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Confluence by Audrey Zhang '25 and Sabien Taylor '24

‘What is a box?’: Confluence, communication, and Schrödinger’s Cat in Introduction to Sculpture

“Perhaps, by sharing our thoughts, we gain connections, create societies, and generate futures we can sculpt, hopefully for the better...” Contributing Writer Audrey Zhang discusses a formative experience in her introductory sculpture course, VIS222, for The Prospect.

“Perhaps, by sharing our thoughts, we gain connections, create societies, and generate futures we can sculpt, hopefully for the better...” Contributing Writer Audrey Zhang discusses a formative experience in her introductory sculpture course, VIS222, for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | March 30

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'The love and affection I used to have': dualism as art

“Faruki’s exhibition draws viewers in with bold asceticism ... then, when viewers are in the thick of it, the exhibit comes to life with an evocative, communicative artistic language of its own.”

“Faruki’s exhibition draws viewers in with bold asceticism ... then, when viewers are in the thick of it, the exhibit comes to life with an evocative, communicative artistic language of its own.” 

THE PROSPECT | March 23

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A gift of music: Princeton University Orchestra’s stunning spring concert

Contributing writer for the Prospect Sage Kanemaru reviews the Princeton University Orchestra’s most recent concert, especially reflecting on the performance of the four featured musicians. 

Contributing writer for the Prospect Sage Kanemaru reviews the Princeton University Orchestra’s most recent concert, especially reflecting on the performance of the four featured musicians. 

THE PROSPECT | March 13

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'My art is a reflection of my internal state': Reflections on exploring sculpture at Princeton

Contributing Writer Audrey Zhang takes readers through the process of creating her first sculpture, the inspirations she drew from, and her thought process while building.

Contributing Writer Audrey Zhang takes readers through the process of creating her first sculpture, the inspirations she drew from, and her thought process while building.

THE PROSPECT | February 20

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Berrada ’22 explores young Black love in “B + M”

“Silma’s works defy convention and cliché. She is really honing into the detail and nuance of this particular dynamic and this particular couple,“ said Shariffa Ali, a lecturer in the theater department and Berrada’s advisor. Auhjanae McGee, head editor emerita of The Prospect, speaks with the creators behind “B + M,” a play about young Black love written by Silma Berrada ’22.

“Silma’s works defy convention and cliché. She is really honing into the detail and nuance of this particular dynamic and this particular couple,“ said Shariffa Ali, a lecturer in the theater department and Berrada’s advisor. Auhjanae McGee, head editor emerita of The Prospect, speaks with the creators behind “B + M,” a play about young Black love written by Silma Berrada ’22.

THE PROSPECT | February 17

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On Van Gogh: what it means to be ‘useful’ in the world

Staff Writer for the Prospect Thia Bian reflects on Van Gogh’s letters, his desperation to change the world, and the lesson that “little happinesses” are more important than the pressure to be revolutionary.

Staff Writer for the Prospect Thia Bian reflects on Van Gogh’s letters, his desperation to change the world, and the lesson that “little happinesses” are more important than the pressure to be revolutionary.

THE PROSPECT | February 17

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Theatre Intime’s Freshman One-Act Festival: "A Rollicking Success"

Theatre Intime presented the Freshman One-Act Festival over the weekend. Featuring four short plays, a company of first year students considers what it means to live a banal life, how to live in times of crisis, and what the medium of the stage can be. Senior Writer Gabriel Robare reviews for The Prospect.

Theatre Intime presented the Freshman One-Act Festival over the weekend. Featuring four short plays, a company of first year students considers what it means to live a banal life, how to live in times of crisis, and what the medium of the stage can be. Senior Writer Gabriel Robare reviews for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | February 7

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Five classical bangers to help you get through finals

With all the work that has to be done this week, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether it’s because you need an epic soundtrack to help you focus or simply because you’re sick of Lofi Girl, I’ve got you covered! 

With all the work that has to be done this week, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether it’s because you need an epic soundtrack to help you focus or simply because you’re sick of Lofi Girl, I’ve got you covered! 

