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STUDENT LIFE :: DEC. 31

U. found to be compliant with ADA by Justice Department

By Charles Min

associate news editor

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey reached an agreement with the University with regards to the University’s protocol and procedural practices relating to students with mental health disabilities, according to a University press release. A compliance review of University policies began in May 2014, and the DOJ did not find any instances of ADA non-compliance after years of review. The specific policies in question included requests for reasonable modifications, withdrawals, and leaves of absences. The agreement includes a revision to the type of accommodations students with disabilities may request, a revision of the protocol listed on the websites for the Office of Disability Services and Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students to request such accommodations, a revision to the University’s leave of absence poli-

cies and practices to better align with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and annual training on Title III of the ADA. “The University really has a community-wide approach — with support from staff in offices across campus and the residential colleges, as well as from individual faculty — to ensure that undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities get the access they deserve,” said Michele Minter, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, in the press release. The University has 30 days to make these amendments to its policies to better comply with ADA. This compliance review was made separate from another lawsuit the University is facing in W.P. v. Princeton University, in which a former University student who had attempted suicide was later allegedly denied access to the University and pressured to “voluntarily” withdraw from the University.

Bore ’20 elected as USLC Chair in runoff election associate news editor

In the only runoff election held after the 2016 Winter Elections, Tania Bore ‘20 was elected as University Student Life Committee Chair. Bore beat Michael Zhou ‘19 for the position with 67.9% of the runoff vote. Turnout for the runoff elections was substantially lower, with only 578 out of 5,251 eligible students casting ballots. In the first round of elections, overall turnout was higher than in recent winter elections, at 49.8%. The runoff election for this position, however, only garnered 11%

On campus, Shin was a member of Forbes College, KASA, VTone, PURE, and the Daily Princetonian.

Wonshik Shin ‘19 remembered for kindness, enthusiasm By Claire Lee Associate news editor

STUDENT LIFE :: DEC. 17

By Marcia Brown

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turnout. The class of 2020 had the highest turnout in the first round of elections, as well as in the runoff. In the first round, three candidates competed for the position: Bore, Zhou, and Kade McCorvy ‘20. Voter turnout was 34.9% for this particular race . Zhou earned 42.4% of the vote in the first round, and Bore earned 33.3% in the first round. Jenny Zhang ‘18 is the current University Student Life Committee Chair. The University Student Life Committee Chair serves under the chief elections manager, which is itself an appointed position.

Wonshik Shin ‘19, an undergraduate from Seoul, South Korea, was found dead in his dorm room on the morning of Dec. 18. He was 19. According to the Mercer County Medical Examiner’s office, Shin’s death has been ruled a suicide. Shin graduated from the Korean Minjok Leadership Academy, a boarding high school in Hoengseong, Gangwon, South Korea. Prior to arriving on campus, he was a member of a popular talk show program in Korea called “The Brave Teenagers” that featured several high school students and aired in 2015.

Shin also authored two books on Korean folk culture while in high school. On campus, Shin was a member of Forbes College. He was a member of the Korean American Students Association, the VTone a cappella group, the Princeton University Rock Ensemble, and the ‘KGSA and friends’ intramural soccer team. He was also a blog columnist for The Daily Princetonian. He was a prospective neuroscience major. Friends interviewed said they remembered Shin as a kind, humble, and hardworking person who was passionate about neuroscience, literature and history, and the state of affairs in South

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Korea. Ricky Chae ‘18, currently the president of KASA, met Shin last year when Shin joined the Frosh Board of KASA. Shin served as one of the events directors on the board. “When I first met Wonshik a year and a half ago, I was immediately captivated by this pleasant aura that surrounded him,” Chae said. “He was always the first one to say hello, the first one to put a smile on my face, and the first one to reach out for my hands when I needed help.” Chae added that through KASA, Shin brought many great ideas to the table and was passionate about sharing See SHIN page 2

LOCAL NEWS

U. accepts 15.4 percent Princeton of early applicants gains newly formed Civil Rights Comission By Katherine Wang staff writer

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The University offered admission to 770 students from a pool of 5,003 applicants through the single-choice early action program for the Class of 2021, according to Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye. This represents a 15.4 percent admission rate, compared with an 18.6 percent admission rate from 2015. This represents the largest application pool the University has received in the last six years, an 18.3 percent increase over last year’s round of early applicants and a 45 percent increase from six years ago. Admitted students represent 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 45 countries. The pool of students who were admitted early last year represented 33 countries. The percentage of international students remains the same as last year at 11 percent. According to Rapelye, one notable aspect of the most

recently admitted pool is its gender balance — 50 percent of accepted students are men and 50 percent are women. Rapelye noted that her team is delighted to see this distribution, which the University has approximated in previous years. Furthermore, 43 percent of most recently admitted students are U.S. students from diverse backgrounds. Rapelye also noted that 105, or 14 percent of admitted students, are eligible for Pell Grants. This represents an increase from the 13 percent of early admitted students who were eligible for the grant from last year’s pool. Rapelye also noted that 20 percent of admitted students indicate an interest in enrolling in the B.S.E. program. More notably, 45 percent of potential B.S.E. candidates are women, she said. Rapelye attributed the inSee 2021 page 3

Today on Campus 12 p.m.: Men’s Squash will play against Trinity University in a game that will be crucial for the team to move back into the ‘A’ flight of the CSA team championships this season. The game will take place in Jadwin Squash Court.

By Claire Lee associae news editor

Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert has appointed nine people to a newly formed Civil Rights Commission, designed to provide informal social conflict resolution. Nearly half of the appointees consist of University employees. Lempert told The Daily Princetonian that the Civil Rights Commission is charged with making policy recommendations to Council, coordinating educational and other outreach programs in the community, and offering voluntary dispute resolution. See COUNCIL page 2


