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A moment of joy with Bobo
Make sure to read the whole newsletter to find this week's trivia question.  You won't be disappointed, some pretty awesome prizes will be awarded each week!
Knitflix Weekly Knitting Circle
Mondays - 8pm EDT
Come learn to knit with First College's very own KNITFLIX (knitting + Netflix!) Absolutely NO experience necessary. We have an instructor who is happy to teach beginners, and we provide the supplies. Already a knitter? Bring your project! Any questions, contact Nicole at Hope to see you there!
Trivia Night
Wednesdays - 7:30-8:45pm EDT
Join your fellow Firsties for the first weekly trivia event of the year! Test your Princeton knowledge and meet other students in First College.
Coffee In Common
Fridays 4-5pm EDT
7-10pm EDT

FIRSTIES, this is a great way to meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and meet the college staff! low key, casual, no pressure...grab a cup of coffee and stop in anytime to say HI - leave whenever you need to! Join Zoom Meeting at any time between 4-5pm ET.
Meeting ID: 977 4909 5712
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Julian Street Library Study Hall
Sunday - Thursday
7-10pm EDT

Virtual Study Halls are a way to build accountability and a sense of community into your study routines. Join the zoom meeting to study alongside other students in the familiar atmosphere of Julian Street Library. As there is student interest, breakout rooms can also be utilized for group study sessions during the study hall. To join, please register with your email at here.
College Office Virtual Hours
Monday - 10am-1pm EDT
Tuesday - 1-4pm EDT
Wednesday - 11am-2pm & 7-9pm EDT
Thursday - 11am-2pm EDT
Friday - 11am-2pm EDT

There are many ways to reach the college office while studying virtually - call, email, chat, or visit with us during our virtual office hours. Once in the Virtual Office click on the day/time and join via GOOGLE MEET. We look forward to seeing you!
Minecraft with Fellow Firsties
First College now has its very own 24/7 MINECRAFT server! Come explore a new world with your friends and classmates! To connect to the server, just type the following server address into the "Direct Connect" box in the multiplayer section: If you have any questions please email RGS Sean (

View all upcoming First College Events via the Virtual Office
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Sonia Sotomayor '76
In conversation about her life with Sonia Manzano!

Alexander Moravcsik '23
This week’s playlist is from Alexander De Gogorza Moravcsik ’23—be sure to follow his recommendations for timing and dance break!  For those partial to modern jazz, bluegrass, and electronica, check out his list from the Princeton University Concerts Collaborative Listening Project:

Jicama with Fresh Peppers and Field Greens
(this recipe will make 4 large salads)

For the last few years Campus Dining has been on a quest to develop menus that are more globally inclusive.  This has been a great learning experience and a good bit of fun for all of the staff. This experiment has put numerous new ingredients into our inventory and one of my favorites is jicama. This tuberous root originated in Mexico but it works beautifully with all types of cuisines and food prep applications. Once its thin papery skin is peeled away you are left with the inside of the root, creamy white in color and very crisp. Its flavor is mild, slightly sweet and starchy, which allows it to take on whatever flavor profile it may be paired with.
The jicama recipe being shared today will be on our salad bar next Tuesday. 

½ lb. fresh field greens or whatever lettuce preferred
¾ lb. jicama root - peeled and julienned
¼ lb. carrot - peeled and julienned
¾ lb. red bell bell - cored, seeded and julienned
¼ lb. sunflower seeds
Salt & Pepper to taste
4 oz. olive oil
Juice from 1 lime

Toss all ingredients together and serve

RCLT Residential College Leadership Team
Led by students and comprised of student & staff reps from each of the residential colleges, as well as, peer leaders & advisers from resource offices around campus, the RCLT is a unified body to aid in: coordinating & enhancing programming, unifying core messaging, & preparing for & responding to community specific needs in a relevant, timely, and collaborative manner. Looking for a way to contribute to enhancing the college experience? Become a RCLT rep!
Joe Shipley '22
My name is Joe Shipley, and I'm a junior from Brooklyn, concentrating in the History Department. This summer, I worked as a Vote100 Fellow trying to get more Princetonians to engage in the civic sphere through voting and advocacy. In 2014, only 10.5% of eligible students at Princeton voted – the Vote100 team spent the summer doing our best to get that number up to 100% for 2020. We reached out to every student group, res college, athletic team, and eating club to get their members to register to vote; we also reached out to every single undergraduate by phone, text or email. (Sorry if I contacted you out of the blue! It was for a good cause, I promise!) Princeton is such an amazing community – I've never met a person here whose voice doesn't deserve to be heard. If you want to register to vote (and be reminded about election updates and deadlines) go to See you at the polls!
Ella Gantman '23
As a Vote100 fellow this summer and a varsity women’s soccer player, I spearheaded athletic engagement leading Vote100’s efforts to mobilize almost 1,000 student-athletes and get them registered to vote. My work included contacting Jess Deutsch, the director of Student Athlete Services and ensuring that an email from the Athletic Director’s office was sent to every varsity head coach to make them aware of Vote100’s mission. I also attended a Coach- lunch and learn where I spoke directly with coaches about the importance of student led civic engagement. Lastly, I connected Vote100 with The Poll Hero Project, another Princeton-student led civic engagement initiative that I helped co-found this summer.

Who are the EcoReps?
The Ecology Representatives (EcoReps) focus on integrating the university’s sustainability goals into campus life. There are several groups within EcoReps with different areas of focus. These include teams who focus on Dorms, Events, Athletics, Move In/Move Out, and Social Media. The EcoReps are hosted by the Office of Sustainability.

Watch the EcoReps’ new video to learn more about sustainability:
“The S Word: How to talk about sustainability”

Follow the EcoReps on Facebook

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This week's trivia question...
What animal is inside the First College shield?

Go to the virtual office and follow the link to submit your entry. The winner will be randomly drawn from the list of correct submissions and will receive a Princeton University long sleeve T-shirt of your choice from the U-Store! Submit your answer by Thursday 9/24 @5pm EDT. The winner will be announced on Friday before Coffee in Common.

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