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🚨 Goal Achieved!🚨THANK YOU to all our Giving Tuesday supporters!
11/29/2023

🚨 Goal Achieved!🚨

THANK YOU to all our Giving Tuesday supporters!

11/29/2023

We are at $20,555 raised towards our goal of $25,000! Thanks to all who have helped! If we can raise just $4500 more before midnight, we will trigger the matching $25,000 gift! Let's make this a $50,000 Giving Tuesday for The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc., 34th Street Magazine and Under the Button!
go to: www.classy.org/campaign/shine-a-light/c540107

11/29/2023

Shine a Light: Chuck Cohen '89

We extend gratitude to each and every one of you who has already contributed. If we reach the $25K milestone by midnight, we will receive an additional $25K matching gift!

go to: www.classy.org/campaign/shine-a-light/c540107

Thank you to Bryan Harris for his generous contribution and to everyone who has been donating! You still have time to ma...
11/28/2023

Thank you to Bryan Harris for his generous contribution and to everyone who has been donating! You still have time to make a difference! Your support is more than a contribution; it’s an investment in the power of honest reporting, in the voices that shape our community narratives at Penn. Go to: www.classy.org/campaign/shine-a-light/c540107

We're on a mission for Giving Tuesday to hit $25,000 for student journalism at Penn! Here's the exciting part – if we re...
11/28/2023

We're on a mission for Giving Tuesday to hit $25,000 for student journalism at Penn! Here's the exciting part – if we reach our goal, we snag an extra $25,000 in matching funds. We can't let this amazing opportunity slip through our fingers!⁠

Go to: www.classy.org/campaign/shine-a-light/c540107⁠

You know the drill – your support is crucial. The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc. and its publications don't get a dime from the University of Pennsylvania. Let's make sure independent student journalism thrives at Penn!⁠

All the funds go towards supporting students for things like:⁠
• Scholarships and financial help⁠
• Upgrading our tech and tools⁠
• Traveling for on-the-ground coverage⁠
• Cool educational experiences and trainings⁠
• Awards, prizes, and more...

It is common for people to prioritize romantic relationships over friendships, although research consistently shows how ...
11/15/2023

It is common for people to prioritize romantic relationships over friendships, although research consistently shows how important friendships are for well-being. Read more below to hear why it is important to start romanticizing friendships again.

The magic of friendship may be gone, but the importance remains.

Lucky’s Last Chance is a Philadelphia diner that melds unique flavors, such as a hamburger topped with peanut butter, ba...
11/15/2023

Lucky’s Last Chance is a Philadelphia diner that melds unique flavors, such as a hamburger topped with peanut butter, bacon, and grape jelly. The restaurant extends their work beyond the kitchen, as each year they have a Wiener Race and the proceeds go to Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Read more below to hear about this cozy and inviting restaurant that presents an interesting twist to American cuisine.

Lucky’s Last Chance has made a name for themselves with extravagantly risky food pairings.

Cloud Cups is a gelato store on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. It is known for its whimsical flavors, such as Turkish cof...
11/14/2023

Cloud Cups is a gelato store on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. It is known for its whimsical flavors, such as Turkish coffee and brown sugar Pop-Tart. Here is a look into a store that has mastered the art of gelato and has been recognized as one of 41 best gelatos in the country.

This Fishtown–based business has mastered the art of gelato.

11/14/2023

While instant ramen has always been a staple for students on college campuses, Neighborhood Ramen does it differently. Everything is homemade, and hours of preparation are needed for the dinner rush. Read more below to hear about this Philadelphia restaurant that has truly become a community-based operation.

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Film & TV beat Aaron Visser and Daily Pennsylvanian photographer Ethan Young embark on a journey to uncover Philadelphia...
11/08/2023

Film & TV beat Aaron Visser and Daily Pennsylvanian photographer Ethan Young embark on a journey to uncover Philadelphia’s best ice cream. Read below to hear about which ice cream shop has the city’s best scoops.

Film & TV beat Aaron Visser and DP photographer Ethan Young embark on an odyssey to uncover the city's best scoops.

