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DISPATCH | The heartbreak city

“It turns out Hong Kong has a way of breaking your heart — but I didn’t know that until it was too late, far too late, for me to do anything about it.”

“It turns out Hong Kong has a way of breaking your heart — but I didn’t know that until it was too late, far too late, for me to do anything about it.”

THE PROSPECT | August 9

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DISPATCH | Memories of last summer

“Places turned into ideas, people into images, and I felt the months pass by me as if I’d fallen asleep during a movie only to wake up at the end credits. Maybe I was dreaming the entire time.”

 “Places turned into ideas, people into images, and I felt the months pass by me as if I’d fallen asleep during a movie only to wake up at the end credits. Maybe I was dreaming the entire time.”

THE PROSPECT | August 9

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DISPATCH | Summer fun and Cali sun: Commemorating 2010’s pop songs

“As a result of this new adaptation to adult life, I have learned a few important lessons. For instance, did you know in order to make dinner, you have to predict when you will be hungry an hour in advance?”

“As a result of this new adaptation to adult life, I have learned a few important lessons. For instance, did you know in order to make dinner, you have to predict when you will be hungry an hour in advance?”

THE PROSPECT | July 12

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DISPATCH | Retracing my steps in the desert

“Every day, there was the same endless blue sky, clear and unforgiving, with the occasional raven soaring past alone. At night, it transformed into an expansive darkness freckled with the most beautiful clear stars.”

“Every day, there was the same endless blue sky, clear and unforgiving, with the occasional raven soaring past alone. At night, it transformed into an expansive darkness freckled with the most beautiful clear stars.”

THE PROSPECT | June 14

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For all the tigers’ teachers

“In my case, in the hardest of moments, it has been a teacher’s outstretched hand that has pulled me out and forward. I can think of so many little moments — moments so small I wonder if they even registered as consequential for them but were seismic for me.”

“In my case, in the hardest of moments, it has been a teacher’s outstretched hand that has pulled me out and forward. I can think of so many little moments — moments so small I wonder if they even registered as consequential for them but were seismic for me.”

THE PROSPECT | May 25

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Reflecting on French toast and memory

“In this sense, I am afraid of the “Breezy Point effect,” or that the joyful memories and personal connections from this year will exist only in my memories. In other words, I am worried about losing the wonderful people that I have met and no longer having the chance to create more experiences with them”

“In this sense, I am afraid of the “Breezy Point effect,” or that the joyful memories and personal connections from this year will exist only in my memories. In other words, I am worried about losing the wonderful people that I have met and no longer having the chance to create more experiences with them.”

THE PROSPECT | May 11

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Farewell to Forbes

“It has been a privilege to be part of it for the past four years. To those still here, treasure it. It is not too late to make lifelong friendships and memories. And when you eventually move on, you will bring with you more than just sweatshirts.”

“It has been a privilege to be part of it for the past four years. To those still here, treasure it. It is not too late to make lifelong friendships and memories. And when you eventually move on, you will bring with you more than just sweatshirts.”

THE PROSPECT | April 26

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A challenging yet rewarding life: Naval ROTC reflections, Part One

“Though NROTC sometimes looks like exhausting weeks and sleepless nights, one thing that keeps us going is a shared appreciation for a challenging but rewarding way of life.”

“Though NROTC sometimes looks like exhausting weeks and sleepless nights, one thing that keeps us going is a shared appreciation for a challenging but rewarding way of life.”

THE PROSPECT | 04/11/2023

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Princeton, my once-impossible rainbow connection

When I found a YouTube video of Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Walter singing “The Rainbow Connection” live on Good Morning America, it sounded like Kermit saw me for who I was: an eleven-year-old lover and dreamer, determined to stand out amongst her peers. 

When I found a YouTube video of Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Walter singing “The Rainbow Connection” live on Good Morning America, it sounded like Kermit saw me for who I was: an eleven-year-old lover and dreamer, determined to stand out amongst her peers. 

THE PROSPECT | 03/30/2023

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Life advice from ‘Emma’

“As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I’d like to raise a glass, or perhaps a cup of tea (in true Regency fashion), to Emma Woodhouse, a literary queen who beautifully and iconically inspires me to focus on my own betterment.”

“As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I’d like to raise a glass, or perhaps a cup of tea (in true Regency fashion), to Emma Woodhouse, a literary queen who beautifully and iconically inspires me to focus on my own betterment.”

THE PROSPECT | 03/29/2023

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For all the tigers who love being tigers

“March 24, 2023, will go down as one of those days that somehow encapsulates everything I love about being a Princeton Tiger. It began with a thesis presentation, continued with a smiling singer, crescendoed on the basketball court, and dwindled with a quiet conversation heading home.”

“March 24, 2023, will go down as one of those days that somehow encapsulates everything I love about being a Princeton Tiger. It began with a thesis presentation, continued with a smiling singer, crescendoed on the basketball court, and dwindled with a quiet conversation heading home.”

THE PROSPECT | 03/26/2023

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My wheelchair is not the punchline of your joke

“One day I hope to live in a world that truly understands the challenges of being disabled, while also understanding how to support and empower disabled people to be our best selves without pitying and further marginalizing us.”

“One day I hope to live in a world that truly understands the challenges of being disabled, while also understanding how to support and empower disabled people to be our best selves without pitying and further marginalizing us.”

THE PROSPECT | 03/22/2023

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Advocating for myself: Navigating allergies at Princeton

“But oh, how I wished I could deny the existence of the dreaded warning label reading, ‘This product was manufactured in a facility that produces nuts.’ Maybe then, food would not have separated me from my friends.”

“But oh, how I wished I could deny the existence of the dreaded warning label reading, ‘This product was manufactured in a facility that produces nuts.’ Maybe then, food would not have separated me from my friends.”

THE PROSPECT | 03/21/2023

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10 things I love about Princeton

“Cheers grow at 1952 Stadium, talking and laughter reverberate throughout every courtyard, and we grasp every extra moment, knowing June approaches. Then, it all begins again.”

“Cheers grow at 1952 Stadium, talking and laughter reverberate throughout every courtyard, and we grasp every extra moment, knowing June approaches. Then, it all begins again.”

THE PROSPECT | 03/21/2023