"I did it because my friends are doing it! I want to fit in, but also it's something that I want." I've used this justification with my parents, as well as with friends, to try and explain myself a little bit. I should add that I'm not talking about drugs here. Or alcohol. I'm talking about Judaism.
Every year, a group of 80 students congregates to discuss difficult topics affecting the Latinx community in the U.S. However, instead of discussing how our communities can become empowered in the future, we were forced to reckon with the reality that the struggles of our past still plague our present.
Having recently graduated from college last May, Daniel has gone on to work on GlassU fulltime, focusing on building national and international partnerships.
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As soon as he got that acceptance letter, I knew my life was about to change forever. My two best friends were actually leaving me. I was the last bird in the nest.
JJ Fliegelman was a senior at the University of Pennsylvania when he wrote his first-line of code in PennApps. Fast-forward four years later and JJ is the CTO of WayUp, a platform that connects college students with part-time, summer and entry-level job and internship opportunities.
So I've decided to "act as if." To believe that maybe one person can begin to change the world with just a piece of paper and a pen.
I'd like to raise a quiet hand in defense of structure. Indeed, it has always seemed to me that structure defines memoir -- elevates it above mere autobiography, distinguishes it from journalism and essay, rescues it from narcissism.
I learned a lot at the PennApps hackathon. Sitting in on several talks, meeting hundreds of new people and gaining great inspiration, my first hackathon is an experience that I will never forget.
Nearly two years after I graduated, I have arrived to a truth that others around me still don't trust: blacks will never advance or be truly empowered until we stop demoting ourselves as inferior. Translation: self-isolation from the communities and heritage that we know and love will never bring us happiness
Seniors, is this you right now? You sit down to work on the Why Do You Want to Go Here questions for your college application essays, and they all come out a little too perky and vanilla.
Remember those annoying people who told you that college will be the quickest four years of your life? Well they were right, but not in a bad way. The next four years of your life are going to zoom by.
Matt Scullin showed up at orientation at Penn and found a table for every engineering major. "And computer science had 30 kids crowded ar...
So what makes a Penn education so uniquely worthwhile and useful? What has helped me to gain the most from my Ivy League education? I found the answer from one of my extracurricular experiences at Penn.
The thing about startups is that they can actually change the world and anyone with a vision can start one. A year ago, I would have rolled my eyes and chalked this thinking up to blind optimism. I lived in a world where technology was solely for finding information and communication purposes.