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Princeton and the judicial coup attempt in Israel

“I urge all of us who care about the situation in Israel/Palestine to inform ourselves about the coup attempt, its causes, and implications; to find out more about how the coup attempt is funded and by whom; to express solidarity with those who fight for democracy, liberty, and human rights both in Israel/Palestine and around the world; and to stop accepting money from organizations that work actively to undermine liberal democracy.”

“I urge all of us who care about the situation in Israel/Palestine to inform ourselves about the coup attempt, its causes, and implications; to find out more about how the coup attempt is funded and by whom; to express solidarity with those who fight for democracy, liberty, and human rights both in Israel/Palestine and around the world; and to stop accepting money from organizations that work actively to undermine liberal democracy.”

OPINION | March 19

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‘No, Princeton is not loan free’ – not for international students

“The tax bill makes Princeton inequitable and surprisingly inaccessible for many low-income international students, especially low-income students of color... If Princeton is truly concerned with equity, it’s time for them to follow Yale’s lead and take the burden of paying the tax off of international students.”

 “The tax bill makes Princeton inequitable and surprisingly inaccessible for many low-income international students, especially low-income students of color... If Princeton is truly concerned with equity, it’s time for them to follow Yale’s lead and take the burden of paying the tax off of international students.” 

OPINION | February 28

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Why I signed a union card for Princeton Graduate Students United

“I cannot, nor can any single person, understand what graduate students at Princeton need as a whole, but when we work together, we can better understand systemic issues at the University in order to call for change.”

“I cannot, nor can any single person, understand what graduate students at Princeton need as a whole, but when we work together, we can better understand systemic issues at the University in order to call for change.”

OPINION | February 27

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If Rutgers can provide intensive mental healthcare for students, so can Princeton

If the University wants to make the Ivy League accessible to those with mental illnesses and put an end to the mental health problems plaguing students — problems which feel intimately and horribly linked with the several student suicides of the past few years — then it should provide an accessible, extensive, University-run enhanced care option for students with mental illnesses.

If the University wants to make the Ivy League accessible to those with mental illnesses and put an end to the mental health problems plaguing students — problems which feel intimately and horribly linked with the several student suicides of the past few years — then it should provide an accessible, extensive, University-run enhanced care option for students with mental illnesses.

OPINION | February 26

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The University must speak out on earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

“Why is it so controversial for us, as Middle Eastern members of the Princeton community, to expect a similar show of solidarity when we experience a horrific tragedy and humanitarian disaster?”

“Why is it so controversial for us, as Middle Eastern members of the Princeton community, to expect a similar show of solidarity when we experience a horrific tragedy and humanitarian disaster?”

OPINION | 02/21/2023

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial to Princeton. Let’s change how we talk about them.

“When we depict DEI as a mere ‘investment’ and a step towards the accrual of meritocratic excellence, we imply that it would not be a priority if it didn’t have value for the University’s wider goals.”

“When we depict DEI as a mere ‘investment’ and a step towards the accrual of meritocratic excellence, we imply that it would not be a priority if it didn’t have value for the University’s wider goals.”

OPINION | 02/20/2023

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Why is the Office of Religious Life celebrating Israel’s Independence Day?

“Judaism is not Zionism. And when campus administrators imply that they are one and the same, it is inaccurate and offensive. The University should not be in the business of declaring new Jewish holidays, especially when such proclamations serve exclusionary and reactionary ends.”

“Judaism is not Zionism. And when campus administrators imply that they are one and the same, it is inaccurate and offensive. The University should not be in the business of declaring new Jewish holidays, especially when such proclamations serve exclusionary and reactionary ends.”

OPINION | 02/19/2023

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Stop blaming students for the mental health crisis: A response to Ethan Hicks '26

“Academic rigor, including difficult rites of passage such as writing seminars and the senior theses, is not, in my opinion, truly at the heart of Princeton’s mental health problem. Rather, the problem is the lack of accessible mental health resources and our overall attitude towards mental health.”

“Academic rigor, including difficult rites of passage such as writing seminars and the senior theses, is not, in my opinion, truly at the heart of Princeton’s mental health problem. Rather, the problem is the lack of accessible mental health resources and our overall attitude towards mental health”

OPINION | 02/15/2023

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Princeton’s climate research: In the service of BP

“BP uses Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative to launder its image, to ensure a stream of studies that give it legitimacy, and to preserve its business model.”

“BP uses Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative to launder its image, to ensure a stream of studies that give it legitimacy, and to preserve its business model.”

OPINION | 02/06/2023

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Give me Ted Lasso, and don’t make me pay

If the University is to make strides toward supporting students’ mental health, it must encourage and fund not only community events, but also resources for students to spend stress-free time alone.

If the University is to make strides toward supporting students’ mental health, it must encourage and fund not only community events, but also resources for students to spend stress-free time alone. 

OPINION | 02/05/2023

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The $1M prize every student should know about

At a school like Princeton, we all have the ability to explore opportunities embracing inclusivity and sustainability, as well as access to the resources and support to create meaningful change. The Hult Prize is the perfect opportunity to make this change.

At a school like Princeton, we all have the ability to explore opportunities embracing inclusivity and sustainability, as well as access to the resources and support to create meaningful change. The Hult Prize is the perfect opportunity to make this change.

OPINION | 01/29/2023

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One year later, DEI efforts within Princeton athletics have stagnated

“One cannot expect issues of team culture, such as those I experienced on the wrestling team, to be rectified by students alone. They must also be made important by Princeton athletics as a whole and addressed by administrative leaders.”

“One cannot expect issues of team culture, such as those I experienced on the wrestling team, to be rectified by students alone. They must also be made important by Princeton athletics as a whole and addressed by administrative leaders.”

OPINION | 01/18/2023