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Growing Up and Growing it Out

The curtain bang may be commonplace today, but it was originally a sign of defiance.

by STELLA LEE

Communication: Everywhere, All the Time, All at Once

Social media, relationships, and why more doesn’t mean better

by BOBBY MCCANN

The Cruciverbalist Craze Taking Over Gen Z

What’s the clue to crossword's popularity across Penn’s campus and social media? 

by TALIA SHAPIRO

No, You Can't Sit With Us

Undressing the politics behind elitism on dating apps.

by NATALIA CASTILLO

A Campus Tradition Unlike Any Other

Penn Marriage Pact brings together students trying to find love, a hookup, or something else entirely.

by CALEB CRAIN

Who Rules the Girl Internet?

The girl–ification of TikTok isn't pretty in pink. 

by ZAARA SHAFI

The Untold Story of the Philadelphia BYO

Your Friday night Ambrosia is a modern day adaptation of a Philadelphia's history of prohibition. 

by MADELINE KOHN

Sex Machina: The Hot and Dangerous World of Robots

One of the biggest drivers of new technology is sex.

by LUIZA LOUBACK

Finding Adulthood Through the Mob Wife Aesthetic

Does TikTok's newest aesthetic mark Gen-Z's emergence into adulthood?

by NATASHA YAO

Take It to the Streets: What to Do in Philly This Month

This month: Concerts. Obscure Film Screenings. Art Installations. Sneaker Conventions—and lots more to explore. 

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

Like Taking Collagen From a Baby

Sephora is the new sandbox.

by ZAARA SHAFI

The Return of the Aughts and the Nots

How the Y2K revival reignites a problematic trend for women’s bodies.

by ZAARA SHAFI

The Comeback of Color

Color is finally being celebrated in fashion again after years of an obsession with neutrals.

by ZAARA SHAFI

The Decline of Kylie

The release of Kylie Jenner's clothing line Khy may have been the final nail in the celebrity brand's coffin.

by ZAARA SHAFI

Taylor Swift’s Relationship with Travis Kelce has the NFL Seeing Green

The league has used the relationship to market to Swifties—at the expense of core fans

by CALEB CRAIN

Beyond the Ribbon: Unravelling the Layers of Coquette Core

How coquette fashion is helping women reclaim their femininity

by NATASHA YAO

Street’s Favorite Internet Trends of 2023



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The Rise and Fall of "It" Water Bottles

Just like "It Girls," water bottles live rent free in our minds.

by ANNA O'NEILL–DIETEL

Hashtagging Crises and Retweeting War Crimes

Navigating the uncanny, disorienting world of wartime social media

by MAIA SAKS

Bimbo Feminism isn’t Revolutionary, It’s Regressive

Convincing women that a “head empty” stance is a feminist one only empowers the patriarchy.

by NAIMA SMALL

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