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Courtesy of Art Streiber

Grammy-award winning composer explores intersections between personal and historical narrative

Through his composition and the chosen lyrics, Tilson Thomas is able to clearly communicate and connect with the audience, crafting a beautiful musical story for the listener.

Through his composition and the chosen lyrics, Tilson Thomas is able to clearly communicate and connect with the audience, crafting a beautiful musical story for the listener. 

THE PROSPECT | September 15

Iced lattes from six Princeton locations.
TOP left to right: Coffee Club, Rojo’s Roastery, Sakrid
BOTTOM left to right: Small World, Bread Boutique, Starbucks
Sydney Eck / The Daily Princetonian

We tried 6 iced lattes in Princeton so you don’t have to

I sampled sweet iced coffees from six establishments in town. In alphabetical order, they are Bread Boutique, the Coffee Club, Rojo’s Roastery, Sakrid Coffee Roasters, Small World Coffee, and Starbucks.

I sampled sweet iced coffees from six establishments in town. In alphabetical order, they are Bread Boutique, the Coffee Club, Rojo’s Roastery, Sakrid Coffee Roasters, Small World Coffee, and Starbucks.

THE PROSPECT | September 14

A view of the New York City skyline shortly after the Towers fell.
Courtesy of Susan Wheeler

Remembering the day the Towers fell

In observance of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, The Prospect asked Princeton community members — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — to share brief personal reflections and anecdotes. Responses were edited for concision and clarity. 

In observance of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, The Prospect asked Princeton community members — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — to share brief personal reflections and anecdotes. Responses were edited for concision and clarity. 

THE PROSPECT | September 12

Princeton University’s September 11 memorial, located between East Pyne and Chancellor Green. 
José Pablo Fernández García / The Daily Princetonian

Visiting Princeton’s 9/11 memorial, 20 years after the towers fell

Remembering is something so deeply ingrained into the physical campus in which we make our lives as Princeton students. Still, it’s so easy to walk through its arches and towers and halls without ever taking the time to really contemplate the people and stories the campus embodies.

Remembering is something so deeply ingrained into the physical campus in which we make our lives as Princeton students. Still, it’s so easy to walk through its arches and towers and halls without ever taking the time to really contemplate the people and stories the campus embodies.

THE PROSPECT | September 10

The Lewis Center for the Arts in the early evening.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

A look behind the scenes of “REACTIVATING MEMORY, ‘Shuffle Along’ and the Tulsa Race Massacre: A Centennial Symposium”

In honor of two centennial anniversaries, the Lewis Center for the Arts and CLASSIX have teamed up to present “REACTIVATING MEMORY, ‘Shuffle Along’ and the Tulsa Race Massacre: A Centennial Symposium.” 

In honor of two centennial anniversaries, the Lewis Center for the Arts and CLASSIX have teamed up to present “REACTIVATING MEMORY, ‘Shuffle Along’ and the Tulsa Race Massacre: A Centennial Symposium.”

THE PROSPECT | September 9

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Cammie Lee / The Daily Princetonian

On handwriting

As in-person classes resume, Senior Writer Gabriel Robare revisits the longstanding debate of handwritten notes versus typed notes, suggesting that handwriting — although a slow process — allows him to write at the pace he thinks.

As in-person classes resume, Senior Writer Gabriel Robare revisits the longstanding debate of handwritten notes versus typed notes, suggesting that handwriting — although a slow process — allows him to write at the pace he thinks.

THE PROSPECT | September 7

 Lorde performs on Sept. 28, 2013 at Showbox at the Market during the Decibel Festival in Seattle, Wash.
“Lorde in Seattle 2013 - 2” by Kirk Stauffer / CC BY-SA 3.0

‘Solar Power’: predictable to a fault

Lorde released her third studio album “Solar Power” on Aug. 20. “Solar Power” is a marked shift from the musical identity Lorde has cultivated among her following with her critically-acclaimed albums “Pure Heroine” (2013) and “Melodrama” (2017).  

