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Penn The Brand

Selling the University to a global market.

by SHINYOUNG HAILEY NOH

Lauren Lareau: the single mom and Penn grad taking on a Republican incumbent

The Penn alum and single mother challenges a Republican incumbent in Buck's County.

by JULIA BELL

The Rise and Fall of Pilam

Looking back on the history of Penn's 'alt frat' and storied DIY music venue.

by ANGELA LIN

The Amazon Phenomenon

Can University City's local bookstores compete with “The Everything Store"?

by JAMES MEADOWS

Where Not to Get an Abortion in Philadelphia

Inside the Philadelphia clinics that provide abortions—and those that pretend to.

by HALEY WEISS

Talking Consent and the ‘Gray Zone’ with the NYT Modern Love Editor

Talking about the Times' series with its editor and a Penn student who contributed. 

by ANNABELLE WILLIAMS

Dinner with a Side of 30 Rowdy Penn Kids

At Philly BYOs, Penn students push profits up but drive other diners away.

by NAOMI ELEGANT

The Ivory Tower is Built On Eight Dollar Smoothies

Franklin’s Table Food Hall and the decline of affordable food at Penn.

by COLIN LODEWICK

Stilettos and Sequins: Drag Queens on Campus

As drag enters the mainstream, the heels come out at Penn.

by DALTON DESTEFANO

Packaging Penn: What Your Tour Guides Don't Tell You When You Visit Campus

Investigating Penn's promise to the Class of 2022 through a campus tour.

by SHARON CHRISTNER

Eating Disorders Don't Discriminate

Men comprise roughly one third of people living with eating disorders. They represent significantly less of the dialogue.

by ANGELA LIN

How Religion Complicates the Sexual Learning Curve

Students with religious upbringings navigate misconceptions and sex ed discrepancies when they come to Penn

by CAT DRAGOI

The 7,000–Mile Divide

They're the largest group of international students at Penn but over 85 percent of Chinese international students say they don't have one American friend.

by NAOMI ELEGANT

An Illusion of Safety: How Crime Can Still Infiltrate Penn's Campus

The University has tried to build a safety bubble around campus. Students aren't so sure.

by EMILY CIESLAK

We Challenged Penn to Reexamine Its History of Slavery—And Our Project Isn't Over

Inside the search for ties to slavery among Penn's early trustees

by VANJESSICA GLADNEY

Dating while Asian at Penn: The Fine Line between Fetish and Preference

Twelve students discuss how race plays a role in their romantic lives on campus.

by ANGELA HUANG and ARIANA MCGINN

The Cult of Cryptocurrency: The Penn Students and Campus Groups Buying into the Boom

Penn students have made—and lost—thousands of dollars through blockchain. And they can't get enough.

by JAMES MEADOWS

The Next Big Fling: Penn Alums Reflect on Fling's Glory Days

A farewell to Fling in the Quad as we know it.

by ANGELA LIN

The Night Shift: 12 Hours in The Fresh Grocer

Behind the scenes with the Fro Gro overnight staff and their nocturnal patrons

by SHARON CHRISTNER

Camera–Ready Culture: The Price of Penn's Fascination with Being Photographed

How a prestige–signaling practice entered into Penn's club culture mainstream

by NATALIE KAHN

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