Philadelphia sparked with patriotism in celebration of liberty, independence, and community as the birthplace of America. Week long festivities sponsored by the Wawa Welcome to America Festival featured free concerts from singers Jennifer Hudson and Megan Trainor, free food and games, as well as dazzling fireworks to end the night.
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The 31st Annual Philadelphia Pride Parade marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and commemorated the accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ movement. Notable speakers and performers at the event included Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny, Governor Wolf, Drag Queen VinChelle, and musician David Hernandez.
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This season was an immense success for Penn men's lacrosse. It was the team's first 6-0 record in Ivy play since 1984, as well as its first NCAA quarterfinal appearance since 1989.
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Every day, students study and enjoy the historical mystique of the Fisher Fine Arts Library, the oldest library on Penn's campus. However, many students might not ever travel beyond the eye-catching Reading Room. This photo essay shows all of the many resources Fisher Fine Arts has to offer that may have been hidden before.
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With finals season and warmer weather now here, The Daily Pennsylvanian has scoped out some of the best outdoor study spots on campus. Some are old favorites, others less known.
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The 125th running of the Penn Relays pulled athletes from across the world to Franklin Field. Thousands of fans traveled from near and far to enjoy the three day carnival.
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Hundreds of students, faculty, and peers gathered on College Green for Take Back the Night, an international movement and protest against sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship violence, and all other forms of sexual violence.
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On March 25, The Daily Pennsylvanian took a deep dive into Krone’s daily life and what keeps him busy, whether it’s giving a tour for Kite and Key, meeting with various leaders on campus to discuss pertinent issues, or simply checking up on emails and staying up to date with classes.
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Capping off Penn's annual celebration of LGBTQ culture, the QPenn and Queer Student Alliance Drag Show drew crowds to watch local professionals and student performers.
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The Penn Museum opened a new exhibit Saturday showcasing its extensive Egyptian collection, allowing visitors to see how artifacts are conserved.The three-part exhibit, titled “Ancient Egypt: From Discovery and Display,” features more than 200 artifacts, many of which have have never been shown to the public before.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden was named the first Penn Presidential Professor of Practice in 2017. Here's a look back in photos at Joe Biden’s visits to Penn since becoming a professor.
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Members of the Class of 2019 attended Penn's 263rd Commencement ceremony on May 20. Award-winning author and criminal justice reform advocate Bryan Stevenson was the commencement speaker, and Penn President Amy Gutmann delivered a speech centered around the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Photos by Biruk Tibebe and Son Nguyen.
Members of the Class of 2021 gathered on College Green to attend the U-Night, a new tradition for Penn sophomores planned by Class Board 2021. The event featured free food, multiple raffles, speeches from Provost Wendell Pritchett and Penn President Amy Gutmann, and a lantern-lighting ceremony to symbolize class unity and celebrate the transition to junior year.
Photos by Emily Xu.
High School, College, and Olympic Athletes gather for the 125th running of the Penn Relays.
For the first time since 1986, Penn men's lacrosse won the outright Ivy League regular season title. The No. 5 Quakers dominated Dartmouth, 22-6, ending the season with an undefeated 6-0 record in Ivy Play. This is the first outright title for the Red and Blue since 1986, and the third in program history.
Photos by Son Nguyen and Chase Sutton.
In 2018, students stormed into Center City when the Eagles won the Super Bowl, threw a "throwback show" for Spring Fling, and planned a (failed) protest against the decision to close Huntsman Hall early. Take a look back at this past year in photos.
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The rooftop lounges of Rodin, Harrison, and Harnwell College Houses offer breathtaking views of Center City. The lounges are also used as event spaces.
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The March to End Rape Culture returned to Philadelphia this past weekend after an eventful week of news with the Brett Kavanaugh hearing and Bill Cosby's sentencing. This annual event raises awareness about rape culture — a culture where sexual violence is accepted as a part of everyday life — and its effects across society. The event began on Saturday around 11 a.m. and some of the speakers included activist and filmmaker Nuala Cabral, members of Galaei, a queer Latinx social justice organization, and speakers from the Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration.
Photos by Alec Druggan and Sam Holland