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Shelby Abayie


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Penn 10: Barbara Chrem

For Barbara, nursing is the perfect union of interpersonal attraction and STEM.

Unpacking the Resurgence of Modern Witchcraft

Contrary to popular belief, witches are not the devil. 

Elon Musk: Defender of Free Speech or Power–Hungry Entrepreneur?

Here's what Elon Musk's attempt to buy Twitter reveals about freedom of speech and the power of wealth. 

Alt–Girls of Color Are Here To Stay

The alt–girl aesthetic is incredibly whitewashed. Luckily, a new crop of creators are fighting against it.

Sidechat to the Main Stage: A New App That Is Taking Over Campus

A new app called Sidechat has taken Penn by storm—but what exactly is it? 

Are Fashion Collaborations With Nonprofits Purposeful or a Profit Ploy?

Hermès recently released a scarf in collaboration with Coded by Kids—but how much of the profit is actually being donated?

BookTok Is Making Books Cool Again

Bookworms are revolutionizing reading, one recommendation at a time.

YouTube: A Platform For The Modern Philosopher?

From Contrapoints to Shanspeare, these modern philosophers are paving the way to accessible intellectualism.

Fanfiction: The Good, The Bad, And The Thirsty

To be honest, fanfiction isn't as weird as you might think. 

The Greeks Had Six Words for Love—Here’s a Book for Each One

According to the ancient Greeks, love isn't just romantic. Check out these six books to learn why. 

The Allure of Pete Davidson: Is Funny the New Hot?

From Ariana Grande to Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson has dated every celebrity it–girl. How?

The Problem with Alpha Male Dating Coaches

YouTube's alpha male dating coaches tell men that they hold the secret to dating. But are their claims truthful or toxic?

City Caps: The NFT For Sports Fans Everywhere

An inside look at the Philly NFT company taking on the sports industry

How ‘Living Single’ Was The Blueprint For ‘Friends’

The impact of Living Single can’t be understated or ignored.

The Problem With Hollywood's 25–Year–Old Teens

TV teens are mature, sexy, and seductive—the perfect bait for a hormonal teen audience—and that's a big problem.

Adventures of an Adam Sandler Extra

Adam Sandler was filming in Philly—as a lifelong fan, I was determined to meet him. 

Pop–Punk’s Diverse Revival Is More Performative Than Progressive

Pop–punk isn't just for the white kids anymore—but how diverse are its stars?
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