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Campus Life

Composing the Future with James Diaz

Ph.D. student James Diaz leans into the avant–garde as he subverts the typical expectations of Western classical music.

by VIKKI XU

Amelia Stoesser Ignites her Inner Spark

 As President of Sparks, Penn’s student-run dance company, this pre-med sophomore dances through her busy schedule 

by SOPHIE BARKAN

The Hidden Nature of Assault at Penn

There’s a dangerous culture of female assault on Penn’s campus. 

by ANONYMOUS

Open Mics and Tazo Tea

Kelly Writers House provides a respite from the competition on campus.

by NOAH GOLDFISCHER

Ego of the Week: Cayden Franklin

From Greek life to genetics, this senior knows how to live true to himself. 

by NOAH GOLDFISCHER

Letter from the Editor, April 2023

Music has the unique power to heighten our experiences in real–time, so when you reach one of life’s season finales, it’s imperative to choose the right soundtrack.

by WALDEN GREEN

Finding Home in the Quad

Ebonish Lamar, the Fisher house director, explores her responsibilities helping first years find their home at Penn. 

by ELLA SOHN

My Name, My Story

On reclaiming my identity through my name

by YEEUN YOO

Recalculating the Curriculum

Lou Lozzi is working with Penn to challenge the ways we approach high school STEM education.

by VIKKI XU

Ego of the Week: Jing Jing Piriyalertsak

 This senior has made her mark on campus, one pun at a time.

by SOPHIE BARKAN

Love Me, Detest Me—Just do it on Paper

Even with the advent of texting, you should still be writing letters.

by ALEXANDRA KANAN

Ego of the Week: Lah’Nasia Shider

No matter where you are, this senior will take the time to help you find your way.

by ELLA SOHN

Churning Up New Ideas with Mark Wasuwanich

Meet the senior embracing spontaneity as an ice cream entrepreneur and climate change innovator.

by SOPHIE BARKAN

Letter from the Editor, March 2023

Going on antidepressants completely recalibrated the way I think about college, and it might not be the worst thing if we all became more of a Prozac Nation.

by WALDEN GREEN

It's Just Hair

What would Nietzche say about 2 a.m. bangs?

by NORAH RAMI

The Many Lives of Anne Duchene

Interest rates are far from the most interesting thing about everyone's favorite ECON 0100 professor. 

by ELLA SOHN

Ego of the Week: Franny Davis

Whether she’s writing Bloomers’ spring show or brewing coffee in Wilcaf, this senior finds community all over campus.

by SOPHIE BARKAN

From Philly to Philly, The Long Way Around

Why staying close to home for college can be both a blessing and a curse.

by ALLYSON NELSON

This Star Physicist is Taking an Extraordinary Approach to Stargazing

Meet the Marshall Scholar and astrophysicist opening the door to disability inclusion in STEM.

by SOPHIE BARKAN

The Horror of Gender: Sof Sears' Stories About Society

Disentangle the complexity of gender and girlhood one horror story at a time.

by VIKKI XU

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