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Local eateries that participated in the event included Cannoli World, Ma & Pa’s Tex-Mex BBQ, and Mobile Mardi Gras.

TruckFest raises money to fight food insecuirty Assistant News Editor

The fifth annual TruckFest food truck festival was held on Saturday, April 22 by the eating clubs and the Community Service Inter-Club Council. The mission of TruckFest is to combat food insecurity in the local area, according to CS-ICC Chair Alexandra Hanley ’18. This year, 15 food trucks participated in TruckFest, compared to 18 trucks last year, due to scheduling conflicts. Although there were fewer trucks this year, the event expected to earn approximately $20,000, the same amount as the previous year, according to Co-Director of TruckFest Sabrina Fried ’18. The total amount earned this year is still being calculated at the time of publication. In previous years, Truck-

Fest was held on the Saturday before Communiversity, an arts festival that is typically held on the last Sunday of April, but the date of TruckFest was changed to avoid confusion between the two events, Fried explained. Local eateries that participated in the event included Cannoli World, Ma & Pa’s TexMex BBQ , and Mobile Mardi Gras. Students were able to purchase tickets during the week leading up to the event at Frist Campus Center or on the day of the event on Prospect Avenue. In addition, performance groups, such as acapella groups and bands, also showcased their talent during the day. Fried has been a part of the Community Service InterClub Council (CSICC) since her sophomore year. She became involved with TruckFest because she admired how


large-scale the event is and how it involves both University students and Princeton community members. She explained that she loves how engaged TruckFest volunteers are, which could be seen in the over 100 volunteers that helped out this year. Hanley, who became involved in TruckFest during her sophomore spring, also reported positive experiences working on the event. “There’s nothing like working on [CS-ICC] that I’ve come into contact with,” said Hanley. “I’m going to miss [CSICC] a lot after I graduate.” Hanley further explained that helping to organize TruckFest is like “running your own business,” and that she has had a “huge opportunity to grow” by working with people that care about the community. “[TruckFest] gives students

an opportunity to see how they can make a difference locally to Princeton, since people struggle to find ways to give back during college,” Hanley explained. “It’s also just a really fun event, where everyone eats and has a nice day while benefiting a greater cause.” The annual event requires detailed planning from its four teams within the planning committee: communications, which handles publicity; logistics, which handles performance groups and dayof planning; sponsorship, which secures funding; and the truck team, which corresponds with local businesses. “It was a blast to see [everything] come together and to see how supportive the local community and Princeton community were in participating in our event to raise money for Meals on Wheels

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Eisgruber issues joint statement supporting collegiate free speech

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A total of 1,948 students voted in this year’s spring elections, almost 40 percent of whom were in the Class of 2021.

On April 18, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 joined 62 other university presidents and chancellors in affirming the value of free speech on college campuses at an Association of American Universities meeting in

Washington, D.C. “Robust debate and vigorous argument are essential to the research and teaching missions of America’s leading universities,” Eisgruber said, adding that he is pleased the AAU is expressing their commitment to free speech, a value that is critical for the future of higher education and for See FREE SPEECH page 5

New USG officers elected, Honor Code referendum passes overwhelmingly By Linh Nguyen Staff Writer

In an email to the student body late Friday, April 20, the Undergraduate Student Government announced the newly elected U-Councilors and officers for the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021. A referendum on the Honor Committee was also overwhelmingly passed. The email also announced that there will be runoff elections for the president and

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the social chair of the Class of 2021. USG policy requires candidates to receive a 50 percent majority of votes to be elected, which no candidate in either position received. According to the USG email, runoff elections will take place from noon of April 23 to noon of April 25. A total of 1,948 students voted in this year’s spring elections, almost 40 percent of whom were in the Class of

President Eisgruber attended a meeting of the Association of American Universities in Washington

