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On the tenth August 2nd

“I learn so many things. I learn how to avoid, and I learn how to confront. I learn how to embrace, and I learn how to expunge. And I learn to leave August 2 open on my calendar.”

“I learn so many things. I learn how to avoid, and I learn how to confront. I learn how to embrace, and I learn how to expunge. And I learn to leave August 2 open on my calendar.”

THE PROSPECT | August 2

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DISPATCH | Taking the leap: Traveling across the country alone to LA

“This summer was filled with things I was uncomfortable doing, some of which I went into willingly and some I didn’t, but, regardless, I don’t regret taking the 2789-mile leap from home to the unknown.”

“This summer was filled with things I was uncomfortable doing, some of which I went into willingly and some I didn’t, but, regardless, I don’t regret taking the 2789-mile leap from home to the unknown.”

THE PROSPECT | July 19

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Long Live the Class of 2022

“Class of 2022, we indeed moved mountains throughout our time here.” News editor emerita Naomi Hess reflects on her four years at Princeton and extends gratitude to her fellow members of the Class of 2022 as they prepare for commencement.

“Class of 2022, we indeed moved mountains throughout our time here.” News editor emerita Naomi Hess reflects on her four years at Princeton and extends gratitude to her fellow members of the Class of 2022 as they prepare for commencement.

THE PROSPECT | May 23

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In my Didion-girl-reading-in-firestone-overalls-baseball-cap-wearing era

“Especially in a society that hinges itself on celebrity, does it matter whether I associate myself with Didion because I enjoy reading Didion, or whether I associate myself with Didion because I perceive myself as a girl who would read Didion?”

“Especially in a society that hinges itself on celebrity, does it matter whether I associate myself with Didion because I enjoy reading Didion, or whether I associate myself with Didion because I perceive myself as a girl who would read Didion?” 

THE PROSPECT | May 11

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Living in the myth of ‘Post-Thesis Life’

“Those costs are themselves almost an open secret — something you recognize, but don’t fully appreciate until you’ve been through it.” Guest Contributor Chris Leahy ’22 reflects on the toll of four years at Princeton and what it means to achieve “Post-Thesis Life” in a Self essay for The Prospect.

“Those costs are themselves almost an open secret — something you recognize, but don’t fully appreciate until you’ve been through it.” Guest Contributor Chris Leahy ’22 reflects on the toll of four years at Princeton and what it means to achieve “Post-Thesis Life” in a Self essay for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | May 11

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The tree stumps around campus

“Trees, to me, are one of those things that a residual childhood naiveté believes to be permanent.” After hearing the tree outside his dorm cut down, Head Editor José Pablo Fernández García reflects on change and the comfort of permanence, even if illusory.

“Trees, to me, are one of those things that a residual childhood naiveté believes to be permanent.” After hearing the tree outside his dorm cut down, Head Editor José Pablo Fernández García reflects on change and the comfort of permanence, even if illusory.

THE PROSPECT | May 11

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A lot of different flowers make a bouquet: Reflecting on the past four years

“There is a famous proverb in Islam that says, ‘A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.’ Well, a lot of different buildings make a campus. A lot of different people make a community.” Just before graduation, Managing Editor Emerita Harsimran Makkad reflects on her four years at Princeton in The Prospect.

“There is a famous proverb in Islam that says, ‘A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.’ Well, a lot of different buildings make a campus. A lot of different people make a community.” Just before graduation, Managing Editor Emerita Harsimran Makkad reflects on her four years at Princeton in The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | May 11

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For all the graduating tigers

Head Editor for The Prospect José Pablo Fernández García looks back on a year full of friendship and reflects on seeing his senior friends getting ready to move on as they graduate in a couple weeks.

Head Editor for The Prospect José Pablo Fernández García looks back on a year full of friendship and reflects on seeing his senior friends getting ready to move on as they graduate in a couple weeks.

THE PROSPECT | May 5

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Dear Class of 2026: Here are 26 things I've learned from my first year

“I feel grossly under-qualified to give this advice, but these reflections are more for myself than for anyone else — to remind myself that these past eight months have been more than just a fever dream.”

“I feel grossly under-qualified to give this advice, but these reflections are more for myself than for anyone else — to remind myself that these past eight months have been more than just a fever dream.”

THE PROSPECT | May 1

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The many spring flowers of Princeton

“I’ve started lingering more, pausing to watch a bird poking at the ground or a butterfly fluttering past. Because of these moments of stillness, I’ve started paying more attention to the flowers that make my run so colorful.”

“I’ve started lingering more, pausing to watch a bird poking at the ground or a butterfly fluttering past. Because of these moments of stillness, I’ve started paying more attention to the flowers that make my run so colorful.”

THE PROSPECT | April 26

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Remembrance of gay things past: My local gay bar

“That local gay bar was a big and noisy tent. There was room there for anyone who was “Queer”, though we didn’t use that word back then,” writes English Professor Jeff Nunokawa in a guest Self essay for The Prospect.

“That local gay bar was a big and noisy tent. There was room there for anyone who was “Queer”, though we didn’t use that word back then,” writes English Professor Jeff Nunokawa in a guest Self essay for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | April 22

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Between two communities: Being queer and Muslim at Princeton

“Just like being queer in Muslim spaces felt risky, being Muslim in queer spaces felt difficult as well.” An anonymous student reflects on the challenges of navigating the queer and Muslim communities at Princeton.

“Just like being queer in Muslim spaces felt risky, being Muslim in queer spaces felt difficult as well.” An anonymous student reflects on the challenges of navigating the queer and Muslim communities at Princeton.

THE PROSPECT | April 22

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Stomaching uncertainty

“But, improvement and progress are not binary variables between perfection and abdication — they are continuous with many fluctuations,“ writes Emily Miller in a guest Self essay for The Prospect.

“But, improvement and progress are not binary variables between perfection and abdication — they are continuous with many fluctuations,“ writes Emily Miller in a guest Self essay for The Prospect.

THE PROSPECT | April 18