THE PROSPECT | December 9

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From performance to non-profit: Camryn Stafford ’23 and the Turning Tables Project

In her sophomore year of high school, Camryn Stafford ‘23 had the idea for the Turning Tables project as a way to address the racial inequities she observed in the dance world. What started as a one-off dance show has since grown into a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization working to increase visibility and resources for dancers of color. 

In her sophomore year of high school, Camryn Stafford ‘23 had the idea for the Turning Tables project as a way to address the racial inequities she observed in the dance world. What started as a one-off dance show has since grown into a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization working to increase visibility and resources for dancers of color. 

FEATURES | December 7

"Orlando" at PUAM exhibition

Princeton Art Museum presents ‘Orlando,’ guest-curated by Tilda Swinton

Open from Dec. 4 to Jan. 23, “Orlando” presents a collection of photographic work that considers the gender and physicality of the human body, drawing on the eponymous film’s own story about liberation from gender and social norms. Tilda Swinton, the film’s star, guest-curated the exhibition.

Open from Dec. 4 to Jan. 23, “Orlando” presents a collection of photographic work that considers the gender and physicality of the human body, drawing on the eponymous film’s own story about liberation from gender and social norms. Tilda Swinton, the film’s star, guest-curated the exhibition.

THE PROSPECT | December 7

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eXpressions Dance Company’s ‘Notorious’ showcases multiple dimensions of artistry

The modern and contemporary-focused company not only experimented with musical textures but also explored the poetic elements of dance, such as the intentional repetition of movement and the contrast of continuity with dynamism.  

The modern and contemporary-focused company not only experimented with musical textures but also explored the poetic elements of dance, such as the intentional repetition of movement and the contrast of continuity with dynamism.  

THE PROSPECT | December 7

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Bringing back Broadway: Princeton artists and students return to New York City theaters

After months with the curtains drawn closed, theaters in New York City have finally been welcoming back artists and audiences. Among the returners are Princeton’s students and professional artists who are excited to be in the room yet also cognizant that so much has changed for live theater.

After months with the curtains drawn closed, theaters in New York City have finally been welcoming back artists and audiences. Among the returners are Princeton’s students and professional artists who are excited to be in the room yet also cognizant that so much has changed for live theater.

THE PROSPECT | 11/28/2021

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Princeton Camerata's ‘Reprise’: A celebration of the joy of music-making

The concert was an evening free of judgement and affectation, focused on the beauty of the music and the relationships between performers, rather than the stuffy practices of more traditional or formal concerts.  

The concert was an evening free of judgement and affectation, focused on the beauty of the music and the relationships between performers, rather than the stuffy practices of more traditional or formal concerts.  

THE PROSPECT | 11/18/2021

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‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’: Sally Rooney’s frustratingly surface-level novel

Contributing Writer Thia Bian reviews Sally Rooney’s newest novel, “Beautiful World Where Are You,” arguing that while the novel interrogates the place of love and beauty in a falling world, it fails to provide a satisfying resolution or exploration of these difficult questions.

Contributing Writer Thia Bian reviews Sally Rooney’s newest novel, “Beautiful World Where Are You,” arguing that while the novel interrogates the place of love and beauty in a falling world, it fails to provide a satisfying resolution or exploration of these difficult questions.

THE PROSPECT | 11/15/2021

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Theatre Intime’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’: a lovely middle ground

Theatre Intime’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” the Bard of Avon’s silly enemies-to-lovers comedy, opened on Friday, Nov. 12 and will occur three more times this weekend.

Theatre Intime’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” the Bard of Avon’s silly enemies-to-lovers comedy, opened on Friday, Nov. 12 and will occur three more times this weekend.

THE PROSPECT | 11/15/2021

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Princeton Glee Club performs in third Hand in Hand concert

The free event, which took place in Richardson Auditorium, consisted of a performance from Princeton students and sets from the Harvard and Yale Glee Clubs. The concert was a collaborative effort between the three universities to raise money for the nonprofit “Save the Music,” which funds public school music programs in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

The free event, which took place in Richardson Auditorium, consisted of a performance from Princeton students and sets from the Harvard and Yale Glee Clubs. The concert was a collaborative effort between the three universities to raise money for the nonprofit “Save the Music,” which funds public school music programs in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

THE PROSPECT | 11/15/2021