Vol. LXIV, No. 22
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
(Photo by Denise Applewhite, Princeton University Office of Communications)
NEW ALUMNI: Members of the Class of 2010 share a laugh during Class Day ceremonies held on Monday. Student speakers, as well as ABC News anchor and reporter Charles Gibson, were featured during the celebration of the newest group of alumni.
Princeton Universitys 263rd Commencement Exercises concluded on Tuesday with the awarding of degrees to 1,166 members of the Class of 2010, and 804 graduate students.
Borough police officer Nicholas Sutter is now officially the second in command of the force. He will be sworn in as captain on Tuesday after Town Topics press time. Mr. Sutter was promoted from his previous position of lieutenant after much discussion within the department and by the governing body as to the structuring of the Boroughs police force.
Dont just read the headlines, School Superintendent Judy Wilson counseled listeners at last weeks Board of Education meeting as she talked about proposed state legislation that will affect public education. Contact your lawmakers.
A young woman posing as a fatality, lots of fake blood, sobbing friends, a student playing a tipsy driver, and an actual hearse all lent verisimilitude to a car crash staged last week to impress Princeton High School (PHS) juniors, seniors, and other area students with the dangers of driving and drinking.
The Princeton Community Identification Card is the latest project of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF), a Princeton-based non-profit organization that aims to protect and defend the civil rights of Latinos in the region through advocacy, legal assistance, and education.
Despite the heartbreak involved with closing their much-beloved clothing store Merricks at 6 Moore Street, mother and daughter Barbara Racich and Anne Merrick Mavis are determined to persevere, calling the circumstances an opportunity to move on and engage in reinvention.
For Jack Leonard, a pivotal stretch of his career on the Princeton University mens lightweight crew team took place indoors rather than on the water.
As the Princeton University womens open crew got ready last Sunday for the championship round of the NCAA regatta, Lori Dauphiny made no effort to hide her emotions.
Although Fraser Graham carded a bogey on his first hole at the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions (TOC) last week, he wasnt overly concerned.
Breathless was the sort of film where anything goes; that was what it was all about . Although I felt ashamed of it at one time now I see where it belongs along with Alice in Wonderland. I thought it was Scarface..
Jean Luc Godard, December 1962
I thought the crazier you behaved, the better artist you would be. And there was a time when I had a lot of energy to display how crazy that was.
Dennis Hopper, May 2002
Not for the kids! cautions New York Times reviewer Bosley Crowther, referring to Jean Luc Godards Breathless, one of the first blasts of the sixties fired across the bow of the sinking ship of the fifties only weeks after John F. Kennedy took office and announced the New Frontier. Released a year earlier in France as À bout de souffle, Breathless is being shown at New Yorks Film Forum through June 10 in honor of the pictures 50th anniversary.
Experienced any horror stories at Newark Airport lately? Still able to conjure up any of those romanticized anticipations that accompanied airline trips in years gone by, before the terrorism alerts, the endless security lines, the disappearance of all amenities, and the pervasive worries about environmental consequences? The glamour of air travel in the past century has vanished, but Take Flight, an American premiere musical currently at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre, recreates on stage much of the excitement of the early days of flight, and many of the tribulations too.
Music from film and television is often dismissed as trivial or fluff, when in fact notable composers in the early 20th century considered writing film scores a very viable way of making a living. Such composers as Aaron Copland and Sergei Prokofiev wrote for film, and many other major works of music by significant composers have been used in movie soundtracks. The Westminster Community Orchestra brought a bit of fun trivia and a great deal of this film music to the stage on Saturday night. Conductor Ruth Ochs took the audience at Richardson Auditorium on a trip through the unusual and little explored world of music from the movies, as concertgoers learned a new thing or two about pieces they thought they had known for years.
Princeton Soup & Sandwich Company at 30 Palmer Square East has recently opened, replacing the Original Soup Man, after a month-long hiatus. The lively new eatery has customers lining up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and its easy to see why.
Theyre just about everywhere today; theyre meant to make your life easier, and they have basically revolutionized access to information, communication, and interaction.
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