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When ‘home’ is thousands of miles away

“I know for me, Princeton will never replace the home that is thousands of miles away. Instead, it will be a second home built out of laughter and tears, memories and lessons, with people no less endearing than those who are waiting for me back home, as long as I open my mind and heart.”

“I know for me, Princeton will never replace the home that is thousands of miles away. Instead, it will be a second home built out of laughter and tears, memories and lessons, with people no less endearing than those who are waiting for me back home, as long as I open my mind and heart.”  

OPINION | February 9

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Why won’t anyone teach me math?

“We are often told of B.S.E or STEM students exploring the humanities to their heart's content, but I feel that we rarely hear of students in the humanities being encouraged to take scientific classes.”

“We are often told of B.S.E or STEM students exploring the humanities to their heart's content, but I feel that we rarely hear of students in the humanities being encouraged to take scientific classes.”

OPINION | February 8

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Learning from Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill: The importance of queer spaces and education

“It’s absolutely crucial that schools create safe places for this kind of exploration and that they provide students with the basic vocabulary needed to begin one’s journey. Princeton is no exception.”

“It’s absolutely crucial that schools create safe places for this kind of exploration and that they provide students with the basic vocabulary needed to begin one’s journey. Princeton is no exception.”

OPINION | February 8

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It’s not just about Wax and Shapiro ’99: We can’t stand idly by while academic freedom gets thrown under the bus

“We must vigorously and consistently stand up for the freedoms, including the freedoms of those whose views we loathe, that help ensure our college education is just that — an education — rather than merely a four-year vacation in an ideological safe space.”

“We must vigorously and consistently stand up for the freedoms, including the freedoms of those whose views we loathe, that help ensure our college education is just that — an education — rather than merely a four-year vacation in an ideological safe space.”

OPINION | February 3

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Matter over mind: You’ll get out of this what it’s willing to give

“The issue with society’s focus on mindsets is not that the model is completely bogus — it is true that we should believe in our ability to grow and improve, and we shouldn’t become completely defeated when we fall short.” 

“The issue with society’s focus on mindsets is not that the model is completely bogus — it is true that we should believe in our ability to grow and improve, and we shouldn’t become completely defeated when we fall short.” 

OPINION | February 3

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Making money in the concrete jungle: Prioritizing financial literacy for everyday Tigers

“When traditional schooling prioritizes core academic subjects such as math, science, languages and social sciences, it often leaves practical education such as personal finance to the wayside.”

“When traditional schooling prioritizes core academic subjects such as math, science, languages and social sciences, it often leaves practical education such as personal finance to the wayside.”

OPINION | February 2

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In defense of Tom Brady’s willingness to bend the rules to win

“You can debate the merits of the various allegations of cheating all you want. But it’s all part of a healthy sports ecosystem of cheating, getting caught, weathering the punishment, and then readapting to win again.”

“You can debate the merits of the various allegations of cheating all you want. But it’s all part of a healthy sports ecosystem of cheating, getting caught, weathering the punishment, and then readapting to win again.”

OPINION | February 1

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Letter to the Editor: The ‘Prince’ failed readers with one-sided coverage of POCC

POCC President Myles McKnight critiques The Daily Princetonian’s coverage of an exchange between his group and President Eisgruber about SPIA Dean Amaney Jamal’s comments on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.

POCC President Myles McKnight critiques The Daily Princetonian’s coverage of an exchange between his group and President Eisgruber about SPIA Dean Amaney Jamal’s comments on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.

OPINION | January 31

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A community paper, building trust, and the stories that have yet to be told

“No one is better positioned to uplift a community’s stories — and to do so with respect, integrity, and empathy — than the people within it.”

“No one is better positioned to uplift a community’s stories — and to do so with respect, integrity, and empathy — than the people within it.”

OPINION | January 27

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Letter to the Editor: Princeton seeks to support those who experience sexual misconduct

Responding to a Jan. 26 op-ed by an anonymous student, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michele Minter reaffirms the University’s commitment to supporting Princeton affiliates who have experienced sexual misconduct.