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and Send Hunger Packing,” said the CS-ICC Student Chair from Terrace, Kristy Yeung ’18. Although Hanley reported that the event was well-advertised, some ideas for improvement included securing more sponsorship opportunities and communicating more effectively about other student events happening on the same day, according to Fried and Director of Other Initiatives Morayo Odujinrin ’18, respectively. Fried explained that when TruckFest secured a nonprofit status some sponsors backed out in hopes of encouraging TruckFest to be more “independent and self-sustaining.” “I would love to see that nonprofit status [allow us] to get amazing, different sponsorship opportunities,” Fried said, “so that we could donate even more money going forward.” STUDENT LIFE

USG discusses meal plan proposals By Jacob Gerrish Staff Writer

The Undergraduate Student Government discussed the Board Plan Review Committee, USG office renovations, and USG Senate engagement during its weekly meeting on April 22. Dean of Rockefeller College Oliver Avens and Assistant Vice President of Campus Dining Smitha Haneef presented on the proposals of the University Board Plan Review Committee. The proposals would require all upperclassmen not in eating clubs to be on a University meal plan. “We are hearing loud and clear that what’s on the draft does not fit what the majority preference would be,” Haneef said. However, Avens continued to assert that the University has to strongly consider the committee’s recommendations in order to ensure the diversification of the student body. According to Avens, there remains a negative perception among prospective low-income students regarding the uncertainty of dining options and the See USG page 4


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Fashion Speaks is a yearly event held by students at the University to fundraise for Eden Autism Services. Eden Autism Services provides education programs for students at the Eden School in Princeton, N.J., and, with students acting as models with clothing from sponsor brands, Fashion Speaks raised over $25,000 in April 2017. Photos of models from this year’s event, on April 21, 2018, are shown in this spread.

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exclusive nature of eating clubs. “Stop worrying about how you’ll eat at Princeton,” Avens stated. “Just apply.” “I think [the proposal] has the potential to change the public’s perception of Princeton as a country club university,” Avens added. University Student Life Committee Chair Tania Bore ’20, however, raised concerns about requiring independent students to be on a University meal plan. Bore also maintained that a “stigma” existed around eating in the residential college dining halls as an upperclassman. “Even though [the co-op leaders] know that it will not affect them, for the fu-

ture of Princetonian [coops] this is something that they still care about,” USG president Rachel Yee ’19 noted. The senate proceeded to talk about remodeling the USG offices in Frist Campus Center. Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne stated that potential refurbishments would only affect furniture and design in the offices. “I agree with making it look more like the rest of Frist and friendly spaces,” USG Vice President Nate Lambert ’20 said. Senator Kade McCorvy ’20 requested an allocation of $200 each week until May 20 to host events in the USG offices. According to McCorvy, the events would increase student engagement with USG Senate members and make USG more acces-

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sible. The senate passed the resolution. Senators Kevin Zheng ’21 and Elizabeth Bailey ’21 introduced a resolution to appropriate $1,000 per class year for USG senators to hold student activities. However, U-Councilor Ben Press ’20 raised concerns that this resolution would blur the distinction of powers between class government and the senate. Bailey is a staff copy editor for The Daily Princetonian. Zheng and Bailey will revise and reintroduce the resolution at a later point. The senate also confirmed Charles Copeland ’19 to the University Student Life Committee. The next USG meeting will take place on April 29, 2018.


The Undergraduate Student Government discussed the Board Plan Review Committee, USG office renovations, and USG Senate engagement during its weekly meeting on April 22.

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democracy. The AAU comprises research universities in the United States that are committed to advancing “society through education, research, and discovery,” according to their website. This year, the AAU president has issued statements regarding immigration reform, net neutrality, and tax legislation. The AAU has also created joint statements with other national and global organizations urging Congress to pass legislation geared towards ending corruption in the patent system and developing more printed materials for disabled college students. The statement on free speech, written at the group’s annual spring meeting of presidents and chancellors, asserted that “the free and open exchange of ideas and information is fundamental to the educational mission of AAU universities.” This exchange of ideas has allowed for the growth of democracy, the spread of new knowledge, academic excellence, and further social progress, the statement continued. The statement also noted that while many may deem some speech to be disgraceful, campuses should continue to places where ideas can be expressed free of disruption, intimidation, and violence. However, the statement subsequently pointed out that protecting freedom of speech should still “promote an inclusive and non-discriminatory learning environment, and protect our communities from those who seek to promote conf lict rather than conversation, debate, and advocacy.” The university leaders affirmed their commitment to preparing students, faculty, and staff to engage in frank, open, and often challenging discussions, to work to ensure that campus policies on

