Follow us on Instagram
Try our latest crossword

Guest Contributions

starbucks.jpg

Hobson College is not a milestone for inclusion if its namesake tears down vulnerable workers at Starbucks

“Contrary to official claims, naming our new residential college after Hobson does not address the University’s racist legacy — rather, it obscures the manner in which Hobson and the Starbucks Corporation are perpetuating patterns of racialized exploitation in this country.”

“Contrary to official claims, naming our new residential college after Hobson does not address the University’s racist legacy — rather, it obscures the manner in which Hobson and the Starbucks Corporation are perpetuating patterns of racialized exploitation in this country.” 

OPINION | April 13

Caterpillar Bulldozer

The Caterpillar referendum overlooks important realities

“Boycotting Caterpillar would harm the Palestinian Tractor & Equipment Company — a designated Caterpillar distributor — which describes itself as “a leading participant in Palestine’s economic and industrial development.” This should strike us as confusing: the referendum simultaneously condemns the demolition of Palestinian homes and tacitly proposes a boycott of a flagship Palestinian construction company. Its narrow aim leads it to hurt the very people it aims to help.”

“Boycotting Caterpillar would harm the Palestinian Tractor & Equipment Company – a designated Caterpillar distributor – which describes itself as “a leading participant in Palestine’s economic and industrial development.” This should strike us as confusing: the referendum simultaneously condemns the demolition of Palestinian homes and tacitly proposes a boycott of a flagship Palestinian construction company. Its narrow aim leads it to hurt the very people it aims to help.”

OPINION | April 11

IMG_7094.jpeg

USG U-Councilor: Mental health and DEI referenda deserve the spotlight, too

“These referenda should be understood as indicating a new level of seriousness on the issues of mental health resources and diversity, equity, and inclusion on the part of the Senate.”

“these referenda should be understood as indicating a new level of seriousness on the issues of mental health resources and diversity, equity, and inclusion on the part of the Senate.”

OPINION | April 10

Picture of Caterpillar Machinery

Caterpillar referendum supporters avoid a debate they know they can’t win

“If this referendum were truly about supporting Palestinians and ensuring justice and peace, it would focus on tangible solutions to help the Palestinian people rather than virtue signaling through BDS-affiliated proposals.”

“If this referendum were truly about supporting Palestinians and ensuring justice and peace, it would focus on tangible solutions to help the Palestinian people rather than virtue signaling through BDS-affiliated proposals.” 

OPINION | April 7

Frist

As the Alliance of Jewish Progressives, we support dissociation from Caterpillar

“Our support for this referendum is motivated by our solidarity with Palestinians and our desire to encourage the University to discontinue its relationships with Caterpillar which makes us complicit in racist, settler-colonial violence.”

“Our support for this referendum is motivated by our solidarity with Palestinians and our desire to encourage the University to discontinue its relationships with Caterpillar which makes us complicit in racist, settler-colonial violence.” 

OPINION | April 7

Archway by U. Store

Why Princeton is no longer promoting its admission rate

“There has been much discussion recently about the University’s decision to step back from promoting statistics about admitted students, including a Reactions column this week. As Dean of Admission, I want to provide additional information and context.”

“There has been much discussion recently about the University’s decision to step back from promoting statistics about admitted students, including a Reactions column this week. As Dean of Admission, I want to provide additional information and context.”

OPINION | April 7

ADVERTISEMENT
CJL

Caterpillar Referendum peddles the hate and bigotry of the global BDS movement

“Instead of supporting a resolution that is rooted within a bigoted global movement, we ought to cultivate a Princeton campus where all students can safely cherish their identities and express their sentiments; where we collectively engage in a discourse free of hostility and intimidation; and where we sustain a positive environment for ourselves and future generations of Princeton students.”

“Instead of supporting a resolution that is rooted within a bigoted global movement, we ought to cultivate a Princeton campus where all students can safely cherish their identities and express their sentiments; where we collectively engage in a discourse free of hostility and intimidation; and where we sustain a positive environment for ourselves and future generations of Princeton students.” 

OPINION | April 4

divest-princeton-cpuc

Princeton in the service of fossil fuels

“At the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting on March 21, we were finally told how much of Princeton’s endowment is invested in fossil fuel companies. 1.7 billion dollars. Billion. 4.5 percent of the entire endowment.”

“At the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) meeting on March 21, we were finally told how much of Princeton’s endowment is invested in fossil fuel companies. 1.7 billion dollars. Billion. 4.5 percent of the entire endowment.”

OPINION | March 30

Milberg Statue.jpg

Leonard Milberg ’53: When Princeton blocks exhibits of Jewish art with Confederate artists, it erases history

“One of the reasons I sponsor American Jewish exhibits is as an attempt to bring to light the fact that Jews were, and continue to be, part of the fabric of American life.”

