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
Students from across the world gathered on Penn's campus this weekend for 36 hours of collaboration, creation, and coding. PennApps, founded in the fall of 2009, was the nation's first student-run college hackathon. Teams of up to four people work on innovative projects that combine elements of web development, mobile applications, drones, and more.
Photos by Caroline Gibson, Future Kortor, and Emily Xu.
The Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, a new building that houses the Political Science Department and Economics Department, has officially opened this August, several months after the original May 2018 completion estimate. Across from the Penn Bookstore, the building contains a 120-seat auditorium, classrooms, seminar rooms, faculty offices, conference rooms, lounge spaces, and undergraduate study spaces.
On August 27, Amy Gutmann officially welcomed the Class of 2022 to Penn at Convocation. The event, which is attended by all students in the freshmen class, featured performances by the Quakernotes and Glee Club, as well as remarks from Provost Wendell Pritchett.
Photos by Mira Shetty
Students in Penn's class of 2022 continued to move into their on-campus residences on Wednesday. Penn President Amy Gutmann, as well as the Phillie Phanatic mascot, were spotted welcoming students outside of Hill College House and the Quad.
This album will be updated throughout New Student Orientation. Be sure to check back for more photos.
Photos by Mona Lee, Mira Shetty, and Chase Sutton.
On May 14, members of the Class of 2018 celebrated their Commencement at Franklin Field. This year's Commencement featured NBC News anchor Andrea Mitchell.
Franklin Field hosted the 124th running of the Penn Relays. People traveled from around the world to participate in this 3-day track and field event, which featured high school, college, and many Olympic athletes.
On April 26th, President Amy Gutmann welcomed the Class of 2019 to senior year. The moving-up tradition has been celebrated at Penn since 1916. For the full album of photos, check out the DP's Facebook album.
Photos by Caroline Gibson, Zach Sheldon, and Pranay Vemulamada.
Spring Fling concertgoers made their way to Penn Park for this year's annual Spring Fling concert. In contrast to previous years, UPenn SPEC decided to host a "throwback show," featuring a diverse lineup that originally received mixed reviews: The All-American Rejects, JoJo, Sage the Gemini, and CupcakKe. Photos by Chase Sutton
Holi 2018 transformed College Green into a sea of colors Friday afternoon. Originally postponed from the previous weekend due to inclement weather, the festival also included music and dance performances from multiple student groups, including: West Philly Swingers, Penn Masti, Penn Dhamaka, Strictly Funk, Penn Raas and Penn Thillana. Photos by David Zhou and Son Nguyen.
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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