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Examining the ‘Skinny or Fashionable’ Trend

Social media users are calling out thin privilege online. 

by SARIKA RAU

Indigenous Communities Have Been Disproportionately Affected by COVID–19

How America is dangerously repeating its dark history of neglect and ignorance. 

by JULIA ESPOSITO

Dear Penn: Your “Messages” to the Penn Community Aren’t Enough

Penn once again gives their condolences, but fails to address their role in the problem.

by HANNAH YUSUF

Behind the Hidden Politics of the Nobel Prize

Unpacking Louise Glück's recent honor and the uncertain future of a literary Nobel.

by ANDREW BASILE

Our Bodies are just Bodies

By celebrating what our bodies do over what they look like, body neutrality presents a cure to our image–obsessed culture.

by REMA BHAT

Presidential Debates Have Lost Their Worth

Why these events must detach from their current state of pure entertainment. 

by JESSICA XU

The Politics of 'Papers, Please': Border Control and Biological Essentialism

Lucas Pope’s 2013 release is an empathy game with the typical messy moralities of video games.

by KATHRYN XU

The Gentrification of Fashion: Re–Selling on Depop

Price–gouging and fast–fashion shaming render sustainability exclusive.

by REMA BHAT

Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia—But You Still Need to Vote.

Despite Trump's claims of corrupt mail–in ballots, you should vote.

by JULIA ESPOSITO

Our Altered Relationship with Time

What happens when pandemic time meets the Penn semester calendar?

by PEARL LIU

Penn Debate Society Evaluates the First Presidential Debate

Both candidates have strong ties to Penn, but would they have made the debate team? 

by KIRA WANG

Hello Kitty ACAB: The Aestheticization of Politics

"Woke" memes aren't the flex you think they are.  

by REMA BHAT

An Open Letter to 'Saturday Night Live': Don't Joke About the Debate

Because it's just not funny anymore.

by JULIA POLSTER

Asian Arts Initiative Raises Money for USPS with Pen Pals Project

As USPS faces pressure to perform amid financial constraints, this project merges art activism with the need for communication to buoy the social service.

by ALICE HEYEH

An Ode to The Crazy Woman

The reduction of a woman's identity to a merely dismissive adjective is a trope as old as time. 

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

Queer Dating On Campus: What It’s Like for Lady–Loving Ladies

A recently re–shaped social club, Sappho, aims to create a safe space for Queer women. 

by JULIA ESPOSITO

What Does It Mean To Be An Ally?

A conversation about allyship with four of Penn’s powerful Black voices about how the Penn community—and world at large—can ensure anti–racism is a movement, not a moment.

by EVA INGBER

Regressive or Radical? An Insight Into the Debate Surrounding OnlyFans

How misogyny plagues the way in which women are allowed to take ownership of their bodies and identities. 

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

Making Worlds is Making Strides Towards Inclusivity

This local bookseller has found a silver lining among the summer's chaos: People are thirsty for books.

by JULIA ESPOSITO

Why Upperclassmen Should Check Out This Year’s Penn Reading Project

James Baldwin's "My Dungeon Shook" reminds readers that the America of the 1960s isn't all that different from today's.

by JULIA ESPOSITO

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