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speech, events, dissent, and other protected activities are publicly and conveniently available. “We believe these actions are critical for our institutions to remain at the forefront of ensuring that substantive and non-violent speech is fully protected and welcomed in our society,” the statement concluded. Eisgruber has been a vocal supporter of free speech during his presidency. The Pre-read, a program he started six years ago for freshman to engage in a shared text before stepping on campus, for the Class of 2022 is “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech,” by University politics professor Keith Whittington, which “defends a robust conception of free speech grounded in the philosophy of John Stuart Mill [and] provides a scholarly argument for free speech’s essential role in the truthseeking mission of colleges and universities,” as Eisgruber wrote in the Princeton Alumni Weekly earlier this month. Eisgruber noted that this year, the Pre-read will be distributed to all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and interested staff. “Over the next year, I look forward to participating in spirited dialogue, vigorous debate, and civil disagreements about Keith’s book, thereby exemplifying the practices that he champions and that are the lifeblood of this University,” he wrote. In 2015, the University became the first to adopt a statement developed by University of Chicago affirming the commitment to principles of academic freedom and freedom of expression. Earlier this year, the University drew national attention when an anthropology professor used the N-word in class. Eisgruber expressed his support of Rosen’s decision to say this word, citing the importance of “academic freedom that allows people to have pedagogical choices on how to teach difficult subjects.”


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2021. The elected officers for the Class of 2019 are Chris Umanzor ’19 for president, Susan Liu ’19 for vice president, Nicole Kalhorn ’19 for treasurer, Carly Bonnet ’19 for secretary, and Chelsea Ng ’19 for social chair. All 2019 officers ran unopposed and were re-elected for the same positions that they held during the past academic year. Umanzor is a former staff writer for The Daily Princetonian. “I am tremendously humbled and honored by these results, and I think the Class of 2019 is filled with passionate and hard-working individuals,” said Umanzor. “I’m excited to give them a fantastic culminating year of their Princeton experience.” Moving into his third term as class president, Umanzor said he hopes to plan pub nights and a “fantastic” Commencement that students and their families will remember. He mentioned that he wants to engage more students in the planning of Commencement and the selection of a Class Day Speaker to gain different perspectives. “[I want to] continue focusing on class unity so that students feel that they have a strong bond in the Class of 2019,” he said. For the Class of 2020, the officers are Alaa Ghoneim ’20 as president, Ellen ScottYoung ’20 as vice president, Juston Forte ’20 as treasurer, and Ben Musoke-Lubega ’20 as secretary. No candidates ran for the position of social chair, vacated by ScottYoung. Ghoneim expressed her excitement to “serve another year with an incredible team of class officers who are all very dedicated and hardworking” as well as her drive to increase opportunities for the Class of 2020 in the coming year. “As juniors, we will be more interested in careers and internships,” wrote Ghoneim in an email to the ‘Prince.’ “I plan to address this interest with networking events with alumni classes.” Ghoneim also noted that she would like to oversee “new initiatives that can bring our class together with more frequent study breaks and events.” Representing the Class of 2021 are Sanjana Duggirala ’21 as vice president, Arielle Mindel ’21 as treasurer, and Kavya Chaturvedi ’21 as secretary. Emma Parish ’21 and Tiger Gao ’21, who received 366 and 217 votes, respectively, are the two presidential candidates who will participate in a runoff election. “I am so thankful to everyone who showed their support throughout the first campaign cycle,” said Parish. “I think that the freshman class had an incredible participation rate in this election, and I hope to see even more engagement in this coming runoff.” Parish emphasized that, if elected, she would strive towards “bolstering class unity, creating more spaces for small-group interaction within the class, getting more non-class officers involved with planning and creating class programming, and connecting our class with our wonderful grandparent class” of 1971 with the implementation of a one-onone mentorship program. Gao wrote in a message to the ‘Prince’ that he believes that his platform “goes beyond study breaks and class gears to address some of the issues in our community in more fundamental and bold approaches” and noted that

