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A Boogie wit da Hoodie to headline Lawnparties By Zach Shevin Assistant News Editor


A Boogie, the rapper behind the triple-platinum single “Drowning,” will headline Lawnparties.

Julius Dubose, known professionally as A Boogie wit da Hoodie, or simply A Boogie, will be headlining Lawnparties this spring. Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Social Chair Heavyn Jennings ’20 made the selection, which was announced via email at 1:58 p.m. on April 12. A Boogie released his first mixtape, “Artist,” in 2016. In 2017, he released the platinum singles “Jungle” and “Timeless,” both of which sold over 1 million copies and have music videos with over 50 million Youtube views. Later that year, A Boogie released his first studio album, “The Bigger Artist,” which peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s

Top 200 and resulted in Billboard naming A Boogie the “top emerging act in the U.S.” A Boogie’s most popular song on the album, “Drowning” featuring Kodak Black, went triple platinum, meaning that over 3 million copies were sold. A Boogie has also been featured on songs by rapper 6ix9ine, including his single “KEKE,” the music video for which has over 120 million views on Youtube. In December 2018, A Boogie released his newest album, “Hoodie SZN,” which spent three weeks at the top spot on Billboard’s Top 200 and featured various well-known rappers including 6ix9ine, Tyga, Offset, and Young Thug. Four songs from the album, “Look Back At It,” “Swervin,” “Startender,” and “Demons and Angels” all spent time on the Billboard Hot 100.

Jennings said that “Look Back At It” is her personal favorite A Boogie song. “It’s just a great song,” she said. “As I started listening to more of his music as I was trying to choose people, it was just like the one that stuck out to me.” Though unaware of what the eating clubs have in store for Lawnparties, Jennings noted that USG has a few things in the works. USG is currently choosing food vendors for the event, and the application for the student opener will appear in the USG Newsletter this week. The professional opening act will likely also be announced soon. “We’re waiting to confirm her contract, and we’ll say who she is as well,” Jennings said. A Boogie’s performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. on May 5 at the Quadrangle Club.


Coffee Club on the grind as studentrun coffee shop debuts at Campus Club By Rebecca Han Staff Writer

Ice machines went down. Baked goods ran out at around 4 p.m. At peak business hours, the Coffee Club was selling about one drink per minute. The entirely student-run coffee shop opened to large and eager crowds of students on Sunday, April 14, in the Campus Club Tap Room. The shop was originally set to open on April 7, but the opening was pushed due to delays in acquiring equipment. The shop offers a wide variety of beverages and fresh pastries from the Gingered Peach in Lawrence, N.J., sold at what founder Alex Kaplan ’21 calls “the best prices in town.” The schedule of performers included a cappella groups Shere Khan and Tigressions, and improv group Quipfire!. “We are a student agency, run by students for students, and we employ students, serving the Princeton community,” Kaplan

said. “So that’s kind of a fun, selfsufficient activity that can not only bring things to the community but can be financially sustainable and a ... feasible thing that can stay around for a while.” The club’s various funding streams include student agencies and a branch of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS), which put up some initial capital for “coffee-specific equipment.” Kaplan said that the Club was working to pay that capital back. Currently, the club has 34 baristas to fill a necessary 153 shifts each week, with each barista required to work three shifts and two backup shifts. It will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Kaplan decided to start the venture upon noticing that Princeton, unlike some other institutions, did not have a student-run coffee shop. “I thought they [student coffee shops] seemed like awesome

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places to hang out and be part of a community,” he said. “When I got here, I asked around about the idea, and I got a lot of kind of pushback that it wasn’t really possible at the time.” He thus started the Coffee Club, an organization for students interested in coffee to hang out and learn about specialty coffee, among other activities. Kaplan said the club started to write their business plan last October. They first spread the word by reaching out through listservs and holding a week-long popup, also in Campus Club, where they had 19 baristas. “When we originally advertised our application ... we got 73 applications, and at the end of the day, the applications were almost entirely decided by your schedule,” Kaplan said. Events coordinator and barista Ali Skarzynski ’21 learned of barista positions at the Coffee Club through an email on the RockSee COFFEE page 2


The entirely student-run coffee shop sells beverages and baked goods.


