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Kira Wang


Ego of the Week: Andrés Gonzalez–Bonillas

Meet the student–activist who loves writing and hates Penn. 

Overlooked and Underserved: Penn’s Struggle for Indigenous Visibility

Between Natives at Penn and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, Native students and faculty alike have called on the University to take action. 

For Doc Pickle, Pickling Is More than A Science. It’s a Labor of Love.

Originating 50 years ago in a basement, this third–generation pickle company has perfected their art and gained a cult Philly following in the process.

'The Big Change’: Inside the Fight to Save the UC Townhomes

A vibrant, joyful community of nearly 70 households make up the University City Townhomes—but this community stands to lose everything it loves in the face of eviction.

Alchemy Coffee Is a Welcome Break from the Rush of Coffee Culture

Alchemy Coffee x Keystone Wellness Shop offers a tranquil gathering space for coffee lovers and CBD enthusiasts alike.

Maggie Rogers’ ‘Surrender’ Burns Bright in Its Emotional Catharsis

After a nearly three–year–long hiatus, Rogers’ sophomore album swallows you whole in the best way possible. 

The Mormon Mommy Meltdown, Explained

Influencers and swingers and divorces, oh my. 

Penn 10: Serena Gandhi

Things Serena loves: her grandma, Pottruck, farmers’ markets, and choosing herself above all else. 

Anywhere but Home

Penn’s housing services promise students a “home away from home.” But for some, that promise is broken under the strain of complicated roommate situations and college house policies.

Playboy Bunnies, Hugh Hefner, and the Commodification of Sexual Abuse

It’s not liberating to wear the Playboy bunny logo—it’s just excessively consumerist. 

Netflix’s 'Hype House' Isn’t Just Boring—It’s Sad.

Living in the Hype House was once the pinnacle of TikTok success. Now, it’s just a shallow reminder of the miserable nature of fame. 

Soak in the Holiday Spirit at Philadelphia’s Christmas Village

Featuring festive knick–knacks, holiday lights, and a German food court, the Christmas Village in Center City is the place to be. 

The Golden Egg That Is the Canada Goose

To be honest, they’re not even that cute. 

Would You Die for a Dumptruck?

The truth behind the Brazilian butt lift

Televising Child Abuse: The Rise of the Family Vlogger

What do Tik Tok star Zoe Laverne and YouTube channel 8 Passengers have in common? Child exploitation. 

Gabby Petito and the Case of Missing White Woman Syndrome

Influencer Gabby Petito’s death went viral on social media. But are internet sleuths even helping to solve the case?

Four Ethiopian Restaurants Bringing Flavor to West Philly

Explore Ethiopian cuisine with these four restaurants just minutes away from Penn's campus.

Digital Nomads: 'Workcation' or Colonization?

Working from a vacation destination sounds like a dream, but the reality is more sinister than it seems. 

The Problem with 'White Girl Wellness'

The wellness industry is dominated by white women—here’s why we need to fix it.

We Don’t Always Need to Be 'That Girl'

The “that girl” lifestyle has taken TikTok by storm—but is it even attainable?
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