his platform would “have such substance that people can truly hold me accountable for with measurable benchmarks.” “I think it’s important for a presidential candidate’s platform to have such substance that people can truly hold me accountable for with measurable benchmarks,” wrote Gao. “I’m confident in my classmates that they will make a decision based on the candidates’ vision. The Class of 2021 was the only class that had more than one candidate for the presidency. In addition, Phoebe Park ’21 and Harsh Babla ’21, who earned 327 and 211 votes respectively, are the two candidates in the social chair runoff elections. Park affirmed that she “genuinely love[s] the people” that she has “found at this school” and hopes to create more opportunities “to come together as a family.” “I hope the ‘Party with Park’ movement extends past these elections and whoever wins will be intentional about creating a space for meaning-

ful memories together,” Park said. Babla also appreciated “getting to know more new people, listening to their stories about Princeton, talking to them about their ideas and things that they’d like to see changed on campus.” “Princeton can often be a very overwhelming place, and while the University does do a great job at providing resources for students, they are often quite hard to navigate,” said Babla. “A big part of what I want to do is make these resources more accessible to students.” This year’s fifth Honor Code referendum, which allows Honor Committee members to evaluate leadership and potentially petition to replace the clerk or chair also passed with 1,556 affirmative votes, 84.15 percent of the total referendum votes. “The student body has spoken again, and they said that there needs to be greater accountability on the Honor Committee,” said Umanzor, the sponsor of the referendum. “The nice thing about this campaign was that it was

a community effort, like the one in the fall.” To be officially approved by the student body, the referendum needed to pass two criteria: 33 percent turnout and 75 percent approval. With 1,849 total votes, the referendum narrowly exceeded the minimum turnout requirement with 35.4 percent of the total student body. “I’m really excited to work with members of the USG, members of the Honor Committee, and the administration to ensure that this Honor Committee becomes even fairer,” Umanzor said. Unlike the earlier referenda passed in December — three of which were stayed by the University administration — Umanzor had previously told the ‘Prince’ that he believes that the University administrators would not remand this referendum because it is more procedural in nature. Additionally, the newly elected U-Councilors are Yousef Elzalabany ’20, Aditya Shah ’21, Katya Flores ’20, Isabella Faccone ’21, Morgan Carmen ’21, Wendy Zhao ’19, Nancy Wenger ’19, Rachel Ha-

zan ’21, Matthew Bomparola ’21, and Ben Press ’20. Hazan is a staff copy editor for the ‘Prince.’ Press expressed his hope for the coming school year and acknowledged the student body’s recent concerns. “Over the coming year, I’m looking forward to working on issues of mental health, fiscal reform, and increasing USG transparency,” he wrote in an email to the ‘Prince.’ “We’ve heard a lot from the student body that we need to do better in each of those areas, so it’s important to me that we make progress on each of those issues over the coming year.” Press also noted that “the number of candidates who ran for U-Council was also higher than we’ve seen in recent years,” which ultimately has the potential to bring “a lot of new voices to the Senate.” The newly elected officers will officially take over from their predecessors at the beginning of fall semester, in September 2018, and the referendum will be implemented immediately.

