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Students sit around on a blue tarp with a speaker standing. She is wearing a hijab and keffiyah and appears to be reading from her phone. In the background, there are signs saying “Hunger Strike for Palestine” and “Demand 1 Hold a Divestment Meeting”.

‘I think we were forced into this position’: Hunger strike for Palestine continues

At least 17 undergraduates began a hunger strike on Friday morning to demand that the University meet with students to discuss financial and academic disassociation from Israel and to drop criminal and disciplinary charges against the 13 students arrested for occupying Clio Hall on Monday. The hunger strikers have received regular health checkups as they faced rainy weather all weekend without shelter.

At least 17 undergraduates began a hunger strike on Friday morning to demand that the University meet with students to discuss financial and academic disassociation from Israel and to drop criminal and disciplinary charges against the 13 students arrested for occupying Clio Hall on Monday. The hunger strikers have received regular health checkups as they faced rainy weather all weekend without shelter.

NEWS | May 6

Nassau Hall at night with Cannon Green, full of students milling around.

‘Black Princeton’ group chat deleted following viral leak

Abigail Anthony ’23, a reporter for the conservative news outlet, The National Review, posted screenshots of messages from the “Black Princeton” GroupMe chat on X. Hours later, the group chat — once a virtual hub for Princeton’s Black community — was deleted.

Abigail Anthony ’23, a reporter for the conservative news outlet, The National Review, posted screenshots of messages from the “Black Princeton” GroupMe chat on X. Hours later, the group chat — once a virtual hub for Princeton’s Black community — was deleted.

NEWS | May 2

Ten members of of the Mariachi band take a bow after their first performance, instruments in hand and smiling.

Mariachi Los Tigres brings new music, cultural connection to campus

After performing the first Mariachi concert in Princeton’s history, members of the band reflect on the club’s inception, rehearsal process, and common dedication to the traditional Mexican genre.

After performing the first Mariachi concert in Princeton’s history, members of the band reflect on the club’s inception, rehearsal process, and common dedication to the traditional Mexican genre.

FEATURES | April 30

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Princeton Armenian Society hosts first Turkish scholar to acknowledge Armenian genocide

On Wednesday, April 24, the Princeton Armenian Society hosted Taner Akçam, the inaugural director of the Armenian Genocide Research Program at UCLA to discuss Armenian genocide denial. Akçam is also the first Turkish scholar to acknowledge the genocide.

On Wednesday, April 24, the Princeton Armenian Society hosted Taner Akçam, the inaugural director of the Armenian Genocide Research Program at UCLA to discuss Armenian genocide denial. Akçam is also the first Turkish scholar to acknowledge the genocide.

NEWS | April 26

A large banner that reads "Princeton Pro-Life," with a blurred group of students in the foreground

Princeton Pro-Life revived post-Dobbs

The Princeton Pro-Life Club has experienced a resurgence in the 2023–24 academic year. The ‘Prince’ spoke with the president of the club and attended a reception to learn more about the club’s rebirth.

The Princeton Pro-Life Club has experienced a resurgence in the 2023–24 academic year. The ‘Prince’ spoke with the president of the club and attended a reception to learn more about the club’s rebirth.

NEWS | April 24

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Two years in the making: PSRJ launches condom dispensers

Princeton Students for Reproductive Justice (PSRJ) celebrated the launch of condom dispensers around campus with a party in Campus Club on Friday, April 19, capping off its second annual “Sex Ed week.”

Princeton Students for Reproductive Justice (PSRJ) celebrated the launch of condom dispensers around campus with a party in Campus Club on Friday, April 19, capping off its second annual “Sex Ed week.”

NEWS | April 23

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The ADL gave Princeton an F for antisemitism. After the CJL pushed back, they bumped it up to a D.

Following Princeton’s F rating from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on their college antisemitism report card, Jewish students and the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) pushed back. The ADL then quietly raised Princeton’s grade to a D, but some worry this will deter Jewish students from attending Princeton, despite the vibrant Jewish community on campus.

Following Princeton’s F rating from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on their college antisemitism report card, Jewish students and the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) pushed back. The ADL then quietly raised Princeton’s grade to a D, but some worry this will deter Jewish students from attending Princeton, despite the vibrant Jewish community on campus.

NEWS | April 19

A student with a blonde braid dressed in an orange t-shirt addresses a crowd of adults and high-school aged students, with trees and a white tent in the background

Preview students drawn to Princeton by aesthetics and camaraderie

Prospective members of Princeton’s Class of 2028 visited campus this week and last. Accepted students emphasized campus aesthetics, academics, and diversity as factors in their decisions about whether to attend Princeton.

Prospective members of Princeton’s Class of 2028 visited campus this week and last. Accepted students emphasized campus aesthetics, academics, and diversity as factors in their decisions about whether to attend Princeton.

