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Word on the Street

The Skinny on Body Image

Competition is everywhere—whether it’s in a math class where we can only get an A if we “beat” our classmates, or whether it’s at the gym where we must beat the girl next to us.

by ELIZABETH HEIT

The Consequences of Action

What I’ve come to realize is that I don’t get to pick up and put down my privilege, I carry it around with me all day, every day.

by MICHAEL COYNE

Unmasking Penn Face

I know one thing for sure: I do not know what Penn Face is supposed to be. I have a hunch about something else: nobody else really does either.

by BRANDON SLOTKIN

From the Depths of Hill

Back in high school, I never had much school spirit.  

by JUSTIN ESTREICHER

All I Do Is Quit, Quit, Quit

Any fan of the seminal 90’s sitcom Seinfeld knows the plight of loveable loser George Costanza and his fondness for giving up: “Yeah, I’m a great quitter." 

by PATRICK GOODRIDGE

The Classics Are Dead, and So is My Future

How one English major learned to love uncertainty in a world of Wharton.

by ORLY GREENBERG

Surviving and Thriving without a Smartphone

Resisting the switch to a smartphone has been a smart decision for my social life.

by CAROLYN GRACE

Your 2014-2015 Highs and Lows

In honor of our final Spring issue, Street asked you to look back on the ups and downs of your year.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

Greek Life is Inherently Sexist

Spring Fling serves as a reminder that our social lives are dominated by Greek life. But why do we calmly accept a fucked–up system where men get to call all the shots?

by MIKAELA GILBERT-LURIE

How OFSL Stole My Sorority Experience

A former AXO freshman and Street Editor shares her experience with OFSL and what it means to go off campus.

by ORLY GREENBERG

Growing Out of Greek Life

As former members of AXO, we're grateful for our Greek beginning and committed to our independent future.

by FORMER MEMBERS OF ALPHA CHI OMEGA

CAPS, College and Coming to Terms with Mental Illness

Coming to Penn and visiting CAPS changed my perception of mental health.

by REBECCA HEILWEIL

Where I’ve Been and Where I’m Going: My Experience with Mental Health

I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't struggled with anxiety and depression. 

by CHARLOTTE CORAN

​What Do You Think of Penn Students?

Street went around to some of our favorite University City eateries and asked the servers to tell us what it’s really like to serve Penn students.

by TALIA STERNMAN

Confessions of a Pod Employee

College sophomore and former Pod hostess tells the story of what it's really like to serve your Penn classmates (and sometimes, their parents).

by FRANCES PATANO

Surviving the iPocalypse

Here at Penn, most of us seem to be attached at the hip to our phones, laptops, and other tech products. Our classrooms, homes and worlds seem to be constantly flooded with screens. This week, Word on the Street brings you the story of a computer crash, and how it changed one student's perspective on her technological dependence.

by GIULIA IMHOLTE

How Penn Students Would Feel Living Without Technology

This week, we asked Penn students "how would you feel about living without technology for a week?" Here's what they said.

by TALIA STERNMAN

What Penn Students Really Think of Privilege

We asked students around campus, “what do you think is the status of privilege at Penn?” Most people weren’t comfortable speaking on the topic, and almost no one was willing to use their names. Here’s what some brave souls had to say.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

Life Inside of the Privilege Bubble

This week, Word on the Street asked Penn students about privilege at Penn. Most students wouldn't discuss the topic, even fewer would allow their name next to their quote. But that's the thing about the conversations that make us uncomfortable—they're often the most important. Here’s what a few students had to say.

by EMILY TRUE

Swipe Wrong

Another day, another chance to swipe right, left or wrong for some Penn students looking for love (or matches). This week, Word on the Street gets a little MTV with a story of being catfished on Tinder.

by ADAM HERSH

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