All Posts tagged 'Archive: Feb 2014'

February 27, 2014

Start-ups: FireStop

For a half century, Smokey the Bear has told Americans that “only YOU can prevent forest fires,” but an implicit question remains — how would you prevent fires? For computer science concentrator Charlie Jacobson ’16, the answer seemed simple — take firefighting to the 21st century with a mobile app. Last … Read More

February 27, 2014

Start-ups: WICK

After an evening of dancing under the Class of 1983 tent during Reunions last June, Liz Lian ’15 realized that the 90-degree weather had caused her to sweat through her dress. Frustrated, she went to visit her friend Sanibel Chai, a Princeton resident and junior at the University of Pennsylvania. Read More

February 27, 2014

Start-ups: Chesscademy

Chesscademy Chesscademy, a free website designed to teach users how to play chess, has garnered praise in the media and now sees between 10,000 and 15,000 unique visitors a month. But what many people do not realize is that Chesscademy launched a mere six months ago — and that its … Read More

February 27, 2014

Psychological breakdown of winter footwear

The unprecedented length and sheer intensity of this winter have given rise to a wide variety of footwear selections — some perhaps more practical than others. In response to the weekly blizzards and ice storms, many on campus have designated a single pair of shoes for the brutal weather. Find out below what … Read More

February 27, 2014

In Defense of: Crunchy Snacks in Firestone

Some compare it to the constant screech of nails on a chalkboard. Others liken it to the thunderous cacophony of a construction worker’s drill. More still equate it to the exploding bombs of nuclear warfare. However, few realize that scientific studies have indeed proven the existence of concrete societal benefits … Read More

February 27, 2014

Individual standouts in ‘Rent’

Director Adin Walker’s ’16 troupe of performers is only the latest of many tenants to spend time in “Rent,” the 1996 musical and worldwide sensation that tells the story of a ragtag bunch of artists living la vie bohème in New York’s East Village. The title refers to the financial … Read More

February 27, 2014

Jazz Summit showcases student compositions

The musical genre of jazz embodies so many of the things that constitute a college environment. Jazz music draws from a deep tradition, while at the same time prompting innovation by recontextualizing certain intellectual and theoretical structures. At its core, jazz is social — relying on group dynamics and teamwork. It demands … Read More

February 27, 2014

What’s hot on campus?

Dance: SYMPOH presents The Fifteenth Annual BBAs If you’re looking for a great show this weekend, your decision has never been so SYMPOH.  Marking the 15th anniversary of the group, SYMPOH’s annual show promises to be the perfect way to get your fix of mind-blowing breakdancing and psych yourself up for … Read More

February 26, 2014

Top Ten Alternatives to Facebook Poking

1. Winked at 2. Brushed shoulders with 3. Gave a firm handshake to 4. Made timid eye contact with 5. Made polite conversation with 6. Massaged 7. Hired an a cappella group to sing to 8. Made diary entry about 9. Pantsed 10. Threw a squirrel at … Read More

February 26, 2014

Ask the sexpert

Dear Sexpert, A few days ago, one of my friends told me she was diagnosed with chlamydia. Like her, I have hooked up with different partners on lots of weekends. I’m worried because she didn’t notice any symptoms, but when one of her partners told her he had chlamydia, she … Read More

February 26, 2014

‘The Language Archive’ finds all the right words

George is a linguist, fluent in nine languages, whose goal in life is to record as many dying languages as he can before their last speakers pass away. Mary is a housewife who gave up her passion for baking in order to marry George. Predictably, their marriage is an unhappy … Read More

February 26, 2014

Headliners and Headshakers

1. Career Services pursues a technology strategy inspired by eHarmony; Susan Patton expresses approval 2. Students in HUM sequence drop citing difficulty of the course load; deserters flock to engineering 3. Printers, Blackboard experience temporary outages; student requests for multi-day extensions proliferate 4. Princeton sophomore wins Jeopardy!, still receives B+ … Read More