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Princeton student musicians find opportunity and relief through original music

Princeton student musicians write and record their own songs in communal studios or even dorm rooms, often debuting these songs on streaming platforms and at live venues on campus. Even among the challenges of Princeton, these students have made original music an integral part of their college experience. 

Princeton student musicians write and record their own songs in communal studios or even dorm rooms, often debuting these songs on streaming platforms and at live venues on campus. Even among the challenges of Princeton, these students have made original music an integral part of their college experience. 

FEATURES | February 1

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USG Senate confirms new members, passes position paper for midterm grading referendum

The Undergraduate Student Government held its first senate meeting of the term, with President Mayu Takeuchi ’23 and Vice President Hannah Kapoor ’23 taking the lead.

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held its first senate meeting of the term, with President Mayu Takeuchi ’23 and Vice President Hannah Kapoor ’23 taking the lead.

NEWS | January 31

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With the spring semester in full swing, campus positivity rate declines

COVID-19 positivity rate on campus declines as the semester kicks off, with dining halls providing grab-and-go options for the week ending Jan. 28. Regarding isolation housing capacity, no data has been provided.

COVID-19 positivity rate on campus declines as the semester kicks off, with dining halls providing grab-and-go options for the week ending Jan. 28. Regarding isolation housing capacity, no data has been provided.

NEWS | January 31

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As dining halls, Murray-Dodge Café return to in-person, students express anticipation

As campus dining returns to allow in-person dining on Jan. 31, Murray-Dodge Café is also slated to open on Jan. 31, and Coffee Club has been open since Jan. 24. All other retail locations — aside from the C-Store and Witherspoon’s, which remained open — will open on Feb. 7.  

As campus dining returns to allow in-person dining on Jan. 31, Murray-Dodge Café is also slated to open on Jan. 31, and Coffee Club has been open since Jan. 24. All other retail locations — aside from the C-Store and Witherspoon’s, which remained open — will open on Feb. 7.  

NEWS | January 31

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Princeton international students react to Biden announcement on STEM visa expansions

The new policy adds 22 new disciplines in the Optional Practical Training (OPT), permitting students in those degree programs to remain in the United States for as long as three years after graduation. 

The new policy adds 22 new disciplines in the Optional Practical Training (OPT), permitting students in those degree programs to remain in the United States for as long as three years after graduation.  

NEWS | January 26

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New study conducted by Princeton bioengineers holds promise for future artificial lung synthesis

The team of researchers, comprised of students and professors across several University departments, successfully replicated the lung development of the brown anole lizard in order to achieve this milestone.

The team of researchers, comprised of students and professors across several University departments, successfully replicated the lung development of the brown anole lizard in order to achieve this milestone.

NEWS | January 24

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University to allow all upperclassmen to remain in their residential colleges, regardless of dining affiliations

All residential colleges will house undergraduate students of all class years beginning in fall 2022. Residents of First College will be housed in New College West, and New College East will house upperclassmen from any prior residential college. 

All residential colleges will house undergraduate students of all class years beginning in fall 2022. Residents of First College will be housed in New College West, and New College East will house upperclassmen from any prior residential college. 

NEWS | January 24

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Olympian Allyson Felix discusses career, advocacy at Wintersession ‘Beyond the Resume’ event

“I wish that I had known at a younger age that there's a lesson to learn, like in every defeat, there's something that I could get better from, and then you move forward, you don't stay there,” the eleven-time Olympic medalist said at the Wintersession keynote event.

“I wish that I had known at a younger age that there's a lesson to learn, like in every defeat, there's something that I could get better from, and then you move forward, you don't stay there,” the eleven-time Olympic medalist said at the Wintersession keynote event.

NEWS | January 23

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Eating clubs prepare for partially in-person Street Week

Clubs are using a hybrid format to host Bicker in line with University regulations — including the rule which currently limits in-person social gatherings to under 20 students.

Clubs are using a hybrid format to host Bicker in line with University regulations — including the rule which currently limits in-person social gatherings to under 20 students.

NEWS | January 23

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Students testing positive for COVID-19 may be asked to isolate in their own dorms

Priority for isolation housing will be given to students with roommates, as the University anticipates that the “need for isolation space will exceed the capacity of the University’s designated isolation facilities,” according to an email from University Health Services.

Priority for isolation housing will be given to students with roommates, as the University anticipates that the “need for isolation space will exceed the capacity of the University’s designated isolation facilities,” according to an email from University Health Services.

NEWS | January 23

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After virtual town hall, some graduate students push back on University's COVID-19 plans

In the town hall, University administrators re-emphasized that classes will not have an option to move to a virtual or hybrid format, despite an expected rise in COVID-19 cases as undergraduate students return to campus.

In the town hall, University administrators re-emphasized that classes will not have an option to move to a virtual or hybrid format, despite an expected rise in COVID-19 cases as undergraduate students return to campus.

NEWS | January 15

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Travel guidelines lifted for undergraduate students to allow domestic travel outside Mercer County and Plainsboro

The announcement cited “a welcome decrease in the spread of COVID-19” in communities outside Princeton. University-sanctioned travel guidelines will remain in place, with international travel still prohibited for undergraduates. 

The announcement cited “a welcome decrease in the spread of COVID-19” in communities outside Princeton. University-sanctioned travel guidelines will remain in place, with international travel still prohibited for undergraduates. 

NEWS | January 15

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University administrators discuss return to campus and COVID-19 protocols during Town Hall

Administrators emphasized that the policies for the semester remain “very much in progress,“ as students will be required to follow travel and social gathering requirements through at least mid-February.

Administrators emphasized that the policies for the semester remain “very much in progress,“ as students will be required to follow travel and social gathering requirements through at least mid-February.

NEWS | January 5

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Princeton recommends some staff work remotely until Jan. 31 as cases rise among faculty and staff

The overall campus positivity rate currently sits at just over 5 percent for the week of Dec. 25-31 and the campus risk status has been elevated to “High,” according to the University dashboard.

The overall campus positivity rate currently sits at just over 5 percent for the week of Dec. 25-31 and the campus risk status has been elevated to “High,” according to the University dashboard.

NEWS | January 5

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Pandemic Podcast | Episode 2: Speaking with International Students impacted by new policies; what it’s like in isolation

On this Daybreak special series, we’re taking you through the last few weeks of Princeton’s Fall 2021 semester. On this episode, International Email(s) and Isolation, we spoke with members of Princeton’s international student community about how the University’s emails about winter break policy impacted them. We also sat down with students in isolation housing to ask them about the experience. 

On this Daybreak special series, we’re taking you through the last few weeks of Princeton’s Fall 2021 semester. On this episode, International Email(s) and Isolation, we spoke with members of Princeton’s international student community about how the University’s emails about winter break policy impacted them. We also sat down with students in isolation housing to ask them about the experience. 

PODCAST | December 27