PSCI proposes referendum USG approves funding for Yardparties, to reduce U. emissions Princeton Electronica Concert Staff Writer

The Princeton Student Climate Initiative (PSCI) has placed a referendum calling for the University to reduce carbon emissions on the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) spring ballot next week. The University has already set a 2046 goal for carbon neutrality, but the PSCI sees the current goal as unclear and incomprehensive. The referendum’s three key requests of the administration are the establishment of a “task force to develop a strategy for tracking campus Scope III emissions, a clearer timeline for meeting the 2046 carbon neutrality goal by establishing public benchmark dates for the strategies outlined in the 2019 Sustainability Action plan, and active inclusion of students in the decision-making process towards a carbon neutral cam-

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pus.” The University claims that it is currently “on track to meet its current greenhouse gas emissions goal of 1990 levels by 2020 without the purchase of market offsets” and that “[e]fforts are currently underway to set the stage for net neutral CO2 equivalent campus emission by 2046.” Claire Wayner ’22, PSCI Carbon Neutral Campus Team Lead, said that undergraduates were not very involved in the decision-making process of the 2046 carbon neutrality goal. “This referendum stems out of a desire to let the University know how important climate change and climate action is to undergrads, and how we really want to be included in the decision-making process moving forward,” she said. Wayner said that the University’s current carbon-neutral See CLIMATE page 3

Several guest contributors encourage students to vote for Referendum #3 during this week’s USG elections cycle, while guest contributor Owen Ayers criticizes a recent change in the University’s policy that now bans relationships between graduate students and faculty. PAGE 6

By Claire Silberman Associate News Editor

USG approved funding for Yardparties and a Projects Board Funding request for a Princeton Electronica. “[Yardparties is] an event that is open to undergraduates of all years and is mostly oriented toward students in co-ops that’s put on by the co-ops. They get a performer and an event and it’s a whole thing, they get a lot of food,“ said Brad Spicher ’20, Undergraduate Student Government Treasurer. “We approved $2,000 for [Yardparties] which was a bit lower than the $2,500 we had last semester, but it’s still satisfactory to the people who asked for the money,” he said. The funding will not take See USG page 4


At their weekly meeting, USG approved a $2,000 budget for Yardparties.

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efeller College listserv. Prior to the Coffee Shop, she had no previous experience working as a barista. “Coffee’s just a really big part of my day, and so I just really jumped when I saw the experience,” she said. She said that everyone had really high hopes for opening day, as they were all excited for the operation to come together. “For me, I was just stressed, since I had planned the event, to make sure that everything was on time,” she said. Skarzynski said that the Coffee Club is also planning an open mic stand-up comedy night for Saturday. “It should just be like a really chill night,” she said. “Good laughs, good vibes, good coffee.” Eve Cooke ’22 said that she visited the Coffee Club in part to enjoy good coffee and support some of her friends, who had spent a lot of time training as bartenders. “There’s been a lot of love and work put into decorating and planning this event,” she said. “And so, it’s in part good coffee, but also good company and good performers.” Megan Pai ’22, the Coffee Club’s

creative director, was responsible for managing the social media and decorating the interior space. She said that while she’s only been a part of the Club for less than a month, she felt it was clear that Kaplan was the most capable person to be leading the effort. “It’s been very cool to be a part of it, and I was very looking forward to our opening today,” she said. Kaplan said that while the Coffee Club’s goal was to be the best place at Princeton to hang out, its real ambition was to help change Princeton’s culture to be warmer, friendlier, and kinder. “Princeton can be a tough place to go to school,” he said. “You know, when you go to a coffee shop, you ask someone for your order, they tend to you, they help you out, and then someone hands you your cup. I think those personal interactions, just as a break in our day, form the basis of ... this Princeton community.” “We can really start to notice each other, and talk to each other, and take a second away from psets and essays, to hang out, and be friends, and I think that’s really valuable,” Kaplan said. And another important question: the quality of the coffee? “Delicious,” Cooke said. “It’s really quite good.”


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goal only incorporates emissions from burning fossil fuels for energy. “It doesn’t include the emissions that are connected to, say, all the food that we buy, or all the flights that students take to go study abroad,” she said. The referendum would ask the University to start tracking emissions from all such indirect activities, or Scope III emissions, to evaluate how they can be reduced. These are classified by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol as “indirect emissions” not included in Scope II, which includes “indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.” Wayner said that the administration’s current 2046 goal is vague and lacks specific subgoals detailing when and how the University will become carbon neutral. “Within 2046, for instance, when are we going to get to 100 percent renewable energy, or when are all the Tiger Transit shuttles going to be electric buses instead of diesel?” she said. PSCI decided to initiate the referendum process after meeting with the Office of Sustainability, when they learned that the administration needed to see that a “large portion of the student body cares about climate change.” To place the referendum on the ballot, PSCI members collected 543 undergraduate student signatures. USG rules stipulate that student groups must collect signatures on their proposed referendums from 10 percent of the student body. “I think to Princeton students, oftentimes voting doesn’t seem to have much of an impact … but taking just a couple minutes next week dur-

