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Complexity theory: Facebook’s newfound censorship ethics

Facebook says the organizing of stay-at-home protests qualifies as “harmful misinformation” and will therefore be removed. This latest move is among other recent efforts that show the company is becoming more willing to take on the responsibility of content moderation, at least in the wake of worldwide pandemic.

Stanford team explores hypersonic flight theory

The possibility of hypersonic flight -- offering endless potential in air and space travel but also posing numerous engineering challenges -- recently became the domain of Stanford engineers. The Stanford Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP) received a five-year $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate the subject virtually.

The case against BLM

The task of criticizing Black Lives Matter (BLM) is immediately complicated by a deceptively simple question: What is BLM? A slogan, a movement, an ideology, an organization? The answer seems to change depending on who’s asking.

The case for humility

We have a choice to make, a generational choice. We have the opportunity to learn from the impactful randomness that our young lives have been uniquely subject to.

The point of an opinions section

At the beginning of spring quarter, The Daily's opinions section welcomed a new group of writers into our fold. In discussing with our new members the process of writing and revising opinions articles, we were forced as editors to confront more explicitly the question, “What is an opinions article?”

Why journaling beats finsta-ing

The naked truth is that finstas have evolved as a way to show vulnerability and to showcase a different side of you that people might not generally know about. This is not always conducive to growth. Journaling, on the other hand, has all the benefits of vulnerability with less toxicity.

The rhetoric of PWR

Not all students hate Stanford’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR), but they generally agree that other students hate it. There’s a rhetoric around PWR: a word-of-mouth opinion spread around campus about the two-quarter sequence that nearly all Stanford students take in their first and second years.

Belonging as an Asian American

“You’re a banana.” “Wait, what?” “Yeah, you’re yellow on the outside, white on the inside … It’s a compliment,” my friend clarifies during our side conversation in class. “If it’s a compliment, then why did it leave me with such a heart-sinking aftertaste?” I wondered as I pushed laughter through the lump in my throat…

‘Her Body and Other Parties’ gives shape to female stories

Carmen Maria Machado’s debut collection of short stories, “Her Body and Other Parties,” oscillates between the horrifying and humorous, the fantastical and psychologically troubling, the uncanny and original. All eight stories feature women on the verge of becoming “madwomen in the attic,” challenging genre archetypes and traditional notions of femininity with inspiration from fairy tales,…

Part II: Reflecting on “Racism Lives Here, Too.”

Please note that this article is the second part of a three-part series. Trump’s presidency seems to have triggered a rhetorical arms race, in which extreme rhetoric is countered by even more extreme rhetoric. In this era of popular outrage, our anxieties are enough to justify inference from the specific to the general: some immigrants commit…
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