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Yende Mangum ‘24, a member of the Princeton Pianists Ensemble.
Julian Gottfried / The Daily Princetonian

The Pianists of Princeton

The Princeton Pianists Ensemble (PPE) – everyone’s heard about it. And how could they not? The group is self-described as “one of the only performing groups on the planet where you’ll ever see five pianos on a stage,“ and they certainly live this up, with their concerts for not quite dozens of hands. That is, they live it up in a normal year. But what happens during a pandemic? In the following photos, we’ll catch up (visually) with some of PPE's members, and we'll explore how the group is managing these unprecedented times.  

Click here if not redirected The Princeton Pianists Ensemble (PPE) – everyone’s heard about it. And how could they not? The group is self-described as “one of the only performing groups on the planet where you’ll ever see five pianos on a stage,“ and they certainly live this up, with their concerts for not quite dozens of hands. That is, they live it up in a normal year. But what happens during a pandemic? In the following photos, we’ll catch up (visually) with some of PPE's members, and we'll explore how the group is managing these unprecedented times.  

VISUAL ESSAY | May 3

Trees near Guyot Hall have dropped most of their blossoms as the end of the spring semester nears. 
Samantha Lopez-Rico / The Daily Princetonian

This Week in Photos: April 26–May 2

This week, members of the Princeton community protested the University’s handling of the remains of the 1985 MOVE police bombing victims. More flowers bloomed across campus as students finished classes. Renovations at the Princeton Art Museum have brought constant construction to the center of campus. 

This week, members of the Princeton community protested the University’s handling of the remains of the 1985 MOVE police bombing victims. More flowers bloomed across campus as students finished classes. Renovations at the Princeton Art Museum have brought constant construction to the center of campus.   

VISUAL ESSAY | May 2

Princeton resident Ted Politis enjoys a warm afternoon, reading on a bench beneath a magnolia tree near Pyne Hall.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

This Week in Photos: April 12–25

Over the past two weeks, spring flowers bloomed as magnolia petals fell. Sophomore students celebrated declaring their concentrations with Declaration Day photos, and Divest Princeton hosted a rally at Nassau Hall.

Over the past two weeks, spring flowers bloomed as magnolia petals fell. Sophomore students celebrated declaring their concentrations with Declaration Day photos, and Divest Princeton hosted a rally at Nassau Hall. 

VISUAL ESSAY | April 25

Flowers along the tow path near Lake Carnegie.
Samantha Lopez-Rico / The Daily Princetonian

Sustainability initiatives and the Princeton landscape

To achieve climate neutrality by 2046, Princeton plans to implement geothermal exchange systems along with the construction of new residential and athletic facilities. These sustainability projects hope to preserve the natural ecosystems in the area. 

To achieve climate neutrality by 2046, Princeton plans to implement geothermal exchange systems along with the construction of new residential and athletic facilities. These sustainability projects hope to preserve the natural ecosystems in the area. 

VISUAL ESSAY | April 21

Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian

Natural beauty on Princeton’s campus

In the spring, tourists frequent Princeton’s grounds, taking pictures of its renowned college gothic architecture. This Earth Day, take a moment to look closely at another beautiful part of campus: blooming flowers, leafing trees, and the occasional critter scampering around. Follow along with our photographers as they show you the beauty in Princeton’s own backyard. 

In the spring, tourists frequent Princeton’s grounds, taking pictures of its renowned college gothic architecture. This Earth Day, take a moment to look closely at another beautiful part of campus: blooming flowers, leafing trees, and the occasional critter scampering around. Follow along with our photographers as they show you the beauty in Princeton’s own backyard. 

VISUAL ESSAY | April 21

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Wendy Ho / The Daily Princetonian

Visual Essay: CONTACT Training

Wendy Ho discusses CONTACT, a student volunteer group that works with mental health and suicide prevention hotlines, and helping people undergoing difficult times. 

Wendy Ho discusses CONTACT, a student volunteer group that works with mental health and suicide prevention hotlines, and helping people undergoing difficult times.  

VISUAL ESSAY | April 1

Crowds attended a Stop Asian Hate rally and vigil on Saturday in response to the killings in Atlanta earlier this month. Rally-goers held up homemade signs calling for the dismantling of systemic racism and asking for the community’s support.
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian

This Week in Photos: March 22–28

This week, students and the Princeton community responded to the killings in Atlanta and called on the University to divest from fossil fuels. Students stood up to verbally abusive street preachers on Washington St. Finally, the arrival of spring brought some nicer weather to campus. 

This week, students and the Princeton community responded to the killings in Atlanta and called on the University to divest from fossil fuels. Students stood up to verbally abusive street preachers on Washington St. Finally, the arrival of spring brought some nicer weather to campus.  

VISUAL ESSAY | March 28

Protestors hold up a sign in front of Nassau Hall. 
Candace Do / The Daily Princetonian

This Week in Photos: February 8–14

This week, members of the Princeton community protested, asking the University to share their COVID-19 resources. More snow fell, and students went about the second week of classes with social distancing measures in place.  

This week, members of the Princeton community protested, asking the University to share their COVID-19 resources. More snow fell, and students went about the second week of classes with social distancing measures in place. 

VISUAL ESSAY | February 14

Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Carousel: Arriving at Jadwin Gym

Today, many students arrived on campus for the spring semester. Before entering their Arrival Quarantine, undergraduates stopped by Jadwin Gym to submit a saliva sample for COVID-19 testing. Here's an inside look.

Today, many students arrived on campus for the spring semester. Before entering their Arrival Quarantine, undergraduates stopped by Jadwin Gym to submit a saliva sample for COVID-19 testing. Here's an inside look.

VISUAL ESSAY | January 16