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A display cabinet with an exhibit on Asian and Asian American history at Princeton.

The exhibit “150 Years of Asian and Asian American Students at Princeton,” displayed in Frist Campus Center, looks to tell the often-overlooked role of Asian Americans in the University’s history.

The exhibit “150 Years of Asian and Asian American Students at Princeton,” displayed in Frist Campus Center, looks to tell the often-overlooked role of Asian Americans in the University’s history.


Ten members of of the Mariachi band take a bow after their first performance, instruments in hand and smiling.

Mariachi Los Tigres brings new music, cultural connection to campus

After performing the first Mariachi concert in Princeton’s history, members of the band reflect on the club’s inception, rehearsal process, and common dedication to the traditional Mexican genre.

After performing the first Mariachi concert in Princeton’s history, members of the band reflect on the club’s inception, rehearsal process, and common dedication to the traditional Mexican genre.

FEATURES | April 30

A green bridge with the text ""Trenton Makes The World Takes" in white.

‘We are all Mercer County’: Bridging the constructed divide between Trenton and Princeton

Though it sits a mere 20 minutes from Princeton University, Trenton, NJ is often portrayed in a radically different manner. The University is involved in several community engagement programs with the city. The Daily Princetonian analyzed these ties and more to better understand the relationships between Princeton and Trenton.

Though it sits a mere 20 minutes from Princeton University, Trenton, NJ is often portrayed in a radically different manner. The University is involved in several community engagement programs with the city. The Daily Princetonian analyzed these ties and more to better understand the relationships between Princeton and Trenton.

FEATURES | April 26

Students protest outside Nassau Hall holding signs.

Seeking change beyond the ‘proper channels’: The 1995 ethnic studies sit-in

In 1995, a multiracial coalition of students participated in a 36-hour long sit-in in Nassau Hall, pushing for “the hiring of faculty to teach Asian-American and Latino studies.” The ‘Prince’ spoke with the alumni who were involved in the protest to learn about their experiences with activism and their current reflections.

In 1995, a multiracial coalition of students participated in a 36-hour long sit-in in Nassau Hall, pushing for “the hiring of faculty to teach Asian-American and Latino studies.” The ‘Prince’ spoke with the alumni who were involved in the protest to learn about their experiences with activism and their current reflections.

FEATURES | April 26

A tree and a park bench stand in front of reddish-brown building.

More to medicine than science: The Compassionate Medicine Fellowship combines the humanities and sciences

Established in 2022, the Compassionate Medicine Fellowship brings together and supports Princeton pre-med students dedicated to practicing medicine through a compassionate lens. The ‘Prince’ sat down with members and organizers, past and present, to talk about the origins and goals of the fellowship.

Established in 2022, the Compassionate Medicine Fellowship brings together and supports Princeton pre-med students dedicated to practicing medicine through a compassionate lens. The ‘Prince’ sat down with members and organizers, past and present, to talk about the origins and goals of the fellowship.

FEATURES | April 23

A historical Mesoamerican document depicting a man standing on a green hill, along with the words “Azteca” and “Aztlan.”

‘Translating and transcribing knowledge’: The collaborative effort to make Princeton’s Mesoamerican collection open-access

Students in the freshman seminar FRS152: Translating Mesoamerica are bringing new light to Nahuatl documents in the University’s Special Collections and, through the process, are learning the importance of cultural diversity and indigenous language revitalization.

Students in the freshman seminar FRS152: Translating Mesoamerica are bringing new light to Nahuatl documents in the University’s Special Collections and, through the process, are learning the importance of cultural diversity and indigenous language revitalization.

FEATURES | April 19

A gray building with black windows above. In the foreground, green grass. On the left, in black text: FRIEND CENTER.

From Hotspot to TigerJunction, student developers build apps to improve campus life

Widely used apps Hotspot and TigerJunction (ReCal+) have entirely different functions, but both aim to improve an aspect of campus life. In contrast to most student-facing apps built in COS 333: Advanced Programming Techniques, these two applications were created independently on students’ own time.

Widely used apps Hotspot and TigerJunction (ReCal+) have entirely different functions, but both aim to improve an aspect of campus life. In contrast to most student-facing apps built in COS 333: Advanced Programming Techniques, these two applications were created independently on students’ own time.

FEATURES | April 17

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A group of Asian men and women holding a sign saying a4p gather in front of a podium and flag bearing the University seal.

‘We’re your alumni group’: A4P on supporting younger generations

The Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P), the largest alumni affinity group of the University, is utilizing its expansive network and channeling its efforts to support current students. Hosting inclusive events, breaking negative cultural paradigms, and advocating for the Asian community as a whole, A4P strives to be a guiding force for the generations to come.

The Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P), the largest alumni affinity group of the University, is utilizing its expansive network and channeling its efforts to support current students. Hosting inclusive events, breaking negative cultural paradigms, and advocating for the Asian community as a whole, A4P strives to be a guiding force for the generations to come.

