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Stressed, Stuck, and Stifled: Penn’s Class of 2025 Talks Applying in a Virtual World

Applying to college has never been easy. But it’s never been harder than it is now.

by MIRA SYDOW

Why Did Pennsylvania Flip Blue?

Pennsylvania likely decided the 2020 presidential election. But the deciding factors weren’t what you think. 

by SEJAL SANGANI

Bridging the Discipline Divide

I’m a pre–med studying English. That’s not a contradiction. 

by EVA INGBER

It’s Not You, It’s COVID–19: Finding and Losing Love in Quarantine

Penn couples and professors on the challenges of keeping love alive during the pandemic

by ANGELA SHEN

Lasting Scars: Albert Kligman and the Holmesburg Prison Experiments

Penn's most celebrated dermatologist experimented on incarcerated people. The University still hasn't owned up to his legacy.

by DENALI SAGNER and MAX COHEN

Andre Brown Wants to Tell Philly’s Undiscovered Stories

The founder of 'Black Philadelphia Magazine' talks about pursuing journalism, celebrating Black success, and leaving a legacy for the city.

by AMY XIANG

The Invisible Burden

As the tenure clock ticks, professors with children face the added pressure of child care now that COVID-19 has merged work and home life.

by LINDSEY PERLMAN

Rethinking Rush: Greek life adapts to a world with COVID-19

With remote events and the dangers of in-person gatherings, members are split on whether Greek life is worth it

by SEJAL SANGANI

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

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