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5000 U. affiliates get flu shots By Allie Spensley assistant news editor

Roughly 5,000 University community members have received free influenza vaccinations as part of FluFest, University Health Services’ seasonal flu shot program. The necessity of immunization may be particularly high this year, since the unusually severe flu season in Australia indicates similar problems might occur in the United States. “By making FluFest such a prominent event in the life of the campus, UHS hopes to promote a positive perspective on campus regarding immunizations and evidence-based prevention of communicable disease,” Irini Daskalaki, an immunologist at UHS, wrote in an email. Because college students live in such close quarters, they are more susceptible to the spread of respiratory infections such as the common cold and influenza. All students were encouraged to take advantage of the free immunizations in an email from UHS Executive Director John Kolligan. Roughly 45 percent of students and 40 percent of faculty members received shots at FluFest, according to Daskalaki. The influenza virus is unusual because its virus particles contain genetic information in eight segments — which gives it an advantage in adapting to host environments — and because it has a broad host range, meaning it can infect and spread across both mam-

mals and birds, according to molecular biology professor Lynn Enquist. Viral infections in different animals can lead to a rearrangement of the eight viral segments, which in turn creates fresh variations of the flu each year. New seasonal strains arise, and new vaccinations are necessary, since last year’s immune defenses are unable to recognize the current year’s virus. This genetic flexibility means that vaccine developers must predict what kind of virus will spread in the new flu season, a process that is less than perfect. Recent estimates place the effectiveness of last year’s vaccine between 40 and 60 percent. However, measures of vaccination success are difficult to interpret, Enquist explained. “Does a vaccine that is 40 percent effective mean that 40 of 100 vaccinated people are completely protected and 60 are not? Does it mean that all vaccinated people have 40 percent protection? How do you measure protection? No disease, reduced time that you are ill?” Enquist asked. Enquist suggested that a vaccine’s effectiveness should be viewed in terms of a population rather than individuals. Even if protection is not perfect and some individuals become infected, reducing the transmission of the virus limits infection in the broader population, and fewer people get sick. This is especially true when all or most of a population See FLU page 2

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Tower Club is one of 11 eating clubs, which are all part of the new meal exchange system.

U. makes dining hall, club meal exchange electronic By Mallory Williamson contributor

As part of a one-year Campus Dining pilot program, beginning Oct. 9 meal exchanges between the University dining halls and eating clubs will be

entirely electronic. Meal exchanges between students who are both members of eating clubs will continue to operate on paper. In previous years, students on residential dining plans had

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to fill out paper forms in order to eat at one of the 11 eating clubs without added expenditure, and vice versa. Princeton’s Meal Exchange program, designed to allow See MEAL page 2

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Gina McCarthy plans to fight the new administration’s reversal of her work.

Former EPA admin talks climate change, Trump By Regina Lankenau contributor

“We can be upset about what’s going on in Washington and have disagreements with what’s happening, but we have to maintain a tremendous sense of hope,” Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy said during her lecture, “The Future of EPA and Our Planet,” on Wednesday. McCarthy, an environmental health and air quality expert, was the spokesperson and driving

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force of Obama’s climate change and global warming initiative. Among her many accomplishments, she finalized the Clean Water Act and spearheaded the Clean Power Plan and Clean Air Act to fulfill the United States’ goals for coal reduction as outlined by the Paris Agreement. Speaking to students and community members alike in the packed Sir Arthur Lewis Auditorium, McCarthy began by addressing the elephant in the See EPA page 3

