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At 14 years old, you are not the best at most things. You are in middle school; you are learning about algebra and ancient civilizations, puberty, and prose. Maybe you are trying out for the soccer team or band. Whatever you choose to pursue, the assumption is that you will be pretty average. For Dev Jaiswal ’23, though, (and the other 11 million students who compete in school sponsored spelling bees each year) 14 years old was pretty much the sweet spot: middle school, for the serious, marks the peak of their spelling abilities. And, for the particularly serious, their introduction to a national media environment that has made spelling bees a cultural phenomenon.
If you walk down into the Bloomberg Hall basement, there is a chance you might come across faint music emanating from behind a locked door, punctuated by mic breaks relaying the names of the songs and artists that have just played.
Nearly a year ago, more than 80 percent of Princeton student voters backed a referendum calling on the University to divest and dissociate its billions-rich endowment from fossil fuel companies.
Princeton pushes toward net-zero, sets path forward for other institutions
One hundred and ninety eight Princeton faculty demanded a stop to the United States Department of Justice’s (DOJ) China Initiative in an open letter, sent on Oct. 18 to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. They claim that the policy disproportionately targets researchers of Asian and Chinese descent, creating a hostile environment that hampers the recruitment of students and postdoctoral scholars.
On Wednesday, Nov. 17, Delaware State Senator Sarah McBride addressed members of the Princeton University community in a digital event for the School of Public and International Affairs. While serving as American University’s (AU) student body president in 2012, McBride gained international attention for coming out as transgender in her school newspaper. In November 2020, she became the highest-ranking transgender elected official in U.S. history when she won the state senate election for Delaware’s First district.
Against the backdrop of sprawling construction projects on campus, the University is transitioning its energy systems to achieve net-zero carbon emissions on campus by 2046. University staff and industry experts weighed in on how the plans will impact campus life and the energy industry as a whole.
Town administration, as well as the University Office of Religious Life (ORL), the Princeton Student Veterans Organization, and a number of other campus organizations, held a service to honor veterans, both on campus and in the town on Nov. 11. The event was attended by a number of schools in the surrounding area. The event was held for the first time with The Spirit of Princeton in order to extend the event to honor all veterans in the town of Princeton.
Given that Princeton Camerata’s concert this past Sunday night sold out many days in advance, I can only imagine how many poor souls missed out on a truly incredible evening. I see it as my duty to share that evening with all those who were unable to attend and to immortalize it for anyone who could.
“Should Princeton Exist?”
As this year’s Single Choice Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED) deadlines creep closer, I look back on my college application process, marveling at how far I’ve come in one year. Yet even as I’ve left the process behind, I’m reminded by my younger friends of a central question posed to every applicant: EA or ED?
The University released its first ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Annual Report, accompanied by a video, describing how the University has strived toward anti-racism and systemic change in the last year.
Shallow, transactional, and forgettable: all words that come to mind at the thought of speed dating, particularly in the context of college relationships. Princeton’s Religious Life Council (RLC) is flipping this definition on its head as part of a larger initiative to foster interpersonal understanding on campus.
The following is a guest contribution and reflects the author’s views alone.
The Tigers managed to keep their dream of the championship alive as they beat out the Yale Bulldogs 35–20 last Saturday. With this win, their record advances to 8–1 (5–1 Ivy League), tying them with Dartmouth for the number one seat in the conference. Both teams will seek to secure their spot at the top as they move into their final games for the season. Both Princeton and Dartmouth are heavily favored in their final matchups, facing off against Penn and Brown, respectively. Penn and Brown sit at the bottom of the league table, with identical records of 2–7 overall and 1–5 Ivy League. If either Princeton or Dartmouth loses their final games, they lose the championship. If both win, they will share the title.
The men’s tennis team finished off their season at the Navy Fall Invitational this past weekend. Only three teammates played at the tournament in Annapolis, Maryland: senior Bill Duo and freshmen Aidan Mahoney and Filippos Astreinidis. The Tigers have not played in the Navy Invitational since 2017.
Graduate hotel to begin construction after Thanksgiving; USG winter election cycle begins Dec. 6