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Keeping the Magic Alive

Magic Carpet owners reflect on their time at Penn in the wake of COVID-19’s economic impact

by MIRA SYDOW

The Right Side of History: Republican Students Split On Support For Trump

In the wake of a Trump loss, the future of the Republican Party lies in the hands of some of its youngest members.

by DENALI SAGNER

A Silent Symphony: Penn musicians attune to practicing during the pandemic

Penn Symphony Orchestra members discuss the difficulties of preparing for a digital concert. 

by CHELSEY ZHU

‘Zoomed Out,’ ‘Lonely,’ and ‘Tired’: Hours online with little social interaction wear on Penn students

Mental health organizations on campus discuss the challenges of online learning during the pandemic. 

by PAIGE FISHMAN

Remembering Dear Old Penn

Alumni through the decades recall their fall at Penn memories in the age of online school

by DENALI SAGNER

Constantly Watched But Nearly Invisible

Uyghur students reflect on a childhood of discrimination and the challenges of studying in the U.S.

by CHELSEY ZHU

Thriving (Virtually) at Penn

Penn first years discuss online class, making friends, and finding their independence in the age of Zoom University. 

by AMY XIANG

Singapore Is Fighting a War Against Reality

How the country's residents experience privilege at the cost of propaganda. 

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

Professor Herman Beavers on Toni Morrison, 'Anti–Racism,' and the Greatest Reason To Be in the Classroom

"Reading literature can put you in touch with what it means to be human," Beavers says. "The fact that the protagonist of the story happens to be Black should not be a barrier to you understanding that."

by DENALI SAGNER

On the Road Again: Crossing International Borders During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Scattered across the globe, four international students discuss how their home countries are handling the coronavirus and the uncertain academic year that lies ahead.

by DENALI SAGNER

The [Zoom] Where it Happens: Stories from the COVID Campaign Trail

Two Penn students discuss political campaign work during one of the most contentious election seasons in US history.

by DENALI SAGNER

The Big Unknown: Will Students Social Distance On Campus?

University administrators and professors say it’s up to us to control outbreaks. But can we bear the burden? 

by CHELSEY ZHU

From Houston Hall to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Meet Penn alum and West Philadelphia state representative Rick Krajewski

by DENALI SAGNER

Unpacking Systemic Racism in Healthcare—HIST 560: Race, Gender, and Medicine in U.S. History Does Just That, And More

The summer history seminar explores how racial and gender discrimination has fueled inequalities in public health, drawing parallels to the present day pandemic. 

by CHELSEY ZHU

'An HBCU at an Ivy League School': Examining the History of Du Bois College House

Residents and alumni of Du Bois turn to the house’s past as they grapple with its future. 

by DENALI SAGNER

‘You Can’t Not Take That Home’: Penn Nurses on the Emotional Toll of Coronavirus

From New York City ERs to online clinicals to Philadelphia test sites, COVID-19 is reshaping nursing

by ANNABELLE WILLIAMS

'Moments Like This': Three Penn Quarantine Narratives

How we bond over Minecraft, dance, and Mafia. 

by CHELSEY ZHU

How Penn Students Have Taken Action After Coronavirus

Student activists have mobilized to help the Penn and Philadelphia community. 

by SOFIA HELLER

Campus Next Door: Going Undercover as a Drexel Student

What life is like for a Dragon and how it compares to being a Quaker

by SOFIA HELLER

Who Owns Locust?

Fraternities and student groups have different visions for the future of Penn's campus

by ALLISON WU

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