Tonalli is the newest addition to the South Philadelphia food scene! This restaurant combines traditional pizza recipes ...
11/08/2023

Tonalli is the newest addition to the South Philadelphia food scene! This restaurant combines traditional pizza recipes with flavors from San Mateo Ozolco, Mexico. Read below to hear about how owners, Odilón Sandoval and Israel Cortes have built their business and created delicious flavor profiles.

At this family–owned BYOB, Mexican dishes—and the unique pizzas they inspire—shine.

It's the battle of Korean fried chicken on Penn’s campus! Will Bonchon, Pelicana, or CM Chicken win? Read below to find ...
11/07/2023

It's the battle of Korean fried chicken on Penn’s campus! Will Bonchon, Pelicana, or CM Chicken win? Read below to find out!

Three wings enter, one wing leaves.

Christine Kong is from Glen Head, New York, and is majoring in Biology and Health and Societies. Kong is involved in Pen...
11/07/2023

Christine Kong is from Glen Head, New York, and is majoring in Biology and Health and Societies. Kong is involved in Penn Symphony Orchestra, Weingarten Tutors, and Phi Delta Epsilon. Read more to hear about how Kong explores her passions from the lab bench, to the symphony stage, and so much more.

When it comes to her academic interests, this senior doesn't stop exploring.

Happy day after Halloween! While for some people, fall might be a time for crisp air and pumpkin spice, there are many p...
11/01/2023

Happy day after Halloween! While for some people, fall might be a time for crisp air and pumpkin spice, there are many people who enjoy the spookier parts of the season, focusing on haunted attractions and horror movies. Read more below to hear about what horror movies and scary stories can tell us about ourselves.

What can horror movies and scary stories tell us about ourselves?

Isaac Gateno is a Political Science major who is from Houston, Texas. He is concentrating in American Politics and is in...
11/01/2023

Isaac Gateno is a Political Science major who is from Houston, Texas. He is concentrating in American Politics and is involved in Penn Jazz, the Paideia program, and Mock Trial. Gateno has a deep passion for music, and has found a tight-knit jazz community at Penn. Here is a look into Gateno’s band, Combo 4, and the ways in which he will continue to keep jazz in his life after graduation.

This jazz musician is composing his own path.

Ten years after receiving treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at the University of Pennsylvania, Emily Whit...
10/25/2023

Ten years after receiving treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at the University of Pennsylvania, Emily Whitehead has returned to Penn as a freshman this fall. Emily was diagnosed with relentless cancer at the age of five, and when the doctors thought there was nothing else to be done, she enrolled in a CAR T cell trial at Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP). Read more to hear about Emily’s recovery, journey as a Penn student, and the ways in which being a cancer survivor has shaped her life.

Emily is best known for overcoming cancer here on campus. Now she's returning to start a new chapter.

When you hear the name Frida Kahlo, you might think of her rosy cheeks, full eyebrows, pursed lips, and Tehuana outfit. ...
10/25/2023

When you hear the name Frida Kahlo, you might think of her rosy cheeks, full eyebrows, pursed lips, and Tehuana outfit. This is the Frida that is shown on t-shirts, mugs, and magnets, although it is a very commercialized version that the culture industry sells for profit. Here is a look into how consumer feminism has made Frida Kahlo into a symbol, as “the Frida Kahlo we buy into isn't the real Frida Kahlo at all.”

How capitalism and consumer feminism has made the artist merely a symbol.

The idea of acting like someone else for a living might feel extremely obscure to some, but the celebrity impersonation ...
10/11/2023

The idea of acting like someone else for a living might feel extremely obscure to some, but the celebrity impersonation industry can be quite profitable at times. The possibilities in the area are endless, as impersonators can choose to be public figures, band members, and so much more. Here is a look into a business that enables these artists and actors to take on new roles, and even thrive in making a living.

Celebrity impersonation is a career in and of itself, right?

Ever since her freshman year, Sarah Girgis had a passion for baking, and she made edible cookie dough in her Quad dorm. ...
10/11/2023

Ever since her freshman year, Sarah Girgis had a passion for baking, and she made edible cookie dough in her Quad dorm. Now Sarah is majoring in Chemistry and nutrition, and she runs Operation Meal Forward which works with shelters to bring healthy food to the homeless. Through her multiple activities Sarah has one common goal of “providing the essential resources of love and happiness to other people.”

