“Zach Feig ’18 is organizing a staged reading of monologues, submitted anonymously by students at Princeton, about their struggles with eating, eating disorders, nutrition, weight loss, weight gain, and dieting. The project’s goal is to generate conversation and community around maintaining a healthy relationship with food. The Nassau Weekly has worked with Zach to showcase a small collection of these monologues, printed here, with a similar aspiration.”
“Service workers are fundamentally underpaid in light of the rising cost of living in New Jersey. The wages that they receive, while on an hourly rate higher than most other service workers, do not reflect the fact that they live in the fifth most expensive state in the country… Change is possible, but only through collective action. We hope that the student body will turn out on May 9th to demonstrate to the University that the community stands in solidarity with workers.”
“At Princeton, sometimes it feels as though carbs are ubiquitous. Sometimes it’s difficult to bring to mind the last time we ingested a fruit or vegetable that wasn’t in the form of ice cream or dried into a chip. This is exactly what made the introduction of açaí bowls to campus so exhilarating.”
“because of its distance from the more populous undergraduate portion of the University, many students today are unaware of the carillon’s existence. ‘I’m the loudest voice you’ve never heard,’ Lisa laments.”
Princeton’s degree of social exclusivity is abnormal. Whether compared to colleges whose social lives are dominated by bar culture, or colleges with extensive Greek life, Princeton stands out in the extent of its social hierarchy and in the lack of truly inclusive late-night social spaces.
The stories of people of color are consistently excluded from environmentalist narratives because they require consideration of our environment not in isolation, but as an intersectional struggle with racial and economic justice.