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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 Penn’s Policies Remain Outdated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

Are Masks the New Protest Fashion?

Masks offer a sense of anonymity that is necessary in the age of surveillance capitalism.

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

Gwen Stefani, the Harajuku Girls, and the Asian Pop Culture Fantasy

The fetishization of Asian aesthetics by celebrities isn't the representation we need.

by JEAN PAIK

Netflix and the Illusion of the Inclusive Workplace

The ongoing Netflix scandal provides a jarring example of how companies tokenize marginalized workers while still refusing to listen to their concerns. 

by NAIMA SMALL

Haitian Refugees: Pandemic vs Morality

How the pandemic has complicated the search for asylum

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

What Does R. Kelly’s Conviction Mean for Black Women?

Black women had been calling out R. Kelly’s predatory behavior for decades—so how did he get away with his crimes for so long?

by NAIMA SMALL

Student Gentrification in Philly: TempleTok and 'Don't Go Past 40th'

How students contribute to negative narratives around their college neighborhoods

by KATE RATNER

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