Sarah Girgis is hungry to address food insecurity in West Philly.

Emily Maroni is a third year Masters Student in Environmental Studies who is trying to change perspectives around tradit...
10/04/2023

Emily Maroni is a third year Masters Student in Environmental Studies who is trying to change perspectives around traditional funerals by promoting natural burial practices. Read more to hear about Emily’s efforts to create long-term impacts that will help alleviate climate change.

This advocate for climate–informed burial practices is taking traditional funerals to their graves.

Penn students Faith Applegate, Ivy Wen, and Danielle Kohn are the force behind Aspiring Educators at Penn, a club intend...
10/04/2023

Penn students Faith Applegate, Ivy Wen, and Danielle Kohn are the force behind Aspiring Educators at Penn, a club intended for students who want to enter the education field. Here is a look into this new club that hopes to teach lessons of community-building, while creating a sustainable future for education.

Penn’s new club for teacher hopefuls is a lesson in community–building, as they work to create a sustainable future for education.

Women writers have gained greater fame in recent years. This is largely due to the emergence of female-led book clubs. H...
10/03/2023

Women writers have gained greater fame in recent years. This is largely due to the emergence of female-led book clubs. Here is a look into this Book Club revolution that has created a platform for creativity and female empowerment.

How women–led online communities are reshaping literary discourse

From Bloomers to Women Who Lift to Carriage Society, Emily Huynh really does it all. She is a senior from Rockville, Mar...
10/03/2023

From Bloomers to Women Who Lift to Carriage Society, Emily Huynh really does it all. She is a senior from Rockville, Maryland who is studying Health and Societies. Here is a look into Emily’s life as she navigates with “unapologetic authenticity.”

Biking from Bloomers to Pottruck, Emily Huynh is always on the go. 

Have you ever wondered what your music taste says about your personality? Street is here to explain how music preference...
09/27/2023

Have you ever wondered what your music taste says about your personality? Street is here to explain how music preferences can actually give insights into our personalities and mirror our inner selves.

Your musical horoscope decoded

Mya Gordon is an Urban Studies major from Lake Oswego, Oregon, who is totally immersed in the West Philly community. She...
09/27/2023

Mya Gordon is an Urban Studies major from Lake Oswego, Oregon, who is totally immersed in the West Philly community. She is a part of the Netter Center Student Advisory Board, SIlverman Fellows, SNF Paideia Student Advisory Board, and much more. Here is a look into the way Mya has explored her interests and given back to the community of West Philly.

This seasoned senior is forever geared up for a new adventure.

These days, watching TV also entails hearing what people on the internet think, and even listening to podcasts about the...
09/20/2023

These days, watching TV also entails hearing what people on the internet think, and even listening to podcasts about the show. Old shows such as The O.C. and Friends have started podcasts where they reminisce on episodes of the show. Here is a look into the rising popularity of recap and rewatch podcasts.

There’s TV. There’s podcasts. Now, there are podcasts about TV.

Yoni Perla is a senior from Riverdale, New York who is majoring in Computational Biology. Separate from his studies, Yon...
09/20/2023

Yoni Perla is a senior from Riverdale, New York who is majoring in Computational Biology. Separate from his studies, Yoni is also involved in St. Elmo, Mask and Wig, Hillel, and Penn Alzheimer’s Buddies. Read more to hear about Yoni’s engagement in various areas of Penn.

From comedy to faith, this Penn senior is always looking for new ways to create community.

At Penn, it is easy to lose sight of what is important to you, and it is often thought that “there’s no point in passion...
09/13/2023

At Penn, it is easy to lose sight of what is important to you, and it is often thought that “there’s no point in passions that can’t make money.” Read more to hear author, Norah Rami, touch on following one's passions and rediscovering oneself through art.

Rediscovering myself in the arts community of my hometown

Megan Laubacher, a member of Penn’s class of 2024, is a nursing student who was born with a heart defect. Megan’s time i...
09/13/2023

Megan Laubacher, a member of Penn’s class of 2024, is a nursing student who was born with a heart defect. Megan’s time in the hospital as a baby was made bearable by the incredible nurses who helped her, and she hopes to do the same for others. Read more to hear about the inspiring story of this aspiring nurse.

