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Interacting with Philadelphia
Ria | May 1, 2019
When applying to college, one thing that I knew for sure was that I wanted to be in a city. I wanted an option for fun activities that weren’t on campus, I wanted the ability to get off campus w...
Being on the Other Side - My Experience Being a TA
Olivia | April 29, 2019
This spring, I’ve taken on a new role in my Penn education - for the first time, I am a TA for a class. Short for Teaching Assistant, TAs form the backbone of many Penn classes. Particularly in ...
My Honors Thesis Experience
Kaylah | April 25, 2019
Out of the 34 classes that I have taken at Penn, it may be surprising that my favorite course was actually not what you might think of as a course in the traditional sense. I started my independen...
What I Learned During Alternative Spring Break Trip
Ria | April 24, 2019
There are probably a million and one ways to spend spring break, but the trip that I went on a few weeks ago during that time is arguably the best. Through a program at Penn called Alliance fo...
It’s Okay To Change
Izzy | April 23, 2019
As I write this, I am one month away from graduation. Senior year is a funny experience because while my daily life feels similar to freshman, sophomore, and junior year, I’ve been keenly aware ...
An Insider's Guide to Philly
Queenie | April 18, 2019
Philly is a diverse city. There’s always somewhere to go and something to do, see and eat. Through my time at Penn and my time living in Philly, I have come to know Philly pretty well. I’ve co...