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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

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

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

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