|Orange and black became the official colors of Princeton
University in the late 1800's honoring William III of the House of
Nassau, the Prince of Orange. The choice was also an intended snub
directed toward Rutgers' belated attempt to adopt those very same
In short order, the tiger was installed as Princeton's totem because
the large, striped wildcat shared identifying colors with the
university and because the word "tiger" appeared in an oft-heard pep
rally cheer on its fields of contest: "Hip hip, rah rah rah, tiger
tiger tiger, sis sis sis, boom boom boom, ah!"
These beautiful miniature tigers pace the shelf at jaZams, a wondrous
toy store at 25 Palmer Square East. Give yourself plenty of time if you
visit jaZams, because you won't want to leave! You'll find scores of
brain-taxing puzzles and games, a large selection of kid-friendly
musical instruments, and a fun reprise of real wooden toys that our
grandparents would find familiar.