Accessibility statementSkip to main content
We need your help: All banner donations made today will support The Daily's new staff financial aid program.
Learn more and donate.

The author's profile picture

Chasity Hale
Chasity Hale is the Vol. 259 managing editor of The Grind. She is a senior, studying communication and creative writing. Contact Chasity Hale at chashale ‘at’

On the slipperiness of time

Temporal landmarks are new, memorable experiences that we use as personal measurements of time. With pandemic restrictions, such as shelter-in-place orders and business closures, every temporal landmark—the big things, like graduations, and perhaps even more importantly, the little things, like eating lunch with friends—disappeared suddenly, writes Chasity Hale.

Art in isolation

Dancing feet on carpet flooring. Live concerts for an invisible audience. Images, words, old memories — prompted by introspection — unloaded onto a canvas, a page. This is the “new normal” for student-artists amid the COVID-19 pandemic: with limited access to resources like rehearsal spaces and art supplies, visual and performing artists are finding innovative ways to make and share their art.

Remembering Black lives through ‘Say Their Names — No More Names’

On the morning of Sept. 4, a small group of library staff gathered near the Bing Wing entrance of Cecil H. Green Library to watch a large, black-and-white banner unfurled over the west-face of the building. The installation of the banner marked the opening of Green Library’s “Say Their Names —No More Names” exhibit, a project spearheaded by Felicia Smith, the Head of Learning and Outreach at Stanford Libraries.

‘Momentum’: Black artists and scholars offer hope, inspire action

“The world as we knew it has been broken wide open,” said writer Roxane Gay as she stared ahead, perhaps imagining the many unseeable faces staring back at her, watching on their computer screens from somewhere, from everywhere. On Aug. 22, Gay was one of four speakers at “MOMENTUM: Sustaining Black Liberation Through Activism, Art, and Collective Care,” a Twitch-streamed event and the first installment in the Junior Class Cabinet’s series “Amplify, Advocate, and Uplift!”

Museums from Home

The right side of the above photo shows the rooftop of the McMurtry Building for the Department of Arts & Art History, and the left side shows the inside of the Cantor Arts Center. These two buildings are located next to each other, and both are homes to artists and art-lovers in the Stanford community.

Stanford Spoken Word Collective shines at CUPSI

April 4-7, 2018 was the first time that many of the current members of Stanford’s Spoken Word Collective attended the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) at Temple University. As an all-rookie team, they made it to finals, and this year, on April 10-13, 2019, at the University of Houston, they made it to finals…

MINT Magazine, fall 2018 — reviewed

A sweet orange-colored sun enveloped in smoke; a cartoon television with the words “FAKE NEWS” across its screen; people with multicolored paint smears on their bodies, standing in front of matching backgrounds — these are some of the many topical and evocative images contained in MINT Magazine’s fall 2018 issue. As stated on their website,…

A disability community center and what Stanford could be

Community centers, like seedlings, have always had barriers — seed coats — that they needed to break through in order to grow. Student advocates have always been the driving force behind this process, nicking through the outer structures to give way to these centers. Since the 1980s, Stanford’s disability community has worked to secure a…

Andy Warhol in our minds and in photographic film

I could visualize Andy Warhol: sun-bleached hair, dark eyes set in circular glasses and an unsmiling, slightly agape mouth. Growing up in one of the artsiest neighborhoods in Miami, I knew that he was a pop art superstar. On the weekdays after school, if I stopped by the Wynwood Walls or dropped into a gallery,…

Not your ordinary gala, part 2

On June 2, the first-ever MINT gala took place in Paul Brest Hall. The MINT gala, cosponsored by the Student Organizing Committee for the Arts, Stanford Arts, Cardinal Nights, the Stanford Concert Network and Stanford Women in Design, and supported by VFILES, Bloomingdale’s, Norma Kamali and Lancôme, was themed “Metamorphosis: Fashion Change.” Guests began arriving…

Not your ordinary gala

On June 2nd at 7 p.m., the first-ever MINT gala will take place in Paul Brest Hall. This event is cosponsored by the Student Organizing Committee for the Arts, Stanford Arts, Cardinal Nights, the Stanford Concert Network and Stanford Women in Design, and supported by VFILES, Bloomingdale’s, Norma Kamali and Lancôme. The theme of the…

Stanford poetry team blooms at CUPSI, takes second place in finals

Stanford’s Spoken Word Collective recently competed in the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) and placed second out of 65 teams. Members Angel Smith ’21, Darnell Carson ’21, Amulya Yerrapotu ’20 and their coach Emily Dial MA ‘18 described the competition and the projects they’re working on now that it’s over. On April 4-7, the…

Ram’s Head’s ‘Chicago’ is bright, bold and ambitious

Ram’s Head Theatrical Society presents “Chicago,” a partly satirical musical about murderesses Velma Kelly (Isabela Angus ‘20) and Roxie Hart’s (Evie Johnson ‘20) experiences in the prison and criminal justice systems. The musical is the collaboration of Fred Ebb (lyrics and book), Bob Fosse (book) and John Kander (music). The set consisted of an exposed…

A Night with the Bumper Jacksons

The reality is, on Saturday night my mind was muddled. My thoughts, like city lights reflecting off rainy streets, were distorted and melded together. A multiplicity of things needed my attention: a paper due on Tuesday, a few unread emails that required responses, a massive load of laundry that had been piling up for several…

Dancing for an excellent cause

Stanford University Dance Marathon (SUDM) is an annual philanthropic event that raises money for health-related causes. Students dance for 24 consecutive hours while raising money to donate. In the past, SUDM has donated proceeds to organizations such as FACE AIDS (2008) and Partners in Health Rwanda (2014-2016), organizations which seek to provide communities in Rwanda…
Load more