FEATURES | April 5

A portrait of Martin taken on the Firestone Library B-level, where the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton is located.

Q&A with Professor Meredith Martin of The Center for Digital Humanities on a humanistic approach to technology

Meredith Martin, associate professor of English and Faculty Director for the Center for the Digital Humanities at Princeton, sat down with The Daily Princetonian to talk about the Center’s role in pioneering a humanistic lens to technological development, the future of digital humanities at Princeton, and the increasing importance of data literacy in the information age.

Meredith Martin, associate professor of English and Faculty Director for the Center for the Digital Humanities at Princeton, sat down with The Daily Princetonian to talk about the Center’s role in pioneering a humanistic lens to technological development, the future of digital humanities at Princeton, and the increasing importance of data literacy in the information age.

FEATURES | April 2

One male and three female students stand against a black background and face the camera while grabbing onto each others waists in a prom-like pose.

‘Two women … and one guy’: The Bechdel Test listens in to the Princeton community

The Bechdel Test is typically a way to measure the representation of female characters in the media, but on Princeton’s campus, it means something a little different. Here, it’s the name of a student-run podcast hosted by Sophia Shepherd ’26, Emily Driver ’26, and Simon Marotte ’26, who have featured student and faculty guests from across campus.

The Bechdel Test is typically a way to measure the representation of female characters in the media, but on Princeton’s campus, it means something a little different. Here, it’s the name of a student-run podcast hosted by Sophia Shepherd ’26, Emily Driver ’26, and Simon Marotte ’26, who have featured student and faculty guests from across campus.

FEATURES | March 28

A woman in a white shirt and black apron poses in front of an espresso machine.

Mia González Guerrero serves coffee and kindness

Since joining Campus Dining as a barista in 2021, Mia González Guerrero has made a point to spread kindness on campus. She spoke to the 'Prince' about her guiding philosophy, relationships with students, and recent appearance on All-Nighter.

Since joining Campus Dining as a barista in 2021, Mia González Guerrero has made a point to spread kindness on campus. She spoke to the 'Prince' about her guiding philosophy, relationships with students, and recent appearance on All-Nighter.

FEATURES | March 8

Customers line up to order coffee in front of a wooden shelf lined with coffee merchandise, while baristas prepare drinks.

Small World Coffee: A ‘vehicle for bringing people together’

Well-known by students, locals, and tourists alike, Small World Coffee recently celebrated its 30 year anniversary in December 2023. The 'Prince' spoke with Jessica Durrie, the co-owner of the establishment, along with employees and a loyal Princeton student customer, reflecting on the coffee shop’s place in the Princeton community.

Well-known by students, locals, and tourists alike, Small World Coffee recently celebrated its 30 year anniversary in December 2023. The 'Prince' spoke with Jessica Durrie, the co-owner of the establishment, along with employees and a loyal Princeton student customer, reflecting on the coffee shop’s place in the Princeton community.

FEATURES | March 3

A woman holding a basketball.

‘Above and beyond’: SJ Ruybalid is WBB’s star manager

From scoreboard management to last minute fruit snack runs, SJ Ruybalid single handedly manages the women’s basketball team. Now, as the women’s team heads into Ivy Madness, Ruybalid reflects on her time with the team.

From scoreboard management to last minute fruit snack runs, SJ Ruybalid single handedly manages the women’s basketball team. Now, as the women’s team heads into Ivy Madness, Ruybalid reflects on her time with the team.

FEATURES | February 29

A older man with glasses and a red weather sitting facing the camera next to a computer

A Palestinian prime minister, at home in Princeton

Salam Fayyad served as the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority from 2007 to 2013. Now a professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, he talks to the ‘Prince’ about campus discourse, free speech, and student life — but not the politics of Palestine itself.

Salam Fayyad served as the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority from 2007 to 2013. Now a professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, he talks to the ‘Prince’ about campus discourse, free speech, and student life — but not the politics of Palestine itself.

FEATURES | February 28

Blue, green, and orange pipes stretch across the large TIGER equipment room.

‘We Can Fix Princeton’: Inside TIGER, the University’s new geoexchange facility

As part of the University’s plan to reach net carbon neutrality by 2046, an important portion of campus energy is now being provided by a geo-exchange system, which includes a network of underground pipes, thermal energy storage tanks, and a newly constructed building called TIGER: the Thermally Integrated Geo-Exchange Resource. The Daily Princetonian took a tour of TIGER led by Energy Plant manager Ted Borer, who explained the inner workings of the system.

As part of the University’s plan to reach net carbon neutrality by 2046, an important portion of campus energy is now being provided by a geo-exchange system, which includes a network of underground pipes, thermal energy storage tanks, and a newly constructed building called TIGER: the Thermally Integrated Geo-Exchange Resource. The Daily Princetonian took a tour of TIGER led by Energy Plant manager Ted Borer, who explained the inner workings of the system.

FEATURES | February 23