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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

From the Kardashians to 'Sports Illustrated,' Self Acceptance Has Never Been More Confusing.

As Facetune becomes more ubiquitous, is it possible for celebrities to preach body positivity if their livelihood relies on touch-ups?

by GABRIELLA RAFFETTO

Broken Promises: Deportations Continue Under Biden’s Administration

President Joe Biden promised no more deportations in the first 100 days of his administration. What happened?

by JEAN PAIK

Zealots, Zodiacs, and Zazen: Gen Z and Spirituality

What the 'New Age' movement is, and what spirituality looks like today

by GABRIELLA RAFFETTO

Penn Non–Cis and Penn Association for Gender Equity's New Trans–Inclusive Language Guide

These two activist organizations on campus have joined forces to promote trans–inclusive language on campus and beyond.

by KATHRYN XU

The Emptiness of Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' Statue

Feminism is more than breaking through the glass ceiling. 

by JEAN PAIK

What the Switch to Remote Learning Means for Students with Disabilities

Lessons on allyship and inclusivity from Disability Advocacy @ Penn

by ARIA VYAS

Uncover Penn’s Hidden Histories Through the Augmented Reality App

The Penn & Slavery Project’s educational, critical, and accessible new app is available for download.

by JESSA GLASSMAN

Netflix's 'Drive to Survive' Refuses to Reckon with Racism

Racial justice is a glaring omission in a documentary of the 2020 Formula 1 season with unprecedented access.

by KATHRYN XU

Celebrating Her: Women's History Month

Recognizing the silenced voices of humanity

by GABRIELLA RAFFETTO

Eating Out Again? Rethink What You’re Paying For

Tipping has drained the restaurant industry for decades. These restaurants have a better solution. 

by ANGELA SHEN

These Philadelphia Bakeries are Using Food to Fight Racism

Camille Cogswell, High Street Philly, and Fitz and Starts discuss what it's like to use baked goods as a form of protest.

by REMA BHAT

I Lived on the New Sophomore Dining Plan for a Week. This is What Happened.

An experiential dissection of Penn’s shift in dining policy and the meaning of dining as a Penn student

by MEG GLADIEUX

Dieting, Depression, and Distortion

How a year of pandemic isolation has negatively impacted body image

by GABRIELLA RAFFETTO

Crust Vegan Bakery: "A Business Built on Beliefs"

This bakery was able to open a new storefront, keep paying its workers, and donate to local organizations during the pandemic. 

by EMILY WHITE

Grassroots Food Truck is Planting Seeds in the Philadelphia Community

Founders and chefs Troy Harris and Kareem Wallace provide more than just delicious food.

by ARIELLE STANGER

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