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Humans of Princeton | Andrew Mi

Ergene Kim ’23 sits down with Andrew Mi ’24 for an introspective look into his life as a Princeton student. They explore his background and interests while peeling back the layers on what it means to be a “typical” Princeton student. 

Ergene Kim ’23 sits down with Andrew Mi ’24 for an introspective look into his life as a Princeton student. They explore his background and interests while peeling back the layers on what it means to be a “typical” Princeton student. 

VIDEO | November 29

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Murray-Dodge Café shuts down ‘until further notice,’ Coffee Club closed until Thursday

Students attributed the temporary café closures to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, which reached a semester-high before Thanksgiving break.

Students attributed the temporary café closures to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, which reached a semester-high before Thanksgiving break.

NEWS | November 29

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Bringing back Broadway: Princeton artists and students return to New York City theaters

After months with the curtains drawn closed, theaters in New York City have finally been welcoming back artists and audiences. Among the returners are Princeton’s students and professional artists who are excited to be in the room yet also cognizant that so much has changed for live theater.

After months with the curtains drawn closed, theaters in New York City have finally been welcoming back artists and audiences. Among the returners are Princeton’s students and professional artists who are excited to be in the room yet also cognizant that so much has changed for live theater.

THE PROSPECT | November 28

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Princeton increases testing frequency, limits social gatherings amid Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge

Masking guidelines will also remain in place for the remainder of the semester as campus cases increase risk status to “Moderate to High.” Students will be required to test as soon as they return to campus, and to submit two tests per week for the remainder of the semester.

Masking guidelines will also remain in place for the remainder of the semester as campus cases increase risk status to “Moderate to High.” Students will be required to test as soon as they return to campus, and to submit two tests per week for the remainder of the semester.

NEWS | November 27

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Princeton sees semester’s largest uptick in COVID cases as students depart for Thanksgiving

University-wide COVID-19 positive cases have spiked to their highest levels this semester, and multiple eating clubs reported COVID-positive attendees at events this past weekend, leading to concern among students leaving campus prior to Thanksgiving break.

University-wide COVID-19 positive cases have spiked to their highest levels this semester, and multiple eating clubs reported COVID-positive attendees at events this past weekend, leading to concern among students leaving campus prior to Thanksgiving break.

NEWS | November 23

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A Renaissance Man with Pranav Iyer

In this episode we discuss finding an identity when you come from multiple cultures, the experience of an eating club president, ways to find time for yourself, and much more!

In this episode we discuss finding an identity when you come from multiple cultures, the experience of an eating club president, ways to find time for yourself, and much more!

PODCAST | November 23

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Multiple community members report being struck by vehicles, spurring pedestrian safety concerns

At least four people — including one undergraduate student, two graduate students, and one staff member — have been struck by cars on and around campus in the past two months. Concerns for pedestrian safety have become visible in the Princeton community lately, including at a recent CPUC meeting. 

At least four people — including one undergraduate student, two graduate students, and one staff member — have been struck by cars on and around campus in the past two months. Concerns for pedestrian safety have become visible in the Princeton community lately, including at a recent CPUC meeting. 

NEWS | November 22

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‘Bookended by a bonfire’: Tigers take home Ivy League title for first time since 2018

The football team lit the bonfire pile, and after a few minutes, flames erupted — prompting cheers from the crowd. Smoke rose and blurred the view of East Pyne Hall.

The football team lit the bonfire pile, and after a few minutes, flames erupted — prompting cheers from the crowd. Smoke rose and blurred the view of East Pyne Hall.

NEWS | November 22

Spelling Bees

The bee's knees: Spelling bees and pop culture

In conversation with Dev Jaiswal ’23, Contributing Writer Clara McWeeny explores what makes spelling bees so compelling and the Scripps National Spelling Bee in particular a cultural force, driving memes and national media attention.

In conversation with Dev Jaiswal ’23, Contributing Writer Clara McWeeny explores what makes spelling bees so compelling and the Scripps National Spelling Bee in particular a cultural force, driving memes and national media attention.

THE PROSPECT | November 21

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University and town recognize veterans with service and reception

The University and town communities came together to celebrate Veteran’s Day in a ceremony that featured speeches from Mayor Mark Freda and current students who are veterans.

The University and town communities came together to celebrate Veteran’s Day in a ceremony that featured speeches from Mayor Mark Freda and current students who are veterans.

NEWS | November 18

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To listen, to learn: lessons from interfaith dialogue within Office of Religious Life

The University’s Religious Life Council (RLC) hosted an event they dubbed “Speed Faithing,” a play on speed dating that aimed to foster interfaith community building. Students were encouraged to be as silly or profound as they wished in answering questions like, “What is your definition of love?” This event is part of the RLC’s larger initiative to foster interpersonal understanding on campus.

The University’s Religious Life Council (RLC) hosted an event they dubbed “Speed Faithing,” a play on speed dating that aimed to foster interfaith community building. Students were encouraged to be as silly or profound as they wished in answering questions like, “What is your definition of love?” This event is part of the RLC’s larger initiative to foster interpersonal understanding on campus.

FEATURES | November 17

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Look Mom, I Discovered a Planet! with Julia Berndtsson

In this episode we discuss Julia’s potential discovery of the first planet outside the Milky Way, finding a major you’re passionate about, the transition from Sweden to America, and much more! 

In this episode we discuss Julia’s potential discovery of the first planet outside the Milky Way, finding a major you’re passionate about, the transition from Sweden to America, and much more!  

PODCAST | November 8

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Can't bring back the past? Of course we can: a Roaring 20s ball for the Classes of the 2020s

From fake pearls to 1920s-themed appetizers, Princeton’s “Roaring Twenties'' themed Orange and Black Ball on Nov. 4th  was filled with all the glitz and glam that many students missed coming out of a global pandemic. Despite the difficulties the OBB’s date presented for some students — who celebrated the Hindu religious festival Diwali on that night — the ball allegedly saw an attendance increase of about 500 students since the last time it was held two years ago.

From fake pearls to 1920s-themed appetizers, Princeton’s “Roaring Twenties'' themed Orange and Black Ball on Nov. 4th  was filled with all the glitz and glam that many students missed coming out of a global pandemic. Despite the difficulties the OBB’s date presented for some students — who celebrated the Hindu religious festival Diwali on that night — the ball allegedly saw an attendance increase of about 500 students since the last time it was held two years ago.

FEATURES | November 7

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Princeton a cappella returns to campus after a two-year hiatus

Gideon McFarland ’22 said that while Old NasSoul lost a lot during the pandemic, the time away gave the group space to evaluate itself and think intentionally about how to move forward: “I think it'll be a great year of new music and exciting performances and we can't wait to share it all with the campus community.”

Gideon McFarland ’22 said that while Old NasSoul lost a lot during the pandemic, the time away gave the group space to evaluate itself and think intentionally about how to move forward: “I think it'll be a great year of new music and exciting performances and we can't wait to share it all with the campus community.”

THE PROSPECT | November 7

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Princeton announces new Indigenous initiatives

Jessica Lambert ’22, co-president of Natives at Princeton, says that many of the initiatives announced have been a long time in the making, and that it was largely the work of student and faculty advocates that made them possible.

Jessica Lambert ’22, co-president of Natives at Princeton, says that many of the initiatives announced have been a long time in the making, and that it was largely the work of student and faculty advocates that made them possible.

NEWS | November 4