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Korean culture with the rest of the University community. Hyewon Kim ‘17 said that she felt Shin was a warm, caring, and loving person who did not hesitate to pursue the truth. Kim met Shin in August of last year in Korea at an event in which Korean students at the University got to know incoming freshmen. Last month, she attended a demonstration led by a group of University students addressing the political scandal concerning the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye. Shin was one of four students to conceive of the demonstration. “I went to Nassau Hall to support the students, and I remember his voice being so clear and grounded. I was so proud of him, the students who organized the initiative, as well as [for] being a fellow Korean citizen,” Kim said. “I respected his continuous involvement in matters that were important both to him and those he cared about.” Ien Li ‘19, a fellow prospective neuroscience major and Forbes resident, took NEU 331: Case Studies: Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology and NEU 314: Mathematical Tools for Neuroscience with Shin this fall. “Whether in [NEU 331 or 314], Wonshik was always cheerful, respectful, and an all-around sweet guy,” said Li. “He was so hardworking too — I’d find him studying in the kitchen, in the dining hall, everywhere in Forbes. I wish I’d met him earlier, but I know that he was filled with talent, joy, and promise.” Nicole Drummond GS, a graduate student at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute said he remembers Shin as a brilliant student. Drummond was Shin’s preceptor for NEU 201: Fundamentals of Neuroscience this fall. “Wonshik was an exceptional student in precept,” Drummond said. “He was always interested, engaging, and thoughtful. He will be missed by us all.” Aiden Han ‘17, who took NEU 314 with Shin, said that

Shin always wondered why by Muse — at top volume over going to miss being able to voice he sang with. It was the human beings think and act and over again into the mic spot Shin from a distance by same angelical tone of voice in certain ways and was inter- to warm up for a PURE per- his “floppy hair, huge glass- that he also talked with. He ested in the ways scientists formance while the rest of us es, and chic boxy Korean was my friend, he was your are working to solve these were just chilling backstage,” backpacks.” friend, and he was everyone’s questions. Tu said. “He loved music so “I’m grateful for all of Won- friend because Wonshik Han added that Shin loved much. And he was just a riot shik’s smiles, for all his en- never turned a single person to read. to be around.” thusiasm even when we were away. He had a captivating “He told me that his father Lucy Lin ‘18 also first met both clearly tired at 3 am, up aura that just drew you to was a professor teaching Ko- Shin during his audition for and studying,” she said. him,” Ramos continued. “Alrean literature and his fam- VTone. Matt Wie ‘17, captain of though the amount of time ily cultivated his love for lit“I was supposed to be the ‘KGSA and friends’ intra- that he spent with us was less erature, history, and music,” guarding the door to the mural soccer team, said that than ideal, I’m grateful that Han said. room for auditions, but I Shin was the “true MVP” of I was blessed enough to have Cadee Qiu ‘18, who knew snuck inside so I could hear the team. met him ... May his soul rest Shin through CHI 411: Read- him sing,” she said. “And he “To say that he loved soc- in peace.” ings in Modern Chinese In- blew all of us away. His voice cer is an understatement,” The Class of 2019 council tellectual History this fall, was beautiful and clear, and Wie said. “He came to every provided a statement to The noted how Shin was always he sang with so much confi- game, and even on days we Daily Princetonian. in class with a smile. dence and joy. And all of us didn’t have any, he would just “We offer our sincerest “He always had a positive fell in love.” message us and cajole us into condolences to Wonshik attitude, making insightful Lin added that all who scrimmaging.” Shin’s loved ones,” the stateand humorous comments,” knew Shin are blessed that he Wie added that Shin was a ment said. “Wonshik was Qiu said. “There was a certain was a part of their lives. “star player,” having scored a treasured member of our ease and happiness about “I miss him,” she said. “I the team’s most goals, which community and Princeton him, which is why his death miss the way he belted his led the team to become IM will not be the same without was so shocking. He had such heart out during rock songs. champions twice. him.” a wonderful and light pres- The way he made me watch “In the last game we had Through a collective effort ence, and I’ll really miss him videos of Freddie Mercury with him, on Dec. 15, Won- by Shin’s friends, a memonext semester.” even though I have no knowl- shik made the winning goal rial has been established in Matt Blazeż ejewski, a mem- edge of rock. The way he and won us the indoor soc- the lobby of Forbes College in ber of the Princeton Mental smiled every time he saw me cer league championship,” he honor of Shin’s life. Students Health Initiative Board, also and came over with his arms said. are welcome to stop by and knew Shin through CHI 411. stretched wide open, ready Alison Campion ‘16, Shin’s leave messages or pictures on He said that Shin’s passion for a hug.” Residential College Adviser the memorial. for Chinese was surpassed Feyisola Soetan ‘19, a last year, noted that Shin “exA gathering of rememonly by his kindness and Forbes resident who first met emplified the type of student brance for Shin was held on friendliness. Shin during frosh week when we are lucky to get to know Dec. 18 at Forbes College. “We bonded over our he introduced himself at at Princeton: talented and “Today, we experienced the shared interest in language the first college dinner, said smart, but kind, thoughtful, loss of our friend and collearning and love of perfor- she remembers Shin for his and modest.” league, Wonshik Shin ’19,” mance, and I was humbled by friendliness. “He was someone who had Head of Forbes College Mihow he so willingly shared “I wonder if we would’ve so many friends, admirers, chael Hecht said in an email his own personal experiences met if he hadn’t introduced and followers — but you to Forbes residents on Dec. 18. with me,” Blaż azejewski said. himself to me in a bout of would have never known that “Each of us — Wonshik, you, “His boundless enthusiasm friendliness at our first col- just by talking to him. He and me — traveled to Princalways brightened the room lege dinner,” Soetan said. was down-to-earth and hon- eton on a different pathway. and I hope to carry his bright ‘Wow, that was really good!’ est,” she added. Yet, all our paths intersected light in all that I do.” said a boyish voice from beCampion added that Shin at Forbes, where we became Others noted Shin’s pas- hind me after I spoke a Korean brought friendship and light bound together as one comsions for singing and playing phrase. I turned to find a cute into the zee group and that munity.” soccer. Korean boy with huge black she was honored to have been “Wonshik’s friends deZoe Tu ‘18 met Shin nerdy glasses smiling broad- his RCA for the year. scribed him as one who althrough VTone when he audi- ly at me. ‘I’m from South Ko“He will always be a part ways searched for meaning. tioned his freshman fall, and rea too. My name is Wonshik. of the lives of the people he May his search for meaning the two served as co-publicity What’s your name?’” knew, and we certainly were inspire us to understand that chairs this semester. Soetan said that Shin used lucky to know him,” she said. all humans experience times “From day one, all of us to invite her to hear him sing Christian Ramos ‘19, Shin’s of distress. And may his dewere extremely impressed while she invited him to her roommate last year and this parture inspire us to respond with not just his incred- dance shows. year, wrote a letter to him- to such distress with compasible voice and swoon-worthy “I’m not sure either of us self a day after Shin passed sion and care for one anothstage presence, but more with made it to a single of each away, which he shared with er,” Hecht said in the email. just how incredibly nice he other’s events; we’d express the Daily Princetonian. In a press release issued was,” she said. our regrets and apologies lat“I look up to him with ad- on Dec. 18, the University According to Tu, Shin’s er,” she said. “It was all taken miration. All I can do is cher- extended its condolences to favorite musical genre was for granted — we’d catch a ish his legacy and look back Shin’s family and encouraged rock. meal later, we’ll definitely be on the times we did share students to visit counseling “One particularly memora- at the next show — as friend- with joy,” Ramos wrote in the and psychological services if ble incident during our last ships often are in the fast- letter. they need emotional assisspring show was during tech paced campus lifestyle we “He was full of love and tance. rehearsal when he would wail live.” kindness which ref lected ‘PLUG IN BABY’ — a rock song Soetan added that she was through the soft, soothing

