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January 20th: Donald Trump was sworn in as the first Penn graduate to become president.


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January 21st: One day after President Trump's inauguration, thousands of citizens gathered in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. for the Women's March.



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February 27th: Beiler's Donuts University City opened its doors at Chestnut Hall.



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March 7th: The women's basketball team finished out an incredible season that included winning their third Ivy League Title in four years. They ultimately lost to Texas A&M, 63 - 61, in the first round of the NCAA tournament, falling victim to the largest comeback in tournament history.

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March 11th-12th: Penn hosted the first ever Ivy League basketball tournament at the Palestra, with the women's team bringing home the trophy and the men's team losing to Princeton in a heartbreaking overtime loss.



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March 14th: Snow Storm Stella hit Penn's campus in the week following spring break.

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March 21st: "Saturday Night Live" star Kenan Thompson paid a visit to Irvine Auditorium.

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March 30th: Former Vice President Joe Biden had his second official visit to Penn since it was announced he would be a professor at Penn. He participated in a Q&A with President Amy Gutmann.

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April 8th: Penn Holi, the annual celebration hosted by the Class Boards, Penn Traditions, Penn Hindu & Jain Association, and The Collctve filled the air in front of College Hall with colored powder.

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April 21st: Tinashe and Zedd took the stage at Penn Park for the Fling concert. They performed hits such as "Company" and "Closer" to a crowd of drenched attendees, keeping the student body animated throughout the inclement weather.

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April 28th: Penn juniors marched down Locust Walk, holding canes and biting each other's styrofoam hats to celebrate Hey Day. 

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April 28th - 29th: Penn hosted the 123rd running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in April, with school records posted by the women's team in the 4x1500m and 4x800m relays, and the men's team in the distance medley relay. In the field, freshman Sean Clarke took second in pole vault and Rachel Wilson set a school record in the women's hammer throw.

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April 29th: Former Pen Quarterback Alek Torgersen finished his senior season by leading the Quakers to an Ivy League title, and went on to sign with the Atlanta Falcons.

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After going undrafted, former Penn football quarterback Alek Torgersen signed with the Atlanta Falcons before being waived at the end of preseason.

May 15th: 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.

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August 28th: The Class of 2021 gathered on College Green for Convocation, where they were officially welcomed to Penn by President Amy Gutmann, along with other administrators.

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September 9th: Students from Penn and other universities gathered for the biannual PennApps hackathon. They filled the rooms and hallways of the Engineering Quad coding, sleeping, and eating.

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September 30th: Penn students, and many Philadelphians, gathered in center city Philadelphia for the March to End Rape Culture.

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October 1st: After eight years on Penn's campus, Capogiro closed its University City location.

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November 4th: The Quakers outlasted the Princeton Tigers, 38-35, to claim victory at the Homecoming game, with wide receiver Justin Watson recording eight catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns.

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When Penn football has played Princeton in recent years, the result has usually been epic. Now, that historic rivalry game is moving to the final week of the season, adding even further energy.

Senior wide receiver Justin Watson finished his final season with Quakers this year, ending his legendary career as the all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards.

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December 9th: Penn was blanketed with snow for the first time this winter.

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