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Vol. 111, No. 2

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Singing the night away

Singing the night away

By Jessica Lander ’10

Posted on July 1, 2010

All-nighters during exam period are routine, but on the first Wednesday of finals, 10 Princeton students pulled one of an unorthodox variety. They traded study sheets for songbooks, laptops for guitars, and the library’s fluorescent gloom...
Graduate-student humor;   Native American pride

Graduate-student humor; Native American pride

By Ben Fong GS

Posted on May 27, 2010

It wasn’t your typical graduate seminar in Lewis Thomas Lab, but then, it wasn’t your typical seminar speaker, either. Adam Ruben ’01, a molecular biology major who developed a standup comedy act while earning his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins,...
A Princeton test-drive; pursuing a DREAM (Act)

A Princeton test-drive; pursuing a DREAM (Act)

By David C. Walter ’11

Posted on May 9, 2010

The final and most crucial stage of the court­ship ritual known as “Princeton admissions” is also the shortest: Princeton Preview, two weekends in April when accepted students (or “pre-frosh”) test out the life they’d live as full-striped...
Bee Team creates buzz; a decade of dialogue

Bee Team creates buzz; a decade of dialogue

By Isia Jasiewicz ’10

Posted on Apr. 25, 2010

When a dozen members of the Princeton Bee Team arrived at the club’s apiary near the West Windsor fields off Washington Road on a sunny March Saturday, they split into two groups. One went inside the wooden enclosure to inspect the hive;...
Updating ‘Alice’; debating art

Updating ‘Alice’; debating art

By Jessica Lander ’10

Posted on Apr. 1, 2010

What if Alice, of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, were 21 instead of 12 and attended Princeton? The meeting with the Red Queen would become a Career Services appointment; Humpty Dumpty, a professor enthralled by close...
Snow daze; talking sex

Snow daze; talking sex

By David Walter ’10

Posted on Mar. 11, 2010

The Blizzard of Twenty-Ten, they’ll call it, The Day Princeton Stood Still. Classes: canceled. Precepts: canceled. Libraries: heroically kept open. But on Feb. 10, there little time to study. Though snow days are rare here (the last...
Spring term’s big draw: reading kids’ literature

Spring term’s big draw: reading kids’ literature

By Isia Jasiewicz ’10

Posted on Feb. 16, 2010

While some students are laboring over heavy tomes of Milton or Joyce in the spring term, others are enjoying slimmer, more colorful volumes — like Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin and Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are.   ENG 335:...

Creating a senior thesis, on the fly

By Angela Wu ’12

Posted on Feb. 16, 2010

“This is Zach –”   “— and this is Willie, and to get started, can we have a suggestion of anything, anything at all!” So began Zach & Willie, the theater-program thesis production of Zach Zimmerman ’10. For the first half of the show,...
Squaring off on grading;  ancient language lives on

Squaring off on grading; ancient language lives on

By Brian No ’10

Posted on Jan. 31, 2010

On a blustery December night, in the midst of end-of-term papers and problem sets, more than 100 students put aside their laptops to attend a standing-room-only parliamentary debate in Whig Hall. Only one topic could rile so many students...
A passion for Yiddish; minority mentors at WWS

A passion for Yiddish; minority mentors at WWS

By Jessica Lander ’10

Posted on Jan. 5, 2010

What do a prospective ecology and evolutionary biology major, a classics graduate student, a Woodrow Wilson School graduate student, and a retired physicist have in common? They all come together to speak Yiddish Tuesday nights at...
Student voices, unfiltered; scrutinizing hedge funds

Student voices, unfiltered; scrutinizing hedge funds

By David Walter ’11

Posted on Dec. 6, 2009

“Man,” wrote Oscar Wilde, “is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” In February 2008, The Daily Princetonian redesigned its Web site to allow anonymous commenting on all articles....

Noshing on noodles and new media

By Angela Wu ’12

Posted on Nov. 18, 2009

Over loaded plates of linguine and pork chops, about 15 students crowd around a dinner table above Butler College’s Wu Dining Hall. They’ve gathered to discuss the nebulous future of journalism – and to “geek out” over NPR’s This American...
Gender-neutral housing on its way

Gender-neutral housing on its way

By Isia Jasiewicz ’10

Posted on Nov. 12, 2009

The days before coeducation at Princeton never have seemed farther away, with the University’s announcement last month that it will offer gender-neutral housing as a pilot program in 2010­–11. Students are applauding the idea that, for the...
In support of veterans; from garden to table

In support of veterans; from garden to table

By Ben Fong GS

Posted on Oct. 30, 2009

Veterans Campaign, an organization formed by 20 graduate students, brought 75 military veterans from across the United States to a mid-September conference in Princeton to help prepare them to run for public office.   The idea came from...
Fresh look at the clubs; waxing philosophical

Fresh look at the clubs; waxing philosophical

By David Walter ’11

Posted on Oct. 16, 2009

Lawnparties, Sept. 20: On Prospect Avenue, all was well. Clothes were pastel. The sun shone bright and warm.   But as dusk drew its curtain on the end-of-summer blowout, one could just make out, on the horizon, something hazy, new,...

Working to cut students' printing output

By Isia Jasiewicz ’10

Posted on Oct. 5, 2009

In a single year, Princeton students use 10.6 million sheets of paper at University printers and copiers  — enough to cover nearly half of the 380-acre campus, and that’s not even counting the 42 million sheets used annually by the rest of...
‘Meet me at Campus Club ...’

‘Meet me at Campus Club ...’

By Angela Wu ’12

Posted on Oct. 4, 2009

For many undergraduates, campus nightlife is centered on Prospect Avenue, where eating-club parties often run into the early hours of the morning. But with the long-awaited re-launch of Campus Club, which opened as a student center in...
Launching the gap year; facing fears of swine flu

Launching the gap year; facing fears of swine flu

By Jessica Lander ’10

Posted on Sept. 19, 2009

Elizabeth Martin ’14 (briefly ’13) is packing. Sheets and pillowcases will not fill her duffle; a sleeping bag and mat will. Her plane ticket does not list New Jersey — ­instead, it reads India.   Martin is one of 20 students selected...
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