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Locked out of the voting booth

People in prison are counted in the census in the places where they are incarcerated, but not in their home areas. This means that less resources go to their home communities, and more resources go to the location of their prison. Thus, incarcerated people are counted, but denied a voice; they are exploited for everyone’s political gain except their own.

OPINION | 5 hours ago

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Zoom backgrounds and creativity collide in this year’s production of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Every year, PUP and Theater Intime put on a shadow cast performance of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, where actors pantomime the actions of characters as the movie is projected onto a screen behind them. This year’s performance will take place entirely over Zoom. Cast members and the production team reflect on their experiences.

THE PROSPECT | 6 hours ago

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A case for cooking

In a semester where we’re all spending overwhelming amounts of time staring at our computers, it is absolutely critical to find a screen-free activity that also provides genuine respite from schoolwork. Cooking is by no means the only option. But we all have to eat.

THE PROSPECT | 6 hours ago

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Beto O’Rourke talks voting rights, students explain tools to combat gerrymandering

“I’m encouraged,” O’Rourke said. “Doesn’t mean that we get the results we want on election night, but I feel they are possible in a way I haven’t in past years.”

In a conversation with Neuroscience professor Sam Wang, former Congressman Beto O'Rourke talked voting rights and his efforts to increase voter engagement in the upcoming election. The event, hosted by the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, also put on display two redistricting tools created to combat partisan gerrymandering.

NEWS | 1 day ago

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From folk to hip-hop: protest music through the years

Increasingly political content in entertainment is quickly becoming an epochal, cultural trend. But despite its increasing frequency, it continues to be accompanied by staunch, resolute objection: people continue to dislike the invasive nature of today’s politics, and especially its invasion into entertainment and media. But perhaps those voices are forgetting that entertainment has always been political and nowhere is this more clearly seen than in the rich history of protest music in the United States of America.

THE PROSPECT | 1 day ago

David Adjaye, the architect of the new Princeton University Art Museum.
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David Adjaye, architect behind University Art Museum redesign, wins top architecture prize

While there is not a Nobel Prize for Architecture, there are a number of coveted top prizes in the field. One of these prizes, the Royal Gold Medal, was recently awarded to Sir David Adjaye, whose firm Adjaye Associates is designing the new Princeton University Art Museum. In 2018, it was announced that Adjaye and his firm would be behind the redesign of the Princeton University Art Museum, with construction slated to be completed in late 2024.

THE PROSPECT | 2 days ago

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck ’81.
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Rep. Ken Buck ’81, Prof. Sergiu Klainerman criticize removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name

Buck opened the event with a discussion on the rise of “cancel culture” in today’s political society, saying, “I’m really concerned about the cancel culture that we see in the country right now and on campuses, and really, it has permeated into the larger society.”

Congressman Buck opened the event with a discussion on the rise of “cancel culture” in today’s political society, saying, “I’m really concerned about the cancel culture that we see in the country right now and on campuses, and really, it has permeated into the larger society.” 

NEWS | 2 days ago