Inspired by her own medical experiences, this Nursing senior has made it her goal to give back and help others. 

Although 37% of college students are in long-distance relationships, they are not always seamless. Read more to hear abo...
09/12/2023

Although 37% of college students are in long-distance relationships, they are not always seamless. Read more to hear about long-distance relationships for Penn students, and tips for keeping these relationships alive across state-lines.

Juggling long distant romance and the challenges that come along with it as a college student

K-Pop shows are rising in popularity, as they have had more than a dozen shows in the past year. Here is a look into sur...
09/12/2023

K-Pop shows are rising in popularity, as they have had more than a dozen shows in the past year. Here is a look into survival shows and the fanbase that stimulates this attraction.

K–Pop shows exhibit a recent resurgence in popularity, with more than a dozen shows appearing within the past year.

Staff writer Caleb Crain explores the homegrown, multigenerational culture of soccer fandom in Los Angeles.
09/07/2023

Staff writer Caleb Crain explores the homegrown, multigenerational culture of soccer fandom in Los Angeles.

Inside the homegrown, multigenerational culture of soccer fandom in the City of Angels

Television writer Jonnell Burke (C'18) spoke to Street about her career, her inspirations, and the WGA strike.
09/07/2023

Television writer Jonnell Burke (C'18) spoke to Street about her career, her inspirations, and the WGA strike.

The television writer sits down to talk about her career, her inspirations, and the WGA strike.

Street's September issue is out now! This month's issue explores the formative months of summer, featuring pieces on uni...
09/05/2023

Street's September issue is out now! This month's issue explores the formative months of summer, featuring pieces on union strikes, internship culture, thrift shops, national parks, and more. You can pick up a copy at locations across campus such as Van Pelt Library, Huntsman, 1920 Commons, and Houston Hall.

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With their new album “Everything is Alive," indie folk quartet Darlingside is sure to become your next favorite. With th...
08/31/2023

With their new album “Everything is Alive," indie folk quartet Darlingside is sure to become your next favorite. With their dreamy melodies, avant–garde instrumentals, and mystical, poetic lyrics, the friend group has been capturing audiences since the turn of the 2010s.

With their new album Everything is Alive coming out today, this ethereal indie folk friend group is sure to become your next favorite.  

While Barbie is a gorgeous, well–acted and –directed film, it lacks its promised subversive feminist message. According ...
08/31/2023

While Barbie is a gorgeous, well–acted and –directed film, it lacks its promised subversive feminist message. According to writer Isaac Po***ck, Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster hit fails to challenge conventional conceptions of beauty and push back against the idea that women must be beautiful.

Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster hit is gorgeous, well–acted and –directed, and entirely lacking in its promised subversive feminist message.

Writer Caleb Crain shares his opinions on Taylor Swift's entire discography after listening to it for the first time thi...
08/30/2023

Writer Caleb Crain shares his opinions on Taylor Swift's entire discography after listening to it for the first time this summer.

Listening to Taylor Swift for the first time is an experience. 

In a genre often plagued by surface–level meaning and limited representation, Amazon Prime's Red, White & Royal Blue is ...
08/30/2023

In a genre often plagued by surface–level meaning and limited representation, Amazon Prime's Red, White & Royal Blue is no average romantic comedy. The adaptation of Casey McQuiston's 2019 New York Times bestseller emerges as a swoon–worthy yet culturally significant film that authentically explores an intersectional spectrum of q***r identities and experiences.

Red, White & Royal Blue emerges as a swoon–worthy yet culturally significant film that authentically explores an intersectional spectrum of q***r identities and experiences. 

James Díaz is a Ph.D. candidate in music composition at Penn. Díaz adds electronic sounds into classical Western music. ...
04/21/2023

James Díaz is a Ph.D. candidate in music composition at Penn. Díaz adds electronic sounds into classical Western music. Here is a look into the way that Díaz goes against the typical expectations of Western classical music.

Ph.D. student James Diaz leans into the avant–garde as he subverts the typical expectations of Western classical music.

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