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Student Life

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Who leads the key student groups on campus?

Coffee Club, the Performing Arts Council, Acaprez, the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, and the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club are five clubs that have over the years attained an extensive influence at the University. The ‘Prince’ interviewed the leaders of these groups to learn more about their roles and their clubs’ noticeable presence on campus.

Coffee Club, the Performing Arts Council, Acaprez, the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, and the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club are five clubs that have over the years attained an extensive influence at the University. The 'Prince' interviewed the leaders of these groups to learn more about their roles and their clubs’ noticeable presence on campus.

NEWS | September 29

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Princeton consulting clubs reflect on pro-bono culture in light of compensation debates

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business recently became one of the first universities to ban student-run consulting clubs from charging fees.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business recently became one of the first universities to ban student-run consulting clubs from charging fees.

NEWS | September 28

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Crowded field of Class Council candidates promise increased social events, advocacy for students

Despite there being almost 140 fewer students in the Class of 2027 than 2026, 23 candidates ran for class council in the Class of 2027, double the number of the 12 candidates who ran for class council for the Class of 2026.

Despite there being almost 140 fewer students in the Class of 2027 than 2026, 23 candidates ran for class council in the Class of 2027, double the number of the 12 candidates who ran for class council for the Class of 2026.

NEWS | September 27

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Sparks fly between two scooters, cause fire in Whitman basement

Campus saw two incidents that required the attention of the fire department — one after a scooter spun out of control in Whitman and another after an oven at Wawa caught fire.

Campus saw two incidents that required the attention of the fire department — one after a scooter spun out of control in Whitman and another after an oven at Wawa caught fire.

NEWS | September 25

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University policies stir confusion among students as COVID-19 spreads on campus

According to Ziegler, “the University has no plans to reinstate any previous protocols, but continues to encourage members of the campus community to stay up-to-date on COVID vaccines, test when sick, and follow the protocols for positive test results or known exposure.”

According to Ziegler, “the University has no plans to reinstate any previous protocols, but continues to encourage members of the campus community to stay up-to-date on COVID vaccines, test when sick, and follow the protocols for positive test results or known exposure.”

NEWS | September 21

Members of the Undergraduate Student Government sit in a room on campus to discuss the budget for the year.

Massive USG budget increase goes to Lawnparties, Alcohol Initiative

Walker Penfield ’25 presented the fall budget, with a starting amount of $585,755 dollars for the semester. The allocation comes following an increase in student activities fees from $45.50 dollars to $95.50 dollars for the current school year. 

Walker Penfield ’25 presented the fall budget, with a starting amount of $585,755 dollars for the semester. The allocation comes following an increase in student activities fees from $45.50 dollars to $95.50 dollars for the current school year. 

NEWS | September 17

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New ‘drunk meal’ food truck will hit the streets Sept. 21

Campus dining will unveil a late-night food truck this weekend, open Thursday through Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. The change comes following an adjustment to Frist Campus Center's hours, which now closes at 2 a.m. instead of 3 a.m.

Campus dining will unveil a late-night food truck this weekend, open Thursday through Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. The change comes following an adjustment to Frist Campus Center's hours, which now closes at 2 a.m. instead of 3 a.m.

NEWS | September 17

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Firestone Library expands hours on weekends following calls from students

Firestone Library will open earlier on weekends following calls for the library to expand its hours. Students will now have access to Firestone on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8 a.m., rather than 11 a.m.

Firestone Library will open earlier on weekends following calls for the library to expand its hours. Students will now have access to Firestone on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8 a.m., rather than 11 a.m.

NEWS | September 17

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Late meal is now just ‘meal’ as hours expand

Campus dining expanded the hours for late meal, which will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch and 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. after dinner, with a newly increased allowance of nine dollars and fifty cents.

Campus dining expanded the hours for late meal, which will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch and 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. after dinner, with a newly increased allowance of nine dollars and fifty cents.

NEWS | September 12

Students dance to headliner Loud Luxury at Lawnparties on the Frist North Lawn.

Lack of lightning lets Loud Luxury liven up Lawnparties

Thunderstorms began in the morning, but the precipitation halted in the early afternoon, leaving enough time for a relatively rain-free day of festivities, including photos at the fountain in front of Robertson Hall, parties on Prospect Avenue, and a headlining performance by EDM duo Loud Luxury.

Thunderstorms began in the morning, but the precipitation halted in the early afternoon, leaving enough time for a relatively rain-free day of festivities, including photos at the fountain in front of Robertson Hall, parties on Prospect Avenue, and a headlining performance by EDM duo Loud Luxury.

NEWS | September 11

A photo of parents taking pictures of the graduating students clad in black caps and gowns as they walk into the Chapel.

A year after Caterpillar, the Class of 2023 spreads their wings

The Daily Princetonian took a look at a few graduating members of the class of 2023, hoping to catch a glimpse of what may be in store for these young alumni as they enter public life. These figures were all key actors in campus advocacy as students and come from a variety of places on the political spectrum.

The Daily Princetonian took a look at a few graduating members of the class of 2023, hoping to catch a glimpse of what may be in store for these young alumni as they enter public life. These figures were all key actors in campus advocacy as students and come from a variety of places on the political spectrum.

NEWS | September 8

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Fans run out before distribution begins amid intense heat wave

Due to the heat wave, Housing Operations announced that it would give out fans to students. At the hand-out, however, fans ran out before the allotted pick-up time even began.

Due to the heat wave, Housing Operations announced that it would give out fans to students. At the hand-out, however, fans ran out before the allotted pick-up time even began.

NEWS | September 8

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Community Living Advisors, explained

This year — for the first time — there is a new set of advisors on the scene: Community Living Advisors (CLAs). Unlike RCAs, CLAs focus primarily on helping upperclass students, namely sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Daily Princetonian is here to help you better understand their role. 

This year — for the first time — there is a new set of advisors on the scene: Community Living Advisors (CLAs). Unlike RCAs, CLAs focus primarily on helping upperclass students, namely sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Daily Princetonian is here to help you better understand their role. 

NEWS | September 7

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As class sizes expand, Nassau Hall becomes the center of Opening Exercises

For the second year in a row, Opening Exercises were held in front of Nassau Hall, rather than their traditional location of the University Chapel, signaling a historic change in the ceremony that marks the beginning of students’ academic careers.

For the second year in a row, opening exercises were held in front of Nassau Hall, rather than their traditional location of the University Chapel, signaling a historic change in the ceremony that marks the beginning of students’ academic careers.

NEWS | September 6

A map of Princeton's campus with PEV restricted zones overlaid in red.

New restrictions aim to dramatically curtail e-vehicle use across campus

According to the campus message, this tightened policy comes after a “formal review” conducted by the Environmental Safety and Risk Management Committee. The message cites student body growth, increased use of PEVs, and reduced accessibility to pathways due to construction as exacerbating factors. 

According to the campus message, this tightened policy comes after a “formal review” conducted by the Environmental Safety and Risk Management Committee. The message cites student body growth, increased use of PEVs, and reduced accessibility to pathways due to construction as exacerbating factors.

NEWS | August 19

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40 undergrads reassigned rooms after Walker Hall converted to graduate housing

University spokesperson Ahmad Rizvi wrote that "larger-than-usual numbers of graduate students renewing their housing contracts for the coming academic year contributed to the need to utilize Walker for graduate students.”

University spokesperson Ahmad Rizvi wrote that “larger-than-usual numbers of graduate students renewing their housing contracts for the coming academic year contributed to the need to utilize Walker for graduate students.”

NEWS | August 12