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Jacob Nierenberg
Jacob Nierenberg '17 is a coterm pursuing an M.A. in Communication on the Journalism track. The program is very busy and often precludes him from writing for The Daily, but he enjoys contributing stories and music reviews when he is able to. Prior to beginning the program, he completed a B.A. in American Studies. His hobbies include spending time with friends and listening to music, and he is always delighted to meet people as enthusiastic about music as he is.
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Debra Satz, philosopher and professor, named dean of School of Humanities

Debra Satz, philosopher and Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, has been named the next dean of Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences, Provost Persis Drell announced Monday. “I am so pleased that Debra will lead Humanities and Sciences at this juncture, as we look to more deeply leverage all of the school’s…

‘Welcome to W6YX’: inside Stanford’s ham radio club

“Been a while since I’ve been up here at daylight,” Sasha Maldonado ’18 says. “Usually I’m around here at midnight.” “Here” is Site 530, a radio station out in the Stanford foothills — the kind of remote location that requires GPS coordinates to find. About a third of the way up to the Dish, there’s…

Stanford College Republicans navigate Trump, friction with mainstream liberalism and their own future

Although Stanford’s undergraduate population tends towards the Democratic party, the University is not without its conservative tendencies. The Stanford Review was co-founded over 30 years ago by venture capitalist and conservative philanthropist Peter Thiel; resident think tank the Hoover Institution once included Secretary of Defense James Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster among its fellows. The Stanford College Republicans (SCR), meanwhile, has traditionally kept a low profile, but the last several months have seen the group put more effort into engaging the student body.

Where is all the good music in 2018?, part 2

Welcome to part two of two! Having gone over the 10 albums that I’ve been spinning so far this year, it’s time to feed the rumor mill and speculate about the music to come. Here are 25 artists who have suggested that they’ll be releasing something this year or have already put something on the…

Where is all the good music in 2018?, part 1

2018 has left me cold thus far. It’s not just due to the actual temperature—which has dipped below 30°F far too many times for my liking—but there’s been very few albums released this year that I’ve been legitimately excited about. Consider that in the first two months of 2018, we got great, even best-of-year-material albums…

‘The Post’ is not ordinary Oscar bait

People in all kinds of professions get movies made about them. Athletes get movies. Politicians get movies. Lawyers get movies. War heroes get movies. Cops and robbers get movies. Artists — painters, musicians, authors, dancers, filmmakers — they all get movies. But it’s still uncommon for journalists, unless they’re named Clark Kent or Peter Parker,…

Björk’s ‘Utopia’ is full of love

Over the course of her career, Björk has sung about matters as complex as nature, technology and sexuality, but when we last heard her, she was plumbing the depths of another concept as universal as it is confounding: heartbreak. Three years ago, Björk released “Vulnicura,” an album written and recorded following the dissolution of her…

Album(s) of the Year, part 3: Glorious noise and clarity

Day three of the Music beat’s Album of the Year coverage continues with two meticulously crafted, synth-heavy albums: The light French EDM-jazz of French Kiwi Juice’s Self-Titled Album and the lush, nostalgic midwestern indie rock of the War on Drugs’ “A Deeper Understanding.”   French Kiwi Juice, “French Kiwi Juice”  – Trenton Chang, staff writer French…

Storytelling

Joining The Stanford Daily was one of the best decisions I made in my time at Stanford. Sometimes you join a group or a club and find that it’s fun for a while, only to lose your passion for it as time goes on. But since the day I joined The Daily, I knew: This…

Senior reflection: Why I write

Joining the Stanford Daily was one of the best decisions I made in my time at Stanford. Sometimes you join a group or a club and find that it’s fun for a while, only to lose your passion for it as time goes on. But since the day I joined the Daily, I knew: This is what I want to do, not just for the rest of my time at Stanford, but for the rest of my life.
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