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Visual Essay: CONTACT Training

Wendy Ho discusses CONTACT, a student volunteer group that works with mental health and suicide prevention hotlines, and helping people undergoing difficult times. 

Wendy Ho discusses CONTACT, a student volunteer group that works with mental health and suicide prevention hotlines, and helping people undergoing difficult times.  

VISUAL ESSAY | April 1

“Detail from La ciudad hidroespacial (The Hydrospatial City) by Gyula Kosice (b. 1924)“ by Steve Snodgrass / CC BY 2.0

The Power of the insurgent archive in Latinx art

Mari Carmen Ramírez and Yasmin Ramírez discuss the transformative role of archives in the preservation of Latinx art, culture, and authenticity in America in an event hosted by the Art and Archaeology Department at Princeton.

Mari Carmen Ramírez and Yasmin Ramírez discuss the transformative role of archives in the preservation of Latinx art, culture, and authenticity in America in an event hosted by the Art and Archaeology Department at Princeton.

THE PROSPECT | April 1

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LCA professor Tracy K. Smith on race and American identity in poetry

Watching the world unfold over the past year, Tracy K. Smith, professor and director of the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in creative writing, has considered the ways she can encourage open and honest conversation surrounding issues at the forefront of our communities.

Watching the world unfold over the past year, Tracy K. Smith, Professor in the Creative Writing Program and Chair of The Lewis Center for the Arts, has considered the ways she can encourage open and honest conversation surrounding issues that are at the forefront of our communities.

THE PROSPECT | April 1

Robertson Hall, home of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.
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How college recruits can drive social change at companies

“As students, we must be vigilant to do our own research to ensure that we only work for companies that share our values. The recruitment process is based on a symbiotic relationship between employers and those who need jobs. The common perception is that the power tilts in favor of recruiters due to the competitive job market, but if students and recent graduates come together to demand more of big corporations, we have the power to affect change.”

“As students, we must be vigilant to do our own research to ensure that we only work for companies that share our values. The recruitment process is based on a symbiotic relationship between employers and those who need jobs. The common perception is that the power tilts in favor of recruiters due to the competitive job market, but if students and recent graduates come together to demand more of big corporations, we have the power to affect change.” 

OPINION | April 1

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Governor Kristi Noem vs. Lil Nas X: the ‘white man’s burden’ of conservative Christianity

“The choice to label Lil Nas X as a threat to morality while failing to address the literal, fatal threat a pandemic poses demonstrates a spirituality centered around the holiness of white “saviors.” This attitude has its roots in the exportation of Christianity around the globe through brutal colonial regimes that forced millions to assimilate.”

“The choice to label Lil Nas X as a threat to morality while failing to address the literal, fatal threat a pandemic poses demonstrates a spirituality centered around the holiness of white “saviors.” This attitude has its roots in the exportation of Christianity around the globe through brutal colonial regimes that forced millions to assimilate.”

OPINION | April 1

The Princeton School of Public Policy and International Affairs (SPIA).
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Professor Rory Truex ’07 on America’s scientific exchange with China

In light of the charges against an MIT faculty member, assistant professor Rory Truex ’07 — who specializes in Chinese politics and theories of authoritarian rule — discussed the United States’ educational relationship with Chinese citizens.

In light of the charges against an MIT faculty member, assistant professor Rory Truex ’07 — who specializes in Chinese politics and theories of authoritarian rule — discussed the United States’ educational relationship with Chinese citizens.

NEWS | April 1

Top row, from left to right: Hadriana Lowenkron of The Daily Pennsylvanian, Emma Treadway of The Daily Princetonian, and Sarah Braka of The Columbia Daily Spectator. Bottom row, from left to right: Kayla Guo of The Brown Daily Herald, Amanda Y. Su of The Harvard Crimson, Maryam Zafar of The Cornell Daily Sun, and Rachel Pakianathan of The Dartmouth. The ‘Prince’ was unable to obtain a photo of Mackenzie Hawkins of The Yale Daily News.
Photos of Emma Treadway, Kayla Guo, Amanda Y. Su, Maryam Zakar, and Rachel Pakianathan courtesy of the subject. Photo of Sarah Braka courtesy of Beatrice Shlansky. Photo of Hadriana Lowenkron courtesy of Sophia Rothstein.