Lorde released her third studio album “Solar Power” on Aug. 20. “Solar Power” is a marked shift from the musical identity Lorde has cultivated among her following with her critically-acclaimed albums “Pure Heroine” (2013) and “Melodrama” (2017).  

THE PROSPECT | September 7

Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

After hiatus, how "Survivor" returns is critical

After a hiatus, “Survivor” is returning on Sept. 22 for its 41st season. Assistant Prospect Editor Molly Cutler explores how the show has failed its contestants from marginalized groups and what needs to change for the coming seasons to shine.

After a hiatus, “Survivor” is returning on Sept. 22 for its 41st season. Assistant Prospect Editor Molly Cutler explores how the show has failed its contestants from marginalized groups and what needs to change for the coming seasons to shine.

THE PROSPECT | September 5

Gabriel Robare / The Daily Princetonian

Why you should memorize poetry

"To memorize poetry is to make it sacred, to create its full meaning, and to let it grow within one’s own mind," writes Senior Writer Gabriel Robare, encouraging readers to consider the long-term merits of taking the time to memorize a personal mantra — poetry, or otherwise.

"To memorize poetry is to make it sacred, to create its full meaning, and to let it grow within one’s own mind," writes Senior Writer Gabriel Robare, encouraging readers to consider the long-term merits of taking the time to memorize a personal mantra — poetry, or otherwise.

THE PROSPECT | August 31

The view as a spotlight operator for Triangle.
José Pablo Fernández García / The Daily Princetonian 

Triangle's Frosh Week Show and the future soon to begin

“In this instant, the most tangible change I feel is a resurging joy, almost childlike, after a somber year, all thanks to the promise of soon, finally, participating behind the scenes in the Triangle tradition that helped me fall in love with this school and this club when I was only an audience member.” 

“In this instant, the most tangible change I feel is a resurging joy, almost childlike, after a somber year, all thanks to the promise of soon, finally, participating behind the scenes in the Triangle tradition that helped me fall in love with this school and this club when I was only an audience member.”  

THE PROSPECT | August 30

A frosh’s guide to thrifting in Princeton

As we approach the beginning of the semester, many of us are thinking about our fall wardrobes — especially those of us who are preparing for our first on-campus semester. If this is your first opportunity to show off your style off screen, here is a guide on where you can thrift some fresh new fits for the fall.

As we approach the beginning of the semester, many of us are thinking about our fall wardrobes — especially those of us who are preparing for our first on-campus semester. If this is your first opportunity to show off your style off screen, here is a guide on where you can thrift some fresh new fits for the fall.

THE PROSPECT | August 20

 The morning view of Morehead, Kentucky from my dormitory window.
AG McGee / The Daily Princetonian

DISPATCH | What being a camp counselor taught me about life after loss

Reflecting on a summer spent working as a camp counselor in Kentucky, Managing Editor AG McGee writes about coming to terms with grief and how to move on after a major loss.

Reflecting on a summer spent working as a camp counselor in Kentucky, Managing Editor AG McGee writes about coming to terms with grief and how to move on after a major loss.

THE PROSPECT | August 13

Aditi Desai / The Daily Princetonian

Ten things to do in your first week at Princeton

Welcome to the Great Class of 2025! As students quickly find out, Princeton has an abundance of resources, from how to navigate academics to how to manage relationships with peers. With all that the University has to offer, it’s easy to feel like you’ll forget something. So, as you look forward to campus, arrival activities, and orientation, here’s what we feel you should know about Princeton and a few things you might want to check out during your first week here.

Welcome to the Great Class of 2025! As students quickly find out, Princeton has an abundance of resources, from how to navigate academics to how to manage relationships with peers. With all that the University has to offer, it’s easy to feel like you’ll forget something. So, as you look forward to campus, arrival activities, and orientation, here’s what we feel you should know about Princeton and a few things you might want to check out during your first week here.

THE PROSPECT | August 6