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Navigating doubts, hopes, and hormone replacement therapy at Princeton

“As I waited to be seen by the next practitioner, I thought back through the journey which led me to that room.” In an anonymous guest contribution to The Prospect, a Princeton student shares their journey to beginning gender-affirming care at McCosh Health Center.

“As I waited to be seen by the next practitioner, I thought back through the journey which led me to that room.” In an anonymous guest contribution to The Prospect, a Princeton student shares their journey to beginning gender-affirming care at McCosh Health Center.

THE PROSPECT | February 14

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Vote100 and Hasan Minhaj are not for brown students like me

After attending Vote100’s event with Hasan Minhaj and professor Kevin Kruse, Contributing Prospect Writer Mollika Jai Singh examines the contrast between their own experience and Minhaj’s statements on the South Asian experience.

After attending Vote100’s event with Hasan Minhaj and professor Kevin Kruse, Contributing Prospect Writer Mollika Jai Singh examines the contrast between their own experience and Minhaj’s statements on the South Asian experience. 

THE PROSPECT | February 9

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The love in buying and receiving flowers

“At any point, I could have stopped buying flowers. Instead, every two weeks, I chose to keep giving them to myself, to my home. It is that act of renewal that made flowers so beautiful to me.”

“At any point, I could have stopped buying flowers. Instead, every two weeks, I chose to keep giving them to myself, to my home. It is that act of renewal that made flowers so beautiful to me.”

THE PROSPECT | February 8

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Breaking the cycle of disappointment: Animal Collective’s “Time Skiffs”

“Animal Collective went on autopilot for “Time Skiffs” in the best way possible. Its refreshing departure has quenched the drought.” Contributing Writer Nathan Beck reviews Animal Collective’s new album “Time Skiffs” for The Prospect.

“Animal Collective went on autopilot for “Time Skiffs” in the best way possible. Its refreshing departure has quenched the drought.” Contributing Writer Nathan Beck reviews Animal Collective’s new album “Time Skiffs” for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | February 8

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Theatre Intime’s Freshman One-Act Festival: "A Rollicking Success"

Theatre Intime presented the Freshman One-Act Festival over the weekend. Featuring four short plays, a company of first year students considers what it means to live a banal life, how to live in times of crisis, and what the medium of the stage can be. Senior Writer Gabriel Robare reviews for The Prospect.

Theatre Intime presented the Freshman One-Act Festival over the weekend. Featuring four short plays, a company of first year students considers what it means to live a banal life, how to live in times of crisis, and what the medium of the stage can be. Senior Writer Gabriel Robare reviews for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | February 7

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Lunar New Year, on Princeton’s campus

To better understand what Lunar New Year looks like for students on Princeton’s campus, The Prospect solicited reflections from its editors and staff, as well as staffers from the ‘Prince’ at large.

To better understand what Lunar New Year looks like for students on Princeton’s campus, The Prospect solicited reflections from its editors and staff, as well as staffers from the ‘Prince’ at large.

THE PROSPECT | February 2

Sam Spector ’24 discusses self-destruction and moving on in ‘Best Day of My Life’

 “‘Best Day of My Life’ is a breath of fresh air, at once a nod to emo and pop-punk musical influences over the course of the past decade and a stunningly new direction for Spector’s work.”

 “‘Best Day of My Life’ is a breath of fresh air, at once a nod to emo and pop-punk musical influences over the course of the past decade and a stunningly new direction for Spector’s work.” 

THE PROSPECT | January 30

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Two years later, back on stage with Triangle

After two years away from the stage, the Princeton Triangle Club is premiering its show at the McCarter Theatre. Head Prospect Editor José Pablo Fernández García reflects on the privilege of finally being back in the theater.

After two years away from the stage, the Princeton Triangle Club is premiering its show at the McCarter Theatre. Head Prospect Editor José Pablo Fernández García reflects on the privilege of finally being back in the theater.

THE PROSPECT | January 27

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How to be productive

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives, so each day choose carefully to produce what you find most valuable.”

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives, so each day choose carefully to produce what you find most valuable.”

THE PROSPECT | January 5

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The Prospect: 2021 year in review

In 2021, The Prospect saw Princeton’s arts and culture continue to flourish despite the difficulties of the year. As the year comes to a close, we look back on 25 articles, reviews, essays and much more that capture Princeton life over the past year.

In 2021, The Prospect saw Princeton’s arts and culture continue to flourish despite the difficulties of the year. As the year comes to a close, we look back on 25 articles, reviews, essays and much more that capture Princeton life over the past year.

PROJECTS | December 30

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Living, when surviving

“While the darkest times of this pandemic existence — the strictest isolation, the initial grave worry over getting sick or worse, and so on — have required existing in survival mode, I’ve also managed to find moments to be alive since then.”

“While the darkest times of this pandemic existence — the strictest isolation, the initial grave worry over getting sick or worse, and so on — have required existing in survival mode, I’ve also managed to find moments to be alive since then.”

THE PROSPECT | December 23

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The Nightly Princetonian: How Princeton students go to sleep

Staff Writer Albert Lee speaks to seven Princeton undergraduate about their nightly routines, discovering a wide range of habits that reflect the difficulty of balancing life and work as a student.

Staff Writer Albert Lee speaks to seven Princeton undergraduate about their nightly routines, discovering a wide range of habits that reflect the difficulty of balancing life and work as a student.

THE PROSPECT | December 16

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Five classical bangers to help you get through finals

With all the work that has to be done this week, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether it’s because you need an epic soundtrack to help you focus or simply because you’re sick of Lofi Girl, I’ve got you covered! 

With all the work that has to be done this week, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether it’s because you need an epic soundtrack to help you focus or simply because you’re sick of Lofi Girl, I’ve got you covered! 

THE PROSPECT | December 9

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The transformation of Adele: “30” Review

All in all, fans had sky-high expectations for “30,” and Adele delivered; she appeased listeners with more classic-sounding tracks while also successfully stepping out of the typical powerful ballad that characterized her past hits. However, because she refused to entirely keep within her original formula, I don’t expect “30” to be as much of a hit as “21” or “25.”

All in all, fans had sky-high expectations for “30,” and Adele delivered; she appeased listeners with more classic-sounding tracks while also successfully stepping out of the typical powerful ballad that characterized her past hits. However, because she refused to entirely keep within her original formula, I don’t expect “30” to be as much of a hit as “21” or “25.”

THE PROSPECT | December 8

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From 18 to 22 and all the time that’s left

Both thinking ahead and looking back, Associate Editor José Pablo Fernández García reflects on what to do with the time he has left at Princeton while reaching for a better understanding of how to view personal transformation.

Both thinking ahead and looking back, Associate Editor José Pablo Fernández García reflects on what to do with the time he has left at Princeton while reaching for a better understanding of how to view personal transformation.

THE PROSPECT | December 8

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Princeton Art Museum presents ‘Orlando,’ guest-curated by Tilda Swinton

Open from Dec. 4 to Jan. 23, “Orlando” presents a collection of photographic work that considers the gender and physicality of the human body, drawing on the eponymous film’s own story about liberation from gender and social norms. Tilda Swinton, the film’s star, guest-curated the exhibition.

Open from Dec. 4 to Jan. 23, “Orlando” presents a collection of photographic work that considers the gender and physicality of the human body, drawing on the eponymous film’s own story about liberation from gender and social norms. Tilda Swinton, the film’s star, guest-curated the exhibition.

THE PROSPECT | December 7