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Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

On this International Day of People with Disabilities, I want to commend both the ‘Prince’ and Princeton for becoming better places for disabled students throughout my four years here. I look forward to seeing Princeton continue to improve access and inclusion, and I know the ‘Prince’ will be waiting to document these changes. 

On this International Day of People with Disabilities, I want to commend both the ‘Prince’ and Princeton for becoming better places for disabled students throughout my four years here. I look forward to seeing Princeton continue to improve access and inclusion, and I know the ‘Prince’ will be waiting to document these changes. 


Daniel Viorica / The Daily Princetonian

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

José Pablo Fernández García / The Daily Princetonian

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

The Effron Music Building of the Lewis Center for the Arts.
Photo Credit: Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

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

Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

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

Gabriel Robare / The Daily Princetonian

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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A collage of Minecraft players wearing purple ribbons in support of Technoblade
Claire Shin / The Daily Princetonian

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

View at the intersection of a busy street in New York City.
Rebecca Cao / The Daily Princetonian

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

Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

The death of the pleasure read

Contributing Writer for The Prospect Clara McWeeny reflects on how the burdensome reading load of the Humanities sequence has practically killed the pleasure read, keeping her from returning to the books and worlds she’s grown accustomed to calling her own.

Contributing Writer for The Prospect Clara McWeeny reflects on how the burdensome reading load of the Humanities sequence has practically killed the pleasure read, keeping her from returning to the books and worlds she’s grown accustomed to calling her own.

THE PROSPECT | September 29

Inci Karaaslan / The Daily Princetonian

Only human: Reflections from a pre-med in a pandemic

“When I tell people that I want to be a doctor, most of the responses I get focus on the clinical and scientific aspects of the job. I’m keenly aware of the fact that I’m viewed as one of those pillars of science and logic — someone who is simply providing the next diagnosis, seeing the next patient, filling out the next chart. But as I’ve learned from this pandemic, it is the resilience, dedication, and paramount concern for the greater good that keeps that pillar standing strong.” 

“When I tell people that I want to be a doctor, most of the responses I get focus on the clinical and scientific aspects of the job. I’m keenly aware of the fact that I’m viewed as one of those pillars of science and logic — someone who is simply providing the next diagnosis, seeing the next patient, filling out the next chart. But as I’ve learned from this pandemic, it is the resilience, dedication, and paramount concern for the greater good that keeps that pillar standing strong.” 

THE PROSPECT | September 19

A view of the New York City skyline shortly after the Towers fell.
Courtesy of Susan Wheeler

Remembering the day the Towers fell

In observance of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, The Prospect asked Princeton community members — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — to share brief personal reflections and anecdotes. Responses were edited for concision and clarity. 

In observance of the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, The Prospect asked Princeton community members — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — to share brief personal reflections and anecdotes. Responses were edited for concision and clarity. 

THE PROSPECT | September 12