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Word on the Street

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

You're a Wizard, Harry

For the majority of my generation, the Harry Potter series conjures memories of magical childhood nights lined up outside of Barnes and Noble and heated debates about which Hogwarts house you would be in.

by ABIGAIL KOFFLER

The Warmth of Privilege

I have, over the course of the last few years at Penn, occasionally left my jacket behind at a party.

by ADAM HERSH

NSOver It



by ORLY GREENBERG

Doing it for the Insta

Your life, cropped and filtered. 

by CONOR COOK & EMILY JOHNS

My Summer Job Is Better Than Yours

Better than coffee runs and Bank of America.

by KATHERINE HARTMAN

Word on the Street: Sometimes I Go To the Movies By Myself

And you can, too.

by CASSANDRA KYRIAZIS

Word on the Street: Death, Meditations and Positivity

Remembering an alumnus, leader and friend.

by ROCHELLE SHEN

Word on the Street: So I Fucked Up My Five Year Plan

At the beginning of this summer, I made a 78–item to do list. Tasks ranged from the mundane (email academic advisor) to the absolutely critical (bikini wax ASAP) to the unlikely to receive a check mark (run half marathon). The List (one of many) is part of my Five Year Plan, an ambitious—probably cocky—set of goals which include drafting a novel before turning twenty two, getting into a top law school, and deferring the offer for a year or two participate in a fellowship abroad that fuses human rights research with journalism.

by MARLEY COYNE

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