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Who you believe deserves a hefty paycheck depends on what political party you’re in, according to economist Gregory Mankiw ’80. In a Whig-Cliosophic Society-hosted conversation between Mankiw and economics professor Harvey Rosen, the two long-time friends discussed Mankiw’s recent paper “Defending the One Percent.” Mankiw explained the importance of “deserving” in modern politics: that although people are okay with singer Taylor Swift making millions, many believe it is unfair for bankers to make a similar salary. Deserving, as Mankiw explained, is something that economists and politicians alike need to gauge. Both professors served as chairs of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. Mankiw served from 2003 to 2005, Rosen in 2005. Rosen introduced the lecture by reciting his long history with Mankiw. Mankiw was a student in Rosen’s microeconomics course in the 1970s and soon after served as Rosen’s research assistant. “I had just started out

teaching and began to think that all undergraduate researchers were geniuses,” said Rosen, laughing. “After Greg, however, it was all downhill from there.” Their relationship continued outside the classroom as Mankiw’s career as an economist progressed. When former U.S. President George W. Bush selected Mankiw to chair his economic council, he invited Rosen to the council. As the conversation continued, the two waxed nostalgic about how the field of economics has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Rosen explained that he now devotes an entire lecture to the economics of discrimination, a field devoted to explaining unequal outcomes people of similar economic backgrounds experience as a result of non-economic factors such as race or sex. The field did not even exist until the 1970s, when Rosen was working on this Ph.D. Both Mankiw and Rosen were skeptical about the field of behavioral economics. The subject has gained special attention over the past week after University of Chicago professor RichSee ECON page 4

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By Emily Spalding senior writer

Clad in metallic silver booties and outfitted with a beautiful acoustic guitar, London-based singersongwriter Jade Bird took to the stage of Richardson Auditorium to perform her music and engage in dialogue on Wednesday evening. Accompanied by George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History Sean Wilentz, 19-year-old Bird discussed her career, upcoming album, and how her past has shaped her into the artist she is today. Bird’s sound has echoes of country, blues, soul, and pop, with inf luences from artists like Chris Stapleton, The Civil Wars, and Patti Smith, all musicians she described as having an impact on her growing up. Rolling Stone has described her music as “a young Londoner’s spin on modern Americana and stripped-down soul.” In addition to her impressive vocals and guitar prowess, Bird is deeply inSee BIRD page 3

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people in eating clubs and residential colleges to eat together, consists of a one-to-one swap of meals between the dining hall and the eating club to which each participant belongs and is administered jointly between the Inter-Club Council and Campus Dining. A student wanting to complete a meal exchange will now add a second student as a ‘friend’ on the Meal Exchange website. To complete the exchange, the visiting student will log onto the Meal Exchange website and pull up a unique barcode, which can then be scanned at the door to either the club or the dining hall. New barcode scanning machines can now found be at re-

spective meal checking stations. The other half of the exchange must be completed within 30 days. The 30-day window is a divergence from previous policy, where students were required to complete exchanges by the end of the calendar month in which they were begun. The electronic meal exchange “[allows students] greater latitude to complete the exchanges,” said David Goetz, a Campus Dining representative. “We think we’ve developed a system that will facilitate [completed exchanges] in a much better way.” If students fail to complete both halves of a meal exchange within the allotted time frame, the student hosting the first half of the exchange is responsible for paying the remaining balance of the meal. For ex-

ample, member students at the Tower Club are responsible for paying $10 for an incomplete lunch swap or $15 for an incomplete dinner swap. If the first part of an incomplete exchange is hosted at a dining hall, the host participant is responsible for paying the standard meal charge. The electronic system represents the culmination of years of collaboration between the Office of Information Technology, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, University Services, and Campus Dining. “We’ve partnered with students to design, develop, and implement {the new system],” said Smitha Haneef, a University Services representative and the Assistant Vice President of Campus Dining. Haneef noted the contributions of Ella Cheng ’16, former president of USG,

who served as a voice for students throughout the project’s development process. One perk of the newly implemented electronic system is that it provides greater ease for sophomores curious about dining at eating clubs to explore them prior to bicker and sign-in seasons. “Having meals with upperclassmen allows [students] to get a feel for [the clubs] and really what they’re looking forward to, but also to demystify the idea of eating clubs that seems so far from underclass students,” said USG president Myesha Jemison ‘18. Similarly, Claudia Popescu ‘21, a student who plans to utilize the new Meal Exchange system to share a meal with an upperclassman friend in Terrace F. Club, believes the exchange system facilitates the process of