NEWS | April 19

Featured is a glass room with wood borders with the words "AccessAbility Center" on the front. The room has a bright blue door and paler blue walls.

Sensory Fair highlights Autism Awareness and Acceptance month

As April marks Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, the AccessAbility Center hosted its second-annual Sensory Fair on Wednesday, April 17 to highlight the experiences of those with autism and sensory processing disorders. 

As April marks Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, the AccessAbility Center hosted its second-annual Sensory Fair on Wednesday, April 17 to highlight the experiences of those with autism and sensory processing disorders. 

NEWS | April 17

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From Hotspot to TigerJunction, student developers build apps to improve campus life

Widely used apps Hotspot and TigerJunction (ReCal+) have entirely different functions, but both aim to improve an aspect of campus life. In contrast to most student-facing apps built in COS 333: Advanced Programming Techniques, these two applications were created independently on students’ own time.

Widely used apps Hotspot and TigerJunction (ReCal+) have entirely different functions, but both aim to improve an aspect of campus life. In contrast to most student-facing apps built in COS 333: Advanced Programming Techniques, these two applications were created independently on students’ own time.

FEATURES | April 17

An image of a dining hall with high ceilings adorned with chandeliers. Wooden tables line each side of the room. Sunlight streams into the building. Students are seated one to a table and social distancing signings are present on the floor.

The COVID class: 2024 reflects on their time at Princeton

As the Class of 2024's time at Princeton draws to a close, the ‘Prince’ spoke to five seniors about their experience with COVID-19 at Princeton and how it impacted their class.

As the Class of 2024's time at Princeton draws to a close, the ‘Prince’ spoke to five seniors about their experience with COVID-19 at Princeton and how it impacted their class.

NEWS | April 16

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Genrietta Churbanova, John Freeman named valedictorian, salutatorian

The University named Genrietta Churbanova as the Class of 2024 valedictorian and John Freeman as the salutatorian on Monday, April 15. Churbanova is an Anthropology major from Little Rock, Ark., and Freeman is a Classics major from Chicago, Ill.

The University named Genrietta Churbanova as the Class of 2024 valedictorian and John Freeman as the salutatorian on Monday, April 15. Churbanova is an Anthropology major from Little Rock, Ark., and Freeman is a Classics major from Chicago, Ill.

NEWS | April 16

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Whig-Clio set to host first congressional primary candidate forum in its history

On Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m., Whig-Clio will host the first congressional primary candidate forum in its history, featuring four candidates running in the Democratic primary for the N.J.-03 Congressional District.

On Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m., Whig-Clio will host the first congressional primary candidate forum in its history, featuring four candidates running in the Democratic primary for the N.J.-03 Congressional District.

NEWS | April 16

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CJL welcomed disabled author Emily Ladau for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Shabbat

The Center for Jewish Life has run a Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Shabbat every year since 2019. This year’s speaker discussed her writing process, the idea of allyship, and her favorite musicals at the event on Friday.

The Center for Jewish Life has run a Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Shabbat every year since 2019. This year’s speaker discussed her writing process, the idea of allyship, and her favorite musicals at the event on Friday.

NEWS | April 15

A panel of three headshots of young women. From right to left: a young Black woman in a cap and gown smiles, a young Black woman smiles while standing in front of a window, and a young woman wearing a headscarf smiles.

Chebbi, Johnson, and Ugwonali advance to YAT general election

The three Young Alumni Trustee (YAT) candidates moving forward to the general election are Aisha Chebbi ’24, Sydney S. Johnson ’24, and Chioma Ugwonali ’24. The candidates won the primary election, coming out on top of a pool of 27 candidates.

The three Young Alumni Trustee (YAT) candidates moving forward to the general election are Aisha Chebbi ’24, Sydney S. Johnson ’24, and Chioma Ugwonali ’24. The candidates won the primary election, coming out on top of a pool of 27 candidates.

NEWS | April 12

A large crowd of students sit on a patch of green grass and look up at the sky with an old, brown stone building behind them.

Large crowds eclipse expectations for rare astronomical event

Massive groups of students and community members gathered at different events across Princeton’s campus and in town to view the first solar eclipse visible from this part of the country since 2017.

Massive groups of students and community members gathered at different events across Princeton’s campus and in town to view the first solar eclipse visible from this part of the country since 2017.

NEWS | April 8

Princeton baseball field seen from aerial view, along with gray football stadium and domed basketball court.

Baseball, softball fields to be displaced by new quantum building

Princeton baseball and softball teams will soon be relocated to the other side of Lake Carnegie due to campus construction. Clarke and Strubing Fields are being replaced by the Quantum Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering.

Princeton baseball and softball teams will soon be relocated to the other side of Lake Carnegie due to campus construction. Clarke and Strubing Fields are being replaced by the Quantum Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering.

NEWS | April 7