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A yellow packet of course material for "Introduction to Islamic Law" resting on a counter next to a sign reading "Pequod Printing"

“With the recent news that Labyrinth Books will no longer supply the coursebooks for Princeton classes, we are facing a new era in which all readings will only be accessible by some digital medium, whether that be via Course Reserves or online ordering from faraway publishers. While some may see this as a step in the right direction of modernity, the increasing digitalization of our scholarship hurts our learning.”

“With the recent news that Labyrinth Books will no longer supply the coursebooks for Princeton classes, we are facing a new era in which all readings will only be accessible by some digital medium, whether that be via Course Reserves or online ordering from faraway publishers. While some may see this as a step in the right direction of modernity, the increasing digitalization of our scholarship hurts our learning.”


A stone medallion is set into the ground. It has concentric circles of text. The center text reads "In the Nation's Service and the Service of Humanity."

Under a new motto, she flourishes

“Like the lions that preceded the tigers outside Nassau Hall, the time to keep ‘In the Nation’s Service’ has passed. Princeton should pick humanity. Our new official motto should be: ‘In the Service of Humanity.’”

“Like the lions that preceded the tigers outside Nassau Hall, the time to keep ‘In the Nation’s Service’ has passed. Princeton should pick humanity. Our new official motto should be: ‘In the Service of Humanity.’”

OPINION | April 9

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Make FGLI resources available to all FGLI students

With recent goals to improve socioeconomic diversity on campus, Princeton must be able to offer resources to students who identify as either first generation, low-income, or both, in a way that is accessible to them.

With recent goals to improve socioeconomic diversity on campus, Princeton must be able to offer resources to students who identify as either first generation, low-income, or both, in a way that is accessible to them.

OPINION | April 4

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Make civil service plan A

"Yet at Princeton’s career fairs and in the coursework, civil service opportunities are marginalized. At the last career fair, only seven of the 99 employers fell into the government category and most of these were from state agencies in New Jersey... Where are the federal scientific agencies? The economic policymakers? The communicators of our shared history?"

"Yet at Princeton’s career fairs and in the coursework, civil service opportunities are marginalized. At the last career fair, only seven of the 99 employers fell into the government category and most of these were from state agencies in New Jersey... Where are the federal scientific agencies? The economic policymakers? The communicators of our shared history?"

OPINION | April 3

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Hitch yourself to service, not just a man

“While this personal essay can be read as just another silly example of a writer unintentionally revealing their delirious worldview, her message to female Ivy League readers reflects an unconscionable acceptance of status-quo sexism and a serious lack of accountability for our duty to use our educational privilege productively and selflessly.”

“While this personal essay can be read as just another silly example of a writer unintentionally revealing their delirious worldview, her message to female Ivy League readers reflects an unconscionable acceptance of status-quo sexism and a serious lack of accountability for our duty to use our educational privilege productively and selflessly.”

OPINION | April 3

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We must not let eating clubs be ideological safe spaces

"The notion that merely being in the vicinity of someone whose views you find objectionable qualifies as a legitimate threat to your safety, health, or well-being is patently absurd — and should not be validated by any authority, Charter’s leadership included."

"The notion that merely being in the vicinity of someone whose views you find objectionable qualifies as a legitimate threat to your safety, health, or well-being is patently absurd — and should not be validated by any authority, Charter’s leadership included."

OPINION | April 1

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Correct the curves: Princeton’s intro STEM courses are inequitable

Princeton needs to re-evaluate the difficulty of the STEM introductory courses and implement equity-oriented solutions that directly address the different levels of student preparation.

Princeton needs to re-evaluate the difficulty of the STEM introductory courses and implement equity-oriented solutions that directly address the different levels of student preparation.

OPINION | March 28

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The following content is humorless and totally unoriginal

“In conversations with former and current Humor writers, many shared the common complaint that members of Upper Management (UM) at the ‘Prince’ consistently limit the author’s freedom to choose what jokes to make and filter humorous content through a overwhelmingly progressive perspective focused on minimizing potential emotional responses to crafting an interesting point.”

“In conversations with former and current Humor writers, many shared the common complaint that members of Upper Management (UM) at the ‘Prince’ consistently limit the author’s freedom to choose what jokes to make and filter humorous content through a overwhelmingly progressive perspective focused on minimizing potential emotional responses to crafting an interesting point.”

OPINION | March 27

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For CPS, accessible long-term care is the next step

"It’s understandable that CPS wants to provide stopgap measures like these but these steps can feel like a mere procedural formality rather than a step toward well-being. The difficult truth is that the University really just has to figure out how to provide the care that we need: sufficient session time and consistent support over the course of a whole semester and often more. "

"It’s understandable that CPS wants to provide stopgap measures like these but these steps can feel like a mere procedural formality rather than a step toward well-being. The difficult truth is that the University really just has to figure out how to provide the care that we need: sufficient session time and consistent support over the course of a whole semester and often more. "

OPINION | March 26

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Help us put down the phone, Princeton

“It is paramount that University administrators take the national lead in combating digital-driven mental health struggles on campus with improved cultural and pedagogical-focused action.”

“It is paramount that University administrators take the national lead in combating digital-driven mental health struggles on campus with improved cultural and pedagogical-focused action.”

OPINION | March 25

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The humanities were never meant for Princeton’s international students

“No student can freely explore their interests or deeply contemplate how to serve humanity while preoccupied with the prospect of deportation. The state of the OPT program not only diminishes America’s ability to retain talented students in the United States, but also damages our ability to attract these students here at all.”

“No student can freely explore their interests or deeply contemplate how to serve humanity while preoccupied with the prospect of deportation. The state of the OPT program not only diminishes America’s ability to retain talented students in the United States, but also damages our ability to attract these students here at all.”

OPINION | March 22

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Princetonians are divided. Here’s how we can come together.

"In the status quo, diversity only means that diverse groups simply coexist in this institution. Robust engagement in a deep and meaningful way isn’t the norm. It should be."

"In the status quo, diversity only means that diverse groups simply coexist in this institution. Robust engagement in a deep and meaningful way isn’t the norm. It should be."

OPINION | March 21

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Princeton, follow your own dissociation rules

“Re-association with destructive companies like TotalEnergies reveals the weakness of the Board’s narrowed dissociation policy, which ignores how those companies may abuse their relationship with Princeton to greenwash their image.”

“Re-association with destructive companies like TotalEnergies reveals the weakness of the Board’s narrowed dissociation policy, which ignores how those companies may abuse their relationship with Princeton to greenwash their image.”

OPINION | March 19