This past Thursday, SPEC hosted an announcement party for the Spring Fling opener. They raffled off the opportunity to buy floor passes, handed out glow sticks, and allowed attendees to guess "What's Next For Fling" on a chalk board. While nobody guessed the opener, someone did the nail the headliner: Chance The Rapper. Eventually they announced the opener to be 3LAU, a 25-year-old Las Vegas-based DJ, and the night ended with a performance from Penn Hype. Photos by Julio Sosa | News Photo Editor
American electronic music trio Major Lazer – comprised of Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire – performed a free show this past Sunday, March 6 in Havana, Cuba in front of the newly reopened U.S. Embassy. Major Lazer is the first major U.S. act to perform in Cuba in the new era of diplomatic relations between the island nation and the United States- and Penn students abroad were there to witness it. As Major Lazer explained in their press conference, it is important to build bridges between countries and study abroad programs are one way of constructing these connections. Penn has offered its students the opportunity to study abroad in Cuba for over a decade, and without the educational infrastructure and emphasis on these experiences, it would otherwise be nearly impossible for students to witness historical moments such as these. Photos by Marcus Katz | Senior Photographer
By Carter Coudriet, Digital Director
An obvious highlight of the DP’s visit to Iowa was the opportunity to follow Wharton alum Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in the days leading up to the caucuses. Despite the Donald’s blustery speeches, some of the strongest convictions came not from the candidate himself but from his supporters. People came from across the country to see the real estate mogul speak at a rally in the Gerald W. Kirn Middle School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Here is what they had to say.
Finally, snow reaches Penn! Students and squirrels around campus enjoy the flurry that occurred over the weekend.
Penn women's basketball welcomed in the new year from Honolulu, where they played two games over six days while still finding time to enjoy their surroundings.
Makuu, The Black Cultural Center at Penn, hosted a Kwanzaa event on Monday. The event included members of both the University and West Philadelphia communities to celebrate the values of collaboration, self-determination, and purpose. The feast brought together students, student groups, faculty, alumni, administrators, and community guests to learn about Kwanzaa.
Our photographers profiled a few Penn students who agreed to participate in a project documenting a small part of interesting tidbits of life at Penn. Here are some snapshots of their days.
Miley Cyrus played at the Electric Factory on December 5 for her tour, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz. She surprised the crowd with her crazy antics and costumes, dressing like a sun, moon, and baby, and showed off her colorful wigs. At one point she addressed the crowd and Philly as a whole, and recalled stories of her time living in the city // Lizzy Machielse | Associate Photo Editor
Penn football defeated Cornell 34-21 Saturday at Franklin Field, winning them a share of the Ivy title. Read the full recap here.
Penn's Assembly of International Students held a candlelight vigil on Monday for the lives lost in recent tragedies around the world. University Chaplain Chaz Howard and Vice Provost Ezekiel Emanuel shared words of condolences before the candles were lit.
After the 2016 Commencement, Hill College House will shut down and undergo its first large-scale renovation since the facility was completed in 1960. This upcoming renovation project includes updates such as air conditioning, bathroom remodeling and newly designed study spaces.