Last week, Chestnut Hill held its annual Harry Potter Festival and Quidditch Tournament. Once a year around Halloween, the Philadelphia suburb transforms itself into a wonderland inspired by the popular novel series. In addition to the Quidditch, events included a pub crawl and recreations of famous landmarks from the books.
Penn football played Yale last Friday night in the Bulldog's first ever night game in the Yale Bowl. It was not meant to be a fairytale game for the hosts, however, as the Quakers started strong and never looked back. Three receiving touchdowns from junior talisman Justin Watson helped the Red and Blue drive up a 35-0 lead by halftime. After a slower second half in which Penn coach Ray Priore pulled most of his starters, the game ended a convincing blowout, 42-7. Still undefeated in Ivy play, Penn stands in pole position to reclaim the Ivy League title.
With the city skyline glittering behind her, Hillary Clinton campaigned in front of a crowd of over 7,000 people at Penn Park on Saturday night. During her speech, Clinton applauded the efforts of campaigners to register hundreds more voters in Pennsylvania than in 2012, and called upon young voters in particular to participate in this year's election. "This could truly be the election where young people turn out in larger numbers than ever and make their voices heard," Clinton said.Photos by Ananya Chandra, Carson Kahoe, Zach Sheldon, Julio Sosa, Sam Holland, Mark Shtrakhman, Pranay Vemulamada, Griff Fitzsimmons, Zihan Xiong, and Manon Voland
The Quakers, under second-year head coach Ray Priore, beat Al Bagnoli and his Columbia Lions by a score of 35-10. Penn dominated the second half after a slow start to pick up its eighth straight Ivy League victory dating back to last season. A breakout performance from Tre Solomon - featuring a throwing touchdown from the running back - led Penn Football to victory over Columbia. For his efforts, Solomon was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week. The Quakers will look to improve on their 2-0 Ivy Record on Friday vs. Yale.Photos by Ilana Wurman and Ananya Chandra
Students and parents alike flocked to Shoemaker Green Saturday afternoon to take part in Fan Fest, a pregame event prior to the Penn-Columbia game. The event, hosted by the DP, the Red and Blue Crew, and the Class Boards, featured a deejay, an inflatable rock climbing area, and performances by the Penn Band and cheerleaders. Penn proceeded to win the Family Weekend game 35-10. For more photos, visit our Facebook album.// Carson Kahoe | Photo EditorPhotos by Alykhan Lalani and Manon Voland
The overarching storyline at Franklin Field on Saturday will be one thing: the return of Al Bagnoli. After winning nine Ivy titles in 23 years in University City, Bagnoli took over Columbia's football program in 2015. This Saturday, he will return to Franklin Field for the first time since his retirement.
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Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Tim Kaine visited Philadelphia Wednesday evening, speaking at the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 19 Hall in Penn's Landing. Fresh off his debate with Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence, Kaine spoke about his performance in the debate, outlined his and running mate's Hillary Clinton's economic plans, and spoke out against Republican nominee Donald Trump.// Idil Demirdag | Associate Photo Editor
This weekend in sports included home games for Field Hockey, Volleyball, and Women's Tennis, and an away game for Penn Football.
After much anticipation, the Perry World House opened to much fanfare Tuesday afternoon. Among the presenters at the opening ceremonies were University President Amy Gutmann, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay, and 1977 Wharton graduate Richard C. Perry and his wife Lisa Perry. Students representing countries from around the world were also present, bearing various national flags.// Lizzy Machielse | Associate Photo Editor
On Sunday, Penn women's soccer faced off against Drexel, tying 0-0.
Penn men's soccer earned their first win of the season in dramatic fashion on Saturday night. The Quakers beat La Salle 1-0 courtesy of a last-gasp, 108th minute goal by freshman Sam Hefter. The team improved to 1-1-3 on the season so far.
Philadelphians young and old lined up as early as 9:30 a.m. Monday morning to see Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak at Temple University’s Mitten Hall. This was Secretary Clinton's first speech in Philadelphia since her pneumonia diagnosis. Support for Secretary Clinton was strong, with the hall reaching full capacity within an hour of its opening to the public, requiring the fire marshals to declare that no further persons would be allowed in the hall. Not everyone attended the event to express their support for Clinton. Certain individuals protested outside, urging passers-by to vote either for third-party candidates or Wharton alum and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Secretary Clinton’s visit to Temple came after her recent weak support in the polls among young voters aged 18-35, according to NBC Philadelphia.// Esha Indani | Contributing Photographer
This weekend Penn Football played it's season opener against Lehigh at Franklin Field. Although the the two teams were tied at the half, 28-28, the Quakers fell to Lehigh 49-28.
Two police officers were shot late Friday night in West Philadelphia, police reported, including one Penn Police officer. Both were responsive and taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.In total, seven people were shot, including the suspect, who was killed by police. A civilian is also dead. Helicopters buzzed overhead above West Philadelphia, and red and blue police lights painted buildings with color in the area of the crime scene, with streets blocked off from 47th to 53rd streets and Market to Pine streets. Local residents stood on their porches, and police redirected bystanders away from the active crime scene.// Carson Kahoe | Photo EditorThis was last updated Sept. 17 at 12:55 p.m.
On Friday afternoon, Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL) organized a demonstration on Locust Walk protesting the murders of black and brown people, particularly those killed this summer. Called a Ferguson Friday, this demonstration is intended to be the first of many, held by SOUL every other week. This demonstration is at least in part a reaction to the fact that some Penn students will like, retweet and share Black Live Matters posts on social media yet still avert their eyes from demonstrations like this. To that end, these demonstrations take aim at breaking through the insulation of Penn's campus and engaging those students.// Guyrandy Jean-Gilles | Senior Photographer
Around noon on Thursday, "Brother Ross" Jackson arrived on College Green preaching his message against homosexuality as part of his tour across American college campuses. Hundreds of students gathered in a circle to debate with the preacher throughout a three hour period, stopping in between classes and lunch. By 2:30pm, another group of students stood on the button in front of Van Pelt Library, holding signs to protest Brother Ross's message. Because it was a space open to the public, the preacher could not be stopped, but police stood watch throughout the afternoon.Photos by Julio Sosa, Guyrandy Jean-Gilles and Avalon Morell
President Barack Obama came to Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon to deliver a speech to a packed crowd in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. He discussed equal pay for equal work, the burden of student debt and emphatically denounced Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. When the crowd booed Mr. Trump, President Obama responded with his now famous quip, “Don’t boo, vote!” There were also serious elements to his speech, as he referenced his old slogan (“Yes, we can”) and mentioned that this may be the last time he visits Philadelphia as the President.// Zach Sheldon | Associate Photo EditorPhotos by Zach Sheldon, Lucy Wang, and Carson Kahoe
On Tuesday afternoon, University President Amy Gutmann cut the ceremonial ribbon to New College House. This isn't President Gutmann's first ceremonial visit to New College House. During Freshman Move-In, she visited to speak with incoming students. The Penn Band was present to add pomp to the event.// Carson Kahoe | Photo EditorPhotos by Idil Demirdag | Staff Photographer