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'Philosophy with the body in it'

“I found myself in an intimidatingly silent studio dotted with students deep in serene contemplation, forming a perfect circle between the colossal window and mirror.” Contributing Writer Andrew Johnson reflects on his first foray into dance classes at Princeton.

“I found myself in an intimidatingly silent studio dotted with students deep in serene contemplation, forming a perfect circle between the colossal window and mirror.” Contributing Writer Andrew Johnson reflects on his first foray into dance classes at Princeton.

THE PROSPECT | 03/21/2022

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On Van Gogh: what it means to be ‘useful’ in the world

Staff Writer for the Prospect Thia Bian reflects on Van Gogh’s letters, his desperation to change the world, and the lesson that “little happinesses” are more important than the pressure to be revolutionary.

Staff Writer for the Prospect Thia Bian reflects on Van Gogh’s letters, his desperation to change the world, and the lesson that “little happinesses” are more important than the pressure to be revolutionary.

THE PROSPECT | 02/17/2022

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Navigating doubts, hopes, and hormone replacement therapy at Princeton

“As I waited to be seen by the next practitioner, I thought back through the journey which led me to that room.” In an anonymous guest contribution to The Prospect, a Princeton student shares their journey to beginning gender-affirming care at McCosh Health Center.

“As I waited to be seen by the next practitioner, I thought back through the journey which led me to that room.” In an anonymous guest contribution to The Prospect, a Princeton student shares their journey to beginning gender-affirming care at McCosh Health Center.

THE PROSPECT | 02/14/2022

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The love in buying and receiving flowers

“At any point, I could have stopped buying flowers. Instead, every two weeks, I chose to keep giving them to myself, to my home. It is that act of renewal that made flowers so beautiful to me.”

“At any point, I could have stopped buying flowers. Instead, every two weeks, I chose to keep giving them to myself, to my home. It is that act of renewal that made flowers so beautiful to me.”

THE PROSPECT | 02/08/2022

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Two years later, back on stage with Triangle

After two years away from the stage, the Princeton Triangle Club is premiering its show at the McCarter Theatre. Head Prospect Editor José Pablo Fernández García reflects on the privilege of finally being back in the theater.

After two years away from the stage, the Princeton Triangle Club is premiering its show at the McCarter Theatre. Head Prospect Editor José Pablo Fernández García reflects on the privilege of finally being back in the theater.

THE PROSPECT | 01/27/2022

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How to be productive

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives, so each day choose carefully to produce what you find most valuable.”

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives, so each day choose carefully to produce what you find most valuable.”

THE PROSPECT | 01/05/2022

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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 | 12/23/2021

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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 | 12/08/2021

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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 | 12/05/2021

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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 | 12/03/2021

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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 | 11/30/2021

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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 | 11/29/2021