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Clarification A Dec. 12 column on the University’s Clery Act stated that the eating clubs “do not have to be” included in the Clery Act report as they are non-campus properties. However, the University does include incidents that occured at the private eating clubs in its Clery reporting under the category of “non-campus buildings or property” if the incident was reported to the University of the Princeton Police Department in an effort to fully comply with the Clery reporting obligations.

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............. Past and current University employees appointed by Lempert include Molly Chrein and Afsheen Shamsi, both of whom served on the Princeton Board of Education; Kiki Jamieson, former director of the University’s Pace Center; Susan Fiske, a University professor in the department of psychology; David Campbell, clinical psychologist at University Health Services; Donna Tatro, member of the LGBT Employee Resource Group and the University’s Transgender Advisory Committee; and Tommy Parker, Cochair of the Association of Black and Latino Employees at the University. Other appointees in the commission include Pastor Karen Hernandez-Granzen of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Trenton and Leticia Fraga, chair of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund. “I’m excited about the launch of this important commission, and I’m especially thrilled with the diversity of residents who have volunteered to serve, and the expertise they bring to the table,” Lempert said. Councilman Lance Liverman commented on the majority of the commission’s members being associated with the University. “It just happened to work out this way,” Liverman explained, according to Town Topics. “It wasn’t that we went and looked for University people. These are people who have

an interest in serving and the expertise to do it.” The commission will strive to develop respect among racial, religious, cultural, and ethnic groups in Princeton, according to the Princeton Packet. Fiske, who currently researches stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination at the University, told The Daily Princetonian that as a field, social psychology research has much to offer. “We’ve learned that bias is more automatic, ambiguous, and ambivalent than people think,” she explained. “But mutually respectful, constructive contact for shared goals can make a difference. And the support of Mayor Lempert and community leaders is essential.” Princeton’s former Civil Rights Commission was active from 1968 to 1998, according to Town Topics. A subcommittee of the Human Services department introduced an ordinance last October after working for its re-establishment for two years. Lempert said that bringing back a civil rights commission was an important accomplishment in 2016, according to the Packet. She expressed her excitement for the future of the commission. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of people to bring best practices to our government and to make all residents in our community feel like they belong,” Lempert told the Packet.

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crease in the applicant pool to continued outreach to lowerincome communities, a new handbook about the University for potential applicants, and the University’s grant-based financial aid program. To recruit to low-income students, Rapelye and others in the admission office traveled throughout the country and across the world, she said. A staff member in the admission office has traveled to Africa for outreach earlier this year while others, in keeping with annual traditions, had flown to parts of Asia and Europe, including former satellite nations of the Soviet Union. Rapelye noted that her team also established and enhanced ties with community organizations such as Questbridge, College Greenlight, and the Fulfillment Fund that work specifically with low-income students to garner their attention. “My philosophy is that we can’t expect students to come to us if we don’t go to them,” Rapelye said. According to Rapelye, the admission office also released a new viewbook for prospective students that features a new design and expanded explanations of aspects of the University, such as its financial aid program. The themes and contents for the book were built on research conducted three years ago about messages that speak the most to students, Rapelye said. When asked about whether the repeal of grade deflation played a role in the increased applicant pool, Rapelye said that the effects of this policy change are more noticeable in

the University’s yield rates. “We certainly saw a difference in the conversation we had [with students] at Princeton Preview. When students are making the decision about whether to come here, they realize that [grade deflation] is not the conversation point anymore,” she said. Rapelye also noted that questions about political activism on campus as well as the University’s political atmosphere were, like in past years, part of the conversation with prospective students in this application cycle. Applicants were mailed a notification letter from the University’s admission office on Dec. 15, and all applicants are able to view their decision through a secure online access. Rapelye noted that the majority of applicants were deferred, and a portion of students were rejected. For students who are deferred, Rapelye noted that their applications will be granted another full read in the context of the regular decision applicant pool. She noted that applicants who were deferred will be required to send in their senior year midterm grades. Additionally, she encouraged them to update the admission office about any relevant accomplishments they had. “We’re always looking for reasons to admit students and we always go into the process with that mindset. Our challenge is that there’s a finite number of beds,” Rapelye said. She noted that target class size for next year is 1,308 students. “We are thrilled to have this admitted group, and we look forward to reading the applications of the next group of students and get ready to admit the Class of 2021,” Rapelye said.

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‘Loving,’ persecution By Audrey Spensley staff writer

Peter Saraf, producer of the 2016 film “Loving,” participated in a question-and-answer session at the Princeton Garden Theater on Dec. 16. “Loving” depicts the true story of the interracial relationship of Richard and Mildred Loving, who were married in 1958 and subsequently arrested. The couple entered in a legal battle for their relationship that ended in the landmark Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia. “I was amazed to discover this story of really recent American history,” Saraf said, “This is something that happened in my lifetime that I wasn’t aware of.” The Lovings lived in Central Point, Virginia, a community that Saraf described as “interesting and “fairly racially integrated.” “It was a very poor community; people were bound together by poverty. And there were certainly racial issues but there were a lot of interracial couples, and it was tolerated and even accepted,” Saraf explained, “What wasn’t accepted, where [the Lovings] crossed the line, was by getting married. And that just was not acceptable to that community and the legal apparatus of that state.” Previous films Saraf produced include the Oscar-winning dramatic comedy Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Adaptation. (2002) and Safety Not Guaranteed (2012). Jeff Nichols, the film’s writer and director, had only worked with fictional stories before. Since Loving is based on a true story, it presented new challenges to the filmmakers. “I’ve produced a bunch of documentary films, which is one thing, but then telling a story that is based on people’s real lives, there’s an extraordinary responsibility, I think, to

