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Opinion

Lewis Center

On the politics of identity

“Over the years, as LGBTQ+ artists and people in the U.S. gained cultural and political ground, I began to loosen my own fierce personal and professional commitments to identity politics.” 

“Over the years, as LGBTQ+ artists and people in the U.S. gained cultural and political ground, I began to loosen my own fierce personal and professional commitments to identity politics.”

OPINION | April 22

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Letter from the Editor: Queer Remembrances, Queer Futures

“We conceive of this more than anything as an invitation to the queer community on campus. An invitation can only be truly genuine when it goes beyond empty words: The content curated for this issue represents a public record — and a public commitment — to elevating the voices and stories of queer folks in our pages.”

“We conceive of this more than anything as an invitation to the queer community on campus. An invitation can only be truly genuine when it goes beyond empty words: The content curated for this issue represents a public record — and a public commitment — to elevating the voices and stories of queer folks in our pages.”

OPINION | April 22

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USG has abandoned their democratic principles

“Princeton students are asked to take USG seriously as a truly representative body, but they have now thrown out this legitimacy in favor of appeasing a small, angry group of students. Going forward, it will be on them to earn our trust back and on us to hold them accountable.”

“Princeton students are asked to take USG seriously as a truly representative body, but they have now thrown out this legitimacy in favor of appeasing a small, angry group of students. Going forward, it will be on them to earn our trust back and on us to hold them accountable.” 

OPINION | April 21

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Banning books is detrimental to intellectual growth

“A myriad of books in the world today capture both the good and the bad of life, from joy and accomplishment to death and grief. Having the opportunity to freely read these books and thoughtfully explore the ideas they express allows us to come away with meaningful, valuable insights about ourselves and the world around us.”

“A myriad of books in the world today capture both the good and the bad of life, from joy and accomplishment to death and grief. Having the opportunity to freely read these books and thoughtfully explore the ideas they express allows us to come away with meaningful, valuable insights about ourselves and the world around us.” 

OPINION | April 20

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160 Princeton faculty and staff members: The University must fully divest from fossil fuels

“As the world rapidly disengages from carbon-emitting energy sources by clear necessity, we believe it incompatible with the University’s moral principles to seek profit from continued investment in fossil fuels.”

“As the world rapidly disengages from carbon-emitting energy sources by clear necessity, we believe it incompatible with the University’s moral principles to seek profit from continued investment in fossil fuels.”

OPINION | April 19

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The University should warn students about new construction sites

“While I appreciate these efforts to improve and expand our campus and its facilities, I would also appreciate being told about them in advance to help plan around their inconveniences.”

“While I appreciate these efforts to improve and expand our campus and its facilities, I would also appreciate being told about them in advance to help plan around their inconveniences.”

OPINION | April 19

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Ramadan reflections: How Princeton can support its Muslim student population

“Given how the Muslim community has expanded throughout the past few years, and Ramadan will be a time the University has to navigate consistently in the future, there needs to be stronger leadership and collaboration with Muslim students to provide an optimal fasting experience on campus.”

“Given how the Muslim community has expanded throughout the past few years, and Ramadan will be a time the University has to navigate consistently in the future, there needs to be stronger leadership and collaboration with Muslim students to provide an optimal fasting experience on campus.”

OPINION | April 18

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Letter to the Editor: We object to USG's handling of Referendum No. 3, but condemn attacks on our peers

“As leaders of an objection regarding USG’s management of Referendum No. 3, we strongly and unqualifiedly disavow those who have harassed the Chief Elections Manager, or alleged that he operated in bad faith. His was a simple and honest mistake.”

“As leaders of an objection regarding USG’s management of Referendum No. 3, we strongly and unqualifiedly disavow those who have harassed the Chief Elections Manager, or alleged that he operated in bad faith. His was a simple and honest mistake.”

OPINION | April 18

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The Referendum No. 3 controversy is causing real harm. It’s time for students to act.

Amid a contentious campus referendum process that has reached the national stage, the Editorial Board explicitly condemns attacks made on members of the student community.

Amid a contentious campus referendum process that has reached the national stage, the Editorial Board explicitly condemns attacks made on members of the student community.

OPINION | April 17

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Letter to the Editor: In defense of jokes — free speech, harm, and the Satire section

“Self-censoring by avoiding contentious topics may help the Satire section avoid controversy, but doing so would be a disservice to the ‘Prince’ readership.”

“Self-censoring by avoiding contentious topics may help the Satire section avoid controversy, but doing so would be a disservice to the ‘Prince’ readership.” 

OPINION | April 15

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Letter to the Editor: Princeton’s program for underrepresented students in medicine is a success

“Princeton’s data tells a much more encouraging story about supporting and mentoring students from URiM backgrounds on their way to careers in medicine. Ours is a culture of “lifting up” that extends far beyond the classroom.”

“Princeton’s data tells a much more encouraging story about supporting and mentoring students from URiM backgrounds on their way to careers in medicine.  Ours is a culture of “lifting up” that extends far beyond the classroom.” 

OPINION | April 14

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YAT candidates should defy the rules and debate

“Students deserve a voice on the Board of Trustees,” Community Opinion Editor Rohit A. Narayanan ’24 writes. “They can’t have that voice if their representatives aren’t even allowed to address the issues most important to students when they’re campaigning.”

“Students deserve a voice on the Board of Trustees,” Community Opinion Editor Rohit A. Narayanan ’24 writes. “They can’t have that voice if their representatives aren’t even allowed to address the issues most important to students when they’re campaigning.”

OPINION | April 14

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Why Princeton should care about COVID-slide

“Princeton must make ethical choices in its pursuit of institutional greatness, and never lose sight of the source of this greatness: its students. So, in the coming months and years, let’s ask the University: how can Princeton move on from this pandemic without losing diversity along the way?”

“Princeton must make ethical choices in its pursuit of institutional greatness, and never lose sight of the source of this greatness: its students. So, in the coming months and years, let’s ask the University: how can Princeton move on from this pandemic without losing diversity along the way?”

OPINION | April 13

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The critics of Referendum No. 3 distract us from important realities about Palestinian oppression

“Whether it is the CJL cynically promoting Jewish unity against solidarity with Palestinians, or Jacob Katz chastising people for taking a stance after he has done the same many times over, we should be wary of rhetoric that seeks to divert us from trying to grasp and deal with the conflict in the region.”

“Whether it is the CJL cynically promoting Jewish unity against solidarity with Palestinians, or Jacob Katz chastising people for taking a stance after he has done the same many times over, we should be wary of rhetoric that seeks to divert us from trying to grasp and deal with the conflict in the region.”

OPINION | April 13

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Hobson College is not a milestone for inclusion if its namesake tears down vulnerable workers at Starbucks

“Contrary to official claims, naming our new residential college after Hobson does not address the University’s racist legacy — rather, it obscures the manner in which Hobson and the Starbucks Corporation are perpetuating patterns of racialized exploitation in this country.”

“Contrary to official claims, naming our new residential college after Hobson does not address the University’s racist legacy — rather, it obscures the manner in which Hobson and the Starbucks Corporation are perpetuating patterns of racialized exploitation in this country.” 

OPINION | April 13