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The Prospect

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Long Live the Class of 2022

“Class of 2022, we indeed moved mountains throughout our time here.” News editor emerita Naomi Hess reflects on her four years at Princeton and extends gratitude to her fellow members of the Class of 2022 as they prepare for commencement.

“Class of 2022, we indeed moved mountains throughout our time here.” News editor emerita Naomi Hess reflects on her four years at Princeton and extends gratitude to her fellow members of the Class of 2022 as they prepare for commencement.

THE PROSPECT | May 23

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Michael Pratt on music, adversity, and compassion

“The times when I feel like I have grown to understand music more are often times of difficulty that push me to hear a little bit deeper.” Michael Pratt sits down with Assistant Prospect Editor Kerrie Liang to discuss music during the pandemic and the return to live performance.

“The times when I feel like I have grown to understand music more are often times of difficulty that push me to hear a little bit deeper.” Michael Pratt sits down with Assistant Prospect Editor Kerrie Liang to discuss music during the pandemic and PUO’s return to live performance.

THE PROSPECT | May 11

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Signing off: Reflections on the email monogram

“At times, due to its vast range of applications and correspondents, learning the craft of email often feels like learning how to code switch online, perhaps more so than any other form of digital communication.” For The Prospect, Head Editor Emerita Cameron Lee examines her professors’ use of monograms in their email signatures.

“At times, due to its vast range of applications and correspondents, learning the craft of email often feels like learning how to code switch online, perhaps more so than any other form of digital communication.” For The Prospect, Head Editor Emerita Cameron Lee examines her professors’ use of monograms in their email signatures.

THE PROSPECT | May 11

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In my Didion-girl-reading-in-firestone-overalls-baseball-cap-wearing era

“Especially in a society that hinges itself on celebrity, does it matter whether I associate myself with Didion because I enjoy reading Didion, or whether I associate myself with Didion because I perceive myself as a girl who would read Didion?”

“Especially in a society that hinges itself on celebrity, does it matter whether I associate myself with Didion because I enjoy reading Didion, or whether I associate myself with Didion because I perceive myself as a girl who would read Didion?” 

THE PROSPECT | May 11

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Living in the myth of ‘Post-Thesis Life’

“Those costs are themselves almost an open secret — something you recognize, but don’t fully appreciate until you’ve been through it.” Guest Contributor Chris Leahy ’22 reflects on the toll of four years at Princeton and what it means to achieve “Post-Thesis Life” in a Self essay for The Prospect.

“Those costs are themselves almost an open secret — something you recognize, but don’t fully appreciate until you’ve been through it.” Guest Contributor Chris Leahy ’22 reflects on the toll of four years at Princeton and what it means to achieve “Post-Thesis Life” in a Self essay for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | May 11

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The tree stumps around campus

“Trees, to me, are one of those things that a residual childhood naiveté believes to be permanent.” After hearing the tree outside his dorm cut down, Head Editor José Pablo Fernández García reflects on change and the comfort of permanence, even if illusory.

“Trees, to me, are one of those things that a residual childhood naiveté believes to be permanent.” After hearing the tree outside his dorm cut down, Head Editor José Pablo Fernández García reflects on change and the comfort of permanence, even if illusory.

THE PROSPECT | May 11

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A lot of different flowers make a bouquet: Reflecting on the past four years

“There is a famous proverb in Islam that says, ‘A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.’ Well, a lot of different buildings make a campus. A lot of different people make a community.” Just before graduation, Managing Editor Emerita Harsimran Makkad reflects on her four years at Princeton in The Prospect.

“There is a famous proverb in Islam that says, ‘A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.’ Well, a lot of different buildings make a campus. A lot of different people make a community.” Just before graduation, Managing Editor Emerita Harsimran Makkad reflects on her four years at Princeton in The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | May 11

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For all the graduating tigers

Head Editor for The Prospect José Pablo Fernández García looks back on a year full of friendship and reflects on seeing his senior friends getting ready to move on as they graduate in a couple weeks.

