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Make sure to read the whole newsletter to find this week's trivia question. 

Put on your detective hat, it is disguised as a live link somewhere in the newsletter on what normally is not a link!  Follow the link and it will bring you to the question and info about this week's awesome prize. Be sure to submit your answer by Thursday, Oct. 1 @5pmEDT.
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 to test your Princeton knowledge and meet other students in First College.
Coffee In Common
Fridays 4-5pm 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
For additional mobile options click here
Demystifying Grad School:
Informal Chat with Princeton Grad Students

Friday, Oct. 2
6:30-7:30pm EDT

Meeting ID: 937 317 9742 
Have you given grad school some thought or are thinking about applying this fall? Are you confused by the process or what life in grad school is like? No matter what year you’re in or where you are in your thought process, come by to hear from Princeton graduate students. We'll have an interactive discussion to demystify grad school and answer any questions you may have. The first part of the event will be a moderated discussion and then we'll open up for Q&A. Email with any questions.
Butler/First Virtual 5K
Friday, Oct. 2 - Sunday, Oct. 4

Although our annual 5K cannot be held on campus this year, no worries, the tradition will not be broken and the event will be held virtually! Don't feel like running? You can walk! To participate in the virtual 5K, all participants will run or walk a 5K on a course of their choosing. Then, they will upload their data to the results page. All results must be verifiable by GPS data (using either a running watch or a phone app, such as Strava) in order to be eligible for prizes.
Price: $10.00 Race Fee + $1.88 Signup Fee
Registration ends October 4, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT
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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Take a moment to delve into the life and times of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Starting in present day and working back through history, each episode in this 6-part series highlights a decade of RBG's life. Hear from RBG herself in a new interview, and some of the people who know her best, including her granddaughter Clara Spera, law school classmate Professor Arthur Miller, and equal pay activist and Supreme Court plaintiff Lilly Ledbetter. CNN's Poppy Harlow and Jeffrey Toobin host this original series, going behind the scenes of the CNN Film RBG.

Listen to both (Pumpkin Spiced Latte & FCFP) and vote for your favorite HERE!

One of campus dining’s missions is to serve and develop more plant forward menus.  One of my favorite parts about being a chef is the ability to research, experiment and develop new recipes and techniques to make plant forward more pronounced in our operations.  Once my team and I have experimented with a recipe and built the proper flavor profile, we love to integrate them into our menu cycle.  This week and next you will see photos and recipes that demonstrate one of our more popular and successful testaments when we implemented the Charred Vegetable Charcuterie station last year. You can easily create the same recipes off campus.
Chef Dan Maher, CEC, CCA
Butternut Squash
0.5 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Pinch salt and pepper
Squash may be cut into cubes of just cut in half. Combine seasoning and oil and brush it on the butternut squash.  Place on baking tray and roast at 400 degrees.  Split squash will cook for 20-25 minutes.   Cut squash will be approximately 10 minutes.
Brussel Sprouts
1 pound Brussel sprouts
1 cup avocado or canola oil
.5 cup balsamic vinegar
Pinch Salt and pepper
Combine oil, vinegar, Salt and pepper and toss with spouts.
Place on baking tray and roast at 425 degrees for about 12 minutes
USG Undergraduate Student Government
The USG is made up of undergrads who work to support the undergraduate experience by collaborating with students, administrators, faculty, and other campus life stakeholders to address student concerns. They strive to craft successful policy while maintaining transparency and communication with the student body and make Princeton a place where every student can make the most of their undergraduate experience. Currently led by president Chitra Parikh '21!
Zack Shevin '22
I joined Vote100 out of a hope that I could show some campus community members apathetic towards politics and fed up with partisanship the importance of voting in local and state races to elect people who will shape what their communities strive toward. When reaching out to students this summer, I was proud to see so many willing to not only check their registrations in preparation for November but also sign up for Turbovote — an online tool which sends students notifications about upcoming local elections, ballot request deadlines, logistical changes due to COVID-19, and more — with the students I spoke to wanting to make sure they remember to vote beyond November. If you're not registered to vote already but are eligible, you can use Turbovote as well to get started. If you're already registered, please vote this November (and in any other upcoming election you're eligible for)! 
Dylan Shapiro '23
Vote100 has been really focused on trying to help everyone overcome the confusion around voting that's been amplified by this pandemic. Even before COVID, the voting process, even if it's easy once you go and do it, wasn't particularly transparent, especially for college students. That's why we've been trying to be so proactive this time around, so that people are registering, voting, and requesting absentee ballots as soon as possible, especially in states that haven't been as accommodating. I think that being from Georgia, where our Secretary of State is in court trying to make sure ballots that are sent on time but arrive late aren't counted, has been something that's spurred me to stay involved with this work, as I'd hate for someone's first time voting to end with their ballot being rejected because it showed up a day late or something of that nature.

Why do you vote? What sustainable policies do you want to see implemented? Which environmental issues do you care the most about? Fill out this brief form to share your reasons for voting!

If you are not eligible to vote in the United States or in your home country, feel free to share reasons for why others should vote!
The Office of Sustainability will select responses to share on our Instagram Facebook and our Tigers Go Green Blog (launching on October 1)! If you choose to submit a written response (as opposed to a video), you will be asked to submit a picture of yourself in case we decide to post your response.
This initiative is in support of Vote100. Please take 2 minutes to make sure you are registered to vote:

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