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Ego of the Week: Ashwarya Devason

Between hours spent in the research lab, this senior is makes sure to further her passions for empowering first–generation, low–income students and studying feminist theory.

by SOPHIE BARKAN

Penn's Daniel Gillion on Research as a Tool for Storytelling

Meet Dr. Gillion, a Poli Sci professor utilizing interdisciplinary methods to shift racial and ethnic paradigms from within the classroom.

by RIANE LUMER

Ego of the Week: Jack Franklin

Between music, marketing, and making Wharton feel like home, this senior certainly has his plate full.

by ANJALI KISHORE

Meet Maeve Stiles, the Star Athlete Embracing the Unexpected

The president of the Women’s Athletic Association wants you to put yourself first and not take life too seriously.

by SOPHIE BARKAN

Jawa Like Wawa

The newly elected Class of 2026 president shares her hopes of fostering a sense of home at Penn.

by NORAH RAMI

Ego of the Week: Bella Mirro

Meet the senior running a restorative organization, juggling female–led research, and truly taking in all that Philly has to offer.

by RIANE LUMER

Meet Professor John Lapinski, the Man Behind the Decision Desk

Professor Lapinski heads the decision desk at NBC news, and Penn students and faculty make up a pivotal part of his team.

by DEDEEPYA GUTHIKONDA

Getting Personal with Fossil Free Penn

Gigi Varlotta is an advocate for change and community in Philly, beginning with their role in Penn’s homecoming game disruption.

by NORAH RAMI

Ego of the Week: Andrés Gonzalez–Bonillas

Meet the student–activist who loves writing and hates Penn. 

by KIRA WANG

A 'Nation's Revolution' Comes to Philadelphia

The Iranian women’s justice movement is shifting the worldwide social landscape, and we're seeing it right here in our city.

by ANJALI KISHORE

Ego of the Week: María José (Majo) Rodríguez Velázquez

Meet the senior who utilizes her trilingual talents to form meaningful friendships across all ends of campus.

by SOPHIE BARKAN

Dance For A Cure

Meet the students relaunching the revolution towards battling pediatric cancer

by RIANE LUMER

Competitive Dance Shaped Her Future

Meet Rebecca Nadler, a dance star in her old life and an advocate in her new one.

by RIANE LUMER

A Window to Another World

Exploring culture and cinema with Professor Mahyar Entezari at the Penn Middle East Film Festival.

by NORAH RAMI

Ego of the Week: Luis Leme

Whether he’s in the recording room or his research lab, this senior finds the time to balance his passions for music and medicine. 

by NORAH RAMI

‘The Future of Presidential Elections Is on the Line Right Now in Pennsylvania’

Inside the Student Push for Gubernatorial Candidate Josh Shapiro

by ANJALI KISHORE

Singer, Songwriter, and Penn Student: @injimusic

Meet the TikTok star (and student) who’s gone viral with her songs “GASLIGHT” and “MADELINE.”

by SOPHIE BARKAN

Ego of the Week: Joel Olujide

Three years after his last conversation with 34th Street, this student chef still hasn't slowed down.

by ANJALI KISHORE

What’s Cooking on Campus: Meet Penn’s Amateur Chefs

For the best home–cooked (or dorm–cooked) meals this side of the Schuylkill, look no further than the High Rises. 

by HANNAH LONSER

Ego of the Week: Cynthia Gu

Meet the senior pursuing all of her academic passions while finding the time to crochet a temperature blanket. 

by EMMA MARKS

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