In the Nation’s Service: A New Generation of Veterans on Campus

Produced by Erica Dugué, Kayla Memis, and Alice Maiden

This January, five U.S. veterans mark the end of their first-year fall semester, making the Class of 2021 the first class with multiple U.S. veterans in the 21st century. In Fall 2018, the University will re-initialize their transfer program, accepting students who have previously been enrolled in higher education including, hopefully, veterans. Princeton has long been behind the other Ivies in welcoming veterans, but has been trying to diversify the student body by bringing in students from different backgrounds of education and service. 1080princeton profiled Christopher Wilson, Tyler Eddy (Teddy), and Brendan O’Hara, three first-years who previously served in the U.S. military.

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7 x 9: SPEAR Performance Protest

Produced by Alice Maiden

On Thursday, October 12th and Friday, October 13th, Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) held its annual performance protest in which students occupied a 7′ x 9′ space for 23 hours, representing the 23 hours a day that many incarcerated people are held in 7 x 9 cells. 46 students and faculty participated.

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Breaking Bicker: St. Archibald’s League

By Peter HyungJun Yoon

On the evening of Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Campus Club became an unusual hotspot for students heading down Prospect Avenue. A group of students protesting bicker, a huge white poster insisting “Bicker St. Archibald’s League!” and a bouncer all were novel additions to the usually empty club at night.

Club Revolución and St. Archibald’s League are student groups formed as a response to the traditional and selective admissions process— known as “bicker” — that certain eating clubs undergo every February. The students hope to end the bicker process, arguing that it is an “elitist and separationist practice.”
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The Menstruation Celebration

By Kate O’Brien


Princeton Students for Reproductive Justice and Princeton Students for Gender Equality co-hosted a Menstruation Celebration on Friday, November 18th.  The event aimed to teach people of all genders and sexes about menstruation and break the stigma around it by having fun games, lots of food, period trivia, music, and discussion.  1080princeton enjoyed the fun and captured some of the highlights. 

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Drag Ball 2016: Skirts, Leather Jackets, and Eyeliner

By Peter HyungJun Yoon

Terrace Club hosted its yearly Drag Ball last Friday night. Contestants strut and swagger down the runway to songs of their choice, with three judges doling out scores between 1 and 10. 1080princeton has continued its annual tradition of spotlighting the gender-bending ball’s contestant: the skirts, leather jackets, eyeliner, and beyond.

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Uncovering Ink: Tattoos of Princeton

By Allegra Dobson

Princeton is often considered a very preppy place.  But it’s also diverse on many different levels, including how students express themselves.  Tattoos are one form of expression that have become ever more common in the past decade, shifting from being considered counter-culture to normal.  This photo essay shows a selection of different tattoos from a wide variety of people on campus, from undergraduates to professors– revealing what may normally be covered. 

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