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Ashley Westhem
Ashley Westhem was Editor in Chief of Vol. 248 after serving as Executive Editor and Managing Editor of Sports. She is the voice of Stanford women’s basketball for KZSU as well as The Daily’s beat writer for the team and aids in KZSU’s coverage of football. She graduated in 2016 and is currently a Communications masters student. Ashley is from Lake Tahoe, California.

Say ‘yes’

breathe in love, calm, light breathe out anxiety, pain, anger   live life mindful not as a puppet seek a life, not a job   sit in an inflatable turtle at the Claw on a hot day close your eyes, walk the labyrinth, imagine another world allow Stanford to let you smile everyday fall asleep…

Farewell column: Make memories, not to-do lists

My role as editor-in-chief has taught me that you are nothing without your staff. I learned that when problems need to be solved, listening and taking a step back is the hardest thing to do as a leader, but it is also the most important. My role as editor-in-chief taught me that you are nothing…

This is your paper

Anyone who knows me knows that The Stanford Daily is my home away from home -- the place on campus into which I have poured my time, energy, heart and soul over the past three years. The Daily should not just be for writers and editors to find refuge and purpose, though. As Editor in Chief, I want to ensure that The Stanford Daily holds a place on this campus as an outlet for all student voices and issues.

Warriors make themselves at home on The Farm

The 2015 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors, visited Stanford Monday morning for a shootaround at the Arrillaga practice gym ahead of the team’s first preseason game at the San Jose SAP Center. The Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 95-87. Sup champ? #GoStanford #Warriors ??? pic.twitter.com/PuqpTVzAkY — Stanford WBB (@StanfordWBB) October 5, 2015 The Stanford women’s…

No. 8 men’s soccer beats No. 18 Louisville

No. 8 Stanford men’s soccer lost its first road game on Friday to unranked UC Santa Barbara but rebounded three days later to take down top-25 ranked Louisville. Junior Jordan Morris recorded the team’s first goal of the season in the Stanford Cardinal’s 1-0 win over the Louisville Cardinals, while junior goalkeeper Andrew Epstein finished…

Lightweight rowing wins national title, women and men finish top 10

The No. 1 lightweight rowing team won the program’s fifth IRA national title in six years over the weekend, with victories in both the varsity eight and varsity four Grand Finals. The varsity eight got revenge over rival Harvard-Radcliffe with its three-second victory — last year, Harvard-Radcliffe overcame the Cardinal by 0.5 seconds at the finish…

Trio of rowing programs gears up for national tournaments

Members of the three Stanford rowing teams, like many Stanford students, left campus at the start of the Memorial Day weekend. However, they didn’t return in time for Tuesday classes, and instead remained at their respective training sites to prepare for and compete at nationals — they will come back to the Farm just in…

Rowing teams all medal on championship weekend

Last weekend, all three Stanford rowing teams came home with hardware to show for their hard work. The No. 1 lightweight varsity eight remains undefeated in spring competitions with its narrow victory in the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships. At the Pac-12 championships, No. 6 women’s rowing brought home the silver medal in the varsity eight,…

The give and take of football injuries…Can he play?

Between practice, meetings, travel and time in the weight room, football players spend eight to nine hours a day on their sport, perfecting their craft so that they may play the sport they love and perform at peak level for their team and fans every Saturday in the fall. For a player who has dedicated…

Stanford rowing teams prepare for Pac-12 championships

After putting on a dominant performance in 2014 at the annual Big Row, in which all three top women’s rowing boats sealed the deal over Cal, the Cardinal headed into that season’s Pac-12 Championships on a high. This year, however, the team enters the Pac-12s on the tail of narrow losses to the No. 2 Golden…

Sand volleyball breaks in new stadium with second-place finish

Playing in its brand new facility for the first time, Stanford’s women’s sand volleyball team hosted the NorCal Invitational this past weekend with three pairs reaching the semifinals in the pairs tournament and the Card finishing second overall in the team tournament. Scenes from @StanfordSandVB‘s home opener. pic.twitter.com/BpHMNo2olF — GoStanford Vault (@GoStanfordVault) March 7, 2015 The Card…

Women’s basketball upsets No. 7 OSU

Five Stanford players scored in double digits to propel the No. 19 Card (21-8, 13-4 Pac-12) to a 69-58 win over the No. 7 Beavers (25-3, 15-2).  Stanford handed OSU its first loss of the season in Gill Coliseum, snapping a 21-game win streak. With Stanford’s upset victory over Oregon State, the Card only need…

Women’s basketball in unfamiliar position against Oregon State

On its last Pac-12 road trip of the season, in its penultimate Pac-12 game of the season, Stanford women’s basketball finds itself in an unfamiliar situation when it plays No. 7 Oregon State on Thursday. With four losses in conference and sitting squarely in third place in the Pac-12 standings with not much chance of…

Women’s basketball dominates second half to earn win over Cal

With 3:54 remaining in the first Battle of the Bay matchup, Stanford women’s basketball led the Cal Golden Bears 54-45, capitalizing on a 15-0 run. In that span, it wasn’t only the Cardinal offense that contributed to the run but also a staunch defensive performance that held Cal to 0-of-11 in shooting in an eight-minute…

Cardinal look for redemption against Sun Devils

The last time that No. 12 Stanford women’s basketball (17-5, 9-1 Pac-12) played No. 10 Arizona State (20-2, 9-1), the Card were ranked two spots higher than the Sun Devils. This time around, in the second half of Pac-12 play, it’s ASU that has the advantage and Stanford that will look to win from behind…

Top 10 Sports Moments of 2014

Last year saw Stanford remain atop the college athletics world, winning the Directors’ Cup for a 20th consecutive year. Three student-athletes were named national players of the year in their respective sports, 11 head coaches earned coach of the year honors and 20 sports earned top-10 postseason finishes.

Women’s basketball prepares for Washington roadtrip

While the reliance upon Samuelson’s shooting is still the same from last year’s game at Washington to this season. This year’s No. 15 Stanford women’s basketball team (10-4, 2-0 Pac-12), as compared to the style of play of the team that lost to Washington last year, is vastly different.
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