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Word on the Street

Presenting Madam President

Longer than my resume, however, is the list of things I've been rejected from. And that list is long. The bar is simply higher here, and despite my 6'0 stature, sometimes I can't reach it. 

by ALLIE COHEN

Who is..."The Most Likely to Win on Jeopardy?"

Being awarded the superlative "Most Likely to Win on Jeopardy" was my high school's polite rephrasing of "Class Nerd."

by SARA-PAIGE SILVESTRO

I'm a Literal Quaker

It took me four times to make it to Meeting for worship.  The first two times I didn't even make it out of the house.

by JULIE LEVITAN

A Rabbi, A Rabbit, and a Grandma Walk Into a Bar...

This summer I was a middle aged rabbit going through a messy divorce.  I was a grandmother with a penchant for S&M, and bank robber who could communicate only in song.

by MIKAELA GILBERT-LURIE

MRS. Misses the Point

It's 9 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and in my book, I should be at one place and one place only: Copabanana, drinking margaritas.

by ELENA MODESTI

Transfer State of Mind

I do not consider the label of “transfer student” to be my identity, but rather, I proudly identify as being part of the transfer community at Penn.

by ALYSSA CHANG

From Dartmouth to Downtowns

After my freshman year, I transferred from Dartmouth to Penn, which makes me a statistical anomaly: only a couple dozen students transfer out of the smallest Ivy League a year.

by KYLE BIGLEY

Follow up to WOTS: Eating Disorders

Not just something that happens to other people's friends, and how to recognize if it's happening to yours (or yourself)

by DINA ZARET

The Order of a Disorder

I first learned how to make myself throw up during my junior year of high school.

by ANONYMOUS

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

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