be honest and faithful to their story,” he said. Saraf said that he and the film’s director, Jeff Nichols, wanted the movie to focus on Richard and Mildred’s love story. “When we think about these [social justice] issues, and we sometimes don’t just think about them, we fight about them, and we yell at them and we write op-eds and pontificate about them, and we forget that there’s individuals behind these cases and these cases affect human lives,” Saraf said. He added that Nichols’ conscious decision to tell the story from Richard and Mildred’s point of view makes this movie different from other courtroom dramas the audience is used to seeing. “Richard and Mildred didn’t go to court, so we weren’t going to go to court,” he added. “We stayed with their love story.” However, Saraf still wanted the film to carry a message about marriage equality. “The very specific issue of marriage equality is still very much a part of our lives. And the Loving case is the precedent that was behind Obergefell, which was the case that legalized same-sex marriage. These issues of justice and equality are still absolutely very relevant,” he added. The film crew also made contact with the children of the film’s characters. Peggy Loving, Richard and Midred’s daughter, read the script. “[Nichols] sat with her while she read the script, and then she looked up with tears in her eyes, and she just said, they’re all gone,” Saraf said. Richard and Mildred’s sons, Sidney and Donald, passed away from cancer. The film also focused on the town sheriff, who was strongly against the marriage. “The sheriff’s daughter got in

touch with us when she heard the movie was happening,” Saraf said. “She said, ‘I know you’re making this movie and my dad’s going to be a character in this movie, and what I want you to know is, my dad was a loving, good father … I’ve come to know now that he was a deeply racist man, but I experienced him as a good father and a good man, and I just hope that you won’t portray him as evil.’” Virginia’s current government has also been supportive of the movie. “The state of Virginia has embraced this movie fully, they’ve embraced this story, they don’t want to hide from what they see as a tainted part of their past,” Saraf said. “They’re not hiding from it, but they’re glad that they moved on from it.” According to Saraf, the Lovings were able to move back and live “fairly quietly” — part of the community accepted them and part didn’t, but there was no violence. “Persecution, I think, happens in many different ways and violence happens in many different ways,” he added. “There’s the violence of living under the threat of never knowing what’s going to happen, there’s the violence of living with ‘who’s following me in that car,’ there’s the violence of ‘who’s going to come to my house, who’s out there with a shotgun,’ there’s the violence of being thrown in prison when you’re seven months pregnant and left there over the weekend, and being told that your husband can’t bail you out, that ‘your people’ must. There’s also the violence of being told, you may be in love but your love is not good enough.” “Loving” is in theaters now. Joel Edgerton, who plays Richard, and Ruth Negga, who plays Mildred, have been nominated for Golden Globe Awards for their roles.


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make an effort to say “Hi” and ask how you were doing, all the while having that warm smile on his face. I know it sounds cheesy, but no matter where you were, it became a more inviting place whenever Wonshik was around. That’s not to say that Wonshik was just a super friendly, gregarious guy. The more I got to know him, the more I learned how much he thought about literally everything. Even taking the “Prince,” for example, I always had to give him at least an extra week on articles — not because he was putting it off, but because he didn’t feel as though he had fully thought through the topic enough to write about it yet. While this was a bit frustrating at times for me as an editor, I couldn’t help but admire how deeply he considered things and how much he cared about putting forth his best work. Quick progress check-ins would turn into lengthy discussions on anything ranging from neuroscience to Korea to the music he was currently listening to. I remember him telling me about how he always wanted to perform a Queen song or sing Korean rock in VTone. I remember learning about how he got interested in Chinese and how he always wanted to keep improving. He was so passionate about the things he loved, and he always wanted to find ways to do more, do better. But looking back, even though he often came to me for advice, I can’t help but feel like he taught me much more in the time that we spent together. Wonshik, to be honest, I still

few weeks ago, I remember reading Hyejin’s “Getting Through #2016” Intersections post and feeling a tremendous sense of relief. For better or worse, 2016 was coming to an end, and I could leave all the bad things behind. Unfortunately, little did I know, the worst was yet to come.

When I first took over the Intersections blog, I honestly did not know if anything would work out. No one who had written in past iterations of the blog wanted to come back, and recruiting was a foreign process to me. I semijokingly tried to get a number of my friends to join, and I remember hearing from another friend that Wonshik was actually interested in writing. For me, that was the first sign of hope. I don’t think his interest was necessarily meant to be a sign of support, but it was all I needed to push myself harder to make the section successful. Someone like him deserved to be read. Wonshik had that uncanny effect on me. In VTone, I would always try to goad him into signing up to be in my Korean pieces. Part of this was because we didn’t have a lot of Korean speakers, and I really liked his voice, but truth be told, Wonshik just always gave me a strong sense of comfort. This is the part of Wonshik for which I’ll always remember him most. Wonshik was a super popular and likeable guy, and in many rooms, he was definitely the center of attention. Despite this, he never failed to notice you, and he would always

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don’t feel like I have the right words to tell you how I feel, but you were always good at inferring and understanding what I meant. After a semester of being the editor for the blog, Intersections has turned out better than I could have imagined, but it doesn’t feel complete without you. In both the “Prince” and VTone, you were one of the biggest reasons why I persevered and got to where I am now. I wish you were here so that I could tell you how much it meant to me to just know that you were rooting for me all these times. But more than anything, I wish you were here just so I could see you smile again. Rest in peace, Wonshik. You made an unforgettable impression on all of us, and we are all so lucky to have been blessed with your presence in our lives. You last wrote about “Blindness and Darkness” on this blog, and I can say for sure the world is a bit darker now without your light. I promised your mother that I will never forget you, and that’s a promise I plan on honoring forever. Thank you for all the laughs and smiles and deep conversations. You’ve always inspired me to be a better person, and I’ll carry that with me for the rest of my life. Michael Zhang ‘17 is the Blog Editor for the Daily Princetonian and a psychology major from St. James, New York.

