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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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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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Ways to find home

In traveling between Princeton and New Mexico, Contributing Writer Daniel Viorica reflects on what home means and how to find it around you as he approaches the end of his first semester at the University.

In traveling between Princeton and New Mexico, Contributing Writer Daniel Viorica reflects on what home means and how to find it around you as he approaches the end of his first semester at the University.

THE PROSPECT | December 5

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Working towards an inclusive ‘Prince’ and an accessible Princeton

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. 

THE PROSPECT | December 3

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Gaining 40 pounds and a sense of self

As her term as editor-in-chief approaches its end, Emma Treadway reflects on how she has been challenged and has grown — both physically and mentally — over the years, but especially during her tenure leading the ‘Prince.’

As her term as editor-in-chief approaches its end, Emma Treadway reflects on how she has been challenged and has grown — both physically and mentally — over the years, but especially during her tenure leading the ‘Prince.’

THE PROSPECT | November 30

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On taking my last math course

Columnist Rohit Narayanan reflects on the significance of his last math class and considers the value in learning to leave behind a once-beloved field when his academic plans take him in a different direction.

Columnist Rohit Narayanan reflects on the significance of his last math class and considers the value in learning to leave behind a once-beloved field when his academic plans take him in a different direction.

THE PROSPECT | November 29

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‘This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for…’ The lessons I’ve learned as a Telephone Reassurance Volunteer

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Managing Editor Harsimran Makkad reflects on her time as a Telephone Reassurance Volunteer in the past year and a half and the lessons she’s learned from the elderly friends she’s made in the process.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Managing Editor Harsimran Makkad reflects on her time as a Telephone Reassurance Volunteer in the past year and a half and the lessons she’s learned from the elderly friends she’s made in the process.

THE PROSPECT | November 22

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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