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Alexa Philippou
Alexa Philippou '18 is a political science major and a former Managing Editor of The Daily's sports section. She switched from the sports section to news her junior year, where she has worked on the university/local beat since. Being from Baltimore, she is a die-hard Ravens and Orioles fan who cried when the Ravens won the Super Bowl. To contact Alexa, please email her at aphil723 'at'

Philippou: Leaving the House that built me

Looking back on my time at Stanford, I can confidently say that nothing has shaped my experience as much as The Stanford Daily. And knowing I’m about to leave the place that has determined my career trajectory, given me some of my closest friends and made me into the person I am today scares me more than leaving Stanford itself.

In senior season, Beau Branton breaks out, leads Cardinal offense

Beau Branton’s breakout season wasn’t supposed to happen. First-team All-Pac-12 second baseman Duke Kinamon was slotted in to play second this year — until he went down with a groin injury in warmups minutes before the first pitch of the season. Even then, Jesse Kuet got the first crack at taking Kinamon’s place. But not the last.

By the numbers: 2018 baseball regular season

Stanford baseball has earned a national seed for the second year in a row after a historic 2018 season under first-year head coach David Esquer. The No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and the 22-8 conference record speak for themselves, but some of the other numbers that emerged from Stanford’s season tell the story of just how particularly special Stanford’s 2018 regular season was.

Cardinal take Game 1 against Washington State on Fireworks Night

Behind a multi-hit effort from three Cardinal hitters, including a 4-for-4, three-RBI performance from senior second baseman Beau Branton, No. 3 Stanford (41-8, 19-6-0 Pac-12) dominated in Game 1 of its final home series of the regular season, earning a 10-1 win against Washington State (15-29-1, 7-17-1) Friday night at Sunken Diamond.

Judge Aaron Persky fights recall efforts to retain his seat

After being widely criticized for what many considered an overly lenient sentence for Brock Turner, Judge Aaron Persky ’84 M.A. ’85 faces what his supporters, such as retired Santa Clara County Superior Court judge LaDoris Cordell, admit is an uphill battle in countering the highly visible campaign to recall him from the Santa Clara County Superior Court.


IMPORTANT EVENTS IN DAILY HISTORY 1892: The Daily Palo Alto publishes its first issue. 1894: One of the earliest drafts of the ASSU constitution is published in The Daily Palo Alto. 1926: The Daily Palo Alto is renamed The Stanford Daily. 1970: Daily op-ed “Snitches and Oppression” is met with backlash by the administration, eventually…

‘A credit to our alma mater’: 125 years of The Stanford Daily

On Sept. 19, 1892, John C. Capron, Carl S. Smith and John A. Keating, the first editors of The Daily Palo Alto — the precursor to The Stanford Daily — articulated their vision for their brand-new news organization, a year after Stanford’s founding. “True it is that the daily will not make a great university,…

[magazine] Letters from the editors [copy-??]

To this day, I don’t know why the managing editor of The Stanford Daily gave a freshman reporter the assignment, but in April 1967, the editor summoned me to his office. “Martin Luther King is speaking at Stanford tomorrow,” he told me. “King has agreed to do an interview with The Daily on the ride…

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DAILY AT 125   06 THE DAILY AND THE COURT Examining the legacy of the 1978 Supreme Court case Zurcher v. Stanford Daily   10 125 YEARS OF THE DAILY A century and a quarter after this publication’s founding, a look at how The Daily, and its relationship with Stanford, has evolved   18 MEET…
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