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Before the bubble bursts

“But somehow, at the end of 70 minutes of songs and scenes that aim to distill this club and this school into laughter and song, ‘Orange Bubble’ hits me more with the emotional than the comedic: I think of how much I love this school.”

“But somehow, at the end of 70 minutes of songs and scenes that aim to distill this club and this school into laughter and song, ‘Orange Bubble’ hits me more with the emotional than the comedic: I think of how much I love this school.”

THE PROSPECT | September 8

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DISPATCH | Living for the day: Paris, Part Two

“Here I was, living a life once-imagined. I have the card to prove it.” In the second installment of a two-part series, Head Editor José Pablo Fernández García chronicles his summer in Paris, reflecting on how to define one’s present and future self.

“Here I was, living a life once-imagined. I have the card to prove it.” In the second installment of a two-part series, Head Editor José Pablo Fernández García chronicles his summer in Paris, reflecting on how to define one’s present and future self.

THE PROSPECT | September 6

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DISPATCH | I still see it all: Paris, Part One

“I’m trying to describe it with words, but I would have to be an Impressionist essayist to truly write the light in Paris and Princeton.” Head Editor José Pablo Fernández García chronicles his summer learning and taking in the sights of Paris.

“I’m trying to describe it with words, but I would have to be an Impressionist essayist to truly write the light in Paris and Princeton.” Head Editor José Pablo Fernández García chronicles his summer learning and taking in the sights of Paris.

THE PROSPECT | August 30

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DISPATCH | Talking to strangers

“For my entire life, I have lived by the saying, ‘Don’t speak unless spoken to.’ But the past two months of talking to strangers have allowed me to learn, empathize, and connect with others in a way that I would never have experienced otherwise.”

“For my entire life, I have lived by the saying, ‘Don’t speak unless spoken to.’ But the past two months of talking to strangers have allowed me to learn, empathize, and connect with others in a way that I would never have experienced otherwise.”

THE PROSPECT | August 16

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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