Letter From the Editors: WE’RE BACK! A Re-Launch of The Stripes

Dear Readers,

Here we are: yet another year of The Stripes. We know that it has been a while, but worry not! We are back and better than ever. The Stripes is under new management, so we would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce ourselves. We are Lauren Richardson and Cierra Robson, the new Editors-in-Chief of The Stripes. We would like to thank last year’s editors, Aisha Oxley and Emily Tu, for their dedicated work and commitment to the Stripes. We are more than honored to be expanding on the work that they have done over the past few year.

We are very excited to announce some new projects as well as some changes to old ones. Our goal is to make The Stripes a place where everyone on campus can engage in conversations surrounding identity and minority politics. We hope to spark engagement with a variety of opinions related the most relevant issues on campus and beyond. To this end, here are some of the things you can look forward to in Spring 2017:

A major revival of the blog, including more multimedia and creative content

  • The Stripes is looking to bring in fresh and exciting online content. We are launching a number of new initiative this year including: a Politics Page, even more classic Stripes perspective pieces, and our new photo and video project called the Humans of Princeton Page.

The continuation (and expansion) of the Stripes’ presence in print  

  • The Stripes is excited to tackle tense campus conversations, nuanced national issues, complex international topics through a new medium. This year we are looking to incorporating more frequent publications of The Stripes print edition! Stay tuned.

More opportunity for engagement and discussion of issues:

  • Do you have a strong opinion on one of the pieces we publish?  Start a conversation with someone through our discussion forums. This year we are working very hard to revamp the interactive nature of the blog.

There are just a few of the many new ideas and goals that we have for the blog. Most of all, we would love to hear from you. We want to know what you want to read and talk about. If you have content ideas, would like to write for us, or have questions, concerns or comments, please shoot us an email at tstripes@princeton.edu.

Look out for changes in the website over the next few weeks, and our very first Politics Print Page in February 2017!


Your new Editors In Chief,

Lauren Richardson and Cierra Robson