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On taking my last math course

Columnist Rohit Narayanan reflects on the significance of his last math class and considers the value in learning to leave behind a once-beloved field when his academic plans take him in a different direction.

Columnist Rohit Narayanan reflects on the significance of his last math class and considers the value in learning to leave behind a once-beloved field when his academic plans take him in a different direction.

THE PROSPECT | November 29

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Bringing back Broadway: Princeton artists and students return to New York City theaters

After months with the curtains drawn closed, theaters in New York City have finally been welcoming back artists and audiences. Among the returners are Princeton’s students and professional artists who are excited to be in the room yet also cognizant that so much has changed for live theater.

After months with the curtains drawn closed, theaters in New York City have finally been welcoming back artists and audiences. Among the returners are Princeton’s students and professional artists who are excited to be in the room yet also cognizant that so much has changed for live theater.

THE PROSPECT | November 28

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Astroworld: When do we hold artists accountable?

“While we can remember that these celebrities are humans — they can make mistakes — we must also realize that they are humans with significant influence. When an idol consistently encourages reckless behavior, what they’re saying to fans is, ‘Hey, this is okay.’”  

“While we can remember that these celebrities are humans — they can make mistakes — we must also realize that they are humans with significant influence. When an idol consistently encourages reckless behavior, what they’re saying to fans is, ‘Hey, this is okay.’”    

THE PROSPECT | November 22

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‘This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for…’ The lessons I’ve learned as a Telephone Reassurance Volunteer

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Managing Editor Harsimran Makkad reflects on her time as a Telephone Reassurance Volunteer in the past year and a half and the lessons she’s learned from the elderly friends she’s made in the process.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Managing Editor Harsimran Makkad reflects on her time as a Telephone Reassurance Volunteer in the past year and a half and the lessons she’s learned from the elderly friends she’s made in the process.

THE PROSPECT | November 22

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A new oasis of ‘tranquili-tea’ for tea and book lovers

“We want to be a place where people can know that when they’re buying something, they’re supporting ballet lessons, or they’re supporting braces; they’re supporting families and entrepreneurs who have a dream,“ said Doria Roberts, owner of Tipple & Rose which recently opened at 210 Nassau Street.

“We want to be a place where people can know that when they’re buying something, they’re supporting ballet lessons, or they’re supporting braces; they’re supporting families and entrepreneurs who have a dream,“ said Doria Roberts, owner of Tipple & Rose which recently opened at 210 Nassau Street.

THE PROSPECT | November 22

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The bee's knees: Spelling bees and pop culture

In conversation with Dev Jaiswal ’23, Contributing Writer Clara McWeeny explores what makes spelling bees so compelling and the Scripps National Spelling Bee in particular a cultural force, driving memes and national media attention.

In conversation with Dev Jaiswal ’23, Contributing Writer Clara McWeeny explores what makes spelling bees so compelling and the Scripps National Spelling Bee in particular a cultural force, driving memes and national media attention.

THE PROSPECT | November 21

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Princeton Camerata's ‘Reprise’: A celebration of the joy of music-making

The concert was an evening free of judgement and affectation, focused on the beauty of the music and the relationships between performers, rather than the stuffy practices of more traditional or formal concerts.  

The concert was an evening free of judgement and affectation, focused on the beauty of the music and the relationships between performers, rather than the stuffy practices of more traditional or formal concerts.  

THE PROSPECT | November 18

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‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’: Sally Rooney’s frustratingly surface-level novel

Contributing Writer Thia Bian reviews Sally Rooney’s newest novel, “Beautiful World Where Are You,” arguing that while the novel interrogates the place of love and beauty in a falling world, it fails to provide a satisfying resolution or exploration of these difficult questions.

Contributing Writer Thia Bian reviews Sally Rooney’s newest novel, “Beautiful World Where Are You,” arguing that while the novel interrogates the place of love and beauty in a falling world, it fails to provide a satisfying resolution or exploration of these difficult questions.

THE PROSPECT | November 15

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Theatre Intime’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’: a lovely middle ground

Theatre Intime’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” the Bard of Avon’s silly enemies-to-lovers comedy, opened on Friday, Nov. 12 and will occur three more times this weekend.

