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Sheil Desai


Kendra Brooks Is the Change Philadelphia Politics Needs

The city’s first Working Families Party member elected to City Council is making waves in Philly politics.

Sky Cafe Brings an Authentic Piece of Indonesia to Philadelphia

An underrated restaurant in a South Philly strip mall is putting Indonesian cuisine on the city’s food radar.

Philadelphia’s Addiction Crisis Calls For a Human–Centered Approach

The city’s novel approaches to a worsening drug epidemic may be missing a key element.

Asian American Studies Celebrates 25 Years of Struggle with Hope for the Future

Penn’s ASAM program reflects on its tumultuous history, while envisioning what growth, community, and change can look like.

How Philadelphia’s Trash Is Spurring an Environmental Justice Campaign

Philly's dysfunctional trash system impacts the wellbeing of its own residents—and the health of its neighboring communities.

Confronting Philadelphia’s Gun Violence Epidemic Means Healing From Its Trauma

A record–setting year for homicides is a wake–up call to address the root causes of the violence.

I Tried to Solve Quarantine Loneliness With Hobbies. It Didn't Work.

Gardening, cooking, photography, and writing couldn’t replace the human connection I craved.

Meet Matthew Shadbolt, Penn First Year and Head of Product at CNBC

This Class of '25 student and working professional couldn't stay away from learning.

Fossil Free Penn Is Back and Ready to Put Pressure on Penn

Coordinators Sarah Sterinbach and Katie Collier share FFP’s vision for the new semester.

Ego of the Week: Bryn Faulkner

Gospel choir singer and musical theater lover by day. Nurse by night. 

Meet Rahim Khan, the Man Behind Penn’s Friendliest Halal Cart

This Pakistani immigrant serves up chicken over rice with a smile.
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