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Extend the P/D/F deadline

Like it or not, grades are a way by which society evaluates us, but Princeton can alleviate the burden in this unusual semester by giving us the full ability, through an extended PDF deadline, to choose which grades we reveal while navigating the challenges of online learning.

April 12
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

We need a student ‘utilities’ bill

The practices which Princeton employs currently — to make every service free, regardless of the resources used — are cultivating a wasteful mindset among us undergraduates which will end up costing us and the Earth more after graduation. Instead of allowing its students to be willfully ignorant within the Orange Bubble, the University should begin charging us on a usage basis, teaching us to be more conscientious and responsible citizens of this planet while helping us to save money in the long run.

December 8
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

The dangers of quantification

There are certainly benefits to statistics and dollar amounts – they help us make quick assessments of the worth of a project or the costs of certain actions. Yet it is also up to us to constantly remember what is lost in the quantification process and to learn to recognize and communicate those losses when we can. 

October 16

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