“students [becoming] familiar with the eating club environment before having to sign in.” However, the ultimate goal of the new plan is to further provide for and unify Princeton’s undergraduate student population. “This is one of the ways we believe that we are able to bring solutions in service of our students, and here it’s not a differentiation between and amongst students. The entire undergraduate student body is who we want to care for, nurture, nourish, and this is an example and indicative of that,” Haneef said. The Meal Exchange program cannot be used at Frist Campus Center or in Princeton’s independent co-ops. The Campus Dining website, which outlines policies and restrictions placed on the Meal Exchange, can be found here.

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receives immunizations. In addition, widespread vaccinations are important to protect people who are immunocompromised, meaning that they cannot be immunized themselves. “There are a lot of people on Princeton’s campus, myself included as a Type 1 diabetic, who have some form of autoimmune disorder,” Delaney Miller ’18 said. “A lot of times, someone with a chronic condition has more challenges when they do get the flu, in either fighting it off or having more significant side effects … I think people don’t realize, if they’re healthy, how getting the flu shot can really make a difference for someone else.”

In Australia, only those who are at higher risk for infection, such as pregnant women, children, and the elderly, are recommended to get an immunization. In the United States, the Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone over 6 months old gets vaccinated, which provides additional protection for those with autoimmune disorders by reducing the spread of the virus. Although Australia’s experience of a particularly rough flu outbreak in their winter — from June to the end of August — typically predicts a similarly hardhitting season in the United States, the higher proportion of vaccination in America may keep the virus more under control. Students on university campuses can also be susceptible to the spread of the

flu since stress and a lack of sleep can lower immune defenses. Within campuses, a higher proportion of student athletes may receive the flu shot since health is important for their continued athletic participation. While there is no specific flu shot policy for athletes, Miller, who runs for the varsity cross country team, pointed out that student athletes are encouraged by their athletic trainers to get the vaccine in order to protect their performance. “We’ve had issues in the past where the flu has ruined people’s seasons,” Miller said. “Athletic performance is something that a lot of athletes and people on my team really value, so the risk of compromising your season or affecting your teammates’ season is very significant to us.”

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volved in the songwriting process of her work, explaining how she writes every single day. Bird’s songs, such as “Who Wants,” detail personal moments in her life, like her parents divorcing when she was young. In commenting on her song “Cathedral,” she noted how her fascination with the word ‘cathedral’ and its connotations with marriage inspired her to write the track. “I had this big dramatic kind of song in my head, and it made for a really big kind of atmospheric song, so in producing it [we tried to] give it that space and give it that air,” she said. When asked about her song “Something American,” Bird explained how even though the meaning of the song has evolved for her over time, she still finds the message of it — to stop chasing the future and instead deal with the present — to be constant in her life. “It doesn’t matter where you are, but you’re always looking up,” she explained. “You’ve got to stop doing that, you’ve got to stop looking for that, you know, something American, something great.” Bird also commented on how she finds herself bored with a lot of current music, often distanc-

ing herself from the same tendencies of overproduction in her own music. “A lot of the things I listen to right now … [are] quite saturated by production,” she explained. Characterized by her acoustic, subtle sound, Bird explained that she feels secure in her pursuit of such an authentic style. Surrounded by people who support her, armed with youth, and still learning from new experiences, she said that all these aspects contribute to her style. “I’m going to get it wrong again and again until, hopefully, I get it right,” she added. Fresh off her debut television performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Oct. 10, Bird performed a selection of songs from her EP, “Something American,” following a brief Q & A from the audience. Becca Senatore ’20 attended the performance without much prior exposure to Bird’s work but left the show impressed, calling Bird a “brilliant musician” with a voice that is “clear and crisp and absolutely beautiful.” Another attendee, Lukas Novak ’18, was struck by Bird’s charm and how she engaged with the audience. “In tandem with music, she has a winning personality. So, I would buy it,” Novak said. “I feel like she has a future.” The event took place Oct. 11 at 8:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.

