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Madeleine Han
Seunghwa Madeleine Han '17 is a sophomore at Stanford interested in English, international relations and the intersection of technology and human communication. She is currently a contributing writer for music and a former news desk editor at The Daily. Contact her at mhan95 'at' to find out more.

An overlooked minority: Disabled students discuss shortfall in support

Aubrie Lee ’14 found herself stuck on the second floor of Cummings Art Building. She had taken the elevator up to her class and planned to take the elevator back down afterwards--that is, before the elevator broke. She sat in her wheelchair, unsure of who to call. She tried the Diversity and Access Office, who rerouted her to a different number.

Stanford’s Best Dressed Freshmen

Josh Petersen Major: Philosophy and either Science, Technology and Society or Math Describe your style: Fairly preppy, but [it] definitely takes a lot of the southwestern and Austin feeling to it – muted tones, different textures and a good pair of shoes. Hobbies: Classical piano, acting and generally loafing about. Secret talent: Tap dancing Favorite…

Damien Rice transcends at Congregation Sherith Israel

One mishap had led to the next—first, a delayed Caltrain, then, an inexperienced Lyft driver—but we were here. Irene and I raced up the stairs, bypassed the refreshments stand and thrust open the doors to the sanctuary—and there stood Damien Rice, crooning “Greatest Bastard” under the sweeping frescoes of San Francisco’s Congregation Sherith Israel.

Film review: “Art and Craft”

In 2008, a mysterious donor offered Matthew Leininger, who was the registrar of the Oklahoma City Museum, a collection of obscure yet valuable works, ranging from a sketch by Honoré Daumier to a watercolor by Paul Signac. What initially appeared to be a no-strings-attached donation would become the cornerstone of an investigation into the life…

“Boyhood” presents a tale of childhood and the meaning of growing up

Imagine if you could rewatch the last 12 years of your life in just two-and-a-half hours. That’s exactly what 20-year-old Ellar Coltrane did as the star of Richard Linklater’s latest film, “Boyhood.” Coltrane plays Mason Evans, Jr., a young boy living in Texas with his older sister, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), and single mother, Olivia (Patricia Arquette). What unfolds is a masterfully woven tale of what it means to grow up: Linklater takes us through Mason’s childhood, from the earnest conversations he has with his father about the potential existence of elves, to the difficulties of dealing with a less-than-exemplary stepfather, to first love and beyond. Indeed, “Boyhood” spins the mundane hum of everyday life into a work of art about the human condition.

Film review: “Boyhood” is a true coming-of-age story

Director Richard Linklater’s latest project, “Boyhood” — in which Linklater follows the same cast of actors over 12 years — is perhaps the contemporary film that most lives up to the name of its coming-of-age genre. From the director of the “Before Sunrise” trilogy comes a tale with the poignancy of growing up in real time handled with the understated sincerity of its title.

Actor-director Zach Braff talks “Wish I Was Here”

Director and actor Zach Braff made waves in 2004 with his directorial debut and soon-to-be-cult-classic, “Garden State.” Now, Braff is back with his Kickstarter-funded “Wish I Was Here.” The film follows struggling actor Aidan Bloom (Braff) and his efforts to navigate his rocky relationship with his wife Sarah (Kate Hudson); support his children, Grace (Joey King) and Tucker (Pierce Gagnon); care for his cancer-stricken father, Saul (Mandy Patinkin); and come to terms with his own spirituality. We talked with Braff during a roundtable about the subjunctive mood, Kickstarter and the purpose of film.

Director Matt Wolf gives an insider report on his new film “Teenage”

Director Matt Wolf has made waves recently with “Teenage,” a documentary about the birth and development of youth culture from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. The film, which showed at festivals ranging from BFI London to Tribeca, opens today in Berkeley and San Francisco. Wolf spoke with us about generation gaps, activism and the creation of “living collage.”
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