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Inci Karaaslan / The Daily Princetonian

This March 8, celebrate women

“By failing to actively embrace International Women’s Day, the United States is inadvertently excluding itself from a vital celebration of international feminism. Many of the rights American women enjoy today were only extended to women in the United States because of the work of feminists globally.” 

“By failing to actively embrace International Women’s Day, the United States is inadvertently excluding itself from a vital celebration of international feminism. Many of the rights American women enjoy today were only extended to women in the United States because of the work of feminists globally.” 

OPINION | February 28

Elizabeth Medina / The Daily Princetonian

On being biracial: My lessons and reflections

“If we ever hope to bridge the chasms that colorism has etched, we all need to openly and intently address its murky past. Only then will we be able to truly reimagine a social landscape free of racist thinking, and thus free from the fetters of light-skin privilege.”

“If we ever hope to bridge the chasms that colorism has etched, we all need to openly and intently address its murky past. Only then will we be able to truly reimagine a social landscape free of racist thinking, and thus free from the fetters of light-skin privilege.”

OPINION | February 25

Elizabeth Medina / The Daily Princetonian

“We are our history”: Confronting the past and imagining the future of Whig-Clio

“We must broaden our imaginations and think beyond our status quo to achieve a more just reality. Debate and discourse allows us to do so. Our goal is not to tell people what to think, but to provide a space to think, together, about how to advance towards a more just society.”

“We must broaden our imaginations and think beyond our status quo to achieve a more just reality. Debate and discourse allows us to do so. Our goal is not to tell people what to think, but to provide a space to think, together, about how to advance towards a more just society.”

OPINION | February 25

Elizabeth Medina / The Daily Princetonian

In a just world, Princeton as we know it does not exist

“No matter how many people go through sensitivity training, no matter how diverse the pool of incoming academics, and no matter how much people are permitted to theorize about the impact of racism on society, Princeton will not become an anti-racist force until it is no longer recognizable as Princeton by those who currently know it.”

“No matter how many people go through sensitivity training, no matter how diverse the pool of incoming academics, and no matter how much people are permitted to theorize about the impact of racism on society, Princeton will not become an anti-racist force until it is no longer recognizable as Princeton by those who currently know it.”

OPINION | February 25

Elizabeth Medina / The Daily Princetonian

Divestment is a matter of racial justice

“Though much has changed since Princeton’s early years, the University remains complicit in the systemic racial injustices faced by communities of color so long as it continues to invest in the fossil fuel industry.”

“Though much has changed since Princeton’s early years, the University remains complicit in the systemic racial injustices faced by communities of color so long as it continues to invest in the fossil fuel industry.”

OPINION | February 25

Elizabeth Medina / The Daily Princetonian

The road to racial justice in Princeton must include housing justice

“No matter how you slice it, Princeton is highly unaffordable and out of reach for many households, but given the country’s history of racial inequality, this particularly excludes and prices out Black and Latinx households.”

“No matter how you slice it, Princeton is highly unaffordable and out of reach for many households, but given the country’s history of racial inequality, this particularly excludes and prices out Black and Latinx households.”

OPINION | February 25

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Elizabeth Medina / The Daily Princetonian

To learn from Black voices and teach comprehensively, the Western HUM Sequence needs to radically change

“With the expansion of student spaces and the acknowledgment that these texts have glorified harmful ideas throughout time, this course can be an essential tool to understanding race, among other complicated issues, the kind of course I desperately need it to be.”

“With the expansion of student spaces and the acknowledgment that these texts have glorified harmful ideas throughout time, this course can be an essential tool to understanding race, among other complicated issues, the kind of course I desperately need it to be.” 

OPINION | February 25

Stained glass windows in East Pyne Hall, home of the Classics department.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton’s continued silence on Katz is indicative of lack of care for students

“It is important to note that the situation with Professor Katz is not an isolated incident. The University has a history of failing to protect students when it comes to issues of sexual misconduct.”

“It is important to note that the situation with Professor Katz is not an isolated incident. The University has a history of failing to protect students when it comes to issues of sexual misconduct.”

