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Hot cocoa from six establishments in Princeton
TOP left to right: Starbucks, PJ's Pancake House
MIDDLE left to right: Halo Pub, Small World Coffee
BOTTOM left to right: The Bent Spoon, Milk & Cookies
Sydney Eck / The Daily Princetonian

We tried hot cocoa from 6 places in Princeton, so you don't have to

I sampled hot cocoa from six establishments in town: Small World Coffee, Halo Pub, The Bent Spoon, Starbucks, PJ’s Pancake House, and Milk & Cookies. I was shocked to find so many places serving this chocolaty treat. Every time I thought I had tried it all, I found more shops to explore! Now that winter is right around the corner, I recommend you all go out and get a steamy cup of cocoa to warm up. 


Clockwise from top left: Allie Mangel ’22, Karina Wugang ’24, Adrian Rogers ’23, and Emily Liushen ’22, surrounded by members of Princeton Camerata. 
Courtesy of Li Lin Photography

Princeton Camerata's ‘Reprise’: A celebration of the joy of music-making

The concert was an evening free of judgement and affectation, focused on the beauty of the music and the relationships between performers, rather than the stuffy practices of more traditional or formal concerts.  

The concert was an evening free of judgement and affectation, focused on the beauty of the music and the relationships between performers, rather than the stuffy practices of more traditional or formal concerts.  


From left to right: MacMillan (photo courtesy of Denise Applewhite / Office of Communications), Ressa (photo courtesy of Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian), and Manabe (photo courtesy of Denise Applewhite / Office of Communications).
Photo compilation: Annabelle Duval / The Daily Princetonian

Humor, vision, and drive: The road to a Nobel Prize, observed from the sidelines

“The week of Oct. 4, 2021 saw two Princeton University professors awarded Nobel prizes in Physics and Chemistry, and one alum the Nobel Peace Prize. Syukuro Manabe, David MacMillan, and Maria Ressa ’86 became household names within a week — but to some, they were known and revered long before the international accolades. The Daily Princetonian spoke with people close to the award winners — colleagues, students, and former classmates — to learn more about the people behind the achievements.”

“The week of Oct. 4, 2021 saw two Princeton University professors awarded Nobel prizes in Physics and Chemistry, and one alum the Nobel Peace Prize. Syukuro Manabe, David MacMillan, and Maria Ressa ’86 became household names within a week — but to some, they were known and revered long before the international accolades. The Daily Princetonian spoke with people close to the award winners — colleagues, students, and former classmates — to learn more about the people behind the achievements.”


Gluten-free desserts from multiple locations in Princeton
TOP left to right: granola bar from Sakrid Coffee Roasters, cookie and brownie from Milk & Cookies
MIDDLE left to right: cookies from Murray Dodge Cafe, desserts from Bread Boutique, cookie from Jammin’ Crepes
BOTTOM left to right: cookie and chocolate chip dessert from Small World Coffee, macaron from Chez Alice
Sydney Eck / The Daily Princetonian

We tried gluten-free desserts in Princeton so you don’t have to

Many of you may not know that I am celiac, meaning that I have to be gluten-free. While this is a fairly disappointing fact in the grand scheme of the world, I am comforted by the fact that there are still many places in Princeton to satisfy my sweet tooth. So for this installment of TTT, I reviewed gluten-free desserts in Princeton.  

Many of you may not know that I am celiac, meaning that I have to be gluten-free. While this is a fairly disappointing fact in the grand scheme of the world, I am comforted by the fact that there are still many places in Princeton to satisfy my sweet tooth. So for this installment of TTT, I reviewed gluten-free desserts in Princeton.   


A scene from the ending of "Sniper"
Sydney Eck / The Daily Princetonian

Theatre Intime’s first show is emotionally raw and complex, opening amid controversy and sparking conversation

“Sniper,” a play by Bonnie Culver, produced by Princeton’s Theatre Intime, is a compassionate telling of a story rife with grief and amorality. The play is a fictionalized portrayal of the life of a mass shooter and the irrevocable consequences of his actions. To carry the weight of such a sensitive narrative with grace and clarity is near impossible. The cast and crew of “Sniper” boldly shoulder this burden. 

“Sniper,” a play by Bonnie Culver, produced by Princeton’s Theatre Intime, is a compassionate telling of a story rife with grief and amorality. The play is a fictionalized portrayal of the life of a mass shooter and the irrevocable consequences of his actions. To carry the weight of such a sensitive narrative with grace and clarity is near impossible. The cast and crew of “Sniper” boldly shoulder this burden. 


A screenshot of the Princeton Parents Page Facebook group. 
Sydney Eck / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton parents are active on their Facebook page. Their children? Less than thrilled about it.

Many Princeton parents turn to Facebook, specifically the Princeton Parents Page, to keep in touch with their children’s lives and stay up to date on campus news. While some parents find it a helpful forum to share concerns, announce student accomplishments, and exchange advice, students express concerns about the group’s limited scope of discussions and encroachment on student privacy.

Many Princeton parents turn to Facebook, specifically the Princeton Parents Page, to keep in touch with their children’s lives and stay up to date on campus news. While some parents find it a helpful forum to share concerns, announce student accomplishments, and exchange advice, students express concerns about the group’s limited scope of discussions and encroachment on student privacy.


Iced lattes from six Princeton locations.
TOP left to right: Coffee Club, Rojo’s Roastery, Sakrid
BOTTOM left to right: Small World, Bread Boutique, Starbucks
Sydney Eck / The Daily Princetonian

We tried 6 iced lattes in Princeton so you don’t have to

I sampled sweet iced coffees from six establishments in town. In alphabetical order, they are Bread Boutique, the Coffee Club, Rojo’s Roastery, Sakrid Coffee Roasters, Small World Coffee, and Starbucks.

I sampled sweet iced coffees from six establishments in town. In alphabetical order, they are Bread Boutique, the Coffee Club, Rojo’s Roastery, Sakrid Coffee Roasters, Small World Coffee, and Starbucks.


Akaneh Wang / The Daily Princetonian

Coupling Up on Campus: “Romantic partners” navigate a hybrid semester

"This is easily the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,” said Elliot Lee '23 of his current relationship. In a time of enforced distance and isolation, couples, Residential College Advisors, a Peer Health Advisor, and one of the “Datamatch Supreme Cupids” weigh in on the challenges of campus dating.

"This is easily the happiest I’ve ever been in my life,” said Elliot Lee '23 of his current relationship. In a time of enforced distance and isolation, couples, Residential College Advisors, a Peer Health Advisor, and one of the “Datamatch Supreme Cupids” weigh in on the challenges of campus dating.


Sydney Peng / The Daily Princetonian

AAS professor Imani Perry on bridging creative and academic writing

Imani Perry is a Professor of African American Studies. She is affiliated with several departments and programs including the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Law and Public Affairs, and the University Center for Human Values. Free copies of her book “Breathe: A Letter to my Sons” were distributed in Summer 2020 to undergraduates who opted in as part of USG’s anti-racism book initiative. 

Imani Perry is a Professor of African American Studies. She is affiliated with several departments and programs including the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Law and Public Affairs, and the University Center for Human Values. Free copies of her book “Breathe: A Letter to my Sons” were distributed in Summer 2020 to undergraduates who opted in as part of USG’s anti-racism book initiative. 


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