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A conversation with Ron Miasnik ’22, Co-founder and CEO of Adora

Last week, it was announced that the Princeton student-led platform Adora had been acquired by Full Measure Education, a higher-education focused technology company. Daybreak sat down with CEO Ron Miasnik ’22 to talk about the process and learn his advice for other aspiring entrepreneurs.

Last week, it was announced that the Princeton student-led platform Adora had been acquired by Full Measure Education, a higher-education focused technology company. Daybreak sat down with CEO Ron Miasnik ’22 to talk about the process and learn his advice for other aspiring entrepreneurs.


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Change Princeton Now demands more from SPIA

On March 26, students from Change Princeton Now gathered in front of Robertson Hall to voice their demands to the School of Public and International Affairs and President Eisgruber. In this episode of Daybreak, reporters Hope Perry and Francesca Block attended the event to learn more from the organizers and other participants.

On March 2, graduate students from Change Princeton Now gathered in front of Robertson Hall to voice their demands to the School of Public and International Affairs and President Eisgruber ’83. In this episode of Daybreak, reporters Hope Perry and Francesca Block attended the event to learn more from the organizers and other participants.


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Charlie Volker's journey from Princeton track and football to Team USA bobsledding

During his time at Princeton, Charlie Volker ’19 was an All-Ivy football and track athlete. But after graduation, he left those sports behind in favor of something entirely new: Bobsledding. Daybreak sat down with Volker to talk about his transition to the sport, his training, and his hopes for making it to the Beijing Olympics in 2022. 

During his time at Princeton, Charlie Volker ’19 was an All-Ivy football and track athlete. But after graduation, he left those sports behind in favor of something entirely new: Bobsledding. Daybreak sat down with Volker to talk about his transition to the sport, his training, and his hopes for making it to the Beijing Olympics in 2022. 


Hanne Bortslap competing in the pole vault 
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With the Ivy League season cancelled, Princeton track athletes turn elsewhere

On February 18, the Ivy League announced that it will not be holding spring athletic competitions. Today, sports reporter Wilson Conn speaks to junior pole vaulter Hanne Borstlap and senior triple jumper Kara Steele, two athletes on the women’s track team, about their reactions to the cancellation, and how they are planning to stay competitive without a season.

On February 18, the Ivy League announced that it will not be holding spring athletic competitions. Today, sports reporter Wilson Conn speaks to junior pole vaulter Hanne Borstlap and senior triple jumper Kara Steele, two athletes on the women’s track team, about their reactions to the cancellation, and how they are planning to stay competitive without a season.


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Alone in 1967 Hall: What it's like to test positive on Princeton's campus

Over 50 percent of the student body has resided on or near campus for the past month and a half. In that time, the University testing program has been in full swing. But what happens to students if they test positive for the coronavirus? We talked to Malcolm Blinder, a member of the class of 2022 who had that misfortune, to find out.  

Over 50 percent of the student body has resided on or near campus for the past month and a half. In that time, the University testing program has been in full swing. But what happens to students if they test positive for the coronavirus? We talked to Malcolm Blinder, a member of the class of 2022 who had that misfortune, to find out.  


"High-tension power transmission towers at twilight in North Texas" by David R. Tribble with an added Daybreak logo / CC-SA 3.0

What happened in Texas? Prof. Jesse Jenkins explains

Millions of Texans are spending days without power as an unanticipated cold snap brought deadly outages to the state’s electrical grid. We speak with professor Jesse Jenkins, a macro-scale energy systems engineer focused on the electricity sector, about what went wrong.

Millions of Texans are spending days without power as an unanticipated cold snap brought deadly outages to the state’s electrical grid. We speak with professor Jesse Jenkins, a macro-scale energy systems engineer focused on the electricity sector, about what went wrong.


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Can this algorithm help Princeton students find love?

Last month, The Marriage Pact survey promised to find students “their optimal marital back-up plans” through a mathematical algorithm. Today, on Valentine’s Day, we take a look at how the social experiment fared at Princeton.

Last month, The Marriage Pact survey promised to find students “their optimal marital back-up plans” through a mathematical algorithm. Today, on Valentine’s Day, we take a look at how the social experiment fared at Princeton.


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Looking back on the Georgia runoffs with Prof. LaFleur Stephens-Dougan

Just two weeks ago, Democrats took control of the Senate with Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff winning runoff elections in Georgia. In this episode, we break down how it happened. We’ll also speak with Politics professor LaFleur Stephens-Dougan about the consequences of this race for southern and black politics. 


President Trump speaking outside of the White House.
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Unpacking a historic impeachment

Yesterday, President Trump became the first President in U.S. history to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives. Before that historic moment, more than 300 historians and constitutional scholars, including seven Princeton faculty members, signed a joint statement in support of impeachment. Daybreak sat down with three of them to discuss the impeachment’s implications.

Yesterday, President Trump became the first President in U.S. history to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives. Before that historic moment, more than 300 historians and constitutional scholars, including seven Princeton faculty members, signed a joint statement in support of impeachment. Daybreak sat down with three of them to discuss the impeachment’s implications.


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