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Emily Zhen

Undergraduate at The University of Pennsylvania

A Reflection On My First Year

Hailing from The University of Pennsylvania. As I packed pieces of “home” into large cardboard boxes and suitcases, I closed my eyes and tried to picture what college would be like. At that time, I didn’t know what to expect….

0 Comments / 967 View / May 25, 2015

Talking to the Founder of CampusKudos, Adam Saven

From Wall Street to Google to creating a startup out of a trailer park, Adam Saven has had quite the interesting career journey. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he now works as a full-time entrepreneur who hopes to…

1 Comment / 351 View / April 3, 2015

Satirical Success: Vanity Fair Trolls the Daily Pennsylvanian

Just in today: Vanity Fair publishes a satirical article documenting Emma Watson’s move to graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania.  The article was full of the usual flourishes – the dabbed ‘10 points for Gryffindor’ subtitle and the long…

1 Comment / 185 View / March 25, 2015

The Value of a College Degree: Not a Black-and-White Story

*Full version of article to be featured in The Undergraduate Times online magazine. As student debt exceeds $1 trillion and unemployment remains high, most people in their teens and early 20s have subconsciously or consciously asked themselves the inevitable question: is…

0 Comments / 257 View / August 29, 2014

Why Reflection is Underrated

I am someone who always likes to keep busy—the girl who crams her schedule with a dozen more things than she can reasonably fit, the girl who rushes from one event to the next and wishes there were more than…

0 Comments / 311 View / July 17, 2014

Why DNA Will Soon Define Healthcare

Whenever I watch commercials for new medical treatments, I’m always shocked by the fine-sized print on the bottom of the television screen. For a fleeting moment, a series of harmful (and, in some cases, fatal) side effects flash before my…

1 Comment / 233 View / June 10, 2014