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Chewbacca Squirrel

Posted on 04.04.14 | by Layton Hopper
I think most students would agree with me when I say that Princeton is an incredibly safe place. Perhaps because the school is surrounded by quiet suburbia and protected by a very visible on campus police force, I had never felt endangered while on campus. But, that all changed on a recent Friday morning.
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Um, Are Our Colors Orange and Black?

Posted on 03.21.14 | by Aliisa Lee
At some point in my college search, I realized what Princeton’s colors are. I'd never been a huge fan of orange, and I particularly remember being struck by its combination with black. It's a combo I hadn’t encountered frequently, except for maybe in Halloween decorations, a few types of animals, and construction signs. My skepticism began to decline one day in March last year, the day I trembingly opened my browser to a page that knocked me to the ground in tears of joyful confusion.
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Five Reasons to Love the Senior Thesis

Posted on 03.18.14 | by Carmina Aguilar Mancenon
PTL. Wherever I looked, that acronym seemed to be scribbled, from chalk on the sidewalk to Facebook status updates. According to UrbanDictionary.com, "Post-Thesis Life" (or PTL for short) is “the beautiful time when a college senior is finally finished with their senior thesis and can enjoy senior spring like a normal human being.” The Princeton Senior Thesis is a yearlong academic project, usually around 100 pages, required of all Princeton students (though engineers are given the option to pursue a semester-long independent project instead).
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I Want To Be the Very Best (English Major)

Posted on 03.15.14 | by Aliisa Lee

I love to read, but I don't always carry a book under my arm or automatically analyze everything. I have favorite books, but I don't know the ins-and-outs of literature. And that'd always been fine to me. But somewhere in my early time at Princeton, this idea of a true, very best English major crept over my thoughts towards the concentration. I realized the good English major Aliisa is a literary buff who reads 24/7, and who loves to quote and speak extensively about a broad range of authors and niches of literature. And I realized I wasn't her.

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