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Ria | December 19, 2020
It’s safe to say that a normal college social life is almost impossible under COVID—the core pillars of meeting new people in large numbers are no longer available. However, we have adapted an...
Miles | December 17, 2020
Things were looking pretty good for the Penn Band at the beginning of March: not only were we going to be playing the Ivy Tournament at Harvard during spring break, but we would also be recording ...
Olivia | December 6, 2019
Three months ago, my friends convinced me to sign up for the Philadelphia marathon. Running a marathon has always been one of my life’s bucket list items, but I never thought it would happen...
Olivia | October 22, 2019
Most of the students at Penn I’ve met can rattle off a long string of extracurricular activities that they participated in during high school: soccer captain, debate team, newspaper editor,...
Olivia | February 4, 2019
Before coming to Penn, I had never tried computer science. Though I was applying to the engineering school, I knew very little about the different engineering majors and didn’t know how to find ...
Miles | January 28, 2019
I knew from the very beginning that I was going to do music at Penn. As fun as singing is for me, I didn’t think I had the chops to join one of the university’s many a capella groups. I consid...