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Caution vs. Revolution: The Divide on Climate Change

Students are upping the pressure, but Penn's administration is still reluctant to pursue bold action.

by KATRINA JANCO

Facing the Music with Penn's Resident String Quartet

The Daedalus Quartet has wowed audiences from Rodin lounges to Carnegie Hall.

by SHINYOUNG HAILEY NOH

More Than Just a Trend: What It's Like to Be Vegan at Penn

Some people see vegans as promoting an exclusionary lifestyle, but these Penn vegans push back against that perception. 

by PAIGE FISHMAN

Smokes’ Then and Now

A night shadowing a Smokey Joe's bouncer with a look back to Smokes' past

by ALLISON WU

Hurrah for the Red, White, and Blue

ROTC students commit to military life early. How does that shape their Penn experience? 

by SRINIDHI RAMAKRISHNA

On the Clock, Off Campus: When Students Look Beyond Penn for Work Experience

From babysitting to cooking to scooping ice cream, students in off–campus jobs find new skills. 

by SHINYOUNG HAILEY NOH

Hispanic Girl. ‘White’ Music. Gray Area.

I grew up loving Warped Tour and Taylor Swift, but I never felt welcome among their fans. 

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Weathering the Storm: Being at Penn When a Natural Disaster Strikes at Home

What it's like to study at Penn while worrying about the effect of a natural disaster on your home and family. 

by KATRINA JANCO

The Love Issue: February 13, 2019

Street's annual Love Issue is back, bringing together user–generated essays and content from Street writers about love in all its forms — the complicated, messy, weird, funny, tiring, and soul-crushing.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

Taking The Vagina Monologues into 2019

After The Vagina Monologues' cancellation at Temple, members of Penn's V–Day Movement reckon with keeping a show from 1996 inclusive in 2019. 

by ALLISON WU

How Penn Archaeologist Joyce White Became an Expert Witness in a High–Profile Smuggling Case

Her work on the Thailand Ban Chiang site helped stop the smuggling of 10,000+ ancient artifacts.

by MEERABELLE JESUTHASAN

The Government Shutdown is Over, but Penn Still Feels The Aftershock

Reckoning with the effects of the longest government shutdown in American history. 

by SRINIDHI RAMAKRISHNA

Not on My Block: How New Development Threatens West Philadelphia’s Historic Buildings

Exploring the cost of new development in Spruce Hill, Philly’s first ‘streetcar suburb’

by COLIN LODEWICK

A Permanent Legacy: The Naming Process at Penn

Months after Steve Wynn’s name was removed from campus, the conditions for granting naming rights—and revoking them— remain mysterious at Penn

by MEERABELLE JESUTHASAN

The Bottom Line: Does Wharton Place Profits Over People?

Wharton students and professors reckon with their school’s murky ethical education.

by ALLISON WU

One City, Two Homes

For Philadelphia natives, coming to Penn means re–examining their relationship with a city they have always called home.

by ANGELA LIN

‘Leave, Leave, Leave:’ Why Some Students Struggling with Mental Health Feel Penn Pushed Them Off Campus

Are leaves of absence always the best solution for Penn’s most vulnerable students? 

by CHRIS SCHILLER

Radical Student Activism and the Appropriation of Teach–Ins at Penn

Uncovering the legacy of teach-ins at Penn, from the 1960s to 2018.

by NAOMI ELEGANT

Life on the Autism Spectrum at Penn

Penn is a leader in autism research, but falls short in supporting autistic students like me.

by KATRINA JANCO

How International Students at Penn Navigate the Job Search Alone

International students choose Penn in the hopes of accessing premier jobs. But once they're here, it's a race against the clock to find domestic companies to sponsor their visas.

by SHINYOUNG HAILEY NOH

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