When he was around 7 years old and still living in South Korea, Penn football senior linebacker David Park’s parents took him to piano lessons. He had already demonstrated a love for athletics — specifically, soccer — but they figured it would be a good idea to try a variety of extracurriculars.
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Next Monday, the pages of Sports Illustrated will contain a face very familiar to Penn field hockey: Jasmine Cole, the freshman attack from Montclair, N.J. who has been largely responsible for Penn’s unprecedented success this season.
Penn field hockey needed no overtime heroics to get the win.
The difficult, evenly matched and hard-fought games keep coming.
Even away from Ellen Vagelos Field, Penn field hockey continues adding on to its string of successes.
For Penn field hockey’s Helene Caniglia, going home and visiting the family doesn’t necessarily mean a break from athletics.
It’s an oft-repeated maxim in the classroom: Teaching others is the best way to learn. This summer, that age-old technique was taken out of the classroom and onto Penn’s volleyball courts.
A couple of weeks ago, my mother told me that she wanted to get cosmetic surgery.
Despite his soccer team’s struggles this past season, sophomore Alex Murphy is sure to return to Penn in high spirits.
Starting in the fall, Penn will be rolling out a feature that allows viewers to stream sports games across the Ivy League.
When the children in Philadelphia are dropped off for their first day of school in the fall, they might not recognize the schools they are returning to.
This summer, Penn will be using its basketball program’s illustrious history to bring some modern flair to the Palestra.
As Penn tries to catch up to its opponents on the court, its coaches are taking to the internet.
Last Wednesday, on 22nd and Market streets, a vacant building next to a Salvation Army store was being torn down. In the middle of the demolition, a four-story wall collapsed onto the adjacent thrift store, injuring 13 and leaving six people dead.
In one of my clearest memories, I am 8 years old. It is 6:30 a.m., and I should most certainly still be asleep. Instead, I am sitting on my parents’ bed, holding my breath and trying not to be furious with my father for making me go to bed before finding out who won the previous night’s baseball game. I stare religiously at the television while a reporter for the local news drones on in the background, talking about taxes or property or something else I am far too young to care about.
For Chris Johnson, cycling was always a natural hobby. He grew up in the part of California where the mountain bike was invented, so it only made sense that he would end up biking.
Along with most other people who grow up in the heart of suburbia, I firmly believe my town is the most boring town ever. I grew up in a neighborhood where all the streets are named after writers whose books I didn’t really understand — Faulkner, anyone? — and the most exciting activities are getting high on backyard swing sets and hopscotch on chalk-smeared driveways. Civil disobedience on Thoreau Street came most often in the form of biking without a helmet, and Emerson would have been highly underwhelmed by the “natural splendor” — a few trees that have yet to be cut down — of the road that bears his namesake.
Penn’s season may be over, but there will be no shortage of lacrosse in Philadelphia this weekend.