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This Black History Month, let's push for symbolic and structural change

“For me, the University still has several steps to take before I can believe that their commitment to Black students is genuine, and not simply lip service.”

“For me, the University still has several steps to take before I can believe that their commitment to Black students is genuine, and not simply lip service.”

OPINION | 02/09/2023

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Conservative values can exist within a liberal framework

“Conservatives such as Hazony argue that the University should define its own purpose for students, whereas liberals push for students to define the purpose of the University on their own.”

“Conservatives such as Hazony argue that the University should define its own purpose for students, whereas liberals push for students to define the purpose of the University on their own.”

OPINION | 02/09/2023

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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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Rather than skip meals, let's have them delivered

“I propose a solution to improve eating habits and provide more food options for students: TigerEats, a service that would deliver meals from third-party apps, dining halls, and eating clubs directly to a student’s location.”

“I propose a solution to improve eating habits and provide more food options for students: TigerEats, a service that would deliver meals from third-party apps, dining halls, and eating clubs directly to a student’s location.” 

OPINION | 02/03/2023

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If ChatGPT can do our homework, AI isn't the problem

ChatGPT can be used to help students achieve the bare minimum, but Princeton courses generally have a more ambitious aim: to teach students to think critically, solve problems, and apply what they have learned in new and creative ways. 

ChatGPT can be used to help students achieve the bare minimum, but Princeton courses generally have a more ambitious aim: to teach students to think critically, solve problems, and apply what they have learned in new and creative ways. 

OPINION | 02/01/2023

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Postdoc pay raise: What collective action can do for us all

In reference to the previous open letter written in April 2022, the PUPS wrote, “Princeton has yet to acknowledge our letter, nor did they consult us in making these decisions. We deserve much more transparency and respect. We deserve a seat at the table.”

In reference to the previous open letter written in April 2022, the PUPS wrote, “Princeton has yet to acknowledge our letter, nor did they consult us in making these decisions. We deserve much more transparency and respect. We deserve a seat at the table.”

OPINION | 01/30/2023

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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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Princeton’s criminal justice-inspired Honor Code hurts FLI students

The Honor Code presents a monumental threat to FLI students, who, without financial aid, would find themselves thousands of dollars in debt as a result of student loans, which are suggested as an alternative way of funding study at Princeton. The Honor Code can have devastating impacts on students who rely on a Princeton education for the chance of upward mobility.

The Honor Code presents a monumental threat to FLI students, who, without financial aid, would find themselves thousands of dollars in debt as a result of student loans, which are suggested as an alternative way of funding study at Princeton. The Honor Code can have devastating impacts on students who rely on a Princeton education for the chance of upward mobility.

OPINION | 01/29/2023

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Expand and invest in Wintersession

“Wintersession has offered me an invaluable opportunity to reflect on why I came to Princeton in the first place: to broaden my horizons, to connect with others, and to enjoy learning.”

“Wintersession has offered me an invaluable opportunity to reflect on why I came to Princeton in the first place: to broaden my horizons, to connect with others, and to enjoy learning.”

OPINION | 01/26/2023

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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