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Head Prospect Editor José Pablo Fernández García reflects on the calm and stability that Firestone Library’s B floor brings him, after all these years.

Head Prospect Editor José Pablo Fernández García reflects on the calm and stability that Firestone Library’s B floor brings him, after all these years.


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Haikus by Princetonians: Dr. Mayumi Itoh’s haiku workshop returns to Frist

“Because haikus have such a dependence on the writer’s surroundings, several students presented poetry that differed dramatically from that showcased in the in-person sessions. The students were experiencing the seasons differently than they would at Princeton, which was reflected in their writing.”

“Because haikus have such a dependence on the writer’s surroundings, several students presented poetry that differed dramatically from that showcased in the in-person sessions. The students were experiencing the seasons differently than they would at Princeton, which was reflected in their writing.”

THE PROSPECT | September 29

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In love I trust

“Yet, suddenly, I didn’t want to just pass these moments by anymore. I wanted to feel the sentimentality exalted in the song and to one day be able to claim thoughts like these as my own.”

“Yet, suddenly, I didn’t want to just pass these moments by anymore. I wanted to feel the sentimentality exalted in the song and, one day, be able to claim these thoughts as my own.”

THE PROSPECT | September 28

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All eyes on Soonja’s Cuisine, where traditional Korean dishes offer an underrated taste

Contributing writer for The Prospect Russell Fan reviews Soonja’s Cuisine, a Korean restaurant off the beaten path — on Alexander Street.

Contributing writer for The Prospect Russell Fan reviews Soonja’s Cuisine, a Korean restaurant off the beaten path — on Alexander Street.

THE PROSPECT | September 27

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Seuls en Scène 2022 presents Traces: My experience with French theater

“Although it was slow, it made every word I read, heard, and felt even more meaningful.” The Princeton French Theater Festival returns with its twelfth annual performance, “Traces.”

“Although it was slow, it made every word I read, heard, and felt even more meaningful.” The Princeton French Theater Festival returns with its twelfth annual performance, “Traces.”

THE PROSPECT | September 27

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Award-winning filmmaker Ryûsuke Hamaguchi visits Princeton

“Hamaguchi is not afraid. He dives in head first.” On Friday, September 23rd, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi spoke at Princeton’s Fall 2022 Bellknap Global Conversation as part of ‘Conversations,’ a weeklong celebration of Hamaguchi’s films involving a series of workshops for students and screenings of his recent work at the Garden Theater.

“Hamaguchi is not afraid. He dives in head first.” On Friday, September 23rd, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi spoke at Princeton’s Fall 2022 Bellknap Global Conversation as part of ‘Conversations,’ a weeklong celebration of Hamaguchi’s films involving a series of workshops for students and screenings of his recent work at the Garden Theater.

THE PROSPECT | September 26

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To witness ‘The Thunder of the Present’: A thrilling encounter with the vocal music of today

“As I listened, I caught a few glimpses of this euphoric realm, where the physicality of musical expression is fully embraced — where music is not only something we do, but something we are.” Contributing Prospect Writer Jack Gallahan reviews Princeton Sound Kitchen’s latest performance, “New Works for Voice.”

“As I listened, I caught a few glimpses of this euphoric realm, where the physicality of musical expression is fully embraced — where music is not only something we do, but something we are.” Contributing Prospect Writer Jack Gallahan reviews Princeton Sound Kitchen’s latest performance, “New Works for Voice.”

THE PROSPECT | September 26

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The mysterious case of a Persian polymath in the Princeton University Chapel

“How can we wrap our heads around this singular place for Islam in the overwhelmingly Christian imagery of the Chapel?” Guest contributor David Chmielewski reflects on the significance of a stained glass window depicting the Muslim Abu Bakr al-Razi in the Princeton University Chapel.

“How can we wrap our heads around this singular place for Islam in the overwhelmingly Christian imagery of the Chapel?” Guest contributor David Chmielewski reflects on the significance of a stained glass window depicting the Muslim Abu Bakr al-Razi in the Princeton University Chapel.

THE PROSPECT | September 25

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Nassau Street welcomes slate of new restaurants

With a new academic year, comes new restaurants sprouting around Princeton. Here are a few that have recently opened (or are soon to open!) in town, just in time for that time of year when you start craving something — anything — other than dining hall food.

With a new academic year, comes new restaurants sprouting around Princeton. Here are a few that have recently opened (or are soon to open!) in town, just in time for that time of year when you start craving something — anything — other than dining hall food.

THE PROSPECT | September 23

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Before the bubble bursts

“But somehow, at the end of 70 minutes of songs and scenes that aim to distill this club and this school into laughter and song, ‘Orange Bubble’ hits me more with the emotional than the comedic: I think of how much I love this school.”

“But somehow, at the end of 70 minutes of songs and scenes that aim to distill this club and this school into laughter and song, ‘Orange Bubble’ hits me more with the emotional than the comedic: I think of how much I love this school.”

THE PROSPECT | September 8

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Sexpert: Finding love in college

The Sexpert is back! In this month’s column, they tackle the trials and tribulations of dating in college and give some advice on how to approach relationships as a first-year student.

The Sexpert is back! In this month’s column, they tackle the trials and tribulations of dating in college and give some advice on how to approach relationships as a first-year student.

THE PROSPECT | September 7

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DISPATCH | Living for the day: Paris, Part Two

“Here I was, living a life once-imagined. I have the card to prove it.” In the second installment of a two-part series, Head Editor José Pablo Fernández García chronicles his summer in Paris, reflecting on how to define one’s present and future self.

“Here I was, living a life once-imagined. I have the card to prove it.” In the second installment of a two-part series, Head Editor José Pablo Fernández García chronicles his summer in Paris, reflecting on how to define one’s present and future self.

THE PROSPECT | September 6