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Students bruised, bloodied, and trampled by crowd at Lawnparties

By Evelyn Doskoch Head News Editor

Content warning: This piece contains descriptions of physical violence. If you would like to speak to Counseling and Psychological Services, please call (609) 258-3141. On Sunday, Oct. 3, Nica Evans ’24 arrived early to the backyard of Quadrangle Club, where she and several friends gathered at the front of the crowd, behind a

large metal barrier separating students from the stage. As a sophomore whose only Lawnparties experience to date had been a controversial virtual performance by Jason Derulo, she was excited to attend her first in-person Lawnparties and see headliner A$AP Ferg and student opener Naaji Hylton ’22, professionally known as J. Paris, perform. Well before A$AP Ferg took the stage, however, Ev-

ans found herself in a dangerous situation: the surrounding crowd of students had become a mob. “I was being crushed against the barricade that was about to give way,” she wrote in a statement to The Daily Princetonian. “I was genuinely terrified that it would break, and I might die from being trampled by all the aggressive students behind me.” Evans told the ‘Prince’

that she experienced bruising and “intense pressure,” eventually beginning to feel faint. She finally gave in and allowed security guards to carry her over the barrier so she could leave the venue, eventually traveling in an ambulance to McCosh Health Center. “The entire time, we were all screaming and crying for help, and no one seemed to care,” she said. Several other students who

attended Sunday’s Lawnparties directly corroborate Evans’ account or report similar experiences. The students requested anonymity, due to the sensitive nature of their stories. One female student, a member of the Class of 2025, reported that she became partially trapped between metal pieces of the barrier, causing a “really deep cut” to her arm. See LAWNPARTIES page 3


Two days, two Nobel Prizes for Princeton researchers Princeton meteorologist Syukuro Manabe awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Chemistry professor David MacMillan awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

By Mahya Fazel-Zarandi

By Allan Shen and Mahya Fazel-Zarandi

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Princeton senior meteorologist Syukuro “Suki” Manabe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 “for the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming.” His work is widely considered to be foundational to understanding climate change. Manabe was jointly awarded the prize with Klaus Hasselmann, an oceanographer at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. Giorgio Parisi of the Sapienza University of Rome was also awarded the Prize in Physics for his separate “discovery of the interplay of disorder and

For the second consecutive day, a Princeton University scientist was honored with the world’s highest distinction in their field of research, as David W. C. MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. MacMillan shares the prize with German chemist Benjamin List, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, “for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.” The prize money of 10 million Swedish kroner, or approximately $1.14 million, will be shared equally


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Manabe (top) and MacMillan (bottom).

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As flu season nears, UHS offers vaccinations at 2021 FluFest By Amy Ciceu Staff Writer


FluFest 2021 Poster.

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Students, faculty, staff, retirees, and University affiliates are eligible to receive free flu vaccines during the 2021 FluFest, an event sponsored by University Health Services (UHS) that aims to administer as many influenza vaccines as possible to keep the University community healthy during the upcoming flu season.

This year’s FluFest began on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6, and two more dates will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Rooms on the B Level. Those attending the FluFest must present their University ID cards and wear face coverings. Appointments will not be required. Dependent children of University faculty aged 12 and



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between MacMillan and List. In a message shared over Facebook Wednesday evening, President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 congratulated both University recipients of the Nobel Prize. “These two brilliant scientists have both advanced our understanding of the world and also helped to build centers of excellence in environmental science and chemistry at our University,” Eisgruber said. “Their lives and work embody Princeton’s academic mission and speak to our informal motto, ‘in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.’” The prize was announced by Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Göran K. Hansson, in Stockholm, Sweden, at 5:45 a.m. ET on Wednesday. The University held a press conference in Richardson Auditorium on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate MacMillan and his achievement. MacMillan was joined on stage by University Provost Deborah Prentice, University Spokesperson Ben Chang, and Chair of the Department of Chemistry Gregory Scholes. “Without science, we wouldn’t have anything. Society, ways of being, interacting — we’d have nothing. So, we need science,” said MacMillan, when asked about the importance of science. “Once you get to that basic level of understanding, you have to get back to trusting the facts, trusting the truth.” Those in attendance praised MacMillan’s contributions to science and the University. “Ever since David arrived to Princeton in 2006, it’s been his mission to make Princeton’s chemistry department one of the best in the world,” Gregory Scholes said. “And clearly, he’s leading

by example.” MacMillan’s research is primarily focused on understanding new concepts in catalysis: the process through which substances called catalysts control and accelerate chemical reactions without becoming part of the reactions’ end products. Catalysis makes up a key step in the molecular construction of substances like plastic, perfumes, and medical drugs. Chemists had long believed that the only two types of catalysts available are metals and enzymes, both of which have substantial drawbacks. Metal catalysts, such as iron or platinum, are often toxic and harmful to the environment. They are also very sensitive and must be protected from oxygen and moisture, making them difficult to use in labs. Enzymes, which are a group of large proteins found in nature, are efficient when catalyzing chemical reactions in nature, but their large size makes them very challenging to design in a laboratory setting. Organocatalysis — a name coined by MacMillan early in his career at the University of California, Berkeley — takes advantage of small organic molecules called organocatalysts. Organocatalysts are made up of small elements easily found in nature, making them much safer, easier, and cheaper to use and produce than metals. Another key advantage of the organocatalysts highlighted by the Nobel Committee is their ability to drive asymmetric catalysis. Using enzymes or metals as catalysts often produces large quantities of mirror-image molecules, resulting in great waste. The organic catalysts independently pioneered by List and MacMillan are excellent at driving asymmetric catalysis, producing


David MacMillan speaks with media and well-wishers the morning of the announcement. only one of the two mirror-images. In an interview conducted after the prize announcement in Stockholm, Peter Somfai, a member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry and an organic chemist at Lund University, explained the significance of the laureates’ work with an analogy to the game of chess. “Think about playing chess, then introduce a new player on the chessboard that has new rules,” Somfai explained. “That means you can think about the game in a different way and you can execute the game in a different way, and that is the power of new methodology when it comes to organic chemistry.” MacMillan is the sixth individual affiliated with the University and the first faculty member at the University to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Frances Arnold ’79, who shared the 2018 prize “for the directed evolution of enzymes,” is the most recent recipient.

A dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom, MacMillan was born in 1968 in Bellshill, Scotland. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Glasgow in 1991 and then moved to the United States for graduate studies at the University of California, Irvine, where he completed his Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1996. After receiving his Ph.D., MacMillan worked as postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University for 2 years before becoming a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley. He moved to the California Institute of Technology in 2000, where he remained until he joined Princeton’s faculty as the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry in 2006. MacMillan was named the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry in 2011 and served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2010 to 2015, be-

ginning his tenure during the same year in which the state-ofthe-art Frick Chemistry Laboratory opened. MacMillan is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society. His numerous other honors include the Corday-Morgan Medal of the Royal Chemical Society (RCS) in 2004 and the Centenary Prize of the RCS in 2019. MacMillan was not available for comment by the time of publication. Allan Shen is a senior writer who often covers research and obituaries. He can be reached at, or on Twitter at @fulunallanshen. He previously served as an Associate News Editor. Mahya Fazel-Zarandi is a news contributor for the ‘Prince’. She can be reached through email at


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“It was bleeding everywhere,” she said in an interview with the ‘Prince.’ “I had to use my face mask to try to stop the bleeding.” “There’s still blood on my shoes, blood on my dress,” she added. “I didn’t quite want to leave. But then, the shoving got so bad that there was nothing you could do about it,” she recalled. “One of the security guards was like, ‘You need to get that treated.’” She told the ‘Prince’ she was eventually carried over the barrier and brought to an ambulance, where she witnessed other students recovering from their experiences. By the time they arrived at McCosh, she remembered feeling “panicked.” “It was really scary and honestly a little traumatic,” she said. One member of the Class of 2024 who witnessed the above events recalled that security guards were “fighting” to keep the barrier in place, while students around her fell down and were “stepped

on,” unable to get up. “I am unsure how someone started bleeding, but their blood was all over some of my friends due to the close proximity,” she wrote to the ‘Prince.’ “[I] started to have a panic attack and had to be lifted out of the front … the majority of my friends had also been pulled out after being trampled, fainting, or also experiencing severe anxiety attacks.” The sophomore explained that the crowd conditions also extended to verbal abuse. “Some of our male friends who tried to keep people from trampling us were threatened,” she wrote. “They recall one student telling them that he would ‘beat the shit out of them’ because they would not let him through [to the front].” “A lot of the sentiment near us,” she added, “was that we ‘shouldn’t have gotten into the front if we couldn’t handle it.’ No one should feel like their fellow students are forcing them to [put] their lives … in danger.” One senior, who was also near the front of the crowd, confirmed that the barrier in front of the stage was broken,

