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Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Gaslight, gatekeep: Creative writing at Princeton

“The Program in Creative Writing still requires applications for all of its classes, including introductory ones, and most of the literary publications on campus require applications as well. There is also this stark white reality, both figuratively and often demographically: creative writing at Princeton is pretentious and centered on ways of writing that descend from Western ‘high art’ traditions construed as objectively superior to all other forms.” 

“The Program in Creative Writing still requires applications for all of its classes, including introductory ones, and most of the literary publications on campus require applications as well. There is also this stark white reality, both figuratively and often demographically: creative writing at Princeton is pretentious and centered on ways of writing that descend from Western ‘high art’ traditions construed as objectively superior to all other forms.”  

OPINION | 1 day ago

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton’s COVID-19 communications are dangerously ambiguous

“For the sake of public health, the University must be precise in its communications, and [the recent communications on updated COVID-19 policies are] only the latest example of its failure on that front — a failure which ultimately harms students.”

“For the sake of public health, the University must be precise in its communications, and [the recent communications on updated COVID-19 policies are] only the latest example of its failure on that front — a failure which ultimately harms students.”

OPINION | 1 day ago

Hot cocoa from six establishments in Princeton
TOP left to right: Starbucks, PJ's Pancake House
MIDDLE left to right: Halo Pub, Small World Coffee
BOTTOM left to right: The Bent Spoon, Milk & Cookies
Sydney Eck / The Daily Princetonian

We tried hot cocoa from 6 places in Princeton, so you don't have to

I sampled hot cocoa from six establishments in town: Small World Coffee, Halo Pub, The Bent Spoon, Starbucks, PJ’s Pancake House, and Milk & Cookies. I was shocked to find so many places serving this chocolaty treat. Every time I thought I had tried it all, I found more shops to explore! Now that winter is right around the corner, I recommend you all go out and get a steamy cup of cocoa to warm up. 

THE PROSPECT | 1 day ago

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Community members outside of Jadwin Gym at around 11:50 a.m., prior to the Pfizer vaccine clinic opening. The line would grow in the coming hours.
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

Community members wait hours for boosters, isolation housing expands amid COVID-19 spike

As COVID-19 cases and isolation dorm occupancy reach new highs, students and community members wait in line for hours to receive their booster shots. 

As COVID-19 cases and isolation dorm occupancy reach new highs, students and community members wait in line for hours to receive their booster shots. 

NEWS | 2 days ago

Princeton’s Nov. 30 Town Council Meeting
Courtesy of Lia Opperman

Cannabis Task Force recommends cannabis retail in Princeton

After more than seven months of meetings, Princeton’s Cannabis Task Force (CTF) recommended that cannabis retail businesses be allowed to open in town. In the proposal to the town council, the CTF talked about possible dispensary locations, equity and racial justice, and how tax revenue should be allocated. 

After more than seven months of meetings, Princeton’s Cannabis Task Force (CTF) recommended that cannabis retail businesses be allowed to open in town. In the proposal to the town council, the CTF talked about possible dispensary locations, equity and racial justice, and how tax revenue should be allocated.

NEWS | 2 days ago

Adam Sanders / The Daily Princetonian

‘Every good night ends at Wawa’: New Jersey chain battles to keep late-night student cravings at bay

For many Princeton students, Wawa is more than just the location of a late-night snack run. It’s a staple of the Princeton night-life — a place to go after a night out on the Street or in Firestone library. As the ongoing pandemic causes other late-night campus dining options to shutter their doors, Wawa alone offers satiation to midnight hunger pangs.

For many Princeton students, Wawa is more than just the location of a late-night snack run. It’s a staple of the Princeton night-life — a place to go after a night out on the Street or in Firestone library. As the ongoing pandemic causes other late-night campus dining options to shutter their doors, Wawa alone offers satiation to midnight hunger pangs.

FEATURES | 2 days ago

Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian

Letter to the editor: lessons from the bonfire

“There are lots of things to be cynical about in the world right now. There are all kinds of work to be done here on campus, in Princeton, and everywhere else where humanity comes with no promise of perfection. We could divide up as athletes and non-athletes, as occurs on many college campuses. But we have the opportunity here to do it differently — to respect and learn from every member of this community, their stories, and their experiences.”  

“There are lots of things to be cynical about in the world right now. There are all kinds of work to be done here on campus, in Princeton, and everywhere else where humanity comes with no promise of perfection. We could divide up as athletes and non-athletes, as occurs on many college campuses. But we have the opportunity here to do it differently — to respect and learn from every member of this community, their stories, and their experiences.”  

OPINION | 2 days ago

MrBeast in December 2018
"MrBeast 2018" by Leon Lush / CC BY-SA 3.0

Popular YouTubers MrBeast, Mark Rober partnered up on #TeamSeas to help save world’s oceans

The premise is simple: the two YouTubers teamed up with two prolific ocean cleanup organizations: Ocean Conservancy and Ocean Cleanup. Each dollar donated equals a pound of trash removed from the ocean, and the campaign seeks to raise $30 million by Jan. 1.  

The premise is simple: the two YouTubers teamed up with two prolific ocean cleanup organizations: Ocean Conservancy and Ocean Cleanup. Each dollar donated equals a pound of trash removed from the ocean, and the campaign seeks to raise $30 million by Jan. 1.  

THE PROSPECT | 2 days ago