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In 2021, The Prospect saw Princeton’s arts and culture continue to flourish despite the difficulties of the year. As the year comes to a close, we look back on 25 articles, reviews, essays and much more that capture Princeton life over the past year.

In 2021, The Prospect saw Princeton’s arts and culture continue to flourish despite the difficulties of the year. As the year comes to a close, we look back on 25 articles, reviews, essays and much more that capture Princeton life over the past year.


Dillon Gym during OBB.
Zoe Berman / The Daily Princetonian

Can't bring back the past? Of course we can: a Roaring 20s ball for the Classes of the 2020s

From fake pearls to 1920s-themed appetizers, Princeton’s “Roaring Twenties'' themed Orange and Black Ball on Nov. 4th  was filled with all the glitz and glam that many students missed coming out of a global pandemic. Despite the difficulties the OBB’s date presented for some students — who celebrated the Hindu religious festival Diwali on that night — the ball allegedly saw an attendance increase of about 500 students since the last time it was held two years ago.

From fake pearls to 1920s-themed appetizers, Princeton’s “Roaring Twenties'' themed Orange and Black Ball on Nov. 4th  was filled with all the glitz and glam that many students missed coming out of a global pandemic. Despite the difficulties the OBB’s date presented for some students — who celebrated the Hindu religious festival Diwali on that night — the ball allegedly saw an attendance increase of about 500 students since the last time it was held two years ago.

FEATURES | November 7

Gluten-free desserts from multiple locations in Princeton
TOP left to right: granola bar from Sakrid Coffee Roasters, cookie and brownie from Milk & Cookies
MIDDLE left to right: cookies from Murray Dodge Cafe, desserts from Bread Boutique, cookie from Jammin’ Crepes
BOTTOM left to right: cookie and chocolate chip dessert from Small World Coffee, macaron from Chez Alice
Sydney Eck / The Daily Princetonian

We tried gluten-free desserts in Princeton so you don’t have to

Many of you may not know that I am celiac, meaning that I have to be gluten-free. While this is a fairly disappointing fact in the grand scheme of the world, I am comforted by the fact that there are still many places in Princeton to satisfy my sweet tooth. So for this installment of TTT, I reviewed gluten-free desserts in Princeton.  

Many of you may not know that I am celiac, meaning that I have to be gluten-free. While this is a fairly disappointing fact in the grand scheme of the world, I am comforted by the fact that there are still many places in Princeton to satisfy my sweet tooth. So for this installment of TTT, I reviewed gluten-free desserts in Princeton.   

THE PROSPECT | November 4

Box for the AllMatters brand menstrual cup, formerly known as OrganiCup. In the Spring of 2021, the University partnered with AllMatters to distribute menstrual cups to students for free.
Auhjanae McGee / The Daily Princetonian

Different types of menstrual products

We evaluated seven different types of menstrual products on sustainability and gave each an overall evaluation. In looking at sustainability, we considered carbon offsets, reusability, and the materials of the products. In our overall evaluation, we considered sustainability, price, accessibility, and general reviews in comfort of use. 

We evaluated seven different types of menstrual products on sustainability and gave each an overall evaluation. In looking at sustainability, we considered carbon offsets, reusability, and the materials of the products. In our overall evaluation, we considered sustainability, price, accessibility, and general reviews in comfort of use.  

THE PROSPECT | November 1

Sections of the stained glass sculpture in front of the Princeton Art Museum have been removed as a part of major renovations. 
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian

The arts at Princeton without the art museum

The closure of the Princeton University Art Museum, in conjunction with the shutdown of the museum during the COVID-19 pandemic, has affected the ways that many students, faculty, and members of the local community interact with the arts and humanities on campus.  

The closure of the Princeton University Art Museum, in conjunction with the shutdown of the museum during the COVID-19 pandemic, has affected the ways that many students, faculty, and members of the local community interact with the arts and humanities on campus.  

THE PROSPECT | October 28

Cheese pizza slices from six Princeton locations.
TOP left to right: Conte’s Pizza, D’Angelo Italian Market, Jules Thin Crust Pizza
BOTTOM left to right: Nomad Pizza, Pizza Den, Proof
Maria Khartchenko / The Daily Princetonian

We tried 6 local pizza places so you don’t have to

I sampled a classic slice of cheese pizza from six establishments in town. In alphabetical order, they are Conte’s Pizza, D’Angelo Italian Market, Jules Thin Crust Pizza, Nomad Pizza, Pizza Den, and Proof. 

I sampled a classic slice of cheese pizza from six establishments in town. In alphabetical order, they are Conte’s Pizza, D’Angelo Italian Market, Jules Thin Crust Pizza, Nomad Pizza, Pizza Den, and Proof. 

THE PROSPECT | October 14

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Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

Revisiting the reread

For The Prospect, Assistant Editor Molly Cutler examines the value of revisiting old favorites, the risk of nostalgia, and the transactional nature of media consumption today after her own experience rereading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

For The Prospect, Assistant Editor Molly Cutler examines the value of revisiting old favorites, the risk of nostalgia, and the transactional nature of media consumption today after her own experience rereading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

THE PROSPECT | September 30

Courtesy of Naaji Hylton

Naaji Hylton ’22 discusses music influences and upcoming Lawnparties performance

Senior Writer Gabriel Robare speaks with Naaji Hylton ’22 (J. Paris) about his musical influences, sources of inspiration, and expectations for his upcoming performance at Fall Lawnparties 2021.

Senior Writer Gabriel Robare speaks with Naaji Hylton ’22 (J. Paris) about his musical influences, sources of inspiration, and expectations for his upcoming performance at Fall Lawnparties 2021. 

THE PROSPECT | September 28

Sameer A. Khan / Fotobuddy

Life on campus for a ’24

“As students adjust to this new environment, their thoughts and feelings offer a unique perspective on the University’s transition as a whole. With this in mind, I sat down with three members of the Class of 2024 and spoke with them about their past year.”  

“As students adjust to this new environment, their thoughts and feelings offer a unique perspective on the University’s transition as a whole. With this in mind, I sat down with three members of the Class of 2024 and spoke with them about their past year.” 

THE PROSPECT | September 22

Sam Spector and the Degenerates perform at Terrace Club. 
Hope Perry / The Daily Princetonian

My night at Terrace watching Sam Spector ’24 and the Degenerates

Reporting directly from the Street, Senior Writer Gabriel Robare provides a riveting minute-by-minute account of Sam Spector and the Degenerates’ performance at Terrace Club.

Reporting directly from the Street, Senior Writer Gabriel Robare provides a riveting minute-by-minute account of Sam Spector and the Degenerates’ performance at Terrace Club.

THE PROSPECT | September 20