that students around them were “passing out” and “panicking,” and that friends were in danger of being “trampled.” “Drunk students yelled around me as I attempted to help friends or simply breathe,” they wrote. “Others would chastise students who repeated the instructions of public safety and security.” Throughout the event, staff members urged students to cooperate with requests to move back from the front of the stage. Memorably, Social Committee member and Class of 2024 Social Chair Lauren Fahlberg ’24 shouted, “For the love of God, stop talking!” while directing students to listen and obey safety instructions. Efforts at crowd control remained largely unsuccessful. “Most of the time, I had no control over my own body,” the senior wrote. “Others’ movements controlled the direction in which I was going, or whether I was being brushed up on accidentally [or] intentionally by another person.” The first-year student whose arm was injured told the ‘Prince’ that when stu-

dents were asked to “move back,” some took the sight of their retreating peers as an opportunity to move closer to the stage despite security’s attempts at dissuading them. “I thought the security guards were doing their best,” she said. “They were literally keeping barriers from falling. I think it really just kind of fell on the student body to be responsible. I don’t think people realize just how bad it was.” “If they did,” she added, “no one would want to be pushing their way to the front.” Ultimately, several students expressed disappointment that despite arriving early, enduring unsafe conditions, and experiencing violence, they missed much or all of A$AP Ferg’s performance. “[The dangerous crowd conditions] occurred during the student opener,” the sophomore told the ‘Prince.’ “Most of us did not even get to stay in the front for the headliner that we came for.” Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss told the ‘Prince’ on Monday that the Undergraduate Stu-

dent Government plans to survey students about their experiences at Lawnparties, as in previous years. He also stated that ODUS staff met with “a small group of students who had concerns about the event” on Sunday evening. “We are planning to review the operation of Lawnparties as part of our continuing effort to promote the health and safety of our students,” Hotchkiss wrote. “That review will include looking into the failure of part of a barricade, placed in front of the stage by non-University vendors, that made managing the crowd more difficult.” Hotchkiss did not say how many students were treated at McCosh, or if any plan to take legal action based on their injuries. Evelyn Doskoch is a Head News Editor who has reported on University affairs, COVID󰀭19 policy, student life, sexual harassment allegations, town affairs, and eating clubs. She can be reached at or on Twitter at @EvelynDoskoch.

Manabe: To try to understand climate change is not easy, but it’s much much easier than understanding what is happening in current politics MANABE

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fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.” Manabe joins 21 University faculty and alumni who have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Recent recipients include Professor Emeritus James Peebles GS ’62 who received the 2019 prize for his discoveries in physical cosmology and Kip Thorne GS ’65 who received the 2017 prize for his contribution to the observation of gravitational waves. Manabe’s pioneering work in the 1960s involved the use of computer simulations to study global climate change. After hundreds of hours of testing, his climate circulation model showed that increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere result in higher temperatures at Earth’s surface. Through his research, he “laid the foundation for the development of current climate models,” the Royal

Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement. Manabe is also the co-author of “Beyond Global Warming.” In the book, he presents a firsthand account of how scientists have come to understand the fundamental processes behind climate change using numerical models. Manabe was born in EhimeKen, Japan, in 1931 and received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Tokyo University in 1953 and 1958, respectively. Shortly after receiving his Ph.D., he moved from Japan to the United States to work at the U.S. Weather Bureau — now known as the National Weather Service — where he used physics for modeling weather systems. In 1963, Manabe moved to Princeton and became one of the founding scientists of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), a joint endeavor by the University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Manabe has been a member of Princeton’s faculty

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since 1968. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences, an honorary member of the American Meteorological Society, and a fellow of the American Geographical Union. In the afternoon after the announcement, the University held a press conference in Richardson Hall to celebrate Manabe and his achievements. Manabe was joined on stage by University Provost Deborah Prentice, University Spokesperson Ben Chang, Professor Stephan Fueglistaler, Director of the University’s Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences program and of the Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System, and Thomas Delworth, Senior Scientist at the GFDL. Manabe thanked the Royal Swedish Academy of Science for their generosity in awarding him the Nobel Prize. He also thanked the GFDL, NOAA, and Princeton, where he mentioned he has “enjoyed exploring climate change.” Describing Manabe, Del-

worth noted traits he felt were key to his character and work. “That insatiable curiosity, sense of wonder, along with the ability to boil any topic into its essence, and incredible persistence and hard work — those are some of Suki’s characteristics that have guided him over the years,” Delworth said. “Suki in his presence elevates the entire field of climate science to its standing field of such vital and outstanding importance,” Delworth added. When asked about the intersection of politics, climate change, and climate denialism, Manabe responded that politics plays a vital role in determining not only how to mitigate climate change but also how to adapt to it. “To try to understand climate change is not easy,” Manabe said, “but it’s much much easier than understanding what is happening in current politics.” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy was among the many people who congratulated Ma-


nabe. In a tweet sent out on the day of the announcement, Murphy wrote that Manabe’s research serves as an “urgent reminder of our need to act on climate.” Manabe said that he was surprised to be awarded the Nobel Prize. After receiving the call this morning, he wondered whether his work deserved to be compared with that of previous physics Nobel laureates — all physicists with outstanding contributions in the field. But then he considered that now more than ever the world sees how climate change is a major crisis for humanity. “For that reason, I thought, maybe it’s ok!” Manabe said with a laugh. Manabe was not available for comment by the time of publication. Mahya Fazel-Zarandi is a news contributor for the ‘Prince’. She can be reached through email at and @MahyaFazel on Twitter.



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older who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 and are in compliance with the University visitor policy will be able to receive flu vaccines during the clinic. The high-dose flu vaccine geared toward older adults will not be available at the FluFest, though the UHS website discourages “delaying flu immunization to acquire the specialized flu shot.” In an interview with The Daily Princetonian, UHS Global and Community Health Physician Dr. Irini Daskalaki urged the University community to take advantage of the opportunity to receive free influenza vaccines offered at the FluFest. “A flu shot is the main and major way of preventing the influenza disease in adults and children, especially during this time of the year,” Daskalaki said. Particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Daskalaki noted that receiving an influenza vaccine can ease the burden on healthcare workers who would need to distinguish between cases of the flu and COVID-19. “There is no very good way of differentiating clinically, as we say, by just looking at the patient, whether they have the flu or COVID or another respiratory disease,” Daskalaki explained. “The only way to know for sure is to actually do a test. The tests are a limited resource that we need to be saving for when we really need them.” Furthermore, Daskalaki noted that the flu virus morphs rapidly into new variants every year. She said that getting vaccinated against the flu is even more important in light of its constantly changing nature. On a related note, Daskalaki emphasized the safety and efficacy of both the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine in serving as robust means of defense against the respective diseases. “The vaccines themselves are very safe and well-studied,” Daskalaki said. In the last two weeks of September, following a surge in mild cold-like illnesses on campus, UHS’s Outpatient Medical Services and the Infirmary Ser-

vice received more than 1,200 students seeking in-person health evaluations. Speaking on this matter, Daskalaki stressed that the spread of cold-like illnesses reflects a normal trend observed during the start of every academic year. “This time of the year, the respiratory season starts,” she said. “They all have different names, but in adults, they mainly do the same thing, causing common colds, with some differences: some do more congestion, some do sore throats. I haven’t seen this year on campus anything different or unexpected from other full semesters.” Despite vaccines not conferring absolute immunity, Daskalaki asserted that vaccines significantly reduce the severity of symptoms and transmission rate of respiratory illnesses in vaccinated individuals who contract such illnesses. “In the large, healthy and young population on campus, [a vaccine] does prevent many infections, to begin with, but even if somebody gets the flu despite the fact that they got the vaccine, they’re going to have less symptoms and a shorter duration of symptoms,” she said. Henry Slater ’22 plans to go to the FluFest, like he has done every other year he has been on campus. “I just think it’s important every year, but there’s a higher chance of things getting around in the winter when everyone’s inside because it’s cold outside, so I think getting vaccinated is good,” he said. Slater explained that getting the flu shot now is especially crucial due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s easy to feel like I’ve accomplished something, sort of like a sense of civic duty even, especially now with public health more on my mind,” he continued. Amy Ciceu is a staff writer who often covers research and COVID󰀭19-related developments. She also serves as a Newsletter Contributor. She can be reached at aciceu@ Associate News Editor Naomi Hess contributed reporting.

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T his Week in Photos



The Princeton cheerleading team performs on the sidelines at the football game against Columbia on Saturday.

The Princeton offensive line pushes senior running back Collin Eaddy across the goal line for his first of two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, giving the Tigers a 10 point cushion.


An early October sunrise over the golf course, with Forbes College in the distance.



Students dance to the Lawnparties headliner, A$AP Ferg.

Students gather at the fountain in front of Robertson Hall, a popular photo location during Lawnparties.


A stained glass installation in Chancellor Green.

