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Tsion Yared, a first-year student looking to concentrate in either neuroscience or psychology on the pre-med track, is a distance runner on the cross country and track & field teams. Originally from South Florida, she is spending the semester with fellow ’24 teammates in Bend, Ore.
“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey,” invites the criminologist narrator at the beginning of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” As we have all embarked on the strange journey of transitioning to a life with COVID-19, so has theater, and along with it, the Princeton University Players (PUP) and Theatre Intime’s annual Halloween production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Glenna Jane Galarion ’21 is the opening act for Jason Derulo, the headliner chosen for virtual Fall 2020 Lawnparties. Born in Tokyo, Glenna Jane considers Las Vegas her hometown, but she is currently living in Ocean City, N.J. She is an anthropology concentrator with certificates in theater and music theater. Glenna Jane will be accompanied by Louis Larsen ’24 on drums, Ewan Curtis ’23 on bass, Christien Ayers ’23 on guitar, and Ed Horan ’22 on keys. The Daily Princetonian sat down with Glenna Jane to discuss the event and her music. The following transcript has been lightly edited for clarity and concision.
In the United States, only 36 percent of licensed architects, 13 percent of engineers, 27 percent of tenured professors, and 37 percent of lawyers are female. Women are outnumbered by their male counterparts in all four of these professions, putting us in a minority — as is the case with many other professions.
Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that “the degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” Extend this further, and you can also measure the justice of a society by how it treats those who have been previously incarcerated. America fails both measures on many fronts, but one realm which lays bare the unconscionable injustice of our legal system is voting rights.
Earlier this semester, when I stumbled upon the chance to get a Masterclass subscription for $1 during a student promotion, I jumped on it with the alacrity of a typically frugal college student. The subscription gave me access to hundreds of tutorials and lectures, but despite all of the different topics and spheres within my reach, I only had eyes for one genre: cooking.
Since she was named a 2018 Time Person of the Year, Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has only risen in prominence, as the regime of Rodrigo Duterte amplifies its persecution against her. In June, a court convicted Ressa, who co-founded and leads the news site Rappler, and a colleague, Reynaldo Santos Jr., of “cyber libel.” Though she has appealed the decision, Ressa faces up to six years in prison.
Mike Gallagher, known as a rising Republican star and a China hawk, has represented Wisconsin’s 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2017. He served on the House China Task Force, which produced more than 400 policy recommendations in Sept. In July, he called for Congressional hearings on American companies’ links to forced labor of Uighur Muslims.
As Dean of Faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) since 2016, Douglas Elmendorf’s political influence is largely indirect. His leadership of the school’s academic programs and supervision of faculty research efforts mean he touches politics and public policy at all levels.
Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon, and the richest person in the world.
Andrea Campbell, the first Black woman to serve as president of the Boston City Council, is a Democratic candidate in Boston’s 2021 mayoral race. She previously chaired the Council’s Committee on Public Safety, where she sought to expand resources for formerly incarcerated residents and enact criminal-justice reform.
When Katherine Brubaker ’24 checked her inbox in July and learned her semester would be fully online, her next step was anything but clear. In fact, she spent a month “going back and forth a million times” about whether to remain enrolled. Eventually, she decided to take a leave of absence.
On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the Princeton Gerrymandering Project hosted former U.S. Rep. and Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas-16) for a discussion about voter rights, voting in state legislature races, and redistricting in Texas, days ahead of the 2020 election.
Editor’s Note: Due to unanticipated safety concerns that arose after this piece’s publication, The Daily Princetonian took the extraordinary step of taking down this column as of 4 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 3. This decision was made in consultation with the author.
The 2020–2021 season marks the 50th anniversary of women’s sports at Princeton University. The relative newness of the women’s athletic program is a rather striking and timely reminder that women’s collegiate sports are still in their infancy. The fact that such a momentous milestone has landed this year — a year in which it is not clear whether sports at all— demonstrates the fragility of our athletic system, especially the women’s program.
The University proclaims “a longstanding commitment to service, reflected in Princeton’s informal motto — Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity — and exemplified by the extraordinary contributions that Princetonians make to society.” Yet, for most students, classes and meetings will run on the normal schedule during Election Day, rendering democratic participation difficult, if not impossible.
Having spent eight months and 13 days in quarantine after the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the United States, I find it exceedingly difficult to remember a time when I felt comfortable in a room full of 20 people or didn’t have to wear a surgical mask during neighborhood walks. Enjoying life by way of its spontaneity and adventure — especially in regards to travel — has become operational, premeditated, and painstakingly planned.
Today, entertainment is political. Despite this trend, however, political conviction continues to elicit resolute objection: people continue to dislike the invasive nature of today’s politics, and especially its extension into entertainment and media. Our television shows, our movies, our music — voice after voice laments the loss of feel-good TV and mindless tunes written only to entertain us.
A recently published study led by neuroscience and psychology professor Asif Ghazanfar suggests that monkeys, like humans, may have self-selected for cooperative social behaviors. This study, published on Oct. 15, is the first to provide direct evidence for this theory known as “self-domestication” by supporting a causal link between phenotypes associated with domestication and friendly vocal exchanges in marmosets.
The Daily Princetonian caught up over Zoom with first-year wrestler Nick Masters, calling from his apartment in Princeton, which he rents with four other first-years on the team. Masters, a four-time state-champion wrestler in high school, talked about the cancellation of Ivy League sports, starting college off-campus, and his preferred superpower.