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Word on the Street

Life, Interrupted

Coping with the present while longing for the past— when will things be “normal” again?

by EVA INGBER

Racism is Ingrained in Asian American Communities. We Can Change That.

A letter to young Asian Americans on confronting racism 

by CHELSEY ZHU

A Note On Quarantine Companionships

The trials and tribulations of navigating online friendships. 

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

The Schedule of An Educator in the Age of COVID–19

How we must turn to each other for the greatest sense of support. 

by MÉLANIE PÉRON

Nuts Are My Favorite Food

I am learning there is no such thing as perfection when it comes to self–love. 

by YASMIN RIZVI

Charting My Growth On Paper Plates

How giving back to Camp Kesem gave me more than I could imagine. 

by SHANNON PETERS

What Living With An Anxiety Disorder Has Taught Me—And What It Can Teach You

I choose not to let GAD define me, but strengthen me.

by AIDAN MAYER AHEARN

Why I Left Greek Life—And Joined CAFSA

How the organization offered me an opportunity for change on Penn's campus. 

by CLAIRE MEDINA

Learning to Love Myself In The New Decade

How I took action to change my perception rather than my personality. 

by BRIAN VU

To All the Clubs I've Loved Before

Laura Jean writes to heartbreakers. I write to the ones that didn't make my resume.

by KATHARINE COCHERL

I Don't Need Love. I Have Hookup Culture.

DFMO comes first, name comes second.

by ANONYMOUS

On Being Nobody

My mother taught me first to love books. Then, she taught me to love quietude.

by JULIA KAFOZOFF

Still Loving What I've Lost

While I outgrew childhood distractions, I never quite outgrew worrying.

by ISABELLA SIMONETTI

Winning Essay: Love, Toolbox Child

Sometimes, love has calloused hands and rough edges.

by LAUREN DRAKE

Runner Up: Miles and Days

Drifting across contents, your love tethers me to home.

by ANONYMOUS

When Times Get Rough, Find Common Ground With Others

How our two different stories with CAPS group therapy intertwined

by MICHEL LIU and KATHLEEN GIVAN

Weird Flex But Okay: Western Capitalist Culture Has Made Yoga Harmful

How capitalism's appropriation of yoga converted it from empowering to damaging.

by ANNA FLEMING

Dodgeball Taught Me Everything I Need To Know About Confidence

How a summer tournament changed the way I approached my strategy to life and leadership.

by DEREK NHIEU

Shaping My Own Judaism

How I started practicing my faith à la carte

by LEESI ISRAEL

I'm Done Waiting Around For Someone Else To Solve The Climate Change Problem

My long–time awareness of climate change didn't make me any less ignorant of it.

by JULIA ESPOSITO

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