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Orange Key tours must start telling the true Princeton narrative

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editor-in-chief Emma Treadway ’22 business manager Louis Aaron ’23

BOARD OF TRUSTEES president Thomas E. Weber ’89 vice president Craig Bloom ’88 second vice president David Baumgarten ’06 secretary Chanakya A. Sethi ’07 treasurer Douglas Widmann ’90 assistant treasurer Kavita Saini ’09

trustees Francesca Barber Kathleen Crown Gabriel Debenedetti ’12 Stephen Fuzesi ’00 Zachary A. Goldfarb ’05 Michael Grabell ’03 John G. Horan ’74 Rick Klein ’98 James T. MacGregor ’66 Abigail Williams ’14 Tyler Woulfe ’07 trustees ex officio Emma Treadway ’22 Louis Aaron ’23

145TH MANAGING BOARD managing editors Harsimran Makkad ’22 AG McGee ’22 Kenny Peng ’22 Zachary Shevin ’22 content strategist Omar Farah ’23 Sections listed in alphabetical order. head cartoon editors Sydney Peng ’22 Akaneh Wang ’24 associate cartoon editors Inci Karaaslan ’24 Ambri Ma ’24 head copy editors Celia Buchband ’22 Isabel Rodrigues ’23 associate copy editors Catie Parker ’23 Cecilia Zubler ’23 digital news design editor Anika Maskara ’23 associate digital news design editor Brian Tieu ’23 graphics editor Ashley Chung ’23 instagram design editor Helen So ’22 print design editor Abby Nishiwaki ’23 newsletter editor Rooya Rahin ’23 head features editor Alex Gjaja ’23 Rachel Sturley ’23 associate features editors Annabelle Duval ’23 Ellen Li ’22 Tanvi Nibhanupudi ’23 multimedia liason Mark Dodici ’22 head photo editor Candace Do ’24

head podcast editor Isabel Rodrigues ’23 associate podcast editors Jack Anderson ’23 Francesca Block ’22 head video editor Mindy Burton ’23 associte video editors Uanne Chang ’24 Daniel Drake ’24 Marko Petrovic ’24 head news editors Evelyn Doskoch ’23 Caitlin Limestahl ’23 associte news editors Bharvi Chavre ’23 Naomi Hess ’22 Marissa Michaels ’22 head opinion editor Shannon Chaffers ’22 associte opinion editors Won-Jae Chang ’24 Kristal Grant ’24 Mollika Singh ’24 head prospect editors Cameron Lee ’22 Auhjanae McGee ’23 associte prospect editors José Pablo Fernández García ’23 Aster Zhang ’24 head puzzles editors Gabriel Robare ’24 Owen Travis ’24 head sports editor Emily Philippides ’22 associte sports editors Ben Burns ’23 Sreesha Ghosh ’23

145TH BUSINESS BOARD chief technology officer Pranav Avva ’24 assistant business manager Benjamin Cai ’24 business directors Gloria Wang ’24 Shirley Ren ’24 Samantha Lee ’24 David Akpokiere ’24 lead software engineer, system architect Areeq Hasan ’24 project manager Ananya Parashar ’24 business-tech liason Anika Agarwal ’25

software engineers Rishi Mago ’23 Joanna Tang ’24 Dwaipayan Saha ’24 Roma Bhattacharjee ’25 Giao Vu Dinh ’24 Eugenie Choi ’24 Daniel Hu ’25 Kohei Sanno ’25 business associates Jasmine Zhang ’24 Jonathan Lee ’24 Caroline Zhao ’25 Chief Technology Officer Emeritus Anthony Hein ’22

Audrey Chau

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remember standing in front of Nassau Hall as a mesmerized high school sophomore, hanging on to my tour guide’s every word as she highlighted the strong emphasis on undergraduate education, time-honored traditions, the tight-knit residential college system, and the many other unique opportunities that Princeton offers. It was a magical experience that had me falling head over heels for the Orange and Black. Two years after that tour, I am privileged to call this place “home.” Yet this has come at the cost of realizing that my tour’s presentation of the University as a flawless wonderland could not be farther from the truth. Even though my Tiger pride remains the same, it troubles me how often Princeton’s student-led tours inadequately cover the University’s shortcomings. This is especially worrisome because, for some prospective applicants, a campus tour may be their first, and only, direct interaction with a representative from the University before they must gauge if it is a good “fit” for them, not only as an academic institution, but more importantly, as their future “home away from home.” I spoke with current Orange Key tour guide Sakura Price ’23 to learn more about the program. According to Price, tours typically last one hour and often prioritize the upper part of campus where Collegiate Gothic architectural masterpieces like Blair Arch, Firestone Library, and East Pyne Hall are located. My own experience trailing along excited prospective applicants on a recent Orange Key tour confirmed what Price told me, and what I recall from my original tour two years ago. I only realize now, as a proud Butlerite, that the south of campus is where most ongoing construction takes place, with noticeably fewer buildings in that Collegiate Gothic style

that makes Princeton famous. Not only is the tour route designed to uphold the impression of the glamorous Princeton often captured in photos, the information presented to visitors on the tour also falls short of a comprehensive and honest portrayal of the student experience. Price told me that sometimes when a visitor asks about a controversial issue on campus, she tends to provide a nuanced answer, so as not to “put [a] certain image on Princeton.” She added that if she were not in a position of representing the University, or serving as “a face of the campus for that person,” she might give very different answers based on her personal experiences. At times, these controversial issues are not even a part of the conversation. During the recent tour I went on, topics such as eating clubs or the stress culture did not immediately come up, despite their omnipresence in student life on campus. It wasn’t until a visitor inquired about the stressful environment that the topic was addressed. Overall, my tour portrayed Princeton as an incredibly happy place with happy students. But we all know that some facets of Princeton culture mean this is not always the case. Granted, sensitive issues such as the Bicker process of certain eating clubs or imposter syndrome are more relevant to current students than prospective applicants. Nevertheless, it is these experiences that determine how truly happy we are as Princeton students, and prospective students deserve to know this, even if it could significantly affect their ultimate decision of whether to apply. By not necessarily distorting the truth, but rather failing to present the full scope of existing issues on campus, we are inadvertently raising false hopes for prospective students. If these students have the chance to call this place “home,” they will have to learn what it means to be a Princetonian

the hard way, whether that comes through rejection from a student club that claims “no experience is required” or pulling an all-nighter at Firestone only to receive a low grade on the test. In this sense, the Orange Key program has failed to fulfill its core mission of letting prospective applicants “get a feel of the exciting community that will be your home.” I’m sure no Princeton student can truly call this place “home” without experiencing, at some point in their Princeton career, the whole spectrum of the good, the bad, and the ugly. I urge the University to encourage future Orange Key tours to present a more honest telling of the Princeton experience. Beyond simply listing the various resources available to help students overcome the stress culture, tour guides should consider mentioning how Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) can sometimes fall short of their duties, as happened during the challenging time of virtual classes last year when students needed help the most. Beyond intentionally introducing various dining options besides eating clubs, explain how these clubs dominate the social scene on campus, and how it may be isolating for those who choose not to participate. This honesty is even more important given former President Shirley Tilghman’s assertion that the presence of eating clubs is usually “the single most common reason why [an accepted applicant] turns Princeton down.” Princeton is imperfect. But it is those imperfections that humanize the “best damn place of all.” So let prospective students know Princeton for what it is, and what it is not. Let them know that Princeton is a work in progress, and that we need their help to make it even better. They deserve the truth. Audrey Chau is a freshman from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She can be reached at

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Native Hawaiians deserve to be seen, too Gisele Bisch

Contributing Columnist


eing Native Hawaiian is a unique experience. It creates a very complex – and often very confusing and both mentally and emotionally taxing – relationship to America. Our ancestors were (unwillingly) made citizens of the United States after being illegally overthrown, annexed, and pushed into statehood. And now (as it has been for several decades), we must reckon with the consequences of the aforementioned events: dealing with the loss and misrepresentation of our culture, reteaching newer generations our heritage after decades of a disconnection due to events like the Hawaiian-language ban (which was only lifted in 1986), finding a way to live amidst a destructive tourism industry, and so on. But that’s not even all of it; such consequences mentioned above are what we as a lāhui (nation) have had to primarily work on within our Native Hawaiian community. This doesn’t even touch upon the fact that along with teaching other Native Hawaiians about our culture and history and surviving the effects of colonization, we have had to teach people outside of our lāhui about our past and current struggles, highlighting the lack of support and representation we face. We shouldn’t have to bear this burden; we deserve to be seen and so much more. Teaching others about

our past and current struggles has been a continuous occurrence within my short time here at Princeton. Many individuals I’ve met didn’t even know Hawai‘i was a sovereign nation in the past; some didn’t even know that you could be “Native Hawaiian.” I’m not surprised by this entire situation. In fact, I don’t blame the lack of awareness regarding Hawaiian history and culture, either. There’s so little Native Hawaiian representation within our educational environment that it’s inevitable most people don’t know about

what has happened in the past and our continuous struggle with those events. Native Hawaiians should not have to carry the weight of advocating for ourselves and our history alone. With Hawaiʻi being one of the fifty states, our past should, in all honesty, be common knowledge – including how the U.S. claimed our land as its territory. If we are to continue “welcoming” tourists into our Islands, then they should at least know what we have had to and continue to face. In general, history regarding Indigenous peoples is not very wide-

spread; even when people acknowledge or bring awareness to Indigenous history, it seems that oftentimes, Hawaiian history is underrepresented. This is illustrated here at Princeton. Princeton currently has the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton (NAISIP), which “fosters a cross-disciplinary dialogue among faculty, students, staff, and community members whose research and teaching interests focus on Indigenous peoples.” The initiative spotlights different Indigenous-focused communities (including