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ast week, the administration released a draft of a new dining proposal for undergraduate students that was greeted with swift backlash. Since the draft has been circulating, students have angrily contested the removal of options fostered by the proposed policy. The proposal essentially forces students to buy a meal plan from the University, which undermines student agency and causes a significant financial burden. The proposal aims to enhance “residential college life and the student experience” by requiring upperclassmen who are independent or in co-ops to buy a minimum dining plan. Through observing the reaction of students across various groups, I have observed students’ adamant and vocal opposition to such administrative authoritarianism. The administration makes efforts to include students in policy reform discussions, but this working relationship and exchange of ideas must be enhanced. The administration must dedicate more energy to reaching out

to students and incorporating their input before making policy proposals. Students responded in “frustration and outrage regarding the potential [dining] plans.” One independent student, Will Johnson ’19, commented, “I feel that this proposal takes away a lot of freedom from students … I chose to be independent not only to save money but also to have the freedom to spend money on what I want.” This student response conveys two central complaints of the broader student body: the lessened control over their own dining choices and the imposed financial burden of the proposal. The Honor Code controversy earlier this academic year was another major instance of administration-student tensions. After an email by the administration stated that the University had essentially decided to disregard a student vote on Honor Code reform, the student body reacted in outrage. One guest contributor to the ‘Prince’ exclaimed to students, “You should be absolutely furious right now. We just had our … rights obliterated by a short email sent by several administrators.” In other words, students felt blindsided, as their provided pipeline for change, the referendum system, was ignored by the University. In 2012, the administration’s ban on first-year Greek

life stirred a similar student reaction. The administration claimed the ban sought to improve social life on campus, but a substantial amount of students were widely dissatisfied. Therefore, students reacted with anger regarding the University’s involvement in the private social lives of students. Jake Nebel ’13 led the protest against the policy, explaining the benefits of Greek life on campus and likewise claiming “social self-determination is important for students to have and to develop.” From my time at Princeton, I have found strong student contempt for the administration’s removal or reduction of our freedoms. The intense student reaction to the proposed dining hall plan and the administration’s staying of past Honor Code referenda earlier this year embody the sentiment against administration overreach. While we accept quasi-paternalistic policies from the University such as freshmen and sophomore housing assignments, students protest the reduction of rights when they do not feel adequately consulted by the administration that facilitates this reduction. With Honor Code reform, students felt slighted, as their directly stated desires were ignored. With the dining plan proposal, a restriction of eating options is combined with the financial


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imposition of the policy, angering students who feel the dining plan requirement is fundamentally unfair. The current dining plan controversy asks the question: who is responsible for controlling social life on campus? These policies exemplify the administration taking control in this arena. The administration should take to heart the students’ responses to actions where their voice is not adequately heard and accounted for. Not only do these administration-led objectives feel deceptive, they are also less effective without a powerful student presence having an impact on such objectives. Although the draft of the dining hall reform acknowledged student recommendations and the committee has invited students to three discussion events, the intense reaction by blindsided students demonstrates that they don’t feel heard or considered. These incidents drive a wedge between the students and the administration and make students pessimistic about the goals of the administration. Especially in decisions of student life, students should be the primary consultants and drivers of change. Jessica Nyquist is a junior in computer science from Houston, Texas. She can be reached at

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES president Thomas E. Weber ’89 vice president Craig Bloom ’88 secretary Betsy L. Minkin ’77 treasurer Douglas J. Widmann ’90 Kathleen Crown William R. Elfers ’71 Stephen Fuzesi ’00 Zachary A. Goldfarb ’05 John Horan ’74 Joshua Katz Kathleen Kiely ’77 Rick Klein ’98 James T. MacGregor ’66 Alexia Quadrani Marcelo Rochabrun ’15 Richard W. Thaler, Jr. ’73 Lisa Belkin ‘82 Francesca Barber trustees emeriti Gregory L. Diskant ’70 Jerry Raymond ’73 Michael E. Seger ’71 Annalyn Swan ’73

