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An Ode to Course Offerings Day

In honor of the semesterly release of Course Offerings by the Office of the Registrar, for The Prospect, Associate Editor José Pablo Fernández García captures the excitement and possibility that a new slate of courses presents.

In honor of the semesterly release of Course Offerings by the Office of the Registrar, for The Prospect, Associate Editor José Pablo Fernández García captures the excitement and possibility that a new slate of courses presents.

THE PROSPECT | November 3

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On listening to foreign music: Why songs matter beyond their lyrics

For The Prospect, Associate Editor Aster Zhang reflects on why they enjoy listening to foreign music, even when it’s in a language they don’t understand — finding freedom in not understanding any particular narrative in a song.

For The Prospect, Associate Editor Aster Zhang reflects on why they enjoy listening to foreign music, even when it’s in a language they don’t understand — finding freedom in not understanding any particular narrative in a song.

THE PROSPECT | November 2

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Different types of menstrual products

We evaluated seven different types of menstrual products on sustainability and gave each an overall evaluation. In looking at sustainability, we considered carbon offsets, reusability, and the materials of the products. In our overall evaluation, we considered sustainability, price, accessibility, and general reviews in comfort of use. 

We evaluated seven different types of menstrual products on sustainability and gave each an overall evaluation. In looking at sustainability, we considered carbon offsets, reusability, and the materials of the products. In our overall evaluation, we considered sustainability, price, accessibility, and general reviews in comfort of use.  

THE PROSPECT | November 1

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The arts at Princeton without the art museum

The closure of the Princeton University Art Museum, in conjunction with the shutdown of the museum during the COVID-19 pandemic, has affected the ways that many students, faculty, and members of the local community interact with the arts and humanities on campus.  

The closure of the Princeton University Art Museum, in conjunction with the shutdown of the museum during the COVID-19 pandemic, has affected the ways that many students, faculty, and members of the local community interact with the arts and humanities on campus.  

THE PROSPECT | October 28

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Revisiting childhood media in the transition to adulthood

Contributing Writer Thia Bian reflects on the difficulty of transitions and reconciling one’s past self in high school with the present self in college. For Bian, the return to media from her childhood has provided respite in this endeavor. 

Contributing Writer Thia Bian reflects on the difficulty of transitions and reconciling one’s past self in high school with the present self in college. For Bian, the return to media from her childhood has provided respite in this endeavor.

THE PROSPECT | October 28

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Coldplay goes cosmic in new album ‘Music of the Spheres’

Contributing writer Claire Shin walks through Coldplay’s newest album song by song, from a transcendent take on love to a densely instrumented ten-minute track, and highlights the beneficial contributions of featured artists like BTS, Selena Gomez, and Jacob Collier.

Contributing writer Claire Shin walks through Coldplay’s newest album song by song, and highlights the beneficial contributions of featured artists like BTS, Selena Gomez, and Jacob Collier.

THE PROSPECT | October 27

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‘The French Dispatch’ is totally camp — but that's what makes it so great

“Heralded as Wes Anderson’s “love letter to journalism,” the film follows the ins and outs of a fictional American newspaper called “The French Dispatch of the Liberty Kansas Evening Sun,” based out of the also fictional French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé.”

“Heralded as Wes Anderson’s “love letter to journalism,” the film follows the ins and outs of a fictional American newspaper called “The French Dispatch of the Liberty Kansas Evening Sun,” based out of the also fictional French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé.”

THE PROSPECT | October 26

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Desire paths, ‘Walden,’ and walking without a path

Inspired by walks around campus, Senior Writer Gabriel Robare meditates on the desire path — a trail created by repeated foot traffic — in a passage from Thoreau’s “Walden,” as well as in his personal life, as someone who finds joy in creating patterns and routines out of the chaos of life.

Inspired by walks around campus, Senior Writer Gabriel Robare meditates on the desire path — a trail created by repeated foot traffic — in a passage from Thoreau’s “Walden,” as well as in his personal life, as someone who finds joy in creating patterns and routines out of the chaos of life.  

THE PROSPECT | October 25

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How (and why) Minecraft YouTube raised hundreds of thousands for cancer research

As someone who has (thankfully) never had to experience the anguish of having a loved one suffer through cancer, I foolishly thought it wasn’t something that affected me. Since then, I’ve taken time to educate myself on sarcoma, which, due to its rarity, has had relatively less research. 

As someone who has (thankfully) never had to experience the anguish of having a loved one suffer through cancer, I foolishly thought it wasn’t something that affected me. Since then, I’ve taken time to educate myself on sarcoma, which, due to its rarity, has had relatively less research. 

THE PROSPECT | October 24

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Reflecting on travel through the lives of 20th century philosophers

Contributing Writer Tommy Goulding examines how travel abroad informed the work of 20th century existentialists to consider what the loss of travel due to COVID-19 means for Princeton students.

Contributing Writer Tommy Goulding examines how travel abroad informed the work of 20th century existentialists to consider what the loss of travel due to COVID-19 means for Princeton students.

THE PROSPECT | October 24

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We tried 6 local pizza places so you don’t have to

I sampled a classic slice of cheese pizza from six establishments in town. In alphabetical order, they are Conte’s Pizza, D’Angelo Italian Market, Jules Thin Crust Pizza, Nomad Pizza, Pizza Den, and Proof. 

I sampled a classic slice of cheese pizza from six establishments in town. In alphabetical order, they are Conte’s Pizza, D’Angelo Italian Market, Jules Thin Crust Pizza, Nomad Pizza, Pizza Den, and Proof. 

THE PROSPECT | October 14

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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

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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