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.
Take a look at what some DP photographers did over Fall Break.
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
A student was hit by a car Monday night while crossing 38th St. More information can be found here.
Upon walking into the main Engineering building that housed PennApps over the weekend, I was overwhelmed by the sight of hundreds of empty snack wrappers, half-eaten pieces of pizza, and students huddled around countless computer screens. Despite its superficially sophomoric appearance, you could immediately tell that the students participating in PennApps were some of the most driven and ambitious young minds that the field of engineering has to offer. The students spent the weekend collaborating on projects that seemed like ideas of a futuristic science fiction movie, from smart-insulin injectors to a popularity analysis utilizing tweets about the election. Though the students were operating on frighteningly low amounts of sleep, many of them were willing to chat with me about their projects and experience so far at PennApps.Zach Sheldon | Associate Photo Editor
Penn students and local Philadelphians flocked to the Penn Museum's Harrison Auditorium on Friday to attend a political rally for Katie McGinty, a Democrat running to unseat Republican Pat Toomey as US Senator for Pennsylvania. The rally also served to support Hillary Clinton, with signs proclaiming "CLINTON/KAINE" and "STRONGER TOGETHER" sprinkled throughout the auditorium. The list of speakers included sitting US Senator for Pennsylvania Bob Casey, Jr., and, notably, Elizabeth Warren, liberal darling and US Senator for Massachusetts. The speakers railed against Toomey and Trump while simultaneously promoting McGinty and Clinton.// Carson Kahoe | Photo EditorPhotos by Lucy Wang | Staff Photographer
The Fall Activities Fair, organized annually by the Student Activities Council, provides an opportunity for student clubs to advertise themselves to freshmen while simultaneously exposing freshmen to the many opportunities at Penn. Around 5:00 on Tuesday, Locust Walk transformed into a bustling hub filled with posters, tables, snacks, flyers, and students.On one side of Locust Walk, members of club sports, such as rugby, tennis, baseball, and soccer, lined up in uniform, showed off their equipment, and scheduled tryouts for eager students. On the other side, representatives from some of Penn’s internationally competitive teams, such as the Parliamentary Debate Society and the Aerial Robotics club, eagerly sought to recruit new members. Cultural clubs were also well represented, including the Lebanese Club, Korean Students Association, and the Canadian Club, to name a few. The list of groups goes on: performing arts, volunteer, pre-professional, all side-by-side for this one late-summer afternoon.// Daniel Xu | Staff PhotographerPhotos by Daniel Xu and Ananya Chandra