142ND MANAGING BOARD managing editors Isabel Hsu ’19 Claire Lee ’19 head news editors Claire Thornton ’19 Jeff Zymeri ’20 associate news editors Allie Spensley ’20 Audrey Spensley ’20 Ariel Chen ’20 associate news and film editor Sarah Warman Hirschfield ’20 head opinion editor Emily Erdos ’19 associate opinion editors Samuel Parsons ’19 Jon Ort ’21 head sports editors David Xin ’19 Chris Murphy ’20 associate sports editors Miranda Hasty ’19 Jack Graham ’20 head street editors Danielle Hoffman ’20 Lyric Perot ’20 digital operations manager Sarah Bowen ’20 associate chief copy editors Marina Latif ’19 Arthur Mateos ’19 head design editor Rachel Brill ’19 cartoons editor Tashi Treadway ’19 head photo editor Risa Gelles-Watnick ’21

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The compassionate university

Kyle Berlin

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here is a university that exists where everyone says hi to each other. They greet one another with a warm embrace, arms outstretched and welcoming. Most of the time, the hugs aren’t hollow. Everyone eats together. They live together. Community is more than a euphemism. Apartness is elided. At this university that exists, excellence is not the order of the day. Evaluation is not comparative. Sleep is bountiful, stress scarce. Competition is not what leads up to the campus gates, fills the space between them, or defines the aspirations in the world beyond. Mediocrity is not a dirty word. Common is not a dirty word. (Buildings are named for “common” people.) Leadership is a word to be questioned. Celebrity is avoided, prestige is laughable, service is a quiet ethos. At this university that exists, quiet rules. Everything is tenuous. Everyone is always wondering if they’re doing it right, really. They wonder it

over and over and over again. This university, it doubts profoundly. It’s smart. It knows that it doesn’t know what it doesn’t know. It knows that knowing takes many shapes, most of them soft. It knows that the classroom is a political space like any other. It fosters interstitiality and intersubjectivity, learning over credentials. Hierarchies collapse. Protest is a form of education. This university, it knows that intelligence is only as good as it makes people more humane. Intelligence is not an object to be possessed. Intelligence is something everyone has. A heart, too: this is also what everyone recognizes that they have. They recognize that it beats and it bleeds. Oh, it bleeds. Mock if you want. But at this university, there is no mockery. (Except maybe towards money or mean power.) At this university, the heart is cared for. It is prioritized. The ego is so uninteresting. That precept guy finally knows this; at this university, he finally stops talking. This university, it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It doesn’t think too highly of it-

self. It rejects supremacy of any kind. (Except maybe the supremacy of the gentle.) It respects the individual on their (yes, their) own terms but doesn’t enforce individuation. This university, it is collective. It doesn’t mistake diversity for equity. Criticism is done in collaboration; scholarship is a shared endeavor towards figuring a more just world. Discipline is not mistaken for education. Education is not mistaken for discipline. Elitism is not mistaken for truth. Truth is not mistaken for knowledge. Knowledge may still be power, but it’s power in the service of the good. The good is rarely calculable. The good is rarely certain. The good is never complete. What’s good? Poorer students don’t have to work to serve richer students just to attend this university. This university values people over things. It recognizes the interconnectedness of work, how some work allows for other work; the Honor Code rings its own irony when it says “my own work.” It recognizes its complicity in oppression, strives against that complic-

ity. It strives for awakeness, awareness. Because of the nature of its striving, it knows how to party. Its parties are not violent — not physically or sexually or emotionally or culturally. They do not cost millions of dollars. They do not produce piles of waste. They do not confuse consumption and joy, excess and memory. They consist simply of people breaking down the barriers they have constructed between themselves. This university, it’s down with breakdown. It’s human. It’s small. It’s humble. It’s warm. It deals in forgiveness and change. It recognizes that an institution is only a group of fragile individuals with inertia. Mortals trying to figure out a better way to be alive. It directs its inertia in the direction of justice. Does injustice still survive here? Does pride flare up? Does loneliness still ooze in the ivy and sorrow still trickle through the old stones of the place? Of course. This university exists in the world. People are alive here. They still cannot entirely save each other.

