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‘Building Monsters’: Football, food, and fitness at Princeton

On Princeton’s biggest eaters sweatshirts, sweatpants, backpacks, and hats are emblazoned two words: Princeton Football. Football players commit themselves to the team’s grueling practice and game schedule; they are expected as well to change their bodies for the good of the game. How do Princeton’s football players manage to pack on the pounds without sacrificing the fitness and dexterity that allowed them to play at the University in the first place? 

FEATURES | 11/21/2019

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‘Preparing for the battlefield’: Athletics and leadership in ROTC

They woke up as first-years and seniors, history majors and engineers, Oklahomans and Connecticut natives. They pulled on standard-issue shirts, shorts, socks, strapped on their running watches. Some of them double-checked to make sure their shaves were clean. And somewhere in the walk from each of their dorms to Jadwin Gym, that group of individual students became something else entirely: a platoon of Army cadets. 

FEATURES | 11/15/2019

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"Brotherhood": Scenes from the stands at Yankee Stadium

If the hundreds of students who flocked to Saturday’s game at Yankee Stadium did so to escape the routine of campus life, the hundreds of former football players who made the trip did so to relive it. They brought with them wives, husbands, children, grandchildren, friends — all of whom spent the day celebrating what former captain and nose guard Jeff Urbany ’84 called the “unbelievable brotherhood” that is Princeton football.

FEATURES | 11/11/2019

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Morgan Harper GS ’10 brings a progressive platform to Central Ohio, challenging incumbent Congresswoman Beatty

Last month, Morgan Harper GS ’10 launched her campaign for Congress, challenging Democratic incumbent Congresswoman Joyce Beatty. Harper’s platform centers around financial stability, including proposals tuition-free public college, a federal minimum wage increase, and Medicare for All.

NEWS | 08/07/2019

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Sibley ’19 reflects on eye health, U. accommodations

In February of this year, Sibley sent an email to residential college listservs with the subject line “Don’t Be Me. Graduate on Time!” Sibley warned readers about the dangers of too much screen time and offered suggestions for preserving your vision, including inverting the display colors on your computer and following the 20-20-20 rule: for every twenty minutes of staring at a screen, look twenty feet away for twenty seconds.

NEWS | 04/29/2019