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Five Reasons to Love the Senior Thesis

Posted on Mar 18 2014, by Carmina Aguilar Mancenon ’14

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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A moment of thought in Wadi Rum, Jordan

I Want To Be the Very Best (English Major)

Posted on Mar 15 2014, by Aliisa Lee ’16

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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Sometimes just wanted to curl up with a good book and a fistful of pretzels.