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Plastic utensils, condiment packages, used food containers, and a boxed water in a dorm room
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

The question nobody asks: Where does our trash go?

Reflecting on the amount of waste produced on campus since the start of the semester, Guest Contributor Chioma Ugwonali '24 recommends changes in the University's trash disposable and recycling efforts and calls on students to be conscious consumers.

Reflecting on the amount of waste produced on campus since the start of the semester, Guest Contributor Chioma Ugwonali '24 recommends changes in the University's trash disposable and recycling efforts and calls on students to be conscious consumers.

OPINION | February 15

The author wearing (from left to right) a Taiwanese government-issued surgical mask, Chinese KN95 mask, and South Korean KF94 mask. By March 2020, all three countries had instituted mass production, distribution, and quality assurance programs for these masks, ensuring their access to all citizens at affordable prices. 
Courtesy of Mark Lee

It’s time to get better masks for Princeton students, staff, and community members

Over the past year, the University has proven that it has the resources and logistical skills to operate like a small country during the pandemic. It’s time for campus officials to once again follow the lead of other successful nations and procure better masks for our community.

Over the past year, the University has proven that it has the resources and logistical skills to operate like a small country during the pandemic. It’s time for campus officials to once again follow the lead of other successful nations and procure better masks for our community.

OPINION | February 11

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Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Joshua Katz allegations: Surprising to no one

Without a restructuring of the very academic world that elevated Katz, dynamics like those recently asserted by some alumni will continue to be perpetuated by a culture that convinces a small group of people that they are above the rest of us.

Without a restructuring of the very academic world that elevated Katz, dynamics like those recently asserted by some alumni will continue to be perpetuated by a culture that convinces a small group of people that they are above the rest of us.

OPINION | February 11

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Mental health must be a priority this semester

In a normal year, balancing mental health with Princeton’s rigorous academic demands, intense social culture, and competitive extracurriculars can be challenging. On top of that, the added health, financial, familial, and social stressors that accompany living through what is so often referred to as “unprecedented times” can exacerbate struggles with mental health.

In a normal year, balancing mental health with Princeton’s rigorous academic demands, intense social culture, and competitive extracurriculars can be challenging. On top of that, the added health, financial, familial, and social stressors that accompany living through what is so often referred to as “unprecedented times” can exacerbate struggles with mental health.

OPINION | February 10

Hazel Flaherty / The Daily Princetonian

Finding your academic home at Princeton

As you embark in the endeavor of choosing — or surviving — a concentration, be cognizant of these tips. Email that one cool professor you had and set up a time to meet or have coffee. Apply to that interesting fellowship you might have seen on a website or in an email — all there is to lose is a couple of hours.

As you embark in the endeavor of choosing — or surviving — a concentration, be cognizant of these tips. Email that one cool professor you had and set up a time to meet or have coffee. Apply to that interesting fellowship you might have seen on a website or in an email — all there is to lose is a couple of hours.

OPINION | February 10

PART III | Power and Money at Princeton: Princeton’s Donors Fund Climate Denial

Princeton’s climate history is one of cognitive dissonance. The University has simultaneously affiliated itself with climate action and climate denial.

Princeton’s climate history is one of cognitive dissonance. The University has simultaneously affiliated itself with climate action and climate denial.

OPINION | February 9

Ashley Chung / The Daily Princetonian

PART II | Power and Money at Princeton: What do you get for a donation to Princeton?

As we strive to understand systems of power at Princeton and beyond, it is crucial to know how the University is funded and the power of big donors at Princeton — whether explicitly stated or implicitly understood. As they pour millions into the University, we should encourage greater scrutiny of what they may get in return — better reputations, greater consideration in important university decisions, seats on the Board. 

As we strive to understand systems of power at Princeton and beyond, it is crucial to know how the University is funded and the power of big donors at Princeton — whether explicitly stated or implicitly understood. As they pour millions into the University, we should encourage greater scrutiny of what they may get in return — better reputations, greater consideration in important university decisions, seats on the Board. 

OPINION | February 8

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Let’s pay our vaccine privilege forward

While much of the world scrambles to acquire vaccines, Princeton University students reside on a major testing and vaccine distribution site. It is a privilege worth examining and remembering for the rest of our lives.

While much of the world scrambles to acquire vaccines, Princeton University students reside on a major testing and vaccine distribution site. It is a privilege worth examining and remembering for the rest of our lives.

OPINION | February 8

Ashley Chung / The Daily Princetonian

PART I | Power and Money At Princeton: Where is our ‘Princeton Forward’?

The opaqueness of the Trustee nomination process and absence of a petition option highlight the undemocratic and nontransparent nature of Princeton’s Board of Trustees.

The opaqueness of the Trustee nomination process and absence of a petition option highlight the undemocratic and nontransparent nature of Princeton’s Board of Trustees.

PROJECTS | February 7

The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

The suspension of research, study abroad damages cross-cultural exchange during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although disappointing for countless Princeton students, the cancellation of abroad programs also has broader implications rooted in the international community’s reaction to the pandemic. Research and study abroad programs (rightfully) have been suspended at a time when the world stands to benefit from their capacity of strengthening soft ties between countries and cultures.

Although disappointing for countless Princeton students, the cancellation of abroad programs also has broader implications rooted in the international community’s reaction to the pandemic. Research and study abroad programs (rightfully) have been suspended at a time when the world stands to benefit from their capacity of strengthening soft ties between countries and cultures.

OPINION | February 7

John Ehling / The Daily Princetonian 

Decolonize dating: a Tiktok essay

Too often at institutions like Princeton and beyond, the euphemizing language of “preference” is used to conceal beliefs that result from failure to question and willingness to embrace the tenets of white supremacy deeply embedded into Western societies.

Too often at institutions like Princeton and beyond, the euphemizing language of “preference” is used to conceal beliefs that result from failure to question and willingness to embrace the tenets of white supremacy deeply embedded into Western societies

OPINION | February 4

Abigail Litvak / The Daily Princetonian

The Atlanta Dream’s pivotal role in the Georgia runoffs

Amidst a summer of protest across sports, WNBA players used their unique platforms to create concrete change, defeating not just someone who stood against their values but someone with direct power over them.

Amidst a summer of protest across sports, WNBA players used their unique platforms to create concrete change, defeating not just someone who stood against their values but someone with direct power over them.

OPINION | February 4

Courtesy of Cannon Club

Cannon alum: Cancel Bicker

An alum and former Cannon member recounts their experience in Bicker discussions, citing data and notes from those discussions to demonstrate their view that Bicker is an unjust process in need of substantial reform. 

An alum and former Cannon member recounts their experience in Bicker discussions, citing data and notes from those discussions to demonstrate their view that Bicker is an unjust process in need of substantial reform. 

OPINION | February 4

Morrison Hall, home of the U. undergraduate admissions office.
Courtesy of Nick Donnoli and the Office of Communications.

Dropping standardized testing requirements is changing the face of college admissions

The University should remember that although testing may serve as a barrier to many, it also allows students who succeed in testing environments to showcase their academic potential. While testing need not play the essential role it once did, the University should not disregard it altogether.

The University should remember that although testing may serve as a barrier to many, it also allows students who succeed in testing environments to showcase their academic potential. While testing need not play the essential role it once did, the University should not disregard it altogether.

OPINION | February 1