Theatre Intime’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” the Bard of Avon’s silly enemies-to-lovers comedy, opened on Friday, Nov. 12 and will occur three more times this weekend.

THE PROSPECT | November 15

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Princeton Glee Club performs in third Hand in Hand concert

The free event, which took place in Richardson Auditorium, consisted of a performance from Princeton students and sets from the Harvard and Yale Glee Clubs. The concert was a collaborative effort between the three universities to raise money for the nonprofit “Save the Music,” which funds public school music programs in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

The free event, which took place in Richardson Auditorium, consisted of a performance from Princeton students and sets from the Harvard and Yale Glee Clubs. The concert was a collaborative effort between the three universities to raise money for the nonprofit “Save the Music,” which funds public school music programs in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

THE PROSPECT | November 15

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‘Squid Game’: A dystopian nightmare with compelling messages

Contributing writer Olivia Kasule examines the anti-capitalist messaging of the recent hit “Squid Game“ through its humanizing character work and dramatic visuals.

Contributing writer Olivia Kasule examines the anti-capitalist messaging of the recent hit “Squid Game“ through its humanizing character work and dramatic visuals.

THE PROSPECT | November 10

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Conan Gray’s ‘Telepath’: why less is more

“Telepath” is an amalgamation of old and new. While the track is nostalgic, reminiscent of ’80s disco music, the lyrics detail the ever-so-relatable experience of a dying relationship.  

“Telepath” is an amalgamation of old and new. While the track is nostalgic, reminiscent of ’80s disco music, the lyrics detail the ever-so-relatable experience of a dying relationship.  

THE PROSPECT | November 8

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What ‘The Chair’ gets right about women of color in academia

While “The Chair” does sufficiently trace the professional and personal struggles of being a woman of color in academia, it fails to represent modern experiences students and professors may have. 

While “The Chair” does sufficiently trace the professional and personal struggles of being a woman of color in academia, it fails to represent modern experiences students and professors may have. 

THE PROSPECT | November 7

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Princeton a cappella returns to campus after a two-year hiatus

Gideon McFarland ’22 said that while Old NasSoul lost a lot during the pandemic, the time away gave the group space to evaluate itself and think intentionally about how to move forward: “I think it'll be a great year of new music and exciting performances and we can't wait to share it all with the campus community.”

Gideon McFarland ’22 said that while Old NasSoul lost a lot during the pandemic, the time away gave the group space to evaluate itself and think intentionally about how to move forward: “I think it'll be a great year of new music and exciting performances and we can't wait to share it all with the campus community.”

THE PROSPECT | November 7

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Combining piano and tap dance, Tao, Teicher stun and reinvent at Richardson Hall

This is the kind of music that overturns what you thought you knew about everything you’ve heard before. It makes you, sitting up on stage with the performers, think, “Jesus, what have I been listening to for my entire life?” 

This is the kind of music that overturns what you thought you knew about everything you’ve heard before. It makes you, sitting up on stage with the performers, think, “Jesus, what have I been listening to for my entire life?” 

THE PROSPECT | November 4

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We tried gluten-free desserts in Princeton so you don’t have to

Many of you may not know that I am celiac, meaning that I have to be gluten-free. While this is a fairly disappointing fact in the grand scheme of the world, I am comforted by the fact that there are still many places in Princeton to satisfy my sweet tooth. So for this installment of TTT, I reviewed gluten-free desserts in Princeton.  

Many of you may not know that I am celiac, meaning that I have to be gluten-free. While this is a fairly disappointing fact in the grand scheme of the world, I am comforted by the fact that there are still many places in Princeton to satisfy my sweet tooth. So for this installment of TTT, I reviewed gluten-free desserts in Princeton.   

THE PROSPECT | November 4

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On languages and possibility

For The Prospect, Contributing Writer Daniel Viorica reflects on the role language learning has played in his life and on the ways a language beyond your first can connect you to entirely new worlds.

For The Prospect, Contributing Writer Daniel Viorica reflects on the role language learning has played in his life and on the ways a language beyond your first can connect you to entirely new worlds.

THE PROSPECT | November 4