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room: the Trump administration’s current attempts to repeal her work as EPA administrator. Rather than be a “grumpy Gus,” as she put it, however, she soon pivoted her talk to a call for action that asked students to “turn off Netflix and get busy.” “Today is not a time to despair; it is a time to get active and activated,” she said, urging students to “not throw in the towel, sit on the couch, and watch seven years of episodes of Game of Thrones.” On a more serious note, McCarthy explained why the EPA was created in the first place, stressing that it was created “to protect our common good, not to take away individual freedoms.” She focused on the effects that cleaner water, air, and environment have for public health, particularly for children. Concern for their future, she said, should be a nonpartisan common interest. Citing recent hurricanes, wildfires, and droughts, McCarthy reminded the audience that nobody wants worse natural disasters. Such disasters only diminish “our sense of safety and stability in this country as well as create huge off-budget deficits that all of us will have to deal with,” she said. “Everybody wants clean air,” she added. McCarthy stressed the importance of these words, noting that the scientific community faces significant challenges in trying to clearly communicate with constituents and policymakers. Research needs to be translated into policies and laws without “science speak” that obscures the

facts, she said. In particular, McCarthy referenced the Trump administration’s current plans to roll back “virtually every standard that has been put in place over the last eight years.” The administration plans to cut the budget by 35 percent, cut federal funding for state environmental programs by 45 percent, and drastically diminish EPA manpower. McCarthy noted that even the EPA’s climate science webpage has been removed under the new administration. “Our climate science page isn’t under development, it’s under wraps,” she said, adding that the change is intolerable. With respect to the Paris Agreement, McCarthy emphasized that the United States led the charge and put its reputation on the line for this environmental agreement. She expressed severe disappointment that Trump has decided to depart from the accord. Such a decision is contrary to the wishes of the business community and U.S. economic and national security interests, McCarthy said. “For a president that wants to make deals, how does one make a deal with someone that changes their mind like that?” she asked. Nonetheless, McCarthy expressed certainty that the current administration would not be the end-all for U.S. environmental policy combating climate change. “Pronouncements don’t change things,” she said. Rather, “it takes a rule to undo a rule and rules are incredibly, wickedly hard to do.” Explaining that her work during the Obama administration took massive teamwork with scientists and policymakers, she underscored her belief that Trump’s administration has not

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come close to this necessary legal work, and thus the declaration to repeal the Clean Power Act is just that, a declaration. During the Q&A session and throughout her lecture, McCarthy stressed how important citizens’ efforts are to stop climate change. “Continue to work at the grassroots level, give states a shoutout, and let them know that you are paying attention,” she told the audience.“ A clean, healthy environment is not a luxury; it’s a human right, no matter who is in Washington.” McCarthy emphasized that in addition to grassroots foundations, such work needs hardworking professionals dedicated to public service as well. When asked what her advice would be, she responded, “It’s not a career path if you want to be rich, but it is a career path if you want a rich life. Public service is the most noble profession.” Audience members were struck by McCarthy’s lecture, noting her encouragement and heart. Isabelle Kuziel ’21, felt that the lecture “was really inspiring,” making her feel “motivated and encouraged that we can move forward.” “I thought she was excellent,” said Michael Mathews ’62. “I thought she threw the gauntlet down to the students that there are things they can and should be doing at the city and state level that are important and need to be done.” The lecture was held at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 in Robertson Hall’s Sir Arthur Lewis Auditorium. It was sponsored by the Wilson School as part of the Dean’s Innovation Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Initiative.


