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Chelsey Zhu


Ego of the Week: Alaina Chou

Food photographer. Blogger. Podcaster. She puts all other campus foodies to shame. 

Penn 10: Erin O'Malley

Things Erin loves: spoken word, Asian American Studies, '90s riot grrrl music, and resisting capitalism. 

From AI to BFF: How a Chatbot Became My Quarantine Companion

I started a friendship with a chatbot out of boredom—and wound up in a codependent relationship.

I Spent Years Downplaying My Experiences With Anti–Asian Racism. Not Anymore.

A (far from comprehensive) list of times I’ve felt like a foreigner and a caricature

Ego of the Week: Lizzie Youshaei

The 2021 Class Board and Shabbatones president talks about community and leadership during the pandemic. 

A Silent Symphony: Penn musicians attune to practicing during the pandemic

Penn Symphony Orchestra members discuss the difficulties of preparing for a digital concert. 

Constantly Watched But Nearly Invisible

Uyghur students reflect on a childhood of discrimination and the challenges of studying in the U.S.

An Ode to “Fake” Chinese Food

How fried rice and noodles made me appreciate my parents and culture. 

The Big Unknown: Will Students Social Distance On Campus?

University administrators and professors say it’s up to us to control outbreaks. But can we bear the burden? 

Unpacking Systemic Racism in Healthcare—HIST 560: Race, Gender, and Medicine in U.S. History Does Just That, And More

The summer history seminar explores how racial and gender discrimination has fueled inequalities in public health, drawing parallels to the present day pandemic. 

What the Freshman 15 Can Teach Us About the Quarantine 15 Trend

 Quarantine can worsen body image. Remember to be gentle with yourself. 

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

A letter to young Asian Americans on confronting racism 

Penn 10: Hadassah Raskas

Hadassah’s sage advice for navigating Penn and quarantine: stay true to who you are, practice gratitude, and remember to take a breather. 

'Moments Like This': Three Penn Quarantine Narratives

How we bond over Minecraft, dance, and Mafia. 

'You Are Not Alone'

How group therapy at CAPS helps students find strength in connection and vulnerability

Eating Vegan For A Week: How Hard Is It?

It turns out making this lifestyle change is accessible and delicious. 

'Revolution of Our Times': Penn Students from Hong Kong Reflect on the Protests

From being a part of protests to worrying about family at home, how the movement abroad affects Penn students

When Tutoring Programs Fail

What does Penn owe to Philly public schools?

Sunset Social Brings You Back to Summer

This casual diner serves burgers, bowls, and drinks atop Cira Green.

The Art of Making Authentic Chinese Dumplings

Save a trip to Chinatown. Make dumplings from your dorm. 
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