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Claire Thornton
Head News Editor


The stickers on our laptops

Putting stickers on our laptops shows how we perform a balancing act between embracing our personal identities and embracing the impersonal world that exists behind our screens, on the internet.

Journalist David Remnick ’81 at center of debate over reporting ethics

Journalist David Remnick ’81 is at the center of a high-profile controversy concerning how the media should report on President Trump and his supporters. On Sept. 2, The New Yorker announced that political strategist Steve Bannon would participate in October’s New Yorker Festival, which features prominent public figures being interviewed in front of live audiences who pay for seats. But within 12 hours of the announcement, Remnick withdrew the former White House Chief Strategist’s invitation.

Interclub Council closes eating clubs to first-years during frosh week

The Interclub Council announced Monday, Sept. 10, that first-year students would not be allowed into eating clubs until the start of the semester.  The ICC told The Daily Princetonian they decided to close the clubs so that first-year students could focus on the Orientation process, which according to the University’s website, goes from Friday, Aug. 31, to Tuesday, Sept. 18.

UN finds Iran's imprisonment of graduate student Xiyue Wang unlawful, arbitrary

The United Nations concluded last month that Xiyue Wang, the fourth-year graduate student imprisoned in Tehran, should be released immediately. As of Sept. 10, 2018, Wang has been imprisoned for over two years.  The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions released the opinion on August 23 which concludes that the Iranian authorities’ August 2016 arrest of Wang had no legal basis, that Iran violated Wang’s right to a free trial in spring 2017, and that Wang’s “deprivation of liberty is arbitrary.” 

Remembering Yasmin Ahmed Abdillahi ’20

Yasmin Ahmed Abdillahi ’20, known for her compassion for others and for her strong Muslim faith, died last Friday after being struck by a train in Euless, Texas. She was 20 years old. According to friends and family she had been playing with cousins and accidentally encountered the moving train. Her funeral took place on Sunday, June 10, in Dallas. Her death is still under investigation, and as of Friday, June 15, the Fort Worth Police Department was unable to provide additional information to The Daily Princetonian.

Mark D. Steinberg discusses the Russian Revolution and the job of protests

On May 1, University of Illinois history professor Mark D. Steinberg stressed in a lecture that although revolutions are never perfect, the effort behind them is what matters. Through historical documents, artwork, and inspiration from philosopher Walter Benjamin, Steinberg gave the audience a unique view of the proletariat imagination behind the 1917 revolution.