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When Productivity Becomes Unproductive

Ground your relationship with productivity in fulfillment instead of checking off a to–do list.

by MATTHEW SHEELER

More Than The Renegade: The Evolution of TikTok

Chronicling how the social media app has grown from Musical.ly to a platform for social and political change

by PHUONG NGO

Not Your Mother's Pearls: Gen Z's Newest It Accessory

Riffing off of the punks of the 1980s, Gen Z is helping to reinvent a classic for a new generation. 

by AIDAH QURESHI

69th Street: How Sex Un–Education Fails to Prepare Us for Intimacy

In this edition, Focus writer Gabs Raffetto discusses how a lack of sex education in high school left her overly reliant on television for advice.

by GABRIELLA RAFFETTO

A Kardashian Post–Mortem: Looking Back on 12 Years of Influential Fame

A reflection on the family that revolutionized fame

by AIDAH QURESHI

Van Pelt–Dietrich Library is Making Its Return

Studying inside of a library is no longer a dream from a past life. Van Pelt is back—with some changes. 

by MADDIE MULDOON

Houseplants: More Than an Aesthetic

Four hobbyists discuss how houseplants became a source of therapy and comfort during difficult times.

by MATTHEW SHEELER

Fashion and Confidence: To Wear or Not to Wear?

Four Penn students on how fashion affects their confidence—and how each found a unique sense of style

by NAOMI KIM

Examining 'Who Wore It Better' Polls

These seemingly innocuous fashion polls actually promote body–shaming and sexism. 

by TARA O'BRIEN

TTYL, XOXO: Street’s Quarantined Love Issue

From Zoom dates to long walks around our blocks, here’s how Penn found love under lockdown.

by 34ST STREET MAGAZINE

Angelina Moles (@fiercefatfemme) on the Journey to Fat Liberation

Angelina discusses her experiences with medical fatphobia, eating disorders, and self–acceptance.

by EMILY WHITE

The Dark Side of Dating Apps

Dating apps: fun, convenient, problematic.

by AIDAH QURESHI

The COVID–19 Talk: Dating Edition

Two students and a CAPS clinician talk about setting boundaries and facilitating open communication. 

by EMILY WHITE

69th Street: Stop Hating Yourself for Being Needy

In this edition, Street Editor-in-Chief Beatrice Forman learns how to embrace her clinginess.

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Forget Valentine's Day. Here's How to Celebrate Galentine's Day

Make sure to show the special women in your life how much you appreciate them.

by TARA O'BRIEN

Here Are Five Philly Restaurants Offering Valentine's Day Meal Kits

With many dining spots closed on Valentine’s Day, here are some at–home alternatives to a restaurant dinner.

by NAOMI KIM

Are Health Tracking Apps Actually Good for Your Health?

Poor app design may put your medical data and mental well–being at risk.

by EMILY WHITE

Lil Miquela and the Dawn of the CGI Influencer, Explained

These influencers have never had cellulite, acne, or racist tweets. But they're not human—they're CGI. 

by AIDAH QURESHI

Examining Quarantine Food Trends

My (failed) attempt at the one–color–meal challenge, and why quarantine is making us eat such bizarre foods

by NAOMI KIM

Hey First Years, Here's How to Not Let Your Phone Ruin Your First Semester at Penn

Follow these simple steps and your phone won't become your foe!

by JILLIAN LOMBARDI

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