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Alice | November 22, 2020
There have been weeks during the pandemic during which I couldn’t tell you the difference between a Monday and a Thursday, or a Friday and a Sunday. In an attempt to keep track of the activities...
Sydney | November 10, 2020
The age-old question of “where are you going to college?” turns into a different kind of question once you are in, “why did you choose to go there?”  I discovered Penn from my gran...
Miles | October 2, 2020
When Penn closed up shop last semester and made all classes remote, no one was anticipating it – we all got through as best as we could, but there were definitely some hurdles from the suddennes...
Olivia | April 24, 2020
I set off to Scotland on January 7 of 2020, ready for nearly five full months of adventure. I had heard amazing things about Edinburgh; though studying in the city where Harry Potter was written d...
Olivia | April 23, 2020
I have been very lucky to be a part of many communities at Penn, but one that has been most influential to my time in college has been the Penn Catholic Newman Center. The Newman Center has provid...
Ria | February 28, 2020
The Pan-Asian American Cultural House, also known as PAACH, is a place on campus that has come to mean a lot to me in a short amount of time. It is one of the three cultural resource centers on ca...