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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 34ST STREET MAGAZINE

Universities Are Recognizing Their Role in the Climate Crisis. Penn’s Policies Remain Outdated

More universities have committed to fossil fuel divestment. Why hasn’t Penn?

by EVAN QIANG

On Being Black @ Penn: What Has Changed Since Summer 2020?

Over a year has passed since the height of the Black Lives Matter movement. What has really changed for Black students on Penn’s campus?

by NAIMA SMALL

As Performing Arts Groups Examine Their Histories, Progress Remains Uneven

While Penn Glee Club successfully merged with Sirens to improve gender equity, Mask and Wig still has work to do before calling itself an inclusive space.

by EMILY WHITE

Police Free Penn: Toward an Abolitionist Future

What Penn students need to know about the organization pushing for abolition at Penn.

by REMA BHAT

COVID–19 Forced CSSP Programs Out of Philly Schools. Students Still Found Ways to Show Up.

As COVID–19 exacerbated inequities in the local school district, student volunteers helped make virtual learning impactful.

by JOANNA SHAN

Formula 1, Human Rights, and You

What do we really mean when we talk about human rights?

by KATHRYN XU

The “Sassy Black Woman” Shouldn’t Be Your Online Persona

The normalized mimicry of Black women on TikTok has real consequences for Black women and girls offline.

by NAIMA SMALL

Are Therapeutic Robotic Pets Replacing Live Pets?

In the digital age, robotic pets have begun to replace live pets as a form of therapy and companionship.

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

YouTuber Apology Videos: What Does It Mean to Be ‘Held Accountable’?

It takes more than a teary YouTube video to meaningfully address harm.

by JEAN PAIK

More Than Just Pizza Reviews: The End of Dave Portnoy?

A deep dive into Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports, and every reason we shouldn’t be “Stoolies”

by KATE RATNER

Brain Implants and the Future of Depression

Will the disturbing past of electroconvulsive therapy affect the success of a brain implant in treating depression?

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

Capitalist Critique on the Big Screen

Is spectacle necessary for the popularity of anti–capitalist media? 

by JEAN PAIK

Lori Loughlin's Questionable Return to the Public Eye

After two months in prison, Lori Loughlin is ready to act like nothing happened.

by EMILY MOON

Can Celebrities Really Be Leftists?

We need more organizers like Noname. 

by REMA BHAT

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