2019 – Kia’i (protectors) wave inverted Hawaiian flags to illustrate a nation in distress; their hands, which are in a “triangle shape” to indicate a shape of a mountain, highlight their support and love for the Hawaiian people’s sacred Mauna Kea during the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) protests.

organizations such as Natives at Princeton, Princeton Indigenous Advocacy Coalition, Princeton American Indian and Indigenous Studies Working Group, and so on), school activities and events, courses, and more. It’s empowering to see a variety of Indigenous peoples given such a well-deserved space within Princeton; however, discovering the noticeable lack of Native Hawaiian representation is not difficult. As a Native Hawaiian student, it’s hard to feel seen here. I’m sure many other Hawaiians might feel the same way. If we are to be an inclusive space for all Indigenous students, it is crucial that we look at creating more resources for Native Hawaiian students, in particular. As Jessica Lambert ’22 put it in her article regarding the University’s advocacy for Indigenous students, “with phenomenal financial aid and an unmatched commitment to undergraduate education,” Princeton “has the capacity” to give Indigenous students – Native Hawaiian students – the support they deserve. One possibility could involve offering more courses that are centered around Hawaiian history, as well as hiring more faculty of Native Hawaiian descent. Perhaps then, Native Hawaiians could feel more empowered by being here. Gisele Bisch is a first-year from the North Shore of Oʻahu (Hawai‘i) who plans to concentrate in anthropology. She can be reached at

What the last two Lawnparties show us about the need for USG reform

Brittani Telfair Columnist


he Undergraduate Student Government (USG), like many governing bodies of various scopes, seems to face nearperpetual dissatisfaction. Some accuse it of failing to make major headway on myriad projects relating to mental health and student wellbeing. Fall 2020’s virtual Lawnparties led to claims that it appropriated funds irresponsibly and failed to respond to students’ needs. Most recently, USG came under fire for booking LANY for this semester’s Lawnparties, despite sexual misconduct allegations against the band’s lead singer. It is undeniable that USG representatives are hardworking, and that should be recognized. The controversy regarding the past two Lawnparties raises concern, however. Because much of USG’s work is hidden from the student body, they are largely unaccountable to us. For the purposes of this article I’ll be focusing on the Social Committee, but concerns about transparency apply to the entire organization. A pattern emerges from the last two Lawnparties: the Social Committee makes a decision behind closed doors, that decision is then made public after a few months, and it then faces backlash from many students. In the case of Fall 2020 Lawnparties featuring Jason Derulo, students questioned why $80,000

was allocated toward a lackluster virtual event that both failed to foster a sense of community and did not address more exigent student needs. In the case of this semester’s Lawnparties, students asked why the Social Committee seemingly failed to look into the original headliners’ backgrounds. (A Google search of “LANY controversy” is sufficient to find the allegations.) In both cases, USG acted to remedy the wrong after it had occurred. Following Fall 2020 Lawnparties and survey results that indicated a lack of enthusiasm for a concert in the spring, USG opted to instead direct funds toward small-group programming. After students voiced concerns about hosting

LANY, USG cancelled and booked a new act. USG deserves praise for doing the right thing, but the case remains that they should be more in touch with what students want. One common response to criticism of USG is that students are largely apathetic to what USG does. This is clearly untrue: if students did not care, they would not take to public forums to voice their concerns. Another common response to critique is that students who want to effect change on campus and in how USG runs should join USG. This both fails to acknowledge how busy all of us are and suggests that USG cannot ever be a successful governance body. It is ri-

diculous to suggest that any student who wants to feel like their student government represents them and responds to their concerns should run for office and represent themselves. This defeats the purpose of representative governance. Ultimately USG can — and must — become more accountable to students by making itself more accessible. The Social Committee’s Instagram seems to exist solely to publicize Lawnparties: why not use it to engage with students and solicit them to go through other, more formalized channels to give input? It is also past time to question the norms of how USG operates. Why is the Lawnparties headliner decided by

10 people operating in neartotal secrecy? Why is there no formalized way — such as focus groups that the committee consults with — for more students to be involved in planning one of the academic year’s largest and most visible events? Again, I commend the members of USG for their hard work and dedication. Even so, we can recognize that USG as it currently functions leaves much to be desired. Brittani Telfair is a senior from Richmond, Va. majoring in SPIA and pursuing a certificate in African American Studies. She can be reached at btelfair@princeton.eduor @brittanit10 on Twitter.


Lewis Library Room 138, where USG meetings took place in previous years.

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Flower Power

By Fizzah Arshad, Contributing Cartoonist

Small Talk By Abigail Litvak, Staff Cartoonist

Late Meal

By Anika Asthana, Contributing Cartoonist

Pandemic Twister

By Adam Wickham, Staff Cartoonist and Head Cartoon Editor Emeritus

G h o s t i n g By Nicabec Casido, Staff Cartoonist

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‘Anyone, anywhere can tell a story’: Rev. Dean Theresa Thames on storytelling, community, and rap aspirations


Rev. Dean Theresa Thames.

By Julie Levey

Staff Features Writer

The Rev. Theresa Thames believes in “different” introductions. “If you say something different in your introduction, it gives someone else permission to say something different in their introduction. If you begin the vulnerable storytelling … it gives other people permission to do [the same].” Her official title at the University is Associate Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel, but she prefers to introduce herself like this: “I am Theresa, a lover of life, a music connoisseur. Being born and raised in the Deep South gives me an understanding of the world and people around me. I love good food. I love my dog and my husband. I’m unapologetically feminist and black and queer, and I love naps. I think joy is a gift, and it’s a tool of resistance. Freedom is non-negotiable. I love beautiful things, not beautiful things you can buy, but I’m a person that loves aesthetics and beauty. I love my friends, a lot. I’m also a lover of rap. I want to be a rapper, and I’m a certified yoga teacher. And growing up, I wanted to be a beautician and a florist because those things make people happy.” If you see Thames walking around campus, chances are, she’s been up since 4:30 a.m. — and has gone live on Instagram sharing her morning with her nearly 4,500 followers — and chances are, she’s listening to Megan Thee Stallion to “hype [herself] up for the day.” Thames felt a calling to become a pastor at the age of 14, even after her own pastor told her “little girls don’t grow up to be pastors.” She is now an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, but that doesn’t mean she can’t be a rapper, too. In her sunlit office in MurrayDodge, a shiny black guitar hangs on one wall of the room. The wall opposite her desk is lined with a bookshelf sorted by book spine color. Cardboard boxes on the floor hold books that don’t fit on the shelves. Hers is the office of a storyteller. Thames grew up in a tradition of storytelling. “In Mississippi, I grew up sitting on the front porch hearing the adults on our street get together and tell stories,” she explained. “Someone could talk about going to the grocery store, and you would think they were traveling through the Ozarks —

you’d just be hanging on every single word.” Now, Thames preserves this tradition of storytelling herself, though that wasn’t her original plan: Thames attended Howard University on a biochemistry scholarship, expecting she would pursue a related career. Soon enough, she realized that seminary, not medical school, was her calling. She proceeded to graduate from Duke University Divinity School and become a pastor in Washington, D.C. As she began preaching in her new position, she noticed how many tourists entered her church during services simply because it was a pretty location. Thames realized that her sermons “couldn’t just be these heavy theological [and] biblical stories.” She had to preach in a “relatable and applicable” fashion. From her church in D.C., Thames

the ‘Prince.’ Thames has other special talents, too. According to Haynes, “she has a really good body roll!” Eric Anglero, a friend of Thames’ and the Assistant Director of the Gender + Sexuality Resource Center, referred to Thames as “the Instagram queen.” “Theresa was one of the few people that was living their best lives [during COVID],” reflected Haynes. She taught storytelling and yoga to others through Soul Joy Yoga, her “in-person and online gathering that centers womxn and folx of color.” Taking advantage of YouTube videos, she also brushed up on her hair cutting skills. “She’s trying to get a barber certificate,” Haynes said. Such creativity is necessary when working at the Office of Religious Life. “The hardest part of my job is building community in

