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‘Understanding where we fit in’: Princeton’s growing veteran community spans borders

The number of veteran undergraduates has grown in recent years. From U.S. veterans to international students who completed mandatory service, the students shared their variety of perspectives and life experiences on campus with The Daily Princetonian.

The number of veteran undergraduates has grown in recent years. From U.S. veterans to international students who completed mandatory service, the students shared their variety of perspectives and life experiences on campus with The Daily Princetonian.

FEATURES | 05/04/2023

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The University keeps Princeton's last community theater afloat, yet again

From its early status as the “runt” of Princeton’s movie theaters, the Garden Theatre has overcome financial and pandemic-related difficulties thanks to university support from the 1990s to today.

From its early status as the “runt” of Princeton’s movie theaters, the Garden Theatre has overcome financial and pandemic-related difficulties thanks to university support from the 1990s to today.

FEATURES | 04/28/2023

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More than just a number: Princeton’s history of tragic loss

These tragedies have fallen disproportionately on students of color. In addition, suicides have been clustered around times of high academic stress. The ‘Prince’ looked back at a tragic decade for Princeton.

These tragedies have fallen disproportionately on students of color. In addition, suicides have been clustered around times of high academic stress. The ‘Prince’ looked back at a tragic decade for Princeton.

FEATURES | 04/27/2023

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‘A very special time of year’: Lent, Ramadan, and Passover on campus

In the last month, students of varying faiths observed three major religious holidays. The Daily Princetonian spoke with them about their experiences finding community, celebrating, and balancing academic obligations with special observances and practices during this period.

In the last month, students of varying faiths observed three major religious holidays. The Daily Princetonian spoke with them about their experiences finding community, celebrating, and balancing academic obligations with special observances and practices during this period. 

FEATURES | 04/24/2023

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A century of mental health care at Princeton

Since providing its first form of mental health care in the early twentieth century, the University has greatly expanded its services. The Daily Princetonian looked back at the history of counseling and mental health services on campus.

Since providing its first form of mental health care in the early twentieth century, the University has greatly expanded its services. The Daily Princetonian looked back at the history of counseling and mental health services on campus. 

FEATURES | 04/24/2023

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PSAFE aims to connect with students through ‘community caretaking canine’

“It’s a start of a relationship with Public Safety,” said Detective Sergeant Al Flanders on how his furry partner Coach bridges the gap between community members and PSAFE. A beloved sight on campus, the Labrador Retriever works hard to destress students everywhere from McCosh infirmary to zee group events.

“It’s a start of a relationship with Public Safety,” said Detective Sergeant Al Flanders on how his furry partner Coach bridges the gap between community members and PSAFE. A beloved sight on campus, the Labrador Retriever works hard to destress students everywhere from McCosh infirmary to zee group events. 

FEATURES | 04/16/2023

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‘You’re not you when you’re hangry’: Michael Kim ’23 toys with FreeFood listserv

Michael Kim ’23 has contributed to the FreeFood listserv 63 times since making his first appearance on Aug. 25. Kim has become a prominent member of the FreeFood community through his curious prose and mischievous photo attachments. He spoke with the ‘Prince’ on his thoughts on conditionally free food and trolling.

Michael Kim ’23 has contributed to the FreeFood listserv 63 times since making his first appearance on Aug. 25. Kim has become a prominent member of the FreeFood community through his curious prose and mischievous photo attachments. He spoke with the ‘Prince’ on his thoughts on conditionally free food and trolling.

FEATURES | 04/13/2023

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Choosing between a months-long investigation and informal resolution, sexual assault survivors face a dilemma

Since 2020 changes to University policy, sexual assault survivors at Princeton who pursue the formal Title IX process must go through a live hearing. Most students are instead choosing an alternate route  — a new informal process that can’t result in disciplinary action. The Daily Princetonian spoke with five students to understand the trade-offs and challenges that both paths present.

Since 2020 changes to University policy, sexual assault survivors at Princeton who pursue the formal Title IX process must go through a live hearing. Most students are instead choosing an alternate route  — a new informal process that can’t result in disciplinary action. The Daily Princetonian spoke with five students to understand the trade-offs and challenges that both paths present. 

FEATURES | 04/12/2023

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Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton reflects on his path to becoming first Black and first Baptist Seminary President

Following changes to Princeton Theological Seminary’s bylaws, Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton returns to his alma mater as the first Baptist and first Black president in its history. “It is beautiful, it is wonderful, to have this opportunity to give back to an institution and a community that have given me so much. It’s hard for words to describe,” said Walton. 

