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"This is easily the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,” said Elliot Lee '23 of his current relationship. In a time of enforced distance and isolation, couples, Residential College Advisors, a Peer Health Advisor, and one of the “Datamatch Supreme Cupids” weigh in on the challenges of campus dating.

"This is easily the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,” said Elliot Lee '23 of his current relationship. In a time of enforced distance and isolation, couples, Residential College Advisors, a Peer Health Advisor, and one of the “Datamatch Supreme Cupids” weigh in on the challenges of campus dating.


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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

Mahya Fazel ’25 working as a student research assistant in the Gingras Laboratory at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Courtesy of Mahya Faisel ’25

Harvesting hemp, analyzing blood, and ‘being an adult’: Tigers take on the pandemic gap year

The Daily Princetonian spoke with five admits and current students about their decisions to take gap years, where that’s taken them, and what they’ve learned. 

The Daily Princetonian spoke with five admits and current students about their decisions to take gap years, where that’s taken them, and what they’ve learned. 

FEATURES | March 25

Akaneh Wang and Tri Giao Vu Dinh / The Daily Princetonian

How live music, art, and dance are combating vaccine hesitancy

Public health officials have employed some creative endeavors — from musically-charged cathedrals to music videos featuring local dancers — to encourage COVID-19 vaccination.

Public health officials have employed some creative endeavors — from musically-charged cathedrals to music videos featuring local dancers — to encourage COVID-19 vaccination. 

THE PROSPECT | March 24

A COVID-19 saliva test taken on campus
Zachary Shevin / The Daily Princetonian

COVID-19 cluster identified, athletes temporarily submit extra tests

In a message explaining the situation to affected students on March 19, the Global and Community Health and COVID-19 Testing Teams at University Health Services (UHS) described “a cluster of COVID-19 cases” and explained that the University would be requiring students “connected to that cluster” to submit more tests.

In a message explaining the situation to affected students on March 19, the Global and Community Health and COVID-19 Testing Teams at University Health Services (UHS) described “a cluster of COVID-19 cases” and explained that the University would be requiring students “connected to that cluster” to submit more tests.

NEWS | March 24

Hazel Flaherty / The Daily Princetonian 

Synchronized heartbeats: A cappella groups fight to stay connected on the virtual stage

Since March 2020, a cappella, like so many other pillars of campus life and tradition, has migrated to the virtual realm. Group members discussed their plans for the spring semester, singing virtually in the fall, and what they've learned the past year.  

Since March 2020, a cappella, like so many other pillars of campus life and tradition, has migrated to the virtual realm. Group members discussed their plans for the spring semester, singing virtually in the fall, and what they've learned the past year.  

FEATURES | March 23

Andrew Somerville / The Daily Princetonian

Committee considering fossil fuel divestment to release recommendations this May

The University committee responsible for reviewing divestment proposals will submit its recommendation on fossil fuel divestment to the Board of Trustees this coming May, geosciences professor and Resources Committee chair Blair Schoene told attendees of this month’s CPUC meeting.

The University committee responsible for reviewing divestment proposals will submit its recommendation on fossil fuel divestment to the Board of Trustees this coming May, geosciences professor and Resources Committee chair Blair Schoene told attendees of this month’s CPUC meeting.

NEWS | March 22

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We tried ice cream from 3 different shops so you don't have to

I sampled ice cream from three establishments in town: Halo Pub, Bent Spoon, and Thomas Sweet. At each location, I got a small vanilla scoop in a cup, just to be sure I was making a fair comparison. But, of course, every shop has its own specialties, so I also asked the staff about their favorite flavors. Along with my reviews you can find other recommendations for inside scoops and specialties! 

I sampled ice cream from three establishments in town: Halo Pub, Bent Spoon, and Thomas Sweet. At each location, I got a small vanilla scoop in a cup, just to be sure I was making a fair comparison. But, of course, every shop has its own specialties, so I also asked the staff about their favorite flavors. Along with my reviews you can find other recommendations for inside scoops and specialties! 

THE PROSPECT | March 22

The Carl A. Fields CenterCandace Do / The Daily Princetonian

Reflection, support from Princeton community after Atlanta shootings

“Our Asian and Asian American communities are in so much pain right now,” said Jennifer Lee ’23, co-president of Princeton’s Asian American Students Association.

“Our Asian and Asian American communities are in so much pain right now,” said Jennifer Lee ’23, co-president of Princeton’s Asian American Students Association.

NEWS | March 18

An aerial view of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, including the Waikīkī skyline.
Albert Jiang / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton-sponsored travel to remain largely suspended this summer

University-sponsored travel will remain suspended through the summer, according to newly-revised guidance announced today. However, the list of exceptions to the ban on travel will expand slightly when the new policies take effect on May 24.

University-sponsored travel will remain suspended through the summer, according to newly-revised guidance announced today. However, the list of exceptions to the ban on travel will expand slightly when the new policies take effect on May 24.

NEWS | March 18

Ice cut through the kitchen ceiling of one Princeton student’s family friend’s house.
Courtesy of Grace Ni ’23

Princeton students from Texas rattled by snowstorm, blackouts

In the aftermath of severe winter weather that swept the nation and revealed the deadly consequences of Texas’s faulty energy infrastructure, University students on and off campus felt the chill that overwhelmed their home state.

In the aftermath of severe winter weather that swept the nation and revealed the deadly consequences of Texas’s faulty energy infrastructure, University students on and off campus felt the chill that overwhelmed their home state.

NEWS | March 1

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

55 students face disciplinary action for Social Contract violations according to ODUS report

In eight cases, students given probation were additionally barred from access to campus for the remainder of the semester. These eight cases were deemed “significant” under the Social Contract.

In eight cases, students given probation were additionally barred from access to campus for the remainder of the semester. These eight cases were deemed “significant” under the Social Contract.

NEWS | March 1

Sydney Eck / The Daily Princetonian

We tried 4 boba places in Princeton so you don’t have to

I sampled boba from four establishments right on Nassau: Fruity Yogurt & Cafe, Kung Fu Tea, Korean Barbeque Grill (KBG), and Ficus. At each location, I got a standard milk tea with tapioca pearls so I could be sure I was making a fair comparison. Read the reviews for inside scoops and specialties! 

I sampled boba from four establishments right on Nassau: Fruity Yogurt & Cafe, Kung Fu Tea, Korean Barbeque Grill (KBG), and Ficus. At each location, I got a standard milk tea with tapioca pearls so I could be sure I was making a fair comparison. Read the reviews for inside scoops and specialties! 

THE PROSPECT | March 1

Sophia Colmenares / The Daily Princetonian

Alone in 1967 Hall: What it's like to test positive on Princeton's campus

Over 50 percent of the student body has resided on or near campus for the past month and a half. In that time, the University testing program has been in full swing. But what happens to students if they test positive for the coronavirus? We talked to Malcolm Blinder, a member of the class of 2022 who had that misfortune, to find out.  

Over 50 percent of the student body has resided on or near campus for the past month and a half. In that time, the University testing program has been in full swing. But what happens to students if they test positive for the coronavirus? We talked to Malcolm Blinder, a member of the class of 2022 who had that misfortune, to find out.  

PODCAST | February 28