Saturday night, I found myself listening to thousands of women moaning in simultaneous feigned orgasm in Madison Square Garden.The occasion was "V-Day," a celebrity-packed production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues." Since 1998, V-Day has become an international movement, with the monologues being performed at over 400 colleges (including Princeton) around Valentine's Day.
I am writing in response to Sun Jung Kim's Feb. 9 article "Campus split on impact of Sharon victory." The tone of this article reflected much of the coverage by the 'Prince,' and local opinion, of the Israeli-Arab issue since the beginning of the most recent violence.The image that is projected is that all the Jews on campus are unified in opposition to the Arab students on campus.
Shortly after a column of mine was printed in these pages last month, I received an e-mail from a high school student in California who was considering Princeton but was a bit taken aback by my descriptions of "elitism" and other problems which, in my opinion, detract from the University environment.She asked, "Is Princeton really a place that would narrow my views rather than broaden them?
In a letter to the editor last week, David Tannenbaum incorrectly asserts that involvement in service provision cannot change society in a systematic way.
In Friday's 'Prince,' Jeff Wolf '02 offers us a picture of club selection, modeled after room draw, which he calls "utopian." Such a system would treat all applicants equally and thus be "indisputably fair." This inference is unwarranted.
Every year as it begins in earnest, Bicker swims in an aura of praise and criticism. At the risk of beating a dead elephant, I want to join the fray, not because I think I have anything original or significant to say, but because everyone ? including me ? has an opinion about it.To avoid any suspicions, I will admit upfront that I'm a happy victim of the process.
Societal change depends on collective action, organizationIn his recent column, "The future of student activism," Adam Frankel mistakenly assumes that the effects of participation in "community service programs and interest in careers as teachers" are equivalent to those of political movements.
In the spirit of Kramer's coffee table book about coffee tables, I thought I would write an editorial about editorials, or rather, what not to write editorials about.There are a few stock editorials which The Daily Princetonian runs every year and I implore all of you, regular columnists, guest columnists, aspiring columnists or infrequent letter writers, NOT to write about the following subjects:1) The Thesis.
In praise of intellectual humility, not Republican hypocrisyFor someone supposedly obsessed enough with the purity of academia to hole himself away in the Grad College for half of a decade, Michael Frazer GS seems to get quite a hoot out of spouting off liberal buzzwords and mantras without doing any original thinking for himself.