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USG discusses dining options, Earth Month at weekly meeting By Andrew Somerville Staff Writer

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate met on Sunday, Feb. 21 to discuss Campus Dining and sustainability. USG president Christian Potter ’22 presented on dining updates and ongoing changes to dining policies and menus. Campus Dining is in the process of creating new recipes that will incorporate various plant-based protein options, according to updates from Campus Dining. This comes after students have expressed disappointment in the repetitive options in dining halls, especially for those with dietary restrictions. A petition requesting “more robust dining options” for students has garnered 335 signatures at the time of publication. Diversity and equity chair Muskan Effendi ’24 also noted that students have reported


An Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Senate Zoom meeting on Feb. 21.

issues with halal menu options being incorrectly labeled and served to students. But over the past week, Effendi said — after working with Dining Services to ad-

dress these issues and make halal options more accessible to students — she has seen improvement. Halal menu options have expanded, she said, and accuracy of food labeling

has improved. Sustainability chair Mayu Takeuchi ’23 presented her goals for Earth Month, which will be held during April. The USG Senate discussed various

programming goals, including plans to reach out to as many campus groups as possible to coordinate events that coincide with sustainability goals. The USG Senate also unanimously approved the appointment of a new Class of 2023 senator, William Hunt ’23. “I feel a renewed energy to work on issues like mental health and wellness,” Hunt said. “I feel that ... it is a unique moment in time and an opportunity for our USG to urgently address the issues of racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism, etc. that exist in our and every other institution.” USG vice president Ashwin Mahadevan ’22 presented on the incorporation and proposal process of task forces, highlighting that every member of the USG Senate must serve on at least one task force. This meeting was held on See NEWS for more



Patrick Glory competing during his sophomore year.

‘Back out on the mat’: Wrestler Pat Glory ’23 competes through gap year By Julia Nguyen Staff Writer

Two-time All-American wrestler, Patrick Glory ’23, has made the best of this past year despite losing a season to the pandemic. Along with many of his teammates, Glory decided to take a gap year in response to COVID-19. He has been interning at a private equity firm focused on real estate, in line with his economics concentration at Princeton. Glory has continued training to keep himself in shape, though he says a lack of competition has made it harder. “It’s very hard to be motivated to train the same way without a goal in mind, without having a competition that’s kind of motivating you to be at your best,” Glory explained. “So like, that’s always been a struggle for me — training without having a goal and purpose in mind.” Recently, however, Glory has been training for the last chance qualifiers of the Olympic trials. Olympic-style wrestling, however, feels like a completely different sport to him. With a different way of scoring and a different style of wres-

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tling at hand, Glory is focusing his energy on mastering the skills necessary to get him to his goal. “You have to win the last chance qualifier just to be able to compete in the Olympic team trials, then once you win that, in order for you to go to the Olympics, you have to qualify your weight at a qualifying tournament internationally,” he said. “So there’s three steps I have to go through, all of which are going to be harder than the next.” Glory is up for the challenge, training harder than ever to be able to compete at the highest level. Occasionally, after working, he will make the drive back to his hometown, Randolph, N.J., to wrestle with an old friend. On other days, he runs on the treadmill and lifts to maintain his strength. Glory has also been training with some of his other Princeton teammates at the New Jersey Regional Training Center (NJRTC). Glory found the NJRTC after hearing about other Ivy League teams, such as Cornell and Penn, participating in local competitions through the center. Although not affiliated with

Princeton athletics, the gap year wrestlers signed up for the local team to participate in CARTOON

The Prospect’s TV & Shows Critic Molly Cutler delves into the world of fiction podcasts, examining how “Fun City” merges table-top games, improv comedy, acting and storytelling to produce a show that is both entertaining and culturally engaging.

competitions, many of which are with other Ivy League students. Back in November, they

were able to compete in Omaha, Neb., and currently have two tournaments approaching in February and March against other wrestlers from Cornell and Penn. While Glory is thankful for being able to compete in the first place, he expresses his disappointment in not being able to do so with the Princeton team in an official tournament. Under the rules of the social contract, enrolled wrestlers on campus are not able to train and compete with Glory and other gap year students. While Glory is developing strong bonds with the teammates he is living with, he still says he misses being with his entire team. Although Glory didn’t have a say in getting the season swept right out from under him, he has taken control of his life during his gap year. “I’m blessed to have the opportunity to even do it, to even be able to compete. Right now with all this stuff going on. I’m just excited to get back out on the mat and, you know, throw the singlet back on and see what happens.” From working to further his education and job experience to See SPORTS for more



In Multimedia

Assistant News Editor Katherine Dailey ‘24 sits down with new Princeton Mayor Mark Freda to discuss his campaign, goals for his term, and balancing work, family, and service.

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