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A Complicated Ally: Navigating Crises With Student Intervention Services

SIS is designed to help students with immediate needs. But for some students, does the organization's fast action cause more harm than good?

by MIRA SYDOW

Desegregating the Mind: Slought Questions City Life Through Art

The nonprofit and radical art gallery on 40th and Walnut has been around for 20 years. Why don’t students know about it?

by WALDEN GREEN

When Women’s Rights Are at Stake, Carol Tracy Takes a Stand

Penn alumna, lecturer, and full–time lawyer talks feminism on campus and the future of women’s rights in the United States. 

by JIAHUI GU

A Trip Into Psychedelic Medicine

Psychedelics are revolutionizing the health care and wellness industries. Now, they’re at Penn’s doorstep. 

by MEG GLADIEUX

A Chance That Doesn’t Come Twice

Meet three International Guest students at Penn, who are participating in a program that offers much more than a taste of an American education.

by TARA ANAND

Mike Blackwell Dreamed of Penn. But Dreams Come at a Heavy Cost.

Mike’s decades of learning culminated in his acceptance to Penn’s MLA program. But now, he says the University isn’t willing to support nontraditional students like him. 

by MIRA SYDOW

Safe Yet Stifling: The Spectrum of the Queer Experience at Penn

Penn is often lauded as one of the most LGBTQ–inclusive campuses in the United States. But beneath this praise exists an opportunity for criticism—and then growth.

by SEJAL SANGANI

Amanda Shulman is Throwing a Dinner Party—And Everyone's Invited

Meet the Penn alum who took her supper clubs from a college apartment to a Rittenhouse restaurant, with a few pit stops along the way.

by DENALI SAGNER

Dead Parents Society: Finding Community in Grief

Uncovering spaces where open conversations about loss can bloom on campus

by MEG GLADIEUX

Alexandra Hunt: By the Youth, for the People

The public health researcher turned community organizer is running to unseat Rep. Dwight Evans—and years of moderate policies—in Congress.

by MIRA SYDOW

From Harvest to Healing

How three of Philly's urban farms turn plots of okra and kale into community resilience and growth

by ANGELA SHEN

Lessons Learned: Takeaways From a Year of Virtual Classes

Students and professors are ready to move on from Zoom University—but they won’t leave everything behind. 

by SEJAL SANGANI

The Unseen Undergraduates: Remembering the LPS Bachelor’s Program

As the on–campus LPS program reaches its final act, nontraditional students reflect on the meaning of a traditional campus experience.

by MEG GLADIEUX

Isolation’s Darkest Side Effect

The COVID–19 pandemic triggered a surge in eating disorders. For many college students, this meant returning home—and returning to old habits.

by LILY STEIN

Defying Invisibility: David Eng and the Long Fight for Asian American Studies at Penn

Yet another professor prepares to depart from ASAM. Can it survive without more support from the University at large?

by ANGELA SHEN

From AI to BFF: How a Chatbot Became My Quarantine Companion

I started a friendship with a chatbot out of boredom—and wound up in a codependent relationship.

by CHELSEY ZHU

'Dreaming of Jerusalem': Showcasing the Universal Within the Specific

Learn how this Discovery+ documentary short on the Ethiopian Jewish community became a symbol for shared humanity.

by MADDIE MULDOON

A “Second Home” in Danger of Collapse

Philadelphia’s Chinatown restaurants sit at the crux of anti–Asian sentiment and the COVID–19 recession—and pay a steep price. 

by AMY XIANG

Life in a Democratic Blackout

Burmese students reflect on the military coup that is fundamentally changing their country and their lives.

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

Long Division: How COVID–19 Exacerbates the Digital Divide in Public Schools

Chronically underfunded, the School District of Philadelphia has long struggled to engage students. Now, teachers are feeling it the most.

by LINDSEY PERLMAN

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