“I think I’ve heard the most honest and vulnerable stories. Honest and vulnerable doesn’t mean heartbreaking and hard.” - Rev. Theresa Thames relocated to Maryland, where she was a pastor for half a year before heading north to Princeton. Upon arriving in Princeton, Thames quickly began to make friends. “She was introducing herself around campus and meeting new people,” recalled Tennille Haynes, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Director of the Carl A. Fields Center, and Thames’ friend and colleague of six years. The two women, in Haynes’ words, “instantly just connected.” Haynes noted Thames’ inviting persona and talented communication skills: “She is welcoming. She’s open. She’s honest … and she has a strong sense of who she is, which encourages you to have a strong sense about who you are.” “Her superpower is serving as an ear and a voice to those who are too often not heard or represented,” said Stephen Kim, Associate Director for Information and Technology at the Princeton University Art Museum and a friend of Thames, in an email to

a space [where there is a strong focus on] perfectionism,” Thames said, explaining the challenges of holding honest and vulnerable conversations on campus. Anglero articulated how Thames helps others — including himself — navigate their relationships with religion, instead of forcing values upon them. “I came from a faith community and was kind of ostracized after I came out. I never saw myself going back into faith based spaces,” Anglero said. “Theresa never really tried to push that on me in any way … [she was] just this incredible person who spoke truth about the situations that queer folks [face] in religious spaces.” “Theresa has been very intentional about making sure that … folks who exist in the intersections of those identities, their voices are heard in campus communities and gatherings,” Anglero said. This intentionality comes through in Thames’ work unit-

ing people across differences on campus. “In her six years here, she has been able to develop a strong community of all sorts of types of people that you wouldn’t normally think would gather together and be friends,” Haynes noted. But sometimes, bringing people together poses great challenges. Thames recalls an experience she had soon after arriving at Princeton when she was asked to speak at a community gathering about race and integration at a school. “It was a hot mess. These people were fighting … they were not happy.” Faced with a different audience than she had prepared for, Thames had to find an alternative to her prepared stories. She spotted a candle on a table and decided, “I’m going to pick up this candle and we’re gonna sing a song.” And it worked. Thames’s ability to give guidance during incredible challenges was essential over the last year and a half. Still, Thames believes that while the hardships of the pandemic strained communities, they also made people more human. “We started having conversations around vulnerability, mortality, life, and grief and naming mental illness, naming income inequalities,” she explained. This newfound humanity has opened the door to storytelling, whether that be joyous or painful. “I think I’ve heard the most honest and vulnerable stories. Honest and vulnerable doesn’t mean heartbreaking and hard,” Thames noted. As to whether people will be ready and willing to tell their pandemic stories, Thames can’t say. “I worry about us going back into our shells,” she added. Thames explained that we’ve lived such varied experiences over the course of the pandemic that it takes great intentionality to create a healthy culture of storytelling about COVID-19. “Hopefully we’ll have enough people having bold conversations and vulnerable conversations,” Thames said. “Anyone can tell a story,” Thames explained. “Anyone, you don’t have to have a degree, you don’t have to have a special language, anyone, anywhere can tell a story.” Julie Levey is a Features staffer for The Daily Princetonian. She can be reached at or on Twitter at @juliehlevey.

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The death of the pleasure read By Clara McWeeny Contributing Writer

My Humanities sequence mentors had warned me to bring a friend to pick up my course books, and, like most of their endlessly helpful yet panic-inducing advice, they were correct. I found the 25 books lined up for the fall semester in the dimly lit basement of Labyrinth Books — a far cry from the bright upstairs I now yearned for. I was excited about the Humanities sequence, I swear — the foundational texts I was promised were now in my hands, ready to be annotated and post-it– noted and sometimes occasionally put off to be read until a few minutes before precept. In all seriousness, though, the range the course covered was awesome, to say the least. I reveled (and still do) in the fact that I would soon be reading texts like Plato’s “Republic” in conversation with those of Virginia Woolf and Toni Morrison. Still, as I emerged from the desolate land of coursebooks and assigned reading, I couldn’t help but glance longingly at the shimmering new releases that covered the walls of Labrinyth’s upstairs. As much as I love the guy, Plato just doesn’t compare to Sally Rooney’s newest installation of depressed-brunette-takes-onIreland. Zadie Smith’s “Intimations” called my name as I Iugged my Humanities sequence books up to the counter. I stalled in the fiction section, lounging between the G’s and the H’s. I ran my fingers over Elin Hilderbrand’s extensive catalog of beach reads, their flashy covers of sandy beaches and sparkling waters a far cry from the clinical blue of “Nicomachean Ethics.” The sheer number of worlds contained in the books surrounding me was overwhelming: I was paralyzed by the sudden desire to devote attention to each one. Soon, though, the weight (emotional, yes, but mostly physical) of my assigned reading reminded me of why I had emerged from FitzRandolph Gate in the first place. Bidding farewell to my beloved fiction section, I purchased my books and braved the dreaded walk back to First College. This walk was made even more dreaded by the fact that I had left Labyrinth without a single non-assigned book. Partially because I wasn’t confident I could feasibly carry another book back, but mostly because my course load for the semester made the idea of reading another book unfathomable. These moments in Labyrinth, some of my first in Princeton, introduced me to a phenomenon I have since become all too familiar with: the death of the

pleasure read. At home, with the comparatively minimal course load of a high school English class, I cherished the time I set aside for my own reading. Mind you, I was not paging through “War and Peace” in my spare time. No, this was time solely devoted to the type of reading that took minimal effort. My one rule: if I ever began to keep track of how many pages I had left in the book, I put it down. Oftentimes, this resulted in me turning back to books I had read in childhood — the familiar comforts of “Little Women” and “The Penderwicks” easing me through my almost entirely unjustified teenage angst. I brought a few of these books with me, but they’ve remained in my bookshelves, the likes of Aristotle and Homer quickly taking precedence. These days, it’s a wonder if I get through my assigned reading, let alone have time to read my own books. Stimulating precept discussions and staggering lectures sustain me, but I yearn for texts simpler than Plato’s musings on nothingness or Gertrude Stein’s metaphysical remarks on Picasso. My peers and friends have expressed similar desires, especially ever since the semester has begun. My first week here was filled (to my delight) with a steady stream of book and essay suggestions, each recommendation giving me a glimpse into the likes and dislikes of my newest acquaintances. Now, though, no more than a month in, I have already seen these exchanges begin to slow. Sure, we discuss class readings at length, but these conversations feel markedly dif-

ferent from the ones that defined my first week here. I’ve realized now that there is something wonderfully individualistic about having a book all to yourself, whether that be a “pleasure read” or even a more traditionally academic text. In class discussions, the solitary journeys we previously embarked on become communal. The worlds we dove into, in late nights at Firestone Library or curled up beneath the stained glass windows of Chancellor Green, no longer are our own. The characters we have grown to love are now vulnerable, ready to be poked and prodded at by our classmates’ and professors’ analytical eyes. I wonder, often, if my enduring desire to keep a book all to myself is born entirely out of selfishness. Is it wrong that I want some of my readings to remain untouched by analysis? Or that I want the worlds I have made my own to persist as my own? As I ask myself these questions and quietly mourn the death of my pleasure read, I am reminded that these shared worlds are, in many ways, some of the things I cherish most about literature. The conversation and communities it fosters are unlike any I have ever experienced, and my time here has only emphasized the value of these discussions. The trudges we make through longer form texts, especially in the Humanities sequence, can be lonely, and my classmates’ insights both serve to ground the works and broaden them. Still, I want to get back to the books and worlds I have grown accustomed to calling my own. Maybe this desire is one born out of selfishness, but maybe it’s also a necessary one. It is important to carve out spaces where our only company is our own thoughts, quietly finding a sense of self among the stacks and between chapters. Soon, maybe, hopefully, I’ll find the time to dive into Sally Rooney’s newest novel, or sink back into the tales of the March sisters. Until then, I’ll take solace in the community that Humanities sequence discussions provide — even if it means trudging through all 25 of those books that weighed me down on my way back from Labyrinth. Clara McWeeny is a Contributing Writer for The Prospect at the ‘Prince’. She can be reached at, or on social media @claramcweeny.