140TH MANAGING BOARD managing editor Caroline Congdon ’17 news editor Shriya Sekhsaria ’18 opinion editor Jason Choe ’17 sports editor David Liu ’18 street editors Andie Ayala ‘19 Catherine Wang ‘19 photography editor Rachel Spady ’18 video editor Elaine Romano ’19 web editor David Liu ‘18 chief copy editors Omkar Shende ’18 Maya Wesby ’18 design editor Crystal Wang ’18 associate news editors Charles Min ’17 Marcia Brown ‘19 Claire Lee ‘19 associate opinion editors Newby Parton ’18 Sarah Sakha ’18 associate sports editors Nolan Liu ’19 David Xin ’19 associate photography editors Ahmed Akhtar ’17 Atakan Baltaci ’19 Mariachiara Ficarelli ’19 associate chief copy editors Megan Laubach ’18 Samuel Garfinkle ‘19 associate design editor Jessica Zhou ’19 editorial board chair Cydney Kim ’17 cartoons editor Rita Fang ’17

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Blog editor Michael Zhang ’17

Letter to Wonshik: Pleased to meet you

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annaseo bangawoyo.

The only phrase I know, the only thing I’ll ever be able to say somewhat-authentically in Korean. I can remember like yesterday how you would repeat it to me over and over again, during spring cast party when I couldn’t get the vowels right for the life of me, laughing when I kept butchering the pronunciation, patiently saying it back until I finally got it weeks later, never annoyed that it was the go-to phrase I’d blurt — along with a proffered handshake — whenever I saw you anywhere ever after. The highest praise was, “If I was half asleep and I heard you say that, I might believe you were actually Korean!” Mannaseo bangawoyo. Pleased to meet you. I remember when you walked into VTone auditions last fall and somehow everyone already knew we wanted to take you. Something in the way you carried yourself. Do people know that you starred in Korean TV shows? When someone has such good looks and hair and brains and musical talent, pretentiousness is almost a given. Not with you — not even close. I was always struck by your humility, your kindness, your silliness and contagious laughter, the unassuming way you walked through life — except when you howled rock songs by Muse. Mannaseo bangawoyo. We were co-publicity chairs this past year. It would be unfair to say you were easy to work with. You would forget to send emails, not know performance dates that had been decided upon months in advance, be slow at responding to my messages. But we had so much fun together. Even when I was furious at you for oversleeping yet another meeting, when you did show up you were the most fascinating person to be around. The big-eyed way you looked at the world, the way you’d randomly insert Chinese idioms into

the conversation, the blunt way you’d say things that was so, so funny even when you weren’t trying to be. I cannot recall a single interaction that did not end in philosophical musings or laughter — usually both. And our publicity photoshoots. Thank you for putting up with my crazy ideas. I have so many photos of us on my computer that we took behind the scenes. Did I ever send them to you? I don’t remember, but I’m in tears just looking at them now. Mannaseo bangawoyo. Ironic, isn’t it, how fitting this phrase is now that you’re gone? I don’t think I’ll ever be able to wrap my mind around it, the numbness that engulfed me as I tried to process that awful email. I can only picture you saying over and over again, exaggerating every syllable — man-na-seo-ban-ga-wo-yo-man-na-seoban-ga-wo-yo. Pleased to meet you. Pleased to meet you. It was such a pleasure to have met you Wonshik. Mannaseo bangawosseoyo. It was such a pleasure to have known someone who shined as bright as you did, who sang as passionately as you did, who laughed as unreservedly as you did. How many times did we get in trouble during rehearsal for losing it over something ridiculous? What I wouldn’t give to share that laughter with you again. my friend. The world is emptier without your light. Zoe Tu is a chemistry major from Maple Grove, MN. She can be reached at ztu@princeton.edu


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A case for the cross Carolyn Beard

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y condolences to the family and friends of Wonshik Shin ‘19, whom I met through Community Action during his freshman year. I will remember his curiosity and smile with fondness.

I wish I could say that because I’m a Christian, I don’t miss departed loved ones. The Church may teach that there is life after death, but Christians are not immune from the tidal waves of grief. Death sucks and there’s no way around that. Jesus knew this when He wept over the corpse of his friend Lazarus’ corpse, and Mary knew this as she held her dead son in her arms. And for many members of the University community this winter, it is difficult to reconcile God’s bountiful grace with the harrowing loss of a friend. From my own experience, some Christian communities tend to gloss over the crucifixion and fixate on the resurrection,

move past grief to new life. In an attempt to console, a well-meaning person may say something like, “Well, he’s in a better place now,” or “Everything happens according to God’s will.” And, while these statements may ring true theologically, that doesn’t mean that they aid the grieving process. The time to heal, to laugh, and to dance will come soon enough – in fact, the Church will celebrate that time at Easter! But for now, we are called to weep, to grieve, and to mourn (Ecclesiastes 3:1-9). And so I would encourage all to pause at the cross, to allow space for the crucifixion. Take time to call out to God in confusion and anger, just as Jesus did in his final hours. Take the opportunity to kneel at the cross and pray for the preservation of humanity, just as Mary and devoted disciples did at Golgotha. Seek Christian community where grieving is allowed; let yourself weep. Speak to a

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For Wonshik Feliciza Jiang

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knew Wonshik from the year I spent with him in VTone. I remember first joining VTone and hearing these whispers of a handsome freshman boy, previously a star in Korean reality TV. And then I met him, and it was all true. He was beautiful, with the most beautiful voice to match.

But that wasn’t the most extraordinary thing about him. What I didn’t expect, what no one told me, was the kindness that radiated from his soul, the silliness of his laughter, the goofiness of his grin. Despite his looks, his voice, his somewhat of celebrity status in Korea, he was so friendly, so humble, so gentle. And if the tens of dozens of Facebook posts that’re flooding his wall tell you anything, it’s that he was

loved by everyone, simply because it was impossible for him not to be. I’m sorry for the world that never gets to see him sing again, or smile again, or feel his presence light up a space again. Without him, there is not only less talent, but also less goodness in the world. Wonshik, I’ll miss your Hollister cardigans and your wirerimmed glasses and the way your voice sounded in harmony with mine. I’m so sorry you had to go. I’m so glad I met you. I love you. Felicia Jiang is a Civil and Environmental Engineering major from Blacksburg, VA. She could be reached at feliciaj@princeton. edu.

chaplain and seek guidance from CPS. And when the time is right, look toward the resurrection. Thank God for His constant loving-kindness and pray that He may help you heal, laugh, and dance – that He might reaffirm your faith in eternal life. O merciful Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly aff lict or grieve the children of men: Look with pity upon our sorrows. Remember us, O Lord, in mercy, nourish our souls with patience, comfort us with a sense of thy goodness, lift up thy countenance upon us, and give us peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (“Prayer for a Person in Trouble or Bereavement,” The Book of Common Prayer, page 831.) Carolyn Beard is a junior in the Department of Comparative Literature from St. Louis, Mo. She can be reached at cebeard@princeton.edu.

