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Success and Failure and Dating

Dating at Wharton isn’t something people talk about much—some generalized statements here and there lamenting the dearth of 1Y relationships, and that’s about it. But it’s a process to which many of us are familiar with personally—to varying degrees of success. So I’d like to compare it to something else we all know well—the process

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Moving Forward from Volume 60, Number 21

Speaking Volumes When newspapers put out an edition, two numbers are kept alongside the date of publication for historic timekeeping. The first, volume, signifies how many years the publication has been in print. The second, number, indicates how many issues that specific volume published. Well, for the past year The Wharton Journal has been printed

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One Thing Is Clear: Jane Xuejing Li Should be Student Graduation Speaker

Have you ever seen 200 bumblebees boo a referee into submission? We have. It was at a Cluster 3 dinner in the beginning of our first year. Amid the typically low-energy 90 second talks, one speaker stood out. Her name was Jane. She spoke with a natural charisma reminiscent of Cicero – if Cicero had

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10 Unforgettable Memories from the 2016 Wharton Japan Trek

Vighnesh Subramanyam (WG 17, participant) – “Unforgettable Moments” Japan is a land of contrasts, where magnificent and ancient monuments stand alongside the latest in cutting-edge technology, and where women in stately kimonos share the streets with trend-setting punks and hipsters.  The Wharton Japan Trek, organized by the Japan Club, allowed more than 100 Wharton students a

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Of Dance, Zumba, and Life!

The timing couldn’t be better as we have Dance Studio coming up soon and I am writing this after the practice session for one dance and costume fitting for another. From as long as I can remember dance has been an integral part of my life. Since the age of 6, most Saturday mornings were

Wharton Middle East GIP – An incredibly valuable experience that should be more accessible to every Wharton student, regardless of economic means.

The Elephant in the Room: The Costs of Wharton’s Financial Exclusivity

Growing up in an immigrant community and single-parent household, finances were always a topic of conversation. At Wharton, it’s on my mind but rarely discussed. As new immigrants, my mom and I lived in a one-bedroom apartment—and sublet that bedroom to a graduate student—living for years in a cramped living room. Every grocery run and

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