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Word on the Street

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.

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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

Pants on Fire: Why We Shouldn't Sensationalize Sex

Valentine’s Day is just two days away. This week, Word on the Street is taking on Penn’s sex culture, which has a lot less to do with what you did last night and a lot more to do with what you said you did.

by BYRNE FAHEY

5 Ways Study Abroad Can Go Wrong

We’ve all heard the success stories, and seen the corresponding Instagrams, but sometimes study abroad can be not so perfect. Here’s how

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A Broadening Education: Point

The deadline for most study abroad applications is quickly approaching, but not everyone will be hitting submit on the 15th. WOTS does double–time this week, bringing you perspectives on Penn Abroad from both sides of the Atlantic

by CONOR COOK

A Broadening Education: Counterpoint

The deadline for most study abroad applications is quickly approaching, but not everyone will be hitting submit on the 15th. WOTS does double–time this week, bringing you perspectives on Penn Abroad from both sides of the Atlantic.

by JULIA LIEBERGALL

Why Black Lives Don’t Matter to the Criminology Department

Saturday is the 150th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment. Sunday marks the start of Black History Month. Despite the days and weeks dedicated to remembering, Penn's Department of Criminology forgets—or refuses to acknowledge—the violent, inhumane treatment of black Americans throughout history. This week, Word on the Street brings you a story of a class that didn’t count and the implications of a seemingly harmless administrative decision.

by ROSA ESCANDON

Penn Integration Timeline

Let’s see how far we’ve come

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Eight Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Philly and Penn provide some great opportunities to learn about and celebrate black culture and history this February

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The 9 Most Memorable Quotes from Rush Convocation

Meghan Gaffney, the Associate Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, had some words of wisdom to this year's 632 PNMs last Tuesday night.

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On Getting Cut

When you get to Penn, you hear a million things about sorority rush. One girl says it’s the best thing she ever did, while another didn’t even think about trying it. One girl realized it wasn’t for her and dropped out, while another found her best friends. The one thing you won’t hear is what the girl who got cut has to say. I'm that girl.

by CASSANDRA KYRIAZIS

60 New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

We asked real Penn students to tell us their 2015 New Year’s resolutions. Here’s what they said...

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When Justice is Shot

“A system cannot fail those who it was never meant to protect.” -W. E. B. DuBois

by ROSA ESCANDON

The Downtown Boycott

There are benefits to ditching the scene and finding fulfilling activities outside the realm of bouncers and bartenders.

by ARIELA OSUNA

Word on the Street: Closeted Pride

The summer before coming to Penn, I would have considered myself halfway out of the closet.

by CONOR COOK

Older, Not Wiser

4 a.m. fears rarely stand to reason in the morning light. The irrational insecurities that race through your brain, colliding like cars on the Autobahn, slow down as the sun comes up.

by MARLEY COYNE

Word on the Street: Bursting the Penn Bubble

Penn students could all benefit from being a little less afraid of our neighborhood. 

by EMILY JOHNS

Word on the Street: Housing My Concerns

A pre–frosh recently asked me what my least favorite part of Penn is. My immediate answer was housing.

by ALYSSA BERLIN

Eating Up Our Time

There’s no denying that at a school like Penn every minute is working overtime, and even then there never seems to be enough time.

by AVA VAN DER MEER

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