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Word on the Street

Election Reflection: Owen Burns C'17

What upsets me most about this election is this: Trump’s victory is obviously shocking, and he won due to a crazy-high turnout from uneducated, low class voters throughout the country.

by OWEN BURNS

Election Reflection: Kimberley Fernandez, GSE

I am—like so many of us are—too tearful and bruised to speak coherently, to gather my thoughts and move beyond paralysis toward action.

by KIMBERLEY FERNANDEZ

Election Reflection: Sophia Carlson C'19

I am so proud to be an American. We live in a democracy that allows us freedom of speech, the ability to vote, makes it lawful that we can love who we want to love, that we can be black or white or hispanic or asian or indian or any other multitude of ethnicities-- and under law, we are equal.

by SOPHIA CARLSON

Election Reflection: Nick Moncy C'17

What about my friends who are disabled?

by NICK MONCY

Election Reflection: Emily Cieslak C'19

A woman’s victory is women’s victory just as a woman’s loss is women’s loss.

by EMILY CIESLAK

Election Reflection: Jason Choi W'17

Tonight, I also learnt that what I knew was only a fraction of America.

by JASON CHOI

You're Not Hooking Up With Anyone, and That's Okay

How I learned to make my own happiness.

by JACKSON PRICE

The Man Behind the Mascot

What it's like to be the Quaker.

by ANONYMOUS

Fly Away

How spin classes saved me.

by HANNAH NOYES

Eulogy for the Living

Losing someone is a lifetime of what–ifs. 

by SABRINA QIAO

My Female Same–Sex Relationship

Please, just let me enjoy my DFMO in peace.

by ZOE ALBANO-ORITT

Curbing the Crimson Wave

Penn should provide free tampons.

by LYDIA ROBERTS

Food for Thought

A slice of life with a food disorder

by COREY FADER

Dancing with the Devil

My summer as a New York club promoter.

by GOMIAN KONNEH

The Black Crayon

My racial heritage is more than a label.

by JACKIE NIKPOUR

Having a Voice

Ditching OCR for opera.

by MAXWELL LEVY

Reputation vs Reality

An incoming transfer student grapples with Penn's press coverage.

by ALIYA CHAUDHRY

Selling Out is the New Keeping It Real

I am one of those kids who really want to sell out.

by CLARIS PARK

Choose Yourself

I couldn’t be who I had to be to attend Penn.

by KIVA SEWELL

Hard to Say

A Penn student speaks out about abusive relationships in college.

by ANONYMOUS

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