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StartX Demo Day recap

StartX held their fall Demo Day tonight to present eight companies from their 11th class. Though Demo Day has been held at the AOL building in previous years, this time it was hosted at Box in a much larger, more comfortable space. This could be due in part to StartX’s upcoming move to a new location several blocks from Stanford University in mid-March. CEO Cameron Teitelman said he looks forward to hosting several, new events that will be open to the Stanford community.

Student artist captures feelings through film

What is art, and what Olson does want to be known for, are his films. After watching a few, one can easily begin to understand Olson’s desire to push all focus onto his work. Olson is extremely good at creating a mood through profound lines, arresting imagery and exaggerated dramatics.

Queer series launches

As part of an ongoing effort to expand campus dialogue of queer-related issues, the Stanford Program in Feminist Studies and the Queer Studies Coalition have collaborated on the University’s first queer studies lecture series, which is offered this spring as a 1-unit class.

North Korea defectors detail escape

“Have you ever had snakemeat? Ratmeat? Have you ever stolen anything?” Yosep Baek, a former North Korean soldier, asked a packed Old Union Clubhouse Ballroom on Friday evening. “If you’re part of the North Korean army, you can’t live without those things.”

Rheingold calls for new literacy in social media

“You have to understand that everything you do [on the Internet] now is going to be there forever, is going to be searchable, is going to be reproducible and is going to be broadcast around the world,” said Howard Rheingold during a discussion about his latest book, “Net Smart: How to Thrive Online” at Braun Auditorium Thursday evening.

Mammoth discovery team discusses Castroville fossils

“Most of us have dreamt as a kid--if we’re being honest--of finding a mammoth,” said anthropologist Timothy King ‘04 Ph.D. ‘06 to artichoke farmers Ryan and Martin Jefferson onstage at Cubberley Auditorium Thursday evening. “And what’s wonderful is that you guys did find it and you shared it with all of us.”

ASSU leaders attend Israel policy event

Six Stanford students traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to attend the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference, headlined by speakers including President Barack Obama. Conference events began Sunday and will last through Tuesday.

Vaden responds to birth control pill recall

No Stanford-bound medicine was included in the about 1 million packs of birth control pills voluntarily recalled by drug manufacturer Pfizer on Jan. 31 due to incorrect packaging, said a Stanford health administrator. While Vaden Health Center at Stanford does not carry any of the affected medication, campus Peer Health Educators (PHE) have been briefed on how to handle the recall, wrote Robyn Tepper, director of medical services at Vaden, in an email to The Daily.

Facebook IPO inspires students

Following Facebook’s Feb. 1 filing for an initial public offering (IPO), University professors and alumni told The Daily the change will not affect Facebook’s daily operations, but does create potential for the company to become an even bigger resource for Stanford.
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