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American Vegan Center Opens in Old City

The center works to bring together history and delicious food—without animal cruelty.

by EMILY WHITE

How Prison Labor is on the Front Lines of Environmental Disaster Relief

Inmates are exploited as cheap labor to fight the climate crisis, while simultaneously being considered disposable. 

by JEAN PAIK

Penn GenEq Offers a Home for First–Year Students

Penn’s new pre–orientation program, Penn GenEq, provides an affinity space for first–year students interested in gender equity work. 

by REMA BHAT

Behind the Curtain of Social Justice Instagram Accounts

It's unethical for white-led social justice pages to be ambiguous about their identity. 

by JEAN PAIK

Vaccine Hesitancy Isn't Simple: A Brief History of Medical Crimes Against the Black Community

How understanding the horrific history plaguing America’s medical community can help tackle vaccine mistrust in the present. 

by REMA BHAT

The Exotification of Shohei Ohtani

Examining how the MLB superstar is viewed through an American gaze

by KATHRYN XU

Billionaires Aren’t the Philanthropists They Think They Are

The rich’s charity work doesn’t address social inequality—it reinforces it. 

by JEAN PAIK

The Unwarranted Controversy Surrounding Lizzo's "Rumors"

Behind the backlash against Lizzo and Cardi B's new single.

by EMILY MOON

Congee and the Problem of Asian Food Appropriation

Asian food doesn’t need to be “improved” to fit white aesthetics.

by JEAN PAIK

Meet the Penn Grad Representing Penn Students in the State House

Street checks in with State Rep. Rick Krajewski seven months after his first day in office. His biggest lesson on the job? Change takes time.

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Philly’s Housing Crisis & the Black Community: The Case for Penn to Step In

The COVID–19 pandemic is worsening housing disparities for Philadelphia's Black community. Penn needs to help. 

by REMA BHAT

Are Influencers the Key to Reversing Vaccine Hesitancy?

As vaccination rates continue to decrease, social media stars could turn things around.

by EVAN QIANG

Behind the Algorithm: How AI Silences Small Creators

A war is brewing between small content creators and Big Tech.

by EVAN QIANG

Breaking Down the Victoria's Secret Rebrand

Facing years of criticism for its promotion of toxic standards of beauty, the lingerie giant is attempting to reinvent itself as a champion of female empowerment.

by JILLIAN LOMBARDI

Naomi Osaka Doesn't Owe You Anything

The recent controversy surrounding Naomi Osaka and the French Open reminds us that professional athletes are not immune to mental health struggles. 

by EMILY MOON

How Philly is Crafting the Road Towards Restorative Justice

Philadelphia has created a slew of initiatives that foster accountability, not carcerality.

by JEAN PAIK

Community Gardens Grow Food—and Social Transformation

How community gardens can help create a more just future

by JEAN PAIK

Social Causes on Social Media: How To Combat Performative Activism

Why performative activism endangers progress

by ARIA VYAS

A Dialogue on Grieving 'Anti–Asian Violence'

Kingsley Song and Sudeep Bhargava, the chair and vice chair of the Asian Pacific Student Coalition, reflect on grieving and the ongoing violence towards the Asian community. 

by SUDEEP BHARGAVA and KINGSLEY SONG

Behind the Backlash of Lil Nas X’s 'MONTERO' Music Video

How criticizing Christianity can be empowering

by GABRIELLA RAFFETTO

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