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Gregory Mankiw and his former mentor Harvey Rosen discussed a controversial paper by Mankiw.

ard Thaler earned a Nobel Prize for his work in the field. Unfortunately, according to Mankiw, most behavioral economists do not have much to show from decades of research. “The problem is that there’s only one way for a person to be rational, and many ways to be irrational,” Mankiw said. “I don’t believe it’s going to shake economics to its core.” After the floor opened up to students, questions ranged from tax reform, where Rosen noted that a national sales tax higher than 10 percent would be a “complete disaster.” As for healthcare policy, Mankiw, referring to Democrats, noted that if “you thought RomneyCare was so great, why would we need Obamacare?”

Mankiw also responded to a question about the financial crisis: “Even if we had seen the housing crisis coming, we’d have to tell Congress to stop giving loans to poor people, something that Congress doesn’t want to hear from a Republican administration,” Mankiw said. In one final question about advising politicians, Mankiw expressed frustration with trying to advise politicians when they’re more likely to listen to their constituents than technocrats. “As professors, we’ve probably done better service to society by educating students than advising politicians,” he said. Most of the fifty or so students stayed for the entire 90 minute event. “One thing I learned was, always be nice to your undergrads,” Rosen said. “You never know when they’ll show up in your life.” According to Whig-Clio

president Rebekah Ninan ’19, Mankiw was the organization’s second largest speaker event of the year. As its first large speaker event, WhigClio hosted former Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla in late September. Ninan said she enjoyed seeing her microeconomics professor explain how the principles she learned in class applied to real life. Hassan Ahmad ’21 said he didn’t realize how damaging government-subsidized enterprises could be. “I was surprised at how closely Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac worked with the government,” he said. After the talk, Mankiw explained that although he had spoken at Reunions before, this was the first time he was invited to a WhigClio event. “Walking across campus, the waves of nostalgia always hit you,” he said. The talk was held on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

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Our campus deserves our attention Jon Ort

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On most afternoons, as I saunter back to Forbes College after class, my phone is a constant temptation. I have not checked it during my lectures and precepts, and I anticipate unread emails and waiting text messages. Walking while using my phone invariably leaves me disoriented, as I cannot devote my full attention to either task. Once I reach my destination, I often cannot even recall the physical steps I took to get there. Several days ago, I looked up from my phone to find myself on a collision course with a passing cyclist. With a hasty “sorry,” I stumbled out of her way, embarrassed to have slipped into such inattention. Recent evidence suggests that overusing cell phones and other technology damages our mental health. In a recent podcast, “The Case for Boredom,” Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, a researcher at University of Southern California, explains, “When you’re listening to your cell phone ding … you’re attending to the outside world in a way that shuts down and decouples an internal network.” Immordino-Yang’s “internal network” refers

to imaginative and creative thinking. Her research indicates that phones interrupt our imaginations. To protect our creative capacities, she recommends we regularly allot time during which we have only our minds for companionship. With her words in mind, I posit that we live on a campus that remembers. Innumerable plaques, benches, walkways, and gardens memorialize alumni gifts that span more than two centuries. Gothic halls and soaring spires named in honor of luminaries such as Meg Whitman ‘77, and Hobey Baker, Class of 1914, and Peter Lewis ‘55, dwarf us. We ought to at least notice, if not appreciate, this rich heritage. But doing so requires attending to our campus. Walking to our classes should include looking and listening, not dividing our attention between an electronic interface and reality. Lest I prove myself a hypocrite, I now resolve to walk without distraction. Last week, I listened to distinguished British poet Alice Oswald deliver the inaugural Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts here at Princeton. Oswald recited the final portion of “Memorial,” her re-

markable rendition of Homer’s Iliad. Memory is central to all of Oswald’s work because she memorizes every word she writes, striking any piece of writing that she cannot commit to memory. Oswald’s speech reminded me of an endeavor I undertook over the summer. I memorized Ulysses, a 70line, blank verse poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, written from the perspective of Ulysses, also known as Odysseus, in old age. The experience humbled me. Since arriving at Princeton, I had not given the poem any thought — that is, until I heard Oswald speak. Now, whenever I am alone and feel tempted by my phone, I recite the poem. In less than three recitations, I can walk from the E-Quad to Forbes. Tennyson’s words inspire me to pause and ponder the elegant inscriptions that grace our archways and doorways. I sit in the alcove between East Pyne and Chancellor Green that is dedicated to the Princeton alumni who perished on 9/11. I step into the Chapel for quiet moments of reverence. I jog to the Princeton Cemetery, where figures who helped to shape our nation rest. When walking, we can be “productive” by call-

