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Word on the Street

What Holi Taught Me About Home

 How attending my first Penn Holi experience brought me back to my roots.

by JAY SEKHSARIA

Playing Offsides: A Korean American Soccer Experience

 Seeking out what my immigrant mother saw in the perilous fields of girls soccer in America.

by GEMMA HONG

Reaching for Repose

On cookies, comfort, and small pleasures that we don't let ourselves have.

by ANJALI KISHORE

Authenticity and the Art of Letting Go

To stay true to myself, I am learning to release opportunities that no longer feel right for me.

by JADEN CLOOBECK

Cooking Basics for College Students

How to find cheap, easy and quick dinner recipes.

by JULIA ESPOSITO

Life After Undergrad

I decided to attend grad school in the United States. Here's what I've learned from my journey. 

by CYNTHIA ZHENG

Down the Digital Rabbit Hole

 Social media, pseudo–identities, and saying goodbye to things in small doses. 

by NATALIA CASTILLO

Putting the Pieces Together

 How I developed a puzzling hobby to get through panic and anxiety.

by JULIA ESPOSITO

The Birds and the Bees: For Brown People

 How surveying South Asian American communities at Penn helped me understand culturally defined gaps in sex education.

by SIMRAN CHAND

Love Lessons

A poem on grammar, semantics, and love

by MEG GLADIEUX

Hey Batter Batter, Swing

A baseball game is always being played, somewhere.

by KATHRYN XU

Three Maybes and a Definitely

Our friendship persists across 869 miles. I doubt his beat–up car can travel that far, but our love certainly does.

by ERIKA ACOSTA

How to Fall in Love Again

Post–Romance

by SUDEEP BHARGAVA

Significant Others: The Evolutionary Impact of Friendships

How the often–underestimated power of platonic love makes us who we are today.

by ANJALI KISHORE

Premier League Matches and Perfect Daughters

My struggle with meeting my mom’s hopes for a feminine daughter.

by ESTHER LIM

Decolonizing My Dress Code

 My journey to realizing that my clothes do not define me. 

by W. ANTHONY PÉREZ

Reconnecting with My Roots

Facing graduation, memories of making applesauce as a child make me wonder if I should give up the city for a rural life. 

by ALICIA LOPEZ

On Gap Years and Growth

My year off led me to dream up a version of Penn that the school could never live up to.

by SAYA DESAI

On Grieving Unevenly During the Pandemic

How the COVID–19 pandemic caused grief for so many yet prevented us from mourning properly. 

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

A Tale of Two Cities

An ode to growing up and coming home

by MIRA SYDOW

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