ing voting period to fill out a ballot … actually goes a long way toward changing administrative opinion about student beliefs and student priorities,” Wayner said. In response to Wayner’s concerns, Office of Sustainability Director Shana Weber explained that many questions would be answered upon the release of the 2019 Sustainability Action plan on Monday, April 22 — also Earth Day. “The plan outlines detailed strategies to take the first substantive steps away from fossil fuel combustion on campus, including interim targets for 2026, while we continue to expand renewable energy sources,” Weber wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian. “While the full transition will take about 20 years, we will take many of the first key steps much sooner. The coming release of this plan is just the beginning, and we will need the engagement of the entire University community to make it a success.” Furthermore, Weber also defended the Office of Sustainability’s level of contact with students, asserting that their engagement “has included monthly updates during the academic year and feedback sessions with the Princeton Sustainability Committee, focused discussions and workshops in the course ENV 327: Investigating an Ethos of Sustainability at Princeton, perception surveys, and direct outreach and engagement with multiple student groups.” Despite the criticisms presented in the referendum, Weber remains optimistic about the potential of the plan for the University’s future. “The success of this plan will depend on every member of the campus community recognizing and embracing their role in creating a truly sustainable Princeton,” Weber wrote.

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“These bold objectives will stretch our ambitions and imaginations, but they are attainable if we pursue a full-campus press toward a sustainable future for the institution and the planet.” Maria Fleury ’22, PSCI Carbon Neutral Campus Team member, said that it’s important for students to remind the University that they care. “We have the intellectual and financial resources to achieve so many great things,” she said. She added that being carbonnet-neutral and an institution that is advanced in its climate initiatives is an important statement and sets the parameters for institutions all over the

country and the world. “The things we do here … have a long term impact greater than we normally think,” Fleury said. Jivahn Moradian ’20 encouraged the University to take on the issue of carbon emissions “beyond its face appearance.” “This is why the Scope 3 emissions tracking is so important: reducing our carbon footprint to zero is pointless if doing so requires indirectly increasing emissions elsewhere,“ Moradian wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian. “Referendum #1 is a great first step towards steering the University towards a responsible, long-term sus-

tainability plan, and will send a strong message to the administration that the student body cares about climate issues.” Johanne Kjaersgaard ’22 said a carbon-neutral campus was not unfeasible and was something that students could accomplish. “I think that, as students, we are often told that the problems of the world are too large for us,” she said. “Because we are students in an academic institution that supposedly cares about the world, that comes with the responsibility to try to act as much as you can.” Online voting through Helios will take place from noon on April 15 to noon on April 17.


Maria Fleury ’22 (left) and Claire Wayner ’22 spread awareness about the proposed emissions referendum.

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money out of the budget for next semester, according to meeting minutes by Secretary Claire McCarriher ’21. Kavya Chaturvedi ’21 requested funding on behalf of the Projects Board for Princeton Electronica, a concert with DJ Prince Fox for students not in eating clubs which would take place the night before Lawnparties in East Pyne Courtyard. For the 400 people projected to attend the event, Chaturvedi requested

$4,000, part of which is Alcohol Initiative funded and part of which is Projects Board funded. Finally, Christopher Walton ’21 was unanimously confirmed as Campus and Community Affairs Chair. “I plan to focus on emphasizing the role of campus workers as part of the University community, as well as deconstructing socioeconomic hurdles that students face both on and off campus,” Walton wrote in a statement to USG. This meeting was held in 8 p.m. in Lewis Library 138.

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Why you should vote for Referendum No. 3 Guest Contributors


