Luke Gamble


November 14, 2016

Identity in a post-election America

The question of what it means to be an American has rarely been of more importance than it is following an election that has divided so many Americans. When America elects a president who blatantly disregards many of the morals and values that Americans are supposed to stand for, … Read More

October 12, 2016

The psychology of success

Due to how much success we’ve experienced and the praise that often comes with it, many of us have the tendency to associate our self-worth with that success and praise. We confuse innate value with our skills or jobs or good looks. Instead of being “Luke who happens to … Read More

September 27, 2016

The finance freight train

This year, many Wall Street investment banks, including J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and Credit Suisse moved their application and interview processes for summer internships even earlier in the fall. As part of a continual effort to hire the best talent ahead of other industries, this change will prompt students … Read More

September 13, 2016

The coming humbling

Dear freshmen, The day you were accepted and chose Princeton was a defining moment in your life. It was the reward for of a lifetime of work and study and growth. Though there are thousands of other well qualified applicants, your acceptance is the natural culmination of the person you’ve … Read More

April 27, 2016

The new deafening activism

College students in the United States are involved in political activism now more than any other time in the last 50 years.  According to a recent survey conducted by UCLA, more students are committed to social justice now than since the height of the Civil Rights Movement. There’s a growing … Read More

April 10, 2016

A modest proposition for prefrosh*

*This piece is satirical. It’s always puzzled me why commencement speeches are given at graduation. How can a speech literally called “the beginning” be given at the end of our time at college? After this three-century-long oversight was brought to the attention of President Eisgruber ’83, he did what he always does: he … Read More

March 30, 2016

Maneuvering a manipulative media

This week Western media has been firmly fixed on the Brussels bombings. In her most recent “Prince” column, Sarah Sakha ’18 laments how coverage of the Brussels bombings has completely eclipsed coverage of attacks in Pakistan, Yemen, Turkey, Iraq and Ivory Coast. She writes, “Terrorism may not discriminate … Read More

March 2, 2016

On finding unity in political plurality

In every election cycle, pundits and politicians alike assert that the United States is at a unique moment in history, a tilting point. No, I’m not going to argue that this time, “it’s for real.”  What is striking about this election cycle, however, is how polarizing the candidates in both … Read More

February 17, 2016

A reflection STEMing from the heart

Many humanities majors cannot withstand the temptation to validate the existence of their own major. It seems every third lecture in my English class references why studying English or comparative literature is so important. Even my classmates often bemoan the fact that computer science, engineering and economics students find no … Read More

February 2, 2016

The untold story of winter break

Classes have started up again, but as students begin the second semester, many wonder why it starts so late. We are almost a full week into February before teachers finish passing out syllabi and move on to real content. Every year Princeton’s unique schedule comes into question, but the issue … Read More