ing our parents or listening to podcasts. In my experience, however, talking into a phone or wearing ear buds still prevents fully engaging with our surroundings. Immordino-Yang proposes that we embrace boredom, which requires freeing our minds of all technological stimuli. To do so, I give myself one task: reciting poetry. As I walk, my mind wanders. By the time I reach my destination, my mind has often taken a new direction of thought, inspired by a phrase in the poem or by a nook I noticed along the way. Therefore, I advise every reader to commit to memory a poem, a piece of literature, or a fragment of a larger work. It could be something first read in class, found in an anthology, or discovered while reading for pleasure. For one, I intend to learn more poems by heart. Memorizing an admired work honors the legacy of its author. Doing so also liberates our senses from technology, opens our eyes to hidden groves and paths, and helps us to understand our place at this University. Jon Ort is a first-year from Highlands Ranch, Co. He can be reached at jaort@princeton. edu.

The speaker series we should all be going to Dora Zhao

contributing columnist

On an ordinary, unassuming Thursday in East Pyne, 35 students attended a lecture that defied history — not for necessarily for its radicalism or ingenuity, but rather, for its existence. Lecture series at Princeton are ubiquitous. Any given day, there will be a number of visiting professors, foreign dignitaries, and leading experts on almost every academic topic. But the one speaker series that every Princeton student should be attending is the Asian American Studies Speaker Series hosted by the Program in American Studies. The existence of such a speaker series reflects the progress not only of Princeton but also of our nation. For too long, the voices and stories of Asian Americans have been ignored on a national level. This is because issues are often divided into the two distinct camps of white and black — an idea also known as the black-white binary paradigm of race. Rather than recognizing the full spectrum of color, we tend to conceptualize

race into two polar opposites, ignoring whatever exists in that nebulous “gray” area. Not wholly white or black, Asian Americans exist in a forgotten limbo in the American narrative — unseen and unheard. Perpetuating their invisibility, many Asian Americans suffer from the perpetual foreigner stereotype in which they are never truly regarded as Americans. Questions like, “Where are you really from?” or “How is your English so good?” only serve to reaffirm this stereotype. Even those who are born in the United States are immediately assumed to be foreigners — perceived as an out-of-place installment in American society. The perpetual foreigner stereotype is damaging because it disregards one half of Asian American identity, reducing Asian Americans to just their physical appearance. While the cultural Asian heritage is a vital part of being Asian American, the “American” half of the equation is just as essential. Thus, the fact that there is an Asian American Speaker Series helps to reaffirm the im-

portance of both parts of this identity, and the intersection between the two. Beyond the more conceptual societal importance, the speaker series has a special importance for Princeton. Ever since the 1970s, Princeton students, especially those involved in the Asian American Students Association, have pushed for more Asian American representation in terms of coursework at the University. At the time, AASA members asked the University to offer more classes like HIS 410: Asians in America, a course that studied Asian immigration and the Asian American experience. Through the almost half-century between the 1970s and now, there has been dialogue over Asian American representation in the academic life at Princeton. During the time when most other Ivy League and peer institutions offered either an Asian American studies minor or at least a range of coursework in the area, Princeton had at most one to two courses a semester that were related to the subject. In fact, it was not until 2016 that the University even began plan-

ning to offer Asian American studies as a track within the American Studies certificate, which, while not as ideal as a certificate in itself, is a step in the right direction. Thus, the Asian American Speaker Series is representative of how far Princeton has come. A decade or even five years ago, this series would not have been offered at the University. While it is a symbol of growth, it also represents how far not only the school, but also the nation, has to go in terms of Asian American representation. Asian Americans are, and have been, a part of this nation for centuries. They are not outsiders, not interlopers, not perpetual foreigners. They are American. It is our job to listen to their voices and their stories — not so much as an attempt to rectify their treatment in the past, but rather as a recognition that they, too, are an integral piece in America’s story. Dora Zhao is a first-year student from Newtown, Pa. She can be reached at dorothyzhao@princeton.edu.