“One of the reasons I sponsor American Jewish exhibits is as an attempt to bring to light the fact that Jews were, and continue to be, part of the fabric of American life.”

OPINION | March 27

Nassau Hall evening - Abby de Riel 2.JPG

Why won’t Princeton administrators lift the mask mandate?

“After the short-lived travel ban was rescinded following ridicule in the national media, the University can redeem itself by following the science on masks and setting an example for the rest of the Ivy League and other universities.”

“After the short-lived travel ban was rescinded following ridicule in the national media, the University can redeem itself by following the science on masks and setting an example for the rest of the Ivy League and other universities.”

OPINION | March 1

rus-invasion-protest-06-md.jpg

As Ukraine fights for its freedom, we must conquer our fear

“My only hope amidst all this is that one day the Russians will lose their fear, too; that the burden of responsibility for the killings of the innocent and the sufferings of the children will outweigh the fear of fighting for their freedom.”

“My only hope amidst all this is that one day the Russians will lose their fear, too; that the burden of responsibility for the killings of the innocent and the sufferings of the children will outweigh the fear of fighting for their freedom.”

OPINION | February 27

snowy nassau Mark Dodici DP.JPG

Students who vote in Princeton should help defeat the Special Improvement District (SID) ordinance

“Princeton student voters should encourage their elected representatives to vote against the Special Improvement District (SID) ordinance which will be introduced before the town council on Feb. 28.”

“Princeton student voters should encourage their elected representatives to vote against the Special Improvement District (SID) ordinance which will be introduced before the town council on Feb. 28.”

OPINION | February 16

McGraw Tutoring in Frist

A PAA's case for University-endorsed free time

“The work, my students would tell me, was not necessarily exceedingly hard — there was just too much of it. In one meeting, a student and I tried to create a schedule in which they would finish all their assignments. Even with minimal sleep and very few breaks, we calculated a week's worth of assignments would take a week and a half to complete.”

 “The work, my students would tell me, was not necessarily exceedingly hard — there was just too much of it. In one meeting, a student and I tried to create a schedule in which they would finish all their assignments. Even with minimal sleep and very few breaks, we calculated a week's worth of assignments would take a week and a half to complete.” 

OPINION | February 13

Hook at IAEA.jpg

Why is Princeton harboring a man who condones threats against American diplomats?

“Hook’s efforts on Wang’s behalf were heroic. Unfortunately, Princeton University continues to employ a scholar — Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian — who amplifies the Iranian regime’s death threats against Hook and his family.”

“Hook’s efforts on Wang’s behalf were heroic. Unfortunately, Princeton University continues to employ a scholar — Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian — who amplifies the Iranian regime’s death threats against Hook and his family.”

OPINION | February 6

amy wax.jpeg

It’s not just about Wax and Shapiro ’99: We can’t stand idly by while academic freedom gets thrown under the bus

“We must vigorously and consistently stand up for the freedoms, including the freedoms of those whose views we loathe, that help ensure our college education is just that — an education — rather than merely a four-year vacation in an ideological safe space.”

“We must vigorously and consistently stand up for the freedoms, including the freedoms of those whose views we loathe, that help ensure our college education is just that — an education — rather than merely a four-year vacation in an ideological safe space.”

OPINION | February 3

Wright Hall - Abby de Riel.JPG

Princeton failed me as a sexual assault survivor. University policy needs to change.

For one anonymous student, “filing a report had been my desperate attempt at feeling safe on my own campus.” But the University never investigated her claim — because her alleged perpetrator had recently graduated.

For one anonymous student, “filing a report had been my desperate attempt at feeling safe on my own campus.” But the University never investigated her claim — because her alleged perpetrator had recently graduated.

OPINION | January 26

McCosh

Our commitment to in-person teaching

“In light of our vaccination and booster requirements, our masking requirements, and our current twice-weekly testing requirements for all students, we continue to believe that our mitigation efforts are sufficient to continue with the in-person learning that is so central to our mission.”

“In light of our vaccination and booster requirements, our masking requirements, and our current twice-weekly testing requirements for all students, we continue to believe that our mitigation efforts are sufficient to continue with the in-person learning that is so central to our mission.”

OPINION | January 25

We Call BS Rally

There is no outgrowing gun violence

Editorial Board Chair Rooya Rahin and Co-Presidents of Princeton Students Against Gun Violence Ana Blanco and Julia Elman dispute the claim that college students are more detached from gun violence than grade schoolers, rather blaming legislative stagnation and collective trauma for a lack of action.

Editorial Board Chair Rooya Rahin and Co-Presidents of Princeton Students Against Gun Violence Ana Blanco and Julia Elman dispute the claim that college students are more detached from gun violence than grade schoolers, rather blaming legislative stagnation and collective trauma for a lack of action.

OPINION | January 24