Call this university what you will — Big Rock Candy Mountain or La-la Land, Utopia or Hell. I’ll call it the compassionate university. (At least for now.) Where does this university exist? Not here, certainly. It is clear that our University is not this university. But it could be. What do I want? I don’t know. Am I complaining? No, not really. Do I have policy proposals? Not precisely. Do I expect this writing to do any good? Not at all. I only write as a reminder (to myself as much as anyone else), from the privilege of my lovely position in this lovely (if not loving) University, that the campus, as much as it is for the production and consolidation of knowledge and capital of all sorts, is also a site for radical, stupid imagination — an imagination that envisions a world that exists parallel to this one, just out of reach. Kyle Berlin is a senior studying Spanish and Portuguese from Arroyo Grande, California. He can be reached at

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Men’s volleyball upsets George Mason, falls to Harvard during EIVA playoffs By Jack Graham

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After a 1–11 start to the season and an 0–4 start to EIVA play, the suggestion that men’s volleyball would make it all the way to the EIVA conference final might have seemed laughable. However, after the fourthseeded Tigers upset topseeded George Mason in four sets on Thursday’s semifinal, that’s exactly what happened. Unfortunately for the team, they would fall to Harvard in four sets in a clash of Ivy League rivals, coming up short in their bid to win their first EIVA title in 20 years. Against George Mason, Princeton got off to a quick start, winning the first set 25–17, but George Mason got even in the second with a 25–22 win. The third set was tightly contested throughout. With the score tied at 22, sophomore middle blocker George Huhmann recorded kills in two of Princeton’s final three points to give the Tigers a 25–23 win and a 2–1 set lead. Unlike Princeton’s previous meeting with George Mason, in which the Tigers won two of the first three sets before ultimately fall-

ing in five, the team was able to close out George Mason in the fourth to secure the victory. Princeton got out to an early 7–3 lead in the set and held on to win the set 25–20, with the match point coming on a George Mason attack error. Princeton was led by sophomore outside hitter

Greg Luck, who contributed 18 kills, and Huhmann, who had 15. Senior middle blocker Junior Oboh added 9 blocks, and freshman setter Joe Kelly had 47 assists. Princeton was unable to capitalize on its confidence and momentum against Harvard, falling in four sets. The game, however,

was much closer than the score might indicate. The team lost the three sets by a combined nine points, losing the second and fourth sets by just two points each. In the first set, Princeton stuck with Harvard early to keep the set tied at 10, before Harvard pulled away to secure a 25–20 win. Neither


Greg Luck, George Huhmann, and Junior Oboh were named to the All-EIVA Tournament Team

Weekend review Baseball @ Columbia L 2–0 , W 10–5, and W 7–6 The baseball team accomplished one of their season goals this weekend by defeating Columbia two games to one. Having been almost entirely unsuccessful against the Lions in past seasons, the Tigers were able to snag their first series win against Columbia since 2011. Despite being shut out in Saturday’s first match, the Tigers averaged more than five runs per game in the series and used that offense to power their way to a series win on Sunday. In the rubber match, the Tigers rallied from down 4–1 in the early innings with a five run seventh inning, highlighted by sophomore David Harding’s two run double into the gap. The Lions were not done, scoring two in the bottom of the ninth to trail 7–6, but freshman Jake Boone saved the day with a crucial second out on the runner heading to third, allowing the Tigers to close out the game. The series win moves the Tigers into the third spot in the Ivy League; up next for Princeton is a busy six-game week with home series against Harvard and Yale. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Cornell W 15–10 The No. 19 Tigers punched their ticket to the Ivy League Tournament with a win on Saturday against the Big Red. The Tigers celebrated their seniors before the game, then rallied in the second half after trailing in the first with five straight goals. Freshman goalie Sam Fish — winner of last week’s Ivy League women’s lacrosse player of the week honors — made 12 saves to earn the win for the Orange and Black. The Tigers improve to 7–5 in Ivy League play and face Penn on Wednesday in a showdown for the Ivy League Title. Men’s Lacrosse @ Harvard W 15–10 In a must-win game for the Tigers to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Tigers did what they needed to do by earning a crucial win over Harvard Saturday afternoon. Princeton’s biggest hero was sophomore backup goaltender Jon Levine. Levine kept the Tigers in front with some huge fourth quarter stops, allowing the Tigers to maintain and extend their lead in the final minutes of the game. On the offensive side, sophomore attacker Michael Sowers and senior midfielder Austin Sims combined for 10 goals, providing much needed firepower throughout the game. The Tigers are now 2–3 in league play and can clinch a spot in the Ivy Tournament this upcoming weekend with a win at home against Cornell and a Dartmouth upset over Brown.

