On The Illogicality Of Princeton’s Coronavirus Restrictions

Matthew Wilson
The Princeton Tory

Excerpt: The 2,887 Princeton students who returned to campus this semester have faced a harsh new reality as they attempt to navigate the University’s pandemic-related restrictions and many of its seemingly absurd regulations.

Student press outlets have seen their coverage curtailed and have been prevented from producing print publications—censorship in all but name—and students of faith have had to watch in disbelief as the University shamelessly encourages non-socially-distanced sexual activity, offering contraception and sex toys to students, while simultaneously claiming that social distancing guidelines render it too dangerous to allow prayer, worship, and Mass in the Chapel. To me, this dichotomy accurately encapsulates Princeton’s response to COVID-19 thus far: hypocritical, absurd, and logic-free.