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Harsimran Makkad


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A lot of different flowers make a bouquet: Reflecting on the past four years

“There is a famous proverb in Islam that says, ‘A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.’ Well, a lot of different buildings make a campus. A lot of different people make a community.” Just before graduation, Managing Editor Emerita Harsimran Makkad reflects on her four years at Princeton in The Prospect.

“There is a famous proverb in Islam that says, ‘A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.’ Well, a lot of different buildings make a campus. A lot of different people make a community.” Just before graduation, Managing Editor Emerita Harsimran Makkad reflects on her four years at Princeton in The Prospect.


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Reflecting on 2021: A message from the outgoing editors of the ‘Prince’

The outgoing Managing Editors and Editor-in-Chief reflect on a complicated year for the 'Prince' and highlight some of their favorite moments 

The outgoing Managing Editors and Editor-in-Chief reflect on a complicated year for the 'Prince' and highlight some of their favorite moments 


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Defending rigorous and truthful reporting

“Whether or not the POCC and Tory reverse their decision, we will — as we do with all of our reporting — take measures to ensure the story is as comprehensively and truthfully covered as possible and upholds high journalistic standards.”

“Whether or not the POCC and Tory reverse their decision, we will — as we do with all of our reporting — take measures to ensure the story is as comprehensively and truthfully covered as possible and upholds high journalistic standards.”


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‘This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for…’ The lessons I’ve learned as a Telephone Reassurance Volunteer

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Managing Editor Harsimran Makkad reflects on her time as a Telephone Reassurance Volunteer in the past year and a half and the lessons she’s learned from the elderly friends she’s made in the process.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Managing Editor Harsimran Makkad reflects on her time as a Telephone Reassurance Volunteer in the past year and a half and the lessons she’s learned from the elderly friends she’s made in the process.


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COVID-19 and ‘code red’: understanding the pandemic’s toll on frontline health care workers

Rather than watching the case count on The New York Times or other news outlets, I track the number of cases by the times we are what my family calls “code red,” when we handle clothing with gloves and disinfectant and maintain distance until my mother, an anesthesiologist, has showered.


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