A taste of Chinese food in Princeton By Mary Ma Contributing Writer MARY MA / THE DAILY PRINCETONIAN

As a Chinese American who grew up in a household eating rice and homemade Chinese food every day, it was definitely a tough adjustment to dining hall food. So, I wanted to create a restaurant guide for those of you looking for good Chinese spots in Princeton. I limited my selection to places within walking distance from campus and evaluated the restaurants based on ambience, affordability, and food quality. Here are my food adventures — enjoy! SC House My first impression of SC House was the ambience, which was reminiscent of mainland Chinese restaurants. As I hummed along to some C-pop songs while watching a CCTV eating show on the TV, I was reminded of restaurants I’ve been to in Wuhan. They give you chopsticks instead of forks as eating utensils. The menus featured polished photos of the various dishes they offered, all of which were authentic Sichuan dishes. With options ranging from Husband and Wife Lung Slices to dry pots to pig trotters, this restaurant is the closest to traditional Chinese food you’ll find in Princeton. I ordered Ma Po Tofu, a staple of Sichuan cuisine. Spicy, numbing, and fragrant, the dish did not disappoint. The tofu was silky and coated with the perfect amount of sauce, and paired wonderfully with the white rice. The Sichuan peppercorn is the star of the dish. SC House grinds the peppercorn so the numbing acidic flavor punches your tongue without the unpleasant textural crunches you might get from restaurants that use whole peppercorns. The portion size was hefty for one person and would

probably be best suited for two people to eat. The prices here range at around $20-30 per entrée, though there are some entrées that are less expensive such as the Ma Po Tofu, which was $13.95. Lan Ramen Situated in a dimly-lit basement and decorated with exposed wood and dark metal, Lan Ramen’s ambience is modern and industrial chic. The menu offers a wide selection of Lanzhou cuisine which is rare to see outside of China. The novelty of hand-pulled noodles, soup dumplings, and roujiamo is Lan’s special appeal. I ordered the braised beef hand-pulled noodle soup. The first thing I noticed about the noodle soup was the bed of raw spinach lying atop everything. Spinach isn’t a vegetable normally used in Chinese ramen, as bok choy and Chinese broccoli are more common. The spinach did not add anything to the flavor or texture profile and felt like an afterthought, or a way to fill up the bowl. Bouncy with the perfect amount of chewiness, the noodles were very delicious and definitely handpulled. However, there wasn’t enough broth or meat to carry the noodles. The broth was a tad too salty for my taste but the beef was deliciously tender and flavorful. I also tried some of their hot oil, which was nutty, spicy, and absolutely delectable. The braised beef noodles were $14, which is expensive for the small portion size they serve. Lan Ramen also charges a 15 percent service charge in addition to NJ state taxes and tip, so be aware of that when visiting.

Tiger Noodles Basic furniture and sticky tables make Tiger Noodles feel like a generic Chinese takeout place. The menu includes both Chinese and Japanese food. The Chinese side of the menu features many classic American Chinese favorites such as Chicken and Broccoli and Orange Chicken. I decided to order Kung Pao Chicken as a dish between American Chinese and authentic Chinese. The chicken itself was really tender. Unfortunately, there was barely any chicken in the dish as it consisted mostly of celery. I ended up with a plate of just celery, which wasn’t very pleasant. The sauce was not too sweet, but it could have used a little more acidity to cut through the saltiness of the soy sauce. As a spice fanatic, I was sorely disappointed in the spice level of the dish. Traditionally, Kung Pao Chicken is a Sichuan dish meant to be spicy and numbing. I could barely taste the chili pepper and there were no numbing Sichuan peppercorns to be found. The portion size was also really small for a price of $13.50. For those looking for a better deal, their lunch specials are around ten dollars and come with a dish, rice, and a side of spring roll or soup. Mary Ma is a Contributing Writer for The Prospect at the ‘Prince.’ She can be reached at, or on Instagram at

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A day-by-day review of the Governors Ball Music Festival By Claire Shin and Davina Thompson Contributing Writers

Saturday Featuring relatively new yet explosive stars like Pink Sweat$ and Megan Thee Stallion, the lineup for Saturday’s Governors Ball music festival (Gov Ball) was exciting for hardcore R&B and hip-hop fans and interested spectators alike. One difficult aspect was the horrendous crowding. I think Gov Ball sold too many tickets. My friend and I left Pink Sweat$ an hour early so that we could get a good view of one of our favorite artists, Megan Thee Stallion. Given the growing size of the crowds, I had a sneaking suspicion that an hour wouldn’t be enough; I was right. We managed to grab decent spots, but it was clear that many festival-goers were rather determined to get a good view of one of 2021’s most popular rappers. They pushed past us and made our area in the frontto-middle section of the crowd much more packed, to the extent that my friend had to leave due to claustro-

phobia. Shortly after the performance, the crowding got so bad that we decided it would be better to just leave the festival before headliners A$AP Rocky and J Balvin, who were bound to draw even more people, arrived. However, I never attended a performance I didn’t like. I loved them all so much that it almost overshadowed the general unpleasantness of the rest of the experience. I’m so grateful I ran into rising pop-punk star Sarah Barrios at the GrubHub stage in the morning; I got her songs stuck in my head shortly after, and I’ll definitely be checking out her music later. We also marveled at Charlotte Lawrence’s voice, which seemed optimized for Lawrence’s typically depressing ballads but could also soar and belt whenever appropriate. I almost cried during her performance of an unreleased song called “Bodybag.” The sibling DJ duo The Brothers Macklovitch provided a great place for dance music that wasn’t so bass-heavy that we felt obligated to jump, but not so soft as to be boring. The performance from Pink Sweat$ was top-notch, especially the talented band members and Pink Sweat$’ soulful high belts. Needless to say, I’ve been successfully converted to a Pink Sweat$ fan. The three-time Grammy winner Megan Thee Stal-

Headliner: Post Malone Notable Performers: 21 Savage, Burna Boy, Princess Nokia, Dominic Fike, Young Thug, Special Guest: Roddy Rich Sunday was a thrilling day for music enthusiasts as a diverse array of artists beautifully closed out Gov Ball 2021. From Afrobeats with Burna Boy and Amaarae to rap with Post Malone, there was truly something for everyone. For Sunday’s review of Gov Ball, I will focus on the crowd energy, artist stage presence, and my overall experience of the festival. Amaarae, an alternative artist, was the first stop of the day after some friends with whom I was navigating wanted to check her out. Though I wasn’t familiar with her music, I found myself bobbing to “Fancy,” which was an interesting mix of Afropop and indie. She kept the crowd mesmerized with her relaxed stage presence and lyricism. After Amaarae, my friends and I decided to grab a quick meal of overpriced chicken tenders and mediocre pork tacos. That would be our only meal of the day, as the rest of our time was filled with waiting in large crowds or vibing to music. After eating, we were off to see Princess Nokia, a breakout artist with the hit songs “I Like Him” and “Tomboy.” Princess Nokia brought sporadic bursts of energy, with high and low moments. She rapped and danced through multiple wardrobe malfunctions that ranged from difficulty removing her tearaway pants to several nip slips. At the end of her set, she expressed gratitude for being back in New York performing for fans. Her backup dancers were a highlight for me, as they performed West African-inspired dance moves to Princess Nokia’s classic “Brujas.”

Burna Boy, a Nigerian rapper and singer, continued the West African ambiance with his charismatic and playful dance moves. Burna Boy’s energetic cadence offered a fresh sound of Afropop/Afrorap that attracted a very large audience of fans and curious spectators. However, I left halfway through Burna Boy’s set to get a good spot for alternative/rap/rock artist Dominic Fike. Fike’s performance was one of my favorites throughout my day. His versatility captivated fans with every song, and his stage presence felt comforting and welcoming — especially with songs like “She Wants My Money” and “Vampire.” I sang along to his songs and enjoyed his live rendition of “3 nights,” which he performed twice during his set. Dominic looked delighted as he performed and cracked a few jokes during his set. After an exhilarating time with Dominic Fike, the crowd quickly dispersed and made their way across the festival grounds to the main stage for the highly anticipated artist 21 Savage. However, the mood changed from excitement to annoyance as 30 minutes passed and 21 Savage was nowhere to be seen. Speculation about his arrest days prior on charges related to his 2019 ICE arrest circulated through the confused crowd. The crowd expressed their irritation through a series of sporadic boos, at one point shouting “fuck 21” in unison. However, the atmosphere quickly shifted when 21 Savage finally came on stage, an hour and 20 minutes after his set time, rapping a fan-favorite: “Red Opps.” The sighs and grunts turned into screams and head nods as the crowd rapped along to “10 Freaky Girls” and “Bankaccount.” With no acknowledgment of his

Headliners: A$AP Rocky and J Balvin Notable Performers: Megan Thee Stallion, Pink Sweat$, Phoebe Bridgers, Aminé

lion was almost 20 minutes late, though this was forgotten the moment she stepped onto the stage — to echo the words of the hippies behind me, “Hot girls are always late!” I loved the performance itself; Megan’s many talents never cease to amaze me, from her solid, self-confident tone to her dancing skills. Holistically, Gov Ball 2021 was not a very good experience, even with all the planning and foresight that I invested into our trip. A good 75 percent of the festival was waiting while the other 25 percent was the actual artist performances. In between performances, especially during the evening, we had to endure a great deal of crowding, and it was dangerous to move anywhere. To make matters worse, hardly anyone was wearing a mask. To be fair, I think this is something that most seasoned music festival-goers expect. They stick through the hours of idle standing because it really is wiped away by the magic of hearing artists perform. And as I screamed the lyrics to “Body” by Megan Thee Stallion, shimmying back and forth and pumping my arms in the air in sheer hype, I found myself feeling the same way. Claire Shin is a Contributing Writer for The Prospect at the ‘Prince.’ She can be reached at, on Instagram and TikTok at @claireshin86

