Imagine what it would be like to be cast out in a world that is at your throat. A world in which the most capable, wealthy nation has shut its borders to you.
In 1939, the United States turned away 900 Jewish refugees on the MS St. Louis fleeing Nazi Germany. The ship returned to Europe, where around 250 of its passengers died in concentration camps.
Former Speaker of the House Daniel Monihyn used to say that “everyone is entitled to their own opinion but not to their own facts.” Apparently this is no longer the case with the White House. Unfortunately, this has not been the case on many college campuses for a long time.
“Post-truth” was just announced as the Oxford English Dictionary word of the year. Before you say “wait, that’s two words, not one,” you should be more unsettled about its meaning.
The vast majority of first-year students feel the incredible pressure to develop some “practical” skills during their four years at Princeton.
Now that the frenzy of frosh week has died down, Lawnparties has passed, and classes have (at last) begun for real, a different kind of frenzy is beginning to set in on Princeton’s campus.I’ve found myself oscillating between frenetic work and baggy-eyed late (or very early) nights on one hand, and on the other, the desire to check out and spend every interval of time developing my FIFA and napping skills, skipping readings, and Sparknote-ing before precept.