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McCarter Theater

Theater excellence can’t come at the cost of student performers’ mental health

“The theater professionals at Triangle conveyed through their actions that they prefer to treat stressed college students participating in an extracurricular activity as full-time professional actors, pushing them to their physical and mental limits, and tossing them aside when they can no longer keep up.”

“The theater professionals at Triangle conveyed through their actions that they prefer to treat stressed college students participating in an extracurricular activity as full-time professional actors, pushing them to their physical and mental limits, and tossing them aside when they can no longer keep up.”

OPINION | November 17

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Princeton’s divestment and dissociation announcement charts a path towards a fossil free campus

“While Princeton’s current divestment policy makes huge leaps towards addressing the influence of the fossil fuel industry at our University, there is more work to do.”

“While Princeton’s current divestment policy makes huge leaps towards addressing the influence of the fossil fuel industry at our University, there is more work to do.” 

OPINION | November 15

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My professor used the n-word in class. Princeton's inaction is indefensible.

“This institution needs to restore its moral compass. You shouldn’t be able to harass students and keep your job. Except at Princeton where — for now — you can.”

“This institution needs to restore its moral compass. You shouldn’t be able to harass students and keep your job. Except at Princeton where — for now — you can.”

OPINION | November 11

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No Communication Orders help students thrive. They shouldn't be made more onerous.

“No one ever gets an NCO just for the sake of getting an NCO — they get an NCO because they want to feel safe and to be able to go about their day-to-day life in a way that is not constantly marked by anxiety and fear. ”

“No one ever gets an NCO just for the sake of getting an NCO — they get an NCO because they want to feel safe and to be able to go about their day-to-day life in a way that is not constantly marked by anxiety and fear. ”

OPINION | November 10

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Take it from me: No student government experience is necessary to run for USG

“If I’ve learned one thing, it’s that every student is qualified to run for a position on USG by virtue of their lived experience of being an undergraduate at Princeton.”

“If I’ve learned one thing, it’s that every student is qualified to run for a position on USG by virtue of their lived experience of being an undergraduate at Princeton.”

OPINION | November 1

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Princeton does nowhere near enough to help grieving students

“Princeton does nowhere near enough to help the students and community members affected. As I learned in the days following Abe’s death, recovering from such a loss is a long and difficult process and can’t be solved by Princeton’s perfunctory acknowledgements.”

“Princeton does nowhere near enough to help the students and community members affected. As I learned in the days following Abe’s death, recovering from such a loss is a long and difficult process and can’t be solved by Princeton’s perfunctory acknowledgements.”

OPINION | October 26

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In defense of Community Action

“My recommendation would be to take a step back from lofty debates over what service truly is and return to simpler projects, especially involving physical labor or creating something usable.”

“My recommendation would be to take a step back from lofty debates over what service truly is and return to simpler projects, especially involving physical labor or creating something usable.”

OPINION | October 3

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Truth-seeking is at the heart of every principle the University has

“What Rabieh misses is that the Kalven principles — and all sound principles of academic life — are correct precisely because they further our truth-seeking mission.”

“What Rabieh misses is that the Kalven principles — and all sound principles of academic life — are correct precisely because they further our truth-seeking mission.”

OPINION | September 28

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Honor Committee Chair: Student leadership matters in the disciplinary process

“The Honor Committee is not a perfect institution, but we should believe in the idea that only our peers can assess what we should have reasonably known. [...] I urge you to include applying to join the Honor Committee in that effort.”

“The Honor Committee is not a perfect institution, but we should believe in the idea that only our peers can assess what we should have reasonably known. [...] I urge you to include applying to join the Honor Committee in that effort.” 

OPINION | September 27

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Our country is drowning. The Orange Bubble doesn’t care.

“It’s high time that Princetonians started caring about the Global South. This isn’t just major international news, it is something for which those in the Global North bear responsibility.”

“It’s high time that Princetonians started caring about the Global South. This isn’t just major international news, it is something for which those in the Global North bear responsibility.”

OPINION | September 27

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3.98 percent a year later: reflecting on the rat race of college admissions

“The thing about having to package and commodify an artistic passion to apply to college is that the line between authenticity and self-branding becomes easily, and irreversibly, blurred.”

“The thing about having to package and commodify an artistic passion to apply to college is that the line between authenticity and self-branding becomes easily, and irreversibly, blurred.”

OPINION | September 26

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When a club initiation becomes hazing

“No student group should be allowed to haze its members, especially not a group that has a monopoly on an activity like PDP does over debate. It’s not too much to ask that groups allow students to join in a welcoming and open manner.”

“No student group should be allowed to haze its members, especially not a group that has a monopoly on an activity like PDP does over debate. It’s not too much to ask that groups allow students to join in a welcoming and open manner.”

OPINION | September 25

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New Jersey must do more to bring racial justice and equity to cannabis legalization

“While the state has succeeded at drastically curbing arrests, it has much more to do to open the legal cannabis business to the communities it promised to benefit.”

“While the state has succeeded at drastically curbing arrests, it has much more to do to open the legal cannabis business to the communities it promised to benefit.”

OPINION | September 25

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Don’t join the Honor Committee

“Students should not be fooled; joining either Committee means participating in the investigation and punishment of one’s peers without due process — and we should simply stop doing so.”

“Students should not be fooled; joining either Committee means participating in the investigation and punishment of one’s peers without due process — and we should simply stop doing so.”

OPINION | September 18

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Congressman Ken Buck ’81 does not deserve PICS interns

“The way to stop producing alumni like this is to show current Princeton students that their politics do not represent our values, and for us to not support politicians like Buck with our time and talent.”

“The way to stop producing alumni like this is to show current Princeton students that their politics do not represent our values, and for us to not support politicians like Buck with our time and talent.”

OPINION | September 14

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Changing ‘concentrations’ to ‘majors’ undermines what makes Princeton unique

“Why apply the “major” name to a program that differs significantly from its peers? The words “concentration” and “certificate” simply allowed Princeton students to explain what was so unique about their education compared to those of peers at other universities.“

“Why apply the “major” name to a program that differs significantly from its peers? The words “concentration” and “certificate” simply allowed Princeton students to explain what was so unique about their education compared to those of peers at other universities.” 

OPINION | September 12

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Growing departmental requirements threaten the liberal arts education

“On its own, increasing requirements by one course may not seem like much, but at a school where students can take a limited number of courses, a single more prescribed course can have a large impact—and the pattern shows that students have less and less freedom as to which courses to choose.”

“On its own, increasing requirements by one course may not seem like much, but at a school where students can take a limited number of courses, a single more prescribed course can have a large impact—and the pattern shows that students have less and less freedom as to which courses to choose.”

OPINION | September 12