Sunday lateness, 21 Savage quickly went through his set in 25 minutes, only mentioning that “they [the organizers of Gov Ball] cut my set short.” For the last set of the night, my friends and I stood in the same spot for over an hour to get a good view of the headliner artist. As we waited with hundreds of fans, multiple people were hauled out of the tightly packed crowd for passing out. After a third person dropped, Gov Ball staff started to hand out water to exhausted and agitated fans. After we had been waiting for an hour, Post Malone came out — 20 minutes past his set time — with a bang that some would say “Wow”(ed) the crowd. He engaged the audience throughout the night, at one point even responding to a crowd chant calling for him to chug the drink that he brought on stage. Malone exceeded expectations by performing a mix of his hype songs, like “Better Now” and “Circles,” and acoustic songs like “Stay.” Later in the night, Malone brought out guest performers Young Thug, 21 Savage, and Roddy Rich, who performed his hit song “The Box.” Malone ended the night by thanking fans, noting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on performances, and closing with his song “Congratulations,” accompanied by fireworks. Davina Thompson is a Contributing Writer for The Prospect at the ‘Prince.’ She can be reached at davinathompson@, or on Instagram @davina.thom


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Men’s water polo wins 2-of-3 against conference foes

By Nolan Musslewhite and Le’Naya Wilkerson Staff Writers

The men’s water polo team ended their eightgame winning streak with a disappointing loss to No. 15-ranked Harvard Crimson in the first of two games played at DeNunzio Pool last Saturday. The Tigers rebounded against Brown later in the day. They kept the momentum going last Sunday, defeating MIT. The Tigers had climbed the ranks to No. 9 in the country after successful games against Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, and UC Irvine last weekend in California. Updated Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) rankings will be released on Wednesday. The Crimson took the lead in the first half of Saturday morning’s game, with the Tigers trailing 6–3. Princeton then went on a scoring streak, led by sophomore center George Caras and first-year utility player Roko Pozaric, and made four consecutive goals to tie the game 7–7 early in the fourth quarter. First-year driver Vladan Mitrovic, junior attackers Yurian Quinones and Keller Maloney, and senior center Wyatt Benson also scored goals. Both teams fought hard with a few minutes left on

the clock, but Harvard ultimately won the game 10–8. In a post-game interview with The Daily Princetonian, Pozaric reflected on the team’s effort during the beginning of the game. “In the first quarter we played kind of soft and we needed key players to start playing, [when they did] then we came back in the third quarter,” Pozaric said. He also reflected on the team’s efforts thus far in the season. “Starting [the game] has been a problem for us since the start of the season, but we were always able to come back and win. This time it was not the case because Harvard is a great team. If we want to beat them and other competitive teams, we need to play from the first minute,” he said. Princeton is scheduled to have a rematch with Harvard on Oct. 30 in Cambridge, Mass. The Tigers lost all three games against Harvard in 2019 and had rounded out the season at No. 17 in the CWPA polls, eight slots below their current ranking. The Tigers bounced back later that evening, defeating Brown after a strong secondhalf showing. Brown took the lead to 4–3 by the end of the second quarter after a quick three-goal run. The

Tigers bounce back from tough Harvard loss, take back-to-back games from Brown, MIT


Juniors Yurian Quinones (left) and Keller Maloney (right) scored in Saturday’s home game against Harvard.

teams stayed neck and neck after intermission, with the Tigers up 8–7 heading into the final quarter. Princeton dominated the fourth quarter, winning with a final score of 12–8. Two goals each from Pozaric, Mitrovic, and Caras, as well as repeated assists from Mitrovic, Maloney, and sophomore Mason Killion, carried the Tigers to a strong win. Senior goalie Billy Motherway had seven saves, including a penalty shot save.

The Tigers then came out with a win against MIT on Sunday, finishing their weekend on a high note. After a 6-0 shutout in the first quarter, Princeton continued on to a 15-5 finish. Men’s water polo is now 14-3 on the season and 2-1 against Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) opponents. The Tigers will play against Iona and St. FrancisBrooklyn this Saturday before traveling to California over fall break to face No. 6

University of the Pacific, No. 2 UC Berkeley, No. 14 Santa Clara, No. 20 Air Force Academy, and No. 9 (tied) San Jose State. Le’Naya Wilkerson is a staff writer for the ‘Prince’ Sports section. She can be reached at Nolan Musslewhite is a staff writer for the ‘Prince’ Sports section. He can be reached at

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halftime. “The sideline erupted. It was a great response,” Surace noted. Coming out of the half, Columbia marched down the field and scored a touchdown on a 19-yard pass from Green to tight end Luke Painton, making the score 10–7. The Lions used 11 plays to go 66 yards in four minutes, 14 seconds. Instead of doing damage through the run game, as Princeton had in the first half, the Lions attacked through the air, with 56 passing yards on the drive. The Lions got the ball back again after the Tigers stalled on the ensuing offensive possession, driving inside the 20 before a sack forced them into a 47yard field goal attempt, which Columbia kicker Alex Felkins missed wide left. As the third quarter drew to a close, the Tigers drove into Columbia territory but were stopped on 4th and 1 at the 30yard line, giving the ball back to the Lions. The run game was effective through three quarters, though, with Eaddy having 17 carries for 78 yards, and Smith having 14 carries for 53 yards. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the success on the ground didn’t help open up much in the air. Smith and his receivers struggled to make a successful play, with a slough of incompletions and a few near-interceptions telling the story of the second-half passing game. With 11 minutes, 39 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Smith was just 6-for-15 for 64 yards and an interception. “It wasn’t the greatest throwing day. They played a lot of men, we struggled trying to break away,” coach Surace said. Smith finished with nine completions on 20 attempts for 119 yards.

“Shoutout to the defense,” Eaddy added. “Sometimes you’ll hit lows on offense and the defense picks us up in those times.” Through three quarters, while the Princeton offense struggled, the defense held Columbia well under 200 total yards of offense, allowing just 48 rushing yards. The Tigers have only yielded seven points to opposing offenses through three games. “How close we are and how much we trust each other is going to make the difference in close games,” Ndukwe said of the relationship between his defensive teammates and himself. “I don’t think a lot of teams have the same heart and same chemistry that we have.” After the defense once again came up with a key stop, the next offensive drive started with a 14-yard rush by Smith. Plays later, a pass interference penalty by the Columbia defense and a 23-yard catch by senior tight end Carson Bobo gave Princeton first and goal from the 3-yard line. On second and goal, Eaddy rushed in for a twoyard touchdown, and the Tigers’ lead was back to 10 at 17–7. The touchdown was the 20th of Eaddy’s career. “It’s always nice to get in the end zone, but I credit the offensive line. They were moving guys all day,” Eaddy said. The Tigers’ offense continued to cook on the ensuing drive. After a big connection of 22 yards through the air between Smith and senior wide receiver Jacob Birmelin, Eaddy threw defenders off of his back en route to a hard-fought 17-yard rushing touchdown, his second of the day. He finished with 103 yards, breaking the 2,000-yard mark for his Princeton career and becoming the 7th in Princeton football history to do so. “The defensive end crashed down … I thought I was wrapped up, but I dropped my shoulder

and he fell off,” Eaddy recalled. “Then I walked into the end zone. It was a lot of great blocking, especially from [senior wide receiver] Dylan [Classi] on that play.” “That run was just amazing, I don’t know how he [stayed up],” Surace added. The touchdown expanded the Princeton lead to 24–7, and the final minutes ticked away, ensuring a Tiger victory. “The first two games, we didn’t really have to show our heart. It was a walk in the park,” Eaddy said. “This was a good test for us.” The Tigers are now tied atop the Ivy League with Dartmouth, who are 1–0 in Ivy play and 3–0 overall following their 31–7 victory over Penn on Friday night. Yale and Harvard, who, along with Dartmouth and Princeton, rounded out the top half of the Ivy League preseason poll, each won out-of-league games Saturday. Yale beat Lehigh 34–0, while Harvard topped Holy Cross 38–13. Yale is 2–1 on the year and Harvard is 3–0. This Saturday, the Tigers will travel to Monmouth for an outof-conference road matchup. The teams have only met once previously back in 2018 for a game that saw Princeton win 51–9 at Powers Field. After the Monmouth game, the team will be heading to Brown to resume Ivy League play on October 16th. The Tigers’ next home game will be against Harvard on Oct. 23rd. Julia Nguyen is a staff writer for the news and sports sections at the ‘Prince.’ She can be reached at or on instagram at @jt.nguyen. Wilson Conn is a staff writer for the ‘Prince’ sports section. He can be reached at wconn@princeton. edu or on twitter at @wilson_conn.

