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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

Not Going Anywhere: Frats and the Fight for Space on Locust

From tax exemptions to prime real estate, how fraternities continue to dominate the heart of campus—and why the topic is so hard to report on. 

by ANNABELLE WILLIAMS

Born This Way: Legacy Admissions At Penn

Alum connections, application advice, and the other advantages legacy applicants have over their peers

by ANDREAS PAVLOU

50 Years of 34th Street Magazine

Following 34th Street's paper trail from 1968 to the present.

by JULIA BELL

For Veterans, the LPS Program Camouflages the Real Penn Experience

Many LPS students—especially veterans—say that their Penn experience is not the same one undergrads were sold on.

by ANGELA LIN

More Than Just Grading Papers: What It Takes to be a Penn TA

Grading disputes, office hour tears, and all the other hidden work that goes into being a teaching assistant at Penn.

by PAIGE FISHMAN

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 Bucks 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

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

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