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Janelle Tong: Hate Has No Home Here



Photography, Text and Video by Janelle Tong, Copyright 2017




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Valedictorian, social entrepreneur, feminist rights activist, gender equality advocate

#theyre #not #sending #their #best #people

Open campus open ears open minds open hearts

Creating a safe haven for discourse and community

#a #total #and #complete #shutdown

Every person has a right to higher education

A right to be heard and learn and speak their minds

#blood #coming #out #of #her #eyes

Sharing the knowledge of research and data-backed facts

Questioning the beliefs yet still respecting the believers

#theyre #bringing #crime #theyre #racists

Using words to stand up against oppression

Using pen to sever through the sword

#id #like #to #punch #him #in #the #face

Equality is something not given but earned

Something not assumed but fought for

#coming #out #of #her #whatever

Double check your sources

Triple check your attitude

#im #building #a #wall

Screaming makes people deaf and close their ears

Silence makes people listen more to your words

#but #you #know #with #the #second #amendment

America was founded by immigrants for immigrants

Protecting the liberties and freedoms for anyone and everyone

#shutdown #of #muslims #entering

One nation under god indivisible

With justice and liberty for all

#building #a #wall


You do not speak for Penn.

Love is love is love

You do not speak for Wharton.

Love is love is love

You do not speak for us.

Love is love is love

Hate has no home here.



Quotation sources: Donald Trump’s twitter feed, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award acceptance


About The Author: Janelle Tong is a Senior enrolled in the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2017. To read additional articles by Janelle Tong, go here


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Alexis Masino: Drugs on Campus




Photography, Text and Video by Alexis Masino, Copyright 2017




The amount of drug use on campus is shocking. As someone who had never actually seen a drug stronger than weed in person prior to college, it was a rude awakening to come here and let the idea of drug use become so familiar.

Arguably the most prevalently used drug on campus. Caffeine is so normalized in our

culture that most wouldn’t even consider it a drug. It’s consumed more heavily than was ever intended by students attempting to stay up all night studying. It’s unhealthy, but not the worst abuse I see.



Depression runs rampant here and plagues many. Some face it, others deny it. Drugs like

prozac are used, usually prescribed, to numb the pain. But in overuse or abuse, people can be zombies. Maybe there is something at this school contributing to the widespread mental illness, not to mention suicide rates and drug abuse.



The irony of this one is peculiar. At events like “date nights” and “BYO”s, students

attempt to be fancy and make this night of drinking into something that it’s not. It always ends in binge drinking anyway, it’s just disguised as something classier than a frat party.




This is a more honest form of binge drinking, at least. It seems to help people feel like

they are relaxing or unwinding on the weekend. We are known as the number one “work hard, play hard” school, anyway. This often leads to decisions that are regrettable the next morning, or a trip in a MERT van and a night in a hospital.



There are two common instances of this drug being used. The first is at frat parties,

usually upstairs if you know a brother or in a back alley. The appeal is getting “cross faded” between alcohol and weed, and this pretty much applies to the description of the previous drug. The other use is usually alone or with a small group of people, laying around to bask in the highness. Either way, it’s used as a form of relief or relaxation.



This one is less common, but I’d call it the step up from weed. Cough syrup being abused

in the name of “relaxation”. Either way, it’s troubling to know it’s an existing use on campus.



LSD is usually a 12-hour commitment, so this is planned out in advance. The appeal isn’t

so much for relaxation as it is for a good time, or to experience a “trip” and see things you

wouldn’t usually see. Still, it’s incredibly dangerous and I never would have expected to encounter use of it nearly as much as I have.



Before I came to college, the idea of coke was insane to me. I never expected to know

people who had ever done it, let alone use it on a steady basis. But it’s everywhere and it’s common, even at parties.



About The Author: Alexis Masino is a freshman enrolled in the College of the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2020.  To access additional articles by Alexis Masino, go here



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Aodhan O’Riordain: Speech Regarding Ireland’s Government’s Reaction to Trump’s Victory

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Photography by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017

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TWS: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Photography by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017


Model: Megan G.


Agency: Main Line Models & Talent


Assistant: Anthony Colagreco


Makeup and BTS: Emily Dimant




BTS: March Cover Shoot

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Studio News: “Saint Stephen’s” Netflix & Chill


Music Video by St._Ephen. Title: Netflix & Chill



Artist: St._Ephen





St._ephen “Saint Stephen” aka Stephen Levine local artist in the Philadelphia region was  born January 26 , 1993. Son to Marita Coston and Ronald Levine . At  an early age, Stephen was exposed to a range of eclectic music such as Motown and Classic Rock . Inspired by the Grateful Dead from their song St. Stephen; the name was once reborn . He spent summers with his Dad living in Montgomery township, Pennsylvania  and during the earliest part of his school years lived in New Jersey with his Mom  . Ultimately, Stephen spent the remainder of his teen life at Cheltenham High School .

During those years Stephen was introduced to participating in musical productions. Like singing in the high school choir , a cappella  groups , touring ensembles and musicals. After high school he decided to go to Montgomery Community College but decided to take a year off to pursue being a songwriter and an artist in music . “Netflix and Chill” is one of the many songs that Stephen has made over the past year.  Most of his songs are produced by Andrew Meoray and Xave Michael . The video was produced and directed by Joe Schaefer and Marissa Nicole Pina .

It took two days of filming with scenes shot in Dumbo, Brooklyn and  in parts of North Philadelphia. With this video, the directors wanted more of the clashing of colors and specific visual movements . They also tried to capture the natural art of just chilling. The people involved in the production deserves the utmost thanks, gratitude and appreciation. The question what is to come next?

His next single is called; Someone Better, featuring Xave Michael . Also, a full body of work is planned to be released by the summer of 2017. His grandfather’s favorite quote was “Be Ye not , but be prepared” . So whatever life has to bring Stephen aka “Saint Stephen”will surely be ready.

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