STREET: The evolution of eXpressions

Eric Shi :: Staff Photographer © 2013 The Daily Princetonian Publishing Co.

Eric Shi :: Staff Photographer © 2013 The Daily Princetonian Publishing Co.

Senior Writer

eXpressions’ upcoming spring show, “Evolve,” seems appropriately named considering the group’s evolution since its founding in 1979. eXpressions was Princeton’s first student-run dance company and tended to favor jazz back in the 1980s. Few realize that eXpressions is only a de facto all-female company. There is no clause in the company’s charter that states it will refuse male auditionees, and understandably so, considering the group was originally co-ed. However in recent years, the company has earned a campus reputation as the all-female lyrical dance company filled with girls looking to continue their competition days. Publicity chair Silvia Lundgren ’15, confessed to initially having a negative image of the company as one of the less serious dance groups.

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STREET: Day in the life of a senior thesis

By TJ Smith
Staff Writer

8:00 a.m. — Progress: 0 words
OK, yesterday may have been a struggle, but I have a feeling that today is going to be the day that you finally get on top of me. You set the alarm and actually managed to get up early, and from the look on your face, I feel like you had an epiphany last night on the Street. You just need to sit down and focus, and we’ll get through chapter 4 in no time. Oh, good idea. Go ahead and check your email to make sure your adviser hasn’t sent anything, and then we can really get to work.

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STREET: Ask the Sexpert

Dear Sexpert,

My partner and I have grown bored with our make-out sessions over the last six months, but vaginal sex is not an option and neither of us is comfortable with anal sex. We know that we should use protection during oral sex, and we just don’t want to have to worry too much about it. I would really appreciate some options that enable us to have the most fun without having to worry too much about STIs.


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STREET: Your mid-semester resolutions

Staff Writer

With the end of the school year right on the horizon (just beyond Lawnparties, Houseparties and final exams, if you have a hard time seeing it), you might think it’s too late to change. The extensive list of resolutions you made on that night-you-don’t-remember-so-well in January has been collecting dust in the recesses of your mind for quite some time now. Although there are four weeks left of the spring semester, just remember: there are still four weeks left of the spring semester. Now can be the time to begin bringing up your GPA by a few decimal points, meeting new people and hitting the gym at least three times a week. Some fellow Princetonians below demonstrate that there’s still time to reflect — and improve.

  1. What went well in the past six weeks?

  2. What didn’t go so well in the past six weeks?

  3. What are you hoping to improve on in the next six weeks?

  4. What are you looking forward to most in the next six weeks?

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STREET: Cover Story: Prospect 11 Playlist

Staff Writers

Thank. God. It’s. (Charter.) Friday.

Unfortunately, East Coast weather prevents us from streaking in the park and skinny dipping in the dark, but hey, at least Charter’s always there. After the long trek down the Street, we arrived at the sparsely occupied dance floor bathed in diva dance jams and a somewhat weak strobe light. The songs were full of strong female vocals and evoked mental images of tight leather jeans and a red Mustang. As Madonna told us of girls gone wild and Britney promised us emotional servitude and then some (“I’m a slaaave 4 U/I won’t deny it/I’m not trying to hide it”), we were transported back to a simpler time, when your biggest relationship problem was whether or not your crush would be able to interpret your snarky comments as love. When asked about his musical style, the DJ replied smartly, “Stay and you’ll find out.” Alas, duty called, and the chorus of Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me” marched us back out to the Street.

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STREET: What’s hot on campus?

Senior Thesis Production: “Weehawken”

Come check out a new opera depicting the infamous duel in Weehawken, N.J., between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. This production illustrates the charged historical background of the exchange from the slanderous politics of the 1804 election to Hamilton’s scandalous affair with Maria Reynolds. Using letters, speeches and songs of the time, this piece paints an authentic portrait of the exciting turn of the 19th century. With the music and libretto by Flannery Cunningham ’13, stage direction by David Kellett, music direction by Kamna Gupta ’14, rehearsal piano by Paul Noh, costumes by Carina De La Paz ’13, wigs by Marie Miller and set construction by Joshua Haecker ’13, a fun time is promised for all!

Forbes Blackbox Theater
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

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NEWS: Financial Times editor Tett speaks on future of anthropology

Staff Writer

Gillian Tett, assistant editor and columnist at the Financial Times, spoke about the inspirational career of French anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu and about a modern-day lack of respect for anthropology as a field in a talk titled “Joining Up the Dots: Why An Anthropologist Helps to Make Sense of the World” on Wednesday afternoon.

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NEWS: U. study finds new methods to increase antibiotic effectiveness

Staff Writer

A study published in Nature Biotechnology this January led by chemical and biological engineering professor Mark Brynildsen has developed new methods to increase the effectiveness of antibiotics in killing harmful bacteria. The findings of this study help address ongoing concerns that bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics, a problem Brynildsen called a “public health crisis.”

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