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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

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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

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Students line up outside of the Rockefeller College Dining Hall on Feb. 1.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Socially distant Campus Dining faces mixed reviews from student body

While many individuals who spoke with the ‘Prince’ offered praise for servers, janitors, and other employees in the dining halls, many expressed frustration with the quality, variety, and quantity of the food, viewing current offerings as a decline  from years past.

While many individuals who spoke with the ‘Prince’ offered praise for servers, janitors, and other employees in the dining halls, many expressed frustration with the quality, variety, and quantity of the food, viewing current offerings as a decline from years past.

NEWS | February 18

Cottage Club, one of the eating clubs at Princeton
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian 

70 percent of sophomores participate in Street Week

While the unprecedented virtual Bicker had its share of difficulties and glitches, bickerees contacted for this article all concurred that eating club staff and members did a good job adapting the age-old Princeton tradition of Bicker to virtual platforms in light of current circumstances.

While the unprecedented virtual Bicker had its share of difficulties and glitches, bickerees contacted for this article all concurred that eating club staff and members did a good job adapting the age-old Princeton tradition of Bicker to virtual platforms in light of current circumstances.

NEWS | February 17

Marissa Michaels / The Daily Princetonian

Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness talks authenticity and self-acceptance

In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by activist Ashlee Marie Preston, Van Ness gave advice on how to set boundaries, practice self-acceptance, and help others authentically.

In a wide-ranging conversation moderated by activist Ashlee Marie Preston, Van Ness gave advice on how to set boundaries, practice self-acceptance, and help others authentically. 

NEWS | February 1

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Major snowstorm on first day of classes causes campus closure

Campus remains closed for all non-essential staff as snow continues. Dining halls and COVID-19 testing facilities remain open, while classes have moved fully online and libraries, athletic facilities, and study spaces have closed.

Campus remains closed for all non-essential staff as snow continues. Dining halls and COVID-19 testing facilities remain open, while classes have moved fully online and libraries, athletic facilities, and study spaces have closed.

NEWS | February 1

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Prospect Student Ventures receives $110k for investment in entrepreneurship

The funding intends to cover three years of investments in student entrepreneurship, with investments ranging between $1,000 and $10,000 for each student startup.

The funding intends to cover three years of investments in student entrepreneurship, with investments ranging between $1,000 and $10,000 for each student startup.

NEWS | January 28

A sign promoting social distancing in front of Blair Arch.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

2,887 undergraduates return to campus, begin mandatory testing and quarantine

Students report satisfaction with “safe, smooth, and efficient” COVID-19 test at Jadwin Gym, offer mixed reviews on bagged meals, and hope that fellow students adhere to University-mandated health and safety guidelines.

Students report satisfaction with “safe, smooth, and efficient” COVID-19 test at Jadwin Gym, offer mixed reviews on bagged meals, and hope that fellow students adhere to University-mandated health and safety guidelines.

NEWS | January 28

Vlog: Princeton move-in during a pandemic

As students arrive on campus for the second semester, move-in procedures have shifted significantly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including frequent testing, social distancing protocols, and arrival quarantines for the safety of the community. Follow along with Assistant News Editor Katherine Dailey.

As students arrive on campus for the second semester, move-in procedures have shifted significantly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including frequent testing, social distancing protocols, and arrival quarantines for the safety of the community. Follow along with Assistant News Editor Katherine Dailey.

VIDEO | January 25

The intricacies of Indigenous identity and environmental racism | The Orange Table Ep. 5

A candid and personal conversation with Keely Toledo ’22 and Jessica Lambert ’22, co-leaders of Natives at Princeton. The table discusses issues facing the Native community at the University today and how they can be addressed. 

A candid and personal conversation with Keely Toledo ’22 and Jessica Lambert ’22, co-leaders of Natives at Princeton. The table discusses issues facing the Native community at the University today and how they can be addressed. 

VIDEO | January 17

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‘No out-of-pocket costs’ for full financial aid students under Cap and Gown Club’s new policy

For students on financial aid, the policy will cover the difference between Princeton’s upperclass board rate of $9,250 and Cap and Gown’s member charges, which were $9,470 for the 2019–20 academic year.

For students on financial aid, the policy will cover the difference between Princeton’s upperclass board rate of $9,250 and Cap and Gown’s member charges, which were $9,470 for the 2019–2020 academic year.

NEWS | December 21

Professor Robert George.
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Prof. Robert George’s views on gender come under fire after controversial Twitter poll

Prominent conservative professor Robert P. George received backlash on social media last week after posting a poll that questioned pronoun usage, which multiple students who spoke to The Daily Princetonian found transphobic and invalidating of nonbinary and gender-nonconforming experiences. With this latest dispute, the University community continues to grapple with reconciling free speech and inclusivity, particularly when those missions seem at odds. 

Prominent conservative professor Robert P. George received backlash on social media last week after posting a poll that questioned pronoun usage, which multiple students who spoke to The Daily Princetonian found transphobic and invalidating of nonbinary and gender-nonconforming experiences. With this latest dispute, the University community continues to grapple with reconciling free speech and inclusivity, particularly when those missions seem at odds. 

NEWS | December 21

The logos of three student podcasts: Outside the Orange Bubble, P’s in a Pod, and Tiger Cafe.
Courtesy of Outside the Orange Bubble, P’s in a Pod, and Tiger Cafe.

A coffee shop in the cloud: Student podcasters recreate campus environment virtually

The Daily Princetonian sat down with the creators of three student podcasts: Tiger Cafe, Outside the Orange Bubble, and P’s in a Pod. From interviewing President Eisgruber to forming friendships with peers they have never met in person, these students shared stories of community, connection, and creativity.

The Daily Princetonian sat down with the creators of three student podcasts: Tiger Cafe, Outside the Orange Bubble, and P’s in a Pod. From interviewing President Eisgruber to forming friendships with peers they have never met in person, these students shared stories of community, connection, and creativity.

FEATURES | December 20

The Louis A. Simpson Building, which houses the Davis International Center.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton ‘not optimistic’ about international travel this summer

The University is not optimistic about international travel this summer, despite recent vaccination advancements. A final decision on international University-sponsored travel in summer 2021 will be made in May.

The University is not optimistic about international travel this summer, despite recent vaccination advancements. A final decision on international University-sponsored travel in summer 2021 will be made in May.

NEWS | December 20