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A scene from the ending of "Sniper"
Sydney Eck / The Daily Princetonian

Theatre Intime’s first show is emotionally raw and complex, opening amid controversy and sparking conversation

“Sniper,” a play by Bonnie Culver, produced by Princeton’s Theatre Intime, is a compassionate telling of a story rife with grief and amorality. The play is a fictionalized portrayal of the life of a mass shooter and the irrevocable consequences of his actions. To carry the weight of such a sensitive narrative with grace and clarity is near impossible. The cast and crew of “Sniper” boldly shoulder this burden. 

“Sniper,” a play by Bonnie Culver, produced by Princeton’s Theatre Intime, is a compassionate telling of a story rife with grief and amorality. The play is a fictionalized portrayal of the life of a mass shooter and the irrevocable consequences of his actions. To carry the weight of such a sensitive narrative with grace and clarity is near impossible. The cast and crew of “Sniper” boldly shoulder this burden. 

THE PROSPECT | October 8

View at the intersection of a busy street in New York City.
Rebecca Cao / The Daily Princetonian

Spend fall break in SoHo!

Are you looking for somewhere to visit over fall break? We would highly recommend the SoHo area in New York City. Here’s a few spots that we checked out there over the past summer.  

Are you looking for somewhere to visit over fall break? We would highly recommend the SoHo area in New York City. Here’s a few spots that we checked out there over the past summer.   

THE PROSPECT | October 5

Davina Thompson / The Daily Princetonian

A day-by-day review of the Governors Ball Music Festival

Contributing writers Claire Shin and Davina Thompson walk readers through two days of the Governors Ball Music Festival 2021, describing notable performances from Megan Thee Stallion and Post Malone.

Contributing writers Claire Shin and Davina Thompson walk readers through two days of the Governors Ball Music Festival 2021, describing notable performances from Megan Thee Stallion and Post Malone.

THE PROSPECT | October 3

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Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

Revisiting the reread

For The Prospect, Assistant Editor Molly Cutler examines the value of revisiting old favorites, the risk of nostalgia, and the transactional nature of media consumption today after her own experience rereading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

For The Prospect, Assistant Editor Molly Cutler examines the value of revisiting old favorites, the risk of nostalgia, and the transactional nature of media consumption today after her own experience rereading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

THE PROSPECT | September 30

Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

The death of the pleasure read

Contributing Writer for The Prospect Clara McWeeny reflects on how the burdensome reading load of the Humanities sequence has practically killed the pleasure read, keeping her from returning to the books and worlds she’s grown accustomed to calling her own.

Contributing Writer for The Prospect Clara McWeeny reflects on how the burdensome reading load of the Humanities sequence has practically killed the pleasure read, keeping her from returning to the books and worlds she’s grown accustomed to calling her own.

THE PROSPECT | September 29

Courtesy of Naaji Hylton

Naaji Hylton ’22 discusses music influences and upcoming Lawnparties performance

Senior Writer Gabriel Robare speaks with Naaji Hylton ’22 (J. Paris) about his musical influences, sources of inspiration, and expectations for his upcoming performance at Fall Lawnparties 2021.

Senior Writer Gabriel Robare speaks with Naaji Hylton ’22 (J. Paris) about his musical influences, sources of inspiration, and expectations for his upcoming performance at Fall Lawnparties 2021. 

THE PROSPECT | September 28

Patrons survey the art at Princeton Makes on its opening day.
Auhjanae McGee / The Daily Princetonian

New arts co-op Princeton Makes welcomes local artists looking for community

Princeton Makes is the brainchild of Jim Levine, who used word-of-mouth to spread information about his new art cooperative, where artists have the opportunity to use studio spaces and sell their work on consignment.

Princeton Makes is the brainchild of Jim Levine, who used word-of-mouth to spread information about his new art cooperative, where artists have the opportunity to use studio spaces and sell their work on consignment. 

THE PROSPECT | September 23

Courtesy of Cassandra James

Saturnia Arts founders give behind-the-scenes look at their organization

Founded by two sisters during the COVID-19 pandemic, Saturnia Arts connects artists with people who want art, whether for themselves or others. Senior Writer for The Prospect Cathleen Weng sat down with Cassandra James ’23 and Kate James to discuss their experience creating and running the project.

Founded by two sisters during the COVID-19 pandemic, Saturnia Arts connects artists with people who want art, whether for themselves or others. Senior Writer for The Prospect Cathleen Weng sat down with Cassandra James ’23 and Kate James to discuss their experience creating and running the project.

THE PROSPECT | September 22

Sameer A. Khan / Fotobuddy

Life on campus for a ’24

“As students adjust to this new environment, their thoughts and feelings offer a unique perspective on the University’s transition as a whole. With this in mind, I sat down with three members of the Class of 2024 and spoke with them about their past year.”  

“As students adjust to this new environment, their thoughts and feelings offer a unique perspective on the University’s transition as a whole. With this in mind, I sat down with three members of the Class of 2024 and spoke with them about their past year.” 

THE PROSPECT | September 22

Sam Spector and the Degenerates perform at Terrace Club. 
Hope Perry / The Daily Princetonian

My night at Terrace watching Sam Spector ’24 and the Degenerates

Reporting directly from the Street, Senior Writer Gabriel Robare provides a riveting minute-by-minute account of Sam Spector and the Degenerates’ performance at Terrace Club.

Reporting directly from the Street, Senior Writer Gabriel Robare provides a riveting minute-by-minute account of Sam Spector and the Degenerates’ performance at Terrace Club.

THE PROSPECT | September 20

Inci Karaaslan / The Daily Princetonian

Only human: Reflections from a pre-med in a pandemic

“When I tell people that I want to be a doctor, most of the responses I get focus on the clinical and scientific aspects of the job. I’m keenly aware of the fact that I’m viewed as one of those pillars of science and logic — someone who is simply providing the next diagnosis, seeing the next patient, filling out the next chart. But as I’ve learned from this pandemic, it is the resilience, dedication, and paramount concern for the greater good that keeps that pillar standing strong.” 

“When I tell people that I want to be a doctor, most of the responses I get focus on the clinical and scientific aspects of the job. I’m keenly aware of the fact that I’m viewed as one of those pillars of science and logic — someone who is simply providing the next diagnosis, seeing the next patient, filling out the next chart. But as I’ve learned from this pandemic, it is the resilience, dedication, and paramount concern for the greater good that keeps that pillar standing strong.” 

THE PROSPECT | September 19

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