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"This is easily the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,” said Elliot Lee '23 of his current relationship. In a time of enforced distance and isolation, couples, Residential College Advisors, a Peer Health Advisor, and one of the “Datamatch Supreme Cupids” weigh in on the challenges of campus dating.

"This is easily the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,” said Elliot Lee '23 of his current relationship. In a time of enforced distance and isolation, couples, Residential College Advisors, a Peer Health Advisor, and one of the “Datamatch Supreme Cupids” weigh in on the challenges of campus dating.


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Rachel, who's an Asian

“A large part of my aversion to Asian dramas came from generally wanting nothing to do with any kind of Asian culture. Growing up in America, there was always a xenophobic undercurrent to products from my culture: Asian things were weird.”

“A large part of my aversion to Asian dramas came from generally wanting nothing to do with any kind of Asian culture. Growing up in America, there was always a xenophobic undercurrent to products from my culture: Asian things were weird.”

THE PROSPECT | March 30

Akaneh Wang and Tri Giao Vu Dinh / The Daily Princetonian

How live music, art, and dance are combating vaccine hesitancy

Public health officials have employed some creative endeavors — from musically-charged cathedrals to music videos featuring local dancers — to encourage COVID-19 vaccination.

Public health officials have employed some creative endeavors — from musically-charged cathedrals to music videos featuring local dancers — to encourage COVID-19 vaccination. 

THE PROSPECT | March 24

Inci Karaaslan / The Daily Princetonian

Stuck on studying? Try these playlists

Midterms are over, and the snow is melting, but as you break out the spring clothes, you’re probably realizing that you have weeks of tough course loads ahead of you before summer hits. As you gear up for the rest of the semester, consider trying out some fresh study music to get you through those late-night essays and endless problem sets. 

Midterms are over, and the snow is melting, but as you break out the spring clothes, you’re probably realizing that you have weeks of tough course loads ahead of you before summer hits. As you gear up for the rest of the semester, consider trying out some fresh study music to get you through those late-night essays and endless problem sets. 

THE PROSPECT | March 23

Live-actions suck, watch animation instead

Animation is beyond capable of creating captivating worlds and evoking emotional feelings that leave watchers wanting more, but that doesn’t seem to stop directors from creating “live-action” adaptations that are hard to view as anything but money-grabs.

Animation is beyond capable of creating captivating worlds and evoking emotional feelings that leave watchers wanting more, but that doesn’t seem to stop directors from creating “live-action” adaptations that are hard to view as anything but money-grabs.

THE PROSPECT | March 21

Jac Schaeffer ’00, creator of Marvel’s “WandaVision”
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“WandaVision” creator Jac Schaeffer ’00 discusses Princeton connections, sitcom inspiration, and female representation

The creator, head writer, and executive producer behind Marvel’s “WandaVision,” Jac Schaeffer ’00, sits down with the ‘Prince’ to describe her journey from Princeton to working on the most popular TV series in the world.

The creator, head writer, and executive producer behind Marvel’s “WandaVision,” Jac Schaeffer ’00, sits down with the ‘Prince’ to describe her journey from Princeton to working on the most popular TV series in the world.

THE PROSPECT | March 11

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We tried 4 boba places in Princeton so you don’t have to

I sampled boba from four establishments right on Nassau: Fruity Yogurt & Cafe, Kung Fu Tea, Korean Barbeque Grill (KBG), and Ficus. At each location, I got a standard milk tea with tapioca pearls so I could be sure I was making a fair comparison. Read the reviews for inside scoops and specialties! 

I sampled boba from four establishments right on Nassau: Fruity Yogurt & Cafe, Kung Fu Tea, Korean Barbeque Grill (KBG), and Ficus. At each location, I got a standard milk tea with tapioca pearls so I could be sure I was making a fair comparison. Read the reviews for inside scoops and specialties! 

THE PROSPECT | March 1

Inci Karaaslan / The Daily Princetonian

Love and a lie: Your Lie in April, revisited

The anime “Your Lie in April”, written by Naoshi Arakawa, creates feelings of relatability and authenticity better than almost any of the classic love stories I’ve watched, and even more so in light of the current pandemic, which has strained friendships and taken away loved ones from so many.

The anime “Your Lie in April”, written by Naoshi Arakawa, creates feelings of relatability and authenticity better than almost any of the classic love stories I’ve watched, and even more so in light of the current pandemic, which has strained friendships and taken away loved ones from so many.

