Many Asian immigrant families were able to immigrate to the United States because of African American population’s fight for equality. We owe it to them to use our hard-earned vote and elevate their voices in their time of need.
In person, our tolerance for silence is greater, and no encounter starts and ends as abruptly as a Zoom call does. We accept fluctuating conversational dynamics and take care to gradually phase out of interactions — and even when they end, we can always run after people to wallow in the togetherness a little longer.
I do not question CPS’s dedication to student’s mental health, but, with numerous students reporting negative experiences from CPS, we must call for CPS to expand their services so that they can cater to all prevalent mental illnesses in the student body.
At the end of the day, a major is just a major. But what you choose to do everyday in college - the challenges you choose to face, and the mistakes and lessons that come from those choices - that’s what will shape your mind and character the most.
If we must continue to cling so helplessly to naming as a tradition, we should defuse the ticking time bomb of eponymic memorialization by normalizing public scrutiny — not as behavior deemed oppositional to naming practices, but as a welcomed endeavor.
We must carry on without John Lewis, but if we ever hope to make this nation’s promise true, we must carry his legacy within us: disrupt the status quo, follow your conscience with morality as your north star regardless of popular sentiment, and never give up the pursuit of what is right.
It is absolutely possible for Princeton to uphold core academic principles such as freedom of speech and diversity of thought and values antithetical to the Chinese Communist Party, while also defending its students from misdirected race-based attacks and discrimination.