Following changes to Princeton Theological Seminary’s bylaws, Dr. Jonathan Lee Walton returns to his alma mater as the first Baptist and first Black president in its history. “It is beautiful, it is wonderful, to have this opportunity to give back to an institution and a community that have given me so much. It’s hard for words to describe,” said Walton. 

FEATURES | 04/06/2023

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Princeton is adding security measures while students call for better lighting. It’s happened before.

Campus security measures have increased over the last few decades. After the University announced the upcoming installation of more cameras, The Daily Princetonian looked back on the years of debate over campus surveillance and safety.

Campus security measures have increased over the last few decades. After the University announced the upcoming installation of more cameras, The Daily Princetonian looked back on the years of debate over campus surveillance and safety.

FEATURES | 04/02/2023

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‘The team around the team’: How Princeton Band and Cheer made it a March Madness to remember

After two rounds apart at the start of the NCAA basketball tournaments, Princeton University Cheer and Princeton University Band brought the spirit of Princeton to Louisville in support of the men’s team appearance in the Sweet 16.

After two rounds apart at the start of the NCAA basketball tournaments, Princeton University Cheer and Princeton University Band brought the spirit of Princeton to Louisville in support of the men’s team appearance in the Sweet 16.

FEATURES | 03/29/2023

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Scraps to soil: How Princeton’s food waste is recycled on and off campus

After a COVID-19 hiatus, Princeton’s composting facility returned in full force last fall. The Daily Princetonian looked into the journey and ultimate reuse of the thousands of pounds of food waste produced weekly on campus. 

After a COVID-19 hiatus, Princeton’s composting facility returned in full force last fall. The Daily Princetonian looked into the journey and ultimate reuse of the thousands of pounds of food waste produced weekly on campus. 

FEATURES | 03/26/2023

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‘A full-on Bacchanalia’: looking back at the days following the ‘end of the world’

The ‘Prince’ looked back at the days before students were sent home from Princeton’s campus in March 2020. Students described the hectic “haze” of that time, a mix between confusion and celebration as they tried to make sense of the rapidly changing environment ahead of them.

The ‘Prince’ looked back at the days before students were sent home from Princeton’s campus in March 2020. Students described the hectic “haze” of that time, a mix between confusion and celebration as they tried to make sense of the rapidly changing environment ahead of them.

FEATURES | 03/13/2023

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Hot girls read Eve Babitz: TikToker Hailey Colborn ’22 blends reading and pop culture

Explorations into literature, fashion and media inspired Hailey Colborn ’22’s creation of Hot Literati, a growing online Tik Tok community. Through her TikTok channel, she unpacks issues like girlhood, femininity, body image, and more.

Explorations into literature, fashion and media inspired Hailey Colborn ’22’s creation of Hot Literati, a growing online Tik Tok community. Through her TikTok channel, she unpacks issues like girlhood, femininity, body image, and more.

FEATURES | 03/10/2023

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Princeton’s energy grid transforms right beneath our feet

In the second part of a series on the University’s energy system, The Daily Princetonian explores the ongoing transition from cogeneration to more efficient geo-exchange. 

In the second part of a series on the University’s energy system, The Daily Princetonian explores the ongoing transition from cogeneration to more efficient geo-exchange. 

FEATURES | 02/23/2023

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‘A physical place of transition’: Inside Princeton’s natural gas plant

The Daily Princetonian toured the cogeneration plant that heats and cools campus buildings, on the cusp of a decade-long energy transition to a geo-exchange system.

The Daily Princetonian toured the cogeneration plant that heats and cools campus buildings, on the cusp of a decade-long energy transition to a geo-exchange system. 

FEATURES | 02/20/2023

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‘Juggling in the nation’s service': the Princeton Juggling Club

“As long as we’re making people laugh, I think we’re doing a good job, even if we mess up.” The Princeton Juggling Club offers light-hearted comedy and silliness to its members and audiences.

“As long as we’re making people laugh, I think we’re doing a good job, even if we mess up.” The Princeton Juggling Club offers light-hearted comedy and silliness to its members and audiences.

FEATURES | 02/09/2023

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In high-emitting construction, Princeton Art Museum aims for sustainable building

New buildings on campus raise questions about the carbon footprint of construction. The Daily Princetonian examines the sustainability goals of the future Princeton University Art Museum, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water usage.

New buildings on campus raise questions about the carbon footprint of construction. The Daily Princetonian examines the sustainability goals of the future Princeton University Art Museum, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water usage.

FEATURES | 02/06/2023