Arnav Mariwala

The examined Stanford life

Take this column with a pinch of salt; there’s no single or perfect way to make the most of your Stanford career or your life, but one day you too can tell your peers how to be a little less of a dumbass.

Magazine: The case for STEM

It is hard to talk about eradicating the banana plague or switching the entire electric grid to solar energy without some understanding of the basic biology or engineering that underlie both these problems.

Nonpartisan, not bipartisan

Fair reporting, therefore, means presenting the facts honestly while bringing out the nuances. But more importantly, it must involve recognizing that opposing views are not always ethically or intellectually equivalent.

No Country for Brown Men

It has been a dark couple of days. Donald Trump has now been elected the 45th President of the United States. He will be the 44th white man to occupy this office and the only one to do so after receiving a Stone Cold stunner. He will become the only President-elect to have more open…

Trumpism after Trump

If 2016 is going to be remembered for anything, it will be remembered as the time when the news and digital media finally faced the music for their inability to grow a backbone and stand up against Trumpism and idiocy.

Regressive progressives

Last week, the State of New York banned rentals of unoccupied apartments for fewer than 30 days on Airbnb. The move was not without controversy, resulting in a protest in front of Governor Cuomo’s office, immense public debate and a federal lawsuit citing “irreparable harm” to the company. It is not hard to see why…

ASSU Senate votes to divest from The Daily

The ASSU Senate voted in a special session on Thursday to block all funding for the Stanford Daily and prevent all current Senators, Executives, interns and class cabinets from associating themselves in any manner with the newspaper.

Stanford’s Title IX coordinator to step down on Sept. 11

Catherine Criswell Spear, Stanford’s first Title IX coordinator, is stepping down from her post on Sept. 11. A former director of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in Cleveland, she will be moving to the University of Virginia (UVA) as the new assistant vice president for equal opportunity programs.
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