What makes athletics so special — more than any other extracurricular activity — that it deserves special admissions procedures?
The benefits that the school gives to its students in admissions — whether they be athletic recruitment, legacy status, or development applicants — perpetuates social hierarchies.
Endowed scholarships ought to be open to almost anyone. They no longer change the total amount of financial aid that one receives, so it only makes sense to create them in such a broad way that they’re used every year.
It would be marvelous if we realize that our votes affect the honor system. This issue would become a wedge that divides the campus because of the strong, conflicting opinions on it.
Recently, I proved with demographic data that the Street is socioeconomically segregated and that sports teams feed into certain eating clubs. The recently leaked subset of Ivy Club’s 2017 Bicker cards now explain why my findings are right.
The data shows not only that students of certain concentrations dominate particular eating clubs but also that members of certain eating clubs dominate entire departments — including some of Princeton’s largest.
Bicker is often presented as a socially meritocratic process, but it’s different for athletes.
Ivy is indeed the most international club. Colonial is mostly engineers and science majors. Cottage has the highest percent of athletes, with Cannon a close second.
While University students comfortably use drugs in their ivory castles and lavish mansions, someone in a different part of the world is suffering for their selfish decisions.
Outside of class, I barely notice my friends’ political beliefs. They’re one component of many that makes them unique individuals. If I feel uncomfortable about the direction of our conversations, I switch the subject.