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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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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

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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

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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

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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

Courtesy of Nathan Davis

Princeton faculty member Nathan Davis wins Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama

This past spring, Professor Nathan Davis won the prestigious Donald Windham Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize for Drama, receiving an unrestricted grant of $165,000.

This past spring, Professor Nathan Davis won the prestigious Donald Windham Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize for Drama, receiving an unrestricted grant of $165,000.

THE PROSPECT | May 6

Ashley Chung / The Daily Princetonian

USG Movie Review: ‘Train to Busan’ (2016)

For fans of “Snowpiercer” and “World War Z,” Yeon Sang-ho’s “Train to Busan,” should be next on your watch list. The movie’s plot is set into motion when an unknown virus spreads across South Korea and causes a zombie apocalypse. 

For fans of “Snowpiercer” and “World War Z,” Yeon Sang-ho’s “Train to Busan,” should be next on your watch list. The movie’s plot is set into motion when an unknown virus spreads across South Korea and causes a zombie apocalypse. 

THE PROSPECT | May 6

Julian Gottfried and Kristiana Filipov / The Daily Princetonian

Where can I get spicy food in Princeton?

I quickly realized that if I wanted spice, I needed to find it myself — and I’m proud to report that through extensive research and investigation, I have developed a list of restaurants with cheap, tasty, and (most importantly) spicy meals that you can swing by in between classes, after a long week of papers and p-sets, or even on dates! 

I quickly realized that if I wanted spice, I needed to find it myself — and I’m proud to report that through extensive research and investigation, I have developed a list of restaurants with cheap, tasty, and (most importantly) spicy meals that you can swing by in between classes, after a long week of papers and p-sets, or even on dates! 

THE PROSPECT | May 2

Shea Rowing Center glows brilliantly at midnight along Lake Carnegie. 
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian

A guide to Princeton's night sky

As the days warm up, the nights are becoming less intolerably freezing, so take advantage of the start of spring by heading out for some stargazing next time the skies are clear. 

 As the days warm up, the nights are becoming less intolerably freezing, so take advantage of the start of spring by heading out for some stargazing next time the skies are clear. 

THE PROSPECT | April 27

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Barely hanging on

“I’m barely holding on, and I would love for you to leave me alone if you aren’t willing to help.” In a guest submission to The Prospect, Associate Opinion Editor Kristal Grant responds to the administration and faculty’s inadequate and too-late (in)action on students’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m barely holding on, and I would love for you to leave me alone if you aren’t willing to help.” In a guest submission to The Prospect, Associate Opinion Editor Kristal Grant responds to the administration and faculty’s inadequate and too-late (in)action on students’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

THE PROSPECT | April 27

Ashley Chung / The Daily Princetonian

Three poems to read on Earth Day

This Earth Day, celebrate the environment around you by delving into some modern poems which inspire and enlighten — poems that remind us of the reliable rhythms and spontaneous movements of nature. 

This Earth Day, celebrate the environment around you by delving into some modern poems which inspire and enlighten — poems that remind us of the reliable rhythms and spontaneous movements of nature.  

THE PROSPECT | April 21

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USG Movie Review: ‘Boyhood’ (2014)

“‘Boyhood’ is an impressive cinematic feat, displaying nuance and restraint in its portrayal of the individuality of Mason Jr.’s life yet also the universality of the obstacles he undergoes — the search for meaning, identity, and belonging in the world. The film offers no grand climax or resolution. It simply moves with clarity and confidence ... ” The Prospect contributing writer Jeffrey Liao reviews the 2014 film “Boyhood.”

“‘Boyhood’ is an impressive cinematic feat, displaying nuance and restraint in its portrayal of the individuality of Mason Jr.’s life yet also the universality of the obstacles he undergoes — the search for meaning, identity, and belonging in the world. The film offers no grand climax or resolution. It simply moves with clarity and confidence ... ” The Prospect contributing writer Jeffrey Liao reviews the 2014 film “Boyhood.” 

THE PROSPECT | April 15