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Word on the Street

On Tinder and Tarot Cards

How I learned what it means to love during quarantine

by JULIA ESPOSITO

A Word to the Verbose

A reflection on my relationship with the English language

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

Right And/Or Wrong

Finding sense in the senseless age of COVID–19

by LILY STEIN

On Becoming a Penn Student During COVID-19

How I found my Penn family amid a global pandemic

by TAHANA AHMED

Include Jews in Your Activism

An Open Letter to AOC, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Non–Jewish Left–Wing Activists.

by ARIELLE STANGER

Pressure Drives the Worst Bargains

How I knew it was time to drop pre-med

by BECKY WEISBERG

How Percy Jackson Helped Me Face My “Fatherless” Reality

Thank you, Rick Riordan 

by KIRA WANG

My Fight as a FGLI Student

For the past three years, I’ve had to combat impostor syndrome, internalized inadequacy and classism. 

by TYIRA BUNCHE

Rewriting My Undergraduate Experience

How staying home during fall 2020 allowed me to re-imagine my future

by KESHAVA KATTI

Dear Em:

A love letter, to my friend, on the cusp of young adulthood.

by ANONYMOUS

Toni Morrison’s 'Tar Baby': What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Is pain a part of love? For Black women in relationships, it’s often inescapable and normalized. 

by KALIYAH DORSEY

Life, Interrupted

Coping with the present while longing for the past— when will things be “normal” again?

by EVA INGBER

Racism is Ingrained in Asian American Communities. We Can Change That.

A letter to young Asian Americans on confronting racism 

by CHELSEY ZHU

A Note On Quarantine Companionships

The trials and tribulations of navigating online friendships. 

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

The Schedule of An Educator in the Age of COVID–19

How we must turn to each other for the greatest sense of support. 

by MÉLANIE PÉRON

Nuts Are My Favorite Food

I am learning there is no such thing as perfection when it comes to self–love. 

by ANONYMOUS

Charting My Growth On Paper Plates

How giving back to Camp Kesem gave me more than I could imagine. 

by SHANNON PETERS

What Living With An Anxiety Disorder Has Taught Me—And What It Can Teach You

I choose not to let GAD define me, but strengthen me.

by AIDAN MAYER AHEARN

Why I Left Greek Life—And Joined CAFSA

How the organization offered me an opportunity for change on Penn's campus. 

by CLAIRE MEDINA

Learning to Love Myself In The New Decade

How I took action to change my perception rather than my personality. 

by BRIAN VU

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