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Princeton seeks first conference win this season in Providence By Matthew Fuller contributor

After a heartbreaking defeat to the Columbia Lion’s at the hands of a 63-yard score with a minute to play on Sept. 30, the Princeton football team will get another shot at an Ivy League opponent when they face Brown at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday at Brown Stadium in Providence, R.I. Princeton hopes to regain some ground in the Ivy League standings this week after losing to Columbia at home for the first time in seven years. The Tigers will try to build on the momentum from a big win last week against Georgetown, where Princeton triumphed 50-30. The game was not even as close as the score would indicate, as Princeton led by 34 points at the end of third quarter. Senior quarterback Chad Kanoff was responsible for much of the success, throwing for 313 yards on 25 of 29 passing, with four touchdowns and no interceptions. This performance was especially important for Kanoff, who came off of a three-interception game against Columbia the week before. Kanoff now ranks second in the Football Championship Subdivision, not only in completion percentage (73.2 percent), but

also in completions per game (28). Freshman cornerback CJ Wall contributed another solid performance in the win against Georgetown, notching his third interception of the year. This time, he returned the pick to the end zone on a 38-yard scoring drive. Wall also has 21 tackles on the season and his performance helped earn him his second Ivy League Rookie of the Week award. Although Princeton was able to win against Brown last year, the Tigers have lost six of their last seven games against the Bears in Providence. Brown (2-2) has also won both games at home this year. These include wins against both Bryant University (28-23) and the University of Rhode Island (24-21). The Bears are also hoping to secure their first Ivy League victory of the season on Saturday, as they lost to Harvard 45-28 a few weeks ago in Boston. The Bears rely mainly on a passing attack, with twice as many yards per game passing (237.5) as rushing (120.3). Brown’s quarterback situation isn’t nearly as secure as Princeton’s, however, as the Bears have cycled through three different quarterbacks so far this season. Junior

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Senior QB Chad Kanoff looks to add to his impressive numbers this weekend against Brown.

Nicholas Duncan started the season, until he was replaced by senior Thomas Linta in the fourth quarter of the Harvard game, when Brown was down by 36 points. Linta went on to score four consecutive touchdowns in the losing effort. Linta appeared to be the clear starter until a losing effort against Stetson Uni-

versity, in which he threw two interceptions and was replaced by freshman Jeffrey Jonke, who did not have much success, going 5 for 13 on passing. If Linta can channel his performance from the game against Harvard, Brown will be a tough matchup for Princeton. The Tigers secondary, although recording four

interceptions in the season, have given up an average of 325 yards per game. The game on Saturday can be streamed live on the Ivy League Network. It is also available on the radio through either the Princeton IMG Sports Network (103.3 FM WPRB in Princeton) or through the TuneIn app.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

On tap with Sophie Cantine, Princeton’s newest cross country star The Daily Princetonian: When did you start cross country?

Sophie Cantine: I started running when I was nine years old. I tried track out that summer, and then began cross country and loved that too — every year since, I’ve been doing both. [It brings me] fulfillment, endorphins, and joy! DP: How has the transition to collegiate running been? COURTESY OF GOPRINCETONTIGERS.COM

Freshman Sophie Cantine headlines a strong XC class of 2021.

