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Think back to your thirteen-year-old self.

Remember all of those fun, intriguing books and magazines you begged your parents to buy for you from the book catalogue you got at school? How about the legendary Bill Nye? Brain POP, Nat Geo KIDS?

Unfortunately, these are all resources that are not necessarily available to all growing children, especially in less fortunate areas like the one we live in at Penn. We want to make sure that every child gets a chance to be inspired at a young age, as well as a chance to share some of the most vivid and sweet memories from our childhood.

This is what inspired us to create UnEarthed here at Penn.

We want to make sure that every child has the chance to unearth their intellect and curiosity as we unearth the wonders of the world in our publication. We strive to provide free, creative and inspirational educational magazines for pre-teens and teens in the West Philadelphia area. We feature everything and anything interesting, from the wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, to the rise of superbugs, the magic of the Fibonacci sequence, and the myths of the mystical Yeti.

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Everything at unEarthed is team driven - we brainstorm, develop and  implement all processes as a team. All ideas are investigated with no avenue ignored.


Our writers spend the early part of each semester creating content for each issue. Our semesterly issues have unique themes to which all content relates back.


Our design team keeps the audience in mind when producing kid-friendly spreads. We give our designers creative discretion to do what they do best: design.


We partner with West Philadelphia elementary and middle schools, community outreach programs and local tutoring services to distribute our publication to inquisitive, young children, eager to learn about the world they live in.


See what we've been up to!




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Issue 1: Monsters

Fall 2017 semester

released January 2018

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Issue 2: Magic

Spring 2018 semester

released June 2018


Issue 3: Explorers

Fall 2018 semester

released January 2019 

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Issue 4: Chit Chat

Created Spring 2019 semester,

released Fall 2019

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Issue 7: Dreams

Created Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, released Fall 2021


Issue 5: Green

Created Fall 2019 semester, released Spring 2020


Issue 8: Soar

Created Fall 2021 semester, released Spring 2022


Issue 6: Secrets

Created Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters, released Spring 2021


Issue 9: Sense

Created Spring 2022 semester, released Fall 2022



Daphne Cheung

President & Editor-in-Chief

Daphne is a senior in Bioengineering on the pre-med track. She is passionate about inspiring children at a young age to foster their intellectual curiosity at a critical age, leading her to create UnEarthed on her own time. When not doing science-y things, she can be found camping, travelling, or exploring restaurants.

Ryan Foo

VP External Operations

Ryan is a sophomore who is currently undecided on his major, but has interests in Political Science, Law, and Economics. He loves helping his community, and wants to ensure that the next generation of students has access to inspirational literary materials. In his free time, he loves trying new restaurants, traveling, playing basketball, and eating pineapple. 

James Allen

VP Internal Operations

James is a senior in Wharton studying Finance & Marketing. He is a passionate entrepreneur who loves solving business problems, and giving back to his community. When not running businesses, he is travelling, binge-watching Netflix or at the theatre.

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Aran McCay

VP Digital

Aran is a junior studying biology who works on creating UnEarthed's website. She joined UnEarthed because she's always loved science and other kinds of learning, and wants to help impart passion and curiosity upon others. She loves traveling, playing with dogs, and eating her way through Philly's restaurants.

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Meghana Iyer

Digital Outreach

Meghana is a sophomore majoring in bioengineering. She is extremely passionate about educating and inspiring younger children to explore and develop a natural curiosity for science, history, and other fascinating topics. Outside of UnEarthed, she sings and arranges music for an a capella group, likes to explore the West Philly area looking for good brunch places and cute coffee shops, and catch up on sleep and Jane the Virgin.

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Andrew Noh

VP Finance

Andrew is a sophomore in the College majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). He was inspired to join UnEarthed because of positive experiences he had in high school teaching English to children. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, watching The Office, and napping.

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Chloe Gong

Managing Editor

Chloe is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences possibly double majoring in English and International Relations. She loves writing and joined UnEarthed to help spread the love for learning through words. In her free time, she's either working on her next novel or reading.

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Ava Cruz

VP Design

Ava is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences as a prospective Visual Studies major on the pre-med track. She is excited to fuse her love of design, science, and kids through UnEarthed! In her free time, she loves going to concerts and traveling.

OUR magazines



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Faizah Saadmin
President & Editor-in-Chief

Faizah is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, studying global health and chemistry. She joined UnEarthed because of its mission to actively engage the students of the Philadelphia community and because she loves teaching children. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants with her friends, watching movies, and traveling.

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Sofia Cavicchia
VP Internal Operations

Sofia is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences. She joined UnEarthed because it was the perfect opportunity to combine her love for creativity and community. In her free time, Sofia loves exploring center city, shooting film, and playing the guitar.

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Alhena Islam
VP External Operations

Alhena Islam is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Biology with a concentration in Molecular Biology. She joined UnEarthed because she loves working and interacting with children and wants to make academic materials such as, our magazine, readily available to students within the community. In her free time, she enjoys bullet journaling, collecting stationery, and watching Korean dramas.

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Richa Patel
VP Finance

Richa is a senior in SEAS studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She loves UnEarthed because it allows her to use her creativity and love of science to serve her community. In her free time, she likes to read, play tennis, and explore Philadelphia with friends!

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Julia Van Lare
Managing Editor

Julia Van Lare is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying public health. She joined UnEarthed because of her childhood love of fun history and science facts. Julia also loves reading, photography, and baking.


Angela Song

VP Design

Angela is a senior in SEAS studying Bioengineering. She joined UnEarthed because she loved reading magazines like Discover and National Geographic as a kid and wanted to bring that experience to others. In her free time, she likes to read, draw, and watch movies on Disney +.

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Allaha Mohiby
VP Digital

Allaha Mohiby is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, studying Neuroscience. Allaha loves being a part of UnEarthed because of the opportunity it brings to interact with students in Philadelphia. In her free time, Allaha enjoys exploring Philadelphia with friends, watching Netflix and picking up a new book to read.

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Aylin Ergin
VP Public Relations

Aylin is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, studying neurobiology. She joined UnEarthed because she loved to read educational magazines growing up and wants to make that possible for other children in the Philadelphia community as well. In her free time, she loves working out, going on walks in the city, and reading!


Kate Paik
Head of Digital Content

Kate Paik is a sophomore in SEAS studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Kate joined UnEarthed because she enjoys sharing her love for science with elementary students. In her free time, she loves to play Overcooked! with her friends, watch k-dramas, and explore cute dessert shops.

Editing Team

Meet the team behind the polishing and tailoring of all the content that goes in our magazines. They work hard to maintain a high quality of work, and tailoring complex subjects for a younger audience.

Writing Team

Meet the team that is the main powerhouse generating all the amazing content we have. They work hard to craft interesting and inspiring material for our young readers.

Design Team

Meet our talented team of designers who put together amazing spreads, graphics and illustrations for each issue. They work hard to ensure that all the articles are engaging and eye-catching for kids of all ages.

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