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A review of some of this year’s new Wintersession courses

HUMOR: Over the course of five days, Princeton played host to the third annual Competitive Meditation Competition, where people from around the world competed in various events, demonstrating incredible feats of spiritual enlightenment.

HUMOR: Over the course of five days, Princeton played host to the third annual Competitive Meditation Competition, where people from around the world competed in various events, demonstrating incredible feats of spiritual enlightenment.


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Department of Comparative Literature continues to compare literature

HUMOR:  Founded in 1920 with a donation from eccentric billionaire John D. Rockefeller Jr., the Department of Comparative Literature’s mission is to “compare works of literature on the basis of size, weight, taste, flammability, and any other observable characteristic you can imagine.”

HUMOR:  Founded in 1920 with a donation from eccentric billionaire John D. Rockefeller Jr., the Department of Comparative Literature’s mission is to “compare works of literature on the basis of size, weight, taste, flammability, and any other observable characteristic you can imagine.”


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Inspired by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s courage, Princeton student drops class after failing exam

HUMOR: Gilmore described his decision as based on principle, and not having anything to do with him getting a 19 percent on his last exam, which is also Senator Sinema’s favorability rating among likely Democratic primary voters.

HUMOR: Gilmore described his decision as based on principle, and not having anything to do with him getting a 19 percent on his last exam, which is also Senator Sinema’s favorability rating among likely Democratic primary voters.


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CDC concerned with rise of a cappella groups on campus

HUMOR: “Our concern is that the virus could mutate,” University Health Services said in an emailed statement. “It starts with an increase in a cappella groups, but then they become glee clubs. Before you know it, your campus is overrun with barbershop quartets.”

HUMOR: “Our concern is that the virus could mutate,” University Health Services said in an emailed statement. “It starts with an increase in a cappella groups, but then they become glee clubs. Before you know it, your campus is overrun with barbershop quartets.”


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TigerHub celebrates 150th anniversary

HUMOR: At the time of TigerHub’s founding, students originally had no say in the courses they took at Princeton. Undergraduates followed a set curriculum that included courses like Predictive Eschatology, Marital Discipline, and Math for Masculine Men. These courses were discontinued in 1873, 1920, and 2018, respectively.

HUMOR: At the time of TigerHub’s founding, students originally had no say in the courses they took at Princeton. Undergraduates followed a set curriculum that included courses like Predictive Eschatology, Marital Discipline, and Math for Masculine Men. These courses were discontinued in 1873, 1920, and 2018, respectively.


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University announces new Wawa dining plan

HUMOR: The Princeton Wawa will be renamed in honor of Chip N. Pretsel ’24, who survived all four years at Princeton subsisting on nothing but Flaming Hot Cheetos and Arizona Iced Tea purchased from Wawa. Pretsel is also the namesake of Princeton Medical Center’s new kidney transplant center.

HUMOR: The Princeton Wawa will be renamed in honor of Chip N. Pretsel ’24, who survived all four years at Princeton subsisting on nothing but Flaming Hot Cheetos and Arizona Iced Tea purchased from Wawa. Pretsel is also the namesake of Princeton Medical Center’s new kidney transplant center.


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Princeton students insist they always read U.S. News

HUMOR: Inspired by the long-standing passion of U.S. News readers in the campus community, the University is considering making U.S. News article “10 Fall Decor Ideas From the Pros” next year’s pre-read.

HUMOR: Inspired by the long-standing passion of U.S. News readers in the campus community, the University is considering making U.S. News article “10 Fall Decor Ideas From the Pros” next year’s pre-read.


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