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

Remembering our friend On behalf of the 140th managing board of the Daily Princetonian, I would like to extend our sincere sympathies to friends and family of Wonshik Shin ‘19, a beloved member of the University community and of the Daily Princetonian. Many of us at the newsroom knew Wonshik as a dear friend and an inspiring colleague. His shy smiles and thoughtful writing will be truly missed.

As a paper of record for the Princeton community,

it is our duty to remember him - through collecting memories, reporting on his life, and providing space for the community to share their feelings. Thank you to everyone who shared their memories of Wonshik by submitting letters and photos or by talking to us. Do-Hyeong Myeong Editor-in-Chief

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Learning from the sun Daehee Lee

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olding back my yawns upon the cold New Jersey beach, I watched as the first sunlight of 2017 turned the gray waters of the Atlantic a fiery red. Despite the biting cold of the winter wind, I was glad that I roused myself to see the magnificent sunrise; I saw it as a sign for a new beginning after the tragedies of 2016.

The sun was the same sun that shined on all the days of 2016. It did not undergo a physical renewal during the fifteen hours of darkness that separated December 31 from January 1. But I, and millions of others, saw this daybreak as more than an astronomical phenomenon. We took it as hope for a more peaceful year: a reprieve for the millions who died in Syria, who were betrayed by their government in South Korea, who suffered from the terrible storm in Haiti. As a human being, I sympathize with their pain and wish that their agonies will end. Nevertheless, we cannot hope that the disasters that started in 2016 will

end simply because the year 2017 has begun; we need to act diligently to make sure that our hopes for a better 2017 are not in vain. My wishes do not mean that those suffering human rights abuses and political violations will be rescued from their respective predicaments. I may mean well and the sun may have had shone ever so brightly upon that beach, but the people cursed with grief and sorrow did not see their fortunes change. Only three days after New Year’s Day, there was yet another attack on innocents in Istanbul. Even worse, many of us took the deplorable terrorist assault as an unfortunate, but expected event. Perhaps we have become so accustomed to violence and hatred that we believe these actions have become the norm. Perhaps we have lost the capacity to hope for a better world. I myself have fallen into this trap of apathy and wishful thinking. In the nineteen years of my life, I have been a witness to death

and destruction, from the 9/11 attacks, to the Syrian refugee crisis. I have watched as millions were killed, enslaved, and deprived of their fundamental human rights. But their pains did not directly affect me. I lived in a world sundered from tragedy; my greatest personal problems to date were my choice of college and a nonexistent love life. It was easy for me to express my condolences on social media or while talking to my friends; I could hide from comforting those who were desperate for any aid or from confronting those responsible for these calamities. I did not want to risk my own life or my time and did only the bare minimum necessary to appear as if I did care; I was more than happy to allow others to actively alleviate the suffering of the world as I laid back. I believe, however, that the year 2017 will be different. The sunrise that day did signify a change in the fortunes of the inhabitants of the world and my own heart.

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It symbolized the opportunity for those of us who can rebuild to begin restoring the world after the destruction of 2016. But the future is not created by wishes or the whims of a calendar. It is built by the actions that we take to improve the injuries of the world and thereby propel the creation of harmonious societies which can be as simple as crafting opinion pieces for a college newspaper and spreading awareness about world events. As for me, it is time that I stop hiding behind a mask and actually begin doing more for those suffering the evils of the world, despite the challenges that may await me. Although these individual actions may not be grandiose or far-reaching by themselves, they can together trigger a chain of events which can transform the world itself and make the possibility of peace for 2017 not a mere hope, but a promise. Daehee Lee is a freshman from Palisades Park, NJ. She can be reached at daeheel@princeton.edu.


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MEN’S HOCKEY

Tigers fall to Big Green and Crimson in Winter Break doubleheader By Jack Graham staff writer

After a brief winter break, Princeton Men’s Ice Hockey travelled to New England this weekend to resume its season with road games against conference opponents Dartmouth and Harvard. The team was looking to continue its momentum from a successful December, in which it posted a 5-2 record, but got off to a suboptimal start by dropping both games. Friday night’s game at Dartmouth was a lopsided affair from the beginning. Dartmouth’s Cam Strong opened the scoring midway through the first, and Corey Kalk added a power play goal at the 14:07 mark to bring the score to 2-0. Princeton would prove unable to mount a comeback, as Dartmouth added two more goals in the second period, and another in the third. The game, however, was more competitive than the 5-0 score might indicate. Princeton was only outshot 35-32, but was victimized by a shutout 32save performance from Dartmouth goalie Devin Buffalo. Princeton senior goalie Colton Phinney, on the other hand, was less stellar than usual and was pulled midway through the sec-

ond after allowing a fourth goal in favor of junior Ben Halford. In another positive, Princeton maintained discipline by not committing penalties, sending only one man to the penalty box. Dartmouth, however, did convert this lone power play opportunity. The going would not get any easier for the Tigers, as they visited No. 4 Harvard on Saturday. Despite eventually falling 5-2, the team continued its tendency to perform well against highly ranked teams. Princeton opened the scoring in the second period with sophomore defenseman Josh Teves’ second goal of the season, but conceded two Harvard goals within a minute of each other late in the second, one of which came on the power play. Freshman forward Jackson Cressey evened the score at 2-2 early in the third with assists from sophomore forward Ryan Kuffner and the recently named National College Hockey Player of the Month, sophomore forward Max Véronneau. Harvard, however, would pull back ahead shortly thereafter with a goal from Alexander Kerfoot and added two empty net goals after Princeton pulled the goalie late in the third. This was

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Men’s Ice Hockey looks to rebound after tough losses to both Dartmouth and Harvard.

Princeton’s second disappointing defeat against Harvard; the teams were also locked in a 2-2 tie in their November game before Princeton faltered. The team will now have to hope for an opportunity in the conference tournament to exact its re-

venge. Even in defeat, Princeton saw the resurgence of Phinney, who saved a remarkable 46 of 49 shots and now sits just five saves shy of the Princeton alltime saves record. Princeton will hope to revert back to its winning ways

this upcoming weekend, as the team returns home to face two more ECAC opponents, Cornell and Colgate. These games will undoubtedly be critical as Princeton continues to fight for position in the conference standings.

