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Seung-Hyun | August 26, 2017
This semester, I made the mistake of thinking that I could handle six classes on top of three jobs and three extracurricular activities. I ended up dropping my sixth class, a course titled “Grow...
Olivia | August 24, 2017
When I imagined college lectures, I thought of huge auditoriums, blackboards, and a single professor lecturing in front of the class as students scramble to take notes. While this is similar to...
Anova | August 24, 2017
Upperclassmen told me it might happen, but I was sure the same wouldn’t happen to me. I don’t know if there’s a term to describe it, but to me it’s a kind of homesickness. For around 1500 ...
Nina | August 23, 2017
One of the benefits of being a senior is the freedom that comes along with choosing classes. For the most part, you’re done with the most time-consuming courses, workload is lighter, and you hav...
Anova | August 19, 2017
Especially when midterm season was finally over for me last week, I was ready to relax, sleep 14 hours a day, and do an absolute minimum amount of work. Being at Penn with a willingness to explore...
Seung-Hyun | August 19, 2017
When I first came to Penn, my name was not Seung-Hyun. Like many immigrants in this country, I took on another name that was much more pronounceable and more “palatable” to the ears....