THE PROSPECT | February 28

Ashley Chung / The Daily Princetonian

‘Hidden Figures’ (2016): The women behind the space race

For any moviegoer looking for an interesting history lesson or simply an entertaining film, “Hidden Figures” is for you. Based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name, “Hidden Figures” tells the true-life stories of Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn, a trio of Black female NASA scientists who played essential roles in the U.S. space program during the early 1960s. 

For any moviegoer looking for an interesting history lesson or simply an entertaining film, “Hidden Figures” is for you. Based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name, “Hidden Figures” tells the true-life stories of Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn, a trio of Black female NASA scientists who played essential roles in the U.S. space program during the early 1960s. 

THE PROSPECT | February 25

Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

When The Marriage Pact came to Princeton (and matched a pair of twins)

“Fill out this survey to get matched with your other half,” it promised. The Prospect staff writer Cathleen Weng writes about how the Marriage Pact came to Princeton and how students received it.

“Fill out this survey to get matched with your other half,” it promised. The Prospect staff writer Cathleen Weng writes about how the Marriage Pact came to Princeton and how students received it.

THE PROSPECT | February 23

Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

“Fun City” podcast review: merging storytelling and gameplay

The Prospect’s TV & Shows Critic Molly Cutler delves into the world of fiction podcasts, examining how “Fun City” merges table-top games, improv comedy, acting, and storytelling to produce a show that is both entertaining and culturally engaging. “Fun City” may be set in a futuristic New York City and may get its intrigue from how the gameplay unfolds, but it also manages to richly connect with the many social conflicts of the world today.

The Prospect’s TV & Shows Critic Molly Cutler delves into the world of fiction podcasts, examining how “Fun City” merges table-top games, improv comedy, acting, and storytelling to produce a show that is both entertaining and culturally engaging. “Fun City” may be set in a futuristic New York City and may get its intrigue from how the gameplay unfolds, but it also manages to richly connect with the many social conflicts of the world today.

THE PROSPECT | February 22

“Peter Singer no Fronteiras do Pensamento Porto Alegre” by Fronteiras do Pensamento / CC BY-SA 2.0

Reading Peter Singer's ‘Famine, Affluence, and Morality’ 50 years later

“Famine, Affluence, and Morality” confronts the reader with their own complacency regarding global suffering, and the passage of time has not led to a heartening perspective. Half a century later, the world is in the midst of a refugee crisis, wars and famines continue to afflict millions, and society is still rife with poverty and inequality.  A modern frame of reference provides a new understanding of what may be necessary to goad the world into action, but we’ll start by reexamining Singer’s reasoning regarding the affluents’ duty to help those in need. 

“Famine, Affluence, and Morality” confronts the reader with their own complacency regarding global suffering, and the passage of time has not led to a heartening perspective. Half a century later, the world is in the midst of a refugee crisis, wars and famines continue to afflict millions, and society is still rife with poverty and inequality.  A modern frame of reference provides a new understanding of what may be necessary to goad the world into action, but we’ll start by reexamining Singer’s reasoning regarding the affluents’ duty to help those in need.  

THE PROSPECT | February 18

Ashley Chung / The Daily Princetonian

A memoir of the personal and the political: Obama’s fight for the ACA

Facing a divided political landscape, Obama traces his political battle towards a more unified and accessible healthcare system for Americans regardless of income, class, gender, age, or race — an issue that lies close to his personal life.  

Facing a divided political landscape, Obama traces his political battle towards a more unified and accessible healthcare system for Americans regardless of income, class, gender, age, or race — an issue that lies close to his personal life.  

THE PROSPECT | February 15

One dinner in arrival quarantine — Indian Butter Chicken.
Jack Allen / The Daily Princetonian

For COVID-19-safe food, Campus Dining undergoes a shift

The return of over 2,000 students this spring has posed a tough task for Campus Dining, as dining halls had to be de-densified and service pared back to quickly process students through serveries. Senior writer Jack Allen speaks to Smitha Haneef, Assistant Vice President for University Services — as well as a few students — about how the University has handled the challenge. 

The return of over 2,000 students this spring has posed a tough task for Campus Dining, as dining halls had to be de-densified and service pared back to quickly process students through serveries. Senior writer Jack Allen speaks to Smitha Haneef, Assistant Vice President for University Services — as well as a few students — about how the University has handled the challenge.

THE PROSPECT | February 14