The Penn Political Review was founded in 2003 as The Soapbox Magazine, and has grown over the past seven years to include a wide spectrum of student, faculty, and guest opinions from the University of Pennsylvania community. Our articles are chosen by a non-partisan Editorial Board that seeks incisive, provocative pieces representing Penn’s diverse community. We also love political cartoons, and have a tradition of featuring the best ones as our cover art.
Our founding principle is that every student has something to say about the political and social institutions around him or her, and we are a “soapbox” for students to step onto to voice their opinions. In this spirit, we are not an academic journal, and you do not need to study political science to publish with us.