SOPHIE BARKAN

Ego of the Week: Mya Gordon

This seasoned senior is forever geared up for a new adventure.

by NORAH RAMI

Ego of the Week: Yoni Perla

From comedy to faith, this Penn senior is always looking for new ways to create community.

by ELLA SOHN

Penn Palates, Drexel Plates

Why Penn students should explore the world of Drexel food trucks—and a few suggestions

by CALEB CRAIN

Climbing to New Heights

Penn's free wall is revolutionizing campus climbing.

by ANNA O'NEILL–DIETEL

Megan Laubacher Puts the Heart in Healthcare

Inspired by her own medical experiences, this Nursing senior has made it her goal to give back and help others. 

by SOPHIE BARKAN

Dating Across Campuses and Time Zones

Juggling long distant romance and the challenges that come along with it as a college student

by ANNA O'NEILL–DIETEL

Return of The Prodigal Artist

Rediscovering myself in the arts community of my hometown

by NORAH RAMI

Letter from the Editor, September 2023



by WALDEN GREEN

Jonnell Burke is Only Asking for What She’s Already Due

The television writer sits down to talk about her career, her inspirations, and the WGA strike.

by ISAAC POLLOCK

West Philly Meets Foodtok

Your next favorite Philly Tik Tok chef only owns one cookbook.

by KATE RATNER

There's Nothing Iffy About Iffy Books

Meet the Penn alum reading books and challenging the power at Iffy Books.

by YEEUN YOO

Ellen Yin: Cooking Connection in the Kitchen

 The 2023 Outstanding Restaurateur has found a home in the restaurant business .

by JULES LINGENFELTER

Lorenzo di Bonaventura's Transformation: From Wharton to West Hollywood

 Transformers producer discusses his beginnings at Wharton, that lead him to the business of film. 

by CALEB CRAIN

Near Misses

And how you don't find them over and over again.

by ENNE KIM

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