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and a half, students have clearly expressed their desire to reform the Honor System. Beginning with the four referenda passed during the 2017 USG elections cycle, students have repeatedly called for increased transparency, improvements in communication practices, and changes to the elected composition of the members of the Honor Committee, among other things. Students have thoroughly engaged with administrators and faculty members on these topics in numerous forums since the University initially halted the implementation of the referenda’s proposed reforms in January 2018. Among the numerous areas of the Honor System discussed over the last 18 months, its current inflexible penalty structure for academic integrity violations has received considerable attention, and the so-called “standard penalty” of a one-year suspension is the item that students have most emphatically insisted must change. We are excited that students now have the opportunity to vote during next week’s USG elections cycle to eliminate a standard penalty and create an Honor System with penalties that are more commensurate with the severity of violations. Referendum No. 3 is designed to dramatically change the Honor Committee’s penalty structure. It transitions the Honor System from a “standard

penalty” paradigm to a graduated system that allows for increased flexibility and penalties more commensurate to violations. Under this new structure, the Honor Committee would be able to assign penalties from a range of options instead of generally being required to issue one-year suspensions for most first-time violations. These options would also include three new reduced penalties: a onesemester suspension, a reprimand, and disciplinary probation in increments of months (rather than until graduation). In short, Referendum No. 3 eliminates the standard penalty and develops a new range of graduated penalties that make the Honor System more flexible. Students would receive penalties more commensurate to the severity of their violations and would be better able to learn and grow from their mistakes under this new system. It represents a critical first step in the process of implementing important changes to the Honor System and seeks to directly address student concerns that have surfaced over the past two years in various forums on campus. However, we recognize that students have questioned the effectiveness of promoting institutional change through the referendum platform since University administrators halted the implementation of the December 2017 referenda on the Honor System. We shared your frustration at this turn of events and understand why students may doubt their ability

to use referenda to accomplish change on campus as a result. At the same time, we also believe that it is important to recognize that the December 2017 referenda did create change by advancing an important series of conversations on campus and by revealing the strength of the student body’s desires to reform the Honor System. While their actual implementation was delayed, the passage of these referenda served as an effective mechanism for revealing where students stood on these academic integrity issues and emphasized the urgent necessity of pursuing reform. Referendum No. 3 is a direct product of the months of conversation between students, faculty, and administrators on three University committees. It comes directly from a report released by the Academic Integrity Report Reconciliation Committee in February and has been discussed in numerous forums over the past several months. As members of USG and the Honor Committee, we have worked extensively with different campus stakeholders to develop the contents of this referendum and other important changes to the Honor System over the past few months; and we strongly believe that faculty, students, and administrators are generally in agreement on the point that developing a more flexible range of penalty options is critical to improving academic integrity at Princeton. Because this referendum has been the product of these discussions and direct engagement

with various relevant parties, we are confident that it will be implemented in the fall of 2019, with the support of University faculty and administrators, if it passes during next week’s USG elections. Next week’s voting represents a vital opportunity for students to reaffirm their active and central role in shaping the Honor System. Students have been advocating for reform for years. Voting yes on Referendum No. 3 in next week’s election cycle is our opportunity to improve the Honor System to ensure that it continues to both take academic integrity seriously and to operate with compassion, fairness, and understanding. Elizabeth Haile is a senior Operations Research and Financial Engineering concentrator from Manhattan Beach, California. She can be reached at Dina Kuttab is a sophomore from Amman, Jordan. She can be reached at Camille Moeckel is a junior sociology concentrator from Cromwell, Connecticut. She can be reached at Olivia Ott is a junior Wilson School concentrator from Ketchum, Idaho. She can be reached at Ben Press is a junior History concentrator from Vienna, Virginia. He can be reached at bpress@

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A word on accountability Owen Ayers

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was not particularly surprised to hear that the University recently updated its policy regarding consensual relations between faculty and graduate students, though I was somewhat dismayed. The decision of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty to forbid all consensual relations between faculty (including instructors and lecturers) and graduate students — regardless of whether the employee and student in question have a supervisory or advisory relationship — is a step in the wrong direction. Certainly, the University is right to be diligent in its prohibition of romantic or sexual interaction between faculty members and their own graduate students. Indeed, it has been, as evidenced by the 2018 dismissal of Sergio Verdú, a professor of electrical engineering accused

of sexually harassing an advisee. While some take issue with the severity of the punishment, even the suggestion of interpersonal solicitation from a superior with tangible power over the object of his or her advances should be swiftly and resoundingly quashed. The same should not be said, however, for instructors and graduate students whose only commonality is their University affiliation. The new guidelines read in part: “A sexual or romantic relationship between a faculty member and a person for whom he or she has professional responsibility (including, for example, as a teacher, adviser, evaluator, or supervisor) raises concerns such as conflict of interest, abuse of authority, and unfair treatment. […] Faculty members shall not initiate or engage in romantic or sexual behavior with undergraduate or graduate students,” including students in “other programs or

courses of study.” Obviously, I do not think that professors should be allowed to engage in relationships with undergraduates. Even though most students are above the age of consent, some are not, and that technicality notwithstanding, the nature of a liberal arts education brings professors and students from a wide range of disciplines into types of academic contact that cannot always be foreseen. But what “professional responsibility” does a professor of math have to a graduate student in Slavics? By these guidelines, a 28-year-old art history lecturer couldn’t ask a seventhyear economics PhD candidate out to drinks. In liminal cases, drawing such conspicuous attention to differentials of power probably does more to entrench than to mitigate them. What good does that do, and for whom? The only “good” it does is to absolve the University from