Head Editor for The Prospect José Pablo Fernández García looks back on a year full of friendship and reflects on seeing his senior friends getting ready to move on as they graduate in a couple weeks.

THE PROSPECT | May 5

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All of Joyce Carol Oates

Contributing Writer for The Prospect Joshua Yang speaks with novelist and Princeton faculty member Joyce Carol Oates about her perspective on her own writing and her experiences working with undergraduate writers in Princeton’s creative writing program. 

Contributing Writer for The Prospect Joshua Yang speaks with novelist and Princeton faculty member Joyce Carol Oates about her perspective on her own writing and her experiences working with undergraduate writers in Princeton’s creative writing program. 

THE PROSPECT | May 1

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Dear Class of 2026: Here are 26 things I've learned from my first year

“I feel grossly under-qualified to give this advice, but these reflections are more for myself than for anyone else — to remind myself that these past eight months have been more than just a fever dream.”

“I feel grossly under-qualified to give this advice, but these reflections are more for myself than for anyone else — to remind myself that these past eight months have been more than just a fever dream.”

THE PROSPECT | May 1

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On the record with Jhumpa Lahiri: translation, transformation, love for Italian, and a move to Barnard

In anticipation of her new collection of essays, “Translating Myself and Others,” Jhumpa Lahiri sat down with Staff Writer for The Prospect Maria Khartchenko for an interview with The Daily Princetonian.

In anticipation of her new collection of essays, “Translating Myself and Others,” Jhumpa Lahiri sat down with Staff Writer for The Prospect Maria Khartchenko for an interview with The Daily Princetonian.

THE PROSPECT | April 29

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The many spring flowers of Princeton

“I’ve started lingering more, pausing to watch a bird poking at the ground or a butterfly fluttering past. Because of these moments of stillness, I’ve started paying more attention to the flowers that make my run so colorful.”

“I’ve started lingering more, pausing to watch a bird poking at the ground or a butterfly fluttering past. Because of these moments of stillness, I’ve started paying more attention to the flowers that make my run so colorful.”

THE PROSPECT | April 26

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Remembrance of gay things past: My local gay bar

“That local gay bar was a big and noisy tent. There was room there for anyone who was “Queer”, though we didn’t use that word back then,” writes English Professor Jeff Nunokawa in a guest Self essay for The Prospect.

“That local gay bar was a big and noisy tent. There was room there for anyone who was “Queer”, though we didn’t use that word back then,” writes English Professor Jeff Nunokawa in a guest Self essay for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | April 22

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Between two communities: Being queer and Muslim at Princeton

“Just like being queer in Muslim spaces felt risky, being Muslim in queer spaces felt difficult as well.” An anonymous student reflects on the challenges of navigating the queer and Muslim communities at Princeton.

“Just like being queer in Muslim spaces felt risky, being Muslim in queer spaces felt difficult as well.” An anonymous student reflects on the challenges of navigating the queer and Muslim communities at Princeton.

THE PROSPECT | April 22

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Lawnparties student opener Q&A: Strawberry Milk is ready for their second gig

On April 19, newly formed rock band Strawberry Milk was announced as the student opener for Lawnparties Spring 2022. The Daily Princetonian sat down with the group for a Q&A ahead of Sunday.

On April 19, newly formed rock band Strawberry Milk was announced as the student opener for Lawnparties Spring 2022. The Daily Princetonian sat down with the group for a Q&A ahead of Sunday.

THE PROSPECT | April 22

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‘Mary Stuart — A New Translation’ by BT Hayes ’22 to open this week in Wallace Theater

Regan McCall ’22 takes the stage for a new translation of the Friedrich Schiller play, in which “duty collides with the will of the masses, and two powerful rulers meet face to face in a story of death, betrayal, and hope.”

Regan McCall ’22 takes the stage for a new translation of the Friedrich Schiller play, in which “duty collides with the will of the masses, and two powerful rulers meet face to face in a story of death, betrayal, and hope.”

THE PROSPECT | April 21