Overheard in Lecture

Professor on Middlemarch: On Instagram stories someone asked if you’d rather date someone more liberal or more conservative than you, and I always thought there was something hot and naughty about someone more conservative.

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Overheard in Palmer Square

Birthday boy: I thought my brother sent me a stripper, but he just sent me Vitamin C.

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Overheard in philosophy breakout room

Intellectual, opening Google: Why think when you could just search?

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Overheard in Whitman Courtyard

Young child visiting with family: This is so much cooler than Yale!

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Overheard in the Dining Hall

Graduating Senior: Birds aren't real and neither is Eisgruber.

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Overheard while Book Shopping

German Major, to another German Major: Are you a big Thirty Years War guy?

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Overheard on Video Call

Bubble Tea Addict: Boba is the sun of my solar system, and it's not because I'm Asian.

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Overheard in a Group Text

Junior Editor: The Venn diagram of Nass people and people who like writing vignettes is a circle

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Overheard in a Meeting

Cocky Frosh: Smartfood® White Cheddar Popcorn is the best snack, and I will die on this hill.

Assured Sophomore, with authority: *pauses* No

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Overheard on Video Call

College Mentor: When you say it like that it sounds like I crushed your soul for writing.

Ungrateful Mentee: Well, it wasn't just you.

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Overheard in a group project

Froshie: My mom is a Powerpoint pro so she can help make it look nice.

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Overheard during Poetry class

Girl who's just over it: Are we really debating stump philosophy?

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Overheard on iMessage

Literary Gal: You know when people say “obviously thinking of Joyce” that they need to stfu.

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Overheard in Lecture

Tenure Track Professor: This isn't true, but I love to lie.

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Overheard in Class

Creative Writing Prof: Every story could always use a crazy cousin.

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Overheard on the Phone

Younger Sister on Princeton Students' Social Lives: Do you say, 'Hey wanna go get boba tea for the 50th time today?' and they say, 'Poverty doesn't exist, so yea'?

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Overheard on the Phone

Concerned older sister: Tik-Tok is NOT A THERAPIST!

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Overheard in Zoom Dms

Nass Junior Editor: Hi slut

Nass Business Team Member: Stop calling me slut after watching glee

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Overheard in First Courtyard

Ratatouille Purist: No, Don't Sexualize The Rat!

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Overheard at kitchen table

Determinist: I need to disseminate my propaganda!

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Overheard in COM Seminar

Visiting Poet: I write in my fourth language, English.

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Overheard in AAS Seminar

Visiting Prof: Columbus was not necessarily that bright.

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Overheard in Lecture

Sci-Fi Professor on Using Screen Share: I've flown too close to the sun. I tried to incorporate technology and now we're burning.

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Overheard in Spelman

Roommate 1: Ok, so who's hotter, Putin or Trudeau?

Roommate 2: …

Roommate 3: Why is there a pause??

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Overheard in Creative Writing Class

National Book Award Finalist: Why should I write when I could be watching soccer?

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