OPINION | February 24

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Deforestation: Who is the true culprit?

“We must be aware that while identifying political leaders as the main perpetrators of climate change is understandable, it is also simplistic and a way of shifting responsibility from ourselves.”

“We must be aware that while identifying political leaders as the main perpetrators of climate change is understandable, it is also simplistic and a way of shifting responsibility from ourselves.” 

OPINION | February 24

East Pyne Hall
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Joshua Katz allegations: Surprising to no one

Without a restructuring of the very academic world that elevated Katz, dynamics like those recently asserted by some alumni will continue to be perpetuated by a culture that convinces a small group of people that they are above the rest of us.

Without a restructuring of the very academic world that elevated Katz, dynamics like those recently asserted by some alumni will continue to be perpetuated by a culture that convinces a small group of people that they are above the rest of us.

OPINION | February 11

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Mental health must be a priority this semester

In a normal year, balancing mental health with Princeton’s rigorous academic demands, intense social culture, and competitive extracurriculars can be challenging. On top of that, the added health, financial, familial, and social stressors that accompany living through what is so often referred to as “unprecedented times” can exacerbate struggles with mental health.

In a normal year, balancing mental health with Princeton’s rigorous academic demands, intense social culture, and competitive extracurriculars can be challenging. On top of that, the added health, financial, familial, and social stressors that accompany living through what is so often referred to as “unprecedented times” can exacerbate struggles with mental health.

OPINION | February 10

Hazel Flaherty / The Daily Princetonian

Finding your academic home at Princeton

As you embark in the endeavor of choosing — or surviving — a concentration, be cognizant of these tips. Email that one cool professor you had and set up a time to meet or have coffee. Apply to that interesting fellowship you might have seen on a website or in an email — all there is to lose is a couple of hours.

As you embark in the endeavor of choosing — or surviving — a concentration, be cognizant of these tips. Email that one cool professor you had and set up a time to meet or have coffee. Apply to that interesting fellowship you might have seen on a website or in an email — all there is to lose is a couple of hours.

OPINION | February 10

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Let’s pay our vaccine privilege forward

While much of the world scrambles to acquire vaccines, Princeton University students reside on a major testing and vaccine distribution site. It is a privilege worth examining and remembering for the rest of our lives.

While much of the world scrambles to acquire vaccines, Princeton University students reside on a major testing and vaccine distribution site. It is a privilege worth examining and remembering for the rest of our lives.

OPINION | February 8

The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

The suspension of research, study abroad damages cross-cultural exchange during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although disappointing for countless Princeton students, the cancellation of abroad programs also has broader implications rooted in the international community’s reaction to the pandemic. Research and study abroad programs (rightfully) have been suspended at a time when the world stands to benefit from their capacity of strengthening soft ties between countries and cultures.

Although disappointing for countless Princeton students, the cancellation of abroad programs also has broader implications rooted in the international community’s reaction to the pandemic. Research and study abroad programs (rightfully) have been suspended at a time when the world stands to benefit from their capacity of strengthening soft ties between countries and cultures.

OPINION | February 7

John Ehling / The Daily Princetonian 

Decolonize dating: a Tiktok essay

Too often at institutions like Princeton and beyond, the euphemizing language of “preference” is used to conceal beliefs that result from failure to question and willingness to embrace the tenets of white supremacy deeply embedded into Western societies.

Too often at institutions like Princeton and beyond, the euphemizing language of “preference” is used to conceal beliefs that result from failure to question and willingness to embrace the tenets of white supremacy deeply embedded into Western societies

OPINION | February 4

Abigail Litvak / The Daily Princetonian

The Atlanta Dream’s pivotal role in the Georgia runoffs

Amidst a summer of protest across sports, WNBA players used their unique platforms to create concrete change, defeating not just someone who stood against their values but someone with direct power over them.

Amidst a summer of protest across sports, WNBA players used their unique platforms to create concrete change, defeating not just someone who stood against their values but someone with direct power over them.

OPINION | February 4