As I sit and think about the rewards for spending nearly a quarter of each day putting the paper together, the word that keeps me coming back is “impact.” The days when we are able to publish something that has an impact — that engages students in conversation and maybe even effects change — are the days when I feel most rewarded.
In 2018, the world watched in awe as curling took center stage for the Winter Olympics. Capitalizing on the interest in the sport and a potentially untapped market, the University has decided to add a 36th team to the varsity list, starting in 2019.
The Tigers certainly went down swinging, but unfortunately, a penalty kick effort for the ages was not enough to overcome Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Facing the Wolverines with a chance to advance to play No. 7 Notre Dame, the Ivy League champions fell in penalty kicks on a cold, snowy evening in Ann Arbor.
In a rematch of last year’s ECAC quarterfinal, the Tigers extended their winning streak against Union to three with a thrilling 4–3 overtime victory. Defenseman Derek Topatigh was the hero in OT, while goalie Ryan Ferland kept his team in it with 33 saves. The win vaults Princeton to first in the ECAC standings.
In a game that featured more offense than ever before in the history of Princeton vs. Yale, the Tigers stayed two steps ahead with their dominating ground attack. Forcing four interceptions on defense, the Tigers head home with an Ivy League Title and the promise of the first bonfire in five years.
Princeton leads Yale 42–14 after one half of play at the Yale Bowl
The NCAA’s most equally matched league is set for another tightly contested year as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and even Penn get set to compete for the top spot in the Ivy League.
The Tigers will spend December playing non-conference games mostly away from the friendly confines of Jadwin Gymnasium. The Ivy season starts with a bang on Jan. 5, when the Tigers host Penn in a matchup that will set the tone for the Ivy League’s race to the top.
Chris Murphy ’20 and Samuel Lee ’22 interviewed former professional baseball player Chris Young ’02 to discuss Young’s transition from Princeton to Major League Baseball.
With fall action concluding last week, the men's and women's golf teams looked to end their season on a high note. Both teams did just that, with the men's team winning wire to wire and the women's team coming from behind to win on the final day of their tournament.