Audio: Staying awake; the ‘prox hop’

From Feb. 3 through Feb. 11, The Weekly Blog is posting audio from Back Story, a radio show produced by undergraduates in Dan Grech ’99’s fall journalism course, “The New Audio Age of Journalism.” Complete episodes of Back Story will air Feb. 7 and 14 at noon on WPRB.

i-26ceb5b6d6294bebc5b0adb8cad2a1b3-awake.jpgPrinceton is notorious for its workload. For students who study into the wee hours night after night, the trick is staying awake. Gabriel Chen ’12 presents this piece on how Princeton students get through the day, and the night.

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i-f41d254e4c535c8fe4dba4fa10306e4a-prox.jpgFor Princeton students, the “prox” is the center of their lives. It’s just a wallet-size rectangular piece of plastic, but it acts as their I.D., their charge card, and their way of getting in and out of buildings. It’s even given rise to a campus phenomenon called the “prox hop,” according to this piece produced by Sandra Fong ’12.

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One thought on “Audio: Staying awake; the ‘prox hop’

  1. Jeff

    The Prox Hop audio segment is well done, though I believe it leaves out some important information: the origin of the
    term. As far as I know, the term comes from the 2004 Triangle Club show “Orange and Black to the Future,” which included a song called “Prox Hop.” Since then, the song has appeared in several of Triangle’s Frosh Week shows.

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