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Naomi Hess

Contributing Writer


Letters to Strangers seeks to destigmatize mental illness

Diana Chao ’21 founded a global nonprofit called Letters to Strangers when she was just a sophomore in high school. Now there are over 20 chapters of the organization in over 10 countries, with one chapter here at the University.

"No US War on Venezuela Vigil" takes place in Palmer Square

Monday, March 11 at 5:00 pm The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA), a Princeton-based grassroots organization, held an hour-long protest against United States intervention in Venezuela, which the group’s website referred to as a “vigil.” The protesters handed out flyers urging supporters to contact their members of Congress to advocate for the Prohibiting Military Action in Venezuela Act, which would block funds for American intervention and prevent the administration from taking military action without Congressional approval.

Students organize first international TigerTrek

Ron Miasnik ’22 and Daniella Cohen ’22 planned the first international TigerTrek. Over Intersession 2020, 15 students will travel to Israel, the nation with the most venture capitalist funding per capita of any country in the world.  Participants will spend a week exploring both the entrepreneurial and cultural aspects of Israeli life. Program participants will be selected at the beginning of next school year.  

Uber, Lyft limited to campus perimeter

A longstanding University policy limiting Uber, Lyft, and taxi access to campus is now being enforced, affecting countless students, staff, and faculty who rely on these ride services. The change will prevent transportation services from entering campus between the Elm Drive kiosks.

New group J-Lats celebrates students with both Jewish, Latinx heritage

On Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., Latin American flags adorned the walls of the Center for Jewish Life. Information sheets detailing the different countries and their Jewish communities adorned the dining hall tables, and about 300 people filled the CJL to attend the first Latinx Shabbat.