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any and all responsibility for the missteps of its constituents. With its policy panacea in place, all Princeton must do the next time two adults in its community have an awkward encounter is point to their most recent memo and try not to say: “Well, it was in the syllabus.” The categorical prohibition of all relations between faculty and graduate students whose academic enterprises are unrelated is, at best, misguided. For example, doctors routinely marry their nurses, yet hospitals and their employees remain capable of caring for the ill; the nurse is simply moved to a different unit. But instructors and students in different departments already have the same institutional relationship that hospitals mandate for co-workers who date or marry. In sum, the main effect of these guidelines is to preclude from ever arising any opportunity whereby students and

professors alike might take responsibility for their decisions as adults with free will and learn how to navigate the inseparable complexities of an intertwined personal and professional life. An alarmist view might contend that this policy constitutes a real infringement upon the rights of consenting adults to sexual freedom. In any case, such developments on Princeton’s campus are only an index of current political trends both on college campuses and in the body politic. At a time when social norms surrounding interpersonal behavior are under intense and sustained scrutiny, the University is not to blame for erring on the side of caution, but it might not want to do so by mollycoddling whatever angst is in vogue. Owen Ayers is a senior in comparative literature from Henrico, Va. He can be reached at oayers@


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Women’s lacrosse celebrates Senior Day with 14–12 win over Harvard By Jack Graham

Head Sports Editor

Between a halftime ceremony honoring members of the 1994 NCAA champion Princeton women’s lacrosse team and a postgame ceremony honoring the 2019 Princeton women’s lacrosse senior class, Saturday afternoon at Sherrerd Field was eventful. In the meantime, Princeton (9–3, 3–1 Ivy) found a way to edge out Harvard (6–7, 1–4), winning 14–12 in its final home game of the regular season. Fittingly, many of the most valuable contributions to Princeton’s Senior Day win came from its seniors. Attack Allie Rogers had four points, and attack Elizabeth George, attack Julia Haney, and midfielder Kathryn Hallett each had three. Alex Argo anchored Princeton’s defense, and defender Nonie Anderson kept the ball in Princeton’s possession with 10 draw controls. “It’s quite a group,” said head coach Chris Sailer about the seniors. “Half of the kids on the field at any one time are seniors, and you see their influence in every aspect of the game. They’re just tough and competitive kids who love playing the game, [so] it was nice for them to get an important win over Harvard on Senior Day.”

The game-deciding stretch came in the first 10 minutes of the second half, in which Princeton scored four goals in little over three minutes to turn a narrow 7–6 lead into a comfortable 11–6 one. Junior attack Tess D’Orsi, who had four goals of her own in the game, opened the scoring onslaught after Rogers found her alone in front of the net. George split two defenders to score on Princeton’s next possession, and Hallet and sophomore attack Kyla Sears each added a goal shortly thereafter to give Princeton the five-goal lead. “In the locker room, we [thought we] were playing well on both ends, but we weren’t putting the nail in the coffin and weren’t playing a full 90 seconds on each side,” said Argo. “[In the second half], we really refocused and came out hard on both ends of the field, and that made the difference.” Harvard was not content to let Princeton coast to an easy win, however. Just as they had battled back in the first half after falling behind 4–1 to tie the game at five, the Crimson tightened up on defense and brought the margin to 13–11 with over three minutes to play. “Harvard came in with something to prove, and they were really trying to play the spoilers,”

said Sailer. “They had some nice plays on offense, and we really had to hang tough in there.” Despite the Crimson’s best efforts, the day belonged to Princeton. Sears gave the Tigers some breathing room with her third goal and fifth point of the game with 2:22 left. After Harvard responded with a goal of its own, Andersen won another draw, al-

lowing Princeton to safely run out the clock and secure the win. Princeton found out after the game that Dartmouth had defeated Penn, giving the Quakers their first Ivy League loss. The Tigers are now tied for second in the conference and would be guaranteed the right to host the Ivy tournament if they won each of their last three games.


