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Liam Kinney
Liam Kinney is a hip young thing from Aspen, Colo. He has been a contributing writer at the Daily for a year, and now has his own column. Currently a sophomore, Liam is a prospective Classics and Symbolic Systems double major. He enjoys finishing books, cooking edible food, and reaching the top of the climbing wall - in other words, he is rarely satisfied.

What’s up with ISIS

If you’ve been watching the news lately — or, for college students, if you’ve been watching Jon Stewart or the Colbert Report — you’ve heard of the militant Jihadist organization operating in Iraq and Syria known as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). If you’re like the average Stanford student, you have a…

CS + X-traordinary

Even though this influential vote for a CS-humanities combo major has already been cast, I learned from Ceserani that the Faculty Senate was most tentative about admitting classics into the CS + X program. After all, how could a department that deals in literature written almost exclusively before the Common Era connect to a department that didn’t exist until the twentieth century? Any student of classics should be able to answer this question immediately.

Gentrification and your dream home

This past week, I read a very long article about gentrification in San Francisco. I always thought gentrification was one of those distant phenomena that happened in the abstract and didn’t merit a practical response, but the article cut through that assumption right in the title: “How burrowing owls lead to vomiting anarchists (or SF’s…

The Testosteroom Welcomes One

I live in Synergy. I have 5 roommates. We live between 2 rooms on separate floors, and hold tenuous reign over a tiny third, which we use as a projector room (only holds a couch and a coffee table). All five of my roommates lack the stomachs for a vegetarian house and their insides complain loudly and regularly. This is a story of clandestine aggression, brotherhood and guilt. This is also an apology.

Technical difficulties delay AlertSU test

On July 18, there was an armed robbery near Palm Drive and Palo Road. On September 10, a sexual batter was reported on Lake Lagunita path. And early on the morning of Sept. 28, a student named Joseph went missing in some “tan bark” near Bowdoin Street and Campus Drive, but was found safely 30…

Police Blotter: May 22-27

This report covers a selection of incidents from May 22 through May 27 as recorded in the Stanford University Department of Public Safety bulletin.

EANAB bars to operate on Row

Cardinal Nights—the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE)’s alcohol-free entertainment initiative—will operate equally attractive non-alcoholic beverages (EANAB) bars on the Row on weekend nights starting at Admit Weekend’s Black Recruitment & Orientation Committee (BROC) party.

Police blotter, Feb. 13-Feb. 24

This report covers a selection of incidents from Feb.13 through Feb. 24 as recorded in the Stanford University Department of Public Safety bulletin.   Wednesday, Feb. 13 A bike was stolen from Durand between 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 13.   Thursday, Feb. 14 A woman was cited and released…
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