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Fighting to gain an advantage, Yale intercepted a defensive ball from Princeton and brought it into their circle, managing to receive a penalty corner. Unwilling to let another ball slip by her, Thompson was quick to save and clear the ball out to Princeton’s offense. The Tigers regained possession with a few minutes left in the half and took this opportunity to take multiple shots on goal. Princeton earned a penalty corner with less than 30 seconds left in the half, but Yale goalie Luanna Summer was able to make the save. Not giving up, Princeton midfielder junior Hannah Davey chased down her own shot and passed it to Popper, who slipped the ball into the net without hesitation, her second of the game and fourth of the year. By the end of the half, Princeton regained their 1-goal advantage against the Bulldogs. The third period was a battle for both teams. Although Princeton was able to get a few shots on goal, none found the back of the net. The score remained at 2–1 when the fourth period started. At the beginning of the last period, Schulze skillfully brought the ball down the sideline and into the circle. Schulze quickly passed to junior Ophélie Bemelmans, who was posted to

the right of the goal. Schulze cut in closer toward the center to receive a return pass from Bemelmans and swept the ball into the goal, giving Princeton a 3–1 lead with her third of the year. The Tigers would hold on to the lead for good after that, shutting down the Yale offense. This was a theme throughout the game, as the Bulldogs were held to five shots on goal compared to Princeton’s 16. “Getting an Ivy League win is always a great feeling. Our game against Yale was another chance to keep building as a team and grow more and more connected,” Popper, the game’s leading scorer, ref lected. “I’m very proud of the team’s performance and we are looking ahead to our next game against UConn to secure another win,” she added. And win they did. On Sunday, Princeton came away with an overtime victory against the No. 16 Huskies. First-year Elizabeth midfielder Yeager scored both Tiger goals en route to the 2–1 overtime victory. The Tigers are now 2–0 in the Ivy League and 5–5 overall. Their next game will be against Dartmouth in Hanover on Oct. 9. Julia Nguyen is a staff writer for the News and Sports sections at the ‘Prince.’ She can be reached at or on Instagram at @ jt.nguyen.

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Football beats Columbia 24–7 in first Ivy League game


Tigers and Lions face off during a fourth-quarter drive that ended in Princeton’s third touchdown of the game.

By Julia Nguyen and Wilson Conn Staff Writers

In their first Ivy League game of the season, the Princeton Tigers outlasted the Columbia Lions in a physical and attritional contest on Powers Field, winning by a score of 24–7. “We knew they were going to be a really physical team, it’s the same way every year when we play these guys,” Tigers senior running back Collin Eaddy told The Daily Princetonian after the game. “We call them the ‘city boys.’ There was a lot of chatter, a lot of extra stuff on the pile, but we stuck to our guns and played smart.”

The victory brings the Tigers’ record to 3–0 on the year and gives them a 1–0 start in Ivy League play. The win was Princeton’s ninth in their last 10 tries against Columbia and follows a 21–10 victory that the Tigers secured over the Lions in their last matchup in 2019. The Tigers were not able to start as hot offensively as they had in the other two games this season. On the first drive, senior quarterback Cole Smith was intercepted by Columbia’s defensive back Fara’ad McCombs. Columbia’s ensuing drive stalled. Princeton still found a scoring opportunity later in the quarter as Smith found senior wide

receiver Andrei Iosivas for a 30yard completion, which set up a field goal for first-year kicker Jeffrey Sexton. Throughout the remainder of the first half, the Tigers controlled the pace of the game, keeping the ball on the ground and playing stifling defense. This strategy culminated in freshman running back Ja’Derris Carr’s one-yard rushing score midway through the second quarter, which gave the Tigers a 10–0 lead. The drive ate up over seven and a half minutes of clock, as the Tigers marched 67 yards in 16 plays. The teams exchanged punts for the rest of the quarter, un-


til Columbia’s final drive of the first half, when they were able to work into Princeton territory. With the ball at the 20-yard line and with 13 seconds remaining in the first half, junior defensive lineman Uche Ndukwe was able to sack Columbia quarterback Joe Green. “I was running a little stunt with [junior defensive lineman Michael] Azevedo, he did all the work and I just got all of the glory,” Ndukwe told the ‘Prince’ after the game. Unfortunately, the euphoria was short-lived. A delay of game penalty called on the Tigers gave Columbia a chance to attempt a 45-yard field goal before

the half. “After that sack, it was a pretty overwhelming moment, so I needed to sit down for a second. And then I just saw some penalty, I’m not even sure what happened,” Ndukwe recounted. “We were on the phones, and I said if we sack him here, the half is going to end,” head coach Bob Surace ’90 told the ‘Prince’ after the game. “We sacked him, and in the celebration, somebody knocked the ball away, and they called a delay.” The Tigers managed to block the field goal attempt, maintaining a 10–0 advantage as they headed into the locker rooms for See FOOTBALL page 13


Women’s volleyball takes down Harvard By Caroline Ji Contributor


Beth Yeager scored both Tiger goals in the Sunday win against UConn.

Goals from Popper and Yeager lead field hockey to two weekend wins By Julia Nguyen Staff Writer

No. 17 Princeton field hockey (5–5, 2–0) came away with two wins last weekend, defeating the visiting Yale Bulldogs on Bedford Field Saturday evening and beating the 16th-ranked UConn Huskies on Sunday. In an interview after the Tigers’ 3–1 victory against Yale, sophomore forward Grace Schulze told The Daily Princetonian it “was definitely a hard fought win.” “We know Yale plays with a lot of energy and speed, and so we had to make sure we played our game

and started strong. I think we did a good job of using each other throughout the game,” she said. The Tigers dominated the first period, keeping the ball in Yale’s end for the majority of the period. Less than a minute into the game, junior midfielder Sammy Popper scored, assisted by freshman midfielder Aimee Jungfer — Popper’s first goal of the game, and third of the season. The Bulldogs worked hard to catch up, and almost did with a quick breakaway at eight minutes left in the period. However, sophomore goalie Robyn Thompson cleared the ball

out of the circle before Yale got a shot on goal. The second period upped the competition’s intensity. Yale returned to the turf with strong offensive plays. Running off the adrenaline of a shot on the goal 13 seconds in, they were able to get a penalty corner. A direct shot off of the corner by the Bulldogs tied the game. Yale midfielder Theodora Dillman was awarded the goal, her fifth of the year. Yale held possession of the ball for most of the second period, not allowing Princeton to find any scoring opportunities. See FIELD HOCKEY page 13

The Princeton women’s volleyball team squared off against fellow Ivy League contender Harvard on Oct. 2 in an exciting five-set match that resulted in a Princeton victory (25–20, 24–26, 25–16, 19–25, 15–13). The match began relatively even, with both teams consistently making big plays and impressive saves. In a pivotal moment of the first set, junior outside hitter Elena Montgomery spiked the ball down the right side of the court, increasing the Tigers’ score to 14–13 and igniting an eight-point run for the Tigers. A kill by junior outside hitter Melina Mahood brought the set to its first set point; a subsequent attack error by Harvard’s Katie Vorhies put the Tigers up 1–0. Two errors by Harvard and a kill by junior right side hitter Avery Luoma ended Harvard’s sevenpoint run to begin set two. A kill by junior middle blocker Olivia Schewe brought the set to 10–15, but an ace by Harvard’s Rocky Aguirre delivered the set to Harvard. Set three began with a kill by senior middle blocker Julia Schner, who also kickstarted a six-point Princeton run featuring kills by junior libero Cameron Dames, Mahood, and Luoma. After multiple stuff blocks by Montgomery, Princeton won the third set, giving it a 2–1 advantage. Harvard and Princeton started the fourth set scoring back-andforth points. A kill by Luoma ended a Harvard run and brought the score to 10–15. Despite several kills by both Montgomery and Avery at the latter end of the set, Harvard won the set, giving each team two sets apiece. Both teams had great runs in set five; Harvard had a six-point run that brought their lead to 10–7, followed by a six-point run by Princ-

eton that brought back their lead to 14–12. An attack error by Harvard ended the match, with Princeton winning the set 15–13. In addition, senior outside hitter Klepetka matched her career-high service aces during the match, scoring three aces, while Schner led the team with a career-high 11 blocks. While reflecting on the game, Head Coach Sabrina King told the ‘Prince’, “We have a lot to be proud of and also a lot to continue to work on.” King highlighted certain players that stepped in at pivotal moments. “Grace Klepetka came off the bench and steadied our passing line,” King added. “Melina Mahood also came alive in this match and we will be looking for more from her as we spread our offense.” She also mentioned Schner, who was later named Ivy Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. “She showed calmness in chaos,” King said. “She continues to be a formidable blocker and attacker.” Despite bringing home the victory, the team thinks it has much room for improvement. “We want to play every match with our best effort,” King said. “Implementing our training, executing our game plan, and staying confident and aggressive throughout the course of the entire match.” Looking forward, the team hopes to use this match as a source of individual and team growth. “If we can accomplish that, then we can win an Ivy Championship,” she said. The team will take on two Ivy League teams on the road this weekend, playing against Cornell University on Friday and Columbia on Saturday. Caroline Ji is a contributor to the ‘Prince’ sports section. She can be reached at

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