The trip took 15 students to the Middle East over spring break through the Penn Global Seminar, "Violent Non-State Actors."
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This past Saturday night, a committee of Wharton Graduate and Law students hosted their 14th annual "Fight Night" to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia. This year's event was the most attended ever, bringing 2,500 graduate students from different schools across campus to the Palestra to cheer on the fighters. Fight Night Co-Chair and third-year Penn Law student John Kostelnak said this year’s event was the most expensive to organize compared with other Fight Nights in the past, but sold more tickets than ever before and the committee hopes to raise over $70,000. Photos by Lucia Huo
Penn students, staff, and faculty came together on Feb. 22 to protest gun violence. Despite the rain, participants stood for an hour with umbrellas and paper signs indicating the date, location, and fatalities of recent mass shootings in the U.S., including the one that happened at Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14.
“It just keeps happening so repeatedly, and there’s never a lesson learned,” College senior Corey Loftus said. “I think it’s important that we do something about it.”
Photos by Julio Sosa, Emma Boey, and Mira Shetty.
Millions of people attended the victory parade for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Every one of them withstood sub-freezing temperatures, wind chills, and congested trains just for a chance to catch a glimpse of their athletic heroes. We went out to take their portraits, listen to their stories, and learn why Philadelphia is known for having "the greatest fans in the world." Photos by Chase Sutton, Joy Lee, Giovanna Paz, Lucia Huo, and Biruk Tibebe.
Following the Eagles' Super Bowl victory Sunday night, Center City transformed into a sea of chaos as residents of Philadelphia stormed the streets in celebration. People danced on cars, honked their horns, climbed up lampposts, launched fireworks, and screamed "Go Birds!" It was the Eagles' first Super Bowl victory ever. Photos by Sam Holland, Joy Lee, Zach Sheldon, Carson Kahoe, Mona Lee, Julio Sosa, and Pranay Vemulamada.
Thousands of activists marched through Center City on Jan. 20 for the second Women's March on Philadelphia.
The massive group of participants included Penn students, young children, elderly adults, and pets. Departing from Logan Square, demonstrators paraded up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Eakins Oval for a rally in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Many marchers could be seen wearing pink "pussy hats" and carrying signs with slogans on topics such as gender equality, climate change, and religious freedom.
The rally in Philadelphia was one of dozens that were held around the country for activists to demonstrate their persistent critiques on President Donald Trump and his administration.
Photos by Lulu Wang, Mona Lee, Evan Batov, Ethan Wu, and Emma Boey
To cap off a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., residents of W.E.B. Du Bois College House and members of the community at large precessed in silence from Du Bois to the compass, where they held a candlelight vigil organized by the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Following the lighting of the candles, the congregation sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing," held a prayer, and returned to Du Bois, where commemorations continued until 10 p.m. (Photos by Julio Sosa and Lulu Wang)
The Quakers headed down south for their November break, with the men traveling to Ft. Myers, Florida for the Gulf Coast Showcase, and the women flying to Bimini, The Bahamas to compete in the Junkanoo Jam. The men's team finished the tournament in 3rd place after posting wins over Northern Illinois and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The women's team dropped the first game of their tournament to Georgia Tech, but clawed their way back from an 18-point deficit in their second game to beat Missouri State. Zach Sheldon | Sports Photo Editor
In preparation for this year's basketball season, we look back at the ups and downs of the 2016-2017 season, from the record-breaking season of Sydney Stipanovich to Jackson Donahue's buzzer-beater to send the men's team to the Ivy League Tournament. Zach Sheldon | Sports Photo Editor
Photos by Zach Sheldon | Sports Photo Editor and Chase Sutton | Staff Photographer
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Fans packed the Palestra to watch the 76ers' 2017-2018 squad compete in an intense scrimmage, featuring big names such as Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, and JJ Reddick. Zach Sheldon | Sports Photo Editor
This past Saturday, September 30, Penn students along with Philadelphians gathered in center city Philadelphia in a protest of rape culture. Joy Lee | News Photo Editor
Students organize to march in protest of the repeal of DACA on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The Trump administration's elimination will affect an estimated 800,000 DREAMers across the United States, pending further action by Congress. This March follows a statement released by President Amy Gutmann, Provost Wendell Pritchett and EVP Craig Carnaroli on September 6th pledging to protect and defend Penn students who may be affected by these events. Sam Holland | Associate Photo Editor
As the Quakers get ready to take on Ohio Dominican in their first game of the season, we took a look back on Penn's championship 2016 season.
Zach Sheldon | Sports Photo Editor
This past weekend, students from Penn and other universities gathered for the biannual PennApps. They filled the rooms and hallways of the Engineering quad coding, sleeping, and eating. Joy Lee | News Photo Editor
Monday night, the class of 2021 gathered on College Green for Convocation. President Amy Gutmann, along with others, officially welcomed the new freshmen class to Penn. Daniel Xu | Staff Photographer
On May 15, 2017, seniors, faculty, administrators, family, and friends gathered in Franklin Field to celebrate the graduation of Penn's class of 2017. This was Penn's 261st Commencement. // Carson Kahoe | Senior Photographer
We were able to sit down with several of Penn's senior athletes and discuss their feelings on retirement. Some had their season end abruptly, while others spent hours wondering when (and how) their collegiate career would end. The athletes had varying perspectives on how their careers turned out and what the future would bring for them, but all of them had many valuable memories to share. Zach Sheldon | Sports Photo Editor