Eight papers, eight women: Ivy League journalists reflect on leadership, priorities

During the beginning of this year, women were leading all eight Ivy League papers. The Daily Princetonian sat down with seven of them to talk about their experiences as women in journalism and what they hope to accomplish during their time at the helm.

During the beginning of this year, women were leading all eight Ivy League papers. The Daily Princetonian sat down with seven of them to talk about their experiences as women in journalism and what they hope to accomplish during their time at the helm.

FEATURES | March 31

Stained glass windows in East Pyne Hall, home of the Classics department.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Classics, Postcritique

“Rather than demolition work, or nostalgic homecoming, I sometimes think of classics as a form of homemaking which, as any feminist knows, entails homework.”

“Rather than demolition work, or nostalgic homecoming, I sometimes think of classics as a form of homemaking which, as any feminist knows, entails homework.”

OPINION | March 31

Ben Chang / Office of Communications

Racism, innocent deaths, and Asian-American art

The Atlanta shooting is a clear call for me — and everyone — to take action for the Asian and Asian American communities by raising awareness and working to fight the thinly veiled, yet pervasive racism hiding behind our internal biases and microaggressions.

The Atlanta shooting is a clear call for me — and everyone — to take action for the Asian and Asian American communities by raising awareness and working to fight the thinly veiled, yet pervasive racism hiding behind our internal biases and microaggressions.

THE PROSPECT | March 31

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Mental health shouldn’t only matter during the pandemic

“There has always been a mental health problem at Princeton and our peer institutions, and it shouldn’t take highly-visible levels of burnout or worse, a tragedy, to address it.”

“There has always been a mental health problem at Princeton and our peer institutions, and it shouldn’t take highly-visible levels of burnout or worse, a tragedy, to address it.”

OPINION | March 31

The Carl A. Fields CenterCandace Do / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton to continue cultural graduation ceremonies virtually

“These cultural graduations — for undergraduate and graduate students — aim to provide an opportunity for the graduates, family, friends, and loved ones to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class in a cultural and personal way,” wrote Victoria Yu, Program Coordinator for the Fields Center, in an email to The Daily Princetonian.

“These cultural graduations — for undergraduate and graduate students — aim to provide an opportunity for the graduates, family, friends, and loved ones to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class in a cultural and personal way,” wrote Victoria Yu, Program Coordinator for the Fields Center, in an email to The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | March 31

An installation by Divest Princeton and other student groups arose next to Whig Hall on March 21 as CPUC discussed divestment from fossil fuels in a general assembly. 
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

‘Eyes on Eisgruber’: Art exhibition draws attention to activists’ demands

“The whole point of the project is to let activists know — be it current past, present, or future — that we see you, and that there is a community of change on campus,“ said Keely Toledo ’22, one of the leaders of PIAC.

“The whole point of the project is to let activists know — be it current past, present, or future — that we see you, and that there is a community of change on campus,“ said Keely Toledo ’22, one of the leaders of PIAC.

NEWS | March 31

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Thus Spoke the Undergrads: On noisy roommate sex

“Is there a moral issue here? Can sex and sleep be weighed using a utilitarian metric? And what obligation does a roommate have to fulfill the requests of their neighbor? To answer any of these questions, you, our dear questioner, will first have to confront your roommate.”

“Is there a moral issue here? Can sex and sleep be weighed using a utilitarian metric? And what obligation does a roommate have to fulfill the requests of their neighbor? To answer any of these questions, you, our dear questioner, will first have to confront your roommate.”

OPINION | March 31

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

No Lawnparties this semester; USG to focus on small-group programming

Last semester, USG received backlash from students for spending $80,000 on a virtual Jason Derulo performance. This semester, after surveying students about social programming, USG determined that the student body would not be interested in a similar event. 

In the USG-sponsored survey, “small group activities” were ranked as the highest priority engagement type, on average, indicating the desire of the student body to participate in socially distant events on or around campus.

NEWS | March 31