Responding to a Jan. 26 op-ed by an anonymous student, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Michele Minter reaffirms the University’s commitment to supporting Princeton affiliates who have experienced sexual misconduct.

OPINION | January 27

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Princeton failed me as a sexual assault survivor. University policy needs to change.

For one anonymous student, “filing a report had been my desperate attempt at feeling safe on my own campus.” But the University never investigated her claim — because her alleged perpetrator had recently graduated.

For one anonymous student, “filing a report had been my desperate attempt at feeling safe on my own campus.” But the University never investigated her claim — because her alleged perpetrator had recently graduated.

OPINION | January 26

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Reactions: Princeton opens gingerly as COVID-19 spreads

“We live in the world of the oscillating pandemic. It’s not wrong for Princeton to take the pandemic seriously when cases are high. But we must move quickly to normalize our campus when we can.”

 “We live in the world of the oscillating pandemic. It’s not wrong for Princeton to take the pandemic seriously when cases are high.  But we must move quickly to normalize our campus when we can.” 

OPINION | January 26

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Princeton, it is time we face our Russophobia

“Just to be clear, I am not by any means defending or advocating for Putin’s Russia as a political entity. I am, however, urging you to consider how Russia’s past shapes your understanding of its present — not just politically, but also culturally.”

“Just to be clear, I am not by any means defending or advocating for Putin’s Russia as a political entity. I am, however, urging you to consider how Russia’s past shapes your understanding of its present — not just politically, but also culturally.”

OPINION | January 25

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Our commitment to in-person teaching

“In light of our vaccination and booster requirements, our masking requirements, and our current twice-weekly testing requirements for all students, we continue to believe that our mitigation efforts are sufficient to continue with the in-person learning that is so central to our mission.”

“In light of our vaccination and booster requirements, our masking requirements, and our current twice-weekly testing requirements for all students, we continue to believe that our mitigation efforts are sufficient to continue with the in-person learning that is so central to our mission.”

OPINION | January 25

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Princeton’s commitment to inclusion must extend to athletics

“But as it turns out, the commitment to diversity and inclusion often doesn’t extend to Princeton’s varsity sports teams. In order to ensure everyone feels welcome, that culture has to change.”

“But as it turns out, the commitment to diversity and inclusion often doesn’t extend to Princeton’s varsity sports teams. In order to ensure everyone feels welcome, that culture has to change.”

OPINION | January 24

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The time is now: Princeton, make African Studies a concentration

“Many students, including myself, want to further educate ourselves on the continent of Africa’s history, cultures, politics, and languages. The University urgently needs to expand African Studies into a department to not only benefit students of African descent but Princeton students as a collective.”

“Many students, including myself, want to further educate ourselves on the continent of Africa’s history, cultures, politics, and languages. The University urgently needs to expand African Studies into a department to not only benefit students of African descent but Princeton students as a collective.” 

OPINION | December 23

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Princeton’s anomalous level of enrollment: Unpacking this statistic

“I believe that Princeton’s relatively steady enrollment this past year is closely tied to the immense privilege of receiving a Princeton education. That students can decide in tough times that the exorbitant cost of a Princeton education is still worth it, or perhaps that students do not even have to ask themselves this question, illustrates how precious our education really is.”  

“I believe that Princeton’s relatively steady enrollment this past year is closely tied to the immense privilege of receiving a Princeton education. That students can decide in tough times that the exorbitant cost of a Princeton education is still worth it, or perhaps that students do not even have to ask themselves this question, illustrates how precious our education really is.”  

OPINION | December 23

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How we can learn from the Michigan shooting to age responsibly

“We must age responsibly and not let the apathy of adulthood pervade our commitment to protecting the next generation of Americans; this is a commitment that may take form in attending more gun control rallies, engaging with local politicians in support of gun reform, or simply maintaining our rage at the continuity of gun violence in our country and empathy for its young victims.”

“We must age responsibly and not let the apathy of adulthood pervade our commitment to protecting the next generation of Americans; this is a commitment that may take form in attending more gun control rallies, engaging with local politicians in support of gun reform, or simply maintaining our rage at the continuity of gun violence in our country and empathy for its young victims.”

OPINION | December 23