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Photo Essay | Penn's once bustling campus, now vacant

(04/23/20 3:31am)

Over a month ago, members of the Penn community were evicted from campus in order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Once overflowing with students rushing to class, Locust Walk remains eerily vacant. On-campus hotspots now lack the Penn spirit they once championed. Crowds that used to assemble during Spring Fling, Hey Day, U-Night, and numerous senior celebrations are no longer present. 

Photo Essay | From India to Kentucky, the Penn community shares its quarantine views

(04/15/20 4:59am)

On March 11, 2020, our view of the world shifted and the lives of thousands of Penn students came to an abrupt halt. As the coronavirus outbreak spread around the world, students who were once physically united on Penn’s campus split apart from each other. The Penn community was left wondering about the fate of our future from self-isolation. In this time we have started to rediscover our passions and reflect on our lives. Despite separation, the Penn community remains connected through different sights, sounds, and perspectives from all over the world. We asked you to send photos from your residence. Here are some views of our quarantined community. 

Photo Essay | Penn First Plus hosts inaugural celebration for first-gen, low-income students

(11/14/19 4:17am)

Penn First Plus organized the first First Generation College Celebration that ran from Nov. 4 to Nov. 9. Events over the course of the week aimed to celebrate the achievements of first-generation, low-income undergraduates, graduates, and alumni. The celebration helped to foster more inclusion, support, and recognition of FGLI students.  

Photo Gallery | Highlights from the 2019 Philadelphia Climate Strike

(09/21/19 7:38pm)

Thousands of students and other protesters filled the streets of Center City to advocate for policy changes to help resist the present and future effects of climate change on Friday. The march in Philadelphia was a part of the second "Global Climate Strike," a series of simultaneous protests across the world. Although Philadelphia public school students were told that they would be marked absent if they attended the strike, they came out in large numbers to demonstrate, holding up a variety of signs and chanting throughout the event. 

Photo Gallery | Philadelphia Sparkles for the Nation's 243rd Independence Day

(07/09/19 6:24am)

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 Meghan Trainor, free food and games, as well as dazzling fireworks to end the night.