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Love and Longing in ‘Modigliani Up Close’

A landmark retrospective at the Barnes Foundation traces Modigliani’s debts to memory.

by IRMA KISS

Reclaimed Land: Philadelphia’s Urban Agriculture Movement

A look at the past, present, and future of Philadelphia’s community gardens.

by KATIE BARTLETT

More than Medicine: A Holistic Approach to Care

Penn’s new CARE–7 curriculum teaches medical students how to provide palliative care to patients with serious illness. 

by AVALON HINCHMAN

A New Kind of Leader for Philadelphia

Four public servants have already declared their candidacies in what’s shaping up to be a competitive 2023 mayoral election—and in a vast departure from a historically male mayorship, the majority of them are women.

by HANNAH LONSER

‘Stewarding Nature’ with #SaveTheMeadows

The city’s “master plan” for FDR Park delivers long–awaited resources to South Philadelphia—but not in a way that keeps the needs of the community or nature in mind.

by EMILY MAIORANO

Overlooked and Underserved: Penn’s Struggle for Indigenous Visibility

Between Natives at Penn and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, Native students and faculty alike have called on the University to take action. 

by KIRA WANG

Toward an Accessible Penn: Student Experiences with Disability–Related Accommodations

Exploring the complex relationship between disability, accommodations, and diagnosis at Student Disability Services

by SEJAL SANGANI

Chef Kurt Evans Is Fighting for Criminal Justice Reform—One Dinner at a Time

As a chef–organizer–entrepreneur, Evans highlights the stories of incarcerated individuals through food, storytelling, and—most importantly—empathy. 

by AVALON HINCHMAN

Temporarily Together, Fur–ever Friends

While fostering a pet seems like just a months–long project, the love that these pets provide is life–changing. 

by GEMMA HONG

Bok Is Bigger Than a Building

Once an abandoned vocational school, the Bok Building in South Philly is now a window to the past and a haven for up–and–coming creatives. 

by NATALIA CASTILLO

Penn’s Permanent Residents: What It’s Like to Call a College House ‘Home’

Penn’s in–house faculty members live with their families amid the hustle and bustle of undergraduate dorm life—and have fun while doing it. 

by ALANA BESS

Working Hard, Partying Sober

Penn is known for its drug–fueled parties and work–hard–play–harder culture. But what happens when you’re sober?

by MEG GLADIEUX and WALDEN GREEN

Anywhere but Home

Penn’s housing services promise students a “home away from home.” But for some, that promise is broken under the strain of complicated roommate situations and college house policies.

by KIRA WANG

Penn’s Venture Lab Tells a New Story About Entrepreneurship

From innovative architecture to test kitchens and design spaces, Venture Lab redefines the traditional vision of entrepreneurship at Penn—one that welcomes all. 

by JIAHUI (EMILEE) GU

The Comeback Kid

Michael Cogbill’s Philly–focused politics and community organizing landed him a position on the 3rd District ballot to the U.S. House of Representatives—until a legal challenge from an opposing candidate tried to crush his campaign. 

by MIRA SYDOW and IMRAN SIDDIQUI

A Walk Through The Woodlands with Jane Austen

Jane Austen, ”Bridgerton,” and The Woodlands give us an escape from modernity and a trip into the literary past.

by ALICIA LOPEZ

When One Door Closes, Another One Opens

While the COVID–19 pandemic led many restaurants across the city to close, others head in new directions as they navigate an ever–evolving restaurant landscape. 

by ARIELLE STANGER

Branching Out with Penn Student Government

PSG advocates on behalf of the student body. But what are the limits of its powers as a constituency of the University?

by AVALON HINCHMAN

Living with Long COVID

Two years after the COVID–19 pandemic’s onset, cases are falling and restrictions are being lifted. But for many, symptoms still linger.

by SEJAL SANGANI

Behind the Mask of @pennmemes

Street sat down with the owner of the most known account on campus, and she tells all—except for her name.

by MEG GLADIEUX

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