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Let’s Get Disoriented

Rising junior Megha Neelapu discusses the Disorientation Guide and its deep roots in community advocacy.

by SRUTHI SRINIVAS

Combatting Sex Work Stigma Using Arts Advocacy

Strongly rooted fears of prostitution and the trade is the last wall to break before meaningful reform—and the arts may be a useful avenue for achieving it.

by SRUTHI SRINIVAS

The Free Library of Philadelphia: A Vital Institution Worth Defending

Ongoing activism to fund the Free Library is a fight for both resources and community.

by CONNOR NAKAMURA

“A Sustainable Marketplace”: Reimagining Sustainable Futures

The Feminist Flea Market and Grant Blvd highlight local sustainability–focused artists with their upcoming market on Earth Day weekend.

by JEAN PAIK

Kendra Brooks Is the Change Philadelphia Politics Needs

The city’s first Working Families Party member elected to City Council is making waves in Philly politics.

by SHEIL DESAI

‘Flipping the Script’ Speaker Series Learns From Existing Diversity in Hollywood

This two–week event on Penn’s campus celebrates the unique backgrounds of underrepresented creatives in the film and television industry.

by SRUTHI SRINIVAS

A Union Is Brewing

The significance of union organizing at the 34th and Walnut Starbucks

by CONNOR NAKAMURA

Care in Flux

The lack of accessible child care options remains an issue for families at Penn and beyond.

by CONNOR NAKAMURA

Philadelphia’s Addiction Crisis Calls For a Human–Centered Approach

The city’s novel approaches to a worsening drug epidemic may be missing a key element.

by SHEIL DESAI

A Difficult Reality: Campus Activism at Penn

What stands in the way of student organizing?

by CONNOR NAKAMURA

How Philadelphia’s Immigrant Students Are Being Failed by the State

Inequity in public education has been the norm for years. This Pennsylvania lawsuit is hoping to change that. 

by SRUTHI SRINIVAS

Asian American Studies Celebrates 25 Years of Struggle with Hope for the Future

Penn’s ASAM program reflects on its tumultuous history, while envisioning what growth, community, and change can look like.

by SHEIL DESAI

Penn Needs To Take Better Care of Its Student–Athletes

While Penn has taken some measures to ensure the wellness of its players, there’s still more to be done.

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

How Philadelphia’s Trash Is Spurring an Environmental Justice Campaign

Philly's dysfunctional trash system impacts the wellbeing of its own residents—and the health of its neighboring communities.

by SHEIL DESAI

How Philly Is Stepping Up to Help Afghan Refugees

Local organizations are aiming to ease the transition for the city's influx of Afghan evacuees

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

Confronting Philadelphia’s Gun Violence Epidemic Means Healing From Its Trauma

A record–setting year for homicides is a wake–up call to address the root causes of the violence.

by SHEIL DESAI

Black women, don't hold your breath for love—it's all around you.

30 years since its release, Terry McMillan's ‘Waiting to Exhale‘ still resonates with Black, college–age women.

by KALIYAH DORSEY

Labor Organizing is on the Rise—and Philly Workers are Taking a Stand

How labor unions are asserting their power during the pandemic

by JEAN PAIK

Scientific Equality in the CDC

The CDC’s decision to include mood disorders as a risk–factor for COVID–19 reflects strides towards understanding mental illness.

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

Penn, Interrupted

Pandemic, Protest, and Philly: Returning and Remembering in 2021

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

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