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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.