WRESTLING

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Women’s Basketball Recap: Wrestlers compete at Ivy League conference begins Midlands Championships By Chris Murphy staff writer

At long last, the Ivy League Conference Schedule has begun. The Tigers opened Ivy League play with a hard-fought game against Penn. Despite a strong effort, the Tigers fell to the the Quakers, 62-57, at Jadwin. As Princeton rests and practices for the upcoming Ivy League games, let’s take this moment to look back on their non-conference schedule and preview their upcoming conference games: The Tigers started their non-conference play in early November with plenty of variables and excitement. Princeton fielded what was one of its youngest teams in recent history and prepared to make a run at its second league title in three years. Head Coach Courtney Banghart, who early in the year called this team “one of the most interesting and fun teams I have ever coached,” came into the season knowing her team would be “the hunted,” the one that teams wanted to play against and beat. However, players embraced her idea of taking one step at a time — “winning the day” as the players have coined it — and working one day at a time forming their own place in Tiger history. The start of the season was a tough early roadblock for the Tigers. Looking to start strong out of the gate, they stumbled, losing their first four games of the sea-

son. The defense — the focal point of the successes of the past few years — was struggling to find its rhythm. The Tigers were being outrebounded, something that was a rarity throughout the 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons, while the team struggled to defend shots. Meanwhile, the mix of senior leadership and younger talent looked to establish chemistry. This process had to happen game by game, quarter by quarter, as the Tigers began to find where each player fit best and began to hit their stride on offense. Then the next four games hit. The Tigers found their groove on defense. The chemistry continued to evolve. They started outrebounded opponents. And the wins that everyone knew were coming began to f low. Princeton rattled off a four-game win streak and set records on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. They set the record for most 3-pointers ever in a game against UMBC. They broke a 30-year winless streak against in-state rival Seton Hall in emphatic fashion. Their defense held Lafayette to only 27 points total, and only two in one quarter of play, which accounted for one of the best defensive performances in recent history. The Tigers were becoming natural trailblazers. As the non-conference schedule continued, the Tigers turned their atten-

tion away from establishing rhythm and towards playing their style against tournament quality teams. Highlighted by a road game against a tough Georgia Tech squad and a game against Kansas State — a revenge game of sorts from 2012, when the Wildcats knocked Princeton out of the NCAA tournament — the Tigers’ final five non-conference games featured a mix of talent similar to that they will face in the Ivy League. The Tigers learned how to manage adversity, especially on the road against quality opponents. The Tigers faced plenty of different emotions over the final five games, including a massive comeback that fell just short in Fordham, and a record-setting offensive day at home against Wagner, breaking school records for points in a game (107), points in a half (60), and points in a quarter (34). They followed up the stellar Wagner performance by stealing a win on the road against the Bison, capping off the 2016 calendar year and the non-conference schedule on a high note. The non-conference slate exposed the Tigers to a gauntlet of emotions. From highs to lows, the Tigers faced plenty of adversity and success over the first six weeks of the season. Sitting at 6-7, the Tigers look to use what was a valuable nonconference experience to run the table in Ivy League play.

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By Mike Gao staff writer

Freshman standout Matthew Kolodzik became the second Midlands Tournament finalist ever for the Princeton wrestling program, improving on his fifth-place performance from last year, when he wrestled as an unattached competitor while deferring admission to the University. This was the biggest Midlands tournament yet, and the talented but young Tigers found themselves wrestling with some of the nation’s best programs and most decorated competitors. Ultimately, four Tiger wrestlers — Kolodzik, who was seeded first in his weight category; senior AllAmerican Brett Harner; senior Jordan Laster; and junior Ian Baker — led Princeton. In opening Session I matches, Baker was able to eke out a 5-0 win against Lehigh’s Andrew Price, securing his advancement to the next round. Unfortunately, Baker faced elimination the next round in a 12-1 loss to Rutgers standout Nicholas Gravina. Similarly, Laster was able to advance directly to Session II. The seasoned veteran, however, faced star Northwestern freshman Ryan Deakin, a Colorado state champion. After fighting to a draw, Laster lost in a heartbreaking tiebreaker to the Wildcat. Laster went on to decisively fell two foes in the consolation rounds, before falling in another hard-fought tiebreaker to Maryland’s Albert Bannister. Harner, a third-place fin-

isher at the Midlands Tournament last year and the fourth seed for the 197-pound weight category, started out his tournament with a bang, sending Zach Bruce of Pittsburgh to the mat with a pin. Harner then dispatched Maryland’s DavidBrian Whistler in the second round before advancing to the quarterfinals with yet another pin, this time in under one minute against Indiana’s Blake Rypel. Unfortunately, Harner would meet his match against Old Dominion’s Kevin Beazley, ranked tenth in the nation. Harner fought tenaciously, but it was Beazley who would emerge from the bout with the upper hand and a 5-2 victory. Harner wrestled in the consolation round, where he fell to another Northwestern wrestler, Jacob Berkowitz. Kolodzik had another stellar tournament, blitzing through the quarterfinals with easy wins over his opponents. It was in the semifinals against Nebraska’s Chad Red, ranked 12th in the nation, that he first met significant trouble. Red led 3-1 with only seconds to go, but Kolodzik secured a takedown to force overtime, where he clinched a sudden victory. This set up Kolodzik’s star-studded showdown with ACC champion and All-American Kevin Jack of NC State. In a mostly defensive struggle, neither Kolodzik nor Jack was able to secure any dramatic pins or even a takedown. Ultimately, Jack won a 1-0 decision over Kolodzik by virtue of riding time, handing the star freshman his first defeat of his college career.

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Men’s basketball hangs on to win Ivy opener By David Liu Sports Editor

In a game of ups and downs, the men’s basketball team escaped with a win in the Ivy season-opener against Penn on Saturday night. Though the Tigers amassed a 34-17 lead to conclude the first half, a slow start in the second brought the Quakers back into the ballgame. However, the veteran Princeton team led by head coach Mitch Henderson outlasted Penn down the stretch to grab the win. Coming into Saturday night’s game, Princeton had reason to be confident. In fact, the Tigers had triumphed in their previous five meetings against Penn. Most notably, Princeton outlasted the Quakers in a 73-71 overtime thriller this time one year ago. For much of the first half on Saturday, turnovers and fouls plagued the Quakers. Princeton, in turn, made quick work of their opponent’s stuttering start. Junior guard Amir Bell led the Tigers with 10 points in the half, never missing the net.

