Within my time as a DP summer intern, I gained several different editorial and management skills, and was also given the opportunity to develop close working relationships with fellow interns and my mentor from The Philadelphia Inquirer. The program gave interns and the overall summer season at the DP a sense of greater impetus and purpose. We are all very lucky to have received alumni support to further not only our personal growth as journalists, but to contribute greatly to the overall success of the company.
Deputy News Editor & DP 2020 Summer Internship participant
Participating in the DP summer internship program allowed me to do some of the most meaningful journalism of my career. I was able to hone my on-the-ground reporting and writing skills, with which I had almost no experience until this summer. At the same time, I continued to refine my photojournalism capabilities and tell the stories most important to the Penn and Philadelphia communities, including the Black Lives Matter protests and the multi-faceted impact of the pandemic. Without the support of my alumni mentors and the alumni who helped to fund the program, I have no doubt that I would not be as well positioned as I am today to become a professional journalist.
From 'The Simpsons' to Campus Activism, Street Is Here, There, and Everywhere
Yes, you might remember 34th Street as the DP’s cooler and sexier older sister. We like that title, but we’ve also grown up a bit since the last time you picked up a copy inside or outside of the DP, or snatched the latest issue from a staffer on Locust Walk.
Robinhood Complex? UTB Wants You to Redistribute Your Wealth to Us Before We Do It For You
Under the Button is a silly little magazine staffed by silly little writers and videographers. We make silly little jokes for our silly little readers. But we can’t do it without your help. We need silly little dollars from your silly little wallet to keep writing silly little articles. Why should you?
An association, a network and really just a family! The DPAA and our alumni are the heartbeat of our organization. Every year, DP alumni generously give time, guidance and the funds we need to operate and advance our organization. Our students are incredibly lucky to have such an available and supportive volunteer alumni community working closely with them.
The best part about the DPAA is that it will ALWAYS be a loyal network of support for our students and alumni long after their Penn journeys have ended.
DP Columnist, 2000-01
Judicial Clerk, US Appeals Court
UPenn students have always been at the forefront of social justice issues and its solutions, and wherever it happens, the DP is there to spotlight extraordinary causes and individuals to spread awareness and to bring to our attention important events that demand to be noticed.
From uncovering unjust surveillance, participating in sit-ins, and protesting police brutality, student activism has evolved tremendously over the years and continues to be one of the Quakers community’s most distinctive characteristics. The DP evolves just as our community does, inspired to keep up with its achievements and dedicated to sharing them to the wider world.