team was able to gain a significant lead in the second set. A kill from Princeton’s sophomore outside hitter Parker Dixon tied the score at 24, but Harvard took the next two points to take the set and a 2–0 lead. With their backs against the wall, Princeton made a serious attempt at a comeback, taking the third set in convincing fashion with a 25–17 win. In the fourth, Princeton fought their way to a 22–20 lead before the Crimson took five out of the final six points to win the set and the match, dashing the Tigers’ hopes and winning the first EIVA championship in Harvard history. Princeton was led by Huhmann, who notched 19 kills; Dixon added another 15. Huhmann, Luck, and Oboh were named to the EIVA AllTournament team for their efforts. Despite the disappointing result in the championship game, this Princeton team has much to be proud about — they salvaged a successful season after a disastrous start. Returning Huhmann, their budding superstar, along with several other talented underclassmen, the team can look forward to a bright future as well.

Performances of the week

Freshman Annabelle Chang (Women’s Golf) The women’s golf team clinched the Ivy League Tournament Title this weekend after storming back with a late Sunday charge. Of the individual players competing for the Tigers, freshman Annabelle Chang led the way finishing all alone in second place overall. Chang finished with a third round 73 to finish +8 for the Tournament and gave the Tigers an opportunity to take the crown by winning the first playoff hole.

Women’s Rugby vs. Columbia W 2–2; combined score 109–69 Teaming up with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the men’s and women’s rugby team hosted the annual Rickerson Cup, raising over $400,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research. The women took on Columbia in a four game rugby sevens series. Each team won two matches, but the Princeton women took home the trophy winning by score differential. The key game for the Tigers was the third match where they overpowered the Lions 50–0; all of the other games were low scoring defensive battles. Every Tiger on the roster competed during the tournament, with some key contributions coming from freshman Coco Wallace, and freshman Sydney Hsu. Up next for the Tigers is a trip to Annapolis to take on the Naval Academy where they will hope to qualify for nationals with a win. Men’s Rugby vs. Seton Hall W 51–14 At the Rickerson Cup, the men’s team defeated Seton Hall 51–14. In a high scoring contest between two talented teams, the Tigers emerged victorious, giving the seniors their fourth straight State Championship in as many attempts. Key contributors were junior Aaron Bargotta, who scored a try and multiple conversions, junior Freddy Hertan, who scored two tries, and junior Christian Kazanowski, who won man of the match honors with his superb defensive play. The Tigers will conclude their spring season with a match against Villanova this Saturday.

Tweet of the Day “Congratulations to David Hale ‘11 on being called up to the New York Yankees today!” Princeton Baseball (@ PUTigerBaseball), Baseball

Sophomore goalkeeper Jon Levine (Men’s Lacrosse) Levine played for only 1:28 in the men’s win over Harvard, but came up huge in that time with two saves on two incredible Harvard shots. At the time trailing only by a single goal, the Crimson could have taken the lead had it not been for the heroics of Levine. Levine’s performance reminds us that how no matter who starts for the team, everyone has a non-zero chance of play time and ought to be as prepared as Levine was for their time to shine.

Stat of the Day

4 Number of times in the past five years women’s tennis have won the Ivy League title.

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April 23, 2018  
April 23, 2018