Katie Petersen


University students help put out flames

Of the roughly 1,000 calls the Princeton Fire Department receives every year, 100 percent are answered by volunteers. When a call comes in, these volunteer firefighters rush to the Witherspoon Street firehouse, don their turnout gear, and board a fire engine. The process takes under 10 minutes.

​U. lobbies for BRIDGE Act, DACA

Recent developments in Washington, D.C., have prompted considerable reaction on the University’s campus over the past three months, from faculty panels to an Immigration Day of Action.

Sophomore plans to run across the US for charity

“Everything that enters my body will have calories,” Lang says, conceding that he may drink water every now and then. But other than the occasional sip of water, he’ll be chugging energy drinks, fruit juice, and anything that ups his calorie intake.

USG pilots free menstrual products program

The Undergraduate Student Government launched a free menstrual product pilot program on Dec. 4 in Frist Campus Center. The program will run until Dec. 16 and aims to address issues of accessibility and financial hardships associated with menstrual products. The program has involved placing one basket of courtesy tampons and pads in each of the nine bathrooms in Frist: four women’s, four men’s, and one gender-neutral.

Bristol-Leverett discusses human trafficking

Human trafficking is a widespread issue that requires people to fight from where they are with what they have, Mandy Bristol-Leverett said in a lecture entitled Abolishing Modern-Day Slavery. Bristol-Leverett is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT).

USG candidates discuss respective platforms

Undergraduate Student Government announced the candidates for next year's offices last Sunday. Dan Qian ’19 is running for vice president of the student body. As vice president, Qian hopes to make USG projects more transparent by surveying student opinion on Senate projects before priorities are set and relaying results of weekly administrator meetings to the student body. With experience on the Senate, Executive Committee, and Core Committee, he has worked with the Vice President, President, and the rest of the Senate.

Q&A: Sandra Clark, Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue at WHYY

Sandra Clark is the vice president for news and civic dialogue at WHYY. Before she took the role in August 2016, she was a managing editor at Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com. She spoke about diversity in journalism on a panel last week, then sat down with the Daily Princetonian to continue the conversation and discuss where journalism is headed.