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An empty cathedral: Why aren't more students attending basketball games at the Palestra?
It's a Saturday night at the beginning of February, and only 30 minutes remain until tip-off for a Penn men's basketball game against Ivy League rival Dartmouth. Coming off big wins against Harvard and Temple, one would think the student body would be lining up to get inside the Cathedral of […]
Editorial | Why Penn students should pack the Palestra
While the Palestra is one of college basketball's most historic sites, many Penn students fail to attend basketball games.Attendance at Penn men's basketball games has been consistently dropping over the past two decades - while an average of 5,571 people attended each game in 2000, this had […]
Penn volleyball coach Iain Braddak resigns after scandal-rocked tenure
Penn Athletics has announced that volleyball coach Iain Braddak has resigned from his post after two seasons on the job.Braddak oversaw a turbulent year and a half as coach of the program since his controversial hiring in April 2018 as the team's third head coach in as many years. His first season […]
The DP kicks off its 136th year with new student board
As The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc. embarks on its 136th year covering Penn's campus, its new student leaders prepare for a year driven by digital media strategy and internal board change. Led by President and College junior Isabella Simonetti, the Board of Editors and Managers consists of student […]
The Daily Pennsylvanian wins 'Pulitzer' of college journalism for third year in a row
The Daily Pennsylvanian won the prestigious Pacemaker award, commonly referred to as the "Pulitzer Prize" of college journalism, for the third year in a row. Before 2017, the DP had not won the award for five years.This year, the DP was one of 15 publications total and the only Ivy League newspaper […]
The Daily Pennsylvanian welcomes 135th Board of editors and managers
As the spring semester begins and students trudge their way through the snow to their first classes, the 42 students of the 135th Board of The Daily Pennsylvanian Inc. are hard at work at 4015 Walnut St., preparing to take on the leadership of the independent student media organization. With the […]
Letter from the President | The DP is indispensable to me. I hope it will be for you too.
There's a word document I created the summer before my freshman year that was aptly named "clubs Penn." It contained a list of nine clubs I planned to join that fall. I've always been an anxious person, so I thought coming into this new, unfamiliar environment with some sort of roadmap would make […]
Stranded in paradise: Penn men's basketball endures 20 hours of delays on return trip from Virgin Islands
Before complaining about your upcoming holiday season travel, first consult Penn men's basketball about what a truly terrible travel experience looks like.After an eventful and delay-filled trip down to the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam tournament that was well-chronicled on […]
Guest Column by Sabrina Qiao | With graduation looming, my dream of being a starving writer seems unrealistic
I've decided I'm going to boycott my 22nd birthday."If you don't celebrate it," I said to my friend Aliki, "did it really happen?"Aliki knows about my aversion to growing up. We spent the summer interning in New York together. On weekends, we got together to drink cheap wine and bemoan the price of […]
Penn has 25 grads on Forbes 30 Under 30 lists - the fourth highest among colleges worldwide
A total of 25 Penn graduates and one current Ph.D. student were selected for this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, making Penn the university with the fourth most honorees in the world.There were more than 15,000 online submissions for 600 slots in the eighth annual list, placing the "acceptance" […]