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Members of Engineers Without Borders, a club adjusting to this new, virtual normal. 
Josh Umansky Castro for The Daily Princetonian

Rethinking community: How student organizations are coping off-campus

All clubs, all extracurriculars, have had to adjust not only their meetings and projects to make them possible remotely. And without performances, conferences, and competitions to attend, most student organizations face the same challenges — it seems there’s nothing for which to prepare, no reason to keep working.  

FEATURES | 04/09/2020

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

A season, lost: Princeton athletes reflect on cancellation of collegiate sports

The life of a Division I athlete is one of rigor and routine. Preseason. Competition season. Postseason. Repeat. The goal of a Division I athlete is to be game-ready, race-ready, match-ready by the time the season’s first whistle blows — and to be even better by the time the season’s last buzzer sounds. Two tweets in 25 hours and 18 minutes upended the rhythms, the lifestyles, and the dreams of 20 teams. 

FEATURES | 04/08/2020

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

‘Anything to not go home’: Forced out by COVID-19, some students face unsafe conditions

Dean of the College Jill Dolan announced that all students, save those who met the “strictest criteria” of need, had to return home and stay there. Missing from Dolan’s definition of need were students whose households endanger their safety and well-being. In recent weeks, such students have found themselves reeling — and  relying on each other for support. 

FEATURES | 04/04/2020

Ans Nawaz / The Daily Princetonian

Half-built hoverboards, forgotten fruit flies: the senior theses that never were

Three weeks and a pandemic ago, Bojan Lazarevic ’20 kept a regimented daily checklist. Do my fruit flies have enough food in their vials? Is their food too dry? Too wet? Are the flies healthy? Are they laying eggs? Then arrived the COVID-19 pandemic. And suddenly — like arts performances, like campus traffic, like study abroad programs — Lazarevic’s work came to a full stop. 

FEATURES | 03/30/2020

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Participants on Princeton’s first international Tiger Trek.
Photo courtesy of Ron Miasnik and Daniella Cohen.

Faith, family, and tech startups on Princeton’s first international Tiger Trek

It took them 18 months and surprisingly few obstacles. By intersession 2020, they’d pieced together Princeton’s first international Tiger Trek, modeled off of pre-existing New York City and Silicon Valley Tiger Treks. The weeklong trip offered 18 students and two chaperones the opportunity to travel to Israel in an attempt to understand how the country’s political climate, culture, and other institutions contribute to creating such an expansive tech ecosystem in such a small space. 

FEATURES | 02/25/2020