Allie Rogers had three goals and an assist against Harvard on Saturday.

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Men’s baseball @ Penn: L 15–9, L 1–0, W 7–2 A seven-run second inning in their third game gave Princeton the win against Penn, ending the weekend 1–2. The first game of the three-game series was a high-scoring game, ending in a 15–9 loss for the Tigers. The seven-run eighth inning gave the Quakers just the scoring leverage they needed to secure the win. During the second game of the series, the score was kept to a low 1–0 in the Quakers’ favor after a sacrifice fly gave them their one point on the scoreboard. During the final game in the series, the Tigers came out victorious against Penn, wrapping up the series with a doubleheader split on Saturday. Softball @ Penn: W 5–2, W 1–0, L 5–14 The first game of the Princeton and Penn series on Friday sent Princeton to Penn, and by the end of the afternoon, sent Princeton to first place in the Ivy League. After their 5–2 win over the Quakers, the softball team was pushed to the top of the league standings. The series continued with a doubleheader on Saturday. During the first game the Tigers managed to get a point on the board in the eighth inning, where before the game was tied at 0–0. Firstyear Ali Blanchard dealt a perfect ninth to finish off a 1–0 win on three hits, four walks, and seven Ks. It was Princeton’s longest game in 364 days, since a 2–1, 11-inning win at Yale on April 14, 2018. The second game of the doubleheader ended in a tough 14–5 defeat for the Tigers. After being tied for the first two innings, the Quakers scored 13 runs between the third and fourth innings, putting them at a 13–1 advantage before senior Kaylee Grant hit a grand slam, improving the Tigers’ score by four. Men’s volleyball vs. St. Francis, Penn State: W 3–1, W 3–0 With a 3–1 Friday victory over St. Francis, Princeton avenged its March loss to the Red Flash. The team earned both a regular season title and a chance to host the upcoming EIVA tournament. Junior All-American George Huhmann led in kills and blocks with 16 and six, respectively. Saturday’s faceoff against Penn State was Princeton’s three seniors’ last home game; the Tigers swept the Nittany Lions to give them a proper send-off. Huhmann led again with 11 kills and four blocks. Senior Kendall Ratter just trailed him with nine kills, two blocks, and four aces. All in all, this weekend the Tigers capped off their best regular season in history. Women’s lacrosse vs. Harvard: W 14–12 A 5–1 run early in the second half powered Princeton to a 14–12 win over Harvard in the team’s final regular season game at Sherrerd Field. Junior Tess D’Orsi scored four goals, bringing her to 37, the most on the team this season, and senior Allie Rogers contributed another three goals and an assist. The Tigers honored members of the NCAA champion 1994 Princeton women’s lacrosse team at halftime and the 2019 senior class after the game. The Tigers have three road games remaining and control their own destiny in the race to host the Ivy League conference tournament. Men’s lacrosse @ Dartmouth: W 13–4 In their first Ivy League win of the season, Princeton dominated Dartmouth in a game that they couldn’t afford to lose. The Tigers trailed the Big Green twice in the first quarter before pulling ahead to finish it 4–3. The team proceeded to sweep Dartmouth for the rest of the game, scoring 10 and allowing one in the remaining three quarters. Junior attacker Michael Sowers moved into second place in the program’s all-time points record at 235, just 12 behind Kevin Lowe’s “untouchable” record. Sophomore attacker Chris Brown had four goals, making it 25 games in a row with at least one, and senior attacker Emmet Cordrey and junior attacker Phillip Robertson had two each. Sophomore LSM Andrew Song scored again, his third straight game with a goal. The Tigers have two Ivy League matches left, both of which they must win in order to qualify for the playoffs.

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Doing so won’t be easy — Princeton plays each of its final three games on the road, beginning next Wednesday at rival Penn. “We have a big game coming up on Wednesday, and I think we’re ready to get back to work,” said Argo. “A win’s a win, but we have a lot ahead of us, and we’re really excited for what’s coming.”

Allie Rogers, Women’s Lacrosse On Senior Day, Rogers had three goals and an assist against Harvard. The four points are a season high for the senior. The victory on Saturday saw Rogers’ point total for her career move up to 75 with at least three games to go in the season.

Michael Sowers, Men’s Lacrosse Sowers had a five-point game on Saturday against Dartmouth, moving him into second place on the all-time point list with 95 goals and 140 assists. He has only played two-thirds of the games that the record holder Kevin Lowe holds and still has a season and more to go.

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April 15, 2019  

April 15, 2019