The first half also featured Princeton’s size advantage over the smaller Quakers. While Penn relied on its shooting backcourt, Princeton’s big men dominated the boards, out-rebounding Penn 19-12 in the first half. Sophomore guard Myles Stephens, in particular, worked his way towards a career high of 10 rebounds, seven of which took place in the first half. The story in the second half could not have been more different. Following the half, Penn’s reliance on its backcourt began to pay dividends. Despite missing every single three pointer in the first half, the Quakers shot seven for nine from downtown in the second. Meanwhile, Princeton struggled to find the net during the same period. As sophomore guard Devin Cannady said after the game, Penn simply “found its shooters”. As soon as Penn tied the game with seven minutes remaining, Henderson was forced to call a timeout as the Quakers celebrated. A post-game interview would reveal Henderson’s

time out message: remain calm. Even Penn’s head coach Steve Donahue would eventually applaud Princeton’s composure as the game changer. Following the timeout, Princeton shared the ball and regained its offense. An initial Cannady jumper lead to a momentum-changing three pointer from Stephens. Thereafter, the Tigers played tight defense to close out the game against a young, energetic Penn team. For the record books, the win extended Princeton’s win streak to four in a row. Additionally, coach Henderson now ranks third in most wins for a Princeton men’s basketball coach, surpassing “Butch” van Breda Kolff ’45. Looking ahead, the Tigers will host Brown and Yale this coming Friday and Saturday, respectively. The main attention will be on the Yale-Princeton game as the Bulldogs narrowly edged out the Tigers to earn the NCAA-bid last year. This year, Saturday’s game could very well be a preview of the newly-instated end-of-season Ivy League championships.

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Princeton sqaud keep composure amid Penn comeback to outlast Quakers for Ivy League win.

SWIMMING AND DIVING

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Men’s swimming and diving season canceled following suspension By David Liu Sports Editor

Ford Family Director of Athletics Mollie Marcoux Samaan has informed the men’s swimming and diving team that it will not compete in its two remaining regular season meets, or the end-of-season Ivy League Championships. The Tigers had been slated to face Navy on Jan. 7 and then both Harvard and Yale during a dual meet on Feb. 5. The announcement follows an earlier decision to immediately suspend the men’s swimming and diving team due to a complaint regarding a racist and misogynistic email on the team’s university-sponsored listserv. At the time of suspension last Thursday, Dec. 15, Samaan had said, “In the coming days we will make a determination about the status of the team’s remaining schedule.” Samaan’s most recent announcement

extends the suspension and nullifies Princeton’s matches for the 2016-2017 season. Prior to the suspension and subsequent cancellation, the Tigers achieved mixed results through four meets in November and December, winning two of five contests against different schools. Princeton was the defending Ivy League champion. Last year, Princeton won its 31st Ivy League title with a thrilling comeback against Harvard — the program’s seventh championship run in the last eight years. This marks the third suspension of an Ivy League team since November due to allegations of racist or misogynistic behavior. Earlier this season, Harvard canceled the rest of its men’s soccer team’s season, and Columbia suspended its wrestling team due to similar circumstances.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY

Tigers remain unbeaten over Winter Break By Grace Baylis staff writer

The Princeton Women’s Ice Hockey Team has been busy over the Christmas season, playing four times since the start of the break, three of which were for the Eastern College Athletic Conference. This means the Tigers’ unbeaten streak continued to eight games. After picking up the three conference wins, the Tigers now find themselves second in the standings, above all their other Ivy League counterparts. However, the Tigers have played 16 games compared to the 10 played by third-place St. Lawrence, which trails behind by just a point. During the New Year’s weekend, the Tigers hosted Penn State, where they tied 5-5 with the Nittany Lions, and then No. 8 Quinnipiac, topping the Bobcats 3-2. Freshman forward Carly Bullock netted her first career hat trick and freshman goalkeeper Steph Neatby, made a total of 29 saves, both helping lead Princeton to its first win over Quinnipiac since January 2011.

The second Janurary weekend saw the Tigers face Harvard and Dartmouth in their second meeting of the season. Previous games saw Princeton beat Harvard up in Boston 2-1 in overtime, but the Tigers had fallen against Dartmouth 2-3 in overtime. However, the home weekend saw the Tigers ensure they took their winning streak to three games by comfortably beating Dartmouth 4-0 and coming from behind to beat the Crimson again, 2-1. Sophomore forward and December ECAC player of the month Karlie Lund had a successful weekend, scoring in both games for the Tigers as she took the lead in points and goals standings in the league. “Despite tying Penn State, we were able to get three conference wins over the break which is huge for us. We had one of our best games of the year against Quinnipiac and were able to beat them for the first time in five years. This past weekend we were able to get redemption against Dartmouth and then come back and beat Harvard the next day,” she

Tweet of the Day “Made it a step into the room before I was interrupted by the meanest quad cramp...been laying a foot inside the door for 5 minutes.” Dorian Williams (@DWilliamsPU ), Senior, Defensive Back Football

said. Once again, Neatby picked up a goalie of the week honor for her successful performance against the Crimson, where she made a total of 32 saves and now boasts an impressive 0.947 save percentage, placing her second overall in standings. Princeton will now be looking to head into the coming weekend confidently as it travels up to New York to face conference competitors Cornell and and Colgate. The Tigers have met both teams in the early half of the season, beating Colgate 7-2, but falling against the Big Red 2-1. Princeton could see a 10 game unbeaten streak this weekend, but a young side and the extensive traveling around could make this weekend prove not an tough task. Cornell currently have a 9-51 overall record, but a better home record of 7-1-0. Lund went on to say, “Looking forward, Cornell and Colgate are going to be two competitive games this weekend. Both teams are very skilled and have had a lot of success this

season. Cornell beat us earlier this year so we are trying to get redemption against them. We are currently on an eight game

unbeaten streak so hopefully we can add to that in our final weekend before a two week break for exams.”

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The Tigers extend their unbeaten streak to eight games with a close win over the Crimson.

Stat of the Day

8 games The Women’s Ice Hockey team extends their unbeaten streak to 8 after edging out Harvard.

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