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Everyone has their own approach for taking care of their mental well-being. When Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out this past March, I thought the game would be a perfect counterbalance to the stresses of a wildly uncertain year. The game’s premise was inviting enough: led by an entrepreneurial “tanuki,” the Japanese word for racoon-dog, the player is able to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime island getaway where they can design their own island and live in harmony with a collection of cute animals.
To create The Daily Princetonian’s first-ever list of the most influential Princeton alumni in politics, a dozen staffers spent nearly a month collecting names, researching candidates, and deciding who would make the cut. Below, you’ll learn how our internal deliberations unfolded. You’ll also find demographic analysis about the final list.
We’ve named 29 Princeton alumni who profoundly shaped politics this year. See who made our list.
When Mona Wang GS looked out her window in San Francisco on Sept. 9, she “wondered if the apocalypse was coming.”
On Friday, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Social Committee hosted Lawnparties virtually, with Jason Derulo headlining and Glenna Jane Galarion ’21 opening.
The Princeton Environmental Institute has been renamed the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), recognizing a recent gift from the High Meadows Foundation (HMF) and their longtime support of interdisciplinary environmental research at the University.
In a movie landscape oversaturated with sequels, reboots, and remakes, Christopher Nolan is one of the few directors in Hollywood who consistently delivers high-quality original storytelling to his audiences — and his latest film “Dunkirk” (2017) is no exception. With a star-studded cast of Oscar winners and talented newcomers, impeccable craftsmanship, and an inspiring narrative based on historical events, “Dunkirk” is one of the greatest war films in recent memory.
In the era of modern technology, the phrase “don’t talk to strangers online” has become an age-old adage instilled in our generation. However, this notion has been turned on its head for many first-years trying to navigate the uncharted waters of a social landscape that is almost entirely virtual. With few options to choose from, we have turned to various social media platforms in an attempt to salvage interactions with our classmates.
When students returned home in the spring, the University took the extraordinary step of amending standard academic policy. Several such modifications remain in place this semester, with students able to take any course on a pass/D/fail (PDF) basis and the number of courses taken via PDF not counting toward students’ typical four-course limit.
Illness can be unexpected, to say the least. It spikes our temperature — compelling us to face newfound pain and unaccustomed fragility. The bodies we travel in are suddenly forced to stop in their tracks, making us question if we were going too fast, too hastily, or if we were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
In September, I attended a webinar hosted by the Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) featuring Valeria Luiselli, the author of the novel “Lost Children Archive.” A few minutes after 5 p.m., a moderator from PLAS introduced the writer before removing herself from the main Zoom room.
Joshua Bolten serves as president and CEO of Business Roundtable, an influential lobbying group comprised of CEOs from corporate mainstays. Last year, The Hill named Bolten one of its “Top Lobbyists.”
Since 2001, Anthony Romero has served as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights advocacy groups. He is the first Latino and first gay man to hold the position.
Since 2018, Eric Dreiband has led the Department of Justice’s storied Civil Rights Division. His tenure has seen controversy, which began when civil rights activists decried his nomination.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) has weathered a tumultuous year, as the pandemic and massive wildfires have ravaged the Centennial State. In June, protests over Elijah McClain’s killing forced Colorado to confront systemic racial injustice.
Samuel Alito, who has sat on the Supreme Court since 2006, is one of the Court’s most conservative Justices. With Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s recent confirmation, Alito figures prominently on the Court’s conservative majority.
A second-generation Princetonian and the son of former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights John Doar ’44, Robert Doar leads the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the nation’s most influential conservative think tanks. This year, AEI scholars have broken publicly with President Donald Trump.
Congresswoman Terri Sewell ’86 represents Alabama’s 7th District. Over her ten years in Congress, Sewell has developed a record of leadership: She was president of the Democratic Freshman Class in the 112th Congress and Chief Deputy Whip in the 116th Congress.
“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” So ended a recent video released by Joe Biden’s campaign, which commemorated civil rights movements past and present. Indeed, Cornel West’s famous quote resounds today.