Publisher’s Letter: An Uncertain Future

As the academic year draws to a close, I would like to take the opportunity to wish a fond farewell to Princeton’s seniors. Having had the chance to get to know many members of the Class of 2011, I can say for certain that their presence will be missed come September. At the same time,…

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Point-Counterpoint: Ending The Student Agencies Monopoly

Pro: The Student Agencies Monopoly Stifles Competition By Andrew Blumenfeld ’13 For all the terrific services offered by the University, students have continuously sought to fill still-unmet needs on campus—and to derive a profit while doing so. For about 100 years, this has meant the presence of the Princeton Student Agencies– University-recognized businesses that are…

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Why We Don’t Serve Tea at our Parties

By Andrew Stella ’13 Earl Sinensis sat in his bed, reading the spiritless textbook assigned for his AP U.S. Government class. He hadn’t realized he had drifted off to sleep when suddenly he awoke with a start. Light was bursting out of the space between his closet doors, and it spread as they were opened…

Dealing with the New Borough Policy: A Student Perspective

By George Maliha ’13 The Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently announced that all calls received from the Street—including those related to alcohol—would be reported to the Princeton Borough Police, which would presumably be expected to respond as well. While the eating clubs, as private property distinctly separate from the University, properly fall under the…

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The Ethics of Egg Donation

By Audrey Pollnow ’13 “Egg Donation – $6,000+ – Thinking about Egg Donation?” Ads like this are prevalent, especially on college campuses. In fact, at a college campus with Princetonian SAT scores, eggs usually go for much more than that. (A recent study by the Hastings Center found that each increase of 100 SAT points…

Party Politics

Relief from Party Politics

By Colleen McCullough ’12 Party politics in America is an ad hoc amalgamation of principles. It is a historic coincidence that the party of fiscal restraint is also the party of social conservatism while the party of social welfare is also the party of social libertarianism. Politicians on each side of the aisle support their…

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Cornel West’s Midterm Report on President Obama

By Aaron Smargon ’11 Shortly after the midpoint of President Obama’s 2009-2013 term, the Tory sat down with 1943 Princeton University Professor Cornel West to continue a conversation on the impact of Obama’s presidency on American race and politics. Professor West is a scholar, lecturer, civil rights activist, and critically-acclaimed author. Two years ago, you…

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Letter to the Editor and Official Tory Response: Task Force Syndrome

Letter to the Editor To the editor: I’m writing concerning an article in the April  issue of The Princeton Tory, namely, “The Task Force Syndrome: Steering the Committee on Undergraduate Women’s Leadership,” by Chris Goodnow ’14, with which I’d like to address some issues. The argument that we cannot determine “whether women undergraduates are realizing…

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Last Word: The Princeton Chapel and Universalist Aspirations

By William Herlands ’12 The Princeton University chapel is central to the two great ceremonies in a Princetonian’s life cycle: Pre-rade and commencement. While the chapel was built in 14th century gothic style, students are often deflated to realize that the building was not constructed in the 1300’s, but rather was commissioned in the early…