By Samantha Shapiro contributor

First-year Sophie Cantine’s college career is off to a speedy start. At the Paul Short Invitational last weekend, Cantine finished first among the Princeton Tigers, with an impressive time of 20:38 in the 6K race. All the more impressive, this was Cantine’s first-ever 6K, since high school cross country only features the 5K race. Cantine’s stellar times speak for themselves: she is clearly full of talent and potential. Yet after a sit-down with the Daily Princetonian, it is apparent that Cantine is also passionate, dedicated, and impressively humble.

SC: It’s been very good! Our coach does a great job of making sure we’re happy and healthy and encourages us to manage our sleep and academics. The team has done a phenomenal job of making me feel included. The upperclassmen have been there through everything in the transition. It’s really nice to know that they’re always there if I need any support. In terms of adjustments, the workouts are a lot of fun, but the training is an adjustment. The workouts are a lot bigger, mileage wise, than what I’ve done before. It’s not a bad thing, but it is an adjustment! DP: Talk about the transition from the 5K to 6K; how was your first 6K race last weekend? SC: It really wasn’t that bad! I was really nervous

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about it. At Paul Short, I didn’t see any course map beforehand, so I had no idea where I was throughout the course, which was almost helpful, because I was just running based on effort and not worried about how much I had left or where I was in the race. It was better than I expected — I don’t consider myself a full-on “distance” person but the extra K wasn’t as intimidating as it seemed. DP: Do you have a racing strategy? What was your racing strategy for Paul Short? SC: For Paul Short, it was more just a “feel it out” kind of thing. I’d never been in a big race like that, with people around you for the entire race, so I came in thinking, “I’m going to do what feels right to me, and if there are teammates are near me through the race, we can work together to try and do the best we can. If not, I can try to stay with the other people around me.” In general, going into races, [my mentality is to] run my own race, and if there are other teammates that I can run with, I work with them, so we can try and pull each other along so everyone can finish as high as possible. I prefer to go out fast and not have to work my way up during the race. I like to get out into a position where I feel comfortable — I’d rather

go up to where I want to finish and try and stay there. Also, I don’t like getting boxed in and I don’t like cramped spaces! Over the years, it has become habit to get out really fast and then settle in. Over the years, I’ve been working on how to go into a race feeling cool, calm, and collected. My mindset has changed a lot. I used to get really nervous, but now that I’m here, I feel like I’ve found the perfect medium: I get nervous, but not too nervous! I go into a race thinking, “I love to run, and I’ve trained hard.” I’m excited to put that training out there on the course. DP: Outside of practice, what do you do to prepare for meets? SC: I commit to getting eight hours of sleep every night because sleep is really important. Although my days are really busy and I’m constantly working, I try to find time to just chill out for at least twenty minutes — whether it’s talking to friends or a little bit of television. Sometimes I do yoga with some people on the team — I love yoga! On the way to the meet, I listen to music that makes me feel competitive. I make sure every morning before a race, I have a gluten free bagel (I’m gluten free) with peanut butter, a banana, and honey.

Stat of the Day

73.2% Chad Kanoff’s completion percentage is the 2nd best in the FCS among quarterbacks this season.

I’m still getting adjusted and creating a routine, but I think there’s a good balance right now. DP: What are your goals for the rest of the season? SC: I just want to stay healthy. I like where my mindset is at right now, and I want to build on it. I’m still figuring out my goals, and I feel like they’ll become more apparent as the season progresses. I’m trying to get used to the 6K, get adjusted, and enjoy it and have fun! Right now, I’m just having a lot of fun — doing the best that I can, running for my team, and knowing that every opportunity is a blessing! Our team is really progressing. We have a lot of potential because we have so much depth — there’s no person that’s necessarily faster than the other. We can all carry each other to really fast performances. I’m really excited to see what we can do; we’re under the radar nationally, and I think we can make a really big impact! Sophie has a packed weekend, with races on both Friday and Saturday. On Friday, her team travels to State College to compete in the Penn State National Open. Then on Sunday, Sophie will be competing at home as the Tigers host the Princeton Invitational over on the West Windsor circuit.

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