Branching Out of the Penn Bubble: Understanding Flyover America

After last November’s elections, many on Penn’s campus had a pervasive feeling of shock and disbelief. Students simply couldn’t stomach the fact that Trump would soon be President; professors and administrators, eager to assuage the feelings of the strongly left-leaning student population, offered canceled classes and coloring books. Admittedly, I was surprised that Trump won, … Continue reading Branching Out of the Penn Bubble: Understanding Flyover America

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Free Speech Ball Takes Over College Green

On Tuesday, Penn students celebrated free speech on campus by writing various comments on a giant free speech ball, courtesy of The Statesman. The event, put on by The Statesman to raise awareness on the suppression of free speech that exists on many campuses nationwide, garnered a variety of responses, as there were no requirements … Continue reading Free Speech Ball Takes Over College Green

What’s Wrong With Millennials?

Older generations frequently complain that millennials lack motivation, are lazy, or are generally uninformed and unintelligent about historical and political matters. But are they right? Are millennials really that bad? The answer is a resounding “Yes.” Historical ignorance is not uncommon with young people: According to a devastating recently-released survey by the Victims of Communism … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Millennials?

Penn Cheerleader: ‘Institutions Such as Jim Crow and Discrimination Have Been Going on For So Long’

Two University of Pennsylvania cheerleaders protested the American flag during the national anthem at this past Saturday’s football game against Lehigh. Alexus Bazen, a junior in the College, took a knee, while Deena Char, a Wharton junior, raised her fist. “I believe that both the flag and the anthem are symbols of oppression, discrimination, violence … Continue reading Penn Cheerleader: ‘Institutions Such as Jim Crow and Discrimination Have Been Going on For So Long’

Obama: A Fashionable Failure of a President

Millennials love Barack Obama. He’s a gifted politician - indeed, a once-in-a-lifetime political talent. His charisma puts men like George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney to shame. His affinity for being a “cool” President by chatting with the likes of Ellen DeGeneres while the world burns is matched only by his fondness for … Continue reading Obama: A Fashionable Failure of a President

A Guide for Penn Conservatives

It’s the worst-kept secret in Philadelphia: Penn is a very liberal university. Of course, this should be surprising to no one, as it follows the trend of higher education in general, where very few professors openly identify as conservatives. But this presents a challenge to conservative students who want to succeed both in their current … Continue reading A Guide for Penn Conservatives

Life is Not a Safe Space

Most people share - or historically, have shared - certain common goals when attending a university. Some of these goals typically have included both broadening one’s intellectual horizons and gaining a more well-rounded view of the world. Yet these goals are no longer shared by many people on campuses across the nation - yes, including … Continue reading Life is Not a Safe Space