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Jennie Shulkin
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Jennie Shulkin is a college junior from outside of Philadelphia. She studies at the University of Pennsylvania, double majoring in Communications and Public Service and Sociology.

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Facebook Guidelines For Parents 45 And Older

(20) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 7:42 AM

You do not want to be the parent in this horror story:

A teenage girl receives a notification on Facebook that a comment has been posted on a picture of her and the attractive young male she met at a party over the weekend. The source of the comment...

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Why It Is Okay to Text First

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 11:55 AM

This is the 21st century, and I refuse to be one of those young women who sits by her phone for hours, putting her life on hold, waiting for him to call.

Despite "female empowerment," "gender equality" and the many other buzz words that have supposedly inspired women on...

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A Call for Greater Foreign Language Education in the U.S.

(2) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 3:39 PM

I needed to buy a heating pad, but did not know where in the oversized pharmacy it would be sold. Despite not wanting to, I decided to ask the pharmacist. What came out of my mouth made very little sense, though. The only question I could think to ask was,...

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Bursting From the Pressure

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 4:19 PM

The University of Pennsylvania community can bear no more. There have been four student deaths since Christmas. One passed away on vacation with his family. One student's cause of death has not been publicly released. And two committed suicide.

The story of Madison Holleran has circulated throughout...

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The Obsession With Negativity in the Cyber World

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 1:11 PM

My first post on the Huffington Post was about the problems with Ivy League athletics and the reasons why such large numbers of athletes have chosen to quit their respective varsity teams. It was somewhat controversial, and it sparked intense debate among my college community, my peers on Facebook and...

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5 Signs That You Could Be Happier

(5) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 7:49 AM

As a little girl, fairytales and Disney movies taught me happiness is all that really matters. Apparently, the Dalai Lama seems to agree. He once famously said, "The purpose of our lives is to be happy." However, I cannot help but wonder how many of us actually achieve this purpose.

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Ivy League Quitters: The Costs of Being an Ivy Athlete

(5) Comments | Posted January 5, 2014 | 10:17 AM

The abnormality of the varsity athlete's college experience begins even before he or she moves into the freshman dorms. Most Ivy athletes are officially recruited; they are accepted to the university in return for an informal agreement to serve on a sports team until graduation. This may sound like a...

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