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Word on the Street

A Picture's Worth 365 Days

How an Instagram photo diary taught me to slow down and appreciate the ups and downs of life.

by NATALIA CASTILLO

From Sidewalk to Studio 8H: The SNL Stand–By Experience

Trying to get tickets to SNL is not very glamorous, but getting the chance to watch the show live is a moment you’ll never forget. 

by JACOB POLLACK

Learning How to Be a Child of Divorce

More baggage to pack up and bring to college

by RYANNE MILLS

Non-Slip Black Sketchers and Carmy Monologues

Thank you Jeremy Allen White—now my friends pretend to understand the hell of brunch service.

by ESTHER LIM

Relearning How to Heal

Healing from domestic abuse isn’t linear, and it isn’t easy.

by ANONYMOUS

Everybody's Wife

I’m haunted by the ghosts of yellow fever.

by OLLIE KIM DUPUY

The Main Character's Burden

On 'The Summer I Turned Pretty,' teenage summer fantasies, and what it means to live a life of passivity. 

by SRUTHI SRINIVAS

The Separation of Church and State

On the overturning of Roe v. Wade

by EMILY MAIORANO

Amatonormativity and the Complex Web of Relationships

Untangling my flawed perceptions of romance

by JULIA ESPOSITO

Regaining Control

How overcoming my eating disorder taught me to lower my mask and let people in.

by ANONYMOUS

Across the Schuylkill

A tale of two Phillies

by KATE RATNER

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

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