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Word on the Street

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

2020

Learning how to count on others, unlearning how to count calories.

by KATIE FARRELL

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

Living with Climate Change–Induced Hopelessness

How am I supposed to focus on anything when the threat of climate change hangs over my head?

by HARSHITA GUPTA

Finding My Will to Fight For the Planet

My journey from climate guilt to climate action

by LAYLA MURPHY

Why the Best Ships Are Friendships

I couldn't imagine what my life would be like at Penn without club swimming, and I never plan on finding out.

by KATELYN MASSE

After a Month, I'm Still Just A Little Bit Sick at Penn

How the common cold has become a more of a personality trait than a condition for me.

by ILYSE REISMAN

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