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In a recent interview with the Daily Princetonian, the anonymous founder of Tiger Confessions, a Facebook group for Princeton students, described the platform as a “a forum where students who have something on their mind can get something off their mind.” The founder added that the page enables students to express something they wouldn’t “feel comfortable talking about in person,” as posts in the platform are also anonymous.
When the Princeton (14–9 overall, 6–2 Ivy) and Cornell (9–11, 3–6) women’s basketball teams met on Feb. 2, Princeton breezed past the Big Red to earn a commanding 75–46 win.
If you had claimed before Friday night’s game that Princeton (14–8, 6–3 Ivy) would beat Cornell (13–12, 5–4) despite senior guard Myles Stephens scoring four points, junior center Richmond Aririguzoh scoring seven, and senior guard Devin Cannady not playing, nobody would have believed you.
William Keiser ’19 and James Jared’s ’19 dance thesis show real lies is jam-packed with the kinds of youthful emotions college students love to both remember forever and forget the next morning.
In the second day of Ivy League Championship competition, sophomore Sine Scribbick picked up Princeton's first event win in the 1-meter diving competition, edging out Yale's Talbot Paulsen by one-tenth of a point. She was joined on the podium by senior Carolyn MacFarlane (3rd) and junior Mimi Lin (7th).
The Office of Communications published its annual summary detailing the University’s contributions to the surrounding town of Princeton on Feb. 12.
Men’s basketball (13–8, 5–3 Ivy) will face off against Cornell (13–11, 5–3) on Friday night and Columbia (16–6, 1–7) on Saturday. Princeton currently sits tied with Cornell for third place in the Ivy League after last weekend’s double header that saw the team fall to Harvard (13–8, 6–2) and edge out a win over Dartmouth (11–13, 2–6).
In their last meet-up, Princeton beat Columbia 79–64. The Tigers shot .453 from the field, had 47 rebounds, and racked up nine steals. This was also the game that junior Bella Alarie set two Ivy League records. The story of her record-breaking performance, and a recap of the game, can be found here. Sophomore Carlie Littlefield also contributed 18 points.
This weekend, the No. 6 women’s hockey team (18–4–5, 15–2–3 ECAC) will travel to No. 5 Clarkson (24–7–1, 15–5–0) and St. Lawrence (13–13–6, 8–7–5). All three teams are in line to make the ECAC playoffs. But with no seeding yet decided, the stakes remain high.
Early Thursday morning, one of the front doors of Tower Club was found tied to the Bike Route sign on the corner of Prospect Avenue and Washington Road.
Let’s face it. A lot of us are pretty bad at responding to texts. We use the preview function on our phones without actually responding. Even worse, we turn off the read receipts on their phones — precisely so we can respond much later or simply ignore the messages without feeling guilty.
On March 18, 2004, 23-year-old Erich Kussman was awaiting sentencing in a robbery case at Somerset County Jail when he prayed to God to let him out of prison. On March 19, 2004, Kussman was released due to an administrative oversight.
Studying abroad is like that whooshing feeling of freedom you get when you start college: no one knows you peed your pants in seventh grade; no one cares that you were a nerd in high school; no one knows anything about your past. After five weeks in Russia’s capital city, Moscow, I’m basking in this anonymity. It’s nice to recreate myself again.
Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, is now considering running for president as an independent. Recently, Schultz was asked at a CNN Town Hall about last year’s racial profiling incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. His response was alarming: “As somebody who grew up in a very diverse background as a young boy in the projects, I didn’t see color as a young boy, and I honestly don’t see color now.”
On Wednesday, Feb. 20, a group of community organizers held a Day of Action to bring attention to the case of Xiyue Wang, a University history Ph.D. student detained in Iran.
“Do we really need opinion sections?” This is a question I ask myself on a biweekly basis when I sit down to write my column contributions for The Daily Princetonian. I also ask myself this question when reading other op-eds from both the ‘Prince’ and national media outlets. Occasionally, I will see a column so poorly written, or advocating for such a ridiculous or heinous idea, that I begin to wonder if it would have been better had this piece not been published.
Princeton, as one of the uncontested “best” universities in the world, is renowned for rigor, with the assumption that such difficulty will whip our minds into their intellectual prime. Indeed, the majority of alumni emerge from the University as future world leaders. However, it is crucial to consider the physical implications of the stress Princeton places on us: is such stress necessary for us to succeed? Or is it an abuse of our minds and bodies, ultimately shortening our lifespans?
On Feb. 14, the University Office of Communications announced that Máté Bezdek, Sarah Carson, Daniel Floryan and Matthew Ritger have been named winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, the University’s “top honor for graduate students.”
On Monday, Feb. 18, posters covering male and female bathroom signs appeared outside campus bathrooms in East Pyne Hall, Fine Hall, Lewis Library, Joline Hall, and Blair Hall, among others. Each poster read, “This bathroom has been liberated from the gender binary.”
Journalist Maria Ressa ’86 was arrested last week on the charge of “cyber-libel.” Ressa, the founder and CEO of the online news organization Rappler, was named one of “The Guardians,” the collective recipients of TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year award.