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Truckfest: An alternative Prospect 11

April 25 will be a far cry from your typical Charter Friday. For the first time in recent history, all 11 eating clubs have united to organize a fundraiser aimed at fighting food insecurity in Mercer County, N.J.,by selling — quite fittingly — “street food.” Dubbed TruckFest, the event will feature 11 food trucks from the surrounding area, including New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York.

FEATURES | 04/16/2014

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On the record with Off the Record

Question: What group is Princeton’s oldest, youngest and only coed hip-hop and R&B a cappella group? Answer: It’s Off the Record! Founded in the spring of 2011, Off the Record now comprises about 15 members who meet twice a week to rehearse their renditions of everything from Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” to Ariana Grande’s “The Way.” The group features the standard soprano, alto, tenor and bass vocal roles found in most choral groups, but also likes to highlight its rappers and beatboxers. The group was formed to fill a previously unfilled niche in the campus performing arts scene. “As far as I know, [the founders] started out that spring and were kind of frustrated, I guess, about the lack of an outlet for doing R&B and hip-hop performance in singing in general, not even just in a cappella,” Caleb Negash ’15 said.

FEATURES | 04/02/2014

Panel explores career options in Hollywood

This Saturday, alumni who have found success in the entertainment industry, as well as other industry professionals unaffiliated with the University, will arrive on campus to participate in a conference titled “Careers in Hollywood: Script to Screen & Everything in Between.” The event, which is jointly sponsored by Career Services and the Lewis Center for the Arts,will feature two panels: a creative panel from 1:15 p.m.

FEATURES | 03/26/2014

Brick by Brick: The Graduate College

Rising from a lawn shared with the Springdale Golf Club, the Graduate College has become a mysterious building that eludes undergraduates, situated so far from the rest of the University that most would describe it as off-campus. The building is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of collegiate gothic in the United States, and after its dedication in 1913, it became the first university-sponsored residential system for graduate students in America, according to the Graduate College’swebsite. However,the website won’t tell you about the tense administrative conflict that fractured the authority of then-University president Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1879, over the school and created the Graduate College as we see it today. According to historian W.

FEATURES | 03/05/2014

Brick by Brick: Nassau Hall

Princetonians’ hearts should rejoice when they sing in praise of “Old Nassau,” according to the University’s centuries-old alma mater. Presently, although Nassau Hall — the namesake of the song — stands triumphantly in the center of the colonial district of campus, Princeton students rarely set foot in the historic building, given its modern ceremonial and administrative functions.However, that shouldn't stop students from “rejoicing,” because Nassau Hall is much more than an office building, albeit an office building that is also a National Historic Landmark: It is a powerful symbol of American higher education. Constructed in 1756, Nassau Hall was named for King William III of Orange at the suggestion of the University’s (then referred to as the College of New Jersey) major benefactor, Governor Jonathan Belcher, according to the Princetoniana website. The trustees suggested the building be named after Belcher, but he modestly declined, a decision that paid off—“In Praise of Old Belcher” wouldn’t have made the best University anthem. The building was monumental for its time.

FEATURES | 02/19/2014