Why Gun Control is Not the Solution to Mass Shootings

By Connor Hart America has lost the ability to mourn. In the wake of the tragedy in Las Vegas on October 1st, there has been an outpouring of support and sympathy for the victims and their families. How do we know this? Numerous Twitter feeds, news articles, and conversations where our friends reference “what happened … Continue reading Why Gun Control is Not the Solution to Mass Shootings

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The Fate of DACA Residents

By Bryce Daniels During his campaign, President Trump promised to end DACA, an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in June of 2012. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an order that permits, with some restrictions, minors from other countries that had arrived in the United States to defer legal action against … Continue reading The Fate of DACA Residents

The Incoming Freshman’s Guide to Penn DoubleSpeak

By Daniel Tancredi You didn’t ask for it, but here it is: the Incoming Freshman’s Guide to Penn DoubleSpeak. Classes just started, and you don’t have too much homework yet, so it’s probably best to knock this out now. The libs’ll try to get you tripped up on these buzzwords so they can call you … Continue reading The Incoming Freshman’s Guide to Penn DoubleSpeak

Apartheid, SJP Style

By Toren Arginteanu Towards the end of spring, various student groups at universities worldwide held events for “Israel Apartheid Week.” According to its website, “Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and apartheid system over the Palestinian people and build support for the … Continue reading Apartheid, SJP Style

Pennsylvania Gears Up for 2018 Election

By Adam Sherman As the nation is still adjusting to the starkly different policies of the Trump administration compared to the Obama White House, aspiring politicians across the nation are looking ahead to the next major election in 2018. For Pennsylvania, that means two critical elections - for our Governor and for one of our … Continue reading Pennsylvania Gears Up for 2018 Election

Violating the Privilege Binary

By Dominic Gregorio A couple months ago, I opened up about the intersectional oppression I face here at Penn. However, as the semester has progressed, I have meditated on my experiences. I have received sparse yet impactful criticism for my confessions, which I feel prepared to unpack. I have dug deeper into my identity, and … Continue reading Violating the Privilege Binary