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With candles, choreography, and colorful strip lights, a student-led spin class gets a community active

In a Dillon Gym studio, Caroline Kirby ’23 leads fully-booked spin classes each week. Designed to welcome Princeton students of all ability levels, Kirby’s popular classes have formed community on campus for those interested in staying active. “I love [spinning] because it gives me a space to let out any stress I have, just through a really fun 45 minute class,” Kirby said.

In a Dillon Gym studio, Caroline Kirby ’23 leads fully-booked spin classes each week. Designed to welcome Princeton students of all ability levels, Kirby’s popular classes have formed community on campus for those interested in staying active. “I love [spinning] because it gives me a space to let out any stress I have, just through a really fun 45 minute class,” Kirby said.

FEATURES | March 31

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From performance to non-profit: Camryn Stafford ’23 and the Turning Tables Project

In her sophomore year of high school, Camryn Stafford ‘23 had the idea for the Turning Tables project as a way to address the racial inequities she observed in the dance world. What started as a one-off dance show has since grown into a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization working to increase visibility and resources for dancers of color. 

In her sophomore year of high school, Camryn Stafford ‘23 had the idea for the Turning Tables project as a way to address the racial inequities she observed in the dance world. What started as a one-off dance show has since grown into a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization working to increase visibility and resources for dancers of color. 

FEATURES | December 7

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‘Anyone, anywhere can tell a story’: Rev. Dean Theresa Thames on storytelling, community, and rap aspirations

Reverend Theresa Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel, is known for bringing compassion and humor to her work at the University. A self-proclaimed storyteller, she shared her experiences bringing people together before and during the pandemic, and how she navigates being “unapologetically feminist and black and queer” in the church. And she’s not stopping there: she’s also an aspiring rapper, barber, and social media influencer.

Reverend Theresa Thames, Associate Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel, is known for bringing compassion and humor to her work at the University. A self-proclaimed storyteller, she shared her experiences bringing people together before and during the pandemic, and how she navigates being “unapologetically feminist and black and queer” in the church. And she’s not stopping there: she’s also an aspiring rapper, barber, and social media influencer. 

FEATURES | October 4

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Harvesting hemp, analyzing blood, and ‘being an adult’: Tigers take on the pandemic gap year

The Daily Princetonian spoke with five admits and current students about their decisions to take gap years, where that’s taken them, and what they’ve learned. 

The Daily Princetonian spoke with five admits and current students about their decisions to take gap years, where that’s taken them, and what they’ve learned. 

FEATURES | 03/25/2021

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Jeanette Beebe ’14 on COVID-19 journalism, poetry, and “how to be terrible”

Jeanette Beebe ’14 is a journalist focused on healthcare and technology. She spoke to The Daily Princetonian about her time at Princeton, her career in health journalism, and her process for covering COVID-19 in a local context. 

Jeanette Beebe ’14 is a journalist focused on healthcare and technology. She spoke to The Daily Princetonian about her time at Princeton, her career in health journalism, and her process for covering COVID-19 in a local context. 

FEATURES | 03/07/2021

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Jay Katsir ’04, Colbert comedy writer, wants to make some noise post-pandemic

Features Staff Writer Anna Salvatore sat down with Jay Katsir ’04, a head writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to talk about writing amidst chaos and trying to elicit laughs on a muted Zoom, and to discuss his hopes for a return to in-person ‘explosion[s] of joy.’

Features Writer Anna Salvatore sat down with Jay Katsir ’04, a head writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to talk about writing amidst chaos and trying to elicit laughs on a muted Zoom, and to discuss his hopes for a return to in-person ‘explosion[s] of joy.’

FEATURES | 02/09/2021

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‘Walking at the frontier’: professor William Massey ’77, trailblazing Black mathematician and mentor

Nineteen years ago, when Massey stood in front of a committee of white Princeton professors, waiting as they pondered his academic fate, no Black mathematician had ever been awarded tenure at an Ivy League university. When the committee was through, he had become the first.

FEATURES | 06/28/2020