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Maggie Nelson on freedom, queerness, and (not) knowing ourselves

Covering Maggie Nelson’s recent campus appearance in a conversation with professor Gayle Salamon for Princeton’s Public Lecture Series, Staff Writer Clara McWeeny also explores her own understanding of knowing one’s self.

Covering Maggie Nelson’s recent campus appearance in a conversation with professor Gayle Salamon for Princeton’s Public Lecture Series, Staff Writer Clara McWeeny also explores her own understanding of knowing one’s self.

THE PROSPECT | April 13

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The art of looking up

“It feels whimsical, indulgent almost, to tell people I want to spend this era of my youth studying the stars.” Paige Cromley reflects on declaring as an Astrophysics major and the grounding experience of stargazing.

“It feels whimsical, indulgent almost, to tell people I want to spend this era of my youth studying the stars. However, I think there is something fundamentally grounding about the field — it seems significantly removed from human-scale worries.” Prospect Staff Writer Paige Cromley reflects on declaring as an Astrophysics major and the grounding experience of stargazing.

THE PROSPECT | April 11

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Alternative rock just isn't so alternative anymore

“The world’s tastes have simply evolved from the raw instrumentation of the 20th century, substituting it for a more electronic sound in a more technologically advanced age.”

“The world’s tastes have simply evolved from the raw instrumentation of the 20th century, substituting it for a more electronic sound in a more technologically advanced age.” 

THE PROSPECT | April 11

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‘A collaboration without knowing each other’: Werner Herzog reflects on ‘Grizzly Man’ at campus screening

“We are speaking about a wonderful movie, great poetry of footage, and phenomenal achievements in filmmaking … which [are] unique in film history,” Herzog said to a crowd of Princeton community members at the James M. Stewart ’32 theater on April 6. “It will never happen again.”

“We are speaking about a wonderful movie, great poetry of footage, and phenomenal achievements in filmmaking … which [are] unique in film history,” Herzog said to a crowd of Princeton community members at the James M. Stewart ’32 theater on April 6. “It will never happen again.”

THE PROSPECT | April 10

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Writing myself into Princeton’s story

“For some reason, I’ve hesitated to write more explicitly about my Mexican identity or my story of immigration. They’re weird, complex identities and issues I often struggle to understand on a personal, internal level, especially as an immigrant to a country with a distinctly difficult history of race and otherness.”

“For some reason, I’ve hesitated to write more explicitly about my Mexican identity or my story of immigration.” 

THE PROSPECT | April 10

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Experiencing ‘Signatures’: Relearning how to read

“In ‘Signatures,’ Pai seems to defamiliarize the process of reading itself.” Head Editor Emerita Cameron Lee covers Megan Pai ’22’s two-part senior thesis show called “Signatures.”

“In ‘Signatures,’ Pai seems to defamiliarize the process of reading itself.” Head Editor Emerita Cameron Lee covers Megan Pai ’22’s two-part senior thesis show called “Signatures.”

THE PROSPECT | April 5

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‘What is a box?’: Confluence, communication, and Schrödinger’s Cat in Introduction to Sculpture

“Perhaps, by sharing our thoughts, we gain connections, create societies, and generate futures we can sculpt, hopefully for the better...” Contributing Writer Audrey Zhang discusses a formative experience in her introductory sculpture course, VIS222, for The Prospect.

“Perhaps, by sharing our thoughts, we gain connections, create societies, and generate futures we can sculpt, hopefully for the better...” Contributing Writer Audrey Zhang discusses a formative experience in her introductory sculpture course, VIS222, for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | March 30

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Smith’s slap steals the show as CODA wins Best Picture at 94th Oscars

“The ceremony’s various antics drew more attention than the awards or films themselves.” Head Sports Editor Wilson Conn reviews a slapdash Academy Awards ceremony in a guest appearance in The Prospect.

“The ceremony’s various antics drew more attention than the awards or films themselves.” Head Sports Editor Wilson Conn reviews a slapdash Academy Awards ceremony in a guest appearance in The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | March 28

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Breaking Up with STEM

"And although some days I wonder whether the grass is greener on the other side, for the first time I am learning for the sake of learning — and that should be enough." Assistant Editor Kerrie Liang reflects on her struggles with letting go of her STEM persona.

“And although some days I wonder whether the grass is greener on the other side, for the first time I am learning for the sake of learning — and that should be enough.” Assistant Editor Kerrie Liang reflects on her struggles with letting go of her STEM persona.

THE PROSPECT | March 28

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‘tick, tick… BOOM!’: chase your dreams, but at what cost?

“Immediately you’re drawn into Garfield’s theatrical performance. The messy hair, flitting eyes, expressive hand gestures, and breathy, impassioned voice...” Senior Writer Auhjanae McGee reviews “tick, tick, BOOM!” for The Prospect.

“Immediately you’re drawn into Garfield’s theatrical performance. The messy hair, flitting eyes, expressive hand gestures, and breathy, impassioned voice...” Senior Writer Auhjanae McGee reviews “tick, tick, BOOM!” for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | March 28

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'The love and affection I used to have': dualism as art

“Faruki’s exhibition draws viewers in with bold asceticism ... then, when viewers are in the thick of it, the exhibit comes to life with an evocative, communicative artistic language of its own.”

“Faruki’s exhibition draws viewers in with bold asceticism ... then, when viewers are in the thick of it, the exhibit comes to life with an evocative, communicative artistic language of its own.” 

THE PROSPECT | March 23

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Growing up with instant noodles

“Instant noodles will always have a special place in my heart.” Senior Writer Albert Lee revisits the  roles instant noodles have played in his life and that of his family.

“Instant noodles will always have a special place in my heart.” Senior Writer Albert Lee revisits the  roles instant noodles have played in his life and that of his family.

THE PROSPECT | March 22

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'Philosophy with the body in it'

“I found myself in an intimidatingly silent studio dotted with students deep in serene contemplation, forming a perfect circle between the colossal window and mirror.” Contributing Writer Andrew Johnson reflects on his first foray into dance classes at Princeton.

“I found myself in an intimidatingly silent studio dotted with students deep in serene contemplation, forming a perfect circle between the colossal window and mirror.” Contributing Writer Andrew Johnson reflects on his first foray into dance classes at Princeton.

THE PROSPECT | March 21

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A gift of music: Princeton University Orchestra’s stunning spring concert

Contributing writer for the Prospect Sage Kanemaru reviews the Princeton University Orchestra’s most recent concert, especially reflecting on the performance of the four featured musicians. 

Contributing writer for the Prospect Sage Kanemaru reviews the Princeton University Orchestra’s most recent concert, especially reflecting on the performance of the four featured musicians. 

THE PROSPECT | March 13

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PPop Up: Student-run fine dining takes center stage — on a budget

Contributing Writer for the Prospect Joshua Yang reviews a new student-run fine dining experience, PPop Up, an invitation-only pop-up restaurant located in the 1903 basement. 

Contributing Writer for the Prospect Joshua Yang reviews a new student-run fine dining experience, PPop Up, an invitation-only pop-up restaurant located in the 1903 basement. 

THE PROSPECT | March 3